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What will supper be?

Post 141

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

no idea... oven is broken... grill is ... temprimental, and now the gas hob is totally disconnected smiley - alienfrown I guess we'll be living off salad until I can find someone to fit an entirely new kitchen smiley - zensmiley - doh currently trying to do oven chips and sausages.... they've had forty minutes and arn't cooked... by the time they've been in for an hour I'm just gona give up throw them in teh bin and get a takeaway...


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Post 142

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

That sounds like something they might enjoy in Florence....

When I was in a fancy-shmancy art museum in Rome, I lunched very happily on a tray of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella. smiley - drool


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Post 143

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Sorry, my last post was in reply to the post about Italian Bread and cheese and spinach. When I was in Florence, a lot of the food concessions had sandwiches with spinach, cheese, and perhaps ham in them.


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Post 144

ITIWBS

A platter of tempura vegetables, 12 each breaded and fried whole mushrooms and whole brussels sprouts, with a cup of Newman's Own Marinara Sauce.


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Post 145

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Did you put extra marinara sauce on the brussels sprouts to mask the smiley - yuk taste? smiley - winkeye


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Post 146

ITIWBS

Used it for dipping sauce.

Drenched and dripping, the flavor still comes through.


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Post 147

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

I was afraid of that -- unless, of course, you like the flavor smiley - weirdsmiley - winkeye


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Post 148

ITIWBS

Some people can't stand foods rich in phenylalanine, others thrive on the stuff.

To each, their own.


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Post 149

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

"Good sources of phenylalanine are eggs, chicken, liver, beef, milk, and soybeans.[5] Other sources include spinach and leafy greens, tofu, amaranth leaves, and lupin seeds." [wikiwhatever]

The last two I've never had, but I like the others.


What will supper be?

Post 150

Rev Nick - dead man walking (mostly)

I keep it simple - if I can't pronounce it in two tries, I don't worry about it. What-ever the "it" is ... smiley - biggrin


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Post 151

ITIWBS

Amaranth leaves can be eaten, but if you object to brussels sprouts you'll like amaranth leaves even less.

Amaranth is grown mainly for the seeds which cook up rather like corn meal, though some varieties also make sugary roots.

European lupin beans are rather like the not too distantly related Egyptian fava bean.

Most lupines are dangerously toxic.

Until proven otherwise, anything in the pea and bean family should be presumed so.


What will supper be?

Post 152

Rev Nick - dead man walking (mostly)

So tonight is a really odd night. She is at a new job and hours a bit off, and the weather is just weird too. So ...

Some crudely and irregular cut pork loin chops - knife scored a bit, dust with simple salt and pepper, well punctuated with a table fork ... a dusting of flour and they will meet a hot iron frying pan with a bit of oil.

To get weirder, accompanied by tinned baked beans, a tin of cream-style corn, and some buttered toast.

Yeah, a throw together of ideas.


What will supper be?

Post 153

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

eas and beans are usually safe if you cook them long enough, except for Grasspea, a staple of dry areas of Africa, where it is fed to cattle. In a severe drought, people start eating it themselves, and the ones who are prone to neurological problems lose muscle poweri n their legs.


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Post 154

ITIWBS

I'd still say, when in doubt, don't take chances.

Lîttle potential for trouble with the commercial varieties though.


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Post 155

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

I know of people who subsist mostly on beans. I try to stay upwind of them.....


What will supper be?

Post 156

Rev Nick - dead man walking (mostly)

This evening ...

2 generous chicken breasts (I know they are fresh birds), full bone and skin. In a round casserole dish with a jar of a honey and garlic sauce that turns to a thick sticky glaze on ribs or meatballs. Maybe add a bit of cube-cut orange wedges, as I have no pineapple. A side dish of a wild rice, or commercially 'poultry flavoured' one ... Simple and light'ish.


What will supper be?

Post 157

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

I'm about to make my award0winning* fish chowder.

*My father likes it, and he doesn't like some things....

Critic’s* Choice Chowder

Spice mixture

1 ½ tsps of garlic powder ¾ tsp of dry mustard
¾ tsp of dried basil ½ tsp of dried thyme
¼ tsp of dried oregano 1/8 tsp of nutmeg
2 tsps of parsley 1 tsp of baco-bits
[optional: 2 tsps of garbanzo flour] [1/2 tsp of salt, if desired]

Liquid broth

1 tbsp of olive oil
1 ½ cups of water
1 small bottle of clam juice
1 cup of water, put through blender with
1 small can of corn [preferably low-sodium] and
1 small can of mushrooms [preferably low-sodium]
One 8-ounce can of 2% evaporated milk, added five minutes before serving

Cans

One 6-ounce can of tuna, any kind
One 6-ounce can of salmon, any kind

Fresh vegetables to be chopped

One or two onions
Three stalks of celery
1 medium Idaho baking potato, or two small red potatoes

Instructions

Put the olive oil in the bottom of a cooking pot. Add the 1 ½ cups of water. Then mix the spices together and stir them into the water. Put the corn and mushrooms into a blender with the 1 cup of water and puree. Add this to the pot. Add the cans of tuna and salmon. Chop the vegetables and add them. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the milk 5 minutes before serving. Serves 3 or 4

* The critic in this case is my father



What will supper be?

Post 158

You can call me TC

You always use loads of cans in your recipes, Paul - do you have a stock or do you buy them as you need them? I practically never use anything out of a can.

I need help with an American recipe.

It calls for:

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup half-and-half
(among other things, of course)

Can I use a heavy bread flour- wheat flour with no baking powder in it - ?
And is half-and-half milk by any chance? If so, half of what and half of what? Does it include goat's milk or sheep's milk?


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Post 159

ITIWBS

A general purpose wheat flour is one without additives suitable for baking things like bread, pie crust, cookies or cake.

Generally a soft wheat rather than a hard durum wheat such as might be used for pasta.

Half & half is 1/2 plain milk and 1/2 cream, available advertised as such in the major stores.




Supper last night, stir fry whole cabbage leaves, with a 2 1/2 inch onion cut six ways lengthwise and broken up, 1 small potato cut into 1/8 slices, fried, a Polish sausage steamed with the cabbage and onion, a slice of apple pie and 2/3 cup milk for dessert.




Dinner at the monthly senior center get-together tonight.

Don't know yet what they'll be servîng except it'll be something catered by a commercial provider.





What will supper be?

Post 160

ITIWBS

Footnote, with American milk products, unless otherwise specified, milk is always cow's milk.


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