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Old 11-25-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Sunday Supper - 11/25/2018

Cool rainy day here, so I played in the kitchen a bit. With the holidays coming up I made a batch of almond biscotti. For dinner I'm making Chef John's roasted butternut squash soup, along with a green salad. I also pulled a small loaf of dutch oven bread out of the freezer.


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Old 11-25-2018, 05:59 PM   #2
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After being without Mexican food on our trip, it's on the menu tonight. I'm putting together a Carnitas Tamale Pie for dinner.

We'll also have a loaded green salad made with red leaf lettuce instead of romaine. Dang, romaine is my favorite.

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Old 11-25-2018, 06:10 PM   #3
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Ham, scalloped potatoes
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:46 PM   #4
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Cod en papillote with fresh blackberry sauce with rice pilaf.
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:27 PM   #5
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I had the soup leftovers from that mushroom barley soup I made yesterday, but this time, I made a batch of bread to go with it! My sourdough culture needs major refreshing, so I couldn't use that, so yesterday I set up a preferment, with a little WW, plus some artisan flour, of which I used about 80% - much more WW would have masked the taste of that good flour. After 24 hrs of rising (didn't really rise much, with a small amount of yeast - just nearly doubled by the end), I added salt, water, more yeast, and the last of the artisan flour, and kneaded (or, rather, let the KA knead it!) the dough 10 min. Then, I rose it 2 hours, folding it 3 times in the beginning, and put it in the DO lined with parchment. Rose it 45 min., then baked 30 min @ 450º, removed the lid, and baked 25 min. longer.

I should have used a little more water (I think it ended up 70% hydration), and risen it a little longer, to get a more open crumb, but, it was still delicious, with that euro butter, and that soup!

I don't make much white bread, but sometimes I have to make something like this. While eating the soup Saturday, I was thinking that I really needed some bread with it!

This was my high calorie dinner - I really didn't eat that much on TG!

A friend's coming over tomorrow - I may make some simple butter and cheese bruschetta, to go with the soup. We might polish off the rest of that soup, and, who knows, maybe the bread!
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:48 PM   #6
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I had one slice of leftover pizza and some leftover chicken wings. DH had two slices of leftover pizza. I had planned on making something simple, but the arthritis is acting up enough that I wouldn't be able to move around enough to cook.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:26 AM   #7
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Two delicious Italian Sweet Sausages. Unfortunately I took my Chantix about 20 minutes before I was ready to eat. Had to wait until the nausea passed before I could eat.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:41 AM   #8
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I made another pot of Southern Living's Chicken and Barley Stew, which has become a favorite cold weather meal. I had been using Bob's Red Mill hull-less barley in the past (don't bother buying it, it never gets soft), but this time I used good ol' barley. Precooked it in chicken broth before I added it to the stew, and then I kept adding and adding (and adding) more broth every time I turned around. I think I might have put away almost as much stew as we started out with! At least I have plenty leftover for later in the week.
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:00 AM   #9
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I spent the day on the road. The drive from Houston to Dallas was ridiculous. It took six hours. So, I ate road food, and just grazed on snacks tonight.

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Old 11-26-2018, 07:41 AM   #10
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Not feeling well so did a couple of trader Joe's frozen pizzas. Daughter back to college for a couple of weeks so just me and the misses for a time again.

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