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Sketchy Stuff We Resort To In Kitchens

One Friday night when my son was young, he was staying with my parents for supper. Being Catholic it meant no meat, my father cooked one meal, fried egg sandwiches.
Memere was in the other room while the "boys " made sandwiches.
One egg just jumped out of the pan onto the floor. my son looked horrified, my dad , not missing a beat puts it on the toast and say"we'll "make that for memere".
For the rest of Dad's cooking career DS was anxious to see if they were having egg sandwichs for dinner, and if yes, could he eat with them.
Now if I do something like that, I just say" oh, that's memere's portion.
Gets the son gawfawing every time.

Have you ever lost . . . .

Oh the horror! The first month we were married, living in a two room apartment and I went shopping for food frequently.
Came home and swore I bought chicken thighs to braise for supper. No chicken, figured it was just me, or it was still in the cart, no biggie.
Along comes the January thaw (New England)and my car starts to smell funky. I looked, DH looked but couldn't find anything. Another month goes by, now we ride with the windows open no matter what the weather.
Finally DH rips out all the seats. And somehow that chicken was between the back seat and the trunk. It took months of weekly shampoos and air fresheners before we were ok.
This was before Seinfeld; the episode with the smelly valet that ruined Jerrys car. He was smart and sold it ASAP.

Aug 26, 2015
breakfastfan in Not About Food

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

If one is good, six must be better.

Aug 21, 2015
breakfastfan in Not About Food

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

yes, Aunt Ginny usually said that and I didn't understand until I was older that it meant "there you go". Especially since I didn't have an Uncle Bob.

Aug 18, 2015
breakfastfan in Not About Food

Carded in our Mid 50s!

Your reasoning about being asked by others is sound. We were at our local 19th hole, there every Friday and ordered our drinks as usual. There were new signs on the bar about carding everyone. No big deal. The couple who sat across from us were either first timers or they were not know to the bartenders. They were asked for ID, then complained when we weren't. The bartender said, " we carded BBF 5 years ago, I'm sure she's not aging backward." They left in a huff and were not seen again. The bartender laughed, but I don't know if the owner would have found it as amusing.

Mar 27, 2015
breakfastfan in Not About Food

Cronuts at Dunkin' Donuts?

Not having a "real" cronut the DD version has it's own kind of addition. The texture and glaze have me avoiding going to get coffee most days. Hard for me to pass up.
Sweet, crunchy and enough that you would never think to have two, like you might a regular donut.

Jan 27, 2015
breakfastfan in Chains

Girl Scouts goes Digital!

And here, locally the "booth" times are divided up by troop. I don't need the cookies, just give a few dollars and tell them to put it into treasury. A loud set of thank you's get a few or dollars.
The troop gets everything.

Breakfast in Providence

Second Kitchen! Unusual, made on site food. Worth the wait!

What is the best way to freeze mushrooms?

Thank you all. I kept them in fridge, and made the sauce on Tuesday and it was delist. Sautéed oyster,crimini, portobello and button. Cooked down with 4 cloves of garlic and a bunch of scallions. Pan cooked chicken added to that, 1/2 and1/2, heavy cream, nutmeg and clove, s&p. mixed with mezzanine penne pasta. Simmered until thick and added fresh corn off the cob for crunch. It was a hit thanks for all the advice.

Sep 04, 2014
breakfastfan in Home Cooking

What is the best way to freeze mushrooms?

I bought beautiful ones at the farmers market, porcini , oyster mushrooms , and a few other types, with the intent of making a chicken and 'shroom casserole with a cream sauce. How can I freeze them? Plans have changed and I can't use the right now. Should I make the base with out the cream and freeze that? Should I make the full sauce and freeze that?
I really don't want to waste them but there is no way to use them before Saturday. TIA

Aug 27, 2014
breakfastfan in Home Cooking

I Don't Like Cheese - Am I Alone?

Dad always said he was "allergic" to cheese. He never had a pizza, a cheeseburger or a soufflé. I think that his up bringing is the root of his phobia. It always bothered me he said he was "allergic" when we went out. Never had a pizza, any cheese covered dish zor anything I can remember. Ther is no doubt his parents, early food exposure is responsible.
My siblings and I have no problem eating almost any type of cheese. Must not be genetic. BBF

Jul 15, 2014
breakfastfan in Cheese

Standard settings

Thank you!

Jul 14, 2014
breakfastfan in Site Talk

Standard settings

In my saved boards I used to see the threads with the most recent reply at the top. Now it is by dated started, and I'm sure I'm missing some discussions. Is there a way to change that back? I have tried clicking on "dated started" but nothing happens. I am viewing it on an IPad. TIA

Jul 14, 2014
breakfastfan in Site Talk

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

We drove by on Mother's Day and the line was very long. On the other hand we also drove by Iggy's and Aunt Carries and the lines were also around the buildings....

Healthy for Halloween?

We found those this year at BJ's and am looking forward to handing them out. Unused goes into the prize box at school.

One Night in Greenwich - where must we eat?

Please put state in title, RI, CT.... Just saying...

Breakfast - The Most Important Meal of the Day

The best breakfast I have is LEFTOVERS!. What was good for supper can be great for breakfast. I eat small portions as I am s/p gastric bypass, so a small serving of supper is easily two meals. Love it and when I get lunch included I feel like I won a small jackpot. Regular breakfast food is a weekend treat, and I love me some breakfast!

Jul 31, 2013
breakfastfan in General Topics

Light Meal or Cafe Near Mass Pike/495 Interchange

What about Lebanese food? el Basha is directly off 495 one exit before the pike, they have small plate and apps to share. It's a byob and the food is delicious. Get off on Rt 9 east, take first exit and left at the light, go in little plaza. You can still see the highway.

Microwaving Fresh Corn

I started using the microwave method two years ago when I wanted only one or two ears. Three minutes and then I use my silicone potholder s to peel and rub the silk off. I buy at the local farm stand and I think it tastes the same as when I make a larger amount by steaming.

Jun 27, 2013
breakfastfan in Home Cooking

So what's the average Chowhound's age?? (Part 2)

double nickel, this week!

May 31, 2013
breakfastfan in Not About Food

Post-Bariatric Surgery restaurant dining

who is seal and in what context?

May 28, 2013
breakfastfan in Not About Food

Post-Bariatric Surgery restaurant dining

I have been "the help" and it's just a short-handed way of saying the servers, hostesses, bussers and bartenders have never objected and usually ask if everything is alright.

Post-Bariatric Surgery restaurant dining

I am 6 years out from surgery, and love to eat out. Order what you want, eat what you want, and ask that the rest be boxed. Say I liked it, loved it, or it was ok, but my appetite is small. Can I take that home?
Just don't think you have to "please the help" by consuming what you are served.

Do you eat certain foods on particular days of the week either now or when growing up?

Saturday was hot dogs and beans, Sunday a roast beast and Friday was meatless - eggs, pancakes or fish. There were only 5 or 6 regular meals in the week day rotation.

Apr 22, 2013
breakfastfan in General Topics

Dining near Amherst College

These places are not near Amherst. Waltham is a suburb of Boston, Amherst is in the Pioneer Valley near the Conn. River.

Eggs at home

I like eggs every way I know, but when eating them over easy I can eat the white, sop up the yellow with toast, but won't eat where they touch. Strange, I know. I think it's a texture thing.

Mar 23, 2013
breakfastfan in General Topics

Poll: Pizza - Pickup or Deliver


Mar 13, 2013
breakfastfan in Not About Food

preparing for SNOW!?! [moved from Home Cooking board]

For us, if we are old enough, the blizzard of 78 in MA is still part of our history. The storm was huge and there was no food in stores, no deliveries for almost 10 days. I had a collge final and went into Boston, but as I went home on the toll road, I was worried how I would get home. At the time, I was working as a grocery store cashier and I was close enough that I could work after 4 days. Our only customer were the National Guard who were taking essential folks to keep them alive, and there was no food on shelfs like bread, milk, meat or produce. Now here in the northeast, any hint of snow has everyone scrambling for food. I hope the next generation has less worries about getting the basics.

Jan 27, 2013
breakfastfan in Not About Food

Is it possible to dislike an entire country's worth of food?

Same thing(ish) here, Went with folks from work, and after had Massive asthma attack. I worked in a hospital at the time, and went down to ER, I don't know what dish caused it, but haven't wanted to risk it since (25 years).

Jan 12, 2013
breakfastfan in General Topics

Making creamed spinach, how far ahead can I make it?

Thank you, I did go with the smitten recipe, I have everything ready to go, and will do it just before my guests get here and keep in the oven until I serve, around 45 minutes.

Dec 31, 2012
breakfastfan in Home Cooking