Dill Pickle Cream Cheese Sandwich
Dill Pickle Cream Cheese Sandwich
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This sounds good, I make my own dill pickles, grow dill, and cream cheese is easily available, perfect. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 sandwiches 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 sandwiches 10 minutes
Dill Pickle Cream Cheese Sandwich
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This sounds good, I make my own dill pickles, grow dill, and cream cheese is easily available, perfect. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 sandwiches 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 sandwiches 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: sandwiches
Instructions
  1. Add the cream cheese to a mixing bowl, use a potato masher and mash up the cheese to make it nice and soft, set the masher aside.
  2. Use a sturdy spoon and fold in the pickles, juice, and dill until combined, season with salt and red pepper flakes as desired.
  3. Lay out two slices of bread, spread cream cheese on each slice, top with remaining slices of bread.
  4. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Caroline Cream cheese is about 120 Baht. For two sandwiches, this is about $1.90 per sandwich.

Shortcut: Fridge Dill Pickles.

Variants: 1. Serve on toast. 2. Use bagels in place of sliced bread.

Recipe provided by good friend, Patti Stone, and her recipe is here.
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Salmon Loaf
Salmon Loaf
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To me, this sounds good. This is a a steamed dish and there is also a sauce listed for this as well. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Salmon Loaf
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To me, this sounds good. This is a a steamed dish and there is also a sauce listed for this as well. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
For the Salmon Loaf
For the Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
Prepare the Salmon Loaf
  1. If using canned salmon, drain the liquid into a small bowl and set the bowl aside. If using fresh cooked, after you remove the salmon from the steamer, just set the steamer aside, some liquid in the pot may be used in the sauce.
  2. Heat your steamer, either a pot with water and a trivet or as I am going to use, a rice cooker with a steamer tray. Butter the heat proof dish you are going to use. (Make sure your dish fits the steamer method you are going to use.)
  3. Chop fine either the fresh cooked or canned salmon. Mix the butter into the fish.
  4. Mix together eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, and salt and pepper as desired.
  5. Mix the egg mixture into the fish, then add the mixture to your dish and when the steamer is hot, place the dish in the steamer for 1 hour. During this time, make sure you keep sufficient water in the steamer.
Prepare the Sauce
  1. Prepare the sauce about 10 minutes before the loaf is done steaming.
  2. In a small sauce pan, heat the milk to a boil. While the milk is heating, mix together the butter and corn starch in a small bowl. When the milk is at a boil, whisk in the butter mixture. Then whisk in a 1-2 tablespoons of the liquid from the salmon can or 1-2 tablespoons of liquid the fresh salmon was steamed on.
  3. Whisk in the beaten egg, sprinkle in a pinch of black pepper. Remove from heat.
  4. When the loaf is done, remove the dish from the steamer, pour off any water from a corner of the dish, then cover the dish with a plate and carefully invert the plate and dish together and lift off the dish leaving the loaf on the plate.
  5. Slice the loaf and pour the sauce over the slices, serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get salmon and determine how many fillets I need to make 2 cups cooked salmon. I will say High cost per serving for now.

Shortcuts: Steamed Salmon, Breadcrumbs.

Adapted from an internet recipe. 

Spinach, Cheese & Rice Casserole
Spinach, Cheese & Rice Casserole
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Sounds great, on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Spinach, Cheese & Rice Casserole
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Sounds great, on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F) and grease with butter a 7x11 baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the rice, butter, spinach, Cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, spring onion, garlic, milk, and eggs, season with salt and pepper as desired.
  3. Pour into the baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, uncovered, then optionally top with Mozzarella cheese and bake for 5 more minutes.
  5. Let casserole rest for 5 minutes (there is a lot of hot cheese in there), then serve as a light main dish or as a side dish with say, chicken or fish. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Figure 180 Baht for the Cheddar, 90 Baht for the Parmesan, and 90 Baht for the Mozzarella. For 6 servings, this is about $1.88 per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Cheesy Chicken with Mushrooms
Cheesy Chicken with Mushrooms
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This sounds really good! Chicken and cheese, perfect! On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Cheesy Chicken with Mushrooms
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This sounds really good! Chicken and cheese, perfect! On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F), get out a 9x13 baking dish. Spread half of the sliced mushrooms in the bottom of the dish.
  2. Place the eggs and breadcrumbs in two separate bowls, you are making an assembly line for the chicken.
  3. Heat a large non stick and 2 tablespoons of the butter. Now place a chicken breast in the egg, then into the breadcrumbs patting them on as well, add the chicken to the hot pan and cook to golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes, not looking to cook the chicken through, just good and golden brown. Work in batches until all the chicken is browned, using additional butter as needed.
  4. As the chicken is browned, place on top of the mushrooms in the baking dish. Add the remaining mushrooms on top of the chicken, then top with the cheese.
  5. Pour the broth into the pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown up and the chicken cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes, serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

One kilo of chicken breasts will cost about 60 Baht. The cheese will cost about 180 Baht for 250 grams. For 4 servings, this is about $1.90 per serving.

Shortcut: Italian Bread Crumbs.

This recipe is for Cheesy Chicken with Mushrooms is provided by Brown Eyed Baker.

“I Don’t Care” Casserole
"I Don't Care" Casserole
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Have you ever been willing to cook for your family and asked what would you like? Normally if the response is "I don't care" then I cook something for myself and let the rest fend for themselves. This recipe seems like a good alternative and sounds tasty as well. Original recipe listed Velvetta cheese, which is basically plastic, I changed this up to use real cheese. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
"I Don't Care" Casserole
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Have you ever been willing to cook for your family and asked what would you like? Normally if the response is "I don't care" then I cook something for myself and let the rest fend for themselves. This recipe seems like a good alternative and sounds tasty as well. Original recipe listed Velvetta cheese, which is basically plastic, I changed this up to use real cheese. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F), get out a baking dish (I will verify the size when I make this).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients, pour into your baking dish.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the top is starting to brown.
  4. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes, serve to your ungrateful family 😉
  5. Maybe next time when you ask, they will be more specific. Now if you ask what would you like for dinner and the family says "Kobe beef, Maine lobsters, and King crab" then fix this casserole, they will learn 😉
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get ham again, right now I will say high cost and will calculate this after I gather the supplies.

Shortcut: Condensed Cheese Soup.

Variants: 1. Substitute ham for cooked and cubed chicken or turkey. 2. Omit the meat and just make a vegetable casserole.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Ham Loaf
Ham Loaf
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This sounds interesting, next time in the city, if I get over to Makro I will pick up some ham to make this with.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
90 minutes
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This sounds interesting, next time in the city, if I get over to Makro I will pick up some ham to make this with.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
90 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F) and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the pork, ham, eggs, bread crumbs, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix together well then place into the prepared baking dish and shape into a loaf.
  3. Bake for 90 minutes.
  4. While the ham loaf is baking, go ahead and mix together the topping. In a bowl, add the brown sugar, mustard, and vinegar and mix well. During the last 15 minutes of baking, pour the topping over the loaf and continue baking for the remainder of the time.
  5. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing, serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this next time I pick up some ham in the city. I will say high cost for now.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Shrimp Spaghetti Carbonara
Shrimp Spaghetti Carbonara
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I made this last night for dinner, 20 Dec 2017, but not worthy of a photo since the eggs did scramble. The flavor was excellent, just not a nice presentation so I will certainly be making this again, one to get the technique mastered to mix in the egg and cheese, and two, to get photos.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Shrimp Spaghetti Carbonara
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I made this last night for dinner, 20 Dec 2017, but not worthy of a photo since the eggs did scramble. The flavor was excellent, just not a nice presentation so I will certainly be making this again, one to get the technique mastered to mix in the egg and cheese, and two, to get photos.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil then cook the spaghetti until just tender. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water, leave the spaghetti in the pot and set aside.
  2. While the water is getting hot for the spaghetti, in a mixing bowl mix together the cheese, eggs, and yolks with a fork or whisk. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Set this aside and finish up the spaghetti 😉
  3. Heat a large non stick skillet on medium heat and when hot, add the bacon and cook until crispy then remove to a bowl, leaving the fat in the pan. and add 1/4 cup of the pasta water you reserved.
  4. Add the shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper as desired. Cook until the shrimp are all pink, turn often.
  5. Now drain the pasta and add to the pan with the shrimp, use tongs to combine the shrimp and pasta. Once mixed well, toss the parsley into the pasta.
  6. Working quickly, now stir in the egg and cheese mixture and use tongs to quickly toss to coat the spaghetti, double fist two sets of tongs, work fast to prevent the egg from scrambling. Add additional pasta water as needed to make a creamy sauce. Just before serving, toss the bacon in.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with additional parsley, cheese, and pepper.
Recipe Notes

Large white shrimp from Tesco will cost about 150 Baht/500 grams. The cheese about 170 Baht. Bacon prices vary greatly, on average, figure about 150 Baht/250 grams. For 4 servings, this is about $3.46 per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pizza Pasta
Pizza Pasta
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This sounds really good, and is an original recipe from a friend, I look forward to making this. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Pizza Pasta
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This sounds really good, and is an original recipe from a friend, I look forward to making this. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 220 C (425 F).
  2. Heat a pot of salted water to a boil, then add the pasta and cook that until just tender, drain well (let cool for a few minutes before adding to a Pyrex dish) pour into a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. While the water is heating for the pasta, heat a large non stick pan and add the sausage and break it with a spatula as you cook it, add some chopped up pepperoni slice if want and add to the pan as well, as much as you like. When cooked through, do not drain, just pour into the baking dish and mix with the pasta until "all the pasta is coated with the yummy meatiness." (Author's words, very cool!)
  4. Add the pasta sauce and mix together, now add the pizza cheese blend and mix that in. Once mixed, smooth out the top evenly, top with Mozzarella, then a layer of pepperoni slices.
  5. Bake until bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and let rest for a few minutes, you have a bubbly dish of cheese lava, you are just cooling it a bit before serving.
  6. Serve. Garlic bread would be a great side dish.
Recipe Notes

The sausage if you make yourself, about 45 Baht. The cheeses will cost about 175 Baht for the pizza cheese blend, and 140 Baht for the Mozzarella. For 6 servings, this is about $1.77 per serving.

Shortcuts: Italian Sausage, Pasta Sauce.

Variants: 1. Easy, anything you like on a pizza. The author, Amy, says diced green bell pepper and sliced mushrooms is a very good addition. 2. To make this leaner, use chicken sausage.

Original recipe and photo, provided by good friend, Amy Weckerly Shanks, and the original recipe is here.

White Cut Chicken (Chinese Poached Chicken)
White Cut Chicken (Chinese Poached Chicken)
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This is a Cantonese poached chicken that is served cold with a Spring Onion & Ginger Oil dipping sauce. The 'White' part of the name comes from meaning plain, as in minimal ingredients. The 'Cut' part comes from meaning the while chicken is simply cut into pieces with a cleaver, not separated at the joints like in the western part of the world. This sounds absolutely delicious for a lunch or light dinner.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
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This is a Cantonese poached chicken that is served cold with a Spring Onion & Ginger Oil dipping sauce. The 'White' part of the name comes from meaning plain, as in minimal ingredients. The 'Cut' part comes from meaning the while chicken is simply cut into pieces with a cleaver, not separated at the joints like in the western part of the world. This sounds absolutely delicious for a lunch or light dinner.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
For the Chicken
For the Spring Onion & Ginger Oil Dipping Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Remove the head and feet from the chicken, rinse it inside and out and place in a large pot. Add the spring onion, ginger, peppercorns, and cooking wine.
  2. Add water to the pot to just cover the chicken. Bring to a boil and hold that for 8 minutes (a few minutes longer if you have a larger chicken), then turn off heat, leave on the burner, and cover for 20 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl fill with cold water and ice, remove the chicken from the pot, set the pot and broth aside, and place in the ice water and soak for several minutes, turning it often to ensure the chicken is completely cooled. Remove and drain residual water, place on a cutting board and brush the skin with sesame oil.
  4. To cut the chicken, use of a large cleaver is highly recommended as the weight of the knife is helpful. The chicken has to be completely cooled in order to cut to get smooth edges. Basically remove the legs at the thigh joint, then cut each thigh from the leg, then cut each leg in half. Remove the wings and separate each wing at the joints. Cut the remaining chicken in half, cut each half into large pieces.
For the Spring Onion & Ginger Oil Dipping Sauce
  1. In a small heat proof bowl, mix together the ginger, chopped spring onion greens. and coriander.
  2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan or wok, and the spring onion whites when the oil is hot and saute until the whites are just starting to brown and they are aromatic.
  3. Pour the hot oil into the bowl with the other ingredients and mix. Add two tablespoons of broth from the pot the chicken was in. Season with a pinch of salt or to taste and mix well.
  4. Serve the dipping sauce as a side for the chicken, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I cannot really remember what a whole chicken in the market costs, I think 150 or 200 Baht. Going with 200 Baht, 2 servings is about $2.95 per serving, which I think may be on the high side. I will verify price and servings when I make this.

This recipe for White Cut Chicken (Chinese Poached Chicken) is from China Sichuan Food.

Cajun Chicken & Sausage Pasta
Cajun Chicken & Sausage Pasta
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This is from a good friend and sounds absolutely delicious. On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Cajun Chicken & Sausage Pasta
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This is from a good friend and sounds absolutely delicious. On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
For the Chicken Seasoning
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Slice the Andouille sausage in half lengthwise and slice half moons 1/4 inch thick. For regular pork or beef sausage, just slice 1/4 inch thick. Set aside.
  2. In a large non stick pan, heat a splash of olive oil, when hot, add the cubed chicken and season with the Chicken Seasoning spices to taste, just a bit of each spice will do. Lightly brown the chicken, no need to cook through, over cooked chicken = tough chicken. When lightly browned, remove from the pan to a large bowl and set aside. If there is water in the pan, pour that off.
  3. Same pan, add the sausage and brown that up, remove from the pan and add to the bowl with the chicken and set aside.
  4. Same pan, add the bell peppers, saute for about 5 minutes then add the garlic and shallots. Saute for about 15 minutes or until the bell peppers are just softened yet still crunchy. If using the the optional mushrooms, add those now and saute to just soften them. Remove from heat and set aside. Now follow either Method 1 or Method 2 for the final preparation.
Method 1
  1. In a large pot, add the stock, cream, chicken and sausage, bell peppers from the pan, and the pasta. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes uncovered, to reduce the liquid amount, stirring often.
  2. Stir in the spring onion and Parmesan, simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve and enjoy.
Method 2
  1. In a pot heat the stock to boiling and cook the pasta until tender. Drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, add the sausage and chicken to the pan with the bell peppers, use low heat and just heat everything through.
  3. Add the drained pasta to the pan and mix together well, then add the cream and just simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

The chicken will cost between 30 and 60 Baht, 500 grams/1 kilo, and the sausage, going with Cumberland, 750 grams is about 267 Baht. For 6 servings, this is about $1.60 per serving.

Recipe and photo provided courtesy of good friend, Anthony Ramirez.
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