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Between @Ann_T's hen and @dcarch’s and @scamhi’s chickens, I am seriously craving some roasted chicken.  I don’t have confidence that I can get one as gorgeous as those three, though!

 

Calamity Jane strikes again 🙄.  On Wednesday, the swelling from my injured foot was not getting better and was actually starting to affect my calf and thigh so my cardiologist sent me for an ultrasound.  On my way through the hospital after the US, I stumbled and fell FLAT on the floor.  HARD.  I managed to avoid hitting my face, but every other part of the front of me is in pain – elbows, shoulders, chest, forearms, knees – even my stomach!  Once again, I couldn’t manage dinner and we ended up at our favorite Chinese place.  Wonton soup and dumplings:

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Mr. Kim had the Mu Shu pork:

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And I had the shrimp with lemon sauce:

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Jessica and I drove over to Staunton to pick up some of @Jim D.'s lovely chocolates that my MIL ordered from him.  We thought we were going right back after lunch, but she got a surprise visit from someone who is getting one of the boxes for Christmas, so she asked us to delay coming by.  We could have just driven back to Richmond and gone to our house, but what fun is THAT😁?  We stopped at a couple of favorite shops/antique places and then it was almost dinner time.  Our favorite restaurant in Charlottesville is a Central American place called Al Carbon and our  family finds it impossible to leave Charlottesville without stopping there.  We really weren’t all that hungry, so we shared about half of a rotisserie chicken cemita and elote:

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Oaxaca cheese, chicken, ham, avocado. 

 

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Incredibly good, as always.  I never understand how they get such good corn this time of year. 

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@Kim Shook OMG I am surprised you were able to sit upright and eat. Food all looks cravey. The lemon sauce for the shrimp -can you describe? The corn - street vendors here seem to do it year round but maybe the excellent seasoning covers deficiencies.

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3 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

Between @Ann_T's hen and @dcarch’s and @scamhi’s chickens, I am seriously craving some roasted chicken.  I don’t have confidence that I can get one as gorgeous as those three, though!

 

Calamity Jane strikes again 🙄.  On Wednesday, the swelling from my injured foot was not getting better and was actually starting to affect my calf and thigh so my cardiologist sent me for an ultrasound.  On my way through the hospital after the US, I stumbled and fell FLAT on the floor.  HARD.  I managed to avoid hitting my face, but every other part of the front of me is in pain – elbows, shoulders, chest, forearms, knees – even my stomach!  Once again, I couldn’t manage dinner and we ended up at our favorite Chinese place.  Wonton soup and dumplings:

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Mr. Kim had the Mu Shu pork:

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And I had the shrimp with lemon sauce:

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Jessica and I drove over to Staunton to pick up some of @Jim D.'s lovely chocolates that my MIL ordered from him.  We thought we were going right back after lunch, but she got a surprise visit from someone who is getting one of the boxes for Christmas, so she asked us to delay coming by.  We could have just driven back to Richmond and gone to our house, but what fun is THAT😁?  We stopped at a couple of favorite shops/antique places and then it was almost dinner time.  Our favorite restaurant in Charlottesville is a Central American place called Al Carbon and our  family finds it impossible to leave Charlottesville without stopping there.  We really weren’t all that hungry, so we shared about half of a rotisserie chicken cemita and elote:

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Oaxaca cheese, chicken, ham, avocado. 

 

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Incredibly good, as always.  I never understand how they get such good corn this time of year. 

 

Sorry about your pain.  You kept it hidden from me when you were at my house.  After seeing these photos, I realize I should have ignored my chocolate duties and gone with you to Charlottesville.

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40 minutes ago, CookBot said:

 

 

Is the pork in that dish from the shoulder slices often sold as "country ribs"?

 

 

No.

 

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Dinner yesterday evening with friends.

Mussels in a white wine, garlic and herb sauce with store bought baguette. Followed by bolete pilaf and salmon (butter, seasoning and dill).

There was a salad (no photo) and all followed with a blueberry grunt (also sans photo).

Enjoyed with a pinot grigio.

The standout of the evening was the rice. Done in the standard pilaf method but using rehydrated boletes and the soaking liquid it was flavourful

and very aromatic. A keeper.

 

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I scored some burrata here in the hinterlands of Jalisco.  Don't ask me what I paid for it; okay, it was equivalent of $15 USD for 16 oz. 

 

Here is 1/2 a 4 oz. ball over grilled hot Italian sausage and arugula.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Steve Irby said:

It was a somewhat busy day so the lunch menu morphed to dinner.  Tonight's sandwich was homemade longaniza sausage with gruyere and lunch was SV turkey breast with cheddar. 

 

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Interesting texture on your bread.  Is it your own?

 

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1 hour ago, Steve Irby said:

It was a somewhat busy day so the lunch menu morphed to dinner.  Tonight's sandwich was homemade longaniza sausage with gruyere and lunch was SV turkey breast with cheddar. 

 

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That is lovely. Now I am craving a hot ham and cheese.

 

I made red beans and rice, without the rice

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I love pork burgers with hoisin, soy, cilantro, and fish sauce. That reminds me, I have a jar of carrot and daikon pickles in the fridge...

 

This place is a bad influence. Good thing I picked up another pork loin today for $1.49/lb today. I couldn't resist.

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After I browned the brisket on medium heat, I sweated out some onion, shallot, celery, carrot, and garlic, then added a cup of red wine, scraped up the bottom, let the wine boil off, added some chicken stock and a can of Muir Glen chopped tomatoes, a bit of water, some secret mushroom powder, herbs, and braised it covered for an hour and a half; Uncovered for another half hour.

 

Rested overnight, I removed the brisket, defatted the sauce, heated up the sauce and then hit it with the immersion blender. Sliced up most of the brisket and heated it in the sauce.

 

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Brisket and gravy,  3-potato mashed potatoes (Yukon golds, russets and another forgotten one), and roasted baby Brussels sprouts.

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10 hours ago, billyhill said:

I love pork burgers with hoisin, soy, cilantro, and fish sauce. That reminds me, I have a jar of carrot and daikon pickles in the fridge...

 

This place is a bad influence. Good thing I picked up another pork loin today for $1.49/lb today. I couldn't resist.

Just set up the grinder, meat is chilling, looks like that pork burger is going to happen. Venison chili on the agenda as well. May make some lentils as well. got to get ready for the week ahead.

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53 minutes ago, Tropicalsenior said:

Can you please explain your reason for using three different potatoes. What does each add to the mix? They look delicious.

 

Well, that's what I had in my pantry.  Russets and Yukon golds are both good for mashed; I think the third was Russian banana fingerling, but can't be sure.  Total weight was a little over a pound.

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3 minutes ago, weinoo said:

 

Well, that's what I had in my pantry.  Russets and Yukon golds are both good for mashed; I think the third was Russian banana fingerling, but can't be sure.  Total weight was a little over a pound.

David Bouley used to love using fingerlings for his Robuchon-esque pommes puree.

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Dinner for the red meat eaters in the house: braised short ribs, mashed potatoes, and hashed Brussel sprouts

 

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And for the non-red meat eaters, the same sides with Boursin stuffed chicken breast cutlet and chicken-cognac gravy.

 

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Just now, liamsaunt said:

Dinner for the red meat eaters in the house: braised short ribs, mashed potatoes, and hashed Brussel sprouts

 

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And for the non-red meat eaters, the same sides with Boursin stuffed chicken breast cutlet and chicken-cognac gravy.

 

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I'm always impressed when you do this.  You're like a small restaurant!

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