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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Except the Flyers might loose

about 14 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Super John......I love to hear about WW ! food...and you have nailed it....
my grand pa would be smiling..

about 14 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Wagon Wheels...have not had those for a long time....but love it!!!!

about 14 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Cooking first time for girlfriend. Help!

You know he is 26 and not a pro...but your suggestions seem pretty simple...minimal preparation with many the ingredients that can be pre-purchased already prepared...

After all he just wants to feed her a simple meal!

Desert...I am sure he will figure it out!

about 14 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Me too, but first up Cazuela de Marisicos...
Basically ground green plantains, sofrito of green peppers, yellow onions, tomatoes, cilantro.
The above is cooked down, then we have a combination of Cod, Tilapia, & Salmon which is then embedded in the vegetables in an oven proof pan and baked in the oven for 1 hours @ 350 degrees. Tonight it gets served with a traditional rice pilaf and some crushed matzo, in sautéed onions, mushrooms some chicken stock and then baked in the oven for 30 minutes.

2 days ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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Not your mother's Gefilte fish

Actually did not see the old post, and as such am interested and like what I see...
Frequently my brother and I will get together and re-engineer a recipe of favorite holiday food and see what we come up with.
This year we did not get to do anything before Pesach.
Our latest was our matzo balls with minced onions, parsley and dill. After they were cooled they went into an egg wash, matzo meal and deep fried till just crisp on the outside.
We served them with a side of brown gravy as an appetizer.

Apr 15, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What food have you lost a taste for?

Interesting, come to think of it, I lost my taste for hard boiled eggs, but still eat egg salad....go figure?

Apr 15, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

I beg too differ..
The OP, Monica states that it is her opinion that she is drinking too much alcohol.
Her question is: "How much do you drink and how often?"
I think I answered her question, then provided some background to my routine.
I am not so sure she was asking for people who are aware of the risks or first or second hand knowledge of people who as a result of alcohol consumption to any degree had any problems.

Apr 11, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

THANX!

Apr 11, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

With respect to all above, my grandfather was a heavy drinker, daily for more than half his life. He died from heart failure at 76.

My father's funeral was two days ago, Wednesday and he was 91 years old and cause of death was cardio myopathy. He had a "Happy Hour" every day for at least the last 40 years , consisting of two fingers of scotch on the rocks with either some cheese or nuts about 5:30 -6:00 every day.
I will soon be 60 and have done so for the last 10 years and will continue my fathers tradition until I am at least 91...
In reflection, I guess he meant it was a time of the day to stop, reflect, relax and be happy with life, perhaps a habit, as noted above but not necessarily a bad one.

Apr 11, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics
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Is there a fix for my chicken soup - it tastes sour

Try some fresh mint

Apr 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Kosher

FOODS FOR EASTER/PASSOVER THAT ARE DIFFERENT

Well said...

Apr 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

FOODS FOR EASTER/PASSOVER THAT ARE DIFFERENT

I am always amused by signs and notices that are wrong and can be used to infer something else.
The attached photo is something I might make for Good Friday or use it for Gefilte fish for a Seder...
Am I the only one out there with a warped sense of humor when it comes to food?

Apr 10, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #290 - April Showers/April Flowers Edition! [through April 12, 2014]

Roasted zucchini with curry and paprika, roasted thighs, legs, hearts, gizzards with onions, red and yellow peppers. Garlic mashed potatoes with lots of cream and butter...real comfort meal....I need it...

Apr 07, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #290 - April Showers/April Flowers Edition! [through April 12, 2014]

Be thankful you have a house that is not in foreclosure and you can fix and paint it how you like!

Let me know how the potatoes (salad) was...

Apr 07, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #290 - April Showers/April Flowers Edition! [through April 12, 2014]

Perfect ...Phreddy (the plumber)!

Apr 07, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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Lunch on Rte. 20 in Northboro MA area

Is the Dublin Pub still there?

Apr 07, 2014
PHREDDY in Southern New England

Ben's Kosher Deli from NYC coming to Boston

They are not really kosher....open on Saturdays...
A pretty good pretender though...
Check their certification, if it is real important to you...

Mar 30, 2014
PHREDDY in Greater Boston Area

Asking a restaurant for recipe

You most certainly can. I have never called though or e-mailed. What I have done is sent a hand written note complementing them on a particular dish and asked if they could e-mail it or write me back with the ingredients.
I revisited one restaurant in particular, which has since closed, and was very pleased to see they the owner/chef put my note on display for others to see as you entered the restaurant.
As my dad used to say, if you want milk from the cow, stroke her gently!

Mar 30, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics
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What food have you lost a taste for?

Tequila and salty foods...
I had some Patron that someone brought back on a trip (I guess duty free) they poured me a shot, took one sip and almost puked...
Salt never bothered me in the past, but now if it is too salty, even pizza, I just pass on it.

Mar 30, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

What to make and/or have on hand for out of town guests?

I'll be over in 15 minutes!!

Mar 28, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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Is there a chance in heck we can get Fast Food chains to cut back on the salt on the fries?

I never order fries at the three big USA burger joints..
In fact I never order fries anywhere out except for Peter Lugers fried German potatoes in Great Neck NY..

I frequent that restaurant once a year....
Makes sense?

Mar 28, 2014
PHREDDY in Chains

What's for dinner #287: The adios to winter edition [Through March 30, 2014]

Food , dinner will pick me up tonight...
Spicy..... shrimp, with chili/Schiraca/ketchup as a sauce ..shrimp first sautéed with scallions, in vege oil and then garlic and the sauce..
Brown rice, quick stir fry of Japanese eggplant with garlic/fish sauce...
Is there a theme here?
(yes fresh Italian white to dip in and soak up the sauces..)

Mar 28, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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What to make and/or have on hand for out of town guests?

Great suggestions from all...the best one appears to possibly ask what they do or do not like..it might a bit late to ask today, but given the ideas you should have no problem...
Oh....I would like to stop by, and there is not anything I don't like (LOL)...
Enjoy your company!

Mar 28, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #287: The adios to winter edition [Through March 30, 2014]

Hope you do not have too much pain afterwards...take your meds for pain, at least the first few days...

You might have to rinse your mouth with salt water, so just close your eyes and think of eating a big soft pretzel...I too just had some painful dental work....and rewarded myself with some cake and milk....

Mar 28, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Do you cook when you're down?

Yes,...but I am too sad to talk about it!

Mar 28, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics

Coping With Cancer, Chemo, Radiation & Food Changes

That is really great!!!!! Sounds like he is on the upswing!!
What has he been making?...Maybe he wants to post here as well...?

Mar 27, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #287: The adios to winter edition [Through March 30, 2014]

Doing my taxes...oops...wrong board
Chicken Cordon Bleu, requested by the 28 year old occupying space...steamed broccoli with a splash of evoo & lemon..and some mashed cauliflower, to negate all of the butter and fat...

Mar 27, 2014
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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What is the worst wedding reception dinner you've ever had?

We are talking about food...not money or gifts...right?

Mar 26, 2014
PHREDDY in Not About Food

How much do you spend on groceries each month?

So true, the market I frequent was always trying to push more sliced cold cuts I guess to increase their numbers, and I am not too proud to tell them to remove some, or that I only asked for a 1/2 a pound," please adjust It"....most of the clerks that assist me, now know, to just give me what I asked for.
Sometimes, as noted above , if you buy beyond your shopping plan, you either over eat or waste the food...

Mar 26, 2014
PHREDDY in General Topics