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Need help coming up w/ birthday dinner menu

eeades | Nov 8, 201306:40 AM

I need your help coming up with a menu for my husband's birthday dinner!

His loves: Food that's comforting and homey (pot roast, roast chicken + mashed potatoes, etc.), Italian food, dishes with a lot of sauce you can sop up with good bread. No dietary restrictions.

I was considering doing Mario Batali's recipe for manicotti but now I'm not sure since we're going to a nice Italian place for his dinner out. Does anyone have any recipe/menu suggestions? I'm fine working from a linked recipe or just kind of a loose idea or description. I'm a good cook and am comfortable with most kitchen tasks but would prefer a dish that comes without a $75 ingredient list or anything like that

Thanks in advance!

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