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Mashed potatoes, heated milk question

Wow, chowser. Thanks for that tip. I never thought of using the rice cooker. What a wonderful idea. I keep my rice cooker out because I use it all the time (my slow cooker gets stored). You just taught an old dog a new trick! :-)

2 days ago
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Help with turkey sandwiches for twenty Dragon boaters.

Hi Puffin3. I know you posted that the event got cancelled, but just an aside if you ever do it again, my favorite turkey sandwich is on Croissant rolls. Especially when doing them for a crowd. Just a thought. Mustard and mayo, cheese on the side. Some people just don't like the condiments.

2 days ago
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Mashed potatoes, heated milk question

I never heat mine either. I add a little butter (cold - the hot potatoes melt it), whipped cream cheese and cold milk or cream (depending on what I have on hand). Then beat with my trusty old hand mixer. They usually get set back on the burner while I make gravy or such, so they are never cold anyway. Sometimes I'll add in roasted garlic too!

2 days ago
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

STIR-FRY. I would love to see what others do. I'm looking for some other variations and would love to know what you put in yours and if you use a sauce, what's in it.

2 days ago
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Bite on one or both sides?

I never thought about it. But I do know I eat my corn like a typewriter from left to right (starting with the large end of the corn). Funny how that goes. I'll have to check on which side I eat on!

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Not About Food

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition!

Wow, you sure have been through the wringer lately. Sorry for the losses but birthday wishes to you sun and DH. Hang in there.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition!

Congrats (I think) on the move. At least you don't have to deal with that land loard any more. When is the actual move?

Dinner sounds great. Right down to the ice cream.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition!

So sorry about the lemonade. ;-( Otherwise sounds great.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition!

That looks delish! I'd be eating that, please.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition!

Well, for us, it is getting the new deck almost finished. There are just a few touch-ups to be done, but we can BBQ on it! Took most of the summer.

Sunday was our 29th anniversary so DH took me out to dinner - Italian! Had the leftovers last night.

Tonight will be grilled Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon with honey mustard glaze, grilled corn on the cob and just because I don't want it to go bad, an avocado turned into some guacamole with some fresh tomato and diced onion with some chips. And, of course a nice glass of white wine. Oh, and DH bought a tub of Tiramisu gelato for dessert.

What's for Dinner #319 -- Hot Town, Summer in the City Edition! [through August 18, 2014]

I've made these a number of times. Really good.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Cheap Beef Meals

Round steak comes on sale here fairly often. Consider buying and use a meat tenderizer mallot and you can make some nice tender beef strips. Another alternative is to use them for swiss steak.

I don't know about where you live, but we have a steak restaurant that will sell us bulk ground sirloin (that they grind on-site) for less than we can buy it at the local market. We buy and break down into 1 lb. bags and vacuum seal for various uses. You might call around and check that in your area.

We always keep the small flour tortillas on hand. You can put anything in them. Make your london broil and use leftovers for fajitas.

If you can afford a small investment, a vacuum sealer will really help your dilemmas. There is only 2 of us, but when there is a great sale, we will buy in bulk and freeze. It really saves us money and it holds well in the freezer. We also seal a lot of veggies in season which would work well for your "pampers". :-)

What's for Dinner #319 -- Hot Town, Summer in the City Edition! [through August 18, 2014]

Happy Birthday, Fowler. What a wonderful treat! The menu looks fantastic! Enjoy.

Aug 15, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking
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Summer veggie dish for a crowd?

This looked so yummy and is very much for a crowd: http://repurposedlife.wordpress.com/2...

Aug 15, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #319 -- Hot Town, Summer in the City Edition! [through August 18, 2014]

Bumber about the setback. I know you were looking forward to getting it over with. Well, sit back and eat some ice cream and I'm sure Mrs. H is taking great care of you.

Aug 15, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Chicken and Yellow Rice.. HELP!!! HELP!!! HELP!!!

Great idea with the saffron. The OP could also do a Risotto Milanese. Very yellow and creamy good.

Aug 15, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #319 -- Hot Town, Summer in the City Edition! [through August 18, 2014]

I've been off grid for a while. Finally got my other cataract removed. I have now gone from officially blind to 20/20 vision! OMG is it nice. Will never take sight for granted again. I can even start driving again (it's been over 10 months).

This last week on Saturday was Beer Can Chicken on the BBQ with grilled fingerling potatoes in a basket and corn on the cob. Sunday was a huge T-bone steak with grilled asparagus and a shrimp side salad. Tuesday I made sauteed Cod with a lemon butter cream sauce, rice and steamed mixed veggies. Thursday brought a dinner sized Caesar salad with the leftover chicken from Sunday. It's been a good week!

DH is taking me out tonight for Chang's Mongolian Grill, which I just love.

I'll be reading through all the yummies I have missed. Gotta get some new ideas for my menu's!

Note to Harters: Isn't your knee surgery coming up soon? The 21st, right? I'm thinking of you and can't wait to hear how it turned out. :-)

What's for Dinner #319 -- Hot Town, Summer in the City Edition! [through August 18, 2014]

Wow, that looks yummy. I have a recipe that I do for potatoes in a disposable pan on the BBQ and I think I might try it with the squash/zukes! Great idea.

Aug 15, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Tipping for popcorn at the movies...? YEP!!!

We have a theater near us called Cinetopia. They have several theaters that are 21+. They serve beer and wine and food. Kind of spendy, but the seats are either recliners or leather seats with hassocks and individual arm chair tables. I have to say I like it. The seats are tiered so that you never have to try and "look over" someone's head (I'm short). The servers come around before the movie starts and take orders. If you want something after the movie starts, you do have to go get it. And there is a concession stand along with an eat-in or take out restaurant. The tickets can be a little spendy unless you can get a good deal through Groupon or we just got some at 2/$15 at Costco - and they don't expire! So I don't mind tipping the waiter. They tell you they automatically add a 15% gratuity.

Aug 15, 2014
boyzoma in Not About Food

HAMBURGERS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2014

My jaw problems started with my braces (and those stupid rubber bands - which ended up throwing my jaw OUT of alignment). Should have sued the SOB.

Aug 12, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

HAMBURGERS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2014

I have jaw problems and have a hard time with any type of hard roll. So things like Ciabatta rolls, etc. are out for me. But a good sourdough would be excellent as well as the normal soft buns. I need to try the English muffins too!

Aug 11, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Your Favorite Meat or Protein?

I've got to agree with you, steve h. I love beef (filet, prime rib, T-bones, pot roasts, et. al.) Poultry, shellfish, fish, pork (but I won't eat liver or chicken hearts). And almost any and all veggies (with the exception of brussels sprouts). Same with the beverages with the exception of anything carbonated - my body can't stand that.

Aug 11, 2014
boyzoma in General Topics
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POLL: What's the best cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich?

A number of years back, The Taste of Home magazine had this recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/th...

It really was great and had cream cheese, mozzarella and cheddar. It's really good on sourdough bread. It goes very well with their tomato soup recipe! http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/ri... (I do make a change and put the cream cheese in a blender and add some of the hot soup mixture, blend and add back into the soup. It turns out so rich and creamy. I won't make it any other way now).

Aug 10, 2014
boyzoma in Cheese

How to make chicken salad?

I poach chicken breasts till tender, then dice. In the salad mix itself is finely diced celery, diced water chestnuts, diced onion (or you can use sliced green onions), diced green and red peppers and frozen peas. Mix with mayo, a little S&P and add a little McCormick's Salad Supreme seasoning. If you have it or want to do a quicker version, buy a rotisserie chicken from your local store and pull all the meat off the bones and dice. This works so well on it's own, in a sandwich or in small lettuce cups as an appetizer. I'm not fond on ones that use grapes, etc. so this is my go-to. I like the crunch from both the celery and water chestnuts. Here's a photo I did with corn on the cob!

Aug 10, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking
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HAMBURGERS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2014

Oh, my. That looks delicious. Hadn't thought about sourdough toast. Gotta try that!

Aug 10, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

HAMBURGERS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2014

Made sliders last night. Very simple - Used the Hawaiian Savory rolls, 80/20 ground sirloin patty's some topped with medium cheddar and some topped with swiss. Other toppings included the standard sliced tomato, sliced pickles and lettuce. A little spicy aioli mayo was also added. As a side I made a Mexican Macaroni Salad I saw on PW's show. It was really, really good. I only made a 1/2 recipe, but it was still a lot of salad. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/re...

Aug 04, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition [Through July 26, 2014]

Well, it's certainly not sunny here today - unless you call it "liquid sunshine". WFD last night was sauteed shrimp in garlic butter, roasted asparagus and rice with a nice dipping mustard sauce for the shrimp. A little lemon on the side and a nice glass of white wine rounded out the meal. Oh so good.

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

I like BURGERS of any type. Some of our wonderful chowhounds don't have a grill (and have stated so many times), but can still make a mean burger. So I'm all over this one. And I agree that the meat can be of any variety. Even veggie burgers. There are so many options.

Jul 21, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

My summer place is on the beach. As a child, it was the Oregon Coast. As an adult, it is either there or the Hawaiian Coast! But the beach is where my heart is.

Dinner tonight is going to be baked potato on the grill, a nice juicy T-bone steak - medium rare and some grilled yellow corn. Perfect summertime dinner. It's a pass through again to cook, but they are supposed to start on the deck the first of the week! Please pray for that!!!

What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

He just loves his mommy and is trying to look out for you so you will not get stressed and over worked. What a love Take is. I guess you could say Take is Giving :-)

Jul 18, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking
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