Archive for November 2020
Turkey Jook Hints">Turkey Jook Hints
By the by, I prefer jook made with medium grain (Calrose) rice, vs long grain rices. Very creamy product after cooking on low for several hours, stirring about once an hour. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
What to do with bell peppers?">What to do with bell peppers?
I never thought of rajas, which I love. Thanks for the idea! Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
What to do with bell peppers">What to do with bell peppers
I have only onions and a little celery on hand. Also a red cabbage, carrots, and a cauliflower. Have thyme, rosemary, basil, parsley. No cukes or fresh tomatoes or potatoes or avocados. Have goat cheese, parm, cheddar, smoked cheddar. Have canned tomatoes and pasta....Read more
Weekly Menu Planning - December 2020">Weekly Menu Planning - December 2020
Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in December. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always appreciated, and sources help. I’ll spend the first 2 weeks baking and freezing cookies and snacks...Read more
December 2020 Dish of the Month - Voting">December 2020 Dish of the Month - Voting
Welcome to our December voting thread for DOTM. It was a somewhat slow nomination period, and only two dishes gained much traction. The good news is that they excellent options that both offer a lot of flexibility. LAKSA is the Southeast Asian noodle soup, with a broth that can be based...Read more
Salt turkey after wet brine?">Salt turkey after wet brine?
I got a turkey breast for Thanksgiving. It turned out to be frozen, though I called the butcher, who assured me that it is not frozen all the way through. I had intended to do a dry brine, but that was impossible because it was still rock solid on the...Read more
Can I substitute currants for prunes?">Can I substitute currants for prunes?
Do you think it would work to substitute currants for the prunes in this recipe? Trying to avoid a trip to the store. Thanks for your thoughts! https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/brussels-sprouts-with-cranberry-mostarda Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Cooking Sticky Rice in the Microwave">Cooking Sticky Rice in the Microwave
If you follow the Chinese-American tradition of serving sticky rice studded with lop cheong, Chinese bacon, ham, black mushrooms and other goodies as a side (or stuffed into) the holiday turkey, this is an easy and fast way to prepare the glutinous rice itself. I've been doing this for 5+...Read more
Anybody else notice this?">Anybody else notice this?
I bought a 4 pound bag of Domino sugar back in August. It says it is good until July '23. It is hard as a rock and I cannot pound the lumps out even with a mallet. I stored it in a cool dry place. Anyone...Read more
Holiday Cooking Fails, 2020 edition!">Holiday Cooking Fails, 2020 edition!
We’re heading into the annual year-end cookathon, which is probably going to look a little different this year thanks to COVID. Despite that, food must be made! And... mistakes will be made along the way, Did you forget to thaw the turkey? Set the oven at 425 instead of 325?...Read more