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Old 12-26-2010, 02:30 PM   #41
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I keep in all the "juices" (I use ground meat that is lean, so the juices aren't just fat), then use instant mashed potatoes as the binder. It's a shortcut, but tastes good and keeps the slices looking like slices.


That's a wonderful idea. Thanks.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:37 PM   #42
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That's funny! Most old-fashioned tastes good!
True, but over cooked vegis comes to mind.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:42 PM   #43
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True, but over cooked vegis comes to mind.
Yes, but I am thinking of all the wonderful things my Great-Grandmother cooked that I would never eat now because of salt and fat content. I believe it's our duty to continue the Traditions...but use our brains to make them more healthy.

I didn't use to feel guilty using a stick of butter to create a dish, now I have second thoughts and use part butter and part veg oil. The flavor is still there. Favorite veg dishes are re-created with steamed veg with the same sauces. etc.
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:47 PM   #44
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My mom was (is, she's still kicking and cooking) a great cook. Because of budgetary restraints, she used either corn oil or margarine. I, too mostly use a combo. If I want butter taste, I'll heat a pool of olive oil, then put a dab of butter in it. I get some butter flavor, without the heaviness. Obviously this depends upon what cuisine I'm cooking.
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:27 PM   #45
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Actually, one time I said "kwuh-bek" to my friend's French (as in France-French, not Canadienne French) mother. She took me to task. "Claire, you can say that better, I know you can!!!" Ugh! I just laughed and corrected myself! DO any of you ever take to pronouncing something incorrectly just because you want to make yourself understood? Or, in some cases, if you say it correctly, people think you're putting on airs? I know my parents will pronounce certain words if they're speaking in French differently than they will if they're speaking to people who are not of Canuck background. In other words, "Kwebeck" if they're speaking to someone who speaks only American English, but "Kebeck" if it is a relative.
When I was in the Navy, about a million years ago, I learned to say "Key-beck". But when I read the word silently it's always Kwa-beck. Go figure.
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They wear chooks in Quebec.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:29 PM   #47
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They wear chooks in Quebec.
They wear chickens?
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:38 PM   #48
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They wear chickens?
lol

I mean Tukes. In this part of the Valley, the slang is pronounced Chook.
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I mean Tukes. In this part of the Valley, the slang is pronounced Chook.
At least I knew a Chook was a chicken...
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:50 PM   #50
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Just goes to show you how regional language can be. I've never heard of that as a chicken. But Daddy always wore a toque (we pronounced took), a knit hat. Chicken? I'm missing something! How fun, though.
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