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Much luck asking for a chef's recipe?

We were in Maui and ate at Roy's. Had a fabulous fish with lobster essence sauce. I did ask for the recipe. They took my name and e-mail address and lo and behold - about 3 weeks later I received the recipe in my e-mail basket from the chef! Now, if I could just find it!

Aug 29, 2015
boyzoma in Not About Food

bad manners to accept preferred treatment

I had that happen to me in Paris. By the 3rd trip, They didn't even need to ask what I wanted. Of course, each time, I brought more friends! Great feeling, actually. And the last time I was able to eat there, we had a group dinner of about 10 there. And, I did get special treatment!

Jul 13, 2015
boyzoma in Not About Food
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A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

I wouldn't have complained. I have been guilty of bringing my own popcorn and drinks at one time. Another time DH and I bought Subway Sandwiches and took them in in my large purse. The food the theater was selling at the time was gross. Nobody said a thing. We did order drinks, though. We didn't eat until after the movie started and others around us started eating their movie purchased food. Their food was so expensive. They have revamped their menu though, so might try it again. We'll see.

Jul 08, 2015
boyzoma in Not About Food

A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

We have a movie theater that has "over 21 theaters" in the complex. They offer drinks and food (varies from burgers, sandwiches, pizza, etc.) and they charge an automatic 15% gratuity at time of purchase. Go figure. And the food is meh! But at least the drinks are cold.

Jul 08, 2015
boyzoma in Not About Food

Please explain this green bean casserole thing

I'll do the broccoli for DH too. He likes a can of cheddar cheese soup with velveeta thrown in to "cheese" it up more. But hey, if he'll eat it, I will make it. He never ate cauliflower either, but he'll eat it if I put the cheese sauce on it!

Jul 05, 2015
boyzoma in General Topics
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Please explain this green bean casserole thing

I'm with you Meowzerz. If the "kids" are coming (and bringing their kids, I'll add it to the menu as well. I'll cook anything they like, any time of year!

Jul 05, 2015
boyzoma in General Topics

Please explain this green bean casserole thing

I live in Oregon and my whole family loves the stuff. It's carried down to 4 generations now. Go figure.

Jul 02, 2015
boyzoma in General Topics

Please explain this green bean casserole thing

Sorry to say, it wasn't the 70's. I was eating this for thanksgiving and christmas holidays in the 50's. But my mom and grandma made it with french cut green beans instead of regular green beans. It was always the holidays and it was so good. Guess some traditions might die off for a while and get reborn every 20 years or so. (Same thing happened to bell bottoms and wedged shoes)

Jun 28, 2015
boyzoma in General Topics

"eggs over easy" what does it mean?

sed: I too am from the PNW. I like mine over easy (whites are set and yolk is runny). I've never heard of them asking if I want the whites set. How strange. But, hey - I'd rather have an omelet anyway! If you want "snot", just go to Japan. I had a hard time explaining to them not to make even an omelet runny!

Jun 28, 2015
boyzoma in General Topics

So do you eat that last slice of pizza or not ?

DH and I settled this with the pizza, at least. We usually get take out. I love leftover pizza and so does he. Since his appetite is a little larger than mine, we divide the pizza in half. Let's say there are 12 slices. We each get 6 - and if we eat them all in one sitting, so be it. If I eat two, then I still have 4 for leftovers. I can choose to share 1 or 2, but they are mine to decide. Leftover pizza for lunch is the best!

Jun 22, 2015
boyzoma in Not About Food

Planning a Birthday Lunch - Do I pay for Birthday Girl?

You might send a message out to the "group" of friends that you'd like everyone to get together at "X" restaurant for "Jane's" birthday. Everyone is "Dutch" but you'll pick up the tab for the birthday girl. That way, people know up front and if they say they want to chip in, so be it.

Jun 18, 2015
boyzoma in Not About Food
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What did Y'all Grill this Weekend?

Yes, please enlighten us per James! That sounds so wonderful.

Do you grill with aluminum foil (and no, it's not what you're thinking of)

No, I don't get the grill marks, unfortunately. But since I use the maple glaze, it doesn't stick to the grill either. Personally, since I don't eat the skin, it's fine by me. We use a "smoker" box so it still gets the great smokey flavor.

Do you grill with aluminum foil (and no, it's not what you're thinking of)

OK - 5 years later - I use the non-stick stuff on the grill now. (sorry - hangs head in shame) Works great for fish. Made maple glazed salmon the other night and it turned out beautifully Otherwise the maple glaze would have stuck. OMG that fresh salmon was good. If I could get it, I'd be having it at least 3x a week!

Favorite Chicken Salad Mix-Ins?

Personally, I can't abide beets, so that would be out for me. I also don't see apples or grapes. I like them separately, just not in a chicken salad. Oh my.

May 28, 2015
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Favorite Chicken Salad Mix-Ins?

I've given up on pickle relish. I like to dice my whole pickles by hand. Salads just got too soupy even when I tried to drain it. Pickled veggies might be good though.

May 28, 2015
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Favorite Chicken Salad Mix-Ins?

If you have them (I always keep a can on my pantry shelf) you can always use water chestnuts - diced - for an additional crunch. I substitute (or add) these all the time.

Who owns the doggy bag in a host's refrigerator?

Hmmmmm..... if it's slices of pizza - it may be fair game ...lol

May 19, 2015
boyzoma in Not About Food

making cheese sauce without milk

Velveeta lasts "forever" in the fidge.

May 04, 2015
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Retire where?

DH has been reading a lot about Panama and what a good retirement place that is for both medical and cost of living for Seniors (being careful as to which part you choose and easy access for food, etc.). Anyone have more input on that?

Apr 15, 2015
boyzoma in Not About Food

Japanese restaurant salad dressing

I've used the one that "Benihana's" supposedly uses and I think it tastes great. Here's the link:
http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/Benih...

Apr 13, 2015
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Let's talk about Penzey's:

Mine are 11" wide x 7 3/4 high x 10 3/4 " deep each if that helps. I've had them side by side and stacked.

Mar 10, 2015
boyzoma in Chains

Let's talk about Penzey's:

I like a lot of the recipes too.

When you talk about blends, one of my favorites that I love is the English Rib Rub. I'll never buy packets of Au Jus again. Love it in gravy's and a multitude of other things.

Mar 09, 2015
boyzoma in Chains

Let's talk about Penzey's:

It holds a variety of sizes (I've included another close-up photo). Since my jars vary in weight/size, I hope this helps. Each of the front racks holds one reg. jar or 2 small jars. The back racks hold one reg. jar, 2 small jars or 1 larger jar (such as my basil). The racks pull out and tilt. I'm in the middle of rearranging my kitchen, so I stacked them on top of the microwave but they also fit side/by/side on my small upright shelf. Hope that helps. As I said, I got mine at Overstock, but other places carry them. I also got mine on sale!

Mar 09, 2015
boyzoma in Chains

Let's talk about Penzey's:

I've got Wasabied Steak & Noodles on my menu for next week. Got this out of a Penzey'a catalog a while back and just loved it. I believe it is still posted on their website. Of course, I am a wasabi freak even though DH isn't. But he liked it and is looking forward to it again. My spice rack is getting fuller of Penzey's and less and less of anything else. (and I love my new spice rack from Overstock - it stores so many jars in a small amount of space with pull out drawers - I'm attaching a couple of pix).

Mar 09, 2015
boyzoma in Chains

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015) Nominations!

I'm using FF. The two don't show for me either. I cleared my cache but no change. Fooey!!!!!

Your favorite recipe using a ham bone?

I use Navy beans, but yup, beans & ham soup. Thick and hearty. Don't forget the Beano! :)

Feb 12, 2015
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Using up some of the beef stock I made a while back and tonight will be Vegetable Beef Barley soup. Sounds good for a funky night. Will also make some good freezer dishes, too. Probably will make a couple of tubs for the MIL while I am at it.

Masterchef Junior 2/10/2015

As great as these kids all are, I'm sorry to admit that I really dislike Andrew (and it breaks my heart to say that about anyone - especially a child) but I think he is a little too big for his britches if you get my drift. I'm not sure who I want to win, but it's just not Andrew. All the kids are amazing. My favorite little guy was Riley. He did great for his age. But we shall see.

Feb 11, 2015
boyzoma in Food Media & News

Husband Coming from 3 months stay in China; What to cook .

I know when my hubby was gone for 3 months (to Alabama), the first thing he wanted is Fried Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Country Gravy over the top of everything. Maybe corn on the side. It's his favorite meal. But that's just him. :)

Feb 10, 2015
boyzoma in Home Cooking
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