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re: How much time do you get off for Christmas and New Years? - Nuts
Just Christmas and New Years Day, but I do get to "work from home" all next week....
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re: Gumbo Troubleshooting - Nuts
I guess the best way to describe it is that when I combine the roux and stock, they separate. Imagine oil and water in the same pot; it's the same idea just with the roux and the stock. [quote]Are you adding the stock slowly while mixing or all at once? [/quote] I've tried adding hot roux by...
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re: Gumbo Troubleshooting - Nuts
[quote] Does the roux layer out in your broth? Or are you saying the vegetables don't break down?[/quote] The roux layers out. No issue with the vegetables breaking down....
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re: Gumbo Troubleshooting - Nuts
[quote]You need to let your roux cool down more before adding to the stock, or else the oil and flour in the roux will separate and not mix well.[/quote] Perfect, this makes sense; thanks for the tip. Will try it next time....
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re: Gumbo Troubleshooting - Nuts
[quote]Dissolve?[/quote] Prudhomme's term taken from the recipe, not mine. The roux and stock never seem to incorporate. This makes sense since the roux is oil and the stock is water, but whenever I do it there seems to be a pretty severe separation between the roux and the stock; they don't w...
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Gumbo Troubleshooting - Nuts
I've been making a chicken and andouille gumbo for years now and I have always had the same problem. I follow Paul Prudhomme's recipe pretty much to a T and get my roux to a nice reddish, dark brown/black color. While the gumbo comes out fantastic and the flavor is always on point, I can never ...
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re: Buying Furniture from Rooms To Go in BR... - Nuts
Bought a bed from there a few years ago. Decent quality, still looks good and it wasn't expensive. Don't remember how much I paid for delivery, but they showed up when they said they would and put it together in less than five minutes. Wasn't a bad experience at all, and the bed is holding up...
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re: Favorite Ginger Beers - Nuts
I know it's not a ginger beer, but Blenheim's pink cap has a very nice spice to it and pairs extremely well with Buffalo Trace bourbon. Add a lime and to it and you've got yourself a hell of a cocktail. ...
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re: San Antonio Riverwalk for solo traveler - Nuts
Esquire Tavern. ...
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re: Best (easiest to use) weather app? - Nuts
[quote]Just for a radar nothing beats RAINDAR.[/quote] Truth...
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re: Which Gravy is the Best Gravy? - Nuts
Dark pork roast gravy with plenty of onion over rice and peas....
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re: Which was your favorite encyclopedia, and why? - Nuts
[quote]B. World Book [/quote] This is what we had in school growing up...
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re: Looking for Savannah, Ga food recs - Nuts
[quote]Not in your price range but the Grey is one of the best new restaurants inthe country.[/quote] Wholeheartedly agree with this. Completely worth it. I got a broiled bone in veal steak the size of my head that was caramelized with maple syrup and it was one of the best pieces of meat I...
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re: NYC Time Square Restaurant Recs - Nuts
TGI Fridays is the only answer....
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re: Meatball Recipe? - Nuts
The best advice I've ever received concerning meatballs is to add way more bread crumbs than you think are necessary. Like way more -- almost equal parts meat to bread (volume-wise). Don't be lazy with them, either. You don't want to buy store-bought bread crumbs, use day old french bread or othe...
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re: Ways to meet new friends? - Nuts
[quote]Im going to do intramurals. I can make small talk, i like drinking too. [/quote] You'll probably meet one or two people through intramurals you connect with. Get drinks with them after games. You'll be fine....
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re: Hotels in Paris? - Nuts
[quote]we did airbnb back in may and it worked out extremely well. [/quote] This. So many places to choose from in any arrondissement....
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re: Go to store bought biscuits - Nuts
[quote]If hosting a big crowd, these things are money. [/quote]They also sell frozen ones. They do in a pinch for sure, and always taste fresh and fluffy....
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re: Olive oil - What's in your pantry? - Nuts
I use a [link=(http://clatl.com/atlanta/san-giuliano-freshly-crushed-unfiltered-extra-virgin-olive-oil/Content?oid=2525573)]raw, unfiltered[/link] olive oil. I buy it at the same place mentioned in the article -- $15 or so for a liter....
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re: Restaurant Recs Needed Relatively Close To Turner Field In Atl - Nuts
[quote]How is Ray's Downtown ?[/quote] This is part of Ray's Restaurant Group, so it should be pretty fantastic. They've been in the Atlanta restaurant scene since the early eighties. The group itself has a great reputation, especially their Ray's on the River location, although I've not been to ...
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