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Old 01-17-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Have a bowl of soup before your meal - that helps. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to get the message the stomach is full. Slow down and enjoy your meal.

I have no advice on the carb junkie issue. I have never been there. I love my veggies, but I have to force myself to eat my breads & cereals.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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Potatoes!!!

They are so ordinary they get forgotten but they are about the most versatile of veg, and tasty - not to mention cheap!

To speed up cooking I microwave pots until hot through before putting in the oven.

Interesting baked pots
Bake in skins, when done, cut in half lengthways (holding in a towel, they hot!). Scoop out insides into a bowl, mix with anything you like - butter, cheese, cream cheese, tuna, chopped green onion, ham, bacon, chicken, peas..... then re-fill skins and bake or broil for 5-10 more minutes.

Also:
Wedges, Potato bake, Mash, Hash browns, Patties....

and this is yummy...

Bacon, onion & potato pie
A tasty pie that is simple to make and is sure to be popular with the whole family. Serve with baked beans or peas for a mid-week meal.
Ingredients
2¼lb potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp vegetable oil
9oz bacon, cut into strips
2oz butter
4 onions, finely sliced
pinch of sugar
5oz cheddar, grated
2 tomatoes, sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Method
1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the potatoes until soft. Drain and mash.
2. While the potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon in half the butter and the oil until just beginning to brown and crisp. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon.
3. Add the onions to the pan. Add seasoning and the sugar. Fry gently until the onions are soft and caramelised. Take care not to allow them to burn.
4. Return the bacon to the pan and stir evenly through the onions. Add a little stock or water to de-glaze the pan and then tip the mixture into a heatproof dish.
5. Add the remaining butter and 4oz ofthe cheese to the potato. Season and mix well. Preheat the grill to high.
6. Spoon the mixture over the onions and bacon, scatter with the remaining cheese and top with the slices of tomato.
7. Place under a hot grill until the cheese is melted and brown. Serve.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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