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  1. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    Thanks. They were a gift from my son.
  2. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    I only needed two pound of pork shoulder but three was the smallest I found, so I cut off a pound and used it for making sausage. I used the rest of the roast to make carnitas and put it in grilled cheese sandwiches. They were really good. The recipe is at the blogspot at the bottom of this posting.
  3. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    and beautiful bowl too.
  4. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    I came across some recipes for one and thought they would be a lot easier to double than the ones needed to be cut down. This is one of the two I saved: Salmon and Brussels sprouts. The sauce is Hoisin based.
  5. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    Thanks Heidih. I never thought of it that way. It was a four unit apartment. Ours was top left. It had a walk in pantry and quarter-sawn oak and glass built- in china cabinet in the dining room.
  6. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    I got nostalgic when I decided to cook a small brisket in the crock pot for dinner. I don't remember the last time I made brisket in the slow cooker but I remember mom putting one in a heavy lidded skillet on the back of the stove on Sunday morning before church and by dinner we had one of my favorite meals. That was before crock pots and television. I also remember when I started to learn how to cook on my own and discovering that you can't cook a brisket in the oven like a rib roast. Mom, dad, my sister, and I lived in a red brick apartment on Strawberry Hill in KCK, pictured below in mor
  7. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    I recently got new grates for my gas grill and about the same time got an email linking to the way a guy prepares his ribeye steaks for competition. He used the same grill grated that I had and I wanted to try the method, with some reservations. I used a much thinner steak and some of the same seasonings but did not do the trimming and other prep that he did. My gas grill does not get as hot as his charcoal grill did and I shortened the cooking time since mine was at least 1 1/2 inch thinner. We had ours with twice baked potatoes
  8. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    I have a recipe for cheese scones from an Australian born friend and it has strong white flour as an ingredient. I am not familiar with that term. Can you tell me what is meat by strong flour? Her recipe uses baking powder rather than yeast. I normally would think a non yeast bread would use what I would think of as a soft flour but your recipe would be best with what I would call a hard flour.
  9. I think of the Chicken pot pie I make sort of similar to Southern chicken and dumplings with a crust instead of soft steamed dumplings.
  10. liuzhou said it better but I was trying to explain why the US Supreme Court is not the Irish High Court so a comparison is not applicable. Of course state and local laws are different and there are other Federal taxes on some consumables. Kansas has the same rate of tax on all grocery items as it does on everything else. A lot of other states have lower or no taxes on some food or all foods.
  11. @Eatmyswords Ireland has a tax on non-staple foods (VAT). The Irish suit was asking the court to rule that Subway bread was a staple food and as such, not subject to the tax. Because the sugar content exceeded the definition for bread, the court ruled that it was subject to that Value Added Tax. I don't think our US Supreme court would have reason to consider such a case because our laws do not add an extra tax to pastries, ice cream, chocolate, etc.
  12. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    Still had green beans and tomato from the farmers market so we had those with grilled ribeye steaks. Charlie had his with mac&cheese. Mine was a nuked potato. The green beans were done in a couple minutes in the Instant pot. Neither of us like crispy green beans.
  13. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    These were not frozen. I dipped the okra in milk and egg then put them in a bag with flour, salt and pepper. I started them in a hot skillet and they were not gooey, but probably would have browned more in a hotter skillet.
  14. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    I got some tomatoes and okra at the farmers market and found some shrimp in the freezer. Initially I thought about cooking the shrimp with mussels in fish stock and white wine. I went to the store and got some mussels but when I got home I found that they smelled really bad. Both the guy behind the meat counter and i were wearing masks so neither of us noticed anything at the time. I ended up cooking just the shrimp with some Creole seasoning with red bell peppers and garlic.
  15. When Charlie was a preschooler, he spent the days at the restaurant with his Korean family and had whatever he wanted when he was hungry. About the time he was ready for school, his mom sold the restaurant and moved on to bigger and better things in San Francisco. In elementary school, Charlie really complained about cafeteria food. I told him he just had to adjust to American food. I didn't know until later that he threw up after every lunch. When he ate at home, everything was OK. I told him that if he didn't like something on his plate, he didn't have to eat it but he at least had to
  16. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    Dinner yesterday was Daeji Kalbi ( grilled baby back ribs). They are always messy on the grill so I tried using a couple of grill mats. They worked out well.
  17. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    Charlie's request for dinner was for pork bulgogi which we already had some in the freezer. We had it with rice and kim chi. Yesterday I got a really nice and ripe peach from the market so that was dessert. I put some raspberry jam in the middle, grilled them a little than poured some melted ice cream over it.
  18. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    I got a chicken yesterday, cut it up, froze some of it, made stock with some of it, and breaded and cooked the breasts for dinner today.
  19. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    I saw a recipe called Creamy Garlic Chicken and it looked good but when I read the recipe just before going to the store, I thought it looked a lot like Chicken Florentine so I looked up some of those recipes and decided to do Giada de Laurentiis' recipe. I also wanted to try a new coleslaw recipe with tricolor slaw mix, pineapple and bacon. While I was making it, I suddenly had remembered that awful salad at every church social in the 1960s with cabbage, carrots, pineapple and lime jello. I wondered if the person who made up this recipe was maybe the granddaughter of the person
  20. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    It's true that Diners and Truck Stops have equipment and resources that makes food taste different than I could ever hope to make at home and perhaps it is useless to try, but Charlie hasn't found what he is looking for in those places either. A very long time ago a couple of guys I knew had set the same quest for themselves and it turned out to be a lot like that song from Don Quixote. I felt sorry for them to set have such a silly goal but I am finding out is isn't as easy as I thought.
  21. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    Charlie has been searching for Chicken Fried Steak like they had in the high school cafeteria so when I see one, I give it a try. He said it was good but he is afraid the only ones like he had mist have been made in a factory. I tried some with cubed steak and some with pork.
  22. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    While at Costco today, I picked up a boneless leg of lamb, not knowing what I'd do with it but by the time I got home I knew it was going to be Chislic, which is cubed, marinated, skewered and grilled lamb. A guy from South Dakota who started teaching at our school the same year I started introduced us to Chislic. At the time it was little known outside of South Dakota. Maybe it still is for all I know. A decades long internet friend in Florida who recently passed away always put a little dry powdered Ranch dressing in the mayonnaise when she made deviled eggs. Everyone except Charlie
  23. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    I smoked today's brisket with oak wood, Texas style, seasoned with just salt and pepper. My smoker was running hot- around 300º. I don't know what was different but it got done in about 8 hours.... well the front half got done, I am finishing the last half in the oven now. The last picture is the crispy end that was closest to the fire. Arthur Bryant used to put these trimmings out for people to take and nibble on while waiting in line to order. They were very popular but he couldn't put them on the menu because this is about all there is on one brisket. There were never enough to
  24. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    On your list, #6, OB Bear has Dak gangjeong which is the chicken both Charlie and I have made at home and is the same as from the restaurant we ordered from last night. https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/dakgangjeong The chicken and waffles concept, sparked an idea that using honey instead of rice or corn syrup in this Korean recipe is something to try next time. I first heard about a Southern and Soul food restaurant that has waffles and fried chicken, around 15 years ago I think it was one in NYC. I had never heard of it before then. My mother's side of the family is from Southern Missouri
  25. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2020

    Charlie discovered a Korean restaurant we haven't been to and noticed they had fried chicken on the menu. It's the kind with the crispy skin and a sweet ginger glaze. We have both made it before but not in at least a couple of years. It is kind of an involved process. Anyway, Charlie ordered some an picked up for our dinner tonight. He also got a stew with rice cake in it. I couldn't pronounce or attempt to spell the name of it, but it's good to know we can get that really good chicken whenever. We always just did wings but this one had some legs included. The picture was taken after din
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