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What's for Dinner #327-The Scotland Votes Edition!

Eager to hear deets once you make the pumpkin sauce. I'm always looking for ways to use up winter squash.

34 minutes ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

I think I saw a mouse in frying pan....throw out or clean it?

Or snakes

about 3 hours ago
tcamp in Not About Food

Have you ever used a Pressure Cooker?

No, I haven't but I will give it a try with some rock hard pears I have on hand.

I like the CP when I'm not going to be home for dinner too. I can throw something together for the hungry masses before leaving for work and dinner is there waiting for them.

about 4 hours ago
tcamp in Cookware

Question about a tube pan

I have the one with the feet and I believe it is an angel food cake. Anyway, I use it for other types of cakes that specify bundt pans. I like that it is easy to get the cake out of the pan by gently pressing the bottom insert.

about 4 hours ago
tcamp in Cookware

I think I saw a mouse in frying pan....throw out or clean it?

That.Is.Awesome.

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Not About Food

bone broth not getting gelatinous

Suddenly I have a burning desire to make my next stock purple...

I love the yellow onion trick and have been doing that for years. Also throw some into hardboiled eggs for spouse's benefit.

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month October 2014

Perfect time of year for Jewish Food!

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Synthetic Food?

Plus, since anyone (in theory) can raise chickens, the revenue potential is limited. Where is the (investor) fun in that?

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Food Media & News

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Is this what you mean by a petal pan? I think I need one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/25038441...

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Defrosting Zucchini Cakes

Frozen after cooking, right? I freeze latkes every fall and just pop them straight into a 425 F oven on baking sheets and they heat perfect. Even though your zuke cakes are thicker, I think the same approach would work.

about 22 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Synthetic Food?

Too bad all of those creative minds aren't putting their expertise to good work curing disease or addressing global climate change. I prefer my food as little processed as possible so I'll just stick with regular eggs, thankyouverymuch.

about 23 hours ago
tcamp in Food Media & News

Have you ever used a Pressure Cooker?

What do you like to make? Although I have and use both, I'm happier with pressure cooked meals. I find the PC to be the perfect way to make beans from dried. That said, there are some staples I always make in the CP, for example applesauce and chicken stock.

about 24 hours ago
tcamp in Cookware

Favorite brown bag lunches that don't require reheating

Falafel salad is my current favorite. Bed of lettuce/other green (romaine and mizuna this week) topped with various items - lightly pickled cucumber, radish, pickled beets, chickpeas, falafel balls, cubed feta, HB egg, tomatoes, eggplant salad, etc. Bring a tahini dressing and toss when I'm ready to eat.

Today I had room temp grilled eggplant and steak, cubed and tossed with a cilantro chutney purchased from the freezer section of an indian grocery.

about 24 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Favorite brown bag lunches that don't require reheating

Same here. Except for soup, which I like hot, I will eat the things you mention at room temp. I either leave them in the lunch bag until I eat or pull out of the fridge a couple of hours before I plan to eat.

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Have you ever used a Pressure Cooker?

10 to 13 minutes, depending on size of the 'choke and my mood.

1 day ago
tcamp in Cookware

What's for Dinner #327-The Scotland Votes Edition!

LOL, it was much better than I was expecting, I have to say. Plus, I love that when you order a glass of wine (in the cafe line), they fill it absolutely to the brim. Cheap AND plentiful!

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Have you ever used a Pressure Cooker?

It is the only way I can make steamed artichokes and for that I use cold water release.

1 day ago
tcamp in Cookware

ISO Fancy, elegant plated dessert

Those caught my eye earlier. I am scared of the phyllo crusts but I am sure you can pull it off swimmingly.

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #327-The Scotland Votes Edition!

Not much weekend cooking for me. Friday was peanuts and coffee at a HS football game, Saturday some not bad baked fish and steamed cauliflower at MIL's retirement home. Brought back the leftover steamed spinach and repurposed for breakfast the next day with butter, soy sauce and a fried egg. Baked a bunch of oatmeal raisin cookies for the week's lunches.

Sunday evening got it together for grilled steaks and big salad with CSA mizuna, carrots, slivered red pepper, and blue cheese dressing.

Tonight, leftover steak turned into burritos plus spanish(ish) rice, and pressure cooked pintos.

Beautiful early fall weather here in the DMV. Cooler today, yay!

ISO Fancy, elegant plated dessert

The menu cries out for citrus, IMHO. What about something like this?

http://relish.com/recipes/candied-ora...

I am sure you could plate much more elegantly than shown.

Or this:

http://www.dixiecrystals.com/recipes/...

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

I made Vanishing Oatmeal cookies over the weekend as a youth group snack. No nuts but raisins. Despite my 12 year old berating me for making something that "no kids will eat" because they're "so lame, mom," they were devoured. Lots of texture and not overly sweet. I cut back a little on the sugar and sometimes substitute other dried fruits if I'm so inclined.

http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and...

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Make-ahead appetizers/snacks to be served at room temp for 25, including vegetarians

Cheese straws are a good idea. Your mention of them reminds me of this recipe that ran locally last year. I've made them several times and they're always gobbled up.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/reci...

Sep 19, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #327-The Scotland Votes Edition!

Lunch was the last of a spicy sausage soup I made for dinner a few nights ago. I love soup for lunch.

Tonight, bleak prospects. I'm accompanying the HS marching band to an away football game. Unless the concession stand has much better offerings than average (possible, it is in a toney location), I'll be having coffee for dinner.

Sep 19, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Soup inspiration- soupspiration?

I like pureed soups for freezing: refried bean, butternut squash and roasted chile, and moong dal are fall/winter favorites.

Sep 19, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Soup inspiration- soupspiration?

Second this. I like this simple version of moong dal and it does freeze well. I like it pureed and not too thick.

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/10...

Sep 19, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Have you ever used a Pressure Cooker?

What is the cute little CI skillet in the background? How do you use it?

Sep 19, 2014
tcamp in Cookware

Help - low-carb LOW BUDGET diabetic-friendly meals?

A slew of great ideas here. In my area, the korean megamarts are where I go to load up on vegetables for very reasonable prices. When things are on sale, do what you can to preserve them, for instance kimchee when cabbage is dirt cheap. Then make soup out of it with soft tofu and perhaps an egg.

If you're (the OP, that is) in a decent climate zone, grow greens to supplement what you buy. I live in an urban setting with no yard but grow lettuce in the spring and fall and have kale in my flower boxes that grows all summer long.

Sep 19, 2014
tcamp in Special Diets

Make-ahead appetizers/snacks to be served at room temp for 25, including vegetarians

If you are still swimming in cherry tomatoes like I am, then use 'em. For two events recently I made cherry tomatoes stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese and boursin, topped with a bacon shard or black olive piece and a few basil slivers. Not terribly imaginative but really good.

Sep 19, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

That sweet potato thing looks fantastic. I'd like to give that a try.

Sep 18, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

Travelling. For about 14 years, we spent every turkey day in South Carolina at the beach. Have skipped the past few years but this year we're going back and sharing the holiday with my sister and her family. We usually have the same basics which is fine with me as they are all great. We also have a traditional Costco shopping trip which is almost as fun as the meal. Other than that, a week of biking and eating as much seafood as possible.

Sep 18, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking