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Old 1 Week Ago   #8116
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This is the first time ever cooking them but I've seen them in the stores for years. I didn't use the prepackaged pack of ham/salt flavor for fear of it being loaded with chemicals that I don't need.

It's really a good heavy soup, I kicked up the spice and it's really nice. The smoked neck bones added a nice flavor and I'm sure it would be just as good with smoked sausage or smoked ham hocks.

The instructions called for a can of diced tomatoes but I didn't have any and I wasn't sure if tomatoes would make it better, to me it would be more like a chili.

Here's what I bought. http://hurstbeans.com/
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Ate the ham beans 15 bean soup for years, now I dont have to.

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our area is bracing for a major winter storm. we went to aldi's last night for grocery and no joke they were fighting over a box of saltine crackers!

Rajun, that chili looks awesome! I'm going to have to try that recipe!

We bought a large bone in ham at Aldi's this week. They called it a half ham in their weekly ad on the Aldi's app. The price was $1.69 per lb., but when you check out, it lowers the price to $0.96 per lb. I paid a little more than $8.00 for a pretty large, pre-sliced ham. When I removed the ham from the bone, it filled five quart sized zip lock bags. We had some with our country breakfast, dinner last night It was delicious. The bone was frozen for use with a pot of beans the next time I cook beans. That really seems like a good deal to me and it will provide many meals and ham sandwiches.


Aldi's has some really good holiday season products right now. They are not all on special, but they are really good tasting. Many of them are special cheeses like port wine cheddar and cranberry or blueberry rolled goat cheese. I could live on cheese and crackers.
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I'm looking up broccoli chicken casserole recipes that are at least somewhat different from the ways I've cooked them. I found one that doesn't have rice or tortillas in it. Instead it calls for boxed stuffing https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/...ken-casserole/ I'll use fresh steamed broccoli instead of the frozen type. Maybe add some chopped onion and bell pepper too.

Now, if I can talk Jan into trying something different out - I'll cook it.
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Old 5 Days Ago   #8120
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I dont have the energy to cook, warm up or eat anything right now.
For about 3 or 4 days I lived on a bag of Frito's corn chips, fruit cake and saltine crackers.
I honestly think a person could live on the fruitcake I made for days on end and never get tired of it.
Tried a can of clam chowder and it tasted like fishy dish water.
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Sometimes someone has to go where no man or woman has gone before.
I'm that man.
Here my fine feathered friends is something that is over the top good.
Campbell's chunky New England clam chowder with extra caramelized onions and canned beets.
Side drink of Evan Williams Kentucky bourbon with beet juice.
This stuff is fantastic and will be mixing beet juice more often and healthy too.
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That's something new Worth on both the drink and meal.


I've been working on making Mie Goreng from scratch and it's easy but takes a bunch of ingredients. Lucky I had most of them already.

This dish is really good and fast.

I found these ramen noodles at the Asian shop for $3.99, it has 10 of these bricks and it's a little more than a normal pack of ramen you buy so bonus!!


On the plate is Sriracha, mushroom soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame seed oil, fried garlic and a little chicken powder=bouillon.

Boil noodles and drain most of the water then dump on the plate and mix


This can be served with any meat and veggies, this is smoked beef shank. I wrapped serving size packs in seran wrap and keep them in the freezer. I drop the pack in the boiling water for a few minutes to warm up before I drop the noodles.
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Pickled beets are a very favored classic food here. Just delicious.


On a side note, pickled beets will temporarily relieve a toothache. Sadly it is only a five minute respite but worth noting all the same. If you have a toothache and beets at the same time, it's sure worth it.
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Food looks good.

I reality the soup may well be a type of goof ball borscht and the drink is rather common.
Beet juice is more used than you would think.
These were canned not pickled.
Growing up I ate around a quart of pickled beets a week on my own.
Beets were one of the first things I learned how to pickle as a child.
We grew ate a lot of beets.
I love beets any way you serve them including raw.

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Yeah I love a raw beet salad with lemon dressing and some sharp cheese too.
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Beets are one of my favorites too. I actually like fruit and vegetables more than meat in most cases. Who knew? A gardener that likes vegetables
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Last can of clam chowder tonight.
Gonna put it on fettuccine for a treat, after all it is Sunday night.
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Tomorrow, I'm using a slowcooker to make some pork stew or whatever it is called. The ingredients are:

Pork Boston Butt Pork Roast
Potatoes
Onions
Carrots
Celery
Bouillon
Spices

It's cheap and easy and makes the house smell good. Best of all, 3 generations and 6 people like eating it. I like our slow cookers more than any other kitchen appliance.
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Sounds yummy!
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I love beef stew, never considered making it with pork, great idea !!
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