Author Topic: What are you eating / What did you eat.  (Read 3876 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 8ullfrog

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 2035
Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #135 on: December 19, 2019, 05:20:24 PM »
OK, still had those enchies sitting. So I shocked the poo out of them. Much like a slimy pool, I went nuclear.

First I slit them along the bottom, opening them up wide. I dumped in rice as a neutralizer, Peri Peri sauce to kick the spice level into the stratosphere, reheated the mess in the oven, then topped with sour cream to try and offset the peri peri.

It was pretty good. I mean, next time I'll be more involved and omit onions, but these not good enchiladas were... better than a hot pocket. Honestly, that's the best I can say for them.

I miss you guys riffing off my culinary misadventures, and hope you are all doing well.
just one little time change so a draft board in 1968 turns down the bribe to accept "bone spurs" and we are home-free.

Offline 6pairsofshoes

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1896
Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #136 on: December 19, 2019, 09:56:18 PM »
We had basmati rice, fresh spinach sautéed with sliced garlic and some chicken coconut curry (Sukhi's) from Safeway.  The latter ain't cheap but it was a nice way to have some convenient decent Indian food. 

I appreciate your efforts to doctor what could have been an abysmal meal and elevate it to a palatable level.  You seem particularly creative in that regard.

Offline 8ullfrog

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 2035
Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #137 on: January 15, 2020, 05:14:46 AM »
OK, first one for the new year.

I've been down more than I've been up, but I learned that lining the toaster oven tray with tin foil actually reduces the cooking power.

So I'm just using the wire rack thingy, kind of like the grate on a bbq, and my burritos are crispy and delicious.

I don't think I need to tell anyone how to make a burrito, but here was mine.

1 tortilla. These ones sucked. I like a flaky biscuit, but a flaky tortilla is lousy. I think this one was mission brand. You get what you get. Still, not happy.

2 tablespoons rice-a-roni, dealers choice, I honestly don't know which one I made but it's a white grain one. maybe chicken?

2 tablespoons refried beans - one time I was at chipotle and they asked what beans I wanted. They didn't have "refried" so I stood there like a moron. I think refried are pinto? anyway, these came from a can and are in no way healthy.

Shredded white cheddar. I used a side of the cheese grater I don't usually use, so this was flaky sheets of cheddar, sliced thin. I don't particularly like this brand, it's like someone mixed a sharp with a dull. I just shingled it over the other ingredients.

I usually microwave my burritos open face, then roll them, but that wouldn't fit in the toasty O.

So, lay down the ingredients in a straight line race track, pinch and fold the ends, and roll. (Mom folds them like envelopes, it's funny)

Two cycles on Dark, and I had myself a crispy burrito. I left out sour cream, salsa, and hot sauce because of heartburn.

The result was tasty.

I've pretty much just been eating canned soup lately, nothing great. Toast maybe, I make the main meal dinner, and I'm not much for breakfasts, so Dinner is the most likely shake for this thread.

I'd like to do more with sandwiches, but with budget and effort, I can't do a lot. Vons has gone utterly insane, so I just go to grocery outlet now.
just one little time change so a draft board in 1968 turns down the bribe to accept "bone spurs" and we are home-free.

Offline 6pairsofshoes

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1896
Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #138 on: January 16, 2020, 08:21:43 PM »
Vons ain't cheap, but sometimes with sales and coupons, it can be manageable.

Sometimes I am tired and don't feel like cooking.  We had one of those nights tonight:
Gorton's Fish sticks, with homemade cocktail sauce, and cooked frozen corn.  The fish stix were BOGO last week at Safeway (Vons).  It didn't take much of an effort.  Hardly gourmet fare, but sort of reminds me of the odd Sunday at my grandmother's when she was beat and didn't have a great idea of what to make for a change.

Tomorrow is my husband's birthday and I will probably bake him some cookies.  It's hard to justify buying presents just for the sake of it.  He doesn't really want anything, and I'm hard pressed to come up with anything inexpensive for my own wish list, either.  He got me pie weights at my request for Xmas.  And an inexpensive used book (same deal). 

It's been raining like hell all day here and it's cold.  Not much fun, but good for sorting through stuff you want to throw out.  I've been filling up the recycling and donation bags.  So that was useful.

I can't speak to the zillions of guests suddenly on here.  Maybe they heard about the anniversary celebrations and were trying to get in on the fun, or maybe Meghan and Harry figured they'd pop in for some tips on how to achieve independence.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2020, 08:23:35 PM by 6pairsofshoes »

Offline 8ullfrog

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 2035
Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #139 on: January 16, 2020, 09:25:58 PM »
Simple cheeseburgers here, don't really think a recipe is required, they turned out pretty good, I think I'll avoid tomatoes for a bit.

I passed up a complete BSG collection at goodwill because I felt too lousy to do disc checks on that many DVD's, would have been $35, I remember a time when I would have been jumping to get those DVD's.
just one little time change so a draft board in 1968 turns down the bribe to accept "bone spurs" and we are home-free.

Offline 6pairsofshoes

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1896
Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #140 on: January 16, 2020, 10:18:21 PM »
I see complete sets on ebay for less.  Probably easier to just order from there.

The rain has sapped my energy.  I missed my long walk today and that's too bad as it usually gives me more energy.  But it was pouring this morning, like torrents.  Normally a light rain won't put me off.  What a slow day.  But the purge continues, and that's a good thing.

Offline 6pairsofshoes

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1896
Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #141 on: January 17, 2020, 06:31:09 PM »
I made snickerdoodles.  They're fussy little sugar cookies that are supposed to be a little crunchy on the outside and tender/soft inside.  This is not so easy as the temptation is to bake them longer than you should lest you end up with raw dough.  They need to be yanked out of the oven as soon as they're cooked through but not browned.

This batch was better than the last one.  You roll little balls in sugar & cinnamon and they spread out with a lovely crackly surface in the oven.  Not my favorite, but baked by request.

Offline 8ullfrog

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 2035
Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #142 on: January 17, 2020, 08:29:56 PM »
Mom got her car stolen, this is a real rough kick in the gut, we probably won't have $1700 to spare soon, if ever, in fact the only reason we had this surplus is that social security decided that mom finally deserves social security benefits on dad.

(We've avoided homelessness with his teamster pension in the past).

I mean, that will golly your day right up.

Dinner tonight was chili fries. French fries, canned chili, shaved white cheddar. I'll say I like the shaved cheddar, I decided to use that side of the grater on a whim the other day, and I really like the result. It's very different from your standard string grate.

We switched chili providers, I don't remember the last one, but it was good, Camp something?

This time it was campbells chunky chili. It was actually one of those heat and eat specials, and there was a typo on the label, these things say "Heat for 11 1/2 minutes" And I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be 2 1/2 minutes. Trivial nonsense, but this chili was less stomach churning than stag.

But the dinner is pretty much pre ruined by circumstance.

Once again, I'll recommend NEVER buying Stag Laredo Chili. I imagine there are some people who enjoy Stag Laredo Chili. They are damned. It's like salt and pork. And green pepper.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 08:34:04 PM by 8ullfrog »
just one little time change so a draft board in 1968 turns down the bribe to accept "bone spurs" and we are home-free.