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    Honololu Stew

    My friend is a vegie, so I made her a dumpling stew. I got the suet and fashioned 4 big fat dumplings. Then as I was chopping up the vegies I got a lesson in Hawaiin. Most of the vegies were in the pot with a handfull of quorn. Just chopping up the corgette and she said hmmmm egg plant as well.
    Two dumplings were left to simmer for afters while the rest were simmering away in the pot.
    I had segs on my eyeballs looking for a pot of jam in the store. At the point of despair - I had asked everybody, when a guy stepped up (he had been to England) and told the assistant "He wants Jello."
    I got my strawberry jam/jello and the meal went down very well. A bit stodgey and we could hardly move afterwards, even to go to the fridge to get a cold stella.

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    (suet is the fat around the kidneys of a steer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieMisajon View Post
    (suet is the fat around the kidneys of a steer)
    Hey ! I never knew that but if I had told my friend that her dumplings contained meat fat,,,, she would have run a mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Hey ! I never knew that but if I had told my friend that her dumplings contained meat fat,,,, she would have run a mile.
    Maybe she's not a "vegie" after all.
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    I only know this because it's hard to find in France, and after having lived in England and aquired the taste for suet puddings, I just HAD to find a way to make them at home....so, I did some research (this was before Internet).

    So now when I want suet, I have to go to the slaughterhouse and order some. I have to wait til they are killing a steer (castrated bull), which is usually on a Thursday, and then I get to go and pick up a hug chunk (about eight kilos) of suet. All I have to do is trim off the gristle and any meat or bloody bits left on it, grate it, and stick it in the freezer or melt it down and can it, and it's ready to go.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=suet+...rlz=1I7GGLG_en

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    Yummy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieMisajon View Post
    I only know this because it's hard to find in France, and after having lived in England and aquired the taste for suet puddings, I just HAD to find a way to make them at home....so, I did some research (this was before Internet).

    So now when I want suet, I have to go to the slaughterhouse and order some. I have to wait til they are killing a steer (castrated bull), which is usually on a Thursday, and then I get to go and pick up a hug chunk (about eight kilos) of suet. All I have to do is trim off the gristle and any meat or bloody bits left on it, grate it, and stick it in the freezer or melt it down and can it, and it's ready to go.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=suet+...rlz=1I7GGLG_en
    Did you say suet puddings to make my mouth water ? I love them ! We buy suet here in the the store in small blocks just like butter. You don't need much and so it can be put back into the freezer.

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    With you being a Brit, Barry, I would have though you would have known for sure that it was an animal byproduct.
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    Help, please.

    what's a "seg" on your eyeball?

    Jam is what I spread on my toast (sweet fruit preserves) Jello is a flavored and sweetened gelatin dessert, sometimes referred to as a "congealed salad" when prepared with fruits, creams, etc...What were you making with Jello?

    Is a "cold stella" a lager/beer?

    I think that's all for now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyleet99 View Post
    Help, please.

    what's a "seg" on your eyeball?

    Jam is what I spread on my toast (sweet fruit preserves) Jello is a flavored and sweetened gelatin dessert, sometimes referred to as a "congealed salad" when prepared with fruits, creams, etc...What were you making with Jello?

    Is a "cold stella" a lager/beer?

    I think that's all for now...

    Sorry I should have explained better. "segs on your eyeballs" means you are getting eyestrain looking for something.

    I could not find Jam in Hawaii > it was on the Jello counter.

    True cold stella is a lager beer.

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    Mahaloz....I understand now.

    Off to make chicken soup and a big bowl of lime Jello!

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    my grandmother used to use suet to make her own mincemeat for the holidays. She put it in a big ceramic container, poured a lot of brandy in it and let it sit for a couple of months. The pies that came from that were very good! Of course, one of my uncles used to also add brandy (unbeknownst to grandmother!), so the mincemeat was pretty potent by the time Thanksgiving came along
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyleet99 View Post
    Mahaloz....I understand now.
    I still don't get it.

    Oh, I've never tried mincemeat before. I wonder if I'll like it, or if it's an acquired taste?

    Just talking to myself.

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    Just to let you know, the gelatin in Jello is obtained from the hooves of animals. Jello is not a vegetarian friendly product. There are plant derived gelatin products available for "vegies".

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    Quote Originally Posted by lihingmui View Post
    Just to let you know, the gelatin in Jello is obtained from the hooves of animals. Jello is not a vegetarian friendly product.
    I was just going to say (before Lihingmui said it) that Jello is not for vegetarians. I work for a company that has a lot of vegetarians, and I was "enlightened" very early on that Jello (animal-derived gelatin) is a no-no. I was not aware of this. At my previous work place, there were no vegetarians, and I'm sure everyone there would have been astounded that Jello was meat-related.

    But if you think coming up with a vegetarian-friendly pot-luck dish is difficult, bear in mind that my current company also has a number of vegans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lihingmui View Post
    Just to let you know, the gelatin in Jello is obtained from the hooves of animals.
    Not according to this from the industry. Good article! Hooves are made of keratin and cannot be used to make gelatin.

    I love me some Jello and gummy worms and bears and all the other gelatin-containing "stuff".

    I'm glad to know the same people who provide me the crunchy pork skins are not wasting the rest of Mr. Pig! I hate waste.

    Back to the realm of on-topic. Barry, so the answer was that you bought strawberry jam for dessert, right? Yum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharilyn View Post
    I still don't get it.

    Oh, I've never tried mincemeat before. I wonder if I'll like it, or if it's an acquired taste?

    Just talking to myself.
    MIncemeat is very good and is a traditional Thanksgiving pie treat. It just tastes like a raisin flavored "filling" that makes really great pies. Most no longer make the traditional version, with real suet because it is hard to find the ingredients. I use a mincemeat that comes in a jar at the supermarket. I've never really checked but I doubt it contains traditional suet.
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    Somehow the plot has been lost and gone on to mince pies. The thread I started was about a vegie stew which I made in Honolulu for my friend.
    I made dumplings and some went into the stew (at the time I never realised that suet in the dumplings contained meat fat,)
    We had steamed dumplings and Jam for afters.

    Very fattening, but you Hawaiin girls need fattening up.

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    Three last words... Green Tomato Mincemeat.

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    [quote=Barry;241021]We had steamed dumplings and Jam for afters./quote]

    OK, I get it now. I thought you mixed the jam in the stew.

    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    MIncemeat is very good and is a traditional Thanksgiving pie treat. It just tastes like a raisin flavored "filling" that makes really great pies. Most no longer make the traditional version, with real suet because it is hard to find the ingredients. I use a mincemeat that comes in a jar at the supermarket. I've never really checked but I doubt it contains traditional suet.
    I think I'll look for the mincemeat in a jar, just to taste. If we like it, I might try and make some. It looks like something my husband would like.

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    [quote=Sharilyn;241036]
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    We had steamed dumplings and Jam for afters./quote]

    OK, I get it now. I thought you mixed the jam in the stew.


    I think I'll look for the mincemeat in a jar, just to taste. If we like it, I might try and make some. It looks like something my husband would like.

    No No ! Quorn is a meat substitute and often we use that in cooking. I buy it in packets which look like minced beef > Not that sweet stuff in a jar.
    Mind you ! The sweet mincemeat in a jar is great fror cakes and curries. I always add a spoon of marmalade to the curry. Recipe to follow for beef curry.

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    Put a dab of mincemeat onto a wonton wrapper, fold, and deep fry. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    (for those of you who don't like making piecrust)

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    i haven't the foggiest what we're talking about

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    Put a bit of mincemeat into an apple pie or a crumble before baking.

    Fold mincemeat into softened vanilla ice cream.

    Slice a banana lengthwise into four long quarters, soak for a bit in honey. Wrap the banana and a tab of mincemeat into a lumpia wrapper and fry.

    Make small mincemeat tarts without the top crust, substitute the top crust with meringue and bake til the topping is hard and crunchy.

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