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Post shoulder surgery meals

Hope your robe has pockets. They are like an extra hand. They hold the can of soda, fork, napkin, etc.

Best of luck. I don't know you, but my thoughts are with you.

Jun 09, 2014
barbaract in Home Cooking

My wedding

The Artisan Restaurant at the Delmar Hotel. I went to a party there and the food was great. They are right off I-95 in Fairfield. Good parking, too.

Jun 02, 2014
barbaract in Southern New England

What to order on the menu?

Please reply re Anthony's. I always get clam chowder that is all potatoes. Never a good meal. It must be me.

About the Brick Alley, go for lunch on Tuesday. The soup at the salad bar on that day is great, and sold separately for $$. I love their salad bar. At the bar, order your drink "up" and you get a huge one. Yes, it may be more, but it is huge. :)

May 31, 2014
barbaract in Southern New England

Bos'ns Landing overhaul

You sound very knowledgeable. A great thing for ice cream lovers! Try this one this summer, and give me your impression.

I will try some of yours. Oh! What we do for science!

Apr 15, 2014
barbaract in Northern New England

Bos'ns Landing overhaul

Drove by there this week. Couldn't count all the trucks there. Between 20 and 30. No kidding! Talked to a local who said Johnson's Dairy Bar is going in there.

We have been to their place in Northwood, N.H. Their Death by Chocolate ice cream is very good. They are re-doing the building, and putting on a new roof. With all the workers there, it should be done by the beginning of summer.

Mar 21, 2014
barbaract in Northern New England

She's Baaaacccckkkkkkk Paula Deen's comeback..........

That's what I thought. An expert on South Georgia accent, but never lived there. You can proclaim her accent overdone, with nothing to compare it to. Like her, hate her, but her accent IS spot on. I lived 8 years in Macon. 4 years in Athens, (Univ. of Ga.) and 12 in Atlanta. I know a Georgia accent. You are talking out of your hat. Find something else to complain about.

Feb 19, 2014
barbaract in Food Media & News
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She's Baaaacccckkkkkkk Paula Deen's comeback..........

How much time have you spent around southerners her age?

I am originally from Atlanta, born and raised. Our next door neighbor, a dear, sweet lady, sounded just like her.

It is something you can try to fake, and southerners can always tell, but Paula's is the real thing. You may not like it, and that is fine, but it doesn't make it fake.

Feb 14, 2014
barbaract in Food Media & News

I have a pound of ganache - any suggestions?

Make an Oreo pie crust, cool, put coffee ice cream in it, freeze. When ready to serve, warm up the ganache, drizzle over each slice. To cut the frozen pie, a knife doesn't work well. Use a fork to stab through the ice cream and crust.

This is really good.

24-25 Oreos, in food processor, then 1/2stick melted butter.

Feb 14, 2014
barbaract in Home Cooking
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #1 (Through July 18, 2013)

I bet she would like Buffalo chicken wings. The butter and hot sauce are carb free. Just bake the wings in the oven using a cling free foil. I use " release" , but i think they discontinued it. You may need to broil them at the end. I pour off the fat about half way through. Blue cheese dressing is carb free, too. A little celery won't hurt much.

Left overs make a good lunch or snack.

Jun 05, 2013
barbaract in Special Diets
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Fairfield County Neighborhood Italian Restaurants-Solid Food with reasonable prices

Maybe I am in the "Thanksgiving" mode, but isn't it nice that we all have a "go to" restaurant. We can afford a dinner out when we don't want to cook? I am very grateful. :)

Nov 20, 2012
barbaract in Southern New England

Fairfield County Neighborhood Italian Restaurants-Solid Food with reasonable prices

Franco Gianni's has the air conditioning that doesn't quite make it. They know it, but don't own the building.

We used to go to the old Jennie's, too. We still like the pizza. Have you tried the Italian place across the street? McGowans? We like to go there for a change of pace.

Chips? I wish there were a Shop Rite going in there. We used to love Stop and Shop, but not so much, now. But that is off topic. :).

Nov 19, 2012
barbaract in Southern New England

Fairfield County Neighborhood Italian Restaurants-Solid Food with reasonable prices

We stopped going there summer of 2011. They have poor air conditioning. We were hot and asked them to turn on the overhead fans. Two 16 year old girls said they were cold, (what the heck?) They turned off the fans. We decided that if they valued the two 16 year olds business more than our twice a week check with big tip, we would take our business elsewhere.. We now enjoy Jennie's in Monroe. Also, when we feel like spending $$, we go to La Scogliere in Shelton. It is REALLY good, and they make a mean drink, too. But, Jennie's is BYOB, and their food is very good, so we go there more often. Too bad, we miss the calamari at Franco Gianni's.

I wish there were more places in Trumbull to eat.

Is there something going in across from Home Depot?

Nov 19, 2012
barbaract in Southern New England

Windmill in Stratford...closed?

The ad says hot dogs, hamburgers, German knock wurst, potato pancakes, pastrami, corned beef, and turkey club sandwiches, French dip roast beef, hand cut fries, soups, salads, chili, and daily early bird specials 5-7 pm. So I guess they are trying to keep up the old ways. I don't see onion rings. I could speculate, but didn't their cook retire? And the loss of French's bakery ( but that's another story).... At least Rudy can retire.

Oct 19, 2012
barbaract in Southern New England

Windmill in Stratford...closed?

Vazzy's has "coming soon" in their ad today. Still called the Windmill Tavern. WindmillTavernRestaurant.com. " Our latest addition to the Vazzaro Family".

Oct 18, 2012
barbaract in Southern New England

A gallon of Manhattans!

I just remembered where I had the lemon twist. It was at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).

Jul 01, 2011
barbaract in Spirits

A gallon of Manhattans!

I stand corrected. One drink for each person. Never tried having just one...........:) Don't knock the syrup until you have tried it, Or...........have you ever tried one with a lemon twist, no cherry? Very good.

Jun 30, 2011
barbaract in Spirits

A gallon of Manhattans!

I like the neon cherries, and to sweeten it a little, I put some of the cherry juice in the drink. I am more of a 4 to 1 person, but they are a drink that people like THEIR way. :) I am a seagram's 7 fan, myself. Looking at your shopping list, is 2 liters of rye enough for 30 people?

Jun 29, 2011
barbaract in Spirits

Fairfield County Neighborhood Italian Restaurants-Solid Food with reasonable prices

You just gave away our "secret". We eat there twice a week. The only thing I would change are the hours. They close the kitchen at 8:30 weekdays. There pizza is the best around, as well as their fried calamari. Their staff is friendy, and service is great.

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Franco Gianni's Pizza
8 Broadway, Trumbull, CT 06611

Apr 15, 2011
barbaract in Southern New England