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Old 10-17-2020, 05:28 PM   #1
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What's Cookin' Saturday 10/17

Chicken Cacciatori #9 Pasta, Pasta Salad...

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Old 10-17-2020, 05:47 PM   #2
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Take-out Chinese.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:59 PM   #3
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Corn bread tamale pie ala Joy of Cooking cookbook.

When I heard DH say he was hankering for some carrot cake, I thought I would make it for my birthday in a couple of weeks. I happened to mention that I was going to make a chocolate carrot cake. Neither of us had heard of chocolate carrot cake. I was talked into making a test one to see if it is any good!? Photos to follow when I cut into the cake.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:28 PM   #4
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I had half a sandwich - Corned beef on onion rye.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:36 PM   #5
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Crawfish gumbo over grits.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:46 PM   #6
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I've never done this before,
but we're going to repeat for a 3rd time
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:06 PM   #8
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Himself is off in his own field of dreams, down at Fort Hill Farm with his telescope. To make sure he warms up right proper when he gets home, I made a big pot of ham-and-15 bean-soup. We have crisp Italian bread and store bought cornbread for on the side.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:15 PM   #9
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Chocolate carrot cake. Definitely tasted like a chocolate cake!
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I made a bean salad. We had it on the leftover leaves from yesterday's resto salad. I also cooked some store bought cheese tortellini and served it with homemade pesto. it worked well. Sorry, still taking shaky pictures with my tablet.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:35 PM   #11
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Chocolate carrot cake. Definitely tasted like a chocolate cake!
Very nice. Can you share the recipe?
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:24 PM   #12
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I made a soup in the IP today, a Mushroom Barley soup. It wasn't a one dish meal - I cook most mushrooms I put in dishes like this, or pasta dishes, using the ATK method of steaming the sliced or chopped mushrooms briefly, which pulls the excess water out of them, then brown them in a small amount of fat - this way, it doesn't absorb a lot of fat, when dry, and browning it and adding it towards the end gives the mushrooms a better flavor, which they keep, rather than releasing it all to the broth.

I started this by cooking some onions and a leek in some ghee, then added some celery and a carrot, and cooked a little longer. As I add to many mushroom dishes, some dried boletus mushrooms went in early, along with the soaking liquid. I also added a tb of white miso, and a tb of thin soy sauce for the salt, to the broth (soy seasonings always seems to go well with mushroom dishes). I added a quarter cup of red lentils, in place of a potato, in the original recipe, but also another quarter cup after the pressure cooking, when it was still a little thin, so those simmered 15 min after I added the browned mushrooms at the end, and it thickened up nicely.
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:37 AM   #13
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Because I spent time in the morning prepping taco meat and meatloaf for the freezer, we had tacos for dinner.

Ice cream with bananas, chocolate syrup and whipped cream to top it, for dessert.

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We had home made pizza..
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:33 AM   #15
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I didn't know it was National Pasta Day yesterday, but apparently we celebrated it, too! Spaghetti with meat sauce and homemade garlic bread on the side.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:27 AM   #16
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Very nice. Can you share the recipe?
Yes I can but you will have to make modifications because this is a recipe for high altitude baking. It will not work for near sea level baking. Leavening, sugar, oven temp, and other things need changed for sea level baking.

Chocolate Carrot Cake

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla extract
4 large eggs
2 cups shredded carrots

Preheat oven to 350*F.
Grease and flour 9x13 baking pan.
In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients except carrots, on low speed until well blended, scraping often. Mix on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in carrots. Spoon into baking pan. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.

Chream cheese frosting

8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. almond extract
2 cups powdered sugar/

Beat together cream cheese, butter and extraacts at medium speed until combined. Do not overbeat. Gradually add powered sugar sugar beating a low speed until smooth. Do not over beat.

Store in refrigerator.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:08 PM   #17
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Yes I can but you will have to make modifications because this is a recipe for high altitude baking. It will not work for near sea level baking. Leavening, sugar, oven temp, and other things need changed for sea level baking.

Chocolate Carrot Cake

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla extract
4 large eggs
2 cups shredded carrots

Preheat oven to 350*F.
Grease and flour 9x13 baking pan.
In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients except carrots, on low speed until well blended, scraping often. Mix on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in carrots. Spoon into baking pan. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.

Chream cheese frosting

8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. almond extract
2 cups powdered sugar/

Beat together cream cheese, butter and extraacts at medium speed until combined. Do not overbeat. Gradually add powered sugar sugar beating a low speed until smooth. Do not over beat.

Store in refrigerator.
Thank you Beth
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:34 PM   #18
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We had pizza. Thin and crispy - not homemade....
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