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Recommendation for a Grill and Where to buy it?

The big Costco ones are tempting me because my oven broke again and I do miss making a nice big turkey sometimes. I hear you can roast one outdoors on Thanksgiving, weather permitting. I know I could deep fry one but that sounds dangerous and the grill is more versatile.

May 21, 2015
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Recommendation for a Grill and Where to buy it?

I eye those grills at the montgomeryville Costco every year cw. For right now I am content with my little weber charcoal grill and my chimney starter. It is also nice for cooking for one or two as it doesn't use very much charcoal.

May 21, 2015
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What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

I make extra mashed potatoes just so I can have pancakes later. They never make it to the freezer though. I just fry them up too. My one friend taught me how to make his pancakes. His secret was to fry them low and slow. Like at least half an hour and only flip once. Mmmm.
I like the pancakes with eggs but they make a wonderful snack on their own. Of course I add a pat of butter on top when I serve them.

What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

If you fry green tomatoes sometimes they turn red in the pan.

May 15, 2015
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What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

I once made tomato sauce for someone who grew up in the depression out of the last of the tomatoes before the killing frost. Half the tomatoes were green. I liked the depth and nuttiness that the green tomatoes added to the sauce. My dear friend was really happy when we ate the sauce as it took him back to his childhood.

May 14, 2015
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What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

I cannot imagine anyone hating you NIW. It is inconceivable. People seem a bit grouchy in my neck of the woods even though the air is scented with hyacinths and lily of the valley here.
The big migration of college students to their hometowns is rarely discussed. Perhaps some of them took summer intern jobs here as mods but I doubt it.
I just bought a twenty pound bag of huge russet potatoes at Costco the other day. One of the funniest advice columns I ever read was how would a family of four ever use up a five pound bag of potatoes before it went bad, with all these suggestions. I just had a baked potato with lots of butter and sour creme as my late late night snack.

What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

NIW I thought home cooking was very mellow about supposedly off topic stuff. It is why I lurk here. I could eat mashed potatoes every day.

What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

Thanks Gretchen. I read this thread every morning and every night and think of it as kinder gentler slice of the internetz.
This time of year I cannot resist walking around Doylestown Pa. It is a great town for strolling with many saucers of water out for dogs. I have a small dog and I fear the large dogs on telescoping leashes there but did not see a one on my adventures.
A place I've been eager to try for some time apparently relocated and now has longer hours much to my delight.
If you click on this link put your sunglasses on first as it is very vibrant. http://www.yoemama.com/ I got the korean beef, caprese and med eggplant empanadas to share on my favorite bench under a flowering tree that I love. Bliss.
Tonight will probably be cream of asparagus soup. Six very long stalks were harvested and cut up. They are simmering right now in turkey broth. Strawberry shortcake and iced coffee later.
Almost forgot that the Kalamata Olive Aioli dipping sauce for empanadas was tasty but overpowering. Trying to think of what to use it for.

What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

Last night I decided to whip some cream for the strawberries. Was not that hard even with a whisk rather than a mixer and oh my! And I had leftover whipped cream for my coffee this morning.
Just wanted to give everyone here on Whats For Dinner a hug. This is the only neighborhood on chowhound I visit regularly anymore. Everyone is so kind and inspirational. My friend asked me to read some comments on the food media and news board that he is responding to and I am disheartened by the mean spiritness and dismissive nature of some of the interactions in that very rough neighborhood. I can't go there anymore because the behavior of some hounds is turning my stomach. Makes me appreciate you hounds all the more. Thank you.

Thai Aroma in Blue Bell gone

What do u order there CP? I used to get brisket pho or pad thai when they were in their old location near Pudges.

May 08, 2015
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Thai Aroma in Blue Bell gone

tried pho thai nam once since they moved and it was okay. Maybe we didn't order the right thing. If I managed to drive past thai orchid to get there I'd be really tempted by Guppys is the problem.

May 08, 2015
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2015

Woot! Chocoate dipped strawberries for mother's day are baaaack. I wait all year for this outstanding deal. Found them at the Montgomeryville Pa costco.

May 06, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains

Thai Aroma in Blue Bell gone

Thai Orchid is pretty amazing. Haven't been in a coupla months but sure hope they are still there. Veggie restaurant sounds great though. I used to live in Florida and was just daydreaming about all the great vegetarian restaurants there.

May 06, 2015
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Philadelphia restaurants serving hormone free beef?

Dunno if Bonefish Grill counts as high end but my friend had a grass fed beef burger there last summer. I had wak wak shrimp or something. He liked the burger.

Apr 24, 2015
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What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy. [through April 22, 2015]

I went to Wegmans today too LW. Got some coffee and water and sat outside for a bit. They were sampling mangoes and also brie spread on bread. I had some hamburger that needed using and also some TJs marinara sauce leftover as well. So when I saw the colorful market paks of bell peppers I decided to ditch the plans for meatballs or meatloaf and go with stuffed peppers.
The peppers turned out very tasty but I usually make these when corn is in season so it seemed odd not to be reaching for corn on the cob between bites. The peppers will make a nice lunch tomorrow too. Triple berry pie from Wegmans for dessert along with my first glass of iced tea this season.

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

My friend feels the same way when spring finally comes to our neck of the woods lingua. Later going to run an errand or two and the plan is to take our hound for a nice long slow walk in the sunshine.
Not sure what is for dinner. Ham and eggs, potato soup with TJs naan, or some kind of ham and cheese wrap with veggies and leftover guac. Guac needs to go today for sure.
Stay well rested and hydrated lingua, my friend John and I both have a nasty little sinus inflamation we got over the weekend. It is showing up as a bad headache for him and a gum ache for me.

Apr 13, 2015
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Popeyes Love

Thanks boston and roro. Maybe I'll try something else next Thanksgiving. One year a barbecue place was selling whole smoked turkeys on preorder. But that is a story for another thread.
I was delighted when my local KFC closed down and got reincarnated as a popeyes.

Apr 12, 2015
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What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

I hear you on the french fry vegetarians ttrockwood. Split pea and barley soup with the Easter ham bone and plenty of trimmings. TJs english muffins with kerrygold butter. Rooibos and honeybush tea from TJs and a triple tiered chocolate also from TJs.

Apr 09, 2015
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When did tostadas return to taco bell?

I remember only beans back in the day. And less and less shredded cheese. But I got another tostada today and it had a nice amount of cheese. Yum.

Apr 07, 2015
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What's for Dinner #358 - The Easter/Passover Edition! [through April 7, 2015]

Good luck on your search NIW. Consider trying a drug store for candy.
Pizzas using TJs pizza dough, topped with sauteed spinach, garlic and ham, TJs tomato paste in the toothpaste like tube, cheddar and smoked mozzerella cheeses and then avocado added just before serving. I played with the dough, doing a bit of stuffed crust action with one of the pies.
I like the smoked moz with the avocados, and the leftover Easter ham made the pizzas even yummier. I made two small pies thinking one would be for lunch tomorrow. Yeah right! We devoured both and TJ's rice pudding is sitting out to warm up a bit for a late night dessert. I am enjoying the organic rooiboos and honeybush tea from TJs. Delicious. Prolly already discontinued.

Popeyes Love

I try to go when mine is busy. Gotta have the red beans and rice. One Thanksgiving I will try their frozen cajun fried turkey too.

Apr 06, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains

When did tostadas return to taco bell?

I learned to love them years ago when I was living in Gainesville FL partly because they are delicious at room temperature. Felt so good to hold the little square cardboard box once more. /sniff

Apr 06, 2015
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When did tostadas return to taco bell?

Stopped by my local taco bell a few days ago, I hadn't been in awhile, and was stunned and delighted to see tostadas on the menu again.
These used to be my favorite item and I was sad when they discontinued them. I got one and it was not exactly the same, of course, but still tasty. Hope they stick around.

Apr 05, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains

Popeyes Love

I was delighted when a Popeyes opened nearby. If I have time I order the onion rings. They are made to order and worth the wait.

Apr 05, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains

What's for Dinner #358 - The Easter/Passover Edition! [through April 7, 2015]

Hope you feel better NIW and have a happy Easter. You are overdue for some good luck. Seared some scallops from TJs and had with a veggie and rice concoction. Almond kringle from TJs for dessert with pumpkin rooibus tea from my dwindling stash.

What's For Dinner #357 - the Out Like A Lamb Edition [Through April 2, 2015]

wow you are keeping your sense of humor NIW. Good luck and also good job on catching that you had the clots so that you can be treated.

What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

that chicken looks scruptious niw. I had a big lunch before my gaming night at the library. Smoked pork tenderloin with cooked kale on a crusty roll with barbecue baked beans and corn bread and a birch beer on draft from the mennonite bbq. It was just warm enough to eat outside on the patio there. Someone brought a big bag of warm soft pretzels for the gamers and I still managed to scarf down two of those. I'm still stuffed so maybe some TJs vanilla and cinnamon black tea that I carefully hoarded after the holidays for a late night treat.

What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

Sounds like you and your man are making the best of things. I had a mini doxie once who loved cooked carrots. He had a sweet toofie. Ended up with more cherry pie as a late night snack. Probably clementines for breakfast to atone.

Mar 26, 2015
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What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

Hope you get to eat all that you cook soon NIW. I just want to reach into my monitor and grab some of that pie right now. About doggies and taters, I have heard they are bad for dogs but have once in awhile let my dogs have a tiny bit of leftover potatoes with no noticeable ill effects.

Mar 25, 2015
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What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

Thats Gretchen. He is feeling a bit better today. He had a caesar salad with no meat at the mexican place and I got the yummy pork taco special with rice and beans.

Mar 25, 2015
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