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Nummies [30 Jun 2006|08:41pm]

My family has a lot of German background. There is a dish my mother used to make that came from her mother, who got it from her mother, etc. It is the ultimate in comfort food for me. It has NO nutritional value at all...but MMmm Mmmm Mmmm! I have NEVER seen an actual recipe for it, until now, when I found it in an "Oregon Trail Cookbook". It's just about exactly how we've always made it too. Although, cooking onion in butter is a MUST, not an option. You slowly saute sliced onions in butter until very soft. It is the onion and butter poured over it all that really makes the dish. I've never had it served with sour cream, and I hate sauerkraut, so I've never had it that way either.

Anyway, I'm just happy to finally see the recipe in print! I've looked for it several times!

Kartoffel and Kloesse

2 eggs, beaten
salt to taste
1 – 1 ½ cups flour
water (same amount as eggs), measure in egg shell

Beat the eggs. Add the water and salt. Stir in the flour to get dough as stiff as can be stirred with a spoon (but still very soft). Dough is stiff enough if it doesn’t cling to the mixing bowl. Boil cubed potatoes until half done in lightly salted water. Drop dumpling dough from a moistened spoon into boiling water and potatoes, dipping spoon in the hot water each time. Cook 5-10 minutes until done. Save the drained water. Pour melted butter over potatoes and dumplings. For added flavor, sauté chopped onion in the butter first. Serve with sour cream slightly diluted with the water drained from dumplings, or serve with sauerkraut.
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[23 Jun 2006|07:10pm]

Today I made a crockpot full of homemade sauce. I am now in the process of putting together 2 large pans of lasagna. One is going with us to NC next week and the other is going to our friend's house. The friend was in a very serious motorcycle accident 1 1/2 weeks ago and when he finally gets home from the hospital I thought it'd be nice if they didn't need to worry about fixing dinner for at least one night :o)
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[26 Jul 2005|11:28am]

Since it's been too hot to cook, I figured I'd put some chicken breast in the crockpot for dinner tonight. I didn't use a recipe, just some seasonings. As long as I don't have to sweat while cooking it, I bet it's going to taste wUnderful :o)
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[26 Jun 2005|02:54pm]

I've had a big craving for some Cheesy Vegetable Chowder, so decided today was the day I was going to make it. I've made it before and know it's such a wonderful dish, but always forget just how delicious it is. Wow! And my 12 year old and his friends all had 2 big bowls each. Must show you just how yummy it is :o)

Care to make some?Collapse )

*recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com*
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Simple [19 Jun 2005|10:02pm]

Our family is striving for healthier eating that will hopefully lead to healthier and thinner us'n!

Tonite we had grilled chicken breast and a big green salad.
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Lazy [16 Jun 2005|09:04pm]

Tonite I made London Broil and thai sesame noodles and nothing else. Talk about lazy.
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Chicken [16 Jun 2005|08:21am]

Last I made pan seared Italian chicken, alfredo noodles and brocolli with cheese. I don't have a lot of different ways to cook chicken, other than to change the sesonings I use and either pan sear it or put it in my new oven or even sometimes I throw them on the Foreman grill. What are some different ways you prepare chicken breasts?
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I love my new toy [14 Jun 2005|08:51pm]

Tonight I made a roast from start to finish in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. We bought a new Flavor Wave oven from an infomercial and I am in love.

We cook so much in this. Frozen to my plate in no time at all. It is amazing.

Anyway tonight I made a beef roast, stuffing, green beans and carrots.

Haven't head from anyone in ages, and I am totally guilty of this as well. What have you all been up to. Please, if you feel like responding, do so in individual posts to the community in case anyone might miss this post.

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Tonight [27 Apr 2005|11:15am]

Baked ziti, garlic bread and tossed salad...

6:00 sharp...

Don't be late...
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Fondue [09 Apr 2005|08:03pm]

Tonight we had a fondue meal. I used Lil Smokies, blanched carrots and brocolli, garlic-rosemary sourdough bread and rosted potatoes. I used a bottled fondue cheese, and while it was a tad salty, the meal was a hit. If you have a fondue, I highly recommend this fun and social meal.
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Comfort Meal [22 Mar 2005|07:13pm]

Tonite I made one of our family's most comforting meals:

  • Beef and Mushroom Gravy

  • Boiled Young Taters

  • Green Beans

What are some of your family's comfort meals?
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Love me some Irish cooking [17 Mar 2005|10:50pm]

Tonite we had:

Corned Beef with cabbage, potatoes and carrots
I added one bottle of Dark Guiness to the beef and then covered with water. I cooked the rest in a beef broth and water mix
Irish Cheddar Cheese
Irish Soda Bread with currants
This tastes almost like a cake, and I wish I could take credit for it, but I found it at a local market
Irish Butter
It is a very pure and sweet butter
Killian's Red Ale

I am a happy, full Irishman tonight
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Favorite Foods [02 Mar 2005|11:03am]

Assuming cost and calories are a non-issue (don't we wish!), what would be your favorite food to eat on a regular basis?

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Cube Steaks Anyone? [28 Feb 2005|02:16pm]

I've bought cube steaks before, but the kids usually complain and won't eat them. There was a good deal on some the other day at the grocery store, so I figured I'd go ahead and get them. I thought if maybe I cooked them differently, someone would like them for once.

I have a winner now apparently. I cut the cube steaks into thin strips, minced onion and garlic and then added soy sauce. I mixed it thoroughly and let them marinate for a couple of hours. I fried it in olive oil and served with rice and lima beans. The kids are eating now and have gone crazy for this. MY youngest even asked for seconds of the meat, which rarely ever happens!

Does anyone have any recipes for cube steaks??
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Someone else [26 Feb 2005|12:46am]

I let Home Town Buffet fix dinner tonite!
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I hear Mariachis [24 Feb 2005|07:01pm]

[ mood | full ]

Well tonite it was Steak,rice and grean beans. I wanted Mexican flavors so I did the following:

Steak- Seasoned with cumin, meat tenderizer and pepper. Punctured the meat, and put in a ziploc bag with some red taco sauce and a splash of tequilla. Threw in the fridge for about 40 minutes, then cooked as normal.

Rice- Regular minute rice, then when it was done I added enchilada sauce and mexican canned nacho cheese and a spoonful of salsa with a dash of pepper. The sauce and cheese I just added till it looked like what I wanted. I still have over half a can of each left over.

Green Beans- Can of green beans with some pepper and my favorite hot sauce "Louisiana Sunshine". Nuked it for 3 minutes

I had some whole wheat tortillas left over, so I cut them up and broiled them with a little salt and some butter spray for some quick chips.

What did you all have?

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A twist [24 Feb 2005|06:06am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Last night I wanted to make something easy, but wanted to make it fun. What I came up with was to make meatloaf, taters-n-gravy and corn. I decided to make it a little differently by making individual meatloaves rather than one large one. It was easy and very fun. I just used a muffin tin and sprayed it with cooking spray and added the mixture. 30 minutes later I had 6 cute little meatloaves. It was very easy.

I am hoping to hear more from everyone out there. We got off to such a nice start, but even I have been lax in my posting. Please lets not see the demise of this community.

Thank you

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Friday [04 Feb 2005|07:17pm]

Dinner is done and the kitchen is clean.

We had BBQ pork ribs, mac and cheese and a large green salad.
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Curiousity [03 Feb 2005|05:50am]

Is anyone fixing anything spectacular for Valentines? I have no idea if I should or not, but was wondering what all of you might be fixing.

Last night I made steak, my Aunt Hazel’s potatoes and a massive green salad.

I have discovered that I love Arugula lettuce. Have any of you tried this? Totally yummy.

Lets hear more from you my friends!
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Kitchen is Closed :o) [27 Jan 2005|04:56pm]

Dinner has been cooked and eaten, the dishes have been washed, so I'm officially done for the night *sits down quietly*
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