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Old 03-17-2010, 06:27 PM   #11
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Thanks CJ,
Pan Fries (at least that is what our family has always called them) are a favourite and I haven't made the for awhile (plus Dad and DH aren't thrilled with the traditional boiled carrots and potatoes with the Irish Boiled Dinner. I slice them paper thin on my mandolin and pat the starch and water out of them. Then I put some evoo in a frying pan and layer the potatoes in rounds in the heated oil with a little S&P between layers. You let them cook brown and then turn sections over and do the other side. They get crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are similar to Pommes Anna if you made a huge one and broke it in pieces ,

The tough part for me is the cutting of them as I am so out of breath. But DH called and is on his way home so he will look after the potatoes. He has just been wonderful through all this.
Oh Laurie they sound wonderful..The mandolin is comming out and we are going to make some this weekend. I understand about the shortness of breath, I wake up with it now..Seems to be anxiety and I have to get up and either get on here or watch TV to get my mind busy on something else..It is really a pain and so scary...But at least I can overcome it. Take care and Hugs to Dad abd DH.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:02 PM   #12
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I used left over Chicken Katsu (Japanesse Chicken Cutlet) to make a Sandwich.


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Old 03-17-2010, 08:43 PM   #13
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Slow braised corned beef brisket. I'm not fond of boiled/braised cabbage, so Brussells sprouts added with the usual roots, served over baked potatoes. The brisket is grand already, just waiting on the veg.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:17 PM   #14
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At 79 cents a lb. (at Von's) we are making pigs of ourselves on fresh asparagus.
I snap off the ends at the breaking point, and throw them on a large cookie sheet.
Drizzle good olive oil on them and sprinkle with garlic powder, kosher salt. Roast in the oven at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, shake the pan half way through the cooking.
Husband had a grilled chicken breast, but I was happy with just the asparagus.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:09 PM   #15
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When I ran to the store they had a different brand of corned beef. Bought two anyway. Cooked the small one...sure hope the store will take the other back. Absolutely NO flavor! None! Not even salty tasting...when you think of salting your corned beef you know something is wrong. Different dinner tomorrow...and tomorrow IS another day.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:11 PM   #16
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We had 20 people for dinner so we went big. My MIL did corned beef, boiled cabbage, carrots, potatoes and a cottage roll. I did 6 lbs of slow Irish Ale braised pork belly( a once a year treat as I could feel my cholesterol rising as I ate every fatty wonderful bite) and braised red cabbage in red wine
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:28 AM   #17
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Hi Gang!

Sorry I haven't been around for about a week. I didn't get my rear in gear the night before to have corned beef and cabbage, but this was our dinner.... Cornflake chicken with mashed taters/gravy and broccoli.

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Old 03-20-2010, 09:08 AM   #18
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Well, we've had dinner for some friends.......started with some real guacamole dip(acutally found some avocados that were soft instead of registered lethal weapons) with some tortilla chips (crisps here), they loved it and the bowl was gone in about 10 minutes...(methinks that they ate very little or no lunch).....then we moved on to some Thai soup, tom yum goong (sweet and sour Shrimp soup) which had a zip to it without taking your outer edpidermis with it and LOTS of lit, and then some wonderul stirfried chicken with basil that also had a "zip" to it..........as a side accompaniment I had jamine rice and a bowl of chopped fresh birds eye chilies in fish sauce if they wanted to increase the hot factor which they did.......there were NO leftovers.....thank goodness as the fridge they give you in the UK are the little bitty ones and we wouldn't have had room anyway.........and of course I served fresh raspberry cheesecake.....ok.........a bit of a white lie though it was fresh-tasting.......I did not make it.......but it was devoured just like everything else......nothing makes cooking more fun than.. putting food on the table and seeing it disappear...I love cooking for others

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