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  1. medtran49

    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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    Roasted egg masala, vege biryani and naan

    Butter Roasted Egg Masala (Serves 2-3) Ingredients 4 eggs, soft boiled, shelled 4-1/2 Tbsp butter, divided 1-1/2 cups chopped onion 2 cups deseeded, chopped ripe tomatoes 20 whole cashew nuts 1 tsp salt, more to taste 1-1/2 tsp chili powder (regular, not hot) 3/4 to 1 tsp...
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    Belated birthday present

    Now, I'm sort of glad everything was shut down and I didn't get to go out for dinner. Got an e-mail today that these lovlies were on special for a limited time at a very, very reasonable price. Now, I have to decide what dish to start with.
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    What are you eating Sunday, 5/17/2020 to Saturday, 5/23/2020?

    Something easy probably as we picked all this crawfish last night.
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    Yeast score!

    We scored a 2 pound bag of Red Star active dry yeast (NOT instant yeast), exp date 7/21 at the restaurant supply place today. There's no way we'll use this up even in 15 months since I normally buy a 4 oz jar every 3-6 months depending on how much I bake. So, for current NCT members only, I'll...
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    Pita, 2 ways

    Pita 2 ways, 1 without yogurt, 1 with. The one with yogurt is softer, fluffier? and more delicate than the one without. From TheKitchn 8 rounds Ingredients 1 cup warm (not hot or boiling) water, divided 2 tsp active dry yeast, NOT instant pinch of sugar 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour...
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    Bacon Horsradish potato salad

    I got the recipe from https://www.foodiewithfamily.com/bacon-horseradish-potato-salad/ Craig really likes this and asks for it nearly every time we have potato salad now. She gives several tips for the recipe, the chief one being make it ahead and let it sit. I don't usually let it sit...
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    Beef or chicken korma

    I got this recipe years ago from a grocery that is now closed when they had the beef on sale. I've added in my notes on things I do differently. You could use the same amount of chicken, I would use thighs, and not add the chicken until about 40 minutes into the cook time for the sauce. 1-1/2...
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    Medtran and David Rosengarten's Crab Cakes

    Re: What have you eaten Sunday, 2/2/2020, to Saturday, 2/8/2020? 3 cups of crab, 2 slices of bread without crusts, eggs, white wine, seasoning, lemon juice and a bit of mayo, and that's it!
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    Speck, Salt Pork, Pork Belly, Fatback discussions

    The making of speck.
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    German Carbonara

    This dish could go in several categories, so I am putting it here. Ingredients 1/2 recipe Spaetzle (see below) 1/4 pound German/Austrian speck, cut into 1/4 inch cubes 2-1/2 to 3 cups Napa (hard stems removed) or Savoy cabbage, cut into 3/4 inch slices 2/3 cup grated Emmenthal cheese (I...
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    What have you eaten Sunday, 2/2/2020, to Saturday, 2/8/2020?

    We'll probably be making up a pan of lasagna for later in the week today and setting up a beef roast to be cooked via sous vide tomorrow. Dinner tonight is still up for grabs!
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    Smoked turkey, wild rice, vegetable soup

    As requested, sorry it took so long, I've been under the weather. I've been thinking about using barley instead of the wild rice as well, just haven't tried it yet. 2 teaspoons butter 1 cup chopped carrot 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped green onions 1 teaspoon chopped fresh...
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    Ropa Vieja

    The original recipe was from a cookbook by Mary Urrutia Randelman "Memories of a Cuban Kitchen" (Macmillan, 1992). We've made a couple of changes over the years. She was the child of a wealthy Cuban family pre-Castro and the book has interesting tidbits of her life. One 2 1/2-pound...
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    Restaurant servers and specials

    Given 1 of the recent pics in the "funny pics" thread, when you are in a restaurant and the specials are listed on blackboards (sometimes 2 or more) that can be easily seen from anywhere in the restaurant OR you are given a separate menu listing just the specials, how do you feel when your...
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