The Kezele Weekly Food Report Archive!!!

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April 14th, 2010
Fiaker Goulash
with Whole Wheat Couscous and Potato

April 5th, 2010
Eggplant Parmesan
I got (stole) the idea for this from the cafeteria at my last job. They don't give out recipes, so I had to make it up myself.

1 Eggplant 1 Tomato
1 Egg
~ 1/4 cup Milk
Bread Cumbs of some Sort
Tomato Sauce, Oregano for Ganish

Slice the Eggplant into ~1/4 inch slices. Toss with salt and let sit in a colander for a couple of hours or so

Mix Egg and Milk. Slice the Mozzerella and Tomato into 1/4 inch slicers. Now layer like this: Eggplant, Mozzerella, Tomato, a few shavings Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Eggplant. Dip in Egg/Milk mixture, dip in Bread Crumbs, and place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 for ~ 10 min. Garnish with tomato sauce, fresh oregano, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

About the Tomato Sauce, any will do. What I do is take a small sauce pan and heat a bit of oil and lots of garlic. Then I take a can of S&W Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes, train then, and put them in with the garlic. I heat it for a while, then have at it for a bit with the stick blender.

April 1st, 2010
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Herb Garlic Toast

1 Bunch Asparagus (How much is this, um, ~12 medium stalks, ya know, how they sell it at the supermarket.)
1 Carrot
1 Stalk Celery
1/2 Onion
1/4 Cup Butter
1 Tsp Salt
2 cups Whole Milk
Pepper and Nuoc Mam to taste.
Green Onion and Parmigiano-Reggiano for Garnish

Melt butter in your soup pot at low heat. While the Butter is melting Finely Dice the Carrrot, Celery, and Onion. Add salt and diced Vegetable to Butter and cool slowly at low heat.

While Vegetables are cooking, clean Asparagus well, chop into thirds and steam using 1/2 cup water.

(Did you know that thing they tell you on TV about triming Asparagus by snapping it is total BS? It's true! The woodiness in the bottom third of an Asparagus spear is just on the outside. What you do is trim off the dry bit on the bottom of the spear. Then you just use a Vegetable peeler to take of the skin on the bottom third. The bottom third is yummie and sweet, sort of how I would immagine White Asparagus to taste. Not that I would buy any. Don't get me started....)

Ok, where was I....Ok, you've steamed the Asparagus. It takes about 7 min. Remove the asparagus and save the tops. Put the rest of the asparagus into the soup pot with the vegetables. The water you steamed the Asparagus in has a nice green color and a bit of Asparagus aroma. Throw it in the soup pot. Then add the 2 Cups Whole Milk. Let the soup simmer for about 10 min...or until all the Vegetables are reasonably soft. Now, have at it with your Stick Blender. Blend until the soup is a nice creamy consistency. Now add Pepper and Nouc Mam to taste.

Simmer the Soup until its ready to serve. When serving garnish with chopped Green Onion and big shavings of Parmiginano-Reggiano. Use big shavings so you can pile the Cheese in a dramatic form!

Garlic Toast:
Two slices White Sandwich Bread
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Clove Minced Garlic
1 Tsp Italian Seasoning

Mash Butter, Garlic, and Italian Seasoning together. Spread on Sandwich Bread. Heat in Toast-R-Oven or under your broiler until its bubbly and brown on the edges. Don't walk away while you are doing this, keep watching it! It won't take long and is easy to burn the toast!

March 20, 2010
Bacon Wrapped Baked Halibut
Green Salad
This did not work as well as it could have, I had to bake it so long to get the bacon cooked that the Halibut was a bit (just a bit) over cooked. Next time I'll use direct heat; so the broiler, or gill it. And use more bacon.

March 5, 2010
Salmon Fried Rice with Asparagus
Ok, so what happened is that I made a Vietnamese Dish called Ca Kho out of Salmon. It involves frying the fish in caramelized sugar and then adding water and braising it. It's normally made out of Catfish. I made it earlier with Farmed Trout and it turned out perfect. I made it whith this salmon and I over cooked it and dryed it out. So I salvaged this dish by putting it in this fried rice

March 28, 2008
Baked Catfish with Sauce Bechamel
Egg Noodles

March 24, 2008
Asparagus Risotto
Miller High Life
Miller Brewing Co
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 8, 2008
High Tea
This was made by my Wife

Valentine's Day

Febuary 14, 2008
Apple with Prosciutto
Butternut Squash Tortellini
Green Salad with Basalmic Vinagrete
Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes

January 20, 2008
Bagel with Lox, Onions, and Cream Cheese
Thomas Kemper Vanilla Cream Soda
Thomas Kemper Soda Company
Seattle, WA

Christmas Dinner

Beef Rib Roast with Gravy
Yorkshire Pudding
Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Carrots & Rhudabega
Beef & Broccoli Picked Asparagus
Dinner Roll
Louis Bernard 2006 Pinot Noir

December 22, 2007
Beef Shepherd's Pie
Chinese Broccoli
2005 Merlot
Le Faux Frog, France

October 29, 2007
Butternut Squash Soup
Whole Wheat Bread
Black Butte Porter
Deschutes Brewery
Bend, Oregon

October 01, 2007
Chicken Cucumber Gyros
Miller High Life
Miller Brewing Co
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 29, 2007
Top: Spam Sandwich in Kim's Fashion
Grilled Onions and BBQ Sauce
Bottom: Spam Sandwich in Phillip's Fashion
Cheddar Cheese, Tomato, and Yellow Mustard on Toasted White Bread

September 15, 2007
Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich on Toasted White Bread

September 5, 2007
Canh Rau Dai
Tm Kho
Medium Grain Rice
Cucumber & Cherry Tomato
Nước Chám

August 10, 2007
Baked Chinook Salmon
Egg Cabbage
Farfalle with Carrots

July 28, 20076
Chicken Parmesan
Broccoli and Carrots Vietnamese
Medium Grain Rice

June 14, 2007
Cheddar and Swiss Omlette
Spinage Salad with oil-vinagar-bacon dressing

March 28, 2007
Salmon Shioyaki
Medium Grain Rice with Furike

April 20, 2007
Baked Farmed Trout
Wild Rice Risotto
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pabst Brewing Comapany, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 10, 2007
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Hogue Late Harvest Riesling, 2005
Hogue Cellars
Prosser, Washington

April 8, 2007
Hot Cross Buns

April 5, 2007
Acorn Squash
Kidney Beans with Kezele House Dressing
Montary Jack Cheese
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pabst Brewing Comapany, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 4, 2007
Pot Roast with Gravy
Mashed Potatoes

April 2, 2007
Vietnamese Style Pork Chop
Vietnamese Style Kohlrabi
Medium Grain Rice
Fried Egg
Bridgeport IPA

March 7, 2007
Kim's Pork Khasmiri
Long Grain Rice

Febuary 12, 2007
Baked Pacific Snapper, um, Tamale, casserole thing........
(It was really very good)
Caribbean Style Black Beans
Long Grain Rice

Febuary 10, 2007
Baked Pacific Snapper with Sauce Hollandaise
Caribbean Style Black Beans
Vietnamese style Broccoli
Monterey Jack Cheese

January 27, 2007
Roast Chicken
Scalloped Potatoes
Vietnamese style Broccoli

January 1, 2007
Cabbage Rolls
French Bread
Green Salad with Kezele House Dressing

December 16, 2006
Braised Pork Spare Ribs
Macaroni Salad
Green Salad with Kezele House Dressing
Pear Cake
Drip Coffee

December 14, 2006
Salmon Shioyaki
Medium Grain White Rice with Furikake

Thanksgiving special!!!
November 23, 2006

November 16, 2006
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pabst Brewing Comapany, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 3, 2006
Fried Herb Polenta
Vietnamese Style Summer Squash
Green Salad with Kezele House Dressing

August 12, 2006
Chinook Salmon Fried Rice

August 8, 2006
Pork & Rice Stuffed

July 20, 2006
Pizza with Anchovies, Gorgonzola, and Oregeno

June 24, 2006
Lemon Trout Bake
Spinach Salad with Kezele House Dressing

May 20, 2006
Roast Acorn Squash
Kidney Beans with Kezele House Dressing
S&W Fine Foods, San Francisco, California
Spinach Salad with Kezele House Dressing
Smoked Gouda

May 17, 2006
Polish Kielbasa
Steamed New Potatoes
Vietnamese Style Brussels Sprouts

April 20, 2006
Roast Gamehen with Cornbread Stuffing
Sweet Potato
Green Salad with Kezele House Dressing
Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co., Hood River Oregon

April 01, 2006
Kim's Pork Kashmiri3
Long Grain Rice
Chateau Ste Michelle Gewurztraminer, 2004
Woodinville, Washington

March 31, 2006
Baked Wild Sockeye Salmon
Roasted Thyme Potatoes
Chateau Ste Michelle Gewurztraminer, 2004
Woodinville, Washington

March 25, 2006
Thịt Kho1
Medium Grain Rice
Kosher Style Baby Dill Pickles
Safeway Inc. Pleasanton, California

March 20, 2006
Corn & Beef Tamales2
Long Grain Rice
S&W Santa Fe Style Beans
S&W Fine Foods, San Fransico, California
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pabst Brewing Comapany, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 8, 2006
Breaded Roasted Pork Chop
Garlic Linguine
Cucumber with Oil Vinegar
Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co., Hood River Oregon

March 4, 2006
SPAM-BURGER!!! w/Cheddar Cheese
Kosher Style Baby Dills
Hawaiian Punch, Fruit Juicy Red

Febuary 27, 2006
Thyme/Raisin Stuffed Pork Chop
Crimini Mushroom Risotto
Green Salad with Oil and Vinegar
Buttermilk White Bread
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pabst Brewing Comapany, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 24, 2006
Fish Fry!!!!!
Fried Catfish
Hush Puppies

February 23, 2006
Sweet Potato Tortellini

February 22, 2006
Scrambled Egg Sandwich on Toasted White Bread

February 22, 2006
Cappuccino Meringues

President's Day Special!!!
February 21, 2006

February 13, 2006
Scalloped Corn Casserole with Caramelized Onions
S&W Caribbean Style Black Beans
S&W Fine Foods, San Francisco, California
Romaine Salad with Kezele House Dressing

February 11, 2006
Roast Chicken
Spinach Salad with ESP House Dressing
Jack Daniel's/7-Up
Jack Daniel's Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee

Winter Olympics International Special!!
February 20, 2006

February 09, 2006
Vietnamese Pork Stew
White Bread
Pyramid Brewery Snow Cap
Pyramid Brewery, Seattle, Washington

February 8, 2006
Chedder Feta Macaroni and Cheese
Spinach Salad with ESP House Dressing
Hogue Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003
Prosser, Washington

January 27, 2006
Chicken Parmesan
Broccoli Vietnamese
Long Grain Rice

6This meal was made by my niece Lisa who's name is Phuong under my supervision.

5This turned out ok. The Spaetzle was very very good but I made the mistake of cooking the Sauerbraten on a weekday in the Crock Pot. Because our commute is so long the Sauerbraten was over cooked. Next time I'll make it on a weekend where I can keep an eye on it.

4I have no idea what the name of this vegetable is in English or Vietnamese. It tastes and behaves like a zucchini, but is far larger and has these sharp nasty little thorns around the stem. If anybody can help me out, let me know!

3My mother in law has a habit of overcooking meat, which in the case of pork loin can be catastrophic. We always get leftovers, so Kim invented this dish to salvage it. My friend Parin told me that "Kashmiri" is simply a dish using the fruits of the Kashmir, apples and raisins. In this case we used a Granny Smith. I modified it bit by adding more Raisins, Chicken Broth, and Garam Masala.

2These were not made by me. These home cooked gems where purchased by my mother in a Miss Sunnyside court fund-raiser.

1This is the Vietnamese caramalised sugar containing Pork Dish called by some Clay Pot Pork.