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Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

It is a shame that you worry about being pounced on EM23. Heaven forbid someone has a differing opinion. I started a thread about this but it got locked. I love my new nickname though. Givemecrumbs. Woot.

Oct 13, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

Was lazy today and nabbed a rotisserie chicken at Wegmans along with some organic gold potatoes. I picked the chicken with the most juices in the plastic container.
Chicken was tasty. It was chipote seasoned but not so spicy as to bother my friend who doesn't like spicy food at all. I made mashed potatoes, boiled organic carrots in chicken broth, finally cooked up the last third of the gigantic cauliflower I got from the farmer, and made some creamy mushroom chicken gravy with the broth from the carrots and the pan drippings. Easy, fast and satisfying. I swear the weather got warmer as the day wore on here in Penna.
I am glowing with happiness because a fellow hound gave me a new nickname. Givemecrumbs. I like it a lot. Got it on the Cry More Noob thread I started on site talk. Woot!

I have never eaten at _______ and I never will!

I was thinking that too jrvediv. My friend John will only eat at chik fil a if I am paying. It doesn't happen often but damn their slaw is good. Givemecrumbs he he. At least that thread didn't get locked. Oh wait.

Oct 13, 2014
givemecarbs in Chains

Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

I sure hope not. Doubt this will improve the world or chowhound.

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

I agree with that MplsM. It is just that all over the net sites are bending over backwards for the mobile phone users. Personally I think those with smart phones are getting things their own way a bit too much. And insisting on more and more concessions.
Personally I think of them as the SUV drivers of the internet.

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk
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Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

Desktop all the way for moi.

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

I am sorry that this is happening to you littleflower. This could be about class, privilege and economics.
I once asked directions to a hard to find restaurant and hounds were like use the gps on your phone. Not everyone has or wants a smart phone. Are the mobile phone users becoming bullys?

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

Should Trader Joe's have its own board?

I like the TJs thread where it is under chains myself. I am lucky enough to have a TJs nearby though even though it can't sell alcohol. When things get too organized they can get compartmentalized.
I wish that chowhound hadn't started threads for special diets and vegan/vegetarians. I think the discussions were lively and vibrant before things became more isolated and insular. I know that some hounds would snark at the so called health nuts in immature ways but I believe that something has been lost by sticking them off in a corner. Now it's just preaching to the choir. I fear the same thing would happen with TJs. Putting like-minded people in their own safe area can be deadening.

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

Cry more noob

Thanks for the responses. It seems "safer" to comment than to start a new thread. To use gaming terms again, being an OP seems to draw more aggro. I hate to say it but this disturbing trend makes me feel sometimes like I'm back in elementary school when I post on chowhound.
I got beat up a week ago on the Philadelphia board by two hounds I like and trust. One did the annoying thing of saying well if you don't like it there don't go back. Not sure how helpful that is. Another long time poster called me ridiculous. Don't get me started on all the little likes and plus ones that don't seem to me to add to the discussion. I'm guessing that part is all about mobile phones.

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

I agree weezie. Could this be about convenience for the mobile phone users?

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

Cry more noob

Heh. Sounds more like the gaming forums where the gloves are really off. One of my very first posts on chowhound was a complaint about a bad bad experience at a local restaurant. I fully expected to be boiled in oil and everyone was kind and supportive. I was kinda shocked. And fell in love with chowhound.
The only thing I can think of to do about my beloved chowhound is to jump in and stop the mugging when I see it. Before the thread gets locked. I think that some hounds are being provocative and actually trying to get the thread locked, to silence the voices of their fellow hounds. Do they just not want people to post?

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

Has Home Cooking Slowed Down?

Linda you really help keep the WFD threads interesting. Thanks for that. Maybe it is the mobile phones. I still check in every day but my dinners have been somewhat boring and redundant so I don't always post. Love to read about what other people are eating though.

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

Cry more noob

Just saw another interesting topic here on chowhound where the OP had a complaint and most of my fellow hounds dogpiled on him and beat him or her up pretty badly. I was going to type something supporting the OP but the chowhound team had already locked the thread. The mods were right to do so, it was a mercy killing.
I am used to this sort of thing in the online games and forums I frequent but I think this has become more prevalent here on chowhound. It seems to me that the very act of starting a thread with a sometimes valid complaint attracts a lynch mob. I can't help but notice that a lot of the dogpiling hounds have never stuck their neck out by starting a thread. Often the OP is openly mocked and laughed at and the comments seem to be getting nastier. Or is it just that I haven't visited some of the rougher neighborhoods here? Anyone else notice that the very act of complaining is like a lightning rod for wrath? Is there a name for this?

Oct 12, 2014
givemecarbs in Site Talk

Uncle Julio's coming to Plymouth Meeting Mall

I need to get back there as well. Sounds like they haven't changed at all since the spring and that is a good thing juju.

Oct 09, 2014
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

What's for dinner #329 - The Colorful Leaves Edition! [Through October 9, 2014]

Bad luck JT. Hope you heal quickly. No rain was predicted here in the philly area but we got a late night short but intense downpour about an hour ago complete with rumbly thunder. It is not looking good for viewing that lunar eclipse.
I felt like playing with leftovers tonight so I made up frozen garlic bread from target and browned some frozen meatballs from target and made a sauce to serve over spaghetti. I used two and a half tomatoes from the farmer, a quarter of a green pepper also from the farmer, some leftover fried onions, a couple of sliced mushrooms, some leftover homemade brown gravy, a bit of beef broth, a jar of TJs organic tomato sauce and lastly about an eighth of a cup of thick apple cider that was languishing in the fridge. I really like how the sauce turned out and it was fun making it. I cooked those meatballs for about fourty minutes in the sauce and they showed no signs of falling apart. Trying to stay up for the eclipse. Maybe some TJs chocolate belgium pudding with aerosol whipped cream.

Oct 07, 2014
givemecarbs in Home Cooking

So I just complained to the manager of the montgomeryville wegmans

Thanks so much dndicicco. I'm not used to taking such a beating on my hometown boards. Especially from neighboring hounds I like and respect. Your comments have made my day. That is a very interesting observation about Philly. I have read somewhere that you pretty much get what you expect.

Oct 07, 2014
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

So I just complained to the manager of the montgomeryville wegmans

Slinks away with my tail between my legs bacchus. I didn't think of it. So now I'm ridiculous? It would have been an amazing thing if he had offered. I would have likely declined. Feelings are feelings and yes I was really unhappy. Now I'm sorry I even posted. /sigh

So I just complained to the manager of the montgomeryville wegmans

Wow thanks for all the comments. I first got to know wegmans by special trips to the warrington store and I guess they might have made my expectations high. I was in that area awhile back and my friend and I hit the hot food bar for the heck of it. The selections were a lot snazzier, including prime rib.
I have complained about wegmans before. It is because I care and it bothers me to see them sliding backwards. There was a lovely little side room that used to be available to eat in but now it is always closed. I believe the bar employees use it to hang out and make phone calls but that is just speculation. I did give them a huge shout out for the good job they did on super bowl sunday.
I know this is ridiculous but what if the manager would have made me a pot of coffee? I was going to be there for awhile shopping. A gesture like that would have just blown me away! Also I bet they had coffee at the pub. Hmmm.

Oct 06, 2014
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

So I just complained to the manager of the montgomeryville wegmans

I didn't see it myself but my friend John claims he had to practically wrestle with an employee for some food from a hot tray because they were attempting to take it down while John was serving himself. As for the staffing I can only conclude that they are trying to save money. They now have single napkin dispensers for the food court I see. I hate to complain, I don't want them to close but there is TJs and also whole foods and costco to shop at nearby.

Oct 05, 2014
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

So I just complained to the manager of the montgomeryville wegmans

His name was Zack. I never complain. But when I tried to get a coffee at the Buzz I was told they closed at six thirty pm today. What the heck? Zack said there was no one to staff it. I just wanted the self serve stuff and I waved my plastic wegmans mug around helplessly as I discussed the situation with Zack. They just keep closing the coffee bar earlier and earlier. It used to be open til nine on weekdays and ten on weekends. John and I liked to hit the pub or the food court and then get some coffee after when they were open later.
But today I almost went to TJs and they do serve free hot coffee samples til they close but I chose wegmans to do my shopping so I could sip on some sweet caffeine in a big plastic mug. Zack was very polite and nice but claimed it was a one time thing and couldn't be helped. I told him I was really unhappy. Next time TJs for moi.
Is this wegmans going down hill in other non coffee bar related ways too?

Oct 05, 2014
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

Best sushi in the 'burbs?

cw have you tried the new sushi place in downtown Lansdale where the vegan bakery used to be?

Oct 02, 2014
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

Lansdale Area Indian Cuisine

I really need to hit up Biryani Bowl. Been getting my Indian food at the wegmans hot bar. /blush

Oct 02, 2014
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

What's for Dinner #328 - The It's Fall Edition! [through October 3, 2014]

Tonight was part of a huge cauliflower from the farmer with hollandaise from TJs, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and boiled squash and gravy. I bought a large package of hamburger and saved some of the grease from pan frying burgers for the meatloaf gravy. The butternut squash was pre-cubed from Costco.
I decided to throw some green pepper, onion, tomato and mushrooms into the hamburger fat when I made the gravy. There was plenty of everything so tomorrow night will be yummy leftovers either before or after gaming night at the library. Dessert will probably be belgium chocolate pudding from TJs.

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

I love mashed potatoes with almost anythng and make this combo sometimes. My friend eats the hamburger with the bun but I skip the bun so that the hamburger juices run into the mashed potatoes. I usually have peas or string beans too.
For me it's all about the potatoes and since I like catsup on my hamburgers on a bun I'm afraid that the catsup would bully the delicate flavor of the mashed. Of course garlic mashed could stand up to that bully. Hmmm.

Sep 30, 2014
givemecarbs in General Topics

What's for Dinner #328 - The It's Fall Edition! [through October 3, 2014]

Almost skipped dinner today. I got pumpkinized. Wegmans had amy's pumpkin spice kettle corn on sale two bags for five dollars last night. I made the mistake of opening one of the bags. Goes really well with TJs pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin kringle and pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds. Dinner was late.
The good news was that all that snacking gave me the energy to cook the hamburgers on the mini weber charcoal grill. I was out of buns so I toasted up some white bread slices to serve the burgers on. Despite all the snacking I managed to also have baked beans and some late season corn on the cob as well. Gonna take a Long walk tomorrow.

Mainland Inn

Thanks for the info.

Sep 29, 2014
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

jules thin crust pizza

I saw that crazyspice. The prices seem a tad higher but I will try it one of these days. Maybe the rent is higher there.

Sep 23, 2014
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

What's for Dinner #327-The Scotland Votes Edition! [through September 25, 2014]

It was gaming night at the library and I made myself late by stopping at Trader Joes to score some pumpkin coffee. So late dinner. I pounced on the leftover queserito from Chipote I had lying around since monday. It was delicious, but I was pretty hungry. I'm not sure if I paid more than usual for the quesarita, I see articles about Chipote's prices going up but I got three meals from that.
Later I could not resist toasting up a TJs pumpkin bagel with cream cheese and enjoying a cup of pumpkin spice rooibos tea.

Sep 19, 2014
givemecarbs in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

I've been following this historic event with great interest too.
I didn't make it to the mennonite bbq last night but I did hit Trader Joe's for some of those wide noodles and some chicken broth. Around these parts you can sometimes order what they call crustless chicken pot pie. It is chicken and egg noodles and when the noodles are made from scratch it is an amazing dish. Mine was hearty and soothing. Toasted english muffins from trader joes and an ear of corn as well.

Sep 18, 2014
givemecarbs in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Heh. Pretty sure it was you. I have plenty of time to check now that my friend's thread got locked. If chowhound is a city of neighborhoods much like Philadelphia then Gardening and Special Diets are some of the rougher neighborhoods. I'm encouraging him to post here instead.
I was steered to Home Cooking by alkapal a long time ago after we bonded over the infamous prime rib sample post about TJs. Woof woof! Thanks again alkapal!
I want to go to that mennonite bbq so bad tonight. Getting hungry just thinking about their chopped brisket sandwich on a good thick roll to soak up all those heavenly juices.

Sep 17, 2014
givemecarbs in Home Cooking