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Grocery Store Roasted Chicken - Who has the best?

Kaleokahu, if you go to Anacortes The Market has very good though small rotisserie chicken and very very good fried chicken. I never thought ezells was that good but this is better. And from a grocery store.

I buy costco rotisserie chicken, it's a deal and the bones make a surprisingly gelatinous broth. But the meat texture is a little rubbery and home poached chicken is superior.

Has anyone ever tried the Asian flavored chickens at uwajimayas?

1 day ago
divadmas in Greater Seattle

Plan a month's menu on SNAP benefits.

Not sure about snap but other programs like Medicaid often have the option to get reimbursed from your estate, if any. Again rules are by state.

Mar 24, 2015
divadmas in General Topics

Plan a month's menu on SNAP benefits.

Asset rules are by state. Most states have rules more generous than those mentioned above.

Mar 24, 2015
divadmas in General Topics

SEA: your top 10 in the ID serving any type of Asian food (except dim sum)

I like uwajimayas but their deli is a weak spot, so is their steam table food though I will eat there.
The packaged sushi is decent especially compared to the extremely poor sushi at costco and trader Joe's, those are the worst. Muruta shoten has the best. I think you can get three packs for half price after five. I avoid the outside Chinese food section.
http://www.marutashoten.com/index.html

Mar 22, 2015
divadmas in Greater Seattle

Rice & Beans in Burritos in the US vs. Mexico - Why?

Origin of first mission burrito. From migrant work camps.
http://sfist.com/2015/01/14/video_mak...

Mar 21, 2015
divadmas in General Topics

Rice & Beans in Burritos in the US vs. Mexico - Why?

In the 70s grand junction Colorado had no 7/11s, only circle k. They had what looked like home made foil wrapped burritos. Not particularly huge but very good.
In Seattle you can get a baby sized burrito.
http://www.gorditosmexicanfood.com/ab...

Mar 21, 2015
divadmas in General Topics

Blackberry Peach Crisp - Too Many Seeds!

I took my mom some blackberries, imported because of this time of year. Excellent, huge berries, not one seed. My brother mentioned he had frozen wild blackberries from up near bow and mt. Baker but they were extremely seedy.

Feb 13, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Scrambled eggs add-ins

I just made a good egg fu young with surimi. But hardly anyone carries sprouts anymore. They say it is a safety issue but I don't imagine it a moneymaker because of the limited demand and short shelf life. Wish I could get some without driving over an hour though.

Feb 08, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Stretching Maple Syrup

I just had some Apple cider syrup on waffles and it was very very good, allrecipes I think. Not maple syrup though.

Feb 08, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Am I the only one who finds Al Clad difficult to clean?

I made some stove top naan at fairly high heat (8 out of 10) with oil and a little butter. Nana came out great with nice char but now pan has burned on black bits and burned on oil. Very difficult to get off, I'm thinking of using oven cleaner. I have made several cleaning efforts using boiling with vinegar, baking soda, comet, soaking with ammonia, SOS pad.

Feb 01, 2015
divadmas in Cookware

Your disappointing purchases from Costco

I prefer the organic Kirkland tortilla chips. They are thinner and lighter.

Feb 01, 2015
divadmas in Chains

online cooking classes?

Jan 31, 2015
divadmas in Food Media & News

Growing to hate Sonic. (Tipping, etc.)

It is federal law. And of course no one would break that.
Some states require full minimum wage for even tipped employees. However other states allow the federally allowed cash wages of as little as $2-3 per hour with tips to make up the difference.
http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm

Jan 04, 2015
divadmas in Chains

Favorite easy, healthy, seafood dished

Poke.

Jan 02, 2015
divadmas in Home Cooking

Growing to hate Sonic. (Tipping, etc.)

Tipped workers can get that little though if tips don't bring amount up to minimum wage employers are supposed to pay more. This rule varies by state. However my understanding is many employers do not keep records and employees are afraid to complain and ask for the difference. You would think a big employer like sonic would be careful about labor laws but many big companies still break the law.

Jan 02, 2015
divadmas in Chains

Where can you buy canned hominy in near north side Chicago?

Amazon has it but very expensive. Sometimes ethnic foods are hard to find. In NYC mid 70s I tried to find tortillas, stores had no idea what I was talking about.

Dec 28, 2014
divadmas in Chicago Area

Raw Milk

the yield on ricotta is not that great, maybe 25 ounces from a gallon of milk. also you heat it so it kind of defeats the purpose of raw milk?

Dec 28, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Old dog.....new trick?

But what about Montreal steak seasoning?

Dec 28, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Eating moldy foods?

Some people are more sensitive or allergic. My niece has been to the er a couple times because of non visible mold that affected no one else. She is now very careful of what she eats.

Dec 28, 2014
divadmas in General Topics

V and V what's for dinner, autumnal edition

I made an easy salt and vinegar pickled refrigerator Chicago giardinera. My last bottle is almost gone, next batch I need to cut things smaller, thick slices of jalapeno made for bursts of heat but good. Cauliflower is not my favorite but like this is wonderful.

Dec 27, 2014
divadmas in Vegetarian & Vegan

Growing to hate Sonic. (Tipping, etc.)

I've worked harder jobs than described and not gotten tips. However I was surprisd that in some states employers can pay tipped employees as little as $2-3 per hour. I am not fond of tipped entitlement but that is ridiculous.
Catholics deliver the food and provide slight entertainment. They deserve a minimal tip. (My auto correct converted carhop to Catholics but I decided to leave it.)

Dec 27, 2014
divadmas in Chains

What to make with fideos?

I like that idea. Also add a lot of parsley, some pepper flakes and some of the pasta water. Maybe some clams. And peas.
For some reason Mexicans cook pasta with much less water. Do you know why? Are you thinking something soupy?

Dec 26, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Price of eggs

I heard there was a chicken disease down in Mexico so many US eggs are now exported there leaving a smaller supply here and higher prices.

Dec 26, 2014
divadmas in General Topics

Tea without Sugar?

I have taken to drinking water with lemon. I like it though I let my little nephew have some once and he still looks at me suspiciously when I offer him a drink.

Dec 26, 2014
divadmas in Not About Food

Cuba!! Where and what to eat! Finally to be legal!

Time to read some Martin cruz Smith.

online cooking classes?

free craftsy pizza class by peter rheinhard
http://www.craftsy.com/class/perfect-...
i think there are other free classes, or at least offered periodically.

Cake problems

My sister has a great maple chiffon cake but I can't make it, using just eggs for leavening requires a certain finesse. Collapsing after pulling from oven sounds like underbaking. Did it seem undercooked when you cut into it? No cream of tarter?

Dec 21, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

HELP! Major snafu with glazed terra cotta pot.

Since no drain hole be carefully not to overwater.

Dec 21, 2014
divadmas in Cookware

Separate Veggies in Roast Pan

You can't get that many veggies in a roast pan, and they will shrink. Maybe an additional baking sheet on lower rack? And what kids don't see won't hurt them. Not like they're allergic.
Frozen peas and carrots or corn are easy and good.

Dec 21, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking

Pear desserts

It seems like pears all turn ripe at the same time and you have to use them up in a hurry. Thou h and d fruit is really good and I like to eat them fresh. Something easy is a pear oven pancake. I like it when you need to use ripe pears right now. Feel the stem end, that gets soft first.

Dec 21, 2014
divadmas in Home Cooking