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Old 03-03-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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Dinner on Monday, March 3rd.

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?

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Old 03-03-2008, 03:45 AM   #2
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Obviously nobody's hungry over your way yet buckytom but dinner is well under way for us. Sorry, I'm not a lasagna nor pasta man so I guess the cocktail gets my vote.

For us tonight it's crispy baked pork shoulder chops [rind on] with steamed vegies [potatoes, pumpkin, beans and choco] in white sauce -- healthy huh?

And with my fav. desert - Coconut rice pudding
app. 1 1/2 cups rice
1 can coconut cream
app. 1 1/2 ltr milk
sugar to sweeten
dash of vanilla

Simmer until rice is cooked, add more milk if required but let rice thicken the pudding

Add a handful of raisins or any dried fruit of your preference

Sorry, but I never measure anything when I cook, trial and error is the name of the game
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:53 AM   #3
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i'm on v.s.t. here, attie. (vampire standard time)

i'm glad to hear early responses from those of you so far ahead of zulu time. gotta do something to stay awake. this may marks the 14th year i've been doing 1 extra midnight shift a week. 6 more years and i can legally qualify as insane.

crackers aside, what's choco? and how do you make your white sauce?
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Pork and leek sausages with baked beans, and I haven`t decided what else yet...
maybe potato wedges.
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v.s.t. ?, I don't envy you, although, the older I get the less I sleep.

Choco is a vegetable that looks very much like a large Packham pear and grows on a vine, very bland and requires an acquired taste. I can't find an image sorry, it's a squash really.

White sauce
Milk
Butter
Flour
Diced onions??
Cheese??
In other words Bechamel
I really like it with smoked Cod - Boil the Cod in milk, then make the sauce with that milk.
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Pork and leek sausages with baked beans, and I haven`t decided what else yet...
maybe potato wedges.
YT2095, do you make your own baked beans from scratch
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:56 AM   #7
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occasionally yes :)

I even grow the beans myself too.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:22 AM   #8
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xxx-ooo would you be prepared to share your recipe
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:32 AM   #9
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sure, click here: Beans, red kidney, navy, canelli, mixed (all canned)

I also do a version where I use my homegrown tomatoes and chilis to make the sauce.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:43 AM   #10
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Here's one I have :-
INGREDIENTS

500g dried navy beans or cannellini
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
water
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

METHOD

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.
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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
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