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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/17 22:58:52 (permalink)
I was gonna make them again, but we went to Five Guys instead. It's still enough of a novelty here (we've only had one about 8 months) that I still love them.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/17 23:51:01 (permalink)
Mini pizza again for me.  Weight is holding.
 
And a cucumber!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/18 06:29:00 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby mar52 2015/05/19 18:26:51
mar52,
 
Absolutley take out the celery or change the cheese if you like. I know there are a lot of celery haters out there.
 
It'll still be good, but if you add flour to thicken, cook it first in the butter after sauteing the vegetables you do use to keep it from lumping up. It's really not needed though, there's plenty of starch in the noodles to sort of homogenize it. The old recipes from labels used to be really good. These were companies that were still trying to please the customer instead of stockholders. They wanted to sell more of their product on an honest basis, and it was a good business model, until greed gave us what we see today.
 
I tried to find the original recipe online, but Libbey's has been taken over by ConAgra Foods, and while they have an investors page that works just great, the "get recipes" link that's still on the site produces a '404' error.
 
Anyway, I copied it verbatim, and noted all the exceptions I make to the original 70's recipe. It's like a cross between corned beef and cabbage, cabbage and noodles and macaroni and cheese in a very good way. 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/19 16:22:14 (permalink)
ahh I remember those work hours too.  I spent more time at work than in class.  As student manager of the dining hall though I NEVER went hungry.  My roomie would make the m&c then add mayo and chunked up canned luncheon meat or tuna 
 
He would leave his nasty bowls in the bottom of his closet, and here I thought it was just his smelly feet.
 
I lived on "WILD Pizza" from the Raven's Haven.  The food services "fast"food location and pizza parlor.  They delivered on campus and you could use your felx points from your meal card to pay for it.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/21 04:44:23 (permalink)
We went grocery shopping the other day and bought a pound of thin-sliced deli "roast beef". Well this product actually looked good, but I knew I had a problem when I opened the package and was met by a very unappetizing smell. I had asked my husband to get it sliced at the deli while I went to pick up other items in the store. I wondered if he'd ordered corned beef or pastrami, because the smell, while not rotten, was very processed, and probably cured. I was so looking forward to my sandwich, but was only able to choke a little down.
 
The husband wanted to try some for lunch because we'd spent $8 on this pound of meat, even after I warned him. He didn't like it either, and the remainder got fed to the coons tonight.
 
I had picked up a chuck roast that I had planned to braise with root veggies, and I had gotten an idea from another food site to steam biscuit-style fluffy dumplings on top of it at the end of cooking. I was really looking forward to that too, but after my great roast beef sandwich disappointment, I was dead set on a real beef-flavored sandwich.
 
I threw my chuck roast, a little over two pounds, and an inch and a half thick, on charcoal and cooked it rare. Tonight we ate it as steak with mushrooms and onions sauteed in butter and hit with some soy sauce at the end. This was sided by white corn on the cob, salad and bread sliced thin from a sour dough boule that was also grilled over charcoal and spread with soft REAL butter.
 
Tomorrow, I'll take the leftover beef from the fridge, put the container in the freezer for an hour, take it out and slice it as thin as possible. I'm absolutely sure that it won't be as thin as the deli meat the coons enjoyed tonight, and I am equally as sure that it will make a million times better sandwiches. 
 
PS: I'm not buying anything else from the deli until I've sampled it first. I've been offered a sample many times, but refuse because I just brushed my teeth before going out in public. Social mores be damned. If I would like to purchase a new-to-me item at the deli, I want a sample first.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/21 07:54:56 (permalink)
Sounds like the beef you purchased at the deli was the chunked and formed type. Its highly processed and probably only about 50% beef. I sold this in my deli( had to) and it indeed does have an unpleasant odor. Or it was a piece of beef gone bad. What a disappointment!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/22 02:27:53 (permalink)
ann peeples,
 
My purchase seemed to have the texture and appearance of real (unmessed with) beef. It had grain and since it was sliced so thinly on the meat slicer stretched quite a bit through that grain when you pulled the slices apart. You could see the muscle fibers like you can with sliced cooked fresh beef. Does the 50% chunked and formed beef product have a visible grain? That's hard to imagine.
 
I'm pretty sure the deli beef wasn't rotten; that has a slimy texture and rotten smell. This tasted and smelled mostly chemically. The ground and formed turkey and chicken deli meat I've tried (once) did not mimic the grain of unmessed with sliced poultry.
 
That's okay, though, because my charcoal roasted thin-sliced roast beef sandwiches on sour dough bread were very satisfying tonight. The husband's having the section of my enormous one that I couldn't finish for lunch.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/22 06:06:42 (permalink)
Well, just a suggestion. I would have returned it.
 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/22 20:44:09 (permalink)
I cooked!!!! First day off since the 12th. Kept it simple, though. Vegetable fried rice.
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/22 21:03:33 (permalink)
I ate real food!  Couldn't pass it up after visiting Costco today.
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/22 21:41:43 (permalink)
Oh, now that was really unfair.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/22 21:57:27 (permalink)
Good for you, mar!!  And it's not at all unfair considering the number of times I've posted pics of the same!!!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/22 22:55:31 (permalink)
Leftover shrimp foo yung & a half PB & J
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/22 23:20:31 (permalink)
Been working like crazy in the yard, lots and lots of flowers, no time to cook!  Tonight was strip steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, tossed salad.  Simple but good. 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2015/05/23 01:41:18 (permalink)
Bought four for $53.  Two are too many and I know one isn't enough.  I'm still stuffed.
 
I'm really enjoy the crisp, juicy jicama sticks.
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