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S.I.P./Quarantine Cooking

Well, we are all in a mess, so lets have some fun and learn a few things along the way!  First and foremost might be that...you can make a burrito at home!!!  That's a bit facetious talking to this crowd here on THP, who have some of the maddest cooking skills on the interwhebz. 
SO, lets post what we are cooking at home, what is made from the pantry, what was out of but substituted, all basic cooking skills.....
I'll get it started!
A couple days ago, talking with my son who is now 21 and living on his own for the last 2 years, he said..."I gotta go, Mom, the roasted chicken is done.  We're gonna eat dinner now."  :sniff:  AWW!!!!  I'm a happy mom.....
 Here's what we did for family entertainment last weekend.  We rented Milo and Otis...for the DOG to watch!!!


what's in the meat drawer- pork chops
Pantry- wild rice (doctored up majorly!)
Breading with pantry crackers
tomatoes (cuz that was the best FRESH veg I could come up with.)

I didn't have Panko, so I blitzed some Mary's pepper crackers in the food processor with some flour,  added some spices and pepper powders, dredged the chops in seasoned egg/milk wash and then cracker crumbs.  Pan Fry in cast iron skillet with a bit of oil until golden brown and done.


Rice- Saute rice mix in some butter (ala Rice-A-Roni) until toasty nutty done.  Add water and chicken base/boullion, cook until done.  Key notes!  Use broth as the cooking liquid and saute the rice mix before with butter!  There are lots of quinoa, rice mixes....just don't cook with plain water.  Saute in olive oil/butter or not,  or not, but definitely use seasoning in the water. 

Looks kind of blah, but was really yummy!

next up... Pork, shrimp, LO wild rice-vs-white rice, beans........and andoulle...
share what you got cooking.  Might make this into a competition of who had the best cooking Hack, or best out of nothing dish, to be awarded when all of this shite is over.
and my husband has developed a strange affinity for watching musicals.
Paint Your Wagon
Dirty Dancing (OK...that one's mine... :lol:)
I'm queuing up
Pirates of Penzance,
South Pacific...
and Floyd's final episodes.....
Muchas gracias SL.
I was thinkin' the same 'thang.
Corn Teened Pizza.
HEB frozen scheeze thin crust.

Ham it.
Pineapple it.
Bread & butter xalapa it.
Half way because I wanted mango hab sauce on the other half.

Rock it.
And cut it up.
With a 70 year old cleaver.

Eat it.
While listening to the lamentations of the main stream media.

No toilet paper pics.
Be safe y'all.
And love the one you're with.


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The Hot Pepper said:
What is LO rice?
Yep... leftover

texas blues said:

The Hot Pepper said:
I got some 50/50 tortillas based on TB's rec...
And some LO chili
Bring it on... no pics, never.....you know....


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And just for fun....

Name a person no longer living, you would have liked to meet in person, and have spent an evening with....

Me.... Keith Floyd
He was using Tabasco in a BBC cooking show with fish circa mid-1980's
edit to include video link-


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NECM, I like that.  Joe is 1/2 jack russel, which I think is the Victrola dog, and 1/2 red heeler.  What a mix!!!  ThrowtheballThrowtheballThrowtheballThrowtheballThrowtheball... :banghead:
Prepping for a later meal...corned beef.   I bought a small one that was prepared by the local butcher shop before StPaddys.   It was about 2 pounds, barely enough for the two of us for one dinner.  This one? 8 pounds... I'm gonna cook one half in a week and put the other half in the freezer



This meal is a jambalaya something.
Sweat the veggies in some butter

some LO (leftover) Aidelle's andoulle sausages

some slightly freezer-burnt prawns.  Defrost and trim up a bit, they are just fine~

Cook it up with some chicken broth and a can of diced tomatoes (didn't have any tomato paste) and a sprinkle of yellow blend pepper powder.

All ready to go and gonna use some LO wild rice


Honey put the kaybosh on the wild rice, insisted it needed white rice.  Crap!  Everything is cooked!  OK...take the shrimps out of the pot, add the rice and back on the heat.


White rice was the right call.  YUM!!!!