Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > The Break Room > Off Topic

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2012, 12:03 AM   #1051
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: As always..beside myself.
Posts: 4,226
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get this information posted....

She said she baked the stuffed zucchini at 350 F for 45 minutes.

How is everyone doing?

A certain moderator has a birthday coming up in a couple days!
.
.
.
Happy Birthday to you to Barb. I remember that conversation. You said you were born in Sept. 1963, but I don't think you ever did give us the date. Spill it girl.

Mike's is Thursday the 6th

My daughter's is today. She passed on the annual restaurant dinner and went for a sushi lunch instead. Raw fish for lunch doesn't suit me, but everyone else seemed to pack enough of it away.

Summer vacation is over as of Tues. I suppose you'll be back to a house full of little darlin's again.

creeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 12:24 AM   #1052
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,319
Rewards Points: 2,174
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Yep! It's Mike's birthday I was talking about. Mine isn't until the end of September. Both of my grandson's have a September birthday too.

Happy birthday to your daughter too!! I hope she had a fun day!

My house will be a bit quieter once school starts Tuesday. Four of my part-time kids will be going. One of them will be here before and after school though. Two of them are starting kindergarden. Those two I started watching when they were 6 weeks old.

This is the first year that all of the kindergardeners in Michigan have to go 5 full days a week. That's an awfully long day for those little guys.
__________________

gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gma2rjc For This Useful Post:
creeper (09-03-2012)
Old 09-03-2012, 12:56 AM   #1053
Ole Wood Worker
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,720
Rewards Points: 2,578
Blog Entries: 1
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Happy birthday Mike, and Jan's little one also.

Barb 1963, man, now I do feel old.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BigJim For This Useful Post:
creeper (09-03-2012)
Old 09-03-2012, 06:40 AM   #1054
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,072
Rewards Points: 2,786
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Me and my big mouth!

Thanks for remembering!---Mike----
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oh'mike For This Useful Post:
BigJim (09-03-2012)
Old 09-03-2012, 03:12 PM   #1055
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,319
Rewards Points: 2,174
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Quote:
Originally Posted by jiju1943 View Post
Happy birthday Mike, and Jan's little one also.

Barb 1963, man, now I do feel old.
I'm getting very close to the big five-0. Half-way to 100!

What are you doing for your birthday Mike?
__________________

gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #1056
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,072
Rewards Points: 2,786
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


I'm going to get a banana cream pie and light a candle!
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oh'mike For This Useful Post:
gma2rjc (09-03-2012)
Old 09-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #1057
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,634
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get this information posted....

She said she baked the stuffed zucchini at 350 F for 45 minutes.

How is everyone doing?

A certain moderator has a birthday coming up in a couple days!
.
.
.
Happy Birthday Mike! I have never liked cake that much but love pies! Attach a piece please!

Back to a slight twist on the stuffed zucchini recipe. I learned to hollow it out, cut it into thick rings, and then stuff the rings with whatever mix. Same basic baking time. It retains some crunch and does not get so grease saturated and soggy. Saves a few calories and cholesterol too. Works best with larger zuchini---obviously. Great if you bake it on a broiler pan to catch the drippings from whatever meat.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 09:04 PM   #1058
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Western suburbs, Chicago, Il.
Posts: 2,680
Rewards Points: 2,038
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Happy B-Day --M--!!
Many more!!
rossfingal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 01:31 AM   #1059
Ole Wood Worker
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,720
Rewards Points: 2,578
Blog Entries: 1
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Quote:
Originally Posted by sdsester View Post
Happy Birthday Mike! I have never liked cake that much but love pies! Attach a piece please!

Back to a slight twist on the stuffed zucchini recipe. I learned to hollow it out, cut it into thick rings, and then stuff the rings with whatever mix. Same basic baking time. It retains some crunch and does not get so grease saturated and soggy. Saves a few calories and cholesterol too. Works best with larger zuchini---obviously. Great if you bake it on a broiler pan to catch the drippings from whatever meat.
If I am still alive next year I am going to plant some zucchini, we went to Wal-Mart tonight and they had some about the size of a medium cucumber, $1.49 each, it would have taken 6 or 8 to make a fair meal for two people. Just unreal.

We hope you had a fantastic Birthday buddy and enjoyed that cream pie.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!

Jim

Last edited by BigJim; 09-04-2012 at 01:32 AM. Reason: added
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 05:49 AM   #1060
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,634
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Quote:
Originally Posted by jiju1943 View Post
If I am still alive next year I am going to plant some zucchini, we went to Wal-Mart tonight and they had some about the size of a medium cucumber, $1.49 each, it would have taken 6 or 8 to make a fair meal for two people. Just unreal.
I am lucky to have a great farmer's market twice a week in Lincoln Park through most of the year. I got really spoiled living very near the largest urban green market in the country when a resident of NYC. Farmer's markets not only provide access to local produce and provide produce farmers with a decent living, they keep grocery stores somewhat more honest. Evil WalMart is just sneaking into the City and given the company's practices I hope it fails miserably. Not a fan of the guy that did the movie but everybody should watch The High Cost of Low Price.

I also have ethnic slanted grocery stores in communities with diets that are rich in nuts, fruits and vegetables and produce tends to be cheaper because the community just will not pay WalMart $1.49 for zucchini. For example, you can get a box of mangoes for $5-6 in some of those hoods. Lovely greens and baby veges in the Asian markets. It is one thing I really like about city living. And none of it looks like it was picked weeks too early. Tomatoes are actually red!

Of course part of the reason you paid $1.49 for a scrawny piece of zucchini or two and a bowl of cereal is $4 or more is most US farmers have no real incentives to grow directly edible food crops any more. Those in the Midwest get lavish subsidies to grow corn---and not sweet corn---that has to be processed rather inefficiently into fuel or edible substances like corn syrup (consumption of which is a major contributor to obesity---the number one preventible cause of death in the US). We have to treat cattle with mass doses of antibiotics so they can eat it as feed. We know it is not healthy or practical but cannot seem to figure out how to subsidize them for growing zucchini or other edible produce instead---if the subsidies are even needed. Talk about a bloated legacy government program. We know it is not healthy and any hospital can tell you resistant strains of antibiotics are becoming more and more scary at least in part because of antibiotics in the food chain. 67 percent of antibiotics sold in the US go to the ag industry.

And so we import more fruit and vegetables than we produce even with tremendously fertile farmland availed. In doing so we increase our reliance on foreign countries for what we eat. You do not have to look far back in history or at current events to see how this eventually turns out.

Last edited by user1007; 09-04-2012 at 05:58 AM.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 11:34 AM   #1061
Ole Wood Worker
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,720
Rewards Points: 2,578
Blog Entries: 1
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Quote:
Originally Posted by sdsester View Post
I am lucky to have a great farmer's market twice a week in Lincoln Park through most of the year. I got really spoiled living very near the largest urban green market in the country when a resident of NYC. Farmer's markets not only provide access to local produce and provide produce farmers with a decent living, they keep grocery stores somewhat more honest. Evil WalMart is just sneaking into the City and given the company's practices I hope it fails miserably. Not a fan of the guy that did the movie but everybody should watch The High Cost of Low Price.

I also have ethnic slanted grocery stores in communities with diets that are rich in nuts, fruits and vegetables and produce tends to be cheaper because the community just will not pay WalMart $1.49 for zucchini. For example, you can get a box of mangoes for $5-6 in some of those hoods. Lovely greens and baby veges in the Asian markets. It is one thing I really like about city living. And none of it looks like it was picked weeks too early. Tomatoes are actually red!

Of course part of the reason you paid $1.49 for a scrawny piece of zucchini or two and a bowl of cereal is $4 or more is most US farmers have no real incentives to grow directly edible food crops any more. Those in the Midwest get lavish subsidies to grow corn---and not sweet corn---that has to be processed rather inefficiently into fuel or edible substances like corn syrup (consumption of which is a major contributor to obesity---the number one preventible cause of death in the US). We have to treat cattle with mass doses of antibiotics so they can eat it as feed. We know it is not healthy or practical but cannot seem to figure out how to subsidize them for growing zucchini or other edible produce instead---if the subsidies are even needed. Talk about a bloated legacy government program. We know it is not healthy and any hospital can tell you resistant strains of antibiotics are becoming more and more scary at least in part because of antibiotics in the food chain. 67 percent of antibiotics sold in the US go to the ag industry.

And so we import more fruit and vegetables than we produce even with tremendously fertile farmland availed. In doing so we increase our reliance on foreign countries for what we eat. You do not have to look far back in history or at current events to see how this eventually turns out.
I have grown to dislike Wal-Mart as they have run the little grocery stores out of business. We don't have any grocery stores in Lookout Valley now that WM has moved in. We buy only what we need for groceries there then go down to Georgia to get the rest. We don't do WM meats at all, most times it is ruined.

I had a long post about Wal-Mart but figured I might get sued by them so I deleted it. Just say, we don't like WM.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #1062
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,319
Rewards Points: 2,174
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Just for kicks & grins I dehydrated a can of Dole mandarin orange slices.

I let them dry until they were kind of gummy, little gummy bears. The kids love them.

I've also been making beef jerky for the past few weeks.

The first time I bought a packet of seasoning from Gander Mountain. That turned out pretty good.

Then I wanted to make more but didn't have another packet of seasoning. So I marinated the slices of meat in Kikkoman Teriyaki Glaze for about 8 or 9 hours, in a Ziploc bag.

After that I put it in the dehydrator for almost 6 hours and it came out better than the batch that had marinated in the jerky seasoning from the packet.

I didn't know it would be so easy to make. And it's much cheaper than buying it in a store.
__________________

gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 07:42 PM   #1063
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,072
Rewards Points: 2,786
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


A good friend makes Terriaki venison jerkey----that terriaki marinade sure adds to the taste---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 07:55 PM   #1064
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,319
Rewards Points: 2,174
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


I haven't tried venison jerky. If one of the people I know who deer hunts gets a deer, maybe I'll ask for a little bit to make jerky with.

When I was out west I saw a lot of signs advertising Bison jerky.
__________________

gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #1065
Ole Wood Worker
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,720
Rewards Points: 2,578
Blog Entries: 1
Default

"DIY" - cooking/baking - story


Barb, what kind of dehydrator do you have? I looooove jerky. A buddy of mine made some fish jerky, I did not like that stuff.

I wonder if jerky could be made in a smoker.

__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!

Jim

Last edited by BigJim; 10-19-2012 at 07:57 PM. Reason: added
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"DIY" - a Story rossfingal Off Topic 24 12-20-2011 08:15 AM
A story DangerMouse Off Topic 17 12-19-2011 01:46 PM
2 story, 3 story, or a basement? reveriereptile Building & Construction 13 10-10-2011 06:30 PM
convert 1 1/2 story to full two? BlueBSH Building & Construction 4 05-03-2010 08:20 AM
2nd story bathroom, drain &vent, please help!!! serik Plumbing 4 07-15-2009 08:33 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.