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How do you like your eggs best?

Scrambled
4 (36.4%)
Sunny Side Up
0 (0%)
Over Easy
4 (36.4%)
Poached
2 (18.2%)
Soft Boiled
1 (9.1%)
Hard Boiled
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 11

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Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/4/2018
« Reply #120 on: January 04, 2018, 02:30:48 PM »
Chinese Spare Ribs


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« Reply #121 on: January 04, 2018, 06:19:29 PM »
Teppan-Yaki

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Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/5/2018
« Reply #122 on: January 05, 2018, 10:44:34 AM »
Western Omelette

Apparently there is a wide variation in what is considered a Western Omelette.  This to me is a WO:


Diced Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions & Ham

This does NOT look like a WO:


It looks good though!  :icon_sunny:

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Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/5/2018
« Reply #123 on: January 05, 2018, 05:33:08 PM »
We skipped lunch today.  I was out on a Prep run.  I'm good for another week holed up in the digs now.  :icon_sunny:

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Leg of Lamb Stew

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Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/6/2018
« Reply #124 on: January 06, 2018, 05:31:27 AM »
Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes!

My personal favorite pancake.  You don't find them on the Breakfast Menu at too many Diners though, so mostly I made them for myself as a kid.  Haven't made them in decades though.  :(  Use only REAL Maple Syrup & Unsalted Butter!

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Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/6/2018
« Reply #125 on: January 06, 2018, 11:39:50 AM »
More Raw Meat!  :icon_sunny:

Beef Carpaccio

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Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/6/2018
« Reply #126 on: January 06, 2018, 06:22:58 PM »
Chicken Kiev

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Re: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/6/2018
« Reply #127 on: January 06, 2018, 07:04:25 PM »
Chicken Kiev



Chicken Kiev is just magnificent. A real crowd-pleaser.
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Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/7/2018
« Reply #128 on: January 07, 2018, 04:24:58 AM »
We are eating light this morning and skipping lunch.  Saving room for the BIG DINNER planned for later today which will last all afternoon into the evening!  :icon_sunny:

Fresh Fruit Smörgåsbord


Also:  The Diner will be providing FREE Bag Lunches next week for students under age 12 who come in with their families for Dinner the night before or for the morning breakfast.  There IS a Free Lunch at the Doomstead Diner!  :icon_sunny:
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Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/7/2018
« Reply #129 on: January 07, 2018, 02:10:05 PM »
Feijoada!

Feijoada is the National Dish of Brazil, or at least of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Its a FEAST where the main ingredient is a Black Bean stew with various salted and dried meats added to it.  Not to be confused with Feijon, which is just Black Beans and Rice, and is the more common dinner amongst the Poor, but usually once a week extended families and friends get together for a Feijoada dinner, and spend most of the afternoon eating it casually as people drop in to talk and share the week's events.  It usually goes from around 2PM to 8PM or so on a Saturday or Sunday.

Besides the stew, there is rice to ladle it over and Farofa, which is toasted Manioc root flour and then some sort of green veggie, usually Collard Greens or Kale.  The meats traditionally used are ones not generally favored in the 1st world, things like Pig's Ears, Feet and Tails.  All of the meats are salted except the Sausage, which is added at the end of the stewing.  The salted meats are soaked overnight in water which softens them and leeches out a lot of the salt.  There wasn't a lot of refrigeration around in the 60s in Brazil, so unless you bought it freshly butchered (expensive for poor people), your meats were all dried and salted.

The other important ingredients are the Pimiento Sauce, which is home made hot sauce made simply by soaking hot peppers and other ingredients in vinegar & oil, cooking gently, and then sprinkling the liquid over everything on your plate.  Pimiento gave me my taste for hot & spicy foods.  Also the Moljo, which is diced onions, garlic, peppers and tomatoes marinated in vinegar and oil overnight.  You spoon that over whatever you like on your plate.  Finally the Orange slices, there to clear the palate and provide good Vitamin C in the meal.

We had a Feijoada dinner about twice a month, which really was more of a Bonus for the the Maids and Cook than it was for us.  Some friends would sometimes stop by, but there was always a ton of leftovers, which the servants would take back to the Favela to feed their families.

So come Diners, let us share a Feijoada Dinner tonight, and reflect on the week in DOOM.  :icon_sunny:




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Re: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/6/2018
« Reply #130 on: January 08, 2018, 06:59:32 AM »
Chicken Kiev

And how do you make Chicken Kiev?

First, preheat Kiev to 450 degrees....

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Doomstead Diner Beakfast Special: 1/8/2018
« Reply #131 on: January 08, 2018, 08:41:33 AM »
Quiche Lorraine

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Re: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/6/2018
« Reply #132 on: January 08, 2018, 11:59:49 AM »
Chicken Kiev

And how do you make Chicken Kiev?

First, preheat Kiev to 450 degrees....

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Doomstead Diner FREE School Bag Lunch Week: 1/8/2018
« Reply #133 on: January 08, 2018, 03:02:59 PM »

When we got back from Brazil and my parents divorced, we were working on a limited budget.  My mom budgeted $5/week for my bag lunches.  I didn't always like her selection of food though, so I asked her to give me the $5 and let me drive my own shopping cart to pick out wht I would eat for the week.  I also got to keep any leftover money as spending money for the week, in addition to my allowance which my dad gave me on the weekend visitations.  That also was $5 at the beginning.

It wasn't as hard as you might think to do this on $5/week, because it was 1960s food prices.  Here's sample food prices from the 60s:

Apples 49 cents for 3 pounds   Wisconsin 1963
 Asparagus 19 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Bacon 79 cents per pound New Jersey 1966
 Bananas 19 cents for 2 pound   Maryland    1960
 Bananas 10 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Banquet Frozen Dinners 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
 Beef Chuck Roast 49 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Broiler Chickens 29 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
 California Grapes 14 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
 Cambells Soup 89 cents for 6 cans Massachusetts 1965
 Carrots 15 cents per pound New Jersey 1966
 carrots 29 cents for 4 pounds Massachusetts 1965
 Cheerios 25 cents per pk California 1961
 Cheerios Cereal 28 cents per pk New Jersey 1966
 Chicken 29 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Colby Cheese 39 cents per pound Oregon 1963
 Colby Cheese 39 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Corn 6 for 25 cents Florida 1960

Del Monte Peaches 29 cents per can      1960
 Eggs 55 cents per dozen New Jersey 1966
 Egg Nog 69 cents per quart Massachusetts 1965
 Fast Food Hamburger 20 cents New York 1962
 Flour 49 cents for 5 pounds Maryland 1960
 Fresh Carrots 9 cents per bunch Massachusetts 1965
 Fresh Eggs 49 cents per dozen Maryland 1960
 Frozen Chicken Pies 29 cents California 1966
 Frozen Cod Fillets 33 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 French fries, Birdseye, frozen 89 cents for 9 ounces New Jersey 1966
 Frozen French Fried Potatoes 10 cents for 8 ounces Massachusetts 1965
 Gerbers baby Food 25 cents for 3 California 1966
 Green Peppers 5 cents each Wisconsin 1963
 Ground Beef 45 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Ham 39 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Heinz Catsup 28 cents Massachusetts 1965
 Heinz Ketchup 22 cents California 1966
 Hickory Smoked Hams 49 cents per pound Maryland 1960

Jello 35 cents for 4 pks Maryland 1960
 Kielbasa 59 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Kraft Deluxe Dinner 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
 Kraft Miracle Whip 51 cents Maryland 1960
 Kraft Processed Cheese 39 cents 8 ounces California 1966


 Lamb Chops 89 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Land O Lakes Butter 67 cents per pound Maryland 1960
 Large Eggs 45 cents per dozen Wisconsin 1963
 large Eggs 45 cents per dozen California 1966
 Lettuce, iceberg 25 cents per head New Jersey 1966
 Liver , Calf 79 cents per pound Florida 1960
 Macaroni and Cheese dinners 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
 Margarine 31 cents per pound California 1966
 Mazola Vegatable Oil 69 cents Wisconsin 1963
 Miracle Whip 49 cents Wisconsin 1963

North State Frozen Dinners 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
 Onions 29 cents for 2 pounds Wisconsin 1963
 Oranges 89 cents for 2 dozen Wisconsin 1963
 Oven ready Turkeys 39 cents per pound Maryland 1960
 Pack of chewing gum 5 cents Maryland 1960
 Pork Chops 59 cents per pound Maryland 1960
 Porterhouse Steak $1.19 per pound California 1966
 Potatoes 39 cents for 10 pounds Wisconsin 1963
 Rump Steak $1.49 Massachusetts 1965
 Sirloin Steaks 89 cents per pound Maryland 1960

Skippy Peanut Butter 79 cents Massachusetts 1965
 Sliced Bacon 29 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
 Spare Ribs 49 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
 Sugar 38 cents for 5 pounds Massachusetts 1965
 Sugared Donuts 49 cents per dozen Wisconsin 1963
 Swanson Chicken TV Dinner 49 cents California 1961
 Sweet Corn 5 cents each California 1966
 Sweet potatoes 29 cents for 3 pounds New Jersey 1966
 Tangerines 29 cents for 1 dozen Massachusetts 1965
 Tide 19 cents Washington 1964
 Tide Laundry Soap 59 cents New Jersey 1966
 Toothpaste Crest 50 cents New Jersey 1966
 Veal Cutlets 68 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
 Watermelon 2 1/2 cents per pound California 1961 
 

I actually was able to get it down to around $3-4/week and have plenty to eat, and stuff I LIKED also.  :icon_sunny:  This is where my SNAP Card Gourmet series was really born.  I got really frugal with buying food.  With the extra money I could buy more Comic Books!  ;D

Each bag lunch will contain a Sandwich, a piece of fruit, a drink, a snack and a candy bar for desert.

Today we will go super cheap to start with.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich


Banana

Chocolate Milk

Potato Chips

Peanut M&Ms

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Re: The Egg Poll
« Reply #134 on: January 08, 2018, 05:29:28 PM »
Western Omelette

Apparently there is a wide variation in what is considered a Western Omelette.  This to me is a WO:


Diced Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions & Ham

This does NOT look like a WO:


It looks good though!  :icon_sunny:

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I cannot vote in the egg poll. There is no style of eggs I DON'T like.
 
Scrambled,

over easy,

poached (yellows runny),

 soft boiled,
 
hard boiled,

deviled eggs,

egg salad,

egg sandwiches,

eggs Benedict,

western omelette,

baked potato omelette,

sour cream and bacon omelette
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