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Old 02-09-2014, 11:33 PM   #61
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I'm still a fairly young buck. I should heed this advice. I love bananas, especially if they're starting to brown.
If they are starting to brown you may be shoving them in the wrong end.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:35 PM   #62
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I eat 2 bananas every morning. I like mine yellow.
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Y'all are telling me you like greenish, tough, nasty after tasting bananas over soft, sweeter ones?!
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Y'all are telling me you like greenish, tough, nasty after tasting bananas over soft, sweeter ones?!
No I was just trying to make a bad joke as per usual.
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And I'm referring to the peels, not the actual fruit.
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How did you get green out of yellow? I personally rather my fruit ripe not rotten. I'm a huge fruit fan though. Fruit salads my chit
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You've never seen green bananas at the store?! Or with any green? I'm talking you buy them and they sit on the counter for a couple days, start to get a few brown spots on the peels. Those are the best!
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Bananas. I like them slightly green and sour but if I eat them too early, they are inedible. The brown ones, to me, are only good for smoothies and banana bread. You can take your "way over ripe" bananas and throw them in the freezer for when you need a smoothie fix.
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You can throw some canned chicken, a few squash or other veggies and a pepper or two in a rice cooker and have a decent meal, cheap and pretty easy and quick.
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You can throw some canned chicken, a few squash or other veggies and a pepper or two in a rice cooker and have a decent meal, cheap and pretty easy and quick.
I love rice...probably my favorite vegetable. I especially like this stuff. I think it's around .75 for a package. Add a piece of chicken or two and it's a great, cheap meal.

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I love rice...probably my favorite vegetable. I especially like this stuff. I think it's around .75 for a package. Add a piece of chicken or two and it's a great, cheap meal.
Rice is a vegetable?
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Rice is a vegetable?
No...geez, I was wrong once a few months ago also. Rice is a grain.
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No...geez, I was wrong once a few months ago also. Rice is a grain.
Beef is my favorite vegetable.
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one thing you can is rent a room from a local with meals.
i have had a guy on my crew do it when we are out of town for a long time .
after being on the road the wife is the best cook in the world for a few days ha ha
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I have a blue walmart tub that I keep on the road cooking stuff in, and a little mini weber grill. Steaks, hobo potatoes, fajitas, eat way better, way cheaper, and dont have to travel after work but a couple times a week. My guys like it cause they end up saving most of their per diem, those that choose to stay and eat from the grill. Pool it, and 65 a day goes a long long way.
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8-12 hour Cooler, ice-packs not ice, bottled water, individual drink mix-packs for variety, soda, coffee...

Food - sandwiches (LT&O in separate container until ready to eat), stew and bread, soup and crackers, wraps, pasta, lasagna, pot pie, chef's salad...

Snacks - fruit, fruit salad, celery with PB, celery with CC, cucumbers & broccoli with ranch, peperoni with cheese & crackers, yogurt, yogurt raisins, chips

Dessert - cookies, pie, pudding, PB Chocolate bars...
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8-12 hour Cooler, ice-packs not ice, bottled water, individual drink mix-packs for variety, soda, coffee...

Food - sandwiches (LT&O in separate container until ready to eat), stew and bread, soup and crackers, wraps, pasta, lasagna, pot pie, chef's salad...

Snacks - fruit, fruit salad, celery with PB, celery with CC, cucumbers & broccoli with ranch, peperoni with cheese & crackers, yogurt, yogurt raisins, chips

Dessert - cookies, pie, pudding, PB Chocolate bars...
Nap time!
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Really?! You haven't lived until you've eaten a tuna pizza!

Canned tuna mixed with a lil' mayo on a tortilla, spicy cheese, saute poblano peppers. Another tortilla on top and fried in olive oil both sides until lighty brown. Take a pizza cutter and wedge it and eat with your favorite hot sauce.

I actually don't eat it too much because of the mercury factor but every once in awhile....yum
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I have my doubts, but I'll try it. What is "spicy cheese", though? Pepper jack?
Well, I tried it. It was OK, but much better as a poblano quesadilla, without the tuna, and definitely without the mayo.
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We just completed a Fl. project, and the way I keep my guys happy any more is by renting vacation rentals and filling the fridge and freezer. In Jacks. Last winter rented a 3 bed 3 bath oceanfront condo far cheaper than my hilton accts. This winter in Orl. Rented guest house on a lake w/ pool jacuzzi and beautiful surroundings.
Scrap $$$ payed for steaks and ribs in abundance. Guys had to pitch in with cooking and chores and never complained. Working away from home and family really blows, but I feel I create a working vacation working 8-5, five days a week with only a few Saturdays required during a 8-10 wk.stay. I also pay 1/2 airfare every 3 wks. To visit home for a long weekend. In 25 plus years only had to send 2 guys home on a Greyhound for being drunken idiots.
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Ive traveled for the last 5 years with this company, and two years before that with another. My first tactic was to find a place with big portions, buy dinner and split it in to two meals. That wasnt all that bad, but still spent a fair amount eating out as it was still breakfast at the hotel, lunch, dinner.

Next became eating canned junk as a meal. Canned pasta thrown on an engine manifold for a while makes a decent hot meal although, not a healthy meal. Then it became make meals at home on sunday, and make my own "tv dinners" and freeze most of them and chunk them in a cooler and go. Then I started carrying a little charcoal grill and making a few meals a week.

I still carry that grill, and the guys on my crew know where its at, and they can use it as long as they anty up for some charcoal. If im out for 5 days-4 nights, I have gone back to prepping meals and snacks for the time im going to be out. That has more to do with the meal/diet program im working off of. If Im out longer than that, I still start out with the 5 days of food, then go on to cooking off of the grill. I also try to go out to lunch a few times a week with the crew. I try to find hotels that have fridges at the very least. It can get tough to keep things in a cooler in the middle of summer.

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