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Dinner 2019

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9 minutes ago, Ann_T said:

 

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Yorkshire pudding.

 

I am reminded of the first meal I cooked for my husband returning from our honeymoon.     A small beef roast, popovers, apple pie.    Of course, I neglected to test the oven of our new apartment, so we had VERY RARE roast and blond apple pie, but by then I had jacked up the oven temp so the Yorkshires/popovers rose to their peaks, to the heights of the oven, and were decapitated as I pulled them from the oven.       I had a lot to learn....

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One of the men that Mr. Kim plays poker with once a month had a birthday last Friday.  They decided to make poker into a dinner and poker celebration with everyone bringing something.  We provided a baked potato bar. 

 

I used chuck-eye steak for the steak and cheese topping:

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Salted and ready for the refrigerator:

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They stayed in the fridge overnight and were rinsed and dried on Friday.  I seared them in a cast iron skillet set on HIGH:

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They got a nice crust:

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but were basically raw:

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Cut up and steamed on 210F in the CSO until as done as I wanted:

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Inside each of those little cubes, the meat is medium-rare to medium.  I’m so thrilled I found this method.  I made cheese sauce based on a James Briscione recipe:

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Steak and cheese potato:

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I also used the cheese sauce to do a broccoli sauce:

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We also provided sour cream, butter, bacon, and chives.  Mr. Kim said they loved it all and the birthday boy was very happy about the menu. 

 

Dinner Sunday night started with salad with Momofuku ranch dressing:

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And leftover baked potatoes with steak and cheese sauce.

 

Dinner tonight started with tomatoes, carrots, and radishes with Momofuku ranch:

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Cornbread:

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Pinto bean soup with ham:

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This is from the IP pintos I made last week.  I saved the extra cooking liquid and put them together tonight.  So good. 

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3 hours ago, liuzhou said:

 

You need an excuse?


actually I do. My inlaws do the same old traditional Thanksgiving. I’m not a huge fan, because my dad has a poultry allergy so as a kid/ teen we’d both enjoy lobsters. 
   But I think popovers would be a really great addition. Do I need a special baking pan for them? Oven space will be limited despite having two. 


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58 minutes ago, MetsFan5 said:


actually I do. My inlaws do the same old traditional Thanksgiving. I’m not a huge fan, because my dad has a poultry allergy so as a kid/ teen we’d both enjoy lobsters. 
   But I think popovers would be a really great addition. Do I need a special baking pan for them? Oven space will be limited despite having two. 

 

 

Your dad's poultry allergy stops you eating Yorkshire puddings and mashed potato? Sorry, you've lost me there! The post I was responding to references neither poultry or lobsters.


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Last night we enjoyed a roasted chicken, served with mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots and spinach.  

 

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nice skin and petite  as opposed to the monsters we tend to get here

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2 hours ago, heidih said:

nice skin and petite  as opposed to the monsters we tend to get here

 

Just out of curiosity, what size do whole chickens run in SoCal? Up here, it's rare to see anything that's not in the 2.5-3lb. range.


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29 minutes ago, chromedome said:

 

Just out of curiosity, what size do whole chickens run in SoCal? Up here, it's rare to see anything that's not in the 2.5-3lb. range.

Don’t know about SoCal but whole chickens here are mostly between 4 and 6 pounds
Last one I got was slightly  more than three pounds but that was from a different source.

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16 minutes ago, lindag said:

 mostly between 4 and 6 pounds
Last one I got was slightly  more than three pounds but that was from a different source.

 

Same in NorCal.    Supermarket chickens tend to be roasters, to put it kindly.    My custom butcher(s) still sell "broilers" and "fryers" ranging from 2 1/2 to 3 pounds, at roughly double supermarket prices.    Small chickens, it seems, are sold off wholesale for rotisseries.    


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Simple Sunday Gravy--  Noodles were extruded 70% OO/30% semolina ( Chitarra die )  30% hydrated

 

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All this talk about roasted mushrooms and favourite cheeses means someone was bound to put two into together sooner or later. 

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Plum duo with Russian blue cheese dressing

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Into every life a fiasco must fall.   Undercooked overstuffed frittata looks pretty pathetic but was super rich and delicious.    Ham, oaxacan cheese, onions and garlic, pastured eggs.

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Son is still cooking...I thought he would be exhausted by now. Tonight he made this Korean fried  chicken, it was quite good! I also made a small steak for me and the husband. My daughter liked her brother dinner, it came out less spicy than he intended, so she was happy. Kimchi on the side 

 

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16 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Aren't you going to tell us what it is?

 

 

I'll take without details...

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11 hours ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

Into every life a fiasco must fall.   Undercooked overstuffed frittata looks pretty pathetic but was super rich and delicious.    Ham, oaxacan cheese, onions and garlic, pastured eggs.

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Do they throw the eggs into the pasture after the chickens lay them?

 

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My chickens always ran around in a large area in their crazy way (until a hawk flew over or Rudy Rooster got horny)  - they are more aware than one would imagine. Great flavor in the eggs

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1 hour ago, TicTac said:

 

Do they throw the eggs into the pasture after the chickens lay them?

 

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Kidding aside, "pastured eggs" are wonderful substitutes for farm eggs.   I am really lucky to be able to find them at Grocery Outlet for around $2.99 a dozen or less than half their regular retail.    We have become very spoiled.

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Baked a lot of olive bread yesterday

 

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To serve with chile linguini with scallops fra diavolo and fennel

 

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Tomato and fresh mozzarella

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Scalloped potatoes and "getting rid of that weekend ham"

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I have a wonderful husband:

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I put this on my Amazon wishlist thinking maybe someone would get it for me for Christmas.  It came in the mail today❤️.  It is especially timely because I'm making The Dressing for a dinner party on Saturday!  

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