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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #225 on: August 30, 2020, 04:14:51 PM »
I've had rather a lot of chocolate, beer and crisps today. This is mainly as I have had some loungin' time here and there.

That kind of foodstuff is great while you're eating it, but you invariably feel poo afterwards.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #226 on: August 30, 2020, 07:09:59 PM »
I'm back on my keto diet so I had a roast beef/chicken wrap (low-carb tomato tortilla, spinach, mont. jack cheese, and brown mustard). Pretty tasty.
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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #227 on: September 16, 2020, 09:24:01 PM »
Mom made a fantastic broccoli/noodle/cheese/chicken dish.

I love when I have no input and she hits it out of the park, it's a delicious surprise. This one started savory, and then kicked me in the ass with spicy, I was truly impressed.

Unfortunately, when I asked for instructions if I want to make this later, it was pretty much a shrug. She used what she had on hand to make dinner.

I figure I've complained about her mistakes enough I owe her some praise here.

As far as I can tell, it was broccoli florets over elbow noodles, chunked up chicken I assume she steamed and seasoned, the cheese sauce and the spicy are a void. We've got cheese, we've got spicy stuff, I think I tasted Worcestershire sauce in there, which kicks broccoli right in the ass, high recommend there.

I think the Worcestershire sauce was a surprise because she usually just uses that for burgers. Her experimenting is heartening. I think I've mentioned it before, but when I came back from NJ, she just ate crappy frozen dinners. It's nice to see her be alive.

As to the sauce, the reason it's a black hole is I KNOW she didn't mix a bechamel. Because I joke about that with her all the time. "First make a bechamel" has led to oven mittens being thrown at my head many a time.

Still, whatever it was, it was nice. And white. Definitely not an alfredo, she DESPISES alfredo.

Either way, it's nice to feel happy after dinner. Times are rough, and any levity is a treat.
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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #228 on: September 19, 2020, 01:29:52 PM »
That sounds tasty.  I am eating potato chips for the salt.  And washing them down with cold seltzer. 

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #229 on: November 20, 2020, 02:56:27 PM »
There's a French grocery chain called Super-U and they make some really good Chicken Bolognese pasta sauce.

We are having it over some linguini tonight.  Simple to prepare and relatively little fuss over the whole business.

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #230 on: November 24, 2020, 06:03:34 AM »
We stopped by a local barbeque place last night on the way home.  They only had fried chicken on the menu, so I ordered some.  Wow.  Talk about unclear on the concept.  It's like they took out some of yesterday's leftover barbeque chicken leg and submerged it in hot oil until it was hard, overcooked and lacking in any flavor besides old greasy chicken.  Even on a bad day, KFC beats this hands down.

Normally, fried chicken in the US has some kind of breading on it:  usually, it's dipped in egg batter and then rolled in salt & pepper seasoned flour before frying, and it's raw to begin with.  Not this stuff. 

We'll go to our regular place on Thanksgiving and get a carryout meal.  The helpings are more generous and you can actually eat everything you get without wanting to throw it out as soon as possible.   So we are grateful that this is an option.  The frozen Butterball turkeys here run around $60.  So that ain't happening.