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Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

We were at an Olive Garden once where they were RELENTLESSLY pushing the wine from the moment we walked in. Surprising since this is the Deep South where there are a good number of religious types even in this day and age who frown on such things. I'm not one of those but I am a grumpy person and finally I said "Look, I am a recovering ALCOHOLIC and I'd appreciate it if you would stop trying to get me to drink alcohol!" The look on that girl's face was priceless and we didn't hear another word about buying their damn wine!

What do make for dinner on a Friday night?

These are the things I can fix that are about as fast/easy as take out:

Quesadillas

Tuna salad sandwiches

Amy's black bean soup (freshened with lime and chipotles) topped with a fried egg

Grilled cheese sandwich and soup (usually my own frozen)

Pan seared fish filet (broiler) over bagged spinach, onions, and whatever veg and dressing I've got

Like someone else said, this is when I usually pull out those frozen soups, casseroles, chili, etc from the freezer.

Dec 22, 2013
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What recipe are you lusting after but have never found the "exact" one?

I cannot make meatloaf to save my life despite hours reading chow tips about not overworking it, etc.

Starting to think over cooking is part of the problem.

Dec 21, 2013
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What's your *personal* eggnog recipe?

Lazy boiled custard is: milk, eagle brand and vanilla pudding mix. Yeah not as good as homemade but better than the carton.

Dec 21, 2013
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What's your *personal* eggnog recipe?

Oooooohhhh...Kahlua! Now that sounds good!

Dec 21, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

Great information. Thank you so much!

Dec 19, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

Love that one! We are not fois gras and truffle type people so. I think this may be THE ONE. Thank you Juliejulez.

Dec 19, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

No kidding! Well, good for them. In my family it all falls on the women. Always.

Dec 19, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

Ooooh! that might be perfect!

Have you made it before?

Dec 18, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

Awww...this sounds so lovely.

Dec 18, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

Some people are such sticklers for tradition.

But I bet none of the menfolk actually MADE that "real Christmas dinner."

Dec 18, 2013
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What's your *personal* eggnog recipe?

In my (southern) family we don't do eggnog...we do "boiled custard." No nutmeg! No peppermint! It's eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla. I have a bunch of recipes but it's probably way too plain for ya. We love it though.

Dec 18, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

Yeah it sounds great to me too but I'm dealing with a couple of traditionalists...kind of like the "picky friends" post unfortunately.

Dec 18, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

Just showed mom a blog with a beautiful pork roast which she said doesn't look "Christmas-y" <eye roll>

Yeah, pork tenderloin would definitely be small enough. TY!

Dec 18, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

I will have to look into that one. Thanks!

Dec 18, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

Thinking beef or pork but so many of them seem to be ginormous cuts (crown roast etc.)

Dec 18, 2013
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Christmas entree for NOT a crowd

Looking for ideas for dinner for 4 people that won't leave a ton of leftovers...TIA!

Dec 18, 2013
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Chicken Pot Pies

I made one last night and had the exact same problem! When I put it into the crust it looked PERFECT but evidently you lose quite a bit of the liquid to evaporation or to the crust as it bakes. So mine was a little dry too.

I think it needs to look "too liquid-y" in order to come out right after baking.

Aug 18, 2013
Bliss149 in Home Cooking

What recipe are you lusting after but have never found the "exact" one?

This! Mine tend to be tough. I TRY not to overcook. I TRY not to over mix. But my meatloaf is le suck.

Jul 18, 2013
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If I owned a restaurant, I would/would not.....

I was in a restaurant the other day that was HUGE. Could not believe that it was a "one-seater." I had to stand there in the hall forever just to go wash my hands. Just like a convenience store on the interstate!

Apr 09, 2013
Bliss149 in Not About Food

If I owned a restaurant, I would/would not.....

Clean with smelly PINESOL. I hate walking into a restaurant and smelling that stuff and it happens ALL the time.

Favorite recipes for hamburger buns?

I don't have a recipe but my brother and I were laughing recently about the hamburger buns in our elementary school cafeteria. When they would runout of "regular" hamburger buns, they would make these yeast roll buns.

And we would go, "EWWWWW, these aren't REAL hamburger buns. They MADE these. EWWWW."

Apr 04, 2013
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If I owned a restaurant, I would/would not.....

MAKE the potato salad. I can't believe how many places serve that slop that comes out of a bucket from Sam's.

If I owned a restaurant, I would/would not.....

SOFT butter! Yes!

1 gallon Unpasteurized Milk

Thanks everyone. Off to find cheese recipes!

Mar 31, 2013
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1 gallon Unpasteurized Milk

It's is here too...for human consumption. This milk is "for pets."

Mar 30, 2013
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1 gallon Unpasteurized Milk

I drank one glass of it but just not a big milk drinker. It does have a good clean taste though.

Don't know where you're located but this place delivers all over Tennessee and into Georgia and Mississippi. West Wind Farms.

Mar 30, 2013
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1 gallon Unpasteurized Milk

I'm not familiar with Philladelphia ice cream. Will have to look that up.

Would kind of like to do something a little healthier but all ideas appreciated. I might end up doing that if it doesn't take an ice cream maker.

Mar 30, 2013
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1 gallon Unpasteurized Milk

I impulsively bought a gallon of unpateurized milk. (You know...for pets!)

Now my "pet" who is the milk drinker in our house says he's not going to drink it because it will cause diphtheria or some such.

What can I do with it?

Mar 30, 2013
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Santa brought a dutch oven - suggestions?

I love doing oven beef stew or a beef vegetable soup in mine. Comes out abou 9000 times better than what I used to make in the slow cooker.

I got an enameled one for christmas. I'm thinking about making chicken and dumplings for its inaugural. :)

Dec 26, 2012
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