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Comment by Reg MM on February 23, 2014 at 12:17pm

@sk8eycat I love brussel sprouts roasted with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. In fact pretty much any veg roasted will curl my toes, but asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green beans-any of those. I seem to do half comfort foods/half healthy foods for work since I cook for a sorority. They like to be healthy, but still be able to have their baked mac & cheese. So I compromise. But there always has to be dessert!

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on February 23, 2014 at 11:43am

We have stir fry pretty often....  makes sense living with someone Chinese, although he's northeast Chinese, which is more noodles and dumplings, and starchy onion pancakes, and less of what we usually think of in USA.


Any food discussion is fine!  Comfort foods, discomfort foods (what's that?  Maybe hot pepper?  Horse radish?), ethic foods, fast food, slow food....

I never had a piece of toast
Particularly long and wide,
But fell upon the sanded floor,
And always on the buttered side.
~James Payn

Comment by Pat on February 23, 2014 at 11:08am

OK, all this talk of stir fry has gotten me hungry. Tonight it's Cashew Chicken made in a wok for me.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 23, 2014 at 10:43am

@Reg MM - Welcome!  I wouldn't say we're exactly "foodies" in here, not in the modern sense, anyway.  We seem to be reviving dishes we remember from childhood, and improving on them when we can.  Or at least that's what the "Comfort Food" discussion is about.

@Randall, Have fun with your stir-fry. It's become my favorite way to crisp-cook veg; I never liked mushy ones...poor Mom didn't know any other way to cook veg, and I hated all of them...except her stuffed bell peppers.  I'll eat ANYthing with bell peppers in it! 

Poor Mom; she always overcooked Brussels sprouts...made the house smell like cheap cigars.  I learned the right way from watching Julia Child.  Cut a deep "X" in the stem end and boil or steam them for no more than 7 minutes.  Perfect...still crunchy in the center, and no nasty smell in the kitchen.  (If they are very large, I cut them in half lengthwise, and cook the same.  Works fine.)

I went crazy and bought the 3-color (red, purple, yellow) fingerling potatoes when the Schwan's driver arrived Thursday.  Haven't cooked them yet...they are already roasted and frozen, so all they need is to be baked for 25 minuted, or nuked for 10.  Think I'll try baking some tonight.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 23, 2014 at 8:06am

Spud, I discovered a slice of cheese on my fried mush was "da bomb"! 

Eggs: not only good to eat, but the best "glue" ever! Cakes, pies, cookies, etc., etc., all need eggs to somehow catalyze the mixtures. What a bonding agent!

I forget who mention stir-fry, but that's what I'm having for dinner tonight--with Yukon gold potatoes. Thanks.

Comment by Pat on February 23, 2014 at 7:05am

Reg, Céad Míle Fáilte.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on February 22, 2014 at 7:55pm

Reg, Welcome to Food!  Bon appétit!

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 22, 2014 at 7:27pm

Good to have you here Reg.

Comment by Reg MM on February 22, 2014 at 7:26pm

Greetings all! Joan suggested I might find some fellow foodies over here in this corner of the world! I'm not only a foody in my heart but it's how I bring home the bacon (ha!) as well.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2014 at 4:22pm

There were some weird-looking ducks in that place (it's huge)...white ducks with some mallard markings, and stuff like that.  That was more than 60 years ago...

I think the county, or whoever is in charge of that place (it's actually part of the flood control system) removed all the abandoned animals about 40 or 50 years ago.  Nobody asked what they did with them.


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