Karl S, kattyeyes, jfood and MMRuth were at my house yesterday and Will Owen will be here tonight :)
Yesterday for breakfast I fixed scrambled eggs the way Karl S touts. For lunch we had kattyeyes Reuben soup leftovers. Last night's dinner was jfood's short ribs and MMRuth's arugula salad. And I'm fixing a Will Owen pork shoulder recipe today. Tomorrow will probably be jfood's goat cheese ravioli (already in the freezer).
I feel like I know these people and other Chowhounds though we may never have a face-to-face. When I go to a cookbook these days, it's frequently Hazan's Classics because so many CHs love her (I do too). I tend to be a recipe follower and so this suits me to a T. I just thought I'd mention this because I'm sure there are plenty of like-minded 'hounds out there. It's a real community, isn't it? Kinda like having all your next door neighbors being really good cooks. Thanks to all of you and have a great day.
Hey -- I didn't get my invitation! : )
Yes, this is a wonderful community and I feel like I have many fun and knowledgeable (and sometimes quirky) friends here!
MMRuth's salad is SO simple: arugula, good olive oil, lemon juice, shaved Parm, salt and pepper.
jfood's goat cheese ravioli:)
Scroll down a bit cause I still haven't gotten the bit about copying a link and having it take you straight to the desired part :
Kattyeye's Reuben Soup:
Will Owen's pork roast:
I've done this with every size from 4 to 8 #'s.
Karl S (and others) scrambled eggs:
And, no, I'm not a shill for any of them --- although I certainly could be :)
Oops, forgot jfood's short rib recipe:
I just re-read the thread and Karl S weighs in so you kinda have to read all of it and then see his comments. Two of the important parts for me is that the eggs are beaten very lightly, not the heavy beating I'd always done. It doesn't become a homogenous solution (pretty stupid way to describe but....). And then that it cooks reall y slowly. It takes quite a while to scramble eggs like this. I just keep pulling the mixture in towards the center. It IS kinda custardy (just the only words I can think of). But, hey, there's no law that you have to do it this way :)
Jfood is glad to make others' lives a little better in these crazy days. Having a great dinner with family and friends is second best to a big hug from them. Sharing the recipes that have brought smiles to Jfood's table with others who appreciate the little things in life makes jfood's day a little better.
Jfood is happy you tried and liked some of his dishes and thanks for the kudos.