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« on: Dec 02, 2011, 04:30PM »

Thought I'd throw a bunch of sausages (Polish, Italian, Czech, German, etc) I picked up from my neighborhood butcher in the ol' crockpot with some peppers and onions tonite and have a sausage fest!

What's on your table tonite?
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 2011, 05:13PM »

Well, since you asked...

Leftover turkey soup from the leftover bird. Boiled the carcass with water, onions, celery, garlic, picked the bones clean, added 'em to the soup along with fresh onions, celery and rice, and fresh thyme and sage. Good, hearty--but oddly (and surprisingly) bland.   Don't know A little extra salt and pepper has helped. I wonder whether removing some of the turkey fat removed some of the flavor? 

Is it too late to invite myself over to dinner???
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 02, 2011, 05:22PM »

Salt,

the scrouge of modern food!  Well not quite, but obese people with high blood pressure have to look out for that stuff.  When not using a bunch of salt in soups,I would try adding a bunch of garlic, a little acid (vinegar etc...), certain herbs such as oregano and chili pepper.  I don't generally use Cumin in soup, but I bet that would work as well.  I was surprised at how good a low salt chicken soup tasted the other day.

I had a chicken sandwich tonight, with a chocolate turnover!

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« Reply #3 on: Dec 02, 2011, 09:27PM »

I made enough for you all to come over!

Sausage and Peppers only gets better the next day!
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 04, 2011, 05:45PM »

Grilled some rib-eyes marinated with salt, pepper, garlic & Olive oil. Homemade biscuits, spanish rice & corn. and I`m stuffed.
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 04, 2011, 07:41PM »

Had a bowl of spicy chicken soup and some leftover turkey enchiladas.
My mother-in-law made some red chile sauce which made for some scrumptious enchiladas!!!!!!!!!
Like turkey,  even better a couple of days later.

Spiced the soup with some of my wife's grandpa's chile salsa.
Hooboy that stuff is YUMMY!!!!!  And HOT!!!

Lucky for me, Grandpa shared the recipe with me so I can make it on my own.

Oh yeah!


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« Reply #6 on: Dec 05, 2011, 07:13PM »

Mission brand has two new dinner kits--I tried the chicken caesar wrap kit but used flatiron steak instead of chicken breast.  Everyone loved it.
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 05, 2011, 09:32PM »

Pork butt in the crockpot tonite.

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« Reply #8 on: Dec 13, 2011, 06:09PM »

Roast Pork and potatoes, green beans...
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 15, 2011, 08:04PM »

Kosher dill pickles, sharp cheddar cheese and orange juice.
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 15, 2011, 09:02PM »

Boy scout potluck--I roasted a turkey and made Basque rice (with carrots, peppers, onions, chicken stock, bacon, and chorizo) to go with the other selections. Pant
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 16, 2011, 11:01AM »

Kosher dill pickles, sharp cheddar cheese and orange juice.

Are you a bachelor, Zem?  :D

It's Friday date night out with my spouse...maybe really good sushi. Oh wait, I know - that great little Italian place with the awesome Gorgonzola bowtie pasta dish with lemon, walnuts, capers, and prosciutto!
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« Reply #12 on: Feb 04, 2012, 06:42PM »

Ronnie R. might be proud of me for this,  although I could NEVER come close to his mastery of soups & the culinary arts in  general!

BUT!!

I made a butternut squash bisque with crab that rocked!!  First time trying a new recipe and I'm pretty happy with the result.
Even my 13 yr old daughter dug it!

WOOHOO!!!!

Also made some beef & chicken fajitas for the kids.

Not much of anything left!
Good sign.

Have a great weekend All!

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« Reply #13 on: Feb 04, 2012, 10:54PM »

Ronnie R. might be proud of me for this,  although I could NEVER come close to his mastery of soups & the culinary arts in  general!

BUT!!

I made a butternut squash bisque with crab that rocked!!  First time trying a new recipe and I'm pretty happy with the result.
Even my 13 yr old daughter dug it!

WOOHOO!!!!

Also made some beef & chicken fajitas for the kids.

Not much of anything left!
Good sign.

Have a great weekend All!

Thanks
Eric




Boy - that wld be a grand Superbowl Sunday menu!

I'm making chili in the crockpot tomorrow --- and a spicy queso with sausage w/chips....
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« Reply #14 on: Feb 04, 2012, 11:01PM »

Chili Colorado with a Shirley Temple.

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« Reply #15 on: Feb 05, 2012, 12:24AM »

I made a beef casserole yesterday. Good quality stewing steak, onions, garlic, carrots, bay leaves, bit of a cheat by adding a "beef casserole mix" of herbs/stock, and a healthy dollop of port (I'd run out of red wine) gave it a comforting richness. Enough for several days, which is just as well seeing as I'm currently snowed in.
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 05, 2012, 11:38PM »

A nice bowl of Cocoa Puffs :( I was at work all night and just now got home. Gotta have something quick so I can hit the books! Oh the life of a college student :( :(
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« Reply #17 on: Feb 08, 2012, 08:50AM »

I made a beef casserole yesterday. Good quality stewing steak, onions, garlic, carrots, bay leaves, bit of a cheat by adding a "beef casserole mix" of herbs/stock, and a healthy dollop of port (I'd run out of red wine) gave it a comforting richness. Enough for several days, which is just as well seeing as I'm currently snowed in.
If I put that much port into stew, I'd be stewed too  Evil :D
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 03, 2012, 09:12AM »

I'm going to throw a couple of chix breast into a slow cooker and add a bunch of veggies. Not sure what I'll season with; oregano looks like it'll be in there, along with garlic. Starting to stay away from the potatoes (which irritates the better half but pleases the doctor...) so probably long on onion and carrots.
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« Reply #19 on: Jun 03, 2012, 10:27AM »

Feels like a slow cooker Sunday - gonna check my freezer....
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