Treacle Thursday

  • notyourmomma 1 year ago
    Treacle is any uncrystallized syrup made during the refining of sugar.[1][2] Treacle is used both in cooking as a sweetener and as a condiment.
    The most common forms of treacle are the pale syrup known as golden syrup and the darker syrup usually referred to as dark or black treacle. Dark treacle has a distinctively strong, slightly bitter flavor, and a richer color than golden syrup,[3] yet not as dark as molasses. Golden syrup is the main sweetener in treacle tart.

    Not planning to cook with treacle today, but the humidity outside makes me instantly sticky from the heavy oppressive heat. Our thunderstorms do clear the air for a bit but otherwise I'm all in for AC.

    Watermelon and peaches with yogurt for breakfast, green tea. Have one load of laundry, one more swiffer of the floors. Dinner to be determined.

    Hugs Janet, take a deep breath, News like that needs time to be digested, All the best.
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Good Morning Everyone!
    I've been having a devil of a time uploading pictures up on to GR the past week or so and wonder upon wonders today it seems to be working!. Hurray!
    We had a really nice lunch with my girlfriend yesterday at the Lone Star. Mom had her favourite fajitas, my friend had a shrimp salad thing and I had a Taco salad in the big crunchy tortilla bowl. Delish! Got all my errands run so my fridge is now full again. I ended up making Shake n' Bake Chicken and Potatoes for dinner last night.
    Hope your head is all better now today Tina. Are you going to go see Angie? Cool on the Gem mining. And very cool on the Banh Mi treatment idea on those Pork cutlets. Yum. I've always liked the word treacle. To be honest I think I always just thought it was another word for molasses. Yum on your breakfast this morning.
    I didn't get a chance to get the propane tanks filled Joce. It's a pain as they are cumbersome and I hate riding around with them especially in a hot car all over town. I'll try get over to Costco on the weekend to do it. You gave me a major craving for devilled eggs when you mentioned them yesterday. Did you make strawberry shortcake too? I'd have some of that as well. :)
    Yum on your Pot Roast last night Laura. I shall check out your pictures in just a bit.
    Thanks everyone for their well wishes on Mom. It's going to be a rough road ahead. Nothing to do about it but forge ahead.
    Not sure what I'm going to do for dinner this evening.
    Have a great day everybody!
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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago said:
    No Angie today, she is booked solid. I think the nails will make it til next week.
    I wondered what you had at Lonestar. I liked their menu. I'd have a hard time choosing something, it all sounded good, even the poutine!

    Still haven't decided dinner.
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    Tina, stay cool:) Fresh fruit is the best when it's hot & humid..we eat a lot of fruit, especially during the summer.

    Janet, glad you are able to upload your pics now! Sounds like you all had a very nice lunch indeed..nothing lke taco salad in a big crunchy tortilla bowl:) I wonder how we could do this at home?
    Positive healing thoughts and prayers going your Mom's way...and your way as well..<HUGS>
    Things have been pretty busy here lately, lots of calls, been bidding some good jobs. I'm mowing today since it's going to be over 100F tomorrow.
    I'm thinking Risotto for sure fro dinner, just need to think of something to go with it! I was thinking grilled chicken but we still haven't had our propane bottle filled:( Maybe today.
    Hope everyone has a most wonderful day!
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    Tina, Thanks for the info on treacle. LOL I always thought it was an English or British dessert! Keep cool today and savour your last day at home alone:)

    Janet, I am so sorry to hear the news about your Mom. Just think positive and try to be very strong. Yes that is the idea you just have to forge ahead:) Big Hugs))) I wonder why you weren't able to upload pics? I am glad it is now fixed anyway. Your lunch sounded excellent to me. Yes we ended up having little strawberry shortcakes in those little tiny cakes you can buy topped with strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream.

    Marie, Don't overdo it in that heat! I found a few links and ideas as to how to make taco bowls at home.
    http://whatscookingamerica.net/KarenCalanchini/TexMexTacoBowls.htm
    http://www.food.com/recipe/how-to-make-baked-taco-salad-shell-bowls-54417
    http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2010/04/homemade-taco-tortilla-bowls.html
    I hope this helps:)

    I am going to make up a batch of crepes today so I have some on hand for Crepes Stuffed, Ham, Swiss Cheese Asparagus and other savory stuffed crepes. Then I will stuff them with something I have on hand for dinner. I have to go and get some milk and bread and stuff at some point today. I also should make an appointment to get my shaggy hair cut soon as it is driving me crazy!

    Hoping everyone has a good day!
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  • otterpond 1 year ago said:
    Joce those crepes sounds so good. I should make up a batch of crepes and freeze them. They are so useful for make extra special yummies out of what needs using in the refrigerator. Marie we are on the same wave length today with chicken. I took some legs out of the freezer last night now I just need to decide what I'm going to do with them. I suspect it will be a simple season and bake. What's not to like.
    Just got Dad back from his eye appointment. Haven't completely focused on what's next. I decided on doing low-lights on the grey hair. I have let it grow almost completely out and found that I did like having some brown still in the hair. Serendipitously last Friday I met a hair stylist specializing in color (so says her business card) while at Cricketers. I made an appointment with Tammy tomorrow for the process. That means maybe I should go do the regular grocery run today instead of tomorrow. That's what I should do... now will I actually do it???
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  • otterpond 1 year ago said:
    Hmm going through my recipes I found this favorite. Haven't made chicken this way in a bit so I believe it will be dinner tonight. Garlic Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    Hi Joce! Thanks so much for the links! I have always wanted to make a taco salad with a tortilla bowl here at home:) LOL on your shaggy hair..I have been cutting my own, and believe it or not, doesn't look half bad (I keep thinking about making an appt but never seem to get around to it)..I keep it short, so pretty easy to cut. Thank goodness I was a cosmetologist in my younger years..I still cut Rick's, my Mom & Dad & sisters hair as well...
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Loved the Natchez video Laura. I'd never heard of that place before. Read up a little on it on Wikipedia. Hound Dog Taylor was born in Natchez. I'd never heard of him before either. One new thing just leads to another! :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX9UG8rqRRQ
    Fun fun on the Hair specialist appointment tomorrow. Have fun! Your Garlic roasted chicken leg recipe looks very yummy.
    Hi Marie. Thanks. That's great you guys have been so busy. Good luck with the mowing. I think I've only ever tried to make risotto once or twice. That's cool you can cut hair. No way I'd be brave enough to ever do that. I'm sure I've told the story before but when Benj was young he used to wear his hair super, super short and we bought a home razor thing. And so I have him up on a chair with a towel around his neck and I start in on the top of his head with the razor and after seeing an inch of bald spot that I've just created on his head I realize I forgot to put the #2 (or whatever it was we were using) guard on the blades so I basically caused this big bald spot on the top of his head. I coloured it in with my eye liner pencil for a week or so until the hair grew back . ROFL.
    Thanks Joce. The links to the taco bowls are neat but they don't look like the ones you get in restaurants. The one's in restaurants seem to always be fried and also perhaps two layered? They must have a special pc. of equipment that does them. I love it when you make crepes and it always inspires me to try make up some myself but then I feel lazy. LOL. :)
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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago said:
    I saw a crepe with brie, ham and spinach on Pinterest. It looked divine. I need to make crepes, they freeze well and are so handy. Oh, crepes Suzette are a happy happy dessert. See, I get my Grand Marnier in my dessert. Joce is there sugar in your batter for desserts or do you use one batter for savory or sweet preparations?

    Janet, ROFL on the buzz cut shearing on Benj. I did that to Tyler too many times. I loved rubbing his head as it grew out. Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.......I can't remember the rest.

    Marie, congrats on the business upswing. Stay hydrated dear. Love risotto, especially mushroom risotto. hmmmmm, do I have any arborio in the house.

    Laura, Yeah on the lowlights, you'll be happy. I'm happy with my darker color and my shaggy cut is actually cute. I love garlic roasted anything.

    ****Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy was not Fuzzy, Was he?

    Making BLT for lunch. Still haven't figured out supper.
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Oh yum on the BLT Tina. I've got to try remember that since the new tomatoes are coming out now. And there is nothing finer than a good BLT. LOL @ Fuzzy Wuzzy.
    Is anyone still watching Masterchef? I DVR'd it last night but it's a rerun of the Surf Taco show. Boo.
    I have a friend on a Bean Salad kick. If anyone has a good recipe to make one please let me know so I can pass it on to her.
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    Good decision on you hair Laura. I let mine grow out every once in awhile to see what is underneath. Then I get tired of it and go back to some streaks for some highlighting rather than it looking dull to me anyway.
    LOL Janet, I keep telling Den I am going to buy one of those clipper things and I bet I would do the same thing:)
    Tina, The recipe for the crepes is in the post Crepes Stuffed, Ham, Swiss Cheese Asparagus I don't make sweet crepes very often and I usually use this all purpose batter most of the time for both. Crepes Suzette are one of my fav's but I think I would leave that to when I have them in a restaurant. It is so cool to have it done at your table. LOL Fuzzy Wuzzy:) This morning I in bed I was trying to remember the words to "The Teddy Bear's Picnic" for some reason? All I could remember was the first line.
    "If you go out in the woods today you are in for a big surprise". I had to go and look them up b/c it was bugging me. LOL now I can't get that song out of my head:)
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Sounds like there is kind of a nursery rhyme bear theme going on? LOL!
    Decided on Pork Larb for dinner.
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  • Good4U 1 year ago said:
    Darn! I was watching the Finale of The American Baking Competition and we are having a thunderstorm and the power flickered and it shut off my computer!
    Now I will have to watch it all over again to find out who won!
    Tina, I don't know if you saw it or not but here is one of the links to see it and to find out who won. If you didn't see it yet? I still like Francine. I hope she won:)
    http://www.globaltv.com/video/season+finale/video.html?v=2396296568#theamericanbakingcompetition/video/full+episodes
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago said:
    I'm back:)
    Decided in chicken & noodles instead..I can make risotto anytime:)

    Janet, that is too funny about using a razor to cut Benjamin's hair..I had the same thing happen cutting Rick's hair, so I only use scissors now! Remember hair will always grow back:) LOL

    Tina, I have made risotto using regular long grain rice before, works pretty good:) Arborio is the best though:) So creamy & delish:)

    Joce, oh no! Don't you hate when that happens!!

    Laura, I'll bet your hair will look just beautiful! Great idea:)
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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago said:
    Our power went out too. We are in the midst of a torrential downpour. It is pounding the roof. I am so glad we had the roof replaced. Joce, when I worked at Rollande et Pierre, they did the desserts tableside. I learned to flambe the crepes Suzette there. Mom always wanted them for her birthday dinner. As salad prep, I made the crepes daily. We used a savory batter for both the chicken almondine filling and for the suzettes.

    Janet, I want Pork Larb now! Guy Fieri tried Larb at a Thai place he visited in Hawaii and he raved about it. The chef had a very involved sauce with palm sugar, lime, chili paste, It looked awesome. The BLT was yummy, the tomatoes were perfect.

    I have two bags of baby spinach that are too old for a salad. I think I'll saute it with garlic and lemon and toss it with some quinoa and heat up the leftover mild Italian sausage for dinner.

    Have a thick round steak defrosting for the traveler's meal tomorrow.

    Uh, have the oddest feeling in my chest, feels like my heart did a flip flop. No pain, just rising butterfly dead center. weird.
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  • laurieg 1 year ago said:
    Hey all
    Janet sorry to hear about your mom.
    98 degrees here today. Took the girls and they each brought a friend to Good Harbor Beach. Nice beach about 35 minutes away water was very clean and I saw some very big fish. I think someone said they wer bass. Parking was $20 but its $25 on weekends. Packed lunches and snacks and took them to Richardsons for ice cream on the way home. So all in all we were out from 9 am til 4:30 and I spent $45 to keep four teenagers entertained. It's a win! Didn't cook dinner. Last night we had bisquik chicken and I'm thinking leftovers or sandwiches. I'm still waiting for my turn in the shower. Isn't that the best feeling? Taking a nice shower after being at the beach all day.
    I have a ton of tomatoes and they are all still green. One of my tomato plants is almost as tall as me and although it has a ton of flowers has yet to show any signs of producing tomatoes! I have a yellow squash that is just about ready. And I've gotten two zucchini.
    I think I'm going to have yogurt dip and veggies for dinner lol
    Rachel just texted me I'm up for the shower... Later!
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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago said:
    Janet, I love this lady's recipes....just like my Grandma Robert's. Here is her bean salad which is nearly identical to what I do. http://thesouthernladycooks.com/2012/04/01/three-bean-salad/ I want to make her pea salad and her ham salad. Both sound so good.

    And here is a basic pulled pork recipe that you might like. http://www.food.com/recipe/beginners-pulled-pork-450671 I have this cook book and it is very good.
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    It was you I'm pretty sure Tina, who got me hooked on Pork Larb and both Jim and Mom really like it too. So flavourful and such a nice summer meal. Thank you so much for the link to the bean salad. My girlfriend will be tickled. Thanks also for the pulled pork link. Shall go check it out right now.
    Thanks Laurie. Fun on seeing the big fish. Ouch on the parking but overall you sure did do a good day trip for a reasonable amount of money. Sure sounds like your garden is doing well.
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Tina...I'm likin' the sound of that pulled pork recipe! Thank you!!!!
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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago said:
    Chef Opel is a Bangkok native and is cooking up classic Thai favorites as well as creating some new ones. Guy could not keep his hands off of the glazed garlic chicken wings topped with fried basil. The larb with pork and veggies in a lettuce wrap and the pad thai noodles also impressed Guy.
    Specialty Dishes: Glazed Garlic Chicken Wings, Larb with Pork, Pad Thai

    Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/local/hi-haleiwa/opal-thai-food-restaurant/index.html#/38.736171/-97.222306/4/?oc=linkback
    If you get to see this episode Janet, listen to his description of the pork larb. No recipe listed on web site, but his demo is pretty neat, especially when you LAYER the flavor at the end.

    Laurie, I think you did great on entertaining the teens and frugally too.
    Marie, Liv would love a big bowl of chicken and noodles, like Cracker Barrel or Bob Evan's recipe. SHE loves their chicken and noodles. What is you recipe like?

    I'm watching Project Runway tonight, Frankieanne and I love to discuss the clothes. My mom was such a good seamstress and could knock off a look in a minute. I remember her making me some spectacular dresses that made me feel fabulous. I'd show her the dress in a magazine and she would make it for me. She had many hidden talents.

    Laura, Liv found some rubies and sapphires! The expensive part is getting them cut and polished. Too much money on a small stone. We did make a ring for my mom that my sister has now.
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    You're killing me over here with those Thai food descriptions Tina. I'll watch for that Episode. I don't watch Guy Fieri a lot as he really does a lot of fast really unhealthy excessive food restaurants. I know it tastes good but still. I've never heard of chicken noodles. Very cool on the rubies and sapphires.
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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago said:
    http://www.food.com/recipe/bob-evans-chicken-noodles-copycat-135323
    This is the one Olivia likes so much.
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  • chuckieb 1 year ago said:
    Ohhhhhh....so it's Chicken Noodle soup? Love Chicken Noodle Soup. Could use a bowl right this very instant actually. :)
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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago said:
    Not Chicken Noodle soup, more like a casserole/stew thickness. The noodles expand in the broth, puffy like a dumpling. It is creamy but I don't want to make with cans of creamed soup, too much sodium. I don't think I've found the right recipe yet.
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