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Old 08-20-2009, 02:02 AM   #1
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What's cooking, Thursday, August 20, 2009?

for breakfast/lunch french toast or onions and peppers egg scramble.
for dinner i am thinking chicken, broccoli and pasta, potatoes or rice. not sure how i will cook them.

whats cooking by you?
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:35 AM   #2
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just made a huge pot of chicken and rice pilaf for dinner.Later i will make a cucumber,onion,tomatoe and yogurt raita to go with it.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
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i am making several dishes so dh can eat off the leftovers.....i am off to my 40th high school reunion this weekend

making a large batch of broccoli, pesto and pasta this afternoon, with the obligatory sweet corn to be served in attendance..

am making a cottage cheese to go in a casserole tommorrow..
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:38 AM   #4
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I have a friend coming over for lunch - BBQ Bacon Cheese Burgers and home made cole slaw.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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I'm the owner of a new GE Advantium oven. It has been my newest and most interesting Coooking Toy. Home for me and my DH is Arizona. Just look on the weather map and you'll note that since early July it has been HOT (blast oven hot) in the triple digit range. So rather than cook stove-top, or use my gas oven, I've been doing almost everything in this oven, which is also a microwave. It uses huge Halogen lights to "cook" and thus far it has surpassed my expectations. Tonight's repast will be broiled lamb patties with a riata to accompany them. I didn't buy the "A," it came with the house when we bought it. I was skeptical regarding it's use, but have been really surprised. More later on this subject, if anyone is interested and wants to learn how to use it.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:52 AM   #6
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I'm the owner of a new GE Advantium oven. It has been my newest and most interesting Coooking Toy. Home for me and my DH is Arizona. Just look on the weather map and you'll note that since early July it has been HOT (blast oven hot) in the triple digit range. So rather than cook stove-top, or use my gas oven, I've been doing almost everything in this oven, which is also a microwave. It uses huge Halogen lights to "cook" and thus far it has surpassed my expectations. Tonight's repast will be broiled lamb patties with a riata to accompany them. I didn't buy the "A," it came with the house when we bought it. I was skeptical regarding it's use, but have been really surprised. More later on this subject, if anyone is interested and wants to learn how to use it.
so basically someone took their childhood toy and morphed it into a grownup easy bake oven/microwave? COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL is it like a convection oven (with fans to move the hot air around) with lights as a heat source? is it faster cooking than a conventional gas or electric oven? is it large enough to cook a 20 lb turkey?
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:07 AM   #7
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Cool

Msmofet:

Never made the kidhood light oven connection, but you got it! I certainly didn't have one of those toys as a kid. The only thing I haven't tried to cook is a large turkey, mine is a smaller type oven that the builder chose to install. The inspiration to use it as more than a microwave was our weather. I've made meat-loaves, chicken chests, etc. in it. Timing is something I've had to play with using the GE propaganda (which is vague) to play with, but it has worked and worked well. See the GE website, and enjoy the view. Unfortunately, Admin wouldn't allow me to post the URL, but just google Advantium Recipes and you'll find their recipe group sharing site.

P.S. I've never been a fan of GE appliances, so this oven was a surprise. Plus they are not INexpensive. I really would not have bought it myself. But I do like it.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:17 AM   #8
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Msmofet:

A second P.S. re. the Advantium, no convection possibility with the unit. I had a nifty combination electric/convection oven in our old house, but that helped to sell it and it went with the old joint.

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Old 08-20-2009, 11:34 AM   #9
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We're having a birthday dinner for a friend and her family. She's a practical nurse who recently came over at 9:30 one night when I had crashed and burned...sliced a BIG gash in my tricep and she taped me back together, saving a $650 trip to the ER.

Sooo...it's ribeye steak, baked potato, salad, and a cherry cheese pie from our favorite restaurant.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:44 AM   #10
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Probably something to do with the leftover pulled pork from last night....DEFINITELY something to do with the leftover "Katie's Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream"
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