Can anyone revive the congee thread for those who never saw it.\
It was a classic.
I am making some tonight out of chicken with leeks. Should be a good batch.
The webmaster deleted the old congee thread. It was a great thread.
When the pantry is almost empty (215 replies)
I make Congee, 9 cups water 1 cup rice boiled with Flavor cubes and then add in whatever, the last egg, a few beans, some aging lettuce.
Wonderful and filling for two days.
What do you make when there is nothing much in the house?
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 10:15AM by Anonymous
I don't let my reserve get that desperate. Your drinking and drug use have caused your cupboards to end up in a state of despair. You are going to hell, OP. There is noting more to say.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 10:19AM by Anonymous
I get in the car and go to the grocery store to buy more food.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 10:22AM by Anonymous
Oh please snarky asshole at R1.
It made a great breakfast, and it will again tomorrow and maybe the next day.
Nothing wrong with making do on a cold morning and making a nice soup to fill and comfort.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 10:24AM by Anonymous
Nothing wrong at all with a little soup... but there is something obnoxious about all of these depression survival threads popping up.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 10:26AM by Anonymous
I order delivery.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 10:33AM by Anonymous
"What do you make when there is nothing much in the house?"
I make for the grocery store.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 10:35AM by Anonymous
Oh yea, it's obnoxious to share ways to make it on less money. How horrible to share right r4?
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 10:51AM by Anonymous
I like to go back to my childhood (poor) for comfort and to make a lot out of a little. I always like to make eggs and peas and/or potatoes - also tomato pie (just bread dough baked with olive oil, garlic, crushed canned tomatoes drained and lots of salt and pepper - don't care for cheese on pizza but love it otherwise). When we were kids we would often have fried bologna with ketchup on white toast for dinner - still love that. Also, a cup of hot cocoa (made with water) and crackers are great. Once in a while for a treat we would have saltines with sweetened condensed milk poured over them - I know that sounds gross, but it's really good. I'm glad I grew up poor. I'll always know how to go without should it happen again, and I'll never be a snob.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 10:56AM by Anonymous
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 11:00AM by Anonymous
I love congee, it is a great base for anything you have in the house. I made a congee with all those little bits of veg left over in the freezer bag along with a little italian sausage and two very ripe tomatoes.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 11:01AM by Anonymous
I like beans cooked with ham hocks. It's easy and very tasty. I've paid a lot for the same thing in restaurants.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 11:05AM by Anonymous
OP is posting from Appalachia.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 11:05AM by Anonymous
One thing to look forward to about all of these "how will I survive the Depression" threads is that the OP's Datalounge membership will expire and he/she will no longer be able to start them.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 11:11AM by Enjoying a Le Pan Quotidien croissant w/ artisanal manchego & fig as I type this
Pasta puttanesca is my empty fridge meal. I've always got pasta, canned tomatoes, garlic, olives, anchovies, and capers in the pantry. It's also a good answer to 'what to fix for company when I can't go to the market'.
My partner is Sicilian -- we ALWAYS have that stuff in the pantry. Under 5 pounds of pasta and 'we're running out!'
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 11:26AM by Anonymous
The queens who call their kitchen cabinets a 'pantry' make me laugh.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 11:28AM by Anonymous
With a delightful old Dutch house anywhere in the NY region it IS a pantry. And with many old apartments in the city as well.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 11:46AM by Anonymous
OP here and I have a pantry, an actual walk in pantry with shelves one half level down from the kitchen so it stays cool. I keep onions and tomatoes in a basket in the pantry along with wine.
Some houses have them R15.
posted on 02/15/2009 @ 11:47AM by Anonymous
Thank you for that, R5. I recall the thread, but had forgotten the replies. Some of you bitches look for any excuse to be bitchy. Love it.
You''re welcome. I tried to post more (it gets really funny) but it wouldn''t let me. \
Here''s the link, while it lasts....
That thread should be in the archives if they ever arrive.
How can anyone NOT love congee.
I'd like some congee with chicken and ginger, please!
It’s the food we crave when we’re sick, cold or missing home. And the deciding factor is texture over flavor. Known for its assortment of fresh fish congee, Sang Kee Congee Shop has customers lining up everyday for its fleecy rice porridge boiled from 2am every morning. Portions are large enough to keep an average, middle-aged man satisfied.
Sang Kee Congee Shop, G/F, 7-9 Burd Street, Sheung Wan, tel +852 2541 1099.
I've never heard of this.
Congee just sound too much like congeal for comfort.
You should see what happens to a Cup of Soup if you leave it out for 2 days.
R15 then call it jook, the other name for congee. Jook will only remind you of yourself.
3 beans, some wilted lettuce and carpet shavings.
I had really excellent Congee last night with salted egg, garlic shrimp, and fermented black beans. Brilliant soup.
Why were the beans fermented?
The beans are fermented to create good probiotic culture. Better than Jamie Lee Curtis and her fucking yogurt.
Help, I can't find my congee recipe. Someone once posted a link here to a chef's personal blog. He had recipes for everything. He discovered that some commenters were DLers and mentioned that he was getting a lot of traffic from "a site called datalounge." He had a great congee recipe.
Does this sound familiar? I want to say the blog had the word "fly" in the name but I can't remember.