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  1. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    I'm an English girl living in semi outback Australia whose only 'American Experience' was Disney Land Florida circa 2001. I do not Cornbread. Teach me your ways. Edit to Add: I know there will be a thread or 6, off to find..
  2. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    Thank you so much. Re Stuffing balls. So simple. Basically you save up every single roll / heel of bread that missed the eat fresh cut in the freezer until your significant other looses their mind. (I find for maximum effect its better that you don't store said rolls together - more a haphazard, every third package is a stale roll type of situation). I process to crumbs, blitz one or two onions. Ton of Sage. Bind with egg and squidge. Cook for 25 mins around the roast or, if not roasting meat I cook in my dripping reserve - because heart disease is unfortunately tasty. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
  3. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    CantCookStillTries: Series of Unfortunate Events. I have not had the energy to cook in a long time. Today I tried. Ain't She Pretty, Rolled Fore Rib. Final stages Over Sized Retro Roast. Tick. Carrot, Beef, Gravy, Broc, Cauli, Mashed Swede, Sage & Onion stuffing balls, Peas, Yorkie, Roasties. Hubby gets held up/ I have no desire to eat? That's a wrap.
  4. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    It's not pretty, fancy or hard work but it was delicious, comforting and nostalgic. Jacket Potato with Beans & Cheese. A staple of my Uni diet.. but back then I made it in the Microwave - which resulted in a distinct lack of Jacket.
  5. Not a fan πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
  6. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    Beautiful Meals Guys. Beautiful. You know I freely admit my failings. Disasters. Mistakes. Many mistakes were made. πŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸ€’🀣 I did try and redeem myself tonight after yesterday. But the picture is as out of focus as I am.
  7. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    A "Mixed Grill". I'd like to argue it was a balanced meal but there were 3 Pork products to 1 each of Lamb, Beef & Chicken πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
  8. CantCookStillTry

    Lunch 2019

    Not topic friendly but wanting to learn. I had hoarded a couple of lamb leg bones (in the freezer) to make stock. It was the first time I had tried lamb stock, intended for a barley based soup, but it smelled. Not bad exactly but ... strong. I have no problem with the smell of lamb or mutton whilst cooking or cooked ... but the stock whiffed "strong". It tasted fine but the smell made me throw it out just in case. Does lamb stock have a strong smell whilst cooking? Much more so than beef? Am I an idiot?
  9. CantCookStillTry

    Lunch 2019

    I bought some pork sausages that (to me) were horrible - heavy on the Fennel. So deskinned, added Sage & White Pepper, sweated onion, carrot and spinach. Partially cooked the sausage meat to defat a little - combine with a little faffing about and Voila! Lunchbox fodder for the small dude.
  10. CantCookStillTry

    Lunch 2019

    Lunch Al Desko from the only food establishment in walking distance from my work - The Servo / Petrol / Gas Station. Chicken Ceaser Wrap. It wasn't bad, actually kinda tasty, and according to the label, only 8 hours old at the time I purchased it. Was it worth $12.50? Probably not. But I could only manage half (due to size) and it was way better than any of the hot box offerings.
  11. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    Grabbed a bag of baby potatoes lured by the promise on the bag that they were 'perfect' for potato salad. I have yet to find an Australian potato that resembles the golden waxy new potatoes of my childhood. So yesterdays side of simple boiled Pots and butter was a little meh. Tonight's reincarnation is much more pleasing and I didn't bother to make a 'main' for this side.
  12. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    Individual Shepherds Pies with leftover Roast Lamb - supplemented with some lamb mince. Topped with Cauli Mash.
  13. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    Stuffed Things for Various Dinners. Red sweet Potatoes with Cheddar, Onion & Bacon.Golden SP with Feta Spinach and Egg. Red Capsicum / Bell / Just Peppers with Chilli
  14. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    Apologies. Slow Cooker, six hours on low, no liquid. Meat was premarinated and the instructions I recieved were from he who raised the Moo and prepped its meat. My own googling leads me to believe not long enough for the collagen to break down / maybe needed liquid?
  15. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    So I tried to cook and ruined Beef Ribs for the first time! Followed the butchers instruction of 6 hours low. Worst thing I've ever cooked. Just rubber. I didn't even try mine after watching hub grimace, saw and choke through a couple of bites. Anything I can do to repurpose them? Bin? Luckily I always make too much potato salad.
  16. CantCookStillTry

    Lunch 2019

    Obligatory Fish (Barra) and Chips at the beach. You can take the girl out of Blighty but.. I'm always going to be a soggy paper, pebbles under your butt, lashings of Malt Vinegar kinda gal.
  17. Yes I think you are right there. Thanks for the recommendations! I feel they may have to wait until I am next in "proper" civilisation, I have found one online supplier for the Saint Nectaire and they wouldn't deliver this rural and no luck with the Tomme De Savoie, but a trip to the big smoke is not that far off. Until then one can dream of cheeses.
  18. CantCookStillTry

    Lunch 2019

    Honestly I think its a learned behaviour. I don't know why but the feeling of hitting something hard with my teeth when I wasn't expecting it just sets off some weird unnecessary revulsion reaction. It annoys me to no end - I can quite happily peel all the meat off with my fingers and eat it that way I just didn't think it was a good look in a restaurant with nowhere to dip my fingers , one serviette and half an hour before a soccer carnival! 😁 And yes, it's pretty much all meat, whole fish is out for me πŸ˜” If I hit a bit of gristle in a Sausage the meals over - despite the fact I know exactly whats in the lower quality ones and have no issue with it.
  19. CantCookStillTry

    Lunch 2019

    @Kim Shook I'm not sure if the confusion is for my inability to eat chicken on the bone but ordering it at least once a year 'just in case I've changed' or the restaurant... In case its the restaurant. Yeah it was confusing. Describes itself as a Japanese restaurant, but its top selling item is Korean fried Chicken, and it promotes 'Australian Fusion' - which apparently that means everything on the is basically a Schnitzel with occasionally Asian influenced toppings πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ To be fair they are being fairly brave considering their geographical location.
  20. I am afraid I have never tasted Muesnster so I cannot compare but will add it to my list! I also have not melted the Port Salut yet.. perhaps, in the interest of science my Dinner plans may have just changed
  21. CantCookStillTry

    Lunch 2019

    We went for Lunch at a newish 'Asian Australian Fusion Japanese Restaurant' - mouthful, specifically because I have wanted to try the Korean Fried Chicken. My husband tried the Snowing Cutlet (pork and cheese) and I took 95% of the chicken home. It was beautifully crunchy - I was just reminded, as always, that I cannot eat Chicken on the bone. My husband helped remind with the rolled eyes of exasperation and the not quite quiet enough muttering of "Twat" 🀣
  22. It is very likely that I am late to the 'OmgPortSalutIsAnAmazingCheese' party. But I feel it is my public duty to hand out invites to anyone else who may have missed this French Semi Soft Cows Milk event. I am a fickle being and this is the Cheese I cannot do without. For right now.
  23. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    No idea. Maybe I worded wrong? Following the serious eats guide to temperature out of oven and final post sear temp πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
  24. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    Reverse Sear Attempt #3 My husband thought we'd need 2 to feed 3. He was wrong. Cauli Broc Mash, Green Beans & Steak to 46 CELCIUS then seared to 52 CELCIUS. Much closer to husbands liking.
  25. CantCookStillTry

    Dinner 2019

    Camembert, Chive & Ham Omelette with a Garlic Spinach side.
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