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What would you do if you dropped dinner on the floor?

Been there, done that. If it was just for me, I'd spoon up the veggies and leave the sauce,goo on the floor, closer to the surface bacteria. If it was for others, I'd gauge their squeamishness and immune system compromises.

True story: I was just finishing making a large batch of salmon egg salad: canned salmon, hard boiled eggs, mayo, fresh dill, cucumber, celery etc. Mixing the last ingredient in a large SS bowl, one hand on the spatula, one holding the bowl, I woopsie daisied it onto the recently swept laminated floor. Scooped up 90% of it and ate. No food poisoning, no tummy ache.

You do know the current wisdom about some environments being 'too clean'? Kids don't make mud pies, etc. and don't have opportunity to develop vigorous immune systems by encountering benign bacteria. Not talking about poop encounters, and I might think otherwise if I had a pet walking about.
Just trying to bring some balance to your experience with my own.

What cooked veggie to add to this entree?

I know chowser, I agree. I didn't have any of the veggies suggested, did have rice,etc and wanted to get this done and entrees in freezer.

I love the brainstorming quality of asking questions here...folks think outside the box(question asked) to perfection.

Mar 24, 2015
windin in Home Cooking

What cooked veggie to add to this entree?

Critter 101 and C Hamster,

I did end up making the cilantro lime rice. Delish.

Although with all the other suggestions, it did give me the idea how wonderful a menu they'd make for a dinner party or buffet.

When I thaw one of these, a slaw is what I'd like to complete this trio.

Mar 23, 2015
windin in Home Cooking

What cooked veggie to add to this entree?

I just finished making some delicious baked red peppers stuffed with Mexican pulled pork, poblanos, black beans, and corn; topped with a bit of scratch cheese sauce.

I've got 8 of these I'd like to freeze for later. Any ideas for a veggie to put along side this when they go into their little 2 compartment freezer containers. Don't want to repeat w/green beans, corn, etc. Would like something relatively simple that I can season, sauté barely that complements the flavor profile.

Thanks, as always.

Mar 22, 2015
windin in Home Cooking

A less-sweet pecan pie

When I was growing up, we got to choose our birthday dinner. We were a 'pie' family, rather than cake lovers. Now that I'm (much) older, I still have access to yummy pecan halves. But I must confess, the recipe on the back of the Karo Dark syrup bottle is too flippin' sweet. Ouch! makes my teeth hurt. Can anyone point me towards an updated recipe? Still the pecans, caramelly goodness(much reduced) of the middle goo, and pie crust. I'm 57 on Nov 23 and I'd love to have a slice of updated heaven. Thanks in advance.

Oct 10, 2013
windin in Home Cooking

How to feed and care for a new cookbook diet?

Here's what I've done. I get a copy of desired cookbook sent to my closest library branch. I check it out for a few weeks, renew it if I wish, and then return it. If my mind keeps coming back to that book, then I buy a copy for my shelf. Other times, I have another book checked out and I'm trying a half dozen of the most attractive recipes in that book.

Sep 26, 2013
windin in Home Cooking
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For those that add water to eggs for an omelet, how much?

Yep, somewhere around the previous responses. I don't usually measure all that close.

Mar 14, 2013
windin in Home Cooking

Subsitute for shallots in recipes?

Thank y'all (you like me, your really like me...lol) for all the responses. The last time I looked at meijer, it was a netbag for about $4-5. I don't know if we have an Asian market (Ft Wayne/Allen county 360k) but I know we have one of the largest Burmes/Hmong populations in the US. You guys are great.

Mar 14, 2013
windin in Home Cooking

Subsitute for shallots in recipes?

I'm new to chowhound but have read extensively. Question: I have any number of recipes saved (many for vinaigrettes, salad dressings, etc) on Pinterest using shallots. However, my limited budget makes them a rather, erm, expensive ingredient. What would you suggest as a substitute? Finely diced red onion, vidalia or what? Many thanks.

Mar 14, 2013
windin in Home Cooking