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  • deannalavertydeannalaverty Member Posts: 25 Member Member Posts: 25 Member
    Anchovies are all that is good in this world. I will eat anchovies with/on/in just about anything. Grilled cheese? With marinara and anchovies. Pasta? Anchovies. Pizza? Give me pineapple, roasted red peppers, and anchovies please.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 8,897 Member Member Posts: 8,897 Member
    Anchovies are all that is good in this world. I will eat anchovies with/on/in just about anything. Grilled cheese? With marinara and anchovies. Pasta? Anchovies. Pizza? Give me pineapple, roasted red peppers, and anchovies please.

    My girl :) But then again I love love love strong flavours of food.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,345 Member Member Posts: 3,345 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    NovusDies wrote: »
    I once loved malt balls. Now I hate them. In the movie candy genre (which is where malt balls are for me) nothing beats raisinets. NOTHING. Offer opposing views on risk of being dead to me.

    I'm not a big raisin person, but raisinets are okay. Also raisin bran. But raisins ruin carrot cake and oatmeal cookies.

    I agree regarding the carrot cake...I think it's my favorite (sans those raisins..and pineapple too if you are so inclined)

    regarding the 'licorice' thing...while I hate those 'Allsorts licorice candies'....I LOVE LOVE black licorice...just not those little square sugar bombs 😣

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    I also love these!

    and these...

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  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,345 Member Member Posts: 3,345 Member
    As far as candy corn goes, I don't like candy corn. And I know it's the same stuff, but let me at the little mallow pumpkins.
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    Somehow there being more in a different shape, and the way my teeth sink into them, just muah *chef's kiss* Mmmmm yellow #5

    Agreed! I like the bite them in half from the top down
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,587 Member Member Posts: 3,587 Member
    As far as candy corn goes, I don't like candy corn. And I know it's the same stuff, but let me at the little mallow pumpkins.
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    Somehow there being more in a different shape, and the way my teeth sink into them, just muah *chef's kiss* Mmmmm yellow #5

    Yeah, I love mallow pumpkins way more than candy corn even though they're the same thing. The shape really makes a difference.
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,344 Member Member Posts: 10,344 Member
    I can't remember if I posted this already or not (I probably did, in November-ish)...but I think the typical (for my area) Thanksgiving spread is ALL pretty gross/unappealing -- or at the best, totally meh...

    Turkey :#
    Stuffing or dressing
    Mac n' cheese
    Mashed potatoes with brown gravy
    Green bean casserole :s
    Sweet potato casseroles with lots of sugar/marshmallows/nuts

    Also it's usually followed up with pumpkin pie and apple pie. The 2 least appealing of all pies (at least for me, a pie lover).
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,239 Member Member Posts: 5,239 Member
    Anchovies are all that is good in this world. I will eat anchovies with/on/in just about anything. Grilled cheese? With marinara and anchovies. Pasta? Anchovies. Pizza? Give me pineapple, roasted red peppers, and anchovies please.

    You had me until you mixed the anchovies and the pineapple.

    Anchovies on caesar salad are the bomb.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,345 Member Member Posts: 3,345 Member
    I can't remember if I posted this already or not (I probably did, in November-ish)...but I think the typical (for my area) Thanksgiving spread is ALL pretty gross/unappealing -- or at the best, totally meh...

    Turkey :#
    Stuffing or dressing
    Mac n' cheese
    Mashed potatoes with brown gravy
    Green bean casserole :s
    Sweet potato casseroles with lots of sugar/marshmallows/nuts

    Also it's usually followed up with pumpkin pie and apple pie. The 2 least appealing of all pies (at least for me, a pie lover).

    I agree for the most part. I do like a well cooked turkey and stuffing though (depends how it is cooked!)... not a fan of mac and cheese, mashed potaoes, green bean casserole or sweet potatos... BUT this year I made this wild rice salad and it was bomb
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    added some cashews, goat cheese and dried cherries
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,587 Member Member Posts: 3,587 Member
    I can't remember if I posted this already or not (I probably did, in November-ish)...but I think the typical (for my area) Thanksgiving spread is ALL pretty gross/unappealing -- or at the best, totally meh...

    Turkey :#
    Stuffing or dressing
    Mac n' cheese
    Mashed potatoes with brown gravy
    Green bean casserole :s
    Sweet potato casseroles with lots of sugar/marshmallows/nuts

    Also it's usually followed up with pumpkin pie and apple pie. The 2 least appealing of all pies (at least for me, a pie lover).

    This is a very good unpopular opinion. Near epitome.
  • NovusDiesNovusDies Member, Premium Posts: 7,495 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,495 Member
    I love anchovies. I love them on salads, on pizza, right out of the tin...

    Worcestshire or fish sauce are okay but nothing really beats using actual anchovies in beef dishes imo. One or two fillets will replace some of the salt.

    Reminds me that I have been using @just_Tomek's fish sauce idea in popcorn but I really should try anchovies.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,239 Member Member Posts: 5,239 Member
    For Thanksgiving we always have turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts with bacon (and other ingredients varying by the year), green beans with almonds and mushrooms, my mom's traditional vegetable that my sister now makes (I think the recipe was on a box or in Good Housekeeping in the '70s) of broccoli and cauliflower with cheese and croutons, and sometimes either roasted sweet potatoes or roasted winter squash. I don't add marshmallow to the sweet potatoes since I think marshmallow is disgusting, and if it's not a very big gathering I might not have sweet potatoes or winter squash for the main meal (in past years I've done a sweet potato based dessert instead). I like all those foods and find them (with the exception of the sweet potatoes, which I can take or leave) delicious together.

    I don't care about gravy (I never use it) or stuffing, so I get others to make them (my sister makes the gravy, someone always wants to bring a special stuffing). I always try the stuffing and may enjoy it, but I'm a mashed potato person first.

    Someone also always brings salad and rolls and I like salad and rolls.

    I also don't care about cranberry sauce. I tried for years to do some fancy sauce with fresh cranberries and different ingredients, but still never cared, and so many liked the canned stuff anyway that I now let people volunteer to do cranberries which we sometimes have and sometimes don't. I have made an apple cranberry crisp as the dessert before, which was great.

    Unless I have the crisp, I will have apple pie, which I think is one of the best pies (strawberry rhubarb may be the best, but it's not seasonal for Thanksgiving, and cherry is excellent too, but same). I don't like pumpkin pie much, so again if someone brings it, great. One of the people who normally comes will bring her chocolate bourbon pecan pie too, which is great even though I don't like most pecan pies.

    I adore Thanksgiving, but my pet-peeve is holidays with the same menu -- when I was growing up our Christmas dinner was always the same as Thanksgiving.

    Now Easter is always lamb, Thanksgiving is turkey, etc., and Christmas is normally prime rib, although many years I'll have a formal meal (like this year with prime rib for a dinner party) and then a more rustic one for the holiday itself, which is more just family--this one was cassoulet.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,239 Member Member Posts: 5,239 Member
    (That wild rice dish looks like a good replacement for the sweet potatoes and the stuffing, however. I like it.)
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member Posts: 14,968 Member Member Posts: 14,968 Member
    Forgot to mention: I do know someone who likes mellocremes, of which candy corn is one type . . . to the point that her nickname is "Coach Mellocreme" (one of my past rowing coaches, a stellar amateur athlete - the year they cancelled the Chicago Marathon midway because of excessive heat, she'd already finished by the time they cancelled :lol: - and a brilliant, successful biomedical engineering researcher . . . fueled significantly by mellocremes, malted milk balls, and marshmallow Peeps. Go figure.)

    Which reminds me: I don't think (?) Peeps have come up so far in this thread, and I think they are a controversial food. Like or hate? Better fresh, or stale? (They're not vegetarian, so I don't eat 'em.)
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 21,791 Member Member Posts: 21,791 Member
    Anchovies are all that is good in this world. I will eat anchovies with/on/in just about anything. Grilled cheese? With marinara and anchovies. Pasta? Anchovies. Pizza? Give me pineapple, roasted red peppers, and anchovies please.

    I always put a little fish sauce in savory soups, stews, sauces, etc.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 21,791 Member Member Posts: 21,791 Member
    Faux-meat (burgers, chicken, etc.) is not helping the environment. You can tell yourself that while ordering an Impossible Burger while driving your SUV through the BK drive-thru if it makes you feel better, but... no

    I heard about that (specific to faux hamburger) on Christopher Kimbell's podcast from the author of this article: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/upshot/beef-health-climate-impact.html

    Executive Summary: ground beef is a by product of cows raised for dairy or steak. In order to reduce the supply of ground beef, we must first reduce the demand for dairy and steak.

    “...There’s no profit to be made in ground beef,” she said. “That all comes either from leftover parts once cattle have been slaughtered for more expensive cuts, or from dairy cattle that have outlived their usefulness. If everyone gave up hamburgers tomorrow, the same number of cows would still be raised and need to be fed.”
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 21,791 Member Member Posts: 21,791 Member
    Also, Chinese takeout is grossly overpriced.

    This might be a regional issue. I never found Chinese takeout overpriced in suburban MA, upstate NY, or South Florida.
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 491 Member Member Posts: 491 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Carbs on pizza is an abomination. Brownies that are ALMOST baked are the best. Jk I’d eat raw dough/batter whenever.

    Wait... so.. like the whole pizza? I mean, carbs is kind of the thing that makes it pizza. Or do you mean things like mac n cheese pizza?

    Yes and fries on pizza. Wtf???
  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 746 Member Member Posts: 746 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Forgot to mention: I do know someone who likes mellocremes, of which candy corn is one type . . . to the point that her nickname is "Coach Mellocreme" (one of my past rowing coaches, a stellar amateur athlete - the year they cancelled the Chicago Marathon midway because of excessive heat, she'd already finished by the time they cancelled :lol: - and a brilliant, successful biomedical engineering researcher . . . fueled significantly by mellocremes, malted milk balls, and marshmallow Peeps. Go figure.)

    Which reminds me: I don't think (?) Peeps have come up so far in this thread, and I think they are a controversial food. Like or hate? Better fresh, or stale? (They're not vegetarian, so I don't eat 'em.)

    Peeps are ALL NO in Casa Cupcake.
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 491 Member Member Posts: 491 Member
    I can't remember if I posted this already or not (I probably did, in November-ish)...but I think the typical (for my area) Thanksgiving spread is ALL pretty gross/unappealing -- or at the best, totally meh...

    Turkey :#
    Stuffing or dressing
    Mac n' cheese
    Mashed potatoes with brown gravy
    Green bean casserole :s
    Sweet potato casseroles with lots of sugar/marshmallows/nuts

    Also it's usually followed up with pumpkin pie and apple pie. The 2 least appealing of all pies (at least for me, a pie lover).

    This is a very good unpopular opinion. Near epitome.

    Green bean casserole was voted worst thanksgiving dish in American for a reason
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,239 Member Member Posts: 5,239 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Forgot to mention: I do know someone who likes mellocremes, of which candy corn is one type . . . to the point that her nickname is "Coach Mellocreme" (one of my past rowing coaches, a stellar amateur athlete - the year they cancelled the Chicago Marathon midway because of excessive heat, she'd already finished by the time they cancelled :lol: - and a brilliant, successful biomedical engineering researcher . . . fueled significantly by mellocremes, malted milk balls, and marshmallow Peeps. Go figure.)

    Which reminds me: I don't think (?) Peeps have come up so far in this thread, and I think they are a controversial food. Like or hate? Better fresh, or stale? (They're not vegetarian, so I don't eat 'em.)

    I don't think of them as food, or even candy, but as a vehicle for art they can be fun:

    https://comicsalliance.com/peeps-dioramas-geeky-comics/
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