Doomstead Diner Menu => Doomsteading => The Diner Pantry => Topic started by: RE on December 13, 2017, 04:48:15 PM

Title: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on December 13, 2017, 04:48:15 PM
I am looking for new pics to use as part of the Doomstead Diner Graphic ensemble for new posters, banners, etc.

Here are 3 I have turned up so far:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7043/6802113272_f4e577ba44_b.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/82/39/31/823931e1f2ca0f6e28d5fc81e1a851ba.jpg)

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/a/ae/Grisleys_diner.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111101004452)

If you find other good ones, add them to the thread!  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Pics: Inside the Diner
Post by: RE on December 13, 2017, 05:27:04 PM
Previous Pics are what the Diner looks like from the OUTSIDE.  Here is what the Diner looks like from the INSIDE.  Never judge a book by its cover!

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/33/d6/c7/33d6c78a5eef6266043e11032056da03--train-car-diners.jpg)

(https://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/atoms/article_atoms/www.kcet.org/socal/departures/columns/assets_c/2014/06/formosa-thumb-630x472-76275.jpg)

(https://assets3.thrillist.com/v1/image/1579997/size/tmg-slideshow_l.jpg)

(http://pacificdiningcar.com/media/images/social/originaldiningcar_fb.jpg)

I will start work on the Menu.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics: Inside the Diner
Post by: Eddie on December 13, 2017, 05:46:31 PM
Previous Pics are what the Diner looks like from the OUTSIDE.  Here is what the Diner looks like from the INSIDE.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/33/d6/c7/33d6c78a5eef6266043e11032056da03--train-car-diners.jpg)

(https://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/atoms/article_atoms/www.kcet.org/socal/departures/columns/assets_c/2014/06/formosa-thumb-630x472-76275.jpg)

(https://assets3.thrillist.com/v1/image/1579997/size/tmg-slideshow_l.jpg)

(http://pacificdiningcar.com/media/images/social/originaldiningcar_fb.jpg)

I will start work on the Menu.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Jack Nicholson seated in the Diner being filmed by Stanley Kubrick.

(http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/files/2012/11/kubricknicholsononset.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics: Inside the Diner
Post by: RE on December 13, 2017, 05:52:44 PM
Jack Nicholson seated in the Diner being filmed by Stanley Kubrick.

What movie is that from?

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Eddie on December 13, 2017, 05:53:41 PM
The Shining.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: RE on December 13, 2017, 06:04:11 PM
The Shining.

I don't remember that scene.  I'll have to watch the movie again if I can find it for free.

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: K-Dog on December 13, 2017, 09:54:52 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aoEND65hVzg/UwhDUL0BuNI/AAAAAAAC1vA/I-Xylqs8su4/s1600/srtrvs.JPG)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: RE on December 14, 2017, 12:23:45 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aoEND65hVzg/UwhDUL0BuNI/AAAAAAAC1vA/I-Xylqs8su4/s1600/srtrvs.JPG)

Nice one KD!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Doomstead Diner Menu: Breakfast Special 12/13/2017
Post by: RE on December 14, 2017, 12:32:42 AM
Eggs Benedict

(https://prods3.imgix.net/images/articles/2017_08/Facebook-eggs-benedict-recipe-breakfast1.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu: Breakfast Special 12/13/2017
Post by: Surly1 on December 14, 2017, 02:57:07 AM
Eggs Benedict

(https://prods3.imgix.net/images/articles/2017_08/Facebook-eggs-benedict-recipe-breakfast1.jpg)

Yes!

Nurse, I'll have two!
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu: Breakfast Special 12/13/2017
Post by: RE on December 14, 2017, 06:41:00 AM
Eggs Benedict

(https://prods3.imgix.net/images/articles/2017_08/Facebook-eggs-benedict-recipe-breakfast1.jpg)

Yes!

Nurse, I'll have two!

Howz the food at the Spa?

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Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special 12/14/2017
Post by: RE on December 14, 2017, 12:16:36 PM
Hot Pastrami on Rye

(https://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/3U33LyDK-Csyyi0btlBcRA/o.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special 12/14/2017
Post by: Eddie on December 14, 2017, 03:50:19 PM
Hot Pastrami on Rye

(https://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/3U33LyDK-Csyyi0btlBcRA/o.jpg)

After a breakfast and a lunch like those, I think we should just drink for dinner.
Title: Doomstead Diner Bar: 12/14/2017
Post by: RE on December 14, 2017, 06:05:38 PM
After a breakfast and a lunch like those, I think we should just drink for dinner.

Sounds like a plan!  :icon_mrgreen:  Grab a seat at the Diner Bar.  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://thecentralhotelharrisburg.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OReillys-Pub_Bar_Photo-1024x683.jpg)

(https://winedharma.com/sites/winedharma.com/files/imagecache/auto-768/story/803-margarita-frozen-cocktail-recipe-hot-make-margaritas-home-pro-bartender.jpg)

We'll eat light for Breakfast & Lunch 2moro and save room for a big Dinner!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Eddie on December 14, 2017, 06:17:38 PM
(Eddie wonders if there's any wine left in the kitchen....wanders off to check.)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/15/2017
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 01:19:25 AM
We're eating light for Breakfast & Lunch today to save room for a Dinner FEAST at the Diner Tables.  :icon_sunny:

Breakfast is a Low 170 Cal Tomato & Cheese Omelette and Garden Greens.  Lunch Special later in the day.

(https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/5-2-Breakfast-Omelette-21.jpg)

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/15/2017
Post by: Surly1 on December 15, 2017, 04:06:54 AM
We're eating light for Breakfast & Lunch today to save room for a Dinner FEAST at the Diner Tables.  :icon_sunny:

Breakfast is a Low 170 Cal Tomato & Cheese Omelette and Garden Greens.  Lunch Special later in the day.

(https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/5-2-Breakfast-Omelette-21.jpg)

RE

NICE food photography! Excellent. And it's time for breakfast already!
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Bar: 12/14/2017
Post by: Surly1 on December 15, 2017, 04:18:39 AM
After a breakfast and a lunch like those, I think we should just drink for dinner.

Sounds like a plan!  :icon_mrgreen:  Grab a seat at the Diner Bar.  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://thecentralhotelharrisburg.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OReillys-Pub_Bar_Photo-1024x683.jpg)

We'll eat light for Breakfast & Lunch 2moro and save room for a big Dinner!  :icon_sunny:
RE
:emthup: :emthup: :emthup: ;D ;D ;D :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:

GREAT looking bar.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/15/2017
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 05:02:35 AM
NICE food photography! Excellent. And it's time for breakfast already!

Even if I don't enjoy eating it anymore, I still enjoy LOOKING at it and fantasizing about hiring the top Cordon Bleu graduate of 2017 to cook it up in my fantasy restaurant, which I have located in Bar Harbor, Maine, where I own a small but elegant hotel and the Doomstead Diner Bar & Bistro is on the ground floor.  I live on the top floor with my own private elevator and I have my own private table on the Mezzanine which overlooks the rest of the tables in the restaurant on the ground floor.  It is across the street from the Marina which I am part owner of, where my three boats, Cassandra, Xena and Gabrielle are moored.

Cassandra is a Morris 46' Sloop

(http://www.offshorespars.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Morris46.jpg)

Xena is a 42' Fox Island Fishing Power boat converted to all Electric power.

(http://newimages.yachtworld.com/resize/1/23/26/4822326_20140923114832467_1_XLARGE.jpg?f=/1/23/26/4822326_20140923114832467_1_XLARGE.jpg&w=924&h=693&t=1464955300000)

Gabrielle is a quick and nimble 32' Ian Farrier Folding Trimaran

(https://www.multihullsolutions.co.uk/img/32headon750.jpg)

All 3 boats were damaged by Hurricane Harvey and Eddie and I picked them up for pennies on the dollar at auction in Corpus Christi.  I miraculously recovered from my crippleness and afforded all of this by gambling my entire workman's comp settlement on Bitcoin.

My real life sucks rocks, but I have a very full and enjoyable fantasy life.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Eddie on December 15, 2017, 11:05:00 AM
Sounds like a good fantasy, except for all the Yankees and Down Easters. 

But three boats? You'd need a personal boat slave.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 11:26:02 AM
Sounds like a good fantasy, except for all the Yankees and Down Easters. 

But three boats? You'd need a personal boat slave.

Given the choice between Yankees up north and Rednecks down south, I'll go with the Yankees.  Besides, I like the cooler weather better and we all know the direction the climate is going in.  ::)

In the Fantasy, I not only have a Cordon Bleu Chef on staff, but a Hotel Manager and Concierge and Ship's Captain.  The Captain is responsible for daily maintenance on all the boats and keeping them in tip top shape.  Assistants to all as necessary, I provide a lot of employment to the Bar Harbor economy!  Fortunately, I made gobs of money on my Bitcoin bets.  lol.

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/15/2017
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 12:36:23 PM
Sashimi!

Keeping the calorie content low here for lunch today, to save room for a MASSIVE Dinner.  :icon_sunny:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7465/15623738879_211ed7feaa_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Eddie on December 15, 2017, 12:59:44 PM
Looks like bait.

Just kidding. I like sashimi. I will admit a strong attraction to a nice deep-fried  roll to round out the menu.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c9/da/2b/c9da2bfcc37dba6b22d2f593dc13bd0f--fried-sushi-sushi-recipes.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 04:23:13 PM
Looks like bait.

Just kidding. I like sashimi. I will admit a strong attraction to a nice deep-fried  roll to round out the menu.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c9/da/2b/c9da2bfcc37dba6b22d2f593dc13bd0f--fried-sushi-sushi-recipes.jpg)

No problem.  Diners can customize their meals with any of our many side dishes.  If you can find it on Google, it's on the menu at the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

I'm going to add some Miso Soup to this lunch.

(https://assets.epicurious.com/photos/576450dde047a6cf1ee8268c/2:1/w_1260%2Ch_630/miso-soup.jpg)

Just be sure to leave room for dinner!

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Pics: The Diner Kitchen
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 04:43:03 PM
(http://jepunbalivilla.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/restaurant-kitchen-elegant-prepossessing-80-restaurant-kitchen-gallery-inspiration-design-of-restaurant-kitchen.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Pics: The Diner Smokehouse
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 04:50:33 PM
(http://longchamphandbags.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/smoke-house-plans-best-of-built-like-a-brick-smokehouse-and-an-awesome-pizza-oven-too-of-smoke-house-plans.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Pics: Dinner Special 12/15/2017
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 05:42:58 PM
To kick off the Doomstead Diner Dinner Menu for the new Franchise here on the Diner of daily specials, there could be ONLY ONE choice.  You find it on the menu of every fine Steakhouse on the planet.

PRIME RIB!

(https://langdonfarms.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Langdons-Grill-Prime-Rib.png)

I'll add some Asparagus Hollandaise to mine.

(https://cookeatpaleo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/asparagus-with-hollandaise680x790.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Eddie on December 15, 2017, 05:54:43 PM
It is my long standing custom to have prime rib for dinner on Friday night. If I'm in town, we hit Bartlett's. Maybe not tonight....I worked my ass off today. Just want to fall on my face (in a good way).

(https://b864bfb8bb5495b09e54-f2c88f94f8f5364112387470a377d11b.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/2ffe2afd4b753596bbafce702dab42c5-ee974aebf642e9ff305c7f53721f6638.jpg)

(https://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/9E_fn6pYdf-gVN0vhY134A/348s.jpg)

Bartlett's Prime Rib
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 06:07:50 PM
Bartlett's Prime Rib

Nice looking PR!  :icon_sunny:  You're supposed to have Fish on Fridays though!

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics: Dinner Special 12/15/2017
Post by: Surly1 on December 15, 2017, 07:04:10 PM
To kick off the Doomstead Diner Dinner Menu for the new Franchise here on the Diner of daily specials, there could be ONLY ONE choice.  You find it on the menu of every fine Steakhouse on the planet.

PRIME RIB!

(https://langdonfarms.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Langdons-Grill-Prime-Rib.png)

I'll add some Asparagus Hollandaise to mine.


Hear, hear!

Bartlett’s also looks good!
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics: The Diner Smokehouse
Post by: Surly1 on December 15, 2017, 07:14:28 PM
(http://longchamphandbags.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/smoke-house-plans-best-of-built-like-a-brick-smokehouse-and-an-awesome-pizza-oven-too-of-smoke-house-plans.jpg)

 When you tour many of the plantations in eastern Virginia, you see structures that look very much like this, And built  for the same purpose. This region is renowned for pork products and hams, and they been smoking them here for 400 years.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics: The Diner Smokehouse
Post by: RE on December 15, 2017, 07:25:58 PM
(http://longchamphandbags.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/smoke-house-plans-best-of-built-like-a-brick-smokehouse-and-an-awesome-pizza-oven-too-of-smoke-house-plans.jpg)

 When you tour many of the plantations in eastern Virginia, you see structures that look very much like this, And built  for the same purpose. This region is renowned for pork products and hams, and they been smoking them here for 400 years.

With a smokehouse that size, you need to be feeding a lot of people.  If you don't own a restaurant, you own slaves.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics: The Diner Smokehouse
Post by: RE on December 16, 2017, 01:05:34 AM
(http://longchamphandbags.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/smoke-house-plans-best-of-built-like-a-brick-smokehouse-and-an-awesome-pizza-oven-too-of-smoke-house-plans.jpg)

 When you tour many of the plantations in eastern Virginia, you see structures that look very much like this, And built  for the same purpose. This region is renowned for pork products and hams, and they been smoking them here for 400 years.

With a smokehouse that size, you need to be feeding a lot of people.  If you don't own a restaurant, you own slaves.

RE

I don't figure the Diner will be feeding that many people at once, so a somewhat smaller smoker is probably in order.  I like the design on this one better anyhow.

(https://theselfsufficientliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/smoker-plans3.jpg)

It reminds me of the Pizza Oven in my favorite Pizzeria on Main Street I used to buy a slice for 15¢

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/16/2017
Post by: RE on December 16, 2017, 03:55:24 AM
Sticky Bun Breakfast Burger

(http://houston.culturemap.com/thumbnail/800x600/photos/2017/06/26/Houston-fancy-breakfast-sandwiches-June-2017-sticky-bun-breakfast-burger-at-Bosscat-Kitchen_141800.JPG)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/16/2017
Post by: RE on December 16, 2017, 11:28:35 AM
Pizza!

(http://cheezersgourmetpizza.com/images/Menu-items/tacopizza.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/16/2017
Post by: RE on December 16, 2017, 09:43:35 PM
Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Butterfly Mangalitsa Pork Chops

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_s0iJyLpAxs/VYvOfR6SLDI/AAAAAAAAeNA/q-7F-9Ng81c/s1600/grilled%2Bbacon%2Bcheese%2Bstuffed%2Bpork%2Bchops%2BWM.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Eddie on December 16, 2017, 09:54:03 PM
MMMMmmmmmmmm!
Title: Doomstead Diner Sunday Brunch: 12/17/2017
Post by: RE on December 17, 2017, 09:10:09 AM
Seafood Buffet!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4a/eb/7e/4aeb7e0339f284299cdabc339f220258.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner: 12/17/2017
Post by: RE on December 17, 2017, 06:26:31 PM
Veal Scallopine Marsala with Wild Mushrooms

(http://kitchenrunway.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/dinner-19rtext-copy1-1024x682.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/18/2017
Post by: RE on December 18, 2017, 02:42:21 AM
Bagels & Lox!

(https://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/lox-bagel.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/18/2017
Post by: RE on December 18, 2017, 11:25:45 AM
Seared Scallops over Cucumber & Avocado Gazpacho

(https://media1.fdncms.com/styleweekly/imager/u/original/2333203/best_food_gourmet_lunch_can_can.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/18/2017
Post by: RE on December 18, 2017, 05:34:52 PM
Asian Glazed Mangalitsa Baby Back Ribs

(http://www.raiseatoast.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/asian-glazed-sticky-ribs.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/19/2017
Post by: RE on December 19, 2017, 06:20:03 AM
Pancakes!

(http://d2buyft38glmwk.cloudfront.net/ihwph-stacks/media/images/Huckleberrys-My-Dads-Pancakes---Photo-Credit---.original.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/19/2017
Post by: RE on December 19, 2017, 04:00:50 PM
French Onion Soup in Breadbowl

(http://foodnetwork.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/food/fullset/2015/3/10/0/RF0401H_French-Onion-Soup_s4x3.jpg.rend.sniipadlarge.jpeg)

Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/19/2017
Post by: Surly1 on December 19, 2017, 04:42:03 PM
French Onion Soup in Breadbowl

(http://foodnetwork.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/food/fullset/2015/3/10/0/RF0401H_French-Onion-Soup_s4x3.jpg.rend.sniipadlarge.jpeg)

Fuuuuuuuck!

 :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/19/2017
Post by: RE on December 19, 2017, 04:45:47 PM
French Onion Soup in Breadbowl

(http://foodnetwork.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/food/fullset/2015/3/10/0/RF0401H_French-Onion-Soup_s4x3.jpg.rend.sniipadlarge.jpeg)

Fuuuuuuuck!

 :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:

I have good taste in food selections.  :icon_sunny:

At least I can still enjoy the visual component.  ::)

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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/19/2017
Post by: RE on December 19, 2017, 09:51:00 PM
Sukiyaki

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/6e/bc/ae/6ebcae1475d1f1ec85cd9bc8f40d78c2.jpg)

Before I got into Sashimi, Sukiyaki was my main "go to" entree to order at Japanese restaurants, along with Shrimp Tempura.

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Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/20/2017
Post by: RE on December 20, 2017, 05:21:01 AM
Wild Mushroom and Mascarpone Omelette

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02343/wildmushroomomlett_2343349k.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/20/2017
Post by: RE on December 20, 2017, 01:35:53 PM
Chili!

(https://assets.epicurious.com/photos/578d20a00103fcdb27360fe8/master/pass/beef-and-bean-chili.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/20/2017
Post by: Eddie on December 20, 2017, 01:38:43 PM
Chili!

(https://assets.epicurious.com/photos/578d20a00103fcdb27360fe8/master/pass/beef-and-bean-chili.jpg)

That looks damn good. I've had chili lately, but I haven't made any personally. I think it's time to whip up a big pot.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/20/2017
Post by: RE on December 20, 2017, 01:45:57 PM
That looks damn good. I've had chili lately, but I haven't made any personally. I think it's time to whip up a big pot.

I used to love making Chili.  :(  It was one of the first "recipe" type dishes I ever made with many ingredients, probably around age 12.

Today there is no way I can make a batch of Chili.  It would end up going bad before I even finished one bowl's worth.

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Eddie on December 20, 2017, 02:27:48 PM
I'm a Wick Fowler 2 Alarm kinda guy.

(http://cdn-attorneyone.pressidium.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Wick-Fowler-Chili-Seasoning.jpg)

Most people have seen the pre-fab chili kits in the stores, but not many remember Wick and his story.

(http://)

He was an old school Texas journalist who won the very first Terilingua Chili Cook-Off. My childhood BF used to like to hit that event. I never got around to it.

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffo50 (https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffo50)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/20/2017
Post by: RE on December 20, 2017, 06:46:52 PM
Twin Steamed Live Lobsters!

(Just the Lobster, Please.)


(https://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/Dxp-MH23vg63iR0OGX5Tsg/o.jpg)

Here at the Diner, we have many Lobster dishes on the menu.  They'll be featured as Specials in the bye & bye.  As Chief Cook & Bottlewasher though, I thought I would start off with my own favorite from back when I lived on the East Coast ad hit many New England Crab Shacks for a lobster meal, as well as hitting the beach on numerous occasions doing clam bakes, which also featured lobster all steamed in seaweed in a pit dug in the sand.  Just a nice live lobster with drawn butter and fresh lemon was always my favorite seafood dish growing up.  Usually you didn't REALLY get "just the lobster" though, they came with a Baked Potato and/or Corn on the Cob.

Atmosphere in a typical Crab Shack was very informal, usually brown paper for the table cloths and sawdust on the floor.  Finding the good ones was the real challenge.  I don't know if such places even exist anymore.  Can't find any pics on them when I Google.

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Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/21/2017
Post by: RE on December 21, 2017, 04:20:26 AM
Jelly Doughnuts!

(https://www.jewlish.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Sufganiot-Jelly-doughnuts-hanukkah.jpg)

My Mom's favorite.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Eddie on December 21, 2017, 05:14:03 AM
Need. More. Coffee. First.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: RE on December 21, 2017, 06:47:23 AM
Need. More. Coffee. First.

Coffee is understood to go with all Diner breakfasts.

Here at the Diner we are famous for our 666 varieties of coffee beans and the "Endless Espresso".  :icon_sunny:

(https://blog.xdumaine.com/content/images/2015/04/spitfire-large-1.jpeg)

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Eddie on December 21, 2017, 07:45:51 AM
Nice. I serve good coffee (mostly to me) at the office. My assistant bought me breakfast tacos this morning. They were awesome.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: RE on December 21, 2017, 07:54:57 AM
Nice. I serve good coffee (mostly to me) at the office. My assistant bought me breakfast tacos this morning. They were awesome.

Next week the Diner will be featuring Ethnic foods, where each day will be dedicated to one country or ethnicity's traditional foods.  We will have a Mexican day.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/21/2017
Post by: RE on December 21, 2017, 10:02:16 AM
The Classic BLT!

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This was one of my favorites to make for myself at home growing up.  The one above looks most like the ones I made of the many pics you get Googling this one.  White toast, carefully cropped lettuce & tomatoes, 3 slices of bacon divided in half and layed over each other at right angles.  Just enough Mayo to coat both slices of bread.  Wash down with Fresh Lemonade.  YUM!

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/21/2017
Post by: Surly1 on December 21, 2017, 01:13:29 PM
The Classic BLT!

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This was one of my favorites to make for myself at home growing up.  The one above looks most like the ones I made of the many pics you get Googling this one.  White toast, carefully cropped lettuce & tomatoes, 3 slices of bacon divided in half and layed over each other at right angles.  Just enough Mayo to coat both slices of bread.  Wash down with Fresh Lemonade.  YUM!

RE

A sure crowd pleaser on any day, at any time.

Classic, indeed.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Pics
Post by: Surly1 on December 21, 2017, 01:24:53 PM
Need. More. Coffee. First.

Coffee is understood to go with all Diner breakfasts.

Here at the Diner we are famous for our 666 varieties of coffee beans and the "Endless Espresso".  :icon_sunny:

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RE

Typical Diner Denizen enjoying his "Endless Expresso."

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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/21/2017
Post by: RE on December 21, 2017, 06:24:18 PM
Fillet Mignon!

(Just the Beef, Please!)


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Here on the Diner Menu, we have many recipes for Fillet Mignon, but as with the Lobster, I'm kicking it off with just the tenderloin itself.  It's the most tender cut of beef, but generally is pretty lean and not that great for the grill, where I used to like to cook most of my meat when I still had an appetite.  The best EZ way to cook a Fillet is to sear both sides in Garlic and Butter in a skillet, then wrap in foil to bake in the oven at 320F for about 15-20 minutes depending whether you like the inside rare or medium and how thick the cut is.  Do NOT cook a Fillet to Well Done!  That is a SIN! You can also rub the steak with the spices of your choice before throwing it on the skillet.

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Title: Doomstead Diner Wine Cellar
Post by: RE on December 21, 2017, 06:39:28 PM
The Diner was built over Catacombs dug out by the Penobscott First Nations People to hide from the invasion of the Europeans.  Unfortunately it didn't work.  :(

We have repurposed the catacombs for our Wine Cellar.

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You'll need a nice red to wash down your Fillet Mignon.  Can I suggest a Chateau Lafite 1865 ON SALE today for $4,500?  That's $150 off regular retail price!  :icon_sunny:

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RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/22/2017
Post by: RE on December 22, 2017, 02:55:52 AM
Traditional 3 Meat BIG Breakfast

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If 2 eggs are not enough for you, you can order additional eggs @ $2/each.  Remember, all our eggs are from Free Range, Organically Grown, Hormone Free Chickens!  Eggs may be ordered in 4 styles:

Sunny Side Up
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Over EZ
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Poached
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Scrambled
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Also don't forget to order an English Muffin smothered in Fresh Churned Buttter and Strawberry Preseves!

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...and our Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice grown right here in Maine in our Grow Dome.

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Enjoy it all while you wire up on our Endless Espresso prepared by our well-paid Barristas.

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The coffee is still imported.

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/22/2017
Post by: RE on December 22, 2017, 05:28:25 PM
Linguine with White Clam Sauce

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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/22/2017
Post by: RE on December 22, 2017, 09:00:41 PM
Crown Rack of Lamb

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Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/23/2017
Post by: RE on December 23, 2017, 04:45:40 AM
Berries with Whipped Cream Cheese and Preserves on Toast

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After yesterday's Breakfast Pig Out, I though a lighter breakfast was in order this morning.

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/23/2017
Post by: RE on December 23, 2017, 02:00:22 PM
Buffalo Wings!

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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/23/2017
Post by: RE on December 23, 2017, 05:58:52 PM
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Sweet Peppers & Thyme

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Title: Eat it Raw
Post by: RE on December 24, 2017, 05:33:27 AM


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As regular readers of the Diner know, I have numerous health issues stemming from my spinal injury.  Among these issues for me is an almost total loss of appetite and difficulty eating more than just a few bites of food at any time.  Also a reduced ability to actually taste the food I eat. I was thrilled down in Seattle when I actually managed to eat about 3/4s of a Tuna Sandwich at the Museum of Flight.  It was a very good Tuna Sandwich too, consistency wise.  For someone who was as big a Foody as I was, this is perhaps the most depressing aspect of my injury, even worse than the issues with walking.  The only upside to it is I am not getting fat despite my lack of exercise, in fact I am steadily losing weight.



http://cdn.foodfacts.com/195399.jpg At home in order to get some nutrition down my pie hole, I have experimented with numerous gimmicks and enthusiasms of various foods I can tolerate eating a little at a time.  For a while it was Soups.  I would heat a can of one of my favorite Progresso or Campbells Chunky Soup, and then spend a couple of days eating it by the spoonful right out of the pot on the stove.  I would reheat as necessary, and add a little water to replace the water that boiled off during each reheat.  However, I got tired of this and bored with it and 2 days on the stove turned into 3, then 4.  I started having to put the soup in a tupperware and refrigerate it to keep it from going bad.  Then this leftover soup started sitting in the fridge for a week or two and going bad anyhow.  I stopped opening cans of soup at this point.



http://www.simplyrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/tomato-cucumber-feta-salad-horiz-a-1200-180x120.jpg My next enthusiasm was Salads, mostly augmented Greek-Style Tomato salads.  I could buy just 2 or 3 Roma Tomatoes in the produce aisle, a block of Feta Cheese, a Red Onion and Kalamatta Olives in a jar and this formed the basis for my salad.  The only thing perishable in there that doesn't last that long in the fridge are the tomatoes, everything else will last a month and more with a vinagarette dressing of some type.  Keep your block of Feta wrapped up tight in plastic, that lasts a couple of months easy.  Kalamatta Olives in the Jar?  Probably last a year in the fridge even after you open the jar.  Further augmentation came from canned gourmet veggies like marinated artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, straw mushrooms etc.  These salads lasted easily a week in the fridge a few bites at a time, but I became bored with them too.



Then I went on a Fresh Fruit & Cheese enthusiasm. Clementine Oranges (the small ones, didn't they used to call these tangerines?), Bananas. Cubed Watermelon & Seedless Grapes mostly for the fruit; Brie (and other soft cheeses), Havarti, Gouda, Gorgonzola and really whatever appealed to me in the Gourmet Cheese display at Fred Meyer or was on a half-price sale.  The Bananas don't last long, you have to eat all of them inside a week or so or they start to turn black and get mushy inside.  Grapes and Clementines last pretty long in the fridge, but they start dehydrating and after about 3-4 days are not so juicy.  Cubed Watermelon lasts a surprisingly long time in a tupperware container in its own juices, up to a couple of weeks it is still pretty crunchy, sweet and juicy.  The cheeses you have to remember to wrap well in plastic after you cut off a hunk for a meal, and always use a nice clean knife rinsed with hot water to remove bacteria on the knife.  Not a bad idea to hold the blade over the stove fire either to further sterilize it.  This also important later for the meat and fish cutting.  If you do all that, your wedge or block of cheese should last in the fridge at least a month before you start seeing Green Mold growing on it.  You can often just cut this off, because it is only growing on the outside surface, the interior is still fine.  In fact, you can eat the part with the mold on it too, that won't kill you and it doesn't change the taste that much.  Just looks a little gross.



This brings us to my current enthusiasm, RAW ANIMAL PROTEIN.



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I moved to this enthusiasm for a couple of reasons.  First was the EXTREME Edema (swelling due to fluid retention) condition I have in my legs, which on top of the spinal injury and general loss of strength from that has brought it to the point I can't even stand up if I don't have hand holds and bracing to do it with. The Nurse Practioner I was seeing as my Primary Care Provider before I ditched her for a Physician's Assistant who is equally clueless suggested that the Edema problem might stem from a lack of protein in my diet.  I am fully aware of this nutrition problem, however she did not have a good suggestion on how to SOLVE it since I can't hardly eat anything at all.  I pitched the idea of a feeding tube, but she informed me Medicare won't pay for that unless you are on your death bed in hospital.  So I have to get the right foods down my own gullet myself, somehow.



https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/07/54/72/a0/kansai-japanese-restaurant.jpg So, OK, on the assumption a lack of protein is the proximal problem causing the edema, how can I increase my protein intake?  Well, I have always liked Fish, and even got into eating Raw Fish in the form of Sushi & Sashimi in my college years when I started haunting Japanese Restaurants around NY Shity.  Today, there are Sushi Bars in the major Food Superstores which provide a pre-rolled Sushi plate for anywhere from $8-$15 depending on the type of fish and the size of the plate.  So I started with this.



Of course, due to my low appetite, I can't finish a typical Sushi Lunch plate from Fred Meyer, which usually has about 2 rolls worth of some decorative Sushi concoction that appeals to the Amerikan palate.  Around here, this is mainly Tuna Rolls, Salmon,and California Rolls which have the fake Crab Meat in them with some avocado and cream cheese.  Thing is, while the fish inside is still good the second day, the rice starts to dry out very fast and the texture isn't as nice. Still edible even after 3 days, but really only good the 1st day. Besides that, these rolls are MOSTLY rice, the amount of fish in them is pretty small.  I am interested in JUST THE FISH, not all the decorations or the rice either.






This vid is the shorter one which doesn't show half what gets pitched out when sectioning up a Salmon for Sashimi.  I figured I would spare you watching the head, spine and skin getting pitched out also.  Waste, Waste, Waste.



Back in Edo Japan, I suspect Sushi was what the Peasants ate, while Sashimi which is JUST THE FISH is what the Samurai ate.  The fish was the expensive part of the meal, the rice was filler and calories so the Peasants would have enough energy to work and feed the Samurai.  Samurai needed the fish protein to develop big strong muscles to wield swords with which they could behead the peasants.  The Sashimi JUST THE FISH meal is made even MORE expensive by the fact that in preparing sashimi, only the very BEST parts of the fish are used.  You can't believe the amount of WASTE when a Sashimi artist goes about filleting and slicing up a fish to lay out on a decorative plate.  In modern restaurants, I suspect most of the parts discarded by the Sashimi artist go in the trash, not even composted.  However, going back to Edo Japan, I suspect these parts were collected to make Fish Broth, which again the peasants got to use to make soups and supplement their protein intake above the pitiful amount of fish usually contained in a Sushi Roll.



https://shizuokagourmet.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/sushi-dep-cenovab-5.jpg?w=474 The only platters that have a little more fish on them in the plastic containers at Fred Meyer are the Nigiri Sushi, which is basically a slice of raw fish on top of a pile of rice.  You only get 8 pieces total though, again up here usually Ahi Tuna and Salmon.  The box costs you $12, and I suspect there is no more than 1/4 lb of fish there.  That is working out to $48/lb!  They don't serve a straight Sashimi plate at Freddie's, for that you have to go to the Sushi Bar at our local Japanese Restaurant, Tokyo.  Here you will pay around $25 now for around 12 pieces of fish, usually Ahi Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail and Octopus.  Maybe about 1/3rd lb total here.



So, I decided that instead of shopping for my Sashimi at the Sushi counter, I would go straight to the Fresh Fish counter!  Bring it home and slice it up myself!  This cut the cost for JUST THE FISH by at least half.  There are pluses and minuses here with doing this.



https://9woclymefe-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Raw-Ahi-Tuna.jpg Some fish like the Tuna is really EZ to slice up into nice bite size pieces to dip in your Wasabi-Soy Sauce dipping mixture and eat with a bit of pickled ginger.  You do now have the added cost of buying the wasabi and soy and pickled ginger, which all comes included on the pre made Sushi plate, so this reduces your savings, plus you have the work of slicing the fish so the savings aren't quite as much as you hoped for overall.



Salmon is much harder to slice into nice Sashimi size chunks.  It tends to fall apart as you slice, plus you have to get the skin off the back side of the fillet.   They also use larger salmon at sushi bars than you normally find at the fish counter or would buy just to feed yourself.  There is no way I can get the size chunks of salmon equal to the size of the tuna with the salmon I have bought for this so far.



Octopus is usually not available at the fish counter here, and neither is Yellowtail.  So recently I tried Sea Scallops, which I never had in a Japanese restaurant as part of a Sashimi plate.  Had them cooked as an appetizer Scallops Bata Yaki which is quite good, but not raw. I didn't like the texture raw too much, they are a little too soft eaten raw for me.  I am now sticking to cooking the scallops in butter and garlic which is pretty fast and EZ to do.  Finally, I am trying Rockfish (Striped Bass), but it is still in the freezer so I can't report on that one yet.



http://pictures.brafton.com/x_0_0_0_14111881_800.jpg Speaking of Freezing, this is a significant aspect of eating all raw meats and fishies, unless you catch them yourself right out of the water or hunt it down and eat the meat right after the kill.  Raw fish and Raw meat can contain bacteria and parasites which can be quite harmful and even cause death.  Most of the time they don't, and in my long history of eating this stuff raw, I have never had so much as an upset stomach, whereas I got Tomaine Poisoning twice off of cooked meat which practically killed me.  Only in recent years have I taken to the practice of freezing and thawing raw meats before eating.



The reason is this.  If there are parasites and bacteria inhabiting your fillet, if you freeze to -4F for about 4 days, this will kill them as effectively as cooking does, and it doesn't destroy the flavor or texture like cooking does.  So as an additional security/health measure here, I do the Freeze/Thaw before slicing up my Sashimi.  In fact, just about all the "fresh" fish you buy at the fish store nowadays has already gone through one or more of these cycles.  The fish are collected up on large industrial fish processing ships where they do the fillet work, vacuum seal them and throw them in a Liquid Nitrogen Bath which flash freezes them down to something like -321F (-196C).  Then they go through a series of transports generally finally ending up on a Reefer truck where the temp inside the box maybe is around 20F, depending how hot it is outside.  When they get to the Food Superstore, they go in another Freezer, this one down to maybe -10F until they are ready to sell it.  Then it thaws slowly in a refrigerator set around 35F over a couple of days and is put out in the refrigerated display counter for sale.  Pretty much no bacteria or parasites live through this, and your fish is generally quite safe to eat raw right out of the counter, assuming the minimum wage paid fish mongers working behind the counter clean as they are supposed to every night on closing.  I basically took to doing an additional Freeze-Thaw cycle after buying just to add a little insurance here, but at least for Freddie's Fish, I would eat it raw straight out of the counter.



https://www.copykat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/butcher.jpg This brings us to the next RAW counter down at Freddie's, the MEAT counter.  I actually took to eating raw meat quite a bit before I got into eating raw fish in my college years as the Japanese restaurants proliferated around NY Shity.  After returning from Brazil in my late preteen years, I missed the Churascaria's we often ate at there, where the meat was brought to you on the spit at your table and sliced off right onto your plate.  So I took to BBQing meat myself on a little cast iron Hibachi in the small back yard we had in our NY Shity Queens McMansion which mom got as part of the divorce settlement.  I started with Hamburgers of course, and quickly discovered that a really JUICY burger should have a nice pink inside.  For me, pink turned to RED after a while, although for anyone else I was cooking a burger for I kept it to pink or even well done if they asked for that.  I could never understand that though, well done dries the meat out and it's like eating leather, albeit in the case of burgers its ground up leather.  A well done steak though is like eating the soles off a Cowboy Boot.



Once I realized I liked my meat on the BBQ "Pittburgh Rare" (charred on the outside, still mooing on the inside) I started experimenting with eating the meat RAW right out of the package immediately after I brought it home from the grocery store when it was still nice and bright red straight out of the grinder.  Just ground beef for hamburgers at first on this, and it was DELICIOUS!  Just a pinch or two at a time at first also.  I didn't get sick, even though I had already heard about all the dangers of eating raw meat.  Then I read about "official" gourmet meals like Steak Tartare which featured raw meat, and I decided it was OK to eat this stuff.  After all, carnivores in nature who don't have control of fire eat their meat raw all the time.  I suspect by eating it a small amount at a time for a while I built up my gut so it could digest the stuff well without my getting sick.



http://www.steak-enthusiast.com/wp-content/uploads/primeFilet_lores09_lrg.jpg With the beef, I tried some other cuts  besides hamburger raw, but really unless it is ground up the only one that is any good for raw eating is Fillet Mignon, which is fairly expensive.  Around here these days it comes in aroun $16/lb.  Good ground sirloin though you can get for $4/lb on sale, and the taste and texture are pretty close to the same as Fillet Mignon.  I do occasionally buy the Fillets though, because when you slice them up they LOOK a lot nicer and the visual component of eating is part of the pleasure, one of the parts I can still enjoy.  Up at the top of the page here you see one of my Steak Fillets sliced up Sashimi style, with some Au Jus dipping sauce.



It's the dipping sauces that throw a fly in the ointment as far as keeping your costs down when going with the raw eating, both with fish and with meat.  These days, if you mosey on down the sauces and marinades aisle in the Food Superstore, the choices are endless and these bottles go from anywhere from around $2/bottle if you catch a sale to $8/bottle.  You don't really NEED a dipping sauce of course, and some of the time I will do without a dip to just enjoy the flavor of the RAW MEAT by itself.  However, many of these sauces are REALLY good and enhance the raw eating experience.



https://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/vmY1G93fQBh6NVJjQ8FTIA/348s.jpg On the upside to this, once you buy a bottle of a particular kind of sauce it lasts a long time.  You only need about a tablespoon worth for a whole fillet for dipping as you go.  My current methodology on this is to pick one sauce I haven't tried yet each time I shop and buy a bottle of that, hopefully ON SALE.  One that came in very cheap recently was Dumpling dipping sauce and it's my current favorite.  Thai Peanut sauce is also very good, and of course Teriyaki sauce.  I've had a few failures too, I thought Chinese Hot Mustard might be good, but it was too overpowering for the meat.  The choices are pretty endless here particularly in the Asian Foods aisle, just find your own favorites.



While I am comfortable with both Beef and Fish raw, I don't eat either Pork or Chicken raw.  With pork, I have been told too many stories about Trichonosis and never could bring myself to trying it.  On the BBQ, I always cooked it through until there was no pink showing in the middle, still trying to keep it juicy though.  Similarly with chicken, a few times early on I under-cooked my chicken on the BBQ and it was still gooey and slimy on the inside when I bit into it.  This grossed me out and I always make sure my chicken is cooked through now, however I prepare it.



Now that I have given a not so brief history of how I developed a taste for eating RAW animal protein, I'm going to tie it into collapse issues.  As with my prior post on Luggage, it might not be immediately clear how my diet relates to collapse.  It doesn't really HAVE to relate, since the Diner is both a Collapse Blog and my personal blog, but in this case there is a connection.



One thing for me personally is that these days I am more consumed with my own personal issues of Health Collapse than the collapse of the society at large around me.  When you have the Grim Reaper stalking you all the time it's tough to fix your mind on anything else but fending him off for another day.  However, there are many issues with the food consumption here which apply more generally in the World of Collapse.



https://www.nceagletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/high-food-prices.gif The first issue is one of COST.  The fact here is that despite not being a very rich Amerikan (in fact a pretty poor one by measures here), I CAN afford to buy what are some of the most expensive cuts of meat and fish on the market to try and up my protein intake.  That's partly because I don't buy much of them because my appetite is so depressed, but much more it is because producing this food is so heavily subsidized in Amerika, and relative to income food is a pretty small part of your daily living expenses, even if you are fairly poor.  If you are SUPER poor and qualify for a SNAP Card, you can STILL afford these foods if you are wise about how you spend your monthly food budget.  I have demonstrated that on numeros occasions in the SNAP Card Gourmet series.  For the vast majority of the world though, these foods are out of the question, they have daily food budgets in the $2/day range (and even less!).  In all probability these foods aren't even available in the markets to buy, even if you had the money.  I doubt sashimi quality Ahi Tuna steaks are available at the markets in Rio, for instance.



The next issue is the cost to the environment.  As most of us Kollapsniks are aware, cattle ranching is extremely water intensive and overall pretty destructive to the local ecosystems.  The space the cows take up and the land used to grow their feed is land taken away from all the other creatures that might be living there.  Over in Brazil, square miles of rainforest are burned every day to make room for more cattle ranching. This argument is often made by vegans who want to get the whole human population to swear off eating meat.



http://southeastagnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/brand-taglines-beef-cattle.jpg Here in Amerika though, this leads you to a major Economic problem if Amerikans actually did this.  Meat is the staple food of the Fast Food industry, from Burgers to Tacos.  Every Mickey Ds and Taco Bell would have to shut down.  Those places are among the few still employing people!  I doubt you could convert them over to selling fast food Bean Sprouts and Soy Burgers either, the consumers would riot.  "What?  No BEEF?  It's What's for Dinner!"



Not only do you lose the fast food workers, you lose all those people employed in the Feedlots and Slaughterhouses as well, not to mention the folks doing the local butchery and packaging up the meat into scrumptios looking foam & plasic containers!  While many of them might be re-employed growing bean sprouts, this will take a while in transition.  Shifting the Food Economy here off its focus on Meat is not something you could do overnight, anymore than you can shift the Carz & Trux economy back to Oxen drawn carts.



Finally in terms of the Collapse Blogosphere, this brings up an old debate I had with Gail Tverberg, and one which in fact led to my quitting her website and quit cross posting her blogs.



Gail is a pretty good actuary, and she had some good insights early on to the direction things were going.  However, she also fancies herself to be an Anthropologist and she is a believer in Near Term Human Extinction as well, although she doesn't explicitly admit that in her blogs.  You can read it in the subtext though of the commentary on Our Finite World.



Gail has a theory that because Homo Saps have evolved Small Jaws, we have to cook our food and thus require fire to survive.  So in her opinion, once we can't access fossil fuels anymore, Homo Saps will burn down all the remaining forests on earth in order to cook their food and heat their homes.  This is just nonsense.  Homo Saps will die off much too fast to burn down all the forests, and where most of the remaining forests are is where most Homo Saps are NOT.  Mountainous regions, regions with no available ground water, etc.  No way to transport the wood from where it is growing to the places people live for them to burn it.



https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7a/d6/7c/7ad67c4041ba51209e6c77f6ebd7f200--wine-cheese-goat-cheese.jpg The fact is of course, small jaws or big jaws, you don't need to cook most foods for them to be digestible by a current Homo Sap.  My current diet is just about ALL raw foods, or fermented ones.  Besides the Raw Meat & Fish, the fruits I eat are all raw and the cheeses are all fermented.  I don't eat grains that need to be cooked.  My diet is basic Paleo, Fat and Protein.  I don't think I turned my stove on once in the last month, and I am not starving (although granted I am losing weight).  If my appetite was better though and could eat more, I would have no problem existing withough cooking my food, and in fact without most most of my teeth either!



The need to heat your home is also a pathetic argument.  Inuit and Aleuts up here had almost no fuel to work with, they simply lived in small dwellings where their own body heat kept the domicile warm enough through the winter to survive.  Gail is so thoroughly middle class she can't even imagine that, I doubt she has ever been winter camping a day in her whole life.  So to her, when she can't get heating oil for her McMansion, she will go Extinct one winter as she freezes to death.



In order to live on this kind of diet though, those foods you can eat raw do need to be available for you to access.  So if you are going to survive on raw fish, you do need to live near the coast and have a boat to go out and collect fish with.  If you are going to eat raw meat, you either need to be raising it yourself or live in a neighborhood where there is wild game sill roaming around.  If you are going to eat fermented cheeses, you need to be raising Goats or Cows that provide the milk for this.  If you are going to live on fresh fruits, you need to live in a warm climate where these things grow on trees reasonably rapidly.  Finding ONE spot where you can get them ALL is pretty tough of course.



Also true is that currently there are too many people walking the earth to live this way.  That however will NOT be true moving into the future.  A significant percentage of the population is bound to die off.  As more people go to the Great Beyond, there will be more food resource for the remaining population.  Unclear at the moment is precisely how big a percentage of the population needs to buy the farm before this becomes feasible, but I suspect a 99% Dieoff would do it.  That would still leave 75M Homo Saps walking the Earth, which is a long way from Extinction.



Meanwhile, for myself it is a challenge every day to find stuff I can eat to keep this meat package motoring along for another day while I chronicle Doom on the internet.  The RAW MEAT is the current leader of the pack here for me these days, in some tasty dipping sauce.  YUM!



http://www.sciencefocus.com/sites/default/files/GettyImages-518884925.jpg


Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special:12/24/2017
Post by: RE on December 24, 2017, 05:46:02 AM
Celebrating Eat it Raw Day here on the Diner

Steak Tartare

(http://i0.wp.com/www.foodrepublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/koreansteaktartare.jpg?fit=1268%2C710)
Title: Re: Eat it Raw
Post by: Surly1 on December 24, 2017, 06:14:08 AM
As regular readers of the Diner know, I have numerous health issues stemming from my spinal injury.

This brings us to my current enthusiasm, RAW ANIMAL PROTEIN.

// Meanwhile, for myself it is a challenge every day to find stuff I can eat to keep this meat package motoring along for another day while I chronicle Doom on the internet. The RAW MEAT is the current leader of the pack here for me these days, in some tasty dipping sauce. YUM!

And now we know. Wishing you luck with getting some nourishment!
Title: Re: Eat it Raw
Post by: RE on December 24, 2017, 07:03:18 AM
As regular readers of the Diner know, I have numerous health issues stemming from my spinal injury.

This brings us to my current enthusiasm, RAW ANIMAL PROTEIN.

// Meanwhile, for myself it is a challenge every day to find stuff I can eat to keep this meat package motoring along for another day while I chronicle Doom on the internet. The RAW MEAT is the current leader of the pack here for me these days, in some tasty dipping sauce. YUM!

And now we know. Wishing you luck with getting some nourishment!

It's a challenge.  Even Fillet Mignon gets boring 3 days in row.  ::)

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/24/2017
Post by: RE on December 24, 2017, 01:54:26 PM
Celebrating Eat it Raw Day here on the Diner

Cottage Cheese & Fruit Salad

(http://eat-spin-run-repeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/fruit-salad-topped-with-cottage-cheese-1.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/24/2017
Post by: RE on December 24, 2017, 07:47:36 PM
Celebrating Eat it Raw Day here on the Diner

Sashimi!

(https://kellysiew.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/20130708_133206.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Christmas Breakfast Special: 12/25/2017
Post by: RE on December 25, 2017, 07:15:05 AM
Eat Santa & Frosty!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w_DV9AGQhxo/Wju8DdJoqdI/AAAAAAAAsL0/llWwQRDGdIECJnwykDfhC7Xk80eKdoSdQCJoC/w1280-h1075/image-0-04-04-186b9c028861dbcde7f85d1b6d51c992e1d7f182a6c718ea508d0fabf0907a59-V.jpg)

There will be no Lunch Special today.  We will serve the Diner Dinner Special for the early crowd from 1PM-4PM and for the late crowd from 5PM-9PM.  We will be showing "It's a Wonderful Life" at 1PM and "Miracle on 34th Street" at 5PM on our big screen 4K Super AMOLED monitors with Bluetooth Wireless Sennheiser Headsets available if you don't bring your own.

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Christmas Dinner Special: 12/25/2017
Post by: RE on December 25, 2017, 11:45:20 AM
  We kicked off the Specials with Prime Rib, and had Turkey for Thanksgiving.  That leaves us with just Ham as a traditional Main dish for Christmas Dinner.  Fortunately here at the Diner we also own a Honey Baked Ham franchise and get the first choice of hams right out of the oven on Christmas Day, then Spiral Cut on our patented spiral slicers.  :icon_sunny:

Honey Baked Ham with Pineapple & Cherry Glaze

(http://img.taste.com.au/Bm08ivvI/taste/2016/11/pineapple-maple-glazed-ham-92443-1.jpeg)

Scalloped Potatoes

(http://assets.simplyrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/scalloped-potatoes-gruyere-horiz-a-1200.jpg)

Spinache Souffle

(http://img.sndimg.com/food/image/upload/w_896,h_504,c_fill,fl_progressive,q_80/v1/img/recipes/31/14/3/picRWegLE.jpg)

Glazed Baby Carrots

(http://img.sndimg.com/food/image/upload/w_896,h_504,c_fill,fl_progressive,q_80/v1/img/recipes/50/66/9/picFxZ9kA.jpg)

Up now on the Big Screens TVs!

http://www.youtube.com/v/lxNXtjGY_Us

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Title: Doomstead Diner Christmas Dinner Special: 12/25/2017
Post by: RE on December 25, 2017, 03:44:49 PM
Same Meal as above for the evening Diners.  Now up on the Big Screens "Miracle on 34th Street"

http://www.youtube.com/v/M2sjRRcONOc

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Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/26/2017
Post by: RE on December 26, 2017, 07:25:00 AM
Celebrating Mexican Day here on the Doomstead Diner!

Breakfast Taco

(http://thequotablekitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_9219.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on December 26, 2017, 09:21:07 AM
Austin and San Antonio argue about which one invented the breakfast taco. Pretty sure it's a Texican dish rather than a Mexican dish. Either way, I've been hooked on them since I started dental school (they served them in the cafeteria). I'm still searching for the best breakfast taco of all time. There are many delicious variations.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on December 26, 2017, 11:07:12 AM
Austin and San Antonio argue about which one invented the breakfast taco. Pretty sure it's a Texican dish rather than a Mexican dish. Either way, I've been hooked on them since I started dental school (they served them in the cafeteria). I'm still searching for the best breakfast taco of all time. There are many delicious variations.

Mexicans invented the Taco, so anything served inside a taco shell gets labelled Mexican.

If I was stuffing the Taco shell, it would have eggs, chorizo, jack cheese, avocado, diced tomatoes, green salsa and sour cream topped with chives.

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on December 26, 2017, 11:31:26 AM
Austin and San Antonio argue about which one invented the breakfast taco. Pretty sure it's a Texican dish rather than a Mexican dish. Either way, I've been hooked on them since I started dental school (they served them in the cafeteria). I'm still searching for the best breakfast taco of all time. There are many delicious variations.

Mexicans invented the Taco, so anything served inside a taco shell gets labelled Mexican.

If I was stuffing the Taco shell, it would have eggs, chorizo, jack cheese, avocado, diced tomatoes, green salsa and sour cream topped with chives.

RE

The new breakfast diner across the street from the office has migas. Miga tacos with queso and green tomatillo sauce are pretty awesome.

There are two kinds of salsa you need for a breakfast taco. The most important one is what Texicans call pico de gallo, which is finely diced tomatoes, diced jalapenos, diced onions and diced cilantro. The other one is whatever brand of hot salsa you like. We have a local brand made by somebody from our old neighborhood, called Sabor. All fresh ingredients, and hot as fuck.
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/26/2017
Post by: RE on December 26, 2017, 12:12:28 PM
Celebrating Mexican Day here on the Doomstead Diner

Enchiladas!

(https://d1bjorv296jxfn.cloudfront.net/s3fs-public/styles/recipes_header_image/public/recipe-images/sargento/1594-ArtisanEnchildas.jpg?itok=dVVLlG3O)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/26/2017
Post by: RE on December 26, 2017, 05:39:37 PM
Celebrating Mexican Day here on the Doomstead Diner

Fajitas!

(https://i1.wp.com/paleonewbie1.objects.cdn.dream.io/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/paleo-newbie-steak-fajitas-new-1266x850.jpg?fit=1266%2C850)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/26/2017
Post by: Surly1 on December 26, 2017, 06:46:23 PM
Celebrating Mexican Day here on the Doomstead Diner

Fajitas!

(https://i1.wp.com/paleonewbie1.objects.cdn.dream.io/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/paleo-newbie-steak-fajitas-new-1266x850.jpg?fit=1266%2C850)

Splendid food photography, as well.
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/27/2017
Post by: RE on December 27, 2017, 04:55:00 AM
Celebrating Greek Day here on the Doomstead Diner

(http://s4.thingpic.com/images/X9/NAHG9f14F6AttrVYfB5cSjNy.jpeg)

Breakfast Pita!

(http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/images/Recipe/PF641BREAKFASTX144-h.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/27/2017
Post by: RE on December 27, 2017, 02:37:00 PM
Celebrating Greek Day here on the Doomstead Diner

Moussaka!

(http://www.mygreekdish.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Moussaka-recipe-Traditional-Greek-Moussaka-with-Eggplants.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/27/2017
Post by: RE on December 27, 2017, 07:56:09 PM
Celebrating Greek Day here on the Doomstead Diner

Leg of Lamb

(https://www.halfhersize.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/boneless-leg-of-lamb-11.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/28/2017
Post by: RE on December 28, 2017, 07:59:09 AM
Celebrating Chinese Day here on the Doomstead Diner

(https://www.shutterbug.com/images/photo_post/%5Buid%5D/LiJiangPagoda.jpg)

Egg Drop Soup & Pork Dumplings

(https://img.okezone.com/content/2016/12/02/298/1557560/dingin-dingin-enaknya-santap-sup-egg-tofu-kuah-tomyam-HuWXbG3hY4.jpg)

(https://assets.epicurious.com/photos/57aa24b3de966cd27ad74905/2:1/w_1260%2Ch_630/pork-dumplings.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 12/28/2017
Post by: RE on December 28, 2017, 02:03:12 PM
Celebrating Chinese Day here on the Doomstead Diner

Shrimp Lo Mein

(http://del.h-cdn.co/assets/17/23/980x490/landscape-1496940046-shrimp-veggie-lo-mein-2sm.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/28/2017
Post by: RE on December 28, 2017, 06:19:01 PM
Celebrating Chinese Day on the Doomstead Diner

Moo Goo Gai Pan

(http://savorflavorasia.com/menu/upload/kung%20Pao%20New%20style%20Corrected%201920%20%20500k%20WEB%20TIGHT-%20REALLY.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/29/2017
Post by: RE on December 29, 2017, 05:59:13 AM
Celebrating Italian Day on the Doomstead Diner

(http://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/field/image/nero-rome.jpg)

Breakfast Frittata

(https://www.slenderkitchen.com/sites/default/files/recipe_images/italian-frittata.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/29/2017
Post by: RE on December 29, 2017, 07:13:38 PM
Celebrating Italian Day on the Doomstead Diner

We skipped lunch today.  Bizzy with errands.  Dinner is tasty though, and FILLING!  :icon_sunny:

Lasagna!

(https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn-image.foodandwine.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fstyles%2F4_3_horizontal_-_1200x900%2Fpublic%2F1496848354%2Fgarfield-the-cat-holding-lasagna-FT-BLOG0617.jpg%3Fitok%3DdYXG6gmk&w=700&q=85)

(http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/images/2014/07/lasanga-bolognese-1500x1125.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/30/2017
Post by: RE on December 30, 2017, 05:31:55 AM
Celebrating French Day on the Doomstead Diner

(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/37cb3942e6b4bc587ca7233f34c4cf4f)

Arugula & Wild Mushroom Quiche

(http://www.beanitos.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/QUICHEv2-1100x733.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special
Post by: RE on December 30, 2017, 03:42:19 PM
Celebrating French Day on the Doomstead Diner

Honey & Roast Garlic Baked Brie

(http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/images/Recipe/PF641APPETIZERX141-h.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/30/2017
Post by: RE on December 30, 2017, 06:06:04 PM
Celebrating French Day on the Doomstead Diner

Duck a la Orange

(http://www.goodfoodchannel.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ExpatExplore_Duck-a-l%C3%93range.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Sunday Brunch Special: 12/31/2017
Post by: RE on December 31, 2017, 05:12:49 AM
Celebrating Scandinavian Day on the Doomstead Diner

(http://soyreferee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2e45eef5a13401fb0c9dc7c16d30f3c4.jpg)

Smörgåsbord!

(http://resources.mynewsdesk.com/image/upload/t_open_graph_image/udstwrkjymr4vah6vxts.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/1/2018
Post by: RE on January 01, 2018, 06:52:46 AM
Waffles!

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress-n77dj22gw2eczv6a/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/12/07121956/waffle.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on January 01, 2018, 07:29:05 AM
I had the pancakes. Same fruit. Nice way to start the year.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on January 01, 2018, 07:46:32 AM
I had the pancakes. Same fruit. Nice way to start the year.

How did Helen Keller burn her fingers?

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/1/2018
Post by: RE on January 01, 2018, 03:14:30 PM
Smoked Whitefish (Chubbs), Trout, Salmon & Anchoves

(http://nordicfiddlesandfeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2012-Fish-at-the-smorgasbord-_MG_1631.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/1/2018
Post by: RE on January 01, 2018, 06:03:54 PM
Pike-Perch with Creamed Mushrooms and Horseradish

(https://www.saveur.com/sites/saveur.com/files/styles/1000_1x_/public/sweden-recipe-pike-horseradish-2000x1500.jpg?itok=gj-dIfQT)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: RE on January 02, 2018, 05:22:33 AM
Fillet Mignon & Eggs

(https://sandiegofoodfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/SteakAndEggsPhotoBySanDiegoFoodFindsMDM.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: RE on January 02, 2018, 12:42:38 PM
Balsamic Chicken & Tortellini Spinach Salad

(https://multiplydelicious.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/newmans-own-photos-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: Surly1 on January 02, 2018, 12:59:00 PM
Fillet Mignon & Eggs

(https://sandiegofoodfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/SteakAndEggsPhotoBySanDiegoFoodFindsMDM.jpg)

Geez, that looks good. Wish we could eat.

Bleh.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: RE on January 02, 2018, 01:04:16 PM
Fillet Mignon & Eggs

(https://sandiegofoodfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/SteakAndEggsPhotoBySanDiegoFoodFindsMDM.jpg)

Geez, that looks good. Wish we could eat.

Bleh.

You eat with your imagination.  :icon_sunny: That's how I do it.  Bonus you can eat as much as you want and never get fat!

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: Surly1 on January 02, 2018, 01:13:52 PM
Fillet Mignon & Eggs

(https://sandiegofoodfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/SteakAndEggsPhotoBySanDiegoFoodFindsMDM.jpg)

Geez, that looks good. Wish we could eat.

Bleh.

You eat with your imagination.  :icon_sunny: That's how I do it.  Bonus you can eat as much as you want and never get fat!

RE

I have more empathy for your plight than ever right now. Both Contrary and I laid up with the flu. She has been really diligent in caring for me, and now we are both flat on our asses. I took a grocery run by myself this PM and it liked to kill me. Wiped me out. This has set my recovery back at least a week. Managed to get some sherbet in both of us.

But that steak and eggs looked goooood.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: RE on January 02, 2018, 05:02:13 PM

I have more empathy for your plight than ever right now. Both Contrary and I laid up with the flu. She has been really diligent in caring for me, and now we are both flat on our asses. I took a grocery run by myself this PM and it liked to kill me. Wiped me out. This has set my recovery back at least a week. Managed to get some sherbet in both of us.


Sorry to hear about the setback.  :(

Any excursion out of the digs is exausting for me.  I'm trying to get enough preps on any trip now to last a full week.  I last went out on Friday, I should make it to at least Thursday before I need to go out again.  I dread the days I have to go out as they approach.  When D-Day finaly arrives, I don't want to get out of bed.  My goal is usually to get out by 11when it is light enough out for safe driving, but I rarely make it before 1.  I take 800mg of Ibuprofen and sit down at the computer to get my shoes on and wait for it to kick in.  It makes the walking more tolerable.  I brush my Rat's Nest of hair back and cover it with a hat and I wobble out the door. I get myself into the car with one of my stools and head for a store with nice Cripple Carts.  I get out carefully checking for any ice patches and hang onto the door and steering wheel as I get out, terrified I will fall and not be able to get up.  When I make it in to the store I sit down on the Cripple Cart and sigh with relief.

Once in the store (usually Fred Myer or Walmart) I spend quite a while cruising the aisles and looking at all the food on the shelves I would love to buy and cook up, but which I know I will end up throwing out.  I fantasize about all the great meals I would be cooking for the Doomstead Diner.

It gets dark here by around 4 when  I get home.  I keep all the light in the place off, except for my computer screen, backlit keyboard and my smart phone there is no light.  I work my way to the refrigerator or toilet using my phone as a flashlight.  The light inside the fridge comes on automatically when I open the door, and it practically blinds me.

I have become the real life manifestation of Schrödinger's cat.  I am neither alive or dead; or I am both at the same time.

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/schrodinger.jpg)

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: Surly1 on January 02, 2018, 05:15:44 PM

I have become the real life manifestation of Schrödinger's cat.  I am neither alive or dead; or I am both at the same time.
RE

Is there any way you can get some in home help/care? Any options there?
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: RE on January 02, 2018, 05:18:27 PM

I have become the real life manifestation of Schrödinger's cat.  I am neither alive or dead; or I am both at the same time.
RE

Is there any way you can get some in home help/care? Any options there?

I have thought about it but not acted on it as of yet.  Mat-Su Health Clinic where I go to the PA Bimbo for Primary Care Referals supposedly has some kind of Social Work department, the next time I am over there I will check into it and maybe make an appointment.

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: Surly1 on January 02, 2018, 05:25:18 PM

I have become the real life manifestation of Schrödinger's cat.  I am neither alive or dead; or I am both at the same time.
RE

Is there any way you can get some in home help/care? Any options there?

I have thought about it but not acted on it as of yet.  Mat-Su Health Clinic where I go to the PA Bimbo for Primary Care Referals supposedly has some kind of Social Work department, the next time I am over there I will check into it and maybe make an appointment.

RE

Actually I am thinking a home health care nurse or personal helper.

The convocation was a year and a half ago, and it's like your physical condition has slid off the table. Medicare pays for this stuff, especially if you can tie it to your unsuccessful surgery.

It's a thought.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: RE on January 02, 2018, 05:41:15 PM

I have become the real life manifestation of Schrödinger's cat.  I am neither alive or dead; or I am both at the same time.
RE

Is there any way you can get some in home help/care? Any options there?

I have thought about it but not acted on it as of yet.  Mat-Su Health Clinic where I go to the PA Bimbo for Primary Care Referals supposedly has some kind of Social Work department, the next time I am over there I will check into it and maybe make an appointment.

RE

Actually I am thinking a home health care nurse or personal helper.

The convocation was a year and a half ago, and it's like your physical condition has slid off the table. Medicare pays for this stuff, especially if you can tie it to your unsuccessful surgery.

It's a thought.

Yea, I know there is some Home Health Care Medicaid/Medicare will pay for, but this is an aspect of the bureaucracy I have not yet negotiated.  I'll need to get more details from a Social Worker who hopefully is not a complete dimwit like my PA and NP at Mat-Su are.

Even if they won't pay, I could afford to have someone come and help me once or twice a week on errands and keeping the place neater, but finding someone reliable who I would trust is not EZ.

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/2/2018
Post by: RE on January 02, 2018, 06:22:02 PM
Chicken Paprikash

The mom of one of my college girlfriends taught me to make this recipe.  Hungarians.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/smwkPJpNp38/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/3/2018
Post by: RE on January 03, 2018, 08:41:06 AM
Cinnamon Rolls!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mTE_zQYpE-4/TN3H7VGeANI/AAAAAAAAKzQ/XYJoVjjEbkc/s1600/022.JPG)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/3/2018
Post by: RE on January 03, 2018, 12:30:24 PM
Tongue Sandwich!

There are lots of ways to fix a tongue sandwich, my preference is the Jewish Deli method, JUST THE TONGUE on Rye with Jewish Mustard.  The center part is the best and most tender and FAT laden.

Sadly, I haven't run across a Deli that serves tongue sandwiches in well over a decade.  :(

(https://e96pp6nibh-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/DareToDine_Tongue_072915A.jpg)

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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/3/2018
Post by: RE on January 03, 2018, 06:18:00 PM
Lobster Thermidor

(http://food.fnr.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/food/fullset/2009/4/5/1/RY0107_32044_s4x3.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.1280.960.jpeg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/4/2018
Post by: RE on January 04, 2018, 07:04:49 AM
Eggs!

How do you like yours best?  Take the Poll at the top of the page! (You can change your vote daily!  :icon_sunny:)

Scrambled, Sunny Side Up, Over Easy
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/03/20/16/3E76634A00000578-4332152-image-a-104_1490028941443.jpg)  (http://bodybalance4you.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/sunny-side-up-eggs.jpg)  (https://images.eatthismuch.com/site_media/img/339590_HeatherMclean_5ee3bbde-ad1d-473c-9570-968ff8684d0d.png)

Poached, Soft Boiled, Hard Boiled
(http://holmescookedmeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Poached-Eggs.jpg)  (https://bigoven-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/perfect-soft-boiled-eggs-f87fbe.jpg)  (http://www.musttastegood.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/hard_boiled_eggs.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/4/2018
Post by: RE on January 04, 2018, 07:21:06 AM
Note: There are a few other ways to fix eggs of course, but they usually require other ingredients.  You could do a Plain Omelette, but that's not much different from Scrambled.  Besides, everybody adds at least some cheese to an omelette.  You could do Deviled Eggs, but that's really just hard boiled with some mayo and whatever else you add when you mash up the yolks.

So I stuck to JUST THE EGGS!

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/4/2018
Post by: jdwheeler42 on January 04, 2018, 01:07:18 PM
Note: There are a few other ways to fix eggs of course, but they usually require other ingredients.  You could do a Plain Omelette, but that's not much different from Scrambled.  Besides, everybody adds at least some cheese to an omelette.  You could do Deviled Eggs, but that's really just hard boiled with some mayo and whatever else you add when you mash up the yolks.

So I stuck to JUST THE EGGS!
I do a variation of scrambled.  I crack the eggs directly into the hot pan as if I were cooking them over easy, and when the whites are mostly cooked but the yolks still liquid, I then stir them up in the pan until they are dry.  I know other people make scrambled eggs by cracking them in a bowl and whipping the whites and yolks together until they are uniform, sometimes with a little extra milk, and then heating them up.  My way gives them a lot more texture.

And then I pour on the ketchup  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/4/2018
Post by: RE on January 04, 2018, 02:22:19 PM
Note: There are a few other ways to fix eggs of course, but they usually require other ingredients.  You could do a Plain Omelette, but that's not much different from Scrambled.  Besides, everybody adds at least some cheese to an omelette.  You could do Deviled Eggs, but that's really just hard boiled with some mayo and whatever else you add when you mash up the yolks.

So I stuck to JUST THE EGGS!
I do a variation of scrambled.  I crack the eggs directly into the hot pan as if I were cooking them over easy, and when the whites are mostly cooked but the yolks still liquid, I then stir them up in the pan until they are dry.  I know other people make scrambled eggs by cracking them in a bowl and whipping the whites and yolks together until they are uniform, sometimes with a little extra milk, and then heating them up.  My way gives them a lot more texture.

And then I pour on the ketchup  :icon_mrgreen:

When I do scrambled, I do them the second way.  You have to beat them to get air into them and make them fluffy.  Using 1/2 & 1/2 instead of milk makes them even richer and fluffier. This also gives you an even distribution of yolk and white.  Then when cooking keep the flame medium low so they don't cook too fast and dry out. Push them around the pan for even cooking and slide onto the plate when they are JUST firming up.  They should have a slightly wet look to them.

Similarly, when I do boiled eggs I do a version between Hard & Soft.  I try to hit it so the yolk has JUST started to gel, with some liquid yolk left, but not as liquid as soft boiled.  The white has to be stiff enough though so you can peel the egg and bite into it.  Too soft and the liquid tends to drip out and you get egg stains on your shirt or pants.  I never make boiled eggs to eat at home though, they are a bag lunch item for me.  I hate the commercially made ones they are always way over cooked and look like this:

(http://housewifehowtos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Make-Hard-boiled-eggs-for-a-crowd-no-gray-yolk.jpg)

Way too dry.  I hate dry eggs.

The closest I can find to the consistency I like is this:

(https://uz71pyzpz0-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/instant-pot-soft-hard-boiled-eggs-4ab.jpg)

It's hard to hit this JUST right, the time can vary from around 6.5 to 7.5 minutes depending on the size of the egg and how cold it was when it went in the water and how many eggs you dropped in to do in one batch.

The only time I ever made poached eggs regularly was when I was married, making Eggs Benedict for me and the ex-wife for a big Sunday Breakfast.  I never do them just on their own.

I first liked my eggs most Sunny Side Up, I would eat the whites and then mop up the yolk with white toast.  Then I switched to scrambled, and nowadays I do Over EZ, bust the yolk on the plate and use it to make a sauce spread over the white part.  I still do scrambled occasionally, but I don't do the bowl with added milk anymore, too much of a pain in the ass and extra dish washing.  I crack the egg right in the pan and then immediately scramble and beat it and cook to the slightly wet look.  Not quite as good as the full version in the bowl, but quicker and easier.

In the voting, Over Easy is leading Scrambled 2:1.  No votes for other styles as of yet.

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/4/2018
Post by: RE on January 04, 2018, 02:30:48 PM
Chinese Spare Ribs

(https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_05/955846/04_slow_cooker_chinese_spareribs__632a733e57a44cc046f7d314d3899e2d.jpg)

Don't forget the Duck Sauce!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ff/fa/6e/fffa6e8e3da92f7d218f9a7948ea4e79.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/4/2018
Post by: RE on January 04, 2018, 06:19:29 PM
Teppan-Yaki

(http://respectmyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Benihana-Wagyu-16.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/5/2018
Post by: RE 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:

(https://www.mrbreakfast.com/images/1426_denver_omelet.jpg)

Diced Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions & Ham

This does NOT look like a WO:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TZZI8W5Us5M/maxresdefault.jpg)

It looks good though!  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/5/2018
Post by: RE 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:

RE

Leg of Lamb Stew

(https://hestinaskardia.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/spring-lamb-stew.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/6/2018
Post by: RE 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!

(http://dinnerwithaura.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/029.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/6/2018
Post by: RE on January 06, 2018, 11:39:50 AM
More Raw Meat!  :icon_sunny:

Beef Carpaccio

(http://img.taste.com.au/pdHb0gPy/taste/2016/11/beef-carpaccio-with-cauliflower-and-garlic-chips-94459-1.jpeg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/6/2018
Post by: RE on January 06, 2018, 06:22:58 PM
Chicken Kiev

(http://cdnwp.audiencemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/754316-1-eng-GB_chicken-kiev-default-image-900x420.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/6/2018
Post by: Surly1 on January 06, 2018, 07:04:25 PM
Chicken Kiev

(http://cdnwp.audiencemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/754316-1-eng-GB_chicken-kiev-default-image-900x420.jpg)

Chicken Kiev is just magnificent. A real crowd-pleaser.
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/7/2018
Post by: RE 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

(http://www.pacificinn.com/d/pacific/media/__thumbs_1600_714_crop/NEWEST-Breakfast-Buffet-Fruit-731x293.jpg)

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:
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/7/2018
Post by: RE 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:

(http://brcdn.ar-cdn.com/recipes/originals/38d9e61b-8178-4316-a5af-c7d9d68ccc11.jpg)

(https://www.nutrisaborcongelados.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/07-FEIJOADA-EXEC.jpg)

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/6/2018
Post by: jdwheeler42 on January 08, 2018, 06:59:32 AM
Chicken Kiev

(http://cdnwp.audiencemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/754316-1-eng-GB_chicken-kiev-default-image-900x420.jpg)
And how do you make Chicken Kiev?

First, preheat Kiev to 450 degrees....

(old Chernobyl joke)
Title: Doomstead Diner Beakfast Special: 1/8/2018
Post by: RE on January 08, 2018, 08:41:33 AM
Quiche Lorraine

(http://img.taste.com.au/OkwfPQg0/taste/2017/02/classic-quiche-lorraine-1980x1320-121391-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/6/2018
Post by: Eddie on January 08, 2018, 11:59:49 AM
Chicken Kiev

(http://cdnwp.audiencemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/754316-1-eng-GB_chicken-kiev-default-image-900x420.jpg)
And how do you make Chicken Kiev?

First, preheat Kiev to 450 degrees....

(old Chernobyl joke)

LMAO!
Title: Doomstead Diner FREE School Bag Lunch Week: 1/8/2018
Post by: RE on January 08, 2018, 03:02:59 PM
(https://images.freeimages.com/images/premium/previews/1235/12357054-boy-eating-school-lunch.jpg)

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

(https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/1200*677/GettyImages-76984077.jpg)

Banana
(http://ask-thenutritionist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Banana-2.jpg)

Chocolate Milk
(https://www.dollartree.com/assets/product_images_2016/styles/xlarge/26064.jpg)

Potato Chips
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51e1EvH6qPL.jpg)

Peanut M&Ms
(http://www.mms.com/Resources/img/products/peanut/prd.jpg)

Today's Lunch Reading Material
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/amazing-fantasy/15-1.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Egg Poll
Post by: Eddie 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:

(https://www.mrbreakfast.com/images/1426_denver_omelet.jpg)

Diced Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions & Ham

This does NOT look like a WO:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TZZI8W5Us5M/maxresdefault.jpg)

It looks good though!  :icon_sunny:

RE

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
Title: Re: The Egg Poll
Post by: RE on January 08, 2018, 05:41:45 PM
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

You can change your vote every day in this poll!  :icon_sunny:  Vote what you feel like eating for breakfast tomorrow, and the Diner Breakfast staff will see what they can do.  We do have other customers though, so your choice is not guaranteed.

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/8/2017
Post by: RE on January 08, 2018, 08:17:25 PM
Meat Loaf!

(http://freesouthernrecipes.com/images/com_yoorecipe/280/cajun_meatloaf.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/9/2018
Post by: RE on January 09, 2018, 05:47:39 AM
Tamago (Japanese Egg Cake or Omelette)

You could almost count this as another style of cooking eggs, except there are usually ingredients added to it, Mirin and Sake.

(http://www.saltandpeppershakers.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/tamago-sushi-salt-and-pepper-shakers.png)

I have made Tamago a few times, but it is a pain in the ass.  First off, you need a square pan to do it, and this isn't in a normal set of cooking gear, and you don't use such a pan for much else.  You also have to have the temperature set JUST right, and then you have to be pretty good at flipping over the cake as it grows without breaking it.  Then you also have to cook in fairly large batches of 6-8 eggs at a time.  I do like the resulting finished product, but not THAT much more that it is worth all the trouble to do it.  Here's a video on how to make tamago.

http://www.youtube.com/v/NTIcJ_tdEJM

RE
Title: Doomstead Diner FREE School Bag Lunch Week: 1/9/2018
Post by: RE on January 09, 2018, 11:13:04 AM
Another cheap day.  I never loaded up my sandwich with that much Bologna or Cheese though.  3 slices of Bologna, 2 slices of Cheese, Mustard.  1 package of Bologna and one package American Cheese would last around 3 weeks.

Bologna & Cheese

(https://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/AlmB_eE_S3AGoZU535Suqw/o.jpg)

Apple (Delicious variety)

(http://readthespirit-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/feed-the-spirit/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/11/apple-2.jpg)

Coke

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/511rL-aYd9L._SL1000_.jpg)

Cheerios

(https://officedepot.scene7.com/is/image/officedepot/380712_p?$OD%2DLarge$&wid=450&hei=450)

Oreos

(http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ht_oreo_cookie_jef_120301_wmain.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/9/2018
Post by: RE on January 09, 2018, 08:03:43 PM
BBQ T-Bone Steak & Mushrooms

(https://images-gmi-pmc.edge-generalmills.com/bba94f64-0cb2-4225-9aa7-810c1ec81c37.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/10/2018
Post by: RE on January 10, 2018, 08:09:42 AM
Yogurt, Strawberries & Grain Parfait

(https://73f0e1518e903443913e6712-triedandtastycom.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/strawberry-yogurt-parfait-02.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner FREE School Bag Lunch Week: 1/10/2018
Post by: RE on January 10, 2018, 02:08:55 PM
A little more expensive today, Tuna Fish.  Not that much more though, because the cans were bigger back then and I could get 2 weeks worth of tuna sandwiches out of 1 can.

Tuna Fish Sandwich

(http://momsdish.com/sites/default/files/styles/recipe_image_1600x900_scale/public/recipe-instructions/image/1435206798_6.jpg?itok=f3Ba0sWu)

Orange

(https://www.oasis-botanical.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/orange-web.jpg)

Iced Tea

(https://www.aqua-amore.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/lipton-ice-tea-lemon-plastic-bottle-12x500ml.jpg)

Fritos

(https://veganfoodlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/are-fritos-vegan.jpeg)

Hershey Bar with Almonds

(https://www.oldtimecandy.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/h/e/hersheys-chocolate-almond-candy-bar.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/10/2018
Post by: RE on January 10, 2018, 06:54:15 PM
MONSTER LOBSTER!

This tops the biggest one I ever had, which was around 3.5 lbs.  This "Mother of all Lobsters" weighs in at 10 lbs!  :o  Even subtracting the shell weight, if this guy ate the whole thing at one sitting by himself, that is real P-I-G territory.

(https://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/_KVstt_mgYvrjtG4Vq5A-w/o.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/11/2018
Post by: RE on January 11, 2018, 04:09:21 AM
Following up on last night's dinner of MONSTER LOBSTER, this morning we will have on special MONSTER EGGS.  Cooked by our Chefs in the style you prefer.  :icon_sunny:

Ostrich Eggs

Sunny Side Up
(https://truffle-assets.imgix.net/055bbddf-ostrich-egg-taste-test_thumbnail-p.jpg)

Over EZ
(https://media.timeout.com/images/102765476/image.jpg)
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Scrambled
(http://www.pepper.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/os8.jpg)

Soft Boiled
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/96/9a/95/969a9597971c10493510daa248de7ce2--egg-art-ostriches.jpg)

Hard Boiled
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7851512624_93da68ac3a_o.jpg)

Omelette
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/97/0f/d0/970fd0c4e94e5f5426e97087afc026c1--ostriches-lean-meals.jpg)

Poached Eggs Benedict
(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/8b7d8daddd1898b4a2d5325d03d17c90ddb4280d/c=0-33-644-395&r=x803&c=1600x800/local/-/media/Pensacola/2014/03/04/eggbenidict.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner FREE School Bag Lunch Week: 1/11/2018
Post by: RE on January 11, 2018, 11:07:06 AM
Today's lunch came in REALLY cheap for RE back in elementary school, because I didn't have to buy the ground beef for the meat loaf, mom bought that for dinner and I just cut off a slice to use for my sandwich.  She also bought the Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions etc because those were used for other meals besides my lunch bag.  Same with condiments like mayo, mustard and ketchup.  This was a cheat on the budget of course, but really not that much.  I still could have stayed in budget if I had to buy it all myself with my $5/week, just fewer comic books!  :(

Mom's recipe for meatloaf wasn't too complicated.  Ground beef, diced &sauteed onions, a can of Campbell's vegetable soup, eggs and Progresso Italian flavored breadcrumbs.  It was pretty good, one of her better dishes.  I would shape the Meatloaf so the slices would fit PERFECTLY on a slice of Wonder Bread.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Meat Loaf Sandwich
(https://photos.bigoven.com/recipe/hero/underground-deli-meatloaf-sandwich.jpg)

Seedless Grapes
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Table_grapes_on_white.jpg)

Orange Juice
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61kqGkc489L._SL1000_.jpg)

Ritz Crackers with Peanut Butter
(https://www.madetobeamomma.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Bunny-Process.jpg)

Yodels!
(https://sep.yimg.com/ay/famousfoods-store/drake-s-yodels-2-boxes-12.jpg)

Today's Lunch Reading Material
(https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/11/117763/2403460-ss1.png)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/11/2018
Post by: RE on January 11, 2018, 06:06:23 PM
Off the MONSTER size meals here for a more normal portion.  I will keep Monster Meals as a regular feature though.  :icon_mrgreen:

Smoked Mangalitsa Pork Chops
(https://i2.wp.com/www.kamadocook.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/porchetta-superJumbo-v2.jpg?resize=2048%2C1152)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/12/2018
Post by: RE on January 12, 2018, 06:10:23 AM
Not my favorite at home breakfast (the fruit improves it though), but once Quaker Oats came out with the Instant Oats flavored oatmeal packages, it became a staple of my breakfasts while out camping.  Apple-Cinnamon flavor was my favorite.

RE

Oatmeal
(http://img.finedininglovers.com/?img=http%3A%2F%2Ffinedininglovers.cdn.crosscast-system.com%2FBlogPost%2FOriginal_1580_oatmeal-fresh-berries-banana-CUT1.jpg&w=1200&h=660&lu=1339613971&ext=.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner FREE School Bag Lunch Week: 1/12/2018
Post by: RE on January 12, 2018, 12:48:58 PM
Friday has arrived, so this is the last Bag Lunch of the week.  I saved the best for last, STEAK Sandwich.  :icon_sunny:  This again came in cheap for me because mom bought the steaks which I BBQed on the weekends.  I always saved enough for at least one steak sandwich.  We didn't do this every weekend though, maybe every other weekend in good weather.  In winter, maybe once a month.

By no means is this list of Bag Lunches complete of course, there are many more you can put together at a reasonable cost for your kids.  Quite a bit better and more nutritious than what you get from the school cafeteria, although if you qualify as a poor person for FREE meals there, that's the way to go on that one.  You can't beat free.

Next week's Lunch Series will be focusing on SOUPS!  Tune in for the best in soup meals here at the Doomstead Diner next week.

RE

Steak, Mushrooms & Onion Sandwich
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Peach
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Root Beer
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Pistachio Nuts
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Sara Lee Pound Cake
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I usually would buy a cup of Vanilla Ice Cream from the cafeteria to go with the Pound Cake slice.  BIG DESERT!  :icon_sunny:

Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/12/2018
Post by: RE on January 12, 2018, 06:07:06 PM
Interestingly, there is no Lobster in Lobster Sauce.

There are also numerous variations on this one.  This is the one looks most like the ones I had in Chinatown back in NY Shity.  Served with white sticky rice on the side.

RE

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce
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Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/13/2018
Post by: RE on January 13, 2018, 05:19:58 AM
The most basic of Omelettes, the humble Cheese Omelette.  Well, there is such a thing as a "Plain Omelette", but to me that is no different than Scrambled Eggs, other than the fact you can brown the outside if you like it that way.  I don't.

Even with just cheese though, there are a lot of variations, since there are so many cheeses.  My first Cheese Omelettes were of course with Amerikan "Cheese Product" from Kraft.  You know, the "cheese with the paper between the slices".  Later replaced by individually wrapping in plastic.  I finally discovered Swiss cheese was better and stopped using the fake cheese from Kraft.

The Diner will be putting many different Omelettes on Special in the future.  We're running out of different styles of egg cooking.  ::)

As you eat, remember the words of Uncle Joe Stalin.  "You can't make an Omelette without breaking a few Eggs."


RE

Cheese Omelette

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Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/13/2018
Post by: RE on January 13, 2018, 02:05:53 PM
Chef's Salad

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/89/Chef_Salad.JPG/1200px-Chef_Salad.JPG)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/13/2018
Post by: RE on January 13, 2018, 06:25:44 PM
Elk Chop in Blackberry Port Sauce

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Title: Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord: 1/14/2018
Post by: RE on January 14, 2018, 05:27:50 AM
I'm changing the name of the Sunday opening meal from "Brunch" to "Smörgåsbord".  Instead of the whole buffet, you get just my selections of stuff from the buffet tables (at least what I can Google up anyhow).  :icon_sunny:  The close up pics of the plates are much more mouth watering in general.  Only two meals on Sunday since the Smörgåsbord has so much food and comes later in the day than typical breakfast.  Still working on Dinner choice for tonight.  ???  Suggestions :hi:!

Gimmee the MEAT!
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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/14/2018
Post by: RE on January 14, 2018, 04:24:45 PM
Lite dinner after all the MEAT at the Smörgåsbord today.

RE

Cordon Bleu Manicotti
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Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/15/2018
Post by: RE on January 15, 2018, 05:34:47 AM
This was one of my mom's favorites, and I developed a taste for it too.  You don't have to be fancy like the pie below, you just buy a pint of blueberries, a cup of sour cream and you scoop out a spoonful of each into your mouth. Tastes just like the pie, and no dishes to do!  You get about 3 days of breakfasts from this.

Blueberries & Sour Cream
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Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/15/2018
Post by: RE on January 15, 2018, 12:33:44 PM
It's Soup4Lunch Week here on the Diner!

To qualify as a full meal pretty much by itself, the soup (or gumbo or stew or chili) has to be stomach filling and rich, with all the nutritional ingredients of protein, fat, carbs and vitamins contained in the soup.  You can add crusty day old bread for dipping, or crackers, croutons, goldfish, fried egg noodles etc to fill it out.

Starting off the week with a personal favorite, New England Clam Chowder.  I like the Manhattan Clam Chowder also which is tomato based, but the New England chowder in the cream base is richer in calories, if not so much in flavor.  I did run across a really flavorful version down in WA when visiting with K-Dog though at an Ivar's restaurant which is a lcal chain with both fine restaurants and seaside clam shacks.  The good one I had was at one of the fine restaurants, the one at the clam shack was not so good.

RE

New England Clam Chowder
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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/15/2018
Post by: RE on January 15, 2018, 06:31:14 PM
This one is for the Vegans out there.  Indian cooking has a lot of good Vegan dishes.

Aloo Baingan
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Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/16/2018
Post by: RE on January 16, 2018, 06:29:36 AM
Spinach-Mushroom Quiche

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Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/16/2018
Post by: RE on January 16, 2018, 12:49:04 PM
We are Turning Chinese for today's Soup4Lunch Special.  ;D  A big bowl of rich Hot & Sour Soup will really warm your innards!

RE

Hot & Sour Soup
(http://assets.blog.foodnetwork.ca/files/2015/01/Hot-and-Sour-soup-recipe-Food-Network-Canada.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/16/2018
Post by: RE on January 16, 2018, 07:28:46 PM
BBQ T-Bone Steak with Mushrooms

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Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/17/2018
Post by: RE on January 17, 2018, 06:54:51 AM
I like other nuts like macadamias and pistachios in my Brownies also, but you have to make those yourself.  Not usually available in commercial establishments.  The Diner will feature them though!  Together with your Endless Espresso, a High Energy start on the day!

Walnut Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream Sunday
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Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/17/2018 Soup4Lunch Week
Post by: RE on January 17, 2018, 12:16:58 PM
Also known as "Jewish Penicillin", Matzoh Ball Soup has it all!  Rich protein filled chicken broth, easily digested protein, carbs and fat in fluffy Matzoh Balls, and vitamins and roughage from the carrots and celery.  Eat a bowl a week and you'll never get the flu!  Better than vaccines.

Matzoh Ball Soup
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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/17/2018
Post by: RE on January 17, 2018, 05:15:34 PM
Thai Crispy Snapper in Red Curry
(https://travelwithoutborders.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/crisp-snapper-in-red-curry.jpg)
Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/18/2018
Post by: RE on January 18, 2018, 06:55:01 AM
Many pepole eat Gravlax the same way the eat Nova or Lox, on a Bagel with Cream Cheese.  IMHO however, because it is not smoked, only cured, Gravlax has a more delicate texture and flavor which should be enjoyed on its own, with a caper or two in each bite.  Just the FISH please! Slice thin and roll into rose like pinwheels for a nice presentation.

Gravlax
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Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/18/2018
Post by: RE on January 18, 2018, 10:12:18 AM
Today's Soup4Lunch meal is Black Bean soup.  There are many variants on this one also, the one I like has sausage in it and is a soup version of Feijoada.  You can add to this sour cream and avocado as in the illustration, corn kernels, carrots, etc as you please.  Real stick to the ribs meal!

Black Bean Soup
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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/18/2018 🥩
Post by: RE on January 18, 2018, 06:50:08 PM
My sister's favorite.

Roast Beef with Gravy
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/19/2018
Post by: RE on January 19, 2018, 04:48:04 AM
Note: Next week the Diner will be featuring our To-Go Breakfast Meals for your morning commute.  The drive thru is open 24/7.

Quinoa, Avocado & Tomato Bowl

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Title: 🥄 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/19/2018
Post by: RE on January 19, 2018, 11:56:11 AM
The Italian version of "Everything in the Kitchen Sink" Soup.  Best made with fresh veggies of course, but you can make a passable one with all canned veggies too.  Veggies will vary by season when using fresh. You can also make it all Vegan, or add a meat of your choice, chicken and sausage both work well.  For the pasta carbs, a nice addition is to use cheese filled tortellini. Parmesan Flakes on top also a nice addition  Enjoy!  :icon_sunny:

Minestrone
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Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/19/2018
Post by: RE on January 19, 2018, 06:22:10 PM
As I have mentioned before, my preference when hitting the Sushi Bar at the local Japanese restaurant is to go for Sashimi, aka JUST THE FISH!  However, Sushi in all it's many varieties tends to be more popular.  Sushi artists everywhere create their own "signature" rolls, along with the standards of California Rolls, Tuna Rolls, etc.  Our Sushi artists behind the Sushi Bar counter are the best in the world!

I don't think I could have finished this sushi plate at one sitting even when I still HAD a decent appetite!  ::)

Sushi!
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Title: 🐷 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/20/2018
Post by: RE on January 20, 2018, 08:14:34 AM
This is a dish I never eat myself.  It's basically your standard bacon/eggs/cheese/potatoes breakfast, but all smushed together in one pan.  I prefer to take bites of each food type separately and enjoy the distinct flavor and texture of each.  This dish is for PIGS 🐷 who like to shovel as much food in their mouth as they can with every bite.

Country Breakfast
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Reminder:  Monday we will begin featuring the Diner To-Go Breakfast Menu.  If you commute to work or school, don't miss next week's Diner offerings!
Title: Re: 🐷 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/20/2018
Post by: Surly1 on January 20, 2018, 12:12:11 PM
This is a dish I never eat myself.  It's basically your standard bacon/eggs/cheese/potatoes breakfast, but all smushed together in one pan.  I prefer to take bites of each food type separately and enjoy the distinct flavor and texture of each.  This dish is for PIGS 🐷 who like to shovel as much food in their mouth as they can with every bite.

Country Breakfast
(http://www.recipe-diaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/DSC_2164.jpg)


I'm with you. could never understand those "breakfast bowl" things. Eeesh. Just bring a feedbag, motherfucker...
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/20/2018
Post by: RE on January 20, 2018, 08:01:17 PM
We missed Lunch today because I was out on a Prep Run to Walmart. 🏃‍♂️ So for the Dinner Special tonight we are having the planned Soup4Lunch meal, with the addition of some Cheesy Garlic Bread to make it even MOAR filling.  The final soup in this week's specials is Split Pea with Ham, another real stick to the ribs soup.  I didn't like it much as a kid, but that was because my mom only bought the Campbell's Condensed version, which is very thin when you add the water.  When Campbells came out with the Chunky variety of soups, I developed a liking for Split Pea soup.  The best split pea soup you make from scratch yourself using dried split peas.  It's rarely on the menu at restaurants, even those that offer a large soup menu.  Available at the Diner though!

This concludes our week of Soup4Lunch specials.  There are many others I could have included, so I probably will do another 1 or two of these weeks in the future.  I LOVE 💓 soup!

Split Pea & Ham Soup
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Cheesy Garlic Bread
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RE
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Special
Post by: RE on January 21, 2018, 07:08:52 AM
I picked out a bunch of mini-open face sandwiches from the Swedish table in the buffet.  I can't identify what they all are, but they LOOK great!  :o

This kind of breakfast is totally impractical for an individual at home, even for a typical family of 4.  You need to be feeding a lot of people, and have a few people to set up an assembly line to make the mini sandwiches.  We did this at the convocation in SC with bagels and lox.  Fortunately at the Diner on Sundays we have a lot of customers!  :icon_sunny:

Smörgåsbord Mini Open Face Sandwiches
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Title: Re: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Special
Post by: Eddie on January 21, 2018, 10:00:44 AM
I picked out a bunch of mini-open face sandwiches from the Swedish table in the buffet.  I can't identify what they all are, but they LOOK great!  :o

This kind of breakfast is totally impractical for an individual at home, even for a typical family of 4.  You need to be feeding a lot of people, and have a few people to set up an assembly line to make the mini sandwiches.  We did this at the convocation in SC with bagels and lox.  Fortunately at the Diner on Sundays we have a lot of customers!  :icon_sunny:

Smörgåsbord Mini Open Face Sandwiches
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Looks like bruschetta. Could just as easily be Italian.
Title: Re: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Special
Post by: RE on January 21, 2018, 02:13:49 PM

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Looks like bruschetta. Could just as easily be Italian.

I can identify the Gravlax, which indicates Scandinavian.  However, the real identification came from the website as being Swedish.

RE
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/21/2018
Post by: RE on January 21, 2018, 06:52:17 PM
Since I cooked up this meal for an earlier post on emojis, we'll have it for the Dinner Special as well. 😋

Grilled Ribeye with Mushrooms & Onions
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/22/2018
Post by: RE on January 22, 2018, 04:11:07 AM
This week we are featuring the Diner "To-Go" menu which you can pick up at the Drive Thru Window.  These meals are specifically designed to be eaten with one hand while driving for the morning commute, or while OTR on a long trip with no time for a sit down meal.

Today we feature one of our Breakfast Sandwiches.  Although they bear passing similarity to versions from the fast food industry, be assured there is NO COMPARISON.  All Diner breakfasts are made with fresh baked bread and pastries in the Diner kitchen.  All the meats are from organically fed animals with no hormones.  The eggs are from Free Range organically raised chickens.  Cheeses are made from milk from our own cows and goats on our Dairy Farm a few miles outside town.  There is no better way to begin the day of slaving away in Industrial society than with a Diner breakfast, even if you don't have time to sit down for one.

First up is the Classic Bacon-Egg-Cheese on an English Muffin.  The egg comes either scrambled/omelette style or fried to almost solid to prevent dripping on your lap while you drive.  We suggest if you have time to come inside and enjoy the sit down style which is sloppier but you can cover your lap with a fine linen napkin and use a fork and knife to avoid getting egg yolk on your Armani suit.  :icon_sunny:

Mangalitsa Canadian Bacon, Egg & Sharp Cheddar Cheese on an English Muffin

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RE

Title: Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/22/2018
Post by: RE on January 22, 2018, 12:40:00 PM
Salami & Vegetable Calzone
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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/22/2018
Post by: RE on January 22, 2018, 05:35:52 PM
Grilled Fillet Mignon & Lobster Tail Surf & Turf
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Title: Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/23/2018
Post by: RE on January 23, 2018, 05:02:09 AM
The Japanese version of an Omelette.  While driving for the morning commute, we suggest NOT using Chopsticks unless you are REALLY good with them!   ::)  Just use your fingers!  Have some paper towels so you don't need to wipe them off on your Armani suit.

Tamago Roll
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Title: 🍤 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/23/2018
Post by: RE on January 23, 2018, 01:16:37 PM
Since we started off this morning with a Tamago Roll for breakfast, we are "Turning Japanese" all day today with Tempura.   ;D

You can get either Shrimp Tempura or Vegetable Tempura, or usually a combination of the two in a full plate.  The best Tempura I ever had was when I was a kid made by a Hawaiian-Japanese co-worker of Dad the Pigman.  The crust was super light and fluffy, almost like it exploded when dropped in the hot oil.  I never learned how he did that.

http://www.youtube.com/v/LR4XNqrqxrU

Tempura
(http://shiki.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Tempura-S-V.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: azozeo on January 23, 2018, 05:20:36 PM
Great gook food....
mmm mmmmmm
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/23/2018
Post by: RE on January 23, 2018, 05:51:44 PM
There is no more tender and juicy meat than Japanese Wagyu Beef! 😋  The Nips massage the cows so the fat is beautifully marbled through the beef.  VERY pricey of course.  There is now AmeriKan Kobe (they can't use the Wagyu name here) which is raised similarly, and is similarly expensive.  Probably Mexicans are hired to do the massaging.  ::)

Before we sit down for the meal, here is what Wagyu beef looks like before it is cooked:

(https://www.debragga.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/b/dbsb0153_dsc06003.jpg)

and now for tonight's dinner...

Wagyu Beef Ribs Asian Style
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on January 23, 2018, 06:13:30 PM
I never thought I'd get nostalgic for 80's MTV  Punk/New Wave, but the missus and I always liked that silly tune. The Vapors. Sheesh. No accounting for tastes. lol.

Nice Wagyu Steak. Mongo like steak,


Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/23/2018
Post by: g on January 23, 2018, 06:18:14 PM
There is no more tender and juicy meat than Japanese Wagyu Beef! 😋  The Nips massage the cows so the fat is beautifully marbled through the beef.  VERY pricey of course.  There is now AmeriKan Kobe (they can't use the Wagyu name here) which is raised similarly, and is similarly expensive.  Probably Mexicans are hired to do the massaging.  ::)

Before we sit down for the meal, here is what Wagyu beef looks like before it is cooked:

(https://www.debragga.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/b/dbsb0153_dsc06003.jpg)

and now for tonight's dinner...

Wagyu Beef Ribs Asian Style
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I tried it at a Capital Grille last year  and it was not at all to my liking.

Found it to be like chewing on fat rather than meat, but of course we all have different tastes.

Give me a thick bone in Rib Eye anytime, rare with Worcestershire sauce anytime instead.


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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on January 23, 2018, 06:24:47 PM
I'm really a prime rib guy.
Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/23/2018
Post by: RE on January 23, 2018, 06:31:10 PM

I tried it at a Capital Grille last year  and it was not at all to my liking.

Found it to be like chewing on fat rather than meat, but of course we all have different tastes.

Give me a thick bone in Rib Eye anytime, rare with Worcestershire sauce anytime instead.


You can get Wagyu Rib Eye also!  On Sale for $109/lb!  ::)

(https://www.thedailymeal.com/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_breakpoints_theme_tdmr_lg_1x/public/story/costco-wagyu-beef-PROMO.jpg?itok=6DxhmvgA&timestamp=1417550995)

I'm not that huge a fan of of Wagyu myself, a little TOO MUCH fat.  However, your ribeye example is a little too lean also.  A Prime Cut like this one is about right.

(http://cdn-tp1.mozu.com/17461-27355/cms/27355/files/1fb1ddf2-3431-48dd-9176-443720b09aad?max=650&_mzcb=_1514824225017)

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on January 23, 2018, 06:42:03 PM
Yes RE,  The Rib Eye you posted is the kind I look for at the supermarket

I had just grabbed a few pics off the net in haste.

Goodnight Diners, Totally bonkers stock markets have GO worn out and tired. Never seen madness like it.     
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/24/2018
Post by: RE on January 24, 2018, 06:20:34 AM
Taking a mid-week break from the EGGS you tend to find in every To-Go Breakfast Meal.  ::)  The Bagel & Lox is another staple breakfast EZ to eat on the go as a sandwich.  I prefer it Open Face, but the closed sandwich version works better while driving or riding the subway in your Armani suit.

Bagel & Lox
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Title: 🥔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/24/2018
Post by: RE on January 24, 2018, 02:37:27 PM
Since we started the day with the Jewish specialty of Bagels & Lox, we're going All Jew Food today.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Potato Knish
(http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/images/2013/03/20130316-243714-sunday-brunch-potato-knish.JPG)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special 1/24/2018
Post by: RE on January 24, 2018, 06:29:32 PM
Although many of their side dishes like Kugel  are quite good, overall on the Dinner menu their main dishes are not too good.  Now, if you expand it to "kosher", then there are many appetizing recipes that fit that bill, but it's not traditional Jewish cooking, its just gourmet cooking using kosher ingredients.  I went with a traditional Jewish main dish, Stuffed Cabbage for tonight's dinner special.

RE

Stuffed Cabbage
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/25/2018
Post by: RE on January 25, 2018, 04:59:18 AM
We got in another favorite egg style vote for Poached.  Over EZ is still in the lead though.  Vote your favorite style today!

Today's To-Go Breakfast Special is a Diner Best Seller and real crowd pleaser among commuters.  It holds together well and you don't mess up your Italian Leather Shoes with egg droppings.

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Breadbowl Quiche
(https://www.wellplated.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Breakfast-Bowl-recipe-with-sausage-and-eggs.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special 1/24/2018
Post by: Surly1 on January 25, 2018, 05:26:45 AM


Stuffed Cabbage(http://cdn.banglatribune.com/contents/cache/images/1000x0x1/uploads/media/2017/02/07/fa9870a6d63eeafe2700d0896559b40c-589980f82a603.jpg)

This is the stuff of every Polish and Hungarian firehall wedding reception of my misspent youth. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Palloy2 on January 25, 2018, 06:10:59 AM
The new healthy me had a posh diner this evening, so I thought I would share it with you.  Lamb steak, chips and veggies - how healthy is that.  The lamb was nice, the chips were great, and the veggies came in a steam bag ready for microwaving.  I've not seen that before.  The portion was pretty big for one, unfortunately with some broccoli in it.

(https://doomsteaddiner.net/palloy/images/diner.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on January 25, 2018, 06:20:20 AM
The new healthy me had a posh diner this evening, so I thought I would share it with you.  Lamb steak, chips and veggies - how healthy is that.  The lamb was nice, the chips were great, and the veggies came in a steam bag ready for microwaving.  I've not seen that before.  The portion was pretty big for one, unfortunately with some broccoli in it.

(https://doomsteaddiner.net/palloy/images/diner.jpg)

I don't see any broccoli, just peas, green beans and corn.  The piece of meat is also mighty small.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on January 25, 2018, 06:26:30 AM
My biggest sow, the one I thought was infertile since she is the only one of her age that has not had a litter...she's been struggling this week and I thought she might be trying to deliver, or maybe she has a problem pregnancy. I've been checking on her every two days. I'm afraid I'm going to lose her. She is having difficulty walking, although she is not having contractions and is not dilated as best I can tell. She doesn't appear to be in great distress, but I'm worried she could die any day.

If she makes it to the weekend I'm going to slaughter her before I lose the meat.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on January 25, 2018, 06:31:01 AM
My biggest sow, the one I thought was infertile since she is the only one of her age that has not had a litter...she's been struggling this week and I thought she might be trying to deliver, or maybe she has a problem pregnancy. I've been checking on her every two days. I'm afraid I'm going to lose her. She is having difficulty walking, although she is not having contractions and is not dilated as best I can tell. She doesn't appear to be in great distress, but I'm worried she could die any day.

If she makes it to the weekend I'm going to slaughter her before I lose the meat.

Death comes to us all, one way or the other.  Save me some back ribs.

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Title: 🍔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/25/2018
Post by: RE on January 25, 2018, 01:03:39 PM
I slept through Breakfast this morning  😴 I'll feature To-Go breakfasts through Saturday to make up for it.

For Lunch today, one of our nearly infinite variety of Burgers here at the Diner.  This one is a personal favorite of mine.  :icon_sunny:

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Mushroom-Swiss Burger
(http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/mushroom-swiss-burger-906x604.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: azozeo on January 25, 2018, 01:26:00 PM
Nice bun...
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Palloy2 on January 25, 2018, 05:45:12 PM
I can see 2 pieces of broccoli in the photo. A third piece was lurking underneath.  The dog wouldn't eat when it was the only thing left on the plate.

Not enough meat - "There are a million starving children who would love to have that meat. Stop whining.  And eat your broccoli."
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on January 25, 2018, 06:20:28 PM
I can see 2 pieces of broccoli in the photo. A third piece was lurking underneath.  The dog wouldn't eat when it was the only thing left on the plate.

Not enough meat - "There are a million starving children who would love to have that meat. Stop whining.  And eat your broccoli."

Oh, OK I went back and looked.  They blended in with the peas and green beans so I missed them before.  They looked soggy and over cooked.  I would have refused them with the dog.

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Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/25/2018
Post by: RE on January 25, 2018, 07:44:12 PM
Shish Kebabs were one of my favorite meals to cook up on my little cast iron Hibachi in the tiny NY Shity style backyard of MY HOUSE, the house I lived in in Flushing after returning from Brasil.  Infinite variety of stuff you can include, but they take care in the cooking to regularly turn the skewer for even cooking, and also keeping the temperature right as well to get both the meat and the veggies properly cooked.  Today since we had such a massive Burger for Lunch, it's a Chicken-Zuchini Kebab.  Best with a Honey-Mustard glaze.

Very good collapse meal since you can raise or grow just about everything yourself in a back yard garden.

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Chicken-Zucchini Shish Kebab
(http://myzucchinirecipes.com/slir/w1000/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kabobs.jpg)
Title: 🥓 Doomstead Diner Breaakfast Special: 1/26/2018
Post by: RE on January 26, 2018, 07:36:48 AM
I didn't miss Breakfast yesterday after all.  I just missed the post I made when I scanned back through.  I'm seeing how long I can go without repeating a meal, and with my failing memory this gets tough.  ::)

Today's breakfast is for the Paleo dieters here, all PROTEIN & FAT.  I never had one of these Bacon Bowls/Cups, they are a relatively new invention.  It gets rid of the bread (or tortilla, etc) usually used to hold your To-Go breakfast meal together.  No carbs!  :icon_sunny:

I'll still do another To-Go Breakfast for tomorrow's special anyhow.  Tons of variations on this theme.

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Bacon Cup Sunny Side Up
(https://www.bigbearswife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/IMG_0162.png)
Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/26/18
Post by: RE on January 26, 2018, 01:42:29 PM
We're going Chinese again today for a light lunch of Egg Rolls.  Like other wrapped food like Burritos and Dumplings, you can stuff these things with just about anything, but I like best the traditional stuffing of pork, shrimp and shredded veggies.  You can also get them all Vegan.   Different folks like different dipping sauces for these also, sweet sauces like Duck Sauce and Oyster Sauce are popular, however I like mine with Chinese HOT Yellow Mustard.  I haven't had too many good egg rolls since leaving NY Shity and Chinatown.  They are usually too soggy.  A good egg roll should have a nicely browned and crunchy exterior and come fresh out of the deep fryer.  The one below looks pretty good.

Also next week we will feature Chinese Food To-Go for our Dinner Specials. 😋  Make sure you hit the Drive Thru Window at the Diner on the way home from your job in Industrial Civilization, if you still have one.

Pork & Shrimp Egg Roll
(http://a.abcnews.com/images/Lifestyle/ht_panda_restaurant_group_01_egg_roll_jc_150217_4x3_992.jpg)

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Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/26/2018
Post by: RE on January 26, 2018, 07:44:32 PM
Fish and Shellfish are a big part of the Diner Menu, since our physical location is right on the water in Bar Harbor, ME.  We have our own Fishing Trawler as well as our own Lobster Traps and offer up only the freshest fish.  For today, our Fisherman's Stew. 😋

(Note:  BTW, the IRL restaurant that serves this meal also serves Mangalitsa Pork! 🐖  It's in Miami.)

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Fisherman's Stew
(http://hauteliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Porcao.Florida_Fisherman_s_Stew_Harvest_Vegetables_Grilled_Bread_Saffron_Sangria_Broth_1.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/27/2018
Post by: RE on January 27, 2018, 04:42:00 AM
For our final To-Go Breakfast for this week, we feature our own version of the "Croissandwich", but not to be confused with the crap Burger King serves up!

Our version features Canadian Bacon & Provolone Cheese, as well as a Fresh Baked Croissant not the frozen/microwaved kind.  Egg style as you prefer.

Why canadian bacon and provolone cheese?  Because they are both ROUND, like the croissant and the egg!  So it all fits together evenly with no overhang!  :icon_sunny:

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Egg, Canadian Bacon & Provolone Cheese on a Croissant
(https://seattlesfavorite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/crossiant-sliced.jpg)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/27/2018
Post by: RE on January 27, 2018, 11:59:30 AM
Our first Kraut dish!  :icon_sunny:

This is a LOT of Brats though.  2 the most for me even when I had an appetite.  ::)

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Brats & Sauerkraut
(http://assets1.bigthink.com/system/idea_thumbnails/48380/size_1024/shutterstock_78567706.jpg?1353346820)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/27/2018
Post by: RE on January 27, 2018, 05:57:25 PM
In Memory of Eddies Crippled Sow.  :(

Did you put her under the knife yet?

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Spinach Stuffed Mangalitsa Butterfly Pork Chops
(http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/ows_144907420720947.jpg)

Title: Re: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/27/2018
Post by: g on January 27, 2018, 06:05:51 PM
In Memory of Eddies Crippled Sow.  :(

Did you put her under the knife yet?

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Spinach Stuffed Mangalitsa Butterfly Pork Chops
(http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/ows_144907420720947.jpg)


 ;D ;D

                             (http://www.thehungryhutch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Pork-Chops-Wine-Grape-Sauce-1.jpg)

                                   Pork Chops with Red Wine and Grape Sauce
Title: Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Selection: 1/28/2018
Post by: RE on January 28, 2018, 07:36:50 AM
Honoring Eddie's Crippled Sow again this morning from the Diner Buffet Selection at the Smörgåsbord .  :'(

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Mangalitsa Bacon Wrapped Sausage
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tjCPbQPtVpo/Tme1wkxnmqI/AAAAAAAAAmI/Sdy71Vp2jGY/s1600/baconwrappedsausages.JPG)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/28/2018
Post by: RE on January 28, 2018, 06:52:00 PM
Final Weekend Requiem for Eddie's Crippled Sow.  The Cremation where she joins her Brothers & Sisters in the Great Beyond at the Campfire of her People.  I will see her in the Cripples Wing on the Other Side.

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Spit BBQ Pig
(https://ak3.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/5853983/thumb/1.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/29/2018
Post by: RE on January 29, 2018, 08:00:07 AM
One Egg preparation I neglected originally was RAW.  Some folks like raw eggs, although they don't appeal to me much.  Too slimy. :P

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Ikura (Salmon Roe) and Quail Egg Yolk
(https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7197/6807255806_70546b21ee_b.jpg)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/29/2018
Post by: RE on January 29, 2018, 04:34:15 PM
Starting a new category of foods here today, Decorative Foods.  Also known as "Haute Cusine".  Here, PRESENTATION is what it's all about, besides tasting good the plate has to LOOK great.  Restaurants that serve this stuff are generally quite expensive of course.  ::)  At the Diner, we don't charge extra for making the plate look pretty.  What the ingredients cost is what they cost, and we just mark up enough to pay the staff and pay taxes.  The Diner itself is owned Free & Clear, no debt, by the SUN☼ Foundation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation.

When I put up these pretty dishes, I don't always know WTF is in them, but they LOOK great!  :icon_sunny:

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Looks Like a Fish Dish?  :icon_scratch:
(https://gastronomyaficionado.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/chef-lionel-levy-carpaccio-de-loup.jpg)
Title: 🦆 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/29/2018
Post by: RE on January 29, 2018, 07:55:21 PM
It's Chinese Take-Out Dinner Week here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

(https://scstylecaster.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/takeout-food.jpg)

After Pizza and Fried Chicken, there is probably no food preparation more popular than Chinese for Take-Out.  It's the Original Fast Food, most of it can be whipped up in a Wok in a few minutes.  Endless variations on the theme as well.

To begin the week, we will go with the Signature Dish of Peking (Beijing?  ???) Duck.  Few other restaurant types besides Chinese serve Duck at all.  A good one should have a crispy skin and moist and fragrant meat.

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Peking Duck
(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/06/65/13/58/peking-duck.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on January 29, 2018, 08:45:46 PM
Thai is more popular than Chinese here, I think. Somebody told me (or I read) that there are more than 60 Thai restaurants in Austin. Not that different, the way we get both here, which is not authentic, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on January 30, 2018, 12:21:54 AM
Thai is more popular than Chinese here, I think. Somebody told me (or I read) that there are more than 60 Thai restaurants in Austin. Not that different, the way we get both here, which is not authentic, I'm sure.

That is a fairly recent phenomenon and local to places that have had a lot of Thai immigrants roll in I think.  You also find a lot of Vietnamese take-out in some cities.  However, I think Chinese take-out is still the winner overall across the FSoA.  The big chains of Kroger & Safeway both have hot take-out counters for Chinese.  It's crap of course, Chow Mein, Flied Lice, Mongolian Beef, General Tso's Chicken etc, but it's still basically Chinese.  At any rate, at a later date I'll feature Thai take-out.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/30/2018
Post by: RE on January 30, 2018, 05:37:09 AM
A decorative breakfast meal today.  I actually know the ingredients on this one, Sea Scallops and Quail's Eggs.

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Sea Scallops and Quail's Eggs
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6126/6030650798_5b5e085658_b.jpg)
Title: 🌭 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/30/2018
Post by: RE on January 30, 2018, 03:27:08 PM
Nice EZ and Cheap Lunch today.  Kosher Hot Dog!  :icon_sunny:

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Kosher Hot Dog with Sauerkraut
(https://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.10508867.1434641550!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/display_960/image.jpg)
Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/30/2018
Post by: RE on January 30, 2018, 08:32:26 PM
Probably the current most purchased Chinese main dish in the FSoA, General Tso's Chicken.  It's featured at the Hot Foods counter at every Safeway and Kroger food superstore.  Back in my youth, there was no such thing as General Tso's Chicken.  Chicken Chow Mein yes, General Tso's chicken no.  I don't even know WTF General Tso was!  :icon_scratch:

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General Tso's Chicken
(https://photos.bigoven.com/recipe/hero/general-tsos-chicken-43.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on January 30, 2018, 09:06:11 PM
Just now checking the food fantasy page. Nice. I coulda eaten at the Diner today.

I had a nice lacto-ovo meal at the veggie hippie place near where my truck got repaired today. Potato-leek omelet with fresh tomato slices and a potato pancake and spicy black beans. Not too shabby.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on January 30, 2018, 09:11:10 PM
Just now checking the food fantasy page. Nice. I coulda eaten at the Diner today.

I had a nice lacto-ovo meal at the veggie hippie place near where my truck got repaired today. Potato-leek omelet with fresh tomato slices and a potato pancake and spicy black beans. Not too shabby.

Take a pic with your phone next time and upload to the Diner Menu!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 1/31/2018
Post by: RE on January 31, 2018, 05:31:00 AM
Mexican Breakfast this morning.  You can make anything into a Mexican Meal simply by encasing it in a corn tortilla of some configuration.  Burrito, Enchilada, Chimichanga, Taco, or Quesadilla.  I'm not entirely sure what the difference between the first 3 is either.  Breakfast Qeusadilla for today.

Breakfast Quesadilla
(http://del.h-cdn.co/assets/17/03/1600x800/landscape-1484951546-delish-loaded-breakfast-quesadilla-1.jpg)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/31/2018
Post by: RE on January 31, 2018, 12:53:18 PM
Good for your Sex Life!  ;D

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Raw Oysters on the Half Shell
(http://uncletsoysterbar.com/images/gallery/raw-oysters.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on January 31, 2018, 01:18:10 PM
It's oyster season. Gulf oysters are my favorite, when they're in season. This year they're extra good. Just had some Saturday night.

They don't do much for my sex life, but they are tasty.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on January 31, 2018, 01:23:49 PM
It's oyster season. Gulf oysters are my favorite, when they're in season. This year they're extra good. Just had some Saturday night.

They don't do much for my sex life, but they are tasty.

I like the texture even more than the taste.  Haven't had any in quite a while though.  The Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station in NY Shity had really good ones back in the day.  Not cheap though.

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Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/31/2018
Post by: RE on January 31, 2018, 05:31:07 PM
I'm going with a different base meat for each day of Chinese Take-Out week. I'll do one Vegan dish also. So far we covered Duck and Chicken, today we're going to go for the BEEF! 🥩  :icon_sunny:  I'm also going to use traditional Chinese Take-Out food, not anything esoteric.

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Pepper Steak
(http://www.familychoicefoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/peppersteak250.png)
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/1/2018
Post by: RE on February 01, 2018, 04:40:56 AM
My favorite Breakfast Cereal growing up.  Not overloaded with Sugar like Fruit Loops and Cornflakes.  Still a decent amount in there though.  ::)

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Cheerios
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8hDOvgnR4Jw/VcbMTaNQ_9I/AAAAAAAABys/FiRicTml-Ds/s1600/cereal.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/1/2018
Post by: g on February 01, 2018, 05:02:22 AM
My favorite Breakfast Cereal growing up.  Not overloaded with Sugar like Fruit Loops and Cornflakes.  Still a decent amount in there though.  ::)

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Cheerios
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8hDOvgnR4Jw/VcbMTaNQ_9I/AAAAAAAABys/FiRicTml-Ds/s1600/cereal.jpg)

They were bad but no one really knew back in the old days.

Cornflakes with banana slices family favorite. Still remember my mother setting up the kitchen table with six bowls most school mornings for my brothers, sister and me. At least the banana slices were healthy.  :laugh:

                                               (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/2219469340_439f6c4d2e.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/1/2018
Post by: RE on February 01, 2018, 05:15:58 AM

They were bad but no one really knew back in the old days.

Cornflakes with banana slices family favorite. Still remember my mother setting up the kitchen table with six bowls most school mornings for my brothers, sister and me. At least the banana slices were healthy.  :laugh:

                                               (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/2219469340_439f6c4d2e.jpg)

That's a step up from Count Chocula anyhow.  ::)

(https://img.etsystatic.com/il/a6799a/532617113/il_fullxfull.532617113_hg00.jpg)

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on February 01, 2018, 05:24:16 AM
Quote
That's a step up from Count Chocula anyhow.  ::)

Yes indeed, might as well been having candy bars for breakfast.  :laugh:
Title: 🥑 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/1/2018
Post by: RE on February 01, 2018, 12:38:29 PM
Going a little more healthy for lunch, although if you eat this whole salad yourself you're a PIG. 🐷  I don't know what Cobbs are either, I don't see anything that looks like a Cobb in there.

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Southwestern Cobb Salad
(https://emeals-menubuilder.s3.amazonaws.com/v1/recipes/375799/pictures/large_cobbsalad07sa.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on February 01, 2018, 01:18:20 PM
Oh, come on. Surely you know why it's called a Cobb Salad.

It was named after Ty Cobb, the mean, politically incorrect racist who happened to be one of the best baseball players to ever take the field. Apparently he invented the Cobb Salad.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on February 01, 2018, 01:31:24 PM
Oh, come on. Surely you know why it's called a Cobb Salad.

It was named after Ty Cobb, the mean, politically incorrect racist who happened to be one of the best baseball players to ever take the field. Apparently he invented the Cobb Salad.

No, I didn't know it was named after Ty Cobb.  Who was Ty named after?  Corn Cobb?

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on February 01, 2018, 01:56:52 PM
He was an amazing athlete

Cobb is widely credited with setting 90 MLB records during his career.[3][4][5][6] His combined total of 4,065 runs scored and runs batted in (after adjusting for home runs) is still the highest ever produced by any major league player. He still holds several records as of the end of the 2017 season, including the highest career batting average (.366 or .367, depending on source) and most career batting titles with 11 (or 12, depending on source).[7] He retained many other records for almost a half century or more, including most career hits until 1985 (4,189 or 4,191, depending on source),[8][9] most career runs (2,245 or 2,246 depending on source) until 2001,[10] most career games played (3,035) and at bats (11,429 or 11,434 depending on source) until 1974,[11][12] and the modern record for most career stolen bases (892) until 1977.[13] He still holds the career record for stealing home (54 times) and for stealing second base, third base, and home in succession (5 times), and as the youngest player ever to compile 4,000 hits and score 2,000 runs. Cobb ranks fifth all-time in number of games played and committed 271 errors, the most by any American League (AL) outfielder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty_Cobb

Another karma of fame thing.

His mother killed his father right before he started his pro career. He thought she was cheating and was stalking her outside her own window. She thought he was an intruder and shot him dead. Apparently Ty Cobb played to prove something to his dead father, who never wanted him to play baseball in the first place. Dad was a politician.

He got the first great endorsement contract, with Coca Cola (before income tax too!) He made a shit ton of money for that time.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on February 01, 2018, 02:07:06 PM
Oops. I think that might be an urban myth on the Ty Cobb connection. Wiki says different. Guess I was wrong.

Origin[edit]
Various stories exist recounting how the salad was invented. One says that it came about in the 1930s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, where it became a signature dish. It is named for the restaurant's owner, Robert Howard Cobb.[1] Stories vary whether the salad was invented by Cobb or by his chef, Paul J. Posti. The legend is that Cobb had not eaten until near midnight, and so he mixed together leftovers he found in the kitchen, along with some bacon cooked by the line cook, and tossed it with their French dressing.[2]

Another version of the creation is that Robert Kreis, executive chef at the restaurant, created the salad in 1929 (the year the Brown Derby's Hollywood location opened) and named it in honor of Robert Cobb.[3] The same source confirms that 1937 was the reported date of the version noted above, with Cobb making the salad.

A third origin credits the Calistoga area of Northern California, where health seekers flocked for the healing hot springs and mud baths. Locals say it was on the menu at the Calistoga Inn as early as 1920, was named after nearby Cobb Mountain due to its mounding display, with the ingredients coming from an old written family favorite, suggested by a Mrs. Gorbett of Main Street in nearby St. Helena.[citation needed]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobb_salad

I stand corrected. Live and learn. Not sure what I did before the internet.



Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on February 01, 2018, 02:11:21 PM
He was an amazing athlete

Cobb is widely credited with setting 90 MLB records during his career.[3][4][5][6] His combined total of 4,065 runs scored and runs batted in (after adjusting for home runs) is still the highest ever produced by any major league player. He still holds several records as of the end of the 2017 season, including the highest career batting average (.366 or .367, depending on source) and most career batting titles with 11 (or 12, depending on source).[7] He retained many other records for almost a half century or more, including most career hits until 1985 (4,189 or 4,191, depending on source),[8][9] most career runs (2,245 or 2,246 depending on source) until 2001,[10] most career games played (3,035) and at bats (11,429 or 11,434 depending on source) until 1974,[11][12] and the modern record for most career stolen bases (892) until 1977.[13] He still holds the career record for stealing home (54 times) and for stealing second base, third base, and home in succession (5 times), and as the youngest player ever to compile 4,000 hits and score 2,000 runs. Cobb ranks fifth all-time in number of games played and committed 271 errors, the most by any American League (AL) outfielder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty_Cobb (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty_Cobb)

Another karma of fame thing.

His mother killed his father right before he started his pro career. He thought she was cheating and was stalking her outside her own window. She thought he was an intruder and shot him dead. Apparently Ty Cobb played to prove something to his dead father, who never wanted him to play baseball in the first place. Dad was a politician.

He got the first great endorsement contract, with Coca Cola (before income tax too!) He made a shit ton of money for that time.

Another guy still fighting the Civil War.  lol.

(http://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-ty-cobb-was-still-fighting-the-civil-war-and-as-far-as-he-was-concerned-we-were-all-sam-crawford-54-24-70.jpg)

Another round of Old Dixie pleez...

http://www.youtube.com/v/5OKdbc0DYpM

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Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/1/2018
Post by: RE on February 01, 2018, 06:15:48 PM
For tonight's Chinese Take-Out, we go to the Pig!  🐖  Spare Ribs were one of my favorite regular Chinese meals.  Many folks just have them as an appetizer, not a main dish, but I liked them so much I would go for the larger size big portion for dinner.  Dipped in Duck Sauce, just scrumptious! 😋 For a complete Chinese meal, I would add an Egg Roll and a pint of Won Ton Soup.

Spare Ribs
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Title: Re: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/1/2018
Post by: g on February 01, 2018, 06:26:41 PM
For tonight's Chinese Take-Out, we go to the Pig!  🐖  Spare Ribs were one of my favorite regular Chinese meals.  Many folks just have them as an appetizer, not a main dish, but I liked them so much I would go for the larger size big portion for dinner.  Dipped in Duck Sauce, just scrumptious! 😋 For a complete Chinese meal, I would add an Egg Roll and a pint of Won Ton Soup.

Spare Ribs
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ZJWVYay7Xz4/maxresdefault.jpg)

No Chinese HOT mustard??

Pork or Chicken Won Ton Soup??

Chicken My favorite with tons of Chinese White pepper on top. MMMMM Fabulous   ::) ::) ;D :D



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Title: Re: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/1/2018
Post by: RE on February 01, 2018, 06:33:18 PM
No Chinese HOT mustard??

I had the Hot Mustard on the Egg Roll and also the little package of Fried Egg Noodles you got with your soup.  I wasn't picky with what was dropped into the Won Tons for meat.  Chicken, Pork, Cat, Dog, whatever.

(https://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/3CDS/GRFNCE1R/FGT3CDSGRFNCE1R.MEDIUM.jpg)

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Title: Re: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/1/2018
Post by: g on February 01, 2018, 06:49:53 PM
No Chinese HOT mustard??

I had the Hot Mustard on the Egg Roll and also the little package of Fried Egg Noodles you got with your soup.  I wasn't picky with what was dropped into the Won Tons for meat.  Chicken, Pork, Cat, Dog, whatever.

(https://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/3CDS/GRFNCE1R/FGT3CDSGRFNCE1R.MEDIUM.jpg)

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Gooks around here throw pork strips or chicken strips in the wonton soup no matter what the wontons are packed with.

I go for the chicken because it seems to go better with white pepper and I always have pork strips or ribs anyway so a bit of variety factors in. Nothing like Gook food late at night, especially if your a bit kucked.  :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu Moo Goo Gai Pan
Post by: g on February 01, 2018, 06:57:02 PM
A GO favorite    Five star dish ***** :emthup: :icon_sunny:


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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on February 01, 2018, 07:07:45 PM
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Chicken, Pork, Cat, Dog, whatever.
"Squab" a possibility as well, especially at a joint not doing well.    :laugh: :laugh: ;D ;D :o
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu Moo Goo Gai Pan
Post by: RE on February 01, 2018, 07:08:15 PM
A GO favorite    Five star dish ***** :emthup: :icon_sunny:
                                 

I put up Moo Goo Gai Pan a while back.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu Moo Goo Gai Pan
Post by: g on February 01, 2018, 07:13:02 PM
A GO favorite    Five star dish ***** :emthup: :icon_sunny:
                                 

I put up Moo Goo Gai Pan a while back.

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It is delicious, especially if its made with fresh large white mushrooms.

What a dish!! Soy sauce brings it all out and never bloats you up like the gook dishes with all the batter.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu Moo Goo Gai Pan
Post by: RE on February 01, 2018, 07:26:24 PM
A GO favorite    Five star dish ***** :emthup: :icon_sunny:
                                 

I put up Moo Goo Gai Pan a while back.

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It is delicious, especially if its made with fresh large white mushrooms.

What a dish!! Soy sauce brings it all out and never bloats you up like the gook dishes with all the batter.

My favorite part of MGGP was always the Snow Peas.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on February 01, 2018, 09:05:33 PM
We used to go to this joint in Houston back in the late 70's. Middle of the night, of course. Sun Deluxe. There was a female waiter there who was one of the most attractive women I ever saw....And the food was quite good. Your guys are making m hungry. The missus doesn't ever want Chinese anymore. We eat at Thai Fresh a lot. It's a trendy Austin hipster place with gluten free everything. But I can choke it down.

I'm a sucker for egg rolls. And soup.
Title: 🤪 Doomstead Diner Midnight Munchy Special: 2/2/2018
Post by: RE on February 02, 2018, 03:27:46 AM
We used to go to this joint in Houston back in the late 70's. Middle of the night, of course. Sun Deluxe. There was a female waiter there who was one of the most attractive women I ever saw....And the food was quite good. Your guys are making m hungry. The missus doesn't ever want Chinese anymore. We eat at Thai Fresh a lot. It's a trendy Austin hipster place with gluten free everything. But I can choke it down.

I'm a sucker for egg rolls. And soup.

Here's a Bonus Egg Roll for you for Midnight Munchy Consumption at the Chinese Take-Out circa 1978.  Of course back then you couldn't get Gourmet Egg Rolls with Avocado and Bacon in them.  ::)

Avocado & Bacon Egg Roll
(https://homecookingmemories.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Avocado-Bacon-Egg-Rolls-Recipe-sq2.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/2/2018
Post by: RE on February 02, 2018, 06:40:39 AM
Normal Eggs Benedict is a fairly luxurious breakfast, but if you substitute Filet Mignon for the Canadian Bacon, you get a meal fit for Elon Musk to burn through more Taxpayer Funny Money with.  ::)  It's the ultimate Steak & Eggs breakfast.

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Fillet Mignon Eggs Benedict
(http://www.snakeriverfarms.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/EGGBEN.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on February 02, 2018, 06:48:40 AM
I just don't love steak and eggs. For me beef is for dinner and pork is for breakfast.

Instead of Eggs Benedict, I've found a place that'll serve me eggs, biscuits and gravy, and serve me some tomatoes slices hollandaise sauce, and I have biscuits and gravy Benedict Arnold. It's fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on February 02, 2018, 06:56:25 AM
I just don't love steak and eggs. For me beef is for dinner and pork is for breakfast.

Instead of Eggs Benedict, I've found a place that'll serve me eggs, biscuits and gravy, and serve me some tomatoes slices hollandaise sauce, and I have biscuits and gravy Benedict Arnold. It's fucking awesome.

Use your phone and take a picture.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on February 02, 2018, 07:10:22 AM
You can take pictures with a phone?
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on February 02, 2018, 07:13:30 AM
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on February 02, 2018, 07:14:28 AM
You can take pictures with a phone?

If your phone doesn't take pics, you can buy a Kodak at Walmart for $30.  That is 10 minutes worth of time ripping off people for work on their teeth in your racket.  You can afford it.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on February 02, 2018, 07:16:09 AM
Just kidding. I'll have the missus take video with her iPad.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on February 02, 2018, 07:19:02 AM
Just kidding. I'll have the missus take video with her iPad.

Video!  Even better!  Have her shoot a vid with you cutting into it and forking it into your mouth to chew on it!  :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on February 02, 2018, 10:19:03 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/55/3d/41/553d413f06233898fe49e58751c28c5c.jpg)

This made me laugh out loud.

Where's the Nikon version?  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on February 02, 2018, 01:56:14 PM
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This made me laugh out loud.

Where's the Nikon version?  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
You'll have to photoshop that one up yourself.

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Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special 2/2/2018
Post by: RE on February 02, 2018, 02:27:56 PM
There were no Paninis around when I was a kid, so I don't have a favorite.  This Chicken & Mozzarella one looks pretty good though.

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Chicken & Mozzarella Panini
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Title: 🦐 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special 2/2/2018
Post by: RE on February 02, 2018, 06:16:34 PM
For the Chinese Take-Out Fish Dish this week, we are going with Szechuan Shrimp.  Normally for myself I would have gone for Shrimp with Lobster Sauce, but I recall having already used that dish on the Diner Menu.  I will eventually repeat stuff of course, my memory isn't too good anymore. lol.  As with other Chinese dishes, it depends a whole lot on what restaurant you go to, because the recipes for these things vary a LOT!  This one looks pretty good though and nice and SPICY like Szechuan food is supposed to be.  Serve with rice or over noodles, with plenty of ice water to wash it down with.

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Szechuan Shrimp
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_q0lsjc8Czx4/TCDz85CRH-I/AAAAAAAAAAg/AfUJCVoG8RE/s1600/IMG_0960%5B1%5D.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/3/2018
Post by: RE on February 03, 2018, 05:30:51 AM
Poached Eggs have tied Eggs Over EZ in the voting for favorite egg style, but most people don't have them this way very often at home.  This because poached eggs are somewhat trickier than say scrambled, fried or even baking in a quiche to whip up for breakfast.  Here is another foody with his description of the problems with poaching eggs:

http://lukehoney.typepad.com/the_greasy_spoon/2013/08/the-perfect-poached-egg.html (http://lukehoney.typepad.com/the_greasy_spoon/2013/08/the-perfect-poached-egg.html)
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The Perfect Poached Egg

 Poached Eggs on Toast

Despite writing a food blog, I'm not ashamed to admit to you that I've struggled to cook a decent poached egg. Over the years, I've been bombarded with advice. Some insisted on adding salt to the water, others considered this a serious no-no. Cheffy television types required you to swirl the water with a whisk, and slide the egg into the water from a saucer. An attractive girl on the television demonstrated how to poach eggs using sheets of cling-film. Mrs Beeton recommended that you add vinegar to the water. And so on, and so on. Everyone agreed that it was essential to use a fresh egg.

The trouble was that I also ended up with one mess of an egg. The white would spread everywhere, and in the worst case separate from the yolk. I happen to like soft, runny yolks, but this meant suffering a slightly undercooked white, reminiscent of you said it- snot. And on bad days, the egg white would turn an unappetising grey colour, and even congeal.

In desperation, I ordered one of those 'poach pod' things from a well-known mail order company, advertised as 'a brilliant new invention'. And the result?  Disaster. The result didn't look like any normal egg you and I know, the sort of elusive poached egg you might come across in a decent restaurant. The egg cooked well enough, but ended up with a rubbery white (is there some bizarre scientific connexion with plastic?) in a strange artificial looking shape, not disimilar to the miniature re-creation of a breast implant. Into the culinary dustbin of history went the brilliant invention.

I tried the clingfilm technique. But again, disaster. The egg white stuck to the plastic, and I managed to drop the soft egg all over the kitchen floor.

And then, Oh Praise The Lord!, I discovered (oh serendipity!) the brilliant Time Life 'Good Cook Series', edited by Richard Olney. And sure enough, there, in black and white and glorious technicolor, were simple instructions on how to 'poach an egg'. It works. This is how you do it:

Take a shallow sauté pan (in the past, I had used a small, deeper pan) and fill it with water (note, no salt, no vinegar). Bring it to the boil. Turn off the heat. Immediately crack your fresh egg into the water, making sure that you crack it as near to the hot water as you can bear (this helps to keep the shape compact).

Put the lid back onto the saucepan, and let it stand for just under three minutes. Slide the cooked egg onto a slotted spoon and transfer it to a bowl of cold water. This stops the cooking immediately. When you're ready, place the cooked egg onto a kitchen towel to drain off the water. Trim the edges of the egg white with a sharp knife. That's it.

When you're ready to eat them, dip them quickly into hot water to warm them up. You can play around with the timing according to taste. My idea of the perfect poached egg is a firm white (no snot in sight) and a firm-ish (but runny in the centre) yolk, which oozes when you cut into it. A cooking time of just under three minutes seems to do the trick.

My solution for perfect poaching is a bit different than this, but I'll save explaining it for a SNAP Card Gourmet Cooking Video in the future when I hopefully feel (and look) better.  For now, here is a perfect Poached Egg to go with your Eggs Benedict or other concotion for a Gourmet Breakfast.

Perfect Poached Egg
(http://lukehoney.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ef13a4f8834019aff2f12ab970c-pi)
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/3/2018
Post by: RE on February 03, 2018, 02:03:42 PM
Back in the Soup4Lunch Category, today we feature another robust soup with all your nutrition needs in one bowl.  If Matzoh Ball Soup is Jewish Penicillin, Wedding Soup is Italian Amoxicillin.  I've actually never made it from scratch, the canned Campbell's Chunky version is quite good.

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Italian Wedding Soup
(http://www.kermany.com/my_doc/kermany/Magazine/1-100/9/1.jpg)
Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/3/2018
Post by: RE on February 03, 2018, 06:01:16 PM
For today's Chinese Take-Out dish, we are going VEGAN! 🥕  To be honest, I have never ordered a vegan dish as a main course at any restaurant of any ethnic variety for take-out or sit down, so I don't have any personal favorite to drop in here. I like dead animal flesh incorporated into my main course.  ;D  Most of the vegan dishes I Google up appear to be Moo Goo Gai Pan without the Chicken anyhow.  This one looks fairly appetizing though, and Szechuan spicing should make it tasty.  :icon_sunny:

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Chinese Vegetables in Szechuan Sauce
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7CxMngJZzhY/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Selections: 2/4/2018
Post by: RE on February 04, 2018, 05:28:44 AM
Eating light this morning at the Diner Smörgåsbord Buffet.  There's herring, salmon, olives and cheese in there, not sure about the rest.

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Breakfast Variety Pack
(http://sandracarpenter.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Swedish-smorgssbord.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/3/2018
Post by: Surly1 on February 04, 2018, 09:07:02 AM
Back in the Soup4Lunch Category, today we feature another robust soup with all your nutrition needs in one bowl.  If Matzoh Ball Soup is Jewish Penicillin, Wedding Soup is Italian Amoxicillin.  I've actually never made it from scratch, the canned Campbell's Chunky version is quite good.

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Italian Wedding Soup
(http://www.kermany.com/my_doc/kermany/Magazine/1-100/9/1.jpg)

Few things better than really well-made Italian wedding soup, IMO. The Campbells will wet your whistle, but just ain't the real deal.
Title: Re: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/3/2018
Post by: RE on February 04, 2018, 09:58:37 AM
Few things better than really well-made Italian wedding soup, IMO. The Campbells will wet your whistle, but just ain't the real deal.

I've had Wedding Soup in quite a few Italian eateries and a few weddings too.  Sometimes they are better than the Campbells, sometimes not.  As canned soups go though, this is one of the better ones.

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Title: 🐛 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/4/2018
Post by: RE on February 04, 2018, 09:40:12 PM
For our final Chinese Take-Out meal of the full 7 day week, we offer up real Doomer Food!  :icon_sunny:

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Moo Goo Gai Mealworms & Grasshoppers
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Title: 🍌 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/5/2018
Post by: RE on February 05, 2018, 05:05:19 AM
It's a close race with Blueberry Muffins to pick my favorite.  ???  Great Trucker Breakfast, keeps a couple of days quite well in your thermoelectric cooler.  The mini-Hostess ones in the packages keep indefinitely long and aren't too bad either.

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Banana-Walnut Muffin
(http://westcoast-cafe.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Banana-Nut-Muffin.jpg)
Title: 🍗 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/5/2018
Post by: RE on February 05, 2018, 01:33:55 PM
We're offering up our first Thai dish here on the Diner for Lunch.  Chicken Wings!

Up here we don't have any all Thai restaurants in the Mat-Su Valley, but there is a Micro-Brewery that serves up Thai wings with this sauce concoction and they are quite good.

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Thai Chicken Wings
(https://frugalhausfrau.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/thai-chicken-wings-2.jpg?w=672&h=372&crop=1)
Title: 🍆 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/5/2018
Post by: RE on February 05, 2018, 07:24:08 PM
I have to make a correction for some "Fake Newz"  ::) from last week's Dinner Specials on Vegan Chinese Take-Out night.  It's NOT TRUE that I have never ordered a Vegan meal in a restaurant, in fact I have ordered many.  Just not off menus that specifically label them as "Vegan".  Here's one that qualifies as Vegan though that I really like, and also made myself on many occassions.  There are actually numerous ways to make this dish, so it will be featured again in the future.

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Eggplant Parmigiana
(http://howtofeedaloon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/eggplant-feauture.jpg)
Title: 🦆 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/6/2018
Post by: RE on February 06, 2018, 05:10:20 AM
A fancy breakfast this morning to celebrate the crashing stock market.  :icon_sunny:

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Slow-cooked duck egg with wild mushrooms, crispy shallots and tarragon dressing
(http://gbc-cdn-public-media.azureedge.net/img47566.1426x713.jpg)
Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/6/2018
Post by: RE on February 06, 2018, 01:36:02 PM
Before I travelled to Europe after HS graduation to do 6 weeks of Inter-railing, I never had Spaghetti Bolognese.  At home all we ever cooked up was spaghetti and meatballs.  I got off the train at some dipshit town in southern Italy, I don't remember the name.  I ordered the SB, it was one of the cheapest items on the menu.  I think it was around $1, maybe less.  It was FABULOUS!.  I have never had such good SB ever again, even in the best Italian restaurants.

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Spaghetti Bolognese
(http://img.taste.com.au/5qlr1PkR/taste/2016/11/spaghetti-bolognese-106560-1.jpeg)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/6/2018
Post by: RE on February 06, 2018, 09:02:26 PM
Very popular meal up here, for obvious reasons.  In the Food Superstores, they have stuffed salmon fillets already prepared, all you have to do is Take & Bake, like Pizza but classier. lol.

Crab Stuffed Salmon
(http://www.mommyweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CrabStuffedSalmon1.jpg)
Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/7/2018
Post by: RE on February 07, 2018, 04:35:14 AM
The traditional College Breakfast.   ;D

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Cold Pizza & Warm Beer
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Title: Re: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/7/2018
Post by: Surly1 on February 07, 2018, 10:19:21 AM
The traditional College Breakfast.   ;D

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Cold Pizza & Warm Beer
(https://i.iheart.com/v3/re/new_assets/5a72265659343cd4865167ad)(https://www.dogfish.com/files/media/styles/beer_style/public/beer/B4B3.jpg?itok=BTmsm-Rr)

Not just for college anymore. Been a staple of many, many weekends' breakfasts...

(https://shersbloggg.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/pizza_chihuahuadoghasslice.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/7/2018
Post by: RE on February 07, 2018, 10:43:36 AM
The traditional College Breakfast.   ;D

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Cold Pizza & Warm Beer
(https://i.iheart.com/v3/re/new_assets/5a72265659343cd4865167ad)(https://www.dogfish.com/files/media/styles/beer_style/public/beer/B4B3.jpg?itok=BTmsm-Rr)

Not just for college anymore. Been a staple of many, many weekends' breakfasts...

(https://shersbloggg.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/pizza_chihuahuadoghasslice.jpg)

I admit to having eaten this breakfast a few times since college myself...

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Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/7/2018
Post by: RE on February 07, 2018, 12:14:08 PM
Since I started the day with the archetypal college breakfast of Cold Pizza & Warm Beer, I decided to make the whole day an Homage to my college diet.  I didn't sign up for the food plan in the cafeteria at Columbia, first off the food was awful and second it was ridiculously expensive.  It also wasn't even all you can eat!  :emthdown:

http://www.youtube.com/v/_nGSvkJjc9c

I can't tell you how hard I laughed when I first saw Animal House in 1978.  My stomach muscles were aching by the time I left the theater.  It was a great parody of my college years.  :icon_mrgreen:

Lunch was usually a takeout from one of the delis or ethnic food storefronts, and Mama Joy's was the best of the delis by far.  I went Googling to see if I could find a pic of Mama Joy's from the era on the net, no luck there.  When I attended, Mama Joy's was still a relatively small deli and the meats were all prepared in house.  So your Pastrami or Roast Beef wasn't in a Shrink Wrapped package from Boar's Head, they cooked these meats up themselves, then sliced them how you liked to drop on your sandwich or hero.  In later years in the 80s, Mama Joy's morphed into a bigger Gourmet Foods Emporium like Zabars, which was a little further downtown on the West Side of Manhattan around 76th Street as I recall.

(https://lindahuber.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/zabars-cafe-new-york-ny-usa-restaurants-deli-american-cafe-deli-862382_54_990x660_201405311532.jpg)

Anyhow, one of my favorite heros to order at Mama Joy's was their RARE Roast Beef hero, where the center of the beef hunk was practically still Mooing. 🐄  They usually had 3 beef hunks cooked to varying degrees of done-ness to choose from.  This was before there were rules by the FDA on how much meat had to be cooked before you could sell it in a deli.  Today I never would buy a Boar's Head RB sandwich, that shit is overcooked to beat the band. 🤮 The RB Sandwich below is somewhat close to what Mama Joy's offered up.  I had mine with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Mayo and Salt & Pepper.

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Roast Beef Sandwich
(http://blog.fairwaymarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Rare-Roast-Beef-Sandwich.jpg)
Title: 🍗 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/7/2018
Post by: RE on February 07, 2018, 07:49:52 PM
For my final meal of the day, we're looking at College Dinner when you're not on the meal plan.

Although sometimes I would take myself out to one of the cheaper eateries in the neighborhood like Tom's Diner (famous as the Diner in the Seinfeld TV series), more often I would cook for myself in my dorm room.  My cooking apparatus was limited and simple, I had a two burner electric hot plate and a flip over electric Toaster Oven-Broiler.  They both sat on top of a typical hotel room size fridge, large enough to hold a couple of 6-packs of beer and about 2 days of dinners.  In later years after a fire in Livingston Hall where I had lived, they banned the use of these devices in dorm rooms, but when I attended it was fairly common amongst the undergrads.

Those years were the first where I experimented with recipes other than ones I had picked up from my mom or other relatives like Veal Parmigiana and Matzoh Ball Soup and got more creative with my cooking.  One of the first ones I "invented" (because I didn't use a cookbook for it) was Honey-Mustard Baked Chicken.  I bought the cheapest cut of chicken available, usually a Leg-Thigh combo.  Basted on the Honey-Mustard combo and baked.  My standard side dishes were rice & black beans and a veggie either stir-fried or steamed.  My dinners usually cost less than $1 in 1970s dollars.  I'll share some other recipes from the period at a future date in this series.

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Honey-Mustard Baked Chicken
(https://paleoleap.com/pictures/j-paleo/honey-mustard-drumsticks/honey-mustard-drumsticks-main.jpg)

Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Palloy2 on February 08, 2018, 05:43:43 AM
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On POP3 palloy@doomsteaddiner.net reports "Authentication fail". On STMP returns email with "No such user".

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on February 08, 2018, 06:06:12 AM
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Open a ticket please.

I did.  Why is this post in this thread?  It's not a food post.

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Title: 🥑 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/8/2018
Post by: RE on February 08, 2018, 06:14:12 AM
I thought I invented this breakfast about 5 years ago at my old gym.  I would drop medium boiled eggs into the holes left in the avocado when you take out the pit.  It was a great way to start the day.  In this case, they bake the egg right in the avocado.

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Avocado Baked Eggs
(http://kaleandchocolate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Baked-Avocado-with-Eggs-758x568.png)
Title: 🍅 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/8/2018
Post by: RE on February 08, 2018, 03:18:13 PM
I love tuna sandwiches, but not that fond of bread.  I'm basically Paleo in diet.  Here's a tuna sandwich without the bread!  :icon_sunny:

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Tuna Stuffed Tomato Melt
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fMfPJ_L6rYY/Uh-sJ7paB8I/AAAAAAAAAgY/1rgts_zK8Xg/s1600/img_4232.jpg)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/8/2018
Post by: RE on February 08, 2018, 10:22:21 PM
The Diner was CLOSED for Dinner tonight, since the Chief Cook & Bottle Washer was Napping.  ;D

So tonight we are having Leftovers for a Late Night Snack.  ::)

Leftovers
(http://www.smart-restaurants.co.uk/site/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Food-Leftovers-.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/8/2018
Post by: Surly1 on February 09, 2018, 03:02:00 AM
The Diner was CLOSED for Dinner tonight, since the Chief Cook & Bottle Washer was Napping.  ;D

So tonight we are having Leftovers for a Late Night Snack.  ::)

Leftovers
(http://www.smart-restaurants.co.uk/site/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Food-Leftovers-.jpg)

That is hilarious!

Just like life.
Title: Re: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/8/2018
Post by: RE on February 09, 2018, 04:38:44 AM
The Diner was CLOSED for Dinner tonight, since the Chief Cook & Bottle Washer was Napping.  ;D

So tonight we are having Leftovers for a Late Night Snack.  ::)

Leftovers
(http://www.smart-restaurants.co.uk/site/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Food-Leftovers-.jpg)

That is hilarious!

Just like life.

PHEW!  I was worried I had lost my sense of humor.  ;) :icon_mrgreen:

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Title: 🍈 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/9/2018
Post by: RE on February 09, 2018, 05:14:59 AM
I never liked cottage cheese much as a kid, or cantaloupe. 🤮 I did develop a taste for CC though while working as a med tech.  On work days/nights when I was short on cash, I would buy a container of cottage cheese and a couple of bananas to sustain me for my 16 hour shift.  I never developed a taste for cantaloupe.  The only melon I like to this day is Watermelon.

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Cantaloupe & Cottage Cheese
(https://www.eastewart.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Stuffed-Cantaloupe.jpg)
Title: 🥔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/9/2018
Post by: RE on February 09, 2018, 11:38:55 AM
A favorite Bar Food!  Lots of variations on the Potato Skins theme, so we'll feature them periodically on the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

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Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins
(https://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/7_vNKZHDevzZlwSknquXug/o.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/9/2018
Post by: Eddie on February 09, 2018, 11:51:44 AM
A favorite Bar Food!  Lots of variations on the Potato Skins theme, so we'll feature them periodically on the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

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Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins
(https://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/7_vNKZHDevzZlwSknquXug/o.jpg)

Mmmmm! I could eat that right now.
Title: 🍖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/9/2018
Post by: RE on February 09, 2018, 07:31:03 PM
We're cooking outside today at the Diner BBQ.  Along with Ribeye, my favorite cut of beef to use on the open grill are the Ribs.  Lots of FAT! 😋 They also come in at a cheap price, often cheaper than ground beef.  Smother in BBQ sauce and let it caramelize.  Many recipes call for you to slow cook them so the meat is falling off the bone, but it makes them too well done for me.  I like them still pink inside and you have to gnaw the meat off the bone.

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BBQ Beef Ribs
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/kitgui/clients/a009f65654d241638cbb908f41f03f9b/files/Cookbook/Jakes-Roadhouse/Jakes_Best.jpg)
Title: 🥧 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/10/2018
Post by: RE on February 10, 2018, 04:42:38 AM
I know "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche", but I'm not a real man anymore, I'm a CRIPPLED MONK!  So I get to eat quiche (if I still had an appetite).  Even when I was still a real man with an appetite ducking plates thrown at me by my Illuminati Spawn girlfriend (thank god they were mostly plastic or paper!  ::)) and patiently listening to verbal abuse pitched at me in Latin, I ate quiche.  So I think quiche is OK for real men to eat too!  :icon_sunny:  Many variations on this theme as well, so quiche will be back as a Diner Breakfast Special in the future!  :)

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Cannabis  & Broccoli Quiche :icon_mrgreen:
(http://emarijuanarecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Broccoli-Cheddar-Quiche.jpg)
Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/10/2018
Post by: RE on February 10, 2018, 01:31:29 PM
Nice and simple today for lunch, Grilled Ham & Cheese.  Even EZier nowadays with electric Panini Presses or a George Foreman Grill.

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Grilled Ham & Cheese
(https://grilledcheesesocial.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/17ef5-img_1462.jpg)
Title: 🍔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/10/2018
Post by: RE on February 10, 2018, 06:13:25 PM
The Diner has something for everyone, including the PIGS 🐷 out there.  Today we feature our Jumbo size hamburgers.  Don't ask what the Mega Jumbo or Super Mega Jumbo burgers look like.  ::)

Note: Next week we will be featuring Doomer Dinners on the Diner.  A great menu is lined up!  Don't miss it.

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Big Bertha Burger
(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/13e00b51d3e08bb06971e7d90a43d3e2)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Anniversary Sunday Smörgåsbord Special: 2/11/2018
Post by: RE on February 11, 2018, 05:26:39 AM
We're eating CLASSY for today's Anniversary Smörgåsbord!   :icon_sunny:  We made it through 6 years of Doom!  :o  Anniversary article coming in a bit.  I am still writing it.  I forgot this was anniversary week right up to the last minute.  ::)

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Quail Eggs & Caviar on Baguette Toast
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1d/84/1d/1d841d2d2556b7b4ffa3e92f72aaec1e.jpg)
Title: 🍲 Doomstead Diner 6th Anniversary Dinner Special: 2/11/2018
Post by: RE on February 11, 2018, 04:42:23 PM
A Celebration like this demands a FEAST!  Our Dinner tonight is a 6 course meal.  Prep up to PIG OUT! 🐷

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Greek Salad Course
(https://prettyprovidence.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/greeksalad1-1.jpg)

Miso Soup Course
(https://assets.epicurious.com/photos/576450dde047a6cf1ee8268c/2:1/w_1260%2Ch_630/miso-soup.jpg)

Appetizer Course
(http://www.lavazza-canada.ca/default/.content/images/emotionwindow/passione_caffe/4.0.1_GASTRONOMIA_HP_EW.jpg)

Paella Surf Course
(https://www.bjtonline.com/sites/bjtonline.com/files/851g_haute_jetfinitypaella.jpg)

Baby Lamb Chops Turf Course
(http://youvalencia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Comarques-004.jpg)

Desert Course
(http://static.visitacostadelsol.com/visitacostadelsol/subidas/imagenes/9/5/arc_7859_g.jpg)

All served with your selection of one of our fine wines or beers.  :icon_sunny:

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Chief Cook & Bottle Washer on the Diner for 6 straight years.

Title: 🍩 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/12/2018
Post by: RE on February 12, 2018, 05:26:30 AM
Another one of mom's favorites, along with the jelly doughnuts and chocolate doughnuts.  Needless to say, mom had a weight problem her whole life after her mid twenties or so.  As a teenager (when she married) she was skinny and quite the looker, real model material.  By the time she was 40 though, she had reached the obesity stage.  That she lived until 82 is miraculous.  She died in her sleep in her Springfield MO apartment.

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Cheese Danish
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k1avawVtfhE/Uw6VVbYxyjI/AAAAAAAATqo/vhqAulH-djU/s1600/Individual+Cheese+Danish+cropped.jpg)
Title: 🌮 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special
Post by: RE on February 12, 2018, 01:16:54 PM
Hard as this is to believe now, when I was a kid Mexican food wasn't available anywhere in my neighborhood as lunch food.  Italian, Chinese and Jewish was the rule.  However, I eventually learned about Mex food and started making my own Tacos in college.  Great cheap and EZ to cook up eats.  :icon_sunny:

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Tacos
(https://res.cloudinary.com/hellofresh/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_80,w_auto:100:1280/v1/hellofresh_s3/image/5a5ce42fad1d6c5ca7459502-aa41dbf4.jpg)
Title: 🐿️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/12/2018
Post by: RE on February 12, 2018, 07:49:50 PM
It's Doomer Dinner Week here at the Diner!  All week we will feature dishes concocted with typically available Doomer food.  Enjoy!  :icon_sunny:

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Squirrel Stew
(http://cdn0.wideopenspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/squirrel-aurora-recipe.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/13/2018
Post by: RE on February 13, 2018, 04:46:20 AM
I like Ikura (Salmon Roe) more than Caviar with the morning Eggs.  Pops in your mouth when you bite down.  Very good with scrambled eggs.

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Salmon Roe & Scrambled Eggs
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NS1TdcpJgUA/UrClwOJ23pI/AAAAAAAAF4s/cYra0GxsyGw/s1600/scrambled+eggs+with+Caviar+Russe+hardwood-smoked+salmon+roe.jpg)
Title: 🐛 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/13/2018
Post by: RE on February 13, 2018, 07:51:32 PM
Missed lunch today.  Caught napping again. 😴

Tonight's Dinner is Doomer Chinese!

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Stir Fried Crickets
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_LF_deCRcnk/VlLb_3sz0EI/AAAAAAAAAsk/p6NrdXJ7qUk/s1600/c%25C3%25B4n%2BTr%25C3%25B9ng%2Bc%25C3%25A0%2Bcu%25E1%25BB%2591ng.JPG)
Title: 🍩 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/14/2018
Post by: RE on February 14, 2018, 05:14:49 AM
A regular OTR staple breakfast, along with a 32 oz Flying J Coffee in the refillable mug.  You paid $10 for the big mug, then you never had to pay for coffee again.  TA and Petro offered the same deal with their mugs.  I had one of each.  A bag usually lasted me around 3 days.

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Hostess Donettes
(https://www.publix.com/images/products/300000/301380-600x600-A.jpg)
Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/14/2018
Post by: RE on February 14, 2018, 03:01:52 PM
I haven't had this in a long time.  I made a lot of it though, it was very popular at Capsuto Freres (my restaurant back in the day).  CF was forced outta  biz by Superstorm Sandy.  That neighborhood was flooded for months.  It was a great restaurant though.

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Linguini with Red Clam Sauce
(https://www.mygourmetconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/linguine-red-clam-sauce.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/14/2018
Post by: g on February 14, 2018, 04:53:15 PM
I haven't had this in a long time.  I made a lot of it though, it was very popular at Capsuto Freres (my restaurant back in the day).  CF was forced outta  biz by Superstorm Sandy.  That neighborhood was flooded for months.  It was a great restaurant though.

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Linguini with Red Clam Sauce
(https://www.mygourmetconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/linguine-red-clam-sauce.jpg)

It's good but much better with a white clam sauce. A GO favorite with a sprinkle of Romano and a dollop of extra virgin olive oil in the sauce.

Don't forget the Chianti, preferably a Classico

                                     
                                          (https://images.vivino.com/thumbs/1345590722_8117_375x500.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/14/2018
Post by: RE on February 14, 2018, 07:49:10 PM
It's good but much better with a white clam sauce. A GO favorite with a sprinkle of Romano and a dollop of extra virgin olive oil in the sauce.

Don't forget the Chianti, preferably a Classico


I like White Clam sauce also, but I've already used that dish.  It's the more commonly served one in most Italian restaurants.  We went with red to stand out from the crowd.

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Title: 🐸 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/14/2018
Post by: RE on February 14, 2018, 08:00:52 PM
Today's Doomer Dinner Special are those friendly amphibians in your pond. 🐸  Palloy has a good supply I believe.  Tastes like chicken!  :icon_sunny:

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Deep Fried Frogs Legs
(https://cookinginsens.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/img_1814b.jpg)
Title: 🥞 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/15/2018
Post by: RE on February 15, 2018, 06:34:20 AM
If Matzoh Ball Soup is Jewish Penicillin, Latkes are the Tylenol. They come in 2 varieties, Potato and Matzoh Meal.  I preferred the MM version better.  Although some Diners would eat them the same way as an Amerikan pancake with butter and a syrup like honey or maple, I liked mine with just some salt.

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Matzoh Meal Latkes
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WU2LiREyRKM/VmM7QoziQ8I/AAAAAAAART8/rlMsPENocyo/s1600/fryingfennellatkes.jpg)
Title: 🥗 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/15/2018
Post by: RE on February 15, 2018, 11:34:17 AM
Salads of various types are great lunch food.  Italian Antipasto is one of my favorites along with the Greek Salads.  They come in lots of varieties, the main thing with them is they should present a counterpoitn to the pasta that you generally get in and Italian meal.  Salami is almost always in there and some type of cheese, olives, and roasted or pickled veggies.  We'll feature more antipasto's here at the Diner in the future.

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Sweet & Spicy Antipasto
(https://assets.bonappetit.com/photos/57aca76af1c801a1038bc68a/16:9/w_1200,c_limit/sweet-and-spicy-antipasto-salad.jpg)
Title: 🐛 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/15/2018
Post by: RE on February 15, 2018, 06:06:59 PM
Moving back down the food chain tonight for Doomer Dinners at the Diner to the Worms.  🐛  Insect/Annelida food doesn't HAVE to be "gross".  Most people would not be able to tell the difference between this WormBurger and one served up in your local Bistro, particularly if you load it up with Thousand Island dressing, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions etc, whatever you got growing in your Doom Permaculture Garden.  Add some Bacon from your Mangalitsa Piggies, you definitely could not tell the difference.  This is why we invented meat grinders.

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Earthworm Hamburger
(https://www.thedailymeal.com/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_breakpoints_theme_tdmr_lg_1x/public/story/wormburger-PROMO_0.jpg?itok=j3vghNlw&timestamp=1416684223)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/16/2018
Post by: RE on February 16, 2018, 04:47:00 AM
Pig 🐷 out time! We're having another Big Breakfast this morning, but today we're having the Brit Version rather than the Yank version.  The Brits throw in some stuff you don't find on the BB plate at IHOP like Baked Beans, Mushrooms and Roasted Tomatoes.  Instead of Pancakes, you have Muffins.  Regardless which version you have though, it's a ridiculous amount of food to have first thing in the morning.  I admit to having ordered this meal a couple of times back in the days I had an appetite, but even back then I couldn't finish the plate.  I learned to just order the essentials of Bacon, Eggs & Hashbrowns.  That was plenty and I saved a couple of dollars too!  :icon_sunny:

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Brit Big Breakfast
(https://static.menutabapp.com/img/cache/800x500/2016/09/19/d154e8311cde5a698789d088b6f00db1.jpeg)
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/16/2018
Post by: Surly1 on February 16, 2018, 04:50:23 AM
Pig 🐷 out time! We're having another Big Breakfast this morning, but today we're having the Brit Version rather than the Yank version.  The Brits throw in some stuff you don't find on the BB plate at IHOP like Baked Beans, Mushrooms and Roasted Tomatoes.  Instead of Pancakes, you have Muffins.  Regardless which version you have though, it's a ridiculous amount of food to have first thing in the morning.  I admit to having ordered this meal a couple of times back in the days I had an appetite, but even back then I couldn't finish the plate.  I learned to just order the essentials of Bacon, Eggs & Hashbrowns.  That was plenty and I saved a couple of dollars too!  :icon_sunny:

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Brit Big Breakfast
(https://static.menutabapp.com/img/cache/800x500/2016/09/19/d154e8311cde5a698789d088b6f00db1.jpeg)

For more welcome are than that fucking wormburger you served up last night.
The dinner receipts were WAAAAY down and the dining room empty by 8PM. I suggest you leave the insects for people who haven't fought their way to the top of the food chain.
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/16/2018
Post by: RE on February 16, 2018, 04:57:53 AM
Pig 🐷 out time! We're having another Big Breakfast this morning, but today we're having the Brit Version rather than the Yank version.  The Brits throw in some stuff you don't find on the BB plate at IHOP like Baked Beans, Mushrooms and Roasted Tomatoes.  Instead of Pancakes, you have Muffins.  Regardless which version you have though, it's a ridiculous amount of food to have first thing in the morning.  I admit to having ordered this meal a couple of times back in the days I had an appetite, but even back then I couldn't finish the plate.  I learned to just order the essentials of Bacon, Eggs & Hashbrowns.  That was plenty and I saved a couple of dollars too!  :icon_sunny:

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Brit Big Breakfast
(https://static.menutabapp.com/img/cache/800x500/2016/09/19/d154e8311cde5a698789d088b6f00db1.jpeg)

For more welcome are than that fucking wormburger you served up last night.
The dinner receipts were WAAAAY down and the dining room empty by 8PM. I suggest you leave the insects for people who haven't fought their way to the top of the food chain.

After SHTF Day, they will be beating down the doors for these meals! :P

Anyhow, the final 3 days of Doomer Dinners are a bit more appetizing to the Western palate than the insects, so hopefully the patrons will return.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/16/2018
Post by: RE on February 16, 2018, 11:10:52 AM
There are an infinite number of Pizza constructions, so we can have this for lunch without ever duplicating.  :icon_sunny:

My favorite Pizza in NY Shity was topped with Mushrooms.  I have however found it difficult to find an online Pizza Pic that looks like the ones I bought slices of at the local Pizzeria near the Main Street station of the #7 Flushing Line where I got on the train to go to work or school and often bought a slice either going in or coming off the train on the way home.  In those days, there were no chains like Pizza Hut or Dominos.  The Pizza dough was always hand tossed and came out real thin and crispy from the oven.  Also, they always had tomato sauce below the cheese.  Nowadays, pizzas often have no tomato sauce at all!  :(

This was the closest I could find to a Mushroom Pizza I remember from my youth.

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Mushroom Pizza
(http://assets.kraftfoods.com/recipe_images/opendeploy/172410_640x428.jpg)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/16/2018
Post by: RE on February 16, 2018, 05:48:32 PM
It's Friday Fish for the Doomer Dinner tonight! 🐟 Get your fishing pole out and head out to the lake to get some food a little higher up the chain then the worms!  Those Lake Trout are GREAT almost any way you cook them up!  :icon_sunny:

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Crispy Skinned Trout
(http://img.taste.com.au/bbP0NUm1/taste/2016/11/crispy-skinned-trout-with-creamed-spinach-and-lentils-98331-1.jpeg)

Title: 🍨 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/17/2016
Post by: RE on February 17, 2018, 04:57:02 AM
OK, not the healthiest breakfast on the Diner Menu, but with TEOTWAWKI incoming, you might as well INDULGE!  :icon_sunny:

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Grilled Pound Cake & Ice Cream
(http://womenslifestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/grilledpoundcake.jpg)
Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: RE on February 17, 2018, 10:19:28 AM
I like the Paninis better than the more traditional (in the FSoA) Heros and Subs.  You don't have to dislocate your jaw to get your mouth around one of them, and they are of a more reasonable size for a lunch meal than a Foot Long from Subway full of hormone  and antibiotic injected chicken.  At the Diner, all our meats are organically raised with no antibiotics or hormones and the animals treated humanely until they are dispatched quickly to the Great Beyond to bring to your table.  :icon_sunny:

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Prosciutto, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Mozzarella Panini
(https://cdn.lifesambrosia.com/wp-content/uploads/prosciutto-chanterelle-mushrooms-mozzarella-panini.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: Surly1 on February 17, 2018, 10:32:48 AM
I like the Paninis better than the more traditional (in the FSoA) Heros and Subs.  You don't have to dislocate your jaw to get your mouth around one of them, and they are of a more reasonable size for a lunch meal than a Foot Long from Subway full of hormone  and antibiotic injected chicken.  At the Diner, all our meats are organically raised with no antibiotics or hormones and the animals treated humanely until they are dispatched quickly to the Great Beyond to bring to your table.  :icon_sunny:

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Prosciutto, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Mozzarella Panini
(https://cdn.lifesambrosia.com/wp-content/uploads/prosciutto-chanterelle-mushrooms-mozzarella-panini.jpg)

For a guy who can't eat, you run a hell of a good kitchen!
Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: g on February 17, 2018, 10:33:53 AM
I like the Paninis better than the more traditional (in the FSoA) Heros and Subs.  You don't have to dislocate your jaw to get your mouth around one of them, and they are of a more reasonable size for a lunch meal than a Foot Long from Subway full of hormone  and antibiotic injected chicken.  At the Diner, all our meats are organically raised with no antibiotics or hormones and the animals treated humanely until they are dispatched quickly to the Great Beyond to bring to your table.  :icon_sunny:

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Prosciutto, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Mozzarella Panini
(https://cdn.lifesambrosia.com/wp-content/uploads/prosciutto-chanterelle-mushrooms-mozzarella-panini.jpg)

Yes, But their prices are absolutely OUTRAGEOUS.

It must be nice to be rolling in dough.  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: Surly1 on February 17, 2018, 10:40:37 AM

Prosciutto, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Mozzarella Panini
(https://cdn.lifesambrosia.com/wp-content/uploads/prosciutto-chanterelle-mushrooms-mozzarella-panini.jpg)

Yes, But their prices are absolutely OUTRAGEOUS.

It must be nice to be rolling in dough.  :icon_mrgreen:

The Good News is at the Diner lunch table, we both can claim the Senior Citizen Discount.

Which means RE won't spit in our paninis.  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: RE on February 17, 2018, 10:44:01 AM
For a guy who can't eat, you run a hell of a good kitchen!

Thx.  :icon_sunny:

I have good taste in food, even if I can't taste it anymore.  :(

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Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: RE on February 17, 2018, 10:47:58 AM
Yes, But their prices are absolutely OUTRAGEOUS.

Not expensive if you have your own George Foreman Grill at home.  Under $30 at Walmart today!  :icon_sunny:

(http://www.fitfabfunmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MG_0717.jpg)

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Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: g on February 17, 2018, 10:54:42 AM

Prosciutto, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Mozzarella Panini
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Yes, But their prices are absolutely OUTRAGEOUS.

It must be nice to be rolling in dough.  :icon_mrgreen:

The Good News is at the Diner lunch table, we both can claim the Senior Citizen Discount.

Which means RE won't spit in our paninis.  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

His kindness is overwhelming. We will have to leave him a Senior's tip in appreciation.  :laugh:

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Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: g on February 17, 2018, 11:03:23 AM
Yes, But their prices are absolutely OUTRAGEOUS.

Not expensive if you have your own George Foreman Grill at home.  Under $30 at Walmart today!  :icon_sunny:

(http://www.fitfabfunmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MG_0717.jpg)

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I have two of them a small one like pictured and a very large one.

Best cooking utensil ever invented in my opinion. Highly recommended.

Cooks beautifully, BOTH SIDES AT ONCE, Grease drips off in fatty meats.

Sausages and peppers cook through to the center and these wonderful grille lines are on the meat.

Best two items I ever bought for the kitchen.

                                     (https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.carmelites.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsausage.peppers.jpg&f=1)


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                                Buy one today if you don't have one.  :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:

Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: RE on February 17, 2018, 11:41:53 AM
Best two items I ever bought for the kitchen.

It's a great industrially produced electricity dependent cooking tool, but I am not sure it's the best.

Also high on the list of these things are a Food Processor

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71aAd5oU9KL._SL1500_.jpg)

Slow Cooker

(http://www.crock-pot.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-master-catalog/default/dwfd618ad1/images/highres/SCCPVC600AS-P-1.jpg)

Waffle Iron

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Q5PJolXnL._SL1387_.jpg)

and of course, the Microwave Oven!

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How did we ever survive without microwaves?  ???   :icon_scratch:

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on February 17, 2018, 12:43:01 PM
Forgot about the Microwave.

Use it so much, especially to heat up my coffee that I don' even think about it.

The other items are of no use to me, but my old lady likes to play around with that stuff.

I cook on the Foreman, she cleans it when I'm done, you could say we share it.  :laugh: :laugh: ;D

Matrimony is all about sharing.    :icon_sunny: :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on February 17, 2018, 12:54:10 PM
Forgot about the Microwave.

Use it so much, especially to heat up my coffee that I don' even think about it.

The other items are of no use to me, but my old lady likes to play around with that stuff.

Here's another truly fabulous one, the Electric Smoker!  :icon_sunny:

(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/6d47bc90-62a2-4d02-a943-9ad45ae2aaeb_1.45f62e3b25665b0dee02ea537c424491.jpeg)

You REALLY keep your costs down if you like stuff like Pastrami, Smoked Turkey, Nova & Lox Salmon etc.   Drop it on the porch, smoke for a few hours and POOF! fabulous dinner!  Also Lunch and Breakfast meals too.  I smoked some Baby Back Ribs for the 2nd Diner Convocation in Saluda, NC.  Big Hit!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🐰 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: RE on February 17, 2018, 06:16:37 PM
Here in the FSoA, having the Easter Bunny for your Doomer Dinner is not all that common, but it is elsewhere in the world.  Like Chickens, Rabbits were domesticated as a source of food, unlike Dogs & Cats which were domesticated to be helpers for Homo Sap.  I have cooked Bugs Bunny (or hare) a few times when I nailed one with my slingshot.  Best slow cooked in a stew as the meat is somewhat tough.

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Maltese Rabbit Stew
(http://www.senza-g.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/photo28.jpg)
Title: Re: 🐰 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/17/2018
Post by: RE on February 17, 2018, 07:00:53 PM
Slingshot or sling hunting rabbits is a really good way to get one, because your ammo (rocks OK, marbles or steel shot better but probably tough to come by after SHTF Day) are better because they fly straighter.  None of them actually penetrate the rabbit, so you don't taint the meat with the guts spilling into it.  It just lames the rabbit so it makes it easy to catch.  The alternative method is to trap it.  Either way, you should dispatch it to the Great Beyond ASAP after nailing it, because the longer it is suffering the more hormones get into the meat, plus it is just being a little more humane to the rabbit.  Here's a good video primer on how to skin & part out a rabbit.

http://www.youtube.com/v/5Uj68y0pefo

Besides the meat, Bugs Bunny also provides great fur for things like hats and gloves.  I have a great Rabbit Fur hat and Musher's Mittens.  Probably takes around 4-6 rabbits to make them.  Mine were made by a professional furrier, I've never done that myself.  You can also make Lucky Rabbits Foot charms from them.  :icon_sunny:  Feed the guts to your dogs.  No waste!

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Title: 🐟 Doomstead Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 2/18/2018
Post by: RE on February 18, 2018, 06:19:21 AM
In today's Smorgasbord, I loaded the plate with Gravlax and Herring and Lime...and the rest I don't know what but it looks good.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🦌 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/18/2018
Post by: RE on February 18, 2018, 07:52:45 PM
For our final Dinner in our week long Doomer Food series, we move to the TOP of the food chain possible for Doomers after SHTF Day arrives.  Well not QUITE the top, since Cannibalism is possible, but we won't go there.  Accordin to Hannibal the Cannibal, Homo Saps are good with Fava Beans and a little Chianti, but I can't verify that or get any pics on Google.   I can't find good recipes and pics for cooking people. lol.

The top possible here excluding other humans is Big Game of the Mammal kind.  This stuff will be relatively difficult to come by, at least until a good portion of humanity goes to the Great Beyond.  So if you can eat it with the rest of your tribe once a week you will be doing pretty good.  What is actually available to hunt down also depends a lot on your neighborhood.  Up here in Alaska, we have a good selection from Moose, Caribou and Bear.  In Texas I read, feral pigs are multiplying fairly rapidly.  Across the Northeast, Deer multiply pretty rapidly since about all their natural predators have been killed off.

For this meal, we will go with Bambi for Dinner, because there are lots of good recipes and pics for Venison!  :icon_sunny:

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Smoked Rack of Venison
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Title: 🐷 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/19/2018
Post by: RE on February 19, 2018, 05:54:37 AM
As Eddie mentioned, the usual breakfast meat here in the FSoA comes from Porky the Pig. 🐷  Bacon 🥓 is probably the most common, with Sausage 🥖 coming in 2nd.  However, for a real Piggy Breakfast, a nice thick Ham Steak with your Eggs will get you started on the day nicely.  :icon_sunny:

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Ham Steak & Eggs
(http://vipsrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ham_steak__eggs.jpg)
Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/19/2018
Post by: RE on February 19, 2018, 11:22:48 AM
Last week's chicken and mozzarella panini was such a hit I am making this whole week Lunch Panini Week!  :icon_sunny:

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Ribeye Steak Panini
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Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/19/2018
Post by: Eddie on February 19, 2018, 12:01:33 PM
Last week's chicken and mozzarella panini was such a hit I am making this whole week Lunch Panini Week!  :icon_sunny:

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Ribeye Steak Panini
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I just don't love the bread they make those out of. If it has to be a panini, at least put it on real baguette, and not foccacia or ciabatta.
Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/19/2018
Post by: RE on February 19, 2018, 12:07:06 PM
I just don't love the bread they make those out of. If it has to be a panini, at least put it on real baguette, and not foccacia or ciabatta.

This one was done with a Kaiser Roll.  It just gets squished down in the Panini Press.

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Title: 🥔 Doomstead Diner Munchy Special: 2/20/2018
Post by: RE on February 20, 2018, 01:55:36 AM
I napped through Dinner AGAIN!   ::) This is getting to be such a regular occurrence I am adding a new Feature Food category, the Munchy Special!  :icon_sunny:

For today's Munchy, it is Potato Chips with Onion Dip.  Onion Dip was probably the first recipe I learned how to make, my Dad the Pigman showed me even before we left for Brazil, so I was less than 6.  Sour Cream + Lipton's Onion Soup Mix, mush together and POOF, the perfect complement to your industrially produced Potato Chips!  :icon_sunny: You do need to be careful not to use too MUCH Onion Soup Mix, it makes the dip too salty (IMHO).

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Potato Chips & Onion Dip
(http://plantbasedonabudget.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/cashew-french-onion-dip.jpg)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/20/2018
Post by: RE on February 20, 2018, 08:04:02 AM
Since there are so many cool varieties, I decided to make this Ham & Eggs week for the Breakfast Special.  :icon_sunny:  Here's a clever one! :B

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Ham & Egg Cup
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Title: Re: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/20/2018
Post by: Eddie on February 20, 2018, 08:39:54 AM
Since there are so many cool varieties, I decided to make this Ham & Eggs week for the Breakfast Special.  :icon_sunny:  Here's a clever one! :B

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Ham & Egg Cup
(https://s-i.huffpost.com/gen/934082/images/o-EGGS-HAM-CUP-BAKED-facebook.jpg)

That looks awfully good.
Title: 🍄 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/20/2018
Post by: RE on February 20, 2018, 02:07:11 PM
We'll go to the Diner Appetizer Menu for today's lunch.  :icon_sunny:

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Portabella Mushrooms stuffed with Garlic-Herb Butter
(http://www.eatwell101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Garlic-Herb-Butter-Stuffed-Portobello-Mushrooms-Recipe.jpg)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/20/2018
Post by: RE on February 20, 2018, 07:11:19 PM
This was supposed to be last night's dinner but it got pushed back to tonight due to an urgent need to nap last night.  :icon_mrgreen:

This was my favorite pork recipe that my mom cooked and one of her better dishes.

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Breaded Fried Pork Chops
(http://www.smithfield.com/wp-content/uploads/Southern-Fried-Pork-Chops.png)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/21/2018
Post by: RE on February 21, 2018, 04:56:14 AM
Quiches are GREAT!  :icon_sunny: You make one for the week  on Sunday and you can microwave at will, or just eat at room temp for breakfast or lunch the rest of the week.  Featuring Ham & Eggs this week, so here is a nice looking Quiche offering.  Also using a different cheese than usual, I never tried making this combination.

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Ham & Blue Cheese Quiche
(https://images-gmi-pmc.edge-generalmills.com/d3060f41-2a0b-4cf2-821a-c4a4fa66ba31.jpg)
Title: 🥗 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/21/2018
Post by: RE on February 21, 2018, 12:07:25 PM
Light Lunch today, going with a Salad.

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Tomato, Artichoke and Roasted Eggplant Salad
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Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/21/2018
Post by: RE on February 21, 2018, 08:01:57 PM
Since we went out pig hunting today, its time for a BBQ!  :icon_sunny:

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Rotisserie Pig
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yRZphDamE90/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: 🥐 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/22/2018
Post by: RE on February 22, 2018, 04:00:34 AM
The morning "Croissandwich" made famous by Burger King, but here at the Diner we do it better.  Fresh baked croissants, eggs over EZ, smoked Gouda cheese and Mangalitsa Ham to cap off our list of the finest ingredients!

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Ham, Egg and Cheese Croissant
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Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/22/2018
Post by: RE on February 22, 2018, 11:00:56 AM
Continuing on with our Celebration of Ham 🐖 week here at the Diner, today we go with a Hawaiian Pizza.  They didn't have HPs when I was a kid, and I never developed a taste for them in later years either.  The Sweet of the Pineapple 🍍 just doen't fit with the overall Pizza taste to me.  However, lots of people like them and they are on the menu at most of the bigger pizza joints around here.

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Hawaiian Pizza
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Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/22/2018
Post by: RE on February 22, 2018, 06:03:01 PM
Made generally famous by the Honey Baked Ham company, you can now buy Spiral Sliced Ham at just about every Food Superstore, at least around the Holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas in the FSoA.  When I was OTR and didn't have time to be the Turkey Cook, I would always buy a Honey Baked Ham as my contribution to Turkey Day Dinner.  Expensive, but I was making good money.  My sister cooked the Turkey in those years.  Her hubby usually got the turkey free as a bonus from his job.  There were three women, a Grandma/Mom/Daughter combo friends of my mom from across the street who would join us and my nephew was married with his first kid.  So it was a pretty big gathering.  That was an annual event for about 5 years during my OTR period.

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Spiral Sliced Ham
(http://www.pittmandavis.com/images/xl/boneless-ham-WSH.jpg)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/23/2018
Post by: RE on February 23, 2018, 02:58:20 AM
In honor of Knarf's current mood.  :)  It has ham in it, so it fit the theme this week!

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Green Eggs & Rancid Ham
(https://cdn.cdkitchen.com/recipes/images/2015/07/23975-3762-mx.jpg)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/23/2018
Post by: RE on February 23, 2018, 10:24:20 AM
For you Paleos out there, just the Fat and Protein in today's lunch, a Prosciutto Roll.  Prosciutto is an Italian dry cured ham that is uncooked.  Since it's ham, it fits in the theme for the week of Pig 🐖 derived foods.

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Prosciutto, Mozzarella & Basil Roll
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Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/23/2018
Post by: RE on February 23, 2018, 05:53:13 PM
OK, Pork Chops are not Ham, but they are still Pig 🐖 Meat, so they roughly fit the theme of the week here in the Diner Kitchen.  :icon_sunny:  You want a real good pork chop to make these, good FAT content!  Mangalitsas would probably work well.

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Smoked Pork Chops
(https://i2.wp.com/www.kamadocook.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/porchetta-superJumbo-v2.jpg?resize=2048%2C1152)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/24/2018
Post by: RE on February 24, 2018, 03:53:25 AM
Here's another cool "Cup" Breakfast, this time the cup is made from Hashbrowns 🥔 instead of the Ham 🐖.  Use a cupcake baking dish for this.  This time, the Ham 🐖 goes on the inside with the eggs 🥚, and cheese 🧀 too if you want to add it.  Another neat way to prepare your Breakfast so you can eat it while driving 🚗 in the morning commute!  :icon_sunny:

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Ham & Eggs in a Crispy Hashbrowns Cup
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_haMXu8pyHg/T7lDfhJ3gEI/AAAAAAAAA_0/Pr2ExPf_3gg/s1600/IMG_2280a.jpg)
Title: Re: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/24/2018
Post by: Surly1 on February 24, 2018, 05:18:24 AM
Here's another cool "Cup" Breakfast, this time the cup is made from Hashbrowns 🥔 instead of the Ham 🐖.  Use a cupcake baking dish for this.  This time, the Ham 🐖 goes on the inside with the eggs 🥚, and cheese 🧀 too if you want to add it.  Another neat way to prepare your Breakfast so you can eat it while driving 🚗 in the morning commute!  :icon_sunny:

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Ham & Eggs in a Crispy Hashbrowns Cup
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_haMXu8pyHg/T7lDfhJ3gEI/AAAAAAAAA_0/Pr2ExPf_3gg/s1600/IMG_2280a.jpg)

For a guy who manages maybe 500 calories a day, you have an active imaginary culinary life!

Looks good!
Title: Re: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/24/2018
Post by: RE on February 24, 2018, 08:13:47 AM
Here's another cool "Cup" Breakfast, this time the cup is made from Hashbrowns 🥔 instead of the Ham 🐖.  Use a cupcake baking dish for this.  This time, the Ham 🐖 goes on the inside with the eggs 🥚, and cheese 🧀 too if you want to add it.  Another neat way to prepare your Breakfast so you can eat it while driving 🚗 in the morning commute!  :icon_sunny:

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Ham & Eggs in a Crispy Hashbrowns Cup
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_haMXu8pyHg/T7lDfhJ3gEI/AAAAAAAAA_0/Pr2ExPf_3gg/s1600/IMG_2280a.jpg)

For a guy who manages maybe 500 calories a day, you have an active imaginary culinary life!

Looks good!

Yesterday I had 1/2 a can of Chunky Beef Barley Soup for 250 cal + 3 White @ 100 cal/Russians for 300 cal= 550 cal.  500 cal was a good guess.

Despite the fact I can't taste it and it makes me nauseous now, I still love food.  With my Diner Menu series I get to at least enjoy the visual component and then recreate the taste in my mind from memory.

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Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/24/2018
Post by: RE on February 24, 2018, 10:06:43 AM
Capicola is another cured pig 🐖 meat product similar to Prosciutto, but from a different part of the Piggy 🐖 that has more FAT.  Excellent choice of meats for a Panini, where the FAT melts some and provides a delicious flavor and texture.  This one looks pretty good although they left it in the Panini Press about a minute or two too long.  :emthdown:  You gotta check your Panini Press every minute or so, or you get results like this which do NOT go over well with customers who are paying $20 for a sandwich.  :o

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Italian Capicola Panini - Los Cameros Cheese, Italian Peppers
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c1/ae/04/c1ae041884917f9949662aeed3cd307f.jpg)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/24/2018
Post by: RE on February 24, 2018, 05:49:38 PM
This one is DOUBLE PIG! 🐖 🐖  It has both Pork Tenderloin AND Prosciuotto.  HUGE number of pork tenderloin preparations out there, so the Diner Menu will feature many of them in the future.  :icon_sunny:  Keeping this cut of pork juicy and tender is an exercise in cooking carefully for the right amount of time at the right temperature.  When you firt start doing it, always use a meat thermometer and an oven thermometer and monitor it carefully.  After a while, you can judge by the size of the tenderloin how long it will take and if the oven has a dependable digital thermometer that keeps it at the right temperature it doesn't take much monitoring.

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Persimmon Prosciutto Pork
(http://cookingontheweekends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Persimmon-Prosciutto-Pork-Tenderloin-Recipe.jpg)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Special: 2/25/2018
Post by: RE on February 25, 2018, 05:18:46 AM
In final celebration of Pig 🐖 Week here at the Diner, I picked up these lovely 3-meat skewers at the Smörgåsbord buffet for an all Dead Animal Flesh Brunch.  Washing them down with a LOADED Bloody Mary  :icon_sunny:

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Ham-Bacon-Sausage Skewer
(https://noblepig.com/images/old/P1320422x.jpg)

(https://images.meredith.com/content/dam/bhg/Images/2016/1/26/RU272432.jpg.rendition.largest.jpg)
Title: Re: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Special: 2/25/2018
Post by: Surly1 on February 25, 2018, 05:22:41 AM
In final celebration of Pig 🐖 Week here at the Diner, I picked up these lovely 3-meat skewers at the Smörgåsbord buffet for an all Dead Animal Flesh Brunch.  Washing them down with a LOADED Bloody Mary  :icon_sunny:

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Ham-Bacon-Sausage Skewer
(https://noblepig.com/images/old/P1320422x.jpg)

(https://images.meredith.com/content/dam/bhg/Images/2016/1/26/RU272432.jpg.rendition.largest.jpg)

The Coronary Bypass Special!

Am a fan of Bloody Mary's, but that thing is a meal in itself!
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/25/2018
Post by: RE on February 25, 2018, 05:27:15 PM
For our Final Dinner of Pig 🐖 Week, we are going with a traditional Hawaiian Style preparation with Pineapple 🍍 and Cherries 🍒.  Pigs 🐖 are NOT native residents of Hawaii, they were carried there by the first Polynesians to make it from Tahiti to the Big Island of Hawaii in their Cat Rigged Sailing Canoes ⛵, circa 1000 CE or so. They also brought with them chickens 🐔.  Hard to imagine how they kept them all alive for the whole trip.  :icon_scratch:

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Hawaiian Ham with Pineapple & Cherries
(https://iheartrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/IMG_0791_wm-1024x575.jpg)
Title: 🍓 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/26/2018
Post by: RE on February 26, 2018, 07:54:50 AM
After our week of Heart Attack Specials featuring PIG 🐖 for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, we're taking a break here this morning with a lighter breakfast.  :icon_sunny:

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Fruit Bowl
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Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/26/2018
Post by: RE on February 26, 2018, 10:13:31 AM
It's Pizza4Lunch 🍕 Week here at the Diner!  This week we will feature many of our ENORMOUS selection of Gourmet Pizzas you can have for lunch, either as a sit down meal or take-out.

I don't know all the ingredients for these Pizzas, our Pizza Chefs make them up.  I mainly handle the Dinner Meat offerings.  You can guess from the pics though.  :icon_sunny:

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Diner Monday Lunch Pizza #1
(https://www.picklemans.com/images/pizza-page.jpg)
Title: 🐄 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/26/2018
Post by: RE on February 26, 2018, 05:14:01 PM
This was another recipe I got from mom which was not bad.  It also was served up in the school cafeteria periodically, but the veal was ground up stuff, and whether it was all dead starved baby cows is an open question.  ???  The one below looks a good deal better than the ones in the cafeteria, or in TV Dinners because they also make those.

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Veal Parmigiana
(https://www.amenuforyou.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Veal-Parmesan.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/27/2018
Post by: RE on February 27, 2018, 03:43:21 AM
Another good one for the morning commute.  :icon_sunny:

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Avocado Deviled Eggs
(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/poGTxYVBWhnZYoXQs9K_ZA--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAwO2lsPXBsYW5l/http://40.media.tumblr.com/ba93d034668683a26e1ad76ae6e7aa56/tumblr_inline_nxk2j3g7Cx1ss6xt4_1280.jpg)
Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/27/2018
Post by: RE on February 27, 2018, 09:43:58 AM
This is one I never had.  One of our new chefs, Clamshell Clara came up with it.  She's a Seafood Specialist.  :icon_mrgreen:

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Diner Tuesday Lunch Pizza #2
(http://www.pmq.com/images/cache/cache_0/cache_a/cache_f/specialtytoppings-clampizza-1e52ffa0.jpeg?ver=1493312657&aspectratio=1.498127340824)
Title: 🐑 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/27/2018
Post by: RE on February 27, 2018, 04:11:39 PM
Tonight we will go to the Baby Lambs for our Animal Protein dish of the day.  :icon_sunny:

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Herb & Apricot Stuffed Leg of Lamb
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/finecooking.s3.tauntonclud.com/app/uploads/2017/04/18184024/051140052-01-stuffed-leg-of-lamb-recipe-main.jpg)
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 2/28/2018
Post by: RE on February 28, 2018, 04:41:12 AM
After Cheerios, Life was probably my favorite morning cereal breakfast.  More Sugary than Cheerios, but not quite as much as Fruit Loops.  Also advertised as having more Vitamins infused in them than the average cereal breakfast, but who knows on that one?  ???  :icon_scratch:  The downside of Life cereal pieces is they got soggy a lot faster than Cheerios, and you had to eat it fast if you still wanted some CRUNCH and not just shovel mush into your mouth.

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Life Cereal
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/That%27s_life_%283140446824%29.jpg/1200px-That%27s_life_%283140446824%29.jpg)
Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 2/28/2018
Post by: RE on February 28, 2018, 02:52:12 PM
Back in the old days they never made pizzas like this.  ALL pizzas had Tomato Sauce on them!  However, as these type of Pizzas with white sauce started coming out, I developed a taste for them

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Diner Wednesday Lunch Pizza #3
(http://www.happilyunprocessed.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/caramelized-onion-feta-mushroom-spinach-pizza-white-sauce3.jpg)
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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 2/28/2018
Post by: RE on February 28, 2018, 06:16:35 PM
Tonight's Dinner is not to be missed!  :icon_mrgreen:  It's another in the Diner Menu series of HUGE meals for PIGS 🐷.  It's also our first Video offering.  I wonder if anyone has ever won this challenge and got a free steak 🥩? ???  :icon_scratch:  I can't imagine anyone could down over 9 lbs of beef in an hour.  :o  It might be a good meal for 10-20 people to share, although it looks too well done for me.  It's also not the best cut of beef either.

This guy looks like he did pretty good, maybe got through half of it.  ::)

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World's Biggest Steak 🥩 Challenge
http://www.youtube.com/v/Z7n6_YHLufE
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/1/2018
Post by: RE on March 01, 2018, 05:03:47 AM
Eggs 🍳 AND Fruit 🍓 this morning!  :icon_sunny:

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Eggs 🍳 & Avocado 🥑 on Toast with Fresh Fruit
(http://onapinktypewriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IMG_1445-940x704.jpg)
Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/1/2018
Post by: RE on March 01, 2018, 01:50:32 PM
Here's a Half Italian-Half Mexican Half Breed for today's Pizza4Lunch.  Avocado is good with pizza though.

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Diner Thursday Lunch Pizza #4
(https://www.californiaavocado.com/cmspages/getfile.aspx?guid=848d5b38-0f13-4233-8c7f-45e61dfbba79)
Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/1/2018
Post by: RE on March 01, 2018, 09:36:24 PM
Our first Thai recipe offering!  :icon_sunny:

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Thai Cashew Chicken
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Thai-Recipes-2017/i-69z56Hd/0/9d375c76/X3/thai-cashew-chicken-recipe-34-X3.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/2/2018
Post by: RE on March 02, 2018, 03:31:46 AM
More from Thailand.  This is a Thai "delicacy", 400 year old eggs.  :o  I had to do some research on this one, because are 400 year old eggs really available?  :icon_scratch: You can't hardly find a bottle of wine that is 400 years old at any kind of price anyone but a billionaire can afford!   :icon_scratch:  Turns out, the eggs are not 400 years old, but the food preservation technology used is.  In the days before refrigeration, the Thais came up with this method to preserve extra eggs from their chickens and ducks.  The technique has been somewhat modified in recent years though, and they don't last quite so long.

Regardless  of this, I find this food item to be singularly unappealing. 🤮  I would certainly eat fresh crickets before eating this for breakfast, not to mention it is probably ridiculously expensive also.  ::)  Foodies who have tried it say it has an aroma of ammonia. BLECCHH! 🤮 🤮 🤮

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Thai 400 Year Old Eggs 🍳
(http://samuidays.com/published/publicdata/PARADIGMANGS/attachments/SC/products_pictures/94l%2F94416-50495-36246406-m750x740_enl.jpg)
Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/2/2018
Post by: RE on March 02, 2018, 10:29:01 AM
This Pizza4Lunch is for the Vegan crowd.  Artichoke hearts, Red Bell Peppers and I think Portabella Mushrooms 🍄.  This one definitely wasn't served up at my favorite Main Street Flushing Pizzeria.

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Diner Friday Lunch Pizza #5
(http://img.taste.com.au/K6tNyr-_/taste/2016/11/gourmet-vegetarian-pizza-22913-1.jpeg)
Title: 🍤 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/2/2018
Post by: RE on March 02, 2018, 01:21:15 PM
It's Friday Fish Special Day at the Diner!  I'm trying to vary each week's Dinner Specials with at least one Chicken, Pig, Fish & Vegan dish every week to balance out the heavy RED MEAT 🥩 personal obsession I have.  ;D

Today's offering is Lobster, which I haven't featured in a while.  Normally I just like my lobster the old fashioned and simple way, steamed with drawn butter and lemon, but the fancy dishes are very good too, although of course PRICY! 🤑

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Pan-fried lobster medallion with a white port sauce and ginger flavoured julienne
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U94s9WFXZUw/UTFF5qmka6I/AAAAAAAAD2A/JhkmXAkAo0I/s1600/DSCF0501a.jpg)
Title: 🍿 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/3/2018
Post by: RE on March 03, 2018, 05:39:53 AM
With TWO major weather disasters ongoing on the East Coast and the UK,  it's Popcorn 🍿 for Breakfast for the Doomer!  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/896/332/1b1.gif)

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Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/3/2018
Post by: RE on March 03, 2018, 10:34:55 AM
Couldn't go through all of Pizza🍕4Lunch Week without offering up the CLASSIC Pizza🍕 Topping, Pepperoni!  Even the Emoji has pepperoni on it! 🍕

However, what is wrong with this Pizza 🍕 below?  I'll tell you what's wrong, NO TOMATO SAUCE!🍅  I see this in too many Pizza Pics and on the store boxes in the freezer section too.  When did Tomato 🍅 Sauce start disappearing from Pizzas?  ???   :icon_scratch:

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Diner Saturday Lunch Pizza 🍕 #6
(https://pizzasomm.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/cropped-new-york-pizza-the-perfect-pepperoni-slice2.jpg)
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 03, 2018, 03:27:30 PM
As promised,  the pics of my new (and still evolving)  breakfast special (which I could never actually eat in the morning, it's strictly a weekend brunch item.)



We have....3 eggs, over easy, richly slathered in Hollandaise sauce.

Two biscuits with sausage gravy. One biscuit is really ideal, but restaurants always give you two, which means you need a second portion of gravy, which in this photo been properly applied to OPEN FACE biscuits. One must ask for all the gravy to come on the side, because restaurants always fail to cut the biscuit open, which is very important.

2 sausage patties

Side of bacon

Side of fruit to keep up appearances . This pic left out one of the sides, which is black beans. The waiter forgot them and I had to make him go back to the kitchen.

This is consumed with a large OJ with no ice, and several cups of coffee with generous cream.

I call it the Ugly American.


Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 03, 2018, 03:52:23 PM
As promised,  the pics of my new (and still evolving)  breakfast special (which I could never actually eat in the morning, it's strictly a weekend brunch item.)



We have....3 eggs, over easy, richly slathered in Hollandaise sauce.

Two biscuits with sausage gravy. One biscuit is really ideal, but restaurants always give you two, which means you need a second portion of gravy, which in this photo been properly applied to OPEN FACE biscuits. One must ask for all the gravy to come on the side, because restaurants always fail to cut the biscuit open, which is very important.

2 sausage patties

Side of bacon

Side of fruit to keep up appearances . This pic left out one of the sides, which is black beans. The waiter forgot them and I had to make him go back to the kitchen.

This is consumed with a large OJ with no ice, and several cups of coffee with generous cream.

I call it the Ugly American.

Only one strip of Bacon 🥓 ?

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Title: 🍆 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/3/2018
Post by: RE on March 03, 2018, 04:12:55 PM
It's Vegan Night again here at the Diner for the Special.  :icon_sunny:  This dish looks like Pigshit 🐖💩  and I wouldn't put it in my mouth if you paid me, but the Vegans seem to like it.  ::)

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Sweet and Sour Seitan
(https://winedharma.com/sites/winedharma.com/files/imagecache/auto-768/story/1934-sweet-and-sour-seitan-vegan-cooking-recipe-seitan-vegan-gourmet-cuisine.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 03, 2018, 04:17:43 PM
As promised,  the pics of my new (and still evolving)  breakfast special (which I could never actually eat in the morning, it's strictly a weekend brunch item.)



We have....3 eggs, over easy, richly slathered in Hollandaise sauce.

Two biscuits with sausage gravy. One biscuit is really ideal, but restaurants always give you two, which means you need a second portion of gravy, which in this photo been properly applied to OPEN FACE biscuits. One must ask for all the gravy to come on the side, because restaurants always fail to cut the biscuit open, which is very important.

2 sausage patties

Side of bacon

Side of fruit to keep up appearances . This pic left out one of the sides, which is black beans. The waiter forgot them and I had to make him go back to the kitchen.

This is consumed with a large OJ with no ice, and several cups of coffee with generous cream.

I call it the Ugly American.

Only one strip of Bacon 🥓 ?

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There was more bacon, not shown in the photo. Much more bacon.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 03, 2018, 04:20:55 PM
There was more bacon, not shown in the photo. Much more bacon.

Oh, OK.  I was getting worried. 😟

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Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Special: 3/4/2018
Post by: RE on March 04, 2018, 06:20:01 AM
Finishing out Pizza🍕4Lunch week with a Smörgåsbord  of our most  popular Pizzas here at the Diner.  It's All You Can Eat pig🐷out time!  :icon_sunny:

Pizza🍕Smörgåsbord
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/7e/00/7f/7e007f1dd189f970e9c328295e076f12.jpg)

If none of these Pizzas🍕 appeal to you, you can Make Your Own Pizza🍕 with a HUGE selection of toppings to choose from!  Lessons on Pizza🍕 Spinning are free from our Pizza🍕 Chefs.

http://www.youtube.com/v/2pb5Fi9t2Ds

Enjoy!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/4/2018
Post by: RE on March 04, 2018, 04:29:48 PM
In honor of the Italian elections, we are eating all Itie food today, starting with our Brunch of Pizza.  For our dinner, we'll start off with Pasta Fazool followed by the main course of Veal Scallopini Piccata.  You can listen to Dino sing "That's Amore" while you enjoy the meal.  :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/aFSv-tq5GAY

Pasta Fazool & Veal Scallopini Piccata
(https://www.homemadeitaliancooking.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Marisas_Pasta_Fazool-1.jpg)

(https://www.saveur.com/sites/saveur.com/files/styles/1000_1x_/public/import/2014/images/2012-09/7-SAV150-138.VealPiccata-750x750.jpg?itok=xfddeDJp)

Enjoy!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on March 04, 2018, 04:54:59 PM

                         (http://www.saucygirlskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/IMG_4668.jpg)

                         Linguini, White Clam Sauce, Smothered in Extra Virgin olive oil



                                (http://www.iwine.bio/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/777x/602f0fa2c1f0d1ba5e241f914e856ff9/c/a/castello-di-verrazzano-chianti-classico-iwine.jpg)


                                     Magnifici!!!!  :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 04, 2018, 05:18:54 PM
I'm not sure this one is authentic Italian, but I sure like it.

Around here it's called Shrimp Portofino. Angel hair pasta, a very tasty bur-blanc sauce, garlic,wilted spinach, mushrooms, and pine nuts. Fresh shrimp. Some fresh ground Reggiano to top it off.

(https://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/4haTZlKU5TPBnQoJMuUm3A/o.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 04, 2018, 05:31:21 PM
I'm not sure this one is authentic Italian, but I sure like it.

Around here it's called Shrimp Portofino. Angel hair pasta, a very tasty bur-blanc sauce, garlic,wilted spinach, mushrooms, and pine nuts. Fresh shrimp. Some fresh ground Reggiano to top it off.

(https://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/4haTZlKU5TPBnQoJMuUm3A/o.jpg)

Oh, that one looks REALLY good! 😋  It's got a lot of my favorites in there.  Angel Hair Pasta is my favorite pasta, then I really like Shrimp 🦐 and other shellfish with pasta, and I LOVE ❤️ Garlic and Mushrooms! 🍄  When I get down to Austin we'll have to go out to the best Itie restaurant in town and I'll order it.  Hopefully I will have an appetite again by then.  ::)  I've never had that one.

Many dishes these days served up in Itie restaurants aren't "traditional" or "authentic".  They're invented by chefs who specialize in Itie cooking, and they may not even be Italian or live in Italy either.  However, the style and spices used are from the Italian cookbook.  So they qualify as Italian food.

What's the best Itie restaurant in Austin?

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 04, 2018, 05:46:09 PM
                                (http://www.iwine.bio/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/777x/602f0fa2c1f0d1ba5e241f914e856ff9/c/a/castello-di-verrazzano-chianti-classico-iwine.jpg)
                                     Magnifici!!!!  :icon_sunny:

According to Hannibal the Cannibal, Chianti is also good with Fava Beans and Human Liver.  Something to remember for post SHTF Day food preparation.  :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/99Ptctl5_qQ

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 04, 2018, 05:51:49 PM
I first had that dish at a big chain joint here that was pretty good, called Macaroni Grille. They were very popular in the 90's had locations all over town. I think there's one left. You know how restaurants kind of have their day in the sun, and then fall out of favor.

Our favorite Italian place now is a place on South Congress called Enoteca. It's right next door to their sister restaurant, which is Vespaio. Vespaio is expensive and high end. Enoteca is good but has more moderate prices. You can also walk in for a real esspresso drink and some tasty desserts. Full bar too. Nice patio. We like to sit outside. We're regulars. Last time I ate there they actually gave me a family discount. We eat out a lot and have a lot of friends who are waiters.LOL.

http://www.austinvespaio.com/ (http://www.austinvespaio.com/)

http://austinvespaio.com/enoteca/menus-test/ (http://austinvespaio.com/enoteca/menus-test/)





Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 04, 2018, 05:58:00 PM
I first had that dish at a big chain joint here that was pretty good, called Macaroni Grille. They were very popular in the 90's had locations all over town. I think there's one left. You know how restaurants kind of have their day in the sun, and then fall out of favor.

Our favorite Italian place now is a place on South Congress called Enoteca. It's right next door to their sister restaurant, which is Vespaio. Vespaio is expensive and high end. Enoteca is good but has more moderate prices. You can also walk in for a real esspresso drink and some tasty desserts. Full bar too. Nice patio. We like to sit outside. We're regulars. Last time I ate there they actually gave me a family discount. We eat out a lot and have a lot of friends who are waiters.LOL.

http://www.austinvespaio.com/ (http://www.austinvespaio.com/)

http://austinvespaio.com/enoteca/menus-test/ (http://austinvespaio.com/enoteca/menus-test/)

They both sound good.  Price is NO OBJECT though!  I have a lot of money 🤑 to burn before I Buy My Ticket to the Great Beyond. 💀

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Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/5/2018
Post by: RE on March 05, 2018, 03:37:13 AM
This Breakfast is real popular down south, but has never appealed to me.  It looks to me like somebody PUKED on the biscuits. 🤮

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Biscuits & Gravy
(http://del.h-cdn.co/assets/17/38/980x490/landscape-1506017532-sausage-gravy.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/5/2018
Post by: jdwheeler42 on March 05, 2018, 07:30:17 AM
This Breakfast is real popular down south, but has never appealed to me.  It looks to me like somebody PUKED on the biscuits. 🤮

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Biscuits & Gravy
(http://del.h-cdn.co/assets/17/38/980x490/landscape-1506017532-sausage-gravy.jpg)

I agree it *looks* gross, but it tastes delicious....
Title: Re: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/5/2018
Post by: g on March 05, 2018, 07:42:07 AM
This Breakfast is real popular down south, but has never appealed to me.  It looks to me like somebody PUKED on the biscuits. 🤮

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Biscuits & Gravy
(http://del.h-cdn.co/assets/17/38/980x490/landscape-1506017532-sausage-gravy.jpg)

I agree it *looks* gross, but it tastes delicious....

They call it shit on shingles around Beantown. :laugh: ;D

Once you get by the looks, its Deeeeeelicious. 
Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/5/2018
Post by: RE on March 05, 2018, 03:59:23 PM
I'm making this week Sandwich🥪4Lunch Week here at the Diner.  However, these sandwiches🥪 are not your typical Tuna Fish, Grilled Cheese or BLTs (although we serve those also of course).  These are our EXPENSIVE Sandwiches🥪!  The Rich Fucks 🤑 show up and buy these from us.  We gotta pay the bills here at the Diner you know.  ::)

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French Toast Sandwich🥪 with Mozarella & Bacon
(https://assets3.thrillist.com/v1/image/1517568/size/tl-horizontal_main.jpg)
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/5/2018
Post by: RE on March 05, 2018, 07:03:15 PM
It's Monday MEAT🥩 day here at the Diner for Dinner.  :icon_sunny: Here we present one of our most popular Surf & Turf Recipes for RICH FUCKS🤑, Fillet Mignon Stuffed with Maine Lobster.

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Fillet Mignon stuffed with Maine Lobster
(https://www.thedailymeal.com/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_breakpoints_theme_tdmr_md_1x/public/2014/09/25/cps_reno_daveholman_lobster.jpg?itok=Z_foZNAD)
Title: 🍪 Doomstead Diner Midnight Munchy Special: 3/6/2018
Post by: RE on March 06, 2018, 01:34:35 AM
Starting a new feature for the Diner, our Midnite Munchies.  :icon_sunny:  I put up one before, Potato Chips and Onion Dip when I napped through the dinner meal, but missing dinner isn't the only time you hit the pantry for some munchies.  There are those times you have smoked some Ganja also!  :icon_mrgreen:

This won't be an every day thing like breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Just periodically I will go in late at night to raid the Diner Pantry.  As with the other meals though, I'll try not to repeat them, at least in exact recipe.

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Smoked Oysters on Crackers
(http://www.unclejerryskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/smiked-oysters-on-crackers.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/6/2018
Post by: RE on March 06, 2018, 05:00:26 AM
Omelet🍳 today!  :icon_sunny:  Great thing about Omelets🍳 is they are infinite in fillings, so duplication is not a worry on this one except as far as my failing memory is concerned.  ::)

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Ham, Spinach & Swiss Cheese Omelet
(http://img.taste.com.au/t89plYUc/taste/2016/11/fluffy-omelette-with-ham-spinach-and-swiss-cheese-31663-1.jpeg)
Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/6/2018
Post by: RE on March 06, 2018, 01:36:12 PM
Nice and rare like Mama Joy's used to make.  Still Mooing🐮!

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Rare roast beef baguettes with roast tomato and currant chutney
(http://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/s3/digital-cougar-assets/GourmetTraveller/2013/05/09/9882/0512GT-picnic-roast-beef-sandwich-628.jpg?Image=%2Fs3%2Fdigital-cougar-assets%2FGourmetTraveller%2F2013%2F05%2F09%2F9882%2F0512GT-picnic-roast-beef-sandwich-628.jpg&Height=733&Width=628&Constrain=True&AllowUpSizing=False&Mode=Crop)
Title: 🦆 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/6/2018
Post by: RE on March 06, 2018, 04:19:38 PM
Like the Omeletes, Lasagna fillings are INFINITE!  :icon_sunny:  Here's one I''ll bet you never had.  I never have anyhow.  Garfield would be in HEAVEN!

(https://d1ejxu6vysztl5.cloudfront.net/lasagna/lasagna_natures_perfect_food.jpg)

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Slow Cooked Duck🦆 Lasagna
(http://everydaygourmet.tv/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Everyday_Gourmet_S5_Ep15_Duck-Lasagna-720x405-1-copy-720x405.jpg)
Title: 🧀 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/7/2018
Post by: RE on March 07, 2018, 08:02:26 AM
On my first trip Inter-railing around Europe after graduating HS, this was my breakfast for the last week.  In fact, it was Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  I went over with $800 for 6 weeks, and ran short of cash the last week.  Mainly because of the week I spent with the Swedish girls in Venice.  ;D  I had to wire my mom for money for the plane ticket back home on Freddie Laker's "Better Laker than Never", Sooner or Laker" airline.  There was a queue on the Thames River like a homeless encampment with shacks made from scrap wood and sheet plastic, and a few people like me with tents.  I was on that line for 4 days.  My tent made me very popular with the girls, so it wasn't too bad.  :icon_mrgreen:

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Baguette & Brie
(http://cdn1-www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2014/01/StrC_03.jpg)
Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/7/2018
Post by: RE on March 07, 2018, 01:29:59 PM
This one is a Knife & Fork 🍴 sandwich🥪4lunch.  Should fill you up.  ::)

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Triple Bacon, Pulled Pork, Monterey Jack, Mature Cheddar, Salad, Ketchup, Mayo & Pickle
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWe9KCUW4AAeGy4.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/7/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 07, 2018, 01:33:19 PM
This one is a Knife & Fork 🍴 sandwich🥪4lunch.  Should fill you up.  ::)

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Triple Bacon, Pulled Pork, Monterey Jack, Mature Cheddar, Salad, Ketchup, Mayo & Pickle
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWe9KCUW4AAeGy4.jpg)

Does it come with its own EMTs?
Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/6/2018
Post by: RE on March 07, 2018, 04:26:41 PM
After that HUGE Lunch, we're going for a lighter Chicken🐔 dinner for the Special tonight.

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Coconut Chicken
(http://img.finedininglovers.com/?img=http%3A%2F%2Ffinedininglovers.cdn.crosscast-system.com%2FBlogPost%2FOriginal_1482_coconut-chicken-caribbean-CUT1.jpg&w=1200&h=660&lu=1349113514&ext=.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/7/2018
Post by: Eddie on March 07, 2018, 04:51:11 PM
This one is a Knife & Fork 🍴 sandwich🥪4lunch.  Should fill you up.  ::)

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Triple Bacon, Pulled Pork, Monterey Jack, Mature Cheddar, Salad, Ketchup, Mayo & Pickle
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWe9KCUW4AAeGy4.jpg)

Good Lord have mercy! I missed that one. Makes my Luby's Cafeteria luncheon pig-out look like a light snack.
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/8/2018
Post by: RE on March 08, 2018, 03:05:43 AM
A fairly light egg🍳 breakfast this morning.  We're still recovering from Lunch yesterday.  ::)

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Scotch Egg with Roasted Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce
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Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/8/2018
Post by: RE on March 08, 2018, 01:27:32 PM
Hope after having a Light Dinner last nite and a Light Breakfast this morning, you have made room for today's sandwich🥪4lunch.  ;D


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Triple Decker Turducken Club Sandwich with a Trio of Roasted Chicken, Smoked Turkey, & Duck Confit, Finished with Cranberry-Jalapeno Relish
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Title: 🥗 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/8/2018
Post by: RE on March 08, 2018, 05:37:23 PM
Another light Dinner after the Big Lunch.  :o  Going with a Salad for the Special for those watching their weight.  ::)

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Gourmet yabby salad with pears and walnuts
(https://www.sbs.com.au/food/sites/sbs.com.au.food/files/20_1.jpg)
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/9/2018
Post by: RE on March 09, 2018, 03:35:04 AM
Going Indian this morning for Breakfast.  Never had this myself, looks kind of like Oatmeal so probably OK.  Lemme know if you ever tried it.

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Pongal
(https://indianhealthyrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/top-pongal-recipes.jpg)
Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/9/2018
Post by: RE on March 09, 2018, 09:12:39 AM
This is one of our "lighter" sandwiches🥪 you can actually get your mouth around and don't need to use a fork & knife.  :icon_sunny:  Did you ever put chocolate in a sandwich?

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mango slices, salmon, cream cheese, arugula, wasabi and chocolate
(http://finedininglovers.cdn.crosscast-system.com/BlogPost/l_789_Tropicalfingersandwich-CUT1.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 09, 2018, 09:22:23 AM
Chocolate? Really?

The only chocolate "food" I can think of that I eat is mole. The sandwich looks pretty good though. I'd give it a chance.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 09, 2018, 09:37:53 AM
Chocolate? Really?

The only chocolate "food" I can think of that I eat is mole. The sandwich looks pretty good though. I'd give it a chance.

Personally, I would "hold the chocolate" on this sandwich.  I like the rest of the ingredients for it though.

For me, chocolate is strictly a desert item, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, chocolate brownies etc.

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I don't (didn't) even have desert that often though.  I'm not a big fan of sweets generally speaking.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on March 09, 2018, 10:30:54 AM
Chocolate? Really?

The only chocolate "food" I can think of that I eat is mole. The sandwich looks pretty good though. I'd give it a chance.

Personally, I would "hold the chocolate" on this sandwich.  I like the rest of the ingredients for it though.

For me, chocolate is strictly a desert item, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, chocolate brownies etc.
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I don't (didn't) even have desert that often though.  I'm not a big fan of sweets generally speaking.

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Had chocolate as an ingredient in chili, possibly related to mole. It was great.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 09, 2018, 11:27:06 AM
Chocolate? Really?

The only chocolate "food" I can think of that I eat is mole. The sandwich looks pretty good though. I'd give it a chance.

Personally, I would "hold the chocolate" on this sandwich.  I like the rest of the ingredients for it though.

For me, chocolate is strictly a desert item, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, chocolate brownies etc.
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I don't (didn't) even have desert that often though.  I'm not a big fan of sweets generally speaking.

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Had chocolate as an ingredient in chili, possibly related to mole. It was great.

Yep, I'd say chocolate in chili is an idea almost certainly "borrowed" from mole, which is not a staple of the Mexican diet, but more of a holiday food saved for special occasions.

The chef who was the foodie for Austin's Fonda San Miguel restaurant passed away, but I do have his cookbook. Their Sunday brunch still offers two different kinds of mole. That place was our special birthday/holiday Sunday brunch destination for decades. You guys would love it. You have to go more than once, because you literally cannot eat enough to try everything they put out in one sitting. I have so many good memories of eating there. My then gf (now wife) took me there in 1980. I still remember the ceviche. Many Father's Days and Mother's Days spent there with family. It is perhaps the most beautiful restaurant I've ever visited, inside and out. The owners accumulated a whole lot of signifiant Mexican art too. Austin A-Gays.

(http://www.videocityguide.com/austin/PCWUploads/Fonda%20San%20Miguel/para.jpg)

(http://www.fondasanmiguel.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1.jpg)



Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/9/2018
Post by: RE on March 09, 2018, 05:46:12 PM
Summer Solstice Pig 🐖 Roast at the Toothstead!  :icon_sunny:

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Mangalitsa Piggy 🐖 on the Spit
(http://www.mainepigroasts.com/uploads/2/1/3/9/21390764/3270194_orig.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/10/2018
Post by: RE on March 10, 2018, 01:10:38 AM
An egg🍳 sandwich🥪 breakfast this morning.  This is one of our most popular To-Go breakfasts at the Diner Drive🚗Thru Window.  :icon_sunny:

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Egg, Avocado and Bacon sandwich
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Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/10/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 10, 2018, 01:35:55 AM
An egg🍳 sandwich🥪 breakfast this morning.  This is one of our most popular To-Go breakfasts at the Diner Drive🚗Thru Window.  :icon_sunny:

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Egg, Avocado and Bacon sandwich
(https://realfood.tesco.com/media/images/Hangover-sandwich-LGH-f061d53a-a3d9-4b3a-97ce-1794c65b709c-0-1400x919.jpg)

Not with everybody...  :icon_mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/v/bemgJDD75ng

From the "Greatest Hits" collection...
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/10/2018
Post by: RE on March 10, 2018, 01:46:24 AM
An egg🍳 sandwich🥪 breakfast this morning.  This is one of our most popular To-Go breakfasts at the Diner Drive🚗Thru Window.  :icon_sunny:

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Egg, Avocado and Bacon sandwich
(https://realfood.tesco.com/media/images/Hangover-sandwich-LGH-f061d53a-a3d9-4b3a-97ce-1794c65b709c-0-1400x919.jpg)

Not with everybody...  :icon_mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/v/bemgJDD75ng

From the "Greatest Hits" collection...

At the Diner Drive-Thru window, we have equipment to deal with Unhappy Customers.  :icon_sunny:  The customer is NOT always right, and when they are wrong at the Diner, they will be very, VERY sorry.  ;D

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*Recommended by Eddie

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Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/10/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 10, 2018, 02:38:16 AM

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*Recommended by Eddie

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Saw this the other day.  :icon_mrgreen:

Should be nicknamed, "The Persuader."
Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/10/2018
Post by: RE on March 10, 2018, 09:29:39 AM
For our final Sandwich🥪4Lunch Special of the week (tomorrow is Sunday Brunch), we have not one but FIVE of our Gourmet Sandwiches🥪 for you to choose from!  :icon_sunny:

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Loaded salami sandwich🥪
Green goddess chicken sandwich🥪
Mediterranean sandwich🥪
Hearty tea time sandwich🥪
Italian tuna sandwich🥪

(http://cdn.skim.gs/images/v1/msi/xpqkn35bfa6y66jufrid/gourmet-work-lunch-sandwiches)
Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/10/2018
Post by: RE on March 10, 2018, 12:22:52 PM
Mini-Chickens!🐔 :icon_sunny:  These little birds are GREAT if you like all the parts of the chicken🐔, white and dark meat, but aren't such a PIG🐷 you will eat a whole full size chicken yourself.  The meat also has a slightly different texture and flavor, it's a little more gamy although these are cultivated now and not really "game" as in wild.

For the PIGS🐷 out there, other restaurants often serve up TWO of them on one plate for a meal.  At the Diner, we keep it to one.  If you want to pig out on two of them, you will need to pay for a second dish.

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Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hen🐔 with Cornbread Stuffing
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Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 3/11/2018
Post by: RE on March 11, 2018, 12:59:30 AM
I hit the Japanese Table at the Diner Smorgasmord this morning and loaded up with lots of real cool looking foods in tiny dishes.  With the exception of the raw Wagyu Beef, I have no idea what? ???  :icon_scratch:

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Japanese Buffet Brunch
(https://www.okamotoya.net/en/meal/img/img002.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on March 11, 2018, 10:37:28 AM

Asparagus and Scallion Beef
 

                                        (http://nutrition4family.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_4224-789x1024.jpg)


Now, my main criteria to picking a recipe is it must be easy and not time consuming. This meal met that criteria because it required one pan and only took me 30 minutes including prep time. I used a Flank Steak, which gave it a nice flavor. The key to using Flank Steak is to always cut against the grain so it doesn’t become chewy. I hope your family enjoys as much as I did!

It is great served over rice.
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Asparagus and Scallion Beef
Author: Dana Snook
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Prep time:  15 mins
Cook time:  15 mins
Total time:  30 mins
Serves: 4
 
One dish meal that is fast and delicious.
Ingredients

    16 oz beef flank steak, sliced against the grain
    2 tablespoons oil
    1-inch ginger, grated
    1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2- inch lengths
    6 stalks scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
    2 teaspoon cornstarch
    Sauce:
    2 tablespoon oyster sauce
    1 tablespoon Liquid Aminos
    2 teaspoon olive oil
    8 tablespoons water
    2 teaspoon cornstarch
    1 tablespoons dry Sherry
    2 teaspoon sugar
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ⅛ tsp of fresh cracker pepper

Instructions

    Put sliced beef and cornstarch in storage bag and coat. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
    In the meantime, combine all the sauce ingredients, whisk well and set aside.
    In a wok or frying pan, heat up the oil until very high heat, stir-fry ginger for 30 seconds and then toss in beef slices and continue to stir-fry for a few minutes.
    Add asparagus and scallions and sauté for about 3 minutes.
    Add in the Sauce and stir-fry for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 11, 2018, 12:37:22 PM
Quote from: Golden Oxen

Asparagus and Scallion Beef
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Nice choice for Steak 🥩 Sunday.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Sunday Steak Special: 3/11/2018
Post by: RE on March 11, 2018, 03:43:23 PM
Thanks to GO for his contribution to Sunday Steak🥩 Specials here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

My contribution for tonight is this handsome looking NY Strip Steak🥩, and another recipe which includes CHOCOLATE!🍫  :o

Strip steaks🥩 are among my favorite cuts of beef, they're not as FAT laden as Ribeye🥩 but they still are good on the BBQ.  Not as tender as a fillet, but they have a more robust texture.  You want either real good Choice Beef 🐄 for this cut or Prime Beef 🐄.  Do NOT buy Select!  Too tough. Also do NOT overcook!  Wagyu Beef🥩 on the other hand again IMHO is just a little too fat laden.

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NY Strip Steak with Chocolate Balsamic Reduction
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Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/12/2018
Post by: RE on March 12, 2018, 01:08:53 AM
It's Soup🥣4Breakfast this week at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:  Soups🥣 are not generally popular here in the FSoA for a breakfast meal, but around the world they are very popular.

For today, we will begin with a CLASSIC, which most Amerikans have had at one time or another visiting a Chinese Restaurant, Egg🥚 Drop Soup🥣.  Like with many other recipes, there are a bazillion versions of this one, to start off the week I chose one which looks most like the Egg🥚 Drop Soups🥣 I had in Chinatown.

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Chinese Egg🥚 Drop Soup🥣
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Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/12/2018
Post by: RE on March 12, 2018, 02:34:31 PM
Another one of our INFINITE Calzones from the Italian Chefs at the Diner! 😋

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Vegetable and Calabrese Salami Calzone
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Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/12/2018
Post by: RE on March 12, 2018, 06:35:02 PM
Back when I was doing my first BBQing in the "backyard" of the Flushing, Queens McMedium (nicer than a McHovel, not as big as a McMansion) I lived in until going off to the dorms at Columbia, this cut of Pork🐖 was my favorite to use.  First off it was CHEAP, and second it has lots of FAT. 😋  My recipe was simple, I would just baste on Saucy Susan Apricot Glaze a few times  while cooking slowly over a relatively low flame.  Other than cooking them myself over the years, I've never had them anywhere else.  No restaurants I ever hit had them on the menu.

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BBQ Country Ribs
(https://dianadishes.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/pork-ribs-on-the-grill.jpg)
Title: Re: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/12/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 12, 2018, 09:53:16 PM
Back when I was doing my first BBQing in the "backyard" of the Flushing, Queens McMedium (nicer than a McHovel, not as big as a McMansion) I lived in until going off to the dorms at Columbia, this cut of Pork🐖 was my favorite to use.  First off it was CHEAP, and second it has lots of FAT. 😋  My recipe was simple, I would just baste on Saucy Susan Apricot Glaze a few times  while cooking slowly over a relatively low flame.  Other than cooking them myself over the years, I've never had them anywhere else.  No restaurants I ever hit had them on the menu.

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BBQ Country Ribs
(https://dianadishes.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/pork-ribs-on-the-grill.jpg)

You'd find these much more readily on the menu in this end of the country. Plenty of baby back ribs and rib joints in VA and NC.
I would expect that these would be on the Diner Smoker every day.
Title: Re: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/12/2018
Post by: RE on March 12, 2018, 10:48:44 PM
Back when I was doing my first BBQing in the "backyard" of the Flushing, Queens McMedium (nicer than a McHovel, not as big as a McMansion) I lived in until going off to the dorms at Columbia, this cut of Pork🐖 was my favorite to use.  First off it was CHEAP, and second it has lots of FAT. 😋  My recipe was simple, I would just baste on Saucy Susan Apricot Glaze a few times  while cooking slowly over a relatively low flame.  Other than cooking them myself over the years, I've never had them anywhere else.  No restaurants I ever hit had them on the menu.

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BBQ Country Ribs
(https://dianadishes.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/pork-ribs-on-the-grill.jpg)

You'd find these much more readily on the menu in this end of the country. Plenty of baby back ribs and rib joints in VA and NC.
I would expect that these would be on the Diner Smoker every day.

Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs I find all the time on the menu at various bars and BBQ joints.  But not the Country Ribs.  Probably more in the south though.

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Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/13/2018
Post by: RE on March 13, 2018, 06:00:13 AM
This morning's Soup🥣4Breakfast comes to us from Tunisia!  Chick Peas, Capers, Greens, edible flowers, looks yummy.  Never had it.

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Lablabi
(http://www.slowburningpassion.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Tunisian-Lablabi-Chickepea-Soup.jpg)
Title: 🍱 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/13/2017
Post by: RE on March 13, 2018, 09:08:08 AM
A truly GREAT invention from the Masters of Miniaturization, the Japanese!  The Bento Box🍱.  Instead of one BIG dish, you get 4-8 small dishes to sample from the Nip Cookbook.  There are of course endless variations on this theme also, so we will feature more Bento Boxes🍱 for Lunch in the future.  You don't have to JUST stuff Nip Foods into your Bento Box🍱 either, you can pick whatever you like.  Here at the Diner, you can select small samples of EVERYTHING on our menu, which of course has everything you can Google up!  ;D  It's a relatively light lunch meal, so good if you are watching your weight.

Sticking to strictly Nip foods, my ideal Bento Box would have a Sashimi compartment, a Sushi Roll, Shrimp & Veggie Tempura, Miso Soup, Japanese Seaweed Salad, and Beef Teriyaki in it.  Haven't found that combination online, but this one looks pretty good.

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Bento Box #1
(http://98441.cdx.c.ooyala.com/M0OG05czqSes9Zf-ugfJnabJ8QnUcMPZ/promo251680139)
Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/13/2018
Post by: RE on March 13, 2018, 06:07:13 PM
A new Ethnic Food for dinner tonight, Vietnamese!  :icon_sunny:

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Lemongrass Chicken🐔
(http://seonkyounglongest.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/IMG_3840-copy-1000x667.png?x61413)
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/14/2018
Post by: RE on March 14, 2018, 04:05:06 AM
Here's a nice change for your Bacon🥓 & Eggs🍳!  :icon_sunny:  Soup🥣4Breakfast at the Diner!

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Bacon🥓 & Egg🍳 Miso Soup🥣
(https://images.food52.com/HHo8xLEGN4TPEAWdlwSt7rI0_pA=/753x502/49c8cb58-c744-47b9-b7d7-8986092c99d6--bacon_and_egg_miso_soup.JPG)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 14, 2018, 05:37:01 AM
Damn. The time change is making me hungry for breakfast. But I want biscuits and gravy.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 14, 2018, 06:09:11 AM
Damn. The time change is making me hungry for breakfast. But I want biscuits and gravy.

We serve that PUKE🤮 at the Diner too!  ;D

(https://prods3.imgix.net/images/articles/2015_10/WEB-Article-Homemade-Southern-Biscuits-and-Sausage-Gravy-Egg-Williamsburg-Brooklyn-NYC-Recipe.jpg)

Enjoy!  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 14, 2018, 07:08:03 AM
Mmmm. Gimme three eggs over easy and a side of Hollandaise to go with that, Cookie.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 14, 2018, 07:16:59 AM
Mmmm. Gimme three eggs over easy and a side of Hollandaise to go with that, Cookie.

No problem.  ;D

Here's your 3 eggs Over EZ

(https://cdn.cdkitchen.com/recipes/images/2017/01/56108-7126-mx.jpg)

Here's your side of Hollandaise.

(https://www.simplyrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/blender-hollandaise-vertical-a-1800.jpg)

What, no MEAT?  ::)

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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/14/2017
Post by: RE on March 14, 2018, 09:42:50 AM
Lunch today is a STEAK🥩 Sandwich!  I have been keeping a low profile on STEAK🥩 as best I can and trying to sprinkle an even distribution of food types, but I LOVE❤️ STEAK!🥩

STEAK🥩 Sandwiches come in many varieties of course, but probably the most popular type is the "Philly Cheese Steak🥩" variety.  This because it uses a really CHEAP cut of steak sliced thin so it's relatively EZ to chew through.  I prefer classier STEAK🥩 sandwiches with better cuts of BEEF🐄, but we'll start with this one due to its general popularity and Low, Low Price Every Day at the Diner (http://photos2.fotosearch.com/bthumb/CSP/CSP139/1950s-fifties-diner-clip-art-clipart__k1397074.jpg).  :icon_sunny:

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Philly Cheese Steak🥩
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Title: 🍲 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/14/2018
Post by: RE on March 14, 2018, 05:09:09 PM
What do Terrorists (https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/terrorist-cartoon-character-vector-illustration-sketch-clip-art-hand-drawn-84255007.jpg) and Towel Heads (http://moziru.com/images/terrorist-clipart-person-scared-14.png) eat to have enough energy for beheadings and suicide bombings? ???   :icon_scratch: That was my question for tonight's Dinner Special here at the Diner.  Don't ask me WTF is in this stew, I just know there are Herbs in it.  What herbs I have no idea.  Maybe some Ganja?  :icon_sunny:  You will have to ask Mohamed our chief Iranian Chef and former Ayatollah (http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/iconshock/political-characters/256/ayatollah-ali-khamenei-icon.png) before emigrating and coming to work here at the Diner(http://photos2.fotosearch.com/bthumb/CSP/CSP139/1950s-fifties-diner-clip-art-clipart__k1397074.jpg).

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Ghormeh Sabzi
(https://photos.bigoven.com/recipe/hero/ghormeh-sabzi-1e9010.jpg)
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/15/2018
Post by: RE on March 15, 2018, 02:26:02 AM
Today's Breakfast Soup🥣 comes to us from Burma (Myanmar).  Soup🥣4Breakfast at the Diner (http://photos2.fotosearch.com/bthumb/CSP/CSP139/1950s-fifties-diner-clip-art-clipart__k1397074.jpg)!  :icon_sunny:

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Burmese Breakfast Stew🥣
(https://prods3.imgix.net/images/articles/2017_03/Facebook-Classic-Mohinga-Breakfast-Stew-Recipe1.jpg)
Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/15/2017
Post by: RE on March 15, 2018, 07:13:09 AM
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We're going Itie Pasta today for Lunch, with Manicotti.  Like Calzones and Burritos and other foods with fillings, the variations are endless.  We'll begin this series also with the basic, Cheese Manicotti, variations will come in the future.  You can also vary the sauce and toppings you use on it.  Back in the day when I had at least SOME appetite  ::), the frozen version produced by Michelina's was a regular part of my diet.  This precooked and frozen packaged food comes in really cheap for your lunch, it used to sell up here for $0.90, now coming in at $1.10.  A 20% inflation rate, but still cheap by Amerikan standards.  It was one of my lunch mainstays while I was still working, it's pretty good.  I no longer can even finish this for a dinner meal.  It goes back in the fridge for another try the next day.

Wanna know how long it took me to eat 1 can of Campbell's Chunky Italian Wedding Soup this week?  5 days!  In the first try, I got nauseous followed by a 1 hour long retching and coughing fit after 3 spoonfuls.  I couldn't bring myself to try again until 2 days later, when it went down somewhat better, and over the next 2 days managed to finish it without throwing out the leftovers, which is common for me now.  I probably throw out half of what I buy now because I can't finish it fast enough.  ::)

Anyhow, if you have a normal appetite, Manicotti is great for lunch, and also great as a dinner side dish.  You don't have to buy the frozen Michelinas, this is pretty EZ to make yourself and then put in the fridge or freeze for later microwaving.  If you DIY, you can customize the stuffing with what you like.  :icon_sunny:

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Cheese Manicotti
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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/15/2018
Post by: RE on March 15, 2018, 06:31:51 PM
Nowadays, most Amerikans only eat Roast Beef🥩 sliced thin on a hero from a Deli, it's not a Dinner meal usually.  Takes too long to cook.  It's also usually commercially cooked roast beef by a corporation like Boar's Head, and is WAY overcooked.🤮

Roast beef🥩, usually bottom round was though my sister's favorite dinner meal before she eloped in her HS Senior year when she was 17.  Went down to VA to get the marriage done, it was legal then there at that time.  Bad choice, bad marriage, but it was her choice to do it.  Divorce after about 5 years and 2 kids, second marriage worked out OK.

Making a good roast beef🥩 is a real art form, because the cuts used are fairly tough so you need long cook times to tenderize them, but this can also overcook and dry out the meat.  The one below looks properly done.

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Roast Beef
(https://supervalu.ie/thumbnail/720x400/var/files/good-food-karma/recipe/traditional-roast-beef-recipe.jpg?fill=1)
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/16/2018
Post by: RE on March 16, 2018, 01:48:42 AM
Moving from Burma to Vietnam in Southeast Asia for this morning's Soup🥣4Breakfast.  The Vietnamese have a lot of choice of S🥣4B.  This one has Ham and Sausage🐖 in it, sounds like breakfast!  I like it because it has MUSHROOMS! 🍄  :icon_sunny:

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Bún mọc🥣
(https://cdn.theculturetrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/20160121_084929-1024x576.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/15/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 16, 2018, 03:35:50 AM
Nowadays, most Amerikans only eat Roast Beef🥩 sliced thin on a hero from a Deli, it's not a Dinner meal usually.  Takes too long to cook.  It's also usually commercially cooked roast beef by a corporation like Boar's Head, and is WAY overcooked.🤮
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Making a good roast beef🥩 is a real art form, because the cuts used are fairly tough so you need long cook times to tenderize them, but this can also overcook and dry out the meat.  The one below looks properly done.

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Roast Beef
(https://supervalu.ie/thumbnail/720x400/var/files/good-food-karma/recipe/traditional-roast-beef-recipe.jpg?fill=1)

This is, you'll pardon the expression, well done. Looks great.
In my dotage I found a new culinary delight. Contrary is originally from Buffalo, and I accompanied her on a trip back there. In Buffalo for the first time, I discovered a cornucopia of gastronomic delights, most of which should come with their own portable EKG machine. Since Buffalo winters last for eight months, local denizens have become adept at a variety of indoor sports, including drinking, recreational drug abuse, sex, and FOOD!
The dish is called "beef on weck." It is made with roast beef on a kimmelweck roll. The meat on the sandwich is traditionally served rare, thin cut, with the top bun getting a dip au jus and spread with horseradish. Wowza.

(http://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/content/uploads/2014/11/beef-on-weck-2-1200x675.jpg)

Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/15/2018
Post by: RE on March 16, 2018, 03:50:33 AM

This is, you'll pardon the expression, well done. Looks great.
In my dotage I found a new culinary delight. Contrary is originally from Buffalo, and I accompanied her on a trip back there. In Buffalo for the first time, I discovered a cornucopia of gastronomic delights, most of which should come with their own portable EKG machine. Since Buffalo winters last for eight months, local denizens have become adept at a variety of indoor sports, including drinking, recreational drug abuse, sex, and FOOD!
The dish is called "beef on weck." It is made with roast beef on a kimmelweck roll. The meat on the sandwich is traditionally served rare, thin cut, with the top bun getting a dip au jus and spread with horseradish. Wowza.

(http://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/content/uploads/2014/11/beef-on-weck-2-1200x675.jpg)

That one looks quite good, reminds me of the RB Heros from Mama Joy's I had for lunch or dinner fairly often while Studying Bullshit and fucking Illuminati Spawn at Columbia.

When was the last time you cooked up your own RB though at home? ???

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Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/15/2018
Post by: g on March 16, 2018, 04:14:05 AM
The only way I could even try to better that oh so tasty looking creation a smidgeon is to request mine on a poppy seed roll. A nice thick one blackened with poppy seeds. :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/15/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 16, 2018, 10:29:29 AM
The only way I could even try to better that oh so tasty looking creation a smidgeon is to request mine on a poppy seed roll. A nice thick one blackened with poppy seeds. :icon_sunny:

I'm with you. I also prefer poppy seeds to salt. The Kimmelweck rolls are good-- I'd never had them before that trip-- but the secret is to get a roll with a stiff enough exterior to remain viable as the interior absorbs that au jus.

Sweet bleeding Jesus, that is good.
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/16/2018
Post by: RE on March 16, 2018, 05:24:25 PM
Missed Lunch 2day. I got up late and then went on a prep run.  So we're having an early dinner.  It's Fish🐟 Friday, so today we'll have that Alaskan Favorite, Salmon🐟!

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Baked Honey Mustard Salmon🐟 with Dill
(https://www.simplyrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/honey-mustard-salmon-horiz-a-1600.jpg)
Title: 🍿 Doomstead Diner Midnite Munchy Special: 3/17/2018
Post by: RE on March 17, 2018, 12:09:29 AM
Since we missed Lunch yesterday and had an early Dinner, getting hungry here in the wee hours.  We need some MUNCHIES!  :icon_sunny:

Given the ongoing Political Circus and non-stop entertainment coming from Washington, the obvious choice for tonight's Midnite Munchie is...POPCORN!🍿  :happy1:

Ever see Popcorn🍿 Pop in Super Slo-Mo?

http://www.youtube.com/v/FSZd33awqQk

That is air popped though.  My preference is for traditional Oil popped.  That is how I made it with my sister when I was 4-5 before we left for Brazil.

http://www.youtube.com/v/p_7Qi3mprKQ

Then they came up with Jiffy-Pop before the days of Microwave.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/29/7e/b8/297eb86b76e06d36af81dc00e0378b68.jpg)

Nowadays we also have the popular Popcorn eating animated gifs too.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/128UMaujdjX7Pi/giphy.gif) (https://media1.tenor.com/images/54451401d52c0dd2fe9ee5752857d53c/tenor.gif?itemid=3579864)

Popcorn🍿
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/pPQdNKV5xkk/maxresdefault.jpg)

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Title: ☘️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/17/2018
Post by: RE on March 17, 2018, 07:10:17 AM
We are ending our Soup🥣4Breakfast Specials here at the Diner a day early in honor of St. Paddy's☘️ Day.   :icon_sunny:  Today we will go ALL IRISH☘️ for our meals, starting out with a full Irish☘️ Breakfast.  Unsurprisingly, it's not a whole lot different than the full Brit breakfast featured here for a Breakfast Special a while back.  Differs from the full Amerikan Breakfast with the inclusion of Baked Beans and sauteed Mushrooms🍄 and Tomatoes🍅.  No Biscuits and Gravy.  Often does have Potatoes🥔 though.

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Full Irish☘️ Breakfast
(https://www.theurbanlist.com/content/article/aucklands-best-english-breakfasts.jpg)
Title: Re: ☘️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/17/2018
Post by: g on March 17, 2018, 08:25:26 AM
We are ending our Soup🥣4Breakfast Specials here at the Diner a day early in honor of St. Paddy's☘️ Day.   :icon_sunny:  Today we will go ALL IRISH☘️ for our meals, starting out with a full Irish☘️ Breakfast.  Unsurprisingly, it's not a whole lot different then the full Brit breakfast featured here for a Breakfast Special a while back.  Differs from the full Amerikan Breakfast with the inclusion of Baked Beans and sauteed Mushrooms🍄 and Tomatoes🍅.  No Biscuits and Gravy.  Often does have Potatoes🥔 though.

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Full Irish☘️ Breakfast
(https://www.theurbanlist.com/content/article/aucklands-best-english-breakfasts.jpg)

Sure looks good, but would have to consider it in the category of overkill for breakfast, before a day of boozing and corned beef gorging. 

Title: Re: ☘️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/17/2018
Post by: RE on March 17, 2018, 08:28:04 AM
Sure looks good, but would have to consider it in the category of overkill for breakfast, before a day of boozing and corned beef gorging.

Corned Beef & Cabbage coming for Lunch! Diners have big appetites.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: ☘️ Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/17/2018
Post by: RE on March 17, 2018, 12:15:42 PM
Can't have St. Paddy's Day☘️ without Corned Beef & Cabbage! :icon_sunny:  You also want those great Irish Potatoes🥔 and Carrots🥕 with it!  Wash it all down with a nice Guinness Stout.

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Corned Beef & Cabbage
(http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc370/initanap/corned-beef%201.jpg)

(http://allaboutbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Guinness-Stout.jpg)
Title: ☘️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/17/2018
Post by: RE on March 17, 2018, 04:28:28 PM
For our final solid food meal on St. Paddy's Day☘️, we're going with another CLASSIC, the Irish Stew!  :icon_sunny:  In this one, not only do you wash the meal down with Guinness, it's part of the recipe too!  :icon_sunny:

Following the meal for our Dessert Apperitif, we go to our FABULOUS selection of Irish Whisky!  ;D Only the best booze here at the Diner Bar!  :icon_sunny:

I anticipate a nasty hangover tomorrow.  ::)

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Irish Stew
(https://cdn.styleblueprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/IrishCentral_BeefGuinnessStew_March_2014.jpg)

(http://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Best-Irish-Whiskey.jpg)
Title: 🍹 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Special: 3/18/2018
Post by: RE on March 18, 2018, 02:26:54 AM
As expected after a full day of celebrating St. Paddy☘️, the hangover was REALLY bad! 🤢  I'll never do that again!  Until next year anyhow.  ::)

I also ate far too much food and puked my guts up twice, once at the parade then again at the bar and actually hit the bartender.  They kicked me out for that.  :(  I don't see why, they served me the booze!  They were complicit in this crime!  Why am I the only one held responsible for vomiting up 2 Gallons of Guinness Stout, a liter of Irish Whisky, a full Irish Breakfast, Corned Beef & Cabbage and Irish Stew?  ???   :icon_scratch:

Anyhow, arriving at the Smörgåsbord at the Diner this morning, I couldn't bear the thought of stomaching any of the fabulous foods offered at the various Buffet Tables, and headed straight for the Bar where I ordered a lightly loaded Bloody Mary🍹 for Breakfast.  This did wonders for resolving my hangover issues.  :icon_sunny:  I feel much better now.

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Lightly Loaded Bloody Mary
(https://www.homemadeinterest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Maryland-Bloody-Mary_feat.jpg)
Title: 🥗 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/18/2018
Post by: RE on March 18, 2018, 04:28:14 PM
Still recovering from the consumption of Mass Quantities of Food & Booze on St. Paddy's☘️ day.  Going light for dinner tonight on Special for a basic Caesar Salad🥗 for roughage to clear the colon and beef consomme🍜 to replace some nutrients lost while puking🤮.  Should be fully recovered by tomorrow for a normal week of Diner Specials.  :icon_sunny:

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Caesar Salad🥗
(https://assets.bonappetit.com/photos/57ae12ef53e63daf11a4e1d6/16:9/w_1200,c_limit/BA-best-classic-caeser-salad.jpg)

Beef Consomme🍜
(https://adrian1974fulga.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/beef-consomme.jpg)
Title: 🥔 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/19/2018
Post by: RE on March 19, 2018, 04:04:51 AM
Ran into this one while looking for Irish Breakfasts on St. Paddy's☘️ Day.  An Irish version of the Potato🥔 Pancake.  I wonder how it compares to Jewish Potato🥔 Latkes? ???  :icon_scratch:

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Boxty
(https://img02.rl0.ru/a1be47b849b24527480941883ba14a31/c3000x2000/www.chowstatic.com/assets/recipe_photos/28172_boxty_irish_potato_pancake.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on March 19, 2018, 04:21:57 AM
They sure look delicious, but there are some items where you just have to be a traditionalist.  :laugh: :icon_sunny:

                                        (https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c4/90/a0/c490a0fbb831f68130b228914bde36bb.jpg)


                                         (http://ourtastytravels.com/wp-content/uploads/latkes.jpg)



                                        (http://herbivoracious.com/images/2008/12/Hannukah-Latkes.jpg)
Title: 🥟 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/19/2018
Post by: RE on March 19, 2018, 12:57:07 PM
It's Appetizer🥟4Lunch Week here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Appetizers🥟 make great Lunch meals if you're not that hungry and they cost less than meals on the main menu.  If you are hungry, you can always order 2 of them.  :icon_sunny:

Diners are :hi: to submit their own favorite Appetizers🥟4Lunch this week also.  Two rules for submissions:

1- Maximum of 2 appetizers🥟 per meal unless it's on a sampler plate.

2- Appetizers must come from the same type of restaurant.  e.g. you can't put a Chinese appetizer with a Mexican one.

To kick off, we'll have a Sampler Plate of typical Bar Appetizers🥟.

Bar Appetizer Sampler #1
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ember/restaurants/sandiego/CapsPizza/CapPizzaandBar_SamplerPlatter_640x480._V288573269_.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥟 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/19/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 19, 2018, 01:45:05 PM
It's Appetizer🥟4Lunch Week hear at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Appetizers🥟 make great Lunch meals if you're not that hungry and they cost less than meals on the main menu.  If you are hungry, you can always order 2 of them.  :icon_sunny:

Diners are :hi: to submit their own favorite Appetizers🥟4Lunch this week also.  Two rules for submissions:

Bar Appetizer Sampler #1
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ember/restaurants/sandiego/CapsPizza/CapPizzaandBar_SamplerPlatter_640x480._V288573269_.jpg)

A great idea and a thing of beauty.



Should come with one of these: (https://www.altabira.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/draft-beer_altabira_0578.jpg)

And one of these: (http://sadsuk.org.uk/newsite/images/stories/aed%20photo1.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on March 19, 2018, 01:49:47 PM
Greek appetizers:

Greek Appetizer Meatballs with Goat Cheese Tzatziki Dip
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/grecipes/public/pictures/recipes/1226515/101_0301.jpg)

and

Spanikopita

(https://fthmb.tqn.com/g-ZeyaCar4vHqGkj5Ezh7qjZ3Ds=/425x326/filters:no_upscale()/Greekcheesetriangle-GettyImages-87115144-59260bcb3df78cbe7e9589d8.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 19, 2018, 02:00:52 PM
Greek appetizers:

Greek Appetizer Meatballs with Goat Cheese Tzatziki Dip
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/grecipes/public/pictures/recipes/1226515/101_0301.jpg)

and

Spanikopita

(https://fthmb.tqn.com/g-ZeyaCar4vHqGkj5Ezh7qjZ3Ds=/425x326/filters:no_upscale()/Greekcheesetriangle-GettyImages-87115144-59260bcb3df78cbe7e9589d8.jpg)

Nice choices!  Spanikopita is a favorite, never had the Greek Meatballs.  Also good choice because Greek appetizers was not on my list for the week so it won't duplicate any of the ones I have in the queue for the daily lunch special.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/19/2018
Post by: RE on March 19, 2018, 06:07:59 PM
It's Monday MEAT🥩 night for dinner here at the Diner.  Always a personal favorite of mine.  :icon_sunny:  BEEF!🥩  It's What's for Dinner!

For tonight's cut, we're going with Flank Steak🥩.  This is one of your cheaper cuts of beef🥩, and is leaner than cuts like Ribeye or Ribs loaded with FAT.  As such, it takes a little more in the way of preparation to tenderize it, and it's not a good cut for the BBQ.  Generally speaking, you want to pound the living shit out of it with a meat🥩 mallet and also marinate in a slightly acidic marinade to help break down the muscle fibers before forking into it and chewing on it.  You also want to slice it across the grain which makes the chewing much easier.  One decent size Flank Steak🥩 will serve a family of 4 nicely with a Baked Potato🥔 from your Potato Tower🥔 and a Veggie🥦 from your Garden or Hydroponics setup.  You can get your Red Meat🥩 fix and also keep your budget💲 within reason this way.

Many recipes available for Flank Steak🥩.  One of my Aunts made a very good one I remember eating as a kid before going to Brazil.  No idea what her recipe was though.

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Dry-Rubbed Flank Steak🥩 with Grilled Corn🌽 Salsa
(https://assets.epicurious.com/photos/55db888bd2acf5b8473af318/master/pass/56389977_dry-rubbed-flank-steak.jpg)
Title: 🍩 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/20/2018
Post by: RE on March 20, 2018, 01:14:37 AM
Lox🐟 is not the ONLY thing you can drop on a Bagel🍩4Breakfast, in fact you can put just about anything on a B🍩4B.  The key of course is to get a good fresh baked NY Style Bagel.  If you have that, just a schmear of Cream Cheese is enough to make it a tasty breakfast.  Today's offering on Special is pretty loaded though.  ::)

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Bagel🍩 Egg🍳 in a Hole
(https://realfood.tesco.com/media/images/RFO-1400x919-BrunchBagel-mini-b2468d71-0cb3-4caa-9c7b-1815f77cc7e6-0-1400x919.jpg)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3//2018
Post by: RE on March 20, 2018, 11:32:15 AM
It's Appetizer🥟4Lunch Week here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Since the Diner is located right on the Wharf in Bar Harbor...

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fb/c4/6c/fbc46cab536a34ead1c8362d3c2220ea.jpg)

...we have a World Class selection of seafood🐟, both locally sourced and flown in daily from all parts of the Globe🌎.

The Good Ship⛵ Doomstead Diner is on the other side of the building, tied up, stocked with preps and ready to make a fast bugout to an undisclosed location when TSHTF.

(http://images.boats.com/resize/1/91/45/6619145_20180226133142787_1_LARGE.jpg?t=1518807173000&w=1200&h=1200)

Today we feature 2 Appetizers on Special which are perennial favorites among our Seafood lovers.

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Raw Oysters(http://bremen-mind.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/kaki.png) & Maryland Crab🦀 Cakes

(https://d2gg9evh47fn9z.cloudfront.net/800px_COLOURBOX3277990.jpg)

(https://www.askchefdennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/crabcake-4-680x453.jpg)

Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/20/2018
Post by: RE on March 20, 2018, 04:28:03 PM
Going Indonesian for tonight's Dinner Special.  We haven't offered any of our Indonesian main courses on Special as of yet, but they offer a great selection of Chicken🐔 dishes particularly.  They don't raise much beef in Indonesia.  Chicken🐔 and Fish🐟 are the main choices.  We will feature other Indonesian chicken🐔 dishes on Chicken🐔 night here at the Diner.

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Ayam Masak Rempah dan Santan – Chicken🐔 Braised in Spices(http://clipart-library.com/img1/2023904.jpg) and Coconut(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/paradise-bay/images/2/2f/Coconut.png/revision/latest?cb=20170328184536) Milk
(http://dailycookingquest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/landscape1.jpg)
Title: Re: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/20/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 20, 2018, 04:59:07 PM
Going Indonesian for tonight's Dinner Special.  We haven't offered any of our Indonesian main courses on Special as of yet, but they offer a great selection of Chicken🐔 dishes particularly.  They don't raise much beef in Indonesia.  Chicken🐔 and Fish🐟 are the main choices.  We will feature other Indonesian chicken🐔 dishes on Chicken🐔 night here at the Diner.

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Ayam Masak Rempah dan Santan – Chicken🐔 Braised in Spices(http://clipart-library.com/img1/2023904.jpg) and Coconut(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/paradise-bay/images/2/2f/Coconut.png/revision/latest?cb=20170328184536) Milk
(http://dailycookingquest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/landscape1.jpg)

You make me realize I've never eaten an Indonesian anything. Not so much as a cookie.
Gonna have to fix that.

Helluva kitchen at the Diner, ain't it?
Title: 🌌 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/20/2018
Post by: RE on March 20, 2018, 05:16:47 PM
Going Indonesian for tonight's Dinner Special.  We haven't offered any of our Indonesian main courses on Special as of yet, but they offer a great selection of Chicken🐔 dishes particularly.  They don't raise much beef in Indonesia.  Chicken🐔 and Fish🐟 are the main choices.  We will feature other Indonesian chicken🐔 dishes on Chicken🐔 night here at the Diner.

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Ayam Masak Rempah dan Santan – Chicken🐔 Braised in Spices(http://clipart-library.com/img1/2023904.jpg) and Coconut(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/paradise-bay/images/2/2f/Coconut.png/revision/latest?cb=20170328184536) Milk
(http://dailycookingquest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/landscape1.jpg)

You make me realize I've never eaten an Indonesian anything. Not so much as a cookie.
Gonna have to fix that.

Helluva kitchen at the Diner, ain't it?

Many if not most of these dishes I have never had myself either.  Certainly never prepared most of them myself.  However, that's the great thing about the "Virtual Kitchen" of the Doomstead Diner(https://www.cosywoodpeckercottage.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/diner1.png).  Nothing is out of reach for the menu.  :icon_sunny:  I have my Imaginary perfect restaurant, and since I can't fucking eat any of the stuff anyhow, the pics are good enough for me in my mind's eye (and tastebuds).  When I buy my ticket to the Great Beyond, I will be the proprietor & Chief Cook & Bottlewasher of the Restaurant at the End of the Universe🌌.  :icon_sunny:

(https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/04e27121895853.563093f897cdd.jpg)
Title: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/21/2018
Post by: RE on March 21, 2018, 01:36:15 AM
Fancy Breakfast this morning.  :icon_sunny:

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Lobster🦀 Eggs🍳 Benedict
(http://hauteliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/The-Bristol-487x502.jpg)
Title: 🥟 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/21/2018
Post by: RE on March 21, 2018, 01:00:17 PM
It's Appetizer🥟4Lunch Week here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Today we are going Chinese for our Appetizers.  Normally I would have used my two standard appetizers for a Chinese Lunch, 2 Egg Rolls and a small order of Spare Ribs🍖.  However, I recall having used both Egg Rolls🌯 and Spare Ribs🍖 in prior Specials and I try not to repeat recipes.  So today we go for two more very popular Chinese appetizers.  For the Dim Sum🥟, I like Chinese Hot Mustard as my Dipping Sauce.  General Tso's Chicken🐔 doesn't need dipping sauce, it's already drenched in a Sweet and Spicy sauce.

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Dim Sum🥟 Sampler & General Tso's Chicken🐔
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/everystockphoto/fspid31/43/99/03/3/everystockphoto-4399033-o.jpg)

(http://teaspoonofgoodness.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/generals-vertical-final.jpg)
Title: 🌭 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/21/2018
Post by: RE on March 21, 2018, 07:31:52 PM
Going Kraut for Dinner tonight! Kraut Beer to wash it down with.  8.2% of Gonzo Beer!!! :icon_sunny:

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Bratwurst & Sauerkraut & German Beer
(https://thelittlegsp.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/039-bratwurst-und-sauerkraut.jpg)

Schneider Weisse Tap 6, 8.2%: £4.20 per 500ml, Beer Gonzo
(https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_medium/public/thumbnails/image/2016/09/12/15/schneiderweiss_tap6.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/22/2018
Post by: RE on March 22, 2018, 06:47:14 AM
This probably could qualify as another Egg🍳 Preparation other than the basic ones listed in the Poll at the top of the page.  However, like Quiches, Souffles are generally prepared with other ingredients like cheese, various meats and veggies.  Nobody makes a plain Egg🍳 Souffle, it's way too much work.  It's also not EZ to get just right, I've made them on a few occasions.  Audrey Hepburn had problems with making this dish too, so I'm not alone there. lol

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http://www.youtube.com/v/t6mzUs8TEDo

Garlic, Chive & Cheese Souffle
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Title: 🦐 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/22/2018
Post by: RE on March 22, 2018, 08:34:26 AM
It's Appetizer🥟4Lunch Week here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Heading down to Oz for today's Appetizers🥟4Lunch, ripped off by the Diner from the Outback chain of restaurants, which really doesn't come from Oz at all, it's an Amerikan corporation.  However, it has an Aussie theme to it and their appetizers are quite good, depending on the franchise you go to of course, some are better than others.  Quality has also deteriorated over the years across the chain as well.  :(

The Bloomin' Onions are a great variation on Onion Rings.  :icon_sunny:

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Bloomin' Onions(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/crying-onion-14806619.jpg) & Shrimp🦐 on Barbie
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(https://lifeloveandgoodfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Shrimp3_900.jpg)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/22/2018
Post by: RE on March 22, 2018, 02:50:23 PM
We've been talking Pigs🐖 all day here on the Diner, so I thought it would be a good day to put Porky🐷 the Pig under the knife and make a SNAP Card Gourmet  meal out of him.  :icon_sunny: ...and That's All, Folks"

http://www.youtube.com/v/gBzJGckMYO4

We'll do him up right & fancy for tonight's Diner Dinner Special and follow it up with a Wake in his honor.

Pork🐖 Chops and Squash🥒 with Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette
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http://www.youtube.com/v/EVEwpYt0EwE
Title: 🥞 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/23/2018
Post by: RE on March 23, 2018, 12:39:04 AM
A little Breakfast Indulgence is occasionally in order... ;D

RE

Chocolate Chip Pancakes🥞
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Title: 🍗 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/23/2018
Post by: RE on March 23, 2018, 12:03:02 PM
It's Appetizer🥟4Lunch Week here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Back to the Diner Bar Appetizer Menu for Lunch today, with two of our most popular offerings, Loaded Potato🥔 Skins and Ganja Infused Buffalo Wings🍗.  Yes, that's right, not only will these Wings set your mouth on fire, they'll light up your brain also!  :icon_mrgreen:

This is Lunch for 2-4 people.  If you eat the whole meal yourself, you are a PIG!🐷

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Cannabis Infused Buffalo Wings🍗 & Loaded Potato🥔 Skins
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(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9RA5k5BPzK8/TyhUKgH9GFI/AAAAAAAAA_c/WU4iXY25naE/s1600/potatoskins2.JPG)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/23/2018
Post by: RE on March 23, 2018, 03:45:57 PM
It's Friday Fish🐟 for the Dinner Special!  :icon_sunny:

For this one, we're traveling back down to Indonesia.  The type of fish🐟 used for these dishes varies, depends what they actually fish🐟 up.  In presentation, they often leave the heads on the fish🐟 and just scale it and gut it.  I like that, it reminds me of the Whitefish Smoked Chubs I used to pick up at the Jewish Delis in NYC.

(http://nonabrooklyn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_8565f.jpg)
They were NOT $39.98/lb back when I bought them in the 70s-90s!  :o

You got the whole fish on your plate and then just peeled back the skin to pull off chunks of the meat with your fingers.  Also reminds you that you are actually eating a dead fish.  Very oily but also DELICIOUS!😋 This preparation from the Indonesians does have the heads cut off though and it's just the fillets in a spicy sauce which looks like a curry to me.

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Indonesian Spicy Fish (Ikan Pedas)
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Title: 🥐 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/23/2018
Post by: RE on March 24, 2018, 01:19:06 AM
These are the REAL "Hot Pockets".   :icon_sunny: A Diner Exclusive.  Great for the morning commute in your Tesla EV or for a sit-down meal if you have time in your bizzy Industrial Culture Rat Race Job.

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Breakfast Struddle🥐
(https://www.bjtonline.com/sites/bjtonline.com/files/styles/bjt30_article_large/public/uploads/2013/06/BreakfastStreudel.jpg?itok=wq25zb7-&timestamp=1482293281)
Title: 🍱 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/24/2018
Post by: RE on March 24, 2018, 12:55:16 PM
Finishing off Appetizer🥟4Lunch Week here at the Diner with the CHAMPIONS of Appetizers🥟, the Japanese!  :icon_sunny:

In fact, practically anything you order in a Nip restaurant is an appetizer🥟 or comes in an appetizer🥟 size portion.  Shrimp Tempura, Sashimi, Chicken Teriyaki, you name it!  A lunch size "Bento Box"🍱 is really a collection of 4-6 different Japanese Appetizers🥟, or "Jap Apps"🥟 for short. lol.  About the only regular meal I ever had in a Nip restaurant that doesn't come in an appetizer size is Sukiyaki, a kind of Japanese stew.

I'll break the rules here to finish off the week and offer up a few different Bento Boxes🍱 you can choose from to finish off this week's Lunch Specials.  You can figure out what is in them.  ::)

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Bento Boxes 🍱 #2
(https://chicago.seriouseats.com/images/2014/01/20140120-280582-best-bento-boxes-in-chicago-primary-1500x1125.jpg)

Bento Boxes 🍱 #3
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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/24/2018
Post by: RE on March 24, 2018, 08:48:44 PM
It's Saturday STEAK🥩 Special here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

For me, a STEAK🥩 meal is not really complete without MUSHROOMS🍄 to go with it.  Endless variations here on cuts of beef🥩 as well as mushroom types and sauces, so I can never run out of these recipes and preparations.  :icon_sunny:

For today, our cut is T-Bone🥩, grilled nicely with the Mushrooms🍄 & Sauce added on after the grilling is finished.  Don't be cheap on the Shrooms🍄.  You should have enough to have a shroom🍄 with every bite of beef🥩.

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Grilled T-Bone Steaks🥩 with Thyme Mushrooms🍄
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Title: 🥞 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 3/25/2018
Post by: RE on March 25, 2018, 07:14:39 AM
With all the talk yesterday about Maple Syrup, I decided to head over to the Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast table to load up

(https://damhyul3s75yv.cloudfront.net/photos/7024/original_Buffet_at_Bellagio-Breakfast_Brunch_Review-Pancakes_French_Toast_Waffles.jpg)

Then I went over to the Syrup Bar with my Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes🥞 & Cornmeal Bacon Waffles and smothered them with Canadian Maple Syrup & Alaskan Birch Syrup for a great start on another Day of Doom.  :icon_sunny:

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(https://23991-presscdn-pagely.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/cornmeal-bacon-waffles-thyme-syrup.jpg)

(http://thedashdiet.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Blueberry-Pancakes-610x300.jpg)
Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/25/2018
Post by: RE on March 25, 2018, 05:50:19 PM
Your simple, basic, home prepared Italian Dinner is on Special tonight, Spaghetti & Meatballs.🍝

Meatballs were one of my earliest recipes.  My mom didn't do anything with the chop meat other than ball it up, brown it with some onions and then pour Ragu over it to simmer for a while.  I decided to do them a bit more like meat loaf and smushed in eggs and Progresso Italian Seasoned bread crumbs in,  smushing thoroughly until all the gooey egg was absorbed by the meat and breadcrumbs.  You don't want to use too much egg or breadcrumbs here to get it just right.  Then you ball up the mixture, brown and simmer.  I also added extra veggies to the sauce beside the onion, green peppers and mushrooms.

The meatballs below look similar to the ones I produce.  We'll add some Antipasto🥗 to serve as a counterpoint to the Pasta.

RE

Antipasto🥗
(http://assets.kraftfoods.com/recipe_images/opendeploy/51146_640x428.jpg)

Spaghetti & Meatballs🍝
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/26/2018
Post by: RE on March 26, 2018, 02:06:59 AM
Here's an Omelete🍳 I bet you never had.  I haven't (and probably never will :( ).

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Soufflé omelet🍳 with Robiola and sautéed ramps
(http://foodandstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IMG_3723-Souffl%C3%A9-omelet-with-Robiola-and-saut%C3%A9ed-ramps-750.jpg)
Title: 🦐 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/26/2018
Post by: RE on March 26, 2018, 09:00:37 AM
Going Chinese for the Lunch Special today.

Like Chow Mein and Fried Rice, Lo Mein is a Chinese staple and comes in cheap, although you do drive up the price some when you throw in more expensive add-in ingredients.  It also can vary from bland to very spicy.  This one looks medium.

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Shrimp🦐 & Broccoli🥦 Lo Mein
(https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/17/23/1496940046-shrimp-veggie-lo-mein-2sm.jpg)
Title: Re: 🦐 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/26/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 26, 2018, 09:13:57 AM
Going Chinese for the Lunch Special today.

Like Chow Mein and Fried Rice, Lo Mein is a Chinese staple and comes in cheap, although you do drive up the price some when you throw in more expensive add-in ingredients.  It also can vary from bland to very spicy.  This one looks medium.

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Shrimp🦐 & Broccoli🥦 Lo Mein
(https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/17/23/1496940046-shrimp-veggie-lo-mein-2sm.jpg)

Good stuff. Have been on a lo mein kick lately. Have ordered it from our favorite Chinese takeout place. Yet another thing we'll miss when TSHTF.

You ought to order up a hearty Vietnamese Pho soup for dinner. Also good stuff.
Title: Re: 🦐 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/26/2018
Post by: RE on March 26, 2018, 10:58:25 AM
Going Chinese for the Lunch Special today.

Like Chow Mein and Fried Rice, Lo Mein is a Chinese staple and comes in cheap, although you do drive up the price some when you throw in more expensive add-in ingredients.  It also can vary from bland to very spicy.  This one looks medium.

RE

Shrimp🦐 & Broccoli🥦 Lo Mein
(https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/17/23/1496940046-shrimp-veggie-lo-mein-2sm.jpg)

Good stuff. Have been on a lo mein kick lately. Have ordered it from our favorite Chinese takeout place. Yet another thing we'll miss when TSHTF.

You ought to order up a hearty Vietnamese Pho soup for dinner. Also good stuff.

Dinner Specials for this week already planned.  Theme 4 this week is "Stuffed4Dinner".  ;D

We'll go with Pho soup for a Dinner next week.

RE
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/26/2018
Post by: RE on March 26, 2018, 04:58:25 PM
It's Stuffed4Dinner Week on Special here at the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

All our Meat🥩, Fish🐟 & Poultry🐔 dishes this week will be stuffed with other goodies to enhance the taste and presentation in this week's Specials.

For our first offering, Steak🥩 Roulades, which in this case is made with flank steak🥩, one of your more reasonably priced cuts but not good for the BBQ and a bit tough if you saute it.  Rolling it up, you can slow roast and the flavors from the stuffing infuse the meat.   It's EZ to do and makes a great presentation, your dinner guests will be impressed.  It's a top seller here at the Diner due to its reasonable price.

You can pick your favorite ingredients for the stuffing, this one has 3 cheeses, pesto sauce and garlic.

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Flank Steak🥩 Roulade
(https://dontburnthegarlic.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/dsc_0257-2.jpg)
Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/26/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 26, 2018, 05:47:16 PM
It's Stuffed4Dinner Week on Special here at the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

You can pick your favorite ingredients for the stuffing, this one has 3 cheeses, pesto sauce and garlic.

RE

Flank Steak🥩 Roulade
(https://dontburnthegarlic.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/dsc_0257-2.jpg)

My mother used to make brascioli, which is a Italian flank steak based roll up as well, with garlic, onion, parsley. Much like the roulade with a rich tomato sauce.

This is going to be a good week.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 26, 2018, 05:52:07 PM
I like crab stuffed anything. LOL.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 26, 2018, 06:00:49 PM
I like crab stuffed anything. LOL.

No worries.  Crab featured in the stuffing of a couple of the planned Specials.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🥝 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/27/2018
Post by: RE on March 27, 2018, 01:29:32 AM
We're heading down to my old hunting grounds of Rio de Janeiro Brazil for this morning's Breakfast Special.  :icon_sunny:

Nothing particularly special about a Brazilian Breakfast, other than as you might expect you get more Fruit🥝 than you do in a typical Western breakfast unless you are a Vegan or on a Diet.

However, if you are a rich fuck Amerikan or Brit or Kraut tourista or ex-pat, with your breakfast you get some fabulous views from the porch of your Mansion in a gated community or a resort hotel.

The view here is of Sugar Loaf, and you get to the top by Cable Car.  I rode that one a few times.  No fucking way you could get me on that contraption today.  ::)

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Brazilian Breakfast overlooking Sugar Loaf
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Title: 🌭 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/27/2018
Post by: RE on March 27, 2018, 09:12:45 AM
If you have ever walked around the streets of NY Shity, you'll recognize this.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kGLFvAnZ67U/UAF-U9Dl-5I/AAAAAAAAApw/Z3a74c_iD_k/s1600/HOTDOGS.jpg)

It's a Sabrett Hot Dog🌭 street vendor pushcart,  the most common street food vendor type by far in the Big Apple.  Somehow back in the mists of time Sabrett got a near monopoly on this bizness in NYC, no idea how that happened. ???  :icon_scratch: I have never seen Sabrett pushcarts in any other city.

A Sabrett Hot Dog🌭 stand has besides the Ketchup and Mustard 3 additional toppings you can add to your dog🌭.  Sauerkraut, Pickle Relish and Red Onions.  I would go usually with the Kraut or the Onions, sometimes both.  Never the relish, I don't like sweet pickle relish.  They also offer Chili Dogs🌭, but that costs extra.  The first 3 come for free.  :icon_sunny: Here's a nicely topped Sabrett:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U--_I2fYr7A/UAGl4e31NEI/AAAAAAAAAqQ/Dn9p9J5wGiU/s1600/Hotdog+Onion+Sauce2.JPG)

Here at the Diner, we also offer Hot Dogs🌭 for Lunch, and they are very popular due to their Low, Low Price Every Day.  ;D  We also offer many more toppings than the Sabrett people do, and our Hot Dogs🌭 are made from a blend of organically raised Mangalitsa Pork🐖 and grass fed Bison🐄. Not Kosher though.

Here are just a few of our toppings to start off with on Special today.  More will be coming in the future.  :icon_sunny:

Diner Topped Hot Dogs🌭 #1
(https://www.howsweeteats.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/hotdogs-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 27, 2018, 10:20:59 AM
Austin went through a bit of a hot dog renaissance in the early 2000's, but for whatever reason the tide has gone back out, and there are only a few vendors left. Street tacos have taken over as the fast food of choice among the non-Mickey D crowd.

My problem with dogs is the choice, which for me would be between a traditional Chicago style hotdog, and a chill-cheese dog with onions. I used to be able to scarf down a few of each, but now one of each is stretching my limit. Poppy seed bun preferred.

Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 27, 2018, 10:39:49 AM
Austin went through a bit of a hot dog renaissance in the early 2000's, but for whatever reason the tide has gone back out, and there are only a few vendors left. Street tacos have taken over as the fast food of choice among the non-Mickey D crowd.

My problem with dogs is the choice, which for me would be between a traditional Chicago style hotdog, and a chill-cheese dog with onions. I used to be able to scarf down a few of each, but now one of each is stretching my limit. Poppy seed bun preferred.

In NY in my later years, we got a lot more Greeks selling Gyros and Shish Kebabs, and I would buy more of them than Hot Dogs.  No idea what they are selling on the street these days though.  Up here there are no pushcart food vendors even in Anchorage.  There are some food trucks though.  There's an Indian one I see around sometimes.

Far as Hot Dogs go, I like the Chili Dogs myself, but found them too messy to eat on the street.  I would buy them for sit down meals at Nathan's though where I could use a fork and knife.  I'm not talking the chain Nathan's here, I'm talking the Original Nathan's in Coney Island.

(https://blankslatepages.s3.amazonaws.com/54dcd66ce5c38-Jeff-Liao-Coney-Island-Nathans-Famous.jpg)

Man, that memory takes me back. :'(

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Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/27/2018
Post by: RE on March 27, 2018, 04:56:38 PM
As you might expect, this is a very popular preparation in my neighborhood, since both the main ingredients are locally sourced.  Many of the better restaurants and lodges serve some variation of it, of which there are many.  Sometimes it comes as a pinwheel, sometimes as a center stuffed roll and sometimes like below with the fillet slit down the middle and then stuffed.

Besides getting it in restaurants here, you can also pick up pre-stuffed fillets at the premium Meat & Fish counter at Fred Meyer & Carr's.  In this case all you have to do is Take & Bake, like a Pizza.  :icon_sunny:  Of course, it costs more than a Pizza though. ::)

Crab🦀 & Cream Cheese Stuffed Salmon🐟
(https://www.askchefdennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Stuffed-Salmon-2.jpg)
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/28/2018
Post by: RE on March 28, 2018, 12:41:17 AM
Surly mentioned last week Vietnamese Pho Soup as a potential Diner Special candidate for Dinner, however I already had planned the Stuffed4Dinner week so could not fit this in this week for dinner myself.  Reminder though, other Diner Chefs are free to add additional specials from their own menus for any meal.

Turns out though, the Boys in the Black Pajamas don't just eat Pho Soup for Dinner, but for Breakfast too!  :icon_sunny:  Also probably Lunch.  So this morning we will go Vietcong for Breakfast!  ;D  You can imagine yourself in a tunnel somewhere outside of Hanoi eating breakfast before the Tet Offensive circa 1968.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet_Offensive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet_Offensive)
Quote
The Tet Offensive (Vietnamese: Sự kiện Tết Mậu Thân 1968), or officially called The General Offensive and Uprising of Tet Mau Than 1968 (Vietnamese: Tổng Tiến công và Nổi dậy Tết Mậu Thân 1968) by North Vietnam and the NLF, was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched on January 30, 1968, by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam against the forces of the South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam, the United States Armed Forces, and their allies. It was a campaign of surprise attacks against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam.[12] The name of the offensive comes from the Tết holiday, the Vietnamese New Year, when the first major attacks took place.[13]

The North Vietnamese launched a wave of attacks in the late night hours of 30 January in the I and II Corps Tactical Zones of South Vietnam. This early attack did not lead to widespread defensive measures. When the main North Vietnamese operation began the next morning, the offensive was countrywide and well coordinated; eventually more than 80,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops struck more than 100 towns and cities, including 36 of 44 provincial capitals, five of the six autonomous cities, 72 of 245 district towns, and the southern capital.[14] The offensive was the largest military operation conducted by either side up to that point in the war.

Though initial attacks stunned both the US and South Vietnamese armies, causing them to temporarily lose control of several cities, they quickly regrouped, beat back the attacks, and inflicted heavy casualties on North Vietnamese forces. During the Battle of Huế, intense fighting lasted for a month, resulting in the destruction of the city. During their occupation, the North Vietnamese executed thousands of people in the Massacre at Huế. Around the US combat base at Khe Sanh, fighting continued for two more months. Although the offensive was a military defeat for North Vietnam, it had a profound effect on the US government and shocked the US public, which had been led to believe by its political and military leaders that the North Vietnamese were being defeated and incapable of launching such an ambitious military operation; American public support for the war soon declined and the U.S. sought negotiations to end the war.

The term "Tet offensive" usually refers to the January–February 1968 offensive, but it can also include the so-called "Mini-Tet" offensives that took place in May and August, or the 21 weeks of unusually intense combat which followed the initial attacks in January.

Lots of variations here as usual, so further Pho Soups in the future for Diner Specials.

RE

Vietnamese Pho Soup🥣
(http://thetaleoftwotings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/P1200880.jpg)

Title: Re: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/28/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 28, 2018, 01:39:11 AM
Surly mentioned last week Vietnamese Pho Soup as a potential Diner Special candidate for Dinner, however I already had planned the Stuffed4Dinner week so could not fit this in this week for dinner myself.  Reminder though, other Diner Chefs are free to add additional specials from their own menus for any meal.

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Lots of variations here as usual, so further Pho Soups in the future for Diner Specials.


Vietnamese Pho Soup🥣
(http://thetaleoftwotings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/P1200880.jpg)

This is well done.

Have never had Pho served with fruit as pictured. Looks delightful.

What is surprising about Pho is how filling it is. Remarkable!
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/28/2018
Post by: RE on March 28, 2018, 08:04:43 PM
Missed Lunch today due to the Cardiologist appt and also feeling exceptionally awful earlier in the day and spending most of it in bed or on the toilet.  Probably do a Midnight Munchy tonight to make up for it, unless the nausea  returns in force.  ::)  I wasn't even sure I could make it over to the hospital for the appt.

Tonight we head for the Pork🐖 counter with the traditionally stuffed cut of Porky the Pig🐖,

Savory Stuffed Butterfly Pork🐖 Chops
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/29/2018
Post by: RE on March 29, 2018, 01:52:14 AM
No Midnite Munchy tonight.  Diners will be awakening soon and I had to prepare the morning Breakfast for the Early Risers.  A Chef's work is never done.

On Special today, one of our Fancier breakfasts and very popular with the Rich Fucks.  We charge through the nose for this one usually and it helps cover the Diner overhead, but once or twice a year we offer it up on Special so J6P can try it out also.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Quails Egg, Digby Scallops, Pearl Onions, Abalone Mushrooms, Kalamatta Olives
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6126/6030650798_5b5e085658_b.jpg)
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/29/2018
Post by: RE on March 29, 2018, 09:57:40 AM
Missed Lunch yesterday, so the planned lunch for the day was pushed forward to today.  :icon_sunny:

Discussion of various forms of Street Food after the Hot Dog🌭 Special got me thinking about the Greeks who took over the street food market in the late 70's- early 80's in NY Shity.  They operated many of the Sabrett🌭 Pushcarts, but pretty soon independent pushcarts serving just Souvlakis and Shish Kebabs🥩 began to appear as well.

At the time as I recall on the financial level, a Sabrett Hot Dog🌭 went for $1 (no Chili), while a Greek Shish Kebab🥩 went for $2.  However, the premium price was WORTH it!   The Kebabs were nicely spiced and ALL BEEF!🥩  You ate them straight off the Kebab🥩 Stick, and there were no veggies in there, just the BEEF!  You could also get them inside a Pita smothered in Tahini sauce which was REALLY good.  That is how Amir's served them up.

Anyhow, at the beginning these pushcarts were pretty rudimentary, sometimes even DIY jobs.  Over the years though the pushcarts morphed into Trailers and Food Trucks.

(http://www.joinsports.gr/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/22d696b09b837ba9f305d1194f1e63b3.jpg)

A typical Shish Kabob🥩 from a Greek Street Vendor in the 80s looked like this:

(https://migrationology.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/souvalaki.jpg)

Here at the Diner, we Jazz Up our Kebabs🥩 with a variety of Veggies and Different Meats🥩 according to your taste and preference, as well as the ALL MEAT🥩 versions.  Some of our other Shish Kebabs🥩 will be featured in future Specials  This comes from my early culinary training after returning from Brazil also.  Kebabs🥩 were time consuming to prepare, but always a favorite of my own and my friends and family.  On my small Cast Iron Charcoal Hibachi(https://www.freeclipartnow.com/d/10312-1/hibachi-grill.jpg) I could fit around 6 of them, which was usually enough.  Here at the Diner, we can fit many more on our large grill surface specially designed for Shish Kebab🥩.

Shish Kebab🥩
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Title: 🦃 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/29/2018
Post by: RE on March 29, 2018, 06:02:51 PM
Can't go through Stuffed4Dinner Specials Week here at the Diner without some Fowl🦃4Diner.  Birds of any kind, Turkeys, Chickens, Ducks, Pheasants, Pidgeons you name it are Born2BStuffed! lol.  You have that nice big cavity where you emptied out the guts to stuff it with before you cook it up!  You can use various organs from the guts to enhance your stuffing with too, the Liver and Heart particularly good IMHO chopped up finely.

However, a Turkey🦃 is generally WAY too big a dinner for even just a family of 4, and a Chicken is way too big for a normal person and not a PIG🐷 to eat at one sitting himself also without having leftovers to refrigerate and then eat again for the next 2 days.  Definitely not a good preparation method for the single Homeless person who has not yet formed up a Tribe of Compadres to share meals with.

However, there IS a commercially available bird that is the right size for one person, the Cornish Game Hen!  :icon_sunny: Usually they come 2 to a package frozen, which you can easily have one and then the other a couple of days later kept in your cooler.  At restaurants, they often will serve you 2 on your plate, which is kind of piggish IMHO.  If I had a Doomstead, this is the kind of bird I would raise.  I imagine the eggs are pretty small and I have never had one, but instead of having just 2 for breakfast you could have 4 of them.

My Homeless Preparation for such a bird would be to drop it in a cast iron roasting pan over a trash can fire with fingerling potatoes, baby carrots and pearl onions, stuffed with leftover stale bread, veggies, walnuts, raisins, apples and a chopped up breakfast sausage.  Can't find that recipe in pictures, but this one looks pretty good.

Stuffed Cornish Hens with Rosemary and Lemon
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Title: 🍞 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/30/2018
Post by: RE on March 30, 2018, 01:15:57 AM
Today's Breakfast is French Toast🍞, which many people like as an alternative to both Pancakes🥞 and Eggs🍳 for the morning meal.  It's not a favorite of mine, because when I was a kid I had a meal of French Toast and spent a few hours afterward puking my guts up🤮.  No idea if it was a contaminated batch of French Toast or I was otherwise just sick with some stomach virus, but either way I never ordered French Toast🍞 again for breakfast EVAH!

My own personal experience with this food type aside though, many people do like it so we have it here on the Diner Menu for them to enjoy!  :icon_sunny:

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French Toast🍞
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Title: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/30/2018
Post by: RE on March 30, 2018, 11:15:54 AM
We're eating light for lunch today for the Special in preparation for a major Stuffed4Dinner meal.  ;D

On the table today for the Lunch Special is the Diner version of a Seafood Salad or Crab🦀 Salad.  Here is the normal Seafood Salad you get when you buy one at the Food Superstore:

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Looks like scrumptious Crab in there, doesn't it?  It's not really, it's an industrially produced fish product called Surimi.  Here's what you did not want to know about Surimi:

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Surimi
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Neuroticfish album, see Surimi (album).
A tub of uncured fish surimi ready for processing
Crab sticks – imitation crab meat made from surimi

Surimi (Japanese: 擂り身 / すり身, "ground meat") refers to a paste made from fish or other meat. It can also refer to a number of Asian foods that use surimi as their primary ingredients. It is available in many shapes, forms, and textures, and often used to mimic the texture and color of the meat of lobster, crab, and other shellfish.

The most common surimi product in the Western market is imitation crab meat. Such a product often is sold as krab, imitation crab and mock crab in the United States, and as seafood sticks, crab sticks, fish sticks, seafood highlighter or seafood extender in Commonwealth nations. In Britain the product is sometimes known as Seafood sticks, to avoid breaching trading standards rules on false advertising.

Contents

    1 History
    2 Production
        2.1 Fish surimi
        2.2 Meat surimi
    3 Uses and products
    4 Chemistry of surimi curing
    5 List of surimi foods
    6 See also
    7 References
    8 Further reading
    9 External links

History

The process for making surimi was developed in many areas of East Asia over several centuries though the exact history and origins of this product are unclear. In China, the food was used to make fish balls (魚蛋/魚丸) and ingredients in a thick soup known as "Geng" (羹) common in Fujian cuisine. In Japan, it is used in the making of numerous kamaboko, fish sausage, or cured surimi products.

The industrialized surimi-making process was refined in 1969 by Nishitani Yōsuke of Japan's Hokkaidō Fisheries Experiment Institute to process the increased catch of fish, to revitalize Japan's fish industry, and to make use of what used to be considered "fodder fish".[citation needed] Surimi industrial technology developed by Japan in the early 1960s promoted the growth of the surimi industry. The successful growth of the industry was based on the Alaska pollock (or walleye pollock). Subsequently, production of Alaska pollock surimi declined and was supplemented by surimi production using other species.

Two to three million tons of fish from around the world, amounting to 2–3 percent of the world fisheries' supply, are used for the production of surimi and surimi-based products. The United States and Japan are major producers of surimi and surimi-based products. Thailand has become an important producer. China’s role as producer is increasing. Many newcomers to the surimi industry have emerged, including Lithuania, Vietnam, Chile, the Faroe Islands, France, and Malaysia.[1]
Production
Sugiyo Crab stick "Kaori-bako"

Lean meat from fish or land animals is first separated or minced. The meat then is rinsed numerous times to eliminate undesirable odors. The result is beaten and pulverized to form a gelatinous paste. Depending on the desired texture and flavor of the surimi product, the gelatinous paste is mixed with differing proportions of additives such as starch, egg white, salt, vegetable oil, humectants, sorbitol, sugar, soy protein, seasonings, and enhancers such as transglutaminases and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

If the surimi is to be packed and frozen, food-grade cryoprotectants are added as preservatives while the meat paste is being mixed.[2][3] Under most circumstances, surimi is processed immediately into a formed and cured product.
Fish surimi

Typically the resulting paste, depending on the type of fish and whether it was rinsed in the production process, is tasteless and must be flavored artificially. According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database, fish surimi contains about 76% water, 15% protein, 6.85% carbohydrate, and 0.9% fat.[4]

In North America and Europe, surimi also alludes to fish-based products manufactured using this process. A generic term for fish-based surimi in Japanese is "fish-puréed products" (魚肉練り製品 gyoniku neri seihin).

The fish used to make surimi include:

    Alaska pollock (Theragra chalcogramma)
    Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
    Big-head pennah croaker (Pennahia macrocephalus[5])
    Bigeyes (Priacanthus arenatus[6])
    Golden threadfin bream (Nemipterus virgatus)
    Milkfish (Chanos chanos)
    Pacific whiting (Merluccius productus)
    Various shark species
    Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
    Tilapia
        Oreochromis mossambicus
        Oreochromis niloticus niloticus
    Black bass
        Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
        Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
        Florida black bass (Micropterus floridanus)

At the Diner, all our Crab🦀 Salads are made using REAL Alaskan King Crab🦀!  No Fake Industrial Crab🦀 here!

Crab🦀 Salad
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Title: Re: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/30/2018
Post by: Surly1 on March 30, 2018, 03:18:11 PM
We're eating light for lunch today for the Special in preparation for a major Stuffed4Dinner meal.  ;D

Looks like scrumptious Crab in there, doesn't it?  It's not really, it's an industrially produced fish product called Surimi.  Here's what you did not want to know about Surimi:

At the Diner, all our Crab🦀 Salads are made using REAL Alaskan King Crab🦀!  No Fake Industrial Crab🦀 here!

Crab🦀 Salad
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Any time I see that stuff in evidence, I'll give it a pass. Eeesh. Now that I know what's in it...
Title: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/30/2018
Post by: RE on March 30, 2018, 05:43:53 PM
It's Friday Fish🐟 night here at the Diner, AND it's Stuffed4Dinner Week also.  :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: You know what that means of course. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE CHOICE!

http://www.youtube.com/v/_J3VeogFUOs

Alaskan King Crab🦀 Stuffed Maine Lobster!(http://images.clipartpanda.com/lobster-clip-art-lobster-clip-art-2.png)

Like the Cavity left in Fowl🦃 after you gut it, the thoracic cavity of a lobster(http://images.clipartpanda.com/lobster-clip-art-lobster-clip-art-2.png) has about nothing worthwhile in it for consumption by Homo Sap.  Once you empty it out, it provides a great little baking dish for your stuffing, whatever you choose for this, and there are as usual about infinite recipes.  My own incorporates Shrimp🦐 & Scallops as well as Crab🦀.  Baking Lobster(http://images.clipartpanda.com/lobster-clip-art-lobster-clip-art-2.png) is a more difficult preparation of course than the usual Steaming or Boiling, your Temperature needs to be just right and this depends on the size of the lobster.  We offered this occasionally on the menu at Capsuto Freres.  Very pricy, around $100 in 1980s dollars as I recall.  My job was generally to gut the lobsters, I didn't make the stuffing but I know how to do it.

Alaskan King Crab🦀 Stuffed Maine Lobster(http://images.clipartpanda.com/lobster-clip-art-lobster-clip-art-2.png)
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Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/31/2018
Post by: RE on March 31, 2018, 04:00:31 AM
For the Breakfast Special this morning, you can Eat Like an Egyptian! (https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTNWNt08f5Ypv2a4Q8cgA_Pz2Fdy8XBqZ7pY9j2ooQBi1WylFjPUg)  :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Cv6tuzHUuuk

http://www.youtube.com/v/FYbavuReVF4

These are various versions of "Faul", pronounced "Foul" and made with a base of Fava Beans.  Served with Human Liver and Chianti if you like, we nail a few Zombies every night trying to invade the Diner.

Egyptian Breakfast Faul
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on March 31, 2018, 06:38:23 AM
Last night we had the local roti.  I had the chicken. It's literally a chicken curry burrito, although roti is more correctly just the actual bread  part. (It's a fuckin' tortilla, gimme a break.)

I was curious as to how an Indian dish became a Caribbean staple. Slavery, of course!

Caribbean
Roti is eaten widely across the Caribbean, especially in countries with large Indo-Caribbean populations such as Trinidad and Tobago,[15] Guyana, Suriname and Jamaica.[16][17] Originally brought to the islands by indentured laborers from the Indian subcontinent, roti has become a popular staple in the culturally rich cuisines of Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Guyana, and Jamaica. In the Caribbean, roti is commonly eaten as an accompaniment to various curries and stews. The traditional way of eating roti is to break the roti by hand, using it to sop up sauce and pieces of meat from the curry. However, in the Caribbean, the term roti may refer to both the flat-bread (roti) itself as well as the more popular street food item, in which the roti is folded around a savory filling in the form of a wrap.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roti#Caribbean
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on March 31, 2018, 11:46:53 AM
Last night we had the local roti.  I had the chicken. It's literally a chicken curry burrito, although roti is more correctly just the actual bread  part. (It's a fuckin' tortilla, gimme a break.)

I was curious as to how an Indian dish became a Caribbean staple. Slavery, of course!

Caribbean
Roti is eaten widely across the Caribbean, especially in countries with large Indo-Caribbean populations such as Trinidad and Tobago,[15] Guyana, Suriname and Jamaica.[16][17] Originally brought to the islands by indentured laborers from the Indian subcontinent, roti has become a popular staple in the culturally rich cuisines of Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Guyana, and Jamaica. In the Caribbean, roti is commonly eaten as an accompaniment to various curries and stews. The traditional way of eating roti is to break the roti by hand, using it to sop up sauce and pieces of meat from the curry. However, in the Caribbean, the term roti may refer to both the flat-bread (roti) itself as well as the more popular street food item, in which the roti is folded around a savory filling in the form of a wrap.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roti#Caribbean

Pics!  We need PICS!

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Title: 🌯 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/31/2018
Post by: RE on March 31, 2018, 12:15:03 PM
Since Eddie did not provide us with PICS from the VI, here is the Diner Version of Roti🌯.

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Roti🌯
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Title: 🐑 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 3/31/2018
Post by: RE on March 31, 2018, 03:17:22 PM
How do you separate the Greek🏛️ Men from the Lambs?

With a Crowbar!


OK, I modified that old joke a bit here for the Diner Menu thread.  However, if no Boys are available, a Baby Lamb🐑 is a good substitute.  :icon_mrgreen:

Seriously food wise though, when you talk Lamb🐑 Recipes, you gotta Go Greek🏛️ Style.  Greeks🏛️ are the champs with the lambs.

Also could not get through Stuffed4Dinner Specials week without one of the most often stuffed meat cuts, Boneless Leg of Lamb🐑.  They are great for stuffing since the bone removal process leaves a nice cavity to stuff with the ingredients of your choice.

Unlike Beef🐄 which I prefer still Mooing and near raw on the inside, Lamb🐑 IMHO should be cooked more to Medium, although not Well Done.  This preparation appears about right and the stuffing is real traditional Greek🏛️.  Many other good stuffings possible of course, to be Featured for Diner Specials in the future.

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Kale, Feta & Olive Stuffed Leg of Lamb🐑
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Title: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smörgåsbord Special: 4/1/2018
Post by: RE on April 01, 2018, 01:10:48 AM
The  Friday Fish Special of Crab Stuffed Lobster left me hankering for more, so today I loaded up at the Seafood Table at the Diner.  Do we have a great Seafood Buffet or what?  :icon_sunny:

I admit to being a little Piggish🐷 today.  ;D
 
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Seafood Sunday Brunch
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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/1/2018
Post by: RE on April 01, 2018, 12:51:43 PM
To finish Stuffed4Dinner Week here of Diner Specials, there also can be ONLY ONE choice, Lobster(http://images.clipartpanda.com/lobster-clip-art-lobster-clip-art-2.png) Stuffed Filet Mignon🥩!  :icon_sunny: Normally very pricey and served only to the Rich Fucks who drop in for Dinner after a flight up to Bar Harbor from Wall Street in their Private Jets, we periodically will offer it at a Discount Price to regular Diners who are on a tight budget.  You have to show us either your Tax Return or your Unemployment or SS Statement or SNAP Card to qualify for the low price.  We take SNAP Cards at the Diner.  We have a sliding scale on the price for this one, and discounts start once you are below the median income.  If you fall below the poverty level, your Dinner comes FREE  :icon_sunny: courtesy of the exorbitant prices we charge the Rich Fucks.  This is the Diner Way of Wealth Redistribution.  ;D

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 01, 2018, 01:50:13 PM
We went to a local place here last night, Cocomaya. Tapas place. Not bad.

We had two different kinds of sushi, bbq ribs, seafood lettuce wraps, some sliders and fries, followed by their chocolate plate and churros with homemade milk sorbet.

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http://cocomayarestaurant.com/ (http://cocomayarestaurant.com/)

Even though they're a beach place, they didn't get nailed too bad. Open air. A restaurant next door that was on a concrete pier was completely wiped off the face of the earth by the storm surge.

The palm trees in those photos are gone though.



Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/2/2018
Post by: RE on April 02, 2018, 03:07:28 AM
It's Fish4Breakfast Week here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

You don't normally find fish🐟 on the menu for breakfast at most FSoA Restaurants (no fish on the menu at IHOP  :( even in Alaska), but it is very popular globally as part of the breakfast meal.  We will feature some of the variations this week as Specials here at the Diner.

A particular favorite of mine is fresh Lake Trout🐟 thrown on the skillet right after you catch it, it's even better than Bacon with your Eggs!  :icon_sunny:  A little Butter, Lemon and Garlic, it's a meal fit for a King!

Grilled Trout🐟
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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/2//2018
Post by: RE on April 02, 2018, 09:51:22 AM
What to do with Leftover Roast Beef🥩? ???  :icon_scratch: Make a Melt out of it for Lunch!  :icon_sunny:

We almost always had leftover Roast Beef🥩 when we made that for Dinner back in My House in Flushing.  Usually Bottom Round cut, around 2 lbs, which for 3 people (me mom and sis) is quite a bit of meat to eat in one meal.  So there was usually 1/2-1 lb of leftover BEEF!

The main issue here though is slicing it thin enough to make a good sandwich if you don't have a professional electric powered rotary meat slicer that will cut really thin slices.  I never had one of those back then.  So meat slicing had to be done by hand with a nice long knife, but about as thin as I could get was 1/8" this way.  You want to slice this cut of meat thin so it's not too chewy.  If I still had an appetite, I would buy an electric meat slicer to make my own roast beef sandwiches (and Turkey, Chicken etc).

This Roast Beef🥩 Melt looks quite good.  I already have the George Foreman electric grill to do the melt for this!  :icon_sunny:

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Roast Beef🥩 Melt
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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/2/2018
Post by: RE on April 02, 2018, 05:40:21 PM
It's Monday Meat🥩 night on Special here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

For tonight's dish, we are going with Beef🥩 Stroganoff.  I learned  to make this dish from the mom of my 1st college girlfriend (not the Illuminati Spawn) who was the daughter of a Hungarian professor of Anthropology who name her Asnat.  He was divorced from mom, who was a pretty hot ticket herself although unfortunately the only things I learned from her were how to make Beef🥩 Stroganoff and Chicken🐔 Paprikash.  :(

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Beef🥩 Stroganoff
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Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/3/2018
Post by: RE on April 03, 2018, 02:19:29 AM
It's Fish🐟4Breakfast Week here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Heading down to Thailand for today's Fish🐟4Breakfast meal.  Some rice🍚 to go along with this is recommended.

Thai red fish curry🐟
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Title: 🍅 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/3/2018
Post by: RE on April 03, 2018, 11:14:26 AM
This was a favorite of mine as an alternative to a Tuna🐟 Sandwich when I wasn't in a bread kind of mood, which was fairly often.  I'm not a big fan of carbs in general, I've been mostly paleo all my life even before I knew what a paleo diet was.

Now you might think you are wasting a lot of good tomato🍅 from the inside when you make one of these, but you're not.  You take the guts of the tomato🍅 and blend it up with oil, balsamic vinegar, mayonnaise, sour cream, parmesan cheese etc to make a dressing which you drizzle over the tomato and a surrounding bed of the greens of your choice.

Same as with making a good Tuna🐟 Fish sandwich, the most important aspect is the consistency to which you blend up the Tuna🐟 with the Mayonnaise, and what ingredients you add to that mixture.  A little lemon juice is good to cut the fishiness🐟 and a little balsamic vinegar adds some sweet & tart flavor.  Black Pepper also perks it up.  The key though is not to add too much Mayo or too little.  Too much is too gooey and too little too chunky.  Also you need to mash up the Tuna well, don't be lazy about this.

A good accompaniment to a Tuna Stuffed Tomato🍅 is a bowl of a favorite soup🥣.  I usually had a Minestrone Soup🥣 from Progresso with this meal.

Tuna Stuffed Tomato🍅
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Minestrone Soup🥣
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Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/3/2018
Post by: RE on April 03, 2018, 05:19:04 PM
This dish could have fit last week's Stuffed4Dinner preparations, but I covered fowl🐔 with the Cornish Game Hens🐔, so it got left out.  We can still put it on Special this week though!  :icon_sunny:

Chicken🐔 Kiev
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Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/4/2018
Post by: RE on April 04, 2018, 01:50:09 AM
It's Fish🐟4Breakfast on Special this week here at the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

Today it's not exactly Fish🐟, but rather Fish🐟 Eggs!  AKA Salmon Roe, Red Caviar or Ikura in Japanese(https://d2gg9evh47fn9z.cloudfront.net/800px_COLOURBOX30570540.jpg).  Below pictured are Salmon Eggs with scrambled chicken eggs🍳.  This is pretty much the simplest breakfast preparation you can do with caviar, so I started off with this one.  More will come in the future.

It's not as expensive as you might think, because you don't need more than a Tablespoon to perk up your eggs.  A little more costly than Bacon, but not by that much.

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Title: Re: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/3/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 04, 2018, 02:08:17 AM
This dish could have fit last week's Stuffed4Dinner preparations, but I covered fowl🐔 with the Cornish Game Hens🐔, so it got left out.  We can still put it on Special this week though!  :icon_sunny:

Chicken🐔 Kiev
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A perennial favorite!

IMO,much better than fish for breakfast.
Title: Re: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/3/2018
Post by: RE on April 04, 2018, 02:20:53 AM
This dish could have fit last week's Stuffed4Dinner preparations, but I covered fowl🐔 with the Cornish Game Hens🐔, so it got left out.  We can still put it on Special this week though!  :icon_sunny:

Chicken🐔 Kiev
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A perennial favorite!

IMO,much better than fish for breakfast.

If you live in Alaska, fish is great with any meal!  As we like to say here, "FISH!  It's What's 4 Dinner!"  :icon_sunny:

I do admit I like beef, pork, chicken, lamb, veal...also though. Or at least I used to.  ::)

RE
Title: 🌭 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/4/2018
Post by: RE on April 04, 2018, 01:11:27 PM
Today's Lunch Special is another of our Gourmet Hot Dogs🌭, this one Asian inspired and put together by our Asian Chef, Won Long Dong.  :icon_mrgreen:  It comes in both the moderate 8" length pictured here as well as the Foot Long.

Gang Nam style Hot Dog🌭 with roasted pork belly, cucumber, nori, sesame seeds and chili sauce
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Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/4/2018
Post by: RE on April 04, 2018, 02:59:58 PM
For tonight's Special, it's Leftover Spaghetti🍝!  :icon_sunny:

We often have a lot of Leftover Spaghetti🍝 at the Diner due to the large number of meals we serve and the fact it gets ordered as a side dish with many meals, particularly the Itie inspired creations of Benito Mussolini, our Italian Chef.

There are great ways to make a meal out of Leftover Spaghetti🍝, my sister's was among the simplist which is just to take your spaghetti🍝 from last night you didn't finish and then just saute it up in butter to heat it up and poof another night of good eating and less food wastage!  This was before the era of Microwaves of course, today you just take the tupperware container with last night's spaghetti🍝 and toss it in the microwave for 2 minutes and it's also ready to eat.  The butter though does give it more flavor and a new texture (some of it comes out crispy depending how long you sautee) and is a different meal experience than the original spaghetti.

There are even more ways to redo leftover spaghetti🍝 to be featured in the future as Specials on at the Diner.  This keeps our prices down and profit margin up!  Keeping the Diner doors open in these days of collapsing retail is not EZ.

Leftover Spaghetti
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Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/4/2018
Post by: g on April 04, 2018, 05:30:11 PM
For tonight's Special, it's Leftover Spaghetti🍝!  :icon_sunny:

We often have a lot of Leftover Spaghetti🍝 at the Diner due to the large number of meals we serve and the fact it gets ordered as a side dish with many meals, particularly the Itie inspired creations of Benito Mussolini, our Italian Chef.

There are great ways to make a meal out of Leftover Spaghetti🍝, my sister's was among the simplist which is just to take your spaghetti🍝 from last night you didn't finish and then just saute it up in butter to heat it up and poof another night of good eating and less food wastage!  This was before the era of Microwaves of course, today you just take the tupperware container with last night's spaghetti🍝 and toss it in the microwave for 2 minutes and it's also ready to eat.  The butter though does give it more flavor and a new texture (some of it comes out crispy depending how long you sautee) and is a different meal experience than the original spaghetti.

There are even more ways to redo leftover spaghetti🍝 to be featured in the future as Specials on at the Diner.  This keeps our prices down and profit margin up!  Keeping the Diner doors open in these days of collapsing retail is not EZ.

Leftover Spaghetti
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Just back from the dreaded annual trek to The Tax Man, as much fun as getting a root canal.

Having the same for supper, with a slight difference mine are left over Rigatoni, put away the other night for this occasion.

Let famed Master Chef GO of the DD embellish this simple meal with few of his oh so creative tips.

Replace the butter with Ricotta Cheese AFTER reheating, a few good size tablespoons, add a dusting of ground black pepper, a sprinkling of Parmesan or Romano, and the master has turned a cafeteria dish into a majestic dining experience.

Don't forget the Chianti, a simple non Classico will do for enhancing a leftover.  ;D

                       
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Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/4/2018
Post by: RE on April 04, 2018, 08:04:37 PM
Just back from the dreaded annual trek to The Tax Man, as much fun as getting a root canal.

Having the same for supper, with a slight difference mine are left over Rigatoni, put away the other night for this occasion.

Let famed Master Chef GO of the DD embellish this simple meal with few of his oh so creative tips.

Replace the butter with Ricotta Cheese AFTER reheating, a few good size tablespoons, add a dusting of ground black pepper, a sprinkling of Parmesan or Romano, and the master has turned a cafeteria dish into a majestic dining experience.

Don't forget the Chianti, a simple non Classico will do for enhancing a leftover.  ;D

                       
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Sounds good GO although that Rigatoni looks freshly made, not a leftover preparation.

RE
Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/4/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 05, 2018, 03:33:09 AM
Just back from the dreaded annual trek to The Tax Man, as much fun as getting a root canal.

Having the same for supper, with a slight difference mine are left over Rigatoni, put away the other night for this occasion.

Let famed Master Chef GO of the DD embellish this simple meal with few of his oh so creative tips.

Replace the butter with Ricotta Cheese AFTER reheating, a few good size tablespoons, add a dusting of ground black pepper, a sprinkling of Parmesan or Romano, and the master has turned a cafeteria dish into a majestic dining experience.

Don't forget the Chianti, a simple non Classico will do for enhancing a leftover.  ;D

                       
                                    (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4270634968_ec003c321c.jpg)


Sounds good GO although that Rigatoni looks freshly made, not a leftover preparation.

RE

Jeez, RE, NOBODY does food photography with leftovers!
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/5/2018
Post by: RE on April 05, 2018, 03:33:49 AM
It's Fish🐟4Breakfast on Special this week here at the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

Actually this is a Merger & Acquisition between Fish🐟4Breakfast and Soup🥣4Breakfast, which comes to us from Ecuador.  Do you think Julian Assange has this for breakfast at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London? ???

Which brings up a question as far as JA is concerned.  Does he cook his own food or is there a chef in the Ecuadorian Embassy?  ???  If he cooks his own, who shops for him?  :icon_scratch:

RE

Encebollado: Ecuadorian Fish🐟 & Onion Soup🥣
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Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/4/2018
Post by: RE on April 05, 2018, 03:39:08 AM
Just back from the dreaded annual trek to The Tax Man, as much fun as getting a root canal.

Having the same for supper, with a slight difference mine are left over Rigatoni, put away the other night for this occasion.

Let famed Master Chef GO of the DD embellish this simple meal with few of his oh so creative tips.

Replace the butter with Ricotta Cheese AFTER reheating, a few good size tablespoons, add a dusting of ground black pepper, a sprinkling of Parmesan or Romano, and the master has turned a cafeteria dish into a majestic dining experience.

Don't forget the Chianti, a simple non Classico will do for enhancing a leftover.  ;D

                       
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Sounds good GO although that Rigatoni looks freshly made, not a leftover preparation.

RE

Jeez, RE, NOBODY does food photography with leftovers!

The refried spaghetti I put up last night was a leftover.

RE
Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/4/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 05, 2018, 03:56:57 AM
Just back from the dreaded annual trek to The Tax Man, as much fun as getting a root canal.

Having the same for supper, with a slight difference mine are left over Rigatoni, put away the other night for this occasion.

Let famed Master Chef GO of the DD embellish this simple meal with few of his oh so creative tips.

Replace the butter with Ricotta Cheese AFTER reheating, a few good size tablespoons, add a dusting of ground black pepper, a sprinkling of Parmesan or Romano, and the master has turned a cafeteria dish into a majestic dining experience.

Don't forget the Chianti, a simple non Classico will do for enhancing a leftover.  ;D

                       
                                    (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4270634968_ec003c321c.jpg)


Sounds good GO although that Rigatoni looks freshly made, not a leftover preparation.

RE

Jeez, RE, NOBODY does food photography with leftovers!

The refried spaghetti I put up last night was a leftover.

RE

I have done food photography fr dozens of restaurants, and have yet to have them serve up a leftover.
Not to say it doesn't happen .

Both recipes, yours and GO', are personal favorites, BTW. His point about the fresh ricotta is well made.

Pan-frying leftover spaghetti is a great way to give an unwanted leftover a fresh allure.
Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/4/2018
Post by: RE on April 05, 2018, 04:02:21 AM
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Both recipes, yours and GO', are personal favorites, BTW. His point about the fresh ricotta is well made.

Pan-frying leftover spaghetti is a great way to give an unwanted leftover a fresh allure.

I will further explore the leftover spaghetti meme for tonight's dinner special.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Re: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/5/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 05, 2018, 04:02:56 AM
It's Fish🐟4Breakfast on Special this week here at the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

Actually this is a Merger & Acquisition between Fish🐟4Breakfast and Soup🥣4Breakfast, which comes to us from Ecuador.  Do you think Julian Assange has this for breakfast at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London? ???

Which brings up a question as far as JA is concerned.  Does he cook his own food or is there a chef in the Ecuadorian Embassy?  ???  If he cooks his own, who shops for him?  :icon_scratch:

RE

Personally, I can't wait until "Fish for Breakfast" has run its course. I'm tired of skipping breakfast!

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I would think that these days, JA is on a diet of bread and water.
Title: Re: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/5/2018
Post by: RE on April 05, 2018, 04:15:37 AM
It's Fish🐟4Breakfast on Special this week here at the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

Actually this is a Merger & Acquisition between Fish🐟4Breakfast and Soup🥣4Breakfast, which comes to us from Ecuador.  Do you think Julian Assange has this for breakfast at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London? ???

Which brings up a question as far as JA is concerned.  Does he cook his own food or is there a chef in the Ecuadorian Embassy?  ???  If he cooks his own, who shops for him?  :icon_scratch:

RE

Personally, I can't wait until "Fish for Breakfast" has run its course. I'm tired of skipping breakfast!

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I would think that these days, JA is on a diet of bread and water.

Only one more day, then it is the Sunday Smorgasbord.

Next week is Asian4Lunch week.  I think you'll enjoy that one.

RE
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/5/2018
Post by: RE on April 05, 2018, 11:51:36 AM
Coming in only slightly behind the Big Mac🍔 as a Fast Food symbol for Amerikan food consumption profligacy is the "Philly Cheese Steak🥩".  This was invented I think sometime in the 1960s, I don't remember actually seeing it on a menu at a lunch place until the 70s.

I'm not sure "steak🥩" is the right word to describe this either, since most places that serve it do not use a cut of meat🥩 usually described as "steak🥩".  They'll use either bottom round  or chuck roast for the meat🥩 for one of these heart attack specials, and really more accurately it is roast beef🥩 IMHO, not steak🥩. 

At the Diner, our Philly Cheese Steaks🥩 are REAL Steak🥩, usually NY Strip Steaks🥩  BBQed to perfection by the Master of the Coals himself, RE.  We also offer a variety of different cheeses🧀 and assorted toppings and veggies🍆 you can custom order.  We will feature those in future Specials.  :icon_sunny:

Philly Cheese Steak🥩
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 05, 2018, 11:58:31 AM
They always look good, but I'm usually disappointed by the time I finish one. I'd rather have the hot dog.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 05, 2018, 12:02:59 PM
They always look good, but I'm usually disappointed by the time I finish one. I'd rather have the hot dog.

The only really good steak sandwiches I have ever had are ones I made myself from leftover steak BBQs.  I tried a few from lunch places, no good at all and stopped ordering that one.

RE
Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/5/2018
Post by: RE on April 05, 2018, 05:36:58 PM
MOAR leftover spaghetti!

Last night's meal was such a big hit we're going to have more leftover spaghetti🍝 for dinner tonight on Special here at the Diner.  This is saving a LOT of $MONEY$. 🤑  :icon_sunny:

In this case, we are getting a little more complex and doing a "spaghetti🍝 bake".  This really isn't a whole lot different than making a lasagna, just you substitute the leftover spaghetti🍝 for the lasagna noodles and you don't get quite such precise layering as you can get with lasagna.  Overall, the taste is not much different though nor the consistency once you stuff a fork full in your mouth..

You can use the cheeses and ingredients of your choice besides the spaghetti🍝.  Ricotta, Parmesan & Romano cheese always a :hi: addition.  Chopped up Broccoli or Spinach also good, along with chopped up leftover chicken.  In fact there probably isn't a leftoover in your fridge you can't add to a spaghetti bake. ::)

Spaghetti🍝 Bake 1
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Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/5/2018
Post by: g on April 05, 2018, 06:25:45 PM
MOAR leftover spaghetti!

Last night's meal was such a big hit we're going to have more leftover spaghetti🍝 for dinner tonight on Special here at the Diner.  This is saving a LOT of $MONEY$. 🤑  :icon_sunny:

In this case, we are getting a little more complex and doing a "spaghetti🍝 bake".  This really isn't a whole lot different than making a lasagna, just you substitute the leftover spaghetti🍝 for the lasagna noodles and you don't get quite such precise layering as you can get with lasagna.  Overall, the taste is not much different though nor the consistency once you stuff a fork full in your mouth..

You can use the cheeses and ingredients of your choice besides the spaghetti🍝.  Ricotta, Parmesan & Romano cheese always a :hi: addition.  Chopped up Broccoli or Spinach also good, along with chopped up leftover chicken.  In fact there probably isn't a leftoover in your fridge you can't add to a spaghetti bake. ::)

Spaghetti🍝 Bake 1
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Just a hint from GO this evening on the Supper table that comes from a personal experiment that turned out so well.

Go WHITE or plain with pasta dishes, forget the RED.

Sounds crazy but got sick of red sauce a few years ago and decided to go plain or white and never looked back.

Found out that pasta has a wonderful flavor all by itself with very mild light sauces, or just plain with a sprinkling of cheese or a little spicing like basil or oregano.

The new taste sensations, it takes only a few sample dishes to get accustomed, and a new culinary world opens before you to enjoy.

Don't believe that bull shit about red wine not going with white sauces either, drink white wine if you wish, but the red goes just as fine with the spices and cheeses.

Suggestions:

Plain pasta with a sprinkling of parm or romano.

Plain with an extra virgin olive oil and fresh garlic drizzle.

Pasta plain and piping hot with cold dabs of fresh ricotta sprinkled with basil.

Raviolis plain with a few tablespoons of melted butter laced across the top and some ground black pepper.

White clam sauce instead of red. Magnificent, add a touch of ground red pepper if you like.

Spaghetti plain with shrimp sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with a hint of fresh garlic.

Trust me Diners, go White and forget the Red for a while, amazing results, and it seems to make the pasta itself, rather than the sauce the focal point of the experience.    Enjoy.  ;D :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/5/2018
Post by: RE on April 05, 2018, 08:20:37 PM
Nice selection of pasta dishes GO.

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on April 06, 2018, 01:53:17 AM
Quote from: GO
Spaghetti plain with shrimp sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with a hint of fresh garlic.

Trust me Diners, go White and forget the Red for a while, amazing results, and it seems to make the pasta itself, rather than the sauce the focal point of the experience.    Enjoy.  ;D :icon_sunny:

Yes, yes, yes.  :emthup: :emthup:

My favorite Italian restaurant features a Spinach & Fettuccini   so good that the writing of these words brings a tear-- Fresh spinach sauteed in butter, olive oil and roasted garlic, then blended with fettuccini pasta and topped with Romano cheese. Can also come with your cherished cream sauce. - Add caramelized onions and roasted slivered almonds for a little extra. My daughter, who is a vegetarian, has made this a must have when she dines with us.And it's made me forget my other favorites, and I've been eating there for 30 years.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on April 06, 2018, 04:26:52 AM
Quote from: GO
Spaghetti plain with shrimp sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with a hint of fresh garlic.

Trust me Diners, go White and forget the Red for a while, amazing results, and it seems to make the pasta itself, rather than the sauce the focal point of the experience.    Enjoy.  ;D :icon_sunny:

Yes, yes, yes.  :emthup: :emthup:

My favorite Italian restaurant features a Spinach & Fettuccini   so good that the writing of these words brings a tear-- Fresh spinach sauteed in butter, olive oil and roasted garlic, then blended with fettuccini pasta and topped with Romano cheese. Can also come with your cherished cream sauce. - Add caramelized onions and roasted slivered almonds for a little extra. My daughter, who is a vegetarian, has made this a must have when she dines with us.And it's made me forget my other favorites, and I've been eating there for 30 years.

Delicious Surly, Reminds me of Jacqueline Kennedy and Fettuccine Alfredo, the dish she made world famous by ordering it at Boston's North End.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on April 06, 2018, 05:17:39 AM
I had no idea, GO. Very interesting.

Seeing Robert Frost for dinner, I recall JFK's gibe at a dinner gathering of Nobel laureates (or similar luminaries, as memory fails), saying, "We have assembled here in the White House the greatest collection of intellectual talent since Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/6/2018
Post by: RE on April 06, 2018, 05:39:43 AM
For our final day of Fish🐟4Breakfast, we have a meal I think nobody would refuse, even those who do not like fish🐟 so early after waking up.

The Diner is well known Globally for its fine dining and excellent service, and as a result we often have many Wall Street Banksters and other International Pigmen who drop by for meals in their Private Jets and Yachts.  In fact last week we had a Saudi Prince drop in to the Marina in his luxury yacht with his full entourage and they booked the Diner solid for a week!  We tripled our prices and they didn't even notice!  Paid the overhead for the year!

This breakfast was a favorite for Prince Abdul Mohammed el-Kabong.

Lobster Benedict
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on April 06, 2018, 06:07:44 AM
I had no idea, GO. Very interesting.

Seeing Robert Frost for dinner, I recall JFK's gibe at a dinner gathering of Nobel laureates (or similar luminaries, as memory fails), saying, "We have assembled here in the White House the greatest collection of intellectual talent since Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

Yes Surly, Good old JFK.

What a hero he was to my generation. We actually loved and revered him. He was a god around Boston and especially Harvard Square where I hung out in my younger days. So glad they kept his whoring with Marilyn and such under wraps. It would have devastated us teens.

Hard for me to believe I was a Lefty once, how time affects us.  :D

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 06, 2018, 06:36:49 AM
My parents voted for Nixon in 1960. Probably because Kennedy was Catholic. In fly-over country this was a sticking point for  a lot of protestants.

I was four, and not that into politics. But I watched a lot of TV back then. It was before I could read.

My folks were, however, deeply saddened by his death. I remember my father telling me (as we watched the funeral procession on TV) that he was in the Navy when FDR died, and that wherever he was at that time (I recall he told me he was in the color guard, fwiw)  they stood at attention in full dress uniform for hours, and that it was very hot, and sailors literally collapsed and had to get medical care.

I remember the funeral clearly, and the sight of the kids, who were about my age. We all cried. At that time people supported their President, even if they had voted for the other guy. Quite different than today.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on April 06, 2018, 07:14:43 AM

I remember the funeral clearly, and the sight of the kids, who were about my age. We all cried. At that time people supported their President, even if they had voted for the other guy. Quite different than today.

That was my point that erupted into a quarrel recently Eddie.

It got lost in the wording and turned into a battle about Trump personally.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 06, 2018, 07:54:40 AM
My parents voted for Nixon in 1960. Probably because Kennedy was Catholic. In fly-over country this was a sticking point for  a lot of protestants.

I was four, and not that into politics. But I watched a lot of TV back then. It was before I could read.

My folks were, however, deeply saddened by his death. I remember my father telling me (as we watched the funeral procession on TV) that he was in the Navy when FDR died, and that wherever he was at that time (I recall he told me he was in the color guard, fwiw)  they stood at attention in full dress uniform for hours, and that it was very hot, and sailors literally collapsed and had to get medical care.

I remember the funeral clearly, and the sight of the kids, who were about my age. We all cried. At that time people supported their President, even if they had voted for the other guy. Quite different than today.

Somehow, I don't think you would see many crying children if Trumpovetsky was assassinated today.  Maybe some Parties though.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 06, 2018, 08:10:08 AM
My parents voted for Nixon in 1960. Probably because Kennedy was Catholic. In fly-over country this was a sticking point for  a lot of protestants.

I was four, and not that into politics. But I watched a lot of TV back then. It was before I could read.

My folks were, however, deeply saddened by his death. I remember my father telling me (as we watched the funeral procession on TV) that he was in the Navy when FDR died, and that wherever he was at that time (I recall he told me he was in the color guard, fwiw)  they stood at attention in full dress uniform for hours, and that it was very hot, and sailors literally collapsed and had to get medical care.

I remember the funeral clearly, and the sight of the kids, who were about my age. We all cried. At that time people supported their President, even if they had voted for the other guy. Quite different than today.

Somehow, I don't think you would see many crying children if Trumpovetsky was assassinated today.  Maybe some Parties though.

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You might be surprised. Nothing changes a President's approval rating like being brutally murdered.

Before Kennedy was shot, there were plenty of people who hated him and he got plenty of bad press. Now he is perceived very differently.

Did you read Profiles in Courage? I think we all probably did.
Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/6/2018
Post by: RE on April 06, 2018, 08:13:43 AM
MOAR leftover spaghetti🍝!  ;D

We still had some leftover spaghetti🍝, so for the Diner Lunch today we are fusing this with Soup🥣4Lunch and brewing up a Spaghetti Soup🥣!  :icon_sunny:

This really is a Soup Ammmendation recipe, since you start with plain Campbell's Tomato Soup🥣, add your leftover spaghetti and tomato suace and then you can add a small can of Hunt's tomato paste to thicken it up as well a thinly sliced Johnson sausage or two for meat protein and fat.  Hot sausage my preference here.

Spaghetti🍝 Soup🥣
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 06, 2018, 08:18:31 AM
My parents voted for Nixon in 1960. Probably because Kennedy was Catholic. In fly-over country this was a sticking point for  a lot of protestants.

I was four, and not that into politics. But I watched a lot of TV back then. It was before I could read.

My folks were, however, deeply saddened by his death. I remember my father telling me (as we watched the funeral procession on TV) that he was in the Navy when FDR died, and that wherever he was at that time (I recall he told me he was in the color guard, fwiw)  they stood at attention in full dress uniform for hours, and that it was very hot, and sailors literally collapsed and had to get medical care.

I remember the funeral clearly, and the sight of the kids, who were about my age. We all cried. At that time people supported their President, even if they had voted for the other guy. Quite different than today.

Somehow, I don't think you would see many crying children if Trumpovetsky was assassinated today.  Maybe some Parties though.

RE

You might be surprised. Nothing changes a President's approval rating like being brutally murdered.

Before Kennedy was shot, there were plenty of people who hated him and he got plenty of bad press. Now he is perceived very differently.

Did you read Profiles in Courage? I think we all probably did.

We'll have to wait until the CIA orders the Hit to find out.

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Title: 🦐 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/6/2018
Post by: RE on April 06, 2018, 01:18:32 PM
It's Fish Friday again!  :icon_sunny:

Tonight we're going Carribean with Garlic Lime Shrimp🦐.  Do NOT overcook your shrimp🦐!  You have to be very careful with shrimp🦐 so they come out cooked through but still plump and juicy.  This regardless of technique used, grilling, sauteeing, etc.  Because they come in a variety of sizes up to the oxymoron Jumbo Shrimp🦐, these cook times vary a LOT and so do the temperature settings. Properly done though, shrimp🦐 is one of my most favored seafood types across many different ethnic recipes.  Usually served with rice or noodles.

Garlic-Lime Shrimp🦐
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 06, 2018, 01:39:43 PM
Shrimp ARE tricky.

I'm good at boiling them Cajun style, and that's about the extent of my expertise. I never learned to grill or fry shrimp. Fried is my favorite if they're done right, but boiled peel-and eat, with cocktail sauce is my specialty, and I can serve them up that way as good or better than most restaurants. We used to do a lot of shrimp boils. When my buddy had his sailboat in Rockport, I used to get him to bring me fresh shrimp all the time.

Texas has the best shrimp and oysters anywhere, at least in the Americas. I've tried them from NYC to SF and ours are exceptionally good.

When I went to Boston. I got Scrod, of course. :)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 06, 2018, 02:13:56 PM
Shrimp ARE tricky.

I'm good at boiling them Cajun style, and that's about the extent of my expertise. I never learned to grill or fry shrimp. Fried is my favorite if they're done right, but boiled peel-and eat, with cocktail sauce is my specialty, and I can serve them up that way as good or better than most restaurants. We used to do a lot of shrimp boils. When my buddy had his sailboat in Rockport, I used to get him to bring me fresh shrimp all the time.

Texas has the best shrimp and oysters anywhere, at least in the Americas. I've tried them from NYC to SF and ours are exceptionally good.

When I went to Boston. I got Scrod, of course. :)

I agree Gulf Shrimp are the best, or at least they were before the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill.  Not sure how good they are now.  ???  :icon_scratch:

Here in Alaska, most of the shrimp we get I think comes from Thailand and most of it farmed as well.  The Jumbo Shrimp available now are often sometimes bigger than Lobster Tails!  :o  Not sure also if this is some kind of genetic modified organism or just overfed and stuffed with hormones.

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Shrimp Cocktail Rings are one of the few things I have been able to down in recent months for animal protein.  They also last quite a while in the fridge, enough time for me to eat most of the ring.  I sometimes can eat 2 or 3 shrimp in a day.

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Far as cooking them goes, my personal favorite was to do them scampi style in garlic and butter.  Shrimp on the Barbie also a favorite, but this really takes careful control of the heat.  Also time consuming in spicing them up and putting them on skewers.  Not something I would ever do just for myself.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 06, 2018, 02:40:28 PM
I feel for you, my brother. I can eat a pound of those easy, if they're fresh.

I have a huge boiling bot I got at Sam's, one of those giant restaurant mofos, just for shrimp boils. I usually boil at least five pounds and it's gone with a couple of days.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 06, 2018, 03:19:18 PM
I feel for you, my brother. I can eat a pound of those easy, if they're fresh.

I have a huge boiling bot I got at Sam's, one of those giant restaurant mofos, just for shrimp boils. I usually boil at least five pounds and it's gone with a couple of days.

(https://images.samsclubresources.com/is/image/samsclub/0001601701401_A?$img_size_222x222$)

I have that same pot at my feet at the toilet to puke into when I get the fits.  This way whichever end any thing comes out it doesn't mess up the digs or my clothing.  Also will be EZier for the paramedics to haul my corpse to the morgue for shipping to Missouri and the burial & funeral.  I usually have enough warning in sensations of nausea to make it over to the toilet and sit there for an hour while this shit goes on.  I have my Tablet by the toilet so I can read doom during these episodes.

These are the Daze of My Life.  ::)

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Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/7/2018
Post by: RE on April 07, 2018, 12:36:22 AM
I screwed up yesterday offering up Lobster Benedict as our final Fish🐟4Breakfast meal of the week.  I lost track of the days and thought it was Saturday and not Friday.  This happens to me often now.  ::)

So to REALLY finish off Fish🐟4Breakfast week, we will return to a favorite for just about everyone, Bagels & Lox.  I have put up this Breakfast meal before, so it sorta violates my rule of trying not to repeat Menu items here on the Diner.  However, I have been running this thread for around 4 months now and as far as I remember have not repeated a single recipe.  This is quite hard to do.

In terms of IRL Restaurants, they rarely change the overall menu, usually this only happens with a change of the Head Chef.  Maybe every couple of years or so.  Higher end restaurants will change the main menu more often, at Capsuto Freres we changed it every 3 months, once a quarter.  Many restaurants will offer up some type of "special" as an addition to the regular menu on even a daily basis.  However, those specials do repeat themselves quite often also.

So after all this time developing this thread, I no longer will promise I will not repeat a recipe.  Particularly with foods that were my traditional favorites.  Probably though I will not EXACTLY repeat anything, because when you research any recipe and preparation, there are always many varations to each one.

In today's Fish🐟4Breakfast recipe of Bagels & Lox, we're looking at the classic and traditional New York Bagel Breakfast.  It does come in many variations though, and this one is Sandwich Style including all the NY usual ingredients of the cream cheese, lox, tomato and red onions.  For myself, I usually was a lot simpler with an open face preparation with just chive cream cheese and lox on the bagel.  Also the final taste of this depends how the fish was prepared.  "Lox" is quite salty, "Nova Lox" which I preferred less so.  Gravlax even more delicate in flavor than this, but not generally available in the delis of my youth.

Bagel & Lox
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Title: 🥙 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/7/2018
Post by: RE on April 07, 2018, 01:41:55 PM
Today's lunch special, the basic Meatball Hero.  :icon_sunny:

Meatball Heros are great, but you have to eat them right away and all in one sitting or the marinara sauce soaks through the bread and turns it into a mushy mess.  Not good for people who eat a lot of leftovers like me.

Meatball Hero
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Title: 🍲 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/7/2018
Post by: RE on April 07, 2018, 06:44:12 PM
After all that fish all week for breakfast, we'll give a break tonight to the ocean and go back to the land for MEAT! 🥩

Not Industrially raised Beef🥩 though, tonight we're having Alaskan Moose(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jKyxChLyPGc/UE5p-ET4YBI/AAAAAAAAb6k/ioLgcQY2cdc/s1600/bullwinkle.gif) on Special, nicely stewed🍲 up in the slow cooker.  Stew🍲 is stew🍲, regardless of what meat you use for it, the other ingredients are usually the same, carrots, potatoes and onions.  Spices according to your taste, basil, rosemary, bay leaf etc. Sometimes green veggies from your garden also like green beans and zucchini.  If you are adding those, wait until the rest of the stew🍲 is near done so you don't overcook them.

Moose Stew
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Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 4/8/2018
Post by: RE on April 08, 2018, 01:32:55 AM
It's Sunday Smorgasbord Special time again!  :icon_sunny:

Our Brazilian Doom Chef Pepe "Silk Road" Escobar was complaining to me that we haven't feature enough Brazilian food here at the Diner lately, so I let him set up the buffet today.  It's got all your favorite Brazilian foods, Feijon, Farofa, Plantains and of course a Churasco pit with your favorite meats and sausage!

Brazilian Smorgasbord
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Title: Re: 🥙 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/7/2018
Post by: jdwheeler42 on April 08, 2018, 09:34:14 AM
Today's lunch special, the basic Meatball Hero.  :icon_sunny:

Meatball Heros are great, but you have to eat them right away and all in one sitting or the marinara sauce soaks through the bread and turns it into a mushy mess.  Not good for people who eat a lot of leftovers like me.

Meatball Hero
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Nice!  I've never had a meatball sub that looked quite that good....
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: K-Dog on April 08, 2018, 01:07:57 PM
CinnamonRoll
CinnamonRoll

What I can do between car and work.
Title: Re: 🥙 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/7/2018
Post by: RE on April 08, 2018, 02:20:48 PM
Today's lunch special, the basic Meatball Hero.  :icon_sunny:

Meatball Heros are great, but you have to eat them right away and all in one sitting or the marinara sauce soaks through the bread and turns it into a mushy mess.  Not good for people who eat a lot of leftovers like me.

Meatball Hero
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Nice!  I've never had a meatball sub that looked quite that good....

From our school bag lunches to our haute cuisine dinners, nothing but the best at the Doomstead Diner.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 4/8/2018
Post by: Eddie on April 08, 2018, 04:33:05 PM
It's Sunday Smorgasbord Special time again!  :icon_sunny:

Our Brazilian Doom Chef Pepe "Silk Road" Escobar was complaining to me that we haven't feature enough Brazilian food here at the Diner lately, so I let him set up the buffet today.  It's got all your favorite Brazilian foods, Feijon, Farofa, Plantains and of course a Churasco pit with your favorite meats and sausage!

Brazilian Smorgasbord
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Nice. Brazilians know how to grill.

On vacation we had some milk sorbet at a restaurant. I have a small ice cream maker, so I made some yesterday.

Today I have a mild sore throat, and I'm eating milk sorbet, which makes it feel so much better. Talk about comfort food.

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I think I'll make some more.
Title: Re: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 4/8/2018
Post by: RE on April 08, 2018, 04:46:56 PM
Nice. Brazilians know how to grill.

On vacation we had some milk sorbet at a restaurant. I have a small ice cream maker, so I made some yesterday.

Best Churascarias in the FSoA are in FL.  Don't miss them if you take a trip there.  Austin has the Estancia, which looks like a high end one. https://estancia.com/

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 08, 2018, 05:08:14 PM
 I've been to Estancia a few times. Popular here. Two locations. We had our Christmas party there a few years back. Second most popular ever.....but Dave and Buster's was the biggest hit with the staff. What can I say.
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/8/2018
Post by: RE on April 08, 2018, 06:14:52 PM
Pepe did such a good job with the Smorgasbord  for Brunch I decided to make today all South American and let Pepe pick the dish.  He's also expert with Peruvian cooking and decided to go with a very tasty spicy beef🥩 dish.  Peruvian food is kind of a blend of Spanish & Chinese cooking, with some Hawaiian thrown in there too.  A few different migration periods over the centuries resulted in this.

If you go visit the ruins of a dead civilization at Machu Pichu, make sure you sample the local cuisine.  It's delicious!

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Lomo Saltado 🥩
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/9/2018
Post by: RE on April 09, 2018, 01:03:22 AM
This morning we're going with the All-Amerikan, basic Hot Breakfast I fixed for myself on the mornings I got up early enough to do so before boarding the #7 Train and making my 1+ hour commute to Stuyvesant every morning.  It's the small version of the FULL Amerikan Breakfast, which can include also such stuff as Pancakes, French Toast, English Muffins, Fruit, Cereal, Yogurt...etc.  Besides the fact this is outrageously Piggish 🐷 for breakfast, it also takes too much time to prepare and eat when you gotta make it to skule by 8:30 with over an hour to commute.

So this breakfast is reduced down to just the Bacon 🥓, Eggs 🍳 and Hashbrowns🥔, which you can all do in one skillet.  Bacon goes first, to render the FAT you will use to saute the Hashbrowns, which you make from Frozen Shredded Ore-Ida potatoes plus some chopped up Onion.  Once you have the bacon and potatoes on the plate, the final step is the Eggs, and at the time I liked Scrambled more than Over EZ.  This depiction looks pretty much like my normal hot breakfast if I had one, which might have been once a week during the weekdays of skule.  Eggs look a little overdone and dry to me though.  Total time for preparation and eating, about 30 minutes.  If I was short on time, I would put it all on a Kaiser Roll and eat it on the subway.  That got me down to about 20 minutes.

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All Amerikan Quick Hot Breakfast
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Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/9/2018
Post by: RE on April 09, 2018, 06:47:31 AM
It's Asian🥢4Lunch Week here on the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

I got the inspiration for this series when I was researching various various types of Asian foods you might not normally find on the typical Chinese or Vietnamese or Indian restaurant menu.  I hit Utoob and there are tons of Foodies who do reviews of this kind food (and others too, but this variant is overwhelming)

As it turns out, my old neighborhood of Flushing, Queens has become the NEW & BETTER NY Shity Chinatown than the original Chinatown, which is in downtown NYC just above Wall Street.  Fairly confined geographically, not much room to expand.  Back in the day, the lower Manhattan Chinatown was considered second only to possibly the San Francisco Chinatown.  Times have changed.

Anyhow, when I was in my teens, the migration of more Asians to NYC had begun, and my neighborhood went from Italian-German-Jewish-Irish gradually over time to more Chinese and Vietnamese and Koreans and Indians.  The old Italian Pizzerias amd Jewish Delis and Irish Bars began to disappear in favor of more Chinese restaurants.  Apparently here as time went by over the last 30 years or so this has transformed Main Street in Flushing to the Asian Food Capital of the World!

My house, which was a brief 1.5 mile brisk walk from this location must be worth $Millions$ by now. :o  Purchased for $30K in 1967, Sold in the 1990s for $180K at the wrong time, 2 years earlier or later we would have got $300K for it.

This Feature Specials Theme week will also include some of the vids I turned up, which are quite entertaining if you are a Foodie.  I'll also try to feature photo a dish from the vid of the day.  This first vid gives you a tour of the current Flushing, Main Street neighborhood at the final stop of the #7 Flushing Line.  The train station has been modified & modernized quite a bit in the years since I left the Big Apple.

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Touring the Flushing Queens NEW Chinatown
http://www.youtube.com/v/s9dH1m2GFF4

Pork Buns
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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/9/2018
Post by: RE on April 09, 2018, 03:39:27 PM
It's Monday Meat🥩 night for the Diner Special Dinner again!

Tonight, we are going Doomer Survivalist and nailing a Deer for Dinner.  Actually numerous dinners, since if we can get just one before other Zombies do, it will provide numerous meals with MEAT🥩 in them for the Diner Tribe.  Venison is great meat🥩 and although somewhat lean makes great stews and soups.  A bit sweeter in taste than normal beef you usually eat.  A few cuts are good on the BBQ and/or smoked, like the RIBS!

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Smoked BBQ Venison Ribs🥩
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Title: 🌯 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/10/2018
Post by: RE on April 10, 2018, 12:40:05 AM
Today's breakfast is for the Vegans!  A Veggie Breakfast Burrito🌯!

Our Diner Burritos🌯 are highly recommended at the Take-Out window.  EZ to Eat on the Subway or driving your car in the morning commute to slave inside your office cubicle while you enrich the CEO and descend further into poverty yourself.

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Vegan Breakfast Burrito🌯
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Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/10/2018
Post by: RE on April 10, 2018, 08:50:40 AM
In my explorations of Asian Cooking on Utoob, this was the first one I ran into that clued me in to the Mecca of Asian foods now available in my old neighborhood of Flushing, Queens in NY Shity.  The NEW, BEST Chinatown in NYC.  If I ever get my appetite back, I may actually make a return there just for this.  Also to go have a look at my old house and see how it is doing these days.  One more ride on the #7 Train too!  Not at Rush Hour though!  I need a SEAT!  ::)

In this case the vid is hosted by Mike Chen who runs the Utoob Channel "Strictly Dumpling".  He's got over 1M subscribers and is doing well.  I am sure he eats for free every day, and really good food too!  In this case he is joined by an attractive young Asian-American female, Lilly to eat through some of the menu of a Flushing Chinese restaurant.  I hope they didn't video this all in one day, if so the pigishnis 🐷 is outrageous!

They are both probably at least 3rd generation Chinese, since neither one of them speaks or reads Chinese at all.  However, they are both attractive foodie ambassadors and lots of good Northeastern Chinese recipes in this vid I have never had.  Mike loves them all!  He's not going to pan any meal if he wants to keep getting free food!  Most of them look pretty good to me though.

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Northeast Chinese Cuisine from Flushing
http://www.youtube.com/v/gxM0TQWddis

Northeast Chinese Mo-Shu Beef🥩
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Title: Re: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/10/2018
Post by: RE on April 10, 2018, 10:49:29 AM

They are both probably at least 3rd generation Chinese, since neither one of them speaks or reads Chinese at all.

Correction on Lilly after reviewing the vid, she is apparently 1st generation and came over here when she was 7.  Totally Amerikanized here though, no accent and I don't think she speaks or reads Chinese.

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Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/10/2018
Post by: RE on April 10, 2018, 04:16:30 PM
We're still in Asia for tonight's Dinner, this time in Thailand for some Thai Roasted Chicken🐔, available over there both in fine restaurants as well as Street Food, cooked over open BBQ pits.

Besides the spicing, the main feature of Thai Chicken🐔 is that it is split down the middle before roasting it whole, which is a geat technique to get lots of good Crispy Skin.  This also works great for roasting your Thanksgiving Turkey.  The technique is called "Spatchcocking".

http://www.youtube.com/v/hZxWF0VyK60

The only disadvantage to this method is you lose the cavity to fill with stuffing.  But you still can make good stuffing in a roasting pan below the Turkey to catch the drippings.

Besides just the Chicken🐔 roasted by itself, it is used in mainy other recipes from Thailand, which we will Feature here at the Diner in the future.

In the presentation below, a whole chicken is served on one plate, indicating that is for one person.  That is Piggish🐷 IMHO, it should be split at least between two people.  It would be like ordering an 8 Piece Bucket at Kentucky Fried Chicken🐔 or Popeye's.  A 3-piecer was always plenty for me, a Leg, Breast and Wing.  Thighs are my least favorite chicken part, although in some recipes they work well and they come cheap.

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Thai Roasted Chicken🐔
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/11/2018
Post by: RE on April 11, 2018, 03:43:13 AM
We are going CLASSY with our Breakfast Special this morning at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Normally available only to the Pigmen🐷 who fly in from Wall Street via their Private Jets and Helicopters (we have a heliport on the roof) because of the exorbitant price we charge for it, this morning it comes in at the price you would pay for scrambled eggs🍳 and bacon.  It tastes basically the same, nutrition is the same, but the fancy preparations bring in the $MONEY$.🤑  Pays the Diner bills and keeps our reputation high in the Pigman🐷 Community.

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Poached Eggs🍳 on Roasted Garlic French Bread with Bacon, Asparagus, and Tomatoes
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Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/11/2018
Post by: RE on April 11, 2018, 07:26:40 AM
Unlike yesterday's Asian Food Video featuring two attractive young Chinese-Amerikans who don't speak a word of Chinese in a restaurant in Flushing, Queens in the FSoA, today's vid features a Privileged White Man Foodie who speaks absolutely fluent Chinese hitting the street food market in Szechuan, China.  Reminds me of my Illuminat Spawn polyglot girlfriend from the college years who would always order speaking Chinese when we went down to Chinatown for dinner.  We got much better food and service because of this.  :icon_sunny:

Great food in this vid!  If you watch it through, you can even try Cow Penis!  According to the Chef, very good for your health, male or female!  :icon_sunny:

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Szechuan Street Food
http://www.youtube.com/v/oakJtRdSRgg

Spicy Steamed Dumplings
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Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/11/2018
Post by: RE on April 11, 2018, 04:28:09 PM
I mentioned in last night's Thai Roasted Chicken🐔 Special that of the 4 main parts of the chicken🐔 that we usually eat (Leg, Breast, Thigh & Wing), the Thigh is my least favorite.  However, Boneless Thighs work very well for Stuffing and can make quite a delicious meal! 😋  They come in at less than half the price of Boneless Breast cutlets, so are very good if you are on a tight budget to add animal protein to your diet for the week.  The larger the package you buy them in, the cheaper they get, so once again the best modus operandi is to work together with the other Homeless early victims of Collapse in your Tent City to make a big meal for everyone!  :icon_sunny:

This stuffing recipe is not one I have done myself, but looks quite good and I could do it up on an open grill fashioned from a garbage can and a cooking grate and probably feed about 20-30 people off of one family pack of boneless thighs for about $2/person.

RE gets the Garbage Can Ready for Cooking at his Homeless Encampment
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Bacon🥓 Wrapped Chicken🐔 Boneless Thighs Stuffed With Asparagus And Mozzarella
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Title: 🍈 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/12/2018
Post by: RE on April 12, 2018, 12:50:41 AM
This morning we Feature our Melon🍈 Bowl Breakfasts on Special.  :icon_sunny:

These are Honeydew Melons🍈, which are not my favorite, I prefer Watermelon🍉, now available in smaller personal sizes through the selective breeding of Industrial Agriculture.  Also now "seedless" so you can't plant them in your garden and collect the seeds for another planting next year. It does make the eating somewhat more convenient though, since you don't have to spit out the seeds.

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Honeydew Melon🍈 Bowl
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Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/12/2018
Post by: RE on April 12, 2018, 09:06:31 AM
Back for more Asian4Lunch!  :icon_sunny:

One of the inspirations for this series was Surly's love for Pho Soup, and apparently Mike Chen likes this stuff too!  It also turns out Mike is a fucking PIG🐷! besides being a foodie.  This guy can do some serious eating (if he is not faking it and doing takes on different days).

In a stomach-to-stomach contest, I wonder if Surly could  take on Mike downing Pho Soup?  ???  :icon_scratch:  Surly has the size on him, but Mike has the Stomach of Youth of a Male, which can consume a refrigerator full in a day.  I know when I was 18 I could do that and I am not a very big guy either!

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Massive Pho Soup Challenge
http://www.youtube.com/v/lLHlsRm3gLY

Pho Soup
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on April 12, 2018, 01:15:38 PM
That pho look great! Mike can have the title. He has the grace of youth  going for him. Can’t pack it away these days like I used to.
Title: 🍲 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/12/2018
Post by: RE on April 12, 2018, 08:44:23 PM
Taking a break from Asian recipes tonight and moving over to Eastern Europe in Poland.  I don't think I have offered up any Polish Recipes before on Special at the Diner,  This one was a favorite of King Stanislaus, reportedly by Eddie a great Monarch.  I like it myself as well.  :icon_sunny:

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Kielbasa & Kapusta
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Title: 🥟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/13/2018
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 12:51:21 AM
Our Pollack inspired meal for last night's Special was such a hit I let Stanislaus Kowalski our Pollack Chef prepare the Full Pollack Breakfast this morning as Special.   :icon_sunny:  Has all your favorite Pollack foods in there!  ;D  Kielbasa, Pierogis, Potato Pancakes & Sour Cream, you name it!

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Polish Full Breakfast
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on April 13, 2018, 06:16:08 AM
Nothing like a Polish wedding reception in a fire hall. Some of the best food- and people- you can ever encounter.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 13, 2018, 06:19:09 AM
I have one kid, my eldest, who would groove out on that all potato meal. I love those potato pancake thingies myself. My mom used to make 'em occasionally.
Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/13/2018
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 07:18:55 AM
We're back with Foodie Polyglot Trevor, this time for Indian Street Food from Punjab Province.  Trevor is not as fluent with Hindi as he is with Chinese.  I suspect he is a Brit Brat raised in Hong Kong.  However, he has picked up a few words in Hindi, and he costumes up in this episode complete with the Towel Head!

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Punjab India  Street Food
http://www.youtube.com/v/GStMSkhmYEs

Lassi with Lavina
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Title: Re: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/13/2018
Post by: Eddie on April 13, 2018, 07:39:51 AM
We're back with Foodie Polyglot Trevor, this time for Indian Street Food from Punjab Province.  Trevor is not as fluent with Hindi as he is with Chinese.  I suspect he is a Brit Brat raised in Hong Kong.  However, he has picked up a few words in Hindi, and he costumes up in this episode complete with the Towel Head!

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Punjab India  Street Food
http://www.youtube.com/v/GStMSkhmYEs

Lassi with Lavina
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Our new spot for Indian. Very hip and trendy, but still excellent food, and good service. I'm a sucker for the Rogan Josh with lamb.

https://www.zagat.com/r/graj-mahal-cafe-austin (https://www.zagat.com/r/graj-mahal-cafe-austin)

Title: Re: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/13/2018
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 07:57:17 AM
I gave some thought to why Indian Street Food has evolved as it has, using these HUGE Woks for cooking up various recipes.

Reason (IMHO).  It's HOMELESS COOKING!  Many if not most of the customers can't even afford cookware, and/or they have no place to store it.  The prices come in really cheap as prepared food goes, for a Yank, Brit or Kraut Ex-Pat it's  Chump Change!  A typical Indian probably can still afford it too, at least once a day anyhow.

It's a low investment bizness to get into if you are a good cook and save up enough money to buy your first Big Wok.  You start with a cart, and work your way up to owning a storefront.  Hopefully you get a good enough Rep to have the Rich Fuck Touristas hit your restaurant also.  Then you are really doing good.

If I had been born in Punjab Province in India, this would have been me.

Alternate Universe RE, born in Punjab Province
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 13, 2018, 08:20:39 AM
Reverse Entrepreneur! I like it.

I think making food is a collapse proof job with unlimited job security, if you can get something to prepare.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 08:32:59 AM
Reverse Entrepreneur! I like it.

I think making food is a collapse proof job with unlimited job security, if you can get something to prepare.

If I get enough of my health back, my first bizness in retirement is going to be a food truck.  That one I WILL name the Doomstead Diner, whether  it is a good and popular advertizing name or not.  ::)

I have already investigated the costs for licensing and start up in South Carolina, home to the SUN☼ Foundation.  Well within my budget.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on April 13, 2018, 08:47:38 AM
Reverse Entrepreneur! I like it.

I think making food is a collapse proof job with unlimited job security, if you can get something to prepare.

If I get enough of my health back, my first bizness in retirement is going to be a food truck.  That one I WILL name the Doomstead Diner, whether  it is a good and popular advertizing name or not.  ::)

I have already investigated the costs for licensing and start up in South Carolina, home to the SUN☼ Foundation.  Well within my budget.

RE

Perfect.

"Feed as Many As We Can."
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 09:12:27 AM
Reverse Entrepreneur! I like it.

I think making food is a collapse proof job with unlimited job security, if you can get something to prepare.

If I get enough of my health back, my first bizness in retirement is going to be a food truck.  That one I WILL name the Doomstead Diner, whether  it is a good and popular advertizing name or not.  ::)

I have already investigated the costs for licensing and start up in South Carolina, home to the SUN☼ Foundation.  Well within my budget.

RE

Perfect.

"Feed as Many As We Can."

Indeed.  I have a whole Biz Plan worked out for it, and part of it is getting Grants so I can take the truck to Homeless Encampments to feed the Homeless for FREE.  I know I can feed people with good nutritious food on less than $5/Day, within the SNAP Card Budget.  At least at current food prices in the FSoA anyhow.

I have the money to start it up even without a Grant.  But I have to get healthier myself before  I can do this.

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on April 13, 2018, 09:26:39 AM
Reverse Entrepreneur! I like it.

I think making food is a collapse proof job with unlimited job security, if you can get something to prepare.

If I get enough of my health back, my first bizness in retirement is going to be a food truck.  That one I WILL name the Doomstead Diner, whether  it is a good and popular advertizing name or not.  ::)

I have already investigated the costs for licensing and start up in South Carolina, home to the SUN☼ Foundation.  Well within my budget.

RE

Perfect.

"Feed as Many As We Can."

Indeed.  I have a whole Biz Plan worked out for it, and part of it is getting Grants so I can take the truck to Homeless Encampments to feed the Homeless for FREE.  I know I can feed people with good nutritious food on less than $5/Day, within the SNAP Card Budget.  At least at current food prices in the FSoA anyhow.

I have the money to start it up even without a Grant.  But I have to get healthier myself before  I can do this.

RE

After seeing how much trouble Meals on Wheels has in this area, I wonder how available grants will be, particularly in South Carolina. The attitude towards the homeless seems to be, "better dead than fed."
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 09:35:22 AM
Reverse Entrepreneur! I like it.

I think making food is a collapse proof job with unlimited job security, if you can get something to prepare.

If I get enough of my health back, my first bizness in retirement is going to be a food truck.  That one I WILL name the Doomstead Diner, whether  it is a good and popular advertizing name or not.  ::)

I have already investigated the costs for licensing and start up in South Carolina, home to the SUN☼ Foundation.  Well within my budget.

RE

Perfect.

"Feed as Many As We Can."

Indeed.  I have a whole Biz Plan worked out for it, and part of it is getting Grants so I can take the truck to Homeless Encampments to feed the Homeless for FREE.  I know I can feed people with good nutritious food on less than $5/Day, within the SNAP Card Budget.  At least at current food prices in the FSoA anyhow.

I have the money to start it up even without a Grant.  But I have to get healthier myself before  I can do this.

RE

After seeing how much trouble Meals on Wheels has in this area, I wonder how available grants will be, particularly in South Carolina. The attitude towards the homeless seems to be, "better dead than fed."

No idea there, but I can run such a biz without grants, just not provide food completely for free.  Still cheaper than fast food from Mickey Ds though, $2 will get you a meal that gets you through the whole day, and decently tasty too and not full of garbage.  I can afford all the start up costs and run it at a loss too for a while.  I can't do it in my current condition though.

RE
Title: Re: 🌭 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 3/29/2018
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 12:06:57 PM
Missed Lunch yesterday, so the planned lunch for the day was pushed forward to today.  :icon_sunny:

Discussion of various forms of Street Food after the Hot Dog Special got me thinking about the Greeks who took over the street food market in the late 70's- early 80's in NY Shity.  They operated many of the Sabrett Pushcarts, but pretty soon independent pushcarts serving just Souvlakis and Shish Kebabs began to appear as well.

At the time as I recall on the financial level, a Sabrett Hot Dog went for $1 (no Chili), while a Greek Shish Kebab went for $2.  However, the premium price was WORTH it!   The Kebabs were nicely spiced and ALL BEEF!  You ate them straight off the Kabob Stick, and there were no veggies in there, just the BEEF!  You could also get them inside a Pita smothered in Tahinin sauce which was REALLY good.  That is how Amir's served them up.

Anyhow, at the beginning these pushcarts were pretty rudimentary, sometimes even DIY jobs.  Over the years though the pushcarts morphed into Trailers and Food Trucks.



Diner Topped Hot Dogs🌭 #1
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Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 3/15/2018
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 12:06:58 PM
Today's Breakfast Soup comes to us from Burma (Myanmar).  Soup🥣4Breakfast at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

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Burmese Breakfast Stew🥣
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Title: 🍤 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 1/23/2018
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 12:14:37 PM
Since we started off this morning with a Tamago Roll for breakfast, we are "Turning Japanese" all day today.   ;D

http://www.youtube.com/v/LR4XNqrqxrU

Tempura
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Title: Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 12/23/2017
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 12:16:10 PM
RAW Fillet Mignon

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Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/13/2018
Post by: RE on April 13, 2018, 06:15:59 PM
It's Friday Fish night here on the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Tonight's offering is a Shellfish we haven't put on Special before, Steamers, aka Mussels!  :icon_sunny:

Mussels are a great addition to your Clambake at the Beach, with the obligate Lobsters in there of course.  Put a thick layer of seaweed over the coals, then another thick layer over the mussels, then cover with an old towel and put sand on top of that.  Remove the sand carefully after around 2 hours so you don't get grittiness in the mussels or the lobsters.  Drench the mussels in melted butter.

Mussels also great more conventionally cooked and served over Linguine, a recipe I am sure GO would enjoy with a little Chianti.

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Steamed Mussels
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Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/14/2018
Post by: RE on April 14, 2018, 12:52:03 AM
Moving East of Poland today on the map for the morning Breakfast Special over to Latvia.  How many of you Diners have ever had a Latvian Breakfast?  I never have.  In my 4 trips Inter-railing around Eurotrashland, Latvia was a country I never made it to.  The closest I ever came to Latvia was Andy Kaufman's "Latke" character on "Taxi".  I did make it over to Hungary prior to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and Soviet Union though on my Honeymoon.  My ex-wife had relatives there.

http://www.youtube.com/v/YjvY_-w12kQ

Andy did you hear about this one?  Are you goofing on Elvis?

This breakfast appears to feature pickled beets and herring.  Not on my list of favorite foods.  Glad I wasn't born in Latvia.

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Latvian Breakfast
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Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/14/2018
Post by: RE on April 14, 2018, 06:37:04 AM
Finishing off our week of Asian4Lunch, we are moving over to Thailand from Vietnam.  Also a new Foodie for today's video, "Furious Pete" who has an astounding 4.6M Subscribers!  :o  Very professional production done here.

In this video, you will find out how those wonderful sauces and spices used in Asian Cooking are prepared in the Industrial Food manner.  WARNING!  You may not want to eat any Asian Food again after watching this video!

http://www.youtube.com/v/HtLst7D6Sdg

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Thai Street Food
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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/14/2018
Post by: RE on April 14, 2018, 11:13:16 AM
It's Steak🥩 Saturday, and we're putting on special a perrenial favorite and always on our Main Menu regardless how often we change it.  EVERYBODY except the fucking Vegans who show up at the Diner LOVES❤️ Prime Rib!  We use only the finest beef🥩 from the best grass fed free range organic cows🐄 for our prime rib!  No hormones!  No anti-biotics!  Massaged daily by our Mexican Alien residents, happy to get the work and send remmitance payment down to their families in Mejico. We have seared Tofu  ::) for the Vegans who show up to substitute for the BEEF🥩.

Today's Prime Rib🥩 comes with some excellent Cabernet Sauce and Wild Mushrooms.  :icon_sunny:

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Prime Rib🥩 with Mushrooms in Cabernet Sauce
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 14, 2018, 11:49:25 AM
I had prime rib LAST night, dammit. LOL.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 14, 2018, 12:43:27 PM
I had prime rib LAST night, dammit. LOL.

I am tuned in to the Matrix.  ;D

RE
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 4/15/2018
Post by: RE on April 15, 2018, 05:32:58 AM
It's Tax Day!  Well really tomorrow since you get an X-tra day or two when April 15th falls on the weekend.  My personal Taxes are complete (owed nothing to the State again this year  :icon_sunny: ) and the SUN Taxes have been filed as well, just SC Charities wasn't happy with the forms so they have been filled out again and hopefully are satisfactory now.  ::)

In celebration of getting this annual torture session finished, today we are consuming MY personal Sunday Brunch Special from my years working as a Clinical Chemist with 2 16 hour shifts over the weekend.  I got off from the first one at 8AM Sunday morning and due back in at 4PM on Sunday afternoon.  That gave me 8 hours in between the two shifts, and if I wasn't too tired and got some shut-eye overnight at work, on Sunday when I got released from my slavery I would shop the local Lower East Side Bagel Shop, Vegetable market and Jewish Deli for fixins for the RE FULL Breakfast, which had a few variations, but below is representative.  It was full on Piggishness, but I was in my 20s at the time.  ::)

It took an extra hour or so to walk around the neighborhood and buy all the fixins fresh, then the commute back to Flushing, so I didn't get home much before 10 AM.  Then the time spent preparing everything, and then time spent feasting on it.  Then I got maybe 2 hours of nap time and it was back on the Subway to rinse and repeat for the Sunday double shift.

You can enjoy this Piggish Meal of those years (1980s) wiith me today in memory.  I doubt I will ever be able to eat like that again.

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Bagel Procurement Step #1

Bagels were purchased freshly baked at a Bagel shop on 1st Avenue and 12th Street.  They sold only Bagels, nothing else.

(https://briarbagels.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Bagels-Briar-2.jpg)

Veggie Procurement Step #2

Veggies were purchased depending on my mood as fillings for an Omelet.  Mushrooms often a choice along with Spinach.  I always had Bacon, Eggs etc at home as staples so I did not have to buy those.

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Jewish Deli Procurement Step 3

The best and most important stop.  Here I would pick up my thinly sliced Nova to go on the Bagel, a smoked Whitefish or two and Chicken Liver Pate to go spread on crackers as well.  Also some Batampte Half Sour Pickles to clear the palate as well.  Best Pickles in the world, from Brooklyn.

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Then it was on the #7 train back to Flushing with my load of goodies. I won't include all the pics here, but this is how the typical Sunday Omelet looked:

Spinach Mushroom Omelet
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on April 15, 2018, 05:53:55 AM
Lovely fare, but "Tax Day" this year is 4/17.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 15, 2018, 05:56:15 AM
Lovely fare, but "Tax Day" this year is 4/17.

Like I said, you get X-tra time when April 15th falls on the weekend.

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on April 15, 2018, 02:10:38 PM
Lovely fare, but "Tax Day" this year is 4/17.

Like I said, you get X-tra time when April 15th falls on the weekend.

RE

Like I said, “tax day” is on April 17, as I said, as opposed to April 16, as you said.

Got it?
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 15, 2018, 03:18:25 PM
Lovely fare, but "Tax Day" this year is 4/17.

Like I said, you get X-tra time when April 15th falls on the weekend.

RE

Like I said, “tax day” is on April 17, as I said, as opposed to April 16, as you said.

Got it?

Like I said, X-tra day or TWO.  Got it?

RE
Title: 🍱 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/15/2018
Post by: RE on April 15, 2018, 03:36:13 PM
We haven't featured one of our many Jap Bento Box 🍱 combinations in quite some time, which our Nip Female Chef Yoko NoNo has been nagging me about.  I am concerned Yoko will charge me with sex abuse, because once I touched her apron accidentally while slicing up Octopus for Sashimi.  I SWEAR this was not on purpose!  I just accidentally lost control of my very hard 9" Chef's Knife!

This Bento Box 🍱 is relatively "light" after the major Pig🐷 Out at the Sunday Smorgasbord Special earlier today.

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Bento Box 🍱 #2
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on April 15, 2018, 05:40:46 PM
Lovely fare, but "Tax Day" this year is 4/17.

Like I said, you get X-tra time when April 15th falls on the weekend.

RE

Like I said, “tax day” is on April 17, as I said, as opposed to April 16, as you said.

Got it?

Like I said, X-tra day or TWO.  Got it?

RE

Jesus, you can't stand correction of any sort, can you?

The Hannity of Doom.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 15, 2018, 05:48:41 PM

Jesus, you can't stand correction of any sort, can you?

LOL. OK, I admit I was WRONG on this meaningless correction of a day on the due date of taxes this year.  Mea Culpa.

RE
Title: 🥞 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/16/2018
Post by: RE on April 16, 2018, 12:31:50 AM
Heading over to Belgium this morning in the Diner Private Jet✈️ for some Waffles(https://png.pngtree.com/element_origin_min_pic/17/09/15/e3ffd066f72e32aca71c697857d9d1fe.jpg) for Breakfast!  Since they buy so many USTs when we need them to, it's only fair we buy Waffles back from them.  This is Fair Trade!  ::)

RE

Belgian Waffles (https://png.pngtree.com/element_origin_min_pic/17/09/15/e3ffd066f72e32aca71c697857d9d1fe.jpg)
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Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/16/2018
Post by: RE on April 16, 2018, 05:58:50 AM
Asian4Lunch Week is OVAH, and we are back to the Amerikan side of the pond for good Old Fashioned Amerikan Lunches!  :icon_sunny:

Today, we will go with a Navy Bean and Ham recipe. 😋  If you don't make your own stock, I recommend a 50-50 Chicken-Veggie Stock for this one.

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Navy Beans & Ham🥣
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Title: 🐍 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/16/2018
Post by: RE on April 16, 2018, 03:16:00 PM
It's Doomer Dinner Week here on the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

This week we will offer unconventional Meats currently consumed even today which the Prepper might find worthwhile to practice cooking up today for the future.  I will NOT be covering Insect Foods in this week's series!

We'll begin with a favorite of folks living in the Tropical Rainforest, PYTHONS! 🐍

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Smoked & Braised Python🐍
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Title: Re: 🐍 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/16/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 16, 2018, 05:03:45 PM
It's Doomer Dinner Week here on the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

This week we will offer unconventional Meats currently consumed even today which the Prepper might find worthwhile to practice cooking up today for the future.  I will NOT be covering Insect Foods in this week's series!

We'll begin with a favorite of folks living in the Tropical Rainforest, PYTHONS! 🐍

Good week for a cleansing fast.

 ::)
Title: Re: 🐍 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/16/2018
Post by: RE on April 16, 2018, 08:45:26 PM
It's Doomer Dinner Week here on the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

This week we will offer unconventional Meats currently consumed even today which the Prepper might find worthwhile to practice cooking up today for the future.  I will NOT be covering Insect Foods in this week's series!

We'll begin with a favorite of folks living in the Tropical Rainforest, PYTHONS! 🐍

Good week for a cleansing fast.

 ::)

You can do that now of course, but when SHTF Day comes to our neighborhood choices on the Diner Menu will be limited.  This is a good time to get your palate adjusted to some of the potential new offerings.  ;D

Wait until you get a load of the dishes for the rest of the week!  :o

RE
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/17/2018
Post by: RE on April 17, 2018, 12:49:06 AM
Another favorite Omelet for RE, Asparagus, Smoked Salmon and Brie!  :icon_sunny:

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Asparagus, Smoked Salmon & Brie Omelet
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Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/17/2018
Post by: RE on April 17, 2018, 08:31:08 AM
Another favorite college era lunch from Mama Joy's was a hard salami and provolone hero.  Back then they did not heat them up in a Panini grill though, they are even better done this way though.  By the pound, salami comes in pretty cheap compared to other deli meats and 1/4 lb of salami and 1/8 lb of provolone will make a great Panini.  You can add other ingredients to taste, lettuce, tomatoes, onions etc.  All you need is a George Foreman grill and about 5 minutes to heat it up.  Keep one at the office you have instant Gourmet Lunches.  Much better than Microwaving.

RE (https://classroomclipart.com/images/gallery/Clipart/Culinary/TN_chef-wearing-white-hat-welcome-jester-with-smile-clipart-5122.jpg)

Salami & Provolone Panini
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Title: 🐌 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/17/2018
Post by: RE on April 17, 2018, 05:07:20 PM
Here is a current favorite for the Frogs over in Paris even pre-Collapse. Escargot, aka SNAILS 🐌.

One year in my visits with Dad the Pigman in Oz, we had a Snail🐌 Invasion on the front lawn.  Literally hundreds of them.  I collected them in a bucket and froze them, and then would thaw them and sautee in butter, herbs and garlic a dozen or so at a time for a meal addition or appetizer.  A little greasy, but otherwise very good eating!  :icon_sunny:  To this day I have absolutely no idea why we got this snail🐌 invasion, it never happened again in all my other visits to Oz.

(https://texashomeandgarden.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LawnPests.jpg)

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Escargot🐌 in Herb Butter & Garlic
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Title: 🥞 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/18/2018
Post by: RE on April 18, 2018, 02:22:51 AM
One of my aunts who was 2nd generation Ruskie made these.  She had two kids (my cousins) who were among the few relatives of my age that I could tolerate, so I slept over there in my early years before Brazil, and a couple of times after returning.  Unlike my mom, she was a FABULOUS cook, and whatever it was she whipped up for any meal was a culinary delight!  Her hubby was a Butcher and even though they didn't make that much money, he always brought home the best cuts of meat.  She was a Housewife stay at home mom.  That was back in the 60s of course, when such creatures still existed.  ::)  No washing machine even, she did all the laundry on a washboard by hand.  No dishwasher.  They did have a fridge though.

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Ricotta and Apple Syrniki (сы́рники) 🥞
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Title: ⛵ Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/18/2018
Post by: RE on April 18, 2018, 04:27:41 AM
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Greetings Diners!  :icon_sunny:  It's Karl "Ernest Hemingway" Kollapsnik here, standing in for RE who is napping down in the cabin of my Ian Farrier F22-r racing configuration Trimaran.  RE is dong a lot of napping these days.  He did prepare Lunch for us this morning though before we took off on the Regatta.  It's one of his World Famous Maine Lobster Wraps.  I'm here with Kenny and Karen after a fun Road Trip pulling the boat with my converted Kenworth T-2000 Bugout Machine from my lake in Montana here to Bar Harbor where RE runs the Doomstead Diner, when he is not napping or coughing and retching his guts up on the toilet.  You may have read about us in "How I Survived Collapse", RE's comedic novel about gadget addicted preppers.  After the Regatta, we're going to visit REs Top Secret Island off the coast of Maine where he has 5 years of preps buried which he has been shipping over there with his 38' Nauticat Motor Sailer over the last couple of years.

Here's a video of us cruising the harbor in Cassandra and eating lunch.  Doing a nice comfortable 15 knots, and we were so far out in front that enjoying the Lobster Wraps while sailing was no issue.  I barely even had to trim the sails.

http://www.youtube.com/v/rKqHYYmfBQc

Karl "EH" Kollapsnik (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-llWImWTDQwA/USaMpjU-XxI/AAAAAAAAAdU/6GAH4ci0d4k/s400/Ernest Hemingway 01.png)

Lobster BLT Wrap
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Title: 🐿️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/18/2018
Post by: RE on April 18, 2018, 04:44:04 PM
Coincidentally after talking about dead rabbits this morning, I already had this Doomer Dinner planned, Squirrel!🐿️

Don't waste your Ammo for squirrels🐿️, they're EZ to trap.

(http://www.thetrapmaker.com/images/new squirrels2_adjust_1_1_1.jpg)

Or you can use your slingshot to stun them, then dispatch humanely and quickly with your big ass hunting knife.

(http://2d0kr92f96zwxdnni4d4ifav.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SlingShot-Hunting.jpg) (http://www.downunderknives.com/files/images/Mistress5.jpg)

Skinning your squirrels🐿️ is not much different than skinning a rabbit🐇.

http://www.youtube.com/v/4c8OyexZ10E

Now, let's enjoy tonight's SHTF Day meal.  :icon_sunny:

Squirrel🐿️.  It's whats for Dinner.

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Buffalo Squirrel🐿️ Wings
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/19/2018
Post by: RE on April 19, 2018, 02:05:47 AM
Only two types of people will make one of these for breakfast.  A professional chef in a high end restaurant or a complete foodie nutcase when he has all morning to prepare the thing and cook it to perfection  This is not a morning meal you whip up for yourself before you rush out the door to jump on the subway for the morning commute. Also not something you cook up for the kiddies even if you are a stay at home Mr. Mom. Also even if it is Sunday Morning, just for yourself it's not worth the trouble to make one just for yourself.  You gotta be serving breakfast for at least 4 people to make this worthwhile.  Even then it's questionable.  They're not THAT much different than a Quiche made with similar ingredients, and the quiche you can keep in the fridge and eat all week for breakfast or lunch.  I only made souffles while at Capsuto Freres.  It's a pain in the ass.

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Breakfast Souffle🍳
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Title: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/19/2018
Post by: RE on April 19, 2018, 06:30:45 AM
I had a bit of a tough time today deciding on a Lunch Special.  When I don't have a Weekly Theme for a meal, selections are vast to choose from.  ::)  I only do one weekly theme a week, this week it's Doomer Dinners for after SHTF Day.  So it's open season for Breakfast and Lunch choices.  I also try not to do duplications of stuff I have put up before, which makes this still more difficult to choose from.

In this case I finally decided on a Soup🍜4Lunch choice, Lentil Soup.  Anytime you choose a soup🍜 as a main course for your meal, it has to be a thick, rich and hearty one.  One of my earliest memories is of the Lentil Soup🍜 which my Grandma made from scratch.  In my memory, it was absolutely scrumptious.  You don't see Lentil Soup🍜 on the menu too often here in the FSoA, and for myself in the years since then about the only Lentil Soup I have consumed is the canned Progresso version, which is OK but a poor imitation of what I remember Grandma's soup to be like.

Along with the soup🍜, you want a nice piece of crusty break to dip in there, or at the very least some saltine crackers to crush up and add to the soup.  You can also sprinkle the grated cheese of your choice on top or some sour cream.

Reviewing the recipes for Lentil Soup🍜 this morning, like all dishes there are a wide variety.  I will likely feature another one in future Specials.  This one reminds me most of what Grandma's looked like.

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Lentil Soup
(https://hilahcooking.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/simple-lentil-soup-recipe.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/19/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 19, 2018, 07:37:22 AM

In this case I finally decided on a Soup🍜4Lunch choice, Lentil Soup.  Anytime you choose a soup🍜 as a main course for your meal, it has to be a thick, rich and hearty one.  One of my earliest memories is of the Lentil Soup🍜 which my Grandma made from scratch.  In my memory, it was absolutely scrumptious.  You don't see Lentil Soup🍜 on the menu too often here in the FSoA, and for myself in the years since then about the only Lentil Soup I have consumed is the canned Progresso version, which is OK but a poor imitation of what I remember Grandma's soup to be like.

Reviewing the recipes for Lentil Soup🍜 this morning, like all dishes there are a wide variety.  I will likely feature another one in future Specials.  This one reminds me most of what Grandma's looked like.

Lentil Soup
(https://hilahcooking.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/simple-lentil-soup-recipe.jpg)

 My mother would serve up lentils from time to time when I was a kid, and I absolutely hated the dish. It wasn’t until I would became an adult that I could appreciate the virtues of a well-made lentil soup. There is a German restaurant across the river down here that does a fabulous lentil soup that by itself is worth the trip, it’s also a German beer garden, so what’s not to like?
I agree with you that the canned soups Really can’t hold a candle to the real deal. I liked that the one you pictured features carrots which is an essential part of a well-made little soup.

I could live on soup.
Title: Re: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/19/2018
Post by: RE on April 19, 2018, 08:49:26 AM
My mother would serve up lentils from time to time when I was a kid, and I absolutely hated the dish. It wasn’t until I would became an adult that I could appreciate the virtues of a well-made lentil soup. There is a German restaurant across the river down here that does a fabulous lentil soup that by itself is worth the trip, it’s also a German beer garden, so what’s not to like?
I agree with you that the canned soups Really can’t hold a candle to the real deal. I liked that the one you pictured features carrots which is an essential part of a well-made little soup.

I could live on soup.

Me too.  Soup was one of the last things I really enjoyed eating until I began to slowly starve to death.  A steady part of my diet over all the years, including all those cans of Cambell's Condensed Alphabet Soup with all those little noodle letters that I began to recognize as a child.  The best soups though are always made from scratch, not canned.  I have featured many soups which were favorites of mine over the years on the Diner Menu, but I haven't even scratched the surface.  There will be more Soup Theme Weeks coming in the future.

If I ever recover from this agonizing end to my life, when I visit you in Norfolk we will go to that Beer Garden for Lentil Soup and a few pints of the Oktoberfest Special.  :icon_sunny:  Otherwise, we will enjoy a bowl when you join me in the Great Beyond.

RE
Title: 🐦 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/19/2018
Post by: RE on April 19, 2018, 07:00:24 PM
Today we're visiting the Fowl Family for Doomer Dinner, Pidgeons!  :icon_sunny:  You can think of them like a really skinny Doom Chicken.

The main thing I don't like with hunted birds is they are usually downed with a shotgun.  Makes for a very messy corpse.  If you can nail one with your sling though, this is the way to go.  You would have to be really good though to hit one moving through the air, like Ayla was able to do in Clan of the Cave Bear.  Easier to get if it is sitting on a branch or pecking at seeds you throw out on the ground as bait.

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First let's clean tonight's meal

http://www.youtube.com/v/sde85XJpj1E

Now let's EAT!

Thyme infused Pigeon Breast with Medlar & Red Wine
(https://www.london-unattached.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/pigeon.jpg)

See?  Doomer foods don't HAVE to be gross.  ;D
Title: 🥐 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/20/2018
Post by: RE on April 20, 2018, 03:08:31 AM
A bit high in refined sugar, but once in a while a Danish🥐 with a Double Espresso :coffee: is a nice way to get a morning energy jolt.⚡  Many styles and fillings available to choose from at the Diner.

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Raspberry Pinwheel Danish Pastry
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Title: 🌭 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/20/2018
Post by: RE on April 20, 2018, 08:11:56 AM
More samples from the Diner Gourmet Hot Dog🌭 list of Tube Steaks for Lunch Special today!  :icon_sunny:

RE (https://png.pngtree.com/element_origin_min_pic/17/07/07/4929525c0cd8496fd9c443621fcaf120.jpg)

MOAR Gourmet Hot Dogs🌭
(https://pocketchangegourmet.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Hot-Dog-Bar.jpg)

In today's Specials, I am most partial to the TacoDog.
Title: Re: 🌭 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/20/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 20, 2018, 09:18:04 AM
More samples from the Diner Gourmet Hot Dog🌭 list of Tube Steaks for Lunch Special today!  :icon_sunny:

RE (https://png.pngtree.com/element_origin_min_pic/17/07/07/4929525c0cd8496fd9c443621fcaf120.jpg)

MOAR Gourmet Hot Dogs🌭
(https://pocketchangegourmet.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Hot-Dog-Bar.jpg)

In today's Specials, I am most partial to the TacoDog.

As for me...
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But all good.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 20, 2018, 09:26:49 AM
Everything comes and goes...marked by lovers and styles of clothes.

For several years, Austin was full of great hot dog vendors, but now the tide has gone back out. I struggle to find a decent Chicago dog in this town anymore. There isn't one close enough to the office for lunch, I know that.

I need to plan a trip to Chicago. Chicago dogs and Myopic Books...and maybe see the kid while I'm there if I have time. After it warms up there, of course.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 20, 2018, 09:31:26 AM
Everything comes and goes...marked by lovers and styles of clothes.

For several years, Austin was full of great hot dog vendors, but now the tide has gone back out. I struggle to find a decent Chicago dog in this town anymore. There isn't one close enough to the office for lunch, I know that.

I need to plan a trip to Chicago. Chicago dogs and Myopic Books...and maybe see the kid while I'm there if I have time. After it warms up there, of course.

You can always buy just a plain Hot Dog and keep the fixin's for Chicago Style in a small fridge at work and spruce it up.

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on April 20, 2018, 09:33:09 AM
Sounds like a lot of trouble just for a fuckin' hot dog. LOL.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on April 20, 2018, 09:47:35 AM
Sounds like a lot of trouble just for a fuckin' hot dog. LOL.

Nah.  5 minutes the most to do the augmentation job if the fixins are in the fridge.  Chili Dogs are harder of course because you have to heat up the chili.  Cheese you gotta melt the cheese.  Anything using stuff that does not need to be heated though can be done very quick.

RE
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: azozeo on April 20, 2018, 10:34:55 AM
nice buns...
Title: 🐀 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/20/2018
Post by: RE on April 20, 2018, 03:46:03 PM
Not a popular source of animal protein here in the west, in many Asian countries Rats🐀 are a regular part of the diet.  Like the squirrels and rabbits, they're just another small mammal, although the image they conjure up is one of disease and infestation.  They're not unhealthy to eat though in most cases, long as they are cooked to well-done.  Rat🐀 meat is a meat I would NOT eat raw.  I've never sampled Rat🐀, but according to the recipes, it Tastes Like Chicken, just with 4 legs.

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Rat🐀 Kebabs
(http://i2.asntown.net/5/mouse_grilled.jpg)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/21/2018
Post by: RE on April 21, 2018, 02:02:17 AM
For this morning's Diner Special Breakfast, we're taking a trip back in time in Mr. Peabody's WAYBAC Machine to 7 years ago, briefly after RE got the Rotor Rooter job done on his femoral arteries and briefly before the founding of the Doomstead Diner.  Well before RE broke his neck, and everything was working pretty good.  The legs were almost back to normal, if not their best years of my misspent youth and although I wasn't climbing mountains, a weekend fishing🐟 trip and some car camping was a regular feature of the summer.  I was driving the now dearly departed 1989 Mazda MPV, which had plenty of room for gear and 4WD.  I didn't go to super remote lakes, just some within about 100 miles of where I live in Palmer.  You get even 20 miles out of Palmer though and it's pretty much wilderness, except you still have cell phone service and internet. :icon_sunny:  Well, at least true if you don't go too far off the Parks or Glenn Highways anyhow.

The gym schedule in the summer got us done much earlier than the rest of the year due to the gymmies being out of school, we were finished for the day by 4PM.  Besides that it was light out until around 11PM, and twilight after that. The night before I would have the Mazda packed and ready to go after work.  Tent, stove and grill, air mattress, sleeping bag, laptop, ice cooler & food goodies, beer & cigarettes.

After work I would jump in the Mazda and head to the lake of choice for the weekend. 1-2 hours driving time.  Arrange for a campsite if it wasn't free public access camping and set up camp.  This took another 1-2 hours.  Cook dinner for the final meal of the day, usually a thick and juicy Ribeye Steak🥩 cooked over an open fire on the grill with some steamed veggies drenched in butter.  Cooking prep time and eating, total about 1-2 hours also.  All together after the day of work I was usually done by around 8-9PM and would retire to the tent to surf doom, and at the time compose a post or two to our Yahoo Group Reverse Engineering.  Asleep by around 10PM for an early wake up call set on my smart phone around 4AM the following morning for some FISHING!🐟  :icon_sunny:

I would usually spend the first couple of hours in a semi-sleepy haze holding the fishing🐟 pole while drinking coffee until I hopefully actually caught something, which didn't always happen but sometimes I got really lucky too!  If I caught nothing, breakfast was something from the cooler, bacon and eggs typically.  But if I got LUCKY, it was freshly caught Walleye🐟 or Lake Trout🐟! There is no better breakfast on earth than fish🐟 straight from the lake to the plate.  It was Heaven on Earth in those daze.  They will never come again on this side of the Great Divide for RE. :'(

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First let's catch the Fish!🐟
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Now let's EAT!
Fresh Walleye🐟 with mustard-dill sauce.
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Title: 🥗 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/21/2018
Post by: RE on April 21, 2018, 09:57:49 AM
These are favorites among the Paleo Diet Diners who visit the Diner for a To-Go Lunch from our Drive-Thru window, eventually to be converted to a Bike-Thru window and then a Goat-Pulled Cart window.

In this lunch, you eliminate the Grain and Bread component in favor of a lettuce leaf to wrap up your Tuna Salad.  These days you might want to avoid Romaine Lettuce though.   ::)  Seems there are Salmonella problems with this spreading around.

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Lettuce Wrapped Tuna
(http://mottschannelseafood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Tuna-Salad-Lettuce-Wrap.jpg)
Title: 🐸 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/21/2018
Post by: RE on April 21, 2018, 07:10:52 PM
Took the kids down to the pond today and set them loose catching frogs🐸.  Fun day for the kids, last day for the frogs🐸 they caught.  Kermit🐸 has been miserable since we cooked up Miss Piggy🐷 anyhow.

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Asian Style Sticky Grilled Frog's🐸 Legs
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Title: 🍱 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 4/22/2018
Post by: RE on April 22, 2018, 04:00:21 AM
I headed over to the Danish Table at the Smorgasbord this morning and loaded up on those cool little open face cocktail sandwiches the descendents of Hamlet make for breakfast.  "To Eat or Not to Eat, that is the Question?  ???  They are almost too gorgeous too eat!  So I spend a half hour or so just looking at them while I work through my first Loaded Bloody Mary.  In those days I would eat them.  Today I would buy them and they would sit in the fridge being looked at until they go bad.

On my trips to Eurotrashland, I had full Smorgasbords Danish style 3 times, twice on the Ferry to get there & back and once more while I was visiting my friend Torsten who I had met on a prior trip in the south of France.  FABULOUS eating experience! 😋

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Another Loaded Bloody Mary
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Danish Open Face Breakfast Sandwiches
(http://www.thebestdeli.com/photos/Danish%20open%20face%20sandwiches.jpg)
Title: 🐱 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/22/2018
Post by: RE on April 22, 2018, 05:54:56 PM
It's Sunday and time for our last Doomer Dinner of the week.  I'm sure few Diners will miss the end of this week arriving for this dinner theme. ::)

We have run short of frogs, squirrels and rats, and it's time to put our trusty housecat Garfield under the knife.  Garfield was well fattened after years of eating Lasagna, but since we ran out of fixings for Lasagna has been losing weight and is very depressed too.  So we are putting him out of his misery to enjoy a Swiss Recipe for Cat🐱 Stew while there is still some meat left on his bones.  The Swiss are famous for their Cat🐱 Recipes.

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Swiss Cat Stew
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Title: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/23/2018
Post by: RE on April 23, 2018, 12:49:48 AM
It's Soup🍜4Breakfast Week on Special here at the Diner!

Soup🍜 was mentioned by Surly last week as something he could "live on".  And in fact if you go back to H-G days, besides roasting stuff over an open fire or burying with hot coals, making stews and soups🍜 was about the only form of cooking available to Homo Saps.  They didn't have the cookware we have available today before metallurgy.  You can however boil water in a leather bucket or even a leaf, because the water keeps the leather or leaf from reaching its oxidation temperature.  In this case it's a cabbage leaf.

(http://survivaltek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/BoilingWaterInCabbageLeaf.jpg)

So even before there were clay pots, soups could be made by adding what ingredients you had available inside the leaf and letting it simmer a while.  Impossible to know how far back in the mists of time this trick was discovered by Homo Saps, since no archaeological evidence would remain of that.

In modern Amerika, Soup🍜4Breakfast is not real popular, but around the world it is very common.  We'll start the week off with a very common one, Ramen Noodle Soup🍜 with Poached Eggs.  I really like this one because it is FABULOUS for Homeless SNAP Card Cooking!  :icon_sunny:  It only takes one pot from your mess kit (you don't need to use a leaf) .It's also one of the cheapest meals you can make and cooks up fast, 10 minutes and you are eating.  20 cents for a package of Ramen Noodles at Walmart, another 25 cents for the egg.  If you have some leftovers from last night, feel free to chop them up and add to this too! :icon_sunny:  The one below has some added mushrooms, scallions and pieces of chicken I think.

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Ramen Noodles & Egg Soup
(http://nevermorelane.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/egg-chicken-bacon-ramen.jpg)
Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/23/2018
Post by: RE on April 23, 2018, 09:45:11 AM
We havent had Pizza🍕4Lunch in a while, and for today's offering I am going with a Thick Crust Rectangular Sicilian Pizza🍕.

I'm not a fan of thick crust myself, I like the thin and crispy type.  But lots of Diners like this.  I do like the rectangular shape though, this is particularly good when you have a sleepover for the gymmies at the gym.  You can divide these  up into nice EZ to Eat squares as opposed to the triangles you get out of your round pizzas🍕.  A large one will get you 12-16 squares.  Gymmies love pizza🍕 too, a favorite kid food.  Also a good choice on a buffet table for a meeting for adults.

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Sicilian Thick Crust Pizza🍕
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Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/23/2018
Post by: RE on April 23, 2018, 05:19:08 PM
It's Monday Meat🥩 Special here at the Diner again, and for this week's cut of beef🥩 we are grilling up London Broil🥩.  It's pretty good grilled, although I prefer cuts with more FAT on them usually.  However, for the Meatosaurus🥩 who prefers his/her meat🥩 more lean, London Broil🥩 is a good cut to use.  The key in BBQing it is to slow cook over a low flame.  A great advantage is it will serve 4-6 people nicely.  I liked it with a topping of Mushrooms, this one has some Asian Toppings on it.  For leftovers, it's good for making Steak🥩 Sandwiches.

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Asian Style BBQ London Broil🥩
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Title: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/24/2018
Post by: RE on April 24, 2018, 03:35:59 AM
It's Soup🍜4Breakfast Week on Special here at the Diner!

Today's S🍜4B is one loved by 1.3B Chinese and popular here too in the Chinese Restaurants. but they're not generally open for breakfast.  For me, I like Won Ton or Hot & Sour🍜 soup more than Egg Drop, so I rarely order it for the lunch or dinner soup🍜.  There are also variations on plain EDS🍜 with different veggies in them, we may feature one of these at a future date on the Diner.

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Egg Drop Soup🍜
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Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/23/2018
Post by: RE on April 24, 2018, 08:05:51 AM
Heading back over to the Italian menu at the Diner today for a Ravioli🍝 Lunch.

Back when I was a kid, Ravioli🍝 only came with two types of fillings, meat or cheese.  I was mainly a meat ravioli🍝 kid in those days.  Later I came to prefer cheese ravioli🍝.  Nowadays though, you can find just about anything stuffed into a ravioli🍝.  ::)  Today's offering fulfills our Vegan meal for the week on Special for lunch.  Gluten free also!  :icon_sunny:

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Butternut Squash Ravioli
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Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/24/2018
Post by: RE on April 24, 2018, 05:38:22 PM
Roast Chicken🐔, with the variation this one is Spatchcocked and uses Peruvian spices on that nice crispy skin.  Never had this recipe, but it looks damn good.

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Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken🐔 with Tangy Green Sauce
(https://assets.epicurious.com/photos/5732526f1877f76a0e20831c/master/pass/EP_05102016_PeruvianStyleRoastChicken_recipe_.jpg)
Title: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/25/2018
Post by: RE on April 25, 2018, 02:13:30 AM
It's Soup🍜4Breakfast Week on Special here at the Diner!

You don't absolutely HAVE to go over to Asia to find a Soup🍜4Breakfast.  This one is Homegrown Amerikan and highly recommended by Foodies at the Diner.😋

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Butternut Squash-Apple Breakfast Soup🍜
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Title: Re: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/24/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 25, 2018, 03:49:39 AM
Roast Chicken🐔, with the variation this one is Spatchcocked and uses Peruvian spices on that nice crispy skin.  Never had this recipe, but it looks damn good.


Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken🐔 with Tangy Green Sauce
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Title: 📺 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/25/2018
Post by: RE on April 25, 2018, 07:53:24 AM
We're back over in Asia today for lunch, taking a tour of Bangok Street food.  I fly over there regularly in the Diner Private 747 Jet to get new ideas of stuff to drop on the Diner Menu.

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The Ultimate Thai Food Tour of Bangkok
http://www.youtube.com/v/keZjgPiJJO8

Thai Street Food Cornucopia
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Title: 🐄 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/25/2018
Post by: RE on April 25, 2018, 01:48:37 PM
This was my ex-wife's specialty, she was 2nd generation Hungarian.  I also had a Hungarian girlfriend in college for a while too.  Her mom made a very good Goulash, and even better Chicken Paprikash.

Goulash is mainly just the Hungarian variation of beef🐄 stew, and there are many variations on it, some with veggies some just the BEEF!🐄  You can also have thinner versions as soup, eat a thicker version as stew alone or ladle it over noodles or rice or potatoes.

The main feature of Goulash are the two ingredients ubiquitous in Hungarian cooking, Paprika and Sour Cream.  Not sure why paprika appears in so many Hungarian recipes, do they grow it around there? ???  :icon_scratch:

Anyhow, here is my ex-wife's version more or less, all BEEF🐄 over noodles with a dollop of sour cream.

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Hungarian Goulash over Noodles
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Title: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/26/2018
Post by: RE on April 26, 2018, 01:12:23 AM
Here's a Soup🍜4Breakfast from the Vegans.  This one actually looks appetizing!  :o

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vegan peanut, sweet potato, and kale soup with coconut soup🍜
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Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/26/2018
Post by: RE on April 26, 2018, 10:43:19 AM
Here at the Diner, we feature a HUGE variety of Tacos, one of our most favored Lunch offerings especially at the To-Go window.  Here's one of the favorites.  You can get this in either the Soft Taco or Crispy Taco variety, whichever you prefer.

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Caramelized Pork🐖 Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
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Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/26/2018
Post by: RE on April 26, 2018, 03:39:00 PM
Since Pasta🍝 is such a staple of the Itie diet and Pasta🍝 comes in so many shapes and sizes and types that can be filled with...anything...you can never run out of Itie dishes to put on Special from this category.  :icon_sunny:  Today we are going with Stuffed Shells🍝, and since this is the first time we have stuffed shells🍝 on Special, it's the basic and very popular version of cheese stuffed shells🍝.

Stuffing shells🍝 is not a whole lot different than making Lasagna🍝.  You boil the pasta🍝 first to get it soft, then you arrange in the baking dish and fill with what you like, then coat the whole thing in some kind of sauce and cheese and bake.  30 minutes later, you have your delicious finished product.😋

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Cheese Stuffed Shells🍝
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Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/26/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 26, 2018, 05:06:23 PM

Cheese Stuffed Shells🍝
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Title: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/27/2018
Post by: RE on April 27, 2018, 02:11:14 AM
It's Soup🍜4Breakfast Week on Special here at the Diner!

Today's Soup🍜4Breakfast comes to us from Tunisia.  I've never had this one either.

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Lablabi - Tunisian Chickpea Soup🍜
(http://www.slowburningpassion.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Tunisian-Lablabi-Chickepea-Soup.jpg)
Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/27/2018
Post by: RE on April 27, 2018, 07:51:01 AM
In honor of Subway closing another 500 stores, for today's Lunch Special we are offering up the Classic Italian BMT (Bigger, Meatier, Tastier) Sub🥪.  Back in my HS daze, we had if not the first one of the first Subway franchises on the corner of 14th Street and 1st Avenue.  My usual there was the Spicy Italian, which substituted more Pepperoni and Salami for the Ham on the BMT.  Came in a little cheaper.

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Subway Italian BMT 🥪
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Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/27/2018
Post by: RE on April 27, 2018, 02:29:00 PM
It's Fish🐟 Friday again here at the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

Today we are going with BBQ Salmon🐟, but this time rather than a Fillet we are having Salmon🐟 Steaks.  In this cut you chop up a fairly large salmon🐟 sideways as opposed to slicing the meat off the bone lengthwise.  It's a much easier job than doing a good fillet.  The downside is the bones are still in there, but the meat falls away from the bones quite easily so it's not a huge issue.  Upside is you get a thicker cut of meat which tends to grill a little better and makes for a different presentation.

Regardless whether you are using fillets or steaks, when you grill salmon🐟 you should always marinate it with dry rub with seasonings beforehand, and the choices are endless there.  Easiest is just to sprinkle on Old Bay and rub it in, then brush on olive oil and garlic as you grill, but you can pick what you like in this respect.  Here's a nice one with an Asian sauce.

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Grilled Salmon🐟 Steak with Hoisin BBQ Sauce
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Title: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/28/2018
Post by: RE on April 28, 2018, 03:39:26 AM
It's the last Soup🍜4Breakfast on Special of the Week here at the Diner!

Today's Soup🍜4Breakfast comes to us from Cambodia.  I missed trying it on this trip walking the earth as a meat package.  Maybe next time

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Cambodian Dumpling Noodle Soup🍜
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Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/28/2018
Post by: RE on April 28, 2018, 09:53:55 AM
Pasta4Lunch today!  :icon_sunny:

Today's Pasta🍝 is Tortellini🍝, which over the last few years before the appetite issues was my Go-To pasta🍝.  I love getting that little bite of cheese or other filling with every noodle🍝.  :icon_sunny:  Not as huge though per noodle🍝 as raviolis, which are also good.  Tortellinis🍝 are also good Hot, Room Temperature or Cold in salads, making them a very versatile lunch item.

For our first Tortellini🍝 recipe, it's basic cheese tortellini🍝 in pesto sauce.

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Cheese Tortellini🍝 in Pesto Sauce
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Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/28/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 28, 2018, 10:44:28 AM
Pasta4Lunch today!  :icon_sunny:

Today's Pasta🍝 is Tortellini🍝, which over the last few years before the appetite issues was my Go-To pasta🍝.  I love getting that little bite of cheese or other filling with every noodle🍝.  :icon_sunny:  Not as huge though per noodle🍝 as raviolis, which are also good.  Tortellinis🍝 are also good Hot, Room Temperature or Cold in salads, making them a very versatile lunch item.

For our first Tortellini🍝 recipe, it's basic cheese tortellini🍝 in pesto sauce.

Cheese Tortellini🍝 in Pesto Sauce
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Superb choice.

It is a little known fact that I can and have created a pesto sauce that will make the angels weep for joy.
Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/28/2018
Post by: RE on April 28, 2018, 12:32:36 PM
Pasta4Lunch today!  :icon_sunny:

Today's Pasta🍝 is Tortellini🍝, which over the last few years before the appetite issues was my Go-To pasta🍝.  I love getting that little bite of cheese or other filling with every noodle🍝.  :icon_sunny:  Not as huge though per noodle🍝 as raviolis, which are also good.  Tortellinis🍝 are also good Hot, Room Temperature or Cold in salads, making them a very versatile lunch item.

For our first Tortellini🍝 recipe, it's basic cheese tortellini🍝 in pesto sauce.

Cheese Tortellini🍝 in Pesto Sauce
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Superb choice.

It is a little known fact that I can and have created a pesto sauce that will make the angels weep for joy.

You definitely reveal your inner Itie with this thread.  You always perk up when we put a Pasta dish on Special.  ;D

When I recover🤞, I look forward to trying your pesto sauce at the next Convocation.

RE
Title: Re: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/28/2018
Post by: Surly1 on April 28, 2018, 03:32:09 PM
Pasta4Lunch today!  :icon_sunny:

Today's Pasta🍝 is Tortellini🍝, which over the last few years before the appetite issues was my Go-To pasta🍝.  I love getting that little bite of cheese or other filling with every noodle🍝.  :icon_sunny:  Not as huge though per noodle🍝 as raviolis, which are also good.  Tortellinis🍝 are also good Hot, Room Temperature or Cold in salads, making them a very versatile lunch item.

For our first Tortellini🍝 recipe, it's basic cheese tortellini🍝 in pesto sauce.

Cheese Tortellini🍝 in Pesto Sauce
(http://ot-foodspotting-production.s3.amazonaws.com/reviews/1067895/thumb_600.jpg?1322000434)

Superb choice.

It is a little known fact that I can and have created a pesto sauce that will make the angels weep for joy.

You definitely reveal your inner Itie with this thread.  You always perk up when we put a Pasta dish on Special.  ;D

When I recover🤞, I look forward to trying your pesto sauce at the next Convocation.

RE

You're on. I'll even put it over tortellini.
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/28/2018
Post by: RE on April 28, 2018, 04:07:49 PM
It's Steak🥩 Saturday here at the Diner again!

For today's cut of BEEF🐄, we're going with one of the cheapest cuts you can get, Chuck Roast🥩.  It's often prepared more as a Pot Roast than as Steak🥩 because it's a pretty tough cut and benefits from a slow cook.  When prepared that way, I don't generally think of it as steak🥩 though, more like stew.  It does cook up quite well on the BBQ though because it has lots of FAT 😋.  Even better in the Smoker.  A very good cut to use if you are feeding a large number of people and want to treat them to something classier than Hamburgers at your BBQ event, but at roughly the same price.

RE (https://png.pngtree.com/element_origin_min_pic/17/07/07/4929525c0cd8496fd9c443621fcaf120.jpg)

Smoked BBQ Chuck Roast🥩
(https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/images/2016/08/20160802-barbecue-chuck-12-1500x1125.jpg)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 4/29/2018
Post by: RE on April 29, 2018, 02:23:07 AM
This morning I am headed over to the Japanese table at the Diner Buffet to sample some of the fabulous array of Sashimi🐟 our Sushi Chef Seppuku Kamikaze fillets from the vast array of fish🐟 brought into the Bar Harbor Marina each day by local fisherman, as well as additional varieties flown in daily from the Fish🐟 Market in Tokyo, the largest in the world on the Diner Private Jet✈️.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/21/95/75/21957599ee062d2d5aaec9e17b9f8f19.jpg)

I got a large Churashi Bowl full of some of my favorites for a real PIG OUT🐷 on JUST THE FISH🐟.  Normally of course even in my youthful years with a decent appetite, I never ordered a sampling so large, about a dozen slices of various types of fish🐟 was my limit for Sashimi🐟.  If I was still hungry at the Nip restaurant, I would order something else off the menu, not more Sashimi🐟.  Our Food Ranger friend from Utoob Mark Wiens has no such limitations though, he can down 50 pieces of Sashimi🐟 at the Sushi Bar in Tokyo in one sitting, no problem.  At the bargain price of $300 for the meal too!  ::)

Before we get to actually eating the Sashimi🐟 though, the first half of the video below takes us for a tour of the Tokyo Fish🐟 Market, and this is what I found even more astounding than Mark's appetite for the stuff.  With the amount of fish🐟 they are auctioning off each day, I am astounded we haven't emptied the ocean of marine life already!  ::)  You have to watch at least the first 10 minutes or so of this video to appreciate this.  It's insane.  Not to mention, although it's the largest Fish🐟 Market of this type in the world, there are numerous other really big ones in places like Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok and San Francisco.  When will the Fish🐟 Run Out? ???  :icon_scratch:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Cm2dczXpBG0

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Sashimi🐟 Pig�� Out Platter
(http://www.cardinalsushi.com/images/SashimiPlatter.jpg)
Title: 🍣 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/29/2018
Post by: RE on April 29, 2018, 02:26:45 PM
I was one of the first to hit the Sunday Smorgasbord early this morning, so even though I had an ENORMOUS Churashi Bowl of Sashimi, I'm hungry again and it's time for an early dinner!  :icon_sunny:

The raw, fresh fish🐟 was so good I got a craving for some raw oysters(http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg) on the half shell, and ran across these Mega Monsta Mutant Oysters(http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg) at the Fish Market which I think must be harvested from the shoals around Fukushima Daichi 1.  I have never in my life seen an Oyster(http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg) this BIG!  You do NOT need a dozen of these Oysters(http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg) for a meal!  One of them is the size of a Fillet Mignon and would make a fabulous Surf🐟 & Turf🥩 combo on its own!

Since I have never actually eaten an oyster(http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg) this big, I can't tell you how much the texture or taste varies from that of the more typically sized oyster(http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg).  Probably not much although the oyster(http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg) itself has different parts which have different textures, so as you cut into it and eat bite by bite you will get more changes than eating a smaller oyster whole.

I do wonder how long it takes for an oyster(http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg) to get this big? (without radiation or GMO or hormone enhancements) ???  :icon_scratch:  Really big lobsters can take 30-40 years to grow.

In the Jap Fish Market, these babies come in at $13 a piece, which actually isn't a bad price compared to a dozen more normal sized oysters(http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg)

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Mega Massive Mutant Gigasized Oyster (http://clipartstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/oyster-clipart-7-300x200.jpg)
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Gw2lFs7xVng/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 4/30/2018
Post by: RE on April 30, 2018, 03:51:52 AM
After all those Soup🍜4Breakfast meals from last week mostly from Asia, it's time to get back to a more traditional Amerikan breakfast this morning.  Today we will go with a Full Southern Breakfast, including the puke🤮 Biscuits & Gravy.

RE (https://png.pngtree.com/element_origin_min_pic/17/07/07/4929525c0cd8496fd9c443621fcaf120.jpg)

Full Southern Breakfast
(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/southern-breakfast-platter-another-look-traditional-biscuits-gravy-bacon-hashbrowns-sausage-patty-two-fried-eggs-73396666.jpg)
Title: 🍔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/30/2018
Post by: RE on April 30, 2018, 10:45:44 AM
It's Pigman Burger🍔4Lunch Week here at the Diner!

As you know, the Diner has a Global reputation among the Elite as the premier Dining experience on the Planet, so we have a regular flow of Pigmen dropping in for Lunch, usually flying in to our rooftop heliport from their Private Yachts moored offshore.  We don't have any slips at the dock  for anything bigger than 100'.

(http://www.charterworld.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Amarula-Sun-ex.-Mine-Games-with-helicopter.jpg)

Every Pigman has his favorite Burger🍔, we'll start with the Bill & Buffet Double Burger🍔 which they always order up when they show up for our Bridge Tournament each year.  It's the good old fashioned All-Amerikan Bacon Double Cheeseburger🍔, since one pattie isn't enough consumption for these guys.  Fully Loaded with Lettuce, Tomato, Onions & Batampte Half Sour Pickles with the Diner Special Sauce.

Bill & Warren enjoying Lunch at the Diner
(http://i.imgur.com/Ml1z5wv.jpg)

RE (https://png.pngtree.com/element_origin_min_pic/17/07/07/4929525c0cd8496fd9c443621fcaf120.jpg)

Bill & Buffet All-Amerikan Bacon Double Cheeseburger🍔
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/56cde7dfb6aa6031534b92cb/1456334819516/?format=750w)
Title: 🍖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 4/30/2018
Post by: RE on April 30, 2018, 06:28:00 PM
It's Meat🍖 Monday for Dinner here again on the Diner!  :icon_sunny:

To clarify what "Meat"🍖 means in this context, while it often refers to Beef, aka Cow Flesh, in fact it can be any part of any Mammal from Mice right on up to Bear meat.  Pigs and Sheep also count as meat.  Birds do not, they are Fowl.  Fish also no, that is fish.  Reptiles like Alligator and Snakes are a grey area.  Insects definitely not meat.  Mostly the really Doomerish foods though will have their own Weekly Specials anyhow.

For today's Monday Meat🍖 Special, we will go with the Amerikan Bison(http://www.clker.com/cliparts/m/P/X/F/3/o/bison-right-hi.png), nearly hunted to extinction during the Genocide of the First Nations People as a means to starve them out of existence, since just giving them Smallpox Infected Blankets and Massacring them wasn't doing the job fast neough.  They have made a comeback though in recent years both in the "Wild" around Yellowstone and as a domesticated ranching species raised for its meat🍖.

The meat🍖 is generally more lean than typical cow meat and Bison(http://www.clker.com/cliparts/m/P/X/F/3/o/bison-right-hi.png) are usually raised Organically also, so generally a more healthy meat🍖 to use in your recipes.  More expensive also of course.  Today's offering are Short Ribs🍖, which are meatier than regulas ribs but have more fat on them than most steak cuts have.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Merlot Bison Short Ribs🍖 (http://www.clker.com/cliparts/m/P/X/F/3/o/bison-right-hi.png)
(http://bisoncouncil.com/static/assets/images/heroes-recipes/heavenly-merlot-bison-short-ribs.png)
Title: 🍩 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/1/2018
Post by: RE on May 01, 2018, 04:32:43 AM
We're going light this morning for breakfast with a Muffin & Double Espresso.

In this case I went for a Macadamia Nut Muffin.  Macadamia Nuts weren't available in my youth, I read somewhere that until somebody invented a machine to crack the shells they weren't commercially viable.   Once they did appear on the shelves though, they became a favorite nut, rivaling Pistachios for me.  The chocolate covered versions are good too, and so are the cookies.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Blueberry-Coconut Macadamia Nut Muffin
(http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/960x960/3756236.jpg)
Title: 🍔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/1//2018
Post by: RE on May 01, 2018, 11:23:26 AM
It's Pigman Burger🍔4Lunch Week here at the Diner!

Today's Top Pigman Burger🍔 is a favorite of Carlos Slim when he visits the Diner from South of the Border.   Here he is with Sophia Loren getting ready to enjoy a Diner lunch in our Fine Dining room.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/58/07/93/5807938cfe89a44c1d3ac4ceb80d5e67.jpg)

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The Slim Mex Fire Roasted Jalapeno & Guacamole Burger with Jack Cheese🍔
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/14/82/0a/14820ae14cda74adf3d9f4ee7950af1c.jpg)
Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/1//2018
Post by: RE on May 01, 2018, 03:27:13 PM
Another Roast Chicken🐔4Dinner 2night!  :icon_sunny:

Today's version is most like the Roast Chickens🐔 I prepared in my youth, another of my "first recipes" collection.  The chicken🐔 and veggies all went in one pot to roast in the oven for an hour or so, depending on the size of the chicken🐔 or chickens🐔 (usually 2 at a time in those years).  Main veggies were root veggies, potatoes, carrots and onions, but often supplemented with others like mushrooms and celery.  Also in the mix was usually a whole head of garlic.  I experimented rubbing various different spices on the skin, and then would baste regularly with butter and/or olive oil during the roasting process.

2 chickens🐔 provided all the Prime parts for 3 of us to have at least 1 each for a total of 1/2 chicken consumption at one meal, although mostly neither me, mom or sis consumed that much, so there were often whole chicken parts left to create nice leftover meals from.  The other alternative was taking all leftover parts and cutting off the best meat to make a kick ass Chicken🐔 Salad for sandwiches for work & school the rest of the week.

All the bones and gizzards went in a big pot to simmer over night to use as stock for making Chicken🐔 Soup of various kinds during the rest of the week.  Won Ton Soup, Matzoh Ball Soup, Chicken🐔 Noodle Soup, etc.

A major upside to this form of roasting a chicken🐔 is all the veggies roast in the chicken🐔 fat as it renders from the birds.  This imparts delicious additional flavor to these veggies.  Another upside is you can add stuffing to the chicken🐔, which really can add to the meal to make it like a "Mini-Thanksgiving".  Main downside is the skin on the bottom of the bird does not get nice and crispy like if you rotisserie the chicken🐔.  However, that skin would go in the broth and then get strained out later after rendering up all the chicken🐔 fat goodness.  :icon_sunny:

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Spanish Roast Chicken🐔
(http://www.foodrepublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/spanishchicken-e1471367863169.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/2/2018
Post by: RE on May 02, 2018, 03:45:13 AM
Our Breakfast Special this morning are our very popular Diner Quiche🍳 Cups, which you can buy by the 6-pack at the Diner Drive-Thru Window.  We have a huge variety of these Mini-Quiches🍳 available, Lorraine, Florentine, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Mexican and even an Amerikan Quiche🍳 too!  If you have time to wait or you order online prior to pick-up, you also can order up Custom Quiches🍳 with the ingredients of your choice inside the light and flaky pastry shell the Diner is famous for.  They are EZ to eat while negotiating traffic in your environmentally friendly Tesla or riding the subway, at least if you got a seat..

Each Mini-Quiche🍳 offers you 1-3 bites of delicious egg goodness depending on the size of your mouth and how big a PIG🐷 you are in the morning.  You can also purchase Diner Mini-Quiches🍳 frozen for microwaving at work later in the day at a 20% discount (they are actually leftover quiches🍳 from the prior day).

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Mini-Quiche🍳 Cup
(https://images-gmi-pmc.edge-generalmills.com/e0205f99-8bcd-4970-91cd-c5d81f1c673e.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on May 02, 2018, 05:42:19 AM
Looks pretty damn good. How about a side of Hollandaise and a side of gravy with that, Mr. Drive-thru Manager?
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on May 02, 2018, 10:49:06 AM
Looks pretty damn good. How about a side of Hollandaise and a side of gravy with that, Mr. Drive-thru Manager?

Coming right up!

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(http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/960x960/3756708.jpg)

RE

Title: 🍔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/2/2018
Post by: RE on May 02, 2018, 11:18:25 AM
It's Pigman Burger🍔4Lunch Week here at the Diner!

Today we are featuring the Greek Burger, a favorite of Aristotle Onassis and Jackie back in the early days of the Diner.  Turkey Burgers because Ari was watching his cholesterol and Jackie was watching her weight.

(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/greek-shipping-tycoon-aristotle-jackie-onassis-sitting-at-table-1st-picture-id50605670)

Do you ever wonder where all of AO's money went to?  You never hear about heirs or anything. ???  :icon_scratch:

RE (https://png.pngtree.com/element_origin_min_pic/17/07/07/4929525c0cd8496fd9c443621fcaf120.jpg)

The Onassis Feta Cheese, Tzaziki & Spinach Burger🍔
(http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/960x960/5095075.jpg)
Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/2//2018
Post by: RE on May 02, 2018, 07:14:38 PM
It's Pig🐖4Dinner 2Night!  :icon_sunny:

Stuffed Pork🐖 Loin felt right for the Diner Dinner Special.  During Stuffed4Dinner Week, as I recall I went with Stuffed Butterfly Pork🐖 Chops as the Pig🐖 Choice for that meal from the Swine🐖 family tree.  Pork🐖 Loin is more lean of course, but there are many creative ways to stuff it and juice it up a LOT.  You should enjoy this variation from the Diner Kitchen.  Wrapping in Bacon🥓 will provide all the juicy fat you need to make this recipe a big hit with family and friends, as it is at the Diner. 😋

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Bacon🥓 Wrapped Spinach Stuffed Pork🐖 Tenderloin
(https://cdn.ruled.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/baconwrappedporktenderloin.jpg)
Title: 🥞 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/3/2018
Post by: RE on May 03, 2018, 01:44:28 AM
Today we are having the Kraut version of Pancakes🥞 for the Diner Breakfast Special.  Sweet, Light & Fluffy, they are a great variation on the Pancake🥞 theme. 
Wash down with Oktoberfest Beer for the best breakfast experience!  :icon_sunny:

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

German Oven Pancakes
(https://images-gmi-pmc.edge-generalmills.com/872ec3c0-ffc2-4d0b-8446-3531275b6aa5.jpg)
Title: Re: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/2//2018
Post by: Surly1 on May 03, 2018, 09:26:35 AM
It's Pig🐖4Dinner 2Night!  :icon_sunny:

Stuffed Pork🐖 Loin felt right for the Diner Dinner Special. 

Bacon🥓 Wrapped Spinach Stuffed Pork🐖 Tenderloin
(https://cdn.ruled.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/baconwrappedporktenderloin.jpg)

Looks absolutely great.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/QOVKXnzNSZmcE/giphy.gif)
Title: 🍔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/3/2018
Post by: RE on May 03, 2018, 10:39:47 AM
It's Pigman Burger🍔4Lunch Week here at the Diner!

Today in our Burger🍔4Lunch Special we're enjoying the highly popular among Doomers "Bezos Burger🍔".  JB is well known for his appetite for exotic foods.  Here he is enjoying Iguana(http://images.clipartpanda.com/iguana-clipart-land_iguana.gif) for dinner at a recent Diner Billionaire Prepper convocation.

(https://amp.businessinsider.com/images/5aa7a2583be59f1b008b45a9-750-500.jpg)

Here's the layout of the "Bezos Bunker", hidden inside Denali.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3rEq6Dzr9og/VjKtqmAfiNI/AAAAAAAACKU/AOrk9fYjhNU/s640/SURVIVAL-CONDOS-.jpg)

Iguana(http://images.clipartpanda.com/iguana-clipart-land_iguana.gif) not on the menu for lunch today.  We're offering Alligator🐊 instead!

RE (https://png.pngtree.com/element_origin_min_pic/17/07/07/4929525c0cd8496fd9c443621fcaf120.jpg)

The Bezos Alligator🐊 Burger🍔
(https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/24/4d/b3/up-the-creek-raw-bar.jpg)
Title: 🏥 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/3//2018
Post by: RE on May 03, 2018, 08:58:51 PM
It's Hospital🏥 Food4Dinner tonight!

Well, it would be if i was eating anything anyhow.  As it is I have some ice water on the tray table with the laptop and the smart phone.  My last stay in Providence Hospital in Anchorage the food was pretty good.  No idea what is on the menu here.

Blood is now flowing into my arm for the first transfusion.  If they find a room, they may wheel me to a regular room to be more comfortablebefore the IV is finished. .

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Hospital🏥 Food
(https://www.theglobeandmail.com/resizer/lNF2vjFPeGOXnwY-jc_Tof3hhtA=/1200x0/filters:quality(80)/arc-anglerfish-tgam-prod-tgam.s3.amazonaws.com/public/LOP7CQP2CVBFJN7PIDUQGVNW54)
Title: 🏥 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/4/2018
Post by: RE on May 04, 2018, 07:02:56 PM
It's Hospital🏥 Food4Dinner tonight! (for real, hopefully)

Missing a lot of meals here at the Diner last 2 days.  Sous Chefs should feel free to pick up the slack with their own recipes until I am back on my feet at the oven.

I am planning to try to eat real food after the proceedure is finished and I can stop drinking the scuz.  Tonight's dinner looks like a good one to try, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.  The only problem is since they pushed the time back on the proceedure I'm going to have to get this meal later which not sure I will be able to do.  Nurse from this shift is working on it but don't know if he will be successful.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Hospital🏥 Food 2
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HQ7iuUOMoa4/TnVKLE92SdI/AAAAAAAAISA/5bSJJEOKtiQ/s1600/IMG_6870.JPG)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/6/2018: The Last Supper Reprieve
Post by: RE on May 06, 2018, 06:15:48 PM
Back at my station in front of the Diner Oven!  :icon_sunny:

I need a Celebration Dinner for the return to the World of the Living!  Like the "Last Supper", you get to have whatever you want, as much as you want and can stuff down your pie hole.  This meal is called "Reprieve from the Last Supper" for RE.  It's a muti-course meal choosing dishes from a bunch of different categories which are lifetime favorites.  It worked out to a 10 Course Meal.

Feel free to list your own "Reprieve from the Last Supper" meal as well.  You don't have to add pics if you don't wanna go Googling.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Course 1: Hearts of Palm Salad
(https://mexicoinmykitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/HeartsofPalmSalad-2.jpg)

Course 2: Matzoh Ball Soup
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vk8G791qpHs/UGOAS9fAZcI/AAAAAAAALEE/U6yitnRptC0/s640/052.JPG)

Course 3:  Appetizer 1 -Sashimi
(https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0c/35/ca/e1/sashimi-deluxe-25.jpg)

Course 4:  Appetizer 2 - Shrimp Tempura
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/k5DXVAa3eWY/maxresdefault.jpg)

Course 5:  Appetizer 3 - Smoked Lake Trout
(https://www.smoking-meat.com/image-files/smoked-trout-with-herbs-and-lemon.jpg)

Course 6:  Main Course 1: Rack of Lamb
(https://bigoven-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/main---rosemary-and-garlic-rack-of-lamb-c00494173eb8c590b0103a0e.jpg)

Course 7:  Main Course 2: Shrimp & Crab Stuffed Maine Lobster
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/558ad28ce4b09da22a7a2276/t/55f6f55ce4b0af517737cdab/1442248029928/)

Course 8:  Main Course 3: BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs
(http://bournemouthnews.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ranchos.jpg)

Course 9:  Main Course 4: BBQ Ribeye Steak with Mushrooms
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ-4OHfPkyHnBN-7-GrWirop49U8zQhLTQRVtg96Nco5met0ODP)

Course 10:  Desert: Espresso with Baileys Irish Cream & Hot Butterscotch Sundae
(http://baileysbartending.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Baileys-Espresso-Martini-e1445803853440.png)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Butterscotchsundae.jpg)

Reality Check: Even in my most piggish best eating years, it would have taken me at least 2 days to work through all of this.  Some of the Foodie Pigs on Utoob could do it in one sitting though.

RE
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/7/2018
Post by: RE on May 07, 2018, 12:43:12 AM
It's Resurrection Week Breakfasts for RE this week!  :icon_sunny:

Instead of going overboard and trying to fit every favorite breakfast food dish into one meal like last night's Last Supper Dodged meal, I'm going to feature some of my favorite breakfasts from over the years, starting with the classic All-American Breakfast, my version.  :icon_sunny:  On a real piggy 🐷 day, I COULD finish this whole meal in one sitting!

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Course 1: Toasted English Muffin Smothered in Butter
(http://www.europeancuisines.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/muffins_toasted_large.jpg?itok=SkmTJu49)

Course 2: Cheerios
(https://i1.wp.com/i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/140103135057-cheerios-in-milk-1024x576.jpg?quality=80&strip=all)

Course 3: Berries and Sour Cream
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QzFmPV2srS4/TdhRw1BcnzI/AAAAAAAAC30/HxkYQOc_kXg/s1600/DSC02514.JPG)

Course 4: Eggs, Hash Browns and 3-Meats (Bacon, Sausage, Ham)
(https://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/o8bzkrQEbK8TFU4nKQ-I5Q/o.jpg)

Course 5: Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes
(http://thedashdiet.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Blueberry-Pancakes-610x300.jpg)

Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/7/2018 -Resurrecton Week Lunches
Post by: RE on May 07, 2018, 03:03:31 PM
It's Resurrection Week Lunches for RE this week!  :icon_sunny:

Like with the Breakfasts for Resurrection Week, I'm not going to try and dump everything in one meal, but rather 5 or 6 prototypical lunches I enjoyed over ther years, one each day.  They will be broken down more or less on an ethnic food type basis, and usually will feature 3 courses, a Soup, Salad and Sandwich, although substitutions will be made since some ethnic varieties don't feature good sandwiches or good soups but have good other stuff to include in a lunch from an eatery of that variety.

We'll start the week with an Amerikan Lunch of favorites from the classic 3 courses.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Course 1: Soup - Clam Chowder
(https://cdn-image.foodandwine.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium_2x/public/panhandle-clam-chowder-xl-r-200002.jpg?itok=6eVOFKZw)

Course 2: Salad - Cobb Salad (smother with Blue Cheese dressing)
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR16gFcM0gVGxpuN1MZ4HDwmmifRF-t6WHLRj7kAwXiKxWExpeH)

Course 3: Rare Roast Beef Hero (add fixins and cheese of your choice or have Just the Meat!)
(https://www.seriouseats.com/images/bull-on-the-run-halethorpe-maryland-pit-beef-sandwich-medium-rare.jpg)
Title: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/7/2018
Post by: RE on May 07, 2018, 10:41:26 PM
Regular Dinner Specials the rest of this week.  No theme.  I nailed all the Celebratory Courses last night for dodging the bullet on the Last Supper.

Tonight we'll head behind the former Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe to Poland, for a 2 course Polish meal.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Course 1: Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
(https://food.fnr.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/food/fullset/2009/4/3/0/FO1D07_22492_s4x3.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.616.462.suffix/1485879894163.jpeg)

Course 2: Kielbasa Stew
(https://bigoven-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/polska-kielbasa-soup-3d0c36.jpg)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/8/2018 -Resurrecton Week Lunches
Post by: RE on May 08, 2018, 01:08:56 PM
It's Resurrection Week Lunches for RE this week!  :icon_sunny:

I slept through Breakfast this morning, so straight to Lunch!

Today's 3 course Lunch Meal is the Jewish Deli Lunch.

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Course 1: Soup - Matzoh Ball
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTSRiLHzHxSs3176diVZhQUSrJMgjivwtJ4pyeEPDFvPlMq0yo_)

Course 2: Matzoh Meal Latkes
(http://www.diningchicago.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Ina-latkesweb.jpg)

Course 3: Tongue Sandwich on Rye
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNL59X1UkAARzGw.jpg)
Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/8/2018
Post by: RE on May 08, 2018, 10:22:56 PM
For tonight's Dinner Special, we are having Chicken🐔 Florentine.

Lots of recipes for this dish and lots of methods to prepare it.  You can stuff it, you can bake it, you can sautee it, you can make a soup out of it.  The preparation below is probably my favorite, sauteed thinly pounded chicken breast  in a sauce with mushrooms.  The one thing all Florentine recipes have in common is the Spinach, and it goes exceptionally well with chicken🐔.  This recipe seems to me a little thin on the amount of mushrooms and spinach, but otherwise looks right.  I like to set the chicken🐔 breast on a thick bed of spinach and then put the sauce and mushrooms on top.  There should be plenty of spinach and mushrooms to have some with every bite of chicken🐔.  A pile of Wild Rice on the side to scoop up extra spinach and mushrooms and sauce is a great addition to this dish.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Chicken🐔 Florentine
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OrXASpe_Ja_iJ3juGmz1WP2VdGTIQ_pXkDADqJCT6N7Ken2LrT1d7lYW95OF1OSU4hQjXCSNZcFnF1cTvyscyZ5uxBFKatlPnJoxMc0=w600-l68)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/9/2018
Post by: RE on May 09, 2018, 05:03:01 AM
It's Resurrection Week Breakfasts for RE this week!  :icon_sunny:

Today we are having the The Camper Breakfast, or you could call it The Hiker, The Climber, The Hunter or The Fisher.  You know, all that stuff I used to do before I became a Cripple.

What you can bring along with you for meals while out in the bush varies tremendously depending on just how it is you get out there.  You can do one thing with a 4-wheeler at your Base Camp, but you can fuhgettaboudit if you have decided to climb Denali, particularly past around 15,000 feet.  I never tried that stunt.  I'm an asshole, but I am not an idiot.  However, even staying down at lower levels, if you are going out into the bush for more than a couple of days, you have to pare down the weight and volume of what you carry with you, while at the same time maintaining nutritional value.  What you end up sacrificing of course is Freshness, since you gotta go with the Freeze Dried Foods.  Which actually aren't too bad, much better than the first ones which came out when I was a kid doing my first camping experiences.

Below is my typical bush camping breakfast meal, which sometimes had some Fresh ingredients and other times was all Freeze-Dried or dried foods.  You can bring fresh eggs out with you in a carrier even foot hiking and they last a few days without refrigeration.  Coat the egg with vaseline, that helps keep it fresh.  You can also bring fresh onions, peppers and garlic too, for those chop up before you leave and vacuum seal.  But mostly, just use the freeze dried versions of all of these.  Add water, they reconstitute pretty well.

Then of course there is the REALLY fresh stuff you are out there to GET, the fish & the game.  Get either one, it substantially will improve the quality of your breakfast meal in the bush.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Course 1: Really strong coffee (pre-pare the night before, especially if cold out. Wake up, flip on your burner and brew while you get ready to venture out of your bag.  It will warm up the tent some and make dressing more comfortable.  Drink a cup while you dress, rest goes in a thermos to take with you for morning fishing.  Usual wake-up call on a fishing trip 4AM.  The fish bite well in the morning.  If you get some bites in the first hour, you can stay with it for 2 hours if you like.  No more than that if you are traveling though.  Most I ever got myself in 2 hours was about 6 keepers of good size.  That is a LOT of fish to eat at one time early in the morning.)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7040808761_52b6158b7e_c.jpg)

Course 2: Instant Quaker Oats Maple-Walnut Oatmeal
(https://d2lnr5mha7bycj.cloudfront.net/product-image/file/large_cd595ac2-e86f-4b4d-924d-707cb63e4153.JPG)

Course 3: 1 pan Egg Scramble Freeze-Dried Eggs, Onion Flakes, Pepper Flakes, Bacon Bits.  Substitute the real thing if available.)
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/95/42/6d/95426d0a0796ea4c30af2ca9dc4a8a3e.jpg)

The FISH! (Pan fried straight from the lake.  Recipe of your choice.  If they are not biting, you may substitute salmon jerky while you pack up.
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d2/ef/05/d2ef057d93a38cf075d771b713dba4f7.jpg)

Course 5: Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/bac54d_e2ca8521e74e421fb18157890bd18860~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_498,h_331,al_c,q_90/file.jpg)

Now that you are thoroughly fortified for the day's exertions and all packed up, it is time to get on the trail!  :icon_sunny: It should be no later than 8AM with a 4AM wake-up call from your smart phone.  Next stop is Lunch around 4-5 hours later.

RE
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/9/2018 -Resurrecton Week Lunches
Post by: RE on May 09, 2018, 04:11:46 PM
It's Resurrection Week Lunches for RE this week!  :icon_sunny:

For today's Lunch, we are having "The Italian"

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Course 1: Soup - Minestrone
(https://www.farberwarecookware.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Minestrone-Soup.jpg)

Course 2: Salad - Antipasto
(https://dorismarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/doris-own-antipasto-salad.jpg)

Course 3: Sandwich - Italian Sausage & Pepper Hero
(https://lwyclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Sausage-Pepper-Sandwich-sub-hero.jpg)
Title: 🍄 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/9/2018
Post by: RE on May 09, 2018, 08:29:54 PM
For tonight's Dinner Special, we are going Italian again.

We need to fill Surly's Itie Pasta Jones for the week, so tonight it is Ravioi!

As I mentioned when discussing Ravioli in a prior menu item, in my yute there were only two types generally available at the supermarket, beef ravioli or cheese ravioli.  In my early years, I was partial to beef ravioli.  In my later teens, I prefered the cheese ravioli.  I even confess to eating Chef Boyardee canned beef ravioli as a preteen.  Today, I wouldn't touch that stuff with somebody else's tongue.

Somewhere around my mid-20s I think, more "gourmet" raviolis with different stuffings started to show  up in the food superstores with stuffings like spinach or mushrooms in them.  Also you could get them "fresh" as in just refrigerated not frozen from Industrial Food companies like Buitoni.  Once a family company, now owned by our food friend at Nestle.  But the BEST way to make a ravioli dinner is to make YOUR OWN raviolis with your own custom filling of your choice!  :icon_sunny:  This is really not very hard, you don't even need a pasta maker for it, although one of those helps and is nice to have in your preps.  You just need to roll out some pasta dough into sheets, drop little piles of your filling on the dough, cover with another sheet of pasta dough then use a fork to separate each ravioli and seal it, then slice the raviolis up with a knife for boiling.

I have had MANY gourmet raviolis of various types over the years, and it would be hard to pick a real "favorite".  However, Musrooms are a real favorite of mine in many meals of many types, so here is a fine meal of mushroom stuffed raviolis!  :icon_sunny:

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Mushroom stuffed Ravioli
(http://www.stuffed-foods.com/s/cc_images/cache_4223424052.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍄 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/9/2018
Post by: Surly1 on May 10, 2018, 02:36:25 AM
For tonight's Dinner Special, we are going Italian again.

We need to fill Surly's Itie Pasta Jones for the week, so tonight it is Ravioi!

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Somewhere around my mid-20s I think, more "gourmet" raviolis with different stuffings started to show  up in the food superstores with stuffings like spinach or mushrooms in them.  Also you could get them "fresh" as in just refrigerated not frozen from Industrial Food companies like Buitoni.  Once a family company, now owned by our food friend at Nestle.  But the BEST way to make a ravioli dinner is to make YOUR OWN raviolis with your own custom filling of your choice!  :icon_sunny:  This is really not very hard, you don't even need a pasta maker for it, although one of those helps and is nice to have in your preps.  You just need to roll out some pasta dough into sheets, drop little piles of your filling on the dough, cover with another sheet of pasta dough then use a fork to separate each ravioli and seal it, then slice the raviolis up with a knife for boiling.

I have had MANY gourmet raviolis of various types over the years, and it would be hard to pick a real "favorite".  However, Musrooms are a real favorite of mine in many meals of many types, so here is a fine meal of mushroom stuffed raviolis!  :icon_sunny:

Mushroom stuffed Ravioli
(http://www.stuffed-foods.com/s/cc_images/cache_4223424052.jpg)

Well done. But then I WOULD say that.

My favorite local restaurant, Fellini's, has a portobello mushroom stuffed ravioli on their lunch menu that would make the angels weep.A fave.

There are few things in life better than fresh pasta. The process that you described for making it is straightforward enough, but in practical terms too labor-intensive for most people these days. Including me. There are still "Italian stores" north of the Mason-Dixon line, where you can walk in and amidst the fresh provolones and mortadella find freshly made pasta products to take home and boil up yourself. Every time I go back to to north to visit family, I make it a point to pop in such a store and load up the cooler with some pasta pleasures that simply don't exist in the south..
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/10/2018
Post by: RE on May 10, 2018, 02:38:50 AM
It's Resurrection Week Breakfasts for RE this week!  :icon_sunny:

Today we are having the The Jewish Breakfast.

This is a breakfast I indulged in on Sunday mornings between my two double shifts as a Clinical Chemist in a New York Shity Hospital for 15 years.  I earned my Union Pension with that job, which helps with giving me extra discretionary income now above my SSI.  After getting off work at 8AM on Sunday, I would wander over to the Bagel Shop on the Lower East Side of Manhattan first to buy the fresh bagels, then over to a Jewish Deli a few blocks away to buy the rest of the fixin's.

The breakfast isn't 100% Jewish, since I also would cook up an Omelet along with the Jewish stuff, but it was mostly Jewish otherwise.  Some ingredients would vary, but not the Bagel & Lox.  Those were always included.

The pics here are a pretty accurate rendition of what such a breakfast actually looked like in those days. They will never come again in this iteration of my corporeal existence walking the earth as a Homo Sap Meat Package.  :'(

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Course 1: Smoked Chubbs
(http://schwarzfish.com/communities/5/000/001/390/785//images/5671553.jpg)

Course 2: Chicken Liver Pate on Crackers
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/5d/f8/6b5df8cf0f67411b1bed4e6b3c8638a5.jpg)

Course 3: Mushroom & Asparagus Omelet
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zpj0k5IxtlE/TWbQ0GyqpWI/AAAAAAAAavk/_rICgywoDBM/s1600/DSC_8410.JPG)

Course 4: The Bagel & Lox!
(http://thecolorfulkitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Vegan-Carrot-Lox-1024x683.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍄 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/9/2018
Post by: RE on May 10, 2018, 02:52:51 AM
There are few things in life better than fresh pasta. The process that you described for making it is straightforward enough, but in practical terms too labor-intensive for most people these days. Including me.

I admit that is true, although making the fresh pasta really only tags on an extra 30 min or so to the meal prep time.  I myself only invested this extra time when wooing a female and working on getting her panties off.  Trust me, this works better than being an "understanding listener" to female Womanspeak.  ::)  In fact as far as I can remember, it never failed.  I'm a really good cook, despite my (many) other failings as a Homo Sap meat package.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: 🍄 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/9/2018
Post by: Surly1 on May 10, 2018, 03:19:04 AM
There are few things in life better than fresh pasta. The process that you described for making it is straightforward enough, but in practical terms too labor-intensive for most people these days. Including me.

I admit that is true, although making the fresh pasta really only tags on an extra 30 min or so to the meal prep time.  I myself only invested this extra time when wooing a female and working on getting her panties off.  Trust me, this works better than being an "understanding listener" to female Womanspeak.  ::)  In fact as far as I can remember, it never failed.  I'm a really good cook, despite my (many) other failings as a Homo Sap meat package.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE

Your deep understanding of women has been attested to multiple times in this pissoir. Thanks for the lesson in "what works."
Title: Re: 🍄 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/9/2018
Post by: RE on May 10, 2018, 03:33:45 AM
There are few things in life better than fresh pasta. The process that you described for making it is straightforward enough, but in practical terms too labor-intensive for most people these days. Including me.

I admit that is true, although making the fresh pasta really only tags on an extra 30 min or so to the meal prep time.  I myself only invested this extra time when wooing a female and working on getting her panties off.  Trust me, this works better than being an "understanding listener" to female Womanspeak.  ::)  In fact as far as I can remember, it never failed.  I'm a really good cook, despite my (many) other failings as a Homo Sap meat package.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE

Your deep understanding of women has been attested to multiple times in this pissoir. Thanks for the lesson in "what works."

I am big on functionality rather than theory. lol.

RE
Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 4/11/2018
Post by: RE on May 10, 2018, 10:50:20 AM
Unlike yesterday's Asian Food Video featuring two attractive young Chinese-Amerikans who don't speak a word of Chinese in a restaurant in Flushing, Queens in the FSoA, today's vid features a Privileged White Man Foodie who speaks absolutely fluent Chinese hitting the street food market in Szechuan, China.  Reminds me of my Illuminat Spawn polyglot girlfriend from the college years who would always order speaking Chinese when we went down to Chinatown for dinner.  We got much better food and service because of this.  :icon_sunny:

Great food in this vid!

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Szechuan Street Food
http://www.youtube.com/v/oakJtRdSRgg

Spicy Steamed Dumplings
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hl-kVpsBJ8o/TxYxagbkrdI/AAAAAAAACQo/JAYn8rWdyi4/s1600/Crystal_Jade_spicy_wonton.JPG)
Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/10/2018
Post by: RE on May 10, 2018, 09:15:05 PM
For tonight's Dinner Special, we are firing up the BBQ!  :icon_sunny:

These were my mom's favorite among all my BBQ meats and recipes.  She loved wings and "drumettes" grilled on the BBQ.  This came before "Buffalo Wings" became a staple of Bar Menu Appetizers.  My recipe was very simple in those years, I would marinate the wings overnight in some olive oil and balsamic vinegar, with some salt and brown sugar.  While grilling, I would baste with "Saucy Susan", an Apricot Marinade.  This would caremelize and make a nice crispy coating on the skin.  Cook over a medium flame using Charcoal, it should take around 20-30 minutes for your wings to be done correctly.  Drumettes (the top portion of the wing) are great if you want to spend Xtra money, but you get the best value buying the wings in the family pack whole.  The bottom portion is basically worthless for eating, but you can take that part and drop it in a pot of water and make some broth from that if you have enough of them (usually I did because I would usually do up 2 family packs of wings at a time).

A variety of Dipping Sauces is recommended, Blue Cheese, Thai Peanut, Hoisan, Ranch, Honey-Mustard, Wasabi-Soy etc, etc, etc.

Accompany with a Twice Baked Potato of some configuration to fill out the meal.

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BBQ Chicken Wings
(https://www.thelittlekitchen.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/how-to-grill-wings-the-little-kitchen-8669.jpg)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/11/2018
Post by: RE on May 11, 2018, 06:36:03 AM
It's Resurrection Week Breakfasts for RE this week!  :icon_sunny:

Today we are having "The Inter-Railer" Breakfast.  This is what I subsisted on for several of my trips around Europe on their rail network, spending many of my nights either sleeping on overnight trains or in train stations.  An expensive night was buying a $10 bed in a hostel.  Not much cooking for these breakfasts (and lunches...and dinners...  ::) ) but still food goodness if reasonably fresh.  Like they haven't  been in your backpack with no refrigeration for 3 days.  The hard boiled eggs were about the only thing I "cooked", boiling the whole dozen when I bought them on my camp stove and storing in my pack for about the next 4 days.  I would generally have 2 for breakfast and another one sometime during the day.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Course 1: Hard Boiled Egg
(https://www.onceuponachef.com/images/2017/10/How-To-Make-Hard-Boiled-Eggs-575x390.jpg)

Course 2: Hard Italian Salami
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Salami_aka.jpg)

Course 3: Baguette and Cheese
(http://cdn1-www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2014/01/StrC_03.jpg)
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/11/2018
Post by: RE on May 11, 2018, 08:36:30 PM
I missed Breakfast AND Lunch today!  Lotta napping!  Legs are really getting bad folks, I'm going to have to get some sort of operation for a fixup or I am chair bound for the rest of my pitiful life.

Anyhow, we'll make up for it with a nice STEAK🥩 dinner!  If you are a PIG🐷, you might consume this one yourself.  More normally, this is good for 2-4 people.

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Grilled 32 oz Porterhouse🥩
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQHSLi6yUQ0YoJ3UZqhrj_z7eTqIsPAxWCPdcQLfNDWswDAT3xxVg)
Title: 🍽️ Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/12/2018
Post by: RE on May 12, 2018, 03:44:23 AM
It's Resurrection Week Breakfasts for RE this week!  :icon_sunny:

We can't leave Resurrection Week without the Piece de Resistance of Gourmet Breakfasts, Steak & Eggs in the Filet Mignon Eggs Benedict Version. I actually have never had this in a restaurant, only made it for myself a few times.  My general recipe is to pan sautee the filet in garlic butter, then drop it on an English Muffin with some sharp Cheddar Cheese melted on it, then add a Poached Egg on top of that and cover with Hollandaise Sauce.  A Breakfast Meal fit for a King!

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Fillet Mignon Eggs Benedict
(http://www.snakeriverfarms.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/EGGBEN.jpg)
Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/11/2018
Post by: RE on May 12, 2018, 11:08:19 AM
It's Resurrection Week Lunches for RE this week!  :icon_sunny:

Today we are having "The Chinese".  Generally purchase from a storefront Take-Out Chinese food purveyor, not a full fledged restaurant.  The ones with the the cool cardboard containers that are folded into little trapezoids.

Hot Mustard for the Egg Roll, Duck Sauce for the Spare Ribs,

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Course 1: Shrimp & Pork Egg Roll
(https://img.sndimg.com/food/image/upload/w_896,h_504,c_fill,fl_progressive,q_80/v1/img/recipes/13/40/53/OdK1PcmnRty3BpIy3qb9_egg-rolls-5361.jpg)

Course 2: Wonton Soup
(https://recipeland.com/images/r/12370/9a070eb76acf7837300e_1024.jpg)

Course 3: Fried Rice or Lo Mein or Moo Goo Gai Pan or Shrimp with Lobster Sauce or WHATEVAH!
(https://cdnimg.webstaurantstore.com/images/products/extra_large/85544/1130718.jpg)

Course 4: Spare Ribs
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7_2iKovNS2s/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/12/2018
Post by: RE on May 12, 2018, 06:12:44 PM
Heading down to Argentina for tonight's dinner.  :icon_sunny:

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Grilled Halibut🐟 with Chimichurri Sauce
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/76/a1/05/76a1051bab89c20a963f7611d98e53ec.jpg)
Title: 🦐 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 5/13/2018
Post by: RE on May 13, 2018, 02:28:34 AM
It's an Oxymoron Morning for breakfast from the Sunday Smorgasbord for RE.  Chef Pepe came up with these magnificently HUGE Shrimp🦐, which he prepared Thermidor style.  Can't wait to dig in! 😋

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Jumbo Shrimp🦐 Thermidor
(https://allaboutjaz.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/dsc09793.jpg)
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Steak Sunday Dinner Special: 5/13/2018
Post by: RE on May 13, 2018, 10:03:30 PM
Back in the day, my favorite cut of BEEF🥩 (It's what's for Dinner!) for the BBQ was the NY or KC Strip Steak🥩.  Not as fatty as a Ribeye🥩 and not as tender as Fillet🥩, but a real nice meaty texture and enough fat there to give it good flavor and juiciness when grilled.  You want the cut at least 1" thick, 1.5" is better.  Sear at a hot temperature to seal in the juices then cook gently over a lower flame for an even cook to medium rare for most people.  Choice cut or Prime, no Select.  Wagyu is good too, but expensive.  Choice is usually the best at a good price if you hunt down a good one.

Serve with a Loaded Baked Potato🥔.

RE

RE (http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Marinated & Grilled BBQ New York Strip Steak🥩 & Loaded Baked Potato🥔
(https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2017_07/1195224/marinated-new-york-strip-steak-today-170214-tease_dbe1b19f05016d0d3f0551a12fdbd4ce.today-inline-large.jpg)

(https://i2.wp.com/www.thekitchenwhisperer.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Baked-Bloomin-Potato-1200x800.jpg?resize=850%2C567)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/14/2018
Post by: RE on May 14, 2018, 04:00:02 AM
I went out to IHOP for Breakfast yesterday, for the first time in how long I have no idea.  Reason was that Computer Rennaisance is in the same strip mall, and Serra just got a job there as a server (aka waitress).  I had to go to Computer Rennaisance toi get one of my laptops upgraded to use LINUX.

They no longer offer Buckwheat Pancakes on the menu, those were out.  :(  I am not a huge fan of Buttermilk Pancakes which are the only ones they now offer.  I opted for thher simple breakfast of 2 eggs over EZ. two link sausages and hash browns, with an English Muffin substituting for the toast that usually comes with this meal.

With the Orange Juice I also ordered, you wanna know the PRICE of this meal?  $14!!!!

As restaurant breakfasts go, this one was cooked OK.  However, this price is just ridiculous.  The 2 eggs I can cook up on my camp stove in the Homeless encampment for $0.25 each.  The 2 sausages for $.30 each.  The Hash Browns for $0.30.  The English Muffin another $0.40.  A small OJ container if I don't have a larger one in the cooler $1.  MOST it costs me to make the VERY SAME breakfast on my camp stove is around $3!  Now I can see doubling the price of the fixins, but QUADRUPLING it?

I did good for me getting through this meal, I ate about 3/4 of it.  I ate both eggs, 3/4s of the Hash Browns and Sausages and Half the English Muffin.  Drank all the OJ.

I may go there one more time to over-pay for one of their omelets while Serrah is working there to see what kind of job they do with one of those..  Honestly though, I can't see how this chain stays in Bizness.  Those prices are ridiculous for a Breakfast Meal!  ::)  I used to pay $2-3 for a breakfast.  I can see how inflation would bring it up to $5, but $14? ???.  That is just insane.

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Basic Restaurant Breakfast
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Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/14/2018
Post by: Surly1 on May 14, 2018, 05:01:57 AM
I went out to IHOP for Breakfast yesterday, for the first time in how long I have no idea.  //

I did good for me getting through this meal, I ate about 3/4 of it.  I ate both eggs, 3/4s of the Hash Browns and Sausages and Half the English Muffin.  Drank all the OJ.
That's actually very good for you, is it not? Maybe more than you've been eating in a week. Good for you.

I may go there one more time to over-pay for one of their omelets while Serrah is working there to see what kind of job they do with one of those..  Honestly though, I can't see how this chain stays in Bizness.  Those prices are ridiculous for a Breakfast Meal!  ::)  I used to pay $2-3 for a breakfast.  I can see how inflation would bring it up to $5, but $14? ???.  That is just insane.

You probably haven't been in a restaurant since Clinton was President. Welcome back to the world of the living.
Pay up.
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/14/2018
Post by: RE on May 14, 2018, 07:56:24 AM
You probably haven't been in a restaurant since Clinton was President. Welcome back to the world of the living.
Pay up.

Well I know my Jap restaurant "Tokyo" here in the valley has about doubled its prices since I got here a decade ago, The Sashimi Appetizer I alwasys get is up to $20 for 8 teeny weeny pieces of JUST THE FISH!  The full Sashimi meal is somewhere in the Stratospere of $40.  That is STILL not however QUADRUPLE the price for a couple of hormone full eggs, 2 frozen sausage links and frozen shredded potatoes.  The fish is at least fresh even if it is loaded with radioactive vitamins.  Did you know there is exactly ONE and only one Jap restaurant in the whole Mat-Su valley?  I live in a cultural food hell.  I should be greatful there is an IHOP at all for a shitty Amerikan Breakfast at any price.  ::)

RE
Title: 🍔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/14/2018
Post by: RE on May 14, 2018, 12:22:15 PM
I never finished the "Billionaire Burger🍔" week due to being on my Death Bed for a few days until the Medical Industry got me repaired, at least temporarily anyhow.

Today we are having Jack Ma's favorite, the Asian Burger🍔.  Basically, throw some Chinese Vegetables and some Hoisan Sauce on a Burger🍔 and call it Asian. ::)
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Asian Pork Burger🍔
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Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/14/2018
Post by: Surly1 on May 14, 2018, 04:41:53 PM
You probably haven't been in a restaurant since Clinton was President. Welcome back to the world of the living.
Pay up.

Well I know my Jap restaurant "Tokyo" here in the valley has about doubled its prices since I got here a decade ago, The Sashimi Appetizer I alwasys get is up to $20 for 8 teeny weeny pieces of JUST THE FISH!  The full Sashimi meal is somewhere in the Stratospere of $40.  That is STILL not however QUADRUPLE the price for a couple of hormone full eggs, 2 frozen sausage links and frozen shredded potatoes.  The fish is at least fresh even if it is loaded with radioactive vitamins.  Did you know there is exactly ONE and only one Jap restaurant in the whole Mat-Su valley?  I live in a cultural food hell.  I should be greatful there is an IHOP at all for a shitty Amerikan Breakfast at any price.  ::)

RE

I gotta think that you are paying an "Alaska premium" for that bane of military commanders, "extended supply lines." That and it being Alaska. I thought the prices in AK were high in general, anyhow.

I would have thought there would be more Asian food.
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/14/2018
Post by: RE on May 14, 2018, 05:04:44 PM
It's Meat Monday here at the Diner again!  :icon_sunny:

Today we are going for Fidel Castro's favorite meal before the Grim Reaper came for him a couple of years ago.  I look forward to meeting up with Fidel & Che in the Great Beyond and sharing some Ropa Vieja.  A National Dish of Cuban Commies, generally made from leftovers of some of the cheapest part of the cow.  Add peppers, caramelized onions and tomatoes, stew and ladle over white rice with black beans, and it's almost as good as Feijoada!

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Ropa Vieja🥩
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: Introducing the Diner Grand Breakfast
Post by: RE on May 15, 2018, 05:20:58 AM
OK, back at home and no over-paying for a very average typical Amerikan Breakfast of Sausage, Eggs and Hash Browns served up by a chain restaurant which somehow is still in Bizness. ???  :icon_scratch:

I wanted to create for today the "Traditional" Diner Breakfast.  This is hard because Diners are not EZ 2 Pleeze and their tastes vary widely. Price also a factor since some Diners are Poor while others are RICH🤑.  I came up with a 3 course meal which has the requisite Egg Based dish, a Bread based dish and a Soup/Bowl dish.  In breakfast meals circumnavigating the globe, you can find variations on all these items which you can substitute when you order a "Diner Grand Breakfast".

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The Doomstead Diner Grand Breakfast

Course 1: The Carbos(This can include anything from various breads and toppings to stuff like Pancakes & Cinnamon Rolls, Muffins etc.  For my choice for this first in the series, I go with Bagels & Lox)

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The Egg portion of the meal is central to the Diner Grand Breakfast, as it is to breakfast from many countries all over the Globe.  I thought hard about this, but in the end had to go with Quiche, which "real men" might not eat but have a HUGE variety and which you can make on Sunday and then microwave all week and they taste just about as good as fresh.  For today's initial Quiche, I had to go with the Classic Quiche Lorraine.

Course 2: The Eggs(Other egg recipes besides Omelets can be substituted.)

Quiche Lorraine
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The Bowl portion of the meal varies widely depending on taste and your ethnicity.  You can go with just Oatmeal or Wheatina or go for an Asian Noodle variation.  This was tough for me to decide on an initial variant to include in this first edition of the Diner Grand Breakfast, but again I went with a personal favorite, Japanese Miso Soup which actually makes a great lunch and also a great starter course for a Nip dinner as well.  My Miso soup is LOADED with firm Tofu as well as plenty of Seaweed and I also usually include some Oyster or Straw Mushrooms also.  The variation below is pretty basic.  You can add a LOT more stuff to a bowl of Miso!

Course 3: The Bowl

Miso Soup
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Title: 🐔 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/15/2018
Post by: RE on May 15, 2018, 05:20:27 PM
Missed Lunch again today.  :(  More napping and trying to get the digs better arranged for my new level of Crippleness, which now makes just standing up painful, much less walking.  I have taken now to using the cane to get myself around the digs with somewhat less danger of falling down.  I still need to be able to get from my bed to the office chair to the toilet to the fridge a couple of times a day at least.  I am ordering more electric assist devices to assist me as I take my adventures out of my office chair and the world of my imagination and into the real world where this decaying meat package actually lives at the moment.  I have an appointment with the Vascular specialist tomorrow, I am hoping we can come up with something to do soon.  Otherwise I may be forced to head to the ER for another Hospital stay while they figure out WTF is going on with my legs.  My heels on both feet are very painful to have any weight on them whatsoever, which of course makes walking very painful.

I have ordered a couple of varieties of mechanical winches and one electric winch to experiment with, along with a wheel walker with a seat as a more stable assist than the cane as I traverse the long distances I need to negotiate to make it around the digs.  I am not using the Porch at the moment because I am afraid I won't be able to make the step back up into the digs which is about 4", or possibly fall down on my way out, also a major disaster in the making.  I need to build a ramp there that the Cripple Cart can handle, 4" of Bump is way too much for it, biggest bump it might power over or get up onto is about 1".  I am also going to try and order a Chinese manufactured standing Electric Scooter of the "Hoverboard" modality.  This one has a control tower you hold onto, which I definitely need.  Has good speed and big wheels.  Lightweight and transportable in your car trunk.  1/3rd the price of my new Folding Trike seated model scooter.  I am still OK standing as long as I tilt slightly forward and keep the weight off my heels, although not entirely sure how long this "new normal" will last.  Not sure as of yet if the Chinks will ship one to Alaska or when it might arrive if they will.

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Anyhow, it's Chicken🐔 Tuesday here again on the Diner.  Tuesday has become my default Chicken🐔 Special day even though there is no alliteration like "Steak Sunday" or "Meat Monday".  You do want to have at least one Chicken🐔 a week though to make stock for your Chicken🐔 Soup variation of the week.  For tonight 's dish we are Turning Japanese for Yakitori Chicken🐔 Skewers a very tasty version of the Chicken🐔 Kebab.  You should distribute White Meat and Dark Meat evenly on both skewers , and cook the Wings separately.    Butchered Carcass goes in a slow simmering pot of water along with the gizzards and neck to make stock.  Get the most out of your Chicken🐔!

http://www.youtube.com/v/LR4XNqrqxrU

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Yakitori Chicken🐔
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Title: 🍩 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/16/2018
Post by: RE on May 16, 2018, 05:21:55 AM
Go Nuts with Doughnuts🍩!  :icon_sunny:

The Diner makes the best Doughnuts🍩 on Earth!  We have unlimited protection from the Cops due to the high quality of our Doughnuts🍩 and Coffee :coffee:!

Buy a Dozen and you will forget Collapse is even a problem until you finish them.  Then buy another Dozen.  You'll get fat, but you won't worry too much about Nuclear War with Korea.

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Doughnuts! 🍩

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Title: 🍔 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/16/2018
Post by: RE on May 16, 2018, 11:28:37 AM
In another of our Billionaire Burger🍔 series of Lunches for the insanely rich Masters of the Universe, today we are featuring the favored Burger🍔 of Lord Rothschild and David Rockefeller on one of their periodic visits to the Diner for Lunch.  We Tripled the already really exorbitant Price for this Burger🍔 when they showed up.  They never even noticed.

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David  and Nathan in their Private Dining Suite at the Diner

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Fillet Mignon Burger🍔
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Title: 🐑 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/16/2018
Post by: RE on May 16, 2018, 06:52:51 PM
We're going for Lamb🐑 Loin tonight for the Dinner Special.  :icon_sunny:

The usual cut of Baby Baa-Baa I favor is Rack of Lamb🐑, or cut into individual sections known as "Baby Lamb🐑 Chops" by my Mom.  Not to be confused with Loin Chops which are pretty good also but don't have quite the same texture or fat content.  Definitely not to be confused with Shoulder Chops which are nowhere near as good and tasty and tougher in texture also.

For today, no chops instead we are going for Lamb🐑 Loin, an expensive cut of lamb🐑 you don't often see in the Food Superstore, where the common cuts are Leg of Lamb🐑 and the aforementioned Rack of Lamb🐑.  When you do run across it, it's a definite BUY, unless they are charging a totally outrageous price for it.

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Lamb🐑 Loin with Parmesan Risotto & Wild Mushrooms
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Title: 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/17/2018
Post by: RE on May 17, 2018, 10:48:41 PM
Another Pasta🍝 Special from the Diner!  :icon_sunny:  Thursday is becoming the default Pasta🍝/Noodles/Vegan. Generally speaking, these dishes will come from overseas, Italian for the Pasta🍝, Asian for the Nooldes, Indian for the Vegan. Other countries produce some very good dishes from this Grain Product of Industrial Agriculture and will get featured on Thursdays also as the Dinner Special Dinner Dish.

For our Kickoff Dish, we are going with Italian Manicotti.  Like Shells, Manicotti are really EZ to stuff with your favorite stuffing, but are much EZier to make since you don't even need a pasta🍝 maker for these, you just roll out your fresh pasta🍝 and then roll🍝 up your manicottis in them.  You can of course also buy frozen Manicotti Shells, but IMHO if you are going for frozen pasta, just buy the Shells for a stuffed pasta meal.  You don't need to make fresh pasta for shells, and the end product is basically the same.  Nothing beats fresh pasta🍝 though, and Manicotti is probably the fastest one you can do up with just a rolling pin.   Baking is recommended here rather than boiling.  You can also try steaming as an alternative.  I can roll out a dozen Manicotti shelss in 15 minutes x-tra prep time for the meal.  Not a lot even for the Bizzy drone working a boring Industraial civilization job.

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Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Manicotti
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/18/2018
Post by: RE on May 18, 2018, 02:01:22 AM
Bagels don't HAVE to come with Lox.   A really fresh good NYC Bagel is good with just a shmear of Cream Cheese or if straight out of the oven, even nothing at all.

Another highly recommended Breakfast Special from RE is our Bagel & Eggs, Smoked Ham and Sharp Cheddar or Aged Swiss Cheese.  You can also order custom for other cheese choices and our Smoked Mangalitsa Bacon, Canadian style Bacon or Breakfast Sausage Links.  A Serving of Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes smothered in Canadian Maple or Alaska Birch Syrup is recommended.

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Bagel & Eggs 🍳

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Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes🥞

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Title: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/18/2018
Post by: RE on May 18, 2018, 08:06:19 PM
It's Fish Friday again here at the Diner for Dinner!  :icon_sunny:

I missed Lunch again, partly napping but mostly getting all my camera gear and my Ewz ready to ship with my crippled carcass  over to the WEDDING tomorrow.  I hope to get a lot of good pics and vids, tooling around on the Ewz.  I don't have the bracket I want for the Ewz as of yet to make a good Cripple Cart Cam, but I may be able to use one of my Gorillapods for this purpose.

Today we return to my favorite Shellfish from Alaska, the King Crab🦀, specifically the Golden King Crab🦀 which has the sweetest meat.  It broke through the $20 barrier a few months ago and soared to $30/lb.  Still occassionally available ON SALE at $20 though.

As with Lobster, I generally eat crab🦀  prepared real simple with a steaming and then a dip of clarified butter and a squirt of lemon juice from a fresh lemon.  However, fancier preparations can be quite good as well. :icon_sunny:

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Tropical Coconut-Lime Glazed Alaska King Crab🦀 with Sweet Panko Thai Brittle
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/19/2018
Post by: RE on May 19, 2018, 02:30:48 AM
Another GREAT Breakfast Combo is Lox & Eggs!  :icon_sunny:

Best done as a Scramble, and don't add the Lox until the egs are almost cooked to your favored consistency.  For this combo, I prefer my eggs sitll quite "wet" when pulling them off the skillet.  You can add other shit as well, caramelized onions are very good with this meal for instance.  Finely diced Jalapeno Peppers also good if you like Spicy, and Capers always good as a topper/garnish.

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Lox, Eggs & Avocado on Toast 🍳

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Title: 🌮 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/19/2018
Post by: RE on May 19, 2018, 11:07:14 PM
Missed Lunch again.  ::) This time I have a good Excuse, we had the OTHER Wedding today up here on the Last Great Frontier between my Household Helpers/Drivers James & Serra.  Not as Famous or as Posh as that Brit Wedding everybody else was watching on TV, but still very nice.  I bought the Hall for them and they will pay me back with help over the next 1-2 months.  I set up a ledger to account for all their hours until they pay it off.  I pay double the min wage plus bonuses for anything real labor intensive.  Time and a half for over 8 hours.  No medical or retirement bennies though.  However, it is all cash. LOL.

It was a thoroughly exhausting and painful day for RE to get through, but I did make it.   I am back home safe in the digs.  I wanted to do one more Wedding Photography job before I buy my ticket to the Great Beyond.  Another Bucket List item accomplished.  I will tell you that even using the Ewz as my mobile camera platform, it was a difficult trial.  Barring some miraculous recovery, I will not be returning to the Wedding Photography biz as a part time hobby. The place would be GREAT to hold a Diner Convocation and see who throws the first IRL Punch. LOL.  I could rent the Hall for one or two nights of Presentations, and then we could rent cabins for a Long Weekend or longer if enough Diners have enough time and want to do some Alaska exploration  The renovated cabins will be open for biz beginning in July, a great time of year to visit the Last Great Frontier.

I'll put up some pics and maybe vids if James & Serra give me permission  Meanwhile I am skipping Steak Saturday and instead featuring the Dinner Meal from the Wedding, which was a Taco Buffet prepare the night before at home by James.  He was up until 1AM getting it done and then his twin infants got him up at 6AM.  He was stressing big time at the Wedding.  ::)  They used two of my Slow Cookers and 3 of their own for the Shredded Chicken and Beef, Tacos, Rice, Refried Beans, Melted Cheese and Chili. 

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Tacos!
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Refried Beans & Yellow Rice
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Title: Re: 🌮 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/19/2018
Post by: Surly1 on May 20, 2018, 05:06:19 AM
Missed Lunch again.  ::) This time I have a good Excuse, we had the OTHER Wedding today up here on the Last Great Frontier between my Household Helpers/Drivers James & Serra. 

A far more worthwhile event, IMO. The American fascination with royals remains incomprehensible to me. Parasites all, but they DO know how to do pomp and ceremony. They are not as bad as the banksters and predatory capitalists, but all cut from the same cloth.

I wanted to do one more Wedding Photography job before I buy my ticket to the Great Beyond.  Another Bucket List item accomplished.  I will tell you that even using the Ewz as my mobile camera platform, it was a difficult trial.  Barring some miraculous recovery, I will not be returning to the Wedding Photography biz as a part time hobby.

Given your documented infirmities, the fact that you attempted this at all is both generous and foolhardy. People seriously underestimate the physical toll wedding photography exerts on the body, particularly a body in disrepair. You are in constant movement, generally with two camera bodies in tow, and holding five pounds of camera, lens and flash at eye level for hours. It is as nothing if you are a 25 year old athlete. When you are a superannuated old man with mobility issues, it takes a physical toll.

As noted before, you did a Good Thing for these folks. and now because of what you did, they'll have wedding photos they would not have had otherwise.
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Sunday Smorgasbord Special: 5/20/2018
Post by: RE on May 20, 2018, 06:25:37 AM
Today we set up a Traditional Breakfast Buffet, of the kind you find at your medium to expensive Hotel Chains, like Quality Inn, the hotel I stayed at while visiting K-Dog and Comfort Inn, where Surly, myself and Monsta spent several nights on the way from Norfolk to South Carolina for the Second Convocation.

The difference between the Diner Breakfast Buffet and a Chain Hotel one is the scrambled eggs aren't powdered eggs or dried out, the scrambled are alwaus moist, light and fluffy.  We also always have one of our Chefs-in-Training to cook fresh organically grown free range chicken eggs to any stule you like, Sunnyside, Over EZ, Poached or soft  or hard boiled to your taste.  We also feature  Daily Quiches and a new fresh omelette every quarter hour.  Be first in line at the turn of the quarter to be sure to get your slice!  Only 32 slices per hour served!  Hash Browns always nice and crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside made from fresh Alaska Grown Potatoes, shipped here to Bar Harbor with our weekly order of King Crab, Salmon and Halibut.  Bacon only the finest Mangalitsa Pork from a secluded Doomstead in TX, smoked and shipped up to Bar Harbor with our weekly order of Gulf Oysters & Shrimp.  For Diners who prefer Steak to Pork as the morning breakfast meat, we have a wide variety of cuts available by custom order from our supplier of Prime Beef, Omaha Steaks

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You will have to wait around 20 minutes for your Steak & Eggs with a Custom Order, but you can fill in the time with our selection of Doughnuts, Freshly Baked Pastries and fine Cheeses shipped in from around the world.

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Diner Traditional Hotel Breakfast Buffet 🍳

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REs First Plateful at the Diner Hotel Breakfast Buffet 🍳

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Title: 🥥 Doomstead Diner Sunday Supper Special: 5/20/2018
Post by: RE on May 20, 2018, 04:32:04 PM
To go with the Alliteration theme, I have decided to rename the Sunday second meal of the Day the "Sunday Supper", so now in addition to the Sunday Smorgasbord Special we have the "Sunday Supper Special".  I have never been precisely sure of the difference between "Supper" and "Dinner"? ??? At any rate, here at the Diner on Sundays we only do Specials for 2 meals a day,  The Buffet/Smorgasbord for Breakfast/Lunch "Brunch" and the Supper which is a sort of a  combination Lunch/Dinner or Dinner/Midnight Munchy depending what time you eat it.  Mon-Sat we serve 3 Specials a Day, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner except when the Chief Cook & Bottlewasher is Napping or otherwise unavailable.  For today's Sunday Supper, we are going to head for a Tropical Paradise on the Diner Sailboat and make good use of the marvelous fruit of the Coconut🥥 Tree.

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Spicy Coconut🥥 Chicken Soup

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Coconut🥥 Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce

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Title: 🐑 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/21/2018
Post by: RE on May 21, 2018, 12:54:03 AM
It's another Collapse Manic Monday and time for all you early rising Kollapsniks to yank yourself out of bed (hopefully this is EZier for you than me) and get a good nutritious meal for your start on the workday ((which I thankfully no longer have, except for work I design for myself to stay bizzy and not go completely stir-crazy).

http://www.youtube.com/v/SsmVgoXDq2w

Heading offshore again to a new country for the Breakfast Special, Uzbekistan.  Here is a Uzbeki Full Breakfast meal served at one of their roadside eateries for $2 USD.  So most Uzbekis would not be spending all this cash on one meal, but an overfed Amerikan Tourist might.  It's got Sheep🐑 Meat in it but I'm not sure what the rest of the stuff is.  I have only eaten Baby Lambs🐑 over my years as a Sheep🐑 Eater, so I'm not sure how different the taste or texture might be if it is full grown.  My guess would be a little tougher in texture but not too much different in taste.  Full grown Sheep🐑 Meat is called "Mutton"🐑, not generally served or even sold in modern Western restaurants and stores, you only get the cuts from the Baby Lambs🐑.

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Uzbekistan Mutton Big Breakfast

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Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/21/2018
Post by: RE on May 21, 2018, 08:59:10 AM
I Jetted out of Uzbekistan this morning and we just landed the Diner Private Jet in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia for a refuel to stop off for Lunch, on the way to China for a Meeting with Xi Jinping on how best to use Food to establish a new Detente between China and Amerika.  Ping-Pong Diplomacy worked great for Nixon, so this may work out.  Keep your fingers crossed.

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Flight was very comfortable on the newly remodeled 747 Diner Private Jet, the Cassandra.  I watched "Last of the Mohicans" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales" to kill the time, along with checking in on Doom via the airborne Wi-Fi system on the Cassandra.

So for lunch today, I picked Mongolian PORK🐖.  You probably have had Mongolian Beef at some point, since it is sold all over the place in the FSoA, but the Pork🐖 version doesn't get much play.  This was a very nice change of pace and will be a new Menu Item here at the Diner.

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Mongolian Pork🐖
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Title: 🦆 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/21/2018
Post by: RE on May 21, 2018, 07:10:22 PM
Made it to Beijing in time for the Dinner Meeting with Xi.  It was touch and go though for a while because the Smog was so bad the Diner Chief Pilot Amelia didn't deem it safe to land and we circled the airport for 2 hours before we got a decent clearing.

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I killed the 2 hours playing chess with my Executive Assistant Alexandra, who joined the Diner Staff afer I met her at the Canadian Chess Championshis.

Xi himself is an excellent Chef, so we each cooked up dishes for the State Dinner, which I assure you was infinitely better than the Big Macs preferred by Trumpovetsky.  We both went with Classics, Xi made Peking Duck and I made stuffed Maine Lobster.  Before Dinner was actually served Xi and I made an agreement to open up the Asian branch of the Diner in Beijing, assuming I can get permission from Donaditry to offshore Waitressing and Busboy jobs to China. Xi himself will come in as a full partner witha 50% stake in the bizness. Dinner conversation was mostly Doom Small Talk about the potential of Global Thermonuclear War with North Korea before we can open the restaurant.

This was a long and exhaustin trip, and tomorow we will start the Journey back to Bar Harbor, continuing East with a stop in Hawaii, then Alaska and maybe a few other cities in the Lower 48 to explore more restaurants for new and creative reciipes to feature on the Diner Menu.  We did the Circumnavigation in well under 80 Days!  :icon_sunny:

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Peking Duck🦆 with Apple & Tamarind Sauce Xi
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Title: 🍱 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/22/2018
Post by: RE on May 22, 2018, 12:14:39 AM
Xi and I really hit it off and we partied into the wee hours after drinking a Chinese Tea made from some herb I have never ingested before.  Xi had work in the morning though running a country of 1.3B people, and I do need to get back to Bar Harbor in time for some meetings at the Diner with the Iranian ambassador.  Midori the Flight Cook and Amelia the Pilot conspireded to surprise me with a fresh Japanese Breakfast.  By the time I was up and showered, breakfast was ready. Midori headed out by Taxi early to shop for the Fish for my morning Bento Box with my favorte varieties in there.  Pretty serious hangover from the many bottles of Ming Dynasty era Rice Wine Xi an I consumed during the Partying.

Beijing Tokyo
Beijing Tokyo

Morning breakfast aboard Nostradamus ws quite enjoyable for all of us, with lively discussion of our activities the night before.  The below Bento Box Breakfast is not an exact replica of all my favorites, but it is close.  Following breakfast, Amelia fired up the 4 big General Electric Engnes and planned a fligh path to Hawaii.

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RE's Morning Bento Box Breakfast
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Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/22/2018
Post by: RE on May 22, 2018, 06:39:12 PM
Missed Lunch AGAIN!  ::)  After the fabulous Sashimi & Shrimp Tempura Mariko fixed, wee took off from Tokyo International Airport bound for Honolulu on our next stop in the Diner Circumnavigation bringing the Word of Collapse to major world leaders and the importance of FOOD in keeping the collapse from getting even worse and faster than it already is.  Played another game of Chess with Alexandra where she positively destroyed me.  I was still wasted and hung over from Partying with Xi and went back to my exquisitely furnished bedroom in Nostradamus to recuperate, and didn't wake up again until we landed in Honolulu.

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We arrived JIT for a HUGE Hawaiian Luau and Pig Roast being held by Diner Hawaiian Affiliates annually to help benefit the Poor & Homeless People of Hawaii.  We raised more than $1M and all the leftover food was served up as Pulled Pork sandwiches and other goodies to the local Homeless encampments the following day.

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Roasted Pig at the Diner Annual Luau
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Title: 🐖 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/23/2018
Post by: RE on May 23, 2018, 01:09:25 AM
We were all too stuffed after the Luau to eat breakfast the next day plus we had LOTS of leftover FOOD, so we opened the Diner Hawaii Office and Meeting Room as a Soup Kitchen for the Homeless in Hawaii.  Diner members from Hawaii as well as those of us Circumnavigating the Globe aboard Nostradamus served up the meal, and we fed almost 200 people over 4 hours from 6AM-10AM.  Our breakfast meal had Pulled Pork🐖, fresh hormone free range chicken eggs & Goobermint supplied Cheese all on top of freshly baked Kaiser Rolls in the Diner Hawaii office Kitchen.  Also on the menu this morning for the Homeless was Miso Soup with Pork and Freshly baked Biscuits with a Pork🐖 gravy.

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Serving the Homeless in the Diner Soup Kitchen
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Roast Pork🐖, Eggs & Cheese on a Kaiser Roll
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Miso Soup
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Biscuits & Gravy
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Title: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special RETURNS!: 5/28/2018
Post by: RE on May 28, 2018, 12:48:05 AM
After a few days of Sick Leave, RE has returned to his position at the Diner Stove to prepare the morning Breakfast Special!  :icon_sunny:  It was touch & go whether I would get back to my spot, but at least for the moment I am sufficiently in shape to prepare the morning meal for the Diners.

Deciding what to start the week off with after the Close Encounter of the Third Kind with the Grim Reaper was tough.  ???  :icon_scratch:  Should I do a Big Breakfast?  Many variations of that one I haven't offered up yet. How about something Asian maybe?  In the end, I decided on a variation on Eggs Benedict which has a real Alaskan Flavor to it with Crab🦀 & Shrimp🦐, on Texas Garlic Toast rather than an English Muffin.  Smother in fresh Hollandaise Sauce.

Do NOT use Lump Crabmeat🦀 from a can!  Minimum here is Alaskan Snow Crab🦀, but obviously Golden King Crab🦀 is the best (and most expensive) choice.  Other seafood choices are optional.  If you have good Gulf Shrimp🦐 to add to this recipe, FEEL FREE!.Maine Lobster or Thai Scallops not a bad addition either.

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Seafood Eggs Benedict
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Title: Re: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special RETURNS!: 5/28/2018
Post by: g on May 28, 2018, 04:08:56 AM
After a few days of Sick Leave, RE has returned to his position at the Diner Stove to prepare the morning Breakfast Special!  :icon_sunny:  It was touch & go whether I would get back to my spot, but at least for the moment I am sufficiently in shape to prepare the morning meal for the Diners.

Deciding what to start the week off with after the Close Encounter of the Third Kind with the Grim Reaper was tough.  ???  :icon_scratch:  Should I do a Big Breakfast?  Many variations of that one I haven't offered up yet. How about something Asian maybe?  In the end, I decided on a variation on Eggs Benedict which has a real Alaskan Flavor to it with Crab🦀 & Shrimp🦐, on Texas Garlic Toast rather than an English Muffin.  Smother in fresh Hollandaise Sauce.

Do NOT use Lump Crabmeat🦀 from a can!  Minimum here is Alaskan Snow Crab🦀, but obviously Golden King Crab🦀 is the best (and most expensive) choice.  Other seafood choices are optional.  If you have good Gulf Shrimp🦐 to add to this recipe, FEEL FREE!.Maine Lobster or Thai Scallops not a bad addition either.

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Seafood Eggs Benedict
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My choice would be Maine Lobster of course.

What a scrumptious looking morsel. 

Reminds me of the few times I had breakfast in the Big Apple at the Plaza or Essex House. It was forty years or so ago but boy oh boy did they have goodies on the menu in those hotels.

RE has missed his calling in life. He could have been a world famous Chef.  :emthup: ;D


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                                                Mario Batali


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RE Airport
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Title: Re: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special RETURNS!: 5/28/2018
Post by: RE on May 28, 2018, 07:35:33 AM
My choice would be Maine Lobster of course.

If you have to CHOOSE, it's a very tough choice between Alaskan Golden King Crab and Maine Lobster for crustacean meat.  Overall, by the Crab or Lobster I would say the crab wins because crab legs have a nicer texture than lobster tails where most of the meat is. However, ther is nothing better than the Claws of a Maine Loster for both texture and sweetness.Particularly the central part of the big Crusher claw of a Maine Lobster (they have 2 types of main claws, the Crusher and the Pincer claws).

Why choose though?  This is the world of the Imagination, so have them BOTH!  :icon_sunny:

In reality, I never had either Lobster or King Crab as part of Breakfast except using leftovers from a Clambake to make Seafood Omelets, which are still pretty good but don't hve the kind of presentation this meal does.

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Title: Re: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special RETURNS!: 5/28/2018
Post by: g on May 28, 2018, 07:48:58 AM
My choice would be Maine Lobster of course.

If you have to CHOOSE, it's a very tough choice between Alaskan Golden King Crab and Maine Lobster for crustacean meat.  Overall, by the Crab or Lobster I would say the crab wins because crab legs have a nicer texture than lobster tails where most of the meat is. However, ther is nothing better than the Claws of a Maine Loster for both texture and sweetness.Particularly the central part of the big Crusher claw of a Maine Lobster (they have 2 types of main claws, the Crusher and the Pincer claws).

Why choose though?  This is the world of the Imagination, so have them BOTH!  :icon_sunny:

In reality, I never had either Lobster or King Crab as part of Breakfast except using leftovers from a Clambake to make Seafood Omelets, which are still pretty good but don't hve the kind of presentation this meal does.

RE

The claw is my favorite as well and find myself in endless argument with lobster lovers, Maine is loaded with them, over this very topic.

Let me assure you we are in a minority with this view. Most crave the tail meat and it baffles me.

As another aside to prove our point I frequent Maine lobster pounds often and like to buy the fresh meat when it is plentiful, the price of claw meat is ALWAYS 10 dollars a pound, Yes TEN cheaper than the tail meat.

You know which one I buy.   :laugh: :icon_mrgreen:


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Title: Re: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special RETURNS!: 5/28/2018
Post by: RE on May 28, 2018, 08:54:24 AM
You know which one I buy.   :laugh: :icon_mrgreen:
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Damn, those look GOOD!

RE
Title: Re: 🦀 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special RETURNS!: 5/28/2018
Post by: Surly1 on May 28, 2018, 09:04:19 AM
My choice would be Maine Lobster of course.

If you have to CHOOSE, it's a very tough choice between Alaskan Golden King Crab and Maine Lobster for crustacean meat.  Overall, by the Crab or Lobster I would say the crab wins because crab legs have a nicer texture than lobster tails where most of the meat is. However, ther is nothing better than the Claws of a Maine Loster for both texture and sweetness.Particularly the central part of the big Crusher claw of a Maine Lobster (they have 2 types of main claws, the Crusher and the Pincer claws).

Why choose though?  This is the world of the Imagination, so have them BOTH!  :icon_sunny:

In reality, I never had either Lobster or King Crab as part of Breakfast except using leftovers from a Clambake to make Seafood Omelets, which are still pretty good but don't hve the kind of presentation this meal does.

RE

The claw is my favorite as well and find myself in endless argument with lobster lovers, Maine is loaded with them, over this very topic.

Let me assure you we are in a minority with this view. Most crave the tail meat and it baffles me.

As another aside to prove our point I frequent Maine lobster pounds often and like to buy the fresh meat when it is plentiful, the price of claw meat is ALWAYS 10 dollars a pound, Yes TEN cheaper than the tail meat.

You know which one I buy.   :laugh: :icon_mrgreen:

Hard to go wrong either way.

Thirty years ago I took a trip up through New England, visiting Newport and heading up the coast, and was astonished to find lobster shacks selling lobsters like hot dog stands sell hot dogs down here. Down went a shoot of white Kraft paper, and plop! came the lobsters and ears of corn. That was fun!

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on May 28, 2018, 10:06:37 AM
Yes, That's the way to eat them at a Shack right near the ocean.

It doesn't matter how fast they get to a supermarket and into the tanks. That two or three day difference from fresh out of the ocean is noticeable to a Lobster aficionado immediately.

Here is the one I frequent often, drooling just thinking about it.


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                                                 Lobster Flatbread


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                         Lobster Anyone, How about Steamers and a Cold Beer Too??

                                           
I like 3 Pounders
I like 3 Pounders


                                 


                                     

                                 
Title: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/29/2018
Post by: RE on May 29, 2018, 04:08:36 AM
Honestly, I doubt many real Italians eat this Pizza for Breakfast.  It looks pretty good though.

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Breakfast pizza with arugula, soft baked eggs, caramelized onions, and prosciutto
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Title: Re: 🍕 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/29/2018
Post by: Surly1 on May 29, 2018, 08:48:11 AM
Honestly, I doubt many real Italians eat this Pizza for Breakfast.  It looks pretty good though.

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Breakfast pizza with arugula, soft baked eggs, caramelized onions, and prosciutto
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My parents took a trip to Italy decades ago and reported that pizza per se was not commonly on the menu. When they found a place to serve it, they ordered it "with everything."

It came back with the works, including fried eggs on top.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on May 29, 2018, 09:47:15 AM
They put eggs on everything here too now, all-of-a-sudden, over the past few years. Especially in the trendier new places.

Like an egg on a BLT sandwich. So wrong.

And enchiladas, even. I don't WANT egg on my enchilada.!

And eggs aren't eggs anymore at those places. They are "natural, farm raised eggs" as if other eggs were somehow UNNATURAL, and as if ALL eggs didn't come from farms.
Title: 🍗 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/29/2018
Post by: RE on May 29, 2018, 06:39:32 PM
Missed Lunch today AGAIN!  ::)  Another good excuse though, after the Holiday Weekend and my Vacation at Hospital last week, I had to go shopping for Medicines plus while out and about I did some Prep Shopping as well just in case I live until SHTF Day here on the Last Great Frontier.  ::)

I encourage other Diner Chefs to pick up the slack with meals when I miss them.  Someday, you will have to carry the ball in the Kitchen all on your own, so this is a good time to get in some practice!

For today's Dinner, we are going with one of the cheaper parts of the chicken you can buy, the Drumsticks🍗, aka legs.   You can pull these down for $1.99/lb here on the Last Great Frontier ON SALE.  This because most chicken parts buyers will buy the Breasts, specifically Boneless Breasts which with Organic Chickens come in just about as expensive as some Beef Cuts like chuck or flank steak. The best way to buy a chicken generally speaking is Whole, then you get the Giblets with it and can make a nice rich Matzoh Ball Soup along with whatever chicken dish you concoct, but you will get more meat at a cheaper price if you buy legs or thighs.  I personally am not a big fan of thighs, although the Boneless version is good for Stuffing.

I have a soft spot for Legs🍗 though, back in my years as a Clinical Chemist in NY Shity, there was a little hole in the wall place called "Rego's Roost" I would buy my Dinner at the Hospital when I was short on cash.  I would buy a 2-Piecer, Fried Breast (with Bones and Skin) and Leg🍗 plus Fries and a Biscuit for $2.95.  Besides Frying though, there are many GREAT recipes for Drumsticks🍗!  In recent years, Wings have made an inroad into the Restaurant Market as an Appetizer, and I think Drumsticks🍗 would be a good and even meatier addition to an appetizer meal as well.  Although if that happened, it would likely raise the price of a Family Pack of Drumsticks🍗, which is great for feeding your Homeless Friends some solid Animal Protein as well as also making Matzoh Ball Soup if you have enough leg bones.

Below is a nice & tasty looking Asian Recipe. With this meal, I would suggest Stir-Fried  BamBoo Shoots, Bean Sprouts and Snow Peas over Rice as accompaniment for a main Dinner Dish, with 3-4 Drumsticks.

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Sweet ‘n Sticky Baked Chicken Drumsticks🍗
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/30/2018
Post by: RE on May 30, 2018, 01:16:57 AM
A real favorite amongst Regular Diners.  Great Variety in one Breakfast Maeal, and you can eat it in the car on the Morning commute also!   :icon_sunny:

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Quad Quiche
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Title: 🍄 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/30/2018
Post by: RE on May 30, 2018, 01:04:39 PM
For the Lunch Special today, we're going with a favorite of mine from the Trucker years, a salad🥗/sandwich🥪 combo from Panera Bread, along with their Wild Mushroom🍄 Soup, only available periodically on their menu.  At the Diner, this combo is available year-round.  :icon_sunny:

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Wild Mushroom🍄 Soup
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/96/24/e4/9624e4d7ab85ce49a0722ea537fbd1cd.jpg)

Greek Salad🥗
(https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Greek-Salad-with-Garlic-Lemon-Vinaigrette-1.jpg)

Tuna Sandwich🥪
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Title: 🐑 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/30/2018
Post by: RE on May 30, 2018, 08:46:58 PM
For tonight we feature on Special  Baa-Baa the Baby Lamb🐑.  As regular Diners know, my favorite cut of Lamb🐑 is Rack of Lamb🐑, or when cut up individually known in my household as a kid as "Baby Lamb🐑 Chops".  There are other "Lamb🐑 Chops" available of course and at cheaper prices such as Shoulder Chops.  They are not as good though, the meat is tougher and they don't have so much FAT on them. One type of chop though is just about as good as the Baby Lamb🐑 Chops which are Rib meat, and that is the Loin Chops.  Back when I was a kid, these generally were not available in my local grocery store, I only began to see them in the 80s here in the FSoA.  Down Under in Oz the cut was common in their meat sections, but my step mom (Dad the Pigman's 3rd Trophy Wife) was not a big fan of Lamb🐑.

Anyhow, the lamb🐑 loin chops look kind of like miniature T-Bone steaks and have a great texture & flavor.  You still don't see them on the Menu at too many restaurants though.  The favored cuts for Lamb🐑 at most FSoA are Rack of Lamb🐑  and Leg of Lamb🐑.  You'll also find most of your really good Lamb dishes at Greek restaurants, or better yet, a Taverna in the Greek Islands while sailing your Motor Sailer, the Good Ship Doomstead Diner with a good Retsina Wine and a bottle of Ouzo for an aperitif.  :icon_sunny:

(http://www.greek-visiting.com/imgs/13396857181.JPG)

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Grilled Lamb🐑 Loin Chops with Red Wine, Garlic and Honey Glaze
(http://rivercottagefarm.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/800x800-lamb-chops-1100x1100.jpg)
Title: 🥞 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 5/31/2018
Post by: RE on May 31, 2018, 05:09:40 AM
When you have had these for Breakfast at the Diner, no other Pancake🥞 will cut the mustard, not even our Blueberry-Buckwheat Pancakes🥞!  Best served topped with fresh Canadian Maple Syrup.  From our culinary friends in Italy.

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Ricotta Cheese & Fresh Fruit Pancakes
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on May 31, 2018, 07:03:33 AM
How inviting a dish this morning.

Can taste that one with my eyes it looks so scrumptious.   :emthup:
Title: 🥗 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/31/2018
Post by: RE on May 31, 2018, 12:20:48 PM
Antipasto!

You can throw in just about anything you like into an Antipasto Salad🥗, but ingredients you shouldn't forget are the Olives, Dried Salami and Mozzarella Cheese.  After that it is up to you, I like Artichoke Hearts, Hearts of Palm, Anchovies, Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Peppers and Eggplant among other things.  Pick your favorite dressing too!

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Antipasto Salad
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Title: Re: 🥗 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 5/31/2018
Post by: Surly1 on May 31, 2018, 01:28:55 PM
Antipasto!

You can throw in just about anything you like into an Antipasto Salad🥗, but ingredients you shouldn't forget are the Olives, Dried Salami and Mozzarella Cheese.  After that it is up to you, I like Artichoke Hearts, Hearts of Palm, Anchovies, Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Peppers and Eggplant among other things.  Pick your favorite dressing too!

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Antipasto Salad
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Absolutely primo.
Title: 🌶️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 5/31/2018
Post by: RE on May 31, 2018, 09:33:43 PM
Since both Breakfast & Lunch were Itie today, I decided to make it an "All Wop" day at the Diner for Specials.  For Dinner, we are featuring Stuffed Peppers.  :icon_sunny:  Note for Microwaveables Fans, the Stouffers version of these are not too bad.  At the Diner, we have many fillings available for order, and Custom Fillings are available as well.  Custom Fillings must be ordered in advance on our Online User Friendly ordering interface.  Encryption of your order via GPG4USB is Optional if you are aranid the NSA is logging your food eating habits.

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Stuffed Peppers
(http://gianni.tv/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Stuffed-Pepper.jpg)
Title: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/1/2018
Post by: RE on June 01, 2018, 02:01:54 AM
This Breakfast is from the Tropical Rainforest in Indonesia. Very popular there.  Personally, I will go with the Big English Breakfast, even though I am no big fan of Baked Beans.  ::)

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🥢Bubur Ayam
(https://www.indoindians.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bubur-ayam.jpg)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/1/2018
Post by: RE on June 01, 2018, 03:56:36 PM
Missed Lunch today.  Out shopping for Preps, this time some chain hardware at Lowes.  I'm working on connecting up my new Portable Winch to my Ewz to get it in and out of the Van.  I am out of energy though to further work on the system today.  I'll try and get to it tomorrow.

Brian is also coming up for a visit, so I am getting the Bedroom spruced up for a visitor.  Right now it is strictly Prep Storage.  On the way to Lowes I stopped off at Walmart and bought a Twin-over-Full Bunk Bed for him to sleep on.  I am going to use the top bunk for Prep Storage to free up floor space.  I also picked up yet another set of Industrial Strength Shelves to organize up the Preps.  The Shelving Companies in China are making a fortune off of me.  ::)  Hopefully my Household Helpers will be available this week for assembly and organization.

It's Fish🐟 Friday today of course here on the Diner, and this week's Special is Filet of Sole.  Sole is a very light and delicate fish🐟 which will take on whatever flavor you spice it up with, and there are of course many ways to do it.  If you have guests over who aren't generally Fish🐟 Fanatics, Sole is a good introduction to the joys of eating Fish🐟!  :icon_sunny:  This recipe looks quite good.

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Filet of Sole with Parmesan Cheese Sauce
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/2/2018
Post by: RE on June 02, 2018, 02:58:45 AM
Asparagus (https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png)is my favorite vegetable  :icon_sunny:  When I was a kid, only the Frozen version was acceptable, fresh asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) wasn't available in those years in our local produce stores.  Your choice was canned or frozen, that was it.  The canned variety was simply too mushy for me, so only frozen made the grade.  In those years, I never put Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) in an Omelet.  They were always a Stand-Alone item in a larger Dinner meal, usually with butter and pepper topping them but sometimes Hollandaise Sauce.

Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) are much more ubiquitous now, you find them on the shelves of the local food superstore as often as Green Beans, although usually more expensive and often shipped up from Mexico.  They are not the EZiest to grow crop either, it takes a couple of years for a good asparagus crop to establish itself. I grew my own Asparagus for a few years after returning from Brazil in the backyard of MY HOUSE in Flushing. Fortunately for me growing up in the Age of Oil as I did, plenty of Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) was always available for my meals as I desired it.  I started adding it to Salads & Omelets in my mid-30s, when I was married.  It was often the side veggie with our Steaks at Capsuto Freres as well while I was a Sous Chef there.  Asparagus lends Class to any meal more than any other veggie.  Long Live Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png[/img!  :icon_sunny:

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Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) Omelet
(http://www.curtisstone.com/sites/default/files/recipe/02-015-A-Asparagus-Omelet_L.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/2/2018
Post by: g on June 02, 2018, 03:38:06 AM
Asparagus (https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png)is my favorite vegetable  :icon_sunny:  When I was a kid, only the Frozen version was acceptable, fresh asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) wasn't available in those years in our local produce stores.  Your choice was canned or frozen, that was it.  The canned variety was simply too mushy for me, so only frozen made the grade.  In those years, I never put Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) in an Omelet.  They were always a Stand-Alone item in a larger Dinner meal, usually with butter and pepper topping them but sometimes Hollandaise Sauce.

Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) are much more ubiquitous now, you find them on the shelves of the local food superstore as often as Green Beans, although usually more expensive and often shipped up from Mexico.  They are not the EZiest to grow crop either, it takes a couple of years for a good asparagus crop to establish itself. I grew my own Asparagus for a few years after returning from Brazil in the backyard of MY HOUSE in Flushing. Fortunately for me growing up in the Age of Oil as I did, plenty of Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) was always available for my meals as I desired it.  I started adding it to Salads & Omelets in my mid-30s, when I was married.  It was often the side veggie with our Steaks at Capsuto Freres as well while I was a Sous Chef there.  Asparagus lends Class to any meal more than any other veggie.  Long Live Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png[/img!  :icon_sunny:

RE [img width=40]http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) Omelet
(http://www.curtisstone.com/sites/default/files/recipe/02-015-A-Asparagus-Omelet_L.jpg)

This is no bull shit. Have some asparagus bought a few days ago in the refrigerator to go with steaks tonight.

Frig the steaks, potatoes will have to do, making one of these babies right after I finish my first twp cups of java this morning.

Who could resist after seeing this picture and having eggs and asparagus sitting in refrigerator already.  :laugh: :emthup: :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/2/2018
Post by: Surly1 on June 02, 2018, 04:49:59 AM
Asparagus (https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png)is my favorite vegetable  :icon_sunny:  When I was a kid, only the Frozen version was acceptable, fresh asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) wasn't available in those years in our local produce stores.  Your choice was canned or frozen, that was it.  The canned variety was simply too mushy for me, so only frozen made the grade.  In those years, I never put Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) in an Omelet.  They were always a Stand-Alone item in a larger Dinner meal, usually with butter and pepper topping them but sometimes Hollandaise Sauce.
 I started adding it to Salads & Omelets in my mid-30s, when I was married.  It was often the side veggie with our Steaks at Capsuto Freres as well while I was a Sous Chef there.  Asparagus lends Class to any meal more than any other veggie.  Long Live Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png[/img!  :icon_sunny:

RE [img width=40]http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) Omelet
(http://www.curtisstone.com/sites/default/files/recipe/02-015-A-Asparagus-Omelet_L.jpg)

This is no bull shit. Have some asparagus bought a few days ago in the refrigerator to go with steaks tonight.

Frig the steaks, potatoes will have to do, making one of these babies right after I finish my first twp cups of java this morning.

Who could resist after seeing this picture and having eggs and asparagus sitting in refrigerator already.  :laugh: :emthup: :icon_sunny:

Me, three. Hated asparagus as a kid because it came from a can. Canned mush. Then later in life I discovered fresh steamed or parboiled asparagus. The heavens opened.

A local diner here makes an asparagus and feta omelette that would compare well in this space.

(http://scibosnian.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Asparagus_Omelet.jpg)
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/2/2018
Post by: RE on June 02, 2018, 05:03:16 AM
Asparagus (https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png)is my favorite vegetable  :icon_sunny:  When I was a kid, only the Frozen version was acceptable, fresh asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) wasn't available in those years in our local produce stores.  Your choice was canned or frozen, that was it.  The canned variety was simply too mushy for me, so only frozen made the grade.  In those years, I never put Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) in an Omelet.  They were always a Stand-Alone item in a larger Dinner meal, usually with butter and pepper topping them but sometimes Hollandaise Sauce.

Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) are much more ubiquitous now, you find them on the shelves of the local food superstore as often as Green Beans, although usually more expensive and often shipped up from Mexico.  They are not the EZiest to grow crop either, it takes a couple of years for a good asparagus crop to establish itself. I grew my own Asparagus for a few years after returning from Brazil in the backyard of MY HOUSE in Flushing. Fortunately for me growing up in the Age of Oil as I did, plenty of Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) was always available for my meals as I desired it.  I started adding it to Salads & Omelets in my mid-30s, when I was married.  It was often the side veggie with our Steaks at Capsuto Freres as well while I was a Sous Chef there.  Asparagus lends Class to any meal more than any other veggie.  Long Live Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png[/img!  :icon_sunny:

RE [img width=40]http://moziru.com/images/men-clipart-chef-2.jpg)

Asparagus(https://maxcdn.icons8.com/Share/icon/Food/asparagus1600.png) Omelet
(http://www.curtisstone.com/sites/default/files/recipe/02-015-A-Asparagus-Omelet_L.jpg)

This is no bull shit. Have some asparagus bought a few days ago in the refrigerator to go with steaks tonight.

Frig the steaks, potatoes will have to do, making one of these babies right after I finish my first twp cups of java this morning.

Who could resist after seeing this picture and having eggs and asparagus sitting in refrigerator already.  :laugh: :emthup: :icon_sunny:

Also good combined with Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms  and Alfredo Sauce in your Omelet.  :icon_sunny:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zpj0k5IxtlE/TWbQ0GyqpWI/AAAAAAAAavk/_rICgywoDBM/s1600/DSC_8410.JPG)

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Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/2/2018
Post by: Surly1 on June 02, 2018, 05:20:12 AM

Also good combined with Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms  and Alfredo Sauce in your Omelet.  :icon_sunny:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zpj0k5IxtlE/TWbQ0GyqpWI/AAAAAAAAavk/_rICgywoDBM/s1600/DSC_8410.JPG)

RE

Looks fantastic. Really.

Now I just might have to get to cooking.
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/2/2018
Post by: RE on June 02, 2018, 05:33:50 AM
Looks fantastic. Really.

Now I just might have to get to cooking.

In the Imaginary World of the Diner Kitchen, all Recipes are terrific and everything is perfectly cooked.  As much as I can, I now live in the world of the imaginary Diner Kitchen, the real world for me now is too terrible and unpleasant.  This morning I almost could not get out of the bed, much less cook an omelette for breakfast.  I hope I die soon.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on June 02, 2018, 06:10:20 AM
Just had mine Diners, scrambled eggs with chopped asparagus and a dusting of grated Romano.

Simply magnificent.

Off to the trampoline park with the grandkids, want to take my beating, 30 bucks an hour per kid, and get it over with as soon as possible.

Tried to talk the two oldest into doing something worthwhile today, like start reading Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn. They begged me to put off my request for another Saturday, not even the next one mind you, one off into the distance.

Anyone here ever get the notion they are and old fool living in the past?  ::) :-\

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Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/2/2018
Post by: Surly1 on June 02, 2018, 07:26:13 AM
Looks fantastic. Really.

Now I just might have to get to cooking.

In the Imaginary World of the Diner Kitchen, all Recipes are terrific and everything is perfectly cooked.  As much as I can, I now live in the world of the imaginary Diner Kitchen, the real world for me now is too terrible and unpleasant.  This morning I almost could not get out of the bed, much less cook an omelette for breakfast.  I hope I die soon.

RE

I hope you improve, FWIW.
Title: Re: 🥢 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/1/2018
Post by: Eddie on June 02, 2018, 01:29:24 PM
This Breakfast is from the Tropical Rainforest in Indonesia. Very popular there.  Personally, I will go with the Big English Breakfast, even though I am no big fan of Baked Beans.  ::)

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🥢Bubur Ayam
(https://www.indoindians.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bubur-ayam.jpg)

My experience with the Big English Breakfast is limited to what I was served for a few mornings in a nice hotel in South Kensington, but I still remember how bad the bacon was. Pathetic. It appeared to have been boiled.

Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/2/2018
Post by: RE on June 02, 2018, 03:58:49 PM
Missed Lunch again, this time because I didn't have enough energy to haul my crippled ass out of bed.  I am soon going to be running the Diner from an Assisted Care Nursing Home facility.  ::)  I will name my new home the "Cripple Casa".

It is Steak🥩 Saturday though here at the Diner, which is cause for celebration!  :icon_sunny:  Today featuring Gin & Spice Flank Steak🥩.  This is not a cut I would buy often over the years, but this recipe makes it tempting.

RE

Gin & Spice Flank Steak🥩
(https://img.sunset02.com/sites/default/files/image/recipes/su/07/09/flank-steak-su-1654758-x.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/3/2018
Post by: RE on June 03, 2018, 03:01:01 AM
We hope you enjoy our Applewood Smoked Mangalitsa Bacon & Free Range Chicken Eggs on Flatbread this morning.  :icon_sunny:  We are accepting only Ammo, Booze, Diapers, Tampons, Cigarettes and Ganja this morning in trade for Breakfast.  The Credit Card machines have gone south.

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Applewood Smoked Mangalitsa Bacon & Eggs on Fresh Baked Flatbread
(https://d1doqjmisr497k.cloudfront.net/-/media/mccormick-us/recipes/gourmet/a/800/applewood-bacon-and-eggs-breakfast-flatbread.ashx?vd=20171018T134606Z&hash=10C009256FDD4D1F63313F6B04E4AB4C847C2649)
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/3/2018
Post by: Surly1 on June 03, 2018, 06:26:10 AM
We hope you enjoy our Applewood Smoked Mangalitsa Bacon & Free Range Chicken Eggs on Flatbread this morning.  :icon_sunny:  We are accepting only Ammo, Booze, Diapers, Tampons, Cigarettes and Ganja this morning in trade for Breakfast.  The Credit Card machines have gone south.

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Applewood Smoked Mangalitsa Bacon & Eggs on Fresh Baked Flatbread
(https://d1doqjmisr497k.cloudfront.net/-/media/mccormick-us/recipes/gourmet/a/800/applewood-bacon-and-eggs-breakfast-flatbread.ashx?vd=20171018T134606Z&hash=10C009256FDD4D1F63313F6B04E4AB4C847C2649)

This looks really, really, really good.
Title: Re: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/3/2018
Post by: RE on June 03, 2018, 06:55:48 AM
This looks really, really, really good.

You have to be dedicated and look through a LOT of food pics to find the real gems.  ::)

RE
Title: 🌭 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 6/3/2018
Post by: RE on June 03, 2018, 12:41:47 PM
Today we are featuring more of our Gourmet Hot Dogs🌭 for the Lunch Special.

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Moar Gourmet Hot Dogs🌭
(https://img1.10bestmedia.com/Images/Photos/312107/p-unnamed_54_990x660.jpg)
Title: 🐟 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/3/2018
Post by: RE on June 03, 2018, 08:31:01 PM
I forgot it was Sunday and time for the Smorgasbord for Sunday Brunch.  So you get all 3 meals today on Special here at the Diner.

For today, Dinner is Boullabaise, a form of Fish🐟 Stew which has many variations.  You can add whatever fish you have available to your Boullabaise, for me the more shellfish the better.  Lots of Shrimp & Mussels!  I also like this dish with lots of Curry.

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Boullabaise🐟
(https://hottytoddy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bouillabaisse-DSCN6369.jpg)
Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/4/2018
Post by: RE on June 04, 2018, 12:34:53 AM
This morning, we're offering up our World Famous Scrambled Eggs and Mangalitsa Bacon for the Breakfast Special, with Alaska Grown Potatoes for the Hash Browns.  Not a fancy breakfast, but fresh off the Diner Griddle, as good as you get.  If you are still hungry, you can order up a side of our tasty Pancakes as well.

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Mangalitsa Bacon, Scrambled Free Range Chicken Eggs and Alaska Grown Hash Browns
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/383/18089863694_59da6a29a2_b.jpg)

Blueberry Pancakes with Canadian Natural Maple Syrup
(https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/12-IMG_8353.jpg)
Title: 🥣 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 6/4/2018
Post by: RE on June 04, 2018, 06:16:44 AM
Won Long Dong our Chinese Chef offered up today's Lunch Special.  An ideal combination of Steamed Dumplings & Hot and Sour Soup to warm you up.  You don't want to miss Chef Dong's spicy combination of Shrimp and Pork in thos Scrumptios Dumplings.  Hot Mustard and Duck Sauce available for Dipping.  Fortune Cookies for desert at no charge.

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Steamed Dumplings
(https://www.maangchi.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/shrimp-chive-dumplings.jpg)

Hot & Sour Soup
(http://nomenu.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/TreyYuen-HotSour.jpg)

(http://img.ifcdn.com/images/a19f675a4c30b147f6b147cc6ef505a75cf373ca4e3bb5389664b7084ee2dee2_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on June 04, 2018, 06:25:53 AM
It's 9:25 east coast time. Lunch already?
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on June 04, 2018, 07:25:37 AM
It's 9:25 east coast time. Lunch already?

Just announcing the Menu option.  You can wait until Noon your time to drop in for the meal.  In any event, it's noon SOMEWHERE in the world right now.

RE
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/4/2018
Post by: RE on June 04, 2018, 06:04:11 PM
Jumping across the Pond this evening for Dinner in Jolly Old England.  Not much in the way of Brit food I am too fond of, in fact Fish & Chips basically covers it.  lol.  However, this dish is a filling favorite and quite cheap to bake up.

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Shepherd's Pie
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Title: 🍜 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/5/2018
Post by: RE on June 05, 2018, 01:18:43 AM
This morning in honor of Lake Tier of the Clouds, Mt. Marcy, Mt. Katahdin, Lake Verendrye, the Adirondacks and all my favorite camping spots from my youth on the East Coast we are putting on Special my traditional morning meal on the Primus stove, Oatmeal and Black Coffee with Hard Salami & Swiss on crackers.  A few minutes to get my nourishment for the morning hike, and then pack up the tent and get back on the trail.  Those were the daze.

Quaker Oats Instant Maple-Walnut flavored oatmeal was my favorite.  Sometimes I had an Orange, Banana or Apple to go with the meal or a hard boiled egg prepared at home.

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Oatmeal & Black Coffee
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Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/4/2018
Post by: g on June 05, 2018, 03:23:05 AM
Jumping across the Pond this evening for Dinner in Jolly Old England.  Not much in the way of Brit food I am too fond of, in fact Fish & Chips basically covers it.  lol.  However, this dish is a filling favorite and quite cheap to bake up.

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Shepherd's Pie
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Had a French girl friend in Maine who used to make me this dish all the time. It is the favorite winter dish of the French folk who live in Maine.

Let me assure you there is no better warming and filling meal on a cold Maine winter evening than this. She made it exactly the way it is pictured which really surprised me right down to the ingredients in the meat. It's the Hardiest of meals and would keep a lumberjack satisfied.  :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :laugh:
Title: 🥜 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 6/5/2018
Post by: RE on June 05, 2018, 07:52:41 AM
Since we started the morning with Camping Breakfast, I decided to make this the Theme for the day and eat camping foods for all 3 meals today.  All I have to do is close my eyes and I am 16 years old and back on the trail again.  :icon_sunny:

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Lunch on the trail is generally not a cooking affair, it's all convenience foods you can eat while hiking without necessarily even sitting down, although I usually did just to give a break and enjoy the sunshine.  The most common food was of course Gorp, aka Trail Mix.  You can buy this stuff prepackaged, but making your own Custom Gorp with the edibles you like the most is much better.  It should feature high calorie foods for energy, nuts are important in your mixture.  My typical Gorp feature Cashews, Peanut M&Ms, Almonds, shelled Walnuts, Raisins, Sunflower Seeds and dried apples.

Man does not live by Gorp alone though, and I usually had a simple sandwich along with the Gorp, Peanut Butter & Jelly or Bologna & Cheese.  Bologna & Cheese keeps OK for 2 or 3 days without refrigeration unless it is really hot out.  Hard Salami also keeps pretty well.  The small Camembert Cheese wheels are a good choice, along with the wax covered mini-Gouda cheese.

To wash it all down, I usually brought along some Lipton's Iced Tea mix as a break from drinking plain water all the time.

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Gorp
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Peanut Butter & Jelly
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Title: 🏕️ Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/5/2018
Post by: RE on June 05, 2018, 04:13:06 PM
It's dusk as I come to the end of the trail for the day.  I am with my friend Ted, who was the Newz Editor of the Columbia Spectator when I was the Photography Editor.  We planned the trip to Baxter State Park in Maine for the end of Finals in my Sophomore and his Junior year.  We camped just below the Tree Line on Mt. Katahdin, I had learned from my expedition to Mt. Marcy that camping above the tree line was not a good idea, except maybe for the nut jobs who venture into the Death Zone of Everest or K2.  No campfires were allowed, so dinner was going to be of the Freeze-Dried variety, cooked on my prized Primus stove.

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There wasn't a lot of selection on freeze dried foods back then, and of what there was it was best to keep it to one of the simple basics.  The Spaghetti with Meat Sauce wasn't too bad, and the Chili was OK too.  For this occasion, I chose the Chicken a la King.  They served this weekly at the ritzy summer camp I went to, where the campers lovingly referred to it as "Chicken a la CRAP".  lol  It really wasn't that bad, it's basically the filling of a Chicken Pot Pie without the crust.

You want a carbo to go with this meal, for this the choice was invariably "Minute Rice", which cooks much faster than regular rice and conserves fuel.  On the one burner stove, the rice got cooked first, then covered and awaiting the Chicken a la King to be ladled over it for a one bowl meal out of the mess kit.  For desert we had Hershey's Chocolate Bars with Black Coffee.    Then we cleaned up and retired to the tent since it was starting to get cold and night had fallen.  We smoked a Doobie and took some sips of Irish Whisky out of a flask, then went to sleep for an early wake up call and the final assault on the summit of Katahdin.  Not Everest, but it was enough Adventure for me.

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Chicken a la King
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Title: 🍳 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/6/2018
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 12:10:40 AM
With the completion of our successful assault on the summit of Katahdin, it was time to return to "civilization" (as if we ever really left  ::) ).  In the Magic of the modern Industrial Age carried in the cabin of Ted's used Chevy, we were able to go from the spartan breakfasts of Oatmeal and freeze dried eggs on the way up and down the mountain to the full luxury of modern Amerikan restaurant food in less than a day.  After 5 days of eating this stuff, we were both ready for real Amerikan Meals.  I don't remember the names of the exact places we stopped at for breakfast or lunch, nor do I remember precisely what the menu items were we ordered.  I do remember where we went out for dinner on returning to NY Shity, somewhat disheveled and smelly but we went out for dinner anyhow at Smith & Wollensky's, one of the top Steakhouses in NYC in that era.

I'll ficitionalize breakfast and lunch, although it's probably close to what we really ordered.

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Breakfast

We got up early at the crack of dawn, and were basically out of food to cook for breakfast.  We just had some leftover Gorp and Salami.  We dispensed with breakfast and just had some coffee while packing up the tent and sleeping bags.  It was only a short hike back to the car in the park visitor lot, and then it was on the road back to the big shity for the summer vacation from skule.

There wasn't much in the way of eateries for the first 100 miles or so, and there weren't IHOPs and Waffle Houses sprinkled every few miles in a strip mall either.  We finally passed a Diner called "Joy's Country Kitchen" which had seen better days, probably in the 1950s or 60s.  There was no more Joy there either, just her son Jack who took over the place after she died.  It turned out to be one of the best breakfasts I ever ate, although granted my memory is colored here by having eaten 5 straight days of Instant Oatmeal and powdered eggs.  We both ordered the Big, Full Amerikan Breakfast, with the eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, pancakes and toast.

Big Breakfast, Amerikan Style
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Title: 🥪 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 6/6/2018
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 06:26:43 AM
We got back on the road after breakfast headed for home in the Big Apple, and Ted wanted to push on through lunch and just buy some takeout food to eat while driving, but I convinced him that we should stop in Beantown for a GREAT Boston Clam Chowder I had there while shooting a Harvard-Columbia football game.  We backed that up with some delicious Reuben sandwiches and left Boston with our stomachs well packed for the final leg of the drive back into the Belly of the Beast, Manhattan Island in New York Shity.

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Lunch


Boston Clam Chowder
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Reuben Sandwich: Corned Beef on Rye with Sauerkraut
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 06:42:44 AM
When I go to Boston I always get Scrod.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 06:44:58 AM
When I got to Boston I always get Scrod.

We'll feature Scrod in a future Special.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on June 06, 2018, 07:25:03 AM
When I got to Boston I always get Scrod.

It's great here, don't get me wrong but Maine is the slightly better place to get it.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 07:32:23 AM
Where is the best place in Maine for a foreigner from the South to visit?
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 07:48:31 AM
Where is the best place in Maine for a foreigner from the South to visit?

Depends what you are looking for and how much industrial infrastructure you want reasonably nearby.

As coastal towns go, my personal favorite as Everybody Knows is Bar Harbor, but for cute smaller towns, Rockport is a great choice, or at least it used to be with lots of nice small shops and restaurants.

Inland, Bangor is a nice town to settle around looking for land.  When you get north of Millinocket, there is absolutely nothing around for miles.  If you are looking to isolate, you head north.

From the coast near I-95, it's only about a 3 hour drive to Boston, depending how heavy your foot is on the gas pedal.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 07:57:03 AM
I'm thinking more for a short summer visit with lots of seafood and a nice quaint seacoast town to take in. I'm sure Bar Harbor would probably foot the bill.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 07:58:26 AM
I'm thinking more for a short summer visit with lots of seafood and a nice quaint seacoast town to take in. I'm sure Bar Harbor would probably foot the bill.

Either Bar Harbor or Rockport would work for that.  In both places plenty of Sail Charters available also.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on June 06, 2018, 08:18:18 AM
I'm thinking more for a short summer visit with lots of seafood and a nice quaint seacoast town to take in. I'm sure Bar Harbor would probably foot the bill.

Either Bar Harbor or Rockport would work for that.  In both places plenty of Sail Charters available also.

RE

Great places and sure to please.

My tastes differ however, prefer the quasi big city Maine coast environment together. Portland and South Portland would be my choices Eddie. You have first class accommodations at the Maine Mall, Sheraton, Hilton, that sort of thing, and a ten minute drive brings you along miles and miles of coast and fish eateries everywhere.

My choice is thus, because the mom and pop hotels are getting big dough now, tourist ripoffs, and most while kinda clean a acceptable are old shit holes. Same for the shacks selling the seafood, dives with very high prices but the food is great. Sometimes you want a break with a filet or porterhouse and a good bottle of Italian or French grape juice. You won't get that in the rough.

One added inducement to my method you would save 400 miles of driving, my idea is only 100 miles straight up 95 from Beantown.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 08:26:49 AM
Thanks you guys. I appreciate the info.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on June 06, 2018, 08:38:26 AM
I'm thinking more for a short summer visit with lots of seafood and a nice quaint seacoast town to take in. I'm sure Bar Harbor would probably foot the bill.

Either Bar Harbor or Rockport would work for that.  In both places plenty of Sail Charters available also.

RE

Great places and sure to please.

My tastes differ however, prefer the quasi big city Maine coast environment together. Portland and South Portland would be my choices Eddie. You have first class accommodations at the Maine Mall, Sheraton, Hilton, that sort of thing, and a ten minute drive brings you along miles and miles of coast and fish eateries everywhere.

My choice is thus, because the mom and pop hotels are getting big dough now, tourist ripoffs, and most while kinda clean a acceptable are old shit holes. Same for the shacks selling the seafood, dives with very high prices but the food is great. Sometimes you want a break with a filet or porterhouse and a good bottle of Italian or French grape juice. You won't get that in the rough.

One added inducement to my method you would save 400 miles of driving, my idea is only 100 miles straight up 95 from Beantown.

I'd bet you'd even find roadside lobster shacks!

Absolutely unforgettable experience.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on June 06, 2018, 08:45:02 AM
Lobster shacks Surly???   Everywhere, you couldn't count them all.

However, as I was explaining to Eddie, they are shacks but their prices are no longer shack prices, more like fine gourmet places, many play the cash only game too.

Your correct though, nothing like a lobster right out of the water by the ocean .
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on June 06, 2018, 09:05:19 AM
Lobster shacks Surly???   Everywhere, you couldn't count them all.

However, as I was explaining to Eddie, they are shacks but their prices are no longer shack prices, more like fine gourmet places, many play the cash only game too.

Your correct though, nothing like a lobster right out of the water by the ocean .

When I toured coastal New England was the mid 80s, and I recall lobster shacks being as affordable as they were delightful. Times have apparently changed.
You are right about a never-frozen lobster served fresh.

You know, in coastal Virginia you can't even find a decent lobster? My friends have been out in search of one in vain. All the crabs, shrimp and scallops you can stand, but too far south for decent lobster.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on June 06, 2018, 09:29:42 AM
Lobster shacks Surly???   Everywhere, you couldn't count them all.

However, as I was explaining to Eddie, they are shacks but their prices are no longer shack prices, more like fine gourmet places, many play the cash only game too.

Your correct though, nothing like a lobster right out of the water by the ocean .

When I toured coastal New England was the mid 80s, and I recall lobster shacks being as affordable as they were delightful. Times have apparently changed.
You are right about a never-frozen lobster served fresh.

You know, in coastal Virginia you can't even find a decent lobster? My friends have been out in search of one in vain. All the crabs, shrimp and scallops you can stand, but too far south for decent lobster.

They were nice mom and pop family operations then Surly. How well I remember.

They have mostly sold out to the pig men. The smart ass guys who know how to charge, form associations in the area where they all charge the same within a dollar or two to make it look good. They don't even do the twin lobster specials anymore until the soft shell lobster season. I could cry at what they did. Some own three or four places in the same area and pretend they are all different to fix the prices high.

Hate to say it but corruption is everywhere Surly, your not a customer anymore they want to please and have come back, you a tourist they want to screw as much as possible because another will take your seat tomorrow.

Hate to be so negative guys, Maine is my summer habitat, but our countries business has been taken over mostly by scoundrels.   :'( :-\
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 09:30:59 AM
@ Surly

My one visit to the Outer Banks was a very special trip. The coast in your area is so incredibly picturesque. And the restaurants have sweet tea. Civilized.

On the Texas coast, hurricanes have obliterated the beach houses of the past, and the dunes are full of rattlesnakes. It is no surprise to me that the Native Americans of the Texas  coast were cannibals.

Correction: Although said to be cannibals by some older accounts, apparently proof of this is lacking. They were pretty primitive. It's tough country on the land side. They were the Karankawas, probably descended from Carib tribes.

One favorite Texas historian of mine referred to two prominent Texas tribes that were not well known. The Crankyways and the Honkytonks. You can see how I could grow up to be confused.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 09:46:21 AM
It's always something of a crapshoot when you go to quaint Bed & Breakfast hotels in the smaller towns, but you do a lot of research before you settle on one.  I couldn't recommend one today, it's over 20 years since I traveled around Maine.  I certainly would not stay in a big hotel like the Hilton in Portland though,  Hiltons are the same everywhere.  Portland is just like Boston, only somewhat smaller and not as dirty.

It is true that "Lobster Shacks" for the most part really aren't shacks anymore, that transition was already occuring 20 years ago.  Prices are jacked up high, because tourists don't think they are eating in a good restaurant unless they pay high prices.  Again here, you have to do a lot of research if you don't have someone who has recently been to the neighborhood and can make recommendations.  There is tons of information available on the web though.

I would start with looking at travelogs of people who have been to the area and decide on a location first.  Then start researching Bed & Breakfasts.  Depends how long you want your trip to be also, if it's just a long weekend trip then one town and one B&B is probably fine.  If you are talking a week long trip, you probably want to hit 2 or 3 towns and different places to stay.  Fly into Portland and rent a car.

Also depends if you want to incorporate sailing into the vacation.  For that, you won't beat Bar Harbor I am pretty sure.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on June 06, 2018, 09:49:56 AM
@ Surly

One favorite Texas historian of mine referred to two prominent Texas tribes that were not well known. The Crankyways and the Honkytonks. You can see how I could grow up to be confused.

Kinky Friedman?
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 10:02:47 AM
My memory is going bad. I very much want to attribute that one to Ralph W. Steen, who was the Dean of my college, and a real historian who wrote bad textbooks that we read as kids.

But this was from a Texas History humor book I read when I was collecting my work-study check for sitting on my fanny guarding access to the Special Collections on Saturday in the college library. I can't seem to find it on the internet.

Kinky's dad was a UT professor, and he and his wife were lucky to somehow be able to buy a summer camp for kids in Kerrville, which is such a beautiful place I can't describe it adequately. Beautiful clear rivers there. Kinky wrote about that place in a novel of his called Armadillos and Old Lace. I read all his books, I think, but that one is special.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 10:51:09 AM

Kinky had some good lines, though. Most of them aren't archived on the net, but here are a few of the better known quotes......


Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.

Remember: Y'all is singular. All y'all is plural. All y'all's is plural possessive.

Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get.

We're first on executions. We're 49th in funding public education. We're in a race with Mississippi for the bottom, and we're winning.

I'll keep us out of war with Oklahoma! (Gubernatorial campaign slogan)


Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: g on June 06, 2018, 10:52:26 AM
It's always something of a crapshoot when you go to quaint Bed & Breakfast hotels in the smaller towns, but you do a lot of research before you settle on one.  I couldn't recommend one today, it's over 20 years since I traveled around Maine.  I certainly would not stay in a big hotel like the Hilton in Portland though,  Hiltons are the same everywhere.  Portland is just like Boston, only somewhat smaller and not as dirty.

It is true that "Lobster Shacks" for the most part really aren't shacks anymore, that transition was already occuring 20 years ago.  Prices are jacked up high, because tourists don't think they are eating in a good restaurant unless they pay high prices.  Again here, you have to do a lot of research if you don't have someone who has recently been to the neighborhood and can make recommendations.  There is tons of information available on the web though.

I would start with looking at travelogs of people who have been to the area and decide on a location first.  Then start researching Bed & Breakfasts.  Depends how long you want your trip to be also, if it's just a long weekend trip then one town and one B&B is probably fine.  If you are talking a week long trip, you probably want to hit 2 or 3 towns and different places to stay.  Fly into Portland and rent a car.

Also depends if you want to incorporate sailing into the vacation.  For that, you won't beat Bar Harbor I am pretty sure.

RE

Yes hard to beat Bar Harbor for that.

Let me assure you to Eddie that despite the negative slant I gave on the lodgings and eateries, ther is no more beautiful place than Maine in the Summer or Fall. Believe me as well that it can 100 degrees during the day but as soon as the sun goes down on that beautiful ice cold Atlantic your cool comfortable an enjoying Mother Nature's air conditioning. It's truly a wonderful experience. The fresh air on the Maine coast seems to have a body and texture to it and hold more oxygen than anywhere else.


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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 10:57:56 AM
Okay, it's definitely on the bucket list now. Maybe I can surprise the missus.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Surly1 on June 06, 2018, 11:02:33 AM
Hate to say it but corruption is everywhere Surly, your not a customer anymore they want to please and have come back, you a tourist they want to screw as much as possible because another will take your seat tomorrow.

Hate to be so negative guys, Maine is my summer habitat, but our countries business has been taken over mostly by scoundrels.   :'( :-\

Scoundrels not specific to New England. They do the same thing here. I make it a point of principle to never go to Virginia Beach after Memorial day and before Labor day.

You're not a customer, you're a wallet to be mined as quickly and thoroughly as possible. And then, "Next man up!"

Seems like every aspect of the economy is modeled after gas and mining companies, specializing in the practice and politics of extraction. Max out your quarter, don't look back, and devil take the hindmost. To do otherwise is to be a fool, because you're competitor will.

Not surprising that the awareness (and boldness) of these practices occurs at the same time that our social connections are at an all time low. On other threads, we've discussed thois. I recall looking at my parents' and grandparents' photo albums, where people had active social lives. They dressed up, they Went Out, they attended clubs, went to dances, visited others' houses, played cards, drank, smoked, and talked shit. Archaeological evidence of a rich life now disappeared.

No wonder we are mined for profit. No social connection, no social cohesion.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 11:11:03 AM
Okay, it's definitely on the bucket list now. Maybe I can surprise the missus.

Definitely try to get there before it ends up like the VI.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 11:38:19 AM
My memory is going bad. I very much want to attribute that one to Ralph W. Steen, who was the Dean of my college, and a real historian who wrote bad textbooks that we read as kids.

But this was from a Texas History humor book I read when I was collecting my work-study check for sitting on my fanny guarding access to the Special Collections on Saturday in the college library. I can't seem to find it on the internet.

Kinky's dad was a UT professor, and he and his wife were lucky to somehow be able to buy a summer camp for kids in Kerrville, which is such a beautiful place I can't describe it adequately. Beautiful clear rivers there. Kinky wrote about that place in a novel of his called Armadillos and Old Lace. I read all his books, I think, but that one is special.


A little searching makes me think the book I'm thinking of is one of the ones written by a guy named Frank X. Tolbert, who was what we used to call a newspaperman.

Frank X. Tolbert
Journalist


Joseph Francis Tolbert, better known as Frank X. Tolbert, was a Texas journalist, historian, and chili enthusiast. For the Dallas Morning News, he wrote a local history column called Tolbert's Texas that ran from 1946 until his death in 1984.

Born: July 27, 1912, Amarillo, TX
Died: January 9, 1984

Books: A Bowl of Red, Tolbert's Texas, The day of San Jacinto, MORE

Awards: Spur Award for Best Nonfiction
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 11:45:30 AM
Okay, it's definitely on the bucket list now. Maybe I can surprise the missus.

Definitely try to get there before it ends up like the VI.

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I was thinking for my wife's birthday, which is within a few days of yours. Think I have time?
Title: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/6/2018
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 02:03:18 PM
We arrived back in the Big Apple around 6PM, after a delay on the Tappan Zee bridge caused by motoristas rubbernecking a tractor trailer jacknifing on the other side of the road.  Once past that though, we were OK for the drive downtown on the West Side Highway to hit Smith & Wollensky's.  Street Parking down in that neighborhood is impossible during the day, but after 6PM you can find free spots and not have to pay the exorbitant charges of the parking garages.  We got out of the Chevy, stretched our legs and dusted off some of the dirt, then walked the couple couple of blocks to S&W.

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If it was just two normal dirty young guys in jeans & sneakers, the Maitre d' probably would not have sat us at a table, but the staff at S&W knew both of us.  Ted's dad was a famous Writer and he had dined there often.  I was developing a rep as an epicure, and besides shooting pics for the Spectator I also periodically wrote restaurant reviews.  So he sat us at a nice table that was near the back and the Wine Steward came right over, even though we were both below 21.  In those days, the drinking age in NY Shity was 18.  I wasn't 18 yet, but nobody ever asked for an ID in those days either.

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After some discussion over all the fabulous Steaks🥩 available on the menu, we decided to share a 32 oz Porterhouse🥩.  We flipped a coin to see who would get the First Choice of slices and who would get to gnaw on the bone.  I got the first slice choice, Ted got the bone.  I would have rather had it the other way, but you can't win them all.  :(

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32 oz Porterhouse Steak🥩
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 02:07:57 PM
I was thinking for my wife's birthday, which is within a few days of yours. Think I have time?

Ask Jeff Masters or Bob Henson.  Weather is not my specialty.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 02:19:24 PM
Lotta nice looking B&Bs in the neighborhood.  Looks like it will set you back around $200/night.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g60709-zft9190-Bar_Harbor_Mount_Desert_Island_Maine-Hotel-Deals.html (https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g60709-zft9190-Bar_Harbor_Mount_Desert_Island_Maine-Hotel-Deals.html)

The Acadia Bay Inn looks like it has some real nice views.

https://www.acadiabayinn.com/ (https://www.acadiabayinn.com/)

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Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/6/2018
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 02:37:07 PM
We arrived back in the Big Apple around 6PM, after a delay on the Tappan Zee bridge caused by motoristas rubbernecking a tractor trailer jacknifing on the other side of the road.  Once past that though, we were OK for the drive downtown on the West Side Highway to hit Smith & Wollensky's.  Street Parking down in that neighborhood is impossible during the day, but after 6PM you can find free spots and not have to pay the exorbitant charges of the parking garages.  We got out of the Chevy, stretched our legs and dusted off some of the dirt, then walked the couple couple of blocks to S&W.

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If it was just two normal dirty young guys in jeans & sneakers, the Maitre d' probably would not have sat us at a table, but the staff at S&W knew both of us.  Ted's dad was a famous Writer and he had dined there often.  I was developing a rep as an epicure, and besides shooting pics for the Spectator I also periodically wrote restaurant reviews.  So he sat us at a nice table that was near the back and the Wine Steward came right over, even though we were both below 21.  In those days, the drinking age in NY Shity was 18.  I wasn't 18 yet, but nobody ever asked for an ID in those days either.

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After some discussion over all the fabulous Steaks🥩 available on the menu, we decided to share a 32 oz Porterhouse🥩.  We flipped a coin to see who would get the First Choice of slices and who would get to gnaw on the bone.  I got the first slice choice, Ted got the bone.  I would have rather had it the other way, but you can't win them all.  :(

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32 oz Porterhouse Steak🥩
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Nice to eat somewhere you're known. Most of my friends are waiters. Dinner is my social life, period.  Bartlett's is not the fanciest restaurant I've ever been seated in, but it is without a doubt the best steaks and sides and service of anywhere I've been.

I gave up on Ruth's Chris. I used to eat there years ago before they moved to the high rent downtown location. I used to eat at Ray's which was famous here, but Ray died (he weighed 400  pounds or so). They have McCormick and Shmick here now, but it's in a planned development that looks like a fake neighborhood (I hate that).

I've been to Lawry's in Chicago and in SF. I've been to Morton's in Chicago. I still like Bartlett's better than any of 'em.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 02:42:45 PM
Lotta nice looking B&Bs in the neighborhood.  Looks like it will set you back around $200/night.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g60709-zft9190-Bar_Harbor_Mount_Desert_Island_Maine-Hotel-Deals.html (https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g60709-zft9190-Bar_Harbor_Mount_Desert_Island_Maine-Hotel-Deals.html)

The Acadia Bay Inn looks like it has some real nice views.

https://www.acadiabayinn.com/ (https://www.acadiabayinn.com/)

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/fb4c95_751e59e201644651846dba388b8fc304~mv2_d_3093_2315_s_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_1007,h_754,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/fb4c95_751e59e201644651846dba388b8fc304~mv2_d_3093_2315_s_2.jpg)

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/fb4c95_eef157c4f8bc4bef96374293a9041009~mv2_d_2791_2089_s_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_1007,h_754,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/fb4c95_eef157c4f8bc4bef96374293a9041009~mv2_d_2791_2089_s_2.jpg)

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I don't ever plan on a sail while traveling with my wife. It never seems to work out. Maybe a dinner cruise. If I go East, there's jet lag. I sleep in. I waste too much of my day, most days.

These days my greatest enjoyment is my morning coffee, hopefully enjoyed outdoors with a nice view like that. Maybe a nice pastry. Do some walking around or driving.....followed by a nice dinner.
Title: Re: 🥩 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 6/6/2018
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 02:51:18 PM
Nice to eat somewhere you're known. Most of my friends are waiters. Dinner is my social life, period.  Bartlett's is not the fanciest restaurant I've ever been seated in, but it is without a doubt the best steaks and sides and service of anywhere I've been.

I gave up on Ruth's Chris. I used to eat there years ago before they moved to the high rent downtown location. I used to eat at Ray's which was famous here, but Ray died (he weighed 400  pounds or so). They have McCormick and Shmick here now, but it's in a planned development that looks like a fake neighborhood (I hate that).

I've been to Lawry's in Chicago and in SF. I've been to Morton's in Chicago. I still like Bartlett's better than any of 'em.

If I make it down to Austin once more before I buy my ticket to the Great Beyond, we'll go out for a steak at Bartlett's

I had one real good steak at the Ruth's Chris in Indianapolis during Nationals.  Otherwise, I found the chain disappointing, especially for the price.

No good steakhouse up here if you come for a visit to do some Whale Watching.  The Crow's Nest at Cap'n Cook sometimes has a good cut of meat on the menu, but they change the menu fairly often so it's uncertain what will be up for ordering.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: Eddie on June 06, 2018, 02:58:52 PM
I'm good with smoked salmon any day.
Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu
Post by: RE on June 06, 2018, 03:04:00 PM
I'm good with smoked salmon any day.

Fish & Shellfish of course is another story.  Not even Maine outdoes Alaska for Fish.

BTW, on those sailing trips around the Bar Harbor area, you can get anything from a full on charter to just an afternoon or evening cruise.

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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu - Hilltop Steak House
Post by: g on June 06, 2018, 04:14:12 PM
Moton's was a disappointment to me, as was Capital Grille.

It was not a fancy place by any means but the Hilltop Steak House was the very best Steak dinner in Boston. Bought out by a pigman who soon ruined it. Closed up and bankrupt a few years ago. One of the countries busiest places in it's heyday. Always a half hour to hour wait to get in and it was a huge place.

Words could not describe the steaks or the size of them. How I miss it.  :'( :'(


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Why do you buy Gold GO?

Do you really think there is going to be inflation?

The Dollar is the world's strongest currency and the world's reserve currency, don't be so silly.
 
You can't eat it and pieces of paper and plastic cards are so much easier to carry and use at the store.

Think positive GO and stop being a crank and pessimist. Everything is going to be OK.

Note the date on the menu Diners.  :icon_study: :icon_study: :icon_study:

 The Hilltop was known, in part for their decorations outside including a 68-foot-high neon cactus and cows. At least at one time, they were "America's largest restaurant, both in number of customers served and sales volume. On a typical Saturday, the Hilltop, a sprawling Ponderosa that accommodated 1,300 carnivores, rustled up about 7,800 meals. It served nearly 2.4 million customers annually, three times the volume of the nation's second-largest restaurant, Tavern on the Green in Manhattan." In 1987, they exceeded $27 million gross.[1]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilltop_Steakhouse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilltop_Steakhouse)
Title: 🥞 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 6/7/2018
Post by: RE on June 07, 2018, 12:49:55 AM
Here's one I never had, even when Inter-railing through the Netherlands.  Looks scrumptious! 😋  They give it the bowl shape by baking it in a Dutch Oven.

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Fresh Berry Dutch Baby Pancake with Macadamia Nuts
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Title: Re: Doomstead Diner Menu - Hilltop Steak House
Post by: RE on June 07, 2018, 01:25:46 AM

It was not a fancy place by any means but the Hilltop Steak House was the very best Steak dinner in Boston. Bought out by a pigman who soon ruined it. Closed up and bankrupt a few years ago. One of the countries busiest places in it's heyday. Always a half hour to hour wait to get in and it was a huge place.

Back when I was a kid, the Go-To place in NY Shity for the best steak was the Cattlemen's Restaurant.  They had 2 or 3 locations in NY and others outside NY too.  Dad the Pigman took us there for dinner a few times before we left for Brazil.

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Here were the prices in 1981:

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In terms of inflation, you have to consider what the salaries were in 1981.  Around $13K.  Today the average salary is around $50K, almost quadruple that.