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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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What did you just cook?! And how?

I love cooking, unfortunately I'm not a good cook, but i try my best! Maybe we can all share our style, culture, recipe, ingredient, and skills!



"Shells and cheese". Had it as a side dish at Fishermen's wharf, and it was brilliant! So I want to attempt to recreate it from taste. It is a variation of "mac and cheese", but it's not macaroni, but shells.

Shells and cheese w/steak:

Ingredients
Shells
1 can of Cream of potatoes (1:1, cream and alfredo)
Alfredo sauce (again, 1:1 cream and alfredo)
Milk (1/2 cup)
Butter (1 FULL/over-the-top tablespoon)
Your favorite cheese
Your favorite meat

How I made it

Meat
- Cook the meat first, it doesn't matter if it gets cold because you're going to bake everything anyway. Or if you don't want it to get cold, cook it while you make the sauce!
- I didn't flavor/sauteed the meat. The restaurant didn't have meat in the side dish. But I didn't want a dinner without meat. This was my dinner, not a side dish.

Sauce
- The sauce was made with low heat, I don't want to burn the sauce in my pot.
- Since I'm doing it from taste, I thought I'd just start with a 1:1 mixture of cream of potatoes and Alfredo.
- Once it was warm enough to melt the cream of potatoes, I poured half a cup of milk. Heat and stir until it's creamy again.
- Then I added the butter into the sauce. This is when you want to preheat the oven to ~300F. Heat and stir until the butter melts.
- Sauce is done!

Baking
- Layer the meat on top of the shells. Layer it so when you pour the sauce, most of it will be on top of the meat. And not at the bottom of your baking glass, or whatever you use to bake with.
- Sprinkle your favorite cheese on top of the sauce. Blanket it!
- Throw it into the oven preheated at ~300F. Let it bake for ~8mins. Or until the cheese melts. Time is not important because everything should be cooked and hot/warm by now.
- Once the cheese melt, crank up the oven to ~450F for ~2mins. This is just to burn the cheese for presentation sake

Now you can eat. I'm, at best, an amateur in the kitchen. Again I'm doing this from taste, hopefully it won't make anyone throw up.

It was good, I have some criticisms though:
1) The shells weren't as cooked as I thought they were. However, some people like their pasta/noodles a bit harder. My uncle for one liked it.
2) Given the volume of sauce I ended up (1 can of cream, and keeping the ratio at 1:1), I don't think I had enough butter. I think it would have been fine if i double up on the butter.
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Re: What did you just cook?! And how?

Egg Sandwich.
- You will need the following ingredients:
(2) eggs
(2) pieces of loaf bread, to your liking. (I used weat.)
(1) Tablespoon of cooking oil, to your liking. (I used vegetable oil.)
(1) Tablespoon of butter.
(1) Frying pan.
(1) Stove.
(1) Toaster.
(1) Plate.
Heat up the frying pan with the stove for about 1-2 minutes. You will then pour your tablespoon of cooking oil, or butter, into the frying pan. Next, crack open your two eggs and pour them into the pan. You will then want to mix the egg into a nice batter and form it into a square shape, otherwise you will have eggs sunny side up. Within a minute or so, flip the eggs over allowing both sides to get a nice crisp brown-yellow color.
While doing so, you should be heating up your toast. Allow toast to gain a crisp brown color as well, then spread either one, or both peices with butter. Place then egg in between the pieces of toast and there you go. You have yourself a nice, basic egg sandwhich.

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Re: What did you just cook?! And how?

imho, an egg sammich should be made with broken eggs (not scrambled). like over easy except the yolk is broken before flipping over. also, it should have mayo and ketchup (and cheese if you like)
pretty much like this http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/fried-e...ch/detail.aspx

of course, you can make it however...

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Pop Tarts!

Ingredients:
- Pop Tarts

What you need:
- Toaster

What to do:
- Carefully remove foil wrapper (you do not want to break them!!)
- Put Pop Tarts in toaster (again, handle with care!)
- Push down on toaster handle (try not to break a nail, I know it takes effort but still).
- Wait for toaster to finish (**DO NOT** put face over toaster to see if they are done. You can burn your nose!)
- Put on plate (use gloves, the Pop Tarts will probably be hot).

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Re: What did you just cook?! And how?

[quote author=Canadian_LX link=topic=194939.msg4093084#msg4093084 date=1313393202]
Pop Tarts!

Ingredients:
- Pop Tarts

What you need:
- Toaster

What to do:
- Carefully remove foil wrapper (you do not want to break them!!)

Enjoy noms!!
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[quote author=Six link=topic=194939.msg4093376#msg4093376 date=1313436058]
[quote author=Canadian_LX link=topic=194939.msg4093084#msg4093084 date=1313393202]
Pop Tarts!

Ingredients:
- Pop Tarts

What you need:
- Toaster

What to do:
- Carefully remove foil wrapper (you do not want to break them!!)

Enjoy noms!!

- when finished, check your mug in the side of the toaster to make sure you don't have shit on your face.
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LOL! Love it.


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Re: What did you just cook?! And how?

The last thing I cooked was baked chicken, rice, and broccoli.

The chicken I seasoned, put in a pan with some olive oil and breadcrumbs, set on 375 for I dunno, 25-30 minutes.

The rice was just some instant microwave brown whole grain rice.

The broccoli I steamed and sauteed. I cut the florets and I steam them in shallow water and a dash of oil for about 2 minutes. I thing drain the water, add in some oil, salt, and pepper and sautee them for another 2 minutes.
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ez slow cooker pot roast

2 1/2 - 3lb chuck roast or similar cut
1 pkg Lipton Onion Soup mix (or similar soup/dip mix)
1 Lg can Campbell's cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup of water

1. Season roast with salt and pepper and brown in skillet (this is optional but adds flavor).
2. Place roast in crock pot or slow cooker.
3. Pour onion soup mix and water over roast.
4. Pour cream of mushroom soup over roast (no need to add more water)
5. Cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 5-6 hours).

If desired, you can add chopped potatoes, onions and carrots as desired for last 1.5 hours of cooking.
The natural juices in the meat will dilute the soup and onion mix to create a savory gravy.

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