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Offline 1995hoo

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Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Topic Start: January 03, 2022, 10:26:06 AM »
No substantive post here, just starting the new thread for 2022 while I can still quote the post with the links to the prior years because that's easier than re-creating the links. Plus a day with heavy snow seems like the type of day when people might come up with something interesting to cook. When I was a kid, I associated snow days with the smell of spaghetti sauce because my mom would make her own sauce simmering all day on the stove.

I might have liked to have made this tonight except we don't have all the right ingredients and I would have had to have done most of the work over the weekend. Oh well.

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Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #1: January 03, 2022, 12:32:03 PM »
When I was a kid, we once had a snow day. Once.

Ironically, I will be making spaghetti today.

Does anyone remember the episode of The Andy Griffith Show where Andy finds himself invited to three different dinners, where each person served spaghetti, and each person had the same "secret ingredient"? Or am I mind-facting that?

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #2: January 03, 2022, 10:30:38 PM »
That lasagna recipe is obscene food pron. 

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #4: January 04, 2022, 10:16:02 AM »
"I'll have a Musudan with extra sarin please!"

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #5: January 04, 2022, 11:05:22 AM »
what kind of hot sauce would you put on a leaf tortilla filled with twigs?

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #6: January 04, 2022, 11:13:27 AM »
Polonium 204 is my fave

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #8: January 10, 2022, 08:42:27 AM »
The meat department at Wegmans was somewhat picked over this weekend. Almost no pork at all (none that I wanted, anyway). I managed to get ground beef. They also had some flank steak "stuffed" with—really more like rolled around—cheese and herbs, so I got that for last night and prepared it in the oven. The steak was just OK. I wouldn't rush to have it again, but I wouldn't rule it out either. It was quick and easy and involved minimal cleanup because you just stick it in the oven in the metal pan in which they sell it. The real positive was that it was an excuse to have a bottle of Belle Glos and to make popovers. Those came out really nicely (they were taller when they came out of the oven and settled slightly by the time I took the picture):


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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #9: January 10, 2022, 09:00:44 AM »
The meat department at Wegmans was somewhat picked over this weekend. Almost no pork at all (none that I wanted, anyway). I managed to get ground beef. They also had some flank steak "stuffed" with—really more like rolled around—cheese and herbs, so I got that for last night and prepared it in the oven. The steak was just OK. I wouldn't rush to have it again, but I wouldn't rule it out either. It was quick and easy and involved minimal cleanup because you just stick it in the oven in the metal pan in which they sell it. The real positive was that it was an excuse to have a bottle of Belle Glos and to make popovers. Those came out really nicely (they were taller when they came out of the oven and settled slightly by the time I took the picture):

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Isn't the stuffed flank steak basically bracioli?  One of my faves.  My mom used to cook it in a skillet rather than an oven.  Bread crumbs, peppers, some other stuff (IIRC mushrooms and herbs), wrapped in mozzarella, stuffed in a thin steak like flank.  Tomato sauce and pasta with it.   

Offline 1995hoo

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #10: January 10, 2022, 09:16:53 AM »
Isn't the stuffed flank steak basically bracioli?  One of my faves.  My mom used to cook it in a skillet rather than an oven.  Bread crumbs, peppers, some other stuff (IIRC mushrooms and herbs), wrapped in mozzarella, stuffed in a thin steak like flank.  Tomato sauce and pasta with it.   

Conceptually similar, I suppose, except the pieces were essentially sliced from a larger steak (see background in photo above)—instead of cooking a whole flank steak rolled with stuff, I had two pieces that were more or less the size of individual portions (mine could have been a little bigger, Ms1995hoo's could have been a little smaller, but on the other hand it's easier to time it correctly if they're the same size). The tricky part, from my point of view, was not overcooking the steak. (The photo is focused more on the popover because my brother was astonished that I could make popovers in the microwave. Our microwave has a "convection bake" function and I used that so I could cook the steaks in the regular oven.)

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #11: January 10, 2022, 06:42:26 PM »
Is that spaetzle next to the steak?

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #12: January 10, 2022, 06:48:08 PM »
I noticed that. I'm a sides man, too.

Is that spaetzle next to the steak?

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #13: January 10, 2022, 08:00:11 PM »
Is that spaetzle next to the steak?

Orzo, actually, although my wife does like spaetzle since her parents were Hungarian.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #14: January 11, 2022, 10:05:14 AM »
Best spaetzle I've ever had was in some nondescript little place in Budapest.  Garlic and cracklings and who knows what else...after walking for hours in cold rain it was to die for (from?)
Orzo, actually, although my wife does like spaetzle since her parents were Hungarian.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #15: February 13, 2022, 06:24:26 PM »
Pot of Cincinnati chili is on the stove 

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #16: February 13, 2022, 07:19:47 PM »
Pot of Cincinnati chili is on the stove 

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #17: February 13, 2022, 07:32:38 PM »
I’m sorry
No way is the best way to eat that.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #18: February 13, 2022, 07:33:55 PM »
Nice play call. Skyline chili special.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #19: February 13, 2022, 07:34:51 PM »
Nice play call. Skyline chili special.
Oops. Wrong thread. Blaming IMREF.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #20: February 13, 2022, 07:48:13 PM »
Chili was a hit with the family. :)

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #21: February 14, 2022, 09:17:22 AM »
We tried a new chili recipe this year. Made it on Saturday because we had Caps tickets yesterday and it was just easier to get it done in advance. We skipped the pickled onions they suggest as a topping; we also had slightly less meat than the recipe specified, and we used one jalapeño instead of two and five garlic cloves instead of ten. But I used the full amount of the liquid. This was very good and we will make it again next year.

Boneless short rib chili

Cornbread I made as a side dish

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #22: February 14, 2022, 09:27:19 AM »
We tried a new chili recipe this year. Made it on Saturday because we had Caps tickets yesterday and it was just easier to get it done in advance. We skipped the pickled onions they suggest as a topping; we also had slightly less meat than the recipe specified, and we used one jalapeño instead of two and five garlic cloves instead of ten. But I used the full amount of the liquid. This was very good and we will make it again next year.

Boneless short rib chili

Cornbread I made as a side dish

that chili looks fantastic. Chipotle peppers add an amazing richness of flavor.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #23: February 14, 2022, 09:37:40 AM »
So far this morning I'm experiencing fewer "aftereffects" than I might have expected, too.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2022)
« Reply #24: February 14, 2022, 10:51:54 AM »
So far this morning I'm experiencing fewer "aftereffects" than I might have expected, too.
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