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Chicken, cauliflower, and pea curry with brown rice and a little yogurt and cilantro.

Tonite will be buffalo wings at the firehall. And something cold to put out the fire.
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Dinner is hubby's birthday request: shrimp sauteed in lemon, white wine, butter, and garlic, and a fresh baguette for sopping up the sauce. No veggies, haha. Birthday blondies for dessert

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Originally Posted by RobinP92202
Yum! Feel free to cook my birthday dinner too!
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Question about soaking cornmeal - does it change the actual texture of the cornmeal or the texture of the end product? I love cornmeal for it's grittiness and crunch and wouldn't want to get rid of that.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
I'm quoting myself cuz I really want to know. Spring? Saria?

Also, Saria, any interesting variations to the common 3 ingredient potato candy?
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It softens it and allows more moisture in the bread. The grains become more digestible. It's not as if the texture of cornmeal is lost, but sometimes cornmeal can be unpleasantly gritty. Notice how most cornbread calls for a good amount of white flour. Southern cornbread recipes often call for just cornmeal, and really, they're kind of dry. When you soak cornmeal, you can make a cornbread with all cornmeal and have it be moist and lighter in texture than if you tried to do it without soaking. Same thing with yeast breads, like the anadama, or a bread like broa. Without soaking, you can sometimes get a gritty, raw-tasting texture from the cornmeal (you actually cook a part of the cornmeal and then let it sit for a while for broa). You can still definitely get crunch from cornmeal in these breads.
Thanks Saria for the explanation! The only things I make with cornmeal are pancakes, muffins, and biscotti and I like them to be super gritty and crunchy so I think I'll just stick to my plain old cornmeal.
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Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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I wouldn't soak cornmeal for biscotti or cookies. They only use a small amount and they aren't usually meant to be particularly moist when cornmeal is involved. Making a bit of a cornmeal mush for pancakes is nice though. Makes great 100% cornmeal pancakes.
And definitely for muffins since they're just cornbread in individual form. But I do find corn muffins are usually higher in white flour than cornbread.
I love the grit from cornmeal, but not when it's not fully hydrated and ends up tasting raw.
The cornmeal I use is pretty fine ground to start with so I wouldn't be able to tell a difference on the grit factor.

I'm not a big fan of super gritty or crunchy because it hurts my teeth so bad, so I avoid buying anything too coarsely ground.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
It's BK's birthday, so I let her decide where we should go...I tried to encourage Chinese/Pan Asian, PF Changs, Rainforest Cafe, even Friendly's!

She picked McDonalds.

So, either I'm eating really late or I'm getting a salad with no chicken.

Tonight I'm having shrimp Alfredo with peas and carrots and broc bits in it or baked tilapia with brown rice and Brussel sprouts in butter sauce. (trying to eat healthier)
Tonight's "Aunt Marion's casserole." One of those horribly unhealthy, low in nutritional monstrosities which might make Saria's skin crawl. But family tradition which I love for nostalgia's sake. Basically egg noodles, ground beef, tomato sauce, cream cheese, scallions and sour cream in a yummy, mushy mass.

I won't have too much, since I need to have a protein shake for "dessert." I recently decided I love peanut butter and jelly shakes - pb + frozen strawberries + protein powder, ice and milk. Totally tastes like a pb&j.

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Since when am I against sour cream and noodles? I was waiting for you to bust out the cream of mushroom soup in there! I don't like things that pile on the fat for the sake of it, but I also like some really rich stuff once in a while, especially when egg noodles are involved.
Also, you should try a shake with tahini. Or a black sesame one.
Salmon with honey and mustard glaze. Green lentils with kale.

Yum
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
im thinking smothered pork chops, yellow rice and string beans... no bread
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Since when am I against sour cream and noodles? I was waiting for you to bust out the cream of mushroom soup in there! I don't like things that pile on the fat for the sake of it, but I also like some really rich stuff once in a while, especially when egg noodles are involved.
Originally Posted by Saria
Oh, noodles are at a minimum in it! It's basically mush, focus on sour cream and cream cheese. But it's still yummy, and Mom's inability to cook or season most things properly doesn't ruin it.

Hmmm. Your shake ideas are interesting! I'm not sure how I'd make them work well, but they're worth trying.

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But at least the pews never attend yoga!
Here's a black sesame frappe:
Sugar Rush: Black Sesame Frappe at Cafe Zaiya | Serious Eats : New York
Black sesame is a pretty popular flavor for a lot of Japanese (and other Asian) sweets.

The tahini with some yogurt, honey and vanilla makes a delicious, lightly sweet and nutty shake.
Tonite is the annual Taste of "Our town" event. It's a fundraiser for The Market House (a half a block from my house, it's the oldest farmer's market in PA. Yes, we will brag about anything). I will be stuffing myself for about 3 hours.

Then tomorrow it's back to healthy clean low carb eating after taking the summer off.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Feb 2014**
https://www.facebook.com/lifetheuniverseandtodd
I've got some leftover ribeye steak I need to reinvent to feed two. I'm thinking a quesadilla since I have the stuff for that, but I've got no sides and ask me if I feel like going to the grocery.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Hubby is grilling ribs, we'll have those and corn and watermelon and baked beans.
Minneapolis, MN

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