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51 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:13 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:
Question.... Tina bought a round flat griddle. Cast Iron, ok?
Now, she made pancakes in it, but over heated the oil in the pan on the edge 2 inches in the round of the pan. I washed it today, but it is so sticky and tacky like the glue on fly paper. Any clues to clean off the sticky???..... Naphtha??

Jimmy, I think it's just a matter of re-seasoning process.  I'd probably use steel wool pad to get rid of the sticky stuff and then wash it really good.  Then the light oil and into the oven to heat / cool down.  For a griddle I'd probably do it twice if I had the time.

I hope Tina's doc can find a fix for her gastro problems.  She deserves to be able to eat whatever she wants without getting sick.

How are you feeling?  Are you laying low?  

Thanks Beth. I'm feeling a lot better. No more heaviness in the chest, and thinking it was heart burn indigestion.
I can carry out the trash now, without pain and out of breath.
I still have slight COPD, but that is a different issue.

52 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:12 pm

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I'm glad you're feeling better, Jimmy. The COPD can be treated (and even get better according to Dane's docs) if you use the meds/inhalers on a regular basis. Fortunately for us, Dane's meds are covered by his VA doc visits and only cost $8/month. When we had to buy them before he signed up at the VA they were well over $100/month. It took me a long time to convince him to sign up, trying to make him understand it was his benefit for being a Vietnam veteran, but once he found out I was RIGHT (as usual.....LOL), he was glad and now uses the inhalers daily.

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Tonight's supper is a new one for us, something I've been wanting to make for a while. Cuban Picadillo....kind of an interestingly spiced Cuban sloppy joe mixture.

It's ground beef with onion, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes spiced with cinnamon, cumin, allspice, bay leaves and raisins - simmered for an hour or so and then the addition of a splash of red wine vinegar and the addition of some sliced green olives. I watched a video of some chef and he mentioned he preferred using currents instead of large raisins because he didn't care for biting into a large, soft raisin and that sounded logical to me - so I chopped my little raisins into smaller bits and I think they'll be tasty that way.

It's simmering on the stove now, before the addition of the olives and it smells really good in here. I'm going to serve it with some white rice. Another recipe had diced potatoes added but I think we're going to have potatoes tomorrow night with a pot roast so I decided on the rice for tonight.

I wish I had thought to pick up a green and a ripe plantain to have with this. Oh well, maybe next time.

53 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:26 pm

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Supper was a success! It was interesting to discuss the nuances of the dish with Mr. Amazing. He added soy sauce to his rice (because he thinks ALL rice needs soy sauce) and also a few shakes of Tennessee Sunshine Hot sauce. I had mine just as made.

The dry spices; cinnamon, cumin & allspice, were present more as fragrance and the taste I got was the acid of the red wine vinegar and the brine of the green olives. All together it was very tasty in a tomato based sauce.

I think the leftovers will get baked in some empanada dough for a hand held Cuban Sloppy Joe.

54 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:04 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Supper tonight, was Chili and Cornbread. It hit the spot.

55 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:36 pm

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Quite possibly the last of this year's fresh Lake Erie perch today. Son went out fishing, lake was rough, temperature hovering around the freezing mark.................. but, he caught 26 perch, and gave me three! YUMMY. This week, the boat gets winterized and put away for a few months. Sigh. I had some red cabbage left over from my roast beef dinner last night, it went well with the fish.

56 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:53 pm

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OHHHHH! Winter perch are the best!

I'd be sad, too, to know it's the last for the season.....but I'm sure your son has lots of plans for as soon as the weather breaks.

57 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:45 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Big Q Q Q Question..... What to make for supper tomorrow????
Tina suggested spaghetti ......













58 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:53 pm

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Late lunch, maybe lunch and dinner together with a snack later.  Chili. I got some Santa Fe Railroad glasses at an antique store the other day to go with my Santa Fe Southwestern dishes. Glass has apple juice in it.

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59 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:07 pm

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Norm, wonderful that you were able to find additions to your set! Looks good to me.....

60 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:10 pm

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Supper tonight is a crock pot Italian Beef (Bev's recipe) with the left over Bob Evans' mashed potatoes and roasted carrots & parsnips.

Hopefully there will be enough Italian Beef Pot Roast leftover to make sliders for a Patio Party on Wednesday. I also have to make something with the Meyer Lemons that have fallen off our tree ~ I'm thinking the cornmeal bundt cake with lemon sugar crust might be a good addition, too.

61 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:12 pm

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There were 6 glasses for $50. and I didn't get them. After a couple months they went down to $40 and then a couple months later, the owner of the booth was there when I came in and she let me have them for $30.00. On ebay railroad dining car stuff has been going for more than that.

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62 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:59 pm

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NormM wrote:Late lunch, maybe lunch and dinner together with a snack later.  Chili. I got some Santa Fe Railroad glasses at an antique store the other day to go with my Santa Fe Southwestern dishes.  Glass has apple juice in it.


The dishes are really pretty, Norm!

63 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:01 pm

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Happy Belated Birthday, Cyn! I'm glad you treated yourself to some dessert for your birthday, too.

Did you ever end up making a meatloaf, or did you think it would be too difficult with your sore mouth?

64 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:19 pm

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The dishes are authorized replicas of those used on the Santa Fe Super Chief that went from Chicago to LA. It went through the Southwest and based the patterns on native American patterns in that area.

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65 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:38 pm

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I've been messing around with financial crap all day so I've decided we're going to go out for a sandwich tonight. I'm tired of talking to people and trying to get answers to simple questions without jumping through 40 hoops.

66 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:53 pm

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I thought I was making a recipe that I made before until I got into it and realized I hadn't. I liked it but Charlie thought the last one I made was better.

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67 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:20 pm

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NormM wrote:I thought I was making a recipe that I made before until I got into it and realized I hadn't.  I liked it but Charlie thought the last one I made was better.

Sure does look good to us Norm. Tina said, "Who's the handsome guy with the recipe?" I said that's Norm. She said,"Oh the art teacher?"
I said, yep, and chef too! LOL

68 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:31 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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[size=16]Dinner was two veggie burgers for me. One on bun, and other on plate.
Tina opted out on burgers, and had a rice cake. Puffed Rice . She goes to the gastro dr. tomorrow.
I hope he can help her.....
Had some grapes for dessert; along with coconut flour and almond flour cookies that DD made for us. They had currents in them. Gooood!!

69 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:42 pm

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Tina would not have said that about me if the picture had been clearer. Smile

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70 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:43 pm

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Tina would not have said that about me if the picture had been clearer. Smile

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71 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:47 pm

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NormM wrote:Tina would not have said that about me if the picture had been clearer. Smile

72 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:43 pm

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Norm, your pic is very nice.....just like YOU!

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Supper tonight was an oven meal, kind of. Our weather has cooled down today and it's been overcast all day except for around noon when I went to water exercise. Before my class was over the breeze had kicked up and the clouds started to roll over. NOT my kind of weather at all. I much prefer sunshine and no wind to cool me down when I'm in the pool.

So, since I had thawed out a skin-on, bone-in chicken breast I decided to do the ATK cold cast iron method ~ cold pan, a thin coat of olive oil and a seasoned breast skin side down. I cover the bottom of a water filled pan with foil (so it doesn't get spattered with fat) to weigh down the chicken so it makes full contact to the cast iron pan. I cook on medium high for 7 minutes first side and then 6 minutes on the other side. Then, just for my own peace of mind, I finish it off in a 400° oven for 10 or 15 minutes to be sure it's well cooked through.

I had French green beans and baked sweet potatoes.....even made a tiny bit of pan sauce to add that 'gourmet' (NOT) meal.

I really like the cold pan method as the skin side always comes out nice and crispy and doesn't stick to the pan.

73 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:43 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Got back from the Gastro Dr. for poor Tina. She had enough suffering and not being able to hold food down.

She goes for a scope tomorrow at 11:30 to explore what is causing her problem. He said he will fix it when he sees what and where it is. We are all praying.

Tonight, I had two veggie burgers ( again ) with hot spicy ketchup.
Steamed mixed veggies, and a puffed rice cake for dessert!

74 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:49 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:Norm, your pic is very nice.....just like YOU!

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Supper tonight was an oven meal, kind of.  Our weather has cooled down today and it's been overcast all day except for around noon when I went to water exercise.  Before my class was over the breeze had kicked up and the clouds started to roll over.  NOT my kind of weather at all.  I much prefer sunshine and no wind to cool me down when I'm in the pool.

So, since I had thawed out a skin-on, bone-in chicken breast I decided to do the ATK cold cast iron method ~ cold pan, a thin coat of olive oil and a seasoned breast skin side down.  I cover the bottom of a water filled pan with foil (so it doesn't get spattered with fat) to weigh down the chicken so it makes full contact to the cast iron pan.  I cook on medium high for 7 minutes first side and then 6 minutes on the other side.  Then, just for my own peace of mind, I finish it off in a 400° oven for 10 or 15 minutes to be sure it's well cooked through.

I had French green beans and baked sweet potatoes.....even made a tiny bit of pan sauce to add that 'gourmet' (NOT) meal.

I really like the cold pan method as the skin side always comes out nice and crispy and doesn't stick to the pan.  

Crispy is the way to go Beth! .... You know what? I haven't seen you make crispy chicken wings in a long time. Wasn't it you who made those crispy wings in the grill? I know the wings are your favorite!

75 Re: November, 2017...What's for dinner??? on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:52 pm

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Thanks Beth. I thought it was time to update the picture. The old one was almost three years old.

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