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Hey! Thought it may be fun to play a game as an inspiration for some things to try to cook. If someone replies to this thread and suggests something, I will attempt to make it. Then maybe another person will reply and suggest something for you to make! We can sub in ingredients for what is available, just thought it could be fun to have an idea kick for what to try!  
 
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Oh that sounds like so much fun!

I want to play but don’t want to insult you by making a boring suggestion!

Would you want a specific recipe or just a “thing”?
 
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Oh girl, this sounds KRAZY fun!  Maybe you could start your directions with food rewards or shopping money or even gardening seeds for each time someone wins.  Maybe you could have the game include scenarios like . . . "Your 12 year old daughter is having a sleep over with her best friends and asks you to make an incredible feast of yummy dishes--and snacks--to tide them over.  What will you prepare?"  Or . . "It's movie marathon weekend for you and your loved one and will NOT want to leave the couch.  What will add joy on top of joy for the two of you?" Or . . . "Your dinner guests alerts you that one of them cannot digest dairy products, so what solutions or recipe changes can you make to avoid catastrophe?" Or . . "What is the acceptable time frame in which food must be eaten or refrigerated after it has been cooked?" Or . . ."How is freeze-dried meals re-constituted?"  Or . . "What is the difference between whole grain barley  and cracked barley?"  Or . . "What are the names of the cuts of meat?" The winner gets their treat.  So, maybe the treats can be made with newly collected recipes and made before the game.  Yeah, I like that idea better.  So the host could put out an interesting spread that you can only get from winning . . .until the game is played out and then everyone can get hog wild.  Maybe the recipes are pre-printed for everyone to take home and the game continues at another's home the following weekend.



 
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Galaktaboureko! I grew up eating this, and have fond yummy memories!  Hope you enjoy it as well!

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Sandy - why don't you make Trifle?  It's my favorite dessert.  The catch is - you have to mix and match your flavors to make something unique.  So far I have made our family traditional (raspberry gelatin with strawberries, vanilla pudding and bananas), a chocolate cherry version, and one I call "Sunshine Trifle" with lemon pudding, orange gelatin, mandarin oranges, and coconut and pineapple in the whipped cream.  So  you have to pick a gelatin flavor and a fruit to go with it, and a pudding flavor with a fruit that may or may not go with it.  Feel free to add a garnish!

Trifle - an ooey, gooey, layered dessert

Layer 1:

Flavored Gelatin
Fruit
Angel Food Cake

Cut the fruit into bite-sized pieces (or wash the fruit and leave it whole in the case of berries). Tear the angel food cake into bite-sized pieces and mix with fruit in a bowl or in individual serving dishes.  Prepare the gelatin and pour it over the cake/fruit mixture. Chill until set.

Pudding
Fruit or other addition (optional)

After gelatin layer is set, prepare the pudding.  Mix with fruit if desired. Spread on top of gelatin layer. Let pudding set.

Whipped cream
Slices or pieces of fruit from initial layer as garnish or other additions (optional)

Prepare whipped cream according to personal preference. Spread on top of gelatin layer.  Garnish as desired.  All three layers should be in relatively equal proportions.

Serve and watch everyone's enjoyment with great pleasure!


 
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OMG!  You got my little gray cells thumping away! I ran off to work to find my fridge died and everything must be tossed.  What did I think of?  Your game!  

I'm envisioning a deck of cards and a really professional and colorful gameboard with a place for kitchen, garden, grocery store, recipes, compost, on the face of the board.  Scrapbookish looking?.   How about for every wrong answer, the loser  was sent to the compost pile and had to re-start from there.  Maybe they had to eat a pre-prepared dish that you know the person would totally hate .  For winning answers, you could give out cooking doo-dads that everyone would cherish but not necessarily own or know about (gyoza folders, jar openers, or pasta racks). And you could have playing cards that covered food, food safety, cooking first aid, food related literary quotes, food gardening, cooking, table spread, eating manners, you could really trip everyone up and laugh and learn.

I think you're on to something!
 
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Kailyn Topper wrote: If someone replies to this thread and suggests something, I will attempt to make it.



Kailyn, I saw this thread this morning.  I went over to allrecipe .com to find my recipes though they were gone for some reason.

I'm glad that M Emry posted a Trifle for you to try.  Let us know how it turns out.  

Then maybe another person will reply and suggest something for you to make! We can sub in ingredients for what is available, just thought it could be fun to have an idea kick for what to try!  



Maybe someone will post another recipe for M Emry to try.
 
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S Smithsson wrote:Galaktaboureko! I grew up eating this, and have fond yummy memories!  Hope you enjoy it as well!

Sandy


I had to google this to see what it was - a Greek custard pie, wow!!

This thread reminds me of going through my mom's cookbooks and clipped recipes (SO many clipped recipes from magazines and newspapers - before the internet!) which I have been doing over the last week or so.

Mom had a cookbook all about zucchini even though my mom was never a gardener and didn't have that bountiful surplus that many, many gardeners deal with.

There was a recipe in that book called Zucchini Bingo which I should rummage out and take a picture of.  It was similar to an "endless casserole" recipe I'd clipped from the organic coop newsletter (before the internet, too, because I'm that old!) that I had hanging inside my cupboard door because it was so versatile and useful.

The jist of both of these was something like this:  starting with sautéed or steamed or even raw zucchini, you build a casserole, stir fry, soup, or one pot dish with:
B - another veg or veggies
I - a meat or protein of some kind
N - a starch or grain
G - a sauce or liquid of some kind
O - a topping like bread crumbs, cheese, or nuts (or, back when I was a kid, crushed potato chips were often used as a topping--uff!).

I bet someone could come up with a better word or alliteration to use in place of BINGO (because it wasn't alliterative at all in the recipe I found).

I think permies would love to play with a recipe like this with SO many options! Depending on diet choices and preferences, a person could list their top 5+ favorites for each category and then shake them up for new combinations.

Edited to add: in the spirit of this, I found one of my mom's recipes that follows this outline that was a favorite of mine as a kid, but now I'd want to improve upon it. It was a simple recipe (sorry, I don't have quantities or other specifics at hand at the moment):
--rice
--onions
--beef consommé/broth
--pork link sausages
The method was to brown the sausages and sauté the onions, put in a casserole dish with the broth (browned sausages on top) and bake until rice is well cooked; covered (maybe uncovered at the end?).

These days, I'd want to add something green - like zucchini! ;-) Or, at the very least some fresh herbs like parsley or oregano, plus greens like chard, kale, or spinach would really take it up a notch. Or chopped veg like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, or green beans. Maybe some steamed, cubed squash or sweet potato in place of some of the rice for additional color and flavor. Yum.

 
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This sounds like fun. I suggest Blåbärssoppa.

Here's an authentic recipe although I like it with some vanilla added. Or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yogurt is sometimes substituted for the half & half.

https://www.plattertalk.com/chilled-blueberry-soup/
 
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ZUCHINI BINGO:  https://www.recipelink.com/msgbrd/board_24/2006/NOV/573.html
 
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Here's a similar trifle idea in an ICEBOX CAKE (Soooo refreshing, I think I've made nearly a dozen!)

https://tasty.co/article/christinebyrne/cool-icebox-pies

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-a-no-bake-icebox-cake-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-202104

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a27469997/icebox-cake-recipe/

. . . and there are so many more out there, but if you design your own, they all turn out so good!!!
 
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Here's inspiration:  [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/user/tastemade[/youtube]
 
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"Life is an inside job" ~Holly Quinn
 
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Chris McCullough wrote:ZUCHINI BINGO:  https://www.recipelink.com/msgbrd/board_24/2006/NOV/573.html


I love that you found this! I think it's such a great permaculture format for a recipe - creating a guild for an ingredient like a planting guild for a fruit tree (or other plant)!
 
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Rhubarb trifle is divine. My mother used to substitute lime instant pudding for the custard layer, then top it with whipped cream. Surprisingly lime and rhubarb are good together!
 
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Drat!  I forgot this one:  https://www.chefclub.tv/en-us/recipes/original
for INSANE inspiration!!!
 
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Hi,  Long long long ago in a far off land, lived an old peasant woman who had to feed 12 hungry children. Her children scrounged the countryside and forests everyday to find something edible to eat. One very hot day her girl Fern came home with a bucket of strawberries. The old woman thought "Strawberries for dinner?" She sat and pondered what to do with them. Again and again none of the recipes she knew would work. Thinking a little more, and it being so very hot, she thought a chilled dish would be perfect. "But what" she said. She went to the pump to get a drink of cool water and an inkling of n idea came to her. Looking in her storage she retrieved some,


   1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
   3 cups water
   1/4 cup sugar
   pinch of salt
   2 tablespoons potato flour or potato starch
   1/3 cup heavy cream
   1 1/2 cups pasta, cooked
   garnish with mint leaves

Add strawberries, water, sugar, and salt to a pan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 20 minutes.
   
Using a blender, immersion blender, or food processor, process until smooth. If you don’t have one of these machines in your kitchen, try pushing the fruit through a sieve.
 
Sprinkle the potato flour or starch over the top and whisk until any lumps have dissolved. Stir in heavy cream. I recommend chilling the soup before serving, although it can be eaten warm.
 
 Add cooked pasta to bowls, top with strawberry soup, and garnish as desired.

Enjoy!


 
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