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  1. #1
    Alan Holbrook Guest

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    somebody <[email protected]> wrote in news:c3753c50-1f02-4663-9ae2-
    [email protected]:

    > On May 9, 9:49*am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> There were leftover mashed potatoes, so I sauteed some Fresno chilies
    >> and mixed them into the potatoes, then made patties and fried them.
    >> The result was a very happy wife. *I even had one, having hit my
    >> lowest weight in years this morning, 163.6.
    >>
    >> --Bryan

    >
    > Sounds good... The only thing I miss about Boston is the potato
    > latkes. And the eggplant Parmesan subs. Two things.
    >


    Last time I checked, there were still two Jewish delis in Brookline, both
    of which served very good latkes...

  2. #2
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Alan Holbrook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.247...
    > somebody <[email protected]> wrote in news:c3753c50-1f02-4663-9ae2-
    > [email protected]:
    >
    >> On May 9, 9:49 am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>> There were leftover mashed potatoes, so I sauteed some Fresno chilies
    >>> and mixed them into the potatoes, then made patties and fried them.
    >>> The result was a very happy wife. I even had one, having hit my
    >>> lowest weight in years this morning, 163.6.
    >>>
    >>> --Bryan

    >>
    >> Sounds good... The only thing I miss about Boston is the potato
    >> latkes. And the eggplant Parmesan subs. Two things.
    >>

    >
    > Last time I checked, there were still two Jewish delis in Brookline, both
    > of which served very good latkes...



    They're simple to make. My Scottish grandmother made leftover mashed potato
    pancakes. Of course they're delicious and I usually make extra mashed
    potatoes just so I can make the potato pancakes But my German
    grandmother made shredded potato pancakes/latkes. They're simple to make,
    why would you need to find a Jewish deli to enjoy them?

    Finely shred 4-6 russet potatoes and squeeze the excess moisture out in a
    cotton towel. Finely mince a small onion. Combine the shredded potatoes
    and onion in a mixing bowl with two beaten eggs, a couple of tablespoons of
    flour, about a teaspoon of baking powder and salt & pepper to taste. Form
    into patties and fry them in a skillet. Voila!

    Jill


  3. #3
    Gary Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:
    >
    > They're simple to make. My Scottish grandmother made leftover mashed potato
    > pancakes. Of course they're delicious and I usually make extra mashed
    > potatoes just so I can make the potato pancakes But my German
    > grandmother made shredded potato pancakes/latkes. They're simple to make,
    > why would you need to find a Jewish deli to enjoy them?
    >
    > Finely shred 4-6 russet potatoes and squeeze the excess moisture out in a
    > cotton towel. Finely mince a small onion. Combine the shredded potatoes
    > and onion in a mixing bowl with two beaten eggs, a couple of tablespoons of
    > flour, about a teaspoon of baking powder and salt & pepper to taste. Form
    > into patties and fry them in a skillet. Voila!
    >
    > Jill


    Sounds good but basically hash browns to me.

  4. #4
    gtr Guest

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    On 2012-05-15 18:41:47 +0000, Gary said:

    > jmcquown wrote:
    >>
    >> They're simple to make. My Scottish grandmother made leftover mashed potato
    >> pancakes. Of course they're delicious and I usually make extra mashed
    >> potatoes just so I can make the potato pancakes But my German
    >> grandmother made shredded potato pancakes/latkes. They're simple to make,
    >> why would you need to find a Jewish deli to enjoy them?
    >>
    >> Finely shred 4-6 russet potatoes and squeeze the excess moisture out in a
    >> cotton towel. Finely mince a small onion. Combine the shredded potatoes
    >> and onion in a mixing bowl with two beaten eggs, a couple of tablespoons of
    >> flour, about a teaspoon of baking powder and salt & pepper to taste. Form
    >> into patties and fry them in a skillet. Voila!
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    > Sounds good but basically hash browns to me.


    Isn't "basically" just a way of disregarding the specific distinctions?
    And so coq au vin is *basically* a tough boiled chicken, right?

    This last weekend the wife made basically a regular ol' cheese omelet.
    But with excellent gruyere and very fresh herbs de provence we were
    extolling its vast splendors. Our enthusiasm clearly needed tamping
    with some good old midwestern pragmatism.



  5. #5
    Gary Guest

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    gtr wrote:
    >
    > On 2012-05-15 18:41:47 +0000, Gary said:
    >
    > > jmcquown wrote:
    > >>
    > >> They're simple to make. My Scottish grandmother made leftover mashed potato
    > >> pancakes. Of course they're delicious and I usually make extra mashed
    > >> potatoes just so I can make the potato pancakes But my German
    > >> grandmother made shredded potato pancakes/latkes. They're simple to make,
    > >> why would you need to find a Jewish deli to enjoy them?
    > >>
    > >> Finely shred 4-6 russet potatoes and squeeze the excess moisture out in a
    > >> cotton towel. Finely mince a small onion. Combine the shredded potatoes
    > >> and onion in a mixing bowl with two beaten eggs, a couple of tablespoons of
    > >> flour, about a teaspoon of baking powder and salt & pepper to taste. Form
    > >> into patties and fry them in a skillet. Voila!
    > >>
    > >> Jill

    > >
    > > Sounds good but basically hash browns to me.

    >
    > Isn't "basically" just a way of disregarding the specific distinctions?
    > And so coq au vin is *basically* a tough boiled chicken, right?


    The egg and flour/baking powder is the difference but they sound like they
    would taste about the same to me. That's all I meant. Regardless both would
    be tasty.

    As for coq au vin....yum, haven't made that in forever but is certainly is
    NOT just a tough boiled chicken. You at least forgot the wine.

    You just want to argue today, don't you?

    Gary

  6. #6
    gtr Guest

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    On 2012-05-15 19:02:22 +0000, Gary said:

    > gtr wrote:
    >>
    >> On 2012-05-15 18:41:47 +0000, Gary said:
    >>
    >>> jmcquown wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> They're simple to make. My Scottish grandmother made leftover mashed potato
    >>>> pancakes. Of course they're delicious and I usually make extra mashed
    >>>> potatoes just so I can make the potato pancakes But my German
    >>>> grandmother made shredded potato pancakes/latkes. They're simple to make,
    >>>> why would you need to find a Jewish deli to enjoy them?
    >>>>
    >>>> Finely shred 4-6 russet potatoes and squeeze the excess moisture out in a
    >>>> cotton towel. Finely mince a small onion. Combine the shredded potatoes
    >>>> and onion in a mixing bowl with two beaten eggs, a couple of tablespoons of
    >>>> flour, about a teaspoon of baking powder and salt & pepper to taste. Form
    >>>> into patties and fry them in a skillet. Voila!
    >>>>
    >>>> Jill
    >>>
    >>> Sounds good but basically hash browns to me.

    >>
    >> Isn't "basically" just a way of disregarding the specific distinctions?
    >> And so coq au vin is *basically* a tough boiled chicken, right?

    >
    > The egg and flour/baking powder is the difference but they sound like they
    > would taste about the same to me. That's all I meant. Regardless both would
    > be tasty.
    >
    > As for coq au vin....yum, haven't made that in forever but is certainly is
    > NOT just a tough boiled chicken. You at least forgot the wine.


    Sure, but the wine is the distinction one can disregard to hammer the
    thing down to "basic".

    > You just want to argue today, don't you?


    No, but it's true I'm reading the attitude/trajectory of rfc much more
    than the content as I adjust. It seems so frequently a hostile
    environment, that to some extent I'm measuring the tone/edge before
    even considering the subject.

    When in Rome...



  7. #7
    George M. Middius Guest

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    gtr wrote:

    > > You just want to argue today, don't you?

    >
    > No, but it's true I'm reading the attitude/trajectory of rfc much more
    > than the content as I adjust. It seems so frequently a hostile
    > environment, that to some extent I'm measuring the tone/edge before
    > even considering the subject.


    IMO, you shouldn't apologize for calling people on their lazy thinking
    or expression.


  8. #8
    BillyZoom Guest

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    On May 15, 3:36*pm, gtr <x...@yyy.zzz> wrote:
    > On 2012-05-15 19:02:22 +0000, Gary said:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > gtr wrote:

    >
    > >> On 2012-05-15 18:41:47 +0000, Gary said:

    >
    > >>> jmcquown wrote:

    >
    > >>>> They're simple to make. *My Scottish grandmother made leftover mashed potato
    > >>>> pancakes. * Of course they're delicious and I usually make extra mashed
    > >>>> potatoes just so I can make the potato pancakes *But my German
    > >>>> grandmother made shredded potato pancakes/latkes. *They're simple to make,
    > >>>> why would you need to find a Jewish deli to enjoy them?

    >
    > >>>> Finely shred 4-6 russet potatoes and squeeze the excess moisture outin a
    > >>>> cotton towel. *Finely mince a small onion. *Combine the shreddedpotatoes
    > >>>> and onion in a mixing bowl with two beaten eggs, a couple of tablespoons of
    > >>>> flour, about a teaspoon of baking powder and salt & pepper to taste.*Form
    > >>>> into patties and fry them in a skillet. *Voila!

    >
    > >>>> Jill

    >
    > >>> Sounds good but basically hash browns to me.

    >
    > >> Isn't "basically" just a way of disregarding the specific distinctions?
    > >> And so coq au vin is *basically* a tough boiled chicken, right?

    >
    > > The egg and flour/baking powder is the difference but they sound like they
    > > would taste about the same to me. That's all I meant. *Regardless both would
    > > be tasty.

    >
    > > As for coq au vin....yum, haven't made that in forever but is certainlyis
    > > NOT just a tough boiled chicken. *You at least forgot the wine. *

    >
    > Sure, but the wine is the distinction one can disregard to hammer the
    > thing down to "basic".
    >
    > > You just want to argue today, don't you? *

    >
    > No, but it's true I'm reading the attitude/trajectory of rfc much more
    > than the content as I adjust. It seems so frequently a hostile
    > environment, that to some extent I'm measuring the tone/edge before
    > even considering the subject.
    >
    > When in Rome...


    Why don't you just jam it up your ass and stay the **** out of here,
    dickbag? And no, that isn't meant to be a joke. I've noticed you on
    several threads now and you really are a tiresome pantload. "I'm
    measuring the tone/edge..." - shut the **** up.

  9. #9
    George M. Middius Guest

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    Skidmark whined:

    > jam it up your ass and stay the **** out of here,
    > you really are a tiresome pantload.
    > shut the **** up.


    Having a worse day than usual, Mr. Teabags? It's a shame Usenet
    doesn't provide you with relief from the horrorshow of your life.
    Maybe you should go back to sniffing glue, or whatever you can afford.


  10. #10
    gtr Guest

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    On 2012-05-15 20:16:48 +0000, BillyZoom said:

    > Why don't you just … stay … out of here...


    Because with a little work avoiding a few people there's something to
    be gained from the task.



  11. #11
    BillyZoom Guest

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    On May 15, 5:10*pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Skidmark whined:
    >
    > > jam it up your ass and stay the **** out of here,
    > > you really are a tiresome *pantload.
    > > shut the **** up.

    >
    > Having a worse day than usual, Mr. Teabags? It's a shame Usenet
    > doesn't provide you with relief from the horrorshow of your life.
    > Maybe you should go back to sniffing glue, or whatever you can afford.


    Why am I not surprised that a genius like you would defend the ****wit?

  12. #12
    BillyZoom Guest

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    On May 15, 6:25*pm, gtr <x...@yyy.zzz> wrote:
    > On 2012-05-15 20:16:48 +0000, BillyZoom said:
    >
    > > Why don't you just stay out of here...

    >
    > Because with a little work avoiding a few people there's something to
    > be gained from the task.


    I agree. Unfortunately you're part of the problem. Asshole.

  13. #13
    George M. Middius Guest

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    Sgt. ****-for-Brains lashes out mindlessly.

    > > Skidmark whined:
    > >
    > > > jam it up your ass and stay the **** out of here,
    > > > you really are a tiresome *pantload.
    > > > shut the **** up.

    > >
    > > Having a worse day than usual, Mr. Teabags? It's a shame Usenet
    > > doesn't provide you with relief from the horrorshow of your life.
    > > Maybe you should go back to sniffing glue, or whatever you can afford.

    >
    > Why am I not surprised that a genius like you would defend the ****wit?


    Your standards for ****wittedness are peculiar, to say the least. You
    come across as incurably angry, besotted with inchoate rage, and
    usually drunk on the short-term analgesic of mindless hatred. No
    rational human being would take your side in this (or any) argument.



  14. #14
    gtr Guest

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    On 2012-05-15 22:41:38 +0000, BillyZoom said:

    > On May 15, 6:25*pm, gtr <x...@yyy.zzz> wrote:
    >> On 2012-05-15 20:16:48 +0000, BillyZoom said:
    >>
    >>> Why don't you just … stay … out of here...

    >>
    >> Because with a little work avoiding a few people there's something to
    >> be gained from the task.

    >
    > I agree. Unfortunately you're part of the problem. Asshole.


    Now that you've sorted through these difficult details, we can now
    avoid these little chats: I'll go on about my business while you track
    my activities and complain. Everybody's happy!


  15. #15
    BillyZoom Guest

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    On May 15, 7:13*pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Sgt. ****-for-Brains lashes out mindlessly.
    >
    > > > Skidmark whined:

    >
    > > > > jam it up your ass and stay the **** out of here,
    > > > > you really are a tiresome *pantload.
    > > > > shut the **** up.

    >
    > > > Having a worse day than usual, Mr. Teabags? It's a shame Usenet
    > > > doesn't provide you with relief from the horrorshow of your life.
    > > > Maybe you should go back to sniffing glue, or whatever you can afford..

    >
    > > Why am I not surprised that a genius like you would defend the ****wit?

    >
    > Your standards for ****wittedness are peculiar, to say the least. You
    > come across as incurably angry, besotted with inchoate rage, and
    > usually drunk on the short-term analgesic of mindless hatred. No
    > rational human being would take your side in this (or any) argument.


    Boring. As usual.

  16. #16
    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 15 May 2012 16:54:43 -0700, gtr <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 2012-05-15 22:41:38 +0000, BillyZoom said:
    >
    > > On May 15, 6:25*pm, gtr <x...@yyy.zzz> wrote:
    > >> On 2012-05-15 20:16:48 +0000, BillyZoom said:
    > >>
    > >>> Why don't you just stay out of here...
    > >>
    > >> Because with a little work avoiding a few people there's something to
    > >> be gained from the task.

    > >
    > > I agree. Unfortunately you're part of the problem. Asshole.

    >
    > Now that you've sorted through these difficult details, we can now
    > avoid these little chats: I'll go on about my business while you track
    > my activities and complain. Everybody's happy!


    Which is par for the course on RFC.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  17. #17
    Alan Holbrook Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    >
    > "Alan Holbrook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >> somebody <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:c3753c50-1f02-4663-9ae2-
    >> [email protected]:
    >>
    >>> On May 9, 9:49 am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>> There were leftover mashed potatoes, so I sauteed some Fresno
    >>>> chilies and mixed them into the potatoes, then made patties and
    >>>> fried them. The result was a very happy wife. I even had one,
    >>>> having hit my lowest weight in years this morning, 163.6.
    >>>>
    >>>> --Bryan
    >>>
    >>> Sounds good... The only thing I miss about Boston is the potato
    >>> latkes. And the eggplant Parmesan subs. Two things.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Last time I checked, there were still two Jewish delis in Brookline,
    >> both of which served very good latkes...

    >
    >
    > simple to make, why would you need to find a Jewish deli to enjoy
    > them?
    >


    Jill, by that logic, every restaurant in the world would go bankrupt.
    Why would you go to a steakhouse when you can grill at home? Why would
    you go to an Italian restaurant when you can make spahgetti at home? Why
    would you go out for breakfast when you can crack eggs at home?

    Dining out isn't just about the ease or difficulty of preparing food at
    home.

  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Alan Holbrook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.250...
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >>
    >> "Alan Holbrook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >>> somebody <[email protected]> wrote in
    >>> news:c3753c50-1f02-4663-9ae2-
    >>> [email protected]:
    >>>
    >>>> On May 9, 9:49 am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>>> There were leftover mashed potatoes, so I sauteed some Fresno
    >>>>> chilies and mixed them into the potatoes, then made patties and
    >>>>> fried them. The result was a very happy wife. I even had one,
    >>>>> having hit my lowest weight in years this morning, 163.6.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --Bryan
    >>>>
    >>>> Sounds good... The only thing I miss about Boston is the potato
    >>>> latkes. And the eggplant Parmesan subs. Two things.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Last time I checked, there were still two Jewish delis in Brookline,
    >>> both of which served very good latkes...

    >>
    >>
    >> simple to make, why would you need to find a Jewish deli to enjoy
    >> them?
    >>

    >
    > Jill, by that logic, every restaurant in the world would go bankrupt.
    > Why would you go to a steakhouse when you can grill at home? Why would
    > you go to an Italian restaurant when you can make spahgetti at home? Why
    > would you go out for breakfast when you can crack eggs at home?
    >
    > Dining out isn't just about the ease or difficulty of preparing food at
    > home.


    I have dined with a person who always say, "Never order in a restaurant what
    you can make at home!" To me this is a silly thing to say because you can
    really make pretty much anything at home, although it may be difficult to
    get some cuts of meat for home or if you can get them you may have to buy a
    lot more than you need.

    This person also had what was in my opinion a rather odd idea of what
    constituted a good restaurant. She liked it to look very fancy and she
    liked large portions so she could have something to take home. However...
    After taking me to a great many places like that, they really didn't have
    good food! And one of them had a very dated menu that included things like
    Beef Wellington. Oddly enough that same restaurant also had spaghetti on
    the menu and boasted of one of the largest selections of beer, ever.

    Her husband, although happy about the beer, really wanted to order the
    spaghetti. But he told me he would never hear the end of it if he did. So
    he ordered the Beef Wellington. He hadn't a clue what that was. I tried to
    tell him that he wouldn't like it. But he just muttered something about it
    being beef so it would have to be good.

    I ordered the spaghetti. It wasn't exactly good But it wasn't bad.
    Frankly I don't have really high expectations about spaghetti. It's fast
    and cheap and filling. He did not like his Wellington at all. Frankly I
    have never seen Beef Wellington in person before but I have seen it on
    cooking shows. Mainly vintage ones although oddly Gordon Ramsey did do it
    on Hell's Kitchen. The meat looked very fatty and it didn't look good at
    all.

    I go out to eat for a variety of reasons. One being dining with my parents
    or my brother. My brother and his wife do not cook. My mom cooks
    occasionally but doesn't like to and much prefers to go out to eat. So
    unless it is maybe Thanksgiving or Easter, we are probably going out to eat.
    Yes, we have gone out to eat then too. And often on Christmas Eve.

    I am out somewhere away from home and meal time rolls around. Now I have
    been known to find a grocery store and do an impromptu picnic but chances
    are we are going to be dining out in such a situation.

    I am on my way somewhere and haven't got time to go home. Most weeks we
    have a day where we go from the dance studio to doing the weekly grocery
    shopping. But it is at dinner time. So we usually stop to eat in between.
    Once in a while I'll be feeling especially cheap and we'll pick up something
    prepared at the store but the store we go to doesn't have much in the way of
    prepared food that we can or want to eat. So we do usually go out.

    It's winter and we've been snowed in for a week or two. I can't wait to get
    out of the house.

    It's summer and it's hot. We don't have AC and restaurants do! Well some
    of them do. Sadly we have found some that do not. And we did eat there in
    the summer. Gah!

    Or I am just want to eat something specific from a specific restaurant. Or
    maybe my daughter wants something. Or my husband.

    A new restaurant opens and we want to try the food. In the area where I
    live, there aren't a lot of good restaurants. I can remember when a really
    good one opened, some other diners exclaimed about how nice it was to not
    have to eat Mexican. And for some odd reason there are a lot of Mexican
    restaurants around here and many of them not very good. Sadly that
    restaurant just couldn't make it! They were always busy and the food was
    very good. But they just couldn't make enough money. Not sure if the rent
    was high or what. They have another location where we sometimes eat but I
    don't like it as well.

    Or maybe there is a restaurant that has been around for awhile but I've
    never heard of it before. And someone tells me it is good.



  19. #19
    Janet Guest

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    In article <jovurs$vo2$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...

    So
    > he ordered the Beef Wellington. He hadn't a clue what that was. I tried to
    > tell him that he wouldn't like it. <...> Frankly I have never seen

    Beef Wellington in person before but I have seen it on cooking shows.

    So you've never seen it, never tasted or eaten it, yet you know another
    person who loves beef, wouldn't like it?


    Janet


  20. #20
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 16/05/2012 8:02 AM, Janet wrote:
    > In article<jovurs$vo2$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > So
    >> he ordered the Beef Wellington. He hadn't a clue what that was. I tried to
    >> tell him that he wouldn't like it.<...> Frankly I have never seen

    > Beef Wellington in person before but I have seen it on cooking shows.
    >
    > So you've never seen it, never tasted or eaten it, yet you know another
    > person who loves beef, wouldn't like it?
    >
    >

    In Julie's world, the the words most often used to refer to food
    include "don't like" . Spaghetti and Beef Wellington in the same
    place?? You know it's going to be a great place.


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