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8/27/11 8:54 P

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Have you ever gone on a cruise?
Nope

Do you drink milk?
Yes

Have you/would you ever use a tanning bed?
Nope

What's your favorite type of weather?
Cool to cold. I love a brisk ( 50's) sunny fall day.

What's your favorite comfort food? ice cream

Jeanette
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SWIFTSEATURTLE's Photo SWIFTSEATURTLE Posts: 3,328
8/27/11 12:43 P

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Oh, I had that sauce at the Old Spaghetti Factory in San Jose, CA and could never find it again! What a fond memory that is.

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8/27/11 12:10 P

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It IS fabulous!....which is why I have an ample bottom LOL! Once in a while, it's a guilty pleasure.



A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice.

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LADYIRISH317's Photo LADYIRISH317 Posts: 55,757
8/27/11 12:08 P

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Lord, that sounds FABULOUS! I'm going to have to get some of that cheese and try your recipe.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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COACHPENNY's Photo COACHPENNY Posts: 10,392
8/27/11 12:07 P

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Mizithera (I always spell it wrong) or Myzithra (MEEH-ZITH-RAH) Greek cheese is a hard grating cheese similar to Romano but, a more nutty, rich flavor. I've shown a recipe below that I found online. It's a really simple procedure. We call it MA-CRO-NA-THYA.

When I make it at home I usually use a stick of butter and enough finely grated Myzithra to coat the pasta. Greek Style, we use a very tubular large spaghetti (one pound). The butter is browned in a fry pan and poured over the cooked spaghetti. Scrape ALL of the butter out of the pan...even the little dark specs. I usually put a little cheese on the pasta and then add more cheese after the butter...or layer it so that all the pasta is coated.

It's obviously, very rich and not exactly good for you but, WOW....what a comfort food. To make it a little healthier you can substitute a little olive oil for part of the butter and use a pasta such as Barilla Plus Multigrain (the thin, angel hair has the best texture of the Barilla Plus pasta)

Myzithra Cheese and Burnt Butter Pasta

Ingredients:
1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Myzithra Cheese
And pasta of choice

Directions:

There is a terrific dish served by The Old Spaghetti Factory chain, called Spaghetti with Browned Butter,. It is served topped with shredded Myzithra cheese (a Greek hard cheese). If myzithra is not available, a blend of ricotta salata and romano is suggested

Browned Butter Procedure: Cut 2 sticks of butter into 8 pieces and place in a 2-quart sauce pan. Place the pan of butter on a burner on medium heat. Bring butter to a slow boil (about 5 minutes).

Once the butter begins to boil, stir constantly to prevent residue from sticking to the bottom of the pan. As the butter cooks, it will start to foam and rise. Continue stirring, otherwise the butter foam could overflow (about 5 minutes) and catch fire.

Once the butter stops foaming and rising, cook until amber in color (about 1 to 2 minutes). It will have a pleasant caramel aroma.

Pour "burnt" butter over pasta and sprinkle liberally with grated cheese.

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Edited by: COACHPENNY at: 8/27/2011 (12:08)


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LADYIRISH317's Photo LADYIRISH317 Posts: 55,757
8/27/11 11:33 A

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I've never heard of mizithera cheese. Can you tell me a little about it?

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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COACHPENNY's Photo COACHPENNY Posts: 10,392
8/27/11 11:28 A

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Have you ever gone on a cruise? yes

Do you drink milk? yes...not everyday

Have you/would you ever use a tanning bed? not on my life

What's your favorite type of weather? sunny, warm but not humid

What's your favorite comfort food? burnt butter spaghetti with mizithera cheese



A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice.

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LADYIRISH317's Photo LADYIRISH317 Posts: 55,757
8/27/11 10:44 A

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Have you ever gone on a cruise? No.

Do you drink milk? Every day, since I put it in my coffee.

Have you/would you ever use a tanning bed? No way.

What's your favorite type of weather? I love cool rain, but I go in cycles. I do LOVE a good lightning storm!

What's your favorite comfort food? Macaroni and cheese (my own homemade).

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

Please visit my blog:
www.cuisinequests.blogspot.com/


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LADYIRISH317's Photo LADYIRISH317 Posts: 55,757
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Have you ever gone on a cruise?

Do you drink milk?

Have you/would you ever use a tanning bed?

What's your favorite type of weather?

What's your favorite comfort food?

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

Please visit my blog:
www.cuisinequests.blogspot.com/


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