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Old 1 Week Ago   #8071
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Some of the best meals just happen out of thin air from leftovers. AND... "waste not, want not." I will admit that with some concoctions I've tossed together, I've not "wanted" for that meal but wouldn't necessarily want it again!
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Some of the best meals just happen out of thin air from leftovers. AND... "waste not, want not." I will admit that with some concoctions I've tossed together, I've not "wanted" for that meal but wouldn't necessarily want it again!
This stuff turned out way too hot.
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Recently, our fridge held leftover wonton filling (meat & veggies) from a meal DH made, plus leftover filling for lettuce wraps (tofu & veggies) from a Chinese restaurant. I threw those 2 things in a wok, added eggs and cooked rice, and we had a great fried rice.
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Well I've never found Monday to be a good day for shopping for specials but this time I was surprised. I got everything I needed to stock up my freezer for a varied diet.
Beef was on for $8.00 a kilo which is as cheap as it gets in recent years.
Whole chickens for half that so a bit less than $2 a lb.
Best of all I found salmon trimmings marked down, which didn't look spoiled. It's been a long time since I bought any of these because there's usually some brown fat or blood in the mix showing it is really trimmed because the fish is no longer fresh. Anyway, I was enticed by lovely white fat on these and bought two packs. When I got home I saw it was packaged on Friday though, so I decided to cook it all up right away. And because you guys are so inspiring I even took a few pics.

So I made a sauce of it - salmon went into the pan with bayleaf, thyme and garlic, then black pepper, salt, flour, then fresh chopped leeks from the garden (there was a scape on one, and it was super tender sweet and delicious! Maybe extra sweet from the frost.) a little milk, a fair bit of dry white wine, and chunks of cream cheese stirred in to thicken and make it rich.
Took off a tub of the sauce to freeze for a future occasion (2 meals) and made a casserole with the rest. Broad noodles cooked and spread in the bottom, then a layer of the sauce, then old white cheddar, bread crumbs, and a sprinkle of parmesan.
I expected two meals of it but it was more than I thought, so two portions frozen besides what I ate. Served up with a big squeeze of lemon, a garlicky side salad of my baby carrots and sweet cabbages given to me from my dear friend's farm, and of course a glass of the wine.
It's the absolute cheapest wine you can get at $11 something a bottle, a Canadian Pinot Grigio from Peller Estates, which is a plain dry white, no sweetness nor sour or resiny notes, perfectly drinkable and serviceable for cooking to my taste.

So five meals from the salmon trimmings at about a buck each for the salmon.. darn good. Kinda pays for the wine.
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Looks good.

I am proud to say I have a squeaky clean sink both sides.
First time in centuries.
No not really but I can hardly keep up.
It seems there is always something going on around here but I'm caught up.

Gonna treat myself to anaconda steak, baked potato, green beans and leftover gravy.

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Nice meal Bower, that looks good.

I'm making one of my favorites tonight. Turkey wings in gravy, it's so good I can't believe it not more popular. I really want to cook this and make a soup out of it sometime, the gravy is like chicken but more condensed.

This is 2 packs of cut wings the store sells, a whole 4 bucks. I browned them down to make that beautiful gravy then added water to start making them tender.

I'll post a plate pic later.
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I just learned not to look at the pictures first. Rajun, your last picture made me think of a pot with hearts in it.

Turkey wings are my favorite pieces.
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Got it going on.
Anaconda slathered to n lard.
Beans cooking in lard.

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Old School.

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This hit the spot, did I mention I love turkey wings in gravy!!!

Sauteed asparagus with fresh grated parm and field peas and of course a little hot sauce.
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That looks good Worth. No sauce tonight?
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That looks good Worth. No sauce tonight?

Thanks.
Gravy is sauce for me.
My turkey wings are still on stand by holding [pattern.

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I'm talking hot sauce or gobs of pepper like you normally do. It looks like normal people food tonight!
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I'm talking hot sauce or gobs of pepper like you normally do. It looks like normal people food tonight!
Normal people, who are you calling normal people?

No, you have to take a break every now and then.

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Hmmm... I have often seen turkey wings packaged in the grocery store freezer but have never tried to do anything with em - I forget that there's a lot more meat on those than you get from a chicken wing (which is something I refuse to buy packs of as basically bones).


Roasted one of my cheap chickens last night - did not want my hands in the rub due to a couple of small cuts, so I mixed up the salt, pepper, paprika, rasped garlic, chopped rosemary, in a little olive oil and red wine vinegar, then poured it over the bird and spread it around with a fork. Came out super tender and made a very tasty gravy. For a sloppy and 'too easy' cooking method, I was well pleased. Potatoes came out crispy and that was a treat with gravy.
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