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Kim Shook

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  1. 17 hours ago, CantCookStillTry said:

    First time I tried 'make ahead' hard Tacos. Usually its an assemble your self deal with a huge amount of dishes on the table for 2.5 people. Which results in a long bout of me stacking the dishwasher followed by a longer bout of my husband restacking it the right way and a lot of muttering. The slight loss of crispy was worth it in my opinion. 


    I Prestuffed with the cheese, refried beans and chicken mix and baked for 20 mins. Toppings were add your own. Pictured are Master 6s. 




    There are a few so=called  "easy" meals that are, to me, a giant PITA.  Tacos are one and hamburgers and hot dogs are the other.  Not because anything is difficult, but because of all of the go-withs.  My family is unable to eat any of these things without a gazillion condiments, toppings, etc.  

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  2. @Ann_T – thanks for adding the note about the sauce.  It just sounds perfect to me and something that we would love!


    @robirdstx – that steak and snow peas look so good!  I got a wild urge today for a beef/snow pea/bean sprout/water chestnut stir fry.  But I made 97 gallons of stew, so I guess my stir fry will have to wait. 


    Sometimes when he is judging a BBQ competition, Mr. Kim is allowed to bring home leftovers.  Today I used some of them (brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and chicken) to make Brunswick Stew:


    Perfect comfort food for sick folk. 


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  3. 3 minutes ago, demiglace said:

    The food looks great! Making lunch for the homeless is awesome and I'm sure really appreciated.  

    Our church does this once a month and there are a couple of different groups that do it.  When we drop it off, folks are always appreciative.  We make sure to tell them that we appreciate what THEY are doing and the service that they provide.  And, believe me - the irony is not lost on me:  we spend all morning making PB& J's or bologna sandwiches and end up eating some amazing, unusual lunch.  

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  4. After helping to make and delivering 100 lunches to a few homeless shelters in the city today, Mr. Kim took me to lunch at Salt and Forge, one of our favorite local restaurants.  Impeccably produced sandwiches, salads, and breakfast items - everything is either house made or locally sourced.  I started out with the BLT with Hanover tomatoes and pimento cheese:


    Which immediately became Mr. Kim's because the pimento cheese was very spicy.  I was sorry for that, because it was otherwise delicious.  Luckily, Mr. Kim was willing to share.  He'd chosen the Cubano on a brioche bun:


    It was incredibly good.  A really well balanced sandwich.  The pork was the star, though.  It came with a side of gazpacho - very, very good and not overwhelmed with bell pepper flavor.  

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  5. Oh, dear Lord, @Ann_T!  That duck, that sauce, that cabbage, those potatoes.  I am not a well woman and I nearly fainted at the sight of that deliciousness.  What an incredible way to cook duck.  I really want to do that.  Would you please steer me towards the sauce recipe?


    We are still sick (I am at that point where you start to think that this is just how you are going to feel for the rest of your life - "Oh, well - I'm 60 now, I guess this is as good as it gets" 😉), so was comfort food tonight- breakfast for dinner:


    Benton's bacon, ham, and blueberry pancakes with the berries that Mr. Kim picked on our day trip to Crozet VA a couple of weekends ago.  Also, we found these in the shed freezer:


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  6. Post-doctor appt lunch at the pharmacy (reminded me of the same kind of lunch counter lunches with my mom when I was a kid).  I had breakfast:


    nice hashbrowns, properly toasted rye, and OM eggs.  All good and it wasn't until I was full that I realized they'd forgotten my bacon.  ☹️  Mr. Kim had a lovely club:


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  7. Mr. Kim went ahead and ordered the refurb.  He thought I'd decided on that definitely.  Sigh.  Anyway - do I unpack it and try it out and then try to put it all back in the box?  I hate to tuck it away in the attic and try it out in a year and find it doesn't work.  Jeez, this is all so stressful.  I honestly had less agita buying a $600 stove!  😉

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  8. 1 hour ago, JeanneCake said:

    so what exactly is SPAM?  I've never had it and I'm not going to the grocery store in the next few days.

    Where do you find it in the grocery store?  (I once searched for a solid 10 minutes in the *refrigerated* dairy for Velveeta for that Rotel dip for a Superbowl party before admitting defeat and asking a clerk and feeling chagrined when he pointed to the endcap where it was stacked.  At room temp! 😲)



    In my stores Spam is with the canned meat - including tuna, chili, hash, etc.  


    I lost track of my mystery Spam (is that redundant?) that someone mailed to me.  I unearthed it yesterday and it will be featured in a breakfast next week (when Mr. Kim goes back to work).  

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  9. 1 hour ago, Anna N said:

    "Some sources say it was created by Fraser Scrutton at the exclusive Union Club of New York City, which contained an early recipe to a Union Club sandwich, made up of “two toasted pieces of Graham bread, with a layer of turkey or chicken and ham between them, served warm.” Of course, that culinary tweak carries to this day; a club sandwich doesn’t necessarily have to have chicken as the primary ingredient."

  10. 3 hours ago, gfweb said:

    All of this club quibbling is related to a major peeve of mine. Dishes with established names...eg a Reuben...should be made according to spec. Don’t call a turkey sandwich on whole wheat with cole slaw and Swiss a Reuben of any sort.  Don’t make veal saltimbocca with a brown sauce. Etc. 

    In Richmond VA a sandwich like that (Reuben-like with turkey) is called a "Rachel".  Don't know where that comes from or where else it is used, but everyone here knows what it means and I never saw it anywhere else before I moved to Richmond for college (1978).

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  11. It is not at all unusual in the southern US to find really good food.  I've heard reports of really excellent tamales in Mississippi and I've eaten great fried chicken, cheeseburgers and BBQ myself.  And on our trip to England, we had some surprisingly good sandwiches at a gas station (see here).

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  12. 31 minutes ago, TdeV said:


    This looks lovely! Recipe? (eGullet search did not help).


    Earlier this year I was really really sick with "flu" which lasted for 45 days (during which time it morphed from "flu" to something in my lungs). Drugs didn't help much. Eventually it went away. As it turns out, even one of my doctors got it!


    Here you go!

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  13. 1 hour ago, robirdstx said:



    Yogurt topped with fruit (on the patio)


    As reported in the Dinner thread, I have been sick with some kind of mystery respiratory ailment for about a month now.  I would give a lot if someone would bring this exact thing to my house every day.  😁


    Not eating much, but yesterday was craving a fried egg - with some toasted black Russian bread:


    and a lovely eat over the sink plum.  


    Today was a white bread and PB foldover.  Hey, you do what you can do, right? 😉

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  14. On 7/16/2019 at 8:54 AM, Shelby said:




    @Shelby– I keep meaning to tell you that I also have this dish!  Was it your grandma’s?  Mine was. 


    @liamsaunt – everything you cook looks delicious and lovely, but that Persian rice is simply incredible!


    So, I’ve been sick with some mystery ailment for about a month.  Three different medications, chest xrays, breathing treatments, etc.  Basically I am coughing my head off, running a low grade fever, and have no energy.  Not cooking much.  Not really even eating much.  A few recent lazy meals - rotisserie chicken:



    With salad bar salad and corn (the only thing I cooked – and that in the microwave):





    Mr. Kim was out one evening at a poker game, so I boiled some pasta and dumped cold sauce from the fridge on it:


    And toasted some of that frozen garlic bread he got the other night! 


    Mr. Kim took shrimp to his poker game – leftovers for my dinner the next night:



    Last night was @maggiethecat's Shrimp & Corn w/ Basil:


    This is one of the few dishes that I make over and over again.  It is our official summer meal.


    Salad and marinated cucumbers:





    Black Russian bread:





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  15. 11 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:


    I thought typical grocery store pasta in the US was already cut in half.  I remember grocery store spaghetti being much longer than it is now, sold folded in half.  Quite seriously.


    You are probably right.  I don't ever remember US brands being longer, but when I buy imported pasta, it is often folded in half.  Honestly, that stuff is always going to be broken in my house.  One twirl of that is enough to fill an entire fork!  😉

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  16. 6 hours ago, weinoo said:

    I offer that it contains neither, but sliced chicken (or turkey, if you must), bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, on toasted, good quality white bread.


    This sounds like a lovely and delicious chicken BLT.  For those who like avocado, that might be a nice addition, too.  But it isn't a club sandwich in my world.  

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