What's cookin' tonight

Discussion in 'Food for The Floor Pro' started by Barry Carlton, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published


    I bought a leg of lamb several weeks ago and butchered it myself. That's where I got the ground lamb, from the trimmings.

    I also usually make my own hamburger. I watch for roasts to go on sale, most of the time less than hamburger then grind it myself.
     
  2. RFI

    RFI Mr. Nefarious Senior Member

    I need to brag on my son a bit. Christmas eve dinner he made us Elk, Venison and Shrimp kabobs along with stuffed scallops. We had dinner at our favorite cabin in the woods with snow on the ground. Best dinner I have ever had!

    I have no idea where he learned to cook. Shoot I cant even make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches without screwing it up. :blink:



    Rob
     
  3. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Sounds yummy. We're having scallops tomorrow.
     
  4. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    making a roast chicken tonight, probably going to last us about 4 days worth of dinners. Chicken noodle soup, chicken pot pie, and maybe chicken tacos. Any other suggestions on what to do with the odds and ends pieces? I usually reduce the carcass and make stock out of it.
     
  5. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    When your done, grind up the carcass and make dog food.;)
     
  6. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    Well I would, but I don't think my wife wants to eat dog food. :eek::eek: #nopets
     
  7. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    This was Monday.

    Usually when Sue goes out of town I have some guys over and cook for them, sometimes a mixed group, but mostly guys from our church. So When Sue got back from her latest trip to CA, she said I was short changing the gals. So we had some over Monday and made Salmon, potatoes rattan (from the restaurant), carrots, artichokes, and artichoke bisque. Sue made stuffed clams and artichoke brochette for an appetizer, and a mousse for dessert.

    Salmon was:

    in a buttered dish, sour cream and S&P mixed and covering the salmon about 1/8 inch thick, heavy cream to about half the thickness of the salmon. A sprinkle of white wine and I chose to put grated swiss on top. (Parm is good too)

    In the oven at 350 till cooked to desired doneness. (Essentially the salmon is poached in the sour cream and cream)

    Serve on a plate that contrasts with white.

    The bisque was the left over clippings from trimming the artichokes and the stems, boiled, then mixed with a bechamel sauce (white roux w/ cream and onion), strained, then added the stems back in and blended with an immersion blender. S&P to taste.
     
  8. Chris Mha

    Chris Mha Charter Member Senior Member

    Barry your starting to sound like a regular Gordon Ramsey these days. Sounds awesome.
     
  9. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    Only with less cursing.
     
  10. Chris Mha

    Chris Mha Charter Member Senior Member

    Ok, we'll call him our Bobby Flay.
     
  11. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Had a going away dinner for a young couple and their baby last night. We kinda did it up for them. They seem to like us as better parents than they have and they are good kids (all things considered).

    Breaded pork in Jeager Sauce (their request), rainbow potatoes in cream sauce, aspagus, shredded brussels sprouts w/ pancetta, home made onion soupw/ swiss, and a chocolate mousse for dessert. They chose Pinot Noir for the wine. The only "cheat" I did was to use bread from the restaurant (a really good baguette that we get to take home at the end of the eves if there are any left)
     

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  12. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Ya it looks fit to eat!!!;) Send me some.:D

    Daris
     
  13. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Tonight, a little late dinner for us. 8 PM our time. But Tangine chicken (tomatos, citrus, onions, cinnamon, honey, almond slivers, and left over veggies (Potatoes in cream) Baked in a stone/clay pot.

    Tomorrow Vongole....yummmmmm
     
  14. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    mmmm tagine. I really need to stop clicking on this thread, jealousy isn't good for a guy.
     
  15. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    This is for Monday's menu. We are having 3 couples over + kids.

    Asparagus Bisque (I know this seems to be a regularly occurring item on my menus but I get to bring home so much Asparagus ends for free....)

    Chicken Fricassee
    Potatoes Rattan (Scalloped potatoes)
    Carrots and Brussels sprouts w/ Prosciutto and some other misc things for flavor and texture.
    And some type of pastry Suzanne is going to make. (She is doing the tates too)

    Good bread from the restaurant and a couple of bottles of wine........will all make for a pleasant evening.



    ......and can you believe it????...........I am losing weight.
     
  16. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    Are you trying to lose weight? Is it your new job? Are you eating differently?
    I tried the CP diet, didn't work for me. I didn't like getting up in the middle of the night to eat half a Subway sandwich!:(
     
  17. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    ....At the restaurant....Kangaroo with a red wine reduction sauce.

    Next weekend....alligator.
     
  18. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Never had the roo but have the Alley Gator. I thought it was tough. Had it at a game restaurant.

    Daris
     
  19. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Haven't had the 'Roo yet either. We sold out of what we allotted for last night. Hope to try it tonight.
     
  20. Peter Kodner

    Peter Kodner Inspector Floors Charter Member Senior Member

    Are kangaroos in the same family as rats??!! I know for sure they are rodents!

    I have found alligator best when fried.

    Watched an episode of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives last night that showed smoked meat loaf. That will be on our dinner plates tonight. I'm thinking some hickory and oak for the smoke. May even put a dry rub on it!

    The cook did do something interesting on the loaf: rolled it in parchment paper so more surface would be exposed to the smoke. Looked more like a log than a loaf. I'll need to find some round bread for the sandwiches made with left overs... and make some homemade mayo too!
     
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