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dinner for 4 ideas...

Thanks guys for the ideas. I ended up making the soup, some rolls and a nice salad. And then I made apple crisp for dessert. Overall it all came out pretty good. I made some bacon bits for the garnish of the soup along with some shredded cheese. Everyone loved it and had seconds!

Jan 12, 2008
tdiprincess in Home Cooking

dinner for 4 ideas...

thanks..i think I'll throw some carrots, i think I'll skip the celery and put a few green beans in the soup instead. and then I think I'll do some light dinner rolls and a few cheeses.. Maybe the cheeses that I use in the soup to incorporate the flavor a bit more.
Either way, I'm gonna make some stock out of the ham bone and use some of the stock to cook the potatoes in and then reserve that for the soup. I think that'll get a good ham flavor in there.
And then apple crisp for dessert.

any ideas on wine selection?
Thanks for the ideas...

Jan 04, 2008
tdiprincess in Home Cooking

dinner for 4 ideas...

Ok...so we're having some friends over on Sunday. I am definitely making ham and potato soup (cream)
I'm not sure about:
should I put veggies in the soup or on the side
if i did in it would be: carrots and celery, corns, green beans..
if on the side: carrots or corn
Then, what do I serve with it? I know I'd add a salad.
I don't want to just do cold cuts...any ideas?

and dessert: i was thinking some apple crisp...other ideas?

Thanks!

Jan 04, 2008
tdiprincess in Home Cooking

Pepper-Roasted Cauliflower

I'm going to do this as an appetizer...I'm gonna figure out a good dipping sauce... I think I'll keep it to the Asian theme... This'll be fun...

Dec 31, 2007
tdiprincess in Recipes

beer noob tried Southern tier

I would totally agree that Ommegang and Southern Tier are different tastes. I was merely comparing that Ommegang has established its tastes while Southern Tier is still finding their niche in the beer world.
I enjoy both tastes for different reasons. They are both bold. But, if in an arm wrestling match between Ommegang and Southern Tier, Ommegang's strength would overrule.

Dec 18, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

beer noob tried Southern tier

yeah, overall, I think its a "good" beer. It definitely not the best out there. I don't think its as precise as Ommegang. But the taste is certainly good.

Dec 18, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

"Chicago Fried Chow Mein": What was it? Do I want to know?

Chicago style noodles - Deep fry. Loosen your bundle of noodles and lower all into a wok of hot oil. When noodles are light, crispy brown, use a big strainer and remove from oil & drain. Set aside. Place noodles in large serving platter few minutes before eating. Pour your prepared meat, vegetable, soy sauce & salt in gravy mixture over top of noodles.

i found this from: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind...

I had also found some menus online for chinese restaurants that offer Chicago Chow Mein... Apparantly that means the noodles are deep fried...YUMMY!

Dec 17, 2007
tdiprincess in General Topics

beer noob tried Southern tier

So... I went to a friends house and he'd gotten Southern Tier Brewing Company. It was their raspberry wheat. To me it was a semiheavy taste. The raspberry flavor lightened it up a bit. Obviously, it was fruity.. There was a mild aftertaste, but it was good. It is a good all around beer.
I know this isn't the best review...but its a start...
oh and here's a link for anybody who wants it:
http://www.southerntierbrewing.com/

Dec 16, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

Do you use coupons at restaurants?

so don't use them. I'm just saying that most people if they have a coupon for someplace they like or someplace new, they're going to use it. When I'm cutting out coupons, I look at whether I would actually go to that place or not. If its a new place..I say sure, I'll try it. If I know I like the place, I'll use it.
If it is a place I don't go to, then I toss it. Its the same as food coupons. If I know I'm going to be buying it soon, I'll keep it. If not, it goes in the recycle bin...

Dec 16, 2007
tdiprincess in Not About Food

U-bet syrup

I've had a few egg creams growing up. My grandparents are from NYC and they always talked about all the flavors they enjoyed. My grandpa will make mock ones with rootbeer and milk. I think once I get the U-bet and I'll try to find a good seltzer sprayer and surprise them with the stuff and we can make some. They'd really enjoy it! thanks guys...

U-bet syrup

I will keep that in mind...thanks!

U-bet syrup

yeah...I was on another forum and they were talking about egg creams and needing to us U-bet syrup. So I decided to see if I can get some. We'll prolly end up doing it online, we'll see. Thanks guys!

U-bet syrup

ok..so I'm from Buffalo NY. I have a friend visiting from NY. I was wondering where he can find U-bet syrup. I would like to try the flavors, I've heard that its really awesome stuff for egg creams. If anyone knows, let me know...thank you!

beer noob tried Ommegang

i'll keep that in mind with the philosophers...

Dec 14, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

Do you use coupons at restaurants?

who cares? a coupon is a coupon is a coupon...either you use it or you don't... I'm one that uses them. I don't care what restaurant it is. I don't care if its a mom + pop, a chain, a place that's prolly going under and using coupons to save... I don't have rules for when I'll use a coupon and when I won't. I just do it.

Dec 14, 2007
tdiprincess in Not About Food

beer noob tried Ommegang

the weg's by us has a beer cooler..and aisle. You can walk into the cooler and look around. The Ommegang beer's are located on a dusty shelf in the corner and are perpetually on sale for $5 a bottle. Its a very good beer. Although, you can't get every type they offer. And there was no gift pack in our store. I'm sure Ommegang is not one of the most popular for Weg's....
PA is the same way with beer. We went into a grocery store once and asked where their beer aisle was and they said we'd have to go to a liquor store...

Dec 14, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

Forget the Brain, Save the Bacon

interesting...but i'm still gonna eat bacon..

Dec 14, 2007
tdiprincess in Features

McSkillet Burrito and International Delight Coffee Creamer

the flavored creamers..i like those. haven't tried the spiced rum...my husband and i thought it sounded gross. coffee mate has a peppermint mocha one...sounds good, we got it. tastes pretty good...in hot chocolate..
for the burrito thing...what do you expect for fast food? there is always going to be something to not like about it. i eat fast food almost 1 a week. (my husband and i drive for a living) we're always on the go. We do like that mcdonalds and bk and wendy's are coming out with healthier alternatives to a big mac and whatever..

Dec 14, 2007
tdiprincess in Features

beer noob tried Ommegang

will do

Dec 13, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

beer noob tried Ommegang

i agree that wegman's is def. not the best place to go for the best price or the best beers. Sometimes you get a good deal, you just have to look... I didn't know they had wegman's in NJ...

Dec 13, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

Dieting Foodie??? (moved from General Topics)

i've lost 40 lbs. since last year...
I went on my own diet. I regulated how much I ate at meal time...i ate less throughout the day, I drank more milk (you need the calcium for your bones and it helps burn fat better)...took a daily vitamin. I still ate whatever I wanted, I just ate less of it. If I wanted dorritos, I'd eat a handful and be satisfied with it...
I call it the Putting down the fork, picking up the milk diet. That's what its about. Its better for me than any diet because it worked! It teaches self control and that's what a lot of people need to learn. You need to be able to say, I've had enough, I'm putting down the fork! it worked for me

Dec 13, 2007
tdiprincess in Not About Food

Do you use coupons at restaurants?

Restaurants as stated before use coupons for various reasons. Generally it is to attract more people. I'm all for using coupons at any restaurant, whether I'm a regular or not. Although..I'm not really a regular at any one restaurant...
it doesn't matter to me what kind of restaurant it is. If they felt the need for a money saving coupon, I'll use it. Anyway, generally when people use coupons some feel compelled to spend more in other areas. I generally give more in tip just because the waitress has taken a cut pay for the coupon... she does the same amount of work, if not more...she (he) deserves the tip

Dec 13, 2007
tdiprincess in Not About Food

beer noob tried Ommegang

Hmm...I'm going to keep that in mind. I liked the Ommegang. I'll be getting that gift pack too. Thanks, so where are you located that you have Wegmans?

Dec 13, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

Celebrity Gingerbread: Law and Order Edition

entertaining...but if I'm going to make gingerbread cookies, they are not going to bless me with their presence on them...

Dec 12, 2007
tdiprincess in Features

beer noob tried Ommegang

I'm glad i live in NY. I'll be ordering some soon. It is really good stuff.

Dec 12, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

beer noob tried Ommegang

its funny there's people selling the Chocolate stout on ebay and if people would just got the website...they could get it cheaper.

Dec 11, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

beer noob tried Ommegang

thanks for the ideas...

Dec 11, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

beer noob tried Ommegang

Which is what Ommegang is named for... that does sound like fun too!

Dec 11, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

beer noob tried Ommegang

That comment I can respect. Thank you for explaining.

Dec 11, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer

beer noob tried Ommegang

While I am a beer noob...maybe you should take a look at the pictures and pick out which one it is... Ommegang is also the first beer they made!

Dec 11, 2007
tdiprincess in Beer