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  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 16,444 Member Member, Premium Posts: 16,444 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: 22,267 Member Member Posts: 22,267 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: 22,267 Member Member Posts: 22,267 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: 22,267 Member Member Posts: 22,267 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: 683 Member Member Posts: 683 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: 827 Member Member Posts: 827 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: 683 Member Member Posts: 683 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: 5,654 Member Member Posts: 5,654 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/
  • RAinWARAinWA Member Posts: 1,738 Member Member Posts: 1,738 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    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

    This reminds me of a friend of mine's mother. I think it was her second year in the US and for the Thanksgiving meal she was assigned the green bean casserole. I guess nobody explained it to her very well because she used all the normal ingredients but used canned black beans instead of green beans. I couldn't even pretend to taste it. Green bean casserole is bad enough. Black bean? *kitten* no!

    Fortunately she had a sense of humor and had a good laugh at herself.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,654 Member Member Posts: 5,654 Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    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.

    Not in Chicago either.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,136 Member Member Posts: 4,136 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    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.

    Not in Chicago either.
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    idk but $9.99 for this seems pricey
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 7,222 Member Member Posts: 7,222 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 😣

    and these...

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    yup...those little square 'things'....😣lol! The blue or pink round ones are fine though

    edited February 4
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,654 Member Member Posts: 5,654 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    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.

    Not in Chicago either.
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    idk but $9.99 for this seems pricey

    Wide variety of prices and compared to other takeout Chinese is among the cheapest.
    edited February 4
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 16,444 Member Member, Premium Posts: 16,444 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    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

    A very amusing moment in my life was when I decided to make a real food imitation of classic green been casserole for a potluck Thanksgiving (fresh beans, fresh mushrooms, bechamel, caramelised fresh onions, toasted/buttered bread crumbs). Someone else brought the classic version (canned beans, Campbell's condensed mushroom soup, canned fried onions).

    Results?

    LOL: You decide! :lol::lol::lol:
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,654 Member Member Posts: 5,654 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    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

    A very amusing moment in my life was when I decided to make a real food imitation of classic green been casserole for a potluck Thanksgiving (fresh beans, fresh mushrooms, bechamel, caramelised fresh onions, toasted/buttered bread crumbs). Someone else brought the classic version (canned beans, Campbell's condensed mushroom soup, canned fried onions).

    Results?

    LOL: You decide! :lol::lol::lol:

    A group of friend have an annual mock Thanksgiving event, and one of the people always brings an updated and improved green bean casserole similar to the real food one you describe, and it's hugely popular. For some reason we never did the green bean casserole at our family, so I just started doing sauteed green beans with mushrooms and almonds and garlic (and sometimes bread crumbs and/or dill) when I learned green beans at Thanksgiving was a thing.
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Member Posts: 4,160 Member Member Posts: 4,160 Member
    Beer is disgusting. I have tried craft ones, “good ones”, all kinds. All are gross to me. The maltiness is what is bad.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,815 Member Member Posts: 3,815 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    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.

    Not in Chicago either.
    x9vfi4r7qvvb.jpg

    idk but $9.99 for this seems pricey

    Yeah, that looks like a 5.99 dish in my town. I’m in a small town though.
  • nicsflyingcircusnicsflyingcircus Member, Premium Posts: 2,125 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,125 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    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

    A very amusing moment in my life was when I decided to make a real food imitation of classic green been casserole for a potluck Thanksgiving (fresh beans, fresh mushrooms, bechamel, caramelised fresh onions, toasted/buttered bread crumbs). Someone else brought the classic version (canned beans, Campbell's condensed mushroom soup, canned fried onions).

    Results?

    LOL: You decide! :lol::lol::lol:

    A group of friend have an annual mock Thanksgiving event, and one of the people always brings an updated and improved green bean casserole similar to the real food one you describe, and it's hugely popular. For some reason we never did the green bean casserole at our family, so I just started doing sauteed green beans with mushrooms and almonds and garlic (and sometimes bread crumbs and/or dill) when I learned green beans at Thanksgiving was a thing.

    I make a green bean casserole at Thanksgiving with fresh green beans, shallot, mushrooms and a Parmesan garlic cream sauce (I actually make half sans mushrooms because my husband and son are not fans).
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,772 Member Member Posts: 3,772 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.)

    Not a fan of Peeps and I like marshmallow. Stale would be even worse! My mom loves them I usually get her a 4 pack each year.
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