Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Timmiluvs, Mar 6, 2016.
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It’s chilly and rainy and I made chicken and dumpling soup in my instant pot. So so easy and comforting.
That sounds perfect. I am so ready for sweater weather and soup. Did you use a specific recipe?
The soup and dumplings were based off this: Chicken and Dumplings | Half Baked Harvest
The cooking method was based off this: Instant Pot™ Chicken and Dumplings
I used 2 chicken breasts instead of rotisserie chicken and just cooked them on manual in the broth for 7 minutes after sautéing the veggies. Then I shredded the chicken and set the pot to sauté so i could boil the broth for the dumplings. I also added kale after I took out my dumplings just to add some more veggies.
Wow that looks delicious, thank you!
that doesn’t sound like a real word
that sandwich looks so bad haha
@Ken aren't you a fan of Monk's in Philly?
Yes! One of my favorite spots in the city!
I'm going in two weeks when I go to Philly for the weekend! My friend recommended it and immediately I was like "I think Ken has talked about this place!". What should I get?
Lots of beer on draft! I'm looking at the draft list right now, I really want to leave work and go there haha. I don't know if you've had Tired Hands, Allagash, or Russian River beer before... but I highly recommend all three breweries. Or you could order one of the many rare bottles they have available. An incredible selection of beer from Belgium is available too. I love Belgian beer.
To eat, get the mussels (I like the Ghent and Monk's flavors the best). I would suggest splitting mussels if someone else wants to. Also, get a burger (Brussels and Monk's are my favorite flavors, but the menu changes from time to time, so get what you like!). Both the burgers and mussels come with fries. That doesn't matter. Get both. Eat fries twice. They're amazing. Get extra dipping sauce for the fries. The duck salad and the duck confit are both great, but get the mussels and the burger. And lots of beer. Can you tell that I love Monk's? Haha.
Also, get there early. It'll get packed fast. Come hungry.
It's probably the best place to drink beer and eat fries I've ever been.
Oh my god I'm hype. We're both dying to try the mussels so those will 100% be happening. I will report back in two weeks.
I really can’t believe I had a dream about the Popeyes chicken sandwich being back. It seemed so real.
I'm slowly becoming friends with the head butcher of the best butcher shop in our area, and now I'm having him and his gf over for dinner soon. I have to come up with something fantastic to make using his products. Maybe he'll want to work with me professionally in the future or maybe the food will be bad and I'll become a hermit.
Khachapuri (Georgian Feast Bread)
Wow I wanna make this.
I had a Georgian cheeseboat for the first time the other week. it was absolutely delicious but I needed to be put in a wheelbarrow and rolled home after, it was heavy.
what'ya going to make for them?
Clam chowder and something else... I have no idea though. I need to start brain storming. He said he loved the clam chowder I made when he saw it on instagram, so I want to make that for him as we had a whole conversation about it. For the meal, I'm not sure. It needs to blow his mind. I want to make him think at the end of the meal, "how can I sell this guy's food at my shop?"
Steak or pork chops will probably be the protein. Reverse seared to get the perfect temp and then some sort of crazy sides and a sauce (or two). Ideally, this will be the best his products have ever tasted. Lots of pressure and a high bar has been set, but why not reach as high as I can with this opportunity.
Nice! You should try to utilize one of his lesser known or hard to sell cuts of meat to really showcase your cooking chops (get it?!)
That's a great idea.
I essentially live off of Alex Delaney’s rent week recipes. this was so tasty and will absolutely get added into the rotation now, I was just missing the sesame seeds.
My grandma is adorable and got me a very very early bday present - a food processor! There are seriously so many things I can't do because I lack the kitchen tools so this is going to allow me to do so much, I'm stoked. If anybody wants to give me some ideas on what I can do with it please share. I was just watching a Bon Appétit Test Kitchen recipe last week that I wanted to do but I needed to be able to make a sofrito which I wasn't sure how I would pull off. This happens a lot where I feel shut out of recipes because I don't have the tools, so I am pretty happy about this. Now let's hope I get some good knives and a kitchen aid soon
Beef Wellington! That might be a bit extreme though I guess
If you're looking for a knife I have this company, Misen, and they're doing a kickstarter right now for their updated design. It's $45 for the chef's knife, but they have a utility, pairing, and serrated knife as well. I'm very happy with the quality and I've seen nothing but good reviews about them.
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