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  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 21,804 Member Member Posts: 21,804 Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    I have a roast chicken in the oven and am going to have to make some sort of pasta with a rich sauce for the leftovers...

    I made the Chicken Tetrazinni recipe from the Joy of Cooking, nom nom nom.

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  • ButtermelloButtermello Member Posts: 102 Member Member Posts: 102 Member
    Pizza is vile.

    Also, ice cream should NEVER have anything crunchy mixed in.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,287 Member Member Posts: 5,287 Member
    I don't understand the whole Dunkaroo hype at all. I would rather have a tub of frosting with pretzels or graham crackers...

    I don't know what a Dunkaroo* is, but both graham crackers and pretzels are incredibly overrated, and I wouldn't miss either if they disappeared. Pretzels are only worthwhile as a vehicle for salt and popcorn exists (and is better) for that. (You and others dissing popcorn are wrong.)

    *My first thought was "isn't that some kind of underwear" and then I realized I was thinking of underoos. This may date me, I'm not sure.
    edited February 8
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,287 Member Member Posts: 5,287 Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    I totally agree on the boring bland pasta. I much prefer to load up with TONS of sauce, meat, and lots of veggies with minimal pasta. I never understood why some people just "love" pasta. A lot of my friends like just plain pasta with butter, yuck. The best part is the toppings.

    Bite your tongue! Butter IS a topping! I'd have pasta and butter, or homemade bread and butter, all the time, except I can eat it all day long and never feel full.

    I actually am not big on pasta alone as an adult but didn't eat tomatoes until older. Butter was my topping, especially with that green container of parmesan cheese! My absolute favorite pasta was Spaghetti Factory brown butter and mazithra cheese, I would choose it for my birthday every year.

    I will admit that sage and brown butter sauce is a legitimate topping for squash-filled ravioli, even if I mostly think of a good pasta sauce as including something besides butter.

    I once made potato gnocchi from scratch and served it with sage and brown butter sauce - it was a project, but oh so good!

    I'd eat.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 6,269 Member Member Posts: 6,269 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    I don't understand the whole Dunkaroo hype at all. I would rather have a tub of frosting with pretzels or graham crackers...

    I don't know what a Dunkaroo* is, but both graham crackers and pretzels are incredibly overrated, and I wouldn't miss either if they disappeared. Pretzels are only worthwhile as a vehicle for salt and popcorn exists (and is better) for that. (You and others dissing popcorn are wrong.)

    *My first thought was "isn't that some kind of underwear" and then I realized I was thinking of underoos. This may date me, I'm not sure.

    I think the only reason why I know what a 'Dunkaroo' is, is because I see every other kid in my grade one classroom have one in their lunch! (what happened to real food...). I've never actually had them, but I can just tell I would not enjoy them in the least....but, graham crackers...disappearing?? No more smores? no more pb/banana graham cracker 'sandwiches'...actually, they are just perfect plain...
  • karenscfldkarenscfld Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    Vegan is crazy.
  • Kashmir_314Kashmir_314 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Don't like seafood
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,344 Member Member Posts: 10,344 Member
    karenscfld wrote: »
    Vegan is crazy.

    I don't feel this way myself but I often wonder why so many people go vegan rather than vegetarian, pescetarian, etc. I mean of course some have their reasons for it...but I think for others, it's just the trendy thing and then they find it too difficult and quickly give up.

    JMHO!

    One of my unpopular opinions is that a lot of BBQ meats are better with no sauce.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 15,101 Member Member, Premium Posts: 15,101 Member
    karenscfld wrote: »
    Vegan is crazy.

    I don't feel this way myself but I often wonder why so many people go vegan rather than vegetarian, pescetarian, etc. I mean of course some have their reasons for it...but I think for others, it's just the trendy thing and then they find it too difficult and quickly give up.

    JMHO!

    One of my unpopular opinions is that a lot of BBQ meats are better with no sauce.

    Generally, because they want to keep their harm and exploitation of animals to an absolute minimum, perhaps believing that animals are feeling, sensing creatures like ourselves?

    I'm not a vegan, I'm an ovo-lacto vegetarian (eat eggs and dairy, not meat/fish). By the strictest definition, vegans are distinct from fully plant-based eaters. Vegans don't wear animal products (leather, wool) or use other products that they feel increase harm to animals, on top of eating fully plant-based.

    By choosing to be an ovo-lacto vegetarian - which I have no intention of changing, been one for 45 years - I am to some extent responsible for treatment of dairy cows on factory farms, of chickens at chicken farms, the fear and pain they may feel when they're slaughtered at the end of their useful careers, and all the ancillary practices involved. I'm also responsible for environmental and economic downsides of my choices.

    I don't think that other people need to choose to do what I do, and I don't think ill of people who choose differently. I do think that thoughtful people try to be aware of the implications of their personal choices, and accept their share of responsibility for them, positive or negative.

    Do some people declare themselves vegan because it's trendy? Sure, it can be no different from any other trendy way of eating (keto, IF, paleo, whatever), when people go into any of those without really understanding what they involve or having substantial personal reasons for doing them. Some people adopt non-mainstream ways of eating for good, well-thought out reasons. For vegans, those reasons are ethical.

    I like my BBQ sandwich made with jackfruit, personally, and sauce (but not tooooo sweet). :)
    edited February 9
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,287 Member Member Posts: 5,287 Member
    One of my unpopular opinions is that a lot of BBQ meats are better with no sauce.

    I was going to say that I do prefer Memphis dry style to other forms of BBQ, but upon further reflection I really think all have their place (although bad BBQ sauce is bad).

    https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/styles-of-barbecue-in-america-regional-bbq-meats-sauces-preparations-thrillist-nation

    When we were in Memphis the BBQ seemed to be served with pickles too, which I am in favor of.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,287 Member Member Posts: 5,287 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    karenscfld wrote: »
    Vegan is crazy.

    I don't feel this way myself but I often wonder why so many people go vegan rather than vegetarian, pescetarian, etc. I mean of course some have their reasons for it...but I think for others, it's just the trendy thing and then they find it too difficult and quickly give up.

    JMHO!

    One of my unpopular opinions is that a lot of BBQ meats are better with no sauce.

    Generally, because they want to keep their harm and exploitation of animals to an absolute minimum, perhaps believing that animals are feeling, sensing creatures like ourselves?

    IME (not that I am an expert, but I do live in a larger city, so likely a place with a higher than average percentage of vegans than the US as a whole, dunno), pretty much all the vegans I know were vegetarians before that, and usually became vegan after becoming more personally bothered by the egg/dairy industries (and some of them are fine with backyard eggs if available -- one of my vegan friends seriously considered having backyard chickens not that long before she became vegan, so I don't think she's strictly "no animal use at all" (in the any use = exploitation camp), so I do think there's a range of opinion. That friend became bothered by aspects of the dairy industry years after first becoming vegetarian, and I think largely figured the vegan position was a clearer one that she felt good about.
    edited February 9
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,380 Member Member Posts: 3,380 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    One of my unpopular opinions is that a lot of BBQ meats are better with no sauce.

    I was going to say that I do prefer Memphis dry style to other forms of BBQ, but upon further reflection I really think all have their place (although bad BBQ sauce is bad).

    https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/styles-of-barbecue-in-america-regional-bbq-meats-sauces-preparations-thrillist-nation

    When we were in Memphis the BBQ seemed to be served with pickles too, which I am in favor of.

    I guess I'm more partial to the central Texas Q myself... yummm
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,380 Member Member Posts: 3,380 Member
    Steak sauce ruins steak!!
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 511 Member Member Posts: 511 Member
    Cake is crumbly and not worth it. CHEESECAKE however is different. Graham cracker crust omg
  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 802 Member Member Posts: 802 Member
    Don't like seafood

    That's two of us: I wish I did, though.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,380 Member Member Posts: 3,380 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Cake is crumbly and not worth it. CHEESECAKE however is different. Graham cracker crust omg

    Cake is tricky... not big on cake in general, but carrot cake? YUP. Death by chocolate?? Count me in. Lava?? heck yeah. But red velvet... meh... coffee cake? no thanks.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 5,112 Member Member Posts: 5,112 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Cake is crumbly and not worth it. CHEESECAKE however is different. Graham cracker crust omg

    Cake is tricky... not big on cake in general, but carrot cake? YUP. Death by chocolate?? Count me in. Lava?? heck yeah. But red velvet... meh... coffee cake? no thanks.

    I thought I saw you posted a lot of gourmet cake photos in here though? But no to COFFEE CAKE?! I loveeeeee coffee cake. (Only ones like this with tons of cinnamon streusel topping.) I agree though about cake. I am also not a fan of cake except carrot or cheesecake. I'd take cookies over cake anyday. 83qpntoouhaj.png

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    edited February 10
  • Mrsindepenant1Mrsindepenant1 Member Posts: 190 Member Member Posts: 190 Member
    Red meat is great! So many people hate it. Our body’s can tolerate red meat in almost any form including raw. I don’t see anyone doing well off raw chicken 🤷‍♀️
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Member Posts: 4,090 Member Member Posts: 4,090 Member
    Butter on pancakes is disgusting
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