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Old 03-03-2008, 06:10 AM   #11
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6 more years and i can legally qualify as insane.
Awww, don't sell yourself short, BT

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Old 03-03-2008, 07:36 AM   #12
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penne pasta with greens and a lamb ragout.

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:41 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by attie View Post
Here's one I have :-

500g dried navy beans or cannellini
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbs olive oil
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
700g bottle Pasatta
¼ cup treacle
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
2 bay leaves
1 tbs dry English mustard
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp smoked paprika
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups chicken stock
1 small ham hock


Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced).

In a medium saucepan, combine beans, bicarbonate of soda and cover with water. Bring to the boil, remove from heat and allow to stand for at least two hours. Return saucepan to the heat, bring to the boil, drain.

Heat oil in a large enamelled cast-iron casserole and sauté onion and garlic.

Add the remaining ingredients, including the beans and bring to the boil.

Place the ham hock on top of the beans, cover and place casserole in preheated oven for 4-5 hours.

Remove hock from casserole, discard skin and bone, shred meat. Remove bay leaves before returning shredded meat to the beans. Serve on toast.

We're not a big baked bean eating nation so normally if it doesn't come in a can it doesn't count, but I like this one
Your recipe is almost exactly a traditional Boston Baked Bean recipe, attie, and looks great to me! We use a chunk of salt pork in place of the ham hock, but I love your idea.

We ARE a big baked bean-eating region here, and yours is the real thing!

But .... what's Pasatta?

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:47 AM   #14
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I was watching an old episode of Bobby Flay's yesterday and he was making fried chicken and it got my mouth watering. Granted its not a part of my healthy eating plan but sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. So for us it'll be fried chicken, buttermilk mashed potatoes and green beans with bacon and onion and buttermilk buscuits. This screams comfort food to me and since its a chilly, rainy day here it'll be perfect.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:50 AM   #15
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I've decided on Johnsonville sausages done on the grill. With some onions and mushrooms done with a little soy sauce for a topping.
And steak fries, too.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:20 AM   #16
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I'm planning on Rachael Ray's Frutti di Mare (Fruit of the Sea) over linguine with garlic bread; green salad for DH, steamed green beans drizzled with roasted garlic olive oil for me.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:28 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by QSis View Post
But .... what's Pasatta?

best way to describe it is a little thicker than tomato juice, but not as thick as a tomato puree.
if you sieve a can of tomatoes, you may use that exactly the same ;)
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:08 AM   #18
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i'm thinking of making an eggplant lasagna today. i also have a pound of 20 count shrimp to use, so i was thinking of possibly adding them to the lasagna. anyone ever make seafood lasagna before?

if not, they'll be split up and made into shrimp cocktail for an appy tonight, and a second dish of shrimp and crab fra diavolo for lunch tuesday.

whatcha cookin' this monday?
Hi Buckster............to me, the sound of it wouldn't happen in my kitchen. sorry but I'd not use them for that. Save them [that sized shrimp is a real treat] so let them shine and stand alone....just my opinion. oh, how thin do you slice your eggplant?

marinating right now, is a rib eye, large enough for two of us if the man gets home in time that is. he's still in the Yukon.
Edited due to him not coming home for dinner after all. Instead, when he arrives from his flight, he's taking our son out to dinner. Son working at airport for 8 hours tonight so they'll sneak away for a meal of dad and boy. Love that. Dad can talk of his fun adventure and son can feel the proud man he is with his new venture. I'll eat alone so plans have changed due to my eating habits. He'll get the reruns for work tomorrow and will be thankful for them.
Same steak doing its thing in frig marinating.
I made stuffing from the small amount of NYTimes bread that was leftover. The traditional onions/celery/butter/evoo/poultry seasoning. Baking now with...
Baking potatoes/cauliflower/onion/evoo. Doing these 3 roasted veggies for me tonight. So his lunch tomorrow will be steak/stuffing/veggies.
Have a good day/night to you all..........

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Old 03-03-2008, 11:27 AM   #19
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Pressure-cooker Osso Bucco (first time) and Dina's Peach Apple berry Pie!

If you're going to add the shrimp to your lasagna, cook em first and then cut em into pieces. There's nothing less romantic than slurping a wiggly ol' shrimp out of your dinner (gulp). If you have a can of clams, you can make a red-seafood lasagna by stirring the clams in with your marinara. Otherwise, I'd go white sauce with seafood, which might not work with your eggplant. How about a shrimp app?
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:29 AM   #20
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Chicken (legs and thighs) browned a bit then into the crock-pot with some sauteed onions and mushrooms, sherry, and Italian seasoning. Will either serve over rice or pasta. Buttered broccoli on the side and brownies for dessert.

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