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Miri1 Mar 30, 2011 08:22 PM

SThere are topics galore on what we're all making for dinner, or what our favorite meals are, what we loved from our childhood, what we hated from our childhood.... we've discussed what we eat when we're alone, foods that we eat in a peculiar manner, and what we're ashamed to admit to eating.

But I want to know what you're eating RIGHT NOW! We all do it, eat while we're online. so I;ll start.

I have a big tuna salad. Homemade. with some cottage cheese and a pickle on the side. One of my favorite warm weather meals. So, tell us, what are you eating NOW??

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    sedimental Mar 30, 2011 08:34 PM

    Right this second, I am drinking some homemade Nocino and nibbling on a small piece of dark chocolate.

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      escondido123 Mar 30, 2011 08:38 PM

      I just finished dinner so I'm eating nothing right now after a meal of broccoli with sausage and a fennel and feta salad. I'm about to make a cup of Bedtime tea and will be off reading for a good hour or so.

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        shaebones Mar 30, 2011 11:00 PM

        greek yogurt w vanilla, coconut and chopped almonds.

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          givemecarbs Mar 31, 2011 12:50 AM

          I really try not to read and eat at the same time, I like to give my munchies my full attention, but just before I started reading this I had an almond cookie shaped like a snowman from TJ's and a chocolate truffle from Costco washed down with water. Then I had a dental mint. Looks like I overstocked on the Christmas treats this year. Good thing Easter falls on a very late date, I might get through my stash in time!

          1. Naguere Mar 31, 2011 01:03 AM

            Right now, meaning 'today' I will be having a Fray Bentos chicken pie (just cut the lid of and bake for 30 minues)

            sauté potatoes and mixed vegetables.

            the pie, only an English pound from Lidl

             
            1. TheHuntress Mar 31, 2011 01:24 AM

              I just polished off some leftover Chinese takeaway from last night. I also have the infinite can of trusty Diet Coke by my side.

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                mcel215 Mar 31, 2011 02:51 AM

                Just got up for work, so I am sitting here reading. I don't munch while I read either. And I need a couple of hours to eat anything in the morning. So, I am off to get my coffee and that will be it for awhile.

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                  pericolosa Mar 31, 2011 01:13 PM

                  Me too, with the trusty infinite supply of Diet Coke, except I need the economy-sized bottles.
                  Sous-vided chicken legs are in the fridge, to finish in the wok/fryer and munch on when I need some calories.

                2. bermudagourmetgoddess Mar 31, 2011 04:39 AM

                  Right NOW drinking some Dark French Roast coffee and it is wonderful after a champagne drinking night ;)

                  1. Uncle Bob Mar 31, 2011 04:44 AM

                    Drinking a hot cup of Coffee & Chicory.........

                    1. agoodbite Mar 31, 2011 04:57 AM

                      No food. No water or other beverage. Scheduled for a colonoscopy this morning. Looking very much forward to a cup of strong black tea w/ sugar and lemon as soon as I am able this afternoon.

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                        Querencia Mar 31, 2011 07:17 PM

                        Dear agoodbite---By now you have had the tea and last night's gallon of Go-Litely is just a nightmare. Good for you.

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                          agoodbite Mar 31, 2011 11:16 PM

                          Quuerencia,

                          Yes, it is all but a nightmare now and my cup of tea was just as good as I imagined last night. And I just snacked on a few midnight Triscuits - because I could.

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                          buttertart Apr 1, 2011 02:35 PM

                          Been there, no fun, first and last experience with Gatorade, I can't even bear to see it advertised. You definitely have my sympathy.

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                            agoodbite Apr 1, 2011 06:28 PM

                            Thanks. It's definitely an unpleasant experience It's slowly fading into the distance as the haze of anesthesia slowly wears off. My dinner of peas and mashed potatoes is a help.

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                            Rella Apr 3, 2011 06:16 AM

                            I hope your colonoscopy went well. I am fasting after 9pm tonight for a blood test tomorrow. But nothing worse than a colonoscopy prep.

                            This Sunday morning just up after a good 11 hours sleep, I'm having a cup of espresso reading chowhound trying to wake up.

                            DH makes espresso every morning for me after I cry, "I'm uuuuuuuppp!" It's hard to express (espress) my gratitude.

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                              agoodbite Apr 5, 2011 05:54 AM

                              Thanks for the kind words and I hope your blood work results are favorable. Colonoscopy itself went well, but the prep solution sent my blood pressure through the roof. I'm tying to get that straightened out now. Aging has its rewards.

                              I haven't eaten anything yet this morning, but I'm dreaming of a poached egg with grits as a possibility for a late breakfast/early lunch.

                              What a wonderful husband you have.

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                                Rella Apr 5, 2011 06:11 AM

                                I do wonder about the effects of the solution - I can't keep it down. They give the same amount for persons 250 lbs. as they do 125 lbs. with the admonition "You've got to drink it ALL."

                                Addressing high blood pressure here only as to the effects of food and drink intake:

                                I have been wondering lately regarding what effect that food one is eating daily has on the fluctuation of blood pressure. (Salt has not yet been determined as a cause for everyone's high bp.)

                                Fluctuation has been a reason for my not taking meds for it and the doctors go wild!

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                                  agoodbite Apr 5, 2011 12:52 PM

                                  The prep solution is as terrible as you suggest. I also couldn't keep it down and felt unjustly punished after drinking it "ALL".

                                  I also have questions about diet and blood pressure. I'm on a course of Lasix at the moment. I'll see the doctor in a few days and find out if it was effective.

                                  Since the results of the colonoscopy were inconclusive, I'm now scheduled for a pelvic and abdominal ultrasound, And so it goes...

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                                    goodhealthgourmet Apr 5, 2011 08:49 PM

                                    oof. i'm sorry you're going through this, i've been there too, and it's definitely not fun. i don't know WHY they haven't done something to make Golytely more palatable - i only managed to keep about 10 - 15% of it down. *gnarly* stuff. i also woke up in the middle of my colonoscopy because they screwed up the anesthesia, but that's a whole other story ;) anyway, the ultrasound won't be as bad, though the full bladder requirement is a bit of a challenge when you have someone pressing on your abdomen!

                                    keeping fingers crossed that it goes well and they don't find any major problems...and i hope you treat yourself to an indulgent Chowhound meal when all is said and done.

                          3. hypomyces Mar 31, 2011 05:34 AM

                            Kimchi fried rice for breakfast! Yum!

                            1. woodleyparkhound Mar 31, 2011 05:35 AM

                              Oatmeal - long cooking, with raisins and brown sugar.

                              1. arashall Mar 31, 2011 06:19 AM

                                Yogurt and granola parfait from the company cafe downstairs. Boring breakfast, but I haven't made it to the grocery store this week.

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                                  LeoLioness Mar 31, 2011 06:36 AM

                                  Breakfast at my desk: Grapes, some Cahill cheddar (the kind that's marbled with Porter), a piece of sourdough toast with butter and a cup of English breakfast tea.

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                                    debw1946 Mar 31, 2011 06:40 AM

                                    Half of a ham and cheese sandwich and coffee. Breakfast of champions.

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                                    Nanzi Mar 31, 2011 10:10 AM

                                    I'm retired, so no work gets in the way of eating....or not eating, for the first couple of hours I'm up, and I seldom eat til about noon. I just had a hamburger with Stilton Blue on top, that will hold me til mid aftn, then a snack.

                                    1. mamachef Mar 31, 2011 11:20 AM

                                      Instant mashed potatoes with a lot of unsalted butter and a poached egg on top. Yummmmmy.

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                                        buttertart Mar 31, 2011 11:41 AM

                                        What IMP do you buy, miss?

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                                          mamachef Mar 31, 2011 12:13 PM

                                          Idahoan. (I not de ho, you de ho. : )
                                          And I don't know the name of them, but when I buy at the Bowl there are these little sort of tubular packets of organic potato flakes that are really good, and they only make three servings at a time. Next time I get them I'll shoot the name at you. "Idaho Organics" comes to mind, but that may be something else entirely.
                                          The secret to removing the cardboardy taste of any and all mashers from a box is in the copius butter/ground pepper......and that yolk helped muchly, too.

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                                            buttertart Mar 31, 2011 12:17 PM

                                            Don't you know by now that mentioning the Bowl hurts my heart? Did it on purpose I bet. I had the Idahoan at my brother-in-law's and was surprised how good they were (it's a high butter use family). Will look for the organic ones in all of the non-Bowl stores here...

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                                              mamachef Mar 31, 2011 12:23 PM

                                              And not to gloat or anything, but now you CAN get a parking spot there. Oh, and have you heard about the new Farmer Joe's? In other local news, an actual community run and owned grocery store with actual healthy food has opened on Mandela Parkway wheretofore there was only always bologna and canned peas available to the populace; so progress is being made.
                                              These are all reasons that you need to come avisitin.

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                                                buttertart Mar 31, 2011 12:26 PM

                                                No, I hadn't, and yes, I do.

                                      2. Heidi cooks and bakes Mar 31, 2011 11:30 AM

                                        Eating a late lunch at my desk...half a sub from Jersey Mike's, roast beef, bacon, extra american cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, a little oil and vinegar. A bag of salted potato chips and a soda, 3/4 diet coke, 1/4 coke. Boy, that looks like a lotta food. Actually, i'm really only eating half the half sub. The rest is for later!

                                        1. srsone Mar 31, 2011 11:39 AM

                                          nothing...i'm waiting for parts to fix a truck...

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                                            laliz Mar 31, 2011 11:47 AM

                                            sunflower seeds and diet Coke

                                            1. buttertart Mar 31, 2011 12:29 PM

                                              The truth? 2 things of Extreme Sour Smarties, because I'm dying for candy and there's nothing else around. If it were the bubblegum ones it'd be a lot more than 2.

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                                                mamachef Mar 31, 2011 01:08 PM

                                                I wish I could have some Extreme Smarties, but I think it wouldn't be a good idea. I tried slowly working through a sour worm this morning. Do you know how long it takes to suck those things? They're 10x worse than tootsie pops.

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                                                  buttertart Mar 31, 2011 01:10 PM

                                                  Not with your mouth, poor thing. What I really really wish I had was some of those sour belts with the rainbow colors and the bigtime chewy pull, I love those things.

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                                                    mamachef Mar 31, 2011 01:21 PM

                                                    Oh, you mean the really neon ones that aren't transluscent and are sugar-dusted. Not that anyone here would know anything about those.
                                                    It's amazing what can happen when there are no See's creams in the house, innit?

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                                                      buttertart Mar 31, 2011 01:22 PM

                                                      Mmm yeah...but nuts and chews got the creams beat. I'd really be in clover if I had some of those.

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                                                        mamachef Mar 31, 2011 01:49 PM

                                                        If I tried to eat something with nuts or really chew something, I'd be in living hell, but I totally agree, that's the box to buy when all's well. Walnut choccy dipped caramels. Bordeaux. We've done this before, haven't we?
                                                        The dark chocolate raspberry cream, however? That would go down just fine.

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                                                          buttertart Mar 31, 2011 01:51 PM

                                                          I can see that. Do they have an orange dark choc cream too? That's always nice.

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                                                            mamachef Mar 31, 2011 02:09 PM

                                                            Yes, AND tangy, yummy apricot with little bits in it.

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                                                              buttertart Mar 31, 2011 02:44 PM

                                                              See's...Homer food lust expression...

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                                                    goodhealthgourmet Apr 1, 2011 03:58 PM

                                                    uh oh...Marci, what's wrong with your mouth?

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                                                      mamachef Apr 1, 2011 04:37 PM

                                                      A healing "gum flap procedure," which is just as gruesome as it sounds. The last few days have been pleasantly spent couch surfing, CH-ing, and Facebooking. R. control in hand, phone on table over shoulder, various balms and beverages on the coffee table. Minus the dental bullcrap, I could really get used to this. : )
                                                      And this, I love: asked Mr. to go out for some teabags, just your basic teabags, to tuck into my cheek and promote healing. That darling went out and bought a canister of my alltime very favorite Mariage Freres tea - and I can make my own gauze packs for it. He was so sweet, explaining that he figured I could heal with it now and drink the tea properly later. Awwww. : )

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                                                        goodhealthgourmet Apr 1, 2011 05:39 PM

                                                        yuck. i can relate - i've been there :( i've actually been undergoing monthly planing & scaling in a last-ditch attempt to avoid having to go through *another* flap surgery. hope you're healing quickly so that you can get back to chomping on all the good stuff ASAP! and in the meantime, enjoy the pampering :)

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                                                          TheHuntress Apr 1, 2011 07:18 PM

                                                          I hope you feel better soon mamachef. That's so nice of your Mr. looking after you like that, sometimes all those little treats make it so much better.

                                                  3. Sue in Mt P Mar 31, 2011 01:06 PM

                                                    Girl Scout cookies-Mint- and iced tea.

                                                    1. Will Owen Mar 31, 2011 01:21 PM

                                                      I don't eat at the computer as a rule, unless it's something like a bowl of Goldfish crackers. It's just after lunch, though, so I'm digesting some leftover cod baked in Ro-Tel tomatoes w/chiles, and brown rice. Even with the fish toughened a bit by microwaving it was quite delicious.

                                                      1. alliegator Mar 31, 2011 01:42 PM

                                                        A mini sized Three Musketeers and ice water with a lime slice.

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                                                          healthybeet Mar 31, 2011 01:43 PM

                                                          Afternoon snack: raw cacao nibs and dried berries ( being good :-)

                                                          1. tracylee Mar 31, 2011 04:44 PM

                                                            Beecher's cheese curds and ice water.

                                                            1. cayjohan Mar 31, 2011 05:16 PM

                                                              I'm currently eating the decor. It's the last day of March and I just can't tolerate wintery looking things around anymore (despite what the outdoors and the forecast tell me), so one of the lovely Cinderella pumpkins that has been gracing our library table in a beautiful way these last 5 months hit the oven. So sweet and wonderful, spread on some toast with a light crumble of cotija cheese on top. The rest of my household is running late, so I'm digging in. Happily.

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                                                                Miri1 Mar 31, 2011 06:08 PM

                                                                Half a carton of leftover cottage cheese and some Pringles, and a bottle of diet 7Up.

                                                                Had half of a tuna sandwich around noon today, and eating dinner out so gotta keep it light and quick :)

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                                                                Querencia Mar 31, 2011 07:13 PM

                                                                Peppermint tea. Doesn't keep me awake like regular tea.

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                                                                  chocolatetartguy Mar 31, 2011 07:16 PM

                                                                  Root beer float from Foster Freeze.

                                                                  1. goodhealthgourmet Mar 31, 2011 07:25 PM

                                                                    unsweetened dried papaya & raw cashews...and almond milk.

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                                                                      dmjordan Mar 31, 2011 07:26 PM

                                                                      Stale marshmallow peeps. Yum.

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                                                                        calliope_nh Mar 31, 2011 07:50 PM

                                                                        I have had a sore thoat for days and am trying honey and lemon juice.

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                                                                          snax Mar 31, 2011 10:41 PM

                                                                          Peppermint tea

                                                                          1. mamachef Apr 1, 2011 09:23 AM

                                                                            Diet Pepsi and a warm croissant with a good schmear of sweeeeet butter.

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                                                                              chowser Apr 1, 2011 09:26 AM

                                                                              MMmmm. Home made? Gotta laugh at the diet pepsi addition. I'd love a good croissant and great cup of coffee.

                                                                              I just had a few Mt Olive sweet pickles. Odd craving and not pregnant. Before--home made meatball sub (both bread and meatballs), salad and clementine.

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                                                                                alliegator Apr 1, 2011 09:54 AM

                                                                                Haha, diet pepsi goes with any and all things in my home! And as a result, I think I go through more whitestrips than any one person should.

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                                                                                  chowser Apr 1, 2011 10:59 AM

                                                                                  Touche--you could do a commercial. For both diet pepsi and for whitestrips!

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                                                                                  mamachef Apr 1, 2011 10:30 AM

                                                                                  No on the homemade - hubby brought these home from the Cheeseboard up in Berkeley and they are diiiiviiiiine.
                                                                                  And that sandwich sounds just outstanding.

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                                                                                    chowser Apr 1, 2011 11:01 AM

                                                                                    Lucky you--if I had access to a good croissant place, it would be dangerous. The sandwiches were better yesterday when everything was fresh but still pretty good today. And, now I'm having Utz crab chips which aren't that good. I'm obviously really hungry after my long run this morning, or just using that as an excuse.

                                                                              2. alliegator Apr 1, 2011 09:53 AM

                                                                                A little plate of original flavor Chex Mix, and a cherry Pepsi

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                                                                                  mamachef Apr 1, 2011 10:31 AM

                                                                                  (snicker) I set out to eat a little plate of Chex Mix (homemade, for this, always) and end up eating the entire recipe to my head, so if you can stop where you started, you have props from me for total self-control.

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                                                                                  KillerGriller Apr 1, 2011 10:09 AM

                                                                                  Just made my sandwhich:
                                                                                  Toasted Light Rye
                                                                                  Guacamole & hot sauce on one piece
                                                                                  Spicy humus on the other
                                                                                  Cucumber
                                                                                  Spinach
                                                                                  Smoked Gouda
                                                                                  Mild Chorizo
                                                                                  Sliced Chicken Breast
                                                                                  Heat slightly to melt the cheese.

                                                                                  Heaven.

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                                                                                    James Cristinian Apr 1, 2011 10:19 AM

                                                                                    Boiled crawfish, very large ones, in about twenty minutes. Also, andouille sausage from Louisiana, jalapeno sausage from Poffenberger's in Bellville, Texas, plus corn and red potatoes. Manana, fried oysters and scallops. Life is good on the Texas Gulf coast.

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                                                                                      mamachef Apr 1, 2011 10:29 AM

                                                                                      Life's good here too....but not THAT good, JC. I envy you your feast today!

                                                                                    2. manraysky Apr 1, 2011 11:03 AM

                                                                                      a leftover shredded turkey taco with avocado relish torn about apart and tossed with mixed greens and lime dressing.

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                                                                                        Miri1 Apr 1, 2011 01:05 PM

                                                                                        Gym day, so a hard boiled egg and wheat toast with a bit of butter and orange juice. Taking a Nature Valley Oats N' Honey granola bar with me for later.

                                                                                      2. Uncle Bob Apr 1, 2011 02:24 PM

                                                                                        An itsy bitsy teenie weenie Tootsie Roll ~~~~~~~~

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                                                                                          chowser Apr 1, 2011 02:30 PM

                                                                                          Can you eat just one?

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                                                                                            Uncle Bob Apr 1, 2011 05:56 PM

                                                                                            Ahmmmmm...... I must confess....I cannot!

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                                                                                              chowser Apr 1, 2011 06:01 PM

                                                                                              I can't either. That's why I had to ask! My jaws pay for it, though.

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                                                                                            mamachef Apr 1, 2011 03:37 PM

                                                                                            Hah, the ones the company call "fun size?" I never got that at all. I always thought a true fun sized candy bar would be roughly twice the size of a regular candy bar, but that's just me.

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                                                                                              buttertart Apr 1, 2011 04:01 PM

                                                                                              But they're small so you can eat the equivalent of 2x regular and feel virtuous doing it.

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                                                                                                Uncle Bob Apr 1, 2011 05:55 PM

                                                                                                These things don't even rate as "fun size".......They are miniatures

                                                                                            2. bbqboy Apr 1, 2011 02:51 PM

                                                                                              Columbus Cajun Salame with Sartori basil and olive oil Asiago and a Caldera Amber. An afternoon snack.

                                                                                              1. EWSflash Apr 1, 2011 07:54 PM

                                                                                                Stellini with butter and salt.
                                                                                                DH has a lower GI problem so I boiled some stellini and put butter and salt in it. Worked for us as kids, should work for him. I had some too because i love it.

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                                                                                                  shaebones Apr 1, 2011 10:54 PM

                                                                                                  Toasted whole grain tortilla w a thick layer of home made nut butter mixed w my granola. That should keep me for a while. :)

                                                                                                  1. Uncle Bob Apr 2, 2011 05:55 AM

                                                                                                    Just finished...Eggs, grits, bacon, toast and wild blackberry jelly....Barely a tablespoon of grits left so you'll have to cook your own....I'm sorry :(

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                                                                                                      Billy33 Apr 2, 2011 11:55 PM

                                                                                                      A 3-day old chocolate muffin that I got free with my flat white coffee at the Hollywood Bakery in Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand. If you buy a coffee they give you a free muffin and although I don't have a sweet tooth I always take the free muffin because I'm cheap.
                                                                                                      However, just now I had a yen for something sweet and found the muffin in the back of my fridge. It was rock hard but a quick nuke in the mocrowave rendered it moist and chocolatety. Waste not, want not!

                                                                                                      1. Delucacheesemonger Apr 3, 2011 05:56 AM

                                                                                                        Selle de agneau sept heure, avec mostardo de Cremona, followed by fruit cake. That is the good news. The bad news is it is leftover from my dinner party last night and it is 8:45 AM

                                                                                                        1. Gio Apr 3, 2011 06:02 AM

                                                                                                          1/2 cup Fage drizzled with a bit of local honey...

                                                                                                          1. iluvcookies Apr 3, 2011 08:31 AM

                                                                                                            Since it is morning, coffee and a bowl of steel cut oats with cinnamon sugar.

                                                                                                            My evening CH-reading repast is usually dry sausage or a piece of hard cheese and a glass of red wine.

                                                                                                            1. goodhealthgourmet Apr 3, 2011 12:11 PM

                                                                                                              just had nova and sable (with sliced tomato & onion) from my beloved Zabar's for the first time in over a year. YUM.

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                                                                                                                sisterfunkhaus Apr 3, 2011 12:14 PM

                                                                                                                Frito pie.

                                                                                                                1. mamachef Apr 3, 2011 12:54 PM

                                                                                                                  "Applesauce (actually Cran/Applesauce) and chicken noodle soup with sogged Ritz crackers. To be followed in short order by a painkiller and a popsicle. : )

                                                                                                                  1. srsone Apr 3, 2011 12:57 PM

                                                                                                                    popcorn
                                                                                                                    while watching martinsville

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                                                                                                                      chowmel Apr 3, 2011 06:13 PM

                                                                                                                      nibbling on taza chocolate, dried cranberries and walnuts, with sweet orange and ginger tea.

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                                                                                                                        piccola Apr 3, 2011 06:26 PM

                                                                                                                        A giant bowl of Spoon Size Shredded Wheat and Corn Flakes with almond milk and sliced banana. Breakfast for dinner FTW!

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                                                                                                                          shaebones Apr 3, 2011 11:06 PM

                                                                                                                          Fruit 'n fiber cereal w organic milk and blueberries.

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                                                                                                                            HungryPixie Apr 3, 2011 11:37 PM

                                                                                                                            just finished off a pint of talenti dulche de leche gelato, yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

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                                                                                                                              Miri1 Apr 4, 2011 10:07 PM

                                                                                                                              Post blind date comfort food. Toased marble rye with butter and an entire can of cream of mushroom soup. I have my eye on the leftover pumpkin apple cake I made for the weekend, too :)

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                                                                                                                                mamachef Apr 5, 2011 05:14 AM

                                                                                                                                Hi Miri1. Sorry about that date, but glad you picked up and went on it anyway. And it sounds from your entry like you really heard all our different pieces of advice about comfort food. Hope things are much better for you. : ) Happy eating.

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                                                                                                                                  Miri1 Apr 5, 2011 08:05 PM

                                                                                                                                  I'm realizing just what a dirty rotten low down son of a b*tch MoFo he really was! Plus, my best friend is going through the same thing with his brother. So we eat together, and curse them out together :). Tonight's baked salmon with veggies and quinoa pasta. Gotta love the whole "cleaning for Passover" thing b/c it gets me to clean the kitchen and uncover all sorts of cool things!

                                                                                                                                  But right now I'm eating an orange since dinner won't be ready for a while...

                                                                                                                            2. RealMenJulienne Apr 5, 2011 05:13 AM

                                                                                                                              Chinese instant noodles with a raw egg added at the last second of cooking. After the whites set, pop the yolk over the mound of noodles and eat out of the pot in front of the computer.

                                                                                                                              1. alkapal Apr 5, 2011 05:51 AM

                                                                                                                                i just had two nathan's skinless beef franks on pita for breakfast, with mustard, ketchup, kraut and cole slaw. (i'll bet those who'd quibble about the ketchup wouldn't if i had lied and said sriracha ;-)). but hey, it's morning, and my tum can only take so much.

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                                                                                                                                  mamachef Apr 5, 2011 06:30 AM

                                                                                                                                  Sounds like my kind o' breakfast, girl.

                                                                                                                                2. mamachef Apr 5, 2011 08:39 AM

                                                                                                                                  At this very minute I am drinking white grape juice and eating a "Fondue Scone" made with Swiss cheese and caramelized onions, and these things are great.

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                                                                                                                                    buttertart Apr 5, 2011 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                    See also WFD no. 81.

                                                                                                                                  2. alliegator Apr 5, 2011 09:32 AM

                                                                                                                                    1 slice of bacon that is way over cooked. That's the way I like it! I sometimes fry up a pan of bacon and cut it up into homemade bac-os for salads, etc. But I always overdo one for me as a little snack. Pineapple Fanta on the side :)

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                                                                                                                                      cgarner Apr 5, 2011 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                      I am having an "American Medium" hot lamb briyani at my desk at work... (wondering why I got American Medium when I asked for "Spicy") but it's still delicious

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                                                                                                                                        Rella Apr 5, 2011 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                        First meal of the day after morning espresso:
                                                                                                                                        At 12:45pm Fage yogurt, freeze-dried blueberries, black walnuts, ground flax, honey. Homemade applesauce.

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                                                                                                                                        wandajune6 Apr 5, 2011 10:36 AM

                                                                                                                                        I'm in class eating my faux Kashi/faux Cheerios and drinking a diet Coke. And clearly not paying enough attention to the lecture on trademark infringement.

                                                                                                                                        1. onceadaylily Apr 5, 2011 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                          Leftover ricotta with salt and pepper. Earlier I had a small bowl of potatoes (in a dressing of balsamic and red wine vinegars, dijon mustard and shallots) that were leftover from a wilted salad last night. The potatoes were delicious cold, and had me craving summer.

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                                                                                                                                            alkapal Apr 5, 2011 06:24 PM

                                                                                                                                            today at a food show to the trade (which i was "visiting"), i had a taste of roasted (or was it baked?) ricotta. quite interesting.

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                                                                                                                                              buttertart Apr 6, 2011 07:33 AM

                                                                                                                                              Calvin Trillin talks about that but I've never seen it in the flesh (as it were).

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                                                                                                                                                alkapal Apr 6, 2011 07:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                i asked the rep if it was common, and he said yes, but i'm not familiar with it -- though of course i'm not in italy! it was definitely "salty" and a little grainy. maybe it was ricotta salata -- roasted or baked?

                                                                                                                                                btw, at a nearby table, i fell in love with époisses! and i was surprised that cashel blue was as mild as it was.....

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                                                                                                                                                onceadaylily Apr 6, 2011 07:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                Thanks for the nudge. This definitely looks worth trying.

                                                                                                                                                http://gourmetgirl1.blogspot.com/2008...

                                                                                                                                                If I used this recipe, I might go with a different herb, though.

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                                                                                                                                                  alkapal Apr 6, 2011 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                  thyme doesn't cut it for ya?

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                                                                                                                                                    onceadaylily Apr 6, 2011 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                    I don't dislike it, but the flavor never thrills me, and I like it best paired with meat, tomatoes, and black beans. In a creamy dish, I can't see appreciating it. But, hmmm, it might taste nice with the olives. Especially on crostini, with some nicely marinated, and garlicky, tomatoes.

                                                                                                                                                    I think I just talked myself into using thyme when I try this. Anyway, this sounds delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                    Rella Apr 6, 2011 02:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Thanks for link to gourmetgirl. I saw it, made it for dinner, and just finished it. It looked so good that I doubled the recipe. I shall see how it tastes for breakfast tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                                    I used dried thyme in one set of 2; dried marjoram in the other set of 2.
                                                                                                                                                    It would have been nice to have had fresh herbs.
                                                                                                                                                    But I will make them again. Thanks.

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                                                                                                                                                      onceadaylily Apr 12, 2011 09:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                      You're welcome, Rella. I made it a few nights ago (with my first ever batch of homemade ricotta), and we really liked it. It tasted almost frittata-ish. I think next time, i might use only one egg, and a splash of cream, and see how that turns out. I used dried thyme as well, and fresh would have been better.

                                                                                                                                              3. rabaja Apr 5, 2011 02:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                Escarole and watercress salad with a scoop of bulgur and lots of cherry tomatoes.
                                                                                                                                                I should really get off the computer.

                                                                                                                                                1. goodhealthgourmet Apr 5, 2011 08:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                  goat's milk yogurt.

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                                                                                                                                                    beachmouse Apr 6, 2011 07:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                    Break time at work- a Diet Coke, and a couple of Keebler fudge stripe cookies from the office food table.

                                                                                                                                                    1. tracylee Apr 6, 2011 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Sipping my coffee, reading Chow, reading the paper while pondering what to have for breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                      1. mamachef Apr 6, 2011 08:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Cold noodle kugel with apricot/almond topping and hot black coffee.

                                                                                                                                                        1. srsone Apr 6, 2011 09:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                          lunch time now...
                                                                                                                                                          super taco from pastrami dans....
                                                                                                                                                          and a coke...

                                                                                                                                                          1. alkapal Apr 6, 2011 02:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                            jelly beans taste testing. jolly rancher, starburst tropical, russell stover. stover is the softest, mellowest, least "artificial" tasting. well, jolly rancher tastes like their candies. the starburst are tart and the firmest.

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                                                                                                                                                              buttertart Apr 6, 2011 06:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                              I love and adore jelly beans of all types if they're red.

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                                                                                                                                                                mamachef Apr 7, 2011 05:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Sour cherry jelly bellies mixed with peanut butter jelly bellies......

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                                                                                                                                                                  buttertart Apr 7, 2011 06:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Sour cherry is my mostest favoritest of all, that sounds great.
                                                                                                                                                                  Rose Levy Beranbaum recommends PB ice cream with sour cherry pie in her Pie and Pastry Bible - I've always wanted to try them together but a) never see pb ic available and b) don't have enough room in the freezer for the freezing thingy for my ic maker and c) he doesn't find it appealing.

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                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef Apr 7, 2011 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    1. take an iced-tea spoon
                                                                                                                                                                    2. take peanut butter out of fridge, insert spoon.
                                                                                                                                                                    3. create a pb pop, nice and round.
                                                                                                                                                                    4. now press sour jellies into it, so they're all concealed by the pb
                                                                                                                                                                    5. freeze it as much as possible; pb alone doesn't freeze quickly
                                                                                                                                                                    5. apply to inside of mouth.

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                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart Apr 7, 2011 07:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      You just made my brain explode.

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                                                                                                                                                              evewitch Apr 6, 2011 03:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Red wine and a few squares of Wonka Exceptionals Domed Dark Chocolate.

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                                                                                                                                                                stopurmakingmehungry Apr 6, 2011 03:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Caffeine free diet pepsi and cheddar cheese flavored "quakes" rice cakes:) My new two day in a row afternoon snack.

                                                                                                                                                                1. mamachef Apr 6, 2011 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  What I will be eating within five minutes is a huge globe artichoke stuffed with shrimp, shallots, herbs, lemon, breadcrumbs and garlic; braised in white wine. Actually I'm going to eat two. And then proceed onto some roasted chicken with sour cream mashed potatoes, chunky applesauce and steamed rapini. Diet pepsi with crushed ice on the side.

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                                                                                                                                                                    alkapal Apr 6, 2011 06:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    i'm eating jelly beans and you're torturing me with descriptions of gorgeous gourmet food! i've been stuck watching the decorah iowa live streaming eaglecam. the third chick is almost out of the egg!

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                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef Apr 7, 2011 05:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      It was the crushed ice that killed it, wasn't it? :) I got very lucky and blessed yesterday: Mr. was in a creatin' kinda mood, and awaaaaay he went! I got home to this delicious scene. We need not discuss what the kitchen looked like afterwards, but I will tell you this: we have a rule, that "s/he who cooks, does not clean after" so guess what I did after dinner? : )
                                                                                                                                                                      I'll take the trade.

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                                                                                                                                                                        alkapal Apr 8, 2011 04:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        crushed ice -- that was the final straw! ;-).

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                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal Apr 8, 2011 07:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef? i was joking! i love crushed ice, but then i like a straw with it!

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                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Apr 8, 2011 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Ooh, it definitely involved a straw.......love the ice - but my teeth, they doth protest.

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                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Apr 8, 2011 12:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              exactly. the crushed ice gets right up next to your teeth and freezes them. i always feel a little like mr. ed, as i pull back my lips to sip a crushed ice cold drink from the rim. ;-) http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_v63oTveUEGI...

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                                                                                                                                                                    LeoLioness Apr 6, 2011 05:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    A baguette with Kerrygold garlic and herb butter and some brussel sprouts that I pan-roasted and finished with a balsamic-butter reduction.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. buttertart Apr 6, 2011 06:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Dessert - my last of 4 Hershey's Nuggets - one dark with almonds, 1 milk with almonds and crunchy stuff, 2 milk with almonds, from a bag we've had since Hallowe'en (what can I say? I was sick then). Was surprised how good the dark one was, they should make a dark with almonds bar.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. tracylee Apr 6, 2011 06:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Nibbling on the cheese mix I just grated up to make bleu cheese macaroni and cheese

                                                                                                                                                                        1. EWSflash Apr 6, 2011 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Worked late, DH went to the store after he got off work and brought bratwursts home, I heated up sauerkraut, he grilled the brats and we call it good. Beloved son came home from school abvoout then and he's having his brats & kraut now. I have the best family ever.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Miri1 Apr 6, 2011 11:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Friend came over and we made America's Test Kitchen's no-yeast cinnamon rolls. Just out of the oven and, whilenot as good as the usual yeasted ones, they're still oh-so-good, even without the cream cheese glaze! :)

                                                                                                                                                                          2. mamachef Apr 7, 2011 10:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Jook, with shredded roast chicken, green onion tops, sesame oil and a dash of soy. Yum. Right out of a mug.

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                                                                                                                                                                              tdmort Apr 7, 2011 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              A multigrain roll-up with bavarian ham, harvatti cheese, and red leaf lettuce. Pretty tasty. I plan to have a Dove dark chocolate promise for dessert!

                                                                                                                                                                            2. alliegator Apr 8, 2011 01:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Currently cooking up a California Pizza Kitchen 5 cheese and tomato pizza. I know--not very ambitious. But it's my favorite frozen pizza and tastes decent with a bit of cracked black pepper.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. cayjohan Apr 8, 2011 02:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Just ate an entire package of IKEA's gravlax in my greenhouse, pinching off the thinnings of lettuces and herbs to go with. It was indulgent (gluttonous) and excellent.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Apr 16, 2011 03:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  cayjohan, you've mentioned your green house a couple of times, and I was wondering what herbs you're growing and what you plan to make with them? I'm nosy like that, and I enjoy hearing what you have to say about food. : )
                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh, and if you feel like telling, I just noticed that you're from the twin cities area. I spent a great many Summers and vacations with my grandparents, on Summit ave. in Highland park. My favorite thing to do there is stroll the River boulevard, from the turnout to the monument. I avoid the hideous MOA like the plague. : ) What part of the area do you hail from? And why did I think you were somewhere in the Caribbean?

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                                                                                                                                                                                  cgarner Apr 11, 2011 09:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  salad of chick peas, tomatoes, shallots, green peppers, persian cucumber, oil, vinegar and salt

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Miri1 Apr 11, 2011 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    My fingernails! Because I'm in the middle of passover prep and and am suddenly wondering if I'll ever finish!

                                                                                                                                                                                    (Did you know fingernails go mightily well with a can of room temp diet coke? LOL)

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                                                                                                                                                                                      TheHuntress Apr 15, 2011 02:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Everything goes well with Diet Coke. Even if it's at room temperature.

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. bermudagourmetgoddess Apr 11, 2011 10:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Banana topped with peanut butter and honey :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Nanzi Apr 12, 2011 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I just finished 2 slices of oven baked breakfast candy = bacon, and 2 slices of Corned Beef that we did on the smoker for 9 1/2 hours. OMGosh is that good. 2nd time we did it, and it won't be the last!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm doing Paleo/Primal eating and meat is wonderful. I've lost 7#'s since the first of April. But mostly I feel so much better without the grains, rice, & potatoes. I don't wake up feeling fog brained, have no acid reflux, sleep better, have almost none of the aches & pains I used to, and I've learned to love water, cold with ice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef Apr 16, 2011 03:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Good for you, Nanzi! High protein is such a good way to go for weight reduction, and it's so much more satisfying, IMO.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Water. I never used to be able to drink it en plein; it just didn't fill the bill. What a friend showed me to do was chop fresh herbs and infuse the water. My faves are lime with a touch of cilantro, mint with lemon (no sugar) and plain basil.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        shaebones Apr 12, 2011 10:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Cold - Eze lozenges. Trying to nip a head cold in the bud. :/

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                                                                                                                                                                                          magiesmom Apr 15, 2011 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          first of the season lobster roll from our local snack bar by the side of the road. heaven!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Apr 16, 2011 03:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh I envy you......to have the ability to just pull on over and grab a lobster roll. One question: do you have yours with mayo, or butter? droooooooooll.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              James Cristinian Apr 16, 2011 06:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              When they go on sale down here, Houston, I like to put them on fresh flour tortillas, sold at Kroger and HEB, warmed up and dipped in melted butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. mamachef Apr 16, 2011 03:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            It's 3 am and I/we have a whopping case of insomnia. To celebrate, I'm eating a piece of yellow cake with fudge ganache and unsweetened whipped cream, and to wash it down, a cup of decaf. Mr. suggested that at this juncture, the decaf is kind of a moot point since it appears no one's going to sleep anytime soon.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Cheers, y'all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              alliegator Apr 19, 2011 01:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hope you got some sleep, insomnia's the worst!
                                                                                                                                                                                              Your cake sounds awesome, but I'm going more the little kid route and enjoying some oh-so-nutritious Skittles. Taste the rainbow.

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. tracylee Apr 18, 2011 02:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              The last sliver of pumpkin cheesecake.

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