With power outage it threw off the timer on our household water filter, so it was cleaning it just as we were going to make dinner so I couldn't run any water
We were going to have pierogies hubby ended up making cheese steaks
Wells are a menance especially to a public business. In NH the NHES ( nh environmental safety) has controll on testing the water. 2 times a year you have to do a basic test that runs around 300 bucks for bacteria's. Then once a year comes the big one where they look to see the levels of Iron, copper, bla bla bla. This test runs around 700 bucks.
Even business with city fed water has to do tests to see if mold, alegea or anything is collecting on public faucets or drinking fountians.
DDIL made chili tonight. We had a Trunk or Treat event in the church parking lot so we had the chili afterward. A friend and I had made up 150 bags of goodies. We ran out. So glad someone else had lots of extras to share. We had 16 cars lined up and also had hot dogs and drinks. We served over 200 hot dogs. It was fun, but very cold. I wore lots of layers.
My daughter and I went out for about 45mins, we usually go to our friends' house on the other side of town cause the houses are closer together but they said there was no one out over there.
For the first time in YEARS I had White Castle
My turn to cook, so it was back to the Easy Chinese book. Deep-fried Lemon Chicken, Sichuan Green Beans and steamed rice. Turned out surprisingly well, although again I dirtied a lot of dishes during prep. Made Ghiardelli brownies for dessert (I know, its not Chinese, but its better than fortune cookies!).
I'd never heard of braciole, but you got me curious so I looked it up. Sounds good! Wikipedia says it's called involtini when wrapped around little bundles of cheese and stuff. How did you fix it Ronnie?
Nothing fancy Don, flattened a bit more than the store cut, added parmesan cheese, oregano, crushed red pepper (we like it a bit spicy) lots of shopped garlic and salt, rolled it and tied it and browned in olive oil on all sides. Simmering in your favorite tomato sauce makes it tender and melt in your mouth good. My MIL used to stuff hers with an egg, bread mixture years ago, I never cared for the stuffing part so, eliminated that.
Baked 18 cranberry-orange nut muffins, 13 x 9 pan of apple-pear coffee cake and 3 dozen chocolate chip cookies, ham steaks, scalloped taters, croissants and brussel sprouts.
Today will be mashed taters, pot roast & veggies.
Robin: Was it Vietnane Thai in Torrington? (I'm making a bucket list of Thai restaurants in CT I want to visit). The last time I had drunken noodles (in Middletown, I think) they were mildly hot but not five alarm.
A pizza parlor in Westbrook went upscale with designer pizzas, so of course we had to try one. (Shrimp, basil, tomato, asiago cheese). Nice diversion from pepperoni and mushrooms, but a little pricey. Just to give you an idea of what their cutting edge in pizzas were like, two of their house pies were
Espresso-Smoked Pork, Mashed Potatoes, Sour Cream & Scallions
Kielbasa, Roasted Beets, Fontina, Crispy Shallots & Sour Cream
Oh, yummy, Don! Yes, I went to the Thai place in Torrington...this was my 3rd visit...I had Pad Thai on my 1st visit, & Thai Fried Rice the time after that...this dish was very tasty, had it with tofu & veggies, but it was hot! I had lined my stomach with a bowl of coconut milk soup before I ate the noodles, so no stomach problems!
I finally persuaded DW to accompany me to a Brazilian restaurant that opened this summer. I had the Rodizio, where you get a huge salad plus 3 side dishes and the waitress brings around spits with roasted meat on them and slices off pieces until you say uncle! I sampled the chicken, Moroccan pork, chipotle sausage, top sirloin and spiced lamb, but was so stuffed that I had to pass up the traditional last course of pineapple. We both enjoyed a really different dining experience.
The pizza was great, Garret called from the Chesapeake where he's duck hunting, the kids went home early because it was a school night, Uconn women won, the men won in double overtime...altogether a happy Sunday...today, back to reality...taking Mom to doctor, then Women's Fellowship tonight...no pot luck, it's pizza...again...oh, well...
I made breakfast, DW and #2 grand-daughter fixed dinner: pork loin with in-the-pot-potatoes, asparagus au gratin and gdaughters veggie medley with mushrooms. Vinho verde. Pumpkin pie. 3 stuffed eaters!
too fun Deb!!... I busted open my pinky finger on my mandolin today.. was making french fries for the deep fryer.. after the turkey was done.. a couple were hard to start.. and I didn't use the guard.. stupid stupid stupid.. potato slipped and I had to throw out the ones under it.. good news it was only 1/2 a potato.. but I was done with it after that.. AND we forgot to make the fries .. DUH... always forget something
guessing it needed a stitch or two .. I have those funny band aids for things like this that seal up and form a scab .. I can see a little blood pooling under there.. nice thing about these is when there is moisture it puffs up so if i bang it or grab something it won't hurt as bad.. sad part is I do know better and should use the guard.. esp when exhausted from cooking all day.. what a goof
OUCH Allison...another one of my friends sliced their finger with a new veggie peeler yesterday and another friend's 1 year old fell and hit his head on the hearth at her aunt's house 5 stitches later, poor baby
Any bread makers?
Do you let the yeast rise once then shape into loaves and rise again, or rise twice, then shape into loaves for a third rise?
I've seen it both ways, and maybe that's why I've had trouble from only rising once before shaping into loaves.
The lunch was terrific...tofu tempura with filet beans, shitake mushrooms, leeks, & what I thought was salmon...I called the waitress over & asked why salmon was not listed on the menu as an ingredient...she laughed, said it was ginger...have never seen pink ginger, but it tasted like ginger! Everything was in a peanut lime sauce, & just delicious...then I had a dessert called banoffee pie...now I can only have an orange for dinner!
Lunch at the Duck was great...had aroncini (rice & cheese balls deep-fried) on a bed of butternut squash puree, & a salad with 1/4 head of iceberg, sauteed cherry tomatoes, pickled red onions, egg & bacon with a blue cheese dressing...
I'd like those, Jen...sound yummy! Jan, I buy pork sirloin, cut into chunks, brown in olive oil...add 1 chopped onion, 2 large cloves of garlic, diced chili pepper, bay leaf, tsp. of caraway seeds salt & pepper...cook until just softened...put in stew pot, add 1/2 can diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup white wine...optional... a box of chicken stock, a cup of water...cook an hour, add 1 large sweet potato diced, 1 stalk celery, and 2 cups shredded cabbage...cook until veggies are tender, about a half hour...my stew pot goes into the oven, I bake at 375.
I didnt make any for Christmas. :(
I did make...
Prime Rib, Glazed Ribs, Spicy Chicken Wings, baked ham
Salad, clam dip & chips, cheese & crackers
Mashed Taters, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls
Brownies, cup cakes
strawberry cheese cake, double layer chocolate pie
Holiday wreath and tourtiere pie
The Mayflower Inn served Baby Arugla Salad with candied fresh figs, hazelnuts, thin slices of beef & cheese, Daube of Beef...fancy name for beef stew with wild mushrooms, vermouth, bacon, & onions over pureed potatoes, and chestnut baked Alaska...It was delish, no cooking, no clean up, I thanked my cousin & nephew profusely for treating 16 family members...my niece & her DH couldn't come...Laurie had to work at the hospital.
Everything sounds so yummy!
Last night we had shrimp, corn salsa dip, pepperoni and cheese and spinach dip, then homemade hoagies, potato and macaroni salad. My mom's cottage cheese pie for dessert.
Today was dinner at my DIL's sisters'...lasagna and all the fixins...apple cake and chocolate moose cake with vanilla ice cream.
Thanks, Don..didn't realize lemons were so easy to preserve...guess I'll have to try them when I have more time...guess I'll just slice lemons thinly & put under the skin with rosemary & Kalamata olives...Jan, my grandkids would love you...
cake came out good.. the bananas looked a lot drier than normal.. and stringy looking.. but the cake came out fine.. I just read you can freeze the bananas ..put some citrus on them .. mash em.. put them in ice cube trays and keep up to 6 months in a freezer bag.. will do that when the going gets good from now on
I made lobster stuffed shells last night, next time I'd use more lobster less cheese, but I got an email from David this morning saying thank you. He said he didn't thank me before they left last night.
DW had a lot of leftover cilantro, and found an asian recipe for Shredded Chicken With Ginger and Cilantro from the Gourmet website(june2007) her eyes lit up. We didn't happen to have any chicken in the freezer, so she went with some leftover pork shoulder. Turned out pretty good, but she made too much for the two of us. After 3 days of a cold salad, I'm volunteering for a hot meal tonight.
Added later: Had roasted salmon with Quinoa Upma, Szechuan Veggies!
I pounded the chicken breasts flat, then filled with 6 shredded cheeses, herbs, rolled them up. Put in a pan with sauce half way up. Spritzed the chicken with olive oil, sprinkled bread crumbs and baked.
went to wild buffalo wings last night.. really good stuff.. I would have been good after the sampler platter.. but I got the chicken queso wrap.. and couldn't even come close to finishing it.. but it rocked
Went out for dinner at a Hibachi grill buffet. I picked out what I wanted and the guy grilled it for me. That was my main dish. Of course I wandered around and picked out other goodies. I didn't try them, but they also had frog legs which our friends raved about.