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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

I wish I had never bought them in the first place! They are going ti be so hard to resist!!!

about 21 hours ago
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

If you mean the Soft and Juicy dried mandarins, I just bought 2 bags yesterday.

Jan 23, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

Update--I put one in the oven on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes....HOLY CRAP IT WAS PERFECT!!!! Buttery, flaky, exactly like I had hoped. GIANT YAY!

Jan 22, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains
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How to clean pyrex baking dishes?

My caked on gunk is more on the sides of the pan...should I fill it with vinegar/baking soda??? And then bake??

Jan 21, 2015
schrutefarms in Cookware

How to clean pyrex baking dishes?

Hi Dee!
What kind of toothpaste? Dealing with a very stubborn glass dish at the moment...

Jan 21, 2015
schrutefarms in Cookware

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

Weird that you said that...I LOVE those and have given them giant YAYs...but my friend made me dinner for my bday last summer, and she made me those because she is awesome and knows I love them...but I noticed hers looked exactly how you described, I just assumed she didn't cook them long enough. I have a pack in my freezer, Ill cook them up this week and see how they are!!

Jan 21, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

I have been dying to try those truffle marconas, but the price tag is pretty hefty :(

Jan 21, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

Somewhere between a MEH and a YAY for the Raspberry Blossoms (in the bakery section). The taste was good, but it needed to be crispier/flakier. I think I was hoping it was going to be a little more like a raspberry turnover. This was more like a raspberry filled doughnut. I'm going to heat it for a bit and see if that will crisp it up at all.

Jan 21, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's Frozen Poutine discontinued?

I saw a bunch at my Trader Joes (west Hollywood). Might have been the last of them, but they were there about a week ago.

Jan 11, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

What can I do with roasted beets??

Once they're pickled, I like to serve them with cold avocado slices and feta crumbles (or goat crumbles).

Jan 11, 2015
schrutefarms in Home Cooking
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Looking for restaurants in Southern California.

I had recommended this to another hound traveling to Disneyland...Since you're going to be in Anaheim, the Anaheim Packing District would be a fun option to hit up!

http://anaheimpackingdistrict.com

Jan 08, 2015
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

What oil do you use for homemade mayo?

Avocado oil!

Jan 04, 2015
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

I'm convinced those Carmallows are an urban Trader Joe's legend...Four different stores and no one had them :(

Jan 01, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Mexican and Good Margaritas In LA

Their pineapple infused tequila in a blended strawberry margarita...mmmmm....

Dec 21, 2014
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

YAY to the mini chocolate mint stars, super addictive!!
YAY to the Garlic and Herbs chicken sausage (cooked). I have one every morning sliced into my scramble. Great taste.
Small yay to the Ultra Chocolate Ice cream. Good taste, but almost looked old. Too dark and not creamy enough.
Giant NAY to the 3 cheese gluten free pizza (frozen). Blech. I returned it. No taste at all, except of cardboard that was simultaniously dry and damp. Just wrong.
Also, NAY to my neighbor who is playing really sh!tty music while I'm writing this.

Christmas Eve dinner w/ kids

Whew. Thought I lost a day.

Dec 19, 2014
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

Christmas Eve dinner w/ kids

Am I crazy, or does Open Table have the wrong day for Christmas eve?

Dec 18, 2014
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

Coconut oil as a moisturiser

Word to the wise though-if you have long hair, wrap it in a towel before you moisturize, otherwise the underside of your hair will be completely oily until you wash it again. Also, use it on wet skin (don't towel off first). It locks in the moisture and smooths on much easier. I then wipe away any excess with a towel.

Dec 18, 2014
schrutefarms in Not About Food
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Favorite off-menu In-N-Out orders

I get either an animal style cheeseburger with grilled onions, or a grilled cheese with grilled onions, tomatoes and pickles and lettuce. Fries well-done, sometimes animal style, with extra salt (I do that, not them). It's the only way their fries are tolerable IMO.

Dec 16, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains

Small Group for Bday Dinner West Hollywood

Laurel Hardware might be the ticket...it's fun, lively, pretty, and there are small plates. If the weather is nice the patio is beautiful!

Best local price for Veuve Clicquot?

Cost Plus!! Usually around the $40 mark when it's on sale. One time it was $29.99...I bought six bottles. All for me!!!

Dec 04, 2014
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

You know when you are hiking or doing something where it's taking energy, and it's hot, and there are no stores around and you suddenly get really afraid of running out of water, and then you're mouth gets dry and now all you can think about is drinking water? That's kind of how I feel right now...knowing I have only about a quarter of a jar...(and yes, I know that's irrational, since I live in a city with a million stores and can buy almond butter anywhere, but it's like half the price at TJ's. And it's really hard to find it with no sugar!) Sigh. First the Dukkah, now this.

Dec 04, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

WHAT?????

Dec 04, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains

Dinner between Griffith Park and the Groundlings Theater

I'm a fan of Village Idiot. Good burger, good meat pies, good fish and chips (so I've heard), great cocktails, walking distance from the theater. Lala's is good, pretty inexpensive and very close to Groundlings as well.

Oh, and GREAT brussel sprouts at Village Idiot!!

Dec 03, 2014
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

DEVILED EGGS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (December 2014)

I make DE all the time, for lunch or a snack. Mine consist of mashing the yolk with EVOO, white wine vinegar, yellow mustard, coursly chopped pickles, mash until mushy, top with paprika. Pretty traditional, just subbing the mayo out for EVOO. Very vinegary, but so yummy!!!

Best thing you've found at a 99¢ Only Store?

Uh huh, I'm going to be travelling soon, so...score!!

Dec 03, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains
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3 drinks, up at 3am, why?

yep.

Dec 03, 2014
schrutefarms in Not About Food

Best thing you've found at a 99¢ Only Store?

Stopped by yesterday...picked up a few of those ice-cube trays (2 for a buck) that make the long skinny ice cubes for putting in bottle of water...also found Fresh Drop. In case you don't know what thst is...

http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Drop-Bath...

Dec 03, 2014
schrutefarms in Chains

Cheaper to Eat In or Out?

Cheaper to eat at home, depending on what you eat. If you are already an at-home cook, and have most or all of the spices/oils etc that you need, it should be fairly inexpensive to whip up something every morning/night. If you get a recipe out of a book, and need to buy a bunch of stuff to re-create it, then it will probably be more expensive than going out. I don't spend too much on food, but I make fairly simple meals. Mostly sauteed or roasted or steamed veggies and chicken or sausage, maybe a sweet potato as well. Last week I bought two bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts at $18 at Whole Foods, which was kind of pricy, but half of one breast (and the delicious skin) was plenty for dinner along with a sweet potato, and the rest of that breast, along with all the meat from the other went into a pot with sauteed onions ($1), carrots ($1) , celery($1.50), spices and chicken broth (2 boxes, $3), which made a wonderful, hearty chicken soup, which fed me for probably 6 meals. So roughly $25 fed me for 7 meals, making each meal right around $3.50.

Dec 02, 2014
schrutefarms in Not About Food

How to toss salad at home

Depends on the salad and if it's for me or me plus guests. If it's for guests I use my hands (after washing them of course!) That way you can plate them prettily, and if anything goes on it that is mushy (like avocado or beets) they can be laid on top and arranged all nice. If it's for me, I will usually just shake in a tupperware, and eat out of the same container. Some salads I like to get all mixed up, like sometimes I will do greens, cubed chicken, avocado, feta, hard-boiled egg and halved cherry tomatoes and pepper strips with balsamic vinegrette. I like how the egg and avocado and feta get blended into the dressing and makes the whole salad chunky and creamy.

And I'm quite proud of myself for not digressing back to high school and making jokes based on the title of this post.

Dec 02, 2014
schrutefarms in Home Cooking