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What's for dinner?
« on: September 05, 2017, 03:55:11 PM »
Home ill today...can't shake this migraine and acid reflux...so I decided to make something in the slow cooker for dinner :)

Settling with cajun chicken alfreddo. Yummmmm (hopefully). Hoping it comes out okay!

Anybody else have something yummy planned for dinner?

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 03:59:54 PM »
Bagels and smoked salmon with cream cheese .  Soup on the side.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 04:08:18 PM »
Bagels and smoked salmon with cream cheese .  Soup on the side.

What kind of soup are we talking here?

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 04:38:46 PM »
Home ill today...can't shake this migraine and acid reflux...so I decided to make something in the slow cooker for dinner :)

Settling with cajun chicken alfreddo. Yummmmm (hopefully). Hoping it comes out okay!

I'd love the recipe if it comes out good!


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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 04:40:24 PM »
What kind of soup are we talking here?
Completely store bought. Tomato for the kids, sweet potato and coconut for us. 

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 04:48:33 PM »
I heated up a can of cheese sauce, Tabasco and oxtail and ate it with Fritos.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 04:54:41 PM »
I'd love the recipe if it comes out good!


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Will take a pic if it comes out okay and share. Bit nervous as it needed heavy cream and they only had "extra thick" in Lidl when I ran in so nervous it might ruin it...but we'll see....haha

Here's the recipe before I lose it : https://midwesternmoms.com/slow-cooker-cajun-chicken-alfredo-recipe/ (it looks lush on the blog post, but whether mine will come out okay, who knows! haha)

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 04:55:15 PM »
Completely store bought. Tomato for the kids, sweet potato and coconut for us.

Sainsbury's?? i've tried their Sweet Potato and Coconut and it's delicious! :)

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 04:55:39 PM »
I heated up a can of cheese sauce, Tabasco and oxtail and ate it with Fritos.

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Have to admit that I've not tried that combo before lol

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 04:57:15 PM »
I heated up a can of cheese sauce, Tabasco and oxtail and ate it with Fritos.

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Is that one can with all that stuff?  A can of oxtail?  Can you buy that here? 

Mmmm fritos.  They sell fritos in Spain.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 04:57:31 PM »
Have to admit that I've not tried that combo before lol
Me either but it was fantastic.

I have a whole bunch of braised oxtail and I was feeling lazy.



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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2017, 05:00:10 PM »
Is that one can with all that stuff?  A can of oxtail?  Can you buy that here? 

Mmmm fritos.  They sell fritos in Spain.
No. Lol. A can of cheese sauce. I added Tabasco and I added in some oxtail I braised yesterday.

I bought Fritos from Target.


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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2017, 05:03:46 PM »
Tell me more about how to braise oxtail!  I've had it in Jamaican restaurants and it was fantastic.  How do you cook it? 
I have to say in the nicest possible way that your mixture sounds like something ET would eat if he got in the fridge.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 06:08:10 PM »
Tell me more about how to braise oxtail!  I've had it in Jamaican restaurants and it was fantastic.  How do you cook it? 
I have to say in the nicest possible way that your mixture sounds like something ET would eat if he got in the fridge.
I saw an ad on Facebook for Velveeta, Rotel and mince for a queso dip and since I don't have mince I felt the oxtail was a suitable replacement.  Lol.

I have an electronic pressure cooker so I sauted the oxtail in salt and pepper with a little bit of ghee. Then I added some water and popped the lid on my cooker. I cooked it on high pressure for 70 minutes then let the pressure naturally release.

I let it cool down and removed it from the bones and removed any extra fat.

You can also cook it in a slow cooker for HOURS so they break down nicely. You want the fat to render down as much as possible and the collagen to break down so the meat is just melty.

If you have a Dutch oven and it fits in your cooker you can use that as well.

Ideally, you can declaze the pan with some red wine and cook it down with that and some onion, celery and carrots finely diced. I opted to make my red wine reduction later because I wanted the plain stock for soup.


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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 07:18:40 PM »
I'd love the recipe if it comes out good!


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Can confirm, it was delish! Just as a warning,  the I think I used slightly too much pasta so it didn't cook as well as it should've because there's only enough "sauce" for the given pasta but was fine (just on the harder side compared to where we normally cook it to). Will also say it took about another 20-30 mins to get the pasta right (I thought it'd be quicker but it wasn't).




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