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Maureen Errant
14-06-03, 14:41
I'm sitting here all alone, and considering I'm a cook, I think alot about food. Working with Annacia has exposed me to a lot of diverse ethnic dishes, from Mexican to Moroccan. My fav to eat is Chinese. My fav to cook is Italian. I make a pretty mean Lasagna. And would you guys rather cook or eat out? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Kaminari
14-06-03, 15:47
To be honest, I wish I could cook - really. Sometime I will, I swear (a wishful promise I'm afraid), but I already forsee the mess in the kitchen before I succeed in cooking anything edible!

For the time being, I have to resort on canned food or - better - Japanese restaurants (my favorites). I love to spend hours eating out with a few friends at various places. I fluently eat Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, Italian, Ukrainian, Morrocan... I tried English Marmite once and, for the record, I nearly passed out :D ;)

Maureen Errant
14-06-03, 17:08
Morning Kam http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif At least it's morning here. I've heard of marmite. Never tasted it though. And after your reaction I don't think I'll ever get up the courage to actually try it. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Do try cooking though. All the best cooks leave one heck of a mess behind them. Just remember to have fun and don't be afraid to improvise. I'll be waiting to hear your postings on your successes, and comisserate with you on your flops.

Kaminari
14-06-03, 23:33
Originally posted by Maureen Errant:
I'll be waiting to hear your postings on your successes, and comisserate with you on your flops.Maureen, I feel truely blessed with your compassion. I will wipe away my tears of joy and get to work as soon as possible! I'll gladly report my progress here - providing that I don't depart this life because of self-poisoning.

b1dc
14-06-03, 23:38
Marmite is the food of Kings you know ;) Most people make the mistake of spreading it too thickly, which even a hardened Marmite fiend like me would admit is just way too much - thinly does it now! :cool:

Kaminari
15-06-03, 00:09
Originally posted by Ash:
thinly does it now! :cool: But that's what I did - before I rushed at the faucet! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif :D

b1dc
15-06-03, 00:21
Altogether now......MMMMMMMM! :D

http://www.horsebrass.com/belmont_station/marmite.gif

Annacia
15-06-03, 00:26
Kam, you couldn't go wrong listening to Maurri when it comes to cooking. That's why she gets the big bucks. ;)

Kaminari
15-06-03, 00:31
Ash, no!

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b1dc
15-06-03, 00:37
hehe - sure? :D

Oh, and in answer to Maureens question - i usually prefer to cook rather than eat out http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Annacia
15-06-03, 00:38
That stuff must be awful (is it as bad as dill? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif )

b1dc
15-06-03, 00:40
Originally posted by Annacia:
That stuff must be awful (is it as bad as dill? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif )Noooo, it's gorgeous! In fact, all this talk of it is making me want some......except i havn't got any in the house right now :( Damm!

Maureen Errant
15-06-03, 01:31
Kam, here's a tip: Most women, find it really sexy when a man cooks them dinner. Just thought you might like to know. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Isabella
15-06-03, 01:34
Maureen, You are right. A man that can cook automatically gets a raise on their potential for relationship meter. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Kaminari
15-06-03, 01:44
A tip that will be well treasured! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Wow, 90 people online. Seems like the night is just beginning on your side of the Atlantic http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Annacia
15-06-03, 03:57
My friends are right Kam. Any man who will take the time and make the effort to prepare a meal for a lady will (from scratch, not take out!) will rate high marks. It doesn't even need to be perfect, the fact that he did it just for HER is what matters! ;)

scoobyjo19
15-06-03, 04:02
I agree Annacia. A guy making food give high ratings. But if the food is actually good there are really high points. Well then again... if it bad the he would get high points for making all off the effort. Ok im confussing myself again so I better shut up now. :D
Gone crazy, be back in five minutes!

Annacia
15-06-03, 04:44
Ash, what IS it? Like a jam maybe?

Annacia
15-06-03, 05:03
Scooby, you are right. Very good is very nice, but even if not great, and the effort to please (and care for) is made he's irrestible. Even juice (or coffee or tea - her preference) and toast brought to you on Sun morning after a romantic night or any night, will go a long, long way.

claireandchris
15-06-03, 15:41
Just doing a bit of bragging here, but my man cooks for me every night! (however he is a chef!)

And marmite, masquerades as a jam as you do spread it on toast, but it is savory and not sweet. A bit like bovril (have you ever tried that?) but it is yeast extract rather than beef and therefore ok for veggies. People either love it or they hate it! I think that it makes a great hangover cure!

Annacia
15-06-03, 15:46
Bovril on toast?????

oh dear (I think it must be even worse than dill then.

The mushie recipe is fantastic! thank you (amd your guy). I used crimini mushies and it turned out wonderful. Smooch!

claireandchris
15-06-03, 15:56
Mwah, Glad it worked out ok! It is a yummy recipie. BTW what are crimini mushies? am curious! Could send more veggie recipies if you want, could make it a feature in your restaurant. Like 'veggie recipie provided by tomb raider over the pond' (or some other catchy title!!!)LOL

Kaminari
15-06-03, 18:57
Originally posted by Annacia:
oh dear (I think it must be even worse than dill then.Told you!

b1dc
15-06-03, 21:24
I'd just like to say......

<subliminal image>
http://www.horsebrass.com/belmont_station/marmite.gif </subliminal image>

..everybody get that OK? ;)

This post was sponsored by the Marmite Marketing Association

Annacia
15-06-03, 21:56
jacker, crimini are the nice little brown ones. They are suppost to be Italian but they just look like brown button mushies to me (taste pretty much the same too).

Don't need any more recipes at the moment. I have somewhere between 200 & 250 cook books! This one will be made again! and once again Thank You.

Annacia
15-06-03, 22:00
Kam, o.k. you win! I just like to give things a chance before I say http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif but I think I have enough info now to choose not to go any farther with this one!

How was your Sat. night?

Annacia
15-06-03, 22:06
Ash, well, I'm glad the company has such a staunch supporter. I think maybe it's something you have to grow up with though. Marmite fans every where will cheer you on. Stand by what you like and don't pay any attention to the rest of us.

(bovril on toast? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif )

b1dc
16-06-03, 02:59
Originally posted by Annacia:
Stand by what you like and don't pay any attention to the rest of us.
OK then ;)

Annacia
16-06-03, 03:02
Ash, anything else that you like that would be considered controversible?

Annacia
16-06-03, 03:10
I should add to the above post that I am talking about food!! (o.k. guys?)

Kaminari
16-06-03, 17:08
Hi Annacia http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Originally posted by Annacia:
Kam, o.k. you win! I just like to give things a chance before I say http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif but I think I have enough info now to choose not to go any farther with this one!http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

I really wish you could taste it - once in your life will be more than enough! I still remember the day when a friend of mine came back from Oxford and held a really tiny Marmite pot out to me - with a sly smile on his face. "Just a knob" he said. I can't remember a thing after that, except I rushed straight to the kitchen!

The Saturday night was nice but busy - eating out with a few friends then coming back late to entertain you all http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Isabella
16-06-03, 17:14
Kaminari, Your entertainment is always entertaining. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif ;)

Maureen Errant
16-06-03, 17:19
And I had to miss all of the fun. DRAT!! :mad: I need to get a land line. I will repeat this over and over until it happens. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Isabella
16-06-03, 17:24
Maureen, What is a land line? :confused: I think Annacia has the computer when all the fun is being had. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Maureen Errant
16-06-03, 17:34
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Isabella:
[QB]Maureen, What is a land line? :confused: I think Annacia has the computer when all the fun is being had. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

How true, how true. She does have all the fun. A land line is a fixed-to-your-house line. Right now I have a cell phone. (way to expensive to play with the time on it). I live WAY up the side of a mountain, and I'm going to call my telephone company (today as a matter of fact), to find out how much it's going to cost to get a line put up here. Then I can take my 'puter home and play whenever I want. Not just when I'm at work. HMMMM.... I just realized, how many people get to play when they are supposed to be working? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

Isabella
16-06-03, 17:37
Not too many, you are one of the lucky ones.

Annacia
16-06-03, 18:18
You're right Isabella!!!!

Think I'll start haveing her pay ME!!!

Kaminari
16-06-03, 18:19
Originally posted by Isabella:
Kaminari, Your entertainment is always entertaining. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif ;) Thanks, Bella! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/music2.gif

Kaminari
16-06-03, 18:23
You girls seem to me equally lucky :D

Nice to have you both around. Don't forget the customers, though http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Celli
16-06-03, 18:32
Going back to the original question, I like to eat out. Probably has something to do with the fact that I'm 17 and don't know how to cook! LMAO! I can make Ramen noodles, French Pizza, Macaroni & Cheese :D , and I can fry bacon. There's the extent of my cooking skills. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

I love Chinese food though! :D Mmmmm.....Crab Rangoon.... Mexican food is good too (the original kind, not Taco Bell but the Bell is good too though ;) ).

I want to try Spanish food, I've heard that Paella is really good. Or is that South American food? lol Oh well, I just want to eat it, that's all I know! ;)

Italian food is alright. I don't eat enough of it to know for sure whether I like it or not. Stromboli is good though! ;) And if Chicken Piccata is Italian, then I love Italian food! :D

Maureen Errant
16-06-03, 18:51
Nice answer Celli, but, as I mentioned to Kam there's nothing like cooking and improvising. Not too sure about your gender. We had an on line fight going here last week over this very issue, so I thought I'd ask before a stomped on your toes. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Kaminari
16-06-03, 18:53
Lamen noodles, yum yum yum!

French pizza!? What's this? Never heard of it - really! Please explain, you got me curious :D

Celli
16-06-03, 18:54
I'm a guy, so that could probably explain why I can't cook. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

If I actually knew how to cook, then I would prefer staying home over going out to eat. I think my friends would be better off going to a nice restaurant to eat instead of biting into something I made and having a whole lot of dough explode in their face. lol I can see it now..... lol

Kaminari
16-06-03, 18:55
Maureen is right, I want to improvise a French pizza ;)

Celli
16-06-03, 18:58
Originally posted by Kaminari:
Lamen noodles, yum yum yum!

French pizza!? What's this? Never heard of it - really! Please explain, you got me curious :D I realized I left out a word now. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif Should have been French Bread pizza. Does that make sense now? lol

Anyone eat Polish food? I'm 50% Polish, and I cannot stand Polish food! lol I'll have the occasional pierogi (Mmmmm!) or the pazckis around Lent, but that's it! No sauerkraut or Polish sausage for me thank you! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Maureen Errant
16-06-03, 18:59
Enjoy, enjoy, and remember: Don't post with your mouth full. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Celli
16-06-03, 19:05
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

That reminds me of a Spanish Proverb my AP Spanish teacher drilled into us this year. "A closed mouth gathers no flies"

I think I have a new version now, "A closed mouth gathers no bad food cooked by me!" :D

Kaminari
17-06-03, 00:32
Originally posted by Maureen Errant:
Enjoy, enjoy, and remember: Don't post with your mouth full. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif Mmmmm-mm-mmmm http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

*glurp* :confused:

*cough* http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif *cough http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

Annacia
17-06-03, 03:15
Well then, how would you feel about:

Side of chicken marinated in lemon and rosemary.

Oven browned potatoes

fresh homemade biscuits with honey butter

Green beans with lemon butter and almonds

Pineapple cheesecake

????????????????????????????????????????????????

Celli
17-06-03, 03:18
All except for the last two sound good! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Pineapple cheesecake? Seriously?!?

Annacia
17-06-03, 03:24
OH yeah! It's on a coconut shortbread base and has a coconut mousse topping. Super YUMMMM

Draco
17-06-03, 04:04
Originally posted by Annacia:
OH yeah! It's on a coconut shortbread base and has a coconut mousse topping. Super YUMMMMWanna share the fork? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/love1.gif

Maureen Errant
17-06-03, 21:08
Originally posted by Kaminari:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Maureen Errant:
Enjoy, enjoy, and remember: Don't post with your mouth full. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif Mmmmm-mm-mmmm http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

*glurp* :confused:

*cough* http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif *cough http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif </font>[/QUOTE]Good thing I know the Heimlich http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif Manoever.....HE....HE...
Too bad I can't spell though..... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Annacia
17-06-03, 22:44
Originally posted by Draco:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Annacia:
OH yeah! It's on a coconut shortbread base and has a coconut mousse topping. Super YUMMMMWanna share the fork? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/love1.gif </font>[/QUOTE]I'll share anything with you http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/love1.gif