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Old 08-23-2009, 03:52 AM   #1
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What's for Dinner, Sunday, August 23, 2009?

Cooking the asian style. Delicious to take it with rice

Fried prawns with ladies finger

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Old 08-23-2009, 06:00 AM   #2
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I learned something today.

This fried Prawns recipe calls for curry leaves, which to me, curry means the dried mixture of about a dozen different spices. But upon looking it up I discovered that there is a curry tree and its fresh leaves are used in cooking. Wikipedia has more information about it, and mentions that the leaves quickly deteriorate and lose their taste rapidly, meaning that unless you have a live tree nearby, using it as an ingredient is nearly impossible. The leaves probably don't ship or store very well, which is a shame. I'd like to try them.

Oh, and the term Ladies Fingers immediately brought to mind, for a moment or two, the "lady finger cookies," instead of the individual "fingers" of okra. It's just a cultural thing.

The jargon name of okra references the superficial appearance of a slender finger with a long fingernail.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:23 AM   #3
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I'm going to have a small portion of cabbage with polish sausage... baked in the oven with some sliced red potatoes..... garlic bread on the side.

I'm making Mark a big tossed salad with vegies, maybe some cooked chicken and garlic bread.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:31 AM   #4
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I'd be concerned that the prawns will be overcooked. The instructions call for them to be cooked until tender then another 3-5 minutes until the okra is done.
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Tonight's dinner for us will be a combination of this week's leftovers. Leftovers always seem to taste so much better...
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:14 PM   #6
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Must go nights are always fun.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:42 PM   #7
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have ground cooked burger and chicken livers left over. will try to use them in some way though probably not together. or i just might have breakfast for dinner.
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I have changed my mind. I'm making a mini-meatball/cabbage soup that has carrots, diced potato, celery, diced stewed tomatoes in a beef broth............with garlic bread or Saltine crackers.

tossed salad to start things off
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I'm making fajitas.
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:45 PM   #10
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Having worked last night a different shift, my timing is all off today. I am getting ready to make a Mexican Omelette for my BREAKfast. I put a brisket in the slow cooker for later. I have never cooked one before(other then corned), but didn't want BBQ flavor as I have enough of that as of late. So I am going to the savory side. Seasoned and browned meat, added 2 cups of beef broth seasoned with garlic, onion, bay leaf and worcestershire sauce. I am making Onion Jam to go with. I have a salad made, not sure yet what other veggies and starch yet.
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