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Old 12-30-2018, 10:24 PM
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I'm a big old dummy. I made some black bean and sausage soup in my slow cooker today. The problem is that it called for about half of a package of sausage. So I cooked up the part that was supposed to go in the soup, but I didn't know what to do with the rest. I already had the pan there, with sausage grease in it, so I cooked it and ate it. Now my soup is finished, but I already filled up on sausage.
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:51 PM
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Well, the soup should be able to keep for at least a few days, right?
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:28 AM
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That was already the plan, but this was the first time I've made this soup and I was looking forward to trying it out. Now that has to wait until tomorrow. The couple of spoonfuls I had while putting out in containers was fine.

I should have saved that sausage for breakfast.
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:41 AM
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I got a taiyaki maker for christmas

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Old 01-01-2019, 01:00 AM
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Taiyaki is such a delightfully silly confectionery
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:04 PM
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I’m furious the Instant Pot makes better rice than my expensive Asian rice cooker
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Like anything with a modicum of mainstream popularity, my reaction to the Instant Pot was initially dismissive. “I know how to cook,” I convinced myself, “I don’t need no novelty gimmicks to make good food.” Nevertheless, I bought one for work. Skepticism still coursed through my veins. But after just one batch of fork-tender pot roast in 45 minutes, the rest, as they say, was happily ever after.

Still, there was one threshold I refused to allow the Instant Pot to cross. It involved my trusted rice cooker—an extremely Asian rice cooker—a futuristic appliance you’d mock me for owning if you knew how much I paid for it. (It plays a song when it’s done cooking!) Rice was the last frontier, and I wasn’t about to allow this $70 Instant Pot to usurp my [grumble grumble]-dollar Zojirushi from Outer Space.

Well, what do you know.

This stupid $70 appliance invented in Canada makes the superior rice.

Better. And quicker.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:48 AM
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I got a taiyaki maker for christmas
Yay, taiyaki! We got one of those makers a few years ago after falling in love with them in Japan, although it's pretty rare that we bust it out. I find it's really hard to keep the filling from exploding out through the pastry shell. Still, they're fun and tasty.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:01 PM
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I am amused with the recent fascination with "instant pots" as if they just appeared? Maybe they've become cheaper and more accessible lately, but we've been nominally using self-contained pressure cookers for decades.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:20 PM
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:25 PM
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Is this yet another "tag yourself" situation?
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:17 PM
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This place named it's pies after family events.
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