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What's for Dinner #377- The End of July Cometh Edition! [through July 29, 2015]

It was tasty. I used bisquick but I cheated and slathered some extra butter on top. I just make one big biscuit.
Would you consider starting the new thread NIW? Would love to see what you type for the title and intro.

What's for Dinner #377- The End of July Cometh Edition! [through July 29, 2015]

That looks fabulous NIW. No dessert tonight?
I've been slowly slurping up watermelon chunks. I need room in the fridge. Going to have more blueberry strawberry shortcake in just a minute.

about 22 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #377- The End of July Cometh Edition! [through July 29, 2015]

I had leftover chicken ala king tonight JM but I change up my mom's recipe a bit. The original calls for sliced hard boiled eggs to be added. It was quite a popular dish in the fourties when a luncheon set was a nice bridal shower gift. That would be napkins and a tablecloth designed to fit over a card table for when you had the girls over for bridge and luncheon.
I omit the eggs and pimento but I used red and green peppers. So purty. I was out of nutmeg though.
I asked my mom why the eggs and she said it was considered cute. Chicken and eggs.

DeLorenzo's Plans For Bucks County Location Move Forward

I'm really excited too Bashful. I was lucky enough to go fairly often to the hamilton ave location way back when they served pasta fagiola and cheese steaks and such.
But their pizza ruined me for all other pizza. I did like Maruca's in Trenton too but I got tempted by their lasagna and other dinner specials. And they were open late.
In other words when Bashful says De Lorenzo's was the best Trenton had to offer that is saying a lot. Could not agree more.

Jul 27, 2015
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DeLorenzo's Plans For Bucks County Location Move Forward

Jul 27, 2015
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

Food Memories

Great idea for a thread kathleen thanks for starting it. Berries are In here in Penna and I have been making shortbread from scratch for strawberry blueberry shortcake. I got hot and tired this week so I decided to just use the box of bisquick to make the shortcake and darned if we didn't prefer it. I always used to use bisquick for shortcake and I guess we got used to it.
I like bisquick to make the dumplings for chicken and dumplings too. I can't kick my bisquick habit. One thing at least is that the aerosol whipped creme can run out unexpectedly. In fact it happened today. My super secret tech is to keep heavy cream on hand. So in a few minutes I am having strawberry blueberry shortcake with hand whipped creme and bisquick shortcake. Heh.

Jul 26, 2015
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What's for Dinner #377- The End of July Cometh Edition! [through July 29, 2015]

Thank you NIW! I got a pastry stuffed with peach slices and it was subtle and buttery. And they serve coffee right up until closing which is lovely and also rare.
The family lives in the house the bakery is in and the chef trained in France and used to work at Crossroads Bakery in Doylestown. I managed to resist the olive rolls but just barely.
Watermelon smoothie to start the day. It is very hot here but nonetheless blueberry pancakes are a distinct possibility with real maple syrup from Costco.

Jul 26, 2015
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What's for Dinner #377- The End of July Cometh Edition! [through July 29, 2015]

I was wondering that too littleflower. Wish I could have a sip of it right now!

What's for Dinner #377- The End of July Cometh Edition! [through July 29, 2015]

What a spread NIW. A kind friend took me to look at some used cars this morning. I wanted to treat him to breakfast and he was in a hurry so he suggested a breakfast sandwich from WaWa. I generally don't argue when people are doing me a huge favor but I just couldn't help myself. I managed to persuade him to go to Bakers On Broad a lovely little place in souderton pa where he picked out a fresh chocolate croissant along with some good coffee. He said it reminded him of his childhood where he would wrap some hersheys chocolate in bread and nuke it. Since the place is very close to his house he says he'll be back.
The first car we tested had to be jump started when it wouldn't start and then on the road the engine started smoking. But was also smoking was a bbq place we went past that is only open on saturdays from april til november. I am so going back there. It got fantastic reviews and I had no idea it was there.
Needless to say we didn't pick that car. But we tested another one from the same used car place and it might be a thumbs up. We asked to take it to my friend's shop for a pre purchase inspection and when they agreed (maybe the first car fiasco made them a little more inclined to say yes) I put a deposit down. /fingers crossed.
Needed a huge nap after that expedition and my friend and I planned for the dreaded nap hangover with a cold watermelon and dandelion leaves smoothie. Dinner ended up being blueberry strawberry shortcake with whipped creme from a can and shortcake made from bisquick. I have more blueberries and some heavy cream as a back up. I hate when the can runs out before the shortcake does.

beer fest at ivpl today anyone going?

Jul 25, 2015
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What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

I have only hit the flag button once for a non spammer, it was about a year ago lingua and it was just a random hound that some rabid hound tried to rip out their throat for no apparent reason. It was a ridiculously over the top comment though. I was thinking at the time do your parents know you have the password for their CH account?
I have promised him I would stay out of it but wow is it hard.
Might not get to the library for my usual gaming night tomorrow, waiting to see if I have a ride. If not I have bad news for my minature daschund because I will be grilling up some of "her" chicken drumsticks. If it is cool enough I will roast some potatoes and then finish them in the fry pan with onions.

What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

Breadcrumbs the Weggers dough was great. I think you are right lingua, wegmans dough is bready but it is what I wanted last night. I had fun making one of the pizzas a stuffed crust pie to use up the extra mozzarella. Oh how I miss TJs but soon I will have a car. /bliss.
I will try COTM JoanN. Thanks for the kind comments from you and Breadcrumbs. This is why I don't leave hearts. I can't bear to right now because about eight hounds are hunting my friend, can you hear the baying? And when one of them says something unfriendly the other bullies often use the hearts as if to say high five good one.
Thinking of trying this shortcake recipe that I think LindaW linked to before:
http://lastcallforcorn.blogspot.com/2...

What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

Doh. Thanks JoanN. That is what I get for trying to be helpful. The OP just asked a simple question and got one snarky response and it was breaking my heart. I told that hound to head over here to WFD, the endless thread of happiness.
WFD is the Ren Faire of chowhound where the swords are tied down and not to be drawn. There are several regular posters here that say the most unkind things to my friend on other boards. But something about this board brings out the very best in hounds. Love it here. I was having trouble years ago and alkapal steered me here. Been grateful ever since.
I bailed on dinner and went out for chinese. Watermelon for dessert. Maybe strawberry blueberry shortcake for dessert dessert.

Trying too be healthy, but cannot find grass fed beef that I can bear

Awesome Broodizt! I took the liberty of linking to your post on Whats For Dinner the never ending thread of happiness that can be found on the Home Cooking Board. It is the nicest neighborhood on chowhound. I get so many ideas there.
Someone there likes to buy the boneless leg of lamb from Costco, I think all the lamb at Costco comes from Oz, and slice it into steaks. Was thinking of doing lamb kebobs myself soon. My favorite this time of year is lamb chops on my mini weber charcoal grill. /swoon.
I wish they sold lamb shanks at Costco. My mom told me back in the day that lamb shanks were simply discarded or given away as treats for pets.

What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

Awesome NIW. Ended up making four pizzas last night with wegmans dough because it finally got cool enough around here.
Trying to be the change I want to see now that my brain isn't fried from the warmth so I'm wondering as I'm trying to help a fellow hound http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1019853 is most lamb grass fed does anyone know?

Trying too be healthy, but cannot find grass fed beef that I can bear

Thank you for posting this Broodizt. I have seen an increased tendency on chowhound lately for hounds who take the initiative to start a thread to not get many helpful and supportive comments. I'm not sure how much my idea will help but at least it is something.
Do you have a Costco membership and how do you feel about lamb? I could be wrong but it has been pointed out to me that most lamb is grass fed. I love lamb and Costco has lamb chops and leg of lamb and also rack of lamb. The rack of lamb even goes on sale sometimes and is very good. One winter they even had lamb for lamb osso bucco. Now that was amazing.
I'm lucky that I developed a taste for lamb early. Lamb used to be very cheap. In fact a sunday breakfast was often pancakes and lamb chops. Let us know how you make out with your quest. Can't wait to hear other ideas from my fellow hounds.

Jul 22, 2015
givemecarbs in Special Diets

What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

Drool. Take a number Littleflower. I'm in line right behind ya for the leftovers! he he he

Hypothesis: A high fiber diet will always lead to good health, disprove please

Oh my NIW kidneystones are one of the circles of hell. This is embarassing but I enjoy your posts on home cooking so much that I try to read most everything you write. You calling me your spirit animal was high praise indeed. I'm not stalking you I swear!
You are unable to eat a varied diet at this time right? Hope you get better soon.
Thank you so much for always being kind in your comments here on chowhound. Too often I see my fellow hounds dogpile on the original poster. I have been known to put on the heavy long gloves and weigh in sometimes even when I don't entirely agree because I can't bear to see fellow hounds treated that way. Again thanks so much. I'm scurrying back to HC now!

Jul 21, 2015
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What's for Dinner #376 - The HHH Edition --Horrid, Hideous, Hellacious! [through July 23, 2015]

Sorry to hear about the ankle. I cleverly dropped a fan on my toe very late last night. Apparently my fan is heavy. I'm fine but I have to remember that I get clumsy in the heat.
My friend loves this hot weather. I'm just glad I have ice cream. We made cinnamon streusel muffins from scratch last night and because it is so hot we actually had leftovers for breakfast. I'm lobbying for delivery tonite but we'll see.

Jul 20, 2015
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What's for Dinner #375 - the Cornzapoppin! Edition [through July 19, 2015]

You speak truth NIW. It is much the same with sex around here as it is with alcohol. I remember when my two girlfriends and I got an apartment in wildwood NJ the summer after high school. Their parents were strict and boy did those two cut loose.
My parents were fairly tolerant so I had more of a been there done that time to head to the beach kind of attitude. I do remember making a bloody mary if you can call it that where a little blob of bloody mary mix floated on top of the vodka like an enlarged cherry. New Jersey is fun compared to Pa.
Was not very hungry today due to the balmy weather but managed to make a coupla cheese and chicken quesadillas for my friend and I. The Ben and Jerry's is calling my name. My friend made us a smoothie with dandelion greens and frozen fruit and that got me through the balmiest part of the day.

What's for Dinner #375 - the Cornzapoppin! Edition [through July 19, 2015]

Berheenia the pizza place down the street does a cracking business in "package goods". They have a restaurant with a liquor license but I swear the take out beer keeps them flush. When I wait for my pizza and wings I see a lot of women come running in for their two allowed six packs. It is less sketchy to grab beer from a pizza place than a dive bar I suppose.
Pa is the most rural of the lower fourty eight states and many articles have been written about how few people move away from Pa so folks never experience the joy of liquor in supermarkets. I keep wanting to hit the Costco in delaware for some spirits but I have heard you can actually get in trouble if you get caught "smuggling" in the hooch to Pa.

Jul 19, 2015
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What's for Dinner #375 - the Cornzapoppin! Edition [through July 19, 2015]

I love potato pancakes with eggs littleflower but my friend will just eat the pancake alone. I think he loves them even more. Not sure if it is happening til the sun sets though. Very hot here in Penna. And I do the pancakes low and slow.

What's for Dinner #375 - the Cornzapoppin! Edition [through July 19, 2015]

The blue laws were real. For some reason car dealerships are not open on sundays still here in Penna. But in Montgomeryville Pa there was a huge sprawling mart that was the only game in town on sundays. I remember as a child it was body to body on sunday mornings. Not many other places were open.
I remember when a check dated on a sunday could be rejected. Gah.
Rested up today after the big tournament last night. Blueberry shortcake for breakfast. Too hot for lunch for me. After it finally cooled down enough to walk the doggie I made fresh mashed potatoes to go with leftover roast chicken and gravy. There was one shortbread biscuit leftover from the blueberry shortcake so my friend and I split it and put chicken gravy on it. That gravy turned out well. I floured and browned four pieces of chicken before roasting it and then used the pan drippings, the fat from browning the chicken and some rich homemade chicken stock. I know it is hot because there were actually leftover mashed potatoes. Between my friend and I this never happens. They will make for a nice potato pancake for breakfast maybe.

What's for Dinner #375 - the Cornzapoppin! Edition [through July 19, 2015]

I probably forgot some. Yeah I remember getting beer at the convenience stores in NC and in Florida they had these mini drive up convenience stores where they would put your sixteen ouncer in a special brown bag for immediate sipping. /sigh

What's for Dinner #375 - the Cornzapoppin! Edition [through July 19, 2015]

We Pennsylvannians are long suffering Sunny. No TJs two buck chuck, no grey goose/kirkland brand vodka at Costco. Hard liquor and wine,are only sold in state stores and the employees have a strong union. Cases of beer are only sold at beer distributors. No wine.
You can get up to two six packs of beer at certain supermarkets during certain hours and some supermarkets also sell wine. If you want a case of beer from Wegmans you have to buy two six packs and take it out to the car and then come back and buy two more. Same deal with beer to go at bars.
No beer at convenience stores or Walmart. You can theoretically get in a lot of trouble if you sneak over to delaware or jersey and load up.
There is a bill pending to abolish the state store system and privatize liquor sales but did I mention there is a strong state store employees union?
The state stores sometimes offer a holiday sale during december. This has been severely criticized as irresponsibly promoting the drinking of intoxicating beverages.
Let me know if I left anything out fellow sufferers.

What's for Dinner #375 - the Cornzapoppin! Edition [through July 19, 2015]

Nice to hear from you littleflower. I miss the Chains board, especially TJs but reading that would be torture right now without a car. I'll find a good used car soon I swear. Glad you are feeling better.

Jul 15, 2015
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What's for Dinner #375 - the Cornzapoppin! Edition [through July 19, 2015]

That is gorgeous NIW. Pasta with homemade meatballs and garlic bread tonight. It is lovely and cool so I felt like heating up the kitchen. Blueberry strawberry shortcake for dessert.

Jul 15, 2015
givemecarbs in Home Cooking

Tabora Orchard now coming to down town Lansdale

Mmmmm berries from Mearymede. Yes I will search out wheels before I miss Frankenfield's offerings. That place is just too far to walk.

Jul 12, 2015
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PUMPKIN MANIA creep

Noooooo. We just set off fourth of july fireworks here in the US of A!

Jul 12, 2015
givemecarbs in General Topics

What's for Dinner #374-The Summer Swamp Edition! [through July 14, 2015]

My friend has a juicer as well as a vitamixer and I remember one cold january night after a long torunament where I was exhausted, dehydrated and strung out he handed me some fresh squeezed juice. I think it was grapefruit but it might have been orange. It was like a magic elixir. After two sips I felt refreshed and revitalize. The fatigue just fell off me. I am not exaggeratingd.
When I do the watermelon IV thing I feel like a succulent plant or something. Just makes me realize how often I run around dehydrated and feeling slightly headachey and off.