Home Cooking

@p1kef1sh (45647)
July 15, 2008 1:39pm CST
I've just listened to Bing Crosby singing a song called "Home Cooking". Now I'm hungry for some and, as luck would have it, roast chicken is on its way. What's your favourite home cooked meal. Meatloaf, apple pie or toast and peanut butter. Recipes to accompany it would be wonderful.
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@mummymo (23709)
17 Jul 08
Definitely Steak and mushroom casserole, cooked all day in the slow cooker and so deliciously tender that you don't even have to chew! Accompany that with creamy mashed potatoes some baby corn and crisp mange tout and I am in food heaven! I would give you the recipe but you have to try and remember as I have told you before! Speaking of home cooking I saw the pastry , cheese and tomato dish and it looks delicious! xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Jul 08
You wait until I have has supper and then tempt me with your scrummy casserole!! LOL. I shall remember this. The cheese dish is very east. 200g mascarpone cheese, 100g of Cheddar and 100g parmesan. Mix with some lightly fried onion and spread on a sheet of puff pastry. Leave an inch all round for a side to grow. Place sliced Beefheart tomatoes on top and cook at 200 degrees for about 35 minutes. Then turn the oven down to 120 for another 20 mins and serve. I can guarantee that you will be left with nothing. XX
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@mummymo (23709)
17 Jul 08
LOL I bet your supper was just as delicious as my casserole is p1ke - well almost! lol I am definitely going to try and make your pastry dish , I may even cut and paste it! xxxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Jul 08
Oooh yes. Cut and paste it. It's far too big to eat on it's own!
• United States
16 Jul 08
P1ke, I have a few questions. My "real" response is the one you've already read, I just want to know a couple of things. First of all, who in the WORLD puts a "mature content" tag on a FOOD discussion?! How ridiculous, whoever you are, and you need to grow up! (And no, P1ke, I don't think it's you.) Secondly, I know I'm an ugly, uncultured American, from the Deep South, no less. However, I know a lot overlaps between your country and mine, and some things that I can fairly well decipher from context clues, like "biscuits" into "cookies". But many things leave me quite perplexed. I find the speech between you and others from your area very interesting, from the "proper" to the slang, and I'm severely curious! Is it okay if I butt in on your discussions from time to time and ask what certain words mean? So we'll start with this one, if it's okay...What are blood pudding, bubble and squeak, cuppas, and tarts? Not asking for recipes, just a general understanding. Thank you in advance!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Jul 08
I always say "two great nations; divided by a common language"! I have no idea who put the mature tag on. Mine are Yummy and Scrummy! I'm just so darn imaginative. LOL I'd be delighted if you butted in. My myLot day is usually divided into three: Brits, ANZACS and other Europeans. Indians and Philipinos, and North America. I notice that my language changes with each group! OK. Meaning: Blood pudding: A sausage made of (usually) pigs blood and fat (sometimes a little entrails too). Usually fried gently. It should be soft in the mouth. An acquired taste and one that I've only just got the taste for. Normally you would have it with breakfast. Part of the "Full Fried Breakfast" of which there are regional and national variations. In England it would be: Sausage, Bacon, fried or scrambled egg, plum tomatoes, Black (Blood) Pudding, mushrooms and fried bread. You can also add baked beans and hash browns. My grandfather had this for breakfast every day of his life and lived to 86. Bubble & Squeak: Fried leftovers from sunday roast lunch: Typically mashed potatoes, cabbage, onions, peas, fried together and served with cold sliced meat from the joint and gravy. Cuppa: As in "a cup of" tea. A cuppa invariably means a drink of tea, although I have heard it used in relation to coffee (always instant) and chocolate. Tart: A small shortcrust pastry case filled with jam. Can also be filled with fruits - apple being the most popular. There are variations on this though. A Bakewell tart is a pastry base filled with an almond sponge with a layer of raspberry jam between the sponge and pastry. Can also mean a woman dressed poorly and looking like she's "on the pull"!! Hope that helps.
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• United States
16 Jul 08
Thank you so much! I had the right idea on most of them, since they've shown up in some of the books I read. Bubble and squeak left me completely baffled, though, so thank you very much! I can read between the lines for the tart "on the pull", lol!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
16 Jul 08
My favourite home cooked meal is something my hubby makes. It's a rice dish with loads of different veggies and a slightly spicey satay sauce. We don't have it very often as the satay sauce is based on peanut butter which is astonishingly expensive were we live. I'm pretty much happy eating what anyone cooks me though. Providing I don't have to do it myself, it's a pleasure.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Jul 08
So I know what you will be buying on your next trip home! I was once given a US Army field ration of peanut butter. Well, apart from being 5% peanut and 95% sugar, it was a solution. For years I thought that was how Americans liked their peanut butter. Then I worked out why I had been given it!!
@littleowl (7157)
16 Jul 08
Hi p1kef1sh good old bubble and squeak is my favourite apart from a family recipe which started with my mum and is being passed down the family its called spaghetti pie and is lovely-littleowl
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Jul 08
Oh Littleowl. I bet that your bubble and squeak is delicious. But I have an aversion to it. My mother used to make it on a monday for tea. She's a great cook, but her B&S is the pits. She always burnt it. I've not been able to eat it since. Spaghetti pie? What does that consist of; I assume spaghetti of course, but what else please?
@littleowl (7157)
16 Jul 08
when my sister and i were young my mum hadn't got much food in the cupboard so for my dad as well she put together a tin of spaghetti which some cooked bacon cheese mushrooms and onions then layered it all ontop of the spagetti with mashed potato and a sprinkle of cheese on top put it in the oven to heat up mmm it was gorgeous and in those days cheap to make but now its quite expensive as you can imagine but thats been our family recipe handed down to my siters now my daughter and probably will be handed down to mine and my neices daughter etc-but it is a lovely dish especially with sausages too and very filling
@ellie333 (21029)
15 Jul 08
I have two that always go down well and one is one of my fry (grill) ups, good old English Breakfast but at anytime, my daughters friends will travel miles for one and the other is my roast chicken dinner so good choice to cook. My fry up consists of bacon, sausages, fried eggs, plum tomatoes, beans, saute potatoes, mushrooms, toast and a cuppa. My roast consists of a slow cooked moist chicken with chicken gravy and nearly half a plate of cabbage as the kids love that, roast potatos (lots of as we have cold in the evening with mayo) mashed potatoes and carrots. Ellie :D
@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Jul 08
Children that love cabbage! You are clearly a Delia Ellie. The only thing that Clare will do with cabbage is carry it to the compost heap! We had roast chicken last night. My favourite too. Although I'm not averse to a fry up and yours sounds delicious. I have just started to enjoy black pudding. But it has to be cooked just so.
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@ellie333 (21029)
16 Jul 08
My girls will eat a whole plate of cabbage and gravy if you let them but Jacob not so good but he eats a lot of fruit instead. Ellie :D
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I love some good old home cooking also. I love to have some broasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, corn and some green beans. That is one of my favorite meals to eat and cook for my family. I also like to have some fresh tomatoes sliced up too. I love pecan pie or a cherry crisp for dessert also.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Jul 08
I love pecan pie but haven't had it in years Steph. I don't know what cherry crisp is. Is it a sort of tart?
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I like roasts. Especially if I can make one in a slow cooker for the better part of the day. I like to add cut potatoes, onion and carrots to the mix. It comes out nice and tender and it is a lovely meal on a winter day. Any time is good for me but it just seems that it is better on a colder day.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Jul 08
I know exactly what you mean. There's something very comforting about that sort of food on a cold crisp day.
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@Hatley (157862)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jul 08
hi pikefishy what ismy most favorite meal, fried chicken with mymoms potato salad full of chopped pickles, ice cold water melon, and ice cold diet coke oh and some butter brickle low sugar ice cream.but what I can fix for my supper soon is fetticine and meat balls with nice bertolli tomato sauce full of basil. lol I dont have the other ingredients but I sure do have betticine and meat balls and tomato sauce by bertolli so thats going to be super delicious anyway. lol
@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Jul 08
That sounds delicious Hatley. I'm very find of fettucini and meat balls myself. What time's tea?
@nannacroc (4049)
15 Jul 08
A good roast beef dinner with home made yorkshires and roasts. You don't need a recipe for that I hope. I used to love my mums egg custart tart because it always turned out upside down, I've tried to make it like that but mine turn out right and I don't like them.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Jul 08
I don't need the recipe Nanna. Yorkshires I can make, but I've not tried an egg custard. Although I love them.
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• United States
15 Jul 08
My grandmother's fried chicken. She doesn't take the skin off so the dry batter will stick. She puts flour, salt, and pepper in a storage-size Ziploc bag and puts the chicken in a couple pieces at a time. Fill the pan with about 1/2 inch or so of oil (wesson, olive, sunflower, whatever), put it on medium heat, and drop the chicken in as it's battered. The oil has to be hot before you put in the chicken, otherwise the batter falls off and burns. While cooking, the oil should just bubble around the chicken, not popping and spattering everywhere. Cook it carefully, otherwise the middle won't get done, but you'll have a burned outside. It's pretty oily right out of the pan, just lay it out on a paper-towel-covered plate. Serve it up with green beans, mac'n'cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, and homemade biscuits. Use the pan drippings (drain off some of the oil, of course!) to make the gravy. Makes me want to go knock on her door and start begging... Anyway, the biscuits are phenomenal, too, but I can't tell you how to make those! I can do it, and mine come out like hers, but I can't explain how to do it. It's flour, Crisco, milk, and egg (maybe 2?), but none of it is measured. A little of this, a little of that, terribly messy hands and table, and voila! Biscuits! Shoot, I forgot; "biscuits" to you are "cookies" to me. So, not the cookie-biscuits. Bread-biscuits. ARGH! Anyway, it's my favorite, and I get it for my birthday, lol! And Georgie-Porgie pie from the local bakery for dessert. Okay, going to knock and beg now...
• United States
15 Jul 08
Only if you help me grovel properly! You know, crawling around lashing our own backs, unworthy souls that we are, would she please make us some chicken and pie? ROFL!!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Jul 08
That sounds fantastic. I'm not a great fryer, but I keep meaning to try fried chicken. I might even buy a proper deep fat fryer to do it in as we'll need Red Adair (do I sense a "who"? there) to come and deal with the spillage. May I join Irish in a request please. What's Georgey Porgey Pie?
@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Jul 08
Thank you for that. I shall give it a go soon. I don't go to KFC etc on animal welfare grounds. Or bird welfare grounds specifically. If you knew how those birds were raised and slaughtered - bashing their brains out against the wall will do apparently. I eat as a bare minimum free range poultry, and preferably organic. Just my funny way but I sleep more easily that way.
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I love homemade mac and cheese!! As long as there are no eggs in it...
@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Jul 08
I've been told but I have forgotten what Mac is.
• United States
21 Jul 08
Oopsy sorry, macaroni and cheese!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Jul 08
Love it home made. Loathe it from a tin. Thanks Skinny.
@4ofmyown (1120)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I love chicken and dumplings...mmmm And I also really love tuna casserole yumm. Roast chicken does sound good though. I like to make home made meat pot pies left over from roast chicken or pot roast...YUM!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Jul 08
Why have I never thought of making pies from the leftover meat! Doh!! So easy and scrummy. Thank you.
@4ofmyown (1120)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I am glad you will try it. They really are so good. Enjoy
• United States
16 Jul 08
I love cube steak and home made milk gravy. As sides my favorites are green beans and potato salad.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Jul 08
That sounds a great midweek dish. Thank you.
• United States
15 Jul 08
I make my great grandmothers recipe for home made chicken and dumpling soup when everyone needs a little pick me up. Too bad it takes all dang day to prepare or that is what we would be having for dinner tonight.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Jul 08
Not deep fried wedding cake Cyn? LOL. The soup sounds good. Maybe tomorrow.
• United States
15 Jul 08
My Mom's meatloaf. It is so yummy! Oh, as she does this vinager dressing thing with salt and other spices in it that she pours over green beans....yum-yum!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Jul 08
Sounds good. Thank you.