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What's in da fridge??? - Mufasa - 08-24-2010 07:32 PM
Ok - There are times when I simply refuse to make the trip to pick up "stuff for dinner". Below is an example of what you can throw together with "stuff" you probably already have in your cupboard, fridge and herb window.
This is what you get when you torch a pound of lean hamburger, skillet up a diced onion and garlic with butter, and toss in a few fresh Roma tomatoes with some Farfalle pasta.
I added a bit of milk with some EVOO, butter/salt/pepper and tossed in a half a pack of "garlic & herb" pasta dry seasoning - that generated a pretty darn tasty sauce!
As always with pot luck "stuff", you can add 'shrooms, capers, sardines... whatever blows yer frock up... to call it your own.
Garlic toast will send it over the top. Add a salad and you have spent about $10.00 or so.
It also makes enough to feed three with lunch leftovers on just a pound of burger.
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RE: What's in da fridge??? - Boomer - 08-24-2010 08:32 PM
Please forgive my naive little mind, but would someone please tell me just what capers really are? I always love to try new things, but using capers is one of those things I dont know enough about. Maybe I am just not cuisinely challenged enough...?
RE: What's in da fridge??? - old honda rider - 08-24-2010 09:02 PM
Capers = peas on steroids.
RE: What's in da fridge??? - RN-PRN - 08-25-2010 08:16 AM
(08-24-2010 08:32 PM)boomer Wrote: Please forgive my naive little mind, but would someone please tell me just what capers really are? I always love to try new things, but using capers is one of those things I dont know enough about. Maybe I am just not cuisinely challenged enough...?
Here ya go...what a caper is...
Capers are the unripened flower buds of Capparis spinosa, a prickly, perennial plant which is native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia. Their use dates back to more than 3000 B.C. where they are mentioned as a food in the Sumerian cuneiform Gilgamesh, an ancient retelling of a great flood and ark legend.
RE: What's in da fridge??? - ForceTen - 08-25-2010 08:20 AM
Sounds like how hot dishes were invented. I remember years ago, back in the early 80's, when my parents were flat broke. There were a lot of times mom would dig through the cupboard and throw stuff together. Some good, others... Well, let's just say that even the dog would turn it's nose up at it.
RE: What's in da fridge??? - 2Beers - 08-25-2010 12:36 PM
In our house it's known as frigerator casserole. Always exciting new and never duplicated.
RE: What's in da fridge??? - Bageleth - 08-25-2010 01:31 PM
(08-25-2010 12:36 PM)2Beers Wrote: In our house it's known as frigerator casserole. Always exciting new and never duplicated.
My mother used to make those kinds of "leftover dishes" and she would tell me, if I liked it, "Enjoy it because you'll never have it exactly like that again"
RE: What's in da fridge??? - Boomer - 08-26-2010 11:12 AM
I am not one of those finer cuisine afficionados, so capers are a new sort of gem that I have yet to experience. Whatever happened to sardines and crackers, huh?
I am with 2BEERS - most of the leftovers usually go into some dish you'd just be better off not asking about. Its food, and usually my mother would force it down my throat. My wife, on the other hand, doesnt eat leftovers that much. Enter Boy Wonder here with an appetite. What is leftovers usually turns into my lunch at work. Funny thing though - sometimes that BBQ chicken actually tastes better twice cooked!
RE: What's in da fridge??? - Laffitupfzbl - 08-27-2010 11:55 AM
I am wary of things in my fridge. Mostly because they tend to sit there until they mutate. We aren't 'throw it together' kind of people, I guess due to the unsophisticated palates around our house. I tend to be picky, right down to the brand of soup used in a casserole. Bad, I know.
Plus, I'm bad with leftovers, as previously mentioned. There is very little that, in my mind, ages well. I tend to make small batches of stuff and eat it all in the first go around. It could make lunch the next day, that's about it.
My fiance, on the other hand, came through the army and college with some interesting ideas that I pray GOD never make it to my sons' ears (or mouth).
For instance: Ramen noodles (beef or chicken flavor), cut up hot dogs, American cheese, topped with shoestring french fries. Or pork rinds, depending. The man was without a woman for WAY too long in his life. Ok, it's flattering he broke his anti-dumb-broads strike to be with me, on the other hand, I've had to do some major de-barbarian-izing on this poor human.
RE: What's in da fridge??? - 2Beers - 08-27-2010 06:36 PM
Yeah there is a dish that only my Hubby and the girls like. It's called "Daddy casserole" it's a pound or so of hamburger browned up w/ salt & pepper, 1 can of corn lightly drained and oh--- couple of good squirts of ketchup all mixed together. He'd make that when we were 1st married and I just can't do corn mixed in things, so he was eating it solo until the girls came along and they loved it.