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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Chicken with mole poblano and a salad.
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Old 03.11.2014, 22:27
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Costolette milanese, truffle risotto, brussels sprouts.

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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Chargrilled gammon with parsnip, potatoe and bacon rosti, poached egg and mustard hollandaise.
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Old 06.11.2014, 23:33
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Mushroom pizza; finally getting the hang of making the base and rolling it out square.
Probably too much cheese
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Old 06.11.2014, 23:40
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Okay must admit this was made a few weeks ago. Breakfast for dinner...My attempt at a full English for the better half. Figure it is just missing the blood pudding...
It is the metzgete season here so you can buy Blutwurst all over the place; content is runnier and lighter colour than black pudding but passable!

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Old 07.11.2014, 09:25
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It is the metzgete season here so you can buy Blutwurst all over the place; content is runnier and lighter colour than black pudding but passable!

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Yes, we like it but have trouble keeping them from exploding!

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Old 07.11.2014, 20:08
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Sausage and veal gumbo, with red rice.

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Old 07.11.2014, 20:13
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Yes, we like it but have trouble keeping them from exploding!

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I've never had one explode. Are you boiling them or something?
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Old 07.11.2014, 20:22
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I've never had one explode. Are you boiling them or something?
Pan or oven.

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It is the metzgete season here so you can buy Blutwurst all over the place; content is runnier and lighter colour than black pudding but passable!

Good attempt
I had to google what metzgete was. Not my cup of tea but I believe the better half might really enjoy it. I may have to find some and attempt another proper fry up a la a bit o Swiss. Thanks for the info! I'll try to post a picture if I manage to pull it off.
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

La soupe à l'oignon avec croûtons Gruyères

French onion soup with Gruyère croutons.

Actually, before this I have never had a proper French onion soup (only packet powdered stuff - of course it's not the same). Seen pictures of it, and seen a couple of other friends make it (and their photos).

The recipe I found and used didn't have some ingredients that I heard would normally be included. For mine I just used all brown onions, no red onions. Some recipes call for sherry to be added, but I just added a dry white wine (a French Chardonnay). Some recipes also call for bay leaf, but the recipe I was following didn't ask for it and I couldn't find any bay leaf at the supermarket (notwithstanding the pot-au-feu melange packs, but I didn't check them for specific herbs either). One other thing I find unusual is that I couldn't find any liquid stock in the supermarket - there was only bouillon cubes and powder.

Turned out alright IMO. Sweet, soft onions, backed by the beef bouillon. I was surprised that a kilo of chopped onions didn't seem to yield all that much soup in the end. I also deviated from most recipes by adding some milk in the end to give a creamier taste and appearance. The most tiresome part of the whole process was the cooking of the onions; medium heat, the first stage was the cook down the onions until they were soft, and then the more patience-intensive stage of cooking and stirring them constantly until they started to turn slightly brown (I ended up adding a bit more sugar than recommended by the recipe).
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Hmmm...my dinner was a hard choice from leftovers from week's worth of dinner making, sheer bliss. Tomato soup, turkey curry and rice, spicy pumpkin soup, chicken bolognese and spagetti, Manor had some really good cheese on sale for that, it was lovely. Fridge full of leftovers ties me over through sleepless study nights. Nuts and tea, tangerines. Bootcamp props.

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Old 09.11.2014, 10:39
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I couldn't find any bay leaf at the supermarket.
Umm, they grow on trees.

Which reminds me, I need to pick some.

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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Last night, i made picadillo - (hope i spelled it correctly) - a cuban inspired stew of ground beef, tomatoes, spices, rasins and olives. Tonight, a version of moussaka - Greek eggplant casserole.

You can buy small trees (loribeer?) for your own supply of bay leaves. I have to move mine to a protected spot for the winter.

I make lots of onion soup, first browning the onions in butter and oil, adding a bit of marsala to caramelize and then chicken stock (i make my own every few weeks). Thyme and rosemary, salt, pepper. We like it, though it might be sweeter than others prefer.
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Moussaka is defo my fav, I put chubrica in it, makes the eggplant, veg, sauce and meat mix divine when baked. I put it in salads, soups and sauces, as well..yum.

I should plan Moussaka for this week, it makes for a lovely hearty warming dish. And subsequent work lunches, yay.

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I've never used chubrica. Will have to try some. I had to look it up - summer savory or bohnenkraut?
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

I will send you a sample, have an extra, it's not even a frank. Yeah, mainly Sariette ( Bohnensumfin), but they put celery root in it, too, dried onion and garlic, thyme, oregano me thinks, too. It's magic. It's a very meaty spice, does the job of MSG without the nastiness, totally Bio. People will keep knocking on your door to be fed again

These kinds of mixes are actually not only used for hedonistic palate affairs but are medicinal as well, herbalists will wax on Sariette for ever.
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Re: Tonight's dinner?

Monday night's Marvelous Mediterranean Chicken (chicken breast chunks, assorted cherry tomatoes, pitted Kalamata olives, certain herbs/seasoning, olive oil) over Arborio rice that was cooked in chicken stock, topped with a crumble of Feta, green beans, salad, bread and butter and a glass of Cotes du Rhone.
After dinner/dessert--- a mug of hot chai and a few Lotus/Biscoff/Speculoos biscuits.
Food coma has now set in..........
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I've never used chubrica. Will have to try some. I had to look it up - summer savory or bohnenkraut?
It's on its way, lemi know if it arrived or if it was suspicious to the mail men..

I put it in today's lovely leek soup (leek, bacon, potatoes, egg, chicken stock). And croutons home baked on course salt, olive oil, thyme.
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I put it in today's lovely leek soup (leek, bacon, potatoes, egg, chicken stock). And croutons home baked on course salt, olive oil, thyme.
When I make leek soup, it's leeks, potatoes, water, salt.

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