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Good salad to precede clam linguine

You have a lot of suggestions here. I would go with a mixed salad - with mushrooms, tomatoes, thinly sliced carrots, thinly sliced cucumber, radishes, etc. - the basic mixed salad. I'd go with a balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and freshly chopped herbs dressing (and maybe some lemon). And do make some home made croutons, Sounds delicious to mw.

about 3 hours ago
Jeanne in Home Cooking

I'm sorry you don't like what I ordered, but keep your thoughts to yourself

What business is it of your's if they order the hard boiled egg? You're not eating it. There's no need to comment on it.

2 days ago
Jeanne in Not About Food

I'm sorry you don't like what I ordered, but keep your thoughts to yourself

I never order steak in a restaurant either - I prefer seafood. But I have a good friend who loves the Texas Roadhouse - he always orders steak in most of the restaurants we go to. So when we go to the Texas Roadhouse I'll order the petite filet with sauteed mushrooms, a loaded baked potato and salad and it IS pretty damn good! And reasonable too.

Apr 15, 2014
Jeanne in Not About Food
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Date.... ordering seafood?

I know many people who like fish but don't like sushi.

Apr 12, 2014
Jeanne in General Topics
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Pork and Shrimp Hamburgers - How would you do it?

I love shrimp burgers! There's a drive in here in NC in Morehead City named El's that has been in business for over 45 years - they make the best I've ever had!

Apr 10, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Single Men Who Cook

My father was a business executive - very successful. When he got to his 50s he was traveling quite frequently. He stilled loved to cook. His barbeque chicken was the best I've ever had - as were other things he cooked. Your "analogy" is skewed.

Apr 09, 2014
Jeanne in Not About Food

What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Don't know where you live suzigirl but if you do ever come across one and want a casual meal - it's great. Love their food - their bacon, egg and cheese breakfast biscuits are great, salads very good, chicken fabulous and sides (fries, dirty rice and cajun beans) very good. I think it must be a southern chain.

Apr 08, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

I've never had Popeye's because as far as I know we don't have them. What we do have is Bojangles - which I love and do eat occasionally. Their breakfast biscuits are delicious - as is their chicken and sides. I'm thinking they might be sister restaurants since they're both Cajun?

Here's the web site: www.bojangles.com

Apr 07, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

5lb Beef for Stew - in deep freeze - for almost 5 years! YIKES!

I agree with Nyleve - your dog would love it. And as far as I know a lot of dogs love carrots - do include them.

Apr 02, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Your favorite (non-smelly) one pot/one dish recipes?

The grill is the answer if you don't want cooking smells in your kitchen and you think you can't have non-smelling foods. Although there is a lot of foods that aren't that "smelly".

Baked/roasted potatoes, large salads, some vegie sides, all these are fine. Cook your protein on the grill.

Mar 30, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #284 - the "Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day" Edition [through March 19, 2014]

I love cornish hens - used to make them for special occasions when I was younger. All this conversation is bring up a craving for them - they are so good and so easy! They'll be on my shopping list very soon!

Mar 19, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Using up an obscene amount of eggs - help!

You have a lot of good suggestions here. I'd go with the frozen breakfast burritos suggestion, also make quiche - why do you want crustless? If you don't want to spend the money on buying premade crust that you can put in a pie pan - make your own. It's easy and very cheap to make. You can make mini-quiches in a muffin pan - line the holes with the crust - put the quiche mixture in and bake. You'll have nice individual servings and quiche freezes very well.

Mar 13, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

70th Birthday Party

If you want to include shrimp you can always make a shrimp dip/spread - to serve on crackers. People will love this - google for a recipe. Do not use canned shrimp as some recipes may suggest - fresh for this - a few pounds goes a LONG way.

Mar 13, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Salad ideas for a crowd?

You have some great suggestions here!

I do disagree about the green salad though. You don't have to make a huge one - but some people (like me) love green salads. For this time of year use grape tomatoes - if you wish can be cut in two an hour or two before serving but not necessary. Juliemay's suggestion is excellent.

People will take what they want of each. You have so many excellent suggestions here I'm sure the party will turn out wonderfully! Please let us know!

Mar 13, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Salad ideas for a crowd?

Yumm to both of these Valerie! Great suggestions.

Mar 13, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #282 - Spring Daylight Savings Time Edition [through March 13, 2014]

Please let us know how it turns out! Sounds delicious!

Mar 13, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Thin Filet Mignons

I may get blasted for this (and yes, I know how to cook seafood) but if they're that thin, and you like your steaks rare or medium rare - and want to stuff something between them, what about some crab meat?

The only problem with that is that the crab meat would already be cooked, so you would only want it heated at most. You could grill the steaks very quickly, and then layer them with the crab in between the thin steaks. No cooking already stuffed - the warmth of the steak would slightly heat the crab meat. I'd go for them.

Mar 11, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #282 - Spring Daylight Savings Time Edition [through March 13, 2014]

Will you please post the recipe for your nuclear tater tot? I've seen it before on this site but didn't copy and paste it to my documents, which I need to do. Thanks!!!

Mar 10, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #281 - The March Towards Spring Edition [Through March 9,2014]

A really nice salad is my favorite vegie side!

Mar 09, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Overheard in Thai restaurant...embarrassing "Yankees."

"We're YANKEES we don't eat spicey food." - She should speak for herself and not make gross generalizations like that. And yes, why is she eating in a Thai restaurant? Although there are plenty of choices that aren't spicy!

Mar 09, 2014
Jeanne in Not About Food
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Birthday Dinner Menu: "he likes BEEF and SHARING FOODS"

I think the prime rib sounds like a great idea. Several appetizers to share, a nice salad, some sort of potatoes and then the prime rib - I think he'd be very happy!

Mar 06, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking
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Follow-up to the thread on catering to in-laws' Midwestern tastes (boy, did I open a can of worms!!!)

I'm in Durham, NC. My favorite Greek restaurant in Durham closed unfortunately - I think the owner - from Greece retired after he took over his restaurant in Cary and his brother took over Niko's in Durham - both closed a little later. I always got the same thing (boring to some maybe but my very favorite on the menu - for lunch or dinner. Always avgolemono for starters and then their mountain salad. A large plate with a lot of fried calamari (the best I've ever had), sauteed greens, feta and a tomato salad. Some I also go dolmas but that would really be too much food. I miss that place so badly!

Also in Durham is Papa's Grill - renovated and renamed Bleu Olive Bistro. Good but pricy - although I've read it's more reasonable now. Haven't been since they've reopened but will soon hopefully. I've looked at their menu and see a lot I would like - similar to what it was.

A new restaurant in Chapel Hill is Kipos. Owned and operated by a chef/restaurateur in the area who owns (and has owned) many restaurants in the area - Georgios Bakatsias. George is from Greece. His sister is running the bakery associated with the restaurant. This place is getting rave reviews in the area and George was just nominated for a James Beard award for Outstanding Restaurateur. He's been in business in the area for a good thirty years and I believe this is his first Beard nomination. Will be going if Spring ever comes - a friend and I have been waiting for spring because he loves to sit outside (me too!).

We also have some not so good Greek places but I don't go to those. So - as I said my very favorite closed but am really looking forward to trying Kipo's - I've really liked George's other restaurants and from what I hear this place is near and dear to his heart.

Mar 06, 2014
Jeanne in Not About Food
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Follow-up to the thread on catering to in-laws' Midwestern tastes (boy, did I open a can of worms!!!)

I don't know where you live Gastronomos but there are some really good Greek restaurants where I live. And I never order the 3 you listed previously - although I do love moussaka.

Mar 05, 2014
Jeanne in Not About Food

Need help with this crazy barbecued baby back ribs recipe

No prob seamunky (love your name!) - I don't think anyone would agree with the instructions she was given. Too bad she doesn't have someone there to teach her one on one.

Mar 04, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Need help with this crazy barbecued baby back ribs recipe

I think 4 hrs is way too long - at 350? I'd say 2 - 2/12 max - unwrap, check the ribs, brush with sauce and leave uncovered till sauce has browned slightly.

This is the maximum time I would cook - I'd feel better doing them slightly less (or better yet on a grill).

Mar 04, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

City BBQ in Cary?

I'm from Texas - been gone a long, long time but I feel confident that once Ed Mitchell opens Que in Durham, his brisket will be good.

Mar 04, 2014
Jeanne in Southeast

What's for Dinner #280 - Lamb and Lion Edition [Through March 5, 2014]

Like the broccoli fritters! Someone please post recipe again - I need to copy it to my documents page. LOVE broccoli!

Mar 03, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

I love the Moosewood Cookbooks! One of my favorite soup recipes is the Hungarian Mushroom Soup from the original Moosewood cookbook - sooo good!

Mar 03, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Do I HAVE to can my homemade BBQ sauce?

Agree with the others who previously posted - refridge what you can use in a reasonable time (lasts forever) and if a huge batch freeze the rest in baggies. It won't alter anything in the recipe.

Mar 02, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking

Dessert for eight next weekend....

Yes, please do! I'd love to hear what you went with and I would totally appreciate the rhubarb crisp recipe please!!!

Mar 02, 2014
Jeanne in Home Cooking