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Maison Rustique

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  1. Wow, I guess it's changed since I last looked at it. I remember the boxes having a few fresh meat/poultry items (not processed) and things like pasta, rice, canned/frozen vegetables and maybe bread. Doesn't anyone cook/eat anything that doesn't come out of a box? Why would they purchase this stuff to give to needy people? It seems like it would be much cheaper to get bulk REAL food to distribute. Or do they figure that many of the recipients are homeless/living in a motel room and only have access to a microwave at best? How sad it all is.

  2. I don't have personal experience with Angel Ministries, but have heard from several people that it is a great service. The food will vary each time, so I imagine how much you like it will depend on how much you like to cook/eat what you receive. I believe there are very few, if any, processed foods, so it wouldn't work well for those who want instant food. I don't believe you're in that category, but thought it worth mentioning.

  3. Just wanted to say that we had dinner at Piropos (Briarcliff Village) last night. Two of us had the R-Week dinner and 2 ordered off the menu. It all was great!

    Note to Piropos fans: Their beloved Parkville location, which for some time now has only been open for events, is now offering dinner on the first Wednesday of every month. I'd call first to make sure I got the night right, but this is great news for those who miss that fabulous view from the hilltop. I'm looking forward to it, as I've only heard about it so far.

  4. Thanks for posting this. We subscribed to a similar service in southern California prior to moving here. It was great! I've been looking for a CSA, but everything that sounds good has a waiting list. This looks to be a good alternative and it offers much more than just the produce/fruit offered by the one in California. I haven't read all the details yet, but it looks like you don't even have to subscribe and can just purchase what you want. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

  5. I thought lunch seemed like a better bet, too, but I'm still new here and am not that familiar with many of the restaurants. I did find the list of restaurants a bit odd, but I live in Liberty where 99.7% of the restaurants are chains, so it wouldn't be all that strange here.

    I'm hoping to try a few, but have a lot going on during that time, so don't know how successful I'll be.

  6. Gypsy Deb’s Rice Salad

    3 c. cooked Brown Basmati Rice (chilled or room temperature)

    ¼ c. chopped lightly toasted pecans

    ¼ c. currants

    ¼ c. diced celery

    ¼ c. chopped parsley

    ¼ c. chopped green onions

    1/3 c. tamari sauce (regular soy sauce can be used)

    1/3 c. olive oil

    fresh ground pepper to taste

    lettuce leaves

    Combine tamari sauce, olive oil and pepper in small jar with a tightly-fitted lid. Shake well to combine. Set aside. Combine all other ingredients, add tamari/oil dressing and toss well. Serve chilled or at room temperature on a bed of lettuce. Serves 8 as a side dish or 4 as a vegetarian main course.

  7. RJWong is correct about Vietnamese restaurants.

    Also not far from Anaheim is Artesia's Little India. This is just one link--Google "Little India Artesia" (without the quotes) and you'll come up with lots of commentary on area restaurants.

    Next time you're in the area, I hope you'll have time to venture farther. There are just so many good places to experience in SoCal.

  8. We've still got the GE built-in that came with this house. The light has been out for a year or so now--you actually have to call a repairman to replace it--they have to pull the oven out of the wall to get to it. :blink:

    I can't wait until this thing completely goes, so the non-cook of the house will decide a new oven is in order.

  9. I'd love some ideas for a protein bar that is savory. Sweet just doesn't usually satisfy my hunger. I've tried a few savory muffins, but they aren't really what I want either and aren't all that easy to eat on the run--too crumbly.

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