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Ahhh...weekend breakfast @ home. What did you have?

Nothing fancy, but so delicious-maple sausage and grits with lots of butter, salt, and pepper. I think being able to take my time and eat it leisurely almost makes it tastes better!

Jul 21, 2012
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Really Dumb Food...!

Flavored douche? WOW!! Were they flavored or scented? Thank you for the Monday laugh-I needed that!!

Mar 05, 2012
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Ben and Jerry's Taste the Lin-Sanity

Minstrel and blackface were mass marked, too. Meant as a joke, but not funny(to me). There are a lot of painful things that are behind stereotyping, which is why I think some people took offense. To someone who hasn't been on the end of it, it may be funny, but if you've dealt with stereotypes and slurs your whole life, not so much. I think we all "get" stereotypes, but not everybody sees the humor.

Ben and Jerry's Taste the Lin-Sanity

I'd buy it!

Ben and Jerry's Taste the Lin-Sanity

Interesting thread. As somebody mentioned down thread, it would be nice if people could stop focusing on his ethnicity-although the ice cream is definitely the least offensive of all the things that have been said about him and to him. Amazing that old stereotypes still exist-one of the star basketball players at my high school was Vietnamese.

Ben and Jerry's Taste the Lin-Sanity

ttommy,
Just curious, when you say Latino Day, Gay Pride Day,etc., is this some sort of diversity day/workshop? I'm just trying to picture what you meant.

Favorite places you've lived outside the USA?

I was lucky enough to live in Nice about 7 years ago. I loved everything about it-the food(and chocolate shops on every corner!), the scenery, the weather. If I had to pick somewhere now it would definitely be Tokyo. I spent a couple of weeks there visiting family and feel like barely scratched the surface.

Jan 31, 2012
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Favorite places you've lived outside the USA?

I have to agree with you on P Vallarta. During my cruise ship days I "lived" in Mexico Mon-Sat, and definitely ate my way through each port. Amazing fruits and some of the best seafood I've ever tasted.

Jan 31, 2012
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What is the Proper Way to Order in a Chinese restaurant to receive a spicy dish?

Very entertaining thread! So do you think this is strictly a Caucasian thing? I'm African-American and I eat a lot of Chinese, Thai, and Indian. I don't always want extra spicy-but sometimes I do depending on the dish, and have never been denied a request or had people peering out at me from the kitchen, LOL!! That must be annoying to have a server argue back and forth with you!

Jan 23, 2012
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Oven Lechon W/Skin

Hi Rocky,

I make this about 3 or 4 times a year-the only liquid I use is mojo marinade (I use Goya or Badia) and the juice from canned oranges. I pour it over the day before-I also put my garlic cloves in the day before. If I'm using a really big roast I will prep 2 days in advance so everything gets soaked in. I do cover it but I take of the foil the last 20 or 30 minutes and broil it to get the skin crispy. I'd like to know how yours turned out-I always do mine Puerto Rican style, but the lemon grass sounds interesting!

Sep 17, 2011
Luvfriedokra in Home Cooking

Comfort food after a break-up

Is he that clueless? He's gotta know that treating you like a girlfriend for 2 years and then deciding to date someone else is hurtful! Girl, life is beautiful and you live in LA!! Get back out there and please don't ever just settle for someone's company when you know deep down you want more, we're all worth more than that!

Hope you're feeling better!

Mar 10, 2011
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Comfort food after a break-up

Oh jeez, I have been there and it sucks!! Lots of great suggestions already. I'd add lots of Chinese take-out, Jack in the Box, just super junky food! If you're a salt/cheese freak like me try some chips and queso, or a big fat cheesesteak, you get the picture.. And don't forget the power of fresh air(when you feel up to it)- a long drive with the windows down and good music or a walk in the park with a good friend.

Mar 05, 2011
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When a guest brings his/her own SALT to a restaurant.

Wow, I'm really sorry to hear that. I hope you can find some peace and mend things with your brother. I'm know your daddy is somewhere beautiful smiling down on you :)

Verklempt once again....

Dec 28, 2009
Luvfriedokra in Not About Food

When a guest brings his/her own SALT to a restaurant.

GK,
your posts always get me verklempt!! If memory serves, you posted awhile back about a waiter being mean to one of your kids, yes? Anyway, I can tell by your posts you are a kind, sensitive person, and others' happiness is important to you. I am also the caretaker for my granmother who is 83, doesn't drive and deals with dementia-I can tell you I have also seen the crazy behavior of relatives and I know that many times it is their defense mechanism. Like you, I was hurt/bothered/pissed at first but I have learned to ignore it and just focus on my grandparents and how lucky I am to still have them at 35. Just enjoy being with your Dad and don't stress about things you can't change.

Dec 27, 2009
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What do you make for breakfast on Christmas morning?

Sausage, egg, and cheese casserole-nothing fancy but soooo good!

Dec 25, 2009
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my latest fast-food joint, drive-thru obsession

Jack in the Box bacon potato wedges-EVIL!!!

Oct 24, 2009
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When you fry chicken...

Hi Pei,
I use an electric skillet and I drop the chicken at 350. I usually just brine and shake in seasoned flour(the times I've done buttermilk it seemed to cook a little uneven). I let it rest after the shake for about 20 minutes because the coating sticks better. The chicken does stay pale yellow for a while and the other side gets golden but not burnt at all-I usually turn mine 3 or 4 times and give it between 5-7 minutes each time. Works perfect for me every time.

Aug 30, 2009
Luvfriedokra in Home Cooking

The Blubber Belt?

Thank you Sam, that really means a lot coming from you. And let me just say, I can appreciate a plate of fried pork chops, biscuits, and sweet tea-just not on a regular basis!

The Blubber Belt?

Great thread-very, very interesting. I'm a born and bred Southerner, but have lived on both coasts and abroad. I do agree that the problem is vey complex and I think as many people have stated, knowing what's healthy, how to cook, what to cook with are foreign to many people(across America). For the record, the average Southerner isn't eating biscuits and red-eye gravy, sweet tea, CFSteak, and fried pork chops everyday. I work with people every day who eat giant muffins for breakfast, Chinese for lunch, salads drenched in dressing, cheese and bacon bits-and many of them think they're eating healthy(or healthier). Dinner is often take-out/fast food and most of my co-workers admit they don't know how to cook and don't really have any interest. I honestly don't think they have any idea about portion size and the amount of salt, fat, and sugar in those foods. They also think that it's cheaper than buying food at the grocery store(which it's not).

If any of you caught the series "Honey, We're Killing the Kids" you'll remember many of the kids(and parents) couldn't pick out certain vegetables, drank nothing but sodas and juice and didn't get any type of exercise. I'll also ad that I'm African-American, grew up in the 80's, child of divorce, with very little money. However, my mother did not allow any soda, sugared cereal, chips, candy, cookies, etc in our house and we did not eat fast food. She also cooked from scratch and taught my brother and I how to cook as well. Both of my granfathers had(and one still has) a garden full of tomatoes, greens, squash-you get the picture. We also did not watch a lot of TV, which of course plays a big part in weight gain. So I know first hand that it's diificult, especially nowadays with an even more sedentary lifestyle and extreme advertising, but it can be done!! Ironically, Mom was obese as a child/teen and was determined not to let that happen to us.

I could have easily been part of those statistics so I feel very lucky to have those tools when so many don't.

Is it "Soda" or "Pop" ?

You beat me to it! My grandma used to say "Co-cola"-I always thought it sounded kind of fabulous!

Jul 17, 2009
Luvfriedokra in Not About Food

Do you look at Health Dept. scores?

Yep! I check them all-Chinese, high end, popular local joints-definitely can't judge a book by its cover. Luckily, in NC the inspections online are very detailed and archived. I don't freak out over every infraction but foods held at improper temp, roaches, and things of that nature do scare me. Like Wahooty, I strolled into a favorite spot for takeout and saw a C rating( I think a 72). Promptly strolled out and later checked out the inspection online and it wasn't pretty!

Jul 10, 2009
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What to do when a server hurts your feelings.

I think you did the right thing. It's good that you got if off your chest. I'm the same way, I can let things go but only after I've had my say! The server shouldn't be making ugly remarks at all-I don't care if it's a crying baby, a kid ripping up a napkin, or a table of quintuplets!

I waited tables for many years in my 20's and served amputees, couples who were partially deaf, kids with helmets on, Tourette's-you name it. I treated them all like human beings because that's how I was raised-no explanation needed. I know serving is a hard, stressful job and I remember those days of wanting to pull my hair out. I just think the nasty comments are totally out of line.
I'm so sorry that you and your son had to go through that. Happy 4th!

Jul 03, 2009
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How do I respond to people who didn't attend my party?

CC, if nothing else you at least know who the flakes are and who actually keeps their word. No shows, "I forgot," or I found someting else better to do are a part of life, unfortunately. I have a couple of co-workers who have turned out to be good friends, but like everyone else has stated, it is best to leave work at work. I hope you find some cool, new friends who won't leave you hanging. Where are you, btw? You might check out the Hands On network or Habitat for Humanity. Good luck!

Jun 09, 2009
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How do I respond to people who didn't attend my party?

Hi CC,
I know your feelings are hurt and you are disappointed by the behaviour of you co-workers. I think if someone asks you about the party, you should keep it short-just say you guys had a nice time. Sadly, manners and etiquette have fallen to the side these days and they probably don't even think what they did was rude. You don't want to get into work place drama or foster any hostility there. Kick back, have a drink, and just chalk that one up!!

Jun 08, 2009
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Southern Cookin'

Let the church say Amen!!

Jun 05, 2009
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No slow cooker?

That sounds really good-glad it turned out nice! I would definitely look into a slow cooker(esp. with kids). I use mine quite often and never use cream of anything. Just get yourself a good crock pot cookbook for new ideas and and use minimal liquid(if any). I've never had anything turn out mushy!

Jun 05, 2009
Luvfriedokra in Home Cooking

Southern Cookin'

Laliz, you've eaten all of these and didn't like any of them? I'm also curious to know if you've had "southern food" at someone's home or at a restaurant. There is a lot more to southern food and it's not all fried and covered in gravy, but to each his/her own.

Jun 05, 2009
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Bad Hosts: Invites you and, after you accept, asks you to bring dessert for everyone.

BB, will there be alcohol at this shindig?? Make sure you have a drink because your cousin really sounds like a piece of work! I hope you enjoy yourself and can just get a good laugh out of it.

May 24, 2009
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I'm Ashamed (Addicted to Panda Express)

Ha! I alsol have a thing for Panda Express. There's one on my way home from work and I always dismissed it. I stopped in one evening when I was dead tired and hadn't planned anything for dinner. Now it's my go-to place for food court Chinese-definitely hits the spot!

May 24, 2009
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What's the furthest North you have ever found grits?

Delicious grits in E. Harlem at Friendly Diner! Also in Juneau,Alaska-not as good, but decent.

May 15, 2009
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