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Old 01-18-2006, 12:16 AM   #11
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lefse, the secret to rich gravy imo is in a few steps. first, flour and brown the meat well in 50/50 butter and oil, creating a good fond. this will give it good, deep flavor. then, more wine, and more butter; reduce any beef stock before adding, eventually add the sour cream.
i'm not sure of the recipe you're using, but i like to cook finely diced and sweated veggies like celery,carrot, and onion with the meat and wine, then blend them into the sauce at the end. and if needed, a cornstarch slurry to make it thick and shiny on the noodles.

oh yeah, we had takeout italian. endive/radicchio/arrugula salad, calamari salad, chicken parm, veal picatta, ziti, and cavatelli with broccoli.

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Old 01-18-2006, 03:47 AM   #12
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no dinner with us....
went out for Lunch to a chinese restaurant with a friend and colleague of Frank.. so just some bread in the evening...

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Old 01-18-2006, 11:37 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by kadesma
...baked squash, mushroom stuffed roast chicken, a pear and grape salad and biscuits and honey.

can I come over?
Thanks to all who helped me with the Stroganoff quiry. I made it, much like discussed here on the forum and without much exception (BuckyToms idea about the sweating the other vegs then puree-ing them, due to not reading that in time) it came up wonderful. So darn good. Only problem was, I just bought two containers of McCormicks's seasoning, in a Pepper Medley flavor. Meaning I thought I was all pepper, of all sorts, combined, so sounded good to me. I bought two of them as they were on sale. Guess what it contained and guess when I read the ingredients? MSG and after we'd eaten dinner and the Lemon Meringue Pie. Guess who couldn't sleep all night due to a heartwrenching headache? Me. Taking it back to the market today. Hoping they exchange it for something else and don't give me a hassle.


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