Meal time staples

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Meal time staples
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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 9:01pm

I'm getting tired of the picky eater discussion, lol.


What are the *regular* foods that you set at the table at meal time?


When I was a kid, my dad didn't consider the table set unless there was bread and butter out...and milk.


When my kids were younger, we always set bread and pb on the table, as an option.

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:25am
I make them without lumps, but NOT in a mixer. The mixer makes them gluey, that is my objection.

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:27am
I find mp to be so easy to make. I leave the skins on which cuts down on preparation time too.
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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:28am

drinks aren't something i always place out but it's typically water when it is on the table.

 

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:28am
LOL, that sounds like my dining room table, and the one of my childhood. Sometimes people think we are all hoity-toity because we eat in the dining room, but if they could only see it on an average day they would quickly adjust this impression.

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:29am

mine are fluffy, like a cloud


now I really want mashed potatoes and Im planning on baked ones tonight since we are grilling oh well......


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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:30am

You need to get yourself a potato ricer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_ricer

The best of both worlds. No lumps, but none the the mushiness that you can get with a mixer.

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:31am
Yes, the peeling does take time. I usually do about 8 potatoes so that takes awhile. That is always a good time to listen to something on tv while I'm working for sure.

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:33am
I do. One of the many kitchen items I own (so many I have some in storage bins in the laundry room that I don't need on a weekly basis)

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:33am
i love bread, too but i like it plain at dinner.

 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:35am
Another plus for the ricer. I don't peel the potatoes. Put them in the ricer skins and all, the potato gets pushed threw the ricer, the skins that are left behind are discarded.

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