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Thu May 23, 2024 10:52 pm

I love cornell chicken, firehouse chicken...when I make it. Usually the actual firehouse chicken dinners are way overcooked.

When texas starts complaining about meat prices, things must really be bad...I quite imagine the price of raw meat here is double what you guys pay down there.

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Fri May 24, 2024 5:30 am

I got the St. Louis trimmed spare ribs. $1.67/#. Seems like I’ve been seeing more deals on meat lately. $4.77/# for choice beef T-bone steaks a week or two ago. Kroger had choice whole beef brisket at $2.99/#.

Harder to find deals on produce so it’s been nice to be able to eat out of the garden. I usually swing through the produce section of the market to see where prices are going.
Zone 9b, located in the Columbia bottomlands, annual rainfall 46”

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Fri May 24, 2024 6:15 am

karstopography wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 5:30 am I got the St. Louis trimmed spare ribs. $1.67/#. Seems like I’ve been seeing more deals on meat lately. $4.77/# for choice beef T-bone steaks a week or two ago. Kroger had choice whole beef brisket at $2.99/#.

Harder to find deals on produce so it’s been nice to be able to eat out of the garden. I usually swing through the produce section of the market to see where prices are going.
Your St Louis ribs are a dollar less than ours on sale here.
This seems to be a constant between prices.

HEB basically has no competition here in Bastrop.
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Fri May 24, 2024 8:21 am

I got so disgusted at the price of food especially meat in the store I lost interest in buying anything.
Totally depressed walking out.
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Fri May 24, 2024 9:09 am

worth1 wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 8:21 am I got so disgusted at the price of food especially meat in the store I lost interest in buying anything.
Totally depressed walking out.
Surprised that Bastrop doesn’t have a competitor to H-E-B.

I’ve been ranging further afield from H-E-B lately. Kroger has been lower priced on some meat like whole brisket than H-E-B recently.

I’ve even gotten non-perishable stuff off the web when that is cheaper than our local stores are offering.
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Fri May 24, 2024 9:35 am

karstopography wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 9:09 am
worth1 wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 8:21 am I got so disgusted at the price of food especially meat in the store I lost interest in buying anything.
Totally depressed walking out.
Surprised that Bastrop doesn’t have a competitor to H-E-B.

I’ve been ranging further afield from H-E-B lately. Kroger has been lower priced on some meat like whole brisket than H-E-B recently.

I’ve even gotten non-perishable stuff off the web when that is cheaper than our local stores are offering.
Walmart, like that's gonna happen.

A gallon of wine at HEB out close to Dripping Springs is less than it is at the HEB in Bastrop.
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Fri May 24, 2024 3:37 pm

I saw a woman in HEB yesterday that must have had well over a thousand corn tortillas in her shopping cart.
The regular sized cart was completely stacked from the lower hold to the upper deck with tortillas.

The auxiliary baskets front and back were full as well.
Must be one devil of a party going on somewhere.

I've never seen so many corn tortillas in one shopping cart in my life.
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Fri May 24, 2024 7:03 pm

Pigeon peas - anyone cook with them?

I was gifted about 10 pounds of dried whole ones, and I am looking for recipes. It looks like they are usually combined with rice, and then it takes off from there. From what I've briefly seen, some recipes are tomato based, others use coconut milk.

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Fri May 24, 2024 9:08 pm

I can't recall ever eating them.
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Fri May 24, 2024 9:46 pm

I got pigeon peas one time at an Indian market, but wasn't impressed with them, so I never got them again. They were the whole version of the toor dal - the split and hulled version. The hull was very thick, compared to most, and no great flavor (though what makes the toor dal useful is that neutral flavor, and it's all what goes with them!), which is probably why I didn't buy them again. I have seen recipes for them, but the split and hulled version is used much more extensively in Southern India, and those hulls are probably used for animals. But maybe the ones you got are a different variety, and have a different flavor.
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Sat May 25, 2024 12:15 am

kingsford st louis style pork sparefibs in bbq suace. 36.8oz $14.99 | $6.52/lb
That what you mean?

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Sun Jun 09, 2024 9:33 am

I've recently been making my own bread crumbs.
The reason is the ones in the store are garbage.
The panko bread crumbs and the regular ones.
My first try so I need to trim the crust off and not use the heel.
Trying for a more white bread crumb than the store bought ones because they brown too fast.
I'm using my grater to do it.

Lord only knows I have enough old bread laying around. :lol:
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Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:39 pm

Has anyone used pork panko yet?
They have it at the store but I can make it for less money at home.
I'll have to go by the Mexican market and check their prices as well.
They sell it in big slabs and I think it was pretty cheap.
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Thu Jun 13, 2024 5:27 pm

I dropped my favorite glass bottle of salsa it bounced once came back down and the bottom popped off.
It was the HEB Pasilla salsa. :cry:
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Thu Jun 13, 2024 11:07 pm

Oh my, what a mess!

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Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:31 am

No real mess.
I just set some tortilla chips out and the next morning everything was cleaned up and a 50 cent tip was on the floor.
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Fri Jun 14, 2024 7:06 am

We had the best shrimp stir-fry yesterday. No recipe was followed. Everything was done by feel and what seemed right. I microplaned a little fresh ginger into the oil. Nothing was measured or weighed or was a recipe consulted. I chopped up about 1/2 a seeded and dried garden cayenne pepper and put that into the oil. Minced some garden garlic, chopped up some scallions, chopped up a red bell pepper from the garden, sliced up a package of beautiful young button mushrooms. A couple glugs of soy sauce, a dash or two of toasted sesame oil. The peeled and deveined gulf shrimp, great ingredients that led to a great meal.

No one flavor dominated. It was a heavenly marriage of flavors. The seasoning was perfect with just enough heat to make it interesting. My wife and I both said we could not have found anything so delicious and fresh tasting in a restaurant. Served it over true imported Jasmine rice, good grief it was great.
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Fri Jun 14, 2024 3:19 pm

Revisiting the pork panko.
I picked up 5 bags of pork rinds for 1.98 cents.
Each one is 5 ounces.
If I use 4 of them making 20 ounces of pork panko it'll cost about the same as 12 ounces of the store bought stuff at 7 something a jar.
I already have a cleaned out pickle jar waiting to receive the panko.
That is if I don't eat the things with hot sauce.
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Fri Jun 14, 2024 3:44 pm

Well hoot I'm eating a bag of them with hot sauce and ice cold Bush poverty beer with a dash of lime.
14 dollars an 18 pack.
Pork rinds have always been my snack food of choice literally all my life.
Who would have thought after all these years later they're one of the more healthy choices.
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Fri Jun 14, 2024 5:55 pm

Wait another decade they'll be bad again. I didn't even know they turned good.

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