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Old 09-09-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Tuesday's Menu? 9th Sept

I made spag bols but with 2 differences.

I have noticed that using lean steak mince results in a dry texture. So I added some organic coconut oil to the olive oil when lightly sauteeing the mince. It made for a moister texture/better mouth feel.

Also (although I know traditionally the sauce is served over the cooked pasta in bowls), I mixed the spaghetti into the sauce and left it to soak in for about 10 mins (off the heat). Result? The pasta absorbed the sauce more and it tasted better.

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Old 09-09-2014, 06:18 PM   #2
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Tonight's dinner will be pan seared duck breast, wild rice with slivered almonds and dried cranberries, and sliced fresh tomato with red wine vinegar, S&P.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:45 PM   #3
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Our day started out with heavy rain so I decided to make taco soup with all the trimmings. By dinner time we were having bright sunshine but the soup was good anyway.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:50 PM   #4
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I spelunked some split pea soup with ham. It was a good vintage.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:14 PM   #5
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Meat patties, cottage cheese and cucumber salad.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:18 PM   #6
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"Vintage" pea soup, Dawg? How deep is that freezer?



Himself grilled a huge chicken leg last night when he grilled our steak. I'll top it with a blend of pistachios, fresh parsley, lemon juice and capers - I can't wait for Himself's review. We'll have that along with sauteed bacon and kale, Brussels sprouts, and rice. We're trying a new-to-us brand of rice, Lundberg Family Farms, choosing to start with the Wild Blend. I'll add a pat of butter, lemon zest and some seasonings to be decided later.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:44 PM   #7
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I realized that my salsa (I prep everything and then fire up the pot) also doubled as gazpacho. So I had 2 big bowls of gazpacho and 2 ears of corn that I ran in to the pot from the corn field. Dessert was watermelon.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:03 PM   #8
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Tonight's dinner will be pan seared duck breast, wild rice with slivered almonds and dried cranberries, and sliced fresh tomato with red wine vinegar, S&P.
Duck breast is one of my favorites. You just reminded me that we have some in the freezer that should probably be used fairly soon.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:04 PM   #9
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Broiled Salmon with stir fried veggies.

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:10 PM   #10
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Broiled Salmon with stir fried veggies.




Normally, I don't care for salmon, but that looks delicious, Steve!
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