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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Has anyone tried the seafood pasta shells in white sauce in the refrigerated prepared food section? I think when I saw them they were next to the shephard's pie. I had a sample of the salmon with pistachios and pesto I think. Pretty tasty and in the same section. Maybe next time.

about 9 hours ago
givemecarbs in Chains

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

Do you get your meat at Assi JT? I used to get big bags of kibble at Costco and that was not too expensive and reasonable quality.
Right now I have a young cat and an older doxie and we feed them a smattering of the kibble from TJs and mostly raw chicken drumsticks. The cat doesn't finish his raw bones but chews them a bit and gets lots of energy from the raw meat. The doxie eats meat and bones and her teeth look great.
The cat gets so much energy from this diet that he is driving me nuts!
Got a big fruit tart from wegmans to cheer us up during this looooong winter. Very tasty and quite the splurge.

about 17 hours ago
givemecarbs in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

He he he! Thanks nothing!

Feb 25, 2015
givemecarbs in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

I love the smell of pudding cooking Mah. Mennonite bbq tonight, smoked fried wings, sweet this time, baked beans, coleslaw, and my friend and I split a mess of fried corn fritters and sweet potato fries. As usual I trudged into that place and bounced out.
Part of a monster sized glazed donut and hot tea later.

What's For Dinner #350: The Robins are Back So it Must be Spring Right? Edition [through Feb. 25, 2015]

Few cooking mishaps make me sadder Mah, though burning cookies comes close. I hope you get back in the saddle again soon and erase the memory of the bad experience with a great one if you know what I mean.
My friend and I had a lovely breakfast on sunday, I had the french toast made with challah, but two young children somewhat took away from the experience. I felt sorry for the parents but the kids were crying and fussing as they were taking them out of the car and would not settle at all. Was lucky enough to go back again yesterday and all was peaceful. I had the eggs benedict with homefries and my friend had buttered grits and a grilled muffin. I'm glad we went back.
Going out to breakfast can be pricey so tonight we made do with some homemade chicken noodle soup with butternut squash cubes and some toasted healthy organic bread from Wegmans.

Feb 25, 2015
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What's For Dinner #350: The Robins are Back So it Must be Spring Right? Edition [through Feb. 25, 2015]

Nice Harters. We saw a few shoots poking up from the flower bed at the local diner but my yard is snow bound. We have black walnut trees so we are strong with the squirrels here and they are looking plump.
Made some saffron rice to go with thai and barbecue leftovers and we are snacking on clementines and sweets from the TJs run yesterday.
I keep missing the girl scouts so we have all butter shortbread cookies with chocolate filling. wild blueberry pie. and dark chocolate speculoos cookie butter cups and hot green tea. It was negative three last time I checked but I can hear my hound dog snoring. Most comforting sound in the world.

What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

Might run out and nab one tonight during my faschnaut run JJJR. If my car starts. Thanks for the link.

What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

Ice dams on the roof foodie? What is that and what damage can they do? I am so ready for spring. Keeping my fingers crossed that my car will start so I can go buy my faschnauts.
My favorite chain donut store is a chain of five or less, Yum Yum donuts. The dunkin donuts are closing in on them. There are two DDs within two miles of Yum Yum so I have to support the little guy. And the donuts at Yum Yum are so much yummier. 'Specially faschnauts.

Feb 16, 2015
givemecarbs in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

that looks so good jjjr. Hmm I should get a battery tender. I've been driving my car around aimlessly just to keep the battery charged. I did figure out when they put out the fresh danish at my wegmans from all this rambling about. Seven am. So coffee, a mini cherry danish, a mini cinnamon roll, oatmeal, and an egg cheese and sausage sandwich on a bagel were shared by my friend and I. I got all the coffee though.
There is a lovely cashier at wegmans who told us that her key snapped off in her door lock because of the bitter cold. Might run out and get a battery tender tonight because this cold is unrelenting. Any advice on which kind to buy and where?
I should make dinner tonight but I have a feeling my car might head towards Popeyes for chicken, biscuits and red beans and rice. After that I might hit my favorite donut shop for early bird faschnauts. I managed to resist the king cakes at Wegmans so far.

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Cheers! My early mornings are now complete again! Fried up some vegetable dumplings for a late late night snack. Trying to cool it on the sweets so I can get faschnauts on tuesday and really appreciate them.

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Woot. So glad you had fun! The mennonite bbq for lunch in the snow. The bbq had a lovely valentines day special with ribs, wings etc but they sold out and it was a massive amount of food anyway.
So spicy smoked fried wings with slaw and bbq baked beans and birch beer. I got a chopped brisket sandwich for later but kept taking little nibbles from it. I was pretty hungry as last night was a little bit of chinese take out and girl scout cookies at my card tourney.
Yesterday I finally made it to chik fil a for breakfast. The chicken on a biscuit was shaped like a heart. My friend liked the maple waffle and chicken combo.

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

I love that TJ's Organic Tomato Basil Marinara but oh my gosh this last jar simply will not open. Thinking of trying dynamite.

Feb 12, 2015
givemecarbs in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

I check daily for my Harters fix. Leftover beef pot pie tonight. Homemade filling, frozen crust. Clementines.

Grub Burger Bar, Willow Grove

Is it near the mall Patti?

Feb 10, 2015
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Wegmans had an assortment of chocolate dipped strawberries today. 2.50 each. My friend and I each got one. His was chocolate and peanuts and I just had to go for the chocolate and bacon bits strawberry. We ate them at the food court and then walked out into the freezing rain. If this keeps up we might have to try every last kind of dipped strawberry. The pistachio one looked appealing.
Made some rich beef and mushroom stew with a thick beefy gravy and instead of potatoes in the stew we had buttery mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli for sides.
I am considering making chocolate chip cookies to make the house warmer and smelling delicious. But first I should jump on my rebounder a lot if I want to fit into my spring clothes.

Old Fashioned Sticky Buns

I have had both Unkle. I really like Alice's. Last time I ate them there with a friend and some tea in weather much like we have been having lately. As I bit into the bun I swear someone turned the dimmer switch up a notch as the light seemed more warm and golden inside and outside of the bakery.
But I can't argue with the Fleck's box with that blue lettering. I really need to make a qmart run.

Feb 04, 2015
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

What's for Dinner? #346 - The Deep Freeze Edition! [through Feb 3, 2015]

I'm more of a reader than a poster so I've been checking in around four or five am est USA to see if harters is cooking. It is when his first post of the day usually appears. I'm hoping.
Went to the superbowl wing bar at wegmans last night. Was tasty. I had to restrain myself. Today has been requests for pancakes. I have a nice ripe avocado all sliced so if more pancakes are wanted I'll make myself an avocado sandwich on whole wheat with mayo. If the leftover pancakes are for breakfast I'll make burritos with refried beans and taco seasoned hamburger and avocado slices. Either way the avocado is jumping in my belly!

KFC Crosses the Line

As always cw you are the voice of reason. Here in the NE US in winter those dogs look mighty appealing.

Jan 30, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains
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Mainland Inn

I have a weird sense of humor bacchus. When I was in teacher college I noticed how many times my professors would use the word appropriate. I started counting and got up to thirty seven once in one lecture.
Indeed is the new appropriate in my opinion. I was trying to be supportive of the new mainland inn without sounding like I had some sort of agenda. I don't. So taking a small swipe at his use of language was too tempting for me.
I saw in the Distorter that Mollys in lansdale has finally closed. Any word on a replacement there? Would be fun if it turned into a men's clothing store again.

Jan 21, 2015
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zoes kitchen montgomery mall

Thanks dndicicco. I will give this place a try when it opens.

Jan 21, 2015
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

zoes kitchen montgomery mall

Things seem to be shaping up nicely. Not open quite yet but anyone been to another location?

Jan 20, 2015
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

Mainland Inn

Wow cw looks like you called it. For now the explanation is still up. Only problem I have with the post is the use of indeed. Been avoiding what's for dinner because it is used excessively there.
Everyone must be reading the TJs flyer or something. They used it twice there.
I still want to go to the Inn sometime. I think of it as in Mainland because I grew up in Mainland. But I know enough not to go on Valentine's Day.

Jan 19, 2015
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Made a short run today to my montgomeryville pa costco and saw a couple of interesting items. In the refrigerated dessert section next to the tuxedo cakes there were containers of ancient grain oatmeal. No time to grab one but I am interested. Anyone try?
I also saw a honey truffle and cheese combo. The package was small and nearly twenty dollars but it did look intriguing.
Dinner was planned but I was happy to see the shepherd's pies are back in the refrigerated meals section. I also spied burritoes made with the rotisserie chickens. Never had those. They came with a couple of containers of salsa. Maybe next time.

Jan 14, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains

What's for Dinner #343 - the 2015 NFL Playoff Edition! [OLD. 1/15/15]

I just don't know what that butcher was thinking? Only thing I can come up with is that his nose was really stuffed up or something. Dinner for breakfast is a good plan b.
I feel like playing in January and I found a package of ten thin turkey cutlets at Wegmans that I could fool around with. Last night I dipped five of them in Italian dressing, flour, egg and milk and then Italian bread crumbs and fried them in butter and oil. Boiled precut butternut squash also from Wegmans and some saffron rice for sides. Fun and satisfying. And I have five left to experiment with. Lunch was a steak sandwich made with a tiny leftover tenderloin steak. Yum!
The cold is getting to me so when my friend suggested Popeyes for dinner I jumped at the chance. I inhaled a fried breast and wing with slaw, red beans and rice, and biscuit. My friend doesn't care for red beans and rice so he had some leftover saffron rice. Apple pie from wegmans if we get around to it. For some reason I'm not hungry.

What's for Dinner #343 - the 2015 NFL Playoff Edition! [OLD. 1/15/15]

No football here but living near Philly football still affects me. On monday mornings I swear I can feel it in the air good or bad when the Eagles have played. I had the same dinner as Steve H. minus the wine and mushroom gravy and stargazing.
Snagged some tenderloins on sale at wegmans and seared in my cast iron pan and then threw them in the oven while I mashed the potatoes and dished out the peas. Very satisfying. Making navy bean soup to bolster against the cold. Been enjoying hearing about everyone's dinners and such as always. Just to fit in I might as well throw in a random indeed at the end. :)

What's for Dinner #342- The Return of the Polar Vortex Edition! [through Jan. 10, 2015]

I had liver and onions at my beloved diner last night jjjr. The gravy was rich and the onions were plentiful. They even have real mashed potatoes. I had the salad bar too but put macaroni and potato salad in with the leafy greens.
I usually can't finish the liver when I get it but last night I cleaned my plate and mopped up the gravy with whole wheat rolls. I've been getting the liver for years and this was the best I've ever tasted. I think part of it is the cold.
The night before I shared a small baked brie with my friend. The plan was to save a slice for a substantial winter breakfast. Hah! I used Costco brie, TJs puff pastry and cherry preserves and some dried fruit. That warm gooey slice I was trying to save just slid right into my mouth.
Tonight is our gaming night at the library so maybe pizza, mexican food or mennonite bbq. Late night split pea soup with much ham and organic olive oil and rosemary bread from Wegmans.
I'm so glad I'm not even trying to diet right now!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015 [Old]

Heh fried. I never use the yay meh method but write out my opinions and I can hear you even through my ear muffs in this cold. I stopped my friend from buying oranges at Wegmans today because I hear blood oranges are in at TJs. Planning a TJs run soon if my car will start.
It appears that my store is already out of the candy cane green tea just when cold and flu season is picking up the pace. I'm still hoping to find some of that tea this week. Maybe some chocolate. I admire anyone experiencing this cold that is sticking to their weight loss diet.

Jan 07, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains

Fast-Food Resolution: Transform Junk Food Image

I like this quote: "That’s just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic," Simon said. "These companies have a fundamental problem in who they are."

Jan 06, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains

Q Mart (Quakertown)

Well I am a huge fan of Flecks cinnamon buns. Their other offerings are delicious as well. I used to really like the cashew butter ice cream at Zern's.

Jan 05, 2015
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Tacos and empanadas in Doylestown

Thanks for the reviews cw. I have been curious about that empanada place. I've also been meaning to try the taqueria in souderton in the mexican grocery place. Anyone been?

Jan 04, 2015
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