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Wine....big lunch. :unsure:

FOFLOL. Yay! Nothing to whine about..

Er, I didn't feel well enough to do the duck preparation on Cinco de Mayo. You do have to score the fat with a knife, marinate it and pour boiling water over it so he ended up smoking it on Sunday when I felt up to the task. steam it before smoking Last time I did a traditional orange sauce. This time I marinated the bird in tea. I actually like it better in the tea marinade. The smoked duck is yummy in salads. I'm thinking I'll teach the dog how to do a double back flip with this round of smoked duck, she's wild about it.

We ended up with BBQ quicken over charcoal (love the Cattleman's mustard sauce), guacamole, white rice and black beans, some salad. So we had a Kentucky Chicken Derby, and Cinco de Ses Duck. It all worked!

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LOVETOTRAVEL told me she is gone away and so, I feel like we have to carry on making something special once and a while in her honor.

Last night was pretty blah, so today, I have osso bucco (veal shanks in wine, stock, tomatoes, onions, veggies and herbs) going in the slow cooker and I will add Saffron risotto to it and some roasted asparagus. I have one ramekin of flan leftover from the Cinco de Mayo/Kentucky Derby festivities, but we will likely fight over it.

That easy recipe sure is a hit. (although my arm still hurts from stirring the sugar so long to make the caramel.... :blink: )

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LOVETOTRAVEL told me she is gone away and so, I feel like we have to carry on making something special once and a while in her honor.

Last night was pretty blah, so today, I have osso bucco (veal shanks in wine, stock, tomatoes, onions, veggies and herbs) going in the slow cooker and I will add Saffron risotto to it and some roasted asparagus. I have one ramekin of flan leftover from the Cinco de Mayo/Kentucky Derby festivities, but we will likely fight over it.

That easy recipe sure is a hit. (although my arm still hurts from stirring the sugar so long to make the caramel.... :blink: )

I must say you stepped up to the plate babe, Yum!

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I must say you stepped up to the plate babe, Yum!

Hi M!

It was pretty darn good. I used to do it in the oven, but Sylvia reminded me recently to break out the slow cooker I had in the closet. :lol:

While I have your attention :lol:-- I made the cheesy bread rolls

with the CHEBE mix you suggested--- and they were GREAT!!! Hubs loved them with our burgers.

Thanks so much, hon! I cannot have corn or rice right now (for some reason--who the hell knows? <_< ) and so, that takes out all my flour/starch homemade mixes.

These tapioca based mixes work perfectly. The pizza mix is yummy.

Hugs to you!!

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Well, I found a "flat iron steak" at the store so we're having some sort of fajita thingies. Hubs is home for a few days before heading to Germany (without me), so we're trying to party it up,

Bought stuff to make a strawberry/lemon/ginger ale slushy alcoholic nightmare of a drink, and I think there's some creme br

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Bought stuff to make a strawberry/lemon/ginger ale slushy alcoholic nightmare of a drink

:lol: sounds like a recipe for fun to me ... :lol:

(although I am more of a Bombay Sapphire COLD and up, (so FREEZING cold so the glass shivers) kind of girl.

Have fun, girlfriend ;)

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We had country Greek tonight.

Tirokafteri (No, I swear it doesn't need correcting, moderator!) dip with Glutino bagel chips (they're really salty but good) and grilled chicken legs with Cattleman's mustard BBQ sauce. I love that sauce, WalMart sells it for just $1.60 a bottle and it's all good. We had watermelon and mango for desert. I had lots of veggies at lunch so didn't feel overly guilty.

Appertif was iced watermelon infused potato vodka over ice with a splash of diet tonic. Bon appetite'! (Missing u know who!) :D

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I love Chebe!

We are having caramelized onion with sauteed chicken breast that was marinated in vidalia dressing and salad w/the onion dressing. I were in a onion mood......

ROFLOL! My dad was an onion farmer, he would just have to give you a big bear hug and special smile for your post I do love onions too! (I used to make an onion pie, the whole family loved it. I'm not sure it will work in a meringue shell, guessing not.

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Rice paper rolls.

Usually do prawns but last/night and tonight is beef with all the usuals: snow pea, carrot, cucumber, spring onion, rice vermicelli, safe soy sauce.

We make Liams school lunch at dinner - great in a lunch box. Even takes the soy sauce in a little mini plastic container. Makes all the chopping worth it :) I wouldn't recommend prawns in the lunchbox though. When we have those I just make them vego.

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Tonight we are making burgers and fries. I found that if you soak the fries for 15-20 minutes in salted water then completely dry them, toss them with olive oil and salt before you bake them that they get really crispy.

We kind of had our dessert before dinner (just a spoonful of ice cream), So Delicious Mint Chip almond milk ice cream, my husband found it today and we couldn't wait to try it. It tasted like I remember Breyer's mint chocolate chip tasting.

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We had country Greek tonight.

Tirokafteri (No, I swear it doesn't need correcting, moderator!) dip with Glutino bagel chips (they're really salty but good) and grilled chicken legs with Cattleman's mustard BBQ sauce. I love that sauce, WalMart sells it for just $1.60 a bottle and it's all good. We had watermelon and mango for desert. I had lots of veggies at lunch so didn't feel overly guilty.

Appertif was iced watermelon infused potato vodka over ice with a splash of diet tonic. Bon appetite'! (Missing u know who!) :D

Gawd, M---this sounds fabulous.... :) I LOVE mango...I love vodka....I LOVE GREEK anything.

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We kind of had our dessert before dinner (just a spoonful of ice cream), So Delicious Mint Chip almond milk ice cream, my husband found it today and we couldn't wait to try it. It tasted like I remember Breyer's mint chocolate chip tasting.

So Delicious coconut ice cream saved me when I could hardly eat anything (when I was just starting out after DX). Great stuff. And dessert before dinner is my favorite way to start a meal. :lol:

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Hi M!

It was pretty darn good. I used to do it in the oven, but Sylvia reminded me recently to break out the slow cooker I had in the closet. :lol:

While I have your attention :lol:-- I made the cheesy bread rolls

with the CHEBE mix you suggested--- and they were GREAT!!! Hubs loved them with our burgers.

Thanks so much, hon! I cannot have corn or rice right now (for some reason--who the hell knows? <_< ) and so, that takes out all my flour/starch homemade mixes.

These tapioca based mixes work perfectly. The pizza mix is yummy.

Hugs to you!!

(((())))) Hugs back! Thanks for fixing my boo boos when I report them.

If you have a Brazilian market in your neck of the woods, there is a mix you only have to add egg and water to that makes cheese rolls that are the bomb. And it costs less! We love the sausage from that store too, they make it themselves and it's gluten-free.

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