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Old 12-29-2011, 07:19 PM   #1031
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I just peeled the onions and garlic again. I didn't hear the timer go off, so they got scorched.

Fortunately, they were almost all easy to get out, There was so much of the skins I had taken off, that I'm going to mix them with the drippings and see if it would be good for stock or gravy.

I think I'll just put this dish on hold for tonight and continue tomorrow. A night in the fridge will give those flavors depth.

The house smells wonderful! All that garlic and roasting onions.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:13 PM   #1032
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My sweetheart gave me a 9-speed Kitchenaid hand mixer for Christmas and I've been having a ball "playing" with it.

Had several egg yolks left that I wanted to use up so I (used my new mixer) made some fattigmand bakkels, which turned out soooooo yummy. I had a new fattigmand cutter that I got just before Thanksgiving and I've been chompin' at the bit wanting to try it. Awesome. Made the job of cutting the cookies so much easier. I had 3 dozen cut, looped and fried in no time flat.

Now I really, really think I need to make some rosettes. Haven't made them in years and the deep fryer is all torqued and ready to roll. And I hear my rosette irons calling me. Hmmm.......

It's not as if I haven't already made a bunch of cookies. Almost 20 different kinds for Christmas dinner, but you never know when a plague of cookie-eating locusts might descend.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:31 PM   #1033
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I just handwashing a bunch of dishes (I had let the pile up a bit). SO got off early so we're off to look at and buy a DW this afternoon.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:32 PM   #1034
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My sweetheart gave me a 9-speed Kitchenaid hand mixer for Christmas and I've been having a ball "playing" with it.

Had several egg yolks left that I wanted to use up so I (used my new mixer) made some fattigmand bakkels, which turned out soooooo yummy. I had a new fattigmand cutter that I got just before Thanksgiving and I've been chompin' at the bit wanting to try it. Awesome. Made the job of cutting the cookies so much easier. I had 3 dozen cut, looped and fried in no time flat.

Now I really, really think I need to make some rosettes. Haven't made them in years and the deep fryer is all torqued and ready to roll. And I hear my rosette irons calling me. Hmmm.......

It's not as if I haven't already made a bunch of cookies. Almost 20 different kinds for Christmas dinner, but you never know when a plague of cookie-eating locusts might descend.
Your post made me smile. Years ago when I received my Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas I baked all sorts of cookies too! Then when I received the pasta attachment I made every kind of pasta I could think of. And then there is the ice cream attachment! Life is good!
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:56 PM   #1035
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Your post made me smile. Years ago when I received my Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas I baked all sorts of cookies too! Then when I received the pasta attachment I made every kind of pasta I could think of. And then there is the ice cream attachment! Life is good!
You're right. My old KitchenAid hand mixer was a 5-speed that was gifted to me in about 1979. It's still going strong, but I've discovered that there are quite a few times when I need some extra power so.....

I love getting and playing with new toys and it's especially fun now that I'm retired. I can play as long as I want any time I want. You bet, life is good!!!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:36 PM   #1036
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My sweetheart gave me a 9-speed Kitchenaid hand mixer for Christmas and I've been having a ball "playing" with it.

Had several egg yolks left that I wanted to use up so I (used my new mixer) made some fattigmand bakkels, which turned out soooooo yummy. I had a new fattigmand cutter that I got just before Thanksgiving and I've been chompin' at the bit wanting to try it. Awesome. Made the job of cutting the cookies so much easier. I had 3 dozen cut, looped and fried in no time flat.

Now I really, really think I need to make some rosettes. Haven't made them in years and the deep fryer is all torqued and ready to roll. And I hear my rosette irons calling me. Hmmm.......

It's not as if I haven't already made a bunch of cookies. Almost 20 different kinds for Christmas dinner, but you never know when a plague of cookie-eating locusts might descend.
I just heard on the news that a large cloud of cookie-eating monsters were right behind Santa and his reindeer. You better get busy!
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:39 PM   #1037
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I just heard on the news that a large cloud of cookie-eating monsters were right behind Santa and his reindeer. You better get busy!
I'm right on it. The rosette irons are about to be fired up!!
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Cooking a goose based cassoulet and regretting that I do not have any Chanterelles to saute for a side dish.
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today i attended "babetoo's spa" silly joke huh? just means did more grooming things than i usually take the time to do. won't list all the actual procedures, aren't you glad? the up side, it always makes me feel better, even if i am a bit slippery from all the lotion. dinner next and that's it.
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today i attended "babetoo's spa" silly joke huh? just means did more grooming things than i usually take the time to do. won't list all the actual procedures, aren't you glad? the up side, it always makes me feel better, even if i am a bit slippery from all the lotion. dinner next and that's it.
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