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Old Aug 9th 2020, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
And to my great surprise, it was not bad at all! It may not be as cheap as raw rice, but I don't mind forking over 2.50 for 2-3 servings of rice, especially basmati! I've also found that rice freezes and reheats quite well (in sealed ziploc's, for me) so when I get a chinese or indian take-out, I now freeze the leftover rice. They usually give me enough for 5 servings! I've heard that you need to be very careful with reheated rice, but so far ... no issues.
Some years ago we used to keep some 'minute rice' handy but then we just decided to make more proper rice than was needed and keep leftovers in the fridge. It was rare any would get wasted.
I don't think the issue is re-heating, it's more in it being left out too long, like in the pan on the stove. If it goes in the f ridge quickly it's been good for us, still, after several days.
But freezing. Sounds like a great idea. Thanks.

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Is the cheesecake like US or UK cheesecake? Can’t stand US cheesecake...too dense...sticks to your mouth. UK cheesecake is lighter...much nicer IMO.
I wouldn't know. For me there was always something 'wrong' about it. But this Dr Oetker, Patisserie one, there was much less of the base to it than others I've had here. Altogether lighter than any I've had before.
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Old Aug 10th 2020, 1:12 am
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Some years ago we used to keep some 'minute rice' handy but then we just decided to make more proper rice than was needed and keep leftovers in the fridge. It was rare any would get wasted.
I don't think the issue is re-heating, it's more in it being left out too long, like in the pan on the stove. If it goes in the f ridge quickly it's been good for us, still, after several days.
But freezing. Sounds like a great idea. Thanks.

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I'm often eating alone, which is why this is more of an issue. For a typical 'family', you can boil up a proper batch and it's likely to get used. So what I do is, portion out any leftovers in to 2-3oz batches, and put them in little 'snack' ziplocks, then in the freezer. Then when I fancy a bit of rice, microwave one of the ziplocks for 30 seconds and it's perfect!
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A typical Italian tree:

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Old Aug 11th 2020, 12:55 pm
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That goes nicely with the Spaghetti Tree

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Old Aug 12th 2020, 3:08 am
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We have been eating the roasted turkey I bought on special.
I am now wondering if the carcass and residual meat bits and bobs would make a reasonable soup? MrBEVS likes his turkey.
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Old Aug 12th 2020, 10:30 am
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We have been eating the roasted turkey I bought on special.
I am now wondering if the carcass and residual meat bits and bobs would make a reasonable soup? MrBEVS likes his turkey.
I've never roasted a whole turkey, but when I do a chicken, it always ends up in the pot with a stack of veggies and some seasoning and gets simmered for a few hours.

In the event that it doesn't get souped immediately the resulting stock/broth goes in the freezer awaiting the next delivery of inspiration.
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Old Aug 12th 2020, 1:20 pm
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We have been eating the roasted turkey I bought on special.
I am now wondering if the carcass and residual meat bits and bobs would make a reasonable soup? MrBEVS likes his turkey.
Certainly will, into a slow cooker, and veg, simmer for several hours, voila, tasty soup, just right for your cold weather. making me sweat just thinking about it though
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Old Aug 12th 2020, 2:25 pm
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We have been eating the roasted turkey I bought on special.
I am now wondering if the carcass and residual meat bits and bobs would make a reasonable soup? MrBEVS likes his turkey.
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I've never roasted a whole turkey
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but when I do a chicken, it always ends up in the pot with a stack of veggies and some seasoning and gets simmered for a few hours.

In the event that it doesn't get souped immediately the resulting stock/broth goes in the freezer awaiting the next delivery of inspiration.
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Certainly will, into a slow cooker, and veg, simmer for several hours, voila, tasty soup, just right for your cold weather. making me sweat just thinking about it though
These days I seem to make soup from any 'roast' with bones left but I probably cheat a little. Although I do make a big pot.

I took a tip I read on BE and roast the bones for 30 minutes on 450. Supposedly releases extra flavour. I do that sitting the bones on some carrots.
Then it all goes in the big pot with water and chicken/beef (as appropriate) powder added and onions plus whatever other veg you fancy.
I don't have the patience to do a long slow simmer and then remove small bones from a disintegrating carcass. A cheesecloth bag or similar may help but I remove the bones after 40 mins or so, let them cool and then take off what meat I can.

A vital ingredient I find is pav bhaji masala powder. It gives it a nice little kick.

For a turkey, we get our fill of 'extras' - like cold turkey dinner, curry, (and maybe coronation turkey now ) sandwiches etc before the soup.
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..... I am now wondering if the carcass and residual meat bits and bobs would make a reasonable soup? MrBEVS likes his turkey.
Mrs P says "no". Despite being quite a fan of chicken soup and stock, she has never reduced the turkey carcass to a stock and has assured me that it is not worth doing. I suppose it might be different if you really liaked turkey and really licked soup it might be worth it, but speaking as someone who ends up eating most of the dark meat and turkey bits that aren't white breast meat, the "other stuff" from a tukey can be a bit gamey and I can imagine it reducing to a stock that doesn't taste quite how you might expect.
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Mrs P says "no". Despite being quite a fan of chicken soup and stock, she has never reduced the turkey carcass to a stock and has assured me that it is not worth doing. I suppose it might be different if you really liaked turkey and really licked soup it might be worth it, but speaking as someone who ends up eating most of the dark meat and turkey bits that aren't white breast meat, the "other stuff" from a tukey can be a bit gamey and I can imagine it reducing to a stock that doesn't taste quite how you might expect.
The very thought of boiling bones makes me gag.
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Mrs P says "no". Despite being quite a fan of chicken soup and stock, she has never reduced the turkey carcass to a stock and has assured me that it is not worth doing. I suppose it might be different if you really liaked turkey and really licked soup it might be worth it, but speaking as someone who ends up eating most of the dark meat and turkey bits that aren't white breast meat, the "other stuff" from a tukey can be a bit gamey and I can imagine it reducing to a stock that doesn't taste quite how you might expect.
Is that a new way to eat soup?
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The very thought of boiling bones makes me gag. ....
How about "roasted bone marrow", served in-the-bone? That is very near the top of my list of meals purchased on company expenses where my colleagues asked "What are you eating?" ..... I think that the steak tartare, complete with raw egg, that I ordered, while sitting next to a junior manager, who was a vegetarian is #1 on the list.

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That goes nicely with the Spaghetti Tree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU
I saw the original broadcast of that. April 1st 1957. Most people in Britain had never eaten spaghetti that wasn't out of a tin/can.
I'd never eaten Pizza until I came to the US, ten years later on.
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The very thought of boiling bones makes me gag.
Well that's you off my list of potential body disposal partners in crime.
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Well that's you off my list of potential body disposal partners in crime.
I didn’t mention anything about acid.
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