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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1060 on: February 17, 2018, 09:25:48 am »
Good home made chili is an all day event. Two days if you start with dry beans.  If he's going to skimp should at least get a starter kit bag instead of canned. 

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LOL!😂 dry beans? My dad? That's hilarious! I don't think he knows dry beans exist. If he makes it I'm totally sure he will be using canned beans. Now I'm going to tell him he has to use dry beans just to see what he says. LOL!
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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1061 on: February 17, 2018, 09:33:50 am »
I ended up having tacos.  Yummy.

I think I may take a day or two off from eating unless it is really the almost no calorie veggies with no fattening sauces and additions.  I put on a few more pounds this week to what I added the week before!  Almost ten pounds in two weeks!   Yikes!

Now I see some pleasing soft placements of this added weight but this is likely to be reversed some when this weight gain is lost.  I do not want to keep gaining weight as a trade-off for shape, as this fat will go to the tummy area too and will be felt in clothes.  I certainly do not want to buy bigger clothes.

I had better go do some squats and crunches and more, and go for a long walk.  That could not hurt.

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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1062 on: February 17, 2018, 09:35:54 am »
We are supposed to have chili tonight but we will see what happens. My dad has been wanting chili and asked me to write out my recipie for him and he would make it tonight. After he read it he said " you put all that in your chili?  That's a lot of work". LOL, we'll see if he really makes it or if he buys some canned chili and heats it up which is how he made chili when I was growing up.

@ Julia1996:   What's funny about your "canned chili" comment is that some years ago in a somewhat "local" Chili Contest (in Texas of all places!!!) the winner was found out to have used cans of Chili...  the brand was mentioned but I don't recall.  Some of it is better than the other.... but I agree with TonyaW that the best is all home made with selected and fresh ingredients.
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What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1063 on: February 17, 2018, 09:53:32 am »
We are supposed to have chili tonight but we will see what happens. My dad has been wanting chili and asked me to write out my recipie for him and he would make it tonight. After he read it he said " you put all that in your chili?  That's a lot of work". LOL, we'll see if he really makes it or if he buys some canned chili and heats it up which is how he made chili when I was growing up.


I really like good homemade chili.  The last time I made it, I added lemon juice as it was all cooking, just to see how the chili would later taste.  I was amazed, no bad impact at all and it seemed to taste better than without it!  I might try lime juice next time to check that out.  Citrus can do wonders for some foods.

I suppose someone will write, in a nice way, to say that this is a common chili ingredient, you just have not used it all these years for your chili, Clueless in the kitchen Chrissy.   :)

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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1064 on: February 17, 2018, 10:02:39 am »

I really like good homemade chili.  The last time I made it, I added lemon juice as it was all cooking, just to see how the chili would later taste.  I was amazed, no bad impact at all and it seemed to taste better than without it!  I might try lime juice next time to check that out.  Citrus can do wonders for some foods.

I suppose someone will write, in a nice way, to say that this is a common chili ingredient, you just have not used it all these years for your chili, Clueless in the kitchen Chrissy.   :)

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I've never used citrus in my chili and would never have thought about it until you mentioned it.☺
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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1065 on: February 17, 2018, 10:52:43 am »
I've never used citrus in my chili and would never have thought about it until you mentioned it.☺


Julia,

If you ever try it with citrus, please let me know if it turned out well for your tastebuds.  ☺

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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1066 on: February 17, 2018, 01:18:53 pm »
I use lime in that sort of stuff a lot. Orange juice works well too actually, but gotta use the high sugar stuff.
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« Reply #1067 on: February 17, 2018, 01:28:13 pm »
When I make chili from scratch I make a sweeter type that I've heard referred to as Cincinnati style.  You serve it over spaghetti noodles with your choice of cheese, oyster crackers, onions, sour cream and hot sauce.  There's a place in Milwaukee (Marquette grads will know where)  that makes the beans separate so you can get without beans if you'd like. 


It uses cocoa powder and cinnamon and allspice along with the hotter spices.  I like black beans better than the standard red chili beans so I use those instead.  I haven't used dry beans for it in a long long time. 

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« Reply #1068 on: February 17, 2018, 01:31:50 pm »
Oh here's a good one. Jerk Chili. I thought of it after mentioning the lime, and apparently it is already a thing:

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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1069 on: February 17, 2018, 03:58:41 pm »
early dinner today, I've been cooking all afternoon! I got the smoker going but I took the water pan out and cooked at medium/high temperatures since I was doing chicken. I made a cornell style marinade for the chicken and it came out great, nice crisp skin! Pork tenderloins do well with faster hotter cooks too, so I did one of those too and that was also very good, I made some dry rub seasoning today and for some reason I could taste the cumin a lot more than usual. For sides I did biscuits, baked beans, and scalloped potatoes. The potatoes were probably the best I've had! I used a smoked cheddar in the sauce and I smoked some ham steaks too and I sliced one up for the potatoes. I also put some ranch dressing seasoning in the cheese sauce and it was so good! The biscuits came out good too, the store didn't have the buttermilk I wanted so I just soured some regular milk with lemon juice and it worked perfectly


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« Reply #1070 on: February 17, 2018, 08:05:24 pm »
early dinner today, I've been cooking all afternoon! I got the smoker going but I took the water pan out and cooked at medium/high temperatures since I was doing chicken. I made a cornell style marinade for the chicken and it came out great, nice crisp skin! Pork tenderloins do well with faster hotter cooks too, so I did one of those too and that was also very good, I made some dry rub seasoning today and for some reason I could taste the cumin a lot more than usual. For sides I did biscuits, baked beans, and scalloped potatoes. The potatoes were probably the best I've had! I used a smoked cheddar in the sauce and I smoked some ham steaks too and I sliced one up for the potatoes. I also put some ranch dressing seasoning in the cheese sauce and it was so good! The biscuits came out good too, the store didn't have the buttermilk I wanted so I just soured some regular milk with lemon juice and it worked perfectly



Wow, Maddie86, that dinner you made sure looks good... plus all the food you prepared are my favorites!!!  Whenever I cook or bake, I find it hard do make small batches so I end up having leftovers for a future lunch or dinner... which is just fine by me!!!
Oh yeah, the "make your own buttermilk" trick is something I use all the time... who keeps cartons of buttermilk in the fridge on a regular basis?... I don't use it that often and a carton of it would spoil before I could use it all.
Nice job on a good looking dinner.
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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1071 on: February 17, 2018, 08:49:40 pm »
Maddie, Julia, and Ellie and VM are on my Kidnap List for cooks when I start my own country.

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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1072 on: February 17, 2018, 09:34:58 pm »
Maddie, Julia, and Ellie and VM are on my Kidnap List for cooks when I start my own country.

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« Reply #1073 on: February 17, 2018, 09:39:00 pm »
I developed the skill in case I'm ever taken by 18th century pirates. Good cooks were too rare and valuable, so they never killed them.

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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1074 on: February 17, 2018, 09:45:27 pm »
Well my dad and brother managed to make decent chili. Of course they used canned beans. When I make chili I use both ground beef and steak chunks. I'm not sure how he came to such a weird idea but my brother added a package of little smokes cocktail hot dogs to it. Even so it was actually pretty good.
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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1075 on: February 17, 2018, 09:55:55 pm »
Well my dad and brother managed to make decent chili. Of course they used canned beans. When I make chili I use both ground beef and steak chunks. I'm not sure how he came to such a weird idea but my brother added a package of little smokes cocktail hot dogs to it. Even so it was actually pretty good.
Maybe he thought that's how you make chili dogs?

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« Reply #1076 on: February 17, 2018, 10:05:14 pm »
I use my Grandpa's recipe for real Texas Chili. I use chunks of flank steak and diced jalapeños among other ingredients. I put it in the slow cooker all day. Beans in chili is practically sacrilegious.
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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1077 on: February 17, 2018, 11:13:38 pm »
I am down to my last meatball, I think I will make a short documentary film called "The Last Meatball"  8)   Naw, I think I'll just make some spaghetti and make another round of meatballs later LOL
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« Reply #1078 on: February 17, 2018, 11:43:38 pm »
I use my Grandpa's recipe for real Texas Chili. I use chunks of flank steak and diced jalapeños among other ingredients. I put it in the slow cooker all day. Beans in chili is practically sacrilegious.

I agree, I don't like beans in chili. Gimme meat, peppers, seasoning, and depending on my mood either a dry tomato-less chili or just some tomato paste. Though when making it for chili cheese fries I like to use ground turkey personally, it absorbs the flavor of the seasoning better and lets the fries shine through a bit more than heavier/meatier chilis.
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Re: What are you having for dinner? 2.0
« Reply #1079 on: February 17, 2018, 11:55:36 pm »
Wow, Maddie86, that dinner you made sure looks good... plus all the food you prepared are my favorites!!!  Whenever I cook or bake, I find it hard do make small batches so I end up having leftovers for a future lunch or dinner... which is just fine by me!!!
Oh yeah, the "make your own buttermilk" trick is something I use all the time... who keeps cartons of buttermilk in the fridge on a regular basis?... I don't use it that often and a carton of it would spoil before I could use it all.
Nice job on a good looking dinner.

aw, thanks!! yeah, everything here was in big batches, I gave some to my friend tonight and then tomorrow I'm giving some to my sister and my other friend, and then I might have a little left for myself after that lol. and I usually keep buttermilk on hand! I like to make pancakes a lot, and cornbread, so I use it up quick enough. I found a really good brand that I liked but the store only seems to have it once in a while, it's so good that it ruined other buttermilks for me!

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