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  1. If you went to an IHOP in Florida, you certainly did not have maple syrup. They have "maple-flavored" syrup which is mostly corn syrup with fake maple flavor, which tastes nothing at all like maple syrup. I hope you someday get to try the real deal, it is delicious.
  2. The "SNAP challenge" has a (to me) very distasteful moralistic tone, like somebody living on a food stamp budget for a week can show off how frugal they are, and yet how wonderful and nutritious meals they make, and so why can't "those people" be satisfied with the pittance they get. A one-meal $5 challenge seems more lighthearted and frivolous to me, more in the spirit of other food challenges or cook-offs we've had all along here on eG. As I said earlier, constraints can lead to creativity. If the $5 challenge doesn't float your boat, how about making a sandwich with the coolest acronym? (A couple of weeks ago I made a sandwich with turkey, avocado, bacon, lettuce, and tomato - and realized that if I'd managed to put an egg on it, I would have made a TABLET.)
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    $5 Meal Challenge

    I think as a thing to do for fun it's okay. Constraints can lead to creativity. Maybe the challenge should be what's the best meal you can make for $5 - or to make it more relevant to places with differing costs of living, how about the best meal you can make for the local price of a Big Mac?
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    $5 Meal Challenge

    I made dinner for 4 last night - lentil soup, and spinach and feta crescent rolls. All stuff I had on hand, but half a bag of lentils - $0.50, a carrot, an onion, and a stick of celery - $0.25, maybe? Big ticket item a can of Pillsbury crescent rolls - $1.25. About half a cup of thawed frozen spinach - $0.25 2 oz. feta cheese $0.75, 2 oz. cream cheese $0.50. So $3.50 for a meal which was by no means fancy but kept body and soul together, and there's still a bowl of soup and 1 crescent roll left over for me to have for lunch.
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    To the Beach!

    What's funny about this is that behind the "Wooster" sauce I think I see a bottle of what I've often heard called "Rooster" sauce - Sriracha (one brand has a picture of a rooster on the label.)
  6. Here in South Florida, I do have air conditioning but it can be crazy expensive and it freezes solid if it gets overused in high heat and humidity. Sad to say, when the heat's really killing me, the kitchen appliance I use most is the telephone, to make reservations or order delivery. (On the other hand, it's a balmy 75 out now and I just came in from the pool, so for February I'm not complaining.)
  7. I think it's a hat telling you that you've been sorted into Caffeinedor!
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    Foodblog Fanfare: Feb 23!

    Is that the one in the Bellagio in Las Vegas? I've eaten some killer pastries while looking at that fountain.
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    Taco Bell 2014 -

    I tried them. I went at 11:30 am so they needed to make them fresh. On their own, they were not bad as fast food fries go. A little thicker than McDonalds. The "nacho spice" they were sprinkled with tasted salty and sweet but not really spicy. Sort of like Lawry's Seasoned Salt. The "cheez" dipping sauce is precisely the sauce that goes on their nachos. I also tried a tray of the "supreme" fries, covered with cheez, taco meat, sour cream and tomatoes. The fries are less robust than a tortilla chip when it comes to supporting all that stuff - I was able to pick one or two off the top, but the whole thing subsided fairly quickly into an undifferentiated goo that needed to be eaten with a spork. For my preference, the best was the plain fries dipped in Fire sauce.
  10. Or like the ads that say "Made with 100 percent natural ingredients!" That's right folks, no ghostly, angelic, undead, or otherwise supernatural ingredients were used in making this product.
  11. Re: the list of medicines - I wonder what happens if you take "Epson Salt" - does it refill your paper tray?
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    KFC 2012–

    "We've secretly replaced the new product team at KFC with the editorial staff of High Times magazine. Let's see if our customers can tell the difference."
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    Wawa vs Sheetz

    We're just about 2 weeks away from the first Wawa opening in Palm Beach County. Hoagie-deprived northerners are drooling in anticipation. (Seriously, the local paper has been updating us for at least a year.) I'll have to go just to see if it lives up to the hype.
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    Avocado Recipes

    I have a huge avocado tree in my back yard, so I have lots of experience with this. My avocados are the big green Florida kind, not Haas. They are a little more watery/less fatty, and also sweeter than Haas avocados. As such, they're great for cooking, less great for guacamole or sandwiches. I like to grill slices and then cut them up in chunks for salad. Grilled avocado with grilled pineapple, dressed with lime juice and cilantro, salt and spices. Also really good as a vegetable in green curry.
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    Coca-Cola Freestyle

    No, there's no identifying information, so I'm not bothered by it. (Honestly, even if they were tracking me personally I wouldn't be too concerned about the Coca-Cola folks knowing that I like diet ginger ale.)
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