The Food Channel--Good Eats--on the Budget Board???

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  1. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    Yes! I started this thread because I have learned some great money saving tips on that show (in addition to learning to be a better cook!).

    I love the host, Alton Brown. He is a hoot, fun to watch and a great teacher.

    2 great tips I have learned are

    1. When storing baby spinach, rinse, spin the water out, pat dry on a paper towel and roll it up and store it in Ziplock bag. Use a straw to suck out the air. I buy the huge 1.5 lb bags at Sams, and am the only one who eats it. I find that it stays fresher for a much longer time this way

    2. In my laundry room (dark, dry place) I have several Vidalia onions hanging in my panty hose! Yes, put an onion in the hose, tie it off, add another, and so on. Then just hang them up and they will last for a long time. So I can buy them on sale and hose 'em!

    Anyone else watch this show? Any good tips?
     
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  3. barkley

    barkley DIS Veteran<br><font color=orange>If I ever have a

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    no-but here's one i use all the time (as can be attested to by the local butcher :teeth: )-compare the ground beef or stew meat price to the prices of roast currently on sale. often times a beautiful chuck or rolled roast is priced at as much as a dollar a pound less (because you're buying a larger cut of meat)-have the butcher grind or chop the meat for you (most place do it free). i've gone so far as to have a london broil cut up fajita style (why pay $4.99 per pound when the london broil was on sale for $1.99 :crazy: ).
     
  4. tinkamom

    tinkamom <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

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    Today I noticed that the salad bar at a local supermarket had a spring mix for 3.99/lb and a 7oz bag of the same mix was $3.69!
     
  5. jenr812

    jenr812 <font color=deeppink>I'm wondering how outta hand

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    Nothing to add except that I love Alton Brown :)
     
  6. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    Finally, someone else who watches this show! I thought I was losing it! :rotfl2:
     
  7. mjmcca

    mjmcca DIS Veteran

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    I love him too~
     
  8. cocoswife

    cocoswife Mouseketeer

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    DH is Alton's #1 fan :yay:
    If he walks into the kitchen while I'm cooking and add regular salt to season the meat, he would say, Alton said that you should only use kosher to season your meat.I get this Alton says all they time :rotfl2: I think Alton is the geekiest chef on tv right now. His style is unique and you do learn something useful on every show. I call the show "Good Geeks" :happytv:
     
  9. mjmcca

    mjmcca DIS Veteran

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    Yup he is a geek and he talks about science on his show a lot too,
     
  10. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

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    Next time he starts with, "Alton says", tell him Alton says HUSBANDS can cook as well - and hand him whatever utensil you're holding :teeth:
     
  11. cocoswife

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  12. jenr812

    jenr812 <font color=deeppink>I'm wondering how outta hand

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    Kinda OT but DH just got me the new GE front loading washer/dryer and when I went on the website to look at the specs and such, I found that there are cool videos with Alton describing these machines. He does it in his special style, of course, so they're fun to watch. DH thought I was loony for watching :)
     
  13. laurabelle

    laurabelle DIS Veteran

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    I enjoy AB too! BTW - I do the same thing to store fresh herbs, works great!
     
  14. renessa

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    DH and I love Alton!!!
    ...now that's good eats!
     
  15. disneysteve

    disneysteve You have to enjoy life, not go

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    DW and I love the show, too. She loves when the yeast guys are on.

    I haven't tried the spinach thing yet. Have to do that next time we buy a fresh bag.
     
  16. mom2my3kids

    mom2my3kids Doesn't believe in the Tag Fairy

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    My son and I love this show, but my husband and daughter cant stand it.. :happytv:
     
  17. mjmcca

    mjmcca DIS Veteran

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    Sure you had to mention that and now I am on the GE site watching Alton!
     
  18. jenr812

    jenr812 <font color=deeppink>I'm wondering how outta hand

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    :thumbsup2 :teeth: :lmao:
     
  19. daksmom11

    daksmom11 Earning My Ears

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    I love him he's so funny. He has a new show starting in July. :cool1:
     
  20. Free4Life11

    Free4Life11 DIS Cast Member<br><font color=red>I just have to

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    Ooh good idea. Do you think if I used the tip from the OP it would last longer? A pound of salad is a lot for one person to eat!

    My biggest problem is that withing 3-4 days, some of the lelttuce gets really black and smelly! Maybe from the moisture??
     
  21. arminnie

    arminnie <font color=blue>Tossed the butter kept the gin<br

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    I don't know about the tip, but all of the grocery store salad bars that I've been to let you get as much or as little as you want - so you wouldn't have to buy a whole pound at once. Of course it might only be at that price all of the time.
     

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