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Kiddie lunch ideas from Costco?

Lately our son, an senior in college saw a bag of mixed mini peppers...we he cleans out and have been filling them with either tuna or egg salad (purchased from Costco)...of course he prepares the whole bag and eats it in one sitting!!!by himself!!!

about 8 hours ago
PHREDDY in Chains

Kiddie lunch ideas from Costco?

When I drink my coffee on these cold winter mornings, I take out a cold cup , fill it with hot water for a few moments, dump it and have my coffee which is nice and hot...

about 8 hours ago
PHREDDY in Chains

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Was it a Kirkland product?
How much did you pay for it?
If it was the special , what did you wash it down with?

about 9 hours ago
PHREDDY in General Topics

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Dogus Erectus!

about 9 hours ago
PHREDDY in General Topics

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition

I am a licensed master plumber for more than 30 years....make sure when you mess with a disposal the electric is off...
And if need to, use the bathroom basin or even the bath tub to wash your dishes, etc...it all goes to the same place...
Good luck!

Coleslaw best ever

Jung..Agreed on all points...my grandmother taught me how to make Cole slaw in the 1960's...
A slight variation from what she taught me is I do slice the cabbage both green and red as Puffin notes, but I do the salt/sugar /white vinegar brine/ all in a plastic bag, wherein she told me to put it in a pot, then in the fridge... I pop it into the fridge for 1 hour total...after 1/2 hour I rotate the bag to mix the brine. When done I do rinse it completely in a colander. The slaw is then appropriately dressed very much as you do...

Mar 03, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

Everything is ready for some Monday night quick pasta...
Sausage, ham, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, peas fresh basil, garlic and some mini pene pasta, with a light dousing of chicken stock, red pepper flakes, evoo, black pepper and of course some white wine...
All tossed together for a lightweight meal...
Some parm grated on top..
Wine...Pinot Grigio...of course at least 2 glasses each!!!
No bread we are watching our waist lines...spring is in 3 weeks!!!!LOL!!!

Cajun Korean on Northern in Douglaston?

I have never had shirts...but hey at a buck 25 cents each..I would try some along with my wings!(of course after they were all eaten)

Mar 02, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Inexpensive ethnic CLEAN newish restaurant in Queens?

One more comment...They have both large and family sized tables up to 12 persons...http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/mekong...

Also not in downtown Flushing so if driving, much easier to park.

Mar 02, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Inexpensive ethnic CLEAN newish restaurant in Queens?

Would Vietnamese Pho be out of the question...how about Mekong Thai Vietnamese..plenty of parking, cash only...very reasonable...here is a picture of a Pho I had the other night, consisting of 3 thin grilled pork chops, a bowl of noodles and a side garnish plate of sprouts and sliced jalepano peppers...156-32 Northern Blvd...Flushing...
Price for this dish...$7.00 plus tax and tip...I could not finish all of the food...pretty good deal for $9 bucks..

Mar 02, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Inexpensive ethnic CLEAN newish restaurant in Queens?

Try Marias Mediterranean in Bayside on Bell Blvd....or Avili a few doors down...both good, clean ethnic and reasonable on the price end..if you stay away from alcohol...address I think...38-11 Bell Blvd...near the LIRR also plenty of street parking...

Mar 01, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

You nothing personal ..but a spatchocked bird looks a little knock kneed....

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

That looks beautiful...and delicious!!

Mar 01, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

+1..

How long will you stand in line for food?

I did not eat at Lady M...???it was an Italian restaurant...but do get the message...

Mar 01, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

How long will you stand in line for food?

Last evening we went to one of our favorite pizza/old school Italian restaurants...I have been going there since the early 70's and over the years it has expanded and the food has always ben very good...It was kind of late for us on a Saturday , wherein the Mrs. worked on a Saturday, so we arrived at 7:15...not late by any standard...we were served our meal at 8:50 PM...took us 10 minutes to eat..we do not normally order an appy of separate salads, because the dishes as in my case came with salad or a plate of pasta and of course we find two mains more than enough..
The point...I only waited the 1/2hr for the table because I know the place...secondly, when we sat the waitress mentioned that the kitchen was backed up...so they bought out little slices of pizza and some Bruschetta on some crunchy garlic bread for at least the 5 or 6 tables around me..

Would I normally wait...NO!!!

Mar 01, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

Feb 28, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What to sub for ramen

The bulk of the packet is salt and additives..given what has been said, and if you want too check a link to Nissin Products,
https://www.nissinfoods.com/Nutrition...
you will see that each serving of one package, which by the way is two servings, has 1/3 of your daily intake for sodium!...as most people eat one package each, you are talking about 2/3rds of your daily intake of sodium in element of a dish!It also has some beef fat and alot of other elements..flavorings , though not necessarily beef.
Another source of sodium for this dish is the tomato soup, which has 3 servings per can, Again each serving has 30% of your daily intake of sodium...

Since the dish is real easy and cheap to make, I would try some of the suggestions above, and at the same time make one of the original recipe above, and do a side by side comparison. Simply substituting some ready made good low sodium beef stock and you might want adjust to taste, it seems to me that you can come up with a healthier version.
BTW...you might want to Google Beef Ramen dishes...I was surprised at the 30 or so recipes that popped up

Feb 24, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

The OU may endorse a new line of products

Not such a great idea...if the pot is for medicinal use, how can they control what is in it if an element of it is deemed traife...they then would be in conflict with the FDA.

Seems to me like another potential source for a steady revenue stream.

Feb 24, 2015
PHREDDY in Kosher

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

Invite some friends over to help...when I had my spine fused, my problem was standing or sitting...
I specifically asked for a portion of food for them to bring or make at my house.(I was alone, because at that point I was widowed)
I was also fortunate to have a two markets near me that delivered prepared food, for which I was armed with their menus before the procedure. Fortunately I was only unable for about 2 weeks...
Good luck!

Feb 24, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics
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Do you test-run a preparation before making it later for guests?

I always try it out first, and I generally know the crowd so I do have a bit of a track record and can gauge what I can put in front of them.
Unfortunately not all of my taste testers have an open minded palate, and their response can be ...it is real good, but don't make it again...even if I think it will pass muster...but yes I normally try it out first.

Feb 24, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

What's For Dinner #350: The Robins are Back So it Must be Spring Right? Edition [through Feb. 25, 2015]

Save me a bowl...

Feb 24, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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Italian - Nassau

I was there two or three weeks ago...still good...Not old school southern food , but still reliable...we went for their price fixed Sunday dinner..not cheap but good.

What's For Dinner #350: The Robins are Back So it Must be Spring Right? Edition [through Feb. 25, 2015]

Pernil left in the oven with the timer on, brown rice, when I get home and a pot of red beans that was made last night..green salad with mustard vinaigrette.
Red Malbec from Chile..

Italian - Nassau

Then where?
I grew up in Floral Park
and I think I have a few years on you...60...and proud!

What's For Dinner #350: The Robins are Back So it Must be Spring Right? Edition [through Feb. 25, 2015]

Jung...Listen I am just over the bridge from you...I am ready , willing and able to taste anything your prepare for a 20 something, even though I am now a 60 new something...I will cut your cable anytime for a repast like this..
Tonight is chicken breast with white wine, butter and crimini shrroms, a baked lentil and red pepper casserole topped with goat cheeses and some steamed broccoli.

Please keep me in mind when the cable goes dead!!

Italian - Nassau

Didn't you grow up in Elmont?

Brunch

Try Crabtree's in Floral Park or the New Hyde Park Inn...You might want to move this post the New York State (not NYC) as your post is for the four boroughs, not Nassau.

Feb 22, 2015
PHREDDY in Outer Boroughs

Italian - Nassau

You might want to try Umberto's (New Hyde Park) obviously known for it's pizza , but we recently had some lunch there in the dinning room and the "old school" eggplant was more than acceptable...

What's For Dinner #350: The Robins are Back So it Must be Spring Right? Edition [through Feb. 25, 2015]

herby....Glad to hear it worked well...yes the sauce is a Tzatziki sort of sauce, except this has some mayo and evoo..the addition I finds makes the mouth feeling a little less sharp, and creates a thicker sauce that doesn't run off the food when topped with it.
Another sauce that I make specifically for salmon is two parts mayo, one part brown spicy mustard, 1/2 part of Franks' hot sauce...

Feb 22, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking
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