Today I Made:

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:42 am UTC

Crispy potato, Brussels sprout, and onion hash, and 2-minute mayonnaise. To go with a rotisserie chicken I picked up.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sandry » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:41 pm UTC

Yesterday I made brownies. From a mix. With extra chocolate added. Because this week has been all holiday-related work all the time, and a) I needed some sort of comfort junk food, and b) I really didn't have enough brain to do it from scratch.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:30 pm UTC

Saturday I made a sweet potato and butternut squash quiche, with goats cheese and some black sesame seeds on top. Turned out both delicious and very Halloween-y with the colors.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby roband » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:21 pm UTC

Yesterday I made lamb chili from lamb shoulder. It was/is damn good. Tonight I've got lamb chops, just roasted in salt/pepper/mixed herbs - gonna have it with mint and lemon cous cous.

There's a lamb blade joint waiting in the freezer too. I've got a butcher friend, which is useful.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:25 am UTC

Crisped up some more potatoes and blistered some shishito peppers to go with the leftover rotisserie chicken from yesterday. Hit the peppers with some salt and lime, on the advice of the supermarket checkout dude. I liked it a lot more than the salt and vinegar I usually go with. I also got a slightly spicy batch of peppers this time, which was nice.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:22 pm UTC

Nath wrote:Roman style tripey eggs. Now with 100% less tripe. I think it's my new favorite egg-and-tomato dish, and there's a surprising amount of competition in that category. Might want to rename it if I ever make it for a vegetarian, though.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:56 pm UTC

Yesterday I made some dal and rice which turned out pretty delicious. We didn't have ready-made garam masala but we made some by toasting pepper, cloves, cardamom and a couple of other things and then grinding them all together.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:40 am UTC

Skirt steak marinated in a rub of cilantro, oregano, garlic and a jalapeño. It had more heat than I was expecting, but still very nice.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:51 pm UTC

Skirt steak is sooooo good. try tossing some citrus in the marinade next time, I use sour orange.

Prepping to make some apple strudel for my birthday this weekend, instead of a cake. Perhaps a kugelhopf as well.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:13 pm UTC

Sweet and spicy nuts. Also beginning production for giant chocolate party with chocolate cheesecake and batch one (of ten) of mousse pyramids. There will be no leftovers.
ETA: it's turning into a serious cooking day. Now braising short ribs having finished a pot of potato leek soup. Artichokes will be starting in a few minutes.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:21 pm UTC

Aroi Curry Me! Penang White Curry Soup Noodle Flavor

This is the extent of my cooking ability right now (and these are absolutely amazing for 70 cents.)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:01 pm UTC

Yesterday I made gruyere and caramelized onion biscuits* from the smitten kitchen. They were a bit flat, but otherwise delicious (apparently**).

* biscuits for all you Americans; I call them scones so people here will know what I mean but I know it's an approximation
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:25 pm UTC

Belgian endive risotto, and mustard-crust roasted chicken.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:58 pm UTC

(About to make) Beef tenderloin stroganoff and prawn basil spring rolls with spicy thai peanut sauce. Those go together, right?

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby poxic » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:03 pm UTC

They do now.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:20 am UTC

Erhmahgherd spring rolls are totes easier and cheaper to make than I thought, and Throkky's thai peanut sauce recipe needs to go on everything forever.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:37 pm UTC

Yesterday I made some simple penne a la vodka, and I helped Alex make some sourdough bread (he made the starter, I did all the kneading and mixing). While pasta-making I nearly cut off my finger. Turns out fingernails are pretty awesome!

Saturday I made some whole-wheat carrot-tahini muffins. They turned out all right, but it helps to put a dollop of sour cream on them.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:06 pm UTC

May I suggest the aural and buccal pleasures of "an ample dollop of syllabub"?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:12 am UTC

Yesterday I made eggplant/aubergine parmesan.

In related news, what do you mean eggplant parmesan is not a suitable breakfast food? It tastes pretty suitable to me right now. Nom.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:19 am UTC

Patatas bravas, allioli, and a slightly overcooked French-style omelette, for a late dinner. The potatoes came out nice and crispy. I suspect I'll be using this method again for most of my fried potato needs.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:58 am UTC

Nath wrote:Patatas bravas
<3

edit: that is to say, I love patatas bravas. I didn't mean to come on to you Nath, although I'm sure you're lovely.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:51 am UTC

Not nearly as lovely as those patatas bravas, admittedly.

Last night: another roasted Cornish hen, this time with a loosely Alabama-style white sauce. Old Fashioned glazed carrots on the side. i.e. carrots glazed in butter, maple syrup, bourbon, bitters, and lemon zest. Nice, but not very Old Fashioned-ey. I think I should have used more bourbon, instead of mixing it with water, and added another dash of bitters at the end.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:32 pm UTC

http://imgur.com/63c9gwG

Today I made Leek and Potato Soup (with crispy bacon)!

This board really doesn't have a way of resizing images huh?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:44 pm UTC

(tonight I'm making)
Cooking: Hunter's stew (Kale, sausage, onion, potato, cooked in a big cast iron pan, served with yogurt)
Baking: Herbed sourdough pan bread (thyme, oregano, basil, tarragon, rosemary).
Mixing: new blueberry muffin recipe (buttermilk base, contains molasses and honey, uses wild blueberries)
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:30 am UTC

Yesterday the four year old and I made enchiladas with some leftover shredded beef. It was fun and tasty (although sliiiightly dry). I also made a huge batch of fake (low carb) minestrone, frozen in portions for work. I do love that soup.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby dubsola » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:12 am UTC

PAstrychef wrote:Stir fried shrimp with broccoli and rice. Loaded it up with garlic and ginger. I do like a one-pan meal.

What did you cook the rice in?

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:36 pm UTC

dubsola wrote:
PAstrychef wrote:Stir fried shrimp with broccoli and rice. Loaded it up with garlic and ginger. I do like a one-pan meal.

What did you cook the rice in?

It was leftover rice. Originally it was cooked in the rice cooker.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Mikeski » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:16 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:
dubsola wrote:
PAstrychef wrote:Stir fried shrimp with broccoli and rice. Loaded it up with garlic and ginger. I do like a one-pan meal.

What did you cook the rice in?

It was leftover rice. Originally it was cooked in the rice cooker.

That feels like cheating, somehow. :wink:

I guess if you didn't finish off the rice (and thus have to wash a leftover rice container plus one pan), the judges will allow it.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:55 am UTC

Today I accidentally fusion-cuisined some leftovers:

* Sliced up some injera (from takeout), and browned it in butter with some South Indian karam podi (a spicy condiment made with powdered coconut).
* Served it on some annato and red chile braised chicken I made last night.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:40 am UTC

This weekend I made low carb scones and strawberry jam, low carb mini donuts (half cinnamon and half chocolate) and leek and ham quiche. It was a tasty, tasty weekend.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:31 am UTC

Pumpkin cheesecake for tomorrow. After this week at work I do not want to eat pie.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:04 pm UTC

Yesterday I made some delicious caramelized shallots. Today I'm making goat cheese and caramelized onions cornbread, and a chestnut and brussels sprouts casserole. All of that for today's Thanksgiving meal.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:06 pm UTC

Doing the whole thanksgiving thing. I added sweet potato casserole and corn pudding to the menu because I ended up having the time. Must go get them in the oven now.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:09 am UTC

The kids in the family more than pulled their weight when it came to this year's Thanksgiving cooking. Besides helping them out, my only contribution this year was a roast leg of lamb. Turned out well, even though I pulled it out a few degrees hotter than I intended. (Which turned out to be fortunate, since not everybody in the family is as fond of medium-rare lamb as I am.)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:34 am UTC

Made low carb pumpkin pound cake for my birthday this weekend, and for bringing to work today I made chocolate leibnitz cookies and low carb versions of melktert and black forest roulade.

A delicious time was had by all.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sandry » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:26 pm UTC

Belatedly, what I made for Thanksgiving:
Cranberry orange relish
Shallot gravy (vegetarian, so made out of fakery)
Cornbread stuffing (again vegetarian, so basically bread and veggies)
Baked brie stuffed with apple cranberry compote and wrapped in puff pastry
Roasted potatoes with shallots
Pumpkin pie

My housemate made green beans, chicken (which was hers alone, so rotisserie chicken was more practical than trying for a small turkey), and mashed potatoes. I had both mashed potatoes and roasted potatoes and regretted nothing. :P

I'm having a friendsgiving this coming weekend with folks who work grocery retail, so we're all doing a "let's do this in December, when we have any brains for it recovered." I'm likely to remake several of the items on my prior list, actually, with again no regrets. :P
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:37 am UTC

What's in the shallot gravy?

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:11 am UTC

For dinner, spinach and rice in cream sauce with loads of Parmesan and shrimps.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:48 am UTC

I made the most gorgeous red velvet and vanilla marbled cheesecake this morning, until it cracked open like the gates of hell :( I'm sure it will still be yummy tonight though.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:08 am UTC

I wonder if one could do something similar to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi on a cheesecake. That is, bake a cheesecake that will crack heavily, then fill the cracks with a fruit jelly or similar, letting you see the cracks exactly.
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