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Old 03-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #541
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Mystery-brand of Canadian whole wheat spaghetti, 12oz/340g metrified package, bottled spaghetti sauce with a can of black olives and half its juice thrown in, along with a handful of raisins, which should go in late to preserve their entertaining burst of a bit of sweetness. Finished with a small can of tomato paste for deeper flavor and thickening. Seasoning corrected with about a tsp of herbes de Provence.

Managed to catch the spaghetti at al dente. No leftovers, none.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:09 PM   #542
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so my roommate has been pestering me to make my from scratch lasagna. today i did just that. the key to great marinara is FRESH spices. what i used today was all fresh of course: basil, thyme, oregano, marjoram (trust me on that one), rosemary, sage and peeled/smashed garlic. with the "stemy" spices i like to strip the stalks of the leaves then mince them up. whether or not that helps with the flavor, i know not. but i like to do it so as to not have a toothpick to use because i missed a stem while mincing. i also incorporated 5 fresh roma tomatoes, 5 links of hot spicy Italian sausage, 2 lbs coarse beef and a fullers ESB in place of water. you might note that there is no onion involved. that's because my roommate absolutely can't stand them. i so wish i could put them in there. i recommend a texas sweet 1015 onion. anyway, i also used 2 12 oz cans of tomato paste and then brought it to a boil and then covered it for an hour and a half stirring every 5-10 minutes or so. then turned the heat off and let it "rest" for an hour. after that i boiled the noodles and built the layers using LOTS of mozzarella and a light sprinkle of feta cheese in each layer. bake covered with foil for 45 minutes then 15 uncovered. now if you'll excuse me, i've got to go gain about 10 lbs now.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:26 PM   #543
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #544
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I hope to eat lasagne again some day.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:38 PM   #545
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I am on the same thread, but I had lasagna soup
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:30 PM   #546
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Shredded chicken burritos a la monster. I have never made or eaten a burrito before, but I followed the destructions on the tortilla packet. They were teh yum. They were filled with
rice
shredded chicken
black eyed peas (in place of pinto beans)
shredded colby jack cheese
lettuce
chopped celery (the only salady thing all kids will eat and I had no tomatoes)
chopped onion and chives from the garden (in place of green onions)
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:11 PM   #547
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So far dinner tonight is Swedish Fish. Red.

I went to a conference today, and got fed stupid.

Continental breakfast. Bagels, coffee cake, danish, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee, tea

Gourmet lunch (no rubber chicken or boxed sandwiches in sight). Amazing dessert cart, including the best butter cake I have ever had, and an amazing warm cookie thing with a vanilla topping. The snickerdoodles were a bit too dry.

Afternoon snack. Soft Pretzels, Cheese, assorted hard candies, fresh veggies, cookie bars, Goldenbergs Peanut Chews.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #548
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and was there a job for the evening appetiser?
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #549
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Ah, if only ... but I did talk to a few people who will be on the lookout for me.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #550
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My first Onigiri ...

I've been wanting to do this for a while, and finally got around to it. I have the right kind of Short-Grained Sticky Rice, but didn't have much in the way of fillings, so I found some chicken and added hot pepper flakes, onion powder, ginger, and an Asian spice mix that is mainly five spice powder to it.

I had my bowl of cold water all ready, and valiantly tried to shape them properly, but handling hot rice is not something I have a lot of experience with. Cold rice won't stick together properly, so I just toughed it out. I started trying to make them the size the "recipe" recommended (one cup of rice per ball), but that's just too darn huge for my purposes, so I started doing them a bit smaller. I do need to work out some kinks with the filling to rice ratio.

Overall, they're pretty good. I didn't bother with the Nori (seaweed sheets), even though I did have a package of it available. Maybe after I get a little better at smushing them together.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:23 PM   #551
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #552
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Happy Passover, Sarge.
Roast Lamb dinner for my sister's family tomorrow, I might well wish I was the only one there.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:49 PM   #553
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Mesquite smoked pork roast with my home brew rub, and salad.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #554
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Roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings...... true Brit style
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:49 PM   #555
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I had pan fried flounder last night. Then I threw up.

Oh joy.
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