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  • #571592
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    awesome posting guys and girls! I will try to do this when I go home for Thanksgiving Break!

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    Gosh, I hate this thread :D

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    Saturday, November 22, 2008

    Dear Diary,
    My loving uncle and cousins are here visiting from Tillsonburg, Ontario. It’s been a year since I’ve seen them, almost forgot that they’re actually older than what I thought. Tony (real name Stony), had become quite the nerd with his nose always in his books. He finished “Twilight” and was on a huge thick book when I went to see them at my mom’s house that morning. I noticed he was nearing the end of his book. Melanie, cute as ever has gotten so tall.
    That evening mommy made yao hon for dinner and invited some of her friends to have a gambling night and to visit my uncle. Us kids decided to go shopping instead because my boyfriend wasn’t there yet to enjoy the food. Besides, it was crowded with all the adults so we told them to go ahead and eat first and we’ll come back and eat.
    So, did a bit of shopping came back home and by then the adults were already in their gambling games, so we set up dinner on the kitchen floor. We ended up with the leftover soup base but that was okay, plenty left over for us. It smelled so good, but tasted even better! Haven’t had it in so long. I was surprised that the adults ate it with noodles. I’d never eaten it with noodles before. Even the kids were eating it. Everyone except me and my older son ate it with noodles. We are rice eaters! And can we say watercrest? I love watercrest in this dish! Luv it luv it! And the dipping sauce was also really good! Yummy! Better pictures next time, I was too hungry, took pictures in the middle of eating it. hehe..
    Next time I will get the recipe from my mom. Oh, and borrow her hot pot too! :D

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    Sunday, November 23, 2008

    Dear Diary,
    So boo soth and cousins have left home. I’m going to miss them! I’m trying to convince mommy to rent a car for us so I could drive up to visit them, we’ll see we’ll see.
    Tonight’s dinner was oven cooked chicken thighs. I had cooked four thighs, but realized that I had only enough rice for two people. I let my older son and brother eat first while bf and I waited for the rice to cook. Little one was at his grandma’s house. Bf and I were so hungry, we gobbled down our food so quickly. I always hate having so much leftover food, so what I did was eat my son’s leftover chicken (the little chicken pieces besides the whole chicken thigh), warmed up my leftover sngoaw, and since we were having chicken chopped up some pickled veggies. I always like eating pickled veggies with grilled meats or oven cooked meats. Mmm Mmmm! I had one piece of chicken left in the oven which was supposed to be my piece, but saved it for my son’s lunch the next day.
    Dessert, or maybe it’s a snack right after dinner?..anyways, it was pommagranate. Yummy!

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    Monday, November 25, 2008

    Dear Diary,
    Nothing special Monday night. Leftovers all around. Well, I did make some chicken wings for the kids. Bf and I ate the remaining chicken thigh from sunday’s dinner and also the leftover sngoaw and of course the pickled veggies. I was so proud of my little one that night, who ate TWO full bowls (kids bowls) of food! No pictures.

    Tuesday, November 26, 2008

    Dear Diary,
    Since the kids were spending the night at grandmas tonight, I decided to make some seafood. The kids aren’t big fan of that, so it was a good night to have some since they weren’t here. I looked into my cook books and thought to make Tom Yum, but bf wasn’t feeling soup since he had made a veggie soup the night before. I decided to make a dish of stir fried rice with seafood, minus the rice. The dish includes mussels, shrimp, crab, and squid. I went to the store and saw they had soft shell crabs and decided to try them out. I remember eating them at the restaurants deep fried, but never stir fried, but I tried it anwyays. Also, since the recipe’s only veggetable was onion and tomatoe, I decided to add more. I like lots of veggies in my stir fry. I added carrots and celery. The recipe says to put eggs in it, but I was wreary about doing that since I wasn’t using any rice, but bf said he wouldn’t mind the egg in it, so I added it. I also added some cornstarch which the recipe did not have. The eggs looked a bit messy but in the end the dish tasted pretty good.

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    Dear Diary,

    Maybe 2 weeks ago, my husband and I decided to do some late night grocery shopping. We’d been so busy the last few weeks, we hadn’t had time for a nice dinner together. I thought a good steak dinner would do us some good. So, we picked up a couple of ribeyes and some asparagus and went on our way. The next day, I’d figured to cook the steaks and oven roast the aspargus to pair. Unfortunately, things at work got hectic right before it was time to clock out. I ended getting home an hour later than usual. My steak was the same, but instead of oven roasting, I just sauteed the asparagus with some garlic. Even though things didn’t go according to plan, it still turned out to be an enjoyable meal.

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    So since moving out for school my life has been work, eat, school, eat, homework, sleep, wake up and do it all over again. Forgive me, if my diary entry isn’t all colorful and captivating. I don’t cook much because I am a fast food junkie. The one time I decided to do so I didn’t have anything that I needed. Mee ka’tang without the chinese broccoli, shrimp and fish cakes.. I threw in snow peas as a substitute for added color. It was good but can’t compare to mum’s cooking :(

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    sure beats my Ramon Instant noodle.

    #571632
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    ratS, nice pix to look at. You baught a new camera huh? Keep bloging and making those good eats.

    Originally posted by Mercury-Star
    Monday, November 25, 2008

    Dear Diary,
    Nothing special Monday night. Leftovers all around. Well, I did make some chicken wings for the kids. Bf and I ate the remaining chicken thigh from sunday’s dinner and also the leftover sngoaw and of course the pickled veggies. I was so proud of my little one that night, who ate TWO full bowls (kids bowls) of food! No pictures.

    Tuesday, November 26, 2008

    Dear Diary,
    Since the kids were spending the night at grandmas tonight, I decided to make some seafood. The kids aren’t big fan of that, so it was a good night to have some since they weren’t here. I looked into my cook books and thought to make Tom Yum, but bf wasn’t feeling soup since he had made a veggie soup the night before. I decided to make a dish of stir fried rice with seafood, minus the rice. The dish includes mussels, shrimp, crab, and squid. I went to the store and saw they had soft shell crabs and decided to try them out. I remember eating them at the restaurants deep fried, but never stir fried, but I tried it anwyays. Also, since the recipe’s only veggetable was onion and tomatoe, I decided to add more. I like lots of veggies in my stir fry. I added carrots and celery. The recipe says to put eggs in it, but I was wreary about doing that since I wasn’t using any rice, but bf said he wouldn’t mind the egg in it, so I added it. I also added some cornstarch which the recipe did not have. The eggs looked a bit messy but in the end the dish tasted pretty good.

    [Message last modified 11-26-2008 12:06pm by Korbelicious]

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    #571637
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    Yayy…u said dear diary. :D Oh…so this was THE steak dinner. I love ribeyes asparagus combo. Although, I do prefer sauteed over roasting. I like a lil crunch for my veggie.

    [i]Originally posted by Srey_Sopheap[/i]
    Dear Diary,

    Maybe 2 weeks ago, my husband and I decided to do some late night grocery shopping. We’d been so busy the last few weeks, we hadn’t had time for a nice dinner together. I thought a good steak dinner would do us some good. So, we picked up a couple of ribeyes and some asparagus and went on our way. The next day, I’d figured to cook the steaks and oven roast the aspargus to pair. Unfortunately, things at work got hectic right before it was time to clock out. I ended getting home an hour later than usual. My steak was the same, but instead of oven roasting, I just sauteed the asparagus with some garlic. Even though things didn’t go according to plan, it still turned out to be an enjoyable meal.

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    #571642
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    Dear linnie,

    I forgive you. Please do better next time. :D j/k. That’a nice looking bowl you got there. I see good colors. Great choice of meats. The broth looks rich and flavorful.

    [i]Originally posted by linnnie[/i]
    So since moving out for school my life has been work, eat, school, eat, homework, sleep, wake up and do it all over again. Forgive me, if my diary entry isn’t all colorful and captivating. I don’t cook much because I am a fast food junkie. The one time I decided to do so I didn’t have anything that I needed. Mee ka’tang without the chinese broccoli, shrimp and fish cakes.. I threw in snow peas as a substitute for added color. It was good but can’t compare to mum’s cooking :(

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    #571646
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    I luv this thread. Korbie, you started it but only made one entry. Wats up wit dat??
    Btw, no, not new camera, just new place with better lighting…I guess. hehe..
    Tonight, I’m so lazy, I still have the leftover seafood. I’ll have that for dinner and maybe grill some beef with prohok sauce again. So, no entry for tonight. :D

    #571652
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    uhh… I have 2! :D

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    I luv this thread. Korbie, you started it but only made one entry. Wats up wit dat??
    Btw, no, not new camera, just new place with better lighting…I guess. hehe..
    Tonight, I’m so lazy, I still have the leftover seafood. I’ll have that for dinner and maybe grill some beef with prohok sauce again. So, no entry for tonight. :D

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    #571657
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    Dear Diary,

    Every Thanksgiving, I try to do something a lil different. Many thoughts and ideas ran through my head. But after consulting with my consumers, the survey called for just the good ol’ turkey. Hmm..I thought to myself. Although I’m merely a simple man, when it comes to food, I find great enjoyment in turning the simple into something sublime. This year, the prep for my 24.5lbs bird is a lil different than last year. I’ve done the brining method with poultry numerous times. My big fat seagull got the salt rub down for this Thanksgiving. Salting, like brining is a form of tenderizing the meat. Instead of submerging the bird in salty solution, it’s rubbed all over with a lot of salt. The salt was infused with the typical rosemary, thyme, sage and garlic. After an overnight of “salting”, the bird is then washed completely. The next area needed attention was the breast. Here, I rubbed it down with garlic sage butter. This should aid in keeping the breast moist.

    My other focal of attention was to the gravy. We all know about the mixing of butter and flour to make roux. And the use of turkey drippings to give it the extra flavor. I started my gravy a day ahead. The stock consisted of the basic carrots, onions, and celery. The meat came from something I’ve never used before, smoked turkey parts. After about 4 hours of simmering, the solids was removed. The smoked turkey part gave the stock tremendous flavor and smoky scent. My goal was to have a flavorful gravy without the use of thickeners like a roux. I then added mushrooms to the strained stock and further reduced it till thicken. After the turkey was done, the drippings was added. The only thing left to add was fresh ground black pepper. My best gravy to date, bar none! Overall, a pretty eventful Thanksgiving. I learned new tricks and techniques. I’m sure next year we’ll be the same

    Today’s leftover meal.

    Curry with turkey meat. It might not sound appealing, but I had to clean out the fridge of thanksgiving leftover ingredients. It’s not bad at all. :D

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    #571662
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    OY!!! I’m drooling all over this thread.

    Korbel, nice indeedy, your turkey meal looks delish!

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    mmm.. this thread is making me hungry!

    #571673
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    Awwww, sounds and looks good korbies!
    Thanks for all that advice on how to make gravy and turkey salting or whatever it was. I enjoyed reading about that stuff.
    Guess what? I’ll be having home made poutine with gravy and sautayed (wrong spelling, i know) mushrooms! Bf is making for me right now. I have no more batteries, so can’t take a pic, but I’ll blog about it anyways and let you guys know how it turns out.

    #571679
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    Korby, will it be okay if I join you for Thanksgiving next year? :D

    #571684
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    November 30, 2008

    Dear Diary,

    Last night bf decided to make dinner for me. We did our grocery shopping and bought the necessary ingrediants for the seafood/chicken dish. When we got to the second grocery store, I had a craving for poutine, so he said he would make that for me instead that night, but he was going to put a twist on it and add sauted mushrooms. We bought our potatoes, portabello mushrooms, and cheese.
    So, as I was playing on the computer upstairs he was making me my food. I love how he makes his mushrooms. I am not a big fan of mushrooms, but the way he makes them I fall in luv with them! I could smell the mushrooms cooking so I went down and stole a few to eat (hehe). I helped out with the gravy, um..warmed up canned beef gravy :D.
    The poutine turned out good. I didn’t even taste the cheese because the mushrooms were good enough with the fries with their soft texture it was almost like it was the cheese. The gravy could of been better. The fries were perfect. It was a lovely meal (every meal would be lovely when someone else is cooking :D) and I do suggest you try portabello mushrooms with poutine. Sautay your mushrooms with butter and garlic. Add a bit of salt if you want, but I think the butter has enough saltyness taste already.

    #571689
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    “…I am not a big fan of mushrooms, but the way he makes them I fall in luv with them!…”, hehe :D Btw, what’s poutine? Star shame on you for using canned gravy, shame, shame shame. :D

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    November 30, 2008

    Dear Diary,

    Last night bf decided to make dinner for me. We did our grocery shopping and bought the necessary ingrediants for the seafood/chicken dish. When we got to the second grocery store, I had a craving for poutine, so he said he would make that for me instead that night, but he was going to put a twist on it and add sauted mushrooms. We bought our potatoes, portabello mushrooms, and cheese.
    So, as I was playing on the computer upstairs he was making me my food. I love how he makes his mushrooms. I am not a big fan of mushrooms, but the way he makes them I fall in luv with them! I could smell the mushrooms cooking so I went down and stole a few to eat (hehe). I helped out with the gravy, um..warmed up canned beef gravy :D.
    The poutine turned out good. I didn’t even taste the cheese because the mushrooms were good enough with the fries with their soft texture it was almost like it was the cheese. The gravy could of been better. The fries were perfect. It was a lovely meal (every meal would be lovely when someone else is cooking :D) and I do suggest you try portabello mushrooms with poutine. Sautay your mushrooms with butter and garlic. Add a bit of salt if you want, but I think the butter has enough saltyness taste already.

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    #571693
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    Dear Diary,

    Yesterday lunch was ang moun kreung and boklahong. My sister and her bf’s mom made the boklahong while I slaved over the tbal and na’ray bok’n the kreung. Fast forwarding to this morning, I woke up to the sound of Tiny, the chihuahua puppy licking himself on my bed. Tiny is so cute. He curled up like a ball when he sleeps and make all the normal sounds that a real baby would. Anyways, I had boklahong and moun still on my mind for todays’ lunch. I decided to add a soup dish to the mix. This basic soup consisted of lotus roots, canned mushrooms, and fish balls. Later in the morning, I went ahead an ang the left over moun.

    As I’m typing my entry, Tiny is curled up again and napping. awww…..

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    #571699
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    Shame on me? Shame on YOU for using canned mushrooms! :p
    We can’t all be great chefs like you taking the time to make gravy.
    So you named him tiny? That is so cute! I always luv your pictures and your food always looks like they taste so great!
    So, if we could rewind to the last 2 years, would you want to be my boyfriend? :D
    I could learn alot from you in cooking. And..I love to eat and you luv to cook! Right? :D

    #571704
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    haha…u had me at canned mushrooms.:p

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    Shame on me? Shame on YOU for using canned mushrooms! :p
    We can’t all be great chefs like you taking the time to make gravy.
    So you named him tiny? That is so cute! I always luv your pictures and your food always looks like they taste so great!
    So, if we could rewind to the last 2 years, would you want to be my boyfriend? :D
    I could learn alot from you in cooking. And..I love to eat and you luv to cook! Right? :D

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    #571708
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    korbelicious, you impress me with your photography and cooking skills. wow. a guy who can cook is awesome! are you self-taught with the khmer dishes or do you consult with your family members? i use cambodian cookbooks and my memory of how things should taste from my mom’s cooking as references. everyone else’s contributions to this thread all look great too.

    #571714
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    Awww…thanks for your kind words. Photography is something I do for fun. I especially like food photography cuz I get to be the artist behind the camera and in front of the camera. When it comes to khmer food, I’m still learning. I ask mommy and friends for advice and tips. Once you cook something, you kinda remembers it for the next time. The cool thing about cooking is, once you know the basics, the rest is just about improvisation.

    [i]Originally posted by RetroMode[/i]
    korbelicious, you impress me with your photography and cooking skills. wow. a guy who can cook is awesome! are you self-taught with the khmer dishes or do you consult with your family members? i use cambodian cookbooks and my memory of how things should taste from my mom’s cooking as references. everyone else’s contributions to this thread all look great too.

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