There's so much going on in Talk and the comments week to week that we almost can't keep up. If you're in the same boat, here's a small selection of topics and responses that have piqued our interest this week.

Meatball Sandwich - Lots of little balls or one big ball?

Look Who's Talkin'

"One ball. Smashed down a bit; good char on the outside. Lettuce, tomato, red onion. Maybe some cheese.

This isn't a meatball sandwich at all..." shoneyjoe

Detroit: Elmer's Hamburgers Is An Unforgotten Classic

"There are only so many places in the country where "bullet-proof glass" is mentioned in a review of a hamburger joint."redfish


[This might class up the joint]

One kitchen item you hate to wash?

"Wooden rolling pins. They always warp in the dishwasher. Everytime! I have gone through 30 or so."Loco_food_guy

"@Loco_food_guy-- you sure had me! My thought was: REALLY??? My Grama just dusted hers off, my Mom just dusted hers off and I've been doing that for 30 years too. What I REALLY thought was: Oh, HELL NO! Not another germophobe ruining a good wooden utensil with over cleaning."KatherineAnn

[KatherineAnn: I think he had us all fooled for more than a minute.]

Talk: Making over your left-overs...

"'My leftovers magically appear to be consumed cold, standing in front of the fridge by my wife mere seconds before I hope to reheat them for dinner."ESNY1077

"Leftover mashed potatoes: I place in a casserole and top with pats of butter then sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and bake until the top is gooey and the potatoes have warmed sufficiently. It puffs up like a souffle. Also, leftover rotisserie chicken or grilled chicken: I cut up the chicken and toss into ramen chicken flavored soups (also toss in older carrots that I cut on the diagonal along with whatever else I find in the crisper that would add flavor and crunch to the soup, and add a bit of mirin and fresh lime juice). It makes a very nice, quick soup." annzee

Back-to-School Packing List for College Students

"An absolute must: A large eight-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Microwave pretty much anything. Ramen (or any kind of soup), Mac-n-cheese, any kind of pasta or rice dish, boil water for tea, hamburger helper, hot dogs, etc. By far the most useful 'bachelor' cooking utensil." Mike Logue

Video: How to Caramelize Onions in 15 Minutes

"@Kenji, You can't slip a Weird Al lyric past me.

I like the cut of your bulb." esjay

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