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Old 07-31-2017, 05:01 AM
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I generally stick in the medium-rare to medium range for burgers. For steaks it's always medium-rare.

There is quite a bit of variation in what you'll get depending on where you order it. I noticed that in North Carolina, they are a bit overzealous, so you should err on the less done side. That is, a medium-rare burger in NC will often be what I'd get if I ordered medium in Pittsburgh. So when I'm in NC I always order medium-rare.

I don't really like to get things rare though, unless I'm having something like carpaccio or kitfo.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:12 AM
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I too avoided sprouts for years because of dingbats that boiled them relentlessly, leaving flavorless husks of things that should have been great.

After rediscovering them, my favorite thing to do is lightly steam them to about half-done, then sear them the rest of the way in a pan with some smoked sea salt, black pepper and throw in a bit of minced garlic. It's absolutely wonderful.

These days my very favorite home cooked meal is ribeye steak, brussels sprouts and simple garlic toast, and while I'm probably nowhere near the greatest cook, these are three things I've mastered. *rubs full stomach* Yup.
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Sausage and peppers on a bun last night with salad and a peach

Tonight... hummm. Might have to buy something.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:25 PM
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Sausage and peppers? Are you from New York? People love that shit here (for good reason - it's awesome) but I'd never seen it as a staple anywhere else until I moved up here.
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I grew up with Italians :shrug:
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:03 PM
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So Sunday, Mabel came over to watch Twin Peaks, and I wanted to rewatch it, but first we went out to go get some Hawaiian barbecue so that we would not starve to death. So she's driving, and I see a li'l saucer sized turtle walking down the sidewalk (tortoise, probably, but come on). So we circle the block looking for it, then park along a side street and walk up and down that sidewalk trying to find it before it walks out onto the street or just falls off the curb. We looked and looked but never found it, and by the time we'd done that circling and parking, we weren't positive which block it was on or anything because it's a suburban neighborhood and everything looks the same.

We looked for a pretty long time, but eventually we had to give up, and we went to the barbecue place to get our food, and by that time I was really hungry, so while we were waiting for our order, we went into the Mexican grocery next door to it and got some panaderia. And the lady at the barbecue gave us some popcorn chicken for free, which was really good and which I ate most of in the car on the way back. We were gone for almost three hours, then came back with all this food but not hungry anymore.

But then we watched four or five episodes of Twin Peaks, and then she went back home and watched the entire rest of the series so far, but she's coming over tonight and rewatching the rest anyway, and I am going to make eggplant and feta pizza and some buffalo wings, and we are going to try really hard not to accidentally end up doing some big dumb thing instead.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:30 AM
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I had another ribeye with the rest of the brussels sprouts I had left over.

What. It's my favorite dinner and the steaks were on sale for six bucks a pound :P

Hell, I still have 3 more but they're in the freezer.
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Tonight - springrolls for starter and ribs for supper. Not sure of the sides yet :hungry:
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:39 AM
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Speaking of stuff in the freezer, my pork chops are thawed now. Time to use up the last of my brown sugar and cake these fuckers up in some cayenne, smoked sea salt, garlic powder and ground smoked paprika. When they come out of the oven I'm gonna squeeze on half a lemon and destroy these motherfuckers.

...and because I'm too lazy to do sides right now I'll be microwaving some frozen mac & cheese. Because it takes five minutes and I don't have to give a shit :P
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When I was in college one of the favorite pass times was one-upping the other person so one evening we were eating spaghetti and my brother-in-law commented on my technique of rolling my spaghetti against my bread. He said "Real Italians roll their spaghetti against a spoon." so I asked him who were these "Real Italians, fresh off the boat?" He didn't have anything else to say as the Italians he knew were several generations American. Actually real Italians in Italy use several different techniques to roll their spaghetti onto their forks.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:06 AM
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Getting home at 11 means doing something stupid/easy. Welcome to steamed green beans night! I fucking love this steamer thing, it's a little metal shell with holes in it that sits 3/4 of an inch above the bottom of my pot and just lets the steam in. This shit is SO EASY. Throw in some minced garlic and kosher salt, then throw on some black pepper when it's done. Melt on some butter. If you really want to go hard, fry up like 4 strips of bacon like I'm about to do, and instead of butter you can throw them into the leftover bacon grease for a quick little fry (about 1 minute tops) and they're fucking wonderful.

My mom didn't raise an Arkansas boy that don't know how to cook, yo. I'm a bad motherfucker.
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I've never been comfortable with eating steak medium rare. If I see any pink, then I'm ready to ask them to take it back so they can finish cooking it. If I'm going to have steak, I want to be at minimum, medium well, preferably well done.
I sometimes wonder how your mind works.

So do I Joe, so do I. In any case, reading some of the raw beef stories on this thread is going to lead me to have my first ever nightmares. I just know it.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:57 PM
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Are you afraid of blood or something? It tastes great. I mean, that's the glory of being an omnivore at the top of the food chain. I get to dip my vegetables in blood and rendered fat. It's a wonderful thing.

And how old are you that you've never had a nightmare before? You've been HERE for 12 years, you can't be that damn young. Shit, you're old enough to remember Allan and probably old enough to remember the old IRC days when we used to tell stupid fish stories. I'd get drunk as shit, and Allan/Lady Shea/Livius/MadMortigan would laugh at me for a few hours. Was good times.
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samosas appetizer, pork chops, baked potato with all the fixins', greenbeans tossed in some Italian dressing, butterscotch ice cream.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:26 AM
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I cook a medium rare ribeye and steam some brussels sprouts.
I was worried for a minute...

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... add some garlic toast
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:19 AM
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I said I'd make spaghetti and meatballs, so I guess I'm going to. IN A MINUTE.
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I said I'd make spaghetti and meatballs, so I guess I'm going to. IN A MINUTE.
It's not Monday night yet, is it?

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OK, I just did, and he LOLed extremely hard.

They were perfectly cooked, of course, but...

yeah, no, I'd have to read that to rebut it, and naw.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:31 AM
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Cuban pernil (pork) with black beans and rice, and salad.

My (Cuban-American) friend done made it.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:59 AM
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I want a Cuban friend :( I don' know any Cubans so I have to go to the little place on Lake and Central to get anything remotely Cuban.
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Are you afraid of blood or something? It tastes great. I mean, that's the glory of being an omnivore at the top of the food chain. I get to dip my vegetables in blood and rendered fat. It's a wonderful thing.

And how old are you that you've never had a nightmare before? You've been HERE for 12 years, you can't be that damn young. Shit, you're old enough to remember Allan and probably old enough to remember the old IRC days when we used to tell stupid fish stories. I'd get drunk as shit, and Allan/Lady Shea/Livius/MadMortigan would laugh at me for a few hours. Was good times.
I want my meat thoroughly and completely cooked. If I see any pink, I am not comfortable consuming it at all. If I see blood, I am definitely handing the steak back to the waiter / waitress and asking for a steak that's actually cooked.

On the nightmare issue, I think it's more the fact that I've never really had intense dreams. My dreams, for the most part are entirely forgettable affairs. I'm almost certainly an outlier considering I'm middle aged.
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Tonight:

Tandoori style grilled chicken (thighs)
Chana Masala
Dal

Oh and some pre-packaged non-Naan flat bread as I was too lazy to actually make Naan.
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On the nightmare issue, I think it's more the fact that I've never really had intense dreams. My dreams, for the most part are entirely forgettable affairs. I'm almost certainly an outlier considering I'm middle aged.
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