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Tounge in groove closure used in plastic food bags S@C*K$

OT-> pop beads are great for middle school guys who need a small hands on no brain task in order to listen.

about 2 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics
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Responsibility

Oh, I'm sure we tacitly signed away rights to sue when we joined.
And have you EVER seen a vaguely controversial post where at least One person didn't say "noooooo, that'll kill you!!!"

about 2 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Responsibility

Just to postulate:
1) they've worn out their welcome on other sites
2) people on other sites don't listen, they instead tell their own stories
3) some people with some medical conditions have more computer time
4) feeling bad can make you want to both vent and seek sympathy
5) an ongoing health crisis makes you an expert on yourself and you can forget that your priorities aren't weighted the same as others'

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Kris now in DC/NoVA

about 2 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Second entree idea needed

Since you were already planning to broil there, how about oven broiled bulgogi?

about 3 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking

Locked discussion?

Occasionally small discussions seem to be locked in the first hour or two because there is already one a few minutes older.
The French Discount Veg one comes to mind.

about 16 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Good and cheap with no fridge.

I supposed that'd be stretched to "Blessed" church fellowships, as somehow a Magic Congregation wouldn't sound right, even from Sam.

about 16 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics
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Gateway Foods(dishes) to introduce foreign / ethnic flavours

Sadly, I think it's simply the word "curry" that pushes the hesitant away…

about 16 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics

Good and cheap with no fridge.

You mean sitting around outside for several hours in a huge pot at a church social in SC in 100° July?
Probably the way I've had it most often : ).
It starts basically boiling, and the pot is so big, and it is so tasty…
But any leftovers are good room temp with a little more black pepper.

But I'm not your health professional; YMMV

about 16 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics

Good and cheap with no fridge.

Chicken bog/ pilau/ perlo
Essentially, boiled chicken in rice with sliced sausage (in casings), not a soup but very…wet (hence "boggy.")
Lots of regional variations.

ETA: or, yummy!!

Kris now in DC/NoVA

about 16 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics

Good and cheap with no fridge.

Our local camps have people with lots of dental issues, so:
Boiled eggs
Chicken bog (can be given Very Hot in coffee cups)
Softer protein bars

Small cans of:
Beans n franks
Chicken/ chicken of the sea
Vienna's
Taco Bell packettes of hot sauce

Nothing "fancy."
Nothing that's a "treat" for our guys unless it's with something substantial.

Frozen water bottles.

ETA: I nearly forgot: Fried Chicken.

Kris now in DC/NoVA

about 17 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics
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Gateway Foods(dishes) to introduce foreign / ethnic flavours

Indian -> butter chicken

Described as? Maybe "like chicken in red enchilada sauce" or "like chicken in really good Italian sauce"

about 17 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics

Gateway Foods(dishes) to introduce foreign / ethnic flavours

If you were introducing a foreign/ ethnic cuisine to a possibly intimidated novice, where would you begin?
How would you describe it?
(As usual, I'll offer the first suggestion)

about 17 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

Is he still doing Post-It's only tweeting?

about 19 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

I almost, alllllmost, got out Excel to chart how much air time Sara was given.
Instead I just made little tic marks for each speaker. She was, at the end, close to 3:1.

about 20 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

She's available on my PBS channel.

about 20 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Food Media & News

"Back" button, still not working right.

I get this, inconsistently.

about 20 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Responsibility

Oh. Yes. I see.

It's tough when someone believes some combination is fine (I have an iron stomach) whilst someone else had an allergic reaction and was hospitalized (I'm also allergic to aloe).
However, for the most part the back-and-forth is the beauty of CH, with the exception of those who (using my example) would tell EVERYONE that consuming aloe will put them in ICU.

about 22 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

COLD FRESH SUMMER FRUIT salads/ sides/ cold desserts

about 22 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

SALSAs.

about 22 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

CORN.
Cold Whole-kernel side dishes, casseroles, on-the-cobb preps.

about 22 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking

Turning pimento cheese into pimento mac and cheese?

I'd make thick sandwiches and freeze them.
Hot pimiento cheese, except on a grilled dog, doesn't appeal to me.

OTish: 2C of home made pimiento cheese would barely last day in my house, and we are just K and TeenHound.

about 22 hours ago
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking
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Is this tacky?

This is a(nother) situation where the question is:

Is it about the food or the company?

If it's somewhere on the 40-60/60-40 range for you, then look at increasing the homemade food a little; think about the crockpot or sheet-pan-suppers to reduce stress.

If it's way more about the company, ask people to bring stuff, or do snacks and have board games, console games, cards, karaoke => change the focus from food to fellowship.

If it's waaaaay more about the food, then "plan harder" to stretch out the time [soup days before that only needs reheating, sides that can be in the oven at the same time as the main] and simplify your menu so you can produce what you want to serve.

Pick the option that reads as the lowest stress/ most fun for you.

1 day ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics
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Responsibility

Other Than Food Safety,
can you give a generic example, Candy?

1 day ago
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Canning/Pickling/Preserving/Smoking

Yes!
When I fist started seriously reading CH, after it stopped looking like a BBS, all these people were talking about WFD and COTM and I. Could. Never. Find. Them.
They are discussed in the same syntactical style as a Board.

1 day ago
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Meat Supplier issues in China for McDonalds and YUM Foods.

1 day ago
Kris in Beijing in Food Media & News

What to do with leftover fruit salsa?

Freeze it.

2 days ago
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

That was 02/2010.
What was the resolution of the case?

2 days ago
Kris in Beijing in Food Media & News

Info on how to fold wuntuns, Cantonese/Hong Kong Style

TO ME, these look like "sloppy" wontons, like making an imprecise beggar's purse, although I HAVE had them before.
Is This the page where you got the image?
It doesn't have true directions about "folding" the dumpling, but you might want to look through it if it's not
http://friedwontons4u.com/

2 days ago
Kris in Beijing in General Topics

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Somewhere, that I cannot find now, I picked up the idea that there was a new District Manager who was generally reviewing his/her stores, and thus the broken policy became apparent.

Jul 20, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Food Media & News

Ideas for dessert in a mug??

Could they handle a stove-top water bath or steaming?
That would multiply your choices.

Jul 20, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking