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Do you use your stove for storage ?

Storage? Not really, but there are usually 2-3 pieces of cast iron sitting on it that are used almost daily.

about 5 hours ago
Uncle Bob in General Topics

What's For Dinner #350: The Robins are Back So it Must be Spring Right? Edition [through Feb. 25, 2015]

Not a fit night for man nor beast.
Bourbon
Deer Stew
Garlic Bread
Buttermilk pie
Coffee & Chicory

What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

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Feb 17, 2015
Uncle Bob in Home Cooking
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Heinz adds Sriracha to Ketchup

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Feb 15, 2015
Uncle Bob in General Topics

What's your favorite cake?

It's Carrot...no Caramel....wait Chocolate... Cocoanut...

Hard to decide....Don'tcha C.

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Well, when you consider pickled pig lips and 'possom pate for apps...it was kinda fancy I suppose. ;)

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Getting back to the basics.

Fried Chicken...
Butter beans seasoned with tasso.
Yellow squash & onions.
Dry fried okra...
Corn Bread~ Mexican Style.
Chocolate Ice Cream later.

Move Over Kale: The Next Super Food is Okra!!

Never met an okra pod that I didn't like. ~ I eat it about twice a week. ~ Freezer is full. ~ Gave away 5 gallon buckets to friends and family. ~ Will plant a shorter row this year. ~ Had a big skillet of dry fried a couple of nights ago.

Anyone else notice a glut of threads with few responses?

Two thumbs up!!!!!

Feb 07, 2015
Uncle Bob in Site Talk

Husband Coming from 3 months stay in China; What to cook .

What did he say when you asked him? That would be where I would start. Have Fun!

Feb 06, 2015
Uncle Bob in Home Cooking

Horrible odor coming from freezer and frig!!!!!!!

What a great first post!! ~~ You have a dead rat/mouse under your refrigerator. Good luck!

Feb 02, 2015
Uncle Bob in Cookware

Is it okay to...

Is it OK? ~~~ In a word Yes.~ The next time you are out to dinner, order your sparkling water, get out your Mio and go for it. ~ Any one who says other wise...tell them that your Uncle Bob (an expert on these matters) and NOT a member of the New England Patriot NFL franchise, says its fine.

Enjoy!

Feb 02, 2015
Uncle Bob in Not About Food

Pan sauce for chicken

De-glaze with white wine...and a little chicken stock.
Reduce by about 1/2.
Stir in crushed tarragon...a pinch of salt
Turn off the heat and gently stir in several pats of unsalted butter. When it's melted pour over chicken.

Sides for Jambalaya and other dinner guest advice...

No.... it's not wrong per se. but in many areas you would be tarred and feathered for even suggesting it. :) There's "red" with tomatoes, and "brown" with NO tomatoes, and "white" for those who otherwise can't cook the dish. The red version is usually seen in the greater N.O. area while the brown is usually seen in Cajun country. Exceptions can be found in both areas.

Jan 24, 2015
Uncle Bob in Home Cooking

Sides for Jambalaya and other dinner guest advice...

A salad and bread is all that is needed.
Bananas Foster or Bread Pudding with a kick butt bourbon sauce. Or a platter of pralines. A pot of strong hot coffee with the dessert is a must, and bonus points if it's coffee and chicory!

Please God....don't put tomatoes in the Jam.

Jan 24, 2015
Uncle Bob in Home Cooking

Does anyone still eat crabapples?

The only thing better than crab apple jelly is wild plum jelly.
Then there's huckleberry cobble.....oh wait!

Jan 18, 2015
Uncle Bob in General Topics

First time posters

This thread delivers!

Jan 16, 2015
Uncle Bob in Site Talk

How do you pronounce your foreign food phrases?

With a southern accent......

Slow roasting a venison shoulder

I would suggest a braise of some type too. I make an occasional 'pot roast' from shoulder. More often than not, I bone it out to grind for 'burger' or sausage...or to make a stew.

Dec 28, 2014
Uncle Bob in Home Cooking

if you could live anywhere at any income level, what would you choose?

<<"I'm very happy here and now. It's a great life.">>

BOOM!!

Dec 23, 2014
Uncle Bob in Not About Food

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

Fruit Cake Cookies. ~~ The first batch, baked a week ago has been hit hard.~~~ I wonder if it's the bourbon.....Hmmmmmmm

Dec 20, 2014
Uncle Bob in Home Cooking
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Fish & Chips - What kind of fish do you like?

<<<<<<<<The ONLY time a fish other than cod is acceptable is in a deep south "Cajun-ish" fish fry where catfish is the norm.>>>>>>>

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What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition [through 10/26/14]

Bourbon
Broiled Speckled Trout
Roasted Asparagus on Top
Hollandaise Sauce Over the Top of it all
Roasted Reds and Sweets on the side.

favorite fish dish

Butter Cats ~ A local name for a bullhead cat?

A land remembered ~ Pat Smith?

Oct 21, 2014
Uncle Bob in General Topics

What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition [through 10/26/14]

Fresh Farm to table.

Fresh in from Kentucky-Bourbon
Fresh Catfish...From a farm up north of me.
Fresh Mustard Greens...From a farm behind my house.
Fresh Meal (cornbread) From a nearby mill.
Fresh Sweet Potato & Pecan Bread pudding...Sweet Potatoes & Pecans from a farm behind my house.

Beignets other than CDM

Morning Call. IMO the best!

Oct 17, 2014
Uncle Bob in New Orleans
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favorite fish dish

I love a fried filet, over a bed of rice, smothered in a creole sauce.

Oct 16, 2014
Uncle Bob in General Topics

favorite fish dish

The vast majority of catfish I eat is Sans ketchup. French fries as well.

Oct 16, 2014
Uncle Bob in General Topics

Tough beef in stir fry

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

This

Oct 15, 2014
Uncle Bob in Home Cooking

favorite fish dish

If it was a pond raised fish I understand. Some folks just don't care for it. These fish are fed a grain (corn/soybean) based feed that floats. In this case they are top water feeders. The 'muddy' flavor that some people report is IMO not caused by mud, but rather fish harvested in hot summer months where algae has grown to high levels. The fish eat some of the algae giving it a characteristic 'off' taste. Before a pond it harvested, and small sample is taken and taste tested. If the taste is off...for whatever reason... farmers will often times delay harvest. Size can also affect the taste of the fish. IMO smaller being better.

Lots of Ketchup huh? Lots of beer too! :)

Oct 15, 2014
Uncle Bob in General Topics