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Question re candied orange peel

That's what I don't have time to do! That's the problem. :)

Thank you for replying.

Dec 15, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Question re candied orange peel

Is it possible to freeze orange peel before candying it?

Thanks for your help.

Dec 15, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Freezing chess pie?

Many thanks to all.

As it turns out, I just ate the whole thing. Problem solved! Well, the pie problem. Now it's the weight problem! :)

Dec 07, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Recommendation for a lightweight 12" skillet please

WS was definitely out of my price point.

Unfortunately there is only a small cookware shop in my time and I haven't had skillet-shopping time when in a city. Have to depend on the internet.

Thank you, and thanks to all for your help.

Dec 05, 2014
laredo in Cookware

Recommendation for a lightweight 12" skillet please

I think my mother has this skillet!! Will look through her cabinet tomorrow.

Thank you for the idea!

Dec 05, 2014
laredo in Cookware
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Recommendation for a lightweight 12" skillet please

I don't have a special material in mind. I am limited to what is available that I can lift in a big skillet.

I wore out the calphalon you cited. It's been a while since I had to discard it and did not remember the brand. It had been a gift. It is a candidate also.

The iron pan looks interesting but it is 9.5 inches wide and I need a larger one.

My only usable skillet is cast iron, 9.5 inches across the top, and weighs 4.8 pounds.

Thank you for your help!

Dec 05, 2014
laredo in Cookware

Recommendation for a lightweight 12" skillet please

This pan might work. Three pounds would be a good weight for me. Thank you for the recommendation.

Yes, thin material is not ideal, but I am short and don't have good arm strength.

Dec 05, 2014
laredo in Cookware

Recommendation for a lightweight 12" skillet please

Can anyone recommend a 12-inch, moderately priced, and lightweight skillet?

I looked at a few at WS and they were both far too heavy and too expensive as well.

Thanks!

Dec 05, 2014
laredo in Cookware

Freezing chess pie?

REally? Hmmm. Will give that some thought. Thank you!

Nov 29, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Freezing chess pie?

Thanks. I didn't think it would be possible. Just needed confirmation.

Nov 29, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Freezing chess pie?

I have almost an entire chess pie, a big one, leftover.

Any chance it could be frozen?

Thanks for your help!

Nov 29, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Stuffing/Dressing - Do you add egg?

I use three eggs to 26 cups of cornbread and breadcrumbs.

I'm not sure what "bound" means, but if it means the dressing can be cut in squares, I don't like it. I want mine to be "spoonable."

Nov 24, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Quick and festive BD cake to travel for nonagenarian

Many, many thanks to all for the excellent ideas. I look forward to trying many of them.

As it turned out, at a club meeting this afternoon, the hostesses presented my mother with a lovely Chantilly cake! We took it home and put it in the refrigerator and so....problem solved for a cake for tomorrow!

I removed the berry garnishes and bought some more strawberries for presentation tomorrow. Will take whipped cream and sliced berries, candles, and so forth.

Also made brownies for a "side sweet."

The surprise cake is a real blessing as I would just now be getting out the mixer and it has been a rather long day.

Again, I very much appreciate your ideas and assistance.

Nov 22, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Quick and festive BD cake to travel for nonagenarian

I am not sure if I should post this here or at the top. Please someone tell me.

Thanks to all for your ideas. All considered and appreciated.

Yes, I did check with the restaurant. The said of course it is all right.

Some of mother's favorites are coffee and lemon. The tiramisu with ladyfingers would be ideal for her and it's festive but I am not sure about the others. Will check into that. Also not sure if I can buy ladyfingers here.

Another favorite flavor is lemon, so I am considering a pound cake with lemon curd and whipped cream. Would not be as pretty though, unless I can think of a good garnish.

Please add more suggestions, if you have any. I won't be able even to buy ingredients today so still am open to other ideas.

THank you so much! You are the best.

Nov 21, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Quick and festive BD cake to travel for nonagenarian

My family will meet at a restaurant several hours from my home to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday.

I am totally blank on an idea for a pretty, festive, and appropriate cake that can travel and be taken into a restaurant.\

There will be just six or seven of us. Something on a smaller scale would be best.

This has to be easy. I will have to make it Saturday and have a long list of other things I must do that day. I don't object to a doctored mix.

Can't use nuts or strawberries or intense chocolate.

Thanks for your help.

Nov 20, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Easy home cooking?

Would you recommend a specific brand of frozen meatballs? I have never bought any. I don't even remember seeing them in the case. Thanks!

Oct 29, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Baking a cake for mom

I'm going to make this cake for *my* mother.

It's reported to be better the next day.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/415619

Sep 20, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking
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Grandmamma's Orange Cake

I would like to make this for my mother's 91st birthday.

Question: Is the flavor changed significantly with six ounces of OJ concentrate as opposed to eight ounces fresh OJ? I would much rather do the concentrate for convenience's sake.

Sep 20, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Morning Cakes that Go With Coffee

I'm going to make this tonight for a study group tomorrow morning.

Can you add any details?

I'm planning to make it in a Pyrex dish and just serve out of it, although I am usually a little more refined. :)

Sep 16, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Morning Cakes that Go With Coffee

I know this is an old thread but checked and saw that you are still posting, janetms383.

I would love to have your ham and cheese cake using Bisquick for a meeting next Wednesday.

HOpe you see this and can reply.

Thanks!

Sep 11, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Picky eaters are the bane of my existence...and now I live with them

I had a somewhat similar situation to yours many years ago.

Here's what I would do if I could do things over, and this is my advice to you:

Let her eat what she wants. Buy the food she likes and cook it for her. The suggestions about making her cook her own food are really rather mean-sounding to me.

Act gracious about meal prep (even if you have to fake it).

If you are wise, you will not add more difficulties to your husband's and your step-daughter's lives. Things are challenging enough for all of you.

Believe me, you are the odd man out. Do not make demands re food/meals on either your husband or your step daughter. YOu will be the one who loses. Inevitable.

I do agree that she should be required to attend family meals. Take the food issues away and maybe each of you can enjoy being together.

This is one of those pick your battles things. There will be things you can't waiver on such as grades and curfew, so let the food go and try to create a relaxing household for her and your husband.

You WILL reap the rewards someday.

Good luck!

Need quick prep for boneless pork chops please

Thank you both very much. I did the baked version and they were good! Will try the fried version next time.

Aug 10, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Need quick prep for boneless pork chops please

Thank you, monavano.

Medium oven?

How long?

Would panko crumbs be good or regular soft bread crumbs?

Aug 09, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Need quick prep for boneless pork chops please

I thawed one-inch boneless pork chops for lunch tomorrow and then something came up that will severely limit my preparation time.

Any suggestions for the quickest possible prep will be very much appreciated.

(I rarely cook pork chops so don't have much to fall back on.)

Aug 09, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Casual restaurant for first night in town (Monday)

Could you kindly recommend a casual place for me and my husband for our first night in town. Somewhere within an easy metro or cab ride of the National Portrait Gallery or Dupont Circle.

Quiet and relaxing would be perfect. We will have had a long day and will be facing a hard day Tuesday.

American or French are preferred.

Thank you very much.

Men's dress for Topolobampo

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This is a relief -- will be so much easier to travel without worrying about a coat.

Thanks so much for your help, weinstein and gonzo

Mar 13, 2014
laredo in Chicago Area

Men's dress for Topolobampo

What is the appropriate dress for men for Topolobampo?

Would a nice sweater with tie and dress pants be out of place?

It's likely this will be the only venue my husband would wear a sport coat to, so would hate to pack one for this night only.

Thanks for your advice.

Mar 13, 2014
laredo in Chicago Area

Topolobampo

Thank you both.

I did make reservations at Frontera. Now I have to decide between it and Topo.

Spoiled for choice! Advice is welcome.

Feb 28, 2014
laredo in Chicago Area

Topolobampo

Oh, glad to know that!

Do you prefer Frontera to Topolobampo?

Feb 28, 2014
laredo in Chicago Area

Topolobampo

Thank you so much for the information, comments, and links, gonzo and weinstein.

Everything is very helpful. After looking at the menu, I'm a little up in the air. Will have to take more time to assimilate the choices.

Thanks again!

Feb 20, 2014
laredo in Chicago Area