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It's Tuesday, and We Want Steak!!

If anybody's interested? That was one.good.meal.

Jun 26, 2014
mamachef in Minneapolis-St. Paul

It's Tuesday, and We Want Steak!!

Oh, aren't you a BUNNY!! You remembered I come from here!! Got your e-mail. Let's Do Lunch, girlfriend. xoxox

Jun 26, 2014
mamachef in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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It's Tuesday, and We Want Steak!!

glbtrtr, coat-tail and welcome!! That's what we do here!! I too am from Granolifornia, Sonoma County area. If I want ANY of the above-mentioned trends/foods/items, I can just go to Revelation Cafe when I get back home. :) (Yak. Never, ever happen.) When I come here, I want meat. Meat and potatoes and wedge salads. :) And strawberry-rhubarb pie. I'm sure you'll get plenty of help in your search for porky goodness here, but I'll be sure to ask the cousins for specific recommends, and get back to you.

Jun 24, 2014
mamachef in Minneapolis-St. Paul

It's Tuesday, and We Want Steak!!

Hey, y'all: Thanks for the suggestions. I remember Murray's really well - hadn't even checked to see if they're still there, but hallelujah yes they are.
Sounds like a "Silver butter knife" steak all around. Reservations @ 8!!

Jun 24, 2014
mamachef in Minneapolis-St. Paul

It's Tuesday, and We Want Steak!!

Hiya, fellow 'Hounds!!
I'm in the Twin Cities for the next few weeks, and in addition to welcoming any and all suggestions for restaurants within a 30-mile radius (Mediterranean and new American especially…) I have a specific request.
We want steak. Really good steak. And we want it tonight. We'd love it if the restaurant offered both Choice and Prime grade meat, but if there's no Prime available, we'll happily consider any other ideas.
It doesn't need to be innovative or sexy (not that a steakhouse is usually known for those attributes anyway). Any help gratefully appreciated.
Marci

Jun 24, 2014
mamachef in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cooking whole chicken in hot weather

Good 'ol beercan chicken (you can always use soda, of course) or, as you say, poach the chicken and then make a gorgeous salade nicoise. (lettuce, chicken, sliced potatoes, haricot verts, black olives, anchovies, vinaigrette) or just a tasty chicken/cashew salad to stuff into the best tomatoes you can find.

May 13, 2014
mamachef in Home Cooking

Comfort Snack?

My heart went pitter-patter when I saw them. And now I remember where I got them: Public Grocery: Home of all things weird, good and wonderful. :)

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

How to ask guest to pay for meal/drinks at dinner?

Of course you can!! But for larger parties, most places need to be ready and have product on hand, and this person is clearly planning a party!!

May 13, 2014
mamachef in Not About Food

Question about strange butter

Not by you, but my call is: that stuff was frozen and thawed before it made it's way into your shopping cart.

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

Comfort Snack?

Gravy
Noodles
Potatoes (mashed, with a sliver of butter on every bite)
skinless Buffalo "wings"
Gravy
Gravy
Gravy
Noodles mixed w/ cottage cheese
Gravy
Blintzes with extra sour cream and sour cherries
Gravy

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics
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Comfort Snack?

Will, if you just ask most KFC's will make you an order of the H/S-E/C chicken.
Agree on the potatoes, but wouldn't hang paper on them because of the smell that would inevitably happen.

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

Comfort Snack?

I found some micro popcorn that had little niblets of pork cracklings in them somewhere....cannot for the life of me remember where I got them, but it does mean they still exist. (At least, the kind I got.)
Anyway, the only surefire cure for this kind of depresh is blue-box macaroni with real butter and whole milk, in a big bowl. Best eaten in your nightgown or bathrobe. A soda alongside is nice, and then a sleeping pill.

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

Food from the 70's!

What a fantastic idea!! Yep, she was on the leading edge of food that WASN'T packaged or otherwise adulterated. Believe it or not, I found my copy at a library rummage sale, in perfect condition. It was "too old," and "not right for our readership," (hah!) so.....bah bah, suckers!! (If anyone's interested, the author's name is Alice May Brock.)

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics
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Liverwurst/Braunschweiger with*out* bread/crackers

Or stuffed into cherry tomatoes....or hollowed-out baby zucchini...I couldn't mix mine with all the other stuff, though: it would detract from the delicious, liver-y flavor, aroma and taste. :)

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

How to ask guest to pay for meal/drinks at dinner?

Usually at a crawfish place, meals are ordered for a certain number of people in advance, and that is what gets paid for.

May 13, 2014
mamachef in Not About Food

How to ask guest to pay for meal/drinks at dinner?

This may be a bit difficult to say nicely, but I'd definitely include the words "no-host bar" in there. And mention that for the diners who can't eat the (pre-paid, pre-ordered) meal that there are also other menu items available on a no-host basis.

May 13, 2014
mamachef in Not About Food
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Liverwurst/Braunschweiger with*out* bread/crackers

On a spoon. With a squiggle of mustard. Sliced, with a squiggle of mustard. Squeezed from the package, with...you get the idea. My roomie wraps hers in lettuce.

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

Best Sandwich in the World

Lately, fresh tomato sandwiches with Best Foods' mayo on thinly-sliced white bread so that the mayo and juice can leak a little and just make the bread slightly soggy. So so so good, and better next month!! (Thanks, Steve Green, for the tip on the Camparis...!!)

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

Food from the 70's!

Ranch dressing with/on anything. Layered 24-hr. salad. Anything with green (hippie,spinach) noodles. Caesar salad was hot again. Varietal lettuces were just coming onto the scene. Make cocktails with Boone's farm "wine." Tequila was new and fashionable; margaritas anyone? even a Mexican seven layer dip would fit in just fine.

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

What's in your slow cooker today

Hey duchess!!
My darlin' dotter graduates college on Saturday, so Sunday's her big wingding. She could have asked for anything but wants a hugely varied taco bar, so in one crockpot I have pork shoulder to be shredded with grilled onions and mixed w/ pineapple and cilantro; in the other your basic old ground beef taco filling. I'll be doing one with chicken and chiles later in the day. Can't wait!!

May 13, 2014
mamachef in Home Cooking
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What's in your slow cooker today

"What I get for being gone so long..." ludmilas daughter, just make your own recipe for braciole (thin round or flank steak, spread with a touch of horseradish and then filled with breadcrumbs, sauteed onions, garlic and pancetta if you've got it; make tomato sauce to cover (whatever you use, but not too sweet.) You can brown these or not (rolled and pinned with a toothpick) and then layer in the pot. 3 hours on high and 3 on low and you will be in heaven. Use the sauce for your pasta, and serve the meat separately with braised garlic broccoli rabe or chard. YUM.

May 13, 2014
mamachef in Home Cooking

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Coffee and crema, strawberries, and an everything bagel topped w/ veg. cream cheese. Some would call it breakfast, but I'm going out for a late brunch with a friend, so this counts as a snack!!

May 13, 2014
mamachef in General Topics
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Thai Coconut and Tomato Soup

I hear that, tabascowoman. I had three under five at one time, so I know all about convenience. Maybe the toddies would like some toast soldiers or just plain crackers to dip in theirs?

May 06, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

Thai Coconut and Tomato Soup

Loving the spinach idea. I like mine "just-wilted," so this would be a perfect way to achieve that.

May 06, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

Natural Cut Fries - Cost-Cutting Measure, or Do Some People Like Them?

Hoo-rah. I want my fries golden and crisp on the outside; mealy and hot and starchy on the inside, no matter who cut them or how they did it or what they fried them in.

May 06, 2014
mamachef in General Topics

Help me, cheese detectives! What is the cheese featured in Heidi?

At any rate, I tried it with a thick slice of Velveeta, put into a 350 oven in an oven-safe dish. (I was 10, and yes, supervised.) So anyway, it got really shiny, and shinier, and it looked like it should be melting but wasn't really doing so, even though the edges were kinds bulgy where they'd been cut, and it was all very tiresome and then it got less shiny and the tips started to curl up and brown; that DESPITE the fact that nothing truly melty seemed to be happening, and then it smelled strange and my mother came in and took it out and we had a discussion about Real Food vs. Not Real Food, and the Velveeta never actually melted and that was that.

May 06, 2014
mamachef in Cheese

Help me, cheese detectives! What is the cheese featured in Heidi?

You bored me so much I responded to it. :) Yaaawwwwwnme.

May 06, 2014
mamachef in Cheese

Help me, cheese detectives! What is the cheese featured in Heidi?

Heidi herself didn't fascinate me. I just liked the story, but she was way too plucky and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"-style to appeal to me. The character I loved was the evil housekeeper who terrified me so much that I forgot her name..Frau something....but the pictures of her in the book were frightening. As to what she ate, I always fantasized her dipping dry rusk into tea made from used bags. Wait, was her name Frau Bluucher? No...no, that was the character from Young Frankenstein that Cloris Leachman did so brilliantly.

May 06, 2014
mamachef in Cheese

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Oh come on, suzigirl and the rest of you. I wouldn't ever give up on CH, or this thread, or youse guys. I'm way over delighted that someone stepped in to keep it alive, and as always I'm glad to be here. Migraine's ass kicked, and I am eating the only post-M thing possible: Kraft Mac and Cheese in the blue box.That's pretty pathetic, considering that a friend just brought me some homemade soup, (that would probably be much much better for me,) but what's more pathetic is that over the course of the day, I'll eat all four portions. :) C'ie la Vie!

May 06, 2014
mamachef in General Topics
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Natural Cut Fries - Cost-Cutting Measure, or Do Some People Like Them?

Not a cost-cutter; I prefer skin-on, thick-cut (steak fries, if you will) twice-cooked 'taters everytime. :)

May 05, 2014
mamachef in General Topics