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Old 04-15-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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What's cookin' on Sunday, April 15th?

First thing I am making today is salsa. I went shopping yesterday and bought fresh cilantro and tomatoes. I forgot to buy limes, so I am going to have to make a run back to the store for them. So, much for the shopping list. I hate it when I make a list and still forget an ingredient.

For dinner, I am making Oriental Skillet. Instead of trying to explain it, I have posted the recipe below. My mom taught me how to make this recipe when I was a kid. I hope that you all have a wonderful Sunday.

Oriental Skillet

1 lb. ground beef
27 saltine crackers, finely crushed
cup finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons ginger, divided
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1-16 oz. package frozen oriental style vegetables, thawed
1 14 oz. can beef broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Combine beef, cracker crumbs, onion, 1-teaspoon ginger, garlic, egg, and water. Shape into 24 meatballs. In a large skillet heat oil until hot. Brown meatballs for 10 minutes. Remove meatballs from pan and place on paper towels to drain. Wipe out pan and add vegetables, beef broth, soy sauce and remaining 1-teaspoon ginger. Bring to a low simmer. Blend water with cornstarch and add to skillet. Stir until boiling. Reduce heat and add meatballs. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over rice. Serves 6.

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Old 04-15-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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cod with tomato, cucumber and shallot relish. Served with asparagus and green salad.
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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Ziti with meatballs, bracciola and sausage made with pork and fennel.
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:46 PM   #4
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Both of your meals sound yummy. The tomato, cucumber, and shallot relish sounds interesting. Abjcooking would you mind sharing the recipe with the rest of us?

I also forgot to mention that I am making zucchini bread, today. Believe it or not, I have never made zucchini bread before.
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:56 PM   #5
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Making the dinner I posted for yesterday, grilled steak, spicy garlic butter shrimp, broccoli, baked potatoes and garlic bread. (Yesterday thought there would be two for dinner, turned into five) hence, change of plans -lol.

Making dessert too!
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:01 PM   #6
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Sure Sierra, It's just a simple base of 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 t. sugar, and 1 t. salt. Sometimes depending on which vinegar I use I have to add a touch of water. I also find myself adjusting these measurements a bit though. Now just add as much of the base to the relish as you want. I try to keep the ingredients simple and use really fresh ingredients with the fish.

For the fish itself I just brush with a little olive oil and then sprinkle with salt, pepper and a little old bay seasoning.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:03 PM   #7
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Thumbs up

Thanks for sharing. It sound like it could pair well with many dishes.
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It does go well with a lot of dishes. I used it in cous cous once, but there is something about the simplicity and freshness of the relish on light fish that is perfect on a warm day. I would think fresh herbs would be good in it as well, but I haven't tried it yet.
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Sunday night is "everyman for himself"

So, I will begin with Bourbon...

And, I will end with Bourbon...

What goes on inbetween is anybody's guess at this point.
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potato leek soup and biscuits.
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