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Old 10-21-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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What are you cooking this weekend?

Only an hour to go--and hydro (electricty) rates go to the lowest rate until 7:00 a.m. Monday. I do most of my big cooking on weekends now--not that I really want to do that, but I challenged myself to keep my electricity bill the same as it was before this silly fluctuating rate thing (Time-of-use). So far, so good, but it is a PAIN, especially when I had tomatoes to process. Good thing I work mostly nights. That's the other thing--on weekends, I get to be a "normal" human being and be awake during daylight hours.

Here's what's on the agenda for what I'm making this weekend:

Canadian Split Pea Soup
Lamb Sausage
Moussaka
ricotta-sweet potato gnocchi
roasted tomato sauce

Possibly some tortillas or bread.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
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I might cook a turkey and some people over. My wife is planning a riccotta cake.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:58 AM   #3
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I might cook a turkey and some people over. My wife is planning a riccotta cake.
What are you planning to cook the turkey and people over???
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I'm not going to cook anything this weekend. I'm taking the weekend off.
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I'm not going to cook anything this weekend. I'm taking the weekend off.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:21 AM   #5
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Thinking about making Chicken balls with miso noodles. I've never made either one. The idea sounds good. Doing some homework on it now.. Maybe I should be like everyone else and not cook.

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Old 10-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #6
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Well it's my partner's birthday tomorrow, so he's getting spoiled the whole weekend. I made him spaghetti on Thurs. (which even though I don't like, I must say it turned out pretty well) last night I made shrimp jambalaya, tonight I'm making panfried steak, with corn and veggies, and tomorrow I'm making a big beef stew and strawberry cake. Oh, and he wanted spam and potatoes for breakfast today and tomorrow. I swear, by Monday we're going to weigh an extra 10 pounds.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:03 PM   #7
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nada, just something to tide me over til i feel better. any ideas.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:24 AM   #8
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Jerk chicken with Jamaican peas and rice. Yum!
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:54 AM   #9
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Here's what's on the agenda for what I'm making this bweekend:

Canadian Split Pea Soup
is it made with real canadians? (more soylent green)

but really, what makes pea soup canadian, avoiding the obvious joke about a hockey puck.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:24 AM   #10
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In Quebec, one uses yellow split peas (and maybe some whole peas), so the soup is yellow instead of green. And, often it has maple syrup in it if the leftover ham was cooked in maple syrup. You can buy it--Habitant is the most common brand.

What I'm Cooking Now: French Canadian Split Pea Soup

I make the stock first from the leftover juices/drippings from the ham. When I want to make the soup, I glaze the ham with maple syrup and apple cider. When I make the stock, I put fresh thyme sprigs and fresh bay leaves and a new hockey puck (KIDDING!). I soak the peas overnight, and then I drain the stock and remove the fat. I combine everything and simmer it for about 2 hours (adding more thyme and a fresh bay leaf). The soup is very thick. I top it with a dollop of sour cream and fresh thyme.
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