Skip to comments.Weekly Cooking Thread ~ February 26, 2011
Posted on 02/26/2011 6:54:03 AM PST by libertarian27
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February 26 - National Pistachio Day
February 27 - National Kahlua Day
February 28 - National Chocolate Souffle Day
March 1 - National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
March 2 - National Banana Cream Pie Day
March 3 - National Mulled Wine Day
March 4 - National Pound Cake Day
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Recap of Last week’s Recipes:
Dessert* 24 Poormans Toffee
Dessert* 27 Cinnamon Graham-Apple Crisp
Dessert* 40 Pioneer Womans Cinnamon Rolls
Dessert* 49 Trillians Crack
Ingredient* 30 SUBSTITUTE:PHILLY CREAM CHEESE, OTHERS
Meal* 25 Adobo Chicken with ginger
Meal* 28 Almond Butter Chicken with Orange Sauce
Meal* 29 BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Apricot-Ginger Sauce
Meal* 43 Adobo Chicken
Meal* 59 Sauerbraten
Meal* 61 Best Basic Meat Loaf
Side* 23 Sweet Cole Slaw
Side* 37 Butternut Squash and Scallion Risotto
Side* 37 Parmesan Swiss Chard
Side* 53 Pasta and Kidney Bean Salad
Side* 60 Red Cabbage and Apples
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OREO TRUFFLES / simple, but tasty.
So very rich, make them small w/ small cookie scoop or
melon baller. Dip some in milk chocolate, some in bittersweet.
START Finely grind entire box of Oreos. Mix with softened 8 oz cream cheese.
Form into small balls. Chill before dipping. FINAL Dip balls into fave melted
chocolate. Chill to set.
OMG those were good! LoL
Looks tasty as long as you have your glasses on...no glasses; not so much.
OMG...there’s a ‘National Kahlua Day’???
I just bought a bunch of smoked sausage. We’ve made some Sausage with Beans and Rice (which is tasty) but I’m looking other recipes. Any suggestions?
Cut sausage on the diagonal and brown in a little oil, remove to a plate.
1 diced onion, 3 stalks of diced celery, 1 bell pepper (Holy Trinity)
Saute in the sausage drippings and remove.
Add a little butter and about 1/2 cup of flour and brown over med. heat (careful not to burn rue) Keep is loose by adding more oil or butter.
Add slowly chicken or fish stock and wisk. I use shrimp shells for my fish stock. Add Old Bay seasoning to taste and hot sauce to taste.
Add about half of a package of frozen non-breaded okra,
2 14oz. cans of diced tomato and all of the Holy Trinity and sausage and simmer 20 minutes.
Add 1 lb. of peeled shrimp, 1 lb of diced sturdy fish and 1 package of fresh oysters (optional)
Serve over white rice and enjoy! Don’t forget a basket of crackers and hot sauce on the side.
I made sausage sandwiches the other day with Italian sausage. Poached them until the water dried and then sauteed them with garlic, shallots, tomatoes and peppers. Sliced the sausage in half and put the pepper mix and sausage on a toasted hoagie roll with melted cheese. Simple and fast.
I KNOW! Right?!? - Who Knew?
In honor(I should make this again)
From the 1986 Kahlua Recipe Book
Kahlua Creamy Fudge
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 jar (7oz) marshmallow creme
2/3 cup evap milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Kahlua
2 cups semi-sweet choc pieces
1 cup milk chocolate pieces
2/3 cup chopped nuts
1 tsp vanilla
Line 8 in baking pan with foil. In 2qt saucepan combine:sugar,marshmallow, milk, butter, Kahlua and salt
Bring to rapid boil, stirring constantly for 5 min.
Remove from heat; add all chocolate, stir until melted.
Add nuts and vanilla
Turn into prepared pan - Refrigerate until firm.
Makes 2 3/4 lbs.
That much? Maybe I shouldn't make this again!
20 years ago - no big thing to gorge on fudge - now? not so much...
I think I’ll go git me some AlkaSeltzer. Those look like they could do you right in.
FYI, the thighs were preseasoned with Mexican spices but you can always rinse them off to remove some of the flavor or use them as is in a Chinese dish as those flavors blend well enough. I passed up the bone-in thighs for limit 2 $1/lb but some people wouldn't realize it wasn't the same savings what with having to pay for the bones.
Over the past few months, I've noticed that my HEB store (only store in town) is always out of some of the weekly ad specials. It used to be a good local chain but something has changed. Yeah, HEB, I'm calling you out. The same store over in the next town is also having that problem so I don't know what's up. It's a not only aggravating that it's not there, but when so many around here live in the country and have to limit grocery runs, it a real pain. This week it was $1 cauliflower.
My great-grandmother’s oatmeal cookie recipe. Do oatmeal and walnuts count as vegetables?
Grandma D’s Prize Oatmeal Cookies
2 c sugar
1 c butter
1 tsp soda (baking powder)
1/8 tsp salt
Add: 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips (or 1/2 and 1/2)
Mix: 2 c oatmeal (or 1 c oatmeal & 1 c walnuts)
2 1/2 c flour
Cream the first group, add the raisins or chips, then mix the oatmeal (and walnuts if substituted) and flour together and add to rest.
Roll into balls, flatten, bake 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
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Love zucchini bread but it's pricey this time of year (nearly $2/lb). If you were wise and picked up after-holiday sales on canned sweet potatoes, you can substitute those for pumpkin in pies and breads as the taste is practically identical.
Regarding last week’s notice of Canned Goods Month - nope, never did see any sales. Did anyone?
A friendly heads up on pre-seasoned meats in ‘some’ grocery stores....’some’
Many meat departments, instead of reducing the packages of fresh meats getting close to code (or if they have too much at once hitting a date)- will open and pre-season the meat to cover the ‘getting close to funkiness’ smell. Same with fish departments.
I’ve witnessed it done in the backrooms many times.
Again - in some chains and more rampant in small operations.
A hint to watch out for - if the store randomly has pre-seasoned meats (instead of a dedicated section daily with a nice variety)it’s most likely going on.
The Old settlers beans recipe that I posted has way more sugar in it than I would use.
I had forgotten just how good something that simple could be!