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What are you cooking today?
Sun 7-Feb-10
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Toffeeapple
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Danny said:


Hey, BS, sorry that TA's propensity for name dropping overshadowed your BeD. I am sure she may apologise eventually Cry


As it says above BS. Big_Hug

Elrohana, sounds like a busy Sunday for you, I hope your injuries heal very soon.

I'm cooking a pork casserole for this evening, I'll bung everything in the one pan to save on the washing up.

I'll try that again!

Sun 7-Feb-10
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We've had a busy couple of days with a walk in the Glens of Antrim on Friday, and a volunteering session clearing litter off Ram's Island in Lough Neagh yesterday. So today we're a bit tired and stiff, and facing the prospect of the row of tiles needing stuck back on in the bathroom.

So there'll be no full Sunday roast here this weekend. It's going to be home-made chicken pie that I lifted out of the freezer last night with baby boiled spuds and veg.

Sun 7-Feb-10
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Toffeeapple said:

Elrohana, sounds like a busy Sunday for you, I hope your injuries heal very soon.


Heh, they're daft really.  One is an injured knee from cycling (no idea what happened, I got off the bike and my knee gave way) and the other one is a huge bruise on my shin (RIGHT on the main muscle down the front and therefore hurts when I move) where my mad Border Shepherd dog headbutted me on Tuesday.

The garden is looking tidier, but no cooking has yet been attempted! Doh

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.

Sun 7-Feb-10
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I bought a stuffed chicken (first time trying one of those) from Waitrose on Friday and that will be roasted in Andrew with crispy streaky bacon, bread sauce, roast spuds, sprouts from the garden.

It's my first time doing Sunday roast in Andrew. Fiona did a duck crown last Sunday and it was perfect, just took a lot longer to cook than we expected so I will try a higher temp this evening. It's a bit of a learning curve.

Off to town now. Must check out the knives in TK Maxx. Then back in time to watch Scotland v France in rugby. C'mon, Danuta, give us something to cheer about! (time for a thistle smiley) Wink

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Sun 7-Feb-10
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I'm having some friends down tonight,  so I am trying a recipe Bright Spark gave me  for slow cooked brisket, with oven roasted vegetables and baby potatoes.  Soup and crusty bread to start with and cheese to finish.  Perhaps a glass or two of red!!  

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Sun 7-Feb-10
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We're having Wiener Schnitzel tonight - although I have to admit that I can't use veal - it just seems wrong somehow (I might have started something here ..... oops!).

So I will be using wafer thin large turkey fillets for my escalopes. Plus home-made oven-roasted chips - I dip my chips in semolina before baking them, crispy outside, soft inside.

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Sun 7-Feb-10
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Im doing chips , toms,bacon,sasauges fishfingers,eggs,was going to do something else but to tired.got about as much energy as a two watt light bulb she has killed me today playing cat games with the sofa up side down making nests. 

Sun 7-Feb-10
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Danny said:

I bought a stuffed chicken (first time trying one of those) from Waitrose on Friday and that will be roasted in Andrew with crispy streaky bacon, bread sauce, roast spuds, sprouts from the garden.

It's my first time doing Sunday roast in Andrew. Fiona did a duck crown last Sunday and it was perfect, just took a lot longer to cook than we expected so I will try a higher temp this evening. It's a bit of a learning curve.

Off to town now. Must check out the knives in TK Maxx. Then back in time to watch Scotland v France in rugby. C'mon, Danuta, give us something to cheer about! (time for a thistle smiley) Wink

Sorry Danny No can do.  Disastrous result     Cry  Cry   Cry    Time for a tear!


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Sun 7-Feb-10
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Bummer, Danuta,  Yell but the Scots tackled like tigers and gave some really exciting moments. Sean Lamont made some terrific breaks that had me roaring my head off. Sadly, it was not to be. Those Frenchies look very well organised and strong brutes as well. Our boys travel to Paris next weekend. They are good but it's a big ask.

Anyhow, back to the topic - our roast chicken was not totally cooked through. I did it at 200 C. Next time we will try 225 C and keep on experimenting. Luckily, there was enough outside meat for supper and the roasties were better than our first attempt. Ok

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Well, my friends have just gone home. I've tidied up and thought I would tell you how wonderful the brisket was and the gravy with the hint of cumin, coriander and cinnamon was to die for.  

Thanks Bright Spark for the recipe.  Everyone enjoyed it and we had a really good evening.  You are a star BS.    Star Star Star Star

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Mon 8-Feb-10
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Thanks Danuta - I am so pleased you liked it - and your guests, too.

It has now become the staple recipe when I buy brisket, and it really isn't difficult, is it?

Oh, bring back Home Economics/Cookery lessons into the classroom - there really is no substitute for cooking real food.

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Mon 8-Feb-10
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It is very cold here tonight so can't resist baked potatos. went out to  friends yesterday, so a day off cooking.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Tue 9-Feb-10
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brightspark said:

Oh, bring back Home Economics/Cookery lessons into the classroom - there really is no substitute for cooking real food.

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I learnt to cook quite early so my mother who was a supply teacher was very shocked when one girl couldn't bring a baking tray to a lesson because they never cooked at home from scratch and that was quite a few years ago now and I know that is more common now than then.

We are having a risotto thrown together because I have been out and as I type the rice, carrots, onions, salami and peas are cooking in a mushroom stock from a stock cube, no idea what it will be like but it will be hot and edible and right now that is all that matters Whistle

Tue 9-Feb-10
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Your risotto sounds delicious Joanna, it's one of my favourite comfort foods.  I had lunch with some ex-colleagues today so won't need much dinner tonight.

I'll try that again!

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Actually it was tastier than I thought it would be with some leftover coleslaw. Ok

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