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Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

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Please don’t judge ;).  The sauce was Caesar dressing mixed with parsley, capers, lemon juice.  And potatoes did come out of CSO looking a little pale.

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Does anyone remember the teriyaki  Shake 'N Bake?  I used to use this from time to time but it looks like it is discontinued.

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Panko'd pork chop, applesauce, roasted potatoes, tomatoes and beets.  The beets were supposed to be candy cane beets but they were not as red as they should be therefore kinda blah.

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my garden candy cane beets did the same thing...perhaps meant to be eaten raw?

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@ElsieD, I would have loved your dinner.  Everything on your plate. 

 

Moe's dinner. 

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Smoked Pulled Pork sandwich with Coleslaw.

 

 

 

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Steak (Boneless Ribeye - Sous Vide at 126F for 90 minutes and finished on the Grill) and Salad (Spinach, Red Onion, Mushrooms, Black Olives, Hard Cooked Egg, Feta and Garlic Vinaigrette)

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It is traditional to cook and eat squid with snow peas round these parts. Today, I did just that but pimped them up with some bacon. Additional ingredients chilli, scallion, garlic, Shaoxing wine. Simple.

 

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Wednesday we had chicken-tomatillo tacos.  I was mad when the tortillas defrosted and they turned out to be flour instead of the corn ones I was expecting.  Annoying!

 

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Last night we had penne with roasted cherry tomato-arugula sauce.  I think my tomato plants are almost done for the year.

 

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11 hours ago, Okanagancook said:

my garden candy cane beets did the same thing...perhaps meant to be eaten raw?

 

I have had candy cane beets that were striped red all the way through when cooked and they are delicious but I haven't had much luck with them  this year, even when buying from different vendors.  I wonder if the very hot summer we had had anything to do with it.  We like the yellow beets also, so I think I'll stick with them.  For some reason John does not like red beets.  He says they are too "strong" tasting.  Me, I love them all.

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17 hours ago, Anna N said:

Thank you. I appreciate your help and your attention. I did not know the name of the sauce until you mentioned it. The sake to loosen the paste is genius. Fresh shiso is about as easy to get as hen’s teeth.  And please don’t suggest I grow it. I can kill even artificial plants within 24 hours of acquiring them.  

 

If you ever want some fresh Shiso, come by my place - I was given some seeds from the owner of a Japanese fish store years back and have grown them (easily!) ever since.

 

You can also try any PATs supermarket ( Koreans use a lot of Shiso as well ).

 

 

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35 minutes ago, TicTac said:

 

If you ever want some fresh Shiso, come by my place - I was given some seeds from the owner of a Japanese fish store years back and have grown them (easily!) ever since.

 

You can also try any PATs supermarket ( Koreans use a lot of Shiso as well ).

 

 

Thank you.  That is very kind of you. I Googled and there is a PAT store in Mississauga!  

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3 hours ago, Anna N said:

Thank you.  That is very kind of you. I Googled and there is a PAT store in Mississauga!  

We've been in there before. We bought that big round popcorn and beets as I recall.

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24 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

We've been in there before. We bought that big round popcorn and beets as I recall.

 You know me and my memory!  

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I admit this does not look terribly exciting but looks can be deceiving. German-style Japanese potatoes – – I kid you not.  Potatoes, bacon and onions dressed with soy sauce. Source is once again   Izakaya: The Japanese Pub Cookbook. 

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27 minutes ago, Anna N said:

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I admit this does not look terribly exciting but looks can be deceiving. German-style Japanese potatoes – – I kid you not.  Potatoes, bacon and onions dressed with soy sauce. Source is once again   Izakaya: The Japanese Pub Cookbook. 

 

Looks good.  Love spuds, any kind, cooked any which way.  Were those deep fried and then mixed with the other ingredients?

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Braised short ribs over fried sage polenta.

 

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Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and bok choy.

 

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I split a large movie theater popcorn with my husband while seeing “A Simple Favor”. The movie was good, the popcorn was good in a sickening way. I came home and ate a cucumber to cleanse my not so sophisticated palate. 

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In perhaps the worst plating job ever (I have no idea what I was thinking), we had this for dinner last night:

 

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Chops from a rack of lamb (steam roasted for 15 minutes in the Cuisinart), Rancho Gordo flageolots cooked a la Instant Pot (they took like 12 minutes), and roasted pimenton dusted potatoes. There was also some sautéed broccoli, but I didn't want to make an even bigger mess of the plate.

 

Oh - I took the just cooked beans, and tossed them with lots of olive oil, some herbs de Provence, salt, pepper, and a splash of one of my multitudes of Spanish vinegars.  All tasted better than it looks.

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Oh @Anna N, those potatoes look amazing.  

 

It was Matt's  birthday yesterday and he requested a Spanish Tortilla for his birthday dinner.

Although usually served as a Tapa, it is something that I usually make for breakfast. And it is our traditional Christmas breakfast.

 

Could not be easier to make. And that was all he wanted.

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But I decided to make a Tapas Platter for Moe and I.

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Along with the Tortilla,

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we also enjoyed mushrooms with garlic,

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Chorizo with garlic and pimentos ( I blackened a red pepper on the grill for the pimento)

 

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some Serrano ham,  cheese and grilled garlic bread (homemade baguette). and 

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olives.

 

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5 minutes ago, weinoo said:

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@weinoo  Well it looks great to me.  Perfectly cooked rack of lamb.   

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Just finished a Saumagen in the SV bath. Now enjoying two slices as quality control with a nice Riesling while waiting for the super typhoon hitting HK tonight ...

 

 

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