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The Old Guy … Armchair Dinner #2 …

The Armchair Dinner tonight is a Homemade, carefully crafted, Meatloaf with Petite Red Potatoes and Home Canned Brown Stick Beans.
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Into the ground beef I mixed Seasoned Tomato Sauce, Red, Green, Yellow, and Orange diced Bell Peppers. In addition, I added diced fresh Onion, Bread Crumbs and two eggs.

The Brown Stick Beans … were cooked very slowly with a large nice Ham Bone and Petite Red Potatoes. When plated, fresh diced Sweet Onion was spread over the Green Beans and Potatoes. All in all a pretty good Armchair Dinner.


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The Old Guy … Armchair Dinner …

Armchair Dinners I have when there are plenty of leftovers and I just don’t feel like cooking. For this dinner, I had Petite Red Potatoes that had been slowly boiled with a whole Sweet Onion. They were quartered, salt & peppered and then roasted in a small toaster oven. The potatoes were buttered when plated. The Onion was added to the roasting pan as a garnish for the crockpot cooked Pork Tenderloin. The Pork was cooked in luxurious brown gravy for eight hours.

The frozen green peas were put in a small skillet with butter. When the butter got up to temperature, I added the leftover rice and worked the mixture until the peas were done but not overdone. All in all, a very good dinner for relaxing, fending off the cats and watching the tube from the comfort of my favorite chair.


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The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … Noodles & Shrimp …

Dinner Is Served

Simple menu with Rice Noodles cooked in boiling Onion soup. Don’t over cook the delicate noodles or they will become soft and fall apart. A little under cooked works well because the noodles will continue to cook in the serving bowl while the rest of the dish is being put together..

I used Jumbo Raw Shrimp instead of precooked Shrimp because I wanted to carefully cook the delectable morsels. Overcooked seafood is not good. The Shrimp were thawed in cold water, carefully pealed and then cooked in a combination of fresh minced Garlic and real Butter. Additional seasoning should be added as required for personal preferences.

Plated … This dinner was better than it looks. Prepared easily and in a timely manner this recipe is a keeper and can be modified to accommodate Chicken, Pork. or Veggies. The Onion Soup has a nice presence and works so much better than Chicken stock. As an added hint, the bundle of Rice Noodles should be broken in half. Shorter noodles to make eating this dish easier.

 

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The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … Relaxing Lunch …

Relaxing Lunch

Side salad fixin’s. Fresh Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomato, Sweet Onion, Radishes, and Celery were chopped into a medium salad. Salt, boiled Egg Wedges, and Lite Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing were added last.

An Onion Bun was buttered and pan toasted. The warm bun was given a covering of Miracle Whip, Swiss Cheese and Fresh Lettuce.

Layers of thin Ham are then added along with Bread & Butter Chips and Tomato slices.

Plated. A round toothpick with an Olive on top kept the divided sandwich sections from falling apart. A perfect combination of side salad and Ham & Cheese sandwich made for a nice relaxing lunch.

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The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … Pork Steak w/Gravy & Sweet Potatoes …

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Peeled and quartered Sweet Potatoes are slow boiled until tender. They are then transferred into a baking dish for final oven cooking.

The sow boiled Sweet Potatoes are covered with Cinnamon Sugar and butter and baked for two hours at three hundred fifty degrees. I reduced the heat to two hundred fifty degrees an hour before serving. This kept the dish at a good serving temperature.

A nice cut of Pork Steak is flour dusted and pan fried. Length of cooking time depends on thickness.

Assembly … Fresh Sweet Corn buttered w/salt & pepper w/Buttered Slow Baked Sweet Potatoes

With or Without Gravy. Pan Fried Pork Steak is hard to turn down.

Plated the way I like it. Pan Fried Pork Steak w/Homemade Gravy, Baked Sweet Potatoes w/Real Butter and Cinnamon Sugar and Fresh Corn-on-the-cob.

Words don’t due justice to how good this meal tastes. Tender Pork Steak and Sweet Potatoes work together splendidly. The Sweet Corn was tender and memorable. All-in-All a grand meal soon to be repeated.

 

 

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The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … The Help …

When cooking speciality dinners … it helps to have some help!

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The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … #20

.The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … #20

Thursday Menu

Two-step Pork Tenderloin browned on each side then placed in oven and baked for twenty minutes at 350 degrees. Oven time should be adjusted to oven type and tenderloin thickness in order to not overcook meat. 

Milk with two teaspoons of cornstarch is slowly stirred into a stick and three-quarters of melted butter.

Boiled and drained Bow Tie Pasta covered and slow cooked in Garlic Butter Sauce until completely saturated. 

Plated! Two-Step Pork Tenderloin, Buttered fresh Sweet Corn and Bow Tie Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce.

The Garlic Butter Sauce was a luxurious addition to the Bow Tie Pasta. It was thick and creamy and a welcome success to bounce out of a string of less than desirable, and edible menu failures. The only adjustment that needs to be made to the recipe is halving the ingredients including the amount of pasta. I ate Bow Tie pasta leftovers for three and a half days. 

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