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#1436789 Supper

Posted by voyager on 18 January 2019 - 02:06 AM

Green salad


Escarole meatball cranberry bean soup.    Rainy day food.



#1436657 Supper

Posted by voyager on 16 January 2019 - 01:32 AM

Aligot and sausage.    Garlicky mashed potatoes whipped with almost equal weight cheese.    Husband does the honors, beating the potatoes until the cheese breaks down and sheets.



Not correct but delicious and no TSA lines.


#1436614 Supper

Posted by voyager on 15 January 2019 - 01:33 AM

Gringo mu shu pork.


Pancakes: two flour/water dough patties, brushed with sesame oil, pressed together then rolled out into a 5-6" round.   Stovetop baked in an ungreased iron pan.


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Separated into two crepes.   Only one side browned.



Pork, veg and egg woked, portioned onto crepes spread with hoisin sauce. 

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Not your nai nai's, but she wasn't available tonight.

#1436466 Supper

Posted by voyager on 10 January 2019 - 12:52 AM

Thanks to nudge by joe.   Pasta fazool.   Not as well sourced as his.    Substituted wrong pantry pasta.    Still not bad.   Husband had "threes".



#1436412 Supper

Posted by voyager on 09 January 2019 - 01:21 AM

Super retro supper.    Iceberg wedges with pickled onion ranch.    And then, trumpet fanfare, famous MFF sooflay.    It's really sweet.   

#1436318 Supper

Posted by voyager on 07 January 2019 - 02:52 AM

Scorched sprouts with drizzle of Momofuku ranch



Housemade strascinati (eggless macaroni)



Sauced with seared prawns, tomato, onion, sorrel, basil, onion, white wine, butter.



Again, comfort food on a blustery evening.  

#1436224 Supper

Posted by voyager on 05 January 2019 - 12:55 AM

Faux-grandma's chicken noodle soup.    


Hand rolled and cut egg noodles.    Sneak might call them "pot pie" had they been cut square.



Broth and meat from boiled up roast carcass.  




"Waste not, want not" comfort food.

#1436153 Supper

Posted by voyager on 03 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

Indeed! And no need to lift weights if you're horsing a filled 22 qt. pot around.

#1436150 Annoyances

Posted by voyager on 03 January 2019 - 03:24 PM

While the government shutdown has undoubtedly halted many important functions, the only ones hitting the news are overflowing garbage cans at federal tourist sites. Where do these outraged visitors think the trash comes from?
Certainly they were never taught the "Pack it in, pack it out" mantra.

#1436005 Bread

Posted by voyager on 28 December 2018 - 08:57 PM

Walnut bread, using 18hr method and proportions, substituting green walnut wine for 2/3 the liquid and increasing yeast to 1/2 teaspoon, ton of walnuts.   All else the same.   




#1435957 Dinner Party Menus

Posted by voyager on 26 December 2018 - 02:40 AM

That is spectacular voyager!

Thanks, but no, it was really pretty sloppy.   But it was joyous to create and not bad consuming.    Memorable enough to be demanded year after year.   

#1435927 Dinner Party Menus

Posted by voyager on 25 December 2018 - 04:33 PM

Yorkshire resolved: tripled the recipe and split between two 10 x 13 Corning pans.    Perfect...except that son took kids for a walk to wear off some energy and they got sucked into a Gap 60% off sale.   I texted them that they'd better get home fast or face 60% deflated Yorkshire.


But the kids were once again entranced with the construction of the croquembouche.   They all helped, filling and choosing placement of puffs.    Son did the gluing and spinning.



They usually take home about a third, but somehow we ate the whole thing.  


ETA, son wants to double the size next year.   Not sure this is a good idea.   Will report.

#1435837 Things I wish someone had told me

Posted by voyager on 23 December 2018 - 12:41 AM

Still chuckling, yesterday at the kids' school's "grandparents day", a 4-5 year old Elsa in a well worn Disney dress sidled up to me and asked, "Are you old?" I answered, "Oh, you betcha!" She wandered off.

#1435835 Things I wish someone had told me

Posted by voyager on 22 December 2018 - 11:48 PM

Sorry if this has already been addressed, but there is a lot of wisdom on this board that needs to be shared.


Fraternal twins,, 7 year old, mother and au pair came over today to trim the tree.   Arrived staving; no surprise.   Wolfed 3 slices of poteca each with a half-gallon of milk before embarking on project.   


Tree decently clad, they needed lunch.    Sliced up some pears and apples, found some clementines.   Boiled up some mini-farfale, tossed with homemade red sauce.   


Attention veered to setting up their 'tea shop" in the living room.    Boxes of fake food, small serving pieces, tablets for taking orders, jar of pennies for purchases.    About half hour.


Behavior going south before their mother and I steered them toward the door.    


A lovely holiday afternoon... but...


MORAL:   IF YOU PLAN TO HAVE KIDS, DO SO EARLY ENOUGH SO THAT YOU WILL NOT BE GERIATRIC GRANDPARENTS.    i.e., grandparenting in your 50s sounds about right.


#1435799 Holiday baking

Posted by voyager on 22 December 2018 - 02:53 AM

Potecak 2018




Toast slices in teflon pan, smeer with vanilla butter.