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Tropicalsenior

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  1. My mother always said that in order to have a green thumb you had to have Brown knees. I have the pinkest knees in town.
  2. I gave my sweet potato to Carlos and told him to plant it somewhere in the backyard. Who knows, maybe I can send you all a potato this time next year.
  3. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    Incredible meals from the kitchen of a true artist.
  4. Okay, now I can visualize it. I'm only glad I'm not refined enough to use corn holders.
  5. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    There is no such thing here in Costa Rica. Unless you can find some imported ones, they come wrapped in plastic that you have to take off before you cook them. Everyone has a story about some dumb Gringo that they knew that tried to eat them with the plastic on.
  6. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    A lot of them are living on beans and rice. When I went to the grocery store today, I was amazed at some of the things that have doubled in the last year. However, the government sets minimum wage for each class of jobs and it hasn't risen in 7 years.
  7. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    I don't see any reason why I couldn't. I kind of adopted my 55-year-old Nicaraguan housemate who thankfully enjoys good food, something besides beans and rice. If I was just cooking for myself it would probably be ham sandwiches and those things that pass for hot dogs here.
  8. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    And I would give my left arm for those Nathan's Hot Dogs. You wouldn't believe what passes for hot dogs down here.
  9. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    I didn't think to mention that I have these containers in my back fridge for Smalls that won't lay flat tend to get lost in my other freezers. They are just long plastic shoe boxes.
  10. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    My little chest freezer came with this handy rack that works just like a file drawer for small bags. You should be able to find something similar in home storage stores or dollar stores. Looks like I need to defrost. A job I hate! While I'm here I might as well post some of the meals that we've had lately. Last night was salmon cakes with Bechamel and peas. The night before was barbecued ribs, Tuscany beans, potato cakes and deviled eggs. Sunday was Mexican empanadas Other meals were Mexican tostada with Spanish rice, Beef daub with popovers, Cottage pie, Finnish meat pies Chicken enchiladas, The ever humble hamburger, Most served with the ubiquitous green salad. And last but not least, deviled eggs and chicken and dumplings.
  11. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    What they said goes for me. I hope you get better soon!
  12. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    Make doubly sure that you don't put anything in front of the vents where the air comes in. That happened to me and it was all the fault of a big Leaf of lettuce that got pushed back there. Most expensive piece of lettuce I've ever had in my life.
  13. I will never again stupidly scare myself half to death while trying to boil eggs in my instant pot. I sat here for almost half an hour waiting for it to come to pressure and convincing myself that the heating element must have burned out. Then I realized that I hadn't set it. 20 minutes later, perfect boiled eggs, just a little too late to have deviled eggs for dinner. There's always tomorrow.
  14. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    Amazing food and more amazing still to think that you have cooked all of this without a stove. So glad to see you back.
  15. Tropicalsenior

    Dinner 2022

    @Shelby I would buy the cheese whiz in a hot second if I could. No such animal here. It's great stuff to add to cheese sauces and cheese soup when you're in a hurry or when the cheese pantry is low.
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