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(( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??"

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26 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:48 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:  

nuf said...

27 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:56 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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And this little piggy....went..Oh! Well!

DD cooking her pig.



28 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:32 pm

Barbara101

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hummm are you eating pig roast?

29 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:14 pm

Bugster2

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I wouldn't make a good farmer. I would be friends with the pig and couldn't kill or eat him. It reminds me of an old movie called "The Egg and I" with Fred MacMurray and Claudet Colbert. They couldn't eat their butchered pig either.

30 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:38 pm

Barbara101

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31 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:26 pm

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32 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:37 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:hummm are you eating pig roast?

Not today.... but tomorrow, DD will probably bring us some scraps. Sad

33 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:53 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Hot dogs, and cookies, and cake oh my!... lasagna and meatballs and stuffed mushrooms and eggs.... My belly's so full, I may have turned to stone.
We really had a great 4th of july celebration. It is cool and breezy, and the air smells of gun powder from fireworks exploding in the sky.
All that makes us think of summer foods to cook. Tomorrow will be country style pork ribs, and macaroni salad.

34 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:19 pm

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Our neighbor got released from the hospital yesterday after surgery on Tuesday so I took some flowers over and chatted with her for a bit. She wasn't sure what she wanted to eat (although her surgeon said she could eat anything she wanted) so I suggested I make her some chicken soup....no salt, no pepper, nothing much at all.

I had a box of low sodium stock and used that with a few bits of chicken breast and a tiny bit of carrot (gotta have SOME color.....) and then made a few homemade noodles. It sure tasted bland to me. But she loved it. Go figure.

Tonight we're going over to Lyn & Bill's for a steak & crab cookout. The guys are having steak on the grill and baked potatoes - Lyn & I are having snow crab and pasta salad. Everyone should be happy!

35 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:07 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:Our neighbor got released from the hospital yesterday after surgery on Tuesday so I took some flowers over and chatted with her for a bit.  She wasn't sure what she wanted to eat (although her surgeon said she could eat anything she wanted) so I suggested I make her some chicken soup....no salt, no pepper, nothing much at all.

I had a box of low sodium stock and used that with a few bits of chicken breast and a tiny bit of carrot (gotta have SOME color.....) and then made a few homemade noodles.  It sure tasted bland to me.  But she loved it.  Go figure.

Tonight we're going over to Lyn & Bill's for a steak & crab cookout.  The guys are having steak on the grill and baked potatoes - Lyn & I are having snow crab and pasta salad.  Everyone should be happy!

Surely was nice of you to visit and offer to make the chicken soup Beth!

You probably know this, but Tina and I just learned, if you throw the yellow onion skins in the soup while it is cooking, it will color the soup yellow. Then pull out and discard the skins when the soup is cooked.
We tried it, and it worked.

36 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:37 pm

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Yellow onion skins have been used as a natural dye for cloth too.

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37 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:03 pm

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bethk wrote:And the tongue would get simmered and peeled and they'd tell us kids it was 'roast bhieef' sandwiches.  

My father often on a Saturday would go to this fantastic Jewish deli -- sadly, defunct for several years when the family retired -- and among the stuff he'd get, he'd get sliced tongue.  He'd shout from the rooftops what it was to ensure that no one would eat it except him.  And no one did either!!  I think I would like it if you let me taste it before I knew what it was.  Looks too much like a tongue to me though so I'd have to try it on a sandwich.... No

38 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:14 pm

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Uncle Jimmy wrote:Wendy's cooked supper today.
Burgers NOT the way Tina ordered them at the drive up.
Baked potatoes lumpy and not cooked. Flaky skins that I love, but could not eat. Like eating a brown paper bag.

We don't eat fast food very often but when I used to be in a field where I was out of the office a lot and sometimes picked up lunch for others since I was out and about, I got used to getting short shrift at Wendy's.  It got so bad that I'd pull into the parking lot after leaving the drive-thru window to see if (1) I got the correct amount of items and if (2) the items were correct.  I got so sick of calling them and having them say "come back and get it" and I'd fuss that I was working and had no darn time to come back.  And when they first opened, Wendy's really put other fast food stores to shame -- they were THAT good at customer service, which included getting the order correct.  

Note:  I'm watching the USA women play Japan in soccer.  The game just started and we're two goals up already.  Go USA!!!!

39 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:20 pm

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Barbara101 wrote:

It may LOOK different but it's still a pig, Barb!

I adore whole roast pig when I'm lucky enough to get it!! I'd rather get there once it's on the grill, though....

40 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:35 pm

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NormM wrote:Yellow onion skins have been used as a natural dye for cloth too.

We had a neighbor down the street when I was a kid.  She and her husband were from Massachusetts and they had four young kids.  She saved the skins from purple/red onions and would dye the kids' Easter eggs with the purple onion skins.  They'd come out maroon.  I loved that as a kid but realized she was pinching pennies when I got older.  

She also used only margarine and we only used butter so I'd never seen it before.  Loved that it had the measurement markings on the sticks, as butter didn't have that back then (mid-'60s).  I never did buy margarine unless a recipe said you HAD to use it instead of butter.  Lord knows we like the flavor of real butter.  Not to mention unsalted butter.  People sometimes ask me why I used the unsalted but it's nice to control the amount of salt used in something...

41 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:43 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Crybaby wrote:
NormM wrote:Yellow onion skins have been used as a natural dye for cloth too.

We had a neighbor down the street when I was a kid.  She and her husband were from Massachusetts and they had four young kids.  She saved the skins from purple/red onions and would dye the kids' Easter eggs with the purple onion skins.  They'd come out maroon.  I loved that as a kid but realized she was pinching pennies when I got older.  

She also used only margarine and we only used butter so I'd never seen it before.  Loved that it had the measurement markings on the sticks, as butter didn't have that back then (mid-'60s).  I never did buy margarine unless a recipe said you HAD to use it instead of butter.  Lord knows we like the flavor of real butter.  Not to mention unsalted butter.  People sometimes ask me why I used the unsalted but it's nice to control the amount of salt used in something...

We are butter lovers too! .... margareen or Oleo as we called it, gave us heartburn. Tina switched to butter. I remember the Blue Bonnet brand.
There was Fleishmans brand we used also.

42 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:51 pm

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43 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:57 pm

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44 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:03 pm

Barbara101

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NormM wrote:Yellow onion skins have been used as a natural dye for cloth too.



being a weaver of cloth and baskets, I used lots of natural dyes for it.. tea,coffee,skins , beets ,nuts.etc..

45 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:29 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Pig Face!....

46 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:33 pm

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Barbara101 wrote:
NormM wrote:Yellow onion skins have been used as a natural dye for cloth too.



being a weaver of cloth and baskets, I used lots of natural dyes for it.. tea,coffee,skins , beets ,nuts.etc..

..... walnut skins. I had a book called ancient dyes for modern weavers that had lots of things in it. I don't know what happened to the book but I seem to recall the last time I saw it, it looked like it had been left out in the rain and ran over with a car.

Used the new grill for the first time tonight. I grilled a hamburger and an andouille sausage.

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47 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:34 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Lucious meal Barb.

Dessert looks awesome!

48 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:35 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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NormM wrote:
Barbara101 wrote:
NormM wrote:Yellow onion skins have been used as a natural dye for cloth too.



being a weaver of cloth and baskets, I used lots of natural dyes for it.. tea,coffee,skins , beets ,nuts.etc..

..... walnut skins.  I had a book called ancient dyes for modern weavers that had lots of things in it.  I don't know what happened to the book but I seem to recall the last time I saw it, it looked like it had been left out in the rain and ran over with a car.

Used the new grill for the first time tonight.  I grilled a hamburger and an andouille sausage.

How did the new grill do Norm? ....

49 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:54 pm

bethk

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:

You probably know this, but Tina and I just learned, if you throw the yellow onion skins in the soup while it is cooking, it will color the soup yellow. Then pull out and discard the skins when the soup is cooked.
We tried it, and it worked.

Yes, Jimmy, I did know that. An old Jewish lady taught me that way back when?? She's the one who told me to use whole chickens and remove the breast meat so it could be used as meat in the soup later. But the rest of everything had to be simmered all day to get the best flavor and the jelly out of the bones. I didn't think only a couple whole onions with skins would make a difference, but it sure did! Sometimes I'd even peel the rest of the onions I had just so I could throw the extra skins in my stock.

Great looking meal, Barb! Looks like you had a feast! Our meal(s) were wonderful. The guys sat at one end of the table with their steak dinners and Lyn & I sat at the other end of the table because Bill doesn't like seafood. She and I stuffed ourselves.

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Jimmy - who got to get the cheeks off that pig? That's probably the best eating on the whole hog!

50 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:03 pm

Barbara101

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Thanks..I know I will have leftovers but thats why I cook big lol Dessert is a mess,now..


I am watching my Sunday night PBS English shows and now I want Tea..lol

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