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Bottle of Wine for Braising an Italian Beef Dish?

Ditto this.

Feb 14, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking

Things that actually do great in the crockpot, when you are truly out all day

Nope.

Feb 14, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking

Things that actually do great in the crockpot, when you are truly out all day

I wouldn't add the tomatoes ahead of time. All they need to do is get warm. So, walk in the door, add the tomatoes, then set the table and such. By the time you are ready to eat, the tomatoes will be heated through and ta-da, dinner.

I just wouldn't want to risk messing up the all day softening . . .

:)

Feb 14, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking

Buffalo Wild Wings Riverhead, UGH!

I've tried buffalo wild wings in other places - unfortunately, this sounds typical to every location I've tried. I love the idea of the place, but their execution is always so poor I've given up.

Don't get your hopes up for a big improvement in service or staffing.

Feb 14, 2014
tzurriz in New York State (exc. NYC)

Surplus of dried dill, uses for it?

Shred a cucumber and wring out the excess liquid with a tea towel. Combine with 1 cup of sour cream, and dill. Los of dill. This is supposedto be a sauce for poached fish, but I've been known to slather it on bread add a ssandwich.

Feb 14, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking

3-5 (Worldwide) Chains You'd Like on Your Turf

I want a Pollo Tropical so badly I could scream. The charred chicken, fried plantains, beans and rice, and Caesar salad. Oh I could swoon.

Feb 13, 2014
tzurriz in Chains
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What's for Dinner #275 - The Four Letter Word Edition [to 2/16/2014] - old

I made chow's broccoli and cheese soup, along with a basic loaf of white bread tonight, and it was delicious. The baby (15 months old) ate three bowls! The bigger kids enjoyed dipping their bread in it.

Feb 12, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking
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Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

This turned out fantastic! I wish we had leftovers. It was barely enough for our family of 2 adults and 3 small children. I added a parmesan rind while the soup was simmering and fished it out before adding the cheese. Excellent soup!

Feb 12, 2014
tzurriz in Recipes

Best 'sleeper' vegies I'm missing out on?

Okra with tomatoes is one of our favorites. Dice and Sautee an onion, add a bag of frozen okra and a can of diced tomatoes. Simmer for
20 minutes. Season and serve.

Feb 12, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking
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What vegetable to serve with eggplant parm

Exactly what I was going to suggest. Maybe with pesto?

Feb 11, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #274 - the Winter Olympics Edition [through Feb 12, 2014]

I do. It lasts so much longer this way.

Feb 11, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #274 - the Winter Olympics Edition [through Feb 12, 2014]

It is Monday, and I somehow have a ridiculous amount of laundry to do, so that demands red beans and rice. I love easy, warm, comfort meals. Although my waistline may disagree. At least all the flights of stairs today counts as exercise. Right?

Feb 10, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking
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leftover very runny/soupy polenta- cornbread?

I'd try simmering it more. Or put it back in the oven. Try to cook out more liquid.

Feb 10, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking

Pancakes - What's Your Favorite Type??

It's a toss up between a Dutch baby with powdered sugar and lemon, or lacy sweedish pancakes with Ligonberries. Oh so good.

Feb 09, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics

What's for Dinner #274 - the Winter Olympics Edition [through Feb 12, 2014]

Freezing cold and all snowing here, so I want something hearty. I'm going to please everyone in the house tonight with cheesy baked spaghetti, garlic bread made on sliced sandwich bread, and a green salad with mesculin, roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and avocado with homemade ranch dressing. The marinara for the baked spaghetti had been simmering for about 45 minutes so far. 3 hours to go.

Feb 09, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking
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What to do with Lots of bread?

Freeze it. Make bread pudding. Bread soup.

Feb 08, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking
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Broth from Frozen Chicken

Yes. Of course.

Feb 08, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #273 - 6 More Weeks of Winter Edition [Through February 9, 2014]

Short ribs in the crockpot right now with onions, bbq sauce, and witches brew (a spiced red wine). No idea on side dishes yet. Thinking super buttery/ cheesy mashed potatoes or grits? Maybe some frozen peas? Roasted broccoli? I dunno yet. But I've got 9 hours yet to figure it out. :-)

Feb 08, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking
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Seasonal Outdoor Food Storage

When I make a batch of stock anytime between October and April, I cool it outside on a shelving unit in the carport. Strain it into a clean pot, add a couple of ice packs, Lid it up, and put it goes. Lately I'm having trouble remembering to bring it back inside to portion out for the freezer before it freezes solid outside!

Feb 08, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics

Is Jewish Cuisine a Subset of American?

I apologize. I did not intend to come across harshly. I see now that I came across that way.

Not to excuse, but perhaps explain - I'm on another forum where there is a massive amount of "anecdata" being touted as scientific fact. I let my frustration there bleed through here. Again, I apologize.

Feb 06, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics

Is Jewish Cuisine a Subset of American?

My numbers are based off the census. Yours are off "people you've met". Thanks. Moving on.

Feb 06, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics

What's for Dinner #273 - 6 More Weeks of Winter Edition [Through February 9, 2014]

thank you. I wound up being too tired even for making a fruit salad, so we had pancakes, oven baked bacon, and clementines because they came in the fruit and veggie box today.

But now DH also has the crud and is begging for gumbo tomorrow. He's offering to take a sick day from work and do the majority of the kid rangling in exchange, so I may cave. I have a semolina bread in the freezer, and I've already got the dry roux. So it wouldn't even be too difficult. Guess I'll go throw my frozen chicken bits (backs, necks, and wings) in the crockpot so I have stock for tomorrow. Then we're all gonna watch a movie until kids start dozing off.

Feb 05, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #273 - 6 More Weeks of Winter Edition [Through February 9, 2014]

thank you

Feb 05, 2014
tzurriz in Home Cooking

Is Jewish Cuisine a Subset of American?

Calling a parrot a duck doesn't make it so. Jewish deli food is a subset of both Jewish food and deli. It is not the cumulative of "Jewish food".

Feb 05, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics

Is Jewish Cuisine a Subset of American?

Actually less than 70% (if memory serves it is around 63%) of North American Jews are Ashkenazi. Not 90%.

Feb 05, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics

Is Jewish Cuisine a Subset of American?

Jewry is a word, the rest of this is incorrect and Euro-centric.

Feb 05, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics

Is Jewish Cuisine a Subset of American?

"They trace their ethnic heritage from the nations of Eastern and Central Europe for the most part. Even most of today's Israelis trace their roots to those nations."

Incorrect. Most Israelis are of Sephardic origin (Spanish, Mediterranean, Persian, Middle Eastern, and North African descent)

Jews settled all over the Eastern Hemisphere. From Western Europe, to Eastern Russia, and China to Ethiopia.

Jewish Deli Food is one thing, brought by Ashkenazi immigrants from Eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but there is no such thing as "Jewish food".

I think that is where this whole discussion went off the rails. We are confusing "Jewish Deli", with "Jewish food".

All chickens are birds, but not all birds are chickens.

Feb 05, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics
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Is Jewish Cuisine a Subset of American?

There are countless differences. I hardly know where to begin. Oh wait, look at borscht.

Feb 05, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics
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Is Jewish Cuisine a Subset of American?

Then you thought wrong. Ashkenazi are Jews from Eastern Europe. Not just Germany.

Feb 05, 2014
tzurriz in General Topics

What's for Dinner #273 - 6 More Weeks of Winter Edition [Through February 9, 2014]

I'm not feeling well. We have yet another snow day with kids home from school, and boy's therapy canceled. Just a crummy day all around. So, at the 4 year old ' s request we are having pancakes for dinner with everyone in their pajamas. I've got a pound of bacon in the freezer I'll cook up. I'll make a bit of a fruit salad, and call it a day.

Feb 05, 2014
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