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Spelling & grammar errors on menus

wait...the skill (or lack thereof) of the person who typed out the menu somehow is a reflection of the skill (or lack thereof) of the chef?

How does that even work?

about 8 hours ago
sunshine842 in Not About Food

Cheap Beef Meals

we're a 78 and ceiling fan house, too. In Florida. In the summer (and it's been bitchin' hot of late)

about 8 hours ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking

Tasting better the next day.

um...since I specifically named it, yes.

about 8 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

eh, but in the same way that an angel food cake and a pound cake are the same thing...

beignets are divine, and yeah, you'd probably love them.

about 8 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics
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This pineapple killed my tongue!!

but some other kid told her....

about 8 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

Cheap Beef Meals

if you use regular ground turkey, it will have plenty of fat on its own.

We didn't eat beef for several years, and I subbed ground turkey for beef and no one ever complained.

about 13 hours ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking

Cheap Beef Meals

it's not a guarantee --

If you're headed toward Sarasota take the big swing to the east of the Bay -- Wimauma (SR674) has a big Latino population (and heavily Mexican descent) -- would probably be a good backup if you strike out elsewhere.

about 13 hours ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking

Tasting better the next day.

not always -- macaroni and cheese, tuna salad, many soups -- don't have garlic.

Garlic does tend to soften with time, but it's not a key to things tasting better the next day

about 13 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

Tasting better the next day.

stews
soups
spaghetti saue
lasagna
most other casseroles

The flavors have a chance to marry overnight -- tons of things are better the next day.

about 21 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

This pineapple killed my tongue!!

kids can be such assholes.

about 22 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

It's Christmas in August!

I knoooow...what's worse is the scarecrows lined up cheek-by-jowl with the reindeer. I give the craft stores like Michael's and JoAnn Fabrics a half a pass, simply because there are craft projects that are time-consuming enough that they have to be started now to be done in time for the holidays, but the rest need to have their heads examined.

I know it's only a tiny protest, but I steadfastly refuse to buy anything Halloween before October 1st and nothing for Christmas before Thanksgiving. It's the only protest I can make. From a business standpoint it drives me bonkers -- the retailers bitch and moan about the sales from Black Friday to Christmas are down...because, you idiots, you've had Christmas stuff out since August!!

about 22 hours ago
sunshine842 in Not About Food
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Return "sweet" fruit that isn't sweet?

why would you say that?

about 22 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

the French houseguests who just departed thoroughly enjoyed the thick, juicy t-bones that I grilled for them at their request.

about 22 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

Best way to box up cookbooks for long-term (2-3 years) storage?

I've never even made it, because it's got so much of so many liquors it mostly looks like a hangover waiting to happen -- but it makes me laugh every time I see it.

My project is to scan all her recipes and bind them for all my cousins (along with interpretations -- I was the only one who was old enough to cook with her very much, so they still ping me on Facebook to make her recipes)

Cheap Beef Meals

my local butcher wraps and freezes the odd lots, then marks them down 30-40%. I usually pick up all their lamb, but sometimes end up with big packages of country ribs and shoulder of various species.

THAT's a big deal.

about 22 hours ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking

Cheap Beef Meals

we use ground turkey as a sub for ground chuck a LOT -- but it's regular ground turkey, not ground turkey breast, which is, from a flavor standpoint, about the same as adding shredded cardboard to a meal.

about 23 hours ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking

Cheap Beef Meals

you need to head my way -- the Publix and Winn-Dixie on my side of the Big Guava carry it regularly.

about 23 hours ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking

Cheap Beef Meals

^^ this -- braises and other slow-cooked dishes are awesome.

Buy yourself a crockpot or pressure cooker and use them -- with either of them, you'll spend minimal time in prep (more time for the wee one) and still end up with fabulous dishes with lots and lots of flavor (and tender!)

while nobody turns down a thick juicy steak at my house, they actually ask me for slow-cooked braised dishes -- the bonus is that they're made with the cheapest, toughest cuts.

about 23 hours ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking

Best way to box up cookbooks for long-term (2-3 years) storage?

the page for roasted turkey is lined with notes for how long the turkeys would be in the oven for a half-dozen years, including the crazy T-day dinners we hosted in France (those include lbs/kg conversions). I'm toying with using those pages in some sort of collage.

I was given my grandmother's recipe box...my favorite is a recipe for a deadly alcoholic punch recipe -- on the back of a church offering envelope! :)

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

not really -- Bud Light doesn't exist in Germany (AB can only sell any of their beers as Bud, as Budvar in Czech Republic owns Budweiser in Europe)

So since these guys were here on short trips, it's not all that likely that well-educated professionals could be swayed that easily (i.e., within days) by any marketing.

Return "sweet" fruit that isn't sweet?

they're still being labeled as from the Pacific Northwest.

I think the long, awful winter pushed the harvests back.

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

I'm even with him on the local fish!

Have you introduced him to J. Dubs?

Proper wine service - Opening bottle away from the table?

All that...

Proper wine service - Opening bottle away from the table?

the first sip does both.

Spelling & grammar errors on menus

commercial cooks know that "jus" is French for "juice", so no.

Spelling & grammar errors on menus

no further off-topic than crabbing about it more than two years after it was posted.

Picky eaters are the bane of my existence...and now I live with them

I never even implied that knowing how to do things for yourself was any of those things.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

I wholeheartedly agree with you -- it was always sort of a horrid fascination to watch the guy order crappy beer.

If I go to a party and the only adult beverage available is a keg of piss beer, I simply won't drink.

Return "sweet" fruit that isn't sweet?

reading the thread would tell you that "sweet" was indeed being used in the advertisement as a descriptor, and not as an indication of cultivar.

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

a German engineer who was a customer liked drinking ice-cold Bud Light when he was visiting my company in Florida in the summertime, because it was refreshing and ice-cold.

I never did opt to join him in his indulgence -- there are just some places I'll never go.