Immediately or Set Up?

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 166 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 6, 2023 10:08 PM

How are you with your meals? You prefer your food immediately as finished cooking or to set up a bit?

I ask this as my wife always gets our meals completed and the second it’s done she lets me know it’s ready and urges me to get in there and make my plate. While I greatly appreciate her cooking skills and willingness…..the vast majority of our meals/foods I prefer to sit there a couple minutes and “set up” a bit.

Exceptions: steak (which is always me and the grill), eggs, pancakes…literally everything else, probably a 100 foods I prefer to be set up a bit.


Foods I strongly prefer set up: lasagna, pizza, noodles, fish, scalloped potatoes


How bout you


Automatik Senior Member
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Wed, Sep 6, 2023 10:45 PM

Fuck sake, we have reached the end gents.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Sep 6, 2023 10:49 PM
posted by Automatik

Fuck sake, we have reached the end gents.

Don’t worry, you are still top 5 cool on here


gut Senior Member
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Wed, Sep 6, 2023 10:59 PM

I prefer to eat while it's still hot, but not so hot it burns my mouth.

The only thing I'd consider letting rest is a steak, but only for a minute or two and that's usually about the time it takes from grill to fixing my plate.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Sep 6, 2023 11:05 PM
posted by gut

I prefer to eat while it's still hot, but not so hot it burns my mouth.

The only thing I'd consider letting rest is a steak, but only for a minute or two and that's usually about the time it takes from grill to fixing my plate.

I have a time trying to time out my foods we have with steak. We often go corn on cob and baked potato. Also need a bigger plate to cut steak, prep potato. Definitely 1st world troubles I know.


33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Sep 7, 2023 1:17 AM

Most meats I do the standard foil for 5 minutes off the grill. 

I would never let anything else just sit there to the point I have to then heat it up. I like to eat hot food. No I dont want it to burn my mouth, but room temp food sounds gross. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 7, 2023 8:38 AM
posted by Laley23

Most meats I do the standard foil for 5 minutes off the grill. 

I would never let anything else just sit there to the point I have to then heat it up. I like to eat hot food. No I dont want it to burn my mouth, but room temp food sounds gross. 

The lasagna would have to sit on the counter for 2 hours to get to room temp lol

Ok….so 2 hours is an exaggeration but that thing coming out in that cooking dish…..it would take forever to reach room temperature (which no one wants that way but was the comment)


birddog23 Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 7, 2023 8:54 AM

Say what?

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Sep 7, 2023 9:58 AM
posted by Ironman92

The lasagna would have to sit on the counter for 2 hours to get to room temp lol


You cooking that thing at 6,000 degrees then storing it in a damn thermos? Take the lasagna to the plate out of the oven. It'll cool to a perfect warmth by the time you sit down to eat it. Maybe a few minutes or a few blows to cool the first few bites. 

brutus161 The Navy Guy
1,688 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Sep 8, 2023 8:41 AM

21 years in the military, I don't wait for the food. As soon as it's done, I eat as quickly as possible. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Sep 8, 2023 9:41 AM

I like food

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
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Fri, Sep 8, 2023 11:02 AM
posted by Ironman92

You prefer your food immediately as finished cooking or to set up a bit?



Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 203 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Sep 8, 2023 1:19 PM

Since I don't think I have ever even heard of this "set up" thing, I'm guessing that means when it comes to food, I don't fuck around and the only answer is that if I'm hungry and there's food being cooked, I'm on it as soon as it's ready.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Sep 8, 2023 1:39 PM

The consensus is clearly that I92 is a lunatic lol

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Sep 8, 2023 3:12 PM
posted by Laley23

The consensus is clearly that I92 is a lunatic lol


Didn't need this thread for that
jmog Senior Member
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Fri, Sep 8, 2023 3:20 PM

Steaks are about the only thing to let "rest" for a few minutes. Other than that eat it when its done. 


I understand how lasagna can be boiling hot right away, plus I normally like lasagna better day 2 and reheated anyway.


But even day 1 I just take a few minutes getting the plate ready before eating it.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 166 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Sep 8, 2023 4:38 PM

I’ll do better on the next thread

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 166 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Sep 8, 2023 4:38 PM
posted by Ironman92

I’ll do better on the next thread

Couldn’t really do any worse 


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