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Comment by Idaho Spud on November 19, 2017 at 9:54am

Carl, I didn't like raisins by themselves, even when I was young, but Mom made fat cookies that had a raisin puree in the center.  Don't know what else she added, but I loved those.  It's been many years since I've had chocolate covered raisins, but I think I like them also.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 19, 2017 at 7:53am

Hmmm. Perhaps buying/cooking a Cornish game hen isn't such a good idea after all! Since I can't find one, I reckon it doesn't matter. I'm sure a small fryer will do just as well. I'm eating alone.

I will prepare all the standard Thanksgiving foods--need I list them? Looking forward to it!

Comment by Patricia on November 18, 2017 at 1:29pm

The last Cornish hen I bought was tough & stringy.....haven't purchased any since.

Comment by Plinius on November 18, 2017 at 1:23pm

As far as I can find most pawpaws are import, and here grown in greenhouses.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 18, 2017 at 1:13pm

Daniel, did plant your pawpaw trees or were they naturally there on your property?  I don't think your area would get much colder than the eastern parts of the US where they are most abundant, so perhaps you'll have some luck getting fruit one of these years.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 18, 2017 at 1:06pm

Chris, are the pawpaws you eat locally grown in the Netherlands?

Wikipedia says they taste like a combination of banana and mango.  That sounds good to me!  And yes, they are very healthy to eat.

Spud, I've always liked raisins.  When I was a little kid I used to knock on the door of a nice neighbor three houses down because she would give me one of those little tiny boxes of Sun-Maid Raisins, the kind some people give out at Halloween.  And of course I love chocolate-covered raisins, too!

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 18, 2017 at 10:12am

Just had a very delicious breakfast.  Yesterday, in the microwave oven, I cooked a couple of frozen packages of brocoli fluorets with butter and margarine, until they were quite soft.  This morning I reheated a bowl full with added MSG and Lawry's Seasoned Salt.

I've had them before with similer preparation, but don't remember being this impressed.  I also add them to other dishes, but they don't seem to dramatically improve those dishes.  

I think this will be my prefered way of eating them from now on.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 18, 2017 at 9:55am

Never tasted a pawpaw.  

That video mentioned "Mother f.. California raisins."   I dissagree.  I don't care for the taste unless put into cookies, but I like them dancing.  I even have an xmas DVD that has them singing.  Fun.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 18, 2017 at 9:47am

A couple of years ago, I bought a Cornish game hen at WinCo.  After I found out it was just a chicken, cost more, and I couldn't taste a difference from other chicken, I decided not to buy one again.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 18, 2017 at 7:23am

We call pawpaws "Indiana banana". Personally, I don't much care for them which is surprising being I like persimmons.

I stopped at the town's IGA to get a Cornish game hen, and they'd never heard of them!! I was shocked. Guess I'll have to stick with a chicken.


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