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Roasts and Casseroles. [Cooking and Food Thread]

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    sounds delish beast
    good job!

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I need more kimchi so I can make more kimchi fried rice
    nomnomnom

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  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    Hey guys. I have a question about making cookies.

    Do you think a stand mixer is necessary to cream butter and mix some decent cookie dough, or can I get away with a hand mixer? Any recommendations?

  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    Hand mixer is fine! Hell, I've done it with a wooden spoon

  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    I love to bake, but I only do it at my dad's house because he's got one of those nifty kitchenaid stand mixers. Been thinking about baking at home lately.

  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    I generally give up on spoons and just get my hands into the mix when I'm making cookies.

  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    Creaming tends to work pretty well with a fork, actually.

    It's too thick to whisk and I find that the tines, ah, "smoosh" things together better.

    "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. you'd make a good mountain lion." Hail, Satan!
  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    Ya hand mixer is good- sometimes even preferable to a stand mixer, depending on how much you're mixing.

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    Olives must not be that popular down there. Many markets here have olive bars in them. Many QFCs have them as does the Ballard Market.

    they are, normal grocery stores just don't have them. whole foods and farmers markets have them.

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    I love to bake, but I only do it at my dad's house because he's got one of those nifty kitchenaid stand mixers. Been thinking about baking at home lately.

    You can bake just about everything with a normal hand mixer. The only things I really miss my kitchenaid for are bread doughs. And egg whites because god I hate whipping egg whites into meringue.

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    there's a Giant nearby that has an olive bar

    it's my favies

    gettin' a little plastic carton-thingy of various olives all with stuff inside them and with varieties and some of them have pits and OLIVETOWN

  • NoisymunkNoisymunk Registered User regular
    Fyndir wrote: »
    I generally give up on spoons and just get my hands into the mix when I'm making cookies.

    Man, what? Doesn't the heat from your hands melt the butter?

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    you must have very warm hands!
    or take an unusually long time to mix

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    A culinary quandary for you, thread. I want something that's crock pot friendly so I can cook it while playing Mass Effect 3 on Tuesday and just smell at it for hours while I punch aliens. Problem is, I cant decide between Chili, puerco pibil and a 7-bone roast with all the fixings.

    This may be the most important decision I will ever make.

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  • NoisymunkNoisymunk Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    you must have very warm hands!
    or take an unusually long time to mix

    I have warm hands.

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    the answer is pulled pork shoulder, the answer is always pork shoulder.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    Ferran Adria's roast chicken is in the oven.

    Right below it is a tray of onions, mushrooms and cauliflower. Going to be some good eats tonight.

    "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. you'd make a good mountain lion." Hail, Satan!
  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    I bought a box of Girl Scout Samoa cookies yesterday. Chelsea just packed up her lunch and headed to work.

    Apparently part of that lunch was 7 of the cookies....out of a box of 15. This from a girl who as of a year ago didn't like coconut.

    Words will be had when she returns.

    Those cookies are one of the few things with coconut I enjoy :oops:


    KalTorak wrote: »
    Ya hand mixer is good- sometimes even preferable to a stand mixer, depending on how much you're mixing.

    This.
    My ch. chip cookie recipe results in 9-12 dozen. Mixing in the ch. chips is haaaarrrd

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Skettts.

    You could scale down the recipe you know.

    This reminds me, I need to buy a new hand mixer. I spent twenty dollars on it a good six or seven years ago and smoke started coming out of it last month.

    It had a good run.

  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote:
    Skettts.

    You could scale down the recipe you know.

    This reminds me, I need to buy a new hand mixer. I spent twenty dollars on it a good six or seven years ago and smoke started coming out of it last month.

    It had a good run.

    I should probably do that one of these days. It'll probably take a few attempts though.

  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    A culinary quandary for you, thread. I want something that's crock pot friendly so I can cook it while playing Mass Effect 3 on Tuesday and just smell at it for hours while I punch aliens. Problem is, I cant decide between Chili, puerco pibil and a 7-bone roast with all the fixings.

    This may be the most important decision I will ever make.

    jambalaya

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    Coran Attack!
  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Just divide everything by the number of eggs or whatever. Shouldn't need multiple attempts.

  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Noisymunk wrote: »
    Fyndir wrote: »
    I generally give up on spoons and just get my hands into the mix when I'm making cookies.

    Man, what? Doesn't the heat from your hands melt the butter?

    So, typically when you make cookies, unless they are special varieties, the butter will either be softened or melted. You should only really need to be concerned about hand-warmth melting the butter when baking something like millefeuille when flakiness or pockets of butter are desirable. Otherwise it may slightly change the crispness of your average chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie buut I wouldn't sweat it.

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  • cabsycabsy the fattest rainbow unicorn Registered User regular
    Plus most cookie doughs call for a chill period if you want them to be perfectly chewy anyway! So no big deal in the end if they get a little extra squidgy.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    So.

    I just spent 115 dollars on cooking books at Amazon.

    Plus shipping!

  • KetarKetar My autocomplete is a tad agressive today.Registered User regular
    I just spent like 400 dollars on couverture chocolate, cocoa butter colors, luster powders, chocolate molds, fruit purees, invert sugar, glucose syrup, and another chocolate book from Amazon and various specialty shops.

    Gulp.


    The wife and other family members agree it's worth it though after tasting what I've made in class the past few weeks. Now to perfect a few things by Easter. Yikes.

  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    The best olives are saturated with vodka in the bottom of a martini glass.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    So my sister bought some dwarf tahitian lime trees.

    Which is nice I guess.

    But the cost of the pots, the potting mix and fertilizer were more than the plants themselves.

    Happy birthday?

  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    Noisymunk wrote: »
    Fyndir wrote: »
    I generally give up on spoons and just get my hands into the mix when I'm making cookies.

    Man, what? Doesn't the heat from your hands melt the butter?

    So, typically when you make cookies, unless they are special varieties, the butter will either be softened or melted. You should only really need to be concerned about hand-warmth melting the butter when baking something like millefeuille when flakiness or pockets of butter are desirable. Otherwise it may slightly change the crispness of your average chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie buut I wouldn't sweat it.

    The only time my hand warmth has been a big problem was when I made chocolate truffles one christmas.

    I was coated in the stuff by the time I was done.

  • cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    Yep, our giant has an olive bar of sorts. Not very much though. Wegmans is the place to go for that. And the cheese. I swear, the cheese kiosk is amazing. Portal cheese snobs around here.

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  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    Olives must not be that popular down there. Many markets here have olive bars in them. Many QFCs have them as does the Ballard Market.

    Oh, something about the way Javen wrote, "when we go to an olive bar" and the pictures on GIS made me think there were like stand alone olive bar establishments somewhere. A bizarro-world chain called Nina's Olive Bistro that just serves different olives and cocktails made with Pepsi products or something.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Does anyone have any egg salad variations? I just go with mayo, mustard, a little hot sauce, some pepper.

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    A culinary quandary for you, thread. I want something that's crock pot friendly so I can cook it while playing Mass Effect 3 on Tuesday and just smell at it for hours while I punch aliens. Problem is, I cant decide between Chili, puerco pibil and a 7-bone roast with all the fixings.

    This may be the most important decision I will ever make.

    jambalaya

    I feel like a crockpot would kill the texture of a jambalaya.

  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    Does anyone have any egg salad variations? I just go with mayo, mustard, a little hot sauce, some pepper.

    Since you've got the eggs out anyway, maybe try making your own mayo for a different element to it.

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    A culinary quandary for you, thread. I want something that's crock pot friendly so I can cook it while playing Mass Effect 3 on Tuesday and just smell at it for hours while I punch aliens. Problem is, I cant decide between Chili, puerco pibil and a 7-bone roast with all the fixings.

    This may be the most important decision I will ever make.

    jambalaya

    I feel like a crockpot would kill the texture of a jambalaya.


    Indeed it would.

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Does anyone have any egg salad variations? I just go with mayo, mustard, a little hot sauce, some pepper.

    Since you've got the eggs out anyway, maybe try making your own mayo for a different element to it.

    sliced green onion, cumin, red pepper

    or

    garlic, cumin, corriander, pickle relish

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    hm. I will add a little garlic and cumin. I don't have any relish or coriander at the moment

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    I use mayo, mustard, garlic, a little white vinegar and paprika

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I went with mayo, mustard, hot sauce and this dried garlic and pepper blend we always seem to have. I couldn't find the cumin.

    It is pretty good.

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
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