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Old 10-11-2007, 09:45 PM   #21
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So it seems that in this day and age, heat and time are the things we consider. This is very interesting!

ETA: And no, I'm not being "smart" or "difficult", I'm just wondering WHY we cook what we cook. Serioulsy....is it taught by family and growing up, is it the environment or season, or is there something else? Really......ever really think about the WHY of cooking?[/quote]
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:46 PM   #22
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The steak and baked potato with chives and sour cream to me is purely a craving does not matter summer or winter when you want it you just want it.However I dont waste my stomach space with appetizers or with the obligatory extra vegetable, salad is ok but optional even though Im a girl I like the old throw back much improved caveman dinner.And you cant stop me.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:48 PM   #23
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The steak and baked potato with chives and sour cream to me is purely a craving does not matter summer or winter when you want it you just want it.
Got to agree with you on that one!
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:50 PM   #24
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Me too, but sometimes it isn't a big enough craving for me to dig my way out to the BBQ!!
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Me too, but sometimes it isn't a big enough craving for me to dig my way out to the BBQ!!
Yeah....but you guys in Canada get real snow!!!
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:55 PM   #26
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I'll speak as someone from the frozen north and tell you that y'all are wimps if you can't drive on a snowpack of 8 inches in the winter. LOL.

Keltin, to answer the seasonal thing, I don't make stuff like chili in the summer because it heats us up from the inside out. LOL. We cook to keep the house cool in summer and to warm it up in the winter. I still BBQ occasionally in the winter, but I really really hate trying to find the BBQ when the snow is deep. Its more a matter of convenience than anything else. If I'm craving a steak then I might make the effort to excavate the BBQ, otherwise, its oven and stove for me.

As to what is heavy and what is light, well salad is light, and pasta bolognese is heavy. Light is something quickly digested and heavy is something that leaves you feeling full for a long time. I don't believe everyone has the exact same description of that, but I think most of us adhere to that definition or something close to it.
Snow pack is nothing its safer than slush.Contrary to popular belief we in Northern New Mexico get alot of snow we actually have a couple of world class ski areas I worked at the Taos Ski Valley for 11 winters and had to drive the 20 miles in all kinds of conditions to get to work.Oh and by the way nobody there races to the store for milk and bread because of an impending storm.Puleeze, we go to the store when we feel like it storm or no storm
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You're so right jp, ya'll do have some very fine skiing in New Mexico.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:02 PM   #28
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Yeah....but you guys in Canada get real snow!!!
You know it baby!

jpmcgrew, I was being a bit facetious on the snow pack thing. The worst accidents happen when there is no snow, just a hard frost on the road, or a light dusting and a temp around the freezing point. Folks somehow forget what it was like and stomp on the brake and tailgate like idiots.
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You're so right jp, ya'll do have some very fine skiing in New Mexico.
They certainly do, its called dry powder or fluffy fluff no wet icy snow like back east.I dont ski but I worked there because I was head chef and worked there to cook and make great money.I always wanted to make a t-shirt that said.I dont ski and I dont care probably would have got my butt kicked for that one.God,I loved that job.
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You know it baby!

jpmcgrew, I was being a bit facetious on the snow pack thing. The worst accidents happen when there is no snow, just a hard frost on the road, or a light dusting and a temp around the freezing point. Folks somehow forget what it was like and stomp on the brake and tailgate like idiots.
Or the absolute worst which is called black ice.A bad one for sure.
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