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So Far I've Made (from Thanksgiving leftovers):

Pan fried mashed potato cakes were topped with over easy eggs for breakfast.

We didnt gave turkey, leftover short ribs might be lunch.

about 8 hours ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition!

The short ribs were positively melt in your mouth lucious..... So glad there are leftovers!

If anyone is looking for a movie to see the weekend, Interstellar is great.

about 10 hours ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking
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What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition!

I went to the store to pick up a rib roast last night but was won over by the most beautiful short ribs! So.... A quick phone call to the man and dinner plans were totally revamped.

Red wine braised short ribs over creamy mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, and lots of nibbles like stuffed dates and pickled veggies.

It will be a lazy, leisurely day. :)

Stay warm to those of you with bad weather, drive safe if you're travelling and enjoy yourself no matter what you're doing!

Can Kimchee "go bad"?

If you don't eat ferments regularly or take probiotics that can happen. Kimchi continues to ferment in the fridge, just slower that if it were left out- getting stronger in both taste and probiotic strength. It is recommended that people start slow when taking probiotics, it could have just been too much for you.

Discussions about taking food home during Thanksgiving dinner

My Mom always makes a second full Thanksgiving because the leftovers are her husbands favorite meal.

One year we participated in a contest for the most creative uses for Thanksgiving leftovers. :)

Nov 26, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

Stuck at Claim Jumper for Thanksgiving - Please Advise

Its just one (incredibly large portion) meal (of super medicre food.) Focus on the company you're in and you'll still have a nice time. :)

I've only been dragged there twice and while nothing was particularly good it wasn't he worst meal I've ever had.

Discussions about taking food home during Thanksgiving dinner

The leftovers are many peoples favorite part of Thanksgiving. Try viewing it as excitement instead of an annoyance.

Would you say your Thanksgiving this year is going to be a big deal . Or your just going to make it simple ?

Very simple. A prime rib and a couple of sides for the two of us. We don't really celebrate Thanksgiving, we just take advantage of the food items that are on sale and make a great meal and enjoy our time off. Its so low key I haven't even gone to the store yet and if I don't it's no big deal, we'll get around to it sometime this weekend.

We declined going up north with family and declined a handful of invitations from friends, this 4 day weekend is ours!

Nov 26, 2014
weezieduzzit in General Topics

What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition!

I'm really sorry to hear its a rough time but happy to see you back! Dinner looks lke it was delicious!

Nov 25, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

There's a whole lotta room between beating around the bush and being up front and honest that doesn't involve being rude. Its pretty easy to say "I'm sorry but we have a no television during meals policy at our house. I hope you'll still join us."

Nov 25, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food
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Etiquette on anniversary dinner

I can't help but wonder how BIL decided dinner was going to come out to $1040.

Nov 25, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

That's only effective if he has one, if he doesn't he could say "No, that's why I was wondering if you have a TV." If you're going to say no, just say no- no need to play games.

Nov 25, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

Why would you assume he has a DVR? If he had one he probably wouldn't be worried about missing the game.

Nov 25, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition!

Lunch will polish off the rest of the leftover pollo asada and pasilla marinaded flap meat (freaking delicious- we both want it again soon!) so we finally get to indulge in some of the goodies I got at the Asian market this weekend. I'll keep it simple and on the lighter side since it's both hot and sandwiched between heavier meals of beefy goodness.

Baby bok choy will be steamed with home made chicken stock and will have some black bean chili sauce stirred through before serving, king trumpet, shiitake, birch and crimini mushrooms will be stirfried with some diced chicken thighs, napa cabbage, green onions, carrots, and red pepper with the usual ginger, garlic, tamari, etc. Pea shoots will be dressed with a mixture of sesame oil, tamari and ginger.

Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

That gravy looks awesome and will give me an excuse to buy some dried porcinis! It looks like we have everything else.

Nov 25, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

Weight Watcher's Foodies - Return to the Bermuda Triangle Edition! November 2014

From an article I read this morning:

Let’s look at the science. No matter how many calories you eat, you’re simultaneously burning those calories off as well. “To gain one pound of fat in a day you would have to eat 3,500 calories more than what you burned off,” says Lisa Moskovitz, R.D., founder of The NY Nutrition Group. The average person fries about 1,600 calories a day, just keeping their heart beating and their lungs breathing. So to gain a pound on Thanksgiving, you would have to eat a total of 5,100 calories of turkey and pie.

That means to gain a pound on Thanksgiving, you’d have to eat:

2 turkey legs (with the skin on)
6 oz. turkey breast (with the skin on)
2 cups mashed potatoes (made with butter and whole milk) plus 1 cup turkey gravy
½ cup cornbread stuffing
2 slices canned cranberry sauce
1 cup candied sweet potatoes with marshmallow
1 cup Brussels sprouts with walnuts
1 cup green bean casserole
2 crescent rolls
1 piece pumpkin pie with 1 cup vanilla ice cream
2 pieces pecan pie each with 2 Tbsp whipped cream
and 1 slice apple pie

But you will “gain weight” temporarily. “On average, people could expect to see an extra two to four pounds staring back to them after their Thanksgiving feast,” says Moskovitz. Those numbers are a combination of the weight of the food and drink sitting in your belly, plus a bit of extra water weight.

Nov 25, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking
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What time does your family eat Thanksgiving Dinner?

If it's with my extended family the meal is around 3 which allows people to drive into town without having to sacrifice a nice peaceful morning at their own pace. You can show up at any time before then- most people arrive around 11 or 12 so they can hang out, then have the meal, hang out some more and then drive home at a decent time. With the inlaws, who have no concept of consideration, we end up eating late and driving home in the middle of the night.

Nov 24, 2014
weezieduzzit in General Topics

First food thought this morning

"Oh, yeah, Thanksgiving is this week. I should probably go to the store tonight."

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

Have a great birthday!

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

A few pounds of flap meat are marinating in a pasilla sauce, some chicken strips in an asada marinade. Both will be grilled if the wind dies down, cooked in cast iron skillets if not. Charred green onions, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, queso fresco, avocados, blistered jalapenos and serranos, etc. on top. Leftovers will be lunches.

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

I'm pretty sure that's the single
serving size when it comes to fld and meat. :)

Canned Pumpkin- Does it have to be Cooked?

It already is cooked. Pumpkin is hard when uncooked.

Nov 23, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

Thank you! I will report back.

Nov 22, 2014
weezieduzzit in Chains

First food thought this morning

I asked the man what he wanted for Thanksgiving. He said prime rib.

Nov 22, 2014
weezieduzzit in General Topics

Logistical help needed for bring a meal to friend

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Nov 22, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

The man and I have birthdays right around the corner (exactly a week apart so we celebrate in the middle,) and I think that will be our birthday treat this year since we aren't cake fans.

Nov 21, 2014
weezieduzzit in Chains
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Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I've only had the tub. We like it and by the time it's melted smooth I have all of the meats and veggies cut up and ready to dip. :)

Nov 21, 2014
weezieduzzit in Chains

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

Thanks for the heads up! The fondue makes a great, fast dinner.

Nov 21, 2014
weezieduzzit in Chains

Rule #1...always...

The left side is the correct side. The "right" side would be the wrong side:)

Nov 21, 2014
weezieduzzit in General Topics

Rule #1...always...

That would be on top of the fridge so..... nope. I mean left. :)

Nov 21, 2014
weezieduzzit in General Topics