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Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:55 am

A lot of great recipes have been submitted and I am definatly going to try them all! However for a quick meal that can't be beat it has to be the tried and true Chili Dog! The great thing is you can take this dish (hehe) from simplicity to gourmet with a minimum amount of effort. Heres how we do it:

Hot dogs...We broil them so they are slightly blackened on the skin. Buy your favorite brand. I honestly dont care :)

The Chili....I prefer Bush's Chili with Beans. The beauty of chili is there are a thousand varieties and in fact most americans have their own recipe! Its all good! Simply pour chili over your dogs (on buns or not) My wife makes a great texas chili as well.

Thats your basic recipe for the 10 minute meal.

Want to make it special?

add these toppings:

grated cheese (we like cheddar)
diced onions
Fritos corn chips (I prefer the chili cheese variety) The crunchiness adds a great dimension to the overall experience! My wife turned me on to it and now I gotta have it!!

Gourmet edition:

mushrooms (sauteed or raw..your choice)
Bell Peppers
any cheese other then cheddar
Garlic (try it)
Hot Sauce (pick your fire...err...flavor...)

The great thing is whatever you add you can't go wrong!

Ok not a "gourmet" item BUT......Damn it's good!

And whatever you do DONT open that bottle of wine....Ya gotta have an ice cold beer!

Bon Appetite! :D

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Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:06 am

I'd like to share my Mango Float recipe for other members to try out. This is really easy and it's one of the refrigerator cakes that does not require some oven baking.

Nutty Mango Float

2 ripe mangoes, chopped
1 cup condensed milk of your choice
1 cup all purpose cream of your choice
1 pack of crushed Chocolate or Honey Graham crackers
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup toasted almonds (or any nuts of your choice)

1. Mix the condensed milk and all-purpose cream in a bowl throroughly until well-blended.
2. Drop a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract on the cream mixture and mix well.
3. In a baking glass pan, put crushed Graham crackers on the bottom of the pan and flatten the crushed particles.
4. Put the cream mixture as a second layer for the Graham crackers
5. Sprinkle some toasted almonds and chopped mangoes on top of the cream mixture.
6. Repeat the process of layering the pan with #3, #4 and #5 until it reached the top layer.
7. Refrigerate the float for 4-6 hours.
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:12 pm

Hi folks, I thought I would briefly resurrect this thread (it was that long ago :blink :) for any students or budding cooks out there that would like to try a few fairly simple dishes. I collected the recipes I have been making or intend to make over the past few years into one document this week (attached). Formatting may be a bit off now I have switched to Open Office.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:30 am

They appear quite yummy! :)

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Re: The Recipe Thread

Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:24 pm

Hobbes wrote:Hi folks, I thought as we have people from around the world here it might be a good chance to share simple food recipes (yeah I know a bit odd but what the hell).

I wish I had known this at 20 :-

Hobbes Chicken.

Roll some good chicken legs (free range/corn fed) in flour with some salt and pepper.
Fry for a few minutes on each side with some butter and vegetable oil, adding some mushrooms,
bacon pieces (lardons), a little crushed garlic and onion.
Add a pint or so of water (beer or wine also if you feel like it).
Put on a lid and simmer for 40 minutes turning the chicken occasionally.
After 35 minutes boil some peas and onions.
Then chuck them in the chicken pan for a few minutes and serve (fresh crusty bread goes well).

This must be the wierdest post I have ever made. I would love to see some simple recipes from around the world - I will certainly try them!

Here is an random picture of the American Civil War to give the thread some validity :-



The wierdest thing is that you are not using any stock. And why boil the peas and onions separately? In fact the thing you would have most liked to know in your 20s was how to deglaze a pan. You get a nice sauce and less washing up.
P.S. roast the chicken to get a nice crispy skin and just add the rest underneath it when done you moron.

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Re: The Recipe Thread

Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:09 am

Stop disagreeing with your former self! :laugh:

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