I had an Aha moment this past weekend. DMCavanagh invited me to join him on a trip to a general store, Pickens General Store in Heuvelton, NY. The purpose of this mission was to ostensibly to score some cheese. The store carries McCadam, Cabot and LoSurdo brands all locally produced. There's also wicked good cheese curds.
So my moment was on the ride home, when I realized what we miss out on without general stores. There's just something special, that you can't feel at the major chains. Maybe it was the cat that was asleep on a pillow....
Do you have a general store near you? There's not many left! I'm thinking opening one up would be a good retirement project.
Here's some pics and narrative of our trip
this past weekend.
Anybody want to be hung like one?
Mainly a regional favorite, one of my favorite hot dogs is expanding their market, which goes to show that wieners are big business!
OK- Slice, I love you, you know that. But two posts in the same day about "Decent Pizza" have me wondering what's going on.
The pizza is good or it's not good, and I suppose decent is in the middle somewhere.
How about just covering pizza that's better than "Decent" and take it from there?
Seriously, your reviews have become decent lately.
Who the hell cares about "Decent"?
Would be nice wouldn't it? Happy April 1st all!
Hey, On Firefox, when I go to SE it has me logged in as Zachary Sachs. I log off, try to log on again, same name appears. I can't post or comment. Any idea?
A friend of mine asked me for a recipe for pizza dough. I said, "I can give you a bunch, depending on your style and preference.
So, I figured I'd go to the experts. DM, Dhorst, Adam, Kenji, etc.
Let me know what your favorite recipe is. I think I'd like to send him 5, but that's flexible.
I thank you all in advance!
I'm considering using dill to flavor my pizza crust.
Do you think folks will like my dill dough?
You're at the deli and American Cheese is on the list, the kid behind the counter asks, " Yellow or White?"
Me I pick yellow.
What color are you?
Getting together tonight with some friends for pizza at a co-worker's house. She's got a WFO and 2 standard ovens.
The last time we had pizza night there we made 12 pizzas 12-14". Tonight I'm thinking 20. That will depend of course on how many people show and our stamina. 20 just sounds right.
How about you, what's your personal pizza making record?
Alrighty, just received an e-mail from a co-worker that tomorrow is National Wear Red Day.
That got me to thinking (scary, I know), who gets to decide these matters of the calendar?
Anyway, I decided if it was up to me , I'd have a food related day.
For me I've decided that January 21 will be "National Pigs In a Blanket Day"
What will you call your day?
So I found this awesome Chocolate Yule Log recipe.
I want to bring it to my In-Laws for Christmas to impress them, but I'd also like to give it a name, so they know their daughter didn't marry a total douchebag.
It can't be:
Not My Mother's Log!
My Husband is Not a Yule Log!
It Aint't DM Cavanagh's Log!
Couldn't be Kenji's Log, there's 14,387 pages in that!
Finally, It can't be Adam Kuban's Log, because he only let's those out once a day!
So, please help me. I thank you in advance.
Happy Holidays Kids, from sunny Tupper Lake!
I bake my own bread a couple of times a week in the winter. Occasionally I'll pull it early even though it looks done and I get the hollow thump. Nothing worse than a pretty loaf that's not cooked in the center.
My question is, can I use a digital thermometer to see if it's cooked, and what would the internal temp. be?
I suppose it would vary depending on the type of bread being baked.
Anybody have an idea?
I'll be traveling around the World soon (as soon as I hit the Megamillions).
A little far away, but hey, you never know!
We're going to try to hit as many cities as we can until we blow the entire wad.
Any suggestions for potential millionaires with a hypothetical crapload of money to spend? We're looking to splurge every night!
Preferably special, delicious places you've come across on your own trip around the world!
We're looking to get our veggie daughter a magazine subscription for X-mas. So my Vegetarian friends, any recommendations?
I work in an elementary school and my co-worker's are mostly female (which ain't a bad thing).
Many of them eat gluten free diets.
Being the semi-observant type I haven't met any guys that eat gluten free diets.
So my question is, are most gluten free dieters women or am I just not seeing the males that do too?
Next Tuesday before we break for Thanksgiving vacation we're having a pot-luck breakfast of sorts at work.
With a week to think about it right now I'm planning on making a couple of breakfast calzones, but I'd make something else if inspired.
Any other suggestions?
Happy National Bologna Day folks!
I'm craving me some Wunderbar!
Saw a post below about cutting boards.
What kind is yours?
Wood or a plastic composite.
I think the composites are easier to sanitize, but then again, I'm sure wood has been used for centuries.
Mine is a composite, which is getting tired and I wonder if little plastic shreds are going into the stuff I cut and chop. I don't have a microscope, so I don't know (Extra fiber maybe, which is not that appealing).
A 338 pound hamburger. Personally I'd have added more cheese!
A year or so ago, the in-laws gave us a nearly brand new Mr. Coffee Maker (12 cups).
Their reason was they just didn't like it.
Alrighty then, we'll take it, ours was old and this one had more bells and whistles.
To make a short story long, here's the deal. You can't pour a cup without it dripping/spilling all over the counter. It just kinda drizzles down the outside of the pot and then wherever it likes.
So my friends-Is it me or the friggin' coffee pot?
Ran across this on Cooking Light (not that I cook light very often).
There's a nice variety of toppings. I need to try something different, how about you?
And it's a Kid's Meal @ The Cheesecake Factory.
"Eat This, Not That" is out for 2012 and and it lists their top 10 worse kids meals.
Kids Pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce , 1810 calories and 89 grams of fat.
As Frank Barrone used to say, "Holy Crap Marie!"
So this morning, heading out of town on a road trip, I pull through the drive thru at Mickey D's.
From the Dollar menu I order 2 sausage burritos. Sat in line for almost 10 minutes and I was getting pissed.
Finally I go up to the window, give the kid $2.16 and drive off.
On the edge of town my better half goes into the bag to hand me my burrito and says, " You didn't order this, did you?"
I said, "What is it?"
She says, " A steak bagel breakfast sandwich."
I said, " Hand it over!"
The guy behind me must have been pissed.
Just ran across a recipe for Hot Dog Hotdish casserole.
Major comfort food which has Midwest origins.
I'm giving it serious consideration for the weekend.
Anybody out there ever made Hotdidh before?
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