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Old 09-18-2018, 04:45 PM
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Share your favorite recipes here.

Or tell of your favorite dishes. Or restaurants....

Or ... anything about food at all. Just food. Eats. Grubs....

Also, food memories -- best, worst, indifferent.... Anything, really.

Oh, and a question: What are your favorite quick and easy (to make) lunches, dinners, breakfasts?
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:13 PM
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Breakfast Quesadillas
(a quick and easy, yummy breakfast)

It begins with something like an omelette, only you don't fold it over as omelettes generally are. Think of this as a simple disc of egg, rather then using scrambled eggs. If it pleases you to add cooked sausage crumbles or bacon bits to it, go for it. Flip it over and cook it through, ideally in a non-stick pan about (roughly) the diameter of your tortillas.

Transfer your egg disk to a plate.

Lay a tortilla (the wheat kind, not the corn) in the hot (not too hot!), lightly oiled skillet. Sprinkle this with cheese. Cheddar is good, but any good melting cheese will do. Allow the cheese to melt some, so that it's a bit sticky.

Place your egg disk on this cheesy tortilla. Be sure it sticks to the tortilla. You may choose to add bacon bits or sausage -- and/or sauteed garlic (onion, peppers, mushrooms) at this point. Ideally, everything atop is hot while added. This helps the next layer of cheese to melt and become sticky. Be sure not too add too much stuff!! A little is fine, and if you add to much stuff it won't flip over easily.

Sprinkle this layered concoction with a little more cheese. Don't overdo it. It's just there so it will hold together when you flip the quesadilla over.

Place your second tortilla atop this melted cheese. (Be sure it's melted enough that it will stick together. Press it into the melted cheese with your spatula.) But try not to burn the bottom tortilla in the process! If it seems to take too long you can flash melt this cheese in the oven.)

If all layers are now stuck together well enough, you should be able to use a large spatula to flip it all upside-down in the same pan. (This flipping process may take a little skill development. It has to be quick, but not so quick that it ends up on the floor. LOL) Flip it over and let it sit a moment so the other tortilla crisps or browns ever so slightly (or gets 'done' to your satisfaction').

Cut into quarters (or smaller pieces) on a cutting board, much as you'd cut a pizza. But don't use a pizza cutting "wheel". Use a good kitchen knife. And the cutting motion is not a "sawing" motion, but more of a downward press motion.

Congratulations!

Top with salsa.

Eat. (Either with a fork or as finger food, like pizza. But let it cool a little if eating as finger food.)

(You can make the same thing using scrambled eggs, but it's more challenging to flip it over if your eggs are scrambled. Also, the 'omelette' approach allows you to easily regulate the thickness and diameter of your egg portion.)
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I'm addicted to deviled eggs.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:38 PM
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I'm addicted to deviled eggs.
Me too!

Do you ever make your own deviled eggs?

Do you know what makes them "deviled"?

The Devil is ... in the details.

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I find they're tastier when someone else makes them.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:26 PM
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I find they're tastier when someone else makes them.
Yes, because ...

http://www.polyamory.com/forum/showp...18&postcount=2

You really should learn a simple recipe or two, KDT, and practice at it until you've mastered it. Once you get into the swing of it you'll find the kitchen is an interesting place to be creative and have fun. Besides, everyone must eat. And not all good things are found in plastic bags which require only a moment in the microwave.
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I also enjoy deviled egg. They are not really difficult to make - just somewhat tedious and time consuming. Otoh - I don't really care for most of the ready made ones that you find at grocery store deli's. A lot of that is about adding the spices and extras that you like - instead of taking what they have at the deli.

Quick "creamy" low calorie - low carb cold treat:
No sugar added almond milk (plain or vanilla).
Crushed ice.
Splenda or other zero-low calorie sweetener.
Add whatever else you like -
Sugar free coffee flavorings (0 cal, 0 carb) - Caramel, S'mores, Hazelnut
And stir -
Or a teaspoon or two of sugar free pudding mix.
Or add fruit (strawberries are a good low carb choice) - and throw in a blender.
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When I want to impress someone with my mad cooking skills but don't want to spend too much time...

Creamy garlic chicken

I take a couple chicken breasts and cut them up (probably would be more impressive to leave them whole). Brown these in a large skillet with some olive oil. I cook the chicken until it is just done. Once done remove and set aside. To the skillet add 1cup heavy cream, half cup of chicken stock, a heaping teaspoon of garlic powder, heaping teaspoon of Italian herb blend, and a half cup of grated Parmesan cheese. While that's cooking I boil a pot of pasta.

Add half a cup of sun dried tomatoes. When the sauce starts getting thick add the chicken back in. Add a couple handfuls of fresh chopped spinach. Finally, ad the pasta. The key to good pasta is to cook it just a little short of al dente. Put it in a colander and run some cold water over it. That stops the cooking process. It will cook the rest of the way when you add it to the dish at the end to heat it back up.

This is the first thing I made for Bella. She liked it so much she wants me to make it every time I come home. I'm like, "But I have so many more things I like to cook." I think her secret plan is to eventually have me cook every day I am home.
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A lot of that is about adding the spices and extras that you like - instead of taking what they have at the deli.
I recommend trying smoked paprika to anyone who has not tried it. Yum! Not all paprika is smoked, of course.
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:15 PM
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Creamy garlic chicken
Sounds good. And easy-ish. I'll try it.

Have you tried it using fresh garlic? (e.g., crushed)

I don't keep garlic powder on hand and tend to use fresh. I'm not sure anyone could tell the difference(?). But 'serious cooks' tend to prefer fresh, it seems. I think fresh garlic might contribute a little ... je ne sais quoi.
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