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The food's terrible...and such large portions

I like the egg sandwich for breakfast. Just salty enough.

Dec 10, 2014
melpy in Chains

The food's terrible...and such large portions

I was so happy this year when my mother in law decided not to go to Hoss's for her birthday and chose a local diner instead.

They did make me go to Hoss's for my "wedding shower" since they refused to come to the one that the bridesmaids threw. Luckily they made it obvious that we were not there for steak but the lunch soup and salad buffet so I didn't have to gag down some shoe leather to be polite.

Dec 10, 2014
melpy in Chains

Honeymoon in Newport

Can you elborate? Hoping to go this weekend?

Oct 07, 2014
melpy in Southern New England

Newport, RI foodie restaurant suggestion

We are hoping to go to Midtown Oyster for dinner for the one afternoon we are spending in Newport on our NE long weekend. Glad to see someone recommending it. I was getting a little nervous.

Oct 07, 2014
melpy in Southern New England

Tell-Tale Terms

Traditional vibe?

Aug 19, 2014
melpy in Not About Food

Tell-Tale Terms

I have been good places with a groupon. It has been a few years though.

Aug 19, 2014
melpy in Not About Food

Which recipe easy to cook at dinner?

Buy a steak. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder. Heat grill to high. Put steak on. Cook for 3-4 min per side depending on thickness. Turn down grill after first few min. Buy romaine lettuce pre cut, squeeze half a lemon for every three handfuls of lettuce, add a couple tablespoons of EVOO and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Shave Parmesan cheese on to salad. Slice a tomato and top with salt, pepper and some fresh basil leaves or sliced red onion. Serve tomato, salad and steak. Total time 10-20 min.

Aug 19, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Fascinating cooking tips and advice

Is it store bought or fresh squeezed to which we are supposed to add the lemon? I prefer fresh and never get it because it is time consuming to get even one glass. This would be a nice hack if true.

Aug 17, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Fascinating cooking tips and advice

Also, what is the point unless you buy pasta in a bag it already comes in a container like that.

Aug 17, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking
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Fascinating cooking tips and advice

Celery refreshes well if it does go limp too. Just put cut ends in cold water. I think I got this to work with wilted greens as well.

Aug 17, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking
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Fascinating cooking tips and advice

The captions almost made me put it down. I wonder how many actually work though. I have seen almost all of those on Pinterest before and there is a lot of junk out there.

Aug 17, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking
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Which recipe easy to cook at dinner?

Grill a protein, make a side salad of greens dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, and season it. Steam or grill another veg along side or make a starchy side. Roasted root vegetables are delicious.

Aug 17, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Would you stuff "deviled eggs" with a meat/protein blend?

In Spain it is very typical to stuff the eggs with tuna mixed with lots of mayo. Use the oil packed Italian or Dpanish tuna if you have it. No yolks involved.

Aug 17, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

A few things to get off my chest ...

Clam and bacon is one of my favorite. Clam casino is one you can get at Modern in New Haven but it adds peppers.

Aug 16, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Lamb ragu

Mangia Qui sometimes has lamb ragu but the menu changes. It is good though.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in Pennsylvania

Does anyone (else) eat raw pasta?

I doubt I have iron deficiency but horny might hold true.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Do you make and drink "potato chip cocktails"?

I didn't know this was a thing but the concept sounds amazing.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I too prefer sausage gravy. I like to add some maple and crushed red pepper and fennel seeds. The biscuit has to be really good or I don't want it.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics
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Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

What kind of beer was it? We love Belgian beers.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I don't like them fried. Broiled, large, not too much filler, big lumps of good crab. Just made some for a dinner party on a bed of corn salad with a lemon aioli.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I found this to be true! Didn't like pumpkin pie made with anything but long neck pumpkin from PA. Took 23 years until I had it but it is good. Makes my family sad that I like my husband's family's pie better.

Save the canned pumpkin for the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

No sandwiches for you!

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I like Jim's.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Ugh, detest shoo fly pie.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Baked ziti isn't lasagne firm where I come from unless it has been sitting all day in a deli cooler.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Never had it growing up in CT or in MD and not likely to try because our dark Italian tuna packed in oil does not sound appealing hot.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I live in central PA and the fries thing is true of Pittsburgh style here too. Most often with salads. I pass on it though.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Ugh, pancakes. No gracias.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Canisters for Dry Storage

I use vintage metal Heller canisters. They are very lightweight, which I like. I use Tupperware for most grains or I twist the plastic bag and secure with a clothespin. This is an example off canisters but I have four, flour, sugar, coffee, tea. I keep sugar packets in the coffee one and tea bags in the tea one.

Jun 22, 2014
melpy in Cookware

You know you dine out too often when...

We did not eat out often as children but restaurant was way more fun to play than kitchen because it was more interactive. Kitchen can be a solo game.

Jun 19, 2014
melpy in Not About Food