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Old 11-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Wednesday 11/30/2011 What's cookin'?

Pork loin. I am planning to stuff chops with a basic herb stuffing (the same as I make on thanksgiving). I am planning on serving it with a stuffed butternut squash (apples, nuts and dried cherries/raisins) and maybe steamed broccoli.
I am undecided if I want to dress the chops with a pan gravy or a sweet and sour sauce for a bit of a change. If I go with the sweet and sour pineapple chunks may also be a side. Any opinions on the gravy vs sauce?

What is going on your table?
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:23 PM   #2
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Spaghetti and sauce from the freezer.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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I'm either going with a grilled hamburger/swiss/mushrooms/ bacon burger on Italian bread or grilled shrimp enchiladas with molé.
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After making a very successful sweet and sour pork yesterday (and actually being able to eat a bit of meat for the first time in almost 2 months!), I have gotten some of my passion back for cooking.

That being said, DH is doing a double shift today and won't be home for dinner (taking the rest of the pork and rice), so it is just Dad and I. I am thinking homemade waffles with the last of the pork sausage patties I made awhile ago.

VB, I will get that chicken stew made one of these days. I may have to PM you for some details!
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After making a very successful sweet and sour pork yesterday (and actually being able to eat a bit of meat for the first time in almost 2 months!), I have gotten some of my passion back for cooking.

That being said, DH is doing a double shift today and won't be home for dinner (taking the rest of the pork and rice), so it is just Dad and I. I am thinking homemade waffles with the last of the pork sausage patties I made awhile ago.

VB, I will get that chicken stew made one of these days. I may have to PM you for some details!
WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO That is fantastic LP! Glad you are getting the spark back.

I like making sweet and sour pork/chicken. I never liked it out but after I made it at home the first time now I like it. Did you use a tempura batter on the pork? I do.
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WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO That is fantastic LP! Glad you are getting the spark back.

I like making sweet and sour pork/chicken. I never liked it out but after I made it at home the first time now I like it. Did you use a tempura batter on the pork? I do.
Thanks for the encouragement, MsM!

I normally do use a Tempura batter (made with rice flour for DH and I happen to like it better) but yesterday I did not. Dad needs everything pureed and I thought that the coating would just muddy it, plus while I am getting my strength back to cook, I wasn't sure I had enough to do that extra step. So, for the first time I just stir-fried the pork in some peanut oil just with salt and pepper and when I combined it with the sauce and pineapple it was really nice.
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Thanks for the encouragement, MsM!

I normally do use a Tempura batter (made with rice flour for DH and I happen to like it better) but yesterday I did not. Dad needs everything pureed and I thought that the coating would just muddy it, plus while I am getting my strength back to cook, I wasn't sure I had enough to do that extra step. So, for the first time I just stir-fried the pork in some peanut oil just with salt and pepper and when I combined it with the sauce and pineapple it was really nice.
Hey thats great for the road back! That dish is a lot of prepping. Sounds wonderful.

BTW Did you read my post #1? What do you think - gravy (savory or slightly sweet) or sweet and sour sauce? I can't make up my mind.
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BTW Did you read my post #1? What do you think - gravy (savory or slightly sweet) or sweet and sour sauce? I can't make up my mind.
I personally would go with the savory pan gravy. Your dinner sounds wonderful! Love stuffed pork. I think the pan gravy would be perfect. But that's just MHO!
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:04 PM   #9
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I personally would go with the savory pan gravy. Your dinner sounds wonderful! Love stuffed pork. I think the pan gravy would be perfect. But that's just MHO!
ok thank you. Pan gravy it is! So let it be written, so shall it be done.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:48 PM   #10
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Homemade turkey pot pie. I made the filling last week and will assemble the pie tonight. Probably serve it with a Cesar salad and cauliflower.
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