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    Best and Worst of Jan 2004?

    I'm going out of town tomorrow so am posting mine a little early!

    (I'm all excited because I started up my spreadsheet again. Last year I only kept it up until June - hopefully I'll do better this year!!)
    Close to 30 recipes made this month (and 21 brand new) - no wonder our food bill was sooo outta control
    But an excellent month for "Definite Repeaters"!! If only DH would see it this way...

    Wont Make Again
    (first time) Chicken Basmati CL 12/03 -time consuming and bland
    (first time) Asparagus with Mustard Soy Dressing CL 1/04 -raw yolk weird texture


    Might Make Again
    (first time) Hoisin chicken CL 01/04 -Butterball chicken THE BEST. Broccoli pieces too big. Needed more sauce.
    (first time) Pine Nut Caesar (recipe from friend) -use 1/3 directed amount of oil!!!!!
    (first time) White Chocolate Challah Pudding CL BB -even better cold!!!
    (first time) Sweet Potato, Corn & Kale Chowder WF Cookbook -yummy
    (first time) Beef Stew CL 01/04 -good but a little watery. Beef not tender even though Angus Simmer longer?
    (first time) Artichoke Nibbles CL BB -a little soft - serve with crackers or reduce liquid more
    (first time) Tamale Pie CL 1/04 -PDG
    (first time) "Pork" Meatballs with Allspice (and homemade spag sauce) CL 12/03 -Needed the changes I posted on CL BB. Use less allspice too.
    Bree's Lentil Soup CL BB -nourishing but not exciting
    Crawfish and Corn over Smoked Gouda Potatoes OLD CL -Needed the full amount of butter (too dry otherwise) Mashers need more texture than the store bought.
    (first time) Sweet Black Pepper Fish CL 01/04 -Expensive but soooo easy! Vietnamese. Good for guests.


    Definite Repeaters
    (first time) Smothered Chicken CL BB -so "comforting" so easy and only 5 WW points!!! I added (jarred) roasted garlic cloves, a dash of ff milk and some onion salt.
    (first time) "Chicken" (Turkey), Brie & Roasted Cherry Tomato Sandwiches OLD CL -Absolutely fantastic ! But 9 points!
    (first time) Spicy Orange Beef with Vegetables WW TOT -OUTSTANDING.
    (first time) Tortilla Soup CL BB -SOOOO Delicious and easy.
    (first time) Chocolate Decadence CL 12/03 -WOW. THE BEST!! Tough to get out of muffin pan though.
    Sweet n Sour Veggies Thai Cookbook -To die for
    Brie Kisses CL BB -The Perfect App
    (first time) Pear-Almond (Macadamia Nut) Upside-Down Cake CL 12/03 -10 out of 10
    Tilapia Veracruz CL 8/01 -DH "best fish EVER"
    Slow Cooker Thai Chicken CL BB -Will repeat over and over
    (first time) N-M Chocolate Chip Cookies CL BB -Best ever chocolate chip cookie - good undercooked. Good frozen!
    Creme Brulee French Toast CL BB -Best breakfast ever
    (first time) Cheesy Bread Pudding CL BB -Absolutely awesome
    Oreo Chunk Cookies CL BB -I overmixed and overbaked! important to keep the dough separate to the cookies. STIR BY HAND dont use the mixer.
    (first time) Aromatic Broth WF Cookbook - V. good for colds.
    (first time) Potato Gorgonzola Gratin CL 12/03 -Simply delicious!
    Kuvy

    "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
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    Sounds like you made a bunch of yummy recipes, Kuvy

    I'm making a couple more new recipes in the next couple days, so I'll post mine after that. I've already made 39 new recipes, and I'm shocked
    It makes a big difference when you keep track of everything. (BTW, I'm using my MC to keep track) That way, when I have a couple days where I don't feel like making anything new, (when I'm feeling lazy!) I just look at my list, and know I'm ahead of my goals, and make something easy or order take-out without guilt!
    Dianne

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    well this is a first for me! these are all new recipes that we tried:

    Losers:
    Hearty Wheat Bread CL J/F 04 (waste of flour and beer!)
    Shrimp in Green Sauce CL J/F 04 (too much parsley--very strong)

    Okay/May Repeat:
    Spicy Orange Beef WW TOT
    Overnight Oatmeal EW Winter 04
    Oat Bars CL BB
    Spicy Carrots with Pepperoncini CL BB

    Winners/Repeaters:
    Dean and DeLuca Pizza Dough CL BB (my new favorite recipe)
    Hoppin John CL J/F 04
    Pineapple/Coconut/Banana Cake CL J/F 04
    Prairie Fields Wheat & Soy Bread CL J/F 04 (favorite wheat bread ever)
    Berry Compote CL J/F 04 (have to have with the hoecakes!)
    Hoecakes Martha Stewart Feb. 04 (a breakfast staple now!)
    French Bread Baking with Julia Childs (my best French bread yet!)
    Granola with Blueberries CL J/F 04
    Easy Baked Fish Fillets CL website (made with salmon..yum!)
    Unfried Apple Pies CL J/F 04
    Quick Buttermilk Corn Bread CL J/F 04 (added Splenda!)
    Red Bell Pepper Frittata CL J/F 04
    Ham and Fontina Frittata modified from Rachael Ray "Get Togethers"
    Swiss Chard & Golden Raisins modified from Rachael Ray "Get Togethers"
    Banana, Pecan and Oatmeal Pancakes modified from Bon Appetite 2/04
    Pecan Bar Cookies CL J/F 04 (DH's favorite)
    Chicken Saute with Creamy Mushroom and Leek Sauce EW Winter 04
    Italian Meatloaf with Basil/Provolone CL website
    Cherry Almond Cake CL website/BB
    Lowfat Fudgy Brownies CL BB/Good Housekeepin (Fabulous!)
    Baked Barley with Shiitake Mushrooms/Caramlized Onions CL 3/03
    Butternut Squash Won Tons with Spicy Tomato Sauce CL BB (Fabulous!)
    Red Cabbage, Cranberry and Apple Slaw CL 12/03 (guests went nuts over this and we did too...pretty and so very tasty/refreshing!)

    That's all i can remember..i need to start writing these things down!!

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    I guess I may as well chime in, even though the month isn't quite over yet. I tried only four new things this month:

    Winners: will definitely make again
    Sloppy Joes - CL J/F 04
    Beef Stew - CL J/F 04
    Kung Pao Chicken - About.com

    Loser: won't make again
    Hoisin Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry - CL J/F 04

    Cheers,
    Phoebe

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    Cool

    Originally posted by Ohioan
    I guess I may as well chime in, even though the month isn't quite over yet. I tried only four new things this month:

    Winners: will definitely make again
    Sloppy Joes - CL J/F 04
    Beef Stew - CL J/F 04
    Kung Pao Chicken - About.com

    Loser: won't make again
    Hoisin Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry - CL J/F 04

    Cheers,
    Phoebe
    And nary a bean between them.

    It's getting so you can't believe in anyone anymore...

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    Originally posted by Gail


    And nary a bean between them.

    It's getting so you can't believe in anyone anymore...
    Hee hee hee hee hee!

    I assume I have now been challenged to find some new bean recipes. (Or should that read, "I have now bean challenged..."?) Let us see whether I can rise to the challenge in February.

    Beanevolently,
    Phoebe

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    Cool

    (sigh of relief.)

    My universe is back in balance.

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    Kuvy,
    Would you post (or direct me where to find) the recipe for Sweet 'n Sour Vegggies? Thank you!

    And Vicanddi, how do you use your MasterCook to keep track of what you've tried? I'm always interested in how others use the software!
    Thanks!

    Lynne


    To err is human, to forgive, canine.
    -- Anonymous

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    Great! Will Make Again
    Chocolate Truffle Mousse -- Chocolate and the Art of Lowfat Desserts, Alice Medrich
    Oven Baked Beef Stew Sandy/BB
    Fallen Chocolate Souffle Torte -- Chocolate and the Art of Low Fat Desserts, Alice Medrich
    Caramelized Onion and Garlic Tart -- Dinner Doctor.
    Magic Cookie Bars -- Eagle Brand Site
    Chicken Artichoke Curry Casserole --Dinner Doctor
    Mock Chicken Marbella -- Dinner Doctor. Excellent! Will definitely make again
    Caramelized Onion & Smoked Turkey Wraps Southern Living Christmas
    Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream -- Made up the recipe
    Five Flavor Poundcake -- Recipezaar
    Chicken Tetrazzini -- CL


    Good, But Probably Won't Make Again
    Oreo Truffles made with Lemon Sandwich Cookies -- Unique addition to a cookie tray
    Mexican Chocolate Streusel Cake -- Rick Bayless, One Plate at a Time
    Ultimate Poundcake -- Dinner Doctor. Tasted too cake mixey for me.


    Wasn't Crazy About
    Chewy Granola Bars -- BB. I'm in the minority on this one, but I just didn't like them that much.

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    Lynne, I made a 2004 cookbook, which I use for the sole purpose of keeping track of the new recipes I make. I use the month as the category, so I can see what I made in January, Februaury, etc. I don't plug in the recipe, just the title, the month, and in the notes if it was a keeper or not. This way, I know what I made and how much in each month. Then, if the recipe is a keeper, I add it to My Cookbook, which is reserved for my tried & trues only. So far, it seems to be working really well. HTH!
    Dianne

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    Anna, can you post the recipe for Caramelized Onion & Smoked Turkey Wraps or point me to where I can find it? It sounds yummy! Thanks!
    Dianne

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    Here are mine:

    Repeaters:

    Caribbean Chicken w/Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes - EW 04
    Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup - Barefoot Contessa
    Cajun Cool Cheeseburgers - CL 03
    Spicy and Crispy Snack Mix - CL Jan/Feb 04
    Texas Cranberry Jalapeno Bread - CL BB (Anna)
    Cream Cheese Italian Chicken - CL BB (Val)
    Cheese Garlic Biscuits - AR.com
    Lisa's Spicy Corn - CL BB (Kuvy)
    SW White Chicken Chili - CL BB (Susan)
    Thai Grilled Chicken w/Sweet & Spicy Garlic Sauce- CL BB (Kristal)
    Chicken Stuffed w/Goat Cheese and Garlic - CL 03
    Easy Crockpot Roast Beef - Southern Living
    Shrimp Po'Boys - CL 03
    Chewy Chocolate Cookies - CL 98
    Butternut Squash Soup w/Chorizo and Pepitas- Epicurious
    Beef Bourguignon - Dinner Doctor
    Turkey Tenderloins w/Pesto and Provolone - Epicurious
    Green Beans w/Warm Mustard Dressing - CL 03


    Not a Repeater: (Just didn't do anything for me)

    BBQ Beef Sandwich - CL Jan/Feb 04
    Rubbed Flank Steak w/Horseradish Sauce - CL 03
    Hot Ham and Cheese Rollups - Southern Living
    Broccoli, Rice and Cheese Casserole - CL RF
    Baked Parmesan Flounder- CL Jan/Feb 04
    Garlic and Sundried Tomato Hummus - CL Jan/Feb 04
    Pizza Sloppy Joes - CL Jan/Feb 04
    In a nutshell, I'm saying no to fishbread.
    - Wendy W - CLBB

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    Kuvy, I'm going to follow your excellent example and elaborate on what I did or didn't like about a recipe. I know it pales in comparison to others here, but 7 recipes in one month is above average for me!

    Definite Repeater
    Jerk Chicken (CL 10/03) - tasty, very easy, great weeknight recipe
    Coconut & Tangerine Salad (Everyday Food 9/03) - a little too time-intensive for weeknights, but a great and unusual side dish. I substituted asparagus for apples (and how many times can you say that?) and it worked out beautifully
    Broccoli with Black Bean Sauce (EW Winter 04) - easy, not as salty as other stir-fry recipes I've tried. Nice depth of flavor.

    May or May Not Make Again
    Banana Bran Muffins (EW Winter 04) - great taste, but a little dry
    Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese & Garlic (CL recipe finder) - good, but nothing outstanding
    Braised Pork with Tomatillo Salsa (EW Winter 04, probably not the accurate name of the recipe) - maybe it was the cut of pork I bought or the fact that I'm not used to eating pork, but it seemed pretty fatty to me.

    Not a Repeater
    Orange Cake (Gourmet 1/04) - good texture, but bland

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    Lynne - Sure thing! It's from my "Best and Easiest Meal of 2003" thread, which includes recipes for Slow Cooker Thai Chicken, these veggies and Orange-Scented Jasmine Rice (orange variation later in the thread).

    STIR-FRIED SWEET & SOUR VEGETABLES
    From a Women's Weekly magazine-style cookbook called "Easy Thai-Style Cookery"
    INGREDIENTS:
    2 cloves garlic
    2 sm fresh red chiles
    1 lb fresh asparagus
    2 long green cucumbers*
    1 TB oil
    4 oz snow peas
    10 oz broccoli florets
    1 green pepper, chopped
    2 TB fish sauce
    1.5 TBs white vinegar
    1 TB sugar
    METHOD:
    1. Cut garlic and chiles in to long, thin strips. Cut asaragus into 5cm (!) lengths, cut cucumbers in half lengthways, remove seeds, then slice thickly.
    2. Heat oil in wok, add garlic and chiles, stir-fry until lightly browned. Remove from wok and set aside, leaving oil in wok.
    3. Reheat wok, add veggies, stirfry until just tender.
    4. Combine sauce, vinegar and sugar, add to wok and stirfry one minute. Garnish dish with the garlic and chiles.

    *These are the coolest thing - who would have thought of stir-frying cucumber chunks?? Yet they make the dish. (That and the garlic & chili strips.)

    stefania4 - I did wonder about posting my personal notes from my spreadsheet - mainly because they're uncensored, quick comments for my own use and not very well written (and perhaps little too honest?!!?), so thanks for the compliment!!!! Yours were interesting to read so thanks for posting them.
    Kuvy

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    Originally posted by Vicanddi
    Lynne, I made a 2004 cookbook, which I use for the sole purpose of keeping track of the new recipes I make. I use the month as the category, so I can see what I made in January, Februaury, etc. I don't plug in the recipe, just the title, the month, and in the notes if it was a keeper or not. This way, I know what I made and how much in each month. Then, if the recipe is a keeper, I add it to My Cookbook, which is reserved for my tried & trues only. So far, it seems to be working really well. HTH!
    Thank you so much!I will try that - sounds better than what I've been doing in my PDA; I'd rather keep it all together in my MasterCook.
    Lynne


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    I might make a few more things before month's end, but I'll just add them to my February list.

    Excellent---the favorites
    Thai Grilled Chicken w Sweet & Spicy Garlic Sauce (Curry Book)
    Green Beans with Garlic Vinaigrette (CL, Sept 03)
    Curried Cauliflower (CL, Sept 03)
    Squash-Stuffed Cannelloni w Roasted Shallot Sauce & Hazelnuts (CL, Dec 03)
    Smoked Salmon Quesadillas (CL, Dec 98)
    Bourbon-Bacon Scallops (CL, Jan 97)
    Champagne Risotto with Scallops (CLBB, Kismet)
    Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread (CL, Sept 03)

    Very Good
    Buttermilk Chive Biscuits (CL, Dec 03)
    Garlic Broccoli (CL, ?)
    Baked Pasta w Sausage, Tomatoes and Cheese (CL, Nov 03)
    Warm Spiced Lentils (CL, Sept 03)
    Green Pea Curry with Fresh Paneer Cheese (Curry Book)
    Whole Roasted Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sage (MSL)
    Cilantro Pesto Pizza with Portobellos and Red Onion (CL, June 01)
    Cumin-Dusted Shrimp with Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens (MSL)
    Gingerbread Squares (CL, Dec 02)
    Baked Feta with Marinara (CL, Dec 02)
    Easy Lemon Squares (CL, Apr 99)
    Honey Ginger Chicken Bites (CL, March 03)
    Chocolate Chip Cookies Supreme (BB, Val)
    Pork Chops with Curried Chutney Sauce (Curry Book)
    Vegetarian Hot Pot (Eating Well)
    Double Chocolate Souffle with Vanilla Custard Sauce (CL, Nov 03)
    Ziti with Chard (CL, Sept 03)

    Good
    Corn and Scallop Chowder (CL, Dec 03)
    Baked Shrimp with Feta Cheese (CL, June 00)
    Rice Pilaf with Golden Onions, Cashews and Peas (Curry Book)
    Braised Kale with Bacon and Cider (CL, J/F 04)
    Curried Crab Spread (CL, Dec 03)
    Crispy Butternut Wontons with Spicy Tomato Sauce (CL, Nov 03)
    Black Bean and Fresh Cheese Enchiladas with Warm Tomatillo Salsa (Eating Well)
    Broccoli with Black Bean Garlic Sauce (Eating Well)
    Butternut Bisque with Cider Syrup (CL, Dec 99)

    Not my thing
    Creamy Caesar Salad with Spicy Croutons (CL, May 00) (I actually liked everything about the salad except the dressing. Too much of an anchovy taste for me. I would make it again and omit the anchovy paste. The croutons were great)
    Romaine Salad with Tangy Lemon Dijon Dressing (CL, Oct 97) (Way too much Dijon for me.)
    Apple-Glazed Carrots with Bacon (CL, Nov 97) (too much liquid)

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    Note #2 to Kuvy - I wasn't too impressed with Bree's Lentil Soup initially, either. I've found that adding some tomato paste and garlic helps immensely.

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    excellent
    Grilled Salmon with Ginger-Orange Mustard Glaze-CL Complete
    Spinach Gratin-BB-wallycat
    Moroccan Chicken and Lentila-BA-1/04
    Date-Oat Muffins-EW-winter/04
    Potato-Crusted Catfish with Warm Pinto Bean and Bacon Salsa-SL-1/04
    Buttermilk Dressing Coleslaw-SL-1/04
    Curried Lentil Soup-EW-winter/04
    Caribbean Chicken with Black Beans, Sweet Potato, and Lime-EW-winter/04
    Beef Stew-CL-J/F/04
    Quick Buttermilk Corn Bread-CL-J/F/04
    Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus-CL-J/F/04
    Spicy Pork au Jus-CL-Superfast Suppers
    Spicy Chicken and Arugula Sandwich-CL-J/F/04
    Spiced Turkey Cutlets-CL-J/F/04
    Grilled Spiced Pork with Orange-Lime Glaze and Sugar Snap Peas-BB-greysangel
    Mediterranean Vegetable Salad-Eat Drink and be Healthy
    Banana Sour Cream Pancakes-BB-lonetree1353
    Spiced Apple Cider Muffins-EW-winter/04
    Black Bean Chicken-CL-J/F/04
    Black Bean and Fresh Cheese Enchiladas with Warm Tortilla Salsa-EW-winter/04
    Jam-Filled Almond Muffins-EW-winter/04

    Good to Very Good
    Soy-Glazed Sweet Potatoes-EW-winter/04
    Thai Cabbage Slaw-Cl-11/03
    Almond-Orange Bread-BB-gertdog
    Salsa Cornbread-EW-winter/04
    Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix-CL-J/F/04
    Chipotle Slaw-BB-bobmark226
    Calypso Rice-BB-Lynn B
    Smoky Posole with Chipotle Chiles and Avocado-BB-Grace
    Creamy Mashed Potatoes-CL-J/F/04
    Breakfast in a Cup-BB-Dyanne-
    Winter Greens and Potato Casserole-CL-J/F/04
    Corn Chow-Chow-CK-J/F/04
    Unfried Apple Pies-J/F/04
    Braised Kale with Bacon and Cider-CL-J/F/04
    Pineapple-Coconut-Banana Upside-Down Cake-CL-J/F/04
    Chicken and Barley Stew-CL-J/F/04
    Spicy Carrots with Peperoncini-BB-tbb113
    Tamale Pie-CL-J/F/04
    Chinese Orzo Vegetable Salad-BB-pony
    Middle Eastern Ground Beef Burgers-BB-graysagnel
    Pork Chops with Country Gravy and Mashed Potatoes-CL-J/F/04
    Chewy Granola Bars-BB-sneezles
    Taco Meat-BB-Jeanne G

    just okay
    Braised Pork with Salsa-EW-winter/04
    Southwest Sausage and Rise-CL-12/03
    Simple Slaw-CL-J/F/04
    Orange-Spinach Salad-CL-Supperfast Suppers
    Spicy Steak Fries-CL-3/00
    Singapore Turkey Stew-Sunset-1/04
    Green Rice-CL-4/98

    nope-not for us
    Savory Soup Beans-CL-J/F/04
    Asian Chicken over Noodles-CL-J/F/04

  19. #19
    Originally posted by Vicanddi
    Anna, can you post the recipe for Caramelized Onion & Smoked Turkey Wraps or point me to where I can find it? It sounds yummy! Thanks!
    Sure! These are from the Southern Living Annual Christmas book. You can serve them as a main course or cut them into quarters and serve as an appetizer/potluck kind of thing.

    Turkey, Bacon & Caramelized Onion Wraps

    4 10 inch (burrito size) tortillas
    1 6.5 oz Alouette light cheese spread (or veg cr ch)
    caramelized onions (recipe below)
    1 pound smoked turkey
    8 slices cooked bacon, chopped
    1 bag European salad greens or spinach

    Spread cheese spread on tortilla leaving 1/2 inch border. Add caramelized onions, turkey, bacon and greens. Roll.

    Caramelized Onions

    2 cups chopped onions
    1 tablespoon oil
    1 tablespoon sugar
    2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
    fresh pepper to taste

    Heat olive oil. Add onions and sugar. Saute over med low to med until caramelized. This can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes, depending on how fast you cook your onions. Add vinegar and pepper. Makes about 1 cup.

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    Hi claire797 - any chance you could post the recipe for Caramelized Onion and Garlic Tart, when you have some time? I'm a huge fan of food with both garlic and onions and it sounds awesome! Thanks so much!

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    Originally posted by golden1225


    Thank you so much!I will try that - sounds better than what I've been doing in my PDA; I'd rather keep it all together in my MasterCook.
    Lynne, I hope it works for you! Let me know if you have any questions, or if I can help in any way
    Dianne

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    Thanks for the recipe, Anna. It looks great!
    Dianne

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    Originally posted by cama_cook
    Hi claire797 - any chance you could post the recipe for Caramelized Onion and Garlic Tart, when you have some time? I'm a huge fan of food with both garlic and onions and it sounds awesome! Thanks so much!
    Hi Cama!

    Here's the tart recipe. This one is from a book called The Dinner Doctor.

    Caramelized Onion and Garlic Tart

    1 8 oz package Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 packed cups thinly sliced onions
    5 cloves garlic, sliced or crushed in press
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 tablespoon fresh thyme (optional)
    2 large eggs
    1/2 cup heavy cream or whole milk
    1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

    1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375.

    2. Open the crescent roll dough package and separate dough into 8 triangles. Arrange the triangles in a 10 inch tart pan or pie pan with the long points toward the center so that the bottom and side of the pan are covered with dough. Press the edges of the dough triangles firmly together to seal them. Bake the crust until it is lightly browned and puffed. 8 minutes.

    3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring until the onions begin to brown and take on a deep color. 8 minutes. Add the sugar and thyme. Cook, stirring until the sugar dissolves, another minute or two. Remove the skillet from the heat.

    4. Remove the tart crust from the oven; leave the oven on. Press down on the crust with the back of a spoon to flatten it. Arrange the onions on the bottom of the tart, using a fork to spread them out so that they completely cover it. Crack the eggs into a small bowl. Add the milk and Parmesan cheese and whisk to combine. Pour the egg mixture over the onions.

    5. Bake the tart until the custard has set and the crust is a deep golden brown. 18-20 minutes. Remove the tart from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

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    January 2004!

    Excellent!!! - "Oh wow! I could eat this daily!"
    Artichokes Baked with Asiago Cheese - Claire's Italian Feast (leftovers great between crusty bread for a sandwich!)
    Red Bean Salad with Feta and Peppers - allrecipes.com (simple yet addicting)
    Rosemary-Olive Oil Bread - Real Simple Magazine
    Smokey Turkey Almond Mole - CL 10/02 (used chicken, this made a great nutty sauce!)
    Beany Pita Pizza - Ontario White Bean Producers (reminds me of some dorm-room college solution... messy, cheap & strangely comforting)

    Good! - "I will be sure to try this one again!"
    Greek Steak Pitas with Dill Sauce - CL 9/03 (loved the dill sauce)
    Shallot-Soy Sauce with Chicken and Vegetables - Shape Magazine's Healthy Meals in 20 Minutes (the cilantro is essential... otherwise it would taste flat)
    Marinated Olives - Claire's Italian Feast
    Meatless Italian Sausages Roasted with Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes and Peas - Claire's Italian Feast (would be great with something other than fennel)
    Shrimp and Portobello Flatbread - me
    Vegan Bacon - BB Kristalsnow (fun!)

    Allright. - "I won't bother making again."
    Fiesta Corn Bake - back of Del Monte Fiesta Corn Can (it is what it is)
    Roasted-Chicken Noodle Soup - CL Soups & Stews Special Issue (this WAS good, but i have decided that i am just not into creamy chicken noodle. it does not thrill my tastebuds)
    Dal with Spiced Tomatoes & Potatoes - WWTOT (involved too much doctoring. would like to try new dal recipes instead)

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    Re: January 2004!

    Originally posted by sunberst

    Shrimp and Portobello Flatbread - me
    this sounds delicious, beth! Recipe please?

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    Re: Re: January 2004!

    Originally posted by kristalsnow7


    this sounds delicious, beth! Recipe please?
    this is just something i threw together one night & it was yummy. similar to the flatbread at mity nice grill in water tower place. kabul tastes awesome when it is toasted in the oven like this. thin & crispy.

    Shrimp & Portobello Flatbread

    1 loaf kabul (long thin rectangular flatbread)
    1/2 tablespoon olive oil
    14 1/2 oz. can petite diced tomatoes-- mostly drained
    1/2 tablespoon penzey's pizza seasoning
    1/4 tablespoon oregano-- dried
    1/2 lb. shrimp-- cooked, peeled & sliced in half lengthwise
    2 medium portobello caps-- sliced
    1 medium red bell pepper- sliced
    3/4 cup mozzarella cheese-- shredded
    1/4 cup feta cheese- crumbled
    a sprinkle of parmesan cheese- grated

    preheat oven to 450.

    brush olive oil on kabul bread using a pastry brush. top with drained tomatoes & sprinkle with pizza seasoning & oregano.

    next distribute the shrimp, shroom & pepper evenly across the top of the bread.

    top with both cheeses & bake directly on the oven rack (or pizza stone) for 8-12 minutes, or until bread is crisp & cheese is melted.

    sprinkle parmesan on top after pizza is done, or before if you like.

    note: you may not use the whole can of petite tomatoes or the full amount of mozz. i probably used a little less of each.

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    Wow, that looks fantastic, Beth. Thanks! (Oh, and I love those flatbreads at Mity Nice Grill, too. )

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    I apologize to those that posted recipes here and I didn't give you credit. I'm going to start keeping track of that!

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    Re: January 2004!

    Originally posted by sunberst
    [B]Excellent!!! - "Oh wow! I could eat this daily!"
    [Beany Pita Pizza - Ontario White Bean Producers (reminds me of some dorm-room college solution... messy, cheap & strangely comforting)
    With a description like that, I'm dying to try it. Can you easily post the recipe or a link? TIA!

    --Kristin
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