g

Gr8Grumpy's Profile

Title Last Reply

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

NAY - sorry, guys, but TJ's Gluten Free Mac & Cheese (rice pasta with a full-flavored cheese sauce) in the frozen foods case was not a good experience. Looked very appetizing but when cooked it was, by far, the chewiest pasta I've ever attempted. I mean, this was work! M&C along with meatloaf are the national comfort foods but, sadly, I couldn't find any comfort anywhere with this one. Sorry TJ's.

Feb 13, 2014
Gr8Grumpy in Chains

English beans on toast?

...and if two or more of you have beans on toast at the same time then the Bean Tea becomes a Ban Feast (at least in Scotland, it does!) - and is one of my favorite late suppers.

Dec 09, 2013
Gr8Grumpy in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - June 2013 [OLD]

Minor NAY - Baked Ziti with Pork Sausage Ragu - our old standby let us down. It contained large pieces of bone - big enough to choke on if I hadn't detected them first. We've had this fairly often in the past but the last two are different and not in a good way.
Another NAY - TJ's Organic Valencia Oranges bag of 15 oranges had three oranges with advanced mold growing on 'em... not sure we want to get into home grown antibiotics just yet. Otherwise, we've been shopping at TJs for years and these are our first NAYs - especially at the Patriot Place venue.

Jun 28, 2013
Gr8Grumpy in Chains

English beans on toast?

Check out LPW in The Five Red Herring - - believe beans on toast was victim's breakfast (or part thereof). Also, you might find Ngaio Marsh or Dorothy Allingham mentioning these.

Mar 04, 2013
Gr8Grumpy in Home Cooking

English beans on toast?

Beans on Toast is, indeed, an old favorite from the heyday of polite mystery fiction. Another curious combination from that era was spaghetti on toast - i.e. the tinned (canned) variety ala Chef Boyardee. The beans referred to usually meant the Heinz vegetarian version with the blue and white label. This was a popular late-night supper after the pubs shut.
When pizza made its debut in the UK one of the toppings offered was baked beans. I don't think it survived more than a decade.
Boston baked beans on wheat doesn't compute all that well. Boston beans are very flavourful but not loose enough and white bread toast is the only way to go.

Mar 01, 2013
Gr8Grumpy in Home Cooking