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Old 02-02-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Sunday's Selection 2/2/14

On my 5th attempt I think I have finally mastered a basic white loaf of bread! So I had lovely still-warm bread to soak up the juices from a Greek-inspired stew of lamb, new potatoes, lemon and garlic with feta and parsley:

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Old 02-02-2014, 02:20 PM   #2
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Hm, failed to upload pics on the previous post. Hope this one works....
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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Good looking bread. And stew!!
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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Thanks Rocklobster! What are you having today?
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:30 PM   #5
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Steak night for my daughter. She could eat it every night. I try to hold her off at least to once every couple of weeks.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:34 PM   #6
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Good looking bread Katy! Now to achieve that result each time. For me, I've found that both bread and pastry crust are very dependent on the weather.

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I have to use the shrimp I refrigerator-defrosted on Friday, so it looks like it will be stir-fry shrimp and broccoli. Need to defrost and cook up a chicken breast for the glass noodle soup. I could make it vegetarian, but a little chicken makes it just that much better.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:42 PM   #7
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Good looking bread Katy! Now to achieve that result each time. For me, I've found that both bread and pastry crust are very dependent on the weather.

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I have to use the shrimp I refrigerator-defrosted on Friday, so it looks like it will be stir-fry shrimp and broccoli. Need to defrost and cook up a chicken breast for the glass noodle soup. I could make it vegetarian, but a little chicken makes it just that much better.
Interesting point CG! Since I started my experiment in December it has rained solidly (Britain is basically drowning at the moment). So the humidity has been pretty high. If we ever get a dry spell my bread may take a downturn!

Shrimp stir fry - sounds yum!
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:49 PM   #8
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Very nice, Katy!

The Colonel cooked for us today.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:51 PM   #9
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Congrats Katy! You're a better woman than I. In all my many many years of cooking, most would find it hard to believe I never once have attempted to make a loaf of bread. I may have taken my "fear of failure" a little too far?
That lamb stew is really talking my language though!

We're having oven barbeque pork ribs tonight with my special to die for Cole Slaw and garlic toast.
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Very nice, Katy!

The Colonel cooked for us today.
Thanks DL!

I was about to ask you what exactly the Colonel cooked but then I realised you mean the one from Kentucky!! Doh!!
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Congrats Katy! You're a better woman than I. In all my many many years of cooking, most would find it hard to believe I never once have attempted to make a loaf of bread. I may have taken my "fear of failure" a little too far?
That lamb stew is really talking my language though!

We're having oven barbeque pork ribs tonight with my special to die for Cole Slaw and garlic toast.

I know exactly what you mean Kayelle - bread is a daunting prospect and I have had many failures. But I think I am getting there. I may even branch out into something other than a small white loaf at some point!

Your dinner sounds delightful! (So it's warm enough for a BBQ where you are?)
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We are having spicy Buffalo chicken wings with raw celery, broccoli and carrots and the required blue cheese dip. Easy peasy food for a snowy Sunday.
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I know exactly what you mean Kayelle - bread is a daunting prospect and I have had many failures. But I think I am getting there. I may even branch out into something other than a small white loaf at some point!

Your dinner sounds delightful! (So it's warm enough for a BBQ where you
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It is indeed Katy. It's 70 F here although we are praying for some desperately needed rain. Seems the world either has too much or too little.
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Katy, your stew and bread look fabulous!

I am hoping for Takeout Chinese. If not, then TB will probably be cooking. I am on bed-rest (well, actually my special recliner is better than the bed) to get rid of this bug before my appointment tomorrow and surgery Tuesday.
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It is indeed Katy. It's 70 F here although we are praying for some desperately needed rain. Seems the world either has too much or too little.
Oh that's right! I saw some pictures of dried out reservoirs in CA in my newspaper. Pity we can't ship some of our excess floodwater to you!
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Katy, your stew and bread look fabulous!

I am hoping for Takeout Chinese. If not, then TB will probably be cooking. I am on bed-rest (well, actually my special recliner is better than the bed) to get rid of this bug before my appointment tomorrow and surgery Tuesday.
Thanks LPB. Hope you get the Chinese food and also that your surgery goes well.
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They had a sale on Prime Rib roasts yesterday so we're have that with roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts in a butter sauce.
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Dinner will be a salmon filet baked with dill and lemon. Arugula. Grape tomato's.
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Katy, great looking bread and stew. Congrats.

We are sitting watching the Not So Super Bowl and eating wings, and barbeque and drinking beer.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:42 PM   #20
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Nice sounding stew, Katy. Thanks for the pics.
I had a pork tenderloin that I turned into a scallopini/piccata kind of thing and served over linguine.
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