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Forum: Chit Chat From the Pot Rack Forum 11-12-2019, 04:35 PM
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Posted By ChowderMan
Note from the SuperVisor of Leaf Collection

" . . . you missed one."


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Forum: Chit Chat From the Pot Rack Forum 11-10-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: November 1975

they use Flash Video format - .flv
what browser are you using?

cell phone browsers may not support it without some extra effort / app - protecting you against excessive data usage...
Forum: Vegetables Forum 11-10-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: Brussels Sprouts, Roasted on the Stalk

tried it once long time ago - I'm with you - I much prefer them off the stalk.
they do keep fresher on the stalk - so I only snap off what I'm going to cook.
cutting through the stalk can be,...
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 11-09-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 935
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: What have you eaten Sunday 11/3/2019 to Saturday 11/9/2019?

re: food waste
somebody needs to tell the supermarkets about this.
they've done away with small jars / packages

they've upped one pound packages of ground beef to 1.13 pounds
our local Giant...
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 11-08-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 935
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: What have you eaten Sunday 11/3/2019 to Saturday 11/9/2019?

flat iron - which I cleverly hid under a mini-mountain of shiitake&onion....

seared off & racked for oven finish
p.s. the Darto pan is da' bomb for this kind of stuff!
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had to pop some...
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 11-07-2019, 07:45 PM
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Views: 935
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: What have you eaten Sunday 11/3/2019 to Saturday 11/9/2019?

glad you liked it! I like to do really thick slices - like 3/4" when the garden is making 'the real thing'

fishmonger had some near still swimming walleye - done up with a saltine&seasoning mini...
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 11-06-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 935
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: What have you eaten Sunday 11/3/2019 to Saturday 11/9/2019?

scratch mac&cheese with pan steamed fresh spinach in fried onion&mushroom with a generous splash of balsamic


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Forum: In Search Of .... 11-06-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: What's a good cheese for tossed salad?

aside from the usual cheddar - which can be cubed, julienne or (large) grated

cubed:
Butterkase Boars Head
Cheese, Fontina
Cheese, Muenster
Mozzarella Fresh Galbani

julienned:
swiss
Forum: Chit Chat From the Pot Rack Forum 11-04-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: smartphone-GPS holder

frequently the display shows which lane you should be in, for example - or shows which 'path' to follow in convoluted intersections, etc.
even on longer stretches mine shows a left/right arrow and...
Forum: Chit Chat From the Pot Rack Forum 11-03-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: smartphone-GPS holder

the idea is the same - put the display where you can see it without abandoning the "just drive" bit....
had a suction cup thingie for the phone pre-Bluetooth hands free. plug in mic/ear piece. the...
Forum: Chit Chat From the Pot Rack Forum 11-03-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: Restaurant servers and specials

yeah - when a place has two specials the "Let me tell you . . ." approach works okay, but the 10 minute oral menu thing is not realistic.
I usually wait until they're done and then do a "Could you...
Forum: Chit Chat From the Pot Rack Forum 11-03-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By ChowderMan
smartphone-GPS holder

once upon a trip I was using my cell phone as a (rental car) GPS.
balancing it on my lap, falling down, etc.
ran across this -
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$10 or so...
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 10-31-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 964
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: What have you eaten Sunday 10/27/2019 to Saturday 11/2/2019?

almost. I agree - like what could possibly go wrong.... but it did.
we eat enough acorn squash that 'try try try again' isn't an issue.

I'm wondering if a long 'soak' prior to baking would...
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 10-30-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: oh-oh, he's at it again.....

last I added it up, the ingredients set me back about $40 - not counting the 'overage' you have to buy - i.e. big box of X for the 1/2 cup needed kind of thing.
however, it beats the living...
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 10-29-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 964
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: What have you eaten Sunday 10/27/2019 to Saturday 11/2/2019?

pecan-acorn squash. what could go wrong?
slather with (equal parts by volume) balsamic + olive oil + honey
bake in the oven, flip mid-way
last five minutes, re-slather and add chopped pecans to...
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 10-29-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: oh-oh, he's at it again.....

I used the l/o Makers Mark for Manhattans.
now , , , _that_ was the fun part!


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Forum: Dining Out Forum 10-27-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By ChowderMan
L'Atelier - Las Vegas by JoŽl Robuchon

L'Atelier - Las Vegas by JoŽl Robuchon

JoŽl Robuchon has two Las Vegas restaurants, literally side-by-side, at the MGM.
His namesake restaurant was the only Michelin three star in Las Vegas when...
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 10-26-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By ChowderMan
Forum: What's Cooking Forum 10-26-2019, 06:07 PM
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Views: 892
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: What have you eaten Sunday 10/20/2019 to Saturday 10/26/2019?

this is called a pasta-almond stir fry - but I toss it....
(note to self, use bigger bigger pan next time...)

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Forum: What's Cooking Forum 10-26-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By ChowderMan
oh-oh, he's at it again.....

one guess - pick a guess - any guess
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Forum: Dining Out Forum 10-24-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By ChowderMan
Guy Savoy - Caesar's Las Vegas

Restaurant Guy Savoy - Caesar's Palace

Guy Savoy held two Michelin stars up until Michelin stopped rating Las Vegas.

Overall impression:
Major failure with the Colors of Caviar and the duck....
Forum: Dining Out Forum 10-24-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: Le Cirque - Bellagio/Las Vegas

no flash, so it's fairly unobtrusive. and the 'joints' are pretty used to it by now.
we were offered to have staff "pose" - and for example the (up next) bread cart . . . I took a pix and the...
Forum: Dining Out Forum 10-24-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By ChowderMan
Le Cirque - Bellagio/Las Vegas

Le Cirque at Bellagio

Overall impression:
The service was up to expectations but not the food.
At this price point, I would recommend JoŽl Robuchon as the better restaurant and preferred...
Forum: Chit Chat From the Pot Rack Forum 10-22-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By ChowderMan
Re: PSA: Photobucket, again

I don't "use" Photobucket anymore either - they did the ransomware thing, then un-grandfathered accounts to "lower your limit or pay" - they simply cannot be trusted, I'm wondering how much longer...
Forum: Chit Chat From the Pot Rack Forum 10-22-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By ChowderMan
PSA: Photobucket, again

Photobucket now insists one turn off ad-blockers to access the site.

I did that yesterday - and was immediately bombed by flashing messages of "Your computer is blocked" etc - cascading all over...
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