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When the wife is in the mood for steak two nights in a row, who am I to argue?

 

Sirloin with a combo of asparagus and broccolini:

 

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Sirloin with Brentwood white corn from the farmer's market:

 

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13 minutes ago, mgaretz said:

When the wife is in the mood for steak two nights in a row, who am I to argue?

 

Sirloin with a combo of asparagus and broccolini:

 

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Sirloin with Brentwood white corn from the farmer's market:

 

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Who pays for the steak?

 

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Cauliflower-sweet potato curry baked in the oven with a sauce made from cardamom, mustard seeds, cumin, fennel seeds, chili flakes, turmeric, garam masala, ginger, garlic and coconut milk. Served with a salad made from grapes, mint, dill, pine nuts and lime juice as a acidic counterbalance to the curry

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BLTAvocado. I do toast my bread but toasted side in--just broiled top side, no toaster here. A sturdy bread like a boule, I like a soft top and bottom. Spicy chili crisp potato salad, roasted golden beets and greens, everything-in-the-crisper-drawer slaw. 

Perfect firm/ripe heirloom pineapple tomato. (hidden). 

 

 

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Achari Chicken Curry.  I'm not very well versed in Indian food but this recipe is a keeper.  I'll fume the mustard oil a little longer next time though as it was a little too prominent. 

 

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1 hour ago, heidih said:

 How do you cut  those various veg for slaw? Looks pretty fine

AKA 'Bollywood' slaw. I've posted before my 'sweet baby' cuisinart. A wedding gift in 1989. Then they discontinued this model mid 90's. 

Monster motor, small footprint. Side shoot with a grater blade and a slicer blade. Purrs like a kitten. I can make a half dozen salads for a crowd in 20 minutes--as long as the veg is washed 'mies en place' ready. Side shoot keeps going. Just switch out the bowls. Or easily put in the slicer blade for a different salad--fennel, celeriac, radish, celery....press firm for thin, light for a bit thicker. No emptying the bowl. It side shoots. 

Way too complicated for the basic home cook. Too many parts. I have two back-ups NIBox. The manual is a disaster without clear instructions. Hot item on e-bay. I have my back-ups but do check randomly for gifting. Gave one to my sister who can't boil water. (no joke)

Helped her through two simple salads and a salsa. (she gave it away being ADHD). She can't fit the lid at all. Let alone the misc parts and blades.

 

 

 

 

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On 7/23/2022 at 1:57 PM, Kim Shook said:

@Dante – your chili dogs are scrumptious looking!  And a patty melt is one of the top burger sandwiches, in my opinion!

 

 

 

 

No idea why I've only just seen the notification for this...

 

Thank you!  They're Texas Wieners, which are slightly different from standard chili dogs. 

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Sandwich of prosciutto, grilled peach slices, and arugula and basil (with a honey dijon vinaigrette on the arugula) on sourdough with chevre spread on it, side of potato wedges

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55 minutes ago, Dante said:
Sandwich of prosciutto, grilled peach slices, and arugula and basil (with a honey dijon vinaigrette on the arugula) on sourdough with chevre spread on it, side of potato wedges

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Sadly I was not invited

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Plowed woman's lunch at 3:00 am.  I wanted to compare English cheddar with Cabot's Vermont cheddar.  I expected to discern a major difference.  I was wrong.  The English cheddar was slightly more yellow, but you might need a colorimeter.  Both cheeses were very good when washed down with Soave and Branston pickle.

 

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5 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

  Both cheeses were very good when washed down with Soave and Branston pickle.

 

Do you strain the pickle in the Soave, or just let the chunky veg bits float around, like a garnish?

 

 

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1 hour ago, TicTac said:

Do you strain the pickle in the Soave, or just let the chunky veg bits float around, like a garnish?

 

 

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And we know the value of authenticity so shouldn’t it be ploughed?

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12 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Plowed woman's lunch at 3:00 am.  

 

👀👀👀

 

@kayb – any relief yet?

 

@Ann_T – your escargot are making me hungry.  They have always been a favorite.  When I was a little girl – around 7 years old my mom’s friends would love watching me order and devour them. 

 

@Dejah – so much delicious looking food.  But what is speaking to me for some reason is that beautiful ham!  I think it was Dorothy Parker who said, “Eternity is a ham and two people”. 😁

 

On Saturday, we went up to Washington DC to celebrate Mr. Kim’s birthday a day early.  He chose touring the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and dinner at Floriana. He’d been talking about it since he took his mom up there for dinner and a show as her Mother’s Day gift.  After wandering around the Basilica for a couple of hours, we were thrilled to get to Floriana for dinner.  The first thing that arrived was the bread:

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Very good bread, but the real surprise was what would normally be butter or possibly oil for dipping.  Instead, it was some kind of pesto. Not sure what kind because we neglected to ask.  It was really tasty, though.  I’m not a huge pesto fan, but I was piling this stuff on top of my bread. 

 

Mr. Kim started with the yellow tomato soup:

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I had the calamari with spicy tomato sauce:

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The sauce was too spicy for me, so I dipped my squid in Mr. Kim’s soup and he dipped his bread in my sauce! 

 

Jessica chose the black gnocchi:

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Black with squid ink, lobster cream, roasted peppers, Andouille sausage, and rock shrimp. 

 

Mr. Kim’s main was the same thing he had when he was there with his mother – the orecchiette with sausage, rapini, and Parm:

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Jessica had the Ravioli di Zucca:

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Roasted butternut squash, gorgonzola, walnuts, and brown butter sage sauce.

 

I was the problem child. My first order was the Tuscan chicken with fennel citrus salad and rapini pesto:

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It was beautiful and the salad was delicious.  Unfortunately, the chicken was super spicy.  Even Jessica thought so.  They checked on us right after the food was brought to the table and I hesitantly said that it was a little spicy for me.  He was so kind and understanding and didn’t make me feel bad at ALL (it’s amazing how many servers almost shame me about it). He asked what I’d like instead, and I chose lasagna.  That was a lucky choice because it came so quickly.  Mr. Kim and Jessica had barely started when mine came.  The bonus was that the lasagna was probably the best I’ve ever tasted:

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They asked when we were seated if there was any special occasion and we said we were celebrating Mr. Kim’s BD.  At the end of the evening, they brought out a tiramisu:

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It was really a wonderful evening.  Everything combined – the staff, the ambiance, the food (all housemade pasta) – to make a truly celebratory time. 

 

Sunday was Mr. Kim’s actual birthday.  Dinner was mostly Jessica’s doing.  She did a pasta, feta, and roasted tomato dish with a salad and bread.  The pasta:

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It was delicious.  She added lemon zest to the recipe to alleviate the richness of the cheese a bit and it was perfect.  The salad:

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She made garlic confit to go with the baguette:

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I did dessert.  He requested Apple Pie ala mode parfait:

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Black Bean Stew with bacon, kielbasa, chili, mashed black beans (to give some body to the stew), garlic and rice. Separately sautéed some collard greens and tomatoes which were added at the end. Served with a salad made from baby spinach, sliced raw mushrooms, almonds, scallions, orange supremes and cucumber with a dressing from oil, rice vinegar, honey, minced ginger, mustard and a few drops of toasted sesame oil

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17 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

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@Dejah – so much delicious looking food.  But what is speaking to me for some reason is that beautiful ham!  I think it was Dorothy Parker who said, “Eternity is a ham and two people”. 😁

 

 

I did dessert.  He requested Apple Pie ala mode parfait:

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Happy Birthday to Mr. Kim!
Thanks, Kim. The ham was indeed lovely. It can be dry and too salty, but this one was great.
Your early birthday dinner out looked lovely, and Jessica's birthday dinner looked perfect!
Your Apple Pie parfait looks perfect. My hubby would like that as he's not a big fan of crust, to my delight as I LOVE pie crust (to the detriment of my waistline)
Do you use a crumble with the parfait? Asking for a friend;-)

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Abundance of beans at farmer's market beans, which I love. Hubby not so much unless they are cooked with "Chinese cheese" aka fermented tofu / fuyu. Tossed in leftover canned baby corn and topped with beef. Lovely umami. Cover anything with sesame seeds and hubby will eat it!

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A change from the savory meal of previous evening: pan fried pickerel with lemon dill sauce, Ninja Air-fry Oven roasted cauliflower and carrot fries. Boiled corn and a few Romano beans.

 

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Time to use up the last of the baked ham! Made a mock mac'n'cheese casserole with cauliflower, leftover corn, cream cheese, shredded Tex-Mex cheese and chunks of ham - baked then broiled in the Ninja. Grandson came up and took half home, whew! More fresh beans for me!                                                                                                                           881983719_MockMacnCheesewithHamCorn8401.jpg.ce4ad5166320de522b40b5bb6be3dc5d.jpg                                                                   1000485597_MockMacCheeseplated8407.jpg.46cde5dd19cb31bda6b53b55dcc33826.jpg    

 

Dessert was smoothie made with frozen blueberries and kefir, topped with cherry boba. The popping boba kinda surprised hubby!

 

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@Kim Shook, unit is supposed to be replaced Thursday. Fortunately, it’s been unseasonably cool, so we’ve limped along with one unit, a portable swamp cooler, and ceiling fans. And salads and takeout.

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