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  1. Hi, Chris!  Welcome to eG.  I'm looking forward to your posts!  When traveling is safe, we are looking forward to coming back to Philadelphia.  We've only been on one flying trip many years ago and want to do a more lengthy food tour!  We have a friend who is from there and his mom occasionally sends us a Stocks pound cake, which is the best I've ever tasted.  Can't wait to see your pasta!

  2. @Objective Foodie – gorgeous short ribs and potatoes.  I love the idea of doing short ribs à la bourguignone.


    Wednesday night – tuna salad on brioche buns:



    With some of Mr. Kim’s soup:



    Probably won’t be back until Monday.  My dad and his wife are moving back to VA from FL and are stopping by our house for a (hopefully) safely distanced visit tomorrow through Monday afternoon. 

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  3. 7 hours ago, Maison Rustique said:

    I always stop mine, take out the dough, remove the paddle and put the dough back in for baking. Much easier than digging out the paddle and leaving a big hole after it is baked.

    I've owned three machines and neither Mr. Kim nor I have ever been able to remove the paddles once they are put on.  

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  4. 15 minutes ago, Shelby said:

    It's funny you mention that @rotuts....


    So, I wasn't going to tell this story, but it does spice up my post a little bit lol.  Wednesday we needed to make a liquor store run and we decided to also go to the Asian Market.  I hadn't been since July 31 and I have quite a long list of things I need (well, want).  Apparently in all of the many years that we've been going there, we've never been on a Wednesday.  Sigh.  Pulled into the lot.  Closed on Wednesdays. 🙄  So, I got on google.  Surely in the big city there is at least one more Asian type market that has the wonderful meats and produce that this one does.  There were three others listed.....all in pretty sketchy parts of the city.  We picked one that Ronnie said "was on the edge" of the bad part of town.  Pulled in.  Tiny parking lot.  Huge tow truck taking up most of it.  Kinda weird.  I went in.  Tiny place.  They had tanks of fresh crab and lobster (19$ a piece).  Produce section not near as good, but I grabbed some basil and mint and some cabbage.  Prices were a couple dollars higher on most things, but since I was there I got some chicken feet and pork belly.  I needed to restock on chicken broth and I feel empty if I don't have pork belly in the freezer lol.  Anyway, I hurried because I just wasn't comfortable there.  I kept an eagle eye on our car and the parking lot.  I'm in line to check out when I see like 10-15 people...mostly male ..with no shirts on (it was like 45 F) grouped right in front of the door.  No masks.  A lot of yelling.  Not good.  Look to the right, there is a large man with no mask on speaking to the owner of the store and he says "I ain't towing that car until the police come.  It's full of bullet holes and blood." 😳<--- my eyes must have looked this big because the owner noticed and nudged the driver away to where I couldn't hear.   I grabbed my stuff, shoved my way through the crowd...and yep, the car door was open..full of blood and bullet holes.  I never got out of a parking lot so fast in my life lol.  News didn't say a peep about it so I have no idea what happened.


    Lesson:  Do not go to the Asian Market on Wednesdays.




    I used my gigantic IP and made a huge batch of gelatinous broth.  Feet make the best broth.


    First pot:


    Someone @weinooor @rotutsor maybe both gave me the tip to save the green parts of leeks for soups.  So I had some in the freezer.  Good tip!






    The cooked feet we will put out for the outside cats tonight.


    Next pot is cooling as we speak (wish I had some of @rotutssnow to put it in).

    Good Googa Mooga, girl!  Your story reminds me of a trip from IN to VA that we made probably 30+ years ago.  We lived in IN and were coming home to VA for a visit.  We stopped in Wheeling WV for dinner at a Wendy's (to keep this food oriented).  This is, of course, in the days prior to the internet, cell phones, or even GPS and we basically depended on road side signs for places to eat.  We found the Wendy's in a downtown area - an island of light and busy in a sea of dark, closed businesses.  Jessica was little and antsy with all the sitting and being cooped up, so after eating, we wandered down the block a bit to stretch our legs.  We started noticing a line of these little holes about head level in the plate glass windows we were passing (keep in mind that we both grew up in the suburbs).  Suddenly, Mr. Kim swoops down and picks up Jessica and says, "let's go" and begins to speed walk back to the car.  We both realized at the same time that those were bullet holes, likely from drive-by shootings.  I'm sure the kids at Wendy's thought we were complete idiots taking an evening stroll.  🙄😄

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  5. 1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

    Susan Katherine Simovich of 31 Croft Road, Lake Hopatcong passed away on 15 January 2021 at Saint Claire’s Hospital in Dover, NJ at the age of 66.  Born in the Village of Greenport NY, she grew up &spent her early years on Shelter Island.  Susan was the daughter of Esther Helen Wilcox Quadros& John Simovich.  She is survived by her husband John Reed of Lake Hopatcong, NJ, a sister Esther Anne Quadros of Shelter Island, NY& several distant cousins. Susan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from SUNY College in Fredonia, NY& a Masters Degree in Library Science from SUNY Albany.  She worked as a Reference Librarian& Audio-Visual Department Supervisor at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, NY; the Public Library in Texarkana &several Libraries in New Jersey including Jefferson Township Public Library in Oak Ridge & Sparta Public Library in Sparta.  Susan enjoyed cooking, especially trying new recipes, Bird &Hawkwatching, road trips with her husband & time at her Condo in Wildwood Crest NJ.  She will be greatly missed by her husband, pampered cats, neighbors & her friends in upstate NY & on social media.  She will be remembered for her generosity of time & spirit & her wicked intellect & sense of humor.  Susan was a beautiful soul who was always helping anyone she encountered including friends, neighbors, her library patrons & even complete strangers.Susan did not want any formal services. She asked that a small group of family & friends scatter her ashes at an undisclosed area in the Hudson Valley of New York.  Donations in her name can be sent to SUNY College in Fredonia, The Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) or Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, Pennsylvania.

    Thank you so much for posting this, Kerry!  What a wonderful memorial for Suzy.  Whoever wrote that obviously knew and loved her well.  

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  6. @rotuts – your breakfast reminds me of some lasagna soup I make and reminds me that I want to have it again soon!  You’ve also reminded me that I need to transfer a bit of my new bottle of EVOO into a squeeze bottle and refrigerate the rest.


    @AlaMoi – I’m madly in love with Nicco.  I would share all my breakfasts with him.


    I made a batch of the fruit drop scones that @blue_dolphin introduced:


    Thank you, ma'am!  I used blueberries.  I’d love to try them with black currants, but they are impossible to find here even though they are technically not banned anymore.  They would also be perfect with the tiny little wild blueberries.  I need to get a jar of clotted cream for next time.  Served with maple syrup and sausage:


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  7. @Eatmywords – lovely looking almond cookies!


    @Shelby – my left shoulder is damp from Mr. Kim leaning over me and drooling at your muffuletta!  When we went to NOLA, that was the one place that he requested we go.  He’d been there for a business trip and fallen in love with them.   


    Dinner last night – salads to start:



    Aldi Red Bag Chicken fillets on brioche buns with long grain and wild rice and applesauce:


    These are frozen fully cooked boneless breast cutlets.  They are decent for when we want a chicken sandwich without going out or making a mess.  

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  8. On 2/20/2021 at 7:26 PM, kayb said:

    That's the range mine are in. Don't know why the dang things don't rise.


    I've had the same issue a lot (this is why there is a blue bag full of things in my freezer that do NOT belong in the home of a GRITS).  The best ones I've made are the ones where I patted out the dough (by hand) and folded it over itself.  


    This morning:


    Toasted bread machine bread and IP egg.  

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  9. @CantCookStillTry – Happy Birthday to your son!  Cheesy bread looks like something I need in my life.  What does it involve?  Your husband’s smoked meat looks fantastic.  And I’m with you on hating the prep for DIY tacos.  In fact, I detest prepping for any dish that needs a pile of “fixings” – tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.  I love the foods themselves, but find the prep tedious.  Also, your pies are full-stop gorgeous and I’d love to have one in front of me right now!


    TicTak – Happy birthday to your son, too!  And welcome to the wonderful addition to your family.


    Liams – your chicken piccata looks lovely.  Great color on the chicken!  And the bratwurst meal was absolute perfection. 


    Mr. Kim made really good chicken noodle soup Sunday night:


    He used one of my least favorite pasta shapes and I still loved it!  We also had some of the bread machine bread that I made:



    I even made cocktails:


    Not lime Kool-Aid, but Midori, Triple Sec, Elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice.  Pretty tasty.


    Mr. Kim’s mom sent some lasagna over to us last night:


    Unfortunately, it was infected with some kind of fungus, so only Mr. Kim ate it😁.  I  had some beanie-weenie:


    Which I should have added some broth to.  While tasty, it was very dry.

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  10. @Chris Hennes – your croissants are absolutely gorgeous and make me wish I’d devoted some of my recent unlimited free time to trying to learn how to do laminated dough instead of whatever the hell I’ve been doing instead😁! 


    I made a couple of loaves of banana bread and sent one out to my in laws with Mr. Kim on Saturday.  And now my husband and I are isolating from each other because no one out there can be bothered to be safe.  Sorry – I walk around seething when he has to go out there for that very reason.  Sometimes it overflows🙄.  Our loaf:




    I used my easiest recipe (one that uses oil rather than butter) and added my candied pecans from Christmas, but I don’t think I’ll bother with those pecans again.  The sugar/cinnamon coating just gets lost in the sweet, cinnamon bread.  I think plain, roasted nuts are fine. 

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  11. @blue_dolphin – aren’t you the clever girl?




    Ham and Swiss on grocery store rye.


    We we were out grocery shopping on Sunday and stopped at a nearby pizza/sandwich place for take out.  I think we may have found our new Slice-for-each-of-us-and-share-a-sandwich place.  We’ll have to try out their meatball subs and cheese steaks to make sure, though.  I had a chicken hoagie:



    Mr. Kim had a slice:





    Redneck nachos – chips, canned chili, and Velveeta.  Heated in the microwave. 🤣

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  12. 2 minutes ago, Eatmywords said:

    Any mention takes me to the Faces of Death scene where they put a small monkey inside the middle of customized table with only it's head sticking out.  Everyone gets a hammer and well, fresh monkey brains for all.  Still haunted.  🙈

    I never saw it, but have been haunted by it nevertheless.  

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  13. We have loved both episodes.  Love Stanley Tucci and appreciate his joy in what he's eating and who he's meeting.  It's funny how much I'm noticing all the touching that people do - I wonder if I'd have noticed it so much prior to the pandemic?


    And while I appreciate what Tony brought to the world and miss his contributions, I have to say that Tucci suits my disposition better than Bourdain's too-cool-for-school attitude and occasional dick-fencing did.  

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  14. @patti – great looking BBQ shrimp.  That is one of our favorite meals.  I just checked and I haven’t made it in over two years.  I have two different recipes that I’ve used over the years.  I have some shrimp in the freezer and I’m going to try your recipe soon.  Thanks for posting it. 


    @CantCookStillTry – I love the look of your roasted potatoes.  Share your method?  And no need for explanation.  I’ve done the same thing with Bisto and frozen fries!


    More red meat.  I need some!


    @LenoraCR – my sister!  So nice to meet another person who cannot tolerate spicy food. 



    Dinner was dogs, tots, and beans:



    Mr. Kim’s plate:


    With a salsa dog and a chili/cheese dog.  Also a mixed green salad with a goat cheese and blackberry vinaigrette:


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  15. 18 hours ago, CantCookStillTry said:

    @SmithySorry I meant - I caught myself "liking" a bunch of peoples posts on your thread that were months old. Which would have meant people waking up to 20 notifications of CCST liked your post. Like Spam mail. Sorry for confusion. 

    I have done that so many times.  "Liked" some post from back in 2008.  I'm sure people thought I'd lost it.  😄

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