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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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It's A New Baking Pan / How Not To Make Frozen Omelettes In The Microwave

Posted 09-16-2023 at 06:43 PM by case44

Thought I'd give you two stories in one post. Just like a double-dip ice cream cone, if you will.

In my kitchen, there was this baking pan with a plastic round top. There were cracks forming in that same round top. Some parts of it were snapping apart, and some of that was falling into a potato dish I made for a church group a few months back. Embarrassing. So, instead of using the round top (as it was about to be retired by its user), I reached for some aluminum foil. Adequate, but not the best solution.

Things this time around will be different.

I have a church function in the morning, but this writer will be ready. Green chile hash browns will be my order for a brunch, and once I make it, the contents will be spooned into a new baking dish which I got at H-E-B last week. It's got a good lid that should do better than the last one I used. For the moment, it won't be cooked in, but it will be used to store some good food for display.


Recently, I experimented with another way to deal with eggs, as I needed an alternative to actually cooking some. Eggland's Best offers some ready-made frozen omelettes, and so, I decided to cook these in an oven rather than using the microwave. These were three-cheese omelettes. Now, the instructions only call for microwave cooking, but Case wanted to experiment. And that entails this: Two frozen omelettes placed inside carefully-sorted aluminum foil, and put on a cookie sheet to steam in my oven. I may need to adjust the times, but at 350 degrees at 25 minutes, it got the two omelettes decently warm and the cheeses melted. Next time, I'll go at them at 375 degrees and do about 30 minutes. That should do better, but I just believe that there is a great alternative to microwaving certain things.

You can never go wrong with new ideas.
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    I remember a public-access cable show long ago, where the hosts would put all sorts of metal objects in the microwave. About as intelligent as it sounds. My guess is that they had to junk the machine not long after that.
    Posted 09-18-2023 at 04:20 AM by shoe01 shoe01 is offline

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