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  1. I also cook hotdogs this way. I love the results. Worth the time. My college roommate’s grandmother taught me that trick.
  2. I looked into Misfits. In order to view their products I had to sign up, credit card and all. Their prices are good. But I am a single person and $35 even a month with all of their offerings is my limit. So I’m off to attempt to deactivate my account.
  3. They’re definitely still legal here. I’m 42 and remember having them as a kid so they’ve been around for a while. They’re generally considered “retro” candy.
  4. ShopRite in NJ is charging over $3 for one single zucchini. It isn’t a magical one. It’s a simple, normal sized zucchini. I refuse to buy it on principle. I haven’t experienced inflation such as it currently is as an adult and I’m honestly bewildered. A Progresso can of soup is over $4. A can of condensed Campbell’s chicken and stars (my go to comfort food) is over $3. Since I am moving to an apartment I can’t really buy much of anything in bulk; I simply lack the space. I am fortunate that I can afford these highly inflated prices should I choose to but I can’t bring myself to do so. But many people do not have the luxury of the choices I can make. My mind is just blown. It’s shameful.
  5. MetsFan5

    Dinner 2022

    Nope! I’m a bit jealous! I just bought hotdogs and tend to “pan fry” them with some water but I’m starting to really miss grilled foods!
  6. My beloved Rod’s in Convent Station (aka Morris Township) sold their entire operations to a management company in CA. The management company had been involved with running the hotel (The Madison Hotel) from day one; the family that owned Rod’s didn’t have the expertise in hotel management and I believe it was a condition of getting the original bank loan. The Keller’s have always been restauranteurs, not hotel owners. I worked there for years in college and ate very well!. Grew up going there for most family dinners, back when they had the neon dance floor and the salad bar upstairs. I was proposed to there, I had my wedding at the hotel and am recently divorced. Everything comes full circle. I’m still sad to see a restaurant ran by generations of the same family sell such an amazingly unique property. I was dismayed when the Knowles family sold Highlawn Pavilion and closed all the dining rooms at the Manor (I worked there as well) but Rod’s hits a little bit harder. The Keller family has always been very generous to the local community and I hope the restaurants and hotel do not suffer too much from the sale as whomever comes in will have to work very, very hard to fill the void that is now established.
  7. Yikes. I think I’ll get two relatively inexpensive Rubbermaid foot pedal cans and keep the garbage one in the kitchen and the recycling by the mini bar I have. I’ve always been stupidly awkward when it comes to trying to get a garbage bag to stay in place in Simply human metal cans— they always just kinda slide down.
  8. Yea it is. I should have thought of that! 😬 I bet you’re right! I did get down and look at the wheels to see if there was some break- like mechanism that wasn’t on but then realized that was an incredibly foolish idea and now I will wait until it is full to see if it’s worth a call into maintenance. Didn’t there used to be a thread about drunk/ stoned 3am snack eating? My Steak Um experiment (along with a few others) belongs there.
  9. Update @scott123 Those condos are now around 1.75. Real estate in the area is obscene. I’ve been back to 1776 a few times. They have a pre-fixed “power lunch” which is three courses for $29.76. I haven’t ordered from that. Their lunch menu is ok but completely void of steaks which bewildered me. They also have a 2% up charge for using credit. It’s clearly stated on the website and menu so that doesn’t bother me. Last time I was there I ordered oysters-/ I think they were beausoleils and whomever shucked them was either pressed into doing to or just an asshole. Every oyster had large chunks of shell. It was really unpleasant. I would have said something but I was treating a friend and didn’t feel it would have been appropriate. I also don’t get why they have a “sushi” menu. It’s Morristown. There’s a lot of decent sushi places. Give me a nice cut of well aged, well seasoned and perfectly cooked steak (which they have) and I am happy. The sides are bordering being obnoxious. That said, the cocktails are solid although the bar is frequently backed up, they have some interesting wines and have a lot of events— I know they’re having a wine dinner soon. Be prepared to pay $10 for valet parking (as a woman alone I do not like the adjacent parking garage by Ming and Mendhi) but I avoid that by taking an Uber for less and not having to wait. The desserts are awesome. Whomever is their pastry chef is super talented.
  10. Nothing I’m aware of but I’ve not dealt with that issue for a long time. I will say, despite any type of software, just as any written schedule is; it will always change. People want certain nights off or will trade for prime shifts, it’s just the nature of the business. What issues are you seeking to solve that you’re contemplating software to help with?
  11. Been there and have been the guilty party and have it done to me more than a few times. The trials of being a sports fan! 😂
  12. I didn’t actually eat the product since it just melted into a pile of meat goo. And it was definitely not a rational thought but I suppose that George Foreman grill did me a favor! I’m scared at the concept of ever feeding it to Maisey! 😂
  13. I have checked it out. They have closed off areas with dumpster for every “group” of units which has a dumpster for trash and another for recycling. Same as I’ve experienced before. Yes, a lot of people don’t bother to differentiate between the two, I’m assuming as they didn’t when I last rented. They’re in the parking lots and I’ve also never seen the parking lots remotely close to full (I don’t want to rent a garage which I could) which is good. There’s a lot of green space (22 acres for approximately 300 some of units) so apparently people do grill and also bring grills to the cement open space next to the outdoor pool and it’s tiny “clubhouse”. I am not interested in dragging a grill, food and Maisey around! It would be an excellent way for me to either break a leg, crack my knee cap or set myself or Maisey on fire.
  14. I was stoned and about 20 at the time. It seemed like something worth trying 😂 Every dining option on campus closed by 10pm and delivery back then was limited to Dominos until midnight. Without a kitchen the year of the Steak ‘Em experiment, we definitely got creative. Best thing we made and made often was probably asparagus covered in Boursin cheese and wrapped in prosciutto. That was once my roommate got a job at a well known small chain wine, beer, liquor and gourmet store. That “illegal” toaster oven was worth the fine we incurred as a result of an inspection. Yes, we had a Nathan’s on campus, along with a pub. Neither are there anymore. I’m wondering if I should just donate my Instant Pot. I have inserts (lots of them) for it and have had it for 2.5 years. Eventually it’s going to be obsolete and it seems like it’s probably not something a person living alone needs. Maybe the local soup kitchen would want it? I’ll figure something out. I am conflicted with the concept of electric grills. I get the PAG is electric, but I’m (incorrectly perhaps) assuming it’s different from say, a stand up electric grill meant to be used outdoors. I could get a “real” grill but I’d have to drag it out to public areas and the dog would go nuts being left in the apartment with me going in and out with meat so I’m willing to concede to an inexpensive electric grill. Any recommendations for a garbage can that has separate compartments for garbage and recycling? On a somewhat unrelated note, is it difficult to change out a toilet seat? 😂
  15. Thar makes sense. I’m also wary of any “George Forman” branded product. I am not trying to eliminate fat so I can have a dried out piece of meat. Their electric grill has decent reviews but it’s not tempting. i had one of the small “George Forman” grills in college. It was essentially a panini press. One day when I might have had a bit of something that is now legal to smoke in NJ I went to the grocery store and saw Steak ‘Ems. Never having had them I thought they’d be amazing. I got home, immediately put them in the grill where the entire thing became liquified fat. I was irritated and I think I kicked the thing into a box in a corner, never to be seen again. I then hauled my ass to the Nathan’s on campus before it closed.
  16. Damn, I was really considering the Phillips. what do you use to grill in lieu of the PAG? ETA-reading comprehension is important! 😂. I have an airfyer that I love and use a lot and has a large capacity. Maybe I should start considering an electric grill.
  17. MetsFan5

    Breakfast 2022

    @Kim Shook I’m exactly the same in terms of “spicy” tolerance. I love horseradish and radishes, etc but chili heat burns my palate. I need those cheese rolls/buns!
  18. Right now that PAG is tempting. I can’t see an advantage to an electric grill. Has one one had one?
  19. I like my every day set; I don’t want to buy stuff because my current ones don’t “fit” in my shelving. My mother’s main china is a simple white Lenox with I think gold trim. That works for me. But my parents still have and use their stuff. So not my issue now and if anything when/ if they do sell their home they should have an estate sale.
  20. Thanks, I like the idea of label things like “kitchen soon” or “kitchen later”, etc. i also need to buy some new furniture. I think once I get that in place I’ll have a better idea of what I can store versus bring. I may try to negotiate for my ex to take our everyday china but he’s already taking the wedding china which is platinum rimmed and monogrammed to boot. We have the first same initial but my last initial is being reverted to my original so I have zero want or need for that. As it stands now I will inherit I think two sets of china for 16 from my parents unless they sell/donate them (please donate them!!😂) along with who knows what eventually. I think I’ll have to be a bit creative and will probably put my all clad in storage along with my Cuisinart and just keep the basics. I’m better at donating/ giving away my clothing than I am with kitchen and home goods. Probably because most of those were gifts. I don’t need a deep fryer or a panini press or even a wok. I do want a rice cooker if I can get one that is compact. When I’m upset/ stressed, rice is my go to comfort food. Does anyone recommend a particular make or model that doesn’t take up much space? Next time I go over there I’ll take a few pictures of the empty space. Also, I noticed when I opened the refrigerator it moves forward. I’m guessing that’s an issue for maintenance. Dealing with the child sized toilet seat may be another issue 😬🙄 sorry for my whining. This is just not at all ideal and it’s hard giving up a space I spent a lot of time to make ideal. Oh and I think the main refrigerator at my home is dying. After 7 years and it’s from Sears so I’m probably SOL and my home is under contract. My jaw is so tense I feel like the Tin Man.
  21. Thanks everyone! I have a lot of stuff. A 12 cup food processor, a big wok, a bunch of all clad, a full set of t-fal prograde non stick pots and pans. A panini press, a big oxo salad spinner, a deep fryer, a hand mixer, a stick blender. 12 piece Villeroy and Boch every day china… and that doesn’t include all the wine glasses, the hand blown glass margarita and rocks glasses… you get the idea 😂 I basically designed the kitchen in my home to my wants and likes (same with two of the four bathrooms 🥺) so this move will call for donating as much as it does putting items in storage. I have a local storage unit and have easy access to it so that I don’t have to worry about what to do with everything. I did buy a new knife block set since my ex is taking the one we have, otherwise I just need to do some creative thinking as to what to bring and where to put it. Even the storage for my pup’s food is a bit bewildering. I do have a dishwasher and I did take measurements of the insides of some cabinets and am worried my dinner plates might not even fit in these cabinets. I’ll bring one over tomorrow to test out. I really do not want to buy new plates, etc. and I’d prefer not to rely on paper either but tbd. I have a covered deck it’s about 11 ft wide by 5 ft deep, so not small. Only electric grills are allowed on it. I don’t know a single person who owns or has used an electric grill. They are inexpensive enough, as per Amazon, but “electric” and “grill” seem at odds with each other. I have started reading the PAG thread. The whole “don’t look directly at it” aspect has me a bit thrown though! 🫣 I appreciate all the advice. When it comes to storage I’m going to make sure certain kitchen and clothing items are at the front of my unit so I can always go back for something should I miss it. Once the housing market slows down I would like to buy a townhome so I do want to keep everything I have (that hasn’t been overused and easily replaced) for the future 🤞🏻
  22. In the next month or so, I will be out of my home and into an apartment. Naturally I will have to choose items to be put in storage, donated or to put into my apartment. Since my home had an open house and inspections and other appointments, etc. I kept the kitchen surfaces bare except for my air frier which I didn’t have room to store. I don’t miss my toaster oven— my air fryer can do what a toaster owner can. So that will be donated. I basically never used my Kitchen Aid mixers and attachments— my ex can have those. With all of that in mind, and having a gas stovetop, what are items on a small kitchen that anyone has found useful or on the other hand, useless? I’ll be going to the apartment sometime soon (I have no immediate reason to move and start incurring bills there right away) and will take measurements, test out appliances, etc. I really hope the freezer will have an automatic ice maker but if it doesn’t— lots of ice molds will be on my list. Keep in mind that while I basically never cook currently, I am going to make a very concerted effort to do so once I move. It will be solely my space and no one can say, pressure me last minute to let the future buyers have another walk though etc and I will be within .3 miles from a grocery store. I also need to consider staples to order for the apartment and garbage pails! I appreciate any recommendations!
  23. Fritos. They’re usually pretty gross to me. Cheesecake with a super buttery gram cracker crust. Apple slices with a ton of peanut butter. Lays dipped in ketchup. Old Amsterdam Gouda 18 months. Fresh blackberries. No wonder I’m concerned about my diet!! 🙄😂
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