Cookin again

Zardnaar

Legend
Been feeling kinda puny the past couple of days. My allergies have been using me as a punching bag. So I did myself some comfort food, a grilled ham & cheese on sourdough with a creamy tomato Florentine soup.

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Do you have a hankering to visit NZ anytime soon?
 

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Dannyalcatraz

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Do you have a hankering to visit NZ anytime soon?
😁 I’ve thought about visiting the region more than once, TBH. But I usually thought more about Australia than NZ. But NZ has been getting some pretty good press the last decade or so.

This is low skill, low stress, high fat, high salt cooking, though. IOW, it was tasty.😂

But seriously, canned soup + milk + spinach & spices. Basic grilled H&C, but using 3 different cheeses (Colby Jack, sharp Cheddar & Swiss).
 

Zardnaar

Legend
😁 I’ve thought about visiting the region more than once, TBH. But I usually thought more about Australia than NZ. But NZ has been getting some pretty good press the last decade or so.

This is low skill, low stress, high fat, high salt cooking, though. IOW, it was tasty.😂

But seriously, canned soup + milk + spinach & spices. Basic grilled H&C, but using 3 different cheeses (Colby Jack, sharp Cheddar & Swiss).

Problem with NZ is it's full of NZers.!!
 


Jahydin

Adventurer
I’ve been eating some form of the combo of grilled cheese/ham & cheese with tomato soup since I was in 2nd grade. Maybe before. it was one of the first things I learned to cook, right after scrambled eggs.
Grilled cheese has been my latest obsession.

Nature's Own Perfectly Crafted White bread
One slice of American Cheese
One slice of Cheddar Cheese
Grated Parmesan for the outside.
Oh, and way more butter than I should be using! :LOL:
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Grilled cheese has been my latest obsession.

Nature's Own Perfectly Crafted White bread
One slice of American Cheese
One slice of Cheddar Cheese
Grated Parmesan for the outside.
Oh, and way more butter than I should be using! :LOL:
I like the results I got using Oroweat Oatnut bread. It’s slightly sweet, and the included oats add a bit of crunch.

I used to be able to get a pan onion rye bread at one of the local groceries, and it made for excellent melts as well. But they stopped selling it years ago. I haven’t seen anything like it anywhere.

For cheeses, I usually want something melty and something sharp at a minimum. But a local French bakery/bistro makes a “BLT”: it’s a vegetarian melt with brie, lettuce and tomato. Overall, it’s a surprisingly good combo.
 

Jahydin

Adventurer
I like the results I got using Oroweat Oatnut bread. It’s slightly sweet, and the included oats add a bit of crunch.

For cheeses, I usually want something melty and something sharp at a minimum. But a local French bakery/bistro makes a “BLT”: it’s a vegetarian melt with brie, lettuce and tomato. Overall, it’s a surprisingly good combo.
Ooh, I know that bread. Will give it a shot.

"BLT" does sound like a good combo!
 



Zardnaar

Legend
Breakfast new menu at our favorite place that's 2-3 minute drive away. American waitress.

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Waffles and fruit salad. American style with fried chicken and bacon was an option.

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Changed menu


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Zardnaar

Legend
NZ pizza meatlovers. All of the meat and bbq sauce 13".

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Probably should have ordered this.

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It's against my religion the pay for pasta though.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
3 hour road trip to try some pies. Back to where I was born in "Rohan".

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The Southlander. Corn beef, mustard peas. Very good.


Morning Glory. Kiwi breakfast in a pie.

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Brother in law a d myself ordered 6 to go father in law ordered 12.

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Lake and mountain country.
 

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Zardnaar

Legend
What’s in a kiwi breakfast pie?

Not 100% sure. Chorizo sausage (whole sausage, egg, bacon/beef?). Even the menu is vague. That's the one with the hash brown on top and the sausage in the middle above.

7 hour trip 6 on the road spending about $300 nzd on pies and gas!!

Chicken and corn.
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Dannyalcatraz

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I took some leftovers and made a Creole-Lebanese fusion soup. Basically boudin balls in a chicken broth that included sliced onion and Lebanese sides like tabouli, vegetable rice, roasted broccoli, and some sautéed mushrooms & zucchini. A little salt, a little pepper.

Zapped my balls* in the microwave just enough to warm the center, then poured the hot soup over it.

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* hehehehe, “balls”
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Night before camping. Cabin fevers setting in already. Fish and Chips.

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Chicken, cheese, bacon burger, curry roll, pineapple ring chips. As a kid I got a pineapple ring with my order.


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Curry roll and pineapple ring cut open.
 


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