Food Thread: Nuts! Anthony McAuliffe Would Be Proud

SavoryAlmonds.jpg

Our intrepid exercise-yard enforcer and fine cook Bluebell sent me a recipe for "Savory Spiced Pecans" a long while ago. I resisted them for as long as I could, but finally relented, and they are fabulous. Now, I would call them more sweet than savory, but hell, she's a Red Sox fan, so the fact that everything was spelled correctly is a great victory!

Anyway, I melded her excellent recipe with a much less successful recipe for "Spiced Almonds" that I found in the New York Times, and the results are above. The jar is sort of cloudy and dirty looking because the butter and sugar mixture doesn't really get perfectly hard and dry, but that is perfectly all right, because they taste great!

Here is a link to the PDF of the recipe. It's pretty straightforward, and to be honest the most important part is the technique from Bluebell's recipe. The spice mixture I used can be changed according to your palate.

Coincidentally I was wandering my local market a few days ago and saw a display for spiced cashews. Now, that is also a fine idea and one that I will be exploring in the near future. Made in my own kitchen, because $14.99/lb. is just...um...nuts!

******

I have extolled the virtues of the Brit's "Sunday Roast," and have recommended that we embrace it and improve upon it here in America.

The Ritual of Sunday Roast

The classic meal is a gray-weather-soothing, all-day-eating, then veg-on-the-couch-in-a-food-coma affair (think Thanksgiving, if it came once a week), and the communing around slabs of roast meat is a remarkably sturdy tradition—one that’s survived mad cow disease and the new appreciation in Britain for healthy (even vegan) eating and remains a nostalgic bulwark against the spread of American-style brunch. 

Yup...The Sunday Pub Roasts I have attended were conspicuous in their overindulgence of wonderful, fatty, rich, alcoholic comestibles, and even more conspicuously short on healthy alternatives. It's almost as if people like to eat good food and drink good booze and have a good time, and are less concerned with the politics of food (because that is what veganism is: pure politics). I don't appreciate the shot at American brunch though. It's not that big a deal in many parts of the country.
******

I like looking at these sorts of things because they are usually total crap, and this one stays true to form. My first hint was the incorrect conversions for weights and volumes. But it is, as you have probably already guessed, just clickbait. But a six-month Gold Membership with Ampersand utility for anyone who can find three glaring errors.

152 Things You Must Know In the Kitchen -- Ultimate Guide

Hat Tip: Misanthropic Humanitarian (although I think he was trolling me)

******

Arby's Makes Meat-Based Carrot in Response to Fake-Meat Food Trend
“Arby’s is not one of the restaurant companies interested in working with Impossible Foods,” Arby’s said in a statement this May. “The chances we will bring plant-based menu items to our restaurants, now or in the future, are absolutely impossible.”

In fact, Arby’s is so opposed to the idea of plant-based meats, that they’ve decided to essentially troll the entire fake-meat industry by creating a fake vegetable, called a “megetable.”


Hat Tip: Bitter Clinger
******

britcoq.jpg

Coq au Vin is an immensely satisfying cold-weather dish, but there are many recipes that are overly complicated and just too much of a slog for it to be in the regular rotation for many people. This recipe is pretty straightforward, although it is written in European Kickball units, so you will have to translate to a civilized language.

Easy coq au vin

As for the two bottles of red wine? Buy something cheap from Australia. It will be plenty rich enough, and it won't break the bank. Or even use one bottle of red and replace the second bottle with chicken stock. It won't be quite as rich, but it will be good. And for my sake don't use three bay leaves. That is at least one too many.

******

I absolutely love when market forces are unleashed to fix a problem.
Putting purple sea urchins on the menu could save California's kelp forest
But because it is California, it gets stupid:
The reason for this growth in numbers of the purple sea urchins comes down to rising sea temperatures, but also a disease that affected the sunflower sea star, the urchins' predators.
When in doubt, blame global warming! Never mind that there is another perfectly reasonable and far simpler explanation for the increase in the sea urchin population.

I spent an amazingly painful few hours in the ER, having a bunch of their spines removed from my heel. They went through my fin strap, through my bootie, and deep into my foot. So anything that knocks down their population makes me a happy (and vengeful) abalone diver.

******

Food and cooking tips, Castelvetrano olives with a sprinkle of chili flakes, young wild pigs, crisp bacon (although I am moving toward less crisp), thick and fluffy pita, and good tomatoes that aren't square, pale pink and covered with Mestizo E.coli: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit. And yes, shaking a Manhattan is blasphemy...it's in the Bible!

Posted by: CBD at 04:00 PM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of page)

1 Dinner is now being served...

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 13, 2019 04:01 PM (pK18g)

2 ...and for dessert?

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 13, 2019 04:03 PM (pK18g)

3 I remember our high school French teacher cooking our class coq au vin. It was yummy!


I think it's the only time I ever ate it.

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:03 PM (kD8Fh)

4 Love me some rooster with wine.

But first a martini. One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 13, 2019 04:04 PM (Z+IKu)

5 I suppose noone has hunger...

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 13, 2019 04:04 PM (pK18g)

6 ooh! The Brit Sunday Roast has Yorkie pudding!

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:05 PM (kD8Fh)

7 Arby's = the Chick-Fil-A of red meat

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:06 PM (L2ZTs)

8 I was going to say "those don't look like pecans. they look like almonds." See, this is why you should read the poat. So, I won't say that.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 04:07 PM (Dhht7)

9 The Impossible Burger is basically a chemistry experiment.
Why are the anti GMO people not out protesting?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 13, 2019 04:08 PM (Tt761)

10 I'd no idea the Brits have their own comfort food ritual on a Sunday, no less. Where does their beef come from?

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:08 PM (kD8Fh)

11 On my list to make for dinner soon:

- Hot links with homemade North Carolina bbq sauce

- Pizza, made with my own pizza dough (I'm finding the store-made brands are really salty)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:08 PM (L2ZTs)

12 anyway I did call them.

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:08 PM (kD8Fh)

13 I used to stay away from Arby's 'coz first franchise here was horrible and they went belly-up. New franchise is very good. Been enjoying there Reuben and daughter likes the French Dip.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 04:09 PM (Dhht7)

14 I say...i say braised rooster and funghi just sucks!!!

Posted by: LeghornFoghorn at October 13, 2019 04:10 PM (pK18g)

15 Why would you put grass on your chicken?

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:11 PM (lwiT4)

16 Coq au Vin Looks great. Easy to ruin, though. The wine, you see.

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2019 04:12 PM (zr5Kq)

17 Anybody tried the smoked brisket at Subway yet?

I admit I avoid it. I imagine it's about as authentic as the McRib.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:12 PM (L2ZTs)

18 Coq au Vin recipe calls for 200g smoked bacon lardons. What's a lardon?

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:13 PM (lwiT4)

19 This is my favorite deep-dish sour cream apple pie with cardamom streusel that I never made.


https://tinyurl.com/y4bpa4on


But I just printed out the recipe! Gotta start somewhere.

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:13 PM (kD8Fh)

20 I'll have to try the Arby's close by due to their attitude. And also, they fly a American flag so big you can see the pole bend.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 04:14 PM (Y4EXg)

21 This is my favorite deep-dish sour cream apple pie with cardamom streusel that I never made.



That cardamom is going to set you back three days pay.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:14 PM (lwiT4)

22 Pot rosy today to enjoy the fall weather

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:15 PM (9Y7/Z)

23 I'd no idea the Brits have their own comfort food ritual on a Sunday, no less. Where does their beef come from?
Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:08 PM (kD8Fh)
---------

Cows.

And when I've had Sunday roast over there, it comes with plenty of roasted veggies. I didn't have any alcohol or dessert so I claim it as health food.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:15 PM (aXucN)

24 What's a lardon?

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:13 PM (lwiT4)

Chunks of bacon. I prefer to use thick-cut and cut the chunks into 1/2"x1/2" at least.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:15 PM (wYseH)

25 I talk a lot at various threads here at Ace's, about getting out of California.

One reason I'm kind of passionate about learning to make a lot of tasty things at home that I can get from other places here, is because I have a hunch that when I finally get to (or have to) leave CA, I'll end up somewhere with significantly fewer fast food and restaurant options.

I especially want to teach myself to make great pizza, wings and Chicago dogs at home.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:16 PM (L2ZTs)

26 Arbies gyros are good too

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:16 PM (9Y7/Z)

27 Why would you put grass on your chicken?
Posted by: grammie winger

----

Seriously. Could that be where the term '2nd joint' comes from?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 04:16 PM (Y4EXg)

28 Thanks CBD. Now I know. Not that I'm ever going to actually make it.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:16 PM (lwiT4)

29 Arby's has a great Smokehouse brisket sandwich that probably beats out most of the BBQ joints around here, but this is Chicago.

Posted by: dartist at October 13, 2019 04:16 PM (K22Va)

30 I'd no idea the Brits have their own comfort food ritual on a Sunday, no less.

https://www.amazon.com /Hairy-Bikers-British-Classics-celebrate/dp/1409171957

Posted by: Adriane the Cookbook Loving Critic ... at October 13, 2019 04:16 PM (LPnfS)

31 Chunks of bacon. I prefer to use thick-cut and cut the chunks into 1/2"x1/2" at least.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:15 PM (wYseH)
--------

You forgot to say "using precise measuring instruments and a knife of uniform thickness."

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:17 PM (aXucN)

32
Shit

Pot roast


Pot roast

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:17 PM (9Y7/Z)

33
I used to stay away from Arby's 'coz first franchise here was horrible
and they went belly-up. New franchise is very good. Been enjoying there
Reuben and daughter likes the French Dip.


The RB's closest to Casa Backwardio makes great traditional gyros with Mystery Meat. Yummy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 13, 2019 04:18 PM (HaL55)

34 I clicked on MisHum's "152 Things" clickbait but I didn't get very far because a screen popped up wanting my email address and I couldn't close it. I'll have to live without ever knowing what I'm doing wrong.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:18 PM (aXucN)

35 What's a lardon?

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:13 PM (lwiT4)

Chunks of bacon. I prefer to use thick-cut and cut the chunks into 1/2"x1/2" at least.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:15 PM

CBD learned me that so 2-3 weeks ago. Please do try to keep up.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 04:18 PM (Dhht7)

36 You forgot to say "using precise measuring instruments and a knife of uniform thickness."

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:17 PM (aXucN)

Et tu?

I gave you credit for the nuts recipe, and this is how you treat me?

Regression to the mean!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:19 PM (wYseH)

37 Except that nuts recipe is not really anything like the one I gave you, except it has nuts in it.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:19 PM (aXucN)

38 I mentioned earlier but I'm smoking duck breast tonight. We got 19 ducks this morning. The brine is apple juice, soy sauce, Kosher salt, paprika, garlic, and basil. Cover with bacon then Smoke for 2 hours with applewood and finish in the oven.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:19 PM (uDh3k)

39 Will have a hen on the spit soon, tandori marinade.
And tomorrow the rest of the hen will become a tikka masala which is a braise, fricasee or ....

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 13, 2019 04:20 PM (pK18g)

40 Best pot roast ...


From chuck or round?


Discuss among yourselves .......

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:20 PM (9Y7/Z)

41 CBD learned me that so 2-3 weeks ago. Please do try to keep up.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 04:18 PM (Dhht7)



When it comes to cooking, new information slides off my brain like....... I better not say. This is a food thread.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:21 PM (lwiT4)

42 I mentioned earlier but I'm smoking duck breast tonight. We got 19 ducks this morning. The brine is apple juice, soy sauce, Kosher salt, paprika, garlic, and basil. Cover with bacon then Smoke for 2 hours with applewood and finish in the oven.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:19 PM (uDh3k)
---------

What kind of wine should I bring?

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:21 PM (aXucN)

43 That cardamom is going to set you back three days pay.


Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:14 PM (lwiT4)


Wow, I'd better ramp up my job search then!

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:21 PM (kD8Fh)

44 When it comes to cooking, new information slides off my brain like....... I better not say. This is a food thread.
Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:21 PM (lwiT4)
--------

You were going to say "like a lardon of bacon," weren't you?

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:21 PM (aXucN)

45 Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:19 PM (aXucN)

Meld: A word misunderstood by children and Red Sox fans.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:21 PM (wYseH)

46 We got 19 ducks this morning. The brine is apple
juice, soy sauce, Kosher salt, paprika, garlic, and basil. Cover with
bacon then Smoke for 2 hours with applewood and finish in the oven.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:19 PM (uDh3k)



That really sounds wonderful.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:22 PM (lwiT4)

47 CBD vs. bluebell

Two will enter, one will leave

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:22 PM (9Y7/Z)

48 Cows.




Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:15 PM (aXucN)


No wai!!!

And the cows live and graze...where? Do the Brits have ranches like in Texas and Argentina?

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:23 PM (kD8Fh)

49 And I've got the shiv.

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:23 PM (aXucN)

50 You were going to say "like a lardon of bacon," weren't you?





Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:21 PM (aXucN)



Actually, I was going to say 'like snot off a stick', but then I thought better of it.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:23 PM (lwiT4)

51 I know it's horrible for me, but I can't stop drinking this Pure Leaf Extra Sweet Tea.

"There's diabetes in every bottle!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:23 PM (L2ZTs)

52 >
What kind of wine should I bring?

Posted by: bluebell at Octobe


Hmmmmm. A nice Pinot Noir would be good.



Oh, and you need a puppy.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:23 PM (uDh3k)

53 And the cows live and graze...where? Do the Brits have ranches like in Texas and Argentina?
Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:23 PM (kD8Fh)
---------

Yes, but they're probably in Great Britain.

(I honestly don't know where they grow their cows. I guess Guernsey cows come from Guernsey but I think they're dairy cows.)

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:25 PM (aXucN)

54 >
That really sounds wonderful.
Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:22 PM (lwiT4)


You are always welcome.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:25 PM (uDh3k)

55 Oh, and you need a puppy.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:23 PM (uDh3k)


Barack's coming to eat too???

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:25 PM (L2ZTs)

56 Ah, the memories. Trying to impress that willowy, long-haired blonde lifeguard. And her father, the anti-college punk kid type.

Coq au Vin was the plan. And it looked great. Until her father said "I don't want any chicken that has to be liquored up to face me." Alas for the red flare off the sinking ship of young love.

I heard later she became a Grateful Dead fan for over a decade. After that she called me collect to send her $800 in bail money, so she could get out of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail. And she was planning to be on welfare from CA.

So sorry, goodby.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 13, 2019 04:25 PM (u82oZ)

57 I saw that, Lord Acton!

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:25 PM (aXucN)

58 Posted by: bluebell at Octobe



bluebell's at Octobe? I haven't been there in years.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:25 PM (lwiT4)

59 "The reason for this growth in numbers of the purple sea urchins comes
down to rising sea temperatures, but also a disease that affected the
sunflower sea star, the urchins' predators."
-----------

The real settled science is that there are "Keystone Species", in this case the starfish, that can control local ecosystems. They are usually, but not always. predators.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at October 13, 2019 04:26 PM (QrvWz)

60 Oh, and you need a puppy.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:23 PM (uDh3k)
--------

Did you not see the picture of my doggy from the last thread?

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:26 PM (aXucN)

61 Anyone think PDT's ever eaten lion meat?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:26 PM (L2ZTs)

62 'like snot off a stick'

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:23 PM (lwiT4)

Poetry!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:26 PM (wYseH)

63 Thank you kindly, Muad'dib

Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:26 PM (lwiT4)

64 That cardamom is going to set you back three days pay.




Posted by: grammie winger


One of the DC area's attractions is that formerly exotic ingredients are now commonplace. I've got both green and black cardamom, and they're really cheap at the local Asian grocery (H-Mart), as is a far better selection of produce than at the local Giant (*spit*). I've definitely switched to Wegman's, and will only darken Giant's door if I need one thing, since they're much closer. At this point, they're a glorified 7-11.

Posted by: pep at October 13, 2019 04:27 PM (T6t7i)

65 Fans of the Amazon series "Goliath" can skip season 3, where the writers, in their infinite wisdom, saw fit to make villains of California Central Valley almond growers.
I bailed out after 2 episodes.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 04:27 PM (w7KSn)

66 All the windows in the house are open, so the great kitchen smells are permeating the neighborhood. I made chicken enchilada soup in my crockpot and a pumpkin dump cake is cooling for dessert. I also grilled some chicken breasts to make salads for the week. I didn't want to spend too much time in the kitchen because I want to play with the new puppy. Y'all, he is stinkin' adorable.

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 04:28 PM (MmFTx)

67 I think there's a virus in Pixy's software.

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:28 PM (aXucN)

68 >
Did you not see the picture of my doggy from the last thread?

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:26 PM (aXucN)



I saw a dog with a knife. Not your dog, but a dog.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:29 PM (uDh3k)

69 bluebell

Lots of fancy cattle farms (they are not ranches!) in the midlands,and the border country with Scotland. Saw plenty of a wide variety of cattle on my recent train trip from Edinburgh to London.

Some Angus, some short-horn, and a few dairy cattle: those were mostly Holstein, with a few Jersey cows.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 13, 2019 04:29 PM (u82oZ)

70 What's a lardon?


Posted by: grammie winger


A sexually aroused Michael Moore. (or did we do that joke a few weeks ago?)

Posted by: pep at October 13, 2019 04:29 PM (T6t7i)

71 Maud'dib, try a blackberry sage sauce over those duck breasts.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 04:30 PM (FyBLL)

72 71
Maud'dib, try a blackberry sage sauce over those duck breasts.

Posted by: Ben Had


OK, now I'm sexually aroused.

Posted by: pep at October 13, 2019 04:30 PM (T6t7i)

73 I saw a dog with a knife. Not your dog, but a dog.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:29 PM (uDh3k)
----------

Did you not read the title? It said it was my dog! Are you telling me that CBD was lying to us? And JT?

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:31 PM (aXucN)

74 with a few Jersey cows.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 13, 2019 04:29 PM (u82oZ)

That's a long swim!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:31 PM (wYseH)

75 Afternoon all,

Spiced pecans are wonderful. I'm not as fond of almonds, because they are harded, but cashews and macadamia nuts would probably work well also. If they work out, I will be adding them to Christmas hampers for friends and family.

At the moment, I have three soups on the stove and cornbread in the oven. I freaking love fall!!!!

Posted by: Moki at October 13, 2019 04:31 PM (mFoNl)

76 I gave out bags of sweet-spiced-herbed nuts as gifts last Christmas. I tied them with tags that said "You're gonna love my nuts!"

Posted by: fly gal at October 13, 2019 04:32 PM (jrZ1+)

77 >71 Maud'dib, try a blackberry sage sauce over those duck breasts.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13


I've done a blackberry glaze before. But not with sage. Hmmmmm.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:32 PM (uDh3k)

78 no good deed, good to see you and you sound really happy. How's the new house? Did you get the school straightened out yet?

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:32 PM (aXucN)

79 Dang, I looked at the "easy coq au vin" (which I love) and, no, not that easy. Starting with all the 400g business. It's just all too complicated. Might just be me.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:32 PM (14URa)

80 bluebell!!!!!! mwah mwah mwah!

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:33 PM (14URa)

81 Peaches, that's kind of how I feel about pizza dough...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:33 PM (L2ZTs)

82 >
Did you not read the title? It said it was my dog! Are you telling me that CBD was lying to us? And JT?

Posted by: bluebell (crypto-Yankees fan) at October 13, 2019 04:31 PM (aXucN)



I may have been thrown off by your comment about not having a dog.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:34 PM (uDh3k)

83 Pep, what did giant do? I'm not up on this.

I love Wegman's, and we have a new H Mart opening in a couple of weeks. I'm anxious to see what they have.

Posted by: Moki at October 13, 2019 04:34 PM (mFoNl)

84
When the enviroloonies take over, the Food Thread will have recipes for porridge, barley bread and discuss which trees have the tastiest bark.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2019 04:34 PM (7rVsF)

85 Posted by: pep at October 13, 2019 04:27 PM (T6t7i)

I think I actually have cardamom somewhere in the pantry. The scent it releases when baking is heavenly.

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:36 PM (kD8Fh)

86 Peaches:

1/2 pound smoked bacon lardons
8 British free-range chicken legs (thighs attached)
8 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
2 bottles full-bodied red wine
3 fresh bay leaves
Handful fresh thyme sprigs, plus a few extra to serve
3 ounces butter
Olive oil for frying
1 pound round shallots, peeled, halved if large
1 pound button mushrooms, halved if large

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:37 PM (wYseH)

87 >80 bluebell!!!!!! mwah mwah mwah!
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2



*cues porn soundtrack*

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:37 PM (uDh3k)

88 Vegan= crazy person with an eating disorder.

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:38 PM (9Y7/Z)

89 >although it is written in European Kickball units, so you will have to translate to a civilized language.

That reminds - it's Metric Thanksgiving in Canada. Officially tomorrow but that's a better clean-up day than an eating day so I'm enjoying the turkey aroma wafting through the house right now.

Posted by: all doubt removed at October 13, 2019 04:38 PM (S2eH9)

90 83
Pep, what did giant do? I'm not up on this.


Every experience I have with them is negative.

I judge a market on three things, and they'd better have at least one of them.

1) Price
2) Selection
3) Service
Giant flunks in every category. I think the thing that irks me the most is that the cashiers now don't even put the groceries in the cart. I have to direct them to do it every time. Could I do it myself? Sure. But when your prices are high, and your selection is low, it's a poor business strategy to suck at service.

Wegmans: pricy, but good service and selection
Costco: cheap, but limited service and selection
H-Mart: awesome selection and low prices
Giant: LOLGF

Posted by: pep at October 13, 2019 04:38 PM (T6t7i)

91 Did you get the school straightened out yet?

Not yet. It's on my to do list. The boy child is really kicking butt in high school. I am happy for him. I just painted our den, sprayed painted the brass on the fireplace, and whitewashed the bricks on the fireplace. My next project is to prep the sheet rock in the dining room where I tore off the chair rail and paint it. We love the new house. These things have cut in to my time on here. It's good to see you too!

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 04:38 PM (MmFTx)

92 61 Anyone think PDT's ever eaten lion meat?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:26 PM (L2ZTs)


Yes, and fire-breathing dragon too.


the GOPes, they eat too many grilled cheese sammies.

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:38 PM (kD8Fh)

93 Pep, that's how I shop too. Giant is for when I forgot something and don't feel like driving to Wegmans.

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 04:40 PM (MmFTx)

94 Way late, not sure what's for dinner yet. Have 4 red Anaheim peppers from the garden to have with burritos today or tomorrow.

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 04:40 PM (ZCEU2)

95 Ok, I see there are a couple of cheese heads on the thread but I will post anyway. As I mentioned on the Chest Thread yesterday, I made Beer Cheese Soup for Mrs. Grilled some brats, too. Finely diced brats and threw in soup bowls at table. Pretzel rolls for dipping. Delicious.

Diced carrots and red pepper sauteed in butter. Make a roux. Chicken broth, Miller High Life, 1/2 & 1/2, worstershire( or Worcestershire), dry mustard, Dijon mustard. 14oz 3 yo WI cheese, grated. And some other things.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 04:40 PM (Dhht7)

96 I know, OT.

But, I just want say thanks to the Horde. I'm surrounded by Dems, and not the regular kind. The Leftist kind. All of our differences aside, the blog reminds me that we're numerous, we're everywhere and we're belligerent.

I Am Not Alone, lol.

Also, going through some tough times in my family life, the camaraderie at AoS reminds me that people actually give a shit about each other, even if they've never met in person.

It's a really good community.

Now, on topic: I don't always comment on it, but I've been learning to cook over the last couple years and the food thread is a must read bookmark thread each week.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 04:41 PM (gnh2c)

97 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:37 PM (wYseH)

You are the best, CBD!!! When I first saw that jar o' nuts, I thought, omg, I was right, that fucker's gone vegan . . .

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:42 PM (14URa)

98 kallisto, too many burnt weenie sandwiches too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:42 PM (L2ZTs)

99 98 kallisto, too many burnt weenie sandwiches too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:42 PM (L2ZTs)


they are pathetic. with notable exceptions., Too afraid to close ranks behind DJT!

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:43 PM (kD8Fh)

100 that fucker's gone vegan . . .


Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:42 PM (14URa)


Never!


Actually, I went sort-of-low-carb, and my bacon consumption is through the roof.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 04:44 PM (wYseH)

101 I may have been thrown off by your comment about not having a dog.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 13, 2019 04:34 PM (uDh3k)
--------

You read the comments?

Also - PEACHES!!!!! So good to see you! What are you up to? Did someone tell me you moved back to CA?

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:44 PM (aXucN)

102 Ham sammiches this weekend at the farm instead of hotdogs!

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:44 PM (DoOTF)

103 Lots of fancy cattle farms (they are not ranches!) in the midlands,and the border country with Scotland.

Interesting.

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:44 PM (kD8Fh)

104 wait...

"fancy" cattle farms?

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:45 PM (kD8Fh)

105 Hi Peaches!

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:45 PM (DoOTF)

106 You read the comments?



Also - PEACHES!!!!! So good to see you! What are you up to? Did someone tell me you moved back to CA?



Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:44 PM (aXucN)
Like the prodigal son, I have returned to the sweet heaving bosom of my family, bluebell. And it's awesome, I'm even sleeping in my old room. And, hell to the no, I have not, will not, hell will freeze over first, moved back to CA. xoxo

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:46 PM (14URa)

107 I'm not certain I'm comfortable with the cloudiness and dirtiness of the jar of nuts.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:46 PM (DoOTF)

108 Weasel . . . ;-)

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:47 PM (14URa)

109 kallisto

Not a lot of room for free range cattle ranches in the UK. Looked more like feed lots with a small amount of grass to let them meet the desired marketing criteria. JMHO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 13, 2019 04:48 PM (u82oZ)

110 Are you still in Indiana, Peaches?

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 04:48 PM (TdMsT)

111 the GOPes, they eat too many grilled cheese sammies.

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 04:38

?? Quantify too many. They prolly don't put mayo on the bread and use margarine so they're faux grilled cheese sammies.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 04:50 PM (Dhht7)

112 So where are you Peaches???

Posted by: lin-duh at October 13, 2019 04:51 PM (UUBmN)

113 Got 2 tickets to a Michael Moore Buffet Reenactment. Should be fun, OSHA shut down the last real one.

Posted by: klaftern at October 13, 2019 04:51 PM (RuIsu)

114 I am, indeed, still here in Hooville. 2 years just recently. Neighbors have finally gotten over their fright and are embracing me in the loveliest way. Last night I had cake for dinner (Phyllis), tonight I have stew (Margaret). Which is awesome because I can't do shit with this electric range here, how do people live when they don't have gas stoves? It should be against the law.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:52 PM (14URa)

115 And, hell to the no, I have not, will not, hell will freeze over first, moved back to CA. xoxo
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:46 PM (14URa)
--------

Good. I was worried. I thought if that's true, something bad must have happened.

Now don't ever leave us again, missy!

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:52 PM (aXucN)

116 Weasel, What about a copy of TDG for Dr. Bob as a thank you?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 04:52 PM (FyBLL)

117 Posted by: lin-duh at October 13, 2019 04:51 PM (UUBmN)
------
Hey lin-duh - be seeing you in a few days!

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:52 PM (DoOTF)

118 They prolly don't put mayo on the bread and use margarine so they're faux grilled cheese sammies.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 04:50 PM

-------

Heh. The way I learned from my old man is Side 1 where the most cooking gets done gets butter. Side 2 gets mayo.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 04:53 PM (gnh2c)

119 116 Weasel, What about a copy of TDG for Dr. Bob as a thank you?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 04:52 PM (FyBLL)
------
That's a great idea!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:53 PM (DoOTF)

120 I'm not certain I'm comfortable with the cloudiness and dirtiness of the jar of nuts.
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:46 PM (DoOTF)
--------

It's because he mucked about with my recipe.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:53 PM (aXucN)

121 Now don't ever leave us again, missy!



Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:52 PM (aXucN)
Ma'am, yes, ma'am. It's super good to be back!

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:53 PM (14URa)

122 Muad'dib, your duck marinate sounds great!
Have a friend who used to have a game dinner weekend every year, and one guy was grilling goose breast.
The taste was complex... I couldn't place ANY of the ingredients!
Told me he soaked them in Coca Cola for 24 hours.
Darn good.

Posted by: MarkY at October 13, 2019 04:54 PM (xF990)

123 A {{Peaches}} sighting. Hope you are well!

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 04:54 PM (OM4Ma)

124 Weasel, What about a copy of TDG for Dr. Bob as a thank you?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 04:52 PM (FyBLL)
------
That's a great idea!!!!
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:53 PM (DoOTF)
--------

On it.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:54 PM (aXucN)

125 You do not see too many Phyliss's anymore.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 04:54 PM (ycWCI)

126 Which is awesome because I can't do shit with this electric range here, how do people live when they don't have gas stoves? It should be against the law.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:52 PM (14URa)

I feel ya. My mom has been teaching me on a gas range, and my electric range requires a LOT more attention. But it can be done.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 04:55 PM (gnh2c)

127
It's because he mucked about with my recipe.
Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:53 PM (aXucN)
-----
Yeah! See how I defended you?
Side note: can you bring an extra cookbook to Texas please?

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:55 PM (DoOTF)

128
Trump eats burgers made from grizzly bears

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:55 PM (9Y7/Z)

129 Glad you are back, Peaches! How's Fluffy?

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 04:55 PM (TdMsT)

130 Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 04:54 PM (aXucN)
-----
Thanks!

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:56 PM (DoOTF)

131 bluebell, Thank You.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 04:56 PM (FyBLL)

132 Well, here's the thing. I watch all those Gordon Ramsey shows. You don't EVER see them cooking on this electric crap. You bring something to a boil, gotta turn it down to simmer? Hope you got 45 minutes . . . It's really quite criminal.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:56 PM (14URa)

133 Arby's seems to rotate through a large menu of specials.
Some time ago they had a thickslice fatback sandwich. Don't know what they called it, but that is what it was.

Wife got one. And ate it. Too me it would be too chewy.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 13, 2019 04:57 PM (1g7ch)

134 Mayo on grilled cheese?? WTF?


Butter people, real butter

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:58 PM (9Y7/Z)

135 But first a martini. One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 13, 2019 04:04 PM (Z+IKu)


I prefer you just pour out the olive juice in the jar and make my martini in there. And re-use when the alcohol portion gets low.

Posted by: GWB at October 13, 2019 04:58 PM (dDmj8)

136 Hey weasel,
I'll be there Saturday...with the whole family again.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 13, 2019 04:58 PM (UUBmN)

137 136 Hey weasel,
I'll be there Saturday...with the whole family again.
Posted by: lin-duh at October 13, 2019 04:58 PM (UUBmN)
------
Great. Looking forward to it!

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 04:59 PM (DoOTF)

138 Mayo on grilled cheese?? WTF?


I'd never heard of it until a couple of years ago. It's not terrible, but it ain't butter.

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 04:59 PM (MmFTx)

139 BREAKING


Trump has ordered all troops moved out of Northern Syria, probably as a prelude to bringing them home.

Posted by: Vic at October 13, 2019 05:00 PM (mpXpK)

140 Electric ranges are the devil. Got one at lake house. Hate it. Most everything goes onto grill.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:00 PM (Dhht7)

141 There's a ton of "use mayo on your grilled cheese" stuff out there. Pfft. Nothing beats butter.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:01 PM (14URa)

142 Important question. Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (FyBLL)

143 Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:58 PM (9Y7/Z)

Butter + mayo. Butter for the bottom piece, and it toasts up nicely while it does 80% of the cooking. The mayo is for the top part, because it toasts it up while finishing the melted cheese, without burning.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (gnh2c)

144 Hi no good deed!

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (DoOTF)

145 Sunday's as a kid were always at grandma and grandpa's for dinner. Always some type of roast or chicken, polenta, and a huge bowl of sauteed mushrooms. Good food, good stories. Grandpa always had good stories.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (dyO5W)

146 Mayo on grilled cheese?? WTF?


Butter people, real butter

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 04:58 PM

Try it. You'll like it. Mikey does.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (Dhht7)

147 Mayo on grilled cheese?? WTF?


I'd never heard of it until a couple of years ago. It's not terrible, but it ain't butter.

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 04:59 PM

Correct. It's better.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:03 PM (Dhht7)

148
Important question. Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (FyBLL)

===

Not if youre Reform.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 13, 2019 05:04 PM (EZebt)

149 142 Important question. Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (FyBLL)
------
I don't think so, but then again I mostly eat hotdogs and ham sammiches.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:04 PM (MVjcR)

150 I have a hunch that when I finally get to (or have to) leave CA, I'll end up somewhere with significantly fewer fast food and restaurant options.

I especially want to teach myself to make great pizza, wings and Chicago dogs at home.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 04:16 PM (L2ZTs)

You may be surprised. When I left a metropolitan area and went into the boonies, I found plenty of great restaurants. There are practically no mediocre ones and never any bad ones. The locals won't keep it going in the off-season.

Also, if your local community college has a culinary arts degree, you can find good food in the vicinity.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 13, 2019 05:04 PM (/+bwe)

151 deez nutz

Posted by: Matt Plauer at October 13, 2019 05:04 PM (EgshT)

152 Important question. Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM

No.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:05 PM (Dhht7)

153 Weasel, you aren't going to see a sammich for a week.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:05 PM (FyBLL)

154 I prefer you just pour out the olive juice in the jar and make my martini in there. And re-use when the alcohol portion gets low.
Posted by: GWB at October 13, 2019 04:58 PM (dDmj

Nice! I will try that next time.....

Beats using a mason jar like I always do.

Thanks GWB!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 13, 2019 05:05 PM (Z+IKu)

155 Important question. Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (FyBLL

Umm... I've never thought to use onion. But it sounds fantastic. If it's a sin, I'm gonna burn.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:06 PM (gnh2c)

156 153 Weasel, you aren't going to see a sammich for a week.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:05 PM (FyBLL)
------
I know! I was regaling WW with the plan and she's all pouty now.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:06 PM (DoOTF)

157 Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (FyBLL)

That is the preferred way here at Chez Dildo.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 05:07 PM (wYseH)

158 I have never cooked on a gas stove. (I know!) I do love my glasstop range.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:07 PM (dyO5W)

159 Hey Peaches!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 13, 2019 05:07 PM (HaL55)

160 Not a bagel fan myself, but wife has really been enjoying blueberry bagels with strawberry cream cheese for breakfast. Don't hate.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:08 PM (Dhht7)

161 Best whiskey to pair with bbq?

With cigars?

Posted by: Wiskee at October 13, 2019 05:09 PM (LlRQB)

162 Hey, Weasel!

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 05:09 PM (MmFTx)

163 Clinton Cash is on OANN right now.

And I'm making a new (to me) chicken and potato casserole for dinner. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 05:10 PM (sGotD)

164 Thank You all. It will make serving a lot easier.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:10 PM (FyBLL)

165 olddog, that doesn't sound bad. And you know--blueberries!

That soup sounds pretty good. That's another thing I've never eaten, even tho I'm from WI. Seems odd, right?

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:10 PM (dyO5W)

166 And I'm making a new (to me) chicken and potato casserole for dinner. Fingers crossed.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 05:10 PM (sGotD)
--------

Ooh, that sounds promising. What else is in it?

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 05:10 PM (aXucN)

167 Not a bagel fan myself, but wife has really been enjoying blueberry bagels with strawberry cream cheese for breakfast. Don't hate.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:08 PM (Dhht7)

Don't hate the sinners. Hate the sin.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:11 PM (gnh2c)

168 Anyone familiar with golden potatoes?

Never messed with them

Normally use russets and have had good results

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 05:11 PM (9Y7/Z)

169 I have never cooked on a gas stove. (I know!) I do love my glasstop range.
Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:07 PM

It helps to have a natural gas line running through the neighborhood. My last apartment and current house both have natural gas suppliers, unlike the propane and fuel oil dealers of my youth.

A gas oven is a gamechanger: everything stays moist.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 13, 2019 05:12 PM (/+bwe)

170 oldog, anything the Mrs. wants to eat is perfect.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:12 PM (FyBLL)

171 Yukon gold potatoes? Sure. I use them for mashed potatoes. They're good.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 05:12 PM (aXucN)

172
Eagle Rare is the best whiskey for $32

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 05:12 PM (9Y7/Z)

173 Important question. Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?



Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM

No cogent reason to use any other kind, Ben.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:12 PM (14URa)

174 Anyone familiar with golden potatoes?

Of course.

Posted by: Tater Seltzer at October 13, 2019 05:13 PM (EgshT)

175 I use them for mashed potatoes.

I started using butter potatoes with the skin on for mashed potatoes. I hardly ever use russets anymore unless I am just craving a baked potato.

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 05:14 PM (MmFTx)

176 Why would you put grass on your chicken?
Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:11 PM


Either you're going to a Grateful Dead concert, or Willie Nelson is coming over for dinner?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 05:15 PM (DMUuz)

177 The only objection I have to whipped cream cheese, is that some companies (I'm looking at you, Einstein's) use artificial stabilizers that give YD heartburn.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:15 PM (gnh2c)

178 169
I have never cooked on a gas stove. (I know!) I do love my glasstop range.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:07 PM

I want to take a sledge hammer to mine. It's the suck.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:15 PM (14URa)

179 That soup sounds pretty good. That's another thing I've never eaten, even tho I'm from WI. Seems odd, right?

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:10 PM

Heh. As a Missourian, I figured some WI Cheese-Head aficionado would bash me. Regardless, it was really good. Eating on it today. Added cooked rice to Mrs. to get her some carbs. She loved it.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:16 PM (Dhht7)

180 Anyone familiar with golden potatoes?
~~~~~

That's all I used for mashed. The best.

---------------------------

Bluebell: it's pretty basic, so I figure they'll eat it. Chicken, potatoes, bacon, cheddar, green onions, cream, butter, and seasonings. If it's any good, I'll send you the recipe.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 05:16 PM (sGotD)

181 I recently saw the starfish kill the urchins thing too, I also saw one where they brought back the otters and then they ate the urchins and the kelp came back. Both PBS shows

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 13, 2019 05:17 PM (aKPfc)

182 Lardon: something Brian Stelter can't see when he looks down.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 13, 2019 05:17 PM (RqQOX)

183 My taste tells me the flavor in the brick is a little better but the whipped is going to be quicker.

Can't be burning valuable shooting time.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:17 PM (FyBLL)

184 Important question. Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM


WCC on lox bagel = not worth confessing
Beans in chili = heavy penance for first offense
Carrots in chili = excommunication for first offense

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 05:19 PM (DMUuz)

185 Whipped won't tear up your bagels. Fact! Plus, here in flyover, you can't get a decent bagel to save your life. It's horrific.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:19 PM (14URa)

186 Bluebell: it's pretty basic, so I figure they'll eat it. Chicken, potatoes, bacon, cheddar, green onions, cream, butter, and seasonings. If it's any good, I'll send you the recipe.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 05:16 PM (sGotD)
-------

Oh my goodness. Please do. With ingredients like that, I don't see how you can go wrong.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 05:19 PM (aXucN)

187 I scream
You scream
We all scream
For legumes!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:20 PM (ZYB2s)

188 >>I want to take a sledge hammer to mine. It's the suck.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:15 PM (14URa)

My brother hates the one his MiL has. Says it doesnt keep even heat, but mine seems to be fine. Maybe the brand or generation makes a difference.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:20 PM (dyO5W)

189 Great-looking chow, CBD. Put that Coq Au Vin thing in there and I have made a plan. I'm gonna cook one in a crockpot. Gonna have Mrs. E order a new crockpot tomorrow in fact, and the old one goes to Salvation Army.

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2019 05:20 PM (UUkQp)

190 I do all my cooking in the microwave. I'm so good at it that I wish the timer had .1 second divisions.

Posted by: Ronster at October 13, 2019 05:20 PM (YhCN5)

191 oldog, anything the Mrs. wants to eat is perfect.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:12 PM

Yep. And I try to keep it varied to stimulate the taste buds.

Today I made some more deviled eggs. Mayo, vinegar, mustard, S&P.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:20 PM (Dhht7)

192 Peaches, I take it you don't have a gas line to your condo? I cooked on electric when we were first married but for the last fifteen years I've had a gas cooktop and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 05:21 PM (aXucN)

193 Bout to dig into some fish tacos.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 13, 2019 05:21 PM (C4fv6)

194 Peaches, I don't think the bagels are going to anything to write home about but the smoked salmon that Nurse ratched is sending is going to be the awesome.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:22 PM (FyBLL)

195 Oops, didn't mean to post yet @191. The second half of the eggs I added sweet pickle relish and tad more mustard. She was in deviled egg heaven.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:22 PM (Dhht7)

196 WCC on lox bagel = not worth confessing
Beans in chili = heavy penance for first offense
Carrots in chili = excommunication for first offense
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 05:19 PM (DMUuz)

-------

WHAT ABOUT HOMINY?!

I like just a little in the mix, for a difference in texture. Not Texas style, where it's so much hominy that it's basically a casserole. Is this a crime? I just don't know.

*self reflects*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:23 PM (gnh2c)

197 That asinine Atlantic article re CA's outbreaks of typhus, HepA, the Plague, etc......."......and because of limited access to health care." Oh yeah, I sure all those drug addicted pan handlers is they only had an insurance card, they'd be down at the doc's office getting those diseases cured. Uh huh. Sure. F-cking asshole newsbeat writers need a nice asskicking one and all.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at October 13, 2019 05:25 PM (U49B9)

198 So Texans say real chili does not have beans in it.

Is that the only state with that idea?

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 05:25 PM (9Y7/Z)

199 Beans don't belong in chili. Not a Texan.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:26 PM (gnh2c)

200 I would never troll the CBD.

NEVER

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 05:26 PM (aA3+G)

201 Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:22 PM (Dhht7)

Olddog, Mrs H made deviled eggs with some Underwood Deviled Ham mixed in, there were never any left!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 05:27 PM (BiNEL)

202 I made my favorite chicken stew with polenta in honor of the cooler weather.

Should have stopped at one serving. 2 full plates might have been a little much.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:27 PM (FyBLL)

203 198 So Texans say real chili does not have beans in it.

Is that the only state with that idea?
Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 05:25 PM (9Y7/Z
--------
As a Texavirginian, I say no beans in chili. They should be served on the side.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:27 PM (MVjcR)

204 When I was a kid, living right on the coast, we used to hit the tide pools every minus tide to get crabs, abalone, and mussels. There were always Japanese people collecting all the sea urchins they could carry. We thought it was weird. Now I know better, uni is my absolute favorite sushi item.

Also the sea urchin population booms and busts all of the time. It isn't globull warming.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 13, 2019 05:28 PM (aS1PU)

205 Anyone familiar with golden potatoes?

--------

I read about this on Urban Dictionary,

DISGUSTING.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:28 PM (ZYB2s)

206 I'm talking about just a little, here. Just the occasional bit of hominy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:28 PM (gnh2c)

207 Beans on the side yo.

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 13, 2019 05:28 PM (pK18g)

208 I'm gonna cook one in a crockpot.

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2019 05:20 PM (UUkQp)

That should work.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 13, 2019 05:28 PM (wYseH)

209 typhus, HepA, the Plague,
Posted by: Emil Moresi at October 13, 2019 05:25

I don't keep any of those in the pantry or spice cabinet. Do you cook with those? They sound yucky.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:29 PM (Dhht7)

210 Important question. Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?



Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM




Yes

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:29 PM (HALdu)

211 Lion fish with sea urchin canapés?

Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 05:29 PM (MwFQu)

212 As a Texavirginian, I say no beans in chili. They should be served on the side.
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:27 PM (MVjcR)

As a Virginia pauper, we found that beans in chili made it go a lot further when there were three teenage boys chowing down on it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 05:31 PM (BiNEL)

213 Just made some NC bbq sauce with, shall we say, some... aged... vinegar in the cabinet... :-0

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:31 PM (L2ZTs)

214 So Texans say real chili does not have beans in it.

Is that the only state with that idea?

Posted by: Yo! at October 13, 2019 05:25 PM

From what I can discern, yes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:31 PM (Dhht7)

215 Just read elsewhere that vinegar never actually goes bad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:31 PM (L2ZTs)

216 Lion fish with sea urchin canapes?
Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 05:29 PM (MwFQu)


I'd hit it. I've never had lion fish but I've heard that it is very tasty.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 13, 2019 05:32 PM (aS1PU)

217 If you are going to have beans and chili is is ridiculous not to put them in the chili.

Serving the beans on the side is like giving someone a cheeseburger with a a slice of lettuce, and tomato on the side, that they are necessarily going to eat with the cheeseburger.

It is a convenience thing, not to mention that every bean is improved by association with and immersion in chili, in every way.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:32 PM (HALdu)

218 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 05:31 PM (BiNEL)
-----
Well then I suppose it can be a dark family secret.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:32 PM (MVjcR)

219 As a Texavirginian, I say no beans in chili. They should be served on the side.
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:27 PM (MVjcR)

As a Coney Island aficionado, I declare that no-bean chili must be served on a hotdog OR, even better, smoked kielbasa in a bun. No beans may come in contact with the meat, unless it's in a big pot of camp beans.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 13, 2019 05:32 PM (/+bwe)

220 >>I made my favorite chicken stew with polenta in honor of the cooler weather.

Should have stopped at one serving. 2 full plates might have been a little much.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:27 PM (FyBLL)

I brought home some cornmeal from the U. P. Store up there grinds it just right. Not too coarse, not too fine. Can't wait to make some!

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:32 PM (dyO5W)

221
211 Lion fish with sea urchin canapes?
Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 05:29 PM (MwFQu)

---------

Whadda ya mean canapes? That's a Ritz cracker and chopped liver.

Posted by: Frankie Five Angels at October 13, 2019 05:33 PM (ZYB2s)

222 Lion fish with sea urchin canapes?
Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 05:29 PM (MwFQu)




And do it yourself fugu?

You know you have gone to one of the best restaurants in town when you get to go to the tank and pick out your own lion fish.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:33 PM (HALdu)

223 Folks talkin' chili?

I've been extolling the Carroll Shelby kit of late. Pretty good, and you can customize it any way you like.

I am tempted to try making the kit with shrimp and crab rather than red meat some time... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:34 PM (L2ZTs)

224 Beans should not be in chili. That's called soup. Chili is made of peppers and pork. And if you're a deviant like me, a handful of hominy for the starch.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:34 PM (5aX2M)

225 Now if only there were an inexpensive Carroll Shelby kit for building your own car... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:34 PM (L2ZTs)

226 Just read elsewhere that vinegar never actually goes bad.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:31 PM (L2ZTs)



Since something having a vinegary scent isoften a signe that it has gone bad makes sense that vinegar cannot go bad.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:34 PM (HALdu)

227 Just read elsewhere that vinegar never actually goes bad.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:31 PM (L2ZTs)

--------

FUN FACT: Neither does honey.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:34 PM (ZYB2s)

228 Well then I suppose it can be a dark family secret.
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:32 PM (MVjcR)

I've never told anyone that secret before, but I know I can trust your discretion!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 05:35 PM (BiNEL)

229 I've been making my CS chili with half ground beef and half hot Italian sausage.

Maybe I'm crazy, the sausage seems to make it taste a tiny bit better.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:35 PM (L2ZTs)

230 Olddog, Mrs H made deviled eggs with some Underwood Deviled Ham mixed in, there were never any left!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 05:27 PM

I was reading about that today. Will have to give that a try. It seems to me you can modify with addins and different toppings for deviled eggs and it's all good.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:35 PM (Dhht7)

231 Strangely enough, bleu cheese can go bad.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:36 PM (ZYB2s)

232 Cicero, you can tell when bleu cheese goes bad. It turns blue... ;-)

And, you can tell when Limberger cheese goes bad. It actually starts to taste *good*...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:36 PM (L2ZTs)

233 I have never cooked on a gas stove. (I know!) I do love my glasstop range.
Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:07 PM (dyO5W)




gas sucks

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:37 PM (HALdu)

234 132 Well, here's the thing. I watch all those Gordon Ramsey shows. You don't EVER see them cooking on this electric crap. You bring something to a boil, gotta turn it down to simmer? Hope you got 45 minutes . . . It's really quite criminal.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 04:56 PM (14URa)

-------------------------------

When I had to do something like that on an electric range, I've preheat a second burner to the lower temperature, and move the pot.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 05:37 PM (CAJOC)

235 I've been extolling the Carroll Shelby kit of late. Pretty good, and you can customize it any way you like.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:34 PM


It is pretty good, if mild heat-wise. They even give you a little packet of masa for thickening, if desired.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 05:37 PM (DMUuz)

236 gas sucks
Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:37 PM (HALdu)


Allow me to introduce myself. Hank Hill, proud seller of propane and propane accessories...

Posted by: King Of The Hill at October 13, 2019 05:38 PM (L2ZTs)

237 142 Important question. Is it a sin to use whipped cream cheese on a bagel with the smoked salmon and red onion?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:02 PM (FyBLL)

It's not a "serious sin".

Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 05:38 PM (MwFQu)

238 oldog, a little gorgonzola mixed in and bacon sprinkled on top.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:38 PM (FyBLL)

239 Duncan, yup.

The CS kit includes a (small) packet of cayenne. I would add it but I need to share with my family, who can't tolerate very much heat at all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:38 PM (L2ZTs)

240 I had a Sunday roast dinner at the Eagle and Child in Oxford, England. That's the pub C.S. Lewis and Tolkien (and others) met to discuss what they were writing. It was the first place in history where the words, "not more fucking elves" was said.

But not the last.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at October 13, 2019 05:39 PM (naEeR)

241 Maybe vinegar can go double plus ungood.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 13, 2019 05:39 PM (LxTcq)

242 Are they pumpkin spice pecans?

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 05:39 PM (NWiLs)

243 When you have bagels and lox, you have a dense fish, a dense bread, you need dense shipped cream.


Whipped cream cheese tastes fine but it is the wrong texture.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:39 PM (HALdu)

244 Beans should not be in chili. That's called soup. Chili is made of peppers and pork. And if you're a deviant like me, a handful of hominy for the starch.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:34 PM

None of this makes sense, and I award you no points.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:40 PM (Dhht7)

245 Chili con carne y frijoles es delicioso!

Posted by: qdpsteve, practicing his high school Spanish at October 13, 2019 05:41 PM (L2ZTs)

246 >>. It seems to me you can modify with addins and different toppings for deviled eggs and it's all good.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:35 PM (Dhht7)

I've made them with salsa, sour cream/mayo combination and finely shredded monterey jack cheese, and a bit of cumin. Sometimes I add sliced jalepenos. Or garnish with those and/or black olives.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:41 PM (dyO5W)

247 Back in the day my two young ones hated their peas to touch the carrots and chicken...but when i made a chili and beans on the side they dumped the beans into the chili and told me the beans tamed the chili.

They are on board now...

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 13, 2019 05:41 PM (pK18g)

248 A bit of Fry and Laurie

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

Inoffensive but not completely safe for work.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 13, 2019 05:41 PM (vWMNq)

249 Beans should not be in chili. That's called soup. Chili is made of peppers and pork. And if you're a deviant like me, a handful of hominy for the starch.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:34 PM

None of this makes sense, and I award you no points.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:40 PM (Dhht7)


And that, your honor, is when the punches started flying.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 13, 2019 05:41 PM (aS1PU)

250 241 Maybe vinegar can go double plus ungood.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 13, 2019 05:39 PM (LxTcq)

---------

You know it's bad when it turns into a complex little red with earthy topnotes and a quirky air of impudence.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:42 PM (ZYB2s)

251 Here's where I get myself into trouble:

I made my North Carolina bbq sauce. It'll probably be great but it's awfully... thin.

Would I get myself banned forever from the entire state of NC if I add ketchup to it when I eat it, to thicken it up?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:43 PM (L2ZTs)

252 240 I had a Sunday roast dinner at the Eagle and Child in Oxford, England. That's the pub C.S. Lewis and Tolkien (and others) met to discuss what they were writing. It was the first place in history where the words, "not more fucking elves" was said.

But not the last.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at October 13, 2019 05:39 PM (naEeR)

Fuk Moar Elvs!

Posted by: Orcs at October 13, 2019 05:43 PM (NWiLs)

253 Conor is demanding I leave this thread and attend to his real food, or he'll go get a shiv!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 05:43 PM (BiNEL)

254 Why would you put grass on your chicken?
Posted by: grammie winger at October 13, 2019 04:11 PM


The technical term for that is 'ghillie suit', and it helps it get to the other side.

Posted by: The Sniper at October 13, 2019 05:43 PM (DMUuz)

255 Has anyone ever fired some bacon into their chili?

I'd think that would add some extra great flavor. I should try that next time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:43 PM (L2ZTs)

256 Have cooked with electric ranges most of my life, have used gas ones too...

Prefer gas for cooktop, electric for oven.

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (gP/Z3)

257 >> Here's where I get myself into trouble:

I made my North Carolina bbq sauce. It'll probably be great but it's awfully... thin.

Would I get myself banned forever from the entire state of NC if I add ketchup to it when I eat it, to thicken it up?
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:43 PM (L2ZTs)

Try tomato paste.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (dyO5W)

258 OMG, fave neighbor just made his "so much better than yours" chili. It's got elbow macaronis in it!!! And super bland. I ate a bowl to be polite but, srsly, has anyone ever heard of macaronis in chili? Yeesh, some people's kids.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (14URa)

259 223 Folks talkin' chili?

I've been extolling the Carroll Shelby kit of late. Pretty good, and you can customize it any way you like.

I am tempted to try making the kit with shrimp and crab rather than red meat some time... ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:34 PM (L2ZTs)

---------------------------------------

I usually skip the hot spice packet, and throw in the masa flour to thicken it up.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (CAJOC)

260 My Life, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (L2ZTs)

261 You know it's bad when it turns into a complex little red with earthy topnotes and a quirky air of impudence.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:42 PM (ZYB2s)


Heh. We went to a Temecula winery that boasted that their red wines had notes of leather and tobacco. They weren't wrong. It tasted like eating an old boot stuffed with chaw.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 13, 2019 05:45 PM (aS1PU)

262 No One, I always use the masa packet. Gives it extra added flavor as well as thickness IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:45 PM (L2ZTs)

263 I'm making a green chili with roasted hatch chilis.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 13, 2019 05:45 PM (UUBmN)

264 My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (dyO5W)

258 OMG, fave neighbor just made his "so much better than yours" chili. It's got elbow macaronis in it!!!

--------

Chef Boyardee pioneered that kind of chili.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:45 PM (ZYB2s)

265 258 OMG, fave neighbor just made his "so much better than yours" chili. It's got elbow macaronis in it!!! And super bland. I ate a bowl to be polite but, srsly, has anyone ever heard of macaronis in chili? Yeesh, some people's kids.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (14URa)

It's a midwestern thing usually handed down by parents/grandparents who went through the Great Depression.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 05:46 PM (aA3+G)

266 "Would I get myself banned forever from the entire state of NC if I add ketchup to it when I eat it, to thicken it up?"

Only if you call it NC barbeque sauce...

Posted by: Brunnhilde at October 13, 2019 05:46 PM (E3FAu)

267 My mom in all her frugality would add elbow noodles to leftover chili to stretch it another meal. She cleverly called it chili-mac.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:46 PM (dyO5W)

268 Specifically hatch and roasted poblano, and some jalapeno for spice. Plus pork. This is pure chili.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:46 PM (5aX2M)

269 Duncan, love the masa flour. One of the reasons I really like the CS kit. It gives you everything you need in just the right proportions you need. I have trouble with that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:46 PM (L2ZTs)

270 It's a midwestern thing usually handed down by parents/grandparents who went through the Great Depression.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 05:46 PM (aA3+G)Well, it was quite underwhelming. Me, I like the tex-mex. Red kidneys, boatloads of chili powder, mucho meat. I was a little surprised this didn't have carrots, lol.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:47 PM (14URa)

271 Yud, don't forget the cigar ashes ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:47 PM (L2ZTs)

272 258 OMG, fave neighbor just made his "so much better than yours" chili. It's got elbow macaronis in it!!! And super bland. I ate a bowl to be polite but, srsly, has anyone ever heard of macaronis in chili? Yeesh, some people's kids.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (14URa)


It's a Hoosier thing. It should not have been bland though.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 13, 2019 05:48 PM (myjNJ)

273 Heh. We went to a Temecula winery that boasted that their red wines had notes of leather and tobacco. They weren't wrong. It tasted like eating an old boot stuffed with chaw.
Posted by: DR.WTF at October 13, 2019 05:45 PM (aS1PU)

---------

That's the kind of wine where the biggest selling point is the Prop 65 cancer warning.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:48 PM (ZYB2s)

274 258 OMG, fave neighbor just made his "so much better than yours" chili. It's got elbow macaronis in it!!! And super bland. I ate a bowl to be polite but, srsly, has anyone ever heard of macaronis in chili? Yeesh, some people's kids.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (14URa)

-----------------------------

That's not chili, that's goulash. And if it's bland, not very good goulash.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 05:48 PM (CAJOC)

275 with elbow mac in it.....sounds very 'cincy' to me

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 13, 2019 05:48 PM (pK18g)

276 The CS kit includes a (small) packet of cayenne. I would add it but I need to share with my family, who can't tolerate very much heat at all.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:38 PM


I make a mix of powdered cayenne and jalapeño (affectionately call 'Red and Green') to sprinkle on as needed. The cayenne, of course, gives you the front heat, and the jalapeñoño for the back heat.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 05:49 PM (DMUuz)

277 It's a Hoosier thing. It should not have been bland though.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 13, 2019 05:48 PM (myjNJ)
I was all, so, you don't use chili powder? He said, I put in 3 packets. So, using that "chili mix." It was sooooo weird. Needed salt, too.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:49 PM (14URa)

278 258 OMG, fave neighbor just made his "so much better than yours" chili. It's got elbow macaronis in it!!! And super bland. I ate a bowl to be polite but, srsly, has anyone ever heard of macaronis in chili? Yeesh, some people's kids.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (14URa)

Macaroni in chili seems to be a midwestern thing.

On the heat front, you can always spice it up if some cayenne pepper is to hand.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 05:49 PM (ycWCI)

279 61 From a NatGeo years ago the author said cats from lion to house taste like crap

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 05:49 PM (ZCEU2)

280 Insom, I love ya but...

***TOP FIVE TOPICS BANNED FOREVER FROM THE FOOD THREAD***

5. Vegan cooking of any kind

4. Tofu (see #5)

3. Turkey bacon (or any kind of bacon not made with pork)

2. Yacht Rock (ask MisHum why)

1. Pumpkin spice

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:50 PM (L2ZTs)

281 I never see conflicts about chopped celery in chili. Is that as icky sounding as putting in carrots? I admit it, I add celery. I think it's a good contrast to the spiciness.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:50 PM (dyO5W)

282 I have heard stories of some who make macaroni and cheese and chili, separately, then mix them together, however I have never heard of someone who deliberately ruins chili by adding noodles. Not sure noodles would do well if you left them in the chili for the entirety of the time it takes to simmer.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:50 PM (HALdu)

283 And have no doubt CBD has tried cat in one form

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 05:50 PM (ZCEU2)

284 DrWTF: skip the winery, go straight to Pechanga. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:51 PM (L2ZTs)

285 The guy in the last thread video would eat the nuts by taking bites out of the jar.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 05:51 PM (plu6+)

286 282 I have heard stories of some who make macaroni and cheese and chili, separately, then mix them together, however I have never heard of someone who deliberately ruins chili by adding noodles. Not sure noodles would do well if you left them in the chili for the entirety of the time it takes to simmer.
Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:50 PM (HALdu)

----------------------------

Don't know about that, but I've put shredded cheddar on chili.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 05:51 PM (CAJOC)

287 Catfish is nice, when prepared well. Wolfgang Puck always did a lovely one at Chinois on Main. Not that I will ever eat at a decent restaurant again . . .

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (14URa)

288 Grew up on H'burger Helper stuff. (It's *all* some variation of chili-mac.)

I understand why folks do it, but I won't ever buy HH and refuse to ever make chili-mac.

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (gP/Z3)

289 DrWTF: skip the winery, go straight to Pechanga. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:51 PM (L2ZTs)

---------

Wait. I thought Morongo was the place to go.

It's right in the name.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (ZYB2s)

290 Folks talkin' chili?



I've been extolling the Carroll Shelby kit of late. Pretty good, and you can customize it any way you like.



ISWYDT.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (HaL55)

291 YD, I throw in some tomatillo/poblano salsa in my green chili.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (FyBLL)

292 I'm eating homemade veggie beef soup right now!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (myjNJ)

293 I'm making a green chili with roasted hatch chilis.
Posted by: lin-duh at October 13, 2019 05:45 PM


👍 👍

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 05:53 PM (DMUuz)

294 Don't know about that, but I've put shredded cheddar on chili.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 05:51 PM (CAJOC)
I like to smother mine in that stuff. Sargento 4-state cheddar's my fave (pre-shredded), makes great grilled cheese, too.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:53 PM (14URa)

295
Don't know about that, but I've put shredded cheddar on chili.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 05:51 PM (CAJOC)



Definitely shredded cheddar. You should make every batch of chili flaming hot and then let the weaker members of your tribe adulterate it down to something they can eat without crying by adding cheese, sour cream, whatever.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:53 PM (HALdu)

296 Not that I will ever eat at a decent restaurant again . . .
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (14URa)

--------

Come back. We have bottomless breadsticks!

Posted by: Olive Garden at October 13, 2019 05:53 PM (ZYB2s)

297 BackwardsBoy, vroom vroom ;-)

Cicero: my family likes to go to Morongo for a couple days each year. They have a great 'lazy river' waterslide that my niece/nephew love to death.

Last summer I discovered Agua Caliente Casino, just down the road from Morongo. OMG I loved it there so much I could move in.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:53 PM (L2ZTs)

298 Has anyone ever fired some bacon into their chili?

I'd think that would add some extra great flavor. I should try that next time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:43 PM

Fired? I'll nuke several slices of cut thick cut bacon (lardon) for minute and toss into the chile.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 05:53 PM (Dhht7)

299 Not that I will ever eat at a decent restaurant again . . .
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (14URa)

--------

Come back. We have bottomless breadsticks!
Posted by: Olive Garden at October 13, 2019 05:53 PM (ZYB2s)


I love this place.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 13, 2019 05:54 PM (aS1PU)

300 Cheese on chili? Oh, yeah! A dollop of sour cream is good too.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 05:54 PM (dyO5W)

301 olddog, there ya go... I gotta try that, thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:54 PM (L2ZTs)

302 Come back. We have bottomless breadsticks!

Posted by: Olive Garden at October 13, 2019 05:53 PM (ZYB2s)
Pretty sure they got OG here. It's a chain restaurant kinda place.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:55 PM (14URa)

303 bacon is always welcome...

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 13, 2019 05:55 PM (pK18g)

304 Not that I will ever eat at a decent restaurant again . . .
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (14URa)




In Indiana's defense, it is not known for fine dining.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:55 PM (HALdu)

305 I go to see my cardiologist tomorrow. Is it too late to start eating right?

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:55 PM (MVjcR)

306 Weasel, enjoy your twig and berry diet!
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:56 PM (L2ZTs)

307 I miss Water Grill SO BAD! SM one, not DTLA.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:56 PM (14URa)

308 I go to see my cardiologist tomorrow. Is it too late to start eating right?
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:55 PM (MVjcR)
-------

You've already started! Ham sammich vs. hot dogs! You're practically on a health kick.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 05:56 PM (aXucN)

309 In Indiana's defense, it is not known for fine dining.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:55 PM (HALdu)
And, yet, they all seem so well-fed!

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:56 PM (14URa)

310 Weasel, enjoy your twig and berry diet!
;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:56 PM (L2ZTs)




Weasel is gay?

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:56 PM (HALdu)

311 In honor of the late great Tim Conway:

"My doctor has me eating so much fiber, lately I've been passing wicker furniture."

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:57 PM (L2ZTs)

312 Weasel, enjoy your twig and berry diet!
;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:56 PM (L2ZTs)


So Shep is a doctor too?

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 13, 2019 05:57 PM (aS1PU)

313

You've already started! Ham sammich vs. hot dogs! You're practically on a health kick.
Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 05:56 PM (aXucN)
------
Yeah! And I didn't eat an entire bag of peanut M&Ms this weekend either.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:57 PM (MVjcR)

314 296 Not that I will ever eat at a decent restaurant again . . .
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (14URa)

--------

Come back. We have bottomless breadsticks!
Posted by: Olive Garden at October 13, 2019 05:53 PM (ZYB2s)

---------------------------------

Nonsense! I had 100 breadsticks there once, and every single one of them had a bottom!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 05:57 PM (CAJOC)

315 macaronis in it!!! And super bland. I ate a bowl to be polite but, srsly, has anyone ever heard of macaronis in chili? Yeesh, some people's kids.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM

That's goulash. The REAL deal is watered-down chili and adding rice. Poor people food.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 13, 2019 05:57 PM (/+bwe)

316 308 I go to see my cardiologist tomorrow. Is it too late to start eating right?
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:55 PM (MVjcR)
-------

Sure. It's called penitential eating. You get the menu from the priest during confession,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 05:58 PM (ZYB2s)

317 I'm so pissed. I smoked some
Salmon for some friends and it was ok, but not good enough.

Went to a couple different stores to
Find what I wanted. Found it. All will be good.

In the meantime, used the sub par stuff for breakfast, lunch and chowder. All is goood. I love salmon.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 05:58 PM (PkVlr)

318 Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 05:56 PM (HALdu)
-----
Well, "gay" as in happy. No homo.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:58 PM (MVjcR)

319 When you smoke salmon, ya gotta use the menthol filter for maximum flavor ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 05:58 PM (L2ZTs)

320 , I throw in some tomatillo/poblano salsa in my green chili.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 05:52 PM (FyBLL)

-------

I do the poblano in the broiler first. But tomatillo sounds like a great addition. Maybe I could just toss in a bit of corn starch/water to round it out, too, instead of the hominy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2019 05:58 PM (5aX2M)

321 Yeah! And I didn't eat an entire bag of peanut MMs this weekend either.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:57 PM (MVjcR)
Weasel, get 'em at the Costco . . . just under 4 lbs for about 10 bucks. I recently had to go cold turkey. I been jonesing ever since.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:58 PM (14URa)

322 Nonsense! I had 100 breadsticks there once, and every single one of them had a bottom!
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 05:57 PM (CAJOC)

----------

YOU BEEN HER FOAH HOUR. YOU GO NOW!!!

Posted by: Olive Garden at October 13, 2019 05:59 PM (ZYB2s)

323 I love the almond M&Ms.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:00 PM (L2ZTs)

324 Eh, the only thing I've ever served chili over is Fritos.

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 06:00 PM (MmFTx)

325 Weasel,


Life is too short to eat cardboard. Do your best. Enjoy life. Be kind. What else is there?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 06:00 PM (PkVlr)

326 Well, "gay" as in happy. No homo.
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 05:58 PM (MVjcR)



That makes sense, his "twig and berry" reference was confusing.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 06:00 PM (HALdu)

327 Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:58 PM (14URa)
------
Holy crap! And I was all happy with the 2 pound "party" size bag.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:00 PM (MVjcR)

328 As I've said before, the Food Thread is where "phrasing!!" goes to die. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:01 PM (L2ZTs)

329 I have never had a good frito pie

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 06:01 PM (HALdu)

330 I think it's Federal law that all the really good Frito pie is in Texas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:01 PM (L2ZTs)

331 325 Weasel,

Life is too short to eat cardboard. Do your best. Enjoy life. Be kind. What else is there?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 06:00 PM (PkVlr)
------
Hookers and blow?

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (MVjcR)

332 Back to the polenta-leftover, sliced and fried (in butter) then served with chili over it.

Okay, gonna need to make chili soon, too!

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (dyO5W)

333 329 I have never had a good frito pie
Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 06:01 PM (HALdu)

---------

You're not hanging out in the right truck stops.

Posted by: Olive Garden at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (ZYB2s)

334
That makes sense, his "twig and berry" reference was confusing.
Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 06:00 PM (HALdu)
-----
*fistbump*

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (MVjcR)

335 New Mexico enchiladas in oven as I type.

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (OM4Ma)

336 I use Wick Fowler's 2 alarm chili kit for red chili.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (FyBLL)

337 Hookers and blow?
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (MVjcR)




great cardio exercise. if you are getting strength training out of that you need to budget more for thinner hookers.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 06:03 PM (HALdu)

338 Infidel, mmmm!

I wanna try a steakhouse nearby me called Maderas, just for their NM enchiladas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:03 PM (L2ZTs)

339 I've been eating Keto since March. Just had bloodwork last Friday. Cardiologist called me this past Friday... everything looks normal.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 13, 2019 06:03 PM (UUBmN)

340 Them Greek homos stole chili with macaroni from the brothers in Africa!

Posted by: Rev. Al Sharpton at October 13, 2019 06:03 PM (ZYB2s)

341 I once tried making a taco casserole. Tasted terrible. First clue it wasn't going to work was that the recipe included absolutely no taco seasonings whatsoever. It relied on salsa for spice.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:03 PM (CAJOC)

342 I just did the conversions on that coq au vin recipe, and it calls for 14 ounces of shallots. That's a lot. I've never seen a recipe that called for that many.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:04 PM (aXucN)

343 Just thinking, I haven't even *seen* elbow macaronis since I was about 12. My mom used to make this abomination she called "American chop suey." It was hamburger meat, canned tomatoes and the dreaded elbow macaronis. Totally gruesome 50s food (much of which I like to this day, just not this).

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:04 PM (14URa)

344 The REAL deal is watered-down chili and adding rice. Poor people food.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 13, 2019 05:57 PM




My people call it chiLLi...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 06:05 PM (7WaWV)

345 New Mexico enchiladas in oven as I type.
Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (OM4Ma)

Yum. Love it for breakfast with a couple of fried eggs on top.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 13, 2019 06:05 PM (aS1PU)

346 Weasel does this mean I take back the bacon wrapped jalapeno pepper queso?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 06:05 PM (FyBLL)

347 I've been eating Keto since March. Just had bloodwork last Friday. Cardiologist called me this past Friday... everything looks normal.
Posted by: lin-duh at October 13, 2019 06:03 PM (UUBmN)
---------

Hooray, lin-duh! That's great news.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:05 PM (aXucN)

348 270 It's a midwestern thing usually handed down by parents/grandparents who went through the Great Depression.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 05:46 PM (aA3+G)Well, it was quite underwhelming. Me, I like the tex-mex. Red kidneys, boatloads of chili powder, mucho meat. I was a little surprised this didn't have carrots, lol.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:47 PM (14URa


My parents grew up in the depression here in the midwest. Spices basically consisted of salt, pepper and onion.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 06:05 PM (aA3+G)

349 346 Weasel does this mean I take back the bacon wrapped jalapeno pepper queso?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 06:05 PM (FyBLL)
-------
Hell no!

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:05 PM (MVjcR)

350 341 I once tried making a taco casserole. Tasted terrible. First clue it wasn't going to work was that the recipe included absolutely no taco seasonings whatsoever. It relied on salsa for spice.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:03 PM (CAJOC)

----------

May your cultural appropriation turn into wallpaper paste in your mouth.

Posted by: The Beaner Anti-Defamation League at October 13, 2019 06:06 PM (ZYB2s)

351 I like classic "poor people food" like rice & beans.

Mulligan stew.

Spaghetti w/red sauce.

Lentil or split-pea soup.

These days, the "poor people" dine out on EBT cards and shop at Costco while I cook at home and can't justify 75 bucks a year to be allowed to enter a warehouse store.

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:06 PM (gP/Z3)

352 Barely remember but in school there was some concoction between chili and macaroni called chili-mac, remember it was good, not sure I would eat it now or not.

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 06:06 PM (ZCEU2)

353 >>It was hamburger meat, canned tomatoes and the dreaded elbow macaronis. Totally gruesome 50s food (much of which I like to this day, just not this).
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:04 PM (14URa)

I have a friend that calls ^this^ chili! Weird.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 13, 2019 06:06 PM (dyO5W)

354 343 Just thinking, I haven't even *seen* elbow macaronis since I was about 12. My mom used to make this abomination she called "American chop suey." It was hamburger meat, canned tomatoes and the dreaded elbow macaronis. Totally gruesome 50s food (much of which I like to this day, just not this).
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:04 PM (14URa)

-----------------------------------

That's goulash.

One of my favorite quick dishes is elbow macaroni tossed with spaghetti sauce and ground italian sausage. Super easy pasta dish.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:06 PM (CAJOC)

355 qdp, a recipe mom and dad did. Corn tortillas just limp in oil to get the lye out, chopped onions, cheddar cheese, homemade sauce, sour creme. An egg on top if you like, fried in the tortilla oil. Bake in oven til bubbly.

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 06:06 PM (OM4Ma)

356 Infidel, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:07 PM (L2ZTs)

357 May your cultural appropriation turn into wallpaper paste in your mouth.
Posted by: The Beaner Anti-Defamation League at October 13, 2019 06:06 PM (ZYB2s)

----------------------------------------------

Trust me, no culture was going to claim that mess.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:08 PM (CAJOC)

358 can't justify 75 bucks a year to be allowed to enter a warehouse store.

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:06 PM (gP/Z3)
It's 60 and you get 2 memberships for that. And, if your friends want to shop there, just get 'em a gift card which they can use and shop with no membership.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:08 PM (14URa)

359 OMG, fave neighbor just made his "so much better than yours" chili. It's got elbow macaronis in it!!! And super bland. I ate a bowl to be polite but, srsly, has anyone ever heard of macaronis in chili? Yeesh, some people's kids.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 05:44 PM (14URa)


That dish is called "chili mac", or at least it is when the chili is served over the mac. It seems to be a Midwestern phenomenon...there used to be a chain in Chicago called "Bishop's Famous Chili" which offered it as a menu option and I don't think they were the only ones because everyone I knew in that city seemed to be familiar with the concept even if they had never been to Bishop's.


Posted by: HTL at October 13, 2019 06:08 PM (YOCGB)

360 qdp, egg goes on after it's out of the oven.

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 06:08 PM (OM4Ma)

361 I remember that Bob's Big Boy had some of these chili abominations. Chili on spaghetti, things like that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:09 PM (L2ZTs)

362 not sure I would eat it now or not.

I make a sloppy mac. It's the Kraft mac n cheese with doctored up (onion and garlic) turkey meat Manwich poured on top. You bake it, cover it with Mexican shredded cheese and melt it. It sounds like it would be terrible, but it's delicious. Like your entire childhood on a plate.

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 06:09 PM (MmFTx)

363 New record. 14 deer in front yard. Grass is practically gone. No homemade Impossible burgers for me.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 06:09 PM (Dhht7)

364 Infuriating.

Master Sgt. Mark Allen dies 10 years after being shot in the head while looking for Bowe Bergdahl.

https://taskandpurpose.com/mark-allen-dies

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 06:09 PM (sGotD)

365 Infidel, thanks again.

I did just get myself some cans of Hatch spicy diced green chiles. Can't wait to have eggs for breakfast again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:09 PM (L2ZTs)

366 331 325 Weasel,

Life is too short to eat cardboard. Do your best. Enjoy life. Be kind. What else is there?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 06:00 PM (PkVlr)
------
Hookers and blow?
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (MVjcR)

Those aren't exactly sustenance.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 06:10 PM (NWiLs)

367 Master Sgt. Mark Allen dies 10 years after being shot in the head while looking for Bowe Bergdahl.



https://taskandpurpose.com/mark-allen-dies

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 06:09 PM (sGotD)
Ah, fuck. Guessing it wasn't a super good 10 years for him, either.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:10 PM (14URa)

368 What happened to Aldi's enchilada sauce?

Other brands seem too $, too thin or too small a can.

How much work is enchilada sauce from scratch?

Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2019 06:10 PM (FhXTo)

369 "That's not chili, that's goulash. And if it's bland, not very good goulash." Ha! That is almost literally what husband (a native Hoosier) said to me as I was reading the description to him.

FWIW, I did make the apple-upside-down gingerbread recipe from King Arthur Flour this week. (Moki--I'll try Ina's recipe next time.) Liked the apple in gingerbread, but we both decided we'd prefer chunks of spiced apple mixed in with the gingerbread instead.

And this is completely a personal idiosyncrasy I know, but I hate hominy with the heat of a thousand suns. Partly the taste but largely the texture. Even in covered up with all of the other stuff in posole and menudo.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 13, 2019 06:11 PM (S+f+m)

370 Peaches....when Peaches is absent for a bit, living the life, rumors start to spread. "Peaches is in Calcutta, opened an orphanage...Peaches is in Europe, living in small country on border with Rooshia, "assisiting" NSA.." Worse of all, "Peaches is back in Cali...."

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2019 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)

371 Man shall not live by hookers and blow alone.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 06:12 PM (NWiLs)

372 A friend does a stuffed green chili dish.

Stuff green chilis with Monterey jack and sharp cheddar, layer in pan and then add eggs/cream mixture. Bake

I think the technical name is Chili Jose.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 06:12 PM (FyBLL)

373 And that slime Bergdahl is free as a bird.

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 06:12 PM (ZCEU2)

374 Hookers and blow?
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:02 PM (MVjcR)

Those aren't exactly sustenance.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 06:10 PM (NWiLs)

Sustenance for the soul.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 06:12 PM (ycWCI)

375 371 Man shall not live by hookers and blow alone.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 06:12 PM (NWiLs)
-----------

Why not? It worked for me for a long time.

Posted by: charllie sheen at October 13, 2019 06:13 PM (WEBkv)

376 I have made coq au vin using the Julia Child recipe which is quite good, but does use nearly every pan in the kitchen. I discovered during this process that Mr. L is very good at braising pearl onions and sautéing mushrooms in butter. I found a very nice instant pot recipe that I usually use. Less mess and pretty tasty!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at October 13, 2019 06:13 PM (Vf4Y7)

377 I believe the original title of Burl Ives' Christmas song "Silver And Gold" was "Hookers And Blow"... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:13 PM (L2ZTs)

378 I have a half dozen red jalapeno peppers I am going to take to work to see if anyone wants them, just a bit too hot for me. Anaheim peppers are perfect hotness

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 06:14 PM (ZCEU2)

379 Ok, 60 bucks a year... for the pleasure of being allowed to shop...



Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:14 PM (gP/Z3)

380 "Peaches is back in Cali...."

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2019 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)
lol, first 2 are far more likely!

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:15 PM (14URa)

381 379
Ok, 60 bucks a year... for the pleasure of being allowed to shop...









Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:14 PM (gP/Z3)
It's worth it for the toilet paper alone. Their tp is non-pareil.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:16 PM (14URa)

382 Burl Ives' Christmas song "Silver And Gold" was "Hookers And Blow"... :-P

Another leave the ice axe at home reminder comment.

Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2019 06:17 PM (FhXTo)

383 Posted by: ALEXANDER SAM at October 13, 2019 06:16 PM (Ak0lS)

I hope your dick falls off.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:17 PM (14URa)

384 What Peaches said about the luxurious TP!
It's like there's a party in my butt and everyone's invited!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:17 PM (L2ZTs)

385 JQ, I don't know how many you cook for, and Costco certainly isn't for everyone, but with five kids we shopped there all the time. I had the Executive membership which was $100 but you got cash back on your purchases. I would average getting back $250 - $300 every year, so essentially they were paying me to shop there.

As I said, it's not for everyone, and you have to know your prices AND have good willpower, but for us it's really worth it.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:17 PM (aXucN)

386 Ugh, it's the spam you never get rid of.

Posted by: no good deed at October 13, 2019 06:18 PM (MmFTx)

387 And this is completely a personal idiosyncrasy I know, but I hate hominy with the heat of a thousand suns. Partly the taste but largely the texture. Even in covered up with all of the other stuff in posole and menudo.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 13, 2019 06:11 PM (S+f+m)

----------------------------

Most foods I don't like are due to texture. The only exception is mint. That is a vile weed that destroys everything it touches.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:18 PM (CAJOC)

388 Costco's yearly membership is worth it for the gas prices, which I believe are the absolute lowest available in SoCal.

Closest to them is Vons Gas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (L2ZTs)

389 A friend does a stuffed green chili dish.

Stuff green chilis with Monterey jack and sharp cheddar, layer in pan and then add eggs/cream mixture. Bake

I think the technical name is Chili Jose.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 06:12 PM

Sounds wonderful. Cooked in pyrex I assume?

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (Dhht7)

390 Alexander, you sound like you could use a nice new lace wig.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (aXucN)

391 386 What Peaches said about the luxurious TP!
It's like there's a party in my butt and everyone's invited!!
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:17 PM (L2ZTs)
------------

Phrasing!

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman
at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (WEBkv)

392 14 ounces of shallots sounds like a lot for Eight pieces of chicken.

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (zr5Kq)

393 Well, there's something I have not seen round these parts in a while.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (ycWCI)

394
How much work is enchilada sauce from scratch?
Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2019 06:10 PM (FhXTo)

Not much. It's a red sauce. make a rue, add water and small can of tom puree, bunch of cumin, oregano, chili powder, little oregano, chili's of choice, sour creme just before assembly. bake 325 or so till bubbly and melty Fried egg or dolop of sour creme on top. BEWARE, it comes out hot out of the oven.

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (OM4Ma)

395 When I was out heard on talk show Leftifornia is banning fur, not sure just selling or you will be locked up wearing it. Its pushed by a Vegen group.
And saw first No Hate bumper sticker, should have broke out a Sharpy and wrote under We Love Trump!

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (ZCEU2)

396 So apparently the so-called "whistle blower" will not testify in either a closed session or in writing.

So what you essentially have is the democrats organizing a partisan junta to remove a President based on literally nothing.

This crap has got to stop.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (C4fv6)

397 Costco's yearly membership is worth it for the gas prices, which I believe are the absolute lowest available in SoCal.

Closest to them is Vons Gas.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (L2ZTs)
-----------

Same here. Usually they are about 70 cents a gallon cheaper than anywhere else, sometimes more.

My Costco is close, so I always plan to fill up when I'm there.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:20 PM (aXucN)

398 384 So now we have Herpes spam?

Wonderful.
Posted by: The Beaner Anti-Defamation League at October 13, 2019 06:17 PM (ZYB2s)

--------------------------

With all the talk about hookers and blow, it was inevitable.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:20 PM (CAJOC)

399 I'll have to get a guest pass and do some comparison shopping.

Haven't been a member since oh, about 25 years ago, and quit because I could find as good (or better) prices elsewhere that didn't have the cover charge.

A few places have closed since then, so options are much more limited now. Time to reassess, yes?

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:21 PM (gP/Z3)

400 Gossamer, the excuses from the WH will be epic.

"Did you get the tape of the testimony against you?"
"Oops, we accidentally erased it"
"Did you get the transcripts of the testimony?"
"Oops, we accidentally shredded them"
"Did you get the CD-ROM of the testimony?"
"Oops, we accidentally used them for coasters"

;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:21 PM (L2ZTs)

401 "Leftifornia is banning fur"

Not leather though, cause cow skin is totally cool.

Posted by: sophomaniac at October 13, 2019 06:21 PM (Tnijr)

402 Same here. Usually they are about 70 cents a gallon cheaper than anywhere else, sometimes more.

My Costco is close, so I always plan to fill up when I'm there.
Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:20 PM (aXucN)
------------

sounds good in theory. In practice, at least in these parts, good luck getting anywhere near a gas pump.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman
at October 13, 2019 06:21 PM (WEBkv)

403 bluebell, yup!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:22 PM (L2ZTs)

404 So what you essentially have is the democrats organizing a partisan junta to remove a President based on literally nothing.

This crap has got to stop.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 13, 2019 06:19 PM (C4fv6)

It's a putsch. A junta is what takes over after a putsch.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 06:22 PM (MwFQu)

405 So, sorry if I'm a little nuts today. My sister is right this minute undergoing emergency surgery out in Pasadena. Doing an appendectomy but they don't really think it's appendicitis, just figured once they're in there they can see what else is going on. I might have over-beered a little, been non-stop texting since early yesterday morning. Andy random good thoughts much appreciated.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:22 PM (14URa)

406 As I said, it's not for everyone, and you have to know your prices AND have good willpower, but for us it's really worth it.
Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:17 PM (aXucN)

---------------------------------

They say to never shop for groceries when hungry. That goes doubly so for Costco.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:22 PM (CAJOC)

407 When I was out heard on talk show Leftifornia is banning fur,


==

I heard that ! Insane. But then, fornia is not Wisconsin or Minnesota. Try banning fur there and see what happens.

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2019 06:22 PM (zr5Kq)

408 Those aren't exactly sustenance.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 06:10 PM (NWiLs)

Don't knock it until you've tried it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 06:23 PM (BiNEL)

409 Ah, fuck. Guessing it wasn't a super good 10 years for him, either.
Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:10 PM (14URa)
~~~~~

No. He couldn't walk or speak. Wife used a pulley system to move him.

Heartbreaking. And that useless quisling walks free thanks to Obama.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 06:23 PM (sGotD)

410 blake, yup, there's good ol' gas lines at Costco.
BUT... thankfully in my experience, people are usually swift about their business there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:23 PM (L2ZTs)

411 chili's of choice, sour creme just before assembly. bake 325 or so till bubbly

Isn't there a blendering involved somewhere to get it smooth?
I'll have to do more research or make notes on the various brands til I find one I like.

Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2019 06:24 PM (FhXTo)

412 Hrothgar, did you get your email this morning?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 06:24 PM (FyBLL)

413 also thanks Infidel

Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2019 06:24 PM (FhXTo)

414 random good thoughts much appreciated.


==

you got it

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2019 06:24 PM (zr5Kq)

415 346 Weasel does this mean I take back the bacon wrapped jalapeno pepper queso?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 06:05 PM (FyBLL)
-----
There is a non-ethanol fuel station on the way to el farmo. Think I paid $2.59/gal on Friday.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:25 PM (MVjcR)

416 Peaches, how about some targeted prayers instead of random good thoughts? I'm your huckleberry. 💚

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:25 PM (aXucN)

417 Paste fail

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:25 PM (MVjcR)

418 no blendering if you cook the flour thru.

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 06:25 PM (OM4Ma)

419 It's a putsch. A junta is what takes over after a putsch.
Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 06:22 PM (MwFQu)

Is there beer and shooting involved?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 13, 2019 06:26 PM (Z+IKu)

420 382 needs a cleanup.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 06:26 PM (MwFQu)

421 419 Paste fail
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:25 PM (MVjcR)

------------

Hey that's my schtick!

Posted by: Slow Joe Biden at October 13, 2019 06:27 PM (WEBkv)

422 421 It's a putsch. A junta is what takes over after a putsch.
Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 06:22 PM (MwFQu)

Is there beer and shooting involved?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 13, 2019 06:26 PM (Z+IKu)

There is if you start in a beerhall.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 06:27 PM (MwFQu)

423 Prayers for Peaches family!

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 06:27 PM (OM4Ma)

424 Prayers perfect, bluebell, and thank you, I love prayers!

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:27 PM (14URa)

425 They say to never shop for groceries when hungry. That goes doubly so for Costco.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:22 PM (CAJOC)
---------

You know what? I'm a total outlier on that. If I've eaten before I go food shopping, nothing appeals to me and even if I have a list, I think no, we don't really need that. And then I get home and I've barely gotten anything.

I will say that I do have pretty good willpower when I go to Costco. I see tons of stuff that I would love to buy but I don't.

Now, if they would be giving away chocolate or something, my willpower would sail right out the window. But so far, they haven't done so.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:28 PM (aXucN)

426 419 Paste fail
Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:25 PM (MVjcR)

---------------------------------

At least it wasn't the entire thread.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:28 PM (CAJOC)

427 Just realized all I had today were refined white flour products, aside from the yogurt and grapes. This is commonly referred to as an unbalanced diet.

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2019 06:28 PM (ye4Wk)

428 Maybe one brother will split membership w/me. He's nearby and is unmarried, no kids.

Hubby doesn't do shopping so wouldn't need his own card and there's just the two of us plus one dog.

Used to split membership with Mom, but now that she & Dad are both gone, other siblings grown and moved away, there's no need for buying (and then splitting!) mass quantities of anything.

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:30 PM (gP/Z3)

429 Re: Costco. I'm one little person who doesn't really eat a whole lot. Been a member for decades. There's a lot I can't buy, due to quantity, but a ton of stuff I can and do - laundry soap, the aforementioned tp, great deals on clothing, canned chicken, got a fab pull-down kitchen faucet recently ($99), vitamins!, just got a 25 lb bag of Scotts EZ seed (seed, feed, mulch) on sale from $52.99 for $36.99. Got a tv last year. The possibilities are endless.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:31 PM (14URa)

430 420 382 needs a cleanup.
Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 06:26 PM (MwFQu)

Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 06:31 PM (aA3+G)

431 OMG. Just seen at FB...

Someone is now selling "Halal Beef Bacon."

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:31 PM (L2ZTs)

432 There is if you start in a beerhall.
Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 06:27 PM (MwFQu)

Oh well. I guess they will settle on a Starbucks, coffee and glitter bombs instead.

Damn deep state can't do anything right.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 13, 2019 06:32 PM (Z+IKu)

433 Just checked two respectable french cookbooks, no shallot in Coq a Vin recipe.

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2019 06:33 PM (zr5Kq)

434 Too much eggplant part and sausage. I'm gonna roll away.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 13, 2019 06:33 PM (8ts9m)

435 Was getting drug from Wallyworld that started as $50/mo and went to $175/mo in 6 months ($2,100/yr)

Paid $100/yr for Sam's Club premium membership. Get scrip now for 10/mo. (100 +(10*12)) = $220/yr.

Plus sildenafil is 33 cents a pill for those that want it.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 06:33 PM (Dhht7)

436 431 OMG. Just seen at FB...

Someone is now selling "Halal Beef Bacon."
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:31 PM (L2ZTs)

----------------

Just wait. Pretty soon, goat bacon will become a thing!

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman
at October 13, 2019 06:33 PM (WEBkv)

437 the telephone number in 382 appears to be from
...
...
...
...
Nigeria.

Why am I not surprised.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2019 06:34 PM (MwFQu)

438
At least it wasn't the entire thread.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:28 PM (CAJOC)
-----
No kidding!

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2019 06:34 PM (MVjcR)

439 "Goat bacon"

...

oh, barf!

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:35 PM (gP/Z3)

440 Anyone know where my friend can find a herpes cure?

Posted by: freaked at October 13, 2019 06:36 PM (Tnijr)

441 Thread below got spammed too

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 13, 2019 06:37 PM (BqBId)

442 Anyone know where my friend can find a herpes cure?

Right at home, it turns out:

Slap hot iron to it!

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:37 PM (gP/Z3)

443 TY, Infidel!

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 06:37 PM (14URa)

444 Some time tomorrow, a large parcel of (real) bacon will begin its journey south from grammie winger land to central Texas...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 13, 2019 06:37 PM (0ReGO)

445 Just checked two respectable french cookbooks, no shallot in Coq a Vin recipe.
Posted by: runner at October 13, 2019 06:33 PM (zr5Kq)
--------

I just looked in my old Joy of Cooking, and for an entire chicken they use 3/4 cup chopped onion (or 1/2 cup pearl onions) plus 3 minced shallots.

I think that's probably way less oniony than 14 oz. of shallots would be. I'm intrigued, though.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:37 PM (aXucN)

446 There is Turkey bacon so why not goat?
I'm eating the real thing like a good Christian would

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 06:38 PM (ZCEU2)

447 It is just one "spam" and indefense of the spammer, if you read the wikipedia page of the hq you would think that the hq and it denizens would be in need of some herpes med.

Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 06:38 PM (HALdu)

448 447 It is just one "spam" and indefense of the spammer, if you read the wikipedia page of the hq you would think that the hq and it denizens would be in need of some herpes med.
Posted by: not so at October 13, 2019 06:38 PM (HALdu)

------------------------------------

And with any luck, it means we broke the poll trolls.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:39 PM (CAJOC)

449 Pig bacon ONLY! Heretics.

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 06:39 PM (OM4Ma)

450 Making linguine and clam sauce for dinner. Since I use canned minced clams, it's easy - and very tasty and satisfying. It's been a quick go-to meal since my early 20's.

Canned clams, garlic, olive oil or butter, clam juice, a bit of flour to thicken the sauce and fresh parsley and maybe a bit of thyme. Make the sauce while the pasta is cooking.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 06:40 PM (d6Ksn)

451 Helena Handbasket, I will be on the lookout.


mmm deep fried bacon mmm

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 06:40 PM (FyBLL)

452
Thread below got spammed too
Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit


You should expect Spam in the food thread.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 06:40 PM (aKsyK)

453 BC Jr - I'd give them that

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 06:41 PM (ZCEU2)

454 Bluebell, if you're still around.

The casserole was pretty good, flavor-wise. However, it needs tweaking--a lot of tweaking. After it finished cooking, it was literally swimming in grease, most of which probably came from all the cheddar separating, but also the butter and cream (definitely too much butter.) I drained the grease off and served it up because it was all I had at the ready, and it did smell great, and like I said, it tasted pretty good.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 06:42 PM (sGotD)

455 I would imagine Jews who keep kosher would welcome fake meat because it would mean they could put real cheese on their cheeseburger. Now they have to put fake cheese on real meat.

Not an issue for me, so I will continue to shun fake meat.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 06:42 PM (d6Ksn)

456 Roasted a ham yesterday. Forgot to soak beans for tonight!

Oh, well... ham n eggs tonight.

Ham n beans tomorrow night!

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:43 PM (gP/Z3)

457 I'm still here, IrishEi! Thanks for the review. I'd love to have the recipe and I would keep your comments in mind. Do you have a link or something?

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:44 PM (aXucN)

458 With all the talk about hookers and blow, it was inevitable.
Posted by: No One of Consequence
-------

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at October 13, 2019 06:45 PM (plu6+)

459 Two things that jumped out at me in the Sunday Roast link: they served an "eel and beet" starter (hurl), and, they let their Yorkshire pudding batter sit for a day before they bake it.

Hmm. I might try that the next time I make it.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:46 PM (aXucN)

460 Those spiced almonds look like they would be good. Trying those this week.

I sometimes put spiced pecan halves into my cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 06:46 PM (wn7Eb)

461
Is that a jar of bull testicles?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 06:47 PM (jL0DI)

462 Do your best. Enjoy life. Be kind. What else is there?
Posted by: Nurse ratched

Not shooting woodpeckers ?

Posted by: JT at October 13, 2019 06:47 PM (arJlL)

463 JT.

Fucker showed up again. Trying to spare y'all.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 06:49 PM (PkVlr)

464 >>> 451 Helena Handbasket, I will be on the lookout.


mmm deep fried bacon mmm
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 06:40 PM (FyBLL)

Nice!

There will be another smaller package on its way but that is a surprise (hopefully a good one).

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 13, 2019 06:49 PM (0ReGO)

465 Nurse Ratched take Crazy Uncle Joe's advice and get a 12ga

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 06:50 PM (ZCEU2)

466 Here ya go, Bluebell. You'll have to scale it up as it serves only two (! who does that?) The only thing I did differently was to use regular bacon and sprinkle it on at the end. I find that otherwise it just gets rubbery inside a casserole.

https://rasamalaysia.com/baked-chicken-and-potato-casserole/

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 06:51 PM (sGotD)

467 Hellooooooo nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 06:51 PM (NWiLs)

468 Thanks, IrishEi! You're a pal.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:51 PM (aXucN)

469 They say to never shop for groceries when hungry. That goes doubly so for Costco.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:22 PM (CAJOC)

If they're giving out a lot of samples at Costco, you can practically eat lunch there for free.

(I don't belong, but my sister does.)

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 06:51 PM (d6Ksn)

470 WZ - IG report is supposed to hit the streets on Friday

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2019 06:52 PM (ZCEU2)

471
You should expect Spam in the food thread.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
-------

Well sure. And, Hormel is all over current trends. Looky here http://tinyurl.com/y6cooooj

Alas...it seems they are sold out. Ponder that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 06:52 PM (plu6+)

472 Mmmmm.

Helena Handbasket bacon. Bliss.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 13, 2019 06:53 PM (u82oZ)

473 "Goat bacon"

...

oh, barf!
Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:35 PM (gP/Z3)


Actually, it's not baaaaaad.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 13, 2019 06:53 PM (aS1PU)

474 Whoohoo!

Cooking up a storm. Got a smoked salmon chowder going. Chicken roasting for a red curry.

Gotta spoil my boy before he leaves for basic training. Ugh.

Pray for us.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 06:54 PM (PkVlr)

475 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. a

That has to be a photoshop. No f'n way.

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 06:54 PM (OM4Ma)

476 I just did the conversions on that coq au vin recipe, and it calls for 14 ounces of shallots. That's a lot. I've never seen a recipe that called for that many.

Bourdain's version calls for one onion (call that 8 ounces typically) plus 12 pearl onions.

Paula Wolfert's Southwestern French Cooking doesn't have a coq au vin recipe but does have one with red wine and red onions. 2 pounds of red onions for a 3.5 lb bird.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 13, 2019 06:55 PM (7s3Gx)

477 Well I skimmed over that kitchen guide article. It was pretty useless. The one thing I noticed that was wrong, wrong, wrong was to cook your pork roast to an internal temperature of 180 degrees! Are they nuts? Were they reading a cookbook from 50 years ago? I can't even imagine how bad that would be.

Posted by: cfo mom at October 13, 2019 06:55 PM (RfzVr)

478 Insom.

ILY

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 06:56 PM (PkVlr)

479 IrishEi! She says to put sugar in it??!!!

Did you click on the link to where she got the original recipe? No cream and no butter, but olive oil. And the original says to add the bacon for the last 3-5 minutes. Maybe I'll try that version.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:56 PM (aXucN)

480 That has to be a photoshop. No f'n way.
Posted by: Infidel
-----------

Nope. Take a look. Heh, this may the only time you ever *intentionally* click on a spam link.

https://www.spam.com/

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 06:57 PM (plu6+)

481 384 What Peaches said about the luxurious TP!
It's like there's a party in my butt and everyone's invited!!
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:17 PM (L2ZTs)

Tickled Pink and Steve are a couple and are swingers, plus Steve is catching everything thrown his way? Happy for y'all!
Mind Gravy.

Posted by: bane at October 13, 2019 06:57 PM (ransv)

482 bane, thanks I think ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 06:57 PM (L2ZTs)

483 I was in Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago and had my very first Butter Burger.

O. M. G. Heaven.

I had it at Solly's in Milwaukee, which is famous for the burger. I've been looking to replicate it and this video looks to be very, very close. Will try it this week and report back next Sunday.

Here's a link if you're interested:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4m7tb2q

Oh, and why did none of you Wisconsonites ever mention these before?!?!

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 06:57 PM (sGotD)

484 If they're giving out a lot of samples at Costco, you can practically eat lunch there for free.

(I don't belong, but my sister does.)
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 06:51 PM (d6Ksn)

------------------------

And they're almost always giving out free samples (Sam's is the same way).

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 13, 2019 06:58 PM (CAJOC)

485 I think macaroni in chili was a big family on tight budget thing. Make enough chili for 4 and enough macaroni to feed 6.
That's why my mom did it.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 13, 2019 06:58 PM (4thlk)

486 Gotta spoil my boy before he leaves for basic training. Ugh.

Pray for us.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 06:54 PM (PkVlr)
--------

Good for you. And I will pray for your boy, and his mama.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 06:58 PM (aXucN)

487 BTW, I'll never make fun of Spam. Those who do have probably never been really hungry, in the larger sense of the word.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 06:58 PM (plu6+)

488 They opened a new Eastern European market near work.

I discovered something called "gypsy bacon", a Hungarian style bacon, that they slice to your desired thickness for about $5 a pound.

It makes excellent BLTs. I may never buy packaged bacon again.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 06:58 PM (wn7Eb)

489 Oh, and why did none of you Wisconsonites ever mention these before?!?!
Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 06:57 PM (sGotD)

They're delicious. They also pack about a week's worth of calories into one burger.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 06:59 PM (d6Ksn)

490 485 I think macaroni in chili was a big family on tight budget thing. Make enough chili for 4 and enough macaroni to feed 6.
That's why my mom did it.
Posted by: lowandslow at October 13, 2019 06:58 PM (4thlk)

Yep. That's why my mom did it too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 07:00 PM (d6Ksn)

491 Pray for us.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 06:54 PM (PkVlr)

You got it.

Posted by: Peaches at October 13, 2019 07:00 PM (14URa)

492 Mike Hammer, ugh, nothing is going to ruin my dinner. Just gotta let it settle before I try the choc. mousse.

Posted by: Infidel at October 13, 2019 07:00 PM (OM4Ma)

493 ZOD

Posted by: Zod at October 13, 2019 07:01 PM (hgpSN)

494 Gubs

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 13, 2019 07:01 PM (yQpMk)

495 *bang*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 07:01 PM (plu6+)

496 There is a local grocery store chain here that sells very good chicken soup, almost as good as homemade. Last time I was there, I remembered that my grandpa had a habit of putting mashed potatoes in his chicken soup. There was a hot food bar with mashed potatoes at the store, so I bought a scoop of potatoes to put in my soup.

Now I'm sorry we laughed at grandpa for doing that. Mashed potatoes is a delicious addition to chicken soup.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 07:03 PM (d6Ksn)

497 Nurse, will he be able to get care packages in basic?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 07:03 PM (FyBLL)

498 >>I discovered something called "gypsy bacon", a Hungarian style bacon,

Is gypsies. Not for the eating part.

Posted by: Zod at October 13, 2019 07:04 PM (hgpSN)

499 They're delicious. They also pack about a week's worth of calories into one burger.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 06:59 PM (d6Ksn)
~~~~~

And cholesterol! LOL Definitely can't do them often, but they sure are a treat.

-----------------------

Bluebell - I did a quick glance at what she called the original recipe and since it looked nothing at all like hers, I just figured she screwed up the link. Yeah, the sugar. I though it weird but figured it wouldn't kill them so just shrugged and tossed it in the mix. LOL

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 07:06 PM (sGotD)

500 Nurse ratched

Prayers ascending for you and your son. May he be the honor grad of basic, and make you proud.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 13, 2019 07:07 PM (u82oZ)

501 40 Yo
For pot roast try arm roast, we used to use Chuck but my wife prefers arm. I think it's because it's better marveled not just big chunks of fat. We never tried round roast for pot roast as it's not fatty enough. Maybe that's just our Midwestern taste. Always used to be Chuck but now we use arm roast it's great. Now I'm hungry for some.

Posted by: Farmer at October 13, 2019 07:08 PM (/nibZ)

502 Now I'm sorry we laughed at grandpa for doing that. Mashed potatoes is a delicious addition to chicken soup.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 07:03 PM

I saw a recipe for chicken n dumplins that used mashed taters as thickening agent. Was a depression era recipe. It was good.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 13, 2019 07:09 PM (Dhht7)

503 Big family on tight budget = "mulligan stew" at least once a week.

Mom's version of this:

Beef brisket, potatoes and/or turnips, carrots, onions.
Pressured cooked because plain brisket. (Cheap! back in the day...)

Don't know what spices she might've used, if any besides s&p. No matter what-all veggies she put in, it tasted the same. Not bad, but rather bland.

At least there was protein and enough of it to go around.

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 07:10 PM (gP/Z3)

504 478 Insom.

ILY

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 13, 2019 06:56 PM (PkVlr)

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 07:14 PM (NWiLs)

505 Crap, I thought it was going to be red.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 07:16 PM (NWiLs)

506 Bluebell - I did a quick glance at what she called the original recipe and since it looked nothing at all like hers, I just figured she screwed up the link. Yeah, the sugar. I though it weird but figured it wouldn't kill them so just shrugged and tossed it in the mix. LOL
Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 07:06 PM (sGotD)
--------

Looking more closely, the original looks like it might be a little dry, which is why she added the cream and the butter. But you're right, 1/4 cup cream and 1/4 cup butter along with 1 cup cheese sounds like too much for two people. And you made it bigger, so it must have been swimming in it!

I'll try the one you did, but cut way back on the goo.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 07:17 PM (aXucN)

507 497 Nurse, will he be able to get care packages in basic?
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2019 07:03 PM (FyBLL)

---

Not advisable, Ben.

They more than likely are not going to have many privileges in the first several weeks prior.

Posted by: SMH at October 13, 2019 07:19 PM (RU4sa)

508 Insomniac, I've never found a red heart, but try this one:

& # 1 2 8 1 5 2 ;

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 07:19 PM (aXucN)

509 497
Nurse, will he be able to get care packages in basic?

Lol, I don't know why this always makes me smile.

Posted by: dartist at October 13, 2019 07:21 PM (K22Va)

510 Prior to BRM (basic rifle marksmanship).

Posted by: SMH at October 13, 2019 07:21 PM (RU4sa)

511 💘

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 07:21 PM (NWiLs)

512 http://armymomstrong.com/army-basic-training-packages/

Posted by: SMH at October 13, 2019 07:23 PM (RU4sa)

513 That was a bit more twee than what I was looking for but that's alright.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 07:23 PM (NWiLs)

514

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 07:24 PM (sGotD)

515 I knew you'd like it

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 07:24 PM (aXucN)

516 😘

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 07:25 PM (sGotD)

517 515 I knew you'd like it
Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 07:24 PM (aXucN)

You set me up! *shakes fist*

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 07:25 PM (NWiLs)

518 Where'd you find that, bluebell?

Here's the link I use for stuff...

http://unicode.org/emoji/charts/full-emoji-list.html

Replace the "U+" with "&#x"

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 07:26 PM (sGotD)

519 Who, me? 🤓

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 07:27 PM (aXucN)

520 Lol, I don't know why this always makes me smile.
Posted by: dartist at October 13, 2019 07:21 PM (K22Va)
~~~~~

Because you know what will happen to the poor recruit who is unfortunate enough to get one.

LOL

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 07:28 PM (sGotD)

521 Hang on IrishEi, I have to tinyurl mine.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 07:29 PM (aXucN)

522 https://tinyurl.com/yxsplkpe

I use the decimal column.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 07:30 PM (aXucN)

523 Thanks, bluebell. Apparently I've been using hexadecimal.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 07:34 PM (sGotD)

524 I have no idea if it matters or not. I just tried it first with the decimal, and it worked, so I figured I'd keep going. I'm basically a Luddite who happened onto something that actually worked!

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2019 07:35 PM (aXucN)

525 Because you know what will happen to the poor recruit who is unfortunate enough to get one.

I wish no harm to the young man and it is why they call it basic training. Best thing that ever happened to me. I hope he looks back with pride as I do.

Posted by: dartist at October 13, 2019 07:35 PM (K22Va)

526 Anyone know where my friend can find a herpes cure?

Right at home, it turns out:

Slap hot iron to it!
Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 06:37 PM (gP/Z3)

Kamala recommends sucking it out.

Posted by: LASue at October 13, 2019 08:38 PM (Ed8Zd)

527 A wonderful sweet-and-savory nut recipe for the Holidays is the "Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts" by Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa), although I use one-fourth the amount of chipotle for events attended by children and geriatrics. Fresh rosemary is best, of course; but I've had success using dried rosemary leaves by combining them first with the vegetable oil and briefly warming them in the microwave. I do this first so the mixture can steep while I measure out the other ingredients. These make nice gifts!

Posted by: Kathy at October 13, 2019 08:50 PM (QQgmb)

528 Kamala recommends sucking it out.

Sure she does.

That's her solution for *everything*

Slut.

Sheesh.

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 09:18 PM (gP/Z3)

529 Hope Kameltw@t's campaign is toast!

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 09:22 PM (gP/Z3)

530 If anyone's still here on foodie thread--

What do you recommend for Thanksgiving dinner for only 2, possibly 3 (4 at most) persons, besides cornish hens?

I'm so so so tired and don't want a huge production, but would like something *special* and semi-traditional...

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 09:28 PM (gP/Z3)

531 Am considering just "dining out"-- you betcha...

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 09:29 PM (gP/Z3)

532 That's probably the ticket. Dining out.

Couple of fancy places come to mind, should check and see how early reservations must be made, if not too late already.

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 09:32 PM (gP/Z3)

533 What do you recommend for Thanksgiving dinner for only 2, possibly 3 (4 at most) persons, besides cornish hens?
Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 09:28 PM (gP/Z3)
~~~~~

Why not just do an Oven Stuffer Roaster. It will look like a tiny turkey and arguably will taste better. Plus, you can stuff it as well. Leftovers will be a manageable amount, and there' nothing like a chicken/stuffing/gravy sandwich for lunch on Friday.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 13, 2019 09:33 PM (sGotD)

534 Thanks, IrishEi, I loves me some roast chicken... do it frequently in cold months.

Suppose our guest(s) probably don't get it as often, so this is a likely alternative.

Not a real fan of Turkey anyway, and gosh even the small ones are still so huge!

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 09:40 PM (gP/Z3)

535 Greetings, JQ ... Roasting a small turkey breast should provide enough meat for 4 people. These are often sold as frozen, and sell out closer to the holidays, so best to buy early. Roasting on a bed of veggies (carrots, onions, celery) will make a flavorful gravy. Alternately, buy roasted deli turkey and ask the cutter for thick 1/4-inch slices; place the slices in a deep glass pie dish, cover with jarred gravy and heat in the oven. While you're at the deli, pick up your favorite cole slaw. Bob Evans makes several varieties of already-cooked-and-mashed potatoes; these just need to be reheated (and maybe re-whipped to make them pretty). By early November, Ocean Spray offers a nice cranberry-orange relish that tastes as good as home-made (this disappears quickly, so buy as soon as it stocks). And if there's time to make one thing from scratch, I suggest the Midwest Sausage and Dried Cherry stuffing recipe at Food-dot-com. This can be made a day ahead and reheated; can also be made using cherry-flavored dried cranberries instead of dried cherries. I get the best results using challah bread, or potato bread. Hope this helps!

Posted by: Kathy at October 13, 2019 10:23 PM (QQgmb)

536 Thank you, Kathy, that all sounds wonderful!

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 10:40 PM (gP/Z3)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.06, elapsed 0.0625 seconds.
14 queries taking 0.0121 seconds, 544 records returned.
Page size 242 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat