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Old 04-08-2011, 11:29 PM   #11
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Me either! Thankfully "Kate" had some. *coughs*
Oh, yeah, Kevin Brauch asked if you could out in a good word with Kate to see if he could select the wines for the reception1
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:30 PM   #12
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Oh, yeah, Kevin Brauch asked if you could put in a good word with Kate to see if he could select the wines for the reception1
As long as he has never uttered "Waitie-Katie", no problem!
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:13 AM   #13
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Wow! LP, I am impressed. What great ideas. Clever, thinking about what Iron Chefs would do. It all looks wonderful! Love your drink idea. Congrats on a great meal! Yum
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Looks fantastic LP! I'm going to be doing some KD and Spam...
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:58 AM   #15
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That was fun, LPB! All fantastic, inspired dishes. Mario would get a kick out of the carbonara. So would the Kraft Company. Great job.
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I loved that you thought to cook the Spam in bacon fat. Once when we wanted ham and beans but didn't have any ham, I used Spam. I cooked a few strips of bacon (which I broke up and added to the beans when it was cool enough to do so), then I browned the cubed Spam in the bacon fat. The bacon and bacon fat gave the beans an almost real smoked ham flavor, and browning the Spam cubes kept them firm.
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:37 AM   #17
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Thanks, everyone! I really didn't think I did anything special this time. Just went with what came into my head. I really wanted to incorporate red shoestring licorice into a dessert but nothing materialized. Of course, Iron Chef Michael Symon (who's quote is in my signature) would have been proud if I had bought some of the precooked bacon and coated it with melted chocolate bars! Then I could have "laced" it with the licorice!
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:40 AM   #18
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I loved that you thought to cook the Spam in bacon fat. Once when we wanted ham and beans but didn't have any ham, I used Spam. I cooked a few strips of bacon (which I broke up and added to the beans when it was cool enough to do so), then I browned the cubed Spam in the bacon fat. The bacon and bacon fat gave the beans an almost real smoked ham flavor, and browning the Spam cubes kept them firm.
Yes, Barbara, I agree. My Mom always had a canning jar full of bacon fat in the fridge. These days I tray and bake up two pounds at a time for DH's early morning fast breakfasts (he has hard boiled eggs too) and my spinach salads so I get a lot of fat. We keep some of it for cooking. I knew the carbonara had to have that pork fat to make it traditional.
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:41 AM   #19
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That was fun, LPB! All fantastic, inspired dishes. Mario would get a kick out of the carbonara. So would the Kraft Company. Great job.
Thanks, Spork. That is actually how I got going on the Iron Chef thing. I was thinking that Mario would be proud! Never thought about Kraft though!
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Thanks, Spork. That is actually how I got going on the Iron Chef thing. I was thinking that Mario would be proud! Never thought about Kraft though!
You should email Kraft and tell them about your entry. They might send you coupons. That is what happened when I wrote to Daisy about my new "Daisy slogan." Companies love to hear the good stories, since they hear so many complaints.
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