Food Thread: Unlabeled Containers...What's In Your Wallet Freezer?

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I usually have pre-portioned cookie dough in my freezer, and often two or three different kinds! I'll chill the extra dough, form it into balls, then freeze them on an aluminum pan before tossing them into plastic bags. It's a great way to avoid baking and eating the entire batch of dough, and it's fantastically convenient to have ready-to-bake dough at hand. I have found no degradation in quality after freezing, and preparation is simple. If I have time I will allow the dough to defrost directly on the baking sheet, or if I am strapped for time, just bake them directly from the freezer. That requires a bit of attention, but there are worse things in life than peeking at cookies as they bake!

But last night I poked around the freezer and found only one bag of cookie dough, and for the life of me I had no idea what the hell they were! They looked like they had oatmeal in them, but clearly they weren't run-of-the-mill oatmeal raisin cookies.

But I am nothing if not adventurous, so into the oven they went, and 17 minutes later they emerged to much acclaim and rejoicing. I think they were these, from Martha Stewart, but really, that's just a guess, because I DIDN'T LABEL THEM!

It worked out quite well, but just imagine if they had been something completely different. Something like these, or these, or these?

So...what's in your freezer or refrigerator that isn't readily identifiable, but still in that hazy realm of, "maybe I should defrost that and eat it for dinner?"

Any success stories? Probably, but what I am really interested in is the horrible failures!

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Last week I mentioned cooking lentils, and how good and satisfying they were. But I neglected to explain the entire recipe, and the ingredient I left out is pretty important.

Yup. Bacon. I chopped some up and sauteed it for the fat in which to cook the rest of the ingredients, and also because...duh...bacon!

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Commenter "clutch" mentioned recently that he makes his own hardwood charcoal, and he was kind enough to share how he does it. If you haven't grilled with it, it is absolutely worth trying. It burns hotter and cleaner and at least in my experience longer than commercial briquettes.

First, I thought CBD stood for Coached by Duffy (Daugherty). Oh well...

There are a few ways to make your own lumpy charcoal. I use a blue enameled roasting pan and put my hardwood scraps in it and put it in the woodstove that I use to heat my house. The wood gas (methane) leaks out of the loose lid and ignites. When no more flames come out of the lid, your charcoal is done.

Another way to do it would be to make a fire in a 55 gallon barrel and you could put your wood scraps in a new paint can, punch a few holes in the lid to allow the wood gas to escape. You'd best do that outside, not in your kitchen...

I use hardwoods like oak, hickory, locust and cherry gleaned from a cabinet shop across the street from my Dad. I probably have a dozen sacks of charcoal for this summer and another couple hundred pounds ready for next winter's cooking in the woodstove.

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I have never heard of this stuff, but it sounds like loads of fun. Chili Crisp: Spicy, Salty, Crunchy, Tingly, and Good on Everything. There is a recipe along with the article, so if you can't find the brand in question, you can always make it yourself. But...it sounds like a bit of a chore, so I am going to look for a jar of it before I plunge into homemade.
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A simple salad is such a great accompaniment to a meal, but too many chefs and too many restaurants make it a bigger deal than it should be. Salad doesn't need 10 ingredients! The recipe at Chez Dildo is simple: red lettuce, chopped endive (the mildly bitter flavor is a great counterpoint), a few grape tomatoes and a good vinaigrette. I love the crisp and tart flavors, and it is a great palate cleanser, almost like a digestif!

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Biscotti are great with a cup of good coffee. Although come to think of it, they would improve a cup of bad coffee...

I have made this a couple of times, but never got 65 pieces out of the recipe. Maybe I was doing something wrong, but they tasted good, so tough.

ANISE BISCOTTI

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons aniseed

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 heavy large baking sheets with foil. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Combine brandy, anise extract and vanilla extract in glass measuring cup. Add dry ingredients and brandy mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in almonds and aniseed.

    Form two 2-inch-wide, 13-inch-long strips on each sheet. Moisten fingertips and smooth dough into logs. Bake until golden and firm to touch, about 40 minutes. Transfer sheets to racks and cool completely.

    Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Transfer cooled logs to work surface. Using serrated knife, cut logs on diagonal into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices on baking sheets.

    Bake cookies until dry and slightly brown, turning every 10 minutes, about 40 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool. (Can be made 2 weeks ahead. Store in airtight containers at room temperature.)

    Makes about 65

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    Food and cooking tips, flourless chocolate cake, Oakland style BBQ sauce, gefilte fish replacements, thick and fluffy pita and other goodies with impressive girth: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Recipes for low-carb Pop-Tarts will be deleted with extreme prejudice.

    Posted by: CBD at 04:00 PM




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    1 First.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 03:53 PM (/qEW2)

    2 I'll get the others

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 03:54 PM (aC6Sd)

    3 I wrote 4 things and didn't like them all

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 03:54 PM (aC6Sd)

    4 Yeah that reminds me, there is one dish in the fridge I need to chuck before it mutates into something alien wanting to conquer the world.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 03:54 PM (OTUGn)

    5 I wish to report that Breyers natural vanilla ice cream topped with pure maple syrup and bourbon works out quite well.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 03:55 PM (Vz8kB)

    6 Meat cake.

    Posted by: George Carlin at April 15, 2018 03:55 PM (r9UYA)

    7 Dammit. Coulda been first, but read the damn content. CURSES!!!

    Posted by: The Mass Media can EABOD at April 15, 2018 03:56 PM (C1NyB)

    8 5 add pretzels

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 03:56 PM (aC6Sd)

    9 I made the food thread!!1!

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 03:59 PM (DAdSz)

    10 Could someone please tell what the heck is up with oatmeal raisin cookies? Why on earth would anyone want a cookie with RAISINS in it?

    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:01 PM (XKZwp)

    11 5 I wish to report that Breyers natural vanilla ice cream topped with pure maple syrup and bourbon works out quite well.
    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 03:55 PM (Vz8kB)
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    WHAT?!!!? No catsup?!!!?

    (You'll never live it down, Vendette!)

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 04:02 PM (0jtPF)

    12 >>>It worked out quite well, but just imagine if they had been something completely different. Something like these, or these, or these?

    That doesn't make sense. If it's in your freezer, you know you'd like it even if you forgot what it was, unless you think a stranger had been sneaking things into your freezer.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 04:02 PM (/qEW2)

    13 Not seeing any red meat up there . . . wtf has happened to this place? Lookin' at you, cookie monster!

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:02 PM (14URa)

    14 Ah food thread. I was going to skip supper but maybe I will "change my mind" after reading this.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 04:03 PM (mpXpK)

    15 10 Could someone please tell what the heck is up with oatmeal raisin cookies? Why on earth would anyone want a cookie with RAISINS in it?
    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:01 PM (XKZwp)

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    *fistbump*

    Word.

    Posted by: Blake at April 15, 2018 04:03 PM (WEBkv)

    16 I prefer yellow raisins to brown raisins. Does that make me a raisin racist?

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:05 PM (DAdSz)

    17 WHAT?!!!? No catsup?!!!?



    (You'll never live it down, Vendette!)

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 04:02 PM (0jtPF)


    I do have standards, beyond ketchup on hot dogs and cucumbers.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 04:05 PM (Vz8kB)

    18 I usually put leftovers in used butter containers but sometimes the labelin wear off of them from being shifted around in the freezer looking for other stuff. Usually I can figure out what it is.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 04:05 PM (mpXpK)

    19 Raisins -> Dried Cranberries

    I don't bake or cook with raisins.

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2018 04:06 PM (W+vEI)

    20 If there's something home-made in my freezer, frankly, I don't give a shit what it is, I will eat it.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:06 PM (14URa)

    21 Vic, I was well into my 20s before I could muster the courage to throw away butter containers. I blame my gramma.

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:07 PM (DAdSz)

    22 My favorite freezer items are the ones completely frosted over on the inside of the package with the labels missing.

    So, who's up for dinner?

    Posted by: Blake at April 15, 2018 04:08 PM (WEBkv)

    23 my freezer mostly has meat

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 15, 2018 04:09 PM (hMwEB)

    24 I know what's in my freezer, it's more a matter of not remembering how long it's been in there.

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2018 04:09 PM (W+vEI)

    25 My favorite freezer items are the ones completely frosted over on the inside of the package with the labels missing.


    So Leftover Surprise!

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:09 PM (OTUGn)

    26 Pookysgirl, grapes are too watery, and prunes are too big.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 04:09 PM (2K6fY)

    27 I had to change my mind about mayonnaise when I moved to California.

    These people put that crap on everything.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 15, 2018 04:09 PM (EZebt)

    28 Yesterday I found a greenish-brown block of something that turned out to be delicious lamb curry. I won freezer bingo!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:10 PM (qJtVm)

    29 Mrs. JTB just saw a news report that there is a HUGE recall of 200 million eggs for salmonella. I don't have a link but details should be easy to find with a search.

    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 04:10 PM (V+03K)

    30 George Carlin has a riff on the mystery crap in the fridge, *is it meat or is it cake? Its MEATCAKE!!*

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:11 PM (DAdSz)

    31 Mayo/Miracle Whip is disgusting.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 04:11 PM (Vz8kB)

    32 **raises hand in guilt**
    I always throw stuff in the freezer and forget to label it. Once I was trying to bolognase but defrosted chili instead...had to change plans quickly.
    I've got a batch of gluten free chinese almond cookies baking right now. Not huge into the gluten free thing but these cookies are great. this is the 4th time making a batch in about 2 months. My boys love them.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:11 PM (kufk0)

    33 >>>Why on earth would anyone want a cookie with RAISINS in it?


    I have fond memories of the Sunmaid woman, but I agree, raisins are just gross in any context. Maybe a few in a waldorf salad, but that's it.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 04:11 PM (/qEW2)

    34 Freezer Bingo and suddenly I can hear Samuel L. Jackson yelling, "What's in your freezer?"

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:11 PM (OTUGn)

    35 I think raisin cookies is a thing from a time before they come up with the idea of sweetening dried cranberries and there was little importing of fresh fruit during the winter.

    Take that recipe and substitute choc chips for raisins and you have a yummy cookie.

    Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 15, 2018 04:12 PM (84F5k)

    36 16 I prefer yellow raisins to brown raisins. Does that make me a raisin racist?
    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:05 PM (DAdSz)
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    It makes you a connoisseur of raisin racism.

    Yellow raisins are good in timbales and curry. They are the most tolerable of the raisin tribe.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:12 PM (qJtVm)

    37 34 Freezer Bingo and suddenly I can hear Samuel L. Jackson yelling, "What's in your freezer?"
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:11 PM (OTUGn)

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    if you're not going to use that phrase in a short story, may I? (the "freezer bingo" part, I mean)

    Posted by: Blake at April 15, 2018 04:13 PM (WEBkv)

    38 I had some left over pork roast so I chopped it up and made a sour cream and onion sauce, planning to serve it on brown rice.

    I make rice in the rice cooker and then freeze smaller portions in little bags. So I took one of those out to defrost.

    Right before dinner, porky stuff all ready, I go to heat up the rice. Damn. It's not rice. It's leftover sauerkraut from about 6 months ago.

    Eh. I use it anyway!!! It was quite good!


    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 04:13 PM (0jtPF)

    39 Blake, ask All Hail Eris since she used the phrase first in this Thread.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:13 PM (OTUGn)

    40 vanilla ice cream topped with pure maple syrup and bourbon works out quite well.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 03:55

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    Did you stir syrup and bourbon together prior to topping?

    Posted by: olddog in mo at April 15, 2018 04:14 PM (Dhht7)

    41 I put raisins in trail mix (one bag mixed nuts, one bag cashews, raisins to the eye) and in muesli (Alpen) along with banana, maybe another fruit, and yogurt.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 04:14 PM (fuK7c)

    42 Almond Milk - I don't trust it.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:14 PM (MVjcR)

    43 Blake, also don't forget to quote Corbin Dallas - "I am a meat Popsicle"

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:15 PM (OTUGn)

    44 24 I know what's in my freezer, it's more a matter of not remembering how long it's been in there.
    Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2018 04:09 PM (W+vEI)
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    Pfffft, some Russian peleontologists dug up woolly mammoth and ate mammoth steaks.

    Talk about going Paleo!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:15 PM (qJtVm)

    45 Mrs. Franpsycho hates raisins too, so she won't let me put them into my stuffed peppers. So I don't make stuffed peppers anymore.

    Muh raisin principlez!

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 15, 2018 04:15 PM (EZebt)

    46 Blake, I think it's closer to "Freezer Roulette".

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:16 PM (qJtVm)

    47 JTB thank you for the heads up. We just bought 3 dozen eggs and our eggs are ok.

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:16 PM (DAdSz)

    48 Raisins are great in oatmeal, cookies or a bowl.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 04:16 PM (aC6Sd)

    49 I think they were these, from Martha Stewart, but really, that's just a guess, because I DIDN'T LABEL THEM!
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    They very well could be those, because someone sent you that recipe once.

    About a year and a half ago.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:16 PM (oMtOd)

    50 Fyi, there are toaster pastries in "The Homemade Pantry" by Alana Chernila. They are not low carb as they use pie crust. She also has recipes for sandwich cookies and fig bars. The rest of the cookbook has more useful things like salsa and hummus.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 15, 2018 04:16 PM (Lqy/e)

    51 My mysteries are those quart tubs full of . . . some sort of frozen broth.

    Generally when I have a roasted chicken or a hambone that I have picked everything off of I will cook the bones down for broth. I save the broth for making rice or cook noodles in them.

    I also have some tubs full of pumpkin puree and some full of strawberries. Fortunately I can visually spot the difference there.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 04:17 PM (2K6fY)

    52 >>>>But last night I poked around the freezer and found only one bag of
    cookie dough, and for the life of me I had no idea what the hell they
    were! They looked like they had oatmeal in them, but clearly they
    weren't run-of-the-mill oatmeal raisin cookies.
    .
    .
    .If you had OCD that wouldn't happen. It does not happen in my house, everything in the freezer is labeled to exact contents and date frozen.

    Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 15, 2018 04:17 PM (+Dllb)

    53 I'm hoping Vendette went with my idea and made all that into a milkshake.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:17 PM (oMtOd)

    54 My biggest problem is that I'll cook something and eat part of it and refrigerate the rest. But then I become bored with it and let it sit there for the better part of a week while buying new food. Eventually it weighs on my mind and I steel myself to eat it. There have been a few cases of spoilage where I've had to discard it. Maybe I should use the freezer, but it'd probably fill up lacking the motivation that it will be wasted.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 04:17 PM (/qEW2)

    55 Raisins are the Devil's rabbit poop.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:17 PM (qJtVm)

    56 Does anyone know of someone who likes oatmeal raisin cookies? I've never met one, and I've known some strange people (other than the Horde).

    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:17 PM (XKZwp)

    57 Or Satan's Boogers. Take you pick.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:17 PM (qJtVm)

    58 Did you stir syrup and bourbon together prior to topping?

    Posted by: olddog in mo at April 15, 2018 04:14 PM (Dhht7)


    Topped the syrup and bourbon, stirred.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 04:18 PM (Vz8kB)

    59 46 Blake, I think it's closer to "Freezer Roulette".
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:16 PM (qJtVm)

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    You've got a point but "Freezer Bingo" sings and sounds funny.

    "Freezer roulette," however, seems little too close to "so, just how many times have we pulled the trigger, again?"

    Posted by: Blake at April 15, 2018 04:18 PM (WEBkv)

    60 I left what I thought was a pork roast in the fridge for months because of the mess getting rid of it , but finally, (at least that's what it appeared to be) , it was just a dried up loaf of homemade bread.

    Posted by: Neverstopfishing at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (iZnR+)

    61 Does anyone know of someone who likes oatmeal raisin cookies? I've never met one, and I've known some strange people (other than the Horde).
    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:17 PM (XKZwp)
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    I do! The Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe from the Quaker Oats container is really really good.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (oMtOd)

    62 >>Does anyone know of someone who likes oatmeal raisin cookies? I've never met one, and I've known some strange people (other than the Horde).



    My sister. Her recipe includes soaking the raisins in warmed up orange juice so they taste more orange-y than raisin-y.

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (W+vEI)

    63 How do you milk an almond? Where are the udders? WTH is going on at weaselacres?!

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (DAdSz)

    64 Posted by: Neverstopfishing at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (iZnR+)

    Ha!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (qJtVm)

    65 Okay literary Horde, the Goddess of Discord has laid down a challenge it seems.

    What kind of story/poem/limerick can you write with the title Satan's Boogers?

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (OTUGn)

    66 Eight deer.

    Posted by: Cosda at April 15, 2018 04:20 PM (ftIV6)

    67 What kind of story/poem/limerick can you write with the title Satan's Boogers?
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (OTUGn)

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    I'm going to dodge admitting lack of ability and claim that I'm not about to intrude on Muldoon's territory.

    Posted by: Blake at April 15, 2018 04:20 PM (WEBkv)

    68 >>>Freezer Bingo and suddenly I can hear Samuel L. Jackson yelling, "What's in your freezer?"


    I'm sick and tired of all these mutha f*ckin' raisin cookies in my mutha f*ckin' freeza!

    Posted by: Laurence Fishburne at April 15, 2018 04:20 PM (/qEW2)

    69 I have several ham bones in the freezer to make soup

    Posted by: Neverstopfishing at April 15, 2018 04:21 PM (iZnR+)

    70 Charcoal Method is interesting ... I've been looking for this.

    Does it have to be hardwood ? Anybody know ?

    Posted by: ScoggDog at April 15, 2018 04:21 PM (fiGNd)

    71 My wife is hooked on almond milk, wondered if the vanilla flavor would be good in coffee

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 04:21 PM (aC6Sd)

    72 63 How do you milk an almond? Where are the udders? WTH is going on at weaselacres?!
    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (DAdSz)
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    Ha!

    Posted by: Blake at April 15, 2018 04:21 PM (WEBkv)

    73 You've got a point but "Freezer Bingo" sings and sounds funny.

    "Freezer roulette," however, seems little too close to "so, just how many times have we pulled the trigger, again?"
    Posted by: Blake at April 15, 2018 04:18 PM (WEBkv)


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    With the Lutherans it's Freezer potluck.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 04:21 PM (/qEW2)

    74 Does anybody leave jars of condiments they don't even like in the back of the fridge? I have some weird pickled mango chutney that tastes like it was pooped out of a marmoset's ass*, but to throw it away is wasteful.


    * I would imagine

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:22 PM (qJtVm)

    75 >>How do you milk an almond? Where are the udders? WTH is going on at weaselacres?!

    A recipe:

    joythebaker.com/2008/06/homemade-almond-milk/

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2018 04:22 PM (W+vEI)

    76 I am fairly positive charcoal has to be hardwood. Know more about it being made for gunpowder than food cooking.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 04:23 PM (aC6Sd)

    77 I used to work with an excellent ER Dr who loved oatmeal raisin cookies. All the docs I worked with had a favorite cookie and they all had their own cookie day.

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:23 PM (DAdSz)

    78 I do! The Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe from the Quaker Oats container is really really good.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (oMtOd)


    So you're the reason this abomination continues to exist! Seriously, why do you like them?

    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:23 PM (XKZwp)

    79 There's already too much coal in the mines! Stop making more!

    Posted by: Al Gore at April 15, 2018 04:23 PM (/qEW2)

    80 I have beef fat and bacon fat in the freezer and my homemade bread always seems to improve after freezing.

    Posted by: Neverstopfishing at April 15, 2018 04:23 PM (iZnR+)

    81 I do! The Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe from the Quaker Oats container is really really good.
    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (oMtOd)
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    It's only tolerable because it's baked with love by Bluebell.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:24 PM (qJtVm)

    82 I think a comic did a bit about putting leftovers in a container and into the fridge until they are spoiled enough to throw them away. I have a dog so I don't do that a whole lot but some stuff, esp. veggies gets pushed to the back and forgotten and then if I used tupperware etc instead of a throwaway butter container I am bummed.

    But my pet peeve is the co-workers who do this when they go out to eat and leave those cartons in the work fridge. For petes sake people if you are not going to eat the rest of that meal within the week just let the restaurant compost it right away instead of fouling the work fridge with the moldy remains that *I* throw away a few weeks later after going " EWWW what is that horrid smell"

    Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 15, 2018 04:24 PM (84F5k)

    83 Lizzy, I appreciate the info but my grandpa had owned a dairy so I am a milk discriminator; no *moo* no *milk*

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:25 PM (DAdSz)

    84
    I think a Moron 'must have' kitchen item is an infrared thermometer. They're not very expensive. Made a shrimp thing last night: onion, pepper, bacon fat, olive oil, mushrooms, garlic, cheese, pizza sauce, cherry tomatoes, etc, with fan-tailed shrimp over a very modest amount of pasta. To my interpretation -- very Paleo level meal. Keep the pasta boiling time short -- under five minutes to keep glycemic level lower.

    Pressed for time, cooked the thawed shrimp in small pot and brought them up only to sous vide 'done' temp -- about 160. Not boiling as usual. Much chewier and flavorful. Fan-tailing the shrimp exposes more flesh area to absorbing delicious juices.

    Impossible/dangerous to cook shrimp without proper instrumentation -- which is why infrared probe recommendation. Wife cleaned her plate and scraped the bowl for the last remnants. I snuck a few shrimp from her bowl. She didn't stab me in the wrist with her fork which I considered non-committal.

    When I leave the dinner table with puncture wounds to the back of the wrist from a fork I knew the meal was really good. And not to snitch from her plate again.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 04:26 PM (LOgQ4)

    85 10 Could someone please tell what the heck is up with oatmeal raisin cookies? Why on earth would anyone want a cookie with RAISINS in it?
    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:01 PM (XKZwp)

    Preach it, sistah!

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 15, 2018 04:26 PM (NWiLs)

    86 So you're the reason this abomination continues to exist! Seriously, why do you like them?
    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:23 PM (XKZwp)
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    I haven't made them in years, I promise! But those cookies have a lot of butter and brown sugar in them, so they taste kind of butterscotchy, which I like. I never eat raisins plain, but i do like them baked into things, or in some salads.

    The exception is raisin bagels. Yuck.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:26 PM (oMtOd)

    87 We are getting Noah's flood here now.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 04:26 PM (mpXpK)

    88 Salads with more ingredients is better than one with fewer

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 04:27 PM (aC6Sd)

    89 56 Does anyone know of someone who likes oatmeal raisin cookies? I've never met one, and I've known some strange people (other than the Horde).
    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:17 PM (XKZwp)
    -------------------------
    My husband loves them.
    Now, that may be because the ones his mother made were actually pretty good. She chopped the raisins up into tiny pieces and didn't use too many of them.






    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 04:27 PM (0jtPF)

    90 PaleRider, every quarter or so I have to go all Tarantino Jackson on my muthaf*****' coworkers for leaving near-sentient experiments in the fridge.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:27 PM (qJtVm)

    91 What kind of story/poem/limerick can you write with the title Satan's Boogers?


    The grape, on a lark, drunk and shakin'
    Dared taunt the great master of hatin'
    Said Mephistopheles
    You may do as you please
    But with lye you're the boogers of Satan.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 04:27 PM (fuK7c)

    92 I am fairly positive charcoal has to be hardwood. Know more about it being made for gunpowder than food cooking.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 04:23 PM (aC6Sd)


    You are probably right ... but I shall test this.

    My google-fu returns the notion of using lumber scraps for this. No thanks.

    I'm going to use the limbings from my ground-fall for this experiment ... and try the paint-can method in my fire pit. I'll post my results - if anyone is curious.

    Posted by: ScoggDog at April 15, 2018 04:28 PM (fiGNd)

    93 You people are such haters! While I would never go out of my way for an oatmeal raisin cookie, when I have the opportunity, they're usually quite good. I do not feel the same way about dried cranberries which I feel are quite useless. Although I've seen it in bird food recently.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:28 PM (14URa)

    94 tastes like it was pooped out of a marmoset's ass*, but to throw it away is wasteful.


    * I would imagine
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes



    I know for a fact that you've slept in a Marmot.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 04:29 PM (fuK7c)

    95 Oatmeal Raisin cookies? An offense against Man and God.

    Raisins in cookies kill me. It is the change in texture, I think although it could be fruit in general. I do not mind lemon cookies (although these do not have bits 'o fruit.)

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2018 04:29 PM (ycWCI)

    96 I never had any problems cooking shrimp. Throw them in boiling water for 3 to 5 min and pull them out. Do not overcook or they will turn to rubber. But I quit buying them long ago because half the stuff I bought was already going bad and they are too damn expensive to have to throw half out.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 04:29 PM (mpXpK)

    97 I was musing whether raisins were Satan's boogers
    with a bunch of my reprehensible droogers:
    But any use where they are baked
    a sweet-tooth will be slaked
    since that caramelizes those delectable sugars


    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 04:29 PM (2K6fY)

    98 Here's the Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe if anyone is interested. I always use the old-fashioned oats.

    If you want to put in some chocolate chips, I won't mind.

    https://tinyurl.com/kr6cqk7

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (oMtOd)

    99 I know for a fact that you've slept in a Marmot.
    ---
    Like what Han put Luke in!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (qJtVm)

    100 Biscotti of all kinds are fantastic with coffee, anise almond, chocolate all of them.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (aC6Sd)

    101 >>> Salads with more ingredients is better than one with fewer

    Agreed. Side salad doesn't need ten, but for a meal by itself, you want a minimum of ten, including meat and cheese.

    Posted by: fluffy at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (cHbmY)

    102 i keep lots of ice in my freezer, for the important things in life.

    Posted by: concrete girl at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (h9wAA)

    103 for us food is best stored in mason jars. It could be fresh food or leftovers and it can go fridge or freezer without special handling. Things seem to keep better. It also helps that I can prep my lunch for the week on Sunday,including salad, and it*s still fine on Friday.

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (DAdSz)

    104 I'm just starting, at my advanced age, to learn about wine. This is partly a matter of health (according to many medical studies) and partly discovering that sipping wine with a meal seems to awaken my taste buds, not just for food but for coffee, tea, even my good pipe tobacco.

    Anyway, so far I've found that my preferred red wine is pinot noir. It's also supposed to have a bit more health benefits than most wines.

    Any suggestions on affordable pinot noir wines that caught your fancy? Also, what do folks think generally about the Kirkland Signature wines sold through Costco?

    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (V+03K)

    105 Well yeah, bluebell, butter can hide a multitude of culinary sins!

    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (XKZwp)

    106 Peaches! So very glad to see you. I was wondering if you had frozen up there in Indiana. I know it doesn't seem like it, but spring is coming.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:31 PM (oMtOd)

    107 Marmoset there'd be days like this
    There'd be days like this my Marmoset...

    Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at April 15, 2018 04:31 PM (Mkuv2)

    108 105 Well yeah, bluebell, butter can hide a multitude of culinary sins!
    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (XKZwp)

    And facilitate other types of sins.

    Posted by: Marlon Brando at April 15, 2018 04:31 PM (NWiLs)

    109 "A simple salad is such a great accompaniment to a meal..."


    What? No arugula? Pffft.

    Posted by: Barry O. at April 15, 2018 04:32 PM (J/N/x)

    110 Homemade almond milk is in no ways like the store bought crap. Pretty much any nutmilk that is homemade is good and all store bought nutmilks are an abomination.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:32 PM (kufk0)

    111 Any suggestions on affordable pinot noir wines that caught your fancy? Also, what do folks think generally about the Kirkland Signature wines sold through Costco?
    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (V+03K)

    I have heard that Night Train awakens something.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2018 04:32 PM (ycWCI)

    112 110 Homemade almond milk is in no ways like the store bought crap. Pretty much any nutmilk that is homemade is good and all store bought nutmilks are an abomination.
    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:32 PM (kufk0)

    I got yer nutmilk for ya...

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 15, 2018 04:32 PM (NWiLs)

    113 Hey all, I bought a couple bags of baby kale/spinach mix. What is a good hearty salad I can make out of this forage?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:32 PM (qJtVm)

    114 I'm on a low sodium diet so I crave lots of food items. I found a Spanish type of olive and pickle that is spicey and pretty low in salt but they are hard to come by. So I save the left over pickle juice they come in and right now I have like 6 containers in the freezer. I put a container of it in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, add red pepper flakes. While it is coming to a boil I cut up small cucumbers or persian cucumbers into slices and then pour the boiling liquid over. I leave it on the counter until it cools a bit, then into the fridge it goes. It's best 24 hrs later but I can eat the slices even if it's only 8 hours. It helps satisfy my cravings and add the spice makes up for the disipation that happens with the flavor.

    Posted by: Slinky Sally at April 15, 2018 04:33 PM (sBDDH)

    115 104
    I'm just starting, at my advanced age, to learn about wine. This is
    partly a matter of health (according to many medical studies) and partly
    discovering that sipping wine with a meal seems to awaken my taste
    buds, not just for food but for coffee, tea, even my good pipe tobacco.



    Anyway, so far I've found that my preferred red wine is pinot noir.
    It's also supposed to have a bit more health benefits than most wines.



    Any suggestions on affordable pinot noir wines that caught your
    fancy? Also, what do folks think generally about the Kirkland Signature
    wines sold through Costco?

    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (V+03K)
    Just be careful you don't start voting D. It's a slippery slope.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:33 PM (14URa)

    116 >>>I prefer yellow raisins to brown raisins. Does that make me a raisin racist?


    You jest, but I'll bet if you expressed that preference on a college campus, someone would consider it a microaggression, possibly hate speech, certainly evidence of subconscious or latent racism on your part. You need to sign up for sensitivity training so that you can clearly recognize these impulses within yourself.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 04:33 PM (/qEW2)

    117 As is its wont (to use the AoSHQ Word of the Week), Front Range Colorado is sunny and warm today, the exact opposite of most of the country.

    Kind of a mirror universe thing. Happens a lot, actually.

    Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at April 15, 2018 04:34 PM (Mkuv2)

    118 Hey all, I bought a couple bags of baby kale/spinach mix. What is a good hearty salad I can make out of this forage?


    Feed it to something that will grow up to be bacon.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 04:34 PM (fuK7c)

    119 Any suggestions on affordable pinot noir wines
    that caught your fancy? Also, what do folks think generally about the
    Kirkland Signature wines sold through Costco?

    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (V+03K)


    Go to a local wine store and tell them what you want and your price range.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 04:34 PM (Vz8kB)

    120 Eris --fistbump. It has been better lately but we had an admin with a sensitive nose and some folks who left stuff forever. I think I cured at least one person by tossing their $$ glass dish with silicone lid because the contents were gross and they had been warned twice before I simply tossed the re-usable container along with the scary moldy contents. I have not had to toss the restaurant to go boxes lately. I don't know if local eateries just shrank portion sizes or what but its a good change.

    Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 15, 2018 04:34 PM (84F5k)

    121 Hardwood /softwood is a bit of misnomer, some hardwoods are quite soft. But suspect tighter grain is needed for charcoal.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (aC6Sd)

    122 115 104
    I'm just starting, at my advanced age, to learn about wine. This is
    partly a matter of health (according to many medical studies) and partly
    discovering that sipping wine with a meal seems to awaken my taste
    buds, not just for food but for coffee, tea, even my good pipe tobacco.



    Anyway, so far I've found that my preferred red wine is pinot noir.
    It's also supposed to have a bit more health benefits than most wines.



    Any suggestions on affordable pinot noir wines that caught your
    fancy? Also, what do folks think generally about the Kirkland Signature
    wines sold through Costco?

    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 04:30 PM (V+03K)
    Just be careful you don't start voting D. It's a slippery slope.


    And no Chardonnay. You'll start developing an affinity for yacht clubs, Bill Kristol and the cock.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (NWiLs)

    123 I keep the shrunken heads of my enemies in my freezer.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

    124 Hey, I have wine too!

    * hustles over to fridge*

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (qJtVm)

    125 >>>Pretty much any nutmilk that is homemade is good and all
    store bought nutmilks are an abomination.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:32 PM (kufk0)<<<

    I mean... do I even have to?

    Posted by: Sterling Archer at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (J/N/x)

    126 Does it have to be hardwood ? Anybody know ?
    Posted by: ScoggDog at April 15, 2018 04:21 PM (fiGNd)


    Hardwood is more dense and burns longer. Softwood will give a more porous charcoal and burns faster.

    The English charcoal burners traditionally used a lot of filbert because it grew fast. Linden and beech and other fast growing softwoods also were used. That was used for making bog iron until techniques to use coal were developed.


    Here is a traditional method of burning charcoal:

    https://youtu.be/GzLvqCTvOQY

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (2K6fY)

    127 >>>>116 and that is what is wrong with our country today!

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (DAdSz)

    128 I have an infrared thermometer and use it to check cast iron griddles and I used to give all the doubtful leftovers to the chickens

    Posted by: Neverstopfishing at April 15, 2018 04:36 PM (iZnR+)

    129 >>>Pretty much any nutmilk that is homemade is good and all
    store bought nutmilks are an abomination.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:32 PM (kufk0)

    I mean... do I even have to?
    Posted by: Sterling Archer at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (J/N/x)

    Now and then it's best just to let them float away into the ether.

    Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at April 15, 2018 04:36 PM (Mkuv2)

    130 So a faster burning charcoal burns hotter?

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2018 04:37 PM (ycWCI)

    131 JTB.. I have not been disappointed in Costco's wines. They used to carry a Reposado tequila but sadly quit carrying it. It was a close second to my favorite.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at April 15, 2018 04:37 PM (dUJdY)

    132 Wilmer Flores walk off home run!!!

    Oh yeah.

    Posted by: Kreplach at April 15, 2018 04:37 PM (UfMVm)

    133 Eris, strawberries and oranges are both good in spinach salads. I don't eat kale raw so I don't know, but I suspect they would work with that as well. And bacon and some sort of cheese - I would probably use feta. Maybe some hard-boiled eggs, too.

    You did say hearty, right?

    Make vinaigrette with the bacon grease.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:37 PM (oMtOd)

    134 Well Eris with that forage, raise up a rabbit and then have rabbit curry.

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:37 PM (OTUGn)

    135 And now we're back to hardwood versus carpet.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 15, 2018 04:37 PM (NWiLs)

    136 JTB, 2 years ago I stumbled across a Pinot Noir that was so good, I went back and bought it as Christmas gifts (and I'm not even a wine person). My boss went back and bought a case. I still have one bottle left that I'm hoarding. Probably can't get it anywhere, for any price, but it's Foggy Valley 2011, from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County. It's amazing, so perhaps that winery has some others.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:37 PM (14URa)

    137
    This romaine lettuce/e-coli thing is pissing me off. Both my wife and I felt sick this week. She bought a bag of chopped romaine lettuce last week. We both had some.

    My kidneys upon wakening one morning this week felt like someone had punched the ever-living-hell out of them during the entire night. An entire wasted day for me feeling like shit.

    We have a 'salad spinner' to wet down lettuce and try to clean it. She never used it. For whatever reason. Perhaps thinking the same people that demand instant citizenship and voting and welfare rights had cleaned it.

    * buzzer *

    Wrong.

    Can't wait for my own lettuce to get up to speed.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (LOgQ4)

    138 Wilmer Flores walk off home run!!!

    Loved him in That 70s Show.

    Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (Mkuv2)

    139 I think I cured at least one person by tossing their $$ glass dish with silicone lid because the contents were gross and they had been warned twice before I simply tossed the re-usable container along with the scary moldy contents.
    ---
    Oh my God, are you....me, in an alternate universe? Because I recently had to do the very same thing. It was a nice glass dish with a snap-on top. I thought about cleaning it and keeping it but it would have required scouring and irradiation.

    It started out as a salad but transmogrified into a soup.

    *shudder*

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (qJtVm)

    140 I have had a good amount of wines as I keep trying ones I haven't had, but know in general the more you pay the better your chances. That isn't to say you can't find cheap good bottles nor get burned on a expensive bad bottle.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (aC6Sd)

    141 I mean... do I even have to?
    Posted by: Sterling Archer at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (J/N/x)

    Ummmmm....Yes.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (EoRCO)

    142 JTB, try out Grenache.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (Vz8kB)

    143 So...what's in your freezer or refrigerator that isn't readily
    identifiable, ...
    but what I am really interested in is the horrible failures!



    Gather round ye Morons and I'll tell the sad tale of the lose roux.
    I put some roux in an unlabeled container in the freezer and lost it - The End.
    It's a sad excuse for a tale.

    Posted by: DaveA at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (FhXTo)

    144 Just ate some Cube beef slow cooked in Korean BBQ sauce over white rice and broccoli

    Delicious.


    Posted by: Kreplach at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (UfMVm)

    145 It started out as a salad but transmogrified into a soup.


    You mean The Green Slime wasn't a bad science fiction movie???

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:39 PM (OTUGn)

    146 Make vinaigrette with the bacon grease.
    ---

    :^X

    I did not know this existed, and now I can't live without it. Recipe?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:40 PM (qJtVm)

    147 Here is a traditional method of burning charcoal:

    https://youtu.be/GzLvqCTvOQY
    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (2K6fY)


    Thanks !!!

    Posted by: ScoggDog at April 15, 2018 04:40 PM (fiGNd)

    148
    63 How do you milk an almond? Where are the udders? WTH is going on at weaselacres?!
    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (DAdSz)
    --------
    No idea. WeaselWoman bought it so it must be good for you. Or she's finally decided to kill me. Could be either one.
    WHICH I nearly did myself clearing brush at the farm this weekend. Not with a chainsaw or brushcutter or string trimmer - I about bled to death cutting back sticker bushes from the road with a pair of clippers.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:40 PM (MVjcR)

    149 Bandersnatch and Kindltot, perhaps I shouldn't encourage the literary Horde...

    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:41 PM (OTUGn)

    150 I keep the shrunken heads of my enemies in my freezer.
    Posted by: Jewells45 at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (dUJdY)


    Try smoking them longer. They really shouldn't go moldy if they are properly prepared.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 04:42 PM (2K6fY)

    151 All you raisin haters will be wrinkly one day soon enough.

    Posted by: DaveA at April 15, 2018 04:42 PM (FhXTo)

    152 Almond milk is good for protein shakes, not so much for coffee.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:42 PM (qJtVm)

    153 113 Hey all, I bought a couple bags of baby kale/spinach mix. What is a good hearty salad I can make out of this forage?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:32 PM (qJtVm)
    --------------------------------------
    I would go for a "wilted spinach salad." (There are a lot of recipes out there.)
    It's basically spinach/kale, hard-boiled eggs, and crumpled crisp bacon. The dressing is any variation of Italian/vinagrette mixed with hot bacon grease.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 04:42 PM (0jtPF)

    154 147 Here is a traditional method of burning charcoal:

    https://youtu.be/GzLvqCTvOQY
    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (2K6fY)

    Thanks !!!
    Posted by: ScoggDog at April 15, 2018 04:40 PM (fiGNd)

    Scogg, you are a man of western civ- at least get an axe.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2018 04:42 PM (ycWCI)

    155 I'm also gun shopping so y'all just better leave it alone...

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:43 PM (kufk0)

    156 JTB
    Both Wegmans and Total Wine have knowledgable people and a good selection of wines of all types and price ranges!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at April 15, 2018 04:43 PM (n9EOP)

    157 Why hate the raisin for being raisiny
    Or call it nose pickings of satanic majesty
    This soldier likes it just dandy,
    For it is Nature's Candy
    Says I, the Satan's Booger Eating' Boy of Company B

    Posted by: naturalfake at April 15, 2018 04:43 PM (9q7Dl)

    158 I like CBD's approach to salad. In the garden we plant leaf lettuce and spinach together in the same containers. Just cut some for a combination, add some scallion or onion and some tomato. Herbal vinargrette is nice but even salt, pepper and lemon juice will do.

    If the salad (along with Beano) is the whole meal, I can get rather inclusive: carrots, bell pepper, celery, etc. with the leafy stuff above.

    Warm crusty bread is not really optional.

    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 04:44 PM (V+03K)

    159 I love raisins in cookies, salads, on cereal, in trail mix, or just eating. Yum!

    Posted by: Abby at April 15, 2018 04:44 PM (5PH2B)

    160 Eris, I haven't done it in a very long time, but you could try something like this one. It's from Alton Brown. You have to warm the bacon fat (obviously!) in order to make vinaigrette with it.

    https://tinyurl.com/ycw637rc

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:44 PM (oMtOd)

    161 52 Almond milk is good for protein shakes, not so much for coffee.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:42 PM (qJtVm)
    -----
    Instead of water the mix calls for? You know, that's a good idea! Thanks!

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:44 PM (MVjcR)

    162 Making charcoal is the same technique as charring cloth for my flint and steel kits. Same cloth (uncharred) goes in with the ball when loading the blackpowder guns. I have my coonskin cap on my foolish head.

    Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 15, 2018 04:46 PM (AaZnB)

    163 Weasel,
    Your opinion on the m&p shield 2.0???

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:46 PM (kufk0)

    164 Not with a chainsaw or brushcutter or string trimmer - I about bled to death cutting back sticker bushes from the road with a pair of clippers.
    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:40 PM (MVjcR)
    --------

    Oh dear, Weasel! I was wondering how you were doing with all that.

    You won't believe it, but I had a narrow escape from a gardening incident myself this week.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:46 PM (oMtOd)

    165
    155 I'm also gun shopping so y'all just better leave it alone...
    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:43 PM (kufk0)
    --------
    *kisses cheek*

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:46 PM (MVjcR)

    166
    So a faster burning charcoal burns hotter?
    Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2018 04:37 PM (ycWCI)


    No idea, I think it burns the same, but the hardwood makes more charcoal for the raw wood piled up.

    So . . . If we all become charcoal burners, can we refer to each other as "good cousins" (buon cugini)?

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 04:46 PM (2K6fY)

    167 166. Heh....carbonari. guinea freemasons.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 15, 2018 04:47 PM (fA1SL)

    168
    Why would a bag of chopped romaine lettuce not require hosing down with fresh water or inspection after purchase?

    Does shrink wrapping/packaging somehow make it safe?

    I have a feeling we're going to have more government inspectors out in the field at $150,000 a year, base pay, before this shit gets settled. Or we can all stop buying lettuce.

    I like that idea better. I can grow lettuce. Paying someone $150,000 a year to inspect my lettuce? I don't think so.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 04:47 PM (LOgQ4)

    169 144 Just ate some Cube beef slow cooked in Korean BBQ sauce over white rice and broccoli

    Delicious.
    Posted by: Kreplach at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (UfMVm)
    ----------------------------
    Another good thing to do with spinach/kale.
    Toss lightly in about 1 tsp sesame oil.
    Spread on a plate, dump Kalbi or other Asian-sauced beef on it. Top with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 04:48 PM (0jtPF)

    170 My dad likes raisin cookies. He buys them at Safeway cuz I don't bake much (because I don't want to look like TrigglyPuff.) I like the craisins in no bake cookies. One year around Christmas I made a batch without cocoa powder using craisins and dried blueberries somewhat rehydrated in whiskey before adding the sugar syrup to the oatmeal and fruit.

    Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 15, 2018 04:48 PM (84F5k)

    171 155 I'm also gun shopping so y'all just better leave it alone...

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:43 PM (kufk0)

    Live long and shoot straight, sistah! You going handgun or long gun? I'm thinking about a .22 long. Just for funsies. And maybe the geese, didn't take long to hate the geese.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:49 PM (14URa)

    172 163 Weasel,
    Your opinion on the m&p shield 2.0???
    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 04:46 PM (kufk0)
    -------
    Hmmmm... I don't have much direct experience but I know lots of people who own them and love them.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:49 PM (MVjcR)

    173 I smoke meats in my electric smoker by wrapping chunks of applewood, or whatever I am using, in heavy foil with a few holes punched in it for the smoke to escape. I end up with charcoal in the wraps but I don't ever do anything with it.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 15, 2018 04:49 PM (yQpMk)

    174 Thanks Bluebell that looks good oh man look at what's on the same page......

    https://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/deep-dish-hash-brown-quiche-0298589

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:50 PM (qJtVm)

    175 Bagged salads terrify me.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:51 PM (14URa)

    176 Now if only we could invent nanobots that could seek out and kill bacteria, we wouldn't have to worry about refrigeration, salting, drying etc. We could have chicken sushi. I hate fucking bacteria.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 04:51 PM (/qEW2)

    177 Almond Milk - I don't trust it.
    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:14 PM (MVjcR)



    Sure, you can milk anything with nipples, but almonds don't have nipples.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 15, 2018 04:52 PM (kLBhp)

    178 Making charcoal is the same technique as charring
    cloth for my flint and steel kits. Same cloth (uncharred) goes in with
    the ball when loading the blackpowder guns. I have my coonskin cap on
    my foolish head.

    Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 15, 2018 04:46 PM (AaZnB)


    If you take the same cloth and soak it with melted wax, it makes a fabulous fire starter for bad weather conditions when cooled. I use a swatch about the size of a business card.

    Oh, I made hard tack last night. I will try some whole wheat hard tack today to see if makes a difference. (Bucellatum, right?)

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 04:52 PM (2K6fY)

    179 176
    Now if only we could invent nanobots that could seek out and kill
    bacteria, we wouldn't have to worry about refrigeration, salting,
    drying etc. We could have chicken sushi. I hate fucking bacteria.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 04:51 PM (/qEW2)
    Ah, give it a chance, eh?

    Posted by: Big Pharma at April 15, 2018 04:52 PM (14URa)

    180
    https://stoatnet.org/raisins.jpg

    That chili sauce recipe looks great. I never had Sichuan peppercorn until a real Sichuan place opened here a few years ago - it was only recently that you could even import them into the US because of some kind of blight that they were trying to keep out of the country. They're one of those spices that are $8 for a tiny bag at a specialty spice store or $0.99/lb at the oriental grocery.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 04:52 PM (y87Qq)

    181 Freezer

    Reduced broth, wine, and carmelized onions -> ice cube tray -> ziplock bags. Instant flavor for soup, stews, pasta etc.

    Also, I make some herb mixes like cilantro, chopped roasted garlic, chili paste for instant Tex Mex.

    Miso paste, hondashi, sesami/ginger paste for Japanese.

    Haven't don't it yet but - grated lemongrass, cilantro, garlic chili paste, and ginger for Thai/SE Asian.

    Lasagna keeps pretty well in the freezer. I cut it into long rectangles for individual servings. Nuking it works just fine.

    For late night ramen adventures i freeze leftover shredded pork and keep in small ziplocks. Cook up your noodles and pop in a wad of the pork. Good times.

    Not so good; turkey mushroom rice. Turkey doesn't do well in the freezer - always seems to get that freezer taste real quick.

    Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 15, 2018 04:53 PM (LNPd9)

    182 Peaches! Glad to see you back!

    LOL!! No chance of voting Dem. And I'll check out the Foggy Valley pinot noir.

    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 04:53 PM (V+03K)

    183 I keep the shrunken heads of my enemies in my freezer.
    Posted by: Jewells45 at April 15, 2018 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

    Idi Amin used to keep the whole heads in his freezer.
    No kidding, saw it in a movie on his "career" once.
    Rise and Fall of Idi Amin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSxTIS91cbw

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 15, 2018 04:54 PM (EoRCO)

    184 Bagged salads terrify me.
    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:51 PM (14URa)


    ...why though?

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 04:54 PM (y87Qq)

    185 You could die from the danger
    Of the dangerous kitchen:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lpj2uMFi-c

    Posted by: f'd at April 15, 2018 04:54 PM (UdKB7)

    186 Oh dear, Weasel! I was wondering how you were doing with all that.

    You won't believe it, but I had a narrow escape from a gardening incident myself this week.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:46 PM (oMtOd)


    Hey! Take the horticulture chatter to the Gardening Thread!

    Posted by: The AoSHQ Comment Compliance Ministry at April 15, 2018 04:54 PM (kLBhp)

    187 All you raisin haters will be wrinkly one day soon enough.
    Posted by: DaveA at April 15, 2018 04:42 PM (FhXTo)



    Cannibal Bob likes cookies made with people's fingertips after they've been swimming for a couple hours.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 04:54 PM (/qEW2)

    188 Oh dear, Weasel! I was wondering how you were doing with all that.

    You won't believe it, but I had a narrow escape from a gardening incident myself this week.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:46 PM (oMtOd)
    ---------
    Uh oh! Trouble at bluebell Gardens?

    You wouldn't believe my spindly little forearms. At the end of the day yesterday I had to get out the first aid kit and clean up all the blood. No kidding. It looked like I'd been in a knife fight or wrangling wildcats or something. It would have totally freaked out the hotel clerk.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

    189 Froze part of a corned beef and the sauerkraut to go with it. Forgot about it for 3 months. Thawed it and it made great lunches for the Mr. NEC and I.
    Recently opened a vacuum sealed bag thinking it was marinara sauce. Actually ended up being sauce and 2 meatballs. Meatballs looked less then edible. Threw it out.
    Typically make a batch of chocolate chip cookies and freeze the balance of those we don't immediately eat. Same process that CBD described. Had company last night and baked the entire batch. Only 5 left. Really didn't think 7 people could eat that many cookies.

    Posted by: never enough caffeine at April 15, 2018 04:56 PM (N3JsI)

    190 Am I the only one who grew up with a slop bucket on the steps out the back door? We had the piggies.

    Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 15, 2018 04:56 PM (AaZnB)

    191 184
    Bagged salads terrify me.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:51 PM (14URa)



    ...why though?

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 04:54 PM (y87Qq)
    I dunno, e coli seems like a good place to start.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:56 PM (14URa)

    192 Its been years but a co-worker mentioned one time that his wife was very displeased the time he accidentally bought plain soy milk instead of the vanilla or whatever flavor. So next time I was in a store I read the labels. Flavored soy or rice milk should be called sugar water with soy or rice. Even the plain stuff is higher in sugar than milk from a cow IIRC. I don't know that I looked at almond milk.

    Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 15, 2018 04:56 PM (84F5k)

    193 Uh oh! Trouble at bluebell Gardens?

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:54 PM (MVjcR)
    ---------

    No, more like trouble with bluebells in other people's gardens. I daren't say more or the Comment Compliance Committee will come for me.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:57 PM (oMtOd)

    194 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:50 PM (qJtVm)



    This recipe is awesome. I made with the onion and garlic sauteed in only a tbsp of butter.



    https://tinyurl.com/yb3cytkn

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 04:57 PM (Vz8kB)

    195 Re: charcoal

    This guy is annoying, but his method seems a bit easier:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ep-KrxM6Rw

    Also, his charcoal sample seems a bit darker and shinier. I wonder if that is a bit better grade than the other? He does not show how much yield he got, however.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2018 04:57 PM (ycWCI)

    196 176 Now if only we could invent nanobots that could seek out and kill bacteria, we wouldn't have to worry about refrigeration, salting, drying etc. We could have chicken sushi. I hate fucking bacteria.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 04:51 PM (/qEW2)



    If only the leftist ignoramuses hadn't killed off the irradiated food industry in it's cradle,

    you could be eating chicken sushi right. now.


    The only greater tragedy is your confessed microscopic length and girth. Sad.

    Posted by: naturalfake at April 15, 2018 04:57 PM (9q7Dl)

    197 114
    I'm on a low sodium diet so I crave lots of food items. I found a
    Spanish type of olive and pickle that is spicey and pretty low in salt
    but they are hard to come by. So I save the left over pickle juice they
    come in and right now I have like 6 containers in the freezer. I put a
    container of it in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, add red pepper
    flakes. While it is coming to a boil I cut up small cucumbers or persian
    cucumbers into slices and then pour the boiling liquid over. I leave it
    on the counter until it cools a bit, then into the fridge it goes. It's
    best 24 hrs later but I can eat the slices even if it's only 8 hours.
    It helps satisfy my cravings and add the spice makes up for the
    disipation that happens with the flavor.

    Posted by: Slinky Sally at April 15, 2018 04:33 PM (sBDDH)


    If you are on a low sodium diet because of heart issues the new advice from most doctors and heart specialists is that unless you are "salt sensitive" it does not hurt to use salt. When I had my heart attack I did a test where I ate salty potato chips all afternoon long and took my BP every hour. It was not effected by the huge salt intake.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 04:58 PM (mpXpK)

    198 Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 04:52 PM (y87Qq)

    The real stuff makes your tongue shrink and then a calming numbness sets in.

    It's fantastic.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:58 PM (qJtVm)

    199
    Bagged salads. Take lettuce from a 75 degree field. Transport by dirty truck to some location. Have pissed off people use knives to cut lettuce in hot warehouse. Seal bags and toss back onto trucks. Transport 1,000 miles.

    What could go wrong?

    I'm noticing Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents as the biggest victims of the e-coli/lettuce thing. Just about as far away from Arizona as you can get.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 04:59 PM (LOgQ4)

    200 You could make bags of hard tack for future use, it will last virtually forever. But break it up in your coffee to get the weevils out.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 04:59 PM (aC6Sd)

    201 Hey! Take the horticulture chatter to the Gardening Thread!
    Posted by: The AoSHQ Comment Compliance Ministry at April 15, 2018 04:54 PM (kLBhp)
    ---------
    ...and then I ate a sammich and a little tub of cole slaw. Speaking of which, how long can coleslaw go without refrigeration before it kills you?

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:59 PM (MVjcR)

    202 Peaches,
    Probably another handgun. I don't hunt so a long gun isn't as practical for me. Although I do enjoy shooting them. Maybe I'll get both...

    **puppy eyes**
    Please buy my husbands app so I can get a new gun!

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:00 PM (kufk0)

    203 I dunno, e coli seems like a good place to start.
    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 04:56 PM (14URa)


    Is it really more of a concern than any other raw vegetable though? Bare head lettuce is just sitting there under the sprinklers where everyone can handle it too. I get the concern, but it applies to anything you don't wash or peel yourself, doesn't it?

    Also I accidentally socked you yesterday, please don't hurt me.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 05:01 PM (y87Qq)

    204 Weasel, they make a long handled shear for stuff like that. The handles are about 18 in long.

    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 05:03 PM (/dpqN)

    205
    **puppy eyes**
    Please buy my husbands app so I can get a new gun!
    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:00 PM (kufk0)



    Puppy Eyes are delicious!

    I wish there was an app for that!


    ....uh...I kid....all in good fun.


    But, seriously, puppy eyes are delicious!!!

    Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at April 15, 2018 05:03 PM (9q7Dl)

    206 https://tinyurl.com/yb3cytkn
    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 04:57 PM (Vz8kB)
    ---
    Now I need leftover pizza to try this! It's genius.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 05:03 PM (qJtVm)

    207 peaches,
    I told hogmartin off for socking you...I may have told him he was an ass or asshole too...

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:04 PM (kufk0)

    208 No, more like trouble with bluebells in other people's gardens. I daren't say more or the Comment Compliance Committee will come for me.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 04:57 PM (oMtOd)
    ----------
    You can come dig up the faux bluebells!

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 05:04 PM (MVjcR)

    209 Lin-duh I saw the app on the App Store but no price was listed.

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 05:04 PM (JOEBq)

    210 I have no unlabeled food in my freezer or refrigerator. Virtually everything I have in there is clearly marked and most is labeled BEER.

    I'm not recommending having your refrigerator die for the 4th time in 3 months as a means for cleansing your cold goods storage but I must say it is effective and you get a shiny new refrigerator in the process.

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 15, 2018 05:05 PM (/tuJf)

    211 If only the leftist ignoramuses hadn't killed off the irradiated food industry in it's cradle,



    you could be eating chicken sushi right. now.





    The only greater tragedy is your confessed microscopic length and girth. Sad.
    Posted by: naturalfake at April 15, 2018 04:57 PM (9q7Dl)


    Look into Pascalization or High Pressure Processing of food. It kills bacteria and such without heating it, by taking it to 50,000 PSI or 3.5 Kilobars

    Some foods are processed this way, there is a place out of Gresham Oregon that processes raw hamburger this way for sale.

    I was looking into doing a traveling truck with the equipment to go from small farm to small farmstead to sterilize whole milk for farm sales of raw milk so the farmers could keep it on hand a bit longer by avoiding the fast spoilage and vector risk.

    Come to think of it, it would work like a dream for maple syrup too.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 05:05 PM (2K6fY)

    212
    I'm noticing Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents as the biggest victims of the e-coli/lettuce thing. Just about as far away from Arizona as you can get.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 04:59 PM


    My friend, would you pick lettuce for $50.00 an hour?

    Posted by: Arizona Seantor John McCain at April 15, 2018 05:05 PM (LOgQ4)

    213 The app is for the MythTv viewer. It is $7.99. There are also 2 apps for MythTv remotes by some other people.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:05 PM (kufk0)

    214 Also I accidentally socked you yesterday, please don't hurt me.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 05:01 PM (y87Qq)
    I'm sorry, WHAT? Really? It's entirely possible, hog, that you are way too vegetable-centric and it has affected your brain and your survival responses.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 05:06 PM (14URa)

    215 Southern solution to the oatmeal/raisin dilemma? Cowboy cookies: substitute chocolate chips for the raisins. Some recipes include both, BTW.

    Mystery stuff in the freezer? We moved about a year ago and the purge was...illiuminating.

    Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at April 15, 2018 05:06 PM (S+f+m)

    216 OT: Barbara Bush is in failing health and in "comfort care".

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 05:07 PM (Vz8kB)

    217 JackStraw, did your fridge really die AGAIN? What the heck are you doing to that thing?

    Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2018 05:07 PM (oMtOd)

    218 Now if only we could invent nanobots that could seek out and kill bacteria, we wouldn't have to worry about refrigeration, salting, drying etc.


    Way ahead of you, big boy.

    Posted by: Nanobot Resistant Super Bacteria at April 15, 2018 05:08 PM (fuK7c)

    219 204 Weasel, they make a long handled shear for stuff like that. The handles are about 18 in long.
    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 05:03 PM (/dpqN)
    -------
    They also make,machetes which I had in the back of the truck. I'm an idiot (and now about 2 quarts low on blood)

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 05:08 PM (MVjcR)

    220 ...and then I ate a sammich and a little tub of cole slaw. Speaking of which, how long can coleslaw go without refrigeration before it kills you?
    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:59 PM (MVjcR)

    Homemade, one day.

    Store bought, about a month.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 15, 2018 05:09 PM (EoRCO)

    221 I'm sorry, WHAT?
    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 05:06 PM (14URa)


    Better you hear it from me now than from someone else later. I forgot that a particular edible drupe and one of our esteemed commentresses happen to share a name.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 05:09 PM (y87Qq)

    222 >>JackStraw, did your fridge really die AGAIN? What the heck are you doing to that thing?

    Turns out 3 hobo corpses was a hard limit.

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 15, 2018 05:10 PM (/tuJf)

    223 Here's another nice mezcal cocktail-

    The Division Bell

    1 oz mezcal

    3/4 oz Aperol

    1/2 oz maraschino liqueur

    3/4 oz fresh lime juice

    1 grapefruit twist

    Shake with Ice. Strain. Pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit twist.

    This cocktail lives somewhere in the neighborhood between the Margarita and the Aviation.

    Very nice.

    Posted by: naturalfake at April 15, 2018 05:10 PM (9q7Dl)

    224 When I go over to my mother's place, she has all these little plastic containers with like three beans in them. If I'm there the night before trash pickup, I just throw the crap out.

    Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at April 15, 2018 05:10 PM (rdl6o)

    225 I'm an idiot (and now about 2 quarts low on blood)
    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 05:08 PM (MVjcR)


    It's starting to look like I might be involuntarily donating some in the next few minutes, if you need any. Bring a squeegee.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 05:11 PM (y87Qq)

    226 OT: Barbara Bush is in failing health and in "comfort care".


    I pray that she comes to repentance and accepts Christ as her savior.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 15, 2018 05:11 PM (yQpMk)

    227
    OT: Barbara Bush is in failing health and in "comfort care".

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 05:07 PM


    This is terrible but I met her and GWB at a conservative Valley Forge event and wondered why he brought his mother with him.

    I may have whispered it to my wife who jabbed me in the ribs.

    She's probably very nice. My wife, that is.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 05:12 PM (LOgQ4)

    228 >>>Bagged salads terrify me.


    I like my tea bagged and my salads tossed.

    Posted by: Shep Smith at April 15, 2018 05:12 PM (/qEW2)

    229 222 >>JackStraw, did your fridge really die AGAIN? What the heck are you doing to that thing?

    Turns out 3 hobo corpses was a hard limit.
    Posted by: JackStraw at April 15, 2018 05:10 PM (/tuJf)

    Should have cut them up into smaller pieces to increase surface area.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2018 05:14 PM (ycWCI)

    230 I always liked Babs, coulda just been the pearls but she has also always been a really tough broad (in pearls). Really thought the old would go first but apparently his particular deal with the devil was extremely well-negotiated.

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 05:15 PM (14URa)

    231 the old man, cripes, I will probably be next

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 05:16 PM (14URa)

    232 Thanks to everyone for the suggestions about wine: grenache, where to get help on selections, and so forth. Without breaking the bank, I'm looking forward to learning more. It will be a slow process since I don't drink much and Mrs. JTB doesn't drink at all. She hates any taste of alcohol except as a cooking ingredient.

    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 05:18 PM (V+03K)

    233 If you are on a low sodium diet because of heart
    issues the new advice from most doctors and heart specialists is that
    unless you are "salt sensitive" it does not hurt to use salt.

    When I had
    my heart attack I did a test where I ate salty potato chips all
    afternoon long and took my BP every hour. It was not effected by the
    huge salt intake.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 04:58 PM (mpXpK)
    ---
    long term studies have shown that people on a low salt diet actually have more problems and die sooner than similar patients on a regular diet do.

    yet my VA doc tried to tell me i should cut my sodium intake because of hypertension.

    and they wonder why my BP is always elevated when they check it there.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 05:18 PM (kLwt5)

    234 They also make,machetes which I had in the back of the truck. I'm an idiot (and now about 2 quarts low on blood)
    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 05:08 PM (MVjcR)


    Take it from a pro: Hickory shirt and heavy leather gloves, and to be sure, duct tape the cuffs over the leather gloves.

    Then, buy a Stihl gas hedge trimmer like the SL94. Use it like your personal 2-stroke Vorpal sword.

    Some of the guys use a small chainsaw and get into the middle of the thicket to cut the base canes, but that is not always possible. A machete is not optimal and I have used them a lot, but in the swing you get caught by the thorns and you can't stop before they tear through your delicate skin.

    Hand clippers are a good method too, but you wind up clawing up your arms if you don't have a heavy shirt on, but don't get too deep and have some place to stack the cut canes. A good garden rake or a pitch fork is good for doing that

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 05:18 PM (2K6fY)

    235 216 OT: Barbara Bush is in failing health and in "comfort care".
    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 05:07 PM (Vz8kB)
    --------------------------
    She said something sensible once.
    Back before Jeb! threw his hat in the ring, when asked if he should run, she said NO. Too many Bushes!

    (Then she had to shut up and backtrack!)


    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 05:18 PM (0jtPF)

    236 >>Should have cut them up into smaller pieces to increase surface area.

    This would have been helpful to know earlier.

    On the other hand, I discovered they now make something called fingerprint proof stainless steel. This might be the greatest invention since fire.

    I may redo my entire house in fingerprint proof stainless steel.

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 15, 2018 05:19 PM (/tuJf)

    237 >>>Southern solution to the oatmeal/raisin dilemma? Cowboy cookies: substitute chocolate chips for the raisins. Some recipes include both, BTW.

    Or use Rocky Mountain raisins.

    Posted by: rabbit husbandry expert at April 15, 2018 05:20 PM (/qEW2)

    238 I am fond of oatmeal raisin cookies, and y'all can kiss my ass.

    I also love date crumbles.

    I apologize for nothing.

    Posted by: The Mass Media can EABOD at April 15, 2018 05:20 PM (C1NyB)

    239 Turns out 3 hobo corpses was a hard limit.
    Posted by: JackStraw at April 15, 2018 05:10 PM (/tuJf)

    Should have cut them up into smaller pieces to increase surface area.



    Everything's a trade off. More surface area means they spoil faster.

    I think freezing them in the first place is the mistake. Cure them like a Prosciutto di Parma and they'll last forever.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 05:20 PM (fuK7c)

    240 I think naturalfake breaks into rich people's homes and experiments with their likker lockers.

    No way he has all that fancy exotica himself.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 05:20 PM (qJtVm)

    241 Oh, Weasel, buy a good saw. Cheap ones are an aggravation and need more repairs. So in the end you pay more for less functionality.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 05:21 PM (2K6fY)

    242 I think freezing them in the first place is the mistake. Cure them like a Prosciutto di Parma and they'll last forever.


    Savages, the lot of you. Keep them alive on corn pone until needed.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 15, 2018 05:21 PM (yQpMk)

    243 Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 05:18 PM (V+03K)



    If there are stores in your area that have wine tastings, go and sample.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 05:21 PM (Vz8kB)

    244 Was watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives yesterday. One of the chefs said that when he marinated meat he always vacuum seals the meat with marinate and lets it sit in the fridge overnight. I never thought of that. Anybody else tried that?

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:22 PM (jm1YL)

    245 weasel,
    Have you thought about beekeeping?

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:22 PM (kufk0)

    246 Anything in my freezer not labeled is either venison or fish, sometimes moose and or elk etc. I have a venison roast in that went in 7 hours or so ago. it's getting close and the house smells great as I also made an apple pie that just went in so the combo of smells. MMMM. The best part of this weekend. Is that the 1.5 feet of snow (and climbing as it's STILL snowing) All our kids sporting events got cancelled etc. It forced us all to slow down, play board games etc. So the 18" plus of global warming, white privilege, albeit annoying as shit and I am sooo over winter, it was a blessing in disguise. Now I get to go shovel again.

    Posted by: Minnfidel at April 15, 2018 05:22 PM (L3YlV)

    247 >>>>If you are on a low sodium diet because of heart

    issues the new advice from most doctors and heart specialists is that

    unless you are "salt sensitive" it does not hurt to use salt.

    When I had

    my heart attack I did a test where I ate salty potato chips all

    afternoon long and took my BP every hour. It was not effected by the

    huge salt intake.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 04:58 PM (mpXpK)
    ---
    long
    term studies have shown that people on a low salt diet actually have
    more problems and die sooner than similar patients on a regular diet do.


    yet my VA doc tried to tell me i should cut my sodium intake because of hypertension.

    and they wonder why my BP is always elevated when they check it there.



    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 05:18 PM
    .
    .
    .Unfortunately I am one of the few people who are salt sensitive. If I eat at KFC or Chic Filet my arrhythmia comes out full blast.

    I get numerous SVT's and PVC's starting about 45 minutes after I eat something with a lot of salt in it and they last for about 1-2 hours.

    And I quit going to the VA when they asked my why my blood pressure was high after I waited 1 hour and 42 minutes after my appointment time to get seen.

    Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 15, 2018 05:23 PM (+Dllb)

    248 To mason jar, add yellow raisins and gin.
    Soak for a week.
    Add to anything or eat by the spoonful.

    Posted by: Hambone at April 15, 2018 05:24 PM (t8Jwc)

    249 bread pudding with bourbon soaked raisins...yes? No?

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:25 PM (kufk0)

    250 >>>Posted by: naturalfake at April 15, 2018 05:10 PM (9q7Dl)


    Division Bell was a very mediocre album. Hard to see how it could inspire anything, even a cocktail. They may loathe each other but anything without Waters and Gilmour working together just stinks. That must be horrible - the only way you can do something significant is to work with someone you hate.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 05:25 PM (/qEW2)

    251 Then, buy a Stihl gas hedge trimmer like the SL94. Use it like your personal 2-stroke Vorpal sword.

    Come back Monday and ask Alex to borrow the flamethrower.

    Posted by: DaveA at April 15, 2018 05:25 PM (FhXTo)

    252 ''To mason jar, add yellow raisins and gin.
    Soak for a week.
    Add to anything or eat by the spoonful. ''

    OMG I am so trying that. Wonder if it would add a little zip to my morning oatmeal?

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:26 PM (jm1YL)

    253 Could someone please tell what the heck is up with oatmeal raisin cookies? Why on earth would anyone want a cookie with RAISINS in it?
    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:01 PM (XKZwp)

    To avoid Greandma putting prunes in cookies. My Grandmother used to make home made molasses cookies with prunes in them (she called them giant raisins). Molasses and prunes where a deadly combination.

    Bless her heart.

    Posted by: Archer at April 15, 2018 05:26 PM (4uIgh)

    254 Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 05:18 PM (2K6fY)
    -------
    I'm a huge fan of Stihl equipment. I had both a string trimmer, chainsaw and a larger trimmer with a brush cutter head, but it just seemed easier to snip delicately with my stupid little hand clippers. I just ordered a pair of long handled shears (thanks Ben Had!) and am looking at shirts next!

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 05:26 PM (MVjcR)

    255 249
    bread pudding with bourbon soaked raisins...yes? No?

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:25 PM (kufk0)
    Hell, yeah!

    Posted by: Peaches at April 15, 2018 05:26 PM (14URa)

    256 I think naturalfake breaks into rich people's homes and experiments with their likker lockers.

    No way he has all that fancy exotica himself.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 05:20 PM (qJtVm)



    Well, if rich people are going to leave their gates unlocked and don't have sledgehammer proof doors,

    I figure they're practically asking me to help myself.

    Posted by: naturalfake at April 15, 2018 05:26 PM (9q7Dl)

    257 bread pudding with bourbon soaked raisins...yes? No?
    Posted by:
    lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:25 PM

    YES! a little caramel sauce too with some of the bourbon?

    Posted by: Minnfidel at April 15, 2018 05:27 PM (L3YlV)

    258 Was watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives yesterday.
    One of the chefs said that when he marinated meat he always vacuum
    seals the meat with marinate and lets it sit in the fridge overnight. I
    never thought of that. Anybody else tried that?
    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:22 PM (jm1YL)


    I was trying to make corned beef and pork by vacuum sealing the meat, seasoning and pink salt in with a couple of ice-cubes.
    If you try to vacuum seal a bag with water the vacuum sealer will suck all the water out.

    by the way it did work but it made extra salty stuff that I never could soak long enough to get the salt out.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 05:27 PM (2K6fY)

    259
    241 Oh, Weasel, buy a good saw. Cheap ones are an aggravation and need more repairs. So in the end you pay more for less functionality.
    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 05:21 PM (2K6fY)
    ---------
    Stihl 026.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 05:27 PM (MVjcR)

    260 Discovered yesterday that i lost my honey bees this winter. Dammit, dammit, dammit. One of the hives was 10 yrs old. What a crappy frustrating hobby.

    Posted by: Marcus Forealius at April 15, 2018 05:28 PM (3CFsQ)

    261 That must be horrible - the only way you can do something significant is to work with someone you hate.
    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 05:25 PM (/qEW2)



    Tell us about it.

    Posted by: Lennon and McCartney at April 15, 2018 05:28 PM (9q7Dl)

    262 You know the old conundrum "what if my red were your blue, how could we know it?" Maybe that's how it is with raisin cookies. It's like cilantro. Everyone can identify it, but some are born with a birth defect that makes them think they taste good.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 05:29 PM (/qEW2)

    263 ''bread pudding with bourbon soaked raisins...yes? No?''

    Absolutely! Had a bread pudding at a restaurant made that way once. Was quite tasty.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:30 PM (jm1YL)

    264 clutch's method of making coals is a time honored tradition in Orangeburg, Lexington, Richland Counties of South Carolina. Well remembered are nights of slowly cooking a hog over hickory coals. It is the only kosher, errr, orthodox, errr, correct way to do it.

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 05:30 PM (zLDYs)

    265 lin-duh, not only yes, but hell yah.

    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 05:30 PM (/dpqN)

    266 Hmmm. Nasty weather moving in over the mountain.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 05:30 PM (0jtPF)

    267 249 bread pudding with bourbon soaked raisins...yes? No?
    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:25 PM (kufk0)

    Yes, and I don't like raisins.

    Posted by: CaliGirl at April 15, 2018 05:32 PM (2DYau)

    268 ''You know the old conundrum "what if my red were your blue, how could we know it?" Maybe that's how it is with raisin cookies. It's like cilantro. Everyone can identify it, but some are born with a birth defect that makes them think they taste good.''

    Cilantro tastes like soap to me yet. No problem with raisins though. Love them. Trader Joe's sells a bag of jumbo mixed raisins that are to die for.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:32 PM (jm1YL)

    269 Puppeh is hiding under the table.
    Big storm coming.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 05:33 PM (0jtPF)

    270 And I quit going to the VA when they asked my why my blood pressure was high after I waited 1 hour and 42 minutes after my appointment time to get seen.

    Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 15, 2018 05:23 PM


    I have my own cuff and am always amazed by the difference in results. Gotta pee? Off the charts on the high side. Just ate a big meal? Under the charts on the low side. Pissed off by the news? Off the charts on the high side. Dropped a blue pill? Under the charts on the low side. At the Drs. pissed off by the procedures? Off the charts on the high side. Arm raised too high, or too low? Bad results.

    There are about fifteen variables in BP check. I doubt the VA help is following established protocol. You're better off buying a cuff, checking it yourself a couple hundred times, tossing out the highs and lows, and averaging the stuff in the middle.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 05:34 PM (LOgQ4)

    271 Marcus Forealius at April 15, 2018 05:28 PM

    Do you think its from the demise of whatever is killing off honey bees?

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 05:35 PM (aC6Sd)

    272 I have 3 chainsaws. 1 Stihl, one Husqvarna and one Poulan, the Poulan was a cheapie I got on a whim, it sucks. Spend extra on a Stihl. Husqvarna is ok too but mine is old and I think they make them cheaper now. Go with a STIHL.

    Posted by: Minnfidel at April 15, 2018 05:35 PM (L3YlV)

    273 ''Discovered yesterday that i lost my honey bees this winter. Dammit, dammit, dammit. One of the hives was 10 yrs old. What a crappy frustrating hobby.''

    My son's mother-in-law keep bees for years and then one spring..poof..all gone. She had the bad sads.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:36 PM (jm1YL)

    274 Just use whatever hobo you can't freeze to make a hobo suit. Crawl in and walk in cognito among your prey.

    Posted by: Ed Gein at April 15, 2018 05:36 PM (shMPn)

    275
    I have no idea what is in the freezer. That is a woman's domain.

    Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 15, 2018 05:37 PM (r+sAi)

    276 Off to shovel and snowblow again. Ugh. Suck it Gore.

    Posted by: Minnfidel at April 15, 2018 05:37 PM (L3YlV)

    277 And I believe we have most of 1 buck and 2 hogs divided between 2 freezers. All vacuum sealed and well labeled.

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 05:38 PM (zLDYs)

    278 I make a rum /raisin sauce that is great on smoked pork chops.

    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 05:38 PM (/dpqN)

    279 I had a pretty big hive in my compost bin, beekeeper came and got them yesterday. There are still a bunch of girls hanging out, hoping they will find a new home in the next few days.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:38 PM (kufk0)

    280 Wonder if it would add a little zip to my morning oatmeal?
    Posted by: Tuna

    Why yes. Yes, it will.

    Posted by: Hambone at April 15, 2018 05:38 PM (t8Jwc)

    281 My son's mother-in-law keep bees for years and then one spring..poof..all gone. She had the bad sads.
    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:36 PM (jm1YL)

    My hives collapsed because there were black widows in the bee boxes.

    Posted by: CaliGirl at April 15, 2018 05:40 PM (2DYau)

    282 Well remembered are nights of slowly cooking a hog over hickory coals. It is the only kosher, errr, orthodox, errr, correct way to do it.
    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 05:30 PM (zLDYs)



    I wonder, does Leviticus permit one to eat meat along with almond milk?

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 05:40 PM (/qEW2)

    283 I like raisins in stuff, not so much on their own. I make a kick ass bread pudding yesterday for a friends crawfish boil. I'm doing bourbon soaked raisins next time. I think it's what I'm bringing to the meetup...it was that good.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:40 PM (kufk0)

    284 What kind of story/poem/limerick can you write with the title Satan's Boogers?
    Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 15, 2018 04:19 PM (OTUGn)

    I think Muldoon should graciously excuse himself if we're going to have any sort of real competition.
    That man could write a limerick on anything, including Satan's boogers


    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 15, 2018 05:41 PM (tpDAe)

    285 ''I make a rum /raisin sauce that is great on smoked pork chops.''

    Rum/raisin ice cream. Yum. Don't see it very often anymore but I snap it up whenever I do.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:42 PM (jm1YL)

    286 Eromero, you are just the person I need to talk to about roasting pigs for the meet up.

    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 05:42 PM (/dpqN)

    287 And I quit going to the VA when they asked my why my
    blood pressure was high after I waited 1 hour and 42 minutes after my
    appointment time to get seen.

    Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 15, 2018 05:23 PM (+Dllb)
    ---
    preach it Brother!

    1030 appointment? get seen at 12, or even 1300. why? the administrator requires that appointments be overbooked by the historical no show percentage. if everyone on your day shows up, you're Fcuked.

    unfortunately, i can't afford to get care anywhere else.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 05:42 PM (kLwt5)

    288 We go through lots of raisins here, I make 5 minutes oatmeal with nothing but milk, oatmeal, raisins and sprinkle of cinnamon.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 05:42 PM (aC6Sd)

    289 bread pudding pro tip: make your sauce using calvados, not whiskey...

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 05:43 PM (kLwt5)

    290 I do a pretty good cinnamon raisin bread too.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:43 PM (kufk0)

    291 Bread pudding without raisins is a sad dish. Did anybody's folks make prune kolaches or "mincemeat" (raisins) pie?

    Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 15, 2018 05:43 PM (AaZnB)

    292 I have 3 chainsaws. 1 Stihl, one Husqvarna and one Poulan, the Poulan was a cheapie I got on a whim, it sucks. Spend extra on a Stihl. Husqvarna is ok too but mine is old and I think they make them cheaper now. Go with a STIHL.

    Posted by: Minnfidel at April 15, 2018 05:35 PM


    I buy Poulans. Go through one just about every year.

    So cheap I don't care. I should. But I don't.

    * brrrr, brrr, brrr *

    * into trash *

    They're tiny and I'm never tempted to take down something I shouldn't. Choose life.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 05:44 PM (LOgQ4)

    293 Do they sell pints of calvados? i don't have much use for pear brandy in anything else.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:44 PM (kufk0)

    294 It is excellent training in forensic science to examine the desiccated, putrifying, unidentifiable remains in your refrigerators and attempt to reconstruct what happened. Please do not discard them, but send them to me. Watson! I have a treat for you.

    Posted by: Sherlock Holmes at April 15, 2018 05:44 PM (/qEW2)

    295 lin-duh, I was hoping you would say that.

    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 05:45 PM (/dpqN)

    296 Ben Had,

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:45 PM (kufk0)

    297 ''Bread pudding without raisins is a sad dish. Did anybody's folks make prune kolaches or "mincemeat" (raisins) pie?''

    I'm the only one in my family that likes mincemeat pie. Actually mincemeat anything is fine with me. Could eat it with a spoon right out of the jar.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:45 PM (jm1YL)

    298 My grandfather used to make a kick ass rice pudding with raisins.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 05:47 PM (jm1YL)

    299
    Just ate some Cube beef slow cooked in Korean BBQ sauce over white rice and broccoli

    Delicious.




    Posted by: Kreplach at April 15, 2018 04:38 PM (UfMVm)



    It's pronounced "Kobe" beef. What a deplorable.

    Posted by: Barry O from Kenya at April 15, 2018 05:48 PM (pAx+1)

    300 Mmmmm, mincemeat...

    Posted by: Hannibal Lector at April 15, 2018 05:49 PM (djCea)

    301 >>They're tiny and I'm never tempted to take down something I shouldn't. Choose life.

    When I worked for the tree coroner, the climbers like the Pullins cause they were light and disposable. Made it easier to climb around in the trees and if they dropped or broke one, opps.

    On the ground with bigger saws it was Husky or Stihl depending on which was the better deal at the time. The are pretty comparable as far as I can tell.

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 15, 2018 05:49 PM (/tuJf)

    302 I wonder, does Leviticus permit one to eat meat along with almond milk?

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 05:40 PM



    Job 21:24

    His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.


    /Gender disparity on milk production was redacted per the Obama administration. Unclear under Trump. Plus fired.

    Posted by: James Comey, teetering closer to the edge of the abyss at April 15, 2018 05:50 PM (LOgQ4)

    303 Warning, lin-duh brinds her bread pudding to the meet up, the house gets it's share first.

    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 05:50 PM (/dpqN)

    304
    Raisins are disgusting and cause Communism. No person of taste and breeding eats them.

    Hence if anyone, which God forbid, should dare willfully to deny or to call into doubt that which We have defined, let him know that he has fallen away completely from the human race.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 15, 2018 05:51 PM (M2YDD)

    305 I have a vacuum sealer, and have learned -- especially after the last freezer purge (wherein about ten pounds of frozen whutinhell went out in the trash because I could neither identify the substance nor the age and food poisoning and or severe freezer burn is not something I want to mess with) I keep a Magic Marker on the kitchen window sill. I will freeze leftovers in plastic containers until they are solid, then pop them in a vacuum bag, and seal away. So - home-grown boil-inna-bag sauces and soups. It has absolutely to become a habit: freeze, seal, date and label!
    Think of all the starving children, in wherever children are starving this year!

    Posted by: Sgt. Mom at April 15, 2018 05:51 PM (xnmPy)

    306 Afternoon all. Weekend in Houston is done. Headed back to Dallas.

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2018 05:51 PM (tu/2g)

    307 The other day I learned my lesson about unlabled leftovers in the freezer.
    I was going to have lasagna rolls with my salad and instead I cooked up my leftover chile rellanos.
    No, no, no!
    I will use my perm marker from now on!

    Posted by: Nan Gladden at April 15, 2018 05:53 PM (Hxt5C)

    308 Here's something food related - what do you outdoorsy types like to take for trail lunches? For many years I volunteered on a trail crew and we'd end up working miles from the trailhead where we parked our vehicles. Sometimes I'd have whatever was available at the last chance gas station and sometimes I'd bring a sammich from home. Canned,stuff is convenient but it adds a lot of weight.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 05:53 PM (MVjcR)

    309 How far is it from Houston to Dallas?

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 05:54 PM (aC6Sd)

    310 >>>>>And I quit going to the VA when they asked my why my

    blood pressure was high after I waited 1 hour and 42 minutes after my

    appointment time to get seen.

    Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 15, 2018 05:23 PM (+Dllb)
    ---
    preach it Brother!

    1030
    appointment? get seen at 12, or even 1300. why? the administrator
    requires that appointments be overbooked by the historical no show
    percentage. if everyone on your day shows up, you're Fcuked.

    unfortunately, i can't afford to get care anywhere else.



    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 05:42 PM
    .
    .
    .We sucked it up and bought Blue Cross through the VA where my wife works and quit going to the VA for treatment for those reasons.

    Both of us are retired from the Navy but no one within 50 miles of us takes Tricare in network. There are a few places that will take it out of network but I don't want to empty our savings to go to the Doctor.

    Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 15, 2018 05:55 PM (+Dllb)

    311 I have no idea what is in the freezer. That is a woman's domain.
    Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 15, 2018 05:37 PM (r+sAi)
    --

    It'll be your final domain if you're not careful!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 05:55 PM (qJtVm)

    312
    How far is it from Houston to Dallas?

    Posted by: Skip


    A fur piece.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 15, 2018 05:56 PM (tiCjj)

    313 And I LIKE raisins! OK, so embalmed grapes. Bread and rice pudding with raisins. Apple pie with raisins. And yes -- OATMEAL COOKIES with raisins.
    (Defiantly unsheathing metaphorical sword!)
    Raisins! I will defend you!!!

    Posted by: Sgt. Mom at April 15, 2018 05:56 PM (xnmPy)

    314 How far is it from Houston to Dallas?
    Posted by: Skip



    About 253 miles.

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2018 05:57 PM (tu/2g)

    315 what do you outdoorsy types like to take for trail lunches?
    ------
    I usually pack a nice picnic basket with fried chicken, potato salad, cheese, and fruit. Sometimes a nice Bento style box is good.....///

    Jerky, dried fruit, nuts, packets of tuna that are flavored for extra protein.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 05:57 PM (kufk0)

    316 Way way back, or long long ago jn a galaxy far far away ( or so it seems) use to always taje around a pound of trail mix backpacking, sometimes buy it or often made it. RAISINS, peanuts, some M&M's, granola, dryed fruit of lots ok kinds.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 05:57 PM (aC6Sd)

    317 >>>Raisins are disgusting and cause Communism. No person of taste and breeding eats them.

    ^^^THIS^^^ To all raisin lovers, I'd describe my experience of eating them as sweet, slightly acidic (tart), and chewy. Is that what you experience? Because that combination is just gross. Waterboarding would be preferable.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 05:58 PM (/qEW2)

    318 Not far then from here to Pittsburgh

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 05:58 PM (aC6Sd)

    319 Here's something food related - what do you outdoorsy types like to take for trail lunches?
    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 05:53 PM (MVjcR)


    Work lunches, like you mentioned, where you need cheap nonperishable calories fast and you're on the clock? Or something to stick in a bag and enjoy by a stream during a break on a leisurely hike?

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 05:59 PM (y87Qq)

    320 Here's something food related - what do you outdoorsy types like to take for trail lunches? For many years I volunteered on a trail crew and we'd end up working miles from the trailhead where we parked our vehicles.


    Two things. (i) trail mix, as noted above. Cashews, mixed nuts, and glorious lovely raisins. (B) if there's an authentic German butchery about you, Landjaeger. The word means hunter of the land, and it's a portable soft sausage that keeps forever. It's what you took on walks in the wood of indeterminate length.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 05:59 PM (fuK7c)

    321 there's a quick fix for the VA: make everyone who w*rks at the VA get their care there...

    "Hello, President Trump, I got a great idea for ya..."


    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 05:59 PM (kLwt5)

    322 Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 05:35 PM (aC6Sd)

    No. I haven't torn the hives down yet, but my initial thoughts are a late season swarm from the hive plus a winter that was brutally cold over an extended time. Bees can't move over their honey stores to feed when it gets really cold.

    Posted by: Marcus Forealius at April 15, 2018 05:59 PM (3CFsQ)

    323
    241 Oh, Weasel, buy a good saw. Cheap ones are an aggravation and need more repairs. So in the end you pay more for less functionality.
    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 05:21 PM (2K6fY)
    ------------
    The little packets of tuna salad are good. There are tiny cans of tuna salad with a half dozen crackers that aren't bad but you have to eat about 17 of them to fill up.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 06:00 PM (MVjcR)

    324
    Here's something food related - what do you outdoorsy types like to take for trail lunches?
    ---
    i'm not in the Army any more, so i don't have to worry about things like "trail lunches".

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:01 PM (kLwt5)

    325
    Children in this country are both 'going to bed hungry at night' and 'suffering from the epidemic of obesity'. Simultaneously.

    Which is why blending into the drapery and writing about ones experiences is the morally high ground. As Jesus recently asked of me:

    "You want both the lawn trimmed and the shrubs trimmed?"

    I had to WWJD him.

    / sorry Fen for irreverence

    Posted by: James Comey, teetering closer to the edge of the abyss at April 15, 2018 06:02 PM (LOgQ4)

    326 Oops. Looks like I pasted the wrong comment.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 06:02 PM (MVjcR)

    327 Not only do i think VA employees should be assigned the VA for their health benefits, I think members of Congress and their staff should as well.

    Posted by: goatexchange at April 15, 2018 06:02 PM (YFnq5)

    328 To all raisin lovers, I'd describe my experience of
    eating them as sweet, slightly acidic (tart), and chewy. Is that what
    you experience? Because that combination is just gross. Waterboarding
    would be preferable.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 05:58 PM (/qEW2)
    ---
    that's not gross: Gross is when you kiss your grandmother goodnight and she runs her tongue down your throat.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:03 PM (kLwt5)

    329 Speaking of portable soft sausage, are we going to be live blogging Comey tonight?

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 15, 2018 06:03 PM (/tuJf)

    330 Ben Had @ 286- The S.C. sauce is mustard based and N.C. sauce is vinegar based. Being a South Carolinian, I prefer mustard based, but will certainly eat either one. A top hog, say 180-225 lbs live weight will yield say 75-120 lbs of bbq. Your pit ready hog is scraped clean of hair, split from necktie to tail and butterflied, or, spatchcocked for us morons. No head nor feets. My sister in S.C. just may give me her recipe for sauce and hash. A whole hog is not a requirement and a smaller amount can be cooked, but would require a slightly smaller amount of drinking.

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 06:04 PM (zLDYs)

    331 Weasel, take a gun and a box of matches. Shoot squirrel and roast it on an open fire.

    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 06:04 PM (/dpqN)

    332
    Raisins ruin everything they touch. Recipes with raisins are fit only to be thrown away.

    This is a fact. Do not deny this. You are delusional if you try to.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 15, 2018 06:04 PM (tiCjj)

    333 what do you outdoorsy types like to take for trail lunches?


    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 05:53 PM (MVjcR)


    Many parts of the tree are edible.

    Posted by: Euell Gibbons at April 15, 2018 06:04 PM (wYseH)

    334 Or, if you plan in advance and put in the time and money, there's Bandersnatch's Offshore Sandwiches. They were developed for offshore fishing, but also work well for hikes.

    The reason they're good is that they're better the day after they're made, so you do them the night before.

    A baguette, or similar crusty bread. Olive oil and balsamico. Prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers. Cut into half sandwich sized pieces and wrap tightly in Saran wrap.

    Keeps forever. Gets better when the juices mingle. Doesn't get soggy if you start with good bread.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 06:05 PM (fuK7c)

    335 A bow saw is an indispensable tool in the garage and, if there is room, in the vehicle. Assuming you live somewhere that trees fall and block roads in storms, of course. Maybe less valuable in Florida.

    There is a little $10 folding version in camping stores that is worth having around, too.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:05 PM (ks6bw)

    336 ''^^^THIS^^^ To all raisin lovers, I'd describe my experience of eating them as sweet, slightly acidic (tart), and chewy. Is that what you experience? Because that combination is just gross. Waterboarding would be preferable.''

    Concentrated sweetness and nice chewiness. I have a special love of golden raisins. Completely different taste than the dark ones.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 06:06 PM (jm1YL)

    337 I never knew there could be a Raisin Civil War

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:06 PM (aC6Sd)

    338 Work lunches, like you mentioned, where you need cheap nonperishable calories fast and you're on the clock? Or something to stick in a bag and enjoy by a stream during a break on a leisurely hike?
    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 05:59 PM (y87Qq)
    --------
    A little of both. Something that can survive for hours in a pack, but that doesn't taste like hell when you stop and eat it.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 06:07 PM (MVjcR)

    339 I am not fond of eating raisins right out of the box, but these things need raisins to be good: bread pudding, oatmeal and oatmeal cookies.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 06:08 PM (H80UQ)

    340 We all know Raisins are from Red or White grapes just like the liquid kind.


    Right?

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:08 PM (aC6Sd)

    341 Freezer wise, I apparently have some type of food security disorder because I forget stuff in the bottom in pursuit of good deals and having enough at the top.

    Venison and fish is always eaten, but store bought chicken will be discovered months or years later. I'm actually making a point of working my way through everything right now so I can begin slowly restocking it.

    I like knowing there's food to eat if we need it, though, and that is probably worth the tradeoff $40 or so that goes to waste.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:09 PM (ks6bw)

    342 ''The S.C. sauce is mustard based and N.C. sauce is vinegar based. Being a South Carolinian''

    Never had the mustard based sauce until we lived in SC. Now I prefer it. I notice a lot of the BBQ joints around here in OH offer it along with the traditional red sauces now. Didn't use to see that.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 06:09 PM (jm1YL)

    343 Work lunches, like you mentioned, where you need cheap nonperishable calories fast and you're on the clock? Or something to stick in a bag and enjoy by a stream during a break on a leisurely hike?
    Posted by: hogmartin


    Homemade beef jerky.

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2018 06:10 PM (tu/2g)

    344 Trail food? Hudson Bay bread, good beef jerky and M&M's for my sweet tooth.

    Oregon chainsaws are the choice of pros dropping the big trees.

    Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at April 15, 2018 06:10 PM (bML9A)

    345 >>>Your pit ready hog is scraped clean of hair, split from necktie to tail and butterflied, or, spatchcocked for us morons. No head nor feets.

    Don't discard the head though. Look on youtube for "Scott Rea Project". He's an English butcher who among other things has a video on how to butcher a hog's head so that it doesn't go to waste. Say what you like about Europeans, but they devised all these clever ways for not allowing any part of the animal to go to waste.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 06:11 PM (/qEW2)

    346 I ate a lot of un-definable things today. Bridal Shower. You just never know.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 15, 2018 06:11 PM (lwiT4)

    347 semi-food related: had my twice delayed by food poisoning 'scope a couple of weeks ago. they allegedly gave me fentanyl and midazolam (Versed) prior to starting things.

    this year the syringes actually had labels on them but, unlike last time, i was awake, alert and conscious for the ENTIRE procedure, start to finish, instead of just most of it.

    got back to recovery and the idiot nurse was you can't leave until you recover from anesthesia.... and OMG your BP is high. no shit you Fing idiot, i was awake for the whole damn thing. i took the auto-BP cuff off and told them they could either release me or get me the AMA form.

    she went running for Resident Evil, to get her to help them get me to stay. she came in, laughed at the nurse and told her the only way my BP was going to come down was if they released me.

    then she dragged in the doc, who, after talking to RE, told her to let me go.

    and, to drag it back on topic, martinis are a clear liquid, as is scotch and water.

    which is what i had to drink the night before the procedure, as well as when i got back home.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:11 PM (kLwt5)

    348 ''I never knew there could be a Raisin Civil War''

    And we haven't even talked about prunes, dates, figs, apricots, etc.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 06:12 PM (jm1YL)

    349 Raisins ruin everything they touch. Recipes with raisins are fit only to be thrown away.

    This is a fact. Do not deny this. You are delusional if you try to.
    -----
    I guess Hadrian isn't coming to the Texas meetup....

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 06:12 PM (kufk0)

    350 Hiking food? All roads lead back to beef jerky.

    Also beanie weenies and Nabisco cracker packs. Overnight its hard to beat the mountain house dehydrated meals.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:12 PM (ks6bw)

    351 Cool. Today is Melania's birthday! It's also my birthday!

    Posted by: t-dubya-d at April 15, 2018 06:13 PM (RZWC0)

    352 For my lunch I have two water bottles I freeze solid to keep meat sandwiches cold and seems to work well. What scares me are the guys who will buy a hoagie before work and have it sitting around 4 hrs until they eat it. Haven't seen anyone drop over from food poisoning yet though.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:14 PM (aC6Sd)

    353 ''46 I ate a lot of un-definable things today. Bridal Shower. You just never know.''

    Indeed. But one must be polite and take a little bit of everything.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 06:14 PM (jm1YL)

    354 There were some interesting recipes linked on a "southern phrases" post on an ONT from a couple of nights ago. I'll see if I can find it.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:15 PM (ks6bw)

    355 Weasel, I usually do meat, bread and cheese for food. It carries well and goes down easy in a hurry.

    I do keep a SAW ammo box (800 5.56 NATO can) with two propane cylinders, a Century one-burner stove and one of those tiny propane lanterns. It all fits in there with not enough room to rattle if you set it right. (a 50 Cal can is smaller, YMMV)

    I also keep a gym bag with sauce pan, cups, coffee, sugar, bouillon cubes and some single serve canned foods in the car so that I can make coffee for break.

    Hot coffee is a treat in the woods. A cup of hot bouillon is wonderful when you are soaked to the skin and you have a couple of hours left to go.
    And having a lantern for when you get stuck over night make everyone much more relaxed.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 06:15 PM (2K6fY)

    356 Okay, so I got fire and rabbit food today?! You've got to know that that is not going to make it. Show me the beef!

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:15 PM (PEcU2)

    357 this is the only way to cook a hawg... and one day ima do it.

    http://frankosport.com/Brewpub/HowWeCookHawgs.htm

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:15 PM (kLwt5)

    358 What sort of stuff are they serving at bridal showers these days? I don't remember anything weird in the past....

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 06:16 PM (kufk0)

    359 Yum, golden raisins.

    Posted by: Abby at April 15, 2018 06:16 PM (5PH2B)

    360 I have a special love of golden raisins. Completely different taste than the dark ones.
    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 06:06 PM (jm1YL)


    I've only eaten Sunmaid and that's a long time ago. I hope I'm not offending anyone, I'm just being a dick trying to provoke people out of their comfort zone.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 06:17 PM (/qEW2)

    361 The next person that uses the word " digestif", spends a night in the box!

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:17 PM (PEcU2)

    362 Dried packs of cheap ramen noodles are surprisingly good when you are camping, too. Very filling with a drink since you hydrate them in your stomach.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:17 PM (ks6bw)

    363 Is aperitif ok?

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 06:18 PM (kufk0)

    364
    I live in a 'four seasons' area. But we're well into the third week of spring, without spring. With winter damage to trees easily going to cost me two weeks of extensive clean up. So thirteen weeks of summer is now five weeks less. Eight weeks of summer. Two months of enjoyment. Maybe.

    I'd thoroughly enjoy outsourcing the waterboarding of Al Gore with this years tax refund. If only I could find someone to work that cheap.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 06:18 PM (LOgQ4)

    365 Okay, so I got fire and rabbit food today?! You've got to know that that is not going to make it. Show me the beef!

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:15 PM (PEcU2)
    ---
    don't look at me: i sent CBD several nice snaps of dead cow this last week.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:18 PM (kLwt5)

    366 Don't discard the head though. Look on youtube for "Scott Rea Project". He's an English butcher who among other things has a video on how to butcher a hog's head so that it doesn't go to waste. Say what you like about Europeans, but they devised all these clever ways for not allowing any part of the animal to go to waste.
    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 06:11 PM (/qEW2

    Used to eat something called head cheese made, I believe, from the little bits of meat on the head. It was very gelatinous- ate with vinegar.

    Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at April 15, 2018 06:18 PM (nBr1j)

    367 The next person that uses the word " digestif", spends a night in the box!


    We already had "oubliable" in the book thread. It's communist word day at the HQ.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 06:19 PM (fuK7c)

    368 A little of both. Something that can survive for hours in a pack, but that doesn't taste like hell when you stop and eat it.
    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 06:07 PM (MVjcR)


    Fat, protein, and salt, the three food groups, right? Sausage is good, like Bander mentioned. Cheese is good, it's got all three too. Same with the crusty sammich suggestion.

    When I used to go hiking with my uncle in Vermont, he would bring a little pack with summer sausage, a wedge of cheese like Manchego, a little jar of spicy mustard, maybe two apples, and a carbon Opinel #6. We'd hike up to an overlook or a stream or something, cut a slice of cheese or sausage, dip it in the mustard, and pass the knife back and forth like that. When we sat down, he'd fire up a Trangia with a little espresso pot on it and by the time lunch was done there was a little dixie cup worth of espresso ready.

    I mean, it's froofy as hell, but that was just a neat way to kill a half hour out on a mountain and about the best I ever ate on a trail.

    Of course, we were just hiking. If I'm burning calories, it's basically the same thing, just less leisurely and more budget-oriented.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 06:19 PM (y87Qq)

    369 Posted by: grammie winger - at April 15, 2018 06:11 PM (lwiT4)

    Can you email me at: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com ?

    I have a link to a story you might like.

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 15, 2018 06:20 PM (wYseH)

    370
    which is what i had to drink the night before the procedure, as well as when i got back home.
    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:11 PM (kLwt5)

    That's terrifying.
    I had an anesthesia mistake before surgery one time. They paralyzed me before they knocked me out. I was suffocating and I couldn't move, breathe, or speak. The Dr realized what he had done and knocked me out. Then he lied to me after surgery.

    Posted by: CaliGirl at April 15, 2018 06:20 PM (2DYau)

    371 Well, when I'm in the woods, hiking, I have a preference for roasted Bigfoot.

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:20 PM (PEcU2)

    372 What scares me are the guys who will buy a hoagie
    before work and have it sitting around 4 hrs until they eat it.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:14 PM (aC6Sd)

    If it is a civilized hoagie with vinegar on it, then I'll bet the vinegar retards bacterial growth a bit.

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 15, 2018 06:22 PM (wYseH)

    373 When I used to do a lot of backpacking weight and space were obviously the big factors. Now, it's forgetting that I need to get something for lunch before its time to eat.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 06:23 PM (MVjcR)

    374 A lot of hunters in these parts make peanut butter and honey sandwiches using flat bread. They say they last for days and days.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 06:23 PM (0jtPF)

    375 recc1c4- Thanks.

    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 06:24 PM (/dpqN)

    376 ... I was suffocating and I couldn't move, breathe, or speak. The Dr realized what he had done and knocked me out. Then he lied to me after surgery.
    Posted by: CaliGirl at April 15, 2018 06:20 PM (2DYau)


    That would be like being trapped in a Honda! Yikes!

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:24 PM (PEcU2)

    377 Never had the mustard based sauce until we lived in SC. Now I prefer it. I notice a lot of the BBQ joints around here in OH offer it along with the traditional red sauces now. Didn't use to see that.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 06:09 PM (jm1YL)



    If you live in some unfortunate corner of the country, you can order Maurice Bessinger's Piggy Park Sauce online.

    https://www.piggiepark.com/category/bbq-sauce/

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 15, 2018 06:24 PM (yQpMk)

    378 Shame is in the east Bigfoot are all hunted out

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:24 PM (aC6Sd)

    379 If it is a civilized hoagie with vinegar on it, then I'll bet the vinegar retards bacterial growth a bit.
    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 15, 2018 06:22 PM (wYseH)


    Plus the meat is cured and the cheese is... made of cheese. You get a lot more room temperature time out of salted meat and cheese than you would from plain cooked meat and a glass of milk.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 06:24 PM (y87Qq)

    380 peanut butter and honey sandwiches...yum!!

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 06:26 PM (kufk0)

    381 peanut butter and honey sandwiches...yum!!

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 06:26 PM (kufk0)



    Yes!!!!

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 06:27 PM (Vz8kB)

    382 If it is a civilized hoagie with vinegar on it, then I'll bet the vinegar retards bacterial growth a bit.

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 15, 2018 06:22 PM


    Vinegar retards the glycemic spike of most foods. Along with booze. And fats.

    Ignore all nutritional advice from the government and develop a taste for the often requested food combination of vinegar, booze, and fat.

    That's the ticket.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 06:28 PM (LOgQ4)

    383 Cashew butter. It's just that simple. It is worth it's weight in gold. Strawberry jam should also be given consideration. Ya' don't need bread, just a spoon.

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:31 PM (PEcU2)

    384
    Breitbart has a story on a tarantula burger. Somebody send that to ATC.

    Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 15, 2018 06:31 PM (r+sAi)

    385 Had a Corporal eat a sandwich which had been baking in his car for 24 hours in Yuma. It had mayo. The Corporal was down for a couple of days. Is there anything a Marine won't do?

    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:31 PM (vV/gB)

    386 develop a taste for the often requested food combination of vinegar, booze, and fat.


    Booze stands on its own merits, but basically everything good is an acid and a fat. Salt helps. Salad dressing is oil and vinegar. Mayonnaise is egg, vinegar, and oil. Bearnaise sauce is egg, lemon juice, and butter.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 06:31 PM (fuK7c)

    387 If you live where it's sold, the Bishops BBQ 3-in-1 stuff sauce is good for store bought. Don't shake and it's mild, shake a bit and it's spicy, and shake a lot for it to be hot.

    Vinegar based.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:31 PM (ks6bw)

    388 They're making a bit of a comeback, since we've started tossing hobo's over the wire.

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:32 PM (PEcU2)

    389 When we were in Phoenix this winter, Walmart had pigs heads in the fresh meat section. I guess it's a thing at Christmas.

    Posted by: Abby at April 15, 2018 06:32 PM (5PH2B)

    390 Breitbart has a story on a tarantula burger. Somebody send that to ATC.


    Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 15, 2018 06:31 PM (r+sAi)


    I have her email address, but I'd also like to live.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 06:32 PM (Vz8kB)

    391 Bearnaise sauce is egg, lemon juice, and butter.

    Belay that. That's Hollandaise.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 06:33 PM (fuK7c)

    392 OT-Satan's snot

    I was charged with writing on Satan's snot.
    A writing assignment I just rather had not.

    Muldoon would be far better at this, you see,
    since I don't have his wisdom and lack his esprit.

    While that man could write on anything you've got,
    I simply can't rhyme on Satan's boogers with any bon mot.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 15, 2018 06:34 PM (tpDAe)

    393 Hello everyone.

    So a thread from a few days ago has been occupying my mind, the idea of college students being Food Insecure or something goofy like that.

    Well, I went to the grocery store today to put that theory to the test. I bought a package of ramen, some refrigerated grilled chicken, frozen shrimp, green onions, parsley, sriracha, and eggs. Cooked up the ramen, scrambled an egg, and put it in a bowl with some of the chicken and shrimp. Sprinkled the garnish on it and drizzled with sriracha. A decent and filling meal that, by my calculation, cost maybe a buck fifty. Less if I had cooked the chicken myself.

    I am left with the opinion that it takes real work and dedication to starve in this country.

    Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 15, 2018 06:34 PM (G8hDY)

    394 A lot of hunters in these parts make peanut butter and honey sandwiches using flat bread. They say they last for days and days.
    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 06:23 PM (0jtPF)



    I'm not a hunter, but it's been my experience that sweet things "keep" the longest. Fruit juice, candy, gum whatever. It's kind of counter intuitive to me. You'd think sugars are the easiest things to break down, and bacteria would ruin those first.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 06:34 PM (/qEW2)

    395 ''If you live in some unfortunate corner of the country, you can order Maurice Bessinger's Piggy Park Sauce online. ''

    LOL. That's the first place I had a mustard based sauce.

    Posted by: Tuna at April 15, 2018 06:34 PM (jm1YL)

    396 I will be PISSED if Art Bell did not cryo-freeze his head.

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:35 PM (2wOtx)

    397 Is there anything a Marine won't do?
    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:31 PM (vV/gB)
    ---

    Walk past a mirror without checking his gig line.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 06:35 PM (qJtVm)

    398 330
    Ben Had @ 286- The S.C. sauce is mustard based and N.C. sauce is vinegar
    based. Being a South Carolinian, I prefer mustard based, but will
    certainly eat either one. A top hog, say 180-225 lbs live weight will
    yield say 75-120 lbs of bbq. Your pit ready hog is scraped clean of
    hair, split from necktie to tail and butterflied, or, spatchcocked for
    us morons. No head nor feets. My sister in S.C. just may give me her
    recipe for sauce and hash. A whole hog is not a requirement and a
    smaller amount can be cooked, but would require a slightly smaller
    amount of drinking.


    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 06:04 PM (zLDYs)

    I like CHS BBQ sauce. it is made locally over in Florence. I think it is vinegar based. Not sure.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 06:35 PM (mpXpK)

    399 Belay that. That's Hollandaise.

    Don't get saucy.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2018 06:35 PM (oVJmc)

    400 Well done fen.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:36 PM (ks6bw)

    401 Aw crap. FLOTUS b-day is not til the 26th of April.

    Posted by: t-dubya-d at April 15, 2018 06:36 PM (RZWC0)

    402 Cooked up the ramen, scrambled an egg, and put it in a bowl with some of the chicken and shrimp.
    ----------------
    WitchDokter, just stir the egg into the ramen when hot. It will cook instantly like egg drop soup. Or drop it in and poach it. No need to mess up another pan when ramen is on the menu.

    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:36 PM (vV/gB)

    403 Ryan endorses

    Kevin McCarthy and Wings for Speaker.

    which is nice.

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:37 PM (2wOtx)

    404 Oh Fen, that's great!

    Posted by: Abby at April 15, 2018 06:38 PM (5PH2B)

    405 A friend's mom made peanut butter and honey sandwiches for us when I was about 10 years old. It was such a taste sensation to me that I considered asking her to adopt me. Instead I went home and asked my mom to buy honey along with the PB.

    Peanut butter MUST be crunchy though.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 06:38 PM (H80UQ)

    406 The S.C. sauce is mustard based and N.C. sauce is vinegar
    based.
    ---------------------
    Easter NC has mustard based, while Western NC has vinegar base. I like both, but the Western BBQ is best. OTH, Eastern NC coleslaw is to die for.

    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:38 PM (vV/gB)

    407 And in case anyone was wondering why I am posting about Satan's snot in a food thread, someone- Anna Puma charged us-by way of AtC or someone lse to do a poem or story or limerick about this. So I'm not as gross as you think I am. This brilliant idea did not originally come from me. :^)

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 15, 2018 06:38 PM (tpDAe)

    408 Yeah, I'm going out into the wilderness carrying honey ... maybe I can catch a bear that way! No thanks! A can of spam, or tuna, should be repelling enough for anything but the most demented bear.

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:39 PM (PEcU2)

    409 ot of hunters in these parts make peanut butter and honey sandwiches using flat bread. They say they last for days and days.
    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April




    makes sense since honey and peanut butter "never" go bad.



    would rather have a bag full of apple fritters.

    Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2018 06:40 PM (MTjB1)

    410 I have peanut butter and honey, but no bread. Sigh. Guess I'll just have to do without the bread.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 06:40 PM (Vz8kB)

    411 If I see as much as an open container of Chlorox Wipes in you country, Imma send you a Tomahawk enema!

    Posted by: Neocon Don at April 15, 2018 06:40 PM (rdl6o)

    412 389 When we were in Phoenix this winter, Walmart had pigs heads in the fresh meat section. I guess it's a thing at Christmas.
    Posted by: Abby at April 15, 2018 06:32 PM (5PH2B)
    -------------------------------
    The boar's head as I understand
    Is the rarest dish in all this land
    And thus bedecked with a gay garland
    Let us servire cantico. (serve with a song)

    Caput apri defero (I bring a boars head)
    Reddens laudes Domino. (Giving praise to the Lord.)

    Posted by: Boar's Head Carol!!!! at April 15, 2018 06:41 PM (0jtPF)

    413 The Great White Scotsman @ 310- VA?
    I am retired Navy and Mrs E's only insurance is Tricare with a small co-pay, which is accepted in our local area here in ETEX. So far.

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 06:41 PM (zLDYs)

    414 There are many things to dislike Asheville, NC for, but the Twelve Bones BBQ restaurants are not on that list.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:41 PM (ks6bw)

    415
    I am left with the opinion that it takes real work and dedication to starve in this country.

    Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 15, 2018 06:34 PM


    I can't really speak too much of my association, but I know of people with six, seven, and eight figure net worths who are fed for less then five dollars worth of food a day. And like it. A lot.

    We have a real divide in this country.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 06:41 PM (LOgQ4)

    416 I just checked the label on my CHS sauce. It has mustard and vinegar, so both.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 06:42 PM (mpXpK)

    417 Martini time......stirred not shaken.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 15, 2018 06:42 PM (EoRCO)

    418 403 Kevin McCarthy and Wings for Speaker.

    which is nice.


    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:37 PM (2wOtx)


    not good, McCarthy is a big time DIABLO.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 06:43 PM (mpXpK)

    419 I took a picture of the pigs head and sent it to my kids asking if this was going to be on their table. I got a resounding no.

    Posted by: Abby at April 15, 2018 06:44 PM (5PH2B)

    420 R. Lee Ermey (Gunny) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia

    Posted by: GrandMa Bell at April 15, 2018 06:45 PM (losIw)

    421 420
    R. Lee Ermey (Gunny) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia

    Posted by: GrandMa Bell at April 15, 2018 06:45 PM (losIw)

    Damn; that too bad. I liked him.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 06:46 PM (mpXpK)

    422 Steve and Cold Bear, the head goes in the hash in South Carolina.

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 06:46 PM (zLDYs)

    423 420 - Thats very sad to hear.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:46 PM (aC6Sd)

    424 >>>Breitbart has a story on a tarantula burger. Somebody send that to ATC.


    LOL. The owner's last name is "Gross". Insects and arachnids are unholy vermin. I think I'd die before consuming one. I had escargot once and froglegs once. That's about as far as I will go.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 06:47 PM (/qEW2)

    425 For anyone who needs a quick and decent southern style vinegar based BBQ sauce, mix a half cup of vinegar with a quarter cup of store bought BBQ sauce like kc masterpiece, a half tablespoon of red pepper flakes, and a quarter teaspoon of red pepper.

    I make it by eye, but I'd guess that's about right.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:47 PM (ks6bw)

    426 After the cookie dough saga, I'm spent.

    Posted by: Fritz at April 15, 2018 06:47 PM (bJ0w+)

    427 R. Lee Ermey (Gunny) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia

    Posted by: GrandMa Bell at April 15, 2018 06:45 PM


    Probably because of 'Skip', who said it was going to hit 60 degrees today in the Philly area today.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 06:47 PM (LOgQ4)

    428 420 R. Lee Ermey (Gunny) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia
    Posted by: GrandMa Bell at April 15, 2018 06:45 PM (losIw)
    ----------------------------
    Sad news. He wan't all that old either.
    Looked it up ----- only 74.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 06:48 PM (0jtPF)

    429 R. Lee Ermey (Gunny) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia
    ...


    Guarding the Pearly Gates.


    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:48 PM (2wOtx)

    430 I mentioned this in a thread last week but I'm repeating it because it's the easiest thing ever: To cook a perfect medium rare eye of round roast, let the meat come to room temperature (takes about an hour). Preheat the oven to 500. Salt and pepper the roast. I put canola oil on it, but Jane D'oh told me that's not necessary. Cook at 500 for 5 minutes for every pound Mine was 2.5 lb. roast and I cooked it at 500 for 13 minutes. Then turn off the oven and let the roast sit in there for 2 hours. Do not open the oven door during that time. Then enjoy. It's so easy a moron (and not the good kind) could make it.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 06:48 PM (H80UQ)

    431 recc1c4- Thanks.

    Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2018 06:24 PM (/dpqN)
    ---
    great...

    naow i have to scroll back up and try to figure out what i'm being thanked for...

    this calls for a drink, i think.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:48 PM (kLwt5)

    432 On the days when the food thread shows "real" food it is easier to believe in starvation. Seeing lettuce makes it harder to associate, or maybe empathize is the right word. bah! Show us pictures of stuff that is sizzling!!

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:48 PM (PEcU2)

    433 RIP Gunny. Semper Fi

    Posted by: Abby at April 15, 2018 06:49 PM (5PH2B)

    434
    Easter NC has mustard based, while Western NC has vinegar base. I like both, but the Western BBQ is best.
    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:38 PM (vV/gB)

    Sorry Puddin. Got that exactly backwards. Elsewhere I would be offended.

    Posted by: Golfman - still with no apostrophes at April 15, 2018 06:49 PM (48QDY)

    435 People are terrified of mass shootings and shark attacks, and don't think much at all about the flu.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:49 PM (ks6bw)

    436 R. Lee Ermey (Gunny) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia
    Posted by: GrandMa Bell at April 15, 2018 06:45 PM (losIw)
    ----------------------------
    Sad news. He wan't all that old either.
    Looked it up ----- only 74.
    Posted by: Margarita DeVille


    Not seeing it reported anywhere.

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2018 06:49 PM (tu/2g)

    437 434
    Easter NC has mustard based, while Western NC has vinegar base. I like both, but the Western BBQ is best.
    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:38 PM (vV/gB)

    Sorry Puddin. Got that exactly backwards. Elsewhere I would be offended.
    -------------
    No I don't.

    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:50 PM (vV/gB)

    438 436 Not seeing it reported anywhere.

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2018 06:49 PM (tu/2g)

    Not on his web site either.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 06:50 PM (mpXpK)

    439 The hog head should be turned into fresh tamales just as Jesus commanded.

    Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 15, 2018 06:51 PM (AaZnB)

    440 430---Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 06:48 PM (H80UQ)
    -------------------
    Ooooh. Thanks for the reminder!

    Just put eye of round on my grocery list.
    I'm dying to try that method.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 06:51 PM (0jtPF)

    441 Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:

    It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee
    Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of
    pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

    Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:51 PM (2wOtx)

    442 https://twitter.com/RLeeErmey

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:51 PM (2wOtx)

    443 i wonder if Gunny was on some sort of immunosuppressant?

    that's what got Glenn Frye: he was taking them for his rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia got him in his mid-60s.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:52 PM (kLwt5)

    444 g'early evenin', 'rons

    Posted by: AltonJackson at April 15, 2018 06:52 PM (KCxzN)

    445 redc14 @ 357- Perfect pit and cooking directions. I'm sure Ben Had took notes as well. This is pretty much the we we cooked them in South Carolina too.

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 06:52 PM (zLDYs)

    446 https://mobile.twitter.com/RLeeErmey?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:52 PM (aC6Sd)

    447 Posted by: t-dubya-d at April 15, 2018 06:36 PM (RZWC0)

    Happy birthday anyway!

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 06:52 PM (H80UQ)

    448 Thanks Donna. Wasn't some moron asking about this a month or two ago?

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 06:52 PM (ks6bw)

    449 Satan's snot? Isn't that another name for okra?

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 06:53 PM (H80UQ)

    450 No I don't.
    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:50 PM (vV/gB)

    Bless your heart.

    Posted by: Golfman - still with no apostrophes at April 15, 2018 06:53 PM (48QDY)

    451 Loved his show and every movie roll he was in, RIP Lee, you earned it.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:53 PM (aC6Sd)

    452 439
    The hog head should be turned into fresh tamales just as Jesus commanded.
    ...

    Yea , verily, even unto chicharonnes.

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:53 PM (2wOtx)

    453 I have her email address, but I'd also like to live.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 06:32 PM (Vz8kB)
    ---
    there's always her Twitter feed.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:54 PM (kLwt5)

    454 R. Lee Ermey (Gunny) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia

    Posted by: GrandMa Bell at April 15, 2018 06:45 PM (losIw)


    RIP Gunny.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 15, 2018 06:54 PM (SiINZ)

    455 I am seeing some hits that are saying reports of R. Lee Ermey's death are a hoax.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 06:54 PM (mpXpK)

    456 450 No I don't.
    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:50 PM (vV/gB)

    Bless your heart.
    -------------
    Golfman, Lexington is in the west. Kinston is in the east.

    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:55 PM (vV/gB)

    457 Thanks Tanner. RIP Gunny.

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2018 06:55 PM (tu/2g)

    458 The Reverend Horton Heat, "It's Martini Time":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YSqw2Zna8U

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 06:55 PM (qJtVm)

    459 Grump 938, I actually broke bread with Maurice Bessinger many times. Very cool guy.

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 06:56 PM (zLDYs)

    460 We could save a fortune in this country every year, if every appliance had a detector that knew when we had passed out, or gone to sleep, so that they could just turn off and stop wasting energy. It would be so much easier to listen to audio books if I didn't have to keep rewinding, but more importantly, I could save a small fortune on burned food every year.

    Posted by: goon at April 15, 2018 06:56 PM (PEcU2)

    461 JTB - thx for heads up, the recalled salmonella tainted eggs came from Rose Acres Farms in S.C. sold mostly at Walmart. Eggs were distributed in CO, FL, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VA, WVA, and of course S.C.
    So, one good tip certainly deserves another, Pinot Noir being my fav, I tried many labels over the years, IMHO best medium priced PNoir nowadays is Mark West.

    Posted by: BebeDahl at April 15, 2018 06:57 PM (yNyJy)

    462 455
    I am seeing some hits that are saying reports of R. Lee Ermey's death are a hoax.


    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 06:54 PM (mpXpK)
    In that case, I'll hold off with the RIP.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 06:57 PM (H80UQ)

    463 I am seeing some hits that are saying reports of R. Lee Ermey's death are a hoax.
    Posted by: Vic


    Then he'd better fire his manager.

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2018 06:57 PM (tu/2g)

    464 Check the link I put in above at 446

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:57 PM (aC6Sd)

    465
    more:

    Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:

    It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee
    Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of
    pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. It is a terrible loss
    that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much to so many people.
    And, it is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things
    this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and
    women in uniform. He has also contributed many iconic and indelible
    characters on film that will live on forever. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
    of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man. The real R. Lee
    Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. He was generous to
    everyone around him. And, he especially cared deeply for others in need.

    There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket. It's actually the
    Riflemen's Creed. "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this
    one is mine."
    There are many Gunny's, but this one was OURS. And,
    we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your
    men and women in uniform. That's what he wanted most of all.
    Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:57 PM (2wOtx)

    466 Guarding the Pearly Gates.
    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:48 PM (2wOtx)


    The recruiter never tells you that you have to stand post in Heaven too.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 06:57 PM (y87Qq)

    467 The Reverend Horton Heat, "It's Martini Time":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YSqw2Zna8U
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 06:55 PM (qJtVm)

    Nice!!!!....Thanks She-Wolf!

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 15, 2018 06:58 PM (EoRCO)

    468 Aw, just read about R. Lee Ermey. I loved his show "Mail Call" on the History Channel.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 06:58 PM (qJtVm)

    469 449 Satan's snot? Isn't that another name for okra?
    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 06:53 PM (H80UQ)
    ------------------------
    Why, yes. Yes, it is.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 06:58 PM (0jtPF)

    470 The Twitter feed is saying its only minutes old so news isn't out there yet.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 06:58 PM (aC6Sd)

    471 Buc-ee's Beaver Nuggets are legal crack.

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2018 06:59 PM (tu/2g)

    472 i wonder if Gunny was on some sort of immunosuppressant?

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 06:52 PM


    That's something that disturbs me about the reports of lettuce/e-coli issues. Our 'media' never reports if the people so afflicted have health issues in the first place.

    That's kind of an important distinction. Most people should be able to ingest some limited amount of e-coli without going into kidney failure. It's everywhere. I don't have to walk five feet.

    People with 'compromised' immune systems? Tell me. Not that I don't care. But it's a different issue.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 06:59 PM (LOgQ4)

    473 The recruiter never tells you that you have to stand post in Heaven too.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 06:57 PM (y87Qq)
    ---
    i was Cav, so stop by and have a beer with me at Fiddler's Green, before you travel on...

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 07:00 PM (kLwt5)

    474 I only use farm/yard eggs from local people. I haven't done a store bought egg in many years.

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 07:02 PM (kufk0)

    475 I was so disappointed when R Lee Ermey disclosed he had voted for Obama. Nobody's perfect. He was a good man. Rest In Peace .

    Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 15, 2018 07:03 PM (2DOZq)

    476 Conservative voters: Now LET ME SEE YOUR WAR FACE!!

    ¡Jeb!: **poops pants**

    Conservative voters: YOU CALL THAT A WAR FACE??

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 07:03 PM (/qEW2)

    477 People with 'compromised' immune systems? Tell ume. Not that I don't care. But it's a different issue.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 06:59 PM (LOgQ4)

    -

    I'm fairly certain we can't discuss anything that might present AIDS in any light other than a positive, socially aware, survivable benefit to society.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 07:03 PM (ks6bw)

    478 https://1cda.org/history/fiddler-s-green/

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 07:03 PM (kLwt5)

    479 Could someone please tell what the heck is up with
    oatmeal raisin cookies? Why on earth would anyone want a cookie with
    RAISINS in it?


    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 15, 2018 04:01 PM (XKZwp)

    The raisins are there to displace the rancid coconut shreds.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2018 07:04 PM (vUFR0)

    480 Eris, his video of "Let Me Teach You How to Eat" always makes me think of Jello . . . for some reasons.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 07:04 PM (2K6fY)

    481 I was so disappointed when R Lee Ermey disclosed he had voted for Obama. Nobody's perfect. He was a good man. Rest In Peace .

    Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 15, 2018 07:03 PM (2DOZq)



    I couldn't believe he did especially since I heard his 2010 attack on Barry saying he was destroying the country and turning it to socialism.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 15, 2018 07:06 PM (SiINZ)

    482 I've been involved in food prep of some sort since noon today. I'm spent. I made baked oatmeal, breakfast pizza, crack slaw, and Thai stir-fry. I also made an oriental chicken salad and put a couple in the fridge for lunch. Next week should be easy. I have a couple of recipes I am going to try out. I've never made pancit before. That's one for experimentation.

    Posted by: no good deed at April 15, 2018 07:07 PM (eIQHF)

    483 Almond Milk - I don't trust it.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 15, 2018 04:14 PM (MVjcR)

    I think one has to be ghey to drink nut milk.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2018 07:07 PM (vUFR0)

    484 I was so disappointed when R Lee Ermey disclosed he had voted for Obama. Nobody's perfect. He was a good man. Rest In Peace .

    Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 15, 2018 07:03 PM (2DOZq)
    --------------------------
    Was that in 2008 or 2012?
    If 2008, I'd cut him some slack. A lot of people were fooled by Barky's 'moderate' act.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:09 PM (0jtPF)

    485 Pfffft, some Russian peleontologists dug up woolly mammoth and ate mammoth steaks.



    Talk about going Paleo!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:15 PM (qJtVm)

    Easier to eat it than hold a funeral. That would have been a mammoth undertaking.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2018 07:09 PM (vUFR0)

    486 've never made pancit before. That's one for experimentation.
    Posted by: no good deed at April 15, 2018 07:07 PM (eIQHF)


    I've had it but never made it. I know there are some morons around who are pretty familiar with Pinoy food who might have some tips for you.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 07:09 PM (y87Qq)

    487 Why on earth would anyone want a cookie with

    RAISINS in it?
    ...



    We used to DREAM of raisins. Mum made cookies with cockroaches and sawdust.


    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 07:09 PM (2wOtx)

    488 People with 'compromised' immune systems? Tell me. Not that I don't care. But it's a different issue.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 06:59 PM (LOgQ4)
    ---
    lots of ways to get compromised besides AIDS. e.coli is hard on the very young and the elderly, because of their weaker immune systems, and kidney issues are often secondary to getting dehydrated from nausea and/or diarrhea.

    chemo/radiation therapy is another, as are ant-rejection drugs post transplant.

    my partially compromised system is secondary to 3 anaphylactic reactions to cephalosporin antibiotics, triggered by years of low grade exposure to them in the laminar flow hood making them for other people.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 07:09 PM (kLwt5)

    489 I couldn't believe he did especially since I heard his 2010 attack on Barry saying he was destroying the country and turning it to socialism.
    Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 15, 2018 07:06 PM (SiINZ)

    Perhaps his disdain for McCain overpowered his critical thinking.

    Posted by: golfman at April 15, 2018 07:10 PM (48QDY)

    490 --
    lots of ways to get compromised besides AIDS.

    -

    Oh, absolutely. But even low information voters know what aids does.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 07:11 PM (ks6bw)

    491 Reverend Horton Heat has the sound I always wanted Iggy Pop to achieve.

    *sigh*

    Wasted childhood.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 15, 2018 07:11 PM (2K6fY)

    492 how do you know if your immune system is compromised?

    When you get sick a lot?

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 07:11 PM (2wOtx)

    493 RIP and God Speed, Gy.Sgt Emery.

    "Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?"
    Sgt.Ma. Daniel Daly

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 15, 2018 07:11 PM (EoRCO)

    494 Pfffft, some Russian peleontologists dug up woolly mammoth and ate mammoth steaks.


    Talk about going Paleo!


    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:15 PM (qJtVm)
    ---
    but once you go Paolo, nothing else will satisfy you.

    Posted by: Paolo at April 15, 2018 07:12 PM (kLwt5)

    495 I'm fairly certain we can't discuss anything that might present AIDS in any light other than a positive, socially aware, survivable benefit to society.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 15, 2018 07:03 PM


    Doesn't have to be AIDS. Something I noticed from the Drudge links to the story is that lawyers are all over the story. Link is/was to lawyer website.

    Almost as if the lawyers are already shopping for clients. Which I'm sure is unpossible.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 07:12 PM (LOgQ4)

    496 Easier to eat it than hold a funeral. That would have been a mammoth undertaking.[/]

    You think about eating frozen mammoth and you know someone mast a done it before.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 07:12 PM (fuK7c)

    497 shit

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 07:13 PM (fuK7c)

    498 close

    Posted by: golfman at April 15, 2018 07:13 PM (48QDY)

    499 Does anybody leave jars of condiments they don't
    even like in the back of the fridge? I have some weird pickled mango
    chutney that tastes like it was pooped out of a marmoset's ass*, but to
    throw it away is wasteful.





    * I would imagine

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 04:22 PM (qJtVm)

    I just bought a jar of hot pepper mango pickle at a WalMart in Calgary. Made in India, too. It is very, very hot, but tasty. I suspect a little added to a ramen noodle dish will perk up right well.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2018 07:13 PM (vUFR0)

    500 my grandmother voted for obama, twice.

    grandma was one of the best and nicest people ever.

    my assumption was that she was in the klan in her youth and voted that way to atone for lynching people.

    no other logical reason.

    Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2018 07:14 PM (MTjB1)

    501 dammit

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2018 07:14 PM (fuK7c)

    502 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:09 PM (0jtPF)

    2008. He did come to realize he made a mistake. Again, rest in peace Marine.

    Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 15, 2018 07:14 PM (2DOZq)

    503 Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 06:57 PM (2wOtx)


    That statement is posted on the Gunny's Facebook page which leads me to believe it is not a hoax.

    Posted by: Bill R. at April 15, 2018 07:15 PM (IuYIh)

    504 Ewwww.
    Son just made himself a liverwurst sandwich.
    Ewwww.
    Blech.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:15 PM (0jtPF)

    505 Satan's snot? Isn't that another name for okra?
    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 06:53 PM (H80UQ)



    This is an excellent point. Okra is not disgustingly sweet like raisins, but it has a slimy texture to it. I once ate a jar of pickled okra, but not again.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 07:16 PM (/qEW2)

    506 I can't believe there are people complaining about raisins, of all things, when Braunschweiger is actually allowed to be bought and sold over the counter in this country.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:18 PM (0jtPF)

    507 Liverwurst sandwiches are good. But it is best enjoyed by poking a hole into the sausage casing and squeezing the insides into your mouth.


    mm mm

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 07:18 PM (2wOtx)

    508 The recipe I'm using for the pancit calls for dark soy sauce, which I couldn't find at the store. So, I am ordering it. In the Amazon, those who ordered this product may like this section, there is an ad for "Shit the Bed Hot Sauce." I think I will steer clear of that one.

    Posted by: no good deed at April 15, 2018 07:19 PM (eIQHF)

    509 Golfman, Lexington is in the west. Kinston is in the east.
    Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2018 06:55 PM (vV/gB)

    No ketchup in my BBQ sauce. Both may have vinegar but Eastern is vinegar and pepper flakes. I've lived in NC east of US 1 for 50 of my 57 years.

    I don't do .45 vs. 9mm.
    I don't do archery.
    Jeannie > maryanne and ginger.
    But I do know my NC BBQ.

    An internet search is your friend, on this.

    https://www.ourstate.com/nc-barbecue-styles/

    Posted by: golfman at April 15, 2018 07:19 PM (48QDY)

    510 OK Fox is carrying it now:


    http://tinyurl.com/ybaa2ghy

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 07:19 PM (mpXpK)

    511 Fried okra is good. I don't know if I'd sit down to a plate of it, but it's one of those sides like fried mushrooms that you just get at a fish fry or whatever.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 07:19 PM (y87Qq)

    512 AWWW FUCK R. Lee Armey Passed away
    +++++
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Lee_Ermey
    ------
    Complications from Pneumonia

    Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 15, 2018 07:19 PM (y3aQB)

    513 Okra is not disgustingly sweet like raisins, but it has a slimy texture to it. I once ate a jar of pickled okra, but not again.
    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 07:16 PM (/qEW2)

    Why THEY fry it.

    Posted by: golfman at April 15, 2018 07:20 PM (48QDY)

    514 506 I can't believe there are people complaining about raisins, of all things, when Braunschweiger is actually allowed to be bought and sold over the counter in this country.
    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:18 PM (0jtPF)
    ---
    Liverwurst/Braunschweiger on black bread with bacon and a touch of grainy mustard is fantastic.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 07:20 PM (qJtVm)

    515 I thought mustard bbq sauce was all the fault of those South Carolina folks

    Posted by: NCKate at April 15, 2018 07:20 PM (gLGOa)

    516 512 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Lee_Ermey

    ------

    Complications from Pneumonia

    Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 15, 2018 07:19 PM (y3aQB)

    Wiki must have just added that because it was there a few minutes ago when I checked it.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 07:20 PM (mpXpK)

    517 507 Liverwurst sandwiches are good. But it is best enjoyed by poking a hole into the sausage casing and squeezing the insides into your mouth.
    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 07:18 PM (2wOtx)
    ------------------------
    OMG.

    OMG.

    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:21 PM (0jtPF)

    518 some guy was walking past our building, disassembling a small telescope and tossing the components into different trash bins.

    Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2018 07:21 PM (MTjB1)

    519 lots of ways to get compromised besides AIDS. e.coli is hard on the very young and the elderly, because of their weaker immune systems, and kidney issues are often secondary to getting dehydrated from nausea and/or diarrhea.

    chemo/radiation therapy is another, as are ant-rejection drugs post transplant.

    my partially compromised system is secondary to 3 anaphylactic reactions to cephalosporin antibiotics, triggered by years of low grade exposure to them in the laminar flow hood making them for other people.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2018 07:09 PM


    I understood almost everything you said. Why can't the media present information with a disclaimer that "Most people who are not immuno-compromised should not have an issue?"

    When I see numbers this low I get suspicious. This hardly seems like some single solitary Mexican peed on some lettuce grove and a handful of people in a handful of different states got ill.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 15, 2018 07:21 PM (LOgQ4)

    520
    The recipe I'm using for the pancit calls for dark soy sauce, which I
    couldn't find at the store. So, I am ordering it. In the Amazon, those
    who ordered this product may like this section, there is an ad for "Shit
    the Bed Hot Sauce." I think I will steer clear of that one.

    Posted by: no good deed at April 15, 2018 07:19 PM (eIQHF)


    Any Asian store near you will have dark soy sauce.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 07:21 PM (Vz8kB)

    521


    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:15 PM (0jtPF)

    There are a lot of foods that I hated as a child that I like now, like beets and Brussels sprouts. Liverwurst is the opposite - I liked it as a kid, didn't eat it for ages and then bought some 10 years ago. I was looking forward to a nice liverwurst and onion sandwich on rye. I tossed it away after 2 bites.
    I also can't stand cotton candy anymore. My childhood hatred of calves' liver and lima beans remains.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 07:21 PM (H80UQ)

    522 506 liverwurst, mayo,mustard, sliver of onion on Polish rye; YUM!

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 07:22 PM (DAdSz)

    523 Liverwurst, onions, sharp cheddar, and mustard. Shiner bock. Nothing better. Nothing.

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 07:22 PM (zLDYs)

    524 I thought mustard bbq sauce was all the fault of those South Carolina folks
    Posted by: NCKate at April 15, 2018 07:20 PM (gLGOa)

    That, too. I rather have non-fried okra.

    Lived in Charleston for a year. First stop coming home, if they were open, was The Bar-B-Q Hut.

    Posted by: golfman at April 15, 2018 07:22 PM (48QDY)

    525 http://bit.ly/2EPxmtI
    +++++++
    BREAKING: Loretta Lynch Releases Statement Slamming Comey Before Interview | Daily Wire
    ++++
    Circluar firing squad for what a % of people here thinks nothing will happen

    Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 15, 2018 07:22 PM (y3aQB)

    526 Liverwurst, onions, sharp cheddar, and mustard. Shiner bock. Nothing better. Nothing.
    Posted by: Eromero at April




    well you would eat the cap off a pill bottle.

    Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2018 07:23 PM (MTjB1)

    527 I thought all Soy Sauce was dark.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 07:23 PM (mpXpK)

    528 517
    507 Liverwurst sandwiches are good. But it is best enjoyed by poking a
    hole into the sausage casing and squeezing the insides into your mouth.

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 07:18 PM (2wOtx)

    Like eating a cow pie.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 07:23 PM (H80UQ)

    529 Wiki must have just added that because it was there a few minutes ago when I checked it.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 07:20 PM (mpXpK)


    You might already know this, but there is no "wiki" who adds anything, it's J. Random Internet Schmuck. Erroneous edits and hoaxes usually get reverted quickly, but literally anyone can update it so it should not be considered authoritative.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 07:23 PM (y87Qq)

    530 LOL, on the Google search page for R Lee Ermey there's a bar with "famous soldiers", picturing Lee Marvin, Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, George Washington, and Adolf Hitler.

    "One of these things is not like the other..."

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 15, 2018 07:23 PM (qJtVm)

    531 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 07:20 PM (mpXpK)
    ++++
    His manager released a statement on his Facebook page too

    Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 15, 2018 07:23 PM (y3aQB)

    532 I thought all Soy Sauce was dark.


    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 07:23 PM (mpXpK)


    Dark soy sauce is very thick.

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 07:24 PM (Vz8kB)

    533 When I first looked up R Lee that Twitter account was the only thing listing a death, now its on lots of reports.

    Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2018 07:24 PM (aC6Sd)

    534 Like eating a cow pie.
    ...

    We used to DREAM of cow pies.

    Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 15, 2018 07:24 PM (2wOtx)

    535 529 You might already know this, but there is no "wiki"
    who adds anything, it's J. Random Internet Schmuck. Erroneous edits and
    hoaxes usually get reverted quickly, but literally anyone can update it
    so it should not be considered authoritative.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 07:23 PM (y87Qq)

    It is usually pretty good for non-political stuff. But anything having any political ramifications is always shit.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 07:25 PM (mpXpK)

    536 some guy was walking past our building, disassembling a small telescope and tossing the components into different trash bins.
    Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2018 07:21 PM (MTjB1)


    Free telescope!

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 07:25 PM (y87Qq)

    537 BREAKING: Loretta Lynch Releases Statement Slamming Comey Before Interview | Daily Wire
    ++++

    Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 15, 2018 07:22 PM (y3aQB)

    So, Comey's raciss?

    Posted by: golfman at April 15, 2018 07:25 PM (48QDY)

    538 Guns are up

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 07:26 PM (mpXpK)

    539 Free telescope!
    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 07:25 PM (y87Qq)

    Where's CAC?

    Posted by: golfman at April 15, 2018 07:26 PM (48QDY)

    540 Nood firearms.

    Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2018 07:26 PM (F5+ro)

    541 Local markets here carry more ethnic foods, there are a lot of different say sauces, fish sauces, hot sauces. It is fun to try different stuff! Stuff is not *gourmet* priced either.

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 15, 2018 07:26 PM (DAdSz)

    542 I can't believe there are people complaining about raisins, of all things, when Braunschweiger is actually allowed to be bought and sold over the counter in this country.
    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:18 PM (0jtPF)


    Heh. I've never really been a sweet tooth, but I've always liked bitterish things. Like liver or broccoli rabe. I like how liverwurst combines the fatty taste with the bitter. It's expensive, though. I love chicken livers.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 15, 2018 07:27 PM (/qEW2)

    543 Free telescope!
    Posted by: hogmartin at April




    lol. was thinking the same thing, except it has the appearance of some amateur disposing of evidence.

    Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2018 07:27 PM (MTjB1)

    544 It is usually pretty good for non-political stuff. But anything having any political ramifications is always shit.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 15, 2018 07:25 PM (mpXpK)


    Yep, that too. I'm just saying that if there were an erroneous news report, wikipedia itself is sometimes the source. I wouldn't trust it any more than any other source within the first 24-48 hours of anything.

    Posted by: hogmartin at April 15, 2018 07:27 PM (y87Qq)

    545 The gates of Heaven have a new guard. RIP Gunny.

    Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2018 07:28 PM (ANIFC)

    546 Any Asian store near you will have dark soy sauce.

    Yeah, I think I will hit the Asian market next to my kids' school. It was the one thing I needed that they didn't have at Wegmans. I was trying to avoid an extra trip. Oh well.

    Posted by: no good deed at April 15, 2018 07:29 PM (eIQHF)

    547 521---Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 07:21 PM (H80UQ)
    -------------------
    That liverwurst change is interesting! Normally it would fall into the kiddie-hate/adult-love category, like spinach or B sprouts, I would think!



    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:30 PM (0jtPF)

    548 yankeefifth, apparently you ain't never swallered a bug on a slice of watermelon, or such. A guy makes one tiny mistake with a bottle cap and gets laughed at in the ER, well, that's expected. But here, where we are all morons?

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 07:30 PM (zLDYs)

    549 yankeefifth, apparently you ain't never swallered a bug on a slice of watermelon, or such. A guy makes one tiny mistake with a bottle cap and gets laughed at in the ER, well, that's expected. But here, where we are all morons?
    Posted by: Eromero at April




    lol. you are misunderstanding my comment. was intended to laugh with you not at you.

    Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2018 07:31 PM (MTjB1)

    550 Nood gub thread

    Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2018 07:32 PM (ANIFC)

    551
    Any Asian store near you will have dark soy sauce.



    Yeah, I think I will hit the Asian market next to my kids' school.
    It was the one thing I needed that they didn't have at Wegmans. I was
    trying to avoid an extra trip. Oh well.

    Posted by: no good deed at April 15, 2018 07:29 PM (eIQHF)



    I love pancit. Hope it works well for you!

    Posted by: Vendette at April 15, 2018 07:33 PM (Vz8kB)

    552 AWWW FUCK R. Lee Armey Passed away

    Damn. I'm sure Daddy was there to welcome him with a good cigar & even better whiskey,

    Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 15, 2018 07:33 PM (x9b73)

    553 Oatmeal cookie dough with raisins...frozen, unbaked. Yum.

    Posted by: S.Lynn at April 15, 2018 07:33 PM (it+ZB)

    554 499
    Does anybody leave jars of condiments they don't

    even like in the back of the fridge? I have some weird pickled mango

    chutney that tastes like it was pooped out of a marmoset's ass*, but to

    throw it away is wasteful"

    I have a jar of Sambal Matah (Indonesian salsa) that I got at Trader Joe's. I like spicy foods, but it is insanely hot. It's not so much that I hate it as I have to use it very sparingly - like mixing maybe half a teaspoon into some Asian sauce. When I opened it I tried to eat like I eat regular salsa and it damn near blew my head off. So it's gonna take a while to get through one jar.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 07:33 PM (H80UQ)

    555 Fave salad: greens, craisins, crumbles feta, thinly sliced pear, candied walnuts (or plain), thinly sliced red onion and poppy seed dressing.

    Posted by: S.Lynn at April 15, 2018 07:35 PM (it+ZB)

    556 Thanks, Vendette. I love it too. I'll let you know if it is worth a darn.

    Posted by: no good deed at April 15, 2018 07:35 PM (eIQHF)

    557 sign in

    Posted by: andycanuck at April 15, 2018 07:36 PM (VBKy9)

    558 I am laughing, y5. At myself for doing that. Sober, I was, too.

    Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2018 07:36 PM (zLDYs)

    559 That liverwurst change is interesting! Normally it
    would fall into the kiddie-hate/adult-love category, like spinach or B
    sprouts, I would think!









    Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2018 07:30 PM (0jtPF)
    Yeah, you would think. Maybe it's because both my parents loved it and so we had it a lot when I was a kid. After not having it for 25 years, it tasted like a mud sandwich.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 15, 2018 07:37 PM (H80UQ)

    560 543 Free telescope!
    Posted by: hogmartin at April
    lol. was thinking the same thing, except it has the appearance of some amateur disposing of evidence.
    Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2018 07:27 PM (MTjB1)

    more like his boyfriend pissed him off & he's getting payback.

    Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 15, 2018 07:38 PM (x9b73)

    561 half my fridge is obscure condiments years past their best by dates....

    Posted by: lin-duh at April 15, 2018 07:53 PM (kufk0)

    562 I have 3 chainsaws. 1 Stihl, one Husqvarna and one Poulan, the Poulan
    was a cheapie I got on a whim, it sucks. Spend extra on a Stihl.
    Husqvarna is ok too but mine is old and I think they make them cheaper
    now. Go with a STIHL.

    Posted by: Minnfidel at April 15, 2018 05:35 PM (L3YlV)

    I bought a brand new Stihl, and it was good for the first year, and endlessly temperamental thereafter. And I did drain off the fuel. My go-to saw these days are the baby Homelites like the one pictured in the link. I pick 'em up for ten or twenty dollars each at flea markets and swap meets, tune them up, and they always work great, and do all the cutting I need to do. I also have a number of collector chainsaws.
    https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8spnaod

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2018 07:57 PM (vUFR0)

    563 some guy was walking past our building, disassembling a small telescope and tossing the components into different trash bins.





    Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2018 07:21 PM (MTjB1)

    Stole it, probably.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2018 08:23 PM (vUFR0)

    564 Spicy chili crisp: ordered and on the way.

    The timing is about perfect because I've been down with the flu and eating a lot of brown rice (yeah, I know, but I got a fancy rice maker and discovered I like the stuff if it's properly cooked) mixed with over-easy fried eggs and/or meat, because eggs or meat alone are somehow too direct.

    Just tonight, I had lamb chops (ok, they were goat chops), cut up into little cubes, coated with soy sauce and sesame oil, then mixed with brown rice and some preserved mushrooms in chili oil (https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7sp88g7).

    This crunchy oil will fit into this sort of eating plan very very well.

    Posted by: Splunge at April 15, 2018 08:37 PM (Vb4BV)

    565 461 ... Just got our internet connection back, so this is a late response.

    BebeDahl, Thanks for the Mark West pinot noir recommendation. I've seen it sold at local Wegmans and other stores so it will easy to find. Research time!!

    Posted by: JTB at April 15, 2018 08:53 PM (V+03K)

    566 ScogDog you can use 2x4 scraps or sticks that fall from a tree for your charcoal. I just use hardwood because I have access to it, it burns hotter and longer and I can choke off my big green egg and reuse it.

    Your paint can in the fire pit would probably work. It would be best on a bed of coals.

    Posted by: Clutch at April 15, 2018 08:59 PM (ElUIb)

    567 Thank you Maud'dib and KT for reposting that making maple syrup post. I decided I could afford the mistake if my beer not champagne taste buds didn't like the pure stuff and bought a bottle. Yummmm. I don't think I'll be able to go back to the low sugar artificial flavor stuff.

    Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 15, 2018 09:54 PM (84F5k)

    568 I have five to ten year old bottles of hoisin sauce and various other Chinese condiments in the bottom shelf of my refrigerator door because the shelf above it sticks out far enough to hide the fact that there's another shelf. And I never remember to clean those bottles out on trash day because I never see them.

    Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at April 15, 2018 09:54 PM (BOdUR)

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