Food Thread: Pizza...An After-Action Report

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Of course this means war.

And a heartfelt thanks to Bluebell, Washington Nearsider and Weasel, who arranged a great Meet-up in Arlington. it was well attended, the venue worked well, and a good time was had by all (or at least me...).

And thanks to Muad'dib, Jewells45, Ben Had, Hogmartin, and Doctor Deplorable for some really cool swag!

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For the Super Bowl festivities at Chez Dildo I made two pizzas, using about 14 ounces of dough for each one. The first one is a standard meatballs and mozzarella and ricotta with my usual raw sauce.

Speaking of sauce; I hope that nobody is cooking sauce for pizza. It's a waste of time. Just use good quality (that means: What tastes good to you) chopped or ground tomatoes with a little salt and sugar (optional) and a pinch of oregano, and basil if you are feeling frisky. Oh...maybe a grind or two of pepper or pepper flakes. Your call.

As you can see, it's a relatively thick-crusted pie, mostly because I haven't made pizza in awhile and didn't want to worry about stretching the dough too thin and making a huge mess before we sort-of-watched an amazingly boring game. The dough was nice and springy though, not tough like some thick pizzas can get. After about 3:30 on the pizza steel I put it under the broiler for another minute, just to make sure that the toppings were nice and toasty and a bit browned.

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The next one was a sort of Carbonara pizza, with prosciutto, mozzarella, some thinly-sliced shallots and a couple of eggs cracked on top. In retrospect I made a few glaring errors that will be rectified if I am allowed to make another one (it was not a crowd favorite). Next time I will use much more Parmesan, instead of the afterthought of a light sprinkle on this one, some chopped parsley, and bacon or pancetta or guanciale instead of prosciutto, which simply doesn't have the flavor pop to stand up to the egg and cheese.

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So...commenter "Jane D'oh" had an oyster roast!

That's a lot of oysters!

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And that is pecan wood, which I have never used. What's it like?

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Jane D'oh tells me that there were dolphins cavorting in the river as the sun was setting. Sounds awful.

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For those who are a bit squeamish about eating a raw oyster, this is a perfect introduction to them. You can choose oysters that are just opened and have the barest kiss of heat and smoke, or a thoroughly cooked one that has a very different flavor and texture. Jane didn't elaborate on the condiments and sides served, so you will have to use your imagination, but in my experience, anything goes. Plain, a squeeze of lemon, horseradish (my favorite), a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, cocktail sauce...whatever floats your boat!

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What the fvck?
Health Department banning CBD from all NYC restaurants
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Long-time commenter (and better cook than I am) Artisanal' ette sent this link, and I am deeply suspicious.
Swineapple
I know that pork and fruit go well together, and I am peripherally aware that there are some deeply deluded and troubled souls who put pineapple and ham on pizza, but still...this is just weird. And scary looking.
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Here's Gordon Ramsey eating progressively hotter wings and shooting the breeze about stuff. I have eaten in a few of his restaurants and as I have mentioned before, he may be a gigantic asshole, but damn, he knows how to cook and run a business, and that is a rare thing indeed.
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I think slow cookers are a marketing manager's dream. It's a Dutch Oven, only not as good and it won't last forever! before you start sending me nasty-grams, take a look at this recipe, which actually looks pretty good and does make sense if you are pressed for oven space. Cinnamon Rolls You Can Make in a Slow Cooker
Slow cooker, fast cooker...whatever...I like Korean food, and kimchi and beef go really well together, so this is a nice recipe regardless of how you will be cooking it. Although I have noticed that a fair number of slow cooker recipes require sauteing or high-temperature inserts, so really, what they are saying is: "If you are too cheap to buy a multi-cooker, you're stuck doing as many dishes and as many steps as the regular folk." Slow-Cooker Korean Beef and Kimchi Stew
[Hat Tip: artisanal 'ette]
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I love this kind of food for a few reasons. This style is usually quite intensely flavored (not necessarily spicy...just lots of stuff going on) and the texture fun because of the many different ingredients...which makes it a huge pain in the ass to make which is why I don't usually make it.
Chinese Noodles with Chilies and Scallions
But I would very much like a plate of that right now, so would somebody please do the honors?
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[Hat Tip: ibguy]

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Food and cooking tips, triple-cream cheeses, young wild pigs, Venison Steak and Eggs (Swiped from Garrett), thick and fluffy pita and good tomatoes that aren't square, pale pink and covered with Mestizo E.coli: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit.

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1 Chpw time

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 03:57 PM (/rm4P)

2 Going to have meatloaf tonight. Makes darn good sandwiches.

Posted by: HH at February 10, 2019 03:57 PM (mIJBI)

3 Nomnomnom

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 10, 2019 03:57 PM (PkVlr)

4 Corgis dutifully called

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 03:58 PM (/rm4P)

5 I like pie.

Posted by: fluffy at February 10, 2019 03:58 PM (dCRRg)

6 Chow not chpt,
Type, read, post.

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 03:59 PM (/rm4P)

7
To hell with the oysters; roast the damn dolphins!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 10, 2019 04:00 PM (/9p9e)

8 Aww CBD.. you can visit me anytime and I will make sure you are not banned at any restaurant we may decide to go to. I love rubbing you on my foot btw.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 04:01 PM (dUJdY)

9 CBD your first pizza looks good.

Guess i am making a cheese steak, have fresh thin sliced rib eye, sauce and provolone

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 04:01 PM (/rm4P)

10 I like my crock pot but they do have a limited lifespan. I'll probably have to replace mine soon. It's 8-10 years old. I've had it a while. Still, I like them.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 10, 2019 04:01 PM (6h8yS)

11 I see that our host has joined Red Sox Nation.

I hate that phrasing, BTW.

Posted by: fluffy at February 10, 2019 04:01 PM (dCRRg)

12 My, my, is that what passes for pizza in NYC ? What a shame....

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 04:01 PM (bUjCl)

13 CBD:

That last pizza has Arabic writing on it that translates as "Allah is a fag and his shit's all retarded."

Expect a fatwa in 5-4-3-2...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM (/9p9e)

14
For those who are a bit squeamish about eating a raw oyster, this is a perfect introduction to them.

Can't eat mussels. Wish I could, but I've gotten sick the last few times I tried. Her Majesty can eat two dozen chargrilled oysters at a sitting.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM (LsBY9)

15
What is with the Arabic writing at the bottom of pizza #2? Is that an insult to Islum?

Posted by: Islam, Inc. at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM (jYje5)

16 Jewels,

That sounds sort of kinky.


Posted by: nurse ratched at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM (PkVlr)

17 CBD's name badge, along with everyone else's yesterday and the badges from NoVaMoMee #3, were made by the incomparable Maud'dib.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM (9/vGE)

18 15 What is with the Arabic writing at the bottom of pizza #2? Is that an insult to Islum?
Posted by: Islam, Inc. at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM (jYje5)


See me at 13.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM (/9p9e)

19 In Moby Dick its mentioned eating dolphins as well as its possible to get some oil out of them same as whales.

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM (/rm4P)

20 That last pizza has Arabic writing on it that translates as "Allah is a fag and shit's all retarded."




seriously ???

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 04:03 PM (bUjCl)

21 I just had pizza with anchovies. Food of the gods. The Gods.

CBD, it was a pleasure meeting you at the MoMee. And I apologize for the inelegant way I framed "You're not at all as I imagined you to be!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:03 PM (kQs4Y)

22 Pork Stew in the crockpot smelling up the joint.

Pork tenderloins, sweet taters, onions, carrots and peas all in a nice chicken broth.

Now all I need is a martini at 5 and it's off to the races.

One olive please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 10, 2019 04:04 PM (Z+IKu)

23 Depends if CBD has a foot fetish nurse ratched.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 04:04 PM (dUJdY)

24
Can't eat mussels. Wish I could, but I've gotten sick the last few times I tried. Her Majesty can eat two dozen chargrilled oysters at a sitting.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM


Mussels are waterline stuff, while clams and oysters are well underwater. You ever spend any time on a boat and see the shit floating at the waterline you'd never consider a mussel again.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 10, 2019 04:04 PM (jYje5)

25 The town I grew up in was a pecan grove at one time. Most of the houses had one or two pecan trees in the yards. Any time a limb fell or someone had a tree cut down, there was never a need to have it hauled off. People would come knock on the door to see if they could take it off your hands. My dad used pecan wood almost exclusively for smoking meats. It is a milder flavor than mesquite.

Posted by: no good deed at February 10, 2019 04:04 PM (uTY3H)

26 15 my guess its CBD's signature in elvish

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 04:04 PM (/rm4P)

27 CBD, it was a pleasure meeting you at the MoMee.
And I apologize for the inelegant way I framed "You're not at all as I
imagined you to be!"





Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:03 PM (kQs4Y)


Honey, at the last one I shushed a group of 3 guys were were talking when MWR was giving a dramatic reading of one of her rants. One of the guys was Ace.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:04 PM (9/vGE)

28 Skip--

I rise in praise of meatloaf. My mom made it when I was a kid but it never connected. I now understand that was because (1) it was underseasoned and (2) didn't have a mixture of beef and pork. After years of extreme foodie-ism, I've rediscovered it.

I now have two loaves in the oven--one to eat and one to freeze. Based on Paula Deen's recipe, my tweaks are almost-browned onions and Rotel tomatoes.

And, yes, it makes awesome sandwiches.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at February 10, 2019 04:04 PM (S+f+m)

29 14
For those who are a bit squeamish about eating a raw oyster, this is a perfect introduction to them.

Can't eat mussels. Wish I could, but I've gotten sick the last few times I tried. Her Majesty can eat two dozen chargrilled oysters at a sitting.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM (LsBY9)


Drago's Seafood in N'awlins. Beyond delicious.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 10, 2019 04:05 PM (/9p9e)

30 Glaring error on the second pizza? You mean like where it's a bit on the blackened side?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 10, 2019 04:05 PM (WEBkv)

31 Meatballs, Ricotta and Spinach is a good pie.

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 04:05 PM (zdozD)

32 I tied eating a raw oyster one time. Had to spit it out as I was about to throw up. Never went back.

Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 04:05 PM (mpXpK)

33 Posted by: Newest Nic at February 10, 2019 04:04 PM (jYje5)



maybe where you live, buddy

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 04:06 PM (bUjCl)

34 That second pizza...sad!

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 04:06 PM (zdozD)

35
See me at 13.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 10, 2019 04:02 PM


You beat me by a bit. But that was the first thing I thought. Damn that looks odd. But familiar.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 10, 2019 04:06 PM (jYje5)

36 Had a local place that did cooked oysters. They were a treat.

Was the only real high end restaurant in the area and, sadly, it went out of business.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 10, 2019 04:06 PM (WEBkv)

37 Swineapple?


But, you know, ...... maybe......

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 04:06 PM (Rxduq)

38 Can't imagine why that second pizza wasn't a crowd favorite. Other than it looks like the dog's breakfast, I mean.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 10, 2019 04:07 PM (gC2IV)

39 Islamic translation: PBUH (Pizza Be Upon Him.)

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 10, 2019 04:07 PM (ZxU8C)

40
I thought Confucius wrote "The Rectification of Pizzas".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 04:07 PM (LsBY9)

41 Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:04 PM (9/vGE)

Our 'rons crave discipline.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:08 PM (kQs4Y)

42 Well, I told Salty after I met him that he wasn't what I pictured in my mind. Then he asks me what I had pictured. Um.. hell I don't know. I picture everyone in my mind in a very generic way.. ya'll look the same lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 04:08 PM (dUJdY)

43 I don't get meatballs on pizza. I mean, why ??

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 04:09 PM (bUjCl)

44 2 Going to have meatloaf tonight. Makes darn good sandwiches.
Posted by: HH at February 10, 2019 03:57 PM (mIJBI)
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We like to do our meatloaf on the pellet grill. Gives meatloaf new meaning.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 10, 2019 04:09 PM (WEBkv)

45 Yaaa! I got to see CBD's name tag in person. Nicest guy in the world and a pleasure to talk to.

Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2019 04:09 PM (bmdz3)

46 an amazingly boring game.

Defensive contests are only fun if you're a fan of one of the teams.

Posted by: DaveA at February 10, 2019 04:10 PM (FhXTo)

47 Speaking of sauce; I hope that nobody is cooking sauce for pizza. It's a waste of time. Just use good quality (that means: What tastes good to you) chopped or ground tomatoes with a little salt and sugar (optional) and a pinch of oregano, and basil if you are feeling frisky. Oh...maybe a grind or two of pepper or pepper flakes. Your call.

I made some quick sauce to put on Naan bread for a fast pizza.

I do similar to CBD, but I saute some minced garlic in olive oil first. I use canned tomatoes - always consistent, already diced, sugar, salt, and basil. I skip the oregano.

I put the red pepper flakes on top of mozzarella.

I didn't feel up to making the pizza dough, even though I have a quick machine setting and a great recipe. The little pizza was only for me because hubby was out for the evening.

Toasted the Naan, ladled some of the sauce, mozzarella, red pepper flakes, melt cheese in convection oven. Yummy.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:10 PM (OKeCc)

48 Hey guys, I bought two pounds of ground brisket/bacon mix and wondered if anyone has a meatloaf recipe that would stand up to the richer flavor of this heavenly pairing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:11 PM (kQs4Y)

49 Egads! Jagermeister is the devil's own elixir.

Posted by: Fritz at February 10, 2019 04:11 PM (wxZSX)

50 So we don't get some official, formal MoMee after-action report? Numbers, nics, notable personalities including cobs, food, incidents, etc? Just stomped gun threads, and pizza?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 10, 2019 04:12 PM (QDnY+)

51 Yaaa! I got to see CBD's name tag in person. Nicest guy in the world and a pleasure to talk to.



Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2019 04:09 PM (bmdz3)
Absolutely!

And it was a pleasure to talk to you and Mrs. JTB.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:12 PM (9/vGE)

52 What to do, what to do. It's really nasty cold today. Should I stay in all day? Should I make coffee with Bourbon Cream?

Should I gird my loins and venture forth?

The MoMee talk leaves me left out, so should I just go out?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still weirdly happy at February 10, 2019 04:13 PM (MkcN1)

53 50 So we don't get some official, formal MoMee after-action report? Numbers, nics, notable personalities including cobs, food, incidents, etc? Just stomped gun threads, and pizza?
Posted by: rhomboid at February 10, 2019 04:12 PM (QDnY+)
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Wasn't a stomped gun thread, as that was a gun thread preview.

The real gun thread will be along at its usual time. I hope.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 10, 2019 04:13 PM (WEBkv)

54 From Bill de Blattio:
Dept of Health is "Gold Standard" for this country.

GAG! Most Dept. of Health are as corrupt as de Blattio himself.

Posted by: Grannymimi at February 10, 2019 04:13 PM (u5LFV)

55 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:11 PM (kQs4Y)

Holy shit.. send me a piece if you figure out a recipe!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 04:14 PM (dUJdY)

56 I make this for holidays. I like the poppy seed best, but usually do both walnut and poppy seed.

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https://tinyurl.com/y42hgnle

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:14 PM (OKeCc)

57 I apologize for the inelegant way I framed "You're not at all as I imagined you to be!"


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:03 PM (kQs4Y)

Well, I met one of the old cobloggers recently and she was shocked that i wasn't a woman!

And it was a pleasure meeting you!

[I'm curious what you expected...]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:14 PM (wYseH)

58 We have pecan trees. They shed a lot of limbs. I burn them in the shop stove or fire pit, but don't cook with it.

When my boys were in Scouts they used to have a "Buffalo Throw" where they would get a bunch of really thick beef cuts, I don't remember what kind, and throw it directly on a coal bed of pecan wood. That was really good.

Posted by: freaked at February 10, 2019 04:15 PM (UdKB7)

59
Jagermeister is the devil's own elixir.

Nice label, though: St. Hubert's stag.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 04:15 PM (LsBY9)

60 Hey everybody.

CBD, funny you write about pizza today. I was just thinking about going out and getting one.

I got an email yesterday from Round Table, indicating every customer would get a coupon for a FREE personal pizza, "to be used on a future visit." But then I read it again today, and it looks like in order to get the coupon, I had to have come in yesterday and made a regular order, which I did not. Oh well, I might go back for a personal pizza anyway as I haven't had one from them in quite some time.

Also, question for the Horde: anyone here really like those Boboli crusts? I think they're okay, but I am personally surprised they've been on the market so long. The last time I made some home pizza with 'em it was good, but there have been times I've tried to eat those things and they were barely even edible. I guess for me the key is to undercook them a bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:15 PM (miE9U)

61 wondered if anyone has a meatloaf recipe that would stand up to the richer flavor of this heavenly pairing.

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ok, here my secret recipe



2 lbs grnd beef
2 eggs
1 envelope of beefy onion soup mix
3/4 cup pln dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup ketchup

oven @350
combine all
13X9 pan
bake 1 hour

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 04:16 PM (bUjCl)

62 ground brisket/bacon mix and wondered if anyone has a meatloaf recipe

Shape it into USB sized sticks and distribute it to the horde?

Posted by: DaveA at February 10, 2019 04:16 PM (FhXTo)

63 Shouldn't that name tag say "Mr. Dildo" out of common courtesy?

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always asks... at February 10, 2019 04:16 PM (Tyii7)

64 You mean like where it's a bit on the blackened side?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 10, 2019 04:05 PM (WEBkv)

The crust was the best part!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:17 PM (wYseH)

65 cute video


HOW TO CUT FOOD USING DENTAL FLOSS
https://tinyurl.com/y2c88vr9

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:17 PM (OKeCc)

66 My first husband's father's family was Rumanian and his granmother taught me to make the Rumanian equivalent of potica (ground walnut version). Don't think I still have the recipe, but I still have the taste memory. Sweet, but not too sweet. A very tender pastry. Great stuff.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at February 10, 2019 04:18 PM (S+f+m)

67 That second pizza...sad!

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 04:06 PM (zdozD)

It wasn't bad, it just wasn't much.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:18 PM (wYseH)

68 I'm not sure how to describe the pecan flavor, other than it's woody but not oaky or hickory like, it doesn't have a strong flavor.

Posted by: freaked at February 10, 2019 04:19 PM (UdKB7)

69 anyone here really like those Boboli crusts?

Not I.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 04:20 PM (Dhht7)

70
My Slovak grandmother sent us orechovnik (nut and Poppy seed) every Christmas and Easter.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 04:20 PM (LsBY9)

71 Big win for AAF, as new football league posts better ratings than Rockets-Thunder

Darren Rovell of the Action Network reported that, according to his sources, the AAF did a 2.1 overnight rating while a marquee NBA matchup between the league's last two MVPs did 2.0.



If there are no kneelers then please kill the NFL and Roger Goddell's bloated salary

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2019 04:20 PM (SiINZ)

72 The second pizza looks a tad underdone to me. Not fooling.

Agreed about using bacon or pancetta in stead of the prosciutto. The prozoot (sorry, southern Italian ) flavor will get lost.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 10, 2019 04:20 PM (Y4EXg)

73 As always, the MoMe was a chance to meet other wonderful members of the Horde.

Pro Tip:

Morons in a real life group are exactly like Morons on the threads.
Given half a chance to slip out of control, they break into fun, jokes and laughter.

Discussing the issues facing the world is what we do.
And we do it damn well.

But deep down inside, we are indeed exactly like a large group of Corgi Pups, just waiting to bust into fun.

One of the characteristics of Morons in general.

Well, that and pee'ing on the kitchen floor if someone yells at us.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 04:21 PM (cqNba)

74 ground brisket/bacon mix

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:11 PM (kQs4Y)

Ina Garten has a very good one. Email me at cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot comAnd I'll send it to you.


But I would make burgers out of that...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:21 PM (wYseH)

75 I've read that the way to tell a REALLY good Italian place is:

- they have a great pizza, AND a great steak.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:21 PM (miE9U)

76 50 So we don't get some official, formal MoMee after-action report?



Numbers, nics, notable personalities including cobs, food, incidents,
etc? Just stomped gun threads, and pizza?



Posted by: rhomboid at February 10, 2019 04:12 PM (QDnY+)



Lots of pizza. Mini-burgers too. CBD and Weirddave. AtC.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:21 PM (9/vGE)

77

Dessert as fine art. These really are worth a look. Very pretty, some of them.


WORLD CUP OF PASTRY: FEAST YOR EYES WITH THE PODIUM'S DISHES!
Take a look at the amazing creations awarded the first prizes of World Cup of Pastry at the sidelines of Sirah in Lyon!


https://tinyurl.com/y2la465h

I didn't even know this even existed. World Cup of Pastry.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:22 PM (OKeCc)

78 Last pizza I ate, I had some salami and linguica on it.

Yum, I need to get that combo again. So good.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:22 PM (miE9U)

79 [I'm curious what you expected...]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:14 PM (wYseH)
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For some reason, I pictured you with a 'stache. A real soup-strainer. Why? Who knows?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:23 PM (kQs4Y)

80 Quick question.

We just pulled out a single Cornish game hen for roasting in the oven, and splitting between the two of us.

Any suggestions for a simple recipe that does not involve stuffing the little guy?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 04:23 PM (cqNba)

81

Well, that and pee'ing on the kitchen floor if someone yells at us.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 04:21 PM (cqNba)


Mrs. VIA puts up with more than I knew.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:24 PM (9/vGE)

82 If I remember accurately Obama went golfing everyday during his "Executive Time" ! The Commies in the news never had a problem with that.

Posted by: El Cid Flyboy at February 10, 2019 04:24 PM (qM84C)

83 Howdy Horde!!!

Huge thanks to Weasel, Bluebell and Washington Nearsider!! The Momee was absolutely awesome, and there are some mighty fine people who write stuff on this blog. It was a pleasure getting to meet you all!!!


Pizza. I like to make my own crust, and it turns out pretty good. I don't have a wood fired oven in the backyard, although I have offered my husband tantalizing delights if he would build me one, but cranking up a gas stove to high heat does an adequate job of making a crispy crust. As for the Boboli crusts, qdpsteve, I haven't tried them in a while, although I have used storebought naan as a pizza crust in a pinch, and those are pretty good, especially the garlic naan.

Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 04:24 PM (mFoNl)

84 The crust was the best part!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:17 PM (wYseH)
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Damning with faint praise?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 10, 2019 04:24 PM (WEBkv)

85 Prosciutto, goatcheese, mozzarella (of course), and spinach pizza. for a thin crus pizza.

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 04:25 PM (bUjCl)

86 I pictured you with a 'stache.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:23 PM (kQs4Y)

I had one for awhile when I was much younger, and if I happen upon a photograph of me with it I cringe...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:25 PM (wYseH)

87 *crust

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 04:25 PM (bUjCl)

88 56---.....When Pope Francis made a quip about potica to Melania Trump, the world collectively wondered: "What the heck is that?".......
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:14 PM (OKeCc)
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Well, "the world" may have wondered but we in the US didn't because our freaking media blacks out news about Melania.

(Interesting link, BTW. I suppose in a pinch you could make that in a regular bundt pan.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 04:26 PM (Rxduq)

89 Das Kochtailmacher is one talented dude. Booze dispensed with precision!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:26 PM (kQs4Y)

90
Pizza dough is really easy to work with IF!!!!

* pause for dramatic effect *

it is really, really cold and you use a lot of flour. Then you can stretch it out between two rooms at ease.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 10, 2019 04:26 PM (jYje5)

91 As I have said here before I gave up on making my own home-made pizzas long ago. Too much trouble and mess to clean up with little gain. But I did try something new yesterday. I bought a box of deep dish mini-pizzas which I had intended to add extra pepperoni to. When I went to the freezer to get my pepperoni I found I was out. But I had to eat that pizza as is because I had already thawed it out.

Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 04:26 PM (mpXpK)

92

something for everyone


90 Food Blogs You Need To Follow in 2019
https://www.stonefryingpans.com/top-food-blogs-2016/

paleo
baking
family blogs
international cuisine

lots of goodies


on the flip side
Budget Bytes
https://www.budgetbytes.com/

A good idea.


....and some of the classics, many of us have visited at least some of these - I like the live ranking.

The 50 Best Food and Cooking Blogs
Ranked algorithmically (learn more). Updated every 24 hours.
https://detailed.com/food-blogs/


Been reading a lot of food blogs the past few days. For fun. Trying to find new stuff, see what others are up to.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:27 PM (OKeCc)

93 "Mrs. VIA puts up with more than I knew."


Hey Kiddo!!!!
( You're 29, so an old guy like me gets to call you that)

As always, great to see you again.



I really am a cross for her to bear.

But, she does it in good grace, and makes me a better person for it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 04:27 PM (cqNba)

94 The Sandinista National Liberation Front Babe Ocasio Cortez from NY said her BS Green Energy plan was a joke? Then Pelosi and the rest of the Commie Dems were stupid enough to fall for it ! DUUUUUUUUUUH !

Posted by: El Cid Flyboy at February 10, 2019 04:28 PM (qM84C)

95 For some reason, I pictured you with a 'stache. A real soup-strainer. Why? Who knows?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:23 PM (kQs4Y)

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Expecting Sam Elliot, were you?

Obligatory link:

https://tinyurl.com/y75wxwf8

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 10, 2019 04:28 PM (WEBkv)

96 Vic, I recently read that Numero Uno is now shipping frozen pizzas, like the ones you describe.

They look/sound delicious, only problem is that NU wants something like $20 a pie. Good grief. They're not big at all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:28 PM (miE9U)

97 Health Department banning CBD from all NYC restaurants

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I guess they've seen you eat before.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:29 PM (U5tDi)

98

Pork tourtiere tonight. I had made two a few weeks ago, and froze one. Easy. Sauteed zucchini and a cucumber salad.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:29 PM (OKeCc)

99 Here's the website for frozen Numero Uno pizza:

https://ship.unos.com/

As you can see, you get the best deal for the 6-pack... but that's still a lot of money.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:30 PM (miE9U)

100 You are welcome CBD. I must admit that I enjoyed making your badge just a teeny bit more than the rest.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 04:30 PM (IcJtd)

101 Wow - A jam packed Food Thread indeed!

We've had to, well, chosen to, make some significant dietary changes, and one of those is going low(er) carb, tomthatnend, we've been experimenting with cauliflower crust pizza (yeah, yeah). The ones from Costco are actually really good, great tex5ure and you really feel like you're eating a good thin-crust pie. We ramp them up with extra toppings, and they're pretty tasty.

Of all the things we gave up "going kosher" (almost 20 years ago), I truly miss oysters (specifically raw), there really is no substitute for them



Oh: and Thanks for the Hat Tip!

Posted by: ibguy at February 10, 2019 04:31 PM (EHVbt)

102 I guess they've seen you eat before.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:29 PM (U5tDi)

I went a couple of months in the late fall during which I did not spill anything on my clothing!


I was very impressed with myself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:31 PM (wYseH)

103
Obligatory link:

https://tinyurl.com/y75wxwf8
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 10, 2019 04:28 PM (WEBkv)
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It's CBD!

GrooOOWWWrrr!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:32 PM (kQs4Y)

104 96
Vic, I recently read that Numero Uno is now shipping frozen pizzas, like the ones you describe.



They look/sound delicious, only problem is that NU wants something like $20 a pie. Good grief. They're not big at all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:28 PM (miE9U)

I just called up their website, aside from a large popup POS ad which I couldn't close. It appears that they are a regional company only in the Bay Area. I haven't lived there since 1977.

Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 04:32 PM (mpXpK)

105 I must admit that I enjoyed making your badge just a teeny bit more than the rest.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 04:30 PM (IcJtd)

I don't blame you, unless you too are a Red Sox fan.

In which case...pistols at dawn!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:33 PM (wYseH)

106 I always pictured CBD as looking more like David Hasselhoff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:33 PM (miE9U)

107 Muad'dib, I'm getting a sash for all my MoMee badges and patches!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:33 PM (kQs4Y)

108 Yesterday's MoMe was a wonderful time. I hope everyone can attend one at some point. So many smiles and so much talking. As Mrs. JTB said on the ride home, this was a truly diverse (in the best sense) group. All shapes and sizes and with many, many backgrounds. You could throw out a question on just about any exoteric subject and at least one person would be able to answer.

I do apologize to the folks I was talking to. In short order the room was literally abuzz with conversation to the point I had trouble hearing people two feet away. No one was loud, but we were all talking at the same time. My hearing aids were pretty much overwhelmed.

Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2019 04:33 PM (bmdz3)

109
I haven't watched this yet, but curious. He sounds like my kind of chef. Busy watching sports. Soon.

https://tinyurl.com/y46nlqju

"WE HAVE BECOME HYPOCRITES" - DUNCAN WELGEMOED AT FOOD ON THE EDGE

Duncan Welgemoed of Africola in Adelaide Australia takes the stage at Food On The Edge to vent his frustrations with celebrity culture and how it has affected the world of chefs.

Welgemoed is not known for mincing his words, quite the opposite. In fact, the South African nativ wears his heart on his chef's jacket sleeves and he took the stage at Food On The Edge in Galway in October last year to lament the scourge, as he sees it, of celebrity culture encroaching onto the world of chefs.

As the profile and influence of chefs increases, so to does the temptation to jettison long held principles in favour of 'celebrity' status and perhaps, sponsorship dollars. Chefs have more responsibility to their communities and to the food system in which they occupy a unique position.

"We have become hypocrites", claims Welgemoed and does not shirk from calling out some of the industry's biggest names. With an introduction to the stage by Matt Orlando, formerly of Noma and now Amass, we get a hint of Welgemoed's take-no-prisoners style as he cares more about the message he's imparting than what people think of him. He doesn't disappoint.

Thoughtful, earnest, witty and irreverent, Welgemoed is a chef with something to say.

tired of all celebrities
most are braindead

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:34 PM (OKeCc)

110 Hey Bluebell! Sounds like the MoMe was a great success! So sad I could not make it. Hopefully two things happen when I retire.. hubby's stocks hit it big and my business generates enough dough I can do fun things like fly to VA for a MoMe! I was there in spirit!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 04:34 PM (dUJdY)

111 " You are welcome CBD. I must admit that I enjoyed making your badge just a teeny bit more than the rest."

Yes, thank you for wonderful name tags.
We brought a young conservative friend with us, who really didn't know what to expect, other than knowing that he was going to meet other like minded individuals.

He couldn't believe that he actually had his very own name tags.
He was absolutely delighted with it, and the entire experience.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 04:34 PM (cqNba)

112 Vic, the site I pulled up says they ship anywhere in the continental US.

Those pop-ups are so annoying...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:34 PM (miE9U)

113 I always pictured CBD as looking more like David Hasselhoff.



Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:33 PM (miE9U)


Having been there last night, there could be a bit of a resemblance.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:35 PM (9/vGE)

114 I did not type that in italian.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

115 99
Here's the website for frozen Numero Uno pizza:



https://ship.unos.com/



As you can see, you get the best deal for the 6-pack... but that's still a lot of money.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:30 PM (miE9U)

Well looks like they are in Chicago too. But I don't think I will be ordering any $87 four packs. And one wonders how they can ship frozen pizza anywhere in the US?

Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 04:35 PM (mpXpK)

116 tomorrow i'm making meatballs from scratch, the way i was taught when i was little, except i am using elk hamburger meat. they will taste like pillows.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 04:35 PM (VzI4f)

117 In short order the room was literally abuzz with conversation to the point I had trouble hearing people two feet away. No one was loud, but we were all talking at the same time. My hearing aids were pretty much overwhelmed.
Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2019 04:33 PM (bmdz3)
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My shrill succubus laugh cut through the noise.

But damn you guys are funny.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:36 PM (kQs4Y)

118 Vic, yeah, it's a lot of money for frozen pizza. And as I said, they don't look huge.

Maybe someday when I'm more flush, but for now, no.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:36 PM (miE9U)

119 >I don't blame you, unless you too are a Red Sox fan.

In which case...pistols at dawn!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:33 PM (wYseH)



Nope. Cub fan. Long suffering until recently. Speaking of pistols, how do you like the R1?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 04:36 PM (IcJtd)

120 70
My Slovak grandmother sent us orechovnik (nut and Poppy seed) every Christmas and Easter.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 04:20 PM (LsBY9)
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I hope you got the recipe.

We had an elderly Slovak woman at church who would make that for special-occasion potlucks. Tasty.

A couple of years after the Slovakian lady died, I ran into her daughter and asked about it. Daughter said she had no idea how to make it and granny never wrote down a recipe.

I think of how many old-country traditions are lost that way.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 04:36 PM (Rxduq)

121 tomorrow i'm making meatballs from scratch, the way i
was taught when i was little, except i am using elk hamburger meat.
they will taste like pillows.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 04:35 PM (VzI4f)


Are you accepting random people who show up at your doorstep?

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:37 PM (9/vGE)

122 FYI, there's sausage pizza in the barrel.

Posted by: Fritz at February 10, 2019 04:37 PM (wxZSX)

123 Besides that deep dish pizza I had yesterday was pretty good, even if I didn't get to put extra pepperoni on it.

Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 04:38 PM (mpXpK)

124 making meatballs from scratch, the way i was taught
when i was little, except i am using elk hamburger meat.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 04:35 PM (VzI4f)

Huzzah! Home made meatballs are the best.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:38 PM (wYseH)

125 As a kid and teen I always wanted to attend the CIA. I love those pastry photos.

Posted by: Infidel at February 10, 2019 04:38 PM (9L2du)

126 Fritz, yeah but it's handmade by Anthony Wiener.
Noooo thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:38 PM (miE9U)

127 >107 Muad'dib, I'm getting a sash for all my MoMee badges and patches!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:33 PM




Lol. I was trying to remember how many badges I have made for you. I think this was the 4th. Am I right?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 04:38 PM (IcJtd)

128 ...elk hamburger meat. they will taste like pillows.


Do you add a bit of ground beef for some fat?

Posted by: no good deed at February 10, 2019 04:39 PM (uTY3H)

129 Jewells, thank you for the beautiful bracelets. I wish I could remember who won them. I know Ghost of Bob Crane won one and said he had someone to give it to, but I can't remember the other. It may have been PeeteySDee's Smokin' Hot Asian Wife, but I'm not sure of that.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:39 PM (U5tDi)

130 I went to Marist College in Poughkeepsie. The CIA was up the road in Hyde Park. I went there frequently for awesome food. I like to say I learned more about food during those four years than I did about anything related to my degree.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 10, 2019 04:40 PM (ZxU8C)

131 oh oh...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:40 PM (OKeCc)

132 how do you like the R1?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 04:36 PM (IcJtd)

Haven't even ordered it yet. I will go through weeks of agony and second-guessing and frantic reading of weird gun blogs before I buy it.

But the reviews seem pretty good, and the price is good too, especially for what they include.

It's going to be a companion to my Colt Gold Cup, which is great, but I don't want to beat it up with full-bore 230 grain loads, of which I have tons.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:41 PM (wYseH)

133 You're welcome bluebell

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 04:41 PM (dUJdY)

134 Afternoon all

Back from DC, The Meet Up, and other assorted things

Long day

Great Meet Up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM (Y+V3r)

135 Of course this means war.
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I don't think it's very nice of you to declare war on Muad'dib just because you didn't like the exquisite name tag he made for you.

Muad'dib, your stuff was excellent! The name tags were a big hit, and I have to confess that yes, I had mine on upside down at first until Mrs. JTB and moki set me straight. Sigh.

I know Mr. dagny won one of the NOOD mugs you made, but I can't remember who won the other one. And thank you Ben Had for ordering those for us through Muad'dib.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM (U5tDi)

136 No garlic in the pizza sauce? What are you a freakin' Protestant or something? Infamia.

Posted by: Regular joe at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM (7PllL)

137 Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:39 PM (U5tDi)



I described the reactions to the bracelets in the previous thread.



BTW, there were no shivs at last night. Makes Bluebell more deadly.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM (9/vGE)

138 ..."and bacon or pancetta or guanciale instead of prosciutto, which simply doesn't have the flavor pop to stand up to the egg and cheese. "

Try Cappocolo...I prefer the hot, but either works great.

I don't bake pizza anymore. Home ovens just aren't hot enough. I toss the crust into a smokin' hot 12" cast iron skillet, turn the heat down to medium until the dough springs and the bottom is crispy and nicely browned with the requisite black bits, and then pop it under the broiler until the top is bubbly and browned. Try it.

Posted by: Shanks for the memory at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM (TdCQk)

139 >
Haven't even ordered it yet. I will go through weeks of agony and second-guessing and frantic reading of weird gun blogs before I buy it.

But the reviews seem pretty good, and the price is good too, especially for what they include.



I'm at the same stage. I'm trying to find a range nearby that rents them.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM (IcJtd)

140 frantic reading of weird gun blogs
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I'm telling Weasel you said that.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:43 PM (U5tDi)

141 116 tomorrow i'm making meatballs from scratch . . . they will taste like pillows.
Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 04:35 PM (VzI4f)

Um, yum?

Posted by: m at February 10, 2019 04:43 PM (gbepJ)

142 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM (Y+V3r)



It was great to meet you!

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:44 PM (9/vGE)

143 Well looks like they are in Chicago too. But I don't think I will be ordering any $87 four packs. And one wonders how they can ship frozen pizza anywhere in the US?
Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 04:35 PM (mpXpK)

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The original is in Chicago. They ship overnite in a styrofoam cooler with dry ice.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 10, 2019 04:44 PM (ffYR/)

144 I toss the crust into a smokin' hot 12" cast iron skillet, turn the heat down to medium until the dough springs and the bottom is crispy and nicely browned with the requisite black bits, and then pop it under the broiler until the top is bubbly and browned. Try it.


==

iiinteresting. how long does it take to crisp up ?

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 04:44 PM (bUjCl)

145 and, oil the pan ?

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 04:44 PM (bUjCl)

146 of course, Vendette!

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 04:45 PM (VzI4f)

147 BTW, there were no shivs at last night. Makes Bluebell more deadly.
Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM (9/vGE)
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Ah, but there was - you just didn't see it!

Hrothgar presented me with an actual tactical spork shiv, complete with shadow box and personalization. My tactical name is ShivmasterB. It's pretty darned amazing.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:45 PM (U5tDi)

148 No garlic in the pizza sauce? What are you a freakin' Protestant or something?

Posted by: Regular joe at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM (7PllL)

Yup...that's me!

I love to saute fresh garlic just until it softens, and then sprinkle it on pizza halfway through baking.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:45 PM (wYseH)

149 >141 116 tomorrow i'm making meatballs from scratch . . . they will taste like pillows.
Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 04:35 PM (VzI4f)

Um, yum?
Posted by: m at February 10, 2019 04:43 PM (gbepJ)




Yum! My favorite.


Posted by: Shep! at February 10, 2019 04:46 PM (IcJtd)

150 It was great to meet you!
Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:44 PM (9/vGE)

Right back at ya. great to meet you

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:46 PM (Y+V3r)

151 >>It wasn't bad, it just wasn't much.


Cooked Yolk just doesn't work on the pizza.

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 04:46 PM (zdozD)

152 So did you guys draw names to see who gets to be Gov, Lt. Gov and A.G. of VA?

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 10, 2019 04:46 PM (L3YlV)

153 My tactical name is ShivmasterB.

Ha! That's fantastic.

Posted by: no good deed at February 10, 2019 04:46 PM (uTY3H)

154 Sunday is steak day at Casa Sin Problemas. Weather precludes outdoor grilling, so the fireplace is stacked with eucalyptus and oak.

Posted by: Joe Kidd at February 10, 2019 04:46 PM (5WpEK)

155 Forgot to mention:
McDonalds finally has a bacon Big Mac on the menu...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 04:47 PM (miE9U)

156 NGU, I forgot to raffle off the free root canal you promised. Darn it.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:47 PM (U5tDi)

157
CBD, it was a pleasure meeting you at the MoMee. And I apologize for the inelegant way I framed "You're not at all as I imagined you to be!"
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:03 PM (kQs4Y)
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I thought he was an 'ette!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

158 So did you guys draw names to see who gets to be Gov, Lt. Gov and A.G. of VA?
Posted by: Minnfidel at February 10, 2019 04:46 PM (L3YlV)

yes but some how or other some guy named Pee Wee won?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:47 PM (Y+V3r)

159 Ah, but there was - you just didn't see it!
Hrothgar presented me with an actual tactical spork shiv, complete
with shadow box and personalization. My tactical name is ShivmasterB.
It's pretty darned amazing.



Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:45 PM (U5tDi)


I didn't see it.

Hrothgar, by himself, is awesome.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:48 PM (9/vGE)

160 Cooked Yolk just doesn't work on the pizza.

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 04:46 PM (zdozD)

Agreed. I might try parmesan and egg whisked together then sort of tossed on the pie.

That might work, or be a huge mess...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:48 PM (wYseH)

161 NGU, I forgot to raffle off the free root canal you promised. Darn it.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:47 PM (U5tDi)

There is always tomorrow...or at least that is what Scarlet said

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:48 PM (Y+V3r)

162 Yes, there was a great time to be had yesterday at the NoVaMoMe. Even the usually stoic SgtMaj had herself an unexpectedly good time. Score one for the Morons. As for those wishing reports, you know that what happens at MoMe stays at MoMe! Unless of course you send enough cash to my PayPal. Then I'll spill.

Posted by: Rocky Lombo's Pancreaus at February 10, 2019 04:49 PM (mUoYB)

163
No garlic in the pizza sauce? What are you a freakin' Protestant or something? Infamia.

Posted by: Regular joe at February 10, 2019 04:42 PM


I usually bust out three of the fattest cloves then use my garlic press to liquidfy them, then mix them in with my sauce.

If you're not grabbing for a bottle of water at midnight - tongue glued to upper cleft, the pizza was a complete and utter failure.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 10, 2019 04:49 PM (jYje5)

164 And so glad y'all had a great MoMe!

We've never had a cob at one of ours, but we *do* boast of having a dead guy.

So there's that.

Posted by: ibguy at February 10, 2019 04:49 PM (EHVbt)

165 Thanks for the MoMe update. The Horde in person is an amazing thing.

For anyone that has ever thought about going to one and hesitated-DON'T wait, just go do it.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 04:49 PM (kw9ZZ)

166 CBD, it was a pleasure meeting you at the MoMee. And
I apologize for the inelegant way I framed "You're not at all as I
imagined you to be!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:03 PM (kQs4Y)




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I thought he was an 'ette!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 04:47 PM (MVjcR)


I once thought OregonMuse was an 'ette. I was corrected in a hurry.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:50 PM (9/vGE)

167 eucalyptus and oak.

Posted by: Joe Kidd at February 10, 2019 04:46 PM (5WpEK)

I have never heard of cooking over eucalyptus!

It smells great...but not "food great."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:50 PM (wYseH)

168 Thanks CBD!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:50 PM (kQs4Y)

169 Whipped up a pizza yesterday. It refused to come out of the pan and ended up a damn mess. Tasted like pizza, tho.

My sauce recipe has prospects.

Posted by: Fritz at February 10, 2019 04:50 PM (wxZSX)

170 My coffee tasted so much better in the Deplorable Gourmet mug, bluebell. It was great to meet you. I wish I could have spoken to Hrothgar more. Just had time for quick hug on the way out of the door.

Posted by: no good deed at February 10, 2019 04:51 PM (uTY3H)

171 Just pull the pizza, and crack a couple eggs on it. The eggs will cook mostly from the residual heat of the pie if it is fesh out of the oven.

You can throw it back in for a couple seconds to finish it off.

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 04:51 PM (zdozD)

172 Okay, this actually sounds odd, but looks good...

https://tinyurl.com/yxqxlp6j

Polpettone or meatloaf is one of those classic Italian dishes suitable for any day of the week. The most popular one is made with meat but during summertime a lighter version can be made using tuna instead.

Polpettone de tonno - Easy tuna loaf

She uses potatoes to hold it all together. Yum. Olives.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:51 PM (OKeCc)

173 Sprinkling on garlic midway through? Now that will do. Sally, call off the visit to CBD, he's good people.

Posted by: Regular joe at February 10, 2019 04:51 PM (7PllL)

174 I've watched enough tourist videos made in the land of North Korea. For the tourists they pour gas on the oysters and clams and cook them that way. Hoe Fat approves I guess.

Posted by: Colin at February 10, 2019 04:51 PM (cprq8)

175 Yes, there was a great time to be had yesterday at the NoVaMoMe. Even the usually stoic SgtMaj had herself an unexpectedly good time. Score one for the Morons. As for those wishing reports, you know that what happens at MoMe stays at MoMe! Unless of course you send enough cash to my PayPal. Then I'll spill.
Posted by: Rocky Lombo's Pancreaus at February 10, 2019 04:49 PM (mUoYB)
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Nice to see you here! Ah, now I remember that you're an 'ette's husband, but I can't remember which one you're married to. Is it IntheBellyoftheBeast?

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:52 PM (U5tDi)

176 Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says that he wants to take down Confederate statues and monuments in the state.

Sigh..Figures...what a suck up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:52 PM (Y+V3r)

177 You can throw it back in for a couple seconds to finish it off.

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 04:51 PM (zdozD)

If I were eating it alone that's what I would have done...

There was a picky eater in the house.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:52 PM (wYseH)

178 Picky eaters have to eat on the porch, here.

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 04:53 PM (zdozD)

179 >>>Do you add a bit of ground beef for some fat?

no. i add egg and instead of breadcrumbs, i soak white bread in milk and squeeze it out. that's what makes it pillowy.

plus seasonings.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 04:53 PM (VzI4f)

180 My coffee tasted so much better in the Deplorable Gourmet mug, bluebell. It was great to meet you. I wish I could have spoken to Hrothgar more. Just had time for quick hug on the way out of the door.
Posted by: no good deed at February 10, 2019 04:51 PM (uTY3H)
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Oh, yay! I was really happy with how that mug turned out. Great meeting you too, and especially glad I got to meet you before you move again.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:53 PM (U5tDi)

181 CBD I think you cracked the egg on the pizza too early. It looks a bit overcooked.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2019 04:54 PM (EZebt)

182 Lol. I was trying to remember how many badges I have made for you. I think this was the 4th. Am I right?
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 04:38 PM (IcJtd)
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My third. I wore Nr 2 last night with the two wee little ewoks, plus your new one.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:54 PM (kQs4Y)

183 Sorry, CBD, but I'm sticking with my theory that eggs on pizza is just gross.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:54 PM (U5tDi)

184 The Badges last night were outstanding. best badges I ever saw. And magnetic. Wow. high class

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:55 PM (Y+V3r)

185 i've never pictured CBD, but i'm sure he's handsome.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 04:55 PM (VzI4f)

186 Where was the NoVAMoMe? I will be in Arlington next week and I am always looking for decent places to eat.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 10, 2019 04:55 PM (F/KeJ)

187 Sorry, CBD, but I'm sticking with my theory that eggs on pizza is just gross.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:54 PM (U5tDi)



Boo!

Eggs on stuff.
Good stuff!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 10, 2019 04:55 PM (OKeCc)

188 I do prefer to make pizza at home and making dough isn't too much of a hassle if I plan ahead. I do agree with CBD that homemade sauce is more trouble than it's worth. My go to sauce has been Enrico's that Fresh Market used to carry but it hasn't been there for a while. Need to check Wegman's.

The MoMe was amazing. I was in total dork fangirl mode meeting the COBs and posters that were there. All around great people (no surprise, of course!).

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 10, 2019 04:55 PM (XXNQ+)

189 I met some wonderful people at the NoVaMoMe. I could have talked with any of them all night long. What a great crowd. Thanks to Bluebell and Weasel for putting this together. Looking forward to the next one assuming I am still out on parole by then.

Posted by: Anon Imus at February 10, 2019 04:56 PM (+Kpte)

190 Ben Had, thank you for the mugs and T-shirts you sent for door prizes. I know Eris won one of the shirts, and Mr. dagny won one of the mugs, but I don't remember who won the other of each. Everything was a blur. A fun blur, but a blur nonetheless.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:56 PM (U5tDi)

191 Godfather 1 on. And on the BBC America . LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:56 PM (Y+V3r)

192 It looks a bit overcooked.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2019 04:54 PM (EZebt)

Everybody's a fvcking critic!

Yup...you are correct. What I wanted to do was crack the eggs on top, then drag a fork through them to spread them out across the surface and just heat them for a second, but I was overruled.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 04:56 PM (wYseH)

193 186 Where was the NoVAMoMe? I will be in Arlington next week and I am always looking for decent places to eat.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 10, 2019 04:55 PM (F/KeJ)
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It was in the upstairs VIP room at the Klassy Kat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:56 PM (kQs4Y)

194 Ben Had, thank you for the mugs and T-shirts you sent for door prizes. I know Eris won one of the shirts, and Mr. dagny won one of the mugs, but I don't remember who won the other of each. Everything was a blur. A fun blur, but a blur nonetheless.
Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:56 PM (U5tDi)

I demand a recount...anyone see mueller around?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:57 PM (Y+V3r)

195 >>Sorry, CBD, but I'm sticking with my theory that eggs on pizza is just gross.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:54 PM (U5tDi)

I put eggs on 'breakfast' pizza....but they are first scrambled lightly

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 10, 2019 04:57 PM (7Lklb)

196 Wait, are people seriously discussing the proper way to cook eggs on a pizza? On a pizza?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 10, 2019 04:57 PM (gC2IV)

197 It was in the upstairs VIP room at the Klassy Kat.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:56 PM (kQs4Y)

Shooosh, that was only for the platinum gold members

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 04:58 PM (Y+V3r)

198 What the fvck?
Health Department banning CBD from all NYC restaurants

OK...so what have you done now?

Posted by: antisocialist at February 10, 2019 04:58 PM (2shuf)

199 Can imagine speaking for at least a few, you all are making us sad we didn't get to go to the MoMe

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 04:58 PM (/rm4P)

200 Where was the NoVAMoMe? I will be in Arlington next week and I am always looking for decent places to eat.



Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 10, 2019 04:55 PM (F/KeJ)



Cuisine preferences? Distance? Give me some guidelines and I may be able to provide suggestions.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 04:59 PM (9/vGE)

201 For all those watching the Democrat dumpster fire in Richmond:

https://tinyurl.com/y5xx57vh

Posted by: Anon Imus at February 10, 2019 05:00 PM (+Kpte)

202 I do agree with CBD that homemade
sauce is more trouble than it's worth.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 10, 2019 04:55 PM (XXNQ+)

So...there is a place for cooked sauce, but I think the brightness of a raw sauce is perfect for pizza. For pastas I usually make a cooked sauce, but mostly just barely cooked. I rarely make the hours-on-the-stove sauces that everyone's grandmother swears by.

And you are 100% correct about homemade dough. it's easy, it's fun, and it's better than store bought.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 05:00 PM (wYseH)

203 Eggs Fra Diavolo is great! And my dad used to tear out the center of old Eyetalian bread, put it in a pan with butter, and crack an egg in the center, kind of like french toast.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 05:00 PM (kQs4Y)

204 I'm a little bit concerned that CBD has not identified the egg as the real problem of his failed pizza. But he's right about the waste of cooking pizza sauce. Roma tomato puree and salt to taste. Let it cook with the pie.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 10, 2019 05:00 PM (ma0+Q)

205 bluebell, It was the very least I could do to support such a great gathering.

Seems I have an email from Weasel. I wondering if I should open it or not!

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:01 PM (kw9ZZ)

206 Egg on pizza is a lot better than you probably think.

Tonight its mango chicken, cous cous, farmer's market mushrooms broiled in butter.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2019 05:02 PM (EZebt)

207 Canned, crushed tomatoes for pizza sauce. I agree with CBD that it has a fresh taste. Some sauces are too busy and drown out the rest of the ingredients.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 10, 2019 05:03 PM (gC2IV)

208 I have always had trouble with pizza dough. Now I buy is frozen at a local family run bakery. $1.25 ea. Yummy and easy.

Posted by: Infidel at February 10, 2019 05:04 PM (9L2du)

209 Former son-in-law told me yesterday that he had several pounds of ground wild boar that he doesn't have freezer space for.
I would be more than willing to give them a good home in my own freezer.

Posted by: antisocialist at February 10, 2019 05:04 PM (2shuf)

210 202 And you are 100% correct about homemade dough. it's easy, it's fun, and it's better than store bought.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 05:00 PM (wYseH)

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It also freezes surprisingly well.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 10, 2019 05:05 PM (XXNQ+)

211 Former son-in-law told me yesterday that he had several pounds of ground wild boar that he doesn't have freezer space for.
I would be more than willing to give them a good home in my own freezer.
Posted by: antisocialist at February 10, 2019 05:04 PM (2shuf)

FORMER son in law? I suggest testing for arsonic

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 05:06 PM (Y+V3r)

212 GIF - Jager. I have vague recollections of a long night in a tavern at Elkhart Lake.

Performance the next day on the track at Road America was...lacking.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 10, 2019 05:06 PM (fZcn6)

213 Y'all are well past 50 comments so...OT for a chuckle...

@realDonaldTrump 3 minutes ago

Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!



Posted by: Tami at February 10, 2019 05:07 PM (cF8AT)

214 Ben Had - thank you SO MUCH for everything!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:07 PM (MVjcR)

215 Y'all are well past 50 comments so...OT for a chuckle...

@realDonaldTrump 3 minutes ago

Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!



Posted by: Tami at February 10, 2019 05:07 PM (cF8AT)

Wake me up when some Democrat anounces he or she is NOT running for Czar. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 05:09 PM (Y+V3r)

216 homemade dough. it's easy, it's fun, and it's better than store bought.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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*makes note in Dildo dossier*

Posted by: U.S. Treasury Dept AI data sweeper at February 10, 2019 05:09 PM (fZcn6)

217 Egg on pizza is a lot better than you probably think.
San Franpsycho at February 10, 2019 05:02 PM

You are originally from California aren't you?

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 05:09 PM (/rm4P)

218 Why would you ruin a pizza by putting egg on it?!?!?!
The horror!!!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 10, 2019 05:10 PM (wrO39)

219 Oh, and Ben Had - your pal WeaselWoman won a NOOD mug! Thank you and Maud'dib so much. It's great, although I did have to explain it to her!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:10 PM (MVjcR)

220 Why would you ruin a pizza by putting egg on it?!?!?!

The horror!!!!



Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 10, 2019 05:10 PM (wrO39)


Breakfast pizza is pretty good.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 05:11 PM (9/vGE)

221 I need an FBI investigation of things the FBI has no jurisdiction over!

Posted by: Justinthemouth Fairfax, D - Serial Rapist at February 10, 2019 05:11 PM (uloIh)

222 Raw oysters are a VERY bad idea. Oysters are bottom-dwellers. Think raw sewage. A brilliant, athletic 21-year-old man at my alma mater DIED from hepatitis he contracted from raw oysters.

Oysters are perfectly good fried, or char-broiled with butter and garlic. Why the hell risk your life eating them raw?

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at February 10, 2019 05:11 PM (MGqLh)

223 Why the hell risk your life eating them raw?
Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at February 10, 2019 05:11 PM (MGqLh)

They taste good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 05:12 PM (Y+V3r)

224 Weasel, that is classic! I just doesn't get any better.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:12 PM (kw9ZZ)

225 Sorry, CBD, but I'm sticking with my theory that eggs on pizza is just gross.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:54 PM (U5tDi)

Yes.
And also...ewww.

Posted by: antisocialist at February 10, 2019 05:13 PM (2shuf)

226 You are originally from California aren't you?
Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 05:09 PM (/rm4P)

===

Grew up in NYC but have lived here a lot longer than that.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2019 05:13 PM (EZebt)

227 Today is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day!

This day is made for those who find cream cheese and chocolate irresistible.

Posted by: Cream Cheese Brownies! Who Knew!? at February 10, 2019 05:13 PM (s0pjO)

228
(Homemade dough)

It also freezes surprisingly well.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 10, 2019 05:05 PM


That's how I work it. Make enough for three pies. Let it sit in the frig in three separate bags for at least 24 hours. Then two go into the freezer for later.

The frozen, then defrosted is indistinguishable from fresh. Like I said, really, really cold dough is a breeze to work with.

I suspect pizza shops with huge turnover have their frigs set to 30 degrees and are storing their dough in them.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 10, 2019 05:13 PM (jYje5)

229 For all those watching the Democrat dumpster fire in Richmond:

https://tinyurl.com/y5xx57vh
Posted by: Anon Imus
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I do not doubt for a moment that the average janitorial worker possesses character and integrity superior to that of *any* Democrat.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 10, 2019 05:14 PM (2kj6M)

230 >> I'm sticking with my theory that eggs on pizza is just gross.


Only if there is red sauce involved.

A white pie with spinach, prosciuto and egg is fantastic.

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 05:14 PM (zdozD)

231 Today is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day!

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Lunar calendar?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2019 05:15 PM (UGqF8)

232 Does look nevertheless I'm in the majority on this egg on pizza thing

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 05:15 PM (/rm4P)

233 Time to go make my cheesesteak

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 05:15 PM (/rm4P)

234 >>I suspect pizza shops with huge turnover have their frigs set to 30 degrees and are storing their dough in them.


Yep and it is in constant rotation. Though, you keep putting it in the retarder to bring it up to optimal/near working temps.


Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 05:16 PM (zdozD)

235 I put Jalapenos on all my pizza choices.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:16 PM (kw9ZZ)

236 Why the hell risk your life eating them raw?
Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at February 10, 2019 05:11 PM (MGqLh)

They taste good
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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Navy.

I'll leave it at that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 10, 2019 05:17 PM (2kj6M)

237 224 Weasel, that is classic! I just doesn't get any better.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:12 PM (kw9ZZ)
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I told her 'NOOD' was something dirty that bluebell made up.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:18 PM (MVjcR)

238 Jalapen0s on pizza...maybe ok...crushed red pepper is great on pizza

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 05:18 PM (bUjCl)

239 186 Where was the NoVAMoMe? I will be in Arlington next week and I am always looking for decent places to eat.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 10, 2019 04:55 PM (F/KeJ)

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It was in the upstairs VIP room at the Klassy Kat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:56 PM (kQs4Y)

Thanks!

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 10, 2019 05:18 PM (F/KeJ)

240 For some reason, my pan-fried ground sirloin steak with sautéed onions and peppers with brown gravy over Bbasmati rice didn't seem to make the official cookbook. But that's the menu at Chez Anon tonight. Alas, dinner won't have the ambiance of the NoVaMoMe nor the fascinating conversation.

Posted by: Anon Imus at February 10, 2019 05:18 PM (+Kpte)

241 Softly scrambled eggs, peppers, onion, sausage, bacon, cheese, tomatoes/red sauce. Heavenly! And a great excuse for pizza for breakfast.

Not that you'd ever need an excuse

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 10, 2019 05:19 PM (7Lklb)

242 >219 Oh, and Ben Had - your pal WeaselWoman won a NOOD mug! Thank you and Maud'dib so much. It's great, although I did have to explain it to her!
Posted by: Weasel at February 1




That idea was totally Ben Had's. I thought it was hysterical and laughed like a crazy person when I released the sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 05:19 PM (IcJtd)

243 this is probably heresy, but I use Classico pasta sauce on my pizza.

It is cheaper than pizza sauce, comes in "3 cheese", pasta or basil, and I get a free mason jar out of the purchase.

Laugh, but a dozen quart jars are $10.00 now, you do the math.

(I also try to mix gochujang paste in the sauce for extra hot.)


Posted by: Kindltot at February 10, 2019 05:19 PM (mUa7G)

244 For some reason this thread always makes me hungry.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:20 PM (MVjcR)

245 Thanks!
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 10, 2019 05:18 PM (F/KeJ)

Tip generously!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 05:20 PM (kQs4Y)

246 I put Jalapenos on all my pizza choices.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:16 PM (kw9ZZ)


Obviously a man of fine taste and breeding. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 05:20 PM (miE9U)

247 201 For all those watching the Democrat dumpster fire in Richmond:

https://tinyurl.com/y5xx57vh
Posted by: Anon Imus at February 10, 2019 05:00 PM (+Kpte)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 05:20 PM (Rxduq)

248 This is slightly food-related. . .

Would there be any interest in a Moron Meet-up at Oktoberfest in Munich?

(Please keep in mind "Oktober"-fest largely takes place in late September)

Posted by: SPinRHF16 at February 10, 2019 05:20 PM (VLSc0)

249 Fine. I'll make a pizza.

Posted by: garrett at February 10, 2019 05:20 PM (zdozD)

250 I told her 'NOOD' was something dirty that bluebell made up.
Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:18 PM (MVjcR)
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Oh my gosh, how did I forget that Mrs. Weasel won the other mug? Duh.

And, I did not.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 05:21 PM (U5tDi)

251 It was in the upstairs VIP room at the Klassy Kat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 04:56 PM (kQs4Y)

Thanks!
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 10, 2019 05:18 PM (F/KeJ)

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You may want to look that up before you make any plans to go there.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 10, 2019 05:21 PM (ffYR/)

252 My ideal pizza would have on it:

- pepperoni
- salami
- linquica
- calabrese salame
- jalapenos
- garlic
- onions
- artichoke hearts
- tomatoes
- olives

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 05:22 PM (miE9U)

253

That idea was totally Ben Had's. I thought it was hysterical and laughed like a crazy person when I released the sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads.
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 05:19 PM (IcJtd)
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Can't thank you enough for all you did. Sorry you couldn't make it and I look forward to meeting you next time.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:22 PM (MVjcR)

254
Here's what we're fighting:

"The data means that the five warmest years in recorded history have been the last five, and that 18 of the 19 warmest years ever recorded have occurred since 2001."

That's the "conclusion" from this Fake News article:

It's Official: 2018 Was the Fourth Warmest Year on Record

The only warmer years were 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to NASA records that go back more than a century.



You CANNOT argue with this level of pure bullshit.

If you foolishly try, you get this: Fake news bro. It's cold outside somewhere, therefore global warming is a myth. I mean really who are you going to trust NASA, or unqualified internet trolls?



Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 10, 2019 05:22 PM (KYuJa)

255 Pecan trees are a sub-set of the various kinds of hickories. A lot of "hickory" lumber is said to be actually pecan, so the odds are that you have been using pecan "hickory" wood without realizing it.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 10, 2019 05:22 PM (bZ7mE)

256 I can't tell you how much I love seeing that big beautiful badge at the top of this post.

Truly classy and luxurious. Probably the nicest badge CBD has ever owned.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 05:22 PM (U5tDi)

257 Oysters are perfectly good fried, or char-broiled with butter and garlic. Why the hell risk your life eating them raw?


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Because delicious.

Must be the sewage. Gives it that nutty flavor.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at February 10, 2019 05:22 PM (lxEPl)

258 i had bbq'd oysters once, not bad.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 05:22 PM (VzI4f)

259 The Kickin' Crab at Cerritos Mall has fried oysters dusted with cajun seasoning.
Should probably get me some soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 05:23 PM (miE9U)

260 234 Garrett

>> putting it in the retarder

So, Democrat dough?

Posted by: ibguy at February 10, 2019 05:23 PM (EHVbt)

261 248 This is slightly food-related. . .

Would there be any interest in a Moron Meet-up at Oktoberfest in Munich?

(Please keep in mind "Oktober"-fest largely takes place in late September)
Posted by: SPinRHF16 at February 10, 2019 05:20 PM (VLSc0)
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There's one at Bear Mtn in NY each year. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:24 PM (MVjcR)

262 >
Can't thank you enough for all you did. Sorry you couldn't make it and I look forward to meeting you next time.
Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:22 PM (MVjcR)



You are welcome! I really enjoy doing it. My small contribution to the horde. What did you think of the BMG cartridge?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 05:24 PM (IcJtd)

263 It's Official: 2018 Was the Fourth Warmest Year on Record

NYT

Posted by: m at February 10, 2019 05:24 PM (gbepJ)

264
The only warmer years were 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to NASA records that go back more than a century.

Yup, I remember the first NASA satellite launch in 1915. Flew right past the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. Scared the hell out of them.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 10, 2019 05:24 PM (jYje5)

265 260
234 Garrett



>> putting it in the retarder



So, Democrat dough?

Posted by: ibguy at February 10, 2019 05:23 PM (EHVbt)

It can't be, because Democrats are retarded enough.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 10, 2019 05:25 PM (8iiMU)

266 Weasel, I personally would love to organize a Southern California MoMee at Pechanga in Temecula.

Would anyone be interested? I absolute promise I would show up this time...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 05:25 PM (miE9U)

267 256 I can't tell you how much I love seeing that big beautiful badge at the top of this post.

Truly classy and luxurious. Probably the nicest badge CBD has ever owned.
Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 05:22 PM (U5tDi)
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And bluebell has seen a lot of badges!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:25 PM (MVjcR)

268 many thnx again, CBD.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2019 05:25 PM (VzI4f)

269 235 I put Jalapenos on all my pizza choices.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:16 PM (kw9ZZ)
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243----(I also try to mix gochujang paste in the sauce for extra hot.)

Posted by: Kindltot at February 10, 2019 05:19 PM (mUa7G)
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Noooooooo!
Stop it, just stop it!
Listen, I have nothing against Mexican or Asian food.
Some tasty stuff.
BUT STOP IT!!!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 05:26 PM (Rxduq)

270
Who wants to bet, right now, their left nut, that 2019 will be "the warmest year on record?"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 10, 2019 05:26 PM (KYuJa)

271 qdpsteve, just do it and they will come.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:27 PM (kw9ZZ)

272
It's Official: 2018 Was the Fourth Warmest Year on Record

I love the "it's official" part.
It lends credibility!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 10, 2019 05:27 PM (KYuJa)

273
You are welcome! I really enjoy doing it. My small contribution to the horde. What did you think of the BMG cartridge?
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 10, 2019 05:24 PM (IcJtd)
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How the hell could I forget THOSE? They were great! WeirdDave reminded us to warn people not to drive through DC on the way home with them!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:27 PM (MVjcR)

274
It's Official: This Is The Best 'Ment At AoS.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 10, 2019 05:28 PM (KYuJa)

275 266 Weasel, I personally would love to organize a Southern California MoMee at Pechanga in Temecula.

Would anyone be interested? I absolute promise I would show up this time...
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 05:25 PM (miE9U)
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I'd possibly make an exception to my lifetime ban on visiting CA ever again for that.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:29 PM (MVjcR)

276 You may want to look that up before you make any plans to go there. "

And take a lot of $1.00's and $5.00's.

To tip the staff.

Yeh...that's it.
For tips.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 05:29 PM (cqNba)

277 Hey hey foodies!

Posted by: TickledPink at February 10, 2019 05:30 PM (VpnSm)

278
2019 will be the warmest year on record for the southern hemisphere, while simultaneously being the coldest on record in the northern hemisphere. The reasons why this is possible and probable the media will ignore completely.

As George Patton once said, "If everyone is in agreement, then someone isn't thinking.''

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 10, 2019 05:31 PM (jYje5)

279 "What did you think of the BMG cartridge?"

I forgot!!!

Mrs VIA won one of them.

Very nice.

Drove around DC to head home with it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 05:32 PM (cqNba)

280 bluebell, do your feet feel any better?

Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (mFoNl)

281 263 It's Official: 2018 Was the Fourth Warmest Year on Record

NYT
Posted by: m

The way they keep adjusting temps, it's going to turn out the 1930s never got above freezing.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (LOq4H)

282 Tonite is minestrone (in the Dutch Oven, CBD.)

Been relearning how to cook for wife. She's lost 60lbs since gall bladder removal in May and pancreatitis in October. Since then limited to 25g fat a day.

Challenge was ensuring she got enough protein. Unfortunately, she just can't keep food down well.

Found out from G-I doc on Wed. she has pancreatic cancer. Met with oncologist on Fri. and found out she probably has stage 4 liver cancer to boot. More tests next week.

Eating good tasting food is looking bleaker.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Dhht7)

283 282 olddog

Oy!!!

Prayers up for The Mrs!

Posted by: ibguy at February 10, 2019 05:34 PM (EHVbt)

284 Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Dhht7)

I'm so sorry. I will add her to my prayer list.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 05:35 PM (dUJdY)

285 Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (mFoNl)
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moki! Thanks so much for your (and mr. moki's) help last night. We need to plan lunch again sometime soon

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:35 PM (MVjcR)

286 282 Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Dhht7)

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I am so sorry, olddog. Prayers for your wife and for you.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 10, 2019 05:35 PM (XXNQ+)

287 Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Dhht7)

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Very sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 10, 2019 05:36 PM (gC2IV)

288 odddog, sorry man, that's rough...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 10, 2019 05:36 PM (LOq4H)

289 Weasel, I personally would love to organize a Southern California MoMee at Pechanga in Temecula.



Would anyone be interested? I absolute promise I would show up this time...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 05:25 PM (miE9U)

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with you involved?

no.


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 10, 2019 05:36 PM (ATMED)

290 Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Dhht7)

I'm so sorry, olddog in mo. Prayers for all to go as well as possible

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 10, 2019 05:36 PM (7Lklb)

291 Wow olddog, I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying for you and your wife.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 10, 2019 05:36 PM (ffYR/)

292 olddog in mo

Would it be OK to offer prayers for both you and your wife?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 05:36 PM (cqNba)

293 olddog, prayers for you both.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:36 PM (kw9ZZ)

294 Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Dhht7)

I'm so sorry. My prayers for you and mrs. olddog.

Posted by: Infidel at February 10, 2019 05:37 PM (9L2du)

295 olddog- very sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:37 PM (MVjcR)

296 282---Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Dhht7)
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Rough. Really rough.
Putting prayers for her and you on my card right now.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 05:38 PM (Rxduq)

297 Who wants to bet, right now, their left nut, that 2019 will be "the warmest year on record?"
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I'm in!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 05:39 PM (kQs4Y)

298 olddog....thoughts and prayers coming your way

Posted by: TickledPink at February 10, 2019 05:39 PM (VpnSm)

299 I am so sorry to hear about that olddog. I will pray.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still weirdly happy at February 10, 2019 05:39 PM (MkcN1)

300 Very sorry Olddog.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 05:40 PM (kQs4Y)

301 Weasel and redc1c4, I'll put you both down as "in" then. :-)

Would August or September work for you both? Want to give plenty of notice.

I'll also start posting about in on the ONT and we'll see who else we can rustle up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 05:40 PM (miE9U)

302 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes

What was the name of the ax place?

I forgot, and want to look it up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 05:41 PM (cqNba)

303 Instead of the egg directly on the pizza, mebbe make a hollandaise sauce, put it in a squeeze bottle, and your guests can make a mess of their own slice.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 10, 2019 05:41 PM (whUgy)

304 Urban Axes, VIA?

Posted by: no good deed at February 10, 2019 05:41 PM (uTY3H)

305 VIA:

https://urbanaxes.com/baltimore/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 05:42 PM (kQs4Y)

306 So...for next weekend, I went back to breaded chicken after all. I have a lemon chicken recipe that is actually pretty good, and I've decided to go with that.

Luckily, there is no flour and dredging and all of that. It goes straight from the marinade into a ziploc with bread crumbs....so I am good with that.

Posted by: TickledPink at February 10, 2019 05:42 PM (VpnSm)

307 Spike Lee wont cast Liam Neeson after rape revenge comments

LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 05:42 PM (Y+V3r)

308 240
For some reason, my pan-fried ground sirloin steak with sauted onions
and peppers with brown gravy over Bbasmati rice didn't seem to make the
official cookbook. But that's the menu at Chez Anon tonight. Alas,
dinner won't have the ambiance of the NoVaMoMe nor the fascinating
conversation.

Posted by: Anon Imus at February 10, 2019 05:18 PM (+Kpte)


Get you one of those indoor grills. You will never go back to pan fried steak again. But you can continue to saute those onions in a small skillet.

Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 05:42 PM (mpXpK)

309 I make a really good meatloaf.

I'm no pizza purist.

I'd imagine that same really good meatloaf would respond well be being scooped out using a size 40 Vollrath disher.

I'd imagine those scoops could then be sliced fairly easily, too.

Hmm...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 05:43 PM (LX21o)

310 Thanks, guys. Yes, we both need prayers. We're both still in shock but realists.

She went to baby shower in STL yesterday and wore her mother's full length mind stole. After being asked by several attendees why she broke out the mink, she calmly stated, "Hell, I could be dead in 6 months."

Several of the women were aghast and asked why she would say such a thing. She then proceeded to learn them about her condition. I swear to G*d she's a bigger moron than me.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:43 PM (Dhht7)

311 Oooooh.....me and the bf did axe throwing in Nashville. It was so much fun! I would totally do it again.

Posted by: TickledPink at February 10, 2019 05:43 PM (VpnSm)

312 Hang dai olddog

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 05:44 PM (LX21o)

313 Prayers up for you and your wife, olddog - that's just awful to hear :-(

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at February 10, 2019 05:44 PM (uDcBt)

314 olddog, oh man. Prayers up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 05:44 PM (miE9U)

315 mind = mink

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:45 PM (Dhht7)

316 308---Get you one of those indoor grills....
Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 05:42 PM (mpXpK)
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Do those really work as advertised?
Do you have one?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 05:45 PM (Rxduq)

317 Thanks Eris.



Yeh, we need to do this.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 05:46 PM (cqNba)

318
The way they keep adjusting temps, it's going to turn out the 1930s never got above freezing.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp


The Frozen Grapes of Wrath

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2019 05:46 PM (aKsyK)

319 Pizza dough is much improved by aging, at least 24 hours. 2 to 3 days is probably better.

My pies turn out pretty good, consistency is a problem. Have better luck with smaller pies, and not trying to load them down with lots of ingredients. Still it pisses me off that a frozen POS pizza is more consistent.

The delivery people piss me iff too. We're talking .25c worth of dough/flour here. And they are uniformly awful. The crust isn't the "best" part of a Pizza, but it's damn important, know what I mean?

Posted by: Common Tater at February 10, 2019 05:46 PM (s8v1a)

320 That mink story is an inspiration to us all.
Or should be!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 05:47 PM (Rxduq)

321 I'd imagine that same really good meatloaf would respond well be being scooped out using a size 40 Vollrath disher.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 05:43 PM (LX21o)

That's how I make my meatballs.

It makes it easy to form them gently so the stay wonderfully tender.

Because it takes a tough dildo to make a tender meatball.

Or something like that.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 05:48 PM (wYseH)

322 316 Do those really work as advertised?

Do you have one?



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 05:45 PM (Rxduq)

Yes they do, I put one one my Christmas list to wifey to get me and she got it.

This is what she go me, and it works great.

https://tinyurl.com/y2dmjb5p

Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 05:49 PM (mpXpK)

323 olddog, we will keep your wife and you in our prayers. I'm so sorry.

Weasel!!!! We had such a good time! And you and bluebell did the heavy lifting for this. I just showed up and got in the way of the coat rack. And that poor fellow trying to schlep appetizers in and out. Lunch with you would be lovely, but it will have to wait until after my surgery, unless you would rather meet up with Mr. Moki and talk shootin'. Just so you know, he's perfectly fine with that.

Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 05:49 PM (mFoNl)

324 An Iranian nuclear scientist in possession of information about the Revolutionary Guards' nuclear program was smuggled from Tehran to Britain in a combined operation that involved intelligence agents from Britain, the United States, and Israel.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 05:50 PM (Y+V3r)

325 olddog: our best to you and yours... and i dropped a note to FenelonSpoke, so you should be on the prayer list this week.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 10, 2019 05:50 PM (ATMED)

326 I swear to G*d she's a bigger moron than me.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:43 PM (Dhht7)

Awesome!

I'll bet there are people around here who have had diet challenges like hers and who would be happy to suggest a few recipes or help out a bit...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 05:51 PM (wYseH)

327 Thanks, Margarita. That means a lot to me.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:51 PM (Dhht7)

328 CBD, there is a joke in that comment, but I'm not tellin it.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:51 PM (kw9ZZ)

329 322--This is what she got me, and it works great.

https://tinyurl.com/y2dmjb5p
Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 05:49 PM (mpXpK)
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Hmmm.
I'm going to look into that for sure.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 10, 2019 05:52 PM (Rxduq)

330 282 Found out from G-I doc on Wed. she has pancreatic
cancer. Met with oncologist on Fri. and found out she probably has stage
4 liver cancer to boot. More tests next week.



Eating good tasting food is looking bleaker.





Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Dhht7)

So sorry oldog. Prayers for you and wifey.

Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 05:52 PM (mpXpK)

331

You can get your mind stole in one of those Vulcan mind melds.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2019 05:53 PM (aKsyK)

332 An Iranian nuclear scientist in possession of information about the Revolutionary Guards' nuclear program was smuggled from Tehran to Britain in a combined operation that involved intelligence agents from Britain, the United States, and Israel.
Posted by: Nevergiveup a


..and possibly others who prefer to stay anonymous...*Saudi

Posted by: runner at February 10, 2019 05:53 PM (bUjCl)

333 That mink story is an inspiration to us all.
Or should be!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille


This, Dad gave me mom's silver fox jacket after a few years after she passed. I told me to wear it and enjoy it, not keep it in storage or the closet. I wore it until it was worn out. I wish I had another one. It was so warm and comfy.

Posted by: Infidel at February 10, 2019 05:53 PM (9L2du)

334 olddog, fish may be easier to keep down and many small portions will definitely help. At least 6 a day.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 05:53 PM (kw9ZZ)

335 175
Yes, there was a great time to be had yesterday at the NoVaMoMe. Even
the usually stoic SgtMaj had herself an unexpectedly good time. Score
one for the Morons. As for those wishing reports, you know that what
happens at MoMe stays at MoMe! Unless of course you send enough cash to
my PayPal. Then I'll spill.

Posted by: Rocky Lombo's Pancreaus at February 10, 2019 04:49 PM (mUoYB)

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Nice to see you here! Ah, now I remember that you're an 'ette's
husband, but I can't remember which one you're married to. Is it
IntheBellyoftheBeast?



Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 04:52 PM (U5tDi)
And was great meeting you also BlueBell. Unfortunately, the SgtMaj is not an 'ette. She only came along as my driver, or ShowFer as she calls it. We both had L's after our nics. I was the one in black with the cheesy 'stash. She tells me I blend in better with the curtains when I dress that way.

Posted by: Rocky Lombo's Pancreaus at February 10, 2019 05:54 PM (mUoYB)

336 He told me. . .

Posted by: Infidel at February 10, 2019 05:54 PM (9L2du)

337 " I just showed up and got in the way of the coat rack. "

Oh, horse poopy.

Thank you for helping both of us while we were trying to figure out what to do, and where to go.

I wish we had talked more.
But, that's on me for not staying at the rack with y'all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 05:57 PM (cqNba)

338 Sunday afternoons on my local radio station are great. They play my kind of non-stop old fogy music nonstop with very few advertisements.

Posted by: Vic at February 10, 2019 05:57 PM (mpXpK)

339 old dog, can she eat dairy? Quiches and custards may be easier to eat, and provide her with nutrition, if she can tolerate dairy and eggs. Bananas, yogurt, oatmeal...it seems like a lot of beige food works best. But honestly, she should eat whatever she can tolerate, because keeping weight on is the challenge now.

Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 05:57 PM (mFoNl)

340 That's how I make my meatballs.

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That's good to know. I've never made them, so I might give it a shot. I suspect the kids would love the novelty of them in spaghetti.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 05:57 PM (xyung)

341 Prayers for you and the Mrs. olddog, May God grant you peace and calm during your time together here on earth, be it long or short. Please hold hands and tell each other you have loved your life together.

Hugs

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 10, 2019 05:57 PM (PkVlr)

342 301 Weasel and redc1c4, I'll put you both down as "in" then. :-)

Would August or September work for you both? Want to give plenty of notice.

I'll also start posting about in on the ONT and we'll see who else we can rustle up.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 05:40 PM (miE9U)
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I'd be a definite maybe! Let me know as the plans firm up!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 05:58 PM (MVjcR)

343 Thanks, redc1c4.. I dropped an email to Fen Sat. morning. Wasn't sure if I felt comfortable mentioning on a thread since I'm an infrequent commenter.

However, food has been a joy for us in our 39 yrs of marriage and it breaks my heart to see her struggle to keep a f*cking Boost down. Breakfast is pills, few raisins, cashews, etc. Sucks.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:58 PM (Dhht7)

344 Has anyone mentioned that bluebell looks exactly like the mom in Tangled?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 10, 2019 05:58 PM (vcatx)

345 Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Dhht7)

I got your e-mail and have responded. Sorry for the delay. The g mail account does not come on my phone nor does any e-mail. I have to look on the computer for that but my husband and I did pray for your wife this morning and will continue to do so. Red also notified me so we will get her on the prayer list for this week.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 10, 2019 05:59 PM (AllCR)

346 Aldi's has some very good pizzas, both frozen and fresh. We usually get the cheese and then doctor them up our own way. I've spoken with folks who work for their cheese supplier. They say Aldi's is very fussy and insists on top grade product. Who knew?

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:00 PM (7ZQe3)

347 Olddog.. if I can do anything to help please let me know. As one Missourian to another.. I'm here if you need anything.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 06:00 PM (dUJdY)

348

Doughnuts, beer and board games: Doughnuts & Dragons to open in northeast Indianapolis

The idea for the eclectic concept came about gradually. Dollive used to buy and sell Magic: The Gathering cards to make a living. It funded his expenses while attending Purdue University, and helped pay the bills after he graduated three years ago.

But the finance major found it difficult to scale and do full-time. So he decided to open his own business. Doughnuts & Dragons started as an artisanal doughnut shop, evolving into adding a craft beer bar and finally a board game library.

https://outline.com/wCX7Ek

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2019 06:01 PM (aKsyK)

349
Oh, horse poopy.

Thank you for helping both of us while we were trying to figure out what to do, and where to go.

I wish we had talked more.
But, that's on me for not staying at the rack with y'all.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 05:57 PM (cqNba)

You are most welcome!!!! I wish we had talked more too. I'm thinking us peoples what think alike and live close by need to make an effort to get together more frequently for lunch or something. I would be game for a NoVA lunch group once every couple of months. We could switch the meeting place around to be more convenient for different folks.

Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 06:01 PM (mFoNl)

350 Hi, horde! Late to the party.

Wow, World Cup of Pastry. Beautiful stuff!

Posted by: April at February 10, 2019 06:01 PM (OX9vb)

351 +1 on Aldi's. I've praised their pizza's here before when I tried a huge meat lovers something that was $5 or so.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 06:01 PM (xyung)

352 344 Has anyone mentioned that bluebell looks exactly like the mom in Tangled?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 10, 2019 05:58 PM (vcatx)

I cannot unsee that now.

Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 06:02 PM (mFoNl)

353 Somebody fess up about NGU. I see him as 6ft+, fit and a great smile.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:02 PM (kw9ZZ)

354 Add or subtract apostrophes as needed. I'm taking the honey badger approach today.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 06:03 PM (xyung)

355 Hello everyone!

I made a pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy for Sunday lunch.

Mashed potatoes are an art form.

Posted by: ALH at February 10, 2019 06:03 PM (vBjuR)

356 353 Somebody fess up about NGU. I see him as 6ft+, fit and a great smile.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:02 PM (kw9ZZ)



Nailed it!!! He does have a great smile, dentist thing notwithstanding!!

Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 06:03 PM (mFoNl)

357 Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 06:01 PM (mFoNl)




I didn't properly get the chance to say hello last night.



*Waves*

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 06:03 PM (9/vGE)

358 Wasn't sure if I felt comfortable mentioning on a thread since I'm an infrequent commenter.

OldDog-I am not an official person on here (Not a COB or anything) but as far as I'm concerned-as receiver of the prayer requests it's always fine to mention a need for prayer. Doesn't make any difference how many times you have posted-infrequent or frequent, These are concerns which come from the heart and people here care.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 10, 2019 06:03 PM (AllCR)

359 Vendette!!!!

Waves back.

I hope you had a good time!

Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 06:04 PM (mFoNl)

360 Ben Had, yes, I've started cooking more fish for her. Yes, she should eat more smaller meals, but I've been lucky to get her to snack few times a day and then small dinner.

Moki, she does somewhat ok with eggs. Just depends on the day. I can't figure out a pattern.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 06:04 PM (Dhht7)

361 Aldi's has some very good pizzas, both frozen and
fresh. We usually get the cheese and then doctor them up our own way.
I've spoken with folks who work for their cheese supplier. They say
Aldi's is very fussy and insists on top grade product. Who knew?

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:00 PM (7ZQe3)

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Aldi pizzas are good. I tried Aldi pizza sauce just last week and it was very tasty.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 10, 2019 06:04 PM (XXNQ+)

362 I'd get my next crown from NGU.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 06:05 PM (9/vGE)

363 Oh, yay for the after action thread! Of course, I just got home and this is likely to be willowed. So I'll probably post it again somewhere.

People were asking me "hey, does you nic have anything to do with that new Netflix show, Bandersnatch?" Why no, no it doesn't.

Jabberwocky

BY LEWIS CARROLL


'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 10, 2019 06:06 PM (fuK7c)

364 344 Has anyone mentioned that bluebell looks exactly like the mom in Tangled?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 10, 2019 05:58 PM (vcatx)
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Bluebell knows best!

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

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 06:06 PM (kQs4Y)

365 Weasel, will do!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 06:06 PM (miE9U)

366 " I'm thinking us peoples what think alike and live close by need to make an effort to get together more frequently for lunch or something. "

Yes

Yes

Even if it's just a small gathering for dinner and enjoying company.

I just asked Bluebell to pass Eris our e-mail for exactly that reason.

Which is sooo much easier than exchanging info when you are talking face to face...
Right?

So if Bluebell can push our e-mail to yours as well, that would make it easier.

Well, except for Bluebell.

And I just found out that Mrs VIA always assumed that the HQ had some methodology to allow PM'ing and such.

She was surprised to find out that we have to do it the old fashioned way.

A friend of a friend...of a friend.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 06:07 PM (cqNba)

367 Aldi pizzas are good. I tried Aldi pizza sauce just last week and it was very tasty.


Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 10, 2019 06:04 PM (XXNQ+)

Marinara sauce.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 06:07 PM (9/vGE)

368 Somebody fess up about NGU. I see him as 6ft+, fit and a great smile.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:02 PM (kw9ZZ)

5'7 and the more I drink, the more I smile

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 06:08 PM (Y+V3r)

369 Wifey is trying her hand at home made pizza, from scratch. Everything, crust, toppings.
We have a pizza stone and a bamboo peel.
Now she says our oven doesn't get hot enough, has to get to 500 degrees, which ours is a little shy of, being a standard residential type oven.
Is this plausible?

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 10, 2019 06:08 PM (w7KSn)

370 Actually 5'7 and 1/2

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 06:08 PM (Y+V3r)

371 Old Dog be strong for the Mrs, and don't forget, for yourself.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 10, 2019 06:09 PM (FTlwv)

372
Weasel!!!! We had such a good time! And you and bluebell did the heavy lifting for this. I just showed up and got in the way of the coat rack. And that poor fellow trying to schlep appetizers in and out. Lunch with you would be lovely, but it will have to wait until after my surgery, unless you would rather meet up with Mr. Moki and talk shootin'. Just so you know, he's perfectly fine with that.
Posted by: moki at February 10, 2019 05:49 PM (mFoNl)
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Be sure to let me know when you're having your surgery, and we'll work around that. Sorry I didn't make time to speak with you and Mr. m more last night! I think you guys might enjoy a machine gun trip to WA later this year.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 06:09 PM (MVjcR)

373 Maybe 5'8 in my combat boots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 06:09 PM (Y+V3r)

374 bluebell has an inner glow that comes from being a truly good person. I am honored to have met her.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:10 PM (kw9ZZ)

375 I haven't tried Aldi's pizza or spaghetti sauce, but I'm pretty sure Newman's Own stopped making the spaghetti sauce I like (Sockarooni), so I'm on the lookout for a new favorite.

It could just be our store stopped carrying it, of course, but it gives me an excuse to try something new.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 06:10 PM (xyung)

376 Olddog, each day may be different with respect to what the mrs can or wants to eat. When i was going thru chemo all i ever wanted was bacon and eggs. But there were days the smell of anything turned me off. It was hard to keep eating, but being around people during meals encouraged me to try

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 10, 2019 06:10 PM (7Lklb)

377 Nurse, your comment is taken to heart.

The day we found out about the pancreatic cancer I was 4hrs away from home going to work where my primary biz is located. She called me with the bad news, but said I didn't need to come home and would see me in 3 days.

Didn't want to fight with her on the phone and said, "Sure, honey." Then proceeded to turn around and go home.

When she saw me she cried and said she felt worse for messing up my work plans. That's the way she rolls and why I love her.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 06:11 PM (Dhht7)

378 Welp, I'll have to try an Aldi frozen pizza.
Thanks for the tip, everyone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 06:12 PM (miE9U)

379 I see him as 6ft+, fit and a great smile.


I would like everyone who hasn't met me yo imagine me as being 6 feet and fit with a great smile. and if you never meet me you will not be disappointed. LOL. Well, I Do have a nice smile I think.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 10, 2019 06:12 PM (AllCR)

380 Welp, I'll have to try an Aldi frozen pizza.


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Get a frozen and get a chilled one from the meat/cheese section.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 06:12 PM (xyung)

381 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 10, 2019 06:06 PM (fuK7c)
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Very nice to finally meet you last night!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 06:12 PM (MVjcR)

382 The Valentine's Day dinner I will be attending with a date starts with charcuterie, then beer cheddar soup, steak and ends with a flourless chocolate cake.
Each course will be paired with a beer.

I am looking forward to it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still weirdly happy at February 10, 2019 06:12 PM (MkcN1)

383 Even if it's just a small gathering for dinner and enjoying company

THIS!! I'm totally in. Anywhere in the Missouri/Kansas area.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 06:13 PM (dUJdY)

384 NGU, if I ever wanted to be a fly on the wall it would be a gathering of you CBD and J.J.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:14 PM (kw9ZZ)

385 For the 4th hottest year eveh,last year sucked as far as my tomatoes cared, barely had 90s and last year almost broke wettest year.

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2019 06:14 PM (/rm4P)

386 The meet up sounds like it was fun.
I was 3000 miles away at the time.
I went to one years ago, but it was with the LGFers.
It was unremarkable.
Another time.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 10, 2019 06:14 PM (w7KSn)

387 That's the way she rolls and why I love her.

She sounds like a truly amazing woman.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 06:14 PM (dUJdY)

388 The Aldi's fresh ones are huge. 16" i believe . For $4.99, any toppings. Great deal!

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:14 PM (7ZQe3)

389 377 Nurse, your comment is taken to heart.

The day we found out about the pancreatic cancer I was 4hrs away from home going to work where my primary biz is located. She called me with the bad news, but said I didn't need to come home and would see me in 3 days.

Didn't want to fight with her on the phone and said, "Sure, honey." Then proceeded to turn around and go home.

When she saw me she cried and said she felt worse for messing up my work plans. That's the way she rolls and why I love her.
Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 06:11 PM (Dhht7)
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Posted by: Northernlurker, still weirdly happy at February 10, 2019 06:14 PM (MkcN1)

390 Very nice to finally meet you last night!

Posted by: Weasel



Likewise, kind sir. And oh bluebell I love that mug so much!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 10, 2019 06:14 PM (fuK7c)

391 Prayers are sent for the olddog family in these difficult times.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at February 10, 2019 06:15 PM (bmdz3)

392

Likewise, kind sir. And oh bluebell I love that mug so much!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 10, 2019 06:14 PM (fuK7c)
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Didn't she do a great job with those?

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2019 06:16 PM (MVjcR)

393 Moron Robbie, that's one of my pet peeves, when I fall in love with a product and then it gets discontinued.

I loved a lot of the Margaritaville refrigerated dips, and have since found out they're long gone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 06:16 PM (miE9U)

394 The MoMe sounds like so much fun. I wish we could have a Badger one.

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:16 PM (7ZQe3)

395 Pete Seria, I'll check that out. Thanks!

Also, my nearby Whole Foods 365 I believe sells fresh pizza.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 06:17 PM (miE9U)

396 olddog, I am so very sorry to hear the news about your wife. I will keep you both in my prayers. It sounds like you have a wonderful marriage and you will be the rock she needs. Prayers and more prayers.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:17 PM (U5tDi)

397 Pete, what state are you in?

Just in case anyone in the SoCal area missed it, I want to get a Southern California MoMee up and running at Pechanga this late summer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 06:17 PM (miE9U)

398 384 Ben Had

Jews. In. Space.

Posted by: ibguy at February 10, 2019 06:18 PM (EHVbt)

399 NGU, if I ever wanted to be a fly on the wall it would be a gathering of you CBD and J.J.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:14 PM (kw9ZZ)

Oy Vey

We have had a few of those. And lived to tell about it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 06:18 PM (Y+V3r)

400 The MoMe sounds like so much fun. I wish we could have a Badger one.
Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:16 PM (7ZQe3)
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You can! There's certainly enough of you to give it a go. Pick a date and a place and ask one of the cobs to post your contact info on the sidebar. It's always worth driving a little ways to meet fellow Morons, if you can.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:18 PM (U5tDi)

401 Bander! So nice to meet you and I'm so glad you like your mug. I was really pleased with the way it turned out. Thank you for letting me use the images from the cookbook.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:19 PM (U5tDi)

402 >>>For some reason, my pan-fried ground sirloin steak with sauted onions and peppers with brown gravy over Bbasmati rice didn't seem to make the official cookbook.

that sounds delicious, and don't don't feel too bad! i was on the cookbook committee and didn't get credit. bon appetit!

Posted by: trapper's girl, formerly concrete girl at February 10, 2019 06:19 PM (VzI4f)

403 Had raw oysters last night, $1 each at happy hour, ordering at one minute to six, also a bucket of Yuengling Golden Pilsener, and an order of crunchy tuna roll sushi. Yum.

Drove down to Everglade City today to see what was up at the seafood festival. Stone crab claws. Double yum.

The spa temp is now set to 105 and we are doing Bacanora shots. Five degrees to go. Sunset was colorful.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 10, 2019 06:20 PM (+fPHo)

404 Wisconsin. East central, on the shores of Michi Gami!

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:20 PM (7ZQe3)

405 I loved a lot of the Margaritaville refrigerated dips, and have since found out they're long gone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 06:16 PM (miE9U)


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I like the Newmans Own stuff in large part because he was a decent guy who was doing something decent. I don't know much about the company recently, but I remember reading that Paul Newman was the sole owner before he died and gave all profits to charity. The product is very good, but that's a nice benefit, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 06:20 PM (xyung)

406 (((HUGS))) and prayers Olddog. Very rough trying to entice appetite but having to limit fat. I like candied ginger when I have run of the mill, couple day tummy upsets. If she can eat a bit, it may help with the nausea. I personally don't like any of the ginger teas but they work well for some folks. Lots of sugar in the tea. Maybe mint tea if she doesn't care for ginger.

I like white rice with sugar and cinnamon and a bit of milk, it was our poor folks rice pudding growing up so its got childhood comfort food association for me. Maybe crepes/egg pancakes with various favorite jelly or jams, or just toast and jam for easy light snacks that provide calories. I also like a bit of sour cream in oatmeal made with dried fruits, I don't use the fat free, but sour cream is something that tastes OK in the low fat or fat free version IMO.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 10, 2019 06:20 PM (14KKl)

407 Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 10, 2019 06:08 PM (w7KSn)


Try baking a few before you decide...

And you can always put the stone under the broiler for an extra pop!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 06:21 PM (wYseH)

408 >>>Wisconsin. East central, on the shores of Michi Gami!
Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:20 PM (7ZQe3)

I'm SE Wisconsin. I'd be for it

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 10, 2019 06:22 PM (7Lklb)

409 Northernlurker, Your Valentine's Day dinner plans sound wonderful.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at February 10, 2019 06:22 PM (bmdz3)

410 olddog......prayers for your wife and you.

Hey! There is a meet up coming up in April. Colorado Morondevous. April 27th. Save the date

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.........the sidekick at February 10, 2019 06:22 PM (c1nDO)

411 Moron, yup. Still miss Paul Newman.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 06:22 PM (miE9U)

412 Thanks, bluebell.

Been worried about church, though. She stopped going and giving since Pope Frank came on to the scene. Haven't been brave enough to ask if she would like to go back to Mass. She's on those stubborn Missouri mules.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 06:23 PM (Dhht7)

413 well off to bed..been a long day and have an early patient tomorrow.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 10, 2019 06:24 PM (Y+V3r)

414 Pete Seria, there is an opportunity staring at you. Everyone that has done one will help you.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:24 PM (kw9ZZ)

415 Hey My Life, maybe we could talk the Badger Horde into a Mo Me at Miller Park once the season starts. Could reserve a room at TGI Fridays

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:25 PM (7ZQe3)

416 I'm sorry, concrete girl - there were a lot of people on the original cookbook committee and we gave you all a general thank-you in the introduction. We only specifically listed people who proofread the chapters, and Bander for the illustrations. But I do remember that you were diligent about popping up in threads and reminding people to send in their recipes, so thank you again for that! In fact, we got recipes in such numbers that we couldn't possibly use everything, which was too bad, so we just tried to make sure we used something from everyone with a nice variety.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:25 PM (U5tDi)

417 Olddog,

Prayers and peace. I felt guilty but grateful when my boys gave up a year's worth of hanging out with friends to help me out during cancer treatment. It still is the most wonderful thing anyone has ever done for me. They gave me their time.

And lots of hugs.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 10, 2019 06:25 PM (PkVlr)

418 I think we need a Horde round of applause for ibguy that holds the record for MoMe's.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:26 PM (kw9ZZ)

419
Her Majesty has arrived in New York, got the equipment to the benching and is at the hotel.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 06:26 PM (LsBY9)

420 >>>maybe we could talk the Badger Horde into a Mo Me at Miller Park once the season starts. Could reserve a room at TGI Fridays
Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:25 PM (7ZQe3)

That could be fun!

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 10, 2019 06:26 PM (7Lklb)

421 Summers always better in WI anyway

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:27 PM (7ZQe3)

422 Been worried about church, though. She stopped going and giving since Pope Frank came on to the scene. Haven't been brave enough to ask if she would like to go back to Mass. She's on those stubborn Missouri mules.
Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 06:23 PM (Dhht7)
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He's not my favorite pope either, olddog. But maybe remind her that the pope isn't the Church - and the Church is still the same Church it ever was, despite what bad people have done. Do find a way to ask her if she wants to go back, if you can. She might find that would give her a lot of peace - and you too.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:27 PM (U5tDi)

423 "I think we need a Horde round of applause for ibguy that holds the record for MoMe's."

*Stands*




*Applause*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 10, 2019 06:28 PM (cqNba)

424 I did not get to see the mug with NOOD in the bottom.

I want one.

Posted by: blaster at February 10, 2019 06:28 PM (jmIQu)

425 And I just found out that Mrs VIA always assumed that the HQ had some methodology to allow PM'ing and such.



She was surprised to find out that we have to do it the old fashioned way.
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that functionality will be coming with the Minx 0.8 alpha upgrade...

which is due in #twoweeks

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 10, 2019 06:29 PM (ATMED)

426 Been worried about church, though. She stopped going and giving since Pope Frank came on to the scene. Haven't been brave enough to ask if she would like to go back to Mass. She's on those stubborn Missouri mules.
Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 06:23 PM (Dhht7)
He's not my favorite pope either, olddog. But maybe remind her that the pope isn't the Church - and the Church is still the same Church it ever was, despite what bad people have done. Do find a way to ask her if she wants to go back, if you can. She might find that would give her a lot of peace - and you too.
Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:27 PM (U5tDi)

^^This^^

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 10, 2019 06:29 PM (7Lklb)

427 Olddog, whereabouts in MO are you?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 06:29 PM (LsBY9)

428 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 10, 2019 06:06 PM (fuK7c)

I always loved saying, "The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!"

Well, actually, I still do....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 10, 2019 06:31 PM (wYseH)

429 >> Summers always better in WI anyway
Posted by: Pete Seria at February 10, 2019 06:27 PM (7ZQe3)

Most definitely an improvement over winter! I love the 4 seasons, but this winter has been rough

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 10, 2019 06:31 PM (7Lklb)

430
He's not my favorite pope either, olddog. But maybe remind her that the pope isn't the Church - and the Church is still the same Church it ever was, despite what bad people have done. Do find a way to ask her if she wants to go back, if you can. She might find that would give her a lot of peace - and you too.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:27 PM (U5tDi)


Well said. Olddog, this lady is wicked smart. Listen to what she says.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 06:32 PM (LsBY9)

431 Speaking of weather, how fortuitous that the MoMee was on such a beautiful, clear weekend. Had a nice break from the MoMayhem by taking a smoke-and-joke break with Hogmartin and Bander outside the restaurant.

Ooh, our next meetup should be at a hookah bar! I could loll around on a divan puffing away at a water pipe.

My one gripe about the venue was that the din of conversation drowned out the conversations.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 06:32 PM (kQs4Y)

432 A Star Is Born!!!

Wow. Each thing he did was an escalation and- wow.

Posted by: t-bird at February 10, 2019 06:32 PM (VP1E6)

433 blaster, I took a picture. I'll email it to you.

Muad'dib made it specially the way Ben Had wanted it done. His company does personalized mugs but on the outside of the mug, not the inside. He put on his engineer hat and set to work and it was perfect.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:33 PM (U5tDi)

434 So we got an instant pot.....little overwhelmed. Anyone have any suggestions for getting started?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.........the sidekick at February 10, 2019 06:33 PM (c1nDO)

435 175
Yes, there was a great time to be had yesterday at the NoVaMoMe. Even
the usually stoic SgtMaj had herself an unexpectedly good time. Score
one for the Morons. As for those wishing reports, you know that what
happens at MoMe stays at MoMe! Unless of course you send enough cash to
my PayPal. Then I'll spill.

Posted by: Rocky Lombo's Pancreaus at February 10, 2019 04:49 PM (mUoYB)
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Rocky, it was such a pleasant surprise to meet someone from politics back home. Here we are in Virginia and we have common roots upstate. Your wife insisted "I know you from somewhere" and after going through a laundry list of possibilities, we finally figured out. Anyway, it was so good to meet you and the SgtMaj. I hope to see you guys again!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 10, 2019 06:33 PM (ZxU8C)

436 My one gripe about the venue was that the din of conversation drowned out the conversations.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 06:32 PM (kQs4Y)
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Next one's in your living room! I'll bring the napkins.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:34 PM (U5tDi)

437 Next one's in your living room! I'll bring the napkins.
Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:34 PM (U5tDi)

Let's do it!

Indoor crossbow range!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 06:34 PM (kQs4Y)

438 Palerider, thanks. White rice has helped. However, what I didn't mention was that prior to gall bladder removal in May, she was having major esophageal issues.

This was from years of taking Advil for her migraines. Tore up her esophagus. Been going every 6-9 months to get it stretched so she could swallow. Sometimes toast is a challenge. Sometimes not.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 06:35 PM (Dhht7)

439 My one gripe about the venue was that the din of conversation drowned out the conversations.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 06:32 PM (kQs4Y)

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we had the same issue at the SoCal MoMe down in OC last summer.

on the upside, QDP wasn't there, so no Quora nonsense.


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 10, 2019 06:35 PM (ATMED)

440 My one gripe about the venue was that the din of conversation drowned out the conversations.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes



I would vote for someplace less urban chic and with bourbons for less than $14. Also more conversation friendly acoustics.

And maybe pool tables.

But that takes nothing away from the pleasure of meeting and re-meeting some 'Ettes and whoever else was there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 10, 2019 06:36 PM (fuK7c)

441 Alas, Dear Ace will not consent to having the mugs mass produced as a benefit to him, but this would be a seller for him.

I asked first.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:37 PM (kw9ZZ)

442
This word. What does it mean?

hypergamous

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 10, 2019 06:37 PM (KYuJa)

443 Hadrian, I'm in Rush Limbaugh's hometown.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 06:37 PM (Dhht7)

444
NOOD

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 10, 2019 06:37 PM (KYuJa)

445 So we got an instant pot.....little overwhelmed. Anyone have any suggestions for getting started?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.........the sidekick at February 10, 2019 06:33 PM (c1nDO)

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smoke it outside, so the smell doesn't get into the drapes and furniture upholstery.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 10, 2019 06:37 PM (ATMED)

446 Bander, I hear you. But unless you've tried to do a MoMe in this area, you have absolutely no idea how hard it is to do. We were so lucky that Nearsider was able to secure this place for us.

The other thing is that it was really convenient for those who flew in. They didn't need to rent a car because they could get from the airport to their hotel to the MoMe all on the Metro system.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:38 PM (U5tDi)

447 But that takes nothing away from the pleasure of meeting and re-meeting some 'Ettes and whoever else was there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 10, 2019 06:36 PM (fuK7c)

I lurked in the corner with Deborah H and Beltway Elite. Had good conversations with both.

Posted by: Vendette at February 10, 2019 06:39 PM (9/vGE)

448 I'm feeling chatty, so here goes:

I only eat raw oysters in restaurants where I know the dudes in the back (where I have worked). Allow me to expand...and maybe burst a couple of bubbles...

Seafood restaurants by necessity have to shuck a lot of oysters in advance to keep up with orders during service...so there are RACKS of oysters on the half shell in the walk-in. But the air in the refrigeration tends to dry them out, even if covered with plastic film. So, before placing these shiny orbs of goodness before you, they will take a chilled squeeze bottle of salt water and give each one a refresher shot, making them seem like they just opened them up. Yes, a common practice. Beware, this means they might be a couple days old. Oysters are rarely shucked to order. And if they are, prepare to find some grit in your dentures.

If you're ordering cooked oysters (a la Rockefeller), the oysters probably come from a gallon can of fresh, shucked oysters that are placed on clean shells, topping added, and broiled. Nothing wrong with that...restaurants pay big bucks for fresh, shucked oysters in bulk--which is why the appetizer is so expensive (and you get it in a timely manner). Shucking oysters is time-consuming, and requires a certain amount of fearlessness and expertise. Most everyone I know has slid an oyster knife into their palm. But that's probably because of the beer.

Best way to eat oysters as a novice? Go to a fundraiser. My (all volunteer) fire department holds an annual all you can eat ham (?) and oyster feast. Never understood the ham part. It's a BYOB event. Oysters are served fried or on the half shall. They have a whole fire company and volunteers in the truck bays shucking fresh oysters, and frying up battered oysters. Then, they have fire hoses to flush out the mess at the end of the night. My friend, Russo, holds the record for eating raw oysters: 121, with no aftereffects (we checked). He's 5'5 and weights about 135.

Sorry if this is so long. I need to get a job.

Posted by: liz953 at February 10, 2019 06:39 PM (frv51)

449 olddog, milkshakes or even better malts. Mix a raw egg in the malt.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:40 PM (kw9ZZ)

450 This was from years of taking Advil for her migraines.

This scares me as I have been taking it for my arthritis. Friends keep telling me to stop taking it but WTH? So, I live in pain all the time?

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 10, 2019 06:40 PM (dUJdY)

451
Hadrian, I'm in Rush Limbaugh's hometown.

Thanks. Unfortunately, no FSSP parishes near you.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 06:41 PM (LsBY9)

452 Not a complaint, Bluebell! Just an observation. I actually like this venue and got a nice hotel a block away.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 06:41 PM (kQs4Y)

453 Sorry if this is so long. I need to get a job.
Posted by: liz953 at February 10, 2019 06:39 PM (frv51)
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Wow, that is eye-opening! Thank you. I hope a certain cob sees this.

121 oysters. Russo is a lunatic.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:42 PM (U5tDi)

454 So we got an instant pot.....little overwhelmed. Anyone have any suggestions for getting started?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.........the sidekick at February 10, 2019 06:33 PM (c1nDO)

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They can be a bit intimidating at first. Cook a few things and you'll start to understand the buttons and procedures a bit more, though.

The weirdest part for me was getting adjusted to there not being an "on" or "start" button but instead just pushing what you want and then waiting for a few seconds to pass and it would begin.

Rice turns out great and is possibly worth the cost just as a rice cooker alone. Rinse the rice and put 1:1 rice to water in the pot, flip the selector on top to the pressure cooking setting (vs slow cooker), and press the rice button.

Chili is great after being pressure cooked, too. Use the saute setting to brown the beef and onions, peppers, and whatever you put in your chili that needs browning, then add the rest of the ingredients. Put the lid on and switch the selector to pressure, and IIRC there's a chili button that cooks for 10 minutes. I use the soup/stew button sometimes too because it gives the meat and beans such a great texture. Tongue-tender vs teeth-tender.

I'll post some others soon, hopefully. I've just gotten busy but remind us next food thread. Maybe CBD would consider an instant pot thread or section? I'd be happy to help with it if so.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 10, 2019 06:42 PM (LX21o)

455 Not a complaint, Bluebell! Just an observation. I actually like this venue and got a nice hotel a block away.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 06:41 PM (kQs4Y)
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Oh, I know! And some of the places we looked at wouldn't have been nearly as convenient. But I hear you on the noise factor - my voice just couldn't hold out, and I'm used to yelling at five kids. Although I'm a little out of practice.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2019 06:44 PM (U5tDi)

456 121 oysters. Russo is a lunatic.


Russo is a benchmark.

I didn't count, but at a friends "bachelor party" (no strippers and it was at the KoC where the bride's father was a member) they had basically unlimited shuck your own oysters.

I shucked a lot.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 10, 2019 06:45 PM (fuK7c)

457 Eris, I understand you got a T-shirt but you know the rules.

Pictures or it didn't happen!

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:47 PM (kw9ZZ)

458 457 Eris, I understand you got a T-shirt but you know the rules.

Pictures or it didn't happen!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:47 PM (kw9ZZ)
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Bluebell signed my left breast!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 06:49 PM (kQs4Y)

459 Not food-related, but it made me laugh:

https://tinyurl.com/yxghk6t9

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2019 06:51 PM (miE9U)

460 OH shit, an idea just came upon me.

I'm thinking a calendar with pictures from MoMe's
door prize winners.


Eris, would you do a selfie in the T-shirt holding the cook book? No faces just the effect?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:53 PM (kw9ZZ)

461 Thanks. Unfortunately, no FSSP parishes near you.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2019 06:41 PM

What's a FSSP parish?

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2019 06:54 PM (Dhht7)

462 Eris, would you do a selfie in the T-shirt holding the cook book? No faces just the effect?
Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:53 PM (kw9ZZ)

Sure, hon. Sure!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 06:55 PM (kQs4Y)

463 Hi guys!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 10, 2019 06:59 PM (RSrzo)

464 Aloha Hogmartin. Are you home?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2019 07:00 PM (kQs4Y)

465 hogmartin, jump in here and give me some more ideas.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 07:00 PM (kw9ZZ)

466 olddog, milkshakes or even better malts. Mix a raw egg in the malt.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 06:40


Mom did this for little bro when his jaw was wired shut after surgery. Also instant mashed potatoes with melted velveeta made thin.

Posted by: Infidel at February 10, 2019 07:02 PM (9L2du)

467 Yes! Back on the ground. 22F and snowing.

But it's a dry heat.

Ben Had, what sort of ideas?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 10, 2019 07:03 PM (RSrzo)

468 Ok, This is what I have so far,

Eris in the T-shirt with the cook book
Someone with a Jewells bracelet
Ace, the kitten that Duncanthrax took home
The Nood coffee cup laying on it's side.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 10, 2019 07:06 PM (kw9ZZ)

469 Another ace kitteh?

Posted by: Infidel at February 10, 2019 07:15 PM (9L2du)

470 It was good to see my mother-in-law way in the back at the MoMe...

Posted by: An Anonymous Ginsberg at February 10, 2019 08:46 PM (CMq2e)

471 435 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 10, 2019 06:33 PM (ZxU8C)


It was great meeting you as well. Ain't it strange to run into people from home when in an area far away? It's happened to me in FL, TX, CA and NV and it is always like having deja vous all over again. The Sgt Maj had a great time considering the morons she was among. She was pleasantly surprised. Hope to see you again soon as well.

Posted by: Rocky Lombo's Pancreaus at February 11, 2019 12:04 AM (mUoYB)

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