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Norm Matthews

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  • Birthday 07/15/1944

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  1. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @ElsieD Whenever you want a recipe of mine, just click on the blogspot at the bottom of my post. This one is from a couple of Koreans and is for two differnnt meats so I hope it snt too convusinig. BULGOGI FOR BEEF OR CHICKEN WINGS notes from Jung Ja, My sons mother. i deleted most of the part for beef. 1/4 cup sesame seeds toasted 2 cups soy sauce 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce 3/4 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 1 tablespoon garlic minced 1/4 cup sesame oil 1 tablespoon corn starch 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon brown sugar Notes 1 T. pineapple juice. Grind onions with soy sauce. Add a couple packs mushrooms. use 1 T soy sauce & 1 T. water. use hot sauce for chicken, not beef. Use meat cut for Shabu shabby because it is thin and tender so you don’t have to marinate tougher meat over night. Blissfully wed also adds Caro syrup (1T) and 1/4 C. coca cola. Sesame seeds. MIx cornstarch and water; dissolve brown sugar in water. Add all other ingredients and simmer in pan briefly to thicken slightly. Store, refrigerated in covered glass container until ready to use. Cut beef into very thin slices or cut wings into sections. Pour sauce over meat and mix until well coated. Let stand 10-15 minutes. sauté, cook in wok or grill until done but not browned. Bake chicken wings @ 350º 45- 60 minutes. Cover with foil if they begin to brown too much.
  2. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Charlie suggested dinner tonight. We had Chicken wings Bulgogi. This is not the sticky wings I have made recently but an older recipe from his mom.
  3. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I made Shrimp Jambalaya for dinner tonight. I was very briefly married a second time and #2 made Jambalaya and I disliked it so much I never even considered making it myself but this recipe from Fine Cooking looked good. It said to use long grain rice and I used medium grain rice which makes it clump together and not be fluffy like it should. I had my reasons though. First, I have several pounds of medium grain and it is all we ever use and I didn't want to get some for one recipe until I had tried it this way first. Second, #2 used long grain rice and even though I probably hated it because of her recipe and it wasn't the fault of the rice, I still used medium grain. Third, Charlies' Korean side of the family does not like long grain rice in anything and I was afraid Charlie might not like it either but apparently his tastes are more catholic than I thought.
  4. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I saw a recipe for veggie pot pie and it looked good but I was tempted to add some chicken until I saw another recipe from Hispanic Kitchen for meatballs rolled in pork rinds. I am not a fan of pork rinds and I could not find any anyway so I used Panko bread crumbs and had them on the side. I made biscuits from scratch for the pot pie using White Lily flour and a Shirley Corriher recipe.
  5. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I tried a meal kit today. It's like Blue Apron I suppose except it is a local company and instead of delivering it to you, it's delivered to a grocery store and you pick out which meal you want to try. I got Jerk Chicken with cucumber mango relish and roasted Ranch potatoes. Charlie, who is much more familiar with cooking from that part of the world said it was good but it wasn't Jerk Chicken. The cooking time for the potatoes was too long and too short for the chicken. Both seasonings burned on the bottom of the glass Pyrex plates I cooked on. If I try another one, I'll cook on parchment or foil. I made a salad to go with it.
  6. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I tried a Moveable Feast recipe for a Spicy Balinese Roasted Chicken. We had rice seasoned with Sazon Goya Con Azafran. I had a green salad and Charlie had a macaroni salad.
  7. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Someone on Facebook asked "What did your mom make that you hated and never had again?" That got me to thinking about mom's salmon croquettes. I wondered if my tastes had changed or if they would be better if made with fish that didn't come out of a can. Charlie liked them. He said they reminded him of crab cakes but better and that they would make good sandwiches on a hamburger bun. By the time I had two, I, myself, was over them. I will make them again if he asks. We had them with latkes from a box mix and a salad. I figured as long as I had the oil heated up, I might as well use up that box mix.
  8. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    We had two kinds of sausages, polenta with cheese and colored bell peppers.
  9. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    We love this recipe but don't make if very often. I have had the original recipe since before I had a computer and kept recipes in a loose leaf notebook but someone took the original out and this is a recreation. We think it's pretty much like the original which was called Honey Lacquered Game Hens. We always have it with rice and I cooked the rest of the bok choy from yesterday.
  10. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I got a couple of the Christmas Omaha Steak pork chops out of the freezer and made them using Korean style ingredients and served it with some baby bok choy. I thought I made some rice but when I opened the cooker, I realized I forgot to add water! We didn't really miss it though. I also put out some kimchi but we didn't eat any of that either.
  11. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Charlie seldom ever makes any suggestions for dinner so I was sure to make one when he asked. He said it's a Soul Food recipe called Smothered Chicken. We had it with rice and he had already helped himself before I remembered to take a picture.
  12. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Last nights dinner will go unmentioned. Tonight we had a one skillet dish with rice on the side. It was Cuban Beef Picadillo.
  13. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I have a good friend from Australia who lives in Seattle. She gave me this recipe from a Scotsman who prior to making this recipe, said she didn't have a clue as to what meatloaf really was. My friend has made it several times and vouched for it. We agree that is it different and good, but along with converting it from metric to US, I made some changes that I think are relatively minor. We had it with leftover green beans, potatoes cooked with the meatloaf and Amigo Joe's corn relish which is spicy with cumin.
  14. New Year's Eve: What are You Eating or Serving?

    New Years Day lunch: Black eyed peas, pork shanks, collard greens, corn bread sticks and Povitica bread.
  15. New Year's Eve: What are You Eating or Serving?

    Thank you. Those taters were really good. They looked prettier in the recipe picture than mine turned out but they were still good. The recipe is a keeper. It is posted on the blog listed at the bottom of the post.