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    Classic Mueller's Macaroni Salad

    Hot dogs and my special macaroni salad.
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    Medtran's Indian dinner - June 2021

    Lamb rogan josh, saag aloo, garlic achaar, and poori.
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    What's on your plate Sunday, June 6, to Saturday, June 12, 2021?

    We're having Emeril's BBQ shrimp and biscuits tonight.
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    Fried Onion Straws/Strings

    Sorry it took me so long to get this posted. Kept meaning to do it and kept forgetting. It's more of a technique than anything. I don't know why we don't do these more often because they are good and fairly easy to make. I used a mandoline to thinly slice a red onion (you could use...
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    Cheddar, black pepper, green onion biscuits with cheddar "feet"

    The "feet" are crunchy baked cheddar fricos. 2 cups AP flour, plus more for dusting 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 1 tsp black pepper 3/4 tsp kosher salt 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter (4 ounces), cubed 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about...
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    Cheddar crusted chicken

    Serves 2-3 depending on appetite, my husband ate 2 thighs as he liked it so much. You can tailor the spices and cheeses to whatever flavor profile you want. Oregano, basil, and ParmR for Italian. Cumin, garlic and onion powder, even Mexican oregano with a Monteray Jack, queso fresco, etc. for...
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    What's on the menu Sunday, May 9, to Saturday, May 15?

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Craig is making lasagne.
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    Belly for Chinese pork belly buns

    This is the piece I cut off from the porchetta. It cured for 2 days. I used the cure from Squirrel's post, then roasted in oven via Momofuku's method via Food 52 to a temp of 170. We'll be having the buns in the next day or 2. The drippings will be used as the fat in the buns.
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    Muffaletta

    Muffaletta Giardiniera 1/4 cup table salt 1 cup small-diced carrots 1 cup tiny cauliflower florets 4 to 8 serrano peppers, sliced (depending on heat level desired) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 stalk celery, diced small 1 red bell pepper, diced small 2 cups vegetable oil 1/2 tablespoon dried basil...
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    All Belly Porchetta

    1 piece around 4-pound skinless pork belly. I started out with a 5.29 pound belly, cut off the thicker end for another use, so that left a fairly equal thickness of pork belly. Kosher salt 1 Tbsp black peppercorns 1-1/2 Tbsp fennel seeds 1/2 Tbsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp dried rosemary...
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    Orecchiette with a bacon soubise sauce

    It's not a traditional soubise since it uses bacon grease instead of butter, but it came out really good. I used all scallions/green onions the first time I made this. The second time I used 1 bunch of scallions/green onions and a new/spring onion. We liked the all scallions recipe the best...
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    Mascarpone brownies

    The last time I made this I cut down the butter to 3/4 cup and the sugar to 7/8. Didn't really taste any difference, but would check about 5 minutes earlier for doneness. I also added 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder each to the brownie batter and the chocolate ganache. Since I know that some...
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    Double cut lollipop lamb chops

    I don't really have a recipe for these. At least an hour before cooking, make a paste with garlic, salt and rosemary (or thyme), work in some lemon zest (I zested half of a large lemon for an 8-bone rack of lamb, i.e. 4 double chops), pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice, then some EVOO to make...
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    Leek and bacon flan

    These have a pretty strong leek flavor so need an assertive lamb or beef dish, or they totally will take over. They could also be used as a starter or a light lunch (maybe in a slightly larger cup with a longer baking time) over a bed of sweated leeks or spinach and either leeks or onions...
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    Best wishes please! {Update}

    Craig fell and broke both bones in several places in his lower left leg about 3 inches above his ankle Friday evening. He had surgery Saturday and ended up with plates, screws and a rod. Yesterday was really bad. He was disoriented and kept asking what happened to him and what were THEY doing...
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    Best wishes please!

    I are sitting in the hospital waiting for Craig to have surgery. He fell last night and ended up with multiple breaks both bones right lower leg several inches above his ankle. They just took him in. Karen
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    What are you eating Sunday, 10/25, to Saturday, 10/31/20?

    Craig will be grilling some mojo marinated chicken. Sides of black beans and rice, maybe maduros.
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    Prosciutto bread

    I have served this with an oven dried tomato pesto, butter, marinara sauce, and a cannellini bean pesto (Lydia Bastianich). I like it best with the pestos and butter. Craig likes the tomato sauce best, with the oven dried tomato pesto second. Prosciutto bread (makes 1 loaf, can be doubled...
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    What's on our plates Sunday, July 26, to Saturday, August 1, 2020?

    We are supposed to have fajitas tonight.
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    What are you eating Sunday, June 7, to Saturday, June 13, 2020?

    Homemade grilled pizza! Yay!!!
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