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Euodiachloris Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Sep 5th 2017 at 3:23:35 PM

[up]Karoo lamb pie can be done with mutton or goat. Also lamb and apricot sosaties work with goat and can marinate forever, if you need to get the meat nicely tenderised. Related: any tika marinade you can use will do wonders, be the meat used for kebabs or curry.

Also, look up Caribean recipes for goat. Get your jerk on! grin

TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Sep 5th 2017 at 6:35:14 PM

Caribbean Goat sounds amusing and tasty. Apparently you can somewhat treat it like beef though they suggest marinating it to tenderize the meat.

My three favourite kitchen devices are my toaster oven, my rice cooker, and my slow cooker.

edited 5th Sep '17 11:52:04 PM by TuefelHundenIV

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KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Sep 24th 2017 at 7:23:29 PM

It's surprisingly difficult to find a franks-and-beans recipe that will actually work with plain old non-baked, non-fried canned red beans. Made a decent attempt tonight with ketchup, barbecue sauce, worcestershire, and bourbon, but it came out a little scorched and nowhere near the consistency I was looking for. Any suggestions?

OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Sep 24th 2017 at 7:40:44 PM

If it's canned beans, the scorching only means the heat was waaay too high. Franks don't need a lot of cooking either.

Needs more liquid maybe too, to make it all sauce up. I'd try adding some stock by 1/3 cupfuls until you reach a good consistency. So, franks first, cut up, into a pot. Then onions chopped. Brown it all together, turn heat to medium low and then add canned beans (drained) ketchup and worcestershire sauce and whatever else. Salt as necessary, and begin adding stock and stirring util it all simmers together. little bit of stock at a time, 1/3 cupful at the most. let it all bubble, then enjoy.

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Watchman of the Apocalypse
Sep 26th 2017 at 4:28:07 PM

Seconding the too much heat and also possibly not enough liquid in the mix. I kept burning my brown sauces because I had the heat up too much. My white sauces because of too little liquid at first.

edited 26th Sep '17 4:31:46 PM by TuefelHundenIV

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TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Sep 26th 2017 at 4:46:36 PM

I'm thinking about making slow-cooker chili with macaroni. Should I add some extra water for the pasta to soak up, or should it be okay as is?

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OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Sep 26th 2017 at 9:27:14 PM

I would honestly cook the macaroni separately and add at the end. Noodles in slow cooker don't usually work out, and macaroni only takes ten minutes.

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Oct 2nd 2017 at 11:47:26 PM

Tonight seems to highlight another successful experiment. Using some bamboo steam baskets I cooked a batch of oven ready biscuits. Not only did they turn out but they passed interiors cooked test. They smelled pretty good towards the end. It changed the texture of the biscuits exterior but they seem somehow lighter and fluffier than if I had oven baked them.

This opens up future opportunities now that I know I can use this method to cook biscuit dough.

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OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Oct 3rd 2017 at 1:17:59 PM

ooh interesting!

I bet you could make some cool stuff using dough and veggies or meat, like little dumpling pockets.

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Watchman of the Apocalypse
Oct 3rd 2017 at 4:00:18 PM

Ori: I got the idea from suggestions on making easy meat buns and even sweet bean paste buns. This was me testing the feasibility of it before I committed to any experiment. I am going to try making meat buns tonight.

edited 3rd Oct '17 4:03:07 PM by TuefelHundenIV

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OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Oct 3rd 2017 at 11:04:34 PM

-researching bamboo steamer baskets- intriiiiguing

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Euodiachloris Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Oct 4th 2017 at 2:41:59 AM

[up]I foresee dumplings in your fuuuture. *wiggle fingers*

edited 4th Oct '17 2:45:13 AM by Euodiachloris

TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Oct 4th 2017 at 2:45:17 AM

In general the buns were a success. I made a gravy like sauce out of remaining broth to dribble on the buns. The contents were pork, peas, and chopped broccoli. Mushed that mix together and rolled them in biscuits.

The process obviously needs some refining as in better stuffing mixes, different sauces, and better bun creation but in general it works.

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OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Oct 4th 2017 at 1:20:05 PM

I feel like with some cabbage, a touch of ginger paste and some soy sauce and things, maybe some pork you could make some really good spring buns.

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Oct 5th 2017 at 4:42:10 PM

My biggest hurdle was fitting enough into the bun to make it worth it. I think I need to break out the rolling pin next time to properly flatten the biscuits. My missus thought they were good but wanted a different sauce. So my next go will work at making the dough spread out enough to engulf a proper spoonful of stuff. Sauce is an easy fix as I can just make my Stir Fryish brown sauce with a little thickening into a dipping sauce.

I think the next contents will include some garlic, another chopped meat, and at least one other veggie of some sort minced up for proper stuffing.

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Euodiachloris Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Oct 6th 2017 at 4:01:44 AM

[up]Go fusion some time: curry bunnies with mango, brinjal (eggplant) or lime chutney. smile

TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Oct 22nd 2017 at 8:24:33 PM

I keep getting this image/taste in my mind of a grilled cheese sandwich with macaroni inside, but "cook pasta, then make grilled sandwich" is more work than I would really ever put in for dinner.

Also at the moment, the craving includes chili sauce mixed in with the cheese.

Something more in my reach: tonight I sprinkled some shreded cheddar between the budget cheese-reminiscent sandwich slices in one of my grilled cheese sandwiches, and I was surprised just how much cheesier the result was.

And I still miss the sandwiches I'd order on campus. Grilled ham and cheese with mozarella, provolone, bacon, and mushrooms. Cost one and a half times my whole meal plan lunch allowance, but damn that was good stuff.

edited 22nd Oct '17 8:26:38 PM by TParadox

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TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Oct 24th 2017 at 5:35:19 PM

Those do sound tasty.

My latest stuffed bun experiment kind of flopped and turned into adhoc pizza instead. I made up a stuffing mix of beef cooked in broth with a little left in, spinach, and cream cheese blended in. The idea was to create a large roll with a nice tasty interior. Well the biscuit dough didn't want to keep coherent with the warm mix after being rolled out so I wound up creating a sort of plate with raised edges and topping it with some shredded sharp cheddar. My wife liked it and liked the mix.

I think I need to try a different kind of dough. I am thinking maybe the kind of dough you use to make sour dough rolls would hold up better and be a little easier to make into pouches.

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Cailleach Studious Girl from Purgatory Relationship Status: Love blinded me (with science!)
Studious Girl
Oct 29th 2017 at 12:14:04 PM

I really need to start keeping track of my recipes. Because I know that I know a ton, but every time I have to make food I'm like, "wait a second, what do I know how to cook?"

OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Oct 29th 2017 at 10:24:05 PM

Eventually you will hit this really cool spot of knowledge where you know enough about everything to not really need a full-on recipe. You can just kinda throw stuff together and 85% of the time it's not garbage. (Unfortunately, my percentile went drastically down when I had kiddos but that's a whole other ball game)

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Cailleach Studious Girl from Purgatory Relationship Status: Love blinded me (with science!)
Studious Girl
Oct 30th 2017 at 4:53:26 AM

I'm that way now, like I haven't used a written recipe in forever. But my problem is I'll throw something together, it'll taste great, but then I'll never write it down and forget it forever. And then when there's a night I just want to cook something I already know, my mind goes blank.

Bur Chaotic Neutral from Flyover Country Relationship Status: Not war
Oct 30th 2017 at 7:25:12 AM

I always turn to recipes for cooking times. I do roasts so rarely that I can’t remember for the life of me how long per pound to cook something that isn’t a “low and slow for three hours” ordeal.

i. hear. a. sound.
OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Oct 30th 2017 at 5:29:47 PM

Oh that's true, Bur. I do have a hard time with meats and still have to look it up on occasion.

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TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Oct 30th 2017 at 7:19:25 PM

I am similar in that regard as well. I use recipes to reference what I need to do as well as a suggested ingredients list and what I need to do in a general sense.

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OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Oct 30th 2017 at 7:27:38 PM

In terms of 'remembering' recipes, if your phone has a notes app and you have a good feeling, start texting in notes.

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