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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5355 on: August 06, 2021, 08:15:54 AM »




Tami, was it you who sent the gravy packets?  I think it was you, but could've been Albatross.  At any rate, I remain grateful for the things I've been sent, but most-especially-because-it-was-most-recently-enjoyed that gravy packet.  Thank you!



Yes. It was me. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I've been wanting real fried chicken. Why don't they do real fried chicken here? Even KFC only has original recipe.

Maybe I need to check the chippies. They may do something.

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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5356 on: August 06, 2021, 08:17:13 AM »
Wasn't me...I'm selfish with gravy packets!  ;D
Lol. I bought them special just for her during one of my trips home. She must have been saving it for a special occasion because that had to have been 2 years ago  . Lol

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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5357 on: August 06, 2021, 11:35:15 AM »
Lol. I bought them special just for her during one of my trips home. She must have been saving it for a special occasion because that had to have been 2 years ago  . Lol

hehe  Yes, I was saving them... I have used up 2 of the 4 packets I received.  I noticed the BB date on them was two months ago, so I'll probably stop holding back so much.  Plus, after that meal, my husband is all about "fried chicken all the time!", so we're gonna get through those last two packets very soon, I think.  It may be time to learn to make country gravy (how hard can it be?) soon.
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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5358 on: August 06, 2021, 11:44:15 AM »
hehe  Yes, I was saving them... I have used up 2 of the 4 packets I received.  I noticed the BB date on them was two months ago, so I'll probably stop holding back so much.  Plus, after that meal, my husband is all about "fried chicken all the time!", so we're gonna get through those last two packets very soon, I think.  It may be time to learn to make country gravy (how hard can it be?) soon.
Really easy. A roux, cream and spices.

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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5359 on: August 06, 2021, 11:59:58 AM »
Super duper easy to make country gravy!
https://thebutcherswife.blog/easy-white-country-gravy/
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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5360 on: August 06, 2021, 12:00:48 PM »
Fried chicken is apparently, originally, a Scottish thing!
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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5361 on: August 06, 2021, 02:49:14 PM »
Super duper easy to make country gravy!
https://thebutcherswife.blog/easy-white-country-gravy/

Oooh, my husband will like that this recipe uses semi-skim (or whole) milk.  He was appalled to learn that I was making our mashed potatoes with double cream pretty much every night, and he has been trying to convince me to reduce the amount of cream and butter I put in our food.  To be fair, though, once he pointed out the relative calories between single and double cream (it's not just doubled!), I stopped with the double cream mashed potatoes.  He was right about that.
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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5362 on: August 13, 2021, 07:48:07 PM »

Chitlins for dinner tonight!


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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5363 on: August 13, 2021, 07:57:35 PM »
From now on I only use salt gathered by hand, here’s some from our supplier, Serge


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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5364 on: September 24, 2021, 11:11:41 AM »
Last night we had mustard-and-herb-crusted pork fillet with dauphinoise potatoes and steamed broccoli (a meal I put together for my husband's birthday dinner in June, and has since become a near-weekly regular... how do I top this next year?!).  The great thing about this meal is we always make "too much dauphinoise" (as if that's a thing!).  The greater thing is lunch the next day is dauphinoise-and-sausage burritos!

I love when our lunch is warm leftovers (in a tube), and not just cold "salad tubes" (our default lunch is chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and a few shavings of mature cheddar, with a drizzle of mayonnaise and some cracked black pepper, rolled up in tortillas... it's really tasty, but a hot lunch is just so much nicer).  Earlier this week, we made "too much Bolognese" and had something like sloppy joes on some bread rolls I made on Monday.  Messy, but delicious.  We had to stand at the worktop in Utilikitchen Cafè to eat those.
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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5365 on: September 24, 2021, 05:34:22 PM »
I got a firepit for my birthday and it has a grill.  I'm marinating some chicken and veg in Pomgranite molasses, then going to have pitas cooked on the grill.  Marshmellows and chocolate for desert. 


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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5366 on: September 24, 2021, 11:00:42 PM »
Happy birthday, Jimbo!  (I assume it was recent.)

Food cooked with fire is, in fact, the best.
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Re: What's for tea at your house tonight?
« Reply #5367 on: October 15, 2021, 12:09:37 PM »
I'm experimenting for lunch noms (and, hopefully, the experiment will work out...).  I pulled a couple of old pizza dough balls from the summer out of the freezer and am going to try to make some semblance of bread with them.  We have some leftover Bolognese from Wednesday night's dinner, and I want to make some kind of garlic bread thing out of the pizza bases.  Thing is, they were frozen in balls, so I had to get them to defrost before I could even think about shaping them to prove.  It's noon, now, and they're only just to shaping stage.  Lunch usually happens around 1 or 1:15 (though I think we ate around 2pm yesterday... it's just when my husband finds a break in the middle of his work).  I don't know if I'm gonna make it in time... depends on when he decides it's time to eat.  :P
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