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Everything posted by kayb

  1. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Tuna salad stirred up with some cooked small seashell pasta and a little extra mayo. My eldest still begs for it.
  2. Like a powder. I haven't tried this, but seems like it'd make sense.
  3. I love to take the skin off a roasted or rotissiere chicken, spread it out on a parchment lined baking sheet, top it with another baking sheet, and run the sandwich into the oven for 10 minutes. Chicken skin crackers are sublime!
  4. Methode Rotuts

    Good Lord. When my kitchen appliances begin attacking me, I'll know it's time to quit cooking.
  5. Given the choice of steak fries and shoestrings, I'll almost always take steak fries. But they have to be fried with a good crispy exterior, and eaten with lots of salt and a pool of ketchup on the side. They're also good fried, then sprinkled lightly with some grated cheese, and run under the broiler. Crinkle cuts are also good, if they're fried nice and crispy. More surface crunch to inner creamy.
  6. I was going to suggest either that (I keep some on hand to use in Asian sauces, baking, etc.) or going that way your own; dry-roast some peanuts, grind them, and add them.
  7. Burgers/Meatloaf--Cook-Off 10

    Mine's a fairly minimalist meat loaf. A pound of beef, or if I want a big one, a pound of beef and a pound of pork. An egg. Panade of soft white bread and milk, the milk squeezed out. Seasonings -- salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup. (I don't like chopped veggies in my meat loaf, so I don't use them. I usually make mine quite flat and thin on a sheet pan, as I like a high ratio of outer crunch to inner soft. Also helpful for cutting sandwich-sized slabs the next day for sandwices. Sauce on top that's 3:1 ketchup to Worcestershire. On a baking stone to help the bottom crisp, 425 oven for 10 minutes, then down to 375 for another 15. Drain off the grease, and let it cool for a bit. I will always be grateful to @rotuts for the tip of using Brie on a meat loaf sandwich. Blissful. Toast the bread, mayo, meat loaf on one side, Brie on t'other, back in the CSO to warm the meat loaf and melt the Brie a bit, slap them together. Bread and butter pickles are a fine addition.
  8. Perhaps you need some hair of the dog in your coffee.
  9. St.Patrick , AKA CornedBeef 2018

    I like them. I used pumpernickel flour instead of rye; didn't use the caramel color, rye flavor or vital wheat gluten as I didn't have any of them (I KNOW I have vital wheat gluten somewhere, but I couldn't find it). I increased the yeast to 2 1/2 tsp. based on not having the gluten. They didn't rise a lot, but were quite soft and made a good sandwich roll. Good, crunchy crust. Onions aren't really noticeable in texture in the finished product, interestingly, but provide a nice mild flavor.
  10. Happy Pi Day!!

    Having been busy grandmothering this week (His Highness had some surgery, and hasn't been released to return to preschool yet, so the works-from-home grandmother becomes the de facto babysitter; consequently neither work nor much cooking got done) so there was no Pi Day pi(e). I still have tart pie cherries; there may be a cherry pi(e) tonight. Pi plus 0.01, anyone?
  11. St.Patrick , AKA CornedBeef 2018

    No points for presentation, but pastrami and Swiss on a potato onion rye roll last night. Roll recipe on the King Arthur Flour website.
  12. Given WalMart's rural locations, I suspect the delivery options will be in population centers. Both WalMart and Kroger here in Jonesboro (population about 75,000) offer an order online and pick-it-up option, and given we're a trade center for the surrounding unincorporated area, I suspect we'll be one of the 800 stores. As a college town, we have a pretty decent market for it, I think.
  13. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I want that. It looks lovely!
  14. Another entrant into grocery delivery, at least on a limited basis: https://talkbusiness.net/2018/03/walmart-to-expand-online-grocery-delivery-to-40-of-u-s-homes/
  15. Tamales covered with grocery store chili, eaten with Saltines. Chili should be either Armour or Hormel, and should have no beans. I have my standards. Eagle Brand condensed milk, eaten from the can with a spoon. A can will last me about four junk-food settings. Spinach and sour cream dip made with Knorr's vegetable soup mix.
  16. Thanks for clearing that up. I had a mental picture of Matthew Brady with a kineoscope (which I don't think came along until the next century).
  17. I looked at that, but I have Ruhlman and Polcyn, and anything beyond that would have to be very attractive indeed.
  18. St.Patrick , AKA CornedBeef 2018

    I got an early start last night with a chunk of pastrami from the Aldi corned beef I smoked day before yesterday. It got a 45 minute steam in the IP, and it was just pretty fine. I had it with roasted sweet potato wedges and a salad, as I'm saving the traditional accompaniments for Sunday. Happy upcoming birthday, @MetsFan5!
  19. Happy Pi Day!!

    H'mm. I have some tart pie cherries... We may have to get creative.
  20. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I love your salad tongs. @robirdstx, I've always found Sam's preferable of all the rotissiere chickens. If I could just get past the factory farming of the birds. Fortunately, the CSO does a fine job of roasting a spatchcocked chicken.
  21. ...in my uncaffeinated state, drop an entire basket of freshly ground coffee onto the kitchen floor. This morning's coffee may or may not have dog hair in it.
  22. St.Patrick , AKA CornedBeef 2018

    Standard. Potatoes, carrots, cabbage.
  23. Jeff Bezos would hunt you down.
  24. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Would wager not too many folks in Memphis were, in fact, deglazing over a fire pit. Unless somebody at Central Barbecue got REAL creative. (Your neighbor 60 miles up the road in Arkansas.)