What's cookin'?

  • VinBaltimore

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    Nov 18, 2008 1:31 AM GMT
    Here's what's for dinner tonight at our house, How 'bout you?

    Deluxe Pot Roast
    "The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook"

    1 4-5 lb boneless chuck roast
    2 large cloves of garlic, sliced
    1/2 t salt
    1/2 t pepper
    1/4 cup all purpose flour
    1/3 cup olive oil
    1 medium onion, sliced
    1 cup dry red wine
    1 8-oz can tomato sauce
    1 T brown sugar
    1 t dried oregano
    1 t prepared horseradish
    1 t prepared mustard
    1 bay leaf
    8 small potatoes
    6 carrots, scraped and quartered
    4 stalks celery, cut in 2 inch pieces (I sometimes use sliced mushrooms instead)

    Make small slits in top of roast. Insert a garlic slice in each slit. Rub roast with salt and pepper; dredge in flour and shake off excess. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven or skillet. Add roast and brown on all sides. Add onions and wine.

    Combine tomato sauce and next 5 ingredients (through bay leaf). Stir well and Pour over roast. Bring liquid to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer 1 1/2 hours. Add potatoes, carrots nad celery. Cover and simmer 1 more hour or unti roast and veggies are tender.

    Transfer roast to a serving platter; spoon veggies around roast using a slotted spoon. Discard bay leaf. Spoon sauce over roast and veggies.

    If I use the crock pot instead. I brown the roast on the stove as directed then use the red wine to deglaze the pan (you know, scraping all the good stuff of the pan so it gets into the sauce) then put all the ingredients in the crock pot -- I don't even bother to wait to add the veggies and it comes out just fine.

  • bigtallguy

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    Nov 18, 2008 3:30 AM GMT





    Play the full size version on PETA.org.

  • VinBaltimore

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    Nov 18, 2008 4:07 AM GMT
    I suppose one could substitute tofu for the roast.
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:14 AM GMT
    bigtallhusseinguy said


    Play the full size version on PETA.org.



    I got hungry after playing that!
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    Nov 18, 2008 5:43 AM GMT
    Damn, Mama just got a million times cooler icon_razz.gif
    Move over, Rachael Ray! This bitch kills animals!
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    Nov 18, 2008 1:08 PM GMT
    Why won't Mama snap the turkeys neck?

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    Nov 18, 2008 1:11 PM GMT
    Lapinblanc saidWhy won't Mama snap the turkeys neck?

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    'Cuz she ran it over on the way home?? icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 05, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    OK back on topic, fixed pouched salmon in Chardonnay with roasted rosemary red potatoes and asparagus the other night. One of my standard dinners for entertaining.
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    Apr 05, 2009 8:24 PM GMT
    We rarely eat at home, though my partner is a great cook. He's best when he cooks for a mob, so unless we have guests, we eat out. In the last few days I have eaten the following restaurant suppers:

    - half-dozen chilled raw oysters on the half shell, followed by 2 Maine lobster tails in drawn butter
    - salmon Florentine, chocolate mousse dessert
    - mussels marinara, with a crepe Suzette dessert (ideal before attending the theatre, where our friends performed)
    - crispy Thai duck (I have no idea how it was prepared, but spectacular)
    - Stone Crab claws, in season here now
    - tonight: I think perhaps an Italian seafood platter of scallops, shrimp, sea bass, lobster & calamari on pasta, but I'll see what they have for specials before I decide
    - this Tuesday: we've already made reservations, I'll be having my favorite, whole lobster
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    Apr 07, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    Wow. That sounds really good.

    Tonight, I made this for myself. I usually eat more vegetables, but. . .

    Baked flounder
    Steamed spinach
    Toasted whole grain bread dipped in a teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Green Tea

    4 oz. Grape Juice while making dinner
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    Apr 07, 2009 12:24 AM GMT
    I had turkey smoked sausage, all natural baked french fries and steamed carrots+peas. With some grape juice.
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    Apr 07, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    I add warm french bread, chevre, blueberries, and a banana. I miss my kitchen!
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    Apr 07, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    Once upon a time I could of have had a list of what I making and the adjoining recipes, but since landlocked at my brothers all I can say I'm having leftover Caldo de Queso(Mexican Cheese Soup, with potatoes and green chilis added), and a side of Calavasitas(Mexican version of Ratatouille) with the usual side of Spanish Rice(self explanitory). Oh, and homemade tortillas! So delicious, so bad for me too, hahaha! Only once in a while icon_sad.gif