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Hmmm, what to make for dinner?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. bubbakitty

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    Baked ziti; not a favorite but I didn’t cook or clean up either. F688975A-61E0-47F7-8795-1D43A620FDD6.jpeg CDB4057E-060B-46CE-B1DB-C7A0195B3E1F.jpeg
     
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    Finally had all the ingredients and the time to try to make something I’ve wanted to make for awhile.

    homemade “Chinese noodles”

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    made into Dan Dan
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    Also made some beef with pea pods (think beef with broccoli but I don’t like broccoli)

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    Overcooked the noodles, but otherwise the Dan Dan turned out well. Some tweaks I can make here and there but a solid first effort. The beef with pea pods was saltier than I would have liked but still pretty good.
     
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  3. buckeyebadger

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    @Basil that looks so great!
     
  4. ken2v

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    Gonna spatchcock a chicken and huck it on the grill, baked basmati with tomatoes and cheddar, steamed broccoli. Oyster Bay Pinot.
     
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  8. bubbakitty

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    I’ll ask. :blink:
    You are correct. She didn’t have ziti so she chose one she thought could handle the sauce. She wants to clarify if SOMEONE had driven 7 miles into town to purchase the correct pasta and 7 miles back, it would have been ziti. But he didn’t. It was still tasty!! :rolleyes:
     
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  9. DaiLun

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    OK, not really dinner at all, nor did I make it. There is a Chinese bakery less than a Mile from my house, my son woke up and asked if we could have char siew bow (BBQ pork bun) for breakfast, and since it was 8AM and the bakery opened at 8, I said that I would go and get some.

    For those of you who wanted to have dim sum, not just a Ping Pang Pong, but anywhere, here are a few basic selections

    Char Siew Bow is a bun with BBQ pork (Char Siew) in the middle. It comes in two varieties, baked and steamed. Here are both. The steamed are sweeter
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    har gow (shrimp dumpling) top, and siew mai (pork dumpling) bottom
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    And last but not least, yau jow gwai (oil fried devils), basically an unsweetened donut. They have changed the terminology of yau jow gwai over the past few years. In many restaurants it is called Youtiao.
    I wasn't aware of this (I'm an ABC with a restaurant menu level of chinese) until IU went to Malaysia and tried to order some with my jook (rice porridge), and it wasn't on the menu, but something called Youtiao was. I googled it and found out that it was what was formerly referred to as yau jow gwai.
    My son loves bacon, so I slice them In half lengthwise and make bacon and cheese sandwiches for him.
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    I try to remember to take a picture of it at lunch.
     
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    C0611632-8935-409A-B783-12D6146A0111.jpeg 7B998DC1-62CF-42E2-839D-685B5A722302.jpeg A97797B6-B6CC-4321-8E59-F31D48CF1700.jpeg I would like to add it would have been nicer if SOMEONE had driven 7 miles for more brew while cooking. So we had to wait for the stored cans to chill.
    Lucky we are even eating.....we have pepper and saltl and some exotic organic flavor of the month. It is good.

    we have hotter version of chicken breast with spicy habenero slices.
    And garlic jalepeno sausage made locally. Hot Tamale they are good.
     
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    You are certainly welcome.
     
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    Made kibbeh last night - swapped in pistachio instead of walnuts and wow was it amazing! After taking arils from pomegranate, kitchen looked a bit murdery ;-)

    Leftover carbonnade from freezer tonight. PXL_20201122_000948238.jpg PXL_20201122_000521464.jpg PXL_20201121_225635606.jpg
     
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    OK, here it is, the yau Jow gwai, bacon, and cheese sandwich.
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    Last night I decided to make fondue, so I went out to buy the "cheap 'n easy fondue in an envelope, except the Safeway that I went to was out.

    Rather than change dinner plans, I decided to make it from scratch, so I bought gruyere, edam, and mixed it with sharp cheddar and wine, and came up with this:
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    It came out a little "loose", so either too much wine, or not enough cornstarch.

    Still a good meal for two.
     
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    Excellent. I'm too "lazy" to make my own noodles . . . . Chinese grocery store is too close with a good variety. Bravo Zulu to you!!!!
     
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    Last night we had grilled merguez sausage, hot red cabbage slaw with apricots and roasted red spuds. And a killer Chardonnay.
     
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    Seasoned and lightly dusted some bone in pork chops with flour and frying in my electric skillet, mashed potatoes and gravy and steamed Brussels sprouts! I’m making “linner” today! [​IMG]
     
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    Now that the weather is getting colder, it's time for a batch of hearty beef stew. I would have made Oxtail stew, but I couldn't find any at my local grocery store. Threw all of the ingredients into my slow cooker this morning and it's doing its thing. LOL Should be ready for dinner tonight with leftovers that will probably last a few days. I'll also be cooking up some steamed rice to go along with the stew. :headbang:
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    I made home made chicken noodle soup last night. It came out delicious if I may say so myself.

    My poor daughter came down with an illness that is similar to covid. She is going to take the test today. She is a teacher and wore face shield, mask, and followed health protocols diligently.

    I plan to stock up on ingredients to make more chicken noodle soup.

    And I pray my daughter's test comes out negative. If not, oh boy.....:(
     
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