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The Shape of Pasta to Come?

Wagon Wheels were mentioned by Skythe, made me search, and:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/10/barillas-new-piccolini-mini-wagon-wheel-pasta.html

What about Pasta shaped like Runic symbols? Where can I get that?

What do you put on your flat bread crackers?


Here's something I've found that might be worth a try:

Asparagus Dip

1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
14 ounces of asparagus
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

First clean the end of the asparagus and then boil the asparagus in water for 3 minutes. After tree minutes, drain the asparagus and put into a cold water bath.
Using a food processor put the Parmesan cheese, garlic and cream cheese into the mixer and pulse a few times until everything is mixed. Then add the asparagus and pulse a few times again. Do you like it smooth keep mixing otherwise stop while it is chunky
Put this mixture into a microwave and oven save dish; sprinkle some more Parmesan cheese on top.
Microwave on high for 1 minute or until heated through or in the oven for 350F for 10 minutes, or until the mixture is hot and bubbly and the top is browned. From:

http://delishhh.com/2011/01/25/asparagus-dip/

What's the chintziest food that you love to eat?

Anybody remember the old 39 cent Hamburger Stands?
Chintzy, but tasty and cheap. Now the go to is Taco Bell.

Also like those sugar wafer cookies, Dollar a pack, Chocolate or Strawberry.

Kind of gross, and I probably shouldn't eat it, but can't resist

Mine is the Safeway chocolate hand held pie, when they're 2 for a Dollar.

Pope's nose the size of my fist.

I missed getting the Pope's Nose this year, also no Sweet Stuffing (German Style) over the holidays.

:(

Rooster Cogburn's beloved "Corn Dodgers"

Lots of fun food related references in the book and John Wayne movie!

What do you think of banana ketchup?

Something I'd like to try.
Here's a recipe I found:

Mango Banana Ketchup

2 mangos, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 very ripe banana, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup finely diced sweet onions
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 Tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly-grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup water

Place the mangos, bananas, sweet onions, tomato paste, garlic, salt, brown sugar, molasses, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a food processor and pulse until pureed.

Transfer puree to a saucepan. Add ground chipotle pepper, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and water. Stir to combine. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature to serve. Cover and refrigerate leftovers and use within two weeks.
Yield: about 2 cups

http://homecooking.about.com/od/condimentrecipes/r/blcon136.htm


You're Nuts!: Where does this expression come from?

You know that old saying, "More fun than a barrel of Monkeys" ?

What if that barrel was being shipped to a banquet for Indiana Jones??

Are Onion Rings an Acceptable Burger Topping?

Had 'em on a burger at Carl's Jr. Good.
A seasonal item --Walla Walla Onion Rings-- on one from Burgerville may be better.
Have to wait til Summer to find out.

Back When You Were Stupid About Food


Not letting the food come into it's own by
hurrying the cooking process ("That burners on High!") &
Not allowing time for meat to rest.

Old People Food

Shredded Wheat Biscuits, or Grape Nuts soaked in milk until all texture is gone.

You're Nuts!: Where does this expression come from?

nuts (adj.)
"crazy," 1846, from earlier be nutts upon "be very fond of" (1785), which is possibly from nuts (plural noun) "any source of pleasure" (1610s), from nut (q.v.). Sense influenced probably by metaphoric application of nut to "head" (1846, e.g. to be off one's nut "be insane," 1860). Nuts as a derisive retort is attested from 1931.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=nuts

Who gets into the club club?

I meant to say, "there would be.." thinking of the most popular Club sandwich-- The Big Mac.

Who gets into the club club?

Where would be no Club without a Heel and a Crown.

The Shape of Pasta to Come?

A Seer could divinate over a bowl of Alphabetti Spaghetti.

Aspicable Meats

On page 131 of Betty Crocker's classic "Dinner in a Dish" cookbook is a recipe for Jellied Swedish Aspic that calls for Braunschweiger.

I wonder if anybody actually made this.
That may be a despicable aspic.

"Do you have a hollow leg?"

In Vegas years ago The Paddlewheel Hotel Casino had an All-you-can-Eat King Crab Legs and Beef or Baby back Rib special.

My girl went to town!!!

I was afraid she might inadvertently be taking the "Satiation Cure" and may never have to eat again.

Food Flight!!!

Jeez it's a long flight from New York to Hawaii...
Good thing I filled up at Minetta Tavern.

5 Ingredient Fix? Really?

Has this show been cancelled? I liked the Diet Buster episode, with her favorite high calorie dishes.

You are what you eat.

I'm predominantly Starch, but mornings find me as Coffee.

Rooster Cogburn's beloved "Corn Dodgers"


The following recipe probably comes closest to what is described in the book.

Corn Dodgers

2 cups cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups boiling water
Bacon Grease for frying

In a large skillet heat the Bacon Grease slowly over medium heat to approximately 375 degrees.
Mix the cornmeal and salt in a medium bowl. To this, stir in the boiling water, a little at a time, until the mixture forms a thick mush.
Scoop approximately a palm-sized amount of mixture into your hands and form into balls.
Fry, rolling in the skillet until golden brown.

Simple, effective-- I too favor savory cornbread over sweet.

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