Mess Hall Acquisitions-

Discussion in 'The Mess Hall' started by Scotto, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Scotto

    Scotto Moderator Emeritus

    Hey, we don't have an acquisitions thread yet! I'll start out.

    You know you make too much pizza when you stop by the local bakery and buy a 50lb (!) bag of high gluten flour:
     
  2. You could do a lot of "antiquing" pranks with that bag!
     
  3. ouch

    ouch Moderator Contributor

    I feel like a maniac when I wheel my 20lb bags of rice to the register, but 50 lbs of flour is even too much for me. :001_tongu

    Do you have the giant Hobart mixer to go with it?
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Moderator

    48 lbs of ribs for a family party this weekend.:frown:
     
  5. I like to buy my supplies in bulk as well. My soaping oils come in the 35 lb and 50 lb boxes. Then lots of smaller boxes on an off as well with other supplies. But hey I get the best price online even including shipping what can I say!

    Then I sweet talk the hubby into carrying them from the garage into my soap storage room just off the kitchen. :rolleyes:
     
  6. ouch

    ouch Moderator Contributor

    Once again, you win. :001_tongu
     
  7. Sweet! Ribs at Jim's house!
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Moderator

    I heard some noise in my driveway last night and after appropriately "equipping":gunsmilie:myself, discovered a nice honking big pile of black cherry and white oak smoking wood, neatly stacked.:a50:

    Thanks Tom!:ouch1:
     
  9. eightysixCJ

    eightysixCJ Contributor Contributor

    My pleasure! Thanks for asking before shooting:biggrin:

    Tom
     
  10. Score!
     
  11. Scotto

    Scotto Moderator Emeritus

    Some spices and the cutest little mortar and pestle:
     
  12. Austin

    Austin Moderator Emeritus

    Did you buy a Pizza Hut franchise? :biggrin:
     
  13. eightysixCJ

    eightysixCJ Contributor Contributor

    I added a shelf to my cooker (finally). Welded it up from a section of salvaged restaurant shelf.:biggrin:

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    Tom
     
  14. I love that grill, it looks like it is smiling saying "feed me meat"!!
     
  15. eightysixCJ

    eightysixCJ Contributor Contributor

    Hi Sluggo. You're right, it's a happy, hungry cooker!
     
  16. Why High Gluten? I,d think it would make for a rather tough crust. In Italy the flour traditionally used is the 000 flour, very low in protein. Pretty much the opposite of high gluten.:confused1
     
  17. Scotto

    Scotto Moderator Emeritus

    The NY street slice I emulate is the opposite of the traditional Neopolitan slice you describe. Crisp and foldable, supporting a fair amount of gooey cheese and sauce. High-gluten flour is the standard for pies in this area.

    That's the beauty of pizza - so many different styles.
     
  18. Sullybob

    Sullybob Contributor

    My mom was in town this weekend and we went binge shopping, by we I really mean her. She lives in the middle of no where and does not have access to kitchen shops or nice grocery stores.

    The final tally?
    Breville Icon blender
    Vic Firth rolling pin, I have had my eye on a new pin for about two years.
    Cooling rack
    1.5 qt Sauce pan and 9 in saute pan, Al Clad, under $100 for both of them combined. I'll be picking up the saute pan for myself next month. Who am I kidding? I'm getting the sauce too.:wink2:
    Heavy duty pie pans
    Tea pot and an assortment of teas
    Lots and lots of spices from the bulk section of Central Market
    Several kitchen tools, whisk, cheese slicer, silicone spatulas etc.
    Two cook books, one by Gordon Ramsey and one by Rick Bayless.
    Lots of fruit and cheese.
     
  19. JPM

    JPM

    Picked up this Horizon beauty a little while ago.

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  20. eightysixCJ

    eightysixCJ Contributor Contributor

    Congratulations John! That's a great cooker that will last a lifetime!:thumbup1:

    Best of luck with it!

    Tom
     

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