"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-31-2014, 10:21 PM   #21
Sous Chef
 
Souschef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Santa Paula,CA
Posts: 563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
I'm having cataract surgery this afternoon, and Steve has a really bad cold so it should be lots of fun tonight.

The SousChef has been planning to make Steve Krolls recipe for Oyster Stew for dinner, so I'm sure he'll make a report later.

Happy New Year everyone!
I did it! made the roux without burning it, cooked the oysters without over cooking. Kayelle was there with help and advice.
Souschef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 10:56 PM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by Souschef View Post
I did it! made the roux without burning it, cooked the oysters without over cooking. Kayelle was there with help and advice.

Souschef, you rock! Especially with a cold, and with your sweet wife having just had eye surgery. I'm truly impressed!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 11:06 PM   #23
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,467
Steve! Brilliant!

Kayelle, how was the surgery and enjoy your oyster stew.

Dawg, you have to make stuff to be able to spelunk...

Everyone else, sounds great and simple, wonderful and fantastic. Happy New Year!!

We are having Blackberry Manischewitz (didn't have any MD 20/20) and pick out whatever from the fridge. I have a selection of olives, cheese and pepperoni. Shrek has an onion and garlic sandwich. "A Hard Day's Night" is on TV.

For dessert I am having a Bulletproof Coffee and Pumpkin Sherbet.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 11:44 PM   #24
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 6,345
Happy New Year everyone!

Kayelle, I hope your surgery was a success (and I hope the oyster stew worked out. We're having it tomorrow).

And yes, my dinner was just awful.
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 01:42 PM   #25
Senior Cook
 
Wyshiepoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Guernsey
Posts: 217
Pan Fried John Dory with Potatoes and Garlic. (And peas.)




__________________
Lives of great men all remind us we may make our life sublime.
Wyshiepoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 01:51 PM   #26
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,016
Looks delish, Wyshiepoo! Love that plate too!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 02:38 PM   #27
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 14,582
Thanks to all for the good wishes.

First the good news....the oyster stew was wonderful.

My sight after cataract surgery yesterday is much worse than it was before. I'm really scared something went wrong. I'll see the Dr. tomorrow and I'm trying to think positive. Thank God I have one good eye.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 02:48 PM   #28
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,016
New Year's Eve Dinner 12/31/2014

Same thing happened to me after cataract surgery, Kayelle. I'd had one eye done, and my vision was worse too. I was scared to death and drove to the vision center. Turned out there was a bit of bleeding and raggedyness, but it all cleared up in a few days. Keep using the drops, and good luck with your checkup tomorrow.

In the end, all turned out well, and I'm glad I did it.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 02:51 PM   #29
Master Chef
 
Kaneohegirlinaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 5,222
feel better Kayelle and stay optimistic

Click image for larger version

Name:	001.JPG
Views:	132
Size:	123.2 KB
ID:	22443

Went to a New Year's Eve party and took a big tray
of Deviled Eggs with Wasabi, Straight up and Dill Relish
flavorings

DH said, "why are you making food to take to an Open House party?"

That's just what I do
We were one of first guests to arrive, and as others came,
I saw each of the ladies as well brought a little something,
(I guess it's a generational thing)

so there!
Kaneohegirlinaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 02:53 PM   #30
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 14,582
Thanks so much Dawg....it makes me more hopeful.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 03:27 PM   #31
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,467
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
Thanks so much Dawg....it makes me more hopeful.
It is surgery Kayelle, there will be some swelling and irritation. It's only natural. I have great faith in your eye surgeon.

Personally, I am anxious for my cataracts to ripen so I can have the surgery. I'll be ditching the glasses.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 07:37 PM   #32
Certified/Certifiable
 
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 10,367
Every year since about 1987, we've joined together with some friends on the Canadian side of the river and made the following, egg rolls with pineapple sweet and sour sauce, Scallops saute'd in garlic and butter, tempura chicken, and shrimp scampi, with a side of home made chicken liver pate'. One year we would make this at their house, the next year, at our house. This year, as our friends are about ten years our elders, they weren't up to making the big meal, especially since we are both empty nesters. They had planned on going out to dinner. Two things prevented us from joining them, first, I am on call this week, and 2nd, I've got the flu that's been running rampant in our town. We had Dominoes pizza for our New Years dinner, with a diet coke for me, and a Sprite for DW. I slept from about midnight last night, until 5 pm. today. I feel somewhat better, but not out of the woods yet.

To say it more succinctly, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. And I
have to go to work tomorrow . I just hope I'm feeling stronger tomorrow. Supper tonight was lef-over pizza from last night.

Seeeeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
__________________
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- https://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 09:38 PM   #33
Cupcake
 
Kathleen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mid-Atlantic, USA
Posts: 2,364
We had friends here and everyone combined cooking skills to make three kinds of fondue!


__________________


~Kathleen

A little bit Ginger. A little bit Mary Ann.
Kathleen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 03:21 AM   #34
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 13,750
Kayelle, hope your surgery results end up all you hoped for.

Chief, I hope you're done with the flu by the time I type this.

***********************

We rolled into our garage around 3:00 AM New Year's Eve, fresh from a week-plus back home with our kids. A week in OH was my best Christmas gift. Like Andy, we had a veritable banquet of munchies. Ring bologna, smokies, three types of cheeses from OH, olives and pickles. Crab-stuffed mushrooms and shrimp Shu-Mai. Balanced all of that with a crudites platter and hummus. Red and white wines. Brownie bites for dessert. Forgot about the shrimp until I was putting away the leftovers, so we went ahead and ate them late. Threw together some homemade cocktail sauce that was really good. Now if I could just think of how I made it...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2014-12-31 23.11.24.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	85.2 KB
ID:	22447  
__________________
“You shouldn’t wait to be senile before you become eccentric.”— Helene Truter

"Remember, all that matters in the end is getting the meal on the table." ~ Julia Child
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 08:56 AM   #35
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 24,330
DH smoked our first chicken with the smoker I got him for Christmas and it turned out beautifully. We used applewood chips. We also had dressing and sautéed green beans with it.

I was lying down when he finished it and he didn't take any pictures! Oh well, next time.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 10:25 AM   #36
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 24,330
Whoops, that was supposed to be last night's dinner, not NYE. Can't remember what we had. Wasn't feeling well.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 02:02 PM   #37
Certified/Certifiable
 
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 10,367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
Kayelle, hope your surgery results end up all you hoped for.

Chief, I hope you're done with the flu by the time I type this.

***********************

We rolled into our garage around 3:00 AM New Year's Eve, fresh from a week-plus back home with our kids. A week in OH was my best Christmas gift. Like Andy, we had a veritable banquet of munchies. Ring bologna, smokies, three types of cheeses from OH, olives and pickles. Crab-stuffed mushrooms and shrimp Shu-Mai. Balanced all of that with a crudites platter and hummus. Red and white wines. Brownie bites for dessert. Forgot about the shrimp until I was putting away the leftovers, so we went ahead and ate them late. Threw together some homemade cocktail sauce that was really good. Now if I could just think of how I made it...
Nope, not over the flu quite yet. I am happy that you were able to enjoy such a fine spread of goodies. I've had my share of such New Years meals. A humble night at home with DW was a quiet and good thing. Your banquet of goodies sounds spectacular. Nice job.

Seeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
__________________
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- https://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dinner, new year

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.