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[#] Wed Oct 08 2008 14:25:15 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Gorgonzola is the most fun-pronouncable food in existance.

[#] Wed Oct 08 2008 15:04:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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"I do like a bit of Gorgonzola."

-- Wallace and Gromit

[#] Wed Oct 08 2008 20:13:45 EDT from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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Cheese -mm...favourite is Grueyere. But Gouda as well as Emmethal, Edam and sometimes Provolone.

 

I can't understand Limburger cheese at all, though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limburger_cheese 



[#] Wed Oct 08 2008 22:29:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Funny how the Limburger article links to the Muenster article -- and if you go solely by the photos, the Limburger looks far more appetizing than the Muenster.

[#] Fri Oct 10 2008 21:02:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So tonight I decided I really wanted a bowl of chili, but I didn't have a lot of time, so I decided to risk forfeiting my stature as a foodie and try a packet of McCormick chili seasoning mix.

Surprisingly, it's pretty decent. Not "great" but definitely good enough to satisfy a chili craving. I opted for the "hot" chili seasoning and it's got a decent kick.

Of course, I did diverge from the directions a bit. :) I added chopped onions to the meat while cooking it, which just makes sense ... and instead of simmering it for 10 minutes on the stove, I went for about 20 minutes in a pressure cooker. Garnished with some shredded cheddar and accompanied by a cold beer, it got the job done.

Good thing I'm the only one home tonight because no one else in my family eats chili. (IGlet will eat a little bit, but he's not home, so it doesn't matter.)

[#] Sat Oct 11 2008 03:16:54 EDT from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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Wouldn't Tabasco work as well for the 'kick'?

[#] Sat Oct 11 2008 11:47:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Well, yes, if I wanted it even hotter I could have added some hot sauce. Tabasco is reliable as a known quantity when you're eating at a restaurant but at home by poison of choice is Louisiana brand hot sauce.

[#] Sat Oct 11 2008 12:31:08 EDT from rudolf @ Uncensored

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I can sometimes find Limburger cheese here in WNC, usually at Lowe's Foods. The other stuff: handkase, is hard to find. Handkase is the stuff most folks think Limburger is, smelly.

[#] Sat Oct 11 2008 13:44:59 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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I like the ortega taco seasoning mix.

I tried a different brand and it was icky.



[#] Sat Oct 11 2008 18:40:16 EDT from girthta @ Uncensored

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I've used McCormicks for chili and it is good. You can't be expected to be a foodie all the time... sometimes you just gotta git it done.

we got a new crockpot- a new wave one with loads of gizmos and junk. First thing I made in it was lasagna with a recipe I've never tried. Actually, I've never made lasagna in a crockpot before but I'm tired of paying for lasagna and it's a real bitch to make. I'm trying to help Dan on WEdnesdays because that day is a real chore for him...

Anyway. The lasagna was burnt to a friggin' crisp according to the recipe. I have made pork roast with sauer kraut and that came out well.

This week... I dunno. Looking like chili...



[#] Sat Oct 11 2008 23:38:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I can't even imagine how one would attempt to make lasagna in a crock pot.

Take it from a genuine Italian ... if you don't have the time to make lasagna, don't fake it -- make a tray of baked ziti instead.

[#] Sun Oct 12 2008 02:11:38 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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ah yes - my "fake"

I make spaghetti, melt cheese on top, and eat it with cottage cheese on the side. Better yet is when I can find the veggie "meatballs." For some unknown reason, many stores carry their veggie stuff (all the same brand) in every form except meatball. Quite annoying, really.

It's nothing like lasagne, but it helps with some of the same cravings.

(when you consider that I can't have it with meat anyway)



[#] Sun Oct 12 2008 13:07:45 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm, tabasco tastes more for vinager than being spicy. Chilipowder is the real thing to spice up stuff.

[#] Sun Oct 12 2008 15:42:07 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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BRATWURST ON A HAMBURGER BUN!!!!!

[#] Sun Oct 12 2008 19:37:10 EDT from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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Why Tip?

“How do you feel about eliminating tipping?” he asked them.

http://tinyurl.com/4w88f2 



[#] Tue Oct 14 2008 09:30:13 EDT from BOFHMike @ My Castle Wall

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Actually a good article.  Having friends in the resteraunt business, I can see how getting rid of the tip and moving to a service charge would be helpful for the staff.  As a customer, I would perfer to NOT see the "service charge" on the bill, be told not to tip, be given the option to donate, and have the food prices nudged up.  This would, of course, have to be at a "better" quality eatery.  (Red Lobster or Applebees isn't going to get away with adding 15% to their meal costs, but Bonefish Grill could.)  Places that routeinely trip over themself to give good service are going to get away with this easier then places that have a hard time getting their names right. ;)

 

Sun Oct 12 2008 23:37:10 UTC from flynnfx@uncnsrd (Uncensored)

Why Tip?

“How do you feel about eliminating tipping?” he asked them.

http://tinyurl.com/4w88f2 



[#] Tue Oct 14 2008 11:21:47 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I wouldn't mind an 18% service charge tacked on the bill, as in Europe. I don't think that was phase me at all.

[#] Tue Oct 14 2008 11:50:07 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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I would prefer for waitstaff to be paid an appropriate salary like any other employee. Why should I, the customer, be in charge of the waiters paycheck?
If I am paying their wages then put me in charge of hiring and firing as well...

[#] Tue Oct 14 2008 12:09:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Waiters seem to like the current tipping system because it is very easy for them to lie on their tax returns about how much they earned in tips.

[#] Tue Oct 14 2008 12:47:30 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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But, waiters bitch and complain with each other, jockeying over customers and other stuff, leading to a fucked up working environment where less emphasis is made over the quality of the service, rather than focusing on getting the tips.

And tipping doesn't seem to map to the quality of the service, as you'd expect.
Some people give nice tips for lousy service.

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