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What's for Dinner #316 - the Hot August Night edition

Will be delicious! I usually saute/caramelize the onions a bit before adding the squash...and as much water as you need to stew/steam to your satisfaction.

about 6 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #316 - the Hot August Night edition

Re: Yellow Squash

I think you would call it a stew of sorts. Everything is soft, but not mushy. Cooked in butter 99% of the time. Bacon drippings are good....just a different flavor. ~ Another method is to continue to slowly cook for a long period of time until the squash/onions are a very dark yellow orange. Sugar is often added when using this method. It's very tasty, but not something we do here at Twin Oaks that often. Another method used on occasion is cook them till they are soft....mash the daylights out of them ;) ... mix with corn meal to make a batter of sorts...pat them out and fry in a small amount of oil and you have squash patties. ~~ A quick saute of yellow, and zucchini with onion and mushrooms is delicious as well.

about 9 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #316 - the Hot August Night edition

I vote for bourbon, and a little Suzi TLC.

1 day ago
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Your best tomato recipes please - worthy of the tastiest specimens!

+ 1

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #316 - the Hot August Night edition

No. However I did drive the chuck wagon today. We made 14 miles.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #316 - the Hot August Night edition

Supper tonight was mostly "refrigerator scraps". Known in some circles as left overs. Consisting of the following.

Pink-eye purple hull peas with snaps.
Yellow squash with Vidalia onions.
Fresh Boiled Okra.
Chicken Piccata.
Pork Chop in gravy.
Fresh slices of tomato, and cucumber.
Pods of Cayenne Pepper.

And if that wasn't enough...Fried green tomatoes.

I'm stuffed!!

1 day ago
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Your best tomato recipes please - worthy of the tastiest specimens!

Slices of vine ripe tomatoes.
Two slices of bread.
Mayonnaise. Preferably Duke's.
Salt & Pepper.

Liberally apply mayonnaise to both sides of the bread.
Place tomato slices on bread to cover. Salt & Pepper to taste.

If you did it right, you'll have tomato juice/mayonnaise dripping off your elbows. :)

The addition of lettuce and bacon is nice. As is a fried egg.

1 day ago
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"dump" recipes??

<<<<I call it "free-styling", and by its very nature, impromptu cooking is inimical to *recipe-sharing*>>>>.

Don't ask me why, but when I read this the first thing that popped into my mind was....Skinny Dippin! LOL

Jul 28, 2014
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First time making potato salad, question about the potatos

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Jul 26, 2014
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First time making potato salad, question about the potatos

Bake the potatoes.

Jul 26, 2014
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Attention Chefs: Can we all agree that bacon is over?

No, no, no :) That kind of gravy has bulk sausage only. I know this stuff :)

Plus A One Rat Cheer!!!

Jul 25, 2014
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Cast Iron - a Cautionary tale.

Cracked Pot. Unsuccessful/impossible attempt at welding.

Jul 24, 2014
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Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

Sauce Piquant

Jul 19, 2014
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Calling All Cornmeal Afficianados

Welcome to Chow Hound!! The old guy who use to grind for me passed away. I wanted to buy the mill, but the family want sell it...or use it.... plus I've stopped planting much corn anyway.....got tired of fighting raccoons. Don't know anyone grinding meal, but they are out there I'm sure. Check with your county extension office, feed and seed stores etc. Make sure the corn dries/matures on the stalk. Then pull, shell, and dry some more. I used to use mesh laundry bags to set the shelled corn out in the sun for a couple of weeks. The drier the corn, the better the grind/meal. ~~ Don't let it get rained on once you shell it.

Best of luck!

Edit. As soon as you have your corn ground...run it through a sifter. Bag in gallon freezer bags and place it in the freezer. It keeps well.

Jul 14, 2014
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Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

When I reach for vanilla, I reach for Blue Bell Home Made Vanilla.

Jul 13, 2014
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

My name is Uncle Bob, and I approve of this message too!!!

Jul 13, 2014
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

My name is Uncle Bob, and I approve of this message!!!

Jul 13, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

Did I hear someone say biscuits???

Jul 08, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

Sunday Dinner after Church:
Meat Loaf ~ 1/2 Chuck, 1/2 Boudin.
Fresh Pink-Eyes from the Garden,
Fresh Squash from the Garden,
Fresh Boiled Okra from the Garden,
Fresh Slices of Tomatoes and Cucumber from the Garden.
Fresh Pear Salad from Kroger. ;)

Jul 06, 2014
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Favorite ways to eat fresh tomatoes and corn?

Tomato Sandwich. Dukes Mayo. S&P
Corn into salted boiling water for about 3 minutes...slather with butter, S&P.

Jul 06, 2014
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Best condiment to throw on a hot dog?

Dukes Mayo, Zatarain's Mustard, Lots of diced Vidalia onion.

Jul 03, 2014
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Dried small green lima beans- is there a good use?

Lima Beans ~ Butter Beans are common names for Phaseolus Lunatus, a large seeded annual. Most Botanist agree and are comfortable on this. It's home cooks, some chefs, etc, that can't make up there mind. In My South, the terms are frequently used interchangeably. There are many varieties, sizes, etc, as well as being harvested at different stages of maturity that can and do affect the flavor/texture. ~~ My guess is your friend sent you a bag of Camellia Brand beans labeled as 'Baby Lima's. There are many recipes/cooking methods for this dried bean. ~ One quite common here is: Soak, and then cook/simmer with your favorite 'pork' seasoning meat....Smoked Hocks, Ham, Neck Bones, Bacon, Tasso etc. until somewhat creamy, but with many beans still intact. Some folks use smoked turkey for seasoning as well ~~~ Pass the Cornbread!!!

Jul 03, 2014
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ranch dressing like Denny's

What size...ounces were the packets??

Jun 29, 2014
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Baked Pecan Crusted Catfish Question

I Season, roll in Cream meal, and slide them into HOT peanut oil. :)) ~~~Seriously, what maglesmom said is spot on. All of your ideas will work, and work well. Just find which one works for you. ~~~ It's all good!!!

Enjoy!

Lay a couple of lemon slices on top. ~~~ The last couple of minutes top with a few shrimp. ~~ Vary the seasonings.

Jun 27, 2014
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Advice for Greens & Ham Hocks

Ifin it was me...I would simmer my smoked hock(s) for an hour or so in salted water. Then wash and prepare the collards and simmer them until done. Taste the pot likker along for salt adding if they need it. Cooked greens in pot likker freeze well...or they'll probably 'keep' refrigerated if you have a cold refrigerator.

Jun 23, 2014
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What's for Dinner #307 - the Sum-Sum-Summertime! Edition [through June 22, 2014]

Naw...just a pause.

Jun 19, 2014
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What to do with a goat or two...

Last time I cooked two goats was way back when. We simmered them in a wash pot with onions, peppers, garlic, S&P etc. until tender. ~ Then over to the pasture by the lake to BBQ on a medium grill. Three Number 3 Wash tubs full of beer, iced down with ice cream salt.. Lots of women, and skinny dipping in the lake.

So maybe something like that?? ;)

Jun 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #307 - the Sum-Sum-Summertime! Edition [through June 22, 2014]

Cabbage & Weenies
Corn Bread Sticks
Yellow Squash from the Garden.
Carrot Cake.

Jun 19, 2014
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Ideas for pork ribs other than bbq....

Let's see... First you make a roux. Add a whole sliced Vidalia onion to the roux.~ Cook for a few minutes.~
Then add a bell pepper and a couple of ribs of celery chopped. Add a can of Rotel, S&P, and several toes of chopped garlic along with several dashes of Lee & Perrins, and a pinch of thyme. Add enough water to make a medium thick gravy. ~~ Brown the ribs, and add them to the gravy. Cover and cook s-l-o-w-l-y until the ribs are tender. ~ Cook a pot of rice, and make a pan of Cat head biscuits. ~ Serve the ribs & gravy over the rice and biscuits. Sprinkle on Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste.

Jun 16, 2014
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What's as easy as pulled pork but *not* pulled pork?

Cake and ice cream is *ALL* you need for HER birthday.

If you want to have a party for adults....have it later

Have Fun!

Jun 13, 2014
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