Food Fluff!

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Food Fluff!
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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 9:12pm

Whole milk: 2%, 1%, skim, or?

Rice: white or brown, or...?

Bread: white, wheat, or...?

Pasta: white flour, egg, or whole grain, or?

Breakfast cereal: fruit loops or grapenuts, or?

Meat: beef, chicken, pork, lamb or?

Fish: tuna, sword, salmon, cod, or...?

Fruit?

Vegetable?

Guilty pleasure?

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Mon, 04-12-2010 - 8:38am

Whole milk: 2%, 1%, skim, or?

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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 10:08pm
Yum; thanks for sharing this. I looooove eggplant.
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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 5:41pm

Whole milk: 2%, 1%, skim, or? Only 1%

Rice: white or brown, or...? White--I don't make it often. I'm planning on trying out brown. I bought a bag of white & brown mixed but didn't like it--they need to cook for different amounts of time, evidnetly.

Bread: white, wheat, or...? Wheat

Pasta: white flour, egg, or whole grain, or? whole grain

Breakfast cereal: fruit loops or grapenuts, or?
I eat Fiber One cereal and dh likes Raisin bran w/grapenuts mixed in. Kids eat cheerios and chex cereal. We vary with other cerasls for them too--try not to get sugary ones.
Meat: beef, chicken, pork, lamb or?
All those except lamb, add in turkey occasionally and moose meat often. Now that is organic.
Fish: tuna, sword, salmon, cod, or...? salmon & halibut, both caught in the bay in front of my parents' cabin.

Fruit? We keep on hand usually bananas, oranges, apples, and buy cut up containers of various melons and pineapple. We also usually have blueberries, strawberries, kiwis around. Probably some more, depending on the season.

Vegetable? Always keep on hand onions, green onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, carrots, celery & potatoes. Also buy many others to eat in recipes that I'm going to make would be broccoli, eggplant, corn, peas, green beans, asparagus etc.

Guilty pleasure? dark chocolate & bacon.

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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 2:13pm
It's totally weird, my kids LOVE brussel sprouts. They beg me to make them all the time.

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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 2:11pm
I held off on the skim (used 1%) for a long time because of family protests. When the kids moved out I finally made the switch. I don't know if DH even noticed as he never mentioned it. DD2 stayed here to dog sit while we were out of town. I thought that she might buy her own milk rather than drink the skim, but surprising she did drink the skim..
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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 1:54pm

Whole milk: 2%, 1%, skim, or?

I don't drink milk. Dh and the kids drink 2%, but they don't drink much either. A gallon of milk lasts about 2 weeks. Costco sells a 1% ultra pasteurized milk that is really good, so I buy that when I'm there. It doesn't have that watery consistency that 1% usually has, so you can use it for cooking and such. It's very creamy for a 1%.

Rice: white or brown, or...?

I prefer black wild rice (it's black when it's dry, pops open and white on the inside when you cook it.) Dh has been on a Thai food kick lately, so he makes Thai sticky rice in his fancy cone shaped bamboo steamer basket... LOL.

Bread: white, wheat, or...?

Depends. I usually have a loaf of sourdough and a loaf of multi-grain. I buy whole grain white for PB&J.

Pasta: white flour, egg, or whole grain, or?

I make my own, usually. I usually use unbleached flour.

Breakfast cereal: fruit loops or grapenuts, or?

Frosted mini wheats. Kids love it, sometimes you just gotta go with what works.

Meat: beef, chicken, pork, lamb or?

All of those, minus the lamb. Add turkey.

Fish: tuna, sword, salmon, cod, or...?

Yes. We eat a LOT of fish in this house. Salmon, cod, trout, mahi mahi, tuna, etc, and just about any shellfish.

Fruit?

Always have apples and bananas. Right now we also have a honeydew melon and a pineapple. Depends on what looks good and is in season.

Vegetable?

All the regulars. The odd ones we eat a lot of are baby bok choy, brussel sprouts, and leeks.

Guilty pleasure?

Dark chocolate, bacon salt. And bacon. Man, bacon is good.

"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men."


-Carl Sagan

"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men."


-Carl S

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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 1:46pm

Mmmmm, I love caponata!

I made this not too long ago and loved it! http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=459517

Earlier this week I bought a Bulgarian eggplant garlic spread at Trader Joe's that was delicious! I used it on a panini sandwich.

Dh never used to like eggplant until I started making it for him and now he likes it. I also make a sort of ratatouille with it too.

Mmmmmm, I'm getting hungry!

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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 1:33pm

One of my favorite eggplant dishes is caponata. Here is a recipe that works beautifully ever time and is not very complicated:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/health/nutrition/04recipehealth.html

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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 1:16pm

Whole milk: 2%, 1%, skim, or? whole and 2%

Rice: white or brown, or...? white and brown

Bread: white, wheat, or...? whole wheat, sour dough, french

Pasta: white flour, egg, or whole grain, or? seminola, egg, spinach, whole grain depending on use

Breakfast cereal: fruit loops or grapenuts, or? oatmeal, Cherrios, Kix, Frosted Mini Wheats, Grapenuts, etc. As long as it doesn't contain marshmallows. Try to stay away from high fruitose corn syrup. Funny thing that's usually the generic bagged cereal.

Meat: beef, chicken, pork, lamb or? No lamb; way too expensive for 9 people even at Easter

Fish: tuna, sword, salmon, cod, or...? Whatever is on sale, in season and wild caught

Fruit? Always apples and bananas. Otherwise whatever is in season and on sale and local (which is just about everything except for bananas and some apples

Vegetable? Not brussel sprouts (except for Adam) or egg plant. Although Joy is looking for an egg plant recipe to try.

Guilty pleasure? cheddar cheese and sour cream potato chips and Coke.

Chris

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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 12:21pm
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