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Old 03-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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Takeout Menu Workarounds

My favorite Mexaraunt only serves its beef tacos in a hard shell (I want soft) and the beef is ground (I want strips).

The way I get around this is to order the beef fajitas with soft corn tortillas. This meal comes with salsa fresco and guacamole'.

When I get it home I add my own sour cream, shredded cabbage and lime and my own side of pickled jalaps.

Does anyone else work around a take out menu in this way?

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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I love adding slices of avocado to pizza so I sometimes order pizza with bacon and add the avo myself.

I also prefer my take away pork ribs with mash instead of chips so I order them with salad and add my own mash.

I like vegetarian pizza but order shrimp extra to add on top.

Don't like my burgers soggy so I order them plain and add relish and extra pickles at home.

I love ordering sweet and sour prawns with fried rice but I don't like them soaking the crispy prawns in sweet and sour sauce ( makes it soggy) I order the sauce on the side. Same with salad dressing ......
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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My favorite mid east take out makes good falafels. My home made ones are either too dry, crumbly or too greasy or too not right. They do not make a good sauce, it is easy to fix up the tzatziki sauce and add a little mint or oregano and their falafels, unlike mine, do re heat in the oven and crisp up again.
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I sometimes buy pulled pork from a BBQ joint, reasonable price~~$10 US / lb. Sauce on the side. It is good for the usual pulled pork sandwiches and especially good in carnitas, burritos, fried rice et al. And their definition of A Pound is to just hand chop until their arm gets tired and they fill a take out container. I'm pretty sure they don't own a scale, as it makes many meals. However, I found out this winter they doubled the price. Still a good treat. But really, I need to cook my own BBQ pork butts now that the weather is getting warm again.
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I will surprise myself, now that I think about it, I haven't bought a rotisserie chicken from the grocer's deli in a very long time. This use to be a regular standby on grocery shopping day or mid week or anytime I was feeling too tired / lazy to cook dinner. Hmmm, this might have to make the list.
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My favorite Mexaraunt only serves its beef tacos in a hard shell (I want soft) and the beef is ground (I want strips).

The way I get around this is to order the beef fajitas with soft corn tortillas. This meal comes with salsa fresco and guacamole'.

When I get it home I add my own sour cream, shredded cabbage and lime and my own side of pickled jalaps.

Does anyone else work around a take out menu in this way?
How could I forget?!

A squeeze of lime. Oh yeah!!
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