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What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

Thanks JT!!!

May 21, 2015
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

asparagus and artichokes

some good ideas on this thread:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/391525

I prefer no wine w/ artichokes. Asparagus has never been issue with me as it usually served roasted as a side. However I prefer whites if it is ever the center of dish like asparagus quiche.

May 21, 2015
foodieX2 in Wine

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

tonight kicks off my long weekend as I am taking tomorrow off. WOOT!

Its also the kick off to weekend catching up with old friends, many I haven't seen in 35 years. A little nerve wracking as I am hosting the big get together on Sunday. Tonight its just my old volleyball coach and her husband. They are travelling the country in a RV and will be camping in my back yard for a few days.

WFD will be sauteed gulf shrimp and pasta. There will be shallots and tricolor grape tomatoes as the base for the sauce. Some good bread and a nice summer rose on the side. The man will be road worn from a less than 48 hour round trip drive MD to pick up our annual half a cow. I see steaks and burgers for Sundays festivities.

A big thank you to all who serve in the military and my prayers for those who died doing so.

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

love me a lamb burger! Enjoy the team drink and enjoy the long weekend!

May 21, 2015
foodieX2 in Home Cooking
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Is it ok to eat many eggs?

I am glad you mention psychological testing and I hope you keep up with it. A common side effect for those who don't come to terms with why they over ate to begin with often gain the weight back and/or trade a food addiction for another just as dangerous.

While it can be painful and uncomfortable, once in maintenance mode, it is possible for you "stretch" the stomach back, increasing how much you can eat at each sitting, eventually getting back to the point where you are eating more calories than you burn. I have seen this happen numerous times and it's heartbreaking. Each of these people said in hindsight they wished they had "fixed their heads" before they fixed their bodies. One has already had a second gastric bypass and thankfully has maintained their weight for the last 4 years.

May 21, 2015
foodieX2 in General Topics

NYC Street Vendor Selling $30 Hot Dogs?

When did haggling become the cultural norm for NYC street carts? The laws are pretty specific that all prices must be clearly posted.

May 21, 2015
foodieX2 in Food Media & News
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Whole Foods Charles River

yes, especially as it appears that the the OP has proof via receipts and credit card statements.

May 21, 2015
foodieX2 in Greater Boston Area

How do you deal with the compulsive need for everyone to like your food?

I got a wonderful compliment from my SIL, who I adore, just this past weekend. I asked her how she liked the ceviche and after telling me she said "Its so refreshing that when you ask that question you really want to know the answer. Its not because you want the compliment"

I would much rather someone gave me constructive criticism than empty platitudes. I think you need to ask yourself why others opinion means so much to you.

Even the best chefs in the world have off days and recipes that don't work. Just read this site to see that there are many places where folks rave about the food and others who go "meh". Food, tastes and flavors are very subjective. What is delicious to one may be boring, unappetizing or inedible to another.

Whole Foods Charles River

What do they say when you bring it to their attention?

May 21, 2015
foodieX2 in Greater Boston Area

My posts in the profile page

It has always been that way for me. I don't think I have ever been able to go back further. Hopefully the PTB will respond.

May 21, 2015
foodieX2 in Site Talk

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

my stomach is grumbling at the thought of those! My favorite way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Where would you go for dinner around Grand Central?

There are lots of current threads on this topic. You might get a few good ideas perusing them.

http://www.chow.com/search?q=grand+ce...

May 20, 2015
foodieX2 in Manhattan
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Global Prosecco shortage could hit this summer

When I ever I see articles like this it makes me the the great cheeze whiz and/or chicken wing shortages around the super bowl, the bogus bacon shortage last year, etc. How much is true and how much is hype to get folks to stock up or pay more.

May 20, 2015
foodieX2 in Wine

Uses for "boozy" bread?

I was merely suggesting that the boozy flavor might be a compliment to a savory salad or panzanella and that the cheese and sweet onions in the soup might temper it. No where did I state it would it would remove it. YMMV

May 20, 2015
foodieX2 in General Topics
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Uses for "boozy" bread?

What about toasting for croutons and adding to a savory salad?

Panzanella salad might work too.

Toasted it could be a nice topper for french onion soup-the melted gruyere and sweet onions might temper the yeastiness.

Looking for good place to dance/hear music near Chatham, moderate price

You might see if the Beachcomber in Wellfleet (about 30 min from Chatam) has started their live music series for the season. Food is pretty generic and nothing on the cape is really inexpensive but IIRC it meets your criteria.

May 20, 2015
foodieX2 in Southern New England

New veggie side dish recipes, please!

What about artichokes? I love them steamed and dip the leaves in lemon butter or a garlicky aioli.

You can buy frozen artichoke hearts too. Both my husband and son love this recipe:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gi...

May 20, 2015
foodieX2 in Home Cooking

Fake "Facebook header" ad on mobile, leads to free iPad/iPhone site

Yikes! that is terrible! Were able to remove the virus??

May 20, 2015
foodieX2 in Site Talk

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

That was my intention last weekend but I gave it to my brother! I have ordered another copy for myself.

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Flowers are Blooming Edition! May 2015

Glad you are feeling better. Like TDQ said- one meal at time! You'll be back on track in no time.

Table Hogs and Coffee House Etiquette

Many folks with ADD self medicate or supplement their meds with caffeine. Coffee and tea can offer enough of stimulant that will allow them to focus.

May 19, 2015
foodieX2 in Not About Food

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Flowers are Blooming Edition! May 2015

Hi all! I am happy to report I finally had a loss. I am down -1.6, bringing my total loss to -49.2. Woot!

I took last weeks meeting topic to heart and did a spring cleaning on my fridge. I tucked away the non-plan friendly items of my husband and son and made sure all the plan friendly stuff was front and center. I hit the market and loaded up on good veggies and fruit so even with my decadent, wine fueled dinner on Saturday night I was prepared for all other times.

This recipe made it into the rotation last week too. It was really quite good. The only substitute I made was using homemade whole wheat breadcrumbs. If you like salmon this is an easy weeknight and plan friendly meal.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.

I have the flex so no messages. I miss that as my old one did that, both Fun and motivating! Debating trading up to the charge HR but I prefer to wear on my bra not my wrist.

Clamshells and foggy cakes

Why not get a bakery display for your stall and then pack them to order in the clamshells. We have a bakery that that does just that at ours.

May 18, 2015
foodieX2 in General Topics
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What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

wowza!!!

May 18, 2015
foodieX2 in Home Cooking
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Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.

Indeed it does! I'm no snacking when I am walking! :)

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

LOL on the heels! That would be me!

Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.

I do credit my fitbit for helping me. I had owned it for a few years but was not religious about using it. Once I got serious it was eye opening to see just how little I did move with a desk a job. It takes hard work and determination to get over 10K steps when the bulk of your day is behind a keyboard. Having a visual reminder is a great motivator.

Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.

Thank you!

May 18, 2015
foodieX2 in Food Media & News

Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.

thanks!

May 18, 2015
foodieX2 in Food Media & News