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Dan415

Retired. Now making dinner most nights for my wife when she gets home from work.

  • Location: dfreuter415@yahoo.com
  • Favorite foods: Breakfast:
    peanut butter crackers, chocolate chip cookie, and milk Lunch:
    Chili dog, potato chips, and Pepsi Dinner:
    steak, (chicken or turkey) potato, veggie, and milk Dessert
    homemade apple pie ala mode
  • Last bite on earth: Last bite:
    turkey gizzard wrapped in turkey skin Last drink:
    milk

What's For Dinner- Sunday Edition

I had a pork loin, so I made a "beef" stew using the pork loin. First I put a can of beef broth in a crock pot. Then I sliced some onions, a green pepper, and celery and added them to the pot. Then I added small, cut carrots and 6 small potatoes, (peeled and quartered). I then seared the pork loin and added it to the pot and topped it all with fresh parsley. The last hour, I added some frozen green peas and a tablespoon of corn starch. I did season the stew as it cooked.

Most underrated foods?

Serious Eaters, what do you think constitutes as an underrated food?

An underrated food, to me, is a food that people refuse to eat for different reasons, (ex: smell, eye appeal, part of the body on the animal).

My two favorite underrated foods are chicken gizzards and pickled herring,

savory or sweet breakfast?

Savory or sweet breakfast?

No question - both. Separate or together, doesn't matter. Try making your pancakes with a fried egg in the middle, and covered with syrup Yummy! Or, a cheese and sausage omelet with a cinnamon bun chaser. Hoochie mama - delicious!

What food would you miss most as a vegan?

Q: What non-vegan food is the one you'd most crave if you transitioned to a full vegan diet for whatever reason?

A: No question, the one food I would most crave would be milk. I generally drink about 3 gallons a week.

Thankgiving recap

We visited my brother for Thanksgiving. The bird was terrific. We had turkey sandwiches the next two days at lunchtime, and there was still some left when we went home Saturday afternoon.

Cooking music

Personally, I like to cook with passion, so my ultimate cooking music would probably be Wagnerian overtures like "Ride of the Valkyries", "Tannhauser", or "The Flying Dutchman."

When I initially read the title of this entry I thought about music with food in the title...

- "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones
- "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles
- "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino
- "I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts" by Danny Kaye
- "Ice Cream Man" by Van Halen
- "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
- "American Pie" by Don McLean
- "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake" by Eileen Barton
- "On The Good Ship Lollipop" by Shirley Temple
- "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies

Thanksgiving Food Traditions

guycooking - Oops! Absolutely, drain those cucumbers.

Alcohol

Southern Comfort Manhattan
Ingredients
• 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers Southern Comfort liqueur
• 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger sweet vermouth
• 2 dashes aromatic bitters
• 4 ice cubes (optional)
• 1 maraschino cherry

Directions
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the Southern Comfort, vermouth and aromatic bitters. Shake for about 15 seconds then strain into a highball glass with or without ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Amazingly, I have never had it...

cow's brains
Rocky Mountain oysters
octopus
haggis
road kill

Are you cooking the turkey??

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Period. I love getting together with close family members and sharing wonderful food that each family member brings to the table. For anyone having just the turkey breast, to me, it wouldn't seem like Thanksgiving without the drumsticks. My grandfather always ate the neck and different members of the family gobbled up the giblets. Now that I am older, I bring the pies to the family gathering, but since I am the eldest surviving son, I get to carve the turkey. :)

Which Would You Choose?

French toast calls me more than the other options.

What do you eat your sunny side up eggs with?

I like to dip either toast or bacon into the yolk. The toast either has butter or peanut butter.

Party of 15: Appetizers

Pet Peeves When Dining Out

Top 3 Pet Peeves When Dining Out:

3. Exorbitant prices for ordinary food. I don't mid paying extra for food that is tasty, but I hate when a restaurant charges a hefty price for mundane slop.

2. Noisy children at an upscale restaurant - if I want to be abused by youngsters I will go to MacDonald's.

1. Indifferent and slow servers. I currently work in the service industry and I encourage people to tip based on the service I provide. Likewise, the tips I give reflect the service I have received.

What dish best represents the food of your region?

From Pittsburgh, PA: I agree with "joyyy" that Primanti sandwiches are indigenous to our area, washed down with an Iron City Beer.

Being of German heritage, my favorite ethnic food is pork and sauerkraut served as the first meal of the New Year to bring good luck for the year. This dish is usually accompanied by mashed potatoes and sometimes a little apple sauce to sweeten the meal.

Weekend Cook and Tell: Cooking For One

When I have to cook for only myself I like to make a good burger or steak on the grill. Another favorite is wings. Then I either microwave a bag of Green Giant veggies (either rice & broccoli or cauliflower with cheese sauce are great), or bake a handful of frozen fries. Another alternative is breakfast foods (fried or scrambled eggs, bacon, toast). My wife is a cereal eater when I'm not home (cod or hot).

Although I do have to admit, for the last 4 years my dog, Tank, is there, too. So, while I might be cooking for one, it will be eaten by two.

Weekend Cook and Tell: Flu Fighters

Just heard that citrus is only good as a preventative, doesn't really help once you get the flu. I had the flu last week and ingested large quantities of chicken soup. Nothing special with the recipe, chicken, broth, celery, carrots and seasoning. Put them all together and they spell, "Mom's best remedy!"

Do you cook well with others?

My wife and I love cooking together. However, if we are making dinner for more than ourselves, I try to stay out of the way. Too much disaster control for her.

Raisins recipes

Sounds yummy. Saturday I made oatmeal-raisin cookies. The recipe called for one cup of raisins, but I added two. Delicious!

Food or Recipe for Fear, Anyone?

My first inclination is to say alcohol, but foods high in tryptophan might serve the purpose by putting you to sleep.

Confessions of us home cooks....

I am retired and cook dinner almost every night for my wife and myself. I am very sanitary as to clean hands and utensils with one exception. I invariably taste my recipes with a spoon, and then continue to use that utensil without cleaning it or getting a new one. (We have been married more than 33 years.) However, if we have guests, after taste testing an item that is being prepared, I will either clean or replace the spoon.

~urgent~midnight snack help what should I eat

Hot chocolate with peanut better crackers.

Recommended cookbooks for unskilled heathen bachelor?

There are a number of family tested recipes in "Three Rivers Cook Books" - and, the proceeds benefit charity.

http://www.childhealthassociation.org/threeriverscookbooks.php

Cookbooks - What version is best?

I would suggest the "Three Rivers Cookbooks." (There are three volumes.) As a unique industrial, cultural and acodemic center, Pittsburgh has been heavily influenced by the traditions and customs, of its many ethnic backgrounds. Through them, the fine art of culinary expression has taken shape in the impressive array of foods featured by the area's eating establishments and prepared in the homes of Pittsburgh residents. Hundreds of family tested recipes.

You are what you eat.

If you really are what you eat, I better avoid fruits and nuts.

Cold Weather Comfort Food

This winter has been pretty tough, weather-wise. I'm thinking about making my "Beanless Chili" tomorrow. I began making this recipe because my wife doesn't like kidney beans, and it is now a family favorite.

In the recipe I season the tomatoes, ground meat, onions and mushrooms when they are being cooked individually with a little salt and pepper. The key is "little", or just enough to allow the flavor to be released. When they are all combined, then one final tasting will tell you if you need to add any more salt & pepper.

Also, the ground meat that I prefer is usually one pound of ground chuck (80% lean/20% fat) and one pound ground round (85% lean/15% fat).

Occasionally, I will add a half can of beer. I usually do this if I feel that the chili needs a little liquid while cooking. Sometime it does and sometimes it doesn't. It tastes good either way.

To make 4 servings instead of 8, just incorporate half the ingredients.

One final note: While the chili is delicious (a quote from my wife) when it is first served, it seems to taste even better the next day reheated.

I was wondering if anyone else would be willing to share some cold weather comfort food recipe?

Thanksgiving Food Traditions

For 5 or more generations, our family has always eaten Gurkensalat (German Cucumber Salad) at Thanksgiving. Would anyone be willing to share their family Thanksgiving food traditions and recipes?

New Years Day Cuisine

My wife and I traditionally hold a family open house on New Years Day. Our menu is fairly traditional with a pork roast, kielbasi, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, and large salad. But the reason so many family members attend is to taste my wife's wedding soup. I wonder what delectable taste treats others make to start the new year?

Favorite Christmas Dishes

What are some of your favorite dishes that you like to serve for your Christmas dinner? Traditionally, on Christmas eve our family has lasagna, salad, bread and a nice wine.

Food Jokes Anyone

I found an old posting of food jokes that were very funny. I thought that I would start another, so here is my joke...

Q: What do they call a cow with no legs?
A: Ground beef.

Here's another...

2 muffins are baking in an oven.
One of the muffiins says "Man, is it hot in here"
The other muffin says "Holy Crap!!! A talking muffin!"

A day is lost if we have not laughed at least once. I hope more food jokes will be added.

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