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Taking Work turkey home safely. Is it ok?????

why not freeze it??

Nov 29, 2013
annfaulkner in General Topics

Taking Work turkey home safely. Is it ok?????

Caterers set it up hot in one of those large electric roasters at noon. it was set to 300 degrees and the meat was sliced and sat in gravy.. I worked 6pm to midnight. 11pm I noticed one tray was empty, but one was full. wrapped it up in foil and put it in the fridge. I quickly brought it home and chilled tI overnight. it was sitting in hot gravy when I wrapped it..

Nov 28, 2013
annfaulkner in General Topics
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Freezing meals for one.

GREAT Answers!! I agree and think the chicken would be OK, but the potatoes yukky!!! I will always cook..... THX!!

Nov 03, 2013
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

The side-car thread to the absolute worst cookbook you own -- What is your most obscure, weird or oddball cookbook.

Complete coffee pot coking....Yes, it exists. It also does have much better options than the chow video series.......

Nov 03, 2013
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Freezing meals for one.

As a recent widow who still loves to cook, I solved my dilemma by freezing meals in small containers. I take dinner out in the am, and nuke a single serving meatoaf, mac & cheese, chili, stew, or whatever. I am interested in your opinion on this Alton Brown recipe-http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

Smoked Paprika Chicken Thighs with Potato and Onion. Looks Awesome. Can I cook it, then freeze some onion/potatoes and chicken in a Ziploc? Would be OK or mushy???? thx...Ann

Nov 03, 2013
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Over Frozen Meatballs

THANKS!! Made me feel better!

Oct 07, 2013
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Over Frozen Meatballs

I love freezer cooking on Sundays! I made a HUGE batch of fully cooked meatballs and put them in the freezer to get ready to bag. Well, I usually pull them out after an hour, but forgot. 20 hours later, I remembered. Should I bag or pitch them? Did freezer burn kill them?? Ann

Oct 07, 2013
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Chow Supertaster cancelled

Horrible. Just horrible. Every time I enjoy ANYTHING, its gone. Oh, and Yes, I still have my ORIGINAL CHOW magazines..........All five from 2005 or whatever....Bad move..

Aug 22, 2013
annfaulkner in Food Media & News
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A Better Onion Soup Dip, Without Going All Fancy

Ironic-I am sitting here having Tipsy Baker's Jenifer Reese's from scratch onion dip with pretzels for breakfast-DON'T JUDGE ME-and its amazing

Apr 07, 2013
annfaulkner in Features

Candy Canes from Christmas 2011

Thanks...I was planning on making plain old chocolate cake this weekend, and I was thinking I could add them crushed to the top icing as a design....What do you think???

Mar 24, 2013
annfaulkner in General Topics

Candy Canes from Christmas 2011

Must have over 100 of the small two inch type. I read on a blog you can crush them and sprinkle them on cookies or whatever.
Should I just pitch 'em??? Ann

Mar 24, 2013
annfaulkner in General Topics

What do I do with crappy homemade wine given as a gift...

SOLUTION-my DH's friend took it, he drank half of it last night and got hammered....

Feb 27, 2013
annfaulkner in Wine

What do I do with crappy homemade wine given as a gift...

Like I said, how would YOU take the news-" I appreciate the dish you left me when I was sick. So thoughtful. I was unable to enjoy it since I am on a sodium restricted diet and both cream of mushroom soup and canned tuna are very high in Sodium...Perhaps the single mom in 1719 would like it....." I cringe. I hate to be dishonest, but.....I don't want to hurt your feelings.

Feb 24, 2013
annfaulkner in Wine

What do I do with crappy homemade wine given as a gift...

I am hesitate to cook with it...or marinate with it.....Since I won't drink it..I appreciate the gift, and the thought is wonderful.
Think about it this way-what would YOU do if a friend make a batch of strawberry jam and it was awful.
Ask if any others had imput? Tell them the flavor was off? Be honest.
Would YOU like to know?
Maybe it wasn't just us. Was it a bad batch?!? Ann

Feb 24, 2013
annfaulkner in Wine

What do I do with crappy homemade wine given as a gift...

Local man and customer of ours makes some type of wine-I think mullberry or some fruit...He has one of those pro style cork things so its pretty serious. I guess he gives them out every year to lucky friends and we got one last year. It was horrible. We each had a sip and dumped the rest out....
To my shock, we received another bottle last Christmas.
Can I regift it to a friend who likes wine or should I dump it out.....Ann
PS I will send it to anyone here who wants it...

Feb 24, 2013
annfaulkner in Wine

What do I do with 100 grapefruits?

Here's my Grapefriut Cake recipe. Been making it for decades...from southern Living Magazine.
1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour. 3/4 c sugar. 1 1/2 tsp b powder. 1/2 tsp salt. 3 eggs, seperated. 3 tbsp grapefruit juice. 1/2 tsp zest. 1/4 tsp cream of tarter. 1/4 c vegetable oil. 1/4 c water
Seperate eggs. Beat whites until dry. Sift together flour, bp, salt. Set aside.Mix yolks, sugar, juice, zest, tarter, water, and oil. Add dry and to well mixed wet just until combined. Fold in whites. 350 2 9 inch pans until done (I forget) Also, If you want, add a few drops of yellow foodr coloring to make it POP)
Icing-2 8 ounce cream cheese packages, softened. 1 tsp lemon juice. 1 tsp lemon zest. 1 c xxx sugar, sifted. yellow food coloring.

Also, I lived in Florida until we retired to Southern Illinois 4 years ago (don't ASk) and I would make a triple batch of marmalade/freeze curd/double this cake recipe and freeze/freeze juice.

Jan 30, 2013
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Warranty Experience With Cuisinart, Calphalon or All-Clad

I recently had to return my 5.5 quart Le Ceueset for warranty. Some tips.
the phone number works best early, otherwise you sit in hold forever.....I put my cel on speaker and went about my day. Don't leave a message. They didn't call back..
I saw the same reviews.....patience is needed....Also, I had a limited selection of colors-Dune, dijon, Cherry-which was fine with me. I really loved the Cobalt, but the dune is brilliant. I had no receipt. I bought mine 6 years ago at the outlet in Orlando and honestly use it 3 times a week. Maybe more...
I had made a roast and soaked the pot in a basic dish soap warm water solution. I was livid to see a golfball sized piece of coating come off.....
I would say I was pleased with the way they handled it.....

Jan 22, 2013
annfaulkner in Cookware

Making soup in a Ball enamel waterbath canner.

I bought the kit like all the beginners do. I need a huge pot for soup today and my 5 1/2 quart Le Creuset is on vacation (long story). Can I use the flimsy enamel coated 21 quart stockpot for canning??

If not, then just a puny 4 quart saucepan worth of soup on a snowy weekend sucks....Ann

Dec 29, 2012
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Cookbook purge!

I was forced to PURGE 6 years ago for a cross country move. Down to 200 ESSENTIALS. I went through the rejects, cooked anything I wanted, put the recipe on a DB, then donated it or sold it on Ebay. Now I am up to 450, sooooo I am thinking we need to all address the adictive aspect of this "hobby".

Dec 26, 2012
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Frozen hot dog buns for stuffing/bread pudding?

Can you recommend a recipe for stuffing? Just leave on counter to defrost/dry out a bit and go from there? The blandness gets me. That's why bread pudding was a question.
I figured hot dogs in winter would be weird-stuffing/ bread pudding is "in season" now....LMAO.

Dec 25, 2012
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Frozen hot dog buns for stuffing/bread pudding?

Found three packs in the freezer from summer. Any ideas besides make bread crumbs??

Dec 24, 2012
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

I've made these for years from the joy the baker site. Doubled recipe makes 45 cookies that rarely last longer than 48 hours. Never had enough for gifts or Santa. Amazing...

Dec 20, 2012
annfaulkner in Recipes

What's the Deal with Mezzalunas?

I wanted one when I first saw Nigella use one. Hubby bought me one. Hated it....

Dec 14, 2012
annfaulkner in Features

GIMME BACK MY PLASTIC CONTAINERS!!!!!

No....LMAO....

Dec 09, 2012
annfaulkner in Not About Food

GIMME BACK MY PLASTIC CONTAINERS!!!!!

I know..I messed up. Thanks...

Dec 09, 2012
annfaulkner in Not About Food

GIMME BACK MY PLASTIC CONTAINERS!!!!!

We invited some friends and neighbors over for Thanksgiving and one family hasn't returned my plastic bundt carryer and lidded pie case. I need both this week. They are very busy-3 kids, both work and I rarely see them. Can I leave a note?? I am afraid I'll seem pushy.
There is a backstory-many years ago in another neighborhood, I gave a dish of something (I forget what) to a neighbor and it was never returned. I knocked on the door to ask about the bowl a month later (It fit in my steamer and I used it to cook rice) and the husband didn't know anything about it, but I looked down at the coffee table and they were using it as an ashtray.

Any advice....Ann

Dec 09, 2012
annfaulkner in Not About Food

Let's talk about pies. Vintage pies, that is.

GREAT cookbook.

Dec 03, 2012
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Vitamix Recipes & Tips

Nope. Vitamix 3600 and 4000 whole food cookbook. 78 pages.
Like this-http://www.ebay.com/itm/VITA-MIX-3600...

Dec 01, 2012
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Vitamix Recipes & Tips

I ordered a manual/cookbook from the company years ago, forgot the price. I've given away tons of copies over the last 15 years....ITs from an older machine, but still works great on breat, smoothies, everything.

Dec 01, 2012
annfaulkner in Home Cooking

Saddest Cooking Show Ever?

This reminds me of my mother's famous gravy recipe-
1-buy Franco American chicken gravy in a glass jar.
2-unscrew jar. discard lid
3-nuke for 2 minutes
4-serve in a bowl with spoon (IMPORTANT-shake paprike over hot gravy to make it look hiomemadey)
Actually, I taught myself to cook through books/TV because my mother loathed cooking in a very intense manner. 20 years ago I would have loved this.

Dec 01, 2012
annfaulkner in Food Media & News