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Damn Ham and Tater Chowder

Brian Gerard : 02/16/2018 : FoodThings

Ham and Potatoes…with some other fun addins. Serves 6.

Things You’re Gonna Need:

1 lb of golden yellow potatoes, diced
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 carrots, coaresly shredded
1-2 cups of cooked ham, diced into cubes (ham steaks work well here too.)
28 oz of chicken broth
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 can of evaporated milk
1/2 tsp thyme
1 cup of brocolli florets (or 1 cup of croutons)
1/4 cup of shredded cheddar
Salt
Pepper

Damn Ham and Tater Chowder

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Meaty, Beaty, Browned, and Chunky Pasta Sauce

Brian Gerard : 02/12/2018 : FoodThings

No wimpy, soupy sauce here. Lots of chunks! Serves many.

Things You’re Gonna Need:

Some Olive Oil
1 stick of butter
1 large, yellow onion, chopped
3 tsps of sugar
1 tbsp cooking sherry
1 lb of ground beef (I prefer 80/20 for fat content.)
1 lb of ground sausage, mild
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 28 oz can of pureed tomatoes
2 8 oz cans of tomato sauce
2 8 oz cans of tomato paste
2-4  2.25 cans of sliced black olives
1 tbsp of dried basil
1 tbsp of dried oregano
2 tsps of smoked salt
Salt
Pepper

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Eggy and Bacony Naan Za

Brian Gerard : 09/21/2017 : FoodThings

Egg on a Pizza? Pizza on a Naan? Stop asking so many silly questions. The answer is YES. Serves 1 per Naan.

Things You’re Gonna Need:

4 pieces of bacon (per za)… which you will bake prior. (Not fry. Bake. It’s better that way. Pop them in the oven at 350° until they are nice and right. There’s a reason why bacon is spelled with the word “Bake” in it…kind of. Anyway, trust me.)
Fresh Baby Spinach (stolen right from the Mama Spinach when she ain’t looking)
1 cup of shredded mozzarella
A package of 8 oz Naan breads
One egg per Naan Za you are going to make
Some Olive Oil

Bacon and Egg Naan Za

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Slightly Sweet Onion Soup with Fontina Cheese Toast

Brian Gerard : 12/12/2017 : FoodThings

Onion Soup that is Not French Onion Soup. 99.9% French Free!

Serves many. Takes forever.

Things You’re Gonna Need:

3 lbs of yellow onions
1 clove of garlic
1/4 cup of Olive Oil
1 cup of white wine
1 cup of cooking sherry
Some sprigs of thyme
6 cups of stock/broth (chicken, beef, moose, veggie…whatever ya got)
1 TBSP. of lemon juice
1 baguette of some yummy, crusty bread
2 oz of Fontina Cheese – shredded
1/4 of parmasean
Eggs – 1 per person
Some parsley.

Onion Soup

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Salmon and Fresh Veggies in Packets

Brian Gerard : 07/26/2017 : FoodThings

Serves 2 but just add more packets and more fish if you want to be all neighborly or feed your starving kids.

Things You’re Gonna Need:

2 4oz pieces of salmon, preferably without the skin, unless you are one of those crazy people who like to eat the skin (Flesh Eating Freak!)
1 Tbsp of olive oil
Lots of veggies: Slice up what you got. Pretty much anything works here. I used shredded carrots, chopped red pepper, mushrooms, green beans, and 2-3 cloves of chopped garlic. Any veggies like the beans and carrots that are a bit rigid, give them a quick 2 minute boil.
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Salmon Packets

Whatcha Gotta Do:

  1. Heat your oven up to 350°
  2. Grab your parchment paper and tear off two 14″ square pieces. Fold them in half.
  3. On one side of the crease, add a healthy plop of those veggies.
  4. Put a piece of salmon on top. Salt and pepper as you see fit. Pour some of the olive oil over each pile of packet filling.
  5. Fold the other half of the parchment over the pile and start rolling the open sides to toward the fillings. It should look like a Hostess Fruit-Pie.
  6. Put the packets on a baking tray in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.
  7. When done, put each packet on a plate. Cut an “X” in the top (Watch out! Hot steamy danger!)
  8. Feel free to top with anything fun if you want like dijon mustard or preserves…or nothing at all. Topless is always good.

Eat it.

 

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