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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19755 on: May 31, 2020, 09:50:39 am »
Your curry looks good McMich.

Judy I haven't frozen any avocado yet, I keep forgetting, I must def put them on my shopping list.  :-[

I had a successful day in the kitchen.  I made a half a batch of the zucchini + feta fritters (which made 2) from the new Skinnymixers book only I cooked them in my waffle maker instead of the stove top.  Not a big serve but was enough with the salad and the dollop of Tzatziki I also made a half batch of.  I'll reheat the other one tomorrow in my airfryer.

I also made these baguettes from cookidoo and I'm so pleased with how they turned out.  I've tried quite a few recipes over the years but haven't really got what I was looking for.  These aren't the best looking but for a first try I'm happy.  I even left them to cool before slicing which was hard to do  ;D 
The recipe made 3 so 2 have now been gently vacuum sealed and put in the freezer.

This morning I saw a consultant on FB where she'd used the fermentation mode for bread she was making but instead of putting the dough directly in the Varoma bowl she put it in a bowl that fit in the Varoma.  She increased the temp and time of the fermentation.  I followed this example and it worked great.

Judy, DH really enjoyed his Chow Mein tonight with slices of buttered baguette.  He's taken what's left of the roll to work tonight to have with his minestrone soup.  ;D


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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19756 on: May 31, 2020, 10:20:01 am »
Great idea to use the waffle maker Julie, I should use mine more for different things.  I found some waffles in the freezer today when I was looking for something else so it was nice to find some extra breakfasts Id forgotten about.   Love your baguettes and Im pleased to hear DH enjoyed his chow mein.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19757 on: May 31, 2020, 09:09:02 pm »
Julie, love the look of the Baguettes.  What is different about them that you like?  I make a lot and use Cookies Vienna Bread recipe quite often.
Last night I made Pork and veal Spag Bol to go with the leftovers.

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19758 on: May 31, 2020, 11:17:11 pm »
Julie, will look up FB and see if I can find that demonstration. The baguettes look great.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19759 on: June 01, 2020, 12:21:02 am »
Thanks Judy, Chookie and McMich, I was really pleased with these.

Chookie, they are the first ones that had somewhat of a crispier shell and they didn't go soft as they cooled which has happened with others I have made.  I don't think I'll ever be able to get that real crispy exterior you buy in the stores, but for once I was happy with both the texture and flavour of these. I'll actually go back and make these ones again and hopefully improve their appearance.  ;D

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19760 on: June 01, 2020, 06:20:30 am »
Julie, those baguettes look good.

Jacket potatoes here tonight with coleslaw.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19761 on: June 01, 2020, 07:15:04 am »
Julie, I slightly under cook mine , and then when we want to eat them I spray with water and pop in a hot oven or AF.  Lovely crisp shell and soft inside.  The closest I have ever got to the traditional French ones with the thick  chewy crisp shell is the overnight SD Baguettes .
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19762 on: June 01, 2020, 09:24:43 am »
Macaroni beef here.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19763 on: June 01, 2020, 10:35:58 am »
Great tip Chookie, I will try that.  Makes sense when you think about it.  ;D

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What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19764 on: June 01, 2020, 12:30:24 pm »
We had Satay Chicken tonight and last night we had Chicken, Cheese and Pea pie things from the new pie book I bought.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19765 on: June 01, 2020, 02:38:05 pm »
Apricot chicken Skinnymixers used nectar and dried apricots ! With rice and steamed greens.

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19766 on: June 01, 2020, 09:48:55 pm »
Tonight, grilled pork chops and steamed veggies.

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19767 on: June 02, 2020, 07:58:56 am »
The cheese and pea things look really good.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19768 on: June 02, 2020, 11:42:09 am »
We had a hot smoked salmon pie tonight with veggies. It is another one from the Pie book. It was very tasty.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #19769 on: June 03, 2020, 02:31:50 pm »
Meatballs in tomato sauce a Cookidoo one I use all the time , apple crumble DH prepped the apples last night , I did the crumb this morning and DS DH and DS mate all had this for dinner while I went out .