Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Have a favorite recipe that's always a hit with family and friends? Share it with us!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old December 23, 2017   #5251
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 35,426
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SueCT View Post
Hmmm, mine came with a clamp. The top of the clamp fits in that hole in the side and the bottom obviously goes under the counter top. Just the right size so I don't need to put it on top of the cutting board. Maybe you can get a replacement clamp that fits from the manufacturer?
I think maybe the clamp that came with it wont open up far enough.
I have this problem with everything like this I have that clamps to something.
Now that I think of it, it is an easy fix.
Cut the thing and thread both ends of the cut and use a coupling in between.
Or make a longer one, easy enough done.
Worth.
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
I kill my lobster with a 30-06.
But of course I live in Texas and the dam things are huge.
Worth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23, 2017   #5252
bower
Tomatovillian™
 
bower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 5,819
Default

I made pasta once without a pasta maker. Suffice to say, I can see the machine is well worth it.. but fresh pasta is a delight. Would love to have these gadgets to play with.
bower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23, 2017   #5253
SueCT
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,103
Default

Is it not wide enough even without the cutting board underneath? If you want to protect the counter you could put damp folded kitchen towel underneath. A dry one might slide. I also have a gripper pads that I use under my scroll saw and under throw carpets to keep them from sliding and cutting off a small piece of something like that would protect the counter and make it very resistant to slipping.
SueCT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 23, 2017   #5254
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 35,426
Default

My table and my counter is too thick by about an 1/8 of an inch.
Just enough to tick a person off.
Worth
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
I kill my lobster with a 30-06.
But of course I live in Texas and the dam things are huge.
Worth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23, 2017   #5255
SueCT
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,103
Default

Oh boy, that would tick me off, too, lol!
SueCT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 23, 2017   #5256
Rajun Gardener
Tomatovillian™
 
Rajun Gardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lafayette La
Posts: 1,963
Default

I have granite and the clamp throat isn't wide enough to sit on the edge flat so it sits on the rounded edge and slips off, not to mention I don't like clamping on the granite. I clamped it to 2 cutting boards sandwiched with a damp towel then a damp towel on the counter top and some rubber coated bar clamps to hold it in place.

I'm on the 1st Christmas dinner, I cooked a shrimp and grits appetizer. Prime rib is in the oven on 250 because I'm doing the reverse sear method. It's almost at 120 then then it cools before I blast it with a 500 oven to make a crust.

That's smoked sausage, shrimp, bacon, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and topped with Parmesan cheese.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Shrimp and grits.jpg (270.0 KB, 50 views)
Rajun Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23, 2017   #5257
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 35,426
Default

That does it, against my better judgment I'm going to the store.
I bet the place is a mad house.
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
I kill my lobster with a 30-06.
But of course I live in Texas and the dam things are huge.
Worth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23, 2017   #5258
Rajun Gardener
Tomatovillian™
 
Rajun Gardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lafayette La
Posts: 1,963
Default

I'm guessing traffic was bad!! It was crazy yesterday that I changed plans and took the easy way out.
Rajun Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23, 2017   #5259
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 35,426
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rajun Gardener View Post
I'm guessing traffic was bad!! It was crazy yesterday that I changed plans and took the easy way out.
Changed my mind and didn't go when I saw traffic.
Worth
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
I kill my lobster with a 30-06.
But of course I live in Texas and the dam things are huge.
Worth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23, 2017   #5260
EPawlick
Tomatovillian™
 
EPawlick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada Zone 6b
Posts: 232
Default

We had a simple quick chicken stew with fresh mushrooms, chicken legs, heirloom carrots, heirloom beets, onions, potatoes and canned diced tomatoes, seasoned with garlic, pepper, parsley and basil. Served with toasted french bread.
EPawlick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017   #5261
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 12,197
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Worth1 View Post
I think maybe the clamp that came with it wont open up far enough.
I have this problem with everything like this I have that clamps to something.
Now that I think of it, it is an easy fix.
Cut the thing and thread both ends of the cut and use a coupling in between.
Or make a longer one, easy enough done.
Worth.
Oh my, that is not a C clamp. It's something that resembles one - sort of.
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert

Last edited by AlittleSalt; December 24, 2017 at 02:58 AM.
AlittleSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017   #5262
Rajun Gardener
Tomatovillian™
 
Rajun Gardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lafayette La
Posts: 1,963
Default

I cooked 2 rib roasts last night, it wasn't prime but it came out juicy and tender, maybe too pink for some but it disappeared fast. This was the first time I used the reverse sear method and it won't be the last. I tried to take pics but my camera battery died. The menu was fresh greenbeans and mushrooms, mashed potatoes, Texas toast, roasted garlic to spread on everything and horseradish with an Au Jus.

A local store had a sale on the roast for $6 a pound, I had to cook two because some people don't eat garlic and won't eat meat even the slightest pink. It was less than $10 a plate to feed 8 adults, that's my kinda Cheap Eatin!!

Tonight it's traditional seafood gumbo then open gifts,

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!!!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_1260.JPG (309.8 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg 100_1262.JPG (322.2 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg 100_1261.JPG (308.8 KB, 38 views)
Rajun Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017   #5263
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 35,426
Default

That looks really good rajun.

I went and got back from the store it was packed but I was in and out in no time.
I got a rack of baby back ribs and a big bag of frozen jumbo shrimp on sale.
Along with a mince pie, butter, eggs, smokes and bread.
Set for the next two days without going anywhere else.
The ribs will become a pork crown roast and the shrimp will be roasted in the oven swimming in chili powder salt red pepper and butter.

Worth
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
I kill my lobster with a 30-06.
But of course I live in Texas and the dam things are huge.
Worth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017   #5264
Rajun Gardener
Tomatovillian™
 
Rajun Gardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lafayette La
Posts: 1,963
Default

I'm being lazy today, company left about 12 and I'm resting for tonight's celebrations.

That sounds good, save some of those shrimp and make a scampi. That's what I had planned till they all wanted shrimp and grits. I bet scampi and grits would be good too. I made the grits creamy with butter, milk and mixed in some cheddar.
Rajun Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24, 2017   #5265
bower
Tomatovillian™
 
bower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 5,819
Default

Merry Christmas to you too, Rajun!
Awesome you are ahead of the game with feasting on the 24th. We'll have our family Christmas dinner early afternoon tomorrow. My SIL is cooking duck, and I'm making cranberry cake for dessert. That's about all you can do with a chef in the house.
Mom as usual is serving salt fish and raisin bread for dinner tonight and my bro and SIL will be there for that. I really don't like salt fish so usually I stay home and have a modified version of that tradition, with a bit of smoked salmon instead. I also had shrimp in mind, but between the heavy traffic, less than perfect weather, and scheduling issues I didn't get to do my last dash for groceries. The only seafood in the house is beer battered alaskan pollock so fish and chip dinner for me this time, all the way from the Pacific.
As for cheap eaten, I'll be on the prowl for a deal on a turkey after Christmas. Why not.
Worth your dinner plans sound lovely. Tucked in with treats and all the necessaries, and no need to go anywhere for two days... perfect!
bower is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:23 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★