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  1. #1
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Thanks a lot

    I was going to write an angry rant here but there's no point. It
    wouldn't help anything to point fingers and name names. We all know
    who the unhelpful, disruptive people are. Most of you probably have
    them killfiled already and you're wondering what on earth I'm taking
    about. I didn't, because I'm soft-hearted and I try to take people as
    they are and find the good in everyone. But enough is enough. What has
    happened to this newsgroup in the last year or so? All anyone does is
    yell and scream and call each other nasty names, and look for excuses
    to pick everyone else apart. What happened to the love and caring we
    used to have for each other? What happened to all the talk of FOOD?

    I asked for helpful suggestions and advice on whether it was realistic
    (or even possible) to cut our food budget down further... I was hoping
    for meal suggestions and helpful tips that maybe I hadn't thought of
    yet. I got them - from SOME people. And from others I got downright
    offensive, unhelpful, abusive postings that made me very angry on
    behalf of my family... and then I realised that those people know
    NOTHING about me or my life - they just want to get a rise out of me.
    Getting angry and yelling back at them doesn't help. It just feeds the
    fire and makes things worse.

    From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.

  2. #2
    Snoker Wead Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    Kajikit <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    >
    > From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    > other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    > how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.
    >


    this is usenet.
    get used to it or haul ass.

  3. #3
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    "Snoker Wead" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Kajikit <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >>
    >> From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    >> other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    >> how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.
    >>

    >
    > this is usenet.
    > get used to it or haul ass.



    There goes #1

    Jill


  4. #4
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On 08/07/2010 06:57 AM, Kajikit wrote:

    >
    > From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    > other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    > how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.


    I follow this plan, and I still end up with several good posters to
    read, who mostly stay on-topic, answer questions civilly, and really
    know how to cook. Hope it works out that way for you.

    ObFood: Thinking of making coconut curry and rice for dinner. I
    completely spaced the cook-along, though, so I'm off to find out if I
    missed it.

    Serene

    --
    http://www.momfoodproject.com
    New post: Follow Friday: Bayless enchiladas & tomato-peach salad

  5. #5
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    Serene wrote:

    > ObFood: Thinking of making coconut curry and rice for dinner. I completely
    > spaced the cook-along, though, so I'm off to find out if I missed it.


    No, you didn't miss it. The cook-in participants are headed to the farmers'
    market this morning, and then they'll begin cooking. You've probably got at
    least a couple hours.

    Bob




  6. #6
    Gorio Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot


    'Kajikit[_2_ Wrote:
    > ;1515589']I was going to write an angry rant here but there's no point.
    > It
    > wouldn't help anything to point fingers and name names. We all know
    > who the unhelpful, disruptive people are. Most of you probably have
    > them killfiled already and you're wondering what on earth I'm taking
    > about. I didn't, because I'm soft-hearted and I try to take people as
    > they are and find the good in everyone. But enough is enough. What has
    > happened to this newsgroup in the last year or so? All anyone does is
    > yell and scream and call each other nasty names, and look for excuses
    > to pick everyone else apart. What happened to the love and caring we
    > used to have for each other? What happened to all the talk of FOOD?
    >
    > I asked for helpful suggestions and advice on whether it was realistic
    > (or even possible) to cut our food budget down further... I was hoping
    > for meal suggestions and helpful tips that maybe I hadn't thought of
    > yet. I got them - from SOME people. And from others I got downright
    > offensive, unhelpful, abusive postings that made me very angry on
    > behalf of my family... and then I realised that those people know
    > NOTHING about me or my life - they just want to get a rise out of me.
    > Getting angry and yelling back at them doesn't help. It just feeds the
    > fire and makes things worse.
    >
    > From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    > other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    > how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.


    I'm new here, and I was pretty unimprssed by some of the yayhoos who
    greeted me. Others were the kind, food-loving, folks I expected. Thank
    you to those people.

    I didn't come on here to air out my dirty laundry nor to mistreat others
    because of some psychological illness I have. I just love cooking and
    eating and love the fine tips many offer.

    But when a guy makes a thread about freezing grapes, and he's attacked
    because he posts an abundance of recipes, I start to lose interest. I
    guess I never experienced this deal at its kindly best. I would love a
    little harmony, though. I still won't killfile Sheldon, nor anyone else.
    He steps on his own feet so often, it's the perfect comic relief for the
    forum. But when legitimate folks get too abrasive, I get turned off. I
    like to think the great majority of people on here are better than that.
    That said, I'm guilty of slinging some mud myself.




    --
    Gorio

  7. #7
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Sat, 7 Aug 2010 14:22:53 +0000 (UTC), Snoker Wead <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Kajikit <[email protected]> wrote in
    >news:[email protected] :
    >
    >>
    >> From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    >> other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    >> how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.
    >>

    >
    >this is usenet.
    >get used to it or haul ass.


    Most folks here mostly give very helpful advice, but when someone who
    is obviously a lurker and is not really a participating part of the
    rfc community asks inane questions and in a perjorative solicitous
    manner then they can only be considered trolling. I don't care one
    iota when anyone chooses to starve to save $$$ but when there is any
    hint of pet abuse that gets me riled like yoose don't wanna know. So
    I'll add don't let the door hit your fat ugli ass. For deciding to
    curtail care of her pets to save a few pennies kajikit deserves thirty
    days in a shelter and then if no one choose her ugli fat butt she
    should be put down... I'd be honored to pull the switch.

  8. #8
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Aug 7, 6:57*am, Kajikit <kaji...@jagcon.com> wrote:
    > I was going to write an angry rant here but there's no point. It
    > wouldn't help anything to point fingers and name names. We all know
    > who the unhelpful, disruptive people are. Most of you probably have
    > them killfiled already and you're wondering what on earth I'm taking
    > about. I didn't, because I'm soft-hearted and I try to take people as
    > they are and find the good in everyone. But enough is enough. What has
    > happened to this newsgroup in the last year or so? All anyone does is
    > yell and scream and call each other nasty names, and look for excuses
    > to pick everyone else apart. What happened to the love and caring we
    > used to have for each other? What happened to all the talk of FOOD?
    >
    > I asked for helpful suggestions and advice on whether it was realistic
    > (or even possible) to cut our food budget down further... I was hoping
    > for meal suggestions and helpful tips that maybe I hadn't thought of
    > yet. I got them - from SOME people. And from others I got downright
    > offensive, unhelpful, abusive postings that made me very angry on
    > behalf of my family... and then I realised that those people know
    > NOTHING about me or my life - they just want to get a rise out of me.
    > Getting angry and yelling back at them doesn't help. It just feeds the
    > fire and makes things worse.
    >
    > From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    > other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    > how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.


    Ahhh...you need a hug.

  9. #9
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Sat, 07 Aug 2010 09:57:26 -0400, Kajikit <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I asked for helpful suggestions and advice on whether it was realistic
    > (or even possible) to cut our food budget down further... I was hoping
    > for meal suggestions and helpful tips that maybe I hadn't thought of
    > yet. I got them - from SOME people. And from others I got downright
    > offensive, unhelpful, abusive postings that made me very angry on
    > behalf of my family... and then I realised that those people know
    > NOTHING about me or my life - they just want to get a rise out of me.
    > Getting angry and yelling back at them doesn't help. It just feeds the
    > fire and makes things worse.


    I'm watching Public Television this morning and it's yet another
    pledge day... but one of the books they are giving away may be of
    interest to you. America's Home Cooking: Easy Recipes For Thrifty
    Cooking Cookbook from www.renaissancenewsinc.com/regional/
    Total cost: $18.23. As far as I can tell, the book is only available
    online at the moment.

    Sample Recipe - http://www.wqed.org/shop/recipes/easyrecipes.html
    America's Home Cooking - Easy Recipes for Thrifty Cooking Cookbook

    Chicken Mole
    by Chris Fennimore PBS

    Ingredients

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 large onion, diced
    1 green pepper diced
    1 clove garlic, chopped
    1 to 3 tablespoons chili powder to taste
    1 (28-once) can crushed tomatoes
    1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    1 tablespoon peanut butter
    2 cups cooked chicken
    1 cup frozen corn
    2 cups cooked rice, for serving

    Directions

    Heat oil in a large skillet and saute onion and pepper until soft. Add
    garlic and cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle with chili powder and cook for
    1 minute to release the flavors of the spices. Add tomatoes and bring
    to a boil. Lower to a simmer and add cocoa powder and peanut butter.
    Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until thickened. Add chicken and corn; heat
    through. serve over cooked rice

    Serves 4

    You can find more Chris Fennimore titles here
    http://www.shopwqed.org/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=5

    >
    > From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    > other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    > how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.


    Good game plan and good luck!

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  10. #10
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Sat, 07 Aug 2010 09:57:26 -0400, Kajikit <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    >other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    >how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.


    Well, there's two down... get rid of enough and maybe the group will
    actually be readable again.

  11. #11
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Serene Vannoy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 08/07/2010 06:57 AM, Kajikit wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    > > other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    > > how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.

    >
    > I follow this plan, and I still end up with several good posters to
    > read, who mostly stay on-topic, answer questions civilly, and really
    > know how to cook. Hope it works out that way for you.


    That's a good plan. Hopefully, Kajikit will find that it's actually a
    small minority of posters who are deliberately obnoxious.
    Unfortunately, most people (and I'm sure one of them) tend to remember
    the obnoxious people, not the others. Sometimes I get discouraged.
    There'll be a poster who has been kind and helpful for several years on
    here, and their name will come up. Several people will ask, "Who's
    that? Never heard of them.". Somebody who has been obnoxious, even if
    they have just been here for a week, has instant name recognition.

    And I'm of fan of quietly killfiling, although I make exceptions. I
    know that some people just grate on my nerves, although others love
    them. Yet others I like to read, but some hate their posts.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  12. #12
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Aug 7, 11:53 am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >
    > I'm watching Public Television this morning and it's yet another
    > pledge day... but one of the books they are giving away may be of
    > interest to you. America's Home Cooking: Easy Recipes For Thrifty
    > Cooking Cookbook fromwww.renaissancenewsinc.com/regional/
    > Total cost: $18.23. As far as I can tell, the book is only available
    > online at the moment.
    >
    > Sample Recipe -http://www.wqed.org/shop/recipes/easyrecipes.html
    > America's Home Cooking - Easy Recipes for Thrifty Cooking Cookbook
    >
    > Chicken Mole
    > by Chris Fennimore PBS
    >
    > Ingredients
    >
    > 2 tablespoons olive oil
    > 1 large onion, diced
    > 1 green pepper diced
    > 1 clove garlic, chopped
    > 1 to 3 tablespoons chili powder to taste
    > 1 (28-once) can crushed tomatoes
    > 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    > 1 tablespoon peanut butter
    > 2 cups cooked chicken
    > 1 cup frozen corn


    I wouldn't spend money on a cookbook that contains fakes like this.
    Add cocoa powder and peanut butter and call it "mole"?! It may taste
    okay, who knows, but it's either deceptive or really ignorant to name
    it Mole. -aem

  13. #13
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Sat, 7 Aug 2010 12:31:48 -0700 (PDT), aem <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I wouldn't spend money on a cookbook that contains fakes like this.


    So don't buy it.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  14. #14
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Sat, 07 Aug 2010 11:53:37 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'm watching Public Television this morning and it's yet another
    >pledge day... but one of the books they are giving away may be of
    >interest to you. America's Home Cooking: Easy Recipes For Thrifty
    >Cooking Cookbook from www.renaissancenewsinc.com/regional/
    >Total cost: $18.23. As far as I can tell, the book is only available
    >online at the moment.
    >
    >Sample Recipe - http://www.wqed.org/shop/recipes/easyrecipes.html
    >America's Home Cooking - Easy Recipes for Thrifty Cooking Cookbook


    (snip recipe)

    Sounds interesting... but outside my budget! lol The library has three
    books on 'budget cookery' and I borrow them each several times a year
    to get a refresher. I have a stable of 'cheap meals' - but I need to
    find ways to incorporate more fresh veggies into our diet, and to ring
    the changes with the spices etc to keep things interesting. Mrs Dash
    is all very well, but it gets boring week in and week out.

  15. #15
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Sat, 07 Aug 2010 12:31:26 -0700, Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Serene Vannoy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 08/07/2010 06:57 AM, Kajikit wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> > From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    >> > other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    >> > how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.

    >>
    >> I follow this plan, and I still end up with several good posters to
    >> read, who mostly stay on-topic, answer questions civilly, and really
    >> know how to cook. Hope it works out that way for you.

    >
    >That's a good plan. Hopefully, Kajikit will find that it's actually a
    >small minority of posters who are deliberately obnoxious.
    >Unfortunately, most people (and I'm sure one of them) tend to remember
    >the obnoxious people, not the others. Sometimes I get discouraged.
    >There'll be a poster who has been kind and helpful for several years on
    >here, and their name will come up. Several people will ask, "Who's
    >that? Never heard of them.". Somebody who has been obnoxious, even if
    >they have just been here for a week, has instant name recognition.
    >
    >And I'm of fan of quietly killfiling, although I make exceptions. I
    >know that some people just grate on my nerves, although others love
    >them. Yet others I like to read, but some hate their posts.


    The obnoxious ones just kind of drown everyone else out. After
    clicking on half a dozen threads in a row and finding things that I DO
    NOT want to have to read in most of them, I tend to close the group
    and go away again without posting anything... which is the major
    reason that I'm a lurker instead of a busy poster. Sure I lurk - but
    I've been 'lurking' for ten years... I think that gives me some kind
    of street cred?

  16. #16
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Aug 7, 12:37*pm, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    > On Aug 7, 6:57*am, Kajikit <kaji...@jagcon.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > I was going to write an angry rant here but there's no point. It
    > > wouldn't help anything to point fingers and name names. We all know
    > > who the unhelpful, disruptive people are. Most of you probably have
    > > them killfiled already and you're wondering what on earth I'm taking
    > > about. I didn't, because I'm soft-hearted and I try to take people as
    > > they are and find the good in everyone. But enough is enough. What has
    > > happened to this newsgroup in the last year or so? All anyone does is
    > > yell and scream and call each other nasty names, and look for excuses
    > > to pick everyone else apart. What happened to the love and caring we
    > > used to have for each other? What happened to all the talk of FOOD?

    >
    > > I asked for helpful suggestions and advice on whether it was realistic
    > > (or even possible) to cut our food budget down further... I was hoping
    > > for meal suggestions and helpful tips that maybe I hadn't thought of
    > > yet. I got them - from SOME people. And from others I got downright
    > > offensive, unhelpful, abusive postings that made me very angry on
    > > behalf of my family... and then I realised that those people know
    > > NOTHING about me or my life - they just want to get a rise out of me.
    > > Getting angry and yelling back at them doesn't help. It just feeds the
    > > fire and makes things worse.

    >
    > > From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    > > other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    > > how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.

    >
    > Ahhh...you need a hug.


    ==
    Ahhh, yes certainly a hug and instead of trying to exist on $70 a
    week, I think a budget increase would be in order...perhaps $100 or
    more. If money is scarce, then get rid of the cats or at least two of
    them. Khrist, I spend an average of $100 per week on myself with NO
    pets. I don't smoke (anymore) and rarely eat out. Ninety percent of
    what I buy is on sale and if paper products are on at a good price, I
    buy extra. I have not bought paper products at regular prices for a
    least ten years. Same for bread. If the item I need is not on sale
    then I probably don't need it.
    ==


  17. #17
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Sat, 07 Aug 2010 09:57:26 -0400, Kajikit <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I was going to write an angry rant here but there's no point. It
    >wouldn't help anything to point fingers and name names. We all know
    >who the unhelpful, disruptive people are. Most of you probably have
    >them killfiled already and you're wondering what on earth I'm taking
    >about. I didn't, because I'm soft-hearted and I try to take people as
    >they are and find the good in everyone. But enough is enough. What has
    >happened to this newsgroup in the last year or so? All anyone does is
    >yell and scream and call each other nasty names, and look for excuses
    >to pick everyone else apart. What happened to the love and caring we
    >used to have for each other? What happened to all the talk of FOOD?
    >
    >I asked for helpful suggestions and advice on whether it was realistic
    >(or even possible) to cut our food budget down further... I was hoping
    >for meal suggestions and helpful tips that maybe I hadn't thought of
    >yet. I got them - from SOME people. And from others I got downright
    >offensive, unhelpful, abusive postings that made me very angry on
    >behalf of my family... and then I realised that those people know
    >NOTHING about me or my life - they just want to get a rise out of me.
    >Getting angry and yelling back at them doesn't help. It just feeds the
    >fire and makes things worse.
    >
    >From here on out, anyone who I see being abusive towards me or any
    >other group member will be killfiled without response, and I'll see
    >how much newsgroup I'm left with at the end of the month.


    The problem isn't the group. It's that 400 pound lazy-ass whale you
    live with. He won't take part but expects you to stay on a budget.
    I've read your posts and looked at your pictures. You know how to
    cook and shouldn't need any help with this. I've commented on his
    immaturity before and you've said your mothering is because you love
    him. Others have also noticed and commented on it. You've said he'd
    live on hamburgers (and pizza?) if left to his own choices.

    The cats shouldn't be included in the food budget. Take them out of
    that budget. If you can't afford them get rid of them.

    Take half the food budget and feed yourself. I hope you've been able
    to keep all the weight you lost off. I admire that! Let him take his
    half and feed himself. He'll learn in about 3 days that expecting you
    to feed him and dictating the budget is nutz. I don't know too many
    women (if any) that would put up with that.

    If what I say is offensive then killfile me. But it sounds like you
    live with a bully. Relationships need input from both sides. Let him
    cook for awhile. Give him the budget and see how he does.

    Lou


  18. #18
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Aug 7, 9:57*am, Kajikit <kaji...@jagcon.com> wrote:
    > I asked for helpful suggestions and advice on whether it was realistic
    > (or even possible) to cut our food budget down further... I was hoping
    > for meal suggestions and helpful tips that maybe I hadn't thought of
    > yet. I got them - from SOME people.


    As I said, shopping smart is only one part of the equation. Using
    everything you buy, so there is no waste, is also part of it. Eating
    less needs to factor in, as well. Avoiding processed foods is another
    way to save money. If you are both working, that can be difficult.
    Buying ingredients is less expensive than buying ready made food. But
    you need time to prep. A whole chicken can be cut up: breasts and
    thighs can be set aside for cooking boneless. The drumsticks, wings
    and rest of the bones can be simmered for stock to use in cooking
    instead of canned. You'll get 2-3 dinners out of the breasts and
    thighs, depending on how meaty the chicken is; the stock is bonus and
    can be used for soup or for cooking. If it's a $6 chicken, and you get
    3 dinners from the meat @ $2/per meal, the stock and the qty of meals
    you get from that is "bonus". That's where your real savings come
    in. On Friday nights, our market sells whole cooked chickens in the
    deli section for $5. That's cheaper than a raw chicken! When I buy
    one, I eat the chicken breasts for dinners, chop up the thigh meat for
    chicken salad or tacos or other sandwiches and the rest I make into
    soup. So for $5, I get 2 suppers, 4 lunches, and then the pot of soup
    is at least 2 suppers and a couple of lunches.

    I can't stand the presentation, but the "idea" of Sandra Lee's Money
    Saving Cooking is sound. She's annoying as hell but she's got the
    right idea. Canned crushed tomatoes instead of ready made sauce. Dried
    beans cheaper than canned. Eggs and beans as a cheap protein source,
    converting leftovers into something different (she calls them "round 2
    recipes", etc. I'm sure the food network website is less annoying
    than actually having to watch her! LOL

    I hope my comments weren't considered rude, Karen. I did mean it
    tongue in cheek and I know what my Mom went through with my Dad (rest
    their souls) as far as being a fussy eater and expecting meat every
    night.

    FYI, I went to the "discount" market in town today and for $18.12 I
    bought the following:
    -1 can Bush's Grillin Beans (Black Bean Fiesta) $1.49
    -1 pouch Lipton Spanish Rice 84 cents
    -Shake and Bake (I love the stuff and this was $1.69, a full dollar
    less than at the regular market!)
    -Corn Tortillas (30 count, store brand, $1.19)
    -1 lb pre-washed Garden Salad (99 cents)
    1.07 lb eggplant ( 95 cents)
    2 red peppers (.87 lb) ($1.30)
    1 lb zucchini ($1.07)
    1.23 lbs green peppers (3 of them, $1.09)
    1.08 lbs fresh green beans (1.07)
    3 limes (50 cents)
    2.23 lbs of bananas (5 nice sized bananas, $1.09)
    1 package of pre-cooked bacon ($1.99)
    1 package laughing cow cheese ($1.99)

    The shake n bake is for chicken I have in the freezer.
    The beans and rice will be dinner one night and leftovers will be
    lunches 2-3 days this week.
    the salad is just to pick at all week. I have cucumbers and tomatoes
    from my landlady's garden, she's been leaving them for me every couple
    of days. The eggplant and zucchini, plus a can of tomatoes, an onion
    (which I already have) and possibly one of the green peppers will be
    either a ratatouille or a baked casserole, to be served as a side dish
    with the chicken from the freezer one night, as a topper for ziti
    another night. The green beans will be roasted with an onion and red
    pepper as a side dish for either some steak or chicken. The bacon
    keeps for a couple of weeks and I use it, one strip at a time, to
    flavor various things. I will also grill some chicken fingers
    tonight, some seasoned as fajita's (hence, the limes, peppers and
    tortillas), the rest will be grilled with just garlic, salt and
    pepper, and used either on top of salads, or frozen for future use.
    Most of those tortillas will be packed in bags of 4 and frozen. The
    Laughing Cow is a staple. I spread it on an english muffin for
    breakfast, or use it in a wrap or Sandwich thin as part of lunch. Or
    even on a few crackers as a late afternoon snack.

  19. #19
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Sat, 7 Aug 2010 17:52:38 +0000, Gorio
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'm new here, and I was pretty unimprssed by some of the yayhoos who
    >greeted me. Others were the kind, food-loving, folks I expected. Thank
    >you to those people.


    Welcome and I hope you stick around long enough to figure how to
    separate the wheat from the chaff (thereby being OB). There are some
    very good peeps here and some Olympic caliber jackasses. I've been
    fortunate enough to have actually met some of those very good peeps,
    too ( and am enjoying 2 if their number at my house as I keyboard
    this). It's very hard to resist "returning fire" (of which I am as
    guilty as anyone), but am trying to train my good angel to be louder
    than my bad one ;-) Just stick your virtual fingers in your ears and
    sing "lalalalalala" when the jackasses weigh in.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
    if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
    and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
    it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines


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  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Thanks a lot

    On Sat, 07 Aug 2010 16:00:12 -0400, Kajikit <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > (snip recipe)
    >
    > Sounds interesting... but outside my budget! lol The library has three
    > books on 'budget cookery' and I borrow them each several times a year
    > to get a refresher. I have a stable of 'cheap meals' - but I need to
    > find ways to incorporate more fresh veggies into our diet, and to ring
    > the changes with the spices etc to keep things interesting. Mrs Dash
    > is all very well, but it gets boring week in and week out.


    I know how you feel. I am not a Mrs. Dash fan, but I needed to change
    the way I cooked after hubby developed gout and had stents in rapid
    succession.

    I use a lot of chicken these days and throw in pork, lamb or a little
    Italian sausage to keep myself from being bored. Beef eating is
    getting further and further apart as my husband lets go of red meat.
    I use dried beans, cook Mediterranean style dishes and trying some
    north African cooking... with the idea of keeping saturated fats low
    and not using shellfish.

    Are you willing to spend some money on new herbs to broaden your
    horizon beyond Mrs Dash? I thought you had a good supply, but maybe
    not - what herbs and spices do you have on hand at this moment? Do
    you have a store where you can buy herb and spices in bulk? If you
    do, you can buy something exotic (like I just bought harissa and ras
    el hanout) for one meal without making a huge financial commitment.
    Have you preserved any lemons yet? That will also put you on a
    different flavor track.

    Looked at Christine D's blog for ideas! She cooks on a budget.
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com/ If you are looking for a way to
    add vegetables differently and deliciously, she has a lovely Moroccan
    Vegetable Tagine on her front page that may inspire you.

    I think I posted this already in a different thread, but here is a
    recipe I plan to try soon. I'm not a big pine nut fan, so I'll
    probably leave them out. If you're not a couscous fan... look for
    risotto recipes.

    Israeli Couscous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Preserved Lemon
    <http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Israeli-Couscous-with-Roasted-Butternut-Squash-and-Preserved-Lemon-102250>

    Gourmet | September 1999
    Makes 6 servings

    Active Time: 3 hr
    Total Time: 3 hr

    Ingredients

    1 preserved lemon
    1 1/2 pound butternut squash, peeled and seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch
    dice
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 3/4 cups Israeli couscous or acini di pepe (tiny peppercorn-shaped
    pasta), about 1 pound
    1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
    1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
    1/2 cup golden raisins
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 475 F.

    Halve lemons and scoop out flesh, keeping both flesh and peel. Cut
    enough peel into 1/4-inch dice to measure 1/4 cup. Put lemon flesh in
    a sieve set over a bowl and press with back of a spoon to extract
    juice.

    Toss squash with 1 tablespoon oil and salt to taste in a large shallow
    baking pan and spread in 1 layer. Roast in upper third of oven 15
    minutes, or until squash is just tender, and transfer to a large bowl.

    Cook onion in 1 tablespoon oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over
    moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to
    turn golden. Add to squash.

    Cook couscous with cinnamon stick in a large pot of boiling salted
    water 10 minutes, or until just tender, and drain in a colander (do
    not rinse). Add couscous to vegetables and toss with 2 tablespoon oil
    to coat.

    Add lemon peel and juice, parsley, nuts, raisins, ground cinnamon, and
    salt to taste. Toss to mix well.



    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

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