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by falvegas
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

More folks coming than I thought but I'm almost there with the menu, maybe 75%. Next is ‘logistics’. My sisters & brother arrive a week early, and I’ll need it, it’ll be an all day ‘Breakfast’, ‘Lunch’ and ‘Dinner’ on the big day. I have 2 weeks to plan; what’s done in advance, partially prepared, w...
by falvegas
Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

Thanks Pixie, just a sample of things I've learned that some may find useful, or not. BTW: I corrected the 'Harvest Stuffing' recipe in my post on 10/30/08 (11 AM). The correction is in 'Red'. Oh yes, I do have erasers on my pencils. Thank you! I fixed mine as I copied it to my files before your ch...
by falvegas
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

Thanks Pixie, just a sample of things I've learned that some may find useful, or not.

BTW: I corrected the 'Harvest Stuffing' recipe in my post on 10/30/08 (11 AM). The correction is in 'Red'. Oh yes, I do have erasers on my pencils.
by falvegas
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

Holidays are a time when some of us cook often. We craft a lot of recipes with ‘Stocks’ usually leading to a Gravy or Soup, whether Vegetable, Fish, Beef, Poultry, Veal…whatever. Homemade stock is certainly the best, and is full of nourishment and if done right, it’s free of most fat. It’s rare when...
by falvegas
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

Hey Pixie, good Harvest Stuffing recipe. I also use a harvest with variations. The classic 'New England Stuffing' , in some circles called, 'Harvest Stuffing' is pretty much the vanilla stuffing on the planet. You know; butter, onion, celery, apple, bread cubes, herbs & stock. There are variations o...
by falvegas
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

[quote="ConsrvYank1 Maybe you should apply for a position as head chef at the White House. They may be looking for new help soon. :lol: Seriously, are you a professional chef or just a very talented cook?[/quote] Professional Chef? In my dreams! I'm light years away from being a chef. I'm just a gu...
by falvegas
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: I need an experts opinion...
Replies: 19
Views: 7211

Re: I need an experts opinion...

I still believe one can 'fry' the cheese and place it on the Burger. I just thought of something. If, as I found out they use 4 pieces of cheese for each burger, would it work if you did this? First, fry the burger on one side, turn it over, and then place the 4 pieces of cheese on top of the burge...
by falvegas
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

I don’t know my azz from a hot rock about presentation but we all learn a lot through simple observation. I believe food presentations don’t have to be sculptured roses, sugar bird cages, and edible flowers. The simplest attention to color contrast and relationship can make a difference. It’s like a...
by falvegas
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

Speaking of good food, we haven't discussed among ourselves how you create exciting 'presentations'. You know, how to create anticipation, excitement, a truly 'festive' experience. The best restaurants in the world spend a lot of effort on this. Does it make the food great? No! Does it make great fo...
by falvegas
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: I need an experts opinion...
Replies: 19
Views: 7211

Re: I need an experts opinion...

I still believe one can 'fry' the cheese and place it on the Burger.
by falvegas
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

Wow, I eat really plain compared to you guys. Food can be passion, and it doesn't have to be that expensive. Whooops! I just had to take out a loan to but a dozen ears of corn. I agree 100% that food can be a passion and it doesn't have to be expensive!!!!!!!! But, as long as you enjoy your meals w...
by falvegas
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

Sweet Potato Praline Soufflé & Cran Sauce w/Port & Figs Thanks, both excellent Recipes My brother and I talked about this years Thanksgiving, he’ll be out here a few weeks before so we can get started. We start about 5 or 6 days ahead. Pixie, the Soufflé looks very interesting. I think we’ll use it...
by falvegas
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: I need an experts opinion...
Replies: 19
Views: 7211

Re: I need an experts opinion...

I have no idea what they're doing, haven't seen one of these burgers. I can relate that I once had a Tuna Burger with 'Fried Cheese' on it. I do know this guy dipped the Cheese squares in a wash with a little flour then fried them. He kept these cheese singles between wax paper in the Freezer. I nev...
by falvegas
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

tattulip wrote:Wow, I eat really plain compared to you guys.
Food can be passion, and it doesn't have to be that expensive. Whooops! I just had to take out a loan to but a dozen ears of corn.
by falvegas
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

This is our 2007 Thanksgiving Menu. My sister and I cooked for three days! I'll post the recipes as I can. 2 - 12Lb. Turkeys 1- Traditional Turkey stuffed w/Cornbread, Sausage, & Sage Stuffing 1 - Maple Bourbon Pecan Glazed Turkey stuffed w/Fruit & Nut Stuffing Whipped Potatoes w/Turkey Gravy Sweet...
by falvegas
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

I haven't worked on the menu yet but I always make my own stuffing so that will be part of it. I tested a recipe for a Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake on my co-workers today and they loved it so that will also be included. I'd love to see the recipe for the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake!!!!!!!!! :clap2: :clap2...
by falvegas
Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

classic roast turkey with herbed stuffing and old-fashioned gravy 1 (12-pound) turkey Herbed Stuffing Approximately 8 cups warm Homemade Turkey Stock 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened, plus additional, melted, if needed for gravy 1 3/4 teaspoons salt 6 tablespoons all-purpose flou...
by falvegas
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas
Replies: 294
Views: 86941

Re: Thanksgiving Menus, Recipes, and Ideas

Depends on your guests, and how many but here's a few ideas that are a little different: Before Dinner ; Consider a Citrus/Orange Shrimp Cocktail, Wine Spritzers, and Sparkling Fruit drinks. Maybe Cranberry Tea for the tea totallers. Simpler are the traditional Vegetable Platters, White Bean or othe...
by falvegas
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: French Onion Soup Gratinee
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Re: French Onion Soup Gratinee

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: You've done it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love French Onion Soup and this is a great recipe that doesn't look difficult at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :pixie: :pixie: :pixie: Falvegas, I had no idea you liked to cook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think that's so COOL!!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: ...
by falvegas
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: French Onion Soup Gratinee
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

French Onion Soup Gratinee

FRENCH ONION SOUP GRATINEE (Paul Bocuse Style) INGREDIENTS ¼-Lb Unsalted Butter 4 to 5 -Medium Onions sliced 2-Tbs Flour 6 to 7 Cups Beef Stock preferably home made. You can also use canned Beef Stock Chicken Stock or Dark Vegetable Stock. If Chicken Stock, add 3 Beef Ribs and simmer for 1 to 2 hou...
by falvegas
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Genuine Chili Isn't Fast Food
Replies: 7
Views: 2983

Re: Genuine Chili Isn't Fast Food

Craig1974 wrote:Bear an aquired taste? I take it then, that it doesn't taste like chicken?
A game taste, personified. Definitely not chicken.
by falvegas
Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Genuine Chili Isn't Fast Food
Replies: 7
Views: 2983

Re: Genuine Chili Isn't Fast Food

I bet it would be good. I like using cubed steak in chili. I have some elk hamburger that we are going to put into some chili soon. Excellent. Actually, true Chili is almost always made with chopped or cubed meat as long as it isn't Venison. Elk is excellent. Native Americans made use of Elk for ce...
by falvegas
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Strawberry Crepes
Replies: 3
Views: 1653

Re: Strawberry Crepes

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have you made these?????????????? If you have please tell me everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I make these often, mostly because of requests. You just can't make these fast enough because they're snached right out of the kitchen as you make them....
by falvegas
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Strawberry Crepes
Replies: 3
Views: 1653

Strawberry Crepes

STRAWBERRY CREPES Crepes are easy to make and versatile, desert, breakfast, brunch or lunch dish. Good for Sunday Brunch, accompanied with champagne, or sparkling fruit drink. Any number of fruits can be used if the appropriate Liqueur is used to marinate them. INGREDIENTS Crepes (this will make a ...
by falvegas
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Genuine Chili Isn't Fast Food
Replies: 7
Views: 2983

Genuine Chili Isn't Fast Food

SOUTHWEST CHILI (ROJA) True Southwest Chili has no beans. This dish is made with cubed meat not hamburger. The preparation is lengthy so start a day or two before. This makes a lot of Chili but it freezes well. Two secrets are 1.) This is optional; make your own Chili Sauce from dry Chili Pods (New...
by falvegas
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: SALSA PEPITAS (Corn/Pumpkin-Seed Salsa)
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: SALSA PEPITAS (Corn/Pumpkin-Seed Salsa)

Pixie wrote::wave: Falvegas!

This sounds wonderful!!!!!!!! :clap2:
One of my 4 favorite. Unfortunately, it only lasts about a day (Pepitas get soggy). But one can serve smaller quantities at a time, adding the pepitas each time. Enjoy.
by falvegas
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: SALSA PEPITAS (Corn/Pumpkin-Seed Salsa)
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

SALSA PEPITAS (Corn/Pumpkin-Seed Salsa)

SALSA PEPITAS (Corn & Pumpkin Seed (Pepita) Salsa) INGREDIENTS 2-Cups fresh cooked CORN KERNALS 1-1/2 Cups PEPITAS (Unsalted Green Pumpkin Seeds, Toasted) 1-1/2 to 2 Cups ripe ROMA TOMATOES, diced into 1/8 to 1/4 Inch pieces 3 to 4 SERRANO CHILIES & 1 RED JALAPENO, diced fine 2-ROASTED ANAHEIM or H...
by falvegas
Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: I need crock pot recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 8887

Re: I need crock pot recipes

If you're limited in your library of cookbooks, there's a Zillion Slow Cooker recipes on the net. The 'Food Network' is a good source or try the following (PBS Test Kitchen): http://www.americastestkitchen.com/images/ATK-Group-Photo.jpg Type in Slow Cooker in the 'Search' and that'll give you some i...
by falvegas
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: TORTILLA SOUP (New Mexico)
Replies: 10
Views: 3644

TORTILLA SOUP (New Mexico)

I posted this recipe for Tortilla Soup back in October. Here I simply added the Photo for those interested. http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp206/falvegas/scan0001.jpg TORTILLA SOUP (New Mexico) This soup is inexpensive, easy to make, and quite nutritious . * 1-Whole Chicken, boiled (stewed ~ 1-1...