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Re: Oil & Vinegar

I'm surprised by all the recommendations to make your own, which sounds complicated to me (I note that most of the recipes posted in this thread contain several ingredients I don't currently have on hand). I often don't feel that I have time in the evenings to pull vegetables out of my refrigerator...
by gatorman
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil & Vinegar
Replies: 47
Views: 3069

Re: Oil & Vinegar

While you're at it, consider making your own croutons, they will taste a lot better than the ones you buy at the store.
gatorman
by gatorman
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil & Vinegar
Replies: 47
Views: 3069

Re: Opinions on living in Jacksonville FL?

Traffic on I-95 is crazy all day and well into the evening. So, don't pick an area where a daily commute on I-95 would be required. Mayo is outside the main part of the city. The surrounding area is nice and it would only be a couple of miles over to the beach. There seem to be lots of nice subdivis...
by gatorman
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opinions on living in Jacksonville FL?
Replies: 18
Views: 1754

Re: Oil & Vinegar

+1 Newman's Own Just for fun I looked up the ingredients: Ingredients: Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil and/or Soybean Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil), Water, Balsamic Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Spice, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Xanthan Gum, Paprika (For Color) Serv. Size 2 Tbsp: Sodium 29...
by gatorman
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil & Vinegar
Replies: 47
Views: 3069

Re: Oil & Vinegar

I didn't put it in my original post, but I also like anchovy paste in mine. It comes in a tube. When I use it I usually squeeze out 1 to 2 inches of paste and whisk it in along with the other ingredients. The idea may sound unappealing, but tastes great.
gatorman
by gatorman
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil & Vinegar
Replies: 47
Views: 3069

Re: Oil & Vinegar

Make your own, its cheaper, tastes better, and you'll know exactly what's in it. I prefer a vinegarette made with Dijon mustard. Start with a couple of tablespoons of wine vinegar, two teaspoons of dijon mustard, a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of black pepper , a teaspoon of oregano and a tablespoon...
by gatorman
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oil & Vinegar
Replies: 47
Views: 3069

Re: Father / Son Deep Sea Fishing Trip

If you want sailfish or marlin, Costa Rica or Panama might be better choices. For grouper, dorado, wahoo and snapper, Destin is good. For tarpon or bonefish, Islamorada. For trout and redfish, Crystal River. All that said, look at a fishing calendar, some months are much better than others.
gatorman
by gatorman
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Father / Son Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Replies: 21
Views: 1295

Re: Help! I can't afford to eat on my South Beach vacation

midareff wrote:Yes, South Beach eatery's are extremely expensive and rarely worth the cost. Joe's Stone Crab is more expensive than that and should be experienced at least once in a lifetime if not annually.


+1 Joe's is worth the money. Verrrry pricey, but worth it. I go with annually.
gatorman
by gatorman
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help! I can't afford to eat on my South Beach vacation
Replies: 60
Views: 4927

Re: Help! I can't afford to eat on my South Beach vacation

If you have a car, drive over to Key Biscayne. There's a good Cuban place on the right just after you get off the bridge, not expensive. http://www.yelp.com/biz/oasis-cafe-key-biscayne?osq=Cuban+Food For breakfast, try the Original Pancake House, Miami, not fancy, but a good breakfast. Here's a map:...
by gatorman
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help! I can't afford to eat on my South Beach vacation
Replies: 60
Views: 4927

Re: Suggest an infrared temperture gun

I bought mine at Harbor Freight, I think it was about $30. That was some time ago. They are currently on sale for $36.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsea ... hermometer

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by gatorman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest an infrared temperture gun
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Re: What age do you guys plan to retire?

Don't intend to retire ever. I like what I'm doing and I intend to work as long as I can. I may cut back a bit at some point.
gatorman
by gatorman
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What age do you guys plan to retire?
Replies: 143
Views: 8589

Re: Not clearing snow from driveway

dolphinsaremammals wrote:
AZAttorney11 wrote:Life is too short to live in a place with snow.


Image


Where did you find that photo of my brother?
gatorman
by gatorman
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:18 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Not clearing snow from driveway
Replies: 81
Views: 5819

Re: Good Modern Science Fiction

I just finished John Scalzi's book, Redshirts which is an interesting take on the alternate reality threads theme. I don't want to tell you too much about the book, don't want to give away the plot, but I will tell you I found it to be an entertaining read and up to Mr. Scalzi's usual high standards...
by gatorman
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Modern Science Fiction
Replies: 155
Views: 8959

Re: Streaming music on demand

I bought a Grace digital tuner to hook into my stereo. At first I didn't like it because it was very difficult to use. But after I downloaded the i phone app for it, it really became quite versatile and I have no problems recommending it. The receiver costs $150-200 depending on the model you purcha...
by gatorman
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Streaming music on demand
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Food of the Fifties

My mom was a real fan of Mexican food and one of her best dishes was beef enchiladas. She would start with a roast, rub it with salt, pepper garlic powder and cumin, sear it on both sides and then cook it in her pressure cooker until it was falling apart tender. After it cooled down a bit, she'd shr...
by gatorman
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Truths About Stop Losses

I found this blog post: http://www.quant-investing.com/blogs/general/2015/02/16/truths-about-stop-losses-that-nobody-wants-to-believe And thought you might find it thought provoking. The author started out as a non-believer in the efficacy of stop losses, but after reading the papers cited in his bl...
by gatorman
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Truths About Stop Losses
Replies: 14
Views: 1408

Re: Food of the Fifties

Leeraar wrote:Gatorman,

Would you like to come by this spring when I tap the maples across the street?

I make a gallon or so of maple syrup every few years.

L.


I would love to see how that is done. How many gallons of sap are required to make a gallon of syrup?
gatorman
by gatorman
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Jane and Michael Stern had some great cookbooks for this kind of food--I have both A Taste of America and Square Meals . In both of them, I go back and forth between "I must make this now!" and "People ate that?" I used to have a copy of Square Meals , but I haven't seen it for ...
by gatorman
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

I was in my favorite breakfast restaurant this morning and I got into a discussion with the owner on pancake batter. They have the best pancakes I've ever had, and I've eaten a few pancakes in my day. I ventured that her pancake batter had sour cream as an ingredient and she told me they use flour, ...
by gatorman
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Preparing for 2 months incommunicado

I asked my friend Arthur Dent, who is a very experienced traveler, what one piece of advice he could offer and he said to tell you "Don't forget your towel!"
gatorman
by gatorman
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Preparing for 2 months incommunicado
Replies: 142
Views: 6353

Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Four Weddings and a Funeral
-gatorman
by gatorman
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's day
Replies: 87
Views: 4458

Re: Food of the Fifties

So the second dish is in the oven, the chicken-rice bake. I measured three cups of uncooked rice into my roaster. To that I added 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup and 3 cans of half and half. I sautéed 24 oz. of sliced mushrooms and added them. I next sliced and then sautéed a large white onion, an...
by gatorman
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

So the second dish is in the oven, the chicken-rice bake. I measured three cups of uncooked rice into my roaster. To that I added 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup and 3 cans of half and half. I sautéed 24 oz. of sliced mushrooms and added them. I next sliced and then sautéed a large white onion, an...
by gatorman
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

So the second dish is in the oven, the chicken-rice bake. I measured three cups of uncooked rice into my roaster. To that I added 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup and 3 cans of half and half. I sautéed 24 oz. of sliced mushrooms and added them. I next sliced and then sautéed a large white onion, an...
by gatorman
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

So the second dish is in the oven, the chicken-rice bake. I measured three cups of uncooked rice into my roaster. To that I added 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup and 3 cans of half and half. I sautéed 24 oz. of sliced mushrooms and added them. I next sliced and then sautéed a large white onion, and...
by gatorman
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

One thing we ate quite often, as both parents worked, was breakfast dinners. Oftentimes they included pancakes. My dad was a good pancake maker, but his probably wouldn't compare to these sour cream pancakes: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2013/04/edna-maes-sour-cream-pancakes/ They'd usually be...
by gatorman
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Here's a recipe for chicken and dumplings, so simple even a cave man could do it: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/quick-chicken-and-dumplings/ad7c6928-c648-4abb-9ee7-babcac700ca7 I'd add some sautéed celery and onions, a bay leaf, some pepper, maybe some thyme, and I'd make a lot more dumplings....
by gatorman
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Just made "corn bread pie" from the railroad dining car cookbook. OUTSTANDING. Ed I always double the cornbread portion of the recipe so the pie, which is sometimes called tamale pie, has a nice thick cornbread crust on top. On the Pigs in Blankets controversy... My "Pennsylvania Dut...
by gatorman
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:55 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Just made "corn bread pie" from the railroad dining car cookbook. OUTSTANDING. Ed Recipe, please! gatorman Just Google: railroad cornbread pie L. Thanks for the suggestion, but I want to get the exact recipe. I may change it to suit my tastes, but I'd like to know what folks thought was g...
by gatorman
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

MP173 wrote:Just made "corn bread pie" from the railroad dining car cookbook. OUTSTANDING.

Ed

Recipe, please!
gatorman
by gatorman
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Boglehead indulgences?

Real vanilla bean ice cream with a generous dollop of warm apple pie filling on top.
gatorman
by gatorman
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead indulgences?
Replies: 12
Views: 1504

Re: Food of the Fifties

My grandmothers always kept a jar of pan drippings by the stove which included grease from just about every meal, chicken, pork, you name it. This was never wasted and found its way into future meals. Even the cooked vegetables. One used to occasionally read stories about how when a family restaura...
by gatorman
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:51 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

We'll be eating the Swiss steak for a couple days more, but then I've decided to make one of yours, goulash. Any tips you can offer? What's the trick to making great goulash? The trick to my grandmother's great goulash went to the grave with her as she never wrote down recipes for her own dishes an...
by gatorman
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

This thread is bringing back memories. My grandparents were dairy farmers in the Northeastern US. Sundays were reserved for meals in the dining room, with aunts, uncles and cousins all around. My grandmother's best meal was roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, and homemade coleslaw. Hers was ...
by gatorman
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

.... Look, there's a good reason canned fried onions and maraschino cherries are hard to find!.... Hopefully I already helped people find the maraschino cherries. At my local Kroger I find the fried onions on the bottom shelf in the canned vegetables section. We always have maraschino cherries in o...
by gatorman
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Haven't read all the thread, but did we get to the awful casseroles made with canned soup as a base? L. There were a lot of bad canned soup casseroles, but I really liked (and still do) the chicken with rice one that my mom made. Chicken pieces laid out in a flat baking dish with uncooked rice spre...
by gatorman
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Still wandering around, I came across ambrosia. I haven't seen that in years. That led me to a Pinterest page on marshmallow salads: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/marshmallow-fruit-salads/ https://thegourmandmom.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/img_6449.jpg?w=210&h=300 My mom made ambrosia at le...
by gatorman
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Haven't read all the thread, but did we get to the awful casseroles made with canned soup as a base? L. There were a lot of bad canned soup casseroles, but I really liked (and still do) the chicken with rice one that my mom made. Chicken pieces laid out in a flat baking dish with uncooked rice spre...
by gatorman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

I think "pigs in a blanket" are the tiny cocktail franks with either ready-to-bake croissant-type triangles (from a can in the fridge section) or some other pastry rolled around them. Stuffed cabbage is... stuffed cabbage :happy [cabbage stuffed with some ground meats, often in a tomato-y...
by gatorman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

I think the reason we ate a lot of the things we ate in the '50s was because there simply was not the variety available we have today. The "international" section of the Thriftimart grocery store my mom shopped at occupied about 6' of shelf space and consisted of some kosher items, taco s...
by gatorman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Haven't read all the thread, but did we get to the awful casseroles made with canned soup as a base? L. There were a lot of bad canned soup casseroles, but I really liked (and still do) the chicken with rice one that my mom made. Chicken pieces laid out in a flat baking dish with uncooked rice spre...
by gatorman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Looking for a DSLR that will allow me to get fairly seri

Basically I am down to 5DIII or D750 and currently leaning D750 because of the 14-24 f2.8. Nice gear, but that combination will be very limiting in terms of what you can shoot. How much money will you have left after that -- $1,500? 14-24 won't be my fisrt or second lens but is desirable at some po...
by gatorman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for a DSLR that will allow me to get fairly serious.
Replies: 118
Views: 6315

Re: Food of the Fifties

Gatorman : I know as a Tech man you had some experience with the Varsity cuisine ? so perhaps some chili dogs and onion rings are in order ? perhaps washed down with a frosted orange OR a gatorade ? Whadda ya have ? , whadda ya have ? I ate there once or twice, but I was never a fan. That sign &quo...
by gatorman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:44 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

So I made the Alton Brown Swiss steak recipe tonight. It was great, but it wasn't like I remember! I distinctly recall the taste of celery, and the celery in this version was completely subsumed by the tomatoes and the spices. Next time, I may need to run a couple of stalks of celery through the fo...
by gatorman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:33 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

So I made the Alton Brown Swiss steak recipe tonight. It was great, but it wasn't like I remember! I distinctly recall the taste of celery, and the celery in this version was completely subsumed by the tomatoes and the spices. Next time, I may need to run a couple of stalks of celery through the fo...
by gatorman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:56 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

We'll be eating the Swiss steak for a couple days more, but then I've decided to make one of yours, goulash. Any tips you can offer? What's the trick to making great goulash?
by gatorman
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

So I made the Alton Brown Swiss steak recipe tonight. It was great, but it wasn't like I remember! I distinctly recall the taste of celery, and the celery in this version was completely subsumed by the tomatoes and the spices. Next time, I may need to run a couple of stalks of celery through the foo...
by gatorman
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Did any of you eat minute steaks? I remember them coming frozen. My mom kept them for after school snacks. I'd fry them up in melted margarine and stick them between two slices of Wonder bread along with a slice of Velveeta. That and a glass of milk would hold me over until dinner.
gatorman
by gatorman
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

This seems pretty close to the Swiss steak recipe I remember: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/swiss-steak-recipe.html Some differences in preparation. The round steak my mom used was usually sliced about a half inch thick. My mom never tenderized the meat, I think she depended on her ...
by gatorman
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217

Re: Food of the Fifties

Fried chicken. Real, home-made, dipped in eggs, rolled in flour and fried in lard fried chicken :happy I'm with you on that. As far as taste is concerned, chicken fried in lard can't be beat. I don't cook it that way anymore for health reasons. Mine still tastes good (not as good, but still good), ...
by gatorman
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Food of the Fifties
Replies: 216
Views: 11217
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