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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-07-19 05:47
Subject: [food] Things I have cooked recently
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Chile con queso

  • Half brick of Velveeta cheese

  • 4 tablespoons sour cream

  • Small can Rotel tomatoes

  • Small can Hatch chiles

Place above ingredients in bowl. Microwave until melted, but not overheated. (I check every 20 seconds.) Stir together. Add chili powder and garlic salt to taste. Serve hot with corn chips. If leftovers, microwave cautiously before consuming.

Scrambled eggs

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 tablespoon sour cream

  • Squirt of sriracha sauce

Beat above ingredients together. Add a heavy dusting each of chili powder, garlic salt, onion salt and dry mustard. Fry in medium hot pan with small amount of bacon grease or olive oil. Serve as with any breakfast egg dish.

Wilted spinach and fruit salad

  • Six to eight slices of salami

  • 1 cup of fresh baby spinach

  • 1 apple

  • 1 cup of strawberries

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (jack or some blend)

  • 1/2 cup small manzanilla olives

  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos

  • 1/4 cup pickled pepperoncinis

Chop apple and strawberries into small, bite-sized portions.

Slice salami so finely it is almost minced. Fry slowly in a wide pan, being careful not to burn. Once well cooked, add several splashes of olive oil and turn the heat up. Place spinach in pan with salami and olive oil. Cook quickly, turning spinach frequently to coat with salami grease and olive oil. Add a tablespoon or so of rock salt while cooking.

Turn hot spinach and salami shreds out into bowl. Mix in chopped fruit. Add cheese, olives and peppers. (Peppers may be omitted per taste.) Dress very lightly with a favored salad dressing if desired. Serve with spinach still warm.
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User: talekyn
Date: 2012-07-19 15:23 (UTC)
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Urgh. That all sounds totally delicious.

Of course, today is not the day for me to be reading about food. Last solid food intake was around 7pm last night, and as of 7am today I'm on "clear liquids" in anticipation of tomorrow morning's colonoscopy.

So, you know, right now even "fish and fungus" sounds good to me. And we all know how I feel about fish and fungus.
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biomekanic: Lethal lagomorph
User: biomekanic
Date: 2012-07-19 17:54 (UTC)
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Keyword:Lethal lagomorph
You know if there's any place in town to get a big can of Hatch chiles?

The closest place I've heard that carries them is the Walmart in Hermiston, which is kind of a haul for a couple cans of green chiles.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-07-19 17:58 (UTC)
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I found small cans on the clearance table at the Hawthorne Fred Meyer a few weeks ago...
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2012-07-19 18:07 (UTC)
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Ah. I'm looking for the 32oz size cans, but I suspect I'm SOL.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-07-19 19:33 (UTC)
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I assume you've tried the restaurant supply places and/or the Mexican groceries?
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2012-07-19 22:34 (UTC)
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I've tried a couple of Mexican groceries, no luck, but hadn't thought of the restaurant supply places.

I've mentioned Hatch chilis at a couple of Mexican groceries and gotten some confused looks.

I've found some off brands, but I'd like to make a batch of chili verde and really, the only way to go is with Hatch chilis.
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User: zxhrue
Date: 2012-07-20 11:54 (UTC)
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those eggses sound remarkably similar to ones I make. but I use american style neufchatel and crushed red chillies and/or red chillie powder. if I'm flush I'll throw in some bits of novy after it comes off the heat.
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