Food Thread: Tableside Prep Is Usually Theatrics...Usually [CBD]

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Everyone has seen it....from the Benihana craziness to boning a fish with a flourish. Most of it is just silly posturing, and really doesn't belong in the "food" category, but rather the "entertainment" category.

But....recently I had a Caesar salad made at the table and I wondered whether the freshness of the dressing made any difference. Admittedly, the dressing was superb...better than mine...so it might just be a fine recipe.

Of course, at the same restaurant 30 minutes later they prepared a pasta inside a half wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. Boy, did I think that was stupid? Yup...right up until I tasted it. Fantastic stuff.

I doubt that it needed to be done three feet from me, but it was fun, and the waiter scraped some of the detritus from the sides of the wheel and put them on my plate, so there's that!

In general? I'll pass. But it was amusing and quite good.

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No, this has nothing to do with anything, other than it is immensely amusing and it was discussed in an earlier thread. Although....I don't like peaches very much, so perhaps the advice is sound.

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I was wandering through the supermarket last week and came across some fresh fava beans. I had eaten a fantastic preparation of them at a Greek restaurant a few days before, so I grabbed a dozen pods, not knowing what the hell I was going to do with them.

I blanched the beans, removed the membrane, and then sauteed with some rough-chopped grape tomatoes that I had salted to get some of the excess liquid out of. A few herbs, some olive oil, then deglazed with white wine.

Fantastic! And trivially easy. It would probably be best with liver and a nice Chianti, but I did the best I could.

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Just a bit of culinary advice.....

In my world eating tacks is preferable to eating bananas, kidneys and calf's brains.

What about the Horde? Truly repulsive foods?

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Spanish Chicken With Chorizo And Potatoes from Nigella Lawson, via Provenance Village Butcher sounds fantastic. Except the recipe is for a different dish. What a tease! The recipe is for lamb in coconut milk and curry. It sounds good.
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I was poking around my recipes and found a planked salmon recipe. I hadn't made it in probably 10 years, but I recall it was nice. Does anyone still use cedar planks? It was quite the fad a long time ago, but i haven't seen it much recently. Eh....I have a few planks sitting in the back of a cupboard, so I'll probably try this again.

Reading the recipe makes me very suspicious of the cooking time. 20 minutes seems like an awfully long time for salmon to spend in a hot oven. If you try this, be careful! And 10 minutes under the broiler is ridiculous.

Planked Salmon with Honey-Balsamic Glaze


  • 1 whole side of salmon, or 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, preferably gray salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Melted butter, for brushing salmon
  • 2 untreated cedar planks, each about 5 by 12-inches, soaked in water to cover for at least 12 hours (available at hardware stores)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for oiling the planks

    Preheat the broiler. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

    If using a side of salmon, cut about halfway through the flesh about every 5 to 6-inches so there are some spaces for the glazes to sink in. If using salmon fillets, slice about 8 to 10 sliced angles into flesh, to help flesh more completely soak in the glaze.

    In a small bowl or cup, mix the salt, pepper, and dry mustard.

    In a medium glass bowl, heat the honey in the microwave for 30 seconds to liquefy further. Remove from the microwave and mix in balsamic vinegar.

    Brush the top of the salmon fillets (not the skin side) with the melted butter. Season the flesh side with the spice mixture. Brush with the honey-balsamic mixture, reserving some for later.

    Put the soaked planks under the hot broiler, about 5 inches from the heat source, until the wood is browned on top, about 3 minutes. With tongs, carefully remove the planks from the oven.

    Immediately brush the browned surface with olive oil, then lay the salmon fillets on the oiled surface, skin side down.

    Put 2 cookie sheets in the oven below where the planks will go to catch any glazes or juices that run off. Return the planks to the broiler and cook the fish for 10 minutes. Baste with honey-balsamic and place in oven. Cook until it is done to your taste, about 10 to 15 more minutes, or 20 minutes total for medium.

    Remove the fillets to a platter, or immediately serve directly from the planks.

    Posted by: Open Blogger at 04:10 PM




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    1 brb...

    Posted by: Chris Pagano at July 10, 2016 04:12 PM (ggrt+)

    2 Mmmm, Nigella.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:13 PM (ggrt+)

    3 If you want a performance during food preps go to a Japanese Steak house.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 04:14 PM (mpXpK)

    4 I've made that Nigella dish and it was quite good. Super easy too. I *think* I found it in her first cook book, which I adore.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 04:15 PM (eku7J)

    5 Everyone has seen it....from the Benihana craziness to boning a fish with a flourish.

    This better not be another goddamn gay fish joke!

    Posted by: Kanye West at July 10, 2016 04:15 PM (0mRoj)

    6 Is there an easy way to cook collard greens? The recipes on the net seem to involve a crock pot- which I currently don't have because it broke-and cooking them for hours. I can't recall what I did the last time. It's been a long time since i cooked collard greens.

    Thx.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:15 PM (bpZlE)

    7 Love the Gorey Gashlycrumb Tinies. Nice.

    Posted by: Mordineus at July 10, 2016 04:16 PM (Ip/T0)

    8 That reminds me, I promised a food storage post for my blog. I'll catch y'all later.

    Posted by: Country Singer at July 10, 2016 04:16 PM (GUBah)

    9 Thank heavens I thought we were stuck in that last thread forever.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:16 PM (805dc)

    10 I do a cedar planked catfish, on a bed of herbs with a few sliced jalapenos. It's delicious.

    I also occasionally do cedar planked salmon.

    It's been ridiculously hot lately to grill, although the roast pig my husband and his friends served last night was incredible. They used a large smoker and began at 5:30 yesterday morning. Fed a crowd last night.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:17 PM (1ZOkK)

    11 ....boning a fish with a flourish.

    Wasn't this type of thing covered sufficiently last thread?

    Posted by: chiefjaybob, who hates everyone at July 10, 2016 04:17 PM (G2Sc9)

    12 It is well known that presentation affects the perceived taste of foods. It won't make bad food good, but it will make quite good food great, and great food brilliant.

    Appearance and style affects the eater's mood, which affects their taste.

    This is why all the cooking shows include some portion of the grade on presentation, and why Gordon Ramsay makes fun of overblown presentation of bad food on Kitchen Nightmares.

    Posted by: Ingot9455 at July 10, 2016 04:17 PM (7Jg/P)

    13 Good food entertainment, is when you luck into finding an unusually talented pizza dough spinner.

    The rest of the process tends to be rich with additional ruffles and flourishes.

    It helps them drum up more business.



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 04:18 PM (v5iqM)

    14 In my world eating tacks is preferable to eating bananas, kidneys and calf's brains.


    Bananas? Really?

    But I'm wit ya on kidney and brains. And liver.

    My Italian mom was big on calamari. The smell alone drove me away from it. Never could stand the stuff.

    And Brussels Sprouts. The very testes of Satan himself.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 10, 2016 04:19 PM (WlGX+)

    15 Do fish have beavers?

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 04:19 PM (qUNWi)

    16 >>...boning a fish with a flourish.


    It's not the bones.

    It's the teeth that'll get ya'.

    Posted by: Pike Fucker at July 10, 2016 04:19 PM (ggrt+)

    17 There's an old joke about planked shad.

    You nail the shad to a plank, lean the plank next to the fire for three hours.

    Then you throw away the shad and eat the plank.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 10, 2016 04:19 PM (1xUj/)

    18 6
    Is there an easy way to cook collard greens? The recipes on the net seem
    to involve a crock pot- which I currently don't have because it
    broke-and cooking them for hours. I can't recall what I did the last
    time. It's been a long time since i cooked collard greens.



    Thx.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:15 PM (bpZlE)


    Saute some onion in a bit of bacon grease or oil, add well-washed, stemmed, collards with some chicken stock. We add home-dried red peppers. Season with a little salt if necessary, and fresh ground black pepper. They really don't need to be cooked to death, but we like ours tender.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:19 PM (1ZOkK)

    19 >>Good food entertainment, is when you luck into finding an unusually talented pizza dough spinner.

    The rest of the process tends to be rich with additional ruffles and flourishes.


    Tossing and spinning warms the dough up quickly. Especially in a Pizzeria where it is usually hot as balls.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:21 PM (ggrt+)

    20 I don't like peaches very much

    What???

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:22 PM (oIkQ6)

    21 J is for Joe, who loves to eat paste.

    Posted by: Joke Biden at July 10, 2016 04:22 PM (H9MG5)

    22 There's a great pizza place here with some amazing dough spinning talent. Vinnie Van Go-Go's. They sell pizza by the slice, and the slices are yuuge.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:22 PM (1ZOkK)

    23 B is for Barry who craves consuming canine.

    Posted by: SCOAMF at July 10, 2016 04:23 PM (H9MG5)

    24 Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:22 PM (oIkQ6)

    Not "Peaches,"..."peaches!"

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2016 04:23 PM (Zu3d9)

    25 Love peaches. Have a little homemade peach ice cream left in the freezer.

    Grilled peach halves are delish in the summer in a salad.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:23 PM (1ZOkK)

    26 Peaches are either amazing or terrible. There's no in between.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 04:23 PM (eku7J)

    27 Although....I don't like peaches very much, so perhaps the advice is sound.


    Well, that's just mean. What did she ever do to you?

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 04:24 PM (OYUTe)

    28 >>I don't like peaches very much


    Hate them.

    Just touching one gives me the creeps.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:24 PM (ggrt+)

    29
    a Grand Mal Caesar Salad?

    you are a weirdo, Charlie Brown

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 04:24 PM (eIYE7)

    30 Who prepared the pasta inside the wheel of cheese, Peter Dinklage?

    CBD, you must live in One Percenter Ultra Rome. Do perfumed houris bring you plates of hummingbird tongues on toast?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:24 PM (jR7Wy)

    31 Aw, c'mon. We all love Peaches.

    Just wish she'd come around and comment a bit more often, is all I'd ask.



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 04:24 PM (v5iqM)

    32 Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 10, 2016 04:19 PM (WlGX+)

    I'll eat liver, although chicken and duck is far preferable to mammalian liver.

    And sweetbreads is one of my favorite dishes!

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2016 04:25 PM (Zu3d9)

    33 I've never heard of anyone not liking a peach.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:25 PM (1ZOkK)

    34 And Brussels Sprouts. The very testes of Satan himself.
    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 10, 2016 04:19 PM (WlGX+)
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    No no no. We covered this last week. Brussels sprouts are good.

    Cauliflower, however is Satan's warts.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:25 PM (805dc)

    35
    Nectarine > peach > plum.

    This is the order of things.

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 04:26 PM (eIYE7)

    36 Won't eat a Peach Jelly belly or Jolly Rancher, either.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:26 PM (ggrt+)

    37 I have a recipe for peach and blueberry bread I've been meaning to try.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:26 PM (1ZOkK)

    38 Fenelon,
    Just use whatever giant pot you have around. What you'd use for spaghetti sauce or chilli.
    Add ham hocks and crushed red pepper, of course.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 04:27 PM (OYUTe)

    39
    The pear is at the bottom of the fruit chain. No one likes pears. Pears are the black sheep of the fruit family.

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 04:27 PM (eIYE7)

    40 a perfect plum is a rare and wonderous thing.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:27 PM (ggrt+)

    41 >>>What about the Horde? Truly repulsive foods?
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    Egg Fvcking Salad.
    Cream Style Corn/Scalloped Corn.

    To name but a few.

    No banana splits for the CBD? Hmmm moar for me!!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 10, 2016 04:27 PM (voOPb)

    42 We are taking Boy Franpsycho to Benihana for his birthday this week. Food is meh but it's always a fun show. We went there for his tenth and he has wanted to go back every year, but we have managed to hold him off 6 years. He was Japanese in another life.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2016 04:28 PM (EZebt)

    43 I used to like kidneys sautéed with celery and onion and a little bit of wine and garlic served on toast point. My mother used to make it for breakfast. sometimes. I haven't had it in decades, but i don't see that it's all that much different than having chicken liver-which I also like or liverr with bacon and onions-which I only eat when I go out sometimes.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:28 PM (bpZlE)

    44 Oh, Pears are good if you know what you are doing with them. They pair exceptionally well with Pork.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:28 PM (ggrt+)

    45
    Which Fruit Is Best Fruit?

    Nectarine is best fruit because it is sweet, juicy, and tender BUT firm.

    Which fruit is best fruit?

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 04:28 PM (eIYE7)

    46 Egg Salad is an abomination of the lord.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:29 PM (ggrt+)

    47 Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2016 04:28 PM (EZebt)

    See! That's perfect. You are treating it as entertainment.

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2016 04:29 PM (Zu3d9)

    48 Peaches are great! A nice ripe one, full of sweetness and flavour is truly one of life's greatest pleasures.

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:29 PM (oIkQ6)

    49
    garrett is the type who hate honeydew melons, too

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 04:30 PM (eIYE7)

    50 I've always been suspicious of the Nectarine.

    Like someone was trying to slip me a Peach.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:30 PM (ggrt+)

    51 Who prepared the pasta inside the wheel of cheese, Peter Dinklage?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:24 PM (jR7Wy)

    Reason #34,093 why I love this place.

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2016 04:30 PM (Zu3d9)

    52 So on July 4 I had some guests over to my place. Reason being is that the best fireworks in the KC area go off almost right above my place.

    Anyhow, my sister put together a plate of different cheeses and meats. But one of the cheeses was amazing. Hard to describe, but tart, spicy, sharp, I don't know what. I fell in love with it, and I'm not particularly a lover of spicy food.

    But a slice or bit of that cheese, washed down with some beer is incredible. It's called Fiery Spice, made by a British company. Gonna have to try it on a burger.

    Posted by: HH at July 10, 2016 04:30 PM (DrCtv)

    53 Brussels sprouts are Satan's dingleberries.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:30 PM (0mRoj)

    54

    THEN WHO CANTELOOP?

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 04:31 PM (eIYE7)

    55 Nope. Never met a melon I didn't like.

    ...yes, I'm looking at you - Giada.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:31 PM (ggrt+)

    56 In the case of teppanyaki-prepared steak, you want it done right in front of you because the chef will grill it with precision and the bite-sized chunks the steak is chopped into will cool quickly if it's done close to rare.


    A place to drool over: http://preview.tinyurl.com/z4bzhjs

    Posted by: pookysgirl at July 10, 2016 04:31 PM (K27gs)

    57 I hate the thought of calves liver.

    I like chicken livers, and one of the best pasta dishes I've had was one with chicken livers at an old Italian place in Atlanta years ago. I found a recipe that sounds pretty close in a Marcella Hazan cookbook.

    Oh, and I bought the Marcella Hazan cookbook at a used bookstore in ATL many years ago, and only noticed a few years ago that it's autographed!

    Paid $1 for the book.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:31 PM (1ZOkK)

    58 Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 04:27 PM (OYUTe)

    Are you supposed to cook them for hours?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:32 PM (bpZlE)

    59 I love peaches. Om nom slurp pffl nom slurp.

    A little messy but very yummy.

    Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 10, 2016 04:32 PM (6FqZa)

    60 I will eat anything, cooked or raw or still marginally alive. I like everything. I'll eat the brains and the organs and the sweetbreads. If it was a fish I'll love the roe.

    I will not, however, eat lima beans.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 10, 2016 04:32 PM (1xUj/)

    61 Peach cobbler? Peach crisp? No? So much hate.

    I actually used to hate them too. The fuzzy skin and it's too much work to peel them. The canned peaches are so gross and soaked in sugar water. They always sell them so underripe in the stores where they aren't edible. We have these Palisade peaches here that I discovered last summer. They are picked at the last minute when they are actually perfectly ripe and sweet. They sell them on the side of road in the late summer from makeshift stands. That kind was the first peach I could eat like an apple.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 04:33 PM (6IPEM)

    62 I use pears in a ham, gruyere, and pear Panini. I use a fig walnut chutney on the inside of the bread.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 10, 2016 04:33 PM (lzz/G)

    63 Cream Style Corn/Scalloped Corn.

    Yup....creamed corn and Lima beans.

    Nasty nasty.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 04:33 PM (qUNWi)

    64 I usually can't seem to get any plums that taste good. They're not sweet or the consistency is wrong. Not one of my favorite fruits.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:33 PM (bpZlE)

    65 >>Of course, at the same restaurant 30 minutes later they prepared a pasta inside a half wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. Boy, did I think that was stupid? Yup...right up until I tasted it. Fantastic stuff.

    A local place does that too. Supposed to be good.

    I ate at la Madeline for lunch, but otherwise have no other food thoughts.

    Posted by: Lea at July 10, 2016 04:34 PM (NMBsb)

    66 I agree about bananas. Albino turds in a yellow wrapper. Hearts are also pretty vile.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:34 PM (0mRoj)

    67 Any kind of melon is nasty too.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 04:34 PM (qUNWi)

    68 48
    Peaches are great! A nice ripe one, full of sweetness and flavour is truly one of life's greatest pleasures.

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:29 PM (oIkQ6)


    Thank you! Nothing like standing over the kitchen sink, eating a still warm peach, with the juice dripping off your chin.


    Also, brandied peaches during the holidays for the win.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:34 PM (1ZOkK)

    69 Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 04:31 PM (ggrt+)

    Rumor has it that her divorce was precipitated by a little Bobby Flay on the side....

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2016 04:34 PM (Zu3d9)

    70 >>I don't like peaches very much

    Yankee.

    Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at July 10, 2016 04:34 PM (t5zYU)

    71 Obligatory.

    http://youtu.be/wvAnQqVJ3XQ

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:34 PM (oIkQ6)

    72 6
    Is there an easy way to cook collard greens? The recipes on the net seem
    to involve a crock pot- which I currently don't have because it
    broke-and cooking them for hours. I can't recall what I did the last
    time. It's been a long time since i cooked collard greens.



    Thx.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:15 PM (bpZlE)

    This looks like an easy recipe from Paula Dean and her being from the South should know collards.
    http://tinyurl.com/lq4s6cp

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 04:35 PM (mpXpK)

    73 And sweetbreads is one of my favorite dishes!

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2016 04:25 PM (Zu3d9)
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    There were sweetbreads at every family event when I was a kid. I ate them and loved them until I found out they were not bread. Same thing with tongue. I thought it was just a name for cold cuts, like pastrami. What peasant thought that slicing and serving a cow's tongue was a good idea?

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2016 04:35 PM (EZebt)

    74 Lima beans are also of their father the devil.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:36 PM (0mRoj)

    75 Rumor has it that her divorce was precipitated by a little Bobby Flay on the side....

    I hate you, Bobby.

    He was banging Stephanie March for a while too.

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:36 PM (oIkQ6)

    76 I hate you, Bobby.



    He was banging Stephanie March for a while too.

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:36 PM (oIkQ6)


    He was *married* to Stephanie March. He cheated on her with Giada.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:37 PM (1ZOkK)

    77 >>>Any kind of melon is nasty too.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 04:34 PM (qUNWi)<<<

    Fuck all you dirty mother fucking cocksuckers. Beaker... attack!!!

    Posted by: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew at July 10, 2016 04:37 PM (H9MG5)

    78 Mortadella - disgusting

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 10, 2016 04:38 PM (lzz/G)

    79 Okra is pretty disgusting. I don't like furry food.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 04:38 PM (6IPEM)

    80 >>What about the Horde? Truly repulsive foods?

    I don't like kimchee, monkfish liver, or blood sausage and I'm not a fan of that pickled ginger they serve with sushi. I have an on and off (mostly off) thing with tarragon.

    Other than that, I'll eat almost anything.

    Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at July 10, 2016 04:38 PM (t5zYU)

    81 He was *married* to Stephanie March.

    Did not realize that. What a shame!

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:38 PM (oIkQ6)

    82 Last night I tried to make a green apple cobbler. The Gravenstein is self culling immature apples, and you can always find some this time of year that are tart but sweet enough to cook with.

    I blew the cobbler by not putting sugar in it, and using oats. (brain fart, I was also trying to make an apple crisp)
    The crust was heavy and dull, but the apples were tasty.

    Cooking with green apples is a childhood thing. Mom was a depression baby, and raised a large family in similar conditions, so green apples were one of the first fruits to make it to the table in the early summer.


    Hot applesauce goes well with ham, I am planning on getting a ham so fresh applesauce is on the menu.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 04:38 PM (ry34m)

    83 33
    I've never heard of anyone not liking a peach.


    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:25 PM (1ZOkK)


    I first ate a fresh one in Europe when I was 15. When I was growing up with my folks, the produce section was in cans.

    Posted by: Obi-wan Kenobi at July 10, 2016 04:38 PM (EzgxV)

    84 I like my butts shaped like a peach.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 04:38 PM (MNgU2)

    85
    Yeah mortadella alone.
    But you can't have an Italian sub without it.

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 04:39 PM (eIYE7)

    86 79 Okra is pretty disgusting. I don't like furry food.
    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 04:38 PM (6IPEM)

    Fried okra is good stuff.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:39 PM (0mRoj)

    87 Never fails -- change nic back, don't post, change threads, and.....blammo!

    Posted by: cthulhu at July 10, 2016 04:39 PM (EzgxV)

    88 As a forager, July's a bit of a bore, but July is the month for Day Lilies, one of the very best and easiest to harvest of the wild foods.

    The large, tawny-orange flowers of the rather attractive yet invasively weedy Common Day Lily can be spotted in old yards, empty lots, treelines, woodland margins and any unkempt landscape feature (tree boxes, gardens etc.) If there's a house on your street that's been up for sale and not been lived in for a while, chances are you'll find day lilies in the yard.

    The common Day Lily stands about chest-high and grows in clonal groves. You rarely see just one. The buds and flowers (including opening and withered flowers) are edible. So are the roots and young shoots, but July is the time for the buds and flowers. The buds sort of resemble green beans and taste, to me, like a combination of green beans and mushrooms all in one (but it's very difficult to describe the taste of wild foods.)

    2 things I like about the Day Lily: they produce an enormous abundance of buds, making them extremely easy to pick, and their unique orange color makes them easy to spot.

    My favorite, quick and simple way to fix the buds and flowers is to wash them, simmer in a little bit of water till tender (they don't take long, 6-8 minutes), then fry them in a little oil with diced green onion (preferably wild) and some panko breadcrumbs. Then serve with soy sauce. S & P to taste.

    But they are very versatile and can be used in many ways like any vegetable.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 10, 2016 04:39 PM (WlGX+)

    89 I don't understand all the fruit hate. Did someone shove a melon in ya'll's faces on the playground??

    As far as peeling a fresh peach, dip it in some simmering water for a few seconds, and the skin slips right off.

    Actually, I spent a summer during high school working in a peach shed in upstate SC. WORST JOB EVER.

    Would go home every night covered in peach fuzz. Wouldn't eat a peach for years.

    Then I got over it.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (1ZOkK)

    90 Okra is pretty disgusting. I don't like furry food.


    Fried okra, however, is great!

    In fact, anything fried is great!

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (oIkQ6)

    91 Chitlins nastiest food on earth.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (MNgU2)

    92 Okra and kim chee are two things that are disgusting that I like to eat.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (qUNWi)

    93 I'm disappointed in my fellow Morons n' 'Ettes.

    My post about the pizza at #13 was damn near Muldoon~worthy punishment, and nary a comment or agonized groan to be had.

    Y'all need some coffee or something. Stuff like that normally doesn't get passed by without a few requisite smartass remarks, 'round heah!



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (v5iqM)

    94 The flavor of plums is all in the peel.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (eku7J)

    95 91 Chitlins nastiest food on earth.
    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (MNgU2)

    I will not eat anything through which shit has been routinely extruded.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (0mRoj)

    96 Truly repulsive foods?

    Cheetoh's, especially the new variations. Because I'm staring right at the list of ingredients and still can't stop myself.

    Ok, it's me that I find repulsive in that case. But I blame the Cheetoh's.

    Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (J3phO)

    97 Because of my hectic work schedule I'm starting to dabble in the world of mason jar meals.

    Has anyone done this over an extended period of time and can you prep an entire week of food and it still be good/palatable on day 5?

    Posted by: Kreplach at July 10, 2016 04:41 PM (Z/FKv)

    98 I watched a leg of lamb go from 5 pounds to squeezings in about 15 seconds last night. Today, it's guacamole bacon cheeseburgers. At this rate, I may have to open my own restaurant.

    Posted by: Fritz at July 10, 2016 04:41 PM (oia+s)

    99 That sort of unnecessary theatrical performance reminds me of the show the GOP puts on every day.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 04:41 PM (Sfs6o)

    100 For Moki:

    Dairy-free chocolate cake and chocolate icing!

    The cake is just an adaptation of Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate Cake."

    2 c. sugar
    2 c. flour
    3/4 c. cocoa
    1.5 tsp. baking powder
    1.5 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp. salt
    2 eggs
    1 c. almond milk
    1/2 c. vegetable oil (I usually use safflower, but anything light-tasting)
    2 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 c. hot coffee

    Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 9" round pans. I like to cut wax paper circles to fit the bottom of the pans, then grease the pans, put the circles in, grease them, then flour everything.

    Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then add add eggs, almond milk, veg oil, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes, then stir in hot coffee. The batter will be really thin, don't worry about it. Pour into pans, bake 35 - 40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Let rest in pans 10 minutes after baking, then turn out on cooling racks and cool completely.

    Chocolate Frosting:

    1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
    1/3 cup coconut oil
    2 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 1/4 cup powdered sugar (may need more, or less)

    Melt chocolate chips with coconut oil over low heat. Take off heat, stir in vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating with beaters. Add enough powdered sugar to give the frosting spreading consistency. You may need to add a little almond milk if you put too much powdered sugar in.

    This makes enough to cover the cake in a thin layer, which is how my family likes it. If you like more frosting, you might want to do 1.5 times the recipe.

    I think the Kirkland brand chocolate chips are dairy-free, or used to be. I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips, which I got at Target (last year!) but I think can be found at Giant and certainly Amazon.


    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:41 PM (805dc)

    101 I will not eat anything through which shit has been routinely extruded.


    Grape jelly or syrup?

    *runs*

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:41 PM (oIkQ6)

    102 Repulsive?.....Liver....some folks like it and that's fine.....I remember the first time I tasted it, I was about 5 yo. It hasn't gotten any better.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 04:41 PM (Yi9Gb)

    103 When I'm having teppanyaki (e.g. at Benihana), I always wonder, "what would this guy's career be like if his mom had told him to stop playing with his food?"

    Posted by: cthulhu at July 10, 2016 04:42 PM (EzgxV)

    104 >>6 Is there an easy way to cook collard greens?

    I've posted this before, but it is the best thing on the planet:

    http://gardenandgun.com/article/cast-iron-recipe-kilt-greens-bacon-jam

    Make up the "jam." You'll have leftovers which seem to keep fine in the fridge for several weeks.

    I find a lot of recipes call for overcooking greens. If you trim them carefully and blanch them, I don't think they need much more than maybe 15 minutes sauteed (or kind of braised, really) on the stove top. YMMV.

    Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at July 10, 2016 04:42 PM (t5zYU)

    105 Fresh figs are the sexy Caravaggio rent boy of the fruit world. I always want to paint a still life when I cut one open.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:42 PM (jR7Wy)

    106 Are you supposed to cook them for hours?
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke
    -----------------
    Not necessarily. I've had great collards propped & cooked in an hour, and also cooked all day for 8.
    My own vary (I guess depending on size/freshness of the leaves), but I probably average 2 hrs +? But I like a smoked turkey leg, or ham hock or other good meat to floor them. plus garlic, hot peppers & vingar, natch.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 04:42 PM (OYUTe)

    107 15
    Do fish have beavers?

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 04:19 PM (qUNWi)
    Let's ask Led Zeppelin.

    Posted by: scrood at July 10, 2016 04:42 PM (3b9U4)

    108 I made fried okra last week. Split it lengthwise, coated with flour, dipped in buttermilk, then coated in cornmeal. Husband swooned over it.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:42 PM (1ZOkK)

    109 Fried okra is the bomb.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 04:43 PM (Sfs6o)

    110 101 I will not eat anything through which shit has been routinely extruded.


    Grape jelly or syrup?

    *runs*
    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:41 PM (oIkQ6)


    *establishes sight picture*
    *tracks target*
    *deep breath*
    *slow controlled exhale*

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:43 PM (0mRoj)

    111 Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (0mRoj)

    You got that right brother. I tried it two times. First time and last time.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 04:44 PM (MNgU2)

    112 56
    In the case of teppanyaki-prepared steak, you want it done right in
    front of you because the chef will grill it with precision and the
    bite-sized chunks the steak is chopped into will cool quickly if it's
    done close to rare.


    A place to drool over: http://preview.tinyurl.com/z4bzhjs


    Posted by: pookysgirl at July 10, 2016 04:31 PM (K27gs)


    Yeah, if you're interrupted right as the food comes off the iron and come back five minutes later, the food is meh.

    Posted by: cthulhu at July 10, 2016 04:44 PM (EzgxV)

    113 100 bluebell - is that low carb at a serving size greater than the molecular level?

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 04:45 PM (Sfs6o)

    114 >>>>> Chitlins nastiest food on earth.
    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (MNgU2)
    -----
    I will not eat anything through which shit has been routinely extruded.
    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM
    ----
    Wait. What's Chitlins? Intestines?
    I have to agree. I went to a soul food restaurant thinking it would be an adventure and fun. Some of the worst food I have her had. That and Ethiopan food.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 04:45 PM (6IPEM)

    115 105
    Fresh figs are the sexy Caravaggio rent boy of the fruit world. I always want to paint a still life when I cut one open.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:42 PM (jR7Wy)


    Our several years old fig tree is finally producing a nice amount of figs. Have deer fencing around it, but the squirrels can still get to it.

    We have a Mexican pindo palm in the front yard that has fruit on it now. I bought some palm jam in SC one year and it was great. The fruit has a grape-like taste, and the birds, squirrels and deer go nuts over it.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:45 PM (1ZOkK)

    116 63
    Cream Style Corn/Scalloped Corn.



    Yup....creamed corn and Lima beans.



    Nasty nasty.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 04:33 PM (qUNWi)


    *Uttered a la "Balzac!"*



    Mayonnaise.



    Posted by: cthulhu at July 10, 2016 04:46 PM (EzgxV)

    117 Truly repulsive foods: baloot (? Spelling) It's considered a delicacy in the Philippines.

    Posted by: YYYMale at July 10, 2016 04:46 PM (D/SQY)

    118 *establishes sight picture*
    *tracks target*
    *deep breath*
    *slow controlled exhale*



    *runs in zig-zag pattern*
    *handsprings and cartwheels*
    *feints left and sprints right*

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:46 PM (oIkQ6)

    119 Interesting. I would have thought that ceasar (however it's spelled) dressing would improve over time, after giving the flavors time to meld.


    So far, the best ceasar (damn that word) dressing I've had was at (of all places) Cotton Patch Cafe. It's the perfect balance of garlicky umami and it is amazing.

    Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 10, 2016 04:46 PM (+eR2D)

    120 When I started high school, I came home covered in peachfuzz, too.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 04:46 PM (OYUTe)

    121 All this peach talk and I'm letting one languish uneaten!

    BRB.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:47 PM (jR7Wy)

    122 When our figs ripen, I'm going to stuff some with local goat cheese, wrap in prosciutto, and quickly grill.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:47 PM (1ZOkK)

    123 California banned Caesar salad dressing made with raw egg for a while, until even the resident hipsters complained about the stupid law and got it changed. I heard a rumor some jurisdictions require restaurants make the dressing in front of the customer so that they understand it contains a raw egg.

    Posted by: Socratease at July 10, 2016 04:47 PM (2GbWn)

    124 I had heard of okra but never tasted it till I moved to Texas for a couple years in the mid-Eighties, where it was all over the menus.

    I can take it or leave it. Just kinda "meh." I ate it when I lived in Texas but rarely since moving back to Yakeedom.



    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 10, 2016 04:47 PM (WlGX+)

    125 Creamed corn is a great secret ingredient in cornbread batter.

    Other than that, it's right there with waterboarding in it's cruel inhumanity.



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 04:47 PM (v5iqM)

    126 Wait. What's Chitlins? Intestines?
    I have to agree. I went to a soul food restaurant thinking it would be an adventure and fun. Some of the worst food I have her had. That and Ethiopan food.
    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 04:45 PM (6IPEM)

    Yes. Chitlins are pig intestines. Otherwise, good soul food is awesome. Fried pork chops, homemade mac and cheese, black eyed peas with bacon or ham hock... Mmmm good!

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:48 PM (0mRoj)

    127 113 100 bluebell - is that low carb at a serving size greater than the molecular level?
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 04:45 PM (Sfs6o)
    -----------------

    That's the beauty of this recipe - when you cut the cake, the carbs fall out!

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:48 PM (805dc)

    128 Growing up in Texas, my father had an annual ritual that I both loved/hated.

    The first Saturday of July, we were awakened at the buttcrack of dawn, piled into the Chevy Caprice which had no air conditioning (did I mention this was July in Texas) and drove for two or so hours to De Leon, in Parker County.
    To pick peaches.

    Dad had a friend, most likely and old army buddy, who owned a peach orchard, and every year we would go and pick bushels and bushels of peaches. His friend would hoist me on a horse, and let me ride through the orchard, and told me to feed the horse, and myself, a peach every little bit.

    The hate part came after four to five hours of picking peaches in July Texas heat, with little access to water. Because after that first peach's juice runs down your face, arms, legs, and everywhere else, the flies come. And the mosquitoes. And the bees. Dad would just tell me to pick faster, so I could outrun them. He was a little bit mean.

    But at the end of the sweating, bee filled torture, we would haul home bushels and bushels of peaches, which we would make into the most amazing cobblers, ice cream, preserves, and my favorite, spiced canned peaches. These were not your every day grocery store peaches. These were doused in cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and a dash of vinegar, along with the copious amounts of sugar, and pressure canned for the winter. And those were an absolute treat when it was cold (okay, cool, it's still Texas) warmed with a dollop of whipped cream.


    I miss my dad, and I miss the summer traditions he created. I don't really miss the flies, mosquitoes, bees or dried peach juice too awfully much.

    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 04:48 PM (ezHMO)

    129 CBD-I guess you're not a particularly sanguine mood today (Given current events it's understandable, but I hope nothing else difficult is going on for you)) because first we have a thread about cutting edge technology in prostrate exams and now a post about "What foods do you really loathe?" ;^)

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:48 PM (bpZlE)

    130 I will not eat anything through which shit has been routinely extruded.
    Posted by: Insomniac
    -----------------
    Never eat sausage with natural casings?

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 04:49 PM (OYUTe)

    131 77
    >>>Any kind of melon is nasty too.



    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 04:34 PM (qUNWi)<<<

    Fuck all you dirty mother fucking cocksuckers. Beaker... attack!!!


    Posted by: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew at July 10, 2016 04:37 PM (H9MG5)


    Heh. I'm actually wearing this shirt -- http://shirt.woot.com/offers /using-your-melon?ref=cnt_ctlg_dgn_0

    Posted by: cthulhu at July 10, 2016 04:49 PM (EzgxV)

    132
    *runs in zig-zag pattern*
    *handsprings and cartwheels*
    *feints left and sprints right*
    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:46 PM (oIkQ6)
    -----------

    "Serpentine! Serpentine!"

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:49 PM (805dc)

    133 I miss okra either fried or in gumbo.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 04:49 PM (Sfs6o)

    134 127 genius!

    Hey - how was your son's baseball game yesterday?

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 04:50 PM (Sfs6o)

    135 100 For Moki:

    Dairy-free chocolate cake and chocolate icing!



    The perfect birthday present!!!!!

    Thank you bluebell, I can't wait to try it!!!

    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 04:50 PM (ezHMO)

    136 Hey - how was your son's baseball game yesterday?
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 04:50 PM (Sfs6o)
    ------------

    They won! 2-0. My son pitched 7 beautiful innings. So next weekend we go to the state tournament.

    That's the good news. The bad news is that it's in Bad News (right, Chi?)

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:51 PM (805dc)

    137 *runs in zig-zag pattern*
    *handsprings and cartwheels*
    *feints left and sprints right*
    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:46 PM (oIkQ6)

    Die tired it is.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:52 PM (0mRoj)

    138 OK, first go look up morcilla. OMG that is wonderful

    Then, of course there is sauteed chicken livers, peppered, made into a burrito with melted cheddar and cottage cheese

    And of course lengua burritos. Ain't touching the tripas, but lengua is tasty-tasty.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 04:52 PM (ry34m)

    139 89
    I don't understand all the fruit hate. Did someone shove a melon in ya'll's faces on the playground??

    As far as peeling a fresh peach, dip it in some simmering water for a few seconds, and the skin slips right off.

    Actually, I spent a summer during high school working in a peach shed in upstate SC. WORST JOB EVER.

    Would go home every night covered in peach fuzz. Wouldn't eat a peach for years.

    Then I got over it.


    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:40 PM (1ZOkK)


    I have a friend who worked one summer in a peach shed in the Central Valley of California. He would concur with "WORST JOB EVER."

    Posted by: cthulhu at July 10, 2016 04:52 PM (EzgxV)

    140 There's a Nigella recipe for a chocolate lava cake I've had for ages (but for some reason I always forget about it when we have dinner guests).

    I need to find it. It's super easy, and can be made and refrigerated, and put in the oven during dinner.

    Best.Lava.Cake.Ever. OMG.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:52 PM (1ZOkK)

    141 There's a great pizza place here with some amazing
    dough spinning talent. Vinnie Van Go-Go's. They sell pizza by the slice,
    and the slices are yuuge.


    Posted by: Jane D'oh

    I've eaten there several times, and yes, they do have great pizza.

    I've always been there in the Spring, when it's relatively cool in Savannah. I would hate to think what it's like making pizza there during the summer.

    Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at July 10, 2016 04:52 PM (RFeQD)

    142 The only peaches I've had that are good are the local ones in very early summer. Grocery store peaches are a waste of money. Nectarines are slightly better quality for store.

    I love summer fruits but grocery store peaches are an abomination.

    Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 10, 2016 04:52 PM (+eR2D)

    143 Don't liked octopus. I can't eat calamari if it's prepared well such as dipped in corn meal and friend and served with a spicy-sweet side sauce, but Octopus-no.

    Don't like sweetbreads although I ate that as a child too.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:52 PM (bpZlE)

    144 122 When our figs ripen, I'm going to stuff some with local goat cheese, wrap in prosciutto, and quickly grill.
    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:47 PM (1ZOkK)
    ---
    See? UltraRome!

    I'm so jealous.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:53 PM (jR7Wy)

    145 I told the Vietnamese store owner that I don't eat balut from lack of imagination: I can't imagine why I would ever try to eat something like that.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 04:53 PM (ry34m)

    146 I worked for a Japanese company for a few years. Always attended the dinners when our Japanese manager entertained visiting Japanese clients. I had to be as polite as possible as I dined at authentic out of the way Japanese restaurants watching them it fish eyes and boiled octopus. I always ordered chicken teriyaki when possible but that was even gross as they normally leave on the pimply soft skin on it. Most of the time the meals were served family style on a big ass lazy Suzy. I limited myself just to rice and Japanese beer on many a night.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 04:53 PM (MNgU2)

    147 137 If you hear the bullet, you weren't the target.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 04:53 PM (Sfs6o)

    148 Moki, I hope you like it. It's a big hit here. The cake is very chocolatey, and very moist.

    And all those peaches you had in Texas . . . yum yum yum. Lucky you. I love peaches in all their incarnations.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:53 PM (805dc)

    149 143 Don't liked octopus. I can't eat calamari if it's prepared well such as dipped in corn meal and friend and served with a spicy-sweet side sauce, but Octopus-no.

    Don't like sweetbreads although I ate that as a child too.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:52 PM (bpZlE)

    Love calamari. Never had sweetbreads. The very idea skeeves me out.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:53 PM (0mRoj)

    150 Name of Nigella's lava cake: Molten Chocolate Baby Cakes.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:53 PM (1ZOkK)

    151 Sorry-meant I "can" eat calamari

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:53 PM (bpZlE)

    152 Lengua -- tongue?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:54 PM (jR7Wy)

    153 *deploys smoke*

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:54 PM (oIkQ6)

    154 152 Lengua -- tongue?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:54 PM (jR7Wy)

    Si.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:55 PM (0mRoj)

    155 Dipped in cornbread and friend-I just shouldn't type today. Sigh

    Fried, not friend.

    I have never dipped any of my friends in cornbread and served them with a side sauce. I profoundly hope I will never need to.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:55 PM (bpZlE)

    156 Lutefisk. Cod pickled in lye. Top of the list for the most repellent food, tastes as bad as it looks and smells.

    Posted by: museisluse at July 10, 2016 04:55 PM (nskAg)

    157 153
    *deploys smoke*

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:54 PM (oIkQ6)


    Like he said, you're just gonna die tired.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:55 PM (1ZOkK)

    158 I had beef tongue as a kid-have always liked it.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:56 PM (bpZlE)

    159
    Speaking of Japanese things...

    Yesterday I watched a couple of minutes of ladies golf. All the players were Orientals. And young, like under 25.


    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 04:56 PM (eIYE7)

    160 150 Name of Nigella's lava cake: Molten Chocolate Baby Cakes.
    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:53 PM (1ZOkK)
    ----------------

    I've made them. I have her "How to be a Domestic Goddess" cookbook. That is a great recipe.

    I guess I need to make every recipe in that book to become a domestic goddess, though.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:56 PM (805dc)

    161 >>>> my favorite, spiced canned peaches. These were not your every day grocery store peaches. These were doused in cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and a dash of vinegar, along with the copious amounts of sugar, and pressure canned for the winter.
    ----
    I think I know exactly what you're talking about, Moki. I got a scholarship to graduate school from a Jewish Women's Civic group and they had a luncheon to honor their scholarship recipients. They served this amazing spiced peach dessert. I think you call it a compote. All the spices you described except for the vinegar sound exactly right. I need to try to make that during the winter months.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 04:56 PM (6IPEM)

    162 I love length tacos.
    I guess the trip as is tripe? No thanks.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 04:56 PM (OYUTe)

    163 I don't understand the hate for cream style corn. I love it, especially the Green Giant frozen kind. As for "soul food" it is nothing more than southern cooking that got that name when blacks started moving North at the end of WWII.


    And when I want collards I go to one of the local "country kitchens" that usually have old black women cooking in the kitchen. We are all going to be worse off when those old cooks, black or white, die off. I have found that the younger girls of today grow up not knowing how to cook.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 04:57 PM (mpXpK)

    164 Went for a walk along the upper Niagara River earlier and came home with a quart of mulberries. That's why I always keep a few tupperware containers in my backpack.

    Too bad they're so damn highly perishable. Got to eat them right away, or make jelly right away. I'm just eating them fresh. Both the red and the white mulberries are in full fruit. Got eaten half alive by mosquitoes though while pickin' them.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 10, 2016 04:57 PM (WlGX+)

    165 *lengua, dammit.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 04:57 PM (OYUTe)

    166 I hear Sharon Stone has a pretty long taco.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 04:58 PM (qUNWi)

    167 I wouldn't eat peaches for years after getting deathly sick on peach snaaps at a college Christmas party. That's what I get for drinking like a pussy.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 04:58 PM (MNgU2)

    168 Haven't tried it, but I will tell you the launch codes if you promise I never have to:

    Jellied eels.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:58 PM (jR7Wy)

    169 153 *deploys smoke*
    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 04:54 PM (oIkQ6)

    *goes to IR*

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 04:58 PM (0mRoj)

    170 I love most fruit but a can't abide papayas, but I can eat the spicy green papaya salad that Thais make.
    My favorites are the non-astringent persimmons. They are sweet and crisp.
    No Lima beans here {{{shudders}}}

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 04:59 PM (xVgrA)

    171 I have never dipped any of my friends in cornbread and served them with a side sauce. I profoundly hope I will never need to.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 04:55 PM (bpZlE)
    ---------------

    Fen dear, I know you always SAY these things are typos, but when they happen at such an alarming rate . . . . if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck . . . .

    Of course, I'm taking my life in my hands just typing this.



    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:59 PM (805dc)

    172 Worst bikes-

    Brussel sprouts and cauliflower are served in hell everyday for every meal.

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 04:59 PM (CTtEr)

    173 My grandmother used to put up spiced peaches, and also made the best fig preserves.

    I can't even think of those things without missing her and getting tears in my eyes.

    My late aunt made brandied peaches. We always had those during the holidays, as well.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 04:59 PM (1ZOkK)

    174 Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 04:56 PM (eIYE7)

    Mostly Koreans.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:00 PM (MNgU2)

    175 *goes to IR*


    *sets fires*

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:00 PM (oIkQ6)

    176 Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 04:59 PM (CTtEr)

    Worst bikes? Wth kind of autocorrect was that?

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 05:00 PM (CTtEr)

    177 Disgusting food? Chitlings, hands down. One of the girls in the AF barracks in Korea cooked up a pot of them, one Sunday. It smelled so gross - like bacon and pig sh*t mixed together ... we had to open up the windows in the community barracks kitchen in early spring just to let the smell out. I told her later - I was not prejudiced or anything, and hey, ethnic food is ethnic food, but if she ever fixed chitlings again, I would honor my own ethnic heritage and boil about six heads of cabbage in the biggest pot there was ... for about six hours.

    Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 10, 2016 05:00 PM (xnmPy)

    178 Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:59 PM (805dc)

    Have we ever seen Hannibal Lechter and Fenelon in the same place at the same time?

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:00 PM (0mRoj)

    179 Good food entertainment is a strip club that serves those tasty rolla-matic hot dogs and that wonderful microwaveable pizza while you watch Naudia do her thing.



    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 10, 2016 05:00 PM (ej1L0)

    180 my favorite, spiced canned peaches. These were not your every day grocery store peaches. These were doused in cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and a dash of vinegar, along with the copious amounts of sugar, and pressure canned for the winter.
    ---
    OOh ooh this is my mom's spiced peaches and I make this every Thanksgiving (minus the canning; I just let it sit for a day or two). It goes so well with turkey or chicken, and if you can't cook this is a nice dish to bring to a gathering.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:01 PM (jR7Wy)

    181 Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:00 PM (oIkQ6)


    Ah me, I am LMAO over here.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:01 PM (0mRoj)

    182 I made a Crock-Pot recipe last night, "Italian Sausage and White Bean". That's not a typo on my part; that's what the recipe said. I thought maybe the "soup" part got cut off in a printing error. The picture on the recipe certainly looked like soup. and while it was cooking it sure looked like it was turning out to be a soup.

    But, the instant it was done, and the Crock-Pot was turned off and the lid removed, all that liquid just vanished. I was left with this dry, yet gooey, sausage-and-bean paste.

    I got the recipe from my "Official 'One Crock-Pot Recipe A Day'" desk calendar. From the manufaturers of the Crock-Pot! So, I thought I could trust it.

    It tasted fine, but the texture was awful and my nieces hated it.

    I'll try a recipe from that calendar again, but it'll have to be something that's specifically described as a soup or a stew, and calls for some extra added liquid, like, say, a quart of beef broth.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 05:01 PM (0OG8D)

    183 So autocucumber isn't just screwing with ME today?
    Its been on a tear today.
    Is it Pixy?

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 05:01 PM (OYUTe)

    184 Those giant white Lima beans suck. The smaller green baby Lima beans are good.

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 05:01 PM (CTtEr)

    185 Have we ever seen Hannibal Lechter and Fenelon in the same place at the same time?
    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:00 PM (0mRoj)
    -------------

    Now that you mention it . . . .

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:01 PM (805dc)

    186 Calamari is another name for boiled rubber bands.

    Truly repulsive food?

    Transient Barracks at Fort Dix, the home of rare chicken.

    Tofu.

    Posted by: irongrampa at July 10, 2016 05:02 PM (X35Yt)

    187 Agree about the chitlins. Ugh. Have never had the "opportunity" to try them.

    The town of Salley, SC has an annual "Chitlin Strut." I don't even want to think about it.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:02 PM (1ZOkK)

    188 Brussel sprouts and cauliflower are served in hell everyday for every meal.

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 04:59 PM (CTtEr)

    Cauliflower makes a pretty good mashed potato substitute.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:02 PM (Yi9Gb)

    189 I watched a guy eat a balut over in Olongapo City one time. I almost puked watching him eat it. I would have puked if I had not been almost as drunk as he was.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 05:02 PM (mpXpK)

    190 186 Calamari is another name for boiled rubber bands.

    Breaded and fried rubber bands, sir.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:02 PM (0mRoj)

    191 I have three words for you all.

    Warm.

    Peach.

    Cobbler.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:03 PM (Sfs6o)

    192 189 I watched a guy eat a balut over in Olongapo City one time. I almost puked watching him eat it. I would have puked if I had not been almost as drunk as he was.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 05:02 PM (mpXpK)

    That's really gnarly. Hard-boiled fetal duck? No thanks.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:03 PM (0mRoj)

    193 Cauliflower makes a pretty good mashed potato substitute.
    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:02 PM (Yi9Gb)
    -------------

    Only if you have no taste buds and no sense of smell.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:04 PM (805dc)

    194 Lengua -- tongue?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 04:54 PM (jR7Wy)


    Yup. Most wonderful food in the world if you are eating a burrito. I prefer it peeled, 'cause otherwise it seems to taste you back.

    It has the entertainment value for me for the double-takes when they bring it out to the tall, red-headed, freckled gringo.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 05:04 PM (ry34m)

    195 The town of Salley, SC has an annual "Chitlin Strut." I don't even want to think about it.
    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:02 PM (1ZOkK)

    ---
    Just go and get me a t-shirt.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:04 PM (jR7Wy)

    196 Warm.

    Peach.

    Cobbler.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:03 PM (Sfs6o)

    And bluebell vanilla ice cream last night.

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 05:04 PM (CTtEr)

    197 Had stuffed grape leaves at a wedding reception. They were wonderful. Every time since then they were teh sux!

    Posted by: Gungrabby McGrabberson at July 10, 2016 05:04 PM (/d0fy)

    198 Gaffney, SC has the Peachoid. A gigantic peach monument that looks like an ass.

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (oIkQ6)

    199 191 I have three words for you all.

    Warm.

    Peach.

    Cobbler.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:03 PM (Sfs6o)

    You just gave me a food boner.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (0mRoj)

    200 Have I mentioned putting mustard on French fries?

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (Sfs6o)

    201 Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:04 PM (805dc)


    Butter...lots.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (Yi9Gb)

    202 Love liver and onions. Beef heart is good too, properly prepared. Never had brains or kidney.

    Hate even the smell of bananas, which can be a problem, 'cause Mr. Empire loves them. I simply keep my mouth shut and endure the stink.

    Posted by: Empire1 TEXIT at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (Rk6IM)

    203 I present to the Horde, the Salley, SC Chitlin Strut:

    http://www.chitlinstrut.com/

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (1ZOkK)

    204 198 Gaffney, SC has the Peachoid. A gigantic peach monument that looks like an ass.
    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (oIkQ6)

    Yes! The skybutt! Been by it many times.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (0mRoj)

    205 I'm doing baked apples in a rum raisin sauce to go with the pork chops tonight.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 10, 2016 05:06 PM (lzz/G)

    206 >>>> I love most fruit but a can't abide papayas
    ----
    Yes, lindafell, hands down papayas are the worst, nastiest fruit ever. They were on sale and I thought Hey, I've never tried a papaya. I made s smoothie with it and gagged.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 05:06 PM (6IPEM)

    207 My brother who served as an officer on oil tankers, told me about trying monkey brains overseas. And his description of prep was worse than at possible taste.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:06 PM (MNgU2)

    208 198 Are you referring to the water tower on the wast side of I-95?

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:06 PM (Sfs6o)

    209 201 Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:04 PM (805dc)


    Butter...lots.
    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (Yi9Gb)

    Of course.

    Posted by: Marlon Brando at July 10, 2016 05:06 PM (0mRoj)

    210 Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:59 PM (805dc)

    I am a lousy typist. I freely admit that, but not ALL the typos are because of my execrable typing ability. Some are weird autocorrect corrections that I just don't catch before I submit the post.

    Unless you were implying that I had dipped my friends in cornmeal and fried them,? ;^)

    I figure my typos make people laugh sometimes. It's good to laugh. They ought to pay me for this (lack of typing) ability by which I can entertain the horde. :^)

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:06 PM (bpZlE)

    211
    Gaffney, SC has the Peachoid. A gigantic peach monument that looks like an ass.

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM (oIkQ6)

    It's actually a water tank...that still looks like a butt.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:06 PM (Yi9Gb)

    212 191 I have three words for you all.

    Warm.

    Peach.

    Cobbler.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:03 PM (Sfs6o)
    ---------------

    Those are beautiful words.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:07 PM (805dc)

    213 Moki, Parker County peaches are the best. We used to get them at the farmers market.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:07 PM (eku7J)

    214 ----
    I think I know exactly what you're talking about, Moki. I got a scholarship to graduate school from a Jewish Women's Civic group and they had a luncheon to honor their scholarship recipients. They served this amazing spiced peach dessert. I think you call it a compote. All the spices you described except for the vinegar sound exactly right. I need to try to make that during the winter months.
    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 04:56 PM (6IPEM)


    Oooooo, I hadn't thought of including them in a hot compote for the holidays...with pears, apples and sweet cherries over ice cream...

    Planning Christmas dinner very early.

    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 05:07 PM (ezHMO)

    215 Hello the Food Thread:
    Serendipity! We are just leaving the Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Finished the day at the auction. Highest bid: $220 for a plate of 5 mangoes from I forget where. Mangoes from around the world, all grown at the Fairchild Garden's farm in Homestead. Much fun. Nummy, nummy, small plates at brunch this am.

    We did not buy any mangoes, we still have a dozen Georgia farmstand peaches. We'll pick up some mangoes and hopefully some other tropical fruit from Robert Is Here when we start to head home (Michigan).

    Posted by: sinme at July 10, 2016 05:07 PM (tpuNO)

    216 207 My brother who served as an officer on oil tankers, told me about trying monkey brains overseas. And his description of prep was worse than at possible taste.
    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:06 PM (MNgU2)

    Were they chilled?

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:07 PM (0mRoj)

    217 Papaya tastes like gym socks.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:08 PM (eku7J)

    218 It's actually a water tank...that still looks like a butt.

    My son calls it the "tower of ass".

    Almost makes me think that would be a great name for a strip club or heavy metal band.

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:08 PM (oIkQ6)

    219 My brother who served as an officer on oil tankers,
    told me about trying monkey brains overseas. And his description of
    prep was worse than at possible taste.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:06 PM (MNgU2)

    The table w/the hole in the center?

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:08 PM (Yi9Gb)

    220 Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 05:04 PM (ry34m)
    ---
    This must be one of those things that has fallen by the wayside for us Gringen, because I remember my mom boiling up a big beef tongue and we'd have sammiches with mustard. Good stuff!

    I loved poking at the tongues wrapped in plastic at the meat counter. So weird! "Hey kid, stop that!"

    Another thing I don't see much of anymore are little tubs of chicken livers. Do people not eat them? It was a big treat for us (and the pets).

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:08 PM (jR7Wy)

    221 212 Warm Peach Cobbler (WPC) immediately makes me think of my grandmother's kitchen.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:09 PM (Sfs6o)

    222 Mangoes taste a little bit like pine -sol smells.

    Did not likey.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 05:09 PM (qUNWi)

    223
    Gaffney, SC has the Peachoid. A gigantic peach monument that looks like an ass.
    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:05 PM


    Vincennes, IN has The Big Peach

    http://tinyurl.com/hg3ol3v

    Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 10, 2016 05:09 PM (IqV8l)

    224 So how long am I supposed to cook collard greens? If this got answered I missed it.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:10 PM (bpZlE)

    225 I love mango with sticky rice, but of course it's seasonal.

    There's a Thai place in Austin (Thai Fresh for you Austinites) that solves this problem by making a mango icecream. Zomg. It is amazing.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:10 PM (eku7J)

    226 You know what I had ,because she wanted them , that was surprisingly very good. Escargot. Would not order again for myself but it was good.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:10 PM (MNgU2)

    227 The table w/the hole in the center?
    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:08 PM (Yi9Gb)
    ----
    I heard about this but never saw it. And the "monkey meat" on a stick was just pork...or so I was told.

    Is that far enough down the evolutionary chain to not be cannibalism?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:10 PM (jR7Wy)

    228 187 The town of Salley, SC has an annual "Chitlin Strut." I don't even want to think about it.


    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:02 PM (1ZOkK)

    My old hometown in GA has an annual Rocky Mountain Oyster eating festival staged by a bunch local and State politicians. And for those who don't know what those are they are bull balls.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 05:10 PM (mpXpK)

    229 Another thing I don't see much of anymore are little
    tubs of chicken livers. Do people not eat them? It was a big treat
    for us (and the pets).

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:08 PM (jR7Wy)


    They sell them in most of the grocery stores down here. One of the larger Krogers sells fresh frogs legs and gator meat. The gator runs about $15/lb.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:11 PM (1ZOkK)

    230 The "tower of ass" is like the Eye of Sauron.


    One does not simply eat just one peach!

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:11 PM (oIkQ6)

    231 Wth is a plantain anyway? Some kinda freaky ass bionic banana?

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 05:11 PM (CTtEr)

    232 "My son calls it the "tower of ass". "

    Better or worse than the giant penis building in Winston Salem?

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:11 PM (eku7J)

    233 Is Fredericksburg in Parker county? I've seen them being sold roadside.they are smaller, clingstone peaches but when ripe, the sweetest, juiciest peaches ever.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:11 PM (xVgrA)

    234 Fenelon, see my post about collards at #18.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:12 PM (1ZOkK)

    235 Pork brains fried up with scrambled eggs are great.
    Never tried beef brains.
    And - it needs to be said - I hate fucking monkeys.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 05:12 PM (OYUTe)

    236 >>>> Papaya tastes like gym socks.
    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:08 PM
    ----
    Hahaha! I was going to say dirty feet and vomit to describe the taste it leaves in your mouth.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 05:12 PM (6IPEM)

    237 230 The "tower of ass" is like the Eye of Sauron.


    One does not simply eat just one peach!
    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:11 PM (oIkQ6)

    We beg to differ.

    Posted by: The Allman Brothers at July 10, 2016 05:12 PM (0mRoj)

    238 #194: It's funny you should say that... I'm a tall, red-headed, freckled gringo (yes, I'm also an American Indian, but let's put that detail aside for now). I have been to Mexico, and I ate at a restaurant where the daily special was "Lengua en Tomatada". Tongue in tomato sauce. I saw that on the menu, and I said, "Yeah, sure; give me that".

    It was really good! The tongue tasted like beef, but texture-wise it was like biting into a piece of butter. And the tomato sauce worked really well with the overall package.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 05:12 PM (0OG8D)

    239 225 Mango ice cream (not the more common mango sorbet) is worth committing a crime for. A heinous crime.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:12 PM (Sfs6o)

    240 Another thing I don't see much of anymore are little tubs of chicken livers.
    --

    Try Walmart. They often have cuts of meat like livers, tongue, & oxtail that I think are favored by some immigrant communities.

    Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at July 10, 2016 05:13 PM (t5zYU)

    241 231 Wth is a plantain anyway? Some kinda freaky ass bionic banana?
    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 05:11 PM (CTtEr)



    THey are tropical,and savory, not sweet. You don't eat them raw. The best are sliced and deep fried, like potato chips. Salted, they are pretty good with very cold beer.

    But then, quite a lot of things are pretty good with very cold beer.

    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 05:13 PM (ezHMO)

    242 235 Pork brains fried up with scrambled eggs are great.
    Never tried beef brains.
    And - it needs to be said - I hate fucking monkeys.
    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 05:12 PM (OYUTe)

    So stop fucking them.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:13 PM (0mRoj)

    243 Offal is awful.

    Plus it has lead and cadmium in it.

    Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2016 05:13 PM (GINyK)

    244 Anyone want my step-dad's recipe for dog?

    Posted by: Emperor Clusterfuck I at July 10, 2016 05:13 PM (1ZOkK)

    245 I heard plantains were male bananas nut I think that might be bs.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 05:13 PM (qUNWi)

    246 But not nut.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 05:13 PM (qUNWi)

    247 Better or worse than the giant penis building in Winston Salem?

    The Circumcised Pillar of Wachovia!

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:14 PM (oIkQ6)

    248 I like papaya, but it's so pricey. We just eat it with a spoon out of the halved fruit with a squeeze of lime.

    Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at July 10, 2016 05:14 PM (t5zYU)

    249 224 So how long am I supposed to cook collard greens? If this got answered I missed it.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:10 PM (bpZlE)
    --------
    If you were to ask my mother, her answer would be about 17 hours.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:14 PM (Sfs6o)

    250 224
    So how long am I supposed to cook collard greens? If this got answered I missed it.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:10 PM (bpZlE)

    Did you look at the recipe I posted in that link to Paula Dean?

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 05:14 PM (mpXpK)

    251 Try using mango as a replacement for tomatoes in pico de gallo. Great garnish with fish.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 10, 2016 05:15 PM (lzz/G)

    252 Had fresh papaya in Hawaii when we were first married.

    It was delicious, and not at all like the awful stuff they sell in grocery stores.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:15 PM (1ZOkK)

    253 Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:08 PM (Yi9Gb)

    Let me clarify I don't think he ate monkey brains but observed others. Said they had hammers and a tool that resembled a pizza slicer.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:15 PM (MNgU2)

    254
    Let me clarify I don't think he ate monkey
    brains but observed others. Said they had hammers and a tool that
    resembled a pizza slicer.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:15 PM (MNgU2)


    Great oogly googly. I'll have nightmares about that forever.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:17 PM (1ZOkK)

    255 Let me clarify I don't think he ate monkey brains but observed others. Said they had hammers and a tool that resembled a pizza slice

    They come in its own "to-go box"?

    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:17 PM (oIkQ6)

    256 I don't know what to do with you people who don't like peaches. Honestly, it's a shake-up.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 05:17 PM (CFc5L)

    257 233 Is Fredericksburg in Parker county? I've seen them being sold roadside.they are smaller, clingstone peaches but when ripe, the sweetest, juiciest peaches ever.
    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:11 PM (xVgrA)

    Nope-Parker county is in North Texas- Weatherford, Aledo, Cresson are some of the larger towns.

    Fredricksburg is down near New Braunfels, in the San Antonio area. That was the German settlements, and you can get some amazing brats and sausage down there.

    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 05:17 PM (ezHMO)

    258 Mango salsa is good, especially if it's firm and a tad on the under ripe side. I also make a pineapple salsa when I make carnitas.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:17 PM (xVgrA)

    259 "
    The Circumcised Pillar of Wachovia!"

    Haha yep. It's especially "lovely" when they light it up green and red.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:17 PM (eku7J)

    260 Moki, I forgot to mention in that chocolate cake and icing recipe - for the icing, after you melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together, you should let the mixture cool off in the fridge for about 15 minutes before you start adding the powdered sugar.

    Sorry about that. Was trying to finish typing all that before the thread expired!

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:17 PM (805dc)

    261 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:15 PM (MNgU2)


    Got it...I heard they serve them in their natural container....using spoons.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:18 PM (Yi9Gb)

    262 EC at July 10, 2016 05:17 PM (oIkQ6)

    Heh. Auto-c--t changed it back to slice. It was pizza slicer.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:18 PM (MNgU2)

    263 I make a salsa with grilled pineapple. Grilled fruit is great with just about anything in the summer.

    Except monkey brains.

    *throws up in mouth*

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:18 PM (1ZOkK)

    264 I have another food question. I bought some rolls the other day that are going a little bit hard. I've heard a tip of covering them with a damp paper towel and putting them in the microwave briefly to soften them up? I don't have a microwave. Any other suggestions?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:19 PM (bpZlE)

    265 Another thing I don't see much of anymore are little
    tubs of chicken livers. Do people not eat them? It was a big treat
    for us (and the pets).
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:08 PM (jR7Wy)


    I still find the tubs of liver, I just don't cook that way any more.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 05:19 PM (ry34m)

    266 Fenelon, sprinkle them with a bit of water, wrap completely in tin foil, then heat in the oven at 300 for 10 minutes or so, until nice and hot. They will soften up and taste just fine.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:19 PM (805dc)

    267 260-no worries, I will add that in. Thanks again for letting me have the recipe. I have been having stomach issues lately ( probably due to the stress of Moo Moo being banned, since we were such buds) and this is perfect. I can have my cake and actually eat it too!!!

    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 05:20 PM (ezHMO)

    268 Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:19 PM (805dc)

    Thanks very much, bluebell.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:20 PM (bpZlE)

    269
    New Testament Cigarettes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzwpqB_4pJg

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 10, 2016 05:21 PM (iQIUe)

    270 Never pass up an opportunity to attend a testicle festival. Shaved balls, deep-fried, with an endless supply of beer. It's like the discovery of the fountain of youth.

    Posted by: Fritz at July 10, 2016 05:21 PM (oia+s)

    271 osted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 05:14 PM (mpXpK)

    Nope; Where that?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:22 PM (bpZlE)

    272 Peach cobbler is good but I'd kill for some blackberry cobbler right now.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:22 PM (MNgU2)

    273 Moki,
    I grew up in SA so I know Fredericksburg, just not what county it's in. I'm in SW Austin so people will drive them in and sell them roadside, along 290W.
    When we were driving through Georgia on the way back from our trip I kept seeing signs for fresh peaches and strawberries, by the time I figured out that it was probably a good idea to get some, we had past the last stand.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:22 PM (xVgrA)

    274 Oh Moki, sorry to hear about your tummy troubles. I'm sure you know this, but check all your labels to make sure they aren't sneaking lactose into something that previously was okay. It has been such an education in learning what my daughter can and cannot eat. I had no idea that lactose is used as a preservative - have to check for it in deli meat and all kinds of things I never would have thought about.

    Get better in time for your birthday!

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:22 PM (805dc)

    275 Off to catch some walleyes or crappie or whatever bites

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 10, 2016 05:23 PM (voOPb)

    276 Now I want some cheese.

    Posted by: Eromero at July 10, 2016 05:23 PM (zLDYs)

    277 Thanks very much, bluebell.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:20 PM (bpZlE)
    -------------

    You're welcome. The oven method is much better than heating them in the microwave anyway.

    And thanks for not "killing" me

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:24 PM (805dc)

    278 Off to catch some walleyes or crappie or whatever bites

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 10, 2016 05:23 PM (voOPb)

    Skeeters for me, usually.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:24 PM (Yi9Gb)

    279 You're welcome. The oven method is much better than heating them in the microwave anyway.

    And thanks for not "killing" me

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:24 PM (805dc)

    We continue to draw breath only at Fenelon's sufferance.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:25 PM (0mRoj)

    280 Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:17 PM (xVgrA)

    For carnitas, I make a green sauce sauce from tomatillos, jalepenos or serranos, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and an avocado. Gotta have cotija cheese and corn tortillas. Flour just ain't right. . And cold Model Negra.

    Buuuuurp!

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 10, 2016 05:25 PM (DIhU5)

    281 They are selling Make America Great Again - Donald Trump the shirts at Logan Airport

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 05:25 PM (QF84d)

    282 Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, Texas. Any pie you happen to choose will be the best you ever had. Word.

    Posted by: Eromero at July 10, 2016 05:26 PM (zLDYs)

    283 170 I love most fruit but a can't abide papayas.....
    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 04:59 PM (xVgrA)
    ----------------------------------
    I love papaya but have never been able to buy any in the US that tastes right. So I gave up trying long ago and just wait till I'm in the tropics to get that fix. Mangoes, likewise.

    Pineapples and bananas travel pretty well but I think there are a lot of tropical fruits that don't. They may be fine for cooking but not straight-up eating.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 05:27 PM (T/5A0)

    284 Fenelon, put them in a hot oven with the wet towel in a paper bag for a little bit longer. That works better, if it takes longer.
    Um. Turn the oven off or it might get singed from the burning bag.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 05:27 PM (ry34m)

    285 Is the barrel interested in sidebar follies?

    Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 10, 2016 05:28 PM (R+30W)

    286 Chicken livers are great! I cook them up, then the cat, dog, and I share them. I tend to get cheated, thanks to Mr. Empire.

    Posted by: Empire1 TEXIT at July 10, 2016 05:28 PM (TrFaQ)

    287 #281: Click my signature for an awesome painting of Trump. It is straight-up amazing, and inspiring.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 05:28 PM (0OG8D)

    288 282 Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, Texas. Any pie you happen to choose will be the best you ever had. Word.
    Posted by: Eromero at July 10, 2016 05:26 PM (zLDYs)

    Just the name of the restaurant and the name of the town sound like heaven.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 05:29 PM (CFc5L)

    289 272 Peach cobbler is good but I'd kill for some blackberry cobbler right now.
    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 05:22 PM (MNgU2)
    -------
    Warm? With milk? And unlimited seconds?

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:29 PM (Sfs6o)

    290 Can't think of a better end to a BBQ than warm peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Not liking peach cobbler is plain, old fashioned communism.

    Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2016 05:30 PM (kTF2Z)

    291 264 I don't have a microwave. Any other suggestions?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:19 PM (bpZlE)

    Use a metal colander and a pot to steam them.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 05:31 PM (mpXpK)

    292 I have started adding tomatillo to my fajitas. Love the flavor.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 10, 2016 05:31 PM (lzz/G)

    293 Peach cobbler is low carb, right? Aren't peaches some kind or fruit? Isn't that worth something? Its not like eating a bag of Cheetos.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:32 PM (Sfs6o)

    294 281
    They are selling Make America Great Again - Donald Trump the shirts at Logan Airport

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 05:25 PM (QF84d)


    I saw your post about Daufuskie Island in the Pet Thread yesterday. We're about an hour away by boat.

    Have you ever eaten at Marshside Mama's? We love to go there, but I refuse to in the summer. It's a cement block building with NO a/c. Just a few fans in the room. No thanks. As soon as the weather cools off, I look forward to going back.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:32 PM (1ZOkK)

    295 Fredricksburg is the County Seat of Gilliespie County, TX.

    Alas, it's been way over-touristy'd for well over a decade now. But, there are still plenty of good restaurants to be found. But the wildly over priced hotel rooms are an anathema to me.

    I used to have the most beautiful 22 acre deer lease, just eighteen miles down the road in Harper, TX. Some of the most beautiful land in Texas, right there.

    The peach crop around Fredricksburg is the stuff of legends. But, you need a good local contact there to let you know the peak time for picking, and whether it's a good year for 'em, or not.

    But the brats and wursts and smoked meats never fail there. Those alone are worth the drive.

    That, and the Admiral Chester Nimitz WWII museum. Give it a full day, on it's own. You won't regret it.



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 05:33 PM (v5iqM)

    296 Mangoes > Every other fruit.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:33 PM (jR7Wy)

    297 #288: We also have a Blue Bonnet restaurant here in Denver, at Alameda and Broadway. It's a Mexican restaurant. It's really good overall, but I once tried the menudo there and realized, "Oh! I do not like menudo."

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 05:33 PM (0OG8D)

    298 271 Nope; Where that?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 05:22 PM (bpZlE)


    Repost


    This looks like an easy recipe from Paula Dean and her being from the South should know collards.


    http://tinyurl.com/lq4s6cp




    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 05:33 PM (mpXpK)

    299 I always get the guac done at the table in San Antonio at Boudros and the chop salad done at the table in LA at Del Rays. I usually am a sucker for those crazy flaming deserts at high end steak houses too.

    Is it the show or the taste? All I know they are typically excellent. I figure it this way, if it is a decent place (not a chain) and they bother to put on a show it better be pretty darn good.

    Posted by: Evi L. Bloggerlady at July 10, 2016 05:33 PM (hUf3d)

    300 I make a nice peach cobbler with a sugary cinnamon crust.

    I also make a peach and blueberry cobbler the same way. Peaches and blueberries seem to compliment each other.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2016 05:34 PM (1ZOkK)

    301 296 I have a buddy in Costa Rica with mango and papaya trees in his front yard.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:34 PM (Sfs6o)

    302
    Pineapples and bananas travel pretty well but I
    think there are a lot of tropical fruits that don't. They may be fine
    for cooking but not straight-up eating.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 05:27 PM (T/5A0)


    I can't think of what I would do for ripe guavas. Can't get them here.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 05:34 PM (ry34m)

    303 #299: Chili's will now make guacamohl right there at your table.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 05:36 PM (0OG8D)

    304 287 #281: Click my signature for an awesome painting of Trump. It is straight-up amazing, and inspiring.
    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 05:28 PM (0OG8D)
    ---
    Love this guy's work! I have Teddy battling Bigfoot and Ben Franklin in a lightning war with Zeus. It makes me wish I was a history teacher so I could pin up the posters in class and make heads explode.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:37 PM (jR7Wy)

    305 303 #299: Chili's will now make guacamohl right there at your table.
    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 05:36 PM (0OG8D)

    Guacamohel? Circumcising those avocados.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:37 PM (0mRoj)

    306 SCORE!!! I just got about 20 fresh figs off my two trees. It's the first year they have fruit, they're pretty small trees. Love fresh figs!

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:38 PM (xVgrA)

    307 sorry for alarming everyone yesterday, had a call from spouses doc which through me for a loop, liver/spleen issues and needed clarity. anyway talked to nurse friend which went over results and it wasn't as dire as i thought. anyway. thanks for wanting to pull me back up to the land of the sane.

    Posted by: willow at July 10, 2016 05:38 PM (c1JNC)

    308 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 10, 2016 05:28 PM (R+30W)

    Absolutely...as long as it wasn't me screwing up!

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2016 05:39 PM (Zu3d9)

    309 297>> Menudo is best when your hungover. It's never good any other time.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 10, 2016 05:39 PM (DIhU5)

    310 threw

    Posted by: willow at July 10, 2016 05:39 PM (c1JNC)

    311 I can't think of what I would do for ripe guavas.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 05:34 PM (ry34m)

    First you buy a slingshot.....

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2016 05:40 PM (Zu3d9)

    312 309 297>> Menudo is best when your hungover. It's never good any other time.
    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 10, 2016 05:39 PM (DIhU5)

    Menudo was great in the 80s and it's still great now!

    Posted by: Ricky Martin at July 10, 2016 05:40 PM (0mRoj)

    313 Glad to hear it, willow!

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at July 10, 2016 05:41 PM (vyqqu)

    314 ty cavil.

    Posted by: willow at July 10, 2016 05:41 PM (c1JNC)

    315 Posted by: willow at July 10, 2016 05:38 PM (c1JNC)

    Glad things are OK

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:41 PM (0mRoj)

    316 293 Peach cobbler is low carb, right? Aren't peaches some kind or fruit? Isn't that worth something? Its not like eating a bag of Cheetos.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 05:32 PM (Sfs6o)
    -----------

    Hope springs eternal.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:41 PM (805dc)

    317 #305: Well, technically it is spelled guacamole. I was just making a joke out of mispronouncing it by making that E on the end silent. Guac-a-mole.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 05:42 PM (0OG8D)

    318 I'm 10-15 mins from towns called Driftwood and Dripping Springs Texas. Marble Falls is about 1.5-2 hours away.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:42 PM (xVgrA)

    319 True Menudo Fact : Every member of Menudo is a bastard love child of Julio Iglesias.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 05:42 PM (ggrt+)

    320 302
    I can't think of what I would do for ripe guavas. Can't get them here.
    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 05:34 PM (ry34m)
    ------------------------
    I actually saw guavas in a grocery store the last time I was up in the Washington DC area.
    Like a fool, I bought some. Not good. Nope.
    I suspect we rarely see them because they just don't travel.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 05:42 PM (T/5A0)

    321 247 Better or worse than the giant penis building in Winston Salem?

    The Circumcised Pillar of Wachovia!
    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:14 PM (oIkQ6)
    ---
    From the fertile plains of southeastern Michigan, I give you the Ypsilanti Water Tower!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_Phallic_Building_contest

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:43 PM (jR7Wy)

    322 uyeah my head went to the worst possible scenario, as we just dealt with cancer with our daughter, i srsly lost it for a while, thank you guys for trying , and thankfully when i started to pull my head back on my body i thought of my friend in real space. duh right?

    Posted by: willow at July 10, 2016 05:43 PM (c1JNC)

    323 321 247 Better or worse than the giant penis building in Winston Salem?

    The Circumcised Pillar of Wachovia!
    Posted by: EC at July 10, 2016 05:14 PM (oIkQ6)
    ---
    From the fertile plains of southeastern Michigan, I give you the Ypsilanti Water Tower!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_Phallic_Building_contest
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:43 PM (jR7Wy)

    When was the tower first erected?

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:44 PM (0mRoj)

    324 307
    Posted by: willow at July 10, 2016 05:38 PM (c1JNC)
    ----------------------
    Good to hear things are okay!

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 05:44 PM (T/5A0)

    325 I'm laughing because I realized that most people don't understand in Texas we measure distance in time not miles.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:44 PM (xVgrA)

    326 Another thing that I like that other people hate is drinking switchel.

    A splash of vinegar, a dab of molasses and cold water.

    It is tasty enough, and it really cuts the dust on a hot day

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 05:44 PM (ry34m)

    327 Many many times Jane it's excellent

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 05:45 PM (QF84d)

    328 318 I'm 10-15 mins from towns called Driftwood and Dripping Springs Texas. Marble Falls is about 1.5-2 hours away.
    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:42 PM (xVgrA)

    Really pleasant sounding places.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 05:45 PM (CFc5L)

    329 willow, so glad you are doing better now. A call with iffy test results is always a smack upside the head. Glad things are not what you first feared.

    I will keep your family in my prayers.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:45 PM (805dc)

    330 "Really pleasant sounding places."

    Of course, she isn't mentioning Bee Caves. Hahaha

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:46 PM (eku7J)

    331 When was the tower first erected?
    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:44 PM (0mRoj)
    ---
    Erection began in 1889 and ended in 1890. Whew!

    That brick dick is pure Joliet limestone, baby!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:46 PM (jR7Wy)

    332 Off to roll out my focaccia. At least this time I remembered to put the yeast in it.

    *eyeroll*

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 05:46 PM (805dc)

    333 I'm drinking a switchel right now. I Usually add apple cider vinegar to lemonade.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:47 PM (xVgrA)

    334 Ah, Harper, Texas! I did a book event at the public library there, had a marvelous time, and some very good BBQ at a little local place that was only open on weekends. It, alas, seems to be closed now. Sigh. But the people we met were all incredibly nice.

    Yes, Fredricksburg is very touristy now, especially on weekends. No less than three museums! (Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War, the Pioneer Museum, and the Ranger Museum, slightly out of town near to the site of Fort Martin Scott). Some of my local contacts tell me that they avoid the heck out of downtown F'Berg on weekends, for all the cramming in of tourists. Last fall I did a book club event there - and they told me that there are now more B&B beds/rooms in downtown Fredricksburg than there are residential rooms/beds. Not hard to believe, actually. But - there is the Dutchman's Market, which is east of downtown, and across from Ft Martin Scott - and they have awesome local sausage, and in the heart of downtown there is the Fredricksburg Winery, which has wonderful local wine. The Fredricksburg & Northern red is bliss in a bottle, I tell ya,

    Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 10, 2016 05:47 PM (xnmPy)

    335 333 I'm drinking a switchel right now. I Usually add apple cider vinegar to lemonade.
    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:47 PM (xVgrA)

    Weirdo.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:48 PM (0mRoj)

    336 Click my signature for an awesome painting of Trump. It is straight-up amazing, and inspiring.

    A little understated, don't you think?

    Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 10, 2016 05:48 PM (6FqZa)

    337 Oh, yeah how could I forget Bee Cave!

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:48 PM (xVgrA)

    338 Liver and tripe. Ghastly.

    Posted by: freaked at July 10, 2016 05:49 PM (BO/km)

    339 336 Click my signature for an awesome painting of Trump. It is straight-up amazing, and inspiring.

    A little understated, don't you think?
    Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 10, 2016 05:48 PM (6FqZa)

    Yes, very subtle.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:49 PM (0mRoj)

    340 I'm so glad willow. Bless you and your family.

    Posted by: Infidel at July 10, 2016 05:50 PM (9jI1O)

    341 Of course, she isn't mentioning Bee Caves. Hahaha
    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:46 PM (eku7J)

    Bee Caves? Bees in Texas have their own caves? That doesn't sound good at all. When Carol was lookin' at Texas, around Marble Falls, did anyone ever mention bee caves to her? I don't think you did.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 05:50 PM (CFc5L)

    342 Half a salmon deboned thoroughly. Salt and maybe pepper. Place thick lemons slices on pink fleshy side. Wrap in cedar shaved into paper like sheets and tie tightly. WARNING: pre soak cedar before assembly. Tried wine once and it worked but water was just as good. Cook to correct consistency. Yes, leave a window in the cedar wrap to test flakey state.
    When done, remove and let sit in cedar for a couple of minutes. Untie and enjoy.
    I use planks for roofing. They are called shakes.

    Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 10, 2016 05:50 PM (FtrY1)

    343 Missing some favorite threads this weekend.
    Having boneless chicken and home grown squash, mico potatoe with my chives and butter, complete salad

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 05:50 PM (Yo9Lf)

    344 I understand in Afghanistan there's a restaurant where the tableside service includes boning a goat.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2016 05:51 PM (sl+zA)

    345 Homemade Peach ice cream is the best. Tastes like summer and family reunions.

    Posted by: freaked at July 10, 2016 05:51 PM (BO/km)

    346 344 I understand in Afghanistan there's a restaurant where the tableside service includes boning a goat.
    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2016 05:51 PM (sl+zA)

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:52 PM (0mRoj)

    347 Many years ago, I went with my (Swiss-German) friend to a rather casual patio restaurant in the Italian sector of Switzerland -- Lugano or Locarno, don't remember which. She ordered a plate of cold cuts which came with the specialty of the house, the local form of proscuitto. The waiter wheeled out a big whole ham and shaved slices onto her plate.

    But the real show was another customer, an Italian-speaking guy a couple of tables away, who was awe-struck by the sight and rather dramatically ordered the same thing. When his order came, he continued a theatrical commentary on the wonders of the food he was eating. Bella, Bella, Bella.

    Never seen anything like it before or since.

    Posted by: KT at July 10, 2016 05:52 PM (qahv/)

    348 Yes, very suBtle.*

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:49 PM (0mRoj)



    FIFY


    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    * riff by Mike Hammer's character, as played by Stacy Keach in the '80s TV series.

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 05:53 PM (v5iqM)

    349 Wiki says

    "Bee Cave was named by early settlers for a large cave of wild bees found near the site. A post office opened there under the name Bee Caves in 1870."

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:53 PM (eku7J)

    350 Hey everybody.

    What about the Horde? Truly repulsive foods?

    Everybody already knows, I've actually come to *like* anchovies...

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 05:53 PM (q7T0y)

    351 Sgt. Mom,
    I drove to Boerne from Austin by way of 290 several months ago. It was peach orchards and vineyards the whole way. I knew about the peaches and Texas makes a bunch of wine but I couldn't believe how many vineyards there were.
    We have several around us along with breweries and distilleries.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:53 PM (xVgrA)

    352 308 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 10, 2016 05:28 PM (R+30W)

    Absolutely...as long as it wasn't me screwing up!

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2016 05:39 PM (Zu3d9)

    ++++

    Oh. I guess it would be impolite to notice how slanted everything seems after the top item.


    Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 10, 2016 05:54 PM (R+30W)

    353 I don't know if this counts as "disgusting," probably just pedestrian.

    But I've found pouring some teriyaki sauce on my ramen noodles makes 'em taste better...

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 05:54 PM (q7T0y)

    354 I thought the Ranger museum was in Waco. Or is there more than one?

    Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2016 05:54 PM (kTF2Z)

    355 Oops, forgot to mention my sister puts mayo on her salmon before cooking. Actually, it works. Weird looking, but it works.

    Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 10, 2016 05:55 PM (FtrY1)

    356 Don't hate on anchovies! Anchovies in a light cream sauce over pasta is heavenly.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:55 PM (jR7Wy)

    357 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:46 PM

    You live near Ypsi-tucky?

    Posted by: F.N.G. at July 10, 2016 05:56 PM (kiSdp)

    358 Anchovies add Unami.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:56 PM (xVgrA)

    359 349 Wiki says

    "Bee Cave was named by early settlers for a large cave of wild bees found near the site. A post office opened there under the name Bee Caves in 1870."
    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 05:53 PM (eku7J)

    Sounds reasonable.
    I've also liked the sound of Convict Lake and Superstition Mountains.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 05:56 PM (CFc5L)

    360 AHE, yup.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 05:57 PM (q7T0y)

    361 358 Anchovies add Unami.
    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:56 PM (xVgrA)

    You mean umami?

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 05:57 PM (0mRoj)

    362 Are you serious about those daylilles WhatWhatWhat? We have the all along the creek that runs thru our property. Never thought about eating them.

    Posted by: freaked at July 10, 2016 05:57 PM (BO/km)

    363 >>forgot to mention my sister puts mayo on her salmon before cooking


    Mix with some wasabe, or garlic and lemon. Brush it on lightly and finish it under the broiler.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 05:58 PM (ggrt+)

    364 Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:53 PM (xVgrA)

    I've got a couple of Collings guitars, made in Austin. They name their models for local highways.....I've got a 290 and a 360.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 05:58 PM (Yi9Gb)

    365 You live near Ypsi-tucky?
    Posted by: F.N.G. at July 10, 2016 05:56 PM (kiSdp)
    ---
    I (briefly) attended U of M and lived with my sister in Ypsi years ago. We always bowed down as we drove past the Great Stone Phallus.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:58 PM (jR7Wy)

    366 lindafell and insomniac, yup.

    Anchovies really lend what I would call 'gravitas' to my homemade steak sauce.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 05:58 PM (q7T0y)

    367 Know it's the wrong thread but Sgt. Mom's books on Luna City are small town Texas to a T.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:59 PM (xVgrA)

    368 Ubuntu!

    Posted by: Kevin Garnett at July 10, 2016 05:59 PM (2cS/G)

    369 Hmm. Now, if they slapped a squealing pig on the table, killed it, gutted it, and carved porkchops which were grilled right there, I might find it more... interesting.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (9mTYi)

    370 qdpsteve, care to share the steak sauce recipe?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (jR7Wy)

    371 I (briefly) attended U of M and lived with my sister
    in Ypsi years ago. We always bowed down as we drove past the Great
    Stone Phallus.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:58 PM (jR7Wy)


    YOU WEREN'T LISTENING

    Posted by: Zardoz at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (ry34m)

    372 I was thinking it would be fun to do a food thread on what you would have for your last meal if you were on death row. It could happen! I think, didn't Texas outlaw a "last meal" request because it got to be so insane and ridiculous?

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (CFc5L)

    373 BignJames,
    I drive 290 almost daily and 360 weekly!

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (xVgrA)

    374 Homemade Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip ice cream OVER warm peach cobbler,

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (Sfs6o)

    375 368 Ubuntu!
    Posted by: Kevin Garnett at July 10, 2016 05:59 PM (2cS/G)

    Look, you bunt you and I'll bunt me.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:01 PM (0mRoj)

    376 A few years ago, some friends of mine went on vacation and visited Universal Studios while they were at it.

    They got me this awesome Popeye beer mug while they were there (they know I love those old Thimble Theater strips by Elzie Segar). The handle is shaped like a man's arm flexing its bicep, and the Popeye screenprint has him in front of an American flag, with the words, "I yam what I yam... 100% American!"

    Unfortunately, there's a pour mark inside the mug. It says, "0.5 liters". Really? You're making a mug celebrating the all-American-ness of Popeye, but then you're enforcing the metric system while you're at it? Metric is pretty much the opposite of American, don't you know?

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:01 PM (0OG8D)

    377 Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (xVgrA)

    They're great guitars....nay, Fabulous!

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 06:02 PM (Yi9Gb)

    378 'I have a friend who worked one summer in a peach shed in the Central Valley of California. He would concur with "WORST JOB EVER."'

    My dad says the same thing. He did it in Georgia in the 100 degree heat/humidity though. Years later he wrote some software (on a TRS-80) to do payroll for peach pickers/packers. Big business around here.

    Posted by: freaked at July 10, 2016 06:03 PM (BO/km)

    379 All Hail Eris, sure no problem :-)

    - Ketchup (but I've learned, not too much)
    - anchovies
    - Worcestershire sauce
    - Tabasco
    - Thyme (I admit I add a lot)
    - salt
    - pepper
    - paprika
    - crushed sweet garlic, or garlic powder

    I've found that aging it in the fridge for about a week makes it taste significantly better and less ketchup-y.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:03 PM (q7T0y)

    380 Texas still lists the last meals on the website of executions. They can have a request but it is scaled down to what they make and serve on premise regularly. So, they'll make you a few burgers even though it's pizza day or via versa.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 06:03 PM (xVgrA)

    381 380 Texas still lists the last meals on the website of executions. They can have a request but it is scaled down to what they make and serve on premise regularly. So, they'll make you a few burgers even though it's pizza day or via versa.
    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 06:03 PM (xVgrA)

    *strikes Texas off the list*

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:04 PM (0mRoj)

    382 YOU WEREN'T LISTENING
    Posted by: Zardoz at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (ry34m)
    ---
    The penis is the mind-killer?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 06:05 PM (jR7Wy)

    383 >>>Cream Style Corn/Scalloped Corn.<<<<<

    Ugh. I would just as soon pop a jar of Gerber's.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 10, 2016 06:05 PM (tEDMc)

    384
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 05:58 PM (jR7Wy)

    Heck I thought it was a giant mushroom. I guess I need to get my mind into the gutter.

    Posted by: F.N.G. at July 10, 2016 06:06 PM (kiSdp)

    385 lindafell and Insomniac, yeah. I've read some prisoners were literally ordering *tons* of food, as if they were planning to throw a party.

    Then there was the infamous case of an about-to-be-electrocuted killer who only got halfway through his chocolate shake. "Hey, you didn't finish your shake," the priest (?) told him. Said killer responded, "I'll finish it afterwards." Oooooooooooooookay...............

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:07 PM (q7T0y)

    386 Last meal, if I were allowed anything, would of course include booze, a paralyzing amount. But since that's not gonna be an option, I think I know my death-row meal, in multiple courses. Start with a calamari appetizer and a bleu cheese wedge salad, have a juicy steak, perhaps a rib-eye, maybe a fat-laden prime rib (with baked potato) for the entrée, and a side of fish-and-chips. For dessert, Strawberry shortcake the way Grandma used to make it and a Mars bar.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at July 10, 2016 06:07 PM (2cS/G)

    387 If/when the civil war comes, what "last meal" will the Horde members here offer trespassing libs?

    My hunch is it'll be something along the lines of "lead or kevlar?" :-P

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:08 PM (q7T0y)

    388 380 Texas still lists the last meals on the website of executions. They can have a request but it is scaled down to what they make and serve on premise regularly. So, they'll make you a few burgers even though it's pizza day or via versa.
    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 06:03 PM (xVgrA)

    I read a really good short story once about the prison cook who had to prepare a "last meal". It went into her personal life with her own wayward teenage son, among other problems. The inmate had requested a hamburger and other foods. She shredded aluminum
    foil into the burger she was making for him as she felt he deserved no more being a brutal killer. Then she felt bad, but it was too late. He didn't eat it anyway. He couldn't eat anything.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:08 PM (CFc5L)

    389 #380: Incidentally, did you know... the "last meal" is the real reason we don't like sending female murderesses to Death Row anymore?

    Oh, it's true! We as a society got tired of the warden visiting the condemned murderess and asking her, "Hey, what do you want for your last meal?"

    Her response was always, "I don't know; what do you want?"

    And that's the real reason, for example, Casey Anthony walked free rather than face execution. We as a society are sick of that!

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:09 PM (0OG8D)

    390 For my last meal Id eat ALL the bread and pasta. Carbs don't count when you're dead!

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 06:09 PM (eku7J)

    391 "Her response was always, "I don't know; what do you want?"

    Haha that's pretty good.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 06:11 PM (eku7J)

    392 325 I'm laughing because I realized that most people don't understand in Texas we measure distance in time not miles.
    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 05:44 PM (xVgrA)

    Amen and amen!!!

    Sorry, I didn't look at your nic enough to realize you were a sister from Heaven!!

    I grew up in Fort Worth, went to Baylor, then got sucked into the Foreign Service. But I made dadgone sure to have my babies in Texas, so they could claim citizenship in the state, should the need ever arise.

    It just might.

    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 06:11 PM (ezHMO)

    393 372 I was thinking it would be fun to do a food thread on what you would have for your last meal if you were on death row.
    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (CFc5L)
    ---
    Can it be a Last Banquet? With wine pairings for each course?

    I'd probably start with a soup, maybe cream of woodland mushrooms and a nice crusty brown bread.

    Pear-walnut salad

    Filet mignon

    *feather in the vomitorium*

    Pasta with a creamy anchovy sauce

    Cheese platter, fresh figs

    Espresso granita


    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 06:12 PM (jR7Wy)

    394 Ok, I was wrong they no longer list the last meal that I can see.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 06:12 PM (xVgrA)

    395 #281: Click my signature for an awesome painting of Trump. It is straight-up amazing, and inspiring.
    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 05:28 PM (0OG8D)

    LOL, I love the "You're Fired" on the gun barrel. And the eagle firing his own AR15 while flying.

    I dream of Trump walking into Lynch's office and saying that exact phrase....And then continuing a full tour of admistration offices, simply saying the same thing.

    Posted by: Jen the original at July 10, 2016 06:12 PM (epIED)

    396 372
    I was thinking it would be fun to do a food thread on what you would
    have for your last meal if you were on death row. It could happen! I
    think, didn't Texas outlaw a "last meal" request because it got to be so
    insane and ridiculous?

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (CFc5L)

    Asleep At The Wheel has a song about that
    http://tinyurl.com/jpspmvt

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 06:12 PM (mpXpK)

    397 382 YOU WEREN'T LISTENING
    Posted by: Zardoz at July 10, 2016 06:00 PM (ry34m)
    ---
    The penis is the mind-killer?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 06:05 PM (jR7Wy)

    Meme crossing status: achieved.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:13 PM (0mRoj)

    398 I detest mangoes

    But liking the glass of Johnny Walker

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:13 PM (Yo9Lf)

    399 "So Mr. Nat King Cole, what do you want for your last meal?"

    "I want the frim-fram sauce with the awesome faysh, with chefoffer on the side..."

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:13 PM (q7T0y)

    400 I dream of Trump walking into Lynch's office and
    saying that exact phrase....And then continuing a full tour of
    admistration offices, simply saying the same thing.

    Posted by: Jen the original at July 10, 2016 06:12 PM (epIED)

    That's something I'd pay to see.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 06:14 PM (Yi9Gb)

    401 My last meal would be based around a large filet mignon and a Maine lobster.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:16 PM (0mRoj)

    402 Just read a LegalInsurrection artical this whole Hillary thing is just a 20yr old replay

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:16 PM (Yo9Lf)

    403 Been forever since I've been to Red Lobster, I wanna go back soon.

    They closed a ton of them here in Southern California about 10 years ago, and the one nearby me is one of the few left in the entire region, so it's *always* busy.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:17 PM (q7T0y)

    404 #391: Glad you liked that, Lauren! I can't claim credit for it, because I stole that joke from several other people who've already tweeted similar jokes. I really liked it, too, and I thought you guys around here would also like it.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:17 PM (0OG8D)

    405 Skip, yup. Even our scandals are reruns at this point.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:17 PM (q7T0y)

    406 Food and Texas! Good subjects.

    But don't forget a good cigar. That's important.

    Posted by: Kinky Friedman at July 10, 2016 06:18 PM (/m8T6)

    407 lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! - Thanks for the kind word! And yes, 290 is near to solid peach orchards and wineries now. I have read in a couple of places that Texas as a wine-producing area is where Napa-Sonoma-Mendocino was about forty years ago. That is -- The Next Big THING! for wine production.

    The Hill country is also mad for wine, goat-milk products, including cheese, for lavender - and in the lower levels - olive oil! Now, if we could only get some millionaires to build some hilltop castles and villages - the Hill Country could be the new Provence!

    Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 10, 2016 06:18 PM (xnmPy)

    408 Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 06:11 PM (ezHMO)

    Seriously!? Me too. Southwest side. I still have a house there and my CCL registered there for that very reason.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 10, 2016 06:18 PM (DIhU5)

    409 I actually have thought about it a long time (Paths of Glory 1957 is one of my favorite movies) and have decided I'd skip the last meal. Why do you need it?

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:19 PM (Yo9Lf)

    410 Last meal? A med rare ribeye with all the stuff Crohns
    'S won't let me eat. Loaded baked potato, asparagus, creamed pearl onions, steamed broccoli. Start off with a wedge salad and finish with strawberry shortcake. If I'll be dead in a few hours, I don't need to worry about a flare up.

    Or maybe brisket, ribs, and cole slaw.

    Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2016 06:19 PM (kTF2Z)

    411 They closed a ton of them here in Southern
    California about 10 years ago, and the one nearby me is one of the few
    left in the entire region, so it's *always* busy.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:17 PM (q7T0y)

    Sounds like about the time they offered "endless crab legs"....nearly put 'em under.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 06:20 PM (Yi9Gb)

    412 Skip, Paths Of Glory is fantastic. Kubrick when he was an angry young man. :-)

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:20 PM (q7T0y)

    413 Last meal? PBJ and Fritos with a glass of milk.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 06:20 PM (Sfs6o)

    414 But I would go for a glass of cognac

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:20 PM (Yo9Lf)

    415 My dad grew up hating peaches. His twin brother loved him, so I'm sure there is a story there. I grew up not eating peaches. I don't like them. But I also hate melons, avocado, bananas, and bacon. Love Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and raspberries. And margaritas.

    Posted by: abby coffey at July 10, 2016 06:21 PM (HBU7W)

    416
    Seriously!? Me too. Southwest side. I still have a house there and my CCL registered there for that very reason.
    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 10, 2016 06:18 PM (DIhU5)

    Same here-where did you go to high school? I was at Trinity Valley.

    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 06:21 PM (ezHMO)

    417 Millions of peaches, peaches for me
    Millions of peaches, peaches for free

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:22 PM (Yo9Lf)

    418 If on death row in TX, a triple from Whataburger.

    Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2016 06:22 PM (kTF2Z)

    419 #395: I'm glad you like it! I, too, would love to see President Trump stroll into office after office and tell all those bureaucrats, "You're fired."

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:23 PM (0OG8D)

    420 BignJames, yup.

    Most people don't know, Darden Restaurants actually sold Red Lobster about a year or so ago, even though there's still a million Darden gift cards out there that have pics of Red Lobster printed right on them.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:23 PM (q7T0y)

    421 Asleep At The Wheel has a song about that
    http://tinyurl.com/jpspmvt
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 06:12 PM (mpXpK)

    Wasn't familiar with it. Cute song.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:24 PM (CFc5L)

    422 g'early evenin', 'rons

    Posted by: AltonJackson at July 10, 2016 06:24 PM (KCxzN)

    423 A good last meal would be an entire side of beef.

    Jerky, that is.

    It'll take a while, don'tcha know?

    And 2nd the fine cigar. Hell, I'd wanna be puffin' on one right when they ram the plunger down on the syringe.


    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 06:25 PM (v5iqM)

    424 I dream of every single federal dept. being called into the oval boardroom for an explain yourself session. With lots of firings.

    Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 10, 2016 06:25 PM (GzDYP)

    425 Cool, Duke, if we're ever on death row together (could happen), we can share last meals.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at July 10, 2016 06:25 PM (2cS/G)

    426 For my last meal I think I'd start with a really good Maryland crab cake. Move on to a nice prime steak. French baguette on the side, loaded with plenty of butter. A touch, just a touch, of green salad.
    For dessert? Cookies ---my grandmother's Easter butter cookies and my own chocolate chip ones.
    With a Brandy Alexander.

    Or maybe water and a crust of moldy bread.
    Which I suppose is what I would deserve.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 06:25 PM (T/5A0)

    427 But I also hate melons, avocado, bananas, and bacon

    ----------------

    *Blinks*

    You sure you're in the right place?

    Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2016 06:26 PM (kTF2Z)

    428 And 2nd the fine cigar. Hell, I'd wanna be puffin' on one right when they ram the plunger down on the syringe.

    "You can't smoke in here! This is the Death Room!!"

    Posted by: qdpsteve at July 10, 2016 06:26 PM (q7T0y)

    429 I know the POTUSA weren't singing about real peaches.

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:26 PM (Yo9Lf)

    430 #415: I'm not a fan of melons or avocados, myself, but really? Bacon? I do agree with you on those things you do like, but you don't like bacon?

    It's like I don't know you or something,

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:26 PM (0OG8D)

    431 And of course I want a firing squad

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:27 PM (Yo9Lf)

    432 409 I actually have thought about it a long time (Paths of Glory 1957 is one of my favorite movies) and have decided I'd skip the last meal. Why do you need it?
    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:19 PM (Yo9Lf)

    The idea is you make up a menu that includes all the foods you're not supposed to eat but love. If you have diet restrictions from a doctor, or you have food allergies, or you're worried about your weight.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:27 PM (CFc5L)

    433 No, i don't want an inspiring poster of Trump. I don't care for any sort of thing that makes politicians into iconic religious like images or superheroes. There was enough of that with Obama.

    But i can see why it would appeal to people who particularly like him.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 06:27 PM (bpZlE)

    434 Vic mentioned Asleep at the Wheel earlier, a great band.

    Here's a little Hesitation Blues, with Willie.

    http://tinyurl.com/j5bwko4

    Posted by: MTF at July 10, 2016 06:27 PM (/m8T6)

    435 Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 06:21 PM (ezHMO)

    Southwest High School. TVS built a really nice campus about 2-3 miles from my house. I'm about 0.5 from SHS in Wedgwood.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 10, 2016 06:27 PM (DIhU5)

    436 Since I've developed an allergy to lobster, I'd order a lobster and let anaphylaxis steal my death from da man!

    Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2016 06:28 PM (kTF2Z)

    437 Duke has a perfect plan

    Posted by: Clarney at July 10, 2016 06:29 PM (cph9/)

    438 I'd probably go with lethal injection, despite the drawbacks. Unless they were gonna give me a fake gun while I was in front of the firing squad, so I could at least "pew,pew,pew" at them while they shot me to death.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at July 10, 2016 06:29 PM (2cS/G)

    439 Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:16 PM (0mRoj)

    I'd probably choose the same thing, but let's not go all Bonnie and Clyde on the U.S.A. :^(

    Actually they didn't get a last meal. They were shot to death.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 06:29 PM (bpZlE)

    440 436 Since I've developed an allergy to lobster, I'd order a lobster and let anaphylaxis steal my death from da man!
    Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2016 06:28 PM (kTF2Z)

    LOL. And I'll go with lethal injection too. Better have the right combo, that's all I can say!

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:31 PM (CFc5L)

    441 Actually they didn't get a last meal. They were shot to death.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 06:29 PM (bpZlE)



    They ate lead. And lots of it.

    Seems not to have agreed with 'em, either.


    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 06:31 PM (v5iqM)

    442 435-Most of my friends from church went to Southwest, so I went to a lot of dances there.

    The new TVS campus is jaw-dropping. I haven't been back in years, and I miss Wedgwood. Am trying to convince hubby that it would be a great place to retire. The heat is the only kicker. We are wusses about the heat now.

    And last meal? Baked potato filled with cut up chicken fried steak, doused in cream gravy, with creamed peas, a Manske Roll and non-listeria Bluebell vanilla ice cream.

    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 06:31 PM (ezHMO)

    443 And of course I want a firing squad

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:27 PM (Yo9Lf)

    Remember Gary Gilmore? I would've loved to have set a firecracker off first.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 06:32 PM (Yi9Gb)

    444 >>Since I've developed an allergy to lobster

    That's the saddest thing I've ever heard.

    Posted by: JackStraw at July 10, 2016 06:33 PM (/tuJf)

    445 I don't get the liver hate around here.

    Done right, Liver and Onions is delicious.

    Posted by: Sticky Wicket at July 10, 2016 06:33 PM (vqOWV)

    446 #433: Oh, I understand, Fen. I just think that Trump painting is hilarious and awesome, and I wanted to share it here. That artist also has similarly over-the-top macho awesome paintings of several former presidents, like Bill Clinton wrestling an alligator, Reagan rising a velociraptor and toting an assault rifle, and FDR in a powered armor suit that obviously folds back down into a wheelchair.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:33 PM (0OG8D)

    447 My son has been eating something chipotle lime beef jerky. I tried a little piece. Ugh; He can have it. It's kind of sweet. It would something someone would fed me for a last meal who hated me.

    Maybe regular been jerky is o.k. I don't think I;ve ever had it.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 06:34 PM (bpZlE)

    448 442----"...non-listeria Bluebell vanilla ice cream."
    Posted by: Moki at July 10, 2016 06:31 PM (ezHMO)
    ---------------------
    Pfft! Who cares about listeria if they're gonna shoot you right afterwards?!? Live dangerously!

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 06:35 PM (T/5A0)

    449 426 For my last meal I think I'd start with a really good Maryland crab cake. Move on to a nice prime steak. French baguette on the side, loaded with plenty of butter. A touch, just a touch, of green salad.
    For dessert? Cookies ---my grandmother's Easter butter cookies and my own chocolate chip ones.
    With a Brandy Alexander.

    Or maybe water and a crust of moldy bread.
    Which I suppose is what I would deserve.
    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 06:25 PM (T/5A0)

    Depends on who ya done killed.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:36 PM (0mRoj)

    450
    445 I don't get the liver hate around here.

    Done right, Liver and Onions is delicious.
    Posted by: Sticky Wicket at July 10, 2016 06:33 PM (vqOWV)
    ------------
    *shudder*

    Although liverwurst and onion on rye (w/mustard) I can tolerate.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 06:36 PM (Sfs6o)

    451 like Bill Clinton wrestling an alligator,

    So he's making fun or former Presidents?.

    the only way Bill Clinton has wrestled is with women who don't accept his sexual advances.,

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 06:37 PM (bpZlE)

    452 I door remember Gary Gilmore, yes I'm that old.

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:37 PM (Yo9Lf)

    453 Depends on who ya done killed.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:36 PM (0mRoj)

    You get the bread and water for a thought crime.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 06:37 PM (Yi9Gb)

    454 Last meal? Fresh foccocia bread, prosciutto and spek. Then a grilled ribeye and a sweet potatoe with blue cheese drawn butter and wild rice. A Cremé brûlée and a glass of port with a good Dominican cigar.

    I'm diabetic and I'd be comatose by then. FTW!

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 10, 2016 06:37 PM (DIhU5)

    455 I think liver hatred stems from it being cooked until it's like shoe leather. Properly done, and served with bacon and onions, it's delicious.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 06:37 PM (jR7Wy)

    456 443 And of course I want a firing squad

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:27 PM (Yo9Lf)

    If its a firing squad I want my last meal to include tannerite and a pint of nitroglycerin.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:38 PM (0mRoj)

    457 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:33 PM (0OG8D)

    But yes, it is kind of funny and definitely over the top. At least he doesn't have a halo around his head.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 06:38 PM (bpZlE)

    458 Liver doesn't taste so bad, it's the shoe leather toughness I hate.

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:38 PM (Yo9Lf)

    459 PW @ 446

    I think it was OM that used one of his prints on the book thread recently. The Reagan "Liberator" one. I saved it & use it as my desktop.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 06:39 PM (OYUTe)

    460 I happened to have the cooking channel on this afternoon and a gal was hosting a show called Beach Bites with Katie.

    Apparently she has a cookbook out. Anyone familiar? The beach foods were awesome looking.

    Posted by: Jen the original at July 10, 2016 06:39 PM (epIED)

    461 >>>I don't get the liver hate around here.

    It exists on both sides of the aisle.

    Posted by: Hillary Clinton's liver at July 10, 2016 06:39 PM (gxcgC)

    462 ' Liver and Onions is delicious.'

    Ugh. I would just as soon eat drywall. Bleah.

    Posted by: freaked at July 10, 2016 06:40 PM (BO/km)

    463 449----Depends on who ya done killed.
    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:36 PM (0mRoj)
    ---------------------
    Heh.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 06:40 PM (T/5A0)

    464 445 I don't get the liver hate around here.

    Me neither my dear. More chianti?

    Posted by: Hannibal Lechter at July 10, 2016 06:40 PM (0mRoj)

    465 I started making my own beef jerky at home. I get two big chunks o' meat, slice, marinate (Neco's Original w/ 1/2 the cure packet) overbite and dehydrate for about 6-7 hours. Easy-Peasy. Makes about 3 gallon freezer bags full for about $25.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 06:41 PM (Sfs6o)

    466 Colonel Mustard with a feather in the Vomitorium.


    And yes Paths of Glory is good.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:41 PM (qUNWi)

    467 Made a FANTASTIC cauliflower fritter recipe from Ottolenghi that was in Food in Wine. http://tinyurl.com/jbze5zu
    Followed the recipe exactly except I added the corn from one ear. Used all Farmer's market stuff. I thought the cilantro-lime yogurt sauce sounded funky but it was delicious. Even my veg hating husband loved them!

    Posted by: keena at July 10, 2016 06:42 PM (RiTnx)

    468 overbite=overnite

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 06:42 PM (Sfs6o)

    469 I'm assuming I'll be on death row for Wrongthink, not for killin' no foolz...

    Posted by: Lincolntf at July 10, 2016 06:43 PM (2cS/G)

    470 Fenlon. The "Smoked Peppered Beef" version of beef jerky, as sold at Buc-Eee's, is the best jerky you're likely to ever have.

    It's not a dried out leathery shoe-tongue kind of jerky. Instead, the average piece will be an inch or so thick, by maybe 2 inches across, and oh, six to ten inches in length.

    Cut into it, and the first 1/8th in or so will indeed, be tough, chewy and fiberously stringy. That's from the smoking & drying process.

    But from there, the inside will still look like dried, cooked red meat, and will still be tender, albeit chewy, and have discernible moisture in the meat.

    It's like a flavor bomb going off on your taste buds. It's very highly addicting.

    And at something like $30/lb., it'll cost you like drugs, too.

    They'll ship some to you. You'll want to try some.

    The only better I've had was Elk Jerky, prepared in the same style.

    But then, Elk tends to outshine Beef in any given cut, in my experience.

    You talk about a great Last Meal, well, Elk backstrap would be right up the top of that particular list.

    Now if only I could draw a permit in the N.M. elk lottery.


    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 06:43 PM (v5iqM)

    471 Does anybody besides me have trouble telling Vic Morrow and Ralph Meeker apart?

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:44 PM (qUNWi)

    472 They did away with last meals in Texas years ago. You eat what everyone else is eating that day.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 10, 2016 06:44 PM (iQIUe)

    473 Bonnie and Clyde died from overwhelming melancholy and lead poisoning, but mostly lead poisoning.

    Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2016 06:45 PM (kTF2Z)

    474 Don't do the crime and you can eat whatever you want whenever you want.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 06:45 PM (jR7Wy)

    475 Nice Bill Cosby Clinton joke, there, Fen! I laughed, then felt awful about it, and then laughed some more.

    I've got to say, though, that I do find it interesting that Heuser does all these ridiculously awesome paintings of former presidents, and then he does that painting of Trump during this cycle. It's like he already knows who's going to be our next President.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:46 PM (0OG8D)

    476 472 They did away with last meals in Texas years ago. You eat what everyone else is eating that day.
    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 10, 2016 06:44 PM (iQIUe)

    It would be my uncommon bad luck that they served liver on that day. I also hate liverwurst.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:46 PM (CFc5L)

    477 Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 06:43 PM (v5iqM)

    Thx for all the info.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 06:46 PM (bpZlE)

    478 If you really want to live as long as possible, your last meal should be the Chinese buffet.

    Posted by: John Pinette at July 10, 2016 06:46 PM (gxcgC)

    479 Only food I can't stand: Jell-O. Just....yuck. That texture is too alien for me to stomach.

    Posted by: Model:1066 at July 10, 2016 06:47 PM (O6JE1)

    480 > What about the Horde? Truly repulsive foods?

    Undeniably the fearsome smelling durian fruit.

    The durian is so smelly and pungent that is it prohibited from all public transportation in Singapore.

    Posted by: Ti at July 10, 2016 06:47 PM (mBYZv)

    481 @474 Yeah, about that...

    Posted by: Peter limone and Joe Salvati at July 10, 2016 06:47 PM (2cS/G)

    482 471 I've watched every Combat! Episope, not me

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:48 PM (Yo9Lf)

    483 Jello with whip cream is nice.

    Just can't stand chunks of *things* in it. yech

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:48 PM (qUNWi)

    484 What about the Horde? Truly repulsive foods?

    Anything from Burger King.

    Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 10, 2016 06:48 PM (zc3Db)

    485 I had no idea until late a few years ago jello isn't Muzzy approved

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:49 PM (Yo9Lf)

    486 #459: Oh, cool! I didn't see that. That's a nice painting, too!

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:49 PM (0OG8D)

    487 "also hate liverwurst."

    I sort of love it. With mayo. On white bread.

    Ah, childhood.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 06:49 PM (eku7J)

    488 Elk blackstrap.........uummmmm.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 06:50 PM (xVgrA)

    489 484 What about the Horde? Truly repulsive foods?

    Anything from Burger King.
    Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 10, 2016 06:48 PM (zc3Db)

    What's worse. Try reheating a burger from Burger King the next day. It is the grossest.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:50 PM (CFc5L)

    490 Had to be 20 years ago went to a Burger King drive thu at noon, bought a hamburger and it was stone cold. Never been back.

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:50 PM (Yo9Lf)

    491 485 I had no idea until late a few years ago jello isn't Muzzy approved

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:49 PM (Yo9Lf)



    Gonna need to work up a Bacon Jello Casserole, then.



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at July 10, 2016 06:51 PM (v5iqM)

    492 Cilantro
    , yuck

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:51 PM (Yo9Lf)

    493 Warren Beatty was too old to play Clyde who was abut 25 when he died. Beatty was 37. Faye Dunaway was close tor the age of Bonnie. She was 26. Bonnie was 24 when she died. They were not romanic figures.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2016 06:51 PM (bpZlE)

    494 Repulsive foods? Asparagus. It's a vile swamp weed.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:51 PM (0OG8D)

    495 Burger King always seems like it should be not terrible "flame broiled!" but it is. Blech.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 06:51 PM (eku7J)

    496 If you let fast food get cold and then try to eat it you'll find out that it isn't really made from food.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:52 PM (qUNWi)

    497 This isn't quite a presentation thing but this cocktail looks beautiful and tastes delicious.

    The Moonlight Cocktail

    1 1/2 oz gin

    1/2 oz Cointreau

    1/2 oz Creme de Violette

    1/2 oz fresh lime juice

    Shake with ice about 15 seconds. Strain. Drink.


    This is kind of a romantic drink that really does look like moonlight illuminating a misty garden.

    Up the romance factor by straining drink into a chilled champagne flute,

    before you give it to your sweet patootie.

    Posted by: naturalfake at July 10, 2016 06:52 PM (7egWp)

    498 I can understand not liking B Sprouts or Asperagus but I like em.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:53 PM (qUNWi)

    499 Repulsive foods? Asparagus. It's a vile swamp weed.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:51 PM (0OG8D)


    Hear, hear!

    And you can thrown in cauliflower and broccoli, too. I'd rather go outside and chew on the lawn.

    Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 10, 2016 06:54 PM (zc3Db)

    500 before you give it to your sweet patootie.


    heh

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:54 PM (qUNWi)

    501 Well, I'm off to go eat some food. Been nice chatting with you folks! I might be back here later, I might see you on some other thread... Just take care and have fun, everybody!

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 06:55 PM (0OG8D)

    502 I have a bad feeling about all the PokemonGo stories I'm seeing. I don't understand it at all, wouldn't know a Pikachu from a peaked shrew, but I think it's a portable smartphone/video game that requires one to move/interact in the real world in order to score points/advance. Like a "SecondLife" overlaid on real life. Anyone play it? How does it work?

    Posted by: Lincolntf at July 10, 2016 06:55 PM (2cS/G)

    503 I grew up eating cow tongue sandwiches as a kid, I eat a few lingua tacos every few months. No really it's good.

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 10, 2016 06:55 PM (6Ll1u)

    504 Asspergrass isn't so bad, don't cook it till its mush though

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 06:56 PM (Yo9Lf)

    505 496 If you let fast food get cold and then try to eat it you'll find out that it isn't really made from food.
    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:52 PM (qUNWi)

    It really exposes how bad it is. I'll only go to a drive-thru if I am starving, nothing else around. But you must eat it quickly.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:56 PM (CFc5L)

    506 before you give it to your sweet patootie.

    Posted by: naturalfake at July 10, 2016 06:52 PM (7egWp)

    I drink alone. Like everything else I do.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:57 PM (0mRoj)

    507 I like any kind of vegetable, including okra. I would miss it in gumbo, if the gumbo had no okra.
    The only kinds of foods that are repulsive to me are certain kinds of organ meats.
    But I would eat those too if hungry enough.

    Posted by: navybrat at July 10, 2016 06:58 PM (w7KSn)

    508 I haven't played Pokemon Go but my kids are yammering about it. Basically it uses your phone's camera and superimposes a Pokemon onto whatever you look at through it. You have to walk around to different areas to find them and I think you can battle other people at "gyms" which are apparently mostly churches.

    Although my kids want to play, the target audience seems to be 20 somethings.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 06:58 PM (eku7J)

    509 508 I haven't played Pokemon Go but my kids are yammering about it. Basically it uses your phone's camera and superimposes a Pokemon onto whatever you look at through it. You have to walk around to different areas to find them and I think you can battle other people at "gyms" which are apparently mostly churches.

    Although my kids want to play, the target audience seems to be 20 somethings.
    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 06:58 PM (eku7J)

    At least they're getting some exercise...

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 06:59 PM (0mRoj)

    510 But I would eat those too if hungry enough.

    Well hell....if I was starving I'd eat lima beans.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:59 PM (qUNWi)

    511 McDonald's food cannot be reheated in the microwave, except for their breakfast sandwiches, they hold up surprisingly well. Knock the power down to 70 or 80 %, 15 or 20 seconds, brings 'em right back to life. Burgers are a lost cause.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at July 10, 2016 06:59 PM (2cS/G)

    512 Check out the top story at Insty. Go ahead, I dare you.

    Did someone say boned?

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 06:59 PM (CTtEr)

    513 It really exposes how bad it is. I'll only go to a drive-thru if I am starving, nothing else around. But you must eat it quickly.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 06:56 PM (CFc5L)


    Outside of Burger King I love fast food. I never had any problems reheating a good McD's double quarter pounder. It still tastes great to me. It's just the fries that never really make it back to their awesome pristine state, but they're still good potatoes.

    Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 10, 2016 07:00 PM (zc3Db)

    514 Lima beans are like the animal organs of the plant kingdom.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 07:00 PM (qUNWi)

    515 510 But I would eat those too if hungry enough.

    Well hell....if I was starving I'd eat lima beans.
    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:59 PM (qUNWi)

    I'd have to think about that really hard.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:00 PM (0mRoj)

    516 Asparagus sauteed and steamed with lemon, ginger, and garlic is damned fine eating.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 10, 2016 07:01 PM (g6Es3)

    517 >>>But I would eat those too if hungry enough.

    Well hell....if I was starving I'd eat lima beans.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 06:59 PM (qUNWi)


    The French preferred to starve rather than eat potatoes.

    LOL. They get everything wrong.

    Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 10, 2016 07:02 PM (zc3Db)

    518 "At least they're getting some exercise.."

    Yeah the joke is Pokemon has done more to combat childhood obesity than Michelle Obama did in 8 years

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 07:02 PM (eku7J)

    519 Mmm...fava beans, bloody liver and bourbon. *hic*

    Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at July 10, 2016 07:02 PM (Tyii7)

    520 Thanks for the info., it sounds harmless enough. But I can totally picture a screenplay in which that game was used for nefarious purposes.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at July 10, 2016 07:02 PM (2cS/G)

    521 And beets. Beets are also like animal organs.

    Lima beans and beets.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 07:02 PM (qUNWi)

    522 Heh....the hopeful future mother in law puts fish sauce in all her cooking. It's her secret ingredient.

    Sigh....you learn to live with these things.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 10, 2016 07:04 PM (g6Es3)

    523 The French preferred to starve rather than eat potatoes.

    LOL. They get everything wrong.
    Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 10, 2016 07:02 PM (zc3Db)

    Really, is that true. I have some in-laws who are French and potatoes are usually a big part of their meals. And they are actually from France.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:04 PM (CFc5L)

    524 I could imagine a raw potato seeming inedible.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 07:05 PM (qUNWi)

    525 "But I can totally picture a screenplay in which that game was used for nefarious purposes."

    Yeah supposedly a woman already found a dead body. This is not the pikachu you were looking for!

    I think they tried to make all the gyms public places, but it's definitely an opportunity for bad guys

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 07:05 PM (eku7J)

    526 The French preferred to starve rather than eat potatoes.

    Let those surrender monkeys eat cake.

    Posted by: The Irish at July 10, 2016 07:06 PM (Tyii7)

    527 Pickled beets. I defy anyone not to like them!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:06 PM (Sfs6o)

    528 Remember reading about the WWI famines in western Europe. Some of the folks there didn't know you could eat corn and oats, or at least didn't know how to do it.

    Russians and ukes, however, like all good Slavs, knew you could eat anything, which shows the depravity of the leninist famines....

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 10, 2016 07:06 PM (g6Es3)

    529 527 Pickled beets. I defy anyone not to like them!
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:06 PM (Sfs6o)

    Ya know, I just don't like beets, pickled or otherwise.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:07 PM (CFc5L)

    530 Having ice cream, Maple French Toast, but wish I had plain vanilla as I have strawberries

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:07 PM (Yo9Lf)

    531 527 Pickled beets. I defy anyone not to like them!
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:06 PM (Sfs6o)

    Challenge accepted. Beets are vile.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:07 PM (0mRoj)

    532 522 Heh....the hopeful future mother in law puts fish sauce in all her cooking. It's her secret ingredient.

    Sigh....you learn to live with these things.
    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 10, 2016 07:04 PM (g6Es3)
    ---
    But it lends gravitas!

    Like garum, or anchovies.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 07:07 PM (jR7Wy)

    533 Eleven -

    My grandfather's folks were polish Jews. I'd seen him manys the time eat a potato like an apple.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 10, 2016 07:07 PM (g6Es3)

    534 529 I defy this!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:08 PM (Sfs6o)

    535 Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 07:02 PM (qUNWi)

    I felt the same about beets....but borscht is pretty good....at least the wife's is.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 07:08 PM (Yi9Gb)

    536 Pickled beets. I defy anyone not to like them!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:06 PM


    I accept your challenge

    Posted by: AltonJackson at July 10, 2016 07:08 PM (KCxzN)

    537 535 Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 07:02 PM (qUNWi)

    I felt the same about beets....but borscht is pretty good....at least the wife's is.
    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 07:08 PM (Yi9Gb)

    Got some pretty nice borschts does she? Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more!

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:09 PM (0mRoj)

    538 You beet H8ers should be punished!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:09 PM (Sfs6o)

    539 Eris - that's what I keep telling myself. It's just garum....

    But, honestly, it's in everything. Gets to be a bit much. And don't dare compliment her on a given dish, or you'll be eating it for a.month solid....

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 10, 2016 07:09 PM (g6Es3)

    540 Almost everything y'all have called repulsive over the last 500 comments, I eat. And like. Some, regularly. Some, I crave.

    All the beans, asparagus, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc. The one thing I've always hated is mushrooms, but I am still trying to like them. I can tolerate them on a pizza now, and even enjoyed them on a nice antipasto last week. But I doubt I've ever had "real" mushrooms. Just buttons?

    Side note, If I am forced to go to an Olden Corral, I usually go about 90% vegetarian.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 07:09 PM (WDs/x)

    541 Lauren,
    Liverwurst on white bread with mayo and maybe a slice of tomato.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 07:09 PM (xVgrA)

    542 We even hate beets.

    Posted by: The Irish at July 10, 2016 07:10 PM (Tyii7)

    543 538 You beet H8ers should be punished!
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:09 PM (Sfs6o)

    This is not the Weasel I know. The one with the cute cat(s). (I only saw the one, Lulu or Lucy).

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:10 PM (CFc5L)

    544 Got some pretty nice borschts does she? Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more!

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:09 PM (0mRoj)

    Authentic Russian.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 07:11 PM (Yi9Gb)

    545 They do that pasta preparation inside a cheese wheel at Wegman's markets.

    Posted by: Dale B. Light at July 10, 2016 07:11 PM (ZbGwW)

    546 Pickled beets are where it's at. All the cool kids like them.

    I bet Ace likes pickled beets,

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:11 PM (Sfs6o)

    547 Yeah, I have to agree, beets have no redeeming quality.
    Two other abominations, turnips and rhubarb.
    Who are those for?

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 07:11 PM (6IPEM)

    548 Uni. Also known as Sea Urchin. Raw, at sushi bars. Just awful.

    Posted by: Aunt Ralph at July 10, 2016 07:11 PM (GhQT8)

    549 Unca Palp, hold out until the wedding. Courage!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 07:12 PM (jR7Wy)

    550 547 Yeah, I have to agree, beets have no redeeming quality.
    Two other abominations, turnips and rhubarb.
    Who are those for?
    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 07:11 PM (6IPEM)

    Turnips are for cattle feed, not human consumption. Rhubarb is for making strawberry rhubarb pie.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:12 PM (0mRoj)

    551
    French fries can be reconstituted in a toaster oven,using the light toast setting.

    Burgers can be salvaged the same way.

    Posted by: irongrampa at July 10, 2016 07:12 PM (X35Yt)

    552 543 Lucy is on my lap as I type this! You are excused from liking beets, washrivergal.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:12 PM (Sfs6o)

    553 I make a fish sauce that's to die for.

    Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 10, 2016 07:13 PM (Tyii7)

    554 Really, is that true. I have some in-laws who are French and potatoes are usually a big part of their meals. And they are actually from France.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:04 PM (CFc5L)


    Yep. Louis XVI had to shove some potatoes down his throat to try and convince the peasants to eat them and live.

    Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 10, 2016 07:13 PM (zc3Db)

    555 Turnips are for cattle feed, not human consumption. Rhubarb is for making strawberry rhubarb pie.
    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:12 PM (0mRoj)

    Agree with your analysis.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:13 PM (CFc5L)

    556 >>>> turnips<<<<<

    Eat the greens and give the root to the hogs.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 10, 2016 07:14 PM (tEDMc)

    557 Challenge accepted. Beets are vile.

    --

    Agree. There is only one way for a beet to make it over my taste buds and into my stomach. And it involves a plane crash in a remote section of the Andes.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at July 10, 2016 07:14 PM (+FSld)

    558 I make a fish sauce that's to die for.
    Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 10, 2016 07:13 PM (Tyii7)

    Going to hell for sure for that one.

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 07:14 PM (CTtEr)

    559 Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 10, 2016 07:13 PM (Tyii7)

    "To die for" and "makes you wish for death" are two entirely different things.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:14 PM (0mRoj)

    560 548 Uni. Also known as Sea Urchin Gonads. Raw, at sushi bars. Just awful.
    Posted by: Aunt Ralph

    FIFY

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 07:15 PM (WDs/x)

    561 Yep. Louis XVI had to shove some potatoes down his throat to try and convince the peasants to eat them and live.
    Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 10, 2016 07:13 PM (zc3Db)

    Thanks. I wasn't thinking that far back but people were skeptical of unfamiliar foods. I think, too, the tomato for a long time was thought to be poisonous.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:15 PM (CFc5L)

    562 All I'm saying is a) pickled beets are delish, and 2) only left wing commie pinkos don't like them*



    *washrivergal is excused.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:16 PM (Sfs6o)

    563 Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:15 PM (CFc5L)

    Both in the nightshade family.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 07:16 PM (Yi9Gb)

    564 What is this liverwurst you speak of? Braunschweiger is however a very tasty treat on white bread with mustard pickles and onion.

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 10, 2016 07:17 PM (6Ll1u)

    565 I bet Ace likes pickled beets,

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:11 PM


    What do you think happened to his eyes?

    Beets

    Posted by: AltonJackson at July 10, 2016 07:17 PM (KCxzN)

    566 Beet-flavored Kaboom.

    Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 10, 2016 07:18 PM (Tyii7)

    567 Turnips are for cattle feed, not human consumption. Rhubarb is for making strawberry rhubarb pie.
    Posted by: Insomniac
    ------------------
    Couple weeks ago, Mom brought me a few slices of a strawberry rhubarb pie she made. I didn't have the heart to tell her it was awful.
    I threw it out. I think I liked it last time I had it?

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 07:18 PM (WDs/x)

    568 Sometimes it's how it's prepared, sugared up sweet potatoes are horrible, grilled their great!

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:18 PM (Yo9Lf)

    569 565 Wive's tale!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:19 PM (Sfs6o)

    570 563 Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:15 PM (CFc5L)

    Both in the nightshade family.
    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 07:16 PM (Yi9Gb)

    Thanks, smartypantses. You and the Primordial.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:19 PM (CFc5L)

    571 You have to be well practiced shooting walkers from a moving vehicle

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:20 PM (Yo9Lf)

    572 Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:19 PM (CFc5L)

    Peppers, too.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 07:20 PM (Yi9Gb)

    573 Do any of y'all have any knowledge of what Peeps are made of? I saw an article about making colorful Rice Krispy Treats using Peeps along with the usual marshmallows.
    We and our grandchildren had a great time making them and the kids wanted to take some home to share with their parents. Our DIL heard that the colors came from Peeps, you'd have thought we'd made them with toxic waste!
    "Peeps are NOT marshmallow!! "

    So . . . can any of the Horde enlighten us?

    Posted by: Least_straightouttaCA, thankGod at July 10, 2016 07:20 PM (AryUq)

    574 Beets, fresh beets, are delicious. As are turnips. And rutabaga. Wonderful things. I am from the land where root vegetables are the only things that grow. I never saw a root vegetable that did not call out to me.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 10, 2016 07:21 PM (dFi94)

    575 I always hated Uni. Then, I was sitting at the bar at Uchi and the chef said you've never had fresh Uni. Gave me a small spoonful and it was good, creamy almost. So, fresh out of the sea urchin or at Uchi is the only time I'll eat it.

    Posted by: lindafell de spair-TEXIT!! at July 10, 2016 07:21 PM (xVgrA)

    576 "Uni. Also known as Sea Urchin."

    Oh, I love uni. Smells like the ocean.
    Great stuff.
    Why I live near the ocean.

    Posted by: navybrat at July 10, 2016 07:21 PM (w7KSn)

    577 Fun fact for apologetics buffs: one of William Lane Craig's favorite dishes is liver and onions.

    Posted by: Yuimetal at July 10, 2016 07:21 PM (gxcgC)

    578
    if

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 07:21 PM (eIYE7)

    579 *washrivergal is excused.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:16 PM (Sfs6o)

    Well thanks for that! I've never been called a left-wing, commie pinko in my life and I'm glad to have missed the smite on that one.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:21 PM (CFc5L)

    580 574 welcome to Team Beet, grammie winger!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:22 PM (Sfs6o)

    581 So . . . can any of the Horde enlighten us?



    Posted by: Least_straightouttaCA, thankGod at July 10, 2016 07:20 PM (AryUq)

    Nothing edible.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 07:22 PM (Yi9Gb)

    582
    If that Trump portrait is available on a velvet canvas, I want one!

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at July 10, 2016 07:22 PM (eIYE7)

    583 Posted by: Least_straightouttaCA, thankGod at July 10, 2016 07:20 PM (AryUq)

    I think they are just marshmallows with flavoring and food color.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:23 PM (CFc5L)

    584 Peeps are marshmallows


    She's a dope

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:23 PM (jedJn)

    585 French fries can be reconstituted in a toaster oven,using the light toast setting.
    Burgers can be salvaged the same way.
    Posted by: irongrampa at July 10, 2016 07:12 PM (X35Yt)

    Yup...and some Cajun seasoning and your good to go.....

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 10, 2016 07:24 PM (ej1L0)

    586 Peeps don't have added flavoring. It's a marshmallow dusted with coloring. It isn't all the way through

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:24 PM (jedJn)

    587 welcome to Team Beet, grammie winger!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:22 PM (Sfs6o)
    ============================================

    I am proud to be counted among the people covered in sweet purple dye, with a touch of maroon.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 10, 2016 07:25 PM (dFi94)

    588 Yes

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:25 PM (Yo9Lf)

    589 Does she wear makeup. Lip color


    Then she invests pigment all the time.

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:25 PM (jedJn)

    590 Dood, uni sushi is my favorite.

    Now I miss Hawaii. Noodle shops on every corner, fresh fish, guavas....

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 07:26 PM (jR7Wy)

    591 What do you know. I'm a left-wing commie pinko.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 07:26 PM (805dc)

    592 579 *washrivergal is excused.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:16 PM (Sfs6o)

    Well thanks for that! I've never been called a left-wing, commie pinko in my life and I'm glad to have missed the smite on that one.
    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:21 PM (CFc5L)
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    Your clearly advanced kitty appreciation skills outweigh any beet hate you may harbor in your heart.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:27 PM (Sfs6o)

    593 Your not the only one bluebell

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:27 PM (Yo9Lf)

    594 What's wrong with mixing food and entertainment?

    Posted by: kitteh crunching down a warm mouse at July 10, 2016 07:27 PM (eiFlk)

    595 Y'all made me go through every cupboard to see if I had any jars of Mom's pickled beets stashed.
    Nope. Long gone.
    When is beet season? Fall?

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 07:27 PM (WDs/x)

    596 Gotta agree, peeps are marshmallows. It comes in a thinner form too, in a jar. Works good with peanut butter, bananas in a grilled sandwich.

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 10, 2016 07:28 PM (6Ll1u)

    597 They make sugar from beets. Crystal sugar is from beets

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:28 PM (jedJn)

    598 Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:28 PM (jedJn)

    Different beets

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 07:29 PM (CTtEr)

    599
    What's wrong with mixing food and entertainment?

    Posted by: kitteh crunching down a warm mouse at July 10, 2016 07:27 PM (eiFlk)
    Throwing food at bad entertainment is fun.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 10, 2016 07:29 PM (Yi9Gb)

    600 "What's wrong with mixing food and entertainment?"

    Not a thing.
    The Sermon on the Mount was one.
    Dinner and a show, baby.

    Posted by: navybrat at July 10, 2016 07:29 PM (w7KSn)

    601 591 What do you know. I'm a left-wing commie pinko.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 07:26 PM (805dc)
    ----------
    NOT YOU BLUEBELL!!!

    I just don't know who you people are anymore. What we need is an honest national conversation on beets.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:29 PM (Sfs6o)

    602 Do a Google search on Peeps sushi and enter a candy-colored dreamland.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 07:29 PM (jR7Wy)

    603 Superbeets!

    Posted by: Clark Kent at July 10, 2016 07:30 PM (IqV8l)

    604
    3/5 seconds in a microwave will make softball sized Peeps.

    But they collapse very quickly.

    Doesn't affect the taste.

    Posted by: irongrampa at July 10, 2016 07:30 PM (X35Yt)

    605 573 Do any of y'all have any knowledge of what Peeps are made of? I saw an article about making colorful Rice Krispy Treats using Peeps along with the usual marshmallows.
    We and our grandchildren had a great time making them and the kids wanted to take some home to share with their parents. Our DIL heard that the colors came from Peeps, you'd have thought we'd made them with toxic waste!
    "Peeps are NOT marshmallow!! "

    So . . . can any of the Horde enlighten us?
    Posted by: Least_straightouttaCA, thankGod at July 10, 2016 07:20 PM (AryUq)

    Marshmallow with color and sugar on the outside. I was going to add some editorial comments about your DIL but that would have been declasse, and I'm proper AF.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:30 PM (0mRoj)

    606 I got diabeetus eatin' too many beets.

    Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at July 10, 2016 07:30 PM (Tyii7)

    607 They have a big processing plant for sugar beets outside fargo. They had outdoor ponds where the would putake the organic waste left over from processing. Smelled terrible when it thawed in the spring

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:31 PM (jedJn)

    608 Why are you worried about people not liking pickled beets?

    More dot us!

    Posted by: fluffy at July 10, 2016 07:31 PM (eiFlk)

    609 I don't eat them but beets can be found in the grocery store anytime

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:31 PM (Yo9Lf)

    610 #TubersMatter

    Posted by: Jen Psocki at July 10, 2016 07:31 PM (Tyii7)

    611 597 They make sugar from beets. Crystal sugar is from beets
    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:28 PM (jedJn)

    Wrong beets. Red beets and sugar beets are different things.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:31 PM (0mRoj)

    612 More FOR us, autocucumber.

    Posted by: fluffy at July 10, 2016 07:31 PM (eiFlk)

    613 595 I see them in the spring at roadside stands in the eastern shore MD/DE made by the Amish.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:31 PM (Sfs6o)

    614 Beet it!

    Posted by: Zombie Michael Jackson at July 10, 2016 07:32 PM (IqV8l)

    615 Years ago did work at the place they do marketing for peeps

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:33 PM (Yo9Lf)

    616 Still a beet. Hater

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:33 PM (jedJn)

    617 594 What's wrong with mixing food and entertainment?
    Posted by: kitteh crunching down a warm mouse at July 10, 2016 07:27 PM (eiFlk)

    Right?

    Posted by: Rocky Horror fans at July 10, 2016 07:33 PM (0mRoj)

    618 I could make a whole meal of beets. Rutabaga too. In fact I think I have. I'm not much of a meat eater.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 10, 2016 07:34 PM (dFi94)

    619 608 might have a point there.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:34 PM (Sfs6o)

    620 One food that makes me gag: miso soup. Luckily I live near a restaurant that serves Japanese and Chinese cuisine, so when I'm in the mood for sushi, I can get the wonton or hot and sour soup as an appetizer.

    Posted by: Yuimetal at July 10, 2016 07:34 PM (gxcgC)

    621 Years ago did work at the place they do marketing for peeps

    That's kind of like bein' the Maytag repairman, ain't it?

    Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at July 10, 2016 07:34 PM (Tyii7)

    622 Beets come in yellow and orange too. Not just red

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:35 PM (jedJn)

    623 609 I don't eat them but beets can be found in the grocery store anytime
    Posted by: Skip
    --------------
    If that was for me, thank you. But is that like saying one can get tomatoes year-round?
    I ONLY eat tomatoes in season, or from a can. I can't stand the apples they try to pass off as pretty tomatoes.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 07:36 PM (WDs/x)

    624 According to the Peeps web site Peeps are, in fact, marshmallows.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 10, 2016 07:36 PM (mpXpK)

    625 We were remodeling the building. This marketing agency did lots of promoting products well known.

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:37 PM (Yo9Lf)

    626 Beet Likes Matter!!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:38 PM (Sfs6o)

    627 Posted by: Yuimetal at July 10, 2016 07:34 PM (gxcgC)
    ---
    There was a national lampoon cartoon with a Chinese cook out back behind the restaurant, placing a bowl under the mouth of a bum laying on the ground.

    "Hey Wang! Tell 'em we can put hot and sour soup back on the menu!"

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 07:38 PM (jR7Wy)

    628 According to the Peeps web site Peeps are, in fact, marshmallows.

    Though we all know they are, in fact, a type of weasel.

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at July 10, 2016 07:38 PM (vyqqu)

    629 Soylent Peeps are peeps!

    Posted by: Col. Taylor at July 10, 2016 07:38 PM (IqV8l)

    630 622 Beets come in yellow and orange too. Not just red
    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:35 PM (jedJn)

    This knowledge fills me with renewed purpose and zest for life.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:39 PM (0mRoj)

    631 Peeps are the worst Easter candy. They're only 25 cents still so you know they're bad.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 07:40 PM (6IPEM)

    632 Not all that long ago I ate a very hot, raw pepper.
    Can't remember what it was.
    I was blind for about a half an hour. Couldn't see through the tears and snot.
    Crammed a bunch of zantac down.
    I wasn't right for days.

    Posted by: navybrat at July 10, 2016 07:40 PM (w7KSn)

    633 Hey. Us northern people's know our beets

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:40 PM (jedJn)

    634 I just don't know who you people are anymore. What we need is an honest national conversation on beets.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:29 PM (Sfs6o)

    I kinda think that beet liking is mid-west and south.
    My mother was from Neb. and she'd serve up beets (which I never ate) and loved them. And the pickled ones.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:40 PM (CFc5L)

    635 They mostly prepare at tableside. Mostly.

    Posted by: Newt at July 10, 2016 07:40 PM (0mRoj)

    636 Be comforted Weasel. We agree on pie and peach cobbler.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 07:41 PM (805dc)

    637 633 Hey. Us northern people's know our beets
    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:40 PM (jedJn)

    There goes that theory.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:41 PM (CFc5L)

    638 Root vegetables and pickling are the province of people with long winters.

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:42 PM (jedJn)

    639 Truth be told, I was a late pickled beet adopter.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:42 PM (Sfs6o)

    640 639 Truth be told, I was a late pickled beet adopter.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:42 PM (Sfs6o)

    Is there a lot of paperwork involved?

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:43 PM (0mRoj)

    641 I think gashlycrumb tinies can be seen as an allegorey for the malaise and self loathing that western civilization has fallen into.

    Posted by: Yuimetal at July 10, 2016 07:43 PM (gxcgC)

    642 Scandies will pickle anything

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:44 PM (jedJn)

    643 I love raw potatoes. Remember eating them as a kid when mom cutting them up for fries.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 07:44 PM (MNgU2)

    644 640 Only rough part was the criminal records check.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:44 PM (Sfs6o)

    645 When I was little, I liked to put the sliced beets next to mashed potatoes... So I could stir in the beet juice to make my potatoes pretty pink.

    Beets are easy to grow, have a mild flavor that could be enhanced or *overpowered at will* so-- thumbs up for beets, even though we don't eat them very often.

    Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 10, 2016 07:45 PM (044Fx)

    646 Listen. I'm trapped on an aircraft with no AC. This beets conversation has saved me from the brink of


    Well something

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:46 PM (jedJn)

    647 Raw potatoes are supposed to be good for an upset tummy, supposedly. I cut them up into small cubes for salad sometimes.

    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 07:47 PM (39g3+)

    648 I love raw potatoes. Remember eating them as a kid when mom cutting them up for fries.
    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 07:44 PM (MNgU2)

    Friend of mine once told me if you want gas for a week eat a raw potato.....

    He was a hillbilly so I believed him but have not taken him up on it.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 10, 2016 07:47 PM (ej1L0)

    649 I like little red new potatoes.

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:48 PM (jedJn)

    650 Sorry ThunderB! I get cranky without A/C.

    Order yourself something from the SkyMall catalog. Anything! It's on the house!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 07:48 PM (jR7Wy)

    651 Youse guys' auto-incorrects are going kookoo bananas today.

    I'm getting an aneurism.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 07:48 PM (qUNWi)

    652 Raw potatoes can calm heartburn-- good to know if you don't have any Tums handy (just go easy on the salt)

    Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 10, 2016 07:49 PM (044Fx)

    653 They won't let us off the plane and they won't take off


    Now. About those beets

    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:49 PM (jedJn)

    654 I know I should go hunt elsewhere...
    : |

    but this thread is getting...
    : | 8

    a little gamey.
    8 |

    Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2016 07:50 PM (GINyK)

    655 Cheapest quickest cure for indigestion/heartburn is a tablespoon of yellow mustard.

    I didn't believe it either.

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 07:50 PM (CTtEr)

    656 If you quarter potatoes, blanch them, then put them on the grill, they roast up nicely. Its an easy accompaniment with the meat and veggies

    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 07:50 PM (39g3+)

    657 Pickled okra is ok, but a bit too starchy.

    Posted by: Yuimetal at July 10, 2016 07:51 PM (gxcgC)

    658 Beets were only made to stain your favorite t- shirt, they really have no other purpose. They are the canned cream corn of root vegetables, good for throwing not for eating.

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 10, 2016 07:51 PM (6Ll1u)

    659 TE: Table side Theatrics:

    Ever had Bananas Foster?

    Posted by: Javems at July 10, 2016 07:51 PM (yOqwj)

    660 I've always depended on the kindness of strangers.

    Posted by: Blanch Potato at July 10, 2016 07:52 PM (qUNWi)

    661 As a kid I ate raw potatoes but somewhere someone told me I'd get worms and haven't for 40 years.

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:52 PM (Yo9Lf)

    662 Pickled beets are pretty good, and they taste nice raw. They do stain really well, too.

    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 07:52 PM (39g3+)

    663 Just beet it.

    Posted by: Blanch Potato at July 10, 2016 07:53 PM (qUNWi)

    664 Jody "Bananas" Foster? No never had her

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:54 PM (Yo9Lf)

    665 646 Listen. I'm trapped on an aircraft with no AC. This beets conversation has saved me from the brink of


    Well something
    Posted by: ThunderB at July 10, 2016 07:46 PM (jedJn)

    Sounds sort of exciting and mysterious. Beets, though.
    We shoulda done better for you.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:54 PM (CFc5L)

    666 Although liverwurst and onion on rye (w/mustard) I can tolerate

    ====

    sub shop here does a liverwurst n roast beef with a horseradish mustard and onions called a Beast/Wurst.

    Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at July 10, 2016 07:54 PM (Cq0oW)

    667 Cheapest quickest cure for indigestion/heartburn is a tablespoon of yellow mustard.

    I didn't believe it either.

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet


    Errr, not the kind with lemon juice or vinegar it ain't.

    Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2016 07:54 PM (GINyK)

    668 Cheapest quickest cure for indigestion/heartburn is a tablespoon of yellow mustard.

    I didn't believe it either.
    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet


    A cup of beer, and a teaspoon of dry mustard.

    Posted by: Felix Ungar at July 10, 2016 07:55 PM (gxcgC)

    669 >>>>allegorey <<<<

    I see what you did there.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 10, 2016 07:56 PM (tEDMc)

    670 Supposedly a shot glass of vinegar every night will stabilize your stomach and help fight acid reflux but the stuff is so strong it gives me a huge gutache.

    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 07:56 PM (39g3+)

    671 place we ate at today had Boston Creme Pancakes though. Awesomeness.

    Posted by: Bigby's Ouija Board at July 10, 2016 07:56 PM (Cq0oW)

    672 >>>>> Ever had Bananas Foster?
    Posted by: Javems at July 10, 2016 07:51 PM
    -----
    I had those at Brennan's in New Orleans. I was so disappointed. Cherries Jubilee also another disappointment.
    Desserts should not involve a blow torch.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 07:56 PM (6IPEM)

    673 So I downloaded Pokemon go and took the kids Pokemon hunting. We caught a charmander. Then everyone ran inside because it's hot as hell in Texas.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 07:56 PM (eku7J)

    674 9 Thank heavens I thought we were stuck in that last thread forever.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 04:16 PM (805dc)

    What's new is old again.

    I just had a fresh made bacon sammich, so I ain't mad at nobody atm.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at July 10, 2016 07:56 PM (gyKtp)

    675 Palpatine, my current GF was wandering around my garden early this spring, and this and that plant was described as: "I think that would be good in kimchee"

    So, apparently the only thing you can't make kimchee out of is bacon.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 07:57 PM (ry34m)

    676 I wonder what the insulin and glycemic index of raw potatoes would be. I'd bet it was much lower. Baked is the worst, followed by boiled.

    Raw reminds me of something. Did you know raw string beans are actually mildly poisonous? There's some compound there which gets broken down quickly at cooking temperatures but will make you puke if you eat too many, and may do other damage. Many other beans may have it as well.

    Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 10, 2016 07:57 PM (DW+jj)

    677 And so we meet Michonne

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:58 PM (Yo9Lf)

    678 Raw reminds me of something. Did you know raw string beans are actually mildly poisonous? There's some compound there which gets broken down quickly at cooking temperatures but will make you puke if you eat too many, and may do other damage. Many other beans may have it as well.
    Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 10, 2016 07:57 PM (DW+jj)

    Really? Because I've had them raw in salads many a time.

    Posted by: washrivergal at July 10, 2016 07:58 PM (CFc5L)

    679 Speaking of New Orleans food, the slogan for Popeyes always cracks me up. "Louisiana Fast!" Uh, y'all have never been to Louisiana, have you?

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 07:58 PM (eku7J)

    680 Triple-six *gasp!*
    I really like horseradish. Really, really like it.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 07:59 PM (Sfs6o)

    681 654 I know I should go hunt elsewhere...
    : |

    but this thread is getting...
    : | 8

    a little gamey.
    8 |
    Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2016 07:50 PM (GINyK)

    YEEEAAAAAAAH!!!!!

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 07:59 PM (0mRoj)

    682 L,Elle you have never had creme brulee

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:59 PM (Yo9Lf)

    683 Off topic, but I was reading that sidebar article about astronauts vision problems.

    1g acceleration is a given for all biological processes. Varying it much, high or low, ain't so good, and they're finding that free fall, 0g, is pretty damn bad.

    There's not much experience with high g, but from what they've learned, we need (1g +/- very small tolerance) to work right.

    That's going to be a show stopper for long term space flight and possible colonizing of Mars, moons of gas giants, etc.

    Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 10, 2016 08:00 PM (DW+jj)

    684 Also like raw potatoes - FYI. Thought I remember they were bad for you. True?

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:01 PM (Sfs6o)

    685 >> Really? Because I've had them raw in salads many a time.

    You're not eating enough to get enough dose of the toxin. A few are okay, but if you ain't a pile of 'em, you'd soon regret it.

    Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 10, 2016 08:02 PM (DW+jj)

    686 To fight heat cramps the Philadelphia Eagles in training camp years ago were giving the guys pickle juice

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 08:02 PM (Yo9Lf)

    687 >>>Really? Because I've had them raw in salads many a time.<<<<<

    I think it takes a lot of them to really make you ill, like a kid eating a bucket of the raw beans and snaps while shelling them.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 10, 2016 08:02 PM (tEDMc)

    688 684 Also like raw potatoes - FYI. Thought I remember they were bad for you. True?
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:01 PM (Sfs6o)

    They can sprout in your gut and cause intestinal blockage.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:02 PM (0mRoj)

    689 GnuBreed, it wasn't so much the length of the last thread as the subject matter. Blech.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 10, 2016 08:02 PM (805dc)

    690 I did have creme brûlée, Skip. Made it myself for Christmas once but didn't have a blow torch so I used my oven broiler. I think it's overrated as a dessert honestly though I did receive compliments. I guess I'm kind of low brow. I like cold flan.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 08:03 PM (6IPEM)

    691 >>>> Ever had Bananas Foster?


    I mae a mean bananas Foster Ice Cream. It's a pain in the ass, but damn it tastes just like it.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:03 PM (ggrt+)

    692 We should do a pool on how much that wheel of parmesan weighs. Gotta be a lot.

    I've eaten quite a few raw beans, but never had any problems.

    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 08:03 PM (39g3+)

    693 So there is something to that - huh? I figured it was the sort of thing they told kids to scare them.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:04 PM (Sfs6o)

    694 I used a dessert torch on my last dinner party. I don't think I'll do it again. Too much screaming.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:04 PM (0mRoj)

    695 688 exactly!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:05 PM (Sfs6o)

    696 Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2016 07:54 PM (GINyK)

    Actually it's the vinegar that makes it work. Sounds contraindicated but more acid somehow stops the acid reflux.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 08:05 PM (MNgU2)

    697 693 So there is something to that - huh? I figured it was the sort of thing they told kids to scare them.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:04 PM (Sfs6o)

    It is. I'm just yanking your chain.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:05 PM (0mRoj)

    698 Lots of veggies are mildly toxic. Plants really don't like being eaten.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 10, 2016 08:05 PM (tEDMc)

    699 Raw reminds me of something. Did you know raw string
    beans are actually mildly poisonous? There's some compound there which
    gets broken down quickly at cooking temperatures but will make you puke
    if you eat too many, and may do other damage. Many other beans may have
    it as well.


    Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 10, 2016 07:57 PM (DW+jj)
    =============================================

    Great. For dinner last night I had a plateful of raw green beans. If I don't wake up tomor

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 10, 2016 08:05 PM (dFi94)

    700 683 >> That's going to be a show stopper for long term space flight and possible colonizing of Mars, moons of gas giants, etc.

    Posted by: publius

    It might take two or three generations, but the human body would adapt.

    It's definitely gonna suck for the 1st generation though.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at July 10, 2016 08:05 PM (gyKtp)

    701 698 Lots of veggies are mildly toxic. Plants really don't like being eaten.
    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 10, 2016 08:05 PM (tEDMc)

    Sounds like we should avoid eating them altogether, just to be safe.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:06 PM (0mRoj)

    702 I love rhubarb: you can eat this part, but not this. And sometimes eating this part causes your mouth to go numb because it was cut too close to that part....

    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 08:06 PM (39g3+)

    703 >> I used a dessert torch on my last dinner party. I don't think I'll do it again. Too much screaming.


    Why did you tae their gags off?

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:07 PM (ggrt+)

    704 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 10, 2016 07:57 PM (DW+jj)
    =============================================

    Great. For dinner last night I had a plateful of raw green beans. If I don't wake up tomor
    Posted by: grammie winger at July 10, 2016 08:05 PM (dFi94)


    Oh my God! They killed grammie! Those bastards!

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:07 PM (0mRoj)

    705 699 well I have eaten significant quantities of raw green beans - could explain a lot actually.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:07 PM (Sfs6o)

    706 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 08:05 PM (MNgU2)

    Exactly! It seems counterintuitive but it works. I didn't believe it either until I tried it.

    It works. Simple as that.

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 08:07 PM (CTtEr)

    707 686 To fight heat cramps the Philadelphia Eagles in training camp years ago were giving the guys pickle juice
    Posted by: Skip
    -----------------
    I know a lot of guys that drink pickle juice. I will take a swig on occassion.
    High sodium, vinegar, probably other semi-good stuff in it.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:07 PM (WDs/x)

    708 Grammie! Pickled beet antidote protocol, stat!

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:08 PM (Sfs6o)

    709 703 >> I used a dessert torch on my last dinner party. I don't think I'll do it again. Too much screaming.


    Why did you tae their gags off?
    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:07 PM (ggrt+)

    Gags don't muffle the sounds as well as you might think.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:08 PM (0mRoj)

    710 >>Gags don't muffle the sounds as well as you might think.


    Pro Tip : Soundproofing tiles for your crawl space.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:09 PM (ggrt+)

    711 Also like raw potatoes - FYI. Thought I remember they were bad for you. True?

    Posted by: Weasel


    Dunno.

    Hard to know what's fact or propaganda, anymore.

    Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 10, 2016 08:09 PM (044Fx)

    712 >>>I mae a mean bananas Foster Ice Cream. It's a pain in the ass, but damn it tastes just like it.

    Worked in a homemade ice cream joint as a teenager.
    The owner had a liquor cabinet in the back (alas, I didn't drink at the time).
    He had some wild ice cream flavors:
    - Bananas Foster
    - Amaretto Chocolate Cheesecake
    - Rum Oreo
    - "Irish" something -- Creme de Menthe, caramel and vanilla -- to match the Irish flag

    Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 10, 2016 08:10 PM (GdFQh)

    713 I like pickle juice but you have to take it very small amounts. Lots of vinegar.

    When we had hiccups as a kid we'd mix pickle juice, lemon juice etc from the refrigerator and power chug the brew. It was so gut beltingly a shock to the system it usually stopped the hiccups instantly. And sometimes made you sick for a few hours.

    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 08:11 PM (39g3+)

    714 I use a propane torch to anneal my rifle brass before reloading. The sizing step actually work-hardens the brass alloy. The 1 lb bottle of propane has lasted a surprisingly long time - thousands of rounds at 7 seconds heating time each.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:11 PM (Sfs6o)

    715 "I know a lot of guys that drink pickle juice. I will take a swig on occasion.
    High sodium, vinegar, probably other semi-good stuff in it.
    "
    -Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:07 PM (WDs/x)

    They should look into Gatorade.

    ...unless they played soccer.

    In that case, they can use the pickle juice.

    Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 10, 2016 08:11 PM (6gk0M)

    716 I can do shots of vinegar. Love that shizz.

    Also shots of Worcestershire.

    Also drink the juice from pickled peppers. Regular pickle pickle juice is way too salty.

    Posted by: Blanch Potato at July 10, 2016 08:13 PM (qUNWi)

    717 I made a Rum Raisin Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream last fall. It worked out alright.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:13 PM (ggrt+)

    718 I did have creme brle, Skip. Made it myself for Christmas once but didn't have a blow torch so I used my oven broiler. I think it's overrated as a dessert honestly though I did receive compliments. I guess I'm kind of low brow. I like cold flan.

    Posted by: L, Elle


    IMHO, that's the way to do it.

    Propane torches don't impart the best of flavors - well, unless your name is Hank Hill.

    Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2016 08:13 PM (GINyK)

    719 re raw potatoes, from Reference.com

    The sprouts, or eyes, of a potato contain solanine, which can be toxic to humans in even small amounts; therefore, potatoes that have sprouted should be discarded and not eaten, as noted by the National Institute of Health's MedlinePlus. Potatoes that are green below the surface of the skin or have begun to rot can be poisonous as well, and should not be consumed.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at July 10, 2016 08:14 PM (gyKtp)

    720 Soylent Peeps are peeps!

    Posted by: Col. Taylor at July 10, 2016 07:38 PM (IqV8l)


    Um, no. Frank Thorn knows:

    Soylent Peeps are PURPLE!!!!

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 08:14 PM (ry34m)

    721 Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:11 PM (Sfs6o)

    ---

    Eventually, all threads become gun threads.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 10, 2016 08:15 PM (jR7Wy)

    722 Holding your breath til you can't stand it works for hiccups.

    But it hurts like hell.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:15 PM (qUNWi)

    723 My family doesn't read this blog, so I can say that pickle juice is in fact the secret ingredient in my famous potato salad.

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 10, 2016 08:15 PM (6Ll1u)

    724 722 Holding your breath til you can't stand it works for hiccups.

    But it hurts like hell.
    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:15 PM (qUNWi)

    Better than puking your guts out.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:16 PM (0mRoj)

    725 723 My family doesn't read this blog, so I can say that pickle juice is in fact the secret ingredient in my famous potato salad.
    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 10, 2016 08:15 PM (6Ll1u)

    If it's so famous how come I've never heard of it before?

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:17 PM (0mRoj)

    726 721 the trick is not to over-anneal which will ruin the brass. The optimum temperature is around 700F.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:17 PM (Sfs6o)

    727 Holding your breath doesn't always work, but none of the remedies do really. The "scare me" thing never ever worked for me.

    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 08:18 PM (39g3+)

    728 They should look into Gatorade.
    ...unless they played soccer.
    In that case, they can use the pickle juice.
    Posted by: Slapweasel
    ------------------
    Ha!
    Believe me, I know. I worked in Nawlins during July & August a couple yes after Katrina. I put a few Gatorade heirs through med school, I'm sure.

    And isn't there some stupid mixed drink or shooter now with pile juice as an ingredient?

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM (WDs/x)

    729 Another famous secret ingredient - Old Bay Seasoning on fried chicken. I shit you not.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM (Sfs6o)

    730 If it's so famous how come I've never heard of it before?

    right?

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM (qUNWi)

    731 I like road apples.

    Posted by: Joe Biden at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM (IqV8l)

    732 Great, just what I needed to know.
    I like pickle juice like the freaking Eagles do!! Now, I feel bad.

    I guess I like salty, sour, tangy stuff more than sweet. Anytime I eat a dessert, I'm pretty much, I can't eat this. It's too sweet.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM (6IPEM)

    733 Apple cider vinegar is the shizz.

    Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM (GdFQh)

    734 Sometimes the breath holding takes two or three tries.

    Which really sucks. But it does always eventually work.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:20 PM (qUNWi)

    735 Old Bay is only edible if you grew up with it on the east cost.

    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 08:21 PM (39g3+)

    736
    And isn't there some stupid mixed drink or shooter now with pile juice as an ingredient?
    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM


    I call it the Preparation H

    Posted by: Joe Biden at July 10, 2016 08:21 PM (IqV8l)

    737 Thanks, GnuBreed.

    I've never eaten, nor would ever consider eating, potato sprouts or green potato flesh.

    But I have peeled off the greenish skin a couple of times (when that's what *all the potatoes I had* looked like) and noticed no ill effect or off-flavor.

    Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 10, 2016 08:21 PM (044Fx)

    738 You do need the mini torches for food prep.
    Had creme brulee once in a very good French restaurant, tried to make it a few times but it wasn't the same.

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 08:21 PM (Yo9Lf)

    739 Poor Grammie. She's gone to be with Buzzion.

    Posted by: Kindltot at July 10, 2016 08:22 PM (ry34m)

    740 ..."And isn't there some stupid mixed drink or shooter now with pile juice as an ingredient?"
    -Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM (WDs/x)

    I don't know. I'll never drink "pile juice" again after The Incident.

    Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 10, 2016 08:22 PM (6gk0M)

    741 And isn't there some stupid mixed drink or shooter now with pile juice as an ingredient?
    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM

    Prune juice & vodka. I call it the Piledriver.

    Posted by: josephistan at July 10, 2016 08:22 PM (7qAYi)

    742 734 Sometimes the breath holding takes two or three tries.

    Which really sucks. But it does always eventually work.
    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:20 PM (qUNWi)

    Always worked for me. Didnt usually hurt, but it was weird feeling my diaphragm sort of writhe momentarily before settling down.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:22 PM (0mRoj)

    743 Pickle juice in potato salad-- yessss!

    Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 10, 2016 08:23 PM (044Fx)

    744 Try it for fried chicken. Poultry is even mentioned on the can. Add just enough to flour to turn it slightly pink. The chicken doesn't taste Old Bay-y at all. Also brush chicken kebab with oil and dust with OB before grilling.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:23 PM (Sfs6o)

    745 Just inventoried both of my bug out bags. Just a reminder to those that prep, water purifier tablets do expire. As does any blood clotting product. Of course the expiration date doesn't immediately make it useless but still good to replace.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 08:23 PM (MNgU2)

    746 741 And isn't there some stupid mixed drink or shooter now with pile juice as an ingredient?
    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM

    Prune juice & vodka. I call it the Piledriver.
    Posted by: josephistan at July 10, 2016 08:22 PM (7qAYi)

    Makes you a regular drunk.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:23 PM (0mRoj)

    747 Pickle juice also great in tartar sauce.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 08:24 PM (6IPEM)

    748 Oh no! Gov Abbott suffered severe burns on his legs and was on his way to the hospital when the shootings happened in Dallas and he insisted on being in Texas. He's being treated now at the burn center.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 08:24 PM (eku7J)

    749 I tried making tartar sauce once, but I just couldn't get enough scraped off the back of my teeth.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:25 PM (0mRoj)

    750 737 I've never eaten, nor would ever consider eating, potato sprouts or green potato flesh.

    But I have peeled off the greenish skin a couple of times (when that's what *all the potatoes I had* looked like) and noticed no ill effect or off-flavor.

    Posted by: JQ Flyover

    Yeah, I just take a little extra off with the potato peeler and make sure the eyes are totes gone, and they haven't killed me yet. Then, of course a cook them

    Me no likey raw potato.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at July 10, 2016 08:26 PM (gyKtp)

    751 Malt vinegar with fried chicken is delicious.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 08:26 PM (MNgU2)

    752 Wait, what, Lauren? I love that man. How did Abbott suffer from burns? What happened to him?

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 10, 2016 08:26 PM (6IPEM)

    753 745 I used to work on a chainsaw crew (long story) and maxi pads were in everyone's IFAK.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:26 PM (Sfs6o)

    754 Autocucumber is out for blood today.

    735 Old Bay is only edible if you grew up with it on the east cost.
    Posted by: Christopher Taylor


    Sometimes, not even then. Almost 50 years of living a few miles from the mouth of the Bay. Soft shelled crabs would be part of my last meal.
    I can't stand Old Bay.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:27 PM (WDs/x)

    755 Pickle juice also great in tartar sauce.

    I'll try that next time!

    Pickle juice-- either sweet or dill-- is concentrated *flavor* and would be a shame to waste once the pickles are gone.

    Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 10, 2016 08:28 PM (044Fx)

    756 Must sleep.

    G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

    *static*

    Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 10, 2016 08:29 PM (6gk0M)

    757 Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 10, 2016 08:28 PM (044Fx)

    *sotto voce*

    We've replaced JQ's regular brand of pickle juice with a urine sample. Let's see if he notices.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:30 PM (0mRoj)

    758 "How did Abbott suffer from burns? What happened to him?"

    He was scalded by hot water while on vacation in Wyoming. This happened before Dallas, and he's been in horrific pain this entire time without showing it.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 08:31 PM (eku7J)

    759
    Ok, we had Night of the Pencils, Night of the Neck Ties, and now, Night of the Long Clubs.

    7/29/66 - Police invade the University of Buenos Aires where commies had seized control. Dean, asst dean, and several faculty and 200 students are forced to run a gauntlet where they are clubbed mercilessly. Afterwards, hundreds of professors were fired or resigned and left the country.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 10, 2016 08:32 PM (iQIUe)

    760 Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:26 PM (Sfs6o)

    Yes I have tampons in mine . But that's to plug bullet wounds rather than what I can imagine as horrible, chainsaw wounds.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 10, 2016 08:32 PM (MNgU2)

    761 661 As a kid I ate raw potatoes but somewhere someone told me I'd get worms and haven't for 40 years.
    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 07:52 PM (Yo9Lf)
    -------------------------
    You know that ridiculous story older siblings tell the younger ones about how, if you swallow a watermelon seed, the whole plant plus a new melon will grow in your tummy?
    I believed it. Totally.
    And for years, although I would still eat watermelon, I was insanely paranoid about the seeds!

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 08:33 PM (T/5A0)

    762 IFAK?

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:36 PM (qUNWi)

    763 IFAK?

    Posted by: eleven


    Individual First Aid Kit.

    Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2016 08:36 PM (GINyK)

    764 And for years, although I would still eat watermelon, I was insanely paranoid about the seeds!
    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 08:33 PM (T/5A0)

    When we were kids my cousin took some butter beans and stuck them up his nose. Never told anyone and never got them out.

    Time passes and as beans are want to do, they sprouted in his nose/sinuses.

    Did I mention he was a dumbass?

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 08:36 PM (CTtEr)

    765 >>He was scalded by hot water while on vacation in Wyoming. This happened before Dallas, and he's been in horrific pain this entire time without showing it.


    There are three things to admire about Gov. Abbott...

    Posted by: Rick Perry at July 10, 2016 08:38 PM (ggrt+)

    766 764----weirdflunkyonatablet
    ---------------------
    Aaaaugggghhhhh!

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 08:38 PM (T/5A0)

    767 "Time passes and as beans are want to do, they sprouted in his nose/sinuses"

    Holy Carl.

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 08:39 PM (eku7J)

    768 >>Yes I have tampons in mine .


    Never know when you will need some earrings.

    Posted by: Melissa Harris Perry at July 10, 2016 08:39 PM (ggrt+)

    769 Crap! Hahaha

    Posted by: Lauren at July 10, 2016 08:39 PM (eku7J)

    770 THX WCL.//

    ..........

    The thing about seeds isn't that far off. People have inhaled seeds and had to get surgery to remove plants growing in their lungs.

    Tho that could be just another internet BS hoax.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:40 PM (qUNWi)

    771 7/29/66 - Police invade the University of Buenos Aires where commies had seized control. Dean, asst dean, and several faculty and 200 students are forced to run a gauntlet where they are clubbed mercilessly. Afterwards, hundreds of professors were fired or resigned and left the country.
    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 10, 2016 08:32 PM (iQIUe)

    Sounds good to me.....can I bring my own club or will they be provided? Jointed truncheons ok?

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 10, 2016 08:40 PM (ej1L0)

    772 766 764----weirdflunkyonatablet
    ---------------------
    Aaaaugggghhhhh!
    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 08:38 PM (T/5A0)

    Just be thankful he didn't tell you what happened to the carrot.

    Posted by: josephistan at July 10, 2016 08:41 PM (7qAYi)

    773 Best caesar dressing I ever had was prepared tableside in the Bahamas using a lime.
    And I'm still here Ace waiting for you to ban me. You must be to busy posting on twitter hiding behind your gay avatar and anonymous personna.
    What a putz!

    Posted by: bunghole at July 10, 2016 08:41 PM (yS4yk)

    774 Was it the commies doing the clubbing or getting clubbed?

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:42 PM (qUNWi)

    775 I don't even know why they took so long to make dill relish, sweet relish sucks. Always has, always will.

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 10, 2016 08:42 PM (6Ll1u)

    776 Yeah I need to call it as I'm up in less than 8 hrs.
    Good night horde

    Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2016 08:42 PM (Yo9Lf)

    777 Yes sweet relish is gross.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:43 PM (qUNWi)

    778 One of the more interesting training evolutions was a 3-day Wilderness First Aid course on how to stabilize patients in the backcountry who were more than 47-72 hours from definitive medical care.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:43 PM (Sfs6o)

    779 772
    Just be thankful he didn't tell you what happened to the carrot.
    Posted by: josephistan at July 10, 2016 08:41 PM (7qAYi)
    -----------------------------
    AAAAUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 10, 2016 08:43 PM (T/5A0)

    780 Another famous secret ingredient - Old Bay Seasoning on fried chicken. I shit you not.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:19 PM (Sfs6o)

    While eating Old Bay chips this morning I speculated on the possible merits of old bay chip crusted tilapia.

    I'd try it.

    Posted by: Phone of kari at July 10, 2016 08:44 PM (sg21q)

    781 775 I don't even know why they took so long to make dill relish, sweet relish sucks. Always has, always will.
    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby
    --------------------
    Well, crap. Now I'm confused. 50 comments ago, I liked you...

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:44 PM (WDs/x)

    782 Was it the commies doing the clubbing or getting clubbed?
    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:42 PM (qUNWi)

    Commies got clubbed.....good times,, good times.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 10, 2016 08:45 PM (ej1L0)

    783 Well, crap. Now I'm confused. 50 comments ago, I liked you...

    The net is an ephemeral mistress.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:45 PM (qUNWi)

    784 Hairyback Guy...I'd been the one putting extra stank on it.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:46 PM (qUNWi)

    785 Holding your breath doesn't always work, but none of the remedies do really. The "scare me" thing never ever worked for me.
    Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 10, 2016 08:18 PM (39g3+)

    The key is to make a "righteous, dude" surfer sign with both hands (thumb and pinky out) and pinch your nose AND plug your ears while holding your breath.

    Posted by: Phone of kari at July 10, 2016 08:46 PM (sg21q)

    786 777 Yes sweet relish is gross.
    Posted by: eleven
    ----------------
    *scribbles notes on "the list"*

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:46 PM (WDs/x)

    787 I don't like sweet relish or butter pickles.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:47 PM (ggrt+)

    788 All relish is worth a taste.

    Posted by: Phone of kari at July 10, 2016 08:48 PM (sg21q)

    789 Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:30 PM

    Oh, ewwwwwwwwww. Gross.

    One more thing to love about this place!

    Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 10, 2016 08:48 PM (044Fx)

    790 I still say Ace likes pickled beets.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:48 PM (Sfs6o)

    791 *scribbles notes on "the list"*

    If I had a list of the morons who had me on a list I'd run out of TP.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 08:48 PM (qUNWi)

    792 #716: Something I think you might really like, Blanch... Target's store brand, Archer Farms, makes a Bloody Mary pickle with a tomato-based brine. They're really good, and the brine is tasty, too.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 08:50 PM (0OG8D)

    793 The thing about seeds isn't that far off. People have inhaled seeds and
    had to get surgery to remove plants growing in their lungs.


    Tho that could be just another internet BS hoax.


    No, it's true.

    Posted by: Invasion of the Plant People at July 10, 2016 08:50 PM (Tyii7)

    794 787 I don't like sweet relish or butter pickles.

    Posted by: garrett
    -----------------
    Bread & Butter pickles?

    We're gonna need a bigger piece of paper.

    Posted by: The List at July 10, 2016 08:50 PM (WDs/x)

    795 Oh and CT you need to EXHALE before holding your breath for that hiccup solution to work

    Posted by: Phone of kari at July 10, 2016 08:51 PM (sg21q)

    796 Ok, question: I had a recipe that called for Old Bay seasoning. I could not find it at the local kroger so I looked online for a substitute- Emeril's 'Essence' was suggested. The recipe did not come out too bad. but I am wondering how close the two actually are.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 10, 2016 08:51 PM (3ZoRf)

    797 Well if you swallow seeds they grow in your stomach.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:51 PM (Sfs6o)

    798 #716: Something I think you might really like, Blanch... Target's store brand, Archer Farms, makes a Bloody Mary pickle with a tomato-based brine. They're really good, and the brine is tasty, too.

    Prothonotory Warbler...I'll check it out.

    Posted by: Blanch Potato at July 10, 2016 08:51 PM (qUNWi)

    799 One of the more interesting training evolutions was a 3-day Wilderness First Aid course on how to stabilize patients in the backcountry who were more than 47-72 hours from definitive medical care.

    Posted by: Weasel


    Recipes and adhoc surgery ~! Is there nothing this blog can't do???

    Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2016 08:51 PM (GINyK)

    800 797 Well if you swallow seeds they grow in your stomach.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:51 PM (Sfs6o)

    And that, little Suzie, is how babies are made.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:52 PM (0mRoj)

    801 >>
    Recipes and adhoc surgery ~! Is there nothing this blog can't do???


    Everything I know about adhoc surgery I learned from Father Mulcahey.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:53 PM (ggrt+)

    802
    Recipes and adhoc surgery ~! Is there nothing this blog can't do???


    Formatting?

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at July 10, 2016 08:53 PM (vyqqu)

    803 796 Ok, question: I had a recipe that called for Old Bay seasoning. I could not find it at the local kroger so I looked online for a substitute- Emeril's 'Essence' was suggested. The recipe did not come out too bad. but I am wondering how close the two actually are.
    Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 10, 2016 08:51 PM (3ZoRf)

    Sure, I'll go BAM!!! with the ladies, but I deny them my essence.

    Posted by: Emeril Lagasse at July 10, 2016 08:53 PM (0mRoj)

    804 And that, little Suzie, is how babies are made.

    And butt cucumbers.

    Posted by: Blanch Potato at July 10, 2016 08:53 PM (qUNWi)

    805 >>Is there nothing this blog can't do???


    Sell T-Shirts.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:54 PM (ggrt+)

    806 799 it was interesting enough that I considered a couple of longer week+ WFA courses. Emphasis on the W.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (Sfs6o)

    807 Sure, I'll go BAM!!! with the ladies, but I deny them my essence.
    Posted by: Emeril Lagasse at July 10, 2016 08:53 PM (0mRoj)

    See I was going to make the obvious joke in the post itself to defuse, but decided I could not deny you all the pleasure.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (3ZoRf)

    808 I don't like peaches very much, so perhaps the advice is sound.



    So you've been to the Frog and Peach:


    There's frog a la peche, which is a frog done in Cointreau and with a peach stuffed in its mouth And, ah, then, of course, there's peche a la frog, which is really not much to write home about. A waiter comes to your table. He's got this huge peach on it, which is covered in boiling liqueur, you see, and he slices it open to reveal about two thousand little black tadpoles squiggling about.



    Thank you Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (GILMl)

    809 >>Is there nothing this blog can't do???


    Have nice things.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (ggrt+)

    810 805 >>Is there nothing this blog can't do???


    Sell T-Shirts.
    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:54 PM (ggrt+)

    Or any other merch, for that matter.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (0mRoj)

    811 Old Bay is fine, pretty good in some applications, which are pretty diverse.


    CBD doesn't like peaches? Wow. CBD is a stud of cooking and cuisine, and tastes are individual, but peaches are truly a marvel. Problem is they don't travel (I think), so logistically you sorta need to be near the orchard, have 'em picked ripe, to really enjoy them (which has been rare in my life). And this all reminds me of peach Hate-shakes, now on offer at Chik-Fil-A. Hmmm. Gotta go by one this week.


    Tepanyaki. Luck to have been to a few high-end serious tepanyaki places in Japan. Truly amazing. No flourishes, just evident high-art in culinary matters. One of my best meals ever, high atop a posh hotel, little private booth area, four of us, our own chef. Meal took hours. Washed down with great local beer.


    OK so y'all made me hungry. Heading to a fantastic casual fish place on the harbor.

    Posted by: rhomboid at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (QDnY+)

    812 And butt cucumbers.

    Newsletter?

    Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (Tyii7)

    813 Sell T-Shirts.
    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:54 PM (ggrt+)

    "I'm a Moron"

    Posted by: Phone of kari at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (sg21q)

    814 796 Ok, question: I had a recipe that called for Old Bay seasoning. I could not find it at the local kroger so I looked online for a substitute- Emeril's 'Essence' was suggested. The recipe did not come out too bad. but I am wondering how close the two actually are.
    Posted by: Aetius451AD
    ------------------
    Really?
    I think they sell Old Bay at gas stations & 7-11s around here. I probably have a sealed tin of it in the kitchen.

    Posted by: The List at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (WDs/x)

    815 " I don't even know why they took so long to make dill relish, sweet relish sucks. Always has, always will"

    I agree that dill relish is awesome, but you need sweet relish to make genuine Chicago-style hot dogs, which are also awesome.

    Posted by: Bacon Jeff at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (qlu4D)

    816 And that, little Suzie, is how babies are made.



    And butt cucumbers.


    Not to mention a few zillions of poppies.

    Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 10, 2016 08:57 PM (044Fx)

    817 Hillary arrested nood

    Posted by: Country Singer at July 10, 2016 08:57 PM (GUBah)

    818 >>Chicago-style hot dogs, which are also awesome.


    No.

    A Hot Dog demands naught but Mustard and or Kraut.

    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:57 PM (ggrt+)

    819 Off, sock.
    See what you sweet relish haters made me do?

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 08:58 PM (WDs/x)

    820 Ok, question: I had a recipe that called for Old Bay seasoning. I could not find it at the local kroger so I looked online for a substitute- Emeril's 'Essence' was suggested. The recipe did not come out too bad. but I am wondering how close the two actually are.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD


    Close enough for astrophysics, I think. The difference may be in the sodium content and pepper/chili.

    Sodium
    Original Old Bay: 160mg per serve
    Essence: 271mg per serve

    Pepper/chili
    Essence tastes slightly hotter to me, but the salt content really plays havoc with it.

    Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2016 08:58 PM (GINyK)

    821 Was going to do a one-day wilderness first-aid course years ago - slept late and missed it.


    Shooting buddy is an ex-SEAL and one of his specialties was medical (he spent almost a month every year at Bethesda Naval training with trauma docs). I never want to need advanced field first aid, but I want him around if I do.

    Posted by: rhomboid at July 10, 2016 08:58 PM (QDnY+)

    822 Sell T-Shirts.
    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:54 PM (ggrt+)

    Two weeks

    Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 10, 2016 08:58 PM (CTtEr)

    823 Hillary arrested nood
    Posted by: Country Singer at July 10, 2016 08:57 PM (GUBah)

    Don't even joke

    Posted by: Phone of kari at July 10, 2016 08:58 PM (sg21q)

    824 817 Hillary arrested nood

    Posted by: Country Singer at July 10, 2016 08:57 PM (GUBah)

    You suck. I almost passed out from the ginormous instantaneous erection I got.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2016 08:59 PM (0mRoj)

    825 There's frog a la peche, which is a frog done in Cointreau and with a peach stuffed in its mouth And, ah, then, of course, there's peche a la frog, which is really not much to write home about. A waiter comes to your table. He's got this huge peach on it, which is covered in boiling liqueur, you see, and he slices it open to reveal about two thousand little black tadpoles squiggling about.

    Thank you Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 10, 2016 08:55 PM (GILMl)

    I am pretty adventurous as far as food goes. There are two, no three rules though:
    1) No Insects.
    2) Nothing still alive.
    3) Never going to try Balut.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 10, 2016 08:59 PM (3ZoRf)

    826 Heh. I figured I'd get a mix of reactions for that.

    Posted by: Country Singer at July 10, 2016 09:00 PM (GUBah)

    827 #811: Oh, there's nothing quite like hibachi steak and scallops. Definitely one of my all-time favorite meals.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 09:00 PM (0OG8D)

    828 821 I spent a lot of time in the backcountry on a trail crew - it's excellent training if you have the opportunity- fortunately I never had to (really) use it.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 10, 2016 09:03 PM (Sfs6o)

    829 What if you don't live near or care about Chicago dogs? What about if you're favorite dog is from Pinks and has chili, cheese and bacon on it? Where is your favorite dog from?

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 10, 2016 09:04 PM (6Ll1u)

    830 You suck. I almost passed out from the ginormous instantaneous erection I got.

    You boast sirrah! You boast.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 09:09 PM (qUNWi)

    831 Where is your favorite dog from?
    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby
    -----------------------
    The top of Mitt Romney's car.

    Posted by: The Mainscream Media at July 10, 2016 09:10 PM (WDs/x)

    832 The only thing arrested about Hillary is her sense of moral ethics.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 09:10 PM (qUNWi)

    833 http://preview.tinyurl.com/hycpr7q
    Link to Nigella's Chicken recipe without the lamb shanks
    Sorry if this is repetitive, but didn't scan 829 messages to find out

    Posted by: freedom2014despitebarack at July 10, 2016 09:11 PM (+wjl1)

    834 The only thing arrested about Nigella is her stop boob growth gene.

    Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2016 09:12 PM (qUNWi)

    835 A Hot Dog demands naught but Mustard and or Kraut.
    Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2016 08:57 PM (ggrt+)

    *****

    This guy who grew up in Chicago has them as God intended, with ketchup, onion and sweet relish.

    Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 10, 2016 09:15 PM (YLidQ)

    836 #829: Well, I hate to brag... oh, who am I kidding? I love to brag... but my personal favorite hot dog is smothered with my queso dip.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 09:15 PM (0OG8D)

    837 This guy who grew up in Chicago has them as God intended, with ketchup, onion and sweet relish.
    Posted by: ManWithNoParty
    ----------------
    I've had a dog from a steep vendor in Chicago. Told him to make it like he eats it.
    Had some kind of "relish" that reminded me of a sweet chow-chow.
    Damn good dog. But my go-to is mustard onions chilli.

    Posted by: The Mainscream Media at July 10, 2016 09:26 PM (WDs/x)

    838 Shit.
    And, grilled. Not boiled.

    Posted by: Chi at July 10, 2016 09:27 PM (WDs/x)

    839 Oh, you know what just suddenly sounds really good to me? A hot dog topped with dirty rice. You could call it a "dirty dog".

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 09:46 PM (0OG8D)

    840 They do the tableside Caesar salad trick at Valentino's in Nashville. I had a great meal in there a couple years ago- you order it "for two", and I split it with one of the other guys at our table. My then-fiancee was not so impressed with what she ordered. We generally stick to Coco's Italian Market out in west Nashville. Or Olive Garden. We're plebians that way.

    I have figured out the trick of doing a decent teppanyaki on the stovetop at the house. I can't get the fried rice right, it just doesn't get hot enough to get the chemistry correct. But the noodles, the scallops, veggies, and such, those all do okay. Even paying fourteen a pound for really good big scallops at the Kroger seafood department, I can do a reasonable dinner for two here at the house for half of what it would cost at one of our six or seven local teppanyaki establishments.

    Big flat bottom pans, about 8 on heat. Vegetable oil. Salt, pepper, soy sauce. Don't overcook the scallops.

    Teppanyaki scallops are one of the wife's favorite meals, so between the premature delivery on Tuesday, our son's death immediately subsequent, and the funeral Friday, I have been feeding the hell out of her.

    Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at July 10, 2016 10:05 PM (7ED1H)

    841 I'm sorry to hear about your son, Colonel Kurtz. I'm glad you're able to comfort your wife during this difficult time with some awesome cooking, though! Those scallops do sound great.

    Have you considered using a propane grill with a griddle pan on it? You might be able to get better results with the fried rice that way. You'd have to cook it outside, though. But, I'm pretty sure those grills can get hotter than your stovetop.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 10, 2016 10:18 PM (0OG8D)

    842 #841, thanks, PW, and I have seen that done. I just haven't bothered. I saw one guy on YouTube who was running a large wok on a propane fish fryer. Pretty analogous to the open gas burner and wok setups you get in good Chinese restaurants- I was the delivery driver for one in college after I left Domino's.

    For the noodles for anyone interested. I just use regular spaghetti. Cook, drain, leave in the fridge to get cold and stiffen a bit. They keep for a few days if covered.

    Get a good flat bottom skillet hot, throw a little oil in the bottom.

    Throw the noodles in. Douse them with "yum yum sauce." Recipes exist for it online, but I have been buying mine at Kroger. Soy sauce on top of that to dilute the yum yum. Keep tossing it in the pan. Tongs work well.

    Salt it, pepper it, and pull it out once they crisp up a bit. You're done.

    Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at July 10, 2016 11:54 PM (7ED1H)

    843 I used to work for Domino's, too! I was a cook there. I'd take orders, put the pizzas together, and put them on the conveyor belt to roll through the oven.

    There were a few times over the course of that year that I took a pizza out, sliced it and gave it to the driver, but the company really tried to avoid having me in that position, for whatever reason, so it only happened a few times, like when we were busy and the manager had something else to do right then.

    Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at July 11, 2016 12:17 AM (0OG8D)

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