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Fair amount of tip at a restaurant

Absolutely, completely, 100% wrong. Either you are a blind mouse (used instead of the insult I would rather use) that believes anything he is told, or you are a server who is hoping to foster belief in this BS in order to pad your own wallet. Try reading FACTS!!!

http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm

Mar 01, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Post Your Favorite Food Fotos...

Tired of people complaining about your food pics? Post them here without judgement!!

Thyme is on my side...

Lobster Tortellini at Angler's Seafood Restaurant in Newport Maine.

Mar 01, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Is dessert optional?

This is no different than if I attend a dinner party and they serve a vegetable that I simply can not stomach. Or if it was a cookout and they served hotdogs (I have a psychological block toward hotdogs. I don't eat them PERIOD). In the first case, I will simply not eat the veggies if served. In the second I will bring my own sausages (with enough to share with others). Either way I would not make a big deal about it or call undue attention to myself.

(Edit) Thinking about it, dessert would be very easy for me because Mrs. Potato had stomach surgery two years ago so we would simply let it be known to the host that we would share one dessert.

Mar 01, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Why aren't we eating more geese?

"Why aren't we eating more geese?"

Because those damn Canadians are hoarding all the good ones.

Feb 19, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Should you tip the owner?

Try the U.S. Department of Labor.

http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm

Feb 12, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Scrambled eggs with ketchup - how strange/common is this?

I ate them that way when I was a kid (MANY years ago) but I rarely eat ketchup on anything anymore.

Is Costco Making Us Fat?

Back up your claims. Give us substantiated credible sources or be blown off as another liberal mouthpiece who makes up their "facts" to fit their argument.

Feb 10, 2015
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

BK's Chicken Nuggets Officially SUCK!

I recently worked for a recycling company that picked up the cardboard bin for the local BK and the french fry cases were still labeled as "Frozen Coated French Fries". I have no idea WHAT they are coated with, and would probably be scared to know.

Feb 09, 2015
PotatoHouse in Chains

BK's Chicken Nuggets Officially SUCK!

Last week I was running some errands and in a moment of weakness and need to nosh, I stopped by Burger King (I was driving by anyway) and blew $1.50 for ten nuggets. They were flat (think half the thickness of a McD's nugget), tasteless, and the "meat" was unidentifiable. They brought to mind the old Southern saying, "f a man offers to sell you a diamond for ten cents all you end up with is a rock that ain't worth a dime" and that is what I ended up with, ten "chicken" nuggets that weren't worth 15 cents each.

Is the fast food industry really this clueless about what the public wants, or is the public really this clueless about what they are buying???

Feb 08, 2015
PotatoHouse in Chains

Do you eat the skin on a sweet potato?

I just happened to make whipped sweet potatoes as a side dish for tonight's supper. I left the skins on and whipped them right up. No problem, the younglings ate them gladly.

Feb 08, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Ideas for a Molecular Gastronomy Store Name {prize}

Bob...call it Bob.

Who cooks in a hotel room?

I spent 20 years as an OTR truck driver (AKA 48 states and Canada) and I always carried a small fridge, a 2 burner camping stove, and a set of non-stick cookware in my truck. There were many times when I was in a hotel room for one reason or another and cooked rather than spending money on eating out.

Feb 02, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Would you buy your neighbors' home cooked food

While IMHO #3 is the dumbest statement made in this thread thus far and #1 is an egotistical generalization, I do agree with #2 and think that #4 should have pointed out the questionable legality of such an enterprise.

Feb 02, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

What to do with Mrs. Buttersworth Pancake Syrup?

Donate it and buy real maple syrup.

Cronuts at Dunkin' Donuts?

I live on the edge of Maine's North Woods so I don't usually have access to the latest food trends. Today, merely out of convenience, I stopped into a Dunkin' Donuts to by Mrs. Potato a muffin. There I saw a sign advertising their new "Croissant Donuts" so I figured it was a chance to finally experience this latest food fad. I MUST ask, is the DD version a true representation of a Cronut? Because I must say, it was NOT all that IMHO.

Jan 27, 2015
PotatoHouse in Chains

Too much hassle to bother with foods

Oh come on...

....no liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti???

Jan 27, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Lemon thief

That was my first thought. Soak her down, she'll leave.

Jan 26, 2015
PotatoHouse in Gardening

How do you like your tacos...crunchy or soft?

True Mexican "street" tacos are always soft and they are what I prefer. If you are talking about Americanized "tex-mex" tacos ala Taco Bell, I prefer the double decker tacos. If I am making them at home I like my home fried shells to come out somewhere in the middle.

Dog Differences

I have no (hot) dog in this fight since I don't eat them (the closest that I get is a sausage dog) but I have been pondering. Would anyone like to postulate a solution to the question, what (if any) is the difference between a hot dog, a red hot, a wiener, and a frank? Maybe even the difference between a frank and a frankfurter.

Jan 23, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Accommodating a Party Guest-What is Reasonable?

"I was planning to serve heavy hors d'oeuvres at the party, but not necessarily a full meal."

THIS is why I equate it to booze at a kid's party. This is not a dinner party, it is a party with snacks.

Jan 23, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Can You Identify This Dessert?

Because I had to, that's why.

Jan 20, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Fair amount of tip at a restaurant

Dan, tip what you feel the service was worth, to hell with everyone telling you that you HAVE to tip ANYTHING. A GRATUITY is EARNED not DESERVED.

Mandatory municipal composting: how do you handle your food scraps?

So you prefer to allow the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Communist Party to force people to keep a canister of rotting food in their kitchens?

Fast food uniforms

Hot Dog On A Stick. 'Nuff said.

Jan 04, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Mandatory municipal composting: how do you handle your food scraps?

Have a garbage disposal installed in your kitchen sink.

Jan 04, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

How do you pronounce 'bruschetta'?

Brew-sket-ah.

Jan 03, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

The Word-Snobs can bite me!!!!

I am a Foodie and damn proud of it!!!!

FOODIES OF THE WORLD UNITE!!!!!!

What do you not order in restaurants...

There is no way that I would be glad that they use a mix. Hollandaise is too easy to make to use that as an excuse.

Dec 29, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Accommodating a Party Guest-What is Reasonable?

Caution; This post will be so politically incorrect that it is guaranteed to piss off at least 4 other CHers.

Feeling as if you are required to enable this person to binge eat at your party would be tantamount to throwing an kid's birthday party but feeling required to supply the booze to allow an alcoholic friend to get totally shitfaced or to supply the heroin for a friend who is a junkie. It is not your job to enable the bad habits of your friends.

waffle collapse

I also received a long awaited waffle iron for Christmas ( double sided flip model, I LOVE it!!!!) Here is the malted waffle recipe I have used twice so far and we love it.

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 and 3/4 cups milk

6 Tablespoons vegetable oil or light olive oil

2 large eggs

1/4 cup malted milk powder

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

butter and your favorite toppings

Mix everything (except the butter and toppings) in a large mixing bowl and whisk until everything is evenly incorporated and moist. The batter may be slightly lumpy. Allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before making waffles.

Heat your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Pour about 1/2 cup of waffle batter onto hot waffle iron. Close and cook for approximately 3 minutes. (The temperature of waffles irons vary, so tweak cooking time as needed.)

Add your favorite toppings and serve.

Dec 28, 2014
PotatoHouse in Home Cooking