Food and Recipes while under Coronavirus quarantine #2

Discussion in 'Safety Tips and Things to do While Quarantined' started by Trudie, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. PayrollNerd

    PayrollNerd Well-Known Member

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    We do this all the time with a 9 x 13 foil line pan. I'd just never heard of the sheet pan term. I'd say maybe the lower sides do allow more air flow and probably cook faster tho.
     
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    My kitchen assistant was adopted by a good friend with 3 older kids. He is a lucky little boy. He now has a Mommy, 2 human brothers, 1 human sister and 2 cat brothers. One cat brother is not impressed but the other cat brother loves him.

    My veggie box yesterday had yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes and green bell peppers. We still have cauliflower, brussel sprouts, onions and potatoes. I see pan of roasted veggies in my future. Then again, maybe some veggie soup.
     
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    We got dried garbanzo beans in our box this week. I’ve never made them before. I perused recipes and then just winged it. I have a small 2 person crockpot not a big one. Anyway, I just put some in my crockpot on low. I added a bay leaf, peppercorns, kosher salt, diced carrot, diced onion & diced garlic. Poured veg broth over it and stirred. I’ll probably wake up to the smell at 4:00am. Hopefully they’ll taste decent. My youngest will eat anything that isn’t nailed down and if she’s not allergic to it. LOL!
     
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    I'm glad your friend and her family have adopted the pup...he is so cute. I hope you will post another photo of him sometime. With the cat(s), perhaps? :)
     
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    This is him playing with his cat brother who likes him. At the end of the day, it’s hard to tell who was more worn out, the 12 year old or the puppy! They named him Banksy after a British artist.
     

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    Adorable (sleeping pic)! Maybe the other cat will come around and accept him.
     
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    In my experience garbanzos are similar to lentils in that their standalone flavor is bland, sometimes unpleasantly so. But they absorb the spices and flavors they are cooked with and are very versatile, easy to cook (soaking is not strictly required), and are highly nutritious as I understand it.

    They are a major ingredient in Indian food and middle eastern food (like hummus), go well in soups, add protein to a vegetarian pasta dish. They can be boiled or roasted, though I haven't mastered successful roasting yet.
     
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    Thanks for the recipe links!

    Oh yeah these garbanzo beans are rather bland to me. My kid took a big bowl for lunch. She said she’d eat them just the way they are. She eats them right out of a can so....

    I drained the broth off, cubed some yellow squash and zucchini, simmered them in the broth and then put the beans back in. I’ll let it cool and see if the flavors meld.
     

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    I love ratatouille and make it often. I tried a sheet pan version but DH thought it was too dry. He likes my stove-top ratatouille that is more like a thick soup or stew. We enjoy it in pasta bowls with shredded Parmesan cheese and a crusty loaf of bread for dipping.
     
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    I was reading posts in this thread, followed a link, and time passed (avoiding housework)... I looked up recipes for Anadama bread, Indian pudding, and Apple Crisp among others.

    I used to make Indian pudding years ago, and have made apple crisp often. I made Anadama bread back in my bread making days. I have an old bread machine up in the cupboard that may still work (?), or I could just bake it in the oven. But I'll have to pick up some yeast and molasses first.

    Anadama Bread | Classic Recipe
     
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    I didn't know there was a name for it, but I've been doing sheet pan dinners for years. They honestly are the easiest things in the world and have been a go-to when I don't have energy/ideas. The basic is roasted veggies, but you can add meat (kielbasa is the easiest to add, imo), beans, or change up the variety of veggies. I'll toss in a pear or apple on occasion. You can deal with different cooking times by how big/small you cut the veggies and when you add ingredients - some things can be added later in the cooking. Oil, salt, and pepper are often enough seasonings, though can vary that too. No prep work other than chopping and no standing by the stove to tend to the cooking.

    Leftover veggies can be pureed into a soup or sauce, if you want to change that up too.

    Might do that tonight (though it's supposed to be unseasonably warm today so maybe not an oven day).
     
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    Yes, I'm thinking chicken salad for dinner on this warm day (although tomorrow will be even warmer). We have lots of lovely fresh greens from the Farmers Market and a couple of chicken breasts. I don't really have a recipe, I just wing it :D. Mayo, spring onions, some chopped pecans or walnuts, grapes if I have them... We have delicious fresh local strawberries, I guess I could put some of those in the salad.
     
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    When I was in Shop Rite yesterday, there was a sign up saying that at times during the season Strawberries could be in short supply, hope everyone enjoys their local season while they can.
     
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    Good to know......
    We usually have roadside fruit stands selling strawberries, so I hope I can find out where they are around here soon.
     
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    That does sound good. I like eggplant, but I never know what to do w/it.

    Only thing I make is babaganoosh....(i created my own spelling lol)
     
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    We make delicious hummus out of dried garbanzos. You have to cook for a couple hours to get them soft enough.
     
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    Second year in a row that we won't be going to our favorite Mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo. I will make beef and black bean enchiladas tomorrow. I don't make Mexican foods often and usually buy a prepared enchilada sauce, but I found some simple recipes and will make my own.
     
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