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Old 05-31-2016, 05:31 PM   #1
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Tuesday, May 31, what's cooking at your house?

We are having some of the foie gras that was part of my birthday present. Two preps, both seared. One will be on brioche toast with a port and balsamic reduction. The other will be on a fesh corn cake with a raw corn sauce topped with a dollup of citrus marmelade put thru a strainer.

My loaf of brioche is GORGEOUS and the cinnamon rolls with the rest of the dough look pretty darn good too.

The rest of the foie is soaking in milk and will be made into torchon over the next couple of days.

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Old 05-31-2016, 05:42 PM   #2
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Oven roasted shrimp drizzled with garlic/lemon butter, marinated cold asparagus, and a fruit salad.
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:47 PM   #3
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Just getting ready to start a quick supper - a North African chicken dish we've enjoyed (recipe from a Penzeys catalog), sauteed lemon-butter broccolini, all started off with a spinach salad (bacon, egg, black olives, tomato). We'll finish up the leftover cherry clatoutis for dessert.
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:55 PM   #4
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We are having some of the foie gras that was part of my birthday present. Two preps, both seared. One will be on brioche toast with a port and balsamic reduction. The other will be on a fesh corn cake with a raw corn sauce topped with a dollup of citrus marmelade put thru a strainer.

My loaf of brioche is GORGEOUS and the cinnamon rolls with the rest of the dough look pretty darn good too.

The rest of the foie is soaking in milk and will be made into torchon over the next couple of days.
Med, I must say that you often inspire me to learn more, and this is no exception. I've had foie gras once in a restaurant but would never think to do something as exotic as Torchon myself so I just had to learn more.
This may also be useful to others...The Food Lab: How To Make a Foie Gras Torchon (Secret Technique Inside!) | Serious Eats

We had a nice lunch out so we'll likely just snack tonight.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:17 PM   #5
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This'll put a secret smile on your face. I made KL's Crack Slaw ( Cabbage Burger Casserole) for supper. (Wfd Feb 5 2016 )

Dinner Friday, 2-5-2016

Since I was fine chopping ginger, I made some steamed slant sliced carrots finished with a ginger brown sugar butter sauce too. My tummy is full.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:24 PM   #6
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This'll put a secret smile on your face. I made KL's Crack Slaw ( Cabbage Burger Casserole) for supper. (Wfd Feb 5 2016 )

Dinner Friday, 2-5-2016

Since I was fine chopping ginger, I made some steamed slant sliced carrots finished with a ginger brown sugar butter sauce too. My tummy is full.
Gosh Whiska, I haven't made that in months and thanks for the reminder.
Did you like it?
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:25 PM   #7
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:30 PM   #8
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Rusty chicken thighs, corn on the cob, coleslaw.

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Old 05-31-2016, 06:40 PM   #9
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Joey's dinner looks good enough to eat and then some.

KL, I was originally going to just try to make a half recipe, so there wouldn't be so many leftovers, but then I thought it was a little too humid to do math, so I made a whole recipe. Grated cabbage until my arm got sore, then I grated some more. I would eat a third helping except that would be impolite.

I bought a package of very thin 6 inch tortillas the other day, I think I will try some crack cabbage tacos tomorrow.
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Sausage with onions and peppers, spaghetti with tomatoes...
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Italian sausage ravioli topped with a tomato mushroom sauce.
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An ancient rib eye steak from the freezer, green beans with mushrooms and a cucumber salad.
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An ancient rib eye steak from the freezer, green beans with mushrooms and a cucumber salad.
You should have said a "well aged" steak and we'll all be non the wiser...
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:45 PM   #14
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You should have said a "well aged" steak and we'll all be non the wiser...
It has aged so long it might be from a woolly mammoth.

I have a bad habit of saving certain foods for special occasions that never seems to happen, hence a "well aged" steak.
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Tomato Pie in our short term rental,
thankfully I brought along one of my half as well as 1/4 sheet pans,
even though DH said, "oh you won't need ANY of your kitchen tools,
it's a vacation rental, they should have all of that stuff"
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...DH said, "oh you won't need ANY of your kitchen tools,
it's a vacation rental, they should have all of that stuff"
YEAH RIGHT!
I see that as an open invitation to buy whatever you need/want for your kitchen. Just sayin'...

Most every time I've cooked broccolini, the stems are al dente, so to speak. Except for the one time I cut them off and cooked the bottoms until just starting to get tender, and then added the crowns. Is there a secret to cooking the stalks whole? Or should I use the method that worked for me? Cooking in two parts made them equally tender all over. But they look so much nicer as long stalks.
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Most every time I've cooked broccolini, the stems are al dente, so to speak. Except for the one time I cut them off and cooked the bottoms until just starting to get tender, and then added the crowns. Is there a secret to cooking the stalks whole? Or should I use the method that worked for me? Cooking in two parts made them equally tender all over. But they look so much nicer as long stalks.
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I LOVE roasted Broccolini whole with some Olive Oil, S&P and granulated Garlic.
I cook them until the stems are tender to our liking and most times that
makes the crowns a bit toasty.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:33 PM   #18
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Wow, fantastic looking dinners tonight, all!

kgirl, I do roasted broccolini as you do - I love the little caramelized bits on the florets.
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Rusty chicken thighs, corn on the cob, coleslaw.

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This sounds delicious, tenspeed...thanks for sharing the video. I'm a fan of Chef John's recipes - copied and saved.
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I've made this before. We like the rusty chicken because it's a fairly mild marinade. You are eating marinated chicken, as opposed to an overpowering marinade with chicken inside.
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