Posts from chester7777 in thread „Ummmm, ummmm good“

    Carl, I'm so sorry! Is this a diet for a particular health purpose? Not trying to be nosy . . . .

    I know that on Weight Watchers, lettuce is an item that can be consumed in unlimited quantities. I don't understand why you wouldn't be able to eat salad, as long as you don't load it with a ton of creamy dressing. So cukes and celery are full of water and don't "fill the void"? So why can't you eat as much as you want? Obviously the drink isn't filling the void, either!

    :angry_smile: It's making me mad, just thinking about it!!

    So . . . after you read this, I guess you better steer clear of this thread for eight weeks :cry2:.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    Well it appears that the 100+ degree weather we've had for 15 straight days seems to have taken its toll on my poor mater plants,:cry2:

    Oh, no! :ohmy: Poor 'maters!!

    but I do have good news, (no I didn't save a bunch of money by switching to Geico) . . .

    ROTFL! I guess you gotta watch TV or listen to the radio enough to appreciate that line! BTW, congrats on the thriving melons . . . vine-ripened melons rank right up there with vine-ripened 'maters! The taste of summer!

    Chester :newyear:

    Costco is a chain of super-large warehouse stores, that offer really good prices on many items to it's members (about $40/year). Some items are limited in selection, but good prices compared to similar items in the supermarket.

    The blueberry bread to which I referred is one we get at Costco, and I've never seen it anywhere else, although it may be available other places. It is a loaf loaded through and through with blueberries, has a decadently delicious crumb topping, and is sliced into 3/4-inch thick slices (they barely fit into the toaster). Then, with the added touch of butter melted into it - it's hard to resist! It comes with two two-pound loaves per package.

    It's just the thing to be munching while relaxing by the computer in the morning, with a hot cuppa joe.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    Ahhhhh, guess who just picked 4 vine ripened maters???? Perhaps a salad and a mater sammich are in store for later on tonight!

    :cry2: I'm jealous!!

    But speaking of ummm, mmmm good - I am getting ready to have a nice thick slice of Costco's blueberry toast :hyper: - yummy!

    Mrs. C :angel1:


    You hit the nail on the head when you said "heavenly" - I often joke that on my table in heaven, there will be home-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes.

    I also like them sliced, with a drizzle of good olive oil and fresh ground salt and pepper.

    Yum yum!!

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    Yup tow-maters....ain't nothing I love no better than a mater, a coupla slices of bread, some mayo, a touch of salt and pepper and I swear that if you put it on my forehead my tongue would beat my brains out trying to get to it. Hmmm, maybe I should have put this one on the ummm ummm good thread :glare:

    Well, I just had to respond in the appropriate thread, because your description of that sandwich was causin' the Mrs. and me to start droolin' like nobody's business!

    A sandwich with HOMEGROWN, VINE-RIPENED maters . . . nothin' better!

    Chester :newyear:

    My wife made a real yummy Mexican lasagna last for dinner! Talk about 'comfort food' - it was three helpings later . . . and I had to wait a couple of hours before I could even think about dessert, which was a VERY yummy "dump cake". If you haven't had dump cake, you need to try it. Easy to make (you "dump" the ingredients into the pan and bake), and REAL easy to put away. The Mrs. used a real tasty mixed berry pie filling as the base. We were quite "comfort"-able last night!!

    Chester :newyear:

    I don't know, I still prefer, the old frankfurter, type
    Hot-Dog, in a roll,with diced fried onions, with plenty of Ketchup,
    now that's another YUM!

    Judging from our little business, I'd say that onions and ketchup top the list for favorite condiments for most folks. We don't have the ability to fry the onions at our cart, they are just chopped fresh each day.

    Ummm, ummm - LOVE those onions!!

    Chester :newyear:

    'Tis true about differing tastes.

    For example, with our little hot dog cart, it is interesting the different "populations" and their tastes. When we set up at the farmers' market, very few folks use mayonnaise. We have little packets of mayo, and we go through maybe half a dozen a month. At our other location, however, there is a much higher Hispanic clientele, and boy, do they go for the mayo on a dog! We go through dozens of packets a week (just one day a week at that location, soon to expand to three). And many of those who use the mayo put jalapenos on, too. Obviously a cultural thing.

    Chicago style hot dogs traditionally don't have any ketchup, just mustard, onions, and tomatoes, along with a liberal sprinkle of celery salt.

    Chester :newyear:

    I . I just cannot understand those who prefer mayonnaise to mustard on hamburgers.

    I prefer mayonnaise on hamburgers, and mustard on hot dogs.
    I've even substituted blue cheese dressing for mayo on a hamburger,
    now that's Ummmm, ummmm good.

    Chester :newyear:

    Jay, We used to have a good amount of Dairy Queen's around here, loved their milk shakes:yeaahh: Unfortunately, they were all bought up by recent immigrants from China, and then, the quality didn't seem to be the same. One by one, they then changed names and/or, went out of business.

    Chester :newyear:

    Keith, thanks for that link.

    I do believe that treacle pudding is a particularly British thing.

    I especially was taken by the line in the article " . . . proper being a word that best describes the wealth of classic English puddings that have sadly been eclipsed by, on the one hand, a preoccupation with so-called healthy eating and, on the other, the need to impress." How many marvelous foods have gone the same way?

    It sounds utterly marvelous, but I must ask . . . what is treacle? It sounds like something I will have to purchase in a specialty store of some kind . . . OK, I take that back, in checking elsewhere on the 'net, it would seem that it is perhaps molasses? Except that there is mention of both golden syrup and black treacle . . . . And I have never steamed a pudding before, and the recipe seems to take that knowledge for granted. so I am needing a little more education here, it seems.

    The little old ladies at the church potluck would certainly be "wow-ed" with this offering!:smile:

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    , , , is it "Balls of Chicken"?

    I thought only roosters had those :biggrin:!

    Now . . . speaking of dessert . . . my wife makes something called "Dirt Cake" and it is served from a flower pot and looks like real potting soil on the top, but boy is it good!! Creamy and chocolatey - yum, yum!! She has been known to garnish it with gummy worms for effect.

    Chester :newyear:

    Well, we celebrated my father-in-laws 60th B-Day this weekend and guess what. They had lutefisk. so to be nice I took a small piece, and you know what, its still really gross!!!

    After reading the description of what it is, I don't see how it could be anything but! Brave man!

    Chester :newyear:

    P.S. Tomorrow night, the Mrs. is making one of the family's favorite "comfort" foods, meatloaf! Yum, yum!

    Oh, Stumpy, why didn't I think of just doing a little search?? You are so smart!

    Lutefisk sounds nasty:thumbs_down: with all that lye in it. Did you notice the phrase "to make the fish edible"? What was wrong with it to begin with? I've heard carp is hard to fix, but lutefisk sounds much more complicated. A lot of trouble for something icky - I don't get it.

    Chester says that even with his Norwegian heritage, he'll pass on this one.

    Now, back to the topic . . . GOOD stuff . . . your post has inspired me to go buy some chicken and in the next day or two, I think we'll have to have some chicken and dumplings, too.

    I also wanted to mention that I have a couple of Chilibill's cookbooks, and we have really enjoyed the offerings! Ummmm, ummmm good!!!

    Mrs. C :angel1: