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  1. IowaDee

    Grocery Shopping

    The bag 'o eggs reminded me of shopping for beer in Mazatlan, Mexico. Instead of a 6 pack , you got six bottles in a net. What a lot of clanking that made as you carried one in each hand up the steps to board the bus. Every passenger knew exactly what you had......We were very happy when a small market opened across from the condo and we could scurry across the street with our nets of Dos XX's.
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    Cheese Fondue

    I received a chafing dish as a wedding gift. I was all of 18 years old and didn't have a clue what a "chafe" was or why one needed a special pan for it. Chafing was something that happened when I wore a shirt that had too much starch in the collar. I finally figured the pan made a passable fondue pot and put it to use for that. I re-gifted it at the first opportunity and now kind of wish I had it back.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Ooh, a world without key lime pie makes me sad. I understand the confusion and by the way, I have been called a "meaningless character" a time or two. But thanks for clearing that up.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    So how can one tell the difference between limes and lemons if both are green? I have seen limes as large as lemons but the lemons were yellow making it easy to tell them apart.
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    Secrets of the Butcher

    Have a farmer near here that raises Galloways. Locals just call them Oreos. We raised Charolais years ago. I am convinced they are the breed behind the Cow jumped over the moon rhyme. They can clear a six foot gate from a standing start. And they actually glow in moonlight. .eerie beasts. Angus are the breed of choice in this area now. As far as the milking breeds Holsteins rule the milking parlor. The bulls have among the worst reputations of any breed among locals. Many of the Amish farmers are getting out of the dairy cattle business and buying dairy goats. The demand for milk has really gone up. Part of this is due to the popularity of goat cheese and goat milk yogurt. And the expenses of raising goats vs cattle is a lot. Sorry I tend to wander off subject in the blink of an eye. 'Rereading this, it sounds like I meant it is more expensive to raise goats than cattle. Nope, just the opposite.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Knowing the wonderful meals that await him, he probably healed at warp speed. So glad your story had a happy ending and I look forward to reading about many more amazing meals. There hasn't been a breakfast you have posted that hadn't made my mouth water!
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    Breakfast! 2018

    That looks delicious. I really enjoy seeing all your different chopstick rests too. You have such a cute collection of critters! So far, the panda one is my favorite!
  8. It also helps to prevent forest fires from breaking out in the pan or so I've heard.😉
  9. Throwing away the leftover Halloween candy one year and a penny went along for the ride in the disposal. Made the cutest little copper ball! Even so, once was more than enough.
  10. I so second that nomination! I love that man,
  11. And Bacon, gotta have a bacon scented candle too.
  12. The cover of that book is perfect. Name me one person who could possibly resist going through that door! You just have to see and taste what awaits you on the other side. We are currently on a mole kick and that along with chile rellenos are the perfect foods until further notice
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    liuzhou, I would like to add my sympathy if only I had any. I've looked and looked for my tiny violin but can't find it at the moment. Please, just pretend you hear a sad song that expresses my feelings for having to eat that horrible meal. It must have been sheer hell and the addition of corn would have been the final blow. You should probably turn down all future invites knowing how you had to suffer........😁
  14. I suspect a lot of hospital kitchens could not function without having jell-o has a fall back menu item. At least that seems to be the case around here.
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    Cheese I can’t do without

    Hoop cheese, wow that brings back a memory . My folks used to make a hoop cheese omelet. It was more like a souffle in that you beat the egg whites and carefully folded them into the yolks and cubed cheese. They always topped it with sour cream and apricot jam. We used a brand put out by Knudson. They may well still make cream cheese and sour cream but I'm no longer in their area. I've tried substituting but nothing really works.