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Old 04-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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What's Cooking? April 12, 2012

Today will be a cooking day for me.

So far, I've got a pot of 15 bean mix I started yesterday, with an added chicken thigh to make a chicken stock base. It's rested overnight, so today will be to add some of the pork meat from the shoulder I cooked previously.

I'm also trying some Pepperidge Farms stuffing with sausage casserole. I'm thinking I'll cook the whole package up and freeze a couple of portions and bake as the casserole after thawing.

I braised a nice 3# chuck roast the other day, and will use part to make a beef stew today, adding some regular size carrots and fresh celery. I think these carrots are tastier than the mini ones. Those take forever to get tender!

I also picked up another 10# chicken legs so I'll separate the drumsticks from the thighs and package for the freezer. I usually bag the drumsticks in a sandwich bag. As many as will fit in a bag is just the right amount for making a chicken soup/stock or even a dinner.

What are you cooking today?


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Old 04-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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No leftovers from yesterday because we enjoyed supper at Glenn's daughter's house. It's chilled down a bit today (Possible frost last night, but I didn't see any evidence of it when I got up.), so I'm thinkin' it's a chili kind of day. I have a pound of ground pork I got on special at the market on Tuesday and I'll begin with that and then go wherever inspiration takes me. I've already taken out a loaf of homemade French bread from the freezer to go with and there's salad fixin's in the fridge. We'll have the last of the Easter blood orange cheesecake for dessert. That ought to do it for the two of us tonight.

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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I was planning on beef stew, but since we are now going over to our friends' house so James can fix their computer, we will probably be eating over there. So tonight's dinner is a mystery.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Whole grain capellini with marinara and garlic bread.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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I found a pair of very mignon filets in the freezer so that's what's for dinner tonight.

Not sure what the sides are. Still have some sesame noodles left or I could do a sweet potato. Neither one excites me with steak.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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Salads for sure. I have some steaks I could cook. That was the original plan but the yungun is still in bed. Of course he didn't go there until around 6:30am. Not sure if he'll want steak for breakfast! I have enough stuff for grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with chips and dip and salads so that my be what happens.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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Just found out it's National Grilled Cheese Day so the sandwiches will win for sure!
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:01 PM   #8
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The Ottawa Senators vs. the New York Rangers for some playoff action tonight. I am doing up some wings, and my girlfriend is bringing a rack of ribs home from the deli, so its, rah rah rah!!!, gnaw gnaw gnaw!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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Ham and cheese omelets at our house tonight.

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Old 04-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #10
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Egg casserole of some sort. I cut a bunch of fresh chives, will maybe add a bit of blue cheese and whatever else I can find. Side of 6 bean salad.

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