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What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition!

count me in for recipe request!

about 1 hour ago
gourmanda in Home Cooking

'Farm Eggs'

So where does your neighbor think the grocery store eggs come from? Some magical Omega 3 land?

about 2 hours ago
gourmanda in General Topics

LATECOMERS FOR DINNER

Start dinner at the appointed time. If they arrive after you have started cleaning up have them help you so you can "catch up now that they are here".

Acceptable Behavior ?

30-40 minutes late? That is beyond rude if there isn't a reasonable explanation (they got hit by a bus). I wouldn't wait beyond 15 minutes without ordering appetizers at the very least.

about 7 hours ago
gourmanda in Not About Food

Recommendation in Cleveland, Memorial Day

Excellent! Enjoy your dinner and our city. And congrats to the graduate.

about 18 hours ago
gourmanda in Great Lakes

Acceptable Behavior ?

I think the OP is missing the word "other". As in, "was at dinner with three "other" couples last week. So one couple got there early, two couples 5 minutes late and the OP couple later still.

1 day ago
gourmanda in Not About Food

Acceptable Behavior ?

Without knowing how early they arrived it's hard to form an opinion. Maybe they misunderstood the agreed on time and had been there 45 minutes before deciding to order.

1 day ago
gourmanda in Not About Food

Acceptable Behavior ?

Did they order appetizers for the table or were they full on into their meal? You mentioned the other two couples got there 5 minutes late, how late were the two of you?

1 day ago
gourmanda in Not About Food

Recommendation in Cleveland, Memorial Day

The last 3 I mentioned show available on Open Table but I would call to be sure. I hope you find something to your liking in our fair city--there's lots of good chow around! If all else fails, the Westside Market will likely be open albeit not at full capacity.

1 day ago
gourmanda in Great Lakes
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Recommendation in Cleveland, Memorial Day

Brio is an italian-esque chain. I would much rather go to Amp150, Table45 or Trentina (a Jonathon Sawyer place, owner of Greenhouse Tavern and a 2015 James Beard finalist).

1 day ago
gourmanda in Great Lakes

Recommendation in Cleveland, Memorial Day

Bar Cento and Market Garden, both on West 25th provide good food. Not fancy. Both are open every day except Christmas. No reservations though.
ETA: Most restaurants in this area are closed on Monday, holiday or not.

1 day ago
gourmanda in Great Lakes

What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition!

WTF? indeed! Are they trying to make you worse?
Sounds like a painful accident--best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!

vegan spaghetti and meatballs

I have used Neat with ground flax seed as an egg substitute. I find that it tastes good but is a bit expensive and a little fussy to cook.

Lent, No Meat Lunch for Teen Boys

You don't consider salad to be a vegetable? And the issue is with broccoli -IN- the mac & cheese.

What are some of your favorite limited-ingredient dishes?

Spaghetti with broccoli, garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes.

1 day ago
gourmanda in General Topics

What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition!

Aww...I'm sure you do want to go home. Sorry you are stuck for a while. Hopefully you can find someone to bring you something tasty and nutritious.

2 days ago
gourmanda in Home Cooking
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Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

Perhaps you are invisible. That's the only explanation I can think of whereby you would get hit by a door 5 or 6 times.

Mar 24, 2015
gourmanda in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

" thoughtfully leave our carts in the parkinglot. " Are you serious?!? I'm glad you take it upon yourself to drive up the cost of everyone's groceries. And I'm sure the person whose car gets dented by your thoughtfulness will thank you too.

Why remodel a kitchen and put in an electric range?

Not always expensive. Cost us about $50 in supplies and 30 minutes of our installers time. I really kicked myself for not knowing earlier how easy it would be (for someone who knows what they are doing). So, cheer up, BG. If the house you otherwise love has electric cooktop you might be able to easily switch to gas after purchase.

Mar 24, 2015
gourmanda in Cookware

Tropical Food?

Take a look at some Sam Choy cookbooks. Being Hawaiian he uses a lot of papaya, mango, pineapple, coconut, ginger, banana leaves etc.

Mar 24, 2015
gourmanda in Home Cooking

'Farm Eggs'

That's what we pay too. Totally worth the price.

Mar 24, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

Why remodel a kitchen and put in an electric range?

We have a double electric oven and it works great. I actually think they might be more common than gas but I have no data to back that up. We used to have an electric cook top. When that gave up the ghost we asked our handyman about installing a gas line and I about fell over when he told me how easy it would be. I simply had no idea that we could have been easily cooking with gas years ago.

Mar 24, 2015
gourmanda in Cookware

Your go to fat?

Olive oil most of the time
Butter
Bacon grease rarely

Mar 24, 2015
gourmanda in General Topics

What's for Dinner #355 - The SPRING Edition! [Through March 24, 2015 ]

Oh no! Hope you are up and around and away from hospital food ASAP!

Mar 24, 2015
gourmanda in Home Cooking
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Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

Where was this magical place you left the cart? Next to the unicorn?

Problems with some new dishwashers

Read the manual to find out how to turn off or adjust the rinse aid sensor.

Mar 23, 2015
gourmanda in Cookware

What's for Dinner #355 - The SPRING Edition! [Through March 24, 2015 ]

Glops off. Very impressed with your knowledge of technical terms...lol!

Mar 23, 2015
gourmanda in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #355 - The SPRING Edition! [Through March 24, 2015 ]

I think the flour gives the egg something to hang onto. Hint--use a piece of wax paper for the flour and the panko. Makes clean up easy peasy :)

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

Huh. Did we read the same roma cranberry post? I had a much different take-away.

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

That's great you have four beds to use! You can more easily rotate your crops than we can in our 2-bed space.

Mar 23, 2015
gourmanda in Gardening