Look Who's Talkin': Comments, Quips, and Tips We Have Known and Loved

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