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spam soup

In case anyone is confused, there was a spammy posting to this community earlier today, so I deleted it.

So anyway, yesterday for dinner we made 'Potage Velouté aux Champignons' (Cream of Mushroom Soup) from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It was good.
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Breakfast was better than going out.

Crisp, smoky bacon, bought at a local butcher's (not a grocery store).
Hot, salty fried potatoes with a hint of onion.
Perfect french toast, with eggs, milk and a splash of Tuaca. Served with crunchy peanut butter and real maple syrup.
A small dish of frozen raspberries, thawed, with real whipped cream (with another splash of Tuaca in the cream). The slighty sour of the berries turned out to be a good foil for the sweet of the whipped cream and syrup.

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Breakfast: steelcut oatmeal with a spoonful of pumpkin butter and another of heavy cream. With buttered sourdough toast and a giant glass of orange juice. It should keep me going till mid-afternoon.

Dinner - turns out the pumpkin butter is just as good on pork chops!
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Bacon Ice Cream

We have made bacon ice cream and pronounced it good. It's a basic egg custard base, with brown sugar instead of white, and with finely chopped crispy bacon bits (we elected to leave out the pecans this time). We bought a rasher of thick cut bacon, baked it crispy, then cut it up very fine. The bacon went in at the last minute or two of the conversion process. We tried it when it was still "soft serve" consistency. It's currently ripening in the fridge.

With each bite, I made faces, not being able to reconcile Bacon In Ice Cream, even though this had been my idea (with full agreement by the Boyfriend). It was good, I guess, definitely not bad, and I couldn't stop eating it till my bowl was empty, but my brain still hurt trying to make it work mentally.

We decided that it's great breakfast food: bacon, eggs, & milk!

I can't wait till it's been through the freezer and is officially finished.

Ranch Tuna Cakes

Tonight we're having ranch tuna cakes made into sandwiches and cucumbers.

2 6oz cans of tuna drained
2 C plain bread crumbs
1/2 C ranch dressing

Crumble tuna into small bits, mix in crumbs and dressing. Add enough cold water to make a thick dough. Set in fridge for half an hour. Form into patties and either fry in olive oil or bake on an oiled cookie sheet at 400 until hot through.
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Polenta from a tube, sliced into 1/4" rounds, baked a few days ago then fried in butter last night. Shrimp, bought ready to go, reheated in a frying pan with butter and lime. Served with a side of tomato sauce/cream/red wine/chicken stock. He finished off with homemade peanut butter ice cream, I finished off with homemade lemon/ginger sorbet. All while watching "Rent" for the first time. Lovely. :)