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Dinner with Mr. and Mrs. McPerfect

I have a question about the salad plate squabble??? Is it the fact that one of them is the Martha type, or both of them the Martha type (God forbid), or is it that they fight all the time.....

Sep 28, 2007
Kimala in Features

The Baby Food Diet

Without going into telling you why, I had to eat baby food for about a month some years back...and ...you know...it was not really that bad... I stuck with the fruits and puddings etc I.E. , the good stuff....and had to eat alot of little jars to kepp 1300 cals going each day...it was real handy to take with me and I did warm some of them up.... In the end I was glad to be back to foodie food : )

Sep 27, 2007
Kimala in Features

Caramel Apple question

I did not see that show, however when we have made them in the past we stored them at room temp...the carmel was softer... I know the candy stores also store them at room temp... they sound really good : )

Sep 26, 2007
Kimala in Home Cooking

PLEASE! A decent pancake mix?? [Moved from Home Cooking board]

Krusteaz's takes my vote, I cook over med heat... w/butter rubbed on the pan then wiped off w/a paper towl, pour the batter then sprinkle w/fresh berries turn over.....etc.... and plate with real butter and real warm maple syrup...YUM!

Sep 26, 2007
Kimala in General Topics

Paris street food

we were there spring 2006 and we found some great food at the little bakeries, they even had lunch specials a sausage w/cheese and mustard prebaked in a french baggett w/drinks and chips or cookies for abot 6 or 7 E....we also loved the rue Cler street store front sausage lady, she had a little charcoal grill and sold them hot in the bun, there were 5-7 diff. kinds to choose from...also the different restaurants have great lunch/dinner (cheep eats) daily specials...we stayed in the rue Cler area and had a wounderful time there... : )

Sep 26, 2007
Kimala in France

dating a foodie novice...

So mabye I am a foodie in training, however my husban of 15 years is or was meat and taters all the way...then we started traveling around the world and trying new things and he found he really liked some of it! There are many nights I make two meals or an extention of his M&T into my wounderfull food...thank-God we have a dishwasher...
Sometimes I even cook for our pets including the horse...So tell me is this what a foodie is???...anyway I love my Husban and being with him is the best,foodie or not!

Sep 26, 2007
Kimala in Not About Food

A Couple of Cast Iron Questions

Hi...I do Mt.Man/Black Powder event cooking (all outdoors in 1760-1840 dress) over wood or coal and only in cast iron dutch ovens...I do things that make the other cooking contest woman frown..like wash my cast iron later at home with Mrs. Meyers soap then toss them in the hot oven to dry.. I just season them when its time for the next trip...I also do this with my pans and put them on a hot burned after washing....I know...but... it works for me... sometimes if they are really bad or I have over seasoned them (thats the drippy looking stuff) I toss them into the oven and turn it to clean : ) they come out real nice....I also put paper towls between the lids and pices to help keep them dry, so that can not lead to rust...I have won three out of four times this summer and my food always comes out nice and clean...I have seen some with that black stuff stuck on, not to good looking : ( ......hope this helps you enjoy cooking with cast iron! : )
My last win was with fresh peach pie in an 8" dutch oven..it worked very well!

Sep 25, 2007
Kimala in Cookware

Football fan-guy friendly veggie dish??

Whether you choose to buy or make your own crust, pizza is still very E-Z....just top with a little store bought pizza sauce and sprinkle on assorted toppings (onion, olives, green peppers, fresh mushrooms, etc..), then add shredded mozzarello cheese and bake or grill over indirect heat untill done...also you could make up a veg lasagna using squash/zucchini instead of meat...hope you have a great time!

Sep 25, 2007
Kimala in Home Cooking

containers/boxes for holiday toffee

We did that type of thing last year...best box for the buck we found through the resturant supplier store....there were 100-300 for only $ 5.00-22.00 depending on size and style..mostly in white..you could even rubber stamp on them etc... the other thing we did was go to a stamping store and use their machine to cut out boxes of card stock then fold and glue etc.. they were about .30-.75 each when all done.... this worked well for us I hope it will help you out... : )

Sep 25, 2007
Kimala in Home Cooking

Help - my friend is always broke!

I have been this guy.... I felt that I had other things to spend my money on, but, I still wanted to go and have a little treat. Yes, I did eat before I went : ) I never wanted anyone to call attention to it....I would have died!!! ... I wanted to be there having fun and not feeling like I owed anyone... I just stuck a little $$ aside for our trips out... I also use to think after we all went home that I was glad that I had not wasted my money that way.... So I would say let him just enjoy your group and let him choose where he wants to go now and then and have fun life is too short and we lose our frinds way too soon : )

Sep 25, 2007
Kimala in Not About Food

Dinner with Mr. and Mrs. McPerfect

I am planning a weekend as I type for a few friends from out of town, I will show them these comments when they get here...I am sure they will enjoy them as much as I have!
: )

Sep 24, 2007
Kimala in Features

Dinner with Mr. and Mrs. McPerfect

"Ditto" I am with Mldubose : )
I try to pull off "Martha" all the time ..heck, I was Martha before she showed up! LOL
Really, I know, you work hard to give your friends a great dinner and well...you know the rest!!
They want to help and just toss stuff on the talbe and gobble it down...after you spent hours/days getting it all togather so that you can have a this great meal with them!
Thanks for making me feel better..... "I" am not alone : )

P.S. I had to show my husbby your input he is still LOL!

Sep 23, 2007
Kimala in Features

Kauai--farmer's markets, luau and regional food

Hi, I know that this is an older message about Kauai, but, we are going there in Nov 2007 and I woundered if you could help me out with good/cheep eats???

Sep 22, 2007
Kimala in U.S. Elsewhere Archive

Classic Mashed Potatoes

I love good old mashed! I use Yukon Golds (~3-4lbs peeled and cut into 1" cubes) cooking them in 1/2 milk and 1/2 water, just enugh to cover (w/~1-2 t salt), bring to boil and turn down to simmer and cook untill fork tender...pour potatoes into colander ....wile potatoes drain, I add 1/2-1 cup milk/cream to warm up over low heat in the same pot...then add potatoes back to pot, mash, whip AND add the butter at the end, if you add it earler it may make the potatoes grainy. I love them...yum,yum!!!

Sep 22, 2007
Kimala in Recipes