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Dejah

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  1. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Hamburger steak made with store bought sale chuck burgers, mushroom gravy with green peppercorns, and tater wedges. First time cooking Chinese lettuce / celtuce. I remember what @liuzhou said about this veg being bland and needed to be paired with something stronger flavoured. We had gone to get our first Covid vaccine shots, so supper was a quick one with the celtuce. Opened a can of fried dace with black beans. Sliced up the celtuce and stir-fried with some leftover prime rib roast. I like
  2. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    It's been snowing since mid-morning, and in the next 2 days, we are expecting 10 cm! Good thing it's mild temps and the snow will melt soon. Pulled a single rib prime roast from the freezer and tossed it into the pot for sous vide. A quick sear while the Yorkies and sweet tater were baking and veg steamed, and supper was ready!
  3. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Made several care packages for a friend whose 13 year old just had open-heart surgery. Just made up 2 of her favourites: Wonton soup and Cantonese Chow Mien. Both items were big sellers in my restaurant days. I left out the broth so she can freeze a couple containers. I also sent 2 cartons of chicken broth. Had planned for us to have the same for ou
  4. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Weather was balmy but will be expecting 10-20 cm of snow come tomorrow and Tuesday! Hooked the Big Easy up to the propane tank, and cooked a chicken for supper. I seasoned the bird and tucked in Thai lime leaves and bits of butter under the skin. Cooked for 1 hour 15 minutes. Made gravy from the drippings, boiled carrots and fingerling taters.
  5. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    After several days of heat, ice, sleeping in the recliner, my back is finally allowing me back into the kitchen W had A & W burgers one night, and Domino Pizzas the next. There was a $5.00 coupon off for 14" feast pizzas, so we ordered in. I had the Pacific Veggie Feast and hubby had Meatzz Feast. Had plenty for supper plus left over for 2 lunches. Egg Foo Young and Chinese sausages wi
  6. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Apologies for tardy reply @heidih The baking POWDER, according to google: "Baking powder is alkaline. It raises the skin's pH, breaking down the proteins more efficiently and making for browner, crispier results. Simultaneously, the baking powder combines with the bird's natural juices, creating carbon dioxide." I was skeptical at first, but it works!
  7. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Mistakenly pulled out and thawed a bag of chicken drummettes. Seasoned them with baking powder and salt, chopped fresh lemongrass and fresh Thai lime leaves. Cooked in the air dryer. Smelled lovely and the wings were crispy. Chinese mustard greens soup to start.
  8. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    All your Easter meals look lovely! I had picked up a ham, but with the two of us, it was divided up and we enjoyed some pre-Easter. Been dealing with back issues, but food always gets me back on my feet, albeit slower movements. Had A & W burgers, fries, and onion rings the first night I was laid up. Then luckily, I had ordered a Cantonese BBQ duck from our little Chinese grocery store (they bring them in from Winnipeg). That made for a quick supper A small piece of beef tende
  9. Dejah

    Lunch 2021

    @Ann_T's cake and @Kim Shookcheese toast have my mouth watering! Made Hungarian Mushroom Soup for lunch yesterday. Should have kept it for tomorrow when we are expecting blizzard like conditions. Had picked up Poblano peppers last week and forgot about them. Roasted, peeled and made stuffed peppers / sorta chili relleno for brunch today. Stuffing was diced ham and shredded Habanero cheese mix.
  10. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Using up leftover peas and basmati rice from a previous supper. Added diced ham and pineapple - extra ham slices for hubby. Picked up lovely Yu Choi - blanched then sauteed with garlic and ginger. Pork loin roast, scallop potatoes, roasted beets and apple sauce for supper tonight. It's been a while since I made the potatoes. Hubby was happy.
  11. Dejah

    Lunch 2021

    Had apptns in Wpg yesterday, so I was able to grab some goodies at the Chinese supermarket. Made a cheater Pho for lunch with a Pho spices bag, Vietnamese rice noodles, slices of beef sirloin, yu choy, beansprouts, Thai basil, and fresh green peppercorns. I tossed in a couple of Thai lime leaves as I love the fragrance.
  12. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Seeing @Ann_T halibut and knowing that $4.99 / 100 g was the common price, I grabbed some fillets today as they are "on sale" at Sobeys. Pan-seared in butter and olive oil with lemon slices. Made a sauce with more butter, white wine, lemon juice, capers. Easy supper with store bought Cavendish tater wedges and peas. Might pick up some halibut steaks and make a recipe for "stew" with saffron. Have to have halibut when it's in season. New shipment of Manitoba Lake Winnipeg bab
  13. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Oh my! So best I grab some now. Thanks!
  14. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Line caught fresh halibut from B.C just came into Sobeys. $4.99 / 100 gm! Guess I won't be buying any until they actually go on sale...
  15. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    I gave mine a pedicure. Many of my friends already thought they were gross, so I thought I'd soften the scariness a bit. Those look great! I will reduce the cooking time when I make them again. The ones this time were coming off the bones too easily. I miss the bit of chew!
  16. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    @heidih: Can't remember what previous chicken feet were like. These seemed shorter on the "handle"? Used to get them from the Hutterite colony close by. Don't have any contacts these days. Will have to check next time I go to the big Chinese supermarket. I remember tying several up one Halloween and hung it on my neighbor's mailbox. Freaked her out! 😆 A friend gave me a container of Schawarma seasoning. I marinated chicken breasts and had plans to grill on the BBQ. But it was blowing with gale force winds then snow! So I grilled stove top then finished in the oven. Eaten with peas a
  17. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Kung Po Gai for supper last night, using up the leftover Crudités from the princesses' visit Then I put my life at risk making dim sum style braised chicken feet! Luckily, I had a huge wok with a big lid as the feet splattered like crazy even though I fried them really well first. I remember then why I deep fried them outside on a turkey fryer in the past! The fried feet were dunked into ice water, then braised in black bean garlic chili sauce in the Instant Pot. They were maybe over cooked at 30 minutes and
  18. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    When the granddaughters come for the day. all they want for supper is noodles! So noodles it is! The youngest and goofiest princess! They actually want JUST noodles. I added beef and beansprouts to the adults' version. I also had some dim sum items: store bought har gow, xiao lung baos, and I made sticky rice in lotus leaf. They each have their preferences, and Nana aims t
  19. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Son and daughter are out from the city. Cooked one of our family's favourite comfort foods: Beef, tomato and egg with lots of rice! Saved a container to send back with him to our daughter.
  20. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Thai Coconut Curry Lamb Shanks - one pot cooking = Instant Pot. Luckily, everything was ready and being consumed when the power went off! There was a pole fire not far from our section of the city. +500 customers affected. They estimated 3 hours for repairs, but they surprised us with their swiftness. Power was restored in 45 minutes. We enjoyed our supper with candlelight. Naan was also present to sop up the plate (store bought frozen)
  21. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Deep fried whole pickerel with a sweet & sour sauce (pineapple, bell peppers, onion, tomato, rice vinegar, ketsup!, chili mango sauce, lemon juice and sugar to add a bit of sweetness). A nice change up from steamed with ginger and onion.
  22. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    @Kim Shook: Your char siu from the freezer looks great! After the multi-pot cooking marathon yesterday, it was single wok Spicy Udon noodles with fresh Shitaki mushrooms, been sprouts, char siu for supper. My bowl had extra fresh beansprouts...fresh and crisp!
  23. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Played in the kitchen yesterday! De-boned and stuffed chicken wings. man! Tedious job as the wings were smaller than what I'd like, but better portion control 😏 I made a bunch and cooked up 5. Put the rest into the freezer. Still had filling left. Stuffed some large shrimp and wrapped them in egg roll wrappers. Too big for wonton wrappers. Still had a bit of filling left, so I did the rest with wonton wrappers. Deep fried in a big wok!
  24. Dejah

    Lunch 2021

    Cantonese BBQ duck from the freezer: Whenever I offer hubby a list of additions for congee and ask what he'd like, He simply answers"Yes". So fully dressed it is, again! Duck congee with duck, Century egg, fuyu, chili radish, and cruller.
  25. Dejah

    Dinner 2021

    Eating down this bag of mixed microgreens in case my friend brings another bag this week!
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