Quarantine Eats

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  • DeeDee Adelaide
    One good thing about this crisis is that when my daughter gets bored she cooks and cleans like a fiend. She made me a slow cooked beef curry on the weekend that was amazing. She didn’t use a recipe though - just added various spices and made it up, so unfortunately I can’t share. I hope she can remember what she did to make it again though. 

    I just found out yesterday that I am working from home as of Monday (it was a shock because we had been led to believe that wouldn’t happen for anyone other than those immuno-compromised). I need to get some kind of proper meal routine in place or I’m just going to be hitting up snacks and random crap all day. 
    NoelJaimieTcdriveMichelle
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas

    Duck Breast l'Orange with roasted radishes and sauteed cabbage. I bought the duck breast at my local big box liquor store (Spec's). It was pre-marinated and packaged perfectly for my sous vide machine, so I threw it in there and then finished it fat side down in my skillet. Served the meal with Penfold's finest budget offering. @Dee knows the score when it comes to Koonunga Hill. Cheers from up over!
    NoelDeeCapeGabeMichellecdriveElisaChinaski
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Trying hard to avoid the quarantine 15!  The struggle is real.


    FreddyDeecdriveElisaNoelChinaski
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited April 4
    Freddy said:

    Duck Breast l'Orange with roasted radishes and sauteed cabbage. I bought the duck breast at my local big box liquor store (Spec's). It was pre-marinated and packaged perfectly for my sous vide machine, so I threw it in there and then finished it fat side down in my skillet. Served the meal with Penfold's finest budget offering. @Dee knows the score when it comes to Koonunga Hill. Cheers from up over!
    That looks *so* delicious!  I can't wait to see what you end up getting for your birthday dinner tomorrow night.
    Also, count me in on the Penfold's love.  Their Grange is one of my favorite reds.  I can't afford it at all (not by a longshot, lol...about $500+/bottle), but I tried it once at a special tasting event in the Bay Area and :kissing_heart:.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Michelle said:
    Trying hard to avoid the quarantine 15!  The struggle is real.


    Great minds, @Michelle - I just got a fruit and veg box delivered this morning so I have no excuse not to eat properly now. 


    MichelleElisaChinaskiJSDCA
  • MichelleMichelle California
    @Dee love it!
    Dee
  • Michelle said:
    Trying hard to avoid the quarantine 15!  The struggle is real.

    https://twitter.com/BridgetPhetasy/status/1245769363556167682

    MichelleMrX
  • Chinaski said:
    I've been watching a lot of "Sam the Cooking Guy" on youtube.  He has had 3 or 4 videos the past two weeks making "Lockdown Munchies" using mostly stuff from the pantry.  Interesting and entertaining.  

    I did the @A_Ron_Hubbard thing and bought a giant bag of rice, and a more reasonable bag of dry beans.  I need some recipes for those...
    I love that guy so much. Most of his stuff I can't prepare since I don't have space or equipment. But he is a joy to watch. I definitely preordered his knife that is being released, but everything is on hold for the time being, since I believe production was being done in China
    he makes some mean burritos. he's got a dope outdoor kitchen set up too.
    Yeah, that outside setup is amazing. My friend saw him speak in person then went to Not Not Tacos afterwards. 
    He’s also a genuinely nice guy. He came to my daughter’s elementary school’s garden class and cooked up veggie tacos with the kids.  Outdoors!  ( Gosh this seems like eons ago, definitely a few years back, she’s in high school now
    DoubleA_RonChinaski
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Tonight's dinner:  roasted chicken seasoned with herbes de provence, salt, pepper, paprika, and a tiny bit of garlic, and artichokes with lemon aioli seasoned with a little pepper.  I just drizzled olive oil on the chicken for its final 30 minutes of roasting.  Omg, the aroma in this house.  Who's hungry?  :)
    NoelChinaski
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Pre gaming before the instant pot spaghetti 


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  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    i came across the youtube channel  'Scrumdiddlyumptious'. i watched 2 videos so far and i'm salivating. very creative recipes:



    Michellecdrive
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Chinaski said:
    i came across the youtube channel  'Scrumdiddlyumptious'. i watched 2 videos so far and i'm salivating. very creative recipes:



    That potato/mozz/bacon recipe looks soooo good. 
    They all do, actually.  I don't know that I'd add the parsley, though.
    And I want to try that meatloaf style lasagna!
    Chinaski
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    yeah those 2 are the ones that made me go :o
    Michelle
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    I want to master the batata rosti.  2020. 
    ChinaskiMichelleNoel
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Jerky time in Houston. Finished product in about 5 hours. 
    JaimieTcdriveNoelChinaskiMrXDee
  •  Bon Appetit's latest issue has a no-knead foccacia recipe.  It is so easy, AFTER reading the timing instructions 15 times.  Definitely recommend the longer timings and prepping the dough 1 day before. My second attempt (below) has rosemary in the dough and artichoke hearts and black olives on top.  Can't wait to try more toppings. Two thumbs up from husband and two teens.  https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/easy-no-knead-focaccia


    ChinaskiMichelleDeeMichaelG
  • Bought a big ol' brisket at Costco to make for Passover. Will be braising it tomorrow night and having with matzo ball soup on Wed. 

    Texas bbq brisket may get all the glory but a properly braised brisket in the style of the chosen people is *chef kiss emoji* 
    FreddyJSDCAMichelle
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited April 7
    MrX said:
    Bought a big ol' brisket at Costco to make for Passover. Will be braising it tomorrow night and having with matzo ball soup on Wed.
    "It's good when it's warm." -Maurice Levy
  • NoelNoel Dallas, TX
    @fidoz Bro you forgot to show us the finished product!
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited April 7
    @JSDCA @MrX Well wouldn't you know:
    How does this stack up against your recipe?

  • Freddy said:
    @JSDCA Well wouldn't you know:
    How does this stack up against your recipe?

    I make a mean brisket!  I was puzzled the first time I saw Maisel's brisket technique. I like adding onions and prunes for a sweet finish.  But I can't get a brisket right now!  :)  To freaked out to venture to our stores which are super narrow.  Should have planned ahead and gone to Costco over the weekend.  Need to make at least a day ahead for a slow and low-heat braise.
    MrX said:
    Bought a big ol' brisket at Costco to make for Passover. Will be braising it tomorrow night and having with matzo ball soup on Wed. 

    Texas bbq brisket may get all the glory but a properly braised brisket in the style of the chosen people is *chef kiss emoji* 
    Please post a pic so I can live vicariously.  :)

    MrXNoel
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    The best thing about working from home is that I can make myself mini pita bread pizzas for lunch. 

    This one is mushroom, tomato, basil, spinach and loads of cheese. 



    ChinaskiJSDCAMichelleNoelcdrive
  • MrXMrX CO
    edited April 11
    Here's one for @A_Ron_Hubbard and his big bag of rice and instant pot : congee (rice porridge). Good way to stretch that rice supply. Soak and rinse 1 cup of rice, add to the pot with 9 cups water or stock, and some ginger, garlic, meat (whatever you meat you have around - I've done bacon, chicken thighs, etc) and pressure cook for 30 min. Serve garnished with an egg, green onions, soy sauce, hot sauce, whatever. Good for breakfast lunch and dinner!




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  • MichelleMichelle California
    I just started a ham and white bean soup, seasoned with onion powder, herbes de provence, salt & pepper.  Using the bone from the Easter ham and the leftover pieces.  Comfort food on a rainy night.



    ChinaskiDeecdrive
  • OldGriswoldOldGriswold Brooklyn
    edited April 24
    I think I may have eaten more poached eggs in the last month than the last ten years.  I'm loving it.

    I also managed to get a local butcher to cut pork loin and make "British Bacon"

    I'm probably going to have a heart attack before this is all over.
    ChinaskiMichelleNoelDeecdrivepavlovsbell
  • MichelleMichelle California
    This weekend's coffee:


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  • My wife got me a wood pellet smoker / grill as an early birthday / quarantine gift. It’s great esp bc I don’t have to worry about going anywhere during a 6+ hour smoke. Everything had come out better than I hoped. Burgers, chorizo, beef ribs, and beer can chicken (so moist). Plan to do pulled pork in the next week. 
    MichelleDee
  • JoshTheBlackJoshTheBlack Atlanta, GA
    Today I made fried rice (to clean out the leftovers!) and sous vide lemon cheesecake.  Everything turned out great!

    Last weekend, I bought an entire pork loin, butchered it into 16 or so nice thick chops, seasoned with salt and pepper and vacuum sealed with a clove of garlic per chop.  Frozen, drop them in the sous vide for 90 minutes or so at 160F, then pan sear and make a pan sauce using some sweet vermouth, lemon juice, and butter.  So far, we've cooked 4 of them and they were choice!
    Michelle
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