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Old 11-15-2009, 09:53 AM
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What else is in it goat? Details!!
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:23 AM
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This afternoon I am making roasted chicken breasts, fresh green beans with new potatoes and carrots.

I am about to make a chocolate pie so it can set in the refrigerator. I mix chocolate pudding and cream cheese and I am putting it in a ready made chocolate cookie pie crust and topping it with cool whip.

Can you tell I like chocolate?!
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:29 AM
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today I am recommitting to health food (sorry it took so long kbam, I had lots of yummies to finish in the fridge first). So the grocery store trip will be focused on fresh greens, fruit, whole grains and lean proteins, and dinners will be of said materials haha. I am a little sad, but in the last 2 months I went from losing, to maintaining, to barely maintaining, so its back to business now.

tonight will probably be lentil soup, no ham hocks haha
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:30 AM
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beef roast with potatoes and carrots in crock pot (i rub my seasonings along with some worstechire sauce and oil on the beef and brown it in a pan first before the crock - keeps it juicy and a pretty color)

no dessert over here, i'm sugared out after baking cookies all day yesterday..

but your chocolate pie IS tempting
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:56 AM
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Hubby out of town, so cooking 4 myself.
Fried potatoes, with freash garlic and chopped onions, lg pot of mixed beans, (navy and pinto), with sliced tomotoes. One of my favorite meals. Eating meat almost always makes me feel heavy. Trying cut back on the meat.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:06 PM
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That pie sounds pretty good b-girl.........I am sure it is low calorie....

That sounds like a healthy meal TC........

I am doing a pot roast today with baby carrots and potatoes........hope it comes out ok.....I have been eating junk all day, cashews, pistachios, nachos, cheese, pepperoni, I did have an apple!! Have you guys ever had a Honey Crisp apple? I can only get them this time of year............they are to die for. really crispy and a real good flavor. YUM.

Still looking for some different crockpot ideas!!
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:40 PM
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I absolutely LOVE honeycrisp apples. The first time I tried one was about 3-4 years ago and every fall I wait for them. They are alway more expensive than other apples but totally worth it!! Honeycrisp is the perfect name for them. BTW, pot roast sounds great! We are having a frozen pizza, loaded up with all sorts of extras. Cheap & good. :-)
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ViciousCycle View Post
Still looking for some different crockpot ideas!!
I just googled crockpot recipes and a TON of stuff came up. Give it a try. It may take DAYS.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:48 PM
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I apologize for deviating, but I couldn't get online last night -
and I'd like to share what happened...

and it *is* all aobut the dinner!

I was invited to a friend's house
he had several friends in from out of town
they had a Harvest Celebration
(they're Native Americans)
because they won't be celebrating
the 'traditional T'giving...

I asked the fella
if I was invited because I'm a mixed blood
or only becuse he'd heard about
my infamous 'majick 'taters"
(whipped mashed potatos with tons of stuff in 'em)

he said "both."

LOL!~

so we had

elk roast w/onions & carrots
majick 'taters
corn
buffalo drippings gravy
sweet potatos steamed with tomatos
fry bread (traditional)


to digest,
we loaded up in the car
and caught the 8:00 meeting,

came back and had
vanilla ice cream
cherry pie.

freaking AWESOME!
and the entire evening -
didn't turn on the tv once.
no computer
just invigorating conversation
just like
'in the olden days'...

LOL!
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:04 PM
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Barb, Real fry bread!! I love it. First tasted it when we honeymooned in AZ back in 98. Now we live about 30 miles from a town primarily populated by Native Americans from the Siletz tribe. Every August they have an outdoor PowWow and everyone is invited. They have tons of food and other stalls. First thing I do when I get there is get my FRY BREAD sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. I look forward to it every year. Elk roast sounds awesome! Did you get to take any leftovers? Mmmmmmm..........
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:19 PM
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we also had a bunch of asparagus... but there was already so much food - we just decided not to cook it!
(you know how it is - you get that green veggie' syndrome drilled in yer head & it's hard to let a meal go by without em!)

****I KNOW***** (fry bread)
I only recently found out we can buy the dough in the grocery store up here!

I really can't decide what part of the evening I enjoyed the most :

cooking w/ so many cooks using the same stove
the menu
the meeting
the conversation
the dessert!

I looked up -
and it was 1:45am!
And THEY were going to watch a movie!
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:22 PM
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sounds magic=)

I look very forward to a sober gathering some day (other than a meeting that is haha)

My "good diet" dinner went out the window when guests showed up :P we are having tri tip, spinach salad and garlic bread.
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Originally Posted by ViciousCycle View Post
Still looking for some different crockpot ideas!!
I use my crock pots a lot (notice the plural? ha )... Here's one, it's how I make enchiladas:

Cube up some steak or chicken or pork and sear it with sazon (a goya seasoning -- it's pretty good, especially with red meats). Chop up onions and garlic and throw it in there too. Once it's seared and caramelized throw it in the crock pot. Add a can of pimentos and a can of red enchilada sauce.

Let that cook all day.

Then, about half an hour before feeding time, add a cup or two of shredded cheese to the crock pot and stir it up. Then spoon it out into flour tortillas and roll them up into a large rectangular casserole dish. Once the dish is full, open another can of red enchilada sauce and spread it on top. Then dump another cup or two of shredded cheese on top. Then toss it in a medium oven to melt the cheese.

I like to fry up plantains to go with it. Oh, and homemade salsa and chips. So much better than regular salsa.

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:53 AM
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Goat, I love your recipes.
You sound like you can sure cook.
I love the last recipe and think I'll try it tonight.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:23 AM
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Fry bread tacos may be the most perfect food I've ever consumed.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:14 PM
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This thread makes me hungry.

Dinner at Goat's house tonight everyone!!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:46 PM
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I would seriously love to have every one of you over to eat at my place I really enjoy cooking for people.

Sadly, these days I usually just have my kids to cook for, and that only on weekends... And you know how kids are -- all they want is mac & cheese (blech).

Haha, I recall making beef wellington for my kids and me a few months ago. Entirely from scratch, with good filets. They looked at me like I just arrived by starship from the horsehead nebula!

It was one of the best things I have ever eaten, though, if I do say so

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Old 11-16-2009, 07:50 PM
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Haha, I recall making beef wellington for my kids and me a few months ago. Entirely from scratch, with good filets. They looked at me like I just arrived by starship from the horsehead nebula!

It was one of the best things I have ever eaten, though, if I do say so
Wow! I'm impressed. I consider myself a pretty decent cook but beef wellington has never come out too well for me. Either the pastry is soggy, I overcook the meat or SOMETHING!. What's your secret for keeping the crust from getting mushy?
Tonite I made chicken scallopine with a mustard cream sauce, with rice on the side. Turned out yummy.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:55 PM
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Wow! I'm impressed. I consider myself a pretty decent cook but beef wellington has never come out too well for me. Either the pastry is soggy, I overcook the meat or SOMETHING!. What's your secret for keeping the crust from getting mushy?
Tonite I made chicken scallopine with a mustard cream sauce, with rice on the side. Turned out yummy.
That DOES sound yummy!

I think I lucked out on the mushiness, actually.

I went really easy on the sauce when I wrapped the meat in the puff pastry.

Also, I seared the meat before I wrapped it... that probably helped too!

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:04 PM
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you know what, now that I think about it I recall the following:

I seared the meat, then deglazed the pan with water (you're supposed to use wine but if I keep wine around the house for cooking I will eventually drink it), then added the mushrooms and some flour and brought it back to a boil...

THEN, once I got it boiling and stirred up I was irritated at myself because I had put in too much flour.

I'll bet that flour helped to gel the juice from the meat and keep the pastry from getting too soggy.

Like I said, it was totally luck. It was the first (and so far the only) time I've tried making it.

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