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[Dec. 14th, 2011|08:41 pm]
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Recipe exchange! Put your favorite recipe here. :) And it may just end up on the Random Household Menu ;) Maybe you'll find some gems among others recipes. Here's one i've had repeated success with this year.

Random's Corn Chowder!

Makes 12 servings:

4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped red pepper, no seeds.
2 (11 ounce) cans creamed corn
2 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn
2 (12 fluid ounce) cans evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne (red) pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1. In a large pot over medium heat, place potatoes, celery, carrots, pepper and onion with water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Drain.
2. Return vegetables to pot with creamed corn, corn, evaporated milk, cayenne and salt over low heat. Simmer 35 minutes.

Oh, and a caption contest. :)


[User Picture]From: slackerspice
2011-12-15 02:53 am (UTC)
The secret life of advertising mascots.
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2011-12-15 03:29 am (UTC)
GOOD Carrot Soup!!! Didn't think this would be THIS good! And easy. Had for dinner.
1 1/2lb chopped carrots
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 tsp grated ginger
1/4 cup oj
3/4 cup whole milk
1 onion - minced
2 tbs butter

boil broth, throw in carrots. In another pot (your big good one) saute onion in butter, add 1/2 tsp salt. Then add 2 tbs grated ginger, saute until fragrant. Pour in boiling carrots and broth. Boil for 10 more minutes until soft. Throw it in a blender (in batches, to be safe, or you can use a stick blender - careful with pot.) Stir in milk and OJ. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with chives. WOW! Sweet! Amazing! You'd think it would be nasty but WOW!
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2011-12-15 03:33 am (UTC)
Easy, Cheap, Fast, Delicious, kinda healthy recipe! Love it!
Shahi Paneer (Indian squeeky cheese in tomato sauce)

2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder (Get at Indian grocery !)
4 tomatoes, pureed
1/2 pound paneer, cubed (Get at Indian grocery frozen!)
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon white sugar
salt to taste (about 1 tsp)
1/3 cup light cream (you can sub milk for lower fat!)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or basil (if you hate cilantro.)

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder over the onion and garlic; continue cooking until the seasonings are fragrant, about 30 seconds.
2. Pour the pureed tomatoes into the skillet; cook until the excess liquid evaporates and the oil separates, 3 to 5 minutes.
3.Turn heat down. Add the paneer, water, sugar, and salt to the mixture; stir gently so the paneer does not break apart. Make sure paneer is thawed in sauce and begins to absorb some of the liquid, about 4 minutes. Stir the cream into the mixture. Stir in with cilantro or basil.

Add more heat if you wish, but a little Kashmiri pepper goes a long way.

serve over Basmatti rice with fennel and peas!
They make this at Indian restaurants for $10 a person, but every time I make it I spend about $5 not counting the spices. And serves 3 to 4!
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[User Picture]From: pandora_blue
2011-12-15 05:23 am (UTC)


ARGH! I've lost the recipe card for my ginger chicken noodle soup. As soon as I find it, I'll post it. For now, here's a really quick, tasty quiche.

Sausage Apple Quiche

2 Pie crusts

1 lb. breakfast sausage (I love the Jimmy Dean's sage, but any kind works)

1 lg can (15 oz I think?) Apple Pie filling (I've made apple pie filling too, if you're cutting prepackaged foods)

1 dozen large eggs (mix in two-5 or 6 egg batches, in case you don't need all dozen eggs)

-Brown sausage and drain.

-Press crusts into 2 8" pie pans.

-Divide sausage and apples into crusts.

-Beat eggs with salt and pepper to taste. Pour over sausage & apple mix, leaving 1/4" of crust showing at the top.

-Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-60 mins. until center is shiny but not wet.

I sometimes add cheddar cheese to it as well, either mixed in or just on top.

I just can't even think of a caption for this. It makes me feel like I need a shower just looking at it, lol.
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[User Picture]From: pandora_blue
2011-12-16 04:07 am (UTC)
Hahaha. Love this :)
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