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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 05:59 PM
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Hey Sugar Smack - Avocado Soup!! What's everyone having for dinner?
Sugar Smack mentioned avocado soup in a "what are you having for dinner" thread recently. I'd never had that, even though I love love love avocados. So tonight I looked up a recipe and made some for our Super Bowl dinner - served with chicken in mole sauce over rice. Delish! :9

What are you all having for dinner during the Super Bowl?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:01 PM
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1. Please post recipe
I love avocados, too!!
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:31 PM
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5. recipe
This is from a bargain book I got simply called The Complete Book of Mexican cooking. It's a pretty simple recipe.


Ingredients:
2 large ripe avocados (I used three smaller ones)
1 1/4 cups creme fraiche
4 cups well-flavored chicken stock (I used Trader Joe's organic free range broth, but want to try this again with homemade chicken stock)
1 tsp salt
juice of 1/2 a lime
small bunch of cilantro
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper


1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the peel and lift out the pits. Chop the flesh coarsely and place it in a food processor with 3-4 tbsp of the creme fraiche. Process until smooth.

2. Heat the chicken stock in a saucepan. When it is hot but still below simmering point, stir in the rest of the creme fraiche and the salt.

3. Add the lime juice to the avocado mixture, process briefly to mix, then gradually stir the mixture into the hot stock. Heat gently but do not let the mixture approach the boiling point.

4. Chop the cilantro. Pour the soup into individual heated bowls and sprinkle each portion with cilantro and black pepper. Serve immediately.


:hi:
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:01 PM
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2. store-bought salad and sandwiches
we're snacking on crap while we watch this weird game they keep showing in between commercials.
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:46 PM
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13. What kind of sandwiches?
I'm kind of half-watching the game myself.
So far the commercials have been "meh".
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:01 PM
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3. N.C. style BBQ pulled pork sandwiches
baked beans, potato salad, cucumber salad.

I have been cooking for 24 hours (well the crockpot has been)

The avocado soup sounds yummy.

:)
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:32 PM
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6. oh yum!!
What did you cook the pork in? I mean, what kind of sauce? That sounds wonderful.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:38 PM
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9. The pork has been cooking in the crockpot since 5am
with a vinegar based sauce that has worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, crushed red pepper, cayenne, sugar and garlic.

It came out a little spicier than I had intended but damn, it's good.

Couple that with the baked bans and potato salad - yummy :hi:
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:44 PM
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11. I've never made my own bbq sauce.
But you've inspired me. Next weekend, I am making crock pot pulled pork. Any chance you might share your recipe? I also want to try a memphis style recipe.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:52 PM
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16. here you go...
Enjoy:

2 onions -- quartered
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
5 pounds boneless pork butt or shoulder roast
3/4 cup cider vinegar
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 3 cloves finely minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Place onions in slow cooker.

Combine -- paprika, salt and pepper; brown sugar rub over roast. (I rub the roast the night before and let it sit in teh fridge overnight)

Place roast over onions.

Combine vinegar -- Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, mustard, garlic salt and cayenne.

Stir to mix well.

Drizzle about 1/3 of vinegar mixture over roast -- cover.

Refrigerate remaining vinegar mixture.

Cook roast on low 8 to 10 hours (High 4 to 6 hours). (I do the low setting for maximum tenderness)

Drizzle about 1/3 of reserved vinegar mixture over roast during last half hour of cooking.

Remove meat and onions, chop or shred meat, and chop onions.

Serve remaining vinegar mixture with meat.



Let us know how it turned out :)

:hi:
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:59 PM
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21. thank you thank you thank you!!
:bounce: I can't wait to try it!
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 07:31 PM
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25. Oh my....
it was soooo yummy :D

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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 08:23 PM
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32. excellent
I love it when something you spend a lot of love and time on turns out good!! :9
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 07:07 PM
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24. BOOKMARKING!!!
:bounce:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:03 PM
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4. Nepalese take-out
Veggie momos (steamed stuffed dumplings) and lamb biryani. Damn good.
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:33 PM
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7. Oh!
That sounds really yummy. :hi:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:38 PM
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10. It's very interesting
It's very similar to northern Indian cuisine, as far as the flavors go. Here's their website:

www.hotmomo.com
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:45 PM
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12. Thanks for the link!
I love northern Indian food. Very cool.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 07:52 PM
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26. AUGH. Wish I was there
and for more than just the food. You're one of the best people to sit with leg-to-leg. Watch a movie.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 07:59 PM
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27. ,,,,
:pals: Hey Sugar, I hope you're doing alright! So, what movie should we watch? I'm quite into stupid and funny, but you know how predictable I am. :loveya:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 08:01 PM
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28. I'm in "Ya-Ya" mode right now. Maybe
if I sat on your lap I could force you to watch it. :)
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 08:17 PM
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29. You could probably force me to watch it
And I might have to force you to sit through "Blade Runner" :D
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 08:19 PM
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31. Oh, it is SUCH A DEAL.
}( heh, I'll even bring you some of that gold-leaf sundae from Amerigo's thread.
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:36 PM
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8. Menage a Trois.
Lasagna, green salad with gorgonzola, berry cobbler and a bottle of this:

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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:47 PM
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14. what kind of grape is that?
I've never tried a menage a trois. And you can take that the other way too. ;)
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:51 PM
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15. Blend of Zinfindel, Merlot and Cabernet. Its OK, an 87 on one list...
I'm not a big Zin fan, on the other hand its only $10. I tried it because it was chosen as wine of the week by our local paper.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 07:03 PM
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23. Did you know that the word avocado...
Edited on Sun Feb-03-08 07:03 PM by Xipe Totec
comes from the Nahuatl word AHUACA-TL

which has two meanings:

1).- Avocado, of course.

2).- Testicle. The original meaning of the word, given to the fruit because of it's shape...



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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:54 PM
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17. FRANNIE!
:hi: I'm really glad you like it.

I'm having Stracciatella with spinach & chicken stock, sauteed baby artichokes with zucchini & bread crumbs. Rare steak au poivre with kohlrabi puree on the side, Swiss Chard streudel, poached nonsense and pan-fried venison a la mode.

:P
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:56 PM
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18. hee hee
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:58 PM
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20. Yay!!
:bounce:

I actually thought you had made up the avocado soup, but it really exists!

I love your food descriptions btw. They are just the perfect blend of elegance and oddity.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 07:02 PM
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22. Thank you! I thought I'd made up the avocado soup, too, but
Edited on Sun Feb-03-08 07:05 PM by Sugar Smack
it exists. It looks good. REALLY tasty.

I sort of, between you & me & the rest of the world, feel a lil out-fooded by all the good cooks here, so, I try & make up for it, *LOL*. Thank you. I actually had some cottage cheese and a pickle. :blush:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 06:57 PM
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19. Lamb Osso Buco
Edited on Sun Feb-03-08 07:04 PM by hippywife
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

with a quinoa risotto. It's almost ready! :bounce:

And the Super Bowl ain't on here.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 08:19 PM
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30. Try a tomato soup with a savory onion and garlic base, and add
avocado mixed well with a pinch of sour cream. Serve the whole thing cold. It is REFRESHING!

For SB Sunday, we had homemade quesadillas. For family, I used chicken and beef fajita meat, grilled onions and peppers, monterrey jack cheese, picante sauce, and refried beans. For myself, I substituted some Morning Star chick'n strips (meat substitute). Also,vegetables and dip, and my homemade peach cobbler.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 08:31 PM
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33. Mmm...
...Soup...
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 09:18 PM
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34. no soup for you!
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 07:31 PM
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35. ROFL!!!
:rofl:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 07:38 PM
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36. Oh, honey! Tonight it's roasted Hooraw's nest
with black bean peppercorn dressing, pickled grape soup, Grand Gaucho Paella with orange butter sauce, parsley-grilled veggie bundles wrapped in Filo and treated with Cornflower-mushroom dressing, lizard antipasto and creme brulee flambe a la Motown for dessert.



:* *brushes teeth, kisses Fran, shuts mouth* :hi:
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 07:41 PM
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37. 2 hot dogs and 3 quarts of Carta Blanca
It's a drunken punk night for me . . .
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 07:50 PM
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38. Oh, Punk!
:hug: Can I just call you Punk? It takes one to know one.
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