Weekend Plans Post: How to Make a Truly Decadent Chicken Caesar Salad

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  1. Reformed Republican
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    I’m looking forward to your D2: Resurrected review. I’m still on the fence about the game. I’ve also decided to put new game purchases on hold and try to work through my backlog (though the new Metroid game might change my mind). Also, EU4 will be free on Epic next week (but that’s not a purchase, so it’s just an addition to the backlog).

    Tomorrow we take the dogs to the vet for immunizations, and tomorrow night we go to dinner for our anniversary. The yard also needs mowing, but at least we’re getting to the time of year where it grows a lot slower.Report

  2. Burt Likko
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    ANCHOVIES!!! In the dressing, yes, and get a tin of the tasty lil’ fishies and put them lil’ suckers right on the salad like the rich, delicious strips o’ FLAVA that they are!

    MOAR ANCHOVIESReport

  3. Charles
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    Our household’s go-to salad:

    Spring Mix
    Sliced Strawberries
    Feta
    Sliced Almonds
    Dressing of Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, a dash of Honey, a bit of Salt

    Another salad we make less frequently but that is also great:
    Spring Mix
    Parmesan (grate or shave your own from a block, or the pre shredded kind; not the powder)
    Sliced Olives (we usually buy a medley of olive types in oil and bay leaves and oregano)
    Bell Peppers (I like the sweet ones)
    Dressing of Olive Oil, Tarragon Vinegar, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and pecarino romanoReport

    • Jaybird in reply to Charles
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      We probably need to discuss Olive Oil one of these days…

      In the short term, I’ll just say that I’ve not found one better than Carapelli Unfiltered Extra Virgin olive oil. They sell it in *HUGE* bottles at the Costco but in smaller ones at finer stores everywhere (my buddy Fish told me that he saw them at Wal-Mart).

      This is a gorgeous greenish blonde oil that is thick and flavorful and good enough to eat with little more than hot bread and black pepper.Report

  4. Fish
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    That’s a good looking salad, and Girard’s is easily the best of the bottled dressings.

    Any more, I make my salads with sliced cucumber, carrot, tomato, red bell pepper, and red onion and dribble some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and top with fresh ground pepper. I got tired of watching the greens turn yucky before I could use them.Report

  5. Brandon Berg
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    No politics, but what’s the deal with that EBT sticker? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before. Is it a new thing, or a regional thing? Or peculiar to downmarket stores? Is there something about the shredded chicken in particular that makes its EBT eligibility non-obvious? Because it’s pre-cooked, maybe?Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Brandon Berg
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      From what I understand, no politics of course, but you cannot use EBT to buy hot food from the deli. You want hot chicken? Not available. It’s the law.

      Pre-cooked (but cold) chicken, on the other hand, can be purchased with EBT from the deli.Report

      • DensityDuck in reply to Jaybird
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        It’s about sales tax.

        EBT money is legally required to be spent ONLY on merchandise; if some of it goes to sales tax then it’s a Federal or state subsidy of local governments (or else it’s just the state giving someone money and then immediately taking it back).

        And union contracts have established that making food hot is an act of Food Service and is therefore Employee Labor and thus contains “work”, and therefore you have to pay sales tax on hot food. “Oh, but labor went into cutting up that package of chicken!” Sure, but that labor happened in a factory somewhere else, and there wasn’t any work in the store that went into preparing it. (Except for something things where there is work done in the store, which means you can be in a situation where a whole watermelon is EBT-eligible but that same watermelon cut into chunks is not.)

        This is also why, as people occasionally discover and get angry about, you don’t pay sales tax on a pre-sliced bagel with a cup of cream cheese but you do pay sales tax on a pre-sliced bagel that someone spreads cream cheese on and hands to you.Report

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