Skip to comments.FR Weekly Cooking Thread *Recipes* Oct 15, 2011
Posted on 10/15/2011 9:39:16 AM PDT by libertarian27
Welcome to the 45th installment of the FR Weekly Cooking (Recipes) Thread.
Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or five- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!
Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
(On Dec 10th I'll be posting a thread with all recipes for this past year - 52 weeks of recipes - as a sort of online Cook Book. The recipes will be sorted by type and referenced to the week that it was posted. If you have a recipe you'd like to get onto the "Free Republic Cooks Cookbook" Post for this year, get 'em in now - 2 months to go :>)
Absolutely! Leave it to ol’ tubebender to one-up my efforts. I got that clip in my email today and never dreamed that he’d get it too, much less post it on the cooking thread. LOLOLOL
I guess that’s quite an endorsement then! LOL
Help! I need some recipes for green tomatoes. Thanks to tomato growing advice from Diana my tomato plants are still producing, some still have flowers. My problem, the frost is going to kill the plants soon even though I’m doing every thing I can to keep the frost from killing them (covering them with blankets at night and even putting 40 watt lights under the blankets). I have at least 80 green fruit, all fairly small, but I hate to see then go to waste.
I checked the past threads and didn’t find any green tomato recipes - maybe pop over to the Gardening thread today (Red posted it this morning) Ask for recipes tomorrow on the new thread too.
RED OR GREEN TOMATO SALSA
This salsa recipe makes a large amount and is great for canning several jars for storage.
5 pounds Roma tomatoes
4 stalks celery, chopped (optional)
4 to 8 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons white sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 (4 oz.) cans diced green chilies
3 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
3 onions, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
In a six quart pot of boiling water, blanch the tomatoes; drain and cool under cold water.
Peel the skin off tomatoes and coarsely chop. Put small batches of the tomatoes and the remaining ingredients into a blender and pulse until slightly chunky.
Pour salsa into hot canning jars and seal.
Hot pack the salsa in clean pint jars. Follow manufacturers directions.
Recap of this Oct 15th thread
Appetizers/Sandwiches __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 04 Redneck Sushi
Appetizers/Sandwiches __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 10 Olive Cheese Balls
Appetizers/Sandwiches __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 16 Various Cream Cheese Balls
Appetizers/Sandwiches __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 29 Ham Roll Up:
Appetizers/Sandwiches __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 31 Olive Spiders (Halloween)
Appetizers/Sandwiches __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 31 Ear Wax on a Q-Tip (Halloween)
Appetizers/Sandwiches __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 58 Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls
Cake __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 15 Chocolate Cannoli Cake Roll
Cake __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 53 Foolproof Bundt Cake
Eggs __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 13 Eggs Madison
Ham __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 14 Wild Pig Ham
Pasta __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 60 Halloween Dinner
Pie __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 30 Apple Crisp/ Apple Filling
Poultry __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 36 Roast Pheasant
Salad __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 59 Broccoli Cranberry Slaw
Soup/Stew/Chili __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 45 Cream soup base
Soup/Stew/Chili __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 46 Lazy Day Chili Recipes
Soup/Stew/Chili __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 22 Curried Autumn Harvest Soup
Vegetables __ Week 10/15/11 __ Post # 38 How to cook corn clean
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Please don’t add any new recipes on this thread - Oct 22nd thread coming up
Curried Autumn Harvest Soup
Between the weather and the heritage seeds I sowed, my garden was a disaster. It produced two unidentified squashes, 1 turnip, a few mild peppers that turned hot in my soup, etc. Determined to get some reward for my efforts I made the first Autumn soup, ever. It is bland, with possibilities, except for the pepper heat.
Your curry soup recipe gives me hope! Thank you! (I just hope it doesn’t turn out sweet, tasting like pumpkin pie!)
Does anyone on this thread have a simple date bar recipe? I have a bin of dates to cook up.
I have enjoyed Alton’s programs for years now ... and learn more than I could even list. He has some of the best tips and yes even the most entertaining cooking show on the Food Channel, which is my main TV viewing (Good Eats).
1/4 tsp salt
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Cup dates
1 Cup chopped nuts
3/4 Cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
Beat eggs and salt togethe. Add to mixed sugar, dates, flour, and remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Pour mixture into a utility pan and bake at 300degrees (slow oven) for 40-50 minutes.
Note: These must be set aside for 1 week to soften. Then cut into bars and roll in powdered sugar before serving.
From a very old cookbook. I have not tried the recipe myself.
Thanks illiac! I never thought of using green tomatoes for salsa.
Did you give me the recipe for fried chicken using a buttermilk marinade? It was awesome, we’re having it again tonight.
If it wasn’t you, thanks very much to whoever posted it. I added a couple of splashes of Tabasco to the marinade this time just to experiment a bit.
Not sure about the chicken....glad it was good, tho’
Be sure and bring the tomato mixture up to simmering before putting in the hot jars....
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