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    There's a good probability we'll go out to a restaurant tonight (on Friday night - sheesh, could I possibly be more part of the herd?). The question is where?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    We're going to a BD's Mongolian BBQ tonight.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    We're going to a BD's Mongolian BBQ tonight.
    That sounds yummy. I think we'll do that too. You always seem to come up with the best choices on the first try (at least you hit a bullseye with breakfast for dinner last week).
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I'm making enchiladas for dinner before we go see Rodney Carrington…

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    Tonight we're having slow-cooker pot roast, mashed potatoes, and waldorf salad. In deference to Mr Northern CA, I am using walnuts in the salad rather than the preferred pecans. Also, no raisins.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Tonight we're having slow-cooker pot roast, mashed potatoes, and waldorf salad. In deference to Mr Northern CA, I am using walnuts in the salad rather than the preferred pecans. Also, no raisins.
    Yeah, raisins are a SoCal thing.
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    No banana in the waldorf salad...my mom had banana in her waldorf.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    No banana in the waldorf salad...my mom had banana in her waldorf.
    You didn't say anything about bananas. We don't do bananas in waldorf in the south... in a stretch, grapes, but not bananas...

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    Marinated pork tenderloin and homemade mac 'n cheese. RT will be happy when she gets home.
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    We went to Trader Joe's over the weekend for the first time in years. I bought "authentic" English bangers and tonight we're having them. Mrs. Me is making Bangers and Mash!
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    Because Junior has done so well lately with his schoolwork we're going to let him pick where we go out to dinner tonight.

    I'm guessing he'll pick "Old Country Buffet" (because he just loves that authentic Old World dining experience they offer).
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Because Junior has done so well lately with his schoolwork we're going to let him pick where we go out to dinner tonight.

    I'm guessing he'll pick "Old Country Buffet" (because he just loves that authentic Old World dining experience they offer).
    No Chuck E. Cheese in your area?
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    No Chuck E. Cheese in your area?
    Certainly, but Charles Emerson Cheese's dining establishments do not offer unlimited refills on Slurpees as is the case with Olde Country Buffet (which I think everyone can agree is a hallmark of all genuinely fine dining experiences)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Certainly, but Charles Emerson Cheese's dining establishments do not offer unlimited refills on Slurpees as is the case with Olde Country Buffet (which I think everyone can agree is a hallmark of all genuinely fine dining experiences)
    Do you secretly live in Utah, or is your part of Michigan just full of my kind of people?!?
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Do you secretly live in Utah, or is your part of Michigan just full of my kind of people?!?
    If by "my kind of people" you mean tacky, lowbrow, uncultured, proletariat rabble....then I suppose so.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If by "my kind of people" you mean tacky, lowbrow, uncultured, proletariat rabble....then I suppose so.
    The longer I've been away from that part of Michigan, the more convinced I am that it's so.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If by "my kind of people" you mean tacky, lowbrow, uncultured, proletariat rabble....then I suppose so.
    Hey I thought it was my corner of Michigan that had 'those people'! LOL
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    Rigatoni with Spicy Calabrese-Style Pork Ragù

    ZG is making this tonight. And the house smells great!!!

    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/20...tyle-pork-ragu

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    ZG is making this tonight. And the house smells great!!!

    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/20...tyle-pork-ragu
    It was good, but the simmering for four hours....

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    Roasted prime rib tomorrow night (severe storms forecast for tomorrow afternoon and evening) and barbecued pulled pork in the slow cooker on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Roasted prime rib tomorrow night (severe storms forecast for tomorrow afternoon and evening) and barbecued pulled pork in the slow cooker on Sunday.
    Menu reversed because I found freshly baked Texas toast at Publix this morning.

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    I cooked a mixture of ground beef, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, and special spices this morning. Spaghetti with sides of fresh bread and salad tonight. Enough of the meat sauce will be leftover to make a lasagna for next weekend (even though ZG and her son hate my lasagna). Only need to get the mozzarella and ricotta cheeses.

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    We're only snacking/grazing for dinner tonight. A big lunch will bring on that condition.

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    Tri-tip

    The last time ZG bought a tri-tip, it was not one big chuck of meat. Rather, it was cut into steaks. We liked them. I bought some over the weekend and we're having them again tonight in a marinade.

    I like me some tri-tip.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    The last time ZG bought a tri-tip, it was not one big chuck of meat. Rather, it was cut into steaks. We liked them. I bought some over the weekend and we're having them again tonight in a marinade.

    I like me some tri-tip.
    Living in the unofficial home of tri-tip I say nice choice. When I first moved out here to CA we tried SM Style BBQ, while mighty tasty it was more like grilled steaks and less like BBQ The only problem was we had no idea what we were supposed to do with all the accoutrements (beans, salsa, garlic bread and relish tray). I have a problem when I don't know what or how I am supposed to eat a food, Indian food is a good example of this. I don't know what goes with what so I pile it on my plate and eat it all together like some slack-jawed yokel.

    Back to the topic, tonight was left over chocolate banana pancakes from yesterday. Tomorrow is an attempt at grilled pork chops and peaches, AIB http://chelseawinter.co.nz/pork-chop...-garlic-sauce/

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