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No More Fried Foods or Whole Milk in Navy Chow Halls

This is crap! When I was in the Navy we guzzled GALLONS of milk at meals and it didn't do us any harm!

Aug 22, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics
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Favorite discontinued food items

An old childhood comfort food and i make no apologies for it....

Post Bariatric Surgery

Mrs. Potato had bariatric surgery a couple of years ago. Many restaurants will allow you to order from the children's menu if you ask.

Aug 22, 2015
PotatoHouse in Special Diets

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #5

I made these today for my breakfasts next week;
http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2006/10/...

They are very good and easy to make and take. Just grab 2 and put the younglings in the minivan and eat while you head off to daycare.

Aug 22, 2015
PotatoHouse in Special Diets

Best chain fried chicken restaurant?

I love Bojangles!!!

Aug 20, 2015
PotatoHouse in Chains

Horrible Restaurant Names

In one of the Percy Jackson books they come into a small town in Alaska called Moose Pass. They immediately see a diner/gas station called Moose Pass Gas. Ever since I read that I have sworn that if I win the lottery that I am building a gas station in a town called Moose Pass so I can steal the name.

Aug 20, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food
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Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

When someone asks you for advice (such as in the kitchen), "You're (fornicating with) this chicken, I'm just holding the tail feathers".

Aug 20, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Restaurant staff self-grooming

I can be somewhat of an a$$#0le when I am paying to eat. I would have videoed her with my cell and showed it to the manager.

Aug 20, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

So you are moving away

I MISS BISCUITS AND GRAVY DAMMIT!!!!!!

I am a southern boy who moved as far north as you can without a passport (I now live in the Maine North Woods) and I have found less than a handful of places in the whole STATE that serve biscuits and gravy! I would LOVE to open a northern/southern fusion restaurant here and show these Yankees what they are missing out on.

Gyro, Reuben and Southern Biscuits & Sausage Gravy -- Lay's Potato Chips....?

I have tried the Biscuits and Gravy (being a southerner I had to) and I actually enjoyed them. It is the Sage that gives you the gravy taste and despite expectations, they are not overly salty either.

Aug 07, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

So what do you think of horse meat?

It's almost as good as lion meat....

Aug 07, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Coke, soda, pop,.....????

What do you call a sweetened carbonated drink? I have always referred to them as "soda water",as in "I would like a diet soda water please".

Aug 07, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

No kids allowed?

The owners of a restaurant near Cairns NC has introduced a new rule that requires diners to be a minimum of seven years old, in response to a number of complaints from customers about noisy children.

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

I found this article interesting and figured I would share it, although I am sure it will create a big debate.

http://www.ijreview.com/2015/07/37241...

Jul 21, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Your favorite non-food-related items that get tons of use in the kitchen

My laptop. It often gets set up on the breakfast bar and plays a DVD while I watch and cook.

Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

Exccept for certain situations where it is intentional (I.E. Mrs. Potato and I want a Caesar Salad for supper), our three little tater tots eat the same things we do. Or at least, they are SERVED the same things we are. Whether or not they eat it is up to them.

Iron Chef frozen dinners????

I couldn't believe it when I came across this display in the frozen section of our local Walmart. Iron Chef isn't even on TV anymore! WHY would they come out with this now?

Jun 18, 2015
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

McDonald’s Rolls Out New Protocol for Taking Orders

The McD's in our little town has started a policy that if you don't receive your food within 60 seconds of paying for it, you get a free breakfast sandwich (offer is only good between 0700-0900 and drive thru ONLY). They even hand you a cheap little sand glass to time it with.

Jun 08, 2015
PotatoHouse in Chains

Should It Be Illegal for Supermarkets to Waste Food?

In many localities, there are laws in place that prevent markets donating "expired"(translation: at or past the "Sell By" date, which does NOT mean that the food is "bad", just simply not fresh) or for restaurants (delis, cafeterias, et. al.) to donate unsold "lefovers" of prepared foods that would be thrown out otherwise.

Jun 07, 2015
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

Hannibal Season 3

And let me guess....you think this relates to food because Hannibal is a cannibal. Am I correct?

Jun 07, 2015
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

Don't touch money and then touch my food!

As a matter of fact, neither Purel nor any other hand sanitizer will kill one of the most deadly and infectious bacterium out there, Clostridium difficil (or C. diff). ONLY washing your hands with soap and hot water will take care of that little bug.

Jun 07, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food
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After slaughter, what happens to the unused cow parts?

Cow tongue, cheek, and brain are delicacies in certain parts of the country. They don't go to waste.

Jun 07, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

How do you solve problem when you are hungry while traveling, but don't know what to eat?

" What usually solves the problem is reminding myself of my family's ancient adage: "It's not the last meal you're ever going to eat." ;)"

How do YOU know?!?!?!

Jun 07, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Banana Bread Bars With Brown Butter Frosting

I made these three weeks ago for our road trip out to Des Moines to adopt our three grandkids. The frosting is addictive!!!!

http://therecipecritic.com/2012/11/ba...

May 31, 2015
PotatoHouse in Home Cooking

America’s Most Obese States Tend to Have One Thing in Common

Update your rhetoric. They Food Pyramid has not been used for a few years now. It is now My Plate.

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Should It Be Illegal for Supermarkets to Waste Food?

It should be illegal for local communities to outlaw donating food to homeless and shelters. That is the #1 reason for this, but yet the markets and restaurants get the blame.

May 31, 2015
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

Popeye s VS KFC

Popeye's, although their dumbass commercials lately have turned me off. If your ad men and spokeswoman don't know the difference between breading and batter then I don't want their company making my food.

May 31, 2015
PotatoHouse in Chains

The Latest "Yay Me" thread

That sounds fantastic! I have never attempted to debone a chicken, but that recipe sounds worth the effort.

May 31, 2015
PotatoHouse in Home Cooking

I am in your town. I have 100 USD and an afternoon off. Food crawl. Where do I go??

Presque Isle, Maine

1. The Sidewalk Cafe at the Northeastland Hotel- For breakfast, Mrs. Potato prefers the Eggs Benedict ( which I have to admit is ALMOST as good as mine) and I prefer the South Of The Border Omelete. Good food at a good price (ask for your biscuit to be grilled).

2. The Rib Truck- The Rib Truck Parfait. Baked Beans, pulled pork, bbq sauce, baked beans in a cup. All homemade and damn tasty!!!

3. Cafe Sopresso- The menu changes often here, but it has always satisfied. It is as upscale as our little town on the edge of the Northern Woods will support, but their themed menu nights once a month in the summer are always well received and worth attending.

May 31, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Are you THE cook in your family?

"The circle is now complete. When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master”
Me to my mom

My mom has actually told me that I have made her a better cook and a better eater. She says that I have introduced her to foods that she would never have thought to try on her own.

May 31, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics