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Old 01-08-2015, 09:19 AM   #1
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What's Cooking? Thursday, January 8

It finally got cold (for us) here. Overnight low was 24 and it's not going to get batter today or tomorrow. The humidity at my desk is 22%.

I'm about to start a pot of split soup and start soaking some butterbeans to cook tomorrow.

Split peas cook fairly quickly, so I'm looking for something else to make that will cook a long time, just trying to get that humidity up some.

What's cooking at your place?
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:29 PM   #2
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Steamed Saffron Chicken.


It was luverly.


Basically wack some butter and saffron between skin and breast, steam on plate in a wok. Remove from wok, spread more butter, saffron and cumin seed over the chicken and bake in hot oven for 10 minutes or so to brown it up.


I made some gravy/sauce from the melted butter in cavity of chicken and from the plate. (I used a metal pie dish to capture more of the juices). Did some veg and roast taters with it.


Going to have a dessert of home made strawberry ice cream and mixed fruit.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:42 PM   #3
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I have a piece of boneless pork loin defrosting. It'll be roast pork with a starch and a veggie for dinner tonight. Also looking forward to leftover pork roast for Cuban sandwiches later in the week.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:13 PM   #4
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I'm going to combine three items and call it dinner; some leftover cheesy green chile mashed potatoes, cube up some smoked turkey and make up a packet of turkey gravy. Oh, I will try to incorporate some swiss chard leaves in there too.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:20 PM   #5
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Right now the plan is for Kielbasa and Sauerkraut.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:54 PM   #6
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Dinner is an exact repeat from yesterday - "Baked Mostacciola with Italian sausage found in the freezer (yay), spiffed up jarred sauce. Green beans to go with, cuz that's what there is. "

The mostacciola could have used some mushrooms or sliced zukes or something to zip it up a little bit, but it certainly turned out good.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:49 PM   #7
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I have a quart of chicken tortilla soup in the freezer just waiting to be jazzed up with some Velveeta, lime juice and cilantro. It's 61 degrees in the house downstairs so I don't feel like spending a lot of time down there.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:50 PM   #8
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Whiska, maybe a little salad with vinaigrette on the side would spark up the mostaccioli some.
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I'm trying to decide if it will be a Vietnamese-influenced cod soup or seafood chowder....I made the stock for each, now I just have to decide which stock to freeze and which to use now.
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Whiska, maybe a little salad with vinaigrette on the side would spark up the mostaccioli some.

Salad, I totally agree GG. Yesterday it was minus 10 F with heavy winds. Didn't want to even open the door let alone go to the store. Today, little warmer but not much. I scrounged one pepperoncini in the bottom of a jar and a handful Mediterranean olives. I like garlic bread to go with too. So there, I saved some calories .
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