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Hmmm, what to make for dinner?

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

  1. hammie

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    Friday is pizza night, so tonight I made a pepperoni, a half mushroom, and my absolute favorite, white pie with fresh tomato.

    I buy 12” “shells” from a local bakery and just add the toppings. I chop a few cloves of garlic and mix it with some olive oil, then brush it onto the shell.

    For my first pie, I ladled 3 scoops of sauce and add about 4 Oz of shredded mozzarella and some thin slices of pepperoni. I picked up an organic basil plant in the produce section of the local Walmart, sliced up a few leaves and added it to the pizza when I pulled it from the oven.

    For my second pie, I brushed garlic/olive oil onto the crust and added slices of fresh mozzarella, then thin slices of roma tomatoes. This is my favorite pie.

    As for my third pie, I brushed the shell with oil/garlic then added the sauce and shredded mozzarella, and topped one half with Sliced baby Bella mushrooms. This is my second favorite pie.
     
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  2. DaiLun

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    @Basil - "Cooed it in the bamboo steamer along with asparagus, and some Hollandaise to top it off"

    You sang to it????? :)
     
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    Of course. Was going to croon, but opted for cooing instead :)
     
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    Texans - this sounds good. H-E-B chicken enchilada casserole.


     
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    Thank you!
     
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    OK, phase 2 of the Fried chicken experiment for lunch today. Went over to the Chinese market, (where leg quarters are $0.89/lb, and picked up three for lunch today.
    I am 99% sure that the darkness is because I'm, using "unbleached" bread flour.
    Here's the chicken resting after battering (yes, I'm a chicken batterer)
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    and here's the finished product. I had too many boneless thighs for Khanpunggi tonight, so I fried two today
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    Once again, a satisfactory result.
     
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    Went Jamaican tonight: jerk chicken, beef patties, and yellow rice. Different recipe for the jerk chicken than I’ve used before, and happy with the results.

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    Deviled Eggs! :feedme::feedme::feedme::feedme::goofy:

    Actually refried Mayocoba beans, Carnitas in red sauce, and some rice.
     
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    Grilled some burgers, corn on the cob, home made sweet potato fries
     
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    Reverse seared a steak today, decided to do a “surf and turf” and top it off with some shrimps. This was my first time doing a reverse sear, can’t say it’s worth the extra hassle compared to my usual pan searing technique.

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    Yeah. I looked it up. Too much hassle . . . . You're did turn out ok though.
     
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    inside cooked perfectly though!
     
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    Typical night in.
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    Got lazy today and just did a good ole med rare burger with fried onions and mushrooms with Swiss cheese
     
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    My kids brought their families over and are grilling things in the back yard while I’m in the house watching and listening to ABBA videos!
     

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    So, I hang my head in shame. Aka, not just "I kinda messed up" cooking shame, but "America's worst cooks" cooking shame.

    I cook way better than I grill, but I am usually decent at grilling. Porterhouse? T-bone? NY strip? Usually solid.

    Tonight I had two beautiful ribeye, 3/4 inch thich, 1.25 pounds each. Set them to room temperature pre-cooking. Lightly salted. Perfect.

    I annihilated mine. CHARRED. yes, some pink in it, but still a total, epic fail with the charring/over cooking.

    All I can guess is the extra fat (compared to a porternhouse/tbone) means lower temp/less cooking time.

    I have shared some "wins" on this thread, but had to share my epic fail. A sad, sad day to ruin a beautiful piece of meat! (though side dishes came out great.)

    PS our new propane tank would NOT open. I used it once, but for some reason today, would not open. (we had a spare though.) anyone know how to loosen a tight-lipped blue rhino tank? Can we use wd-40 if not cooking same day? We tried everything, it is NOT opening!
     
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    Last night's dinner was Caprese Salad, Surf & Turf. Everything was delish!
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