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Stupid gadgets

heh -- my mom has an entire drawer full of flippers/turners that she hates. She keeps buying them hoping to find one like the ancient one that's falling apart.

about 3 hours ago
sunshine842 in Cookware

Breaded Pork Tenderloin

Um...okay.

about 3 hours ago
sunshine842 in Los Angeles Area

A beef: "Is this your first time here?"

If they're going to follow through like that, then it's a good question to have.

All too often, though, someone will say "Is this your first time here?" And when I say yes, there's just the gentle chirp of crickets. It's a bizarre question when there's no follow up.

about 3 hours ago
sunshine842 in Not About Food
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Breaded Pork Tenderloin

I'll vote with you on that one -- it's not like pork tenderloin is that hard to make, and it's not frozen!

about 5 hours ago
sunshine842 in Los Angeles Area

A beef: "Is this your first time here?"

I just find it strange, if there's not something very unique about the restaurant.

about 5 hours ago
sunshine842 in Not About Food

A beef: "Is this your first time here?"

LOLOL

about 5 hours ago
sunshine842 in Not About Food

Stupid gadgets

COOL.

I'm definitely filing that away for lemon season next year.

about 5 hours ago
sunshine842 in Cookware

Discrimination in Restaurants - does it influence where you dine?

is there some reason you're aiming that at me?

My response was part of a discussion about FMLA, not any of the things you're ranting about.

about 6 hours ago
sunshine842 in Not About Food

What foods unavailable in US not to miss in France?

one of the fun things about visiting Chez Janou is their enormous pastis selection -- they've always got a selection for the week and month, among the dozens on the pastis list.

(It's crowded and raucously noisy, but the food is solid and the service at least efficient)

about 6 hours ago
sunshine842 in France

Stupid gadgets

ah, but they work well for iced coffee and white wine -- things where dilution is most assuredly a bad thing.

about 6 hours ago
sunshine842 in Cookware

Stupid gadgets

our favorite prank as kids was to take a sewing needle and pierce the skin of a banana every 1/2" or so along the length of the banana. We'd then rock the needle back and forth, cutting the banana inside the skin. (NO, you don't leave the needle in the banana.....)

It never failed to make us giggle like fools when some unsuspecting foil (Dad SWORE he never saw it coming. Every year. On April 1) would peel the banana and have it fall in slices all over the kitchen...

about 6 hours ago
sunshine842 in Cookware

Restaurant checking your belongings

"Paranoia?You be the judge"

Okay. That's paranoid.

It's also being drawn into question because there are lots of us here who don't look like or sound like foreigners who've never had a bag searched.

about 6 hours ago
sunshine842 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Breaded Pork Tenderloin

what does breaded salmon have to do with breaded pork tenderloin?

You've been around plenty long enough to know that yucking someone else's yum is very strongly discouraged here.

about 6 hours ago
sunshine842 in Los Angeles Area

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

did you pick up, however, that when it was sent to a select group of hounds for Beta testing, the heart was thoroughly denounced, but that was never even acknowledged, let alone changed.

Turns out that the Beta group were used only for technical functionality issues, and that readability - the damned heart - and other issues about user satisfaction were wholesale ignored.

I said somewhere else that it wasn't the heart in and of itself - that it's the canary in the mine. If they can't even be bothered to save the canary, there's not much hope for the bigger issues.

about 9 hours ago
sunshine842 in Site Talk
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Food to eat while healing a sore throat

and the rest of us would really appreciate your getting yourself to a doctor so you don't spread it to everyone else.

(not to mention the risk of scarlet fever should it go untreated)

about 9 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

What foods unavailable in US not to miss in France?

I'm with you there-- if it's really, really anise-y, I don't enjoy it nearly as much

about 9 hours ago
sunshine842 in France

Ongoing Feedback for New Conversation Types

I've had that happen several times.

about 9 hours ago
sunshine842 in Site Talk

Restaurant checking your belongings

the OP mentioned several times that it's on Washington Avenue on Miami Beach, which means it's Joe's STONE Crab.

(not that it affects my statement, to which you replied, even an iota)

about 9 hours ago
sunshine842 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Lay's Potato Chips' New Flavors -- Seen or Tried Them?

neither does anyone else...

about 9 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

Discrimination in Restaurants - does it influence where you dine?

But...

FMLA only applies if the business has more than 50 employees within a 75-mile radius.

If you work for a small company, you're SOL.

about 9 hours ago
sunshine842 in Not About Food

Stupid gadgets

Ooh. Wait -- is there any white pith left on the lemon rinds?

I'm thinking a serious limoncello hack here...!!!

about 9 hours ago
sunshine842 in Cookware

Breaded Pork Tenderloin

Think schnitzel. The Midwest has a very high population of folks of German descent, and it's one of the carryovers of that heritage.

Still not getting it? Think chicken-fried steak, with pork rather than beef.

about 9 hours ago
sunshine842 in Los Angeles Area

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

I...have...to....POTTEEEE

about 20 hours ago
sunshine842 in Site Talk
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Stupid gadgets

LOLOL -- that would so be me.

about 21 hours ago
sunshine842 in Cookware
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How do the French get their food?

It's not, by a pretty wide margin, the worst of the chains that are out there.

Their meats, especially are quite tasty, and grilled very well.

(our last holiday in France was in Burgundy -- two of us had rotten colds, and the third was coming down with it. We ate at the Courtepaille in Dijon because we were exhausted, starving, and two of us didn't have tastebuds to speak of, so we had dinner and went back to the hotel to sleep it off.)

about 23 hours ago
sunshine842 in France

Lay's Potato Chips' New Flavors -- Seen or Tried Them?

I know the garlic bread ones are still being sold.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

Stupid gadgets

I do use that for baked apples and poached pears.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in Cookware

Lay's Potato Chips' New Flavors -- Seen or Tried Them?

I've found them at CVS, Publix, and Dollar General here in Florida.

There's a LOT more visibility this year than there was last year.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

A beef: "Is this your first time here?"

No. Because if you've been there before, you already took your tie off.

The question is then a good one to ask, just in case it was a more casual group...but I've seen people get up and leave who didn't know that part of Dick's schtick is servers with bad attitude.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in Not About Food

Rose's Grenadine

Costco's Margarita Mix: Water, cane sugar, lime juice from concentrate, citric acid, sodium citrate, gum arabic, natural flavors, glyceryl abietate, Yellow #5 and Blue #1.

actually, a lot more "real" ingredients than I would have guessed.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in General Topics