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  1. #1
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Forage Night

    Last night was Forage Night.

    Forage: To use as many left over's as possible to satisfy the old truism "
    Waste Not Want Not".

    1. Rice cooker
    2. 1.5 cups Hinode short grain rice.
    3. 2 cups water + 1/4 cup more.
    4. A few tablespoons Mr. Yoshida's sauce/marinade
    5. 1/2 grilled chicken breast cubed
    6. 2 boneless grilled pork chops cubed
    7. 1/4 cauliflower cut into flowerets
    8. Several broccoli flowerets.

    9. Close lid press white rice start.

    10. Wait for BEEP!


    Served with rice vinegar & sesame marinated cucumber & red bell pepper
    strips.


    Do you forage?

    Dimitri




  2. #2
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night

    Dimitri wrote:
    > Last night was Forage Night.
    >
    > Forage: To use as many left over's as possible to satisfy the old
    > truism " Waste Not Want Not".
    >

    <snip>
    >
    > Served with rice vinegar & sesame marinated cucumber & red bell pepper
    > strips.
    >
    >
    > Do you forage?


    Oh, sure, but we just call it "leftovers night". It doesn't happen all
    that often here, to be honest. James has been a good influence on me
    over the years, and most times, I make just enough food for dinner, so
    we rarely have leftovers. I used to throw out a lot of food; now I
    barely throw away anything, and I attribute that to learning how to cook
    smaller quantities. My mother's half Jewish and half Italian, so I grew
    up learning to cook for an army. My mom still does, and when I was there
    visiting last week, her fridge was a fright -- some stuff in there, even
    she couldn't identify, and she'd presumably cooked it at some point.

    Serene

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  3. #3
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night


    "Serene Vannoy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Dimitri wrote:
    >> Last night was Forage Night.
    >>
    >> Forage: To use as many left over's as possible to satisfy the old truism
    >> " Waste Not Want Not".
    >>

    > <snip>
    >>
    >> Served with rice vinegar & sesame marinated cucumber & red bell pepper
    >> strips.
    >>
    >>
    >> Do you forage?

    >
    > Oh, sure, but we just call it "leftovers night". It doesn't happen all
    > that often here, to be honest. James has been a good influence on me over
    > the years, and most times, I make just enough food for dinner, so we
    > rarely have leftovers. I used to throw out a lot of food; now I barely
    > throw away anything, and I attribute that to learning how to cook smaller
    > quantities. My mother's half Jewish and half Italian, so I grew up
    > learning to cook for an army. My mom still does, and when I was there
    > visiting last week, her fridge was a fright -- some stuff in there, even
    > she couldn't identify, and she'd presumably cooked it at some point.
    >
    > Serene



    My BIL's wife is the same 1/2 Jewish 1/2 Italian (both parents from Boston
    now both gone)

    One year there were coming down to the vacation place we usually rented & I
    was making a big pot of Italian Gravy.

    She came into the house and started to tear up.

    I said " What's the matter?

    She said "It smells like my mothers house and I miss her terribly"

    Dimitri


  4. #4
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night

    Dimitri wrote:
    >


    > My BIL's wife is the same 1/2 Jewish 1/2 Italian (both parents from
    > Boston now both gone)
    >
    > One year there were coming down to the vacation place we usually rented
    > & I was making a big pot of Italian Gravy.
    >
    > She came into the house and started to tear up.
    >
    > I said " What's the matter?
    >
    > She said "It smells like my mothers house and I miss her terribly"


    Awww. I know how it is. I cook my mother's food as much for how it makes
    my house smell as anything else.

    I'm *really* hoping to have the Mom Food Cookbook done by her birthday
    in August.

    Serene

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    all other human conflict will not survive an online argument with
    humourless feminists who are not afraid to throw rape around as an
    example, your theory needs work." -- Aqua, alt.polyamory

  5. #5
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night


    "Serene Vannoy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Dimitri wrote:
    >> Last night was Forage Night.
    >>
    >> Forage: To use as many left over's as possible to satisfy the old truism
    >> " Waste Not Want Not".
    >>

    > <snip>
    >>
    >> Served with rice vinegar & sesame marinated cucumber & red bell pepper
    >> strips.
    >>
    >>
    >> Do you forage?

    >
    > Oh, sure, but we just call it "leftovers night". It doesn't happen all
    > that often here, to be honest. James has been a good influence on me over
    > the years, and most times, I make just enough food for dinner, so we
    > rarely have leftovers. I used to throw out a lot of food; now I barely
    > throw away anything, and I attribute that to learning how to cook smaller
    > quantities. My mother's half Jewish and half Italian, so I grew up
    > learning to cook for an army. My mom still does, and when I was there
    > visiting last week, her fridge was a fright -- some stuff in there, even
    > she couldn't identify, and she'd presumably cooked it at some point.
    >


    I actually stil cook in large quantities, but we eat it and/or share it with
    busy friends and older family members who rarely cook. I still feel like I
    want some FOOD to show for the time I put into cooking. The other thing is,
    it is cheaper to cook this way.



  6. #6
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night

    In article <hbmGl.24222$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Last night was Forage Night.

    (Details snipped)
    > Do you forage?
    >
    > Dimitri


    Sure. The trick is always to use it before I get tired of looking at it
    for a week and toss it because it's been in there for more than a week.

    Re your rice thang: Would the meat have cooked if it hadn't already
    been cooked? Wasn't the pork tough? On second thought, since it was a
    night for using leftovers, it's a dumb question. Never mind. "-0)
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "What you say about someone else says more
    about you than it does about the other person."

  7. #7
    Zeppo Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night


    "Serene Vannoy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Dimitri wrote:
    >>

    >
    >> My BIL's wife is the same 1/2 Jewish 1/2 Italian (both parents from
    >> Boston now both gone)
    >>
    >> One year there were coming down to the vacation place we usually rented &
    >> I was making a big pot of Italian Gravy.
    >>
    >> She came into the house and started to tear up.
    >>
    >> I said " What's the matter?
    >>
    >> She said "It smells like my mothers house and I miss her terribly"

    >
    > Awww. I know how it is. I cook my mother's food as much for how it makes
    > my house smell as anything else.
    >
    > I'm *really* hoping to have the Mom Food Cookbook done by her birthday in
    > August.
    >
    > Serene


    I always though my Mom was a great cook. I never really knew if that was
    true or just my perception because she stopped cooking when I was about 11,
    due to illness (colitis, then cancer). She never really picked up the mantle
    again and I really missed all the wonderful foods she would prepare when I
    was young. She did keep a recipe file but it was lost in a fire in their
    apartment when I was in my early 20's, and out on my own.

    It was a really nice surprise to get an email from my uncle a few weeks ago
    with a recipe attached for my Mom's Passover apple cake. It seems she was
    visiting him the year she died and one of his friends talked my mom into
    cooking with her preparing for the seder. She made the apple cake with my
    Mom's supervision and had just now thought to forward the recipe to my
    uncle.

    I was going to make it for our seder last week but my 16 YO old niece really
    wanted to try it so I left it to her.

    It was fantastic, just like I remember from my childhood. Plus, it made our
    seder something really special. It felt like mom was in the kitchen again.

    Just thought I'd share.

    Jon



  8. #8
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night


    "Zeppo" <[email protected]> wrote
    > Just thought I'd share.
    >

    Neat story. I am sorry about your mom getting sick so young.

    There's nothing like mom's food, and I am not sure it matters how good a
    cook mom was. I have a sister who has most of our mother's things all
    aroundher house, and loves to cook mom's recipes in the original old pots.
    She is only three years older than I, but was the one shadowing mom around
    the kitchen while I was out catchign tadpoles with dad. It is really
    something else at Christmas. Mom's dishes on mom's dishes!!



  9. #9
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Zeppo" <[email protected]> wrote:
    (snip Serene)
    > I always though my Mom was a great cook. I never really knew if that was
    > true or just my perception because she stopped cooking when I was about 11,
    > due to illness (colitis, then cancer). She never really picked up the mantle
    > again and I really missed all the wonderful foods she would prepare when I
    > was young. She did keep a recipe file but it was lost in a fire in their
    > apartment when I was in my early 20's, and out on my own.
    >
    > It was a really nice surprise to get an email from my uncle a few weeks ago
    > with a recipe attached for my Mom's Passover apple cake. It seems she was
    > visiting him the year she died and one of his friends talked my mom into


    > Jon


    Sweet story, Jon. Thanks. An elderly friend died a month ago and I
    brought cookies and apricot nut bread, both made from her recipes, to
    the Dead Spread following the service. Her children and grandchildren
    loved them. :-)
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "What you say about someone else says more
    about you than it does about the other person."

  10. #10
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night

    In article <hbmGl.24222$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Do you forage?
    >
    > Dimitri


    Only if I have to. ;-)

    I'm the main cook, so I mostly plan meals.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

  11. #11
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Forage Night


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <hbmGl.24222$[email protected]>,
    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Last night was Forage Night.

    > (Details snipped)
    >> Do you forage?
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    > Sure. The trick is always to use it before I get tired of looking at it
    > for a week and toss it because it's been in there for more than a week.
    >
    > Re your rice thang: Would the meat have cooked if it hadn't already
    > been cooked?


    Probably but the trick would be to add enough liquid to keep the cooker
    going. and then I think it would have been tough. In essence 20 to 30 minute
    steamed meat.



    Wasn't the pork tough?

    Nope was grilled


    On second thought, since it was a night for using leftovers, it's a dumb
    question. Never mind. "-0)
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    > "What you say about someone else says more
    > about you than it does about the other person."



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