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Old 08-20-2006, 05:22 PM   #11
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If the ham thaws out I will make Jambalaya. It is does not thaw out I am not sure what I will be having.

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Old 08-20-2006, 07:37 PM   #12
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I made my first 2 loaves of french bread today...so we're having shrimp scampi to go with

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:17 PM   #13
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We had our family dinner at my younder daughters today. I have to say, it was nice to sit on my errr, pin cushion and watch the boys play and hold Olivia I did help a little, I put together the rigatoni with pesto and an appy of dried apricots, stuffed with cream cheese and candied walnuts, then I drizzled them with rosemary honey..We had lemon pepper chicken breasts that we grilled then we spooned on a butter lemon chopped parsley and a little crushed garlic sauce, a bif tosssed salad with garden tomatoes and cucumbers, red onion,endive,feta and a balsamic and evoo dressing, rolls, grilled eggplant and asparagus, brownies and lemon cake..Ahhh it was nice not to have to clean it all up either

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:58 PM   #14
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Ya know, as soon as I saw this thread I thought "hmm, I bet kadesma had something wonderful." I hit the nail on the head!

I had pasta that I tossed with pesto, ham, sauteed mushrooms and delicious orange tomatoes. It was tasty but I still wish I had what kadesma did.
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:36 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by corazon90
Ya know, as soon as I saw this thread I thought "hmm, I bet kadesma had something wonderful." I hit the nail on the head!
shootin' fish in a barrel.

vb, did you make your own brasciole? if so, what cut of meat for the scallopini?
was it a sunday gravy, or cooked seperate-ish? fresh tomatoes for the sugo?
i need to know, darnit!!! i'm hungry.

about to feast on my leftover brasciole, the last two. and a hunk o' calandra's bread.
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:55 AM   #16
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Good morning Bucky!

Yes, it was a traditional sunday gravy, although I made it Saturday while I was smoking those ribs. I use boneless sirloin sliced about 1/4 inch thick and then pounded a bit for the brasciola. I stuff it with parsley, garlic, pignoli nuts and grated locatelli cheese. I still have two or three left over...want one?
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:17 AM   #17
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Last night I tried something new, & it was really quite delicious.

Although I'm not normally a fan of processed food, I picked up a package of Shady Brook Farms marinated turkey strips on sale. Bought the "Chipotle Citrus" flavor. Sauteed up some red bell pepper, mildly hot banana pepper, & Vidalia onion; shredded some lettuce, cilantro, & sharp cheddar cheese; warmed up some whole-wheat flour tortillas; then sauteed up the marinated turkey strips. We then each made our own whatever-you-want-to-call-them - fajitas, soft tacos, burritos - you get the idea.

I'll definitely be buying these again. We each had 4 LARGE tortilla/wraps/whatever apiece, with some leftover for my lunch today, & the amount easily could have been stretched to make double that. The turkey strips were smoky/spicy without being overwhelming, & best of all - not salty AT ALL - which is something I always find unpleasant the few times I use processed or preprepared products.

Shady Brook also has these marinated turkey strips in a "Mild Herb" flavor. I'll be trying those next!!! Think they might make a terrific pseudo "Cheese-Steak Sandwich", or a great addition to a main course salad.

Oh, & the cost was a "whopping" $2.94. It would have cost me a lot more to buy turkey cutlets, cut them into strips, & marinate them myself.
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:01 PM   #18
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Did Sunday dinner exist? We have a "bunch for brunch" that meets monthly at different friends' homes. Copious amounts of champagne and/or bloodies are consumed. Dinner tends to consist of going home and collapsing. Once when it was my turn, brunch went from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hostess (me) gave up and went to bed before our last guest left. Dinner on brunch days simply doesn't happen. We just nuke leftovers!

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