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Post  Megan 11/7/2010, 7:06 pm

Here's a nice video which may help you guesstimate how big of an onion you'll need to produce a certain amount of chopped onion. Bottom line is, a single 1 pound (454 g) onion will give you roughly 2 cups chopped.

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/video/default.asp?newVideo=y&docid=11779&Extcode=L0MN1BA00
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Post  middlemamma 11/7/2010, 8:18 pm

lol....

measure the onions?

Nah!!! (waves hand) I just keep chopping till it looks good....

MMMMMMMmmmmm....never can have too many onions of garlic....

Muahahahahaha....

HA! Thanks for the link Megan!
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Post  Megan 11/7/2010, 8:42 pm

LOL! I really don't measure either, except when canning... but I thought maybe someone might find it useful.
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Post  janefss2002 11/7/2010, 9:13 pm

Megan,
This is perfect for my husband, "the engineer"! This is right down his alley. He has learned so much cooking since we first met. Back then in college, a great meal for him was a cooked meat patty, a can of Veg-All, a can of baked beans (or serving of Instant Rice or serving Instant Potatoes). He was scared to "cook". I showed him cooking by recipes was nothing more than Chemistry Lab (mix this with that, etc).
When I was on months-long bed rest with my pregnancy with our daughter, he stepped up to the plate. I would find notes where he made "timelines" to get dinner on the table all at the same time.
So, Bob thanks you and I thank you. This is great! thanks
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Post  Megan 11/7/2010, 9:17 pm

Welcome, Jane! Glad it was helpful. Very Happy Here is another good website: http://www.foodsubs.com/ It is a wonderful thesaurus for cooks. You can look up foods there, see what they are used for, and how to find a good substitute if you don't have a certain thing on hand. Lots of fun browsing there.
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Post  janefss2002 11/7/2010, 9:26 pm

Megan, this is also a great website! I'm bookmarking this one, too. Hubby needs this outside help. After 30 years of marriage, if I tell him "blah, blah, blah", I'm bossy. So this is independent info (and great!).
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