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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default The soup was a hit!

    And I didn't have to buy much. I did buy celery and a zucchini. That was
    it. Two cans of V8, a can of beef broth, a little water, can of chopped
    tomatoes, can of peas and carrots, can of Cannelli beans, some of the
    leftover small red beans, can of French cut green beans with peppers and
    garlic, couple of medium onions, chopped and a package of frozen spinach.
    Oh and the ground beef which was about a pound. Seasoned with salt, pepper,
    rosemary, parsley, oregano, garlic and two bay leaves.

    I did double the recipe for the whole wheat dumplings. Used olive oil and
    water instead of milk. I do prefer regular dumplings but daughter has to
    eat whole wheat. So whole wheat it is! And because there were so many
    dumplings, I did push them down a bit to accommodate them all. I used my
    Rachael Ray pasta pot which is large and oval. As usual, the dumplings
    around the edges cooked first. So I served those up and then pushed the
    ones from the middle around to the edges.

    No complaints from daughter about the soup and we have enough left for
    several more meals. And after that? I'll try making whole wheat biscuits.




  2. #2
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: The soup was a hit!

    Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > And I didn't have to buy much. I did buy celery and a zucchini. That was
    > it. Two cans of V8, a can of beef broth, a little water, can of chopped
    > tomatoes, can of peas and carrots, can of Cannelli beans, some of the
    > leftover small red beans, can of French cut green beans with peppers and
    > garlic, couple of medium onions, chopped and a package of frozen spinach.
    > Oh and the ground beef which was about a pound. Seasoned with salt, pepper,
    > rosemary, parsley, oregano, garlic and two bay leaves.
    >
    > I did double the recipe for the whole wheat dumplings. Used olive oil and
    > water instead of milk. I do prefer regular dumplings but daughter has to
    > eat whole wheat. So whole wheat it is! And because there were so many
    > dumplings, I did push them down a bit to accommodate them all. I used my
    > Rachael Ray pasta pot which is large and oval. As usual, the dumplings
    > around the edges cooked first. So I served those up and then pushed the
    > ones from the middle around to the edges.
    >
    > No complaints from daughter about the soup and we have enough left for
    > several more meals. And after that? I'll try making whole wheat biscuits.


    That sounds pretty good, Julie. Wish you would have taken and posted a
    picture or two. Any cookbook is enhanced by showing a pic of the finished
    product.

    Gary

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: The soup was a hit!


    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >> And I didn't have to buy much. I did buy celery and a zucchini. That
    >> was
    >> it. Two cans of V8, a can of beef broth, a little water, can of chopped
    >> tomatoes, can of peas and carrots, can of Cannelli beans, some of the
    >> leftover small red beans, can of French cut green beans with peppers and
    >> garlic, couple of medium onions, chopped and a package of frozen spinach.
    >> Oh and the ground beef which was about a pound. Seasoned with salt,
    >> pepper,
    >> rosemary, parsley, oregano, garlic and two bay leaves.
    >>
    >> I did double the recipe for the whole wheat dumplings. Used olive oil
    >> and
    >> water instead of milk. I do prefer regular dumplings but daughter has to
    >> eat whole wheat. So whole wheat it is! And because there were so many
    >> dumplings, I did push them down a bit to accommodate them all. I used my
    >> Rachael Ray pasta pot which is large and oval. As usual, the dumplings
    >> around the edges cooked first. So I served those up and then pushed the
    >> ones from the middle around to the edges.
    >>
    >> No complaints from daughter about the soup and we have enough left for
    >> several more meals. And after that? I'll try making whole wheat
    >> biscuits.

    >
    > That sounds pretty good, Julie. Wish you would have taken and posted a
    > picture or two. Any cookbook is enhanced by showing a pic of the finished
    > product.


    Yeah but I'm not a pic person. Just not into that.



  4. #4
    sf Guest

    Default Re: The soup was a hit!

    On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:30:48 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > > Julie Bove wrote:
    > >>
    > >> No complaints from daughter about the soup and we have enough left for
    > >> several more meals. And after that? I'll try making whole wheat
    > >> biscuits.

    > >
    > > That sounds pretty good, Julie. Wish you would have taken and posted a
    > > picture or two. Any cookbook is enhanced by showing a pic of the finished
    > > product.

    >
    > Yeah but I'm not a pic person. Just not into that.
    >

    I joined a FB cooking group where the majority of posters are food
    bloggers who take professional looking photos of their food. Talk
    about feeling intimidated!

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: The soup was a hit!


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:30:48 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >> > Julie Bove wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> No complaints from daughter about the soup and we have enough left for
    >> >> several more meals. And after that? I'll try making whole wheat
    >> >> biscuits.
    >> >
    >> > That sounds pretty good, Julie. Wish you would have taken and posted a
    >> > picture or two. Any cookbook is enhanced by showing a pic of the
    >> > finished
    >> > product.

    >>
    >> Yeah but I'm not a pic person. Just not into that.
    >>

    > I joined a FB cooking group where the majority of posters are food
    > bloggers who take professional looking photos of their food. Talk
    > about feeling intimidated!


    Yeah. People on the raw vegan forum did that too. Put flowers on the
    plate, the plate on a charger, the charger on a place mat. And they seemed
    to have a new and different plate each time!

    I also know people who take pics of their meals in restaurants. I could see
    doing that if it were something really fancy like the dessert that we once
    got. But mostly it's not that kind of stuff.



  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: The soup was a hit!

    On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:06:58 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:30:48 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]..
    > >> > Julie Bove wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> No complaints from daughter about the soup and we have enough left for
    > >> >> several more meals. And after that? I'll try making whole wheat
    > >> >> biscuits.
    > >> >
    > >> > That sounds pretty good, Julie. Wish you would have taken and posted a
    > >> > picture or two. Any cookbook is enhanced by showing a pic of the
    > >> > finished
    > >> > product.
    > >>
    > >> Yeah but I'm not a pic person. Just not into that.
    > >>

    > > I joined a FB cooking group where the majority of posters are food
    > > bloggers who take professional looking photos of their food. Talk
    > > about feeling intimidated!

    >
    > Yeah. People on the raw vegan forum did that too. Put flowers on the
    > plate, the plate on a charger, the charger on a place mat. And they seemed
    > to have a new and different plate each time!


    What people who do food pics a lot is go to so called "antique" shops,
    Goodwill etc of that genre and buy pretty plates so their photos don't
    look generic. The most I did to vary my food pictures was to buy a
    flat black plate from Target and then I only used it twice.
    >
    > I also know people who take pics of their meals in restaurants. I could see
    > doing that if it were something really fancy like the dessert that we once
    > got. But mostly it's not that kind of stuff.
    >

    I post food pics to Facebook - because my FB friends enjoy that kind
    of stuff and they do it too, so I'm not alone. <shrug>


    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  7. #7
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: The soup was a hit!

    On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:53:13 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >What people who do food pics a lot is go to so called "antique" shops,
    >Goodwill etc of that genre and buy pretty plates so their photos don't
    >look generic. The most I did to vary my food pictures was to buy a
    >flat black plate from Target and then I only used it twice.


    I should do that, when I have some descretionary cash lying around.. I
    got some plates from the dollar store, that do okay in a pinch. But
    antique/vintage plates will be much nicer.

    Christine
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    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  8. #8
    sf Guest

    Default Re: The soup was a hit!

    On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:58:45 -0700, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:53:13 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >What people who do food pics a lot is go to so called "antique" shops,
    > >Goodwill etc of that genre and buy pretty plates so their photos don't
    > >look generic. The most I did to vary my food pictures was to buy a
    > >flat black plate from Target and then I only used it twice.

    >
    > I should do that, when I have some descretionary cash lying around.. I
    > got some plates from the dollar store, that do okay in a pinch. But
    > antique/vintage plates will be much nicer.
    >

    Garage sales etc. Chris! I know you don't have two nickels to rub
    together at the moment, but when you do... a dollar or three is all
    you'll be looking at.


    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  9. #9
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: The soup was a hit!


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:58:45 -0700, Christine Dabney
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:53:13 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >What people who do food pics a lot is go to so called "antique" shops,
    >> >Goodwill etc of that genre and buy pretty plates so their photos don't
    >> >look generic. The most I did to vary my food pictures was to buy a
    >> >flat black plate from Target and then I only used it twice.

    >>
    >> I should do that, when I have some descretionary cash lying around.. I
    >> got some plates from the dollar store, that do okay in a pinch. But
    >> antique/vintage plates will be much nicer.
    >>

    > Garage sales etc. Chris! I know you don't have two nickels to rub
    > together at the moment, but when you do... a dollar or three is all
    > you'll be looking at.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Food is an important part of a balanced diet.




  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: The soup was a hit!


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:58:45 -0700, Christine Dabney
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:53:13 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >What people who do food pics a lot is go to so called "antique" shops,
    >> >Goodwill etc of that genre and buy pretty plates so their photos don't
    >> >look generic. The most I did to vary my food pictures was to buy a
    >> >flat black plate from Target and then I only used it twice.

    >>
    >> I should do that, when I have some descretionary cash lying around.. I
    >> got some plates from the dollar store, that do okay in a pinch. But
    >> antique/vintage plates will be much nicer.
    >>

    > Garage sales etc. Chris! I know you don't have two nickels to rub
    > together at the moment, but when you do... a dollar or three is all
    > you'll be looking at.


    When I used to make a lot of candy and cookies that were sold at auction, I
    would get plates from the dollar store. They were sturdier than foil pans
    or paper plates and they were cheap!



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