Covid cook-up

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  1. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    We're all living in social isolation but one's gotta eat.

    Have we turned to take always via Uber-eats, direct hotline to your local purveyors of restaurant quality grub or turning your hand to cooking in-house.

    Are we going to go wild as soon as restaurants & pubs reopen? Or are you going to churn through the mountain of pasta, rice & make use of all that toilet paper?

    Today was restocking the fridge - farmers market (meat, chicken, vege, fruit, eggs, labna).

    So we had a delicious roast chook, assortment of roast vegetables and more.

    What's on the table?
     
  2. Stoffo

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    What's on my table.......:cool:
    Rum & Coke :p
    Have long since sacked my bartender o_O
    As those drinks never tasted like half a glass of straight rum :confused: 20200424_212212.jpg
     
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    +1 for the chook

    When the supermarket shelves were bare, I reluctantly paid $25 for a chicken (now frozen). I figured it might be our last.

    Planning to cook it tomorrow and will use my favourite roast chook recipe (bbq or oven - highly recommended ).
     
  4. Lizzie

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    Supermarkets are fully stocked so cooking like normal ... tonight was homemade hamburgers with all the toppings - thick mince/ breadcrumb/egg patty, bacon, fried egg, cheese, salad, beetroot, sauteed onion, sauces etc ... last night was steak, mash, veges with wine reduction sauce ... night before was satay chicken skewers, rice, salad... night before risotto ... night before strogganoff ...

    Just standard fare in the LizzIe household
     
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    Jess Peletier Mortgages, Finance & Property Strategy Aust Wide Business Member

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    Been eating like a freaking queen recently.

    Soon I'm going to have to tone it down, or its going to have consequences.

    Hubby is an amazing cook and we've been in 'Iso holiday' mode... If we can't go to Bali, we'll bring the holiday to us!
     
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    I was about to answer this until I read that the thread title was actually cook-up.
     
  7. Pumpkin

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    For the first few weeks, we just cooked at home and no take-aways. But since 2-weeks ago we started doing take-aways from local restaurants, mainly for food that I dont cook such as Lobster, Claws, fried noodles and Pork Hork. Plus deep-fry stuff since we dont allow deep-fry in our kitchen. Also to support our favourite eatery..

    I miss dining in the restaurant not just for the food, but for the ambience and the ability to get dressed-up and dine with friends. Yes, I will go to restaurants as soon as it opens and that will have either a river or sea-view. Yay!
     
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    Early this year I started buying a weekly $20 box of fruit/vege from a business a few streets away that gets them direct from farms.

    I get 2.5 doz fresh free-range eggs delivered once a fortnight for $19.

    I do a roast and/or casserole weekly to use up leftover vegetables.

    Shop about once a week to purchase other groceries.

    A pub near us does large $15 servings of salad, chips, sirloin, gravy. You have leftovers for hubby’s lunch the next day. It’s about the same price as me making it so I get the kids to pick that up once a week. I’m enjoying eating at home and not cooking more than going out!

    Hubby cooks gourmet style about once a week. His cooking is amazing but I hate cleaning up after it. He uses every accessory we have.

    Last night was lamb roast with rosemary from a community garden. Tonight home made burgers.
     
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    My womans Russian Portuguese and one of their biggest delights in life is food , and kitchens full of it ,lots and lots of yummy food round the clock 24 7 so nope , nothings changed for us .
     
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    It's out of control
     

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    hahahahaha - I had a feed of prawns, straight out of the paper wrapper and freshly peeled, for lunch today
     
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    I've started throwing gherkins on my vegemite sandwiches.
     
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    Kultured.
     
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    No. Pickled.
     
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    You or the gherkins? :confused:
     
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    Are you pregnant?
     
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    Ha Ha. I'm sure it would come as a huge shock to everyone if I were female.
     
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    Living in the acreage and found a lovely field mushrooms a few days ago from our paddock. Roasted them in the aluminium folio with garlic and parsley butter. Yummy!
     
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    Spanish mackerel cutlet last night cooked in sweet & sour salsa (extra capsicum and pineapple) over a bed of brown rice. Not too shabby!;)
     
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    What colour were they?
     
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