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Food and or cooking thread
« on: March 30, 2011, 05:01:29 PM »
 I just wanted to throw this out there to see if there is any interest in this sort of thing. Since were from all over the country and different back grounds it could be informative and fun.Just as a break from politics.
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 06:05:58 PM »
Moving to "Member News".  Putting a sticky up in "General" "Newbie Central" that such a thread exists - "register and join in!"


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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 06:07:31 PM »
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 06:08:23 PM »
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 06:22:12 PM »
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 06:24:29 PM »
Want to discuss tripe recipes (cow-stomach lining)?  Or sufrite (lungs)?

Or that I see it as a bit weird that some folks think pork neck bones are exotic?
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 06:33:11 PM »
Want to discuss tripe recipes (cow-stomach lining)?  Or sufrite (lungs)?

Or that I see it as a bit weird that some folks think pork neck bones are exotic?

 I had tripe the other night. Who told you?
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 06:53:40 PM »
 ::lalanotlistening:: Okay, won't be contributing anything about tripe.

But I can tell you what I'm doing tonight to use up yet another butternut squash.  I still have about 7 left from last fall.

I made a dough -- like a biscuit dough--rolled out to a circle on a pizza pan.  I topped it with slices of onions, cooked sausage (or not some here don't like sausage -- some other meat would work too), cooked chunks of squash then sprinkle cheddar all over it.  Cook at 400 till browned on edges.  If I have it I might put a little olive oil on it. 
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2011, 07:07:36 PM »
::lalanotlistening:: Okay, won't be contributing anything about tripe.

But I can tell you what I'm doing tonight to use up yet another butternut squash.  I still have about 7 left from last fall.

I made a dough -- like a biscuit dough--rolled out to a circle on a pizza pan.  I topped it with slices of onions, cooked sausage (or not some here don't like sausage -- some other meat would work too), cooked chunks of squash then sprinkle cheddar all over it.  Cook at 400 till browned on edges.  If I have it I might put a little olive oil on it. 

 I eat it once in a while just to remind myself who I am and where I came from. Poverty should never be forgotten.
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 07:08:05 PM »
Well as for me...tonight... we're taking Mrs. IDP out for her birthday dinner. She's been wanting Olive garden, so there ya have it. My contribution is a storebought angelfood cake (her fave), some coolwhip (how she likes it) and dousing some strawberries with tons o' sugar.

And me n' the boys bought the family tickets to see "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in a couple weeks.
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 07:09:25 PM »
...But I can tell you what I'm doing tonight to use up yet another butternut squash....

Not sure if I've ever had butternut squash. We always had acorn squash when I was growing up, so when I get a hankering', that's what I aim for. I'm pretty much the only one in the fam who likes it though.

What's butternut like in comparison to acorn?
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 07:11:50 PM »
Want to discuss tripe recipes (cow-stomach lining)?  Or sufrite (lungs)?

Or that I see it as a bit weird that some folks think pork neck bones are exotic?

 I had tripe the other night. Who told you?

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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 07:14:34 PM »
::lalanotlistening:: Okay, won't be contributing anything about tripe.

But I can tell you what I'm doing tonight to use up yet another butternut squash.  I still have about 7 left from last fall.

I made a dough -- like a biscuit dough--rolled out to a circle on a pizza pan.  I topped it with slices of onions, cooked sausage (or not some here don't like sausage -- some other meat would work too), cooked chunks of squash then sprinkle cheddar all over it.  Cook at 400 till browned on edges.  If I have it I might put a little olive oil on it. 

 I eat it once in a while just to remind myself who I am and where I came from. Poverty should never be forgotten.

That doesn't sound like poverty food to me; sounds like it would be very good.

I'm not a big squash eater either; Mom never made it and I haven't developed the taste on my own.  Neighbor says acorn squash is really good.

I made three big Neese's sausage and bread-stuffed chicken breasts last night, so tonight we're eating the other one and a half.
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 07:22:04 PM »
How about a food/cooking category?

Not that I'll have much to contribute, although I have started cooking more in the last six months or so, after decades of living on fast food and TV dinners.

I'm a little proud of the fact that my freezer is now full of plastic containers of leftovers instead of TV dinners.
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 07:28:06 PM »
How about a food/cooking category?

Not that I'll have much to contribute, although I have started cooking more in the last six months or so, after decades of living on fast food and TV dinners.

I'm a little proud of the fact that my freezer is now full of plastic containers of leftovers instead of TV dinners.

I was thinking the same thing. Wanna start a poll?
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 07:29:23 PM »
Not a bad idea.  I suggest we see how well the thread does and go from there.

So, what did you cook?
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2011, 07:31:45 PM »
What's butternut like in comparison to acorn?

I think butternut is a bit stronger "squashy" tasting.  I like acorn in the recipe I posted but ran out of those a while ago and was left with a bunch of butternut. I use butternut like pumpkin in pies, breads and muffins and no one realizes it's not pumpkin. One decent sized butternut makes a lot of puree considering a lot of recipes for pumpkin bread etc use only a cup per loaf.  I toast the squash seeds in the oven with a little salt.  The kids like them as a snack or I toss them on salads.  I find them pretty easy to grow and they keep longer than the acorn.
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2011, 07:39:07 PM »
What's butternut like in comparison to acorn?

I think butternut is a bit stronger "squashy" tasting.  I like acorn in the recipe I posted but ran out of those a while ago and was left with a bunch of butternut. I use butternut like pumpkin in pies, breads and muffins and no one realizes it's not pumpkin. One decent sized butternut makes a lot of puree considering a lot of recipes for pumpkin bread etc use only a cup per loaf.  I toast the squash seeds in the oven with a little salt.  The kids like them as a snack or I toss them on salads.  I find them pretty easy to grow and they keep longer than the acorn.

 We like Butter nut and Acorn squash as well as most other veggies. We like to peal and cut into chunks as close to the same size as possible and then throw it all in a bowl and just add salt pepper and paprika(smoked) and olive oil and mix it all up and spread on a half sheet baking pan and blast it in the oven at about 400 and take it out when the edges are browning up.

 Quick and easy.I use it as a side dish with steak or chicken.
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2011, 07:40:22 PM »
I'm a Cajun foodie that loves cook'n off the land.
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Re: Food and or cooking thread
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2011, 07:42:41 PM »
::lalanotlistening:: Okay, won't be contributing anything about tripe.

But I can tell you what I'm doing tonight to use up yet another butternut squash.  I still have about 7 left from last fall.

I made a dough -- like a biscuit dough--rolled out to a circle on a pizza pan.  I topped it with slices of onions, cooked sausage (or not some here don't like sausage -- some other meat would work too), cooked chunks of squash then sprinkle cheddar all over it.  Cook at 400 till browned on edges.  If I have it I might put a little olive oil on it. 
With brown suger and cayenne?
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