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  1. IowaDee

    Lunch 2019

    Oh yeah, I remember them. The "shrimp guy" showed up every morning to sell them fresh off the boat. If we slept in, we "had" to make a visit to the shrimp ladies down town....such a burden😉
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    Trader Joe's Products (2017–)

    Just stop torturing me right now! I probably walked by the stuff more than once yesterday.
  3. IowaDee

    Trader Joe's Products (2017–)

    I'm so frustrated. Husband and I had to make a flying round trip to Des Moines and back yesterday. About 125 miles each way on rather iffy roads. We made good time, he drove. Anyway we ended up with about an hour to spare. What to do and where to go? Can you say Trader Joe? And we did. Now here's the sad part- next to my computer at home is a list of all the amazing products you people share and I want to try. Did I have the list with me? No, of course not. So I girded my loins and went to work filling the cart. Just such a chore doncha know? Ha. Husband kept darting off and returning with stuff to add. Time was up and off we went to the check -out counter. We had barely left the parking lot when I uttered . "Oh crap, pancake bread, now I remember" Too late. But I do have a stash of Cheddar Rockets, tamales, gingersnaps, sourdough bread, and lot of new frozen goodies to try as well as several different salsas and cheeses. Since the last time we were there, a brand new Aldis has been built across the street. Such temptation!
  4. I always knew Santa liked you best! Seriously, what a wonderful assortment of gifts. I especially like the cutting board for beginners. I need all the help I can get plus it is just a lovely piece to look at.
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    Meeting-friendly snacks to bake

    That's a small price to pay for an indulgence like that looks to be.
  6. IowaDee

    Meeting-friendly snacks to bake

    That top one looks ready to fall. If I catch it, can I keep it? Please!
  7. IowaDee

    Dinner 2019

    So glad tacos were already on the lunch menu when I saw that photograph. I roasted some poblanos this morning I'm doubly in the mood now!
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    Secrets of the Butcher

    According to some sources, Francois Mitterrand, former French President ate an Ortolan on New Year's Eve, 1995. The story goes that the little bird was forced feed and drowned in Armagnac. Let's hope he enjoyed the wee birdie, It turned out to be his last meal. No word if it was "melt in your mouth" good.. By the way, he died of prostrate cancer not the results of eating the bird.
  9. gfron1, curious to know if you have read the Foxfire book series. Lots of interesting old time info in them
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    Breakfast! 2018

    Love your fancy pants carrots!
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    Expiration Dates

    Our local food pantry will accept outdated food but not include it in the boxes they give out. Instead they have a special area for it and tell people to help themselves at their own risk so to speak.
  12. Well, if I read the tag correctly, you get a pack of 50! Had I have known, I would have gotten several packs as stocking stuffers!
  13. Boy, the perfect gift for people who don't give a s***. Now they can have it to spare and to share. But can you have it gift wrapped?
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    2018 Holiday Cooking and Baking

    Boy ain't that the truth! Mt doctor told me last month that I have the highest good cholesterol that she has ever seen. Go forth and eat cheese was her advice and I have taken it. Shelby, your recipe is in the queue.
  15. IowaDee

    Cheese Fondue

    Oh Dear. Molten cheese plus being naked....do they have scars to show from the experience? Sounds more painful than frying bacon naked. The cheese blobs would tend to stick,,,ouch
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    2018 Holiday Cooking and Baking

    Probably not just wearing them, but clutching them as well.
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    2018 Holiday Cooking and Baking

    Ran across this today and it seems apt.. "In my experience, cleaver food is not appreciated at Christmas. It makes the little ones cry and the old ones nervous." Jane Grigson
  18. What an amazing resume that man has. And the cake is stunning!
  19. IowaDee

    Grocery Shopping

    My neighbors are horrified at the idea that people would eat this stuff. When I said that it tasted like mushrooms, they looked at me as if I were from outer space. Now that Iowa has an ever increasing Latino population it may become something that is welcome at the table not swept under it. But it will be a very long time before my neighbors are excited rather than appalled to see it in their gardens.
  20. He is, at least to me, a National Treasure. I never tire of watching reruns of his shows. His Cooking With Julia remains one of my all time favorites. His calm demeanor in the kitchen and his willingness to share and teach set him apart from many of the current day chefs. Happy 83rd and wishing you many more!
  21. Bet he had to be careful and steer clear of magnets!
  22. 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

    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

    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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