The staples of your kitchen

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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby NutMeg on Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:10 pm

Prettygrimm wrote:
NutMeg wrote:Chicken Adobo
1 pack of drumstickes- about 10
1 cup soy sauce (I prefer the kind made in the Philippines, I think it's Silver Swan)
1 cup plain vinegar
1 cup water
1 onion- cut into stripes
Bring to a boil, lower to medium. Cook until chicken is starting to fall off the bone.
Serve with white rice and snow peas, or veggie you like. (use the sauce on the rice mmmm)


my families version is similar. every phillappino has a different method. think garlic, peppercorns and bay leaves. mmmmmmm....
for extra texture; after the chicken is done in the pot put it in the broiler for three minutes on each side. it's AMAZING!!!!!!!

I'm gonna try the broiler! Sounds tasty.
I will also add you can use any meat, not just chicken.
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby NutMeg on Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:19 pm

If you have a slow cooker, or crock pot try these easy ones,

1 bottle of your fav BBQ sauce
4 to 5 frozen chicken breasts.(The kind you buy in a bag)
Cook on low for 4 hours, or until chicken shreds easily.
Serve on your fav bread, or buns

1 hunk of beef... the cheapest cuts work best in slow cookers (Rump Roast!)
1 packet on lipton onion soup mix, 2 cups of water
veggies and mushrooms added the last hour, what ever you like. I only add mushrooms.
Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours.
Serve over mashed potatoes.
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby Prettygrimm on Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:22 pm

NutMeg wrote:
Prettygrimm wrote:
NutMeg wrote:Chicken Adobo
1 pack of drumstickes- about 10
1 cup soy sauce (I prefer the kind made in the Philippines, I think it's Silver Swan)
1 cup plain vinegar
1 cup water
1 onion- cut into stripes
Bring to a boil, lower to medium. Cook until chicken is starting to fall off the bone.
Serve with white rice and snow peas, or veggie you like. (use the sauce on the rice mmmm)


my families version is similar. every phillappino has a different method. think garlic, peppercorns and bay leaves. mmmmmmm....
for extra texture; after the chicken is done in the pot put it in the broiler for three minutes on each side. it's AMAZING!!!!!!!

I'm gonna try the broiler! Sounds tasty.
I will also add you can use any meat, not just chicken.

oh hell yes! it's really great with pork.
my Grandma told me that the reason that they do the adobo style of cooking in the philippines is because back in the day they didn't have a lot of access to ice boxes (her words.) the vinegar acts as a preservative so it can be kept at room temp for a couple of days. adobo just gets better after you let it sit too. although it rarely lasts more than 24 hours in my house.

those crock pot dishes sound gooooooood. i'm gonna try them this week. :)
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby NutMeg on Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:47 am

Let me know how they turn out. I love coming home from work to a home cooked meal.
I never make enough adobo. My kids tear it up! I will have to make extra to try the left overs.
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby kitty kibuty on Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:41 pm

mmmm....adobo...
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby Max on Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:15 am

I've got lots of food, however, the stuff that's always, always there would be dried beans of various types, rice, pastas, Tea, oil, spices, flour, and water. Frequently, I've got frozen veg and some tofu. Often, I've got soda, milk, juice and coffee. Usually, I've got prepackaged foods, and various meats. More often than not I've got leafy greens, and potatoes. Etc, etc- but the stuff that's always there would be dried beans, brown rice, some sort of pasta, tea leaves, vegetable oil, my spice rack, a few ounces of flour and water on Tap.
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby BellezzaImpavida on Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:18 am

My roommate also told me the other day about chicken wings that had been cooked in Coke with a little veggie oil. I guess it cooked down into an awesome sauce-ish thing. Apparently it wrocked.
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby frankentooth on Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:33 pm

    whole wheat pastas
    olives
    chicken breasts
    carrot sticks (good for dog treats also!)
    yogurt
    cookies
    pop corn
    and for the fella chilli and burgers

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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby Prettygrimm on Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:16 am

^^^^^^
my doggy loooooooooves carrots. i can't even say the word without him going apeshit.
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby NesNes on Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:50 am

what's always always always there:

Rice
Pasta
Tomatoes (fresh and canned)

I could eat pasta and tomatoes every day and never get tired of it.
but most of the time I have also lots of vegetables and fruit at home.
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby basilica on Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:00 am

I could eat pasta and tomatoes every day and never get tired of it.


THIS.

Holyshit I love tomatoes. But what I usually have in my house is:

a head of lettuce (salads)
tortillas
french bread
buttloads of cheese
granola
yogurt
easy mac, hamburger helper and more cheap easy crap.

I think I've been basically buying the same things every time I go to the store since I moved out. No variety at all D:
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Re: The staples of your kitchen

Postby mizzspazz on Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:36 pm

Soy milk
butter
bread
eggs
Cinnamon
coffee
bananas
apples
oatmeal


I eat granola with soy and mashed up bananas every day.. sometimes twice a day, haha. and I make the girls french toast nearly every morning.
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