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JimLane
 
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sf wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 10:04:40 -0500, "Jessica V."
> > wrote:
>
>
>> Being out of something I always have like garlic, onions
>> me batty.

>
>
> Ditto!
>
> sf


Yeah, like forgetting to check the propane for the barbecue! Oh well,
broiled had to suffice.


jim
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On 22 Feb 2005 11:41:13 -0800, "scrooge" > wrote:

>
>I bought a new pepper grinder about a year ago. Its primary appeal was
>its "easy fill" character: the clear plastic top simply unscrews from
>the grinder bottom, so there's a good size hole to dump new peppercorns
>into.
>
>Except that the second or third time I tried to fill it the damn' top
>wouldn't unscrew! I've tried the rubber holder-onners, even tried
>vise-grips (but they're too small to tighten down).
>
>I've also tried soaking the (plastic) screw ring in hot water... no
>help.
>
>At this point I'm reduced to using pre-ground pepper, which EVERYONE
>knows is not a good alternative.
>
>Short of breaking the top off, I'm out of ideas as well as out of
>pepper.
>

Maybe a neighbor will lend you a larger vise-grip.



Rodney Myrvaagnes NYC J36 Gjo/a


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"Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote in message
...
>
> I aim to please.
>
> The gravy was hideous, but Dad served it anyway.


"Hey, look! Mashed potatoes with caramel sauce!....yummmmm..." :-)

(Although then I'd be REALLY concerned about what might show
up on the dessert...)

Bob M.



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"Cindy Fuller" > wrote in message
...
> One thing you learn over the years is that you NEVER let on to your
> guests or SO when you've done such a thing--provided the food is still
> edible. I've made the mistake of adding too much Thai curry paste to
> dishes and wound up with smoke coming out my ears.


The only problem with that strategy is that quite often the SO
and I have significantly different views of exactly where "edible"
ends. My favorite "flat tire" experience was from quite a few
years ago, when I was just getting started in terms of any sort
of cooking beyond Creative Defrosting...and had the unfortunate
belief that you could put pretty much anything you liked into
an omelet, and it would come out just fine.

Looking back, though, the exact point where it probably started to
go south on me was when I got the idea that putting the ketchup
IN the eggs would be a good thing...and don't ask about the rest...


Bob M.



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On Wed 23 Feb 2005 12:33:11p, Bob Myers wrote in rec.food.cooking:

>
> "Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>> I aim to please.
>>
>> The gravy was hideous, but Dad served it anyway.

>
> "Hey, look! Mashed potatoes with caramel sauce!....yummmmm..." :-)
>
> (Although then I'd be REALLY concerned about what might show
> up on the dessert...)
>
> Bob M.


Chocolate Torte with Anchovy Glaze.

Wayne



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..What's your most frustrating "flat tire"?

Accidental substitution of baking powder for baking soda or the other
way around. I do this from time to time in baked goods when I'm not
reading carefully. It's not a disaster in cookies, but when it comes
to lemon bars and I screw up the quantitiy as well, it makes for a real
mess in the oven!!!

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Having been wed at 16, and no cooking experience, my husbands dear
grandmother donated a few jars of various items she had canned. She
canned all kinds of things including chickens. I made supper...meat,
potatoes and vegetable.....sliced beets......ever heat up pickled
beets???? LOL Hubby said he could smell it all the way down the hall of
the apartment building....

Name withheld....LOL

Julia Altshuler wrote:
>
> There's a charming story in one of the "Little House" books by Laura
> Ingalls Wilder. She's young (still in her teens), newly married, and
> cooking for the hired help who have come to harvest the grain (who are
> all considerably older than she is). She discovers that helping her
> mother and being in charge of the whole hotel are 2 different things.
> She serves a pie that she's completely forgotten to put any sugar in.
> One of the men at the table lifts the crust off the pie, puts a spoonful
> of sugar from the sugar bowl on the fruit before replacing the crust and
> makes a comment about how that's the best way to make pie so each man
> can choose the right amount of sugar on it for him. Then he winks at
> her to let her know that he knew it was a plain mistake. She's mortified.
>
> As for me, I make so many of these types of small errors in the kitchen
> that I wouldn't know where to begin listing them. I go back to the
> recipe and check and recheck. A lot of times I find that the error
> leads to a new creation that isn't half bad.
>
> --Lia

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"Bob Myers" >, if that's their real name,
wrote:

>"Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote in message
.. .
>>
>> I aim to please.
>>
>> The gravy was hideous, but Dad served it anyway.

>
>"Hey, look! Mashed potatoes with caramel sauce!....yummmmm..." :-)


It was sort of a sweet and sour effect. Not sure why it would taste sour.
Hell, I probably dumped curdled milk in there for all I know.

>(Although then I'd be REALLY concerned about what might show
>up on the dessert...)


ROFLMAO!

I just had another flat tire. I made a batch of Jell-O custard, which I
microwaved in a large Pyrex measuring cup (much easier to dispense into
serving dishes that way). Well, I measured out two cups of milk instead of
one, nuked according to directions, put them in their little custard cups,
and took an all-day nap.

Got up an hour or so ago, and they were completely runny. So, I added
another packet (I know, I'm a failure as a cook), another yolk, and
re-cooked it.

Final result is grainy and totally unappealing. I hadn't seen the stuff in
decades, and just wanted to see if I still liked it. I'm still not sure.

Carol
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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"Bob Myers" >, if that's their real name,
wrote:

>Looking back, though, the exact point where it probably started to
>go south on me was when I got the idea that putting the ketchup
>IN the eggs would be a good thing...and don't ask about the rest...


And this, coming from a man who was just picking on me for my caramel
gravy. LOL!

Carol
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_


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Wayne Boatwright >, if that's their real name, wrote:

>On Wed 23 Feb 2005 12:33:11p, Bob Myers wrote in rec.food.cooking:
>
>> "Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>>
>>> The gravy was hideous, but Dad served it anyway.

>>
>> "Hey, look! Mashed potatoes with caramel sauce!....yummmmm..." :-)
>>
>> (Although then I'd be REALLY concerned about what might show
>> up on the dessert...)
>>
>> Bob M.

>
>Chocolate Torte with Anchovy Glaze.
>
>Wayne


YOU GUYS! Just wait. You'll get yours. Some time, some how, some where.

Carol, GORMAY
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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biig >, if that's their real name, wrote:

> Having been wed at 16, and no cooking experience, my husbands dear
>grandmother donated a few jars of various items she had canned. She
>canned all kinds of things including chickens. I made supper...meat,
>potatoes and vegetable.....sliced beets......ever heat up pickled
>beets???? LOL Hubby said he could smell it all the way down the hall of
>the apartment building....
>
> Name withheld....LOL


That one is priceless!

Carol
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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On Wed 23 Feb 2005 05:20:52p, Damsel in dis Dress wrote in rec.food.cooking:

> Wayne Boatwright >, if that's their real name, wrote:


>>Chocolate Torte with Anchovy Glaze.
>>
>>Wayne

>
> YOU GUYS! Just wait. You'll get yours. Some time, some how, some where.
>
> Carol, GORMAY


How can you be sure? Do you know someone who makes Chocolate Torte with
Ancovy Glaze? Ummmm...

Wayne
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Wayne Boatwright >, if that's their real name, wrote:

>On Wed 23 Feb 2005 05:20:52p, Damsel in dis Dress wrote in rec.food.cooking:
>
>> Wayne Boatwright >, if that's their real name, wrote:

>
>>>Chocolate Torte with Anchovy Glaze.
>>>
>>>Wayne

>>
>> YOU GUYS! Just wait. You'll get yours. Some time, some how, some where.
>>
>> Carol, GORMAY

>
>How can you be sure? Do you know someone who makes Chocolate Torte with
>Ancovy Glaze? Ummmm...
>
>Wayne


<Damsel punches Wayne> Be expecting a package, dear one ....

Carol
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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scrooge wrote:
> I bought a new pepper grinder about a year ago. Its primary appeal

was
> its "easy fill" character: the clear plastic top simply unscrews from
> the grinder bottom, so there's a good size hole to dump new

peppercorns
> into.
>
> Except that the second or third time I tried to fill it the damn' top
> wouldn't unscrew! I've tried the rubber holder-onners, even tried
> vise-grips (but they're too small to tighten down).
>
> I've also tried soaking the (plastic) screw ring in hot water... no
> help.
>
> At this point I'm reduced to using pre-ground pepper, which EVERYONE
> knows is not a good alternative.
>
> Short of breaking the top off, I'm out of ideas as well as out of
> pepper.
>
> Scrooge
>
> (PS: Obviously any ideas will be welcomed. I do love freshly ground
> pepper.)


Mine did the same thing. I have started buying the disposable grinders
at the grocery.....They are full of peppercorns but instead of a shaker
there';s a grinder top. When it's empty you discard the bottle and buy
a new one, no refills.



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From: "Jude" >
To: "Bob Myers" >
Subject: Flat Tires in the Kitchen
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 18:31:47 -0800

Bob Myers wrote:
> "Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote in message
> ...
> >
> > I aim to please.
> >
> > The gravy was hideous, but Dad served it anyway.

>
> "Hey, look! Mashed potatoes with caramel sauce!....yummmmm..." :-)
>
> (Although then I'd be REALLY concerned about what might show
> up on the dessert...)
>
> Bob M.


Actually, we used to make 'meatloaf and mashed potatoes and gravy' for
April Fool's Day dessert that was really a loaf of chocolate quick
bread with whipped cream and caramel sauce. poppy seeds sprinkled over
to look like pepper.

Also made "glazed turkey donuts" for dinner....chopped turkey burgers
with a hole in 'em, w

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On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 05:00:08 GMT, Rick Rider
> wrote:

>Terry, an old admirer of your posts to rsg says hello.


Rick! And backatcha. Great to hear from you! It got to be such an
incessant flame war in rsg that I just gave up - and I posted there
for like 10 years! Glad to see you on this ng.

OB: food: had occasion to make the following for the first time in a
while - man, I'd forgotten how good it is. Could even make the memory
of a triple bogey less painful :-)

@@@@@ Now You're Cooking! Export Format

Peach And Mixed-Berry Crisp

desserts

2 large peaches, peeled, pitted, chopped (a; bout 2 cups)
1 cups blueberries (about 6 ounces; )
1 1/3 cups raspberries (about 6 ounces)
1 1/3 cups blackberries (about 5.6 ounces)
cup sugar
2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup all purpose flour
cup (packed) light brown sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
butter pecan ice cream or vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter 8x8x2'/2-inch square baking dish. Toss
fruit,
sugar and 2 tablespoons flour in large bowl to combine. Transfer to
prepared baking dish. Bake fruit until juices bubble, stir*ring
occasionally, about 40 minutes. Bake without stirring another 5
minutes.
Remove from oven. Increase oven tern-peratureto400 F

Meanwhile, whisk remaining cup flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and
salt in
medium bowl to blend. Add butter and rub in with fingertips until
small
moist clumps form. Sprinkle topping evenly over hot fruit in dish.

Bake crisp until topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool
slightly
Serve warm with ice cream.

Yield: 8 servings

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
AAC(F)BV66.0748.CA


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old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

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Sounds just like my sad story..the other day I was making some simple
oatmeal raisin cookies, but when I got the part where you add the oatmeal to
the dough..you guessed it, I looked and there was about 3 spoonfuls in the
container! My wife thought it was hilarious when I asked her what I could
substitute for oatmeal in oatmeal cookies....
Luckily some quick thinking ( on her part) saved the day, she quickly
whipped out her cell phone and bartered a dozen cookie futures for a fresh
can of oatmeal from my neighbor across the street, and in the end we all had
dessert that night.

--

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"Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote in message
...
>
> I was making ginger snaps and found out when the dough was almost all
> mixed
> that I didn't have any ginger. Called my mom and asked this highly
> intelligent question. "Can you make ginger snaps without ginger?" A day
> that will live in infamy.
>



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On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 07:36:01 GMT, "Mikey S." > wrote:

>Sounds just like my sad story..the other day I was making some simple
>oatmeal raisin cookies, but when I got the part where you add the oatmeal to
>the dough..you guessed it, I looked and there was about 3 spoonfuls in the
>container! My wife thought it was hilarious when I asked her what I could
>substitute for oatmeal in oatmeal cookies....


In a similar situation, I substituted Red River Cereal (flax, rye and
wheat). I presoaked it in some of the recipe's liquid (milk) for about
fifteen minutes, and then proceeded as usual.

I called the result "seed muffins".

Bulgur,couscous, barley pearls or groats would work as well.

SHirley Hicks
Toronto, Ontario
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Jessica V. > wrote:
> -L. wrote:
>
>> Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then
>> BAM! - a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of
>> the right kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is
>> diced, etc.?
>>
>> What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder
>> or forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that
>> or dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
>>
>> -L.

>
> There was that pot of chili I made once where instead of 1 t.
> cayenne and 3 T. New Mexico chile powder I reversed them. The
> horror.


Ye cats! You *have* to put in more of the chile powder than that. 3
T. each sounds about right :d

Anyhow, being out of coffee beans in the morning really chafes, and
it's even worse when guests are over.

Cheers,
D
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In article >, Dog3
> wrote:

> The worst thing I've done is leaving the sugar out of a pumpkin cake.
> I got it baked and it was awful. I had to remake it at 10pm. It was
> for a work party.


A friend of ours forgot the sugar in the pumpkin pie this year. They
have six kids, and they have been trained to eat well, as their mother
works hard to make their meals and their dad works hard to feed them.
Her eldest son grimaced and bravely ate his way through an entire slice
without complaining at all.

Regards,
Ranee

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