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Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

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Or everyone had 2 mushrooms to start with and some have been eaten.:ph34r:

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34 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Technically speaking no one is seated there.  Curiouser and curriouser.

 

 

Actually, position 4 o'clock does not like mushrooms (note the fork on the plate) and so put it on one o'clock's plate while they were temporarily absent.

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31 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Technically speaking no one is seated there.  Curiouser and curriouser.

 

It was very curious.  Just before we sat down, my MIL announced loudly (slightly slurring her words) that she does not understand the joke.  Why is there a steak in her bedroom?  I quickly counted the steaks and they were all on the plates.  Turns out it was a SNAKE.  I quickly barricaded the door.  There were suggestions of calling animal control and police but after dinner I threw a towel over the sneak and grabbed it over the towel with grill tongs and got it out of the house.  Celebratory drinking ensued.

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1 hour ago, chefmd said:

It was very curious.  Just before we sat down, my MIL announced loudly (slightly slurring her words) that she does not understand the joke.  Why is there a steak in her bedroom?  I quickly counted the steaks and they were all on the plates.  Turns out it was a SNAKE.  I quickly barricaded the door.  There were suggestions of calling animal control and police but after dinner I threw a towel over the sneak and grabbed it over the towel with grill tongs and got it out of the house.  Celebratory drinking ensued.

 

By coincidence I was just reading a recipe for snake wine in Time Life The Cooking of China (p146):

 

"Then there is the famous Cantonese snake wine, of a virulent green color and very strong; it is indeed too strong, I used to think, to taste of anything but fire.  Snake wine is usually drunk in the autumn, for many Chinese believe this is the time for reinvigorating their bodies with tonic food.  To make it a large jar is filled with high-proof liqueur, and the snake, of as poisonous a species as can be obtained, is placed in the alcohol and left there sometimes for years, the longer the better.'

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

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The mushroom-less plate has more asparagus than the other plates....me thinks the fork was also used for stealing........

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3 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

One mushroom is missing.

 

Obviously, the person that was seated at that place used that fork to eat his mushroom before the picture was taken. I would have eaten it, they looks delicious. Either that or he's allergic to mushrooms

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3 hours ago, chefmd said:

Turns out it was a SNAKE.

Where do you have snakes this time of year?

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In the garden trying to pass itself off as just another spear of asparagus.  

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4 minutes ago, Tropicalsenior said:

Where do you have snakes this time of year?

In the bedroom! :P

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Sautéed onion, bacon and cabbage. Simple, cheap and good.

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12 minutes ago, Tropicalsenior said:

Where do you have snakes this time of year?

 

She said she was in FL by which I'm assuming she means Florida.

 

I am in New Jersey and I ran into a snake a couple days ago while walking to the store.  In all seriousness this is the time of year when I am most afraid of meeting snakes.  On warm days they like to sun themselves on gravel paths.  A few years ago I ran into a copperhead on the trail not far from where I saw the snake the other day.  The copperhead would have been perfect for a batch of snake wine if only I'd been able to convince it to climb into the jug.

 

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Country Captain with Potatoes and Carrots ~ Made in my Instant Pot and served with Garlic Naan


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57 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

if only I'd been able to convince it to climb into the jug.

 

Just be sure to carry a towel and grill tongs in your purse. Weren't you ever a girl scout? Be prepared! maybe you can get @liuzhouto send you some nice stir fry recipes for snake to use up the rest of it and you can stop eating all that chicken.


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Tonight was a 'clean the fridge' minestrone. With toasted homemade pumpernickel with Gorgonzola and Parmesan melted on top.

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36 minutes ago, Tropicalsenior said:

Just be sure to carry a towel and grill tongs in your purse. Weren't you ever a girl scout? Be prepared! maybe you can get @liuzhouto send you some nice stir fry recipes for snake to use up the rest of it and you can stop eating all that chicken.

 

 

But they say it tastes like chicken.  Why am I thinking about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?*

 

*admittedly Douglas Adams never thought of using grill tongs.

 

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18 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

But they say it tastes like chicken.

 

But they are wrong. It tastes like snake.

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Can someone please tell me what's going on? I am very confused.

What's missing?

 

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2 hours ago, Tropicalsenior said:

maybe you can get @liuzhouto send you some nice stir fry recipes for snake to use up the rest of it and you can stop eating all that chicken.

 

Like this?

 

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Or perhaps some snake soup?

 

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Actually, although I've eaten it often, I've never cooked snake myself. Those are restaurant dishes.

 

Snakes are however available in one of my local markets so maybe one day.

 

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14 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

 

Like this?

 

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Or perhaps some snake soup?

 

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Actually, although I've eaten it often, I've never cooked snake myself. Those are restaurant dishes.

 

Snakes are however available in one of my local markets so maybe one day.

 

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Can you comment on Cantonese snake wine?

 

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3 hours ago, Tropicalsenior said:

Where do you have snakes this time of year?

We were in Port St Lucie, FL.  Snake came back to say hi this morning.  I know it kinda looks like a bird but it is a snake in the water.  

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5 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

By coincidence I was just reading a recipe for snake wine in Time Life The Cooking of China (p146):

 

"Then there is the famous Cantonese snake wine, of a virulent green color and very strong; it is indeed too strong, I used to think, to taste of anything but fire.  Snake wine is usually drunk in the autumn, for many Chinese believe this is the time for reinvigorating their bodies with tonic food.  To make it a large jar is filled with high-proof liqueur, and the snake, of as poisonous a species as can be obtained, is placed in the alcohol and left there sometimes for years, the longer the better.'

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

It helps a great deal.  Drinking vodka straight is soooo overrated.

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3 minutes ago, chefmd said:

We were in Port St Lucie, FL.  Snake came back to say hi this morning.  I know it kinda looks like a bird but it is a snake in the water.  

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 Still looks like a bird. 

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