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Old 12-17-2010, 05:26 AM   #1
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12/17/10 TGIFriday What's Cooking?

I braised the pork shoulder in sherry and water last night and stuck it in the fridge.

The bottom third of it cooked directly in the braising liquid, so the meat from that side of the roast will have a rich flavor.

I'm stripping the roast and separating sections for different bags for the freezer. I'm going to marinate some shredded pork in taco seasoning and a can of stewed diced tomatoes. I'll probably put it in the freezer so it will be yummy for tacos or burritos later on.

I'll take that bottom braised meat and taste test it for ideas. I've never done this with sherry before, but the broth tastes really good. Not sweet, but really rich.

So that's the way my day is headed. How about you?


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Old 12-17-2010, 08:25 AM   #2
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I gonna try a new cake recipe, based on genoise and round chocolates :)
I'm not sure about the recipe yet !

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Old 12-17-2010, 08:31 AM   #3
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I'm going to make egg foo yung and sesame noodles. Hope I can pull this off. Two first time recipes in the same meal.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:46 AM   #4
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frenchy...i had to look up "genoise" but it was well worth the effort...yum! You and jabbur are certainly adventurous today.

I marinated a flank steak overnight in Good Seasons Italian Dressing that I had cut across the top in a crisscross pattern about 1/8" deep. Tonite I'll quickly sear it on both sides and finish it off in the oven at 350 for 7 min. I'm serving it with Carmelized Balsamic Red Onions and bright green Haricots Verts (french green beans).

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Old 12-17-2010, 10:15 AM   #5
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I'm going to make Sam's Brandied chicken tonight. Not sure on the sides or the salad yet. I'm leaning toward a killer coleslaw.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:19 AM   #6
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Were headed out to cut our tree, in the rain. It's storming here.Get some shopping done. I'll make a casserole, bake a loaf of french bread before we go. Heat and eat when we get home.


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Old 12-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #7
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Clam Chowder today! I wanted salmon salad sandwiches, but I'm out of mayo!
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:42 PM   #8
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Good question. I won't know until I arrive at the place I am performing at. I know there is a restaurant across the street and lots of times when we play Xmas parties, they feed the band. So, I'm not sure, yet.
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #9
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probably just scrambled eggs with a bit of cheese, sausage and toast. some cranberry sauce on the side. or a homemade sub with smoked turkey and cheese. have some yummy coleslaw left.
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:28 PM   #10
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I will be grilling some kilbasa and just whipped up a batch of sesame noodles for a side.

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