December 6, 2018 at 2:27 pm #5984
<p style=”text-align: left;”>I am definitely going to have try that mustard chicken recipe.</p>
I made chicken noodle soup from scratch. For dinner, I am making sesame beef bowls with snap peas and spinach with a side of spicy kimchi. When I was in Philadelphia, I made kimchi. I have some left.
I was at the local small veggie market and he had just a bit of spinach left from the greenhouse. The beef is from my neighbor. I so enjoy knowing the exact source of my food.
I am winging the recipe and will see what I need to add in the way of spices to make it a tad spicy. I have fresh ginger and am thinking a sweet hoison sauce to compliment the kimchi.December 6, 2018 at 8:52 pm #5999
This is the lesser know Japanese version of the Chinese Pot-stickers. If you have ever been to an American Chinese carry out and had those pot-stickers, ever wonder why they all taste the same from one side of the country to the other? Kinda like all the egg rolls seem to be the same?
Anyways, boil water, add it to all purpose flour (note: I need to try it sometime with bread flour). Using a wooden spoon, mix well into a ball. Once cool enough to mix by hand, do so until you get a smooth elastic ball. Cover and put in the fridge for an hour.
For the mixture.
Fatty pork should, ran through the fine die on a meat grinder. Add ginger, black pepper, a little sesame oil, finely chopped onion, cabbage, for the basic. I will add a little cumin, hot chili oil or diced hot peppers. Let this mix sit for an hour or over night.
Roll out the dough into a thin sheet. Use something to cut out rounds. I use a high-ball glass. It fits the dumpling press. I use a dumpling press. Goes faster. Add just enough of the pork mix to fit in the middle of the round, and press shut. Use too much mix, and the dough will not seal around the edges. Put onto parchment paper, and crank out as many as you can till you are out of the pork mix. Put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.
In a heavy cast iron pan, add veggie oil enough to coat the bottom. Over med-high heat, heat the oil till it simmers. Add the dumplings to the pan, but dont crowd them. Add enough water to come half way up the sides of the dumplings. Then cover and turn up the heat to high for about 5 to 6 minutes. This process will cook the meat safely. Remove the cover and turn down to medium heat. When most of the water has boiled off, remove the dumplings. They should be well browned on the bottom side. Add a little more oil, and the next batch of dumplings. Repeat.
For sauce, mix soy sauce, a little hot mustard, and chives or green onion with a few drops of sesame oil. For a variation, add ponzu, and sake.December 7, 2018 at 10:31 am #6021
Tonight we’re having pork chops with homemade shake ‘n’ bake, roasted asparagus, and carrot “fries”. I love a nice oven meal, it’s just so easy.December 7, 2018 at 10:38 am #6022
Today we have whole wheat spaghetti with canned lentils and tomato sauce with grilled eggplant. Easy and good.December 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm #6326
Chicken Breast and pilaf tonight. Seeing how well it will cook in the sun oven today. First winter try of the sun oven. Ours is a basic reflective oven not the enclosed kind so will wrap the roasting pan in plastic. Although the temp should be a high of 37 today the wind chill has it i the 20’s but it is sunny, just a shorter winter sun to deal with. Also the chicken is starting out frozen so I want to see if it will cook all the way.December 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm #6333
We had homemade garlic green beans, rice, and orange chicken.December 16, 2018 at 12:03 am #6424
We had stamp pot with rocket bell pepper courgette and old Gouda cheese. Made some vegetarian onion gravy and warmed vegetarian smoked sausage. French mustard as condiment. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/StamppotDecember 16, 2018 at 1:05 am #6426
Smoked ham hocks beans in pressure cooker with spices,beer, hot sauce. On bed of rice made with beef bone broth, peas and carrots in the rice before serving.December 16, 2018 at 9:23 am #6431
Pizza crust brie fondue with roasted potatoes.
Make pizza crust. Roll out into 2 thin sheets.
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
Take 2, 3 or even 4 wheels of brie. For the bottom wheel, cut off one side of the rind. For the next wheels, cut off both sides of the rind. Stack the brie, with the bottom wheel with the rind still on as the bottom.
Wrap all the wheels in the first sheet of pizza crust covering the wheels completely. Then wrap again with the 2nd sheet encasing the 1st sheet completely. Place in the middle of a oven proof casserole dish.
Wash small fingerling potatoes or similar potatoes. Cut in half or quarters. You want bite size. Put into a bowl, and add enough olive oil to coat. Add black pepper, salt to taste. Add herbs if you like. Mix well. Pour the potatoes around the pizza crust covered brie.
Insert into oven for 60 minutes.
After 60 minutes, remove and let cool slightly. Using the 2 sheets of pizza crust, hopefully you will not have a “blow out” where the cheese leaked through the crusts. After cool enough, cut off the very top of the crust to access the fondue underneath.
Dip potatoes in the cheese along with other goodies, like fruit, other veggies.
IF you have a “blow out,” like I did yesterday, the wall of the crust where the “blow out” occurred will be very weak and make cutting off the top difficult. Take two forks, stab the center of the top, and pull apart.
Enjoy!December 16, 2018 at 11:03 am #6437
Sounds good!.December 16, 2018 at 11:08 am #6438
Home Made pizza with Canned pizza saus. Always on a Sunday. Pretty boring😬December 17, 2018 at 5:02 pm #6479
We had Japanese noodles with Indonesian sambal goreng vegetables stir fry. You’be got to be international when eating from the pantry. My uncle is Indonesian and he was a cook. He taught me how to cook Indonesian food. We love it.
December 17, 2018 at 8:15 pm #6490
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Biscuits and leftover acorn squash “cheese” pastaDecember 22, 2018 at 9:28 pm #6682
I did Swedish meatballs and mashed cauliflower for dinner tonight. I whipped up some cranberry sauce to go with it which made a really nice contrast.December 23, 2018 at 9:38 am #6691
Yesterday was a clean out the refrigerator day. For a late lunch, I made a great salad with avacados, cucumbers, numerous veggies, and lots of greens with homemade dressing. For dinner, I made a pasta dish with a homemade red gravy/sauce with various sausage, veggies etc. (In the Philadelphia area, the red sauce with meat is called gravy).
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