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Old 10-29-2011, 04:18 PM   #11
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Using up some of the very tough beef from the half a cow my MIL gave us last year. The package said "sirloin tip roast". I cut it into stew chunks and cut out lots of gristle. It's simmering as part of a stew right now. I used rutabaga, carrots, celery, and onion as the veg and seasoned it with a couple of bay leaves and a couple of sprigs of rosemary. I will probably add a few cabbage leaves at the end and fish them all out to serve tonight. I like a bit of cabbage in my stew, but not if it gets over cooked.

The gristly bits I cut off the meat are in a bag in the freezer and will get used in making beef stock.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:55 PM   #12
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left over chicken and white bean soup. may add some pasta to fill me up. maybe some homemade bread if i have the energy.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:05 PM   #13
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Today's dinner is a left over ham bone, with plenty of ham bits on it, in a crockpot with Yellow Indian Woman beans, onion, garlic, bell peppers, carrots, chicken broth, bay leaves, fresh thyme sprigs, s/p to taste. Should be a tasty dinner.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #14
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Chili and rice is done but my family isn't home yet. My girl was at work and the power went out. Cops came and said the whole town is out and no work will be done till later or tomorrow when it is safe to work on it. Lots of down power lines and trees/limbs. It's 2 hours so far for a round trip that usually takes 20 minutes on the highway.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:20 PM   #15
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I just put a couple spuds in the oven for my twice baked. Plus I need to get it dialed in to 500F anyway.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:43 PM   #16
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Tonight's Dinner will be grilled salmon, wild rice pilaf, baked acorn squash (or maybe I will find another way to prepare it) probably a salad to go with this and maybe another veg. since DH won't touch squash with a 10 foot pole Just means there is more for me Putting my thinking cap on for a dessert
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:37 PM   #17
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I have a rare Saturday night off, so I'm thinking going out to our local Legion Hall and supporting a Chicken wing\Karaoke fundraiser. The hall is just down the street so I can have a couple of bubblies, and maybe even croon a few.....
Never quite made it over so we are having appetizers. Pancetta wrapped smoked oysters, broiled shrimp, and bruccetta....
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:49 PM   #18
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ooh, appetizers! Thanks for reminding me I have clams for appys, Rock. I had completely forgotten about them.

I just turned the oven off on this baby. Prior to that it came up to room temp (53F after sitting out all day anyway) and was slathered with butter, pepper and provencal herbs, then a generous layer of salt applied, then tossed in the oven at 500F for 18 minutes. The twice baked are in the fridge waiting their cue and I've got about an hour to do nothing but wait, and steam some clams and drink some beer
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:54 PM   #19
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ooh, appetizers! Thanks for reminding me I have clams for appys, Rock. I had completely forgotten about them.

I just turned the oven off on this baby. Prior to that it came up to room temp (53F after sitting out all day anyway) and was slathered with butter, pepper and provencal herbs, then a generous layer of salt applied, then tossed in the oven at 500F for 18 minutes. The twice baked are in the fridge waiting their cue and I've got about an hour to do nothing but wait, and steam some clams and drink some beer
Wow, Pac, I was going to say you really like your meat rare! Then I read the rest of your post....

Sounds good!
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:57 PM   #20
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Wow, Pac, I was going to say you really like your meat rare! Then I read the rest of your post....

Sounds good!

No, I'm not one of those walked across the plate kind of people
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