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May 15, 2010 12:55 PM

What Do You Do With Your Food When No One Is Looking?

Someone posted something about rare london broil, and how they loved to eat the burnt little ends. I agree that's good, but got me thinking. After I slice up a rare london broil, I put it on a new plate, then I make sure no one is looking, and drink up all the blood directly from the other plate.

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  1. Ummm....hiding head in shame...lick the bowl of remaining salsa after using it as a dip (while walking with it to the dishwasher).

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    1. re: jbsiegel

      I do that with frosting, but I suppose everyone does that right? :)

      1. re: michele cindy

        Yep! And I also lick ice cream bowls and dessert plates more often than not!

    2. Whenever I'm preparing pieces of beef, I always cut a little off, dip it in seasoned salt, and eat it raw. Skeeves my husband out lol!

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      1. re: Popkin

        I don't do that every time but often enough. My husband joins me.And, yes, the salt is a key component but I just use plain kosher.

        1. re: c oliver

          Salt is definitely a good topper for raw beef. I also like grating fresh horseradish.

        2. re: Popkin

          I do it every time!
          (with plain Kosher salt for me)

          I do it with ground beef too - and sometimes I get out of hand and realise I have eaten half of my meat! (love it with salt AND after it's been mixed with stuf for meatballs & meatloaf!)
          Skeeves my hubby too

        3. DIp Italian bread into the red sauce simmering on the stove. If no bread, a spoon will do.

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          1. re: JEN10

            Not red sauce fro me, but a large simmering pot of Puertorrican-style pinto beans with sofrito/tomato sauce/pumpkin squash (habichuelas guisadas con calabaza). I do this at church when I'm heating up the food for potluck during the service... SO good.

            1. re: iamtheeiceworm

              ummmmmmmmmm, sounds delicious where should I show up and when?

            2. re: JEN10

              Oh definitely.

              Growing up we all did it - every Sunday - the loaf would be gone before dinner!!

            3. Oh, yes. I'm all over a carving board/plate with bread when there's a bloody mess left from slicing a roast. Can't say I've drunk from the plate; but you can bet I'll eat enough bread to soak the whole thing up. Don't have pets in the house anymore so it's just up to me...

              I can't stand to see the last tbs. of dip, potato salad, etc. go to waste so of course I'm all over it with a fork or spoon before it goes in the d/w.

              Loved the comment from Popkin about the raw beef. I even eat (*gasp!*) ground chuck that comes from our butcher -- raw -- before I make the burgers. If I have a great bunch of steaks and I can take a slice; I'll go to the trouble of making some Pecorino shards so I can have the beef with that and some EVOO.

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              1. re: shaogo

                I used to do that with the raw burgers - until I had a bad experience once!

                1. re: jbsiegel

                  I grind my own beef so I don't worry.

                2. re: shaogo

                  I love your photo, did you draw that?

                3. All burned bits, and sticky baking goodness are re-purposed for a sneaky appetizer, sometimes to the point of over-indulgence. Last thanksgiving, I was full by the time I sat down at the table. I think it was the two rolls that used to scoop the mashed potatoes with that put me over the edge. Or maybe the roll that I dipped into the carmelized brown sugar left in the carrot pan. Surely it wasn't the stuffing that was too burned to serve, or my obsessive need to check the sweetness of the whipped cream.

                  I also roast one more garlic head than I need for the dish, because as I'm popping them out of the skins it tends to go, "One for me, one for you, one for me, one for you" in an entirely fair distribution between mouth and bowl.

                  But I suppose the worst thing I do involves the peanut butter jar and a spoon. My hand to god, I always swear that I'm just going to have ONE spoonful and keep my saliva to my self . . . but I'm clearly lacking in character . . . and gaining weight.

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                  1. re: onceadaylily

                    """Surely it wasn't the stuffing that was too burned to serve, or my obsessive need to check the sweetness of the whipped cream."""

                    too funny, lily!

                    1. re: onceadaylily

                      Yes, I've said in many a thread that I'm a multiple dipper when it comes to PB jars and spoons, but I rarely do it in front of my SO, unless I'm kinda drunk.

                      Oh! Here's something else he doesn't know, unless he reads this thread, which he won't—I make a point of being the one to clean up sushi take-out so I can drink the little container of soy sauce mixed with wasabi on the way to the trash. Yes!