Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
The pictures above show what you get for around 5.00 to 5.50 in the frozen foods area of your supermarket. If you look closely, and then more closelier you will see that this portion is over a full pound. Chicken microwaves really nice - tastes like restaurant food. They do not come with rice - but you can figure out how to deal with that.
FPT RANK: 8.5
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Major letdown Arby's.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
1.5 lbs rabbit or hare meat (meat from 1 rabbit), cubed
1/2 pound bacon
1 pack Pillsbury pie crust (top & bottom)
1 med. vidalia onion
4 tbsp redcurrant jelly
5 oz. port (or bockbier)
6 prunes, diced
1/2 stick + 1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup broken kluski noodles
3/4 c. flour, sifted
1 pt. beef stock
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp grated pepper
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp chopped thyme
1/4 tsp chopped marjoram
1. Using 1 tbsp butter, saute chopped onion & chopped bacon in skillet until bacon is crispy.
2. Mix flour, salt & pepper and use to coat cubed meat.
3. Brown the floured meat in skillet using 3 tbsp butter.
4. Put meat, bacon, onion and prunes with spices into pot, adding stock and port (or bockbier) to cover meat.
5. While stirring, bring liquid to a boil, reduce to simmer and cover for 1 hour. Let sit 20 minutes for sauce to thicken.
6. Boil kluski noodles for a few minutes, until flexible but not soft.
7. Lay bottom pie crust into a pie dish, fill with mix of rabbit, sauce, noodles & redcurrant jelly and cover with second pie crust.
8. Using tines of a fork, press together top and bottom crust. Brush with melted butter before placing in oven.
9. Bake pie at 425 F for 25-30 minutes or until crust becomes a golden brown.
Monday, August 17, 2009
From Etathed FPT Mountain Man Reporter
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Hardee's has recently introduced a new item to their AM breakfast menu - Cinnamon Sugar Buscuit Holes with icing. These guys are created with Made from Scratch™ biscuit dough, cut into doughnut-like holes, deep fried then tossed in cinnamon & sugar, and served with sweet icing for dipping.
Help Hardee's name their holes!
Not satisfied with the name for this item, Hardee's has launched a website - NameOurHoles.com - where you can help try and re-name these guys by sending in a video with your suggestions.
The commercial above is pure comedy gold.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Thank You ColemanChaos! ColemanChaos Blog
"I hate that wedding cakes are all girly. There should be like a groom cake to go with the traditional wedding cake. A guy's cake. Like..made out of meat."
This is what the husband to-be said when talking about his wedding cake with Black Widow Bakery.
As the picture above shows, his request was fulfilled and then some. You have to visit the website and look at the full gallery of photos that include the step by step creation and really interesting FAQS.
The staff at the FPT are big fans of energy drinks as we often spend long periods of time eating large quantities of foods and the little bump they give you allows for more energy for cooking and chowing down.
"Talk about a perfect pairing," said CKE Restaurants' CEO, Andrew Puzder. "Carl’s Jr., Hardee's and Monster are made for each other. You can't walk down the street without seeing a young guy holding a can of Monster. Now guests can start their morning with one of our delicious breakfasts and cap it off with a can of Monster to get a head start on the day, or they can have one after their burger to keep them going. They can even grab one on the go in the drive-thru."
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
For those unfamiliar, these are buffet restaurants specializing in salads, soups, and pastas. They have speciality tossed salads at the start of buffet, then follow with side salads, veggies and lots of dressings/toppings. They also have cheesy pizza bread, cornbread, soups and pastas. Dessrt of brownies, ice cream and sometimes chocolate chip cookies. In the time before, this was all one set price with beverages being extra. Not a "Hearty Foods buffet, but pretty nice spread.
One of our friends recently went for lunch and when they first stepped up to the speciality tossed salads at the tip of the buffet found that not only was one sald station completely empty but they added salad surchages now.
The speciality tossed salads might be chicken caesar, or oriental chicken - among others. But in this Las Vegas location you didn't get any chicken on these unless you want to fork another $1.25 to each guest's total. With each guest's charge of $8.00 before adding a beverage - having this chicken added to the sald puts total for one over the 10.00 mark even before taxes.
We recall when the prices were lower, and/or you could find a 2 for 1 coupon everywhere. You could overlook that the "pizza" was just a cheesy bread and that the pasta offerings are generally boring and bland.
Plus, they should make sure everyone gets offered a warm cookie. We here at the FPT Test Kitchens hope that they turn things around for the better. An all-you-can-eat buffet is something that we can never root against.
Monday, August 03, 2009
Heres the list:
August 5th- Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
August 12th- Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase
August 19th- Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
August 26th- Free Roast Beef 'n Cheddar with soft drink purchase
Thanks to Yancy for first telling us about this.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
The bread for the torpedo subs is just too skinny for our tastes so we decided to get one and another for a buck. We saw the offer sign and it featured 6 choices. Upon ordering the first one, we asked for one of the others (of the 6) and were told that the 1 dollar sub had to be an exact match to the one ordered at their regular price (5.39). Is that not weird?
Moving on on the same order we had one person wanting just roast beef and cheese so we did the double deal for a 'cold cut combo' kinda sandwich. The one that we asked for only roast beef - we discovered at home was served with 2 thin slices of beef only - they did not replace the ham and turkey not wanted with roast beef in its place.
Overall, the bread was dull, the bacon was chopped up into little pieces and the sandwiches were just not good.
Subway seems to have figured out the sub special game with its 8 solid subs for 5.00 everyday - simple and no confusion.