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Xmas Eve Venue

Can't host Xmas eve dinner for my family this year b/c of kitchen renovation. No one has stepped up to the plate so we have to go out. Want to stay close to the Wakefield area, casual. Maybe pizza and salad, moderate expense. Any excellent pizza in this area or other ideas? There will be 6-8 of us.

Dec 10, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

Dinner Tuscan Kitchen Burlington ?

Their pizza w figs and pruicutto is amazing.

Dec 03, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

Anyone been to Phuket in Wakefield since it changed chef/owner?

Have been to Red Sugar a few times, but its rarely open! No set schedule, which is annoying. Nice folks though. Food at Phuket is way better. Have had my eye on Massimo's. Will give it a try next time we walk down town for some chow.

Nov 25, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

During a kitchen renovation....

Week 2, days 6, 7. Dust is beginning to settle. Agreed on ceiling to the roof w one skylight. New windows are in. GC rehooked up the range and put in a temporary sink. I was able to cook something this past weekend!! Still living on sams, salads and fritattas. Hubs looks like he's losing weight

Nov 25, 2014
shaebones in Not About Food

Anyone been to Phuket in Wakefield since it changed chef/owner?

Went for lunch yesterday. Only one other couple there. We got the seafood salad, thai salad and basil chicken lunchbox. All really good and SPICY!!

Nov 22, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

During a kitchen renovation....

And where are the flys coming from??

Nov 22, 2014
shaebones in Not About Food

During a kitchen renovation....

Days 4 and 5. More demolition and problems revealed. Holes in the sill that need plugging. Window guy didn't send all the windows. Fighting over whether we should have a 9 ft ceiling or leave open to the rooftop to showcase the beautiful brick wall. Eating is not as problematic as Not being able to cook and bake which I love to do. We're on top of each other in our little makeshift kitchen. Still surviving on salads and sams. GC rehooked up my oven and put in a temporary sink so I can do a little cooking this weekend. Love him.

Nov 22, 2014
shaebones in Not About Food

During a kitchen renovation....

Day 3. Elictrician doing his thing. Dust, dust and more dust. Wiped down out living area w a wet sponge. Had turkey sams and salad on paperplates by candlelight last night.

Nov 20, 2014
shaebones in Not About Food

During a kitchen renovation....

Day 2. More surprises. Roof held up by flimsy 2x4's. Will need to re-structured. Cha ching. Electrics may just make code. Let us pray. At least 3 animal nests. Eeeew. Had pizza and beer at my sister-in -laws house w hubs my older brother and 3 nephews. Laughed more last night than in the past 3 months. A great stress reliever. On to day 3.

During a kitchen renovation....

Day 1. Ktchen is an empty shell. Door walled off w zippered plastic. No dust in the rest of the house...yet. Ceiling had 3 layers of material!! wood, tile and horsehair plaster (1780 old house). Use to be a door to the bathroom from the kitchen. Amazing what you uncover. Got take out greek salads our first night. Had to wash cups/silverware in upstairs sink. That will get old fast. Need to figure something out there. :/

Nov 18, 2014
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Anyone been to Phuket in Wakefield since it changed chef/owner?

Have been once. They took 2 of my favorite things off the menu. Fresh rolls and salmon salad. Got the seafood salad which was VERY good. I really miss my fresh rolls though. Place is still empty of customers.

Nov 15, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

During a kitchen renovation....

Any tips on how to cope? Demolition Day is this coming Monday!

Nov 14, 2014
shaebones in Not About Food

During a kitchen renovation....

Will you GAIN weight or LOSE weight??

Nov 13, 2014
shaebones in Not About Food

Anniversary Dinner North of Boston

Tuscan Kitchen newly opened in Burlington Mass..much closer.

Nov 04, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

Best Male Food Bloggers

I like this one. His recipes have never failed me.

http://brooklynhomemaker.com/

Oct 23, 2014
shaebones in Food Media & News

Market Basket-Items no longer carried?

Couldn't find that new pickle variety they started carrying before the standoff. They were amazing. Reading store.

Sep 25, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

Market Basket, Thoughts

First time back to the Reading store since the revival. Walked in before opening @ 6:45 am and was welcomed w big smiles from the mgt staff. Of course I had the place basically to myself at that hour. The store was IMMACULATE. Everyone was cheery AND the fish counter was stocked by the time I reached it. When does that happen in ANY store at 7am? Plus haddock is still on sale for $4.99/lb. Cooked it up last night and it was fabulous (as usual). When I was checking out I noticed that Arthur T was on the front page of my Globe. I pointed it out to the cashier and she rallied the other cashiers who began high fiving each other. Still celebrating. Fantastic!!

Sep 12, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

Help me plan my Lobster Roll Quest of NE Mass, Coastal NH, and SE Maine

Where is the other Petey's? I know the one on Rte 1 in Rye w a rooftop deck.

The best (non-tourist) seafood restaurants in Boston proper, please.

I wouldn't go out of my way to go to Moultons in the burbs. I highly second Belle Isle seafood. NOT fancy. Paper plates, outside deck overlooking the water and large portions of incredibly fresh fish. Would definitely put that on your radar.

Sep 06, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Joy the baker's browned butter chocolate chip cookies.

Sep 05, 2014
shaebones in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Joy the Baker has a recent post on the most beutiful looking sandwich buns. Check it out.

http://joythebaker.com/2014/06/turkey...

Jun 05, 2014
shaebones in Home Cooking

Apps for tracking food

I'm growing increasingly frustrated w MFP the longer I use it. The nutrition data on foods is frequently wrong, particularly the ones that members contribute. AND you can't edit your food and meal lists so the list gets long and unusable after a time. on the search for another meal tracker. Will look at MyPlate

Apr 30, 2014
shaebones in Special Diets

What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition! [Through April 30, 2014]

Joy the Baker's carrot cake cupcakes w pinapple cream cheese frosting. She rocks! Her recipes NEVER disappoint.

http://joythebaker.com/2014/03/carrot...

Apr 08, 2014
shaebones in Home Cooking

Henrietta's Table RW

Had a a late lunch on Thursday. Best RW experience...ever. No RW menu. Could order anything off the regular menu for 3 course lunch $20. Dinner sized portions. Specials offered @ $30. Had the best piece of schrod. Buttered crumb topping, silky interior. Hot. Spicy roasted cauliflower sub'd for potatoes. Pal had the striped bass which she loved. Aps were cod cakes and potabello mushrooms w walnut dressing. Delicious! Service friendly and unobtrusive.Our drinks were not an extra charge. Relaxing 2 hr lunch. $42 for 2 people.Can't wait to go back for dinner. Why have I never gone to this place before ????

Mar 29, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Takes my computer a half a day to bring up this thread, April, hurry up!

New Half Sour Pickles at my local Market Basket.

Found them in the Reading MB

Mar 12, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area

Anyone tried CI's new take on Chicken Marbella?

Yes. Didn't like it. In no way does it resemble the original recipe..which is a classic.

Feb 22, 2014
shaebones in Home Cooking

Dashi

What is it and where do I find it in the grocery store??

Feb 20, 2014
shaebones in General Topics

What are you baking these days? February 2014 edition! [Through February 28, 2014]

I am all over this one this weekend!

Feb 06, 2014
shaebones in Home Cooking

So Cal 'hound looking for high end experience for celebratory dinner

Mistral

Feb 01, 2014
shaebones in Greater Boston Area