Food Thread: A Tale Of Two Restaurants...And Tacos!

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Those are the tacos from Cocina Madrigal, a casual Mexican restaurant in Phoenix. Below are the tacos served in lettuce wraps, which sounds sort of silly but is actually quite good!

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A Sunday dinner reservation during a holiday weekend in Sedona Arizona is a difficult thing indeed. But Mariposa (no link, because they don't deserve it) was well reviewed, and I thought, "What the hell, if there are no tables, maybe they will take walk-ins, and of course there is always the bar (which I love)!

As we drove up the valets started waving frantically for me to continue to pull around the circle in front of the restaurant...or maybe they were in the midst of some sort of drug-induced seizure...I couldn't tell.

Apparently the lights of the cars in the driveway shine into the restaurant (brilliant design!), and we can't have that! We were then informed that they wouldn't park the car for us because we didn't have a reservation, and that "We eat early in Sedona," whatever that is supposed to mean. They were condescending and rude and altogether unpleasant, telling us that if we really wanted to come into the restaurant we would have to go to another parking lot, but that they didn't recommend it.

We went to another equally packed restaurant, where we were welcomed by a friendly greeter who said that we might have luck at the bar...and we did. Five minutes later we were sitting at a crowded but friendly bar having cocktails and reading the menu.

Fast forward 24 hours...

We walked into Cocina Madrigal, a new restaurant in an industrial part of Phoenix. We had made a reservation (look! I can learn!) so we weren't worried, and I was intrigued by the uniformly excellent reviews.

Except...the young lady who had taken the reservation earlier that day had forgotten to note it in their system, and we were once again without a table for dinner! But Leo Madrigal runs a better restaurant than the pompous asses of Mariposa, and he had trained his employees in customer service. The greeter cheerfully took care of us, with a gentle warning that the restaurant was crowded and that there may be an extended wait for the food.

We wandered over to the bar (packed) hoping to order a drink, and while we waited we observed the waiters and bus boys and greeter and yes, the owner, bussing tables and serving food and taking orders, all at top speed with smiles on their faces and a cheerful word for every customer.

Was there an extended wait? Nope. And the Margaritas were good while we waited! We ordered simply....a bowl of guacamole and those tacos above the fold. The guacamole was excellent, and those tacos were great. Perfectly in balance, without too much of anything and without the big piles of cheese that ruin so many tacos I have eaten. Well, not ruin, but the cheese, while tasty, masks the other flavors, and Mr. Madrigal's kitchen was making top notch pork and beef and fish and chicken and shrimp, so why not feature that? Oh, those beans? They were fantastic!

We had the pleasure of the owner's company for a few minutes after we finished our excellent meal. We chatted about this and that, and his pride in his employees and his food was clear, and absolutely deserved.

How did one man create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in which to showcase his culinary and hospitality skills, and another create a restaurant that made us feel so unwelcome that I felt compelled to write about it? I think we all have some ideas about that, but it comes down to not losing that human connection to one's customers.

I am sure that the food at Mariposa is fine, although when I go back to Sedona (and I will, because it is beautiful) I will carefully steer clear. But when I am next in Phoenix? I'm going straight to Cocina Madrigal from the airport (less than 10 minutes away). And I hope any of you in the area for business or pleasure and in need of a restaurant for a simple and excellent meal will give it a shot. This isn't white tablecloth dining...it is spartan and simple. But the food and service are topnotch, and the prices are extremely reasonable, and that is a combination that is hard to beat.

[No, he didn't comp our meal (nor should he have)]

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Okay...it's old, but it's also weird. Butter cookies with peanuts? I guess?

Actually, it is Canadian peanut butter, courtesy of commenter "Vendette," who seems to have some strange connection to America's hat.

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I like hot sauces, and I can't recall one that I did not like, aside from the really stupid ones made from pure ghost pepper or scotch bonnets. That is pure masochism and food virtue signalling.

Here's a fun video about the production of the most famous hot sauce of them all...How the Tabasco Factory Makes 700,000 Bottles of Hot Sauce Per Day. I like Tabasco sauce, although I have very limited experience with their flavors other than the classic one.

Speaking of hot sauces, I really enjoy the regional ones, and will seek out those bottles at breakfast joints and more casual restaurants when i am traveling.

How about you? Any regional favorites?

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TMI. Way, way TMI!


So you just ate a pile of hot chicken. Guess what happens in about 24 hours?

If you thought that hot chicken you just braved burned going in, imagine what it's gonna feel like on its way out. Sure, all the hot flashes and cold sweats were a real gas, when you were showing off around a table of like-minded thrill-seekers. But as with so many difficult challenges in life, you'll be doing battle with the demons of intestinal fortitude completely alone. (Unless you're into some weird group-elimination thing we don't even want to know about.)

Oops! Hat Tip: TxMarko
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I am vastly amused by British recipes (yes, I am simple). The cooking vernacular is a strange mix of all sorts of things, like "courgette" for zucchini, or "runny honey" for...um...honey. I guess the British also used solidified honey so they have to specify, but it still makes me chuckle.
Roast pork with peaches, garlic roast potatoes and courgette gratin
Anyway, this is a pretty standard pork-with-fruit dish, but I noticed the potato variety as a new one to me. I take British potatoes very seriously, because they are, in the main, better than ours. Fried, roasted, stewed...they're usually great.
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Food and cooking tips, Large-breasted Muscovy ducks, well-marbled NY strips, bartenders who use vermouth in Martinis, 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 Yay! Food thread in grey boxes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:01 PM (Dhht7)

2 Chow time

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 04:01 PM (ZCEU2)

3 Ha ha, old dog its your turn to get them

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 04:01 PM (ZCEU2)

4 Sedona, huh? So now you're going to go on about healing crystals and sleeping under power pyramids?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:05 PM (gd9RK)

5 https://i.postIMG.cc/QxG8PTMv/20200223-073856.jpg
My Dutch Baby today came out perfect, leftover for a easy breakfast tomorrow

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 04:05 PM (ZCEU2)

6 OT Early:

A Flat Earth Lunatic named Mad Mike Hughes launched himself into the air on Saturday on a homemade rocket ship, as part of his quest to prove that the Earth is shaped like a frisbee.

Results pretty predictable:

https://tinyurl.com/Mad-Mike-Rocket

ProTip: Make sure parachute doesn't deploy on takeoff.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 23, 2020 04:06 PM (M2rKR)

7 Vendette caused this, right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 04:06 PM (tT0V4)

8 I thought last week you said we didn't need to nood on wknd threads, Skip?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:07 PM (Dhht7)

9 "My Dutch Baby today came out perfect, leftover for a easy breakfast tomorrow"

Are they done in a Dutch Oven?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 04:07 PM (tT0V4)

10
Sedona? Not particularly surprising, given the kind of town it is. Snooty, rich lefties apparently like to be treated like dog shit. Saw the same thing in snooty SoCal coastal towns.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 23, 2020 04:08 PM (eXA4G)

11 9 "My Dutch Baby today came out perfect, leftover for a easy breakfast tomorrow"

Are they done in a Dutch Oven?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 04:07 PM (tT0V4)

They're already very tender. Like veal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:08 PM (NWiLs)

12 Your dutch baby looks very good, Skip.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:09 PM (Dhht7)

13 Wonderful food thread - Thanks, CBD!

Posted by: ibguy at February 23, 2020 04:09 PM (EHVbt)

14 I don't eat French toast so maple syrup advocacy is very unlikely.
I feel like stopping for a beverage on my way home. I'd like a cocktail but they're twice as expensive as beer. Hmmm what to do?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 23, 2020 04:11 PM (eAMlh)

15 I always sit at the bar when I go out to eat.

Talk to the bartender, ask what's good and how are things going, have a few drinks, eat and leave a nice tip.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 23, 2020 04:12 PM (Z+IKu)

16 I feel like stopping for a beverage on my way home. I'd like a cocktail but they're twice as expensive as beer. Hmmm what to do?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 23, 2020 04:11 PM (eAMlh)

Stretch your dollar by purchasing two beers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:12 PM (NWiLs)

17 I'm making jambalaya. Portuguese sausage, duck and prawns.

I am using the Slap Yo Mama seasoning I got from Ben Had. It smells wonderful.

And, yes....there is okra. Lots of fresh okra.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:12 PM (PkVlr)

18 Stretch your dollar by purchasing two beers.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:12 PM (NWiLs)

My thinking exactly.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 23, 2020 04:12 PM (eAMlh)

19 I always sit at the bar when I go out to eat.

Talk to the bartender, ask what's good and how are things going, have a few drinks, eat and leave a nice tip.



Also, the bartender will notice much more quickly when you want a refill than a waitress will.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:13 PM (gd9RK)

20 Sorry to hear that about Mariposa. My wife and I walked in and ate at the bar. It was good, I don't recall it being worth the hype but it was good. I think the deal with Mariposa is to catch the sunset there. We were too late but the sunset on the red rocks is stunning.

Posted by: Liberace at February 23, 2020 04:13 PM (g9x4e)

21 My Dutch Baby today came out perfect

I want to fight him.

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at February 23, 2020 04:14 PM (EgshT)

22 Everything in those two pics looks delicious, however, I am not sure they qualify as tacos since there is no way that you ate those without half of what was in the tortilla falling out.

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:14 PM (HALdu)

23 Those tacos look great-with or without tortillas.
Maybe I should go out and get some (but not in AZ while husband and son are having a male bonding experience going to see the movie 1917.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:15 PM (WI7YS)

24 Stopped at a favorite little place on the way back from the range on Thursday. They're (rightly) famous for their carnitas, but this time went with tacos. They only do "street" or Mexico City-style tacos (little ones, open-faced) on weekends, so these were regular. Very good.

Funny, but the quality and diversity of Mexican food have improved dramatically the last few decades in the border region. Used to be just "border Mex" - which is great, but basic. Now there are many more interesting items or twists on many menus (regional dishes, birria, etc.).

Still not very many truly regional Mexican restaurants, though. LA has a few. Mexican cuisine is actually one of the largest and best in the world, but very little of it makes it to restaurants in the US.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 04:16 PM (El6T/)

25 I love sitting at the bar for dinner. I'm teaching my oldest son it's the place to be. It's fun to go out with him as an adult and have a beer or two and eat at the bar. So much more social, and real.

Now, if I could learn how to do it by myself...

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:17 PM (PkVlr)

26 Um, I suspect Vendette sent you that photo for the expiration date contest, not the recipe.

Posted by: bluebell at February 23, 2020 04:17 PM (/669Q)

27 Great thread CBD, thanks!

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 04:17 PM (K22Va)

28 I used to make many business trips to S. California before I retired. Often taken to snooty restaurants where the waiter spent 20 minutes describing each item on the menu. And our host would point out the very expensive car parked out front belonged to the owner. After seeing the bills, I can see why he could afford it. Living in a small town back east, I just didn't enjoy it at all! Wine at 100 dollars a bottle??

Posted by: Colin at February 23, 2020 04:17 PM (sUl9n)

29 olddog - its Saturday's, who is hanging out on the pet thread all afternoon commenting.

Browning the apples in butter is a guess in time, actually it all is I guess. Should have done a few extra sausages today for tomorrow as well.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 04:18 PM (ZCEU2)

30 Those tacos look great-with or without tortillas.
Maybe I should go out and get some (but not in AZ while husband and son are having a male bonding experience going to see the movie 1917.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:15 PM (WI7YS)


Just FYI, "al pastor" doesn't mean they actually make the tacos out of real pastors. It's mostly pork and lay leaders.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 23, 2020 04:18 PM (t+qrx)

31 Think I'll have some boilt peanuts!

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 04:18 PM (MVjcR)

32 And "protein style" has spread to many things, including tacos. Which is good, to have as an option.

The lettuce garden always produces more than we can use, and this year I started doing "protein style" (the In n Out name for lettuce subbing for bun with a burger) at home with grilled burgers. Outstanding (lettuce picked 10 minutes before eating does have better flavor and crispness).

Of course Vietnamese and some Thai dishes have always used lettuce as the "tortilla", with great success.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 04:19 PM (El6T/)

33 Tossed a bunch of odds and ends I found in the fridge (spinach, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower) into the Instant Pot, along with some elbow macaroni, diced tomatoes, veggie broth and oregano and basil. Stirred in some fresh basil and Parmesan cheese after it cooked. It turned out surprisingly well - basically lazy ass minestrone.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at February 23, 2020 04:19 PM (d6Ksn)

34 I will preface this by the admission that I am a culinary troglodyte but those just don't look like tacos that I would order. I'm guessing that they are tasty, though.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 23, 2020 04:20 PM (EgshT)

35 And, yes....there is okra. Lots of fresh okra.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:12 PM (PkVlr)


Mmmm...snot!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:20 PM (NWiLs)

36 "Get a popsicle and stick it up there"

You're not here for the chicken, are you?

Posted by: freaked at February 23, 2020 04:20 PM (Tnijr)

37 Um, I suspect Vendette sent you that photo for the expiration date contest, not the recipe.
Posted by: bluebell at February 23, 2020 04:17 PM (/669Q)


It's still good. It's labeled in Canadian years.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 23, 2020 04:20 PM (t+qrx)

38 I use a black iron, butter well and fry apple slices for some time, still on stove pour pancake batter over and cook awhile. After the guess bottom is done into a preheated oven at 350 until top is done, often browning the top ( bottom really) then flip out like a upside down cake.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 04:21 PM (ZCEU2)

39 CBD, was it real a "reservation" they lost or a "preferred seating reservation?" So few restaurants do true reservations, except for the high end ones.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:22 PM (Dhht7)

40 oh, Insom..

If I make it, you'll like it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:22 PM (PkVlr)

41 Posted by: hogmartin at February 23, 2020 04:18 PM (t+qrx)

Thanks; I always get nervous when I see "pastor" on the menu.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:22 PM (WI7YS)

42 OK, I can't tell what the tacos on top are supposed to contain. Grilled chicken, pulled chicken, and falafel?

I'm not a taco purist but that seems like calling a choclatini a martini. A taco is ground mystery meat, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:23 PM (gd9RK)

43 I bought a thermal yogurt maker. It's non-electric, stainless steel. I like it, so much that I ordered a thermal cooker.

And I tried making no knead bread with my new sourdough starter. I thought it was okay at first. I took it out of the oven, then came back later and found it deflated. I put it back in for 15 minutes. It tastes fine.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 23, 2020 04:23 PM (Lqy/e)

44 Still not very many truly regional Mexican restaurants, though. LA has a few. Mexican cuisine is actually one of the largest and best in the world, but very little of it makes it to restaurants in the US.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 04:16 PM (El6T/)

Yep. I remember going to a Yucatan restaurant in Puerto Rico and having a great dish - it was pork cooked in oranges and some sort of spices. I've never seen it in any other Mexican restaurant I've been to.

The ceviche was also quite good.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at February 23, 2020 04:23 PM (d6Ksn)

45 Hi Fen!

I so enjoyed seeing you chatting books yesterday on the Chess Thread.

And I love the story of your boy playing word games and laughing. I hope he is dong well. Yall are still in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:24 PM (PkVlr)

46 On my second try, got "pollo al limone" (lemon chicken) right.

Doubled the amount of lemon juice and zest.

It was as good as what I remember having in Rome, where I originally fell in like with the dish.

Our meyer lemons are extremely tasty.

So now I have another way to use them. Added pickled lemons to the product line-up this year (also make preserves, limoncello, and salted/preserved lemons). Pickled slices are great on baked or grilled fish, or chicken.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 04:24 PM (El6T/)

47 Ok, CBD, so if the Mariposa took a collective dump on you and yours, what was the name of the restuarant you went to that you *were* successful at?

On an unrelated note, I checked the shelves and found a matched pair of Marmite jars with May 2005 expiration dates...

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 23, 2020 04:25 PM (7s3Gx)

48 I'm going to have a double bourbon and try reading this post again.

Posted by: Caliban at February 23, 2020 04:25 PM (QE8X6)

49
Went to brunch today with FiL and MiL up the road in their retirement community in PA. Nothing special about the food -- standard Sunday brunch fare -- but FiL mentioned he was beginning to forget things (he turns 91 in two months) and MiL ventured that she was receiving transfusions for low iron in her blood (she's 89). I take it as my job to keep things light and humorous, but I also made a point of inquiring of FiL about things that I knew he had done in younger years, just to boost his spirits.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:25 PM (pNxlR)

50 Think I'll have some boilt peanuts!

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 04:18
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AKA, spoilt peanuts.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:25 PM (Dhht7)

51 Oh, just noticed Vendette's picture. For those of you not fluent in Canadian, "Biscuits au beurre arachide" means "biscuits in spider butter".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:25 PM (gd9RK)

52 Went to brunch today with FiL and MiL up the road in their retirement community in PA. Nothing special about the food -- standard Sunday brunch fare -- but FiL mentioned he was beginning to forget things (he turns 91 in two months) and MiL ventured that she was receiving transfusions for low iron in her blood (she's 89). I take it as my job to keep things light and humorous, but I also made a point of inquiring of FiL about things that I knew he had done in younger years, just to boost his spirits.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February



100?

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:26 PM (HALdu)

53 I don't think I've ever eaten that was that hot. Even the buffalo wings which I've had are not incredibly hot.

I like spicy food, but the hottest thing which I have ever eaten was when I was in my mid twenties. It was some Thai vegetable. (I was a vegetarian at the time) It burned my mouth. I don't recall when happened at the other end The owners of the restaurant (it was new) must not have acclimated to the food tastes of many Americans yet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:27 PM (WI7YS)

54
Thanks; I always get nervous when I see "pastor" on the menu.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:22 PM (WI7YS)


How about "rector"?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:27 PM (pNxlR)

55 Wife use to make yogurt in a cooler, with milk and a heat pad, Did it alot, thankfully not any more.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 04:27 PM (ZCEU2)

56 51 Oh, just noticed Vendette's picture. For those of you not fluent in Canadian, "Biscuits au beurre arachide" means "biscuits in spider butter".
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:25 PM (gd9RK)

Made from spider milk, or ground like peanuts?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:27 PM (NWiLs)

57 40 oh, Insom..

If I make it, you'll like it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:22 PM (PkVlr)

That so?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:28 PM (NWiLs)

58 On a continent, keep walking and you can find some decent food. On an island, you might have to swim for it.

Posted by: klaftern at February 23, 2020 04:28 PM (RuIsu)

59
100?
Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:26 PM (HALdu)


I guess. Apologies.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:29 PM (pNxlR)

60 Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:24 PM (PkVlr)

Thanks. That's very sweet of you and I greatly appreciate the thoughts and prayers. I'm glad you didn't mind me discussing books in the chess thread. The only time I can get on that thread is when I have a day off or it begins right before I leave for church.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:30 PM (WI7YS)

61 In my humble opinion, the BEST Mexican cuisine in all of Arizona (I've lived here more than 40 years) is Elote Café in Sedona. They're changing locations soon but the food is spectacular. For what I call traditional, old-school Arizona Mexican food (plates too hot to touch!), try TeePee on Indian School Road in Phoenix.

Posted by: Joseph E. Shaffer at February 23, 2020 04:30 PM (Qf08A)

62 Donna, coulda been "cochinita pibil", the Yucatan-style pork stew using citrus and achiote. Authentically done, it's steamed in banana leaves. But a slow-cooker version is pretty good and much easier.

Achiote pork chops (grilled) are easy and very tasty. Just look for the little box of achiote paste in a Latin grocery store. Recipes are simple and easy to find online. Marinate the chops, nice version of pork chops if you're looking for variety.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 04:30 PM (El6T/)

63 Wife is determined to teach me how to cook. Tonight is Shepard's Pie. Basic recipe of mashed taters, ground beef and corn.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 04:30 PM (J9I4C)

64 No cooking for me the past few days. My kitchen is mostly torn up. Although hubby is working on the last section that includes the sink area...which he has ripped out.

No where to order dinner from.....?

Posted by: Tami at February 23, 2020 04:30 PM (cF8AT)

65 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:27 PM (pNxlR)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:31 PM (WI7YS)

66 I believe 100 rule is only "strictly" enforced on art thread. Or did I miss a memo?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:31 PM (Dhht7)

67 57 40 oh, Insom..

If I make it, you'll like it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:22 PM (PkVlr)

That so?
Posted by: Insomniac

or not. nevermind then

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:31 PM (PkVlr)

68 There is a restaurant in Cozumel that makes the best shrimp tacos I have ever eaten. They come out on a sizzling platter with nothing but carmelized onions and little shrimp that fit perfectly on the small tortillas. There is guacomole and two excellent sauces, but no cheese. It is always my first dinner when I get to the island. The owner comes out and greets you like an old friend. One time when I commented that his avocados were alwasy perfectly ripe and how did he know, he went back in the kitchen and brought out a couple and showed me how to judge them. Haven't picked a bad one since.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 23, 2020 04:32 PM (QzF6i)

69 I don't think Krebs was in violation anyway, he mentioned that whatever transpired was over a meal at a restaurant.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:32 PM (gd9RK)

70 63 Wife is determined to teach me how to cook. Tonight is Shepard's Pie. Basic recipe of mashed taters, ground beef and corn.
Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 04:30 PM (J9I4C)

Made from real shepherds!

My understanding is that authentic shepherd's pie is made with ground lamb. If it's made with beef it's cottage pie.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:32 PM (NWiLs)

71
The advantage with the lettuce wrapped "tacos" would be lower carbs than with tortillas and you'd get a better idea of the flavors of the filling(s). Worth giving it a try, I guess.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:32 PM (pNxlR)

72 Posted by: Sharkman at February 23, 2020 04:06 PM (M2rKR)

Weird how only Earth is horizontally flat and everything else is flat vertically. This explains why bernie still has support.

Posted by: Shadow Inc at February 23, 2020 04:33 PM (vKhgw)

73 I suspect Vendette sent you that photo for the expiration date contest, not the recipe.

Posted by: bluebell at February 23, 2020 04:17 PM (/669Q)

I guess the "Okay...it's old" part of the commentary was too subtle for you?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 04:33 PM (dLLD6)

74 I don't think Krebs was in violation anyway, he mentioned that whatever transpired was over a meal at a restaurant.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:32
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Agreed.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:34 PM (Dhht7)

75 Worth giving it a try, I guess.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:32 PM (pNxlR)

Yes, the low-carb is nice, but the lettuce was actually pretty flavorful and added a bit of texture, so it worked well on its own.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 04:34 PM (dLLD6)

76 In the EMT thread yesterday, NaturalFake requested (and BlueBell provided) a Sauerbraten recipe. For anyone interested, here is a nice side dish ...

MILD AND CREAMY SAUERKRAUT
In a moderate saucepan with lid, fry 8 slices thick bacon until crisp. Leave grease in pan; drain bacon, crumble and set aside. Saute 1 medium onion (chopped) in bacon grease just until tender. Add 2-lbs. sauerkraut (bagged or canned); mix thoroughly. Stir in 1.25 cups unsweetened applesauce (half of a 24-oz. jar). Bring to simmer; then cover and simmer all day (at least 4 hours); the longer the creamier. Alternately, this long stretch of cooking can happen in an oven, or in a slow cooker overnight. Serve warm. Yummy on grilled bratwurst and hotdogs also.

Posted by: Kathy at February 23, 2020 04:34 PM (qv3wo)

77 I think the lettuce wrapped taco was invented by the Koreans.

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:34 PM (HALdu)

78 I don't think Krebs was in violation anyway, he mentioned that whatever transpired was over a meal at a restaurant.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:32




B. S.

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:35 PM (HALdu)

79 How about "rector"?

rector ?

Durn near kilt 'er !

Posted by: JT at February 23, 2020 04:35 PM (arJlL)

80 Insom, there's a place here you might like on North Street ... Insomnia Cookies. I think of you every time we pass it.

Posted by: Empire1 at February 23, 2020 04:35 PM (Zmx4Q)

81 Yummy on grilled bratwurst and hotdogs also.


Turning Germanese I think I'm turning Germanese I really think so.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:36 PM (gd9RK)

82
Yes, the low-carb is nice, but the lettuce was actually pretty flavorful and added a bit of texture, so it worked well on its own.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 04:34 PM (dLLD6)


Good to know - thanks. Will definitely give this a try as I have to get back into the intermittent fasting regimen and regular exercise and there's no point in having my food choices work against me.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:36 PM (pNxlR)

83 B. S.

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:35
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Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:37 PM (Dhht7)

84 B. S.

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:35 PM (HALdu)



You don't have any friends, do you?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:37 PM (gd9RK)

85 Not a winner for oldest use but finished a can of Crisco been using for years expired Aug 2017, was determined to get every bit out of it. Meanwhile its replacement has been sitting unopened, expiring as I write I guess.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 04:37 PM (ZCEU2)

86 what was the name of the restuarant you went to that you *were* successful at?


Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 23, 2020 04:25 PM (7s3Gx)


https://thehudsonsedona.com/


Nice place. Has a corporate restaurant vibe, but the food was fine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 04:38 PM (dLLD6)

87 Not every thread is an invitation for everybody to dump their misery at the HQ

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:38 PM (HALdu)

88 My understanding is that authentic shepherd's pie is made with ground lamb. If it's made with beef it's cottage pie.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:32 PM (NWiLs)


The cow's name was Lamb. Does that count?

And the verdict is in. Not enough beef and I cooked it too long, but everyone ate it so I guess that's something.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 04:38 PM (J9I4C)

89 80 Insom, there's a place here you might like on North Street ... Insomnia Cookies. I think of you every time we pass it.
Posted by: Empire1 at February 23, 2020 04:35 PM (Zmx4Q)

Sweet! I'm famous and I didn't even know it!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:38 PM (NWiLs)

90 I made the Tuscan Meat Roll out of a Marcella Hazan book yesterday. I don't know of a bad recipe in that book.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 04:39 PM (K22Va)

91 CBD, was it real a "reservation" they lost or a
"preferred seating reservation?"

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:22 PM (Dhht7)

No idea! But it worked out perfectly, and everyone was so damned friendly that we just chuckled and enjoyed the evening.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 04:39 PM (dLLD6)

92 Hot sauce: How about you? Any regional favorites?
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Not exactly regional, but I've always figured that this is the one that Hillary carries in her purse:
http://thescornedwomanhotsauce.com/

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 04:39 PM (xSo9G)

93 That hoity-toity over priced food scullery deserves to go out of f business. But knowing Finagles Law, it will probably succeed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2020 04:40 PM (Rdohv)

94 https://thehudsonsedona.com/


Nice place. Has a corporate restaurant vibe, but the food was fine.


Cool. If I get on back up that way, I'll have to give it a go...

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 23, 2020 04:40 PM (7s3Gx)

95 Insomnia cookies......made with meth ?

Posted by: JT at February 23, 2020 04:40 PM (arJlL)

96 Tuscan Meat Roll? Where does he drink?

Posted by: shep Smith at February 23, 2020 04:40 PM (11H2y)

97
You don't have any friends, do you?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:37 PM (gd9RK)


LOL. My son used to love to play a "clear the decks and reset everyone to initial conditions" card in a game we used to play as a family. I'd usually say to him when that happened, "And that is why no one wants to play games with you." Then we'd both laugh.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:41 PM (pNxlR)

98 67 57 40 oh, Insom..

If I make it, you'll like it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:22 PM (PkVlr)

That so?
Posted by: Insomniac

or not. nevermind then
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:31 PM (PkVlr)

Boiled okra is...a challenging substance, is my only point.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:41 PM (NWiLs)

99 A fellow in my church won a cake from a local bakery and he brought it for after church. It was beautifully decorated with blue flowers and leaves. I couldn't eat any because of gluten issues, but it had red devil cake which I like. I said "Don't you want to take some home for your family?" He said my daughters don't eat any of that stuff. They don't live with him, but they are food Nazis. They're are wonderful daughters and I like them very much, but they are so worried about their mother's health (she had a heart attack) but they ban everything when they come in the house. He said "We're in our late 80s. How long do you expect us to live?''

On the other hand, another guy at church said "Yesterday was my birthday. I had cake even though I'm not supposed to because I'm diabetic.
I'm 77. If I want to have cake on my birthday. I darn well am going to. His family didn't mind.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:42 PM (WI7YS)

100 97
You don't have any friends, do you?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:37 PM (gd9RK)

LOL. My son used to love to play a "clear the decks and reset everyone to initial conditions" card in a game we used to play as a family. I'd usually say to him when that happened, "And that is why no one wants to play games with you." Then we'd both laugh.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:41 PM (pNxlR)

Some people have peed-in Wheaties for breakfast every day.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:43 PM (NWiLs)

101 B. S.

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:35 PM (HALdu)


You don't have any friends, do you?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February




uh, huh, which I why I am here to share every bit of misery and depression with strangers.

sack up

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:43 PM (HALdu)

102 In my humble opinion, the BEST Mexican cuisine in
all of Arizona (I've lived here more than 40 years) is Elote Cafe in
Sedona.

Posted by: Joseph E. Shaffer at February 23, 2020 04:30 PM (Qf08A)

It's pretty much a two hour wait unless you get there really early. That was my first choice, but I simply won't stand on line that long for anything other than a young Kim Basinger

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 04:43 PM (dLLD6)

103 Fen, if they are in their late 80's and still up and around, God Bless 'em, let 'em have the darn cake!!

Posted by: vivi at February 23, 2020 04:44 PM (11H2y)

104 I was a fan of Sedona about 30 years ago. It has since gotten very popular and commercial. Yes, the Red Rocks are stunning, and there is a real extrasensory vibe to the place, but it's just too crowded now.

Norther AZ, up by Marble Canyon and Lee's Ferry are pretty in a different kind of way, and not crowded at all.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:44 PM (PkVlr)

105 Hmm. And apparently they're nationwide. Here's their website:

https://insomniacookies.com/

Posted by: Empire1 at February 23, 2020 04:44 PM (Zmx4Q)

106 Is it past 100? Good. Put a popsicle in it not so.

Posted by: freaked at February 23, 2020 04:44 PM (Tnijr)

107 Kim Basinger on the piano?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2020 04:44 PM (Rdohv)

108
I need to find a diversified source for hot sauces here in DE, or order bottles of them online. The garden variety grocery stores' cartel appear to have settled on Texas Pete varieties, Cholula varieties, and Tabasco varieties. It wasn't that way here ten years ago.

I prefer a sauce with moderate "heat" that brings other flavors along with it. Those do not cut it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:45 PM (pNxlR)

109 Is it past 100? Good. Put a popsicle in it not so.
Posted by: freaked at Februar



Yeah, the hq is supposed to be funny and lighthearted, not depressing.

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:45 PM (HALdu)

110 106 Is it past 100? Good. Put a popsicle in it not so.
Posted by: freaked at February 23, 2020 04:44 PM (Tnijr)

LOL

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

111 Good afternoon, Horde!

I've had two food-filled days in a row. I took my daughter's family out to lunch today, and I honestly don't think I can ever eat again.

I 'm going to stay here until something sounds appealing...

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 04:45 PM (TdMsT)

112 I don't seem to get to restaurants these days but always liked Mexican food, now days at home is the best I get.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 04:46 PM (ZCEU2)

113 105 Hmm. And apparently they're nationwide. Here's their website:

https://insomniacookies.com/
Posted by: Empire1 at February 23, 2020 04:44 PM (Zmx4Q)

Cool!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:46 PM (NWiLs)

114 Kim Basinger on the piano?


That was Michelle Pfeiffer.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:46 PM (gd9RK)

115

1) Yummm, tacos.

I love them all, but my all time fav are the potato cheese ones - deep fried. Heaven.

2) received a nice gift from one of my brothers last week. The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories from the Editors of Garden and Gun.

3) Played with spiralizing zucchini into noodles this week. I used both green and yellow in an asian Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tahini-Ginger Dressing
Tahini, soy sauce, rice vinegar, fresh ginger, honey, hot sauce (I used Sriracha) garlic, toasted sesame oil, broccoli, zucchini, red bell pepper, carrot scallions, toasted sesame seeds. There are many variations of this, but this one was particularly good.

4) made pot roast for the weekend. And a side of green and yellow (string) beans. Simple. Comforting. A nice baguette roll to soak up the juices. Wine.

bon appetit y'all.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2020 04:46 PM (vEIlU)

116 Thin sliced, corn meal crusted (with only the okra slime adhering the corn meal to it), skillet fried okra in hog lard to the point where it is nearly burnt, but not burnt, is manna from heaven.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 04:47 PM (tfrVs)

117 I love them all, but my all time fav are the potato cheese ones - deep fried. Heaven.


So...pieroges?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:47 PM (gd9RK)

118 116 Thin sliced, corn meal crusted (with only the okra slime adhering the corn meal to it), skillet fried okra in hog lard to the point where it is nearly burnt, but not burnt, is manna from heaven.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 04:47 PM (tfrVs)

As God intended.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:48 PM (NWiLs)

119 I visited Sedona a couple of years ago and I think it was one of the few places I really don;t remember the restaurants. The scenery was spectacular and after hiking all day, didn't really care where we ate as long as it was quick and filling so I could get to bed and get up early to go hiking again. I keep trying to tell my East coast friends about the beautiful West but I think lazy beach vacations are way more popular. Maybe it's having to survive New England winters.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 23, 2020 04:49 PM (QzF6i)

120 Im an el mucho bigly fan of fried okra.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 04:49 PM (MVjcR)

121 Some people have peed-in Wheaties for breakfast every day.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 04:43
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Yeah, but aren't you s'pose to do that in someone's else Wheaties and not your own?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:49 PM (Dhht7)

122

I also looked up a lot of baked goods that use vinegar.

Some people may already have noted, here, using vinegar in chocolate chip cookies (or plain ole vinegar cookies), but it can be used in so much more.

Cider or white are the top choices.

Lots of stuff out there on the web about it if you're interested. The King Flour folks (I have their huge cookie companion cookbook) have some info on it online too.

It reacts with the baking soda and lifts up the baked goods a bit more than without the vinegar. Fun stuff.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2020 04:49 PM (vEIlU)

123 appear to have settled on Texas Pete varieties, Cholula varieties...
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As an aside, 'Texas Pete' is made in North Carolina.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 04:49 PM (CDGwz)

124 Posted by: vivi at February 23, 2020 04:44 PM (11H2y)

It's not a problem for me, but I'm not their daughter although age wise I could be.

It's very challenging-these health issues when you have a couple where the wife has done all the cooking and she can't now because of mobility issues (It's hard for her to stand that long) and they suddenly have to change their entire diet and he has to do the cooking. So sometimes when I go over to visit they might say "This is the breakfast crumb cake that ______just banned from our house" and they look at it sadly.
But I give them credit. They roll their eyes and try to maintain a sense of humor about it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:50 PM (WI7YS)

125 When we were in Sedona I asked the housekeeping lady to recommend a lunch place. After abit of back and forth I managed to convince her that no, I didn't want to go to a tourist place but rather, somewhere she would eat.

She gave me directions - some no name hole in the wall place off the beaten path and we were the only folks there that didn't speak spanish/mexican. No menu, no nothing. They served whatever they cooked. It was terrific. The folks were terrific. I sat on a stone wall with everyone else and had a ball. I think a few beers were passed back and forth also.

Sedona's scenery is breathtaking, but the smug is overwhelming.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 23, 2020 04:50 PM (Y4EXg)

126 I was a fan of Sedona about 30 years ago. It has since gotten very popular and commercial. Yes, the Red Rocks are stunning, and there is a real extrasensory vibe to the place, but it's just too crowded now.

"Nobody goes there any more; its too crowded"

Posted by: JT at February 23, 2020 04:51 PM (arJlL)

127 Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 23, 2020 04:49 PM (QzF6i)

That's fair. We found a good breakfast place, and the restaurants were...fine. But I won't be going back for the food...it will be for the hiking and scenery and the incredible stars.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 04:51 PM (dLLD6)

128 I like my Mexican food in the "New Mexico" style.

Around Phoenix metro that's Si Senor, New Mexican Grill, and every great once in a while, Los Dos Molinos.

For the secret mountain lair it's pretty much El Rancho in Payson. La Sierra there isn't bad, just more Old Mexico style of cooking.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 23, 2020 04:51 PM (xkSJa)

129 Hot sauce: How about you? Any regional favorites?

In So. Cal. I prefer Pico Pica hot sauce. It is a little thicker than many and while it has heat it also has flavor. Most grocery stores carry it. I've grown up eating hot sauce and I really dislike hot-for-the-sake-of-hot sauces.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 23, 2020 04:52 PM (aS1PU)

130 I used to shoot in a big match north of Phoenix every year and always left a day at the end of the trip to drive up to and around Sedona.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 04:52 PM (MVjcR)

131 So...pieroges?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:47 PM (gd9RK)


not even close

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2020 04:52 PM (vEIlU)

132 Krebs, there is -- or used to be, when we were still there -- a place called Peppers or similar in the Rehoboth Beach outlets. Since we left five years ago, dunno if it's still there, but they let you sample various sauces. It's where Mr. Empire fell in love with Dave's Insanity Sauce.

Be warned, though ... he eats habaneros raw, and isn't too cautious about ghost or Scotch Bonnet peppers, where I am VERY cautious! I like them, but in very small quantities.

Posted by: Empire1 at February 23, 2020 04:52 PM (Zmx4Q)

133 No menu, no nothing. They served whatever they cooked


I've dreamed of running a place like that. I had that dream for years before I learned that Italians have a word for it, trattoria.

You show up because you like my cooking. Tonight it's pork chops and sauerkraut. So maybe you come back tomorrow, but there are enough people to keep a Banderia running.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:53 PM (gd9RK)

134 Thin sliced, corn meal crusted (with only the okra slime adhering the corn meal to it), skillet fried okra in hog lard to the point where it is nearly burnt, but not burnt, is manna from heaven.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
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That would be because it is no longer what it was. You could prepare almost *anything* that way and it would be edible. Carp skin would be tasty prepared thusly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 04:53 PM (CDGwz)

135 It's pronounced "tay-kohs", don't ya know.

Posted by: North Dukotah at February 23, 2020 04:53 PM (K+wVX)

136 there are enough people to keep a Banderia running.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 04:53 PM (gd9RK)

Do the customers have to tend their own fires?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (dLLD6)

137 126 I was a fan of Sedona about 30 years ago. It has since gotten very popular and commercial. Yes, the Red Rocks are stunning, and there is a real extrasensory vibe to the place, but it's just too crowded now.

"Nobody goes there any more; its too crowded"
Posted by: JT at February 23, 2020 04:51 PM (arJlL)


I stole a red rock from Sedona. It's on my bookshelf...

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (TdMsT)

138 That would be because it is no longer what it was. You could prepare almost *anything* that way and it would be edible. Carp skin would be tasty prepared thusly.

....

I would ordinarily agree, but I submit to you this:

Kale.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (tfrVs)

139
I stole a red rock from Sedona. It's on my bookshelf...
Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (TdMsT)
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I'm telling.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

140 I stole a red rock from Sedona. It's on my bookshelf...
Posted by: Ladyl

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Oh no! THAT'S the disturbance in the force!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 23, 2020 04:55 PM (Y4EXg)

141 I stole a red rock from Sedona. It's on my bookshelf...
Posted by: Ladyl

I won't tell anyone.

Posted by: JT at February 23, 2020 04:55 PM (arJlL)

142 Smoked my first pork belly last week. I McGoogled how to do it, but there's some weird stuff out there. So, I pretended it was a brisket- except using cherry and hickory.

It was damn good. And, cheap, too: 3.5 lbs less than $15 buckazoids.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at February 23, 2020 04:55 PM (SFPPt)

143

3) Played with spiralizing zucchini into noodles this week. I used both green and yellow in an asian Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tahini-Ginger Dressing
How do you keep the noodles from getting mushy. Have never had any luck doing that.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 23, 2020 04:55 PM (QzF6i)

144 Yeah, the hq is supposed to be funny and lighthearted, not depressing.

Posted by: not so at February 23, 2020 04:45
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I found Krebs post uplifting. Sharing food with in-laws and boosting his FiL's spirits. Not depressing at all.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 04:55 PM (Dhht7)

145 I used to make yogurt by heating it and wrapping it in a down sleeping bag. But I can't be around down any more. This is a nice little container. And I always wanted a hay box, which was the original thermal cooker. I'll see if this works out.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 23, 2020 04:56 PM (Lqy/e)

146 144 Yeah, the hq is supposed to be funny and lighthearted, not depressing.

Posted by: not so

you're new around here, huh

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:56 PM (PkVlr)

147 >>>[122]I also looked up a lot of baked goods that use vinegar. It reacts with the baking soda and lifts up the baked goods a bit more than without the vinegar. Fun stuff.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2020 04:49PM

I use a cousin's pie crust recipe that calls for a tablespoon of vinegar (the taste is undetectable after baking).

Posted by: Kathy at February 23, 2020 04:56 PM (qv3wo)

148 I was gonna make mom and dads New Mexico flat red enchiladas tonight. I will wait until Wed. Decided I should give up pork for Lent. I love everything pork. Pork for 48 hrs. Then no pork until Easter.

May even take a cleansing trip to Ouray Hot Springs.

Posted by: Infidel at February 23, 2020 04:56 PM (MTxDQ)

149 You salt the veggie noodles and let sit about a half hour. Rinse the salt off then cook

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 23, 2020 04:57 PM (Lqy/e)

150 I saw in the supermarket something I had never seen before in the meat section-pork belly bacon. I get that it's from a different part of the pig, but is there a difference in taste from regular bacon?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:57 PM (WI7YS)

151
Northern AZ, up by Marble Canyon and Lee's Ferry are pretty in a different kind of way, and not crowded at all.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 04:44 PM (PkVlr)


About nine miles SW of Marble Canyon, AZ on route US-89A is Cliff Dwellers Lodge, at which we stayed on two different evenings twenty years ago when we visited both rims of the Grand Canyon ( I preferred the North Rim, myself). At that time it had NO in-room phones and NO television reception whatsoever. I took no small delight in revealing those facts to our two teenage kids as we were about to set out for it after dinner for our first night's stay -- they were appalled.

There's a restaurant there, too, run by the same outfit, but the menu was pedestrian. What was spectacular and well worth seeing were the night skies: clear and far reaching views in all directions save to the north (cliffs, duh).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:58 PM (pNxlR)

152
I would ordinarily agree, but I submit to you this:

Kale.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
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I think they sell Kale chips. A shot at the same technique, to make palatable the unpalatable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 04:58 PM (CDGwz)

153 I was gonna make mom and dads New Mexico flat red enchiladas tonight.

If it was green I'd consider making the drive. I'd get fired for missing work if I did it, but I'd consider it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 23, 2020 04:58 PM (xkSJa)

154 Sedona is nothing, I have half the rocks and sea glass of Maine in and outside my house.

I'm going to be eating lobster daily in a few months.

I think I'm getting my appetite back!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 04:58 PM (TdMsT)

155 Played with spiralizing zucchini into noodles this week. I used both green and yellow in an asian Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tahini-Ginger Dressing
How do you keep the noodles from getting mushy. Have never had any luck doing that.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 23, 2020 04:55 PM (QzF6i)


Buy them fresh and do them fairly quickly after you buy them. I have never had a problem with that.

I have the attachment to my mixer, but they have some decent ones you can anchor to your counter - but you have to buy the good quality, heavier brand.

Last resort use a sharp peeler, but use the ones shaped like a T, not the straight ones. I have done it this way and made "ribbons" like fettucine instead of spaghetti shaped.

Mine were very sturdy. I re-heated leftovers for lunch by quickly flashing them in a hot pan. They still held their texture.

I don't use the seed section. Maybe that is what is giving you trouble? I spiral until the seed core, which I toss. It's more sour.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2020 04:59 PM (vEIlU)

156 Amusing British recipe items: rashers (streaky bacon) and sultanas (golden raisins).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 23, 2020 04:59 PM (bDqIh)

157 I sure hope my elk meatballs turn out good...I worry I overworked them since I had forgotten the egg and had to reincorporate and shape everything again.

Posted by: Taylork at February 23, 2020 04:59 PM (+AUVB)

158 My son likes I new thing from the supermarket. They are like nachochips but made with ghost pepper. They are really hot-too hot for me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:59 PM (WI7YS)

159 I have a spiralizer. Do you cook them?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 23, 2020 05:00 PM (QzF6i)

160 Used to be an old Mexican woman that sold awesome tamales out of the back of a gas station near here for 50 cents each. She has a little stand in the grocery store now and gets $2.50 each now, with a less meat in them. She learned the American way well.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:00 PM (K22Va)

161 My son likes I new thing from the supermarket. They are like nachochips
but made with ghost pepper. They are really hot-too hot for me.


Dust from those chips is considered a chemical weapon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at February 23, 2020 05:01 PM (xkSJa)

162
I think they sell Kale chips. A shot at the same technique, to make palatable the unpalatable.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 04:58 PM (CDGwz)


Kale is one of the initial steps in the Left's march to misery.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (TdMsT)

163 Krebs,


I've stayed there too!

The stars were magnificent. We sat outside our little room and drank a couple of cheap but very cold beers and watched the sun set behind us.

Went over to Monument Valley afterwards and stayed at the View Hotel. Very expensive, like 300 plus bucks per night, but the rooms all have an unobstructed view of the valley. We brought a cooler with us (it's dry) and sat on the deck for about 7 hours. It was amazing, and well worth the expense

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (PkVlr)

164
Been on the low carb keto thing since after Thanskgiving and have lost close to 15 pounds. A go-to recipe is an oven-baked fajita.

Sautee a whole lot of onions, red and green peppers with spices of your choice (I use spicy paprika and chipotle chilis) until half cooked. Then bury some slices of boneless skinless breasteses of chicken underneath them, and bake in the oven at 350 for about 2025 minutes.

Yum.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (zBaqJ)

165 It's very challenging-these health issues when you have a couple where the wife has done all the cooking and she can't now because of mobility issues (It's hard for her to stand that long)

That's why my wife is teaching me how to cook. She has mobility issues and can't stand long enough to cook most of the time. Before I go out of town for work again, I'm going to make her up a bunch of meals that she can just reheat in the microwave. A big pot of chili, big bowl of Shepard's Pie, some Spaghetti and a pork shoulder for pulled pork. We have a bunch of microwavable bowls with lids that can go from freezer to microwave.

In the meantime, she'll be complaining about me "Living the life of Rielly" because I'll be eating out all the time...and I don't do fast food as a rule, so its usually sit down restaurant or grills.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (J9I4C)

166 I get that it's from a different part of the pig, but is there a difference in taste from regular bacon?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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Is it uncured? If so, yes - it will be a bit different in taste.

In other sad news - After I sold the last piece of the family farm, I took my final walkaround. Stuck my head into every nook and cranny of the place as I wouldn't be back.

The smokehouse had lost the hickory smell. It took 40 years of non-use but - all gone. Sad.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (Y4EXg)

167 Tonight, I grilled the chicken from a Thai chicken recipe and baked some veggies with a recipe for an Asian chicken recipe. It's excellent.

Thai Chicken Tacos https://tinyurl.com/t2trrgc
Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken https://tinyurl.com/t252rsh

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (MmFTx)

168 ...2025 minutes.

Yum.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (zBaqJ)

That's 20 to 25 minutes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 23, 2020 05:04 PM (zBaqJ)

169 Almost all the "Mexican Restaurants" you see in the US are what is called 'Tex Mex", not true Mexican dishes. However back when I used to live in Castro Valley, CA we used to go over to Hayward and hit some places that were true Mexican. In fact, the menus were in Spanish and the waiters spoke Spanish. The food was OK, but I have gotten so used to "Tex Mex" that I prefer it. It helps that my wife is from Texas.

Posted by: Vic at February 23, 2020 05:04 PM (mpXpK)

170 Kale is one of the initial steps in the Left's march to misery.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (TdMsT)

You'd think a gateway drug would be more tempting.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 05:04 PM (NWiLs)

171 I get that it's from a different part of the pig, but is there a difference in taste from regular bacon?

Good question. Bacon is from the pork belly but pork belly bacon's not necessarily cured and/or smoked like regular bacon.

In fact, Mike Symon called his braised pork belly "fresh bacon" to get people to try it and eat it...

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 23, 2020 05:05 PM (7s3Gx)

172 Dust from those chips is considered a chemical weapon.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan

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Plan any bathroom trips carefully after touching the chips.

Especially you ettes. Just say'n.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 23, 2020 05:05 PM (Y4EXg)

173 Leftover pizza tonight. WeaselDog will be happy!

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 05:05 PM (MVjcR)

174 Is it uncured? If so, yes - it will be a bit different in taste.

Or not smoked like pancetta.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:06 PM (K22Va)

175 172 Dust from those chips is considered a chemical weapon.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan

----

Plan any bathroom trips carefully after touching the chips.

Especially you ettes. Just say'n.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 23, 2020 05:05 PM (Y4EXg)

This is not the spicy taco you want...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 05:06 PM (NWiLs)

176 Kale is one of the initial steps in the Left's march to misery.

Posted by: Ladyl


Kale is a gateway food to Brussels Sprouts. Just say no.

Posted by: pep at February 23, 2020 05:06 PM (T6t7i)

177 I think you are supposed to follow a hot recipe like that with ice cream. Only you don't eat it, you just sit on a gallon of it.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 05:06 PM (MmFTx)

178 .2025 minutes.

Yum.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (zBaqJ)

That's 20 to 25 minutes.



In the minute twenty-five twenty-five, if Sefton's quesadilla's still alive...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 05:06 PM (gd9RK)

179 Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (J9I4C)

Even though he's not used to it, I think he's rather pleased with the fact that he is learning to do this. He's always been good with his hands (and cooking is a hands on thing, obviously) and he can help out his wife, so good for you too. Much better to eat home made stuff than frozen things.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 05:07 PM (WI7YS)

180
I decided after last weekend's camping trip that the "spice kit" container that we take on our troop's monthly camping trips needs an owner and active management by one of our scouts. It's overloaded with some items -- chili powder, for example -- and devoid of others one would expect -- cinnamon, for example.

The principles and actions of leavening agents are something that I'll personally resurrect my chemistry and baking background to explain to them, too. That, and the concept of "al dente" as applied to pasta.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 05:07 PM (pNxlR)

181 I like Cholula hot sauce much better than Tabasco.. Tabasco is way too vinegary for me.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 23, 2020 05:08 PM (CjFDo)

182 We are going to Arizona for spring training in about 3 weeks (yay!) and then Grand Canyon so this discussion is very timely. We were thinking about spending one night in Sedona, but by an odd series of events we wound up staying in funkier Jerome instead. Sounds like we made the right choice.

Staying near the airport for one night on the way back, so we may have to check out Cocina Madrigal.

I have some leftover pot roast and veggies converted into beef pot pie in the oven now. Smells great; I hope it measures up.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at February 23, 2020 05:08 PM (fTtFy)

183 I have a spiralizer. Do you cook them?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 23, 2020 05:00 PM (QzF6i)


both, this was a salad, so not in this case.

Here is a link that might help:

https://www.americastestkitchen.com/guides/paleo/spiralizing-101/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2020 05:08 PM (vEIlU)

184 Much better to eat home made stuff than frozen things.

So I shouldn't try things dug up from the Siberian permafrost?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at February 23, 2020 05:09 PM (xkSJa)

185
Kale is a gateway food to Brussels Sprouts. Just say no.
Posted by: pep at February 23, 2020 05:06 PM (T6t7i)


IMHO Brussels sprouts are horrific UNLESS

they are sautéed in a cast iron skillet in bacon grease and garlic over an open campfire, the way my son-in-law prepares them. OMG.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 05:09 PM (TdMsT)

186 Kale is one of the initial steps in the Left's march to misery. Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (TdMsT)

I don't like fresh kale. I do like home made kale chips which I sometimes make at home in the oven.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 05:09 PM (WI7YS)

187 I make bacon from pork shoulders to keep in the freezer. A lot less fat than belly meat.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:10 PM (K22Va)

188 That, and the concept of "al dente" as applied to pasta.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars

Why al dente ?

Posted by: JT at February 23, 2020 05:10 PM (arJlL)

189 So I shouldn't try things dug up from the Siberian permafrost?



I would so totally eat thawed out mastadon.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 05:10 PM (gd9RK)

190 "but made with ghost pepper. They are really hot-too hot for me.

Dust from those chips is considered a chemical weapon."


reminds me of when I boiled several Carolina Reapers.


And then hit the very hot peppers with an immersion blender.

Vapors damn near Killed Mrs VIA, three rooms away.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:11 PM (tT0V4)

191 I would so totally eat thawed out mastadon.

Mastodon munchies. You can bake it, fry it, broil it, grill it...

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at February 23, 2020 05:12 PM (xkSJa)

192
reminds me of when I boiled several Carolina Reapers.





And then hit the very hot peppers with an immersion blender.



Vapors damn near Killed Mrs VIA, three rooms away.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


aka Mace.

Posted by: pep at February 23, 2020 05:13 PM (T6t7i)

193 I baked brownies from a mix today.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 23, 2020 05:13 PM (COzlW)

194 I would so totally eat thawed out mastadon.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Fresh is better.

Posted by: F. Flintstone at February 23, 2020 05:13 PM (T6t7i)

195 Good Lord, VIA, that would have killed me. I accidentally gassed myself with a jalapeno under warm water. I sure couldn't handle a ghost pepper.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 05:13 PM (MmFTx)

196 I don't mind kale and I like Brussels sprouts so drum me out of the Horde

I like meat better.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:14 PM (xj+jQ)

197 Fen, those ghost pepper chips? Mr. Empire loves 'em -- I avoid them like the plague!

Posted by: Empire1 at February 23, 2020 05:14 PM (Zmx4Q)

198 I know, I am blaspheming totally here, especially being from TX, but I love the Doritos shell tacos from Taco Bell. That was a bloody stroke of genius. It's a guilty pleasure. Judge away.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 23, 2020 05:14 PM (kFLDt)

199 53 I like spicy food, but the hottest thing which I have ever eaten was when I was in my mid twenties. It was some Thai vegetable. (I was a vegetarian at the time) It burned my mouth. I don't recall when happened at the other end The owners of the restaurant (it was new) must not have acclimated to the food tastes of many Americans yet.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:27 PM (WI7YS)


Here's a guess: som tam, shredded green papaya. It's a cold dish, white and crunchy, and it's excellent. But yeah, it can be incredibly hot, with virtually no visual warning.

Posted by: Splunge at February 23, 2020 05:15 PM (dOV9E)

200 I baked brownies from a mix today.

I'll just leave a plate under my USB port, you know what to do.

BBL, all this stuff isn't going to move itself to the mountains.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at February 23, 2020 05:15 PM (xkSJa)

201 Hey everybody.

CBD, once again you read my mind. I tuned in while eating my lunch... four Jack-In-The-Box tacos.

Those things are made of voodoo, I think. Good grief they're addictive.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:15 PM (L2ZTs)

202 Posted by: Empire1 at February 23, 2020 05:14 PM (Zmx4Q)

My husband won't eat them. Just son. I don't think they've been around all that long.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 05:16 PM (WI7YS)

203 Catch Thirty-Thr33, you can buy them in the grocery store. Old El Paso makes 'em. I buy it for my kids.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 05:16 PM (MmFTx)

204 Brussel sprouts are the Barack Obama of vegetables, many hate them, but there are many that will sing their praises.

Kale, on the other hand, is the Adolph Hitler of vegetables. Only a handful of cult-like supporters approve.

I'm not sure what Trump is. Maybe peanuts, because he sends a number of individuals into allergic convulsions.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 05:16 PM (tfrVs)

205 My favorite taproom has a spicy IPA. I like spicy and IPA so it works for me. It might not work for anyone else.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:16 PM (xj+jQ)

206 Art Rondelet,

Jerome is a really fun little town! I'm glad you stumbled upon it. Did you also go through Nowhere?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (PkVlr)

207 Chinese lettuce wrap dishes, generally a finely-chopped warm stir-fry in a cold, crunchy iceberg lettuce cup, can be absolutely fantastic. I've had great ones with seafood, duck, and pigeon (aka squab).

Posted by: Splunge at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (dOV9E)

208 " I sure couldn't handle a ghost pepper."


And Carolina Reapers are an order of magnitude hotter than ghost peppers.

I wanted to make a liquid to spray on the garden to repel tree rats.

The liquid didn't phase them a bit.

And to segue from cooking to gardening thread, that pepper plant will be traveling to South Carolina with us in its own pot. Getting planted in the back yard. It will be four years old this spring, and still puts out tons of peppers.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (tT0V4)

209 On my bucket list: a weekend in New Iberia, LA for a tour of the Tabasco factory. I also plan to eat at least three meals at their restaurant.

I'll have to wear Depends the whole way home, but it'll be worth it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (L2ZTs)

210 qdpsteve, that's hangover prevention at 0300 food...or so I have heard.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (MmFTx)

211 I get nothing from it but to show off my work that the Williams Sonoma in King of Prussia opens tomorrow. Use to hit that store for gifts every Christmas years ago. They do carry lots of nice kitchen tools.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (ZCEU2)

212 Sedona is indeed beautiful and bar dining solo is spectacular there when running away from visiting family.

Posted by: Summer of Love at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (FJrl0)

213 Eating stuff in lettuce leaves is very Korean. I stacted planting lettuce for that very thing. We do chicken and rice, pickled daikon on and various sauces.

It is a good backyard meal for late spring

Posted by: Kindltot at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (g1G5z)

214 I made a banana bread with walnuts and dates. So It was actually a banana date nut bread.It freezes really well and when I want a piece, just take it out of the freezer, slice with a sharp knife and pop into t he toaster. Great when I get bored with eggs for breakfast.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (QzF6i)

215 Brussel Sprouts ain't bad. Kinda like eating miniature cabbages. Add some garlic and pistachios, slice the sprouts in half and saute them.

Kale on the other hand, I wouldn't feed that to my pig, if I had one.

I think one of the 'rons had the best recipe for Kale...boil it up, then throw it on the compost pile.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (J9I4C)

216 205 My favorite taproom has a spicy IPA. I like spicy and IPA so it works for me. It might not work for anyone else.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:16 PM (xj+jQ)


Yikes. I first read this as "tampon," rather than "taproom."

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 05:18 PM (TdMsT)

217 I'm not sure what Trump is. Maybe peanuts, because he sends a number of individuals into allergic convulsions.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 05:16 PM (tfrVs)

I like peanuts too. I can't actually think of any foods I hate. I'm not crazy about green beans.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:18 PM (xj+jQ)

218 I took my kiddos on a tour of Avery Island a couple of summers ago. It's a great time. My great-grandmother was a maid in the family house at one time.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 05:19 PM (MmFTx)

219 Probably healthier with the lettuce, hey? I had a ham/cheese omelet and tomato soup for supper and now off to church. Be back later to talk gubs and watch TWD.

Posted by: Eromero at February 23, 2020 05:19 PM (UUkQp)

220 I like peanuts too. I can't actually think of any foods I hate. I'm not crazy about green beans.

Posted by: Northernlurker


I can't stand olives of any color, which is odd because olive oil is fine.

Posted by: pep at February 23, 2020 05:19 PM (T6t7i)

221 "I get nothing from it but to show off my work that the Williams Sonoma in King of Prussia opens tomorrow"

How far are you from Cristiana Mall in Delaware, right off of I-95?

Great W&S, with no sales tax.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:19 PM (tT0V4)

222

This link, below, was fun. I was looking for a specific White "Velvet" Cake my sister made recently, and ran across this, from Southern Living.

https://tinyurl.com/qst2f46

I did find the cake I was looking for, here:

Winter White Velvet Cake
With coconut and nuts


From Carolina Country (she found it in a magazine)

https://tinyurl.com/ul5rx2p

It's loaded!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2020 05:20 PM (vEIlU)

223 I love spicy food. I go through 12 oz bottles of Tabasco fairly quickly. What's funny is that I was raised by a native German who you would think would ensure I had a bland diet, but oh no. Once she got to Texas before meeting the man who would in due course be my father, she took to spices, and went overboard even more than I do.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 23, 2020 05:20 PM (kFLDt)

224
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 23, 2020 05:20 PM (shkju)

225 I talk a lot about moving to Nevada or Arizona...

but, one thing that was complete culture shock to me, just visiting Bullhead City a few times: outside of Taco Bell, maybe Del Taco and maybe Chipotle (which I can't stand), they have NO major Mexican food restaurant chains out there. No El Torito, no Acapulco. Nothin'.

I have tried this place and it was good, but something of an exotic experience for me:

http://epfamilyrestaurants.com/

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:21 PM (L2ZTs)

226 Being the husband I am, I have spent a large portion of my afternoon cooking assorted meat products for my bride, who is a week into a keto diet.

Some might say I am whipped *whip-crack noise*

I do it because:

a) wasn't doin' nothin' anyway, aside from watching Rifftrax.

b) I love my girl, and want her to be happy and healthy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 23, 2020 05:21 PM (x8Wzq)

227 no good deed, I've heard that too. I know JITB specializes in being open during ungodly hours.

Never had one of their tacos drunk though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:22 PM (L2ZTs)

228 And to segue from cooking to gardening thread, that pepper plant will be traveling to South Carolina with us in its own pot. Getting planted in the back yard. It will be four years old this spring, and still puts out tons of peppers.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:17 PM (tT0V4)


Where in SC VIA? We live in the upstate about 40 miles west of Greenville.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 05:22 PM (J9I4C)

229 I know, I am blaspheming totally here, especially being from TX, but I love the Doritos shell tacos from Taco Bell.

Oh Lordy. The Cool Ranch ones are the *best*!

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 23, 2020 05:22 PM (7s3Gx)

230 Gabby, I love those too!
But, they give me actual heartburn, and I don't usually ever get heartburn. The "Spicy" version is even worse on my chest. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:23 PM (L2ZTs)

231 "Where in SC VIA? "

Summerville.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:23 PM (tT0V4)

232 Catch 33, I once asked someone who lived in Texas, where the best place is there to get chili.

They answered, "Wendy's."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:24 PM (L2ZTs)

233 Here is a link that might help:



https://www.americastestkitchen.com/guides/paleo/spiralizing-101/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2020 05:08 PM (vEIlU)

+++++Just checked out the link and after going through all the ways I ruined them, they recommended roasting them. I would never have thought about doing it that way. Article says it makes the best pasta type noodle. Going to have to find where put the spiralizer but going to have to try it. Have the perfect friend to try it out on. She served red lentil pasta last time she cooked for me and I was not thrilled.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 23, 2020 05:24 PM (QzF6i)

234 >>>>>Thanks; I always get nervous when I see "pastor" on the menu.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 04:22 PM (WI7YS)



Try a little Priest?

Posted by: Sweeny Todd at February 23, 2020 05:24 PM (g1G5z)

235 The "Spicy" version is even worse on my chest. :-)

I put Tabasco brand habanero on them...

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 23, 2020 05:24 PM (7s3Gx)

236 Gabby, LOL. You are apparently made of a stronger constitution than I am any more.

I do love the Tabasco Habanero sauce. It's my fave of their sauces outside of the original, although I also just rediscovered their Cayenne Garlic sauce, which is great on Popeye's chicken.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:25 PM (L2ZTs)

237 thnx CBD

Posted by: trapper's girl at February 23, 2020 05:26 PM (Kue/z)

238 Also, I just came from the supermarket. Red Hot now has a 'thick' sauce, and a buffalo ranch sauce.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:26 PM (L2ZTs)

239 209
On my bucket list: a weekend in New Iberia, LA for a tour of the Tabasco
factory. I also plan to eat at least three meals at their restaurant.

I'd like to visit myself. I saw something on tv about it one time. The peppers they use are proprietary and they age it in barrels, iirc.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:26 PM (K22Va)

240 Where in SC VIA? "

Summerville.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:23 PM (tT0V4)


Cool...right outside of Charleston. That's where my next job is. I'll be there for about 5 or 6 weeks, unless something changes between now and then.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 05:26 PM (J9I4C)

241 Tabasco also just came out with their own version of Sriracha sauce. Haven't tried it yet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:27 PM (L2ZTs)

242 Sheesh, I go run errands and my peanut butter photo shows up.


It's Kraft Light Peanut Butter, and yes, it's the better part of a decade old, unopened. When I visit America's Hat I usually bring back a jar or two, but this one somehow got neglected.

Posted by: Vendette at February 23, 2020 05:27 PM (nRNOc)

243 dartist, if you can wait 'til 2021, maybe we can coordinate our visits and meet up. :-)
Let me know. Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:27 PM (L2ZTs)

244 Pug, that is pure love. Blessings on you!

Posted by: Empire1 at February 23, 2020 05:27 PM (Zmx4Q)

245 Yeah, I have always held that if a business signals strongly enough that they would prefer I went elsewhere, I will respect their wishes.

Mrs. Eez has been doing that taco-in-lettuce thing for years, excellent way of doing it !

That peanut butter cookie recipe seems close to the one in the Moron Cookbook; from Tonypete as I recall, and insofar as my limited menu-French allows, though I don't see oatmeal in the ingredients, or the rice krispies I typically use ... I usually make a couple-three hundred of them every year at Christmas to hand out by the paper-platefull to all and sundry ... quite a few go to Amish families we buy produce from during the growing season.

My incredibly whitebread upbringing has left me hotsauce-impaired, I am afraid; Mrs Eez is more adventurous.
One year she made a batch that was just terrifying, neither of us could deal with it - I took a couple of jars to work and gave them to a cast-iron-lined cow-orker, the bleepard ate a half-pint of it with a spoon and pronounced it "mild". Jeebus.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 23, 2020 05:28 PM (zlgJP)

246 Try a little Priest?


A priest is a bludgeon with which to humanely dispatch fish.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2020 05:28 PM (gd9RK)

247 VIA its a hour at least but we did the womens beauty shop there maybe 3 years ago. Hated that drive.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 05:29 PM (ZCEU2)

248 Peanuts are delicious.

I pretty much like peanuts in anything. Chopped up on Thai food. Straight out of the shell. Peanut butter cookies (real or Nutter Butter). Sammiches with strawberry jelly. Reese's cups. Tag-a-longs.

The other day I stopped and got little some candy at a place where they still do the penny candy thing and I got her those old school Chick-o-sticks, the old school peanut butter bars that have those really crispy layers in them, and some Mary Jane's.

Alas I could eat none of them, because I'm on a diet and my life sucks.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 05:29 PM (tfrVs)

249 Tabasco also just came out with their own version of Sriracha sauce. Haven't tried it yet.

I recommend it. It, of course, has the Tabasco undertone but a nice not too hot overall flavor.

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 23, 2020 05:30 PM (7s3Gx)

250 243
dartist, if you can wait 'til 2021, maybe we can coordinate our visits and meet up. :-)

That might be fun, God willing and the creek don't rise!

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:30 PM (K22Va)

251 "I'll be there for about 5 or 6 weeks, unless something changes between now and then."

Cool.

Reach out through the NoVaMoMe link to either weasel or Bluebell, via e-mail, and ask them to forward your e-mail to me.

Perhaps the house will be put together enough to entertain and have guests by then.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:30 PM (tT0V4)

252 Also, Arrogant Bastard now has a hot sauce.

CBD: I will look for that Mexi restaurant someday when I'm passing through Sedona, which I very much want to visit as it's one spot in Arizona I think I wouldn't mind living in someday. Thanks for the review.

And finally, re the stories of hot stuff on the way out: I consider myself very fortunate in that regard. I guess my body does a good job of sopping up the really spicy stuff, because although I've eaten some extremely spicy dishes, I've never had anything feel uncomfortable on the way out. Warm, yes, but always comfortably so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:30 PM (L2ZTs)

253
Okay, so here's The Best Hot Sauce in the Entire Universe.

Say, "Thank you, naturalfake." You might as well get that out of the way cuz you're gonna want to thank me after you try it.

It's called....

Marie Sharp "Smokin' Marie Sauce"

It's a sauce from Belize that made from smoked habanero peppers and a few other things.

Hot but not too hot and balanced by a wonderful smokey taste and smell.

Just great stuff. Makes everything better.

Buy it now.

Now!

You don't even have to fly to Belize. It's available on Amazon.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 23, 2020 05:31 PM (z0XD8)

254 About nine miles SW of Marble Canyon, AZ on route US-89A is Cliff Dwellers Lodge, at which we stayed on two different evenings twenty years ago when we visited both rims of the Grand Canyon ( I preferred the North Rim, myself). At that time it had NO in-room phones and NO television reception whatsoever. I took no small delight in revealing those facts to our two teenage kids as we were about to set out for it after dinner for our first night's stay -- they were appalled.

There's a restaurant there, too, run by the same outfit, but the menu was pedestrian. What was spectacular and well worth seeing were the night skies: clear and far reaching views in all directions save to the north (cliffs, duh).
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 04:58 PM (pNxlR)
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Been there! Actually, we had breakfast at the restaurant and did not spend the night. We were on a scouting trip to Kanab. And the food was pedestrian. Edible and pricey but nothing special. But the cliffs there (the Vermillion Cliffs) are stunning and I can imagine the night skies are wonderfully clear, as most of them are in this part of the world.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 05:31 PM (WFcrO)

255 CBD, did you happen to go by the Sedona Divine Oil Co? They have a copy of TDG.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 23, 2020 05:32 PM (h4GWf)

256 Gabby, sounds like I'd like it then. Thanks!

And I know some people don't like Tabasco. I'd bet it's at least partially because they've only had it stale. It does seem to weaken a bit after a month or so.

My recommendation, try some right out of a fresh-brewed bottle. It definitely at least seems thicker and more flavorful at that time. You might still not be crazy about it but it's the best way to try it IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:33 PM (L2ZTs)

257 247 Ulta was the name of that store, had to look it up.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 05:33 PM (ZCEU2)

258 Reach out through the NoVaMoMe link to either weasel or Bluebell, via e-mail, and ask them to forward your e-mail to me.

Perhaps the house will be put together enough to entertain and have guests by then.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:30 PM (tT0V4)


Sounds good, although just meeting up at a local watering hole for a drink or three and dinner would be good too.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 05:33 PM (J9I4C)

259 naturalfake, I'll look for that. Thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:33 PM (L2ZTs)

260 Been there! Actually, we had breakfast at the restaurant and did not spend the night. We were on a scouting trip to Kanab. And the food was pedestrian. Edible and pricey but nothing special. But the cliffs there (the Vermillion Cliffs) are stunning and I can imagine the night skies are wonderfully clear, as most of them are in this part of the world.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 05:31 PM (WFcrO)


Arizona is amazing. There are many different areas that have their own uniqueness and beauty.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 23, 2020 05:33 PM (aS1PU)

261 Kale is a gateway to crabgrass.

Posted by: klaftern at February 23, 2020 05:34 PM (RuIsu)

262 Beef pot pie came out great. Had to make the crust myself because no prepared crusts in the house. I'm actually good at it, but don't usually do it because lazy.

FWIW, CBD I remember you said that pastry was a challenge for you. It was for me too for a long time. My mom used a pastry cutter for the shortening. Tried that, also cutting in with knives. Finally tried fingers, which I figured would overwork the pastry, but that turned out to be the trick. YMMV.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at February 23, 2020 05:34 PM (fTtFy)

263 I have a small bottle of some super hot stuff.
Many years ago we had a couple of nitwits over. I broke this fire out for them. I warned them this stuff was crazy stupid, hot but they ignored me.
And then they started rubbing their eyes. I was picturing blindness and law suits.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:35 PM (xj+jQ)

264 "Sounds good, although just meeting up at a local watering hole for a drink or three and dinner would be good too."

That works too!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:35 PM (tT0V4)

265 Another thing I like about Tabasco is they have a lot lower sodium than other sauces. Good for old bastards with clogged arteries like me.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:35 PM (K22Va)

266 Skip, Ulta is the name of a big-time chain of makeup places in my area. Lots of locations. Considered rather high-end, but not as much as Sephora.

I once spoke to my 14-year-old niece about those places. Sure, she loves treating herself from time to time, but she's told me that for the price of one lipstick at Sephora or Ulta, she can buy a full table full of cosmetics at Walmart.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:35 PM (L2ZTs)

267 That peanut butter cookie recipe seems close to
the one in the Moron Cookbook; from Tonypete as I recall, and insofar as
my limited menu-French allows, though I don't see oatmeal in the
ingredients, or the rice krispies I typically use ... I usually make a
couple-three hundred of them every year at Christmas to hand out by the
paper-platefull to all and sundry ... quite a few go to Amish families
we buy produce from during the growing season.


Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 23, 2020 05:28 PM (zlgJP)

The photo has the French instructions because that's the side the expiration date is on (gotta have English and French on everything). If you want the English version I still have the jar and can type it out.

Posted by: Vendette at February 23, 2020 05:36 PM (nRNOc)

268 dartist, yup. I love the simplicity of the recipe too. Red pepper, vinegar, salt. That's it.

Northernlurker, the first time I tried Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce I got myself in big trouble because I didn't take it seriously and put a sizable gob on whatever it was I was eating that night. I had a surprise, oh boy. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:37 PM (L2ZTs)

269 I recently tried "Hot Sauce from Hell Devil's Revenge".

Too hot. Made me sweat after the second bite and burned going in and going out.

Pro Tip: Have an ice cube on stand by while on the thunder bucket and a little rub up and down on the burning area works wonders.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 23, 2020 05:38 PM (Z+IKu)

270 When traveling around Southern California, I couldn't understand why the chain Mexican restaurants survive. but they do.

Posted by: Colin at February 23, 2020 05:38 PM (sUl9n)

271 Yellowbird sauces made in Austin are excellent, and have received rave reviews from those I've shared them with.

Cartel Coffee in PDX (Concourse B, IIRC) is excellent. Maximo bueno!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 23, 2020 05:38 PM (DMUuz)

272 When I am in Canada, I like to try out different things that are available in the United States solely to detect the subtle differences between what is available in both countries. My favorite example: Kit Kats. I love them. Judge away. But anyways, there is a difference between the American ones, made under a license by Hershey, and the Nestle made ones available in Canada.

(I still think it is quite funny that in a country that has the metric system, you can order a 6 inch sandwich from Subway. Not a 15 cm sandwich; a 6 inch. Canadians, especially those my age and younger [given their switch to metric on 30 Sep 1977] do not know WTF "6 inches" is. Sort of like how the French do not know WTF a quarter pound is.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 23, 2020 05:38 PM (kFLDt)

273 Dave's? Yeah, that would do it.

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 23, 2020 05:39 PM (7s3Gx)

274 Chick-o-sticks, the old school peanut butter bars that have those really crispy layers in them...

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 05:29
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Loved Chick-o-sticks. Prolly couldn't eat them today either, BC. Would yank my crowns out.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 05:39 PM (Dhht7)

275 Colin, IMHO El Torito and Acapulco are good quality. No, not the most authentic, and I'm sure there are family-owned places that make everything there better, but I'd say you get your money's worth.

Also I admit I love the free salsa and chips at both places. :-) I could pull a Bernie Sanders and make a meal just out of them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:39 PM (L2ZTs)

276 "Sort of like how the French do not know WTF a quarter pound is.)"

A Royale?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:39 PM (tT0V4)

277 Pro Tip: Have an ice cube on stand by while on the thunder bucket and a little rub up and down on the burning area works wonders.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 23, 2020 05:38 PM

Right hand or left hand?

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:40 PM (xj+jQ)

278 Actually, reading the French instructions in the photo, it's 1 cup of the peanut butter, half a cup of sugar, and 1 egg.

Posted by: Vendette at February 23, 2020 05:40 PM (nRNOc)

279 240 Where in SC VIA? "

Summerville.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:23 PM (tT0V4)

Cool...right outside of Charleston. That's where my next job is. I'll be there for about 5 or 6 weeks, unless something changes between now and then.
Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 05:26 PM (J9I4C)

I got family out that way. It's a nice area.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 23, 2020 05:40 PM (kFLDt)

280 olddog, what's cookin?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 23, 2020 05:40 PM (h4GWf)

281 Pro Tip: Have an ice cube on stand by while on the thunder bucket and a little rub up and down on the burning area works wonders.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 23, 2020 05:38 PM


That's an Office Of The President-Elect level Tip!

Posted by: Mayor Pete at February 23, 2020 05:41 PM (DMUuz)

282 ...used to be a small restaurant down the street from work on Industrial Blvd.; it was an industrial section and you could go in early to pick up some grease to help coat your stomach from last nights bad chaser... It was called "Las Lupes" I think, but was known everywhere as "Lost Puppies"!
--- Lord, stay away from the chorizo sausage! (Egg breakfast tacos were hard to mess up)

Posted by: LaRro at February 23, 2020 05:41 PM (10GNe)

283 Some people are just fugbuckin nuts about the heat. I don't understand it.

I know of at least one hot sauce shop that actually sells capsaicin PILLS hotter than anything on earth. Millions of Scoville units. So many in fact, you have to sign a waiver before they'll sell them to you. My only question is, why???

I know that too much capsaicin at once can actually cause brain damage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:41 PM (L2ZTs)

284 Right hand or left hand?
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:40 PM


Don't be like ace. Know your threads.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 23, 2020 05:42 PM (DMUuz)

285 Some people are just fugbuckin nuts about the heat. I don't understand it.

I know of at least one hot sauce shop that actually sells capsaicin PILLS hotter than anything on earth. Millions of Scoville units. So many in fact, you have to sign a waiver before they'll sell them to you. My only question is, why???

I know that too much capsaicin at once can actually cause brain damage.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:41 PM (L2ZTs)

I've been to a spice store that has a couple of sauces that require a waiver.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:43 PM (xj+jQ)

286 I find fault with the pictures above. There is not a lime slice in evidence.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 23, 2020 05:43 PM (h4GWf)

287 b) I love my girl, and want her to be happy and healthy.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 23, 2020 05:21 PM (x8Wzq)


You are a good man, Pug.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 05:43 PM (TdMsT)

288 In my younger years, I used to buy chicken meals from a black owned takeout. They offered a smoking hot sauce covered chicken, where after a few minutes you just had to stop eating it. Miss those days when I wasn't taking a pill to control my stomach acid.

Posted by: Colin at February 23, 2020 05:43 PM (sUl9n)

289 181 I like Cholula hot sauce much better than Tabasco.. Tabasco is way too vinegary for me.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 23, 2020 05:08 PM (CjFDo)

I can see that. My father will explode in psychotic rage if he detects a molecule of vinegar in the air in his house. Probably right to this day and the man is pushing 80. Me, on the other hand, am far from hostile to vinegar (and have become more friendly to vinegar over time) so I have no problems with Tabasco. Except possibly with addiction.

One day I am going to make a pilgrimage to New Iberia, LA to see where this magic substance is made.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 23, 2020 05:43 PM (kFLDt)

290 The only cure I've ever found for over indulging in blazing hot spicy is a bite of apple. Kills the heat almost instantly for me. Nothing works for the other end.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:44 PM (K22Va)

291 286 I find fault with the pictures above. There is not a lime slice in evidence.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 23, 2020 05:43 PM (h4GWf)


Ben Had!

Come on over--I'll get limes!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 05:44 PM (TdMsT)

292 Northernlurker, yup. That's too much.

Slater's 50/50 supposedly has a spicy burger with so much heat, you have to sign a waiver if you order it. Not sure it'd be worth it to try.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:44 PM (L2ZTs)

293 Can anyone enlighten me about whether it is less expensive to use a toaster oven for (example) heating a frozen pizza or making tater tots, or should I use my gas oven?

I know there are a lot of variables and it depends on what your gas and electric rates are. I have been able to figure my electric costs 17.5 cents per kilowatt hour and my gas costs $7.20 per Mcf, but that doesn't really help me much. Anyone got thoughts on what is more efficient?

Posted by: cfo mom at February 23, 2020 05:44 PM (RfzVr)

294 One day I am going to make a pilgrimage to New Iberia, LA to see where this magic substance is made.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 23, 2020 05:43 PM (kFLDt)


I've never been there but I've heard that the air there smells like Tabasco.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 23, 2020 05:45 PM (aS1PU)

295 Decades ago, when we still lived in Chicago was the acme of homestyle Mexican food for us ... El Milagro on south Halsted by Maxwell St market, tacos for breakfast on Sunday mornings (always bought a couple "lengua" (tongue) because good, and they grossed out all my buddies ... out in the market, shrimp cocktails in plastic cups, "tamalitos calientes" out of big steaming coolers, little kids selling Corona longnecks out of buckets full of ice in defiance of the blue laws (cops would just confiscate the bucket from a little kid where they would arrest anyone else).

Elotes (corn-on-the-cob) from street vendors everywhere, paletas in the summer, oh my, so good.

The upside of "diversity".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 23, 2020 05:45 PM (zlgJP)

296 Ladyl, I'll bring the tequila.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 23, 2020 05:46 PM (h4GWf)

297 Here's a new cocktail, that I like to call-

The Pine-Scented Druid

1 oz Grande Liqueur de Sapins

1 oz Gin (use Navy Strength)

1 oz Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo is best)

1 oz fresh lime juice

Shake with ice. Strain into glass. Garnish with cherry (Luxardo Maraschino cherries are the shizznizzle)


Those of you with some cocktail know-how will recognize this as a variation on the "Last Word".

Sapin liqueur has some similarities to Chartreuse (more Yellow than Green) but is also brewed with fir buds. So, you get a really nice, oily pine taste and scent just making it's presence known in the after-taste. Delicious. I think I like it better than the "Last Word". And I luvz me some Last Word.

And Sapin make a nice digestif all by it's lonesome.

But, beware....it's 110 Proof.


Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 23, 2020 05:46 PM (z0XD8)

298 A store here in out town sells just about every hot sauce made, a whole wall of little bottles. All most like craft beers, a quarter of the local market has nothing but craft beers....

Posted by: Colin at February 23, 2020 05:46 PM (sUl9n)

299 "Sort of like how the French do not know WTF a quarter pound is.)"

We like it.

Lots of small family eating' places around there there as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 23, 2020 05:46 PM (tT0V4)

300 286 I find fault with the pictures above. There is not a lime slice in evidence.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 23, 2020 05:43 PM (h4GWf)

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Did you look in de coconut?

Posted by: Harry Nilsson at February 23, 2020 05:47 PM (EimXz)

301 DrWTF, supposedly the entire town of Gilroy, CA smells like garlic. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:47 PM (L2ZTs)

302 My freind eats the hottest peppers he can get, I figure the taste must besides being acquired my also get desensitized.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 05:48 PM (ZCEU2)

303 244 Pug, that is pure love. Blessings on you!
Posted by: Empire1 at February 23, 2020 05:27 PM (Zmx4Q)

Gracias.

We have never been wealthy, but we have each other, and two adult sons who are good men. Family-wise, I hit the jackpot, and that includes the rascals I grew up with (3 sisters, 3 brothers), and my folks.

Best thing: my lady still laughs at my dumb jokes. Mostly.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 23, 2020 05:48 PM (x8Wzq)

304 DrWTF, supposedly the entire town of Gilroy, CA smells like garlic. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:47 PM (L2ZTs)


I've been there and it does.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 23, 2020 05:48 PM (aS1PU)

305 Nothing works for the other end.
Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:44 PM (K22Va)

Preparation H. Srsly.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 23, 2020 05:49 PM (x8Wzq)

306 Leftovers, Ben Had. Daughter made stuffed bell peppers yesterday and working on those. (She's just learning to cook with me in the house.) Fixing Cob Salad for wifey.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 05:49 PM (Dhht7)

307 296 Ladyl, I'll bring the tequila.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 23, 2020 05:46 PM (h4GWf)


I've got gin and tonic water, too!!!

I'll leave the porch light on!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 05:49 PM (TdMsT)

308 I am shilling for the Sedona Divine Oils Co.

They have without a doubt the best olive oils I have ever used and I grew up with the Napa Valley oil Co,

Posted by: Ben Had at February 23, 2020 05:49 PM (h4GWf)

309 cfo mom. I would guess the toaster oven is much more cost effective. It takes less time to pre-heat and typically less time to bake. I use mine a lot when making small casseroles, baked beans for 2, etc. Much quicker and easier then the oven.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 23, 2020 05:49 PM (y3cwg)

310 Summerville used to be a small bedroom community. But with the expansion of Charleston it has become a Charleston suburb with extreme home prices for SC. A 1300 ft2 house

Posted by: Vic at February 23, 2020 05:50 PM (mpXpK)

311 El Milagro on south Halsted by Maxwell St market

Hands down, best tortilla chips around here.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:50 PM (K22Va)

312 b) I love my girl, and want her to be happy and healthy.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 23, 2020 05:21 PM (x8Wzq)


You are what I call a "luxury-model husband."

Posted by: Emmie at February 23, 2020 05:51 PM (87gB3)

313 I grow cayenne and Thai peppers, and dry them to grind them to powder. Last year I got smart and ran the grinder on the back porch, and then had an idiot moment and took the grinder into the kitchen to clean the burrs with a toothbrush over the sink and still Maced myself

Posted by: Sweeny Todd at February 23, 2020 05:51 PM (g1G5z)

314 Here's the website description of Slater's 50/50 super-spicy burger:

50 ALARM BURGER
So hot, you have to sign a waiver to eat it. Our 50/50 beef and bacon blend rubbed with ghost chile powder, topped with ghost chile jack cheese, grilled jalapenos, habanero-bacon spread and sunny-side up egg on a brioche bun with spicy fried peppers

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:51 PM (L2ZTs)

315
thnx CBD

Posted by: trapper's girl at February 23, 2020 05:26 PM (Kue/z)

You're very welcome!

[Anyone know what I did?]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 05:52 PM (dLLD6)

316 Arizona is amazing. There are many different areas that have their own uniqueness and beauty.
Posted by: DR.WTF at February 23, 2020 05:33 PM (aS1PU)
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Wait till you see Utah!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 05:53 PM (WFcrO)

317 Interesting about Mariposa. BIL and SIL love it. It's one of 4 to 6 restaurants owned by the same person. I believe she actually built Mariposa from scratch. Since it's right on the highway she should have known about the problem with car lights.
Her other establishments are in older buildings. One I believe used to be a Pizza Hut in a former life. We dined at 2 of them, not impressed with the swanky one but did enjoy the pizza place that took over the former Pizza Hut.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 23, 2020 05:53 PM (y3cwg)

318 I grow cayenne and Thai peppers, and dry them to grind them to powder. Last year I got smart and ran the grinder on the back porch, and then had an idiot moment and took the grinder into the kitchen to clean the burrs with a toothbrush over the sink and still Maced myself
Posted by: Sweeny Todd at February 23, 2020 05:51 PM (g1G5z)


Heh. When I was 8 or 9 I found a wild chili pepper plant in a vacant lot. I handled the peppers while admiring it. I went home to pee and WOW!

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 23, 2020 05:53 PM (aS1PU)

319 Utah is one of the nicest parts of Arizona.

Posted by: Mitt Romney, Severe Conservative & Leading Republican at February 23, 2020 05:53 PM (EimXz)

320 Wait till you see Utah!
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 05:53 PM (WFcrO)



I hear that Utah has them their very own, real honest to God-

Elder Statesman!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 23, 2020 05:54 PM (z0XD8)

321 Wait till you see Utah!

And try to find a real beer!

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:55 PM (K22Va)

322 Utah is very nice.

But, don't try the Orrin Hatch green chiles. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:55 PM (L2ZTs)

323 Finally tried fingers, which I figured would overwork the pastry, but that turned out to be the trick. YMMV.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at February 23, 2020 05:34 PM (fTtFy)
Great minds and all that...


That is exactly what I have discovered to be the best technique for me!

I rinse my hands in very cold water first...I don't know if it makes a difference but it seems like it should.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 05:55 PM (dLLD6)

324 Green Tabasco sauce is awesome used to flavor Mexican dishes. Highly recommended on tamales.

Posted by: The Guy at February 23, 2020 05:56 PM (6ykST)

325 We have never been wealthy, but we have each other, and two adult sons who are good men. Family-wise, I hit the jackpot, and that includes the rascals I grew up with (3 sisters, 3 brothers), and my folks.

Best thing: my lady still laughs at my dumb jokes. Mostly.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, at February 23, 2020 05:48
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A blessed man. Good on you, Pug.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 05:57 PM (Dhht7)

326 Can't say why except from cross breeding that the peppers I grow, always Anaheim and often Jalapeno can vary in hot from very mild to very hot.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 05:58 PM (ZCEU2)

327 Preparation H. Srsly.

Lol, I do keep a tube in the cabinet but try to stay away from situations where I'll need it.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:58 PM (K22Va)

328 Here's the website description of Slater's 50/50 super-spicy burger:

50 ALARM BURGER
So hot, you have to sign a waiver to eat it. Our 50/50 beef and bacon blend rubbed with ghost chile powder, topped with ghost chile jack cheese, grilled jalapenos, habanero-bacon spread and sunny-side up egg on a brioche bun with spicy fried peppers
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:51 PM (L2ZTs)

315

That's too much. I like spicy but I don't need to prove anything.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:58 PM (xj+jQ)

329 Green Tabasco sauce is awesome used to flavor Mexican dishes. Highly recommended on tamales.
Posted by: The Guy at February 23, 2020 05:56 PM (6ykST)

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No love for ketchup? Ketchup is great on everything.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 23, 2020 05:58 PM (EimXz)

330 neverenoughcaffeine - that's what I thought, but my husband claims that with gas being so much cheaper and the amount of gas needed to heat the oven to 400 as opposed to the amount of electricity to heat the toaster oven, that using the big oven is better, price wise.

I don't know, I think both of our ideas make sense and I have zero ideas how to figure it out. Probably is pennies and not worth my time.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 23, 2020 05:58 PM (RfzVr)

331 I like spicy but I don't need to prove anything.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 05:58 PM (xj+jQ)

Agree completely. If I can't taste the food past the heat then it is too hot.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 05:59 PM (dLLD6)

332 I hear that Utah has them their very own, real honest to God-
Elder Statesman!

Saving the repubic from ourselves he is

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 06:00 PM (ZCEU2)

333 Wait till you see Utah!

And try to find a real beer!
Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 05:55 PM (K22Va)
* * * *

Great craft breweries abound! Polygamy is a favorite.

As for "elder statesmen" politicians - they are up near Salt Lake, several hours and a universe away from here. And we arrived after the current members were already in place.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:01 PM (WFcrO)

334 [Anyone know what I did?]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 23, 2020 05:52
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Yes. Just being you and bringing Food Threads to us weekly. I think.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 06:01 PM (Dhht7)

335 CBD, are you at home for the next week?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 23, 2020 06:01 PM (h4GWf)

336 I'm 29 1/2 and have never been to Taco Bell. I like Tex-Mex but not hard shell tacos. They are just too messy.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at February 23, 2020 06:02 PM (G9Y8y)

337 6pm and still a little light out, whoo hoo!

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 06:02 PM (ZCEU2)

338 DrWTF, supposedly the entire town of Gilroy, CA smells like garlic. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 05:47 PM (L2ZTs)

It does. Sometimes you can even smell it on the other side of the County.

Nearby Morgan Hill smells like mushrooms, not nearly as strongly, but if you pass through, you'll notice it.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 23, 2020 06:02 PM (tVQUs)

339 Speaking of ho0t sauce...

Here's Gordon Ramsay on "The Hot Ones"

It's pretty funny and you can get an idea of the hot sauces you might want to try from his reactions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9DyHthJ6LA


I got "Cheeba Gold" after watching this. It's interesting - a curry-spiced habanero sauce.

But, there are many others.

Watch, laugh, and learn.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 23, 2020 06:03 PM (z0XD8)

340 cfo mom. Probably pennies, but the toaster oven is faster for small items. I'll take that when I'm running a bit behind on getting dinner to the table.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 23, 2020 06:03 PM (y3cwg)

341 Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 23, 2020 05:48 PM (x8Wzq)

That is wonderful!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2020 06:03 PM (WI7YS)

342 Gone for a bit. Came back to these pics. My stomach is growling so loud I'll bet the neighbors can hear it.


Back to the content.

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:04 PM (XxJt1)

343 Northernlurker and CBD, yup and yup.

If I do ever try that burger, I'll take it home first before eating it. I don't trust my lower GI to be able to handle it. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 06:05 PM (L2ZTs)

344 Surfperch, really? Wow. :-)
Between them, it probably smells like pizza.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 06:06 PM (L2ZTs)

345 I sure hope my elk meatballs turn out good...I worry I overworked them since I had forgotten the egg and had to reincorporate and shape everything again.
Posted by: Taylork at February 23, 2020 04:59 PM (+AUVB)
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Bet they are going to be just fine! You will have to let us know.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:06 PM (WFcrO)

346 The Guy, green jalapeno Tabasco sauce is indeed pretty tasty. Not too spicy either, just great flavor.

I like it on my mom's tuna casserole. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 06:06 PM (L2ZTs)

347 I work a couple blocks from the Phoenix Airport. Review sounds like it's worth giving a chance and I think going the extra mile to make a customer happy enough they go out and recommend it deserves some payback.

Posted by: Mst3k at February 23, 2020 06:07 PM (DTxSf)

348 Hey CBD! Watch out for Cannibal Bob, he just found out that you didn't call, visit, write while you were here in Phoenix. Glad you found a good restaurant in Phoenix. Sedona has beautiful landscape but the people up there are a bit too much for me.

Posted by: Heidi at February 23, 2020 06:08 PM (Orx/W)

349 I've also found throwing in some diced jalapenos does wonders for Stove Top stuffing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 06:08 PM (L2ZTs)

350 Happy Food Thread!!!!
Son's birthday is today, and i made the Ramdan from Parasite for him. Apparently i did okay, cause he said it was really good.

Very easy, with a rib eye cut into pieces, salted, peppered and seared in olive oil, make the chappagetti and neoguri noodles, waiting until the noodles are cooked before draining part of the water and then adding the seasonings. Top with the seared steak and then enjoy!!

Posted by: Moki at February 23, 2020 06:08 PM (mFoNl)

351 LOL! Read that as "buerre de arachnide".

Spider butter?

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:09 PM (XxJt1)

352 Cicero, throw some Tabasco into that ketchup and then come talk to me

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 23, 2020 06:09 PM (L2ZTs)

353 Believe it or not, you can get good beer in Utah.

And liquor. just have to find a State Store. More of them in SLC than in some of the weird small towns.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 23, 2020 06:11 PM (x8Wzq)

354 When I got my first smoker I smoked everything just to try it. Smoked a bunch of jalapeno's and couldn't believe how much hotter they had become. I don't know if it was because the heat released the oils or what but I couldn't eat them. I think I turned them into chipoltles without the tomatoes.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 06:12 PM (K22Va)

355 I see CDB ran into Sedona Snobtards. I won't get it to that we are in Phoenix and would have loved to meet Mrs. CBD

Anyway Sedona has become overrun by Cali-East Coast Dbags and New Age charlatans. Sure, go get your chakras balanced by some guy from Joyzee with a ponytail and earrings. Or get harmonic therapy and psychic surgery from some ex-surf bum from Cali. Yeah, no thanks. Red rocks are awesome though.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:14 PM (Orx/W)

356 I drove across Utah a few years ago and wasn't impressed. Of course, it was on I-80 so it was nothing but high desert plains.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 06:15 PM (J9I4C)

357 6 OT Early:

A Flat Earth Lunatic named Mad Mike Hughes launched himself into the air on Saturday on a homemade rocket ship, as part of his quest to prove that the Earth is shaped like a frisbee.

Results pretty predictable:

https://tinyurl.com/Mad-Mike-Rocket

ProTip: Make sure parachute doesn't deploy on takeoff.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 23, 2020 04:06 PM (M2rKR)


Gravity can be a helpful tool, or it can be a real b!tch. Carefully determine which it will be before making drop cookies or jumping off a 200-foot building!

Posted by: Gref at February 23, 2020 06:15 PM (AMIL/)

358 Watching this crazy golf tournament from Mexico. Wonder how the Mexican food is down there?

Posted by: Caliban at February 23, 2020 06:15 PM (QE8X6)

359

Okay all you cooks.
You have browned some dove breasts and finished em off in the oven in a rectangle cake dish with Gallo hearty burgundy.

Any particular spices you're going to add to the wine along with sour cream to make the sauce?

The birds and then the sauce are going on top of noodles.

Posted by: teej at February 23, 2020 06:15 PM (CeZq3)

360 Believe it or not, you can get good beer in Utah.

And liquor. just have to find a State Store. More of them in SLC than in some of the weird small towns.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 23, 2020 06:11 PM (x8Wzq)
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Whoa, buddy! Who ya callin' weird? Actually, there is a movement afoot to roll out some private-public liquor stores in Utah. And I have found that any town that has cowboys, has a place to buy liquor. Supply meets demand.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:16 PM (WFcrO)

361 LOL! Read that as "buerre de arachnide".

Spider butter?



Spider butts. Or "hindquarters" for those more refined.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 23, 2020 06:16 PM (HaL55)

362 CBD, your mention of the beans reminds me. Someone (I think here and maybe sidebar) posted a link to beans in the Instant Pot. You have to try these. They're fantastic. I can't link on this tablet and I'm too lazy to move to the desktop but if you DuckDuck "instant pot beans better from scratch" it will come up. This is THE bean recipe.

pssst...But use half the vinegar.

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:16 PM (XxJt1)

363 I drove across Utah a few years ago and wasn't impressed. Of course, it was on I-80 so it was nothing but high desert plains.
Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 06:15 PM (J9I4C)
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The same trip on I-70 would be vastly different. Such amazing views!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:18 PM (WFcrO)

364 teej...a little sage?

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:20 PM (XxJt1)

365 by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:16 PM (WFcrO)

361 LOL! Read that as "buerre de arachnide".

Spider butter?


Spider butts. Or "hindquarters" for those more refined.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 23, 2020 06:16 PM (HaL55)

In a cook book I have somewhere I came across a recipe for big assed ants. Using the Spanish words of course.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 06:21 PM (xj+jQ)

366 I hope Mr Madrigal reads this.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 23, 2020 06:21 PM (VHffN)

367

Maybe creeper.
I'm clueless. It's how the ex cooked dove. After eating it I swore I'd never eat dove just wrapped in bacon and grilled.

I have really missed dove hunting.

Posted by: teej at February 23, 2020 06:22 PM (CeZq3)

368 @cannibal blob if you're ever down to try summa these tacos at lunch lemme know

Posted by: Mst3k at February 23, 2020 06:23 PM (DTxSf)

369 Results pretty predictable:

https://tinyurl.com/Mad-Mike-Rocket

ProTip: Make sure parachute doesn't deploy on takeoff.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 23, 2020 04:06 PM (M2rKR)

Whoa. Thinning the herd.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:23 PM (Orx/W)

370 Any particular spices you're going to add to the wine along with sour cream to make the sauce?

The birds and then the sauce are going on top of noodles.
Posted by: teej at February 23, 2020 06:15 PM (CeZq3)
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Thyme is delicious with chicken, and should be with dove.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:23 PM (WFcrO)

371 Weird. "Find in page" (search) does not find my name @362. Skips right over that comment. Pixy? You okay?

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:25 PM (XxJt1)

372 Oh, teej... a hint of nutmeg might be good to set off the sour cream.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:25 PM (WFcrO)

373 After eating it I swore I'd never eat dove just wrapped in bacon and grilled.


What about a jalapeno with cream cheese and bacon wrapped? I love dove cooked like that.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 06:25 PM (MmFTx)

374 The wind in Moab drove me out of there. That red dust gets everywhere.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 06:25 PM (K22Va)

375 Who knew that driving from 30 miles south of Laramie to just west of San Francisco would take 20 hours? With a brief stop in Battle Mountain, NV because the bearings went out on our tool trailer about a mile and a half from that exit. Talk about being out in the middle of nowhere, that's Battle Mountain NV. and maybe that someone was looking out for us because anywhere else on that stretch of interstate and that trailer would have been sitting on the side of the highway for a while.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 06:27 PM (J9I4C)

376 You know the song "Ring of Fire" Johnny Cash sang?

It's actually about your reaction to spicy food the next day.

"And it burns, burns, burns...."

IOW catastrophic failure of your O-rings.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at February 23, 2020 06:27 PM (WJcbb)

377 368 @cannibal blob if you're ever down to try summa these tacos at lunch lemme know

Posted by: Mst3k at February 23, 2020 06:23 PM (DTxSf)

Another SE moron. Excellent. I have to admit I'm not crazy about Mexican food Mst3k. Tacos, Burritos. Meh. Ok with tamales but not crazy about them. Except Menudo. I love Menudo.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:28 PM (Orx/W)

378 Weird. "Find in page" (search) does not find my name @362. Skips right over that comment. Pixy? You okay?
Posted by: creeper


That works on my machine. It finds your name is 5 "posted by" lines (including 362), and one reply.

Posted by: mikeski at February 23, 2020 06:28 PM (P1f+c)

379 re: Herbs

My dad told me, "When you want something but you don't know what you want you want thyme."

Going with Legally Sufficient on this. Scratch the sage.

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:28 PM (XxJt1)

380 Got all the ingredients for wife's Cobb Salad cooked and chopped. Waiting and 30 mins until she's ready to eat. Hollywood's Brown Derby would be impressed.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 06:28 PM (Dhht7)

381 Watched that Mad Mike video awhile ago, wtf was he thinking?

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 06:29 PM (ZCEU2)

382 After eating it I swore I'd never eat dove just wrapped in bacon and grilled.


One of my hunting buddy's dad back home in Alabama would pan-fry ours in sauce that I think may have been wine-based. Mmmm, fine eatin'...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 23, 2020 06:30 PM (HaL55)

383 Sedona has beautiful landscape but the people up there are a bit too much for me.
Posted by: Heidi at February 23, 2020 06:08 PM (Orx/W)
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You can safely freeze the uneaten portions.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 23, 2020 06:30 PM (Dc2NZ)

384 My aunt makes a delicious dove gumbo. I haven't had that in forever.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 06:30 PM (MmFTx)

385 I just found out theres a town in AZ called Nothing. And yep, theres nothing there. Hardly a ghost town. One abandoned trashed store.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:30 PM (Orx/W)

386

Might have been some Thyme, LS.
Don't think there was any nutmeg. I know that taste.

Don't know about the jalapeno thing.
They have their place but, for me, that doesn't include being a large portion of the main course.

Posted by: teej at February 23, 2020 06:31 PM (CeZq3)

387 Legally Sufficient, I wish you would make up our minds. Nutmeg would be heavenly, too.

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:31 PM (XxJt1)

388 Damn. SW I meant.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:31 PM (Orx/W)

389 381 Watched that Mad Mike video awhile ago, wtf was he thinking?
Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 06:29 PM (ZCEU2)
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He had a little time to regret his chute deployment setup.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 06:32 PM (MVjcR)

390 ---
You can safely freeze the uneaten portions.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 23, 2020 06:30 PM (Dc2NZ)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:33 PM (TdMsT)

391 Got all the ingredients for wife's Cobb Salad cooked and chopped. Waiting and 30 mins until she's ready to eat. Hollywood's Brown Derby would be impressed.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 06:28 PM (Dhht7)
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You're a good man, olddog!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:33 PM (WFcrO)

392 mikeski, thanks for running it. I tried a fourth time, after I'd posted another comment and it came up. Quien sabe?

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:34 PM (XxJt1)

393 389 381 Watched that Mad Mike video awhile ago, wtf was he thinking?
Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 06:29 PM (ZCEU2)
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He had a little time to regret his chute deployment setup.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 06:32 PM (MVjcR)

I keep watching it. Sometimes someone that stupid...I mean you can't help but shake your head and laugh. Hell the guy with the lawn chair, helium balloons and a BB gun had a better plan than him.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:35 PM (Orx/W)

394 I guess Mad Mike did die as hitting the ground a couple of hundred miles a hour isn't to survivable

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 06:35 PM (ZCEU2)

395 Legally Sufficient, I wish you would make up our minds. Nutmeg would be heavenly, too.
Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:31 PM (XxJt1)
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Embrace the healing power of "and" my friend! I like a little nutmeg in creamy sauces and some soups (like potato soup). Just enough nutmeg in there to make you think you taste it, but yet you are not really sure.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:36 PM (WFcrO)

396 393 389 381 Watched that Mad Mike video awhile ago, wtf was he thinking?
Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 06:29 PM (ZCEU2)
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He had a little time to regret his chute deployment setup.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 06:32 PM (MVjcR)

I keep watching it. Sometimes someone that stupid...I mean you can't help but shake your head and laugh. Hell the guy with the lawn chair, helium balloons and a BB gun had a better plan than him.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:35 PM (Orx/W)
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Clearly not a rocket surgeon.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 06:36 PM (MVjcR)

397 The Guy, green jalapeno Tabasco sauce is indeed pretty tasty. Not too spicy either, just great flavor.

I like it on my mom's tuna casserole. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve


Tabasco Green is excellent on raw oysters.

Posted by: Miklos, Molluskatorian at February 23, 2020 06:37 PM (QzkSJ)

398

Thyme it is then. I'm gonna guess a little goes a long way?
Like maybe half a teaspoon to a couple pints of wine?
I figure I'll just keep adding the sour cream till I hit the right thickness.

Watch out dovies! I've got a LT-20 and it's loaded for bear, er, doves.

Posted by: teej at February 23, 2020 06:37 PM (CeZq3)

399 Never been to Sedona, but I've been to Albuquerque NM and those people there are just weird. Me and a buddy were working on the job and this dude comes traipsing in wearing a pair of rainbow colored spandex pants. We both looked at each other and said man...I'll never get that image out of my head. Spandex is ruined forever.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 06:37 PM (J9I4C)

400

Come Sept 1st, it's on.

Posted by: teej at February 23, 2020 06:38 PM (CeZq3)

401 I pondered roasting a head of cauliflower in spices and then making curried cauliflower with chick peas in ginger sauce, but then I parked my butt in front of the 'puter and now I'm eating white meat chicken out of a can. And it's good.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 23, 2020 06:38 PM (Dc2NZ)

402 You can safely freeze the uneaten portions.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 23, 2020 06:30 PM (Dc2NZ)

LOL! Bob is the lone cannibal in the family...I was a vegetarian for the first 20+ years of our marriage. I have added back chicken, etc. but leave the hobos to Bob.

Posted by: Heidi at February 23, 2020 06:38 PM (Orx/W)

403 Clearly not a rocket surgeon.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 06:36 PM (MVjcR)


LOL. No shit Weasel. gees. Darwin all the way.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:38 PM (Orx/W)

404 139
I stole a red rock from Sedona. It's on my bookshelf...
Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (TdMsT)
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I'm telling.
Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

Is that like stealing tears from Pele?

Posted by: Fox2! at February 23, 2020 06:38 PM (qyH+l)

405 Teej, be sure to rub the thyme between your fingers as it goes from jar to sauce. More yummier!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:39 PM (WFcrO)

406 You're a good man, olddog!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:33
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*blushes* Thanks, LS. But behind every good man is a great woman.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 23, 2020 06:39 PM (Dhht7)

407 Mad Mike Hoare > Mad Mike Rocket Boy Flat Earther

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 23, 2020 06:40 PM (Z+IKu)

408 404 139
I stole a red rock from Sedona. It's on my bookshelf...

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (TdMsT)
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I'm telling.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

I KNEW something was missing!

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:40 PM (Orx/W)

409 "401 I pondered roasting a head of cauliflower in spices and then making curried cauliflower with chick peas in ginger sauce, but then I parked my butt in front of the 'puter and I'm eating white meat chicken out of a can. And it's good.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 23, 2020 06:38 PM (Dc2NZ) "




I have found myself in that kind of situation a few times, myself ... and so has Mrs. Eez !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 23, 2020 06:41 PM (zlgJP)

410 CBD
I thought I would mention the photos of the tacos are upside down or maybe you did that on purpose?

Posted by: Jon at February 23, 2020 06:42 PM (Uq2FT)

411 404 139
I stole a red rock from Sedona. It's on my bookshelf...
Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (TdMsT)
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I'm telling.
Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

Is that like stealing tears from Pele?
Posted by: Fox2! at February 23, 2020 06:38 PM (qyH+l)


Better.

It makes leftists cry when they see it on my bookshelf.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:42 PM (TdMsT)

412
If one "steals" a rock from somewhere on Earth and does not launch it into space, can one be said to actually have stolen it?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 06:42 PM (cUjHa)

413
I KNEW something was missing!
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:40 PM (Orx/W)
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Yeah! Now the whole damn place is harmonically imbalanced and shit.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 06:42 PM (MVjcR)

414 Of all things a turkey sale at the grocery store. I thought.. WTF. Bought a 17 pounder to cook in the Big Easy this weekend.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:42 PM (Orx/W)

415 I stole a red rock from Sedona. It's on my bookshelf...

Posted by: Ladyl

I have some Healing Crystals, for a very reasonable compensation.

Remain Blessed

Posted by: Holistic Healer Miklos, for all Modalities at February 23, 2020 06:43 PM (QzkSJ)

416 413
I KNEW something was missing!
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:40 PM (Orx/W)
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Yeah! Now the whole damn place is harmonically imbalanced and shit.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 06:42 PM (MVjcR)


Well you can cross that of your list of places to visit now that LadyL RUINED it.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:44 PM (Orx/W)

417 darwin designed mad mike's rocketship. darwin always wins.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 23, 2020 06:44 PM (KP5rU)

418 Yeah! Now the whole damn place is harmonically imbalanced and shit.
Posted by: Weasel

Ancient Southwestern Feng Shui Theorists say YES

Posted by: Miklos, balanced and mindful at February 23, 2020 06:45 PM (QzkSJ)

419 Traveling Man, I forwarded your email to VIA. Sorry I'm such an airhead and can't type either.

Posted by: bluebell at February 23, 2020 06:45 PM (/669Q)

420 Cooking turkey outside of holiday season is so transgressional!

I often have a mini-Thanksgiving feast in the summer just to have all those turkey leftovers and to smell those fall spices.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 23, 2020 06:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

421 Yay! Late to the Food Thread!

Still playing with the sous vide circulator with great results. Other than that, been reupholstering dining room chairs all afternoon. One project down.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 23, 2020 06:45 PM (rBtIz)

422 Yeah! Now the whole damn place is harmonically imbalanced and shit.


That Japanese funk shwing thingy is all out of whack.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 23, 2020 06:45 PM (HaL55)

423
413
I KNEW something was missing!
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:40 PM (Orx/W)
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Yeah! Now the whole damn place is harmonically imbalanced and shit.
Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2020 06:42 PM (MVjcR)




Bwahahaha!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:45 PM (TdMsT)

424 415 I stole a red rock from Sedona. It's on my bookshelf...

Posted by: Ladyl

I hope it's not a red rock spider.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 06:46 PM (xj+jQ)

425 170 Kale is one of the initial steps in the Left's march to misery.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 05:03 PM (TdMsT)

You'd think a gateway drug would be more tempting.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 05:04 PM (NWiLs)

The next step is arugula.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 23, 2020 06:47 PM (qyH+l)

426

Well you can cross that of your list of places to visit now that LadyL RUINED it.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:44 PM (Orx/W)


I did! I ruined it and laughed all the way home on the plane!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:47 PM (TdMsT)

427 The next step is arugula.
Posted by: Fox2! at February 23, 2020 06:47 PM (qyH+l)


Oh no no. The next hundred steps are goat cheese.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:48 PM (TdMsT)

428 A hysterical piece piece by Larry Correia on a 'Wall of Flame Challenge'

https://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/wall-of-flame-challenge/

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at February 23, 2020 06:49 PM (d6mdH)

429 OK so true story about Sedona. Talked to some lunatic that said when she and her husband went there and they got too close to a Vortex which is some kind of supposed energy source up there that the Indians went to. She said, no shit...that her husband got so light near them that they had to put rocks in his pockets to keep him grounded.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:49 PM (Orx/W)

430 *pours some good hot sauce through to Miklos' USB port*


You won that one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 23, 2020 06:49 PM (HaL55)

431 they always say 'Well, he died doing what he loved'


I guess Mad Mike loved doing faceplants at terminal velocity

RIP you magnificent crazy fucker

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 23, 2020 06:49 PM (iTXRQ)

432 Oh no no. The next hundred steps are goat cheese.
Posted by: Ladyl

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Where do garbanzo beans fall on the Ladyl YUCK! scale?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 23, 2020 06:49 PM (Y4EXg)

433 Freshly microplaned whole nutmeg. I couldn't believe the difference until I tried it.

The microplane does a great job on lemon zest, too.

This IS the Food Thread, right?

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:50 PM (XxJt1)

434
I did! I ruined it and laughed all the way home on the plane!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:47 PM (TdMsT)

MONSTER! Lol!

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 23, 2020 06:50 PM (Orx/W)

435 The wind in Moab drove me out of there. That red dust gets everywhere.
Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 06:25 PM (K22Va)
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I hear ya on that one! Did you ever go up river from Moab? Maybe visit Red Cliffs Inn? They used to shoot a lot of movies in that area. Spectacular scenery.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:50 PM (WFcrO)

436 The next step is arugula.
Posted by: Fox2! at February 23, 2020 06:47 PM (qyH+l)


Oh no no. The next hundred steps are goat cheese.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:48 PM (T

After that someone needs to let you eat your waffle.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 06:50 PM (xj+jQ)

437 Mmmmm.

Pork tenderloin w/ garlic & black pepper, roasted red 'taters, homemade applesauce.
We were not troubled with putting away leftovers.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 23, 2020 06:51 PM (zlgJP)

438 We have been to Avery Island , the Tabasco factory, a few times. We took the grandkids last summer and their favorite part was the tasting in the gift shop. They have all of their sauces, marinades, pickled vegetables and jellies to taste before you buy. It was interesting to see what the kids would try and what they instinctively knew what was not good. I don't care for Tabasco, too vinegary. They give you a goody bag of Tabasco sauces when you buy your tickets.

Posted by: Abby at February 23, 2020 06:52 PM (SM/op)

439 Where do garbanzo beans fall on the Ladyl YUCK! scale?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 23, 2020 06:49 PM (Y4EXg)


Urp!

Garbanzo beans figure prominently. They appear on at least steps 1-10.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:52 PM (TdMsT)

440 I'm a cupcake in search of my stud muffin.

Posted by: Lena D. at February 23, 2020 06:52 PM (DMUuz)

441 "her husband got so light near them that they had to put rocks in his pockets to keep him grounded."

Gas from the tacos?

Posted by: freaked at February 23, 2020 06:52 PM (Tnijr)

442 Traveling Man, I forwarded your email to VIA. Sorry I'm such an airhead and can't type either.
Posted by: bluebell at February 23, 2020 06:45 PM (/669Q)


No worries. I can't type ether.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 23, 2020 06:52 PM (J9I4C)

443 Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce (Est. 186 is the perfect condiment. Amen.

Posted by: eastofsuez at February 23, 2020 06:53 PM (U2zca)

444
After that someone needs to let you eat your waffle.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 23, 2020 06:50 PM (xj+jQ)


Is it gluten-free?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:54 PM (TdMsT)

445 You guys are making me hungry. Leftover steak it is. Later.
creep out

Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:54 PM (XxJt1)

446 I'm a cupcake in search of my stud muffin.
Posted by: Lena D. at February 23, 2020 06:52 PM (DMUuz)
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Well, bless your heart.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:55 PM (WFcrO)

447 I thought long ago the Leftward march was started by tofu

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 06:55 PM (ZCEU2)

448 Freshly microplaned whole nutmeg. I couldn't believe the difference until I tried it.

The microplane does a great job on lemon zest, too.

This IS the Food Thread, right?
Posted by: creeper at February 23, 2020 06:50 PM (XxJt1)
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Correct on all counts!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 06:56 PM (WFcrO)

449 We had Armadillo chicken for dinner. It's supposed to be Amarillo chicken, but I really don't know why it's called that.

Posted by: freaked at February 23, 2020 06:56 PM (Tnijr)

450 Of course Vietnamese and some Thai dishes have always used lettuce as the "tortilla", with great success.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 04:19 PM (El6T/)

Koreans too. The galbi, bulgogi bbq meat stuff is supposed to be wrapped in lettuce, with sauces and pickled vegetables. I love that shit.

Posted by: Al Crapton at February 23, 2020 06:56 PM (GlmxK)

451 447 I thought long ago the Leftward march was started by tofu
Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 06:55 PM (ZCEU2)


I think you are right!

My bad.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 23, 2020 06:57 PM (TdMsT)

452
She said, no shit...that her husband got so light near them that they had to put rocks in his pockets to keep him grounded.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob


The ones in his head weren't up to the task, hunh?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 06:57 PM (cUjHa)

453 RE: 182--While in Jerome, try The Asylum for dinner--a bit pricey, but great views and good food. And My Lovely Bride swears by an adult beverage they call Liquid Valium.

Posted by: Joseph E. Shaffer at February 23, 2020 06:57 PM (Qf08A)

454 Sounds like a great place to go backpacking Krebs.

Posted by: freaked at February 23, 2020 06:58 PM (Tnijr)

455

Rub the thyme between my fingers?
Okay, now you're just funnin' me.
What's next, a snipe hunt?

Posted by: teej at February 23, 2020 06:58 PM (CeZq3)

456
We had Armadillo chicken for dinner. It's supposed to be Amarillo chicken, but I really don't know why it's called that.
Posted by: freaked


You, on the other hand, slip a fresh road-killed 'dillo into the recipe every now and then, right?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 06:59 PM (cUjHa)

457 I hear ya on that one! Did you ever go up river from Moab? Maybe visit
Red Cliffs Inn? They used to shoot a lot of movies in that area.
Spectacular scenery.

I did not but I agree on the spectacular scenery on the Colorado river. The wind got into the 75 Coleman pop-up I was camping in a little much. Never enough time to spend to appreciate everything even if you live there, I imagine.

Posted by: dartist at February 23, 2020 07:00 PM (K22Va)

458 Rub the thyme between my fingers?
Okay, now you're just funnin' me.
What's next, a snipe hunt?
Posted by: teej at February 23, 2020 06:58 PM (CeZq3)
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Crushing the herbs ups the flavor, my good man! I would not fun you or send you on a snipe hunt... swearsies.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 23, 2020 07:00 PM (WFcrO)

459 Ms. Yoko Ono's appearance on the Gun Thread has been cancelled, due to circumstances.

Posted by: Colonel Cathcart at February 23, 2020 07:01 PM (DMUuz)

460 "You, on the other hand, slip a fresh road-killed 'dillo into the recipe every now and then, right?"

It's one of Mrs f'd's specialities. I don't ask questions.

Posted by: freaked at February 23, 2020 07:01 PM (Tnijr)

461
Sounds like a great place to go backpacking Krebs.
Posted by: freaked


Someday, maybe. I'd have to watch out for those vortices and galactic wormholes, though

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 23, 2020 07:01 PM (cUjHa)

462 GUN NOOD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at February 23, 2020 07:01 PM (ZCEU2)

463 Chickens have armor? Where in Texas?

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 07:02 PM (ZCEU2)

464
Sedona supposedly has a spiritual energy vortex. I think it's actually a spiritual bunghole.

Years ago we went into a hamburger restaurant there. The snotty (owner? blue jean clad maitre d'?) led us past unoccupied tables back to one wedged next to the bathrooms and waiter station. After being ignored for 30 minutes, we walked across the street to a Mexican place, got immediate service and had a good old time.

There is a sickness in that town.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 23, 2020 07:05 PM (t5m5e)

465
Maybe the snotty restaurant thing is a business strategy. Start acting exclusive, and you'll become exclusive. Start treating the customers like crap, and they'll think they deserve it.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 23, 2020 07:07 PM (t5m5e)

466 CBD not going to change the photos right side up to calm my ocd

Posted by: Jon at February 23, 2020 07:30 PM (Uq2FT)

467 Every so often you come across something that just fits.
It is a prefect match between person and object.
I bought Mrs D a S&W .380 that, frankly felt really good just to hold and point. A range session is complete and I have to report that it is an excellent piece.
Sometimes man and machine come together and its just the right fit. Yes, a .380 isn't a 9mm or a .45 but when you can center and shoot without even thinking about it and keep everything in the small circle, its worth noting.
And keeping.
It will become my new personal carry piece.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 23, 2020 08:29 PM (axyOa)

468 Enchantment Resort in Sedona was also wonderful dining, red rocks right in your face.

Posted by: Summer of Love at February 23, 2020 08:40 PM (FJrl0)

469 CNN International

President Trump - whose diet is often a rotation of steaks, burgers and meatloaf - faces a potential shock as he prepares to travel to India, where Hindus are the majority and cows are revered as sacred.

Posted by: SMOD at February 23, 2020 08:40 PM (X5CsJ)

470 Upside down tacos

Posted by: Rd at February 23, 2020 08:55 PM (PWD4w)

471 Valentina hot sauce, medium or hot about $2 per bottle (pint)

Posted by: mildycitrusy at February 23, 2020 09:40 PM (aVmhV)

472 Excellent post, especially about the restaurant in Phoenix.

But one serious error:
"well-marbled NY strips"
has to be:
"well-marbled KC strips"

Posted by: Roland Hirsch at February 23, 2020 11:45 PM (oMkPq)

473 RE: 468
Enchantment Resort in Sedona--the most beautiful tennis resort in the great state of Arizona. The head pro, Nelson Banes, is a great guy and hitting with him for an hour is a fun and exhausting experience.

Posted by: Joseph E. Shaffer at February 23, 2020 11:59 PM (Qf08A)

474 Right on 473, such a great state.

Posted by: Summer of Love at February 24, 2020 01:12 AM (FJrl0)

475 BECAUSE THE WEST WAS NOT WON ON SALAD

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 24, 2020 05:07 PM (wGqjj)

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