Munching On Memories

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Nibbling Down Memory Lane


Recently, a bunch of my friends from a few thousand years ago (Me: Old Mansy, remember?) and I were talking about when we all worked together in the restaurants, of Cape Cod. The topic got around to a contest we all remembered... Create A Recipe!

Above: Sautéed Mushrooms, and Steak Tips!

At the time, most of us were rather young, and, so, we didn't have the skills yet, to really get around to creating a recipe. but one of us did... he Created this Sautéed Mushroom recipe.

Butter, Butter, and more butter.

The Steak tips are fairly straight forward: Sirloin Tip meat, cut into cubes, about 2 inches or so, roughly. (7-10cm) Seasoned with some cracked Pepper, Sea Salt, some oregano, and a touch of thyme. Onto the grille they go, to a nice rare/medium rare. Any more and you are completely doing it wrong. Mic Drop.




Above: in my head, I know the recipe for 5 pounds (about 2 and a half kilos), so, I will give you the ingredients, for estimating a 1 pound mushroom sauté. half Pound butter, (1/4 kilo), sea salt, cracked pepper, half cup of white wine, a decent splash, like table spoon of Worcestershire Sauce, a teaspoon of orange juice
Below: Added the mushrooms, and a splash of Worcestershire for good measure

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I have great memories, and some life long friends from 40 years ago, working in kitchens. Some close relationships, come and gone, and some disasters, too. Some good and bad nightmares, and of course lots of inside jokes and laughs...

This is one of my favorite recipes that one of the staff, not the kitchen, came up with. And very few, if any, good memories, of Bob. Except his mushroom talents.

I am curious, Do you have a favorite recipe? Who taught you to cook?



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Love the pic of two sticks butter in pan. Any recipe that starts there has to taste great 😋 We have been making pizzas lately. Crust from scratch. Foraged mushrooms when we can get them and as many ingredients as possible from garden. My son taught me the dough which he learned from a guy he works with at an orchard. btw steak tips and sauteed mushrooms is now on our list of things we need to cook 👍

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sounds like your son has a good head on his shoulders!
I have been cheating lately and buying some store bought dough for pizzas... but I need to get back into making it from scratch

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 125 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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a family favourite was a dish called Apple Cinnamon Spareribs. In addition to ribs, the dish uses apples and sweet potatoes. My mother found the recipe in a magazine at a doc's office. I haven't made it in ages.

My mother taught me the basics and then I grew from there. Her style of cooking and mine became very different.

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