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today | TheMom

Posted on 09/20/2008 6:16:23 PM PDT by TheMom

I have grown tired of cooking (and eating) the same meals over & over again. Mostly we eat steak, beef ribs, fried chicken, fried pork chops, tacos, and enchiladas. With the occasional corned beef, spaghetti and (packaged) Chinese food thrown in.

I have several cookbooks upstairs that I was considering perusing, then I thought about the fine folks on FR.

Please add your favorite recipe(s) to this thread so I can start experimenting. The only thing that I will not cook is liver & onions (YUK). I would love to have a tried & true recipe of pot roast and (not-packaged) Chinese food ~ these two things, along with homemade biscuits, have forever rejected me.

I don’t have an aversion to baked stuff ~ it just has not been in my repertoire.

Also keep in mind, we do not have immediate access to fresh seafood.


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Help change my food intake!
1 posted on 09/20/2008 6:16:23 PM PDT by TheMom
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To: humblegunner; Allegra; eastforker; RikaStrom; thackney; stevie_d_64; Texan64; Xenalyte; ...

Abusing the TC Memorial Shoot Ping List.


2 posted on 09/20/2008 6:17:20 PM PDT by TheMom (Hurricane Ike blew my tagline away.)
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To: TheMom

3 posted on 09/20/2008 6:17:34 PM PDT by dubie
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To: TheMom
Mostly we eat steak, beef ribs, fried chicken, fried pork chops, tacos, and enchiladas.

I fail to see a problem.

4 posted on 09/20/2008 6:19:05 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dubie; Eaker

And how do you cook these dogs?


5 posted on 09/20/2008 6:19:32 PM PDT by TheMom (Hurricane Ike blew my tagline away.)
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To: TheMom

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6 posted on 09/20/2008 6:20:37 PM PDT by 6323cd ((Proud sister of Gloria, age 41, who happens to have Down's Syndrome.))
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To: 1rudeboy

After 20ish years those items start to become boring.


7 posted on 09/20/2008 6:20:53 PM PDT by TheMom (Hurricane Ike blew my tagline away.)
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To: TheMom; carlo3b

Calling FRs best chef...

http://cookingwithchefcarlo.com/


8 posted on 09/20/2008 6:21:32 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: TheMom

9 posted on 09/20/2008 6:21:56 PM PDT by dubie
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To: dubie

What do your daughters have to do with this thread?


10 posted on 09/20/2008 6:24:29 PM PDT by Eaker (Dutch expression "You can give a monkey a gold ring, but it stays an ugly thing." - EscapedDutch)
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To: TheMom
Problem is, including seafood, your list covers about everything in terms of type. So my guess is that you need to start thinking about differenct methods of preparation for the food you do eat.

So instead of fried chicken, you need to start thinking chicken pasta or stir-fry chicken or chicken over salad, etc. See what I mean?

11 posted on 09/20/2008 6:25:08 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: TheMom

Chicken and Wild Rice

Chicken, either a whole one or your favorite parts.
Boil the chicken with salt and pepper until it’s very tender.
Remove the chicken from the water and set aside to cool.

Wild Rice, Uncle Ben’s or similar variety. One box for a couple, two boxes for more family if needed.

Cook the wild rice in the chicken broth, assure you have enough water, add more if needed.

Remove chicken from the bones, dice and mix with the wild rice.

Variations: While the chicken is cooking, prepare diced celery, onions and mushrooms all chopped up, saute with butter, mix in with rice and chicken.

Very filling, a little goes a long way, one of my favorites for thirty years of marriage.


12 posted on 09/20/2008 6:26:00 PM PDT by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: TheMom

Asian Orange Chicken:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Asian-Orange-Chicken/Detail.aspx

Easy and delicious.


13 posted on 09/20/2008 6:26:33 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (They're penguins! Just wipe the oil off the white parts and toss 'em back!!)
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To: dubie; Eaker

Dude ~ I don’t want to cook my dogs. Nor do I need advise how to cook (hot) dogs. If you don’t have anything legit to add, go away.


14 posted on 09/20/2008 6:26:39 PM PDT by TheMom (Hurricane Ike blew my tagline away.)
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To: TheMom
Got a grill? Rotisserie chicken rubbed with Motreal Steak seasoning. MM-mmmmm.
15 posted on 09/20/2008 6:26:51 PM PDT by GeneralisimoFranciscoFranco (I love liberals. They taste like chicken.)
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To: TheMom

I don’t have the recipe handy, but you can Google up something called “Roosevelt Beans”, from the menu of the Roosevelt Lodge at Yellowstone. If it was good enough for Teddy...


16 posted on 09/20/2008 6:27:15 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: TheMom
steak, beef ribs, fried chicken, fried pork chops, tacos, and enchiladas.

My husband would love to eat at yalls place. He's a meat and potatos guy and doesn't like "what is this" meals.

17 posted on 09/20/2008 6:27:26 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: TheMom

You can read a computer monitor, but not a recipe book?


18 posted on 09/20/2008 6:27:39 PM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: TheMom
Also keep in mind, we do not have immediate access to fresh seafood.

You do down here. :)

19 posted on 09/20/2008 6:28:16 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: TheMom

Slow cooker (crock pot) + tri-tip roast (~2-3 lbs.) + a small onion + 2 cups water + 1 1/2 tsp. Kitchen Bouquet + 6-8 hours = meal. Throw in some taters and carrots a couple of hours before it’s done and you’re laffin’. Pull apart the leftover roast to make shredded beef. Combine with Old El Paso Taco Mix (40% sodium reduced) and a little water, pile in a tortilla, combine with cheese, sauce, etc. Ta-da! There’s a couple of meals right there!


20 posted on 09/20/2008 6:28:20 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (John Gard for Congress; WI 8th CD)
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To: TheMom

Awesome Slowcooker Pot Roast

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Awesome-Slow-Cooker-Pot-Roast/Detail.aspx

Also easy and delicious.


21 posted on 09/20/2008 6:29:00 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (They're penguins! Just wipe the oil off the white parts and toss 'em back!!)
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To: TheMom
And how do you cook these dogs?

Broiled or grilled.

NEVER fried.

Fried dog is low class, per Kim Jong Il.

22 posted on 09/20/2008 6:29:31 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: TheMom

Geez! You just pinged a person who hasn't cooked
in a dog's age!!
I'll be lookin' to see if you get any new
recipes, though! :D

23 posted on 09/20/2008 6:29:59 PM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! :D)
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To: stuartcr

Just because it’s in a cook book doesn’t mean it’s any good...She asked for “tried and true” recipes.


24 posted on 09/20/2008 6:30:01 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (They're penguins! Just wipe the oil off the white parts and toss 'em back!!)
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To: TheMom

Well, you are realy missing something with properly cooked liver and onions. Someday I’ll cook my version of them for you to try. Off topic but still without power, had grilled burgers for supper,bbq brisket yesterday. This cooking out on the back porch is starting to get old. Oh well, maybe by mid next week we can go to sleep without the noise of the generator in the background.


25 posted on 09/20/2008 6:30:22 PM PDT by eastforker (Dems Holler for your Dollars/Palin Hollers to Save you Dollars, OOOOH SARAHCUDA)
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To: TheMom

Second time tnight I’m recommending “The Sonoma Diet” has Texican, Asian, Italian and classic American healthy cooking...and good wine.


26 posted on 09/20/2008 6:30:24 PM PDT by Dutchgirl ("Every Socialist is a disguised dictator." Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: 1rudeboy; Eaker

uhm, duh - - - this is why I posted this vanity thread. I could give a crap about what people think of what I have been cooking. What I have been cooking has been great for over 20 years . . . I just am ready for something different. Don’t care for “different advise”, I care for recipes.


27 posted on 09/20/2008 6:31:15 PM PDT by TheMom (Hurricane Ike blew my tagline away.)
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To: CindyDawg; TheMom

Wife did some experimenting a while back after watching Emeril. I’ll stick to the meat and taters.


28 posted on 09/20/2008 6:31:31 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: stuartcr

You are not bright are you?


29 posted on 09/20/2008 6:31:33 PM PDT by Eaker (Dutch expression "You can give a monkey a gold ring, but it stays an ugly thing." - EscapedDutch)
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To: stuartcr

“You can read a computer monitor, but not a recipe book?”

She trusts the folks HERE. She wants their input.


30 posted on 09/20/2008 6:32:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: TheMom

EASY BEEF RISSOLES

1 pound beef mince
1 large onion
1 squash (also called zucchini - a long green vegetable)
1 egg
1 lemon
1 teaspoon of curry powder

Grate the onion and squash. Sprinkle with salt, curry powder and lemon juice. Beat egg and add. Blend in beef mince, kneading with hands until all mixed. Shape into small rissoles. Fry on in pan with a little oil.

Serve with green salad to accompany.

LEMON AND GARLIC CHICKEN

1 chicken
2 lemons
Many cloves of garlic

Take one large free-range chicken. Skin, and cut into 4 or 8 pieces. Juice lemons. Grind garlic and salt with a pestle and mortar until it makes a paste. Add lemon juice. Pour the lemon and garlic marinade over the chicken, leave 6 or 12 hours.

Remove from marinade, but leave some lemon and garlic on. Place chicken pieces in a greased baking dish, and put in medium hot oven for two hours or so - until well cooked.

Serve with green salad.


31 posted on 09/20/2008 6:32:27 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: TheMom

i love to go on line find thousands of recipes! The ones I like the best are Amish ones, they remind me of my grandma’s cooking.


32 posted on 09/20/2008 6:33:22 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: GRRRRR

Recipe has been saved . . .


33 posted on 09/20/2008 6:34:00 PM PDT by TheMom (Hurricane Ike blew my tagline away.)
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To: TheMom
It sounds like your tastebuds need a change of pace. Here's something easy. Get a box of this at the store. Here's the recipe we use:

1 pkg Golden Curry made by S&B (found in the oriental section of many large grocery stores)
½ onion
1 zucchini sm.
1 bell pepper or more
2-3 med. potatoes
1-1 ½ lbs chicken
2 carrots (lg.)
2 stalks of celery (lg.)

Pour 2-4 T. oil into a pan, heat, add chopped or sliced onion, fry for aproximately 5 min. add cubed chicken, brown.
Add the remaining ingredients (cut all veggies into bite size pieces) simmer until all the veggies are tender, add water as it cooks if necessary.
Serve over rice.

34 posted on 09/20/2008 6:34:59 PM PDT by ZGuy
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To: TheMom
I'm going to recommend Filipino food: chicken afritada, beef kaldereta, pork adobo, and sinigang. (I strongly recommend substituting salmon from Alaska or northwest Canada in lieu of the pork in the sinigang.) Paxciw (use fresh fish or frozen fillets from the grocery store) is also good too. Also, leche flan and cassava cake, when made properly, are to die for.

Seriously, this stuff is good. Just make sure you serve with steamed jasmine rice (not the American stuff). You may need a rice steamer. Oh, and you can try steaming slices of sweet potato on the rice. It's delicious too.

Now that my fellow Freepers have made me think of food, and especially since I haven't had dinner tonight, and I'm remembering my mom's tasty cooking (sigh).

35 posted on 09/20/2008 6:35:19 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (No, no se puede, Juan! No to bailouts, no to amnesty, no to carbon credits, no to Big Government!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

URL saved. I will let you know the outcome. Thanks.


36 posted on 09/20/2008 6:35:31 PM PDT by TheMom (Hurricane Ike blew my tagline away.)
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To: TheMom

My hubby’s recipe...it’s really good with a sandwich:

Roasted Garlic and Leek Soup

1 large leek, whites only, washed and chopped (reserve a few slices of green)
½ small sweet onion chopped
3-4 cloves roasted garlic
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 14 oz. cans chicken broth
½ pint heavy whipping cream
15-20 peppercorns

Combine leek, onion, garlic, and potatoes in large saucepan with olive oil. Saute
over medium low heat until onion and leek become translucent. Add chicken
broth and steeping ball with peppercorns and some of the leek greens.

Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes; making certain that potatoes
are cooked through. Remove steeping ball, and working in small batches blend vegetable and broth mixture in food processor until smooth.
Return to low heat; finish with cream. Garnish with chives.


37 posted on 09/20/2008 6:35:41 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: rabscuttle385; TheMom

Oh yeah, you can also buy Mama Sita mixes at Asian or oriental grocery stores to help speed things up.


38 posted on 09/20/2008 6:36:04 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (No, no se puede, Juan! No to bailouts, no to amnesty, no to carbon credits, no to Big Government!)
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To: TheMom

I noticed you have no desserts listed.

NO DESSERT?

I’m shocked. Simply shocked.


39 posted on 09/20/2008 6:36:07 PM PDT by justkate
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To: TheMom

Do you prefer to cook in the evenings, or are you open to slowcooker recipes? I use mine constantly...


40 posted on 09/20/2008 6:36:48 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (They're penguins! Just wipe the oil off the white parts and toss 'em back!!)
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To: justkate

Oh, but I listed dessert: leche flan and cassava cake. See post 35. Now that I am very hungry, and this thread has only made me hungrier, I am going off to find food.


41 posted on 09/20/2008 6:37:13 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (No, no se puede, Juan! No to bailouts, no to amnesty, no to carbon credits, no to Big Government!)
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To: TheMom

Tequila Cookies

 

Ingredients

  • 1c of dark brown sugar
  • 1c (2 sticks) butter
  • 1c of granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2c of dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1c coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2c all-purpose flour
  • 1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila (silver or gold, as desired)
  • 1c of dark brown sugar
  • 1c (2 sticks) butter
  • 1c of granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2c of dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1c coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2c all-purpose flour
  • 1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila (silver or gold, as desired)

Instructions

Take a large bowl, sample the Cuervo to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer... beat one cup of butter in a large bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.

At this point it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup, just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off floor...Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the etrrs, just pry it loose with a drewscriver.

Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something.

Check the Jose Cuervo.

Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a schpoon of sugar, or somefink... whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window,

FINISH the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.


42 posted on 09/20/2008 6:37:19 PM PDT by txroadkill (Sarah Palin-- Vote for her?!? Hell, I want to marry her!)
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be there in a sec!


44 posted on 09/20/2008 6:38:00 PM PDT by justkate
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To: CindyDawg

We are big meat & potatos people . . . but after 23years we both need something different.


45 posted on 09/20/2008 6:38:36 PM PDT by TheMom (Hurricane Ike blew my tagline away.)
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To: txroadkill

oh my,

this has my name all over it...copy paste copy paste


46 posted on 09/20/2008 6:38:47 PM PDT by justkate
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To: GRRRRR

Chicken Bog! I make it all the time, but I don’t used wild rice and I add sliced smoked sausage. Very adaptable!


47 posted on 09/20/2008 6:38:56 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: justkate

Also, since you’ve been here only fifteen days, welcome to FR.


48 posted on 09/20/2008 6:39:10 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (No, no se puede, Juan! No to bailouts, no to amnesty, no to carbon credits, no to Big Government!)
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To: SouthTexas; TheMom
I was going to say...watch some tv. I have trouble sleeping at night and find all kinds of neat stuff on . I just have to remember to close my eyes as I scroll by channel 14... but anyway, yesterday there was a Los Vegas Chef on. I know my husband wouldn't even try it but I watched them prepare a Salmon with cream cheese. It looked really good.

The best thing I have tasted lately though was a broccoli salad my sister made. She added grapes, pecans, mayonnaise, cream cheese, some red stuff you spray on salads and honey and let it soak. I usually don't care for "trees" but I had seconds.

49 posted on 09/20/2008 6:39:56 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: SouthTexas; TheMom
I was going to say...watch some tv. I have trouble sleeping at night and find all kinds of neat stuff on . I just have to remember to close my eyes as I scroll by channel 14... but anyway, yesterday there was a Los Vegas Chef on. I know my husband wouldn't even try it but I watched them prepare a Salmon with cream cheese. It looked really good.

The best thing I have tasted lately though was a broccoli salad my sister made. She added grapes, pecans, mayonnaise, cream cheese, some red stuff you spray on salads and honey and let it soak. I usually don't care for "trees" but I had seconds.

50 posted on 09/20/2008 6:39:58 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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