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So this is how the food turned out:

Turkey -- roasted in oven, no oven bag. Delicious.

Green beans with garlic, almonds, soy sauce, salt and pepper and a little chicken broth, cooked in the oven -- perfect

Steamed broccoli and cauliflower -- it's steamed veggies, what do you expect? :)

Mushrooms stuffed with a mixture of ground sirloin, finely blended red peppers, green peppers, red onions, celery and water chestnut -- mmmmmmmm. Too much meat, not enough mushroom caps, so the leftover made mini-meatballs

Black beans with half a can of diced tomatoes with peppers and onions and Louisiana Hot Sauce. It sat on top of the oven all day, covered, as the turkey cooked, and this softened everything up and blended it together, and now it tastes vaguely like a rendition of vegetarian chili. It's really amazing without the heavy black bean taste (I rinsed the beans because I don't really like that heavy black bean flavor).

Spinach salad with cashews, red peppers, tomatoes, red onions, and cucumbers with a homemade pear vinaigrette. Yummy on all counts.

The homemade, sugar free chocolate mousse. Well, it turned out more like ... well, have you ever had partially frozen cool whip? It's not hard like ice cream, but not quite whippy like mousse. It's delicious though.

New Orleans flooded out today though, so Mark in his great big ol' truck had to go pick our company up. So dinner is sitting under lots of tin foil waiting. :)

Date: 2003-11-28 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steam.livejournal.com
Was this improv or from recipies?

If the latter, I'd love the recipe for the stuffed mushrooms and/or the greenbeans. yum!

Date: 2003-11-28 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cai.livejournal.com
It was all improv. But the basic recipe for the greenbeans is as written. :) Lay out some fresh greenbeans (not the canned kind) in a glass pie plate, add some crushed garlic throughout, add some almonds, sprinkle a little salt and a little pepper over the top, sprinkle a bit of soy sauce, and then cover the bottom of the plate in just enough chicken broth to stop it from burning and sticking to the bottom. Put it in the oven for about 15 minutes on 325 or so, and then cover it with foil and cook for about another 10 minutes. Voila.

The meatballs -- Take about half a pound of ground sirloin or hamburger and mix it a mixture of finely diced up small amounts of the following veggies (you don't want too many veggies or the meat falls apart, so you use very small portions -- for 1/2 pound of ground, I used about 1/5 of a pepper, 1/8 of an onion, etc.)(you can use a cuisinart instead of dicing) red pepper, green pepper, red onion, 1 water chestnut, about 1 inch of celery stalk and one or two mushroom stems from the mushrooms that you're going to stuff. Mix it all together, add some A1 and some form of hot sauce.

Pull the stems off of the mushrooms, hollow out the cap. Stuff small amounts of the meat into the mushroom cap (Mine have little meat hills coming out the top). Put the mushrooms in a glass baking dish, meat side up. Cook on like 425 for about 40 minutes.

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