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Old 02-23-2010, 01:18 AM   #31
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Cheesy chicken breast and broccoli mac (made with Kraft in the blue box yup).

Easy comfort food! Looks very melty and good!
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:22 AM   #32
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Tonight we had Progresso clam chowder and my first hand made loaf of bread.
I wish I had the guts to make my own bread. I can handle quick breads, but that's about it. I have yeast phobia or something. That is one good-looking loaf of bread, Frank!
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:26 AM   #33
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Scallops with Parmesan Basil Sauce!
YUM! What an elegant meal! I know I would love that, because I am crazy about scallops.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:29 AM   #34
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Pasta and asparagus with butter and Parmigiano-Romano, and a salad of spring greens with garlic & herb chevre and a tarragon vinaigrette.
What a healthy dinner and very colorful!
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:37 AM   #35
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Scallops with Parmesan Basil Sauce!
Just ONE? Barely worth cooking....


BTW, it look delish!
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:40 AM   #36
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Being the first hand made loaf I have done I thought it turned out reasonably well, though it did have a bit of an ugly artisan top to it.

I will just have to practice a bit (oh darn). Gotta get better at this before the starter is matured.
Forgot to tell you earlier that your bread looks so tempting! I made totally hand-made bread once in my life---over 30 years ago. I've since resorted to using a bread machine for the early work, setting it on the "dough" cycle and finishing by hand. Easy AND yummy.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:46 AM   #37
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I have been using my bread machine for several years now. Thought I would give this a go, it is more work that the bread machine (obviously) but the loaf is a better sandwich loaf. The part I liked the least (really hated) was turning the dough out on the counter too early and it being way too tacky. Ugh. I hate having stuff sticking to my fingers like that and I can't get it off.

Plopped it back in the bowl for a bit more flour and stirring
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Just ONE? Barely worth cooking....


BTW, it look delish!
haha thanks! I had 2 messed up experiments before and had a pre-experiment macaroni salad. The last scallop and sauce was good enough to plate ^_^
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I didn't end up making my shepherd's pie. The leftovers went in the freezer. That will be made some time this week. Mark wanted a big salad.... made with lettuce, vegies, cheese, ham and ranch dressing. On the side, bread-n-butter.

I made myself a cuban sandwich on a peppery ciabatta roll and a bowl of tomato soup with ramen noodles added. I guess I was hungry. lol


my goodness that looks extraordinary. wish i had one.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:58 AM   #40
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my goodness that looks extraordinary. wish i had one.
Thank you! It's one of my favorite sandwiches, along with grilled cheese and the BLT. I made something similar over the weekend, but I grilled it (using my George Foreman) and put bacon on it. I guess the authentic way to make a cuban sandwich is to use ham and pork. There was a place in western NY state that had the best cuban sandwiches. They used pork and salami. That is where I had my first one and have been in love ever since!
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