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New England Road Trip

Enthusiastically second Matunuck Oyster Bar! Finally got there two weeks ago and loved every bite! Top shelf cocktails, gorgeous setting, everything we ate was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Valet parking made it easy to get in and out. It's not just a meal, it's an experience:
https://www.facebook.com/KattysKitche...

Chimirri’s Italian Pastry Shoppe (Wethersfield, CT)

Their Hartford cream pie (I never tasted it, only read of it) inspired one of my girlfriends and me to try to make it. :) You're reminding me I need to make a lunch plan to get there in the near future. I miss that pizza!

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

He also uses F as a middle initial in certain social circles. ;)

Aug 24, 2015
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Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

OK, I already know Jiminy Cricket and the exclamation "Jiminy Christmas!" What I was wondering if anyone else ever heard was "Gee-nose Nettie's!" I get that it's clearly a substitute for JC, but wondered where it came from. He never said it in anger. More like, "Hot damn! That nurse sure was pretty!"

Aug 24, 2015
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Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

Are you familiar with a similar expression, phonetically, "Gee-nose Nettie's!" My "adopted" grandfather used to say it similarly to "Jiminy Christmas." No idea where his expression came from, though we all knew what it meant in context.

Aug 24, 2015
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Yes, AC/DC!

Aug 23, 2015
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HA! The rhyme is new on me, the concept is not, being both Yankee AND Italian! ;)

Aug 22, 2015
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Yes, and it ran through my Yankee brain the other day as I was doing my best to eat a meal I didn't really like.

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Lemon-squeezy!

Aug 21, 2015
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non-stick pan: all clad others?

A few months back, I replaced my Scanpan with a Swiss Diamond pan. Couldn't be more pleased. Love it!
https://www.swissdiamond.com/products...

Aug 20, 2015
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Sweet interview with Connecticut's Jacques Pepin

So glad you shared--very sweet, indeed.

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

I'm sure we all remember!

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It's surprising people didn't call DCF on most of our family members. ;)

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

How about falling "ass over teakettle"--we have lots of ass-centric expressions in my family. Is it an Italian thinG? I can only guess. ;)

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

I love stories, but am guessing you meant to respond upthread to FriedClamFanatic re Woodstock? :)

Aug 19, 2015
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Didn't you always want to ship the food you didn't want wherever the starving people were?! Worst of all was sitting at the dinner table trying to choke down whatever I didn't like or going to bed. I told my mom last night I had actually written in my diary once, "Dear Diary, I'm writing to you by flashlight because I didn't finish my chicken." HA HA HA!

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

And "I'll give you something to cry about!!!"

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

But the night belongs to us pussycats! >>^..^<<

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Or "Let's blow this clambake!"
(same reason) ;)

Aug 19, 2015
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We said, "Act your age, not your shoe size." So did Prince.

Aug 19, 2015
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Friendly’s Peanut Butter Sauce

Yes, in the fridge.

Aug 19, 2015
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Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

Not to be confused with Hong Kong Phooey (#1 superguy!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va_Rm...

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

I remember my friend's grandmother saying she had a bone to pick with me when my age was a single digit. I knew it wasn't good, but had no idea what it really meant at the time, either. :)

Aug 18, 2015
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AH HA HA HA HA!!!! Funky towel!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw_zU...

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I know, what's long distance anymore? :)

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

Well, in my family it's a goof because "sleep fast" is said when it's late and there's not time to get a full night's sleep. :) As if "sleeping fast" will somehow make up for lost time.

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HA, 7! Same for "The line is busy." :)

Aug 18, 2015
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HA HA HA!!! I wonder if that was the rest of "Go pound sand," but sanitized for young ears. :)

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Mint!

Aug 18, 2015
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"Jinx--you owe me a Coke!" in my neck of the woods. :)

My mom would tell me to "Go pound sand!" But I heard it as "Go pound Sam!" I wasn't sure who Sam was or why I should pound him.

A goofy thing we said in my family: "Sleep fast!" Useful to interject especially when it's late.

From my grandfather: I heard as (phonetically) "Vatte, vatte due!" What does that mean, Poppy? "Keep your nose clean." There's a more colorful version in Italian, but that's not how he said it.