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Recipe Help Needed!
« on: September 30, 2006, 20:06:04 PM »
Hopefully I can catch some of you talented UK folks before you're off to bed for the night.

Okay, you all know I'm a dolt about cooking.  Since Jim is working so hard on the stairwell project today, I'm going to make dinner and I'd like to try this recipe:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1826,158164-227207,00.html

However, I'm confused about:

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Cook spinach according to package directions; drain. Add water to liquid to make 1 cup.

So, I drain the water and then add more, right?  Sounds easy enough, but I dont' get the "to make 1 cup" part.  Spinach is a solid and water is a liquid and they don't combine to make one item.  Do I just put the spinach in a cup for measuring liquids and add water until it gets to one cup?

Help out a dolt here!
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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 20:12:59 PM »
  I'm not sure.  Maybe you just add liquid until it makes one cup of liquid, which doesn't make sense.  Or, maybe you keep what you drain, and add water until you have one cup?
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 20:14:47 PM »
  Yeah, after three or four readings, I'm sure you keep what you drain off, and add water until you have a cup.  That's why you set it aside.  To add later.
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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2006, 21:24:37 PM »
Thanks for your input, Spite.  I went with a slight variant of the recipe that has you just save all the water and reuse it later.  A bit more straight forward.

I've been to the grocery store and got everything for the recipe.  Time to get busy!
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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2006, 08:26:56 AM »
Bit late Kris but Spites right you add water to the liquid you drained off untill you have a cup full  :)
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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2006, 10:08:46 AM »
Spinach  :puke:

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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2006, 10:34:39 AM »
Well the recipe pretty much failed miserably and created a ton of leftovers.  I hate cooking!!
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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2006, 11:25:19 AM »
Cooking is fun is you know you like all the ingedients... no point in using something you don't like the taste of.

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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2006, 11:39:19 AM »
Well, I liked all the above ingredients.  Just didn't work out when mixed together.
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2006, 11:45:03 AM »
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Yield: 10 servings.

...and if that's 10 US servings that would feed about 20 Brits  ;D

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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2006, 11:49:24 AM »
Looking through a few of the recipes on that site, it's baffling how many need pre-made cans of sauce as an ingredient!

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2006, 12:33:02 PM »
And I agree with that too!
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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2006, 12:39:49 PM »
There's one for Italian sauce that uses all the right ingredients, including loads of tomato juice and puree... then it asks for a ready made italian sauce to be added!

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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2006, 13:52:39 PM »
Looking through a few of the recipes on that site, it's baffling how many need pre-made cans of sauce as an ingredient!

  I suppose the site's aimed predominantly at women. :couch:
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Re: Recipe Help Needed!
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2006, 14:02:53 PM »
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