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Currently bubbling away in the kitchen (and thus basically nothing to see here - on the left is sort of a clue of what's to come :D): Sauerbraten with Printensauce
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I'll be back with a pic of the result - that sweet and spicy/aromatic sauce is always very much a success (all the more so because it's so easy, just takes patience).

Here we go! With freshly home made Knöpfle (basically small Spätzle) and leftover green stuff...
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First time I've ever tried to do something with a burger beyond just grilling it, and adding cheese and maybe a fried egg. Toasted buns would have been a stretch because I always forget.

Tonight's dinner:
-Beef/lamb double smashburger cheeseburger
-Aged Swiss cheese
-2hr caramelized onions
-Made-myself "burger sauce" (ketchup, mayo, horseradish mustard, sweet pickle relish, paprika, pepper, worchestershire sauce)
-Sliced red onion, tomato, pickle
-Toasted ciabatta roll
-Parmigiano-reggiano frico

Daaaaaaaamn....

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Some other thing's I've made that I'm proud of.

Probably the best stew of this type I've ever made. Moroccan beef chili with mint couscous.
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This was our Christmas dinner:
Butternut squash soup, with sunflower seeds, & raisins (would have been better with dried cranberries). With a dash of cayenne and smoke paprika so it's red and green...this the season!
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Lemon and sumac grilled chicken, with Israeli cous cous, arugula and apricot salad with honey lemon dressing
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Damn, everything looks so good.
 

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Harissa Chicken and potatoes with onion, olives and arugula, served with a white and wild rice pilaf with pecans and cranberries. Definitely an odd pairing, but I started the chicken before realizing all of the veggies and herbs we bought 2 weeks ago for the rice wouldn't survive another day in the fridge so we needed to get those cooked-off, too.

Cooking this meal felt like a Double Dare Physical Challenge. At the same time, I was using all 4 burners, the oven, and the microwave. I used the oven timer, the microwave timer, my phone's "timer", and still had to set two actual alarms on my phone because I ran out of timers. I didn't get as much color in the chicken skin as I would have liked, and I over-toasted (aka, "burned") some of the pecans, but in the end, the timing worked out so that the last two timers went off at the same time, and dinner was ready. And only had to run the dishwasher 3 times today. Ha!
 

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In the spirit of not wanting to just show the successes like some sort of social media influencer, my whole stovetop and counter are covered in oil splatter, I burned the pecans more than I thought, I overcooked the wild rice, and I stepped on a clump of rice somehow and made an oily rice-print stain on the wood floor in the next room. :lmao:
 
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