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Kim Shook

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  1. 1 minute ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:


    Thanks, I don't think you misunderstood the question.  However last night I got very good results, I thought, deep frying bare naked chicken.  I may try coating some to see if I like it better.


    Wow.  That's intriguing to me.  I've always felt that the coating was protective as much as anything.  I looked at your picture and that thigh looks great.  Also, now that I think about it, lots of places don't batter or even flour their wings.  Hmmmmm.  I'll have to try this out.  Coating can be a mess and time consuming - I might find myself frying nekkid chicken fairly often!  I'm glad you asked the question!

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  2. 3 hours ago, BeeZee said:

    I pulled a crown off couple of months ago eating red Swedish fish. It was loose, apparently. I have prominent tori (those bony parts which stick into the recessed area under the tongue) and although my dentist is a woman with fairly small hands, I often wind up swollen and bruised (visible on the outside) after having any crown repairs. I'm also resistant to Novicaine (as is my Dad) so I get a LOT of shots, which doesn't help the bruising issue. The only thing I eat after is yogurt, anything too liquid tends to dribble out of my mouth.

    I am also someone difficult to numb - my dentist jokes that he goes to lunch after numbing me and I'm finally done when he gets back.  Takes forever to wear off, too.  I got lucky - when I called this morning my crown had come in and they had an opening on Wednesday.  I have the crown repair on one side and a couple of fillings on the other, so my entire mouth, lips, cheeks, etc. will be numb.  I hope no one needs to talk with me that entire day. 😁

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  3. 53 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

    I've been playing with fried chicken.  It seems that traditionally fried chicken involves batter or breading in some way, shape, or form.  What is the reason for this?


    Flavor and crunch enhancement.  Also, any bare flesh (there's always some) would get seriously tough immersed in boiling oil.  Or have I misunderstood your question?  

  4. 21 hours ago, liuzhou said:

    Lunch yesterday in a small village in the countryside south of Liuzhou. Typical Zhuang ethnic minority cuisine. Unfortunately, the lazy Susan  was lazier than usual and wouldn't turn, so I had to shoot some of the dishes from afar! Everything was grown, raised or foraged in the village.



    The Spread


    Fried River Shrimp



    Braised Duck


    Pork Bone and Winter Melon Soup



    Mixed Pickled Vegetable



    Foulness Emanating from the Pits of Hell



    Poached Chicken



    Green Beans with Pork


    Rehydrated Dried Tofu, Glass Noodles and Wood-ear Fungus



    Fried Rice Paddy Fish with Chilli - My Favourite.


    for a bit of background to this meal, see here.



    I want to be able to punch both the "like" and the "haha" buttons!

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  5. On 8/16/2019 at 7:53 PM, Toliver said:

    BK is attempting to broaden their breakfast offerings with three "waffle sandwiches" that come with either ham, bacon or sausage.

    Here's what they look like:

    "Three New Maple Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches Are Officially on Burger King's Breakfast Menu"

    There's a 2nd photo of the sandwiches in the article which also illustrates why I don't eat breakfast at BK. Look at the egg in the sandwiches. It's like they get sheets of eggs that they cut up to fit the sandwiches. Those sheets of eggs don't communicate "just made fresh" to me. Maybe they get powdered eggs. I don't know. They just don't look appetizing,IMHO.

    Those eggs give me the gagging shivers.  Ewww.

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  6. Growing up, we had a place on Chincoteague Island and driving from Northern VA to the island we passed through MD – and dozens of farm stands.  My mom would stop and buy enough Silver Queen and tomatoes for the weekend.  Sometimes our meals would be just that – corn and tomatoes.  The only condiments being butter, Miracle Whip, salt and pepper.  Can’t ever find Silver Queen corn anymore, but that was my favorite. 


    My mom always boiled corn, but now I do it one of two ways – if I’m just doing a few ears, I use the microwave method of cooking for a few minutes, cutting off the end and shaking the ear out of the husk.  If I’m doing a large amount, I do the cooler method – husk the corn, put it in a cooler and cover with boiling water. 


    My favorite ways of serving having corn (other than dripping with butter, sea salt, and pepper) are Maggie's Shrimp w/ Corn & Basil:



    Fresh Corn Chowder with paprika oil:



    And the way it is served at our favorite central American restaurant – Al Carbon in Charlottesville VA – mayo, cotija, chili powder, and lime:


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  7. Well, I'm not really sure these qualify since I made them with a box of leftover Anne's Flat Dumplings that I found in the freezer:


    But they were good!  Just brushed with oil, docked, and sprinkled with Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning.

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  8. @Toliver – thank you for sharing your taco salad memory!  When they started turning up everywhere in the 1980’s, I was shocked - I really thought my roommate had invented them!


    @Owtahear – that salmon looks so good.  I really need to cook more fish!


    @Ann_T– I get a craving for mashed potatoes and gravy a couple of times a week.  But somehow it never turns up in my kitchen☹️.  Such a gorgeous meal!


    Yesterday was Mr. Kim’s birthday.  Jessica offered to make Mike his dinner.  He requested spaghetti, apologizing for being boring.  Well, she did it, but it was NOT boring!  She did a roasted Roma tomato marinara.  Tomatoes:





    The flavor of this sauce was fantastic.  Really deep and rich.


    She also did a buffet of different toppings so everyone could choose what they liked, including Sausage Craft (a local, amazing artisanal sausage maker) Italian sausage, Parmesan, and sautéed mushrooms:








    Greek salad:



    Garlic/Mozzarella bread:


    This was so gooey and garlic-y!  Delicious.  Five of us almost finished an entire loaf of this. 


    I made dessert.  He wanted a lemon icebox pie:


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  9. It was Mr. Kim's BD yesterday and he requested Lemon Icebox Pie.  I just saw it made on Pioneer Woman, so I gave that recipe a try.  Pie and slice:




    It was very good - light, refreshing, and really tasty -  but we all agreed that there was too much whipped cream to lemon filling.  I’ll adjust that next time.  Also, I’ll add just one drop of yellow food coloring to the lemon filling – it was so pale that you couldn’t see where it ended and the whipped cream began. 

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  10. 37 minutes ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

    This dog was a piece of work.    Old English sheepdog.     Again, years ago, DH was out of town for the weekend.   Parents of our son's hippy nursery school friend invited me to join them camping on an island on the Sacramento River.     Sure.   Okay!     Load kid and dog into VW van and we head up to the delta.    All fine until middle of the night when son, dog and i are all bedded down in the van.    Dog starts scratching door to get out.     So I, in DH's too-big knee length pjs get out of the van into the howling Delta wind.    Dog is suddenly energized.    Takes off across the beach grass a 30 mph with me loping after, clutching at pj bottoms.   I am screaming at the top of my lungs for him to stop, but the wind devours my words.    Not that he'd have obeyed had he heard me.    He finally stops to do what he originally wanted out for, and i was able to grab his collar and drag him back to the van.   

    The couple wanted us to stay another night but that was not going to happen.     Van camping was losing its luster for me.

    He wanted to go home.  To a HOUSE.  Still with the dog. 😁

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  11. 2 hours ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

    Many years back we met friends to camp on a small river.    No vehicle or tent.    Our city dog had never been camping.    DH set up s cot for me, which the dog immediately appropriated.     I retook it.    DH cleared an area of rocks and set up an air mattress for himself and lay out the dog's quilt.    Crawled into his sleeping bag.    Dog stood on the quilt for a few minutes, then started that dog action of kicking small rocks backward with his hind feet...into DH's bed.   Finally got him settle down.


    Friends were camped 25 yards away.   in the middle of the night, dog was sure he heard a bear, actually snoring.    Snore, bark, snore, bark snore....    i can't remember which stopped first.   in the morning, DH chided friend husband about his snoring.    Guy snorted and tattled that it was his wife.   


    As I remember, that was a long weekend.      Dog never did take to camping.

    I'm with the dog.

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  12. 1 hour ago, Shelby said:

    Yeah you may be right.  Glazed ham isn't a super favorite of mine, but if I see a can of this, I will take one for the team.

    You are a hero.  That has the possibility of being worse than my BK taco.

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  13. I don't drink Pepsi or Coke anymore - gone off of it since I had a gastric bypass, but when I did, I preferred Pepsi.  It tasted less sweet to me.  I didn't want any flavors adulterating it, though - no cherry or vanilla and certainly no cinnamon!  Now, even though I shouldn't, I drink Mt. Dew.  (Answering for @Shelby, too 😁).  

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  14. I did search and all of the threads seem to be really old.  Mr. Kim and a friend are headed to Pittsburgh this weekend to attend a Steelers preseason game.  They will need dinner Friday night, breakfast, lunch and a quick dinner perhaps on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.  Mr. Kim likes everything, but his friend is really more of a meat and potatoes guy.  He likes American versions of Mexican and Italian and that's about it.  The last time they went, they tried Primanti's and didn't care for it.  Any suggestions would be wonderful. Thanks so much!

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