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Are you hunkered down waiting for "nemo"? Whatcha cooking?

foodieX2 Feb 8, 2013 07:39 AM

My slow cooker if full of the makings for butternut squash and carrot soup. The bread maker has the start of what will be some french baguettes. My son and I are starting to put together the ingredients for either Ghirardelli brownies or cookies.

How about you?

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    debvil RE: foodieX2 Feb 8, 2013 07:46 AM

    Just made jambalaya, next up soft pretzels (never made at home before) and later on crepes.

    I love snowday cooking

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      jbsiegel RE: debvil Feb 8, 2013 10:51 AM

      I was about to do pretzel bites. I've done pretzels, but that whole shaping thing was a pain - hence the bites. Yum!

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        juliejulez RE: debvil Feb 8, 2013 11:25 AM

        Yum I love to do pretzels at home, they're best right out of the oven.

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        CookieLee RE: foodieX2 Feb 8, 2013 07:52 AM

        +1 debvil

        Chicken and asparagus with tarragon sauce, served over rice for tonight.
        Tomorrow, roast beef, roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes.

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          SimonSaysWoof RE: foodieX2 Feb 8, 2013 07:53 AM

          Split pea soup with ham. Starting with the ham bone that was frozen from Christmas .

          1. MGZ RE: foodieX2 Feb 8, 2013 07:58 AM

            I'm going to make nachos with some pork ribs I got on sale based upon this recipe:


            I will, however, substitute dried, roasted chiles for the fresh one Clark substituted in the first place.

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              foodieX2 RE: MGZ Feb 8, 2013 08:00 AM

              Oh my, those sound so good!

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              cheesymama RE: foodieX2 Feb 8, 2013 08:06 AM

              I've got cake batter chocolate chip cookie dough resting in the fridge. About to start some pizza dough for tonight's dinner. Maybe a coffee cake this afternoon, I just got Carole Walter's Great coffee cakes, sticky buns, muffins and more from the library based on another thread on this board.

              1. poptart RE: foodieX2 Feb 8, 2013 08:23 AM

                Swedish split pea soup in the slow cooker with a ham hock.
                Planning to make a quinoa apple cake.
                And will make either a rye bread, corn bread or some other type of bread.

                Also, going to make some Korean ginger tea mixture a la Maangchi!

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                  debvil RE: poptart Feb 8, 2013 08:42 AM

                  Poptart that ginger tea looks amazing!

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                    poptart RE: debvil Feb 8, 2013 10:31 AM

                    Doesn't it? Just got some good local honey to use with it, should be a nice pick-me-up during the blizzard and after. I like how it can be made into a cold drink, too!

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                      poptart RE: debvil Feb 8, 2013 10:32 AM

                      I bet your kitchen smells divine.

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                    LJS RE: foodieX2 Feb 8, 2013 08:41 AM

                    I am well and truly hunkered...

                    -bread machine has Granola Currant Bread nearly done

                    -I am baking Roxlet's Coconut cakehttp://chowhound.chow.com/topics/888194

                    -vegetable chopped for Oriental Pork and Brown Rice with Almonds for supper!

                    Bring on the big,bad blizzard-I even have the wood stove prepped for real Boston-oven-baked beans if the power goes off!

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                      Querencia RE: foodieX2 Feb 8, 2013 10:50 AM

                      I'm not in Nemo country but yesterday made a surprisingly good winter dessert, inspired by another current Chowhound thread, the one about "cooking with soda pop". I tried the (am embarrassed to be writing this) Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings, so easy it is stupid, and they were actually good. You just wrap chunks of apple in Crescent Rolls, pour over some butter and sugar and cinnamon, fill up the pan with Mountain Dew, and bake. As the Mountain Dew disappears the bottoms get puddingy, but the tops get crispy. Eat this warm. Now I am stuck with the rest of the Mountain Dew (too vile drink) but I guess it will keep and I will definitely make the apple dumplings again. But I don't see why this wouldn't work with 7-UP or Sprite or even ginger ale.

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