Ok Serious Eaters - I need you brains!
I'm looking to ship a care package to a friend who's deployed in Afghanistan. I'm planning to bake cookie-cookies (oreos inside peanut butter cookies) and toss a few more things into the box.
Where you come in - I know a lot of people suggest using popcorn as packing material. Serious Eats just recently (I think) posted a bunch of awesome popcorn recipes. In the name of not wasting precious shipping space (and weight), I was wondering if it would be at all sensible to make a few of those popcorn recipes and pack them into ziplocs with extra air and use those ziplocs as padding for the cookie tub. Maybe not all six sides (some could be just crumpled paper) - but would this work, or would I be shipping delicious soggy corn dust?
Any and all suggestions welcome - hoping to send the box on it's way tomorrow. Thanks a million!
This may seem like a dumb question, but does cottage cheese actually melt? I have some left over I was thinking of (maybe blending first) then adding to a cheese sauce to use it up. Will it melt, or just be kind of gross? Has anyone tried this before?
In light of recent chatter about slow cookers, I've been contemplating trying some slow cooked oatmeal, only using quinoa instead. Has anyone tried this? I haven't done this with quinoa or oats, but am curious to see what you think. Any recipes to share?
Thanks a bunch!
Now that the big day is over, for most anyways, did anyone have any disasters, catastrophes or mishaps they care to share? You know... so the rest of us can watch and learn what not to do. (*ahem* also because some are just downright hilarious).
I wasn't responsible for any kitchen duties this year, and thus have no stories to tell. I was at my boyfriends family and we took care of the cooking the week leading up to the big day, so we got the day off to relax.
So lets hear it - forget the giblets? Put baking soda in the gravy instead of corn starch? Don't be shy!
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