Food Thread: Keep It Simple Stupid, Or: Keep It Simple And Tasty Stupid

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This is what you do when you are stuck for something to eat for dinner but aren't willing to settle for something crappy. That's a fried egg, some sauteed chicken, a handful of arugula, and some sauteed vegetables. The topper is out of a jar of chili-garlic crisp from Trader Joe's. That whole thing probably took 10 minutes to make and was, by all reports (it's not my concoction, but I trust the cook who made it) it hit the spot.

The point is: why settle for crappy and boring food? With a bit of thought and some spelunking into your spice rack or the back of your refrigerator you can make some mighty fine tasting food. There are hundreds of fantastic pastes and dressings and fun concoctions that are as close as the spice aisle or the oriental section at your local market.

So give it a try. It doesn't really matter what you make, just jazz it up with some thing bright and pungent and vibrant. Hell, plain old scrambled eggs topped with chili crisp are great!

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After months (years?) of dithering and delaying and procrastinating, I finally ordered a "sous vide" machine from Anova. They came out with a new one recently, and by pre-ordering I saved a fair amount of money. I also added to my impatience level because I had to wait an entire month! By the way, I chose the Anova over the other popular brand (Joule), because it does not require an account and internet connectivity to operate. I'll be damned if I am going to cede more of my privacy to industry, however trivial it might seem.

So, the thing seems well built, it is simple to operate, and I can even control it from my phone via bluetooth or my wifi network. That sounds stupid, but it's sort of convenient and amusing.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the whole idea, it is cooking food in a water bath at the exact temperature you choose. So if you like your steaks cooked to 131°, that's what you get, without the inconsistency of cooking in a pan or on a grill or in the oven. And it's not magic, it doesn't require any skill, and it really works.

But there is a kicker...the food is ugly. It's not browned or crisp or caramelized, so there is an additional step that is required for most "sous vide" dishes, and that is the tough(er) part. But with a little practice and some trial and error it is manageable. The technique is worthwhile, and for some things like fish I really think it is better, but it won't replace traditional cooking, and there are some dishes that you simply can't make with "sous vide," like my dinner tonight...roast chicken!

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This is long on supposition and very, very short on actual facts and data.
Chance of negative food standards impact from Brexit rises
And they get in a two-fer...a shot at Brexit and a shot at America.

I'm sort of sick of the constant "The Sky Is Falling!" crap from the media about our food supply. It is safe, and when there are failures the market and our overbearing regulatory state smack the crap out of the offenders. I never worry about food safety, and I hope you folks don't either.

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I found this video when I was poking around for "sous vide" information (did someone around here recommend her?). This is exactly the kind of dish I love. Simple, fun technique, and it looks like it tastes great.

There is nothing earthshaking about it, but it's simple and fast and clean up is a breeze.

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There are restaurant lists with rankings. And there are restaurant lists with purpose. This is the latter.

And clearly there are some pompous asses in charge of headlines over at Bon Appetit. But that's not the best part of this list.

The first restaurant on the list was just shut down for failing a health inspection!

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And we thought that Skip only made breakfast!

Stromboli a la Skip

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Although...I might quibble with the "stromboli" part. My impression of stromboli is that it is rolled, but this looks more like a calzone.

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From garden - 2 ripe Anaheim peppers grilled and peeled, couple ripe sweet peppers , 1/3 tomato, basil leaves and oregano, and few slices of onion all sauteed. Chopped up 2" pepperoni and 1/4 pound of sliced ham placed all on a rolled out pizza dough, topped with mozzarella and provolone. Folded up and a wash with egg into 400 degrees with a pizza stone.

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Either way, it looks good.

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My apologies to the Moron commenter who sent me this link. I saved the link and discarded his email, and I simply don't remember who it was! My apologies, especially since you sent it in the nick of time...my last few chili attempts were...um...fine. Boring, bland, and useful for nothing but fuel.

There's No Chili Like Texas Chili and These 10 Recipes Do It Best

Every single one of these looks great. All nine of them. What...there are 10 recipes? Nope. Turkey chili isn't chili, and I won't have it in my kitchen.

And now I remember! Hrothgar...thank you!

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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!

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1 First.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:01 PM (Dhht7)

2 I'll summon the Corgi's.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:01 PM (Dhht7)

3 Corgi's summoned.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:02 PM (Dhht7)

4 I do egg plates like that ever so often

Posted by: Tengo hambre at October 20, 2019 04:02 PM (5aCkc)

5 Have only thrown fried egg on beef. Steak or burgers. Never thought of using chicken or pork for that matter.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:05 PM (Dhht7)

6 There's a guy out in the Berkshires that cooks a mean chili

forget his name

Askhole sumptin another

Posted by: REDACTED at October 20, 2019 04:05 PM (rpxSz)

7 5
Have only thrown fried egg on beef. Steak or burgers. Never thought of using chicken or pork for that matter.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:05 PM (Dhht7)

++++Me, too. Not sure how I feel about this.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 20, 2019 04:06 PM (sIyWR)

8 Skip, your stromboli looks awesome!

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 20, 2019 04:07 PM (dyO5W)

9 Skip's house for lunch!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 20, 2019 04:07 PM (jYnPD)

10 I must say, that after winning the greatest Wisconsin Maple Syrup ever at the TxMoMe, the only way to truly appreciate it is having it liberally poured over French Toast.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 04:08 PM (lD3vL)

11 Chance of negative food standards impact from Brexit rises

Ok, I'm stupider for glancing at that article. Oh, and eff Wales.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:09 PM (Dhht7)

12 I've had biscuits and gravy with chicken and fried over easy eggs on top of the biscuits, smothered in the gravy. Can't do it often, but it's good. Also steak benedict. Same as regular eggs bene, but with rare- medium rare filets. Heaven.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 20, 2019 04:11 PM (dyO5W)

13 CBD--

Speaking of sous vide and chili, I cut up a cheap roast (chuck or even shoulder) in bite size pieces, season with salt and pepper, and then sous vide for 24 hours. Mix with your favorite chili seasonings. Makes the best chili I've ever had (and I'm a native Texan).

Ditto on the disdain for turkey chili. If you've got leftover turkey and want to do something exotic with it, try turkey mole (pronounced MOH-lay), a more classic recipe. You can buy prepared mole sauce pretty easily.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 20, 2019 04:11 PM (S+f+m)

14 Could have rolled it but it was fairly stuffed.

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 04:14 PM (ZCEU2)

15 I bought some dried habanero flakes and dried jalapeno flakes from Sonoran Spice Company to make Bloody Mary mix with for a 9 am tailgate party I was bartending.

If you like spicy chili peppers but don't like prepping them, these really add great flavor and heat. The Bloody Mary mix was a smashing success for those that wanted them spicy.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 20, 2019 04:14 PM (LQMoO)

16 When I was a kid my dad got those very often in place of a pizza, ham, steak or meatball.

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 04:15 PM (ZCEU2)

17 Damn, I haven't eaten yet today.

So, I've gone from cooking everything from scratch to pretty much buying everything pre-made. This is what happens when you go back to work from being a stay at home. Costco had some sous vide lamb shanks I'm going to heat up for dinner with some roasted veggies.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 20, 2019 04:16 PM (UUBmN)

18 For a quick meal, nothing beats a good homemade taco.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 04:17 PM (5aX2M)

19 whoa! Skip brings the 'boli chops!

Posted by: kallisto at October 20, 2019 04:18 PM (JaLUs)

20 Skip - You are a man of many talents.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 20, 2019 04:18 PM (sIyWR)

21 WTF? Food wasn't plentiful, or safe, or whatever, prior to the EU? Pure idiocy, like most of what is said/published on any important topic any more.


Wow, that strom/calzone looks great! Dinner at Skip's tonight everybody!


CBD, thanks, I do that [improvised/leftover/jazzed up] food all the time. One of my favorite things.


After the gym, just did great grilled cheese sammiches. Good bread, lots of butter [the essentials], good cheese - but then added something. Caramelized balsamic onions [from a jar - though I do make these occasionally to use on burgers or chicken], and a walnut-infused mustard. Fantastic.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 20, 2019 04:18 PM (QDnY+)

22 Mmmmm....Texas Chili.


They only use the best parts of the carrot.

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 04:19 PM (bEuc8)

23 my chili is simmering on the stove. wish i had fritos though.

Posted by: trapper's girl at October 20, 2019 04:19 PM (nC4FN)

24 Damnit, CBD. Why didn't you bring this awesome food to the TXMOME? By the way a lurker brought some really good shrimp salad, as was all of the chow we had. Weather was great, and people were just the bestest. We did miss you though. There was a M11A1 there for you to shoot which Ex-Ex and Hrothgar really liked.

Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 04:20 PM (UUkQp)

25 Waiting for the weather to ever be less than perfect to help me finally do my mole poblano again. About 4O+ ingredients, I roast and grind the nuts and spices myself. Used to do it, years ago, and was amazing, so many layers of flavor. Friends/colleagues who'd had it would ask me if/when I was making it again.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 20, 2019 04:22 PM (QDnY+)

26 are those potatoes in the first egg pic?

Posted by: kallisto at October 20, 2019 04:22 PM (JaLUs)

27 Nice. A proper Mole is so good that you can cook a goat and it tastes great!

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 04:22 PM (bEuc8)

28 What was the machine gun at the TXMoMee? Or is that a spoiler for the gun thread?

Posted by: rhomboid at October 20, 2019 04:23 PM (QDnY+)

29 For a quick meal, nothing beats a good homemade taco.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 04:17

Agree. But it's ok to buy the shells, right?

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:25 PM (Dhht7)

30 >>For a quick meal, nothing beats a good homemade taco.


I always tell Huma this.

Posted by: Hillary at October 20, 2019 04:27 PM (bEuc8)

31 25. Walnut-infused mustard sounds interesting. So does your mole poblano, put me down for one jar, thanks.

Posted by: kallisto at October 20, 2019 04:27 PM (JaLUs)

32 I want to thank Jane D'oh and Mr. D'oh for cooking the shrimp at the MoMe to perfection.

Stephen Price Blair brought his incredible eggplant recipe again.

Nurse ratched turn a good salmon into an epicurean delight.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 04:27 PM (7CZws)

33 My grandma turned me on to Middle eastern Sumac when I was a kid.

Found a jar of African Harissa spice on the clearance rack at the Jewel for like a dollar.

Both are indispensable in my kitchen

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at October 20, 2019 04:28 PM (o/b07)

34
What was the machine gun at the TXMoMee? Or is that a spoiler for the gun thread?
Posted by: rhomboid at October 20, 2019 04:23 PM (QDnY+)




M1919 Browning. Because I'm an insensitive prick that doesn't care about being a spoiler. *sticks out tongue*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 20, 2019 04:28 PM (eXA4G)

35 >>Nurse ratched turn a good salmon into an epicurean delight.


The secret ingredient?


Pounce

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 04:28 PM (bEuc8)

36 Agree. But it's ok to buy the shells, right?

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I just do the toasted white soft-tacos, because im a gringo and they're real quick. Plus, I think they're a little less fattening than the deep fried corn kind.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 04:28 PM (5aX2M)

37 rhomboid, for the gun thread. It was there.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 04:29 PM (7CZws)

38 Just made what might be THE top item on the Ease of Preparation/Flavor of Result ratio scale.


Misissippi slow cooker pot roast. Jane D'oh originally brought it to my attention, here. Probably literally not even 15 total minutes of work. Great pot roast.


Another slow cooker fave: pulled chicken. Also almost no work, at all, and very very good.


Chicken thighs [trimmed; on sale, cheap is part of the game here]

Basic rub spices [for me: smoked paprika, cumin, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt]

Bottle of BBQ sauce [or home-made version]


Rub spices on chicken, toss in slow cooker, 7 hours later, remove chicken, shred, return to cooker, mix with BBQ sauce. Done. Delicious. By itself, in a sandwich.


Use all the time you've saved reloading 45ACP. Or doing push-ups. Or working on your Russian pronunciation.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 20, 2019 04:30 PM (QDnY+)

39 Garrett, there aren't any bad Roxy Music songs either

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 04:30 PM (PUmDY)

40 it's finally comfort food weather here but I don't have all the ingredients for lentil soup. Guess I'm headed to my fave burrito place down Delaware way.

Posted by: kallisto at October 20, 2019 04:30 PM (JaLUs)

41 That chili garlic crisp is addictive and goes well with almost everything.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 20, 2019 04:31 PM (EZebt)

42 I never got into Roxy.

Loved the nipples and bush on the album covers, though.

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 04:32 PM (bEuc8)

43 I have had stromboli both rolled, and folded calzone-style. Rolled is better for cheesier. Folded is better for saucier.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 20, 2019 04:33 PM (EZebt)

44 Rolled is better for cheesier. Folded is better for saucier.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 20, 2019 04:33 PM (EZebt)

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I'm both cheesy AND saucy. Just ask my girlfriend about my dumb jokes and smart mouth

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 04:35 PM (5aX2M)

45 Dang, M1919? Literally my *favorite* WWII machine gun.


Guess I'll have to make it out to the Big Sandy shoot in March, or stop by Battlefield Vegas sometime.


Am watching a documentary on the Battle of Moscow and there's footage of PPsh-41s being assembled. Whole wall lined with the suckers - sigh. Probably my favorite sub-gun, though of course the Thompson has its place.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 20, 2019 04:35 PM (QDnY+)

46 {{{Ben Had}}}

Did you guys have a good time?? I imagine there are some weary but happy folks today!!!

Posted by: Moki at October 20, 2019 04:35 PM (mFoNl)

47 The cabrito was marinated and roasted to perfection.

There was not a scrap left and people even had the bones to chew on.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 04:36 PM (7CZws)

48 I'm both cheesy AND saucy. Just ask my girlfriend about my dumb jokes and smart mouth 

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 04:35 PM (5aX2M)

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My wife won't let me have a girlfriend... she's such a bitch

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 20, 2019 04:37 PM (flINI)

49 Since YD mentioned tacos, it reminds me of 2-3 yrs ago asking for fish taco recipes on the Food Thread. Never had one, but daughter requested for b'day meal.

Got several suggestions from 'ettes. Ended up with some flounder, red cabbage, pico de gallo, guac, and blue taco shells and more. We had a wonderful meal for her b'day.

Never would have happened without CBD and his Food Thread. Thank you and Ace for providing this forum. (Not sucking up.)

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:37 PM (Dhht7)

50 Can't imagine kebab without sumac, now. Very good. Friend's Lebanese wife
switched me on to it a few years ago.

Harissa they even have at Trader Joe's now, but I haven't used it in anything.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 20, 2019 04:38 PM (QDnY+)

51 For the scotch fans (and really, who isn't): I just watched a wonderful show entitled Scotch: A Golden Dream, on Amazon Prime. It's part documentary on how scotch is made, part travelogue on the beauty of Scotland, and part biography of some of the old masters making scotch.

The main drawback is that it's not 5 pm yet. The other drawback is that they discuss and recommend Bruichladdich Black Art, which is $400 / bottle.
Otherwise, very enjoyable.

Posted by: pep at October 20, 2019 04:38 PM (T6t7i)

52 Cabrito. Wow. The good stuff.


Gonna make me hit a Mexican super-market today.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 20, 2019 04:40 PM (QDnY+)

53 49 olddog, how is your lovely wife doing?

I agree, the food thread (heck all the threads) provide a great forum for the free exchange recipes. (Ideas too, but we're talking recipes right now.) There are some amazing cooks around here.

Posted by: Moki at October 20, 2019 04:41 PM (mFoNl)

54 Supper tonight is simple and costs around $5-9 bucks.

3 cans of Margaret Holmes seasoned butter beans
1 pound cooked ground chuck
2 slices crisp bacon, finely crumbled
splash of cream to thicken it up
dash of onion powder, pepper and Spike seasoning

My 9 year old said it's great, but like all these throw-togethers it'll taste even better tomorrow.

Posted by: Utility muffin at October 20, 2019 04:42 PM (ldmQR)

55 Thai pepper and sesame oil makes a fabulous chili oil, I hadn't thought about putting garlic in it.

Mmmm. Nom.

Few thing perk up a nice meal with rice in it.

CBD, if no one has suggested it, the traditional finishing for a sous vide meat is to run over it with the propane torch. A nice fan-tail nozzle might be what you need to avoid rowling burns across it.

when you are done, of course you can either finish that creme brule, or start silver soldering your copper plumbing.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 20, 2019 04:42 PM (xG/b0)

56 M1919 eh? Guess I will save the questions for the gun thread

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 04:42 PM (ZCEU2)

57 Make that around $5-6 bucks.

Posted by: Utility muffin at October 20, 2019 04:43 PM (ldmQR)

58 pep @ 51, it's 1540 in my piece of Texas and after some strenuous and ardent research I've found that Wild Turkey in a chilled glass is just about perfect for this time of day. Of course I'm a bit weakened by the MoMe and in need of 'invigoration'.

Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 04:43 PM (UUkQp)

59 Moki, The MoMe was so much fun. The weather was great and this Horde are the nicest people there are.

Getting to meet the D'oh family and Ladyl was a big time high for me and seeing all of regulars made it even better.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 04:43 PM (7CZws)

60 Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 04:20 PM (UUkQp)

Next year! And I am still trying to drag Nevergiveup and JJ Sefton along...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 20, 2019 04:45 PM (wYseH)

61 Bryan Ferry kills every cover he does,

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 04:45 PM (PUmDY)

62 Eromero, make sure you make it to the gun thread and a big hug for Mrs.E

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 04:46 PM (7CZws)

63 I love chili, stromboli/calzones and lazy thighs.

But first, a martini. One olive please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 20, 2019 04:47 PM (Z+IKu)

64 olddog, how is your lovely wife doing?

Posted by: Moki at October 20, 2019 04:41 PM

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Tough question. Yesterday she was good so I was going to make lemon garlic shrimp w/ spinach today. Unfortunately, woke up today and stomach not so good. She's napping now and I'm in quandary whether to cook or not. Will see how she feels when she wakes up.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:47 PM (Dhht7)

65 When the meat don't look done
and yeer a mo-ron
Propane.

Posted by: klaftern at October 20, 2019 04:47 PM (RuIsu)

66 CBD, if no one has suggested it, the traditional finishing for a sous
vide meat is to run over it with the propane torch. A nice fan-tail
nozzle might be what you need to avoid rowling burns across it.

when you are done, of course you can either finish that creme brule, or start silver soldering your copper plumbing.


It's also useful for encouraging Extinction Rebellion twits to move along.

Posted by: pep at October 20, 2019 04:47 PM (T6t7i)

67 Loved the nipples and bush on the album covers, though.

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 04:32 PM (bEuc

They're hard not to love in any setting...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 20, 2019 04:48 PM (wYseH)

68 We agree that meals of many ingredients more often are better a day later.

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 04:48 PM (ZCEU2)

69 Loved the nipples and bush on the album covers, though.

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 04:32 PM (bEuc

They're hard not to love in any setting...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 20, 2019 04:48 PM (wYseH)

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Hi Boys!

Posted by: HILLARY! at October 20, 2019 04:49 PM (flINI)

70 the traditional finishing for a sous vide meat is
to run over it with the propane torch.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 20, 2019 04:42 PM (xG/b0)

One of my friends whose taste I trust has sworn off propane finishing. he has compared propane vs. pan or grill and claims that the propane adds a discernible flavor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 20, 2019 04:50 PM (wYseH)

71 Guys. You guys. I was all set to go to Texas. But shit went pear-shaped financially and I had to cancel my plans.

next year, though.

I normally hate any kind of gathering involving anyone outside my immediate family (Hell, office parties are a friggin' chore - even though I work and chat with these people daily). But I've been to two Colorado meetups, and I truly had a great time both times. It's a rare thing that I feel relaxed around a group, especially since most of the group is stacked in tiny gray boxes. My retirement plans include visiting meetups all over the country.

The Horde is a unique phenomenon. We need to cherish it.

And one of these times someone needs to lure The Boss to a meetup.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 20, 2019 04:52 PM (x8Wzq)

72 This should be a good gubthread, Ben Had. Everybody is still amped up by that cordite smell.

Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 04:53 PM (UUkQp)

73 >>One of my friends whose taste I trust has sworn off propane finishing. he has compared propane vs. pan or grill and claims that the propane adds a discernible flavor.


Your friend is a Commie Fag.

Posted by: Hank Hill at October 20, 2019 04:54 PM (bEuc8)

74 >>And one of these times someone needs to lure The Boss to a meetup.


We should just have one when he tries to jump the Snake River Canyon on his Vespa.

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 04:54 PM (bEuc8)

75 Drop ordinary corn tortillas into a bread toaster. Not a perfect alternative to frying in oil (kinda leathery), but it's low calorie and there's no messy leftover oil to handle. Nuke corn tortilla into steamy softness.

Posted by: 13times at October 20, 2019 04:54 PM (K3B2k)

76 pep at October 20, 2019 04:38 PM (T6t7i)

In 1982 I bought a bottle of MacAllan's 18 yr. old Scotch for $40.00! Can't believe what it is now.

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 20, 2019 04:54 PM (u5LFV)

77 One of my friends whose taste I trust has sworn off
propane finishing. he has compared propane vs. pan or grill and claims
that the propane adds a discernible flavor.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


I prefer the PFAS tang from teflon-coated pans.

Posted by: pep at October 20, 2019 04:55 PM (T6t7i)

78 Pug, it's always wonderful to see you and your wife at the Morondezvous.

Posted by: Emmie at October 20, 2019 04:55 PM (i/wJA)

79 Grocery store had chicken quarters 89 cents/lb. today. Got 6lbs. Will grill half for daughter and me. Make soup for wife. Win-Win.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 04:55 PM (Dhht7)

80 Every november is the Casi chilicookoff. In Terlingua

I have two family members who are judges in this event.

We have discussed the chilis made at this competition. I say that they are all virtually the same in texture and flavor. I looked at dozens of the winning recipes and runner ups for the last few decades. I understand the need for NO one chili to look different from another for judging purposes may be necessary but then there is no truly individual, outstanding chili tho they may taste good.

They both have told me 'tis true.

Chili should be an extension of 'self' .

My chili would not be allowed at Terlingua.

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 20, 2019 04:55 PM (5aCkc)

81 In 1982 I bought a bottle of MacAllan's 18 yr. old Scotch for $40.00! Can't believe what it is now.


Posted by: Grannymimi


If my math is correct, it's a MacAllan 55.

Posted by: pep at October 20, 2019 04:56 PM (T6t7i)

82 serving eggs and chicken meat in the same dish isn't food...

it's pollo-genocide.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 20, 2019 04:56 PM (Kyj0g)

83 rhomboid--I'm so impressed that you make your own mole sauce! Back when I was a serious foodie, I did that--once. The flavor was definitely superior, but I couldn't justify the time expenditure.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 20, 2019 04:57 PM (S+f+m)

84 82
serving eggs and chicken meat in the same dish isn't food...

it's pollo-genocide.


Sounds like that would be distinctly non-kosher.

Posted by: pep at October 20, 2019 04:57 PM (T6t7i)

85 olddog, I'm glad someone else appreciates the goodness that is blue corn.

It makes divine enchiladas as well. I do mine with duck.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 04:57 PM (7CZws)

86 Whiskey isn't supposed to age once in the bottle, but that isn't my experience

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 04:57 PM (ZCEU2)

87 703, haha

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 04:59 PM (PUmDY)

88 [86
Whiskey isn't supposed to age once in the bottle, but that isn't my experience

Posted by: Skip


Yeah, that was a little joke. Very little.

It makes divine enchiladas as well. I do mine with duck.

That sounds awesome.

Posted by: pep at October 20, 2019 04:59 PM (T6t7i)

89 Sitting on tarmac in ATL heading home to Savannah after awesome TX MoMe.

We have some spicy, crispy fried onions our Sri Lankan friends brought us.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 20, 2019 04:59 PM (SyYPU)

90 Pug, it's always wonderful to see you and your wife at the Morondezvous.
Posted by: Emmie at October 20, 2019 04:55 PM (i/wJA)

My bride is even more of a wallflower than I am, but each time as we depart, she says she gets it, she gets why I am so drawn to this weird venue.

Best to you and hubby.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 20, 2019 05:00 PM (x8Wzq)

91 Corked booze continues to change in the bottle. Hermetically sealed, not so much.

Posted by: klaftern at October 20, 2019 05:00 PM (RuIsu)

92 The ad just above the Food Thread said "How to spot fake CBD".

After pondering this, I'm not sure. I mean, c'mon, even a bot would be programmed to badmouth maple syrup on French Toast, or spew Red Sox H8.

Given there are no hashes for the thread content posts, how DO we know we're getting real, authentic CBD, and not fake CBD?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 20, 2019 05:00 PM (DMUuz)

93 LoneRanger @80- My chili won't be allowed at Terlingua neither. I put both beef and pork in mine, and....wait for it.....beans! But no effing carrots. And I serve it over white rice with sharp cheddar cheese, chopped sweet onions, and cornbread. I is not from Texas but like Travis and Bonham came from South Carolina and here is where I make my stand.

Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 05:01 PM (UUkQp)

94 Wife put together some scalloped potatoes to go with the tri-tip I'm about to put on the pellet grill.

Mmmm.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at October 20, 2019 05:01 PM (WEBkv)

95 Eromero!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 20, 2019 05:02 PM (SyYPU)

96 93 LoneRanger @80- My chili won't be allowed at Terlingua neither. I put both beef and pork in mine, and....wait for it.....beans! But no effing carrots. And I serve it over white rice with sharp cheddar cheese, chopped sweet onions, and cornbread. I is not from Texas but like Travis and Bonham came from South Carolina and here is where I make my stand.
Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 05:01 PM (UUkQp)
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Is this a dinner invitation? Because it sounds pretty darn good.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at October 20, 2019 05:02 PM (WEBkv)

97 Propane finishing with an odd flavor? Probably the result of dirt, who knows what sort of industrial filth and corrosion inside the propane bottle.

Posted by: 13times at October 20, 2019 05:02 PM (K3B2k)

98 Happy eating Horde. If I tell you how fabulous the food was a the Texas Mome, you'll aready be making plans to attend next year's!

Holy cow!!!


And, oh yeah, I'm stuck in an airport with a missed connection as per usual.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 20, 2019 05:04 PM (MaZ4y)

99 Hi, Ben Had. It's hard to find blue corn masa around here. I stumbled upon some ready made blue taco shells at the store for daughter's b'day and got them because that's her favorite color. LOL.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 05:04 PM (Dhht7)

100 Duncanthrax, the pecan butter is sheer bliss. A spoon is the only thing needed.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:05 PM (7CZws)

101 Eromero...

I'm sure what you make is good. Pork is good. Stand sir.

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 20, 2019 05:05 PM (5aCkc)

102 Have only thrown fried egg on beef. Steak or burgers. Never thought of using chicken or pork for that matter.
Posted by: olddog in mo

++++Me, too. Not sure how I feel about this.
Posted by: washrivergal


Eggs and meat together is "big in Japan", with various styles of donburi being a common comfort food or restaurant 'fast food'. Donburi just refers to food served over a bowl of rice.

Gyuudon (beef bowl), katsudon (fried pork cutlet bowl), and oyakodon (chicken bowl) are common choices.

And while "gyuu" is "beef" and "katsu" is "cutlet", "oyako" doesn't mean "chicken". Since it's chicken and egg, oyakodon is the "parent (oya) and child (ko) bowl". Funny, but a bit morbid.

Posted by: mikeski at October 20, 2019 05:06 PM (P1f+c)

103 Hi, Ben Had. It's hard to find blue corn masa around here. I stumbled upon some ready made blue taco shells at the store for daughter's b'day and got them because that's her favorite color. LOL.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 05:04 PM


Get some blue potatoes, and make mashed potatoes with them for Thanksgiving. Always a kid favorite around here.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 20, 2019 05:06 PM (DMUuz)

104 Ladyl! Our flight home was already boarded as we landed. Wheelchair woman was amazing and got us to our way far away gate. I tipped her very well. Husband is staying in ATL for a fundraiser.

I hope and pray you get a flight home soon!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 20, 2019 05:06 PM (SyYPU)

105 And, oh yeah, I'm stuck in an airport with a missed connection as per usual.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 20, 2019 05:04 PM (MaZ4y)

yikes.

that's why I drive anywhere that is not blocked by a large body of water.

Hang tough.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 20, 2019 05:06 PM (x8Wzq)

106 YUGE HUGS to Ben Had!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 20, 2019 05:08 PM (SyYPU)

107 Duncanthrax, that there is quite funny.

Posted by: cfo mom at October 20, 2019 05:08 PM (RfzVr)

108 8 Happy eating Horde. If I tell you how fabulous the food was a the Texas Mome, you'll aready be making plans to attend next year's!

Holy cow!!!


And, oh yeah, I'm stuck in an airport with a missed connection as per usual.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 20, 2019 05:04 PM (MaZ4y)
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Hah, wife has already agreed and we plan to attend next year.

I might even bring a gun or three.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at October 20, 2019 05:08 PM (WEBkv)

109 I thought it was a joke. It's so hard to tell these days. But it's not.


Kellogg's is doing a Start Your Day With Maximum Gay "inclusive" cereal. Basically, they dump all their crap offerings into a single box and call it All Together.


I won't link to all the gay sites and Yahoo! raving about it. It appears although it was just supposed to be available 10/17 (does that mean something?) Kellogg's still has it on their website. A box can be yours for just $20. Where else can you see all the mascots living in harmony and not trying to kill each other like they normally do?


So, if you're sick of that hetro cis-norm cereal you've been forced to eat your entire life, they've got your fix.


https://www.kelloggstore.com/all-together-cereal

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 20, 2019 05:08 PM (Z1ykJ)

110 Art - *used* to make mole poblano, intend to return to doing so. Back then life was very different, didn't cook much at all, but I'd spend an entire rainy weekend day making it. Anyway, have begun reviewing recipes, remember my own, and will be getting ingredients lined up.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 20, 2019 05:09 PM (QDnY+)

111 Can I just say--Ben Had is my new hero. There are not enough good words to describe this incredible lady. I've never experienced hospitality like hers in my life.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 20, 2019 05:10 PM (MaZ4y)

112 Ladyl, I'm so sorry that this has happened again.

My life is enriched by meeting you.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:10 PM (7CZws)

113 YUGE HUGS to Ben Had!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 20, 2019 05:08 PM (SyYPU)

YES

this

Posted by: hogmartin can see his house from here at October 20, 2019 05:10 PM (KhHxZ)

114 YUGE HUGS to Ben Had!
YUGE HUGS to Ben Had!
YUGE HUGS to Ben Had!
YUGE HUGS to Ben Had!
YUGE HUGS to Ben Had!


Because it can't be said enough.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 20, 2019 05:11 PM (qc+VF)

115 Jane D'Oh, meeting y'all was like old home week, your shrimp made me have flashbacks. I plumb forgot to ask if you had ever been to a Chitlin Strut at Salley, or Okra Strut at Irmo. My guess is maybe. We are a peculiar people. I have to admit that the horde is the handsomest example of humankind left on this planet, with me being perhaps the only exception. But hell there's always one.

Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 05:11 PM (UUkQp)

116 Hi Ben Had-this time it's not too bad. I got on the next flight which will get me home tonight. Whew!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 20, 2019 05:11 PM (MaZ4y)

117 Duncanthrax, the pecan butter is sheer bliss. A spoon is the only thing needed.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:05 PM


We're very happy you enjoy it!

BTW, Ace of Spades-Ben Had, the TX MoMe cat, appreciates all the love and pets you and everyone else sent down to her!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 20, 2019 05:12 PM (DMUuz)

118 I did the no knead artisan bread recipe. I have the Kitchen Aid grain grinder so turned the wheat into flour last night. I did not weigh things but will the next time I try. I have a Romertoph and decided to use it for this batch of bread. It turned out fine. I'm going to do rye next time and hopefully sourdough. I think there are times I'd rather do a knead recipe as this dough is too sticky to shape.

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 20, 2019 05:12 PM (Lqy/e)

119 I might even bring a gun or three.

Piker. Between them, Jim SND and Panhandler would have been the envy of many Central and South American nations.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 20, 2019 05:13 PM (qc+VF)

120 Who uses spelunking in a cooking thread?

Posted by: not so at October 20, 2019 05:13 PM (HALdu)

121 Lovely food thread.

My plum gin is strained and rebottled and waiting until the winter holidays. I did give it a quick taste and was very pleased. Should be better in another 60 days.

OT: Saw a version of Tartuffe. It was done all in traditional rhyme, with traditional dress, but with a bit of technological anachronism. I expected cellphones to spoil Moliere, but this "modernization" worked. There was one stunning casting change, but that was off stage.
Sometimes a politically incorrect regional theater can kick the big guys in the ass.

Posted by: CN at October 20, 2019 05:13 PM (U7k5w)

122 I'm having a hard time copying/pasting on my phone--so I'm not ignoring my Moron friends.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 20, 2019 05:14 PM (MaZ4y)

123 So, if you're sick of that hetro cis-norm cereal you've been forced to eat your entire life, they've got your fix.


https://www.kelloggstore.com/all-together-cereal

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 20, 2019 05:08 PM

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I told myself not click, but I did. Don't know whether to be pissed at you for posting or myself for clicking. Probably both.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 05:14 PM (Dhht7)

124 I love all y'all! Now we're finally taking off.

Son tried to comment earlier and Pixy wouldn't let him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 20, 2019 05:14 PM (SyYPU)

125 Jane D'oh, There are only three words.

I Love You, and the rest of the D'oh family also.

Shrimp has never tasted so good. Your touch made all the difference.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:14 PM (7CZws)

126 So sorry we missed the Texas MoMe. Sounds legendary. As others here have said, we wanted to come but something major prevented us. Hope to make it next year.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 20, 2019 05:14 PM (S+f+m)

127 Basically, they dump all their crap offerings into a single box and call it All Together.

OH, but if you read the description carefully, these 6 oh-so-inclusive cereals are neatly segregated into their own little packages within the big box. For a ridiculously inflated price.

Heh.

Posted by: JQ at October 20, 2019 05:16 PM (gP/Z3)

128 Between them, Jim SND and Panhandler would have been the envy of many Central and South American nations.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 20, 2019 05:13 PM (qc+VF)

Even more so if you include their guns

Then it's no contest

Posted by: hogmartin can see his house from here at October 20, 2019 05:16 PM (KhHxZ)

129 Piker. Between them, Jim SND and Panhandler would have been the envy of many Central and South American nations.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 20, 2019 05:13 PM (qc+VF)
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Oh, wow, I guess I'll just leave the M1 Garands and the K-31 along with a couple thousand rounds of ammo at home then.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at October 20, 2019 05:16 PM (WEBkv)

130 I thought the TxMudMoMe last year was the best trip ever but the past weekend was out of this world. To meet all the as-yet unmet morons/ettes was way cool. I love you people.

Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 05:17 PM (UUkQp)

131 Well over 100, so OT:

Something I stumbled across years ago and just found again -- George Washington's prophecy for America, from his time at Valley Forge.

https://tinyurl.com/y38nhcdt

I thought of Irongrampa when I read this, but I'm almost never around when he is, so could someone point him to this? Please?

Posted by: Empire1 at October 20, 2019 05:17 PM (m0+G9)

132 https://www.kelloggstore.com/all-together-cereal

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 20, 2019 05:08 PM


Dear Lord clutch, I am just shaking my head. $20 for 6 single serving boxes of cereal? And they'll give up to $50,000 of the profits to GLADD?

One more reason to continue my boycott of all things Kellogg. (At least they included Frosty Flakes and Fruit Loops in the mix. Most appropriate.)

Posted by: cfo mom at October 20, 2019 05:18 PM (RfzVr)

133 next year i shall close down shop and go four hours north east.

Wasn't possible this october.

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 20, 2019 05:20 PM (5aCkc)

134 Whiskey isn't supposed to age once in the bottle, but that isn't my experience
Posted by: Skip


While the comment was a joke, I suppose there are compounds in whiskey that could start to oxidize once you've opened the bottle. It probably wouldn't make it taste better, though.

Posted by: mikeski at October 20, 2019 05:20 PM (P1f+c)

135 Bob the Bilderberg, hugs right back to both you and your lovely wife.

Mark it on your calendar for next year.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:20 PM (7CZws)

136 LoneRanger, I'll be looking for you.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:22 PM (7CZws)

137 Basically, they dump all their crap offerings into a single box and call it All Together.

OH, but if you read the description carefully, these 6 oh-so-inclusive cereals are neatly segregated into their own little packages within the big box. For a ridiculously inflated price.

Heh.

Posted by: JQ


Of course. Everyone knows that the people who are so into this "inclusiveness" crap are idiots who will waste all kinds of money just to signal their "virtue".

We'd be derelict in our fiduciary duty to our shareholders if we didn't bilk these fools for all they're worth.

Posted by: The Kellogg's Board of Directors at October 20, 2019 05:24 PM (P1f+c)

138 Eromero, I think the young couples that came have become full fledged Morons.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:25 PM (7CZws)

139 I brought some toasted pecans to the MoMe yesterday (the Mother Pecan tree was from central Texas, after all) and in any wanted to make some yourselves, it is really quite easy and makes a great party snack.

Ingredients:
1 stick butter
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cups shelled pecan halves
plenty of ground sea salt

melt the stick of butter in a bowl, add the Worcestershire sauce, add 2 cups pecan halves and stir until all are liberally coated with the mixture Place the pecans on a tray, salt liberally (to taste) and then roast them at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. (test for crispiness at that point, depending on your oven you may need a bit more time)

and that's it! Very quick, easy, and enjoyable party or snack dish to make.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 20, 2019 05:25 PM (V2Yro)

140 Looked like you guys had great wx for the TxMoMe. How was the goat? Did the East Coast morons like it?

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 05:25 PM (Dhht7)

141
TX chili is best served salted with the tears of Yankees fans.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 20, 2019 05:25 PM (7rVsF)

142 This needs to be said- hogmartin and AltonJackson are the real life example of chivalry.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:26 PM (7CZws)

143 I made bean and beef chili for a potluck years ago. Used northern white beans and dark, dried chili peppers. Served it with Cheese Nips white cheddar crackers and ordinary black raisins on the side. Looked super cool.

Presented it in a very nice cream colored / sea foam green striped antique crock and used a small 1930's dry-goods scoop for serving. I wrapped rusty barbed wire around the throat of the crock and attached a clothspin at the free end of the wire and pinned a creepy closeup Polaroid photo (Dutch 45) of Ronald McDonald sitting on a bench I took at the local Walmart.

I used used a paint pen on the blank section and wrote the words:
"MAd cOW cHili" on it.

ProTip: No one touched it. It was all art. Never-ever name a dish containing beef "mad cow xyz" during a national media-driven mad cow scare

Renamed it White and Black Chili.

Posted by: 13times at October 20, 2019 05:26 PM (K3B2k)

144 TX chili is best served salted with the tears of Yankees fans.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 20, 2019 05:25 PM (7rVsF)



I would guess that is exceedingly good, while exceedingly uncommon.

Posted by: not so at October 20, 2019 05:27 PM (HALdu)

145 I made bean and beef chili for a potluck years ago. Used northern white beans and dark, dried chili peppers. Served it with Cheese Nips white cheddar crackers and ordinary black raisins on the side. Looked super cool.

Presented it in a very nice cream colored / sea foam green striped antique crock and used a small 1930's dry-goods scoop for serving. I wrapped rusty barbed wire around the throat of the crock and attached a clothspin at the free end of the wire and pinned a creepy closeup Polaroid photo (Dutch 45) of Ronald McDonald sitting on a bench I took at the local Walmart.

I used used a paint pen on the blank section and wrote the words:
"MAd cOW cHili" on it.

ProTip: No one touched it. It was all art. Never-ever name a dish containing beef "mad cow xyz" during a national media-driven mad cow scare

Renamed it White and Black Chili.
Posted by: 13times at October 20, 2019 05:26 PM (K3B2k)




That is funny.

Posted by: not so at October 20, 2019 05:28 PM (HALdu)

146
Hats off, letters of commendation and Mentions in Dispatches to Ben Had for hosting the TXMoMe. What an incredibly big heart it takes to open your home to a crowd of, uh, diverse personalities.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 20, 2019 05:29 PM (7rVsF)

147 How was the goat?
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 05:25 PM (Dhht7)

Ben Had's friend did what he could, but the goat did not make it

Last I heard, its condition was listed as critically delicious

Posted by: hogmartin can see his house from here at October 20, 2019 05:29 PM (KhHxZ)

148 Ben Had

While i have never met a moron, i would rather meet and talk and laugh and drink face to face..

That is why all MoMe's work so well.

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 20, 2019 05:29 PM (5aCkc)

149 This needs to be said- hogmartin and AltonJackson are the real life example of chivalry.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:26 PM

Care to share any specifics?

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 05:29 PM (Dhht7)

150 olddog, I'm going to let others give their opinion but there was nothing left, not even the smell and the bones were chewed also!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:30 PM (7CZws)

151 Re: simple and tasty...
Two poached eggs on a pile of corned-beef hash. Plus pepper to taste.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 20, 2019 05:32 PM (7s3Gx)

152 Turkey chili isn't chili,

For when you forget how to make larb gai.

Posted by: DaveA at October 20, 2019 05:32 PM (FhXTo)

153 I told myself not click, but I did. Don't know whether to be pissed at you for posting or myself for clicking. Probably both.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 05:14 PM (Dhht7)


LOL, I could have posted one of the websites posting what a step forward this is. Nothing says inclusion like a cereal specifically for gay people.

I always knew Snap Crackle and Pop were homo. But didn't they already have the LGBTQ thing covered with Fruit Loops?

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 20, 2019 05:33 PM (Z1ykJ)

154 TX chili is best served salted with the tears of Yankees fans.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 20, 2019 05:25 PM (7rVsF)

In 10 years the Astros will be a blip on the baseball graph.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 20, 2019 05:33 PM (wYseH)

155 Someday, maybe, I should go to a MoMe and impress everyone with my wallfloweriness.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 20, 2019 05:33 PM (n1yOz)

156
Two poached eggs on a pile of corned-beef hash. Plus pepper to taste.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy


God has this for breakfast.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 20, 2019 05:33 PM (7rVsF)

157 You can buy prepared mole sauce pretty easily.

They're pretty average though.

Posted by: DaveA at October 20, 2019 05:34 PM (FhXTo)

158 olddog, not possible but they are both the kindest, most caring guys that can both sing and dance!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:34 PM (7CZws)

159 Someday, maybe, I should go to a MoMe and impress everyone with my wallfloweriness.
Posted by: Northernlurker at October 20, 2019 05:33 PM (n1yOz)

You really should

Posted by: hogmartin can see his house from here at October 20, 2019 05:34 PM (KhHxZ)

160 I have and had whiskey that was 20 years old, smooth as glass it was.
Have a bottle of Crown Royal bottled 1975, guess this holiday season I should break it open.

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 05:34 PM (ZCEU2)

161 >>Turkey chili isn't chili,


Not without Carrots it isn't.

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 05:35 PM (bEuc8)

162 Northernlurker, they really are fun!

Posted by: Infidel at October 20, 2019 05:35 PM (m+0jM)

163 Re the young couples, so do I, Ben Had. I pointed them to a competent range to get licensed as they are the future.

Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 05:36 PM (UUkQp)

164 >> This needs to be said- hogmartin and AltonJackson are the real life example of chivalry.


They say 'please' and 'thank' you and they always wipe their dick on the drapes?

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 05:36 PM (bEuc8)

165 Dear Lord clutch, I am just shaking my head. $20 for
6 single serving boxes of cereal? And they'll give up to $50,000 of the
profits to GLADD?

One more reason to continue my boycott of all
things Kellogg. (At least they included Frosty Flakes and Fruit Loops in
the mix. Most appropriate.)


Posted by: cfo mom at October 20, 2019 05:18 PM (RfzVr)

I'm waiting for somebody to complain they can't figure out the nutritional value (I mean, how do you?) and sue them. They probably should have said "not for human consumption" just to cover that.


I have to appreciate this though, I've got a huge list of companies I won't buy from, but honestly, I start to forget why I'm mad at them after a few years. So a reminder every now and then is nice to have.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 20, 2019 05:36 PM (Z1ykJ)

166 I will say that I should have had more to drink before the dancing started! Needed a little more lubrication for the knees.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:36 PM (7CZws)

167 Who were the youngins?

Posted by: Infidel at October 20, 2019 05:37 PM (m+0jM)

168 can both sing and dance!
Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:34 PM (7CZws)

Oh no

Not even close

Ben Had, now. Ben Had can sing and dance.

Posted by: hogmartin can see his house from here at October 20, 2019 05:38 PM (KhHxZ)

169 I knew it was old, not that old though should have known.

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 05:39 PM (ZCEU2)

170 Its turkey chili night here at chez Follywood!

Practically no carbs, until you throw in stuff, tastes fantastic and gets better the second day. What a great meal!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 20, 2019 05:40 PM (NVYyb)

171 Actually get a beer into me and I turn oddly friendly. If in vino es veritas I suppose I'm friendly.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 20, 2019 05:40 PM (n1yOz)

172 hogmartin, a moments foolishness and I am sorely paying for it.

Thank You so much for everything.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:40 PM (7CZws)

173 Ben Had, now. Ben Had can sing and dance.

Dang. I knew we left too early. Maybe next time I won't be too cheap to spring for the extra night's stay.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 20, 2019 05:42 PM (qc+VF)

174 Actually get a beer into me and I turn oddly friendly. If in vino es veritas I suppose I'm friendly.
Posted by: Northernlurker at October 20, 2019 05:40 PM


Aren't you 1023/1024ths Canadian? 'Friendly' is in the genes up there, eh?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 20, 2019 05:43 PM (DMUuz)

175 My wife makes turkey chili every once in a while, it can't beat made with beef.

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 05:44 PM (ZCEU2)

176 I think I had to leave before the dancing, which was just as well, since 5 miles down 709 my truck and I did our own quick Pass de Doe on the road. There's some damned big deer out their running around Navarro County! Fortunately the duet ended without injury to either party, but I was the closest I've come in quite a few years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 20, 2019 05:45 PM (V2Yro)

177 I have and had whiskey that was 20 years old, smooth as glass it was.

Have a bottle of Crown Royal bottled 1975, guess this holiday season I should break it open.



No doubt that CR is probably much better than anything they're producing these days.



I have a bottle of Wild Turkey I purchased back in the mid 90's, what we used to call lead top. I found it in a liquor store in SF, and it was probably about 10 years old then. Back in the olden days before they were bought by the French, WT used to be 8 years old. It was much better than the small batch junk they make now, and I'd put it against most of the other micro distillers. WT has gotten increasingly worse over the years.



I was going to crack the bottle new years 2000, but didn't. When I moved out on my #$%^ ex, I grabbed my clothes, my camera gear, and this bottle. Thought I might open it on my 60th, but didn't do that either. So now, it'd better be a pretty special occasion!

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 20, 2019 05:46 PM (Z1ykJ)

178 Tom Servo, Whew. Glad of the outcome.

So glad to have met you and the roasted pecans were fantastic.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:47 PM (7CZws)

179 I learned at 8 this morning that I was scheduled to preach this morning. Oops.
The pastor was ready to preach but oops.
So I'm drinking beer and wondering where I went wrong.
Actually I think I could have had a message ready. I'm pretty good at spontaneous.
But oops.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 20, 2019 05:47 PM (n1yOz)

180 Wish I could make it to a Texas MoMe. Would be nice to be around a group of people that did not inhibit my conservative speech. Sigh.

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 20, 2019 05:47 PM (u5LFV)

181 https://youtu.be/L168fisFvyM
United Spot - Russian Asset

A Hillary vs Tulsi fight

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 05:48 PM (ZCEU2)

182 >>> So, if you're sick of that hetro cis-norm cereal you've been forced to eat your entire life, they've got your fix.

When sales tank, Breitbart will do above-the-fold articles for a week.

Posted by: fluffy at October 20, 2019 05:48 PM (dCRRg)

183 I just had a beer described as having a bourbon finish. It was pretty good. It probably had the longest finish of any beer I've had lately.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 20, 2019 05:49 PM (n1yOz)

184

Lots of foods taste better the 2nd day. We regularly do spaghetti with my edited sauce (use whatever you wish) and park it in the fridge overnight then reheat ON THE STOVE.


Never nuke it. I guess I should mention the spaghetti is sauced to your desire, even the extra gets the overnight thing.
The garlic knots are made fresh, of course.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 20, 2019 05:49 PM (KATBx)

185 Fortunately the duet ended without injury to either party, but I was the closest I've come in quite a few years.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 20, 2019 05:45 PM (V2Yro)

Oh wow, that'll wake you up. Glad it ended without incident. It gets dark there at night!

Posted by: hogmartin can see his house from here at October 20, 2019 05:49 PM (KhHxZ)

186 Someday, maybe, I should go to a MoMe and impress everyone with my wallfloweriness.

Yes, start off with a simple Michigan or Ohio MoMe, then work yourself up to the TxMoMe.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 05:50 PM (lD3vL)

187 We went through 12lbs of deep fried bacon in a flash.

We also had to appoint a new Bacon Wench.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:51 PM (7CZws)

188 Someday, maybe, I should go to a MoMe and impress everyone with my wallfloweriness.

Yes, start off with a simple Michigan or Ohio MoMe, then work yourself up to the TxMoMe.


Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 05:50 PM (lD3vL)
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Every MoMe I've been to has afforded an opportunity to lurk from the sidelines if that is what you prefer.

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 05:52 PM (MVjcR)

189 >>> It gets dark there at night!

What a crazy place!

Posted by: fluffy at October 20, 2019 05:52 PM (dCRRg)

190 ...pray tell.....who is the bacon wench?

I may fall in love...

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 20, 2019 05:53 PM (5aCkc)

191 We went through 12lbs of deep fried bacon in a flash.

We also had to appoint a new Bacon Wench.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:51 PM (7CZws)
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WeaselWoman wants her title back!

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 05:53 PM (MVjcR)

192 BBofF'ingJoy, There are a lot of happy coffee drinkers out there today.

Much appreciated.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:54 PM (7CZws)

193
Delilah, Sonny and Finn got bathed this afternoon and our matriarch Carmen was blow cleaned. Nap time.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 20, 2019 05:54 PM (7rVsF)

194 Continuing with my cold-smokes fish obsession, have settled on trout as go-to. Been working on brine/rub ratios, now at about 1/8 cup each of pink salt and brown sugar, into bag with fish, refrigerate overnight, then cold smoke for 6-8 hours. Trying to get the salt to a point where it's there, but not overwhelming.

We'll see.

Oh! For last hour or so am experimenting with two different block cheeses: mozz and mild cheddar. Because why not?

SD news: MIL's SO passed this afternoon. We told her, but not sure if it "stuck." All around suckiness.

Posted by: ibguy at October 20, 2019 05:54 PM (EHVbt)

195 Now I'm drinking a beer called Hoof Hearted, suitable for a TxMoMe.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 20, 2019 05:55 PM (n1yOz)

196 194 moi

SD = sad.

Posted by: ibguy at October 20, 2019 05:55 PM (EHVbt)

197 On final into Detroit Rock City
ttyl and safe travels

Posted by: hogmartin can see his house from here at October 20, 2019 05:57 PM (KhHxZ)

198 Weasel, I said that wrong. I meant we had to send in a Sub. The title will always be WeaselWoman's.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:57 PM (7CZws)

199 SD news: MIL's SO passed this afternoon. We told her, but not sure if it "stuck." All around suckiness.
Posted by: ibguy at October 20, 2019 05:54 PM (EHVbt)

Condolences, ibguy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 20, 2019 06:00 PM (QugKX)

200 Howdy y'all!

I am soooo happy the Tx MoMe was a smashing success!

I hope to be there with Insom next year. It would be a hoot!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:01 PM (PkVlr)

201 Weasel, I said that wrong. I meant we had to send in a Sub. The title will always be WeaselWoman's.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:57 PM (7CZws)
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HA! I will let her know.

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 06:02 PM (MVjcR)

202 I'm sorry but I don't know what SO means. Doesn't matter though. Condolences IB guy

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 20, 2019 06:02 PM (e5MIm)

203 Sous vide cooks any kind of meat tender, moist, and flavorful. My favorite is pork teriyaki. It doesn't have to be browned in a skillet after cooking because it has soy sauce and brown sugar. I also sous vide homemade meat or seafood sausages. Best $60.00 small appliance I bought from amazon.

Posted by: Oggi at October 20, 2019 06:04 PM (Bk5Q+)

204 Howdy y'all!

I am soooo happy the Tx MoMe was a smashing success!

I hope to be there with Insom next year. It would be a hoot!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:01 PM (PkVlr)
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Bonus *peck* for you! The salmon was delicious!! Thank you!!

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 06:05 PM (MVjcR)

205 Significant t Other, most likely

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 20, 2019 06:06 PM (Kyj0g)

206 ibguy, sorry to hear that. Prayers that this will not set back your MiL's recovery and prayers for the family of her SO.

Posted by: cfo mom at October 20, 2019 06:07 PM (RfzVr)

207 gotta go play with power tools and such, to earn my daily beer.

back for the gub thread, if i 'member!

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 20, 2019 06:07 PM (Kyj0g)

208

205 Significant t Other, most likely
Posted by: redc1c4 at October 20, 2019 06:06 PM (Kyj0g)

That makes sense.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 20, 2019 06:08 PM (n1yOz)

209 Ok, who didn't make the Mo-me?

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 06:09 PM (ZCEU2)

210 Mr Churchill Says is very excellent.

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 06:09 PM (PUmDY)

211 I'm still sick that I couldn't make it...

Posted by: lin-duh at October 20, 2019 06:10 PM (UUBmN)

212 Ok, who didn't make the Mo-me?
Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 06:09 PM (ZCEU2)

Most of us.

Looking like next year will be off da hook.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 20, 2019 06:11 PM (x8Wzq)

213 Wish I could make it to a Texas MoMe. Would be nice to be around a group of people that did not inhibit my conservative speech. Sigh.

Surprisingly, I would say that less than ten percent of the lively and vastly fascinating conversation had anything to do with politics.

I think what was probably the greatest part is that we all could just talk openly on any topic without any concern that someone would be offended.

Much of what we say and do in real-life has to be guarded so that it isn't taken wrong. This is true whether at church, work, neighborhood block party, bar or family reunion.

What was special is that we all brought in our own stories, backgrounds, specialties, avocations and life experiences to color the conversation, so that on any thing, you will have the view from a lawyer, engineer, neurosurgeon, rancher, first-responder, artist, and mother's perspective.

We are much better for it.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:11 PM (lD3vL)

214 I've made all-chili chili before, but it comes out intensely bitter.

The only cure was either brown sugar at the end, tomato paste up front, or a combo of fresh tomatoes fresh hatch chilis.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 20, 2019 06:12 PM (1Vobx)

215 Couldn't make it this year. Too much funeral travel. Next year is going to be better!!

Posted by: Infidel at October 20, 2019 06:12 PM (m+0jM)

216 lin-duh, you were so missed and not out of our thoughts. Glad kiddo is better.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:13 PM (7CZws)

217 I hope to be there with Insom next year. It would be a hoot!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:01 PM (PkVlr)

D'aw! I was hoping Insom would be there.

Y'all are so cute I could strangle you both.

In a loving way. Like the abominable snowman in the Looney tunes.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 20, 2019 06:14 PM (x8Wzq)

218 I'm still sick that I couldn't make it...

There were a lot more coffee door-prizes because of your absence. I roasted about ten pounds and had several bags waiting for you.

Hopefully there are now others having a caffeine addiction satiated.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:14 PM (lD3vL)

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 20, 2019 06:14 PM (x8Wzq)

220 Wallflowers are good for hiding behind.

Posted by: klaftern at October 20, 2019 06:15 PM (RuIsu)

221 the secret to non bitter chili is camelized carrots and some mexican coke!

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 20, 2019 06:15 PM (5aCkc)

222 BB of F'ing Joy. I could just meet up with you to get my coffee... you are relatively close to me...just saying.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 20, 2019 06:16 PM (UUBmN)

223 I baked a Swedish apple cake yesterday - a recipe that I hadn't made in over 20 years, but used to make frequently. I cut it in half for a 9" cake pan, and it came very close to running over, but didn't. A moist cake. Measurements are weird due to conversion.
Prepare by bringing 10 T of butter to room temp (cut into 1/2" cubes). Butter the pan and use plain bread crumbs instead of flour to line the pan.
Beat 13 T sugar with 3 large eggs until pale. Add 1 cup flour mixed with 1 tsp baking powder, then 1/2 tsp vanilla. When thoroughly mixed, beat in softened butter. Spread evenly into the pan with a spatula (it's thick). Peel and slice 2 apples 1/4" thick and either press vertically into batter or lay nicely on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 340F for as long as it takes - in my case, 60 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at October 20, 2019 06:16 PM (NMAzL)

224 >>I've made all-chili chili before, but it comes out intensely bitter.


People add a lot of spices that don't require heat too early in recipes. Cooking them always leads to more bitterness than flavoring.

Posted by: garrett at October 20, 2019 06:16 PM (bEuc8)

225 If you wonder what pre-op Pelosi looked like, check out her now late brother.

Posted by: klaftern at October 20, 2019 06:17 PM (RuIsu)

226 Lots of foods taste better the 2nd day. We regularly do spaghetti with my edited sauce (use whatever you wish) and park it in the fridge overnight then reheat ON THE STOVE.


Never nuke it. I guess I should mention the spaghetti is sauced to your desire, even the extra gets the overnight thing.
The garlic knots are made fresh, of course.
Posted by: irongrampa at October 20, 2019 05:49 PM

I defrosted some meat sauce and made lasagna with it. It was very good, and so easy if you have the sauce ready to go. I'll be sure to make extra meat sauce next time and freeze a few bags. (Agree on the no nuke thing.)

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at October 20, 2019 06:17 PM (COzlW)

227 Turkey chili isn't chili

You're missing out, CBD. Was just finishing making my turkey chili as I read your post. The main spices are coffee and sage, and the peppers I use are more for flavor than for heat (like anchos).

When I want a red-meat chili, I use bison. Can't remember the last time I had a beef chili.

Posted by: crisis du jour at October 20, 2019 06:18 PM (qVX10)

228 Nurse ratched turn a good salmon into an epicurean delight.

Posted by: Ben Had

She was aiming at a woodpecker and shot a salmon ?

Posted by: JT at October 20, 2019 06:19 PM (arJlL)

229 We are much better for it.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:11 PM (lD3vL)

What you said is what I love about this venue. Look at the weekend threads, like the pet thread, the chess thread, and the book thread. Hell, I learn more and gain more access to wisdom on the book thread than I do anywhere else.

And as you said, when I met with the CO morons, we spoke only passingly about politics. It was mostly just chatting among friends.

the average IQ of the Horde, I would guess, is pretty fricking high (excluding myself).

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 20, 2019 06:19 PM (x8Wzq)

230 Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:11 PM

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Thanks for sharing that. Not sure the word I'm looking for.... lovely, endearing, special.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 20, 2019 06:22 PM (Dhht7)

231 There was a recipe last week that used apple juice concentrate. I put it on my list, now for the life of me I cant remember the recipe. Help?

Posted by: Infidel at October 20, 2019 06:22 PM (m+0jM)

232 In 10 years the Astros will be a blip on the baseball graph.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 20, 2019 05:33 PM (wYseH)
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Not just salted tears, but sour grapes, it seems.

Posted by: bluebell at October 20, 2019 06:22 PM (M9b/h)

233 BB of F'ing Joy. I could just meet up with you to get my coffee... you are relatively close to me...just saying.

I only roast for close family, certain friends, and Morons. Lets coordinate through Ben Had, I would like to get your opinion on a couple roasts.

For example, there is a certain geisha variety that I'm trying to get just right.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:23 PM (lD3vL)

234 you will have the view from a lawyer, engineer, neurosurgeon, rancher, first-responder, artist, and mother's perspective.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:11 PM (lD3vL)

Don't forget "cage dancer". Just sayin'.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 20, 2019 06:23 PM (PJ1Iy)

235 Miley that sounds delicious, was goi ng to buy something baked today but didn't because I thought I had Kodiak chocolate mix but don't have that either

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 06:24 PM (ZCEU2)

236 Turkey anything isn't the same.

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 06:24 PM (PUmDY)

237 Hrothgar and I were on the same flight home today and were having a post-MoMe discussion and analysis. A MoMe really has to be experienced to be understood and appreciated.

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 06:24 PM (MVjcR)

238 Pug, it was a pleasure to meet WDS and bebe.

The vintage dress show was a highlite.

Added a whole lot of class.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:25 PM (7CZws)

239 Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:11 PM (lD3vL)

Unfortunately, where I live any subject can be a "politically incorrect" one if you don't say the right thing. GAG!

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 20, 2019 06:25 PM (u5LFV)

240 She was aiming at a woodpecker and shot a salmon ?

I was wondering where those little tiny drumsticks came from.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 20, 2019 06:26 PM (qc+VF)

241 Vintage dress show? Oh, do tell.

Posted by: Infidel at October 20, 2019 06:26 PM (m+0jM)

242 Tom Servo, those were your pecans? They were delicious.

Posted by: bluebell at October 20, 2019 06:26 PM (M9b/h)

243 I'm a mess today.

Dropped boy off for boot camp. Had a bbq send off for him last night. It was awesome to have 24 folks come to see him off and pray for him.

Crap. I love my boys so damn much.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:26 PM (PkVlr)

244 I used the tomato overflow from Rutgers/San Marzanos for sauce this year. Peeled the tomatoes after dropping in boiling water for about 25 seconds, then strain the juice from the seeds and gelatinous liquid to extract as much yumminess as possible. 1 1/2 pounds, coarsely chopped, then maybe 10 pulses in the food processor. You can freeze as is in a bag laid flat, or continue to make a nice pasta sauce by slicing 2 garlic cloves thinly and sauteing with 1/4 tsp of pepper flakes in 1-2 T of EVOO. Add tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Add 4 fresh basil leaves and 1/2 cup of white wine. Simmer until thickened. Makes a little over 1 cup of very tasty sauce.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at October 20, 2019 06:26 PM (NMAzL)

245 Oh yeah - and salt and pepper to taste.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at October 20, 2019 06:27 PM (NMAzL)

246 the secret to non bitter chili is camelized carrots and some mexican coke!
Posted by: LoneRanger


I hear you but I'm not going to stand with you in front of that freight train a'coming.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 20, 2019 06:27 PM (1Vobx)

247
The vintage dress show was a highlite.

Added a whole lot of class.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:25 PM (7CZws)
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Very classy!

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 06:27 PM (MVjcR)

248 Don't forget "cage dancer". Just sayin'.

Definitely an eclectic crowd. Where else could you go and find a Moron that lodged for a couple nights in a horse trailer?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:28 PM (lD3vL)

249 God bless him, nurse ratched. That's wonderful.

Posted by: bluebell at October 20, 2019 06:28 PM (M9b/h)

250 Thanks Skip! Give it a try, it's pretty easy.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at October 20, 2019 06:28 PM (NMAzL)

251 Thank you all for your well wishes. Sad, indeed.

Welp, I'm off to birthday dinner (29 again!) so will likely miss the gub thread

Posted by: ibguy at October 20, 2019 06:28 PM (EHVbt)

252 Added a whole lot of class.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:25 PM (7CZws)
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Very classy!
Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 06:27 PM (MVjcR)

Especially with the boots

Posted by: hogmartin at October 20, 2019 06:29 PM (PJ1Iy)

253 . Where else could you go and find a Moron that lodged for a couple nights in a horse trailer?
But he saved $300.00!

Posted by: Panhandler at October 20, 2019 06:30 PM (9YJH4)

254 Camelized is funny. No water?

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 06:30 PM (PUmDY)

255 bluebell, Mr. bluebell is such a great guy but then you already know that, so thanks for sharing him.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:30 PM (7CZws)

256 Nurse ratched- He will be ok, his new short term mother will take care of him.

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 06:31 PM (ZCEU2)

257 I made something along the lines CDB was talking about. Last night was thinking about a ham sandwich of some sort but I'm trying to go kind of low carb not extreme. So I put down a piece of krakus ham, then topped it with some mushrooms grilled Julia Child Style check that out makes em great, then top that with gruyere cheese and sharp cheddar in another piece of ham. Zap it in the microwave a bit and you've got a tasty meal. So I was in tune with the quick cheap and easy theme here today.
IB guy my sympathies and best wishes for your m i l and her significant other. Prayers up from here for you and your family.

Posted by: Farmer at October 20, 2019 06:31 PM (K0WxZ)

258 Thank you, Ben Had. He's pretty okay. He had a great time meeting everyone.

Posted by: bluebell at October 20, 2019 06:31 PM (M9b/h)

259 I haven't had a hotdog or a sammich in DAYS!

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 06:31 PM (MVjcR)

260 CC

Just duckfat...

Posted by: LR at October 20, 2019 06:32 PM (5aCkc)

261 OK.

I was talking about homemade tacos, and I remembered how freakin' awesome my tacos are, and couldn't stop thinking about it. So I strongly encouraged Ms. YD to go get my taco stuff. And beer. Because like Supreme Court Justices, I like beer.

*TACO INTENSIFIES*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 06:32 PM (GMaND)

262 Did weaseldog make the trip?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:32 PM (PkVlr)

263 Wesael, I told you there would be NO sammiches.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:33 PM (7CZws)

264 Happy birthday, ibguy!

And sorry to hear about the misfortune.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 06:33 PM (GMaND)

265 Did weaseldog make the trip?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:32 PM (PkVlr)
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Sadly, no. She was there in spirit though!

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 06:33 PM (MVjcR)

266 MS YD?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:33 PM (PkVlr)

267 263 Wesael, I told you there would be NO sammiches.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:33 PM (7CZws)
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You weren't kidding, either. What an amazing few days.

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 06:34 PM (MVjcR)

268 MS YD?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:33 PM (PkVlr)

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Now, now... we're not hitched yet, so I dropped the "r."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 06:35 PM (GMaND)

269 Oh, rats!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:36 PM (PkVlr)

270 Now, now... we're not hitched yet, so I dropped the "r."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 06:35 PM (GMaND)
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Want us to plan your wedding? We're good at it.

Posted by: bluebell at October 20, 2019 06:36 PM (M9b/h)

271 Helloooooooo nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 20, 2019 06:37 PM (NWiLs)

272 Unfortunately, where I live any subject can be a "politically incorrect" one if you don't say the right thing. GAG!

I reside near the People's Republic of Austin. You would either have to be in Seattle or San Fran to beat that.

I was working a quick rescue mission for a major financial services institution and an internal email went around showing photos of the new offices where the cubicles were very small. Soon after the Creatives in the department I was helping out Photoshopped images mocking the tiny sizes of the cubicles so I simply added a comment "If the cubicles were occupied with chickens rather than employees, PETA would be organizing a boycott". That quickly triggered several people who escalated it to where a SVP had to intervene and have people called in to account for the disruption.

Everywhere, a Normal must either walk on egg shells or have their head on a swivel and ready for violence or worse.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:37 PM (lD3vL)

273 bluebell, Mr. bluebell is such a great guy but then you already know that, so thanks for sharing him.

Definitely second that.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:39 PM (lD3vL)

274 Where else could you go and find a Moron that lodged for a couple nights in a horse trailer?
But he saved $300.00!
Posted by: Panhandler at October 20, 2019 06:30 PM (9YJH4)

Thought my ears were ringing.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at October 20, 2019 06:39 PM (4CsSF)

275 Hi Insom


I'm a mess, can you just curl up with me and kiss my tears away?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:39 PM (PkVlr)

276 Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:37 PM (lD3vL)

SF East Bay. Does the name Berzerkeley ring a bell?

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 20, 2019 06:40 PM (u5LFV)

277 bluebell, wasn't Jane D'oh everything you expected?

What a charmer.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:40 PM (7CZws)

278 Amazing Bridgewater season.

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 06:40 PM (PUmDY)

279 Want us to plan your wedding? We're good at it.
Posted by: bluebell at October 20, 2019 06:36 PM (M9b/h)

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Gotta get through the next four or five months before I start thinking about the next massive outlay, lol.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 06:41 PM (GMaND)

280 SF East Bay. Does the name Berzerkeley ring a bell?

OK, you win - by a long shot.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:42 PM (lD3vL)

281 bluebell, wasn't Jane D'oh everything you expected?

What a charmer.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:40 PM (7CZws)
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I'll second that!

Posted by: Weasel at October 20, 2019 06:42 PM (MVjcR)

282 Oh, rats!
Posted by: Nurse ratched

You're in Baltimore ?

Posted by: JT at October 20, 2019 06:44 PM (arJlL)

283 Brooklyn holds the charmer over me

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 06:46 PM (PUmDY)

284 What cowboy hasn't slept in a horse trailer?

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 06:46 PM (ZCEU2)

285 Jane and her family were indeed lovely. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and see old friends from last year.

Thank you, Ben Had, for a lovely weekend. And thanks to J & B too.

Posted by: bluebell at October 20, 2019 06:46 PM (M9b/h)

286 I'm a mess, can you just curl up with me and kiss my tears away?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:39 PM (PkVlr)

Of course I can. C'mere...

Posted by: Insomniac at October 20, 2019 06:46 PM (NWiLs)

287
Normally I can't stand sappy stuff, but the whole Insom/Nurse thing always makes me smile.

I'm glad for you guys, especially Insom (no offense nurse, but he was super bummed-out before he met you).

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 20, 2019 06:46 PM (GMaND)

288 You know what else is such a great thing about a MoMe?

Nobody is afraid to hug somebody. Full on Im, ' so glad to see you, hugs.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:47 PM (7CZws)

289 Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:42 PM (lD3vL)

Wish I didn't "win", but with God's help my octogenarian carcass will be able to leave this are in a couple of years.

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 20, 2019 06:47 PM (u5LFV)

290 Want us to plan your wedding? We're good at it.

I'm pretty sure they don't want to have their nuptials end in jail or the ER.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 20, 2019 06:47 PM (lD3vL)

291 Nurse Ratched: {{hugs}}

Posted by: shibumi at October 20, 2019 06:48 PM (2KYgn)

292 SF East Bay. Does the name Berzerkeley ring a bell?

Wow, kudos for surviving in that environment!

Berkeley used to be charmingly loopy, like Marianne Williamson, only trashier. Now, it's a nightmare. The stepping-over-the-passed-out-wino-to-get-into-the-restaurant gets old pretty quickly.

Posted by: crisis du jour at October 20, 2019 06:49 PM (qVX10)

293 Thanks, shibumi

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:49 PM (PkVlr)

294 Want us to plan your wedding? We're good at it.

I'm pretty sure they don't want to have their nuptials end in jail or the ER.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy

Instead of a shotgun wedding, it would be a switchblade wedding.

Posted by: JT at October 20, 2019 06:49 PM (arJlL)

295 {{{{{{Ben Had}}}}}}}}}

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Bebe and I are at Love waiting for our flights.

Great, fantastic time! Was wonderful to meet you all!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at October 20, 2019 06:50 PM (7mSw0)

296 I'm a mess, can you just curl up with me and kiss my tears away?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:39 PM (PkVlr)

Of course I can. C'mere...
Posted by: Insomniac at October 20, 2019 06:46 PM

*****


Be strong Nurse. When he comes home in his Blues you're gonna burst with pride!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 20, 2019 06:51 PM (axyOa)

297 Hey Diogenes!


It was awesome meeting you yesterday.

Thank you for your kindness.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:52 PM (PkVlr)

298 crisis du jour at October 20, 2019 06:49 PM (qVX10)

I'm not actually in Berzerkeley but close, and the prissy prog/libs are the same. The closest I get is upper Solano to Cactus Mexican restaurant.

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 20, 2019 06:52 PM (u5LFV)

299 .....what cowboy never slept in the saddle.......?

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 20, 2019 06:52 PM (5aCkc)

300 Waiting at DTW to pick up our bags

Posted by: hogmartin at October 20, 2019 06:53 PM (Nrf6R)

301 Right back at cha!!!

Had a great time at the range. Huge kudos to MAE too for making my Walther shoot gooder!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 20, 2019 06:53 PM (axyOa)

302 Infidel, It was more than worthy of an OM dress thread entry.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:54 PM (7CZws)

303 142 This needs to be said- hogmartin and AltonJackson are the real life example of chivalry.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 05:26 PM (7CZws

Absofuckinglutely. Thank you again gentlemen.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 20, 2019 06:55 PM (/bbyo)

304 Absofuckinglutely. Thank you again gentlemen.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 20, 2019 06:55 PM (/bbyo)

Aww, no problem. Sorry the stereo got stuck on "Angel of the Morning" the whole drive back.


Not very sorry though.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 20, 2019 06:59 PM (Nrf6R)

305 Glad to hear, Ben Had. This place is a God send for sanity, knowledge and fun!

Posted by: Infidel at October 20, 2019 07:00 PM (m+0jM)

306 Grannymimi at October 20, 2019 06:52 PM (u5LFV)

Were you able to keep your lights on last week?

Not one of my Bay Area friends have reported that they did

Posted by: crisis du jour at October 20, 2019 07:01 PM (qVX10)

307 Dropped boy off for boot camp. Had a bbq send off for him last night. It was awesome to have 24 folks come to see him off and pray for him.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 20, 2019 06:26 PM


In a few days, call and ask for the Lead Instructor. Inform him of your concern, and ask him to ask the Instructors to give him special care.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 20, 2019 07:01 PM (DMUuz)

308 bluebell, Mr. bluebell is such a great guy but then you already know that, so thanks for sharing him.


****

I have met Team Bluebell and can attest they are great people.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 20, 2019 07:01 PM (axyOa)

309 Great, fantastic time! Was wonderful to meet you all!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at October 20, 2019 06:50 PM (7mSw0)

Am about to toast you with my Beaver Liquors whiskey you and Mr. WDS worked to get.

Thanks again and have a great trip home!!

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at October 20, 2019 07:02 PM (4CsSF)

310 Haha

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 07:02 PM (PUmDY)

311 Yeah Nurse, what Duncanthrax said. And don't forget to add that he likes to be sung to sleep. Senior NCO's just love to do that. Oh yeah.

Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 07:03 PM (UUkQp)

312 In a few days, call and ask for the Lead Instructor. Inform him of your concern, and ask him to ask the Instructors to give him special care.

Nurse ratched do nothing like that ever

Posted by: Skip at October 20, 2019 07:04 PM (ZCEU2)

313 I heard that there were more non-Texas morons than natives this year...

Posted by: lin-duh at October 20, 2019 07:05 PM (UUBmN)

314 Yeah Nurse, what Duncanthrax said. And don't forget to add that he likes to be sung to sleep. Senior NCO's just love to do that. Oh yeah.
Posted by: Eromero

LOL !

OMG, that is just cruel.

Posted by: JT at October 20, 2019 07:05 PM (arJlL)

315 Nurse, I doubt I can hug you and make you feel better.

I could throw rocks at your car until you are ready to skin me, though.


Would that be helpful?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 20, 2019 07:05 PM (xG/b0)

316 lin-duh, just for a little while.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 07:06 PM (7CZws)

317 So that stuff was made by beavers, Emperor Country Boy? That's why it was so stout. I guess all we have available here is the kind made by raccoons.

Posted by: Eromero at October 20, 2019 07:06 PM (UUkQp)

318 Only a fool would say that.

Posted by: Cosmic Charle at October 20, 2019 07:07 PM (PUmDY)

319 You know what else is such a great thing about a MoMe?

Nobody is afraid to hug somebody. Full on Im, ' so glad to see you, hugs.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 06:47 PM (7CZws)

Right? My first CO meetup I got to meet Infidel, and when I was leaving she gave me a big ol' hug.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 20, 2019 07:07 PM (x8Wzq)

320 394 Not very sorry though.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 20, 2019 06:59 PM (

Not sorry at all, lol.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 20, 2019 07:07 PM (/bbyo)

321 Nood Gunga la Gunga !

Posted by: JT at October 20, 2019 07:08 PM (arJlL)

322 crisis du jour at October 20, 2019 07:01 PM (qVX10)

Yes. But the refinery explosions and fire last Tuesday really screwed everything up here. Took me 1 hour and fifteen minutes to drive home two miles from Fiat Music Co.

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 20, 2019 07:08 PM (u5LFV)

323 My people call it chilli...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at October 20, 2019 07:09 PM (7WaWV)

324 Thank you again for the hospitality BenHad, it was lovely to meet you in person, along with all the 'ron's & 'ettes. Plus machine gun fun time!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at October 20, 2019 07:09 PM (/bbyo)

325 OK, clean your plates and move to the gun thread

Posted by: Ben Had at October 20, 2019 07:10 PM (7CZws)

326 Aw, Pug.

Posted by: Infidel at October 20, 2019 07:12 PM (m+0jM)

327 229 pug
I found that true at the Las Vegas Momi. Just a bunch of good folks enjoying each other and getting to know each other better, although this place lets us I know each other pretty well. But very little talk of politics that doesn't consume Our Lives. The other Mommy I was too was to a small Wisconsin one miss him was there Donna and Hugo Chavez and we had a blast. Excellent folks The Horde is outstanding, and as you said probably a bit above the average intelligence. As evidenced by they don't vote for Democrats.

Posted by: Farmer at October 20, 2019 07:18 PM (K0WxZ)

328 I just made Steak-Umms tonight. What can I say? I was tired.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 20, 2019 07:27 PM (Ckg4U)

329 Check out the Youtube channel Sous Vide Everything. Those guys are great. They also have lots of great tools they use for searing sous vide stuff. Hint: BLOWTORCH

Posted by: chris at October 20, 2019 07:50 PM (aYfVg)

330 Hey slap,
How's things? Give me a holler sometime when you want to talk.

Posted by: Farmer at October 20, 2019 08:15 PM (K0WxZ)

331 The most important health benefits of sous vide is that you avoid two types of carcinogens created by cooking at higher temps, HCAs and PAHs.

Read more here: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/diet/cooked-meats-fact-sheet

Posted by: Rob at October 20, 2019 09:11 PM (kQmDK)

332 Hey I've got the Chile-Garlic Crisp from TJ! You can add more oilive oil to it as you use it because there's a lot of crisp in there.

Posted by: David Quinn at October 20, 2019 10:06 PM (ci4cc)

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