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What are you cooking today?
Sun 21-Feb-10
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Toffeeapple
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I'm at my house tonight (OH gone to Liverpool) so am having steak and mushrooms on toast.  With wine of course, Shiraz.Wine

I'll try that again!

Sun 21-Feb-10
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Sausage stew, using the pressure cooker I got for Xmas - the MiL bought me it, having previously told me how great hers was and asked if I wanted one as well (I said no) so I thought I'd better show willing.  I learned that you need a lot less liquid in there than you do in a pan - very runny stew!

I've also got a veggie soup going in the slo-cooker, which will feed us dinner for the next few days, and a loaf of wholemeal seeded bread in the breadmaker.  I've made up tuna-and-sweetcorn sarnie filling for the next few days for the OH's lunch box, and its in the fridge waiting on the bread.

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

Sun 21-Feb-10
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I will finish off the bean stew/soup, but am not sure which it will be till I see how thick it is.  Last night was roasted home-grown veg, and brussels sprouts which were freshly picked and not very good--I think they were Gothic, which I do not recommend! Partner had supplied the plants, and commented that the taste was disappointing. (Rest of veg were very good!)Smile

I did a good salad at lunch time, with left-over roasted veg--parsnip, potato, beetroot chopped fairly small, salad leaves from the garden (corn salad, landcress, rocket--I do not know how it has survived the cold unaided--parsley from under fleece, and celery leaf) with a dressing of mayonaise, yogurt, and chutney. I keep forgetting the squashes when I roast veg, but they are still keeping well so they don't need to be used urgently.

Sun 21-Feb-10
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I fancy Pork chop egg & chips plus brown bread and butter. but need to wash up yet.Cry

Sun 21-Feb-10
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We are trying a roast chicken in the slow cooker for the first time ever.

8 hours!

Elrohana - I thought pressure cookers were a thing of the past. let us know how you get on with it over time. My mum used hers all the time 40 years ago Confused

Mutley -  I think you have the right idea. Something fast and tasty. Less bother.

Barbara - I think you are lucky that those leaves survived. We tried some kale and it was soggy. Maybe it will recover in a week or two.

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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Danny said:

Elrohana - I thought pressure cookers were a thing of the past. let us know how you get on with it over time. My mum used hers all the time 40 years ago Confused


I suspect they are the latest thing in some store in Nottingham.  M-i-L is lovely, but a sucker for new toys (which often end up stuck at the back of a cupboard after a few months when the novelty wears off) and as soon as she finds a new gadget, she HAS to pass it on to everyone else.  She probably saw hers on special offer as 'the latest thing' somewhere, had a bout of nostalgia (she's in her early 60's so probably had one when she first got married), bought it, and I know she's used it to death, so despite my saying I had no use for one, she bought me one too.  It does say in the recipe booklet that its good for jams, marmalades and chutneys, so I may have a go at that.  If I do, I'll let you know how it goes. 

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

Sun 21-Feb-10
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Probably about the same age as your M-i-L Elrohana.  I did have a pressure cooker at one time, but I was terrified of it and didn't use it much.  And yes it was a present.  I much prefer my slow cooker.

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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Oh and Mutley, your dinner sounds absolutely blooming marvellous !!!!!!

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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Me too, ahve eaten the Tomats for would have fryed them to.But i won't eat untill about 11 tonight.

Sun 21-Feb-10
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Mutley - I could never wait until 11 at night to eat (unless it was a kebab on the way home from the pub but I have not been out that late for 15 years!).

I must try to remember what my mum used her pressure cooker for. Yes, it is scary, but fast and really quite safe.

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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When jade don't stay over, It's the time i normaly eat at as i get a good nights sleep this way. If i eat early i fall into a coma i just have to go to sleep as im then so tyred.but as i type i have peeled the spuds and chiped, and will fry in hot Dripping as with the chop first.

Sun 21-Feb-10
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Traditional roast chicken and stuffing dinner here tonight. Which means there'll be chicken and pasta tomorrow, and a couple of bags of chicken pieces in the freezer for future meals. Oh and the slow cooker's simmering away with the carcass in it to make stock. The smell's driving the cat nuts - he keeps going into the kitchen and having a serious sniff.

Sun 21-Feb-10
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Danast - I LOVE my slo-cooker, wonderful invention, that and the breadmaker have revolutionised my (full-time working person) kitchen.  I thought I'd give the pressure cooker a go, and to be fair, it IS quick, and I don't find it scary, but the amount of attention the cats were giving it worried me a bit.  Wouldn't put it past them to jump up and investigate and scald their noses.  Boys!

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

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Can I say that the London Particular recipe was fantastic - really delicious. Love it!

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3822/london-particular

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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That recipe sounds good, I wonder why it has that title?  My steak and mushrooms were good but I have enough leftover steak for at least two lunches.  In fact that makes it a bargain as the mushrooms were 40p and the steak £2.96.

I'll try that again!

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