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HELP!! Extremely picky eaters, out of dinner options!!

Tons of good ideas and recipes here and throughout. A great skill to learn now is menu planning. Knowing approximately how long each recipe takes and the amount of effort allows to plan the weekday it fits best.
About you... How comfortable are you in the kitchen? What cooking equipment do you have?
I know vegetables are undesired. Many times based on source and treatment can be transformed. Good luck!

Jul 11, 2014
holypeaches in Home Cooking

What is your oldest cookbook?

Do you cook from it?

Apr 11, 2014
holypeaches in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

That was my turning point as well. Plus gas prices and children. I utilize sales, with 15 minutes planning then maximum 1 hour in store shopping. I try to maintain the small pantry well which helps a lot.

Apr 10, 2014
holypeaches in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

It is impressive. Between planning, collecting and driving how much time do you spend a week? I tried that method a few years ago and hated the driving around.

Apr 10, 2014
holypeaches in Not About Food

Supermarket pricing.......can someone explain this to me?

At Publix BOGO price is still valid if you only want one.

Apr 10, 2014
holypeaches in General Topics

Food names for pets

This started as a fluke. Already named when adopted... Angel (food cake), with sibling Cocoa, and later Hoagie.
Named by us Raisin (at 6 weeks she weighed @ 8 oz and had more skin than she handle and Woody her brother that was a few months later.

Apr 09, 2014
holypeaches in Not About Food

J-E-L-L-O problems

Try a small batch test run. Or cube chilled to treat as a last minute garnish. Good luck!

Mar 16, 2014
holypeaches in Home Cooking

Who still drinks soda?

mcsh can you give a recipe for ginger syrup please? I am so frequently disappointed in mainstream.
ipse as I wrote above I do have a relative bringing Pepsi into Coca-Cola Country. Four more think sweet tea is exclusive to the south.

Mar 15, 2014
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Who still drinks soda?

In reply to nothingswrong
I grew up in Coca-Cola Country. Until (32) today I have an aunt so dedicated to Pepsi she drives her 12 cans a day to Coca-Cola Country. I probably drink a soda of any sort twice a month. Sweet tea even less, it's all to sweet unless I want that. My husband drinks about 10 oz. of orange soda a day with lunch.

Mar 15, 2014
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I plead temporary insanity, but I still want to sue......

I understand the essence of the complaint. Can you just take the remainder back for a store credit? I'd rather do that then force them into something else. Good luck

Mar 15, 2014
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Why do people go to All-You-Can-Eat Buffets?

How do you go about spitting out food as a young adult in public? Do your dining companions join you for another meal? What do you do at non ayce places?

Mar 02, 2014
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Butter & Soy Sauce?

How do you put soy sauce without the popcorn becoming soggy?

Mar 02, 2014
holypeaches in Home Cooking

Carbonara.....again

Did anyone mention sausage?

Feb 10, 2014
holypeaches in Home Cooking

Wedding appetizer buffet with no electricity

Good lots of capable and hopefully willing help around. Whew!
How about...
Crudite Platter with marinated artichoke hearts, olives, pickled green beans, pimento cheese stuffed celery, etc.
Melon wrapped in prosciutto
cheese straws and those pecan tassies or other spiced nut
White bean dip in an Italian style with homemade crackers (I can get a reliable, cheap recipe for the crackers)
Plus
Pulled pork sliders with jalapeno slaw
A grilled chicken wrap maybe with cream cheese spread to prevent sogginess then roasted or matchstick veggies. Roll wrap tight and slice about 2 inches thick to serve.
Plus all of the other ideas I think would make it so lovely. Of course the food is huge. Go You and Congrats!!
I think everything listed can be eaten without a fork. Plus a "hot box" is a 175 degree dry contained holding container. IM me if you want further on that.
Add cake and couple other things...
What do you think?

Feb 03, 2014
holypeaches in Home Cooking

Wedding appetizer buffet with no electricity

I agree with everything here. How many people are you expecting? How many places for people to sit and eat? Is the event going to be set up upon guests arrival? Who is going to be in charge of that (food and decor)? Before, during and after? Some things hoto points out are important to consider. The time of day is not as important as when did they last eat. If everything goes smoothly they had to get dressed, drive, arrive, wait for ceremony, the lovely ceremony, etc. Plus apps are so much more work to assemble and serve.
I would also recommend renting some items, especially a hot box. My husband works in a tiny kitchen (think 1920 house original kitchen size) and it is essential for daily service. It holds prepared food at the proper hot temperature (175 degrees I think) for hours. Then you could add in roasted turkey really easy. If you can park it close to the food table even better. Disguise is easy with opening towards the back.
Have you thought about silverware.

Feb 03, 2014
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Panko breadcrumbs in tuna salad?

If it works well for you go for it...
What about capers, sun dried tomatoes, black olives or pimentos? jk

Dec 22, 2013
holypeaches in Home Cooking

Panko breadcrumbs in tuna salad?

I think boogiebaby has a good idea. If its a time thing why not fix enough dressing to hold for the week and assemble daily.
Zackly what do you put in tuna salad?

Dec 20, 2013
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Do some foods make you more sad to "throw out" than others?

I try not to let things go to waste by teaching myself and utlizing more preservation methods. Pickling, jamming and properly freezing things assists with most things. Of course prevention thru proper storage (climate, container, proximity to other items, organization) have to be observed. Plus having a love of soup, stirfry and eggs bring many opportunities for odds and ends.

Dec 20, 2013
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When you can't send homemade, what food do you send for Christmas presents?

Seasoned salts and spice rubs with useage suggestion.

Dec 20, 2013
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Gift card or home made cookies/candy for coworker gifts

I think Hill J's hard candy suggestion is especially good for this kind of situation. They can work and talk while using their hands. Or maybe take a small frame with a note and small bites (3-4) of something individually wrapped arranged on a platter. Then offer the platter wherever appropriate with the framed card next to it. That way if now isn't convienient now they can enjoy a fresh one later. Plus the note can include details about the item. I just get overwhelmed with sweets this time of year as so many do.

Dec 10, 2013
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The hard debate over nutrition standards for food stamp benefits

I would like to preface this and all of my comments with my family does not receive any assistance. So I know this is OT. My carrots preference is the "baby" ones taste of chemicals and are always slimy. I think my SO thinks he is doing something nice for me when he makes that choice. My understanding about his aversion to 10 lbs of potatoes is he doesn't know what to do with that many. So like I said I make my choices based on the value it has to me.
What would you propose acceptable items be? I do not think meat of any kind is a necessity do we take that away too? Or here is a ration of wheat, beans and carrots to survive the week?
As people have noted if someone wants to cheat or manipulate the system they will find a way. If I wanted $10 worth of junk food and a banana for a pack of smokes I can lead the way.

Dec 09, 2013
holypeaches in Food Media & News

The hard debate over nutrition standards for food stamp benefits

And how am I going to transport 10 lbs of carrots? store them? How will I convince my family they will not turn orange this week?

Dec 09, 2013
holypeaches in Food Media & News
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The hard debate over nutrition standards for food stamp benefits

I agree with everything you said.
For us to balance our grocery budget optimize nutrition and enjoyment is difficult. I simply can not ask my husband to buy potatoes or carrots. When I want the 10 lb bag for $3 and he brings home 2-3 lbs for the same price. I hate prepackaged baby carrots for many reasons yet, "they are so convenient". Fortunately this doesn't seem to confuse him otherwise. However some items like good bread are worth the price.
At the end though I decide the value of each to my family.

Dec 09, 2013
holypeaches in Food Media & News
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Pregnant and Miserable

So glad to hear it.

Dec 09, 2013
holypeaches in General Topics

Gift card or home made cookies/candy for coworker gifts

My apologizes I was trying to edit on my phone and it well...wasn't the thought I was trying to complete like you will see above. :(

Dec 09, 2013
holypeaches in General Topics

Pregnant and Miserable

Have any of these suggestions provided any relief? I hope so, let us know..

Dec 09, 2013
holypeaches in General Topics

Gift card or home made cookies/candy for coworker gifts

Or think it just relieves her gas funds so she can splurge and not tell you about what? That is what I would do.

Dec 09, 2013
holypeaches in General Topics

Gift card or home made cookies/candy for coworker gifts

Yes
The difference is the passion you share about volunteering that has created genuine personal relationships versus a person in the same office pool. I do prefer something more personal than a gift card, however office politics requires finesse. Plus I know MANY people who simply refuse to accept (eat) home prepared foods for a variety of reasons. If it were anyone I would regularly trust food from and I wasn't already overwhelmed with sweets this time of year my opinion would be different.

Dec 09, 2013
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Need help making soup, ASAP!

I'm sorry you went through all that effort and expense before even moving it to the buffet table. At least you like it and its the right season. Easy healthy and warm when so many rich foods are circulating.

Dec 07, 2013
holypeaches in Home Cooking

Need help making soup, ASAP!

I think the mirepoix plus mixed peppers and some Mexican spices would be a great base either smooth, chunky or diced. Can add beans or rice to enhance. And of course the precooked chicken at the end to warm through. Hope it's timely enough.

Dec 06, 2013
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