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Weekly Cooking Thread *Recipes* July 2, 2011
FreeRepublic Cooks | July 2, 2011 | libertarian27

Posted on 07/02/2011 8:58:03 AM PDT by libertarian27

Welcome to the 30th installment of the FR Weekly Cooking (Recipes) Thread.

Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or four - or all of them:)! for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!

Here's the place to share and explore your next favorite recipe.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Hobbies; Reference
KEYWORDS: cooking; food; recipes; weeklycookingthread
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To: Gabz

Happy Birthday to your daughter Gabz!

The Ice-Screaming young lady in the other room :>)


51 posted on 07/02/2011 3:21:27 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

ROFL!!!!!

We just got home from a BBQ at a friend of hers. Today was also her friend’s mother’s B’day. We had an absolute blast, even though hubby and I were the oldest people in the group. Lots of discussion about the pros and cons of various firearms - and not just among the guys.

And AWESOME fireworks!


52 posted on 07/02/2011 7:50:32 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Melinda in TN

Oh Man!

I’m going to make those one of these days.

Too bad I’m diabetic


53 posted on 07/03/2011 5:19:08 AM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: hattend

I have a friend that is diabetic and he will sample a couple but that’s his limit. The bad thing is, it’s hard to eat just one or two. :-)


54 posted on 07/03/2011 6:32:52 AM PDT by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: Melinda in TN
The bad thing is, it’s hard to eat just one or two. :-)

Exactly my point! hahahahaha!

55 posted on 07/03/2011 6:35:24 AM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: libertarian27

I wondered about that after I had posted. The summer months must have really long lists! :)


56 posted on 07/03/2011 8:44:57 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Netizen

Check out the link I posted up above to the site I use for food holidays - it’s pretty interesting and fun - has other holiday categories too.


57 posted on 07/03/2011 8:50:10 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: don-o
Ah - it’s ALWAYS the kimchi with you!

LOL! My more recent culinary obsession is yujacha (Korean citron marmalade) and Chinese five spice powder. :)

58 posted on 07/04/2011 3:14:26 AM PDT by Tamar1973
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To: libertarian27

Have you looked at those ‘weird’ days? lol

Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day - July 27 haha

Which reminds me. A week or so back, my husband saw an older woman out walking her dog, and she was wearing a superman costume. He said he did a double take as he couldn’t believe what he was seeing!


59 posted on 07/04/2011 9:05:19 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Netizen
Have you looked at those ‘weird’ days? lol Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day - July 27 haha

*snicker*, no - I'll have to take a look :>)

...my husband saw an older woman out walking her dog, and she was wearing a superman costume....

HaHa, it's moments like those where it's so helpful to have video on your cell phone:>) That had to be a sight and a half!

60 posted on 07/04/2011 10:46:14 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

I found this in the website for my hometown newspaper(rememeber them?) I have not tried it, but with gardens full of ripe squash and zukes, I thought that I would post it anyway. It is a copy/paste, so I hope that it formats correctly, it does in preview.

No-Noodle Vegetable Lasagna
8 servings
• 2 large zucchini
• 1 tablespoon salt
• 1 pound ground beef
• 1½ teaspoons ground black pepper
• 1 small green bell pepper, diced
• 1 onion, diced
• 1 cup tomato paste
• 1 (16-ounce) can tomato sauce
• ¼ cup red wine
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
• Hot water, as needed
• 1 egg
• 1 (15-ounce) container low-fat ricotta cheese
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
• 1 (16-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
• 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
• 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
• 8 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a deep 9x13-inch baking pan.
Slice zucchini lengthwise into very thin slices. Sprinkle slices lightly with salt; set aside to drain in a colander.
To prepare the meat sauce, cook and stir ground beef and black pepper in a large skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes. Add in green pepper and onion; cook and stir until meat is no longer pink.
Stir in tomato paste, tomato sauce, wine, basil and oregano, adding a small amount of hot water to sauce if it is too thick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer sauce for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
Meanwhile, stir egg, ricotta and parsley together in a bowl until well combined.
To assemble lasagna, spread ½ of the meat sauce into the bottom of prepared pan. Then layer ½ the zucchini slices, ½ the ricotta mixture, all of the spinach, followed by all of the mushrooms, then ½ the mozzarella cheese.
Repeat by layering the remaining meat sauce, zucchini slices, ricotta mixture and mozzarella. Spread Parmesan cheese evenly over the top; cover with foil.
Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil; raise oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake an additional 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


61 posted on 07/07/2011 7:58:14 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15:1-4)
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To: rightly_dividing

Sounds good, let us know how it turns out.


62 posted on 07/07/2011 10:09:09 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Netizen
Acually, I don't know that I will make it. I didn't plant any zukes, and my squash are not producing very well. I probably should have posted it to todays garden ping where squash and zukes abound.

Yesterday I was going through some boxes of stuff from our move last Aug and found an old newspaper recipe that my mom had clipped. I don't know if she ever made it or not. "Sothern Peanut Pie" I hesitate to post two untried recipes here on one thread. If we can find some unsalted peanuts, we may make it though, just to see what it is like. It sounds like pecan pie, but uses 10 eggs and makes 3 pies!

63 posted on 07/08/2011 4:57:05 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15:1-4)
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To: rightly_dividing

That’s a lot of pie! I like Pecan pie, but, I like pecans better than peanuts. In fact, too many peanuts and I get a headache.


64 posted on 07/08/2011 6:40:21 AM PDT by Netizen
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Recap of this week’s recipes:
Thread June 2nd

Dessert* 9 Jim Beam Bourbon Balls.
Side* 10 Easy Homemade Baked Beans with Bacon
Side* 14 Potato Salad Brule
Meal* 17 Bourbon Butter Pecan Ribeyes
Meal* 41 Kimchi Buffalo Hot Dog
Side* 45 Mexican Red Rice
Ingredient* 48 Ranch Dressing
Meal* 61 No-Noodle Vegetable Lasagna

(please don’t add any new recipes to this thread - this week’s thread (July 9th) coming up)


65 posted on 07/09/2011 6:12:11 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2746019/posts?page=1
w/o July 9th thread


66 posted on 07/09/2011 7:01:22 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: illiac

Easy??? Please just try my REALLY easy recipe.

4 cans pork and beans...drain slightly
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketcup

mix well in casserole dish

cover with slices of uncooked bacon

bake at 350 for 2 hours or 325 for 3 hours. they are thick and SWEET! Even better the second day!!


67 posted on 07/09/2011 9:04:31 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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