Cold weather, good eats

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_starinvestor, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. B_starinvestor

    B_starinvestor New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    4,409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Midwest
    Now that the weather is cooling off, I like to do more cooking and entertaining guests. Here is a fairly simple pot roast recipe I tried last night that was fantastic.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/cda...7614_RECIPE-PRINT-FULL-PAGE-FORMATTER,00.html

    If anyone has a personal favorite recipe, please post..When I cook for women it usually goes over quite well..and I'd like to expand the repertoire this year.

    Bon appetit!
     
  2. Mem

    Mem
    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    8,087
    Likes Received:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    FL
    I am satisfied in Florida in November wearing shorts and a t-Shirt. :biggrin1:
     
    #2 Mem, Nov 9, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  3. B_starinvestor

    B_starinvestor New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    4,409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Midwest
    Lucky @#$%^&
     
  4. nudeyorker

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    42,918
    Likes Received:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NYC/Honolulu
    Oven Kalua Pork
    3 pounds pork roast
    2 cups water
    1 tsp liquid smoke
    1/4 cup Hawaiian salt

    Place pork fat side up in roasting pan, combine water and liquid smoke, pour over meat and sprinkle with salt. Cover and bake in 400 degree oven for three hours or until tender
    Remove from pan shred pork and serve over rice.

    Caramel sweet potatoes
    8 sweet potatoes cooked and peeled
    1 cup butter
    2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup shredded coconut
    cut potatoes in one inch slices
    Combine butter and brown sugar in sauce pan over med heat and heat until mixture thickens (10 minutes)
    Add sweet potatoes, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes
    Sprinkle with coconut before serving

    Garnish plate with fresh papaya and pineapple and sweet onions
    Haupia Pudding
    2 cups coconut milk+ 1 cup water
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup cornstarch
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    pinch slat
    In a sauce pan over med heat combine coconut milk water and sugar gradually add corn starch vanilla and salt , until it thickens and pour into oiled 9 inch square pan and chill at least an hour, cut into squares and serve.
     
  5. bigbull29

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    5,721
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2,363
    Gender:
    Male
    Would someone please invite for a cozy, warm and delicious dinner? I loved cold weather and blankets.

    (PS I will bring male dessert:biggrin1:)
     
  6. bobabooey69

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,175
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    FL
    Florida winters are nice, though last January we hit 30 degrees. For a day like that cheesy broccoli chicken soup does the trick for me:cool:
     
  7. 1BiGG1

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    I’m having another cold weather classic tonight = Scalloped Potatoes w/Ham & Corn Bread but my favorite =


    Chicken & Dumplings (real dumplings, not those nasty mushy ones)

    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
    • 1/4 cup shortening
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 3 cups chicken broth
    • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken
    • In a bowl, combine flour, salt and poultry seasoning; cut in shortening until crumbly. Combine egg and milk; stir into flour mixture just until combined. On a heavily floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into 1-in. strips; cut strips into 2-in. lengths.
    • In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add chicken. Reduce heat; drop dumplings onto simmering broth. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering).
     
  8. nudeyorker

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    42,918
    Likes Received:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NYC/Honolulu
    Weekend Favorite
    Tortilla Soup
    Poach a chicken and shred it about 3 cups
    3 tlb olive oil
    1 cup diced onion
    1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
    1/4 cup diced celry
    1/4 cup peeled diced carrot
    1/2 tbl diced garlic
    2 tsp cumin
    2 tsp coriander
    1 tsp paprika
    1 tsp chile powder
    1 tsp oregano
    1/2 tsp cayenne
    1 cup crushed tomatoes
    2 quarts chicken broth (homemade is better, but Swansons will do in a pinch)
    10 corn tortillas shredded into 1/2" pieces
    1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup heavy cream
    salt and pepper to taste
    Throw everything into a slow cooker and cook for 6 hours

    Garnish with crispy tortilla strips and more shredded cheddar cheese and cilantro

    Popovers
    3 1/2 cups milk room temp
    4 cups flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    6 large eggs room temp
    Heat oven to 450
    Mix the dry ingredients into a bowl
    If you have a Kitchen Aid or electric mixer take eggs and liquid ingredients and mix on on med speed for three minutes add dry ingredients and mix on med speed for two minutes until well blended. Let the batter rest at room temp for an hour. Fill non stick pop over pans level and bake for 15 minutes, turn oven temp down to 375 and bake for another 30 minutes or until golden brown.
    Serve with strawberry butter
    1 1/2 cups butter at room temp + 1 cup good quality strawberry preserves, put in a bowl and mix until fluffy
    Enjoy!
     
  9. The Dragon

    The Dragon New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Messages:
    6,278
    Likes Received:
    6
    When it gets cool here I make -

    Ox tail stew.
    Braised lamb shanks.
    Boeuf Bourguignon
    Coq Au Vin
    Thich pork cultets slow cooked in apple cider and calvados.
    all served with creamy mashed potato with finely shaved onion and garlic.
    Smoked cod chowder.
    Sunshine soup. (pumpkin, sweet potato, potato and carrot soup laced with a little curry powder and double cream)

    Afters-
    Bread and Butter pudding with either rasins and cinnamon, apricot jam or raspberry jam centers, always with vanilla bean icecream.
    Icky Sticky date pudding with hard sauce and custard.
    Golden syrup Dumplings with Icecream
     
Draft saved Draft deleted