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    ZWT 8 ~ A French Love Affair Challenge

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    lazyme
    Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:49 pm
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    100 players are traveling the world for seven weeks on a whirlwind Zaar World Tour 8.
    Come check out our recipes, see the places we've been and what we have learned.
    ZWT8-Virtually Travelling the World!~Main Thread



    This Challenge showcases the Slow Cooking & Crock-Pot Forum




    Start Date: July 20

    End Date: July 31 deadline midnight Zaar Time

    Player Limit: 3 per team
    Points: 5 (per person for a possible 15)
    Challenge Type: Individual Cooking


    ZWT8 All Players Cookbook ~ France


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    To understand the French is to understand their love affair with food. The French are known for their taste in high quality fashion, entertainment, and travel. And this quality taste is reflected in their culinary habits as well. There’s no denying it…the French love their food. But what they seem to love more is the atmosphere that food – the preparation and the eating – can create. The French have a certain reverence for culinary rituals that is steeped in years of tradition. For them, meals, no matter how small, should be shared with family and friends, and should be eaten slowly, so that all gathered can enjoy the full benefit of the meal and each other’s company.

    Commonly, traditional Sunday family gatherings revolve around the home dinner table, where the food is prepared lovingly over many hours and consumed leisurely through a bevy of appetizers and main courses, usually accompanied by a number of wines and lively discussion.

    For this challenge, we are going to prepare a meal (or part of a meal) in a Crock Pot. In France, the slow cooker is called “une mijoteuse“— a simmer-er.

    You probably know already, you simply place the ingredients in the Crock Pot, plug it in, and turn it on. This leaves you plenty of time to spend the day as you like with family and friends, knowing that you will end up with a delicious homemade meal ready and waiting for you. And the inviting smells from your kitchen can be a diner’s dream come true.
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    Here are a few tips to adapt recipes to the slow cooker:

    * Choose stews and braises that call for tougher cuts that are great simmering cuts such as beef and lamb stew meat, beef short ribs, pork shoulder, meaty chicken pieces (legs and thighs), bone-in pork chops, lamb blade chops and baby-back pork ribs.

    * Find another slow-cooker recipe you know and trust that calls for the same kind of meat in roughly the same amount. Use the cook times in this recipe as a guideline for your French recipe.

    * Your slow cooker should always be at least 1/2 full, but less than 2/3 full.

    * Trim excess fat from the meat and cut the meat as needed to fit into the cooker.

    * Brown the meat as indicated in the recipe and place it in the slow cooker. Follow instructions for preparing the cooking liquid (usually this includes sauteing onions and garlic and adding some wine, broth and seasonings, and cooking it down a bit). However, use only one-half the amount of liquids called for in the original recipe. (That is, if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup vermouth and 1/2 cup chicken stock, use 1/4 cup of each).

    * Pour the cooking liquid over the meats. Cook according to the timings given in your tried-and-true slow-cooker recipe, checking at the earliest point in the range given.

    * If there are finishing touches to the original recipe (such as dairy products or sautéed vegetables added at the end of cooking), do this about 1/2 hour before your recipe is finished.

    * If the recipe calls for removing the meat and simmering the liquids to reduce them, you can do this in the slow cooker, uncovered, on high. It may take a while, so if you’re in a hurry, transfer the liquids to a pan and do this on the stove top.

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    1. Please select a recipe from the ZWT8 All Players Cookbook ~ France that you feel can be adapted to Crock Pot cooking. It does not have to be a recipe for an entire meal or dish. You may pick any recipe that can be converted to crock pot cooking - breads, desserts, stocks, sauces, soup bases, etc.

    2. Adapt the recipe for the Crock Pot.

    3. Prepare your adapted recipe.

    4. Submit your adapted recipe as a new recipe to the site (with credit to the original recipe and poster).

    5. Post your completion in this thread and give a brief description of what changes you made to the original recipe. Please include links to both the ‘original’ and ‘new’ recipe in your post.



    Please remember to:
    ~ Post your Recipe Selection in this thread. Include your team name and banner.
    ~ Prepare the recipe and post your review and photos (if any were taken) as usual to the recipe.
    ~ Post your completion in this thread. (Include your team name).


    Bon Appetit!

    “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”
    -- Julia Child, My Life in France
    lazyme
    Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:32 pm
    Forum Host
    Scoreboard

    grapes.gif - completed


    Bistro Babes Status - Completed 15 points
    1. Deantini - Provencal Tomato Sauce (Uses Fresh Tomatoes) #483372 by magpie diner
    grapes.gif Tomato Sauce in Crock Pot #484110 - pg 5
    2. Bayhill - Roast Pork Loin With Creamy Dijon Sauce #437150 by IngridH
    grapes.gif Crock Pot Roast Pork Loin With Creamy Dijon Sauce #484635 - pg 8
    3. Charlotte J - Glazed Carrots (Carottes Vichy) #232735 by Bayhill
    grapes.gif Glazed Carrots #484665 - pg 9

    The Wild Bunch Status - Completed 15 points
    1. IngridH - Country Dijon Beef Burgundy #249018 by lazyme
    grapes.gif Country Dijon Beef Burgundy- Slow Cooker Version #484045 - pg 5
    2. Maryland Jim - Roasted Chicken With Thyme and Honey Cream #168133 by ~Leslie~
    grapes.gif Chicken With Thyme and Cream Sauce - Crock-Pot (ZWT8) #484529 - pg 7
    3. smellyvegetarian - Cream of Vegetable Soup #259807 by Maryland Jim
    grapes.gif Slow Cooker Creamy Vegetable Soup #484655 - pg 9

    Diners, Winers and Chives Status - Completed 15 points
    1. Lainey6605 - Beef Bourguignon #54850 by Rita~
    grapes.gif Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon #484132 - pg 5
    2. mersaydees - French Herbed Chicken #181961 by Debbie R.
    grapes.gif Crockpot French Herbed Chicken #484525 - pg 7
    3. Bonnie G #2 - Boeuf Bourguignon #445084 by mersaydees
    grapes.gif Crock Pot Bouef Bourguignon #484000 - pg 5

    Om Nom Nommers Status - Completed 15 points
    1. JackieOhNo! - Wine-Braised Beef #482673 by breezermom
    grapes.gif Breezermom's Slow Cooker Wine-Braised Beef #484105 - pg 5
    2. Charmie777 - Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes #482036 by Lavender Lynn
    grapes.gif Crock Pot Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes #484377 - pg 6
    3. Random Rachael - Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes #482036 by Lavender Lynn
    grapes.gif Creamy AuGratin Potatoes {Crockpot} #484241 - pg 5

    Jammin' Jazzberries Status - Completed 15 points
    1. AZPARZYCH - Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloins #218292 by Dreamgoddess
    grapes.gif Slow Cooker Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin #484544 - pg 7
    2. Dienia B. - Soupe Au Pistou - Proven�al Vegetable Soup #483075 by Random Rachael
    grapes.gif Soupe Au Pistou Crock Pot #484231 - pg 6
    3. HokiesMom - Glazed Carrots (Carottes Vichy) #232735 by Bayhill
    grapes.gif Crock Pot Glazed Carrots #484650 - pg 8

    The Fearless Red Dragons Status - Completed 15 points
    1. MomLuvs6 - Ragout of Beef #417314 by chocolatl
    grapes.gif Crock Pot Ragout of Beef #484504 - pg 6
    2. morgaingeiser - Chicken & Mushrooms With Creamy Dijon Sauce #263405 by breezermom
    grapes.gif Chicken With Mushrooms in the Crockpot Inspired by Breezermom's #484490 - pg 6
    3. Lavender Lynn - 5 Hour Beef Stew #331819 by lauralie41
    grapes.gif Crockpot 5 Hour Beef Stew #484657 - pg 9

    Chefs Gone Wild Status - Completed 15 points
    1. Nif - Poulet R�ti (Roast Chicken) #234424 by momaphet
    grapes.gif Poulet Roti (Roast Chicken) for the Crock Pot #484491 - pg 6
    2. loof - Vegan Bean Cassoulet #373286 by magpie diner
    grapes.gif Crock Pot Vegan Bean Cassoulet #484128 - pg 5
    3. Elmotoo - Tarragon Chicken #479544 by Chocolatl
    grapes.gif Crock Pot Tarragon Chicken #484695

    Lively Lemon Lovelies Status - Completed 15 points
    1. Cadillacgirl - Bistro Beef & Noodles #324282 by FloridaNative
    grapes.gif Bistro Beef Noodles a La Slow Cooker! #484058 - pg 5
    2. Mia in Germany - Boeuf Bourguignon #483151 by LifeIsGood
    grapes.gif Boeuf Bourguignon for the Crock Pot #484002 - pg 5
    3. PanNan - Braised Red Cabbage (Choux Rouges Brais�s) #232732 by Bayhill
    grapes.gif Crockpot Braised Red Cabbage - pg 8

    The Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys Status - Completed 15 points
    1. FloridaNative - Peppered Lavender Beef #457488 by Annacia
    grapes.gif French Love Affair Crockpot Peppered Herbes De Provence Roast #484031 - pg 4
    2. LifeIsGood - Poulet R�ti (Roast Chicken) #234424 by momaphet
    grapes.gif Crockpot Roasted Chicken (Poulet Roti - a Recipe Inspired by Che #484340 - pg 6
    3. Ma Field - Beef Burgundy #278749 by Dreamer in Ontario
    grapes.gif Crockpot Beef Burgundy #484636 - pg 8


    Last edited by lazyme on Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:22 pm, edited 58 times in total
    lazyme
    Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:33 pm
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    JackieOhNo!
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:55 am
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    I will be adapting Wine-Braised Beef #482673 for my team.
    FloridaNative
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:45 pm
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    FloridaNative signing up for this challenge to represent the Herbaceous Curveceous Honeys...

    Back later tonight with my recipe...

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    Lainey6605
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:27 pm
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    I will be doing this challenge for the Diners, Winers and Chives. icon_smile.gif
    I will also be back later with the recipe. icon_smile.gif
    lazyme
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:46 pm
    Forum Host
    JackieOhNo! wrote:


    I will be adapting Wine-Braised Beef #482673 for my team.


    mmmmm......looks like a good one!
    lazyme
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:47 pm
    Forum Host
    FloridaNative wrote:


    FloridaNative signing up for this challenge to represent the Herbaceous Curveceous Honeys...

    Back later tonight with my recipe...

    FN wave.gif


    Have you signed up! icon_biggrin.gif
    lazyme
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:48 pm
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    Lainey6605 wrote:


    I will be doing this challenge for the Diners, Winers and Chives. icon_smile.gif
    I will also be back later with the recipe. icon_smile.gif


    Great! Have you all signed up. icon_biggrin.gif
    MomLuvs6
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:29 pm
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    For

    Will do for France:
    Crockpot Cooking Forum: France- ZWT8 ~ A French Love Affair -Challenge

    Ragout of Beef #417314 by Chocolatl

    ML6 icon_biggrin.gif
    lazyme
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:36 pm
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    MomLuvs6 wrote:
    For

    Will do for France:
    Crockpot Cooking Forum: France- ZWT8 ~ A French Love Affair -Challenge

    Ragout of Beef #417314 by Chocolatl

    ML6 icon_biggrin.gif


    That sounds yummy too! Have you all signed up. icon_biggrin.gif
    Annacia
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:55 pm
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    Please sign me up for the above mentioned team icon_wink.gif
    A
    lazyme
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:57 pm
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    Annacia wrote:


    Please sign me up for the above mentioned team icon_wink.gif
    A


    Will get you signed up. You must be doing lots of cooking - I've seen you 'all over the world' today. icon_lol.gif
    Annacia
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:08 pm
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    lazyme wrote:
    Annacia wrote:


    Please sign me up for the above mentioned team icon_wink.gif
    A


    Will get you signed up. You must be doing lots of cooking - I've seen you 'all over the world' today. icon_lol.gif


    LOL, and your already there ahead of me in all of those places hon icon_lol.gif

    For this challenge I'll make:
    Vichyssoise (Potato & Leek Soup) #483269 by (the ever lovely) diner 524
    mersaydees
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:21 pm
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    I will be doing this challenge for the Diners, Winers and Chives. icon_smile.gif
    I will also be back later with the recipe. icon_smile.gif
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