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Title: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 01, 2018, 05:18:03 PM
A forum I used to be a member of had a thread about what was the last thing you ate or are eating now. I thought we could give it a shot here.

I just had some 57% pure honey gingerbread from Dijon, France. The other 43% is almost all rye flour with enough water to mix it together.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 01, 2018, 05:19:27 PM
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Some legumes...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 01, 2018, 05:27:39 PM
I haven't had plain peanuts in a very long time but like Planter's brand nuts. I like deluxe mixed nuts with no peanuts much more than mixed nuts and peanuts. I already had a bunch in the cupboard and bought more when RiteAid had them on sale buy one, get one free.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 01, 2018, 05:34:18 PM
There was a bar, one of about a dozen in the Amway Plaza in Grand Rapids, called the Back Room Saloon.  They had unlimited baskets of roasted peanuts at the bar and all the tables.

Shuck em and chuck em!  The floor on a typical Friday was covered with shucks!  Great way to sell more beer and booze!  Salt sells libations!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 01, 2018, 06:18:10 PM
Just pan seared 1/2 dozen sea scallops for dinner with sweet corn and taters...

It’s nice living near an ocean but I do miss a good pan fish or walleye dinner!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on February 01, 2018, 06:24:50 PM
Sharp cheddar cauliflower soup.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 01, 2018, 06:30:19 PM
Sharp cheddar cauliflower soup.

Sounds tasty!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on February 01, 2018, 06:32:09 PM
It was, Home made too.Unfortunately it's also all gone... :'( :'(
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: GASPASSERDELUXE on February 02, 2018, 12:02:26 PM
Maple sausage link, hash browns and a couple of fried eggs with buttered toast. Glass of tomato juice and a cup of coffee. Normally my Sunday breakfast but I was hungry this morning.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on February 02, 2018, 02:00:45 PM
Leftover shrimp alfredo.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 02, 2018, 02:34:03 PM
Philly Cheese Steak for lunch...

Phuque the Pats!!!

:)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 02, 2018, 06:12:39 PM
I just ate more gingerbread and now I have my free package of Knorr Selects white cheddar and broccoli rice on the stove. It needs to boil a few more minutes then cool off for awhile.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 02, 2018, 06:44:51 PM
I just ate more gingerbread and now I have my free package of Knorr Selects white cheddar and broccoli rice on the stove. It needs to boil a few more minutes then cool off for awhile.

Those Knorr pre made things aren’t bad!  Add some chicken and some fresh broccoli and it’s a decent meal!  Might need a gravy but that’s easy enuf..
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 02, 2018, 09:57:31 PM
Those Knorr pre made things aren’t bad!  Add some chicken and some fresh broccoli and it’s a decent meal!  Might need a gravy but that’s easy enuf..

I ate some as it was and it wasn't bad, but sure could have used some chicken. It tasted like it was just starting to scorch but wasn't burnt yet. When I ate more of it I microwaved it with Colby-Jack cheese on top. That was much better. A long time ago I used to eat some kind of rice or noodle dishes from a pouch that I think Lipton made. Just add water and boil it for a quick side dish.

The last thing I had was a Bison Bacon Cranberry EPIC bar, and it tastes a whole lot better than a whey protein bar. It was one of the 3 free things I got today. I'll get 2 more freebies tomorrow if they're in stock. https://epicbar.com/bar-detail/1
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 04, 2018, 12:17:25 AM
I got 2 bags of Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, buy one get one free, plus got another dollar off with an e coupon. The total price was $2.49 instead of $6.98. I had some Buffalo Wing flavor for a midnight snack. And I had some cream cheese in the fridge that was totally free, so I put that on them. I like the combination and will most likely have more tomorrow. I'm glad I didn't have room on my shopping list for bagels.

When I took my mom to the store Friday we got 60% the bill, and Saturday I got 41% off. I got more free yogurt, which I don't eat, and put it in the fridge with the rest. I need to take it all to my friends' house but keep putting it off.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 04, 2018, 12:30:55 PM
I just took a pizza out of the oven and will eat in a few minutes. It's a Newman's Own thin and crispy white pizza. I had a coupon for it and that was the only variety I saw.

After not having one in more years than I can remember, I've been buying a lot of frozen pizzas lately, either with coupons or on sale, or both. I have a Home Run Inn pizza and a Screamin' Sicilian in the freezer. The Screamin' Sicilian has Italian meatballs and pepperoni. I had two of them recently and the meatballs are delicious. It was $3 off. I couldn't find an Urban Pie pizza or I would have bought one of those too. DiGiorno pizzas were on sale for $2.99 (half price) yesterday only with a limit of 5, so I got 5 of them.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 04, 2018, 09:29:35 PM
I just finished my pretzel crisps and cream cheese. A 7 ounce tub of cream cheese was just the right amount for 7.2 ounces of pretzel crisps. The other 2 times they gave me a free tub of cream cheese I bought a half dozen bagels for each which worked out well.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 06, 2018, 01:37:58 PM
I had mac & cheese with chorizo sausage and guajillo chile peppers. Nice and spicy. A while later I'll have mac & cheese with roasted Hatch chili peppers, roasted Anaheim chili pepper puree, roasted poblano chili pepper puree, and caramelized onions.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 07, 2018, 06:51:04 PM
I just ate some so-called loaded potato skins that I had in the freezer. They had cheddar cheese and bacon on them but still didn't look loaded. I put some on a plate and topped each one with a chunk of hot pepper cheese. I microwaved them until cheese was bubbling up all over the plate, then gave them a few more minutes to heat up the potatoes. I could have heated the potatoes up first then put more cheese on but I had no idea how long they would take to heat up. They would have been a lot better with sour cream but I don't have any.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 10, 2018, 03:56:50 PM
Grilled fresh Maine Atlantic salmon, beef tenderloin and fresh steamed, mixed veggies smothered in budda!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 10, 2018, 06:04:01 PM
Pfeffernüsse cookies imported from Germany.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on February 10, 2018, 07:50:40 PM
Grilled hamburger steak and some baked sweet potato with butter.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 11, 2018, 12:47:36 PM
I'm eating one of the 5 DiGiorno pizzas I got for $2.99 each (half price). It's a Supreme, with sausage, pepperoni, red peppers, green peppers, onions, and black olives. I baked it with my oven set 50 degrees lower than what the package said, otherwise it gets too hot. I checked at the minimum recommended time and the crust was perfectly golden brown with crispy edges. It was good for store bought.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 11, 2018, 05:32:50 PM
Frank, if ya ever venture to West Michigan, Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon or GR, check out Fricano’s Pizza!

Quite simply the best pizza I’ve ever eaten!  The original joint is in Grand Haven about a mile from the lake.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Pathfinder on February 11, 2018, 07:17:14 PM
Homemade shepherd's pie made my by lovely new-ish bride!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on February 12, 2018, 07:19:38 AM
Dang Geoff, still doing that honeymoon thing, eh?   :-*
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on February 12, 2018, 09:19:00 AM
https://www.jimmydean.com/products/sandwiches/breakfast/meat-lovers-muffin-sandwiches
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 12, 2018, 12:30:02 PM
I haven't seen the meat lovers Jimmy Dean muffin sandwiches in the store, just the regular kind.

I had some P.F. Chang’s chicken mini egg rolls with their signature sauce. From the freezer, not the restaurant.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on February 12, 2018, 12:34:40 PM
I haven't seen the meat lovers Jimmy Dean muffin sandwiches in the store, just the regular kind.

I had some P.F. Chang’s chicken mini egg rolls with their signature sauce. From the freezer, not the restaurant.

They are quick in the morning   1 min, 45 secs in the microwave.  Takes longer to make the coffee..

I used to buy the singles and use two throwing away to pieces of bread..then they came out with these.

They also have these, if you prefer to eat with a fork..

https://www.jimmydean.com/products/bowls/breakfast/meat-lovers-breakfast-bowl


P.S.  There is also these if you care to roll your own.  Two sausage patties, two eggs and the muffin of your choice.  In the single model or a double if you need it.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EI7DPOO/ref=asc_df_B00EI7DPOO5368540/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B00EI7DPOO&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167141308073&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14601415862937826876&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9015623&hvtargid=pla-312001016858



Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 13, 2018, 06:11:42 PM
I just had some breaded chicken chunks with General Tso's sauce on them. I also had some for breakfast.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 14, 2018, 01:13:01 PM
I had 2 Ham Classic sandwiches from HoneyBaked Ham. I got a coupon by email yesterday that was only good on Valentine's Day. It was for Classic Ham sandwiches and Classic Turkey sandwiches, buy one, get one free. A pickle spear comes with each sandwich. I thought about getting a smoked turkey sandwich and a ham sandwich, but I like ham more than turkey. I'll do a very brief survey online and at the end get a code to write on my receipt. I can take that in anytime in the next 2 weeks and get any 2 sandwiches on the menu, buy one, get one free. https://myhoneybakedstore.com/flint/4101/lunch/index.asp?ref=160198504:580393198
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 14, 2018, 03:55:55 PM
Homemade biscuits and fried ham slice for lunch today.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 14, 2018, 04:08:30 PM
It appears you coulda squoozed another in there, Peg!

Southern biscuits...fine vittles.  These northerners can't make a biscuit..  most use them smack 'em on the counter ones!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 14, 2018, 06:04:14 PM
Mmm. Homemade biscuits. Years ago I had some biscuits from Gordon Food Service. They were frozen and only needed to be thawed and warmed up IIRC. I liked them covered in sausage gravy, but don't know if they would be good for anything else. And thanks to my friends I found out sausage gravy is even better if you use hot sausage, or half hot and half mild. If it's just mild I like to sprinkle black pepper on top of my biscuits and gravy. I'm getting really hungry just thinking about it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on February 14, 2018, 10:44:07 PM
 Homemade biscuits and sausage gravy i like nectar from the gods, One of my favorite meals. And I take offense at the statement that northerners don't know how to make biscuits, I make them from time to time from my Oma's recipe that has been handed down through generations. Dang, Now I have to find it and make some soon.
Title: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 15, 2018, 10:24:18 AM
My apologies Mr. Majer!

Might could be that my meemaw could make a biscuit but I never knew any of my Grand folks..

My ma certainly could not!  She used that bisquick stuff...

I think I’m a better cook than she was!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on February 15, 2018, 10:52:13 AM
Apology accepted... ;) ;)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 15, 2018, 03:07:01 PM
It appears you coulda squoozed another in there, Peg!

Southern biscuits...fine vittles.  These northerners can't make a biscuit..  most use them smack 'em on the counter ones!

Had enough dough for another batch, so we let 'em breathe a little.  ;D ;D ;D ;D



Biscuits are one of those things that can be simple or complicated.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on February 15, 2018, 06:22:35 PM
Homemade biscuits.  Darn....I'm likin' that and ain't got none of my own.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 15, 2018, 08:36:33 PM
Homemade biscuits.  Darn....I'm likin' that and ain't got none of my own.


Wha'choo waitin' on....they ain't hard to make?  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 17, 2018, 02:40:14 PM
Red Miso Braised Beef. I don't think I ever had any kind of miso before. I never thought it sounded very good, because it's made of soybeans fermented with mold. But they make soy sauce the same way, so what the heck. I tried it but didn't really care for it. I didn't hate it either, but will probably not buy any more of it. https://www.simpletruth.com/products/red-miso-braised-beef/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 18, 2018, 12:01:55 PM
Having turkey sammich with pepper jack and provolone cheeses for lunch.
A little later me and another fellow will be grilling a dozen or so whole pork loins for a church supper.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 19, 2018, 02:33:23 PM
I'm finishing my P.F. Chang's beef with broccoli right now. http://www.pfchangshomemenu.com/entrees/beef-broccoli
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 19, 2018, 10:48:41 PM
Nothing new to report about food, but I'm getting ready to have my second cup of hot sassafras tea with one sugar cube.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 20, 2018, 12:17:28 PM
Pork & vegetable potstickers with dipping sauce. http://www.ling-ling.com/asian-food/potstickers/pork-vegetable
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 20, 2018, 06:09:40 PM
We had to run to town for an errand, so we grabbed a chili-dog and a small order of fries.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 21, 2018, 07:48:19 PM
Some of the leftover pork loin I mentioned above.........

And, for dessert: A slice of the wife's old fashioned homemade pound-cake topped with diced strawberries (along with the requisite sugary juice from chillin' in the fridge) and whipped cream.

Yep....THAT's what I'm having.  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 21, 2018, 08:57:59 PM
That sounds good Peg. I'm getting ready to eat some DiGiorno pizza buns. It's something new I got today.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on February 21, 2018, 09:17:58 PM
Soft Tacos tonight.  Wife used steak strips instead of ground meat. 
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 22, 2018, 01:45:56 PM
BBQ Smoked Stacker sandwich from Honeybaked Ham. I have a Roast Beef & Cheddar sandwich on a croissant too. I bought one and got the other one free. I went over 3 1/2 hours on nothing but a Hershey's Gold (Peanuts & Pretzels in Caramelized Creme) candy bar. I'm glad I got it free because I didn't like it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 23, 2018, 01:27:01 PM
Chili dogs. I have about 7 or 8 kinds of cheese I thought about putting on them but decided not to. Saturday I used some e coupons on their last day, and took some paper coupons with me too. I had:

Ball Park hotdog buns. $1.00 off I think, but I'm not sure.
Nathan's skinless beef franks. $1.00 off.
Hormel hot chili with no beans. 50 cents off.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on February 23, 2018, 07:29:39 PM
Soft taco leftover.   :o
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 25, 2018, 12:47:27 PM
I grilled burgers for the college age kids at church last night.....so, naturally a couple of burgers came home (along with baked beans) for today's lunch.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 25, 2018, 06:12:19 PM
P.F. Chang's Home Menu Chicken Pad Thai. Chicken breast and rice noodles with green onions, carrots and scrambled egg in a made from scratch Thai inspired tamarind sauce. It tasted a lot like the Thai curry chicken I used to get at the only local Thai restaurant that had take out.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 26, 2018, 12:18:21 PM
Chicken tikka masala.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 27, 2018, 12:08:04 PM
DiGiorno three meat pizza smothered with a whole jarful of marinated artichoke hearts. I gave it a couple of extra minutes to cook and it turned out okay.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 28, 2018, 12:11:39 PM
Wing Zings boneless breaded spicy chicken breast chunks. I bought a 5 pound bag of them at Gordon Food Service several months ago. They're pre-cooked and frozen so I only have to heat them up in the microwave. I won't have to actually cook anything for a few days.

Pepperidge Farm turnovers will be for dessert. Raspberry today and cherry tomorrow, or some of each whenever. I baked both packages today.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: crusader rabbit on March 01, 2018, 02:35:14 PM
You guys must each weigh 500 lbs. with blood pressure in the 200/130 range.

Lunch today was a bit of leftover, slow cooked pork roast, shredded in a bowl and splashed with a little barbecue sauce.  Nuked it for 90 seconds and enjoyed it with a can of La Croix lime fizzy water.

Got a birthday card from an old friend, today.  Said:  Good News. There's a way to enjoy whole grains and leafy greens...  Inside:  Feed 'em to a cow and they'll turn into a delicious, satisfying steak. 

That makes an amazing amount of sense to me.  But, I've always been a tertiary vegan.  Cows eat grass.  I eat cows.

Crusader Rabbit
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 01, 2018, 10:27:27 PM
I'm not 500 pounds but I am overweight and have been for a long time. One doctor cut down the dose of a medication I've been taking for several years. I went from 300 mg a day, down to 200, then 100, and as of 2 days ago 50 mg. He recently told me it causes weight gain. I wish he would have said something sooner, instead of watching me put on another 30 pounds first. I really could have used that information before I started buying bigger clothes.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on March 02, 2018, 05:49:37 PM
I gained some significant weight after my motorcycle accident in 2003 and plateaued around 375 pounds, and up until two years ago it never fluctuated more than 5 pounds up or down regardless of my eating habit. My A1C kept creeping up so I decided to eat less starches and carbs as well as changing just a few things in my eating habits.
I lost 70 pounds two years ago (over a six month period) and have managed to keep it off.
My plan for spring is to get back on track and lose some more. I'm 6'2" and the charts say I need to be under 200 pounds. Heck, I haven't been that weight since eighth grade (my shadow weighs 20 pounds). I'd like to get from my current 300 down to at least 250 over the next year.
As of my last check-up, my A1C is normal and my BP runs 118/78 most days (I do take a very low dose BP medication since high bp runs in the family, as well as diabetes).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 02, 2018, 10:01:25 PM
Weird Al has you beat. A line in Fat says,
"And my shadow weighs forty-two pounds
Lemme tell you once again who's fat"

I'm so fat I need a boomerang to put my belt on.  :o  I was just over 200 pounds when I was in the army, until right before I got out when I got down to 185 pounds. I think that was supposed to be the maximum ideal weight for me at 6' tall, but when I came home my dad said I looked sick. My "ideal" weight was unhealthy. Unlike some people who say they aren't fat, they're just big boned, I actually am big boned. One time I got a phone call from a company trying to sell me a men's bracelet. When they told me how big it was, it was more than an inch too small for me, and I don't carry a lot of weight on my wrists.

Bone size aside, I put on weight after I got married and my wife let herself go. Then I gained more and more weight when I went out on permanent disability and ballooned up. I was still eating like I did when I was working but not doing anything to burn it off. It doesn't help when some days I eat one meal all day. And I mean all day. I eat enough to feed a whole family and still don't feel full. Other days I go hours and hours without feeling hungry before I eat breakfast. More often than not I eat too much high calorie food. Everything I like is bad for me.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: crusader rabbit on March 03, 2018, 07:21:56 AM
Everything I like is bad for me.

My grandma used to say, "Everything I like is either illegal, immoral, or fattening."  That's the frustrating truth of it.  I heard a comedian on the old Carson show say he wanted to lose some weight, but not enough to exercise or eat less.

But, back to trying to get this thread on some form of drift control, last night's dinner was three small but lovely grilled lamb chops with a side of steamed faro (that's an ancient grain, similar to wheat but better for you), some beets, and a glass of good red wine.

I'm fighting the same weight battle as many of us here.  This morning I came in at 222, and at 6 feet, that's a little too much.  I'd really like to get down to 185, but with two bad knees and a pair of bad shoulders, it's hard to find an exercise I can actually do--besides jumping to conclusions.  So, I'm down to two meals a day--lunch around 11 and dinner at 6--one serving, no seconds.  I drop around a pound a week doing that until holidays roll around.  Then I bounce back up.  Life's a struggle.

Crusader Rabbit
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on March 03, 2018, 09:10:12 AM
I eat fairly well but like others, getting run over by a car 10 years back has me less than fully mobile.  That and my laziness hasn't helped.  I'm 6'1" at just under 280 and have been losing a few pounds every few weeks.

I eat a light breakfast and my big meal is lunch with a very light dinner if any dinner at all.  No booze (dang), beer or other viCes anymore.  Been lifting a bit, light weight, lots of reps and it's working.  Just gotta lose 3000 calories weekly to lose a pound.  My downfall is bread, cheese, milk and taters!  The A1C is down to 7.5 and my BP is 127/75 or near stable.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 03, 2018, 02:52:16 PM
I just looked at my records and for December it said HEMOGLOBIN A1c 6.8 %, and it looks like normal is 4.0-6.0%,  with under 5.7 preferred. 6.4 and above is diabetes. In April it was 5.6% which is normal. It's been normal for decades.

I had more spicy chicken chunks. I think it was my 6th or 7th meal of them so far. Normally I like to eat something different each day, but I make an exception for these and eat them until the whole bag is gone. It's not likely I'll have them again for several months, and maybe not until next year. I was going to have some cottage cheese afterward but didn't feel like eating any more.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 06, 2018, 12:35:51 PM
Breaded cheese curds dipped in spaghetti sauce.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 07, 2018, 11:50:54 AM
A couple of weeks ago I had a coupon for Private Selection frozen appetizers from Kroger. Right now I'm eating some Hatch Chili & Cheese Puffs.

"Butter puff pastries filled with rich cream cheese and Monterey Jack blended with hot Hatch chilies and green chilies. Hatch Chili & Cheese Puffs are  inspired by the heat and flavors of New Mexico cuisine.

Filled with a blend of rich cheese, jalapeños and the Hatch region’s renowned chilis, these savory pastries are a perfect way to add authentic flavor to your entertaining."

It's too hot all summer to use the oven but when winter rolls around I like to bake things like frozen appetizers. Sometimes I have things in the freezer for months before I eat them. https://www.privateselection.com/artisan-products/frozen-foods/frozen-appetizers/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on March 07, 2018, 08:11:47 PM
Bananner sammich and a slice of homemade blueberry pound-cake for my Wednesday treat.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 07, 2018, 10:29:29 PM
I should buy some bananas for peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I have plain peanut butter, dark chocolate peanut butter, and honey peanut butter. Chocolate peanut butter and bananas sounds really good right about now.

I had a jar of Castelvetrano olives brined in Trapani sea salt. Those Sicilians know a thing or two about olives, but the label was wrong. It said that it was about 8 servings, but it was only one.  ;)

P.S. The olives weren't too salty, and they weren't sour like some other green olives. Most people describe them as buttery.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on March 08, 2018, 11:35:46 AM
I had a jar of Castelvetrano olives brined in Trapani sea salt. Those Sicilians know a thing or two about olives, but the label was wrong. It said that it was about 8 servings, but it was only one.  ;)


What ever happened to truth in advertising laws, I see this same thing on ice cream cookies and soft drinks. They really need to get after these companies for lying like that... ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Big Frank on March 08, 2018, 12:09:51 PM

What ever happened to truth in advertising laws, I see this same thing on ice cream cookies and soft drinks. They really need to get after these companies for lying like that... ;D ;D ;D


Right. Ben & Jerry are a couple of big fat liars. They claim a pint of ice cream is 4 servings, but I know darned well it's only one serving and always has been.

I'm eating potato skins with cheddar cheese and apple-wood smoked bacon. And just a bit of ketchup on the one I'm eating now. I would rather have sour cream on it, but I'll have to rough it and use what I have.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 08, 2018, 06:51:41 PM
Poppy seed chicken casserole tonight, along with cabbage, butter beans, and southern-style cornbread.


The chicken dish is really easy to throw together just few ingredients.

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Ingredients
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed
1 teaspoon poppy seeds, or more if desired
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (or you can use the cheese of your choice)

Directions
-Boil the chicken, drain the water, then shred the chicken
-Preheat an oven to 350°
-Combine the butter, crackers, and poppy seeds in a bowl and set aside
-Blend the sour cream and cream of chicken soup in a bowl
-Pour half of the soup mixture into a 9x9 inch baking dish
-Add the shredded chicken and pour the remaining half of the soup mixture on top.
-Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, then top with the cracker mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted and the sauce is bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes.



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Post by: Big Frank on March 10, 2018, 12:01:50 PM
Jalapeno poppers with raspberry habanero dip.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 10, 2018, 10:00:18 PM
Those jalapeno poppers were TGI Fridays brand that I got on sale at Kroger, and I really liked them. They had a sale on Bagel Bites and TGI Fridays appetizers too, maybe 2 weeks ago. The Bagel Bites were on sale for $4.99, $1.00 off, and the TGI Fridays appetizers were $4.99, $.50 off. Then they took another $1.00 e coupon off each one, limit 5 packages of each kind. I saved $11.50 off of my 7 packages, then submitted my receipt to savingstar.com. They gave me a rebate for another $5.00 off because the price of all 7 totaled over $20.00. That works out to about $3.28 for each package, instead of $5.99 for the Bagel Bites and $5.49 for the TGI Fridays appetizers. $22.93 total instead of $39.43, or about 42% off. Today I bought 99 more things and only paid full price for a gallon of milk.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 11, 2018, 01:46:04 PM
I just ate a chicken breast stuffed with broccoli and Swiss cheese, and now I'm having one stuffed with Brie, apples, and cranberries. This is my breakfast. There were 2 chicken breasts in each box and I bought one of each yesterday. I baked all 4 at once today, and can have the other 2 for lunch. Those and chicken cordon bleu were on sale, buy one, get one free. http://www.sandraschicken.com/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 12, 2018, 02:44:38 PM
I had pepperoni and cheese Bagel Bites. I thought I liked them a long time ago, but they really aren't very good. It was a family size box so I have eat more later. The best part of the meal was washing it down with ice cold Stok cold brew coffee. Instead of using hot water, they use cool water with more coffee beans for a given amount, and let it steep for at least 10 hours. I love it. I had a bottle of chocolate flavor yesterday. https://stokcoffee.com/products/#0
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Post by: Big Frank on March 16, 2018, 01:17:07 PM
I had garlic bread with slices of fresh mozzarella cheese on it. I may put spaghetti sauce on it too when I eat the rest.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 16, 2018, 10:31:29 PM
I did put spaghetti sauce on the rest of the garlic bread with the remainder of the cheese for lunch. I have to use that sauce yet again or end up throwing some away. Fresh mozzarella is nothing at all like the low-moisture stuff that I'm used to. It has so much moisture that it's just a soft white soaking wet ball. I microwaved 2 slices of the garlic bread 30 seconds too long and the cheese didn't just melt, it liquefied and turned soupy. It looked like melted ricotta and sauce mixing together.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 17, 2018, 12:00:27 PM
I just microwaved a Fillin’ Philly Cheesesteak flavor Hungry-Man Hand-Fulls. They're like Hot Pockets only twice as big, and this flavor is jut over 600 calories apiece. I never had them before but this one should be cooled off enough to eat now.
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Post by: Majer on March 17, 2018, 04:34:04 PM
Skippy PB Bites

(http://www.peanutbutter.com/getattachment/4513d778-194c-463e-8094-d2b42e830445/SKIPPY%C2%AE-PB-Bites-Double-Peanut-Butter)
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Post by: Big Frank on March 17, 2018, 04:44:53 PM
Skippy PB Bites

(http://www.peanutbutter.com/getattachment/4513d778-194c-463e-8094-d2b42e830445/SKIPPY%C2%AE-PB-Bites-Double-Peanut-Butter)

I have a coupon for those but haven't tried them yet. Are they any good?
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Post by: Timothy on March 17, 2018, 05:02:27 PM
Grilled tenderloin, mashies, sautéed spinach and French cut green beans!

And a big glass o moo!
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Post by: Majer on March 17, 2018, 09:43:10 PM
I have a coupon for those but haven't tried them yet. Are they any good?

Very
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Post by: Big Frank on March 18, 2018, 04:22:06 PM
Ore-Ida Homestyle Hash Brown Casserole.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on March 18, 2018, 04:36:57 PM
Dirty rice with kielbasa, onions and spicey goodness...

AKA whatever I had available in the fridge...
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Post by: Rastus on March 18, 2018, 06:36:05 PM
Red beans and rice.  Of course, the red beans are cooked with sausage...lots of it...and onions etc.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 18, 2018, 10:36:11 PM
Red beans and rice.  Of course, the red beans are cooked with sausage...lots of it...and onions etc.

Mmm. I really like red beans and rice. Back when I was married I made a batch, maybe around Thanksgiving, and gave some to my mother-in-law. She liked it so much she didn't want anything else for Christmas every year from then on. I don't like making it though. I spend hours getting everything together, dicing this, chopping that, and actually cooking it. I put ham in mine, and if I use any kind other than Honeybaked brand, I have to cut the amount of salt the recipe calls for in half. I actually prefer both ham and sausage in it, but haven't seen good Andouille at my local grocery stores. Gordons Food Service used to have it but I haven't checked there for it in years. And I don't want to order it online.

I ate the rest of my hash brown casserole. I might have some cereal in a while.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 19, 2018, 01:53:46 PM
I'm on my second of 2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. I put about 4 ounces of meat and 2 Sargento Blends 4 Cheese Southwest Slices on each one. "Soft, creamy texture of Monterey Jack cheese blends with Chipotle Cheddar, Colby, and Pepper Jack cheeses to make your cheeseburgers exceptional and your flatbreads fantastic." And I finally cracked open a jar of Famous Dave's Signature Spicy "Hell Fire" Pickle Chips that have been chilling since last month. Yummy. But there's no way I'm buying the Devil's Spit Pickle Chips. My taste buds have their limits, and I wouldn't do that to my "best buds". http://famousbbq.com/products/pickles
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 19, 2018, 06:16:56 PM
New combo: I had a peanut butter & chocolate buttercream frosting sammich for supper.  8)
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Post by: Big Frank on March 21, 2018, 02:39:51 PM
Yesterday I ate the same thing as the day before. I still had half a package of buns left and ate 2 beef barbacoa sandwiches today. The meat was already cooked and only needed to be heated, shredded, and reheated. I put 2 slices of cheese on the buns first so all the juice wouldn't soak right through, and microwaved them for another minute. The combination of chipotle and ancho chili peppers and other spices was really good.
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Post by: Majer on March 21, 2018, 04:06:34 PM
Just finished 3 slices of sausage pizza from a local Pizza shop and a bottle of Sweet Tea.I'm stuffed.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 22, 2018, 03:15:49 PM
I used my last 2 buns to make 2 more beef barbacoa sandwiches but with a different cheese. Sargento Blends 5 Cheese Italian Slices. "Sliced natural cheese that blends the creaminess of Mozzarella with Romano, Parmesan, Fontina and Asiago cheeses to bring an authentic Italian taste to hoagies, panini and every sandwich in between." I microwaved the sandwiches for 30 seconds but wanted the cheese melted more and gave them another 30 seconds. The cheese is all melted and gooey, just the way I like it. What ran out on my plate won't go to waste either.
Title: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on March 22, 2018, 03:21:57 PM
Whole Foods, nasty tasting burrito from their food court!

Nasty..

sat across from this pretty fella in full color coordinated, knit everything, scarves knotted just so, manicured GQ model type...

I’m in Carhartt hoodie, jeans and tactical flannel...probably scared the lil fella!

Hint off a holster peaking out...

LOL
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Post by: Big Frank on March 22, 2018, 10:43:19 PM
I had something new for lunch, a Gorton's Shrimp Bowl. It was shrimp and mushroom risotto in a black garlic & wine sauce. Not bad. If I get another coupon I'll try the soba noodles, veggies & soy ginger sauce shrimp bowl. I didn't see the chili lime rice & beans shrimp bowl at the store. There was no room for it. I finished off a key lime pie made with real Key West lime juice for dessert.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 24, 2018, 02:23:26 PM
I'm eating Bourbon BBQ fire grilled chicken chunks. I may have another bag of these in the freezer, where I also have 2 bags of Buffalo ranch fire grilled chicken chunks. https://www.cookedperfect.com/fire-grilled-chicken/
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Post by: Rastus on March 24, 2018, 06:27:58 PM
Pineapple.  Hot peanuts next....
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 25, 2018, 11:27:45 AM
Poutine Poppers. Cheese curds, shredded potatoes, and gravy, in potato breading. https://www.kroger.com/p/private-selection-poutine-poppers/0001111090855
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Post by: red364 on March 25, 2018, 09:27:52 PM
Giant soft shell tacos, with a dollop of daisy... :D
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Post by: Majer on March 25, 2018, 09:56:08 PM
Home made Barbecue Brisket, with just enough heat to clear your sinuses, I still have about 10 pounds of it left. ;D ;D
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Post by: crusader rabbit on March 25, 2018, 10:02:48 PM
Tri-Tip steak on the barbie, just salt and pepper, grilled to a medium rare,  Served with grilled mini-peppers with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic salt, and a side of steamed rice. 

All that was accompanied by a delightful cabernet/merlot blend from Frontera wineries in Chile.

Relatively low cal and very high in the good taste department.

Crusader Rabbit
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Post by: Big Frank on March 28, 2018, 12:16:40 PM
I just had pork potstickers with lime ponzu sauce for breakfast.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on March 28, 2018, 12:19:40 PM
Ted’s Deluxe, toasted!

Muslims, Jews and 7th Day Adventists should avoid a Ted’s Deluxe!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 29, 2018, 03:18:23 PM
I don't know who Ted is, or what a Ted's Deluxe is, but I looked online yesterday and one of the possibilities was a bacon cheeseburger. Time is running out to get a donut burger or cod burger from my favorite burger joint, Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers. The cod burger is the best fish sandwich I ever had. It has a big piece of cod with chipotle mayo IIRC, along with the other toppings, on a brioche bun.

I had a bunch of Crab Rangoon made with 100% rock crab. None of that imitation crab meat. They were covered with a generous amount of sweet chili sauce. For some reason the wontons are shaped very much like pot stickers. Probably because it's easy to make them that way.

They had Pagoda snacks on sale a week or 2 ago at 3 for $5, or whatever price it was for 3 with an e coupon. The coupon could be used up to 5 times at once. I didn't want 15 packages of appetizers and got 9 of them instead. They barely fit in my freezer with all the other stuff I bought.
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Post by: Timothy on March 29, 2018, 04:17:26 PM
Ted’s is a local pizza joint near the shop.

Toasted sub, ham, bacon, roast beef, turkey, capicola, lettuce, tomato, onion, banana peppers, mayo...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 29, 2018, 06:21:04 PM
Ted’s is a local pizza joint near the shop.

Toasted sub, ham, bacon, roast beef, turkey, capicola, lettuce, tomato, onion, banana peppers, mayo...

Mmm. That sounds good. I have a Marie Callender’s Delights dinner in the microwave. Only 300 calories for 11.1 ounces of turkey meatloaf in roasted red pepper tomato sauce, potatoes, and greens. I don't know yet if it's any good, but some of the regular Marie Callender's frozen dinners aren't bad. I buy stuff like that when it's on sale so I can have something different every day without having to cook it all myself.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 30, 2018, 11:01:48 PM
The seasoned leafy greens in that dinner yesterday were chard, kale, and spinach, but tasted like lawn clippings to me. You just can't escape kale these days. It's everywhere. The greens didn't necessarily need a smoked ham hock, but it sure would have helped. So would some mustard greens and hot sauce. I like mixed turnip and mustard greens, and a little kale in the mix is okay too. Collard greens are good, and easy to grow IIRC. I had some in my garden a long, long time ago. The rest of the dinner was okay. I think I have a few more of various kinds of them left. 

The last thing I had was some Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts (no peanuts). The mix has hazelnuts in it and no Brazil nuts, which really surprised me. They used to have filberts (hazelnuts) in the mix, but replaced them with pistachios a few years ago. Now they've replaced the Brazil nuts with hazelnuts. Brazil nuts must be getting too expensive, and harvesting them can be deadly. The nuts are arranged something like segments of an orange, inside a thing that looks similar to a coconut about 4"-6" in diameter, that can weigh up to 2 kilos. Imagine one of those falling from 100 feet or even more. People have actually been killed by them. I also found out years ago that you can light a Brazil nut and it will burn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIT9PMuC4ck
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Post by: Big Frank on April 02, 2018, 06:25:10 PM
I'm eating my free Kinder Joy. The toy that came with it is a little skateboard. They can't legally sell Kinder Surprise, with a toy inside the chocolate egg in the U.S. Since it's illegal to have a toy inside of candy here, they have a toy in one half of the egg and the candy next to it in the other half.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Joy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise

I had to get my free 12 ounce bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's hot sauce no later than tomorrow so I stopped at the store and got those and a few other things. I didn't even know Sweet Baby Ray's made hot sauce.
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Post by: Big Frank on April 04, 2018, 05:14:48 PM
I had 2 pieces of Polish sausage with sauerkraut and Dijon mustard on hotdog buns for breakfast, and whenever I get around to eating lunch I'll have 2 more. I like spicier mustard but that's all I have. Instead of the usual jars of sauerkraut I bought a 2 pound refrigerated bag of it in the meat department. It was worth the $1.49 it cost me, but I'll be eating sausage and sauerkraut the rest of the week to use it up.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 05, 2018, 02:33:53 PM
DiGiorno cheese stuffed crust supreme pizza. It's okay as long as it's hot. I decided not to eat sausage and sauerkraut every day with no breaks in between.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on April 05, 2018, 10:00:50 PM
Being in the final hours of this experience, we are emptying everything that holds cold.  Son came home again to lend a hand and surprised me with supper:  Bacon Hash   ;D  Bacon, ground beef, onion, and torn apart tater tots, topped with fried eggs.  He also found some Andouille in the freezer and fried that up as a side.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 05, 2018, 10:47:34 PM
What experience Mike?

I had some El Monterey charbroiled chicken & Monterey Jack cheese quesadillas for the first time.
http://www.elmonterey.com/6-ct-signature-chicken-monterey-jack-cheese-quesadilla/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 06, 2018, 09:28:16 PM
Chicken Gumbo from The Original Soup Man. Not bad. He's the guy that Seinfeld made the Soup Nazi episode about.

I thought I liked lobster and crab until a couple of weeks ago when I had his Lobster Bisque, and his Crab & Corn Chowder. Both times when I opened the door of the microwave after heating a bowl of soup it stunk. Like shells that have been in the garbage too long after feasting on crab legs.

I didn't care for his Chicken Noodle soup. I had high expectations, but didn't like the combination of spices. Maybe because it had turmeric in the chicken base and more turmeric in the curry powder.
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Post by: Big Frank on April 08, 2018, 11:52:54 AM
I'm eating a California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Recipe Chicken pizza on a Crispy Thin Crust. Maybe too crispy and thin. https://www.cpkfrozen.com/pizza/crust/crispy-thin-crust
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 09, 2018, 08:46:26 AM
Moving.

We loaded all of our worldly crap into a big trailer, and it is now sitting in Chicago until we have posesión of the new place tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 09, 2018, 12:22:46 PM
Chicago?!?!?!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 09, 2018, 11:22:28 PM
I'm having some organic creamy potato leek soup. There's no cream in it, but the potatoes have been pureed. I melted a slice of Gouda cheese in it to give it more flavor. Earlier I had a bowlful with several pieces of hot pepper cheese melted in it. I overdid it and all I could taste was peppers and cheese. This is better.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 15, 2018, 01:22:11 PM
I'm eating La Choy beef chow mein with crispy noodles. I knew I had a can of beef chow mein and a can of chicken chow mein in the cupboard with a big bag of noodles. Last week I found another can of beef chow mein that I forgot about. Since the bag of noodles is open I'll eat all 3 cans of it this week.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 16, 2018, 01:59:47 PM
CPK Sicilian Recipe pizza with salami, spicy ham, Italian sausage, mozzarella and Fontina cheeses, basil and zesty marinara sauce. https://www.cpkfrozen.com/pizza/crispy-thin-crust/16/sicilian-recipe
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Post by: Timothy on April 16, 2018, 03:50:16 PM
Homemade buttermilk pancakes!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 17, 2018, 01:59:04 PM
2 Arby's bacon beef & cheddar sandwiches for $6 with coupon. They had regular beef & cheddar sandwiches for $5 with coupon. I never had them with bacon before so I gave them a try. IMO the extra dollar wasn't worth it.

Yesterday I got an email coupon from Honeybaked ham store that was only good today. It was a tax break special, a Ham Classic sandwich for $4.17 on 4/17. The regular price is $6.49 so I had to jump on that deal. I was hungry and knew one sandwich wouldn't be enough to fill me up. Since I would be driving past Arby's anyway, I clipped a coupon, and stopped there on the way back home. I'll eat my ham sandwich later.
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Post by: Big Frank on April 17, 2018, 10:40:44 PM
Dominosteine (dominoes).

https://www.lebkuchen-schmidt.com/en/Nuremberger-Lebkuchen/Lebkuchen-bags/Dominoes.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominostein
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 18, 2018, 10:57:42 PM
I just had a bunch of dried red tart cherries. They were Montmorency variety, the kind in cherry pies, and a product of the USA. I can't say where in the USA they were grown, but Michigan grows over 90,000 tons of them a year, more than any other state. I tried to convert that into pounds with my calculator and the number was so big it wouldn't work.

They're grown not in Montmorency Township or Montmorency county, but near Grand Traverse Bay where the microclimate is good for growing fruit trees. When it's not buried under tons of lake effect snow, that is.   ;)  Over 500,000 people a year go to the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan in July.
Title: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on April 19, 2018, 06:22:01 AM
180,000,000 lbs

1.8e+8
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Post by: Big Frank on April 19, 2018, 01:57:01 PM
180,000,000 lbs

1.8e+8

That's a whole lot of cherries. I think I ate 5 ounces of them yesterday, but that was dry weight with no pits. I keep forgetting about the calculator Windows has on the Accessories menu. It can go a few digits beyond that on the Standard calculator, and way more in the Scientific and Programmer modes. I don't even know how to use the Statistics calculator.

I looked up some food facts and statistics about Michigan and some of it surprised me. Michigan grows over 125 different crops and leads the nation in the production of several crops, including asparagus; black, cranberry, and small red dried beans; cucumbers; tart cherries; Niagara grapes; squash; red skin potatoes and potatoes for making potato chips. Michigan agriculture contributes more than $101 billion annually to the state’s economy, and is second in diversity only to California.
Title: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on April 19, 2018, 03:59:49 PM
We used to pick cherries in the farms around GR when we were kids!  Didn’t pay well but we ate our fill of cherries to the point of getting sick!

[emoji4]
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Post by: Big Frank on April 19, 2018, 11:44:02 PM
When I was a kid a neighbor across the street would let us pick cherries off the tree in his front yard. And a guy my dad worked with had pear trees, so we got those too and my mom canned a bunch. We had a peach tree, strawberries, raspberries, and rhubarb in the garden, and grapes growing past the top of six foot high fences. There were crab apples at the elementary school, and something that looked like tiny orange colored cherries on a tree I walked past on the way there. A house on the corner had apple trees, and anything hanging over the fence was fair game. There was something to eat growing everywhere I went. We got as many black walnuts as we wanted from my mom's friend. They're great in chocolate fudge and so-so in cookies. We picked chokecherries in the woods and my mom made delicious jelly out of them. We picked blueberries in between four foot tall anthills in the woods too. It's not much fun when you have ants in your pants. Inch long carpenter ants.

Free snacks aren't as plentiful for me now, but a neighbor told me about these big trees at the back of the church parking lot. He said they were mulberries but I thought mulberries grew on a bush. Possibly a bush that a monkey chased a weasel all around. Long story short, I can walk across the street and eat as many mulberries as I want when they're in season. And I suppose I could eat the hickory nuts that the squirrels bring me from 3 houses down.

Long story longer, last summer a friend and I were riding our ATVs in an area many of us rode around before. Some of them snowmobile there too. There are 2 hills we climbed, back and forth, down one and up the other a few times. We stopped for a break at the top of one hill on the edge of a wide open field in the woods. I went back to the top of other hill and wondered what was just a stone's throw away among the trees. Wild blueberries! In all the years he rode past them he never knew they were there. The bushes were full of black blueberries and light blue ones too. When I showed my friend he got excited and said that I found the mother lode. That was the day I found my thrill, on blueberry hill. I ate everything I picked but he took some back to the cabin for pancakes. Wild blueberries almost always ripen a couple of weeks after we all go home from our Fourth of July vacation. These got a lot of sun on one side since it was an open area, and ripened early.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 22, 2018, 02:33:55 PM
I have pork carnitas meat in the microwave. I have to let it cool a minute or so before I take it out and shred it. I'm going to make some sandwiches with that and some good white bread. I'll put a slice of Colby Pepper-Jack cheese on the bread before I put the meat on so it doesn't get soaking wet, then microwave it. Time's up.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 22, 2018, 04:11:50 PM
The store bought carnitas didn't have much seasoning. It was basically sugar, salt, and lime juice. It probably shouldn't have sugar in it. What it should have is chili pepper and cumin, which are in the chili powder I'll sprinkle on the rest of the meat. The chili powder also has oregano and garlic which are in most carnitas recipes. It also has more salt but it should be okay.
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Post by: Big Frank on April 22, 2018, 10:37:52 PM
I'm eating more of the same right now but with chili powder and Mexican-style hot sauce added. I prefer mildly spicy to not spicy at all, and mild to medium is even better. It has a slight burn, not enough for me to drink a lot of water. It's much better now.

I have real Mexican hot sauce in the cupboard but it's not open yet. I have 2 bottles of hot sauce open and 6 more in reserve. 2 bottles are the original red Tabasco, and there are 7 different kinds in total. I like to try different hot sauces but don't like to have more than 2 or 3 open at a time. I don't actually use it very often and don't want it to sit there and go bad.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 23, 2018, 01:51:36 PM
Tater-tots.......... with ketchup.

Yep.

 8)


Last night I did have a piece of battered/fried wild turkey from the gobbler one of my sons shot last week.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 23, 2018, 06:36:48 PM
I had half of a DiGiorno Supreme Crispy Pan Pizza today. It says 6 servings on the box for the Supreme and Three Meat pizzas. The Pepperoni, Four Cheese, and Cheesy Garlic pizzas are 5 servings each, but they don't tell you how to cut a rectangle into 5 equal pieces. If you cut it into 5 parallel strips, 2 will have way more crust than the other 3, and that hardly seems fair. I searched and searched, and finally found this square cut into 5 pieces. Quartering it is much easier and what I did. And I had a double chocolate muffin for dessert.

This solution may also work on rectangles like my pizza. If it does, the area of a rectangle is always length x width. 1/5 of that would be the area of each piece. I finally remembered that, the most basic geometry that I learned 40+ years ago and haven't needed since, after I spent an incredibly long time figuring it out in a more complicated way. I think I'll have some more pizza later. When I finish it, that will be the end of the 5 California Pizza Kitchen and 5 DiGiorno pizzas I bought really cheap. None of them were as good as what I get from local pizzerias.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/21/did-you-solve-it-can-you-cut-cake-correctly
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 24, 2018, 05:45:46 PM
Snausages.

Actually they're bite-size pork and beef smoked sausages. And a chunk of hot pepper cheese to go with it. Man cannot live on snausages alone. Well, you could, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 25, 2018, 11:05:16 PM
I'm eating General Tso's Chicken flavored potato chips. I really like General Tso's Chicken a lot, and when I saw these I bought 2 bags with coupons I had. Too bad they don't taste like General Tso's Chicken. These are ripple cut kettle chips that seem to be made for dipping. I knew I didn't have any potato chip dip, but thought I had nacho cheese dip in the cupboard. There was a single jar of salsa con queso in there. Yes! So I'm having Asian spiced chips with Mexican spiced cheese dip. It tastes better than the chips with no cheese.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 26, 2018, 05:19:37 PM
A chicken salad sandwich and smoked turkey classic sandwich from the Honeybaked Ham store. Buy 1, get 1 free.
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Post by: crusader rabbit on April 27, 2018, 07:35:16 AM
Snausages.

Actually they're bite-size pork and beef smoked sausages. And a chunk of hot pepper cheese to go with it. Man cannot live on snausages alone. Well, you could, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Aren't Snausages little doggie treats?  :o :P

Crusader Rabbit
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 27, 2018, 01:12:54 PM
Aren't Snausages little doggie treats?  :o :P

Crusader Rabbit

Yep. Dogs go crazy for them like I do for sausages.

I'm eating a chili cheese dog on Sara Lee Artesano bread. The bread isn't as tall as it is wide so I had to orient the hotdog horizontally. I put a slice of Colby-Pepper Jack cheese on the bread then a generous amount of chili. A hotdog was microwaving while I did that. I put the hotdog on top and microwaved it some more. There was no way I could pick it up without making a huge mess, so I'm eating it with a knife and fork as an open-face sandwich. The hotdog is a Hebrew National and the meat is 100% beef.
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Post by: Rastus on April 27, 2018, 10:45:09 PM
Rice Chex.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on April 28, 2018, 07:21:40 AM
Coffee with a banana side..
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 29, 2018, 01:51:09 PM
BBQ chicken chunks.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 30, 2018, 03:35:47 PM
Vienna sausage sammich......... high on the hog, indeed (or snouts-n-ears....maybe floor scraps?).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 30, 2018, 04:42:48 PM
Donatos Seriously Meaty pizza. It had pepperoni, sausage and spicy sausage, hardwood smoked bacon, ground beef and smoked provolone cheese on a crispy thin crust. Not bad for a store-bought frozen pizza. If I get another coupon for it I'll try the Hot Pepperoni Zinger.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 01, 2018, 03:06:24 PM
Skillet fried country ham and home-canned green beans.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 01, 2018, 03:50:39 PM
I'm finishing my Cheddar Lit'l Smokies smoked sausages. Snausages!  ;)  They're tasty but too salty for me. I have something I want to bake but it's too hot in here today.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 01, 2018, 04:08:15 PM
Two eggs over easy...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 02, 2018, 11:24:05 PM
Licorice imported from Finland. It was still soft after lying around here for half a year. I'm just about ready to microwave some Totino’s Pizza Rolls MINI Snack Bites. The Combination flavor of course. Why settle for pepperoni when you can have pepperoni AND sausage?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 03, 2018, 01:23:17 PM
Western omelette at Tiny Tim’s diner.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 03, 2018, 03:30:49 PM
Mmm. I love omelettes. Especially with salsa. I had a lot of them for breakfast in the army.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 04, 2018, 05:41:49 PM
I had a dozen apple-wood smoked bacon and Swiss cheese mini-quiches. About 500 calories worth. Yummy.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 04, 2018, 06:26:54 PM
Marinated flatiron steak and veggies!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 05, 2018, 01:36:33 PM
Jalapeno cheddar smoked sausage, tomato & basil Jack cheese, and dill & garlic sauerkraut, on white bread. There's a whole lot of flavor going on.

I want to eat up some smoked bratwurst and other sausages, and fill my freezer with something else.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 05, 2018, 10:39:54 PM
Bob Evans Roasted Chicken Alfredo Pasta. It's something new that I had a coupon for. They also have Creamy Chicken and Noodles that looks good. They call them Family Classics.

https://www.bobevansgrocery.com/products-category/family-classics/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 09, 2018, 04:25:59 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180509/b1c460879b1f97af22339a31adf1e660.jpg)

Yummy
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 09, 2018, 11:10:04 PM
I haven't had scallops in years but I liked them. IIRC they only take a minute to cook. Too much cooking and I think they get tough and rubbery. The only other mollusk I've ever tried was fried clams and didn't care for them. And I'll never eat a raw oyster, no matter what. I won't even say what they look like but it's nothing good.

The last thing I had was 2 sausage, egg, and cheese flatbread sandwiches. I had a smoked beef bratwurst sandwich with cheese and sauerkraut warmed up in the microwave for breakfast. I didn't drain the sauerkraut so my sandwich was a bit wet and sloppy. Warm, wet and sloppy isn't necessarily a bad thing if you have enough napkins to wipe your hands and face off. I think pork bratwurst is better than beef but I had to try it.

A couple of nights ago, I had some Chicken Pad Thai. It was a little spicy but not too much. I could eat a bushel of it before I got tired of it. It had rice noodles and chicken spiced up with garlic, red chili pepper, chopped roasted peanuts, and tamari sauce. Tamari is something like soy sauce but better. BTW, Pad Thai is Thailand's National Dish.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on May 10, 2018, 09:20:56 AM
hmmm..Scallops...It's been awhile...I'll put them on my grocery list....they are good.

Jumbo,  the only time I would do fried was when I used to vacation in Maine..if you didn't have yours prepared by folks who live next to them, give them another try if you get close to a good place.

About oysters....my dad used to fry them and I loved them...but raw were terrible...more for the texture...I reasoned that:  cold and firm-ok, hot and firm-ok, hot and slimy~ok, cold and slimy-nono
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 11, 2018, 01:47:03 PM
Homemade chicken & dumplin's .......... a southern delicacy.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on May 11, 2018, 09:59:35 PM
I had Sirloin tips in gravy over whipped potatoes and Strawberry shortcake for desert.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 11, 2018, 10:12:04 PM
I had soup a little while ago, but a few hours before that I had some pupusas. A pupusa is a thick fried corn tortilla filled with things like cheese, beans, or pork. They're a popular native street food of El Salvador and they're typically served with a side of fermented cabbage slaw. The tortillas cooking smelled really good. Only a tiny fraction of the aroma at my favorite Mexican restaurant, but still good.

Of 10 different kinds made by the same company, I could only find one at the store, kale & pinto bean. Again with *&^%$#@! kale. Why do vegans have to ruin everything? What's wrong with shredded pork carnitas, or chicken and cheese? None of the other 9 kinds had kale, but I get a $3 rebate off these so I gave them a try. Even after putting cheese and salsa and even more cheese on them, they still tasted like glass clippings. If they had the other kinds at the store I would like to try a few of them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pupusa

http://treslatinfoods.com/products/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on May 12, 2018, 09:52:53 AM
https://me.me/i/pro-tip-if-you-stir-coconut-oil-into-your-kale-14847350
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 12, 2018, 05:15:24 PM
Good tip. I'll try to remember that. I'm just about to eat some rotini with sauce and a generous amount of shredded Parmasan cheese for lunch. Breakfast was 2 tuna sandwiches with a bunch of garlic-stuffed olives on the side. The tuna was line and pole caught skipjack from the Pacific Ocean. I was thinking about buying albacore instead, but on the can of skipjack it said it has less mercury in it than most other kinds of tuna. It wasn't packed in oil or water, just some sea salt.

The rotini cost me $1.99 minus a $1.00 coupon. I'll be getting a $1.00 rebate on it too at some point. I'm being paid 1 cent for bringing it home from the store. I don't get paid to eat very often.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weLyEP_hKYc
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 13, 2018, 03:41:03 PM
Bantam Bagels Pretzel Bagels Stuffed with Cheddar Dijon Cream Cheese. https://www.bantambagels.com/

P.S. I'm only getting a $2.00 rebate on the pupusas. The $3.00 rebate is for a package of Ricola Herbal Immunity drops that I already used a $3.00 coupon for, so it's a total of $6.00 off the $7.99 price.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 13, 2018, 05:28:39 PM
Just finished a rib-eye and a tater.  ;D  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on May 13, 2018, 08:46:45 PM
That stinks Peg.  Rub it in. 

I tried some frozen butterfly shrimp....MISTAKE.  Mostly bread..very little shrimp..I mean really tiny.

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 13, 2018, 10:53:38 PM
I had shrimp today too, shrimp scampi for lunch. It was about half shrimp and half butter but tasted good. The last thing I ate was 2 egg rolls. I was only going to have one but the microwave directions on the package were way off. After gnawing on a tough dried out one I heated another one for 25% less time and it was much better. I hope I remember that when I eat the other 2.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 14, 2018, 01:13:50 PM
That stinks Peg.  Rub it in. 

I tried some frozen butterfly shrimp....MISTAKE.  Mostly bread..very little shrimp..I mean really tiny.

Hey, I was planning on a ham sammich....but thanks to it being Mother's Day, my son's decided to grill steaks.  :D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 14, 2018, 03:35:15 PM
So far today I've had some Cuban Style Focaccia Pizza. Stone-baked focaccia bread topped with creme fraiche mustard sauce, bacon, mozzarella, diced pickles, and Emmentaler cheese. It needs ham. I have more pizza in the fridge and I'm starting to get hungry again so it's on the menu.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 16, 2018, 10:56:32 PM
I just had a bowl of Japanese style udon soup. The noodles were already cooked so all I had to do was empty them and 2 little packets into the bowl, add water, and microwave it. I don't normally eat anything vegan, but this way I knew there weren't any dehydrated fish flakes in it. Those totally ruin a bowl of soup IMO.

https://anniechun.com/products/soup-bowls/#udon
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 17, 2018, 12:49:01 PM
Chicken Chile Verde, and I like it.

http://luvoinc.com/our-food/healthy-frozen-meals/chicken-chile-verde/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 17, 2018, 10:55:54 PM
Miso soup. Basically the same as the udon soup I had, but with the addition of red miso and white miso.

Miso is soybean paste fermented with a special kind of Aspergillus mold that's been used in food for at least 2,000 years. Miso may be fermented for less than a week, or for several years, the flavor changing with age. I had a coupon to get $1.25 off 2 bowls of these soups and these were the only 2 kinds in the store, which worked out okay. They're both very mild and IMO either one would be better with a bit of red chili powder.

Am I the only one eating something every day?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on May 18, 2018, 08:28:30 AM
No, you're just the only one who remembers what you ate.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 18, 2018, 11:36:52 AM
No, you're just the only one who remembers what you ate.  ;D ;D ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 18, 2018, 04:50:51 PM
I took me 4 hours but I finally had time to eat breakfast in the middle of the afternoon. I had 2 100% ribeye steak and onion sandwiches with cheese, one without peppers followed by one with peppers. I had a buy 2 8" subs, get 1 free coupon. The 3rd one will be lunch or a late-night snack. Gone by dawn.

They're from a local place called Big John Steak & Onion. They started with one location in Flint back in 1972. Now they have 6 in Flint and 10 more nearby. They have this sauce that's just called red sauce, that I always get on the side in little cups. One is enough for an 8" sub, two is too many. I'm guessing it has tomatoes in it because it's red, and it definitely has some kind of pepper in it, probably black pepper. Maybe some kind of chili pepper too. Whatever it is, I can't eat my steak and onion subs without it. People love it so much they buy it by the bottle.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 19, 2018, 12:49:08 PM
Jose Ole Beef & Cheese Mini Tacos dipped in sour cream. They're a lot better dipped in sour cream or salsa, or both, than plain. I keep getting $1.00 off coupons for Jose Ole snacks and don't like their Taquitos as well as these, Chicken & Cheese Nacho Bites, or the Loaded Beef Nacho Rolled Tacos. The store I go to doesn't have much variety. I like the Rolled Tacos the best but don't want to keep buying the same thing.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 20, 2018, 12:48:36 PM
The only kind of instant ramen I like is NONGSHIM Bowl Noodle, and NONGSHIM Shin Bowl. The last thing I ate was a Kimchi Fried Noodle Dish, seasoned with real kimchi, last night.

NONGHIM Shinramyun is the #1 ramyun in Korea and the U.S. Their Shinramyun Bowl Noodle, called Shin Bowl here, tastes hot to me but Koreans would say it's mild. If you have chapped kips, apply lip balm before eating. It's very good and that's not just my opinion. It's endorsed by professional chefs. If I happen to go down the soup aisle and it's on sale for a dollar instead of $1.29 or whatever it is, I'll buy a couple of them.

http://www.nongshimusa.com/homev2/our-products/

I have some Jose Ole Loaded Beef Nacho Rolled Tacos in the microwave for breakfast. I'm going to check the temperature right now.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 21, 2018, 01:14:50 PM
I ate healthy today...... two corn-dogs, Doritos, and an ice-cream sandwich (Neapolitan).   ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 21, 2018, 01:18:48 PM
Rabbit food...

Salad, with the fixins including bacon..
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 21, 2018, 02:38:35 PM
Ore-Ida Homestyle Hash Brown Casserole made with shredded potatoes, sour cream and cheddar cheese. It would have been great with some breakfast sausage and a couple of fried eggs, but I didn't have either one of those. After 30 minutes in the microwave it was more like shredded potatoes with some mashed potatoes mixed in.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 21, 2018, 06:01:26 PM
Supper in the south...... fried ham, thin-sliced squash (lightly floured and fried) and homemade biskits.


Our garden ain't quite ready, but one of the neighbors in the area gave us a mess of squash and zucchini to cook.... cucumbers too.... (They only have about twenty acres of them).  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 21, 2018, 10:14:30 PM
I'm not a huge squash fan. A friend of mine makes zucchini bread and zucchini crisp that taste amazingly like banana bread and apple crisp. Especially the zucchini bread. That's about all the squash I want, except for pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin pie with a big blob of Cool Whip or whipped cream on it. If I have something with pieces of yellow squash in it, I'll eat it and not pick it out, but I don't like the way it feels when I chew it.

Every fall when I take my mom out for an all you can eat family style chicken dinner for her birthday, a restaurant always gives us a bowl full of locally grown blue Hubbard squash. I tried it and didn't like it, so every year I slide it over to her side of that table and tell her it's all hers. She always eats a little and the rest gets boxed up and taken home with the rest of the leftovers.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 22, 2018, 12:03:25 AM
NONGSHIM brand beef flavor Pho Vietnamese rice noodle soup. I used every bit I could squeeze out of the sriracha packet. The other spices include jalapeno, garlic, ginger and onion, plus some unspecified spices. Traditional pho spices include cloves, star anise, coriander seed, fennel, cinnamon, black cardamom, ginger, and onion. I think this had cinnamon in it too. I liked the heat of it but the combination of spices was too foreign to my taste buds. I didn't put those last 4 bowls of soup in the cupboard when I got home from the store because I was eager to try them. Now I only have regular cans and microwavable bowls of soup.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 22, 2018, 01:00:55 PM
I just had a few Cole's Pretzel Sticks With Pub Style Cheese. I put too much pretzel salt on them, but other than that they tasted good. Their pub cheese filling has jalapenos in it. I was expecting horseradish like Win Schuler’s Bar-Scheeze, which doesn't have the Bar-Scheeze logo on it anymore. Now it's their Original Cheddar Cheese Spread, with the same formula used since the 1950's. After looking at recipes online it appears that bar cheese has horseradish in it, and pub style cheese usually has beer in it, possibly Guinness if it's Irish pub cheese.

My last Chicken Chile Verde is done. Gotta go.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 22, 2018, 05:13:08 PM
My wife makes a great zucchini bread with a hint of cinnamon.
Like with carrot cake, you don't taste the zucchini, it is there to provide extra moisture (same with sour cream poundcake).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 23, 2018, 07:44:28 PM
Hot Saltine crackers (as in cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper flakes) along with ham sammich.



Here's the recipe. The only thing we changed was the garlic for cayenne. If you don't like 'hot' use the garlic.

http://cookingwithjanica.com/fire-crackers-seasoned-saltines/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on May 23, 2018, 09:43:11 PM
Bacon.


'Nuff said.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 23, 2018, 10:37:29 PM
A bowl of white chicken chili with beans, topped with extra sharp cheddar before microwaving.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 24, 2018, 12:22:18 PM
Bacon.


'Nuff said.

Indeed.


I'd rather had bacon than the store-bought lasagna I had for lunch. 
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 24, 2018, 01:54:37 PM
In Maine fer the weekend.  I’ll post pics of some tasty stuff later!

Might mow through a three pounder wif corn and some chowda!

Bout the onliest thing good about New England.

(And the wifey and kid and grand yunguns...). (and stripers, cod flounder, etc)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 25, 2018, 05:50:26 AM
Chowda!!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180525/228f7ff95322b54c329028ac33095fbc.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 25, 2018, 01:18:45 PM
Not much on clam chowder, but I love a good oyster stew (what we suth'nahs call it ... wife makes a good'n when oysters are in season).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 25, 2018, 02:47:44 PM
Lobsta!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180525/c6c74138b03758572f013b05b2b6d168.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 25, 2018, 02:59:04 PM
And turf...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180525/e4fafd30ab479991a4d440147e103050.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 25, 2018, 05:31:58 PM
I'm just having a low budget snack at the moment. Yesterday I got trail mix at Rite Aid, buy one bag, get one bag free. I ate a bagful of some cheesy mix yesterday, and I'm eating Oriental Delight now. I'm most likely going to eat the spicy Cajun mix tomorrow, and another kind the next day.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 26, 2018, 04:18:03 PM
Lobsta!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180525/c6c74138b03758572f013b05b2b6d168.jpg)

Hey, giant crawdad!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 26, 2018, 05:02:25 PM
I'm eating sliced peaches straight from the jar and as cold as my fridge can get them.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 27, 2018, 11:15:02 AM
Warm apple fritter from Congdon’s in Wells!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 27, 2018, 12:07:43 PM
Warm apple fritter from Congdon’s in Wells!

Mmmm. There was a place I went a few times that had the biggest apple fritters I ever saw. But I never had one of theirs when it was still warm.

I haven't had anything to eat yet, but I've only been up a couple of hours. Yesterday I was up something like 5 hours before I had breakfast, then ate a lot in the next several hours.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 27, 2018, 04:51:46 PM
Fried haddock, scallops, butternut squash and tater salad with a warm corn muffin and honey budda washed down with iced tea!

http://mainediner.com
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on May 28, 2018, 04:39:28 PM
Chick-fil-a hot n’ spicey!

Ironically, there was a Hobby Lobby across the parking lot!!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 31, 2018, 05:09:58 PM
Red bell pepper strips with salt, and a side of cottage cheese. I kept forgetting to eat my peppers. I ate a whole pepper and got my day's worth of vitamin C.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on June 01, 2018, 05:55:10 PM
A Smoked Turkey Classic sandwich from Honeybaked Ham store (and a pickle). June is National Turkey Lovers Month so they emailed me a buy one get one free coupon for turkey sandwiches. I'll eat the other one later. Then I'll do a very brief survey online to get a code to buy any sandwich and get another one free.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on June 02, 2018, 08:23:36 PM
Raisin bread toast with butter.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on June 02, 2018, 08:27:56 PM
Raisin bread toast with butter.

I love that stuff. So do raccoons.  >:(  If you're camping out, make sure it's locked up good of they'll steal it. Maybe even on 2 separate occasions, depending on who your friends are.  :'(
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 03, 2018, 08:41:16 AM
This isn't now ... sort of ...

Got my hands on some CAB Outside Skirt from a new plant in Iowa.  After trimming, butterflying, and a quick turn on a hot grill, it was taco time!

Outerskirt Skirt tacos, with cheese, grilled jalapenos, homemade salsa from a good friend, and some Mexican Crema, all on a flour tortilla.

After a busy morning, it is time for a little brunch,  I'm looking at some steak and eggs:  Scrambled eggs with left over outers, jalapeno, and onion, and some shredded cheese over the top.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 03, 2018, 01:48:19 PM
Sounds good Mike.

I had Buffalo ranch flavor fire grilled chicken chunks that I put some mesquite smoke barbecue sauce on. They were already spicy, then they were spicy barbecue.

I keep getting coupons for $1.50 off bags of Cooked Perfect fire grilled chicken which is already $2.00 off at Kroger right now. I already have enough chicken in the freezer but when I can get it for $3.50 off the regular price I have to get more.

https://www.cookedperfect.com/fire-grilled-chicken/

ETA: When I have room for it I'll have some mango peach applesauce. I hope it's good.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 03, 2018, 07:31:28 PM
Added some tomato to the skillet steak and eggs, and it was GOOD!

Was inventorying the freezer this afternoon, and need a larger one!  I cut and packaged 95# of pork loin - I cut the chops thick by going down between each rib, and then cut the sirloin into two pieces per loin.  We also packaged 80# of ground beef into 2# packages. 

Besides the pork loins, we are down to one package of outside skirt, a couple chuck roasts, three packages of pork belly, and one tilapia fillet.  The backribs, chicken breasts, inside skirt are gone, and the ribeye is long gone  :'(

Pork and beef are steady to higher, so it may be awhile for that, especially the ribeye.  However, poultry dropped a little, and shows that if it doesn't go sub buck (boneless skinless breasts), it shouldn't be much over.  Wings are holding, but are when facing football season on the horizon, they aren't going to show any low prices until after the new year.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 04, 2018, 12:22:54 AM
I had another bowl of udon noodle soup. The broth in the other bowlful had a "delicate" flavor and I decided if I ever had it again I'd put a little hot sauce in it. So I gave it 4 shakes of Korean inspired Gochujang chili hot sauce. That was much better IMO but I'm glad I didn't add more hot sauce than that. I tasted a small drop of it on my finger and tasted the garlic right away but it took a couple of seconds for the heat to show up.

I'll probably skip a day before I finish the bag of chicken chunks I had earlier. I need variety.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 07, 2018, 03:51:08 PM
I bought a sandwich and got one free at the Honeybaked Ham store today.

Breakfast was a Tavern Club sandwich: Ham, Smoked Turkey Breast, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, savory mayo and honey mustard on multigrain bread.

I'm getting ready to eat some lunch now. It's a Turkey Bacon Ranch sandwich: Smoked Turkey Breast, provolone cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion and creamy ranch dressing on multigrain bread.

Only good quality ingredients can make the multigrain bread edible.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 07, 2018, 11:28:26 PM
Sweet Chili flavored pistachios.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 08, 2018, 12:28:16 PM
Pancakes!!
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Post by: Big Frank on June 08, 2018, 01:17:15 PM
Pork carnitas meat with no tortillas or chopped onions. After I shredded the meat I put several shakes of Mexican style hot sauce on it. Since I didn't have anything to go with it I melted some cheddar and provolone on it. The next serving will be with salsa and no cheese.
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Post by: Timothy on June 08, 2018, 02:33:26 PM
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Nectar o da gods!
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Post by: Big Frank on June 08, 2018, 02:59:46 PM
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Nectar o da gods!

America's first soft drink, and still the best? I love it, with or without a couple of shots of Jim Beam mixed in.
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Post by: Timothy on June 08, 2018, 03:25:01 PM
America's first soft drink, and still the best? I love it, with or without a couple of shots of Jim Beam mixed in

They've changed the recipe to modern ingredients.  I miss the original from my youth but this is better than nothing.  They've only recently started distribution here in New England, bottled locally.

Polar Beverage here in Worcester does bottling and canning for nearly every major soft drink brand as well as produce their own.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 08, 2018, 06:17:15 PM
They've changed the recipe to modern ingredients.  I miss the original from my youth but this is better than nothing.  They've only recently started distribution here in New England, bottled locally.

Polar Beverage here in Worcester does bottling and canning for nearly every major soft drink brand as well as produce their own.

It used to say aged in oak barrels on every bottle and can. Now it's whatever they can make the cheapest. I like Jamaican ginger beer too, but it's harder to find around here and much more expensive. I used to get a single bottle at a time in a neighboring city on rare occasions, but have little reason to go there since I quit working. It's very spicy so it's not something I would want to drink all the time, but if 12 ounces didn't cost more than 2 liters of Vernor's I might buy it more often.

ETA: Halo Burger, here since 1923, sells Boston Coolers made with Vernor's. Just thinking about it makes me crave one and a QP Burger, or maybe a couple of Olive Burgers. The Halopeno Burger looks good too. I haven't had one of those yet. "Seven Days without a Halo Burger Makes One Weak!"

http://haloburger.com/

Boston Cooler

A Boston Cooler is typically composed of Vernors ginger ale and vanilla ice cream.

The origin of the term "Boston Cooler" lies in Detroit, Michigan, the city in which Fred Sanders is credited with inventing the ice cream soda. The name is a mystery, having no apparent connection to Boston, Massachusetts, where the beverage is virtually unknown. One theory suggests that it was named after Detroit's Boston Boulevard, the main thoroughfare of what was then, according to the theory, an upper-class neighborhood a short distance from James Vernor's drugstore. Boston Boulevard, however, did not exist at the time. The streets and subdivision that became the Boston-Edison neighborhood, approximately five miles from Vernor's drugstore, were not platted nor incorporated into the city until 1891, and its first homes not constructed until 1905, nine years after Vernor closed his drugstore.

It is known that by the 1880s the Boston Cooler was being served in Detroit, made with the local Vernors. Originally, a drink called a Vernors Cream was served as a shot or two of sweet cream poured into a glass of Vernors. Later, vanilla ice cream was substituted for the cream to make a Vernors float. Unlike a float, however, a Boston Cooler is blended like a thick milkshake. Both Sanders soda fountains and Michigan-based Big Boy restaurants (which had Boston Coolers as a signature item until the Elias Brothers sold their franchise to new ownership in the 1980s) used their milkshake blenders to prepare the drink.

It can be found most often in the Detroit region's many Coney Island-style restaurants, which are plentiful because of Detroit's Greektown district influence. National Coney Island is one of the few restaurant chains to list the Boston Cooler in its menu. The Kerby's Koney Island chain lists a Boston Cooler on its menus, but that variant is actually a Vernors float, as the ice cream is not blended. It is also found at the Detroit-area Dairy Queens and at Halo Burger, a Flint, Michigan based fast food chain.
 
A Boston Cooler is also available on the menu at the Chow Food Bar in San Francisco.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 08, 2018, 07:36:39 PM
Wife and I went out for Mexican vittles tonight.
She had chicken fajitas and I did the burrito/chalupa/taco combo.....pretty good eats.



Ginger ale.......... This is good if you can find it. 

(http://cdnbevmo.nrostores.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/9/4/94144.jpg)

Cracker Barrel has a section with old style sodas that are being bottled again using the original recipes (ie: cane sugar instead of corn syrup as the sweetener). I found some there.
My favorite is Red Arrow root beer, though.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 08, 2018, 10:55:56 PM
There's a Cracker Barrel within 6 miles of my house but I've never been there. Maybe I should go take a look. I'd like some birch beer if they have it. Sarsaparilla too. I can't recall having that in decades.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 09, 2018, 01:07:22 PM
Beef barbacoa. Like the pork carnitas yesterday, I don't have any tortillas to eat it on. And no beans or rice as a side dish. Just a pile of beef on my plate, shredded with a fork and soaking in its sauce. It tastes like it has the same spices that are in chili powder; chili peppers, cumin, etc. It's not too spicy but I can feel some heat. That's the way I like it, hot enough to feel it but not hot enough to burn my taste buds off.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 09, 2018, 04:17:37 PM
There's a Cracker Barrel within 6 miles of my house but I've never been there. Maybe I should go take a look. I'd like some birch beer if they have it. Sarsaparilla too. I can't recall having that in decades.


I have a bottle of Sioux City Birch Beer on the shelf that I got the last time I was there, but have not tried it yet.
Ours has sarsaparilla also by Sioux City. It is good stuff. I have bought several bottles when they have it in stock.

Every time I go there I check the clearance table. They usually have a few bottles of Red Arrow on clearance for 1/2 price because the labels are scratched.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 09, 2018, 05:06:37 PM
Sioux City is the only brand I've seen that had root beer, birch beer, and sarsaparilla. It's good stuff. I've mostly seen it served by the bottle at restaurants. I think I can get the root beer without making a special trip for it, but not the others.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 10, 2018, 03:29:10 PM
Chicken flavor Japanese style yakisoba noodles. I added some chopped up chicken. Not a bad breakfast. Cheap too, since the yakisoba was on sale.

Click the link at your own risk. Malwarebytes warns me there's some kind of riskware but other than showing a warning it doesn't affect my computer at all.

Riskware, or “risky software,” describes legitimate software programs that contain loopholes or vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers for malicious purposes.

https://www.maruchan.com/products/yakisoba/chicken-flavor-3/
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 10, 2018, 07:04:17 PM
Beef barbacoa. Like the pork carnitas yesterday, I don't have any tortillas to eat it on. And no beans or rice as a side dish. Just a pile of beef on my plate, shredded with a fork and soaking in its sauce. It tastes like it has the same spices that are in chili powder; chili peppers, cumin, etc. It's not too spicy but I can feel some heat. That's the way I like it, hot enough to feel it but not hot enough to burn my taste buds off.

What cut of beef did you have?
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Post by: Big Frank on June 10, 2018, 08:50:13 PM
What cut of beef did you have?

Mystery meat. Whatever was in the package in Kroger's meat department. I'm too lazy to do any real cooking if I don't have to. All I had to do was heat it up and shred the chunks. It was nice and tender whatever it was. I had a coupon I could use up to 5 times but only bought 1 of those and 1 of the pork carnitas. I froze them until I needed them.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 10, 2018, 10:05:14 PM
Trimmings from chuck, round, strip, etc. most likely.  Kroger doesn't buy true babacoa meats.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 10, 2018, 11:13:16 PM
Trimmings from chuck, round, strip, etc. most likely.  Kroger doesn't buy true babacoa meats.

It was in a factory sealed 16 ounce package. There's no telling what it was or who supplied it. It could be chuck, or mixed leftover pieces. Like the old Wendy's commercial said, parts is parts. It was something with the fat cooked out of it. I didn't see any fat in the meat, and the juice didn't have much fat when it was still cold. It doesn't matter what it was because it was tender and tasty, and someone else did all the work for me. I don't care if it wasn't cooked  in a hole in the ground covered with maguey leaves in true barbacoa fashion either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_oem9BqUTI
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Post by: Rastus on June 11, 2018, 06:25:15 AM
Trimmings from chuck, round, strip, etc. most likely.  Kroger doesn't buy true babacoa meats.

Babacoa?
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 11, 2018, 07:33:57 AM
Fat fingers and tired eyes.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 11, 2018, 03:58:33 PM
Babacoa?

I didn't even notice that. Sometimes my mind fills in the blanks automatically. If I didn't have everything spell checked as I typed, I'd mess up way more than I already do. And I'm not going to refer to Mike as Babs from now on. It wouldn't be nice.  ;D

I had 2 Whoppers today and nothing else so far. They weren't great, but they were filling. I used a buy one, get one free coupon. I threw away 2 more of the same coupon that expired last month, and have another one left that's good until next month. I won't go to Burger King without a coupon.

I have a slice of Twix pie in the fridge for later. The picture looked good on the menu that I had 5 minutes to look at while waiting for my order to be taken. I walked in and went right up to the cash register where I was ignored while they filled other people's orders. One person usually stops filling orders long enough to take a new order, but not today.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 12, 2018, 02:58:31 PM
Pulled pork shoulder with butter-peas and mac & cheese.



Got some fresh blueberries today, so either a cobbler or a blueberry pound-cake is in the near future.  :D
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Post by: Big Frank on June 13, 2018, 05:06:13 PM
Diced pears. I haven't had whole pears in a long time, but these canned pears are good too.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 14, 2018, 12:11:20 AM
I have a bowl of chocolate chip instant oatmeal in front of me that's a little too hot to eat. I never had it before but it smells okay. I haven't been grocery shopping a week or two. I had 5 boxes of instant oatmeal in the cupboard so I didn't need milk for my cereal, but I need to buy some other things soon.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 14, 2018, 11:56:00 AM
A good ol' 1/2 pound Angus burger.
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Post by: Timothy on June 14, 2018, 12:05:57 PM
Home made burritos on whole grain tortillas
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Post by: Big Frank on June 15, 2018, 05:58:47 PM
I had just 2 more Turkey Classic sandwiches from the Honeybaked Ham store, roast turkey this time, and I'm stuffed. I should have waited a couple more hours before I ate the second one. They were buy one get one free, and the receipt has a survey code to buy one sandwich of any kind and get another one free. As long as they keep giving me coupons I'll keep going back. I think I know already what one of my next 2 sandwiches will be.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 16, 2018, 01:26:04 PM
Mongolian Beef. It's a Birds Eye Voila! Selects frozen meal in a bag. I never had one of these before but since I had a coupon I gave it a try. It has too many green beans and not enough beef. After cooking for 14 minutes I need to soak the pot I cooked it in. It says to use a non-stick skillet with a lid but I don't own one. I used to cook frozen meals like this in the same pot in my microwave, but my new microwave has a turntable and the pot handle won't allow it to turn. I have a Pyrex mixing bowl I should try the next time.
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Post by: Rastus on June 16, 2018, 02:03:42 PM
Grilled hamburger with celery salt, coriander, dill seed and pepper well done with some of that cheddar cheese stuff on top.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 17, 2018, 03:08:56 PM
I bought another pound of pork carnitas meat and some flour tortillas yesterday, and had some for breakfast today. I know it would be better with diced onion and tomato, and a slice or two of avocado, but I forgot to get anything like that until after I was home. I have almost 1/2 gallon of salsa so I put some roasted garlic salsa on one. I put Mexican style hot sauce on another one but couldn't taste it. I'll have one with more hot sauce on it tonight. I only need half a package of tortillas for that amount of meat. I'll make some kind of sandwiches from them.

I had carnitas at a local restaurant by accident once. I actually ordered some kind of combination plate. The waitress came by a while later and and said my carnitas would be ready in 10(?) minutes. It only took me a second or two to decide that sounded good too and I'd try it. They were good.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 18, 2018, 07:13:45 PM
Nothing remarkable about today's meals. I had a pint of broccoli and cheddar soup for breakfast, and I'm way overdue for lunch. I have 3 tortillas and 2 jalapeno & cheddar smoked sausage links left in the fridge. Roll 'em if ya got 'em. The last tortilla will most likely be a Nutella taco.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 19, 2018, 12:49:36 PM
Two Red Hot Chicago, Chicago style hot dogs and fries
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Post by: Timothy on June 19, 2018, 12:59:17 PM
“Date Ender”

Garlic roast beef, onions, maters, lettuce, Swiss cheese with abundant horseradish sauce on a hogie roll...
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Post by: Big Frank on June 20, 2018, 02:37:59 PM
4 cheese pizza. The main ingredient of the cornmeal crust is wheat flour. I had 5 coupons from $1.00 to $3.00 off on 4 brands of pizza and bought all 5 the other day. Today was cool enough to bake one so this is it. I'll eat the whole 8" pizza and may bake a regular pizza tomorrow if it's cool enough then too.
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Post by: Timothy on June 20, 2018, 04:16:22 PM
I’m about to marinate and grill up some fresh striper caught about 48 hours ago off Nantucket!
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Post by: Big Frank on June 21, 2018, 11:17:31 AM
Alsatian style tarte flambée thin crust pizza. It has olive oil and Grana Padano sauce, bacon lardons, crème fraîche, white onions, and a pinch of parsley. The sourdough crust was baked on a white granite stone. Grana Padano is like Parmigiano-Reggiano but it's not aged as long.

I wanted something else more than I wanted pizza but it was nice and cool this morning. Not anymore. It may be too hot to bake anything else for a few months. As the old saying goes, I had to strike while the iron is hot. Or before it's too hot.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 21, 2018, 11:50:39 AM
Chicken salad sammich and lemonade.

After looking at the garden, I sense some fried green t'maters on the horizon.  ;D
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Post by: Big Frank on June 22, 2018, 03:47:21 PM
BBQ Smoked Stacker sandwich and Roast Beef and Cheddar sandwich from the Honeybaked Ham store. Buy 1, get 1 free.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 22, 2018, 08:31:46 PM
I’m about to marinate and grill up some fresh striper caught about 48 hours ago off Nantucket!

Yummy!
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Post by: Timothy on June 23, 2018, 10:47:19 AM
Yummy!

OH YEAH!

Light virgin olive oil, salt pepper, dash of Ol' Bay, minced garlic, shallot marinade...  Grilled to just cooked...  Yummy for true!!!!
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Post by: Big Frank on June 23, 2018, 07:51:51 PM
I had a $1.00 coupon for Saffron Road brand frozen entrees, which I couldn't pass up since they were already on sale for $1.49 off. I tried something I never had before, Chicken Biryani with Basmati Rice. It's inspired by the style of biryani in Hyderabad, India. I'm glad they used dark meat chicken instead of goat. It has a strong smell of turmeric and spices I can't identify. It's not too hot but has a good amount of spiciness. I think I should go to an Indian restaurant and try something new there.

https://saffronroad.com/our-products/chicken-biryani/
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Post by: Timothy on June 24, 2018, 09:58:38 AM
Prime rib, 16 oz end cut, mid rare with horseradish sauce and au jus with mixed veggies...

Unsweetened ice tea..
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Post by: Big Frank on June 24, 2018, 03:07:11 PM
I'll trade you Timothy. I'm eating White Castle cheese sliders from the frozen foods department. I only bought a 6-pack of them to get a free bottle of White Castle mustard. I got Düsseldorf mustard rather than horseradish mustard. If I was actually craving White Castle, I would have gone 0.9 miles past the store and got some double jalapeno cheese sliders and a side of onion chips or loaded fries.
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Post by: Timothy on June 24, 2018, 03:20:13 PM
Best part, Frank...  had a $25 gift card so it was almost free!
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Post by: Big Frank on June 24, 2018, 04:06:33 PM
Best part, Frank...  had a $25 gift card so it was almost free!

Almost free is my second favorite thing. :D

P.S. I got a free half gallon of Ocean Spray Diet Cran-Blackberry and 40% off my grocery bill. Free is my favorite.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 24, 2018, 11:09:40 PM
The last thing I had was ice cream, after I had a Gorton's Shrimp Bowl. It was a Stir Fry with Soba Noodles. Soba is Japanese for buckwheat. I had one of Gorton's Black Garlic & Wine Risotto shrimp bowls before. The only one I haven't tried yet is a Chili-Lime Rice & Beans shrimp bowl. I didn't see that in the store but I'll look again if I get another coupon.
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Post by: Pathfinder on June 25, 2018, 08:43:07 AM
BBQ chicken with early season peaches & cream corn on the cob (from Florida, still . . . ), topped by fresh SC peaches on top of bourbon butter pecan ice cream. It's good to live in near the South!
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Post by: Big Frank on June 25, 2018, 01:22:37 PM
I bought more frozen pizzas. Today I ate half of a Chicago's Home Run Inn pizza with uncured pepperoni and their own homemade Italian sausage.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 25, 2018, 03:23:39 PM
Ham, lettuce and (fresh out of the garden) t'mater sammich.

Wife's got a crockpot of homemade spaghetti sauce stewing using fresh garden tomatoes. Once everything is just right, we'll can them. Nothing like spaghetti using ones own sauce and ground deer meat instead of beef.

Also ate about a 1/2 box of Nerds candy.  ;D
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Post by: Big Frank on June 26, 2018, 04:39:39 PM
Hatch Chili & Cheese Puffs. They're puff pastries filled with cream cheese, Monterey Jack, Hatch chilies and green chilies. They were hotter than I remember from last time, but not too hot.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 27, 2018, 08:01:39 AM
Pecan swirl and coffee for breakfast.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 27, 2018, 03:05:13 PM
Organic blue corn Tostitos and Chi-Chi's salsa con queso.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 29, 2018, 06:44:51 PM
Jalapeno poppers and salsa. I've been up about 9 hours and that's all I've had so far. I'm so tired I almost went to bed instead of visiting here. Maybe I'll be okay once I get more food in me.
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Post by: Big Frank on July 01, 2018, 01:21:55 PM
It's too hot to cook again but I bought some DEVOUR brand frozen dinners a week ago. I was looking for something I had a coupon for and saw these on sale, so I bought one of everything they had. I just had Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac & Cheese. Not bad. If it wasn't for things like this that I can microwave I would go hungry all summer. Especially when there's one heat advisory after another.

http://www.devour-foods.com/en
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Post by: Big Frank on July 01, 2018, 10:37:51 PM
I got a bag of jalapeno cheddar bean chips 75% off yesterday. They don't taste as good as corn tortilla chips, but I nuked a can of hot chili with no beans and I'm scooping it up with the chips. Neither one is that great but I like the spiciness they have together, and it will help fill the hole in my belly. That's the main thing.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on July 02, 2018, 10:45:42 AM
If you like a good dip, try this:

Sausage Dip
1 pound of mild pan sausage
1 can of Rotel
1 pack of cream cheese

Brown the sausage in a skillet or pan and when done add the Rotel and cream cheese. Stir it all together until it's all mixed and the eat it with tortilla chips (I like to use the scoop style).
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Post by: PegLeg45 on July 12, 2018, 11:27:46 AM
Cathead biscuits and skillet-fried cured ham.

If you can find it, Sugardale Ham is some good stuff.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on July 17, 2018, 11:25:42 AM
A box of Choice Strips followed me home from work Friday night.  I cut one Sunday, and fifteen minutes on the grill gave a perfect, tender, juicy steak.  My last meal ... before surgery, was left over steak and corn on the cob.

As for last/current, I'm munching some crackers to get my stomach back on track and ready for a real meal.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on July 17, 2018, 11:46:30 AM
My wife makes a fine chicken salad, and I just had a sandwich made with said chicken salad.
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Post by: Majer on July 17, 2018, 11:58:36 AM
Cheese pizza with leftover meatballs on it and Sweet Tea to drink.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on August 17, 2018, 02:05:14 PM
Coconut & Sweet Chili Shrimp Purses from Thailand.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on August 17, 2018, 04:33:45 PM
Tuna salad and a lemon propel.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on August 17, 2018, 07:04:34 PM
Had a jr baconator from Wendy's.... chili instead of fries (I'll eat it tomorrow) for supper.

Had a hearty southern-style breakfast, though. We got up around 4 AM and went to our church's kitchen to make breakfast for the HS football team. Our cooking crew prepared 30 dozen eggs, 5 gallons of grits, cathead biscuits, 2 1/2 gallons of sausage gravy, link sausage (deep fried) and sliced cured ham.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on August 18, 2018, 05:43:45 PM
Freeze dried apple slices with no other ingredients.  A 20 gram bag has 15 grams of sugar so I won't be buying these anymore. It also has 2 grams of dietary fiber for a total of 17 grams of carbohydrates. I'm trying to figure out what the other 3 grams are, since there are no other carbohydrates, no protein, and no fats of any kind.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: red364 on August 18, 2018, 06:53:12 PM
A BLT, with deliciously juicy home grown tomatoes!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on August 19, 2018, 01:50:48 PM
A BLT, with deliciously juicy home grown tomatoes!
I love ya Red but deliciously juicy home grown bacon gets me hotter’n tamaters!

LOL
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on August 25, 2018, 09:23:50 PM
I just finished a 5 ounce package of SeaPak On-the-Go Shrimp & Cocktail Sauce. It had 3 ounces of shrimp and 2 ounces of sauce. 10 grams of protein and 105 calories for the whole thing. Maybe 85 calories because I poured some of the sauce down the drain. I bought it frozen yesterday and thawed it in the fridge overnight.

A while before that I ate 4 clementines. They were so good I wanted more but that was enough. I'll save some for tomorrow. They were supposed to be Chilean mandarins, but when I bought them on the last day of the sale they were clementines from Peru. That suits me just fine because they taste even better. Besides getting them on sale (1/2 off?) I also had a 50 cents off e coupon for a 3 pound bag. And I got $2.00 off a $2.99 bag of snacks I may try later tonight. It's nice being able to get 37% off my whole bill.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on August 26, 2018, 06:13:46 PM
A slice of ten-layer cake with chocolate icing.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on August 26, 2018, 06:37:26 PM
I wish I could trade with you PegLeg. I just finished some potato salad that I added bacon bits and shredded cheese to. I don't buy potato salad often, but when it's $2.99 for 3 pounds I do. There's a second carton in the fridge that I'll try to eat this week, but if I don't finish it, it's going in the cooler this weekend. I was busy all afternoon and evening so lunch was 7:00-7:30 p.m. All I had before that was some Eggo waffles that I'm thinking about finishing when I get hungry again.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on August 27, 2018, 03:19:26 PM
I bought some frozen garlic bread a couple of days ago, and already had sandwich size pepperoni slices and shredded cheese in the fridge. I had the bright idea to combine them. I had 8 slices of garlic bread baked the recommended time. Flipped over. Topped with 1 ounce (6 slices) of pepperoni each. And about 3/4 ounce of a Mexican style blend of 4 cheeses each. Then baked another 5 minutes.

I had to wait 1/2 hour after I took a pill to eat. When it was time, I microwaved 2 slices on a paper plate. Then dumped them on the floor. ****! I won't repeat the exclamation I used. Let's just say that it wasn't, "Oh, goody." So the bread goes in the compost bin, and the rest goes in the trash, which will likely get torn up before it gets picked up tomorrow. Time for round 2. I nuked 2 more slices, got a solid 2-handed grip on the plate, then ate them for breakfast. I should only have used half as much pepperoni. It was all I could taste. That's all I had so far today. Everything was on sale when I bought it so I'm a little less upset at wasting 1/4 of it. Maybe I only paid for the other 3/4 of it. ???
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on August 28, 2018, 11:47:07 AM
Jalapeno and cheese sausage dog.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on August 28, 2018, 01:08:38 PM
My own beef stew, scratch made...all the right stuff...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on August 29, 2018, 11:15:22 AM
Sub-standard Little Caesar's five meat pizza......usually really good for cheap pizza, but they took it out of the oven before the crust was as done as normal. But, with my stomach growlin' I guess it did what I needed it to do.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 06, 2018, 10:01:51 PM
I eat cereal almost every night and used up the last of my milk last night, so I have a bowl of instant oatmeal in front of me now. I'll go buy milk before I run out of oatmeal.

In case you're wondering, cereal doesn't give me heartburn nearly as bad as the hot and spicy, and sometimes greasy, things I like to eat earlier in the day. Once in a great while I'll get heartburn at night anyway, but it's usually when I just plain ate too much, too close to bedtime.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on September 07, 2018, 06:33:49 AM
Malfunctioning gall bladder?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 07, 2018, 07:43:37 PM
Malfunctioning gall bladder?

Hiatal hernia. I've had it for at least a couple of decades. When I asked my doctor what a hiatal hernia was, he said there's a hole in my diaphragm and my stomach is trying to push up into my chest. :o There's only supposed to be a small hole for your esophagus to go through but mine's too big or my diaphragm is too weak. I used to have heartburn and acid reflux a lot. My doctor told me not to eat anything greasy or spicy. Yeah, right. ::) I can eat anything I want to, as long as I don't eat too much and I don't lay down for awhile. Tomato sauce is my kryptonite. It gives me heartburn if I have too much, but if I eat 2 or 3 raw tomatoes at a time it doesn't even bother me. I don't know why.

I just looked online and one of the possible causes of a hiatal hernia is lifting heavy objects. When I was a teenager or pre-teen I was stronger than I am now. I grabbed hold of the front bumper of a Honda Civic and lifted it up. I wasn't sure if it came off the ground or not, but one of friends said the front wheels came right off the ground. Another time I put my butt against the left rear fender of a Datsun 240Z, grabbed the edge of the wheel opening with both hands, lifted and pushed, and slid the back of the car over. It moved about a foot and a half IIRC. That hurt my hands so bad I never tried it again. I wouldn't even try it with gloves on. If something else stupid I was doing when I was in elementary school didn't strain my diaphragm, I think that would have done it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 08, 2018, 02:24:02 PM
Home Run Inn sausage & pepperoni pizza. It's the last of my frozen pizzas until I get coupons for more. I've had $2 or $3 off coupons for Screamin' Sicilian pizzas in the past and want another one sometime, but they're overpriced. I'll buy one for $3 off but not full price. Their Mambo Italiano, with pepperoni and Italian meatballs, is one of the best frozen pizzas I've had. Better than what I just ate.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 09, 2018, 01:05:34 AM
I'm not eating them yet but on Labor Day I got 5 packages of Ball Park Angus Beef Franks for $1.99 each. And 5 boxes of Life cereal for 99 cents each. Total price $14.90. My savings $28.00. I saved 65% off my bill and wanted to mention that before I forget again. I have lots of sausage and hot dogs in the freezer, 2 pounds of sauerkraut in the fridge and 2 more pounds in the cupboard. Now all I need is buns or bread.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 09, 2018, 11:17:39 PM
I just had some fire grilled boneless chicken thighs, with 2 ounces of medium cheddar because...

it's cheese! No other reason is needed. Next on the menu - maybe some applesauce (no sugar added).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 12, 2018, 03:19:47 PM
I took my mom to Texas Roadhouse yesterday. I'm the only one who will take her out . She embarrassed my brothers so much they won't go anywhere with her. We were both enjoying our fresh baked bread with honey cinnamon butter. Then we tried our appetizer of Rattlesnake Bites, dipping them in either Cajun Horseradish sauce or Ranch dressing. Then she did the unbelievable. Instead of buttering her bread, she put Cajun Horseradish sauce on it before I could stop her. Waving my hands around didn't get her attention. When she spread some Ranch dressing on too I didn't even try to stop her. Apparently when you lose your senses of smell, hearing, sight, and your mind, it doesn't enhance your other senses. She lost her sense of taste too.

https://www.texasroadhouse.com/menu/interactive-menu/starters/rattlesnake-bites

After she ate a few of the salted in the shell peanuts she took the rest of them home in her purse, where all the extra coffee creamer went, and in her jacket pockets. Yes, she wears a jacket in summer, and I'd bet good money she had long johns on under her jeans and sweatshirt. She took a whole bucketful of peanuts home but left the bucket. I wouldn't have been surprised if she tried to take the bucket home too. I hate when she does that because I always end up picking up peanuts on the passenger side of my truck. One even managed to fall into the hinge area where the seat back folds. I spent a few minutes trying to find it after it fell in there but couldn't. After I got home I spent another 5 minutes with my brightest flashlight finding that peanut and getting it out. I could just barely reach it with an un-sharpened pencil and nudged it around until I could reach it with one finger, and eventually got it out.

Everything that didn't go in her purse or pockets went into 2 takeout boxes, which she nearly always has upside down and fills the lid. I couldn't tell her to flip it over because even with 2 hearing aids in she rarely understands anything I say. I kept pointing at the box and motioning with my hands for her to flip it over. Even when she was looking right at me she didn't do it. Not even after she pointed at the 2 holes in the lid where gravy was leaking out of one. I kept trying to get her to flip it over so it wouldn't leak all over. Finally when she finished her cold coffee and was ready to leave, I flipped it over and wiped the gravy off with a napkin. Instead of hanging onto the boxes on the way back to her house, she set them on the floor. On an angle against the transmission hump rather than flat on the floor, of course. I had to wipe up a bit of gravy while I was searching my truck for hidden peanuts, and pieces of shell from the one she ate when we were within 3 blocks of her house. I guess she got hungry riding across town since she didn't eat much at the restaurant. In other words, yesterday was a typical dinner out with my mom. I had a steak.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: red364 on September 12, 2018, 05:08:45 PM
You're a good son Frank!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 12, 2018, 08:31:42 PM
Thanks Red. I try to be. I didn't know if anyone would read that, but I felt like I had to get it out of my head and onto the screen. I think I only lost my temper with her once, when we had plans to go out for dinner. When I went to pick her up... she was just finishing dinner. >:( You wouldn't want to see me when I'm angry. >:( You can only reschedule dinner so many times before it gets really annoying. My brothers get so p.o.'ed that they yell at her a lot, so she likes me, no one's favorite child, the best now. She's even told me she only has one son and his name is Frank.

I can get 2 more free appetizers and a free entree at Texas Roadhouse, and we should each get another free appetizer apiece for our birthdays. So the peanut situation will definitely come up again. And again. Annnd again. We each get a free dinner for our birthdays at Zehnder's, and across the street from it at the Bavarian Inn, in Frankenmuth, aka Little Bavaria. So she'll have 4 more chances to embarrass me.

And while we're there we should each get a free ornament at Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland, The World's Largest Christmas Store. They have a replica of the Stille-Nacht-Kapelle, The Silent Night Chapel, in Oberndorf bei Salzburg in Austria. It's a monument to the Christmas carol Silent Night and it's writers, Joseph Mohr Franz and Xaver Gruber. The original stands on the site of the former St. Nicholas's Church, where Silent Night was performed for the first time on December 24th, 1818.

I think it does us both good to get out of the house, and my mom tells me she appreciates it. The pics will give you an idea what we see in Frankenmuth. It's also the home of Greta Van Fleet, currently one of the hottest bands on the planet. They're all over the radio, talk shows, YouTube, you name it. Take a peek at the links if you'd like.

https://bavarianinn.com/dine/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zehnder's

https://www.zehnders.com/zehnders-dining-frankenmuth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronner's_Christmas_Wonderland

https://www.bronners.com/topic/history-of-silent-night-chapel.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=fn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent-Night-Chapel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Van_Fleet

Rock on. How's that for thread drift? ;D

P.S. The wait staff at the restaurants in Frankenmuth really do dress in German type costumes, including lederhosen for the men.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 12, 2018, 10:48:34 PM
Back on topic. I had a SmartMade Black Beans & Cheese Over Cilantro-Lime Rice bowl. It was on sale so I tried it. Since there's no meat in it, I added 2 Sargento Blends 4 Cheese Southwest Slices - Monterey Jack, Chipotle Cheddar, Colby, and Pepper Jack cheese. Edible. Not incredible. The cheese alone tastes better to me.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 13, 2018, 03:31:19 PM
Pancakes and sugar free syrup. :-\
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on September 14, 2018, 11:07:24 AM
You're a good son Frank!

+1

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 14, 2018, 06:51:30 PM
+1

Thanks Peg. Someone has to be. In my family it looks like I'm it.

I just ate a bunch of Jack Link's Original Beef Sticks. They're better than Slim Jims, which I always thought had a texture like chewed up paper (think spit wads). My stomach feels even emptier than it did before I ate them. It's time for something else soon.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on September 15, 2018, 11:55:23 AM
Thanks Peg. Someone has to be. In my family it looks like I'm it.

I just ate a bunch of Jack Link's Original Beef Sticks. They're better than Slim Jims, which I always thought had a texture like chewed up paper (think spit wads). My stomach feels even emptier than it did before I ate them. It's time for something else soon.

The only Slim Jim sticks I've found that are good are the grass-fed ones. They are three shorter sticks in a pack and are not as greasy as normal beef sticks.

(http://www.slimjim.com/uploads/product-m/SJP_PRODUCT_PAGE_lockup_400x500.png)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 15, 2018, 04:27:03 PM
I'll have to try those some day. There's deli near where I used to work that has a box full of unwrapped smoked hunter's sausage sticks by the counter. The regular flavor was good IIRC but the hot sausages were really good. There are several gas stations/jerky outlets on I-75 farther north of here. I sometimes stop to get some when I go camping and riding my ATV. They have some good sausages, and thick moist jerky that needs to be refrigerated, in several flavors. Mmm. I have to go up north and do some riding. I've had their jerky for breakfast on my way up several times. My friends help me finish whatever's left of a 1 pound bag or two 1/2 bags.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on September 15, 2018, 06:33:39 PM
Four years ago we had a whole deer processed into jerky for $70. It was much better than store-bought jerky.

Right now I'm snacking on some locally fried pork skins.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 15, 2018, 08:10:50 PM
Venison jerky is great.

I've only had mass produced pork rinds from stores and vending machines. They normally have plain, barbecue, and hot. I like barbecue the best but think I'm due for a bag of hot ones. They also sell bags of cracklins that are smaller and hard.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 16, 2018, 11:57:19 AM
Bread and "butter". I had a coupon for a loaf of breakfast bread. Michigan Blueberry Lemon Streusel sounds good, but I bought the Sugarhouse Maple Streusel instead. I toasted some and slathered it with margarine last night. It was really good and I'll be toasting some more in a few minutes. There are only 11 slices in a one pound loaf. The only way to divide it evenly without fractions is one slice apiece for 11 people or 11 slices for one person. It's a good thing I don't have to share. I'm going to buy the blueberry lemon too, even without a coupon. The 53% I saved on my bill last night will more than cover the $2.69 it costs.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 16, 2018, 03:04:28 PM
Man cannot live by bread alone. So I had 2 all beef hot dogs made with brisket. That should hold me for awhile.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on September 19, 2018, 11:01:14 AM
A big slice of cured hog's rump and some cat-head biscuits for lunch.  8)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on September 19, 2018, 01:22:07 PM
Homemade Venison Stroganoff with bowtie macaroni.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 19, 2018, 07:32:47 PM
I only had homemade venison Stroganoff once in my life, but I remember it being the best venison I ever had.

I took my mom to Texas Roadhouse again today. I had 2 pork chops. She had a steak and ate like an animal. The waitress may as well have tossed it on the floor for her. She's in her 90s, so it's too late to teach her any table manners.

We didn't go Monday because she couldn't hear the phone when I kept calling all day to see if she wanted to go. Same thing Tuesday, so I went over to see if she was still among the living. She was sleeping on the couch, covered up with a blanket because it was only 88 degrees in the house. I woke her up and took her to the store, eventually. One of her hearing aids was wrapped in toilet paper in her coin purse. I still haven't found the other one. She hasn't heard much I've said in 2 days. Or 2 years for that matter.

Half of her foreign coins were missing from where I put them, but the sign saying, "FOREIGN MONEY. DO NOT SPEND." was still there. The other half was in a Ziploc bag with her other change. 1,000 pesos is an American coin, right? ::) I spent a good hour sorting it all out again. I found a 1952 George W. Carver-Booker T. Washington half dollar in it. I've never seen anything like it. The highest price paid at auction for one was $17,250. Hers isn't that good but still has over $5 worth of silver in it. It's good thing I picked it out of the bag. The rest of her American change went in a Coinstar machine and she had more than enough change to pay for her groceries, again. She had over $80 worth one time and we have to keep taking more change in.

When I went to pick her up today she was sleeping on the couch again, with the door not just unlocked, but wide open. Anyone could walk right in and take whatever they wanted. I told her she didn't need a coat today, but she filled her pants pockets with peanuts at the restaurant. When they were full, she started filling up her purse. It was enough peanuts to fill a medium size mixing bowl. No telling where she'll put the bowl.

My breakfast today was a gyro. They're cheaper if you buy 3 at a time and I have 2 left. Yesterday's breakfast was Thai style green curry chicken.
Title: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on September 19, 2018, 07:47:07 PM
Texas Roadapple pork chops aren’t bad!

I like their green beans with garlic and seasoning too!  Their rolls with honey butter are addictive!

Peanuts sell beer...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 19, 2018, 08:18:03 PM
The peppercorn sauce for the chops was a bit salty and the brown gravy on the mashed potatoes was even saltier. But I'm used to food being too salty. It seems Salt = Flavor to a lot of people. My dessert was a roll with butter. I couldn't eat anything else. I almost ordered the green beans, but got a Caesar salad instead, because I've had them before and like them. I didn't know they weren't just plain green beans or I would have tried them. We still have more free appetizers coming, so we'll be going back. I'll try to remember to get green beans.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on September 20, 2018, 06:21:20 AM
Coffee.  Dark roast.  No trimmings....straight and hot.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on September 20, 2018, 11:23:33 AM
Smoked link sausage on leftover biscuits.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on September 20, 2018, 06:33:45 PM
Do you put mustard on those biscuits with the sausage?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on September 20, 2018, 06:42:54 PM
Good smoked sausage needs no help!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 20, 2018, 08:50:55 PM
Not the last thing I ate, but breakfast was chicken bibimbap, and now my spellchecker is like, huh? The last time I went to stir it I was too late. Some of it stuck to the bottom of the skillet. I ate the rest of it and it didn't taste burnt. Just a little bit spicy, not like real Korean food would be. I started filling the skillet with water and scraping with a big spoon. It was almost clean before the water got to the top. I ate a lemon EPIC performance bar in between getting up to stir my food. Only 5 ingredients including the lemon oil. It was free from Kroger and I also got one of their 100% grass fed bison bars for free before.

I got the lemon bar when I took my mom shopping. I stopped pushing the cart and looked back to see where she was, and saw her putting 2 different flavored bars in her purse. I had to go back and tell her to put them back. I didn't even ask her what she thought she was doing. Every time she sees a 4 foot high sign that says Free Friday Download and shows a picture of the product, she only sees the word free.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibimbap

https://epicbar.com/epic-performance-detail/55
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on September 21, 2018, 11:33:35 AM
Do you put mustard on those biscuits with the sausage?

No. Mustard is OK on a sausage-dog, but not on biscuits....... da' heck I look like, Karl Childers?   :o  8)  ;D



That being said, today's lunch was leftovers from last night's supper: boneless pork-chops in gravy with green peas (locally grown), rice, and deviled eggs.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 21, 2018, 06:54:55 PM
The only thing I've had so far today was Green Curry Shrimp Potstickers from Thailand. It said to cook 6 of them in a medium non-stick pan. I don't have any non-stick cookware at all, but they didn't stick to my large cast iron frying pan. I used a little too much oil, but I have two more packages of them to get it right. They were good and the curry made my tongue tingle but not feel like it was burning.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 21, 2018, 08:10:41 PM
I didn't wash the frying pan when I was done and it was oily enough to cook more potstickers without them sticking. Some of them are sticking to my paper plate but not too bad.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: red364 on September 21, 2018, 11:08:40 PM
.. da' heck I look like, Karl Childers?   :o  8)  ;D


I reckon not...… mm hmmm …..     :)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 22, 2018, 01:29:38 PM
I just finished a Frontera Carnitas Taco Skillet meal for two. 500 calories for the whole thing. Works for me. If I don't get around 400-500 calories I get hungry too soon afterward. The slow-cooked pork, tomatillos, and roasted poblano chiles are quite good together. It says to heat up your non-stick skillet and add a spoonful of canola oil. Ain't happening Rick. All I have is extra virgin olive oil. I didn't eat it with tortillas or over rice either, just straight from the frying pan to my plate. And I didn't shred the pork when it was was done cooking. It was, as my ex would say, as tender as your eye. She and her relatives were a bit odd.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on September 22, 2018, 02:20:38 PM
Longhorn sirloin tips wif onions and fungus!

Tasty vittles...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 22, 2018, 07:53:08 PM
P.F. Chang's Dan Dan Noodles. Lo mein noodles, ground pork, shiitake mushrooms, scallions and toasted sesame seeds covered in a spicy brown sauce.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 23, 2018, 08:48:51 PM
Thin crust pizza with Calabrese salami & marinated peppers for breakfast and lunch. It was an 18 ounce pizza topped with 12 ounces of marinated artichoke hearts that I cut into smaller pieces. I just finished it while typing this. The peppers are tiny, teardrop shaped, and as sweet as candy. The salami and peppers give it a mildly hot flavor, if that makes any sense. Pickled Peruvian Peppers of this type are sold as Sweety Drops. The picture will give you an idea of their size. No dessert or snacks yet today, but I have plans to deal with that later.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on September 24, 2018, 06:42:30 AM
No. Mustard is OK on a sausage-dog, but not on biscuits....... da' heck I look like, Karl Childers?   :o  8)  ;D
<snip>

Yer' missin' out....

Good smoked sausage needs no help!

Pork patty sausage....
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on September 24, 2018, 08:02:39 AM
Beer braised chorizo on whole wheat wif mustard.

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 25, 2018, 12:11:58 AM
I just sat down to bowl of tomato bisque with a side of cheese.

My previous meal was mesquite smoked turkey breast and Havarti cheese on wheat with mayo.

I had a small bag of popcorn between meals. It was on sale for $1, but I had a $1 coupon, and my $1 rebate has already been approved. Total cost = -1 dollar.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 25, 2018, 05:09:10 PM
I finished off a loaf of toasted Michigan Blueberry Lemon Streusel Breakfast Bread. It would be better without the lemon IMO, but still not as good as the Maple I had before.

Just about to have a couple of jalapeno and cheddar smoked sausages on wheat bread with Dusseldorf mustard.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 26, 2018, 07:13:01 PM
Nothing special today, as usual. Special K crust-less quiche, sausage variety, covered with black bean and corn salsa. I poured the salsa right out of the jar onto it, and when it looked like too much I poured on a little more. I really like salsa on omelettes too.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on September 27, 2018, 06:09:35 PM
Sunday evening our kitchen crew cooked and served the senior adults at church. We did salad, grilled turkey breasts, chicken & dressing (I think my recipe for that is in the recipe board), green beans, and a cream cheese-stuffed spiced pumpkin roll for dessert.
We usually feed as many as fifty of the surrounding neighborhood area kids and youth every Wednesday at church and had enough of that left over to feed them yesterday.

Today we had Salisbury steak, mashed potato & gravy, and green beans for lunch.

Tonight I'm having salad and leftover dressing for supper......and probably some pumpkin roll.  :D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on September 28, 2018, 06:34:33 AM
Man that sounds good.  I through a half dozen think slices of ham in a frying pan and then some cheese.  Once the cheese melted I threw it on a plate with some brown mustard and suffered through it no bread....
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on September 28, 2018, 01:20:08 PM
Man that sounds good.  I through a half dozen think slices of ham in a frying pan and then some cheese.  Once the cheese melted I threw it on a plate with some brown mustard and suffered through it no bread....

That don't sound too bad.
I've done ingredients for a Philly cheese steak in a skillet and instead of putting it on bread just ate it with a fork. I've also used flour tortillas instead of bread to cut down on carbs. I've done BLT ingredients the same way (heck, fast food joints make a killing selling them as healthy wraps  ;D ).
 
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 28, 2018, 05:42:11 PM
You can cut down on carbs even more by using lettuce as a wrap, but some type of bread sounds better to me. Tortillas, pitas, anything, but I've done the no bread, toss it on a plate thing too when I didn't have any. I live a couple of blocks from a place that makes pita bread. I need to take a little walk and get some but it's too late today. There's always something around here I can put on bread.

I got a jar of good crispy pickles there made from wild cucumbers that my friends and I liked. I just looked up Lebanese wild cucumbers and found this online:

Q: I would like to grow cucumbers for the Lebanese pickles I find in Middle Eastern grocery stores. The labels say wild cucumber. Can you tell me what that is and suggest a source for seeds?

A: If it looks like a cucumber and tastes like a cucumber, it must be -- a melon. The pickles are the young fruits of Cucumis melo var. flexuosus. This plant is not only botanically distinct from cucumbers (C. sativus), but also a cultivated variety. There is nothing wild about it.

It turns out they're actually a type of muskmelon called Armenian cucumbers that are pickled when they're small. They're also known as yard-long cucumbers and actually can get up to a yard long, but won't be any good if they're that big. Like zucchinis that are too big. If you like pickles and there's anyplace nearby that sells them, give them a try. You can thank me later. Or not.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 29, 2018, 05:03:16 PM
Rotini, spaghetti sauce with mushrooms, and meatballs made from pork and Parmesan cheese, all topped with shredded Parmesan cheese. It's hard to have too much cheese. It's my breakfast and lunch and I still have 1/2 pound of meatballs left. Maybe I'll have meatball subs tomorrow. The pasta was free and everything else was on sale.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 29, 2018, 08:43:41 PM
I didn't make it to the store today and was wondering what to do with the leftover meatballs. I have a few cans of Chunky soup in the cupboard and put chopped up meatballs in some.

I also have some Lay's Stax potato chips from Mexico in a flavor I never had before. The can is red instead of blue like all the others, and the chips are covered with red pepper or something. I don't read Spanish and have no idea what Que Rico means, but when it says Flamas! mas caliente and has a picture of flames and a chili pepper, well, I understand that fire is hot. They're chili and lime flavor and too hot for me to eat very many at a time, so into the soup they go.

The meatballs needed some more spice anyway and it doesn't taste too bad. These aren't the first kind of hot potato chips I've put in soup to get rid of. Most soup can use some more spice and potatoes.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 30, 2018, 04:58:21 PM
Fish sticks and lots of tarter sauce again. They're a lot better than the buffalo fish bites I had a few days ago.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on September 30, 2018, 06:22:24 PM
Chili
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 02, 2018, 10:46:58 PM
I got this in an email today but didn't see it until after I ate. Maybe I'll give it a try some day.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on October 03, 2018, 10:46:40 AM
Get rid of the onions and "Spring Mix" whatever that is and you have a winner.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on October 03, 2018, 12:40:55 PM
Are ya going up to Frankenmuth for Oktoberfest, Frank?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 03, 2018, 07:26:01 PM
Are ya going up to Frankenmuth for Oktoberfest, Frank?

No, but if everything goes as planned (and when does it ever, really?) I'll be going there for dinner next week. I was supposed to go earlier this week but it didn't happen.


I like onion straws on my burgers. Spring mix is whatever leafy greens they want to throw on the burgers. Some kind of baby lettuce or leaf lettuce is probably in the mix. I didn't spend much time looking at it, but I had one of those Oktoberfest burgers for a late breakfast today. It was so filling I didn't eat anything else but I'm finally getting ready to eat something. Probably just some snacks for now. The burger was good but I like some of their other burgers better. While I sat there waiting for them to cook it I was looking at the Oktoberfest burger sign. It said $7.99 but I paid $7.41, which I already knew from memory was $6.99 plus 6% tax. I pointed at the sign and told the cashier I didn't pay that much and she checked to make sure she rang up a double burger. She did and I saved $1.06.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 04, 2018, 07:26:05 PM
Pancakes.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 06, 2018, 09:39:15 PM
Chicken Caesar wrap. That's the unhealthiest thing I've had today. It was loaded with saturated fat and sodium, etc.

P.S. If you round it off to the nearest dollar I spent $130 on groceries today and saved $105. 44% off, and it would have been more if they still had Planter's dry roasted peanuts in stock. They were only 99 cents a jar with a limit of 5. It was a Friday and Saturday only sale and I didn't go Friday, so the shelves were empty.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 07, 2018, 08:36:29 PM
'Nanner sammich and some Oreo cookies.  8)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 08, 2018, 03:03:10 PM
I have a Banquet Mega Deep Dish Meat Lover's pot pie in front of me that's too hot to eat at the moment. I don't normally buy pot pies but I had a coupon for 2 of them, Mega Bowls I wanted to try, or Mega Meals. I bought what I could find.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 08, 2018, 07:36:56 PM
More toasted maple streusel bread. I spelled streusel every way I could possibly think of and this stupid spell checker kept telling me I'm wrong. I'm pretty sure I spelled it right the first time but it thinks I mean strenuous. As far as I can recall, it's the first word I've ever added to my browser's dictionary.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 09, 2018, 03:27:10 AM
2 little bitty Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage & Bacon Frittatas, topped with salsa.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on October 09, 2018, 10:53:49 AM
Grill roasted garlic & herb pork tenderloin on a roasted garlic ciabatta roll with sharp Vermont cheddar and mustard heated in a 400° toaster oven till melty!

And a nannah!

And some 'stachios'!

Yummmm...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 09, 2018, 11:12:48 AM
Pancakes again....but this time topped with local cane syrup instead of maple.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 11, 2018, 04:00:08 PM
My stomach was gnawing away at itself so I grabbed things out of the fridge I didn't have to cook: beef smoked sausage, pepper jack cheese, and garlic stuffed olives. I nuked the sausage while I got ready to eat. A 2 minute meal.

Breakfast was Moroccan spice oatmeal. It had both steel cut and rolled oats, golden raisins, apples, slivered almonds, cinnamon and ginger. Plus the usual sugar, brown sugar, and salt. It was good. It's been so long since I had oatmeal that wasn't instant that I forgot what it was like. The steel cut oats weren't mushy at all.

I was supposed to take my mom out for dinner today and after calling repeatedly for almost 8 hours she finally answered the phone. Right after I ate that sausage, etc., but not right before that. We were supposed to go out 10 days ago and several other days since, but she can't hear the phone ring when her hearing aids are in one or two other rooms and she's in another.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 11, 2018, 08:00:47 PM
Poppy seed chicken casserole with garden peas, corn on the cob, and mac-n-cheese.
And sweet tea....mustn't forget the sweet tea.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 12, 2018, 07:19:51 PM
I had a Pollo Veracruz frozen meal for 2. Besides poblano peppers it had chipotle and pasilla chili peppers. It was spicier than I expected but not too hot. The instructions said to cook it 8-12 minutes on medium heat, but it was one big lump that took 12 minutes just to separate the pieces of. I cooked it on top of the stove and stirred it a lot more often than it said and still ended up with the worst burned on mess I can ever remember making.

I used the same CorningWare Visions pot in my old microwave. It barely fit diagonally but I never had a problem burning things. After 30+ years my old microwave still worked but I thought it was time for a new one. It had a timer knob I could turn to set it up to 15 minutes, and the only button on it and was to unlock the door. It didn't have a turntable in it, so I could put that pot in it, but not in my new microwave. I went from having one power level and a single knob to 10 power levels and 24 buttons, some of which have multiple functions. But that's progress.

BTW, Visions is a see-through glass ceramic material you can put it in a fridge or freezer, in a dishwasher, cook with on top of a stove, in an oven, toaster oven, or microwave, and even under a broiler. It's good stuff and won't corrode like my aluminum pot did. I've had my 2.5L saucepan for over 30 years so far. It's outlived its warranty by over two decades. 8)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 12, 2018, 10:25:15 PM
I thought of something after I posted about the Visions cookware. IIRC when I read the instructions back in the mid '80s, it said to cook things at a 25 degree lower temperature than what recipes and other instructions say. I may be wrong, but even if I'm right, I still haven't figured out how to make fire 25 degrees cooler. I've had nothing but gas stoves, and no matter how low I turn it down the flames are still very hot. Also, when you take the pot off the stove your food will cook for a couple of minutes longer. I think that was what it said.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 13, 2018, 06:31:16 PM
Four-cheese and potato pierogies and lots of sour cream.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on October 13, 2018, 06:38:41 PM
Skillet cornbread.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 13, 2018, 07:35:53 PM
I just bought a box of cornbread mix a few hours ago. Regular price $1.59 - $1.50 e coupon = 1 happy camper, 9 cents poorer but feeling richer. I should buy a can of diced jalapenos to toss in with the mix. I like doing that.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on October 13, 2018, 08:08:50 PM
Cornmeal
Flour
Eggs
Baking soda
Baking powder
Salt
Sugar
Buttermilk
Whole milk

Mix, cook, enjoy...

No store bought mix would compare!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 13, 2018, 08:10:30 PM
Cornmeal
Flour
Eggs
Baking soda
Baking powder
Salt
Sugar
Buttermilk
Whole milk

Mix, cook, enjoy...

No store bought mix would compare!

There, fixed it for you.  ;)


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Somebody say cornbread???

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 13, 2018, 08:34:07 PM
Cornmeal
Flour
Eggs
Baking soda
Baking powder
Salt
Sugar
Buttermilk
Whole milk

Mix, cook, enjoy...

No store bought mix would compare!

I'll take what I can get for 9 cents. I would have to buy everything except salt and maybe baking soda if I made it from scratch. I bought a 26 ounce carton of Morton salt probably 10 or 20 years ago and it's still almost completely full. If I don't sprinkle on ice in the winter it will probably last longer than I do.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 14, 2018, 11:52:50 AM
I'll take what I can get for 9 cents. I would have to buy everything except salt and maybe baking soda if I made it from scratch. I bought a 26 ounce carton of Morton salt probably 10 or 20 years ago and it's still almost completely full. If I don't sprinkle on ice in the winter it will probably last longer than I do.

That's pretty cheap eating....can't find fault with that.

But I submit that scratch would be well worth it....... Like Tim said, nothing compares to scratch.

I've never been finicky on most foods and will eat most types of foods prepared in a variety of ways (like the many versions of tater salad), but I draw the line with my cornbread. I've tried it from store-bought mixes, but they just don't stack up. I do like Cracker Barrel's cornbread (and they sell their mix).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 14, 2018, 11:37:34 PM
The Miracle Maize cornbread & muffin mix needs eggs, 2% milk, and vegetable oil. I don't think I should use the extra virgin olive oil I have. I can't recall ever buying 2% milk, but I can buy a gallon of it and give the 116 ounces left over to my mom. I may get around to making cornbread this week. I don't own muffin tins.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 15, 2018, 12:46:05 PM
I do mine in a cast iron skillet like a cake and then slice in sections like a cake. My wife uses the cast iron cornbread pan with the eight triangular sections unless making it for dressing and then she uses a regular ci skillet.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on October 15, 2018, 01:54:04 PM
I do like Cracker Barrel's cornbread (and they sell their mix).

Hate to break it to ya, Peg but, CB's conebred gots sugar in it...I find it pretty sweet tasting actually!  I swore off CB some years back after a terrible meal they served me.

Received a 50 buck gift card after I mentioned it to the franchise that I never used...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 15, 2018, 07:28:54 PM
I was just messin' with you a little bit.
I don't put it in mine, but as long as it don't taste more like cake than cornbread (ie: Jiffy mix) then I'm alright with it. It just makes for a good south/north pickin' point.

The cornbread at the CBs I've ate at was more of a salty flavor. I didn't pick up the sweet part. I guess tastes vary. I looked at the ingredients on their package in the store and saw the sugar listed. I also note (after looking at the label on their website) that they have a "Sweet Version" where it calls to add an extra Tbs of sugar to the mix. That might be one reason for extra sweetness in different stores.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 15, 2018, 10:04:02 PM
The box of cornbread mix I got is Country Style, "the original flavor and a favorite since 1939." They also have a Sweet cornbread mix that I left on the shelf untouched.

http://www.gilstermarylee.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=62

When I got free boxes of Jiffy mix I don't remember it being too sweet. I may have made it plain once, but I added a 4 ounce can of diced jalapenos to 1 or 2 boxes of mix, at least one time.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 16, 2018, 05:52:21 PM
Chicken pad thai. Yummy.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 17, 2018, 12:37:54 PM
Grilled cheese sammiches....again...... I like 'em.  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 17, 2018, 05:53:52 PM
General Chang's chicken. It's P.F. Chang's home menu version of General Tso's chicken. It seems like every restaurant I've ordered General Tso's chicken from, and every brand of frozen dinner I've had, was different from all the rest. I've had this one before and I like it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 17, 2018, 06:52:29 PM
I had to eat again so I got some fire grilled chicken chunks out the freezer. They're already bourbon barbecue flavor but I'm dipping them in mesquite smoke barbecue sauce.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 17, 2018, 08:47:05 PM
General Chang's chicken. It's P.F. Chang's home menu version of General Tso's chicken. It seems like every restaurant I've ordered General Tso's chicken from, and every brand of frozen dinner I've had, was different from all the rest. I've had this one before and I like it.

I like General Tso, but I like sesame even better. I worked up a killer recipe that is good on about any form of chicken.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 17, 2018, 10:12:23 PM
I like General Tso, but I like sesame even better. I worked up a killer recipe that is good on about any form of chicken.

I'm listening.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 18, 2018, 12:33:25 PM


Sesame Sauce

1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/8 cup white vinegar
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs sesame oil
1 Tsp chili paste (sub chili sauce)
1 clove minced garlic

Directions:
In a saucepan, mix together sugar and cornstarch.
Stir in chicken broth, water, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili paste, and garlic.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly (so the sugar doesn't scorch).
Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

This is a very versatile sauce. It can be used as a dipping sauce or can be poured over chicken or pork dishes or used as a slow cooker sauce with chicken or pork.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 18, 2018, 05:59:49 PM
That sesame sauce sounds good.

I had an Ancho BBQ Burger and a margarita for breakfast at my favorite burger joint. Yes, breakfast. I still haven't tried any of their daiquiris. I like the margaritas too much to have a daiquiri instead. I wish I could have margaritas with breakfast every day. Lunch and dinner too. The Ancho BBQ Burger had Two Certified Angus Beef Patties, Cheddar Cheese, Ancho BBQ Sauce, Bacon, Fried Onion Straws, Lettuce and Tomato, on a Toasted Brioche Bun. The margarita was served in the same kind of glass they use for shakes and soft drinks. Not too big but still not bad. I'm way overdue for lunch which I'm about to scrape together now.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 19, 2018, 06:36:06 PM
Fish sticks with spicy chipotle organic mayo. I thought it sounded good but I'm disappointed. I think they use chipotle mayo on the cod sandwiches they sometimes have at the burger place. It should be good on pollack fillet fish sticks too. I'll get some pickles out of the fridge to with it and maybe that will be better.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 24, 2018, 09:28:54 PM
Nothing today except an all you can eat family style chicken dinner with all the fixin's at the Bavarian Inn, in Frankenmuth. It's about frickin' time! My mom and I were supposed to go October 1st but she wouldn't answer her phone all day. Or several other days we were supposed to go. Next is a little chocolate birthday cake. For some reason the covered bridge by the south entrance was closed.

Here's what Wikipedia says about the bridge. Zehnder's Holzbrücke (German for wooden bridge) is a wooden covered bridge, built in a style similar to that of the Black Forest or a river valley in Switzerland, located over the Cass River in the middle of town. Though completed in 1979, the structure is constructed using traditional covered-bridge timber framing techniques. The floor joists and three-span Town lattice truss system of the 239' bridge are made of 15,960 board feet of four inch planks. The portion receiving the greatest wear is of oak while the remaining portion is spruce. 20,000 board feet of Douglas Fir make up the rafters and the roof is shingled with cedar. An additional 4,340 board feet of pine was required for the bridge side boards. In addition to two lanes for automobile traffic, the bridge also has two pedestrian walkways.

If you look up covered bridges at Wikipedia there's a picture of it that I cut down to 25% to fit here. BTW, the Town's lattice bridge was patented in 1820 by Ithiel Town, an American architect and civil engineer.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 25, 2018, 04:03:35 AM
Cinnamon swirl raisin bread. After toasting bread that had 11 slices per pound, it took a few tries to set the toaster right for bread that has 16 slices per pound. Then I switched to another 11 slice per pound loaf, then back again, but I knew where to set it. I bought one of these and got one free, plus I got $1 off the one that I bought. So I paid for 2/3-3/4 of a loaf, but got 2. 8) That day I paid $72 for my groceries and saved $82 so I did pretty good. 53% off. I'm not getting rebates on any of it, but still one of my better hauls.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 30, 2018, 01:41:35 AM
It's been a long day with nothing to eat but an all you can eat family-style chicken dinner with all the fixin's at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. My stupid spell-checker thought I meant Tenderizer's of Frankenstein. ??? What the spell? I'm not sure I want to know what that means. My mom and I were in the Heritage Room with the Terrace on the the other side of the wall behind me. We've also eaten in the Original Room before. It was built in 1856 and it's tiny. They had to add a lot of room to feed almost a million people every year. One year they served more meals than any other non-chain restaurant in the country. The owner's brother across the street does pretty well at the Bavarian Inn too.

After shopping around in the bakery we stopped to watch a guy making long skinny loaves of bread. The dough came off a conveyor shaped like a sausage about a foot long. He grabbed it and stretched it by hand, flipped it over end for end to let its momentum stretch it more, and put it in a French bread pan. It was really cool watching him flip it over and catch the ends. He kept doing that until he filled one pan, put it up on a rack and filled up another pan, stretching and flipping each piece of dough, and repeated. My mom would have stayed there watching if I didn't tell her it was time to go. After we got back to her house she told me she was out of bread and needed to go to the store. Too bad she didn't tell me when we were shopping in the bakery. I brought home our leftover garlic toast made from those long skinny loaves of bread, and Cheddar cheese spread. I finally remembered to take a pill so I can eat it now and go to bed.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 30, 2018, 05:05:51 PM
I baked a cheesecake yesterday. It was too late in the evening when I was done to be able to try it because it had to chill for four hours. I tried it today and man is it good. It had been 20 years since I'd made one from scratch.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on October 30, 2018, 06:05:05 PM
I hate you Peg. Naw, I'm only jealous.

I just had an Olive Burger with American Cheese, Green Olive Tapenade, Red Onion, Lettuce and Tomato for lunch. Breakfast was an Upper Crust Burger with Boursin Cheese, Roasted Garlic Onion Jam, Sliced Cucumbers and Gouda. Both had the usual Two Certified Angus Beef Patties on a Toasted Brioche Bun. I got an email yesterday with a buy one get one free coupon that expires tomorrow, so I didn't waste any time using it. I only saw one flavor of Boursin cheese at one store, and not until last year, but their website says other stores have some flavors too. I don't even have to drive 3 miles to get the Garlic and Fine Herbs flavor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boursin_cheese

Today I took the crazy lady to get her loaf of bread, and a bag of dog food she didn't know she would soon need. Since we were there I bought more raisin bread, buy one get one free, and 3 bowls of soup I had a $1 e coupon for. Her total was $11.48 and mine was $11.49, one cent higher because I'm a big spender. I couldn't have planned that if I tried. I just found that out she saved 17% and I saved 34%, twice as much, to get to those numbers. Strange.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on November 01, 2018, 11:07:08 PM
Today's breakfast was Jägerschnitzel with potato cheese puffs, plus the usual breads, soup, salads and sides at the B.I. Nothing I ate since then is worth mentioning. It seems like every place makes Jägerschnitzel different. I had it at a few restaurants in Germany and they were all good. It's one of my favorite meals.

I walked out of the restaurant in time to hear some of the narration from the Glockenspiel tower, right above the door my mom and I came out of. I stood in the parking lot and saw the pied piper leading the rats away. That was 10-15 minutes after the whole thing started. I kept pointing up at it and my mom just said she didn't know what I was pointing at. The restaurant is 130 years old but the glockenspiel is only 50 years old, with all the bells and working parts imported.

https://bavarianinn.com/dine/glockenspiel-tower/

I drove across the covered bridge, turned around and crossed it again. The speed limit is only 7 mph which gave me a little time to look around inside as I crossed. They used over 1,400 pounds of nails building it. Hammer Time! The whole 230 ton bridge was built next to the river and set in place somehow. They pulled it on wooden rollers that looked like fence posts in a picture I saw, on wooden tracks they built for it. I'm not sure how they got it all the way across and would have loved to see it happen.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on November 02, 2018, 09:22:23 AM
Jumbo..

Thanks for reminding me that I, too, liked German food while I was over there.  I'll see if there are any local places that might come close.

Also, since you spent time there, I have been trying to remember the name of a liquor.  I did not like Steinhager - tasted like 90 proof pine needles, and I Jagermeister tasted like 90 proof Vicks Formula 44.  I did like Escorial and used to get it here, but they changed the bottle and it never tasted the same after that...they claim they did not change anything else but that was a lie. 

Now, what I am trying to think of was brown in color like the Jagermeister, but with a taste I much preferred over JM...

Any recollections?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on November 02, 2018, 11:12:29 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181102/072fa3cba0a7b1d5f6db96c3055ed533.jpg) Turkey and bacon grinder/hogie/sub...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on November 02, 2018, 04:15:47 PM
Jumbo..

Thanks for reminding me that I, too, liked German food while I was over there.  I'll see if there are any local places that might come close.

Also, since you spent time there, I have been trying to remember the name of a liquor.  I did not like Steinhager - tasted like 90 proof pine needles, and I Jagermeister tasted like 90 proof Vicks Formula 44.  I did like Escorial and used to get it here, but they changed the bottle and it never tasted the same after that...they claim they did not change anything else but that was a lie. 

Now, what I am trying to think of was brown in color like the Jagermeister, but with a taste I much preferred over JM...

Any recollections?

I always thought Jägermeister tasted like Vick's Formula 44 too. You can't tell by the taste that it has 56 herbs and spices. One time I saw a guy in a bar in Germany drinking something green. When I asked what it was he said roctopus, which I later thought must be an American corruption of Ratzeputz, and he gave me a shot. I smelled Absorbine Jr. once and this stuff tasted the same as Absorbine Jr. smelled. It was the same color too. Now I see that Ratzeputz is brown and tastes like ginger, so I don't know what the heck that shot was.

Chartreuse liqueur would be about the same color but by the description I read its taste is much different. Carthusian Monks have made it since 1737 according to the instructions set out in a manuscript given to them by François Annibal d'Estrées in 1605. It has 130 herbs, plants and flowers, and everything under the sun but the kitchen sink.

Wikipedia says widely sold liqueur brands are Riga Black Balsam, Jägermeister, Killepitsch, Kuemmerling, Schierker Feuerstein, Schwartzhog, Wurzelpeter, and Underberg (Germany), Altvater (Austria), Becherovka (Czech Republic), Unicum (Hungary), as well as Bénédictine and Chartreuse (France). In Italy, amaro ("bitter") liqueurs include Cynar and Ramazzotti. Any of those ring a bell? I had Underberg in little paper wrapped bottles a couple of years ago. It's supposed to be good for your digestion.

P.S. Me and my roommate used to go to a little restaurant in Germany where we usually got Jägerschnitzel and french fries. The mushroom gravy on fries is good too. A couple of times the owner, an old guy name Pete, brought out a bottle of Yugoslavian schnapps. The 3 of us had shots and the term firewater is a perfect description. It was clear and it burned going down. It may have been distilled from fruit, like Rakia or Slivovitz, but tasted like 100 proof lighter fluid. Real schnapps is nothing like the syrupy, typically 30-40 proof flavored liqueurs we call schnaps here. It's distilled from whatever they want to make it from and doesn't have flavors added to it. It's more like grain alcohol than our schnaps.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 02, 2018, 04:59:35 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181102/072fa3cba0a7b1d5f6db96c3055ed533.jpg) Turkey and bacon grinder/hogie/sub...

Where's the beef? As Crocodile Dundee might say, that's not a sub, THIS is a sub.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWfm_pap6wY
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 02, 2018, 07:26:05 PM
Finished the last of the cheesecake.  8)
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Post by: Big Frank on November 02, 2018, 10:00:50 PM
I probably would have finished that cheesecake 2 days ago. That's why I can't buy it. When I saw a variety cheesecake with every slice a different flavor on sale I was tempted. Fruitstand cheesecakes like this are good if you like fruit swirled into your cheesecake. I love sweet stuff that's too sweet for a lot of people and this would only be 3 servings for me.

https://richsfoodservice.com/products/61034/

I'm eating roasted garlic chicken smoked sausage on a roll with some sharp white cheddar on the side. I didn't know they make a good tasting sausage from chicken. I microwaved the roll before I put the sausage in. I like it better than just slapping a sausage in a cold stiff roll.
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Post by: Solus on November 03, 2018, 01:35:23 PM

...Any of those ring a bell? ...


Thanks for all the research...but it's been a bit over 50 years and it might have faded. 

I'll have to do it the the hard way and take your list and try them all.  Oh well, another cross to bear.   ;) ;)
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Post by: Big Frank on November 04, 2018, 01:43:30 AM
2 smoked turkey breast and American cheese sandwiches on 100% whole wheat flatbread. And sweet southern heat BBQ kettle chips. I forgot mayo and will get that now for my 1.5 sandwiches.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 05, 2018, 11:31:08 AM
Me and the littlest granddaughter had pancakes with butter and syrup. She had maple and I chose to have cane syrup from a local maker.
I remember as a child that cane syrup was all my grandmother ever ate with biscuits and sausage. I never cared for the cane syrup because it has such a strong flavor (less mellow than maple), but I guess tastes change as we age.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 05, 2018, 11:13:55 PM
When I was a kid one of my neighbors ate his biscuits with sorghum molasses. And I know a guy who puts Karo corn syrup on his pancakes. He also eats cornbread with buttermilk on it. Both guys are from the south.

I have a couple of bites left of a Lemon Sesame & Ginger Tuna with mayo on whole wheat sandwich. In a few minutes I'll nuke a bowl of Sweet Corn and Roasted Poblano soup.
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Post by: Solus on November 06, 2018, 09:17:11 AM
Prime Rib Omelet at Bob Evans
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Post by: Big Frank on November 10, 2018, 12:03:25 AM
I had a box of breaded mushrooms in the freezer that I baked and ate for breakfast/brunch. I like to dip them in cocktail sauce but I didn't have any. I have ketchup and looked until I found something to mix into it. I don't have any horseradish but I do have a bottle of gochujang chili hot sauce. I put some ketchup in a bowl and added several shakes of hot sauce, stirred it up, added more ketchup and stirred it again. They were the same color and I couldn't tell how much hot sauce was in it, so I taste tested it. It was kind of sweet and hot. Then the after-burn kicked in, which seemed to last about 5 minutes. It was the right mixture and the right amount of sauce for all the mushrooms.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 10, 2018, 07:33:50 PM
So far today I've had a free lunch combo from Honeybaked Ham. The coupon they emailed me was only good for veterans on Veteran's Day, but the store here is closed tomorrow so they honored it today. TANSTAAFL doesn't apply one day each year.

I had a Tavern Club sandwich with a pickle on the side, jalapeno flavor potato chips, and an iced tea. The sandwich had ham, smoked turkey breast, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, savory mayo and honey mustard on multigrain bread. It was good as it always is. I need to eat again soon but have to decide what I want.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 11, 2018, 12:29:51 PM
Frosted flakes plus a cup of coffee.
Simple, but effective.
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Post by: Solus on November 11, 2018, 12:36:36 PM
Sirloin Steak, Cesar Salad and a cup of chili.  One of the free meal selections, plus 2 sides, offered to Vets by Texas Roadhouse.  I had to pay for the 3 or 4 Sam Adams beers.

They had two active duty soldiers in dress uniform acting as "honor guards" at the door, gave each Vet a gift card (amount unknown) and a choir came in to sing The Star Spangled Banner.

I was impressed, a bit choked up and teary eyed.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 11, 2018, 08:57:35 PM
Sugar free Jelly Bellys. A serving is 35 jellybeans but they suggest you eat 8 or less because they can cause stomach discomfort and a laxative effect. And if that's not bad enough, they don't taste as good as regular Jelly Bellys.

I didn't want to wait in a long line at Texas Roadhouse so I went to the burger joint and got a free burger for breakfast and washed it down with a banana daiquiri. It had at least some real banana in it because I could see the seeds. It was okay but I don't think I'll ever have another one. Maybe strawberry banana but not just banana. I chose a Southwest Burger with 2 patties, Pepper Jack Cheese, Chipotle Mayo, Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 12, 2018, 04:57:50 PM
Sugar free Jelly Bellys. A serving is 35 jellybeans but they suggest you eat 8 or less because they can cause stomach discomfort and a laxative effect. And if that's not bad enough, they don't taste as good as regular Jelly Bellys.


I've read that some of the stuff in sugar free candy can do that.

I don't know how much is exaggerated fact and how much is pure fiction, but the Amazon reviews of the Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bears are hilarious.

Today's lunch was country-fried steak and gravy with mashed taters and green beans. A DQ Blizzard followed a few hours later so I'll probably forego supper and have just a small snack.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 12, 2018, 05:56:48 PM
You're eating better than I am. I'm having garlic bread with cheese melted on it. I'll have to see what I have that would be good with it.

A lot of sugar-free candy has maltitol in it, sometimes as the main ingredient like those gummy bears. It's an osmotic-type laxative similar to what people use before colonoscopies, so if you ever eat sugar-free candy, don't eat much of it.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 14, 2018, 12:17:54 AM
I had a 10 ounce tube of chorizo I got for free and almost a dozen eggs in the fridge that I decided I better do something with. So I fried up some hash browns, then fried the chorizo stirring it almost constantly to break it up. When that was done I put half of the hash browns on a plate topped with half of the chorizo, 3 fried eggs, and 3 slices of American cheese. I popped it in the microwave for a minute and I'm eating it right now. It's not a bad way to use up some stuff. I thought about putting refried beans on the plate before the hash browns but thought I had enough flavors mixed together already. I may do that with the leftovers tomorrow so I have something different. Hey, you don't have to eat it.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 14, 2018, 11:18:14 PM
I had Pork Schnitzel St. Julian at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. I just checked their online menu and didn't see it on there. It was cooked with mushrooms and onions and locally made St. Julian Cream Sherry. It was salty but otherwise very good. Instead of potatoes I had spätzle with it as I've done in the past. I was kind of surprised my platter had 2 hunks of meat big enough for the ends to overlap, but I was hungry and ate it all. I thought about getting the braised 1 pound pork shank, but didn't know if it would be tough or mostly bones. Maybe next time.

Zehnder's celebrated their 100th anniversary the year before the Pistons played their first game in Detroit. It was also the year before the 4.995 mile long "bridge that couldn't be built" was finished, linking Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. BTW it's still the longest suspension bridge with two towers between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. That was before I was conceived and I've been here awhile, so 100 years before that was quite a long time ago.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 15, 2018, 07:36:46 PM
Bacon sandwiches.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 15, 2018, 11:06:10 PM
Sliced peaches straight from the jar.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 16, 2018, 12:42:36 AM
I had to dig something out of the freezer to eat. I'm having Filipino style Pork Lumpia Spring Rolls. They would have been better baked than microwaved, but I want them now. They're very thin skinned and stuck to my paper plate. I like them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumpia
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Post by: Big Frank on November 17, 2018, 01:14:35 PM
I had a buy one sandwich get one free coupon from Honeybaked Ham. There was a short online survey I did sometime after I got my free lunch for Veteran's Day. When I was done I wrote the code it gave me on my receipt and that was my coupon. I already ate a BBQ Smoked Stacker and now I'm eating a Roast Beef & Cheddar.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 19, 2018, 01:34:37 AM
I'm eating a Red Baron 4 meat pizza. I thought I remembered liking their french bread pizza when I had it 20 years ago or however long it's been. When they were on sale really cheap I bought 5 of their 11" classic crust pizzas. They're much better baked on the oven rack than in a pan. The crust is crispy but not crunchy. Not bad for the price I paid, $1.99 I think.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 19, 2018, 07:46:30 AM
Pillsbury whop-n-pop cinnamon rolls...... they ain't homemade, but are OK for a quick breakfast. They're somewhat bland and need more cinnamon to go with the excess dough.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 20, 2018, 10:53:29 PM
I had a piece of french bread with some peanut butter called The Bee's Knees on it. It's not as good as the peanut butter and honey I used to mix up myself. Now I have jars of 3 different flavors of peanut butter open. I don't always finish a jar before it goes bad when I only have one open, so I know some of this will go to waste. I've been thinking about taking the lid off and chucking the jar in my back yard for the critters when it goes bad.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 21, 2018, 07:51:35 PM
Five ounce bag of fried pork skins and a small piece of homemade peanut brittle.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 22, 2018, 12:33:00 AM
Meatball sub. Doritos. Rolaids.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 22, 2018, 08:50:45 PM
Standard Thanksgiving food today.

Up this AM at 3:00...... got to church at 4:00 to open up and get ready to cook.
Four other guys and myself grilled 45 turkey breasts averaging 8.5 pounds each while the ladies on the kitchen crew did the 13 large pans of dressing, 13 pans of sweet potato souffle, and 20 gallons of green beans.
We prepped most of the sides Wednesday night (along with slicing and bagging forty poundcakes) so all it had to do was go into the ovens Thursday morning, but with that much volume we had to start early.
We had around 50 of us who cooked, prepped, sliced, plated and delivered.
550 people were fed, ranging from elderly, infirm and homeless to all the first responders in two counties (our little town sits right at the county line so we covered folks in both; 99% were delivered).
All those outgoing meals were plated and out for delivery by noon and clean-up was done by 1:30..... did I mention we have some outstanding workers in our church that work like a well-oiled machine?
Along with those plates, the volunteers ate afterwards so the total was right at 600 meals.

 
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Post by: Timothy on November 23, 2018, 07:17:53 AM
You’re a good man, Chuck!

Did the wifey bake all those pound cakes?
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 23, 2018, 11:58:44 AM
You’re a good man, Chuck!

Did the wifey bake all those pound cakes?

Not this year. We took care of pre-baking all the cornbread for the dressing. Other ladies (and a few guys) baked them and brought them to the church kitchen Wednesday afternoon.
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Post by: Timothy on November 23, 2018, 12:09:11 PM
Using Amy’s recipe?

Gotta keep them fambly secrets secret!

LOL
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Post by: Big Frank on November 23, 2018, 05:59:40 PM
If more than one person knows something it's not a secret.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 26, 2018, 06:56:14 PM
Using Amy’s recipe?

Gotta keep them fambly secrets secret!

LOL

Nope.  ;D

The pastor put out an open call to the congregation.

We have a neighbor who has the same pouncake recipe (she got from her mamma) that my wife uses but she can't make 'em. The funny thing with certain recipes is you gotta do certain things in a certain order for the thing to come out right...... and those sour cream poundcakes are one of them.  ;D
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Post by: Big Frank on November 27, 2018, 01:57:55 AM
Korean Style Fire Grilled Chicken Chunks. All I had to do was microwave them.

https://www.cookedperfect.com/products/korean-style-fire-grilled-chunks/
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Post by: PegLeg45 on November 27, 2018, 12:36:48 PM
WOW, 17,201 thread views......folks must really be interested in food.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Just had a bag of Cheez-Its and now on to a grilled cheese sandwich with cheddar and pepper jack.... butter on one side and mayo on the other.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 28, 2018, 07:59:58 PM
I'm eating Jack Link's beef sticks. I needed to eat something but didn't want a meal and found these in the cupboard.

Breakfast/brunch was rotini with; Italian-style meatballs made with Romano cheese; and 4-cheese pasta sauce; topped with shredded Parmesan cheese.
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Post by: Big Frank on November 29, 2018, 05:03:41 PM
Cheese filled soft pretzel sticks with a brown mustard. I never buy that yellow stuff.
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Post by: Timothy on November 29, 2018, 06:41:08 PM
Flat iron steak, mid rare with broccoli and a tossed salad at Longhorn.

Durn fine vittles!
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Post by: Big Frank on November 29, 2018, 11:50:26 PM
It was time to clean out the fridge again. I microwaved my last 2 eggs with soul seasoning, green Tabasco sauce, and the last of a bar of extra sharp cheddar chopped up and stirred in. With a side of bacon. It was good. I used to do that years ago instead of making omelettes. I used a paper bowl so there's no clean up.

I had a yellow bell pepper that wouldn't last much longer so I chopped it up with some Monterrey jack cheese and put salad dressing on it. I'm saving my bag of croutons for an actual salad. It tastes good as is with Tuscan house Italian dressing on it, but I'm about to throw some Cheez-Its in to give it more crunch.
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Post by: Rastus on December 01, 2018, 07:24:41 AM
Frying a turkey for lunch today....
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Post by: Big Frank on December 01, 2018, 09:58:10 PM
I just took a plate full of meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and muenster cheese out of the microwave. I have a stack of little flatbreads sliced into thin slices to put it on for meatball sandwiches. It's not bad.

I used all the mozzarella cheese in my first attempt which I accidentally dumped on the floor. I lost all of my cheese and over 3/4 of the meatballs. The only good things about it are that a lot of the mess landed on the chair mat in front of my desk, and the carpet is red like the sauce. I picked up everything I could and dumped it out in the back yard. I'd rather the critters eat it now instead of when it's in a garbage bag by the curb.
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Post by: Big Frank on December 01, 2018, 11:09:28 PM
I just remembered something that happened back when I was married. My ex made some kind of cake, 2 or 3 layers I think. I can't remember if it was my birthday cake or just a regular cake. Before we could even try it she was carrying it across the kitchen and it slid right off the plate and landed on the floor. We put everything except the bottom layer back on the plate and threw the bottom layer in the trash. I don't have any idea what kind of cake it was but I just called it floor cake, as in, do you want some more floor cake?, or, that's a really good floor cake. I wouldn't mind having a big slice of floor cake right now.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 02, 2018, 07:17:52 PM
Bologna sandwich with mayo, mustard, and diced onion....good stuff.  ;D



A story about a "dropped" cake:
A few years ago my wife made one of her 12-layer cakes for a family friend who had been out of the country. They were on the way home from the airport in Atlanta and we had somewhere to be by the time they got back to south GA, so we told them we'd just leave it in the kitchen at church since they had a key to get in.
Well, while busying around to leave, my wife say the cake on the toolbox of the truck while moving something in the back seat and getting the granddaughter buckled in her car seat. We got about 1/4 mile down the road and I asked where the cake was, and did we forget it. About that time I saw it slip off the side of the toolbox and roll down the side of the road.
I stopped and backed up and my wife got out and in a fit of anger launched the thing into the edge of the woods (seemingly in slow motion) while I was in the process of yelling NOOOOOOO!!!!!
The cake plate bottom had come off when the cake rolled and it landed top down still in the top cake cover. These cakes have a cooked chocolate fudge-type icing that gets firm after it cools, and that is what held it together in the lid. I knew she would go bake another one for our friend....and I told her that if she hadn't thrown the thing in the woods I would've kept that cake and sliced the bottom two layers off and ate it myself (these things are that good, I just finished the last piece today from one she made for Thanksgiving).
It takes a while to cook all the layers, let them cool, cook the icing, stack & frost, and let set-up....but we altered our errands, and she got another one made in time to meet our friend at the church.



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Post by: Big Frank on December 03, 2018, 01:33:56 AM
NOOOOOOO!!!!! That cake was too young to die.

I'm eating Senor Gusto Caramel Flan from Kroger.
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Post by: Big Frank on December 03, 2018, 03:40:12 PM
Tater skins. They're usually a little dry and I don't have any sour cream to put on them so I tried spaghetti sauce. Not great but they slide down easier.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 04, 2018, 01:50:58 PM
Smoked ham (Sugardale brand) with green garden peas (cream 40's we had in the freezer), rice & tomatoes (tomatoes canned from our garden this year......I don't eat stewed tomatoes on my rice, but everyone else in the family does), and good sweet tea.

Wife's making chocolate peanut clusters, peanut butter cookies, and a poundcake to have for road trip/waiting room snacks when we head to Atlanta tomorrow (m-i-l is having a heart valve procedure at Piedmont Thursday).
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Post by: Big Frank on December 05, 2018, 07:13:48 PM
Buffalo seasoned chicken breast chunks I had in the freezer. "Appetizer & recipe ready" means pre-heat the oven then bake them for 22 minutes and they'll be ready. I didn't starve while I was waiting but my stomach sounded angry.
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Post by: Big Frank on December 08, 2018, 08:17:11 PM
Sweet Abruzzese salami and cheddar on crackers. When I'm done I'll have spicy Aruzzese salami with cheddar on crackers. This is the first time I've had the sweet, and I like the spicy better.
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Post by: BAC on December 10, 2018, 12:30:09 PM
I ate a six pack of donuts on my way home from the grocery store yesterday. Not one of my finest moments.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 10, 2018, 12:57:17 PM
I'll see your doughnuts and raise you a small bowl of vanilla ice-cream with homemade peanut butter cookies on the side.  ;D
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Post by: Big Frank on December 13, 2018, 12:21:22 AM
Smoked turkey breast and pepper jack cheese on King's Hawaiian sweet rolls. I got a big jar of mayo free with the rolls but the sandwiches are better without mayo. The last 2 of 24 rolls will be dessert. They taste better with nothing on them than anything I've put on them so far.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 13, 2018, 12:05:03 PM
Salisbury steak sandwich and two homemade peanut clusters and a peanut butter cookie for dessert.
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Post by: Timothy on December 13, 2018, 12:49:39 PM
Pig wings braised and sloppy with spicy q sauce!
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Post by: Big Frank on December 13, 2018, 06:17:38 PM
Cheese pizza.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 14, 2018, 07:32:33 PM
Southern fried catfish fillets with coleslaw, fried okra, and fries.
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Post by: Big Frank on December 14, 2018, 08:29:04 PM
Home-style meatballs with arrabiatta spicy marinara sauce and the requisite Parmesan cheese. No pasta. Five-cheese garlic bread.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrabbiata_sauce

ETA: I just remembered I have half a jar of giardiniera in the fridge I could have had with it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardiniera
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Post by: Big Frank on December 15, 2018, 08:03:59 PM
I'm having more buffalo style chicken breast chunks accompanied by sharp cheddar cheese.
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Post by: Majer on December 15, 2018, 09:11:00 PM
I went to my Uncles house tonight for a Family Christmas party, Had Ham, whipped potatoes, cheesy cauliflower, dinner rolls and for desert there was cheesecake, Creme Brul'e, and Jello with whipped cream and bananas mixed in .Wine, Beer,coffee, Tea and Apple Cider for beverages
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Post by: Big Frank on December 17, 2018, 10:41:07 PM
Beef summer sausage made with garlic and no fillers. Cheese. Crackers.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 18, 2018, 12:00:20 PM
Cinnamon roll.
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Post by: Majer on December 18, 2018, 01:19:47 PM
Clancy's Muddy Mix

(http://offers.kd2.org/pics/b6/c4/b6c4783d38987a357310e5f5cc743da26ffa5ed4.jpg)
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Post by: Timothy on December 18, 2018, 01:49:53 PM
Supermarket Italian grinder toasted with icky yellow French’s mustard...

And a glass of whole milk...
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 18, 2018, 06:33:25 PM
Chicken enchilada casserole.
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Post by: Big Frank on December 19, 2018, 12:34:20 AM
Wasabi flavored popcorn.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 19, 2018, 11:54:43 AM
Here's a combo for ya: a cinnamon roll, two puffed rice logs, and two sugar cookies.
I wasn't really super hungry, so that's my version of a light lunch.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Timothy on December 20, 2018, 11:53:35 AM
Smoked chicken, burnt ends, pulled pork with beans, Mac & cheese, corn bread, salad and co-cola..

Company end of year “we made money” lunch!
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 20, 2018, 01:43:18 PM
Smoked chicken, burnt ends, pulled pork with beans, Mac & cheese, corn bread, salad and co-cola..

Company end of year “we made money” lunch!

Glad you pro-nounced that correctly.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Timothy on December 20, 2018, 06:02:34 PM
Glad you pro-nounced that correctly.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

What do ya take me for?

Some nawthen flat landa?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on December 20, 2018, 09:03:05 PM
Quesadilla's....if I spelled that right. 

Along with a summer sausage appetizer.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 20, 2018, 10:00:41 PM
I had part of a jar of salsa con queso left over and I'm dipping cream cheese & onion flavor Ritz Crisp & Thins in it. I may need to open another jar of salsa con queso for the left over crisps.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on December 21, 2018, 06:20:42 AM
Quesadilla's....if I spelled that right. 

Along with a summer sausage appetizer.

I think it's 'case o dillies'...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 21, 2018, 03:12:10 PM
I think it's 'case o dillies'...

No no....... it's "case o' dillys" ......

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 21, 2018, 03:19:59 PM
Today's lunch menu: A $5 box from Taco Bell with the double chalupa and taco and cinnamon twists.


Bring on the Zantac ...... or Imodium ...... one or t'other.  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on December 21, 2018, 03:56:30 PM
My last Taco Bell experience put me down for a few days...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on December 21, 2018, 03:57:31 PM
No no....... it's "case o' dillys" ......

My dillies are used to catch mo better vittles!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 21, 2018, 10:32:00 PM
I see commercials for Taco Hell on TV all the time and think mmm that looks good, but I don't get whatever the new item is even though Taco Hell is only a few blocks away. I'm eating granola bars.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 22, 2018, 12:19:24 PM
I can report that I had no ill effects from above Taco Bell vittles.


Now I'm sampling some of the holiday sweets the wife had prepared such as divinity, pecan brittle, pecan puffs. It's a tough gig, boys.  8)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 24, 2018, 12:42:15 AM
I cooked up a bag of frozen Frontera carnitas taco skillet dinner a little while ago. The pork was so tender you wouldn't even need teeth to chew it. I emptied what was left of a bottle of Sabor! by Texas Pete Mexican-style hot sauce on it and stirred it in. That was goood.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 24, 2018, 04:20:56 PM
Having "Fart Soup" aka beans & meat soup for Christmas Eve supper.......some calls it chili, but real chili don't have beans (there's an argument for the ages).

Various assorted sweets for dessert..... homemade 12-layer cake, peanut clusters, peanut brittle, cookies, poundcake.

Merry Christmas to ALL!!!

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 24, 2018, 06:57:47 PM
That sounds good, but real chili doesn't have meat in it. Chili con carne (chili with meat) does.  ;)

Several weeks ago I got a Knorr One Skillet meal starter for free and finally used it today with what I had on hand. It's Southwestern Chicken, Brown Rice & Quinoa, seasoned with smoked chipotle, garlic and other spices. I wanted to buy some frozen corn to put in it but the store closed 1/2 hour before I got there. It said to use a red bell pepper and a green one but I only had yellow and orange. No biggie. It calls for 1 lb. of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I substituted what was left of a bag of frozen pre-cooked spicy breaded chicken breast chunks. I heated up the chicken and cut it into smaller pieces before adding it. It's spicier than it should be, which is actually a good thing since the peppers are so sweet.

Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 26, 2018, 07:59:15 PM
The last thing I ate was Thai style green curry chicken.

The last thing I regret eating was a bunch of prunes.

I think prune juice is disgusting but I love prunes. I had a 1 pound bag of them and ate 2/3 of them for a snack in the wee hours of the morning. I planned on going to bed soon after, but plans have a way of changing. I was in and out of the bathroom for hours. I took a chance on going to bed and finally got to sleep around 8:00 in the morning. I'm about ready for something sweet to snack on again. :P
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 26, 2018, 10:54:28 PM
I just had a bowl of Idahoan Steakhouse Loaded Potato Soup. I got it for free a couple of months ago and made it today. It has red potatoes and potato skins, sour cream, cheddar and blue cheese, and a nice combination of spices. Everything was in the pouch and all I needed was boiling water to whisk it into. I like it.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 27, 2018, 02:39:07 PM
Just had a Cowtail caramel candy......shared it with the granddaughter.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 27, 2018, 02:48:23 PM
I just heard the microwave beep so it's time for some Korean style kalbi beef. I don't have any rice or noodles to eat with it, or bread to make sandwiches. I have Doritos and will put a piece of meat on one and try it, then I'll decide how to eat the rest.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 28, 2018, 06:34:16 PM
I didn't want to start another thread about something good to drink so I'm posting this here.

I just finished something very good -- Tazo Chai Classic Latte. Although latte is espresso and steamed milk, there's no coffee in it. I guess they're using the word latte to indicate that it has milk in it. All chai is supposed to be made with milk so the word latte isn't just incorrect, it's redundant.

Anyway, it's a concentrate that comes in a 32 ounce Tetra Pak paper carton. You're supposed to mix it half and half with milk to make regular chai. But I've been mixing it with water instead of milk so it's just a spiced tea. 90 seconds in the microwave and it's a delicious cup of hot tea. Too bad it's all gone. :'( I'm an iced tea drinker and this is okay cold too, but much better hot IMO. I'll be buying more.

The ingredients are black tea, black pepper, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, natural flavors, cane sugar, honey, ginger juice, natural flavors, vanilla extract, and citric acid. It doesn't taste like pepper but it feels warm in the mouth like a good ginger ale does.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 29, 2018, 11:38:05 AM
I'm still whittlin' slices off the 12 layer cake the wife made for Christmas......not much left because I've had plenty of help from kids and grand-kids.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 30, 2018, 11:25:29 PM
Chunky soup. I used a coupon on 2 cans that were already on sale and ate both cans of soup already.

My total bill was $88.00. I don't get even numbers like that very often. It should have been $85.00 but my $4 e coupon only took off $1, so I need to go back to the store again.  >:(
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 31, 2018, 10:48:13 PM
I'm having Korean style barbecue glazed beef & pork meatballs on 100% whole wheat slider buns. My sides are pimento cheese & harissa flavored kettle chips, pickled asparagus, and both smoked Gouda (my last slice) and Colby Jack cheeses.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 01, 2019, 04:10:28 PM
Ham, black-eyed peas, tater salad, greens, rice, and cornbread.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 02, 2019, 10:24:49 PM
Pork carnitas sandwiches with peri-peri hot sauce. Jalapeno flavor potato chips. Cottage cheese. The hot sauce was made with African bird's eye (piri piri) chili peppers among other things, but not very hot. It's a good thing it's not hot since it pours out of the bottle so easily.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piri_piri
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 03, 2019, 11:30:50 PM
2 frittata paniers for lunch. The crust was more like pie crust than the puff pastry they should have.

https://www.theimpulsivebuy.com/wordpress/2018/09/20/spotted-on-shelves-9-20-2018/kroger-private-selection-frittata-paniers-jpg/

Breakfast was 2 smoked turkey salad sandwiches with Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on multigrain bread.

As I was walking away from the TV a few hours ago I heard part of a Wendy's commercial. It sounded like they said they came out with a giant version of their junior bacon cheeseburger. Wouldn't a "giant" "junior" cheeseburger just be a regular cheeseburger?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 04, 2019, 02:44:11 PM
Banana sandwiches and a Reese's peanut butter Christmas tree.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on January 04, 2019, 03:58:16 PM
German Milk Chocolate
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on January 05, 2019, 03:15:16 PM
Omelette with cheddar, onions and Jimmie Dean pork sausage thoroughly topped with Tabasco.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 05, 2019, 10:04:34 PM
Bob Evans Creamy Chicken & Noodles from the grocery store.

I had to buy coffee today because it was the last day of the 2 day sale. I bought some other stuff too and my total was $86.00. An even number again, but only because I made a mistake and bought one of something I needed to buy 2 of to get $1.00 off.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 06, 2019, 09:50:10 PM
Cinnamon raisin toast.

It's a good thing I bought 2 loaves because it will take at least half a loaf to get the new toaster dialed in. The knob has 36 clicks above 0. I had it too high once and too low once, so I turned it up to 11 like Spinal Tap. Believe it or not that should be just right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xgx4k83zzc
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 07, 2019, 03:45:28 PM
Honey smoked turkey breast on 100% whole wheat with whole grain garlic mustard. I had to try it, but now I know that I like ground mustard better. I have enough bread for a second sandwich and will have one with mayo, no mustard.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 07, 2019, 04:05:56 PM
The bread I used to make my sandwiches was these Kroger Sandwich Slims. They're very thin, pre-sliced, and just the right size and shape for the Oscar Meyer deli style turkey. I only bought whole wheat because they were out of the white ones.

https://www.kroger.com/p/kroger-100-whole-wheat-sandwich-slims/0001111000192
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 08, 2019, 06:21:18 PM
Poppy seed chicken casserole, cream forty peas, corn on the cob and cake scraps.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 08, 2019, 08:30:27 PM
I had to look up cream forty peas since I never heard of them or any other cream peas. I know what creamed peas are. Some people call them cream peas but they're not. I saw some recipes for cream peas and places selling seeds. They look like beans to me, like dry beans for making soup. I like just plain peas that you can pick and snack on in the garden, but I like them cooked too.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on January 08, 2019, 09:50:46 PM
Peas...unless there’s some ham, garlic and other goodness, you can have em!

Yuk...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 08, 2019, 10:56:14 PM
Plain peas kind of, meh. But split pea soup with ham is delicious, especially with a shot of hot sauce. I like it better than bean soup or lentil soup. I even like the stuff in a can like Progresso as long as it has that dash of hot sauce. And split pea with bacon just doesn't do it for me.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 09, 2019, 08:30:40 PM
Cream Forty is the variety name and is related to the size more or less. A Cream Forty is smaller than a Cream 80 but slightly larger than a Lady Finger pea. They are basically just a green garden pea that makes a fairly clear soup or juice versus a Purple Hull or Black Eyed variety that makes a dark soup.

This type of green pea is big business and a favorite in south GA.....cooked with ham hock or fatback in the pot.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 09, 2019, 09:51:24 PM
I had no frame of reference for Lady Finger peas since I never heard of them either, but they look small in the pictures I saw online.

I know very little about cuisine anywhere below the Manson-Nixon Line. Until I was in the army for awhile I didn't know what succotash was. I only knew that it was a funny sounding word, and "Sufferin' succotash" was Sylvester the Cat's catchphrase. They had the food labeled in the mess hall, to take some of the mystery out of mystery meat and other items on the menu. One time they had big pan full of corn and lima beans, and I was confused for a couple of reasons. I had no idea why they would use such a silly name for it instead of calling it corn and lima beans. I was even further confused as to why anyone would ruin kernel corn by mixing lima beans into it. I had lima beans in the hospital once when I was a kid and hated them. I still don't like them and would pick them out if I was served succotash.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 09, 2019, 11:34:38 PM
I just finished up some flame broiled Italian style meatballs with marinara sauce, garlic bread, and the last of my Italian mix giardiniera. Now I need something sweet for dessert.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on January 10, 2019, 06:03:03 AM
Cup of dark roast coffee.  Strong.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 10, 2019, 12:26:09 PM
Cup of dark roast copy.  Strong.


Using text to speech function again?  ;D


Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on January 10, 2019, 06:02:18 PM
Home made Venison stroganoff
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on January 11, 2019, 01:11:00 AM

Using text to speech function again?  ;D

Heck yeah........OK, OK....I just hadn't had a chance to finish the coffee before I typed it....
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 11, 2019, 12:46:33 PM
Heck yeah........OK, OK....I just hadn't had a chance to finish the coffee before I typed it....

The wife and I have a hard time with google voice search....I reckon it can't understand a southern dialect very well.......so, it can't pick up what we're puttin' down and just sits there scratchin' its head. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Little Caesar's $5 pepperoni pizza for lunch. Not the best pizza, but it's been a long, emotional week (family member got some bad health news) and works in a pinch when one just needs to shove some food down ones neck hole.

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 11, 2019, 07:22:05 PM
Deli style roast beef on leftover garlic bread, with mayo and mustard because I didn't know what to put on it. It needed more meat so I put a little bit of blackened chicken on it.

I'm washing it down with a hot cup of peachy green tea that has spearmint and ginger in it. It's supposed to be iced tea, but I tried it cold and didn't like it. The spearmint tastes less objectionable hot. I should have read the label more closely and bought something else instead.

https://www.tazo.com/us/en/products/lattes-iced/iced-peachy-green-concentrate.html
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 13, 2019, 03:23:57 PM
Sesame ginger shrimp potstickers from Thailand. It's my first time trying this kind, unless I had them before and forgot about it. Judging by the first one, they could use more shrimp and more ginger too.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on January 14, 2019, 04:06:52 AM
Home made Venison stroganoff

Drool ...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 14, 2019, 06:11:43 PM
Drool ...

^  What he said. I only had it once and it was incredibly good.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on January 14, 2019, 07:30:06 PM
Late, but day before yesterday had deer chili. 

Yum.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 14, 2019, 10:49:53 PM
Yum.

It's sandwich day for me. I had a BBQ Smoked Stacker from HoneyBaked Ham for breakfast, and a Roast Beef & Cheddar for lunch (buy 1 get 1 free). Now I'm trying to finish my last 4 slices of bread and the last of 5 packages of lunch meat, Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken and Cured Roast Beef. Cured Roast Beef? I didn't know it was sick.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 15, 2019, 12:01:16 PM
Roast beef sandwich made with leftover roast.


I pretty much use cast iron for all my cooking (indoors and out) unless it's grilled or smoked.....but, my new best friend for rapid meals is our Crock-Pot Express cooker (similar to instapot). I seared a 2.5 pound roast in the thing and then pressure cooked it along with potatoes and carrots in 45 minutes and it was as good (maybe better) than if I'd let it cook for six hours in a regular crock-pot.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on January 15, 2019, 12:44:54 PM
Hospital sesame chicken wit broccoli!

Phuqin yucky...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 16, 2019, 12:06:11 AM
Get out of there Timothy! Hospital food has always has a tendency to suck unless you're a rich person getting plastic surgery somewhere I couldn't afford. But when I was in the hospital eating my meals in a group instead of in my room, whoever hadn't lost their appetite was asking anyone who had, are you going to eat that? And when checking off what we wanted for our next meal there were a whole lot of X2s on the slips of paper.

Sometimes you just have to eat crappy food and know that it's better than no food. Once at Fort Polk I had a bayonet on a long stick and was chasing a squirrel in the woods. I think we had a propane torch, but I probably would have eaten it raw if I caught it. Cooking takes too long when you're really hungry. Luckily someone finally decided to feed me and this other guy, and they gave us each a C-ration plus whatever they cooked up that day.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 20, 2019, 12:33:29 AM
Schwarze Mini-Elise lebkuchen. They're over a year old but still good without being frozen or refrigerated. I don't know how when when they're not loaded with preservatives. They're 25% hazelnuts, walnuts, and almonds, that somehow aren't rancid. I don't understand.

https://www.lebkuchen-schmidt.com/en/Nuremberger-Lebkuchen/Lebkuchen-bags/Black-Mini-Elise.html
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 22, 2019, 11:43:25 PM
Apple cinnamon crunchy rice rollers.

https://crunchyrollers.com/collections/stand-up-pouch/products/apple-cinnamon-stand-up-pouch
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 23, 2019, 10:01:49 PM
Baby spring mix salad with dressing, and cheese & garlic croutons.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 24, 2019, 05:14:19 PM
Left-over chili.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on January 28, 2019, 05:57:19 PM
Made up a batch of chili Saturday afternoon.  In the afternoon, because it is always better as leftovers.  So, cooked it up, cooled it, and put it in the fridge.  Sunday after church some went into a pan for heating up.  Going to have some more tonight.  After an hour of shoveling and blowing snow this will be perfect.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 28, 2019, 06:29:14 PM
Having a bowl of homemade chicken dumplin's right now.  :D

We took a batch twenty miles away to my wife's sister who's having a rough go of it right now (cancer) so she can eat and get to bed. We have to be up and on the road early to have  her at the cancer center 60 miles away for gamma-knife treatment on her brain.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 28, 2019, 08:15:15 PM
I hope all goes well with the gamma knife PegLeg. IMO it's better than the alternatives. Traditional brain surgery: once air hits the brain, you're never the same. And chemo is so bad a lot of people quit going. They'd rather die than keep it up.


If you have any leftover chili send it my way Mike. I'll pour some over a cheese omelet for breakfast. Anything you put on your plate is breakfast as long as there's an egg with it.  ;)  I've had breakfast chili on its own too. Lots of it. If you make a fresh batch it should be well aged by the time it gets here.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on January 29, 2019, 04:22:54 PM
I hope all goes well with the gamma knife PegLeg. IMO it's better than the alternatives. Traditional brain surgery: once air hits the brain, you're never the same. And chemo is so bad a lot of people quit going. They'd rather die than keep it up.

Thanks, Jumbo.
She did well.... their MRI showed 7 lesions of various sizes (it is a higher resolution than the one she initially had which only showed 3). They zapped them all and she tolerated the procedure very well.
She will still have to undergo chemo for the cancer that has metastasized over other areas of her body and is having a life-port put in at 6 AM tomorrow and chemo begins Thursday (will only be once every three weeks).



That being said, we grabbed some drive-thru fries and a soda on the way home and for supper tonight it'll be some leftover dumplings from last night.
when I get around to it later this week I want to make some homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on January 29, 2019, 07:01:12 PM
That's Good News, Peg...

=)))
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on January 29, 2019, 07:13:15 PM
Dang Peg I hope she surprises everyone and this thing goes away.

We need some detail on the prayer request thread.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 29, 2019, 08:37:49 PM
Glad to hear it went well Peg.


I just ate 3 mandarin oranges. Before that I had some Chicago style deep dish pizza from Gino's East of Chicago. I mostly agree with a New Yorker in a video who when he saw a Chicago-style deep dish pizza said, I don't know what that is, but it's not pizza. I like Detroit-style pizza. I don't buy it very often, but I have Jet's Pizza on the brain now, and it's only a few miles away.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit-style_pizza
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on January 30, 2019, 10:40:32 PM
Earlier today I had some more mandarins. Of the 11 I've had from this bag so far, 10 didn't have any seeds at all, but the other one had over 30 seeds in it. There usually aren't that many seeds in a whole bushel of them. One little section of the orange had 7 seeds in it and I may have swallowed an 8th one.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 01, 2019, 01:48:26 PM
Walmart's version of Lucky Charms cereal........ "They're magically delicious!"
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 01, 2019, 06:34:32 PM
The last few dollops o mashed taters out o da pot...

Might cook up some chowda...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 01, 2019, 09:55:36 PM
Honey barbecue chicken wings.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on February 02, 2019, 07:26:45 PM
I made a batch of great grandma's meatball soup for noon, and this evening we enjoyed some homemade pizza.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 02, 2019, 07:53:52 PM
2 Fuji apples, somewhere between fresh and dehydrated but still tasty.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 03, 2019, 02:49:14 PM
Chicken cordon bleu.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 04, 2019, 04:52:54 PM
Hotdogs. I only tasted bread in the first bite so I put another hotdog on the bun. That was better.

Later I had a ZICO coco-lixir coconut water and juice beverage. It was called for lemons sake. They should put the lime in the coconut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qy2yB43A20
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 04, 2019, 06:35:32 PM
Five Meat pizza from Little Caesars because it is cheap and quick....(decent if hot/fresh) definitely not the best, but it surely ain't the worst I've had by far.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 04, 2019, 11:05:23 PM
Buffalo ranch chopped salad. If I wasn't hungry right now I would have heated up some buffalo wings from the freezer and pulled some chicken for it. I stop and may add more cheese when my stomach doesn't feel empty.

https://www.taylorfarms.com/products/chopped-salad-kits/buffalo-ranch/#product-view

P.S. Little Ceasar's can't be any worse than the $1.99 Red Barron pizzas in my freezer, but for that price I just can't say no.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 06, 2019, 12:18:05 PM
Salisbury steak, mashed taters, and English peas.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 07, 2019, 05:07:36 PM
Nothing worth mentioning today. The last thing I had last night was organic blue corn tortilla chips with spicy guacamole.

A couple of weeks ago I got another box of corn muffin mix with a coupon. It was $1.50 off of $1.69. I still don't know when I'll get around to using the first box.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 07, 2019, 06:29:22 PM
Chicken strips and onion rings done home-style.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 07, 2019, 07:01:46 PM
Jim Beam...

Technically not eating...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on February 07, 2019, 07:10:37 PM
Freeze it and eat it with a spoon...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 07, 2019, 10:36:39 PM
I don't know how cold it has to be to freeze Jim Beam but I always kept mine in the freezer and it didn't thicken or freeze. Maybe I should have used it for antifreeze in my truck.

I just ate some chocolate covered gingerbread that was supposed to be good until June 6th, 2018. It would have been even better around Christmas 2017. The chocolate bloomed but it was just fat bloom from the cocoa butter working its way to the surface. I could rub the white off with my fingers if I wanted to make it look better, but why bother. It was kept at too high of a temperature for too long of a time but still tasted good.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on February 08, 2019, 01:05:25 PM
Jumbo, that was a paraphrasing of a line I used years ago at a Cincinnati Reds opening day gave. 

Several of us from work went together and it was a cold day..but I was running to the beer stand to keep a beer at hand..

One of the group, Martha D.,  commented after my 3rd or 4th trip:  "Doesn't it ever get too cold for you to drink beer?"

I answered  "Yes, it does, Martha.  Sometimes it freezes and I have to eat it with a spoon."

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 08, 2019, 05:16:21 PM
 :)  If it's the right temperature beer will instantly freeze when you open it. Clear bottles give you a great view of it. Beer slurpees aren't very good IMO.

I had a spinach Gruyère chicken sausage link on a bun.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 08, 2019, 05:39:29 PM
Freeze it and eat it with a spoon...

Anything at 80 proof freezes at -17f.  My freezer only gets to -6f
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 08, 2019, 07:31:13 PM
My chest freezer gets down to zero or below zero but the freezer in the fridge doesn't even come close to freezing whiskey. Southern Comfort may get a little syrupy in there but it's a liqueur. Until 2016 it didn't even have whiskey in it for decades.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 08, 2019, 07:47:29 PM
Grabbed chili-dogs and apple pies at a drive-thru on the way home from taking supper to my s-i-l.
We took her hamburger steak & onions with mashed taters & gravy and mac-n-cheese.
We'll have some tomorrow for lunch.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 10, 2019, 10:01:07 PM
Ore-Ida Home-style Simple 'N' Creamy Mashed Potatoes and chicken gravy. These are the only store bought mashed potatoes I really like. There's nothing in them besides potatoes with some skin, heavy cream, butter and salt. I buy them any time I have a digital coupon for them and have 4 more in the freezer.

https://www.oreida.com/product/00013120000096

ETA: When they're partly heated and I take them out of the microwave and stir them they look disgusting. But when they're fully heated and I stir them up again they look good and taste good, to me at least but I'm easy to please.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on February 11, 2019, 07:45:42 PM
Pork sirloin stew

I cut a lot of whole loins for the chops for us and others.  Because of this we have a lot of sirloin roasts left over, and this is not a very moist cut of meat.

I deboned a bunch on Saturday morning and set out to make a stew:

3# boneless loin cubed
2 medium yellow onions ( I slice 1/4" thick and quarter)
1 cup carrots cut to size you like
4 cloves garlic
1 bottle beer of choice
2 C chicken stock or broth
1/2 small can of tomato paste
1 T flour

Season meat with salt and pepper to taste in bowl and let sit
Brown meat in a heavy pan (I used a dutch oven) to a crisp brown outside
remove meat and drain all but 2T grease
add onions and carrots, cook till tender, add garlic for last five minutes
Add beer, chicken stock, tomato paste and flour
Stir over low heat until liquid thickens
Add meat back in
Put in oven at 350f for 3 hours

I served it over long grain brown rice.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on February 15, 2019, 12:09:22 PM
Stopped at Golden Corral halfway back from Atlanta yesterday and it was fairly good for 3:30 in the afternoon. Sometimes at that time you can get leftovers from lunch that have dried out and aren't as good as fresh, which was the case a month ago at the same location....but my mother-in-law likes GC better than anywhere else so we always stop there for her.

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Post by: Majer on February 15, 2019, 02:16:57 PM
A Cuban Pannini and a tall glass of Sweet Tea at a local diner.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 15, 2019, 03:35:32 PM
Store bought pizza with 2 types of pepperoni and 6 cheeses. I shouldn't have bought any pizza from Kroger's deli but they were on sale for $3.99 instead of $8.99. At $5 off I had to try them. I bought 5 of them in 3 different varieties but I'll know better next time.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 16, 2019, 11:42:15 PM
Chicken Alfredo. After I took it out of the microwave and stirred it up I sprinkled on a generous portion of grated Parmesan cheese. The cheese has kind of soft springy texture to it, not that dried out stuff that looks like sawdust. I have 3 mandarin oranges in front of me that I'm going to eat after I click Post.
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Post by: Big Frank on February 17, 2019, 05:34:59 PM
Hillshire Farm Cheddarwurst smoked sausage link on a bun.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 19, 2019, 01:25:38 PM
Cubed deer steak, fresh cabbage (last picking from the winter garden), rice, corn on the cob, and cornbread.

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 20, 2019, 01:16:10 PM
Venison spaghetti with homemade sauce (canned from our garden last year and w/whole wheat noodles, I like them better).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 20, 2019, 09:35:08 PM
Toasted maple streusel breakfast bread. Strenuous breakfast bread if I "correct" it with my spell checker so I added streusel to its dictionary.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 22, 2019, 12:27:11 AM
My only meal was Chinese takeout for breakfast/brunch/lunch. I had Dragon Meats (sic) Phoenix.
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Post by: Big Frank on February 22, 2019, 03:33:08 PM
Turkey Bacon Ranch sandwich now. Roast Beef & Cheddar sandwich later.
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Post by: Timothy on February 22, 2019, 04:21:21 PM
Bourbon
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 22, 2019, 04:38:20 PM
Bourbon

It's been 14 years but after this week a chilled Wild Turkey is sounding pretty good.

Meh....guess I'll just have pizza.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 22, 2019, 06:02:40 PM
I switched to Coca-Cola Zero Sugar with no bourbon, but would rather have regular Coke with lots of bourbon. Or a pitcher of Manhattan cocktails for one. I'm not too fussy.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 22, 2019, 11:33:51 PM
I finally remembered to eat again and baked the last of my Kroger deli pizzas, then I noticed a few little white spots on it. It was mold and I thought I could cut around it and eat the rest. Then I shined a flashlight on it and saw what I couldn't when it was in my shadow. It was getting furry in a couple of places. So much for plan A.

So I went on to plan B. I'm going to leave the "Ultimeat" pizza outside tonight for the critters to eat. I'd rather have them eat it out in the open than wait a few days and tear up my garbage when I put the bag out to the curb. I have some of these Marie Callender's Bowls in the freezer. I think they're something new. I had a Cheesy Chipotle Rice & Beans Bowl, but I'm still hungry and will grab whatever is next on the pile.

https://www.mariecallendersmeals.com/product-categories/bowls
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 24, 2019, 11:18:56 AM
Brisket sandwich.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 24, 2019, 02:18:25 PM
I reached blindly into the freezer and pulled out a package of mashed potatoes. I put beef gravy from a jar on them. I need to actually cook something later.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 26, 2019, 12:31:51 AM
PLANTERS Peanut Butter Chocolate Trail Mix.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on February 26, 2019, 12:24:53 PM
A pancake and buttercream frosting burrito.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: TAB on February 26, 2019, 01:07:22 PM
last night I made a hug pot of caldo verde.

its a Portuguese keal and potato soup.   

https://youtu.be/MB5LAU5z9gk

its too die fore.
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Post by: Big Frank on February 26, 2019, 09:18:18 PM
Herr's Jalapeno Poppers flavor Cheese Curls from TSC. These are a lot better than plain Cheetos. Herr's also makes Cheese Curls With Genuine Old Bay seasoning. That sounds good even to an old Midwestern landlubber like me. I may end up ordering a box full of snacks.

http://www.herrs.com/product.php?id=57
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 27, 2019, 02:28:48 PM
Salisbury steak, mashed taters, and green beans.
The Salisbury steak was store-bought (didn't have time to make from scratch) and as Rainman said about K-Mart, "It sucked."
It was a brand called On-Cor (not the usual brand we buy, when we buy it) and definitely had a soy-burgerish aftertaste.

ETA:

I went to their website and checked the nutrition info since the packaging we had was already in the trash.

Ingredients:
Gravy:
Water, food starch-modified, contains less than 2% of the following: bleached wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour), toasted onion powder, salt, hydrolyzed soy protein, sugar, autolyzed yeast extract, garlic powder, spice, caramel color.

Salisbury Steaks:
Mechanically separated chicken, pork, water, beef, soy protein concentrate, wheat flour, dehydrated onion, contains less than 2% of the following: salt, sodium phosphate, lactose reduced whey, hydrolyzed soy and corn protein, caramel color, dextrose, sugar, dehydrated peppers, pepper, flavoring.

Contains:
SOY, WHEAT, MILK


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 patty with 1/3 cup gravy (about 132g)

Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 190   
Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g  22%
Saturated Fat 5g  25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg  18%
Sodium 720mg  30%
Total Carbohydrate 8g  3%
Dietary Fiber 2g  8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Iron 1mg  8%
Vitamin A 0%   
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 8%

[img]http://Ingredients:
Gravy: Water, food starch-modified, contains less than 2% of the following: bleached wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour), toasted onion powder, salt, hydrolyzed soy protein, sugar, autolyzed yeast extract, garlic powder, spice, caramel color.

Salisbury Steaks: Mechanically separated chicken, pork, water, beef, soy protein concentrate, wheat flour, dehydrated onion, contains less than 2% of the following: salt, sodium phosphate, lactose reduced whey, hydrolyzed soy and corn protein, caramel color, dextrose, sugar, dehydrated peppers, pepper, flavoring.

Contains:
SOY, WHEAT, MILK


Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 27, 2019, 07:33:52 PM
Notice how it says Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks on the box, with gravy being the main component. I had some of those On-Cor brand entrees before and they all suck, some worse than others. The Gravy & Sliced White Meat Turkey was less objectionable, but still mostly gravy, with turkey roll instead of natural slices of turkey.

I had the On-Cor Breaded Chicken Parmagiana Patties with Tomato Sauce before. The tomato sauce has tomato puree as the main ingredient and the chicken has white chicken meat as the main ingredient. It even has mozzarella cheese in it, but still isn't very good. I saw them on sale again a few weeks ago and hesitated a moment before moving down the aisle.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 27, 2019, 07:55:13 PM
Man, you guys eat some real crapola!

I know it’s circumstances but try and avoid TV dinners!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on February 27, 2019, 11:32:10 PM
A lot of frozen meals actually taste good. Or good enough. When I see certain brands I like on sale, I get one of each and don't have to eat the same thing twice. I may eat it again next month, but I won't have any leftovers I have to eat tomorrow or the next day. Cooking for one person sucks anyway.

I've had several of The 25 Most Delish Frozen Dinners and 46 Best Frozen Foods in America in these links, or other foods of the same brands. They aren't like the TV dinners they made when I was a kid. Those were bad even to a kid's unsophisticated palate. And I don't know why Banquet is on one of the lists. I don't care if you can buy them for 88 cents, I have to draw the line somewhere and won't buy those.

https://www.delish.com/cooking/g3648/best-frozen-dinners/

https://www.eatthis.com/best-frozen-foods/

Here's a place that makes alternatives to textured soy protein that are in some of the less palatable dinners, like On-Cor.

http://rachelaaron.net/soylent/


ETA: I'm eating old Nuremberger Lebkuchen and it's still delicious.

https://www.lebkuchen-schmidt.com/en/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 28, 2019, 12:31:18 PM
I generally use ground venison with 10% beef fat (added when we grind) or lean beef and make from scratch. But with all we have going on with my sis-in-law and my mother-in-law (having open heart surgery) and two 3 yr olds in the house, the store crap was quicker....but we ended up throwing the bulk of it to the dog.

Title: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on February 28, 2019, 02:20:55 PM
I hear ya...it's tough when things are squirrel around ya like crazy.

I'm the only one that cooks in my house, at least meals that are palatable.  My wife cooks but her diet is very restricted.  Tough cooking for just myself so I'm usually just doing something on the weekend.

It's why I know of the location of every Diner in a thirty mile radius!  I can always grab something reasonably healthy for 6-10 bucks, be it breakfast of the hot turkey dinner with all the fixings I had for lunch today.

I'll have a snack later but nothing more than a banana or orange chased with a couple fingers of bourbon!  Sometimes, just a couple fingers of bourbon, chased by four fingers of bourbon...

Did I say I liked bourbon?

:)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 28, 2019, 03:35:33 PM
Did I say I liked bourbon?

:)

You may have alluded to it a time or twelve in years past.  8)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 01, 2019, 12:28:32 AM
I generally use ground venison with 10% beef fat (added when we grind) or lean beef and make from scratch. But with all we have going on with my sis-in-law and my mother-in-law (having open heart surgery) and two 3 yr olds in the house, the store crap was quicker....but we ended up throwing the bulk of it to the dog.

At first I was thinking, "poor dog", because that stuff isn't even fit for a dog. Then I thought about the things dogs like to eat, lick, and smell. It's exceedingly rare to have one look at what you offer it, look at you, and walk away.

I'm eating cereal at the moment. I wanted something else but already had heartburn, so cereal it is. I've been getting it cheap and stocking up. $1.99 for bags of Malt-O-Meal cold cereal isn't bad at all. That's 43% off, and the regular price is already cheaper than the big name cereal in boxes.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on March 01, 2019, 12:48:44 PM
I'm eating cereal at the moment. I wanted something else but already had heartburn, so cereal it is. I've been getting it cheap and stocking up. $1.99 for bags of Malt-O-Meal cold cereal isn't bad at all. That's 43% off, and the regular price is already cheaper than the big name cereal in boxes.


That's the brand we buy at wally-mart.
It tastes as good as the big brand, and looking at the website for their product I see why: they are a product of Post cereals.
So I guess Post Fruity Pebbles and the Malt-O-Meal version are probably made in the same facility and packaged accordingly (many brands are). I knew a guy who worked for Keebler and he said you would be surprised at how many different brands were actually made by Keebler.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 01, 2019, 05:29:08 PM
I didn't have any idea who made M-O-M cereal, but I'm not surprised. My digital coupon was good for 5 bags so I got 5 different kinds including Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles. Most of the cereal I buy is kid stuff. Healthy cereal tastes worse than the cardboard box it comes in.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on March 02, 2019, 05:57:19 PM
I didn't have any idea who made M-O-M cereal, but I'm not surprised. My digital coupon was good for 5 bags so I got 5 different kinds including Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles. Most of the cereal I buy is kid stuff. Healthy cereal tastes worse than the cardboard box it comes in.

Two of my favorites....and you are correct on the taste as well.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 02, 2019, 09:10:26 PM
If Count Chocula cereal was available year-round I would buy more every time I went to the store. I have a bag of multigrain imitation Cheerios from Mexico called Aritos. I just looked it up and it means earrings. I got it for free last summer but keep putting off eating it because I have an idea what it's going to taste like. I'll have to mix my Mexican earrings with something else like Pebbles in order to eat it.

I had a Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Breakfast Bowl. It would have been better with salsa, but I only bought one bowl and didn't want to open a new jar of salsa just for that. I have an open bag of potato chips and an open bowl of dip so I'm going to eat some of that in a moment.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 02, 2019, 09:35:17 PM
Anyone who isn't using SavingStar when they buy groceries should check it out. They give you cash back on groceries. There's a list of things on there that you can check off and get rebates for. A lot of times I get rebates on things that I bought using a coupon, or on sale, or both. This dip is a good example.

Kroger had a digital coupon for $1.50 off any 2 Dean's Dairy Dips. I bought 2 French Onion Dips for $2.29 each, minus the $1.50 coupon, and I'm getting a $1.50 rebate on them. So it cost me $1.58 for 2 bowls of dip instead of $4.58. That's a fraction over 65% off. The rebates add up in my account and once it gets to $20 or more I have them direct deposit it into my checking or savings account. They used to let you get $5 cash back at a time but changed it to $20. So far they paid me $226.90, and I have another $13.35 in my account.

https://savingstar.com/
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 03, 2019, 03:55:13 PM
Buffalo chicken mac & cheese. It's store bought frozen food and it tastes good, to me at least. That's why I bought more when I had a coupon for it. But I think I like Wicked Kitchen Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese, and Chorizo Mac & Cheese better.

https://www.wickedkitchen.com/mac-and-cheese-products
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 03, 2019, 11:10:14 PM
2 corn dogs. My first this year. They're the all beef kind. 12 of them cost as much as 16 made with mechanically separated meat and non-meat scraps squeezed through a sieve. I wouldn't be surprised if have the same amount of meat in them or close to it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 04, 2019, 05:23:25 PM
I had an Autumn Glory apple. They were on sale for less than half price plus I had a coupon that was good if I bought over 1 pound. I only bought 2 apples and they weighed 1.33 pounds. It's a hybrid of Fuji and Golden Delicious apples and they're huge. I measured one and it was 3 1/4" wide and 3 1/4" tall. It was so big I couldn't open my mouth far enough to bite into the side. I had to start on top and it wasn't easy. Now my jaw hurts and feels like I tried to unhinge it like a snake. It was so big it started turning brown by the time I worked my way around it. I think I'll slice the other one in half. I ate everything except the stem and 2 seeds. The rest of the seeds were the size of the period at the end of this sentence. I thought it was some kind of seedless mutant until I got to the last 2 bites. They supposedly are "very sweet, firm flesh with hints of cinnamon and subtle notes of caramel." Mine was sweet and juicy and filled me up enough to not want to eat the other one too. The picture below is life size.

https://www.superfreshgrowers.com/our-fruit/apples/autumn-glory

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 05, 2019, 01:30:53 PM
Penne pasta with plenty of sauce and a ridiculous amount of Parmesan cheese for breakfast. I need to eat more Parmesan cheese before it gets moldy like the last bowlful.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 05, 2019, 05:23:02 PM
I got this in an email from my favorite burger joint today. It's a good day for donuts but no thanks.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 07, 2019, 04:18:52 PM
Rotini with turkey sausage.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 08, 2019, 11:56:50 PM
I had an apple. It was glorious. And it only had 2 seeds. Maybe that's normal for this variety, but most apples have 1 or 2 seeds in each of the 5 seed pockets.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on March 10, 2019, 09:10:57 AM
"Transparent bacon" here at the hotel I've been in the last 10 days in West Texas....
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on March 10, 2019, 06:02:52 PM
"Transparent bacon" here at the hotel I've been in the last 10 days in West Texas....

Got that beat: Junk-food snacks, vending machine crap, and hospital food.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on March 10, 2019, 10:33:29 PM
Spekulatius cookies, AKA speculaas or speculoos. Good until 04/04/2018. Good right now.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on March 11, 2019, 12:36:34 PM
Stouffer's single serving lasagna with meat (made the mistake of getting the cheese-only version once...blechhh).
It's pretty good for oven-ready food.
In my personal opinion it's as good, flavor-wise, as some I've had in restaurants...... including Olive Garden (IMHO their food is good but way overrated).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on March 11, 2019, 01:42:27 PM
Lunch.  Grass fed beef cheese burger with romaine lettuce and whole wheat bread.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 12, 2019, 09:21:59 PM
Refried beans topped with salsa and a layer of melted cheese.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 17, 2019, 11:48:33 AM
Chicken nugget sandwich and tater tots.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 17, 2019, 11:11:30 PM
Salad ATM.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 18, 2019, 08:59:42 PM
Andouille. Salad. Sliced peaches.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 19, 2019, 12:23:31 PM
Taco dip.

Ground beef, browned with taco seasoning then add Rotel and cream cheese. It's good in taco shells or as a dip with tortilla scoops or chips.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on April 19, 2019, 03:56:05 PM
Smokehouse Burger at Texas Roadhousel

https://m.texasroadhouse.com/menu/legendary-food.aspx?section=burgers-sandwiches&item=smokehouse-burger
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 20, 2019, 08:02:54 PM
5oz boneless skinless chicken breast and 5oz of steamed green beans.

I'm on a cleanse, just for the fun of it.  Son-in-law was prescribed this, due to basic lifestyles we all enjoy in our diets showing up in his physical.  I don't suffer from any of the lab work issues, but an old, fat and out of shape.  He is one of four I know that have gone through this, and the results have been very good for all four.  So ...

The first 28 days have white days and green days.  Each day starts with breakfast of two hard boiled eggs.  The next three meals are made up of 5.2oz of chicken or turkey breast, or 7oz of fish or shrimp.  On White days you get just the meats; on Green days you get the meats and 5.2oz of green vegetable.

The 28 days go seven white days, then two green and one white.  The green & white 2 & 1 continues until the end of the days.

No fats, salt, sugar, or alcohol!

There is also a tea that you drink before every meal, and some vitamin and enzyme powders you drink as well.

After the 28 days are complete there is a 90 period of adjusting back and stabilizing your system.  It keeps the same basic cycle of green & white, but most people slowly change to adding some fruits, yogurt, and even pork and beef.

I'm finishing day nine tonight, and have to force myself to eat.  I'm not hungry, and feel no affects of an intake of 900 calories a day.  I use lots of garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and red pepper, because the bland meats get boring fast.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on April 21, 2019, 08:37:10 AM
"After the 28 days are complete there is a 90 period of adjusting back and stabilizing your system"

I'm guessing that is a 90 DAY period?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 21, 2019, 11:09:31 AM
"After the 28 days are complete there is a 90 period of adjusting back and stabilizing your system"

I'm guessing that is a 90 DAY period?

Could be minutes.....if the buffet is fresh.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 21, 2019, 09:04:14 PM
No fats, salt, sugar, or alcohol is probably good for you, but unless there's a medical reason you need a high protein diet, then it's probably too much meat and not enough veggies (of different colors) and grains. A balanced diet is best for most people but it's no fun and I don't even try. I'm not saying what I had to eat last, but breakfast was egg rolls.

There have been a lot of diets where you can only eat one kind of food or a few different types of food and many of them work short-term if you want to lose weight. You could go an a grapefruit diet and eat nothing but grapefruit every day. I know I would lose weight as I lost interest in eating another !@#$%^&* grapefruit. Keto diets seem to be the "in" thing now but have several risk factors like raising your cholesterol, so you may lose weight but have a heart attack caused by clogged blood vessels.

I'm down 40 pounds from my all-time high weight. The last time I saw my doctor my BMI was in a different category than it was a couple of weeks earlier, but I'm still 100 pounds too heavy. When I quit working I quit burning a lot of calories but was still taking in a lot. Actually more calories because I have all day to sit around and eat. When I was working I had a 30 minute lunch break and it took 10 minutes at a fast walk to get to the cafeteria and back. So I was down to 20 minutes and had to wash my hands, use the bathroom, wash my hands again, stand in line in the cafeteria and finally eat. If I had to use the toilet I didn't have time to eat lunch at all that day.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 22, 2019, 12:19:18 PM
I have Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches in the freezer. They have sausage, egg and cheese on an English muffin. I also have Jimmy Dean precooked turkey sausage in the freezer, so I put an extra slice of sausage on my sandwich. Sausage Egg McMuffins are the only thing I've had from McDonalds that I really liked and when I saw these sandwiches on sale I bought a box of them.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on April 22, 2019, 05:30:56 PM
Yes folks, it is 90 days.

It is a diet that is out of balance according to the food pyramids and such.  But, it is a temporary plan that is used to cleanse the system and reset the metabolism.

There are plenty of vegetables in this plan, but they are veggies that are more beneficial and carry a higher value.  There is also a benefit of lifestyle change - Four regular meals to spread out the intake to match usage.

Like I said, I know others that have done this, and they are all visiting their doctors for regular preventative care.  None have had anything negative come from it - All positive.  That is the thing that always concerns me when I hear that somebody is trying something.
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Post by: Big Frank on April 22, 2019, 06:00:19 PM
I hope it works out for you. I'm just trying to eat less of everything. Being forced to give up the ice cream and donuts diet helped with my weight too.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 04, 2019, 11:24:08 PM
I bought a 3 pound tub of potato salad and ate a lot of it straight from the tub. That was the whole meal.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on May 05, 2019, 12:16:03 PM
I bought a 3 pound tub of potato salad and ate a lot of it straight from the tub. That was the whole meal.

We do that from time to time with potato salad as well and also with certain other dishes like dumplings or dressing. We'll just make a batch up and eat it as a one-item meal.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 05, 2019, 09:38:24 PM
I put a hotdog and a stick of Colby-Jack cheese on a slice of bread and microwaved it. A 1-minute cheese dog. I'm thinking about opening a can of chili I bought yesterday and making a chili cheese dog. I'm due for another meal right about now. Spicy pickles and potato chips with dip along with it is starting to sound good.

ETA: When I crack open a carton of cottage cheese in the next day or two I'm going to sprinkle some black pepper on it and grab a fork. I might have something with it but I haven't had any in too long of a time and might pig out on it and not have room for anything else. I've used it in place of dip for my potato chips before and it wasn't bad. I boldly dip where no man has dipped before.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on May 06, 2019, 09:47:33 AM
I read somewhere that one of the indicators of Anorexia  is always thinking about food.

Maybe you should get that checked, Jumbo?   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 06, 2019, 08:47:42 PM
I BEAT ANOREXIA! If you saw me you'd know it.   ;D

I had some P3 Portable Protein Packs. Now I'm having a sugar-free Jolly Rancher. It tastes good but I haven't had more than 4 of them in single day. I'm in no hurry to see how much Isomalt and Polyglycitol Syurp I can handle. It also has Acesulfame Potassium AKA Acesulfame K in it. The other two sweeteners aren't sweet enough without it.
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Post by: Big Frank on May 08, 2019, 07:52:24 PM
I got a free frozen side dish from Honeybaked Ham and didn't have to buy anything to get it. Several of the sides looked good but I finally chose Double Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese. It's cavatappi instead of elbow macaroni, with both yellow and white cheddar. Before I put it in the freezer I looked and saw that it can be baked in the oven or microwaved. I took it out and microwaved it and just started eating it. I could smell the garlic in it before I tasted it. Besides garlic powder it also has onion powder, mustard flour, and chili pepper. I like it and plan on buying more of this and another side or two.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 04, 2019, 09:16:52 PM
Korean Barbecue flavor chicken breast jerky. It's very tender and delicious. When I got down to the bottom of the bag my tongue was warm from the sriracha but my mouth isn't burning. It wasn't cheap but I got a free snack stick with it with a coupon so I had to try it.

https://chefscutrealjerky.com/collections/all
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 05, 2019, 12:45:18 PM
Chicken/pepper jack/muenster sandwich and a rice crispy square.
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Post by: Majer on June 05, 2019, 09:28:42 PM
Birthday Cake and Canollis
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 19, 2019, 12:00:09 PM
Buttermilk biscuits with bacon and pan-fried sausage patties.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on June 19, 2019, 09:10:08 PM
Graham crackers and nutella for a snack now. Maybe the last jar of nutella I'll ever have because of all the fat and sugar. 

Breakfast was an Asian Sweet & Spicy salad, and lunch was a Southwest Jalapeno Ranch salad, both topped with marinated flame broiled chicken. I keep getting buy one, get one free coupons for sandwiches, salads, and dinners in the mail, and today was a good day for salads. Meaning too hot to cook and maybe too hot to eat hot (temperature) food.

The salads were from a place called YaYa's that has 3 locations in my city, 3 more in my county, 3 more in my state, and 3 more in my country (in Florida). That seems a bit odd. Maybe the next 3 will be elsewhere on my continent. The description tells you what sets it apart from most other chicken. I came up with a one of a kind marinade myself using what I had on hand one time and the grilled chicken was delicious. But I can get to YaYa's and back faster I can get everything for a marinade out of the fridge and cupboards and put it in a bowl, assuming I have something that will work. And my marinade was more fattening because it had oil in it.

http://www.yayas.com/index.html
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Post by: Big Frank on June 20, 2019, 09:47:22 PM
I had bacon and cheddar potato skins for breakfast and lunch. It was a box of frozen appetizers that only needed to be baked, but I put half of a cheddar jack cheese stick on each one first. When I took them out the cheese was getting golden brown. I really like how the cheese tastes when it's halfway between raw and burnt. Before I ate the potato skins I heated up a can of hot chili and topped the potato skins with it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on July 02, 2019, 12:38:09 AM
Jammin' Jamaican Style Turkey Perky Jerky. It's a sweet heat, not too spicy, and it's very tender.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on July 02, 2019, 11:17:49 AM
Yestidy (that's old south for yesterday) - Fried ham, peas, rice and buttermilk biscuits.

Today was pizza.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on July 02, 2019, 05:13:02 PM
I had pizza today too, for breakfast.
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Post by: Rastus on July 03, 2019, 04:53:33 AM
A half a dozen donuts for breakfast and lunch.  3 eggs scrambled with ham and cheese for supper.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on July 03, 2019, 04:42:25 PM
A half a dozen donuts for breakfast and lunch.  3 eggs scrambled with ham and cheese for supper.

You got someone to push your wheelchair around?  Sounds like you done foundered yourself  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on July 03, 2019, 04:44:26 PM
Getting ready for a big party tonight.  You may think you know how to celebrate Independence day, and Pres. DJT may think he knows how to put one on, but until you have celebrated freedom with immigrants you don't know how it is done.

I will let you know what I consume later, but I'm sure there will be tacos with excellent meat as a starter.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on July 03, 2019, 09:55:11 PM
If there are going to be tostadas, I should be there with you. I love tostadas. Something about folding tortillas to make them into tacos ruins the flavor.  ;)  I think I'm going to a little cookout with a few friends since I'm home instead of away riding my ATV.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on July 04, 2019, 06:56:59 AM
It was full taco night!  Steak, pork and barbacoa!  Demetrio made his babacoa with cheek meat and chuck roll.  I have never had bad barbacoa, but it is always dangerous to ask what is in it - A lot like hot dogs.

Several salsas; chips of all types - From plain Doritos to homemade from homemade tortillas; several salads; homemade sweets and deserts; special treats from one gal who has a bakery; and C2H5OH in every type bottle and temperature range imaginable.

Between the the two households there were well over 300 friends, and just after sunset there was a 40 minute fireworks show with music that puts many communities to shame.

And NO, Colin Kaepernick was not invited and did not crash the event.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on July 04, 2019, 07:19:05 PM
We splurged for a couple of 1.5" thick ribeyes to throw on the grill. I also baked potatoes and corn on the cob in two of my Dutch ovens.
It was all melt-in-ya-mouth good.

While we were eating my wife said it was hard to believe but we haven't grilled steaks since last July during a three day trip to St. George Island, FL. Well, time flies....and the last twelve months were hectic.

I'd post a pic, but still can't upload from a hard-drive.

Later I'll have a slice of 12-layer cake.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on July 05, 2019, 11:12:29 AM
Trivia Question:

Who had this: 
I just had some 57% pure honey gingerbread from Dijon, France. The other 43% is almost all rye flour with enough water to mix it together.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on July 05, 2019, 11:10:16 PM
Trivia Question:

Who had this: 
I just had some 57% pure honey gingerbread from Dijon, France. The other 43% is almost all rye flour with enough water to mix it together.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

I have and I thought it was great. I ate the whole thing by myself. It lasted 2 days IIRC. I thought I posted about it here, but it doesn't look like it. L'abeille Diligente PAIN D'EPICES 57% pur mel. Pure honey gingerbread, with no ginger AFAIK. I got mine from europeandeli.com but they don't have it anymore. A site called mypanier.com and a few other places have it. The company that makes it, APIDIS (Apiculture Production Innovation Distribution) has been in the beekeeping (apiculture) business for over 120 years.

http://www.apidis.mobi/?lang=en#_

https://www.mypanier.com/collections/all/products/abeille-diligente-pure-honey-gingerbread-12-pc-300g
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Post by: Rastus on July 06, 2019, 07:24:20 AM
I had no idea that there was gingerbread with over 50% honey.  Heck, I didn't even know there was honey in gingerbread. 

However....I am going to make another foray into beekeeping soon and I'll try making some when I collect my first honey.  It sounds great.

We had some hotdogs on the 4th cooked over some white oak coals from trees cut on the place in a firepit we made out of flat sandstone rocks we plucked out of the creek down the hill....
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on July 06, 2019, 09:50:02 AM
I have and I thought it was great. I ate the whole thing by myself. It lasted 2 days IIRC. I thought I posted about it here, but it doesn't look like it. L'abeille Diligente PAIN D'EPICES 57% pur mel. Pure honey gingerbread, with no ginger AFAIK. I got mine from europeandeli.com but they don't have it anymore. A site called mypanier.com and a few other places have it. The company that makes it, APIDIS (Apiculture Production Innovation Distribution) has been in the beekeeping (apiculture) business for over 120 years.

http://www.apidis.mobi/?lang=en#_

https://www.mypanier.com/collections/all/products/abeille-diligente-pure-honey-gingerbread-12-pc-300g

You did post it here ...  The first post of this thread...
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on July 06, 2019, 10:48:43 AM
Bacon & biscuits.    :) :) :) :) :)
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Post by: MikeBjerum on July 06, 2019, 04:28:52 PM
Bacon & biscuits.    :) :) :) :) :)
+ sausage gravy and eggs
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Post by: Majer on July 07, 2019, 09:56:23 PM
Rice pudding.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on July 08, 2019, 11:21:49 AM
PB&J (grape)....with a side of 12-layer cake.  8)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on July 08, 2019, 05:10:53 PM
Got a pork tenderloin cookin, and some fresh green beans to go with it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on July 08, 2019, 06:41:35 PM
Chicken & muenster sammich.
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Post by: Timothy on July 08, 2019, 08:54:14 PM
lemon meringue pie and carrot cake for Kate's 100th burfday..

What do you get for a 100 year old blind women with no teeth?

Apple Pie preserves!

(Kate is my BIL's Momma!  She's sharp as a tack..a tad conservative, a little grumpy and tired of staying alive!   LOL)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on September 30, 2019, 07:29:58 PM
You did post it here ...  The first post of this thread...

I can't remember that far back. I didn't post it here lately. ;)

The last thing I ate was a Pop-Tart. The first thing I ate today was a bowl of Woodward Ave Chili (no beans), Michigan's only canned chili. When I started reading the ingredients and saw beef and pork I was :). Then I saw it had textured soy protein in it and I was :'(. It still tasted good but it had oil floating on top of it. I'm surprised I didn't get heartburn. BTW, Woodward Avenue (Highway M-1) was the location of the first mile of concrete-paved roadway in the country.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 01, 2019, 01:00:42 PM
I made homemade cheesecake (not that crappy no-bake foolishness) the other day.....good with or without topping.

Right now the wife's in the process of prepping for the kids and grand-kids to come for supper. It's our older granddaughter's 10th birthday so we're having cubed steak fried and then slow simmered in onion/mushroom gravy along with peas and rice and probably biscuits.
Probably have some 12 layer cake thrown in for good measure since that is her favorite (PaPa's too).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on October 04, 2019, 09:08:39 PM
Moose!!!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on October 05, 2019, 06:40:26 AM
How did you fix it?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on November 03, 2019, 02:56:05 PM
How did you fix it?

Was it broken?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on November 03, 2019, 06:53:53 PM
Cashews.  Strawberry Perrier.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on November 04, 2019, 12:00:11 PM
A plate full of cornbread/chicken dressing and a slice of 12-layer cake with the good cooked icing.

I had my knee shot-up this AM, so I'm allowed to splurge on the cake.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on November 21, 2019, 12:54:34 AM
I'm lucky to get a lollipop if I'm good when I get shots. I had some Turtle Chex Mix for my sweet tooth. I have to eat something else before I go to bed, probably cereal since I have boxes of it up the wazoo, and there's some milk in the fridge.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on November 21, 2019, 12:11:35 PM
Just had some kind of "meal in a bag" with chicken, noodles, corn, carrots, celery, broccoli, and some type of cheese sauce. Just dump in a pot, heat it and eat it. It was actually pretty good with enough for the wife and I to have a bowl for lunch and enough left for supper tonight (might toss in a grilled cheese sammich on the side).
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 04, 2019, 02:27:12 AM
Gold kiwifruit. I got close to 4 days worth of vitamin C from them. But they don't have as much vitamin K as the green kiwifruit. That's one reason a daily multi-vitamin comes in handy.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on December 04, 2019, 11:25:35 AM
Home made Cauliflower soup with home made bread with store bought butter.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on December 05, 2019, 06:06:23 AM
Homemade bread?  Dang, yer' killin' me dude....with butter. 

That's the best.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on December 05, 2019, 10:24:02 AM
Homemade bread?  Dang, yer' killin' me dude....with butter. 

That's the best.

Of course.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 08, 2019, 11:56:47 AM
Fried chicken gizzards and shrimp.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on December 14, 2019, 10:53:33 PM
How did you fix it?

First batch was barbacoa for tacos.  I put the entire deboned shank in the crock pot with onion, garlic, jalapenos and beef broth, cooked for six hours, and shredded it.

Today was vegetable moose stew.  Wife wanted soup, but by the time I finished it was a nice rich stew.

I fix it the same as beef, deer or bear.  It is very lean, so DO NOT OVER COOK.  Moose has a liver flavor to it.  Liver lover love it.  I am not overly fond of liver, but if I don't over cook it the flavor isn't too strong.  Also using it in soups, stews, or hot dishes gives a flavor that is different than beef or pork, but not overwhelming.

I have also made meatballs with it.  Due to the leanness, I mixed it 2/3 moose with 1/3 ground beef or pork. 

I have several roasts in the freezer, and I am going to try some jerky out of some.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on December 14, 2019, 10:57:28 PM
Homemade bread?  Dang, yer' killin' me dude....with butter. 

That's the best.

I have several weaknesses when it comes to food, and two revolve around homemade bread.  One is fresh out of the oven with butter and a tall glass of cold milk.  The other is buttered and smothered with milk gravy made from fried hamburger drippings.  Growing up with the influence of old Danes and Norskies has led to a very good life.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on December 18, 2019, 11:32:37 AM
Hearty pot roast with sweet onion, carrots and baby red and Yukon taters!

20 minutes of effort, a good Dutch oven and viola!

Damn good vittles!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on December 18, 2019, 11:50:09 AM
Does a McDonald's Egg McMuffin with sausage, a hash brown and a large black coffee count? =)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on December 18, 2019, 02:44:38 PM
Does a McDonald's Egg McMuffin with sausage, a hash brown and a large black coffee count? =)

We have a saying in my house;

"If it'll develop a turd, it'll do!"

 ;)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 19, 2019, 06:18:44 PM
 ;D  I never heard that one before. The sausage egg McMuffin is the only thing I've found so far at McDonald's that I like.

I'm warming up some leftover Carolina mustard BBQ pulled pork in the microwave. I'll have it on toast, with a side of Cheez-It Snap'd Jalapeno Jack flavor, Famous Dave's signature spicy pickle spears, and a chunk of extra sharp Vermont white cheddar. Just like yesterday when I used the other half-pound of pork for a sandwich.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on December 19, 2019, 06:51:31 PM
Don't be surprised if my answer here soon is tacos. I just found out today that the city's first brewery, Tenacity Brewing, only is 2 miles away, and it's now the permanent home of the city's first food truck, Vehicle City Tacos. It sucks for people looking for the taco truck downtown but it's good news for me. The brewery has 15 taps sticking out of the wall and there's something different in every picture I've seen so far. They sell flights of 6 4-ounce glasses of beer to sample and will fill a half-gallon growler for you to go too. It's in the area known as Carriage Town where they used to build, you guessed it, carriages, before they started building horseless carriages here.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/tenacity-brewing-flint
https://www.yelp.com/biz/vehicle-city-tacos-flint

The brewery is using hops from a hop farm 20 miles away called Top Hops Farm that sells to breweries in 25 states. I read that hops can grow up to 18 feet high in 40 days. If they grew any faster you could watch it happen. ;)

http://tophopsfarm.com/

The place I used to get tacos from is only a mile away, so I'll have to drive twice as far to get to the taco truck - a whole 5 minutes from my house. It looks like my old taco destination was a Marathon gas station sometime in the past. That seems appropriate considering how much gas their food produces. You know you're in a real Mexican place when there's a portrait of Selena on the wall behind the counter. And if this isn't a remnant of a Marathon sign I don't know what it is.

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/la-azteca-taco-house-flint?select=dp_qFMNqisw8_uEsxRpYtA
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Post by: TAB on December 28, 2019, 03:37:04 PM
Last night i was making some elk burgers( ~60% elk 30% beef and 10% porl fat)   anyways i had some left over ham fat sitting on the cutting board.( was slicing left overs to freeze)  i put it in a cast iron skillet with some olive oil and put it in the oven to render.  I then oven fried stake frys in it.   So good. 
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Post by: Solus on December 28, 2019, 05:10:36 PM
Talenti Sicilian Pistachio Gelato
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Post by: MikeBjerum on December 28, 2019, 08:35:10 PM
Just finished our Saturday night tradition - Homemade pizza.  Forty years and we haven't missed many.

Tomorrow will be a nice stew or soup.  For Christmas Eve we were over at the kids for the new tradition - Tamales, frijoles, a couple of salads, chips and salsa (both homemade), rice and beans, choice fillets, and some really good wine.  I have over two pounds of trimmings from the tenderloin that will go into the pot.
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Post by: Timothy on December 29, 2019, 01:02:01 PM
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Post by: Majer on December 29, 2019, 05:01:34 PM
Homemade Lasagna with sausage and ground beef.
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Post by: Rastus on December 29, 2019, 08:23:37 PM
Scrambled eggs with a little onion and American cheese on them.  Now, that having been said, I would rather have some of that Mexican food Timothy was having or some of Mike's pizza.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on December 30, 2019, 09:53:08 AM
I do make a decent taco...

:)
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 30, 2019, 12:25:56 PM
Corndog..... what can I say, the two granddaughters are here and when in Rome......  ;)


Santy Claws brung me a "cowboy" grill fer Christmas, so weather permitting I'll be cookin' up some good grub on that.

(https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/79bdfcf8-bf8d-4f9d-b88f-a7fb1613be37/svn/rivergrille-kettle-grills-gr1038-014612-64_1000.jpg)
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Post by: Majer on December 30, 2019, 07:03:43 PM
London broil cooked to perfection, sliced thin with just a little salt and pepper,
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Post by: PegLeg45 on December 31, 2019, 11:58:22 AM
Salisbury steak with rice and green beans.
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Post by: Timothy on December 31, 2019, 02:16:38 PM
Taco salad...
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Post by: Big Frank on December 31, 2019, 10:55:19 PM
Truffle mac 'n cheese topped with grilled chicken. When I saw it on the menu I had to try it. But honestly, I'd rather buy several servings of mac 'n cheese from the frozen food department of the grocery store for the same price. Buffalo chicken mac 'n cheese, hatch chili mac 'n cheese, chorizo mac 'n cheese, or just plain old mac 'n cheese tastes good to me. I used to buy food service trays of mac 'n cheese and bake them just for myself occasionally. After a few servings when I was ready for a different taste I'd top it with a bit of salsa.

Dessert will be non-dairy chocolate "ice cream" made of coconut milk. I have a $2.00 off digital coupon that wasn't applied because it only rang up at $1.12. That's 75% off of $4.49 and it must be a closeout item. If I don't like it I'm not out much, and I'll eat my Panda brand licorice from Finland. Panda bars are made with only four ingredients that you don't have to be a chemist to recognize the names of. They're all natural, vegan, fat-free, kosher, and tasty. They're sweetened with molasses which may or may not make my blood sugar spike as bad as refined sugar. I don't imagine it's any worse. I only bought one bar so I won't be tempted to eat several of them.
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Post by: Big Frank on January 02, 2020, 01:35:47 AM
Canadian bacon, triscuits, and white cheddar. The cheese stinks like spoiled milk but the smell is mostly coming from the wrapper, so I'll eat the cheese and not whine about it. It's no use crying over spoiled milk.  :'(
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Post by: Big Frank on January 05, 2020, 12:30:16 AM
Southwest style chicken chili covered with melted queso quesadilla.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on January 06, 2020, 06:42:26 PM
Quarter pound burger with onion rings and fries from Cook Out burger joint.
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Post by: Rastus on January 06, 2020, 07:05:46 PM
1/2 lb burger from Ron's with a mug of root beer no fries.  Extra mustard and pickle, no mayo.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on January 07, 2020, 07:14:28 PM
Chicken enchilada casserole.
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Post by: Big Frank on January 08, 2020, 03:48:08 AM
FOOD: I had a cold gyro. I bought a 3-pack for breakfast and brunch, and I had one left over. Before I started on the gyros I had an order of deep-fried breaded spicy cheese cubes, dipped in what tasted like ranch dressing with coarse black pepper in it. The cool ranch didn't cool them off. They somehow tasted hotter with it but I dunked all except the first one in it. The cubes were small and may have been cheese snack sticks cut into cubes. They would be easy to make at home.

NON-FOOD: I pulled in the gyro drive-in place on the way home from the lawyers office for the Flint water contamination class-action case. I got a bone lead test with a portable XRF gun. The technician set her phaser to stun, held it against my shinbone for 3 minutes, and that was it. It shoots out a high-energy  x-ray and when it hits metal atoms it knocks electrons out their orbits, yada, yada, yada, and they each fluoresce with their own wavelength of x-rays that it detects. Whatever. She said it would read how much lead my bones absorbed in the last 20 years. Since I've had osteoporosis for such a long time, the sponge-like holes in my bones are likely to to have absorbed even more lead. Lucky me. I have an excuse for gaining weight during those years. :) The XRF gun looked about like this, but the ones for metallurgy will tell you the exact composition, name of the alloy, or even what metals are in raw ore. All I saw was a graph with a few peaks on it. She said OSHA wouldn't allow her to tell me what the results were, and I have to wait to hear from my lawyer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70PS43rkwzw
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Post by: Big Frank on January 10, 2020, 02:19:46 AM
Grilled cheese sticks with mayochup. Honeycrisp apple. Slice of crystallized ginger.
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Post by: Rastus on January 12, 2020, 05:15:23 PM
Vienna sausages with mustard.
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Post by: Big Frank on January 12, 2020, 07:30:38 PM
1/2 pound of beef barbacoa between 2 slices of cheese* and 2 slices of toast. Bourbon barbecue potato chips. I don't know when I'll cook a regular meal.

* Kerrygold mild cheddar from Ireland.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on January 13, 2020, 12:35:54 PM
Pigs in blankets and leftover cake from a bridal shower.
(my littlest granddaughter says she like the pigs, but not the blankets)  ;D

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Post by: Timothy on January 13, 2020, 03:13:11 PM
Fish chowda
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Post by: Majer on January 13, 2020, 06:19:10 PM
Thinly sliced turkey in a white sauce over rice.
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Post by: Rastus on January 13, 2020, 06:49:11 PM
Pizza for the football game...
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Post by: PegLeg45 on January 15, 2020, 12:16:56 PM
Had a big burger at Cracker Barrel last night..... we took my mom out with the family for her 73rd birthday and that was where she wanted to go. The one near us has slipped a little on the quality of their "country style food" but they still make a great burger and their fried catfish is outstanding.

Today I had leftover lasagna from the night before. It's Stouffer's frozen, but it tastes as good as Olive Garden's to me if you get the style with meat (they have a cheese only version that's crap).

Every Wednesday we cook for 50+ kids at church so tonight it'll be chicken nuggets and mac-n-cheese (hey, when in Rome....).  ;D
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Post by: Timothy on January 15, 2020, 01:13:29 PM
Yankee pot roast
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Post by: Rastus on January 15, 2020, 01:57:16 PM
<snip>
 The one near us has slipped a little on the quality of their "country style food" but they still make a great burger and their fried catfish is outstanding.

Today I had leftover lasagna from the night before. It's Stouffer's frozen, but it tastes as good as Olive Garden's to me if you get the style with meat (they have a cheese only version that's crap).
<snip>
[/quote]

I think Crackerbarrel is sliding down in quality across the board where I have been in Oklahoma and Arkansas recently.  It "smells to me like"  the business majors are maximizing profits.  Other than the eggs my experience is breakfast fixin's have been downgraded.  I pass them by now.

Onboard with the OG/Stouffers remarks too.
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Post by: Timothy on January 15, 2020, 02:45:15 PM
Agree on Cracker Barrel quality. 

A few years back we had a horrible meal.  Though I never send food back, I complained to the corporate office and received a $100 Gold Coupon to appease me.

I never redeemed the coupon and have not been back.
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Post by: Big Frank on January 16, 2020, 12:01:11 AM
Agree on Cracker Barrel quality. 

A few years back we had a horrible meal.  Though I never send food back, I complained to the corporate office and received a $100 Gold Coupon to appease me.

I never redeemed the coupon and have not been back.

I would have asked if they could send me a coupon to a different restaurant. Not that I think they would, but to get a reaction from them.

@ pegleg, quote: "(my littlest granddaughter says she like the pigs, but not the blankets)"  :) :) :) :)
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Post by: PegLeg45 on January 16, 2020, 01:01:26 PM
Today was a salad topped with spicy chicken bites from Bojangles.
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Post by: TAB on January 20, 2020, 12:05:53 AM
Garlic cheese grits

2 cups low sodium  chick stock
2 cups water
1 cup grits
 2 gloves of garlic smashed(more is better)
Chiloflake, salt, pepper to taste
1/4 cup parm( not that stuff from the can)
1/4 cup cheeder/ jack/ good melting cheese.
2 table sppons butter


Bring the liquids too a  boil, slowly whisk  in grits, add the garlic, reduce heat to med low and cover.   Stir every 5 mins, for 30 mins.  Remove from heat, stir in butter and cheese.  Cover let sit 5 mins.   Taste and adjust seasoning.   Eat it as is or server with a meaty gravey.(pretty much anything from brown to a pasta suace, chili on top is also awesome)


It works for any meal of the day.  If you have left overs you can refirgerate over night, slice and pan fry for breakfast
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Post by: PegLeg45 on January 20, 2020, 12:20:39 PM
Ham, field peas and brown rice.
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Post by: Timothy on January 22, 2020, 10:35:47 AM
Venison sausage and eggs!
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Post by: PegLeg45 on January 22, 2020, 05:59:31 PM
I made chicken, garlic, onion, bell peppers, and mushroom stir-fry seasoned with Gold Medal seasoned salt and Zatarain's Cajun seasoning.

Sho was good.
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Post by: Big Frank on January 24, 2020, 10:11:05 PM
Found a peanut, found a peanut
Found a peanut just now
Just now I found a peanut
Found a peanut just now.

The 5 second rule doesn't apply if I have to move my chair and look around.
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Post by: Timothy on January 30, 2020, 04:42:29 PM
Braised garlic beef short ribs and broccoli...

Damn fine vittles!
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Post by: PegLeg45 on January 30, 2020, 06:20:09 PM
Homemade vegetable soup (Made by my cousin).
Good stuff.
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Post by: Big Frank on February 10, 2020, 01:59:37 AM
Smoky paprika shrimp wrapped in applewood smoked bacon. I dipped them in a sauce I made from mayonnaise plus all the mayochup I could get out of the bottle, spiced with ground dry mustard, and gochujang Korean-style chili and sauteed garlic hot sauce. It has heat similar to horseradish sauce but tastes better. I think I'll add some tamari sauce to it give it more umami.
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Post by: Timothy on February 17, 2020, 06:18:17 PM
Sesame beef and peppers stir fry!

Tasty...(home cooked)
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Post by: PegLeg45 on February 18, 2020, 02:42:00 PM
BLTs, apple pie, and tea.
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Post by: TAB on February 18, 2020, 03:58:37 PM
Magnesium  citrate,   i have a sewer line inspection in the morning.  The prep is by far the worst.
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Post by: Rastus on February 18, 2020, 06:05:28 PM
Arrgh...   Had one of those in December.  Led to surgery in January.  All good.

Hope it goes well for you.

Pizza tonight....
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Post by: PegLeg45 on February 19, 2020, 11:14:18 AM
Taco dip and chips.



Magnesium  citrate,   i have a sewer line inspection in the morning.  The prep is by far the worst.


I get to try it out later this year for the first time.
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Post by: Timothy on February 19, 2020, 11:28:28 AM
Taco dip and chips.




I get to try it out later this year for the first time.

Stay near a head...
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Post by: TAB on February 19, 2020, 02:36:13 PM
It was not my 1st one.   

The prep nurse was stone cold.   I made the recovery  nurse blush.  Which resulted in a dirty look from the misses.   She asked me how was it.  I replied " best anal in years"

Its really not bad, the prep is the worst part.  I was clean this time.  I wanted to stay awake and watch, but nope. 


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Post by: ar154me on February 19, 2020, 03:22:35 PM
Magnesium  citrate,   i have a sewer line inspection in the morning.  The prep is by far the worst.

The only time in my life I wish I had a seat belt for the commode!
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Post by: PegLeg45 on February 20, 2020, 12:37:12 PM
It was not my 1st one.   

The prep nurse was stone cold.   I made the recovery  nurse blush.  Which resulted in a dirty look from the misses.   She asked me how was it.  I replied " best anal in years"

Its really not bad, the prep is the worst part.  I was clean this time.  I wanted to stay awake and watch, but nope.

Wife had hers a few weeks ago. She had an EGD on her upper digestive tract checking for reflux damage and the next week had the colonoscopy and a cardiac stress test. The prep for the colonoscopy was the worst thing on her also. She didn't do the mag citrate though. She had to drink the big jug of crap and after the 'desired effects' had passed, it made her nauseous and ill. She even had the chills, I expect due to having to drink so much fluid and it had to be cold.
On a positive note, all the testing came back normal.

Back on the current food of the day, I had an apple, two rice puff logs and two Oreo cookies with a cherry Coke Zero.
My wife made a 12 layer strawberry cake with cooked chocolate frosting as an experiment yesterday and later I'll have a chunk o' that.
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Post by: Timothy on February 20, 2020, 06:15:10 PM
Roast venison back strap au poivre!

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Post by: PegLeg45 on February 21, 2020, 11:46:45 AM
Bacon and cathead biscuits last night.

Spicy chicken strips and fries baked in the oven today...... oh, and more strawberry & chocolate cake.  ;D
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Post by: Timothy on February 22, 2020, 02:10:54 PM
Jalapeno sausage and onion dogs...

Spicy
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Post by: Rastus on February 22, 2020, 07:00:52 PM
Hash browns with cheddar and Tabasco.
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Post by: Big Frank on February 23, 2020, 12:50:23 AM
Quote: My wife made a 12 layer strawberry cake with cooked chocolate frosting as an experiment yesterday and later I'll have a chunk o' that.

Lucky Chucky. Anytime your wife has a failed experiment you can send it to me for proper disposal. Food disposal is my specialty, as my friends can attest to; "Give it to Frank, he'll eat it."

The last thing I ate was Planters Peanut Butter Chocolate Trail Mix. Not bad, but it was no strawberry chocolate cake.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on February 24, 2020, 03:09:09 PM
Stay near a head...

Never had that issue with Mexican food.  8)
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Post by: Big Frank on February 28, 2020, 02:31:10 AM
Sweet & Spicy chicken drumsticks. I ate eight in one day.

http://www.sandraschicken.com/sweet-spicy-drumsticks.php
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 05, 2020, 06:21:28 PM
Cured ham (skillet seared), butter beans, and corn on the cob. Cake scraps for a little dessert snack.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 15, 2020, 01:43:48 AM
I had a slice of pie. I bought 4 kinds on Pi Day, 3-14, for $3.14 apiece. The cashier asked if I knew it was Pi Day and said she had a digital coupon if I didn't. I knew it was and I had my coupon loaded to my card. She thought Pi was 3.14 with the 14 repeating so I had to set her straight. I didn't mention that I had 6 semesters of algebra starting at age 11, before I took geometry then got into the really difficult stuff. Sometimes we used 3.14159 as an approximation of Pi, but most of the time 3.14 was close enough.

Several people have memorized hundreds or thousands of digits of Pi. One guy had the first 70,000 digits memorized. I memorized the first 6 but now I'm down to just 3. Even if you don't know what Pi is you can get a rough approximation on a calculator by using 22/7. The first million digits are on this page if you want to see it or try to memorize it. I knew people in the past have tested supercomputers by calculating Pi. But I didn't know someone calculated it to over 31 trillion digits last year. Measuring the universe's circumference to the precision of a single atom would only take 40 digits, so the extra 31,415,926,535,857 digits don't matter.

https://www.piday.org/million/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/14/18265358/pi-calculation-record-31-trillion-google

Time for another slice of pie.
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Post by: Rastus on March 15, 2020, 11:24:42 PM
A can of Vienna Sausage.  Poured out the juice and replaced it with mustard topped with Tabasco.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 17, 2020, 02:22:01 AM
Belgian dark chocolate mousse made in Belgium. They make very good dark chocolate in Belgium, but this mousse is nothing to get excited about. I think I'll keep the 2 ounce shot glasses it came in.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 17, 2020, 12:24:59 PM
Bacon sammich and Cheetos.  8)
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Post by: Timothy on March 17, 2020, 01:02:18 PM
A bag-o-legumes called peanuts!
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Post by: TAB on March 17, 2020, 10:16:20 PM
Chicken tacos.  Slow cooked in adobe sauce  and shreaded.   Easy, cheap and good. ( i mean how hard is it to open a can of chipotles in adobe suace, add it too a slow cooker, some water a few spices and some chicken thighs)
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Post by: Majer on March 17, 2020, 11:36:00 PM
Corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes and baby carrots cooked in a crock pot for 8 hours.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 18, 2020, 12:27:33 PM
Strawberry pop-tart and a Mountain Dew Zero.

I have the routine allergy season drag-ass and not much appetite.
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Post by: Solus on March 18, 2020, 01:36:35 PM
Slop Melange.

Anyone recognize the reference?
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Post by: Rastus on March 18, 2020, 07:56:08 PM
Nope
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Post by: Timothy on March 18, 2020, 09:17:05 PM
?Slop melange?

Shit on a shingle?
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Post by: Solus on March 19, 2020, 09:13:51 AM
In the old TV series "The Odd Couple", Oscar was putting all the odds and ends in the refrigerator in the pot and adding what ever seasonings he liked.  Felix observed it and asked  "What do you call that melange?"

Oscar answered "I call it Slop, but I like your name better.  I'll call it  Slop Melange from now on."

P.S.  In the movie the name used for a similar situation was  Goop Melange.



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Post by: Timothy on March 19, 2020, 04:38:13 PM
My pop called that Mulligan Stew!
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Post by: Rastus on March 19, 2020, 05:00:52 PM
Fried baloney sandwich.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 20, 2020, 06:13:48 PM
Pulled pork sammiches.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 21, 2020, 06:55:01 PM
Taco Bell Cheddar Crisps, FIRE! Sauce Flavor.  They sell them at Kroger and 7-Eleven stores.  They're kind of expensive for such a small bag of baked snacks, but I had a $1.00 digital coupon.  The only ingredients are cheddar cheese and seasoning, unlike most junk food.  Fire! Sauce Flavor is rated Fierce, 3/5 peppers spice level on the back of the bag.  They're good, and once in a while one of them actually brings the fire.  The (MILD) Sauce Flavor is rated Warm, 1/5 peppers spice level, but to me it tastes closer to 0/5 half of the time.  Almost like plain cheese, but I like plain baked cheese snacks too.  To me they seem to get warm toward the bottom of the bag.  They make NACHO Flavor too but I haven't seen those in the store. 

https://tacobellcravings.com/

P.S.  If you mixed a bag of Mild and a bag of Fire flavor together in a bowl I think it would be great. You'd have a good amount of spiciness without your tongue feeling like it's sweating, which is how mine feels right now.  :P
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 22, 2020, 11:24:56 AM
Pigs in blankets.


Reminds me of an old Rodney Dangerfield quote, "I went to a restaurant and ordered pigs in a blanket. The waiter brought me a photo of me and my wife in bed."
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Post by: Timothy on March 22, 2020, 07:31:56 PM
Cheeto's and a York peppermint patty...

New diet!
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Post by: Rastus on March 22, 2020, 09:29:01 PM
Is that your coronoa diet....cheeto's and pepermint patties?
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Post by: Timothy on March 23, 2020, 12:42:10 AM
No, it's my 5 straight days selling guns to complete morons who have no business carrying firearms diet!
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 23, 2020, 11:21:04 AM
Got a big pot of Brunswick stew on the stove for supper.
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Post by: Majer on March 23, 2020, 02:40:35 PM
I have a pork loin cooking in sauerkraut with potatoes and spaetzle as a side dish cooking for dinner.
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Post by: TAB on March 23, 2020, 03:08:21 PM
No, it's my 5 straight days selling guns to complete morons who have no business carrying firearms diet!
look on the bright side in the future there  will be a bunch of never fired guns for sale on the secondary market
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Post by: Timothy on March 23, 2020, 03:21:27 PM
look on the bright side in the future there  will be a bunch of never fired guns for sale on the secondary market

I'm sure. 

Our store doesn't deal in used handguns however.  Too many issues with the approved list of guns here.  Used long guns only in MA.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 23, 2020, 04:21:44 PM
Pork burnt ends in BBQ sauce with baked beans. And I didn't have to cook it. I just had to heat the pork in the microwave for 4 minutes, then wait 2 minutes. That gave me time to put a pouch of Uncle Ben's baked beans in the microwave for 90 seconds. They're edible but I don't plan on buying them again. Bush's Best Baked Beans or Grillin' Beans are way better IMO. But I had to try them when I had a coupon. Some of the 90 second rice is good, and I have a different kind of 90 second beans to try someday.

While I was was eating I had two beef and pork meatloaves cooking. I generally like or don't mind the smell of raw meat, but I found the raw hamburger smell unpleasant. I'm glad I only smelled it when the pans were right under my nose. The meatloaves were fatty and shrunk quite a bit. Tomorrow I'll find out if they're any good.
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Post by: Big Frank on March 25, 2020, 08:40:01 PM
Meatloaf with Sargento smokehouse cheddar melted over it, and Mexican style black beans with corn and peppers. I feel like I'm starving and will eat the rest of the meatloaf, probably with rice or whole kernel corn.

https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/beans
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Post by: Timothy on March 25, 2020, 09:15:55 PM
Bourbon...

Neat!
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 26, 2020, 11:04:30 AM
Beef taco dip over crushed tortilla shells..... less messy this way.  8)
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Post by: TAB on March 29, 2020, 02:37:02 PM
Mini thanksgiving today.  Cleaned out the frig and we have a 6 pack of turkey leggs.  Doing them with conrbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, home made gravey and what ever froze veggies we have.    On tuesday or Wednesday i will make either enchiladas or tacos with the left over meat.   I am trying not too goto the store.  Easy with meat, but fruits and veggies not so much.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on March 30, 2020, 12:48:02 PM
Both granddaughters are over..... we had chicken nuggets (shaped like dinosaurs, can't figure that one) and tater tots for lunch.... 'cause that's how we roll.  8)


Testing the photo attachment again......
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Post by: MikeBjerum on March 31, 2020, 02:51:47 PM
Fresh, FRESH, homemade caramel/cinnamon rolls!

Working from home is a double edged sword.  I'm not commuting, no packing lunch and dragging it along, and when I need a break, and it fits in, I can relax.

This morning I had a craving, so I started while getting my coffee going, and by 09:30, I was pulling a pan of sweetness out of the oven.  I will have you know, untouched by human hands  ;D
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Post by: Rastus on April 01, 2020, 07:01:42 PM
Yellowfin tuna with mayo, pickles and onions in a sandwich.
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Post by: Timothy on April 01, 2020, 07:24:22 PM
Roasted chicken, smashed taters and broccoli.
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Post by: Big Frank on April 01, 2020, 08:02:54 PM
I just finished a plateful of Andouille sausage and Basmati rice. Spicy sausage and bland rice go good together. When I realized they started with A and B, I thought I should eat something that starts with C next. Maybe cookies, crackers, or cheese when I have room for something. Or I could double down with some chicken chunks. ;)
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Post by: Timothy on April 02, 2020, 12:41:48 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200402/52cc6986eaae4a1674cb75c215718c17.jpg)
Covid Chili!
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Post by: Rastus on April 02, 2020, 02:08:47 PM
Oh man....that ain't right with them crackers in it....
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Post by: Timothy on April 02, 2020, 04:24:49 PM
No beans...  need the crunchitation!
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Post by: Big Frank on April 02, 2020, 08:06:15 PM
No beans...  need the crunchitation!

Try Cheetos next time. When I put Cheez-Its in my chili I like to grab some and make a fist, enough to break them all in half but not too small. The spicy ones are good in chili too, but as long as they're cheesy and crunchy, that's all that matters. One time I had a bowl of chili and didn't have any crackers to soak up all the juice in the bottom, but I had a bag of popcorn. I think it was white cheddar. It was good enough.

I had andouille and rice for breakfast. This time it was coconut jasmine rice. 90 seconds in the microwave and it was nice and fluffy and tender. Thanks Uncle Ben. I need to eat lunch in a few minutes so I'll finish the andouille that's in the fridge. The only Ready Rice I have left is fried rice with peas & carrots. I don't know it's going to be good but I'll be full when I'm done.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 05, 2020, 07:30:44 PM
I had Belgian waffles that I forgot I bought and put in the freezer.

I'll have salad later because I have 2 1/2 heads of lettuce to eat up.

In the 1920s and 1930s produce farmer Bruce Church grew and sold a plot of lettuce. He later formed an ice company to start shipping fresh heads of lettuce across the country in ice-packed rail cars. People started calling the produce aboard the ice trains "iceberg lettuce" and the name stuck. Before that it was called crisphead lettuce.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: TAB on April 05, 2020, 09:41:38 PM
Bacon!   Bought a new cast iron skillet, so i have been curring it the right way.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 06, 2020, 01:36:03 PM
Bacon!   Bought a new cast iron skillet, so i have been curring it the right way.


If it was pre-seasoned then you are good to go.

Can't go wrong with bacon any day of the week..... we had some Saturday with cathead biscuits.



Side note on cast iron:
Only one true way to season a cast iron piece properly so that it becomes non-stick.
You have to coat it in a very thin coating of oil and do a high heat trip through the oven (above the smoke pint of the oil) which burns off the volatiles and leaves a carbonized coating that can't be washed off.

Works with aluminum and stainless cook surfaces also.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: TAB on April 06, 2020, 08:29:05 PM
It was, but i was not impressed with it.  So i rubbed it with crisco and popped  it in the oven.  10x better but still not to my liking.  So everyday a couple of strips of bacon a good wipe and back in the oven.   A couple more days and it will be non stick like its supposed to be.  Lodge makes decent pans. Not as good as the old ones, but i cant exactly go thrift store hunyung to find a good 12" pan.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on April 06, 2020, 09:09:04 PM
I have about 10-15 years on a Lodge skillet.

It works...I can fry a perfect egg with nothing but budda!

One of many!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 06, 2020, 09:48:40 PM
Another note on cast iron: Don't ever, ever, EVER, let anyone run it through the dishwasher. My ex did that with my 10 1/2 inch skillet and left big bald patches on it and it started to rust all over. I've never used a drop of soap on any of my cast iron except to get it ready to season the first time, or in that case the second time, after I sanded it down. It was perfectly seasoned before that, but I had to start all over.

It was "pre-seasoned" when I bought it but I had it solid black. I bought peanut oil especially for seasoning my set of skillets because it has a higher smoke point than most other vegetable oils. I found a bunch of skillets just like mine on eBay where I got these pics. I like the thumbrest on the handle. The Wagner company got bought out again but they still make the 3-piece set like mine. The smallest skillet isn't good for much so I let the ex take it. The other 2 are worth fighting over but we didn't, and I have sole custody of them.

http://www.wagnerware.com/ProductDetail.asp?Filter=PL&PLine=4&Prod=136&PSub=26

I usually don't add any oil when I fry meat unless it's very lean. I heat the pan until it starts to smoke, season and sear the meat on both sides, turn down the heat and cook it until it looks and feels about right. I put hot water in the pan and let it soak while I'm eating. By the time I'm done, anything that stuck to the pan usually wipes off with a Scotch-Brite pad without actually scrubbing. And no detergent ever.

I almost forgot to mention, I had 2 slices of bread, each with a slice of pepper jack cheese and 1 1/2 links of breakfast sausage on it. I microwaved them one at a time for a minute, and the cheese was mostly soaked into the pores of the bread. I didn't have any eggs to put on my breakfast sandwiches.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 07, 2020, 08:27:08 AM
It was, but i was not impressed with it.  So i rubbed it with crisco and popped  it in the oven.  10x better but still not to my liking.  So everyday a couple of strips of bacon a good wipe and back in the oven.   A couple more days and it will be non stick like its supposed to be.  Lodge makes decent pans. Not as good as the old ones, but i cant exactly go thrift store hunyung to find a good 12" pan.

Well done!

When I buy a new one, seasoned or not (it doesn't matter to me), it gets scrubbed hard in hot water with detergent and ScotchBrite (only because I have a hard time finding ChoreGirl any more).  Then it is in a 500 F oven for half an hour, wiped on all sides with Crisco, back in the oven for an hour, then a second wiping with reserved bacon drippings or lard (I prefer lard, because I never have enough bacon drippings for cooking), and in the oven again for an hour.

Once seasoned, I seldom do any scrubbing on the iron.  Wipe out with dishcloth, rinse, and dry by heating on the burner.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on April 07, 2020, 09:34:47 AM
If you have properly seasoned cast iron, using soap to clean it will NOT hurt the seasoning.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Timothy on April 07, 2020, 09:50:20 AM
If you have properly seasoned cast iron, using soap to clean it will NOT hurt the seasoning.
Agreed...  mild detergent will not hurt the carbon unless you get real aggressive.  I avoid metal tools and only use wood or plastic.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 07, 2020, 11:57:56 AM
I have cast iron skillets that belonged to my great-grandma and I've been cooking on one of them since I was 8 years old and I've never had to re-season it and nothing sticks and it gets washed with Dawn after every use. If the seasoning is done right the first time, it will last. The secret is the temperature that you use to season. It has to be heated up past the smoke point of whatever oil you use and preferably heated until it stops smoking.

A fellow named Glen Carman who is a mutual friend of Majers and mine has a cooking forum as well as a facebook page dedicated to cast iron and chuck wagon cooking. He's been doing this stuff longer than I have and has written multiple documents on the history and uses as well as many how-to docs for stuff like sour dough bread, quick breads and so on. He's been giving demos at state parks and schools for many years on the subject of cast iron cooking.



This is one of his documents that I copied and pasted (he gives permission to use it for anyone) on care and seasoning of cast iron. It has a lot of good info, including the smoking points of most popular oils.



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Cleaning, Seasoning and Care of Cast Iron Cookware


I will start with what is known as seasoning, perhaps one of the most misunderstood parts of cast iron cookware, this is the place where most fail, lack of a proper seasoning is where the majority of problems people have with cast iron come from. A true seasoning on our cookware is a thin layer of carbonized/polymerized eatable oils/fats that have had all the volatile substances burned off, leaving only the carbon behind and forming long chain molecules. If that sounds complicated, it?s not, it is easy to do and I will come back to that simple process in a bit, but first we need to have our cookware prepped to accept the seasoning.

Preparing Cast Iron for Seasoning

Our cookware we need to get ready to use can be newly made or it can be new to us, but used by someone else in the past, or even something we have owned for a while, but are not happy with how it works due to being poorly seasoned.

Most of the new cast iron sold today is what is called pre-seasoned, it is the easiest to work with, wash it with soap and water, dry it, add some oil, get the oil hot, add a couple eggs and then fry them, if it works fine, it is good to go, it is now ready for cleaning and care, if not, the factory did not get it seasoned well, but I?ll tell you how to fix that in a bit, start a pile for cast iron needing seasoned.

I will note before going further that when you get cast iron clean and down to the bare metal and dried, you will sometimes have a bit of red powdery rust on the surface, that is fine, no harm, no foul, the seasoning process will take care of it.

New but not pre-seasoned will have some sort of oil or wax to prevent it from rusting, often these can be removed with just soap, hot water and a good scrub pad, rinse well and dry it over the stove burner to remove all the moisture, look to see if it has that nice grey color of bare iron, you may have a fine layer of red oxide known as rust, but that is no problem, set the piece aside in the pile of needing seasoned and we?ll get to it after we get our used pieces ready.

Used cast iron often causes the most controversy as to how to get it ready for use, many say if the piece looks good and is well seasoned just use it, I don?t, I prefer to strip it and re-season it, others may not, it?s just what I prefer. As for the method used, it?s like the old saying, ?and that is when the fight began.? There are several methods; all will work if they are used properly, they all can cause trouble if used improperly, and the methods I know of can be heat, chemical, mechanical, electrolysis or even a combination of all of them. Before using any of these methods, like new pieces, I like to wash the piece with hot soap, water and the scrub pad to remove all the oils.

To me, the easiest is heat, although when it is discussed it seems to be the most controversial method with many saying you will ruin the piece, well you can, over heat it and/or heat it very unevenly and you can warp it, you can crack it or form an oxide layer often called red scale that makes it hard to season.(the red scale can be removed by mechanical methods because it?s just on the surface, hand sand with 120 -150 grit sandpaper till clean and shiny and don?t do it again.) Use heat in a sensible manner and there is no problem, but I will add this disclaimer I would hesitate using it on a really old valuable piece, if you do over heat it and warp or crack it, then that piece is lost forever because they are no longer made, practice on lesser pieces.

As for cleaning it with heat, I most often just take the piece or pieces with me to one of my camps and in the evening when the cooking is done (and before it gets dark, the time people want to sit around the fire) I just let the fire burn down to low coals spread out evenly and place the piece or pieces on top of the coals and let the crud burn off, removing it when clean and before the piece gets that red glow to it. I then set the piece aside to cool then take it home and finish it most times.

Others use a self-cleaning oven, very simple and easy, it might smoke the house up some, I have used it in the past but no longer have that type of stove. Others use a outside gas grill and that keeps the smoke out of the house, no matter what the method of providing heat, the goal is to clean it only and by not turning it red hot or beyond and heating it evenly it has worked fine for me for a lot of years. After it has cooled, I put it in the sink (or if too big for the sink I use our bath tub) and use warm water and dish soap on it and scrub it up well removing all the burnt material with a stainless steel pot scrubber, then dry it on the stove and it is ready for our pile that needs seasoned.

Chemical methods most often involve either an alkaline substance or an acid substance to remove rust and built up layers, the alkaline substance most often being lye, (sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide solution) it is often used in drain cleaners and oven cleaners, and it is caustic so some care has to be used with it. One method often used is to simply buy spray on oven cleaner and to use it on the piece then put it in a garbage bag for several hours or even several days, rinse, scrub well with soap and water and see if all residue has been removed, if not, recoat and let is soak again.

The lye method involves adding 1 pound of lye to 5 gallons of water (make sure the lye is added to the water and not the water to the lye) and soaking the cast iron in this, the cast iron can stay in it a long period with out harm. One must remember lye is caustic and one must keep it from contacting the skin and is best done in an area where children and pets can?t come in contact with it.

Lye does a good job of removing the old build up, but is not that good for removing rust, many recommend neutralizing the lye with vinegar after cleaning, but rinsing well should remove all the lye, one can do this to make yourself feel good, if there is lye left, there will be a bit of bubbling when the vinegar is added from the Carbon dioxide being formed as the lye is neutralized.

When using the acid method one of three acids are used, one being acetic acid the acid found in vinegar, citric acid found in citric fruits as well as molasses and phosphoric acid, which is often used as metal prep for cleaning new metal before painting, but is also used in soda pop to give it that bite, Coca Cola having what is said to be the highest percent.

Vinegar can be used straight or diluted, and any type can be used, I use white vinegar because most times it?s cheaper and I use the cheap store brand. Most vinegar is about 5% acidity no matter the brand. The method recommended by many for a vinegar bath is a non-metal container big enough for the piece or pieces and fill it with ? vinegar/1/2 water and submerge the piece in and let it soak for a few hours, remove from the bath, scrub as before and resoak if needed. I myself just use our bath tub since we also have a shower, it is not unusual to have cast iron being cleaned in my tub and it works great.



The citric acid method seems to most often use molasses as a cheap source of this acid, the recommended amount being 1 part molasses to 9 parts water, this method is said to take 2-4 weeks by those who use it and the animal supplement type found at farm stores is the cheapest. I myself have never tried this, but I?m relating it because some seem to like the method, to me it?s too slow.

The phosphoric acid is perhaps best used as Coca-Cola I have used this in the past as a cleaner for small steel and iron parts, having also used the higher strength metal prep in the past; I don?t recommend it metal prep for home use. The Coca-Cola works well to remove rust but making a vinegar bath although perhaps slower, is cheaper than the Coca-Cola by far.

Mechanical can be as simple as a good scrub pad, sand paper, steel wool or other similar items, or it can involve using compressed air to force an abrasive material under pressure, this is called blasting, the abrasive can bee sand, steel shot, ground corn cobs or walnut shell or baking soda. The baking soda uses the finest grit and is what I recommend if having pieces blasted. The other can leave a very rough surface, depending on the coarseness of the grit, the pressure it?s blasted as well as the skill of the operator using the equipment. Soda blasting is used for a lot of delicate restoration work so it will be fine on cast iron although it will cost more than the do it yourself methods.

The electrolysis method uses an electrical currant to remove the rust, it is a process similar to plating with chrome or other metals, but the process is reversed. The iron from the rust is deposited on another iron rod rather than the metal from a rod being deposited on the piece as in plating; in fact this method is used in restoration work to remove plating before prepping and replating.

The rusty iron and the so called sacrificial rod are immersed in a solution of washing soda (Sodium carbonate) available at most any grocery store along with the laundry detergent at a ratio of 1-2 tablespoons per gallon of water. The sacrificial rod and the cast iron piece are hung in a non-metallic container so they are fully immersed. A manual (not automatic) battery charger is hooked up with the negative (black) to the piece to be cleaned and the positive (red) to the sacrificial rod and the current turned on, the rust them flows to the sacrificial rod and the whole process only takes a few hours. A battery can be added to the circuit if the battery charger is not a manual one, the current to the tank needs to come from the battery and the battery charger keeps the battery from being drained. (As anytime working around water and electricity one needs to be very careful, the washing soda is what is called an electrolyte and makes the water more conductive to electricity.)

As before, clean the piece with soap, water and a scrub pad, dry with heat and examine to see if you have reached the bare iron. If it is done, also add it to our pile.

Seasoning Cast Iron

Once we have the piece cleaned and down to bare metal, we need to get it seasoned, this is where it gets confusing for many, despite much of the information out there today, seasoning is not just a coating of an oil that has been heated up for a specific time in an oven at a specific temperature, usually said to be 350F, this misconception causes by far the majority of the problems people have with cast iron cookware with both cooking with it and cleaning with it. So what is seasoning and how do we do it?

The proper seasoning of a cast iron cooking piece is where a thin coating of oil is carbonized in a process similar to making charcoal, the volatile parts of the oil burn off leaving a polymer carbon coating (long chain molecules) that form a fairly non-stick surface on the top of the bare metal, filling the minute pores as well. Different cooking oils and fats carbonize at different temperatures; the point at where they start this process is called the ?smoke point? because the volatile substances in the oils start to burn off creating the smoke. The carbonized oils left behind that coat the iron will not burn off till temperatures of 800 to 1000F are reached, beyond any normal cooking temperatures.

Today there are products on the market made and sold specifically for seasoning cast iron, I have never used any of these, and I have never had any problems seasoning cast iron with the different cooking oils and fats, many of those who have used them claim good results, but I have never had anything less than good results using normal cooking oils and fats, also if you think these products are some sort of magic, think again, they are mostly either soy bean/Canola oil for the liquid ones, or beeswax based for the solid ones with some soy or other oils added.

A quick check shows the liquid ones are about $7-$10 for 8 ounce, the solid is around $10 for 6 ? ounce unless you decide to buy it in the handy container that looks like stick deodorant and then it is $10 for slightly over 2 ? ounces. For comparison a bottle of soy bean oil in the liter size can be bought many times for around $1, I find this interesting because no matter what oil you use as we discussed above, you end up with carbon, also most instructions that come with these do not recommend heating high enough to fully burn off the volatile substances, this is not seasoning, but heated up oils.

The following is a list of some of the common cooking oils and fats listing the smoke point, (sources will show slightly different temps, it depends on the exact composition of the fat/oil which can vary slightly, and this is just a guide with averages). I really don?t have a favorite for actual seasoning, I normally use sunflower oil (cold pressed) because it is fairly cheap and I use it some in the kitchen, the bottle is easy to grab.

Safflower Oil -------- 510F/265C
Soybean Oil --------- 450F/230C
Peanut Oil ------------450F/230C
Corn Oil ---------------450F/230C
Sunflower Oil --------- 440F/225C
Beef Tallow ----------- 400F/205C
Canola Oil ------------- 400F/205C
Grapeseed Oil ---------- 390F/195C
Lard -------------------- 370F/185C
Vegetable Shortening ---- 360F/180
Coconut Oil --------------350F/175C
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil ------ 350F/175C

Although seasoning is not difficult, it is a step that many seem to have trouble with, one problem many have is when they are done, the piece is sticky and gummy feeling, this is a result of putting too much oil and fat on the surface before attempting to carbonize it as well as not getting the piece hot enough to carbonize the fats/oils. The other is the piece does not have a good non-stick surface, also a result of not getting the piece hot enough to carbonize the fats/oils fully.

Let?s address the using to much oils and fats first, I prefer cooking oils which are liquid at room temperature for seasoning, just because they are easier to work with on cold cast iron, I take a rag with the oil on it and I wipe and coat the surface to be seasoned with the oil, I then take a clean dry rag (paper towel will work) and I wipe as much of the oil back off as I can, just leaving a thin film. With a fat that is solid at room temperature it is best to heat the piece up above the melting point of the fat and wipe as much back off as you can just like the oil, one just has to be careful not to burn yourself in the process. The secret to seasoning is to not get more than a very thin film on it; any extra will just make a gummy surface. I have often seen it recommended turning the piece up-side down and putting a cookie sheet under the piece to catch any drips, but if you have enough that it will drip, you have too much on the surface already, it is better to remove all you can with the dry rag, it?s ok to do it up-side down, but if it?s on right it won?t drip.

So now we are ready to heat the piece up and carbonize the oils/fats, so how high do we heat it? Well if one wants to make it a bit scientific, then look at the smoke point of the oil/fat you are using and go a little higher than the smoke point, many sources today say 350F for seasoning which is barely the smoke point of the lowest oils and who is to say 350F on the dial is 350F inside, instructions often say to recoat it and heat it several times to build it up, done right it?s not needed.

I have found that no matter what oil/fat I am using, I put the piece in the oven, turn the thermostat to the last notch before the broiler kicks in and let it run a ? hour or so or when it quits smoking. On my oven control it says 550F and my thermometer says it?s about 530F, I am not sure which is right, but when the piece cools I give it a thin coat of oil and it is ready to use. If you use the high temperature and really carbonize the oils, there is no need to repeat several more times; all you do is risk building up a heavy thickness that can even be prone to flaking off.

Our properly seasoned oven is now ready to use, forget these warnings about not using metal utensils in it, ?you?ll scrape off the seasoning? if it does you didn?t season it right.

Cleaning Seasoned Cast Iron

Once the cast iron is seasoned and is used to cook with, we come to having to properly clean it after use, this is another place where the methods differ between people, I have seen long internet discussions on this that have almost turned hostile, most seem to think the seasoning on cast iron is delicate, which as we discussed above, it is not if done properly.

I will state right now those words that cause all kinds of problems in discussions on cleaning cast iron, ?I am not afraid to use dish soap in my cast iron? in fact if something really greasy has been cooked in it like a pork roast, I will use it to help get rid of the excess grease which can turn rancid. I also am not afraid to use scrubbing pads such as the green and brown 3M type or even stainless steel ones. What are not hard to remove are any oils that are on the surface of the seasoning, these may have been put on to preserve the piece from rust or it may be left over from cooking. I often cook large meals that use 10-12 dutch ovens and most times I am doing everything on my own, it just makes things easier and quicker and since there is truly no harm in doing it, why make things more difficult than it needs to be?



Many times I have been told to not use soap because the pores in the cast iron will soak up the soap and anything cooked in it will have soap in it. Well the surface of the cast iron has some microscopic pores in it, true, although the carbonized oils do fill them, but what is more important is if these pores are not fully filled with the seasoning any soap that goes in is so minute as to not be noticed, plus it will rinse out just fine, the cast iron is not as porous as many think.

Another item to use for those really tough to clean messes is washing soda (Sodium carbonate which is not the same as baking soda or Sodium Bicarbonate) available in the same area as laundry detergent in most stores. This is not soap, but it does soften the water so it cleans better than plain water, a lot of the water in wells where I cook is very hard and this just helps my dish soap work better.

One item often said to be bad on cast iron is the dish washer, I do not having one of these devices so I can say I have never tried one with cast iron, but rather than the dish washer itself being the problem, my thoughts are it?s the piece sitting wet in that damp environment that causes the problem, wash a cast iron piece with any method using water and let it slowly dry in a damp environment and you will get rusting, not anything you can?t fix, but it will rust.

Care of Cast Iron

Once the cast iron is clean no matter what method you use, it needs thoroughly dried, it can be dried with a towel if desired, but it still should be heated up to drive any moisture out, then a light coat of oil put on to prevent rust. At home a stove burner can be used, in camp the fire, it just needs heated up enough to remove any trace of the water, often on hot days I save time and trouble by leaving the lids off with the oven in the sun, at 90 F or more they get too hot to touch in a short time and are dry very quickly.

After the piece is heated, it needs wiped with a very thin coat of oil, most do it while still warm, this makes the oil flow a little better and reach every corner. Just like seasoning this coat should be very thin, and if possible, a non-drying oil is best. Which bring us to another term that need explained.
Oils are classed as non-drying, semi-drying and drying, in other words some oils will oxidize to the point they will form a dry film, in other words, add pigments and you have oil paints, not really something we want on out cast iron cook-war, most, (but not all) cooking oils are semi-drying or non-drying. Semi-drying oils often have driers added to make them drying oils as well as drying oils having them added to cause faster drying. Where to class the oils is determined by an analytical process that determines how much iodine a specific amount of the oil will absorb, no need to get any deeper here, but for our use all we need to know is this is called Iodine Value and number of the iodine value determines where it is classed.

Iodine values of oils over 130 are considered drying oils and a couple common ones are:
Tung Oil at around 165-175
Linseed/flax seed oil at 135-180

These are true drying oils in their natural state, although Tung oil is not used in cooking, linseed oil is, but under its other name, Flax Seed Oil, when bought as linseed oil or boiled linseed oil it is not intended for human consumption, the boiled has additional products added to speed up drying. Other common oils ride the line on if they are drying oils or semi-drying oils, depending on the particular lot of oil, a value of 115 to 130 are considered semi-drying oils, these can include:

Sunflower at 125-145
Grape seed at 125-145
Walnut at 120-140
Soy Bean at 120-135
Wheat Germ Oil at 115-135
Canola Oil at 110-130
Corn Oil at 110-130

Non-drying oils are ones with an iodine value below 115:
Cotton Seed at 100-115
Rice Bran Oil at 100-110
Olive Oil at 80-90
Lard at 60-70
Beef Tallow at 50-60
Palm Oil at 45-60
Palm Kernel Oil at 15-20
Coconut Oil at 5-15

(Values are based on several sources and averaged.)

(Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil are different oils from different palms)

Non-drying oils are the best for wiping, because they won?t get gummy if it is put on a little thick and don?t risk getting rancid like others.

I have always preferred olive oil for wiping a piece that will be stored over a couple of weeks, just a thin layer put on with a rag works well, for short term I often use lard, this is one pieces that get used often, my most used kitchen pieces and my camp ovens when cleaning up to go home from a trip. Then for storage I clean them up and use olive oil on them.

I see mineral oil recommended at times for both seasoning and preserving cast iron; on the plus side it rates a 0 on the Iodine Value so it has no chance of getting gummy. But to me the down side is it?s a refined petroleum distillate and although there is a food grade mineral oil, it is intended more as a lubricant for food processing machinery, its use in food products is very restricted by law. One of the medical uses of mineral oil is a laxative and there are many cautions on its uses in that field, I just prefer to stay away from it, although some who use it swear by it.

When it is all said and done, just about any food grade oil will work for preserving our cast iron after cleaning, but we can see the true non-drying oils are more forgiving when you get it on a little thick and animal fats and the semi-drying oils do run a risk of turning rancid, to me it just makes sense to stick with a vegetable oil that always falls under the non-drying oil status. Of these for me at least the olive oil gets the go, it is easy to find at almost any grocery store, it is something I generally keep in the groceries because it is correct to the 19th Century and has some uses for me in cooking. To vary from this requires I buy another item and in camp it means I have an extra item I have to take to camp; I just prefer to keep things as simple as possible.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 08, 2020, 12:21:48 AM
I copied that to read it all later PegLeg.

Whether it will hurt anything or not, I don't use any kind of soap to wash my cast iron. I don't need to, and I still say a dishwasher will screw it up. Anyone who doesn't believe me can try it for yourself and report the results to this thread.

All the utensils in my kitchen are stainless steel except for some plastic spoons and rubber spatulas. I scrape what I can out of the pan with a big s.s. spatula before I fill it with water. And If I'm in a hurry to use the pan again and not let it soak, I'll scrape it some more with water in it, then scrub the rest out with a scotch-brite pad. If it has cheese and stuff burned on really bad I'll put water in the pan and let it boil on top of the stove for a few minutes. I probably haven't had to do that since the last millennium.

I used to dry my skillets by wiping them dry then heating them on the stove for awhile. Then several years ago I started skipping the heating on the stove bit. I just rinse them with very hot water and dry them off with paper towels. I wipe the whole pan off with one paper towel and then another, and that's it. I never had a speck of rust so I know they're dry enough. They don't rust setting in the sink overnight filled to the rim with water either.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 09, 2020, 01:15:24 PM
I don't put mine in the dishwasher either, but the guy that wrote the document maintains it won't get hot enough to harm the seasoning but should always be removed as soon as the cycle is done and re-oiled.

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: TAB on April 09, 2020, 03:21:26 PM
When i get stuff burnt on to the bottom i just add in inch or so of water, set it on high nd boil it for a few mins.  It comes righr off, re oil and in the oven.     I have also found corse salt and oil a great abrasive to remove stuck bits
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 09, 2020, 04:35:30 PM
The problem with the dishwasher isn't just the heat, it's the detergent that's so strong you're not supposed to get it on your skin. I think that's what wrecked the seasoning on my skillet. I read somewhere online the drying cycle wasn't good for it either. I think it contributes to the rust after the detergent strips away some of the seasoning.

When it's real bad I boil water in the pan like TAB said, but I rarely re-oil mine and put it back in the oven. It's good the way it is but sometimes I lightly oil it, either after I clean it or when I'm getting ready to cook in it.

All this talk about cast iron makes me want to use mine, and there are a bunch of angus burgers in the freezer that can be cooked without thawing. My stomach has been growling for awhile and I only have to wait 5 more minutes since I took a pill.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 10, 2020, 05:03:06 AM
I have found that what many people think is stuck on and must be scoured will come right out if you let hot water sit in the pan for a few minutes - Very similar to other's comments about boiling water in the pan.

As I start my workday, 03:00, I sit with my laptop, in my recliner, with coffee, and old westerns or cop shows on.  They run adds for the latest and greatest non-stick frying pan.  Lately it has been some fake copper thing with a non-stick coating.  They brag that it is safe in the oven up to 500f.  Ovens go up to, and some over, 500f.  How hot do you think a frying pan gets sitting on a burner searing meat or frying potatoes?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 10, 2020, 04:12:18 PM
Here's y'all some cast iron cookin'...... made from scratch cinnamon rolls.

Like I told Mike on the book of face, won't as much water fit in the washtub when all this virus crap is over with.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on April 10, 2020, 05:54:26 PM
Roasted pecans (30 minutes at 250) with butter, tiger sauce seasoning, black pepper and Tony Chacherie's. 
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 12, 2020, 01:00:52 PM
Roasted pecans (30 minutes at 250) with butter, tiger sauce seasoning, black pepper and Tony Chacherie's.

Ever tried 'em deep fried, Rastus?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on April 12, 2020, 01:13:55 PM
No I haven't.  Enlighten me on the preparation....

Just had a peanut butter and grape jam on sourdough....steak tonight.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 12, 2020, 01:19:45 PM
Just like frying peanuts.... get your oil of choice (peanut or lard is what I use) up to 350? F.
A good basket of straining dipper is best.
Drop the pecan halves and time it for a minute (a minute is all it takes).
Dip out and drop on paper towels and salt or season while hot.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: TAB on April 12, 2020, 02:09:20 PM
Another great thing for peacans ( almonds also)   is a bit of honeu, red pepper and hot smoked paprika.   I make a few pounds of them every year at xmas.  Despite them being too hot for most people to handle, they are always the 1st to go when i take them some place.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 13, 2020, 10:20:32 PM
Taco salad. I had a digital coupon for 50 cents off Old El Paso shredded cheese, and another coupon to get a free packet of any Old El Paso seasoning with the purchase of the cheese. So I bought that Friday and took some 80% lean ground beef out of the freezer. I already had plenty of lettuce and Doritos and threw it together today.

No recipe, but I used a whole head of lettuce, a pound of meat with spicy taco seasoning, 4-cheese blend, plenty of salsa, and creamy French dressing (the only kind I have open). I don't think the salsa sticks very well without salad dressing. I no longer own a salad bowl so I mixed it all together in my biggest mixing bowl. When I put it my serving bowl I layered it with broken nacho cheese Dortitos. They would have disintegrated if they sat in the salad overnight so I didn't put them in. I don't care how beat up the lettuce is from stirring the rest of the stuff  in. It has plenty of crunch and it will tomorrow too. Tomatoes wouldn't have fared well even if I had any.

A head of lettuce weighs about 19 ounces, so by the time I threw away the outermost leaf, a few small spots, and the core, it was nearly the same weight as the ground beef. Roughly 40% lettuce, 40% ground beef, and 20% cheese. :) No vegetarian salad for me, but I'll add fresh lettuce tomorrow. I might get my salad up to 50% vegetation. ;D In a while I'm going to wipe out the frying pan with a "scratchy pad" that has more holes in it than a slice of Swiss cheese. When they quit working I use them like a dish cloth, and at this point I'm not scrubbing anything with it. But it's had all it could take and it's going out to the curb tonight.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 14, 2020, 01:21:29 PM
WOW...81,662 thread views for a cooking thread...... next to shooting, I know what you guys like to do.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on April 14, 2020, 01:33:58 PM
Some like to reload and shoot.  Some like to cook and eat....

Others just like to shoot.........
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 17, 2020, 01:12:18 AM
Some like to eat and... sit. And think about things.

I had a different kind of cheese dog with a side of Cuban sandwich flavor kettle chips. I put a slice of colby-jack cheese on a slice of bread, and since the bun length hotdogs are so skinny I put 2 of them on it. I put it in the microwave, hit the 1 minute button and called it lunch.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 22, 2020, 04:50:15 PM
I have more bread to eat up but instead of a cheese dog I had 3 links of breakfast sausage and 2 slices of smokehouse cheddar warmed up on a slice of bread. I think I'll have a honey flavored peanut butter sandwich too. It sucks not having any jelly to put on it. I could toss in some sugar-free gummi bears for flavor but it doesn't sound that good. I was curious about what a peanut butter and jelly bean sandwich would taste like but I think I'm out them.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 22, 2020, 07:07:40 PM
I finally got around to using the combo grill my wife got me for Christmas.

We caught a sale last week at one of our local meat purveyors and got a couple of pork shoulders for .99 a pound so I got a good fire going with some pecan wood and smoked them for a few hours and set the bark and then put them in slow cookers overnight to finish.

We had pulled pork sammiches for lunch and I'll freeze some for later, eat some more, and cut some out and make Brunswick stew later this week.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 23, 2020, 10:37:10 AM
Moose Tenders with mushrooms and a wine sauce, and fried potatoes ...

Wifey says I did good!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 23, 2020, 06:53:23 PM
Baked beans and a plate full of popcorn shrimp. I was going to bake some cheddar and jalapeno biscuit bites too, but when I opened the package of dough it had mold all over it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 24, 2020, 07:46:09 PM
I sampled a few slices of Cook-in-Bag Steakhouse Style Pork Tenderloin and Cajun Style Applewood Smoked Bacon Crusted Pork Tenderloin. I got 5 of them in 4 different flavors when they were on sale and froze them all until 2 days ago when I took these 2 out to thaw. And I baked a double batch of Betty Crocker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes. I only ate what was on the spoon when I scraped out my Visions saucepan to wash it. I put them in my casserole dish that was too small to stir everything together and cook it in. So I'll be eating meat and taters for a few days. The potatoes were VERY salty. My little casserole has 200% of a days recommended sodium in it.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 25, 2020, 09:05:39 AM
Pork Chops with Rice and Tomatoes

As I looked at a package of loin chops and thinking about the grill, I got an urge for an old favorite:

Get out the heavy iron (all good recipes start this way), brown the pork chops in butter with just a touch of olive oil;
Put a thick slice of onion on top of each chop, cover each chop with dry minute rice, pour on diced canned tomatoes, and add water equal to the amount of rice (one cup for one cup, etc.).

Set on your smallest burner, and a very low simmer for 1/2 - 3/4 hour.  Just enough time for the rice to become fully tender.  The rice will also pick up a nice bronze to brown color from the butter and drippings from the chops.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 26, 2020, 04:57:54 PM
I finished the first pork loin today and started on the second one. I think it was about 38 ounces of meat altogether. I like it better with just a little bit of Grey Poupon. It looks like I'll finish the potatoes tonight. They don't taste nearly as salty as the big spoonful I scraped off of the pot. Maybe the water boiled out of the sauce around the sides of the pot and concentrated the salt there. ??? Just a guess.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 27, 2020, 03:53:45 PM
Going to grill some burgers tonight, but this noon was a little left over moose - Moose tenders, with fried onions and mushrooms on toasted homemade bread.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Majer on April 27, 2020, 04:41:05 PM
Never understood why anyone would want to cover up the flavor of a good piece of meat with onions, peppers or mushrooms... ??? ??? The same with covering a good steak with steak sauce. Just my opinion, But then again,I'm allergic to onions, peppers and mushrooms... :-[ :-[ ::)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Solus on April 27, 2020, 04:55:08 PM
Never understood why anyone would want to cover up the flavor of a good piece of meat with onions, peppers or mushrooms... ??? ??? The same with covering a good steak with steak sauce. Just my opinion, But then again,I'm allergic to onions, peppers and mushrooms... :-[ :-[ ::)

Reminds me of a recipe to improve the taste of salt:  Sprinkle lightly over a medium rare rib eye steak
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 27, 2020, 11:56:58 PM
While microwaving a bowl of ramen soup I diced up the last of my pork loin then stirred it in when the soup was done. The first bowl I grabbed out of the cupboard was beef ramen and the second was chicken. I thought the chicken flavor would overpower the pork and I know I don't have pork flavor so I used the beef. It actually tastes pretty good. One pork loin had caraway seeds on it but I don't taste any in my soup yet.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 28, 2020, 09:49:24 AM
Never understood why anyone would want to cover up the flavor of a good piece of meat with onions, peppers or mushrooms... ??? ??? The same with covering a good steak with steak sauce. Just my opinion, But then again,I'm allergic to onions, peppers and mushrooms... :-[ :-[ ::)

It isn't covering, it is eating along with.  When done correctly, you still taste the full meat.  When I made this there was a wine sauce that went with it.  Just a 1/2 cup or so.  It was the butter and oil the onions and mushrooms were browned in, a little wine, all reduced, and all the drippings from the pan the tenders were browned and oven finished in.  On extremely lean  meat the added fat is good, and with this sauce it is all about getting the full meat flavor into the fat you add.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: TAB on April 28, 2020, 11:34:49 AM
Put some elk, carrots, onions, potatoes, garlic, celery and herbs in the slow cooker about 4 hours ago.  Should be awesome for dinner
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on April 29, 2020, 05:49:47 AM
Hot Nuts, but this bag wasn't Cajun Hot Nuts. They're good and so are the Hatch Chile flavor. It's been awhile since I had the Dill Pickle flavor but I think I liked those too. There are basically two kinds of peanuts I like, hot spicy peanuts and Planters Sweet ’N Crunchy Peanuts. The Rite Aid brand sucks.

https://www.hamptonfarms.com/collections/in-shell-peanuts

https://www.planters.com/product/00029000072503

Once, I mail-ordered a plastic mesh bagful of Cajun Creole Hot Nuts that were hotter than these and they were really good. I took them along as a trail snack when I went ATV riding with a couple of friends. One time when I cracked one or two open, threw away the shells, and popped the peanuts into my mouth, I slapped really hot peanut dust right in my eyes. Maybe the wind blew it off my hand. I had to rinse my eyes out with whatever I was drinking ASAP and I don't think it was water.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 02, 2020, 11:41:45 PM
I had crunchy coconut shrimp covered with sweet chili sauce for lunch. I have a dozen more in the fridge but only for a few more minutes. Breakfast was Thai coconut & sweet chili shrimp purses that I ate with tamari sauce. If I was a twit I would have twittered #SaturdayShrimpDay and seen if it blew up or was trending or whatever it is twits say about those things. Maybe I could have gotten a bunch of twits to like me or follow me.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on May 03, 2020, 07:56:13 PM
Twas a simple evening, but Sunday evenings usually are.

Went to the freezer the other day and pulled out a package of smoked pork loin.  Cubed it, threw it in some hot lard, add a bunch of onion and garlic, and serve with some Frank's Red Hot.

Excellent Minnesota pork, just the right rub, and the hickory was perfect with the extras.  This batch came out perfect, but it is hard to screw up great meat.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 04, 2020, 10:14:13 PM
Pineapple upside-down cake. Breakfast was chicken asada with cilantro lime rice. #MexicanMonday ::) Lunch wasn't worth mentioning.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 07, 2020, 06:40:35 AM
A big jar of five bean salad with several ounces of Monterrey Jack cheese on the side. Three bean salad is okay, and four bean salad is good, but five bean salad? I'm not sure I deserve anything that good.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 07, 2020, 11:49:53 AM
Roasted chicken salad from Bojangles...... not a bad salad for $5.25. 
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 07, 2020, 11:52:54 AM
Hawaiian Pizza from Domino's.
It'll build a turd.   ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 09, 2020, 06:26:30 PM
Hawaiian Pizza from Domino's.
It'll build a turd.   ;D

That's what really matters.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 09, 2020, 09:00:28 PM
It was already halfway there.    ;)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 10, 2020, 08:05:30 AM
 ;D Where's that darned like button? Maybe after I clear my cookies and crap it will show up when I log back in.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 10, 2020, 08:08:20 AM
ROFL  I must have grossed out Marshal.
Every other post in the thread has a Like button except that one .    ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Big Frank on May 10, 2020, 10:38:54 AM
You can't see them in your own posts, so you can't keep liking yourself no matter how much you like yourself. :D

ETA: I'm full of Lucky Charms and thinking about going back to bed soon. I sleep a couple of hours whenever, eat whatever, whenever, sleep again, eat again. Repeat as necessary. I especially don't care when I go to bed on the weekends because I don't have any appointments to go to. And since there's no mail today, I don't even have to go outside. The only thing I have to do is take a shower when I get back up. My lawn really needs mowing again but they said thunderstorms and showers today and chance of flurries in the morning. WTF? It's a good thing tulips are tough because mine bloomed last month. I had grape hyacinths right in the middle of the front yard too, until I mowed.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on May 10, 2020, 02:48:59 PM
Just got back from the daughter's house.  Her hubby left this at 0400 today for Florida - 18 hour drive at a fast pace, and they are currently on pace for about 16 hours.  she flies down tomorrow.  The reason he drove, along with a friend who also has a home down there, is that if you fly you can't golf at the country club for 14 days.

Back to the meal, she made her mother almond flour and almond crust chicken thigh, pecan and bacon brussels sprouts, and corn, and chocolate chip sugar cookies for desert.  Damn! Someone taught that kid how to cook!
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 11, 2020, 12:25:59 PM
My younger son and I smoked 150 chicken quarters and 125 3/4" thick pork chops Saturday far a close friend's family get-together.
We used our Young Farmers chapter's big Southern Pride Rotisserie smoker that has fifteen racks. It made the task a breeze.   8)

Wife and d-i-l made the sides: tater salad, baked beans, green beans, and mac-n-cheese.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 11, 2020, 12:58:17 PM
Wow dude, I just stuck with weed and tobacco.
You might want to get some help.    ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 11, 2020, 01:23:42 PM
Wow dude, I just stuck with weed and tobacco.
You might want to get some help.    ;D

Yeah, animal fat is rough on the thin papers....but it does burn much faster.  8)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 13, 2020, 07:47:47 PM
Younger son cooked us a ribeye and tater on his Pit Boss grill. He went ahead and got 'em from our local meat market before prices went up five more bucks per pound tomorrow....IF they can get any in stock, that is.
Oh well, freezers are full of venison.

Sho was good, though.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on May 14, 2020, 07:08:35 AM
Younger son cooked us a ribeye and tater on his Pit Boss grill. He went ahead and got 'em from our local meat market before prices went up five more bucks per pound tomorrow....IF they can get any in stock, that is.
Oh well, freezers are full of venison.

Sho was good, though.

A little inside information:

Quote
SJ_LS710
St Joseph, MO    Wed May 13, 2020     USDA Market News
Estimated Daily Livestock Slaughter under Federal Inspection

                                                 CATTLE   CALVES        HOGS     SHEEP
Wednesday 05/13/2020(est)        91,000    1,000     373,000     7,000
Week ago (est)                           82,000    1,000     312,000     7,000
Year ago (act)                           122,000    2,000     457,000     8,000
Week to date (est)                     266,000    5,000   1,091,000    22,000
Same Period Last Week (est)      237,000    5,000     885,000    21,000
Same Period Last Year (act)        363,000    6,000   1,370,000    25,000
Previous Day Estimated       Steer and Heifer  Cow and Bull
                 Tuesday        65,000               24,000

Things are improving, but we are still about 25% down from a year ago.  When you look at kill numbers, it takes 36 to 48 hours to get the animal through the line for hogs, and it takes about another 12 to 24 beyond that for cattle.

Pricing???  Our buyers are going strictly Hand to Mouth.  The market is very high and very volatile.  We are seeing some price drops in beef due to the negative media and sympathy for farmers and ranchers.  However, the packers are still losing money over all.  We are seeing some pull back from our customers due to price, but they still seem to have large demand.  Some of that is because more and more are buying 100% from us, because their other suppliers can't get it.

Our facility is emptying fast.  We have a 40,000 ft2 freezer that was down to 500 pallet positions (22 loads) on Sunday.  On a good day, that could all be gone!  Our main facility freezer is a little less, and our fresh coolers don't have much more than a single day's supply.

We ship about a million pounds per day.  We did 1.6 on last Friday.  Today we will receive in about 1.2, but this is our first receiving day over a million in almost a week.  The outside carriers we book to help bring in and take out are so slow we are getting emails and phone calls all day looking for loads.

Bottom line:  Buy what you need or want when you can find and afford it.  Eat what is in your freezer.  Sharpen up on your marksmanship for squirrel, deer, etc.  If you are rural and know a feeder, buy a critter and pretend you just dropped it with your good old 30-30.

We are Chicago, and the info above is for our Chicago location
https://amigosmeat.com/ (https://amigosmeat.com/)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 14, 2020, 12:37:31 PM
We have our own few head of cattle on the hoof and our own processing equipment....and our neighbor is a cattle rancher.....and if times get really hard, we have one old 'democrat' that keeps the coyotes and cats off the cows....meat might be tough, but it'll stave off starvation for a little while.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 15, 2020, 06:15:06 PM
Had some chips & salsa and enchiladas w/rice for supper.

First time since early March we went to a local dine-in restaurant. It was a new Mexican joint that had the misfortune of having their grand opening the weekend before the hysterical covid clamp-down. They were able to do some take-out business during the hoopla, but last week they were finally able to get back to limited dine-in serving. They have a big parking lot, so they improvised and put up six 10x10 pop-up tents with a table under each one for outside dining (also have three tables under the attached awning.

It wasn't the worst, but wasn't the best either..... I chalk it up to new restaurant growing pains and a very young staff. I'll give it a few months and try them again.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 15, 2020, 06:44:05 PM
I went to the store yesterday wasn't buying meat, but checked. Prices on beef seemed normal, about half what they went to last month. Chicken was on sale but pork seemed high.
Just because I noticed gas was $1.85   ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: TAB on May 16, 2020, 11:37:31 AM
The very last of the elk sausage.  I thought i ised it up a couple months back, but i found 2 frozen patties.

I can not wait to get the barn built so i can have a proper freezer.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 16, 2020, 11:39:51 AM
TAB, I forgot you moved North.
How are you liking THAT .   ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 16, 2020, 04:54:34 PM
I went to the store yesterday wasn't buying meat, but checked. Prices on beef seemed normal, about half what they went to last month. Chicken was on sale but pork seemed high.
Just because I noticed gas was $1.85   ;D

The three 40# cases of chicken quarters I mentioned a few posts up from here were $22 per case. We got them from the local meat place about two miles from the house.
We got the 125 smoked pork chops for $250 from a different place we use in the town fifteen miles away.....his price was a good bit cheaper (and that where the other guy was going to get them anyway). 
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on May 16, 2020, 07:16:15 PM
The three 40# cases of chicken thighs I mentioned a few posts up from here were $22 per case. We got them from the local meat place about two miles from the house.
We got the 125 smoked pork chops for $250 from a different place we use in the town fifteen miles away.....his price was a good bit cheaper (and that where the other guy was going to get them anyway).

Boneless or Bone In?
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 16, 2020, 07:21:42 PM
Boneless or Bone In?

Bone-in, and I mis-typed when I said thighs...it was quarters (leg/thigh).

Last summer they were 40# boxes for $19. It usually works out to 48 to 50 quarters per box with a few extra legs thrown in to make weight.

Wings are what are ridiculously priced.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 16, 2020, 08:08:45 PM
I don't get it, in my opinion chicken wings are something that belong in that bag up the birds ass.  ;D
Maybe there's a market for teriyaki turkey necks ?   ;D
Heck, you can just pour Frank's Hot sauce in your hand and leave the bird out completely.   ::)
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: TAB on May 17, 2020, 12:20:51 AM
TAB, I forgot you moved North.
How are you liking THAT .   ;D
  i am not.  Its not my type of land, but the misses wanted to go back to working on kids and took a 70k a year pay cut to do it.   

Spent most of the day welding up a new gate for the property, the one there is more rust and bailing wire thrn steal.  It keeps me busy.

I also hate having to retrain the local home depot staff.   Had words with a manger this week about getting help loading concrete in my truck.  I told him to look at my receipt  and see my  discount rating... its diamond which means 500k+ last year. And the 3 before that.  I actually spent 700k in one store last year.   I should not have to wait 40 mins to have some one help me load 1200# of concrete  onto a flat bed trailer with a fork lift.   Its like i told him, i am building a house not to far, if you treat me like this do you think i will be back.    They get one more chance then i will go some place else.
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on May 17, 2020, 07:55:53 AM
Bone-in, and I mis-typed when I said thighs...it was quarters (leg/thigh).

Last summer they were 40# boxes for $19. It usually works out to 48 to 50 quarters per box with a few extra legs thrown in to make weight.

Wings are what are ridiculously priced.

We're not quite sure what is happening in the bird market.  Wings are always hot.  Which size shifts around, but there is always more demand than supply.  We have plenty of stock, but they are beyond spendy.  Bnls Skls Breasts have been crazy hard to get.  I asked Child #2 if we would see a rise in Fryers and WOGS, due to the issues of limited labor and them needing the least handling.  She told me that was probably the next step.  Of course, later that week she got a deal from Tyson on Leg Quarters, and we are selling them crazy cheap.  Friday's inventory showed just over 4,600 boxes in the cooler.

Pork Loins have gotten weird the last couple weeks.  We are getting very limited supplies of cryovac in boxes.  Our block orders that were either full Loins or split with other cuts have been cut back to less than half in some cases.  She has gone to purchasing Combos - Picture your 40# box of leg quarters in a 1,200# version of BI Pork Loins.  I'm seeing that there is also an up tick in BI Butts coming in Combos as well.  What ever it takes!

The good news is that it appears we have reached the tipping point in processing plants.  For every plant that is closing, another is opening back up.  Everything is already scaled down, so we product flow is holding stable.  As I showed earlier, the kill numbers are starting to slowly increase.

The next thing coming down the pipe will be the local Farmers' Markets, and how they are able to adapt to this.  Will states and communities allow them to set up in parking lots and parks to sell their fresh produce.  The couple that I know of are still planing full crops in anticipation that they will have a market this summer.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on May 17, 2020, 10:03:32 AM
The Farmer's market here usually starts Memorial Week end with Breads, Wines, and preserves
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Post by: PegLeg45 on May 17, 2020, 12:24:19 PM
We have several local produce suppliers that were having trouble shipping. One of them just a few miles from me shifted gears and got on FB and started taking orders for produce boxes. Each week's box has a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits and they are selling for $20 per box and folks can pre-order from their website.
They are doing an incredible amount of business. I foresee a possible future in this for them.
I would certainly prefer to buy straight from the grower (for items I don't have in my own garden, or stuff that isn't ready to pick from my garden yet).
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Post by: Big Frank on May 21, 2020, 10:40:07 PM
I went to the store yesterday wasn't buying meat, but checked. Prices on beef seemed normal, about half what they went to last month. Chicken was on sale but pork seemed high.
Just because I noticed gas was $1.85   ;D

I filled my tank for 44 & 9/10 cents per gallon on the 2nd. I got 24.490 gallons of gas for $11.00. :o 8) That was $1.00 off for using the maximum of 1,000 fuel points at Kroger (for the first time ever) + another 5 cents for paying with my Kroger credit card. I filled my 2 2-gallon gas cans first, and my 5-gallon gas can that's really a water jug I don't use for camping anymore and painted bright red. Then the rest went in my truck. It was full at 23 gallons but I squeezed in almost another dollar's worth, instead of stopping at the next 25 cents like I normally do. I have 111 points left of the 1,111 I started with that are good for another 10 cents/gallon discount until the end of the month, but no intention of using them. I'll wait until next month when I'm getting at least 30 cents/gallon off, 40 if I spend another $33 dollars on groceries this month. And I'm already out of milk and have coupons expiring from Saturday on that I want to use anyway.

The last thing I ate was 2 bratwurst on bread with Cleveland Kraut's Gnar Gnar kraut heaped on. It's spicy & gnarly kraut made of Green Cabbage, Green Bell Peppers, Jalapeño pepper, Kosher Salt, Leeks, Sriracha (Chili Peppers, Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Garlic, Chili Extract, Beet Powder), Garlic, Red Chili. I really like it and I couldn't fit half as much "Cleveland kimchi" on my brats if I used buns instead of bread. It's a good thing the 1 pound pouch is self venting because this stuff is still alive and fermenting. It looked like it was going to explode in the fridge before I opened it. The only downside so far has been the odor. When I walk out of the bathroom now I notice how much worse it smells on the outside than the inside. My fridge started smelling like probiotic kraut farts Sunday or Monday, and I didn't open the package until Wednesday. :( That's just the price I have to pay to enjoy it.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on May 22, 2020, 12:42:48 PM
Grilled ribeyes and baked taters. They didn't come from our normal market and were tasty, but tougher than normal (even after I let them age some).
I guess that's what I get for $10 each.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: MikeBjerum on May 22, 2020, 02:46:02 PM
Yeah, most of them $10 ribeyes aren't really ribeye.

It is like pork.  When pork is in high demand you may notice that you get a very tender very moist ham.  A much better ham than you have had in years.  It isn't ham!  It's Butt!  If you are old school and have skills, cure a butt some time.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on May 22, 2020, 03:37:36 PM
My butt is fine as it thank you.
It doesn't need curing  Humph.    ;D
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Post by: PegLeg45 on May 23, 2020, 10:34:06 AM
Yeah, most of them $10 ribeyes aren't really ribeye.

It is like pork.  When pork is in high demand you may notice that you get a very tender very moist ham.  A much better ham than you have had in years.  It isn't ham!  It's Butt!  If you are old school and have skills, cure a butt some time.

It was definitely ribeyes, flavor was there, just tough.  :(
Toughness (as you know in your profession) can be affected by multiple variables. A lot of folks don't know that a quality animal's meat can be ruined (for all practical purposes) in the last five minutes before it dies.

We have all the equipment necessary to process a steer, just haven't got one yet since our first calf was a she (but that's a good thing because we're in building mode right now).

My son does deer and wild hogs for family and friends. We have a purpose-built area for all of it. We have a close neighbor who is a USDA facility inspector and he also studied butchering processes. My son had him come over several years ago (as he was just getting going) and teach him all the cuts (of course in the electronic interweb era, all that info is at our fingertips too).



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Post by: Rastus on May 24, 2020, 06:47:43 AM
Yeah, most of them $10 ribeyes aren't really ribeye.
<snip>

Alright....I hate to ask knowing you were an undertaker and all of that...what are those $10 fake ribeyes?

And I know they aren't NY Strips.....or Delmonicos....
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Post by: TAB on May 24, 2020, 12:01:02 PM
Pan fried pork chops with salasa verde
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Post by: TAB on May 24, 2020, 06:28:50 PM



Need to try this
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Post by: MikeBjerum on May 24, 2020, 09:42:44 PM
Alright....I hate to ask knowing you were an undertaker and all of that...what are those $10 fake ribeyes?

And I know they aren't NY Strips.....or Delmonicos....

Not being on the book of faces, you may have missed my gig for the last four years.  After two years of driving for the company, I have spent the last couple years as Logistics Manager, and am currently responsible for moving over five million pounds of meat per week.

https://amigosmeat.com/chicago-2/ (https://amigosmeat.com/chicago-2/)

As you open that the rig is my old truck.  Up until two years ago, April 10, 2018, I put just over 205,000 miles on it in 26 months.

We call a lot of those cuts "Mystery Meat."  It could be ribeye or strip, but Utility or maybe as high as Select.  However, these companies, like No Name Steaks, are real good at cutting different muscles to make it look like whatever you want.  A good meat cutter can take a Choice Chuck Roll, and carve it into a steak that you think is ribeye and charge twice the price for it.  After they whittle it, and possibly pump it* (inject), you can get fooled.

*Pumping meat - Our daughter (you will see her in the CAB award photo on the website) is the Queen of hating pumped meat, and she can darn near smell it.  When we go out to eat, we all sit around evaluating our meat by sight and taste, and at least one, if not more, will be handed to her to test for pumping.  When she spits it out, always entertaining at a high end place, we all know.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on May 24, 2020, 09:54:50 PM
TAB, A most wonderful choice for the 1st day of Eid al Fitr that started sundown Saturday   ;D
That's OK, I celebrate Ramadan with a noon time BLT.   ;D

Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: Rastus on May 25, 2020, 08:31:21 AM
Not being on the book of faces, you may have missed my gig for the last four years.  After two years of driving for the company, I have spent the last couple years as Logistics Manager, and am currently responsible for moving over five million pounds of meat per week.
<snip>
Naw...I know what you're doing now.  I was just "throwing back" to be a smart ass....

That is interesting what they do to get the look of a good cut of meat.  Also danged crooked.  Here in a couple of weeks when the fences are fixed and the front pond fills up we'll be buying some calves to fatten up.  Sometime in the future I won't have to be buying something from somewhere that somebody butchered to somehow make something look like something it isn't.  If that makes sense to you....
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Post by: TAB on May 26, 2020, 12:22:00 PM
Damm pic is too big.... making chicken soup with dumblings.   All from scratch of corse.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on May 26, 2020, 01:38:35 PM
Local Grocery store has deli Chicken salad, I think they make it with heroin or crack because I've been addicted to it for years now.   ;D
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Post by: PegLeg45 on May 31, 2020, 03:33:39 PM
Been at Ft. Clinch in NE Florida all week and just got in. Both sons and their families also went in their campers and the younger son took his vertical Pit Boss pellet smoker.

Over the course of the week, between a couple of seafood nights out at local joints, we had a variety of stuff including: smoked chicken, ribs, jalapeno poppers (aka sausage & cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapenos also called armadillo turds or atomic coon turds...depending on where you're from), baked beans, my version of tater/bacon/cheese casserole, burgers, sausage, hot dogs, and the wife's famous chicken salad.
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Post by: TAB on June 11, 2020, 10:34:30 AM
Last night with some life long friends.

Grilled sukinky, onions, peppers, steak and  baked potatoes.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 12, 2020, 11:01:11 PM
It's a good thing I read TAB. If I was new here I wouldn't know WTF sukinky is.

Tom, that chicken salad sounds good. I could eat some in a pita and have a bowl of it on the side with a little lettuce and tomato. I have to get my vegetables, don't you know. There's a place a few blocks away that flame grills marinated chicken. I might still have some buy one get one free coupons good for dinners, sandwiches, or salads. I may be paying them a little visit after I take care of some business this weekend. Yum.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on June 13, 2020, 07:14:11 AM
I finally broke down and bought a steamer basket for my crock pot.
I've been living on steamed veggies mixed with Mexican rice, or Raman noodles..
It entertains and feeds  me for now.   ;D
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 13, 2020, 09:30:16 AM
Another round of my Saturday morning heart attack prep breakfast:

Medium potato julienned - browned until almost crisp in bacon grease
medium onion chopped in big pieces - throw on top and let soften, and then stir into potatoes
three eggs placed on top of the mess and poached for a few minutes

Slide all into a bowl and top with a little ketchup and a bunch of Tabasco

Three slices of perfect bacon on side, and nice coffee.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 13, 2020, 09:37:30 AM
Tonight is going to be a challenge.  For just at 41 years this month, we have enjoyed pizza every (we have missed very few) Saturday night.  Since we go married 40 1/2 years ago, it has been homemade.

Last week my bride was diagnosed with Insulin Resistant Diabetes.  Pizza is a no no as of this past Tuesday. 

Over the past year we have had a couple of dishes that used cauliflower in place of potatoes and crusts - AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!  I've been too busy at work to look for alternatives, so this may be a pizza free night  :'(
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Post by: tombogan03884 on June 13, 2020, 09:52:57 AM

Over the past year we have had a couple of dishes that used cauliflower in place of potatoes and crusts - AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!

What's wrong with Cauliflower ?

Odd item, I bought a package of broccoli florets, was looking for cauliflower as well, all I found was ground up , not just cut into the usual clumps.
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Post by: Majer on June 13, 2020, 10:59:59 AM


Odd item, I bought a package of broccoli florets, was looking for cauliflower as well, all I found was ground up , not just cut into the usual clumps.
Tom,
 If you look at the ground up cauliflower, you will see that it's mostly stem pieces with very few of the floret pieces in it, just a way to make money off the waste products.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 13, 2020, 12:12:55 PM
It is like many foods.  We all have likes and dislikes.  I will eat raw broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and sweet potatoes, but if you cook them I am out of here.  Personal taste.  Someone tried to slip mashed cauliflower past me in place of mashed potatoes.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on June 13, 2020, 04:21:01 PM
Majer, So it's like vegetable sausage ?   ;D
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 13, 2020, 07:09:07 PM
Tonight is going to be a challenge.  For just at 41 years this month, we have enjoyed pizza every (we have missed very few) Saturday night.  Since we go married 40 1/2 years ago, it has been homemade.

Last week my bride was diagnosed with Insulin Resistant Diabetes.  Pizza is a no no as of this past Tuesday. 

Over the past year we have had a couple of dishes that used cauliflower in place of potatoes and crusts - AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!  I've been too busy at work to look for alternatives, so this may be a pizza free night  :'(

Mike,
Check out "fathead dough" ... it's an ultra-low carb/no sugars dough and can be made in the oven or microwave. I have a friend with diabetes and he uses it to make everything from burger buns to pizza dough.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 13, 2020, 09:13:51 PM
Mike,
Check out "fathead dough" ... it's an ultra-low carb/no sugars dough and can be made in the oven or microwave. I have a friend with diabetes and he uses it to make everything from burger buns to pizza dough.

Thanks!  I'll check it out.
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Post by: Big Frank on June 16, 2020, 11:39:17 PM
I just ate about 1/2 pound of teriyaki marinated pork loin. No condiments or side dishes, just Famous Dave's Signature Spicy Pickles. I was planning on cooking the pork loin a few days earlier and don't know if I got around to cooking it before it spoiled. I guess I'll find out when I get up for the day, or maybe sooner. I cooked a peppercorn seasoned pork loin at the same time.

I have some Betty Crocker scalloped potatoes and au gratin potatoes in the cupboard that I can't cook because I don't have any milk. I haven't gone grocery shopping in over 3 weeks. I have some RightRice I'll cook tomorrow. It kind of looks like rice and kind of cooks like rice but it's made of lentil, chickpea, pea, and rice flour. It's supposed to be good for you. I think I'll cook the Thai curry flavor Wednesday and the Spanish rice flavor after that.

https://www.rightrice.com/
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Post by: Big Frank on June 19, 2020, 02:59:25 AM
2 slices of pork loin and some rice that's 90% vegetables. That RightRice has quite a bit of protein and fiber, unlike white rice which is practically all carbohydrates. Too bad the grains are so small and it doesn't have the same texture as white rice.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 20, 2020, 08:40:51 AM
Friday night:  Left over grilled pork loin.

What else do you eat right after making an emergency run to a distribution center 160 miles away with 41,550# of boneless center cut loins?

This morning:  See last Saturday's post!  These weekly meals are nothing but pure enjoyment, and an investment in my bride's future ... I think that is why she put my life insurance on auto pay.
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Post by: Rastus on June 20, 2020, 10:01:11 AM
Mike, I've pretty much ignored the fear mongering on running out of meat because of slaughter/packing plant issues.  How goes it for real?
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 20, 2020, 03:58:30 PM
Things did get tight at the height of the issues.  However, things are moving fairly freely now.  You can't find everything, because most plants used elimination of boning stations to adapt to smaller work force and "social distance".  At the height of things, when fresh ran out, the freezers got hit hard.  Before you really noticed a shortage the fresh was coming back on line, but the freezers are empty.

Right now, we are purchasing meat for half, and even less, than just three weeks ago.  The meat is flowing, and the plants can't move it fast enough, so people like us are buying.  What we can't sell in a few weeks, we are going to freeze and pull out when prices go up again.

As far as on the hoof, there are a lot of animals that have been growing that are waiting their turn to go to market.  The man I worked for as a fill in between careers just put over 500 head of over weight pigs out on corn stalk stubble to make room for the next batch coming in.  He has filled every old barn in the neighborhood.  He was, is, 100% Smithfield in Sioux  Falls for his market.  350 head per week, and he shipped nothing for five weeks - Do the math!
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Post by: tombogan03884 on June 20, 2020, 06:55:08 PM
That's where "Just in Time " manufacturing principles bite you on the ass.
One link breaks and the whole chain is in the crap.
It saves on storage expense and stabilizes through put of product, but all the parts have to work, or NONE of them will.
Although your end may be living on Pork chops and bacon for the rest of your life   ;D
Title: Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
Post by: MikeBjerum on June 20, 2020, 08:38:28 PM
In the world of fresh food there are few options other than just in time.  Hormel has spam, and you can still find a few canned hams around, but meat is meat, and we only eat so much of it.  You can ramp up production to put a supply in cans, but once that is done you need to back down to regular levels with some going to replace fresh, some to replace frozen, and some to replace canned.

Our best protection against the issues of the supply chain are the Victory Garden.  Raise a garden, and if possible, raise a few animals.  Can produce and meat.  Dry produce and meat.  Learn how to cook again.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on June 22, 2020, 12:06:05 PM
Ribeye steak Cooked to perfection by the younger son) and baked tater for Fathers Day supper.

Cathead biscuits and white gravy w/sausage for lunch today.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on June 22, 2020, 01:48:02 PM
I've been on a kick of steamed stuff.
I put shredded carrots, Broccoli, onions and Green beans, with stir fry chicken bits, then I top it with crushed up Ramen.
The Spicy, Thai, and Korean BBQ are the best, then steam it for 3 - 4 hours and mix with some ham glaze, Salsa, or Ah So sauce.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 22, 2020, 06:10:35 PM
Chicken Tortilla soup

Wife has been going through her diabetes cookbooks, and there are several meals in there that look pretty good.
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Post by: MikeBjerum on June 28, 2020, 12:12:50 PM
BRISKET!!!

12 hour brisket (5 hrs over mesquite and hickory smoke), sweet corn, coleslaw, Texas  garlic toast, watermelon, and Corona.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on June 28, 2020, 12:53:30 PM
Chicken stir fry.
I'm going to dump in fruit cocktail (rinsed) and chopped dill pickles with sweet and sour sauce.
If I don't post tomorrow don't try it.   ;D
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Post by: TAB on July 10, 2020, 10:23:25 PM
Chilie cheese frys.  I know i am going to pay for it later, but so good
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Post by: TAB on July 12, 2020, 02:18:40 PM
Elk burgers.

~85% elk, 10% beef fat and 5% pork fat.   The beef and prok fat make all the difference.  Salt and pepper  in the mix, on a hot cast iron skillet for 2.5 mins a side, slice of chedder and onion on a toasted bun.  It does not get much better than that.
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Post by: PegLeg45 on July 13, 2020, 12:44:49 PM
BLM----- Bologna, lettuce and 'mater sammich.... (and the 'mater was from the garden).  ;D
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Post by: PegLeg45 on September 02, 2020, 11:46:09 AM
Salad for lunch...... and now a slice of my scratch cheesecake.  :D :D



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Post by: TillWill on September 09, 2020, 12:17:46 AM
Chocolate cake! There is no wrong time for chocolate cake ;D
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Post by: tombogan03884 on September 09, 2020, 08:07:56 AM
If we're going with guilty admissions,
 Well,
Fudge Brownie M&M's .
Judge me and be da%ned  ;D  ;D
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Post by: TAB on September 09, 2020, 12:20:40 PM
toasted everything bagel with left over garlic herb butter.
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Post by: Big Frank on September 15, 2020, 11:50:00 PM
A green pepper, 2 small cucumbers and 2 tomatoes, all from my friend's garden, and mozzarella, topped with garlic pepper crispy onions. Here's what it looked like before I tossed it with some balsamic vinaigrette. And a pic of the fried onions which I added more of once I started eating the salad. When I have homegrown cucumbers and tomatoes I usually toss them with Italian dressing or a vinaigrette with nothing else, and I eat green peppers raw with a sprinkle of salt. But I decided to try something different this time and it was delicious. I added the string cheese because, you know, it's cheese, and while I was slicing up the veggies I saw the bag of onions on the counter next to a can of chili and thought, why not? I didn't have any croutons to throw in there.

I ate that whole bowlful of salad for lunch (casserole dish if you want to get technical, I need to do dishes soon.) Breakfast was just a plate of tikka masala seasoned Basmati rice grown at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Mmm, spicy.

I have 2 small lemon melons from my friend's garden setting on the counter too. I have to wait a few days for them to ripen up. Over Labor Day weekend I helped him pick apples from a neighbor where his cabin is, and along with the fresh produce, Monday he brought over 2 half-pints or apple butter his wife made. I know what's going on my my toast when I get my appetite back, if not sooner. ;) I have some chicken & herb rice and enough ingredients for another big salad tomorrow if I don't eat something different.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on September 16, 2020, 08:45:04 AM
Hand full of Dark Chocolate chips.

I'm all about the nutrition.   ;D
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Post by: Timothy on September 16, 2020, 10:21:24 AM
Hand full of Dark Chocolate chips.

I'm all about the nutrition.   ;D

I’ll counter your chocolate with a firm, tart nectarine and a cup o joe!
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Post by: tombogan03884 on September 16, 2020, 05:22:59 PM
Almost lost me til the "cup of Joe".   ;D
It goes good with chocolate, especially Dark  .   ;D
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Post by: Majer on September 16, 2020, 07:24:43 PM
3 ounces of Smoked Gouda.
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Post by: TAB on September 17, 2020, 02:19:17 PM
Roasted hatch chilies, grilled onions, garlic covered  in cheader cheese on toast.
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Post by: TAB on September 17, 2020, 08:41:25 PM
Fried pork chop, garlic  mashed, veggies and home made sausage  gravy.
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Post by: Big Frank on September 18, 2020, 12:35:17 AM
Fish sticks with Nando's PERinaise. That's mayonnaise with Nando's PERi-PERi hot sauce in it. "A bit of heat but a tidal wave of flavor.", as they say. I ate that twice already. I'm glad I didn't have any tartar sauce to use on the fish sticks. I don't plan on ever buying it again.

I traded some fresh produce and boxes of raisins I got from my neighbor, food bank stuff, to my friend's wife for more stuff fresh from their garden. I even got some apple sauce hot off the stove. I took her a box of apples too. She pulled a bag of fish sticks she got from another friend out of the freezer and asked if I eat those. I could take them or leave them, but when I saw "wild caught Alaskan pollock" on the label I said yes. They're cut from fillets, not processed junk, and have 30% less breading than most fish sticks. Not bad.

Time for some mini chocolate chip cookies for dessert. I had apple butter on toast for breakfast 2 days in a row or I would eat that now. Ciao.
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Post by: Big Frank on September 18, 2020, 12:40:42 AM
Almost lost me til the "cup of Joe".   ;D
It goes good with chocolate, especially Dark  .   ;D

Yes! The breakfast of champions. Chocolate covered coffee beans taste pretty good to me too, but I don't like having coffee grounds in my mouth when I eat them. Life is full of compromises. Either put up with the coffee grounds or don't eat them.

P.S. Chocolate covered cacao nibs are harder to find but worth trying too. Roasted cacao bean fragments covered with regular chocolate, for people who like less sweet intense dark chocolate flavor.
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Post by: tombogan03884 on September 18, 2020, 08:28:57 AM
Damn, I haven't had apple butter in 20+ years.   ;D