Author Topic: The Lazy Gourmet  (Read 35001 times)

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Offline E_T

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #465 on: October 28, 2018, 01:32:45 AM »
Need to have power to not only the local Stores but also the Distribution Hubs (for Refrigeration/Frozen Products) as well as Being able to make sales... Logistics is the key and if the machinery of the Logistics requires Power...
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Online Geo

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #466 on: October 28, 2018, 04:29:16 AM »
Ah, so its power distribution that wasn't fixed two weeks after the storm.
Would be unheard of in my region.

There's been preliminary alarm about possible power cuts in my country starting next month, and already officials are going out to power providers in the neighbouring countries to assure power wouldn't be cut here due to distribution issues when power is diverted to certain regions in said countries.

Offline Elok

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #467 on: October 29, 2018, 01:04:39 PM »
Two thirds of the trees in the county were knocked down, many of them across roads and houses.  Power lines suffered a similar fate.  Most of the gas stations were also ripped to shreds.  Even with armies of linemen and tree removal services, it takes a long time to get things in order.

Offline E_T

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #468 on: October 29, 2018, 09:44:40 PM »
Yepper, that storm broke more than a few records...
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Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #469 on: October 30, 2018, 10:41:08 AM »
And yet nobody wisens up and puts power lines in a position less prone to falling trees.

Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #470 on: October 30, 2018, 01:22:44 PM »
We have buried power lines.  Trouble is trees tipping over still can dig them up and they're harder to fix.  What they excel at is the general day to day.  A lot less random outage due to lightning or bird. 


Though there's the cursed building at work that has a cat's ghost possessing it.  Cat somehow got into the main relay box outside.  Nothing's been right since.     

Offline E_T

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #471 on: October 30, 2018, 08:07:18 PM »
Trouble is trees tipping over still can dig them up and they're harder to fix.
Especially, when they have to tunnel dig the lines, the tubes can be within a tree(s) root complex, which all gets displaced when the tree is knocked over (and not broken).

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Though there's the cursed building at work that has a cat's ghost possessing it.  Cat somehow got into the main relay box outside.  Nothing's been right since.     
Revenge for leaving the box accessible to the cat to try to take a nap, likely thinks it was a trap...
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Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #472 on: October 31, 2018, 02:29:47 PM »
Thought that the majority of powerlines in the US are above ground. Am I wrong here?

Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #473 on: October 31, 2018, 02:48:23 PM »
I'd imagine that's likely true percentage wise, just due to the cost of digging up established communities to replace overhead with underground. 

Here in Utah, most areas built up after the 70's have underground lines, while the older areas have overhead.   

Offline Elok

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #474 on: October 31, 2018, 06:41:13 PM »
http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=21052.new#new

So this thread can go back to cooking stuff.  I haven't been doing a lot of cooking lately, but we got (frozen) vegetables at Publix today.  My six-year-old helped make the quesadillas for breakfast this AM.

Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #475 on: November 01, 2018, 05:11:02 AM »
I made some killer potato soup as something to have on hand this busy week with everyone on different schedules and lots of events going on. 

Mostly because I couldn't find any good versions to buy. 

Online Geo

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #476 on: November 01, 2018, 02:00:50 PM »
Usually I buy soup at work during lunch. Almost never at prepare it at home.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #477 on: December 16, 2018, 01:43:59 AM »
Had something particularly tasty tonight. Essentially steak and fried potatoes. Here's the starter recipe-
https://therecipecritic.com/garlic-butter-herb-steak-bites/?fbclid=IwAR0-d7hSsrLXpvhYf0qwPfCMqtTp8yfk9NNNN8oXVK0izJP02fJpoV1ftVQ 


I used dry sherry to deglaze the skillet between the potatoes and meat. I'm just about out of that, but I think I'll start using white wine instead. I've got lots of it, but I don't like to drink it and it's not on the diet.

Since my wife is allergic to rosemary, I substituted Montreal steak seasoning for the herbs and spices. I cooked with avocado oil and ghee instead of olive oil and butter. I also had a couple of shallots in the skillet. It was actually half Russet potatoes and half Japanese sweet potatoes. I served mine on a bed of mustard greens with a small avocado. Mushrooms would have gone well, but the wife is allergic, so I would have needed another pan. Probably next time. She would like to keep this in the rotation.

I don't remember eating mustard greens before and knowing what they were, although I think I've seen them as garnish around the outside edges at salad bars. Beautiful looking greens with a subtle peppery taste that reminds me of a parsnip. While I'm supposed to me eating varied greens in rotation, I think I'll be eating these more often.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #478 on: December 21, 2018, 02:52:10 AM »
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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: The Lazy Gourmet
« Reply #479 on: December 28, 2018, 01:29:09 AM »
https://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipe/168222/cheesy-bacon-hasselback-potato-recipe?cm_mmc=Social-_-Pinterest-_-Ahalogy-_-168222&crlt.pid=camp.4hdaGNogPWBj#_a5y_p=4767742

This was a hit. Hasselback potatoes. I used two Russets and two Japanese sweet potatoes. I used Canadian bacon rather than American, but I think crispy American prepared earlier in the week for BLTs or something would be better. Trying to crisp Canadian bacon makes it tough, nd there were concerns about dental work. While I did one Russet with American cheese, I was mostly using up odds and ends of blocks of cheese partly sliced for a party last night. I don't have salad dressing, so I used olive oil and scampi seasoning.

 

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