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current restaurant pet peeve

Thanks, everyone. I wasn't trying to get attention - I probably shouldn't have hit the send button.

My chowhound mates are the best and I appreciate your good thoughts.

My son and his girlfriend are the best people I could ask for to have in my life right now.

current restaurant pet peeve

Thank you. Good to know. I was gearing up to have it done at least in the next year, but my husband just died last week unexpectedly and I am rearranging my priorities now.

1 day ago
sandylc in General Topics

current restaurant pet peeve

In your estimation, how would a 56 yo female do on her own after knee replacement? EDIT: During recovery, that is.

Jul 05, 2015
sandylc in General Topics

Questions regarding enchiladas

I would offer some crisp summer radishes, thinly sliced, some avocado, some baby greens, some cilantro, lime wedges, maybe some orange slices....

Just don't make the enchiladas hot. You can offer a variety of green and red salsas on the side for those who want it spicy.

Jul 04, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking
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It's MASCARPONE!

This was mentioned in an interesting video about some of the differences between British English and United States English.

Jun 29, 2015
sandylc in Not About Food

It's MASCARPONE!

I was an early reader, and the way I guessed some words were said in my head turned out to be wrong! I mostly had syllable emphasis issues.

Also, my mother was from the south, and also seemed to have a very slight speech impediment, not to mention having been raised by parents with 8th-grade educations. College seemingly didn't make a dent in her determination to mangle English. After I began school, I had to unlearn much of what I had learned at home.

Jun 29, 2015
sandylc in Not About Food

Would you buy dessert sauces at a farmers market?

You know, I really haven't kept up. We switched to mostly glass many years ago and haven't looked back.

I'm sorry :)

It's MASCARPONE!

I forget if this one has been mentioned or not.

Cold Slaw.

Jun 29, 2015
sandylc in Not About Food

Picky eater

My hubby began eating a lot less and became fussier about food a dozen years ago. Two things helped: treatment for acid reflux (we use baking soda), and a CPAP machine. He is enjoying food much better now.

This is not necessarily at all anything to do with your husband's particular circumstances; I just want to urge you to look more deeply into possible health causes for this behavior change.

It's MASCARPONE!

Another commonly mispronounced word is...

Well, here's the wrong way: egg-zit.

You can figure it out.

Jun 28, 2015
sandylc in Not About Food
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Making dates taste better

Maybe stuff them with soft goat cheese or cream cheese? Wrap in bacon and broil? Can you do coconut - you could do the coconut dates? Make a sandwich with chopped dates and graham crackers?

Jun 28, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking
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Would you buy dessert sauces at a farmers market?

If I didn't already make a great hot fudge sauce myself, I might buy it. It would have to be of sufficient quality, however. I would read the ingredients and (probably harshly) judge the degree of silly "flavored up"-ness involved. I think a glass jar would be an advantage - we don't generally eat out of plastic. I wonder if samples could be served out of tiny disposable spoons rather than on cookies or pretzels.

"eggs over easy" what does it mean?

You are correct in my book!

Jun 28, 2015
sandylc in General Topics

Best Pre-Cooked Chicken

Too fatty?

Jun 28, 2015
sandylc in General Topics

Dinner in Stillwater

Yeah, that menu looks just...overdone somehow. Trying to be "fancy" and "sophisticated" and, instead, tackling far too many things to do them all well.

Jun 28, 2015
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sriracha Spread

Xanthan.

Jun 26, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking

Sriracha Spread

Cream cheese.

Jun 25, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking

Need some local advice on Mexican fare

Everything was incendiary. On both of our plates.

Jun 24, 2015
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Pre-cut fruit and digestive problems?

I don't trust the sanitation in grocery store prep areas well enough to eat their pre-cut fruit. I also don't trust the freshness - they probably leave it on the shelf until it sells, long past when it should be removed.

Also, it's highly recommended to wash all fruit before cutting into it, to rid it of exterior bacteria before it gets transferred to the inside. I doubt the minimum-wage grocery store fruit choppers care about this.

Need some local advice on Mexican fare

We must have hit them on a bad day that one time we went there a year or two ago.

We like SOME spice in our Mexican food, but everything we had that day was so spicy it was actually painful. It was inedible. Hubby tried valiantly to keep eating, but I had to stop after three bites, and he didn't make it very far beyond that.

Jun 24, 2015
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Looking for Friday Breakfast Edina, Bloomington, Richfield

Great place not too far from the airport:

http://www.wiseacreeatery.com/

Jun 24, 2015
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Taiwanese style pork belly buns.

I had pork belly on a steamed bun quite some time ago at Masu. Not sure if it's what you're looking for.

Jun 24, 2015
sandylc in Minneapolis-St. Paul

What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Me neither!

Jun 24, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking

Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

Ha. took my adventuresome son years to like eggs because from birth he smelled us nuking one every morning for the dog.

Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

I intend no personal insult to you, tcamp, honestly.

It's just an opinion I hold very strongly.

Jun 23, 2015
sandylc in Not About Food

Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

Hah, when my son was two he gave up his swing on the kid-packed playset to come over and steal the pate on baguette slice that I was planning on eating.

Jun 23, 2015
sandylc in Not About Food
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Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

Then serve burgers to everyone. Don't relegate the youthful to some sort of second class status. That's just icky.

Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

Thanks!

Jun 22, 2015
sandylc in Not About Food
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Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

Mealtimes should be enjoyable. Family relationships should be reasonable and respectful. The table should NEVER be a battlefield or associated with punishment or misery.

Within reason, children can eat everything the parents are eating. Exceptions would be things like very spicy-hot food, things that require chewing ability beyond the person eating it (the very young and toothless), food that has to be sifted for fine bones (like trout)... and that's about it.

There is no reason to force people to eat things that they don't like. We all have taste buds and we are all unique. Some effort should be made on the part of the cook/meal-planner to accommodate this; not bending over backwards, but just simple consideration.

At our house, with new foods it was a casual, "try a bite, if you don't like it that's fine."

He eats everything now.

p.s. HUGE pet peeve: steaks for the adults, burgers/dogs for the kids. Oooh...the few times I encountered this as a child, it infuriated me - I wanted the steak!!!! Shame on those who foist the inferior food upon the young; who think, "oh, they're just kids, it doesn't matter!"

What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

No worries, it's funny and looks delicious besides. I think ATK addressed the whole gapping-filling thing at some point, if I recall correctly.

Jun 22, 2015
sandylc in Home Cooking