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Dinner for Two 
Dec. 14, 2011 8:29 pm 
Updated: Dec. 15, 2011 5:50 pm
I'm sure that I mentioned that I'm wanting to make and can beef stock, and that I was looking forward to saving bones from a standing rib roast...  Well, let me tell ya, I prepared the roast this afternoon, but much to my dismay, there was only ONE bone in my "hunk" of roast!  I was SURE there were 3 at least...

Anyway, OMG a pre-holiday dinner for two!  The meat melted on the tongue and had the richest flavor, despite the fact that "fat side up" was impossible... it fell over in the pan, almost immediately!  The first recipe I looked at here at AR reminded me of one in a cookbook written by Paula Deen.  I do believe that it was the "same" with perhaps a "tweak" of seasonings...  I doused this hunk of cow heavily with Paula's "House Seasoning" which she/sons use in their restaurants.  One of those "roast in oven for one hour, turn oven off (don't open the door) and then fire the oven up again some hours later..."  Not sure what that's all about... but other than being a tad more "done" than I'd hoped, beside a baked potato and veggie, it was phenominal.  I haven't dived in to a plate of food like that in a long, long time!  Though I rarely if ever will spend the kind of $$ it takes to buy one of these, I'm very tempted to pick up another one, bring it home and cut it into pieces, for next year... 

I'm also pleased to share that the sun shone this afternoon... wasn't till after 1pm, but the clouds finally broke up!  Tomorrow should be sunny (per the weather folk,) but they're predicting more clouds/rain for the weekend...  Let's hope that I get a good dose of sunlight tomorrow, to ready me for the next round of gray/drab... 

Reality is also hitting home, in that I've got a whole bunch of baking I still need to do!  I'm awaiting bananas to become over ripe, and want to leave peppermint bark and caramel corn till the last minute... but there are still a number of  types of cookies I usually make this time of year.  I've also deciided to make zucchinni bread this year - haven't made any of that in a long, long, time! 

So, all being well, I'll bake some tomorrow, and freeze that darn beef bone...  Then it will be time to clear out the frige!  I've got containers of stuff in there... I have no idea what, or for how long...  I swear I should begin dating leftovers! 

Till next time, don't let the holiday make you NUTS!
Dec. 14, 2011 8:50 pm
The sun' ill come up to... morrow, and to.. morrow 's just a day away!
Dec. 14, 2011 11:13 pm
Just thinkin' about tomorrow... Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow... Thanks Terry! I needed that! Be well, friend!
Dec. 15, 2011 6:18 am
Good morning, Stevie! Save the bones from any beef or pork cuts and keep them in the freezer until you have enough for the broth you want. I use both types of bones and it always tastes like beef. (If I need broth for pork, I use chicken broth.) Also, you can buy cheaper cuts of beef, such as short ribs, that will make good broth. You will have to diligent about removing the fat, though.
Dec. 15, 2011 6:30 am
I am going out to buy bones today to make my first attempt at Pho. Somehow buying bones goes against by grain, but I don't have any saved so I must. Wish me luck.
Dec. 15, 2011 9:51 am
Mike, I wondered about mixing pork w/ beef bones... Either way, I'm now awaiting 7-bone chuck to go on sale... Covergirl, good luck - I know what you mean about "buying" bones! Seems most butcher depts sell "soup bones" pretty cheap, but hey, still best to save the ones you get anyway! Be well, both!
Dec. 15, 2011 10:05 am
I'm a little new at this so forgive me....I have looked at 5 recipes now and instead of the recipe I clicked on - one would be Ladybugs Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole another Easy Bok Choy (I believe) JOHNSONVILLE Three Cheese Italian Style Chicken Sausage Skillet PIzza Recipe comes up. NOTE: It's made by Johnsonville Sausage. Might you know who to contact about this - seems like a virus made to sell J. Sausage and is ruining some very nice people's recipes....Sorry to hop on your blog with this I just don't know who to contact.
Dec. 15, 2011 5:50 pm
Heather, sorry to hear that you're having problems with the site... Look at the bottom of any page and choose either "contact us" or "customer support." Surprised you're having issues, as I've only ever encountered during a "re-vamp" of the site itself. Best of luck, and hope you stick around!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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