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    Wednesday, March 11, 2009  
    Trader Ming's Kung Pao
    From Trader Joe's... In a take out box package. You dump the precooked noodles back into the box and separate them and then pour on the sauce before microwaving for two minutes.

    Vegan. Tasty. But really lacked the veggie chunks or tofu to make it outstanding. For the amount of effort required, not really worth it. Go out and order extra Thai food and bring the leftovers.

    They claim two servings per container. But only if you ate it as a side. So 520 calories and 1180 mg sodium (50% daily recommended).


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    Sunday, January 11, 2009  
    Chicken fried?
    Found on the web to help determine the difference between chicken friend and country fried steak...

    Chicken-Fried: Deep-fried, but no bacon grease is used
    Country-Fried: Pan-fried, with bacon grease

    Though chicken fried always comes with cream gravy, (instead of cream or brown with country-fried) as well as it being crispier, I think I'd miss it not being fried in bacon grease; it might change the flavour too much.

    The dividing line is roughly at the Mississippi river, not middle TN. Country is in the east, chicken is in the west.


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    Sunday, March 02, 2008  
    Links: San Diego food sanity?
    Sign on San Diego Inspections/

    It lets you look up the latest inspection reports for places by name, address, or zipcode. Pretty interesting reading.


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    Saturday, July 21, 2007  
    Spam painting

    Uncle Ken painted a Can of Spam for me to celebrate the 2007 Del Mar Fair Spam Contest victory. Thanks!


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    Sunday, June 24, 2007  
    Today I won a blue ribbon at the Del Mar Fair. My soft spring rolls with spam won the appetizer category in the One Day Contest for Spam. I took second overall. Yah me!


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    Saturday, April 07, 2007  
    Food: Ginger chicken
    The bar-b-que grill continues to get some use. I think we need to try some fish on it next. Salmon!

    Tonight we made ginger chicken with a mild kick. Mostly from a recipe...

    3/4 cup brown sugar
    4 tbsp chili/garlic sauce (rooster sauce)
    1/4 cup vinegar
    1/3 cup soy sauce

    20 minutes on the grill.


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    Monday, February 26, 2007  
    Food: In and Out
    Because I'm always wondering about locations: In and Out


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    Saturday, February 03, 2007  
    Food: Crab wontons
    I'm making the crab wontons from Sam the Cooking Guy's web page as a trial run before making mushroom wontons (vegetarian dish required) for a superbowl party. The mix (cream cheese, crab from a can, green onion, and some hotsauce) is good (on bread.) In another couple of minutes, the wontons will come out of the oven. The goop spilled out a bit (I need to improve my sealing technique.)

    I hope they will microwave (or taste OK cold.)

    The alternate dish is spring rolls. We know these are good.

    First taste... the crust is a little crispier than if it were fried. The soft inside is a little spicy hot. Not sure how that happened as the spread on bread wasn't firey. I think I need to find a way to make the shell less crispy -- I wonder if the no-stick spray would do that, or if they were slightly overbaked. Yummy.

    Update: For the party, I made these with sauted mushrooms instead of crab meat. And sprayed them with non-stick before baking. Good... But the crab was better.


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