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Indialantic Restaurants?

Indian River! I was hoping to hear from you. Have already been to Bizarro's twice (within walking distance), and practically live at Publix. So far have been to 2 breweries, Petrillos, and Coasters. Oh, and Long Doggers.

2 days ago
NonnieMuss in Florida

Do you pray before a meal?

Several posters have declared themselves as atheists, which, as mentioned, is unusual in my part of the world. If pressed to declare, I'm usually met with confusion, pity, or worse - invitations to churches or " life groups". It's nice to find out there are so many like-minded people here.

"Bless the meat and damn the skins,
Back your ears and cram it in!" - Lewis Grizzard

Do you pray before a meal?

Wow - I had no idea this board was so atheistic. Coming from the South, you kind of expect most people you meet to be religious. Also an atheist, and no I don't pray, of course. But if in prayerful company, I'll generally bow my head and be as respectful as possible. I would also be uncomfortable being asked to say grace, but as I was raised Cathoholic, I could pull it off if necessary.

Eating Corn On The Cob--What's Your Style???

My style, and love for corn on the cob, is almost pornographic. Steamed or boiled, butter, salt, and a little pepper. There's no such thing as "full" with COTC. My foolish brother cuts the kernels off his, so I gnaw on the cob. I will happily finish off my husband's. It's a cruel, cruel twist of fate that made me severely allergic to corn husks, meaning I have to handle them in the grocery with plastic bags on my hands unless there's a helpful employee nearby. My husband has to shuck it for me.

Anyone do it Heckle and Jeckle style?

Jul 24, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics

What is worth making from scratch to save money?

+1 on this book. I likethat she also considers the fun factor of making stuff - like you might not save too much, but it's really a fun activity so worth the time in the long run.

Jul 23, 2015
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

Looking for a (vegan) eggplant in walnut pomegranate sauce recipe that I saw on chowhound recently - please help!

More complaining about injected meat

What kind of broth would you assume is injected into chicken?

Jul 23, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics

More complaining about injected meat

No snark taken, Sunshine - we usually agree on stuff if memory serves. Tilting at windmills is a pretty good description of what I'm doing. I just remember not so long ago that I could walk to Kroger and buy decent quality meat for a reasonable price. I'd love to be able to do it again, which I told them (politely).

The broth question was pure curiosity on my part. I actually DID want to know how it was made, and why the ingredients listed on the package weren't exactly what they said. Reading GH1618's link was disheartening. I don't like that they're able to say "Enhanced with broth" instead of "Now containing 4x the sodium of regular chicken."

Basically this is a major pet peeve of mine that I find it hard to shut up about. This was actually going to be my last post on the subject (I will try - the impossible dream!)

Jul 23, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics

More complaining about injected meat

I wrote them previously about it, and they replied that they performed taste tests in which the injected products won. I'm lucky enough to have an excellent local butcher - which is nowhere near my house and of course costs more, but I feel terrible for anyone living with only a Kroger or Walmart nearby.

Of course Kroger also directed me to the "Simple Truth" natural brand, which is twice the price and still not terribly impressive, quality-wise.

Jul 23, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics

More complaining about injected meat

Silly me for assuming it was chicken broth I guess!

Jul 23, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics

More complaining about injected meat

So I wrote to Kroger asking them this: You say your chicken is injected with up to 15% broth. What's in the broth? That could be a million things. A week passes. They reply:

"Thank you for contacting Kroger Customer Connect regarding our heritage farms chicken. The ingredients of the broth are water, rosemary, oil, and salt. I hhope that this information is helpful."
(That's their typo, not mine.)

So I write back - umm... Is there no chicken in your broth? I thought broth was made from meat. What kind of oil do you use? Is it peanut? That could be bad for allergic-type folks. What kind of salt? Also the label says something about "natural flavorings". What are those?

Two weeks pass. They reply:
"Thank you for contacting Kroger Customer Connect regarding the Heritage Farms Chicken. The information that was provided to you in regards to the broth ingredients were accurate. All of the other information is proprietary." (Again, their typo.)

Well. It's not like I was going to buy their rubber-tire salty chicken anyway, but it sure is nice to know they won't tell you what's in it. I buy all my chicken from a local butcher now, but it's pricey and inconvenient. Kroger used to sell real meat.

Okay. Rant over.

Jul 22, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics

A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

Jul 22, 2015
NonnieMuss in Not About Food
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What is it that really turns your stomach?

Possibly the woman had one clean hand and one hand with a Band-Aid on it?

Jul 22, 2015
NonnieMuss in Not About Food

Perceptions in taste, not preferences

Descriptions of delicious fish dishes - they always sound fantastic - but when I put them in my mouth, all I can taste is "fishy". I've tried for years to like fish - it looks and sounds wonderful - but just can't.

Help me replicate corn recipe

I googled those ingredients and came up with a Paula Deen recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

No eggs, but sounds close.

Jul 21, 2015
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

Indialantic Restaurants?

Will be in Indialantic next week and looking for good/fun food. I've looked through old threads, but since things change, I'd love some recommendations. Specifically I always love a place where you eat at a picnic table in the sand, preferably fried food, and drink beer that comes in a bucket.

But any recommendations from fancy-schmancy to pizza-by-the-slice would be great. Also shopping - best groceries, farmers markets etc. Thanks for any advice!

Jul 21, 2015
NonnieMuss in Florida

Sending to App Store again

Aaaaand now it's porn. I declined to take a screenshot. And coming here to post, I got sent back to Words With Friends. It's getting worse.

Jul 19, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Sending to App Store again

Still happening

Jul 17, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

I loved this book. I made her homemade ginger ale, which was referred to as an abomination. I tried the camembert cheese, but her aging time was too far off and I ended up with an over-aged mess. Bad recipes aside, it's a fun read, especially the adventures with screaming goats and Hare Krishna ducks.

Jul 17, 2015
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

Sending to App Store again

I'm getting the same thing. Two clicks, two App Store redirects. Will get a screenshot if it happens again.

Jul 14, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

2013 or older recs for Foodie/Food Related non fiction works - planning for Christmas purchases

I love Jeffrey Steingarten's books - The Man Who Ate a Everything and It Must Have Been Something I Ate. Also Make The Bread, Buy The Butter by Jennifer Reese. My Life In France is delightful - Julia Child.

Jul 13, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News
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Is there a national chain that has happy face ice cream sundae cones?

Baskin Robbins has a few different varieties: https://www.baskinrobbins.com/content...

Jul 13, 2015
NonnieMuss in Chains

Rubbery Chicken Texture?

Chances are you got "enhanced" chicken that's injected with "broth" (usually between 12 and 15%). The "broth" is mostly salt water, which alters the texture of the chicken. Marinating on top of that may not help. I've been complaining to Kroger/Sam's/Meijer about it for a while. Now I only buy chicken that isn't injected, but it's harder to find.

Jul 10, 2015
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

Zombie Threads and First Time Posters

Yes, I commented on that thread, because a new person signed up for an account JUST to make some smart remark on a question I asked. They never came back. Seemed like a lot of trouble just to be snarky! I just wonder if new members might mistakenly comment on zombie threads, and then get little to no response and not come back.

Zombie Threads and First Time Posters

Anyone else notice a spike in zombie revival threads? Just looking at the General Topics board a few minutes ago, of the ten first threads only three were even from this year. Most of the replies were from first-timers. I'm sure the kid with braces looking for soft foods nine years ago has the wires off, and many of the OP's are inactive. Has there been some sort of new membership push?

Jul 09, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Gout Magazine from Eater

"Your new favorite food magazine!"

Jul 09, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News

Is it okay to ask guests at a suprise party to pay to attend?

The only situation in which I can imagine asking guests to pay to come to my house would involve the purchase of an expensive pay-per-view event. Then it would have been agreed upon beforehand - I'll order the fight, everyone chips in $XX. I probably wouldn't even do this, but I think it would be fine.

What you describe is just weird. I agree with the others - get sick and stay sick until it's over.

Jul 07, 2015
NonnieMuss in Not About Food

Sugar causes cancer!

(Can I borrow the word "derpitude?")

Hounds with Blogs

I do really long, rambling posts about kitchen experiments that go horribly wrong and sometimes right. There's the occasional original recipe, and a project where I'm trying to cook my way through every style of pizza I can find: www.illdothedisheslater.tumblr.com

As an added bonus, I am a TERRIBLE photographer.

Cooking for sick neighbor

Here is the Serious Eats guide to creamy pureed soups - kind of a how-to for most any vegetable you can think of.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/01/th...

I've also found that when people are sick, regardless of how their taste is affected, that cold sweet foods are the most appealing.

I also recommend Meal Train - it's a wonderful resource.

My recommendation for the others would be to remember convenience and snacks. You don't mention the age of the son, but surely he could make a sandwich - bread, chips, cold cuts, etc. Prepared foods like chicken salad, pasta salad, etc. - things they don't have to time or cook or fuss with. They are probably worn out and grabbing meals at odd times. And snacks - granola bars, individually portioned cut up veggies and dips or fruit.

I hope you're able to provide some comfort to these people. What a nice thing to do.

Jun 30, 2015
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking
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