Food Thread: Cheap Ice Cream And Expensive Soup

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Visit any half-way decent supermarket and you will see a huge number of ice cream brands, running from the least expensive half-gallons of mostly air, to the super-premium pints that can be ridiculously expensive. And while I think the really inexpensive ice creams are so-so, the relationship between price and quality is not perfect. I have had some pretty good store brands and regional brands, and some of the most expensive pints have been disappointing.

I recently became fixated on the flying saucers of my youth, and we even chatted about them in a recent Food Thread. We used to go to the Carvel in town (Tom Carvel lived in town!) on hot summer nights and eat tons of those flying saucers and huge cake cones of the custardy soft-serve that they specialized in.

Fast forward a few years and I saw in a sort-of local market that they have flying saucers in vanilla, chocolate AND vanilla-chocolate swirl! How cool is that! And because I am a traditionalist I served them for Rosh Hashanah dinner, and they were well received. Apparently I am not the only person to enjoy revisiting the foods of my youth.

But the best part was a few days later when one of the brats asked for a container of the plain ice cream, and I picked up a quart of their chocolate ice cream (custard maybe?). Damn. It was great. I will usually eat a small scoop of whatever is served and enjoy it, but this stuff was creamy and dense and wonderfully chocolaty and just fine eating.

And I have no idea why. So Horde...or at least the ice cream making contingent...enlighten me!

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At the risk of beating a very dead and smelly horse, I have been getting more and more exercised by the main premise of the planet/climate/environment hysterics, that we must make do with less to save Gaia. Less of everything!

I reject that. With careful management of our agricultural infrastructure we can improve the quality and quantity of the food we grow, and that means more animal protein for the poor, not less for everyone. It is disingenuous in the extreme for the planet alarmists to force their clearly false axiom on an unsuspecting audience. They lie to get what they want, which is a socialist paradise (for certain definitions of paradise) on earth, and it is incumbent upon us, the normies, to push back on every assumption they try to force into the public consciousnesses.

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It's official: Misanthropic Humanitarian is trolling me.

Azafrán Soup With Spinach Greens and Yellow Cornmeal Dumplings

Yeah...I have no idea what that Azafrán is, and the recipe is in all other respects pretty straightforward. But one of the comments mentions that the ingredients were "only $28." So Azafrán costs about $22 for enough for that recipe? No thanks.

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A few days ago my wife mentioned that she had always enjoyed the arancini I used to pick up at a local Italian deli, where I also got some pretty good (but not Vito's of Hoboken quality) sandwiches. I was a little taken aback. What...you like someone else's cooking?

So I am going to make them. Why not. It's not complicated, and I will not be shown up! Arancini with Tomato and Mozzarella.

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I am confident that this photo will elicit only two reactions. The first one will be similar to my own, which was, "Hey! I'd eat that!" And the second of course is, "Gross!"

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I recently bought some French bleu cheese at Costco. I had no intention or need for bleu cheese, but could not resist the free sample. It was so good I turned around and bought it.

So looking for uses, I invented (maybe too strong a word, perhaps perfected would be better) what I now think is the ultimate simple breakfast sandwich side dish.

Two slices of fresh sourdough bread, toasted lightly, Boar's Head Honey Mustard with Pale Ale on one slice, bleu cheese slathered on the other slice, and thick sliced bacon, straight from the skillet drained, folded to fit.

An addictive sammich if ever there was one. I am thinking about adding tomato slices, but so far have not tried that upgrade.

-- Hrothgar

He assures me that the sourdough was freshly baked and homemade! Good for him. And no maple syrup, which is another bonus.

I am fascinated by combinations of ingredients that at first glance seem to be discordant, but when actually tried taste pretty damned good!

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There is very little wrong with a fried chicken sandwich, especially when it is dressed with something a little spicy and it is on a good bun. Not too much other stuff though...I dislike when places overload the sandwich with too much tomato or lettuce or pickles and it drowns out the glory of fried chicken. But if the chicken is dry just toss it in the garbage. That is truly awful eating.

Oh...thigh meat is the secret of a perfect fried chicken...um...anything.

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Uh oh...commenter "Blake" is in the kitchen! Apparently his wife has a death wish and has allowed him one more opportunity to cook something edible before she takes away his knives and replaces them with safety scissors.

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So...what is he making? It's an interesting collection of ingredients. Guess correctly and you don't have to eat it!

Hopefully Blake will be around to judge the contest.

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Avocados sans thumbprints, beef short ribs that have meat on them (not the stupid little sliver of bone they sneak into the packages), carrots that don't taste like stalky chalk, spare bottles of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Bourbon, an herb garden that actually produces herbs (but no basil!), well-marbled NY strip steaks and elk backstrap to: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com.

And don't think that you are off the hook with maple syrup and French Toast: I'm watching you...all of you! And I am watching you perverts who shake Manhattans and keeping a list for the Burning Times.

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1 6

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 19, 2021 03:00 PM (2JoB8)

2 Afternoon, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 03:02 PM (ju2Fy)

3 Well not pirates but probably what they ate as well
http://sarahs-history-place.blogspot.com/2011/10/
food-of-nelsons-navy.html

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 03:03 PM (2JoB8)

4 Yeah...I have no idea what that Azafrán is

$28, same as in town.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:03 PM (P4LRL)

5 Had to search "flying saucer ice cream." Never heard the term before.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 19, 2021 03:03 PM (63Dwl)

6 So i like a piece of Top about a pound.

Smoke in smokers (da) for about 45 minutes at 225 and then sear on grill at 500 for about 2 each side.

Party in your mouth.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 03:03 PM (yrol0)

7 5 Had to search "flying saucer ice cream." Never heard the term before.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 19, 2021 03:03 PM (63Dwl)

flying saucer pubs in DFW area.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 03:04 PM (yrol0)

8 I don't eat French toast, hence no maple syrup. I do stir Manhattans. However, I'm not serving anyone but myself so who cares?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 03:04 PM (cSyAR)

9 Hrothgar, that is one beautiful sammich, now I'm hongry and finished dinner 1 hour ago.

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 03:04 PM (0OP+5)

10 I'd skip the mustard, but otherwise that bacon blue cheese sammich is pro-tier. A+++ would eat over the sink in my boxers at 2am.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:05 PM (P4LRL)

11 Supposed to make chile as I have 2 ripe Anaheim peppers to go with it.
And yes with beans, just like cowboys in Texas ate it in 1880s

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 03:05 PM (2JoB8)

12 Going to smoke a 1 lb chickens Breast tonight. About 1 hour 30 TADA.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 03:05 PM (yrol0)

13 Today we have Chili Verde made with pork shoulder cushion. Amazing piece of meat and super cheap !

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:05 PM (WF/xn)

14 11 Supposed to make chile as I have 2 ripe Anaheim peppers to go with it.
And yes with beans, just like cowboys in Texas ate it in 1880s
Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 03:05 PM (2JoB

you forgot carr

*pew pew*

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 03:06 PM (yrol0)

15 Shaken drinks ? No

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:06 PM (WF/xn)

16 Lot's like pot roast to me.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 19, 2021 03:07 PM (xopIz)

17 Kroger name brand ice cream. Sure, its less expensive but youd better enjoy staring at the wall opposite your toilet.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 19, 2021 03:07 PM (axyOa)

18 Hrothgar's breakfast sammy looks delish!!

Posted by: Lizzy/i] at September 19, 2021 03:07 PM (ewXOW)

19 Food!
Bone in prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes, homemade Cesar salad and sautéed mushrooms. Oh, and peppercorn sauce made with red wine, green peppercorns in brine, homemade Demi glacé and cream. Dinner for Marine last night.

This morning was a smoked salmon Benedict with homemade hollandaise sauce. And roasted purple potatoes.

I will make lunch for him on Tuesday. King salmon with raspberry sauce. Rice, steamed broccoli. Steamed mussels in Thai red curry as an appetizer.
All were by special request.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 03:07 PM (U2p+3)

20 As kids we always went out to a few ice cream places here that are all gone but got cones always.

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 03:08 PM (2JoB8)

21 It's been raining off and on here in the Bluegrass. Sometimes very heavy with lots of lightning, so I'll forego grilling. I do have a small flounder fillet I'll mess with. Maybe a butter sauce with herbs.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 19, 2021 03:08 PM (BFigT)

22 There is a low carb brand of ice cream called Rebel that has several flavors that I like. Otherwise, no ice cream for me.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 19, 2021 03:08 PM (CcOog)

23 The shoulder cushion doesn't have near the waste, it's not lean, but leaner than a roast, prob about 2.50 a lb. I buy about 5 in a bag 2-3lbs each and freeze the others, don't see it all the time

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:08 PM (WF/xn)

24 Now I have to go search for a recipe for frozen custard.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:09 PM (2XkiP)

25 I bought a thingy of Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip ice recently. It's the first ice cream I've purchased in a very long time.
I thought it was good but what do I know?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 03:09 PM (cSyAR)

26 I know nothing about car... in chile in Texas in 1880s, don't think they let them across the boarder

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 03:09 PM (2JoB8)

27
This morning was a smoked salmon Benedict with homemade hollandaise sauce. And roasted purple potatoes.

I will make lunch for him on Tuesday. King salmon with raspberry sauce. Rice, steamed broccoli. Steamed mussels in Thai red curry as an appetizer.
All were by special request.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 03:07 PM (U2p+3)

Damn ! Sounds divine !

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:10 PM (WF/xn)

28 Fighter jets buzzing Seattle.

Either we are under attack, or it's a flyover for the Seahawks game.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 03:10 PM (U2p+3)

29 Wife is a Blue Bell ice cream fanatic, Homemade Vanilla. I'm more of a gelato fan, chocolate.

Posted by: Javems at September 19, 2021 03:10 PM (AmoqO)

30 Tillamook and Bluegill are good ice creams

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:10 PM (WF/xn)

31 Grocery store ice cream is a less then suitable sub for really good ice cream or gelato or frozen custard. In a pinch Hagendaz (sp) was usually the best. When we lived in OH we had Ritters and Graeter's. Both great. Moved to MT and pretty much you get a couple local brands that are a bit better then grocery store brands. Couple weeks ago we stopped at a food truck that serves homemade gelato. Only 4 flavors but so, so good. I'm guessing the difference is ingredients, the processing and it's small batch.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at September 19, 2021 03:10 PM (2NHgQ)

32 Tillamook ice cream!!

Posted by: David Spence at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (hUvRE)

33 Bluebell dammnit

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (WF/xn)

34 Harris Teeter All Natural Ice Cream. Inexpensive, tastes good and clean ingredients, no weird shit holding it together, giving texture, flavors.

Posted by: Robert W Smith at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (q1aSU)

35 On the "consume less save de earth" crap...The Zimmerman fella had a show some years ago where he wanted to do away with the wasteful egg industry with their styrofoam cartons, blah blah blah. I thought "you first you fat bald bug eating bastard". Never watched his claptrap again. Hypocrites all of them.

Oh look, martini time! One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (R/m4+)

36 I do have a small flounder fillet I'll mess with. Maybe a butter sauce with herbs.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 19, 2021 03:08 PM (BFigT)


I picked up some of those IQF flounder filets last night for work lunches, but I haven't figured out what I'm going to do with them yet. My go-to is usually under the toaster oven broiler with some olive oil and salt/pepper, but I'm open to suggestions.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (P4LRL)

37 Baby backs in the smoker here using the 3-2-1 method. Getting very expensive here at $4.82 a pound at Sams.



Going to have to cut back on them soon and go with pulled pork. I can still get boston butts for less than $2.00 a pound.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (JUOKG)

38 Big, Big Announcement!

I have been busy in the WeaselTestKitchen and have IMPROVED my Chicken Bowl invention by adding pinto beans! Yep, 90 second rice, a can of drained chicken chest chunks, a tsp or two of butter, a half can of pinto beans, and S&P to taste. I call it New and Improved Chicken Bowl fortified with Pinto Beans.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 03:12 PM (MVjcR)

39 Pork? Super cheap? We're working to fix that!

Posted by: California Commisar of Plenty at September 19, 2021 03:12 PM (ebFFw)

40 Bluebell dammnit
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (WF/xn)

Best stuff in the world.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 19, 2021 03:12 PM (CcOog)

41 Made this apple pie a few hours earlier and can hardly wait to slice it -- must wait for guests to arrive!
https://tinyurl.com/2vputmbk

Posted by: Lizzy/i] at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (ewXOW)

42 Cold Stone ice cream mixed by hand on cold marble. GF brought me a quart a week when she worked there. Cakes were really good too.

Posted by: dartist at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (+ya+t)

43 I am not a big ice cream guy,that is probably why I am 50 lbs lighter than several years ago. If you need to know the culprit was chips y queso and Margaritas. But I think Breyers/Dryers is pretty good for the price.

Now any ;legit Texan has to mention Blue Bell. Shit,Have been there, I spent time in that tiny town. It used to have an aura but I am over it. It is now national and after the major scare,it is not like it used to be. Sure some of it was the scarcity,most could not get it. But I have to be fair, it is really just so so.

i agree with those who say Haagen Dazs is the best, certainly their vanilla is the best. But i admit I do like Ben and Jerry's pistachio,though I would never buy that shit. The best ice cream i have ever had was gelato in Italy. And the thing is, most gelato in Italy sucks. You need to seek out the top places. I mentioned this before, but the key is to find banana that looks grey, and pistachio that looks white.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (Ks/+3)

44 Made green chili, chicken and cheese enchiladas. Found the best green chili enchilada sauce. Las Palmas.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (2XkiP)

45 I have been busy in the WeaselTestKitchen and have IMPROVED my Chicken Bowl invention by adding pinto beans! Yep, 90 second rice, a can of drained chicken chest chunks, a tsp or two of butter, a half can of pinto beans, and S&P to taste. I call it New and Improved Chicken Bowl fortified with Pinto Beans.
Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 03:12 PM (MVjc

Add salsa !!!

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (WF/xn)

46 Bluebell dammnit
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (WF/xn)


If you say it two more times, she appears.

I do like their coconut cream pie, also the toasted coconut from Hudsonville (my other favorite brand).

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (P4LRL)

47 I suppose I should eat enough pork products to kill me before they are no longer available.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (cSyAR)

48 >>Tillamook ice cream!!


THIS!

For best regional, we loooove Hood ice cream.

Posted by: Lizzy/i] at September 19, 2021 03:14 PM (ewXOW)

49 On the "consume less save de earth" crap...The Zimmerman fella had a show some years ago where he wanted to do away with the wasteful egg industry with their styrofoam cartons, blah blah blah. I thought "you first you fat bald bug eating bastard". Never watched his claptrap again. Hypocrites all of them.

Oh look, martini time! One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (R/m4+)

I wonder what the endgame is. They want to have people go to the farms with a basket half-full of straw?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 03:14 PM (/+bwe)

50
Add salsa !!!
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (WF/xn)
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I was thinking about that, too!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 03:14 PM (MVjcR)

51 18 Hrothgar's breakfast sammy looks delish!!
Posted by: Lizzy/i] at September

I would add fresh garden tomatoes.

Yum!

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 03:14 PM (U2p+3)

52 Made green chili, chicken and cheese enchiladas. Found the best green chili enchilada sauce. Las Palmas.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (2XkiP)

That one is good. I love the Herdez green that comes in the little can, lots of tomatillo flavor

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:14 PM (WF/xn)

53 Will have to try Tillamook. There is a brand out of Oregon called Umpqua, not bad in a pinch.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at September 19, 2021 03:15 PM (2NHgQ)

54 Cold Stone ice cream mixed by hand on cold marble. GF brought me a quart a week when she worked there. Cakes were really good too.
Posted by: dartist at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (+ya

Around here we have Marble Slab. It is good.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 03:15 PM (cSyAR)

55 picked up some of those IQF flounder filets last night for work lunches, but I haven't figured out what I'm going to do with them yet. My go-to is usually under the toaster oven broiler with some olive oil and salt/pepper, but I'm open to suggestions.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (P4LRL)

i lobster and never flounder. Then they drove off in my carp. Yeah an old song. but flounder is one of the best fish meats,it is hard to go wrong it you get the small details right. Now catching flounder is a pain in the ass. you need to use a treble hook because they are not called paper mouths for nothing. There is a reason some just spear them.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:16 PM (Ks/+3)

56 Hrothgar sammich needs tomato and an egg.

Looks excellent.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 19, 2021 03:16 PM (2SdPm)

57 Back to the honey do's

Don't eat too much !

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:17 PM (WF/xn)

58 On the "consume less save de earth" crap.

As soon as those assholes lead by example...

I will laugh and eat a steak. Rare, please.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 03:17 PM (U2p+3)

59 Now catching flounder is a pain in the ass. you need to use a treble hook because they are not called paper mouths for nothing. There is a reason some just spear them.
Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:16 PM (Ks/+3)


I was just going to take them out of the wrapper and thaw them, but I'll keep a gun handy I guess.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM (P4LRL)

60 Turkey Hill Natural Ice cream. No additives at all. Delicious.

Posted by: Thesokorus at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM (1ais2)

61 Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 03:12 PM (MVjcR)

Hmmm, sounds like you are on to something.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM (mcfjc)

62 20 As kids we always went out to a few ice cream places here that are all gone but got cones always.
Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 03:08 PM (2JoB

So many years ago we went to Ice Cream place and got Ice Cream for the 3 off us. Baby rhennigantx got cup and started crying.

I want one of them, meaning cone. I got cone and dumped cup into cone, crying stopped.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM (yrol0)

63 Bluebell Home Made vanilla on ANY cobbler hot from the oven.

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM (0OP+5)

64 Willowed:

Thanks, Jay, for the good advice. The current one replaced the old one; silly me thought it would be good for more than eight years.

Infidel, I can put up a ceiling fan or fixture provided the original electrician put in a box and didn't just hang a wire from the rafters. (True story!)

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 03:19 PM (/+bwe)

65 > I have no idea what that Azafrán is

I believe Azafrán(tm) is some sort of off-brand Thorazine. I have never tried the soup, but it is rumored to be soothing.

Posted by: SteveS at September 19, 2021 03:19 PM (rnU27)

66 was just going to take them out of the wrapper and thaw them, but I'll keep a gun handy I guess.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM (P4LRL)

Keep the gun handy just for the halibut.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 03:19 PM (cSyAR)

67 Ice Cream is a fricking racket.

It ain't rocket science. Cream. Sugar. Eggs. Vanilla. Plus any of that foo foo shit people want to doctor it up with. Still the point remains.

Much confusion could be avoided if the shit they call ice cream wasn't allowed By Law to call itself by something it ain't. If the Ingredients looks like a fucking chemistry experiment, it ain't Ice Cream. Corn Syrup, artificial flavors, thickeners. Seaweed extract.

Yes, really. They add shit like seaweed. I'm not a Foodie, I just don't like Ersatz. And it shouldn't cost $40 a gallon. Those twee ghey containers with hippie shit all over it.

Get yourself a crank grinder and roll yer own. Even Half and Half and cane sugar makes excellent Ice Cream and you don't have to support aging communists in their dotage.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 19, 2021 03:19 PM (gBShP)

68 > Baby backs in the smoker here using the 3-2-1 method.

I've started doing ribs this way too. I figured out that the spritzing with apple cider helped before they were wrapped. I thought it was a gimmick when I first heard of it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 19, 2021 03:19 PM (BFigT)

69 They outlawed hunting for Fudgy the Whale.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 19, 2021 03:19 PM (vuisn)

70 I was just going to take them out of the wrapper and thaw them, but I'll keep a gun handy I guess.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM (P4LRL)

heh, you are three moves ahead.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:20 PM (Ks/+3)

71 Stroh's ice cream. We used to have Sauders ice cream shops, and the combination of Stroh's and Sauders hot caramel and dark chocolate was *kisses fingertips*

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 03:20 PM (/+bwe)

72 Wow, one of my most enduring memories from childhood is visiting my grandfather on Sunday's and we would walk down the street and around the corner to Carvel for vanilla soft serve. We'd pick up some flying saucer's as those were my dad's favorites.
Really good times and memories.
Carvel was the bomb.

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at September 19, 2021 03:20 PM (btHF7)

73 I say if bacon and bleu cheese are good together, and mustard and cheese are a natural pairing, then this sandwich center CAN hold.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:20 PM (Dc2NZ)

74 >>. . .you need to use a treble hook because they are not called paper mouths for nothing.



When you manage to catch one it's a fluke!

Posted by: Lizzy/i] at September 19, 2021 03:21 PM (ewXOW)

75 I am thinking of air frying a steak like Sam does here:

https://tinyurl.com/8esz78ds

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at September 19, 2021 03:21 PM (mcfjc)

76 The local Mexi-Mart has really cheap mango and pina colada popsicles.
Works for me.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 19, 2021 03:22 PM (vuisn)

77 I remember having a Carvel Tweety Bird cookie cake for my 2nd birthday, but I don't remember much else about them. Did they do soft serve?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:22 PM (P4LRL)

78 Common Tater, my bff showed me how to make ice cream with a freezer, coconut milk and vodka. She's a genius. And we were very drunk.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 03:22 PM (/+bwe)

79 40 Bluebell dammnit
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (WF/xn)

Best stuff in the world.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 19, 2021 03:12 PM (CcOog)

Say it louder or she'll shiv you!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:22 PM (Dc2NZ)

80 Baby backs in the smoker here using the 3-2-1 method.

I've started doing ribs this way too. I figured out that the spritzing with apple cider helped before they were wrapped. I thought it was a gimmick when I first heard of it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 19, 2021 03:19 PM


I put apple juice on mine when I wrap them. Keeps them moist and adds a bit of flavor.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 03:22 PM (JUOKG)

81 Thanksgiving 2020, Lucais Reilly shoots his wife Kristin in the head, then turns the gun on himself, committing suicide. They have alcohol and drugs in their system and a history of domestic troubles.

Bock says somebody, somewhere had apparently run the couples names through a database showing theyd tested positive for Covid within 28 days of their death. Then recorded them as Covid deaths even though they died of gunshots.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 03:23 PM (yrol0)

82 I say if bacon and bleu cheese are good together, and mustard and cheese are a natural pairing, then this sandwich center CAN hold.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:20 PM (Dc2NZ)


You people are messing with powers you can't possibly hope to control.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:23 PM (P4LRL)

83 At his doctor's suggestion, I made vanilla ice cream every ten days or so for two years for my dad who was a skinny old man without much of an appetite. He stopped losing weight and gained back about 15 pounds on his ice cream dietary supplement. Whole eggs, evaporated milk, sugar, heavy cream, whole milk and vanilla. A friend gave us an electric churn I set in the sink. It took about an hour from start to end. I kind of miss doing it since Dad died, but I can't be having ice cream every night. I'm not built for it.

Posted by: huerfano at September 19, 2021 03:23 PM (MzKgG)

84 Your apple cider 'n' pork stories remind me that I haven't tried the apple wine I bought this past week. Be back later. Maybe.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 03:23 PM (/+bwe)

85 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at September 19, 2021 03:10 PM (2NHgQ)

We have Graeters around here, but it is stupidly expensive. For $6/pint it had better be awesome.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 03:23 PM (Q9lwr)

86 I'm puzzled by butcher paper. How come it doesn't burn?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 03:23 PM (cSyAR)

87 BBL...have to Sous Vide!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 03:24 PM (Q9lwr)

88 My favorite sammitch is grilled pimento cheese with a slice of local tomato on it. Great alone or better with tomato soup.

Posted by: Akua Makana at September 19, 2021 03:24 PM (QCh44)

89 It's official: Misanthropic Humanitarian is trolling me.

I shan't believe it. Mr. Humanitarian is a fine, upstanding CoB, who's strength is the strength of ten, because his heart is pure.

Mr. Humanitarian is such a sterling fellow that I'm certain he would wear a T-shirt celebrating the winner of the 2018 World Championship in baseball for a week in public, should losing a bet require such.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 19, 2021 03:24 PM (a3Q+t)

90 National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins dismissed the FDA panels recent recommendation against COVID booster shots, claiming the Biden administration will likely ramp up booster production and distribution for Americans anyway.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 03:24 PM (yrol0)

91 When I was a kid, those Carvel ads were so bargain basement I thought it was a cheap local brand. I had no idea it was a national chain!

"I call dis one Cookie Puss"
"You're a whale of a dad!"

And that mutated horror of an alien! Gyaahhh!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

92 I was just going to take them out of the wrapper and thaw them, but I'll keep a gun handy I guess.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM (P4LRL)
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Caliber selection is critical.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 03:24 PM (MVjcR)

93 Appears to me Blake is having steak with roasted veggies coated with some type of Wishbone vinaigrette. Possibly sauteing the mushrooms in butter.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 03:24 PM (ju2Fy)

94 Posted by: huerfano at September 19, 2021 03:23 PM (MzKgG)

What a wonderful memory...thank you for sharing it!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 03:25 PM (Q9lwr)

95 An ear worm for all the Texans:

Bluebell homemade ice cream,
What a perfect way to say,
Have yourself a Bluebell country day!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 19, 2021 03:25 PM (kTF2Z)

96 Baby back ribs on the pellet grill currently.

Smoked at low temp for a couple of hours, now have the heat turned up.

Yummy!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 19, 2021 03:26 PM (2SdPm)

97 i love blue cheese and sticky wines like port. It is a classic combo for a reason. There are some good American blue cheeses such as Bayley Hazen and Maytag. Those are good eating cheeses. The legit Roquefort is salty as crap. It is great in small doses or used in a home made salad dressing.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:27 PM (Ks/+3)

98 Got some new to me ice cream yesterday from Kroger. 'Home style' Mint chocolate chip. Strong mint flavor, semi sweet chocolate shavings. Very good stuff.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:27 PM (x8pK0)

99 Caliber selection is critical.
Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 03:24 PM (MVjcR)


http://www.seasonshot.com/How.cfm

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:28 PM (P4LRL)

100 Now catching flounder is a pain in the ass. you need to use a treble hook because they are not called paper mouths for nothing. There is a reason some just spear them.
Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:16 PM (Ks/+3)

I was just going to take them out of the wrapper and thaw them, but I'll keep a gun handy I guess.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM


When I was stationed on Adak back in the day we would go out on the MWR boat and fish for halibut. One time I got a 100+ pound one that took me 45 minutes to drag it up to the boat from 1,000 feet down. As soon as that fish came to the surface the boat captain shot it in the head 5 times with a .45. Scared the crap out of me because I was not expecting that.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 03:29 PM (JUOKG)

101 >> i love blue cheese and sticky wines like port.

Yes! My chef brother serves bue cheese with sauternes and combination is heavenly!

Posted by: Lizzy/i] at September 19, 2021 03:29 PM (ewXOW)

102 Just had hamburgers at my parents. Mmmmm. Potato salad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:29 PM (x8pK0)

103 The legit Roquefort is salty as crap. It is great in small doses or used in a home made salad dressing.
Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:27 PM (Ks/+3)


Gorgonzola is probably a little more of an ingredient cheese than an eat-by-the slab cheese too, but I can't say I haven't done just that.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:29 PM (P4LRL)

104 we had a hand crank churn. Peach ice cream was the best. But you had to leave it all on the floor, this was no joke, and at some point you wondered if the juice was worth the squeeze.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:30 PM (Ks/+3)

105 Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 03:29 PM (JUOKG)

Holy crap!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:31 PM (Dc2NZ)

106 I loved those Carvel ice cream sandwiches. Don't think they're available in MD. Trader Joe's carries a coffee brownie ice cream sandwich that is delicious but unlike a cookie type sandwich, you can't lick the perimeter without it falling apart.
My new favorite is Talenti dark chocolate sorbet which tastes like frozen fudge.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 19, 2021 03:31 PM (Y+l9t)

107 That breakfast sandwich actually looks good. I love bleu cheese and I'm always looking for something different for breakfast besides bacon and eggs.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 03:31 PM (nxdel)

108 Gorgonzola is probably a little more of an ingredient cheese than an eat-by-the slab cheese too, but I can't say I haven't done just that.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:29 PM (P4LRL)

moi aussi. there are some good ones from Spain too, I think the biggie is called cabrales. I do love those blues.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:32 PM (Ks/+3)

109 Had for dinner (mid-day meal for Southerners), braised beef, fried catfish, baked chicken, sweet potato, potato au gratin, and coconut pie. A healthy balanced meal and water to drink

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 03:32 PM (0OP+5)

110 As soon as that fish came to the surface the boat captain shot it in the head 5 times with a .45. Scared the crap out of me because I was not expecting that.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 03:29 PM (JUOKG)


I think I read somewhere that you can also bludgeon them.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:32 PM (P4LRL)

111 OT: I'm watching "Salome's Last Dance". WOW is it Ken Russell-y.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:32 PM (Dc2NZ)

112 I'm always looking for something different for breakfast besides bacon and eggs.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 03:31 PM


Blasphemer!

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 03:33 PM (JUOKG)

113 Which is better for shooting halibut? 9mm or .45?

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:34 PM (x8pK0)

114
I think I read somewhere that you can also bludgeon them.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:32 PM (P4LRL)
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This is why you need to pack a narwhal horn or oosik when in the field. I keep them in my car trunk just in case.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

115 Weasel, are signed copies of your recipe available?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:34 PM (2XkiP)

116 Which is better for shooting halibut? 9mm or .45?

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:34 PM (x8pK0)

longbow.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:34 PM (Ks/+3)

117 Biscuits and gravy are also acceptable.


IMO opinion cheese is not usually a breakfast flavor.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:35 PM (x8pK0)

118 Which is better for shooting halibut? 9mm or .45?

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:34 PM (x8pK0)

longbow.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:34 PM


Crossbow.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 03:35 PM (JUOKG)

119 Bluebell dammnit
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 19, 2021 03:11 PM (WF/xn)
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Hey! What did I do now?

Posted by: bluebell at September 19, 2021 03:35 PM (wyw4S)

120 >>When I was stationed on Adak back in the day we would go out on the MWR boat and fish for halibut. One time I got a 100+ pound one that took me 45 minutes to drag it up to the boat from 1,000 feet down. As soon as that fish came to the surface the boat captain shot it in the head 5 times with a .45. Scared the crap out of me because I was not expecting that.


. . . and whenyou asked him why he shot it, did the boat captains say, "For the halibut!"

Posted by: Lizzy/i] at September 19, 2021 03:36 PM (ewXOW)

121 Which is better for shooting halibut? 9mm or .45?
Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:34 PM (x8pK0)

When my brother lived on the west coast he caught a few halibut. I believe he used a truck driver's tire thumper.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 03:36 PM (cSyAR)

122 there are some good ones from Spain too, I think the biggie is called cabrales. I do love those blues.
Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:32 PM (Ks/+3)


I don't think I've ever tried an Spanish ones. Most Spanish cheeses I've had are sturdier sheepy ones, like Manchego and Idiazabel.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:36 PM (P4LRL)

123 110 As soon as that fish came to the surface the boat captain shot it in the head 5 times with a .45. Scared the crap out of me because I was not expecting that.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 03:29 PM (JUOKG)

I think I read somewhere that you can also bludgeon them.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:32 PM
Where's my bludgeon? When you use it last? Last baby seal season.

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 03:36 PM (0OP+5)

124 Cue Mister Softee theme.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 19, 2021 03:36 PM (vuisn)

125 Yes! My chef brother serves bue cheese with sauternes and combination is heavenly!

Posted by: Lizzy/i] at September 19, 2021 03:29 PM (ewXOW)


i wish i had a chef brother.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:36 PM (Ks/+3)

126 Pot roast (blake's stuff)? Apart from the green things in the upper left, they're all mostly reasonable pot roast ingredients. Some kind of balsamic dressing? I am now hooked on the Mississippi pot roast approach (dry ranch and au jus mix, pepperoncini, and butter, in the slow cooker).

And I assume that is one of his beautiful cutting boards in the photo? Very nice.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:36 PM (OTzUX)

127 Do not take Azafran if you are allergic to Azafran.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at September 19, 2021 03:37 PM (II3Gr)

128 What the heck happened to ham hocks? I used to get them all the time, mostly for soup. Can't find them now to save my life.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 03:37 PM (Kx3kq)

129 Infidel, must be regional. No shortage around here.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:38 PM (2XkiP)

130 I call it New and Improved Chicken Bowl fortified with Pinto Beans.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 03:12 PM (MVjcR)

You must be in advertising!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 03:38 PM (Q9lwr)

131 I've had Blue Bell ice cream only once, and it was delicious. Wish I could get it here.

But I can get Tillamook, and it's wonderful. And they have some really great flavors too.

Posted by: bluebell at September 19, 2021 03:38 PM (wyw4S)

132 A grenade would have worked just as well on the halibut.

I was amazed to find out that edible-sized halibut is taken from San Diego Bay (the harbor). Have talked to several of the sub-cult of fishermen who fish from the rocks of several man-made islands, jetties, etc.

But of course Alaska halibut is the thing, nothing like it (I don't think, could be wrong).

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:39 PM (OTzUX)

133 So, I have been getting bottled water lately because the local tap water from Lexington seems to be causing UT issues. I remembered that they used to sell but 3-4 gallon dispensing jugs, so I went looking for some. Kroger had one variety, so I picked one up. Walmart? Not a one. Just bottles.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:39 PM (x8pK0)

134 I wonder what the endgame is. They want to have people go to the farms with a basket half-full of straw?
Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 03:14 PM (/+bwe)

Worse...he was at some plant in San Fran? where they were working on "artificial" eggs but they just couldn't get them to taste right or mix right with baking, etc. Know who was funding the plant where these assholes were hard at work?.....wait for it.....Bill Gates.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 19, 2021 03:39 PM (R/m4+)

135 Cheese and bacon don't seem discordant (think of a bacon cheeseburger) - maybe the bleu cheese in particular, CBD? Not my first choice, but easily can see how it would work.

And on fresh sourdough bread, almost any combo could work for me.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:40 PM (OTzUX)

136 128 What the heck happened to ham hocks? I used to get them all the time, mostly for soup. Can't find them now to save my life.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 03:37 PM
Mercado Monterey.

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 03:40 PM (0OP+5)

137 Jewells there is a whole world out there before 8am to explore

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 19, 2021 03:40 PM (2JoB8)

138 I don't like blue cheese but I used that mustard all the time. It is excellent.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 19, 2021 03:40 PM (Y+l9t)

139 Seems to be a lot of that going on around here lately, Ben. I may have to go underground.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 03:40 PM (Kx3kq)

140 >>i wish i had a chef brother.

Yeah, it's awesome. Sadly, we no longer live in the same state.

Posted by: Lizzy/i] at September 19, 2021 03:40 PM (ewXOW)

141 I assume azafran is just saffron? Word is close, price seems right.



Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:41 PM (OTzUX)

142 BBD. Graeter's is good but not at $6/pint. They often have it on sale. Be careful with the flavors that have chocolate chips. Most of them are actually big slabs of chocolate. I love chocolate but do not want a plank of it in my dish of ice cream.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at September 19, 2021 03:41 PM (2NHgQ)

143 Pork loin smoked yesterday, 1/2 went into the freezer and we served the other half sliced thin.
Mrs. AZ_D used homemade raspberry jam and chipotle in adobo sauce to make a dip. It was way too hot for her taste buds; but, perfect for her brother and me.
She made applesauce from scratch when she found out it was too hot. The applesauce was excellent and all gone by the end of dinner.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 19, 2021 03:41 PM (OChGz)

144 Hrothgar my dear, you know I love you, but bleu cheese on that bacon sandwich, ick. How about a nice cheddar instead? With some fig jam, maybe.

Posted by: bluebell at September 19, 2021 03:41 PM (wyw4S)

145 (de-lurking)
Azafrán is saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, it's what gives paella it's color & taste (lived in Spain many years ago). The minuscule amounts you use in comparison to other spices makes it comparable to other spices price-wise.

My wife is getting our bag of green chile roasted right now. We're New Mexicans, so we gotta have it. I make killer green chile stew.

Posted by: Fred Weldon at September 19, 2021 03:42 PM (EFv5L)

146 Bought a piece of cod loin at the farmers market this morning. Paid $14.00. Better be good.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 19, 2021 03:42 PM (Y+l9t)

147 146 Bought a piece of cod loin at the farmers market this morning. Paid $14.00. Better be good.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 19, 2021 03:42 PM (Y+l9t)

The wallop is the best part.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at September 19, 2021 03:42 PM (II3Gr)

148 Regarding grocery store ice cream, if you're lucky enough to have one nearby, Wegmans store brand ice cream is fantastic. Their French Vanilla actually tastes like real vanilla, not the weird chemical "vanilla" you usually get.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 19, 2021 03:43 PM (6XLoz)

149 Hrothgar, I stand with you, Sorry bluebell.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:43 PM (2XkiP)

150 I'm not sure what Blake is making but I love the ingredients. And the cutting board.

Posted by: bluebell at September 19, 2021 03:44 PM (wyw4S)

151 Weasel, I'll be missing the gub thread today because - goin' shootin'!

The boss and I will be blasting away after hours at my range, which is especially beautiful that time of day. And we'll grill some sausages and have dinner there and then do some low-light/dark work, mostly with the CrimsonTrace grips on the Model 60 that she likes to shoot. And which will be her bed-side gun. I'll do some dark work with the XD9, which has a TLR-3 weapon light.

And before that, .22 and 30 carbine and 45 Colt (out of the Model 1866) at steels, from 25-50 yds away. Cigar will be before-hand, at home, if my buddy in TX would call.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:44 PM (OTzUX)

152 Pot roast (blake's stuff)? Apart from the green things in the upper left, they're all mostly reasonable pot roast ingredients. Some kind of balsamic dressing? I am now hooked on the Mississippi pot roast approach (dry ranch and au jus mix, pepperoncini, and butter, in the slow cooker).

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:36 PM


You want the best pot roast you will ever eat? Take a chuck roast and soak it overnight in beef broth in the fridge. Take it out 4 hours before you are going to cook it and dry it off, season with whatever you like. Cover it and let it come to room temp.


Pre heat oven to 325 and put a dutch oven on the stove. Brown the roast on high heat, set aside and put a cut up large onion or two in the bottom of the pan, stir it around a bit. Put roast back in the pan and put in oven covered for 2 1/2 hours. Pull it out and add carrots, potatoes or whatever and return to oven for another 1 and 1/2 hours. Remove from oven take the roast out of the pan and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Stir up the veggis in the bottom of the pan and serve.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 03:44 PM (JUOKG)

153 Cod loin. Oxymoron?

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:45 PM (x8pK0)

154 Cheese and bacon don't seem discordant (think of a bacon cheeseburger) - maybe the bleu cheese in particular, CBD? Not my first choice, but easily can see how it would work.

I've had bleu cheese bacon cheeseburgers and they're excellent. This sandwich isn't my first thought of what to do with those ingredients, but I'll bet it's quite good.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 19, 2021 03:45 PM (6XLoz)

155 I just got some new saffron. Might as well have bought gold.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:45 PM (2XkiP)

156 That's okay, Ben Had. I can get more bacon from the original Bacon Wench and make my own.

Posted by: bluebell at September 19, 2021 03:45 PM (wyw4S)

157 I bought an ice cream maker a few years ago. Only use heavy cream. I love it. Use some fresh local fruit when available. Got some little containers and makes a great afternoon snack at work.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 03:45 PM (Kx3kq)

158 SALT for the Rich

Democrats press Biden to reinstate a tax break for the wealthy.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 03:45 PM (yrol0)

159 Posted by: Jewells45

Jewells!
If you didn't see my post mentioning our great lunch (you might have been traveling), I wanted you to know we had a great time.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 19, 2021 03:46 PM (OChGz)

160 AZ deplorable, sounds delicious.

I bought some Hatch chiles, going to make 2 things. A version of Mexican street corn, and some white chicken chile in the slow cooker. Corn will be for steaks off the grill, side dish.

Will roast/char everything on the grill before making both dishes.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:46 PM (OTzUX)

161 First I learn cod have cheeks, and now loins?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

162 I'm just being lazy tonight. Bought a twin pack of quiche at Costco that are actually pretty good and I'm making a salad. Too hot to do much else. I'm really looking forward to Fall. Summer doesn't do it for me anymore. Never thought I'd say that.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 03:46 PM (nxdel)

163 Made green chili, chicken and cheese enchiladas. Found the best green chili enchilada sauce. Las Palmas.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:13 PM (2XkiP)

that is should be on the Mount Rushmore of foods in the rotation. I made the sauce from scratch one with a hot Mexican girl (and I mean legit Mexican) and my Spanish teacher there as well. It was a major pain in the ass dealing with the tomatillos. It was good, but a freaking lot of work.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:47 PM (Ks/+3)

164 And we have snow in the mountains at 6000 ft and above! I know I'm going to regret saying this but, YAY snow. We had 7 weeks of abnormally high temps, a few over 100. Snow and cold are looking pretty good right now.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at September 19, 2021 03:47 PM (2NHgQ)

165 Mister Scott, thanks, sounds fantastic. Will keep that info for a future pot roast adventure.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:47 PM (OTzUX)

166 Earlier this month, the English Touring Opera told nearly half its orchestral musicians that it would not be renewing their contracts for the 2022 season because it has prioritised increased diversity in the orchestra.

Now do NBA and NFL. No more than 12% black. How do we do halfblacccxxxkkks like Bhussein.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 03:48 PM (yrol0)

167 I am now hooked on the Mississippi pot roast approach (dry ranch and au jus mix, pepperoncini, and butter, in the slow cooker).

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:36
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Son sent me that recipe couple of years ago. Was pleasantly surprised how good it was. And so easy.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 03:48 PM (ju2Fy)

168 Nurse, I am salivating over your prime rib dinner, that sounds so delicious. Number 1 son and I are just having some steak and cheese sandwiches tonight with some salad and steak fries. Hubs appetite is decreasing, he seems to only like sweet things at present, so I made him some blueberry muffins and tea and he is contented.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 19, 2021 03:48 PM (a4EWo)

169 There was a fish shack in Lansing that advertised cod loin on the chill case, but if you looked at the bin, they were actually selling God Lion. Which seems like it would be more expensive. At least more Rastafari. It just tasted like cod loin.

https://stoatnet.org/godlion.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 03:48 PM (P4LRL)

170 Quint, that was what was so good about the Las Palmas. Closest thing to homemade I have had.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:49 PM (2XkiP)

171 God lion?

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at September 19, 2021 03:50 PM (x8pK0)

172 As the weather cools (a bit), I'll probably finally get around to making my (somewhat) famous mole poblano again. Used to take me the better part of a day.

Lost my original notes, but remember the ingredients. Around 40 or so, I think. All spices and nuts and other thinks toasted/roasted first. The usual trinity of dried chiles.

It was a recipe that was clearly better after a day or two, the sauce really achieved a new flavor. Brought in leftovers once at work - people there asked me about when I was bringing in more, for a long time after.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:51 PM (OTzUX)

173 The loin is a very meaty cut. Thick like Chilean sea bass. Same texture. I like to roast it. I

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 19, 2021 03:51 PM (Y+l9t)

174 First I learn cod have cheeks, and now loins?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

I love Cod wings. But seriously, some of this stuff gets weird. I was at a famous local bar for a meal not long ago and the special was a tenderloin for cheap.i had to try it because that price stood out. When it came it was obviously not a tenderloin. They said they used the term because the meat was tender.

They also have Laphroig 10 on the menu but they serve Laphroig Select.The latter whisky is ten twenty bucks cheaper. You might think I am talking about some shady place,but it has been around for decades and everyone loves it.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:51 PM (Ks/+3)

175 Tomatillos are a pain, but dang, do they make wonderful pork green chili.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 03:52 PM (Kx3kq)

176 I've seen Las Palmas in the store, will have to pay more attention next time. Mexican sauces indeed are very labor intensive and time consuming, or many of them are. I haven't really done a comprehensive search for the best canned versions, but Las Palmas moves to the top of the list.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:52 PM (OTzUX)

177 I bought a bunch of hamburger so I made a meatloaf. Problem: too lean, dry (93%), solution, baked the next one with a layer of bacon on top.
Delish!

Posted by: casual observer 1019 at September 19, 2021 03:52 PM (aAP3z)

178 Quint, that was what was so good about the Las Palmas. Closest thing to homemade I have had.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:49 PM (2XkiP)


I am going to try it. I haven't had green enchiladas in a long time. My mom used to make them and that was always a special day.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 03:53 PM (Ks/+3)

179 Aldi's has fresh (never been frozen) babyback ribs for under $4 / lb.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 19, 2021 03:53 PM (xopIz)

180 Going to char tomatillos before blending them into the green salsa which goes into the white chili. Apart from the sticky husk, they've never been much trouble.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:53 PM (OTzUX)

181 Just finished watching this season's Master Chef on Xfinity.
Really loved this season and highly recommend it.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 19, 2021 03:53 PM (NpAcC)

182 Tillamook is slowly displacing Bluebell as my favorite commercial ice cream.

I suppose once that process has been completed that I'll be kicked out of Texas and forced to go live in some horrible place like Oklahoma, where they eat Carrot Chili all day.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 19, 2021 03:54 PM (5NkmN)

183 I'm just wild about Saffron
She's just wild about me

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 03:54 PM (2JoB8)

184 Ben Had is that green chili sauce a local thing? I'm always looking for a good green chili sauce!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 03:54 PM (nxdel)

185 Grandkids just arrived.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 19, 2021 03:54 PM (Y+l9t)

186 Hubbymayhem is grinding persimmons in to pulp for use in cookies and pudding. The only thing better that persimmon pudding is pawpaw pudding. The pawpaw patch got wrecked the last time timber was cut. I miss pawpaw pudding.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 19, 2021 03:54 PM (Vxu+H)

187 Las Palmas green enchilada sauce is the best at the market. You can make better. But it's easier.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 19, 2021 03:54 PM (xopIz)

188 rhomboid, you won't be sorry. I'm going to pick up a case. What has gotten scarce is the canned whole green chilies. I found 4 cans and took them all.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:55 PM (2XkiP)

189 Kirkland used to stock a fantastic Vanilla ice cream at Costco.

Azafran is a cheap substitute for Saffron, to make food yellow.

Posted by: ahem at September 19, 2021 03:55 PM (YS6MA)

190 Hmm, under $4/lb is in my "buy zone" for baby backs. There's an Aldi not far away, have only gone once, may have to drop by again. I remain amazed at how good the slow-cooked/dry-rubbed ribs have been off my gas grill. Perfect bark, perfect off-the bone tenderness. Of course little/no smoke flavor (I do put in a box and then foil packets of wet applewood). But for home-made, great.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:56 PM (OTzUX)

191 115 Weasel, are signed copies of your recipe available?
Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:34 PM (2XkiP)
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No, but I'm certain they'd be a big hit!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 03:56 PM (MVjcR)

192 Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:40 PM (OTzUX)

Cheese and bacon has a long and successful career in my kitchen, but the bleu cheese made me pause...but only for a few seconds.

And yes, homemade sourdough is the king of breads!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 03:56 PM (Q9lwr)

193 Turkey Hill Natural Ice cream. No additives at all. Delicious.
Posted by: Thesokorus at September 19, 2021 03:18 PM (1ais2)

I do not cook, so I can rarely add to this thread - but - this I can attest to.

Absolutely delicious ice cream!

Posted by: Pony Tail at September 19, 2021 03:56 PM (tzZq2)

194 There are carrots. Clearly he's making chili.

Posted by: NC Ref at September 19, 2021 03:56 PM (we2l3)

195 Jewell, leave a little room in you luggage when you come and I will give a couple of varieties.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 03:57 PM (2XkiP)

196 Daughter convinced me to get an air fryer. Still trying to decide whether it's easier than stovetop cooking.

Got a primer air fryer cookbook and the recipe that caught my eye was for arancini. I've got some leftover risi e bisi and mozzarella. The cookbook version looks like they're golf ball sized rather than the baseballs they serve in Sicily.

Posted by: jix at September 19, 2021 03:57 PM (DU7iZ)

197 gotta sous vide that shit

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 19, 2021 03:57 PM (sJHOI)

198 Bluebell, check the bluebell ice cream webpage. Allegedly there are several stores in the JTB area that carry it. Maybe yours too. We saw one of their delivery trucks in town yesterday.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at September 19, 2021 03:58 PM (7EjX1)

199
You must be in advertising!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 03:38 PM (Q9lwr)
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Yep. Really had to kick that one around the 'ol focus group.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 03:58 PM (MVjcR)

200 Carvel brings back memories.

Recently I rediscovered those little ice cream cups, half vanilla half chocolate, that come with the little flat wooden spoon. They're handy if you just want a little something something.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 19, 2021 03:58 PM (slmIp)

201 Kroger name brand ice cream. Sure, its less expensive but youd better enjoy staring at the wall opposite your toilet.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 19, 2021 03:07 PM (axyOa)

Good tip. That my come in handy at the right time.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 19, 2021 03:58 PM (R/m4+)

202 Reminds me, last fall we happened upon beautiful persimmons (fuyu?) and pomegranates at the Persian store, made a salad that was fantastic. Colors, not just the flavor.

Need to hit that place again soon.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:58 PM (OTzUX)

203 we've been adding blue cheese to bacon and tomato sammiches here for some time now... i've even mentioned it on a variety of threads here, over the years. lightly toasted bread, mayo, blue cheese, sliced 'maters, then bacon, press down with other slice of toast w/mayo, and nom.

nice to see others are finally catching on

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 19, 2021 03:59 PM (G6HF/)

204 And bleu cheese and sauternes, among the several great wine/cheese combos.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:01 PM (OTzUX)

205 rhomboid, try a fresh pomegranate/orange sauce on grilled duck breasts.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:01 PM (2XkiP)

206 Azafran Soup
The link is broken, but the page source gave it up:
tinyurl.com/52braf29

Azafran (Carthamus tinctorius) are the stamens from the safflower. The safflower was introduced to New Mexico by the Spaniards as a substitute for true saffron. As well as adding it to recipes for flavor and color many tribes historically used azafran for medicinal purposes. Many Native Peoples as well as Spanish descendants still use azafran medicinally, but the majority of people today use is as a spice in cooking. The subtle aromatic flavor of azafran in this nutritious soup is wonderful with fresh sweet vegetables.
Cooks' Note: Azafran, also called Native American saffron, is an herb that is actually the fine threads from the stigma of the safflower plant. Despite the name, azafran is not the same as saffron, which is usually more expensive and derived from the crocus plant in the iris family. (Saffron can be substituted for azafran, though: use one pinch of saffron for 2 tablespoons of azafran.)

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 19, 2021 04:02 PM (uPK0h)

207 Today is a Day for Making Firm Decisions.

Maybe.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 19, 2021 04:02 PM (gBShP)

208 Umpqua ice cream in Oregon.

McConnell's here in SoCal

https://mcconnells.com

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 19, 2021 04:02 PM (G6HF/)

209 DDS,
I would happily cook for you and your boy.

I'm happy you found something hubby finds tasty. I hope he relishes each bite and you enjoy seeing him happy.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 04:02 PM (U2p+3)

210 Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 03:44 PM (OTzUX)
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Excused absence.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:02 PM (MVjcR)

211 Onion jam might be good on Hothgrar's sandwich. Then I could use horseradish mustard.

My favorite burger from a nearby place comes with onion jam, thin slices of battered and fried sour apples, wonderfully juicy burger, bacon, and a very strong bleu cheese sauce. I must not be the only one to love the combo, because it's been on the menu for years now.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 19, 2021 04:03 PM (dH/BH)

212 Reminds me, last fall we happened upon beautiful persimmons (fuyu?) and pomegranates at the Persian store, made a salad that was fantastic. Colors, not just the flavor.

Need to hit that place again soon.
Posted by: rhomboid


You. Buy? Persimmons? Seriously? The tree out in front is dropping a gallon bucket full every few hours! All ya gots to do is pick em up.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 19, 2021 04:03 PM (Vxu+H)

213 gotta sous vide that shit

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 19, 2021 03:57 PM (sJHOI)

See comment #87.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 04:03 PM (Q9lwr)

214 Persimmon/pomegranate salad recipe:

https://tinyurl.com/9sk75jym

Think I did a slightly different one, no apple, add walnuts and lime/orange juice, salt/pepper.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:04 PM (OTzUX)

215 I sometimes make a sammich I call Chicken Burger. Bun, frozen breaded chicken patty, slice of cheese and blue cheese dressing.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:04 PM (MVjcR)

216 Yes, you unfreeze the chicken patty.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:05 PM (MVjcR)

217 Hmmm, if you consider brussel sprouts to be a substitute for cabbage, Blake's mise en place looks kinda like a setup for a pot au feu...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 04:05 PM (ZSK0i)

218 One of the few things we get here you can't get back East is Filipino ice cream;
Macapuno with sweet pieces of tender coconut
Or Ube purple yam flavor earthy and creamy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 19, 2021 04:05 PM (EZebt)

219 >>> 131 I've had Blue Bell ice cream only once, and it was delicious. Wish I could get it here.

But I can get Tillamook, and it's wonderful. And they have some really great flavors too.
Posted by: bluebell at September 19, 2021 03:38 PM (wyw4S)

Does the Weaselmobile have enough room leftover for a cooler once it's packed for TX?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 19, 2021 04:05 PM (ACi07)

220 Turkey Hill ice cream is good

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 04:05 PM (2JoB8)

221 Will do Ben Had! Thanks!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 04:06 PM (nxdel)

222 Mango Ice Cream is the best! You can find it in Indian (dot, not woo-woo) food stores.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:06 PM (MVjcR)

223 Madamemayhem, no persimmon tree - actually haven't checked, but could probably grow one here. Though they aren't common that I've noticed, while almost everything else is, depending on distance from coast (San Diego).

Was thinking about a pomegranate, they're nice looking trees and dwarf versions are available, I've noticed a few planted in the neighborhood.

For now it's just a mature meyer lemon, with a bearss lime and valencia possibly planted soon.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:07 PM (OTzUX)

224 Weasel, we are going to have to add gourmet chef to your list of credits if this keeps up.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:07 PM (2XkiP)

225 Blake's mise en place looks kinda like a setup for a pot au feu...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 04:05 PM (ZSK0i)

Nice call! Not sure about the peppers though. That looks like a jalapeno, and that might be weird in pot au feu.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 04:07 PM (Q9lwr)

226 Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:07 PM (2XkiP)
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I keep telling you people that I'm an amazing individual!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:08 PM (MVjcR)

227 Blue cheese and bacon would be good on a salad. Not sure about on a blt. I will get flamed for this, but mom used to make blt's with mayo and peanut butter. So yummy. It's the only way I know how to eat them.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 04:08 PM (Kx3kq)

228 And yes, homemade sourdough is the king of breads!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 03:56 PM (Q9lwr)

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Another lost to the cult.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 19, 2021 04:08 PM (EZebt)

229 CBD (or others), if you ever find yourself in Brazil, especially more to the north, you will love their ice creams and sorbets. All kinds of fruit flavors unique to the country (mostly Amazon-area fruit). Umbu was my favorite. A small green fruit that's sort of both citrus-y and like a pear or kiwi.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:09 PM (OTzUX)

230 I keep telling you people that I'm an amazing individual!

Never any doubt here!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 04:09 PM (nxdel)

231 Another lost to the cult.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 19, 2021 04:08 PM (EZebt)

Yup, although a good baguettes is a rare and wonderful thing. Acme used to do it well, with Semmifreddi not far behind.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 04:09 PM (Q9lwr)

232 Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 04:09 PM (nxdel)
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Jewells is nice.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:09 PM (MVjcR)

233 I buy whatever ice cream is on sale. I got some one time we really liked but it was on closeout so we will never have it again.

Posted by: f'd at September 19, 2021 04:10 PM (Tnijr)

234 if any of you see El Pato brand sauces in your stores, give them a try... their variations on traditional tomato sauce will kick up any dish you make with them a notch or 3, and it's all high quality, family owned, right here in Lost Angels. available on line as well, and worth a try.

https://www.walkerfoods.net/el-pato-about-us/

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 19, 2021 04:10 PM (G6HF/)

235 I've been cleaning out the freezer to make room for the upcoming early deer season, and I found a couple Cornish hens, so I tossed them in the smoker this morning. The sassafras tree in my yard finally gave up the ghost earlier this year, so I basically shaved the entire thing into wood chips, so "sassafras smoked tiny bird" is on the menu for tonight. I rubbed it with some salt, pepper and Old Bay before dropping it in. I hope it tastes as good as it (so far) smells.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 19, 2021 04:10 PM (lNHqD)

236
McConnell's here in SoCal

https://mcconnells.com
Posted by: redc1c4

heh, heh, heh... the McConnell's cow (on the original creamery) might have been painted in the school's colors a time or 2.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 19, 2021 04:11 PM (OChGz)

237 Hub's favorite quick homemade pizza is a whole pita slathered with fig spread, topped with crumbled blue cheese and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 19, 2021 04:11 PM (a4EWo)

238 redc1c4, I use their hot tomato sauce in my Spanish rice. Good product.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:12 PM (2XkiP)

239 Though McConnell's was just Santa Barbara? Only place I saw it - or saw an actual store. Unless I'm mis-remembering the name.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:12 PM (OTzUX)

240 Azafran = saffron in Spanish. Expensiveness explained!

Posted by: rjm319 at September 19, 2021 04:13 PM (CVwL2)

241 Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 19, 2021 04:11 PM (OChGz)

Ha, love the home page. "No Crap Added."

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 04:13 PM (Kx3kq)

242 Reminds me one of the things lost in a move was a beautiful poster I'd framed, very colorful (oil or water color) of Mexican canned products - El Pato was one of the brands. Las Palmas, other names familiar to SoCal or Mexican residents. Had it in my kitchen for years.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:13 PM (OTzUX)

243 the problem i now have with ice cream, as with so many other foods, is my soy food allergy: so many ice reams are made with soy lecithin, either as a general ingredient, or, if it's chocolate flavor, in that.

that soy shit is in *everything*

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 19, 2021 04:14 PM (G6HF/)

244 f any of you see El Pato brand sauces in your stores, give them a try..

I use them in my chili.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 04:14 PM (nxdel)

245 Now do NBA and NFL. No more than 12% black.

Absolutely. I've also noticed a distinct lack of Female linebackers in the NFL. In fact, there aren't any Females on ANY of these teams.

And speaking of Vanilla (heh) it has of late become damnably expensive. The real article, not the Imitation Extract. Like Nancy Pelosi, I could eat Ice Cream Every Day, and never get tired of it.

Except, I haven't eaten much in the last several years, it's not a great thing for Keto style weight loss or keeping the pounds off.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 19, 2021 04:14 PM (gBShP)

246 Ben Had, tried the Wild Mushroom/Sage oil last nite. Sauteed shrimp, garlic, green onions and red peppers in it. Put it on top of some cheese filled ravioli and added tiny bit more of the oil. Most excellent.

Thank you again.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 04:15 PM (ju2Fy)

247 Though McConnell's was just Santa Barbara? Only place I saw it - or saw an actual store. Unless I'm mis-remembering the name.
Posted by: rhomboid

The supplied link has a 'find grocery' function.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 19, 2021 04:15 PM (OChGz)

248 Picked some plain pork rinds at the store on a whim, and because they were so cheap, as I vaguely knew you could do various things with them. Yesterday I heated some in the microwave and then tossed with a dry mix of chili powder, salt/pepper, smoked paprika, garlic and onion powder. Not bad. Will work on the seasoning, could get better. Zero carbs is the nice feature (apart from dirt cheap), along with passable-substitute-for-chips.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:16 PM (OTzUX)

249 AZ deplorable moron! *waves*

We left the heat of AZ on Thursday. Hated to come home but glad we had the chance to meet!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 04:17 PM (nxdel)

250 that soy shit is in *everything*

Posted by: redc1c4

Yes, I spend most of my time shopping reading labels and avoiding soy. Very time consuming. Finally found some cooking oil. Still read the label on the new bottle to make sure it didn't change.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 04:17 PM (Kx3kq)

251 Wild mushroom/sage infused oil? Wow. Sounds good.

Tried my first infused oil this year, meyer lemon (of course) in good olive oil. Very nice.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:17 PM (OTzUX)

252 I've had persimmon pudding on Clement St it is a pudding lover's dream.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 19, 2021 04:18 PM (EZebt)

253 Maple Syrup is fantastic on Ice Cream. Better than Chocolate Syrup? Maybe.

Incidentally you make your own Chocolate Syrup really easy, and it is much superior than anything on the store shelf. No chemicals and thickeners, the usual Corn Syrup, etc. Basically just Cocoa powder, Cane sugar, and water. Trust Me.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 19, 2021 04:18 PM (gBShP)

254 Though McConnell's was just Santa Barbara? Only place I saw it - or saw an actual store. Unless I'm mis-remembering the name.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:12 PM (OTzUX)
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it's carried in local chains here in town Vons/Pavilions and they have small stores scattered about as well. they started out in SB, but have expanded a bit, recently.

Salt and Straw is another LA local chain, but they have a lofty impression of their product, and prices to match. pretty good ice cream, though.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 19, 2021 04:20 PM (G6HF/)

255 olddog, Now that sounds fantastic. I panfried some turkey cutlets in it and thin sliced them for turkey sandwiches. I really want to use it on the pumpkin ravioli.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:20 PM (2XkiP)

256 198 Bluebell, check the bluebell ice cream webpage. Allegedly there are several stores in the JTB area that carry it. Maybe yours too. We saw one of their delivery trucks in town yesterday.
Posted by: Mrs. JTB at September 19, 2021 03:58 PM (7EjX1)

Hey Mrs JTB!!!!!! Hope you and Mr. JTB are doing well!

Walmart in Fairfax carries several varieties of Bluebell ice cream and novelties. Family hasn't tried Tillamook, so I might have to grab some for them.

I'll be honest, coconut milk ice cream will tide you over when you need a fix, but it isn't the same. It doesn't have the same creaminess of full fat, full cream ice cream.

Posted by: Moki at September 19, 2021 04:21 PM (JrN/x)

257 One time I was in Georgia (republic, not state) in the fall, out west the persimmons were ripening, beautiful, everywhere. Think they grow a hachiya variety (sort of acorn-shaped). Think I tried one from a farmer's market (well, we call it a farmer's market, at the time, stalls along roads or in squares were really the only way to buy food there). Early 90s, sporty times. But the food in Georgia was very good, always looked forward to it.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:21 PM (OTzUX)

258 Do I have to listen to my rich lib little cousin go on and on about how his sourdough starter can trac e its lineage back 200 years before the Russians were here!!! Get a life bro. There's a reason she left.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 19, 2021 04:22 PM (EZebt)

259 My local ShopRite has Alden's organic ice cream but it's $9.99 (!!!!) a half gallon so I haven't tried it.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 19, 2021 04:22 PM (aElZo)

260 rhomboid, Sedona Divine oils.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:23 PM (2XkiP)

261 Just coincidence, way back when I had it, was probably from their original location in Santa Barbara, haven't seen/heard the name since. But I don't usually pay much attention to ice cream in stores, though I like it as much as anyone.

And Ben Had, you're making me hungry with the talk of the infused oil on pasta.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:24 PM (OTzUX)

262 Still read the label on the new bottle to make sure it didn't change.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 04:17 PM (Kx3kq)
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yeah, gotta check the labels every single time... bastards. the latest close call was chorizo. both major brands here in town now add soy flour grits to their products.

and don't forget "processed in a facility/by machinery that also handles soy" frozen spinach got me with that one.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 19, 2021 04:24 PM (G6HF/)

263 I keep telling you people that I'm an amazing individual!
Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:08 PM


* chant *

Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Weasel!

Posted by: AoSHQ Chapter of The Cult of Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:24 PM (a3Q+t)

264 >>Macapuno with sweet pieces of tender coconut
Or Ube purple yam flavor earthy and creamy.


I was got my translations backwards... got a cup of Ube expecting coconut...
Spat that out right quick with a WTF?!

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at September 19, 2021 04:24 PM (14Cxm)

265 Sundae Best. Behind enemy lines in Avalon NJ.

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at September 19, 2021 04:24 PM (TJtcP)

266 Tried my first infused oil this year, meyer lemon (of course) in good olive oil. Very nice.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:17
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Got hooked on lemon infused years ago. Great with shrimp and chicken. Can't find locally and order online. Ben Had sent a Tuscan Herb and the Mushroom sage. Both excellent. They're from Sedona Divine. devineoliveoils.com

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 04:25 PM (ju2Fy)

267 Ben Had, gracias. Noted.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:25 PM (OTzUX)

268 Moki. Hope you and yours are well. Thanks for the ice cream info. Very interesting. Thought often of you while watching the Kabul situation. If you knew anyone there, I hope they are safe.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at September 19, 2021 04:26 PM (7EjX1)

269 olddog, thanks. The method I chose was to slightly heat the olive oil, then let carefully trimmed lemon peel (no pith) steep in it for 15-20 minutes. That was enough to impart a yellow tint, and nice subtle meyer lemon flavor.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:26 PM (OTzUX)

270 OT breaking news. I know that there is a lot of interest in this story.

Claudia Koerner
@ClaudiaKoerner
A body has been found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Teton County coroner tells me. That's where searches have been underway for #vanlife influencer Gabby Petito

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 19, 2021 04:27 PM (d9FiS)

271 I've been drinking root beer floats lately. I use Breyer's Natural Vanilla for the ice cream. Delicious!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 19, 2021 04:27 PM (CAJOC)

272 gotta check out naow and call my lawyer: she wants me to write something for her, but never sent me the doc to w*rk on.

now that the "magic money" is no longer flowing, and the courts are starting up, i guess i'll have to w*rk for my beer funds... the bastards!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 19, 2021 04:28 PM (G6HF/)

273 Well, I'm out. My fav show is coming on. Wild West Chronicles. And dinner time. Hope you all have a wonderful Monday. (I know, oxymoron)

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 04:28 PM (Kx3kq)

274 OldDog pretty much got it.

However, the steaks are ribeyes, and were reverse seared.

Potatoes were roasted, and veggies stir fried with the basalmic.

Ingredients were separated due to differing cooking times.

As for the cutting board, yes, I made it, however, it is serving the purpose of hiding stuff that was on the counter.

Turned out pretty well. At least, I think that's what my wife said, between mouthfuls.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 19, 2021 04:29 PM (2SdPm)

275 Anyone hear of a "pawpaw" tree? My understanding is they're similar to papaya. There's one in the yard at our place back in West Virginia. Never tried one...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 19, 2021 04:30 PM (BFigT)

276 Going to make some brownies.
Will use the pecan oil sent to me by Ben Had instead of veg oil.
I also use coffee instead of water.

Mmmmmmmm

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 04:31 PM (U2p+3)

277 By the way, Anaheim peppers, not jalapeno.

I'm okay with jalapeno, but, I'd prefer my wife to speak to me after dinner.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 19, 2021 04:32 PM (2SdPm)

278 I suspected it wasn't going to end well

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 04:33 PM (2JoB8)

279 blake,
Your wife is a lucky lady.
And your cutting boards are just beautiful.

Thank
You.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 04:33 PM (U2p+3)

280 If you like blue cheese, try it on tacos.

Posted by: West at September 19, 2021 04:34 PM (QY+6a)

281 https://tinyurl.com/mmehnym8
Just received this years Rogue River Creamery Blue. A very tasty cheese, made in Oregon. Won best cheese in the world for 2019-2020. Tried it last year, expensive, but worth it once a year to try.

Posted by: MikeM at September 19, 2021 04:34 PM (xbR8Y)

282 nurse, I have used it making both brownies and almond cookies. I love that stuff. Thank You Jane D'oh.

olddog- do not read this comment.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:35 PM (2XkiP)

283 blake, I was very wrong. Those ribeyes are so thick, thought they might have been chuck roast. Sounds delicious.

Like all peppers, anaheims can vary in their bite (capsaicin level). I love to grill roast them and put as an accompaniment to tri-tip, best ones have lots of that capsicum flavor, not so much heat. But you never know.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:36 PM (OTzUX)

284 MikeM, sounds great.

When we were visiting a few years ago, we couldn't get into the Rogue River brewery in Newport. Kind of an odd capacity-control system they have. Good beer, though.

Which reminds me. Ocean Kitchen, in Newport. Fantastic.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:37 PM (OTzUX)

285 275 Anyone hear of a "pawpaw" tree? My understanding is they're similar to papaya. There's one in the yard at our place back in West Virginia. Never tried one...
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 19, 2021 04:30 PM (BFigT)

I think that a mayhaw too.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 19, 2021 04:39 PM (yrol0)

286 Disparage skyline chilli as you will. Graeters ice cream is killer in the queen city.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 19, 2021 04:40 PM (kPJ/p)

287 lol, I always bought El Pato brand because of the weirdness of the duck on the label.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 19, 2021 04:41 PM (jDHSU)

288 Hi sock_rat.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:43 PM (2XkiP)

289 263 I keep telling you people that I'm an amazing individual!
Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:08 PM

* chant *

Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Weasel!
Posted by: AoSHQ Chapter of The Cult of Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:24 PM (a3Q+t)
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NOW we're getting somewhere!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:43 PM (MVjcR)

290 Common Tator, bulk real vanilla at Costco is very good and reasonably priced. I use twice the amount called for, though, because I love vanilla.

Posted by: Akua Makana at September 19, 2021 04:44 PM (QCh44)

291
But of course Alaska halibut is the thing, nothing like it (I don't think, could be wrong).

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at

My friend caught a blue fin tuna near Morro Bay last week. He said it's a unicorn.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 19, 2021 04:44 PM (IJ9BR)

292 Blue Bell Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is Delicious.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 19, 2021 04:44 PM (NpAcC)

293 mmmm. Unicorn steaks.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 19, 2021 04:44 PM (ssx3L)

294 I have tomatoes that split from the rain, peppers, cilantro, basil garlic and I tried to make salsa.

Unfortunately I made gazpacho.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 19, 2021 04:45 PM (ssx3L)

295 The ice cream I loved as a kid was from Swenson's
My favorite as an adult is browned butter homemade ice cream.

My favorite blue cheese is Point Reyes Blue cheese.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 19, 2021 04:46 PM (IJ9BR)

296 Weasel, despite your culinary acumen I see chicken fried steak in your future.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:46 PM (2XkiP)

297 CaliGirl I'm not a fish-killer so don't know much about it, but I do know that in some years, due to ocean conditions, fish that people travel to Cabo to find are caught off SoCal or central CA. Dentist, and a guy I play hockey with who owns one of the sport boats out of San Diego, have mentioned these things over the years.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:47 PM (OTzUX)

298 Love gazpacho. Haven't had it in ages.

Did a bike ride out on Pt. Reyes once.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:47 PM (OTzUX)

299 Where we spend summer and fall, ice cream is from Stewart's Shops, HQ in Saratoga Springs, NY, shops all over the north country. Our nearest is in the tiny hamlet of Keene.

We like the coffee ones. Brew-Ha-Ha, Columbian Coffee, and Espresso Therapy are soooooooo good.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at September 19, 2021 04:48 PM (G/nI3)

300 Blue cheese and bacon would be good on a salad. Not sure about on a blt. I will get flamed for this, but mom used to make blt's with mayo and peanut butter. So yummy. It's the only way I know how to eat them.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 04:08 PM (Kx3kq)

the mayo makes some sense as it is a standard thing to put on bread to keep wet ingredients from screwing up the sandwich. I don't get the peanut butter thing,that truly threw me for a loop. But people love what they love and no chance I am going to get between a man and his mom

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 04:48 PM (Ks/+3)

301 Rhomboid is it Local Ocean?
I do not see Ocean Kitchen. But Local Ocean looks very good.
Ocean Kitchen, in Newport. Fantastic.
Posted by: rhomboid

Posted by: MikeM at September 19, 2021 04:48 PM (xbR8Y)

302 Ben Had, you've got mail.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 19, 2021 04:49 PM (ACi07)

303 274 OldDog pretty much got it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 19, 2021 04:29
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Yay, me!!!! What did I win?

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 04:49 PM (ju2Fy)

304 Maytag Cheese always sounded funny to my ears. Like it was made in a clothes washer or something.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 19, 2021 04:49 PM (gBShP)

305 Anyone hear of a "pawpaw" tree? My understanding is they're similar to papaya. There's one in the yard at our place back in West Virginia. Never tried one...
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 19, 2021 04:30 PM (BFigT)


Ask any one of the MIMoMe attendees besides me. sinmi used to bring them, but I heard "tastes like banana" and declined.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 19, 2021 04:50 PM (P4LRL)

306 Hi there BenHad !

how ya doin' ?

yay Food Thread !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 19, 2021 04:50 PM (jDHSU)

307 Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana sammiches are known as an "Elvis", as Mr. Presley himself was said to be the originator or at least a big fan of them.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 19, 2021 04:51 PM (gBShP)

308 chant *

Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Weasel!
Posted by: AoSHQ Chapter of The Cult of Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:24 PM (a3Q+t)
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NOW we're getting somewhere!
Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:43 PM (MVjcR)

Standing on a hillside opposite- fuck Joe Biden for an antiphonal chant. ""Weasel " "Fuck Joe Biden ".

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 04:52 PM (cSyAR)

309
I recently became fixated on the flying saucers of my youth, and we even chatted about them in a recent Food Thread.


What sorcery and deviltry is this "flying saucers" where i e cream is involved?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 19, 2021 04:52 PM (+2sc/)

310 olddog- do not read this comment.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:35
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Too late. Pecan oil. Hmmm???

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 04:52 PM (ju2Fy)

311 I say if bacon and bleu cheese are good together, and mustard and cheese are a natural pairing, then this sandwich center CAN hold.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 03:20 PM (Dc2NZ)


this is what is on a Captain Neon burger from the McMenamins brew-pubs in Oregon and Washington

it is a classic, but I think they don't put it on the menu anymore

Posted by: Kindltot at September 19, 2021 04:53 PM (ssx3L)

312 Love gazpacho. Haven't had it in ages.

Did a bike ride out on Pt. Reyes once.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:47 PM (OTzUX)

I sometimes come off as a Spain fan boy, when not considered France guy. But i did love my time in Spain. I loved Andalucia in particular, it is the Spain Americans think of when they think of Spain. With that set up, I am a huge proponent of Ajo Blanco, the white gazpacho.

Look up the ingredients on the interweb. it is basically bread, water, garlic, white grapes and almonds as I recall. To be honest, i think it kicks the ass out of the gazpacho served most places in this country. It is peasant food, damn near poverty food, and really nothing could be better with some fino sherry on a hot day.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 04:53 PM (Ks/+3)

313 olddog, you know it wasn't an invite to dinner.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:53 PM (2XkiP)

314 Just finished off the remains of a tenderloin I bought friday evening. Still delish and no advice on how to prepare it was needed!!!

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at September 19, 2021 04:53 PM (dYVBk)

315 Going old school today. Pot of pinto beans, cornbread, fried taters(almost Stelter like), sliced tomatoes and green onions.

Y'all come on.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 19, 2021 04:54 PM (jvt6t)

316 Anyone hear of a "pawpaw" tree? My understanding is they're similar to papaya. There's one in the yard at our place back in West Virginia. Never tried one...
Posted by: Martini Farmer


Yes. They are delicious. We had a grove until my brother had some timber cut and the bastards wrecked the pawpaw patch! Pawpaw pudding with grated cinnamon and allspice on top is absolutely divine!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 19, 2021 04:55 PM (Vxu+H)

317 Quint, any recommendations on a good sherry?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:55 PM (2XkiP)

318 Just escaped from work and now awaiting order of sushi. Nyah.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 19, 2021 04:55 PM (22vP3)

319 Pawpaws are not Mayhaws. My mom's hometown has a Mayhaw festival every year. I've been eating Mayhew jelly since I was able to eat jelly.

Mayhaws are often harvested like cranberries, floating in the water.

Posted by: f'd at September 19, 2021 04:56 PM (Tnijr)

320 Jak, cornbread have jalapenos in it?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:57 PM (2XkiP)

321 Standing on a hillside opposite- fuck Joe Biden for an antiphonal chant. ""Weasel " "Fuck Joe Biden ".
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 04:52 PM (cSyAR)

Do not put that horrible peer pressure on Weasel! You are the "bad crowd" his family warned him about!!

Also, spiced wine made from Concord grapes is GREEEEAAATTTTTTT!!!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 04:57 PM (/+bwe)

322 Smoking some chicken outside right now, with a salad ready to go and a bottle of chilled dry cider. Going to be a good dinnertime inside the Trimegistus Compound.

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 19, 2021 04:57 PM (QZxDR)

323 307 Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana sammiches are known as an "Elvis", as Mr. Presley himself was said to be the originator or at least a big fan of them.
Posted by: Common Tater at September 19, 2021 04:51 PM (gBShP)
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I tried one on a lark and it was actually pretty good.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 19, 2021 04:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

324 Yay, me!!!! What did I win?
Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 04:49 PM (ju2Fy)


Kudos!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 04:57 PM (ZSK0i)

325 Jak, cornbread have jalapenos in it?

Aye, it be Mexican.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 19, 2021 04:58 PM (jvt6t)

326 Carvel flying saucers: A round ice cream sandwich, basically.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 19, 2021 04:58 PM (aElZo)

327 Anyone hear of a "pawpaw" tree? My understanding is they're similar to papaya. There's one in the yard at our place back in West Virginia. Never tried one...
Posted by: Martini Farmer


Yes. They are delicious. We had a grove until my brother had some timber cut and the bastards wrecked the pawpaw patch! Pawpaw pudding with grated cinnamon and allspice on top is absolutely divine!
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 19, 2021 04:55 PM

A Moron and an 'Ette brought some to last year's MiMiniMoMe. They were awesome! I tried planting the pits in the neighbor's yard, but no such luck...

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 04:59 PM (/+bwe)

328 Carvel flying saucers: A round ice cream sandwich, basically.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 19, 2021 04:58 PM (aElZo)

I wonder if CBD could use that to fix his drywall?

*ponders*

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 19, 2021 04:59 PM (jvt6t)

329 Jak, well done!! Good thing we have three kitchens at the MoMe- we're going to need them all.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:59 PM (2XkiP)

330 Do not put that horrible peer pressure on Weasel! You are the "bad crowd" his family warned him about!!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 04:57 PM (/+bwe)
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GAAAAAK!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:59 PM (MVjcR)

331 Martini Farmer you went hunting for PawPaws and putting them in your pocket?

Neither have I, always wanted to try one

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 05:00 PM (2JoB8)

332 GAAAAAK!
Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:59 PM

*hands a bucket of brain bleach to Weasel*

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 05:01 PM (/+bwe)

333 I think I saw an episode of Townsends about picking paw paws.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 19, 2021 05:01 PM (cSyAR)

334 Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:59 PM (2XkiP)

I'll have everything prepped, so all I need to do is reheat and I'm bringing everything to do that. But while that is going on, I can help!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 19, 2021 05:01 PM (jvt6t)

335 Sorry, but Turkey Hill ice cream absolutely sucks. The worst tasting ice cream I've ever had the displeasure of consuming. Had to throw most of it out...which I've never done with any dessert of any kind.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at September 19, 2021 05:02 PM (+56GQ)

336 My oldest daughter-in-law got some dark chocolate ice cream from a local fancy-schmancy ice creamery for grandma's graduation. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. It was like eating a top quality not fudge sauce, only frozen. My 29th birthday is coming up, and I plan to get a pint all for myself.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin, clinging bitterly to a deplorable life at September 19, 2021 05:03 PM (BvRyV)

337 I think I talked myself into an air fryer to make the basil, gorgonzola meatball appetizers for Thurday evening pre-MoMe.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:03 PM (2XkiP)

338 NOW we're getting somewhere!
Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:43 PM (MVjc

I have a dollar, folded lengthwise....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 19, 2021 05:03 PM (jvt6t)

339 332 GAAAAAK!
Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 04:59 PM

*hands a bucket of brain bleach to Weasel*
Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 05:01 PM (/+bwe)
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This is going to end up in my permanent record, isn't it?

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 05:04 PM (MVjcR)

340 Love gazpacho. Haven't had it in ages.
Did a bike ride out on Pt. Reyes once.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:47 PM (OTzUX)


My first gazpacho recipe was cribbed from the movie Women on the Verge of a Mental Breakdown.

I told a Spaniard I knew that, once, and he looked at me strangely and asked, "you did leave the sleeping pills out, yes?"

Posted by: Kindltot at September 19, 2021 05:04 PM (ssx3L)

341
Pawpaws - https://youtu.be/rIquihp52KE

I take it that some of you never sang the "Pawpaw Song" in elementary school.

Myself, I have never tasted one, either.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 19, 2021 05:05 PM (+2sc/)

342 paw-paw is very different from papaya.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 19, 2021 05:05 PM (ssx3L)

343 My pooch just had salmon for dinner with a little broccoli and pasta.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 19, 2021 05:05 PM (aElZo)

344
I have a dollar, folded lengthwise....
Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 19, 2021 05:03 PM (jvt6t)
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Save those for strippers. They love to get ones.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 05:06 PM (MVjcR)

345 Baby Back Ribs today for dinner. Our little Chihuahua loves baby backs, so it is a big treat for her......

Posted by: James at September 19, 2021 05:07 PM (24+Vp)

346 This is going to end up in my permanent record, isn't it?
Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 05:04 PM

I'm a teacher, not a principal.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 05:07 PM (/+bwe)

347 Quint, any recommendations on a good sherry?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 04:55 PM (2XkiP)

that is a good question. The issue is most Americans don't like sherry because they think it is some sweet wine their grandmothers took nip of. For that reason,it is difficult to find good sherry. It is a never ending loop,most Americans think sherry is bad, and the retailers rarely have good sherry for that reason.

The solioquy aside, there are many variations of sherry. A fino or Manzanilla are great cold and with tapas type foods like olives, cheese, cod fritters etc. And Amantilado sherry is my fave,and goes with almonds, cheeses, olives and heartier foods.

An Oloroso is a weird wine and will cost you. It is very stark and will last for ages even open. You might have it with grilled steak and hearty foods in that genre. There are also sweet sherries like Pedro Ximenez, they go with blue cheeses and as after dinner drinks

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 05:07 PM (Ks/+3)

348 Pawpaw doesn't taste like papaya. Back in the 70s I heard people refer to them as an Indiana banana. But they don't have a banana flavor either. Hard to describe really. Almost a combo of banana, and mango.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 19, 2021 05:08 PM (Vxu+H)

349 Weasel, and you know that HOW?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:08 PM (2XkiP)

350 San Francisco had it's own version of the flying saucer ice cream.. George Whitney developed it for now long closed amusement park called Playland At the beach.. I'm old enough to remember going there as a kid..
It was two oatmeal cookies dipped in chocolate.. Delish.. You can still get them.. They're called it's It's...

Posted by: It's me donna at September 19, 2021 05:09 PM (8jACv)

351 I think I talked myself into an air fryer to make the basil, gorgonzola meatball appetizers for Thurday evening pre-MoMe.

Oh my, mouth is already watering!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 05:09 PM (nxdel)

352 I drove back home from the farm this morning and was rummaging through the leftover food bag on the seat next to me in the truck. Fritos and bananas are an interesting combination, Not bad, actually!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 05:09 PM (MVjcR)

353 Kudos!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 04:57
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That's it? No Platinum Membership?

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 05:09 PM (ju2Fy)

354 Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:08 PM (2XkiP)
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I read about it!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 05:10 PM (MVjcR)

355 350 San Francisco had it's own version of the flying saucer ice cream.. George Whitney developed it for now long closed amusement park called Playland At the beach.. I'm old enough to remember going there as a kid..
It was two oatmeal cookies dipped in chocolate.. Delish.. You can still get them.. They're called it's It's...
Posted by: It's me donna at September 19, 2021 05:09 PM (8jACv)

Forget to say it had vanilla ice cream between the two cookies

Posted by: It's me donna at September 19, 2021 05:12 PM (8jACv)

356 personally I would just try the various options. SHerry in this country is very underrated and we are wrong. But first you have to find a place that has the good stuff. You asked for ideas, so I will give two brands off the top of my head. One is Lustau. That one is not very expensive and pretty much nothing they sell is not at least a good example of the type. Try their amontillado for starters. The second is La Gitana (the gypsy), they make really good stuff.

I love the sweet wines like PX and pedro Ximinez, burt i would suggest trying a fino cold with some various snacks for starters. And for sure try an ammontilado with some almonds, olives, cheese,etc. The sweet ones don't pair with many things but the good ones are light years above what many think of sherry.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 05:13 PM (Ks/+3)

357 Jak, you are conscripted. We will talk.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:14 PM (2XkiP)

358 Carrot juice. No wine and nothing with sugar. This is like being in jail.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 19, 2021 05:14 PM (Tckfm)

359 Sigh.

Posted by: Cookiepuss at September 19, 2021 05:15 PM (Xrfse)

360 A bleu cheese and bacon sandwich would be pretty good. I wouldn't even add a condiment. It's complete right there. Unless you wanted to put an egg on it. That'd be good too. All that yolk. Good stuff.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 19, 2021 05:15 PM (QU5/8)

361 interesting combination

Oh, there will be many interesting combinations for you Trumpy white supremacists insurrection mans!!

Posted by: California Commisar of Plenty at September 19, 2021 05:15 PM (lfMqT)

362 I read about it!

Posted by: Weasel



Name of book? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Ronster at September 19, 2021 05:15 PM (TS8/c)

363 I thought the media hysteria and suspension of operations when Lysteria was discovered at a Blue Bell ice cream plant was excessive and hysterical. But, I do not think the resurrected Blue Bell is exactly the same. It seems much airier than before.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at September 19, 2021 05:16 PM (d9Cw3)

364 Quint, Thank You

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:16 PM (2XkiP)

365

Name of book? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Ronster at September 19, 2021 05:15 PM (TS8/c)
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I, um, forgot!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 05:16 PM (MVjcR)

366 Sushi oishi nyah

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 19, 2021 05:16 PM (22vP3)

367 Found a copy of a Ben and Jerry's ice cream recipe book at the thrift store. The recipes are delicious and I enjoy not giving my money to Vermont liberals. Especially fond of the coffee ice cream with chopped Heath bars.

Posted by: MammaB at September 19, 2021 05:16 PM (y0TNG)

368 Quint, in 2012 I bought a gallon jug of sherry for $5.00 at Grocery Outlet.

It is still in the fruit room. What do you think it would pair with?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 19, 2021 05:17 PM (ssx3L)

369 Tried the blue mold in blu cheese once.
Didn't die, but it was close

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 05:17 PM (2JoB8)

370 My pooch just had salmon for dinner with a little broccoli and pasta.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 19, 2021 05:05 PM (aElZo)


Hopefully, the salmon was well-cooked.

Undercooked or raw salmon carries the Neorickettsia helminthoeca parasite, which can kill dogs daid.

No sushi for poochi.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 19, 2021 05:18 PM (5NkmN)

371 Sherry goes well with wild mushroom or snapper soup.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 19, 2021 05:18 PM (vuisn)

372 Like all peppers, anaheims can vary in their bite (capsaicin level). I love to grill roast them and put as an accompaniment to tri-tip, best ones have lots of that capsicum flavor, not so much heat. But you never know.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 19, 2021 04:36 PM (OTzUX)
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My wife and I really like cooking with them. They've got a nice flavor with just a hint of heat. Usually.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 19, 2021 05:18 PM (2SdPm)

373 Kinltot try it I guess but the drain would be my guess

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 05:19 PM (2JoB8)

374 kindltot, sautéed chicken breast with mushroom in a sherry cream sauce.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:19 PM (2XkiP)

375 Snapper soup?

Do you know her?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 19, 2021 05:19 PM (22vP3)

376 What do you think it would pair with?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 19, 2021 05:17 PM (ssx3L)

Gasoline.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 05:19 PM (Q9lwr)

377 Yay, me!!!! What did I win?
Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 04:49 PM (ju2Fy)
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Over to you, CBD!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 19, 2021 05:20 PM (2SdPm)

378 Reckon it's time to mosey back to the humidor and pick out a cigar for later.

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 05:20 PM (MVjcR)

379 sherry is almost dead in this country but it is making a come back. Like Chablis,it is one of the most underrated great wines of the world. For sure the reason is some American companies used these terms to sell their dreck, their low end wines. That is a damn shame, it would be like Russia selling its worst vodka and calling it Bourbon.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 05:20 PM (Ks/+3)

380 mise en place looks kinda like a setup for a pot au feu...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 04:05 PM (ZSK0i)
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no idea what this is, but, I'm probably going to have to try it in the future.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 19, 2021 05:21 PM (2SdPm)

381 I have a bottle of port, probably had 25 years in basement, waiting for some occasion.

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 05:22 PM (2JoB8)

382 What did I win?

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 04:49 PM (ju2Fy)

A one year platinum membership with Troll-B-Gon and the ampersand utility.

And you don't have to eat any of Blake's cooking!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 05:22 PM (Q9lwr)

383 That's it? No Platinum Membership?
Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 05:09 PM (ju2Fy)


[rummages around in pockets]


I present to you, one genuine lint membership.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 05:23 PM (ZSK0i)

384 no idea what this is, but, I'm probably going to have to try it in the future.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 19, 2021 05:21 PM (2SdPm)


Basically a french stew where you toss in the kitchen sink. I mistook your steak for a pot roast and off to the races I went...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 05:25 PM (ZSK0i)

385 And you don't have to eat any of Blake's cooking!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 05:22 PM (Q9lwr)

Blake doesn't boils his ribeyes in a plastic bag before he presents them to dinner guests.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 05:25 PM (U2p+3)

386 What's wrong with Blake's cooking?

Its not MREs brined in diesel is it?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 19, 2021 05:25 PM (22vP3)

387 Mrs. E and myself went to the range and paid our yearly dues up, then I took her out to Braums on a date and bought her a yogurt twist cone. Got home in time to feed up the livestock. Woohoo!

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 05:26 PM (0OP+5)

388 but for sure go with lustau or la gitana. Don't go with the low end stuff because spain does send some low end stuff. Sherry it is not for everyone, you need to try it and give it a fair chance. But if you like those, you will find other brands. "if not I am here and will always give my two cents if i am around.

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 05:26 PM (Ks/+3)

389 Speaking of sherry...

When I was college age, for an aperitif, I would have Dry Sack sherry on ice with a squeeze of lime.

That was me being all sophisticated and such. I must've read it somewhere as "Theh ing" to drink. Probably in Playboy.

It wan't bad. The sourness of the lime cut the sweetness. Despite the name, Dry Sack isn't dry.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 19, 2021 05:26 PM (5NkmN)

390 5 Had to search "flying saucer ice cream." Never heard the term before.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

___________

Me too. Turns out to be an ice cream sandwich, which I mostly used to get from Dairy Queen. Might not be the best ice cream, but Dairy Queen sandwiches have better cookies in the sandwich than many you can buy in a store.

Posted by: MW at September 19, 2021 05:26 PM (u33s0)

391 That's it? No Platinum Membership?
Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 05:09 PM (ju2Fy)

[rummages around in pockets]


I present to you, one genuine lint membership.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 05:23 PM


Oh look at Mister Hoody Toddy gettin the lint membership. I remember back in the day you had to save Ace's life to get the lint membership and now they are tossing them about like candy.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 05:26 PM (JUOKG)

392 Oh look at Mister Hoody Toddy gettin the lint membership. I remember back in the day you had to save Ace's life to get the lint membership and now they are tossing them about like candy.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 05:26 PM (JUOKG)
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Lint? You had lint? We used to DREAM of having lint!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 05:28 PM (MVjcR)

393 nurse with a well placed kidney punch.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:28 PM (2XkiP)

394 I have a bottle of port, probably had 25 years in basement, waiting for some occasion.
Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 05:22 PM (2JoB


You can actually overage port, so check out how long that one is good for.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 19, 2021 05:28 PM (5NkmN)

395 What did I win?

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 04:49 PM (ju2Fy)

A one year platinum membership with Troll-B-Gon and the ampersand utility.

And you don't have to eat any of Blake's cooking!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 05:22
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*blushes. bows. speechless*

Oh wait, I do have something to say. #FJB

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 19, 2021 05:30 PM (ju2Fy)

396 Earlier this week, I decided to have a scoop of cottage cheese with fresh blueberries and a bit of cinnamon for breakfast. Except I grabbed the chili powder instead of the cinnamon.

I cannot recommend that particular food combo to the Horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at September 19, 2021 05:31 PM (HabA/)

397 naturalfake, Thank you that was just the incentive I needed to open my last bottle of chocolate port.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:31 PM (2XkiP)

398 Blake doesn't boils his ribeyes in a plastic bag before he presents them to dinner guests.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 05:25 PM (U2p+3)

I take them out of that bag before I serve them!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 05:31 PM (Q9lwr)

399 Lint? You had lint? We used to DREAM of having lint!

We had to dig it out of our bellybutton and save it until mom could make us the only sweater we would have for the winter. And I had to share it with my brother.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 05:32 PM (nxdel)

400 Next Donna will put carrots in the chili...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 19, 2021 05:32 PM (22vP3)

401 Wondering if I should try calamari. The local pizza restaurant has it as an appetizer. I know it's squid, but can anyone give me a clue as to texture and taste?

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 19, 2021 05:32 PM (JJatH)

402 Time to make dinner!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 19, 2021 05:32 PM (ACi07)

403 naturalfake, Thank you that was just the incentive I needed to open my last bottle of chocolate port.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:31 PM (2XkiP)


Always glad to be of service.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 19, 2021 05:33 PM (5NkmN)

404 399 Lint? You had lint? We used to DREAM of having lint!

We had to dig it out of our bellybutton and save it until mom could make us the only sweater we would have for the winter. And I had to share it with my brother.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 05:32 PM (nxdel)
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Bellybuttons? You had bellybuttons?!

Posted by: Weasel at September 19, 2021 05:33 PM (MVjcR)

405 Ben Had:

Put me in coach....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 19, 2021 05:33 PM (jvt6t)

406 Calamari rings are good.

Squid on a pizza, oh hell no.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 19, 2021 05:33 PM (22vP3)

407 Easy job! Buy a garbage disposal unit, rip out your old one, probably bending some pipe or connection below sink along with the electrical connection, take the new one, find out that new one doesn't exactly fit connection below sink or the electrical wires don't reach your connections or the hook up requires a greater wattage, then go and get new all new connection, twist in, then run water into disposal that will dribble water out of that connection all into your kitchen and short your electrical connection, finally call a real plumber that does this shit for a living, costing you twice what you already paid, thinking that you, Mr. accounting/dweb guy, could just read things over the interwebs and do things just like people who have done this job for 30 years - and ultimately learn a fucking life lesson.

Posted by: Boswell at September 19, 2021 05:34 PM (5iUNf)

408 I don't get the peanut butter thing,that truly threw me for a loop. But people love what they love and no chance I am going to get between a man and his mom
Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 04:48


lol. A girl and her mom. I suspect mom grew up with it because they used slim bacon and used peanut butter for more protein, came from the depression.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 05:35 PM (Kx3kq)

409 Speaking of icecream, what ever happened to ice milk and frozen yogurt, Many were buying it thinking it must be better for you than real icecream. Sort of like oleo being better than butter, so they said at the time.

Posted by: Colin at September 19, 2021 05:35 PM (iTUCF)

410 nurse with a well placed kidney punch.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:28 PM (2XkiP)

The mouth on that one!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 05:36 PM (Q9lwr)

411 I have a carboy each of white and red wine I made in 03. I just keep topping off the airlocks. I wonder if I have 12 gallons of vinegar some nice wine. Never tasted for fear of leaving an air space.

Posted by: dartist at September 19, 2021 05:36 PM (+ya+t)

412 Wondering if I should try calamari. The local pizza restaurant has it as an appetizer. I know it's squid, but can anyone give me a clue as to texture and taste?

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 19, 2021 05:32 PM


Fried calamari is very good when it is done right, it is rarely done right. Never get it to go.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 05:38 PM (JUOKG)

413 A body has been found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Teton County coroner tells me. That's where searches have been underway for #vanlife influencer Gabby Petito
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I didn't even know she was sick!

Posted by: Norm at September 19, 2021 05:39 PM (buTO7)

414 I will have to dig out that port and find out.
Having Aberfeldy single malt for this food thread finish

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 05:39 PM (2JoB8)

415 Infidel, my mom hated peanut butter. It was the rare thing during the war that was plentiful and she ate it to just have something to eat. Never touched after the war was over.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 05:39 PM (nxdel)

416 Peanut butter. George Washington Carver, because he was a son of slaves and was willing to preach bettering yourself through education and hard work, pretty much got unpersoned. Had a ballistic missile sub named after him. Never happen today.

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 05:39 PM (0OP+5)

417 I opened a 2001 bottle of Chablis. YUK, wouldn't even make a good vinegar.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:40 PM (2XkiP)

418 I'm gonna be a downer. I'm not a fan of ice cream or really anything in the sweets category. Put a meat and cheese tray out in front of me tho watch out.

Posted by: Molly k. at September 19, 2021 05:40 PM (H1AD2)

419 Can't watch much of it but Dr Zhivago is on TCM
The misery of Communism never gets old

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 05:41 PM (2JoB8)

420 I wanted to replace my electric in-cabinet oven - Had some guy tell me a couple of months ago - Easy job! Just pry out the old oven, toss on curb, lift new oven in place, rewire as directed, and wa-la! New Oven!

I was smart enough to say nope...took the appliance crew three hours and three guys to take out and install a new oven...never, ever listen to someone tell you something you have never done is easy peasy....

Posted by: Boswell at September 19, 2021 05:41 PM (5iUNf)

421 Gabby Petito
Sad. An outcome we knew was coming. Now FBI is saying it is her, her body.

Posted by: MikeM at September 19, 2021 05:41 PM (xbR8Y)

422  I know it's squid, but can anyone give me a clue as to texture and taste?

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 19, 2021 05:32 PM

It's pretty mild, and when prepared correctly It's tender but with a bit of firmness. And as Mr. Scott says, it is best eaten hot!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 05:41 PM (Q9lwr)

423 The mouth on that one!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September

I am not a flounder!

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 05:41 PM (U2p+3)

424 Not many wines age well, chianti some can

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 05:42 PM (2JoB8)

425 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 19, 2021 05:42 PM (TdMsT)

426 CBD, do you have a warming drawer in your kitchen?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:43 PM (2XkiP)

427 Infidel, my mom hated peanut butter. It was the rare thing during the war that was plentiful and she ate it to just have something to eat. Never touched after the war was over.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 05:39 PM


Back in the day before food stamps and EBT cards we would get government surplus food. Had to go to the warehouse place and stand in line and we got what they had, and they always had peanut butter.


Huge green cardboard cans of the stuff that had 2-3 inches of oil on the top that you had to stir up to make it semi edible. I haven't eaten peanut butter since then, probably 55 years ago.


I do enjoy the peanut butter cookies the wife makes though.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 05:43 PM (JUOKG)

428 401 Wondering if I should try calamari. The local pizza restaurant has it as an appetizer. I know it's squid, but can anyone give me a clue as to texture and taste?

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 19, 2021 05:32 PM (JJatH)
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Prepared properly, it's kind of reminiscent of scallops but a bit fishier maybe? It's quite good. However, if it's overcooked at ALL, it's like trying to eat a handful of rubberbands.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 19, 2021 05:43 PM (lNHqD)

429 I'm gonna be a downer. I'm not a fan of ice cream or really anything in the sweets category. Put a meat and cheese tray out in front of me tho watch out.
Posted by: Molly k.

Are you being held hostage somewhere ?

Posted by: JT at September 19, 2021 05:43 PM (arJlL)

430 {{{Jewells}}} dahlin.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 19, 2021 05:43 PM (TdMsT)

431 Good evening Ladyl

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 05:43 PM (2JoB8)

432 Ladyl, there you are!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:44 PM (2XkiP)

433 {{Ladyl}}!!! Hope all is well in your corner of the world!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 05:44 PM (nxdel)

434 Wondering if I should try calamari. The local pizza restaurant has it as an appetizer. I know it's squid, but can anyone give me a clue as to texture and taste?

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 19, 2021 05:32 PM (JJatH)


IMO, at most restaurants, done properly, it's relatively neutral. The real pleasure is the coating from the deep frying plus whatever dipping sauce you use (marinara, etc.).

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 05:45 PM (ZSK0i)

435 Plus the texture...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 19, 2021 05:46 PM (ZSK0i)

436 jeesh, when I was a littl kid I was taught that G. W. Carver was something like a demigod ... how times have changed, amirite ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 19, 2021 05:46 PM (jDHSU)

437 Peanut butter. George Washington Carver

lol. I was lazy in grade school because I was bored. We were assigned to to a report on a famous person and let go in the library. So, I'm looking for a book on George Washington and the first one I yank off the shelf was about George Washington Carver. I was fascinated and that started my love of books. Much admiration for Carver. Amazing man.

Posted by: Infidel at September 19, 2021 05:46 PM (Kx3kq)

438 Thanks to all for the calamari advice. I think I shall try it and a pizza (separately!) for supper tomorrow. The pizza place that makes this calamari appetizer has a very good reputation in the area, so I should be pretty safe.

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 19, 2021 05:47 PM (JJatH)

439 Calamari is like 2 minutes in boiling water and quick into ice water for salads in my experience. Almost always overcooked in restaurants around here. Great with shrimp in a seafood salad.

Posted by: dartist at September 19, 2021 05:48 PM (+ya+t)

440 Can't watch much of it but Dr Zhivago is on TCM
The misery of Communism never gets old
Posted by: Skip
-------
After pointedly reminding Dr. Zhivago that he's "been listening to rumormongers, Comrade. There is no typhus in our city," the delegate shortly thereafter has Zhivago pulled from work to discreetly diagnose an ill man in the house.
Zhivago: Why? Is it typhus?
Zhivago: (after inspecting patient) It isn't typhus. It's another disease we don't have in Moscow: starvation.
Delegate: That seems to give you satisfaction.
Zhivago: It would give me satisfaction to hear you admit it.
Delegate: Would it? Why?
Zhivago: Because it is so.
Delegate: Your attitude is noticed, you know. Oh, yes, it's been noticed!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 19, 2021 05:48 PM (ELgVT)

441 Had whole squid (less tentacles and head) stuffed with blue crab dressing, light breading, maybe panko. Good meal.

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 05:48 PM (0OP+5)

442 I have eaten enough peanut butter to sink a battleship but I now love sunflower butter even better.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:49 PM (2XkiP)

443
Gabby Petito
Sad. An outcome we knew was coming. Now FBI is saying it is her, her body.

Posted by: MikeM at September 19, 2021 05:41 PM


see? Cannibal Bob was right

had the boyfriend remembered to pack some fava beans & a nice chianti...

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 19, 2021 05:49 PM (DUIap)

444 Best calamari I had was some local place in the river market in Kansas City. Excellent. Don't know if they are even still around.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 19, 2021 05:50 PM (nxdel)

445 "I take it that some of you never sang the 'Pawpaw Song' in elementary school."
___________________

"Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch!"

Oh God, I actually remember that.

Posted by: MW at September 19, 2021 05:50 PM (u33s0)

446 We have a gas station around here that sells their own brand of icecream in the full half gallon size, not the downsized half gallon you see in the stores. Not bad for gas station icecream, better than gas station sushi.

Posted by: Colin at September 19, 2021 05:51 PM (iTUCF)

447 Calamari is only as good as the coating and cooking method.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 19, 2021 05:51 PM (U2p+3)

448 Calamari is only as good as the coating and cooking method.
Posted by: nurse ratched
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In many ways, this is the story of okra.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 19, 2021 05:53 PM (vOGqy)

449 In Lucifers Hammer by Pournelle and Niven, the young kids were paid a rat bounty, so much per rat caught. Kept the rats from eating precious seed stock plus the rats went in the stewpot. Protein, baby!

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 05:54 PM (0OP+5)

450 Had whole squid (less tentacles and head) stuffed with blue crab dressing, light breading, maybe panko. Good meal.

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 05:48 PM


Squid is fish bait. Caught a 63 pound Cubera snapper using squid for bait when I was in Cuba. The fish was very tasty.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 05:54 PM (JUOKG)

451 I think I'll be safe, Nurse. I happened to think of calling my sister -- don't normally think of her ordering take-out, because her husband is a marvelous cook. But she said that while Napoli's isn't the best, it's far from the worst they've had, and thanked me for reminding her they had it.

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 19, 2021 05:56 PM (JJatH)

452 CBD, do you have a warming drawer in your kitchen?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:43 PM (2XkiP)

Yes, I do!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 19, 2021 05:56 PM (Q9lwr)

453 407 Easy job! Buy a garbage disposal unit, rip out your old one, probably bending some pipe or connection below sink along with the electrical connection, take the new one, find out that new one doesn't exactly fit connection below sink or the electrical wires don't reach your connections or the hook up requires a greater wattage, then go and get new all new connection, twist in, then run water into disposal that will dribble water out of that connection all into your kitchen and short your electrical connection, finally call a real plumber that does this shit for a living, costing you twice what you already paid, thinking that you, Mr. accounting/dweb guy, could just read things over the interwebs and do things just like people who have done this job for 30 years - and ultimately learn a fucking life lesson.
Posted by: Boswell at September 19, 2021 05:34 PM

Did you mean this for the other thread, when I mentioned my garbage disposal is leaking like a sieve?

Or are you talking about why it's thriftier to throw Blake's food in the garbage than destroy the disposal?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 19, 2021 05:56 PM (/+bwe)

454 Best fried calamari I ever had was in Mola di Bari.

By the way, friends don't let friends eat pizza joint calamari.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 19, 2021 05:56 PM (Tckfm)

455 I have eaten enough peanut butter to sink a battleship but I now love sunflower butter even better.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:49 PM


* making plans for the TxMoMe *

Do you like it more than pecan butter?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 19, 2021 05:57 PM (a3Q+t)

456 CBD, is that not the greatest thing ever?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:57 PM (2XkiP)

457 Squid is fish bait. Caught a 63 pound Cubera snapper using squid for bait when I was in Cuba. The fish was very tasty.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 05:54
Well, Mister Scott, I had a octopus with a head no bigger than my fist damn near drown me while I was snorkeling at GITMO in the late 60's. I figure every one of his cousins I eat is revenge multiplied.

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 05:57 PM (0OP+5)

458 Grew up in northern NJ where I grew up on a steady diet of Carvel and Dairy Queen, both being within a short bike ride of home. Great memories of Mister-Misties, Fudgy the Whale and the aforementioned Flying Saucers. I still have opportunities to taste test Dairy Queen soft serve but have to say, Rita's Frozen Custard is superior to my taste-buds....

Posted by: spike at September 19, 2021 05:58 PM (VxxX3)

459 429 I'm gonna be a downer. I'm not a fan of ice cream or really anything in the sweets category. Put a meat and cheese tray out in front of me tho watch out.
Posted by: Molly k.

Are you being held hostage somewhere ?

Posted by: JT at
............


......psst...don't drink coffee either.

Posted by: Molly k. at September 19, 2021 05:58 PM (H1AD2)

460 >>> Tillamook ice cream!!

Another thumbs up for Tillamook.

Posted by: fluffy at September 19, 2021 05:58 PM (UnQlg)

461 Well, Mister Scott, I had a octopus with a head no bigger than my fist damn near drown me while I was snorkeling at GITMO in the late 60's. I figure every one of his cousins I eat is revenge multiplied.

Posted by: Eromero at September 19, 2021 05:57 PM


You shouldn't have been messing with the locals.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 19, 2021 05:59 PM (JUOKG)

462 Duncanthrax, nothing in this world is better than your pecan butter.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 19, 2021 05:59 PM (2XkiP)

463 Squids are also good Grotopotomus and Bremelo bait.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 19, 2021 06:00 PM (a3Q+t)

464 Evening.

Posted by: Robert *Be Ungovernable* - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 19, 2021 06:01 PM (1Yy3c)

465 nood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 19, 2021 06:01 PM (jDHSU)

466 GUN NOOD IS UP

Posted by: Skip at September 19, 2021 06:01 PM (2JoB8)

467 & thx for the Food Thread, CBD !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 19, 2021 06:02 PM (jDHSU)

468 Hrothgars sandwich: would eat

Blake ingredients: too many potatoes, definitely not enough butter, but would definitely volunteer to taste test.

Admin note: sorry, cannot do possessive correctly. If I type in an apostrophe Pixyware disapproves.

Posted by: fluffy at September 19, 2021 06:03 PM (UnQlg)

469 Ice cream is of the Devil.

Hail Satan!

HEB has really good store brand ice cream.

Posted by: Robert *Be Ungovernable* - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 19, 2021 06:06 PM (1Yy3c)

470 I figure every one of his cousins I eat is revenge multiplied.
Posted by: Eromero
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The same way that I feel about dandelion greens.

Hmm, Another great comment, shot down...as it were.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 19, 2021 06:19 PM (AytXr)

471 Quint, in 2012 I bought a gallon jug of sherry for $5.00 at Grocery Outlet.

It is still in the fruit room. What do you think it would pair with?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 19, 2021 05:17 PM (ssx3L)

sobriety?

Posted by: Quint at September 19, 2021 06:28 PM (Ks/+3)

472 Damn that ice cream looks good. I like different flavors but just can't hey into this whole "ice cream with giant cake chunks inside" i eat ice cream because i want ice cream (small little things in it are fine)

I haven't been satisfied with most store stuff. The Talenti gelato is pretty good, if you can hey out on sale instead of $10 pint, but everything else is a bummer around here. We have a few local homemade shops that are great, but being in a city and homemade it's again pretty expensive.

Posted by: Rbastid at September 19, 2021 07:55 PM (9953X)

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