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#9601 ktmoomau

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 07:45 PM

Tonight was chicken cacciatore, green beans, rice and biscuits.  This week is all about using up the perishables in the fridge, which there aren't many to be honest and there are a few things that I can put into the freezer if not used by the weeks end, but as we don't have a huge amount of food in the fridge, I am hoping to mainly use it all up.


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 08:04 PM

Half a spicy tuna sandwich from 7th Hill and pan-roasted brussels sprouts with bacon (and bacon fat), lots of black pepper, and balsamic vinegar.



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 07:37 AM

pan-roasted brussels sprouts with bacon (and bacon fat), lots of black pepper, and balsamic vinegar.

 

It is that time of year...  Last night, dinner for family:

 

roasted pork tenderloin with apple cider reduction

applesauce

pan-roasted brussels sprouts with bacon (and bacon fat and black pepper, but no balsamic vinegar)

new potatoes with butter and parsley

apple pie with whipped cream


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:02 AM

The summer eggplant rut is moving into the fall, although there's probably only enough eggplant for one more meal out in the garden.  I started in June with about 20 eggplant recipes and the intention that I wouldn't make the same thing twice.  Oh well. :)

 

Night before last: penne caponata

 

Last night: eggplant in a Thai green curry served over jasmine rice 



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 04:23 PM

Last night, hot and sour silken tofu (Dunlop), szechuan cabbage, cushaw pie and hot cocoa.



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 08:52 AM

Leftover pork meatballs marinara with added sauteed mushrooms
Leftover cauliflower in cheese sauce
Leftover brussels sprouts and bacon


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 08:28 AM

Last night:

Cranberry walnut bread (Costco) with salted Kerrygold butter
Pan-fried sirloin steak (South Mountain Creamery) with horseradish-lemon-parsley-tarragon compound butter
Wilted baby arugula
Roasted delicata squash slices with carrot-ginger dressing
 
The sliced steak, squash and arugula looked real nice arranged together on a platter for serving, and we polished off almost all of it.  There was a pound of steak going in, too :ph34r:
 

Tuesday's dinner was oven-roasted chicken thighs, brown rice, and braised kale with carrot-ginger dressing, an idea I picked up from a blog.  The dressing (also from the blog) was good with all of it.  Wednesday was leftovers of that, plus the last of some cauliflower and cheese sauce still in the refrigerator.

 


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:24 AM

 cushaw pie

I've never heard of this. Could you please elaborate?



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:44 AM

Veggie pho with Shanghai cabbage and some gorgeous Thai basil I found at LA Mart in Springfield.  I'm still tweaking the broth, but am pretty happy with what I've been able to concoct with the pressure cooker. 



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 01:40 PM

Last night:

Quinoa and gigande bean salad
Crab - avocado quesadillas with scallions, cilantro, neufchâtel cheese and jack cheese
Brisket chili with garnishes of avocado, scallions, cilantro, sour cream, and shredded jack cheese


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 02:13 PM

Sun-dried tomato, herb, feta spread and crackers

Penne caponata with the last of the eggplant and bell peppers from the garden

 

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 02:32 PM

Cranberry-walnut bread
Crab Bisque
Baked chicken drumsticks (with lemon-horseradish-herb compound butter under the skin)
Mashed yukon gold potatoes
 
No green vegetables, but we had a baby spinach-avocado-grapefruit salad for lunch.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:55 AM

fried rice with Taiwanese sausage, egg, peas

sweet potato panna cotta with apple cider caramel sauce for dessert


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:01 AM

duck egg baked in acorn squash

a variation of "broccoli cooked forever" from Food52

apple crisp with apple cider caramel sauce and a smidge of lightly whipped cream


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 04:05 PM

I've never heard of this. Could you please elaborate?

 

Just pie similar to pumpkin pie, but using cushaw squash instead. Cushaw has a mild, delicate flavor. I think I used this recipe most recently: http://pretendtexasf...kin-cushaw-pie/

 

Last night: roasted broccoli and spicy stir-fried tofu skin sticks

 

Tonight: nut loaf with mushroom gravy



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 08:54 AM

Last night's meal came out really well:

Red leaf lettuce, cucumber, radish, and avocado salad; miso-ginger vinaigrette

Mushrooms stuffed with spinach - artichoke dip

Butternut squash - carrot - ginger soup
Fresh salmon croquettes
Leftover brown rice
 
The croquettes were from a recipe in the Staffmeals from Chanterelle cookbook.  I don't think I've ever made a bad recipe from that book.  The only oddity was that the recipe produced 9 croquettes, not the 6 it was supposed to make.  They were the size of generous hamburger patties as it was.  They would have had to be enormous for the amount of mixture to yield only 6 patties.  Skinning the salmon fillets was challenging, but I didn't ultimately lose too much of the fish.   

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:18 AM

squash and apple soup

baguette with soft sheep milk cheese and this weird sweet condiment (something like saba) I found at Pesca Deli

 

Found a large, pear-shaped, bluish squash at a farmers market.  Didn't know what to do with it, so I roasted it and used half the pulp for soup.  Now I need to find something to do with the rest of it.


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 11:44 AM

Broccoli and tofu in green curry

Jasmine rice



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:30 AM

More red leaf lettuce, cucumber, radish, and avocado salad; miso-ginger vinaigrette

Cheesy ground beef penne meal in a skillet  <-- beefaroni, American chop suey kind of thing



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:41 AM

More red leaf lettuce, cucumber, radish, and avocado salad; miso-ginger vinaigrette

Cheesy ground beef penne meal in a skillet  <-- beefaroni, American chop suey kind of thing

 

In my childhood, my mother used to make cheesy ground beef, tomatoes, and rice in a skillet (the cheese melted on top). Same sort of thing. I loved it, actually, and would still like it. Maybe I'll make that for dinner.


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:33 AM

roast chicken (spatchcocked) with lemon, garlic, thyme, rosemary

shredded Brussels sprouts cooked slowly in copious amounts of bacon fat and seasoned with lots of black pepper

mystery squash with pecorino Toscano


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 08:39 AM

Posole, black bean, and roasted sweet potato tacos seasoned with ancho, chipotle, honey sauce, topped with cilantro, feta, and lime.  There was going to be a jicama orange salad, but I cut into the jicama and it looked as if it had been frozen some time during shipping. 



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 05:00 PM

Tonight:
Slow cooked round steak shredded with BBQ sauce served on whole grain buns
Sweet potato oven fries
Salad of romaine, apple, raw cauliflower, celery, parmesean and pumpkin seens with a maple/dijon dressing
Malbec

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:01 PM

Last night:

Roasted chicken with roasted sweet potatoes and carrots

Brussels sprouts pan-roasted with lots of bacon fat and black pepper :P

Leftover brown rice


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 08:10 AM

I'm intrigued by the Food52 recipe for broccoli cooked forever (sans anchovies), probably because it's the only way I've found to make broccoli stalks palatable.  So last night I riffed on it again, this time adding some confit tomatoes I'd made last summer, and lots of percorino Toscano, and tossed the whole thing with fettucine.

 

Disaster.  I love playing in the kitchen but sometimes my ideas just don't work.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 09:43 AM

I'm intrigued by the Food52 recipe for broccoli cooked forever (sans anchovies), probably because it's the only way I've found to make broccoli stalks palatable.  So last night I riffed on it again, this time adding some confit tomatoes I'd made last summer, and lots of percorino Toscano, and tossed the whole thing with fettucine.

 

Disaster.  I love playing in the kitchen but sometimes my ideas just don't work.

 

 

Which parts of it didn't work together, or was it the long-cooked element of the broccoli not fitting with the other things?  Or the stalks?  It sounds like a promising experiment.

 

Last night:

Kale slaw

Leftover salmon croquettes

Sweet potatoes stuffed with pulled pork



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:55 AM

I love broccoli stalks. But they absolutely need to be peeled. The peel strips off fairly easily with a knife. The inside of the stalk is crisp and juicy, and can be eaten raw, steamed or sauteed with the florets, grilled roasted or pureed.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

I love broccoli stalks. But they absolutely need to be peeled. The peel strips off fairly easily with a knife. The inside of the stalk is crisp and juicy, and can be eaten raw, steamed or sauteed with the florets, grilled roasted or pureed.

 

I eat broccoli stalks raw, without peeling them.  If I'm shredding them to put them in a slaw, I'll peel them, but otherwise, I skip it.  



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:48 PM

Yogurt with mixed berries and granola

Mushrooms stuffed with spinach-artichoke dip

Chicken pot pie



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:09 PM

posole verde

tortillas


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:10 AM

Which parts of it didn't work together, or was it the long-cooked element of the broccoli not fitting with the other things?  Or the stalks?  It sounds like a promising experiment.

 

The former.


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Posted Today, 10:04 AM

Night before last, risotto with roasted Sungold tomatoes, finished with goat's cheese

Roasted acorn squash (parbaked and frozen this summer)

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2004

 

Last night, pan-fried risotto cakes topped with poached eggs

Scarlet Nantes carrots roasted with lemon thyme

The rest of the Rioja



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Posted Today, 10:46 AM

Friday:  

Pork and bean burritos

Cauliflower rice

 

Saturday:

Warm quinoa and gigande bean salad with bacon and roasted broccoli

Swiss cheese souffle


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Posted Today, 11:26 AM

last night:

rice noodles in a miso-shrimp-dashi broth with napa cabbage, baby bok choy, wild-caught shrimp, scallions, cilantro and go-ju-jang

satsuma mandarins







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