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Old 12-27-2018, 07:45 PM   #1
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Dinner Thursday, 12-27-2018

We'll be having smoked pork chops, paprika potato cubes, and sauteed zucchini...as soon as the boys show up. Meanwhile, I actually get to eat my salad before the main event!

What are you cooking up tonight?
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:54 PM   #2
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Was just going to post a dinner thread!

I'm still enjoying ways to use leftover ham. This afternoon's dinner was a breakfast burrito. Scrambled eggs, chopped ham, onions, Ortega fire roasted green chiles (canned...love those and always have them on hand), and shredded cheese....wrapped up in a warmed flour tortilla. Salsa verde for dipping.
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:54 PM   #3
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I had steamed leaf spinach, mashed potatoes with roast beef strips on top covered with burgundy gravy.
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:57 PM   #4
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Leftover rib roast, lyonnaise potatoes and some new to us broccoli.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:04 PM   #5
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Leftover ham here, too. I'm going to cube some ham, brown it with lots of garlic, and mix it with penne pasta and Alfredo sauce.

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Old 12-27-2018, 08:06 PM   #6
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Cashew chicken stir fry.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:09 PM   #7
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Brought home some wings from work..greek salad..
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:17 PM   #8
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Defrosted some pulled pork and had it with SBR sauce and a dill pickle.
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:34 PM   #9
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Went looking around DC for ways to cook Cod and came across a link from Aunt Bea (where is she anyhow)?
Anyway, it was for baked cod topped with tartar sauce (made my own) and it was delicious. I did it in my individual casseroles with a bed of chopped cooked spinach, and the thickly slathered tartar sauce on the fish was topped with seasoned Panko bread crumbs baked at 375 in the toaster oven for 13 min. or so. Rice blend was on the side along with glorified salads.
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Went looking around DC for ways to cook Cod and came across a link from Aunt Bea (where is she anyhow)?
Anyway, it was for baked cod topped with tartar sauce (made my own) and it was delicious. I did it in my individual casseroles with a bed of chopped cooked spinach, and the thickly slathered tartar sauce on the fish was topped with seasoned Panko bread crumbs baked at 375 in the toaster oven for 13 min. or so. Rice blend was on the side along with glorified salads.
Note to Andy -- fish like cod is great sous vide. I vacuum seal it with butter and fresh herbs, sous vide it and do a very quick sear to finish. Moist and flaky every time. The best part is that it is virtually impossible to overcook the fish when you cook it sous vide.

My ham and pasta was very good. I did cheat on the Alfredo sauce. I started with Newman's Own from a jar, which was very bland, and heavily doctored it.

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We finished our Feast of the Seven Fishes tonight with salmon in a creamy wine sauce with asparagus, peas, capers and dill over orrechiette. Toasted homemade bread on the side to sop up the sauce.
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We finished our Feast of the Seven Fishes tonight with salmon in a creamy wine sauce with asparagus, peas, capers and dill over orrechiette. Toasted homemade bread on the side to sop up the sauce.
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You had me at “creamy wine sauce!” Looks very tasty!
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Note to Andy -- fish like cod is great sous vide. I vacuum seal it with butter and fresh herbs, sous vide it and do a very quick sear to finish. Moist and flaky every time. The best part is that it is virtually impossible to overcook the fish when you cook it sous vide...
Thanks. Just so you know, SO likes her fish well done. As she has said man y times, "You can't overcook my fish." But I will use it for my fish.
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Thanks. Just so you know, SO likes her fish well done. As she has said man y times, "You can't overcook my fish." But I will use it for my fish.
Oh my, sorry to hear that.

Fish is tricky. Undercooked fish is not good, either, but overcooked fish is mush. That's what I grew up eating -- with a side of overcooked vegetables.

That's the great thing about sous vide cooking of fish. You set your doneness temperature, and you can be way off on your timing and it is still done just right.

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Old 12-28-2018, 06:25 AM   #15
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Left-over Chicken in Gravy, over Whole Wheat, 'Bruce's' Yams, Steamed Asparagus with a Parmesan dusting, Tri-Color Pasta Salad...


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Asparagus and prosciutto pasta.
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Fish is tricky. Undercooked fish is not good, either, but overcooked fish is mush.
Like meat, fish is dried out when it's overcooked. I never thought of fish in the sous vide, but it's a good idea.
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Stewed pork rind tacos, spicy hot. And some mattcha to go with them. ....wasn't in the mood for beer last night.
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