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  1. Not home to cook tonight so the freezer goes untouched. @chromedome and @kayb. I read the dictionary as a kid.
  2. Dinner 2017 (Part 2)

    Dinner tonight is make your own tacos. Flour tortillas, store-bought carnitas, sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, sliced green onions, choppen cilantro, store-bought salsa.
  3. @gfweb When you move into the realm of the likes of Blue Star, you chose the least expensive.
  4. Which model of Blue Star did you choose? Also, looking at the pictures you've posted I can't figure out where your refrigerator is relative to your sink and stove. Your finished kitchen is nothing less than amazing.
  5. Thermapen hygiene

    @paulraphael I use sponges for my pre-washing of things going into the dishwasher but not for surfaces I clean. They get clean cloths of paper towels.
  6. If it was made prior to 1960, then no. After 1960 one choice MFGs have is a sticker. Most likely the sticker would have been long since removed.
  7. Dinner 2017 (Part 2)

    I will be having a Sobon Estates 2014 Zinfandel courtesy of my FIL.
  8. St.Patrick and his Corned Beef

    Since I chilled and refrigerated the CB without breaking the seal, as noted above, I did the 10 hours at 165 F, and served it for dinner tonight. The meat was tender and more of the fat had rendered, but the flavor wasn't that of my normal recipe. Since this was an experiment I have determined that I will continue with my normal recipe. FWIW: I see SV as another technique for cooking and am not at all committed to find ways to use it just because I own it. YMMV.
  9. Dinner 2017 (Part 2)

    @HungryChris Love you wine chiller.
  10. Corned Beef, Baked Brown Rice, Steamed Carrots.
  11. Cuisinart Recall

    The last 2 emails have gone into my spam folder. I added the email address to my contacts to hopefully avoid that in the future.
  12. Sorry, @TicTac, I amnaged to miss the question the first time. I found it at Megathrift in Rialto, CA. It's the same store I picked up a Wusthof 6" Classic Chef's Knife for $2.00 last November. That knife went to my wife at her request.
  13. Cuisinart Recall

    I received my "well, it's going to take even longer" email. I wonder if my 14 cup machine's (put away until I get an complete new bowl assembly) blade would fit and if it has rivits. I will have to wait until I can pull it out to check on it.
  14. St.Patrick and his Corned Beef

    I chilled and refrigerated this CB Tuesday morning thinking it would be dinner Wednesday night. Life got in the way. I decided last night to set the SV rig to 165 F and re-run it, still in the unopened bag, for 10 hours. It will be dinner tonight.