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Jen a la Capital Clubhouse


Jen a la Capital Clubhouse
 
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Living In: Olympia, Washington, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Helpin' run the community kitchen at Capital Clubhouse Recovery Center.
My favorite things to cook
We find ways to transform commodities and other inexpensive bulk and canned foods to create complimentary healthful and tasty meals and sidedishes. Some of our favorites are enchilada layered casserole, homemade macaroni. chicken curry, "fancy" salad w/ homemade berry vinaigrette and our famous lentil potato stew...and more.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We would have these awesome burrito nights. My Mom warmed up refried beans, browned ground meat in taco seasonings, and laid out a bowl of shredded lettuce, diced fresh tomatoes, onions, sour cream and salsa. Me and one of brothers or sister would help often grating the cheddar cheese. Then we took turns at the cast iron skillet starting with a pat of butter slowly melting, then followed by the tortillas dropping into the sizzling butter and then just as it began to bubble flipping it and sprinkling the tortilla liberally with cheese. When the cheese was melted we would quickly remove it from heat, transferring it to a plate and then assembling our burritos. We rolled them in 3 inch round, crispy, soft, delightful burritos and relished them well!
My cooking triumphs
Once we pulled off a chefs salad in twenty minutes for a lunch count of fifty six! It really is those times where everyone is working together, everyne stepping up to work together. (:
My cooking tragedies
Once on our Foods of the World Day we had a Thai theme and made lemongrass chicken, rice, peanut sauce and a basil vegetable sidedish. Over twenty guests arrived and everyone had very tiny teacup size plates-a mere sample where a meal once was ):
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Happy Roast Chicken
yum-everyone loved this-even my most of the time vegetarian...barely had white vino so added a little red too and did also add about a tsp of poultry seasoning...someone remarked it almost tasted fried-delish!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2012
Pan-Fried Asparagus
I made this with extra garlic and baby asparagus for my sweethearts birthday-it accompanied the dry brined pan seared pork and baked yams for a perfect meal met with ooh's and awes! Even the kids asked for more of this simple tasty side.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2012
Southern Style Chicken and Dumplings
Yummmmmm so perfect on a rainy Washington day! Really brought the sun into my tummy! The perfect comfort food recipe...added extra thyme and substituted bay for basil and juniper berries...dumplings needed about 2 spoons more of water and I slightly balled them by giving them a pinch...I opted to just leave the onion in and it added to the texture for sure. Served with piping hot buttermilk biscuits. A hit and quite easy!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2012
 
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