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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

Topolobampo

I'll be in Chicago for the first time in the spring. Have always wanted to go to a Bayless restaurant, so made reservations at Topolobampo after reading you can't make reservations at Frontera. Then read that Topolobampo had slipped.

Would appreciate comments and advice.

Feb 18, 2014
laredo in Chicago Area

Diluting whipping cream to use as milk question

Oh, yes, saute first, definitely.

Thank you all very much for your help!

As things worked out, we had a really big dinner last night and dessert at the restaurant and at home and my guest said he wanted only something light for breakfast! So did fruit and muffins.

But will make the casserole Sunday for my mother and she will be thrilled.

Many thanks.

Jan 31, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Diluting whipping cream to use as milk question

Six eggs. two cups milk.

Jan 30, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Diluting whipping cream to use as milk question

Ok. I decided on this very simple recipe.

One pound sausage

6 eggs

2 cups milk

1 tsp. dry mustard

6 slices bread

1 1/2 cups cheese

Will probably add poblano peppers and maybe green peppers.

Jan 30, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Diluting whipping cream to use as milk question

Thanks, everyone, for your help.

Normally I do worry about calories, but I am cooking for a low carb eater and we just won't worry about calories this time.

Jan 30, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Diluting whipping cream to use as milk question

I haven't decided on a recipe. Would be a sausage and egg type casserole, some cheese, maybe onion, maybe poblano peppers.

I don't know if cream would be too rich. I suspect it would, but have no real basis for thinking so.

Would like for it to make around eight servings. There will be only three but want to have leftovers.

Jan 30, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Diluting whipping cream to use as milk question

I need to make a egg casserole for breakfast tomorrow morning. . I have only a pint of heavy whipping cream. How much water should I add to the pint of cream for this purpose....or is this a bad idea?

I don't want to go to the market tonight!

Thanks for your help.

Jan 30, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Food Quantities for a Party

I'm curious as to how you are going to do the service.

Will it be buffet style and each guest will help himself to a soup and then go back to the buffet to try a different soup?

Jan 22, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Need ideas for "musical" church supper menu, please.

Many thanks to all you clever CH's!

I have really enjoyed reading all your wonderful ideas. Wow!

As soon as we get the musical selections made, I can get down to specifics regarding the food.

Thanks so much!

Jan 21, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Need ideas for "musical" church supper menu, please.

I need to plan a menu for a ladies supper meeting at church. The program will be musical and I would like to have a "musical" menu to carry out the theme.

We discussed having a "fifties" menu as a small part of the program will deal with that decade, but I prefer the "musical" theme.

The big challenge is that the food must be something very easily prepared and not extravagant. Something ultra simple such as a casserole, salad, bread, and dessert. We usually make assignments among the host group and these people prepare dishes at home and bring to church.

I'm really stumped on this one and look forward to hearing from those more creative than I am!

Jan 20, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Please recommend a newly published cookbood for my friend who has a large collection

Many thanks to each of you.

I look forward to researching your good suggestions when I have some leisure minutes, herby and chefjune.

I had to make an immediate decision in order to get something delivered by Saturday, so looked at Susan Goins books.

Although I asked for a "newly" published cookbook, I thought the Sunday Suppers might be the best. Crossed my fingers and ordered it. I think it will be well received and I thank you for the suggestion, candy.

BTW, how do you pronounce "lucques?" Could not find a good answer.

Thanks to all!

Jan 20, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Please recommend a newly published cookbood for my friend who has a large collection

I would like to get my friend a cookbook for her birthday.

My friend owns a lot of cookbooks, so she could likely have anything that is not new.

She is a very accomplished cook and entertains a lot.

Her palate is mostly American with some French influence. She likes to use butter and cream :<), likes Julia Child, is not a huge dessert lover, cooks a lot of beef, not terribly fond of fish, likes to serve more courses than some.

I think Asian and Indian are not her favorits.

I would appreciate your help! Thanks.

Jan 16, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Advice for overcooked steaks, please

Lol, bellachefa.

I don't know what happened.

My husband went outside with beautiful steaks and came back in with little black hockey pucks.

Said something about the grill overheating. He looked so pitiful I didn't have the heart to grill him about it. :)

Jan 11, 2014
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Advice for overcooked steaks, please

Nutmeg does sound good.

Jan 11, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Advice for overcooked steaks, please

I will probably do a potted meat or hash.

Wish I had someof the TJ Seasoning Salute. Hope I can remember it on my next trip to TJ which could be a loooooong time.

Thank you very much.

Jan 11, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Advice for overcooked steaks, please

Thanks to all for your good ideas! I appreciate your help.

Jan 11, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Advice for overcooked steaks, please

I have tried to chuck them several times. Just can't bear to do it.
Probably they are slightly better than "dust dry and burned." Perhaps more like very very very well done. :<)

I think they may be salvageable

Jan 11, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking

Advice for overcooked steaks, please

For a special dinner I bought the nicest steaks I had ever purchased.

Wouldn't you know that was the day our grill chose to go crazy and we ended up with "ruined" steaks. I threw one away, my husband choked down one somehow, and I put one ribeye and two T-bones in the freezer.

I need to use them in the near future and am stumped on what to do.

All ideas will be welcomed!

Jan 11, 2014
laredo in Home Cooking