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  1. #41
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:41:53 -0400, Gary <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> sf wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Grocery shopping alone
    >> > just isn't enough incentive to drag my sorry a** out of bed at the
    >> > crack of dawn.

    >>
    >> I get up no later than 4:30am each morning and even a bit earlier on days
    >> off. I love a store that opens by 6am I'm really annoyed with stores
    >> that
    >> wait until 9-10 to open. Walmart rules because they are open 24/7 here.

    >
    > I probably should have emphasized that if you ever catch me shopping
    > at 3 or 4 in the morning, it will be because I haven't gone to bed yet
    > - not because I got up early. From that, you can extrapolate that I'm
    > not much of a fisherman either. If fish aren't biting at the crack of
    > noon, they're safe from me.


    I would only be out at that hour if it were some sort of emergency. Like
    the time that I had to take my daughter to the ER and we got out of there at
    4:00 a.m. I am often up at that hour. Just not usually out.

    I don't fish any more. Never really enjoyed it although my dad used to take
    us once in a while. It was usually me that caught something. We always
    gave the fish away. I never did figure out why we went fishing. I asked my
    dad recently. He thought that my brother and I liked to do it. We did not.
    Same thing for the camping.



  2. #42
    Gary Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    > I probably should have emphasized that if you ever catch me shopping
    > at 3 or 4 in the morning, it will be because I haven't gone to bed yet
    > - not because I got up early. From that, you can extrapolate that I'm
    > not much of a fisherman either. If fish aren't biting at the crack of
    > noon, they're safe from me.


    "the crack of noon?" LOL! I love that one. :-D

    Again, I don't go shopping at 3-4 in the morning but I always get up no
    later than 4:30am. That's every single day, working or not. I would have
    made a great Amish farmer...get up before dawn and do farm chores until
    breakfast later. heheh

    My weekly grocery shopping is between 6:00 and 6:30 every Saturday or Sunday
    morning...sometimes both days if I forget some things on Saturday.

    I love Walmart for some things but have never grocery shopped there. It's
    for other things in their store. As it's 9 miles from my house, that's long
    distance for me. As much as I like the store, I've only been there 3 times
    in the last 4 1/2 years. I love that they are open 24 hours though. I'll go
    there at 5am, do my shopping, then get back to my regular grocery store by
    6:30 or so.

    G.

  3. #43
    ViLco Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:

    >> Wheat. So this Uncle Ben's brand has a line of mexican products
    >> which they sell only in Europe? Do they sell just rice in the US?
    >> The marvels of nowadays market


    > Yes, they only sell rice and rice mixes here in the U.S. No wheat
    > products that I've ever seen. Nor anything Mexican, for sure.
    >
    > It looks like Uncle Ben's sells Indian curries and chili mixes in the
    > UK, noodles, Thai curries, and oriental sauces in Germany, but I can't
    > find an Italian site.


    Me too, the only "official" thing I've found so far is this page they
    created for a joint campaign with corona beer:
    http://www.unclebenscorona.it/
    So it looks like Uncle Ben's, at least in Italy, is part of the Mars group
    --
    Firma predefinita



  4. #44
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > sf wrote:
    >>
    >> I probably should have emphasized that if you ever catch me shopping
    >> at 3 or 4 in the morning, it will be because I haven't gone to bed yet
    >> - not because I got up early. From that, you can extrapolate that I'm
    >> not much of a fisherman either. If fish aren't biting at the crack of
    >> noon, they're safe from me.

    >
    > "the crack of noon?" LOL! I love that one. :-D
    >
    > Again, I don't go shopping at 3-4 in the morning but I always get up no
    > later than 4:30am. That's every single day, working or not. I would have
    > made a great Amish farmer...get up before dawn and do farm chores until
    > breakfast later. heheh
    >
    > My weekly grocery shopping is between 6:00 and 6:30 every Saturday or
    > Sunday
    > morning...sometimes both days if I forget some things on Saturday.
    >
    > I love Walmart for some things but have never grocery shopped there. It's
    > for other things in their store. As it's 9 miles from my house, that's
    > long
    > distance for me. As much as I like the store, I've only been there 3
    > times
    > in the last 4 1/2 years. I love that they are open 24 hours though. I'll
    > go
    > there at 5am, do my shopping, then get back to my regular grocery store by
    > 6:30 or so.
    >
    > G.


    Not many grocery stores are open 24 hours here any more. Used to be most if
    not all were. Now only a few and none near here. Our Wal-Mart has an
    expanded grocery section but it's still not a full out grocery. Was good
    when it first was put in but for some reason they really cut back on the
    selection, particularly with the produce which is mainly what we bought. So
    not much use to us now but I do still buy some canned sugar free drinks
    there.



  5. #45
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 01:05:48 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:41:53 -0400, Gary <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> sf wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Grocery shopping alone
    >> > just isn't enough incentive to drag my sorry a** out of bed at the
    >> > crack of dawn.

    >>
    >> I get up no later than 4:30am each morning and even a bit earlier on days
    >> off. I love a store that opens by 6am I'm really annoyed with stores that
    >> wait until 9-10 to open. Walmart rules because they are open 24/7 here.

    >
    >I probably should have emphasized that if you ever catch me shopping
    >at 3 or 4 in the morning it will be because I was out selling my ass, I haven't gone to bed yet
    >- not because I got up early.


  6. #46
    Gary Guest

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    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    > On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 01:05:48 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >I probably should have emphasized that if you ever catch me shopping
    > >at 3 or 4 in the morning it will be because I was out selling my ass, I haven't gone to bed yet
    > >- not because I got up early.


    Ah....so now we know the truth. Thanks Sheldon.

    G.

  7. #47
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:03:27 +0200, ViLco wrote:

    > Me too, the only "official" thing I've found so far is this page they
    > created for a joint campaign with corona beer:
    > http://www.unclebenscorona.it/
    > So it looks like Uncle Ben's, at least in Italy, is part of the Mars group


    They are Operated by Mars USA here, too.

    -sw

  8. #48
    ViLco Guest

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    Leonard Blaisdell wrote:

    >> So flour tortillas don't usually get fried, am I correct?


    > Let me rethink/rephrase this. Flour tortillas are definitely more
    > pliable. Flour tortillas (where I live) can be put individually in a
    > pan that will hold them on medium heat and pressed with your fingers
    > until it's warm to your fingers, flipped and held for the same amount
    > of time. The time is short and makes them more pliable. Flour
    > tortillas soften with dry heat. Don't use oil in the pan.


    You're right, it's just what I do with the piadinas I buy now and then: I
    did the same with these flour tortillas and it worked out pretty well.

    > Then you can pretty much make bulky origami from them. Steaming is not
    > necessary (where I live). I'm sorry I mentioned it. Once you have
    > heated, put filling in the center and wrapped, folding the ends
    > inside, or rolled them, you can do pretty much what you want with
    > them with a no-water method. You can bake the flour tortilla bundle
    > or wrap


    As I did. The texture of the tortillas was very nice, kind of a more friable
    piadina, and way thinner, which makes it easier to use

    > or you can fry it if you have folded the ends in. You can
    > put cheese, olives, onions or whatever you want on a baked one before
    > baking.


    I wil do that this evening, with some leftvoer ragu' from yesterday, cheese
    and some beans

    > Or you can simply use one as a wrap for vegetables.
    > Both flour and corn tortillas (where I live) use precooked ingredients
    > inside them before final heating in preparation for serving.
    > I don't think you can fold in the ends of a corn tortilla. That's
    > where tamales show up, and they're completely different.
    > With flour tortillas, think of stuffing pita, only wrap it.


    Just that, thanks
    --
    Firma predefinita



  9. #49
    ViLco Guest

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    Nicole Massey wrote:

    >> These are usually fried but sometimes baked. Then there is the
    >> Chimichanga. I don't know exactly what this is because I had one
    >> once and disliked it. Sort of like a burrito I guess but fried. Then
    >> there is a dessert that is made using triangles of flour
    >> tortillas, fried. Usually then dipped in cinnamon and sugar. Sometimes
    >> drizzled with corn syrup, strawberry syrup or honey. Sometimes topped
    >> with berries, cooked cinnamon apples, ice cream
    >> and/or whipped cream. Often called sopapillas but a real sopapilla
    >> is actually a soft bun that you poke a hole in and fill with honey
    >> at the table. Also called Crustos and other names.


    > You got the chimichangaa correct -- it's a deep fried burrito. They
    > harken from Arizona, from what I've been told, so like Nachos, taco
    > salads, fajitas, burritos, and quesadillas they're not authentic
    > mexican food.


    Thanks for the nice amount of info, Nicole and Julie
    --
    Firma predefinita



  10. #50
    tert in seattle Guest

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    Julie Bove wrote:

    > sopapilla is actually a soft bun that you poke a hole in and fill with honey


    this is some pretty erotic stuff Julie



  11. #51
    Steve Pope Guest

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    Nicole Massey wrote:

    > You got the chimichangaa correct -- it's a deep fried burrito. They
    > harken from Arizona, from what I've been told, so like Nachos, taco
    > salads, fajitas, burritos, and quesadillas they're not authentic
    > mexican food.


    Gotta say it slowly:

    Arizona...was...part...of...Mexico.

    Chimichangas and burritos are typical of Sonoran-style Mexican
    food.

    Steve

  12. #52
    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:37:09 -0400, Gary <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > >
    > > On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 01:05:48 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > >I probably should have emphasized that if you ever catch me shopping
    > > >at 3 or 4 in the morning it will be because I was out selling my ass, I haven't gone to bed yet
    > > >- not because I got up early.

    >
    > Ah....so now we know the truth. Thanks Sheldon.
    >

    He's a Romney speech writer.


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

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