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August 14th, 2023 at 11:42:34 AM permalink


This is what I had for dinner last night
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August 14th, 2023 at 11:52:48 AM permalink
It looks like someone drove The Flying Sub into a mud bank. I'm not big on fish, but that seems particularly unattractive.

A friend is pilgrimaging to Apple Annies in Wilcox for what is often described as the best apple pies on the planet. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but they are well worth the ridiculous premiums they charge. I am looking forward to pie and milk for dinner. And breakfast.
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August 14th, 2023 at 6:19:30 PM permalink
Fried Cajun catfish salad. I like to use frozen solid catfish fillets and fry them in just a little olive oil and put a lid on it and turn them over after about 5 minutes and a couple minutes later start checking the temperature with the meat thermometer. When it gets to 145 take it off the heat.

Left in the pan you're going to have a whole bunch of fatty catfish juices mixed with the oil and you're going to have all those fried bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pan. I put in a diced up onion and saute it with everything that's in the pan for about 5 minutes and then I added at least a pound and a half of chopped lettuce from a bag of chopped lettuce that I bought. Add your Cajun seasoning and move it around in the pan until the lettuce is completely wilted and add a dozen cherry tomatoes and cook another 2 minutes, put it in a serving dish with the catfish on top and add half a cup of fresh blueberries. Yes I said blueberries, they give it just the right amount of sweetness to go along with the Cajun. I eat it with a couple slices of bread and it is so good with all these different flavors. If you've never had sauteed lettuce you don't know what you're missing.

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August 17th, 2023 at 10:24:03 AM permalink


Quick Food Trivia Quiz

1) The word "club" in club sandwich is an acronym of what?

2) Retired in the 21st century, "it's finger lickin' good" had been the slogan for over 50 years for what restaurant chain?

3) What is the only fruit with the seeds on the outside?

4) Called nori by the Japanese, what is the English name for this unusual type of food frequently used in the format of dried sheets and found on many types of sushi?

5) Typically only known by his title and last name, what famous cereal mascot technically has Horatio Magellan as his first and middle names?



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August 17th, 2023 at 10:36:34 AM permalink
Dangit, I disqualified myself by going to the cupboard and looking at a package of Nori.

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Quick Food Trivia Quiz

1) The word "club" in club sandwich is an acronym of what?

2) Retired in the 21st century, "it's finger lickin' good" had been the slogan for over 50 years for what restaurant chain?

3) What is the only fruit with the seeds on the outside?

4) Called nori by the Japanese, what is the English name for this unusual type of food frequently used in the format of dried sheets and found on many types of sushi?

5) Typically only known by his title and last name, what famous cereal mascot technically has Horatio Magellan as his first and middle names?



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1) I donít know. How about Chicken and Lettuce under Bacon?
2) KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken)
3) Strawberry (remember this from West Wing)
4) Kelp?
5) Captain Crunch ?
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August 17th, 2023 at 5:59:41 PM permalink
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1) I donít know. How about Chicken and Lettuce under Bacon?
2) KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken)
3) Strawberry (remember this from West Wing)
4) Kelp?
5) Captain Crunch?


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C-hicken L-ettuce U-nder B-acon

It's weird. I never wondered what the "club" in club sandwich meant but, several decades ago, I did go out of my way to find the disappointingly mundane meaning of "Buffalo" Wings.


KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken

Colonel Sanders himself came up with the slogan. No ad agency required.


Strawberry

You may think that the strawberry is just an ordinary fruit. The truth is it's a freak of nature.


Kelp or Seaweed

Sushi is one of those divisive dishes. Either you love love love it or hate hate hate it. You rarely meet people who think it's an okay dish that they eat on occasion when the mood hits them.


Cap'n Crunch

Cap'n Crunch eaters can be very fanatical. Many will continue to eat the cereal when they're grown ups, at least until a doctor informs them that their aging bodies can no longer process crap food like that, and by the way, you have type 2 diabetes.
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August 17th, 2023 at 7:10:25 PM permalink
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Kelp or Seaweed

Sushi is one of those divisive dishes. Either you love love love it or hate hate hate it. You rarely meet people who think it's an okay dish that they eat on occasion when the mood hits them.


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The package I looked at earlier said 'roasted seaweed'.


By random coincidence, tonight's family dinner was sushi. Ashly wanted to practice her technique (under supervision) before the season of packing school lunch boxes resumes.

While I generally like sushi, I'm not a particular fan of kimbap. I blame the vinegar vs sesame oil.
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August 18th, 2023 at 3:54:16 AM permalink
I knew 2 and 5. I don't know that I would have ever thought of 3 though now it seems obvious. Others, I didn't know.
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August 18th, 2023 at 4:03:12 AM permalink
there are those claiming that the idea that the club sandwich is an acronym is false, made up

it is an awfully awkward one, if true
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August 18th, 2023 at 8:39:18 AM permalink
I think Horatio was Crunch's middle name. His first name was Cap'n. His rank is commander, not Captain.

I got the last four and have never heard of #1. I'm pretty sure I never have had a club sandwich or knew what it was.
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August 18th, 2023 at 9:40:54 AM permalink
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I think Horatio was Crunch's middle name. His first name was Cap'n. His rank is commander, not Captain.

I got the last four and have never heard of #1. I'm pretty sure I never have had a club sandwich or knew what it was.
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I believe Commander Crunch is addressed as Cap'n, since he commands the Guppy.
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August 18th, 2023 at 9:48:15 AM permalink
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I got the last four and have never heard of #1. I'm pretty sure I never have had a club sandwich or knew what it was.



I find that shocking. The Club sandwich is on almost every menu of every diner that I have eaten at.
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August 18th, 2023 at 10:27:29 AM permalink
billyran has led a sheltered life from exposure to the common club sandwich. Maybe it is regional?
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August 18th, 2023 at 10:40:23 AM permalink
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billyran has led a sheltered life from exposure to the common club sandwich. Maybe it is regional?
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No, it just doesn't appeal to me. I rarely eat cold sandwiches and am just now learning to appreciate bacon. My Mom would order a club on occasion, it just didn't interest me. My go-to diner food is a simple cheeseburger platter.
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August 18th, 2023 at 10:46:19 AM permalink
It may be a regional thing, now that I think about it. Most diners outside of the North East tend to have simple menus, while the diners around NYC. tend to have menus that go for pages, with hundreds of options.
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August 18th, 2023 at 10:50:07 AM permalink
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I got the last four and have never heard of #1. I'm pretty sure I never have had a club sandwich or knew what it was.



I find that shocking. The Club sandwich is on almost every menu of every diner that I have eaten at.
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I was aware of it, just didn't know what was in it. Another diner sandwich is the Monte Christo. I suppose at some point I found out what it was and decided it wasn't for me. Now I have no idea what is in it, but know I don't want one.
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August 18th, 2023 at 10:52:48 AM permalink
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It may be a regional thing, now that I think about it. Most diners outside of the North East tend to have simple menus, while the diners around NYC. tend to have menus that go for pages, with hundreds of options.
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Some global restaurants have several thousand options just for one item (Whopper). Millions of options across the full menu considering various combo meals
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August 18th, 2023 at 3:58:31 PM permalink
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billyran has led a sheltered life from exposure to the common club sandwich. Maybe it is regional?
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No, it just doesn't appeal to me. I rarely eat cold sandwiches and am just now learning to appreciate bacon. My Mom would order a club on occasion, it just didn't interest me. My go-to diner food is a simple cheeseburger platter.
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Almost everything l liked as a kid still has a warm place in my palate memory, but fortunately I don't eat most of them. Diner hamburger, cheez whiz, macaroni and cheese, and possibly the worst concoction, white bread butter and sugar. I think my mother was the one who ordered the club. I either got the diner cheeseburger and fries, or a BLT.
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August 18th, 2023 at 5:38:35 PM permalink
I just got my quarterly Omaha Steaks delivery. 32 burgers, 24 veal patties, and a dozen 6-ounce steaks. They threw in 16 5-ounce burgers and a $30 bounceback card. It will work out to about 50 meals over the next three months.
Where a few years ago I'd have two burgers and fries for lunch, now it's a burger and a side salad. Where I used to make veal parm heroes, now I just add sauce and cheese and use a knife and fork. That saves four hundred calories a meal.
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August 18th, 2023 at 6:03:25 PM permalink
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It's a monkfish - the poor man's lobster - which I have had before but did not realize that it looks like that until now!
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August 18th, 2023 at 6:05:34 PM permalink
Sauteed zucchini and a pork chop. So simple to cook and so good to eat.

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August 19th, 2023 at 6:37:40 AM permalink
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This is what I had for dinner last night
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It's a monkfish - the poor man's lobster - which I have had before but did not realize that it looks like that until now!
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Yes, I had Monkfish as it is very popular in Key West where I spent much of last week. Apparently there are different types of Monkfish but I posted that one because it is the ugliest..

Mine looked like this and had the strangest texture of fish that I have had.

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August 19th, 2023 at 7:35:05 AM permalink
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Sauteed zucchini and a pork chop. So simple to cook and so good to eat.


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That looks edible. Though I have to ask: whatís up with all the turkey and pork ?
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August 19th, 2023 at 5:28:10 PM permalink
Two more of the plant-based hamburgers and I'm still totally impressed that I cannot tell the difference between them and the real thing. This week I had bacon tomato red onion and cheese with some lettuce and it was just as good as a regular burger. If this is the future then I'm all for it..

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August 20th, 2023 at 5:58:22 PM permalink
Fried eggplant and Hungarian goulash.

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August 20th, 2023 at 6:09:33 PM permalink
Todays dinner for me was Alice Springs chicken and it was disgusting. I managed to choke down three bites before giving up.
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August 20th, 2023 at 7:01:58 PM permalink
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Two more of the plant-based hamburgers and I'm still totally impressed that I cannot tell the difference between them and the real thing. This week I had bacon tomato red onion and cheese with some lettuce and it was just as good as a regular burger. If this is the future then I'm all for it..


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I wouldn't go out of my way to eat plant-based meat. Not because of the taste, just because it is highly processed food from what i understand. I can see the utility of offering it to a vegan who might want to share in the burger cookout, or someone missing the meat taste. But otherwise I wouldn't choose it on a regular basis.

OTOH, I doubt if there has been any or enough long term studies on consuming it as yet.
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August 20th, 2023 at 8:01:41 PM permalink
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Two more of the plant-based hamburgers and I'm still totally impressed that I cannot tell the difference between them and the real thing. This week I had bacon tomato red onion and cheese with some lettuce and it was just as good as a regular burger. If this is the future then I'm all for it..


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I wouldn't go out of my way to eat plant-based meat. Not because of the taste, just because it is highly processed food from what i understand. I can see the utility of offering it to a vegan who might want to share in the burger cookout, or someone missing the meat taste. But otherwise I wouldn't choose it on a regular basis.

OTOH, I doubt if there has been any or enough long term studies on consuming it as yet.
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Somebody gave a box of them to me that's the only reason I'm eating them. I don't eat processed food normally but these were $18 a box so I thought I'd try it. When they're gone I'm never going to buy anymore, but they're surprisingly good.
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August 20th, 2023 at 8:41:53 PM permalink
Breakfast was some oatmeal. I'm disinclined to soak oats overnight, too hurried to cook "slow" oats in the morning, and appreciate texture too much to subject myself to instant - so quick ("1 minute") oats it is.
They take a bit longer than a minute.
A scant dash of salt in the pan, and a hefty dose of ground cinnamon in the bowl. There are rumors cinnamon helps with blood sugar, but I probably just enjoy angling for sympathy by telling people I ate some crushed seeds and tree bark for breakfast.

Lunch was sampling the kids' plan for packing lunches - basic level sushi. I attacked a few carrots into thin strips with a vegetable peeler, then turned them into a quick pickle with a 1 hour soak in hot vinegar brine. Rice was a 2:1 blend of Calrose (?) and Jasmine. This is a little stickier than my modest skills can easily handle. Cook in the rice machine, season with vinegar. Add a thin layer of rice to half the nori, lay out a strip of cucumber, a strip of pickled carrot, spread a few spoonfuls of (canned) tuna mixed with mayo, roll it (embarassingly), try not to burst the roll while slicing.

I totally forgot to make an omelette to go in other rolls for variety. Fortunately we have a few more days before classes resume.

Canned tuna sushi was actually a hit with the girls, although they prefer tempura.
They both insisted on rolling up little marbles (about shooter size) of sushi rice, then rolling them through a sprinkle of furikake (rice seasoning).
(The local sushi place relies far too heavily on 'yum yum sauce' for the amount they charge; the girls are far better off rolling their own.)


(?) I'm not entirely sure. Might have been Nishiki; someone repackaged it without good labels.
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August 21st, 2023 at 5:40:34 AM permalink
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Fried eggplant and Hungarian goulash.


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Not to nag, but this thing looks nothing like Goulash
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August 21st, 2023 at 7:34:44 AM permalink
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Breakfast was some oatmeal. I'm disinclined to soak oats overnight, too hurried to cook "slow" oats in the morning, and appreciate texture too much to subject myself to instant - so quick ("1 minute") oats it is.
They take a bit longer than a minute.
A scant dash of salt in the pan, and a hefty dose of ground cinnamon in the bowl. There are rumors cinnamon helps with blood sugar, but I probably just enjoy angling for sympathy by telling people I ate some crushed seeds and tree bark for breakfast.


Oatmeal is a processed food and does not need to be cooked. You can eat it raw or simply mix it into a smoothie.
I would not recommend this for steel cut oatmeal though. That is best cooked overnight in a slow cooker on warm or low for 6-8 hours.
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August 21st, 2023 at 7:53:12 AM permalink

Quick Food Trivia Quiz #2

1) Outside of its home city, the St. Louis Bread Company is more popularly known as what chain restaurant?

2) What is the colloquial term for a rotating tray often placed on a table to aid in distributing food?

3) What is the salted roe of a sturgeon called?

4) Which alcoholic spirit is found in all three of these cocktails: Gimlet, Aviation, and Tom Collins?

5) Occasionally known as curds and whey, what is the dairy product that is drained to keep the curds loose and is usually "dressed" with cream?


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August 21st, 2023 at 8:05:57 AM permalink
Gin.


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Quick Food Trivia Quiz #2

1) Outside of its home city, the St. Louis Bread Company is more popularly known as what chain restaurant? ................... no idea

2) What is the colloquial term for a rotating tray often placed on a table to aid in distributing food?

lazy susan



3) What is the salted roe of a sturgeon called?
caviar



4) Which alcoholic spirit is found in all three of these cocktails: Gimlet, Aviation, and Tom Collins?
I think gin or vodka either one is correct



5) Occasionally known as curds and whey, what is the dairy product that is drained to keep the curds loose and is usually "dressed" with cream?
cottage cheese?



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August 21st, 2023 at 8:24:35 AM permalink
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Fried eggplant and Hungarian goulash.


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Not to nag, but this thing looks nothing like Goulash
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That's because it's not made with macaroni it's made with cabbage. I got the recipe from a Keto cookbook.
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August 21st, 2023 at 3:03:29 PM permalink
King crabs legs arenít actually crabs.

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Crustaceans in the Brachyura group are known to have four pairs of walking legs while false crabs often only have three, and true crabs only have antennae between their eyes whereas false crabs have antennae elsewhere. A real crabís carapace (the lid covering its head and upper body) is broad, flat, and wider than it is long, and these crabs will completely tuck their tails under them while you can usually spot the end of a false crabís tail. In addition to the king crab, horseshoe crabs, porcelain crabs, and hermit crabs are all considered false crabs.



Yeah, I doubt if i remember anything but king crabs arenít real crabs.
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August 21st, 2023 at 3:54:56 PM permalink
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King crabs legs arenít actually crabs.

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Crustaceans in the Brachyura group are known to have four pairs of walking legs while false crabs often only have three, and true crabs only have antennae between their eyes whereas false crabs have antennae elsewhere. A real crabís carapace (the lid covering its head and upper body) is broad, flat, and wider than it is long, and these crabs will completely tuck their tails under them while you can usually spot the end of a false crabís tail. In addition to the king crab, horseshoe crabs, porcelain crabs, and hermit crabs are all considered false crabs.



Yeah, I doubt if i remember anything but king crabs arenít real crabs.
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I always avoid king crab legs at buffets because they take too long to eat and they aren't really very good the way they cook them. I usually avoid the prime rib too because most of the time it's not prime rib it's roast beef but people can't tell the difference. I've seen this again and again. And when you tell them they'll just shrug and say, looks like prime rib to me.
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August 21st, 2023 at 4:00:20 PM permalink

Quick Food Trivia Quiz #2, Answers


Panera

When the St. Louis Bread Company began to expand its bakery/restaurants nationally, it changed the company name to Panera (Spanish for breadbasket) to appeal to a broader customer base. It kept its original name for locations in Missouri.

Panera was once the largest provider of free Wi-Fi hotspots in the United States.


Lazy Susan

The popularity of the lazy susan waxes and wanes across the decades. These days, the main place you see them is in formal Chinese restaurants.

If you're a food lover, the history of the lazy susan (featuring Thomas Jefferson) is an interesting read.


Caviar

Although champagne is the usual libation for this dish, purists will demand a straight shot of the finest frozen vodka, preferably Russian, as the neutral taste of fine vodka won't sully the flavor of the caviar.


Gin

Based upon the sheer number of cocktails in which it appears, Gin is perhaps the most versatile of all the spirits.


Cottage Cheese

Consumption of cottage cheese peaked in the United States during the 1970s when dieting became popular, and some $1.3 billion of it was sold per year. In the 1980s, however, yogurt became more popular and sales dropped considerably.
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August 21st, 2023 at 5:01:51 PM permalink
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I always avoid king crab legs at buffets because they take too long to eat and they aren't really very good the way they cook them. I usually avoid the prime rib too because most of the time it's not prime rib it's roast beef but people can't tell the difference. I've seen this again and again. And when you tell them they'll just shrug and say, looks like prime rib to me.



I think the best idea is just to avoid buffets if you are looking for good food cooked properly. when the Eastside Cannery opened in Las Vegas they had a "buffet" where you ordered all items off of the menu and they were cooked to order. It was coffee shop quality.
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August 21st, 2023 at 5:14:05 PM permalink
There is a Chinese buffet in Sierra Vista that puts out samples of dishes and you kind of point to them as you pass by. At the end of the line, they give you some munchies, and ten minutes later they bring out a tray of your selections.
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August 21st, 2023 at 6:24:38 PM permalink
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There is a Chinese buffet in Sierra Vista that puts out samples of dishes and you kind of point to them as you pass by. At the end of the line, they give you some munchies, and ten minutes later they bring out a tray of your selections.
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I like the conveyor belt buffets they have in Japan. You sit at a counter and the dishes go by you on a conveyor belt and you take off what you want to eat one dish at a time. When you've had enough you pay the cashier. They offer lots of sushi, lots of native Japanese dishes and they have a huge selection.
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August 22nd, 2023 at 5:57:55 AM permalink
I'm still extremely pleased with my air fryer purchase even though the only thing I cook in it is steak. Recipe: pat steak dry with paper towel, add avocado oil to aluminon foil, roll steak on foil , add salt, let sit for 30 minutes, Air fry 8 to 10 minutes. Enjoy. Quick wash fryer bowl with warm soapy water, wipe dry with paper towel. Done.

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August 22nd, 2023 at 7:15:28 AM permalink
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Breakfast was some oatmeal. I'm disinclined to soak oats overnight, too hurried to cook "slow" oats in the morning, and appreciate texture too much to subject myself to instant - so quick ("1 minute") oats it is.
They take a bit longer than a minute.
A scant dash of salt in the pan, and a hefty dose of ground cinnamon in the bowl. There are rumors cinnamon helps with blood sugar, but I probably just enjoy angling for sympathy by telling people I ate some crushed seeds and tree bark for breakfast.


Oatmeal is a processed food and does not need to be cooked. You can eat it raw or simply mix it into a smoothie.
I would not recommend this for steel cut oatmeal though. That is best cooked overnight in a slow cooker on warm or low for 6-8 hours.
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The oatmeal may not strictly need to be cooked, but I think I strongly prefer it to be cooked. I'm experimenting with technique refinements that might make the oatmeal preparation easier when I resume travel. (Overnight is a no-go for my particular tastes.)

Tangentially, the tweenage invaders saw me raiding the fridge last night for a few pieces of leftover sushi, finished off all that was left, and are eagerly snoring with anticipation until they get to have a turn. Pickled carrots are ready; surimi is thawing; I'll cook up a batch of rice a bit later.
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August 22nd, 2023 at 7:25:52 AM permalink
Had a dose of Apache Fry Bread for breakfast. If you've ever had a fresh zeppole, fry bread is similar. Although the natives like to say it is a traditional meal, it was only introduced to the tribes in the 1860s by the US government. Most people sprinkle sugar on it, but I prefer cinnamon.
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August 22nd, 2023 at 6:12:36 PM permalink
Pan fried potatoes, which are really turnips, onion and green pepper with turkey sausage and eggs on top. Breakfast for dinner..

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August 23rd, 2023 at 8:53:36 AM permalink
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Breakfast was some oatmeal. I'm disinclined to soak oats overnight, too hurried to cook "slow" oats in the morning, and appreciate texture too much to subject myself to instant - so quick ("1 minute") oats it is.
They take a bit longer than a minute.
A scant dash of salt in the pan, and a hefty dose of ground cinnamon in the bowl. There are rumors cinnamon helps with blood sugar, but I probably just enjoy angling for sympathy by telling people I ate some crushed seeds and tree bark for breakfast.


Oatmeal is a processed food and does not need to be cooked. You can eat it raw or simply mix it into a smoothie.
I would not recommend this for steel cut oatmeal though. That is best cooked overnight in a slow cooker on warm or low for 6-8 hours.
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The oatmeal may not strictly need to be cooked, but I think I strongly prefer it to be cooked. I'm experimenting with technique refinements that might make the oatmeal preparation easier when I resume travel. (Overnight is a no-go for my particular tastes.)

Tangentially, the tweenage invaders saw me raiding the fridge last night for a few pieces of leftover sushi, finished off all that was left, and are eagerly snoring with anticipation until they get to have a turn. Pickled carrots are ready; surimi is thawing; I'll cook up a batch of rice a bit later.
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If you got your kids to eat sushi you are better than me. The only thing my kids would eat when they were that age was pizza, Mac cheese, McDonald's, and Pop-Tarts. They would have starved themselves rather than take one bite of sushi. And as adults they aren't much better, they are very boring eaters.
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August 23rd, 2023 at 10:13:11 AM permalink
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If you got your kids to eat sushi you are better than me. The only thing my kids would eat when they were that age was pizza, Mac cheese, McDonald's, and Pop-Tarts. They would have starved themselves rather than take one bite of sushi. And as adults they aren't much better, they are very boring eaters.
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Sounds like my current diet.
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August 23rd, 2023 at 10:50:42 AM permalink
In the 80s when Russia was still the Soviet Union there was a tourist warning to stay away from street Pizza because the Russians were using canned Alpo dog food on their meat pizzas. They would slice up a can of Alpo and cook it on the pizza and to the tourists it smelled like cooked dog food but to the Russians it smelled like meat. Real meat was far too expensive and scarce to use on a street Pizza.
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August 23rd, 2023 at 12:01:37 PM permalink
My wife made a vat (large crockpot) full of cheese and broccoli soup. It was unbelievable. I had two whopping bowls for dinner. Then two single bowl portions subsequently. Heated up as good as it was originally. I know the ingredients because I bought them on a dedicated jaunt to Wegmans.
Chicken broth
Heavy cream
Broccoli florets
Chopped onions
Velveeta cheese (from a Ďblockí)

I did add some garlic croutons the first time I had it. I was surprised that it included Velveeta.

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