Sounds good to me - when I lived in NYC I would sometimes get a toasted corn muffin with butter - same concept, different bread. :)
Wow! @TupperCooks, I grew up skating in Lake Placid every summer at their summer competition, and for 2 1/2 summers I lived there and trained. Every Saturday in the summer we had an ice show, and after we would all (I mean all - like 15-20 of us) go over to the HoJo's and get ice cream. It's one of my favorite memories from there. The other thing I remember most is the salt water taffy you could buy. Pretty awful tasting stuff in some ways, but it was my introduction to taffy and I would still buy a box today from them. :)
What my mom used to call Hot Pot - basically a de-constructed lasagna. Made with homemade sauce and good ricotta and mozzarella cheeses and served with a salad and garlic bread - yum!
We moved from NJ to Indiana in November of 2004 and I believe I still have a bottle of some Nestea concentrate in my fridge that made the move with us. It's still there because it was awful and I won't drink it, but somehow it hasn't gotten thrown out yet. . .
Hoisin marinated flat iron steak, cooked medium-rare, sliced thin, and placed on garlic croutons with just a touch of creme fraiche and chives.
And lots of containers - I might have to travel back to the east coast for this party!
A Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar and a jar of creamy peanut butter. . .
breaded fried pickles - don't know why but I just love them.
definitely yes way! Especially if they are farm fresh. . .
Now I'm not feeling nearly as guilty about that box of swiss rolls that I demolished last week. :)
Gotta be a mimosa - orange sherbert, orange juice and champagne. mmmm
empanadas! Anything can become a filling for an empanada, and pie crust is a quick time saver.
I buy my eggs from a co-worker. They come from her chickens. And I only pay $1.25/dozen for them (I pay her back by giving her jars of my jam). So I am feeling just fine and dandy. Most of our stores here in northeast Indiana don't carry those brands either.
I haven't yet moved beyond jams and jellies. Currently in my basement from the summer I have Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry and Mixed Berry (yep, all 3 mixed!). Waiting on the Peach season to really get going here in Northeastern Indiana to can some of those.
I would like to start pickling - like cucumbers, and green beans. Just haven't worked up the nerve yet. :)
Indian, South American (broad, I know), Cuban - because where I live in the midwest they do NOT exist, and I would like to make them at home. I used to live by NYC so was spoiled with food choices that no longer exist. :(
Flat Iron steak on Sunday night with steamed green beans and roasted red potato wedges. We finished it off with Lime bars (from America's Test Kitchen recipe - yum!).
Also made sugar cookies with icing, banana bread, and I'm prepped to make chicken enchiladas tonight.
It was a cooking weekend. :)
My mom would get these every couple of years, and I've had a few infestations too - hate them! I always take pasta, flour, grains, and (believe it or not) jello pudding and put them in plastic bags. Keeps the moths away!
Oh, I know what I'm doing this weekend now. I love creme fraiche, but am unwilling to pay the price for it. :)
Guilty of buying a Wilton Cookie Press years ago, and yes, I got the extra free one and gave it as a gift. I actually do like it and use it; but it doesn't work any better than one you would buy at a store.
Another one my husband had:
A1-Ranch (NYC chain) = Liquid Ranch
I have certain expectations when I am eating out in regards to the food. A big one is that it have no foreign matter in it. Plastic today - glass tomorrow? I would expect a visit from the Manager and the soup comped. Smaller issues like mis-cooked food do not bother me so much. However, the attitude of the server and restaurant over issues like this factor quite a bit in how much tip I'll leave.
Cottage Cheese with potato chips - I don't think it's strange, but my family does.
I am a new lover of the Flat Iron cut - it is a lot like a flank steak. Marinate it in a Hoisin based marinade for 4-8 hours, then cook for about 8-10 minutes a side on the grill (depending on how big the cut is). Let rest 10 minutes and slice crosswise against the grain. It just melts in your mouth.
- digital scale; I don't know how I baked without it.
- 10" cast iron skillet. It comes out for almost every meal.
- microplane. I no longer dread zesting fruit.
- eating the boxed mac&cheese with the powdered cheese. My mom made it from scratch when I was growing up, so I always wanted the boxed stuff since that's what my friends were eating. Silly me.
- using italian salad dressing as a marinade for EVERYTHING.
Hmmm - easy night last night - hot dogs, chips and sliced cucumber - it's what my daughter wanted. Then I made mixed berry jam and chocolate ice cream after dinner.
Tonight it's homemade pizza - we're thinking of trying to make a calzone with some of the dough.