Beans and more beans and tuna

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Janne

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Dad gave me some money and I bought some food.

I now have potatoes!

And cheese!

The beans and tuna can wait for a fancing it day!

Im having baked potatoes for supper!

And I have bacon pieces, I get mine from the butchers; as good as their sliced bacon.

I can have a handful for 40p.

Some is embarrasingly big lumps of fat, but others is big chunks, cook as gammon or cube for a kebab.
Those lumps of fat are super to fry food in. Fried eggs taste fantastic, fried bread too!

And, in fact, you can fry a can of drained beans in it too!
 

Tengu

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Pooh.

I have olive oil for that.

or spray on stuff. (I certainly didnt buy it, gift from my bean friend)

Fried beans sounds a try. Onions go well?
 
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Toddy

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What is cheez whzz ?
We did buy the pressurised Cheeze Whiz once.
I do not think it is made from the Canadian Tar Sands, but from the used Engine oil from the machines used to mine the sands!

I think it is chemically the same as that Kraft product which is not allowed to be called cheese in Europe?
Those orange-yellow plastic clad slices?
The only time I ever bought the Kraft slices my kids called it Plastic Cheese, and looked at it with all the appalled horror and disgust children reared on good British and European cheeses could manage.
Not even on a picnic would they eat it.
Don't blame them tbh. I won't eat it either. It's as bad as so called 'cooking' chocolate :yuck: :yuck:
 

Toddy

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Pleased to hear that you now have more options of food you actually like, Tengu :)
Tatties, peas and cheese (or beans) is comfort food :)
 

Robson Valley

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Cheez Whiz is wonderful. It has tremendous shock value to show people how shallow my food sense can be.
I don't care if there are no redeeming nutritional food qualities or not.
Kind of like guessing the % of lung tissue in a hot dog. Or how many cockroach parts there are in a jar of baby food.

You want refried beans? Standard staple in Mexican cuisine for many decades.
They fall through the grill so you have to use a pan. :)

Lay a wooden spoon handle beside a raw potato. Cut the spud into 1 cm slices but not all the way through (spoon is stopper).
Now, cut up some bacon strips into pieces to fit all the knife-cuts. On an oven proof dish, bake @ 350F for an hour.
I'll add seasoned or smoked salt, LOTS of sour cream and fine dice green onions.
Wrapped in foil, they don't cook well in fire coals. Better to prebake the spud and the bacon then just reheat.

Oven-baked mystery fish or curried tuna tonight? What's it gonna be? BIG double-baked potato with trimmings.
 

Janne

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That potato dish, with the cuts and bacon, is a modified Hasselbacks potatoes.

We stopped peeling the potatoes beforehand. I call it dirty Hasselbacks.

Potatoes are the best food we brought over from the Americas ever.
So incredibly versatile!

I hope that Europeans discover Breadfruit. Just as versatile, but more nutritious.
But has to be imported, which is a big minus.

I am happy you managed to get some money to buy some food you like, but do not waste the given cans.
I am sure you can find ways to eat them you will like!

I am not a great fan of canned tuna myself, not since one of my patients in UK told me a thing or two about the production.
He was/is the quality guy for a major UK brand. Travels to Asia to inspect the manufacturing facilities.

Applies to Sardines too.
US and Canadian canned salmon is nice. I hope you will be given some in the future, Tengu!
 
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Nice65

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What is cheez whzz ?
It’s a modern day wonder, like Count Chocula cereal. Highly processed orange cheese, like Kraft Singles or burger squares, but processed way more. It’s bought in jars, or, much more fun, a pressurised can like the squirty cream stuff. Just upend the can and squirt it on toast, potatoes, or straight in your mouth, yum :)

Kraft do Easy Cheese, kind of the same thing. Old Fashioned Foods do a squirty cheese in a bottle available in many supermarkets. Cheez Whiz is the one I remember from time spent in the States as a kid. Cheese? In an aerosol can? Oh yes!

Do not, ever, buy Tropical Sun Processed cheese. It is foul.

https://tropicalsunfoods.com/products/processed-cheese
 

Janne

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That kind of processed cheese is hugely popular amongs the Jamaican population here. Plus food adventurers like moi.
It is made in a process similar to Baby Bel, but from cheddar.
Canned to last long.
The brand Tastee is made in Jamaica, the only processed cheese made in the Caribbean. They might make it and sell under other names?
A slice or two on Jamaican sliced bun is the way to eat it.
It is made from NZ cheddar. So it is made from real cheese. Nice, smooth taste.
As far as I know, no aged cheeses are made in the Caribbean.
Some manufacture of those fresh Mexican style cheeses but not much.
 

santaman2000

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It’s a modern day wonder, like Count Chocula cereal. Highly processed orange cheese, like Kraft Singles or burger squares, but processed way more. It’s bought in jars, or, much more fun, a pressurised can like the squirty cream stuff. Just upend the can and squirt it on toast, potatoes, or straight in your mouth, yum :)

Kraft do Easy Cheese, kind of the same thing. Old Fashioned Foods do a squirty cheese in a bottle available in many supermarkets. Cheez Whiz is the one I remember from time spent in the States as a kid. Cheese? In an aerosol can? Oh yes!.........
They also pack it (or some generic, no name version) into squeeze packets like you get condiments in for take away burgers and pack those into MREs. Sometimes you get a packet of a cheese wizz like food, and other times you get peanut butter.
 

santaman2000

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I’ve eaten the Senate Bean Soup before at a local pub. Or at least they say it’s the same recipe as the Senate cafeteria’s. I’ve never made it but just minutes ago I ran across this recipe. (You should be able to substitute pretty much any white bean although “navy bean” is just another name for “Harricot bean”) you should also be Albee to easily substitute whatever smoked pork you can get from your butcher without affecting the final product too much.

Personally, I’d soak the beans overnight first.


Senate Bean Soup
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Camellia Brand Navy Beans
  • 4 quarts hot water
  • 1 (1/2-pound) smoked ham hock
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Total time:
4 hours, 15 minutes
Prep time:
1 hour, 15 minutes
Cook time:
3 hours
Yield:
8
Directions:
  1. Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
  2. Place beans in a large pot with hot water.
  3. Add ham hock to pot. Cover and simmer approximately three hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove ham hock, and set aside to cool. Dice meat and return to soup.
  5. In a skillet, sauté onion in butter. Add cooked onions to pot.
  6. Bring soup to a boil, and season with salt and pepper.
This recipe is adapted from the Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup.
 
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