Food Thread: Braising And Cold Weather -- A Match Made in Heaven

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The hiss of the radiators is a clear signal that braising season is upon us! And while braises are notorious time sinks, they really are pretty damned easy. Sear the meat, take it out, brown the mirepoix, add some herbs and spices, return the meat, along with some liquid (wine, beer, stock, etc) to the pot, let it simmer for a long time, then eat.

Simple, with thousands of fun variations, most of which you can do on your own without needing a recipe. Just find a good basic recipe that works for you, then tweak it and twist it and make it your own.

One of my favorites is braised beef short ribs, but the dish never turned out the way I wanted it until I realized that it is counter-intuitive. Most dishes benefit from fat, but there is so much fat in the short ribs that removing most of it really does improve the dish. I do that by making it in advance, then chilling the pot overnight and simply scraping the excess fat that floated to the top then hardened.

So give braising a shot. It's a great technique, the cook is rewarded by using cheap cuts filled with connective tissue (they break down over time and add to the succulence), and you can empty your vegetable drawer of that old bag of carrots, the limp celery, and the onions that have seen better days. Dump it all in and be a happy and frugal camper.

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Gwyneth Paltrow is a dangerous fool. Now that we have that out of the way, Let me go on a bit of a rant about healthful foods and healthy foods and unhealthy foods. But let us start with a grammar lesson! "Healthy" means in good health. It does not mean good for you. "Healthful" means good for you. And I defy you to find foods that are "healthful" and "unhealthful" independent of dose. And what I mean by that is simple...food is fuel, with a few vitamins and micro-nutrients thrown in for good measure. Most people get those vitamins and micro-nutrients from their diet without any attention being paid to much at all. So we are left with the inescapable conclusion that most food is just fuel.

That's all. Nothing complicated. If you do well on a low-carb diet, then go for it. If you do well on a caveman diet, then go for it. But protein, fat and carbohydrate is pretty much all it is, and no amount of massaging of the sources of those macro-nutrients is going to do much.

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From commenter "Muad'dib"
Lamb rib chops are great too. Get them "French" cut, which leaves the rib handles. Marinate them as CBD suggests with olive oil, crushed fresh garlic, salt, and balsamic vinegar. We call them lambsicles.
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG!

"Frenching" the ribs, whether it is on a lamb chop, a pork chop, a beef rib steak or a bumblebee is a crime against nature. That's why it's called "frenching!" Duh!

The meat and fat and other stuff on the ribs is a delicious bonus and should never, NEVER be trimmed off. However, I approve of this poor deluded Wisconsinite's recipe, although I would add a bit of chopped fresh rosemary to the marinade!

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Yum. Not that a bolognese sauce is anything arcane or rare, but he puts Spanish chorizo in it, and that sounds great!

Pasta Bolognese

Don't confuse it with the Mexican version (which also has its uses), and if you have any left over, then make paella, because chorizo is fantastic in paella!

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From commenter "Lurker Lou Here For Five Minutes" (and that's a good nic!).
Found Haleem by accident at an Indian buffet in San Fran that had it...good thing that the lights were low. It’s very ugly no denying it.

Traditionally eaten to break the fast during Ramadan, but as there are no committed middle eastern or Indian restaurants near where I live, I thought it sounded like good cold weather eating and have made it from time to time.

Restaurant had it with lamb. Lovely. I made it with beef, s’okay. But then someone gifted me with a three year ole moose roast and I thought with all of those spices, it’d do.

What I’ve learned over the years is that moose + cumin are meant to be (other stories). There is pretty much every spice you’d want in this dish. But add a strong flavored meat and this is amazing. It does not hide the flavor, it augments it and elevates it.

This week a friend tried my recipe but subbed 15 bean mix beans for the lentils (avoiding the ugly presentation of lentil stew) and caribou (!) for the lamb or moose.

Better than lamb or moose with lentils. Seriously.

Get your hoar frostiest mutton out of the freezer and try this. Divine! Even if you don’t like mutton although I know you do.

Here is an easy recipe; I’m sure there are more difficult ones out there. I love to shred the meat but some people hand blend I guess. I’m not big on making home cooking fussy and this is home cooking.


Slow-Cooker Haleem -- A Traditional Mixed Lentil and Meat Soup

Looks interesting, and Lou's point about strong-flavored meats is a great one. I have always wondered why some famous dishes use a mild meat and a strong-flavored spice mix or accoutrements. Like...veal saltimbocca! I love the dish, but why waste mild veal? Use pork or chicken at a quarter the price.

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One of the pleasures of cooking is the mastering of techniques that make everything easier and faster and better. Ramsey may be larger than life, but he started out as a great chef, and that hasn't changed.

How To Master 5 Basic Cooking Skills - Gordon Ramsay

For most of us this is easy stuff, with a bit of a twist that I blame on his upbringing. Olive oil in the pasta water? Nope, not necessary.

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I love baking the receptacle for this dish. What a nice idea. The recipe isn't clear, but it sounds like you just wrap the baked pizza dough around the food, maybe like an ice cream cone or a burrito. Who knows, but it sounds like fun and I'm going to try it.

Chicken Cacciatore "Trapizzino"

The cacciatore recipe is different too, without tomato, which is a new one for me (thanks Bluebell for pointing that out).

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Food and cooking tips, Castelvetrano olives with a sprinkle of chili flakes, young wild pigs, crisp bacon (although I am moving toward less crisp), thick and fluffy pita, and good tomatoes that aren't square, pale pink and covered with Mestizo E.coli: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit. And yes, shaking a Manhattan is blasphemy...it's in the Bible!

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1 Gonna have fried bologna sammiches tonight. Should be good.

Posted by: HH at October 06, 2019 04:02 PM (mIJBI)

2 Balut!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 06, 2019 04:03 PM (ZYB2s)

3 Sopressata!

Posted by: David Brooks at October 06, 2019 04:04 PM (ZYB2s)

4 Don't count your chickens before they cross the road.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 06, 2019 04:06 PM (JUOKG)

5 My dad use to, and still might like Lebanon bologna in a grilled cheese

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 04:07 PM (ZCEU2)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 06, 2019 04:07 PM (arJlL)

7 Mirepoix? Getting kind of fancy there for this Moron.

*Bings mirepoix*

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:08 PM (Dhht7)

8 Short rib picture looks heavenly and delicious.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 06, 2019 04:09 PM (9+jnX)

9 Mirepoix? Getting kind of fancy there for this Moron.

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It's like a nice portmanteau.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 06, 2019 04:09 PM (ZYB2s)

10 Along with maple syrup on french toast I can add, from grim, recent experience, maple syrup in beer.
Autumn Maple from, The Bruery, of course from California. 10% alcohol.
So sweet it made me retch. One sip was more than enough.
Add in the ever so precious name and nuking from orbit is mandatory.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 06, 2019 04:10 PM (Tt761)

11 that old bag of carrots, the limp celery,

If the green has begun to leach off the pepper onto the plastic bag it's too late.

Posted by: DaveA at October 06, 2019 04:12 PM (FhXTo)

12 Pot roast is always a favorite.

People like Gwyneth have never taken a basic nutrition course in their lives but love telling others how and what to eat.

Like "clean" foods. WTF.........

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 06, 2019 04:12 PM (Z+IKu)

13 When making a haleem I had to substitute the moose with headcheese. Also short on lentils. Would mun beans be an acceptable lentil substitute?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 06, 2019 04:13 PM (1g7ch)

14 I am big on braising in cooler weather, too, CBD. My favorite is osso buco, which I often make as a birthday present to myself since my birthday is in November. Veal shanks are prohibitively expensive, so I use beef shanks which are readily available fairly cheaply locally because they are a main ingredient in caldo de res (Mexican beef soup).

I actually have a favorite story about mirepoix. One winter we were staying at Cibolo Creek Ranch (yes, where Justice Scalia died) and it was so empty the chef came out to eat with us. I asked him about the amazing soup and he said--in one of the thickest West Texas accents I've ever heard--Waaal, you start with your basic mirepoix..." Ever since I hear mirepoix in that broad drawl. Always makes me smile.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 06, 2019 04:13 PM (S+f+m)

15 Sear the meat, take it out, brown the mirepoix,

From Wiki:

"vegetables that are cooked, usually with butter, oil, or other fat, for a long time on a low heat without colour or browning. It is not sauteed or otherwise hard cooked because the intention is to sweeten the ingredients rather than caramelise them."

This makes no sense to me.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:15 PM (Dhht7)

16 "Cheap cuts"

Short ribs cheap?

Chuck is cheap. Cross rib is cheap. Short ribs? No....

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 06, 2019 04:15 PM (1Vobx)

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:15 PM (Dhht7)

18 Finished a family lunch of baked rosemary chicken with root vegetables to recognize the onset of real fall weather. Older grandson can't get enough carrots, beets, parsnips and yams, so he was very pleased.

My plum gin is looking good, getting a nice plummy color and on track for winter days.

Farmers' markets in NJ getting very autumnal. There are still plenty of peppers, onions and potatoes, but winter squash is taking over the stalls. These four things go well together, so I'll be going for another couple of weeks.

Posted by: CN at October 06, 2019 04:17 PM (U7k5w)

19 Braise The Lord! Hallelujah!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:17 PM (NWiLs)

20 Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:15 PM (Dhht7)

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Don't think all is forgiven or something.

In.

Posted by: The Barrel at October 06, 2019 04:17 PM (ZYB2s)

21 Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 06, 2019 04:13 PM (S+f+m)

Hah!

Try pork shanks if you can find them!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 06, 2019 04:19 PM (U3oDw)

22 I am so ready to cook my favorite chicken stew with polenta.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 04:20 PM (bVeh+)

23 chicken stew with polenta.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 04:20 PM (bVeh+)

I have a great recipe for chicken stew with hominy...I'll send it to you if I remember.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 06, 2019 04:22 PM (U3oDw)

24 Roasted a chicken yesterday with acorn squash on the side.

I love long-cooked meals this time of year:
Smells good, tastes great *and* helps warm up the house!

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 04:22 PM (gP/Z3)

25 PBJ came out pretty well. Crunchy PB and strawberry J.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 04:23 PM (MVjcR)

26 CBD, thanks. Do you add cheese to the hominy?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 04:23 PM (bVeh+)

27
Stopped at Whataburger on the way home from today's show. Had a Dr. Pepper milkshake, which I must say was awfully good.

American flag painted on a window with "One Nation, Under God" beneath it. Suck it, Ann Arbor, Portland, Seattle and Berkeley!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 06, 2019 04:24 PM (7rVsF)

28 Have some center cut pork chops that need to be cooked tonight before they go all funky.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:24 PM (NWiLs)

29 In.

Posted by: The Barrel at October 06, 2019 04:17 PM

Dagnabbit. Is it safe to take my Modelo?

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:25 PM (Dhht7)

30 It is not sauteed or otherwise hard cooked because the intention is to sweeten the ingredients rather than caramelise them."

This makes no sense to me.
Posted by: olddog

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Good Lord! This is where I hit the Klaxon switch.

If you caramelize something, IT ALSO SWEETENS IT!!

Will no one rid me of these pesky food writers?

Posted by: God at October 06, 2019 04:26 PM (Y4EXg)

31 Inadvertent Almighty sock but upon further review, it was called for.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 06, 2019 04:27 PM (Y4EXg)

32 Made blueberry muffins, and have a beef bone simmering for broth. Making chicken alfredo for dinner. Almost time for crock pot food here.

Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2019 04:27 PM (OM4Ma)

33 31 Inadvertent Almighty sock but upon further review, it was called for.

Heh

Posted by: April at October 06, 2019 04:28 PM (OX9vb)

34 It might be metaphysical sin
And could bring either grit or a grin
But for you all's digestion
I present this one question
Hominy angels can dance on a pin?

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:28 PM (NWiLs)

35 I get only the best microwaveable meals.

Posted by: jsg at October 06, 2019 04:28 PM (g2WLC)

36
Made blueberry muffins, and have a beef bone simmering for broth. Making chicken alfredo for dinner. Almost time for crock pot food here.

Posted by: Infidel


Did the muffins have an equal number of blueberries in each one?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 06, 2019 04:28 PM (7rVsF)

37 I have a recipe for braised lamb shanks that turned out nice. I had to use white wine as I didn't have red.

I have a bread question though. My dough keeps falling when I put it in the oven. It rises and looks fine until then. I suspect it's an issue with my oven. It tastes fine.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 06, 2019 04:29 PM (Lqy/e)

38 Did some chicken thighs and legs the other day, but I'm not sure if I'm braising or stewing. Browned the chicken, par-fried some potato wedges in the fat and added to an electric skillet with warm, creamy soups.

Cook, lid-on for 2-3 hours at 200 and serve with a vegetable of your choice as a side. (I chose sugar snap peas.)

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:29 PM (Ckg4U)

39 Insom, if you have a some tequila and a little lime juice, pour it over your pork chops while cooking them.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 04:30 PM (bVeh+)

40 I was sitting outside with the dogs earlier, and it felt like an apple pie kind of day. So I made some apple pie, and have pulled pork in the CrockPot, and will make some fresh green beans and corn bread with all that.

Looks like it's also a high carb kind of day!

Posted by: April at October 06, 2019 04:30 PM (OX9vb)

41 Good grease removal tip on the short ribs. Too slimey otherwise

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 06, 2019 04:32 PM (Ltv6g)

42 7 Mirepoix? Getting kind of fancy there for this Moron.

*Bings mirepoix*
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:08 PM (Dhht7)

Kind of vegetable potpourri. Fun word to say though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 06, 2019 04:32 PM (ycWCI)

43 39 Insom, if you have a some tequila and a little lime juice, pour it over your pork chops while cooking them.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 04:30 PM (bVeh+)

That sounds pretty good. I'll have to remember that for next time.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:33 PM (NWiLs)

44 Mirepoix sounds like a disease. A French disease.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:33 PM (NWiLs)

45 Did the muffins have an equal number of blueberries in each one?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Heck if I know. I'm sure they don't. Fresh berries though.

Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2019 04:34 PM (OM4Ma)

46 oh... the chicken also had rosemary and paprika added to the sauce. I go very easy on the paprika, though. My taste-buds pick that stuff up like a Hoover.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:34 PM (Ckg4U)

47 44 Mirepoix sounds like a disease. A French disease.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:33 PM (NWiLs)
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See your pharmacist who can recommend a cream for that.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 04:34 PM (MVjcR)

48 Don't eat mirepoix if you're allergic to mirepoix.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 06, 2019 04:35 PM (ZYB2s)

49 The Ramsey video was worth the watch. I sharpen my knives drawing the blade toward my body but I like excitement in my life

Posted by: G marks the spot at October 06, 2019 04:35 PM (Js8Dx)

50 "Mirepoix sounds like a disease. A French disease."
-Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:33 PM (NWiLs)

Then just use The Trinity and don't have your mise en place. (MEEZ'-en-plahs)

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:35 PM (Ckg4U)

51 35 I get only the best microwaveable meals.
Posted by: jsg at October 06, 2019 04:28 PM (g2WLC)

Those frozen meal things in a bag are good too. Though, damn their Italian eyes, Bertolli seems to have stopped making/distributing a delicious cheese tortellini with bacon dish near me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 06, 2019 04:36 PM (ycWCI)

52 Feeling like a short order cook at the homestead. Thinking about advertising for asst in kitchen to chop and fetch things. Is that a Sue or Sioux chef?

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:37 PM (Dhht7)

53 Short ribs were cheap back when I was 29. They are very expensive now but worth it

Posted by: G marks the spot at October 06, 2019 04:38 PM (Js8Dx)

54 44 Mirepoix sounds like a disease. A French disease.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:33 PM (NWiLs)

Good ole syphilis. It's what's for dinner.
-Bill Clinton

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 06, 2019 04:38 PM (ycWCI)

55 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 04:38 PM (9Y7/Z)

56 The best part of eating lamb chops, braised lamb shanks and/or bone-in short ribs at home is you can chew on the bones and suck out the marrow.

Since the temps fell I've been jonesing for braised lamb shanks.

BTW the veg in the photo looks like oven a roasted Japanese eggplant & pepper melange. Yes? My fav side at the moment due to a plethora of both in the garden.

Shanks

Posted by: Shanks for the memory at October 06, 2019 04:38 PM (TdCQk)

57 Mirepoix sauté takes too long. Just chop onion carrots and celery and brown them in a skillet with a little butter or oil

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 06, 2019 04:39 PM (Ltv6g)

58 49 The Ramsey video was worth the watch. I sharpen my knives drawing the blade toward my body but I like excitement in my life
Posted by: G marks the spot at October 06, 2019 04:35 PM (Js8Dx)

That's why God makes the sharpening steels with hand guards.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 06, 2019 04:39 PM (ycWCI)

59 "Feeling like a short order cook at the homestead. Thinking about advertising for asst in kitchen to chop and fetch things. Is that a Sue or Sioux chef?"
-Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:37 PM (Dhht7)

Just pronounce it correctly and you're good. If you're listing it, it would be "suisse"

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:39 PM (Ckg4U)

60 Alton Brown's beef stew recipe is pretty tasty looking, and interesting. He basically cooks the short ribs in a foil pouch with the seasonings, and then reserves the meat, liquid, and separated fat. Combine meat and liquid when you're ready to put the meal together.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 06, 2019 04:40 PM (SgjGX)

61
Here on the weekend baby !

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 04:40 PM (9Y7/Z)

62 Aetius451AD: Mirepoix being a fun word reminds me of my favorite word in Spanish: albondigas. (It means meatballs.)

Like most words in Spanish that start with al-, it is of Arabic origin.

Mmmm. Meatballs.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 06, 2019 04:40 PM (S+f+m)

63 You can't go wrong with Alton Brown. The dude just Gets It.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:41 PM (Ckg4U)

64 Like most words in Spanish that start with al-, it is of Arabic origin.

Mmmm. Meatballs.

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I always figured it was named after an Italian mobster.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 06, 2019 04:41 PM (ZYB2s)

65 If you make hog slop, you're a sooey chef.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:41 PM (NWiLs)

66 Suisse chef? Sue the Sioux Sou Chef! Is that a woman or a legal action?

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 06, 2019 04:42 PM (Ltv6g)

67
Ongos! Which is Spanish for mushrooms I think

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 04:42 PM (9Y7/Z)

68 Mirepoix sounds like a disease. A French disease.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 04:33

I know, right. Like a "pox." The Holy Trinity sounds and tastes much better.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:42 PM (Dhht7)

69 Homer, Herodotus, Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Cicero, and Vergil. are 'old white men', per Columbia students.

Am I the only one who does not really think about race when I am separated from the subject by +2000 years? How many of these delicate hamsters will be still read and discussed in 2000 years?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 06, 2019 04:42 PM (ycWCI)

70 "Suisse chef? Sue the Sioux Sou Chef! Is that a woman or a legal action?"
-Posted by: Pete Bog at October 06, 2019 04:42 PM (Ltv6g)

It is a Vietnamese Law Firm, surprisingly.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:43 PM (Ckg4U)

71 If you're listing it, it would be "suisse"

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:39

Nah, don't want a Swiss chef. Sous chef, maybe.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:44 PM (Dhht7)

72
I just stumbled across a low FODMAP diet.
Specifically The Vertical Diet which looks quite interesting.

As long as it makes my guts happy .

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 04:45 PM (9Y7/Z)

73
Lamb is red meat right?

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 04:45 PM (9Y7/Z)

74 SueSiouxSoudio.

Phil Collins!

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 06, 2019 04:45 PM (Ltv6g)

75 I don't know what purpose Paltrow serves on this planet, but health and nutrition aren't it. Knowing that saves me valuable time not wasted on her blather.

Posted by: JTB at October 06, 2019 04:46 PM (bmdz3)

76 The local produce place sells marrow bones. I always get them for the pups but should make up a batch for myself. Same place also carries chicken feet.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 06, 2019 04:47 PM (Lqy/e)

77 3 Guatemalans enter an Air Force Base ..........




LMAO

Posted by: REDACTED at October 06, 2019 04:48 PM (AQBtr)

78 I tried a rump roast as a stew meat. Cut it in chunks, browned and then add the red wine ,garlic and portabello mushrooms. I separately steam the baby potatoes with rosemary and add last.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 04:48 PM (bVeh+)

79 "Nah, don't want a Swiss chef. Sous chef, maybe."
-Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:44 PM (Dhht7)

What about a German, Slovak Jew with a Christian upbringing? I hear he can cook rather well, let-alone do the light-work of chopping vegetables.

...as Tribute.

I insist you call me "Stu", however. Like... "Hey, Stu-Chef, you call that peeling a carrot?" ...or "Hey, Stu-Chef, who taught you how to cut a bell pepper?"

I work well under duress.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:48 PM (Ckg4U)

80 I insist you call me "Stu", however. Like... "Hey, Stu-Chef, you call that peeling a carrot?" ...or "Hey, Stu-Chef, who taught you how to cut a bell pepper?"

I work well under duress.
Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:48 PM (Ckg4U)

Make sure to include 'I'll most likely kill you in the morning.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 06, 2019 04:50 PM (ycWCI)

81 "Make sure to include 'I'll most likely kill you in the morning.' "
-Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 06, 2019 04:50 PM (ycWCI)

It's all part of the Kink.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:51 PM (Ckg4U)

82
I recently cubed some petite sirloin tossed in a pot with some butter, and cooked in a cheap merlot.

Served it over a baked potato, it was quite tasty

Salt and pepper to tast.

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 04:52 PM (9Y7/Z)

83 olddog, What's on the menu for this evening?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 04:52 PM (bVeh+)

84 Made deviled eggs today for wife. Had to cut back on vinegar though coz canker sores from last weeks chemo very bad. Only used 1 tsp for 6 eggs. Not as sharp as I like but she was happy and was easy to eat.

Prepping meatloaf and mashed taters for daughter and me. Wife will get homemade chicken noodle soup and some taters, if she's up for it.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:52 PM (Dhht7)

85 Do y'all have home delivery,by drone.

Mirepoix McBurney, braised Porridge is my fav.

Posted by: saf at October 06, 2019 04:54 PM (5IHGB)

86 olddog, you are a good husband and dad!

Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2019 04:54 PM (OM4Ma)

87 I insist you call me "Stu", however. Like... "Hey, Stu-Chef, you call that peeling a carrot?" ...or "Hey, Stu-Chef, who taught you how to cut a bell pepper?"

I work well under duress.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:48

I could work with this. 30 probationary period, however, before permanent placement.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:55 PM (Dhht7)

88 "I recently cubed some petite sirloin tossed in a pot with some butter, and cooked in a cheap merlot.
Served it over a baked potato, it was quite tasty
Salt and pepper to taste.
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-Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 04:52 PM (9Y7/Z)

That sounds pretty darned hearty. I hadn't thought about beef over the potato. I usually make a broccoli-cheddar soup for that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:55 PM (Ckg4U)

89 For you car geeks:

This is a pretty cool youtube channel of Canadian rednecks getting old classic cars to run.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw4koSl9tnQ

Posted by: eleven at October 06, 2019 04:56 PM (tH5fk)

90 I tried a rump roast as a stew meat. Cut it in chunks, browned and then add the red wine ,garlic and portabello mushrooms. I separately steam the baby potatoes with rosemary and add last.
Posted by: Ben Had


Save time. Cut the beef into 'steaks' clear of the bad bits. Brown the steaks on each side, brown the veg while you chop up the browned beef, mushrooms first.

Add your stock/wine/water mixture to the pot and get the fond off. Then re-add the beef. 2 hours in the oven on low.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 06, 2019 04:56 PM (1Vobx)

91 "I could work with this. 30 probationary period, however, before permanent placement."
-Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:55 PM (Dhht7)

*throws confetti*

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 04:56 PM (Ckg4U)

92 We have become fans of the low and slow cooking method which really goes with cold weather. Baked beans, rich soups, various stews, braising, all qualify. It helps warm the house and makes the place smell wonderful. What's not to like? This is also where my preference for cast iron (enameled as needed) and heavy crockery comes from.

Posted by: JTB at October 06, 2019 04:57 PM (bmdz3)

93 The only pasta for Bolognese is pappardelle. This is known.

BTW no good food trucks at the Castro Street Fair. Mrs. Franpsycho says its because teh gheys are too diet-conscious.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 06, 2019 04:59 PM (EZebt)

94 cooked in a cheap merlot.

-Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 04:52 PM

Was it drinkable Merlot? If not, Emeril would not approve.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 04:59 PM (Dhht7)

95 -Posted by: JTB at October 06, 2019 04:57 PM (bmdz3)

My Brother finally bought me a Restaurant-Quality Dutch Oven because he got sick of watching me use the aluminum cookware for my stews.

...bless that kid. I use it all the time.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 05:00 PM (Ckg4U)

96 weft cut-loop, thanks for the tip. One basic problem is I don't have an oven and I'm not a crock pot fan so I cook it in the electric frying pan.


Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:01 PM (bVeh+)

97 Well, since I don't have a Stu-chef, those onions and peppers ain't cutting themselves. BRB.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 05:02 PM (Dhht7)

98 The broth from petit sirloin, butter and Black Box Merlot was really good.

Is Black Box merlot cheap?
User choice

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 05:03 PM (9Y7/Z)

99 ..."One basic problem is I don't have an oven and I'm not a crock pot fan so I cook it in the electric frying pan."
-Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:01 PM (bVeh+)

*needle scratching off record*
I don't... We should... How do you... Why in the...

*faints*

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 05:03 PM (Ckg4U)

100 I like to make soup with leftover veggies and just about anything qualifies. But I've learned not to put in cabbage until the last 20 minutes or so. I love the taste in soup but cooked too long it can get bitter.

Posted by: JTB at October 06, 2019 05:04 PM (bmdz3)

101 Still waiting for the kids to put brunch on the table. It's my berfday and they insisted. The kitchen is a disaster.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 05:05 PM (PkVlr)

102 101 Still waiting for the kids to put brunch on the table. It's my berfday and they insisted. The kitchen is a disaster.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 05:05 PM (PkVlr)
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Happy Birthday!

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

103

101, what time zone are you in?

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 05:06 PM (9Y7/Z)

104 Slap, in live in the barn and there was no way to put in a kitchen for a stove.

I swear I have learned to cook really well using a microwave and a electric frying pan.

It's not what ya got, it's how you use what you have!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:07 PM (bVeh+)

105 Any chemists here today?
While returning from a few days away stopped at a very nice restaurant for a bite.
My friend is a vegetarian, looked at the Vegan burger. In describing the fake burger it mentioned that Heme was included to make it look and taste like meat.
We asked the waitress what that was. She and the kitchen staff didn't know. She passed on it but curiousity made us look into it. Heme is a chemical, this from Wiki, that is used by Impossible Foods, to make the Impossible Burger.
If conditions are right, Heme can also cause colon cancer.
Now, I'm not smart enough to be allowed to read the article but this strikes me as not a good idea.
Has anyone else heard of this?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 06, 2019 05:07 PM (Tt761)

106 Helloooooooo nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 05:07 PM (NWiLs)

107 77 3 Guatemalans enter an Air Force Base ..........


LMAO
Posted by: REDACTED at October 06, 2019 04:48 PM (AQBtr)

And now they are dead.

Posted by: CN at October 06, 2019 05:07 PM (U7k5w)

108 Pacific standard time.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 05:08 PM (PkVlr)

109 Cacciatore (hunter's stew) is best made in the woods over a fire with game birds and freshly gathered porcini.

I make a tasty tomato based cacciatore taught me by a friend's Greek grandmother...lots of red wine and fresh thyme are the key.

Oh...and try this recipe from my Dutch grandmother...it sounds too plain for our pepper & spice loving taste buds, but the simplicity and richness will knock your socks off.

Generously Salt and pepper 6-8 chicken drumsticks (as many as you feel you need) and brown in an inch of butter. Take care not to burn the butter...a little patience, medium heat and a heavy skillet works best.

Smother the drumsticks with good quality crushed tomatoes (I use Pomo brand in the aseptic box, but a good quality canned is good too), cover and let simmer 30 min over low heat, turning the chicken once, simmer until the chicken is tender and the sauce bubbly. Serve over plain boiled potatoes. No other seasoning required...it's subtle and divine...although a bit of fresh chopped Italian parsley before serving is nice.

It's a quick satisfying and inexpensive dinner for a cold night.

Posted by: Shanks for the memory at October 06, 2019 05:08 PM (TdCQk)

110 95 ... "My Brother finally bought me a Restaurant-Quality Dutch Oven because he got sick of watching me use the aluminum cookware for my stews."

Slapweasel, That is both love and probably keeps your brother from grinding his teeth thinking of the aluminum pot. Win-Win!

Posted by: JTB at October 06, 2019 05:08 PM (bmdz3)

111 Nurse, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday.

What are they fixing?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:08 PM (bVeh+)

112 Hi Insom!


I'm so hungry I could eat a moose.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 05:08 PM (PkVlr)

113
I have heard of vegans.
Orthrexics all.
They normally announce they are vegan in first 3 minutes upon meeting them.
Odd people with an eating disorder.

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 05:09 PM (9Y7/Z)

114 2:00 PM's a little late for brunch...

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

115 113
I have heard of vegans.
Orthrexics all.
They normally announce they are vegan in first 3 minutes upon meeting them.
Odd people with an eating disorder.
Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 05:09 PM (9Y7/Z)
My oldest nephew is a vegan. I had to make a separate entrée for Rosh Hashana

Posted by: CN at October 06, 2019 05:10 PM (U7k5w)

116 Smoked scallop Benedict.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 05:10 PM (PkVlr)

117 114 2:00 PM's a little late for brunch...
Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 05:10 PM (NWiLs)
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Linner.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:11 PM (MVjcR)

118 Nurse you have some outstanding sons!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:12 PM (bVeh+)

119 Happy Birthday Nurse!

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 06, 2019 05:13 PM (Tt761)

120
Have a great day y all.
I out.

Posted by: Yo! at October 06, 2019 05:13 PM (9Y7/Z)

121 Slap, in live in the barn and there was no way to put in a kitchen for a stove.

I swear I have learned to cook really well using a microwave and a electric frying pan.

It's not what ya got, it's how you use what you have!
Posted by: Ben Had


I went two years with just a microwave, Foreman grill, and 2 slow cookers.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 06, 2019 05:13 PM (1Vobx)

122 I'm so hungry I could eat a moose.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 05:08 PM (PkVlr)
116 Smoked scallop Benedict.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 05:10 PM (PkVlr)

No moose Benedict?

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 05:14 PM (NWiLs)

123 Weft, fist bump.

I have learned to bake a cake and make biscuits in the microwave.

Parchment paper is indispensable.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:16 PM (bVeh+)

124 115 At least the apples and honey worked?Always my fave when I visit my friends of the apple of God's eyes at this time of year.

Posted by: rammajamma at October 06, 2019 05:18 PM (xceTB)

125 Happy B'day, Nurse.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 05:19 PM (Dhht7)

126 Weft, fist bump.

I have learned to bake a cake and make biscuits in the microwave.

Parchment paper is indispensable.
Posted by: Ben Had


Yes. I put a circle of paper at the bottom of a greased down 1.5 Crock pot and poured in the Jiffy cornbread mix.

The box says not to cook it in a slow cooker. Fuck them, it works.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 06, 2019 05:19 PM (1Vobx)

127 Now, I'm not smart enough to be allowed to read the article but this strikes me as not a good idea.
Has anyone else heard of this?


This chemist's take comes from yonder internet, being not heavily versed in the biological side of things. Wikipedia's writeup of the topic mentions that under certain circumstances, namely oxidative stress, hemoglobin, for example, cleaves and the heme that's released is cytotoxic. So, an association between meat and colon cancer.

I guess the real solution is to kill your cows gently and humanely before butchering. Or don't put the most dangerous part of meat eating into your veganism.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 06, 2019 05:19 PM (7s3Gx)

128 Happy birthday, Nurse. Hope it's worth the wait!

Posted by: April at October 06, 2019 05:20 PM (OX9vb)

129 89 For you car geeks:

This is a pretty cool youtube channel of Canadian rednecks getting old classic cars to run.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw4koSl9tnQ
Posted by: eleven at October 06, 2019 04:56 PM (tH5fk)


Which one is Alberta Oil Peon? That guy can diagnose anything wrong with a car or truck.

He rebuilt a Ford F-150 transmission earlier this year, and the nightly reports in the ONT were a don't miss event.

AOP is the neighbor you want if the proverbial excess collides with the spinning blade.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 06, 2019 05:20 PM (sy5kK)

130 PBJ came out pretty well. Crunchy PB and strawberry J.
Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 04:23 PM (MVjcR)
~~~~~

Oh, Weasel, this is just so wrong.

Creamy PB and grape J. It is written.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 06, 2019 05:20 PM (sGotD)

131 Irrelevant to the topic but I find pubs much friendlier than coffee places. And so I'm drinking beer as we speak.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 06, 2019 05:21 PM (n1yOz)

132 I really like peanut butter. I'm going to have it on my cornbread. Warm, with lots of butter, then peanut butter. You would not believe how good this is.

Posted by: April at October 06, 2019 05:22 PM (OX9vb)

133
Oh, Weasel, this is just so wrong.

Creamy PB and grape J. It is written.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 06, 2019 05:20 PM (sGotD)
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*GAAAAK!*

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:23 PM (MVjcR)

134 Northenrlurker, good for you.

Ear scratch for Paisley.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:24 PM (bVeh+)

135 Sear the meat, take it out, brown the mirepoix, add some herbs and spices, return the meat, along with some liquid (wine, beer, stock, etc) to the pot, let it simmer for a long time, then eat.

A minor nit: many braising recipes have a reduction step between the simmer and eat part. Molly Stevens' "All About Braising" uses this final reduction step quite frequently.

If your braise is too watery when the meat's done, don't be shy about taking out the goods, turning up the heat and boiling it down to the consistency you like.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 06, 2019 05:24 PM (7s3Gx)

136 A month ago, I bought and test-drove an Instant Pot. One test was beef cubes which reached fall-apart tender in less than an hour (first browned the meat and onion in the device itself, added liquid and seasonings, then set the pressure time for 32 minutes). Another test was pulled pork, which turned out equally well. Favorite test result was conquering a lifelong nemesis -- dried black beans -- soak 24 hours, drain, then pressure cook for 20 minutes! Lots of info, recipes, and YT videos on the web.

Posted by: wordshop2@aol.com at October 06, 2019 05:25 PM (QQgmb)

137 A watched generator never runs out of gas.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:25 PM (VtyYN)

138 I think Holy Trinity is not mirepoix. It is onions celery and green pepper.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 06, 2019 05:26 PM (EZebt)

139 132 I really like peanut butter. I'm going to have it on my cornbread. Warm, with lots of butter, then peanut butter. You would not believe how good this is.
Posted by: April at October 06, 2019 05:22 PM (OX9vb

I watch these Irish people try things videos. They seem to hate peanut butter.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 06, 2019 05:26 PM (n1yOz)

140 It's nurse's birthday?


Whoot whoot!

Hurray!


*throws confetti in the air and pours an afternoon round of Jameson's for everyone*

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 06, 2019 05:27 PM (sy5kK)

141 I think Holy Trinity is not mirepoix. It is onions celery and green pepper.
AKA the Cajun Trinity...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 06, 2019 05:28 PM (7s3Gx)

142 Posted by: wordshop2@aol.com at October 06, 2019 05:25 PM (QQgmb)
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We have one, but we're afraid of it.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:29 PM (VtyYN)

143 I watch these Irish people try things videos. They seem to hate peanut butter.
Posted by: Northernlurker at October 06, 2019 05:26 PM (n1yOz)

We watch those sometimes, too. They crack me up.

Posted by: April at October 06, 2019 05:30 PM (OX9vb)

144 Ok... after reading some of this thread a bit earlier.

Just cut up some left over pot roast, put in the carrots, potatoes, and a bit more onion.

A bit of gravy mix and will throw it in the oven for an hour or so.

Leftover stew.

Posted by: Don Q at October 06, 2019 05:30 PM (NgKpN)

145 130 PBJ came out pretty well. Crunchy PB and strawberry J.
Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 04:23 PM (MVjcR)
~~~~~

Oh, Weasel, this is just so wrong.

Creamy PB and grape J. It is written.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 06, 2019 05:20 PM (sGotD

And that's when the fight started, Your Honor.

Posted by: Just the punchline. at October 06, 2019 05:32 PM (NgKpN)

146 "We have one, but we're afraid of it."
-Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:29 PM (VtyYN)

Mine kept threatening the dogs when I wasn't around. Instant Pots can be subversive nightmares.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 05:33 PM (Ckg4U)

147 Creamy PB and grape J. It is written.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 06, 2019 05:20 PM

What she said regarding Creamy. Strawberry J is AOK.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 05:34 PM (Dhht7)

148 Creamy PB and grape J. It is written.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 06, 2019 05:20 PM

What she said regarding Creamy. Strawberry J is AOK.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 05:34 PM (Dhht7)


Also apricot. Or raspberry.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 05:35 PM (t+qrx)

149 Additional Blond Agent
I admit freely that I'm the village idiot but I'll take my meat from actual animals and not a chemistry experiment.
My friend is also a minor conspiracy theorist and is seeing all kinds of nefarious plots afoot.
Why, yes, she does believe in chemtrails.
That aside if this eliminates vegans I'm not seeing a downside here.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 06, 2019 05:35 PM (Tt761)

150 PB and blackberry preserves.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:36 PM (bVeh+)

151 Happy Birthday to Da Nurse !

Posted by: JT at October 06, 2019 05:36 PM (arJlL)

152 Creamy PB and grape J. It is written.

Posted by: IrishEi

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at October 06, 2019 05:37 PM (arJlL)

153 Science shows how to make perfect pancakes:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyffxcfb

Good science always seems to generate more questions. In this case, the question of the perfect topping, which all right-thinking Morons can agree is pure maple syrup, can be answered.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 05:38 PM (DMUuz)

154 Happy Birthday, Nurse Ratched

Posted by: CN at October 06, 2019 05:38 PM (U7k5w)

155 I'm seeing, now, that braising often requires a liquid for deglazing, reduction or thickening to make the sauce/gravy. I usually bring mine to simmer and add a slurry of cornstarch and cold water.

...I've found that I can't be trusted with reductions.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 05:38 PM (Ckg4U)

156 It was really a PBP. Preserves.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:38 PM (VtyYN)

157 Maud'dib has sent some of his maple syrup as a door prize.

He graciously sent me a sample as well.

There is maple syrup and then there is Maud'dib MAPLE Syrup. It's a whole nother world.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:41 PM (bVeh+)

158 It's supposed to (finally) get cooler in central Texas next weekend. I'm thinking about gingerbread.

Any morons have suggestions or ideas?

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 06, 2019 05:42 PM (S+f+m)

159 Its a ONT subject usually but did make peach pancakes this morning for the first time. No idea why never did it before but will again.

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 05:42 PM (ZCEU2)

160 It was really a PBP. Preserves.
Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:38 PM (VtyYN)


The toppings contain potassium benzoate.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 05:42 PM (t+qrx)

161 It's supposed to (finally) get cooler in central Texas next weekend. I'm thinking about gingerbread.

A whole house ?

Posted by: JT at October 06, 2019 05:43 PM (arJlL)

162 160 It was really a PBP. Preserves.
Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:38 PM (VtyYN)

The toppings contain potassium benzoate.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 05:42 PM (t+qrx)
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uh oh.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:44 PM (VtyYN)

163 Art Rondelet, a friend makes me gingerbread every year for Christmas. It is heavy on the molasses and is so moist. I start smelling it in Oct.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:45 PM (bVeh+)

164 Ben Had
I'm hoping the maple syrup didn't come in beer.
That is incredibly awful stuff.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 06, 2019 05:45 PM (Tt761)

165 158- cake gingerbread, with whipped cream or brandied hard sauce (which is whipped butter, sugar or honey with brandy.) That with spiced apple cider or good coffee is the taste of fall.

Posted by: Moki at October 06, 2019 05:45 PM (mFoNl)

166 I am not about to go Vegan over this Global Warming/Climate Change nonsense or because of some idiots from PETA and the World Resources Institution

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at October 06, 2019 05:46 PM (FLiOE)

167 I see the word crepe and assume they are talking paper thin objects 2 score of which couldn't feed a small child. I used 2 cups Busquik , egg, milk and 1 whole peach and made 8 pancakes 4 of which I ate immediately.

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 05:46 PM (ZCEU2)

168 hogmartin, good thing Weasel wasn't using the Spanish version

Peanut butter con preserves PCP.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:48 PM (bVeh+)

169 Totally lost track last 3 seasons of Walking Dead, should I try to watch again?

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 05:48 PM (ZCEU2)

170 Mirepoix, French. The Holy Trinity, Cajun. Choose wisely.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 05:48 PM (Dhht7)

171 Just had supper: a mushroom beef stew. Stew beef, carrots, yukon gold spuds, mushrooms, a small amount of salt while cooking, and water. Cooked at about 325 for 4 or five hours. Mrs. JTB uses more water than the recipe calls for so the meat doesn't get dry and it makes for a delicious broth.

We use extra carrots just because I like carrots and they add a subtle sweetness to the dish. I wouldn't put carrots in chili but some cold, fresh carrot sticks on the side is great with it.

Posted by: JTB at October 06, 2019 05:49 PM (bmdz3)

172 Hey, Ben Had and Moki--

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm all about moist gingerbread.

I was looking at King Arthur Flour's gingerbread recipe and one of the tweaks they have is Upside-down Apple Gingerbread. Oh. My.

I may have to do that.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 06, 2019 05:50 PM (S+f+m)

173 Winston, I was around long enough to read your comment about that.

I normally prefer a 70/30 butter to syrup ratio.

I went back for seconds on the syrup.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:51 PM (bVeh+)

174 Vegans cause chemtrails.

Posted by: klaftern at October 06, 2019 05:51 PM (RuIsu)

175 174 Vegans cause chemtrails.
Posted by: klaftern at October 06, 2019 05:51 PM (RuIsu)

HAARPies

Posted by: jsg at October 06, 2019 05:53 PM (g2WLC)

176 Moki, sometimes I do an Amaretto whipped cream to top the gingerbread.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:53 PM (bVeh+)

177 ...I've found that I can't be trusted with reductions.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 05:38

All that's required is patience. Start earlier with prep time.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 05:53 PM (Dhht7)

178 "Totally lost track last 3 seasons of Walking Dead, should I try to watch again?"
-Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 05:48 PM (ZCEU2)

Simple answer? --No.

Complex answer? --It has become a convoluted mess of interracial couples and gay characters. It caught the "SJW STD" about five years ago.

They "Jumped the Shark" and are "Playing-Out the String". The original author of the Comic Book stopped writing and ended it last year.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 05:54 PM (Ckg4U)

179 Weasel's opinions are generally well-formed, and one should consider carefully before dismissing them.

In the matter of crunchy peanut butter, he is correct.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 05:55 PM (DMUuz)

180 legalinsurrection.com/kamala harris ex-lover willie brown suggests hillary run again

Get popcorn

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 05:56 PM (ZCEU2)

181 A warning if it's not too late: DO NOT GO ON THE KING ARTHUR FLOUR WEBSITE! Not only does it expose you to endless tempting recipes, they make you think you can make them.

You have been warned.

Posted by: JTB at October 06, 2019 05:56 PM (bmdz3)

182 Trinity is celery onions and bell peppers. I gorantee it

Posted by: G marks the spot at October 06, 2019 05:56 PM (Js8Dx)

183 "All that's required is patience. Start earlier with prep time."
-Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 05:53 PM (Dhht7)

At the risk of repeating myself...
What part of "Cannot Be Trusted" was unclear, exactly? *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 05:56 PM (Ckg4U)

184 PSA, There has been a menu change for the MoMe.


Imelda, that bitch, shut down all the oyster beds in the gulf so you are just going to have to eat grilled Argentine shrimp.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:57 PM (bVeh+)

185 ...I've found that I can't be trusted with reductions.

Overtime happens.

Posted by: DaveA at October 06, 2019 05:57 PM (FhXTo)

186 Trinity is celery onions and bell peppers. I gorantee it
Posted by: G marks the spot at October 06, 2019 05:56 PM


What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Head of Garlic at October 06, 2019 05:58 PM (DMUuz)

187 Forgot to get vanilla coffee cream today

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 05:58 PM (ZCEU2)

188 179 Weasel's opinions are generally well-formed, and one should consider carefully before dismissing them.

In the matter of crunchy peanut butter, he is correct.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 05:55 PM (DMUuz)
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*fistbump*

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 05:58 PM (MVjcR)

189 Oh... and Slappy Birthday, Nurse ratched!

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 05:58 PM (Ckg4U)

190 Ben Had
I like maple syrup.
I had a beer, from California, because of course, that had maple syrup as an ingredient. Also, yams.
Vile and undrinkable doesn't cover it.
I did not pay for it at least. 10% alcohol.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 06, 2019 05:59 PM (Tt761)

191 Weasel's opinions are generally well-formed, and one should consider carefully before dismissing them.

In the matter of crunchy peanut butter, he is correct.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 05:55 PM (DMUuz)


Weasel is wise and it would be ill-advised to discount his counsel, but crunchy peanut butter is a scam. I don't buy peanut butter that some joker couldn't be bothered to finish making. And what's "extra crunchy"? Oh, here's an extra-crunchy cake. Sorry, I got bored making a cake so it's just some ingredients in a bowl.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 05:59 PM (t+qrx)

192 For some reason I have come to prefer smooth peanut butter. This is a major shift from many years of crunchy. I don't know if this is a simple declaration or a crie de coeur.

I will say I prefer orange marmalade as the jelly in a PBJ.

Posted by: JTB at October 06, 2019 06:00 PM (bmdz3)

193 168 hogmartin, good thing Weasel wasn't using the Spanish version

Peanut butter con preserves PCP.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:48 PM (bVeh+)
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Don't want to end up on a COPS episode!

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 06:00 PM (MVjcR)

194 LMAO! 7 capitalized WRONGS for a comment?! New Horde record for comments that did not lead to banning.


For my encore, I plan to zip tie a piece of French Toast to a lamb rib that was Frenched, dip it in maple syrup, then eat it.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 06, 2019 06:00 PM (uDh3k)

195
Okay, so this week I just sort of lucked into two superlative renditions of two classic cocktails.

Two nights in a row everyone who was drinking them after the first sip, stopped a said "Wow. This is really good." including myself.

It's a good demonstration how the right ingredients can turn something simple into something great cuz both of these are 3 ingredient cocktails.

First,

Manhattan Cocktail

2 oz Weller 107 Bourbon

1 oz Contratto Vermouth Rosso

1 dash Bob's Abbott Bitters

Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with Luxardo Maraschino Cherry.

What's the secret?

I made the same cocktail the next night and used Tempus Fugit Abbott Bitters.

A good but not great cocktail.

So, the magic ingredient in this case was Bob's Abbott Bitters.

For those who don't know, Abbott Bitters was the original bitters used in the Manhattan cocktail. But, the original company went out of business.

Two recent companies have made them. Bob's by chemically analyzing an existing bottle of Abbotts. And Tempus Fugit by using the surviving secret recipe.

They both taste different.

Good luck finding them though because there is a huge legal fight currently going on over who owns/can use the name Abbott's. They're out there, but good luck.

Did I say lawyers ruin everything? No. Well, I should have.

Next,

Sidecar Cocktail

1.5 oz Pierre Ferrand Renegade Barrel Artisanal Brandy #2

1 oz Cointreau

.5 oz fresh lemon juice

Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Drink!


What the secret?

I made Sidecars a lot cuz it's the lovely and tasteful Mrs naturalfake's favorite cocktail.

She wanted one the other night but we were out of the usual cognac, so I used the rather pricey Ferrand Renegade Barrel brandy.

It made all the difference in the world. Silky smooth and loaded with fruit. Just a delightful quaff.

I think the difference is the "renegade barrel". This brandy was aged in a barrel made from chestnut wood. Apparently, this is an ancient practice, which Ferrand revived for this special offering.

If this sounds interesting to you, act soon cuz it's a limited offering.

That's all. Simple changes to simple cocktails can make a big difference.

Mix it up, people!

Posted by: naturalfake at October 06, 2019 06:00 PM (Qi2cF)

196 What part of "Cannot Be Trusted" was unclear, exactly? *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 05:56

On that note, I will re-evaluate your qualifications for Stu-chef.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:01 PM (Dhht7)

197 174
Vegans should be converted into chemtrails.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at October 06, 2019 06:01 PM (Tt761)

198 Omg! The smoked scallop Benny was amazeballs. They are now cleaning the kitchen. I am blessed.

Btw, I smoked the scallops yesterday. They are heavenly.

Thanks for the wishes, Horde. Many well wishes back at y'all!

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

199
Weasel is wise and it would be ill-advised to discount his counsel, but crunchy peanut butter is a scam. I don't buy peanut butter that some joker couldn't be bothered to finish making. And what's "extra crunchy"? Oh, here's an extra-crunchy cake. Sorry, I got bored making a cake so it's just some ingredients in a bowl.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 05:59 PM (t+qrx)
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Crunchy toughens you up.

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

200 "On that note, I will re-evaluate your qualifications for Stu-chef."
-Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:01 PM (Dhht7)

*HAH!* -A Prudent move that can only work to your benefit.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:03 PM (Ckg4U)

201 Maud'dib you forgot to add con much gusto.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:03 PM (bVeh+)

202 186 Trinity is celery onions and bell peppers. I gorantee it
Posted by: G marks the spot at October 06, 2019 05:56 PM

What am I, chopped liver?
Posted by: Head of Garlic at October 06, 2019 05:58 PM (DMUuz)

No, that would be me.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 06:04 PM (NWiLs)

203 Crunchy toughens you up.
Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 06:02 PM (MVjcR)


If I'm ever in a situation where I wish I'd honed my crunchy peanut butter-eating skill because my very life depends on it, then clearly I have made some pretty bad decisions.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 06:04 PM (t+qrx)

204 184 PSA, There has been a menu change for the MoMe.


Imelda, that bitch, shut down all the oyster beds in the gulf so you are just going to have to eat grilled Argentine shrimp.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 05:57 PM (bVeh+)

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Works for me.

I don't do shelled snot.

Posted by: SMH at October 06, 2019 06:04 PM (RU4sa)

205 Both smooth and crunchy peanut butter has their place, always have both on hand

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 06:05 PM (ZCEU2)

206 And Jif extra crunchy peanut butter is the bee's knees.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 06:05 PM (PkVlr)

207
If I'm ever in a situation where I wish I'd honed my crunchy peanut butter-eating skill because my very life depends on it, then clearly I have made some pretty bad decisions.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 06:04 PM (t+qrx)
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When the shit goes sideways and all you can get in bartertowm is roughly processed crunchy, you'll thank me.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 06:06 PM (VtyYN)

208 Try tahini and jelly sometime. Different, but oddly appealing.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 06:06 PM (t+qrx)

209 SMH, better take cover from the incoming!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:06 PM (bVeh+)

210 That aside if this eliminates vegans I'm not seeing a downside here.
I'd say we're very much on the same page here.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 06, 2019 06:07 PM (7s3Gx)

211 For my sins, I am on dialysis. Three of the many foods I am not supposed to eat are tomatoes, potatoes, and dried beans. How the Hell am I supposed to get through the winter without spaghetti, chilli, or Midwestern goulash? I love braised short ribs, but without potatoes? What am I supposed to do with the braising liquid?

And speaking of braised short ribs -- my father did it differently. He dredged the short ribs in seasoned flour, browned in a Dutch oven with some oil. Then he covered them with water and stuck them in the oven for several hours. They came out with their own gravy. Yummy.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at October 06, 2019 06:07 PM (N5fY6)

212 I hang out at a craft brewery. I'm happy they don't make a pumpkin spice beer.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 06, 2019 06:07 PM (n1yOz)

213 No cooking today, but


McDonald's coffee, cuz both the local chain's and starblechs drive-thrus had lines, for food, a machaca torta from a very good Mexican non-fast-food fast food place near the gym. A torta [at least in this border region] is a Mexican sandwich, on an enormous [think 2-3 times the size/total volume of a normal sub roll] soft roll. Thing is, usually the contents are scaled up, so you end up with 2-3 meals in one item.


Coffee was OK, not as good as expected. Torta was excellent.


But real story was enjoying them while sitting looking out on the incredibly calm Pacific [get it? calm Pacific] on an outstanding example of one of the many types of perfect San Diego days, from a height right next to a WWII artillery observation bunker. And only half the visitors to this national monument area appeared to be Chinese, down from the normal 75%. A few Germans, too.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 06, 2019 06:08 PM (QDnY+)

214 186 Trinity is celery onions and bell peppers. I gorantee it
Posted by: G marks the spot at October 06, 2019 05:56 PM

What am I, chopped liver?
Posted by: Head of Garlic at October 06, 2019 05:58 PM

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When garlic is included, it is referred to as the Pope, or in New Orleans vernacular, wit da Pope.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:08 PM (Dhht7)

215 209 SMH, better take cover from the incoming!
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:06 PM (bVeh+)

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I ain't scared.

Posted by: SMH at October 06, 2019 06:08 PM (RU4sa)

216 For my encore, I plan to zip tie a piece of French Toast to a lamb rib that was Frenched, dip it in maple syrup, then eat it.


And that's the actual explanation for why Castle Bravo yielded 15 MT. It wasn't lithium isotopics, it was the wrath of CBD.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 06, 2019 06:09 PM (7s3Gx)

217 Crunchy proponents: JMB (PBUH), R. Lee Ermey, Neptunus Rex

Smooth devotees: Barry Soetoro, Mitt Romney, NUBs.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 06:09 PM (DMUuz)

218 Duncanthrax, that is harsh.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:11 PM (bVeh+)

219 Wah

Posted by: Quilp at October 06, 2019 06:11 PM (Bf3hj)

220 218 Duncanthrax, that is harsh.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:11 PM (bVeh+)
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It had to be said.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 06:11 PM (MVjcR)

221 I tend toward crunchy.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 06, 2019 06:12 PM (n1yOz)

222 Plenty of room in the crunchy tent, people.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 06:12 PM (MVjcR)

223 "I ain't scared."
-Posted by: SMH at October 06, 2019 06:08 PM (RU4sa)

For some reason, I'm absolutely, 100% certain that this statement is True.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:12 PM (Ckg4U)

224 You had peanut butter growing up ?

Luxury!

Posted by: jsg at October 06, 2019 06:13 PM (g2WLC)

225 WEasel, you have already committed the ultimate sin because there was no big, icy cold glass of REAL milk to go along with it.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:15 PM (bVeh+)

226 Ben Had.....who shut down oyster beds?

And who is imelda .... some state employed scrunt???....

Posted by: LoneRanger at October 06, 2019 06:15 PM (Z1WIh)

227 Olive oil (or butter, or any fat) in pasta water (or anything being boiled) is not there as a flavor, but as an anti-foaming agent.

Helps prevent boiling-over.


I tend to use butter, myself ... to the kettle of tomato juice I just canned (17 1/2 pints) I used less than a teaspoon of butter.


gotta go check the applesauce, brb.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:15 PM (wscsn)

228 225 WEasel, you have already committed the ultimate sin because there was no big, icy cold glass of REAL milk to go along with it.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:15 PM (bVeh+)
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It was also on wheat bread.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 06:15 PM (MVjcR)

229 We didn have peanuts or butter. Just an empty jar we took turns licking.

Posted by: freaked at October 06, 2019 06:15 PM (Tnijr)

230 I love cheese soups during the Fall and Winter months. I like all soups, but sometimes you need to coat everything in cheese.

...this is known.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:16 PM (Ckg4U)

231 208 ... "Try tahini and jelly sometime. Different, but oddly appealing."

hogmartin, They never used jelly but my Lebanese grandparents made a dip out of tahini, molasses and olive oil. Quite sweet but not cloying. I don't remember what it is called but the various recipes are out there.

Posted by: JTB at October 06, 2019 06:16 PM (bmdz3)

232 And who is imelda .... some state employed scrunt???....
Posted by: LoneRanger at October 06, 2019 06:15 PM (Z1WIh)

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Hurricane.

Posted by: SMH at October 06, 2019 06:17 PM (RU4sa)

233 Lone Ranger, Imelda was the tropical storm that hit the gulf area and caused a fresh water flush on the oyster beds. Jim, SND checked everywhere to no avail.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:17 PM (bVeh+)

234 I thought that Dutch Oven meant something else.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 06, 2019 06:17 PM (6hVit)

235 We had peanuts sometimes. Butter some other times. Never simultaneously. Which was the word for the day Thursday.

Posted by: klaftern at October 06, 2019 06:18 PM (RuIsu)

236 TX Parks and Wildlife closed the beds.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:18 PM (bVeh+)

237 I used to occasionally eat Cheez Whizz and jam on toast

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

238 Yes... oysters dont like fresh water...

East and west coast oysters are becoming a bargain now...

Posted by: Lone Ranger at October 06, 2019 06:20 PM (Z1WIh)

239 my bad, TS.

Thanks for the info, Ben.

Posted by: SMH at October 06, 2019 06:20 PM (RU4sa)

240 TX Parks and Wildlife closed the beds.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:18 PM (bVeh+)


Not cool.

Posted by: The walrus and/or the carpenter at October 06, 2019 06:21 PM (t+qrx)

241 237 I used to occasionally eat Cheez Whizz and jam on toast
Posted by: Northernlurker at October 06, 2019 06:20 PM (n1yOz)

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o_O

What kind of freak are you?

Posted by: SMH at October 06, 2019 06:22 PM (RU4sa)

242 The weirdest thing I enjoy is an egg sandwich, but instead of cheese and mayo, just some jelly on the buttered toast.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:22 PM (Ckg4U)

243 Mr.D'oh is a whiz at cooking this stuff so we're all good.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:23 PM (bVeh+)

244 240 TX Parks and Wildlife closed the beds.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:18 PM (bVeh+)

Not cool.
Posted by: The walrus and/or the carpenter at October 06, 2019 06:21 PM (t+qrx)

What are you bitching about? You already ate them all?

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 06:23 PM (NWiLs)

245 . not ?

Dammit.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 06:23 PM (NWiLs)

246 Crunchy proponents: JMB (PBUH), R. Lee Ermey, Neptunus Rex

Smooth devotees: Barry Soetoro, Mitt Romney, NUBs.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 06:09 PM

Citations needed.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:24 PM (Dhht7)

247 237 I used to occasionally eat Cheez Whizz and jam on toast
Posted by: Northernlurker at October 06, 2019 06:20 PM (n1yOz)

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o_O

What kind of freak are you?
Posted by: SMH at October 06, 2019 06:22

It's not like Cheez Whizz is actually cheese.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 06, 2019 06:24 PM (n1yOz)

248 Art rondelet, I think Ina garten's recipe for gingerbread is better than king arthur. I like the bits of candied ginger in it, but they are optional. Nuts are wrong. apple upside down gingerbread is intriguing.


Captain Jabin, my duaghter has a nightshade allergy and can't have tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, etc. we do green chili, chicken with tomatilla sauce with cornbread, stew with meat, carrots parsnips and green beans.

I haven't figured out a good substitute for bolognese sauce, so we either do chicken, vegetables and olive oil, or alfredo with grilled chicken. I do make meatballs and do the swedish sauce. it's not the same, I know, but we have to work with the dietary hand we are dealt.

Posted by: Moki at October 06, 2019 06:25 PM (mFoNl)

249 Crunchy proponents: JMB (PBUH), R. Lee Ermey, Neptunus Rex

Smooth devotees: Barry Soetoro, Mitt Romney, NUBs.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 06:09 PM

Citations needed.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:24 PM (Dhht7)


That's a lookup.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 06:25 PM (t+qrx)

250 Tacos wrapped in beans and tortillas here. Incredibly messy but so good.

Posted by: gingeroni at October 06, 2019 06:25 PM (/XPvv)

251 Mix it up, people!
Posted by: naturalfake at October 06, 2019 06:00 PM (Qi2cF)

****

Ok.
Taste buds are fired up.
Time for my classic metropolitan.
(Can be found in the Cookbook.)
Equal parts triple sec, gin and bourbon. Shake with ice. Serve in a chilled martini glass and garnish with a raspberry or blueberry or two.

Yum.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2019 06:25 PM (axyOa)

252 Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with Luxardo Maraschino cherry.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 06, 2019 06:00 PM

......

He told you to shake a Manhattan.

And you people denounced me for peanut butter whiskey.....

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 06, 2019 06:26 PM (LQMoO)

253 Sliding over to sit next to Diogenes.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:27 PM (bVeh+)

254 What a happy coincidence for the food thread topic. II just threw a bunch of meat into the oven for a nice 3-4 hour slow cook in wine and beef broth. I made basically the same dish last weekend, but I broke the bowl as I was putting away the leftovers and ended up with Beef a la Glass Shards. Not exactly what I wanted to eat the next day.

I love this cooler weather. It's the perfect excuse for chili, stew, and other warm, hearty meals.

Posted by: PabloD at October 06, 2019 06:28 PM (tt6ng)

255 Posted by: PabloD at October 06, 2019 06:28 PM (tt6ng)

Every time I see your nic I read it as PaoloD. I've been hanging around here way too much...

Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 06:30 PM (NWiLs)

256 Smooth peanut butter has it's uses and clean up is a breeze.

Crunchy is fine if she insists.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 06, 2019 06:30 PM (Z+IKu)

257 For all the "Mexican" stuff I make, I've never used a tomatillo. I remember someone describing the taste, but I'll just have to look-it-up.

...and now I see that there are a bunch of different varieties and it also depends on which stage, in which, you harvest them that their ripeness also changes the flavor. Makes sense, but it gets me no closer to any answers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:30 PM (Ckg4U)

258 Good science always seems to generate more questions. In this case, the question of the perfect topping, which all right-thinking Morons can agree is pure maple syrup, can be answered.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 05:38 PM

And Kerry Gold butter.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 06, 2019 06:30 PM (R/01c)

259 Posted by: Muad'dib at October 06, 2019

Hmm, where might a CO moron obtain such maple nectar?

Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2019 06:31 PM (OM4Ma)

260 Every time I see your nic I read it as PaoloD. I've been hanging around here way too much...
Posted by: Insomniac at October 06, 2019 06:30 PM (NWiLs)


Same here.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 06, 2019 06:31 PM (t+qrx)

261 I tried Franklin's recipe for brisket yesterday.

Taste was fine but itt wasn't as tender as usual.

I think the difference was that he cooks at 250F and I usually cook at 225F.

S-o-o-o, 225F it is.

I'm guessing Franklin uses 250 cuz he's cooking commercially and needs the extra temp for cooking multiple briskets simultaneously.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 06, 2019 06:31 PM (Qi2cF)

262 One thing for sure if you have peanut allergies you will be dead before you got through the door here.

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

263 Slap, I found a tomatillo/ poblano salsa, mixed with a hatch chili salsa that makes the best green chili ever.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:32 PM (bVeh+)

264 As a kid I put potato chips on a PBJ. It was good.

There, I said it.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:33 PM (Dhht7)

265
12 Pot roast is always a favorite.

People like Gwyneth have never taken a basic nutrition course in their lives but love telling others how and what to eat.

Like "clean" foods. WTF.........
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 06, 2019 04:12 PM (Z+IKu)


That was a jab at me, wasn't it? Fight me in the arena of SJW (not ideas)!

-- Big Mike, former FLOTUS

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 06, 2019 06:34 PM (pNxlR)

266 "sometimes you need to coat everything in cheese.

...this is known.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:16 PM (Ckg4U) "



Trufax from the Mincery !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:35 PM (wscsn)

267 olddog, I have a friend that eats PB and Pickle sandwiches.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:35 PM (bVeh+)

268

Taking a break from processing the last of the tomatoes... couple big containers of salsa base, couple of 'Italian' sauce base and will have a few more of unseasoned tomato sauce.

Not peak flavor but still darned good.

The Tomato Plant That Ate My Yard has finally stalled out with near freezing temps, but has been an amazing producer of Romas, plus some mutants that seem to have appendages and/or occasional speak in tongues. One creeper almost got the dog, till I knocked it back with the ice melt flamer.

Didn't have time for a garden this year due to family issues, this was all volunteer from last year, not even in the garden box, on the gravel path next to it. Spread on the ground a good 10 square feet+.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at October 06, 2019 06:35 PM (UFLLM)

269 "Slap, I found a tomatillo/ poblano salsa, mixed with a hatch chili salsa that makes the best green chili ever."
-Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:32 PM (bVeh+)

I missed-out on the Hatch Chiles this year. The good ones are always sold-out in a hurry in N.E. Ohio. I LOVE those things.

I have plenty of chicken for a green chili, so that might be an excellent addition.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:35 PM (Ckg4U)

270 Damn!

That first one went down quick.

Whew!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2019 06:35 PM (axyOa)

271 A warning if it's not too late: DO NOT GO ON THE KING ARTHUR FLOUR WEBSITE! Not only does it expose you to endless tempting recipes, they make you think you can make them.

You have been warned.


It's the adorable pans with that let you make acorn cupcakes!
And little pumpkins! Squeeee!
Plus, really expensive spices you've never heard of.

I do love the dough rising plastic lidded bowls I got from them, though.Very handy for pre-ferments, which is my
now preferred bread method.

Posted by: Sal at October 06, 2019 06:36 PM (2qCi9)

272 olddog, I have a friend that eats PB and Pickle sandwiches.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:35 PM

Hmmm. Sweet or Dill? Jelly's sweet, so I'd think hamburger dills.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:37 PM (Dhht7)

273 Slap, I use ground pork.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:37 PM (bVeh+)

274 Big Mike. Every time I read that, I smile.

Wonder what Big is having for dinner.

Posted by: klaftern at October 06, 2019 06:38 PM (RuIsu)

275 "Slap, I use ground pork."
-Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:37 PM (bVeh+)

I don't have any on-hand, but that would be much more flavorful than chicken.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:39 PM (Ckg4U)

276 Olddog, don't know if you remember me but I'm the Moron lurker who lives just up the road from you in Jackson. I wanted to ask which cancer center y'all go to, Southeast or St. Frank's?

I go to Southeast for Keytruda infusions for my Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Posted by: FORGER at October 06, 2019 06:39 PM (/5fwJ)

277 olddog, dill.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:39 PM (bVeh+)

278 Insom - OK, that made me laugh out loud!

I'm no Paolo: one, I don't have that much energy, and two, Mrs. D is a pretty good shot (she should be, I taught her).

Posted by: PabloD at October 06, 2019 06:40 PM (tt6ng)

279 Tokyo. It's what's for dinner.

Posted by: klaftern at October 06, 2019 06:40 PM (RuIsu)

280 I didn't make it myself, but for the last couple of days we've been enjoying a pack of tamales made by a little old Mexican lady who sells them herself. Really just some spiced finely ground meet, blanketed with corn meal, then all wrapped up with corn shucks and cooked. Unwrap and enjoy with your favorite salsa.

One of the things I enjoy about them is that in the America's, they've been a food staple for several thousand years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 06, 2019 06:40 PM (V2Yro)

281 I just finally stopped for the day. Jesus.. isn't life supposed to get a little EASIER when you get older? Just scrolling through.. I know I missed a lot but I didn't miss this.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NURSE!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 06, 2019 06:41 PM (dUJdY)

282 "Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at October 06, 2019 06:35 PM (UFLLM) "



We had a pumpkin plant (volunteer) do that this year - when Mrs Eez took it out with a short machete it had shoots invading tomato and cuke plants 10 - 15 feet away !
Whole yard is decorated with 6 - 8 inch pumpkins we recovered from the wreckage.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:41 PM (wscsn)

283 Thanks, Jewells!

And congratulations on your killer show yesterday.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 06:42 PM (PkVlr)

284 I put a Halloween tree up. lol.. my husband thinks I'm crazy.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 06, 2019 06:42 PM (dUJdY)

285 246 Crunchy proponents: JMB (PBUH), R. Lee Ermey, Neptunus Rex

Smooth devotees: Barry Soetoro, Mitt Romney, NUBs.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 06:09 PM

Citations needed.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:24 PM (Dhht7)

Whistleblower through Adam Schiff, so it MUST be true!

Posted by: Just the punchline. at October 06, 2019 06:42 PM (NgKpN)

286 Thank you nurse

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 06, 2019 06:43 PM (dUJdY)

287 Tom Servo, ain't those the best! A lady used to bring many dozens to the Vet's on Saturdays. She sold out in minutes.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:43 PM (bVeh+)

288 Aww, is it Nurse's B-day? It's my youngest daughter's, as well. A day reserved for nice people...
Have a happy one!

Posted by: Sal at October 06, 2019 06:43 PM (2qCi9)

289 "I put a Halloween tree up. lol.. my husband thinks I'm crazy."
-Posted by: Jewells45 at October 06, 2019 06:42 PM (dUJdY)

*does that head-turn thing that dogs do.*

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:43 PM (Ckg4U)

290 Yes, life has gotten in the way, lately.

But, not to the point I can't catch up and wish Nurse a happy birthday!

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman
at October 06, 2019 06:45 PM (WEBkv)

291 Thanks, Sal!

One of my besties' twin daughters were born on my birthday as well. It is a good day!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 06, 2019 06:45 PM (PkVlr)

292 Slap, back in the day Papa D'Eez liked his eggs that way from time to time, so you are continuing a fine tradition !
Might try that tomorrow myself !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:46 PM (wscsn)

293
Green Bay, 31 - Dallas, 3. Joe and Troy hardest hit.

My sad face.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 06, 2019 06:46 PM (7rVsF)

294 Slap, if you can't find them, I will send you the salsa.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:46 PM (bVeh+)

295 281 I just finally stopped for the day

I hear you. I boiled away the bulk of this weekend editing a short story (of all things).

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 06, 2019 06:46 PM (ykYG2)

296 Olddog, don't know if you remember me but I'm the Moron lurker who lives just up the road from you in Jackson. I wanted to ask which cancer center y'all go to, Southeast or St. Frank's?

I go to Southeast for Keytruda infusions for my Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Posted by: FORGER at October 06, 2019 06:39 PM

We started at Southeast. But wife was sent to Barnes in STL and was candidate for a Whipple procedure for her pancreatic cancer coz they don't do that in Cape. We wanted to switch back to SE for chemo, but with her complications and the way Barnes/WashU/Siteman Cancer center works we have stayed up there.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:46 PM (Dhht7)

297 O rly ?

Happy birthday, nurse, and many more !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:47 PM (wscsn)

298
PROFILE: CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER EATERS
More extroverted
Take more risks in their personal and work life
More likely to lean in to confrontation
More likely to arrive to work late
More likely to prefer going out on a Saturday night
More satisfied in love life
Believe more in love at first sight
More goal oriented
Prefer Game of Thrones
More likely to have been skydiving
Run more marathons
Compete in more chess tournaments
More likely to file taxes late
More confident
Eat peanut butter with a spoon four times a week

PROFILE: SMOOTH PEANUT BUTTER EATERS
More introverted
Take less risks in their personal and work life
More likely to avoid confrontation
More likely to arrive to work early
More likely to prefer staying in on a Saturday night
More likely to be dissatisfied in relationship
More likely to be rational with love
Stressed out more easily
Prefer Big Bang Theory
Get more speeding tickets
More likely to book a spontaneous trip and leave the same day
More likely to bail on plans
More hesitant
Eat peanut butter with a spoon three times a week

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 06:47 PM (DMUuz)

299 "Slap, back in the day Papa D'Eez liked his eggs that way from time to time, so you are continuing a fine tradition !
Might try that tomorrow myself !
"
-Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:46 PM (wscsn)

Long-Live Egg Sammies with Jelly-On-Toast!

"Slap, if you can't find them, I will send you the salsa."
-Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:46 PM (bVeh+)

I've long understood why people Love you.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:48 PM (Ckg4U)

300 293 mine

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 06:49 PM (ZCEU2)

301 Jesus.. isn't life supposed to get a little EASIER when you get older?

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 06, 2019 06:41 PM

As my MIL told me, the only thing golden about the "Golden Years" is the color of you piss.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:49 PM (Dhht7)

302 Doing a new soup: I make the filling part of Paula Deen's chicken pot pie, and just add milk/cream/half and half until it's soupy.

This was a make-shift when I realized I didn't have anything for the crust.

He has always loved the pie, so likes the soup, as well.
Serving it with some homemade rustic bread tonight.

Posted by: Sal at October 06, 2019 06:49 PM (2qCi9)

303

Tom Servo, those are another one of the things I sorta miss about living in an urban setting ... we used to get those by the dozens from little old ladies down the block and they were the best evah !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:50 PM (wscsn)

304 Rick Moran on PJM: The National Football League recently fined New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis $7,000 for violating the league's "personal message" rule. Davis wore a headband emblazoned with the phrase, "Man of God," which is against league policy regarding what can be worn on official team uniforms.

If I were Mr Davis I would be very tempted to wear "LOLGFNFL" on the front of my headband, with "FYNQ" at its rear.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 06, 2019 06:51 PM (ykYG2)

305 Slap, no one can hold a candle to your kindness.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:51 PM (bVeh+)

306 "Doing a new soup: I make the filling part of Paula Deen's chicken pot pie, and just add milk/cream/half and half until it's soupy.
This was a make-shift when I realized I didn't have anything for the crust.
He has always loved the pie, so likes the soup, as well.
Serving it with some homemade rustic bread tonight.
"
-Posted by: Sal at October 06, 2019 06:49 PM (2qCi9)

That's why I've taken to cooking as much as I have over the years. The improvisation is the artistry and the Happy Faces are the *Bonus*.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:52 PM (Ckg4U)

307 Wife's B'day was 2 days ago. Numerically she is 2 yrs older than me for one month. Used to give her so shit during this month. This year I am taking a pass and will wait until next year. (Hopefully.)

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:53 PM (Dhht7)

308 i like to use short ribs in my pasta sauce. super yummy.

Posted by: trapper's girl at October 06, 2019 06:54 PM (s5yKc)

309 As Weasel said, there is plenty of room in the Crunchy Tent.

It turns out crunchies are more open and accepting. 67% are willing to eat smooth peanut butter every once in a while.

On the other hand, 41% of closed-minded smooth peanut butter eaters said they would never eat crunchy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 06:54 PM (DMUuz)

310 "Slap, no one can hold a candle to your kindness."
-Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:51 PM (bVeh+)

*cough* Probablynot *cough*

...I'll simply say that I have my moments. -Thank you.

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:54 PM (Ckg4U)

311 The NFL definitely has fear of the Left

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2019 06:54 PM (ZCEU2)

312 306, exactly, Slap; improv is so much fun !

And when it works, mmm dogies does it work !

sometimes I even remember to write those down ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:55 PM (wscsn)

313 ...and with that, I must take my leave.

Later, Gators!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:56 PM (Ckg4U)

314 #NeverCrunchy

Posted by: NeverCrunchy at October 06, 2019 06:57 PM (aKsyK)

315 As Weasel said, there is plenty of room in the Crunchy Tent.

It turns out crunchies are more open and accepting. 67% are willing to eat smooth peanut butter every once in a while.

On the other hand, 41% of closed-minded smooth peanut butter eaters said they would never eat crunchy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 06:54 PM (DMUuz)
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Creamies are H8erz!

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2019 06:57 PM (MVjcR)

316 *un-static*

..."And when it works, mmm dogies does it work !"
-Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:55 PM (wscsn)

I love that phrase. I'm adopting it and feeding it tonight!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 06, 2019 06:58 PM (Ckg4U)

317 '#NeverCrunchy'

Mittens? Is that you?

Posted by: freaked at October 06, 2019 06:58 PM (Tnijr)

318 Duncanthrax, this may come down to an arm wrestling match. Each of us wresting a glass of tequila.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 06:58 PM (bVeh+)

319 My wife was treated there for her endometrial cancer back in '12, they know their stuff, after surgery and 5 weeks of daily radiation *crosses fingers and knocks wood* they cured her.


I thought if we were going to the same place, we might have a mini MoMe sometime. If anyplace could use some good vibes, it's a cancer center.

Posted by: FORGER at October 06, 2019 06:58 PM (/5fwJ)

320 similar situation here, olddog, ... it actually seems to bother her so I don't make much of it ... she can be so silly about trivial stuff, lol.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 06:59 PM (wscsn)

321 It turns out crunchies are more open and accepting. 67% are willing to eat smooth peanut butter every once in a while.

On the other hand, 41% of closed-minded smooth peanut butter eaters said they would never eat crunchy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 06:54 PM

Citation please.

67% of crunchy eater are willing to eat smooth because that's what everyone else in the house eats. Ergo, more smooth available and they're too lazy to go out an buy their own crunchy.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 06:59 PM (Dhht7)

322 PROFILE: CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER EATERS
More extroverted
Take more risks in their personal and work life
More likely to lean in to confrontation
More likely to arrive to work late
More likely to prefer going out on a Saturday night
More satisfied in love life
Believe more in love at first sight
More goal oriented
Prefer Game of Thrones
More likely to have been skydiving
Run more marathons
Compete in more chess tournaments
More likely to file taxes late
More confident
Eat peanut butter with a spoon four times a week

PROFILE: SMOOTH PEANUT BUTTER EATERS
More introverted
Take less risks in their personal and work life
More likely to avoid confrontation
More likely to arrive to work early
More likely to prefer staying in on a Saturday night
More likely to be dissatisfied in relationship
More likely to be rational with love
Stressed out more easily
Prefer Big Bang Theory
Get more speeding tickets
More likely to book a spontaneous trip and leave the same day
More likely to bail on plans
More hesitant
Eat peanut butter with a spoon three times a week
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 06:47 PM (DMUuz)




for the record, being more satisfied with their love life does not necessarily mean they have a good love life merely that they are satisfied with what they have, kind of a lowered expectations thing. maybe they are happy that they have one at all or are willing to take whatever comes along.

Posted by: not so at October 06, 2019 06:59 PM (HALdu)

323 So a second "whistle blower" is coming forward with allegedly "first hand" knowledge.

Hopefully all of these perturbations from the CIA and deep state are people lashing out because they have discovered they may have to develop strategies against prison rape.

Come on Barr, your country needs you to come through more than ever.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 06, 2019 07:00 PM (tJHro)

324 FORGER, Prayers for you and yours.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 07:01 PM (bVeh+)

325 does the second whistleblower even count if they have not actually filed a whistleblower complaint with the icig?

Posted by: not so at October 06, 2019 07:01 PM (HALdu)

326 Duncanthrax, I prefer cashew butter anyway.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 07:02 PM (bVeh+)

327 one of the very worst things I have eaten recently was raw almod butter. you turn the machine on and it grinds the almonds into "butter" as you watch. would have been better off eating a handful of dry, unsalted almonds.

Posted by: not so at October 06, 2019 07:03 PM (HALdu)

328 I'm going to wade into the crunchy versus smooth peanut butter wars.

For sammiches, crunchy is the only way to go.

That said, smooth peanut butter has its uses and is great in recipes, specifically Thai/Chinese peanut sauces and, best of all, peanut soup. I've had that numerous times at the King's Arms Tavern in Historic Williamsburg (VA). Peanut soup is the nectar of the gods. Served with 'snippets' which is a type of bread presentation. I've made the peanut soup at home a few times, but I've never made the snippets.

Posted by: RickZ at October 06, 2019 07:04 PM (Y8PSl)

329 @325
I can't even imagine what they would bring to the table, the transcript has been released, everyone knows what transpired on the call.
This is just more Donk/CIA/Deep State stray voltage seeing as the first whistleblower op has collapsed and need to do something to pump new life into this bullshit.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 06, 2019 07:05 PM (tJHro)

330 BTW, the PB stats are from a study of 2,000 American peanut butter eaters conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the natural food brand Peanut Butter & Co. this year (2019) in preparation for National Peanut Butter and Jelly day (April 2)

63 percent of respondents prefer to eat their peanut butter (both crunchy and smooth) right out of the jar with a spoon. However, as noted above, just like with their love lives, crunchies do it more.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 07:06 PM (DMUuz)

331 325 does the second whistleblower even count if they have not actually filed a whistleblower complaint with the icig?

Posted by: not so at October 06, 2019 07:01 PM (HALdu)


A pure guess: the latest whistleblower, who was in on the call (?), will claim the transcript released by the White House has deletions of incriminating Trump statements.

Posted by: Gref at October 06, 2019 07:06 PM (AMIL/)

332 If anyplace could use some good vibes, it's a cancer center.

Posted by: FORGER at October 06, 2019 06:58 PM

From your mouth to God's ears. Wife is half way through her chemo treatments. Next week we go to wound clinic on Tues and chemo on Wed. Don't really like making the trek to STL but is what it is.

Prayers for you and your wife.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 06, 2019 07:07 PM (Dhht7)

333 Thanks, Ben Had. All prayers, well wishes and good vibes gladly accepted here.


And for the record, Casa FORGER is creamy.

Posted by: FORGER at October 06, 2019 07:07 PM (/5fwJ)

334 Duncanthrax, they don't make crunchy reese's pb cups, so there.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 07:10 PM (bVeh+)

335 Mirepoix? Getting kind of fancy there for this Moron.



*Bings mirepoix*

Posted by: olddog in mo
........

I saw a MArtha Stewart cooking episode last week where she called it a "sofrito"..

go figure..

Holy Trinity is another one if you be down south!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 06, 2019 07:10 PM (438dO)

336 Duncanthrax, I prefer cashew butter anyway.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 07:02 PM


Smooth or crunchy? ;-)

I agree with you. Now that I think about it, I've never seen or heard of pecan butter, but a quick search shows recipes for it, and roasted pecan butter. I'm going to have to score some pecans this week.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 07:10 PM (DMUuz)

337 Came home to a nice surprise, Julie made lasagna today. We haven't had that in ages sounds good to me.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone I went in for a short day at work I went in for a short day at at October 06, 2019 07:10 PM (RwdVV)

338 Duncanthrax, I eagerly await those results.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 07:12 PM (bVeh+)

339 A pure guess: the latest whistleblower, who was in on the call (?), will claim the transcript released by the White House has deletions of incriminating Trump statements.
Posted by: Gref at October 06, 2019 07:06 PM (AMIL/)




You know, I would like to be as calm about this coup thing as possible but I have gotten to the point that I would like someone to the the Israeli thing, where they would break the bones in the hands of stone throwers, with fake whistleblowers.

Posted by: not so at October 06, 2019 07:13 PM (HALdu)

340 Duncanthrax, there is a huge pecan place right here in Corsicana.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 07:14 PM (bVeh+)

341 I saw a MArtha Stewart cooking episode last week where she called it a "sofrito"..

Ya, but she's a whore...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at October 06, 2019 07:15 PM (UFLLM)

342 Olddog, do you goto SE wound clinic? Wife goes there, sees Dr. Keck. If you see a guy in camo pants and Toyota hat with a dark haired woman in a wheelchair, that's me an the Mrs.

We made the trip to Siteman 5x a week for radiation. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to get to and w/ the right appt. time you can miss the worst of the traffic.

Posted by: FORGER at October 06, 2019 07:17 PM (/5fwJ)

343 Hmmm, creamy vs crunchy...

Welp, for PBJs, I'd take whatever is available-- as long as there's *grape* jelly and white bread.

Prefer crunchy for PB cookies though. Chopped almonds work, too!

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 07:23 PM (gP/Z3)

344 Captain Jabin, my duaghter has a nightshade allergy
and can't have tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, etc. we do green chili,
chicken with tomatilla sauce with cornbread, stew with meat, carrots
parsnips and green beans.



I haven't figured out a good substitute for bolognese sauce, so we
either do chicken, vegetables and olive oil, or alfredo with grilled
chicken. I do make meatballs and do the swedish sauce. it's not the
same, I know, but we have to work with the dietary hand we are dealt.

Posted by: Moki
...........
I've never heard of nightshade allergies... what are the symptoms?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 06, 2019 07:24 PM (438dO)

345 Creamy PB and grape J. It is written.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 06, 2019 05:20 PM (sGotD)
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*GAAAAK!* *GAAAAK!* *GAAAAK!* *GAAAAK!*

I hateses grape jelly and it runs down your arm...but Boysenberry stays put.

Posted by: Shanks for the memory at October 06, 2019 07:25 PM (TdCQk)

346 Shanks, have you tried it with (seedless is best, imo) blackberry jam? Also berry berry good!

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 07:29 PM (gP/Z3)

347 Grandma made jelly from Oregon Grapes.

Delicious!

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 07:30 PM (gP/Z3)

348 Quiet in here... NOOD?

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 07:31 PM (gP/Z3)

349 Yup. Nood.

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 07:31 PM (gP/Z3)

350 Reese's Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5k9qytb

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 07:31 PM (DMUuz)

351 Duncanthrax, there is a huge pecan place right here in Corsicana.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2019 07:14 PM


I just might be up there in a couple of weeks.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 06, 2019 07:32 PM (DMUuz)

352 nood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 06, 2019 07:33 PM (wscsn)

353 Not that a bolognese sauce is anything arcane or rare, but he puts Spanish chorizo in it, and that sounds great!
Blaspheme!!! Then it's not Bolognese. It's something else. Why do people think they get to change classic recipes?

Posted by: Jix at October 06, 2019 08:11 PM (Xx3z8)

354 Got nuthin' to add to the gub thread...

Anyone else wanna talk food? (basic food, I'm not a gourmet)

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 08:36 PM (gP/Z3)

355 Menu planning is the toughest.

I have a fulltime jerb and retired hubby who *does not* cook well.

Help?

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 08:37 PM (gP/Z3)

356 Last thing I want to do after 10hrs on my feet, is *cook*

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 08:40 PM (gP/Z3)

357 Good thing I like PBJ, right?

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 08:42 PM (gP/Z3)

358 Shucks. PBJs it shall be.

fml.

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 09:00 PM (gP/Z3)

359 I'm with Jix. Bolognese sauce with chorizo sounds like a kind of retarded chili, not spaghetti sauce.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 06, 2019 09:29 PM (G02Y7)

360 I had time and half a cabbage and some chicken stock so I made cabbage soup. Bought some veggies at the nearby farm stand -- including a purple carrot. Gorgeous, and it dyed the whole pot of soup the way a beet would. I also put in a turnip, an onion, and a potato, so it wound up being more of a vegetable stew than a soup. Still, may make again.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 06, 2019 09:31 PM (G02Y7)

361 Seriously, after 20 yrs together, he can't be arsed to cook even just on w*rknights.

I've done ALL the cooking and planning, and he retired early on in the year...

I'm going on strike. fk this!

Posted by: JQ at October 06, 2019 09:35 PM (gP/Z3)

362 Peanut butter and real butter on toast-yum!

Posted by: PapaDan at October 06, 2019 09:42 PM (lRiDj)

363 One day of coolness and I do not need any other excuse for pulling out the crock pot. It was corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes on Sunday. Delish!

Posted by: zanne at October 07, 2019 05:29 AM (NLEnr)

364 One day of coolness and I do not need any other excuse for pulling out the crock pot. It was corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes on Sunday. Delish!

No reason to put chorizo in Chef Anne Burrell's bolognese(just leave out some of the salt) or anyone else's.

Posted by: zanne at October 07, 2019 05:32 AM (NLEnr)

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