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Old 08-29-2015, 02:01 AM   #23911
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Is that the closest "big town" to you now? More importantly, do they have a Costco?
Yes, the biggest town, about 45 minutes away. No Costco, but there is one in Fort Collins, CO 2 hours away.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:53 AM   #23912
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We have Costco but I'd really be lost if we didn't have Trader Joe's. They are only 4 miles from here. Hoping they open another one closer. They are always busy. Even with the large parking lot, it's hard to find a parking space, sometimes you have to wait. They have the best selection of cheese at very reasonable prices.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:04 PM   #23913
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We have Costco but I'd really be lost if we didn't have Trader Joe's. They are only 4 miles from here. Hoping they open another one closer. They are always busy. Even with the large parking lot, it's hard to find a parking space, sometimes you have to wait. They have the best selection of cheese at very reasonable prices.
I recently lived in Missoula, MT and they have a Costco...I grew very dependent on being able to shop whenever I wanted. Now I have to plan...

Haven't been to a Trader Joe's.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:14 PM   #23914
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We live 45-60 minutes away from EVERYTHING!
Well, there is a small local grocery store 6 miles down the road, but that's it and they don't have much, just basics. I only shop there for things that I've run out of and need now.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:55 PM   #23915
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We have Costco but I'd really be lost if we didn't have Trader Joe's. They are only 4 miles from here. Hoping they open another one closer...
Oh my, they are FOUR miles from you? You poor dear. How can you live knowing you have to drive that far? Seriously, our nearest TJ's is 25 miles away. Whenif we move back to OH, we'll probably be at least 10 miles further from the nearest one. Just found out, however, that Costco is closer than I thought - 51 miles. Himself and I might have to do a scouting mission.

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We live 45-60 minutes away from EVERYTHING!...
But I bet you have wonderful natural beauty right outside your door.

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I'm having a pre-grocery shopping snack before I head out the door. One quick run into the near store (4 miles), then run up the highway to my main store (5.5 miles), then home again (8 miles). I'll probably spend more time in the car than in the stores! Where I'll once again probably waste time instead of doing important things.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:44 PM   #23916
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Well, this was interesting. I preheated my little cast iron skillet, put in some avocado oil, and laid in my nice piece of s&ped ribeye.

Next thing I know, Fooommm! Flames shooting skyward! Wholy buckets, first time I've ever flambeed a ribeye! Thankfully I already had a bunch of potholders out, and was able to grab a lid to smother the flames. Then I noticed my potholder was on fire. That went into the sink.

Thankfully, DH, who spends his weekends napping and watching sports upstairs, missed the whole thing.

The ribeye was a perfect medium rare, with a REALLY nice crust.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:00 PM   #23917
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Wow, crazy! Glad everything is OK. I wonder why that happened.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:07 PM   #23918
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Wow, crazy! Glad everything is OK. I wonder why that happened.
Scary stuff Dawg. I wonder if you didn't preheat that skillet a bit too much.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:12 PM   #23919
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Well, this was interesting. I preheated my little cast iron skillet, put in some avocado oil, and laid in my nice piece of s&ped ribeye.

Next thing I know, Fooommm! Flames shooting skyward! Wholy buckets, first time I've ever flambeed a ribeye! Thankfully I already had a bunch of potholders out, and was able to grab a lid to smother the flames. Then I noticed my potholder was on fire. That went into the sink.

Thankfully, DH, who spends his weekends napping and watching sports upstairs, missed the whole thing.

The ribeye was a perfect medium rare, with a REALLY nice crust.
I bet! I'm glad you ended up with a great rib eye, and only a potholder was harmed. Scary, though!
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:55 PM   #23920
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Yes, it was quite the surprise! I usually heat the CI pan on medium high, then cook the steaks.

Never thought my glass top range had it in her! I'm actually sort of proud of her!
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