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What's for Supper
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:13 PM

Being a modeling group that represents members from around the world, I was curious as to what you all eat as a "go to" meal during the winter months. Perhaps by sharing our ideas on food we can broaden each others horizons and provide one another ideas for a holiday season treat. 

I'll start.. One of our favorite meals is simple home made chili and grilled cheese sandwiches. Part of my family likes mild chili without beans while some like the full chili experience. 

Now when I say full experience I'm really referring to both the ingredients and spices level of the chili. I've seen some people put strange stuff in their chili (potatoes, peanut butter, mushrooms, etc.), but not us, we are more traditional. Our main staples for our chili consist of beef (ground round or chuck preferred), kidney and Northern white beans mixed (washed and drained), diced tomatoes as well as tomato paste and sauce, diced green chili's along with jalapeño or other hot type peppers, a small pinch of brown sugar to remove any bite, and sometimes even a small amount of crumbled crispy bacon. Then of course there is the secret ground up chili and mixed spices (key word is secret). Top the meal off with Ritz or similar butter flavored crackers to crumble into your bowl and even sour cream for some people. 

The grilled cheese has to have 2 or 3 different cheeses on fresh buttered white or Italian bread then grilled on a flat skillet till crispy. We usually try to have provolone, colby, monkery jack, cheddar, pepper-jack, and gouda cheeses available.   

I'm not going to get into the drinks or deserts for a meal as each could be their own subject string. So come on everyone, keep this string going by sharing one of your favorite meals to eat during the cold winter months. 

Ben and Jarrod

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Posted by fox on Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:28 PM

Bowl of Wonton soup, Shrimp roll and Moo Goo Gai Pan.

Yum, Yum.

Stay Safe.

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, December 8, 2022 7:13 PM

   Probably Mac and Cheese outta the box....tonight, this weekend Ribeye and baked potatoe.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, December 8, 2022 8:10 PM

Winter foods always remind me of tailgates at RFK and FedEx field.  Bratwurst, chili, sausage and peppers, and chicken wings are my favorite.  I gave up my season tickets a few years ago but I still make these favorites on football Sunday.  Another great winter dish is Guinness stew.  One beer in the stock, one for the chef.  One in the stock, one for the chef.  You get the idea.  

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, December 8, 2022 10:24 PM

We make jook for New Year.  It's basically the frozen Thanksgiving turkey carcass tossed into a big pot and boiled until all the scraps of meat fall off.  Then add rice, green onions, fish cake, shiitake mushrooms and some char siu.  Cook until the rice thickens to a nice gooey consistency.  Season with salt, pepper, some ginger, and shoyu.  Mmm, so good on a "cold" (70 F) day!

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Posted by lurch on Friday, December 9, 2022 4:47 AM

Real G , what you mean a cold 70 degree day? A cold day hear is -10 degree day. HAHAHA. We hear in Wisconsin laugh at 70. Just kidding. Some sort of hotdish. Lasagna is also good. My wife is a great cook. I am surprised I dont weight 800 lbs. And also chili. I dont ask for anything just eat what she makes. Its all good.

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Posted by DasBeav on Friday, December 9, 2022 11:12 AM

Chili!...and my 3 meat spaghetti sauce. They real reasons why I have a garden. Homegrown Romas and San Marzanos make a difference. And a new find for the chili...Hot Cherry Peppers!

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.


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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Friday, December 9, 2022 11:33 AM
I am dealing with food poisoning right now so its pretty funny I’m about to read about food when I can imagine eating anything right now.
It doesn’t really get that cold where I am so I don’t know how many things I cook can be considered winter dishes. Nevertheless here are some of my favorites.
Cajun food is probably my favorite food just not the best for you. I do like to make Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo with andouille and chicken and Cajun meatloaf.
German food is another one of my favorites and I really enjoy: Currywurst with homemade bread to soak up the sauce, Falsher Hase (False Hare) the German version of meatloaf, Onion pie, Jagerschnitzel, Hühnerfrikassee (German version of Chicken Fricassee).
I really enjoy Slavic food since I grew up eating a lot of It. One of my favorite meals that is quick to make is Kielbasa baked with whatever vegetables I have. I usually make a big batch of Pierogies and freeze them. Another dish I enjoy is Polish pork chop with sauerkraut.
I have been trying out a few Balkan recipes and have found a few recipes that I like. Moussaka (Ground beef and potato casserole) is from Serbia. I made Cevapcici which is sort of a sausage expect you use ground beef, pork and lamb. It’s delicious served with a side of freshly cut onion, tomato and sour cream.

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Posted by disastermaster on Friday, December 9, 2022 1:16 PM

Some unhydrogenated peanut butter, cinnamon and natural raw honey all mixed and eaten from the jar while working on a kit. Currently listening to the "Cupid" remake by the spinners.

Ah!......... peace.

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina


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