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Dejah

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  1. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Had the pleasure of attending former international students chamber music concert this afternoon...the WHOLE afternoon! It was worth the time but cut short on supper prep. I always have canned deep fried dace and black beans on hand for such "emergencies". Stir-fried some bok choy and a pot of Jasmine rice - supper was served! A funny story about the canned fried dace: Hubby and I were in B.C close to the US-Canada border. We decided to take a quick jaunt down to Point Roberts where well-known rocker Randy Bachman had a recording studio. We had known Randy in his early days in Winnipeg, and he was instrumental in retrieving my hubby's prized Gretsch guitar after it was stolen and sold to a pawn shop. As it happened, Randy was on the road so we didn't get to see him. We decided to have lunch before heading back to Canada...about 2 hours after crossing the border. We parked our camper, cooked up some rice and opened a can of the dace. After lunch, we headed back to Canada. Because we were there for such a short time and looking like a couple of hippies, we were deemed suspicious! The customs officers came to check out the van - with a sniffer dog looking for drugs. The poor dog was so distracted by the empty dace can that he refused to budge from the garbage! They gave up and we were allowed to head home!
  2. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Have several friends under the weather and soup was on order to make them better. Today was SOUP...er day! Hot and Sour Soup and Wonton Soup - went out to 2 households. We had the Hot'n'Sour for lunch so needed something else for supper. We had baked home and scalloped potatoes a few days ago. Finally got around to simmering the big ham bone. Threw stuff together and we had Boston Clam Chowder with chunks of multigrain baguette for our supper. I always put Char Siu (Chinese BBQ pork) in my wonton soups and Hot'n'Sour soup, so prepared by marinating some ribs and pork rib chops and roasted them in the oven. Had the ribs, gai lan, rice and a few slices of braised beef tendon (from a trip to the BBQ house in the city)for supper last night.
  3. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Potato on sale...15 lbs $1.98 in a big bin as opposed to 5 lbs for $3.99 in the next aisle. We don't eat a lot of potatoes, but had a hankering for baked ham + scalloped potatoes... No pic of the ham, but here's the scalloped potatoes...Kidlets were here for the afternoon and they loved the crispy tops. Picked up a rotisserie for lunch. Supper, I drizzled some oyster sauce on the chicken, heated it up in the microwave, and had it for supper along with Shrimp Egg Foo Young.
  4. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    The brand I have is Zeroodles, recommended by another eGulleteer. I used to buy Shirataki brand noodles but they had the funky smell and more "elastic band" texture. The rice, I took the advice of draining well, and blotting before stir-frying. Takes patience to get it more like fried rice texture. Different texture than cauliflower rice, which does not have that springy texture. But the zeroodles just come out of the package, no chopping / processing needed. I've tried them in soup - no change in texture or break down. I tried them in congee...naw... I DO like the fettuccini and penne pasta. They certainly are filling, especially the ones with oat fibre.
  5. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Love playing catch-up on posts even if it makes me so hungry! Pickerel Hash browns, peas Grilled Lamb Chops, Zeroodle Fried Rice, fresh mint sauce Prime rib roast, Zeroodle Fettuccini Thai Curry Coconut Chicken & Tofu
  6. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    2 chicken breasts turned into fritters - eggs, coconut flour, dill, shredded mozza cheese Eaten with Mango Chili sauce or Chipotle Mayo - from a bottle...
  7. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Took out a cryovac package of pork tenderloin, and there were two! Last night, made Tonkatsu, cauliflower mac'n'cheese, and Shanghai Bak Choy The second tenderloin...Mexican Pork Tenderloin Verde Pork was well seasoned with cumin, then browned in a hot pan. Poured bottled salsa verde into the pan with the pork, covered and simmered for 20 minutes. Not a fan of salsa verde...😯
  8. Dejah

    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Curry lentil and veg soup with left over roast chicken. Used to make a huge pot of this to feed all the musicians who came to our Saturday night jam sessions in our banquet hall. Served with big chunks of baguette and lemon slices
  9. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Day with milder temperatures: -1C all afternoon, so it was stringing Xmas lights day! Had a couple of rib steaks out, and lovely ripe avocados = deconstructed fajitas!
  10. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Eggplant stuffed with ground lamb and topped with shredded Habanero cheese, steamed asparagus, and shredded hash browns. Hubby not a fan of the skin left on the eggplant, but he managed to enjoy the filling!
  11. Dejah

    Beef Wellington Novice

    Round one! Need tweaking on the pastry wrapping, etc, but the meat was perfect! Used combination of Gordon Ramsay's and Tyler Florence recipes... I used a 3 lb tenderloin, middle section. I left the tenderloin in the fridge uncovered for 2 days, then wrapped it tightly in Saran for another day to make the nice form. Early this afternoon, I seasoned it then roasted it in the 400F oven for 15 minutes. Cooled in the fridge for an hour or so while I prepared the mushroom duxelles. 2 hours before serving, I covered the tenderloin with the duxelles ( no bacon or prosciutto as we don't care for the flavour on the beef) and the puff pastry. Put it back into the fridge. 45 minutes before eating, I baked the Wellington in a 400F oven for 25 minutes. Rested for 10 minutes, then sliced. Eaten with roasted baby taters, steamed green beans and carrots, and green peppercorn gravy. Son and family came up to help eat the supper. Had to laugh at our 6-year-old granddaughter who said, "Gramma! The bread just breaks into little crispy bits in my mouth!"
  12. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    We prefer lamb's liver. At one time, living in the rural town, we would buy a whole lamb and have it butchered. No one else ever wanted the liver and kidney, so we got them all!
  13. Dejah

    Beef Wellington Novice

    Thank you ALL for the input. I am going to experiment this weekend. I don't have sous vide equipment. but my daughter does... Don't stop with suggestions, however.
  14. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Beef...and it was prepackaged, so cut too thin for my liking. Just remembered we DO have an abattoir close to the city who will have lamb liver. THAT is not readily available in our supermarkets.
  15. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Something we enjoy but never seem to remember to make it: liver and onions! I made the green peppercorn gravy (package fare) to go with it, along with carrot fries, roasted potatoes, and lots of sauteed onions. Next time, it will HAVE to be lamb liver!
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