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Old 07-07-2005, 09:10 AM   #21
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Re: Retire Early – “When you come to a fork in the road take it.”

I recently re-visited a pricey French style restaurant that I used to frequent, back in the day. My favorite caesar salad, prepared tableside was missing the two eggs. Figuring the waiter was a rookie I inquired. "Yo, Yolks?" He answered that due to salmonella concerns raw egg at room temperature was now off the menu.

At 30,000:1 odds, I wasent worried. Anyway I skipped the salad, reminisced over the coq au vin. The future aint what it used to be.


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Re: Retire Early – “When you come to a fork in the road take it.”
Old 07-07-2005, 09:13 AM   #22
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Re: Retire Early – “When you come to a fork in the road take it.”

You simply simmer the eggs for about one minute, which destroys any potential salmonella as it exists primarily between the shell and membrane of the egg. This cooks about 1/8" of the egg inside the shell and destroys the salmonella.

I nuke 'em for about 20-30 seconds, rolling the egg around a little every 10 seconds. Works great.
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Re: Retire Early – “When you come to a fork in the road take it.”

Last meal at Ruth's Chris few weeks ago....pickings from the appetizer trays, two virgin daquiris (admittedly very tasty), a big steak don't remember what kind but that on the menu it was $33, side of pecan crusted sweet potatoes, side of broccoli au gratin, cappucino, cheesecake and fresh berries. Don't know how much it all cost, but presumably someone's expense account was charged in a significant manner.
The next night, was so motivated by that non-homemade experience, DH and I went out to eat...chalupas at Taco Bell.
Another Ruth's Chris dinner scheduled for next week .
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A good friend of mine just emailed me last week about a restaurant he and his wife ate at. It cost him $608 for lunch. It made me sick, but he said he would go again in a minute if he could get another reservation. I could eat for 2 months on that amount.
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chalupas at Taco Bell.
Ah yes, that fine mexican delicacy the 'chalupa', known the world around.

Taco Bell...making up new stuff from the same 5 ingredients for over 30 years!

And if that wasnt enough...a variant on the 'baguette' method of ER...

Please, Drop the Chalupa
An Iowa man has been arrested for assault with an airborne chalupa, reports the Des Moines Register.

"I've never had anything quite like that before," police detective Darren Cornwell told the newspaper.

Nancy Harrison was working the drive-through window at a Des Moines Taco Bell (search) Thursday evening when 24-year-old Christopher Lame pulled up and ordered food, Harrison told police.

Lame got and paid for his food, but a little while later walked into the restaurant to complain he hadn't gotten what he'd ordered.

Harrison asked him if he had his receipt.

"What the [bleep]," he replied, according to Harrison. "Do I have to bring my receipt, too?"

She said Lame went out to his car and came back with his bag of food.

"There's the [bleeping] tacos," he allegedly said.

Harrison replied that the restaurant was closing, and began to turn away, but not before an airborne chalupa hit her in the face.
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