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Old 07-27-2015, 06:12 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
Welcome Alecia alibi! One of the things I like to do with couscous is toast it in a hot, dry cast iron pan. I stir it as it toasts. I call it toasted when golden and fragrant--about 3-4 minutes. Toasting ups the nutty flavour. I also use hot stock instead of water. I put the toasted couscous in a glass bowl, mix in oil, cover with plastic film and let it steam in the bowl. It takes about 5 minutes (if using small couscous, not Israeli couscous).
Thanks for the ideas! I had never made couscous before, so I followed the recipe on the box instead of the recipe and just added salt and olive oil to the water. Can't wait to begin incorporating it into more meals! :D

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Old 07-27-2015, 08:00 PM   #12
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Rib-Eye,corn. asparagus. Heirloom tomato ,mozz salad.


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Old 07-27-2015, 08:03 PM   #13
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Joey, you really take good care of yourself!
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:38 PM   #14
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Wonderful looking dinner spread, Joey!
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:40 PM   #15
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Froze up a bunch of flank steak cut into strips and wrapped them in cling wrap. I'm using one of those for Broccoli Beef using the oriental spice packet that you add some water and soy sauce to.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:41 PM   #16
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I'm using my handy dandy electric Nesco Roaster today to try and beat the heat. I'm in the process of simmering dried hominy in some chick broth and when it's half tender I'll add the rest of the ingredients for Pozole. We'll have strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Kayelle's brilliant idea to beat the heat was to brown the meat outside on the side burner of our BBQ.
It was delicious!!!!
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:51 PM   #17
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One of these days we all need to caravan over to Joey's for supper. Looks good, as usual, S&P!

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CG, every single thing you listed for your dinner tonight has my mouth watering. ...
Thanks, Cheryl. First time working with the rice paper...and it could be my last. The spring rolls took forever to make. In fact, the whole meal took a while with all of the chopping and slicing and shredding. No wonder people from the Pacific rim tend to be skinny - they burn more calories making dinner than they consume.

My favorite thing was the baked goat cheese stuffed figs. So yummy! Besides that, they were the quickest thing to make.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:05 AM   #18
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Wow, CG...your dinner looks fabulous! Especially the spring rolls....I love those and have been wanting to make them, but I don't want to make a whole batch just for me. I wouldn't be able to eat enough on my own to make it worth the time and trouble to make them. You've just inspired me to get my daughter over here for a spring roll-a-thon.

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