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Member Since 20 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Apr 19 2019 07:28 PM

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In Topic: College Cooking Memories

16 April 2019 - 08:32 PM

It is possible to do tuna casserole decently, FYI.  My mom uses a recipe from of all places a giveaway booklet from Chicken of the Sea.  No cream of whatever soup or potato chip topping; instead, a white sauce with real cheddar grated in, elbow macaroni to stretch the tuna out, and tomato wedges on top.  I can't imagine that it cost very much--she was already buying the milk and the Cracker Barrel cheddar.

In Topic: College Cooking Memories

15 April 2019 - 10:16 PM

First 2 years were in the dorms, so full-on meal plan. Last 2 years were in a real house--I lived with my landlady, her grad-student daughter and for a little while her undergrad son, and a permanent boarder who was about 70 at the time.  I had full access to the kitchen, but the food I had to buy myself.  I ate lunches on campus, but breakfasts were what I was used to at home (cereal, toast, eggs on the weekends) and dinners were basic recipes I got from Mom plus a few out of "The Campus Survival Cookbook".  The latter was a relic from the early '70s and primarily pitched to guys, but I got a terrific chicken cacciatore recipe out of that one.  Ate a lot of pasta and made many things with ground beef and ground turkey.  First attempt at using dried beans resulted in the infamous "crunchy chili".

In Topic: Notre Dame

15 April 2019 - 10:10 PM

When N and I were in Paris in 2014, it was Easter weekend so all of Europe was off work and school for the holiday, and needless to say the lines were crazy, as other people have noted.  So we didn't go in.  Maybe we should have braved the lines, but who could have imagined?

In Topic: Out of the jar, or, what's your secret sin?

09 April 2019 - 10:38 PM

Peanut butter/almond butter too.  Also sometimes Nutella.

In Topic: Chapeau! long in the tooth?

05 April 2019 - 10:21 PM

You'll enjoy Petit Crenn very much.