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Old 02-22-2021, 03:37 PM   #91
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Turkey and black bean chili in crock pot tonight.

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I'm thinking hamburger soup. Wonder the best way to do it in the IP. meat is already cooked.
I have made the recipe from cooking classy in the IP before. Saute the veggies, then add the rest of the stuff and cook for 8 minutes. it is not creamy, though, so if you are doing a creamy cheeseburger type, I don't know.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:54 PM   #92
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Sausage and sauerkraut, crispy oven potatoes, beets
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Cornflour (corn starch in US) clumps if mixed into hot liquid. If you dissolve it first in a bit of room temp or cool water (or stock, cream, etc.) it will come out smooth and creamy.

As far as adding something at the beginning of cook time, you can make a roux and add that in the beginning. I would make it with whatever is left in the skillet after browning the meat and onion. (But I forget, are you gluten-free?) A roux will eventually break down and lose its thickening power, depending on how long you cook it.

It's been a long time since I looked into it, but I *think* tapioca flour will also work if added at the beginning for thickening. I have to double check that, though.

Those are the easy ones. A couple of picky things - Konjac root (glucomannan) works added at the end, but if you add too much, gets slimy, it has to be whisked very well, and can get a little pricey. If you happen to have xanthan gum on hand, that works too, but can be a little finicky to get it truly smooth. For best taste, you really need to make it into a gel and let it hydrate for a while, then add that gel.
Thank you! We’re not gluten free, I’d just heard that cornflour is the best thing to use. I didn’t know you needed to mix it with cool liquid first though! That sounds like the easiest option so I’ll try that first, but it’s good to know the other options too.

ETA: I think it’s poppy seed chicken for us tonight. It’s dd1’s favourite, so I’m hoping I can persuade her to cook it

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Maybe leftovers. I think we have enough. Itll be close - dh or I could always have a frozen dinner if need be. I may make another veggie side even though both leftovers have veggies in them, but maybe something hardy like sweet potatoes.
DD has track try outs again, and both dc have soccer and I'm driving the girls soccer carpool.
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Last night was tacos (did the lentil one for the girl again. I did white or tan colored lentils this time and they ended up all mushy - I don't know why.)
Tonight is tomato and herb pasta with chicken on the side.
I drive the girls carpool but hoping to sneak it in between my vax shift (school canceled for snow) and carpool.
Only a few types of lentils hold their shape. I think French lentils do. Most get mushy.

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Late to this question but LCMS doesn't do any meat-free or fasting days at all, officially. I grew up LCMS and Friday fish fries were part of local culture but not required or encouraged by the denomination. Some may choose forms of fasting or abstaining during Lent but it's not required.

I just ordered this

Cook Once, Eat All Week: 26 Weeks of Gluten-Free, Affordable Meal Prep to Preserve Your Time & Sanity.

We're not gluten free but a friend loves this book. s
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