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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 General Topics

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.
bbf

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

P MA F

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

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

I am trying the pioneer woman's recipe and it calls for a roux based cream sauce. Can I make it in the afternoon, to be reheated and served at 7pm?

Dec 31, 2012
breakfastfan in Home Cooking

Need ideas for Christmas Eve Dinner

Carmalized onions with balsamic vinegar on crostini with goat cheese underneath. So good...

Dec 16, 2012
breakfastfan in General Topics

Use for cranberries that ISN'T sauce

Having used this exactly the first time and now adapting it with several variations, I'm sure you can use the chops. And if you wanted to do an oven braise instead of slow cooker I believe it would work. The flavor is in the apples and cranberry mix so just try it and see what works. Family keeps asking for it and now I put a few bags of fresh cranberries in freezer for use when the stores don't carry them.

Nov 14, 2012
breakfastfan in Home Cooking

Use for cranberries that ISN'T sauce

How about something savory? I used this as a start, changed to a pork loin but my family loved it.
http://southernfood.about.com/od/croc...

Nov 14, 2012
breakfastfan in Home Cooking

Keeping Stock and Chili hot so I don't have to pitch it!

I have no room that won't put it near the milk.

Oct 20, 2012
breakfastfan in Home Cooking

Keeping Stock and Chili hot so I don't have to pitch it!

So I wasn't thinking ahead and made crock pot chili and stove top chicken stock this afternoon. I also went shopping and have a full gallon of milk in the fridge. I know that I should keep the hot food over 165 and the cold below 40ish so they both stay safe. How can I do that? I decided to put both in a 175 degree oven overnight and then in the am put the chili back into the crockpot and continue to cook for the day and the stock I'll strain and cool in an ice bath and then freeze for future use. What have I missed in this plan?

On edit I do this in the winter frequently and put them on the deck ( less than 40*) with great results! tonight will only get to the 50's!

Oct 20, 2012
breakfastfan in Home Cooking

The real way to make a lobster roll

The only thing I would add is a dash of celery seed. Classic MA,ME,NH,RI New England. There are variations, but classic this is it!

Aug 09, 2012
breakfastfan in General Topics

I need help ! extremely picky eater & basically wont eat anything !

Put food out, no choices, don't give her a choice about what's availlabe. She will eat or be hungry, and that's ok. Children will fall into line when they know the boundries are firm. I am a teacher, so I deal with this often...

So I've been hearing that lobster is supposedly cheaper than deli meat.

They are soft shelled bugs, so that means they don't travel well (live) and there is much less meat inside. I bought (3.99/lb) at my local supermarket last week and after cooking 3 I got enough meat for 3 lobster sandwiches ( on burger buns - sorry fellow NE folks). Delish, but they won't make it to the west coast. Edit- Sorry Servorg, didn't read your note before I answered....

Aug 07, 2012
breakfastfan in Los Angeles Area