Recipe of the Day: December 2009

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Lamb Chops with Parsnips

Week: December 26, 2009-January 4, 2010

Friday—Spicy Pineapple-Glazed Ham

Thursday—Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Garlic–Herb Butter

Wednesday—Garlicky Shrimp with Olive Oil

Tuesday—Lentil Soup with Smoked Turkey

Monday—Smothered Chicken

Sunday—Lamb Chops with Parsnips (left)

Saturday—Greek Baked Pasta

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Meat Loaf with Red Wine Glaze

Week: December 19-25, 2009

Friday—Spicy Pineapple-Glazed Ham

Thursday—Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib Roast with Mushroom-Armagnac Sauce

Wednesday—Pan-Glazed Salmon with Oyster Sauce and Basil

Tuesday—Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas Verdes

Monday—Couscous with Chicken and Chickpeas

Sunday—Meat Loaf with Red Wine Glaze (left)

Saturday—Choucroute Garnie

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Juicy Buttermilk Pork Chops

Week: December 12-18, 2009

Friday—Fish Fry with Ramp Aioli

Thursday—Grilled Skirt Steak with Fregola-Orange Salad

Wednesday—Lamb Meatballs with Red Pepper and Chickpea Sauce

Tuesday—Fusilli Alla Crazy Bastard

Monday—Juicy Buttermilk Pork Chops (left)

Sunday—Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

Saturday—Lasagna-Style Baked Pennette with Meat Sauce

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Ham, Soppressata and Two-Cheese Stromboli

Week: December 5-11, 2009

Friday—Shrimp Masala

Thursday—Yukon Gold Potato, Leek and Fromage Blanc Frittata

Wednesday—Grilled Halibut with Smashed Fingerlings and Tomato Butter

Tuesday—Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken

Monday—Ham, Soppressata and Two-Cheese Stromboli(left)

Sunday—Kibbe in Yogurt Sauce

Saturday—Osso Buco with Citrus Gremolata

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Chicken Cutlets with Green Olive and Currant Pan Sauce

Week: November 28-December 4, 2009

Friday—Striped Bass with Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Thursday—Lamb Schnitzel with Aioli

Wednesday—Curry-and-Yogurt-Braised Chicken Thighs

Tuesday—Two-Cheese Moussaka with Sautéed Mushrooms and Zucchini

Monday—Chicken Cutlets with Green Olive and Currant Pan Sauce (left)

Sunday—Eggplant and Potato Curry

Saturday—Spiced Smoked Ham with Mango-Cranberry Chutney

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