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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2014, 03:01:53 PM »
Ok here's one.


Ham, Sausage, or Bacon?




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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2014, 05:25:54 PM »
Different pig for different roles. In fact I have all three on the stove right now. Ham and andouille in a pot of beans, and bacon/ham in a pot of greens. If I had to pick just one, I'm not sure but I think I might go with sausage. As tasty and versatile as bacon is, sausage is just too useful, due in large part to the numerous varieties. Think of how many things you can do with plain ole breakfast sausage, both in bulk and link form. Then throw Italian sausage into the mix. Wurst makes for a variety of good eats. And then there's the mighty chorizo. While some bacon is certainly better than others, it's still bacon at the end of the day.
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2014, 12:26:38 AM »
Ham is probably my least favorite of the three so it's always between sausage and bacon.  Lately bacon is king though.

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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2014, 03:58:20 AM »
For seasoning things (beans, greens, whatever), I actually prefer dropping in some side meat or a ham hock.  But that's just me.

Hard to argue with the versatility of sausage.
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2015, 07:11:48 PM »
Hot dog with a glazed donut bun

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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2015, 07:19:43 PM »
I honestly don't know if I'd consider that more disgusting or shameful. I enjoy doughnuts as much as the next guy they don't improve every single thing they could be added to.
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2015, 07:25:41 PM »
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2015, 07:34:01 PM »
Hot dog with a glazed donut bun



I would probably try that....and wash it down with a yoo hoo,

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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2015, 05:26:15 AM »
Glazed donuts are disgusting.

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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2015, 08:44:34 AM »
Said no one ever.
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2015, 03:41:39 PM »
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2015, 10:08:09 PM »
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2015, 03:45:26 PM »
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2015, 07:55:52 PM »
Yeah, I'd fuck that up for sure..  :drool:
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2015, 05:27:35 AM »
Yeah, I'd fuck that up for sure..  :drool:

My first pass at reading this missed the "up". 

And it still made total sense.
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2015, 07:26:05 PM »
Got a cut of filet mignon for the holiday. SOOO good.







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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #52 on: July 05, 2015, 02:06:43 PM »
It's not that elaborate, but few things beat pasta with homemade meatsauce. I made some today - just ground beef, onion, garlic, tomatoes, red wine and spices - and it was heavenly. Put on some fresh parmesan and you've got yourself an instant win.
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2015, 06:08:13 PM »
It's not that elaborate, but few things beat pasta with homemade meatsauce. I made some today - just ground beef, onion, garlic, tomatoes, red wine and spices - and it was heavenly. Put on some fresh parmesan and you've got yourself an instant win.
Indeed. I use hot Italian sausage, myself, but the premise remains the same. It's a damned useful thing to have on hand, also. After you get tired of spaghetti you make a nice baked ziti out of it. With the Italian sausage it also makes a fine pizza. It's also damned easy to vac-pack a serving or two to leave in the freezer. I dig the shit out of having home cooked food on hand.
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2015, 06:11:28 PM »
A mix of hamburger and veal is so damn flavorful.   The wife is hanging with her best friend and making homemade sauce soon.  Got 6 jars last time.
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« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2015, 06:15:52 PM »
Anybody fortunate enough to live in a city with a Penzey's Spices in town should definitely take advantage of it. I've been a big fan of the spices for a while now, and they cost damn near the same as their greatly inferior Spice Island and McCormick counterparts. Great quality in the herbs and spices, and some wonderful blends (the vindaloo rules).

But the kicker is that they send coupons out in the catalog and in their emails for free stuff. I walked out of there the other day with two pretty good freebies. One of them was a Turkish blend that I've been hammering the shit out of. Mixed with yogurt and a bit of lemon juice it makes a fantastic marinade. Tonight I cranked out a couple of pounds of Kofta that was (and will continue to be) fantastic. It's awesome when somebody dumps a bag of spices on you that encourages you to venture into making new stuff.
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2015, 07:53:29 PM »
Ha, I just went to one yesterday and was encouraging a friend to go since he's getting more and more into cooking. I definitely agree that Penzey's is worth the trip.

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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #57 on: July 07, 2015, 06:30:15 AM »
Anybody fortunate enough to live in a city with a Penzey's Spices in town should definitely take advantage of it. I've been a big fan of the spices for a while now, and they cost damn near the same as their greatly inferior Spice Island and McCormick counterparts. Great quality in the herbs and spices, and some wonderful blends (the vindaloo rules).

I don't think I've ever seen one by me but I'll look for a close one.  Maybe it's not too far.  I'm big on spices in cooking and I warn people that eat my food that they should make sure they like a heavy palate.  Although I've toned it down for some people. 

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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2015, 05:19:27 PM »
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« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2015, 05:29:38 PM »
I had some leftover bacon so I made a mac n' cheese with bacon, cauliflower and I added gouda.   Topped it with panko crumbs.

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« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2015, 07:44:28 PM »
I had some leftover bacon

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« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2015, 07:45:22 PM »
Only two of us in the hizzle bro.
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« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2015, 03:36:56 AM »
My girlfriend and I attempted our first curry dish tonight. I love indian food, so was quite skeptical that it would live up to my expectations, but I can honestly say that I would prefer to do this than going to a restuarant. All we have to find is a nice doughy naan recipe and I'd be set.

Also, we cooked quinoa instead of rice, which I quite liked since quinoa doesn't have much flavour compared to rice, which allowed me to enjoy the curry even more.

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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2015, 07:16:14 AM »
Anybody fortunate enough to live in a city with a Penzey's Spices in town should definitely take advantage of it. I've been a big fan of the spices for a while now, and they cost damn near the same as their greatly inferior Spice Island and McCormick counterparts. Great quality in the herbs and spices, and some wonderful blends (the vindaloo rules).

You're the second person to make that recommendation to me in the last month.  Thankfully, there is one in West Hartford, which is about 20 minutes from me.   There was a great spice store in Philly (Italian Market) which is great for me because I know the flavors, but I don't always know the names.  Might head over there this weekend. 

I like making things that sound gross or plain but adding something special to it.  I'd like to think my Shepherd's Pie is something special (my kid LOVES it), and I just tried a tuna noodle casserole that was good, but I already know what I have to do to make it a bit better.  I also like making penne ala vodka, and I have a killer sausage/pasta recipe I make.

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« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2015, 08:15:52 AM »
My girlfriend and I attempted our first curry dish tonight. I love indian food, so was quite skeptical that it would live up to my expectations, but I can honestly say that I would prefer to do this than going to a restuarant. All we have to find is a nice doughy naan recipe and I'd be set.
Are you one of those crazy fucks that roasts and grinds all the spices by hand? For my part that's what Penzy's is for. Not really because I'm lazy, but since I can't really go out and drop a ton of money on 15 oddball spices that I'll rarely use. Fenugreek? Now how often does the need for that arise?

Personally, I'm a big fan of aloo matar. Easy to make and goes well with a lot of things. Eventually I figured out that fresh serrano peppers are the secret to the whole thing. No other pepper gives it the right flavor.
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« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2015, 08:19:34 AM »
Anybody fortunate enough to live in a city with a Penzey's Spices in town should definitely take advantage of it. I've been a big fan of the spices for a while now, and they cost damn near the same as their greatly inferior Spice Island and McCormick counterparts. Great quality in the herbs and spices, and some wonderful blends (the vindaloo rules).

You're the second person to make that recommendation to me in the last month.  Thankfully, there is one in West Hartford, which is about 20 minutes from me.   There was a great spice store in Philly (Italian Market) which is great for me because I know the flavors, but I don't always know the names.  Might head over there this weekend. 
Yeah, you can spend a ton of time in there sniffing all of the sample jars. Tons of stuff to discover, though I lack the ability to sniff some new spice and think "hey, that'd work swell in X."  I do know that I've been blowing right through the 4oz bag of the Turkish seasoning blend they gave me a couple of weeks ago. Pretty easy to do crazy shit with that stuff.
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2015, 03:11:13 PM »
they call it clafouti. it's sort of an eggy pie-thing that you put fruit into, traditionally for cherries. it's tasty. made a couple recently

this one's with cherries

this one's with blueberries, I like it more

here's the recipe. the fruit can be any fruit
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Re: Official food thread v. Jingle.star
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2015, 06:02:06 PM »
^^^ That looks very tasty



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« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2015, 05:59:13 PM »
Bacon, tomatoes from the wife's garden marinated in basalmic vinegar and olive oil.  A blend of cheeses topped with grated Romano cheese and fresh basil again from the wife's garden.

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« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2015, 06:33:45 PM »
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