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Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« on: March 21, 2020, 04:51:23 PM »
i'm dredging up old recipies i haven't cooked in years and the thought occured to me, i'm going to get real tired of my own cooking after a while so...

if anyone is cooking a staple, or something with items that have a decent shelflife, what is it?

tonight i'm making a Peanut & sweet potato soup;
Ingredients

    1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    1 onion, chopped
    2 pounds (about 3 medium) sweet potatoes
    4 cloves garlic
    1 inch ginger piece, grated
    4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
    1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
    1 cup chunky peanut butter
    1 tsp. cumin
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    3 cups chopped kale


    In a large pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, 3-4 minutes.
    Meanwhile, peel and dice sweet potatoes. Add to onions. Stir. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add garlic and ginger. Cook 30 seconds.
    Add broth, tomatoes, peanut butter, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes. Stir and heat to a boil. Add kale. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, until potatoes are very soft. Mash some sweet potatoes with a spoon to thicken the soup.
    Garnish with cilantro and peanuts.
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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 05:10:49 PM »
It's the weekend. when my husband and I do our 'splurge eating'. During the week, we don't eat much, to keep our weight down.

But since it's Saturday, I baked chocolate chip cookies today, and made homemade pizzas on Bobolis.

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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 05:17:46 PM »
I’m making this tomorrow for my lunch for the week:

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I usually put in other veggies I like (cauliflower, mushrooms) and leave out the ones I don’t (peppers), this recipe is pretty versatile.

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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 05:25:16 PM »
I'm easy..meats and potatoes...steak, chicken, stuff like that...simple fare for me.  Also trying to do local takeout to help out a couple local places here.
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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 05:33:52 PM »
Went out for groceries at last this morning, so getting ready to bbq tonight. But this is a recipe we used during the pg&e blackout that we've been doing, since we had bought extras of the ingredients, mostly canned goods. It's from a book called Apocalypse Chow :)


1 lb pasta

olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced (I always double the garlic in recipes and am never sorry I did so)

1 tbsp capers

1 can each drained (and rinsed too for the beans)
   28 oz diced tomatoes
   8 oz garbanzo beans
   6 oz artichoke hearts
   4 oz sliced black olives

1 tsp dried basil or 1 tbsp fresh

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts if you want to be fancy

To taste:
   sun dried tomato uschetta
   salt & pepper

To cook:

Cook the pasta, drain in a colander

In the pasta pot, heat olive oil and cook the garlic, about 30 seconds

Add all of the canned stuff and capers, stir and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes

Add the pasta and toss, add salt/pepper/brushetta to taste and serve

Oh and add the pine nuts if you are using


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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 03:36:36 PM »
I ran across this bread recipe.
I'm going to try and find the ingredients next time I go to the store. I'm not sure when I'll need to go out again. I think I can hold off till next weekend.



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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 10:22:20 AM »
if you're tired of cooking the same stuff yet... try this site, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login They have a feature called 'ingredient search', input the items you have & it spits out things to cook-

i put in potatos & bacon, it came up with;
potato soup
breakfast casserole
twice baked potato casserole
german potato salad
bacon, potatos & green beans
etc
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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 11:01:42 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login how did the fry bread turn out? It's something I ate a lot as a kid but never thought to try making it myself.

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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 12:54:21 PM »
I've made the following for meals:
  • a 3-egg + cheddar + pepperoni omelette
  • Steak and mashed potatoes and corn
  • Hot dogs
  • Chef salad
  • Cereal :)
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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 04:19:07 PM »
We've been doing a lot of chicken quesadillas the last couple of days. Coming up soon: tomato soup and grilled cheese with bacon. We're definitely doing the cheesy comfort food rotation.

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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 05:01:08 PM »
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We've been doing a lot of chicken quesadillas the last couple of days. Coming up soon: tomato soup and grilled cheese with bacon. We're definitely doing the cheesy comfort food rotation.
What time's dinner? :)
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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 08:41:02 PM »
My husband did a smoke-a-thon a couple of weeks back. Our freezer is well stocked with brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. He also made chili last weekend. He really does a good job of freezing leftovers, too - so we always have plenty on hand.

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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 09:48:41 PM »
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What time's dinner? :)

As soon as the lockdown’s over! ;)

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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2020, 11:56:49 PM »
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login how did the fry bread turn out? It's something I ate a lot as a kid but never thought to try making it myself.

i haven't got any baking powder or flour.  //iDoNotBake
but it's on the list next time i go out. I'm hoping to stretch my current food out for another week before i go into a store.
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Re: Lockdown: What-cha-cooking?
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 02:49:58 PM »
You can make baking powder with baking soda and cream of tartar.

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