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Mi Argentina (Main St., M'town, CT)

New and noteworthy! Stop in to grab some treats when you're in the area. I just did and loved it.

about 15 hours ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

what can i do with a ton of cream cheese icing besides carrot cake and red velvet?

;) That's OK, I'm still here. Try them!

Feb 27, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

Sentimental journey to Branford, Ct on Sunday, 10/12 [lunch, please]

Home's sandwich prices are out of line with reality in my world:
$13 (grilled cheese and tomato soup) [Seriously?!]
$14 (Cranberry-Balsamic Glazed Pulled Pork on foccacia)
$15 (“Ham & Cheese” mortadella, Coleman’s black forest ham, Red Dragon cheese)

But Foe looks like just what the doctor ordered, and I'll happily get us there for takeout instead. Just lookit that crispy pork cutlet sandwich, WHOA! THANK YOU!
http://www.foefoods.com/#!menu/ch8j

Sentimental journey to Branford, Ct on Sunday, 10/12 [lunch, please]

Hey there,
Noting your go-to places, I'd love some to-go lunch options for next Friday. Anything close to Route 1 (near Cedar St. intersection) noteworthy for takeout? Or should we just grab something closer to home for us?

ETA: Home (the restaurant, that is) looks delish, but why are their prices so out of whack with reality? This is their lunch menu, even! Soups are reasonable, but the rest ? ? ?
http://www.homerestaurantct.com/image...

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

Seriously, I could hug you--with both hands--because I'm now on my way to getting hands-free crutches thanks to your suggestion. Direct link here:
http://iwalk-free.com/

It's going to make my three weeks SO MUCH EASIER and leave me much more independent and able to cook, clean, carry things, enjoy my morning tea, etc. You're my hero! Thank you again!

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

So glad you chimed in today, Indy. I go for my pre-op appointment this week, so I can ask about the kneeling scooter. In fact, I might just call the doctor's office today to get the ball rolling. This, particularly, looks like such an easy alternative:
http://www.amazon.com/iWALK-2-0-Hands...

The foil wrapping is a great idea, too.

I think this might be an opportunity to lose a couple of pounds, too, HA HA.

Feb 24, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

Yup. If someone else were here, these three weeks would be worlds easier.

Feb 24, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

All excellent advice--I was wondering if they still made those single serving cereal boxes with the dotted line down the box (so you could use it as a bowl). I haven't seen them since I was a kiddo, but I think they'd be great to have on hand, too.

Feb 24, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

I just checked--my apron does, in fact, have pockets! As does my robe. So either way, I'm fit to go.

If I started freshman year like this (I had a broken ankle then and lived on the fourth floor of a dorm with no elevator), I should be that much better equipped to manage as a grown person. It's been so helpful reading these tips. I still welcome ideas of quick heat 'n eat things I might not ordinarily pick up--along the lines of my Thai Kitchen finds. Thanks again. :)

Feb 21, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

Thanks, everybody! I much appreciate your suggestions and well wishes, too.

Today, I picked up some Thai Kitchen soup bowl things to try. I'm also stocking up on basics so I won't have to worry about those next month.

I now have the week off up till 3/6, so it should give me plenty of time to cook ahead. And it's not as though no one will stop by with things for me--or break me out of here since I won't be able to drive.

I will DEFINITELY find a stool SOON, barbaract. :) Thank you so much!

Feb 21, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

I haven't been on crutches since my first week of college and didn't have to worry about cooking for myself then.

Can you think of easy things to have on hand to heat and eat? I tend to cook from scratch, but don't plan on going through the usual drill for the three weeks I'll be crutchin' around post 3/6. I may make and freeze some things beforehand, but I'm really looking for quick 'n even dirty (yet delicious) things to keep me fed without too much trouble.

Feb 21, 2015
kattyeyes in General Topics

Russian or European Market

Yes, that's correct! And NY-NY serves cevapi. More info here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7315...

http://www.nybrickovenpizza.com/

Options in Little Poland in New Britain, too. Learn about it musically:
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=...

My Aplogies, but I Need to Vent About America's Test Kitchen

No, but as much as I enjoy reading the magazine, I'd really recommend you consider giving something else (any other subscription) that's less a hassle. I've had other gift subscriptions that weren't always soliciting me by phone or otherwise after me. I received Cook's Country as a gift and it soured me on their whole enterprise and business model as they play shady.

Feb 01, 2015
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Anyone else over Guy Fierri?

I know! Tho' I have a soft spot for that Camaro SS. ;)

I get that this is the Internet and this is what people do--but he's someone's DAD, someone's BROTHER. He really seems to have a good heart. And, to me, good ideas. If he's not for you, just change the channel.

For the record, I do the same with local news. Life is too short to focus on what you dislike. Find what you DO like, focus there and forget the rest.

Anyone else over Guy Fierri?

With you--the man has talent and he comes through as genuine. I find him charming, too.

I've seen him pour drinks with Sammy Hagar--three cheers for the generous pour! A man after my own heart! And I've played with some of his recipe ideas in my own kitchen.

It warms my heart that he's a family man, with his dogs strolling through his outdoor space (hey, Cowboy) and his boys cooking along with him from time to time.

Who wouldn't want a setup as he has in his Big Backyard? From what I've read about him as a person, in terms of how he rolls (yup) with his family, I'd love to be a guest at their dinner table. If others don't feel the same, hey, more room for me and mine, right?

Remember, there's only one way to rock!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcsFp...

Lemon thief

That's why they wear masks, you know. ;)

Your story brought to mind a farmer I met this summer who told me the bottoms of his crop of San Marzanos were ruined by turkeys! I guess the tomatoes looked OK at the top, but had been pecked from underneath.

Jan 25, 2015
kattyeyes in Gardening

Enjoyable segment on Ina Garten (CBS Sunday Morning, 1/25/2015)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ina-garte...

Some favorite quotable moments:

(re her husband) "Really sweet, kind, funny, smart, supportive--just everything you could ever dream of." Lucky you, Ina!

"Isn't it an icing delivery system, the coconut cupcake?"

"One of the great gifts that you can give people is to cook for them."

Very Very Martha

I LOVE this idea!

"1-2-3, whip up the eggs!
1-2-3, look at the cake!
1-2-3, baking is fun!
1-2-3, count all my words ...
Pretty-pretty-pretty-pretty-pretty-pretty! 1-2-3, count!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKeG2...

Jan 24, 2015
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Very Very Martha

Drowning.
In a sea of tablescapes.
Where no one.
Would love to drown.

Bolognese sauce

Well, you inspired me. Plus, I'm out of the nice, fresh pasta I had bought. So, thank you for today's lunch: the Bolognese bowl! Bolognese over Texmati brown and red rice with barley & rye.

Jan 20, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking
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Bolognese sauce

Oh no! HEE HEE!

Jan 19, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

Real Gyros in FailfieldCounty, CT?

Try this old thread.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/607406

Looks like Eos in Stamford meets your criteria (I've never been, but it sounds good to me).
http://www.eosgreekcuisine.com/

If you're up for a ride to Newington, Cavos makes an excellent gyro:
http://cavostavern.com/index.php

Other than that, hold out for spring and hit one of the Greek festivals. I'm partial to the one in Waterbury.

Macaroni and cheese - Patti LaBelle vs Martha Stewart

I want to try this. Yes, old thread, back to life with someone else's inquiry from a different thread to point us here. Know what's nice about that? The info is still valuable and if you haven't seen it before, it's new to you. Grazie! :)

Jan 19, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking
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Bolognese sauce

So, have you made it yet? I didn't grow up with Bolognese, so I learned how by combining what I liked best from three recipes. It's one of my tastiest kitchen accomplishments. :)
https://kattyskitchen.wordpress.com/2...

Jan 18, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

Aggie Be's-New Swedish/Polish eatery in Milford

OOOH, thinner dough is the way to go! Appreciate your report.

Aggie Be's-New Swedish/Polish eatery in Milford

Sounds great! Any idea if lunch is crazy busy, too? I'd love to swing in, but will be on a tight schedule if I go on a weekday. Looks kinda tiny from the pics on their FB page.

Looking for great scacciata like D&S or Marino's used to make in Middletown, CT?

Good news for me--after years of searching for something that didn't exist anymore (GREAT SCACCIATA), last year, I figured out how to make it myself. Anything is easy to pull off if you want it badly enough to make it happen. And I did.

As to Marco's Deli, I grew up here and have lived here most of my life. I never went to Marco's Deli, but I see that it's now closed.

Party sides and nibbles--hot and bored!

I recently used my "spare fridge" to store egg nog in CT. :)
https://www.facebook.com/KattysKitche...

Jan 10, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

Party sides and nibbles--hot and bored!

Since you have a lemon lover at the party and are looking for a new cookie, how about lemon ricotta cookies? They can be regular lemon or Meyer lemon. Very light little puffs and easy to make.
https://kattyskitchen.wordpress.com/2...

Jan 09, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking
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Sushi in CT--let's talk about our favorite places

Me talking to me again: Ginza of Wethersfield, I think I love you best. Well, you and Feng in Hartford--you're family, of course.

If you like different sushi, ask for the Kiss of Fire roll: tempura shrimp, cream cheese, sauteed onions and avo inside, white tuna and slices of jalapeno on top. It's not on the menu, but they'll make it if you ask. And I will ask again!