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Old 10-30-2014, 11:05 PM   #11
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I used some odds and ends to make a version of Steve's Shakshuka.

That is going into the winter rotation!
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:51 PM   #12
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Oh man....great looking dinners Rock, kgirl and Joey! Interesting way to bake Brussels sprouts, Joey...they look perfectly caramelized and so good.

Everyone's dinners sound so good, and inspiring, as always.

I went freezer diving tonight and pulled out the last of the split pea soup. Loaded up salad with lots of crunchy veggies on the side, and a slice of toasted sourdough.
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:30 AM   #13
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For some reason today, I was flitting through the grocery store like a drunken leaf in a windstorm. Then I had to straighten out a Discover card issue for our daughter when she couldn't get her card accepted when buying my annual stash of Great Lakes Christmas Ale - so good and I can't buy it here. I was gone so long Himself called to make sure I was still alive and coming home with food. I told him it wouldn't hurt to rummage...

He came up with two Trader Joe finds: falafel and lemongrass sticks. Had them ready by the time I walked through the door. I brought home a rotisserie chicken since the store was out of the planned scrod for dinner and he picked from that. I wasn't interested in eating but I was cold, so I had a can of Progresso light chicken soup. Going nowhere tomorrow, so I should have no problem producing a real meal.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:51 AM   #14
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What are lemongrass sticks, CG?
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:10 AM   #15
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Meatloaf, garlic mashed taters, mushroom gravy and steamed broccoli.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:52 AM   #16
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What are lemongrass sticks, CG?
I wonder if she meant falafel ON lemongrass sticks (or stalks). I've made kebab type things using lemongrass stalks as skewers.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:56 AM   #17
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Not much for dinner tonight but I did have some nibbles. Here is some ham hock, pork and pistachio terrine I made the other day....
Rock, do you happen to have a recipe or link for that terrine? That looks delicious.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:40 PM   #18
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I wonder if she meant falafel ON lemongrass sticks (or stalks). I've made kebab type things using lemongrass stalks as skewers.
That's an interesting idea. My lemongrass is huge - almost time to cut it back.
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:50 PM   #19
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Rock, do you happen to have a recipe or link for that terrine? That looks delicious.
It is called country terrine, Steve. I basically made my own recipe that I derived from 4 or 5 I saw in the internet. I bought a smoked ham hock, cleaned and shredded it. 3 lbs of ground pork, half of which I pureed in a food processor, so I would have different textures in the final product. I added a good handful of bread crumbs, a finely diced onion, and about 6 garlic cloves. A tsp of salt, one egg, some ground thyme, allspice and star anice. 1/4 cup of sherry, handful of chopped parsley and a good whack of fresh coarse ground pepper. About 25 whole shelled pistachios. Mixed it all together and let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours. I fried up a couple of small sample balls to make sure every thing tasted ok.

The following day, I used the common procedure of lining the bread loaf pans with bacon, divided my mixture in half and wrapped the bacon ends over the top. Covered them tightly with foil. Then, I baked the pans in a home made bain marie using a cake pan. I submerged the loaf pans about 3/4 the way up with boiling water from the kettle. Baked them for 2 hours at 325.

Took them out, and drained them. Placed another baking pan on top of each one and put them in the fridge with a cutting board over the top and also a heavy iron dutch oven lid. They need to be pressed like this for another 24 hours while chilling in the fridge. The next day you just take them out of the fridge and remove them from the pans. Slice as you wish and eat.....I got two terrines and sliced them up and shrink wrapped them in about 7 or 8 small serving sized portions.....

You can find many different recipes and procedures for Country Terrine on line but that is how I did these ones...A bit of work, but quite easy and very fun and rewarding. I have some duck in the freezer I am already planning my next ones....I may go with more pork, orange zest and brandy, some kind of nut again.... not sure yet....something along these lines...http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/8...es-and-pistach
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:31 PM   #20
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What are lemongrass sticks, CG?
GG, she mentioned Trader Joe's finds so I think she was talking about these. I buy them often, and they're really tasty.

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