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Keltin 12-05-2010 02:14 PM

Franken-Pantry X
 
Ok, it’s Sunday, and time to move on to the next Pantry. Franken-Pantry IX was fun and can be found here:

http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16913

Let's move on to Franken-Pantry X!

For now, we are still allowing members to post multiple times, but not in a row. See Rule #2 please.

The “Wild Card” is still in play and up for grabs if someone wants to enter it. See Rule #3 please.

The first order of business is to stock the Pantry with 10 ingredients. So each person should post an ingredient that goes into the Pantry. Once there are 10 ingredients, the Pantry is full, and cooking can commence.

And, we have a 5 item Spice Rack to fill.

The Rules

1. Salt, Pepper, Water, and Oil are staples and considered stove-top items and are always available and need not be suggested. You are free to use those 4 items no matter what is in the Pantry.

2. You can post multiple times, but not in a row. If you post an ingredient, you have to wait until someone else posts another ingredient before you can post again. If the Spice Rack is still open, you are allowed to post multiple times to it, but again, not in a row.

3. It is possible for each Pantry (from here forward) to have a Wild Card if someone suggests it as an item. Once it has been added, that’s it; only one Wild Card per Pantry. A Wild Card is just that, a singular item you can pick of your choice. So if you’re cooking from a Pantry with a Wild Card, and there is no flour, but you really need it for your dish, then the Wild Card becomes flour for you.

The Wild Card is a singular ingredient, but can be different for each recipe/meal/entry you cook and post. So if you do meat and gravy and need flour, Wild Card = Flour for that recipe. Then a day or two later you make a quiche and you need eggs, then the Wild Card = Eggs for that particular recipe.

Note that the Wild Card is always a singular ingredient of your choice per recipe/meal that you post and enter to the Pantry. So you can't post a meal/entry with multiple Wild Cards such as saying you used a Wild Card of flour for the "Gravy Smothered Cube Steaks", and then you also used a new Wild Card of Pasta for the side dish of Grown Up Mac & Cheese in the same meal/entry. So while you did make two recipes for the meal (Meat Recipe and Side Recipe) you aren't allowed to use two Wild Cards in the same meal/entry. One Wild Card per posted recipe/entry/meal.

A Pantry will only have a Wild Card IF someone suggests it for their turn. If it is not suggested, then it does not exist in that Pantry. If you use the Wild Card, please include what the Wild Card was for you in the write up of your dish.

4. Spice Rack! There is a 5 slot Spice Rack in the Pantry. Naturally, it has to be filled. As always, members are only allowed one post per Pantry - BUT, if the Spice Rack is not full, then you can also add something to it as well. For example: Bread - Cumin. That is a Pantry entry of Bread, and a Spice Rack entry of Cumin. The first 5 members to post a spice are counted - once we have 5 spices in the rack, the Spice Rack is full.

5. About the Spice Rack - Any “spice” is acceptable as long as it is a verified product, spice, or herb. For example: McCormick’s Italian Seasoning, or Seasoned Salt, or Creole Seasoning. Those are all blends, but they are also a singular and unified product. If you mean for a blend to be included, please include Brand & Product name. While everyone may not be able to find that particular brand name, we may be able to find a store brand alternative - and that is acceptable as long as the mix is the same. Sorry - but if someone posts Italian Seasoning, then you have to use a jar of Italian Seasoning (labeled clearly on the product). You can’t deconstruct it and use fresh Basil, Oregano, and Thyme. You have to use the BLEND spice that was posted. Hopefully, we’ll all post things that others can find, but, up until now, all we had was Salt & Pepper unless specifically posted, and we’ve done exceptionally well!

6. You can post items that were posted in previous Franken-Pantries.

7. Derivatives of an item can not be used, but can be made for use. For example, if wine is listed, you can’t just use “wine vinegar”. If cream is listed, you can’t just use butter, but you can MAKE butter or vinegar if you like.

8. Once 10 items have been posted, the Pantry will be locked and recipes can be made using as many or as few of the items from the 10 in the Pantry. But, other than the 4 staples (Salt, Pepper, Water, & Oil), you can ONLY use items in the Pantry. So if flour isn't listed, then you can't use it. Same goes for spices, if Cumin or Thyme aren’t listed, then you can't use them.

9. This mysterious Pantry has a walk-in cooler, so perishables like beef, chicken, crab, fish, milk, eggs, cream, butter, etc, can be posted.

10. Entries can be “open” or “restricted”. If you post “openly” such as beef, pork, chicken, fish, shellfish, etc, all cuts are assumed available. Open entries are something of an Iron Chef category, so if multiple versions of an item exist, they will be in the Pantry. Alternatively, you CAN post restrictively such as “crab” or “steak”, but the Pantry would be more accessible if you instead posted openly such as “crustacean” or “beef” - something to think about and it’s ultimately up to you.

11. Each “open” Pantry entry is something of a category unto itself. For example, if onion is posted, then any onion will be available: red, yellow, Vidalia, Spanish, pearl, shallot, scallion, etc. Imagine the pantry as an Iron Chef type room. In the spot where potatoes (open entry) are stored, all potatoes are there, Idaho, Russet, Red, Fingerling, Dried Potato Flakes, etc. But NOT sweet potatoes as that is a different animal (in a savory sense).

12. If you mean for an item to be restrictive, then please make note of that such as “Idaho Potato (restricted)” or “Chuck Roast (restricted)”. In doing that, the entry is limited to only Idaho Potatoes and no other kind of potato, and only Chuck Roast will be available, but no other cut of beef. If you don’t specifically list “restricted” in your entry, then the entry will be assumed open if multiple variations are available.

13. There's really no time limit for cooking from a Franken-Pantry. If you get around to making something, then post what you did. A month from now, someone may bump into this thread and want to cook from this pantry, so go ahead.

14. Cooking method is entirely up to you. Grill it, bake it, steam it, boil it, microwave it, serve it raw, etc.

15. Each Franken-Pantry is a stand alone Pantry. You can revisit any previous thread and cook something in THAT Pantry, but you can not bring items from one Pantry to another.

16. It's just for fun! That is the reason each open entry includes all variations of the entry such as “potato” means all potatoes, and “beef” means all cuts of beef. While Franken-Pantry is restrictive to 10 ingredients, it still strives to be approachable while also challenging you to put your thinking cap on.

So, start posting the ingredients you want or need in this Franken-Pantry. Don’t forget that if the Spice Rack is open, you can add a spice to it!! I’ll start off, but I will not post a spice. The Spice Rack is fully open with 5 slots.

Please note that the addition of the spice rack does not nullify the staples. Salt, Pepper, Water, and Oil are always available no matter what is in the Pantry or Spice Rack.


I’ll start off with Bottled Salad Dressing. That’s an open entry, and all brands, types, etc, of bottled store-bought salad dressings are valid.

Franken-Pantry X

---- Staples ----
1. Water
2. Oil
3. Salt
4. Pepper

---- Pantry ----

1. Bottled Salad Dressing
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

---- Spice Rack ----
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

mhend 12-05-2010 03:30 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Rice
Ginger

MexicoKaren 12-05-2010 05:15 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Wild card, please. And let's add some chile powder to the spice rack.

Keltin 12-05-2010 05:19 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Franken-Pantry X

---- Staples ----
1. Water
2. Oil
3. Salt
4. Pepper

---- Pantry ----

1. Bottled Salad Dressing
2. Rice
3. *Wild Card*
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

---- Spice Rack ----
1. Ginger
2. Chile Powder
3.
4.
5.

Keltin 12-05-2010 09:50 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Adding Broccoli & Paprika!


Franken-Pantry X

---- Staples ----
1. Water
2. Oil
3. Salt
4. Pepper

---- Pantry ----

1. Bottled Salad Dressing
2. Rice
3. *Wild Card*
4. Broccoli
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

---- Spice Rack ----
1. Ginger
2. Chile Powder
3. Paprika
4.
5.

mhend 12-06-2010 12:20 AM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Beef
Cinnamon

Mama 12-06-2010 12:28 AM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Mushrooms
Onion powder

Cooksie 12-06-2010 09:12 AM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Onions

lilbopeep 12-06-2010 09:20 AM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Franken-Pantry X

---- Staples ----

1. Water
2. Oil
3. Salt
4. Pepper

---- Pantry ----

1. Bottled Salad Dressing
2. Rice
3. *Wild Card*
4. Broccoli
5. Beef
6. Mushrooms
7. Onions
8. Bouillion or broth
9.
10.

---- Spice Rack ----

1. Ginger
2. Chile Powder
3. Paprika
4. Cinnamon
5. Onion Powder

MexicoKaren 12-06-2010 09:58 AM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Garlic, anyone?

SilverSage 12-06-2010 10:27 AM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
wine

LETHAL GTS 12-06-2010 11:10 AM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
sesame seed
Never mind, I see that the pantry is full.

MexicoKaren 12-06-2010 11:24 AM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Oh, I can see where you're going with the sesame seed, LTGS. It would have been a great addition, but we can use it as a wild card...

LETHAL GTS 12-06-2010 12:16 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
That is true...

lilbopeep 12-06-2010 02:25 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Pantry is full!!

Franken-Pantry X

---- Staples ----

1. Water
2. Oil
3. Salt
4. Pepper

---- Pantry ----

1. Bottled Salad Dressing
2. Rice
3. *Wild Card*
4. Broccoli
5. Beef
6. Mushrooms
7. Onions
8. Bouillion or broth
9. Garlic
10.Wine

---- Spice Rack ----

1. Ginger
2. Chile Powder
3. Paprika
4. Cinnamon
5. Onion Powder

lilbopeep 12-06-2010 02:28 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Every week I want to do this and every week I get static from the peanut gallery!! LOL

I have planned a meal almost every week and either something comes up, someone "I'm not gonna eat that", or I make the meal only to discover afterwards that there is ONE extra ingredient!!

BUT I can always go back as the Pantry has no expiration.

MexicoKaren 12-06-2010 02:34 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Would it work to just go ahead and make dinner, Peeps? Don't ask anyone's permission. Just make the dinner, put it on the table and smile, "Here's your dinner! Prepared with love."

Keltin 12-06-2010 02:43 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Wow, that's a good looking Pantry! Awesome job everyone, I can't wait to cook from it!! :clap:

lilbopeep 12-06-2010 02:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MexicoKaren (Post 210682)
Would it work to just go ahead and make dinner, Peeps? Don't ask anyone's permission. Just make the dinner, put it on the table and smile, "Here's your dinner! Prepared with love."

Not really Karen because I just can't handle the crap and the wasted food. Years ago when the girls were little they ate what I put on the table. I REFUSE to cook seperate meals for each person. My older girl helps me cook (I am trying to teach her) and SHE is the one who mostly gives me crap. NOT that she doesn't like things, shes more picky about how its cooked or whats going with it etc. Hub is set in his tastes, younger girl is adventurous but gets cranky and stubborn sometimes.

LETHAL GTS 12-06-2010 02:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lilbopeep (Post 210686)
Not really Karen because I just can't handle the crap and the wasted food. Years ago when the girls were little they ate what I put on the table. I REFUSE to cook seperate meals for each person. My older girl helps me cook (I am trying to teach her) and SHE is the one who mostly gives me crap. NOT that she doesn't like things, shes more picky about how its cooked or whats going with it etc. Hub is set in his tastes, younger girl is adventurous but gets cranky and stubborn sometimes.

Sounds perfectly normal to me LOL

lilbopeep 12-06-2010 02:53 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
I know but I have to ask - Can the ginger be fresh OR powdered/ground?

Keltin 12-06-2010 02:56 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lilbopeep (Post 210689)
I know but I have to ask - Can the ginger be fresh OR powdered/ground?

Either. Any incarnation of ginger is acceptable.

Cooksie 12-06-2010 05:00 PM

Re: Franken-Pantry X
 
I'm liking this pantry :idea:.

Keltin 12-06-2010 11:57 PM

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I call this:

Keltinís Home-style Beef and Broccoli

I took a smallish Top Sirloin roast and cut it into chunks.

I then coated the chunks in a mixture of Flour, Paprika, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Salt, and Pepper.

In a large skillet, I browned the floured meat and then deglazed with red wine.

To that I added Beef Stock (from Bouillon) and simmered covered for 45 minutes.

While that was working, I cooked some rice in beef bouillon and set aside.

After 45 minutes, I added chopped onion, diced garlic, broccoli, and mushrooms to the beef mixture. I let that cook down for 10 minutes. I then added 1/4 cup Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing, killed the heat, mixed well, and covered it to sit for 5 minutes.

For plating, I formed the rice in a dome shape. I spooned the beef mixture about it, then sprinkled on chopped chives (onion) for garnish.

lilbopeep 12-07-2010 08:35 AM

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Keltin that looks great. Did the buttermilk dressing add a nice tang?


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