Food Thread:Eating Well And Eating Frugally Are Not Mutually Exclusive

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It's very easy to eat extremely well if you are a halfway-decent cook and have a generous food budget. Rack of lamb and halibut and fresh duck and heirloom pork and prime beef and gorgeous tomatoes flown in from south of the equator and fantastic fresh fruits and wonderful cakes from that great bakery everyone has heard about but nobody can afford and fantastic cured meats from stupidly expensive charcuteries and all the other things that a fat wallet can bring to the table.

And the flip side of those meals are simpler dishes made from ingredients that, while they may not peg the pompous meter, are equally delicious when prepared well. Yes, it is easy to eat like a king when you have his income, but it is also easy to eat very well on his butler's salary. We live in a country that is fabulously efficient at growing and raising food, and even more important, getting it to market in an amazingly efficient way.

A regional supermarket recently expanded into my area. I am not thrilled with their layout and most of their produce; the beef is just okay; and the fish counter is a disappointment. But their chickens are from Pennsylvania, are very inexpensive (usually on sale for about $1.59/lb.) and are excellent quality! Far better than the mass-market stuff from the big chains and just a tick behind my local poultry farm.

One of my favorite vegetables is the lowly cauliflower, but for some reason it has become relatively expensive; maybe the hipsters have discovered it! However, frozen cauliflower from Costco, or even the local chain supermarket is often just a fraction of the cost of fresh, and the quality is indistinguishable.

What's my point? Well, as usual, not much, but head below the fold and it will make a bit more sense.

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Last week commenter Moki asked a good question that morphed into a bit of a challenge: create a celebratory menu for eight people that is reasonably priced.

And what are the rules? Well, it could get very complicated, but for our purposes how about assuming a typical pantry; no fancy and weird herbs and spices and try to take into account all of the costs: that bag of semisweet chocolate chips wasn't free, so the cookies should take that cost into account.

Oh...and try to avoid slow-cookers and air fryers and such; many people have them, but many people don't.

Appetizer.
Main course.
Two sides (vegetable and starch or two vegetables: your choice).
Dessert (yeah...that's tough).

Try to keep the cost at $50-$80.

Winner (judged by Moki and me) will receive a copy of the world famous cookbook, b>The Deplorable Gourmet.

And there is no second place.

Send the entries to cbd dot aoshq at gee mail dot com.
Make the subject: "Menu Contest."

Results will be announced next week. Or the week after. Maybe. Vegan entries will be returned unopened and booby trapped.

Extra credit may be given for excellent sounding menus that are dairy-free or gluten-free.

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Here's my entry:

Shrimp with ceci beans: $12
Grilled chicken with parsley/mustard glaze: $20
Mashed potatoes with garlic: $4
Sauteed green beans with shallots: $8.50
Flourless chocolate cake with ice cream: $12

Since I'm not in the running for the Grand Prize, I'm not giving the breakdown, but it should give you some idea of what we are looking for...

I'm assuming that I have the leisure time to plan the meal, so I can buy stuff on sale. For instance, that shrimp will be frozen American shrimp on sale for $10/lb.

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This seems like a pretty solid recipe, very similar to Marcella Hazan's iconic version. But...the restaurant is in Brooklyn, not the West Village (that's in Manhattan). What else does this website get wrong?

Meatballs, The Spuntino Way

One thing that's weird? Raisins. in meatballs. I'll probably try it -- once -- and then laugh ironically and twirl my mustache.

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Busy, Busy, Busy!
Brown Sugar Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Wow. That's a mouthful! But it does sound good.

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I am overwhelmed by the choices in bourbon and rye. It's become ridiculous how many marginally different varieties there are. Luckily it is also quite easy to find a good one or two or nine. A Guide to Kentucky Bourbon Distillery House Styles is worth a read, although there still is nothing like trying them on for size at a friend's house, or if you are lucky, at the distilleries or the occasional tasting held in liquor stores.

No matter what anyone says, the best bourbon (or anything else) is the one you like the best, and yours is the only opinion that is worth a damn.

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Food and cooking tips, Large-breasted Muscovy ducks, young wild pigs, bartenders who use vermouth in Martinis (but not too much), pork belly that doesn't have 5-spice, low-temperature-roast chicken, and good tomatoes that aren't square, pale pink and covered with Mestizo E.coli: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit. And yes, shaking a Manhattan is blasphemy...it's in the Bible!

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1 Chicken

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 04:01 PM (R5lpX)

2 Best man only today

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 04:01 PM (OjZpE)

3 Chicken sausages with pasta or on rolls, not sure, but scotch soon after dinner.

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 04:02 PM (OjZpE)

4 I want to make a stew (in a pumpkin) today. But I'm at the pub and I may run out of time.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 25, 2020 04:02 PM (8WN1C)

5 Looks like a good dish for the Trump Victory dance party and the beginning of the Progressive War Crimes Tribunal perp walks.

Popcorn too!

Posted by: 80's music fan at October 25, 2020 04:05 PM (glGDV)

6 I made apple pie today.

Posted by: ALH at October 25, 2020 04:09 PM (6nLoy)

7 Gravy is done. Macaroni is boiling. Wine is being consumed.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 25, 2020 04:11 PM (JOV35)

8 Corgis have been summoned

Posted by: ALH at October 25, 2020 04:11 PM (6nLoy)

9 On the contest, food prices will be different for different parts of the country. Will that be factored in?

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 04:11 PM (R5lpX)

10 I want to make a stew (in a pumpkin) today. But I'm at the pub and I may run out of time.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy


Chicken, onion, pumpkin, olives, and sage ...

Going to try a recipe from The Hairy Bikers Mediterranean Cookbook ...

More worried about getting an edible pumpkin at Halloween as most are for carving.


British tv cooking show ...

https://www.amazon.com/
Hairy-Bikers-Mediterranean-Adventure
-recipes/dp/1409171914/

Posted by: Adriane the Faceless Black Men Photo Editing Critic ... at October 25, 2020 04:12 PM (LPnfS)

11 That chicken looks delicious. Yum!

Posted by: ALH at October 25, 2020 04:13 PM (6nLoy)

12 Hunter doesn't know what spatchcocking is, but it sounds hot so he's in.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 25, 2020 04:13 PM (gQyIA)

13 Made Marcella Hazan's "Tuscan Meat Roll with Wine and Porcini" which is a pound of ground beef made into a meat loaf. The sauce is tomato, wine, porcini and their juices cooked down. When I have a taste for meatloaf this is the only one I make anymore. Great sandwiches too.

Posted by: dartist at October 25, 2020 04:13 PM (+ya+t)

14 Is there a newer version of the Deplorable Gourmet cookbook? I just got mine and it is copywrite 2017.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 04:13 PM (R5lpX)

15 Pizza's on the menu tonight. Everyone likes different toppings, so I make three mini pizzas, and everyone's happy.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 25, 2020 04:14 PM (CAJOC)

16 Food Thread:Eating Well And Eating Frugally Are Not Mutually Exclusive

This is also true is you are a vegetarian, as I am.

Over the years I have become quite a good home-chef, and when I calculate the cost of the from-scratch ingredients of whatever it is I am making, it often comes out to pennies per serving. Even if sometimes making "fancy" dishes. If you buy in the bulk section, or get what's on sale in the fresh vegs dept., all it takes is elbow grease and a knowledge of cooking to make great fod for very little money.

AND YET, the left constantly whines about poor people have "food insecurity." Yet when you see how much $$$ they get with SNAP (aka food stamps), it's often far far more than my monthly family food budget. I mean, like, double or triple what I spend, and I'm often buying nice stuff.

I no longer pay the slighrst attention to the whines coming from the Left about "poverty" and "foo insecurity: and "food deserts." None of it is true.

Posted by: zombie at October 25, 2020 04:16 PM (HEEq1)

17
I have a great new recipe for "Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich" if anyone's interested

Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 25, 2020 04:16 PM (iTXRQ)

18 I have a great new recipe for "Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich" if anyone's interested
Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 25, 2020 04:16 PM (

I am

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 25, 2020 04:16 PM (8WN1C)

19 I have a pot roast in the oven as we speak. The studio smells divine. A side salad with a tart dressing and banana bread I made a couple days ago and I fed me, my oldest son and two of his friends for 40 bucks.

Add the wine, another 15. We have amazing, inexpensive wines here from independent wineries in the local grocery store.

Pot roast, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes.... some herbs from the neighbors garden, specifically parsley and rosemary, beef stock from the freezer.

Drink the same wine you cook with. Because if you wouldn't drink it, why would you cook with it?

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 04:16 PM (U2p+3)

20 I have a copy of the Deplorable Gourmet already, but challenge accepted.

I personally think an autographed copy by CDB or Bluebell would up the ante.

All of my courses will be Bitter Clinger-themed, of course.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 25, 2020 04:16 PM (Zg7Gg)

21 4 I want to make a stew (in a pumpkin) today. But I'm at the pub and I may run out of time.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 25, 2020 04:02 PM (8WN1C)

If you're there and some chick is calling you Bae I would stay there. Do the stew some other time.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 04:17 PM (xVAsG)

22
If you're there and some chick is calling you Bae I would stay there. Do the stew some other time.
Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 04:17 PM (xVAsG)

Word of wisdom received.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 25, 2020 04:17 PM (8WN1C)

23 Will that be factored in?

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 04:11 PM (R5lpX)

Well, I assume that everyone will cook what makes the most sense,so if you can get great green beans for a quarter and heirloom pork for $2/lb. Then good for you!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 04:18 PM (xT2tT)

24 Meatloaf, home made scalloped potatoes and something green tonight.

Right now it's Bourbon time. New Riff 100 proof.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 25, 2020 04:18 PM (3H9h1)

25 I wanted pumpkin pie so bought frozen crust, canned pumpkin but forgot you need condenced milk so no pie tonight.

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 04:19 PM (OjZpE)

26 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 25, 2020 04:16 PM (Zg7Gg)


Did you see my response to your question late in the last thread?

Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 04:19 PM (/wAhO)

27 DB on toast is good.

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 04:20 PM (OjZpE)

28 I'm not really a bourbon drinker because it's usually too sweet for me. It's also the trendy beverage with millenials and younger, so prices for premium brands are increasing fast.

As far as rye is concerned, Whistlepig 10 is the best I've had, and it's
very good, but it's quite steep. As a result, I usually drink Russell's, which
isn't much of a sacrifice. However, rye in general seems to be on the same upward price
trajectory as bourbon, but a bit behind.
I've been sampling a bottle of Bunnahabhain 12 Scotch. It's pretty
good, especially if you're looking for less peat than my usual
Talisker. I really hope that with other liquors gaining in popularity, scotch prices will stabilize and maybe even decline a bit. They're really insane at this point.


Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 04:21 PM (v16oJ)

29 Raisins sounds like it would work in meat balls. Raymond's wife put currents in her braciole which gave Frank a hard on in "Everybody Loves Raymond".





Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 25, 2020 04:22 PM (Z+IKu)

30 I'll be making Cream of Jack-o-Lantern Soup later this week when I get around to cutting my halloween pumpkins.

It will consist of the flesh from the eyes, nose, and mouth of each pumpkin.

Kind of a psychopath soup.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 25, 2020 04:22 PM (2lndx)

31
Okay
You will need:

2 slices white bread
some peanut butter
some jelly

1) put 2 pieces of white bread on a plate
2) spread peanut butter on one, and jelly on the other
3) jam them together so the peanut butter and the jelly are touching
4) enjoy

also called a 'jam sandwich' because you jam the two parts together

Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 25, 2020 04:22 PM (iTXRQ)

32 Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 04:19 PM (/wAhO)

.....

Ooh, I like that.

I may be able to photoshop a power bar onto a KJV bible!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 25, 2020 04:22 PM (Zg7Gg)

33 10 I want to make a stew (in a pumpkin) today. But I'm at the pub and I may run out of time.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy

Chicken, onion, pumpkin, olives, and sage ...

Going to try a recipe from The Hairy Bikers Mediterranean Cookbook ...

More worried about getting an edible pumpkin at Halloween as most are for carving.


British tv cooking show ...

https://www.amazon.com/
Hairy-Bikers-Mediterranean-Adventure
-recipes/dp/1409171914/

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Very funny comedy spoof of the Hairy Bikers called the Hairy Lairy Bikers:

https://tinyurl.com/yxbj78qy

Very NSFW language, really bad. But in a Geordie accent.

Posted by: Sir Ian Botham. at October 25, 2020 04:23 PM (oaWXk)

34 25 I wanted pumpkin pie so bought frozen crust, canned pumpkin but forgot you need condenced milk so no pie tonight.
Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 04:19 PM (OjZpE)

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Check your recipe on that. You may want evaporated milk instead of condensed milk.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 25, 2020 04:23 PM (CAJOC)

35 I wanted pumpkin pie so bought frozen crust, canned pumpkin but forgot you need condenced milk so no pie tonight.
Posted by: Skip


If you have milk, you can reduce it on simmer then add sweeter of your choice ...

Posted by: Adriane the Faceless Black Men Photo Editing Critic ... at October 25, 2020 04:24 PM (LPnfS)

36 I use dates in my meatballs.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, deplorable chump at October 25, 2020 04:24 PM (hGohp)

37 I guess it would depend on the celebration. Is it a raise at work, a birthday party or retirement party. Thanksgiving or Christmas? Or just some friends getting together to celebrate the magnificent Trump reelection.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 04:24 PM (R5lpX)

38 I no longer pay the slighrst attention to the whines
coming from the Left about "poverty" and "foo insecurity: and "food
deserts." None of it is true.

Posted by: zombie


Whine mom: "Oh, the poor really want good food, but they can't get it, and it's too expensive".

Government: "Here's some taxpayer money. Go buy some good groceries."
Poor: "Where are the chips and sugared drinks?"

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 04:24 PM (v16oJ)

39 Gotta sous vide that shit.....

now back to read the content and previous posts

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at October 25, 2020 04:24 PM (oAY8z)

40 Ooh, I like that.



I may be able to photoshop a power bar onto a KJV bible!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 25, 2020 04:22 PM (Zg7Gg)

You're welcome. Although you should include a USB cable.

Give me some time, and I'll probably think up a few more.

Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 04:24 PM (/wAhO)

41 Bourbon is going through a tulipmania phase. Pretty irritating. Same doofuses are no endeavoring to do the same thing with rum.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 25, 2020 04:24 PM (H5knJ)

42 When it comes to bourbon, I know better what to avoid.

I loathe Jim Beam. it's the Folger's coffee of bourbon (I will not drink Folger's. I hate the smell of it, even. so, naturally, it's the office coffee. Which is why I have my own coffee pot. Black Rifle B-B on deck).

but, I digress. Most of the bourbons I sample are very good, and they all have their own subtle flavors. Buffalo Trace is particularly good.

But my go-to is Evan Williams, black label. Lower price than Jim Beam, and orders of magnitude better.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 25, 2020 04:24 PM (x8Wzq)

43 You're welcome. Although you should include a USB cable.

.....

Yes, as the sewn in book mark that some Bibles contain!

Craft project!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 25, 2020 04:25 PM (Zg7Gg)

44 25. You don't NEED condensed milk Skip, there are Punkin pie recipes that use cream and sugar instead.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 25, 2020 04:26 PM (NOk+L)

45 My go to bourbon is Bulleit.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 25, 2020 04:26 PM (8WN1C)

46 And there is no second place.
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I've been trying to tell you that for years now.

Posted by: Yoda at October 25, 2020 04:26 PM (Ygdwp)

47 I'm a terrible cook so I'm not even going to try this challenge.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 04:26 PM (xVAsG)

48 Heh. AOSHQ gets results. In the sidebar link about the Jersey Trump parade, "epitaphs" got corrected to "epithets".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 04:26 PM (gAwLk)

49 Dammit, just lost power and got knocked offline. I wait all week for this thread. I hope Comcast chokes on a chicken bone.

Posted by: dartist at October 25, 2020 04:27 PM (+ya+t)

50 Very funny comedy spoof of the Hairy Bikers called the Hairy Lairy Bikers:

https://tinyurl.com/yxbj78qy

Very NSFW language, really bad. But in a Geordie accent.
Posted by: Sir Ian Botham.


I've never seen the tv show, just the cookbook ...

But thanks for the link, I'll give it a try tonight after chores.
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Faceless Black Men Photo Editing Critic ... at October 25, 2020 04:27 PM (LPnfS)

51 Stephen Price Blair, you eggplant dish was a huge hit as always. Hope you saw who got the first helping.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 04:27 PM (CKxoR)

52 My go to bourbon is Bulleit.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 25, 2020 04:26 PM (8WN1C)

Bulleit rye is also excellent.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 25, 2020 04:28 PM (x8Wzq)

53 Any culinary moron in the group have a line on a used vacuum sealer?

We're looking for something along the lines of a MiniPack MV41. Trying to keep the cost under $3000.

I bought a nice rethermalizer and need to get something to bag the product.

Posted by: jwest at October 25, 2020 04:28 PM (/BlEx)

54 I personally think an autographed copy by CDB or Bluebell would up the ante.

All of my courses will be Bitter Clinger-themed, of course.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

I have a copy autographed by Bluebell.

And a wooden spork from her, too.

Nyah!!!!! (sticks out tongue)

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at October 25, 2020 04:28 PM (ZCiJZ)

55
Now if you're looking to make a meal of the Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich, you'll need my companion recipes:

Bag Of Potato Chips
Glass Of Milk


maybe next week- I've given you a lot to work with for now

Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 25, 2020 04:29 PM (iTXRQ)

56 Four roses is cheap but good. Wild turkey 101 is cheap but good. I like makers too. Also cheap. Good bourbon does not mean expensive.


I need to cultivate my taste in scotch. I like monkey shoulder. Also cheap.

Whats good in rye?

Posted by: USNtakim at October 25, 2020 04:29 PM (0OmEj)

57 I no longer pay the slighrst attention to the whines coming from the Left about "poverty" and "foo insecurity: and "food deserts." None of it is true.
Posted by: zombie at October 25, 2020 04:16 PM (HEEq1)

"Food deserts" are really "intelligence deserts". Prove me wrong.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 04:29 PM (gAwLk)

58 I bought a nice rethermalizer and need to get something to bag the product.
Posted by: jwest

Sorry, traded my rethermalizer for a flux capacity. My DeLorean comes first.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at October 25, 2020 04:30 PM (ZCiJZ)

59 Whats good in rye?

Posted by: USNtakim at October 25, 2020 04:29 PM (0OmEj)

Four Roses 100 proof rye is my current cocktail rye. Spicy, with a good pop from the extra alcohol. And not expensive.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 04:30 PM (xT2tT)

60 I second Evan Williams. I have to watch getting it delivered doesn't put me on the wrong side of the grass.

Posted by: dartist at October 25, 2020 04:31 PM (+ya+t)

61 Stephen Price Blair, you eggplant dish was a huge hit as always. Hope you saw who got the first helping.

Yes, I did

By the way, I did it a little differently this year. Instead of steaming the eggplant I wrapped it in tinfoil and grilled it. I think that made a big difference. Not just the smoke flavor, but the keeping more liquid from the eggplant.

And the recipe is in the Deplorable Gourmet!

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 25, 2020 04:31 PM (2lndx)

62 Thanks for another entertaining and educational Food Thread, CBD!

Today began with biscuits and gravy. Good way to kick off a day that is turning cold with a chance for snow. Dinner will be fresh green beans cooked with bacon, garlic, onion and about a dozen of those "two bite" potatoes, and lamb patties on the side. Mom carved the lamb and ground it, so we will have lamb patties or burgers. Keeping the spices for the lamb simple, salt, pepper and garlic.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at October 25, 2020 04:32 PM (XTN8H)

63 Is there a newer version of the Deplorable Gourmet cookbook? I just got mine and it is copyright 2017.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 04:13 PM (R5lpX)



I checked my copy and 2017 is the current version.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 04:32 PM (ZSK0i)

64 Whats good in rye?
Posted by: USNtakim at October


Broken Barrel rye is quite tasty. It's small batch.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 04:32 PM (U2p+3)

65 Poor: "Where are the chips and sugared drinks?"

Posted by: pep


iirc, "They" were boycotting a proposed Whole Foods type grocery market because it didn't carry the candies that they wanted...

Oy.

Posted by: Adriane the Faceless Black Men Photo Editing Critic ... at October 25, 2020 04:32 PM (LPnfS)

66
>Whats good in rye?


Catchers


ba doom tissss
Thanks always a great crowd here at the Rainbow Room

Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 25, 2020 04:33 PM (iTXRQ)

67 Posted by: Legally Sufficient at October 25, 2020 04:32 PM (XTN8H)

I love biscuits and gravy!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 04:33 PM (xT2tT)

68 We had a big lunch today, so it's probably peanut butter tonight.

Posted by: ALH at October 25, 2020 04:33 PM (6nLoy)

69 57 I no longer pay the slighrst attention to the whines coming from the Left about "poverty" and "foo insecurity: and "food deserts." None of it is true.
Posted by: zombie at October 25, 2020 04:16 PM (HEEq1)

"Food deserts" are really "intelligence deserts". Prove me wrong.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 04:29 PM (gAwLk)

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I bet you'll find that 'food deserts' are actually 'alcohol seas'.
And those tides don't ebb and flow for free either.

Posted by: Sir Ian Botham. at October 25, 2020 04:34 PM (oaWXk)

70 Best money saver: just watch out for sales, especially for meat, fish and chicken. Buy cheaper cuts for stews and soups. If you're shopping and you see, for instance, that peppercorns or flour or some other staple is on sale, buy it even if you don't need at the moment, because eventually you will. I also use coupons.

One thing I am pretty good at is being a thrifty grocery shopper. Every now and then I feel free to splurge on an expensive but necessary ingredient- like dried morels for instance - because I've cut my costs elsewhere.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at October 25, 2020 04:34 PM (HabA/)

71 Ok, I got a question and it dovetails to some extent with jwest's question above. I'm betting this has been answered before and if so, could you all point me to the correct discussion thread.

What's the gang's current thinking on best sous vide circulators and bag sealers? I'm getting ready to pull the trigger here and the wife's on board since we can also use a sealer for freezer purposes...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 04:34 PM (ZSK0i)

72 Catchers


ba doom tissss
Thanks always a great crowd here at the Rainbow Room
Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 25, 2020 04:33 PM (iTXRQ)

Pro tip:

If you hear Jeffery Toobin singing, "Comin' Through The Rye", sidle away, quickly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 04:34 PM (gAwLk)

73 Ah well.

Bone Appa Tighty, y'all ...

Chores to do ...

Too many, but hey, that's life.

Posted by: Adriane the Faceless Black Men Photo Editing Critic ... at October 25, 2020 04:35 PM (LPnfS)

74 Whats good in rye?

......

WhistlePig 15.

But if you aren't into paying $270+ a bottle, Michters.

Just one 'rons opinion, mind you.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 25, 2020 04:35 PM (Zg7Gg)

75 Hey CBD and Food Hordians!!

I have instituted "Celebratory Dinner Night" on Fridays in honor of this challenge, to play with menus, specific holiday requirements, all for 50 bucks or less for 8 people. I am really looking forward to making the menus people suggest - I love recipe testing, and this is a great way to get me out of my typical 15 meal rotation.

Note to CBD: the vegan bean and kale soup turned out fine, but today, I sauteed kielbasy until caramelized and the heated the leftover soup with it.

My husband proposed again.

Posted by: Moki at October 25, 2020 04:35 PM (+X9Vs)

76 Thanks for indulging me at the MoMe and trying the smoked bologna.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 04:35 PM (CKxoR)

77 CBD -
I'd try to do a menu with a soup, Followed by either a grilled barnyard animal or suitable seafood, accompanied by ome kind of salsa and a plated vegetable, and finished with a tiramisu with a good coffee.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2020 04:36 PM (Yc+Sy)

78 That Evan Williams Single Barrel is some very drinkable stuff, and at a decent price point.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 25, 2020 04:36 PM (Zg7Gg)

79 Looks at chicken...

Looks at bowl of tomato soup.

Sighs....

Posted by: Diogenes at October 25, 2020 04:36 PM (axyOa)

80 My mother, descended from Nablidan Italians (Neapolitan), always uses raisins in her meatballs. Keeps them moist after pan-frying.

Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at October 25, 2020 04:36 PM (pYQR/)

81 Being in Bourbon country I get to sample a variety of them. I still have two bottles of Pappy van Winkle just waiting for the "perfect moment."

I'm thinking November 3rd when Trump wins.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 25, 2020 04:37 PM (3H9h1)

82 Meatballs, The Spuntino Way

One thing that's weird? Raisins. in meatballs. I'll probably try it -- once -- and then laugh ironically and twirl my mustache.

Yeah, yeah, yeah...

I got hooted off an ONT for suggesting that this type of meatball is REALLY DAMN GOOD.

We had a small neighborhood Italian restaurant that served these as an appetizer...mwah, exquisite!

And, as always...RAISINS ROCK!

(Insom's not here to register his disgust...heh)


Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 04:38 PM (BgMrQ)

83 And on the thread topic, yeah, the dish doesn't have to be expensive. For that matter, I like nothing better than a good red beans and rice, flavored with a ham hock or two.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 04:38 PM (ZSK0i)

84 I no longer pay the slighrst attention to the whines coming from the
Left about "poverty" and "foo insecurity: and "food deserts." None of it
is true



Yep, and let's ignore the obesity problem among the poor while we're at it.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at October 25, 2020 04:38 PM (51WJ2)

85 Bring a loada'
RC Cola
TV Dinner
A plate of Twinkies
It takes a pink burrito
For to keep me clean

Posted by: 0231 at October 25, 2020 04:38 PM (r+ov6)

86 I just ate a plate of bacon and eggs. It was yummy. Now I am going to go outside, and put my snow blower back together. Might even clear some trails with it, if the repair is successful.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 04:38 PM (gAwLk)

87 "Food deserts" are really "intelligence deserts". Prove me wrong.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


In Berkeley (in the SF Bay Area) there is one of te largest and best-stocked and least-expensive fresh grocery stores in the United States, by the name of Berkeley Bowl (so-named because it used to be located in a disused bowling alley). They have aisles upon aisles upon aisles of the worlds best vegetables and fruit, at wholesale-level prices (most Bay Area restaurants shop there), plus a massive bulk area, also at wholesale-level prices.

This store is basically in the "poor" side of town, where the rent is cheaper, so the poor people have much easier access to it -- basically walking distance from most of Berkeley's "slum" --compared to the rich people, who have to drive miles to reach it.

AND YET, the clientele is 95% white and Asian, middle-class and upper-class. While the nearby poor people, if they do enter the store at all, it is merely to buy a can of beer or some pork rinds or cheetos. But mostly they avoid the store altogether, and walk right past it to the overpriced liquor store on a nearby corner.

Why??? The real reason is: They don[t want to cook. Too much bother. They just want insta=food. No patience. No tolerance for "delayed gratification."

Posted by: zombie at October 25, 2020 04:39 PM (HEEq1)

88 79 Looks at chicken...

Looks at bowl of tomato soup.

Sighs....
Posted by: Diogenes at October 25, 2020 04:36 PM (axyOa)

--------------------------

Whip up a grilled cheese sandwich to go with the soup, and that tomato soup will look a whole lot better!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 25, 2020 04:39 PM (CAJOC)

89 76 Thanks for indulging me at the MoMe and trying the smoked bologna.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 25,

You had smoked bologna??????

I have GOT to make it there next year!!!!!!

A slice of that on homemade bread with spicy brown mustard...


Posted by: Moki at October 25, 2020 04:39 PM (+X9Vs)

90 Somehow hazelnut coffee cream won't cut it, it will be a stop at the store again tomorrow foe evaporated milk

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 04:39 PM (OjZpE)

91 Something else I've discovered: I've used good wine as a cooking ingredient and cheap wine and I really can't tell the difference. Don't use cooking wine or sherry but save the good stuff for drinking not cooking. I usually get those cheap miniature box wines for wine to put in a stew.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at October 25, 2020 04:39 PM (HabA/)

92 Go away. I'm not ready yet.

Posted by: Sue Vide at October 25, 2020 04:40 PM (EgshT)

93 Nine day lid deserves "Burning Skull".

Posted by: Garbone at October 25, 2020 04:40 PM (Rsc3o)

94 One thing you should never ever spend money on is stock. Save your carrot, celery and onion ends and your bones. Throw in a bay leaf, some peppercorns and some garlic and you have stock with no chemicals or preservatives. And it isn't overly salty.

Use wine that has gone vinegary in salad dressing.

Make your own croutons from stale bread .

Domestic olive oil is just as good and can be less expensive.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 04:41 PM (U2p+3)

95 41 Bourbon is going through a tulipmania phase. Pretty irritating. Same doofuses are no endeavoring to do the same thing with rum.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 25, 2020 04:24 PM (H5knJ)

First htey came for Scotch Whisky. Then they turned to Bourbon.

Now you say Rum is in their greedy sights...time for sodomy and the lash!!!

Posted by: Angry Otters at October 25, 2020 04:41 PM (BgMrQ)

96 Whip up a grilled cheese sandwich to go with the soup, and that tomato soup will look a whole lot better!

Posted by: No One of Consequence




How many think that is the greatest winter comfort food?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at October 25, 2020 04:41 PM (51WJ2)

97 Bad wine makes bad food is the general rule

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 04:41 PM (OjZpE)

98 Moki, I would be so honored.

I will have to find a bigger pot for the green chili.

12 quarts went like lightning.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 04:41 PM (CKxoR)

99 Go away. I'm not ready yet.
Posted by: Sue Vide at October 25, 2020 04:40 PM (EgshT)

An empty man on an empty horse.

Posted by: Sioux Vide at October 25, 2020 04:41 PM (gAwLk)

100 Although it's no high end sealer I have had a lot of luck with a Foodsaver Gamesaver Plus. 2 sizes of bags, great for freezing foods. Cheese and lunch meat last forever in the fridge.

Posted by: dartist at October 25, 2020 04:42 PM (+ya+t)

101 Re: Bourbon article. Now I know why I only like Makers Mark. It's the wheat (and no rye).

Posted by: TN Deplorable at October 25, 2020 04:42 PM (mgeBd)

102 Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 04:41 PM (U2p+3

*furiously scribbles notes*

Cool. Thanks. I've always hated throwing out veggie parts.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 25, 2020 04:43 PM (x8Wzq)

103 Why??? The real reason is: They don[t want to cook. Too much bother. They just want insta=food. No patience. No tolerance for "delayed gratification."
Posted by: zombie at October 25, 2020 04:39 PM (HEEq1)

That's really too bad considering that black women once prided themselves on their cooking skills and "soul food" (aka southern food) although fattening, is tasty and still healthier than fast food crap.

Those skills were not passed on.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at October 25, 2020 04:44 PM (HabA/)

104 101
Re: Bourbon article. Now I know why I only like Makers Mark. It's the wheat (and no rye).

Posted by: TN Deplorable


It's the corn that makes it cloyingly sweet, IMHO.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 04:44 PM (v16oJ)

105 Wait, there was green chili this year too? Damn, I'm getting there on Thursday next year for sure!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 04:45 PM (UUBmN)

106 My son likes spicy foods, so when I make him grilled cheese, I use a jalapeno and habanero jack cheese. I've also got a recipe for jalapeno tomato soup.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 25, 2020 04:45 PM (CAJOC)

107 I still want to find out about the rethermalizer.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 25, 2020 04:45 PM (8WN1C)

108 lin-duh, I couldn't even save you some, so Thursday it is.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 04:46 PM (CKxoR)

109
Why??? The real reason is: They don[t want to cook. Too much bother. They just want insta=food. No patience. No tolerance for "delayed gratification."
Posted by: zombie at October 25, 2020 04:39 PM (HEEq1)

I can understand the working poor- especially those with two jobs- not enthused about cooking in between shifts. It takes time to create a menu, shop, cook and then clean up. It's easier to get something to throw in the oven as a one and done (stouffer's lasagna) or drive through. A friend with five kids told me that when her husband was deployed, dinner meant grabbing the keys to the van and choosing a fast food place they hadn't been to in a couple of days.

I spend a lot of time menu planning, costing ingredients and shopping the sales, but I have to cook our food - we have a family with myriad food allergies that are in some cases, life-threatening. But husband and I are retired so I have time to do this. Someone working two jobs doesn't, and my heart goes out to them.

Someone who has plenty of time to make a meal plan, shop with a budget and prefers to get chips and beer, I don't have as much sympathy for.

Posted by: Moki at October 25, 2020 04:46 PM (+X9Vs)

110 I find that my kids always seem to be in the neighborhood and just thought they'd drop by when I make Saag Gosht (lamb and spinach stew) when my wife happens to mention it. Okay with me.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 04:47 PM (v16oJ)

111 I love biscuits and gravy!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 04:33 PM (xT2tT)
* * * *

I had to go with sausage from the local grocery. My preference is gravy made with elk or venison pan sausage.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at October 25, 2020 04:47 PM (XTN8H)

112 98 Moki, I would be so honored.

I will have to find a bigger pot for the green chili.

12 quarts went like lightning.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 04:41 PM (CKxoR)

I am swooning. I love green chili. I would also be honored to bring my own giant pot to help you make it!!! (Sneakily thinks she can get Ben Had's green chili recipe this way.)

Posted by: Moki at October 25, 2020 04:48 PM (+X9Vs)

113 And now that we're past 100 comments, I noticed Netflix now has a "Play Something" button. It semi-randomly chooses a show for you. Tried it today, and it pulled up "Tremors: Shrieker Island". Didn't even know there was a new one (didn't watch it yet, just wanted to try out the button).

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 25, 2020 04:48 PM (CAJOC)

114 Pug, I have a ziplock bag of veggie parts and chicken bones in the freezer now. When it's full, I'll throw it in the instapot.

I get migraine headaches from a lot of preservatives, so making my own stock has cut them down substantially. And it's so much better.

If you want, you can get beef bones super cheap at a butcher shop, roast them in a 400 degree oven for an hour or so and use those in stock.

Add that to your beef and barley soup.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 04:49 PM (U2p+3)

115 Whats good in rye?


One fun and unusual rye is the

Balcones Texas Rye in either the 100 Proof or Cask Strength version.

The Cask Strength has more of everything going for it so it's the one to buy if you can, though the 100 Proof is good as well.

The difference between the Balcones and most other ryes is that Balcones uses what they call Chocolate Rye and dammed if it does have a very nice chocolate nibs sort of thing going on along with the spiciness and apples and apple pie flavors as well.

Great for sipping or mixing.

Makes an unusual and excellent Manhattan.

Give it a whirl.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 25, 2020 04:49 PM (dWwl8)

116 Hi CBD!
Fun food thread, as always! Raising & pine nuts just go together. Near Naples, Italy, you can find recipes for meatballs with them. In Sicily, fresh sardines are stuffed with them.

Here's what I want to know: where the heck to you buy your shrimp?!?! How can you serve 8 people shrimp for $12? I know we already shop at the same poultry farm( BTW, have you tasted their turkey and chicken pot pies? Yum.) , so where are you getting your seafood?

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at October 25, 2020 04:50 PM (8/7u2)

117 I can understand the working poor- especially those with two jobs- not
enthused about cooking in between shifts. It takes time to create a
menu, shop, cook and then clean up. It's easier to get something to
throw in the oven as a one and done (stouffer's lasagna) or drive
through.


If you're on food stamps, you have time to cook, but even a prepared lasagna is better than the usual crap they eat. We were a two job house, with four kids, and we rarely ate out. We ate very well. At some point, you take responsibility for the choices you've made, e.g.
having kids, and quit trying to blame others for your shortcomings.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 04:51 PM (v16oJ)

118 I love green chili but I don't think I'd put mine up against Ben Had's.

Posted by: dartist at October 25, 2020 04:52 PM (+ya+t)

119 Add that to your beef and barley soup.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 04:49 PM (U2p+3)

I don't get the migraines, but I am a notorious cheapskate, so your advice is perfect.

Plus, I love to cook, so learning new stuff is always a good thing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 25, 2020 04:52 PM (x8Wzq)

120 un food thread, as always! Raising pine nuts just go together.

A recent trip to Costco revealed that a simple bag of pine nuts now costs $30. Well, I suppose they don't grow on trees. Oh, wait....

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 04:52 PM (v16oJ)

121 The reason cauliflower has become expensive is because low-carb elites (yes, they are a thing) have discovered cauliflower is a brilliant sub for mashed potatoes, rice, soup thickener--anywhere you or I would put a white starch, low carbies put cauliflower. Supply and demand.

Posted by: Anne Temple Perrotta at October 25, 2020 04:53 PM (BF/GG)

122 Been making pulled pork for a motorcycle run next month for the VFW.


280 degrees on the pellet grill with mccormick brown sugar bourbon rub until 195 internal temp. Take it off and let it set for a hour or two. Pull apart and that stuff is good without anything else on it.


I have done 6 pork butts so far and have two more to do. The freezer is getting full.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2020 04:54 PM (JUOKG)

123 I may be able to photoshop a power bar onto a KJV bible!



Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 25, 2020 04:22 PM (Zg7G


Since you mentioned the KJV, I'll just use this name:


Put John Calvin's face on it with, "Predestined to have more than one tab open, I see"

Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 04:54 PM (/wAhO)

124 I went to H-Mart and they had some pretty good prices on tuna.

Also they had the stir-fried fish cakes like you get at Korean restaurants. I bought a container of them because I was hungry. I thought they would suck. They didn't. I figured it would last me a few days, but I ate the whole thing by midnight. It also included sauteed peppers and onions.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2020 04:55 PM (XJipD)

125 >>>I have done 6 pork butts so far and have two more to do. The freezer is getting full.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2020 04:54 PM (JUOKG)

=======

I don't know.what to be more envious of. The pulled-pork, or the fact that you can do a motorcycle run in November.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 25, 2020 04:56 PM (hBgtM)

126 Of course cauliflower is getting expensive. I just recently discovered hot buttered cauliflower puree.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 25, 2020 04:56 PM (2lndx)

127 Posted by: RondinellaMamma at October 25, 2020 04:50 PM (8/7u2)

I can get good USA shrimp for $10/lb. On sale. 2 ounces per portion plus the ceci beans is a nice appetizer.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 04:56 PM (xT2tT)

128 Homemade meatballs and marinara last night, with spaghetti and garlic bread (made from hotdog buns, naturally). No raisins were harmed in this production.

Posted by: eastofsuez at October 25, 2020 04:56 PM (jko0s)

129 Last night we had chili.

Delicious as usual.

But, we had some malted milk power left over from a cake recipe and decided to have Vanilla Malts for dessert.

Man! We're those good!

I'd forgotten just how heavenly a plain ole shake becomes when you turn it into a malt.

I don't think I've even seen a malt in a restaurant for decades.

This is part of Your American Heritage which you need to reclaim, people!!!!!1111!!


Do it now! Today!

Have a delicious malt in the flavor of your choice.

If you don't, the terrorists will have won and Biden will sniff your daughter's hair!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at October 25, 2020 04:57 PM (dWwl8)

130 I made stuffed peppers. They turned out really good and I had just enough of everything, no leftover filling.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 25, 2020 04:57 PM (mNhhD)

131 I'm glad someone else is eating cauliflower. They can have my share of it too. Good riddance.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 25, 2020 04:57 PM (H5knJ)

132 Riced cauliflower, mashed cauliflower, fried cauliflower, boiled cauliflower, sauteed cauliflower, cauliflower with asparagus, cauliflower with brussel sprouts...all kinds of things you can do with cauliflower. Cauliflower cocktail.

-Bubba

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 04:57 PM (R5lpX)

133 Roasted cauliflower.

Posted by: MarkY at October 25, 2020 04:58 PM (JbTDu)

134 Deep fried cauliflower is one of my favorites.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 04:58 PM (CKxoR)

135 Blackface, Zombie?

Posted by: db at October 25, 2020 04:58 PM (E0PSG)

136 >>>280 degrees on the pellet grill with mccormick brown sugar bourbon rub until 195 internal temp. Take it off and let it set for a hour or two. Pull apart and that stuff is good without anything else on it.

========

How long does it usually take on the pellet grill? Time/pound?

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 25, 2020 04:59 PM (hBgtM)

137 Thanks for the link to that bourbon article, CBD. Looks like a good read.

I visit Kentucky several times a year and have become quite the bourbon nerd. Totally agree that the best bourbon is the one that the individual drinker likes best. I always bring at least one bottle home to MD every time I visit KY. Even during Pappy mania and the trend of camping out for various special releases, I've discovered many varieties that are outstanding for less than $50. There's a reason some of those big names have been around for so long.

I love talking bourbon and rye. Have had some good mini conversations with some of you morons on various ONTs. My email link is in my nic.

Oh - and CBD -- have you had that old fashioned with cask strength juice yet??

Posted by: Doof at October 25, 2020 04:59 PM (mZUr4)

138 Someone brought some nice cauliflower and bacon to the mome, too.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 25, 2020 05:00 PM (2lndx)

139 131 I'm glad someone else is eating cauliflower. They can have my share of it too. Good riddance.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 25, 2020 04:57 PM (H5knJ)

+1

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:01 PM (KuT6N)

140 Posted by: Doof at October 25, 2020 04:59 PM (mZUr4)

Not cask strength yet. But I agree that the pop of the extra alcohol adds to the drink!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 05:01 PM (xT2tT)

141 SPB, that was splunge. It was very tasty.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:01 PM (CKxoR)

142 Damn. I just realized I don't have any bread to go with pot roast.

Beer bread it is! Flour, baking powder, beer, butter.

Done!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 05:03 PM (U2p+3)

143 Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 25, 2020 04:13 PM (gQyIA)

Weird Dave was spreading the gospel of spatchcocking yesterday to the guy at the MoMee who was roasting to wild pigs. The guy won one of the doorprize cookbooks so he should soon be in tune with the Horde food esthetic.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 05:03 PM (uquGJ)

144 Speaking of decent cheap wine, put a cup of Oak Leaf Shiraz in the marinara yesterday, then put the rest in me. We both turned out well.

Posted by: eastofsuez at October 25, 2020 05:03 PM (jko0s)

145 Cooking follows the Pareto Principle: putting in effort to learn about 20% of total knowledge will get you about 80% of the way. Learning the basics of cooking and having a decent spice rack will allow you to make very good meals for a reasonable price. I'd say start by learning to cook an egg, then roast meats, then cook vegetables in a few interesting ways, then add in some pastry basics so that you can make simple desserts.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 25, 2020 05:03 PM (sTnpX)

146 I can get good USA shrimp for $10/lb. On sale. 2 ounces per portion plus the ceci beans is a nice appetizer.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 04:56 PM (xT2tT)

ah. On sale. At Fairway I used to get amazing red shrimp from Argentina. On sale they were a great deal because they actually tasted like langoustines. Fairway is now mort and I can't find them anywhere anymore.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at October 25, 2020 05:03 PM (8/7u2)

147 Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 04:52 PM (v16oJ)

And I'll bet those pine nuts are from China.

I use pistachios or macadamia nuts instead of pine nuts, and they are great.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 05:04 PM (xT2tT)

148 My menu offering (sorry can't quote real prices because I don't live in the US--these ingredients are readily available and dirt cheap where I live):
Starter: brandade de morue parmentier with toasted foccacia strips
Main: braised pork belly with star anise
Sides: scalloped sweet potatoes and fennel; sauteed cavolo nero with chili pepper and garlic
Dessert: plum tarte tatin with creme fraiche

Posted by: Anne Temple Perrotta at October 25, 2020 05:04 PM (BF/GG)

149 CBD, I was thinking of you while pulling that wild pig off the bone and that wonderfully crisp skin.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:04 PM (CKxoR)

150 Another thumbs up for the Foodsaver Gamesavers. FWIW, when my original Foodsaver cratered, their customer service rep recommended the Gamesaver because it was more durable.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 25, 2020 05:05 PM (fTtFy)

151 Cauliflower is good, I guess. But broccoli is better.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2020 05:06 PM (XJipD)

152 I was thinking of you while pulling that wild pig off the bone and that wonderfully crisp skin.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:04 PM (CKxoR)

You are a cruel woman!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 05:06 PM (xT2tT)

153 129

This is part of Your American Heritage which you need to reclaim, people!!!!!1111!!

Do it now! Today!

Have a delicious malt in the flavor of your choice.

If you don't, the terrorists will have won and Biden will sniff your daughter's hair!!!
Posted by: naturalfake at October 25, 2020 04:57 PM (dWwl

Excellent advice, naturalfake! I think I'll celebrate Trump's election landslide with malted milkshakes for the family. When the whole Trump-malted-milkshake-scandal broke last week, I thought, " Wow. Imagine how much fun it would be to drink malteds with President Trump?!?"

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at October 25, 2020 05:06 PM (8/7u2)

154 Gamesaver because it was more durable.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey

Us, too. We buy the rolls, and make our bags to suit whatever we're freezing.

Posted by: MarkY at October 25, 2020 05:06 PM (JbTDu)

155 280 degrees on the pellet grill with mccormick brown
sugar bourbon rub until 195 internal temp. Take it off and let it set
for a hour or two. Pull apart and that stuff is good without anything
else on it.



========



How long does it usually take on the pellet grill? Time/pound?


Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 25, 2020 04:59 PM


---

About 10 hours seems to be the sweet spot. But I always cook to temp and not time on long cooks like that. It can vary by 2 or more hours either way depending on external temps, wind and humidity.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2020 05:07 PM (JUOKG)

156 Art Rondelet, it was so nice meeting you both. Thank you for helping to make the MoMe such fun.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:07 PM (CKxoR)

157 Yay! Food thread!

Let's see...this weekend, got a batch of kimchee made. Got whole duck on sale that I butchered. The legs are sous viding until tomorrow night to make duck confit, and the breast halves and wings made lunch for the visiting RMBS Mom and me (along with fondant potatoes and a black currant pan sauce). The carcass made a good gallon or so of duck stock, and the skin is currently rendering into lots of tasty, tasty *looks around for maud'dib* duck fat.

I'm done. It's cocktail time.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2020 05:07 PM (rBtIz)

158 Just got back home. The TxMoMe was amazing! Ben Had rocks - I mean, I already knew that but observing firsthand is a whole new thing entirely. Can say how grateful I am to Ben Had, RancherBob, CowHorseQueen, and everyone else who made this happen.

And the chili verde was killer.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:08 PM (NWiLs)

159 At Fairway I used to get amazing red shrimp from Argentina. On sale they were a great deal because they actually tasted like langoustines. Fairway is now mort and I can't find them anywhere anymore.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma at October 25, 2020 05:03 PM (8/7u2)
~~~~~

Do you have an Acme nearby? They usually have Argentinian red shrimp.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 25, 2020 05:08 PM (sGotD)

160 My cheating version of a malted milkshake: Put ice cream in a bowl. Stir until the consistency changes.

Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 05:08 PM (/wAhO)

161 151 Cauliflower is good, I guess. But broccoli is better.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2020 05:06 PM (XJipD)

I like broccoli. Particularly tossed with some garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and then roasted.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:08 PM (KuT6N)

162 If I ever show up at a meet up

I''ll cook some chill

then I'll cook you some meat balls

and I'l make you a carrot cake

with strawberry/pecan ice cream

then you can die

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:08 PM (R3uW8)

163 CBD, I told Rancherbob about our trade and we will be feeding up a piggy for you soon.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:09 PM (CKxoR)

164 161 151 Cauliflower is good, I guess. But broccoli is better.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2020 05:06 PM (XJipD)

you can braise cauliflower into a almost candy vegetable

you cannot stop eating it

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:10 PM (R3uW8)

165 145
Cooking follows the Pareto Principle: putting in effort to learn about
20% of total knowledge will get you about 80% of the way. Learning the
basics of cooking and having a decent spice rack will allow you to make
very good meals for a reasonable price. I'd say start by learning to
cook an egg, then roast meats, then cook vegetables in a few interesting
ways, then add in some pastry basics so that you can make simple
desserts.

I don't claim to be a good cook but I learned a lot by cooking my way through a few good cookbooks. Besides being able to tell what a recipe will taste like by reading the recipe I'm always surprised at how much better they are than restaurants if I follow it.

Posted by: dartist at October 25, 2020 05:10 PM (+ya+t)

166 105 Wait, there was green chili this year too? Damn, I'm getting there on Thursday next year for sure!
Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 04:45 PM (UUBmN)

It was amaaaaaaazing!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:12 PM (NWiLs)

167 No fair we only get to read everyone's menu. Can we invite ourselves over? RedMindBlueState and Anne Temple Perrotta, I'm lookin' at you... ;-)

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at October 25, 2020 05:12 PM (8/7u2)

168 Just got back home. The TxMoMe was amazing! Ben Had
rocks - I mean, I already knew that but observing firsthand is a whole
new thing entirely. Can say how grateful I am to Ben Had, RancherBob,
CowHorseQueen, and everyone else who made this happen.



And the chili verde was killer.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:08 PM


Next year I have to get myself and some TX-based lurkers to the TxMoMe.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2020 05:12 PM (rBtIz)

169 Aw, Ben Had

*blushes*

That's high praise coming from someone who seemingly invented the concept of hospitality.

It was a very great pleasure to meet you, too. The Texas MoMe definitely lived up to its reputation.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 25, 2020 05:13 PM (fTtFy)

170 I like broccoli. Particularly tossed with some garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and then roasted.
Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:08 PM (KuT6N)

just steam until fork tender

then saute some pancetta in a little OO and butter

then the broccoli

parm and good to go

taught by an old lady

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:13 PM (R3uW8)

171 No fair we only get to read everyone's menu. Can we
invite ourselves over? RedMindBlueState and Anne Temple Perrotta, I'm
lookin' at you... ;-)

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at October 25, 2020 05:12 PM



Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2020 05:13 PM (rBtIz)

172 Insom, Thank You so much for making the TX MoMe your first. Loved having you here and you are welcome back any time.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (CKxoR)

173 I actually prefer cauliflower over broccoli. Seems more versatile. But both have to be at the very least, steamed a bit. I do not like raw broccoli or cauliflower. Also do not like raw mushrooms. so I avoid those at salad bars.

You know. When salad bars were a thing. In the Before Time.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (x8Wzq)

174 so we are chopped now

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (R3uW8)

175 I've been thinking about a pellet grill. American made ones are horribly expensive tho'.

I want one to grill, and smoke. Suggestions? I'd consider a non-US made one if it was well constructed and preferably not made in Chi-NAH. I'm good up to about a grand if it includes shipping as those fuckers are heavy.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (3H9h1)

176 What's the gang's current thinking on best sous vide circulators and bag sealers? I'm getting ready to pull the trigger here and the wife's on board since we can also use a sealer for freezer purposes...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 25, 2020 04:34 PM (ZSK0i)


Food Saver brand sealer- easy to use and replacement bags/rolls are reasonably priced. Works great.

Posted by: LASue at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (Ed8Zd)

177 >If I ever show up at a meet up

I''ll cook some chill

then I'll cook you some meat balls

and I'l make you a carrot cake

with strawberry/pecan ice cream

then you can die






I'll bring potato chips and a thing of Solo cups

Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (iTXRQ)

178 Since fall weather is finally here, my weekend dinners tend to be stews or similar dishes that sit in the oven for a few hours. Everything melts into deliciousness, and the only work consists of cutting things into chunks.

I just walked the hellhound for two hours, so I think yesterday's beef will taste quite good tonight. Preceded by a Manhattan, of course.

Little D is making brownies with chocolate chips and pecans, so dessert is covered.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (qXPmL)

179 I hate fucking games, even food games

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (R3uW8)

180 Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:13 PM (R3uW

Sounds good! I'll have to leave the parm off of part of it, though. Hubs doesn't like it.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:15 PM (KuT6N)

181 51
Stephen Price Blair, you eggplant dish was a huge hit as always. Hope you saw who got the first helping.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 04:27 PM (CKxoR)


Aha! So it WAS eggplant. The only thing I knew for sure was that it was delicious.

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:15 PM (XxJt1)

182 I'm glad someone else is eating cauliflower. They can have my share of it too. Good riddance.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 25, 2020 04:57 PM (H5knJ)

+1
Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:01 PM (KuT6N)
-------

+1000

Posted by: bluebell at October 25, 2020 05:15 PM (/669Q)

183 158 Just got back home. The TxMoMe was amazing! Ben Had rocks - I mean, I already knew that but observing firsthand is a whole new thing entirely. Can say how grateful I am to Ben Had, RancherBob, CowHorseQueen, and everyone else who made this happen.

And the chili verde was killer.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:08 PM (NWiLs)

***cough, cough...uhhhum***

Yo, Insom.

You check out the article on the Meatballs...

WITH PINE NUTS AND RAISINS!!!

I.AM.VINDICTED!

Posted by: Angry Otters at October 25, 2020 05:15 PM (BgMrQ)

184 I'll bring potato chips and a thing of Solo cups
Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (iTXRQ)

for your intelligence and chips, you are invited

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:15 PM (R3uW8)

185 It's good to see you here, Insom. You're officially relieved of the duty to notify me of your safe arrival.

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:16 PM (XxJt1)

186 /off Otter sock

Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 05:16 PM (BgMrQ)

187 I'm always surprised at how much better they are than restaurants if I follow it.

dartist at October 25, 202
0 05:10 PM

this. my wife's cooking skills have advanced to the point where almost every restaurant meal is inferior to what we have at home. the only reason we eat out is to avoid cleanup or to have meals requiring mucho prep time.

Posted by: the guy who like zombeavers the movie at October 25, 2020 05:16 PM (fpVX4)

188 Roasted cauliflower is great.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, deplorable chump at October 25, 2020 05:17 PM (5rYl8)

189 Insomniac I hope you felt like you fit in as well as had a good time

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:17 PM (OjZpE)

190 180 Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:13 PM (R3uW

Sounds good! I'll have to leave the parm off of part of it, though. Hubs doesn't like it.
Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:15 PM (KuT6N)

we might be able to frame it as a suicide

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:17 PM (R3uW8)

191 Sounds good! I'll have to leave the parm off of part of it, though. Hubs doesn't like it.
Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:15 PM (KuT6N)

Credit where it is due - Jordan carried out her bacon wench duties con gusto!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:17 PM (NWiLs)

192 Raw coles are no good unless unless you're a deer. This is why Slavs boil all their food. When you have cabbage and roots as the staple crops, everything has to be boiled.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2020 05:18 PM (XJipD)

193 Credit where it is due - Jordan carried out her bacon wench duties con gusto!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:17 PM (NWiLs)


Well, except for that first tray when four slices slid off the tray onto the ground.The 'ettes ate them anyway.

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:19 PM (XxJt1)

194 I'm glad you enjoyed the MoMe, insomniac. Lucky for you I'm not one to say "I told you so."

Posted by: bluebell at October 25, 2020 05:19 PM (/669Q)

195 Credit where it is due - Jordan carried out her bacon wench duties con gusto!
Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:17 PM (NWiLs)

I had to hip check a couple of people out of my way a couple of times because it wasn't their turn.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:19 PM (KuT6N)

196 Raw coles are no good unless unless you're a deer. This is why Slavs boil all their food. When you have cabbage and roots as the staple crops, everything has to be boiled.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Or roasted. Did I say that already?
Heh

Posted by: MarkY at October 25, 2020 05:20 PM (JbTDu)

197 192 Raw coles are no good unless unless you're a deer. This is why Slavs boil all their food. When you have cabbage and roots as the staple crops, everything has to be boiled.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2020 05:18 PM (XJipD)



I know can die a happy asshole

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:20 PM (R3uW8)

198 Well, except for that first tray when four slices slid off the tray onto the ground.The 'ettes ate them anyway.

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:19 PM (XxJt1)

That was funny.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:21 PM (KuT6N)

199 Well, except for that first tray when four slices slid off the tray onto the ground.The 'ettes ate them anyway.

Posted by: creeper
----
The pavers did stop the bacon from hitting the actual ground so it was all good!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 05:21 PM (UUBmN)

200 so

where do you have these meet ups ?

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:21 PM (R3uW8)

201 Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 25, 2020 05:00 PM (2lndx)

Inspector said that dish was really good. I'll need to find a recipe since it's a good keto option. Also, keto is the reason cauliflower has gotten expensive as mentioned above.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 05:21 PM (uquGJ)

202 bluebell, you were sorely missed. Thank You for all you did helping to make the meet up so much fun. I am in your debt.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:22 PM (CKxoR)

203 Do you have an Acme nearby? They usually have Argentinian red shrimp.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 25, 2020 05:08 PM (sGotD)

yes! I'll check it out. Thanks, IrishEi!!!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at October 25, 2020 05:22 PM (8/7u2)

204 where do you have these meet ups ?
Posted by: REDACTED
-----
If we told you ... well, we'd have to kill ya!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 05:22 PM (UUBmN)

205 172 Insom, Thank You so much for making the TX MoMe your first. Loved having you here and you are welcome back any time.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM (CKxoR)

It was an absolute pleasure and I can't wait for next time!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:23 PM (6H0QF)

206 I would put carrots in chili before I would put raisins in meatballs.

Posted by: butch at October 25, 2020 05:23 PM (cHvOo)

207 The pavers did stop the bacon from hitting the actual ground so it was all good!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 05:21 PM (UUBmN)


Exactly! And I invoked the three-second rule.

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:23 PM (XxJt1)

208 I'm coming to the next TX meet up

make shore you know what a Texican is

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:23 PM (R3uW8)

209 the cheese stuffed bacon jalapeno's were my favorite momee treat!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 25, 2020 05:24 PM (q3gwH)

210 Kale was the much touted super food a few years ago. Before that i think it was pomegranate. Now it's cauliflower.

Since I like cauliflower (especially as a substitute for mashed potatoes) I don't mind. But I expect some foodie at the NY Times to suddenly start proclaiming the nutritious value of rutabagas or grapes or something and the rest of the media will follow and suddenly there will be recipes for rutabaga pancakes with grape sauce.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at October 25, 2020 05:24 PM (HabA/)

211 189 Insomniac I hope you felt like you fit in as well as had a good time
Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:17 PM (OjZpE)

I did. I really really did. That was one of the things that was so great about it.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:24 PM (6H0QF)

212 Ben Had, I've heard nothing but great things about the MoMe. Well done! I'm glad you liked the little things I sent.

Posted by: bluebell at October 25, 2020 05:24 PM (/669Q)

213 206 I would put carrots in chili before I would put raisins in meatballs.
Posted by: butch at October 25, 2020 05:23 PM (cHvOo)

obviously you velch your chili to your partner

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:24 PM (R3uW8)

214 The victory dance party for Biden will be an extra pudding cup for all. And if you use the tip bottle a extra large fruit cup.

Posted by: Colin at October 25, 2020 05:25 PM (lA1Se)

215 185 It's good to see you here, Insom. You're officially relieved of the duty to notify me of your safe arrival.
Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:16 PM (XxJt1)

Hi creeper! Yep, I'm home safe. I assume you are too!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:26 PM (6H0QF)

216 I did. I really really did. That was one of the things that was so great about it.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:24 PM (6H0QF)



that was the most convincing comment evah

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:26 PM (R3uW8)

217 bluebell, as often as your name came up your ears must have been burning all weekend. Thanks for the things.

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:26 PM (XxJt1)

218 Sister just texted she is going to try to get tickets for Trump rally next Saturday

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:26 PM (OjZpE)

219 I accidentally left the cap and a portion of stem of a very small (nickel size) jalapeño when I threw it into a pork butt simmering in my crock pot. 6 cups water etc etc....

Al it is from the solenacea family, could this be poisonous? Anyone know?

Posted by: Derak at October 25, 2020 05:26 PM (k0WjC)

220 So. Hearing about the Texas MoMe reminds me of when I was a young man working at a restaurant.

Buddy: Dude. killer party nex Saturday.

Me: Can't. Gotta work.

Buddy: Call in or something.

Me: Eh. Maybe. But I gotta pay rent.

Buddy: Gonna miss out.

Me: Yeah, most likely.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 25, 2020 05:27 PM (x8Wzq)

221 If we told you ... well, we'd have to kill ya!
Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 05:22 PM (UUBmN)

I'm shakin

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:27 PM (R3uW8)

222 Hmmm, two votes for Foodsaver so far.

I checked Amazon and the only Plus model currently available is the Wingman in camo pattern paint scheme. Heh.

The only thing that makes me nervous is that it seems like no matter which brand I look at, there's a solid 7-8% of the customers that end up with a crap unit (vacuum doesn't seal, unit craps out after only a couple months, etc.).

This might be a quarter toss.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 05:27 PM (ZSK0i)

223 Raises in meatballs should go along with the food rule about carrots in chili

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:28 PM (OjZpE)

224 bluebell, you have to be here when the dance party breaks out. There a bunch of really good dancers in this group.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:28 PM (CKxoR)

225 Hi creeper! Yep, I'm home safe. I assume you are too!





Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:26 PM (6H0QF)

Yup. Two wrongs turns in Dallas, a complete 180 by mistake coming out of a Buc-ees and I rolled in at 3:30.

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:29 PM (XxJt1)

226 the cheese stuffed bacon jalapeno's were my favorite momee treat!

Yeah, those were amazing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 05:29 PM (uquGJ)

227 bluebell, you have to be here when the dance party breaks out. There a bunch of really good dancers in this group.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:28 PM (CKxoR)

I'm sorry I missed that!

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:29 PM (KuT6N)

228 Truly

how many of you are really from TX ?

cause it don't seem a lot ?

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:29 PM (R3uW8)

229 223 Raises in meatballs should go along with the food rule about carrots in chili
Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:28 PM (OjZpE)

Open your minds to the possibilities...

Seriously, try them once with a good red sauce.

There will be no complaints!

Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 05:29 PM (BgMrQ)

230 I've been thinking about a pellet grill. American made ones are horribly expensive tho'.



I want one to grill, and smoke. Suggestions? I'd consider a non-US
made one if it was well constructed and preferably not made in Chi-NAH.
I'm good up to about a grand if it includes shipping as those fuckers
are heavy.



Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 25, 2020 05:14 PM

---

Trager. Even though they are now made in China.


I have had three off brands now, pit boss, cabelas and walmart brand and I have found that the cheaper ones do not last long and are prone to failure.


spend the money up front and you will not be disappointed.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2020 05:30 PM (JUOKG)

231 *puts syrup on french toast and settles in to read the thread*

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 05:30 PM (5p7BC)

232 Yeah, I like pretty much all vegetables and fruits. Except for okra and jackfruit and any other slimy/redolent/horrible vegetables that may be out there.

I don't get kale. It's not bad. But spinach is a thing. So is cabbage. Both are much better than kale. Whatever it is you're trying to do with kale, you can do better elsewhere. It's like the Porsche Boxster of vegetables.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2020 05:31 PM (XJipD)

233 223
Raises in meatballs should go along with the food rule about carrots in chili

i dunno. i'm all for raising the visibility of meatballs; it is a sadly neglected food groop.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 25, 2020 05:31 PM (5br8a)

234 231 *puts syrup on french toast and settles in to read the thread*
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 05:30 PM (5p7BC)

It's like global fucking warming, for God's sake

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:31 PM (R3uW8)

235 Yup. Two wrongs turns in Dallas, a complete 180 by mistake coming out of a Buc-ees and I rolled in at 3:30.
Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:29 PM (XxJt1)

Oh dear. Well, all's well that ends well!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:31 PM (6H0QF)

236 Ben, "Thank you" doesn't even begin to cover it. The best thing about your MoMes is that they leave us with enough memories to last till the next.

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 05:32 PM (XxJt1)

237 I use walnuts instead of pine nuts in my pesto and it's awesome.

Dinner was a bacon cheeseburger, though, and it was also awesome. Especially since I was stuck outside for almost four hours on the early voting line. Stuck behind a redheaded SJW who yakked for almost four hours straight with two other gals on the line.

Among the delusional BS this idiot brayed, she informed the other gals that while there may be a few "good" charter schools, they are largely a plot by white people for segregation and to teach WrongThink. Homeschool, too.

As I prepared to enter to vote, I turned to the younger people behind me and said, "That broad has not shut up for a single minute for more than three hours." and they all laughed because they were talking about it too.

A couple of times I wanted to bail and try again another day (I was hungry and thirsty and had to pee). I was sustained by the thought that my vote for DJT would cancel out that nimrod's. It felt good.

Posted by: vivi at October 25, 2020 05:32 PM (USW1s)

238 The FoodSaver thing is great. My wife bought one back in June I think. Almost everything that goes into the 'fridge/freezer for any period of time over a couple days/weeks/months goes into one of their bags. Not everything needs to have the air sucked out, so I guess you're basically making your own zip lock baggies.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 25, 2020 05:32 PM (3H9h1)

239 Kale is a good broom for yer innards.

Posted by: attila the reasonable at October 25, 2020 05:32 PM (w7KSn)

240 creeper, Thank You. The Baileys was amazing as always.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:33 PM (CKxoR)

241 209
the cheese stuffed bacon jalapeno's were my favorite momee treat!

cheese stuffed jalapenos? do you bite off the end and squirt them full of cheez wiz?

Posted by: Anachronda at October 25, 2020 05:34 PM (5br8a)

242 REDACTED, may not all be from Texas but they are all members of the Horde.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:34 PM (CKxoR)

243 Also, someone was talking about seal a meal vacuum baggers and I have burned through at least five in as many years. Small ones, game savers, all different styles, all food saver brands.

Got a vacmaster v95, it is a chamber sealer and three or four times the price of a seal a meal, it is meant for heavy duty home use or light commercial. It is an entirely different operation than a food saver, which sucks air out of a bag. You can actually vacuum pack water in it. It's really an amazing matching, but is heavy and needs to live in a spot pretty permanently.

You can use seal a meal bags in it but you can't use vacmaster bags in a seal a meal because they are not waffled, which means the seal a meal can;t suck air out of them.

It uses oil and has to be maintained, but if it lasts longer than a year I;ll be very happy.

I'll report back in a year if it hasn't broken like all my other seal a meals.

Posted by: Derak at October 25, 2020 05:35 PM (k0WjC)

244 237 I use walnuts instead of pine nuts in my pesto and it's awesome.

It's a little like a martini

wanna use Vodka instead of gin

OK fine

JUST DON'T CALL IT A MARTINI

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:35 PM (R3uW8)

245 216 I did. I really really did. That was one of the things that was so great about it.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:24 PM (6H0QF)



that was the most convincing comment evah
Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:26 PM (R3uW

Of course it is. That's like double-dog-dare of emphatic sincerity!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:35 PM (6H0QF)

246 Raises go in my oatmeal, meatballs dont

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:35 PM (OjZpE)

247 value of rutabagas or grapes or something and the rest of the media will follow and suddenly there will be recipes for rutabaga pancakes with grape sauce.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at October 25, 2020 05:24 PM (HabA/)


Had rutabagas last night as one of our side dishes. Boiled up and mashed with milk and butter. Good stuff, except they are a PITA to peel and cut up.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 05:36 PM (R5lpX)

248 It's a little like a martini

wanna use Vodka instead of gin

OK fine

JUST DON'T CALL IT A MARTINI
Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:35 PM

^^^ This guy? He gets it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2020 05:36 PM (rBtIz)

249 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2020 05:31 PM (XJipD)

Agreed that spinach and cabbage are superior. Inspector found out the hard way that he is apparently very allergic to kale, so we check the salad mixes carefully. I generally like Aldi, but their mixes almost always have it and Randall (Safeway/Albertson) does too.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 05:36 PM (uquGJ)

250 I bought thru Amazon a
Geryon food vacuum sealer. I have used it about 9 months and used it for a lot of stuff. It was about 50 dollars and of course uses bags I bought from Amazon. I suppose there are other good ones out there, so who knows what lasts and lasts.

Posted by: Colin at October 25, 2020 05:36 PM (lA1Se)

251 We got home from TxMoMe, unloaded the car, and went out. Had spinach ravioli with alfredo sauce and salad at Bruno's. Then went to Braum's for yogurt. Cost? $28.

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2020 05:37 PM (XhWtx)

252 quote
if you do not understand why the electoral college exists, you are the reason for it

Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 25, 2020 05:37 PM (GIeIM)

253 Machine not matching. Oops.

Posted by: Derak at October 25, 2020 05:37 PM (k0WjC)

254 Pistachio pesto sauce is the bomb.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, deplorable chump at October 25, 2020 05:37 PM (5rYl8)

255 Of course it is. That's like double-dog-dare of emphatic sincerity!
Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:35 PM (6H0QF)


i look at your mug


every morning in the mirror

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:37 PM (R3uW8)

256 https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/google searches can change vote spike following hunter biden sex tape release

China Biden they can hide but good luck hiding a sex tape video

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:38 PM (OjZpE)

257 Rutabaga is the final, obvious endpoint of the coles and the root vegetables growing in the same places for so long.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2020 05:39 PM (XJipD)

258 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 05:36 PM (uquGJ)

I have the same problem with cilantro in salad mixes. I'm not allergic, I just think it tastes gross (I have that weird gene, I guess).

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:39 PM (KuT6N)

259 135 Blackface, Zombie?
Posted by: db


Beauty comes in all colors -- including mine!

Posted by: zombie at October 25, 2020 05:41 PM (HEEq1)

260 {{{Ben Had}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at October 25, 2020 05:41 PM (kr/v5)

261 242 REDACTED, may not all be from Texas but they are all members of the Horde.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:34 PM (CKxoR)

probably more than the likes of me

I hope yall had a great time

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:42 PM (R3uW8)

262 It was hard enough working my way through the scotches, not sure I am going to go through the bourbons AND ryes too.

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 25, 2020 05:42 PM (4Jold)

263 News: Putin rubbishes claims of 'Russian bounties to Taliban'

Posted by: More meddling at October 25, 2020 05:42 PM (BBWrU)

264 China Biden they can hide but good luck hiding a sex tape video
Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:38 PM (OjZpE)

@greggutfeld

i don't know about you, but the most interesting story today is nowhere to be found.

that's quite a feet.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 25, 2020 05:42 PM (5FCda)

265 Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:39 PM (KuT6N)

I do too. Insoector pats my hand and tells me he's sorry I'll never know the joy of true deliciousness. He's also wracking his brain to find alternative ingredients that would have the same impact, because he's sweet that way.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 05:43 PM (uquGJ)

266 Gotta have mashed rutabagas on Thanksgiving.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 25, 2020 05:43 PM (mNhhD)

267 264 China Biden they can hide but good luck hiding a sex tape video
Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:38 PM (OjZpE)

@greggutfeld

i don't know about you, but the most interesting story today is nowhere to be found.

that's quite a feet.
Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 25, 2020 05:42 PM (5FCda)

I'm calloused to the whole thing...

Posted by: Rex Ryan at October 25, 2020 05:43 PM (BgMrQ)

268 It's a little like a martini
wanna use Vodka instead of gin
OK fine
JUST DON'T CALL IT A MARTINI
Posted by: REDACTED


And it has it's own name.

It's a "kangaroo".

If you can't handle a martini, you should order your drink with the appropriate silly name.

Posted by: mikeski at October 25, 2020 05:44 PM (P1f+c)

269 Ladyl, Darlin. I have so much to Thank You for.

Please read my 353 post in CBD's first world problem thread.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:44 PM (CKxoR)

270 where do you have these meet ups ?
Posted by: REDACTED




wherever you desire

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 25, 2020 05:45 PM (4Jold)

271 So

for the big SO

Collins is angling for the cushy lobbying job in DC

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO MAINE ?????????????????

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:45 PM (R3uW8)

272 All this food talk has made me hungry again *pops some popcorn*

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 05:45 PM (5p7BC)

273 I use pistachios or macadamia nuts instead of pine nuts, and they are great.


Hmmmmm, eeeenteresting.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:46 PM (v16oJ)

274 I just read my gym's daily email and it included a recipe for chickpea-chicken chili. I figured, why not take a look, so I clicked on it.

First ingredient... CARROTS

I couldn't help laughing. Further down the list I saw chickpea flour listed as an ingredient and that was a definite deal breaker for me; not going to buy anything that I'm likely never to use again.

Posted by: Dr Alice at October 25, 2020 05:46 PM (W+MBL)

275 270 where do you have these meet ups ?
Posted by: REDACTED
wherever you desire
Posted by: confederatefifth at October 25, 2020 05:45 PM (4Jold)

Do you swallow or spit ?

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:46 PM (R3uW8)

276 >> 248 It's a little like a martini
wanna use Vodka instead of gin
OK fine
JUST DON'T CALL IT A MARTINI

Yes. This is proper and will not result in reprisals.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 25, 2020 05:46 PM (3H9h1)

277 Beauty comes in all colors -- including mine!
Posted by: zombie at October 25, 2020 05:41 PM (HEEq1)

Beauty comes from the inside. After reading you for all these years, I can tell you are gorgeous!

Posted by: db at October 25, 2020 05:46 PM (E0PSG)

278 Do you swallow or spit ?

Posted by: REDACTED at Octobe




seriously?



it was a sincere answer to your question

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 25, 2020 05:47 PM (4Jold)

279 273
I use pistachios or macadamia nuts instead of pine nuts, and they are great.

Hmmmmm, eeeenteresting.


Cashews might be another option.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:47 PM (v16oJ)

280 Gotta have mashed rutabagas on Thanksgiving.
Posted by: JuJuBee at October 25, 2020 05:43 PM (mNhhD)


I think it's a law or something.

We eat quite a bit of rutabaga. We use it in our New England boiled dinner. Ham, taters, rutabagas and carrots. Also add it to pot roast.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 05:47 PM (R5lpX)

281 Talk about First World problems. I went outside to put the new auger belt idler in the snowthrower. Get it bolted onto the tension arm, and the arm attached to its bracket, with a shim washer in place to eliminate the floptivity.

I am about to bolt this assembly back on the machine, and I see a crack on the rim of the new idler. An inch or more of the rim on one side is hanging by a thread. And I handled it gently. No excess force was used while putting things together.

Furthermore, the bag in which it came has a hole in it, and marks consistent with crushing damage. Something got dropped on it while in transit to my local dealer.

So take it back tomorrow, and demand a replacement. When it costs $26, it's got to be undamaged.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 05:48 PM (b/aNu)

282 279 273
I use pistachios or macadamia nuts instead of pine nuts, and they are great.

Hmmmmm, eeeenteresting.

Cashews might be another option.
Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:47 PM (v16oJ)

Too sweet for me...

Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 05:48 PM (BgMrQ)

283 Ladyl!!!

{{{Ladyl}}}

*hugs again*
*one more time*

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 05:48 PM (6H0QF)

284 Two priceless moments I had at the TxMoMe, Ben Had's surprised look at the drawing, and Chique d'Afrique's smile when she saw the peanuts.

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2020 05:48 PM (XhWtx)

285 Creeper, I'm sorry to have missed you again. I still remember your delicious Irish cream from two years ago.

Posted by: bluebell at October 25, 2020 05:48 PM (/669Q)

286 Cashews might be another option.


Posted by: pep


Chopped, of course. We aren't savages.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:49 PM (v16oJ)

287 Re: Derak's and Colin's responses...

I am seeing enough complaints about unit failures that I may be better off staying on the lower cost side of things and just budgeting to periodically replace the sealer.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 05:49 PM (ZSK0i)

288 I had a formula for Hopkins County Stew when I was a pup


some very old lady laid it on me

I remember it involved some cream corn

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:49 PM (R3uW8)

289 that's quite a feet.
Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 25, 2020 05:42 PM (5FCda)

ISWYDT.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 05:49 PM (b/aNu)

290 https://www.powerlineblog.com/the grinch who stole thanksgiving
https://tinyurl.com/y6bea3bh

Gruesome Newsom banning more than 3 household gatherings, no communal food and outside if possible.

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:50 PM (OjZpE)

291 OT-This thing about Biden voters made me laugh:

From conservative website "Weasel Zippers":

https://tinyurl.com/y6qxaxux

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 05:50 PM (WkPC9)

292 Vodka Martinis have been around since the 50s.

Gin is for the lawnmower.

Posted by: LOL at October 25, 2020 05:50 PM (+jNil)

293 REDACTED,
The MoMe is south of Dallas at a private venue.
The first TXMoMe was 95% Texans.
The fifth TXMoMe was about 50% Texans but 5 times the size.

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 05:51 PM (UUBmN)

294 Ok, this will sound weird, but I've added chopped prunes to red sauce that needed sweetening. I saw the idea in a newspaper article and they really stewed in and evened out the acidity of the tomatoes. I guess raisins would work, too.

Never tried them in meatballs, tho.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 25, 2020 05:51 PM (dH/BH)

295 278 Do you swallow or spit ?

Posted by: REDACTED at Octobe




seriously?



it was a sincere answer to your question

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 25, 2020 05:47 PM (4Jold)



I don't do "sincerity"

sorry

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:51 PM (R3uW8)

296 Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:09 PM (CKxoR)

Yum!

Does he trap the pigs and then feed them nice clean stuff?

That's what a friend in CA did....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 05:51 PM (xT2tT)

297 Ok, about the jalapeño with the green cap on in my stew, its only been in for an hour and i pulled it.

The green stems etc of solenacea plants (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers etc) are poisonous.

Green potatoes, for example can be toxic, the eyes or sprouts are toxic. My experience has been mild digestive issues with green potatoes but since I am squeamish about stuff like this I pulled the jalapeño out of the crock pot to be on the safe side. Such a worrier.

Set my dinner plans back an hour.

Posted by: Derak at October 25, 2020 05:52 PM (k0WjC)

298 292 Vodka Martinis have been around since the 50s.

Gin is for the lawnmower.
Posted by: LOL at October 25, 2020 05:50 PM (+jNil)

The Gin v Vodka wars have officially joined the canon:

Longbow v Crossbow
Mary Anne v Ginger
.45 v 9mm
Harwood v Carpet

Welcome to the Thunderdome!!!

Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 05:52 PM (BgMrQ)

299 Ok, this will sound weird, but I've added chopped prunes to red sauce that needed sweetening. I saw the idea in a newspaper article and they really stewed in and evened out the acidity of the tomatoes. I guess raisins would work, too.

Never tried them in meatballs, tho.
Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 25, 2020 05:51 PM (dH/BH)

I think raisins or prunes are one of the ingredients of HP sauce.

Sweet plus savory, however it works.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 05:53 PM (b/aNu)

300 zombie it's always a surprise, delightful as it may be.

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:53 PM (OjZpE)

301 Pillage Idiot and I are safe at our respective homes. The Texas MoMeet is a golden memory.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 05:53 PM (u82oZ)

302 CBD, yes. We will keep one on feed for about 90 days.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:53 PM (CKxoR)

303 >>> 293 REDACTED,
The MoMe is south of Dallas at a private venue.
The first TXMoMe was 95% Texans.
The fifth TXMoMe was about 50% Texans but 5 times the size.
Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 05:51 PM (UUBmN)

Yeah, the first TX MoMee had that one weirdo who drove from one of the square states up North, Wyoming or Colorado...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 25, 2020 05:53 PM (/kh7m)

304 Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2020 05:48 PM (XhWtx)

I lived meeting so many wonderful Hordelings, although I think I still managed to miss a bunch. Getting to meet Chique was an extra treat as I hadn't realized she'd be there. What *were* those peanuts anyway! I could tell something had been done to them, but couldn't guess what.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 05:54 PM (uquGJ)

305 Huh, here's a new way to explore Uranus.

https://tinyurl.com/yyokqbwm
I can seen this being used as a replacement for sous vide.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:54 PM (v16oJ)

306 Longbow v Crossbow
Mary Anne v Ginger
.45 v 9mm
Harwood v Carpet

Welcome to the Thunderdome!!!



listen bitch, bring some miraclewhip in here and i will drop a MOAB

Posted by: mayonaise at October 25, 2020 05:54 PM (GIeIM)

307 SPLATCHCOCK!!!

Posted by: SpokeToSoon at October 25, 2020 05:55 PM (4PGGt)

308 Yeah, the first TX MoMee had that one weirdo who drove from one of the square states up North, Wyoming or Colorado...
Posted by: Helena Handbasket
----
LOL! Yeah, exactly...that one weirdo who is now officially a Texan!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 05:55 PM (UUBmN)

309 You wanna make a swallow outta of Vodka

g'head

Just stop chasing a MARTINI

call it something gay

like a Commietini

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:55 PM (R3uW8)

310 271

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO MAINE ?????????????????
_______

Hey who's crapping on Maine here, I love (most of) that place.

Posted by: sharksauce at October 25, 2020 05:55 PM (DFZnL)

311 Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 05:52 PM (BgMrQ)


A great addition!

Posted by: LOL at October 25, 2020 05:55 PM (+jNil)

312 The Gin v Vodka wars have officially joined the canon:

Longbow v Crossbow
Mary Anne v Ginger
.45 v 9mm
Harwood v Carpet

Welcome to the Thunderdome!!!
Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 05:52 PM (BgMrQ)

I'm firmly in the vodka camp, gin tastes like rubbing alcohol to me.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 25, 2020 05:55 PM (5FCda)

313 Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:50 PM (OjZpE)

Wouldn't a turkey count as "communal food"?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (uquGJ)

314 that's quite a feet.
Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 25, 2020 05:42 PM (5FCda)


I approve this message.

Posted by: Quintin Tarantino at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (AiZBA)

315 Green jalapeno peppers are just like green bell, unripe so not as good IMO but safe to eat. Chili last week had ripe and half ripe jalapeno and Anaheim peppers.

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (OjZpE)

316 NaCly, You are a Prince among men. I wish for a bigger word than Thank You.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (CKxoR)

317 >>>However, frozen cauliflower from Costco, or even the local chain
supermarket is often just a fraction of the cost of fresh, and the
quality is indistinguishable.


It is equally repulsive as when it is fresh.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (KnJdm)

318 Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:51 PM (R3uW

People on the board just arrange them. They either meet at somebody's house, I guess, or mostly go to a restaurant. The info is put in the sidebar and people contact you. I arranged one several years ago for some folks near the area I live, We just had it an a large meeting room at a restaurant and everybody ordered from the menu. It was fun to talk and laugh and connect names with peoples' handles.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (WkPC9)

319 The Gin v Vodka wars have officially joined the canon:

I don't see why. Vodka is a neutral alcohol-delivery platform. Gin, which I used to hate but have grown to appreciate, has its own set of criteria.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:57 PM (v16oJ)

320 China Biden they can hide but good luck hiding a sex tape video
Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:38 PM (OjZpE)

@greggutfeld

i don't know about you, but the most interesting story today is nowhere to be found.

that's quite a feet.
Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 25, 2020 05:42 PM (5FCda)

I'm calloused to the whole thing...
Posted by: Rex Ryan
-----

The story has gained a toehold.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 25, 2020 05:57 PM (sc/gu)

321 China Biden they can hide but good luck hiding a sex tape video
Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:38 PM (OjZpE)

@greggutfeld

i don't know about you, but the most interesting story today is nowhere to be found.

that's quite a feet.
Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 25, 2020 05:42 PM (5FCda)

I'm calloused to the whole thing...
Posted by: Rex Ryan
-----

The story has gained a toehold.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,
----
More like a foothold!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 05:58 PM (UUBmN)

322 It [cauliflower] is equally repulsive as when it is fresh.


Most of the time. But I see a cauliflower gratin recipe in Peterson's "Sauces" that looks *mighty* fine.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 05:58 PM (ZSK0i)

323 You know


except for a few of you


you are completely full of shit

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:58 PM (R3uW8)

324 >>Hey who's crapping on Maine here, I love (most of) that place.

Maine is fantastic. Most of it.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 25, 2020 05:58 PM (ZLI7S)

325 It is equally repulsive as when it is fresh.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (KnJdm)

*fist bump*

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (KuT6N)

326 Polliwog in my book unless someone made single servings somehow

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (OjZpE)

327 Helena Handbasket @ 303- We now have enough morons in a 30 mile radius for a mini-MoMe.

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (XhWtx)

328
I'm firmly in the vodka camp, gin tastes like rubbing alcohol to me.
Posted by: Gaelic Girl
----

I'm disturbed that you know what rubbing alcohol tastes like...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (sc/gu)

329 Huh, here's a new way to explore Uranus.

https://tinyurl.com/yyokqbwm
I can seen this being used as a replacement for sous vide.
Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:54 PM (v16oJ)

Jeeze, PM is a shitty website. And the writing is stupid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (b/aNu)

330 lin-duh, you beat me to it. fist bump.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (CKxoR)

331 323
You know





except for a few of you





you are completely full of shit


Kinda passive aggressive of you. You wanna throw shade, name names.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (v16oJ)

332 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (WkPC9)



thank for your comment

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (R3uW8)

333 Trouble posting from airport

Posted by: Ladyl at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (kr/v5)

334 I'm firmly in the vodka camp, gin tastes like rubbing alcohol to me.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl

----



I'm disturbed that you know what rubbing alcohol tastes like...


Right? Sterno beats it all to hell.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 06:00 PM (v16oJ)

335 298 292 Vodka Martinis have been around since the 50s.

Gin is for the lawnmower.
Posted by: LOL at October 25, 2020 05:50 PM (+jNil)

The Gin v Vodka wars have officially joined the canon:

Longbow v Crossbow
Mary Anne v Ginger
.45 v 9mm
Harwood v Carpet

Welcome to the Thunderdome!!!

You will die. Prepare.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 25, 2020 06:00 PM (3H9h1)

336 Well the Democrats Propaganda ministry can put it in their pipe and smoke it to try and hide it, doubt it will work.

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 06:00 PM (OjZpE)

337 319 The Gin v Vodka wars have officially joined the canon:

I don't see why. Vodka is a neutral alcohol-delivery platform. Gin, which I used to hate but have grown to appreciate, has its own set of criteria.
Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:57 PM (v16oJ)

Perhaps I should amend that to read:

Vodka Martinis v Gin Martinis

or for Redacted

Martinis v Poseurs who use Vodka and call it a Martini

Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 06:00 PM (BgMrQ)

338 299 Ok, this will sound weird, but I've added chopped prunes to red sauce that needed sweetening. I saw the idea in a newspaper article and they really stewed in and evened out the acidity of the tomatoes. I guess raisins would work, too.

Never tried them in meatballs, tho.
Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 25, 2020 05:51 PM (dH/BH)

I think raisins or prunes are one of the ingredients of HP sauce.

Sweet plus savory, however it works.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 05:53 PM (b/aNu)

A friend of mine used to add grape jelly to her meatball sauce. It was really good.

Posted by: josephistan at October 25, 2020 06:01 PM (Izzlo)

339 Jeeze, PM is a shitty website. And the writing is stupid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


It is indeed, but TBH, I have no idea if the video in the link has any connection with reality. Be cool if it did, though.

Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 06:01 PM (v16oJ)

340 Kinda passive aggressive of you. You wanna throw shade, name names.
Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (v16oJ)

I have no idea what the fuck you are saying

try English

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:01 PM (R3uW8)

341 Ben Had,
*fist bump*

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 06:01 PM (UUBmN)

342 Eromero, at Weirddave's house!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 06:01 PM (CKxoR)

343 324 >>Hey who's crapping on Maine here, I love (most of) that place.

Maine is fantastic. Most of it.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 25, 2020 05:58 PM (ZLI7S)

Concur...

Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 06:02 PM (BgMrQ)

344 I would so be sued over this idea.

Dora the Bounty Hunter

"Hola amigo! Surrender or say hello to my little friend."

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:02 PM (QB0rT)

345 Yeah; I bet Newsome is just having three people and eating outside./s I think this is another word from on high that the elite don't have to follow because government officials enjoy getting their totalitarian on..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 06:02 PM (WkPC9)

346 Prayer request.

Pray for Little.

She just informed me on the ride home that she had her first "You're just like your father" discussion with her mom when she mocked the mask mandate and told her mother that her age group "only" had a 99.997% chance of recovery even if they contracted the virus.

Apparently she told her mom that she "sounded like a liberal, if she doesn't want to discuss facts."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 25, 2020 06:03 PM (Zg7Gg)

347 PollyWog, them's boiled peanuts from Edisto Island S.C. Pulled out of sandy loam soil, picked off the vine (vines given to livestock), washed, chunked in a pot with a handful of salt, and boiled. That's it. GOD's Own Recipe.

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2020 06:03 PM (XhWtx)

348 Martinis v Poseurs who use Vodka and call it a Martini
Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 06:00 PM (BgMrQ)


What has happened to plain talking ??

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:03 PM (R3uW8)

349 I like a little cinnamon in my spaghetti sauce. And a pinch of sugar.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 06:04 PM (U2p+3)

350 325
It is equally repulsive as when it is fresh.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (KnJdm)



*fist bump*

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (KuT6N)

*cilantro flavored high-five*

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:04 PM (KnJdm)

351 I can no longer eat cashews or any kind of edible nut or popcorn. It bums me out. I get to have tubes stuck up and down me in December to figure out out what's going on with me. Bah.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 06:04 PM (WkPC9)

352 I'm willing to bet that people ignore Newsome's Thanksgiving orders.

I'm going to be in San Diego the week before Thanksgiving, I plan to violate every possible order I can.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (5p7BC)

353 I'm disturbed that you know what rubbing alcohol tastes like...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (sc/gu)

What I imagine rubbing alcohol would taste like. Because it smells like rubbing alcohol. Better?

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (5FCda)

354 It is indeed, but TBH, I have no idea if the video in the link has any connection with reality. Be cool if it did, though.
Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 06:01 PM (v16oJ)

The video didn't open for me, because shitty website, and Brave blocks a lot of their scripts.

I figure, if it becomes a thing, it will get reported on at some trustworthy site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (b/aNu)

355 333 Trouble posting from airport
Posted by: Ladyl at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (kr/v5)

Try harder!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (6H0QF)

356 The story has gained a toehold.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 25, 2020 05:57 PM (sc/gu)


Only a heel would pursue this story.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (R5lpX)

357 Additional Blond Agent....

Seal a meals are just great, I love how they work. The problem is a function of volume and the kind of things you tend to vacuum pack. The game saver is a better machine for volume packing of meats.

The trick with the food saver family is the wait time between sealing. If you are processing a deer, Or lot of meat from a costco run, you really have to wait at least twenty seconds between sealing to let the machine cool down. This is where I think the machine gets overloaded and breaks down,

What always goes is the vacuum. It still seals, but maybe not quite as good. When it fails, it looks like it sealed ok. Then an hour later the seal fails and everything you just put in the freezer (that you might look at the next day) may as well have been tossed in a ziplock bag. You get ice crystals and freezer burn.

The vac master or chamber sealer has different mil dimensions on the bags, some for sharper stuff. Bones in meat for instance, can pierce the bag so you buy heavier mil bags if you are bagging sharp stuff.

I sealed some dried commercial egg noodles. On the highest setting for a hard tight seal, the egg noodles pierced the bag and I lost the seal the next day. So you need to have a variety of bag thicknesses for different products. The vac chamber bags are soo much less expensive that the seal a meal bags, but the machine is $$$$$.

All that said, it depends on what you plan to use it for and do plan on replacing the seal a meal periodically. Nothing worse than bringing in a meat load and finding out your machine doesn't work any more and being 60 miles away from a store that sells them.

And watch out now, plastic products (Bags etc) are having some sort of supply chain failure.

Posted by: Derak at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (k0WjC)

358 *cilantro flavored high-five*
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:04 PM (KnJdm)

Ewwww!

*runs off to wash hands*

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (KuT6N)

359 People on the board just arrange them. They either
meet at somebody's house, I guess, or mostly go to a restaurant. The
info is put in the sidebar and people contact you. I arranged one
several years ago for some folks near the area I live, We just had it an
a large meeting room at a restaurant and everybody ordered from the
menu. It was fun to talk and laugh and connect names with peoples'
handles.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 05:56 PM (WkPC9)

The bigger ones, like Texas, Virginia, and Colorado, take a bunch of time and work by the organizers.

That being said, if there's one in your area, big or small, and you're able to go, do so. You'll put names to faces and you can feel very comfortable knowing that you're in friendly territory even though you've never met a bunch of the people face-to-face before in your life. And I include lurkers in this.

Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (/wAhO)

360 Oh flounder,
You liked hummus on a sammich, until Jordan told you it was there.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (U2p+3)

361 Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (v16oJ)

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:01 PM (R3uW


It's a food thread.

If I have to police the fvcking food thread it will be with the Ban Hammer.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (xT2tT)

362 356 The story has gained a toehold.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 25, 2020 05:57 PM (sc/gu)

Only a heel would pursue this story.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (R5lpX)

I would look archly at a person like that...

Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (BgMrQ)

363 So the story has a foot-hold?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (QB0rT)

364 HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO MAINE ?????????????????

I kinda like the music.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (qc+VF)

365 @realDonaldTrump

Congratulations to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who just agreed to adhere to a cease fire effective at midnight. Many lives will be saved. Proud of my team
@SecPompeo & Steve Biegun & @WHNSC for getting the deal done!

Posted by: Tami at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (cF8AT)

366 Insom dahlin.

I keep getting the damned error message

Posted by: Ladyl at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (kr/v5)

367 Also, REDACTED-you send the info "_______(for example Central Ohio MoMe, or TX MoMo or central N.J. Mome) and give date and your e-mail and people contact you for the details. I'm not a party person and I was lame but was a first effort and I had a good time anyway.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 06:07 PM (WkPC9)

368 360
Oh flounder,

You liked hummus on a sammich, until Jordan told you it was there.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (U2p+3)

It was a sammich, prepared by an 'ette. That's like the holy grail. I am not a complete ingrate.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:07 PM (KnJdm)

369 I'm totally defeated

pillows beckon

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:07 PM (R3uW8)

370 As confident as I am in a Trump victory, I can't help but continue to see Georgia as a big giant caution flag.

Trump's team is putting a lot of manpower into that state.

If nothing else it helps me to temper my cockiness.

Posted by: Shenanigans at October 25, 2020 06:08 PM (ojwvu)

371 I would like to ask that you all go back to CBD's f w p thread and read my 353 post.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 06:08 PM (CKxoR)

372 367-Typo not "It was lame" but it compared to some others it was Lame and low scale, but everyone who came got a little gift. If somebody wants to do this they have to start somewhere.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 06:08 PM (WkPC9)

373 >>> 327 Helena Handbasket @ 303- We now have enough morons in a 30 mile radius for a mini-MoMe.
Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (XhWtx)

Hmm, this sounds like fun... dropping off to grab dinner since I'm too lazy to cook tonight.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 25, 2020 06:08 PM (/kh7m)

374 So the story has a foot-hold?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (QB0rT)

The MSM are looking for an ankle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 25, 2020 06:09 PM (b/aNu)

375 Anyone can plan a MoMe. The first time you do one it's usually really small, which is nice because you can really talk to people. They tend to grow bigger when you repeat them, which is also nice. But don't anyone be afraid of planning one because it's a great way to meet people you already know.

And yes, as Vendette said, that includes lurkers. We always have a lot of lurkers at the NoVaMoMe and sometimes we even succeed in drawing them out of lurkdom.

Posted by: bluebell at October 25, 2020 06:09 PM (/669Q)

376 Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM (/wAhO)

Well said.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 06:09 PM (WkPC9)

377 371 I would like to ask that you all go back to CBD's f w p thread and read my 353 post.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 06:08 PM (CKxoR)


Had a moment there, and then my brain kicked in

First Word Problems = f w p

...and I didn't party this weekend.

Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 06:10 PM (BgMrQ)

378 371
I would like to ask that you all go back to CBD's f w p thread and read my 353 post.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 06:08 PM (CKxoR)

How cool. I would have loved to seen your face.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:10 PM (KnJdm)

379 {{{Ladyl}}

Put yourself on the list of good dancers along with Snail Racer, Iris, and creeper.

Ben Had has some very smooth dance moves, which I saw from a distance.

ISTR CowHorse Queen and AltonJackson doing an excellent Texas Two Step.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:10 PM (u82oZ)

380 @realDonaldTrump

Congratulations to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who just agreed to adhere to a cease fire effective at midnight. Many lives will be saved. Proud of my team
@SecPompeo & Steve Biegun & @WHNSC for getting the deal done!
--------------
WOW! He said this afternoon they were close to getting something done. I figured a few weeks.

Dude is keeping campaign promises before the election is even held!

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 06:10 PM (5p7BC)

381 I would like to ask that you all go back to CBD's f w p thread and read my 353 post.
Posted by: Ben Had at


??
but 353 was posted by somebody else, like Gaelic Girl

Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 25, 2020 06:11 PM (GIeIM)

382 Posted by: bluebell at October 25, 2020 06:09 PM (/669Q)

Berserker brought his brother to the MoMe. I think he's going to be a Moron when they get back.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:11 PM (KuT6N)

383 Dude is keeping campaign promises before the election is even held!
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 06:10 PM (5p7BC)

Drumpf is putting international arms dealers out of work!!!

Posted by: crazed leftard at October 25, 2020 06:12 PM (b/aNu)

384 Dude is keeping campaign promises before the election is even held!

It doesn't matter!!! He killed Grandma!!!

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at October 25, 2020 06:12 PM (EgshT)

385 Berserker was great! He and my husband hit it off since they share the same first name and are both from Jersey. His brother was a hoot too!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 06:13 PM (UUBmN)

386 If nothing else it helps me to temper my cockiness.
Posted by: Shenanigans
------------
I'm confident that work is for the Senate. They want both GOP candidates to win.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 06:13 PM (5p7BC)

387 first TXMoMe was 95% Texans.
The fifth TXMoMe was about 50% Texans but 5 times the size.
Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 05:51 PM (UUBmN)


And 2 assholes from jersey lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 25, 2020 06:13 PM (jhY09)

388 cilantro cucks

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at October 25, 2020 06:13 PM (oAY8z)

389 North Carolina news has taken a page from Clint Eastwood.

Since Cal Cunningham refuses to sit down for an interview, an ABC affiliate had an empty chair.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:14 PM (QB0rT)

390 Several of these comments are quite pedestrian

Posted by: db at October 25, 2020 06:15 PM (E0PSG)

391 Congratulations to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who just agreed to adhere to a cease fire effective at midnight. Many lives will be saved. Proud of my team
@SecPompeo & Steve Biegun & @WHNSC for getting the deal done!
--------------
WOW! He said this afternoon they were close to getting something done. I figured a few weeks.

Dude is keeping campaign promises before the election is even held!
Posted by: Dave in Fla


Time to get rid of the UN

Posted by: Bruce at October 25, 2020 06:15 PM (vd8XM)

392 Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2020 06:03 PM (XhWtx)

Ah, thank you. It was great meeting you and your wife as well. So nice to put a face to a "voice" I've known for years.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (uquGJ)

393 Since Dag Hammerstrom died in that crash, has the UN done anything positive?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (QB0rT)

394 Additional Blond Agent....



Seal a meals are just great, I love how they work. The problem is a
function of volume and the kind of things you tend to vacuum pack. The
game saver is a better machine for volume packing of meats.



The trick with the food saver family is the wait time between
sealing. If you are processing a deer, Or lot of meat from a costco
run, you really have to wait at least twenty seconds between sealing to
let the machine cool down. This is where I think the machine gets
overloaded and breaks down,



What always goes is the vacuum. It still seals, but maybe not quite
as good. When it fails, it looks like it sealed ok. Then an hour later
the seal fails and everything you just put in the freezer (that you
might look at the next day) may as well have been tossed in a ziplock
bag. You get ice crystals and freezer burn.



The vac master or chamber sealer has different mil dimensions on the
bags, some for sharper stuff. Bones in meat for instance, can pierce
the bag so you buy heavier mil bags if you are bagging sharp stuff.



I sealed some dried commercial egg noodles. On the highest setting
for a hard tight seal, the egg noodles pierced the bag and I lost the
seal the next day. So you need to have a variety of bag thicknesses for
different products. The vac chamber bags are soo much less expensive
that the seal a meal bags, but the machine is $$$$$.



All that said, it depends on what you plan to use it for and do plan
on replacing the seal a meal periodically. Nothing worse than bringing
in a meat load and finding out your machine doesn't work any more and
being 60 miles away from a store that sells them.



And watch out now, plastic products (Bags etc) are having some sort of supply chain failure.


Posted by: Derak at October 25, 2020 06:05 PM

---

If you are vacuum sealing dried products like rice, noodles, beans and the like you need to use a vacuum attachment and use canning jars with regular canning lids.

I seal all of my beans and egg noodles and the like in canning jars with an attachment to my vacuum sealer with the regular lids and they last 2 or more years with no ill effects.


I vacuumed sealed some peanut butter cookies the wife made and opened them after six months in the jar and they were as good as the day she baked them.


https://tinyurl.com/y67g92s4

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (JUOKG)

395 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (uquGJ)

Nobody ever looks like you think they would. Except Berserker.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (KuT6N)

396 Bebe and I survived the trip in the RV and are awaiting our flights at Love.

Thank you everyone!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at October 25, 2020 06:17 PM (/bbyo)

397 The great thing about this is that there is no real political benefit. The majority of Armenian Americans live in California. But he saw how many of those flags were waving as the people lined the streets in Newport Beach, then at the rally in Nevada said he was going to do something about it.

One week later...

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 06:17 PM (5p7BC)

398 Jordan61, He became a Moron before he left.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 06:17 PM (CKxoR)

399 Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (JUOKG)

I have that attachment but I've only used it for jar salads. I'll have to expand my horizons!

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:18 PM (KuT6N)

400 Anna saw that this afternoon, hope that means Cal is job hunting and sending out resumes Nov 5

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 06:18 PM (OjZpE)

401 {{{Ladyl}}
Put yourself on the list of good dancers along with Snail Racer, Iris, and creeper.
Ben Had has some very smooth dance moves, which I saw from a distance.
ISTR CowHorse Queen and AltonJackson doing an excellent Texas Two Step.


It was reports like this that made me vow not to leave early like I did last year. Alas, life had other plans for me and I had to pass on Saturday entirely. At least I was able to be there Friday and meet a bunch of great folks. Planning for next year begins in 5... 4... 3...

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (qc+VF)

402 Polliwog, lin-duh, Jordan61, Berserker - sincerely it was awesome meeting you.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (NWiLs)

403 370 As confident as I am in a Trump victory, I can't help but continue to see Georgia as a big giant caution flag.
Trump's team is putting a lot of manpower into that state.
If nothing else it helps me to temper my cockiness.
Posted by: Shenanigans at October 25, 2020 06:08 PM (ojwvu)

Would have been cheaper and easier just to stealth-hire Stacey Abrams to campaign for Biden, no?

More seriously, with two Senate seats in play, there might be dual objectives. Also, whatever the polls show as a margin, there's seemingly a lot of undecideds (unlike other areas).

Posted by: Sign of incompetence at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (BBWrU)

404 Nobody ever looks like you think they would. Except Berserker.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (KuT6N)

I'd rate this statement as true.

Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (/wAhO)

405 Looks like another Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Trump.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (R5lpX)

406 I have that attachment but I've only used it for jar salads. I'll have to expand my horizons!

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:18 PM (KuT6N)

I confess ignorance. What is a jar salad?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (KnJdm)

407 Martinis v Poseurs who use Vodka and call it a Martini
Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 06:00 PM (BgMrQ)

Concur. Gin is where it's at, vodka is for Russian peasants.

Vodka has no flavor and the peasant just wants to get blind drunk and rape.

Oh, look, it's martini time. One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 25, 2020 06:20 PM (Z+IKu)

408 397 The great thing about this is that there is no real political benefit. The majority of Armenian Americans live in California. But he saw how many of those flags were waving as the people lined the streets in Newport Beach, then at the rally in Nevada said he was going to do something about it.

One week later...
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 06:17 PM (5p7BC)


He really makes it easy to be a proud supporter.

If we had an honest media, not even pro-Trump biased, but just totally unbiased, these foreign policy victories alone would have him set up for a 40+ state blowout.

Posted by: Shenanigans at October 25, 2020 06:20 PM (ojwvu)

409 I met so many wonderful people at the MoMeet. What a great time. And the Bacon Wench delivered fantastically cooked bacon.

I'm so glad I overcame my shyness.

I hope all the travelers get home safely, with no new stories.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:20 PM (u82oZ)

410 Skip

I hope he looses on Nov 5 and thus giving Chucky Schumer a jab in the eye.

Later I hope the US Army Reserve investigation of both complaints filed against Cal result in him getting kicked out and loss of all benefits.

Hopefully the wife will also wise up and kick the bum out.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:20 PM (QB0rT)

411 Four Roses , small batch. There are 27 bourbon distilleries in Kentucky and many more brands. than that. Just sayin.

Posted by: Javems at October 25, 2020 06:21 PM (uCoHM)

412 Spent some time with Berserker's brother and really enjoyed it. Definite moron material.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 25, 2020 06:21 PM (fTtFy)

413 Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (qc+VF)

And you too! Thanks for letting me send a few downrange!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:21 PM (NWiLs)

414
I confess ignorance. What is a jar salad?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (KnJdm)

$20, same as in town

Posted by: josephistan at October 25, 2020 06:21 PM (Izzlo)

415 414


I confess ignorance. What is a jar salad?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (KnJdm)



$20, same as in town

Posted by: josephistan at October 25, 2020 06:21 PM (Izzlo)

But you got to use your own attachment? Or is one provided?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:22 PM (KnJdm)

416 Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (KuT6N)

Lol, so true.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 06:22 PM (uquGJ)

417 Posted by: Javems at October 25, 2020 06:21 PM (uCoHM)

Four Roses Single Barrel is eccellent too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 06:22 PM (xT2tT)

418 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at October 25, 2020 06:17 PM (/bbyo)

{{{WDS}}}

It was great meeting you!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:22 PM (NWiLs)

419 I would so be sued over this idea.

Dora the Bounty Hunter

"Hola amigo! Surrender or say hello to my little friend."
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:02 PM (QB0rT)


Anna, it was done, I think by College Humor.

Scene one: Bogota Colombia, La Choza de Yougur Congelada del Diablo

https://youtu.be/9yD3uNleWVU

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2020 06:22 PM (WyVLE)

420 The great thing about this is that there is no real political benefit. The majority of Armenian Americans live in California. But he saw how many of those flags were waving as the people lined the streets in Newport Beach, then at the rally in Nevada said he was going to do something about it.

One week later...
Posted by: Dave in Fla at Octobe



it is 3d chess

kanye is a political player who Trump may or may not need endorsement from

kanye is married to the most influential armenians in the world, the kardashians



Posted by: confederatefifth at October 25, 2020 06:22 PM (4Jold)

421 Since Dag Hammerstrom died in that crash, has the UN done anything positive?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (QB0rT)

Ummmmmmmm....No.

Posted by: The Belgian Congo at October 25, 2020 06:23 PM (Z+IKu)

422 Derak wrote in part:

The game saver is a better machine for volume packing of meats.

Based on what you're saying, it's really looking like I'm after a smaller unit. 1) I'm mainly interested in sealing smaller items (a chicken breast or two for the freezer or a steak to sous vide) and 2) I don't have the counter space or back for a larger unit.

So the standard Foodsaver/Geryon type unit with periodic replacement seems to be the likely path, based on what I'm seeing from the various posters.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 06:23 PM (ZSK0i)

423 I confess ignorance. What is a jar salad?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (KnJdm)

You take a big mason jar, put in some dressing, and then start layering in salad components. For me that's usually broccoli and celery, lettuce, cheese, and some chicken or a hard boiled egg. They're good to make on the weekends and take to work during the week for lunch.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:23 PM (KuT6N)

424 It was great to meet you too insomniac! I'm glad you really enjoyed yourself!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 06:24 PM (UUBmN)

425 So good to see Walt Disney World crowded again. Food is rather expensive, but how often to you eat there. Yesterdays lines at the attractions was long, long, long. (Disney is working hard to clean and spray everything) It must make some governors envious. (or mad)

Posted by: Colin at October 25, 2020 06:24 PM (lA1Se)

426 Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:20 PM (u82oZ)

Salty, it was lovely meeting you. You are a true gentleman.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:24 PM (KuT6N)

427 Since Dag Hammerstrom died in that crash, has the UN done anything positive?Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (QB0rT)

I was sorry he died. He may have been the last decent head of the U.N. He was a very spiritual, thoughtful man and had a fine book called "Markings"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 06:24 PM (WkPC9)

428 Insomniac, great meeting you. Glad you are home safe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:25 PM (u82oZ)

429 Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (NWiLs)

So glad you attended and had a good time.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 25, 2020 06:25 PM (uquGJ)

430 They're good to make on the weekends and take to work during the week for lunch.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:23 PM (KuT6N)

And they last the week? Interesting.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:25 PM (KnJdm)

431 Well that Dora looks more believable than the one who starred in the legitimate live action movie, I swear that actress was Velma sans glasses.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:25 PM (QB0rT)

432 I knew we were off to a good start when sponge came in and yelled FIRST!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 06:25 PM (CKxoR)

433 Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:20 PM (u82oZ)

It was awesome meeting you too. Thanks so much for taking care of transport, and helping me feel at ease from the get go. As did Jewells45. Y'all are great people.

Yeah, I know I'm kind of gushing here, but I mean. Just terrific folks.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:25 PM (NWiLs)

434 Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (JUOKG)

Thanks for the link. I never understood how this worked. I thought you had to buy a special container, not that you could use a standard mason jar with standard lid.

Now, about that supply chain interruption. Can't get jars and lids. Shortages everywhere.

I chamber sealed 25 pounds of rice in bags the other day. I did it also 7 years ago and just finished the last of that supply. Good as the day I bagged them.

I can see where you use the jars for the more delicate foods. sealing crackers /cookies i.e. the more delicate stuff in a jar, that would be super especially if you could get a year out of it. That stuff just goes bad so fast.

Posted by: Derak at October 25, 2020 06:26 PM (k0WjC)

435 And you too! Thanks for letting me send a few downrange!
Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:21 PM (NWiLs)


More than happy to share my toys with new friends. I am glad you made it. Yeah, sorry about that scope bite thing. I think I should move it farther up in the rings even if that makes it a little less suited for shooting from a bench.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 25, 2020 06:26 PM (qc+VF)

436 You take a big mason jar, put in some dressing, and then start layering in salad components.


Ahhh, ok. I thought you were talking about, say, a four-bean salad in its liquid...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 06:26 PM (ZSK0i)

437 I want to thank Nurse Ratched. She was the communications link that made two of the pickups at the airport possible. Truly a team effort.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:26 PM (u82oZ)

438 *mean it

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:27 PM (NWiLs)

439 And they last the week? Interesting.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:25 PM (KnJdm)

Yep. Can't remember if the jar attachment came with the FoodSaver or if I had to buy it separate.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:27 PM (KuT6N)

440 More than happy to share my toys with new friends. I am glad you made it. Yeah, sorry about that scope bite thing. I think I should move it farther up in the rings even if that makes it a little less suited for shooting from a bench.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 25, 2020 06:26 PM (qc+VF)

Sorry? Nonsense! It's a badge of honor!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:28 PM (NWiLs)

441 Did someone snug up to the scope?

Been there, done that with the one chance I got to fire an M-21.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:29 PM (QB0rT)

442 I was sorry he died. He may have been the last decent head of the U.N. He was a very spiritual, thoughtful man and had a fine book called "Markings"

He was the very first UN head wasn't he? Even so, I'd probably just amend that to "only" in lieu of "last". Either way.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 25, 2020 06:29 PM (51Lal)

443 lin-duh, your master of ceremonies duties are memorable. I thought I would wet myself laughing at your commentary with the masks, oh and coffee too!

You are the best.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 06:29 PM (CKxoR)

444 What always goes is the vacuum. It still seals, but maybe not quite as
good. When it fails, it looks like it sealed ok. Then an hour later the
seal fails

Mine just quits when it gets too hot but I don't mind. I usually seal with 2 seals just to be safe. It's ICE CREAM! Couldn't resist.

Posted by: dartist at October 25, 2020 06:30 PM (+ya+t)

445 This weekend I decided to get serious about sous vide. Cooked some beef short ribs in the water bath for 48 hours, then finished them on the grill. REALLY good, although the cooking to eating time ratio is getting pretty ridiculous.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 25, 2020 06:30 PM (QZxDR)

446 THANK YOU Ben Had!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 06:31 PM (UUBmN)

447 lin-duh

Yes, those masks!

I immediately recognized the AtC Victory mask. So I gots that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:31 PM (u82oZ)

448 Posted by: Common Tater at October 25, 2020 06:29 PM (51Lal)

You're probably correct. First and best one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 06:32 PM (WkPC9)

449 Ben Had

♪ ♫ Thank you! ♫ ♬

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:33 PM (u82oZ)

450 NaCly Dog ....
Yes...the masks...they were hilarious!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 06:33 PM (UUBmN)

451 I had the time of my life at the Texas Mome. There are NO WORDS.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 25, 2020 06:33 PM (kr/v5)

452 by the way, my suggestion to everyone who preserves or cans, from now on BUY A BOX OF LIDS EVERY TIME YOU GO TO THE STORE.

Do this every time you go to the store, buy the 2.50 box of dome lids and tuck them away. Figure out how many jars you have and buy N x 1.5 as a basic stocking level.

Do this from now on.

Also, save your old dome lids. You are not supposed to use them, but they can go on acid foods that are low value. In an emergency they are decent to use

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2020 06:33 PM (WyVLE)

453 Aw salty,
You're sweet. I couldn't leave my PNW hordlings stranded. And thank you for answering the sos.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 06:34 PM (U2p+3)

454 285
Creeper, I'm sorry to have missed you again. I still remember your delicious Irish cream from two years ago.



Posted by: bluebell at October 25, 2020 05:48 PM (/669Q)

Me too thee, bluebell. Next year?

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 06:35 PM (XxJt1)

455 One other thing I like about the Foodsaver Gamesaver is it has an attachment that will suck the air out of Mason jars, so if you're storing beans or anything dried they keep better.

Posted by: dartist at October 25, 2020 06:35 PM (+ya+t)

456 451 I had the time of my life at the Texas Mome. There are NO WORDS.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 25, 2020 06:33 PM (kr/v5)

There must be at least a few...

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:35 PM (NWiLs)

457 I wore my "This is Bullshit" mask for a while in the Atlanta airport. Got glares from some Karens.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 25, 2020 06:35 PM (kr/v5)

458 @realDonaldTrump

Congratulations to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who just agreed to adhere to a cease fire effective at midnight. Many lives will be saved. Proud of my team
@SecPompeo & Steve Biegun & @WHNSC for getting the deal done!
--------------
WOW! He said this afternoon they were close to getting something done. I figured a few weeks.

Dude is keeping campaign promises before the election is even held!
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 25, 2020 06:10 PM (5p7BC)



[Meanwhile, back in the Biden basement]

....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZ.

Posted by: LASue at October 25, 2020 06:36 PM (Ed8Zd)

459 Ladyl it was so nice to meet you finally! And Jewells...and BeBe... and WDS...and Sharon... and Emmie... and Jordan...and everyone who's names I forgot already...I am 29 after all!
Oh, and the morons too...

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 06:36 PM (UUBmN)

460 453 Aw salty,
You're sweet. I couldn't leave my PNW hordlings stranded. And thank you for answering the sos.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 06:34 PM (U2p+3)

I CAN'T WAIT until you see what LCD is bringing you. You have to text me the second you get it.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:37 PM (KuT6N)

461 457 I wore my "This is Bullshit" mask for a while in the Atlanta airport. Got glares from some Karens.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 25, 2020 06:35 PM (kr/v5)

Hah! YES!!! And you weren't sure if you had the nerve to wear it!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:38 PM (NWiLs)

462 I can see where you use the jars for the more
delicate foods. sealing crackers /cookies i.e. the more delicate stuff
in a jar, that would be super especially if you could get a year out of
it. That stuff just goes bad so fast.






Posted by: Derak at October 25, 2020 06:26 PM

---

There are a whole bunch of "preppers" that use the vacuum canning method for all sorts of stuff from rice, beans, noodles and crackers.

One lady on youtube even "cans" ritz crackers when she finds them on sale. They last 5+ years in vacuum sealed jars.


It works. I buy one 15 pound bag of pinto beans from Sams and put it in pint jars and vacuum seal them. I get about 30 jars of beans and they last me a six months or more and I have never had a problem with anything going bad.


We do the same with egg noodles, rice and other dry goods. Haven't had a single issue yet.


Caveat: I only use Ball canning jars with ball lids. The other brands of jars and lids do not seem to work as well and I can't get them to seal as well as ball jars.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2020 06:38 PM (JUOKG)

463 393 Since Dag Hammerstrom died in that crash, has the UN done anything positive?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (QB0rT)

The pirate from Atlas Shrugged? He was a real person?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 25, 2020 06:38 PM (H3MF8)

464 459 Ladyl it was so nice to meet you finally! And Jewells...and BeBe... and WDS...and Sharon... and Emmie... and Jordan...and everyone who's names I forgot already...I am 29 after all!
Oh, and the morons too...
Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 06:36 PM (UUBmN)

Sexism!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:38 PM (NWiLs)

465 I CAN'T WAIT until you see what LCD is bringing you. You have to text me the second you get it.
Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench

Not ANOTHER OTTER?!?!?

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 06:39 PM (U2p+3)

466 I saw some interesting Trump yard signs yesterday driving through rural PA: "Trump 2020 - Fuck You Again"; "Trump 2020 - Because Freedom & Shit"

Posted by: josephistan at October 25, 2020 06:40 PM (Izzlo)

467 Yes Dag was real.

Secretary General of the UN

And he died in a mysterious plane crash as he tried to bring peace.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:40 PM (QB0rT)

468 I had pork dumplings again for dinner along with Mongolian Beef. The dumpling sauce this place has is like crack. I think I could add it to my most hated foods and make it edible.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 25, 2020 06:41 PM (2DOZq)

469 Sexism!
-----
And your point is???

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 06:41 PM (UUBmN)

470 437
I want to thank Nurse Ratched. She was the communications link that
made two of the pickups at the airport possible. Truly a team effort.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:26 PM (u82oZ)

One from the Travelers Aid station and one from the "closest restaurant with a good Margarita."

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 06:41 PM (XxJt1)

471 Sounds like everyone had a great time at the Texas MoMee! I'm glad! And also a little jealous.

We had one planned for Colorado in April...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 25, 2020 06:42 PM (H3MF8)

472 Well, the cocktail hour is here. I will get to do what I didn't do at the TxMoMe, well not until last night when I had a wee sip of Devil's River in the little red cup, right before I ran out of gas. Bottoms up!

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2020 06:42 PM (XhWtx)

473 Also, save your old dome lids. You are not supposed
to use them, but they can go on acid foods that are low value. In an
emergency they are decent to use


Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2020 06:33 PM (WyVLE)

I reuse them all the time and get few if any failures. But good tip on buying them when you see them.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:42 PM (KnJdm)

474 The dumpling sauce this place has is like crack. I think I could add it to my most hated foods and make it edible.

French Toast?

Posted by: Dirty Frank at October 25, 2020 06:43 PM (NdOIs)

475 467 Yes Dag was real.

Secretary General of the UN

And he died in a mysterious plane crash as he tried to bring peace.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:40 PM (QB0rT)

I was kidding. The pirate from Atlas Shrugged was named Ragnar Danneskjold.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 25, 2020 06:43 PM (H3MF8)

476 {{{Insom}}}

Great meeting you as well!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at October 25, 2020 06:43 PM (/bbyo)

477 Posted by: nurse ratched at October 25, 2020 06:39 PM (U2p+3),

My lips are sealed.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:44 PM (KuT6N)

478 His name is actually spelled Dag Hammarskjöld.
He was probably bumped off.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 06:44 PM (WkPC9)

479 I was forced to go to Walmart today as they were the only store that had a supplement I take regularly for cholesterol (stuff works). The greeter said nothing about no mask, and a good 75% of customers were in rebellion. This was easy to check, as they only had two lines open on mid day Sunday, and the self checkouts were on the fritz. Lines like Soviet man waiting for TP.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 25, 2020 06:44 PM (I58tH)

480 In case people missed it, RedState had an article saying Joe AND Bon Jovi drew all of 12 people and 7 pumpkins at a rally.


I'm starting to think everything the media is doing is going to backfire on Joe. If his supporters haven't already voted, why the hell are they going to risk death waiting in lines on election day when Joe is up 20 points?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 25, 2020 06:45 PM (v2c9/)

481 Not spelled with a little question mark in the middle of it though. Bah!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2020 06:45 PM (WkPC9)

482 The dumpling sauce this place has is like crack. I think I could add it to my most hated foods and make it edible.

French Toast?
Posted by: Dirty Frank at October 25, 2020 06:43 PM (NdOIs)

It definitely could replace syrup.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 25, 2020 06:45 PM (2DOZq)

483 361 Posted by: pep at October 25, 2020 05:59 PM (v16oJ)

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:01 PM (R3uW

It's a food thread.

If I have to police the fvcking food thread it will be with the Ban Hammer.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2020 06:06 PM (xT2tT)

I have no idea what the fuck you might ban me for

but ban me if you must

I'll just spend the next two wweks making money

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:45 PM (R3uW8)

484 Thank you CBD for the reminder that we can enjoy gourmet food, yet also enjoy budget gourmet food that is still good. I can enjoy garden fresh fruit with homemade whipped cream one weekend, then the next weekend enjoy an icebox pie made from canned pie filling, cream cheese, and Cool Whip. I love to enjoy homegrown vegetables in summer, but my winter Shepherds Pie made with frozen vegetables is also great.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at October 25, 2020 06:45 PM (d9Cw3)

485 And you can tell I never read Atlas Shrugged.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:45 PM (QB0rT)

486 I'm here!!!!

I'm home and see as this is the food thread, my dinner is leftovers from the freezer.

That pork was so good and the bacon and the brisket.

I miss everybody already. So many hugs.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 25, 2020 06:46 PM (sd8p8)

487 So, is it true that Gropey Joe is basically going to let his fraudulent vote manufacturing machine take it from here?

Means he either knows the polls are bullshit and its over (and that his continued gaffes are killing the Donks down-ballot), OR he actually believes the BS polls and thinks he's so far ahead he can shut it down and cruise for the next 9-days.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at October 25, 2020 06:46 PM (4Yddh)

488 I have no idea what the fuck you might ban me for

but ban me if you must

I'll just spend the next two wweks making money

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:45 PM (R3uW



CBD was talking to pep, not you.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 06:47 PM (ZSK0i)

489 Nobody ever looks like you think they would. Except Berserker.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:16 PM (KuT6N)

I'd rate this statement as true.
Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 06:19 PM (/wAhO)


Yup, the kind you read about. Lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 25, 2020 06:47 PM (jhY09)

490 Appetizer of garlic tourin d'ail (garlic, egg, vinegar, chicken broth) and baguette.

Main course of chopped chicken satay (sliced chicken thigh meat browned and then stewed in coconut milk with a bit of peanut butter, diced chile, a hint of lemon juice, a can of baby corn, and a bag of frozen vegetables; all cooked low and slow over the stove in a pot)

One side is stewed with the chicken, the other is steamed jasmine rice.

Dessert is meringues dusted with a bit of cinnamon.

All fairly inexpensive, added up, yet very filling and interesting.

Posted by: Locarno at October 25, 2020 06:48 PM (3WLXg)

491 Jules wanted an air fryer she found, Power XL, bsides air frying it does all kinds of things. I was going to get it for her bday 11/10, but on Amazon Prime days I told her to go ahead to buy it. She got an extra 30 off. Regular 169, we got it for 109.

Did a pork roast and loved it. Tonight reheating a steak and want to do some fresh mushrooms. Any tips on doing the shrooms in this thing?

Posted by: Farmer at October 25, 2020 06:48 PM (ZKH8Q)

492 And you can tell I never read Atlas Shrugged.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:45 PM (QB0rT)


I read the SparkNotes.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2020 06:48 PM (WyVLE)

493 Berserker, I enjoyed talking to your brother. Now I know I have to go to Italy, just not with my sister.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (sd8p8)

494 Is it against aos protocol to post pics from these MOMES ?

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (2DOZq)

495 CBD was talking to pep, not you.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at Octobe




not sure that is right

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (4Jold)

496 486
I'm here!!!!



I'm home and see as this is the food thread, my dinner is leftovers from the freezer.



That pork was so good and the bacon and the brisket.



I miss everybody already. So many hugs.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 25, 2020 06:46 PM (sd8p

It's good to "see" you again, Sharon. I'm glad you're back home.
I just asked myself, "What's for dinner?" The answer came back, "Nothing. I'm still stuffed."

Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (XxJt1)

497 491 Jules wanted an air fryer she found, Power XL, bsides air frying it does all kinds of things. I was going to get it for her bday 11/10, but on Amazon Prime days I told her to go ahead to buy it. She got an extra 30 off. Regular 169, we got it for 109.

Did a pork roast and loved it. Tonight reheating a steak and want to do some fresh mushrooms. Any tips on doing the shrooms in this thing?
Posted by: Farmer at October 25, 2020 06:48 PM (ZKH8Q)

I would recommend not cooking while tripping balls.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (NWiLs)

498 Berserker, Thank You so much for being a part of this MoMe and for bringing your brother with you.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (CKxoR)

499 Weaning is hard

Yes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:50 PM (u82oZ)

500 Spark Notes?

I'll take your word for it since the reports I have gotten Atlas Shrugged is a slog to read.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (QB0rT)

501 Insomniac,

Don't know if you are still here. Reading about how much fun you had made me cry in happiness. I am thrilled for you!

Posted by: four seasons at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (PisyI)

502 Means he either knows the polls are bullshit and its over (and that his continued gaffes are killing the Donks down-ballot), OR he actually believes the BS polls and thinks he's so far ahead he can shut it down and cruise for the next 9-days.

--

I truly think it's the latter. He, the media talking heads and pundits, all of them are believing the polls which have Trump basically wiped out, a blue wave coming, the Senate flipping. I think they really believe it. And he knows the fraud machines in key states are churning to help even more. Cinching PA, which is a critical state.

I'd love to have the biggest smearing of egg all over their faces on Nov. 4 that the world has ever seen. I want a blow out of such colossal proportions they'll sit stunned in a state of catatonia for a year.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (5mpUn)

503 Is it against aos protocol to post pics from these MOMES ?

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (2DOZq)

It's for privacy reasons.

Posted by: Vendette at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (/wAhO)

504 Posted by: creeper at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (XxJt1)

I literally went up a notch on my belt!

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (KuT6N)

505 Sharon(willow's apprentice)

Huzzah! Glad you got home safely.

I hope Iris did as well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (u82oZ)

506 {{Creeper}}

It was fun getting to know you. Glad you made it home safe.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (sd8p8)

507 Any tips on doing the shrooms in this thing?

Shrooms can be very irritating to the stomach, and are best blended into a puree then taken as a retention enema, Mayan style.

Posted by: Dirty Frank at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (NdOIs)

508 486 I'm here!!!!

I'm home and see as this is the food thread, my dinner is leftovers from the freezer.

That pork was so good and the bacon and the brisket.

I miss everybody already. So many hugs.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 25, 2020 06:46 PM (sd8p

Still not buying it.

It really was great to meet you!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (NWiLs)

509
not sure that is right
Posted by: confederatefifth at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (4Jold)

cut the REDACTED

keep the the whatever the fuck

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (R3uW8)

510 Appetizer of potato chips.




Main course of hot dogs, Hebrew National, with the good buns, over a campfire.



One side is mustard, the other is ketchup, relish, or sauerkraut.




Dessert is another hot dog.




All fairly inexpensive, added up, yet very filling and interesting.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (KnJdm)

511 485 And you can tell I never read Atlas Shrugged.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:45 PM (QB0rT)

It's a bit much for most people. The principles are sound, but it's rather dry. And loooooong.

And I'm used to having my jokes fall flat, so no worries!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 25, 2020 06:52 PM (H3MF8)

512 There are no pictures taken at the MoMe's... well, except for the pig...

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 25, 2020 06:52 PM (UUBmN)

513 @GOPChairwoman 2h

Our supporters in NEW HAMPSHIRE are ready to turn the state red for @realDonaldTrump!

13,263 signups

44.8% NOT Republican

20.4% did not vote in 2016

Thank you, Manchester!!

Posted by: Tami at October 25, 2020 06:52 PM (cF8AT)

514 The grumpy grandma harvested a couple of pounds of large green tomatoes a couple of days ago before the snow hit. I had no idea they could be ripened like avocados. Theyre in the closet in a bag and theyre already turning red. We moved the basil and the other herbs inside, too.

Tomorrow were gonna have caprese salad and some antipasto with italian sausage.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2020 06:52 PM (Yc+Sy)

515 Yep, Iris texted me a little while ago. She went to the grocery store so maybe's having a decent dinner.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 25, 2020 06:52 PM (sd8p8)

516 Yay!!!! Back online!!!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at October 25, 2020 06:52 PM (xRn8c)

517 487 That's my take, he is sure he is in as polls tell him he is, and won't be there for long as Nanzi told him he won't be.

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 06:53 PM (OjZpE)

518

Reports are that Insom's 'floor show' was one for the record books!

How all those donkeys got in one room is amazing!

Posted by: Dirty Frank at October 25, 2020 06:53 PM (flOBQ)

519 Pictures of the food are probably okay.

Pictures of the people eating the food, nyet tovarich. Unless you like giving trolls the ability to doxx people.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:53 PM (QB0rT)

520 501
Insomniac,



Don't know if you are still here. Reading about how much fun you had made me cry in happiness. I am thrilled for you!





Posted by: four seasons at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (PisyI)

Yep. 2020 blows, except that it appears to be the year of The Insomniac.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (KnJdm)

521
Ben Had--I can't find adequate words to THANK YOU, cowhorsewoman and rancherbob.

There are not words adequate to describe the entire Texas Mome experience...

Posted by: Ladyl at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (kr/v5)

522 The grumpy grandma harvested a couple of pounds of large green tomatoes a couple of days ago before the snow hit. I had no idea they could be ripened like avocados.

It's what the grocery store and its supply chain does. The flavor of the final tomato is... less than stellar.

I'd do them up as fried green tomatoes myself.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (ZSK0i)

523 Any tips on doing the shrooms in this thing?
Posted by: Farmer at October 25, 2020 06:48 PM (ZKH8Q)


Well, first ya gotta wash the cow manure off of them. Then you can just eat a few raw...or brew up a nice tea.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (R5lpX)

524 Insomniac has come out!

Posted by: four seasons at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (PisyI)

525 Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat

Huzzah. I'm so glad you are home safe. You had to get up so early.

Any new stories?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (u82oZ)

526 513 @GOPChairwoman 2h

Our supporters in NEW HAMPSHIRE are ready to turn the state red for @realDonaldTrump!

13,263 signups

44.8% NOT Republican

20.4% did not vote in 2016

Thank you, Manchester!!
Posted by: Tami at October 25, 2020 06:52 PM (cF8AT)



NH, have you ever been ???

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (R3uW8)

527 He's gay?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (ZSK0i)

528 Tonight reheating a steak and want to do some fresh mushrooms. Any tips on doing the shrooms in this thing?
Posted by: Farmer


Non-stick pan on high, a little oil, cook the mushrooms in one layer at a time to get nice browning, cook until you like the look.

Turn down the heat to low, add in some chopped shallots, stir, stir, stir, cover for a few minutes on low, then deglaze with some white white or chicken stock. Cook it down until the liquid is almost gone. Hit it with a pad of butter if you're feeling special.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 25, 2020 06:55 PM (Gsc6A)

529 And pregnant?

Posted by: four seasons at October 25, 2020 06:55 PM (PisyI)

530 Sharon(willow's apprentice)

Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:55 PM (u82oZ)

531 And anti-Semitic.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:55 PM (NWiLs)

532 524 Insomniac has come out!
Posted by: four seasons at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (PisyI)

the closet is now a lonely place

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:55 PM (R3uW8)

533 524 Insomniac has come out!
Posted by: four seasons at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (PisyI)

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: browndog at October 25, 2020 06:56 PM (BgMrQ)

534 You learn something new every day. >8^O

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 06:56 PM (ZSK0i)

535 We stopped at McDonalds for coffee on our way out of Corsicana this morning. Pepper dog and I waited in the car and Mrs. E went inside, I looked up and she was turning around at the entrance. She walked up to the window and said to me 'Forgot my damn mask. We've been in America for the past few days.'

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2020 06:56 PM (XhWtx)

536 527 He's gay?

Duh.

Has been for years.

Posted by: Dirty Frank at October 25, 2020 06:56 PM (6YNFT)

537 Huzzah. I'm so glad you are home safe. You had to get up so early.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (u82oZ)

I was up at 2:00 am, thank you very much.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 06:56 PM (KuT6N)

538 One hell of a year and it ain't over yet.

Posted by: four seasons at October 25, 2020 06:56 PM (PisyI)

539 Berserker, Thank You so much for being a part of this MoMe and for bringing your brother with you.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 06:49 PM (CKxoR)


It was an extreme pleasure. My brother was blown away by it all. He was impressed with all that you did. Now excuse my while I slap him the head for almost getting us pulled over in Arkansas a few minutes ago. Lol


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 25, 2020 06:57 PM (jhY09)

540 Also with green tomatos, slice them and pickle. I usually dump them in the leftover brine in a pickle jar. Then use the pickled green tomatos to make a BLT it is now called a Brooklyn.

Posted by: KarlHungus at October 25, 2020 06:57 PM (ozPhh)

541 Has anyone told Joey Bidet he might want to quit sniffing the glue?

Or should we have Johnny explain things to him using hand puppets?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:57 PM (QB0rT)

542 Any tips on doing the shrooms in this thing?

Not specifically but as a general rule, everything cooks faster than you expect. So keep a close eye on things until you get used to it.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at October 25, 2020 06:58 PM (qc+VF)

543 Best part for the rest of us who can't go is insomniac is a real guy

Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 06:58 PM (OjZpE)

544 Don't know if you are still here. Reading about how much fun you had made me cry in happiness. I am thrilled for you!

Posted by: four seasons at October 25, 2020 06:51 PM (PisyI)

I'm touched.

In my no-no square.

But really...thank you! It was a most excellent time.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:58 PM (NWiLs)

545 CBD - if you're looking I will put the Gun Thread up.

Posted by: Weasel at October 25, 2020 06:58 PM (byYP1)

546 next year, I'm coming

and yall get a good look at a 1000% redneck

that lives in MA

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 06:58 PM (R3uW8)

547 for almost getting us pulled over in Arkansas a few minutes ago. Lol

"Freeze or name your beneficiary!"

That kind of stop?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2020 06:59 PM (QB0rT)

548 So, first you run over the plucked chicken in your Escalade...

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 25, 2020 06:59 PM (cI3Q7)

549 So Bluebell, when is the next MoMee?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Xenomorph Queen at October 25, 2020 06:59 PM (Dc2NZ)

550 Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench
Are you bragging or complaining?

Seriously, glad you got home safely as well.

We need to get a medal for all the Bacon Wenches.
A simulated strip of bacon for the ribbon, with a big gong saying TexasMoMeet Bacon Wench. And little pigs for the campaign stars.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:59 PM (u82oZ)

551 Is there ever a pacific NW MoMe?

Posted by: KarlHungus at October 25, 2020 06:59 PM (ozPhh)

552 543 Best part for the rest of us who can't go is insomniac is a real guy
Posted by: Skip at October 25, 2020 06:58 PM (OjZpE)

my gaydar just pinged

Posted by: REDACTED at October 25, 2020 07:00 PM (R3uW8)

553 Any new stories?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:54 PM (u82oZ)
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None as such for the return home - the cab ride was mercifully uneventful. Getting the new DSL modem connected, though...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at October 25, 2020 07:00 PM (xRn8c)

554 Jordan61, You are the most cheerful person. I hope you get to sleep for a week now.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 25, 2020 07:00 PM (CKxoR)

555 Now excuse my while I slap him the head for almost getting us pulled over in Arkansas a few minutes ago. Lol







Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 25, 2020 06:57 PM (jhY09)


Hang in there, Berserker. Only sixteen hours to go. Hugs to you and Bro.

Posted by: creeper, TEAM MOME at October 25, 2020 07:00 PM (XxJt1)

556 540
Also with green tomatos, slice them and pickle. I usually dump them in
the leftover brine in a pickle jar. Then use the pickled green tomatos
to make a BLT it is now called a Brooklyn.

Posted by: KarlHungus at October 25, 2020 06:57 PM (ozPhh)

That sounds pretty good. The deer helped themselves to all mine this year.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 07:01 PM (KnJdm)

557

No more Texas MOMEs, they turn people gay.

Posted by: Dirty Frank at October 25, 2020 07:01 PM (flOBQ)

558 Nood Gun Thread.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 07:01 PM (u82oZ)

559 551
Is there ever a pacific NW MoMe?

Posted by: KarlHungus at October 25, 2020 06:59 PM (ozPhh)

Two. So far.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 25, 2020 07:01 PM (KnJdm)

560 {{{creeper}}} !!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at October 25, 2020 07:02 PM (xRn8c)

561 so we finished watching The Queen's Gambit today and I thought it was quite good

a lot of drama, nice 1960s set piece, most of it is about being alone and struggling with addiction despite obvious brilliance

Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 25, 2020 07:02 PM (nUhF0)

562 Are you bragging or complaining?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 25, 2020 06:59 PM (u82oZ)

Complaining, for sure! Next year I'm buying plane tickets. I can't take the stress of standby.

Posted by: Jordan61-2020 TX MoMe Bacon Wench at October 25, 2020 07:02 PM (KuT6N)

563 Biden calls a lid on ALL future in-person events.

Holy shit-- This cannot be true!

Are Americans really going to vote for the guy that won't even interview for the job?!

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 25, 2020 07:03 PM (vPKfA)

564 540
Also with green tomatos, slice them and pickle. I usually dump them in
the leftover brine in a pickle jar. Then use the pickled green tomatos
to make a BLT it is now called a Brooklyn.

I do that too. I put them in a colander, salt them and put a plate on them so they lose moisture. Then rinse lightly and mix with vinegar, oil and garlic. They keep a long time in the fridge if you top them off with oil.

Posted by: dartist at October 25, 2020 07:04 PM (+ya+t)

565 Getting the new DSL modem connected, though...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at October 25, 2020 07:00 PM (xRn8c)


That should be good for at least two stories.
Glad to see you're home safe. I enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for the music.

Posted by: creeper, TEAM MOME at October 25, 2020 07:04 PM (XxJt1)

566 Nood Gun thread

Posted by: zeera I should be writing right now at October 25, 2020 07:04 PM (zUdXR)

567 Biden calls a lid on ALL future in-person events.

Holy shit-- This cannot be true!

Are Americans really going to vote for the guy that won't even interview for the job?!
Posted by: RoyalOil at October 25, 2020 07:03 PM (vPKfA)

Many (60-mil or so) will. Then, enough will be "manufactured" as needed to close the deal.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at October 25, 2020 07:05 PM (4Yddh)

568 I haven't used the air-fryer attachment on my Instant Pot yet, but I have a few pounds of nice organic pasture-raised chicken wings in my freezer now, so I plan to try it soon.

I'll probably put some lemon pepper on them.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 25, 2020 07:05 PM (H3MF8)

569 Looks like things are wrapping up, so thanks to all who responded to my sealer question. I think I have a path forward now...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at October 25, 2020 07:07 PM (ZSK0i)

570 @michaelbeatty3

Like all things Joe Biden,
Awkward Cher has some technical issues in Las Vegas

https://tinyurl.com/y37qymlo

This is painful to watch...in a satisfying way.

Posted by: Tami at October 25, 2020 07:13 PM (cF8AT)

571 Don't like gin? Try Lucas Bols genever. It's a Dutch liquor with a very clean taste that is in fact what the English stole when they made gin.The English stole a lot from us.New Amsterdam was just the beginning.

Posted by: Nick Danger Third Eye at October 25, 2020 07:46 PM (c1JKE)

572 I'm having a rum and coke with a splash of Jaegermeister and a splash of Fernet Branca. Those ingredients cut back on the sweetness of the coke. Pretty good.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 25, 2020 08:04 PM (lgiXo)

573 You can make shockingly good chili or spaghetti and meatballs or cream of potato soup or grilled pork loin chops with pesto pasta to serve four for about $5-6 total, maybe less. I learned how to do that when I was laid off in 2009 (and I could do it back then for $2-3).
If you look you can find boneless pork loin halves for about $3 per pound on sale, and you can get 10-12 good boneless chops from a pork loin half.

Posted by: Mostly Peaceful Zap Rowsdower at October 25, 2020 08:54 PM (6AX6P)

574 Did a pork roast and loved it. Tonight reheating a steak and want to do some fresh mushrooms. Any tips on doing the shrooms in this thing?
Posted by: Farmer at October 25, 2020 06:48 PM (ZKH8Q)

I would recommend not cooking while tripping balls.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 25, 2020 06:49

LMAO, you rock Insom. To make people laugh so much is a gift and brings oy to the world.

Posted by: Farmer at October 25, 2020 09:13 PM (ZKH8Q)

575 Just an FYI on frozen vegetables from Costco:

Check the package and make sure they are from a country you trust.

I mistakenly bought a bag of frozen veggies a few years ago at Costco, and didn't notice until I got home that it was FROM CHINA!!!

WTH, we need to outsource cauliflower and peas from CHINA? Ok, things that are native to Asia, like water chestnuts, are hard to grow elsewhere. But regular frozen veggies, it can't possibly be economical to source those from the other side of the globe.

I returned them the next day.

Posted by: Boots at October 25, 2020 09:30 PM (oGBso)

576 Non-stick pan on high, a little oil, cook the mushrooms in one layer at a time to get nice browning, cook until you like the look.

Turn down the heat to low, add in some chopped shallots, stir, stir, stir, cover for a few minutes on low, then deglaze with some white white or chicken stock. Cook it down until the liquid is almost gone. Hit it with a pad of butter if you're feeling special.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 25, 2020 06:55

That sounds excellent. And like a lot of work I'm not going to do it tonight as I've been overserved.

Who did that to me, WTF?

Posted by: Farmer at October 25, 2020 09:36 PM (ZKH8Q)

577 I could do this for days. Ever since I stopped working, I.have become the master of cheap but good meals as we like to eat. Too much, actually.

Posted by: Piper at October 25, 2020 09:47 PM (yTsJG)

578 I know it's super late, but Mrs. Hoser did an Irish chicken stew with fresh baked beer bread. Holy cow, I even ate the carrots!

If someone wants either recipe, let me know.

Posted by: TheHoser at October 25, 2020 11:14 PM (ioRP+)

579 There was green chili???

Posted by: AnnaS at October 26, 2020 02:16 AM (l4l/z)

580 Hoser may I have the recipe for both?

Posted by: AnnaS at October 26, 2020 02:17 AM (l4l/z)

581 Interesting? Post here?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 28, 2020 08:47 PM (iEx0u)

582 Pasta, all day sauce and meatballs
Who doesn't like it?
https://tinyurl.com/y3koz6p8
All day sauce and meatballs recipe.. You can probably serve 8 people for under $25
Personally, I would add 1 1/2 lbs of good Italian sausage to the sauce.
Now, you also need garlic bread. Cheap Italian loaves or french bread.. Slice into rounds (my preference) or cut lengthwise.. real garlic crushed into butter and melted.. spread on bread and broil for a few minutes,, don't burn as I have done!
Serve with a nice Italian dressed salad.. get some good greens.. don't skimp on this. (my daughter is salad girl.. she always brings the salad and they are so good!)
I would use penne pasta (or mostacioli) .. it is easier to eat.. no slurping like spaghetti..
Get some Italian cookies for dessert with coffee.. or splurge on canoli.
For a celebration, you might be making a cake.. even cheaper!
Your booze bill will be more than dinner if your guests are drinkers!
Ask people to bring wine..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 28, 2020 09:40 PM (CjFDo)

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