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dayexco 02-26-2016 10:59 AM

Any of you cook?
 
Retirement breeds boredom. I hated dealing with employees, but should have bought a mini ex to occupy my time now.

Never, ever cooked until last year, and finding I love it. Made this last night. wife is pretty critical of what I do, but raved about this.

Pound chicken breasts half inch thick, mix up fresh spinach leaves, garlic, onion, sour cream, pepper black cheese and wrap up in chicken breasts, wrap that with bacon, bake for 45 minutes.

I know I'm my own critic here, but damn it was good. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...110b8198a6.jpg

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Creter 02-26-2016 11:23 AM

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Yeppers

Al Truistic 02-26-2016 11:24 AM

I do most of the cooking at home. I have made this:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/p...ps-recipe.html

a few times and it is always a hit. Really easy, but the brown sugar and chili powder are magic together.

I am more of a soup and stew maker for the most part.

Robie 02-26-2016 11:35 AM

Cooking is great. I love to cook.

It's like anything else though...some things will be better than others. Just don't give up because something didn't turn put like you planned.

The internet is your friend if you have questions or concerns.

I joined America's Test Kitchen website. I love their shows and their recipes are done repetitively to insure quality outcome.

dayexco 02-26-2016 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Creter (Post 4379962)
Yeppers

What is that? I want to try it! !!

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dayexco 02-26-2016 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Al Truistic (Post 4379970)
I do most of the cooking at home. I have made this:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/p...ps-recipe.html

a few times and it is always a hit. Really easy, but the brown sugar and chili powder are magic together.

I am more of a soup and stew maker for the most part.

This could be fun. That looks great.

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dayexco 02-26-2016 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Robie (Post 4380018)
Cooking is great. I love to cook.

It's like anything else though...some things will be better than others. Just don't give up because something didn't turn put like you planned.

The internet is your friend if you have questions or concerns.

I joined America's Test Kitchen website. I love their shows and their recipes are done repetitively to insure quality outcome.

Robie, I knew you were in food biz, didn't realize you actually "cooked".

When Cindy had to leave for work or go to daughter's, I lived on canned soup, cereal, sandwiches.

I've just "kinda" started cooking in the last year. ..and am really enjoying it.

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kiteman 02-26-2016 12:08 PM

I made a pretty good pineapple upside down cake Monday


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dayexco 02-26-2016 12:10 PM

Guess my thing is, if I'm going to make something. ..it's not going to be a burger on a grill.

I'm after that ooooohhh, aaaah factor.

And it's been fun, granted my critics are family and friends. .but so far has gone over pretty good.

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SmallTownGuy 02-26-2016 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by dayexco (Post 4379842)
Retirement breeds boredom. I hated dealing with employees, but should have bought a mini ex to occupy my time now.

Never, ever cooked until last year, and finding I love it. Made this last night. wife is pretty critical of what I do, but raved about this.

Pound chicken breasts half inch thick, mix up fresh spinach leaves, garlic, onion, sour cream, pepper black cheese and wrap up in chicken breasts, wrap that with bacon, bake for 45 minutes.

I know I'm my own critic here, but damn it was good. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...110b8198a6.jpg

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Yup, that will make friends.

On the hibachi:

boneless breasts marinated in vinegar and onions, wrapped w/bacon, grille, roll in parmesan cheese and dust with fresh chives.

Throw a dollup of horseradish on a corner of the plate to brighten up the last bite or 2.

Inner10 02-26-2016 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by dayexco (Post 4380186)
Guess my thing is, if I'm going to make something. ..it's not going to be a burger on a grill.

I'm after that ooooohhh, aaaah factor.

And it's been fun, granted my critics are family and friends. .but so far has gone over pretty good.

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I consider myself a pretty respectable cook. Good cooking doesn't come from the wow factor, it comes from basic fundamentals of cooking which is knowing how to regulate time, temperature and salt.

If you want a no-brainer meal that will sure to impress look to braising. Take any old piece of meat, sear it off so it's nice and dark, brown tomatoes paste then add whatever liquid you have and whatever veg you have. Bake or boil until both are tender.

Spencer 02-26-2016 12:36 PM

I grill.

Bought a smoker for Christmas this year but haven't had time to really use it.

Creter 02-26-2016 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by dayexco (Post 4380082)
What is that? I want to try it! !!

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Whole tenderloin - silver skinned off, cleaned up, cut in half, seasoned then tied into a roast so the ends don't overcook the middle. Get it to 135 and let her rest. Slice and consume.

Budweiser - Chill to about 30 degrees, open, consume - repeat often

dayexco 02-26-2016 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by kiteman (Post 4380162)
I made a pretty good pineapple upside down cake Monday


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Haven't dared to do the baking thing yet, next on my list!

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madmax718 02-26-2016 01:06 PM

I make pop overs. They have a short half life. I like to cut them in half, put crispy bacon in . Wife likes them with blueberry jelly. I had to go on ebay to find the old cast iron pans, as they stopped making them in the 70's.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popover

asevereid 02-26-2016 01:20 PM

I can't hold a candle to the way my little lady cooks, but I know my way around a few meals.
Peppers stuffed with brie and rice, grill smoked ribs, the best burger you've ever tasted... And just plain old breakfast. I love a well cooked breakfast.

dayexco 02-26-2016 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by madmax718 (Post 4380402)
I make pop overs. They have a short half life. I like to cut them in half, put crispy bacon in . Wife likes them with blueberry jelly. I had to go on ebay to find the old cast iron pans, as they stopped making them in the 70's.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popover

Bacon and jelly, that's quite a combination. Definitely try that.

Everybody loves bacon

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dayexco 02-26-2016 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by asevereid (Post 4380450)
I can't hold a candle to the way my little lady cooks, but I know my way around a few meals.
Peppers stuffed with brie and rice, grill smoked ribs, the best burger you've ever tasted... And just plain old breakfast. I love a well cooked breakfast.

Breakfast is only good on a cast iron skillet.

Personally, the burnt, black stuff that clings to the bottom of the skillet is mine.

Breakfast is my favorite meal

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VinylHanger 02-26-2016 04:25 PM

This is the last thing I made. It is a historical Japanese dish, but the idea and recipe came from an anime series. Food Wars on Youtube. Typical Japanese anime naughtiness.

http://shokugekinosoma.wikia.com/wik...apin_Steak_Don

However, the recipes are good stuff. I used a London broil and split it. The onions were an amazing tenderizer. Yummy

This weekends meal will be a fake pork roast made with potatoes wrapped in bacon.

I try and cook at least one full meal a week. I'd cook every night if I could.

mako1 02-26-2016 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by madmax718 (Post 4380402)
I make pop overs. They have a short half life. I like to cut them in half, put crispy bacon in . Wife likes them with blueberry jelly. I had to go on ebay to find the old cast iron pans, as they stopped making them in the 70's.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popover


https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...ron+muffin+pan


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