Food Thread: The Fault, Dear Duck, Is Not In Our Tastes, But In Ourselves, That We Are Gluttons

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Duck is a marvel, and very few preparations are more trouble than duck confit, which is nothing more than poaching the duck for a very long time in copious quantities of duck fat. But most people don't have a quart or two of duck fat in their freezers, so it is a dish that is best left to restaurants.

Wait! Sous Vide Man strikes again! There is enough fat in and around a duck leg (the preferred piece for confit) that the confined space in a cooking bag is perfect for that gentle, long poach. Gone are the days of hoarding duck fat, going on midnight raiding parties to other neighborhoods in the hope that someone's duck-fat stash has been left unguarded, or even worse buying from black marketeers selling substandard and probably illegal fat.

Well, what's a fellow to do if he has access to a fine poultry farm that is more than happy to sell him a bunch of duck legs (with a lot of back skin and fat attached)? Yup...I bought several of the fat little things (ouch...they were not cheap) and got about a pint of beautiful rendered fat from the extra skin, and those confit duck legs happily chilling in the refrigerator for tonight's dinner.

10 minutes in a very hot oven, and they should be good to go with some roasted asparagus and a tart salad of some sort, just to cut the richness of the duck.

Yeah...I am getting just a bit sick and tired of cooking every single meal, so I am going farther and farther afield to keep my palate and my psyche entertained.

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This is very interesting, but clearly old news. There has always been a network of these small to mid-sized farms that cater to their neighbors and the well-heeled. And unsaid in the article is any mention of the fact that these farmers and ranchers are doing it TO MAKE MORE MONEY! It's the free market at work, and one of the reasons why there aren't more slaughterhouses in this country is that the government has placed unbelievable regulatory barriers in front of anyone who wants to open one.

Farmers dubbed the 'Carbon Cowboys' say business is booming during coronavirus

“With more processors, more farms can transform and thus grow small businesses and the rural economy,” he added. “These communities that are dead and boarded up will come to life and rural economies will surge. The country’s economy surges when small businesses and communities thrive.”
But, as expected, it turned into a screed about the vanishing farm and rural life and the nobility of small-scale agriculture, when the reality is that most people don't want or can't afford boutique food, and would prefer cheap, good quality stuff no matter how far it had to travel.
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Oh good, because nature has been on a losing streak recently and really needs a solid win.

New freeze-resistant trichinella species discovered

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The dude's not wearing pants.

Although...I do agree about the tipping. Most of us have more money than the folks behind the bar slinging our booze, and if they do a halfway decent job I think they should be rewarded. I have done some careful observing in bars over many years, and I discovered long ago that many people are cheap bastards and either don't tip or tip a small amount. And a good bartender is as important a cog in the machinery of society as a fine physician or a good mechanic or the guy who empties your septic tank, so the good ones deserve our appreciation.

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I know you endeavor to keep the Food Thread as a sanctuary from that which-shall-not-be-named, but I thought y'all might get a kick out of this anyway.

Last weekend I turned 29, again, and decided to do a brief pub crawl around town here in East Tennessee.

Tennessee recently lifted some restrictions in Phase 1 of reopening and though business at bars was not booming, to say the least, my heart was lifted somewhat by the creativity of local establishments.

At the first bar, as Tennessee has lifted only for food service establishments, my bartender informed me that I must order food in order to drink. Her suggestion? A 50 cent order of celery covered requirements. She noticed I didn't eat any as I pounded down three Miller Lite bottles. Sensing I was unhappy with my meal, she comped the celery from my tab. Bill: $9.00. Gratuity: $10.

At the second bar, Tennessee has strongly suggested staff wear masks. The bartender wore a mask around his bicep. One Jameson Irish Whiskey, Tab: $7.00. Gratuity: $5.

Third bar (picture attached), Tennessee law still prohibits seating guests at the bar, but permits seating at tables in groups of 6.. The solution? Long, rectangular tables were pushed up against the bar, where customers could congregate in groups of 4. The tables were spaced 6 feet apart at the breaks. 2 double Jameson rocks. Tab: $30. Gratuity: $10.

The fourth bar was the one most after my heart. A pool hall that wasn't technically allowed to be open, as they had no kitchen service. All bets were off. Open seating. Bar stools removed, but customers still standing at bar talking. The only change? Cash only, such that credit card sales would not tip off the authorities. 4 Miller Lites: $10. Tip: $10.

Stupid rules call for creative compliance.

If you are so inclined, take a trip to the bars in your area in whatever limited capacity they may be operating in and take care of your bartenders. They could be sitting at home drawing a check like a welfare bum, but they want to work and hang out with you guys.

-- Bitter Clinger
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I am always troubled by recipes that call for cider, because I think it's pretty vile stuff and doesn't belong in civilized food. But man! I love chorizo, so for that I will entertain the notion that this dish is not awful.

John Whaite's chorizo and chickpeas braised in cider

I might wimp out at the last minute and use beer instead, but if any of you reprobates makes this dish, please keep us posted.

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Some of these are just dumb. Zucchini pizza? Blow me. And Salad Pizza? Go away, eat your tofu and sprouts with vegan cheese and plague us humans no more!

37 Best Pizza Recipes

And some of them aren't really pizzas, but flat breads and baguette-looking concoctions. But...enough of them look great that it's worth a read.

[Hat Tip: Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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Food and cooking tips, Large-breasted Muscovy ducks, young wild pigs, bartenders who use vermouth in Martinis, crisp bacon (although I am moving toward less crisp), low-temperature-roast chicken, 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 food

Posted by: krusty at May 17, 2020 04:00 PM (djxws)

2 !

Posted by: krusty at May 17, 2020 04:00 PM (djxws)

3 Food thread part II

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 04:01 PM (ZCEU2)

4 My favorite local microbrewery is finally open for service. I'm sooo happy about that.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:02 PM (gGCIA)

5 Found fresh made pizza dough at grocery store to make ham stromboli but didn't get any hot peppers or pepperoni so guess a trip tomorrow is coming.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 04:03 PM (ZCEU2)

6 Usually this is my most depressing post of the week, but I did go to the fancy supermarket at 7 AM this morning to by a SHIT LOAD of prepared food. Not as good as CBD's cooking but better than nothing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 04:05 PM (85Gof)

7 French fries cooked in duck fat are heavenly.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 17, 2020 04:05 PM (1vIuC)

8 For anyone who buys bottled BBQ sauce, may I recommend Stubb's? They have several very nice varieties. Couple duds - the brown sugar one in particular is sickly sweet.

I really like their Original. I think the sauce is far better than average. Tried a lot of different ones over the years and I always come back to theirs.

Posted by: ... at May 17, 2020 04:05 PM (Jxyc/)

9 I smoked a couple of racks of pork baby rack ribs yesterday. Delicious.
I suppose I should eat something green with that.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:06 PM (gGCIA)

10
Stubbs spicy is my fav...

Posted by: krusty at May 17, 2020 04:06 PM (djxws)

11 How do they keep the stuff from sliding off that sideways table?

Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020 04:06 PM (/669Q)

12 Yeah...I am getting just a bit sick and tired of cooking every single
meal, so I am going farther and farther afield to keep my palate and my
psyche entertained.




Me three. I am sick of my cooking. So is my husband. We had brats with sauerkraut yesterday - at a Restaurant!! And Friday we had Fish Fry - at a Restaurant!! Like real normal Americans living in the land of the free and the overturned home of Tony Evers.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:07 PM (lwiT4)

13 Got a air fryer from a relative. He didn't want it and now I want to try it out.Looks interesting, and will buy some chicken and maybe a steak. Its quite large, but I did have the room in my kitchen.

Posted by: Colin at May 17, 2020 04:07 PM (1BIQV)

14 My favorite local microbrewery is finally open for service. I'm sooo happy about that.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:02 PM (gGCIA)



How nice!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:07 PM (lwiT4)

15 "But most people don't have a quart or two of duck fat in their freezers..."

Which is a shame, because what sort of slushies can you make without duck fat? Can't be very good ones, I'd bet.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 17, 2020 04:08 PM (t+qrx)

16 The smoke shack at my favorite microbrewery has a menu item they call cowboy candy, which is candied pork belly.
Damn it's good.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:08 PM (gGCIA)

17 I don't have a whole lot of food related things to talk about.

I did make my first Pavlova on Mother's day and it was as good as I imagined all of these years.


We also made our own bacon and I don't think we'll ever go back to grocery store bought again. BJ's here regularly has pork belly, I wet-cured it for four days then we smoked it with cherry from our property for 2 hours. Sliced as thick as you want and the ends I saved and stuck in the future for lardons or flavoring greens.

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at May 17, 2020 04:09 PM (ssqLp)

18 Another great Food Thread - Thanks, CBD!

So, Angus Beef Back Ribs, Sous Vide @ 30(!) hours, cooled overnight, now in a VERY slow smoker for a coupla hours to warm up and a slight kiss of smoke.

Rub was S&P, garlic powder, and a splash of liquid smoke, into the vac bag and SV. Looks promising....

Posted by: ibguy at May 17, 2020 04:09 PM (EHVbt)

19 Bitter clinger

Good on ya. Plus it looks like you can smoke in the bar?

I miss those days.

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 04:09 PM (vd8XM)

20 I did go to the fancy supermarket at 7 AM this
morning to by a SHIT LOAD of prepared food.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 04:05 PM (85Gof)

Which one?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 04:09 PM (dLLD6)

21 My daughter revealed to me the reason why so many have taken up sourdough baking during "these difficult times". (cue plaintive piano music)
It's because it has been very difficult to obtain yeast, and sourdough doesn't need it.

Posted by: pep at May 17, 2020 04:10 PM (T6t7i)

22 My favorite local microbrewery is finally open.
osted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:07 PM (lwiT4)



You said that, and I immediately got up and got a bottle out of the refrigerator.

Posted by: Colin at May 17, 2020 04:10 PM (1BIQV)

23 Man that had to be a pain sitting sideways like that.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 04:10 PM (dUJdY)

24 Which one?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 04:09 PM (dLLD6)

Maywood Market

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 04:10 PM (85Gof)

25
When the food is really good, and there is a lot of it for the size of the crowd at the table, what's wrong with being a glutton?

It is really the ultimate compliment for the chef.

Just don't forget your table manners as your mother taught you, and it's all good.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 17, 2020 04:10 PM (sy5kK)

26 Made my first "successful" ciabatta yesterday. Very pleased with them. I'll send you pics if you like CBD.

Posted by: Javems at May 17, 2020 04:12 PM (ofIwF)

27 Went to a local bar/restaurant on Friday and enjoyed a fish fry.

We ate it in the parking lot, but it's next to a river, i had two beers. I loved it

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 04:12 PM (vd8XM)

28 Maywood Market

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 04:10 PM (85Gof)

I went once, a long time ago, but it is too far for me.


Stew Leonard's has a lot of prepared foods. Some of it is even edible.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 04:13 PM (dLLD6)

29 duck, duck, goose!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 17, 2020 04:13 PM (5kusT)

30 I'll send you pics if you like CBD.

Posted by: Javems at May 17, 2020 04:12 PM (ofIwF)

Please! cbd dot aoshq at gee mail dot com

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 04:13 PM (dLLD6)

31 Smoking in a bar? May be time to dig up roots.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 04:14 PM (nvc6v)

32 Stew Leonard's has a lot of prepared foods. Some of it is even edible.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 04:13 PM (dLLD6)

I went there once. Not bad...I forgot all about that place. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 04:15 PM (85Gof)

33 The smartest guy in church decided to talk about how deadly COVID19 is and how well Obama handled H1N1.
Any beer is good.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:16 PM (gGCIA)

34 I do like duck confit and duck breasts. Hmmmm...may have to ask the neighbor if we can have one or two of his ducks.

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at May 17, 2020 04:16 PM (ssqLp)

35 Be wary of any recipes from Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook for meals prepared in cider.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at May 17, 2020 04:17 PM (Vy7tf)

36 I'm glad MisHum provided that pizza link, some good dough recipes there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 04:17 PM (L2ZTs)

37 Infidel, since I see you here.. I can't find the exact thing you are looking for.. can you message me? Thanks.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 04:18 PM (dUJdY)

38 Talking of prepared foods. I watch a lot of TheWolfePiton YT. He checks out a lot of the frozen foods you can buy at the grocery store. The canned stuff seems to be the worse, like canned beef stew, etc.He looks at the long, long list of ingredients in most foods, ugh.








Posted by: Colin at May 17, 2020 04:18 PM (1BIQV)

39 There is a restaurant in Lafayette LA called Prejean's. They have, or used to, a duck andouille gumbo that is the best I've ever had. I ordered a bowl full once and could not finish it. Too rich.

Posted by: Javems at May 17, 2020 04:18 PM (ofIwF)

40 Never had duck confit. Gonna have to try it next time I spy it in some eatery. Thanks for the heads up CBD!

Tonight it's roasted pork loin with onions and carrots, smashed cowboy taters and seasoned green beans.

But first, a martini. One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 17, 2020 04:18 PM (Z+IKu)

41 i can't really go to restaurants anymore, since i developed my FPIES allergy to anything soy. there are only two local places i can go, and, even there i have to avoid some menu items.

that soy shit is in *everything*.

damn good think i can cook.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 17, 2020 04:18 PM (5kusT)

42 Bed of potatoes (in confit pic) looks good too.

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2020 04:19 PM (zr5Kq)

43 "The smartest guy in church decided to talk about how deadly COVID19 is and how well Obama handled H1N1.
Any beer is good.
"
-Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:16 PM (gGCIA)

Either they define "smartest" differently in Canadianland, or there is a hint of sarcasm involved.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 17, 2020 04:19 PM (Ckg4U)

44 Bought hamburger but long rolls, so going to make a few meatballs in sauce, put in roll cheese on top and broil it a few minutes.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 04:19 PM (ZCEU2)

45 I agree about the tipping and the creative solutions . . . but $56 for 10 drinks? 7 of which were beers? Wow. In my drinking days -- the '70s and first half of the '80s -- I could buy an entire fifth of (admittedly cheap) Scotch and drink it at home for that. Bourbon was less and beer a lot less. I'm glad I'm out of that world!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:19 PM (rpbg1)

46

Either they define "smartest" differently in Canadianland, or there is a hint of sarcasm involved.
Posted by: Slapweasel at May 17, 2020 04:19 PM (Ckg4U)

Sarcasm? Moi?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:20 PM (gGCIA)

47 I know a lot of the morons like appetizers and we are on a streak at my house. Made copycat P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps (internet recipe) and Peruvian chicken wings with green sauce (Once Upon a Chef recipe).

Both were excellent and made enough for leftovers or guests if you are so inclined.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at May 17, 2020 04:21 PM (fTtFy)

48 My Brother is making pasta tonight and seeing as he's Just Plain a Better Cook than am I, I'll simply enjoy it as I have the rest of his dinners.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 17, 2020 04:21 PM (Ckg4U)

49 I agree about the tipping and the creative solutions . . . but $56 for 10 drinks? 7 of which were beers? Wow. In my drinking days -- the '70s and first half of the '80s -- I could buy an entire fifth of (admittedly cheap) Scotch and drink it at home for that. Bourbon was less and beer a lot less. I'm glad I'm out of that world!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:19 PM (rpbg1

I remember when a 20 dollar bill was enough to get me embarrassingly drunk.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:22 PM (gGCIA)

50 Carbon Cowboys? Its called cell grazing and its been around for years. They teach it at TCU's farm and ranch management school. Glad its getting press but not in complete honesty. Check your local cattlemens association they should have a list of direct sellers I know ours does.

Posted by: Bye Gone at May 17, 2020 04:22 PM (zOtIE)

51 Story about how California's new rules are affecting restaurants in Orange County. Link to OC Register:

https://tinyurl.com/y9jpsf6q

I had forgotten about "shabu shabu" and other Asian places like Benihana...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 04:22 PM (L2ZTs)

52 Slap!!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:23 PM (lwiT4)

53 Bitter Clinger, thanks for sharing that with CBD. I read it 4 times and can't stop laughing. Shared with daughter and she liked it too.

Wonder how many times that same order of celery was comped? LOL.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 04:23 PM (Dhht7)

54 Art, I wanna start learning how to make some Indian food dishes. The level-12 vindaloo sitcom sketch that another person shared here a few days ago, inspired me. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 04:23 PM (L2ZTs)

55 I remember when a 20 dollar bill was enough to get me embarrassingly drunk.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker

Same here, but a 20 back in 1978 is now worth about 80 bucks with the inflation

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 04:25 PM (vd8XM)

56 Jack Rose's, the best-stocked whiskey bar in DC is having a big sale to raise cash and stay in business. Apparently, it's going very well. Alas, even their cheap prices are too expensive for my tastes.

https://tinyurl.com/y8tppww9

Posted by: pep at May 17, 2020 04:25 PM (T6t7i)

57 Dinner tonight will be by usual Sunday night fare, a seasoned salmon filet grilled in a little olive oil, mixed veggies with garlic pepper, and possibly some French bread with butter and some more garlic pepper.

Sat. night I microwaved Linda a Devour frozen meal, chicken in BBQ sauce plus sausage and bacon with roasted potatoes, French bread on the side. My meal was buffalo chicken chili, canned, over angel hair pasta, with some seasonings and French bread too. Once I got a delicious whiff of the Devour meal, I was sorry she'd picked it.

Maple Brown Butter ice cream from Prairie Farms was our dessert.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:25 PM (rpbg1)

58 I wanna start learning how to make some Indian food dishes. The level-12 vindaloo sitcom sketch that another person shared here a few days ago, inspired me. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 04:23 PM (L2ZTs)


Get Patak's Indian sauces. Use recipe on the back of jar. Yourwelcome.

Posted by: runner at May 17, 2020 04:26 PM (zr5Kq)

59 I gave the message in church today and here I am drinking beer

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:26 PM (gGCIA)

60 Liked the story BC, but think I might have eaten the celery.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 04:26 PM (ZCEU2)

61 54
Art, I wanna start learning how to make some Indian food dishes. The
level-12 vindaloo sitcom sketch that another person shared here a few
days ago, inspired me.


Be careful. The purchase of spices is addictive. If you live in an area like NoVa, there are lots of hole in the wall ethnic shops that carry a wide assortment. If not, or if you just like convenience, The Spice House is very good.

Posted by: pep at May 17, 2020 04:27 PM (T6t7i)

62 Maple Brown Butter ice cream from Prairie Farms was our dessert.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:25 PM (rpbg1)
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You have my attention.

Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020 04:27 PM (/669Q)

63 Sounds like fun, Bitter Clinger!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 17, 2020 04:28 PM (bDqIh)

64 Spent yesterday food shopping and cooking. Did a rack of 3 beef ribs from Costco on the Kamado. Just used McCormack Steak rub. Four hours at 250F until they got to about 200F, then rest 45 minutes. Completely clean bones. Perfect. Made homemade apple cider slaw (just ok), and homemade mac and cheese (Alton Brown recipe). Latter came out great. Leftovers tonight.

Posted by: Chris not rock at May 17, 2020 04:28 PM (WO0/g)

65 >>> My favorite local microbrewery is finally open for service. I'm sooo happy about that.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker


Cool, though I am envious. My fave brewery in SW Wis hasn't announced any plans to open yet.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 04:28 PM (BHYVd)

66 I remember when a 20 dollar bill was enough to get me embarrassingly drunk.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020


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In the late '70s I could buy a fifth of whatever I fancied, snacks to go with it, and a new paperback book or a magazine for that. And I didn't risk a DWI, since I drank it only at home. Unfortunately I made a hobby of doing this, with aspirations to make it a career.

When I quit, it amazed me how there was suddenly money left over at the end of the month.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:29 PM (rpbg1)

67 Talking about vindaloo I've watched a few videos by a guy who calls himself Ted the Firebreathing Idiot. He eats super hot peppers.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:29 PM (gGCIA)

68 runner and pep, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 04:30 PM (L2ZTs)

69 And a good bartender is as important a cog in the machinery of society as a fine physician or a good mechanic or the guy who empties your septic tank, so the good ones deserve our appreciation.


Have you ever worked for tips? Good or bad bartending doesn't matter, unless the guy is blatantly offensive you tip 20% plus. Waitstaff make less than $5/hour. It's the social contract to tip.

My dive bar hasn't opened as a bar but it will sell takeout food for four hours a day on the weekend. I get to hang out while they're making my burger and flirt with the bartendress through a mask. I leave $21 on an $11 hamburger.

This is the way.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 17, 2020 04:30 PM (gd9RK)

70 After a long walk at the beach w/the dog I swung by Dunkin Donuts to get a few boston crème donuts for the kid, and I discovered that DD now sells "bacon bites" bacon slices with a little something sweet and black pepper. YUM!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 17, 2020 04:31 PM (bDqIh)

71 Maple Brown Butter ice cream from Prairie Farms was our dessert.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:25 PM (rpbg1)
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You have my attention.
Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020


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It's more expensive than the Walmart brand or the local grocery's brand that I usually buy, $5 vs. $3, for the same amount. On the other hand, the ingredients list lacks the high fructose corn syrup that is in the other brands.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:31 PM (rpbg1)

72 I gave the message in church today and here I am drinking beer



Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:26 PM (gGCIA)



What was your text / topic?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:31 PM (lwiT4)

73 "Bleg: I want to post a piece about Naughty Dog/Sony's pushing of Anita Sarkesian's bizarre gender theories, and their subsequent fraudulent DMCA claims against creators. However, I can't find one piece or vid that explains the whole story."

The Critical Drinker has a good wrap up.

Posted by: goodluckduck at May 17, 2020 04:32 PM (V8zw+)

74 My fave brewery in SW Wis hasn't announced any plans to open yet.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 04:28 PM (BHYVd)



New Glarus?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:33 PM (lwiT4)

75 CBD had me with ducks and always will. I still say true Peking Duck three ways is the greatest meal ever. It is difficult to get it Three Ways these days as it is no longer the norm. There was a time when Peking Duck was the crepes, scallions (do also add cucumber or you are missing out) and just the skin.

You would get the meat served as a different dish, usually with Chinese scallions or some other vegetable. The third way was duck bone soup. Now to be clear, I have rarely seen this served this way and I have been around. But that is how I believe it was originally served and that is the most elegant way I can think of.

He had me at duck but I am very reluctant when it comes to sous vide. I realize pretty much everyone who uses the technique loves it and becomes an acolyte. I just hate change, particularly in this area. But I am bending. I might have to give it a try. I always thought they would pry my standard old school pots and cast iron pans from my .....

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 04:33 PM (hHxp2)

76 What was your text / topic?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:31 PM (lwiT4)

The Living God vs false gods or idols

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:33 PM (gGCIA)

77 Xfinity is giving free blueprint tv through the 27th, so I've started watching Peter Reinhart's bread baking course. Should be fun!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 17, 2020 04:33 PM (bDqIh)

78 three Miller Lite bottles. Bill: $9.00. Gratuity: $10.
One Jameson Irish Whiskey. Tab: $7.00. Gratuity: $5.
2 double Jameson rocks. Tab: $30. Gratuity: $10.
4 Miller Lites: $10. Tip: $10.

Nice tipping strategy!

Posted by: m at May 17, 2020 04:33 PM (Fqlfr)

79 Wow! Look at that! A bar that allows smoking.. indoors!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 17, 2020 04:34 PM (CjFDo)

80 "Bleg: I want to post a piece about Naughty Dog/Sony's pushing of Anita Sarkesian's bizarre gender theories, and their subsequent fraudulent DMCA claims against creators. However, I can't find one piece or vid that explains the whole story."

The Critical Drinker has a good wrap up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6f6mmuh_04

Posted by: goodluckduck at May 17, 2020 04:34 PM (V8zw+)

81 . . . but $56 for 10 drinks? 7 of which were beers? Wow. In my drinking days -- the '70s and first half of the '80s -- I could buy an entire fifth of (admittedly cheap) Scotch and drink it at home for that. Bourbon was less and beer a lot less. I'm glad I'm out of that world!

......

Well, at the on bar I was drinking true doubles, so really more like 12 drinks.

It's definitely cheaper at home.

I've always lived by the axiom that if you drink by yourself at home, you are an alcoholic.

But if you do it at a bar, you're just being social.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 04:35 PM (zAjYk)

82 Grammie!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 17, 2020 04:35 PM (Ckg4U)

83 The Living God vs false gods or idols

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:33 PM (gGCIA)



Did you use Hulk Hogan's statement on idolatry as an illustration? I forgot how he put it, but it was pretty good. I saved it somewhere.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:35 PM (lwiT4)

84 I've always lived by the axiom that if you drink by yourself at home, you are an alcoholic.

But if you do it at a bar, you're just being social.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 04:35 PM (zAjYk)

Works for me.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:35 PM (gGCIA)

85 I am also really sick of cooking, but today I am making four racks of ribs with Keto Connect bbq sauce and turnip fries. And romaine, radish, walnut and jicama salad with Skinny Girl poppyseed dressing.

I love cold leftover ribs, so looking forward to that tomorrow.

Posted by: Gem at May 17, 2020 04:35 PM (kIHih)

86 Did you use Hulk Hogan's statement on idolatry as an illustration? I forgot how he put it, but it was pretty good. I saved it somewhere.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:35 PM (lwiT4)

I'm not familiar with it

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:36 PM (gGCIA)

87 Time for Tagu!

Posted by: Tagu Tamago at May 17, 2020 04:37 PM (Tnijr)

88 Made smothered pork chops last night.. came out pretty darn good.. added mushrooms and a red pepper in with the onions..

Gonna "make" a frozen lasagna from our local Italian deli tonight.. I'm sick of cooking!

and still no opening of restaurant in sight for any of
Illinois!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 17, 2020 04:37 PM (CjFDo)

89 I remember when a 20 dollar bill was enough to get me embarrassingly drunk.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020

you still can with vodka and even some decent bourbon like Evan Williams. Now if you start getting too attached to good Scotch, there will be a problem.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 04:37 PM (hHxp2)

90 >>We ate it in the parking lot, but it's next to a river, i had two beers. I loved it


Heh. We've been calling that a "car picnic" with all of this not eating restaurant food in the restaurant.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 17, 2020 04:38 PM (bDqIh)

91 Well, at the on bar I was drinking true doubles, so really more like 12 drinks.

It's definitely cheaper at home.

I've always lived by the axiom that if you drink by yourself at home, you are an alcoholic.

But if you do it at a bar, you're just being social.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020


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One of the only three useful things my father ever taught me was, "If you're doing to drink, do it at home; it's cheaper and safer."

(The other two: "Anything worth doing is worth doing right," which I'll admit covers just about everything else in life, and "Get off the carousel in the direction it's turning.")

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:38 PM (rpbg1)

92 and still no opening of restaurant in sight for any of
Illinois!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

We have been naughty

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 04:38 PM (vd8XM)

93 I'm not familiar with it

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:36 PM (gGCIA)



I'll have to dig around for it. Rev keeps a file of sermon illustrations around somewhere. I thought the Hulk's observations were pretty good.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:38 PM (lwiT4)

94 If AOC is your bartender, do you double your tip to her? Hopefully she will be back behind the bar in January.

Posted by: Colin at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (1BIQV)

95 Did you use Hulk Hogan's statement on idolatry as an illustration? I
forgot how he put it, but it was pretty good. I saved it somewhere.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:35 PM (lwiT4)

Ben Hogan > Hulk Hogan > Larry Hogan

to be honest, Hulk Hogan was probably nicer than Ben and more loyal than Larry.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (hHxp2)

96
Yesterday, I made BBQ'd baby back ribs.

In an effort to change things up a bit I used the "secret ingredient" that a pro chef uses to make his BBQ.

That is, Bulldog Tonkatsu Sauce with a little bit of vinegar or lemon juice to make it more sour.

Then use it as a marinade and a glaze.

That's it. That's the secret of his success.

I figured it would be good on pork ribs cuz:

1)Tonkatsu sauce is used on fried pork cutlets, and

2) Bulldog Tonkatsu sauce has a nice fruity note to it and a slight smokiness that should go well with ribs.

I went with the lemon juice cuz- more fruitiness.

So, the sauce was use both as a marinade and a final glaze, and-

It worked great!

It makes for a surprisingly light and sophisticated BBQ'd rib.

You can tell it's there but it really lets the flavor of the pork through.

Bulldog Tonkatsu Sauce with lemon juice has definitely earned its way onto the rotation.

Give it a whirl.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (z0XD8)

97 and still no opening of restaurant in sight for any of
Illinois!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry




That's why all you Flatlanders keep driving past my house!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (lwiT4)

98
I'll have to dig around for it. Rev keeps a file of sermon illustrations around somewhere. I thought the Hulk's observations were pretty good.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:38 PM (lwiT4)

You have me intrigued.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (gGCIA)

99 Heh. We've been calling that a "car picnic" with all of this not eating restaurant food in the restaurant.
Posted by: Lizzy on

Great!!
Take out food is okay, but by the time you get it home and serve it up....

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 04:40 PM (vd8XM)

100 94 If AOC is your bartender, do you double your tip to her? Hopefully she will be back behind the bar in January.

Posted by: Colin at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (1BIQV)

.....

If AOC is your bartender you protest for another shutdown.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 04:40 PM (zAjYk)

101 >>>New Glarus?
Posted by: grammie winger at May


Potosi

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 04:40 PM (BHYVd)

102
You have me intrigued.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (gGCIA)



Here ya go



https://tinyurl.com/vyclg58

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:42 PM (lwiT4)

103 If AOC is your bartender, do you double your tip to her? Hopefully she will be back behind the bar in January.
Posted by: Colin at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (1BIQV)


If AOC is my bartender I'm gonna get thrown out of the bar because I said some things to her that aren't very nice.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 04:42 PM (L2ZTs)

104 Anyone have a Carolina bbq sauce recipe? I love Bull's Eye, but it seems they don't make it anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 04:43 PM (nvc6v)

105 >>Take out food is okay, but by the time you get it home and serve it up. . .


Right? Also, we're not in a rush to get back home. More fun to park somewhere interesting and enjoy the view.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 17, 2020 04:44 PM (bDqIh)

106 I am pretty sure the 45 ACP cartridge was invented after thieves took John Moses Browning's duck fat stash!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at May 17, 2020 04:44 PM (tkyK5)

107 Meatloaf tonight, yum-yum, following last night's boneless pork loin. Had some Sabrett coneys earlier last week; best dogs around.

Posted by: eastofsuez at May 17, 2020 04:44 PM (U2zca)

108 A nationally known restaurant in my state has transformed the farms around it. They all grow boutique stuff for the reason mentioned, shockingly it pays more.

This is the problem lots of states like Maryland have had after they pretty much made farmers stop growing tobacco. The farmers simply don't make as much money on other crops. Maybe they can grow hops or some exotic arugula to make ends meet. It is hard to tell a guy living year to year he should make less on his crop because, you know.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 04:44 PM (hHxp2)

109 unless the guy is blatantly offensive you tip 20% plus. Waitstaff make less than $5/hour. It's the social contract to tip.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 17, 2020 04:30 PM
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Is this a regional thing, 20%? Many moons ago it was 10%. 15% seems to be norm in my region. As prices go up why do percentages have to go up?

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 04:44 PM (Dhht7)

110 I love Bull's Eye, but it seems they don't make it anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 04:43 PM (nvc6v)



I buy Bull's Eye. I think it's still out there.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:44 PM (lwiT4)

111 IHere ya go



https://tinyurl.com/vyclg58p
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:42 PM (lwiT4)

Thanks. That's great.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 04:45 PM (gGCIA)

112 That's why all you Flatlanders keep driving past my house!
Posted by: grammie winger at May


Yesterday the wife and I looked online for restaurants in Wis that we could jump on the bike and cruise to, along the river. Sadly, none had dine-in yet.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 04:45 PM (BHYVd)

113 As a sidenote -

I wanted ribs but couldn't find any except the pricey Berkshire Pork Baby Back Ribs.

So, I gave them a try this once.

I have to say using the Berkshire Baby Back Ribs makes for a superior eating experience.

The meat is very clean tasting (all the good qualities of pork without any of the less good) and soft.

The meat is also more lean. So, if you go with the Berkshire Baby Back Ribs, you probably want to shorten the cooking time a bit.

Excellent stuff. If you see it, you might want to give it a try, esp if it's on sale.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 17, 2020 04:45 PM (z0XD8)

114 Anyone have a Carolina bbq sauce recipe? I love Bull's Eye, but it seems they don't make it anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 04:43 PM (nvc6v)

and that is when the fight started officer.

East Carolina is pretty much vinegar and peppers as i recall. I am guessing you are thinking of West Carolina. btw, they don't make Bull's Eye anymore?

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 04:46 PM (hHxp2)

115 Yesterday the wife and I looked online for restaurants in Wis that we could jump on the bike and cruise to, along the river. Sadly, none had dine-in yet.
Posted by: Turn Two

I'm wondering if they got caught by surprise and couldn't get ready quick enough.

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 04:47 PM (vd8XM)

116 I've always lived by the axiom that if you drink by yourself at home, you are an alcoholic.

But if you do it at a bar, you're just being social.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 04:35
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What if you're the only one home drinking, but others are around. That's still being social, right?

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 04:48 PM (Dhht7)

117 >>> Is this a regional thing, 20%? Many moons ago it was 10%. 15% seems to be norm in my region. As prices go up why do percentages have to go up?
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 04:44 PM (Dhht7)


I've always done 20% (as long as they keep my Diet Coke glass filled). It's what I've taught my kids.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 04:48 PM (BHYVd)

118 103 If AOC is your bartender, do you double your tip to her? Hopefully she will be back behind the bar in January.
Posted by: Colin at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (1BIQV)

If AOC is my bartender I'm gonna get thrown out of the bar because I said some things to her that aren't very nice.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 04:42 PM (L2ZTs)


"Listen toots, whilst your gobbling my nob, let me enlighten you on Milton Friedman. And careful with those chompers!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 17, 2020 04:48 PM (s2VJv)

119 I'm probably nuts -- stipulated. But I'm considering sitting outside for maybe a half hour and reading while I sip an ice-cold mineral water.

Why is this nutty? It's close to 85 F. outside, sunny, and thickly humid. The heat index is probably 90. I hate this climate, especially now that I've lived somewhere much drier. But . . . sunlight, UV, to tackle any possible virus. And I'm sick of looking at the same walls. That is how nuts I am.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:49 PM (rpbg1)

120 I'll tip a bartender. I'll avoid a "mixologist."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 04:49 PM (L+kF6)

121 Still take-out only for restaurants here. But I checked out a new restaurant (new to me, since I'm new to this area) and found real Burmese food! They have both Thai and Burmese, but the cooks are definitely Burmese. I like Thai food, but I like Burmese even better, and it's usually harder to find.
Also, I was really pleased to discover this week that my local supermarket has discontinued those obnoxious one-way aisles. That alone makes it a good food week (admittedly I'm easily pleased).

Posted by: meh at May 17, 2020 04:49 PM (0uq44)

122 Is this a regional thing, 20%? Many moons ago it was 10%. 15% seems to be norm in my region. As prices go up why do percentages have to go up?


I've never heard of 10%. It was 15% when I was growing up and I'm old. It becomes 20% if you've ever worked for tips or if you're not a sociopath.

Shit, you don't even have to tip in Europe because they actually pay the waitstaff but I still tip 20% because it's what I do.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 17, 2020 04:49 PM (gd9RK)

123 Anyone have a Carolina bbq sauce recipe? I love Bull's Eye, but it seems they don't make it anymore.
Posted by: Infidel
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Eastern, or Western?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 17, 2020 04:49 PM (L47aO)

124 I'm wondering if they got caught by surprise and couldn't get ready quick enough.

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 04:47 PM (vd8XM)



Ya mostly what's open right now is bar food. Stuff that could keep in the freezer and such. The place we like to go won't open till later this week because they had to get fresh food. This all happened at the flip of a switch Tuesday afternoon, so it's not like they had salad sitting around.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:50 PM (lwiT4)

125 Also, I was really pleased to discover this week that my local supermarket has discontinued those obnoxious one-way aisles. . . .
Posted by: meh at May 17, 2020


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WM still has them here. Of course nobody pays the slightest attention.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 04:51 PM (rpbg1)

126
I buy Bull's Eye. I think it's still out there.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:44 PM (lwiT4)

It's the specific Carolina sauce. I use it when I make a pork butt/shoulder for pulled pork. (3 day process) Can't find anywhere. Amazon and Walmart both say out of stock on line. It was hard to find last time I bought it.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 04:51 PM (nvc6v)

127 I'll tip 15% for passable service. 20% or more for really good service.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 17, 2020 04:51 PM (NWiLs)

128 Indian food is very fiddling and difficult. It's pretty much the exact opposite of Italian.

But the yogurt marinades they do on chicken are incredible. The organisms break down the fibers and make it incredibly tender. Similar to buttermilk.

You can take shortcuts as I explain below. Less authentic but still nice. The toughest part of Indian is making sure your spices don't go grainy.
Get your spices and spice mixes from an Indian specialty shop. That's half the battle.
--
Fry off a couple chopped onions in oil and then when the are halfway softened (high heat for maybe five minutes), sprinkle your spice mix directly on top of the onions. Let that sit in your pan for a while keeping the onions as a barrier between the spices and the bottom of your pan. Maybe two or three minutes. Keep the heat high.

Make a small well between your onions, gently moving them to the side of the pan. Hit that bare pan with some hot stock and stir like shit. It should really sizzle. The spices are mostly fat soluble, so your onion oil does the work.

Let it all form a nice gel and keep it moving so your spices don't burn. Keep that going for a minute and then hit it with more liquid. Turn your heat down a bit. Add the rest of your stock. That's the base for your sauce.

From there you can add more raw vegetables (you can put harder ones in with the onions to start) - and your meat that you have recently sauteed separately. Taste an onion from the pan. It should be really strong and salty enough to take dilution. You can't really add more spice at this point but you can add more stock for flavor.

From there you can add coconut milk or your preferred liquid and then simmer it covered for a good while to let it meld. Keep tasting.

This gives you a very simplified Indian dish that will still be pretty nice. The authentic recipes involve grinding the spices and a shit ton of prep work and long cooking times, often finishing in the oven.

I am procrastinating.

Posted by: ... at May 17, 2020 04:51 PM (uEbPt)

129 That's why all you Flatlanders keep driving past my house!
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:39 PM (lwiT4)

Sorry, grammie.

We have been talking about doing a restaurant run to WI, but I am so ashamed of this shitty state I feel like we deserve to suffer.

Posted by: Gem at May 17, 2020 04:52 PM (kIHih)

130 I was once in a survival situation and a few Canadian Geese presented themselves. Many are relatively unafraid of humans. I got one with an oak branch and cooked him over an open fire with a little beech wood on top I found for extra flavor. Delicious.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 17, 2020 04:52 PM (IjL0V)

131 Anyone have a Carolina bbq sauce recipe? I love Bull's Eye, but it seems they don't make it anymore.
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As an aside, Texas Pete is made in...wait for it...Winston Salem, NC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 17, 2020 04:52 PM (L47aO)

132 Anyone have a Carolina bbq sauce recipe?

-

Vinegar based:

1/4 Sriracha
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon pepper flakes

Shake before serving for hot, leave it alone and spoon from the top (or don't shake in squeeze bottle) for mild

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 04:53 PM (L+kF6)

133 >>> I'm wondering if they got caught by surprise and couldn't get ready quick enough.
Posted by: Bruce at May


That was my though too. Our county was opened effect two days ago, but only had three days notice. Restaurant where I got take out last night said they would be open starting Tuesday. I am sure getting the employees back along with food stores takes time. I was actually more interested being served anything that fills up a pint glass. ;-)

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 04:53 PM (BHYVd)

134 Indian food is very fiddling and difficult. It's pretty much the exact opposite of Italian.

Just takes a bit of practice. Once you get the hang of it, it's a lot like Chinese. Have your mise en place ready...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 17, 2020 04:53 PM (7s3Gx)

135 We have been talking about doing a restaurant run
to WI, but I am so ashamed of this shitty state I feel like we deserve
to suffer.

Posted by: Gem at May 17, 2020 04:52 PM (kIHih)



You absolutely do NOT deserve to suffer! I'd just wait till the weekend if you want to get a nice dinner. Most stuff is brats, pizzas and hamburgers now anyway. Wait for the trucks to come in with the fresh stuff.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:54 PM (lwiT4)

136
Eastern, or Western?
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

Not sure. It's sorta mustardy and vinegary.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 04:54 PM (nvc6v)

137 Come to think of it, cooks country had some Carolina pork BBQ recipes this month. Let me go find it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 04:55 PM (L+kF6)

138 Way back up there in the thread. Stubb's chili/lime is the best on pork ribs.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 04:56 PM (ROyNt)

139 >>> Also, I was really pleased to discover this week that my local supermarket has discontinued those obnoxious one-way aisles. . . .
Posted by: meh at May


Hy-Vee still had them today, but most people seemed to be ignoring.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 04:57 PM (BHYVd)

140 I liked the Hulk Hogan page, but I would disagree with him about this Covid19 pandemic being from G*d.

This was the work of men.

Posted by: navybrat at May 17, 2020 04:57 PM (w7KSn)

141 Sipping a homemade smoothie made of fruit, oatmeal and almonds. Amazingly simple to make and quite filling. Mixed out some "bucket bread" dough that has been cooling its heels in the fridge for a few days (in a plastic bucket, hence the name) and it will go into the oven here shortly. Life is good, and will be even better when I am holding a warm slice of bread slathered in butter!

CBD, if I ever get a photogenic loaf out of my oven, I will send a picture. So far, my free form bread looks like it was made by a second grader...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 17, 2020 04:58 PM (WFcrO)

142 Art, I wanna start learning how to make some Indian
food dishes. The level-12 vindaloo sitcom sketch that another person
shared here a few days ago, inspired me. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 04:23 PM (L2ZTs)


I made a chickpea puree the other day: soaked a cup of dried chickpeas, then cooked them soft in a pressure cooker for about 20 minutes

Sauteed an onion in olive oil, dumped in three cups of tomato juice, garlic, chopped onions and chopped chiles, and cooked until the onions were cooked through, added chickpeas and the water they were cooked in as a thickener, smashed about half the chickpeas, and since I didn't have the masala paste I used green Thai curry paste and declared it Fusion. I then cooked it down to a heavy paste and served it over rice

outside of the flavorings and spices, Indian is not hard, mostly just needs to be stewed a long time.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2020 04:58 PM (WyVLE)

143 CBD, if I ever get a photogenic loaf out of my oven,
I will send a picture. So far, my free form bread looks like it was
made by a second grader...
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 17, 2020 04:58 PM (WFcrO)


I always tell my local bakery that I make loaves that look like the wad of gum found under the library study table.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2020 04:59 PM (WyVLE)

144 Sage/walnut pesto report.

Definitely a keeper and I did not over use the garlic, which I'm always tempted to do.

Was great on the pork chops.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 04:59 PM (ROyNt)

145 I've never heard of 10%. It was 15% when I was growing up and I'm old. It becomes 20% if you've ever worked for tips or if you're not a sociopath.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 17, 2020 04:49
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Where I grew up it was 10% then bumped up to 15%. Guess, we finally figured out how to divide 10% by 2 and add that back on. About the same time we got shoes. And we weren't sociopaths. Just slow in figuring out the gozinta's.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:00 PM (Dhht7)

146 I've always been of the mind that the secret ingredient of Indian food is toe jam

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:00 PM (UUUON)

147 Re Indian food

Search for
Indian Cooking: Learn Authentic Indian Cooking with Easy Indian Recipes

On Amazon. The Kindle version should be free still.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 05:00 PM (L+kF6)

148 Infidel:
-1 cup yellow mustard
-2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
-1/4 cup red wine vinegar
-1/4 cup white vinegar
-1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
-Freshly ground pepper

Knowing Bull's Eye, you'll probably want to add some of their regular/original BBQ sauce to it to make it more like you know.


Posted by: Slapweasel at May 17, 2020 05:01 PM (Ckg4U)

149 Stubb's Original is very good.

But, my personal favorite commercial sauce is

Rufus Teague's Bit O' Heat

Excellent sauce very well balanced with (as advertised) a bit O' Heat, just enough to let you know it's there but not enough to overwhelm your eating experience. Like I said....very well balance.

And it goes well on anything - beef, pork, chicken...Hell, try it on your corn flakes. Probably, good on those as well.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 17, 2020 05:01 PM (z0XD8)

150 Time to re-post this Cheerwine picture


https://tinyurl.com/y85hu9ha

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 17, 2020 05:01 PM (GBHAb)

151 Regarding the arrows, I was in At Home today looking for rugs. Sheesh.. whoever is in charge of that section of the store should be fired. Anyhoo.. arrows everywhere.. no one paying attention.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 05:02 PM (dUJdY)

152 I'm eating leftover nachos and cheese dip and it's glorious.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

153 Heh. I have done a duck confit old-style completely immersed in duck fat. But it never occurred to me in my 29'age that sous vide would be a way around the duck fat quantity issue.

I've been looking for an excuse to try the sous vide technique and this looks like a good one.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 17, 2020 05:05 PM (7s3Gx)

154 >>> Time to re-post this Cheerwine picture


https://tinyurl.com/y85hu9ha
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.


My son got hooked on a Cheerwine when we were in Shelby, NC for American Legion WS. Made us bring three cases back home.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 05:05 PM (BHYVd)

155 Cooked ribeyes for me and Jano with baked potato. Followed up with some fancy coffee, chocolate brownies , all from HEB.
Toss your masks on the bonfire of freedom.

Posted by: azalea city at May 17, 2020 05:05 PM (WX+x0)

156 tomorrow I will preform a taste test of risotto

a showdown

Vialone Nano vs Carnaroli

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:06 PM (UUUON)

157
This was the work of men.
Posted by: navybrat
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I've had some well-tempered exchanges with people about this. This is NOT some Act of God visited upon us. I generally do not have trouble recognizing acts of men, and that is what this is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 17, 2020 05:06 PM (dP625)

158 Bbq sauces. Link expires in 24 hours.

https://tinyurl.com/y8sol2zr

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 05:07 PM (L+kF6)

159 Smoking chicken leg quarters (brined) on the charcoal smoker. To go with big salad with sliced English cukes, drained black beans, and fresh corn, cut off the cob after being thrown on the smoker for a few minutes.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at May 17, 2020 05:08 PM (E3FAu)

160 Fun video from Independence Day movie speech with DJT dubbed in for Bill Pullman's character delivering pep talk to kill the aliens. Feeling optimistic against these hive scum obamamites.

Posted by: azalea city at May 17, 2020 05:09 PM (WX+x0)

161 I saw this recipe for Woolton Pie in the paper and thought I'd give it a go. It was popular with cooks in WWII because it didn't have meat and utilized root vegetables:

https://tinyurl.com/ya6eomc8

Was it popular with eaters? We'll see.

It does have cheesy sauce.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:09 PM (Dc2NZ)

162 I generally do not have trouble recognizing acts of men, and that is what this is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 17, 2020 05:06 PM (dP625)



However, God sometimes takes the wicked plans of men and uses them for His own purposes. Example: Joseph. "You meant it for evil. God meant it for good."

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:09 PM (lwiT4)

163 ---------------------------
What if you're the only one home drinking, but others are around. That's still being social, right?

.......

That's the spirit of creative compliance right there!

If you're married and buy the lady a drink, your chances of getting lucky are better at home than at the average gin joint, so that's a bonus as well.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 05:09 PM (GTNbt)

164 You absolutely do NOT deserve to suffer! I'd just wait till the weekend if you want to get a nice dinner. Most stuff is brats, pizzas and hamburgers now anyway. Wait for the trucks to come in with the fresh stuff.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:54 PM (lwiT4)

:-) Thanks.... Any recommendations? We might have access to a place on the Fox River if you are anywhere around there.

Posted by: Gem at May 17, 2020 05:09 PM (kIHih)

165 I'm eating leftover nachos and cheese dip and it's glorious.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:04 PM (Dc2NZ)




Because it's El Azteco cheese dip.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 17, 2020 05:10 PM (t+qrx)

166 I always tell my local bakery that I make loaves that look like the wad of gum found under the library study table.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2020 04:59 PM (WyVLE)
* * * *

Perfect description!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 17, 2020 05:10 PM (WFcrO)

167
Canadian Geese
Uh... Canada goose, to pedants.

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:11 PM (Exbcd)

168 I'm not drinking alone, I'm drinking with all of you.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:11 PM (ROyNt)

169 "Smoking chicken leg quarters (brined) on the charcoal smoker. To go with big salad with sliced English cukes, drained black beans, and fresh corn, cut off the cob after being thrown on the smoker for a few minutes."
-Posted by: Brunnhilde at May 17, 2020 05:08 PM (E3FAu)

*Sold!* I'm making this next week, now. Thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 17, 2020 05:12 PM (Ckg4U)

170 I don't even think it was accidental.
Dr. Fauci said so in 2017, and admits it.
Biological and economic warfare is what it is.
I shall now step away from the laptop and go pull some weeds. ;(

Posted by: navybrat at May 17, 2020 05:12 PM (w7KSn)

171 Thanks.... Any recommendations? We might have access to a place on the Fox River if you are anywhere around there.

Posted by: Gem at May 17, 2020 05:09 PM (kIHih)



Maybe the Wilmot StageStop?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:12 PM (lwiT4)

172 Well, that does it. Wolverine is off of the menu.

Posted by: Splunge at May 17, 2020 05:12 PM (dOV9E)

173 "The smartest guy in church decided to talk about how deadly COVID19 is and how well Obama handled H1N1.

Any beer is good."



Americans elected Obama. Twice.

Obama's Third Term is Covid 19.


On Topic - The White Gatorade Zero can be substituted for Sweet and Sour for a Skinny Vodka Collins.


You're welcome.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 17, 2020 05:12 PM (7F3r5)

174
And goose cooking...
Best goose I ever had was at a game shebang. Usually 3 days.
One, the guy grilled breasts, and having a (I think) discerning palate, I could NOT place the marinate.
Said he soaked them 24 hours in coca-cola.
Damn!

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:12 PM (Exbcd)

175 If you're married and buy the lady a drink, your chances of getting lucky are better at home than at the average gin joint, so that's a bonus as well.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 05:09
--------------------------
Heh. Good point.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:13 PM (Dhht7)

176 168 I'm not drinking alone, I'm drinking with all of you.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:11 PM (ROyNt)


I can barely hear you, you are so far behind

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:13 PM (UUUON)

177 I'm not drinking alone, I'm drinking with all of you.

Posted by: Ben Had


Salud!

*clink*

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 17, 2020 05:13 PM (7F3r5)

178 Me three. I am sick of my cooking. So is my husband. We had brats with sauerkraut yesterday - at a Restaurant!! And Friday we had Fish Fry - at a Restaurant!! Like real normal Americans living in the land of the free and the overturned home of Tony Evers.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 04:07 PM (lwiT4)
---
The most Upper Midwest Freaknic ever.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:14 PM (Dc2NZ)

179 On the subject of tipping, please understand I'm a bartender and there is an unwritten rule that we overtip each other. To do otherwise is very bad juju.

We certainly don't expect that out of our guests.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 05:14 PM (GTNbt)

180 If you're married and buy the lady a drink, your chances of getting lucky are better at home than at the average gin joint

Hum? My wife does not drink?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 05:14 PM (85Gof)

181 Check it out.





Posted by: naturalfake at May 17, 2020 05:01 PM (z0XD

I like Rufus Teague's. Due to my Crohn's I can't really do anything spicy anymore*. If it's only a bit of heat I can do it.

I still make exceptions for Buffalo Sauce because fuck it.

Posted by: ... at May 17, 2020 05:14 PM (Jxyc/)

182
I generally tip about 20% as well. You really REALLY have to fuck up to get me to short you. Hell, in my drinking days, I'd tip somewhere around 50-75% for alcohol. I can't remember the last time I tipped less than 20%.

But... (you knew that was coming, yes?)

I'll be damned if I'm going to accept being told that I am EXPECTED to tip or guess the proper percentage as some kind of requirement under an unwritten social contract. If it's something to be expected, they can put on the bill in plain black & white, and note the percentage on the menu like most restaurants do for large parties. That's reasonable.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 17, 2020 05:15 PM (EGyGV)

183 not an expert but the mustard makes me think South Carolina.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 05:15 PM (hHxp2)

184 168 I'm not drinking alone, I'm drinking with all of you.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:11
------------------------------
That's the spirit. Cheers!

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:15 PM (Dhht7)

185 On the subject of tipping, please understand I'm a bartender and there is an unwritten rule that we overtip each other. To do otherwise is very bad juju.

We certainly don't expect that out of our guests.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 05:14 PM (GTNbt)

I over tip, especially at a restaurant I got to frequently.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 05:16 PM (85Gof)

186 The most Upper Midwest Freaknic ever.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:14 PM (Dc2NZ)




Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:16 PM (lwiT4)

187 I'm not drinking alone, I'm drinking with all of you.

Posted by: Ben Had



Been hard at working moving and worked up a powerful sweat. Drinking one of them Stella Artoes.

Cheers! [/Chicago accent]

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 17, 2020 05:16 PM (7s3Gx)

188 Whadya know, a wolverine is a type of weasel.

Posted by: Emmie at May 17, 2020 05:17 PM (ouBhA)

189 I've always lived by the axiom that if you drink by yourself at home, you are an alcoholic.



But if you do it at a bar, you're just being social.



Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 04:35

and twice as poor.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 05:17 PM (hHxp2)

190 Grammie, if you're still around and need to see true commie mayor in action..go to the Second City Cop blog and see what Mayor Buckwheat did to a church that dared to try and have services today

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:18 PM (vd8XM)

191 Got meatball grinder in broiling, not sure I can eat this and huge salad but will see

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:18 PM (ZCEU2)

192 Grammie, if you're still around and need to see true
commie mayor in action..go to the Second City Cop blog and see what
Mayor Buckwheat did to a church that dared to try and have services
today

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:18 PM (vd8XM)



uh oh. this doesn't sound good....... off I go.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:19 PM (lwiT4)

193 "Whadya know, a wolverine is a type of weasel."
-Posted by: Emmie at May 17, 2020 05:17 PM (ouBhA)

We Buckeyes already knew that.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 17, 2020 05:19 PM (Ckg4U)

194 Signs of growing old

just had a audio throw down with the neighbor at the end of my drive

he has a hot tub heated with a wood stove

illegal between May 16 and Sept 30

later he called and apologized

and I accepted

I am such an old fart now

no more flamethrowers

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:19 PM (UUUON)

195 Got meatball grinder in broiling, not sure I can eat this and huge salad but will see
Posted by: Skip

Finish it all and you get a free tshirt

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:19 PM (vd8XM)

196 Should get a picture and post this

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:20 PM (ZCEU2)

197 20%

Posted by: azalea city at May 17, 2020 05:20 PM (WX+x0)

198 "Whadya know, a wolverine is a type of weasel."
-Posted by: Emmie at May 17, 2020 05:17 PM (ouBhA)

We Buckeyes already knew that.
Posted by: Slapweasel at May 17, 2020 05:19 PM (Ckg4U)


Spartans, too.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 17, 2020 05:20 PM (t+qrx)

199 illegal between May 16 and Sept 30

Ok, I'll bite. So why's it illegal during the warm season?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 17, 2020 05:21 PM (7s3Gx)

200 Tequila: A Complaint

Once upon a time the group ZZ Top introduced their tequila brand, Pura Vida, to the world.

The blanco was particularly nice, full of agave and fruit and pepper and a personal fave of mine.

It was popular for a while but then it seemed to go away.

But, this week it was back!

So, I happily got a bottle and that not made margaritas, and -

it. was. not. the. same.

Now, it wasn't garbage but it wasn't a tequila I'd normally spent my money on.

Wha'happen?

Well, Pura Vida previous was distilled at NOM 1414, which has an excellent reputation for distilling high class, very flavorful tequilas.

The current iteration is distilled at NOM 1558, which doesn't have that reputation.

This happens way to often.

If a brand you know and love suddenly changes from Dr Jekyll to Mr Hyde, you can bet they've changed NOMs....usually going to a less expensive one.

You can find out which NOM your tequila is distilled at by looking on the back of the bottle.

Curse you, Pura Vida!!!

*shakes fist at sky*

Posted by: naturalfake at May 17, 2020 05:21 PM (z0XD8)

201 If you're married and buy the lady a drink, your chances of getting lucky are better at home than at the average gin joint, so that's a bonus as well.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 05:09 PM (GTNbt)

Uh, sure. If you say so.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 17, 2020 05:21 PM (NWiLs)

202 My gratuity is for the chef.

The bartender can typically moisturize my balls. It's a privilege not granted to many.

Posted by: Fritz at May 17, 2020 05:21 PM (95j/9)

203 I over tip, especially at a restaurant I got to frequently.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 05:16
-----------------------------
My oldest brother taught me that many years ago. It has paid off well. (But I think we were at a bar, but same principle.)

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:22 PM (Dhht7)

204 183 not an expert but the mustard makes me think South Carolina.
Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 05:15 PM (hHxp2)

yeah

If I have a couple more

wheel locks will remind me of Florida

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:22 PM (UUUON)

205 >>> The most Upper Midwest Freaknic ever.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:14 PM (Dc2NZ)


*fist bump*. Grilled brat burgers today. But not enough German in me to include sauerkraut.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 05:23 PM (BHYVd)

206 And my Dad always said to only tip in cash

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 05:23 PM (85Gof)

207 he has a hot tub heated with a wood stove 

illegal between May 16 and Sept 30 

later he called and apologized 

and I accepted 

I am such an old fart now 

no more flamethrowers

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:

You went Karen on him?

Posted by: Wut at May 17, 2020 05:23 PM (4b5HK)

208
You went Karen on him?
Posted by: Wut
Glad you said that...

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:24 PM (Exbcd)

209 https://i.postIMG.cc/KjMJRVyG/20200517-172109.jpg

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:24 PM (ZCEU2)

210 You know, you can get an honest-to-God flamethrower for about $600. I'm so tempted. Just so I can say I have one.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 17, 2020 05:24 PM (NWiLs)

211 Anyone have a Carolina bbq sauce recipe? I love Bull's Eye, but it seems they don't make it anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 04:43 PM (nvc6v)

I make a mustard vinegar sauce that is absolutely my favorite. I don't remember the proportions off the top of my head, but it's yellow mustard, cider vinegar, brown sugar, and pepper. I can go grab grab the recipe if you want it.

Posted by: BigZesty at May 17, 2020 05:24 PM (ZqcQv)

212 Ok, I'll bite. So why's it illegal during the warm season?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 17, 2020 05:21 PM (7s3Gx)

cause it stinks

and most of the houses here are owned by NYC kajillionares

guy's too cheap to buy a propane water heater

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:25 PM (UUUON)

213 Bruce - I couldn't find the blog post about the mayor and the church. I did find the blog - just not the post.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:25 PM (lwiT4)

214 I only tip in cash even if I paid by some other means.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:26 PM (ROyNt)

215 he has a hot tub heated with a wood stove

illegal between May 16 and Sept 30

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:19
--------------------------
What does this even mean?

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:26 PM (Dhht7)

216 You can get the kind that hooks up to a propane tank for 50.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 05:26 PM (h6CJG)

217 You went Karen on him?
Posted by: Wut at May 17, 2020 05:23 PM (4b5HK)


Karen dreams

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:26 PM (UUUON)

218 my Tequila suggestion is alway Herradura. There are other good ones such as Don Julio no doubt. And so many of them claim to be hundreds of years old etc.

The thing Herrradura has going for it imo is it is almost never on sale, there is a reason for that. And back in the 70's and 80's when Cuervo ruled the roost, only Herrdura stood out as a legit premium bottle. A lot of these guys are remaking history and i am not disputing it. But in Tejas, Herrradura was the alternative to Cuervo but only aficionados took it.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 05:26 PM (hHxp2)

219 Used Japanese breadcrumbs, onion and fresh oregano in the meatballs, tomato sauce and mozzarella and provolone on top

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:27 PM (ZCEU2)

220
Though I have no fireplace at home, I LOVE the smell of woodsmoke.
I don't get it.
Is the guy burning cottonwood or something?

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:27 PM (Exbcd)

221 Grammie, it should be the top post titled
What the Fukc

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:27 PM (vd8XM)

222 Moron Robbie

Thank you!

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 05:27 PM (nvc6v)

223 210 You know, you can get an honest-to-God flamethrower for about $600. I'm so tempted. Just so I can say I have one.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 17, 2020 05:24 PM (NWiLs)
---
I've had my eye on this hot li'l number:

http://xm42.com/

I liked the earlier model tat had the shark teeth painted on.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:28 PM (Dc2NZ)

224 Just made my favorite broccoli. It is such a simple recipe, I can't figure out why it is so good.

3 cups broccoli florets of approximately the size of a golf ball
4 Chinese dried hot peppers, seeds removed, cut or torn into 4 pieces each
1/2" piece fresh ginger, about a 50 cent piece in diameter, peeled and sliced into pieces the size of a small wooden matchstick.
1 tsp Kosher salt
3 Tbsp peanut oil
1 Tbsp of cornstarch mixed into 1/4 cup of water

Heat a wok over high heat until wisps of smoke appear. Add the oil and let it get hot. Add the ginger and peppers, stir fry for just a few seconds, then add the broccoli. Stir fry, getting the seasoned oil all over, for 90 seconds, then sprinkle with salt and keep stir-frying for 1 more minute. Add 2/3c water, let it come to a boil, then cover and turn the heat down to medium-high. Wait 8 minutes. Take lid off. Raise heat to evaporate most of the water that remains. Turn heat down to medium, give the cornstarch-and-water a stir until smooth, then pour it over the broccoli evenly, quickly stirring so it coats everything before it thickens. Serve and eat.

Posted by: Splunge at May 17, 2020 05:28 PM (dOV9E)

225 okie doke Bruce!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:28 PM (lwiT4)

226 you guys ever wonder if you are the only one on earth doing a specific thing at a particular moment? Maybe there are others drinking Kronenbourg 1664 and Virginia Distillery's Port Cask Whisky, but I doubt many are.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 05:28 PM (hHxp2)

227 Large-breasted

Every week I giggle at that. Do not question my maturity. I have none.

Posted by: Pete Bog at May 17, 2020 05:29 PM (Jzz++)

228 My food report:

We finally discovered a source for tri-tip steaks that we used to buy from a local butcher shop. It's a bit further out of the way, but the new store gets their beef from the same source the old butcher shop did.

Anyway, I usually salt and pepper the steaks several hours or overnight before grilling. This time I kept forgetting to prep ahead and figured I would just season them and slap them on the grill - just get the dang things cooked.

Well, I learned that it makes a huge difference, at least for tri-tips, to season them ahead of time. The dry brine makes them so much more tender, juicy, and flavorful.

At least I learned that I haven't been wasting my efforts with the dry brine.

Posted by: Emmie at May 17, 2020 05:29 PM (ouBhA)

229 Quint, have you ever had QUI?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:29 PM (ROyNt)

230 201 If you're married and buy the lady a drink, your chances of getting lucky are better at home than at the average gin joint, so that's a bonus as well.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 05:09 PM (GTNbt)
Uh, sure. If you say so.
Posted by: Insomniac

1. Buy lady a drink
2. Go home alone
3. Jerk it
4. Lucky!

Posted by: Pervo Baggins at May 17, 2020 05:29 PM (d6DSt)

231 I generally tip about 20% as well. You really REALLY have to fuck up to get me to short you. Hell, in my drinking days, I'd tip somewhere around 50-75% for alcohol. I can't remember the last time I tipped less than 20%.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 17, 2020 05:15 PM (EGyGV)

I was like that for a long time, when I lived in places other than WA, where tipped employees make regular minimum wage . Now I pretty much only do it if I get good service.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 17, 2020 05:30 PM (OzQGF)

232 What does this even mean?
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:26 PM (Dhht7)

it means that when you have a house that is worth a lot and a beautiful deck outside your kitchen

you do not want to breathe in huge particles of crap in the middle of a pandemic, when you are pushing 70

not to mention the smell

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:30 PM (UUUON)

233
We once had a business close to ours complain that out wood furnace at the shop was "stinking up the neighborhood".
I pointed out to him the way the wind was blowing, and that he was smelling the crematorium about 1/2 mile north.
Look on the face was priceless.

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:30 PM (Exbcd)

234 I only tip in cash even if I paid by some other means.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:26
-----------------------------
Once I asked would you rather get X% cash tip or Y% tip on credit card. (where X < Y.) Server said cash please.

Later I was told that was bad 'coz server was not going to "pool" the tip and others would get screwed.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:31 PM (Dhht7)

235 guy's too cheap to buy a propane water heater

Roger that.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 17, 2020 05:31 PM (7s3Gx)

236 Is the guy burning cottonwood or something?
Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:27 PM (Exbcd)

anything wet smells like a cow's ass

and yes, I was raised around cows

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:31 PM (UUUON)

237 At least I learned that I haven't been wasting my efforts with the dry brine.
Posted by: Emmie at May 17, 2020 05:29 PM (ouBhA)

My husband rolls them in a pan with salt, pepper, garlic salt, then let's them rest at room temperature before cooking.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 17, 2020 05:32 PM (7bcfy)

238 Bruce. I failed. Is this where I should be looking?

https://secondcitycop-blog.blogspot.com/

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:32 PM (lwiT4)

239 I've only eaten duck in duck gumbo. I prefer chicken. It was also wild duck so don't know if that makes a difference.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 05:32 PM (2DOZq)

240 232 What does this even mean?
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:26 PM (Dhht7)

it means that when you have a house that is worth a lot and a beautiful deck outside your kitchen

you do not want to breathe in huge particles of crap in the middle of a pandemic, when you are pushing 70

not to mention the smell
Posted by: REDACTED

And all together now GET OFF MY LAWN...

Posted by: Andrw Cuomo at May 17, 2020 05:33 PM (d6DSt)

241 anything wet smells like a cow's ass

and yes, I was raised around cows
Posted by: REDACTED

You be right.
Used to live a block away from a BBQ joint. Only with a (rare) NE wind could I smell it.
Made me hungry as hell...

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:33 PM (Exbcd)

242 Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at May 17, 2020 04:09 PM (ssqLp)

Danger Girl we have been making our own bacon for about four years. i almost cannot eat store bought now. Way too salty.

Next project is to try curing the wild pig leg I have in the freezer to make prosciutto!

Posted by: Pete Bog at May 17, 2020 05:34 PM (Jzz++)

243 219 Used Japanese breadcrumbs, onion and fresh oregano in the meatballs, tomato sauce and mozzarella and provolone on top
Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:27 PM (ZCEU2)

In a pinch, I use Panko

and it works quite well

and I am a nut about my meatballs

but just a pinch of oregano in your sauce at the very end

never in the meatballs

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:34 PM (UUUON)

244 olddog, if that be the case, I'll pay 10% on the bill and slip my server another 15% under the table.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:35 PM (ROyNt)

245 Restaurant I supervised renovations on twice had a veterinarian and crematorium right next door, luckily they only operated the stinky part early in the morning. That site is now a parking lot, the Vet is still there.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)

246 Next project is to try curing the wild pig leg I have in the freezer to make prosciutto!

Posted by: Pete Bog at May 17, 2020 05:34 PM (Jzz++)



I do not have a wild pig leg in my freezer. Am I the only one?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

247
Anybody else tried Alton Brown's refrigerator dry age steaks?
Easy, and entirely different..

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:35 PM (Exbcd)

248 I'm drinking with you Ben Had!! *raises glass*

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 05:35 PM (dUJdY)

249 Later I was told that was bad 'coz server was not going to "pool" the tip and others would get screwed.

-

The grumpy, unpleasant waitress isn't going to be rewarded for the sweet little waitress being great at her job?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 05:36 PM (L+kF6)

250 The fourth bar was the one most after my heart.

I wonder if speakeasies are making a comeback in other states.

Posted by: t-bird at May 17, 2020 05:36 PM (pbStR)

251 Posted by: BigZesty at May 17, 2020 05:24 PM (ZqcQv)

Yes please? It may end up like my pulled pork. A mash up of recipes to make what sounds good to me.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 05:36 PM (nvc6v)

252 Every week I giggle at that. Do not question my maturity. I have none.

Posted by: Pete Bog at May 17, 2020 05:29 PM (Jzz++)

You and I will get on well...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 05:37 PM (dLLD6)

253 I do not have a wild pig leg in my freezer. Am I the only one?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

Um, no. In fact, I don't even have any kind of pig leg in my freezer.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 17, 2020 05:37 PM (OzQGF)

254 >> Later I was told that was bad 'coz server was not going to "pool" the tip and others would get screwed.


But if you include the tip on the CC then the restaurant owner takes a cut, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 17, 2020 05:37 PM (bDqIh)

255 We have a great Italian bakery in town that bakes everything in a wood fired brick oven. Sunday morning sitting on their deck with a fresh baked pastry and a cup of coffee on a nice summer morning with the smell of woodsmoke in the air is fantastic.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2020 05:37 PM (ZLI7S)

256
grammie,
My nephew gave me the belly of a wild pig he killed.
I took the time to cure it.
Should have saved myself the trouble. Dunno if he handled it poorly, or the thing was just nasty, but the whole event still kinda rankles me.
I don't take anyone else's wild game no more.

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:38 PM (Exbcd)

257 Grammie

Try secondcitycop.blogspot.com

Sorry. I didn't know there was a similar name

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:38 PM (vd8XM)

258 olddog, if that be the case, I'll pay 10% on the bill and slip my server another 15% under the table.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:35
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I've done that before, Ben Had. Win-win.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:38 PM (Dhht7)

259
Quint, have you ever had QUI?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:29 PM (ROyNt)

I haven't so "I can't comment on it. Is it good?
I will say this. I did have the Herradura Ultra and was disappointed. The argument for this new class is they are very aged but then filtered after aging and clear. It seemed to me they filtered out all the stuff they got from aging it in barrels. Even the description on the box was about being clean and good for cocktails. To be honest, I thought this has to be almost a joke. You take a great tequila, spend all this money aging it, adding flavor, and then, just because you can, you filter all that out and add ten more bucks.

Now I am only talking the Herradura but I really was disappointed by it. To me it seemed like almost hubris. I am not saying that is the case with QUI and I have only had the style once. But the thing about regular Herradura is you either like it or not. Unlike Don Julio, it is very strong flavored really.

Did you like Qui? I would certainly give a try if you thought it was good stuff. I likely would not buy a bottle but would definitely try a shot.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 05:38 PM (hHxp2)

260 Jewells, Now I'm in really good company.

clink

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:38 PM (ROyNt)

261 I'll pay 10% on the bill and slip my server another 15% under the table.


Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:35 PM (ROyNt)


Bingo!


Actually, I will often leave nothing on my credit card and leave the entire tip in cash. I expect the waiter or bartender to be scrupulously honest and report the entire tip to the IRS.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 05:39 PM (dLLD6)

262 Try secondcitycop.blogspot.com



Sorry. I didn't know there was a similar name

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:38 PM (vd8XM)



Will do - there's no stopping me now!!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:39 PM (lwiT4)

263 Elon Musk had a short little tweet today --

Take the red pill.

Shit status -- Real.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 17, 2020 05:39 PM (Z4rgH)

264 I do not have a wild pig leg in my freezer. Am I the only one?
Posted by: grammie winger has

No, i have one in my car bumper though

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:40 PM (vd8XM)

265

If I'm a regular at a place all tips are cash.

Pays off nicely.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 17, 2020 05:40 PM (d6DSt)

266 I do not have a wild pig leg in my freezer. Am I the only one?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

Grammie, oddly enough we do not have the rest of the pig. I think if you just take one leg and release the pig it will grow back. Like Stone Crab Claws

Posted by: Pete Bog at May 17, 2020 05:41 PM (Jzz++)

267 I don't have a hind leg in my freezer but I do have a 10lb wild piglet.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:41 PM (ROyNt)

268 >> We have a great Italian bakery in town that bakes everything in a wood fired brick oven. . .


Nice! Years ago I lived around the corner from an Armenian bakery. When they were cooking lamjune it was like the aroma was pulling me into the place by my nostrils, So good!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 17, 2020 05:41 PM (bDqIh)

269 If I'm a regular at a place all tips are cash.

Pays off nicely.
Posted by: My Pimp

Yes it does

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:41 PM (vd8XM)

270 Whatcha drinkin Ben Had? I had a Bloody Mary to start the afternoon.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 05:42 PM (dUJdY)

271 And all together now GET OFF MY LAWN...
Posted by: Andrw Cuomo at May 17, 2020 05:33 PM (d6DSt)

when I first moved here 25 years ago

I came home from a tough buying trip on PA

I was asleep when I heard a commotion on my front porch

the same guy with the hot tub and his brother , no less

bitching to my wife about my dog taking their shoes off their porch

I went out to talk to them when the brother told me to get my ass back to Texas

then I told them, to make it fair, I'd take them both on

two narrow asses running down my drive

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:42 PM (UUUON)

272 Bruce - I found it. Oh my gosh


This should be a wake-up call to all the residents who habitually vote
for the Machine and "progressives." It should also be a clarion call to
the churches across the city as to how far the left will go to crush the
faithful of all denominations. You are only useful to them as far as
you obey orders and do what you're told. If you don't speak up now,
expect the same to happen to you in short order.


Yes.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:43 PM (lwiT4)

273

Actually, I will often leave nothing on my credit card and leave the entire tip in cash. I expect the waiter or bartender to be scrupulously honest and report the entire tip to the IRS.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020


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Okay, here's my question. Normally I tip unless the service was awful. Now, however, when I go in for takeout from my favorite Italian local place or the coffee shop/diner, I haven't been. In fact I looked on Friday at the Italian eatery and I didn't see a tip jar. Since they are not "serving" me in the usual sense -- I'm coming to pick the order up -- then is a tip even needed?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:43 PM (rpbg1)

274 Actually, I will often leave nothing on my credit card and leave the entire tip in cash. I expect the waiter or bartender to be scrupulously honest and report the entire tip to the IRS.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Yep.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 05:45 PM (nvc6v)

275 From Dr. BBQ......

1 cup cider vinegar
2/3 cup ketchup
1 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Worcestershire
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 17, 2020 05:45 PM (/UQ/R)

276 I'm coming to pick the order up -- then is a tip even needed?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:43 PM (rpbg1)

I usually leave a couple of bucks if I make the order in person and the same person is putting together the to go package.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 05:45 PM (2DOZq)

277 Posted by: BigZesty at May 17, 2020 05:24 PM (ZqcQv)

Yes please? It may end up like my pulled pork. A mash up of recipes to make what sounds good to me.
Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 05:36 PM (nvc6v)

2 cups cider vinegar
1 cup yellow mustard
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
1 cup brown sugar

Dump it all in a bowl and mix. If you some heat, put some of your favorite hot sauce in it.

Posted by: BigZesty at May 17, 2020 05:46 PM (ZqcQv)

278 Anybody else ever encounter 'Chicken Paws' in the poultry section of a Walmart?

Saw my first one today.

Shrink-wrapped tray of raw chicken feet.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 17, 2020 05:46 PM (3D/fK)

279 Grammie, first post.

https://tinyurl.com/3axgup

Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 05:46 PM (K22Va)

280 Jewells, I'm drinking my regular Cab. Gotta keep my tolerance level at high.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:46 PM (ROyNt)

281 The grumpy, unpleasant waitress isn't going to be rewarded for the sweet little waitress being great at her job?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 05:36 PM
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Not sure. Wasn't sure if it was pooled with all other servers or just with bus-staff. Have heard both ways.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:46 PM (Dhht7)

282 PLUS here in WA, a lot of places will tack on a "cost of living" service charge or a separate charge for the kitchen staff.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 17, 2020 05:46 PM (OzQGF)

283 Elon Musk had a short little tweet today --



Take the red pill.



Shit status -- Real.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 17, 2020 05:39 PM (Z4rgH)


The signs are very possible.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2020 05:47 PM (WyVLE)

284 Pooling tips is socialism.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 05:47 PM (2DOZq)

285
Tried to find the article... couldn't.
For those who hate venison, but love beef. Consider-
Shoot your steer first thing at sun-up. Go fetch your son to help you load it. By 9:30, you have it in the truck. Now haul it to the local diner. Show it off... Discuss.
Take it down to the co-op. They've never seen one like it, for sure.
Now, you've been up since 4:30. Go ahead and have a nap.
2:30. What? You haven't even field dressed it? Bad boy.
After a six pack, and a coupla hours, that bad boy is skinned and ready for quartering.
It's now about 6:00, so just go ahead and hang it for the night. Beef improves with age.
You get the idea.

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 05:47 PM (Exbcd)

286 Grammie, first post.

https://tinyurl.com/3axgup
Posted by: dartist

Thanks. I was trying to do that and the darn tablet was not playing nice

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:48 PM (vd8XM)

287 I'm coming to pick the order up -- then is a tip even needed?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:43 PM (rpbg1)

I usually leave a couple of bucks if I make the order in person and the same person is putting together the to go package.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020


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At the Italian place I'm not sure. They're wearing masks!

At the coffee shop/diner, both times we've gone, the owner brought our order out to the counter, no masks. If I see a tip jar, I'll hit it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:48 PM (rpbg1)

288 Jordan61, that's highway robbery.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:49 PM (ROyNt)

289

For some reason I am reminded of Curly fighting with the clam... anyone remember that?

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 17, 2020 05:49 PM (d6DSt)

290 Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 05:46 PM (K22Va)



Thanks dartist - I finally managed to find it. Who does that woman think she is? Even if she has a beef with the church, who is she to close a private parking lot? Who is she to tow cars from nurses getting off their shift? Yet something like 70 people get shot in Chicago this weekend. Oh, but just ignore that!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:49 PM (lwiT4)

291 Later I was told that was bad 'coz server was not going to "pool" the tip and others would get screwed.
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But I'm rewarding the excelsior service provided by my personal wait-slave. If it goes into the pot, then I am screwing over him/her to distribute my filthy lucre to The Greater Good.

Pffft.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

292 When I worked on the mill tailings project years ago, there was a spot of land, few acres, we had to remediate. It was between a Holsum bakery factory and a rendering plant. Depending on the direction of the wind, I went without lunch on many 10 hr days.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 05:50 PM (nvc6v)

293 I'm coming to pick the order up -- then is a tip even needed?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:43
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No, but I'm sure there's a Karen that will shame you.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:50 PM (Dhht7)

294 Also, the photo above needs the little poultry pantaloons.

That makes it extra classy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:50 PM (Dc2NZ)

295 Used Japanese breadcrumbs, onion and fresh oregano in the meatballs, tomato sauce and mozzarella and provolone on top

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:27 PM (ZCEU2)


i agree with all of this other than the used Japanese bread crumbs

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 05:50 PM (hHxp2)

296 Time to start steaming my veggies, all.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:50 PM (rpbg1)

297 Thanks. I was trying to do that and the darn tablet was not playing nice

4th post down is another one.

Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 05:51 PM (K22Va)

298 Funny thing is I don't get all that many tips in my office? Go figure

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 05:51 PM (85Gof)

299 296 Time to start steaming my veggies, all.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:50 PM (rpbg1)

Euphemism?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 17, 2020 05:51 PM (NWiLs)

300 296 Time to start steaming my veggies, all.

Damn Right!

Posted by: Gwen Paltry at May 17, 2020 05:51 PM (d6DSt)

301 Elon Musk had a short little tweet today --





Take the red pill.





Shit status -- Real.
---

The responses, particularly from "Lily" Wascohwski, are hillarious

Posted by: Methos at May 17, 2020 05:51 PM (kOpft)

302 I always tip in cash. I can't even remember the last time I added onto a credit card slip.

Actually, I use the CC as little as possible. Cash is king.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 17, 2020 05:52 PM (Z4rgH)

303 The Panko breadcrumbs were handy, we have Italian I am sure as well.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)

304 288 Jordan61, that's highway robbery.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:49 PM (ROyNt)

Yeah, it's BS. I try to stay away from places that do that.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 17, 2020 05:52 PM (OzQGF)

305 Drove thru Toxic Hell today because I needed something fast. Handed her a twenty.. she gives me my change in a plastic cup. I grab the cup.. oh no! You take the change OUT of the cup. Hands me my order in a bag that has been sealed.. on a tray. I just laughed.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 05:52 PM (dUJdY)

306 Quint, the QUI is like sipping silk. It is so smooth it could be deadly if your not careful.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:53 PM (ROyNt)

307 Since they are not "serving" me in the usual sense -- I'm coming to pick the order up -- then is a tip even needed?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:43 PM (rpbg1)

Good question. I have no idea! If there is atip jar I will usually toss something in, but absent that?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 05:53 PM (dLLD6)

308 Cash is king.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 17, 2020 05:52 PM (Z4rgH)

Yes that is 100% true, but in these virus days, some places don't want to touch your cash.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 05:53 PM (85Gof)

309 i agree with all of this other than the used Japanese bread crumbs
Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 05:50 PM (hHxp2)


Let the first owner take the depreciation hit.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 17, 2020 05:54 PM (t+qrx)

310 303 The Panko breadcrumbs were handy, we have Italian I am sure as well.
Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)

I have found the panko is better

not as good as as old bread, soaked in milk

but not bad

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 05:54 PM (UUUON)

311 The Panko breadcrumbs were handy, we have Italian I am sure as well.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)

sorry that was a bad attempt at humor. I love panko, they great for many recipes such as breaded cutlets.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 05:54 PM (hHxp2)

312 Thanks. I was trying to do that and the darn tablet was not playing nice

4th post down is another one.
Posted by: dartist

Yeah. Do not question my authority!

Should be interesting if a Black church decides to open and she does or doesn't pull the same crap

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:54 PM (vd8XM)

313 Time to start steaming my veggies, all.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:50 PM (rpbg1)

Euphemism?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 17, 2020


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Cooking. "Boil" would probably be a better word, as I am not steaming them in the bag or anything like that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 05:55 PM (rpbg1)

314 All right. Now ya got me hungry

It's dinner time!

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:55 PM (vd8XM)

315 Been doing the Low Country Boil in Foil and throwing it on the grill.
Also made shrimp ceviche which came out excellent.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 17, 2020 05:56 PM (vuisn)

316 Prefer the term freedom market, since the other one is racist.

Since the Washington State 'Trade Your Identity For Restaurant Service' tracking plan is now not mandatory, I plan to print cards up for all my friends with the Governor's name (woe be upon him) and the Attorney General's phone number.
Use it when entering any Karen(tm) run facility. See what happens.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 17, 2020 05:56 PM (e1mEI)

317 Shrink-wrapped tray of raw chicken feet.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 17, 2020 05:46 PM (3D/fK)
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Chicken foot salad is a staple of Asian cuisine.

Wops use them to make stock. Apparently they make a flavorful broth.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

318 I'm going to have to punt here in a bit. Waiting for the downpour to stop so I can toss these chicken thighs on the grill. If not, I need to heat oven and do try out Ree Drummond's bbq oven chicken thigh recipe. Really hope rain slows down.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 05:57 PM (Dhht7)

319 Anyway ate the entire meal, sammy and salad, now the cleanup.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 05:58 PM (ZCEU2)

320 Should be interesting if a Black church decides to open and she does or doesn't pull the same crap

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 05:54 PM (vd8XM)



I
have a hard time believing black churches aren't open in the city of
Chicago. As they should be. But there needs to be equal treatment.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 05:58 PM (lwiT4)

321 >> Shrink-wrapped tray of raw chicken feet.

At dim sum places they call these "Phoenix Claws."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 17, 2020 05:58 PM (vuisn)

322 I bought a package of chicken feet for my dogs. They wouldn't touch them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:59 PM (ROyNt)

323 Yes that is 100% true, but in these virus days, some places don't want to touch your cash.
Posted by: Nevergiveup

I will be happy to touch your cash. Please mail to me and I'll give it a very thorough handling!

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 17, 2020 06:00 PM (d6DSt)

324
Old dog, aren't you in St Loo?
I thought rain had moved out.
Cold and overcast on the west side... and windy.

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 06:00 PM (Exbcd)

325
I've only eaten duck in duck gumbo. I prefer chicken. It was also wild duck so don't know if that makes a difference.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 05:32 PM (2DOZq)

from what i hear, it does. There was a cool scene in an early Anthony Bourdain video where he shows Maine hunters how to make a nicely done duck breast. These guys loved to hunt but never really liked the stuff.

For sure part of it was the cooking technique as duck is particularly i need or a precise technique for many reasons. But some of it is likely the difference between wild duck and the birds raised for consumption.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:00 PM (hHxp2)

326 I looking to get a natural gas grill since I have the connection and it's super convenient.
Question: is a Webber worth the extra couple hundred bucks? The cheapest natural gas Webber I can find is about $750. The one I'd really like is about $1100. I know charcoal and all that but I'm looking at the simplicity of starting it with a click and cooking 10 minutes later. Charcoal is too much time and work for me.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 17, 2020 06:01 PM (UUBmN)

327 I've always lived by the axiom that if you drink by yourself at home, you are an alcoholic.

But if you do it at a bar, you're just being social.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 17, 2020 04:35 PM (zAjYk)

Drunks. Not alcoholics. We don't go to those damned meetings!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Drunk by force of coronavirusville at May 17, 2020 06:01 PM (Vy7tf)

328 Yes that is 100% true, but in these virus days, some places don't want to touch your cash.
Posted by: Nevergiveup


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I've yet to have any place refuse to take my cash. I bought some running shoes on Saturday -- got a good deal, as the model I liked was on sale -- and paid cash. The owner handed me my change without an eyeblink.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:01 PM (rpbg1)

329 I bought a package of chicken feet for my dogs. They wouldn't touch them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:59 PM (ROyNt)

make a chicken stock.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:02 PM (hHxp2)

330 Apparently they make a flavorful broth.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

Absolutely! And the gelatin adds thickness and mouth feel. I always add the feet when I make chicken stock.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 06:02 PM (dLLD6)

331 Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 06:00 PM
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Nope. 2 hours south of STL.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:02 PM (Dhht7)

332 Cash is king. Have never had a problem, even with the wuhan flu.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 06:02 PM (nvc6v)

333 We don't go to those damned meetings!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Drunk by force of coronavirusville at May 17, 2020 06:01 PM (Vy7tf)

AA is for quitters.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 06:03 PM (dLLD6)

334 I will be happy to touch your cash. Please mail to me and I'll give it a very thorough handling!
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 17, 2020 06:00 PM (d6DSt)

When you grab it from my dead cold hands!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 06:03 PM (85Gof)

335 lol Ben Had! Can't say I blame them.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 06:03 PM (dUJdY)

336 I ordered chicken feet at a Chinese Dim Sum place. It was really bad and you were eating bones really. I have never had the duck's feet but I hear they are better.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:03 PM (hHxp2)

337 I have a confession to make. I have never had duck.

Nearly everyone who has had it tells me how good it is, but on the rare occasions I've had the opportunity, things like Blackened Swordfish and Milk-Fed Veal often fit the bill.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 17, 2020 06:03 PM (Ckg4U)

338 My CVS pharmacist wouldn't take cash, but the checkout counter up front did.

Meh, I don't mind it if the druggist, who deals with sick people In These Difficult Times, wants to keep things hands off.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 06:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

339
Lin-duh- we have both charcoal and natural gas. Don't like the gas one we bought.
Look for ease of cleaning! Not many brands have the venturis for natural gas, but most can be bought from the mfr.
I didn't spend up, and regret it.

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 06:04 PM (Exbcd)

340 Made soup Italians around here pronounce something like schcidall, which is escarole and bean soup. Used chard that surprisingly came up from last year. Fresh veggies are a problem with this lockdown already, so I'll be putting in lots of seeds if it ever stops fvcking raining.

Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 06:04 PM (K22Va)

341 Can't help lin-duh. I'm in the process of converting a gas grill to charcoal.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 06:04 PM (nvc6v)

342 We don't go to those damned meetings!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Drunk by force of coronavirusville at May 17, 2020 06:01 PM (Vy7tf)

AA is for quitters.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 06:03
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Ok. I laughed too hard at this.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:05 PM (Dhht7)

343 30 Apparently they make a flavorful broth.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 05:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

Absolutely! And the gelatin adds thickness and mouth feel. I always add the feet when I make chicken stock.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 06:02 PM (dLLD6)

Didn't know you were a member of the tribe, Dildo!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 06:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

344 they used to do duck at a chinese market around here.

how to carve a duck, Chinese style: Use a cleaver and a chopping block and avoid the joints.

Tasty, lovely shards of bone. Nom.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2020 06:05 PM (WyVLE)

345 Got my sourdough starter really kicking now and the loaves are fricking amazing...screw sanfransicko

Posted by: Builder Berg at May 17, 2020 06:06 PM (9gvdf)

346 Not sure I ever had duck, sure goose one year, helped uncle defeather it.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 06:06 PM (ZCEU2)

347 Rev ordered the Beer Cheese soup at the Friday Fish Fry. I don't know what the recipe is.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 06:06 PM (lwiT4)

348 I looking to get a natural gas grill since I have the connection and it's super convenient.
Question: is a Webber worth the extra couple hundred bucks? The cheapest natural gas Webber I can find is about $750. The one I'd really like is about $1100. I know charcoal and all that but I'm looking at the simplicity of starting it with a click and cooking 10 minutes later. Charcoal is too much time and work for me.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 17, 2020 06:01 PM (UUBmN)

--

We've owned a $300ish dollar propane one (Q series?) for a decade and it has been absolutely outstanding. Don't fall for the lure of the biggest one you can find. I routinely cook for six people and what looks deceptively small is plenty large. Even better is the design is extremely efficient because it's not the size of a wheelbarrow.

I'd buy mine again in a heartbeat but the dang thing still works great.

Posted by: Moron Robbie saw a man remove his mask to sneeze at May 17, 2020 06:06 PM (ADuZP)

349 Let the first owner take the depreciation hit.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 17, 2020 05:54 PM (t+qrx)

heh, once they go of the lot, they lose half their value.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:06 PM (hHxp2)

350 My suggestion for all of you who are putting in a garden: Learn about dehydrating, pickling, and canning.

Also buy jars and LIDS NOW.

Before the panicked buying this Summer.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2020 06:07 PM (WyVLE)

351 Cicero commented in the book thread, quoting Grammie Winger, " 'Nasty'? What part of the country gets 'nasty' in the middle of May?"
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 17, 2020"


Lousy-ana, for one. Steamy and sticky, and there is but 13 degrees difference between the low (77) and the high (90), so nighttime is nasty too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:08 PM (rpbg1)

352 I am off, lightning storm and I worry about surges on my computer


Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2020 06:08 PM (WyVLE)

353
Gas is different. Hard to get used to, if you're used to charcoal, but the convenience, especially in the winter, is huge.
They don't get as hot, but with a bigger cooking area, you can keep areas cooler. That's real big with chicken.
MUCH easier to keep a warm area vs. a cooking area, and the whole thing is an oven when you close the lid.
We blew out the thermometer the first day. Junk.

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 06:08 PM (Exbcd)

354 I had Thai chicken foot (feet?) salad in Singapore that used peeled chicken feet, so you just got the chewy gelatinous goodness and not the bones. Chicken foot dimsum is/are not worth the effort.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020 06:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

355 lin-duh, you're going to have to relearn how to cook with the gas. Timing will be much different.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 06:09 PM (ROyNt)

356 So, y'all didn't see the video of that chef deep frying duck breasts.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 17, 2020 06:09 PM (DGSWO)

357 Meh, I don't mind it if the druggist, who deals with sick people In These Difficult Times, wants to keep things hands off.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 17, 2020


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The CVS pharmacy counter at my Target used to check out all your other purchases too, so you didn't have to go through the line at the front. Now they're ensconced behind plexiglass partitions and pass things to you through a porthole.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:10 PM (rpbg1)

358 >>> We don't go to those damned meetings!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Drunk by force of coronavirusville at May 17, 2020 06:01 PM (Vy7tf)

AA is for quitters.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May


I have had two different MD's tell me that if i have three (or more) drinks per day it means I am an alcoholic.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:11 PM (BHYVd)

359 I've had 3 gas grills over 15 years, all natural gas. We opted for a gas griddle last time so I have been without a grill for over a year. We still have the small Weber charcoal for our RV.
A griddle is great but it can't really replace a grill as I have found out.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 17, 2020 06:11 PM (UUBmN)

360 211 Anyone have a Carolina bbq sauce recipe? I love Bull's Eye, but it seems they don't make it anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 04:43 PM (nvc6v)

Bullseye is actually one of my favorite finishing sauces or for 'dipping'. I find it at some Wal-marts.

For off-the shelf chicken sauce, I honestly like Open Pit original.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Drunk by force of coronavirusville at May 17, 2020 06:11 PM (Vy7tf)

361 329 I bought a package of chicken feet for my dogs. They wouldn't touch them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:59 PM (ROyNt)


Chicken feet can be finicky

try putting a little garlic butter sauce on the dogs

probs be go to go

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:11 PM (UUUON)

362 Lousy-ana, for one. Steamy and sticky, and there is but 13 degrees
difference between the low (77) and the high (90), so nighttime is nasty
too.

Fort Polk. Hated that place.

Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 06:11 PM (K22Va)

363

Definition of an alcoholic: someone who drinks more than their doctor.

Definition of constipation: someone who poops less than their mother.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 17, 2020 06:12 PM (d6DSt)

364
I have had two different MD's tell me that if i have three (or more) drinks per day it means I am an alcoholic.
Posted by: Turn Two

Same thinking makes ALL Navy seals obese.

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 06:12 PM (Exbcd)

365 I have had two different MD's tell me that if i have three (or more) drinks per day it means I am an alcoholic.
Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:11 PM (BHYVd)

*looks at glass of Evan Williams*

Woops!

Woopsie!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 17, 2020 06:12 PM (x8Wzq)

366 321 >> Shrink-wrapped tray of raw chicken feet.

At dim sum places they call these "Phoenix Claws."
Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 17, 2020 05:58 PM (vuisn

Heh. Filipinos call them 'Adidas' Boiled until tender, finsished adobo-style. this is commoner's fare.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Drunk by force of coronavirusville at May 17, 2020 06:13 PM (Vy7tf)

367 328 Yes that is 100% true, but in these virus days, some places don't want to touch your cash.
Posted by: Nevergiveup


your gash ?

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:13 PM (UUUON)

368 I am now in my new digs in Virginia and, while not completely settled, am comfortable nuff. I am having a whiskey before walking outside to enjoy a cigar. And, then? To grill a small Montana Steak Cap, wrapped in my homemade pepper bacon, both brought here with great care from home.

My exile in Virginia commences

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at May 17, 2020 06:13 PM (hODab)

369 I have had two different MD's tell me that if i have three (or more) drinks per day it means I am an alcoholic.
Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020


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When I first went to AA, one meeting offered the 40-question test: One yes means you might be an alcoholic, two means you probably are, and three means you definitely are.

I answered 27 yeses.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:13 PM (rpbg1)

370
I know what it takes to fill me up on chicken thighs...
if it has to be chicken feet, just go ahead and clean out the barn!

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 06:14 PM (Exbcd)

371 My exile in Virginia commences



McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at May 17, 2020 06:13 PM (hODab)



Sounds very nice McGyver. Enjoy your new surroundings!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 06:14 PM (lwiT4)

372 Lousy-ana, for one. Steamy and sticky, and there is but 13 degrees
difference between the low (77) and the high (90), so nighttime is nasty
too.

Fort Polk. Hated that place.
Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020


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And yet the die-hard locals here seem to think it's normal. Gah.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:14 PM (rpbg1)

373 Rev ordered the Beer Cheese soup at the Friday Fish Fry. I don't know what the recipe is.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 06:06
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Wife had me research this couple years ago after going up to WI for a wedding. Here's one:

https://www.wisconsincheeseman.com/
blog/cooking/beer-cheese-soup-wisconsin-classic/

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:15 PM (Dhht7)

374 *looks at glass of Evan Williams*

2 handles just delivered a few hours ago. Bourbon is food dammit!

Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 06:15 PM (K22Va)

375 Hi, my name is Eromero and I'm a glutton. Did I get that right?

Posted by: Eromero at May 17, 2020 06:15 PM (XhWtx)

376 >>> I have had two different MD's tell me that if i have three (or more) drinks per day it means I am an alcoholic.
Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:11 PM (BHYVd)

*looks at glass of Evan Williams*

Woops!

Woopsie!
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted


Yeah, take a guess at what my standard reply is if they ask how many drinks a day? If you said anything less than three, you would be correct.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:15 PM (BHYVd)

377 Everyone, thanks for all the great Indian cooking tips! I will be saving this comment thread as a text file to hold onto your notes. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:16 PM (L2ZTs)

378 I have never had the duck's feet but I hear they are better.
Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:03 PM (hHxp2)

Fruit bat have more webbing.

Posted by: Wuhan Loo See at May 17, 2020 06:17 PM (Vy7tf)

379
Hi, Eremero.
My name is Mark, and I'm a glutton, too.
What brings you here?

Posted by: MarkY at May 17, 2020 06:17 PM (Exbcd)

380
I have had two different MD's tell me that if i have three (or more) drinks per day it means I am an alcoholic.


Doctors don't get paid to treat healthy patients.


- Horde wisdom

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 17, 2020 06:17 PM (pnfZk)

381 Yes that is 100% true, but in these virus days, some places don't want to touch your cash.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2020 05:53 PM (85Gof)


True. I heard a local reporter saying a few places won't take cash.

There's always other places to shop. And I will.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 17, 2020 06:17 PM (Z4rgH)

382 Doctors don't get paid to treat healthy patients.

Bingo

Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 06:18 PM (K22Va)

383 Trump should run ads a week before the election

"If you vote GOP for the house, you'll never have to see Pelosi again"

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:18 PM (UUUON)

384

I ONLY sell healthy patients! Works out da best for all of us!

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at May 17, 2020 06:18 PM (d6DSt)

385 have had two different MD's tell me that if i have three (or more) drinks per day it means I am an alcoholic.

-

So if I use a big tumbler everything is fine. Because science.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 06:19 PM (L+kF6)

386 Another food question for the horde: what's the best instant pizza place? I'm thinking of places like Mod, Blaze, Pieology, Pizza Rev, etc.

I personally think Blaze is best, they seem to put the most care into their product.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:19 PM (L2ZTs)

387 Wife had me research this couple years ago after going up to WI for a wedding. Here's one:



https://www.wisconsincheeseman.com/

blog/cooking/beer-cheese-soup-wisconsin-classic/

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:15 PM (Dhht7)



That doesn't look all that hard. Maybe I could risk it in the fall. How is your wife doing?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 06:20 PM (lwiT4)

388 I was just reading interviews with Steven Hatfill

during his ordeal

He called Geraldo a pussy clown

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:20 PM (UUUON)

389 >>> So if I use a big tumbler everything is fine. Because science.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 06:19 PM (L+kF6)


Exactly. I definitely don't tell them that that my "go to" IPA is 9.0 abv.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:21 PM (BHYVd)

390 Fort Polk. Hated that place.
Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 06:11 PM (K22Va)

I'd make the hour trip there every month with my dad to shop at the PX. That's when you got tax free cartons of cigarettes. We did the grocery shopping too. Leesville is a dump.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 06:21 PM (2DOZq)

391 3 drinks a day and you are an alcoholic but 15 pain pills a day doesn't make you a junkie. Right

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 06:21 PM (ROyNt)

392 When I first went to AA, one meeting offered the 40-question test: One yes means you might be an alcoholic, two means you probably are, and three means you definitely are.

I answered 27 yeses.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Did ya win a prize?

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 06:21 PM (vd8XM)

393 >>> Exactly. I definitely don't tell them that that my "go to" IPA is 9.0 abv.
Posted by: Turn Two


Hmm, maybe need to work on my apparent stutter.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:22 PM (BHYVd)

394 >>Question: is a Webber worth the extra couple hundred bucks?

I'm on my second Weber and I love them. If you grill a fair amount it's definitely worth it in my opinion. They cook great and last a long time.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2020 06:22 PM (ZLI7S)

395 348 I looking to get a natural gas grill since I have the connection and it's super convenient.
Question: is a Webber worth the extra couple hundred bucks?

Yes.

Genesis II, three-burner. the holy grail of gas-fired grills.

Wifey and I were putting in a new living room floor over the holidays. Walked by one, still in the crate on a pallet. "Oh, is that a grill?" asks cicerokaboom wife. "you know, our anniversary is in a few days." answered moi.

It was $399 bucks! yep. This is the machine to have. I also cook over wood and charcoal. The Webber gas is for quickies and beer can birds. Heats evenly. No hot spots. Holds temp with precision. Built like a tank. You will never regret buying one.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at May 17, 2020 06:22 PM (Vy7tf)

396 When I first went to AA, one meeting offered the 40-question test: One yes means you might be an alcoholic, two means you probably are, and three means you definitely are.

I answered 27 yeses.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Did ya win a prize?
Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020


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Yep. Free coffee!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:22 PM (rpbg1)

397 Charcoal is too much time and work for me.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 17, 2020 06:01 PM (UUBmN)

Take a look at the Napoleon brand. I saw one a few days ago and it was very well built and reasonably priced.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 17, 2020 06:22 PM (dLLD6)

398 382 Doctors don't get paid to treat healthy patients.


Mechanics don't fix cars that are running fine

what's your point ?

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:23 PM (UUUON)

399 AA seems to have become like MADD unfortunately.

Admit you've EVER had two glasses of wine at one dinner? You're an alkie in their eyes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:23 PM (L2ZTs)

400 I can never answer the pizza questions. I like it all. Everything, from the fancy Italian place in downtown Charlotte where it costs $100 to go out with the family down to the 5 for $5 flat frozen Mr Pizza ones from the frozen section at a gas station.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 06:23 PM (L+kF6)

401 Wolfus, I've also read that if you want to see an actual tobacco smoke *cloud,* go to an AA meeting.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:23 PM (L2ZTs)

402 397 Charcoal is too much time and work for me.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 17, 2020 06:01 PM (UUBmN)

think of it as foreplay

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:24 PM (UUUON)

403 Yeah, take a guess at what my standard reply is if they ask how many drinks a day? If you said anything less than three, you would be correct.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:15 PM
---------------------------
Hah. However, if you're going into surgery and the anesthetist or anesthesiologist asks how much you drink you might want to get closer to actual number. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:24 PM (Dhht7)

404 I'm on my second Weber and I love them. If you grill a fair amount it's definitely worth it in my opinion. They cook great and last a long time.
Posted by: JackStraw

Ive had one about five years now. No problems. Doing the regular maintenance helps

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 06:24 PM (vd8XM)

405 Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA

Excellent choice.

Lower ABV is pretty much a waste of money.



And if you are not a "clinically-defined" alcoholic in the middle of this "pandemic" , you are definitely not paying attention.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 17, 2020 06:25 PM (pnfZk)

406 I answered 27 yeses.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


I was too drunk to respond

so, I'm good to go

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:25 PM (UUUON)

407 Yep. Free coffee!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius ,

Whoo hoo!!

At my yearly physical, I tell the nurse maybe three drinks a week

May also be twelve in one night too

Posted by: Bruce at May 17, 2020 06:26 PM (vd8XM)

408 I'd make the hour trip there every month with my dad to shop at the PX.
That's when you got tax free cartons of cigarettes. We did the
grocery shopping too. Leesville is a dump.

In 1973 a carton of smokes was $5 if I'm not mistaken. I doubt Leesville has changed much since then. We called it Diseasville, lol.

Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 06:26 PM (K22Va)

409

Weber Genesis II... thats the one where Tyranian mutants with two navels cook all their meats well done, right?

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at May 17, 2020 06:26 PM (d6DSt)

410 "Were you drunk yesterday?"
Yes

"Were you drunk today?"
Yes

"Are you drunk now?"
Yes

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:26 PM (L2ZTs)

411 Wolfus, I've also read that if you want to see an actual tobacco smoke *cloud,* go to an AA meeting.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020


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True! There are non-smoking meetings -- hell, there are gay-and-lesbian and Spanish-only meetings -- but ciggies are biggies.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:26 PM (rpbg1)

412 I'm here!


Spent the last 1/2 making a dish from a n Israeli cookbook my son sent. The idea was we would cook the same recipe so we would spend some time together even though we are three states apart.
Made a dish called Maqluba which is layered tomatoes, eggplant, cauliflower, chicken thighs topped with basmati rice cooked in a Dutch oven and the supposedly decanted onto a plate and supposed to look like a cake. Oh, and lots of spices...turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, garlic and more. So, it is currently resting before I can turn the pot over and hope it comes out in one piece.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 17, 2020 06:26 PM (QzF6i)

413 Hah. However, if you're going into surgery and the anesthetist or anesthesiologist asks how much you drink you might want to get closer to actual number. Ask me how I know.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:24 PM (Dhht7)

That's how they got Lance Armstrong. Of course his question wasn't about alcohol.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 06:27 PM (2DOZq)

414 "Do you drink at every dinner?"
Yes

"Do you drink during every snack?"
Yes

"Do you drink in your sleep?"
Yes

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:27 PM (L2ZTs)

415 I just put my garden in.

And ya know what ?

I'm not as young as I used to be !

Posted by: JT at May 17, 2020 06:27 PM (arJlL)

416 MarkY @ 379- I stumbled in the swinging doors years ago under another name from another place, and found true religion.

Posted by: Eromero at May 17, 2020 06:27 PM (XhWtx)

417 Question: is a Webber worth the extra couple hundred bucks?


Had a real problem with the last two Webers protective coating peeling under the hood and even dropping on food. I scrubbed with a wire brush and it peeled again.

Like so many other things, I think they got outsourced to China and whatever they were, no longer is.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 17, 2020 06:28 PM (pnfZk)

418 Wolfus, at the no-tobacco AA meetings they've got a 9000 gallon drum of coffee...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:28 PM (L2ZTs)

419 >>> Hah. However, if you're going into surgery and the anesthetist or anesthesiologist asks how much you drink you might want to get closer to actual number. Ask me how I know.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:24 PM (Dhht7)


Fib during a check up. Probably Okay.

Prior to a procedure? Well, Cat Ass Trophy will be here reading us the riot act. And with good reason, I am sure.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:28 PM (BHYVd)

420 Wolfus, Congratulations on your sobriety. It's hard work but you have obviously done it.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 06:28 PM (ROyNt)

421 "Do you drink while you drive?"
Yes

"Do you drink in front of the officer who pulls you over?"
Yes

"Do you drink at the court hearing?"
Yes

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:29 PM (L2ZTs)

422
If the chicken feet are prepared correctly, the meat falls off the little bones and you spit them out. You don't nibble them like wings.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 06:29 PM (h6CJG)

423 Had a Weber Genesis that we bought in 2000. Moved it to our cottage when we bought a new Weber for the house. Blew off the deck twice in gale force winds. Cracked one of the side trays and we had to dig the burner knobs out of the snow. Replaced the started 3 times. Still working great when we sold the cottage last December.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 17, 2020 06:29 PM (JVgnl)

424 KIRK!!

Give me the Weber Genesis II device!!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 17, 2020 06:29 PM (pnfZk)

425 Made a dish called Maqluba which is layered tomatoes, eggplant, cauliflower, chicken thighs topped with basmati rice cooked in a Dutch oven and the supposedly decanted onto a plate and supposed to look like a cake. Oh, and lots of spices...turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, garlic and more. So, it is currently resting before I can turn the pot over and hope it comes out in one piece.

Sounds wonderful!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 06:29 PM (dUJdY)

426 That doesn't look all that hard. Maybe I could risk it in the fall. How is your wife doing?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 06:20
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She's been weepy last couple of days, grammie. Disappointed in lack of energy/strength and disappointed with progress. Her expectations are exceeding her progress.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:30 PM (Dhht7)

427 Infidel, Sticky Fingers makes a Carolina Sweet barbecue sauce that is my favorite, especially on wings.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 17, 2020 06:30 PM (QzF6i)

428 I thought chicken feet were just for voodoo rituals.

Isn't a Sammy Hagar band called Chicken Feet?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 06:30 PM (2DOZq)

429 >>> True! There are non-smoking meetings -- hell, there are gay-and-lesbian and Spanish-only meetings -- but ciggies are biggies.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Could have sworn some posted here a week ago or so that AA encourages you to continue smoking if you*re on the program.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:31 PM (BHYVd)

430 I've had a gas cooker for years but I have to admit I like the taste from charcoal or my wood smoker much better. It's fast and easy but you sacrifice taste imho.

Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 06:32 PM (K22Va)

431 Could have sworn some posted here a week ago or so that AA encourages you to continue smoking if you*re on the program.

Well, shyeah.



Got to keep the respiratory therapists, pulmonologists and oncologists working , duh!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 17, 2020 06:32 PM (pnfZk)

432 >>> "Do you drink while you drive?"
Yes

"Do you drink in front of the officer who pulls you over?"
Yes

"Do you drink at the court hearing?"
Yes
Posted by: qdpsteve


Hmmm. This test doesn't seem to be so hard.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:33 PM (BHYVd)

433 Sticky Fingers is the barbecue sauce company owned by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, right?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:33 PM (L2ZTs)

434

Having done hobo on all three gas/charcoal/smoker heat sources I will say I prefer actual spit roasted.

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at May 17, 2020 06:33 PM (d6DSt)

435 DrNick, it's tough though to debone the hobo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:33 PM (L2ZTs)

436 The apartments where I live have a bunch of Muscovy ducks.
Well fed on corn and grain by the idiot's.

I've confirmed: No state laws prevent me from harvesting as many as I want

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 17, 2020 06:33 PM (aO8Gd)

437 My across the street neighbor in Dallas by White Rock lake

Senior VP money man for some big bank

had about 20 Weber smokers

when ribs would go on sale, we would go to Skaggs or some place and buy a whole basket full

the suit and tie guy made the best ribs I have ever had, before or since

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:34 PM (UUUON)

438
Here's the marinade I did for my vegetable kebabs yesterday... it was pretty damn good, actually:

Soy sauce (and a little bit of fish sauce), olive oil, juice of one orange and one lime, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and paprika.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 06:34 PM (h6CJG)

439 My neighbor just bought over some called Kombucha that she made. Not sure how I feel about it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 06:34 PM (dUJdY)

440 Odd that the content should mention cider and in a disparaging way, too. I prefer cider to beer. Since I'm cooking a lot of my own meals nowadays, I've been slowly working toward basic competence in the kitchen. We've made bratwurst fried and then boiled in beer a few times, but my son has pointed out that we need a heftier beer than the Shiner Bock (hey, my soon to be ex spouse left me a case of it) to cook the brats in.

I've decided to try cider instead. Apple is supposed to go well with pork, so it should work and if it doesn't, well, I can at least drink the rest of the cider in consolation.

Soon, I will try some of the recipes in The Deplorable Gourmet. I hope I can tell which ones are jokes and which ones aren't.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 06:34 PM (edlKR)

441 DrNick, it's tough though to debone the hobo.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:33 PM (L2ZTs)

Have you tried spatchcocked hobo?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 06:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

442 Wolfus, Congratulations on your sobriety. It's hard work but you have obviously done it.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020


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Thank you, sir. Just too stubborn to give up, that's me.

As far as AA encouraging you to smoke, the thought process is, "One addiction at a time."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:35 PM (rpbg1)

443 Grill talk?

11 years+ on the BBQGalore Captain Cook grill. Have replaced the trays holding the ceramic briquettes twice (2nd time just last month), "flame bars" (burners) once. That's it. Works like the day I put it together - got it on a deep discount in November, so, an excellent value.

I've been able to get good smoke flavor in poultry using the little iron box and aluminum-foil packets with soaked wood chips, and the baby back ribs I do low/slow (6-8 hours) turn out incredibly well, even though both those things are not really technically in this grill's wheelhouse.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 17, 2020 06:35 PM (El6T/)

444 Store bought bbq sauces, might be worth trying some

https://tinyurl.com/ybrh5q28

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 06:35 PM (L+kF6)

445 Sharon do you get to talk on phone in this double meal experience?

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 06:36 PM (ZCEU2)

446 Northernlurker, no but I have tried butterflied tempura hobo...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:36 PM (L2ZTs)

447

Hobo Blood Eagle is the spatchcocking of choice.

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at May 17, 2020 06:36 PM (d6DSt)

448 Quint, the QUI is like sipping silk. It is so smooth it could be deadly if your not careful.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:53 PM (ROyNt)

I will give it a shot on your recco.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:37 PM (hHxp2)

449 Hobo Blood Eagle is the spatchcocking of choice.
Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at May 17, 2020


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"Spatchcocking" sounds like a rusty rifle being readied to shoot.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:37 PM (rpbg1)

450 I was talking to a friend of mine in Dallas last night

his daughter is having trouble her son

then he told me of all our other buds and their issues

omg

criminals from rich families

just don't understand it

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (UUUON)

451 IMHO Lucille's makes a pretty good bbq sauce, I especially like their spicy sauce.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (L2ZTs)

452 Sharon, thanks. The Carolina Classic seems to be more what I was looking for. Will try it.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (nvc6v)

453 My neighbor just bought over some called Kombucha that she made.


Has she discipled you in the life-extending properties of essential oils ?



Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (pnfZk)

454 Do you like a wet marinade for hobo or do you prefer dry rub?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (Uu+Jp)

455 Robbie use to go every trip to Myrtle beach to Sweet Baby Rays restaurant , loved those ribs.

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (ZCEU2)

456 Her expectations are exceeding her progress.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:30 PM (Dhht7)



It must be very frustrating for her. I'm glad she has you.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (lwiT4)

457 I thought chicken feet were just for voodoo rituals.
Isn't a Sammy Hagar band called Chicken Feet?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 06:30 PM (2DOZq)

Mojo Hand > Chicken Feet

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (Z+IKu)

458 Skip, we text and send pictures.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 17, 2020 06:39 PM (QzF6i)

459 Robbie use to go every trip to Myrtle beach to Sweet Baby Rays restaurant , loved those ribs.
Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (ZCEU2)

That's the store bought BBQ sauce I use.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 06:39 PM (2DOZq)

460 Eromero, I'm a glutton too. That one duck leg would serve me as an appetizer. 3 more would make a meal.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 06:39 PM (ROyNt)

461 My daughter revealed to me the reason why so many have taken up sourdough baking during "these difficult times". (cue plaintive piano music)

It's because it has been very difficult to obtain yeast, and sourdough doesn't need it.

Posted by: pep at May 17, 2020 04:10 PM

I love fresh baked bread and I located my bread machine. I searched the local supermarkets in vain for yeast, but Amazon delivered a pound of it within three days of my order.

It is WAY more than need, but I understand that it freezes well, so I've put nearly all of it in the deep freeze.

My first batch came out awful. It turns out that flour goes bad (who knew?) and the bread flour that we had was several years old. I replaced the bread flour with all-purpose flour and got awesome results. It had an almost cakelike texture, but I didn't mind.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 06:40 PM (edlKR)

462 A local favorite BBQ sauce is Sweet Baby Ray's.

It beats the hell out of Kraft.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 17, 2020 06:40 PM (Z4rgH)

463 And I see it has already been mentioned.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 17, 2020 06:41 PM (Z4rgH)

464 Northernlurker, both work for me :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:42 PM (L2ZTs)

465 Johnny Harris often seems to be the bbq sauce of choice here in GA.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 17, 2020 06:42 PM (vuisn)

466 Just checked my finished product and apparently I didn't press the rice down enough so still some liquid and rice is not done. Going to put it back on heat and try again in 10 minutes. The recipe says to use your hands to press down and apparently a fork doesn't work.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 17, 2020 06:42 PM (QzF6i)

467 >>> A local favorite BBQ sauce is Sweet Baby Ray's.

It beats the hell out of Kraft.
Posted by: GnuBreed


Sweet Baby Rays is what I have alway used. But I need to look next time to see if they have a version of Carolina sweet and spicy.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:43 PM (BHYVd)

468 I can get a Webber genesis II 310 with a cover, assembled, and delivered for only $935 including tax....

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 17, 2020 06:43 PM (UUBmN)

469 Isn't a Sammy Hagar band called Chicken Feet?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 06:30 PM (2DOZq)

Mojo Hand > Chicken Feet
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 17, 2020 06:38 PM (Z+IKu)

Okay it's Chickenfoot. Sammy Hagar is 72. Heard him on Stern this year singing live. The dude sounds like he did 40 years ago.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 06:43 PM (2DOZq)

470 >>She's been weepy last couple of days, grammie. Disappointed in lack of energy/strength and disappointed with progress. Her expectations are exceeding her progress.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 06:30 PM (Dhht7)

Baby steps. It's hard to be sprung from treatments after such a long time, knowing that now it's on you to get back to how you used to be. Help her see/find something positive in every day. I don't know how she feels about hearing "new normal", but I absolutely hated it. I think that helped me.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 17, 2020 06:44 PM (+50cl)

471 Kroger's Private Selection BB sauce w/ bourbon is pretty good. Use it now instead of KC Masterpiece.

Posted by: Farmer at May 17, 2020 06:44 PM (NdOIs)

472 Great book on smoking beasts and BBQ sauces from all over the country, "Smoke and Spice" by Cheryl and Bill Jamison. Love their vinegar and mustard BBQ sauces.

Posted by: dartist at May 17, 2020 06:44 PM (K22Va)

473 Spatchcocked a Tegu for dinner. Now I'm ready for the Gun Thread!

Posted by: Tagu Tonight! at May 17, 2020 06:44 PM (Tnijr)

474 Has she discipled you in the life-extending properties of essential oils ?

No.. should I be worried?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 17, 2020 06:45 PM (dUJdY)

475 Didn't someone here once spatchcock a chupacabra?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:45 PM (L2ZTs)

476 I like Rendezvous BBQ sauce when I can get it.

Tasty....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 17, 2020 06:46 PM (Z+IKu)

477 olddog please tell her we look forward to seeing you both in Oct.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 06:46 PM (ROyNt)

478 I don't know if Sticky Fingers is owned by Mick Jagger but I like a lot of them. Memphis Original and have tried the Carolina Classic but don't like it as much as the Carolina Sweet.
Infidel, what are you going to make with the Carolina Classic?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 17, 2020 06:46 PM (QzF6i)

479 Chinese ambassador to Israel dead....I guess we'll find out soon if it is Wuhan Flu, natural causes....or something else.

What company makes cruise missiles for the navy again? Might be a good time to buy their stock.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 17, 2020 06:46 PM (WdocV)

480

KC Masterpiece went to pot and also dropped the mesquite line. Probably made in China.

Stubbs Mesquite or Heinz Kansas City style + a shot of mesquite liquid smoke does nicely.

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at May 17, 2020 06:46 PM (d6DSt)

481 I've been pondering for a while....

The same Karen that calls you a science denying troglodyte also believes essential oils cure cancer right?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 17, 2020 06:47 PM (WdocV)

482
Food related: Lady YD's ex-husband makes their son be vegan. He's real close to his dad and tries to put on a brave face and pretend he likes it, but I know better. Yesterday, the levee finally broke... I was BBQ'ing and he could smell all the delicious brats and burgers, and when I went to put that vegan patty *thing* on my perfectly good grill, he just burst into a gale of tears... "I want meat so bad! I hate this vegan diet! I hate it!"

He remained strong and ate this awful patty *thing* but I told him in no uncertain terms that he can stop the madness anytime, and I won't guilt him or dime him out to the Food Police. What a crock. I'm no fan of veganism under any circumstance, but forcing it on someone who doesn't even want to do it is too far.

These prohibitions no longer exist in my home. It was hard to watch.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 06:47 PM (h6CJG)

483 Okay it's Chickenfoot. Sammy Hagar is 72. Heard him on Stern this year singing live. The dude sounds like he did 40 years ago.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here


I think on his best day, David Lee Roth couldn't sing "live" half as good as Sammy.

Also, apparently Sammy Hagar and Bill Clinton are same age. You would never know it looking at a current side by side photo.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:48 PM (BHYVd)

484
Sweet Baby Rays is what I have alway used. But I need to look next time to see if they have a version of Carolina sweet and spicy.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 17, 2020 06:43 PM


they have a "sweet & spicy" sauce, not sure if they bill it as "Carolina"

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 17, 2020 06:48 PM (DUIap)

485 A) this is in jest
B) the line I always heard was an alcoholic is someone who drinks as much as you do but you do not like.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:48 PM (hHxp2)

486 Ben had @ 460- I don't really eat much, specially dux. But that one looks some kind of fine. Wow look at the time! I've only had one of my three drinks today. I better turn to and splice the main brace.

Posted by: Eromero at May 17, 2020 06:48 PM (XhWtx)

487 I better turn to and splice the main brace.
Posted by: Eromero at May 17, 2020


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Rope yarn Sunday today.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:50 PM (rpbg1)

488 Watching The Chappell Show marathon. The guy is a comic genius.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 06:50 PM (2DOZq)

489 I use Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Chipotle. Great on wings and pork. Used to use their Sweet Red Chili but I like the Sticky Fingers Carolina Sweet better.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 17, 2020 06:51 PM (QzF6i)

490 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 06:47 PM (h6CJG)

How is this stuff happening I am hearing about this type of stuff more and more. In my day, and that day wasn't as long ago as I sometimes make it sound, kids would do the opposite if their parents tried to force something on them.

not kidding, but he should and would have thirty years ago, found a way to get around this. I was going to say go to the authorities, but better yet, find a way to be hour own man. You can save a buck or two and get some Big Macs.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:52 PM (hHxp2)

491
Watching The Chappell Show marathon. The guy is a comic genius.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 17, 2020 06:50 PM (2DOZq)

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Yes, and that was from the before time - when comedy was still a thing, before the lunatics ran the asylum and banned all fun. Comedy Central, in particular, is abysmal by comparison to back then. They would have Dave Chappelle skinned alive and burned at the stake before giving him a show, today.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 06:52 PM (h6CJG)

492 Note on a brand of chicken pot pies: "extra flaky crust"

That crust really is flaky. It borrowed $100 from me in 1987 and still hasn't paid it back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:52 PM (L2ZTs)

493 My antique shop on Fairmount, Dallas TX, was ground zero of great food in the 70's and 80's

could walk to 30-40 great places from my doorstep

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 06:53 PM (UUUON)

494
I was going to say go to the authorities, but better yet, find a way to be hour own man. You can save a buck or two and get some Big Macs.
Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:52 PM (hHxp2)

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Like I said, though, they're really close, and he's trying to respect him. I really don't hold it against him. But at some point, he's gonna say "fuck it," and eat a steak. That's pretty inevitable, I think.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 06:54 PM (h6CJG)

495 thanks to covid. many essential oils have been deemed non -essential.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 06:54 PM (hHxp2)

496 Your bar hopping night sounds uplifting and fun. Yay for ingenuity and rebelliousness.

Posted by: LASue at May 17, 2020 06:55 PM (Ed8Zd)

497 Soon, I will try some of the recipes in The Deplorable Gourmet. I hope I can tell which ones are jokes and which ones aren't.
Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 06:34 PM (edlKR)
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They are all real, I promise.

Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020 06:56 PM (/669Q)

498 The Brown Butter Maple ice cream is addictive. You have been warned.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:57 PM (rpbg1)

499 468 Ace Hardware has a sale on Weber Genesis grills. Become a "member" and get free assembly and delivery.

Posted by: Regular joe at May 17, 2020 06:57 PM (L9P9s)

500 497 Soon, I will try some of the recipes in The Deplorable Gourmet. I hope I can tell which ones are jokes and which ones aren't.
Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 06:34 PM (edlKR)
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They are all real, I promise.
Posted by: bluebell

Even the one for deep fried castrati!

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at May 17, 2020 06:57 PM (d6DSt)

501
Also, to be fair to the dad, he's a good guy, and not a snotty vegan type. Thing is, he's a black dude from Mississippi, and basically everyone in his family died young from soul food overdoses, and he lurched in the opposite direction.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 06:57 PM (h6CJG)

502 Infidel, what are you going to make with the Carolina Classic?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice)

Pulled pork. A few years back I concocted a recipe I could do in the summer. I use a pork butt or shoulder and use a dry rub I mashed up from a few recipes. Wrap in plastic and put in fridge for a day or two. Then I use the crock pot. Two onions, sliced in bottom of pot, 2 cups beer,2 T apple cider vinegar, bbq sauce, S and P, and a touch of liquid smoke.

Covered on high for 4 hrs, then low for 5 hrs.

Posted by: Infidel at May 17, 2020 06:58 PM (nvc6v)

503 YD, as I understand it, bacon has cured more people of the lunacy of veganism than any other meat.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 17, 2020 06:59 PM (aO8Gd)

504 I'm tired of the Sous Vide shit. I get it. It's a cool way to cook. Move it along.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Not Masked and Hearding Cats at May 17, 2020 06:59 PM (3H9h1)

505 Should get a new gas grill very soon

Posted by: Skip at May 17, 2020 06:59 PM (ZCEU2)

506 Making Javems' spaghetti from the Deplorable Gourmet. The Mrs. favorite.


Heh.

Posted by: Javems at May 17, 2020 06:59 PM (ofIwF)

507 I'm a generous tipper, especially if she's cute and friendly. That said, thirty-plus years ago I used to drink at an old school tavern in my hometown. It was the fiefdom of the elderly, cigar chomping, eye-patch wearing bartender/owner. No nonsense, no free drinks, no tipping. A shot and a beer place, with homemade pickled eggs. Heaven.

Posted by: eastofsuez at May 17, 2020 06:59 PM (U2zca)

508 Cybersmythe, my okra quiche missed the cookbook deadline (well ok, I didn't know how email works) but if you show up at the TxMoMe in October I'll give you the recipe.

Posted by: Eromero at May 17, 2020 07:00 PM (XhWtx)

509 okra quiche

Yes Please

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at May 17, 2020 07:00 PM (d6DSt)

510 No pork to be had at local Meijer

Posted by: A dude in MI at May 17, 2020 07:01 PM (/6GbT)

511 I don't know how she feels about hearing "new normal", but I absolutely hated it. I think that helped me.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 17, 2020 06:44
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She hate's "new normal" as it relates to the virus. However, her "new normal" relating to getting over the cancer is frustrating to her.

Although, we did have fun at her first trip to the grocery store the other day. I rode one of those motorized carts out to the car for her. She took a couple of practice rounds in parking lot before venturing into the store. She was like a kid in a candy store.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 07:02 PM (Dhht7)

512 508 Cybersmythe, my okra quiche missed the cookbook deadline (well ok, I didn't know how email works) but if you show up at the TxMoMe in October I'll give you the recipe.
Posted by: Eromero at May 17, 2020 07:00 PM (XhWtx)

Yeah, my natto encrusted Mamushi eggs didn't get in either

bummer

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 07:02 PM (UUUON)

513 510 No pork to be had at local Meijer
Posted by: A dude in MI at May 17, 2020 07:01 PM (/6GbT)

the barrel has pork

lots and lots of pork

Posted by: SHEP at May 17, 2020 07:03 PM (UUUON)

514 >>. She was like a kid in a candy store.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 07:02 PM (Dhht7)

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 17, 2020 07:04 PM (+50cl)

515 REDACTED, I eagerly await the results of your risotto taste test.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 07:04 PM (ROyNt)

516
Although, we did have fun at her first trip to the grocery store the other day. I rode one of those motorized carts out to the car for her.

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OMG I was looking at motorized scooters for the kids and saw an ad for this LUDICROUS device that was being marketed to the girthier gentleman.

Its design envelope will accommodate a *650lb* man at speeds up to 57mph.

If you weigh 600lbs and are driving this thing around, you should just get a pair of steer horns for it, because you're essentially like an out-of-control rodeo bull flying through pedestrians on the sidewalk, anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 07:05 PM (h6CJG)

517 I like ducks.

Posted by: Sue Vide at May 17, 2020 07:05 PM (EgshT)

518 Stand by - having trouble getting the Gun Thread to post.

Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:06 PM (MVjcR)

519 515 REDACTED, I eagerly await the results of your risotto taste test.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 07:04 PM (ROyNt)

will get back to you !!

Posted by: REDACTED at May 17, 2020 07:06 PM (UUUON)

520 Hang in there, Weasel! Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020 07:07 PM (/669Q)

521 I don't mention tipping here. Last time I mentioned tipping i got laid into and it was not fun. Few have ever had an issue with the fuzzball Quint. But damn, i mentioned tipping and all hell broke lose. I said I normally tipped 20 percent pre tax. It was the pretax that caused the problem for some reason. I thought we all ignored tax just on principle One town can charge a lot more tax than the next, and they should that affect a tip?
I will tip more if need be but no way am i even in the lower 80 percent of tippers.
I did have a weird tipping situation a few months ago. A bartender I just met gave me more free drinks than I have received probably in my life. If this guy did not give me six shots of single malt I have it all wrong. WHen I tipped him I gave well over 30 percent. I really could not figure it out and wanted to be fair to him, the owner, and even myself. Looking back at it, I think I owe him a Jackson but since this shut down started I will have to wait to even find the guy. And yes I do think about those things and I never asked him for a single comp.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 07:07 PM (hHxp2)

522 not sure why but the GT is 3 threads down

Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:07 PM (MVjcR)

523 518 Stand by - having trouble getting the Gun Thread to post.
Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:06 PM (MVjcR)

Did you try turning it off, and on again?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 17, 2020 07:08 PM (x8Wzq)

524 not sure why but the GT is 3 threads down
Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:07 PM (MVjcR)
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That will be CBD's next First world problem.

Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020 07:08 PM (/669Q)

525 not sure why but the GT is 3 threads down
Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:07 PM (MVjcR)

*gathers rappelling gear*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 17, 2020 07:09 PM (x8Wzq)

526 What if you cook a chicken leg the way you want to cook those duck legs? (or a turkey leg)

Posted by: ArthurK at May 17, 2020 07:09 PM (68LnN)

527 not sure why but the GT is 3 threads down

It's a tactical maneuver.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 17, 2020 07:10 PM (EgshT)

528 The gun thread had a misfire!

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 07:10 PM (ROyNt)

529 I'm over there talking to myself.

Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020 07:10 PM (/669Q)

530 This blog is defective!

Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:10 PM (MVjcR)

531 the barrel has pork

lots and lots of pork
Posted by: SHEP at May 17, 2020 07:03 PM (

You're fooling no one, you know.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 17, 2020 07:11 PM (rBtIz)

532 It's CBD's fault, no doubt. After all, he posted the last three threads so he must have mucked around with something.

Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020 07:11 PM (/669Q)

533 This blog is defective!
Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:10 PM

Dude... are you new here?

Posted by: The Pixy hamsters at May 17, 2020 07:12 PM (rBtIz)

534 Quint @ 521- Mrs E and I are double-tipping these days even if they get our order wrong. Because we still have money coming in and want to do the right thing. We are old softies.

Posted by: Eromero at May 17, 2020 07:13 PM (XhWtx)

535 "Spatchcocking" sounds like a rusty rifle being readied to shoot.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 17, 2020 06:37 PM (rpbg1)


I like calling it "spreading the blood-pullet" which has never gotten a laugh.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 17, 2020 07:13 PM (WyVLE)

536 not sure why but the GT is 3 threads down

Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:07
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Can't you just push them all out? We'll ignore the other 2.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 07:14 PM (Dhht7)

537 361 329 I bought a package of chicken feet for my dogs. They wouldn't touch them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 17, 2020 05:59 PM (ROyNt

Where did you find a vet to affix chicken feet to a dog?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at May 17, 2020 07:14 PM (Vy7tf)

538 What if you cook a chicken leg the way you want to cook those duck legs? (or a turkey leg)
Posted by: ArthurK at May 17, 2020 07:09 PM

I've had great results sous viding chicken thighs. Go for it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 17, 2020 07:15 PM (rBtIz)

539 I like duck and chicken in the same meal. I find a meal of straight duck to be a little unpleasant.

I have had some damn fine potatoes cooked in duck fat though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 17, 2020 07:16 PM (d1uFV)

540
Where did you find a vet to affix chicken feet to a dog?
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at May 17, 2020 07:14 PM (Vy7tf)

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Dr. Moreau's Veterinary Clinic

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 17, 2020 07:16 PM (h6CJG)

541 Quint @ 521- Mrs E and I are double-tipping these
days even if they get our order wrong. Because we still have money
coming in and want to do the right thing. We are old softies.


Posted by: Eromero at May 17, 2020 07:13 PM (XhWtx)

I tipped a carry out place i had never ordered from in my life 15 percent yesterday. I don't have a dime coming in but for some reason I felt the need. The norm in this country is not to tip carry out. And if anyone says I am wrong, well, you are wrong. I also gave a random woman in the walmart parking lot money, real dollars.

i am not asking for plaudits and please don't. But we all are just trying to make our way in this life. what I might do today might be different than at another time. But never try to pigeon hole a person. I am long over it and I sure as hell did not bring up tipping. But I have a right to say what I do. We all do really.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 07:18 PM (hHxp2)

542 433 Sticky Fingers is the barbecue sauce company owned by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, right?
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 06:33 PM (L2ZTs)


I'm pretty sure that was Biden's code name while in the White House.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at May 17, 2020 07:18 PM (Vy7tf)

543 Spatchcocking can be fun, whether you're doing it to a juicy chicken, an errant hobo, or a misbehaving Democrat governor...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 07:18 PM (L2ZTs)

544 Pah! You people.

Just went to the supermarket. They have toilet paper, they have hamburger, they have supermarket sushi. You know what they didn't have?

They didn't have duck. I really want duck now.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 17, 2020 07:21 PM (gd9RK)

545 If you are looking for the Gun Thread it's downstairs.

Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:21 PM (MVjcR)

546 If you are looking for the Gun Thread it's downstairs.
Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:21 PM (MVjcR)


Bang! Bang! The cobbies shot it down! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 17, 2020 07:22 PM (L2ZTs)

547 Regular joe ,
I did the Ace thing. So I got the grill and cover, tax, assembled and delivered for under $1000. It will be here the 26th. There went my stimulus money.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 17, 2020 07:25 PM (UUBmN)

548 Where's Tegun Thread?

Posted by: Have Tegu, Will Travel at May 17, 2020 07:26 PM (Tnijr)

549 What do we want?
GUN THREAD!!
When do we want it?
RIGHT NOW!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 17, 2020 07:28 PM (NWiLs)

550 I would like to say that I like duck and have been fortunate to have it prepared well. Crispy, tender, rendered so not greasy, but flavorful.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 17, 2020 07:28 PM (EZebt)

551 Insomniac, for some reason the gun thread landed down the main page about three threads under.

Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020 07:29 PM (/669Q)

552 Gun Thread is three doors down

Posted by: Weasel at May 17, 2020 07:30 PM (MVjcR)

553 three Miller Lite bottles. Bill: $9.00. Gratuity: $10.
One Jameson Irish Whiskey. Tab: $7.00. Gratuity: $5.
2 double Jameson rocks. Tab: $30. Gratuity: $10.
4 Miller Lites: $10. Tip: $10.


Damn. That makes me feel like a cheapskate.
I would probably do
3 miller lite $9+$6 = $15
jameson $7+$3= - $10
double $30+$5 = $35
4 millers $10+$5 = $15

Posted by: Chuck C at May 17, 2020 07:30 PM (r6GXX)

554 Then I use the crock pot. Two onions, sliced in bottom of pot, 2 cups beer,2 T apple cider vinegar, bbq sauce, S and P, and a touch of liquid smoke.

Covered on high for 4 hrs, then low for 5 hrs.

Posted by: Infidel

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Sounds tasty. Does it not end up with a lot of liquid, though?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 17, 2020 07:33 PM (L+kF6)

555 would like to say that I like duck and have been
fortunate to have it prepared well. Crispy, tender, rendered so not
greasy, but flavorful.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 17, 2020 07:28 PM (EZebt)

I wont lie to you. San Francisco is not on the top of my "to visit" locales. But i know people who always put it at number one. If I do go, one place I am sure to visit is Chinatown. I will be on that duck like there is no tomorrow.

Posted by: Quint at May 17, 2020 07:38 PM (hHxp2)

556 Soon, I will try some of the recipes in The Deplorable Gourmet. I hope I can tell which ones are jokes and which ones aren't.
Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 06:34 PM

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They are all real, I promise.

Posted by: bluebell at May 17, 2020 06:56 PM

So, no Swedish Lemon Angels? Good to know!

I've been mostly in survival mode for three and a half months now, and much of that was spent throwing out long-expired food. I think it's all gone now, though.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 07:52 PM (edlKR)

557 Cybersmythe, my okra quiche missed the cookbook deadline (well ok, I didn't know how email works) but if you show up at the TxMoMe in October I'll give you the recipe.

Posted by: Eromero at May 17, 2020 07:00 PM

My wife is divorcing me because I attended the TxMoMe last year, so naturally I'm planning to be there this year.

I'm not at all sure I want to ever fix anything that could be described as "okra quiche," though.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 07:54 PM (edlKR)

558 My wife is divorcing me because I attended the TxMoMe last year, so naturally I'm planning to be there this year...

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 07:54
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This story could use a few more background details. Was it something you did there? j/k.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 07:58 PM (Dhht7)

559 My wife is divorcing me because I attended the TxMoMe last year, so naturally I'm planning to be there this year...

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 07:54

This story could use a few more background details. Was it something you did there? j/k.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 17, 2020 07:58 PM

No, that's it. I've been getting emails from people I know going: Why would you hang out with Nazi's?!?

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 08:03 PM (edlKR)

560 No, that's it. I've been getting emails from people I know going: Why would you hang out with Nazi's?!?
Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 17, 2020 08:03 PM (edlKR)

Obvious answer - because that's where we make our plans to kill all of you, you dorks.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 17, 2020 08:17 PM (q3gwH)

561 Tipping is a necessary evil that society has thought up to make you hate going out to dinner. But I don't think it has anything to do with the quality of service you receive. Servers aren't motivated to give good service to get a good tip, and rarely do diners diminish a tip for bad service, although they might increase a tip for exceptionally good service. And tips might depend on how sorry you feel for the low waged person behind the bar, but truth be told, he probably makes more than you. I think the real driver of tips is peer pressure and expectations.

Posted by: next in line at May 17, 2020 08:47 PM (N3gad)

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