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41. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

I love seeing a bunch of people have memories of mom's cooking. Personally, my mom does a crock pot chicken with rosemary and wild rice and a bunch of veggies. She made this for me for my last meal before I left and I swear I still think about it as one of my favorite meals ever. I think its the little bit of TLC that she threw in there.

So does anyone else have a favorite meal that mom makes (or used to)?

P.S. Can't believe that nobody likes mushrooms! Well, its taken me a while to like them but once I got to try so many different kinds, well ... definitely developed a taste for them. Oh well, 'shrooms were a dud.

42. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

My Mom isn't the best cook in the world... in fact, I detested chicken until I was about 6 and we went out to a local Rotisserie (I kicked and screamed that I didn't want to go) and discovered to my surprise and delight that chicken wasn't supposed to be fatty and stringy.

However! My mother makes THE best cabbage soup I've ever tasted. She starts by frying up bits of ham, then adding tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and whatever other vegetables are available. Then she adds chicken stock, leftover water from boiled vegetables, chopped cabbage, and the odd leftover stock bone. She tops it up with spices, salt and pepper, and lord knows what else... No matter what she puts in it, it always tastes about the same and it's always delicious.

Mmm... makes me want some now...

43. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

Argentinian food is the best (my opinion)!!

I'm not a meat lover here in Canada, but when I'm over there, I have no choice but to enjoy BBQ: la parilla argentina ie: all sort of beef pieces (sometimes the entire animal) grilled during hours... very tasty.

Otherwise, what I do enjoy baking too are empanadas, sort of mini pies that you stuff with anything from veggies to meat *of course*. My favorites: empanada de carne (ground meat, chopped onions, sliced green olives, dried raisins, sweet red pepper, salt& pepper), empanadas de humita (corn, chopped onions, mozzarella, salt& pepper), empanadas 'de mi tía' -that my aunt special invention- (unpitted dried prun rolled in bacon with mozzarella, salt&pepper!)... delicious! The only problem is that they take hours to prepare, but so little time to eat!!

Oh, it makes me hungry...

For dessert, plenty of choice, I go for alfajores de dulce de leche... And drink mate during hours to digest correctly.

Aaaah, is this heaven?

44. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

Just for CC - Hopefully Lance will make one of the secret ingredients in the Foodie thread CHOCOLATE and then you can post your favorite recipes - which I'm sure will include:

appetizer: chocolate chip cookies
main course: red fudge chocolate cake
dessert: mint chocolate chip ice cream with sliced frozen chocolate covered bananas and smothered in Van de Mint chocolate liqueur

Get out of my head woman!
;)
Your the best! :*

45. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Gotta admit that my mom wasn't the best, either. I don't think she'll everv find this site so I can admit it. In fact, I detested canned peaches and peaches until about 5 or 6 years ago. I used to picture them as little slugs on the plate. Isn't that awful - so many nights without dessert!

46. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

My favorites: empanada de carne (ground meat, chopped onions, sliced green olives, dried raisins, sweet red pepper, salt& pepper), empanadas de humita (corn, chopped onions, mozzarella, salt& pepper), empanadas 'de mi tía' -that my aunt special invention- (unpitted dried prun rolled in bacon with mozzarella, salt&pepper!)... delicious! The only problem is that they take hours to prepare, but so little time to eat!!

Those sound so awesome. I've made the empanadas before and yeah, they are a bit of a pain in the butt but so worth it. I'd love to try the ones with the dried prunes! YUMMY!

47. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

Quoting IronChef

P.S. Can't believe that nobody likes mushrooms! Well, its taken me a while to like them but once I got to try so many different kinds, well ... definitely developed a taste for them. Oh well, 'shrooms were a dud.

I so love mushrooms!!! Had the most lovely mushroom pie the other day... mmmm...

By the way, I think Cupcake isn't half as addicted to chocolate as I am. I'm serious, I'm really really bad!!! I have chocolate every day, without exceptions. My favourite meal is dark chocolate with a glass of red wine...

Noemagosa, do you think it is possible for me as a vegetarian to go to Argentina without starving to death? I'm a bit worried...

//Susanna

48. Posted by flynn (Inactive 140 posts) 11y

kinda baffled ...

does nobody else loves a thali???

puzzled flynn

49. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting IronChef

Gotta admit that my mom wasn't the best, either. I don't think she'll everv find this site so I can admit it. In fact, I detested canned peaches and peaches until about 5 or 6 years ago. I used to picture them as little slugs on the plate. Isn't that awful - so many nights without dessert!

One of my mom's favorites for an alternative to a salad with dinner:
placing canned peach halves on a piece of iceberg lettuce and filling the peach with cottage cheese.

Canned peaches are still bad and I have a hard time eating cottage cheese unless you mix it with ketchup (without the peaches).

50. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

Quoting IronChef

My favorites: empanada de carne (ground meat, chopped onions, sliced green olives, dried raisins, sweet red pepper, salt& pepper), empanadas de humita (corn, chopped onions, mozzarella, salt& pepper), empanadas 'de mi tía' -that my aunt special invention- (unpitted dried prun rolled in bacon with mozzarella, salt&pepper!)... delicious! The only problem is that they take hours to prepare, but so little time to eat!!

Those sound so awesome. I've made the empanadas before and yeah, they are a bit of a pain in the butt but so worth it. I'd love to try the ones with the dried prunes! YUMMY!

HOW COULD I FORGET!! The omnipresent ingredient: origano & tyme (and in my case I always add basilic). YUMMY!!

Quoting snatterand

Noemagosa, do you think it is possible for me as a vegetarian to go to Argentina without starving to death? I'm a bit worried...

Don't worry, you will convert! BUA HA HA HA HAHAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaa!