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Domesticity. Do-mes-ticity!!

I've been cooking!! A week ago or so I made my first from-scratch mac and cheese. It had cream cheese instead of a roux to thicken it and smoked Gouda. Tuesday I made a green curry with shrimp and asparagus. Last night it was fennel-crusted steak bites.

The are all 'quick and easy' recipes, which means they make a good starting place but improvements can be made. The curry was pretty mild, so we added more at the last minute, the mac and cheese would have been better with some mustard powder and all three dishes needed onions but....yay! Cooking!!

Now I am stumped for what to make tonight.

1. What should I make tonight?

2. Where do you get your recipes?

3. Have you eaten Spam?

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girl_fusion
Mar. 10th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
That sounds delicious!!! Being a vegetarian, I still miss shrimp. :/

1. Eggplant parmesan!
2. From online vegetarian websites or through cookbooks I own.
3. When I was younger. I can't believe I used to enjoy that shit. Even corned beef was amazing, I thought. *shudder*
toadflax234
Mar. 10th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yay for cooking! Well done you. :-)

1. What do you have in? What about something Mexican?

2. I have lots of favourites, in lots of books. I look on the BBC Good Food website if I need inspiration.
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/

3. Yes. Salty goodness!
meathiel
Mar. 10th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
There are also a couple of pretty good cooking comms here on LJ - like real_cooking.
singlemomsummer
Mar. 10th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
1. Baked Potato Soup http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/105070/Baked-Potato-Soup/detail.aspx?cmp=EM_VBB_2011-03_009 I'm dying to try it :)

2. Betty Crocker, Nestle, Copykat, and Food Network websites

3. I think at some low point I might have, but I never will again. Although my husband loves it :-x
nimue_obscure
Mar. 10th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
1. Well, i'm a vegetarian so my food faves are gonna be significantly different than yours, but my defaults are cooked stuff (onions, garlic, whatever veggies are on hand, and seasoning) over pasta, rice, or quinoa. Or wrapped up in a tortilla. Mmmmm, craxy burritos. I have a head of orange cauliflower in the fridge and i think tonight i may just chop it up and roast w/ olive oil, salt and pepper. That might not go over well in your household ;P
2. I love the Moosewood cookbooks. There are quite a few, however i do believe all are veggie. Allrecipes.com is a great site if you have 1 or 2 key ingredients and are looking for new things to do with them.
3. Nope. Canned meat is for the cats.
laurainlimbo
Mar. 10th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
canned meat is for cats:) yes, I agree!! that's so funny:)
technophobe1975
Mar. 10th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
3. I like corned beef but the very thought of spam makes me retch :(
alicephilippa
Mar. 10th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
  1. Hmm, how about this verswion of corned beef hash. me and the boyf have something fairly similar for dinner at times. It's good simple comfort food.
  2. Cookbooks, t'internet, memory, some are my late granny's recipes.
  3. Yes.
just_kaye
Mar. 10th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
1--hmm, I really have no clue. ;-)
2--LOL--I hate cooking so I just get things that I can pop in the microwave for a few minutes and then be done with them. ;-)
3--Yes, and I HATED IT! I will NEVER touch that stuff again! NEVER!
laurainlimbo
Mar. 10th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
1. some pasta dish? I'm not a cook, so I have no good ideas.

2. online - that is, if I ever cook

3. how do you eat an email? - OH THAT spam? the Spam that Monty Python sang about? um..... no. I don't want to try. it's frightening!
_libertybelle_
Mar. 11th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Mmmm, scratch-made mac and cheese! *drools*

1. Pizza! :-D

2. I don't really cook, but if I want a recipe for a certain thing I usually Google it to find the best recipe.

3. Yes! I love it!
sionainn
Mar. 11th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
1. Easy chicken pot pie: rotisserie chicken, frozen veggies, either condensed cream of chicken soup or make a roux & use chicken stock. Scoop the mixture into a pre-made pie shell, top with another pre-made pie shell, bake.

2. I tend to go to allrecipes.com because I like reading the reviews and what other people did to tweak or fix problems. Then I create my own recipe from there. :-)

3. Yes. I only like it in my mom's rice rolls.
ellettra
Mar. 11th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
All of those things you made sound DELISH!!
annietopia
Mar. 11th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
Woohoo for cooking!! I am getting better, but I will never be as good in the kitchen as most of my family.

Check out allrecipes.com. I like that people rate the dishes as well as suggest improvements in the feedback.
impetusofadream
Mar. 11th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
1. What should I make tonight?
STIRFRY!!!!

2. Where do you get your recipes?
The Google Machine. No lie when I'm like ooo, I need (fro example) a pasta recipe. I google it. And then click on the the first 10 or links and compare them to see how complicated they are, if they include any ingredients I dislike or can't eat and how long they take.

I've also got a few cookbooks. And I save recipes form magazines. When like Cosmo or something does a food segment. I tear that shit out and put it in my Pirates of the Caribbean folder. *yup. I have a Pirates folder. So sue me*

3. Have you eaten Spam?
Never. Over my stone cold dead rotting corpse will I ever even THINK about consuming that crap. The smell alone makes me gag.
dark_jaguar
Mar. 11th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
1) 'za.

2) the people who do the cooking.

3) My client has no comment at this time...
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