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Norm Matthews

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  • Birthday 07/15/1944

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  1. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @chileheadmike Happy to see some Kansas City BBQ sauce in Kentucky. Good looking meal. Our dinner tonight was Cuban Beef Picadillo. The recipe said it was also good the next day with fried eggs. I am going to try that one too. My son is not a fan of capers so I substituted some chopped dill pickle, and when I reheated if for dinner, I added a little red wine to loosen it up a little.
  2. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Made a chuck pot roast in the Instant Pot for dinner tonight. The picture shows a small amount of the whole roast.
  3. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I made a pork chop and some sourdough bread for dinner tonight.
  4. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    A friend posted a recipe on facebook and I wanted to try it. Problem is the recipe is in Italian. A video came with it so it was not hard to figure out. I mostly had to convert metric amounts and round off. It is mashed potatoes wrapped around a hamburger mixture, then fried, topped with Emmenthal cheese and baked. I took a series of pictures which I won't post here because there are a lot of them but you can see them by going to the http listed at the bottom of my post. Here is the finished dish. I put the potato croquette on some left over filling and just incase I felt it needed to be more fattening, I made up a bit of béchamel to serve on the side
  5. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Thai grilled chicken. I have been looking all around for Tamarind paste and finally ordered it on line but it didn't get here yet so I used a tamarind glaze which had other ingredients.
  6. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @rotuts Glad to share. Here is the information. Discovering Korean Cuisine: Recipes from the Best Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles. Printed in South Korea, 2007. Dream Character, Inc.
  7. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I got a pork roast yesterday and gave Charlie a choice: Carnitas, smoked, or pork bulgogi. He chose bulgogi and picked out which recipe he wanted me to use too. It is a lot different from the one I have used since he was little but it is from a Korean cook book that he uses a lot. It only had hot pepper paste, sugar, garlic and sesame oil. I turned the smoker into a grill for this. I also made a salad that was in the same cook book and some marinated beans sprouts.
  8. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I was re-reading an account from about 15 years ago when I went to visit my son in Seattle then headed south to meet some friends in California where we had a window seat in a seaside restaurant. I had some cioppino while watching the sun set on the Pacific Ocean. I got hungry for a fish stew and made one for an early dinner tonight. I didn't want to spend as much as it would take to make cioppino but this was good. The view out the window was Kansas though, no water, not even a birdbath.
  9. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    At a small group cooking site someone posted a recipe from an old Italian restaurant in New Orleans. It included a tomato sauce that had little in it besides tomatoes and salt and pepper but it was cooked for 6 hours. Someone else said that she didn't bother cooking tomato sauce anymore since Paul Newman's was so good. Someone else said Trader Joe's Organic tomato sauce was the best. Jimmy is an Italian and he said that they put raw meatballs in the sauce and cook them that way. I decided to get some Paul Newman's sauce and some Trader Joes and see which one I liked best. I have not tried Paul Newmans yet but I did cook raw meat balls in Trader Joe's Organic Spaghetti sauce. They cooked for a little under two hours. I added some water to the sauce at the start so it would not cook out too thick at the end. Charlie has not had much of an appetite lately but he had two full helpings. The Spaghetti absorbed much of the sauce.
  10. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    A friend took Charlies' recipe for Bahn Mi pickled vegetables and our recipe for bulgogi and combined them with some shredded cabbage and tortillas to make what she called Korean Bahn Mi Tacos. I liked the idea and gave it a try but added some chopped apple to the shredded cabbage and made four of them with shrimp tempura left-over from yesterday. The bulgogi taco ingredients are on the stove. The shrimp in the roll-ups were briefly reheated in the microwave
  11. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @heidih Not too much at a time is right. It all gets stuck together if you put to much in at once and the oil cools down too much as well. We still have fondue once in a blue moon too. If I recall, last time we used boiling broth instead of oil for the meat.
  12. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    We had an early supper. It was shrimp and vegetables Tempura. It's too messy to make very often but too good to not make at all. Charlie thought I'd made too much but there was hardly anything left when we were done.
  13. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    The first cook book I had was the James Beard cook book. The second one was a gift from a friend. It was James Beard's American Cookery. Country Captain Chicken was in the book and I always intended to give it a try but never did. A couple days ago I was in a waiting room at a car garage and this recipe was in a Southern Living magazine and I decided it was time to give it a try. We both liked it. I left out the almonds though.
  14. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    My first smoker was the same design as that. (40 + some years ago) They work very well. Looks like it did well for you too. Properly smoked ribs have some tooth 'tug" to them. Falling off the bone is overcooked... at least BBQ judges think so. What you like to do at home for yourself is what matters though. edit: PS I like apple wood smoke with ribs.
  15. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I have not been cooking much lately but two things I did make were Swedish Meatballs and mashed potatoes and today we had Chicken and Dumplings