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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #630 on: December 18, 2023, 09:53:25 AM »
coffee cake is one of my few sins

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #631 on: December 21, 2023, 10:54:42 PM »
I grilled Andouille sausage on the foreman, chopped it up into pleasantly grilled coins, and mixed it in with a rice packet meal.

Big mistake.

I even forgot to write down the andouille sausage brand. It was supposed to be good until February, but it had me reacting like a rage zombie in 28 days later.

I thought I was going to die.

Turns out, Andouille sausage is intentionally made with back fat, which doesn't break down like regular fat. I don't eat a ton of pork (Mom thinks pigs are cute) so I went in unwarned.

When I threw away the rest of the uncooked sausage, the packaging had become greasy.

I guess this is a word of caution, if you're going to make Andouille sausage, be sure you know what you're doing.

I'd previously had Aidelles andouille, but I guess that's like training wheels andouille.

The part that made me most angry was that I did all the standard food safety checks. Temp probe came back 165f, Meat was visually unalarming, the only clue that something was wrong was that the fat deposits remained solid, despite the casing cracking on the grill.

The rice meal was an unremarkable bag that I've made hundreds of times.

I'm thinking I'm going to have to give up grocery outlet meat in the new year. Probably for the best, I eat too much meat anyway.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #632 on: December 22, 2023, 01:35:51 AM »
I'm sorry to hear about the ill effects of post prime meat on your innards.

Grocery Outlets around here have suspect cooling displays so I'm not really a big fan of their meat selections.  That, plus the fact that they are often more expensive than chain stores like Albertsons, Vons, or whatever subsidiaries you have in SoCal, makes me just avoid their meat altogether.  Last week, they had Aidells 2/$5 at Safeway.  GO can't beat that with a stick.  And I trust SW's meat storage a good deal more.  I usually eat Aidells as you described it, cooked, cut into small sections and enjoyed over a bed of rice, usually with a little soy sauce.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #633 on: December 22, 2023, 07:07:08 AM »
I just did broccoli with soy sauce last night, I'm stomach wary.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #634 on: December 22, 2023, 12:46:31 PM »
Rice is also good for stomach upset.

I made cream scones again this morning and they were a welcome return to normalcy after all the rich coffee cakes etc. we've been consuming.  Someone gave me some Harrod's English Afternoon tea bags and they're not bad but F&M they're not.  I'm not complaining.  One of the benefits of living in a prosperous neighborhood is that the castoffs tend to be pretty nice.  Facebook's BuyNothing group is just great.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #635 on: December 23, 2023, 06:16:21 AM »
slices of aged white cheddar and nothing.

I'm still food shy, but honestly, I could stand to eat a lot less.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #636 on: December 26, 2023, 03:21:41 AM »
After yesterday's Christmas dinner, I'm never eating again.
Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after.

There is an exception to every rule, apart from this one.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #637 on: December 26, 2023, 05:56:14 AM »
We did sidesmas. No main, just sides.

We were a bit overfull after thanksgiving, and sidesmas gave us a reprieve from being stuffed.

I mean, afterwards we made tacos, but that's light-ish?

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #638 on: December 26, 2023, 10:47:35 AM »
We had mashed potatoes, steamed green beans and duck breast with cherry sauce.  No dessert.
It was fabulous.  I made vegs and my better half took over the duck.  There are some left over vegs, so we have some light fare for the next few days.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #639 on: December 26, 2023, 11:55:30 PM »
French coffee and a choccy digestive

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #640 on: December 27, 2023, 10:22:35 AM »
Tea and scone.  I did not sleep well and the tea needs to be stronger.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #641 on: December 27, 2023, 09:20:26 PM »
Alarmingly delicious birria tacos.

Mom hated them. It was an amusing discussion. She likes burritos because they are neat little envelopes.

I don't think anyone can accuse Birria of being "neat".

Turns out she doesn't like tacos... at all.

Her go to order at Mexican restaurants since I'd say... 1993... was fish tacos.

No wonder she was never happy.

One other amusing thing was that my dog tried to fight me for the broth.

Specifically, he saw me at the stove, he could smell the broth, and just trilled at me in anger.

Thankfully he weighs about 30 pounds and is about as threatening as a pillow.

I guess I'll scale back on the birria, since it turns out mom doesn't care for it. Ouch.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #642 on: December 29, 2023, 10:03:20 PM »
Chicken Nuggets and fries with Bang Bang sauce thanks to sam the cooking guy.

it's as follows:
Oven 450f
half chicken nuggets, half french fries

cook em. conventional wisdom is 20 minutes.

Bang bang sauce:

Sweet chili sauce
sriracha
mayonnaise

To your liking.

I'd not bought sweet chili sauce before, it is a net evil on this world. Overly sweet, and utterly in demand.

The entire time I was blending the bang bang sauce, mom was yelling at me for taking too long. For reference, she things going 90 mph is slow.

How I avoided losing my license as a teen is beyond me, and mom is still a huge jerk.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #643 on: December 31, 2023, 07:05:22 AM »
We had Quorn chicken cutlets and they sucked.  Not a good use of plant protein.
I don't much like sweet sauces in general.  Your mom sounds like a real pistol.

I'm on the island again eating breakfast and we had some pain aux raisins from SuperU with my regular earl grey tea.  They are not quite as good as the ones from L'Express bakery but they are pretty good for pastries from a supermarket. 

Weather report: 
Mild with a light breeze.  It rained last night.
Today through Monday morning: Partly cloudy with brief showers.
Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F Forecast Low: 23°C / 73°F
Sunset Today: 5:47 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:44 A.M.

Synopsis:
A relatively stable atmosphere will prevail across the region. Shallow cloud patches drifting with the gentle winds may trigger a brief shower over the local area. Long-period northeasterly swells will affect local waters today. As a result, small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution.
https://www.meteosxm.com/weather/forecast/

And just so you can avoid being jealous:  the water isn't pumping.  electric not working to half the house, gas stove not working and animal feces all over the place.  It's such a mess that we had to stay elsewhere until we can get the place functioning again and clean it.  Like God hates us or something.  It was fine when we left.
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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #644 on: January 01, 2024, 07:50:39 AM »
Cup of tea that I made last night so it's nice and cool.  Store bought croissant that is just fine. 

Got a big clamshell of salad greens that we've been eating for days.