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  1. #1
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Substitutions

    Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    substitution.

    Mine was nothing great - I had frozen TJ's potato pancakes in the
    freezer since the winter and I couldn't bear to throw them away, and I
    had leftover Sloppy Joe, so I had Sloppy Joe on potato pancakes instead
    of the usual hamburger or sandwich rolls - tasted different but was a
    pleasant change, actually. I'd do it again.

    -S-





  2. #2
    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On Aug 25, 1:38*pm, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    > Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    > in the kitchen. *You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    > substitution.
    >
    > Mine was nothing great - I had frozen TJ's potato pancakes in the
    > freezer since the winter and I couldn't bear to throw them away, and I
    > had leftover Sloppy Joe, so I had Sloppy Joe on potato pancakes instead
    > of the usual hamburger or sandwich rolls - tasted different but was a
    > pleasant change, actually. *I'd do it again.
    >
    > -S-


    We had leftover black beans and some hamburger from tacos the other
    night. I mixed them together, added some quacamole, some more diced
    onions, and some oyster crackers. Mixed the whole mess up and had an
    off the wall chili. Oh yeah...a big glop of cottage cheese in the
    middle. Sure beat eating with Andy.

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j36bsl$jlh$[email protected]..
    > Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    > in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    > substitution.
    >
    > Mine was nothing great - I had frozen TJ's potato pancakes in the freezer
    > since the winter and I couldn't bear to throw them away, and I had
    > leftover Sloppy Joe, so I had Sloppy Joe on potato pancakes instead of the
    > usual hamburger or sandwich rolls - tasted different but was a pleasant
    > change, actually. I'd do it again.


    I could not make really good gluten free biscuits. The end result was
    always waaay too sweet and the texture was off. So I served sausage gravy
    over baked potatoes.



  4. #4
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions


    "Chemo the Clown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Aug 25, 1:38 pm, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    > Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    > in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    > substitution.
    >
    > Mine was nothing great - I had frozen TJ's potato pancakes in the
    > freezer since the winter and I couldn't bear to throw them away, and I
    > had leftover Sloppy Joe, so I had Sloppy Joe on potato pancakes instead
    > of the usual hamburger or sandwich rolls - tasted different but was a
    > pleasant change, actually. I'd do it again.
    >
    > -S-


    We had leftover black beans and some hamburger from tacos the other
    night. I mixed them together, added some quacamole, some more diced
    onions, and some oyster crackers. Mixed the whole mess up and had an
    off the wall chili. Oh yeah...a big glop of cottage cheese in the
    middle. Sure beat eating with Andy.

    Actually I think Andy would eat that!



  5. #5
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    On Aug 25, 2:03*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "Chemo the Clown" <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]..
    > On Aug 25, 1:38 pm, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    > > in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    > > substitution.

    >
    > > Mine was nothing great - I had frozen TJ's potato pancakes in the
    > > freezer since the winter and I couldn't bear to throw them away, and I
    > > had leftover Sloppy Joe, so I had Sloppy Joe on potato pancakes instead
    > > of the usual hamburger or sandwich rolls - tasted different but was a
    > > pleasant change, actually. I'd do it again.

    >
    > > -S-

    >
    > We had leftover black beans and some hamburger from tacos the other
    > night. I mixed them together, added some quacamole, some more diced
    > onions, and some oyster crackers. Mixed the whole mess up and had an
    > off the wall chili. Oh yeah...a big glop of cottage cheese in the
    > middle. Sure beat eating with Andy.
    >
    > Actually I think Andy would eat that!


    Hey...I hoid dat!

  6. #6
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j36bsl$jlh$[email protected]..
    >> Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that"
    >> substitutions in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a
    >> straight 1-to-1 substitution.
    >>
    >> Mine was nothing great - I had frozen TJ's potato pancakes in the
    >> freezer since the winter and I couldn't bear to throw them away, and
    >> I had leftover Sloppy Joe, so I had Sloppy Joe on potato pancakes
    >> instead of the usual hamburger or sandwich rolls - tasted different
    >> but was a pleasant change, actually. I'd do it again.

    >
    > I could not make really good gluten free biscuits. The end result was
    > always waaay too sweet and the texture was off. So I served sausage
    > gravy over baked potatoes.


    Similar to mine - potatoes sub for baked goods.

    -S-



  7. #7
    Andy Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > We had leftover black beans and some hamburger from tacos the other
    > night. I mixed them together, added some quacamole, some more diced
    > onions, and some oyster crackers. Mixed the whole mess up and had an
    > off the wall chili. Oh yeah...a big glop of cottage cheese in the
    > middle. Sure beat eating with Andy.
    >
    > Actually I think Andy would eat that!



    Julie,

    Call me anything except late for dinner!!!

    <smootch>

    Andy

  8. #8
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    In article <j36bsl$jlh$[email protected]>,
    "Steve Freides" <steve@kbn[email protected]> wrote:

    > Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    > in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    > substitution.


    I don't know how creative or original this is, but I've used chard
    stems in place of celery before. It was good.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  9. #9
    Polly Esther Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:38:50 -0400, Steve Freides wrote:
    >
    >> Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    >> in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    >> substitution.

    >
    > Drink 24 ounces of vodka instead of 24 ounces of water.
    >
    > Heck, they're practically the same word in Russia (Voda/Vodka).
    >
    > -sw


    I substitute boiled potatoes for baked ones. Of course a lot depends on the
    potato, found some lovely Gold ones this week. They are easier to eat and
    we can pile on top whatever seems good at the moment or is available. No
    broccoli. Polly


  10. #10
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    On Aug 25, 1:38*pm, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    > Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    > in the kitchen. *You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    > substitution.
    >
    > Mine was nothing great - I had frozen TJ's potato pancakes in the
    > freezer since the winter and I couldn't bear to throw them away, and I
    > had leftover Sloppy Joe, so I had Sloppy Joe on potato pancakes instead
    > of the usual hamburger or sandwich rolls - tasted different but was a
    > pleasant change, actually. *I'd do it again.
    >
    > -S-


    Once when I was making chicken marsala, I thought I had some marsala
    in the pantry and I didn't. So I used red wine with a bit of brown
    sugar and it worked exceptionally well.


  11. #11
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > In article <j36bsl$jlh$[email protected]>,
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that"
    >> substitutions in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a
    >> straight 1-to-1 substitution.

    >
    > I don't know how creative or original this is, but I've used chard
    > stems in place of celery before. It was good.


    That sounds pretty original to me.

    (I wouldn't know a chard stem, or a chard, if you hit me over the head
    with one.)

    -S-

    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/




  12. #12
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Aug 25, 1:38 pm, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    >> Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that"
    >> substitutions in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a
    >> straight 1-to-1 substitution.
    >>
    >> Mine was nothing great - I had frozen TJ's potato pancakes in the
    >> freezer since the winter and I couldn't bear to throw them away, and
    >> I had leftover Sloppy Joe, so I had Sloppy Joe on potato pancakes
    >> instead of the usual hamburger or sandwich rolls - tasted different
    >> but was a pleasant change, actually. I'd do it again.
    >>
    >> -S-

    >
    > Once when I was making chicken marsala, I thought I had some marsala
    > in the pantry and I didn't. So I used red wine with a bit of brown
    > sugar and it worked exceptionally well.


    Not 1 to 1, but creative nonetheless - that's a good one in my book, and
    something to remember.

    -S-



  13. #13
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    In article <j36tb5$omm$[email protected]>,
    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > > In article <j36bsl$jlh$[email protected]>,
    > > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that"
    > >> substitutions in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a
    > >> straight 1-to-1 substitution.

    > >
    > > I don't know how creative or original this is, but I've used chard
    > > stems in place of celery before. It was good.

    >
    > That sounds pretty original to me.
    >
    > (I wouldn't know a chard stem, or a chard, if you hit me over the head
    > with one.)


    We see them at the grocery store as well as farmers' markets and
    loads of people grow them. They are beet greens that have been selected
    for having more green than beet. Very tasty, and worked quite nicely as
    cooked celery.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  14. #14
    isw Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    In article <j36bsl$jlh$[email protected]>,
    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    > in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    > substitution.


    If small quantities are called for in a recipe, I regularly use catsup
    instead of tomato paste (which I almost never have on hand).

    Isaac

  15. #15
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    Ranée at Arabian Knits <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> (I wouldn't know a chard stem, or a chard, if you hit me over the head
    >> with one.)


    >We see them at the grocery store as well as farmers' markets and
    >loads of people grow them. They are beet greens that have been selected
    >for having more green than beet. Very tasty, and worked quite nicely as
    >cooked celery.


    When I cook chard, I discard the stem if it is larger than
    diminutive. I think this is what many cooks do-- I don't recall
    seeing much for stems when I am served chard in a restaurant.


    Steve

  16. #16
    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:36:38 -0400, "Steve Freides" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > (I wouldn't know a chard stem, or a chard, if you hit me over the head
    > with one.)
    >

    Chard isn't exactly like spinach, but it's close enough to use as a
    substitute.


    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  17. #17
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:45:19 -0700, Ranée at Arabian Knits
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > They are beet greens that have been selected
    > for having more green than beet. Very tasty, and worked quite nicely as
    > cooked celery.


    I hate it when people compare chard to beet greens because I love beet
    greens and AFAIC, there is no comparison.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  18. #18
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Substitutions

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I hate it when people compare chard to beet greens because I love beet
    >greens and AFAIC, there is no comparison.


    Other than the fact that they're identical....


    S.

  19. #19
    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 05:24:25 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    (Steve Pope) wrote:

    > sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I hate it when people compare chard to beet greens because I love beet
    > >greens and AFAIC, there is no comparison.

    >
    > Other than the fact that they're identical....
    >

    We can argue all night about that. They are not. My grandfather tried
    to fool me about that when I was a kid and I didn't go for it either
    (he didn't tell me about the substitution before I ate it).

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  20. #20
    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:17:37 -0700, isw <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <j36bsl$jlh$[email protected]>,
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Please post your "gee, I never would have thought of that" substitutions
    > > in the kitchen. You get extra points if it's a straight 1-to-1
    > > substitution.

    >
    > If small quantities are called for in a recipe, I regularly use catsup
    > instead of tomato paste (which I almost never have on hand).
    >

    Agreed! If all you need is a tablespoon of "tomato" catsup
    substitutes just fine and sometimes better.


    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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