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Old 01-20-2019, 07:02 PM   #11
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Thanks..I brought it up to 140..that pink part is the cap and for some reason it stays that color..But, you are right about pink pork..I can eat it medium but no less..we grew up with trichinosis..I believe that has been eradicated for the most part..one good thing about commercial farming, I guess..
When I grew up (yes, I'm old enough to say that), lean pork was cooked to the consistency or shoe leather. Fatty pork, like shoulder, is great cooked for hours. Pork loin... not so much.

The greatest thing about sous vide cooking is that you can cook lean pork at 140F for long enough to achieve the same food safety results that you would get at 160F, without overcooking the meat.

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Old 01-20-2019, 09:11 PM   #12
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Pretty cold here today, with last night's snow not melting so I decided I'd make a "comfort" food meal tonight.

Came across a recipe for Swedish meatballs and the recipe turned out to be a real keeper. The sauce was so good I was tempted to drink it. Served buttered wide noodles and steamed peas with the meatballs.

Our dessert consisted of Vanilla Walnut Fudge. Really, really, really good. Didn't have to refrigerate the fudge to firm it up. I just put it outside on a decorative table outside by the front door. Yep, I said it was cold. Today's high, with sunshine, was 29F.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:34 PM   #13
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Pretty cold here today, with last night's snow not melting so I decided I'd make a "comfort" food meal tonight.

Came across a recipe for Swedish meatballs and the recipe turned out to be a real keeper. The sauce was so good I was tempted to drink it. Served buttered wide noodles and steamed peas with the meatballs.

Our dessert consisted of Vanilla Walnut Fudge. Really, really, really good. Didn't have to refrigerate the fudge to firm it up. I just put it outside on a decorative table outside by the front door. Yep, I said it was cold. Today's high, with sunshine, was 29F.
You apparently don't have squirrels where you live.

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Old 01-20-2019, 09:38 PM   #14
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Cheese Hoagies ( cheese, lettuce, tomatoes ( which are so crappy this time of year), Marinated hot peppers, Marinated sweet peppers ( from garden), Pickles ( from garden), onions, mayo , vinaigrette all on a kaiser roll). I prefer the kaiser roll as opposed to a regular hoagie roll because the cheese is sliced round, so it fits perfectly. Also, corn on the Cobb. Dessert was a pomegranate .
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:17 PM   #15
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It's been cold today (high today was 24), snowy-rainy-yucky weather. We had bowls full of ugly comfort food. It's basically very thin mashed potatoes ladled over chunks of cheese (we has longhorn cheese), topped with minced raw onion and vinegar. Warms you all the way down to the toes.

Now that it's dropped down to zero, it might be time for some Bourbon...Click image for larger version

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A few months back I bought a couple of Knorr packages of quick pasta dishes. They make enough for two. I like to have food like this on hand for days Pirate doesn't feel like making me a meal.

Waste of money. I tried the pasta with garlic sauce. Flat. So I added a tsp. of garlic powder. Some help, but still BLEH. So I added some sea salt. Much better. But still couldn't get that taste of garlic I was looking for.

I still have two packages of Knorr Fettucine Alfredo. I don't know when I will be making that, but I hope it won't be as disappointing as what I had today.
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It's been cold today (high today was 24), snowy-rainy-yucky weather. We had bowls full of ugly comfort food. It's basically very thin mashed potatoes ladled over chunks of cheese (we has longhorn cheese), topped with minced raw onion and vinegar. Warms you all the way down to the toes.

Now that it's dropped down to zero, it might be time for some Bourbon...Attachment 33205
LOL, yes, that is not pretty.

But, as long as it tastes good, who cares. Actually, as long as you have Bourbon, the food doesn't even need to taste good.

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A few months back I bought a couple of Knorr packages of quick pasta dishes. They make enough for two. I like to have food like this on hand for days Pirate doesn't feel like making me a meal.

Waste of money. I tried the pasta with garlic sauce. Flat. So I added a tsp. of garlic powder. Some help, but still BLEH. So I added some sea salt. Much better. But still couldn't get that taste of garlic I was looking for.

I still have two packages of Knorr Fettucine Alfredo. I don't know when I will be making that, but I hope it won't be as disappointing as what I had today.
Store bought white sauces are all bland, IMO. In addition to garlic, add a good amount of black pepper. Salt is not good for me (and probably you), so I am pretty careful about how much I add to store bought foods, that are already loaded with salt and sugars.

Pepper, whether black or red pepper, is good for you, and will make that store bought sauce a whole lot better.

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I made a pot of Mexican chicken tortilla soup and it sure hit the spot. Did anyone besides us take a look at the Super Blood Wolf Moon tonight?
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:07 AM   #20
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Moon? What moon, Kayelle? We're still completely socked in with clouds, unfortunately.

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LOL, yes, that is not pretty.

But, as long as it tastes good, who cares. Actually, as long as you have Bourbon, the food doesn't even need to taste good.

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Himself hit up the Bourbon after he took our garbage carts down to the curb. I'm happy sipping some red wine tonight. Wine is from grapes, and I needed more fruit today.
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