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eG Foodblog: munchymom (2012) - The Week I Ate Whatever I Wanted

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#31 heidih

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

I want to smash that garlic into the potatoes. For a singlet I sometimes do a cornish game hen just to get the optimal proportion of skin to meat for a single meal.

#32 Shelby

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

I want to smash that garlic into the potatoes. For a singlet I sometimes do a cornish game hen just to get the optimal proportion of skin to meat for a single meal.



I was just thinking about c. game hens. The last ones I did--which was a few years ago- turned out dry dry dry. Maybe they were old....if I recall they were on sale.

#33 heidih

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:32 PM


I want to smash that garlic into the potatoes. For a singlet I sometimes do a cornish game hen just to get the optimal proportion of skin to meat for a single meal.



I was just thinking about c. game hens. The last ones I did--which was a few years ago- turned out dry dry dry. Maybe they were old....if I recall they were on sale.


When in doubt steam and finish with a glaze under high heat. Quick, juicy and simple.

#34 Hassouni

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:21 PM





This has not been trussed properly.

You didn't tell us there was going to be a test.



Oh no! Not improper trussing! Do you think it's going to explode?

(To further scandalize any chicken-trussing purists: I bought it that way. That particular brand trims and trusses the bird before packing it, so it goes into the oven with a minimum of effort.)


Hey, whatever works works, ain't no right or wrong if it tastes good!

Mmmm roast chicken....

#35 nickrey

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:59 AM

An afternoon beverage:



5 fresh strawberries
cracked ice
2 oz. light rum
1 oz. Canton ginger liqueur
A squeeze of lemon
-all whipped up with my immersion blender.

Just the thing for a sunny afternoon on the porch.

I like your style.

My naive stereotype of US Southern porches when I was younger involved people sipping Mint Juleps. As I got older, I found out what was in them. And to think that people used to have them in the morning!

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#36 nikkib

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:23 AM

Great start to the week munchymom! Looking forward to the rest of the week!
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#37 munchymom

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:31 AM

Good morning all! It's breakfast time:

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Leftover mashed potatoes, browned in butter, with a little shredded cheese and a fried egg on top.
"There is nothing like a good tomato sandwich now and then."
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#38 C. sapidus

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:36 AM

This has been great fun so far, Christa, and I love the premise. Enjoy your week of indulgence!

#39 munchymom

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:42 AM

Hsppy Easter and Happy Passover to those who are celebrating this week! I don't celebrate either holiday, but I am a wholehearted believer in Spring Break. And you know what that means... Road Trip!

I've got a few hours' drive ahead of me, so I'll see you all sometime this afternoon.
"There is nothing like a good tomato sandwich now and then."
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#40 percyn

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:44 AM

Good morning all! It's breakfast time:

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Leftover mashed potatoes, browned in butter, with a little shredded cheese and a fried egg on top.

Where is the obligatory money shot? :laugh:

#41 munchymom

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

I'm back! Now coming to you from Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The wi-fi here is quite slow, so you won't be seeing so many pictures while I'm here. I'm hanging out on an oceanfront balcony, sipping a glass of rum and ginger ale. It was a long drive - about 200 miles, and not a fast 200 miles at that. I drove straight through, because on Easter morning pretty much everything's closed, but I spotted some likely-looking produce stands and restaurants for the trip home.
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#42 heidih

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

No worries on the picture loading - written food porn will do ;)

We had a fantastic blog here years ago that had no images - hard to believe in the visual based times of today.

Balconies, porches- the South!

#43 munchymom

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

Dinner:

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Salami, cold roast chicken, Manchego cheese, 9-grain bread, and a little mayo and mustard. I remembered to bring almost everything I need but forgot to pack paper plates, which is why I'm eating off of a bread bag.
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#44 Shelby

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

Oh this sounds so relaxing!

Can I be nosy and ask are you meeting up with friends, or is this a vacation for just yourself? I've always wanted to just get away on my own for a couple of days and just do what I wanted the whole time. Even if it's just sitting outside with a glass of wine :)

#45 munchymom

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

I'm on my own. It is extremely indulgent and relaxing. I've never done anything like this before - I pretty much went from living with my parents to living with my husband (with a few college roommates in between) and I've never traveled by myself. I was actually a little anxious before heading out this morning - I realize a drive to the beach isn't exactly backpacking through China, but I do feel quite successfully independent.
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#46 Shelby

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

I'm on my own. It is extremely indulgent and relaxing. I've never done anything like this before - I pretty much went from living with my parents to living with my husband (with a few college roommates in between) and I've never traveled by myself. I was actually a little anxious before heading out this morning - I realize a drive to the beach isn't exactly backpacking through China, but I do feel quite successfully independent.



I would have been nervous, too. I did a 12 hour one way drive and back on my own, though, a while ago and it gave me so much self confidence :)

P.S. I love the eating on the bread wrapper--it's recycling and no dishes. :wink:

#47 munchymom

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

Breakfast time:

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Brie on crackers, strawberries, and Champagne.
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#48 LizD518

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:56 AM

I love that your vacation breakfast includes a glass of champagne!!

#49 ChrisTaylor

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:00 AM

Dinner:

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Salami, cold roast chicken, Manchego cheese, 9-grain bread, and a little mayo and mustard. I remembered to bring almost everything I need but forgot to pack paper plates, which is why I'm eating off of a bread bag.


Lunch (or brekfast, even) of champions. Perhaps especially because you're eating off a shopping bag.

Awesome journey so far.

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#50 ChrisTaylor

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

Breakfast time:

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Brie on crackers, strawberries, and Champagne.


This is breakfast? You're a goddess, munchymom. A goddess.

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#51 munchymom

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

Lunch:

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Chicken and tomato with mayo and mustard on a wheat roll. Taco flavored Doritos on the side.

The "complimentary deluxe contintental breakfast" offered by the hotel was unexceptional from a culinary standpoint, but it did allow me to appropriate a few paper plates, napkins, and a plastic fork and knife so I don't have to eat off of wrappers anymore.
"There is nothing like a good tomato sandwich now and then."
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#52 mm84321

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:26 PM

Breakfast time:

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Brie on crackers, strawberries, and Champagne.


These strawberries have not been hulled properly.






:smile:

#53 Shelby

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:14 PM


Breakfast time:

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Brie on crackers, strawberries, and Champagne.


These strawberries have not been hulled properly.






:smile:


Ok, now THAT was funny :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:


Good to see you loosen up a bit ;)




Munchy mom, I love your breakfast. I wish I could have the same thing every day.

#54 munchymom

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

Tonight's dinner was pretty much the same as last night's dinner, so I'm not putting in another picture. I'm going to get an early start toward home tomorrow. I'll make a few stops for food along the way. So you should expect to see me sometime in the mid-afternoon. Off to enjoy my last evening on the beach.
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#55 munchymom

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

I'm back home, safe and sound. I ended up driving straight through again. So after ascertaining that my house was still standing, I headed over to one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants, Ilios Noche, for an afternoon snack:

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Fried eggplant and zucchini chips, with tzatziki dipping sauce, and a glass of Chardonnay.
"There is nothing like a good tomato sandwich now and then."
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#56 Shelby

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

I'm back home, safe and sound. I ended up driving straight through again. So after ascertaining that my house was still standing, I headed over to one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants, Ilios Noche, for an afternoon snack:

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Fried eggplant and zucchini chips, with tzatziki dipping sauce, and a glass of Chardonnay.



You're killing me. That looks divine.

#57 Darienne

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

Are the eggplant pieces also chips?
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#58 munchymom

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

Yes. I meant (fried(eggplant and zucchini chips)) not (fried eggplant) and (zucchini chips). It's all chips. Not as crunchy as potato chips, more sort of like very thinly sliced tempura.
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#59 Kim Shook

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

Christa – I am just loving this blog, just like I knew that I would. A couple of things:

I love your ‘theme’! I am a big ‘me time’ person and have threatened to run away from home in order to get it!

I’ve printed out your strawberry cocktail recipe – I want that as soon as the strawberries are good.

I love your plates. Are those really hieroglyphics?

In my recipe file cabinet, I have a print out, probably 15 years old, with a description of Yquem. I’ve never tasted it, but I've also never been able to toss the paper – I’m haunted by this wine. I jumped and smiled when I recognized the bottle!

Taco flavored Doritos are manna.

This is so good.

#60 munchymom

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

Dinner!
Before...

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...and after.

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"There is nothing like a good tomato sandwich now and then."
-Harriet M. Welsch

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