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    Camping, Princess Style

    still NO tater tots....NO hot dish. I am a purist😁
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    Camping, Princess Style

    I don't see any tots so NOT hot dish.
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    Breakfast! 2018

    A reprise from a snack last night - Pepperidge Farm cranberry swirl bread, a smear of Miracle Whip with a sprinkle of celery salt on one side, cranberry sauce on the other and some thinly sliced turkey. Don't know why but it hits all my taste buttons.
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    eG Cook-Off 76: Consider the Schnitzel

    Why hadn't I tried this before? Pounded some chicken breasts thin then a simple coating of herb crusted panko. About 2 minutes per side then into a low oven while finishing the others. Served with some homemade applesauce, potato pancakes and a sauerkraut/red cabbage mixture.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    The mushrooms are killing me. I love them but they were NOT loving me back late last week. And my favorite soup is Bourdain's from Les Halles. John just got back from a cruise he took his sister on and is resting. He said several days he ate a fish burger and that was it as the on board buffet wasn't open and he hates with a passion being told he has to eat a certain time and at a certain table. Just finishing up the Bebop chicken chili from JJ Johnson's Between Harlem and Heaven. It kinda reminds me of Skyline chili as it has a sweetish side to it. I'm making some jasmine or basmati rice and some plain noodles he can put it on...since it isn't carb heavy for him. I'm thinking teas and some plain rice.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I have the lingonberry sauce to go with those!
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    2018 Holiday Cooking and Baking

    My friend, Joyce, is firing up the upstairs freezer at her house as she begins cookie baking for the holidays. She makes some 15 or so types. Before she died I got told "Soko, roll the dough thinner" by her mom,Connie while making crispadelle. I don't have the whatever to bake cookies properly......
  8. OK woman......I'm still getting tired of this cold but the hubs wants to stay near his family in the Hudson Valley....


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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It has turned a bit cool after Michael hit us the last few days. Not for tonight but for tomorrow or Monday.... have had a piece of beef in the fridge for 3 days to make sauerbraten. I'm making it with vegetable potato pancakes, red cabbage and applesauce(after all it IS apple time here in NW NJ). Thursday I tried a Taste of Home recipe for BBQ meatloaf muffins which worked OK but I will tweak it a bit. Mashed potatoes and honey oiled carrots and peas. I have a roasted chicken breast leftover but I think I will do breakfast for dinner … corned beef hash, hard scrambled eggs(don't judge - it's a texture thing for me) and some smashed tater tots. My comfort food. I do believe I will use that chicken breast to make some mu shu for dinner tomorrow. soooooooo……. I am having a hard time NOT slurping down the sauce from the sauerbraten...
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    getting ready to reheat some mashed potatoes, honey and oil carrots and peas and a mini meatloaf. Decided to try a Taste of Home recipe for bbq meatloaf muffins. Way easy and not bad at all. Will use it again but with a few modifications(NOTE TO SELF: spray the pan despite what the recipe says).
  11. WOW!!! When we do our next trip will have to have John check it out...
  12. Host's note: this topic has grown too large for our servers to handle efficiently, so it's been divided into segments. The previous, first segment is here: What food-related book are you reading? (2004 - 2015). Somewhere .... here I think, though I can't find it ... someone asked me about books that I had read and enjoyed that dealt more with food history.....I promised to get back but can't find the link. Hopefully they will recognize my name and request or someone else will pick up on some of these titles/autho We are what we eat: Ethnic food and the making of America Gabaccia, Donna. Thank goodness I had this book on the cruise. Read well and was fascinating. A drizzle of history: The lives and recipes of Spain's secret Jews Gitlitz, David. One of my favorite books on the conversos and has some great recipes. Harris, Jessica. I read anything she writes and enjoy her writing and research skills. Climbing the Mango Tree Jaffrey, Madhur. Great memoir. Gran Cocina Latina: The food of Latin America Presilla, Maricel. Phenomenal research, writing and connecting the new and old worlds. Pomp and sustenance: Twenty-fie centuries of Sicilian food Simeti, Mary Taylor. Started reading at a friends house; not done with it yet but ties a lot of the history of Europe and the Mideast together.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @Ann_T NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Cubes of a sharp cheddar cheese and that is what's for BREAKFAST!!!
  14. Make with Spanish Rice-a-Roni? Need some more supplies? 😁
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    Cheese (2008– )

    In the drawer this week is a piece of caciocavallo siciliano the folks I was housesitting for got by EWR customs and a Rogue smoky blue.
  16. nope...… Step away from the dip...…...😜
  17. the food pictures are OK but THIS is the best picture EVER!!!!! I am in love - sorry Sinder and Smudge. Though a pure bred reminds me of my shepherd/lab mix, Sarge. Is there someplace you can submit it? Garden and Gun? Maybe they would take an article with pictures or a blog about the hunting?
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    got a little cool here yesterday so decided to use up some ham steak from the Western omelet I made for breakfast the day before so it was split pea soup and for me … toasted cheese sandwich and for Johnnybird some scrambled eggs to go with it.
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    I WAS planning on taking myself out to Smashburger but Johnnybird didn't go up last night to get in place for camping. He is still so distraught about his brother's suicide that I'm lucky if he gets out of bed...but that is another topic. Minced up somepulled pork from the Celebration of Mike's Life, added a bit of sauce, slapped it on some white bread with some Mr. Ron's coleslaw from Acme and wolfed it down . Hit the spot.
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    Celiac Disease

    Johnnybird has been tested many times for Celiac. He doesn't have that as such but works better on a gluten free diet as he has several markers that make him gluten intolerant and has suffered for years with IBS - D. He also is lactose intolerant which I have worked with for decades. . I have worked in a bakery/ breakfast lunch place that was GF because the owner's daughter had been diagnosed with celiac. We were SCRUPULOUS about keeping all work surfaces/tools/etc separated. As the dish washer I also had two different 3 sink set-ups for GF and regular tools. Since we started eating gluten free it has been better. Hang in there....DO get professional nutritional help.....
  21. welcome, TN. can't wait to hear more of your adventures. Been to your hometown twice but at that time was more interested in the history of the area than the food though we did eat at the tourist food destinations - Arnaud's and Brennan's. I admire your commitment to working with those who need more help....
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    ...and you can buy individual slices of Spam for about .88 USD.
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Eh, you're from Canada where bologna is the breakfast meat of choice - as I learned!😀
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Nah....if I had bison(or venison) I would make Frito Pie......
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    I have all the makings of the ever present Texas dip - Velveeta, Rotel and hot sauce(Cholula chili lime in my case) and bought me some corn chips. I eat this maybe once a year.