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So I chopped up some romain and added the usual suspects for a green salad,
tomatoes, radishes, cuke, onion, red bell pepper, mushroom.
I then chopped up a chicken breast pan fried it with some sour cream and
taco seasoning added at the end...Wilted chicken taco salad was born when I
added the shredded cheese to the greens and poured the pan of still warm
tacofied chicken chunks and sauce over it..

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hahabogus said...

So I chopped up some romain and added the usual suspects for a green
salad, tomatoes, radishes, cuke, onion, red bell pepper, mushroom.
I then chopped up a chicken breast pan fried it with some sour cream
and taco seasoning added at the end...Wilted chicken taco salad was born
when I added the shredded cheese to the greens and poured the pan of
still warm tacofied chicken chunks and sauce over it..



hahabogus,

Excellent and creative and YUM!!!

Forgot the avocado and bacon bits. You were SO close to a cobb salad. Ya
BUM!!!

Best,

Andy
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So I chopped up some romain and added the usual suspects for a green
salad,
tomatoes, radishes, cuke, onion, red bell pepper, mushroom.
I then chopped up a chicken breast pan fried it with some sour cream and
taco seasoning added at the end...Wilted chicken taco salad was born when
I
added the shredded cheese to the greens and poured the pan of still warm
tacofied chicken chunks and sauce over it..


Having found corn tortillas!!!! in a local supermarket that carries some
foreign food, I made sorta tacos. They were sorta good. But these
tortillas, larger than usual, took forever to crisp. The recipes on the
side were for enchiladas in 3 languages, all latin derived. Do they make a
much softer tortilla for enchiladas? The brand was Old El Paso.

The cost a bomb, though. 8 tortillas for about $4.50 US.


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"hahabogus" ha scritto nel messaggio
...
So I chopped up some romain and added the usual suspects for a green
salad,
tomatoes, radishes, cuke, onion, red bell pepper, mushroom.
I then chopped up a chicken breast pan fried it with some sour cream and
taco seasoning added at the end...Wilted chicken taco salad was born when
I
added the shredded cheese to the greens and poured the pan of still warm
tacofied chicken chunks and sauce over it..


Having found corn tortillas!!!! in a local supermarket that carries some
foreign food, I made sorta tacos. They were sorta good. But these
tortillas, larger than usual, took forever to crisp. The recipes on the
side were for enchiladas in 3 languages, all latin derived. Do they make a
much softer tortilla for enchiladas? The brand was Old El Paso.

The cost a bomb, though. 8 tortillas for about $4.50 US.

Holy moly $4.50 for 8 tortillas. Would it be cheaper to have someone
send you some masa de maiz and make your own? I don't know how much it
costs to send things to Italy but dang, it can't help but think it
would be cheaper.

For enchiladas, just barely cook the tortrillas in oil until pliable
enough to fill and roll. When my dad would make his world famous Irish
enchiladas he'd warm up some enchilada sauce in a skillet and quickly
cook the tortillas in that until soft enough to roll.

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On Jul 27, 2:05*am, "Giusi" wrote:

Having found corn tortillas!!!! in a local supermarket that carries some
foreign food, I made sorta tacos. *They were sorta good. *But these
tortillas, larger than usual, took forever to crisp. *The recipes on the
side were for enchiladas in 3 languages, all latin derived. *Do they make a
much softer tortilla for enchiladas? *The brand was Old El Paso.

The cost a bomb, though. *8 tortillas for about $4.50 US.


Wow, that's costly. I thought the lure of Mexican food had spread
more efficiently than that. I don't suppose you can find tortilla
masa in the stores over there? At that price it would be worthwhile
for you to ask someone to send you a bag of masa and a tortilla press.

It reminds me of the base I served at in southern Japan some 40 years
ago. The service club there served a late night snack of fried
tacos. Hamburger, bottled taco seasonings and taco sauce probably
also by El Paso at that time and those same canned tortillas. Memory
says they were crispy enough but obviously fried in a lot of fat,
probably lard back then. They were just the thing to settle your
stomach after a night of drinking down at "the village." Three for 65
cents. Back then the yen was fixed at 360 to the dollar....... -
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So I chopped up some romain and added the usual suspects for a green
salad,
tomatoes, radishes, cuke, onion, red bell pepper, mushroom.
I then chopped up a chicken breast pan fried it with some sour cream and
taco seasoning added at the end...Wilted chicken taco salad was born when
I
added the shredded cheese to the greens and poured the pan of still warm
tacofied chicken chunks and sauce over it..

Sounds really good.


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Giusi wrote:

But these
tortillas, larger than usual, took forever to crisp. The recipes on the
side were for enchiladas in 3 languages, all latin derived. Do they make a
much softer tortilla for enchiladas? The brand was Old El Paso.

The cost a bomb, though. 8 tortillas for about $4.50 US.




They aren't much cheaper here these days.

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On Jul 27, 2:05 am, "Giusi" wrote:
They cost a bomb, though. 8 tortillas for about $4.50 US.


Wow, that's costly. I thought the lure of Mexican food had spread
more efficiently than that. I don't suppose you can find tortilla
masa in the stores over there?
aem

Bigger cities have some Mexican type things. I could buy masa at Rome, but
a train to Rome and back is a lot more than US$4.50, so until I have another
reason to go... I have a tortilla press waiting.


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"koko" ha scritto nel messaggio +0200, "Giusi"

wrote:
They cost a bomb, though. 8 tortillas for about $4.50 US.

Holy moly $4.50 for 8 tortillas. Would it be cheaper to have someone
send you some masa de maiz and make your own? I don't know how much it
costs to send things to Italy but dang, it can't help but think it
would be cheaper.


The USPS has dropped regular mail to foreign countries and you must use
airmail. It means it is never cheaper to send things here. I ordered books
from Amazon-- paperbacks-- to try to use some of my stimulus check in the US
and for maybe 10 paperbacks the postage was $56.00.

For enchiladas, just barely cook the tortrillas in oil until pliable
enough to fill and roll.


Yeah, but I wanted a TACO! We used to do taco night on Friday with some
friends and I have many warm memories of that.


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Giusi wrote:

"aem" ha scritto nel messaggio
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On Jul 27, 2:05 am, "Giusi" wrote:
They cost a bomb, though. 8 tortillas for about $4.50 US.


Wow, that's costly. I thought the lure of Mexican food had spread
more efficiently than that. I don't suppose you can find tortilla
masa in the stores over there?
aem

Bigger cities have some Mexican type things. I could buy masa at Rome, but
a train to Rome and back is a lot more than US$4.50, so until I have another
reason to go... I have a tortilla press waiting.


Can roll/pat out the masa by hand in any case if you didn't have a
press. We could send you some dried masa harina for tortilla making. Or
else send you a pack of corn tortillas, which are very cheap around
here.

That same Old El Paso company makes taco kits, which I've seen in the
UK. Any of those around your place?


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That same Old El Paso company makes taco kits, which I've seen in the
UK. Any of those around your place?


Yje rest of the TexMex is Umcle Ben's all the tortillas are all flour.


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Giusi wrote:

I ordered books
from Amazon-- paperbacks-- to try to use some of my stimulus check in the US
and for maybe 10 paperbacks the postage was $56.00.


From Amazon directly, or from Amazon "Marketplace"? If the former, why
don't you order from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.de? Postage to Italy is
something like 4 or 6 euros, no matter how many books you order, even
if they come from America. I have it even better here, as Amazon.de
does not charge any postage for books delivered to German addresses.

ObFood: Crescentini salate, from _Traditional Recipes from Florence_ by
Carla Geri Camporesi.

Victor

Crescentini salate
Savoury shapes

500 g (1 lb 2 oz) flour, 20 g (1 oz) butter or lard, 1 scant tbsp baking
powder, stock, salt, extra virgin olive oil

Put the flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and the butter or lard on
to a pastry board and mix the ingredients together, adding enough stock
to make a soft, well kneaded dough. Roll this out into a square of
about 20 cm. Fold it in four and roll it out again. Repeat this
procedure four or five times, then roll the dough out to a thickness of
about 5 mm, and cut it into diamond shapes. Put oil or lard, or a
mixture of the two, into a frying pan and heat well, the fat must be
boiling. Fry the little shapes a few at a time. Turn the over as soon
as one side starts to brown, being careful not to pierce them. Put the
shapes on to a dish lined with absorbent paper, salt lightly and serve
hot.
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Victor Sack wrote:

Crescentini salate
Savoury shapes

500 g (1 lb 2 oz) flour, 20 g (1 oz) butter or lard, 1 scant tbsp baking
powder, stock, salt, extra virgin olive oil

Put the flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and the butter or lard on
to a pastry board and mix the ingredients together, adding enough stock
to make a soft, well kneaded dough. Roll this out into a square of
about 20 cm. Fold it in four and roll it out again. Repeat this
procedure four or five times, then roll the dough out to a thickness of
about 5 mm, and cut it into diamond shapes. Put oil or lard, or a
mixture of the two, into a frying pan and heat well, the fat must be
boiling. Fry the little shapes a few at a time. Turn the over as soon
as one side starts to brown, being careful not to pierce them. Put the
shapes on to a dish lined with absorbent paper, salt lightly and serve
hot.




That sounds wonderful.
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"Victor Sack" ha scritto nel messaggio Giusi
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I ordered books
from Amazon-- paperbacks-- to try to use some of my stimulus check in the
US
and for maybe 10 paperbacks the postage was $56.00.


From Amazon directly, or from Amazon "Marketplace"? If the former, why
don't you order from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.de? Postage to Italy is
something like 4 or 6 euros, no matter how many books you order, even
if they come from America. I have it even better here, as Amazon.de
does not charge any postage for books delivered to German addresses.

Victor


Because if I spend it in Europe, it doesn't stimulate the USA?

My experience with postage from UK is way more costly than yours. Perhaps
distance? I paid more than that once for a single DVD that was shipped
separately against my orders.


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"Gloria P" ha scritto nel messaggio
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Victor Sack wrote:

Crescentini salate
Savoury shapes

That sounds wonderful.
gloria p


They are great, GP, but I use only olive oil or lard and olive oil mixed.
We press various herbs into them and eat them before a meal with wine.




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