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Breakfast Idea

Standard muffin tin is too small. When I want a mcmuffin, I use a glass or ceramic dish near muffin diameter, stir a bit, nuke for about a minute. That could work using your sautéed veg mixed with a well-scrambled egg. If you wanted to have them often, you could cook more veg and have the leftovers in the frig for a very quick healthy meal.

1 day ago
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's Breakfast Burritos

I'm kinda mystified by the love for the originals. The only thing remarkable about them would seem to be the convenience. As I pointed out before, they're easy enough to make. On a related tangent, I recently sampled organic frozen hash browns at Costco, and immediately bought some, box of six bags. They're already seasoned and delicious. My DD gave them high praise, said she'd eat them without ketchup. :)

Feb 27, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Newburg Sauce

Nope, not the classic recipe at all. I don't do seafood with cheese generally, can think of maybe two exceptions.

Feb 23, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

I think I must finally Nay the Pajeon. They're just too oily, although the flavor is good. I tried baking longer to get them crispy, but then they were like a crispy sponge, lol.

Feb 19, 2015
Jimisi in Chains
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Help doctoring "crab casserole" leftovers

I have a recipe for something called crab corners, basically your dip with added sautéed chopped green onion and pimiento for color. Toast English muffin halves, top moderately with the mix and broil til hot. You can also top and then score them in quarters and freeze in a bag to break up and broil when you want. Great snacks or appetizers.

Frozen Dinners aka TV Dinners: Why are they so Popular?

Wow, that's awesome.

Feb 17, 2015
Jimisi in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

That sounds good, going on the list!

Feb 16, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Yes, they are good, but pretty greasy!

Feb 09, 2015
Jimisi in Chains
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Need Ideas for My Menu for Two

I'm not the op, but thank you for Kafka's recipe, it sounds like we'd love it.

Feb 09, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

ISO, Boneless Pork Loin Recipes

Chile verde or posole.

Just saw this elsewhere; "a quick brown and twenty minutes in the oven with apple compote", sounds interesting.

Feb 09, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

What to do with huge bag of frozen tiny shrimp?

Mexican shrimp cocktail with avocado, white onion, and lime instead of lemon.

My grandma used to make egg and shrimp salad for sandwiches.

Delicious heavenly light braised meat ball dumplings

I searched for Stellino + meatballs and what I found were pretty standard recipes. Curious how you came up with the extra filler/dumpling concept.

Anyhow, these were not a great success for me. I used chicken italian sausage, and I think the food processor overworked it because mine weren't fluffy, but rather dense. I may try again using beef with seasonings and hand mixing. Good sauce. Thanks again.

Feb 06, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

I Yayed them before, DD likes beets cuz they taste like dirt, lol. I think the texture is nice, not too soft. The other day my store had them chopped in a salad with good lettuce, sunflower seeds, and their new BC dressing, which is of course not as good as homemade, but not bad.

Feb 05, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Delicious heavenly light braised meat ball dumplings

Thanks for the ideas, they sound good. I happen to have ingredients, will try and report.

Feb 04, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

On the pork subject, try the carnitas in the refrigerated meats area. They're flavorful and tender, really don't need seasoning, but you could add some. I just like them for tacos with cilantro, onion, and lime.

Feb 03, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Got some to add to breakfast hash, just meh for me. I'll use it, but not repurchase, kinda pricey for me too.

Feb 03, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Have loved these for years.

Feb 03, 2015
Jimisi in Chains
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homemade hollandaise? ?

You probably need more lemon, I use about 1 T to 12 ounces sauce.

Feb 03, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Chardonnay in corn chowder?

Agreed.

Jan 30, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

HELP! Is this safe ?

I know what you mean about the jarred stuff. I recently tried frozen garlic cubes from Trader Joes and can recommend it, quite fresh tasting. There may be other good products that I'm not aware of. I'd do a little searching for tips before trying to freeze it. Or just get a garlic press or mini-chopper. Good luck, the dressing sounds yummy, I may have to try that combo.

Jan 30, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking
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HELP! Is this safe ?

I wouldn't store it that long, quality would suffer at least, and it sounds unsafe. 2-3 days maybe. I can't imagine what the objective is here. Garlic paste or frozen is easily come by or quickly mashed by knife.

Jan 30, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Need help with edible conference favor

That sounds good!

Jan 30, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking
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Super Bowl snacks for hospital

All great ideas, one more is wet wipes for cleanup of fingers and such.

Jan 29, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking
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Super Bowl snacks for hospital

Try some canned chipotle pepper/sauce, also quite a nice combo.

Jan 29, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015 [Old]

Colcannon sounds great, and hash too. Thanks for the tip!

Jan 29, 2015
Jimisi in Chains

Not tonight - I have a haddock

Thank you!

Jan 24, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Not tonight - I have a haddock

Could you elaborate on the seasoning? I'm searching for clues to a long ago dish from an Italian restaurant that served haddock breaded with a sort of garlicky vinaigrette over it.

Jan 24, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Not tonight - I have a haddock

Yes! The best with beer batter. Another good idea would be a tomatoey cioppino-type preparation. Maybe a Thai curry?

Jan 24, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015 [Old]

Thanks for all the tips, everyone. I'm keeping a running shopping list of Yays to try. I ran into a couple of mehs for me, so I just take them off and add new ones. Off the top of my head, a big Yay was the beets in vinaigrette. Thanks to whoever recommended them.

Favorite Frittata for a Group?

Whatever veggies you choose, goat cheese will probably work well with. Chives for sure and garnish with chive flowers, maybe.

Jan 19, 2015
Jimisi in Home Cooking