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Old 02-09-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
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half & half...what to do with it?

I bought a quart to make some chowder, now I'm left with a little more than a cup of it. I want to use it, but how? I've also got some sour cream that I must use soon. In the freezer I've got some marinated pork (al pastor style) and a little bit of chicken quarters. Suggestions?

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Old 02-09-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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With the half and half you can make a white sauce. That can be served with your pork or chicken or with pasta.

To make a white sauce, chop some garlic finely. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil/butter in a pan, when it's hot, add garlic and saute it for a minute. Then add 2 tbsp of flour and let it roast in the oil and with the garlic on low heat for atleast 10 minutes or so. Add the half and half and some water if you want to thin it out a bit more.

You can serve it as a gravy with some freshly chopped parsley added to it or you can stir in some pasta in it and top it with parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice and some parmesean cheese. It's simple but delicious.

With the sour cream. You can make a marinade for the chicken. You can add the sour cream to a bowl, stir in some cumin powder, corrainder powder, chili powder, freshly chopped cilantro, some lime juice, salt and leave it for a couple of hours.

Put the chicken, sauce and all in a pan and let it cook until the chicken is done. It will have a nice gravy. Chop some more fresh cilantro and add it at the last minute and serve.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:32 PM   #3
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Wow Miss Yakuta!! I was gonna say put the Half n Half In coffee...The sour cream on a baked potato.. -- Now you've got me running out to buy Sour Cream, Half and Half, and chicken to follow your ideas!!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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Could I use the half and half for chipped beef??? Instead of milk?
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:41 PM   #5
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With the half and half, I'd make a bit of bread pudding for myself.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:43 PM   #6
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Oh that sounds good.....
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:47 PM   #7
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You can use the sour cream and the half and half both in your mashed potatoes. You could also add it to some frozen chopped spinach that has been drained along with some garlic and parmesan cheese for some creamed spinach.
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I say make a White Russian and don't think so much!
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Could I use the half and half for chipped beef??? Instead of milk?
Yes it will just make it a little richer than with milk. You can sub half and half for milk in just about any cooking recipe. I wouldn't try it with baking things.
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Yes it will just make it a little richer than with milk. You can sub half and half for milk in just about any cooking recipe. I wouldn't try it with baking things.
I agree - you could add some water to thin it out - I still say go for the drink
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