Dinner, what's up?

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  1. RKB

    RKB Well-Known Member

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    Young ones make up into really good stew.
     
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  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Brats boiled in beer and onions then charred in the grill. Corn On the cob.
     
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  3. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What kind of beer?
     
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  4. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Local strawberries are in.
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    $15 flat. I also picked up an angel food cake and some heavy cream.
    Guess what I'm having for lunch. :cool:
     
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  5. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Well dang, I couldn't wait!
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    Nothing like a healthy lunch. And this was nothing like a healthy lunch!
    2 layer Strawberry shortcake with chocolate whipped cream and 70% cocoa almond shavings.

    If you don't know how to make whipped cream, it's very easy.

    The most important thing is to put your bowl and beaters/whisks in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
    Metal or glass bowl only! No plastic.

    1 Cup heavy cream
    2 Tbs sugar or more to taste.
    1 tsp. Vanilla extract. Always use real extracts. Never imitations.

    Put sugar in cold bowl. Add cream. Mix until it stiffins. Don't over mix or the milk solids will seperate.
    Store leftover whipped cream in airtight container in refer for up to a week.

    Chocolate:
    Mix 2 Tbs sugar and 3 Tbs. Cocoa powder in bottom of bowl and produced.
     
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  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    With permission, I used a bottle of Balota’s Sam Adams Boston Lager. I drink Miller Lite and it just doesn’t do it for brats b

    Oooo....Balota and I have been eating lots of berries in heavy cream. Absolutely delicious. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries with a bit of cream poured on it. Nothing like it. I love summer fruits.
     
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  7. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I love berries. I keep store bought frozen raspberries and blackberries on hand all year, they're not bad. Strawberries though are terrible. Better to freeze a bunch when the local ones are available.

    At the beginning of summers bounty, I'm always reminded of what the centurione of the praetorian guard stated as they came for Cleopatra, " We come to seize her berry, not praise it!"
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  8. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Or just get a “Whip-It”. Whip-it! Pro Whipped Cream Dispenser 1/2L Rubber Coated, Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DL4LS16/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_.nwYEbSP8F974

    Keep the Whip-It in the fridge, and when you need to make new whipped cream, just add the ingredients, shake for a moment, then charge with nitrous oxide. If the cream is fresh, the filled unit will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
     
  9. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    But I already have a bowl and a mixer. Why would I need something else taking up space and that needs pricey refills?
    And besides, you just know the nitrous would always be gone when you actually wanted to make whipped cream. :cool:
     
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  10. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    Whipped cream done the traditional way. Oh, yeah. A tiny bit of work, for a great result. No special tools, no great expense. One of life's simple pleasures.
     
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  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    *laughs in a very high pitched voice*
     
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  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Tonight we had a salad, Steamed Brussels sprouts and my version of Swiss steak.
     
  13. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Tonight was braciole alla panna over egg noodles.
    Then we had a little neighbor get together in the driveway which led to a few Dewar's.
     
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  14. Cinderocka1989

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    I love frozen berries in heavy cream, ice cream is my biggest healthy eating struggle, it isn't quite ice cream but it's closer enough to trick my brain most of the time.
    Can I just come live with you?
     
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  15. boatme98

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    I just made a balsamic cayenne reduction to put on some of the fresh strawberries.
    It'll also go onto a caprese I'll make after a grocery run for some good mozzarella.
     
  16. G66enigma

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    Don't often do the "good" cheeses, at house G66.

    Once did a stellar hard goat's milk cheese. Wow, a revelation. Salty, a bit sedate initially, but with an after-taste that got more-complex as time went on. Beautiful cheese. Unlike anything I'd had previously. Have only done it a couple of times ... as I recall it was about $40/lb or so (given the fraction-of-a-pound slice I had). Absolutely "made" the dish.

    One of life's wonderful pleasures certainly is (are?): good cheeses, good wine, good olive oil and balsamic. Yum.
     
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  17. G66enigma

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    Speaking of amazing flavors, I'm definitely a fan of a good balsamic. Of course, the "good" stuff is very expensive and can be hard to get.

    The other day, I had a couple of tastes of the good balsamic vinegar from Italy.

    Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale Di Modena extra vecchio. Don't recall whether it was a typical 25yr variety (extra vecchio) or something much more special; I didn't look at the label but a moment.

    Looked something like this, but I can't say with any certainty that this was the one: Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale Di Modena Riserva Oro, 100yr aged.

    Wow. Haven't done grocery-store balsamics for a long while. But even the typical "good stuff" I do from a nearby shop can't hold a candle to this balsamic I tasted the other day. Again, like a stellar cheese, it "made" the dish. Just a few drops, and each drop was precious in terms of an explosion of flavors.

    Ah, Italy! Great oils, balsamics, wine, cheese, Ferraris and Alfas, to name a few ... of course they've got to deal with their government's schizophrenia, and that backwards hand-wave thing they do ... :p


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  18. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to find good cheese here, too. In Florida we had a cheese monger in town every Sunday at city green market. Fantastic stuff!
    In Rhode Island most grocery stores carried a good selection of fine cheeses.
     
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  20. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Tonight we had a Caesar salad and leftover pork shoulder roast in baked beans.
     
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