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Kim Shook

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  1. Worst Halloween candy

    I like almost everything that everyone else hates, except for Circus Peanuts. And anything banana flavored. Yuck.
  2. Restaurant pet peeves

    I remember being at a Fridays once for a lunch with co-workers. We were refused lemon in our water because "we could have used the sugar on the table to make free lemonade".
  3. Yep, I'm a Duke's girl. May be habit as much as anything - it was what my grandmother always used. I actually grew up on Miracle Whip and there are still some recipes that I use it in. But I don't care for the sweetness of it with most stuff. I love homemade mayo, but use so little of it and hate to throw it away. I'll make my own when I know I'll be using a lot.
  4. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    @robirdstx – thank you for the directions. I’ll be trying those soon! @Captain – those crusty spuds look fantastic! Exactly like I like them. Would you share the method? Mr. Kim got a recommendation from a co-worker for this soup: It is Creamy Garlic Mushroom Soup. He and Jessica loved it. I am not a mushroom eater. Very inexpensive and easy to make. He only needed a little help. Steak night. Mr. Kim’s plate: Steak, roasted beets w/ sherry vinegar, roasted Brussel sprouts and sweet potato. Mine with baked potato and NO beets:
  5. Breakfast! 2017 (Part 2)

    @Captain – I LOVE sardines. Not sure I could face them for breakfast, but certainly by brunch time. My family shares your household’s distain for them, though. Because I am kind, I do my sardine and smoked oyster eating when they are absent. We managed to get by my very favorite Richmond bakery yesterday morning. Sub Rosa does wood fired baking and stone milling and makes the most amazing pastries and breads in our area. I snagged a Pain au Chocolat and a croissant: Delicious, as always, and I love how dark their wood fired oven gets the pastries.
  6. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    @robirdstx – the chicken breast in your salad looks so perfect! Would you mind explaining your technique? Mine never turn out that well.
  7. My MIL is cleaning out her cookbook collection and, of course, gave me 1st refusal of her discards. I chose these: I already have some that she gave me, but you can never have too many of this series. They were published in the early 1960's and are one of the main sources of James Lileks' funny blog and books. The more creative recipe are really hilarious. I grew up in the 1960's and my parents entertained a LOT and my mom never cooked like this. No one I knew cooked like this.
  8. My recipe collection online

    Wonderful, @shain! I've bookmarked it. Thank you for sharing it with us.
  9. Like Andie, I come in on the side of raisins. In fact, I like most dried fruits and have to watch myself with them as I can, without thinking, end up eating what amounts to a bushel of fruit and suffer the results!
  10. New Lays Potato Chip Flavors

    I find all the flavored chips to be wonderful diet aids. I don't really care for most of them that I've tried, but even with the ones that I liked, I never found myself eating half a bag without thinking about it like I can with a bag of plain old salt Utz!
  11. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2017)

    LOL! This could be Mr. Kim talking. He dutifully packs leftovers every single day for his lunch. As I scan the fridge for lunch, my eyes go right over any leftovers without registering them.
  12. Dessert for my FIL’s BD celebration on Sunday: Michael Ruhlman’s Angel Food cake. And since it takes 10 egg whites to make the cake, I made 2 batches of lemon curd:
  13. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    @BeatriceB – when you wonder if your meal is “good enough” to post, please look back at my post on 9/28. If I can post that boring looking, blah tasting meal, you can post ANYTHING! A few nights ago - Marinated London Broil and squash: This is an old, old recipe that my MIL and SIL and I used to make and we had all forgotten about it. The meat is marinated with oil, Dijon, soy sauce, lemon juice, onions, garlic, Worcestershire and black pepper. It is still SO good! On Sunday, we had family over to celebrate my FIL and niece’s BDs. We started with Evergreen Avocado Dip w/ tortilla chips: I got this recipe almost 10 years ago from @Toasted (who last posted in 2012). We really like it and you make it ahead of time – no browning! And Hot Bacon & Swiss Dip w/ Ritz crackers: Apple Cider-Glazed Pork Tenderloin w/ a cider jus: @Marlene's Smashed potatoes: Sautéed Snow Peas: Which got a little overdone. Red cabbage: My SIL made a spinach, dried cranberry, smoked Gouda, and apple salad with poppyseed dressing and my MIL made orange glazed carrots (not pictured).
  14. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Yup - that was good. A ciabatta that friends brought us from an Italian bakery at the Outer Banks. Since I don't eat squash, my plate included a small cucumber. That was good, too!
  15. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Well this sucked: Leftover Cheese Noodles, squash and onions, and chicken casserole from the freezer. Mike said the squash was good, but neither the noodles nor the casserole survived well. Bland, beige and boring.