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Thread: using potatoe water in stew

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    john east Guest

    Default using potatoe water in stew

    I often read when you have boiled your potatoes in water and their time is
    up, you throw away the water.

    I want to make a stew in a Thermos thermal cooker. The potatoes I bought
    recently seem to take a long time to cook and by the time they were cooked
    in the thermal cooker with some chicken the chicken had all fallen to bits
    and pieces.

    So I thought I would 'part-boil' the potatoes separately in water and then
    put the partly cooked potatoes in the thermal cooker with the chicken and
    tomatoes and broccoli, and finish cooking them all together.

    Looking at a few recipes for stews and casseroles it seems they put in all
    the ingredients at the beginning, so potatoes and meat are cooked together.

    So if I am 'part-boiling' the potatoes separately in water first, should I
    add that water that they were boiled in to the rest of the ingredient for
    finishing the cooking with; would you say, or throw it away and use fresh
    water? Thanks.



  2. #2
    George M. Middius Guest

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    john east wrote:

    > I often read when you have boiled your potatoes in water and their time is
    > up, you throw away the water.


    Not if you scrub the potatoes first.



  3. #3
    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:43:27 +0100, "john east" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I often read when you have boiled your potatoes in water and their time is
    > up, you throw away the water.
    >
    > I want to make a stew in a Thermos thermal cooker. The potatoes I bought
    > recently seem to take a long time to cook and by the time they were cooked
    > in the thermal cooker with some chicken the chicken had all fallen to bits
    > and pieces.
    >
    > So I thought I would 'part-boil' the potatoes separately in water and then
    > put the partly cooked potatoes in the thermal cooker with the chicken and
    > tomatoes and broccoli, and finish cooking them all together.
    >
    > Looking at a few recipes for stews and casseroles it seems they put in all
    > the ingredients at the beginning, so potatoes and meat are cooked together.
    >
    > So if I am 'part-boiling' the potatoes separately in water first, should I
    > add that water that they were boiled in to the rest of the ingredient for
    > finishing the cooking with; would you say, or throw it away and use fresh
    > water? Thanks.
    >

    Of course you can reuse the water (wash your potatoes well first or
    peel them). Why don't you just start them first in your slow cooker
    and add the rest of the ingredients later?

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

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    somebody Guest

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    On Apr 13, 6:43*pm, "john east" <po...@mail.invalid> wrote:
    > ...


    Re: subject line. The singular is potato. Yes, the plural does have
    an "e" and spelling is nit-picking and not a sign of intelligence...
    But didn't we already settle this while Dan Quayle was in the news...
    years ago?

    sorry to be a nit-picker, (I don't particularly like picking nits) but
    there are so many spell-checkers these days. If in doubt, Google it
    out.


  5. #5
    Gary Guest

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    somebody wrote:
    >
    > On Apr 13, 6:43 pm, "john east" <po...@mail.invalid> wrote:
    > > ...

    >
    > Re: subject line. The singular is potato. Yes, the plural does have
    > an "e" and spelling is nit-picking and not a sign of intelligence...
    > But didn't we already settle this while Dan Quayle was in the news...
    > years ago?
    >
    > sorry to be a nit-picker, (I don't particularly like picking nits) but
    > there are so many spell-checkers these days. If in doubt, Google it
    > out.


    But you are a nit-picker. You spent the time to point that out rather than
    just ignore a misspelling and move on to the next message.

    I see misspelling often...I misspell occasionally myself too. No big deal.
    Everyone knows what you are saying.

    Gary

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    George M. Middius Guest

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    Gary wrote:

    > I see misspelling often...I misspell occasionally myself too. No big deal.


    Not for sqwishy. No points are too grungy for him to pursue.

    > Everyone knows what you are saying.


    Not always. The point of standardized spelling is to make your meaning
    clear right away.


  7. #7
    Jerry Sauk Guest

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    On Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:51:26 -0400, Gary wrote:

    > I see misspelling often...I misspell occasionally myself too. No big deal.
    > Everyone knows what you are saying.


    Correct spelling is optional as long as people can guess what you
    mean.

  8. #8
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    George M. Middius <glandbroke@com> wrote:
    >Gary wrote:
    >
    >> I see misspelling often...I misspell occasionally myself too. No big deal.

    >
    >Not for sqwishy. No points are too grungy for him to pursue.
    >
    >> Everyone knows what you are saying.

    >
    >Not always. The point of standardized spelling is to make your meaning
    >clear right away.


    First, George, you need to learn how to construct a proper sentence,
    then lecture on spelling... your constant use of sentence fragments
    betrays your lack of a High School diploma and an exceedingly low IQ.
    It's patently obvious that George's frontal lobe DNA dripped down his
    mamma's leg.

  9. #9
    Kalmia Guest

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    On Apr 14, 1:04*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > Gary wrote:
    > >somebody wrote:
    > >>"john east" wrote:

    >
    > >> Re: subject line. *The singular is potato. Yes, the plural does have
    > >> an "e" and spelling is nit-picking and not a sign of intelligence...
    > >> But didn't we already settle this while Dan Quayle was in the news...
    > >> years ago?

    >
    > >> sorry to be a nit-picker, (I don't particularly like picking nits) but
    > >> there are so many spell-checkers these days. *If in doubt, Google it
    > >> out.

    >
    > >But you are a nit-picker. You spent the time to point that out rather than
    > >just ignore a misspelling and move on to the next message.

    >
    > >I see misspelling often...I misspell occasionally myself too. No big deal.
    > >Everyone knows what you are saying.

    >
    > In a cooking group especially, those with the higher IQs would type
    > "spud"... only one sylable, half as my key strokes, and no fercocktah
    > 'e' to worry about.


    Yeah - but doncha DARE use 'resto'. Ha.

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    George M. Middius Guest

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    Shell-o wrote:

    > In a cooking group especially, those with the higher IQs would type
    > "spud"... only one sylable, half as my key strokes, and no fercocktah


    That's verkakte or verkachte. Check your Yiddish dictionary.



  11. #11
    George M. Middius Guest

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    I must have pushed one of Shelley's hot buttons.

    > >Not always. The point of standardized spelling is to make your meaning
    > >clear right away.

    >
    > First, George, you need to learn how to construct a proper sentence,
    > then lecture on spelling...


    Do not. Sentences? Who needs 'em...

    > your constant use of sentence fragments
    > betrays your lack of a High School diploma and an exceedingly low IQ.


    Oh yeah? Well yer mama so fat, she can cook spaghetti in her armpits!

    > It's patently obvious that George's frontal lobe DNA dripped down his
    > mamma's leg.


    Uh-oh. Mixed metaphor, punctuation error, and projection of ignorance.
    Triple threat! Shelley wins the RFC Idiot Of The Week Award. (Sorry,
    Petey. Better luck next time.)




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    George M. Middius Guest

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    Kalmia wrote:

    > Yeah - but doncha DARE use 'resto'. Ha.


    That word is totally grease-monkey. I hate it.


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    somebody Guest

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    On Apr 14, 11:02*am, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Gary wrote:
    > > I see misspelling often...I misspell occasionally myself too. No big deal.

    >
    > Not for sqwishy. No points are too grungy for him to pursue.
    >
    > > Everyone knows what you are saying.

    >
    > Not always. The point of standardized spelling is to make your meaning
    > clear right away.


    sometimes, I leave the word "not" out of sentences when I think and
    type too fast... boy that can eaffect the whole meaning of a
    sentence.


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    somebody Guest

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    On Apr 14, 10:51*am, Gary <g.maj...@att.net> wrote:
    > somebody wrote:
    >
    > > On Apr 13, 6:43 pm, "john east" <po...@mail.invalid> wrote:
    > > > ...

    >
    > > Re: subject line. *The singular is potato. Yes, the plural does have
    > > an "e" and spelling is nit-picking and not a sign of intelligence...
    > > But didn't we already settle this while Dan Quayle was in the news...
    > > years ago?

    >
    > > sorry to be a nit-picker, (I don't particularly like picking nits) but
    > > there are so many spell-checkers these days. *If in doubt, Google it
    > > out.

    >
    > But you are a nit-picker. You spent the time to point that out rather than
    > just ignore a misspelling and move on to the next message.
    >
    > I see misspelling often...I misspell occasionally myself too. No big deal..
    > Everyone knows what you are saying.
    >
    > Gary


    Not if you leave words out. I it's a sign of , but bothers me.


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    Tommy Joe Guest

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    On Apr 14, 10:51*am, Gary <g.maj...@att.net> wrote:

    > I see misspelling often...I misspell occasionally myself too. No big deal..
    > Everyone knows what you are saying.



    I never use someone else's misspelling as an opportunity to jump
    on that person or switch topics on them, which I belleve is usually
    the purpose of those who interrupt others with spelling corrections.
    Hell, I even see them in the newspaper as a daily occurence. See,
    there's one right there. I tried occurance with an 'a' and with an
    'e' and both times it came up in red color, meaning I have misspelled
    it. But I don't have an advanced spell checker that recommends other
    spellings, just one that tells you if you typed the word wrong. I
    have an actual dictionary sitting here on this desk, but it's so full
    of dust I hesitate to drag it out. What the hell else could occurance
    possibly mean whether I spelled it wrong or not? Sometimes when I
    know I have misspelled a word and don't like the looks of it I'll
    actually use another word I know how to spell instead of kicking up
    dust with the dictionary on my desk.

    You no what I mean,
    TJ

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    Tommy Joe Guest

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    On Apr 14, 1:04*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > In a cooking group especially, those with the higher IQs would type
    > "spud"... only one sylable, half as my key strokes, and no fercocktah
    > 'e' to worry about.




    It is possible - in all fairness I must admit it - that there is
    the occasional person who points out a misspelling to be helpful. But
    generally, in my opinion, people do it to avoid the subject at hand or
    even to change it completely, they do not do it to be helpful. Some
    do, some don't, and I can usually tell the difference. Other idiots
    who really make me laugh are the "by the book" word freaks who resist
    any new word or spelling of a word to come along. There is a guy here
    named Richard Creed who used to have a column in which he'd point out
    common grammar mistakes such as words being used incorrectly. But if
    guys like Creed had their way from the beginning of time, our language
    would probably have less than 200 words. I suppose the resistance to
    change and the urge for it are required as a balancing act to move
    forward.

    On the fence with padding on my ass,
    TJ

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    Tommy Joe Guest

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    On Apr 14, 2:33*pm, somebody <tom.ungvar...@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Not if you leave words out. *I it's a sign of , but bothers me.




    You seem to be bothered by many things Somebody. Calm down,
    relax, and maybe you'll live longer.

    Eat well, **** well, live well, and die well,
    TJ

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    somebody Guest

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    On Apr 15, 3:12*am, Tommy Joe <j...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > On Apr 14, 2:33*pm, somebody <tom.ungvar...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Not if you leave words out. *I it's a sign of , but bothers me.

    >
    > * * *You seem to be bothered by many things Somebody. *Calm down,
    > relax, and maybe you'll live longer.
    >
    > Eat well, **** well, live well, and die well,
    > TJ


    noted.

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    somebody Guest

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    On Apr 15, 3:12*am, Tommy Joe <j...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > On Apr 14, 2:33*pm, somebody <tom.ungvar...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Not if you leave words out. *I it's a sign of , but bothers me.

    >
    > * * *You seem to be bothered by many things Somebody. *Calm down,
    > relax, and maybe you'll live longer.
    >
    > Eat well, **** well, live well, and die well,
    > TJ



    Live longer? I want to live better, not longer. What good is a long
    life if it's crappy and uninteresting... And whenever you make
    eggplant parmesan and it's just limp and boring... You sound like my
    brother. Luckily, he is 3 time zones away.

    You are more creative and interesting, thank God. Thank you for
    putting up with me, and making the day more interesting.


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    Bloke Down The Pub Guest

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    "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Apr 14, 10:51 am, Gary <g.maj...@att.net> wrote:

    > I see misspelling often...I misspell occasionally myself too. No big deal.
    > Everyone knows what you are saying.



    > I never use someone else's misspelling as an opportunity to jump
    >on that person or switch topics on them, which I belleve is usually
    >the purpose of those who interrupt others with spelling corrections.
    >Hell, I even see them in the newspaper as a daily occurence. See,
    >there's one right there.


    I know you have internet access so bookmark this
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/occurence and leave the dust bunnies
    in peace. I typed in your spelling and it corrected it for me.

    Mike



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