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Old 06-06-2015, 08:31 AM   #1
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What's Cookin'? Saturday June 6, 2015

I've already been busy in the kitchen today and more to come.

I bought 2 Haas avocados yesterday. I chose 1 with a little green on the skin, and the other one all black. Both were still hard at the blossom and stem ends, so I planned to be able to use them one at a time in my gazpacho.

Of course, both of them were totally ripe this morning so I made the gazpacho and enjoyed some for breakfast. Mmmmmm!

I cleaned and chopped up a couple of bags of scallions and got them in the freezer.

I made a container of pimento cheese with some bleu cheese crumbles.

I used about 4 oz. extra sharp cheddar, 1/4 cup grated 3 cheese parm., and about 2 oz. bleu cheese crumbles. I tasted it before I put it in the fridge for sandwiches. MMM mmm.

Next, I took all of the drumsticks I had from the 10# bag of chicken quarters I had separated yesterday.

What's going on in your kitchen today?

I've got them in a gallon zip bag with lite soy, brown sugar and crushed pineapple w/juice.

Next, I plan to get a beef stew started with a baggie full of braised chuck.

That's what's going on in my kitchen today.

What's cooking in your kitchen today?
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:39 AM   #2
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Buffalo chicken fingers and a salad from the odds and ends in the vegetable crisper, grocery shopping tomorrow!
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:53 AM   #3
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Aha, making room for more? What's on your grocery list so far?
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:13 AM   #4
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Aha, making room for more? What's on your grocery list so far?
I need to wash the vegetable crisper and check the pantry!

One thing I could really use is a dozen eggs! The price of eggs has more than doubled in this area. I may give them a pass on principle, we'll see.

I have been trying to buy a few basics on Sunday when I use the car and then hitting the farmers market and a small local store when I'm out for my walks during the week. Clara, the lady that did the depression cooking videos said that walking to the store was good exercise and saved money because you could only buy what you could comfortably carry, good advice! Miss Piggy has been known to give similar advice!

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Old 06-06-2015, 10:41 AM   #5
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Since my major shopping trips are on the 3rd of the month, I keep a running grocery list. I add to it as DC gives me ideas, as well as when I run out of one of my staples.\

The day before shopping, I do an inventory check to make sure I've got everything covered.

I buy 2 containers of 18 eggs. If I have them, I make eggs for breakfast, tuna/egg salad for sandwiches, and plain ole egg salad. Whatever is left when the month ends I make into deviled eggs. I don't worry about the price any more, because those 36 eggs makes me a whole lot of meals.

So, now that you have your list about ready, what meals are you planning?
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:35 AM   #6
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I didn't eat at all yesterday, so early this morning I made me a Spam sandwich with just a dab of Gulden's mustard, relish and butter on Pepperidge Farm Whole What bread. Felt like I was back in grade school. Every Thursday however you wanted it. With beans or as a sandwich. I always had the sandwich. I don't know why they served beans on Thursday. They knew most of us were going to be eating baked beans on Saturday at home. I am one of those folks that loved Spam as a kid and still do. Only now I buy the Lite Spam. So much less salt. And I buy the half can. I doubt I will eat again today.
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:38 AM   #7
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I'm planning on doing carne asada out in the patio.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:05 PM   #8
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I did my version of spaghetti vongole (with fresh clams). Traditionally made with chillies but I didn't have any.

Waitrose had some new zealand fresh clams (never tried - quite large) so I lightly steamed them in a little salted water and combined into good quality cooked pasta that had sun dried tomato slices, sliced garlic and chopped flat leaf parsley in it. Very nice - the broth was almost better than the clams themselves!


On reflection, although clams are supposed to go with spaghetti in this dish...I think farfalle would be a better choice (bows).
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:14 PM   #9
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It's going to be these crab cakes and a salad with all the works for us tonight.

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Old 06-06-2015, 03:25 PM   #10
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Pizza tonight. Probably a margherita style pizza with fresh basil.
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