Today I Made:

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Mon May 04, 2009 8:54 am UTC

Top sirloin, medium-rare or so.
Pan sauce: rice vinegar, juices from the resting meat, butter.
Baked potato.
Corn.

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Postby PAstrychef » Mon May 04, 2009 2:44 pm UTC

Walnut gnocchi from a recipe in The Silver Spoon, Italy's most popular cookbook. It's kind of like the Joy of Cooking but not so detailed. The gnocchi were very tasty, but I still have trouble getting the dough the right consistency. I'm afraid of adding too much flour, so they end up soft and almost gloppy. Any gnocchi experts out there?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Mon May 04, 2009 4:15 pm UTC

Sapporo Ichiban Original flavor ramen with garlic, onions, and smoked clams
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Postby Amarantha » Tue May 05, 2009 4:32 am UTC

Amarantha's Mountain of Nachos. I totally ate too much :P
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Senefen » Sat May 09, 2009 4:27 am UTC

Used up a lot of frozen food from the freezer. Hash browns, sausage rolls, party pies, falafels and a pastie.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Sat May 09, 2009 1:52 pm UTC

Today I made what has come to be called "Childish pasta". I bought really thick spaghetti (it's like 3 mm in diameter or something, maybe more) and made plain tomato sauce. Not very sophisticated but very tasty.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon May 11, 2009 3:06 am UTC

Roast beef dinner for my mom:
Standing rib roast
potatoes and parsnips cooked in the pan
3 veg with hollandaise
caramel pots du creme with chocolate curls for garnish.
Very yummy and very few leftovers.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby L33tsaber » Mon May 11, 2009 5:42 am UTC

Hot cocoa (from scratch, not from a pouch mix) with just a little bit of chili powder in an attempt to see why people seem to like that. (Of course, I'm super-sensitive to spicy things, so I didn't want to add enough of it to get any heat.)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby SDIX » Tue May 12, 2009 7:55 pm UTC

Last night I had 5lbs of chicken I needed to use so I made chicken&rice and then something I did not have a recipe for, nor a name for... it was chicken cooked in coconut milk, lime juice, chili+garlic+onion power, salt&pepper Oh me yarm good!

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Thu May 14, 2009 6:46 am UTC

Garlic1, onion, chicken, finger hot, grape tomato, artichoke2, sweet pea2, shiitake2, barley, and kale soup, made with leftover broth from new potatoes and snap beans.

1when it can be measured in bulbs, not cloves, I think it deserves to be mentioned as an ingredient
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Rinsaikeru » Fri May 15, 2009 3:34 pm UTC

Heated milk in a small saucepan, added 10 little squares of dark chocolate, a few pinches of sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and a tiny bit of chili paste.

Mmm.....
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Postby PAstrychef » Fri May 15, 2009 3:57 pm UTC

Beer-batter cheese bread, cornmeal-lemon cookies and some spicy beef stirfry with loads of bok choy.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby yy2bggggs » Sat May 16, 2009 2:10 am UTC

I make stuff most days. Today I made apple cinnamon raisin bread.

And no, I'm not cheating:
  • 1/2 cup sucralose
  • 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 3 1/2 tbsp light butter
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Lots of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Simply Smart 1% milk
  • 1/4-1/2 cup apple sauce
  • Baked at 375 for about 30-35 minutes
I've had lots of fun baking on my diet. Wonder what I should make tomorrow...
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby quintopia » Sat May 16, 2009 4:54 am UTC

Grilled salmon and asparagus with experimental mustard cream sauce
20 EXTRAORDINARILY LARGE AND DELICIOUS lemon poppy seed muffins

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Sun May 17, 2009 7:15 am UTC

As-of-yet-unnamed-drink-of-summer:
2 lb lemons
2 lb oranges
1/2 watermelon (proper Georgia one, not some Floridian knockoff :wink:)
2 Tbsp honey
3 cups water

Juiced everything by hand (yes, watermelon is a pain to do this to), mixing meaty bits in, too; made a warm syrup with honey; and then mixed it all together. My hands are all weird-feeling now, from juicing the citrus.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Gentlelady » Sun May 17, 2009 9:35 am UTC

I made apple turnovers and Brand muffins earlier.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Sun May 17, 2009 9:50 am UTC

Gentlelady wrote:I made apple turnovers and Brand muffins earlier.

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Graaaaahhhhh... apples... *drooooool*

That looks awesome, why isn't it in the pr0n thread (which, I must say, has become one of my favorite threads)? Also, recipe!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Gentlelady » Sun May 17, 2009 11:00 am UTC

I'll stick it in there, and go get the recipe for you.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby tin » Sun May 17, 2009 11:51 am UTC

Today (although technically, I made this yesterday but i'm eating the leftovers today) I made a fish stew with lots of Parmesan shavings and crusty bread. It's the simplest thing to make and a great base for other Mediterranean style stews.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby crowey » Sun May 17, 2009 1:42 pm UTC

today I made the most elaborate cake I have ever made: Rozenn au parfum d'orange. It's the first thing I've done from the intimidating patisserie book I got a few months ago.
It looks ace though, orange biscuit sponges with a thick (like, 4cm) layer of chocolate mousse* in the middle, and then covered with dark chocolate. I'm going to add a few crack sugar coated strawberries to the top for decoration once the chocolate has set.
On the down side I have quite a big sugar burn on the inside of my wrist :(

*the mousse: mirangue italienne mixed with melted good dark chocolate and a tonne of cream. AMAZING.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Belial » Mon May 18, 2009 11:17 am UTC

Last night girl and I made:

-Garlic-roasted potatoes with rosemary

-Spinach, goat-cheese, cranberry and pecan salad (shamelessly ripped off from bakemaster and substituted for available ingredients) with a balsamic vinegar, honey, and fig-preserve dressing

-Bison filet mignon, medium rare, with a red wine reduction sauce on the side.

Served with a large bottle of imperial stout.

The best part?

We have enough of everything left that we can make the exact same meal (or some variation thereon) again in a few days.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Bakemaster » Mon May 18, 2009 4:33 pm UTC

What did you pay by weight for that cut? Am I correct to assume more than you would have paid for a beef filet?
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Postby Belial » Mon May 18, 2009 4:38 pm UTC

I think it was probably close to 20 dollars a pound.

So, yes, depending on how much you generally pay for beef filet.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Bakemaster » Mon May 18, 2009 4:57 pm UTC

That's... actually pretty awesome, given that it should be compared with grass-fed beef, right? Which I can't imagine finding at that price, for that cut. Not in a supermarket anyway. I have no idea what a steakhouse pays for its bulk orders.
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Postby Belial » Mon May 18, 2009 5:20 pm UTC

That's... actually pretty awesome, given that it should be compared with grass-fed beef, right?


Yeah, grass-fed free-range beef would probably be the comparison.

Which I can't imagine finding at that price, for that cut. Not in a supermarket anyway.


Well, to be fair, you just can't *get* decent cuts of bison in a supermarket at all. The best I can generally find is some ground bison that they package in cubes and ship from gods know where. At whole foods, you can also sometimes find stew chunks. We drive to the farm when we want it and buy it directly from the owners. Which probably cuts the price down a lot. But adds the cost of gas and time to the de facto cost of the meat.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby quintopia » Tue May 19, 2009 5:50 am UTC

belial: everything you named makes me die just thinking about it. (and the main thought is: goddamn, I wish I had money to spare)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amarantha » Tue May 19, 2009 12:03 pm UTC

Fish pie. With smoked eel, salt cod, onions, leeks, carrots, peas, sage, cream, mustard, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecorino-mashed spuds on top. And damn was it good!

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Postby Belial » Tue May 19, 2009 12:51 pm UTC

I...can't even conceptualize how that would taste. Therefore I kindof want some.
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Postby Voudoux » Tue May 19, 2009 1:05 pm UTC

That Fish pie. . Wow! Sounds amazing. Today I made cupcakes (which I do rather alot!) with blue icing, sprinkles and pink candyfloss*! They were way cute! ^_^
*Umm thought I might add that candyfloss is the same as cotton candy :)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Wed May 20, 2009 1:18 am UTC

Belial wrote:I...can't even conceptualize how that would taste. Therefore I kindof want some.
While not as a pie, I've done similar enough dishes that I can imagine, and it makes me want some.

P.S. Onion and garlic congee, in a konbu and shiitake broth (my ginger had gone bad, and I wanted the rice to have some flavor), garnished with fresh sage. I think oregano would have made a better herb to throw on top. Otherwise, it turned out quite good.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Thu May 21, 2009 9:34 am UTC

When the radio alarm clock went off this morning, I awoke to someone phoning in to tell the DJ about a breakfast his cafe sells that consists of 10 eggs, 10 rashers of bacon, 10 sausages, 10 pieces of toast, baked beans and tomato. If anyone finishes it, it's free. No-one has.

Anyway; while the thought of that particular breakfast filled me with revulsion it did leave me with a craving for a fry-up, so today I made a fried egg*, toast** with beans***, grilled cherry tomatoes and two pork sausages****, and a nice strong cup of tea*****. OM NOM NOM.



* in a non stick pan with a little olive oil spray
** low GI seed loaf with extra low fat spread
*** reduced sugar & salt variety
**** Weight Watchers brand
***** skim milk, no sugar.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby clockworkmonk » Thu May 21, 2009 2:50 pm UTC

today, I made baking powder biscuits. they came out a bit tough. next time I won't handle them so much.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Thu May 21, 2009 3:30 pm UTC

A lovely chicken curry with cashews from the book 50 Great Curries of India. Also the peanut butter chocolate volcano cookies from Rosie's Bakery Chocolate-Packed Jam-Filled Butter-Rich No-Holds-Barred Cookie Book . And a plain roast chicken with potatoes cooked in the pan for my unadventurous roommates.
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Postby Moo » Thu May 21, 2009 3:48 pm UTC

I also has that book. I love the fish in yoghurt recipe.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Fri May 22, 2009 2:04 am UTC

PAstrychef wrote:...the book 50 Great Curries of India
:shock: :shock: :shock: W A N T
(it appears to be in stock at my local B&N)
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Fri May 22, 2009 1:47 pm UTC

Today I made Gentlelady's apple turnovers. They were very very good, but I put a bit too much nutmeg in them and they weren't as pretty. Also, I need to make double that amount next time. :)
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Sat May 23, 2009 5:44 am UTC

A barley and lady pea mush with chicken, onions, garlic, celery, and carrots

The sad part is that I made it spatula-friendly, rather than a soup, because I didn't feel like cleaning a ladle. :oops:
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Postby Gentlelady » Sat May 23, 2009 6:38 am UTC

Zohar wrote:Today I made Gentlelady's apple turnovers. They were very very good, but I put a bit too much nutmeg in them and they weren't as pretty. Also, I need to make double that amount next time. :)



I'm glad you liked them. It took me awhile to get the hang of making them. Usually I'm lazy and just make an apple pie with the same cream cheese dough.


Tonight I made lasagna bolognese with fresh garlic bread and a salad with Cesar dressing.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby codyhotel » Mon May 25, 2009 2:36 am UTC

I made some Pork Tenderloin with sauteed apples. :)

Started with about a cup of applesauce, added about 1/3 of a cup of Dijon mustard, one clove of finely minced garlic, and a bit of oregano to make a kind of wet/dry rub that I slathered all over the pork, let that sit in the fridge for about an hour, then just cooked it in the oven with the rub still on so it kind of baked onto the meat.

For the apples I took 3 Royal Galas, split them into like, 16ths? Roughly? Put about 2 tablespoons of butter into a frying pan, let that melt while I tossed the spliced apples with some cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg, then dumped them into the hot butter. Once they got a little soft, I added in about 1/4 of a cup of honey, then once the sugar from the honey and the melted butter and fruit juices started to brown, they were done.


Served them with some roasted baby potatoes that I just tossed with some olive oil, lemon pepper and seasoning salt before throwing them into the oven.

I forgot to take pictures, pissed me off. But it was Delicious.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon May 25, 2009 9:58 am UTC

Yesterday I made chocolate rochers by hand but they're nowhere good enough for the amount of effort :?
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