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Weekly Cooking Thread~May 7, 2011 (Mom's Recipes)
FreeRepublic Cooks | May 7, 2011 | libertarian27

Posted on 05/07/2011 6:00:14 AM PDT by libertarian27

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Most vegetables are something God invented to let women get even with their children. ~ P. J. O'Rourke ~

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May 7 - National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8 - National Coconut Cream Pie Day - National Empanada Day

May 9 - National Butterscotch Brownie Day

May 10 - National Shrimp Day

May 11 - National Mocha Torte Day

May 12 - National Nutty Fudge Day

May 13 - National Apple Pie Day - National Fruit Coctail Day

1 posted on 05/07/2011 6:00:18 AM PDT by libertarian27
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To: libertarian27; FrdmLvr; TN4Liberty; Daisyjane69; HungarianGypsy; SouthDixie; illiac; EQAndyBuzz; ...

Weekly Cooking Thread Ping list:
(to be added/deleted - please post on thread or PM)

Last week’s recipe recap:

Appetizer* 10 TOMATILLO AVOCADO SALSA
Appetizer* 25 Quick Asian Shrimp Appetizer
Dessert* 23 Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Meal* 3 KILLER CHILI
Meal* 4 Pasta Carbonara
Meal* 14 Picadillo (Shredded Beef)
Meal* 21 Egg’s Benedict Casserole
Side* 11 Ham and Spinach Saute
Side* 24 Better Than KFC’s Cole Slaw
Soup* 5 Ham Soup

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2712792/posts?page=37#37

Thought it would be fun to search through our memories and remember our Mom’s favorite go-to recipes when we were growing up - Have some of your mom’s favorite recipes?

If you’ll be spending time with mom this weekend ask for some of her great recipes. If your kids are visiting you - write down some of your great recipes to give to them!


2 posted on 05/07/2011 6:06:54 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

Here is a quick and delicious crock-pot recipe that my husband made a few days ago. Not sure which website he found it on but he said it was very easy to make. ( I have to admit, it probably wouldn’t have appealed to me and I probably wouldn’t have made it. But I’m glad he did!):

Beef Burger Stroganoff

1 1/2 lbs. lean gd. beef
3 slices bacon, diced
1 med/lg onion
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 can (10 3/4 oz) cream of mushroom soup
2 tbs red wine
1 C sour cream
cooked, flat noodles

In large skillet, throughly brown ground beef and bacon. Drain. In crockpot, mix together drained beef, bacon, onion, flour, paprika, salt. Stir in undiluted soup and wine. Cover pot and cook on low 4-5 hrs. Stir in sour cream, tempering sour cream first. Let stroganoff heat through again before serving.

Serve over noodles.

Serves about 4-6.


3 posted on 05/07/2011 6:12:37 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: FrdmLvr

Ooh! That sounds wonderful! I think my kids would gobble that up. Thank you for posting the recipe!


4 posted on 05/07/2011 6:14:00 AM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: libertarian27

My mom made the BEST spaghetti sauce. When we visited relatives back east the first thing she had to do was make a batch of her spaghetti sauce.

Unfortunately, this excellent recipe died with her in 2009. Unless my siblings are lying, nobody asked her for the recipe. I KNOW it’s laying around her someplace... my mission in life is to find it.

I know it involved lots of red wine.

I’ll look around and see what other mom’s recipes I can find when I get off work. She made a Cuban Chicken and Rice that is very unique...if you like citrus based sauce on chicken and rice. My favorite is black beans and rice, cubano style.

No, she/we aren’t Cuban, but I was born there and my parents lived there in the mid 50s as my dad played winter baseball in Havana.


5 posted on 05/07/2011 6:16:00 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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My mother loves this sauce over warmed Gingerbread Cake:

Nutmeg Sauce

1/2 cup sugar
1 T cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 cup boiling water

1/2t Nutmeg
1T butter

In a saucepan
Combine sugar, starch, salt. Gradually pour in boiling water, cook over direct heat, stirring constantly, until boiling. Continue cooking 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat and stir in butter and nutmeg.

Pour over individual portions of warmed Gingerbread cake.


6 posted on 05/07/2011 6:16:44 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: hattend

I love Cuban food, although I have no Latin American or Spanish blood in me either. I would love it if you could post any of your Cuban recipes on the thread!


7 posted on 05/07/2011 6:57:30 AM PDT by Flamenco Lady
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To: libertarian27

Grannys Sunday Chicken.
1. Catch Chicken
2. Chop off and and catch it again.
3. Pluck and gut Chicken.
4. Roast to perfection and serve with Mashed Taters, Gravy, Rolls, Green Beans, and Cornbread.


8 posted on 05/07/2011 6:58:16 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: hattend

MY wife loves citrus sauces and chicken - please share a recipe or two.


9 posted on 05/07/2011 7:02:05 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: screaminsunshine

Wiseguy! - lol - love your tagline.


10 posted on 05/07/2011 7:03:16 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

I love recipes! Please add me to your ping list. Thank you.


11 posted on 05/07/2011 7:05:01 AM PDT by Library Lady
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To: Library Lady

You’re added to the ping list.
(check my profile page for most of the past recipe threads((I’m a tad bit behind on updated that)))


12 posted on 05/07/2011 7:09:07 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Red_Devil 232; Flamenco Lady

I’ll try to post some recipes later today. I get off work at 9AM then have to sleep most of the day...LOL! If I don’t get to it this week, I’ll try to get it for next week’s thread.


13 posted on 05/07/2011 7:13:19 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Andy'smom; bradactor; politicalwit; Spunky; mplsconservative; boadecelia; freeangel; ...

~Kitchen Ping List~

Some food related articles this week:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2716493/posts
Gas, food prices affecting Meals on Wheels for seniors

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2715216/posts
Smithfield CEO: Higher Food Prices Are Here To Stay

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2715022/posts
Why Wood Pulp Makes Ice Cream Creamier


14 posted on 05/07/2011 7:36:23 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Flamenco Lady
Not strictly Cuban, but here's a Latin recipe that's both easy and tasty.

Camarones a la Playa (Beachside Shrimp)

1 lb 25-32 count shrimp, peeled and deveined
juice of 2-3 limes, possibly 4 if not juicy.
4 cloves garlic (or 4 level tsp of minced garlic in oil)
1/2 lb large mushrooms, sliced
skewers (if using wooden, soak them in water first)

Slice limes, squeeze juice into bowl. Chop garlic finely, add to juice, and stir a bit. Add shrimp to juice mixture -- juice should JUST COVER shrimp. If need be, add juice from another lime. Marinate 15-20 minutes.

Assemble the skewers: mushroom slice, 1 shrimp, mushroom slice, mushroom slice, 1 shrimp, mushroom slice...repeating until skewer is about 3/4ths full.

Grill over open fire or on a portagrill (set on high) for 2-3 minutes (not longer!). If using open fire, rotate the skewers 1/2 turn after 90 seconds. If using portagrill, turn once during cooking.

Variation: add small cubes of fresh guava or papaya to the skewers while assembling.

Optional: salsa of your choice, for dipping. I happen to like these plain, but everyone to his own.

Comment: the lime juice mixture oxidises (partially cooks) the shrimp. The fire/grill is just to heat them up a bit.

Coma a la placer!

15 posted on 05/07/2011 7:40:52 AM PDT by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo)
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To: hattend

“I know it involved lots of red wine”

Okay, just asking... did the wine go into the sauce or into the MOM? Either way sounds good to me. LOL


16 posted on 05/07/2011 7:50:31 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: hattend

Thanks


17 posted on 05/07/2011 7:54:30 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: momtothree

The wine mostly went into the sauce but mom liked to have a glass or two during prep as well. ;-)


18 posted on 05/07/2011 8:04:12 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: hattend

I got a recipe from a friend for a pound cake. She listed under ingredients: one bottle of wine that you like. I wondered why till I read the directions. Open bottle of wine, pour a good, healthy glassful and drink. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. She guaranteed that the pound cake was delicious. If not, you didn’t care by then if you repeated enough. LOL


19 posted on 05/07/2011 8:07:01 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: libertarian27

Riverbend Camarones

1 pound 21-25 count shrimp
1 pound bacon
2 green bell peppers
2 red bell peppers
1 large onion
12 mushrooms
1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup guacamole
1 cup sour cream
Your choice of Spanish rice

Heat up the grill. Season shrimp with a southwestern blend spice mix ( I like Emeril’s), wrap each shrimp in 1/3 slice of bacon. Skewer the shrimps on pre-soaked wooden skewers. Place on heated BBQ and cook until bacon is done.

In the mean time, slice the veggies and get them cooking on the stove in a little olive oil. When nearly soft, they are done.

Put shrimp on a baking pan and cover with mozzarella (room temp) and bake just until the cheese starts to melt.

Plate the veggies and spanish rice. Put shrimp over the veggies. Add a scoop of guacamole and a scoop of sour cream.

Enjoy!


20 posted on 05/07/2011 8:49:09 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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