Food Thread: Bacon, Books, And Bourbon

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I have been buying thick-cut bacon recently. Why? Because I am a red-blooded American and it is my God-given right!

And I like the texture. Thin bacon is fun when it is crispy; the texture is marvelous! But I think the thick stuff provides more flavor, and I like the chewiness combined with the crispy exterior.

I went a little overboard though; I have 10 pounds of bacon right now. That's a hell of a good feeling.

Unfortunately I do not have a bacon wench to serve it, like at the Texas MoMe, but I'll make due.

Speaking of the MoMe...aside from the food, which was excellent and abundant, I was struck by how nice...how American...the Horde is. It was a true pleasure to see old friends and meet new ones, and it was made possible by our very own Ben Had, who is the consummate hostess and party planner, and Bob and Jennifer, who opened their lovely home and ranch to a bunch of lunatics, literally with open arms!

More anon, but I am getting on a plane, so...enjoy!!

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Pumpkin Spice is of the devil. It's ubiquitous this time of year, and if anything it seems to be getting more common, if that's even possible. I was poking around the internet a few days ago, looking for interesting cocktails for you maniacs to try, and it was difficult to find seasonal drinks that didn't have pumpkin spice in them. Come on! I get that it makes sense with bourbon or rye, but a coffee and pumpkin spice martini? That's overkill. Or pukeworthy.
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Fine...here's a simple cocktail for people who love cinnamon, which is the most interesting ingredient in pumpkin spice anyway. I'm not sure I would call it a cinnamon old fashioned, because it really isn't one, but if you need a pumpkin spice fix that isn't redolent of a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, give it a try.
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England is probably lost, but any country that makes Steak pie can't be totally unsalvageable. Besides, They had me at suet puff-pastry crust.
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It's late October! How the hell did that happen?

And that means before you know it Christmas and Hanukah will be upon us and because the odds of the supply chain miraculously righting itself are long, it's probably time to think about gifts. But not just any gifts...How about cook books? And books about cooking? And books about the chemistry of cooking? And encyclopedias of food?

There may be a trend there...

Anyway, here are two shelves at Dildo Estates with a seemingly random assortment of cook books and such. I have two other shelves of books in other parts of the house, so I might mention something that isn't visible, but everything I will suggest has gotten the Dildo seal of approval. And those links are not to Amazon. In the future I will try to link to places whose corporate culture is not quite so antithetical to everything most of us believe.

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Oooh! Let's start with the Joy of Cooking! It's a great reference for the basics of American cooking, from baking potatoes to pie crusts to boiling a lobster to all sorts of weird stuff you would never consider eating, but will enjoy reading about. The older the edition, the stranger the food.

The Balthazar Cook Book is an absolutely spectacular French Bistro cook book. The directions are clear, the photos are good, and the food is uniformly pleasing.

The Classic Italian Cookbook, by Marcella Hazan is wonderful in every way. She is your aunt with the kind soul and the offbeat demeanor teaching you excellent Italian cooking. Unfortunately it is pricey, but she has several other books that may be less expensive.

Balaboosta says it's Mediterranean cooking, but it really is Israeli -- which means North African and Eastern European and Middle Eastern as well. Why did I buy this cook book? Because I ate at her first take-out joint in the West Village, and it was a revelation.

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Pat Lafrieda is an owner of the eponymous meat packing company that has exploded into a huge and successful high-end butcher that supplies hundreds of restaurants all over the country. And the guy knows Meat. And not just how to choose it, cut it, and age it. The dude can cook too!

Thomas Keller, of French Laundry and Per Se fame has taken a lot of heat in the last several years. His NYC restaurant has faded, in part because of a brutal and probably unfair review by the NYT. But Ad Hoc At Home is still an amazing book for those of you who enjoy meticulous, high-end cooking that has its roots in classical cuisine and technique.

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen is indispensable for geeks (like me) and non-geeks alike. I often pick it up and open it to a random page just because he writes well!

La Cuisine by Raymond Oliver is classic French cooking at its best. It's not necessarily the sort of cook book for everyday, but as a glimpse at why the French are still taken seriously in the world of cooking it is hard to beat, even though it's probably 50 years old. But Oliver was no fan of Nouvelle Cuisine...he liked butter and fat and rich foods, which speaks well of him!

This is as much a lighthearted romp through the minds of some very odd and probably disturbed people, but the recipes in The Deplorable Gourmet are pretty solid stuff. Nothing froufrou mind you, and there is at least one glaring omission...no panda hash! But the recipes are good American cooking in all of its weird glory.

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I have no idea why this recipe caught my attention. I usually don't eat pastry, and I am not a fan of apples. But for some reason, maybe the appetizing photos, I clicked on it, and it loks like a really good recipe!
big apple crumb cake
So who is going to make it for me?
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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 Bacon!

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 03:02 PM (2JoB8)

2 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 03:02 PM (JUOKG)

3 stopped to read the content.....

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 03:02 PM (JUOKG)

4 I discovered that I am a victim of socialism last week. Milk in Alabama is at least $3.50 and closer to $4 for name brands. I was in South Carolina and their milk is less than $2, and $1.25 a gallon at Aldis.

Fucking price supports.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 24, 2021 03:03 PM (rdbLX)

Posted by: G'rump928(c) repeats himself at October 24, 2021 03:03 PM (rdbLX)

5 Picked a couple ripe Anaheim peppers Friday, so going to ,are a burrito filling with them and ground beef

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 03:04 PM (2JoB8)

6 I ate a lot of bacon yesterday....*burp*...excuse me!

Posted by: lin-duh at October 24, 2021 03:04 PM (UUBmN)

7 Had a thick cut bacon, egg and cheese bagel this morning. Stacking it was a chore. Eating it was bliss.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 03:05 PM (BFigT)

8 Gotta sous vide that shit.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at October 24, 2021 03:05 PM (sJHOI)

9 Hey everybody! Hey Food Thread! Thanks CBD!

CBD, looks like you use the same wooden boxes as bookshelves that I do.

Also funny that bourbon comes up. I've been looking for a great recipe for bourbon baked beans. The wing fast food place, Wing Stop (now Thigh Stop, soon to be Foot/Neck/Gizzard Stop) had fantastic BBB, but stopped serving 'em about two years ago, da bastards!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:06 PM (L2ZTs)

10 I have 10 pounds of bacon right now. That's a hell of a good feeling.

ROAD TRIP! I'll bring the beer.

Posted by: NR Pax at October 24, 2021 03:06 PM (BPhfN)

11 Gotta sous vide that shit.
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah
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Speaking of sous vide...
one time at the TXMoMe....

Posted by: lin-duh at October 24, 2021 03:07 PM (UUBmN)

12 Mario Batali?

F*#k that dude, in particular

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at October 24, 2021 03:07 PM (sJHOI)

13 If you enjoy baking Christmas cookies, I highly recommend Rose Levy Berenbaum's Christmas Cookie Cookbook. It is beautiful, with gorgeous pictures of her creations, but even better, the recipes work. They are good, well explained and the end product is sure to bring you compliments and expectations of giant platters of sugary goodness at the next Christmas party. I've made almost everything in the book, except for the gingerbread Notre Dame, and it's all been excellent.

Posted by: Moki at October 24, 2021 03:07 PM (JrN/x)

14 I would like to make some great bourbon baked beans, then throw in some slices of hot links and maybe other sausages such as andouille. Call it old fashioned grown-up Beans & Franks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:07 PM (L2ZTs)

15 Only 10 pounds of bacon??? We've been buying from a commercial meat supplier, and have a little over 35 pounds in the freezer, down from 45. We like bacon.

Posted by: Toni at October 24, 2021 03:07 PM (PgM6e)

16 Pumpkin Spice is of the devil.


Hate it!

Posted by: Tami at October 24, 2021 03:07 PM (cF8AT)

17 Ground beef is up to $6/lb. but ground pork is down to $3/lb. here.
Going with the pork, obviously.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 24, 2021 03:07 PM (vuisn)

18 I guess this is the time for me to come out and admit my Pumpkin Spice addiction.

No, I don't need it on or in everything. I'm not gonna eat pumpkin spice ribs or other savories. But I do love the drinks at least. Something about the PET Milk flavor, I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:09 PM (L2ZTs)

19 Great food thread CBD.
Mrs D has whipped up a pinto bean and ham soup. Smells delicious and now the corn bread is coming together.

Trying to decide what martini would go with this...???

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 03:09 PM (axyOa)

20 PS: safe flight!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 03:09 PM (axyOa)

21 I've made almost everything in the book, except for the gingerbread Notre Dame, and it's all been excellent.

Posted by: Moki at October 24, 2021 03:07 PM (JrN/x)

I did that once, but I burned it. By accident!!!

Posted by: Muslin Janitor at October 24, 2021 03:10 PM (7bRMQ)

22 Also, if CBD ever becomes a vampire, you can ward him off by putting this on your French toast:

https://tinyurl.com/28ykspmd

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:11 PM (L2ZTs)

23 Pumpkin Spice is of the devil.

I dunno, PS donuts are good. Also toasted coconut donuts.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 24, 2021 03:11 PM (7bRMQ)

24 I went a little overboard though; I have 10 pounds of bacon right now. That's a hell of a good feeling.


Piker, I have at least 15 pounds of Walmart great value thick cut bacon in the fridge/freezer right now.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 03:11 PM (JUOKG)

25 I guess this is the time for me to come out and admit my Pumpkin Spice addiction.

No, I don't need it on or in everything. I'm not gonna eat pumpkin spice ribs or other savories. But I do love the drinks at least. Something about the PET Milk flavor, I guess.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:09 PM (L2ZTs)


The first step toward recovery is to acknowledge you have a problem.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 03:12 PM (axyOa)

26 I am hearing that Krispy Kreme's pumpkin spice donuts are to die for...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:12 PM (L2ZTs)

27 Boneless rib-eye dropped from $23.99/lb to $21.99/lb at our store.

Posted by: davidt at October 24, 2021 03:13 PM (gw0nT)

28 Diogenes, oh boy an official intervention!

CBD should be here any minute with his cross and garlic. "The power of Sous Vide compels you! The power of Sous Vide compels you!!..." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:13 PM (L2ZTs)

29 Something about the PET Milk flavor, I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:09 PM (L2ZTs)

PET MILK!?! You milk pets for your own enjoyment!!!

Posted by: PETA at October 24, 2021 03:13 PM (7bRMQ)

30 Bacon is too expensive now. Thanks, Joe.

Posted by: wth at October 24, 2021 03:14 PM (v0R5T)

31 PET MILK!?! You milk pets for your own enjoyment!!!
Posted by: PETA at October 24, 2021 03:13 PM (7bRMQ)



You promised me dog or hiyah!

Posted by: Mayor Quimby at October 24, 2021 03:14 PM (rdbLX)

32 I try to buy thick cut/center cut bacon when I see it.

But like Seka once said, "I like it all!".

Oh look, martini time. One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 24, 2021 03:14 PM (R/m4+)

33 CBD should be here any minute with his cross and garlic. "The power of Sous Vide compels you! The power of Sous Vide compels you!!..." ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:13 PM (L2ZTs)


Snort!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 03:15 PM (axyOa)

34 > Trying to decide what martini would go with this...???

For the life of me I cannot think of anything a Martini does not go with.

YMMV

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 03:16 PM (BFigT)

35 Why did every city dweller make funny faces and not want to eat when the Beverly Hillbillies said they were having sow belly? It's bacon, ain't it?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 24, 2021 03:16 PM (7bRMQ)

36 Boneless pork rectums are still $0.99/pound.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 03:17 PM (BFigT)

37 You promised me dog or hiyah!

Posted by: Mayor Quimby at October 24, 2021 03:14 PM (rdbLX)

Sorry, rats were cheaper.

Posted by: School Milk Suppliers at October 24, 2021 03:18 PM (7bRMQ)

38 For the life of me I cannot think of anything a Martini does not go with.

YMMV
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 03:16 PM (BFigT)


You do make a good point.
Must experiment!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 03:19 PM (axyOa)

39 Lin-duh,
You and your daughter freaking ROCKED the giveaway.

How fun! Please relay to her I'm sad I missed watching her shoot out the lights yesterday.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 03:19 PM (U2p+3)

40 >>Let's start with the Joy of Cooking! It's a great reference for the basics of American cooking, from baking potatoes to pie crusts to boiling a lobster

If you need a recipe to boil a lobster maybe stick to pop tarts.

1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil.
2. Toss in lobster.
3. Drink a rum and tonic.
4. Remove lobster and eat.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 24, 2021 03:19 PM (ZLI7S)

41 Lin-Duh, please let me know how the cooking lard turned out.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 03:20 PM (lJmmt)

42 "Well don't try a martini with a hemlock chaser." - Socrates.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 24, 2021 03:20 PM (7MK7t)

43 PET MILK!?! You milk pets for your own enjoyment!!!
Posted by: PETA at October 24, 2021 03:13 PM (7bRMQ)


I learned how from Dr Fauci!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:20 PM (L2ZTs)

44 There are really two I use: The Homemade Kitchen by Alana Chernilla and The Kitchen Ecosystem by Eugenia Bone. I did just buy Backcountry Eats by Kevin Ride. He has a You Tube channel called Kevin Outdoors. He dehydrates his own backpack meals and they are not the usual thing. I am going to unpack my dehydrator and try some of this.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 24, 2021 03:20 PM (YynYJ)

45 We have about 45 # of bacon in the freezer, too.
About 30# are still in cryovac, though.
Bellies! Costco, still just $3.99/#. Wonder what their source is? Some entity that isn't using the belly, fer sure.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:21 PM (Foq6I)

46 Pet milk because PETA milk is sour and runny.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 24, 2021 03:21 PM (7MK7t)

47 I'm beginning to think numerous Hordies, including CBD, all own their own whole butcher shop...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:21 PM (L2ZTs)

48 Lin-Duh, please let me know how the cooking lard turned out.
Posted by: Some Rat
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I will!! I'll use it for my Thanksgiving baking. Thank you!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at October 24, 2021 03:22 PM (UUBmN)

49

Oysters raw, baked, and fried chez Miklos ce soir.

But first...le Martini.

Posted by: Miklos will be pleased at October 24, 2021 03:22 PM (QzkSJ)

50 I'm going to smoke bacon for dinner. I love it smoked.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 03:22 PM (cSyAR)

51 Northernlurker, how do you find rolling papers for bacon??

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:22 PM (L2ZTs)

52 Not bacon, but equally good...

The lovely and delightful Mrs naturalfake is prepping to make a batch of tonkatsu tonight. Often that goes along with some fried okra, but tonight we'll have fresh onion rings and french fries.

Yum! And remember folks, Bulldog "Vegetable and Fruit Sauce" is the best tonkatsu sauce.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 03:22 PM (5NkmN)

53 The buy one, get one free pork shoulder roast was about 15.5 pounds of mest to process. It was $5.59 a pound, so I think I did okay with the reduced price. I need to put it up with the Food Saver.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 24, 2021 03:23 PM (YynYJ)

54 I learned how from Dr Fauci!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:20 PM (L2ZTs)

Oh, that's ok then. He's a hero!

Posted by: PETA at October 24, 2021 03:23 PM (7bRMQ)

55 Safe travels! Bacon is part of the Horde appeal.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 03:23 PM (jvt6t)

56 Unfortunately I do not have a bacon wench to serve it, like at the Texas MoMe, but I'll make due.

I mean, I could be persuaded. I hear sous vide bacon is pretty good.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 03:23 PM (wrwK7)

57 Also I wanna try the bacon from this place:

https://smokedmeats.com/pork-bacon.html

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:24 PM (L2ZTs)

58 Boneless pork rectums are still $0.99/pound.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 03:17 PM (BFigT)



I buy my boned pig by the roll.

https://bit.ly/3nnK5MO

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 24, 2021 03:24 PM (rdbLX)

59 Speaking of boned pig, hope Alec Baldwin likes his gourmet dinner in the joint.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:25 PM (L2ZTs)

60 I consumed enough good food over the last few days to last until the end of the year. Omg. So good!

Ben Had is amazing.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 03:25 PM (U2p+3)

61 lin-duh is the ultimate MC and she Has a "Prize Wench" T-shirt to prove it!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:25 PM (L0p0o)

62 Boneless pork rectum?

Someone bought an option on Mittels Rombley?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 24, 2021 03:25 PM (7MK7t)

63 ot but too much typing to leave.

2nd biggest pike I ever caught (13+ #) was trying to eat a little walleye that was trying to eat a minnow bottom fished off a little crappie pole on 4#line.
The hook caught in her mouth, the line came out the back behind their floating upper jaw bone thus missing all those teeth.

Took ten minutes to wear her out enough to net.

The big pike are females.

I released her but ate plenty of smaller pike. They smoke, bake, pickle and ceviche well. Just have to cut or eat around the Y bones.

Posted by: DaveA at October 24, 2021 03:25 PM (FhXTo)

64 Nurse,
Yes, so far I've been the only one brave enough or stupid enough to bring minor children to the TXMoMe. I'm surprised CPS hasn't come by to ask questions yet. She did try to finagle an original MisHum painting... maybe the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 24, 2021 03:25 PM (UUBmN)

65 My wife would have a fit if I brought home thin bacon.

Posted by: Eeyore at October 24, 2021 03:26 PM (7X3UV)

66 The hubs marked a bunch of recipes for me to make in the Taste of Home cookbook. Last one I made was goulash. Tasted great although I thought 2 medium onions seemed like a lot to 2lbs of meat. They cooked down so I thought ok. He ate the balance of the goulash as the onions didn't particularly agree with my digestion.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 24, 2021 03:26 PM (2NHgQ)

67 https://smokedmeats.com/pork-bacon.html
Jeebus! And I thought Burgers Smoked Meats were high!
Again, Costco. $3.99/#.
Measured dry cure.
Smoke it for 3 hours.
Enjoy.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:26 PM (Foq6I)

68 Eeyore, hmmm.

"Honey, I have bad news. I gotta confess to you, I've been having an affair with my secretary at work for the past five years. Also all I could find at the store was thin bacon."

"You brought home THIN BACON??!!!!!"...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:27 PM (L2ZTs)

69 Safe travels! Bacon is part of the Horde appeal.

Posted by: Jak Sucio


My goodness the food! Any 5 star restaurant would give it's left nut to serve food the way the horde does. Spectacular! (Or my 90% canned goods diet has completely jacked me up)

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 03:27 PM (lJmmt)

70 Jak Sucio's pozole was amazing. The guy can cook! He's pretty handy on the dance floor too.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:28 PM (L0p0o)

71 Just as long as that 5-star don't serve left nut on the menu.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 24, 2021 03:29 PM (7MK7t)

72

"Just where are the nipples on a cat, Focker?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 24, 2021 03:29 PM (s2VJv)

73 (Or my 90% canned goods diet has completely jacked me up)
Posted by: Some Rat
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Your not supposed to eat the can...you take the food out and discard the actual can...

Posted by: lin-duh at October 24, 2021 03:29 PM (UUBmN)

74 MkY, in fairness that place's bacon has always been on the expensive side. They smoke everything with mahogany, not hickory.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:29 PM (L2ZTs)

75 UGH ... Recently saw a recipe for pumpkin spiced salmon ... Good Lord, NO WAY!!!

Posted by: Kathy at October 24, 2021 03:29 PM (h3RRP)

76 Northern Pike are one of the world's best fish to eat.

Posted by: davidt at October 24, 2021 03:29 PM (gw0nT)

77 Posted by: lin-duh at October 24, 2021 03:25 PM (UUBmN)

A few people tried to barter for that painting. She's a hoot!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 03:29 PM (jvt6t)

78 Kathy: kill it with fire!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:30 PM (L2ZTs)

79 That there js about $4000 worth of bacon.

Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at October 24, 2021 03:30 PM (buTO7)

80 Also there's new reporting that Dr Fauci is linked to development of the mystery "tuna" at Subway.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:30 PM (L2ZTs)

81 I don't eat bacon that often but do use it for seasoning. I buy those ends and pieces bundles of bacon. I have two so far, not sure of the poundage. I do have about 11 quarts of honey with more on the way next week.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 24, 2021 03:31 PM (YynYJ)

82 They smoke everything with mahogany, not hickory.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Can't say I've ever had mahogany, and probably never will, but we switched over to pecan about a year ago, and haven't left it yet. Did one batch of apple... so so. May have been the wood. A bit punky.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:31 PM (Foq6I)

83 Bacon: useful as a great food *and* a retirement plan!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:31 PM (L2ZTs)

84 Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:28 PM (L0p0o)

Thanks Ben Had. The joint was jumping.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 03:31 PM (jvt6t)

85 MkY, I wanna try that place, Mahogany Smoked Meats. Sounds good to me. But I never had any idea that the wood makes a huge difference.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:32 PM (L2ZTs)

86 Nurse gets flowers and a clean bed. I get a hug and "nice hair." Me: "shut up, it's humid in Texas."

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 03:32 PM (h02fy)

87 I consumed enough good food over the last few days to last until the end of the year. Omg. So good!

Ben Had is amazing.
Posted by: nurse ratched


Heh! I ate like I was going into hibernation.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 03:32 PM (lJmmt)

88 Kathy: kill it with fire!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:30 PM (L2ZTs)

Fire? Ok! Bang!

Posted by: AB, Producer at October 24, 2021 03:33 PM (7bRMQ)

89 Pukeworty..... lolol

Posted by: TXBoilermaker at October 24, 2021 03:33 PM (wTgxM)

90 The Joy of Cooking has been around for a long time. Sitting in the airport waiting for the flight, I can't check the original publishing date, but I think it was 1931.

If your version is old enough, the bird recipes for pheasant and duck start with illustrations how to clean the freshly killed birds.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 24, 2021 03:33 PM (FE2qA)

91 My Joy of Cooking is from the 1950s and has lots of recipes for a pressure cooker, plus it shows you how to skin various types of animals and process them for actual, you know, food. I absolutely love the recipes that call for lard, or suet, or other real foods that we really don't use often enough in "modern" cooking. Plus, it is the basic book mom used, and you can dress up any of the recipes therein and have great success.

After all, how else would you know to drench your turkey stuffing in bacon grease?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:33 PM (qvjMx)

92 I have been buying thick-cut bacon recently. Why? Because I am a red-blooded American and it is my God-given right!

And I like the texture. Thin bacon is fun when it is crispy; the texture is marvelous! But I think the thick stuff provides more flavor, and I like the chewiness combined with the crispy exterior.


That is exactly the way it comes at Kroger from the Butcher's case. Was $5.99 lb before August. No idea now. Closest Kroger is 40 miles away. Used to be 1/2 mile.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 24, 2021 03:33 PM (OCTRt)

93 > If you need a recipe to boil a lobster maybe stick to pop tarts.

LOL

Crab season in CA was like... where's the salt for my water?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 03:34 PM (BFigT)

94 YSAC is a very funny rabbit hole to dive into if you like that style of humor. Totes jealous of his material.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 24, 2021 03:34 PM (1t5dY)

95 Nurse gets flowers and a clean bed. I get a hug and "nice hair." Me: "shut up, it's humid in Texas."
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 03:32 PM (h02fy)

LMAO

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 03:34 PM (jvt6t)

96 "
Northern Pike are one of the world's best fish to eat.
Posted by: davidt"

We know.

Posted by: The Otters at October 24, 2021 03:34 PM (FhXTo)

97 I use cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and sometimes ginger in many recipes. Just made braised red cabbage that way. Didn't know I was so trendy.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 24, 2021 03:35 PM (2NHgQ)

98 Jordan61, another stellar performance as the Bacon Wench" Thank you so much.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:35 PM (L0p0o)

99 Hey, Ben Had. At some point you will have to send me an outline of how to host a MoMe, so I can reciprocate. I really wish we could have come down, but the coof laid us low this year. Luckily, we are all now immune, so it's safer to come to the AKMOME in July.

For those still enjoying the hangover, time to start planning ahead.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:36 PM (qvjMx)

100 qdpsteve. Try some Burgers, then, too. Dry cured. Hickory smoked.
You can smoke heavy, smoke light, whatever. The wood makes a sincere difference, but not much with a light smoke.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:36 PM (Foq6I)

101 British School Master:

There are 30 kids out after testing positive for coronavirus. And at the same time there are 14 students out suffering side effects from the vaccine.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:36 PM (yrol0)

102 Also there's new reporting that Dr Fauci is linked to development of the mystery "tuna" at Subway.
Posted by: qdpsteve


If you say it's beagle, I'm burning one down.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 24, 2021 03:36 PM (OCTRt)

103 If you say it's beagle, I'm burning one down.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 24, 2021 03:36 PM (OCTRt)

**vomits**

Dear God in Heaven, that breaks my heart.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:37 PM (qvjMx)

104 If you say it's beagle, I'm burning one down.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 24, 2021 03:36 PM (OCTRt)

Of course it's not beagle, it's the Great Pumpkin!

Posted by: L Van Pelt at October 24, 2021 03:37 PM (7bRMQ)

105 My favorite cookbook is "The Silver Palate."

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 03:38 PM (U2p+3)

106 rickb, I'd bet it's horse.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:38 PM (L2ZTs)

107 Jordan61, another stellar performance as the Bacon Wench" Thank you so much.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:35 PM (L0p0o)


It was an honor. Thank you for allowing me a repeat performance!

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 03:38 PM (h02fy)

108 So, does the bacon wench cook the bacon over the open fire, because I think we will do that over the open fire. It might attract bears, but that might be part of the entertainment.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:38 PM (qvjMx)

109 Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

The most important ingredient to a MoMe is Ben Had.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 03:39 PM (lJmmt)

110 Also there's new reporting that Dr Fauci is linked to development of the mystery "tuna" at Subway.
Posted by: qdpsteve

I don't know about subway tuna but I had a tuna steak, which I lightly smoked and then pan seared. I turned it into tuna tacos, which were delicious.
Of course that's IMHO.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 03:39 PM (cSyAR)

111 tcn, glady! I thinks it mainly the open bar that helps the most. (That was tongue in check, ya'll)

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:39 PM (L0p0o)

112 rickb, I'd bet it's horse.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 03:38 PM (L2ZTs)

Neigh

Posted by: Mr Ed at October 24, 2021 03:39 PM (7bRMQ)

113 I will say, that if you commit to making your own bacon, you're gonna need a meat-slicer.
We got lucky. I bought a commercial meat slicer from a deli going out of business years ago. Even tried to peddle it once or twice. Glad I was unsuccessful.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:39 PM (Foq6I)

114 Luckily, we are all now immune, so it's safer to come to the AKMOME in July.

For those still enjoying the hangover, time to start planning ahead.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:36 PM (qvjMx)


You're having an AKMOME? I'm in.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 03:40 PM (h02fy)

115 The most important ingredient to a MoMe is Ben Had.
Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 03:39 PM (lJmmt)

Okay then. When will she be reporting for duty?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:40 PM (qvjMx)

116 Define wrenching.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 03:41 PM (cSyAR)

117 There are 30 kids out after testing positive for coronavirus. And at the same time there are 14 students out suffering side effects from the vaccine.
Posted by: rhennigantx a


Two to one!! We are winning this fight!

Posted by: fauxie at October 24, 2021 03:41 PM (lJmmt)

118 111 tcn, glady! I thinks it mainly the open bar that helps the most. (That was tongue in check, ya'll)
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:39 PM (L0p0o)

DH is a legally accredited bar tender. Had to do that to throw a big party form my Dad's 90th birthday. We should be good, but make sure to bring what you like. We DO share, liberally.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:41 PM (qvjMx)

119 15

sorry make that 12 showed up for McAuliffe

https://tinyurl.com/6dkaabz2

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:41 PM (yrol0)

120 Making the Chef John from Food Wishes recipe for Oven Roasted chicken, sausage, potatoes, and peppers.

Farm-raised chicken, the only way to go for this

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at October 24, 2021 03:41 PM (sJHOI)

121 Ben Had is amazing.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 03:25 PM (U2p+3)

A universal truth.

Ben Had is truly loved by all.

What a magnificent person!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 24, 2021 03:42 PM (FE2qA)

122 Sadly the kids with Covid will all recover in a week, the kids with the Fake Vax might be in for a long time problems.

My wife has a massive cookbook How to Cook Anything
I think we have yet to find something not in it.

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 03:42 PM (2JoB8)

123 113 I will say, that if you commit to making your own bacon, you're gonna need a meat-slicer.
---
And good for leveling out high heels

Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM (buTO7)

124 My wife has a massive cookbook How to Cook Anything
I think we have yet to find something not in it.
Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 03:42 PM (2JoB

Walrus?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM (yrol0)

125 >>> 99 Hey, Ben Had. At some point you will have to send me an outline of how to host a MoMe, so I can reciprocate. I really wish we could have come down, but the coof laid us low this year. Luckily, we are all now immune, so it's safer to come to the AKMOME in July.

For those still enjoying the hangover, time to start planning ahead.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:36 PM (qvjMx)

I suspect our many gracious hosts would be happy to offer suggestions, some of which may be sincerely helpful as opposed to "Horde Medical Advice" level. WDS mentioned wanting to move the CO Morondezvous back to April to allow more time between the various events for those loons *shifty eyes* who want to hit as many as possible.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM (ACi07)

126 Farm-raised chicken, the only way to go for this

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at October 24, 2021 03:41 PM (sJHOI)

Dere sumtin wrong wit us? (snapping wings)

Posted by: Street Raised Chickens at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM (7bRMQ)

127 It might attract bears, but that might be part of the entertainment.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief


Heh!! A MoMe where we could invite some liberals.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM (lJmmt)

128 Some Rat, what a delight is was to meet you. I can't thank you enough for all of your help.

The TXMoMe is an incredible event because of all of YOU.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM (L0p0o)

129 So, does the bacon wench cook the bacon over the open fire, because I think we will do that over the open fire. It might attract bears, but that might be part of the entertainment.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:38 PM (qvjMx)


I don't do the cooking, just the serving. And the hip-checking of people trying to take more before it's their turn.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 03:44 PM (h02fy)

130 Boneless pork rectums are still $0.99/pound.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 03:17 PM


Bone-in goat rectums are to die for!

Posted by: Achmed al-Achmed at October 24, 2021 03:45 PM (a3Q+t)

131 AKMOME is scheduled for July, not sure about the exact dates, and will be held primarily on our new land outside of Willow, AK. 15946 W. Willow-Fishhook Rd for those who want to eyeball it on Googlemap, but there's not much there to look at. Hopefully by then we will have water and electricity, and a better driveway than the sandy mess we encountered trying to put the camper out there last weekend. No house, but we will have an outhouse, at a minimum. If we get enough responses, we will rent a yurt from Talkeetna and set up a nice big camp, and you can always rent a camper or drive your own up. For those who are less adventurous, there are places to stay in Wasilla or Willow or Talkeetna, too. I expect we will take a week off and do it up right. This should be after dipnetting, so there should be plenty of salmon to cook over the fire.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:45 PM (qvjMx)

132 It might attract bears, but that might be part of the entertainment.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

-----------

Like I'd fall for that shit again. You're just gonna pew pew my ass!

Posted by: A big brown bear at October 24, 2021 03:45 PM (kTF2Z)

133 I'm going to smoke bacon for dinner. I love it smoked.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 03:22 PM


We smoke bacon quite often and I make sure to smoke extra for omelettes for the next few weeks.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 03:45 PM (JUOKG)

134 The TXMoMe is an incredible event because of all of YOU.
Posted by: Ben Had


Sweetie you folks drove the bus, the rest of us got to ride!

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 03:46 PM (lJmmt)

135 "7 Ways to Chop an Onion"
I liked that a lot.

Posted by: m at October 24, 2021 03:46 PM (Y3SPi)

136 You'll eat bugs and you'll like it, serf.

Posted by: Your Social Betters! at October 24, 2021 03:46 PM (I2/tG)

137 *plants flag*

Pumpkin spice everything!!!

Posted by: G. Gnome will not comply at October 24, 2021 03:47 PM (OQcPl)

138 Walrus?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM (yrol0)

I can get you a recipe for that, easy. Also, how to render the fat so you can use it in your stone lamp.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:47 PM (qvjMx)

139 I thought all store bought bacon was smoked?

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:47 PM (A2XMJ)

140 It was a true pleasure to see old friends and meet new ones

Very much this!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 03:47 PM (ACi07)

141 Like I'd fall for that shit again. You're just gonna pew pew my ass!
Posted by: A big brown bear at October 24, 2021 03:45 PM (kTF2Z)

Goats and bacon. What's not to love.

*pew pew*

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:48 PM (qvjMx)

142 I swear only 2/3's of those empty wine bottles were on account of me.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:48 PM (L0p0o)

143 Ok, who was it that was cooking the chili last Sunday with the really funkadelic ingredient list? Sharon, perhaps?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 24, 2021 03:48 PM (ZSK0i)

144 I can get you a recipe for that, easy. Also, how to render the fat so you can use it in your stone lamp.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:47 PM (qvjMx)

Could come in handy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 24, 2021 03:48 PM (csEWM)

145 I thought all store bought bacon was smoked?

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:47 PM


Most brands are, some brands add "smoke flavoring". check the package.


But double smoked bacon is the food of the gods.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 03:48 PM (JUOKG)

146 I thought all store bought bacon was smoked?
Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:47 PM (A2XMJ)

Oh it is smoked but I like cooking it in the smoker. I guess that makes it double smoked.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 03:48 PM (cSyAR)

147
Heh!! A MoMe where we could invite some liberals.
Posted by: Some Rat at October


For moving target practice?

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 03:49 PM (U2p+3)

148 I don't do the cooking, just the serving. And the hip-checking of people trying to take more before it's their turn.
Posted by: Jordan61


Oh, dang, I thought the hip checking was flirting....

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 03:49 PM (lJmmt)

149 Then youse guys should be curing your own to start!
Seriously easy.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:49 PM (A2XMJ)

150 For moving target practice?
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 03:49 PM (U2p+3)

For being slower than you when the bear shows up.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:50 PM (qvjMx)

151 Our favorite salmon these days is marinated in 4 tbsp. orange juice, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and 1 tsp. dried thyme ... Removed from marinade, placed in a baking dish, sprinkled with a glaze mix*, then baked at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. *Glaze mix is made ahead from 1/2 tsp. dried orange zest, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. paprika, and 1 tbsp. brown sugar. The marinade and glaze also work well on boneless pork medallions.

Posted by: Kathy at October 24, 2021 03:50 PM (h3RRP)

152 138 Walrus?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM (yrol0)

I can get you a recipe for that, easy. Also, how to render the fat so you can use it in your stone lamp.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:47 PM (qvjMx)

I guess in most countries on the water they cooked whatever washed and didnt smell bad. Or they hunted whatever came their way.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:50 PM (yrol0)

153 Was there anyone at the MoMe wearing jorts and Ray-Bans?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 03:50 PM (cSyAR)

154 Shit I wanted to go to the Tex thing but had some stuff to do with my mom and stuff.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:51 PM (yrol0)

155 On a cooking note, the Land O'Lakes "Treasury of Country Recipes", which had been out of print for a stretch, is available again.

Quite a few good recipes in there.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 24, 2021 03:51 PM (ZSK0i)

156 How does one put one's email into the posted line? Or should I just put it here? For contact for AKMOME.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:51 PM (qvjMx)

157 153 Was there anyone at the MoMe wearing jorts and Ray-Bans?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 03:50 PM (cSyAR)

The Feds!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:51 PM (yrol0)

158 I know this guy is an androgynous-looking Canuck, but he's on the money with his cure!

https://tinyurl.com/yjvz7byc

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:52 PM (A2XMJ)

159 For moving target practice?
Posted by: nurse ratched


Watching them get chased by bears AND (types, deletes) OH! AND going all baldwin on them? Nice.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 03:52 PM (lJmmt)

160 151 Our favorite salmon these days is marinated in 4 tbsp. orange juice, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and 1 tsp. dried thyme ... Removed from marinade, placed in a baking dish, sprinkled with a glaze mix*, then baked at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. *Glaze mix is made ahead from 1/2 tsp. dried orange zest, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. paprika, and 1 tbsp. brown sugar. The marinade and glaze also work well on boneless pork medallions.
Posted by: Kathy at

That sounds lovely.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 03:52 PM (U2p+3)

161 The beloved organist is clearing out the house she lived in from the 1950's. She brought me a church cookbook from 1956 by the Ladies Aid Society. Church cookbooks were a big thing back in the day. They were a fundraiser. They have some great recipes in there, but I had to laugh at some. One section was "wild game recipes" and contained things such as "larded grouse" and my personal favorite recipe was wild moose, but it didn't contain any moose-which are not common in N.J. but was mostly sour cream. onions, mushrooms and butter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 24, 2021 03:52 PM (ueGNX)

162 some of which may be sincerely helpful as opposed to "Horde Medical Advice" level.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM


Ahem.

HordeSource's medical advice has been confirmed in saving one Horde member. The confirmed results for our relationship advice are not as clear, but have received an overwhelmingly positive response on the Threads it is offered on.

Posted by: HordeSource, your OneStopShop for advice at October 24, 2021 03:52 PM (a3Q+t)

163 Was there anyone at the MoMe wearing jorts and Ray-Bans?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 03:50 PM (cSyAR)

The Feds!
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:51 PM (yrol0)

Bob from NSA made a brief appearance.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 03:53 PM (jvt6t)

164 some of which may be sincerely helpful as opposed to "Horde Medical Advice" level.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 03:43 PM

Ahem.

HordeSource's medical advice has been confirmed in saving one Horde member. The confirmed results for our relationship advice are not as clear, but have received an overwhelmingly positive response on the Threads it is offered on.

Posted by: HordeSource, your OneStopShop for advice at October 24, 2021 03:52 PM


Slap hot iron on it.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 03:53 PM (JUOKG)

165 156 How does one put one's email into the posted line? Or should I just put it here? For contact for AKMOME.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:51 PM (qvjMx)

Never been to AK but would love to drop a slab of bait to catch a barn door halibut. I have hand fought 30 lb grouper in the Bahamas. I have caught 80 ln wahoo standing up.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:54 PM (yrol0)

166 tcn,
Email CBD. He will put you in the sidebar.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 03:54 PM (U2p+3)

167 The marinade and glaze also work well on boneless pork medallions.
Posted by: Kathy at October 24, 2021 03:50 PM (h3RRP)

I would not go to all that trouble with Pacific salmon, but Atlantic salmon is mostly mushy so that probably would help.

The simplest is to brush the filet with a little olive oil and then slice a lemon really thin and put it over the top of the flesh. You can add pepper or maybe a little garlic (very little) and then flop it on the grill. You can use lemon juice instead of the sliced lemon if that's what you have. Very simple. Lets the flavor of the salmon shine.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:54 PM (qvjMx)

168 Bob from NSA made a brief appearance.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 03:53 PM (jvt6t)

yeah the black suit tie and sunglasses were kind of a give away!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:54 PM (yrol0)

169 Wow. Bad link

https://tinyurl.com/f5vs5kb4

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 03:55 PM (A2XMJ)

170 Was there anyone at the MoMe wearing jorts and Ray-Bans?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 03:50 PM


Bob from NSA won a door prize.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 24, 2021 03:55 PM (a3Q+t)

171 Jak Sucio's pozole was amazing. The guy can cook! He's pretty handy on the dance floor too.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:28 PM (L0p0o)

It sure was. I'm a pretty picky eater and I could have eaten it by the truck load.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 24, 2021 03:55 PM (f2FY8)

172 Speaking of sous vide...
one time at the TXMoMe....
Posted by: lin-duh at October 24, 2021 03:07 PM (UUBmN)


a vacuum fell on you, and that explains the hickey?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 24, 2021 03:55 PM (KbLYZ)

173 Slap hot iron on it.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 03:53 PM (JUOKG)

Don't forget the dirt and duct tape.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 03:56 PM (jvt6t)

174 Maybe we are the bad guys!

https://tinyurl.com/883s2wyw

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 03:56 PM (yrol0)

175 I'm looking at a bunch of left over pork loin and thinking ya'll didn't eat enough.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:57 PM (L0p0o)

176 175 I'm looking at a bunch of left over pork loin and thinking ya'll didn't eat enough.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 03:57 PM (L0p0o)

I expect its difficult to eat much when you have been drinking that much....

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 24, 2021 03:58 PM (qvjMx)

177 Thanks for the MoME, Ben Had. We just got back home. We chatted with tons of morons even this morning at the hotel.

Thanks, CBD for being so complimentary about my carne adovada (sending the recipe this week ) and being so good natured about the ribbing about the spectacular, totally unfair-to-hear-about Houston meat prices.

See ya next year, but I'll plan on cooking up 30 lbs instead of just 10.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 24, 2021 03:58 PM (1lKRm)

178 Fox Weather, the new 24-hour sister network of Fox News, is launching Monday and will strongly embrace climate change as part of its coverage, according to multiple press reports.

Sprinkles and Windgust now to be named storms. Also days that Solar Panels Do Not Work at Night.

Monday Tuesday Thursday Wednesday

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:00 PM (yrol0)

179 >>> 177 Thanks for the MoME, Ben Had. We just got back home. We chatted with tons of morons even this morning at the hotel.

Thanks, CBD for being so complimentary about my carne adovada (sending the recipe this week ) and being so good natured about the ribbing about the spectacular, totally unfair-to-hear-about Houston meat prices.

See ya next year, but I'll plan on cooking up 30 lbs instead of just 10.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 24, 2021 03:58 PM (1lKRm)

Oh that's what it was! Is it in "the" cookbook or would you mind sharing here?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 04:01 PM (ACi07)

180 Inspector Cussword, that was amazing! That was another dish that there wasn't even a smell left let alone a taste.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:02 PM (L0p0o)

181 Also days that Solar Panels Do Not Work at Night.
Monday Tuesday Thursday Wednesday
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:00 PM


We need to invent technologies that have never been invented yet.

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at October 24, 2021 04:02 PM (a3Q+t)

182 wretchardthecat
The reason woke demands are so outrageous is because they are meant to break your will and doubt your sanity. The objective is gaslighting not persuasion.

1984 is not a cookbook!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:02 PM (yrol0)

183 175 I'm looking at a bunch of left over pork loin and thinking ya'll didn't eat enough.

Dang, I would have to go'd some if I had known that! Brian did a great job along with all the other chefs. We literally ate and drank all day. The ancient Romans were pikers.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 04:03 PM (jvt6t)

184 We need to invent technologies that have never been invented yet.
Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Better yet... mandate them!

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 04:03 PM (A2XMJ)

185 You can do mailto:your email address in the website link. No space between the colon and email addy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 24, 2021 04:03 PM (YynYJ)

186 I hate to sound like a hipster douche, but I made some cold brew coffee and added heavy cream and demerara syrup to it and it's actually quite good.

I might actually prefer it to hot coffee.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 24, 2021 04:03 PM (7F9te)

187 Good afternoon, Horde. I MUST hav the recipe for the Mexican Stew served in Texas!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 24, 2021 04:04 PM (WAH9w)

188 >>>[167] ... Thanks, TCN ... Will try that the next time we can get fresh Pacific salmon ... For convenience, though, we buy mostly farm-raused frozen portions.

Posted by: Kathy at October 24, 2021 04:04 PM (h3RRP)

189 My wife has a massive cookbook How to Cook Anything
I think we have yet to find something not in it.
Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 03:42 PM (2JoB

Walrus?

Posted by: rhennigantx


T-Rex.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 24, 2021 04:04 PM (OCTRt)

190 Hey guys! Just got home. I had a wonderful time! CBD it was nice to meet you.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 24, 2021 04:04 PM (nxdel)

191 I am an apostate in the Church of Bacon.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 24, 2021 04:05 PM (bxu2Y)

192 Oh that's what it was! Is it in "the" cookbook or would you mind sharing here?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket


I believe CBD is going to post Jak Sucio's and Inspectors recipes.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 04:05 PM (lJmmt)

193 I hate to sound like a hipster douche, but I made some cold brew coffee and added heavy cream and demerara syrup to it and it's actually quite good.

Sounds great

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:05 PM (cSyAR)

194 My wife has a massive cookbook How to Cook Anything
I think we have yet to find something not in it.
Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 03:42 PM (2JoB

Walrus?

Posted by: rhennigantx


T-Rex.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 24, 2021 04:04 PM (OCTRt)

I have an awesome recipe.

Posted by: Wilma Flintstone at October 24, 2021 04:06 PM (bxu2Y)

195 wretchardthecat
The reason woke demands are so outrageous is because they are meant to break your will and doubt your sanity. The objective is gaslighting not persuasion.

Trains burn less coal than Teslas.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:06 PM (yrol0)

196 TCN, in the URL box, type mailto: and then your email address.

Well, that's if I remember correctly. I am testing it with this comment.

Here goes!

Posted by: Emmie at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (6RgRK)

197 T-Rex.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 24, 2021 04:04 PM (OCTRt)

I have an awesome recipe.
Posted by: Wilma Flintstone at October 24, 2021 04:06 PM (bxu2Y)

1. Kill a T Rex
2. Field Dress

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (yrol0)

198 "Pumpkin spice" also has a revolting flavor, and bears no natural resemblance to either pumpkin or spice.

Posted by: Stu-22 at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (J8sNU)

199 196 TCN, in the URL box, type mailto: and then your email address.

Well, that's if I remember correctly. I am testing it with this comment.

Here goes!
Posted by: Emmie at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (6RgRK)


Worked for me!

Posted by: Emmie at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (6RgRK)

200 I broke out a vacuum brewer to make coffee yesterday. It was delicious but it needs a lot of coffee proportionate to water to make it strong enough.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (cSyAR)

201
It's late October! How the hell did that happen?

Shouldn't you really be back at school?

Posted by: Rod Stewert at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (dQvv7)

202 My wife has a massive cookbook How to Cook Anything
I think we have yet to find something not in it.
Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 03:42 PM (2JoB


Fugu?
Morcilla?
Taro?
Kimchi made out of perilla leaves?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 24, 2021 04:08 PM (KbLYZ)

203 >I went a little overboard though; I have 10 pounds of bacon right now. That's a hell of a good feeling.

I think I am sitting on about 15 pounds right now. About half of which is home cured/smoked. One can never have enough bacon.

Posted by: flounder at October 24, 2021 04:08 PM (KnJdm)

204 Inspector Cussword and I are both submitting the recipes for the posole and the adovada which was damned good.

I'm too hungover to to type it twice........

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 04:08 PM (jvt6t)

205 Shouldn't you really be back at school?
Posted by: Rod Stewert at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (dQvv7)

I did not know the girl could be so cruel
I am never going back to my old school

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:09 PM (yrol0)

206 T Rex? Sure, "Bang the Gong" was an earworm...but killing and eating?

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 04:09 PM (lJmmt)

207 179,
Helena, CBD said he'd put in in next thread. I'm writing it up for that. It isn't in the cookbook, I developed it so my youngest daughter could have burrito meat that wasn't shredded but instead has chunks with nice crust on some of the edges instead of being all soft.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 24, 2021 04:10 PM (1lKRm)

208 My wife has a massive cookbook How to Cook Anything
I think we have yet to find something not in it.
Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 03:42 PM (2JoB
Fugu?
Morcilla?
Taro?
Kimchi made out of perilla leaves?
Posted by: Kindltot at October 24, 2021 04:08 PM (KbLYZ)


The last chapter is titled, "When in Doubt".
When in doubt sauce with chopped bacon and onions.

FIN

Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 04:10 PM (5NkmN)

209 GA bad no All Star

Ha GA now gooder

World Mutha Fucking Series

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:10 PM (yrol0)

210 If you need a recipe to boil a lobster maybe stick to pop tarts.

1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil.
2. Toss in lobster.
3. Drink a rum and tonic.
4. Remove lobster and eat.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 24, 2021 03:19 PM (ZLI7S)
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Hello dahling!

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:10 PM (wyw4S)

211 Shouldn't you really be back at school?
Posted by: Rod Stewert at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (dQvv7)

I did not know the girl could be so cruel
I am never going back to my old school

School's out forever.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 04:11 PM (jvt6t)

212 sauce = saute

*shakes fist at autocucumber*

Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 04:11 PM (5NkmN)

213 "And don't think that you are off the hook with maple syrup and French Toast: I'm watching you...all of you!"

I like to sop up the leftover syrup with my bacon, does that make me a bad moron

Posted by: OutOfControl at October 24, 2021 04:11 PM (ALHIC)

214 The last chapter is titled, "When in Doubt".
When in doubt sauce with chopped bacon and onions.

FIN
Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 04:10 PM (5NkmN)

Walrus

What side?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:11 PM (yrol0)

215 Thank you for the thread. Love it. Someone here mentioned Wrights bacon. A friend, today, mentioned Dailys bacon, made in Montana I think.

Posted by: MikeM at October 24, 2021 04:11 PM (X+eRS)

216 School's out forever.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 04:11 PM (jvt6t)

Be True!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:12 PM (yrol0)

217 Hey guys! Just got home. I had a wonderful time! CBD it was nice to meet you.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 24, 2021 04:04 PM (nxdel)
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Most people are supposed to find he's not 85 years old.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:12 PM (wyw4S)

218 Surprised, not supposed.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:13 PM (wyw4S)

219 Lights are flickering.
Another squall blowing through.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 04:13 PM (U2p+3)

220 I should learn how to cook.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:13 PM (cSyAR)

221 I'm too hungover to to type it twice........

LOL! It was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks for all the fun on the dance floor!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 24, 2021 04:13 PM (nxdel)

222 220 I should learn how to cook.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:13 PM (cSyAR)

Theres an app for that!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:14 PM (yrol0)

223 Son #2 so overcooks his bacon, it makes no difference how it was cured nor smoked.
I try to convince him it's blasphemy. I think he just likes the crunch.
Asked him one time he was here how he liked the apple smoke. "Smoke?" "Apple?" It was bacon!

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 04:14 PM (A2XMJ)

224 Walrus

What side?
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:11 PM (yrol0)


Oh, well if it's walrus, you should be making that famous Eskimo Holiday Treat

WalPolarBearDolphinDucken.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 04:15 PM (5NkmN)

225 I broke out a vacuum brewer to make coffee yesterday. It was delicious but it needs a lot of coffee proportionate to water to make it strong enough.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:07 PM (cSyAR)


I have a Keurig, a Braun Combo Drip Coffee Maker/Espresso Machine, a Bialetti Moka pot, and a French Press.

Do I need a vacuum brewer, as well? A pour-over set?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 24, 2021 04:15 PM (7F9te)

226
Lobster? You gotta sous vide that stuff. Some recipes have it to the exact time and temperature, which I followed exactly. I've only sous vide'd it once but it was so perfect there's no other method.

Drawn butter. Period.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 04:15 PM (dQvv7)

227 Do I need a vacuum brewer, as well? A pour-over set?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 24, 2021 04:15 PM (7F

A vacuum brewer makes really smooth, low acid coffee. But it is not one I use everyday.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:17 PM (cSyAR)

228 The way things are going, I imagine that the Cornholio Administration will soon issue an order outlawing bacon as an eco-crime. Or the price will just go up to $50/lb. Maybe we should all be stockpiling it...

Posted by: Stu-22 at October 24, 2021 04:17 PM (J8sNU)

229 Oh, well if it's walrus, you should be making that famous Eskimo Holiday Treat

WalPolarBearDolphinDucken.
Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 04:15 PM (5NkmN)

I so want to cook a beeve. Take about a day!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:17 PM (yrol0)

230 On PBS, I saw Rick Bayless make mole. Wow, it took like three days! One Friday Night alcohol binge and it'd be over.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 24, 2021 04:17 PM (ADUzJ)

231 Drawn butter. Period.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor


Berserker only uses drawn and quartered butter...

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 04:18 PM (lJmmt)

232 Hi bluebell

Sorry about your Sox.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 24, 2021 04:18 PM (ZLI7S)

233 228 Posted by: Stu-22 at October 24, 2021 04:17 PM (J8sNU)

When you watch 75% of the MREs sent outbound logistically are Halal you do the math and using inductive reasoning can tell where this is heading.

Posted by: sven at October 24, 2021 04:19 PM (Lzpvj)

234 Are we required to make coherent sense? I can't even blame autoilliterate for that last comment!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 24, 2021 04:19 PM (ADUzJ)

235 On PBS, I saw Rick Bayless make mole.
Posted by: Mean Tweets

Surely we're not talking about the guy humpin' up my lawn?
3-4 minutes on a stick over the fire, and that baby's done!

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 04:19 PM (A2XMJ)

236 Sorry about your Sox.
Posted by: JackStraw


Darn them.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 04:20 PM (lJmmt)

237 Speaking of steak pie, I keep meaning to try a recipe I found on Youtube, by "What's For Tea?", called Scottish Steak Pies. I went and ordered the tiny 4" pie tins, now I just need a decent snow storm to force me to stay inside long enough to make this recipe.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 ft at October 24, 2021 04:20 PM (0tmoY)

238 No link to Jim Gaffigan's bacon clip on his comedy special?

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 24, 2021 04:20 PM (ADUzJ)

239 That was a legit bloopers video

Posted by: Draki at October 24, 2021 04:20 PM (JxiZo)

240 If you want some great old late 1950s early 60's style cooking, look for-

The Helen Corbitt Cookbook
and
Helen Corbitt Cooks For Guests

Helen Corbitt long ago and faraway used to be the head chef at the downtown Dallas all-fancy Neiman-Marcus back in the early 60s.

My Mom made liberal use of her cookbooks and everything I've tried making has been great.

You can find them for a song on amazon.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 04:20 PM (5NkmN)

241 The food at the TXMOME was divine. The pork shoulder they cooked up last night was some of the best I've ever eaten. And the bacon was exquisite.

On my way back from the TXMOME, I stopped at a truck stop and picked up Big Bad Breakfast by John Currence. I haven't read much yet, but my initial impression is he could be an honorary moron...

I was traveling this morning so couldn't jump on the Book Thread. So this is a two-fer...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 24, 2021 04:21 PM (K5n5d)

242 As per bacon, Nueske's. I was sent some bacon for Christmas every year from my sisters for years. Best bacon I have ever had.

nueskes.com

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 24, 2021 04:21 PM (1lKRm)

243 bluebell, be sure to ask CBD about his door prize.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:21 PM (L0p0o)

244 Back in my serious foodie days I made mole sauce from scratch. Yes, it is a lot of trouble. IMO, it wasn't worth it. You can buy really good mole sauce at HEB throughout Texas. (I bought some today.) Tweak it if necessary.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 24, 2021 04:22 PM (fTtFy)

245 Walrus
What side?
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 24, 2021 04:11 PM (yrol


Glasswort boiled in salt water, potatoes (you can used steamed wapato if you can find it) and probably something made with blueberries or huckleberries.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 24, 2021 04:22 PM (KbLYZ)

246 When you watch 75% of the MREs sent outbound logistically are Halal you do the math and using inductive reasoning can tell where this is heading.
Posted by: sven
Not 100% sure what you mean-about where we are headed. But an interesting story would be if our military was taken over by the religion of peace, and then one day, they just all turned their guns toward us non-believers and took over.

Posted by: MikeM at October 24, 2021 04:23 PM (X+eRS)

247 Surprised, not supposed.
Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:13 PM


Surprisitories > Suppositories

Posted by: Surprise Otters, AoSHQ Local #2 at October 24, 2021 04:24 PM (a3Q+t)

248
Yeah, I'm sorry for Red Sox and Yankee fans, but am definitely oh so happy that the Georgia vendors that MLB screwed out of the All Star game are going to make some bucks. Hope it goes seven games, four in Atlanta.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 04:24 PM (dQvv7)

249 Thanks Jewells it was nice meeting you. A MoMe is like a big family reunion where you actually like the people there.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 04:24 PM (jvt6t)

250 If anyone sees Pillage Idiot, please ask him to contact me at teresa.hamilton.koch at the gmail thingy!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at October 24, 2021 04:24 PM (SRRAx)

251 Sorry about your Sox.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 24, 2021 04:18 PM (ZLI7S)
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Meh. The Woke Sox and I divorced last year. They got BLM and I got more time to read.

Those Mets, now . . . .

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:25 PM (wyw4S)

252 School does seem a lifetime ago

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 04:25 PM (2JoB8)

253 Hard to call out a “favorite” cookbook, but I find myself making a lot of cookies and candy from the Southern Living Cookies and Candy Cookbook (the first of the Southern Living series I bought, during a trip to Texas to scout out a place to live).

And Stuckey Lillie and Day Avanelle’s The Spice Cookbook is another of my go-to books, with great recipes from Black Pepper Spice Cake to Marinated Pork Roast, Turmeric Egg Salad, Buttermilk Pie, Pork Chops Western, and my favorite eggnog recipe.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 24, 2021 04:25 PM (CX3cf)

254 On a cooking note, the Land O'Lakes "Treasury of Country Recipes", which had been out of print for a stretch, is available again.

Quite a few good recipes in there.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent


Any recipes for Squaw Bread?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 24, 2021 04:26 PM (1t5dY)

255 We bought a 2lb pack of bacon. I don't recall the brand, but it's store branded for Kroger's.... maybe Wrights. Anyway, I've been cooking a half dozen slices every morning since Friday. The package is approaching "use by" date (which I know is bullshit.)

If I were to cook all of the remaining bacon how long would it last? Assuming it's cooked "as bacon" in strips.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 04:26 PM (BFigT)

256 bluebell, be sure to ask CBD about his door prize.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:21 PM (L0p0o)
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I will! Thanks for the heads up. And congrats on another obviously very successful TxMoMe!

What the heck happened to your hash, by the way?

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:27 PM (wyw4S)

257 I want bacon

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 24, 2021 04:27 PM (YZG/i)

258 Also look for Diana Kennedy's regional cuisines of Mexico cookbooks.

She's really the one who got this whole authentic Mexican gourmet cooking dealio going back in the 80s.

Though I don't know, I'm pretty sure people like Rick Bayless borrowed heavily from her.

And absolutely everything you'll make from those cookbooks is delish!

Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 04:27 PM (5NkmN)

259 Martini Farmer, you can throw bacon in the freezer, either cooked or uncooked.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:28 PM (wyw4S)

260 >>Those Mets, now . . . .

I get my pain over with in the Summer rather than waiting for the Fall rush.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 24, 2021 04:29 PM (ZLI7S)

261 Martini Farmer.
Even if it's wet-cured bacon, you could wipe the mold off it and cook it safely.
I'd ignore the cook by date, or at least extend it a month in the fridge.
Dry cured don't go bad.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 04:29 PM (A2XMJ)

262 Thanks Jewells it was nice meeting you. A MoMe is like a big family reunion where you actually like the people there.

Not to be confused with the Arkansas family reunion where its also a great opportunity to cruise for sex.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 24, 2021 04:29 PM (+LCoQ)

263 If I were to cook all of the remaining bacon how long would it last? Assuming it's cooked "as bacon" in strips.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


I cook the whole package and wrap the "left-overs" in wax paper and then in foil, then in the freeze it goes.


After it cools, of course.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 24, 2021 04:29 PM (1t5dY)

264 Martini Farmer, you can throw bacon in the freezer, either cooked or uncooked.
Posted by: bluebell

Yeah. This.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 04:30 PM (A2XMJ)

265 What the heck happened to your hash, by the way?
Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:27 PM (wyw4S)

After the last week, I can see where she might be a little loopy.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 04:30 PM (jvt6t)

266 Would you use thick cut bacon like that as a stir stick in a bloody mary?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 24, 2021 04:31 PM (4ZE6o)

267 Not to be confused with the Arkansas family reunion where its also a great opportunity to cruise for sex.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 24, 2021 04:29 PM (+LCoQ)

Don't judge.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 04:31 PM (jvt6t)

268 I get my pain over with in the Summer rather than waiting for the Fall rush.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 24, 2021 04:29 PM (ZLI7S)
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I thought for Mets fans the pain starts and ends on Opening Day. "Wait until next year!"

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:31 PM (wyw4S)

269 ou can throw bacon in the freezer, either cooked or uncooked.
Posted by: bluebell

Yeah. This.

Yes... but the package was opened. I was wondering....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 04:31 PM (BFigT)

270 Perfessor Squirel and Some Rat.. you both were a delight to meet and talk to!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 24, 2021 04:32 PM (nxdel)

271 When you watch 75% of the MREs sent outbound logistically are Halal you do the math and using inductive reasoning can tell where this is heading.

If it is mostly soy and vegan, its for those in The Party's Liberation Army.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 24, 2021 04:32 PM (+LCoQ)

272 Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 24, 2021 04:29 PM (+LCoQ)

Perv.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 24, 2021 04:32 PM (nxdel)

273 I just watched a video on making a Granita Sluehie-grapefruit juice, orange juice, white vermouth, peach liqueur and a dash of water frozen to slushy consistency. A liquor of choice is added to drink.
Looks interesting but too complicated for me.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:33 PM (cSyAR)

274 bluebell, my hash finally caught up with me!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:33 PM (L0p0o)

275 Yes... but the package was opened. I was wondering....
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 04:31 PM (BFigT)
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Doesn't matter! Just wrap it well in foil. I've thrown partiality used packages of bacon in the freezer before, no problem. Or if you cook it before you freeze it, your future self will thank you because you can eat it right away.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:34 PM (wyw4S)

276 Home sweet home. That fresh smell___ home hash.

Speaking of dinner. Rice and spam. Beans on the side. Damn, it is good to be home and off the road eating home cooked favorites.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at October 24, 2021 04:34 PM (IJES/)

277 I have a Keurig, a Braun Combo Drip Coffee Maker/Espresso Machine, a Bialetti Moka pot, and a French Press.

Do I need a vacuum brewer, as well? A pour-over set?


Toss it all and just use an AeroPress.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 24, 2021 04:35 PM (+LCoQ)

278
If I were to cook all of the remaining bacon how long would it last? Assuming it's cooked "as bacon" in strips.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 04:26 PM


As part of the sous vide process, a vacuum unit is the greatest. Vacuum sealed bacon, either cooked or uncooked, is good for six months to a year. The dependability of your electricity supplier in 'The Age of Biden' is the key variable.

See also; Venezuela, socialism

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 04:35 PM (dQvv7)

279 My regular bacon identifies as thick

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:35 PM (cSyAR)

280 A YouTube conservative guy podcaster captured one of Baldwin's "armorer's" TikTok vids before she scrubbed her entire online presence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epKAwGQBSK4&loop=0

This is the dope who went to UCLA film school and wanted to be a star in FRONT of the camera, but then realized she couldn't, and used her famous armorer dad to get into the behind-the-camera gun expert biz.

The bigger dope is Baldwin for hiring her.

Watch the vid and tell us what job you would hire her for.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 24, 2021 04:35 PM (4ZE6o)

281 bluebell, my hash finally caught up with me!
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:33 PM (L0p0o)
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LOL!

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 04:36 PM (wyw4S)

282 Toss it all and just use an AeroPress.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 24, 2021 04:35 PM (+LCoQ)

Actually I would strongly recommend an Aeropress.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:36 PM (cSyAR)

283 A can of Allen's, Hop n' Johns, blackeyed peas with tomato, onion and jalapeno.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 24, 2021 04:37 PM (oFUlW)

284 A MoMe is like a big family reunion where you actually like the people there.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 24, 2021 04:24 PM (jvt6t

Yeah it is. The infamous Mrs B had a great time. She even enjoyed the ride out there. The regulars here really need to get off their ass and go to a mome. Even some lurkers who never post showed up.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 24, 2021 04:37 PM (f2FY8)

285 Vacuum sealed bacon, either cooked or uncooked, is good for six months to a year.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor

USDA says dry-cured is good for 3 months with no refrigeration... so, vacuum seal it... forever?

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 04:38 PM (A2XMJ)

286 New migrant caravan heading to the border.

Over 60,000.

Posted by: It's Happening at October 24, 2021 04:38 PM (v/+t1)

287 Perfessor Squirel and Some Rat.. you both were a delight to meet and talk to!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 24, 2021 04:32 PM (nxdel)
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You were every bit as wonderful as I'd been led to expect by the other morons who have met you. All of the 'ettes are fantastic!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 24, 2021 04:38 PM (K5n5d)

288 I can't see myself making it to a MoMe in the near future but they sound wonderful.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:39 PM (cSyAR)

289 So this sort of about cooking.

Even though we live in the south, Mrs VIA decided to make Matzo Ball soup yesterday.

So off we went to find the ever present boxes of soup and matzo ball mix that one finds everywhere in the northeast.

First was the local Food Lion. Not only nothing to be found, but the poor cashier didn't even know what Kosher was, when Mrs VIA was trying to ask if maybe the store had a Kosher section.

So off to Publix, where the word 'Kosher' was a foreign sounding word to the staff there too.

BUT...it turned out that there was a small overlooked section, and there it was. Two boxes of the soup mix. Made up with the hand picked meat from the rotisserie chicken from BJ's the day before, and a meal to die for.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 24, 2021 04:40 PM (3D/fK)

290 Lin-duh, now we just need Sophie to be able to start telling old white guys with beards apart. Hahah

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 24, 2021 04:40 PM (NA4vJ)

291 OK.. never mind about the bacon question. You're all assholes. This, was, to be expected. Carrey on.

However if I die...*

*things my mom said

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 24, 2021 04:41 PM (BFigT)

292 246 Posted by: MikeM at October 24, 2021 04:23 PM (X+eRS)

Not questioning the loyalty of the force so much as pointing out that it is "easier" for the powers that be to get their durka on with MREs so the non-super duper bestest believers are told to "be tolerant and bite the pillow."

We do, western civ is the only culture on Earth not allowed to advocate for its own beliefs or pov.

Posted by: sven at October 24, 2021 04:41 PM (Lzpvj)

293 Shooting for 2,000,000 immigrants this year
Our best year ever!
Marxists without borders

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 04:41 PM (2JoB8)

294 Berserker, Mrs. B is a treasure. It was such a pleasure to meet her. Good with a pistol she is too!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:42 PM (L0p0o)

295 Perfessor Squirel and Some Rat.. you both were a delight to meet and talk to!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 24, 2021 04:32 PM (nxdel)
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You were every bit as wonderful as I'd been led to expect by the other morons who have met you. All of the 'ettes are fantastic!
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


Jewels, I can only agree with Squirrel. Told my son I have never met more kindred spirits in one local in my life. So much fun!

Posted by: Some Rat at October 24, 2021 04:43 PM (lJmmt)

296 Bruce Wayne!!! Hi Ya.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:44 PM (L0p0o)

297 Afternoon y'all. Congrats on another successful TxMoMe, Ben Had. Sounds like good time had by all.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 24, 2021 04:44 PM (ju2Fy)

298 Any recipes for Squaw Bread?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 24, 2021 04:26 PM (1t5dY)



[checks index under squaw and bread]

Nope!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 24, 2021 04:45 PM (ZSK0i)

299 Over 60,000.
Posted by: It's Happening

They're all Amish, so no out of pocket expense.

Posted by: joey b. at October 24, 2021 04:45 PM (lJmmt)

300 USDA says dry-cured is good for 3 months with no refrigeration... so, vacuum seal it... forever?

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 04:38 PM


Possibly. The handbook with my vacuum sealer doesn't list anything safe after 12 months. But that is probably a 'cover your ass' reasoning on their part.

Seriously, it's like 'suspended animation' for protein. Since I'm in the 'burbs and loose power for many days, half a dozen times a year, there are certain times every year when I have to cook a buncha stuff really quickly.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 04:45 PM (dQvv7)

301 As someone said earlier "The pumpkin spice must flow!"

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at October 24, 2021 04:46 PM (fBtlL)

302 Watch the vid and tell us what job you would hire her for.
Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 24, 2021 04:35 PM (4ZE6o)

There is only one job she is qualified for.

She would probably blow that one too.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 24, 2021 04:48 PM (R/m4+)

303 Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor

Wife was rearranging the meat freezer and came across some venison chunks from 2019. Vacuumed.
We thawed it, tried a bit (fried), and it tasted like it was put in last week.
Made sausage

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 04:48 PM (A2XMJ)

304 She would probably blow that one too.

And not in a good way either...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 24, 2021 04:49 PM (ZSK0i)

305 We can never thank Jennifer and Rancher Bob and Ben Had enough. It gets better every damn year. From the bottom of my heart I thank you. And a big shout out to the cooks!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 24, 2021 04:49 PM (nxdel)

306 While live in the right thread, for the past several years I've taken to buying bacon when on sale, thick preferred, and cutting the packages in half mid-strip. Each half fit's into a cheap sandwich baggie for freezing.
The bacon fits into a smaller pan for frying, and 2 eggs and 4 strips seems the same, even though I've cut the bacon back by half.
Bacon bargains ain't what they used to be.

Posted by: From that time at October 24, 2021 04:49 PM (4780s)

307 242 As per bacon, Nueske's. I was sent some bacon for Christmas every year from my sisters for years. Best bacon I have ever had.

This. Nueske's is worth seeking out.

Posted by: D. Schauer at October 24, 2021 04:49 PM (5uAPp)

308 * waves to TexasBoilerMaker * It was so nice to meet you both.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:50 PM (L0p0o)

309 Cara Mia is an incredibly sung song by Jay Black. He was able to hold a note pretty damn long.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 24, 2021 04:50 PM (ADUzJ)

310 Bruce Wayne!!! Hi Ya.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:44 PM (L0p0o)

Hey Ben Had!!!! Such a great time meeting you and everyone else! Big thanks to you and Jennifer and Rancher Bob and everyone else! Can't wait til next year.

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 24, 2021 04:50 PM (NA4vJ)

311 We are going all sophisticated tonight with food. Canned chili in the fry pan along with Nathans big franks. We have sesame seed hot dog buns which we'll toast a little, and grated white cheddar to top off the mess.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 24, 2021 04:52 PM (4ZE6o)

312 He won't ever face adequate justice, but Alec Baldwin alone is responsible for pulling the trigger. Guilty.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 24, 2021 04:53 PM (w3Jsn)

313 I'm sitting in the recliner elevating swollen leg and ankle while drinking beer.

Daughter is cooking Beer Braised Brisket in the oven. Smells good. It's a Nancy Fuller recipe.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 24, 2021 04:53 PM (ju2Fy)

314 "Nueske's is worth seeking out."

Not at $115.00 for 5 lbs. it's not......

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at October 24, 2021 04:54 PM (fBtlL)

315
I suspect that the brains at Aldi's had signed long term contracts with bacon suppliers because the price and availability has remained unchanged for the past year.

PS: Don't tell anyone else. Please.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 04:54 PM (dQvv7)

316 Speaking of cook books. My MIL, who apparently couldn't boil water, was given one as a wedding gift from her MIL. It was the "Wise Encyclopedia of Cookery". It doesn't quite describe how to hunt rabbit or squirrel or deer but it does tell how to clean them for cooking. It has plenty of useful recipes that don't involve a gut pile so I don't know if it was meant as a joke. (It also assumes my FIL could hunt. He couldn't hit a barn from the inside with a 12 gauge.)

My MIL was an excellent cake baker and decorator. But she made the thinnest, most bland pasta sauce in human experience.

Posted by: JTB at October 24, 2021 04:55 PM (7EjX1)

317 Traiter Joe's, your secret is safe here. No Aldi's, HEB or anything of the sort here.

Posted by: Infidel at October 24, 2021 04:56 PM (QC3yT)

318 Just got back from seeing "Dune". Awesome movie!

I have a truffle cheddar mac 'n' cheese with shredded truffle gouda cheese in the oven along with a roast chicken for rewarming.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 04:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

319 Which one of y'all won the Book of Savannah Honey?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 04:56 PM (ptqGC)

320 I couldn't have told you who was in the world series if you put a gun to my head until 3 minutes ago.
The Leftists yanked the All-Star game from Atlanta because of well no real reason, but the Braves are in the WS.
Hope they win just to stick it to MLB

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 04:57 PM (2JoB8)

321 olddog, I'm not going to quit smiling for a month, I had so much fun. Hope the leg is better soon.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 04:57 PM (L0p0o)

322 Anyone here use the water trick to cook bacon thoroughly? Or is low and slow with lots of pressure still the best way to go? I don't like over-crisp but I want the fat completely rendered and not chewy.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 24, 2021 04:58 PM (G6DU0)

323 Posted by: From that time

We've played around with sizing the strips as we cut them.
Half size cooks a bit faster. Last time, I trimmed the top more, and made my wife the bits she likes to cook with (green beans, e.g.). The strips are maybe 1/2" shorter than store bought, but still fit on the cookie sheet well.
We freeze what fits on a cookie sheet, which, medium sliced, is about 12oz.
We do over cook the bacon (quantity) I guess, but we are only paying about $4/#, so it's a minor indulgence.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 04:58 PM (A2XMJ)

324 Toss it all and just use an AeroPress.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 24, 2021 04:35 PM (+LCoQ)

Actually I would strongly recommend an Aeropress.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 04:36 PM (cSyAR)

......

Just watched a 20 minute video on different coffee maker styles.

Video seemed enthusiastic about the Aeropress. I confess I'd never heard of it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 24, 2021 04:58 PM (7F9te)

325 Just got back from seeing "Dune". Awesome movie!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 04:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

Erie, I'm going tomorrow had to wait since I was at MoMe. Can't freaking wait!

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 24, 2021 04:59 PM (NA4vJ)

326 As an Atlantic Seaboard person, I thought pike was just all bones and good only as a game fish. Imagine my surprise when a restaurant in Wisconsin had pickled pike on the menu. It was delicious and boneless. That was the start of my freshwater fish education.

Posted by: JTB at October 24, 2021 05:00 PM (7EjX1)

327 Jane D'oh, that would be Helena Handbasket.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:00 PM (L0p0o)

328 Large pack of center cut Oscar Meyer bacon at Safeway

$16.99

the most I ever paid was 10.99

Thanks Biden

Posted by: Big Star at October 24, 2021 05:01 PM (pvJV4)

329 327 Jane D'oh, that would be Helena Handbasket.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:00 PM (L0p0o)


Nice!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:01 PM (ptqGC)

330 299 Over 60,000.
Posted by: It's Happening
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At the MoMe?

Posted by: Braenyard at October 24, 2021 05:01 PM (oFUlW)

331 Rusty Nail... tried it all. Oven is the easiest, and most dependable, and just as fast, besides being hands off.
Aluminum foil on the cookie sheet. Bacon not overlapped, but can touch.
Set the oven to 400 and put the bacon in. When it comes to temp, set the timer to 6 minutes (if full size, 4 if half sized) and check it.
Wife likes hers 8 minutes, I like mine about 6.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 05:02 PM (A2XMJ)

332 Jane, Thank You so much.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:02 PM (L0p0o)

333 332 Jane, Thank You so much.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:02 PM (L0p0o)

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My pleasure. Love you!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:03 PM (ptqGC)

334 >>> 314 "Nueske's is worth seeking out."

Not at $115.00 for 5 lbs. it's not......
Posted by: TANSTAAFL at October 24, 2021 04:54 PM (fBtlL)

Where did you find that price?
https://tinyurl.com/58wbuaz2

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:03 PM (ACi07)

335 This concept of "leftover bacon" confuses and frightens me.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 24, 2021 05:05 PM (kTF2Z)

336 Jewells Darlin Thank You for all that you do.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:05 PM (L0p0o)

337 >>> 332 Jane, Thank You so much.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:02 PM (L0p0o)

Yes! I can't wait to try it.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:05 PM (ACi07)

338 Seattle airport just shut down due to weather.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:05 PM (U2p+3)

339 This concept of "leftover bacon" confuses and frightens me.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

Ha! Yep.
How much bacon does it take to make 2 BLT"S?
All I cooked.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 05:06 PM (A2XMJ)

340 MkY, do you preheat the oven to 400, or put the bacon in cold? If cold, I'm going to have to add a lot of time since my oven is a slow starter.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 24, 2021 05:07 PM (G6DU0)

341 Well I'm not going to bitch about my 7:00am flight now. Son just called and said SeaTac is shut down.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 05:07 PM (h02fy)

342 337 >>> 332 Jane, Thank You so much.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:02 PM (L0p0o)

Yes! I can't wait to try it.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:05

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Ben Had loves the sour wood honey. Hope you enjoy them all. We know the owner/bee keeper here of Savannah Bee Company. He loves his bees almost...sexually. Lol. Seriously, he's a great guy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:08 PM (ptqGC)

343 312 He won't ever face adequate justice, but Alec Baldwin alone is responsible for pulling the trigger. Guilty.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 24, 2021 04:53 PM (w3Jsn)
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It was in the script.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 24, 2021 05:08 PM (oFUlW)

344 Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 05:02 PM (A2XMJ)


.....

Times and temps may vary, but one thing is for certain, there is no reason to make bacon in any other fashion than baking it in the oven.

The only other method I can condone stems from my restaurant kitchen experience, which would be throwing it in the deep fat fryer to get it done in a hurry.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 24, 2021 05:09 PM (7F9te)

345 Helena, thanks for the link! Great gift for the kids for Christmas.

Posted by: Infidel at October 24, 2021 05:10 PM (QC3yT)

346 Cara Mia is an incredibly sung song by Jay Black. He was able to hold a note pretty damn long.
Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 24, 2021 04:50 PM (ADUzJ)

Concur. Jay and The Americans are one of my favorites.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 24, 2021 05:10 PM (R/m4+)

347 DLV and Braenyard, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 05:10 PM (L2ZTs)

348 Helena Handbasket, those are the most unique honey's. If there is a Sourwood in there be prepared to reorder.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:10 PM (L0p0o)

349 >>> 344
.....
Times and temps may vary, but one thing is for certain, there is no reason to make bacon in any other fashion than baking it in the oven.

The only other method I can condone stems from my restaurant kitchen experience, which would be throwing it in the deep fat fryer to get it done in a hurry.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 24, 2021 05:09 PM (7F9te)

Funny you should mention that. I hope we get to meet you next year in TX.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:11 PM (ACi07)

350 Rusty Nail
We put it in a cold oven. Son who taught me the technique puts it in hot.
Neuske's (the meat place spoken of) says preheat to 350, and cook 20 minutes.
Try both.
I like the cold oven, cause it saves time.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 05:11 PM (A2XMJ)

351 We know the owner/bee keeper here of Savannah Bee Company. He loves his bees almost...sexually. Lol. Seriously, he's a great guy.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:08 PM (ptqGC)
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I love their hand cream! Any time I am south and see it, I buy it.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:11 PM (wyw4S)

352 348 Helena Handbasket, those are the most unique honey's. If there is a Sourwood in there be prepared to reorder.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:10 PM (L0p0o)

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There is one in the pack, as well as Tupelo. Yum.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:12 PM (ptqGC)

353 All is now well in the Squirrel household. Finally found my cat Kaylee. She has a terrific hiding spot in my closet. But I found her! All kitties accounted for...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 24, 2021 05:13 PM (K5n5d)

354 Jane D'oh introduced me to sour wood honey and pecan oil and I am forever grateful.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:13 PM (L0p0o)

355 bluebell, their shop on Wilmington Island is amazing. And you can reserve a spot for a tour of the hives out back.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:13 PM (ptqGC)

356 Seattle airport just shut down due to weather.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:05 PM (U2p+3)


You're reporting because you already landed or stuck somewhere?

BTW, seeing you at the MoMe made my day. Contagious enthusiasm.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 24, 2021 05:14 PM (+LCoQ)

357 Ben Had, you turned us on to chabani oil. Which reminds me, I need to order more, as well as pecan oil.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:15 PM (ptqGC)

358 Another thing... Nueske doesn't say it, but they talk of less grease, meaning it's dry cured.
I'd bet every one of the great bacon producers y'all mentioned do the dry cure.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 05:15 PM (A2XMJ)

359 bluebell, their shop on Wilmington Island is amazing. And you can reserve a spot for a tour of the hives out back.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:13 PM (ptqGC)
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That sounds like fun. I've just seen their stuff in Savannah (duh) and in Gatlinburg. And came home with a nice bagful each time.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:16 PM (wyw4S)

360 I had a fantastic time at the TxMoMee, and cannot overstate the wonderful hospitality of our hosts RancherBob and CowHorse Queen, and the amazing experience of interacting with the wittiest, talented, amazing group of people that are The Horde.

Eclipsing all of this is the beacon of warmth and generosity that draws more of us each year, Ben Had.

Thanks for letting me part of it all!

Posted by: Retief at October 24, 2021 05:16 PM (hgd+7)

361 Then she disappeared again...*sigh*

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 24, 2021 05:16 PM (K5n5d)

362 I suspect that the brains at Aldi's had signed long term contracts with bacon suppliers because the price and availability has remained unchanged for the past year.

PS: Don't tell anyone else. Please.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 04:54 PM


PPS: Aldi's has turkeys here when no one else does so don't say anything to anyone.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 05:17 PM (JUOKG)

363 Perfessor, the kitty is in the same place but a different dimension. It's a cat thing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

364 Ben Had, my husband was just wondering if you will ever get hold of any TX Gulf oysters he could roast at the next MoMe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:18 PM (ptqGC)

365 Seattle having a snow storm?

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 05:18 PM (2JoB8)

366
Last time I looked at the price, Aldi's thick bacon, either Applewood or smoked was $4.99/ pound, which yielded 12 thick succulent slices. We tend to cook them to 90% of done, then shrink wrap and freeze about three slices per package.

Thawed, then wrapped around sea scallops, at 350 degrees for half an hour is perfection for both. Or quickly pan-fried for a couple of minutes before scrambled eggs, perfection. Or nuked in the microwave for a BLT, perfect.

But Aldi's is a secret best not revealed to the left.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 05:19 PM (dQvv7)

367 326 As an Atlantic Seaboard person, I thought pike was just all bones and good only as a game fish. Imagine my surprise when a restaurant in Wisconsin had pickled pike on the menu. It was delicious and boneless. That was the start of my freshwater fish education.
Posted by: JTB at October 24, 2021 05:00 PM (7EjX1)

Pike is good, but my favorite freshwater fish is walleye. It's also great Wisconsin supper club fare.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&&V at October 24, 2021 05:20 PM (HabA/)

368 You're reporting because you already landed or stuck somewhere?

BTW, seeing you at the MoMe made my day. Contagious enthusiasm.
Posted by: Reuben Hick


I'm home. But Rat and LCD are in the air and prolly diverted to Yakima, Portlandia or Spokane.

And it was GREAT meeting you too! I love love LOVE hugs!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:20 PM (U2p+3)

369 CBD, last count I had thinned my cookbook hoard down to about 150 books. I'm embarrassed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:20 PM (ptqGC)

370 Jane D'Oh,

Thanks for introducing us to their tupelo honey. The stuff is liquid gold. Now I have to try their sourwood honey before it sells out.

BTW, where do you get the pecan oil mentioned above?

Posted by: JTB at October 24, 2021 05:20 PM (7EjX1)

371 Oooooo, the ferries are tooting away now too.

It's squalling pretty good out there.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:22 PM (U2p+3)

372 Horde, a modern firearm ought to be able to move a round from the chamber back into the magazine.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 24, 2021 05:22 PM (ybIRR)

373 Drive by post, busy :

If you can ever find cotton flower honey, buy all the man has. It's the best, most pure, most flavorful honey I've ever tasted.

I've never seen it on a shelf, though. I collected it out of a downed tree on a golf course surrounded by cotton fields in Alabama decades ago.

Ruined other honey for a long time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 24, 2021 05:22 PM (vnhb5)

374 370 Jane D'Oh,

Thanks for introducing us to their tupelo honey. The stuff is liquid gold. Now I have to try their sourwood honey before it sells out.

BTW, where do you get the pecan oil mentioned above?
Posted by: JTB at October 24, 2021 05:20 PM (7EjX1)

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It's a GA product that used to be sourced locally. Now I have to go on Amazon to buy the oil. Weird.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:22 PM (ptqGC)

375 Retief, You all have to realize how much joy you bring me. I was so happy that you were here both days.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:23 PM (L0p0o)

376 Nurse! It was a delight!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

377 Retief, let's push for a trebuchet at next year's TMM.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

378 Looks like it's high wind warnings throughout the upper Wa. area.

Posted by: MkY at October 24, 2021 05:25 PM (A2XMJ)

379 Also, no one should ever buy a Mario commie Batoli book.

Just liberate it from your favorite bookstore.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 24, 2021 05:25 PM (1t5dY)

380 OK that's it, I am buying a camper to go to the next Texas mome. I will bring lever guns in many calibers.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 05:25 PM (JUOKG)

381 Hi bluebell!

Did you go to the TXMoMe too? I'm looking forward to all the after-action reports as I'm sure it was a terrific time.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 24, 2021 05:25 PM (+ZGEx)

382 367 ... "Pike is good, but my favorite freshwater fish is walleye. It's also great Wisconsin supper club fare."

Hi Donna,

Had walleye twice the last time we were in Wisconsin. Superb! Can't decide if I like that or the perch better. Might be a tie since they were both delicious.

A few lake in Virginia have started to stock walleye. That gives me hope.

Posted by: JTB at October 24, 2021 05:25 PM (7EjX1)

383 Funny you should mention that. I hope we get to meet you next year in TX.


....

I have threatened the last two years to come. Alas, work has been insane. October is the culmination of wedding season, and this year we added to it providing bartenders for the UT Knoxville skyboxes and bartenders for a series of concerts in October in Knoxville.

I've had 25+ bartenders out on jobs every weekend this October, and some weeks upwards of 40.

I think I'm going to stop expressing interest in MoMes and instead just show up at one unannounced and uninvited. That's basically my entire life's history of attending parties anyway.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 24, 2021 05:26 PM (7F9te)

384 Mrs D has whipped up a pinto bean and ham soup. Smells delicious and now the corn bread is coming together.

Trying to decide what martini would go with this...???

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 03:09 PM (axyOa)

A Gibson! The onion will complement the soup!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:26 PM (Q9lwr)

385 Horde! SO much fun at the TxMoMe! Getting some rest.

Bob, Jennifer, you're very patient with having a bunch of morons overrun your place every year. Loved the helpful Horse Photo idea.

Ben Had, you're the lighthouse guiding everyone in!

Posted by: Steck at October 24, 2021 05:27 PM (LlRQB)

386 Did you go to the TXMoMe too? I'm looking forward to all the after-action reports as I'm sure it was a terrific time.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 24, 2021 05:25 PM (+ZGEx)
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IrishEi! I was hoping to see you. No, I didn't go to Texas. We were elsewhere. Hint: I had gnocchi with crab last night for dinner. Light as pillows.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:27 PM (wyw4S)

387 I can't add to what was said by others above, except to say thank you Ben Had for putting the TXMoMe together, and to Bob and Jennifer for hosting us. Sorry I didn't get to say my goodbyes in person. My 1st time, really hope really hope it's not my last. The Horde really is a great group of people (Also, can I get out of the barrel now?)

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy Agr8U at October 24, 2021 05:28 PM (JYung)

388 PPS: Aldi's has turkeys here when no one else does so don't say anything to anyone.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 24, 2021 05:17 PM


Never, ever let anyone know that Aldi's has precooked turkey breast year around for less then $4.99 a pound. Tasty, delicious turkey breast. We throw it into the sous vide for a while until it hits about 160 degrees then use our slicer to carve it down into delicious sandwich material. Then slice up onion, tomato, etc. for a perfect sandwich for the next couple of days.

But some things are better left unsaid, because the wrong people will find out.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 05:28 PM (dQvv7)

389 A Gibson! The onion will complement the soup!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:26 PM (Q9lwr)


That, good sir, is a damned fine suggestion!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 05:28 PM (axyOa)

390 Bitter Clinger, the NoVaMoMes are never in October, you know. And we are just one state over. Just sayin'.

Although we do need an accurate count because we don't have a horse farm .

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:29 PM (wyw4S)

391 Thanks, CBD for being so complimentary about my carne adovada

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 24, 2021 03:58 PM (1lKRm)

I am many things, but a bullshitter about food? I am not. Unless you are on your deathbed and want confirmation that your 40 year quest to duplicate grandma's goulash recipe finally bore fruit, I tell the truth when people ask me.

It was excellent. Really, really delicious, and I think making it in chunks rather than shredded makes it even better.

And thank you for saving some for me!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:30 PM (Q9lwr)

392 I hope the next MoMe we make I can have a chance to ride some horse flesh. I miss my horses.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:30 PM (ptqGC)

393 Jane, how are you and Mr. D'oh doing? I know for quite a while you were battling uphill.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:31 PM (wyw4S)

394 Well my burrito filling was excellent, hot but not too hot, only hot enough that I had to keep eating.

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 05:31 PM (2JoB8)

395 I had gnocchi with crab last night for dinner. Light as pillows.
Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:27 PM (wyw4S)
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Argh! I'm jealous! How is Duffinetti's doing? Guessing they survived all the COVID restrictions.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 24, 2021 05:32 PM (+ZGEx)

396 Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 05:19 PM (dQvv7)

Aldi's can't be beat for certain things. Besides bacon, I also recommend their chocolates, especially the truffles, which are awesome. Also goat cheese, German mustards and Greek honey yogurt.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&&V at October 24, 2021 05:33 PM (HabA/)

397 FenSpouse and I went out for dinner. FenSon wanted to stay home to study for Organic Chemistry II test. I couldn't finish my large portion of Smoked, BBQ'ed beef, beans and cornbread(which was quite tasty) so I brought it home for him. I have a happy pastor/mother thing to relate. I put the leftovers on a plate, heated it up and brought it to him and he said "Mom, can you say a prayer? " We always pray before our family meals, but I thought it was nice he wanted to do that since he was the only one eating. Still, I don't know why I have to be the designated pray-er. Everybody who believes in God is capable of praying-even the non ordained folks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 24, 2021 05:33 PM (ueGNX)

398 It was excellent. Really, really delicious, and I think making it in chunks rather than shredded makes it even better.

And thank you for saving some for me!
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I think it's a toss up which was better: the carne asovada or the pazole. Both used similar ingredients and seasonings, but both also had subtle complexities to make them very distinct. A gnat could starve on the difference as to which was better. Thanks for making it for us! (I forget who made the pazole, but it, too was delicious!)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 24, 2021 05:33 PM (K5n5d)

399 Weekly scotch time

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 05:34 PM (2JoB8)

400 Squirrel, I believe the pazole was jak sucio

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 24, 2021 05:35 PM (p40Pc)

401 Jane, I will find the oysters somewhere if you can make be here.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:36 PM (L0p0o)

402 The storm has hit the south end.
Lights flickering.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 05:36 PM (axyOa)

403 393 Jane, how are you and Mr. D'oh doing? I know for quite a while you were battling uphill.
Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:31 PM (wyw4S)

--- His bidness has come back from Covid and is booming. I have a couple of more months before I can wear cute shoes again. Two ankle surgeries in nine months was fun. My left ankle was triple fractured. I'm so very very busy as a new church elder, and D'oh Boy is a home owner, working in sales and as a security consultant for our bidness...and is wanting to marry his gf.

I hope you and your sweet husband and your family are doing great. Hope we'll get to see you in the not too distant future.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:36 PM (ptqGC)

404 Nueske's is worth seeking out.

Posted by: D. Schauer at October 24, 2021 04:49 PM (5uAPp)

I agree, but it is a bit different than traditional bacon.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:36 PM (Q9lwr)

405 377 Retief, let's push for a trebuchet at next year's TMM

Ha! I'm saving that one for the gun thread!

Posted by: Retief at October 24, 2021 05:37 PM (hgd+7)

406 Ben had, can't thank you enough for your hospitality. You made a newbie feel welcome and included. Hope to see you next year.

Posted by: Javems at October 24, 2021 05:37 PM (xgBZ9)

407 Squirrel, I believe the pazole was jak sucio
Posted by: BruceWayne at October 24, 2021 05:35 PM (p40Pc)
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I believe you are correct! Thanks for reminding me!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 24, 2021 05:38 PM (K5n5d)

408 Steck!
So nice to see you again. Thank you for the hugs. And the privilege of shooting your 1911. Especially tricked out!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:38 PM (U2p+3)

409 Argh! I'm jealous! How is Duffinetti's doing? Guessing they survived all the COVID restrictions.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 24, 2021 05:32 PM (+ZGEx)
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They are doing great. Yes, thankfully they survived. Luckily they were able to put tables and chairs under canopies and they decorated with plants, etc. That was last year. They might still have that, I didn't even pay attention, but we were indoors. It was every bit as good as ever.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:39 PM (wyw4S)

410 401 Jane, I will find the oysters somewhere if you can make be here.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:36 PM (L0p0o

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That would be great! Has to be a wood fire. A large piece of metal and the burlap the oysters come in are all that is necessary. We're hosting our annual roast here again in January.

If any morons are interested in attending, let me know. It's yuge and luxurious. Bigly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:39 PM (ptqGC)

411 The food was great, particularly the corn dish and eggplant dish. And the pig was p-p-p-perfect! Years ago at the MudMoMe they gave away kittens as door prizes, and we shot air rifles. Now look how big it is. I sat next to Bob last night and mentioned 'a skunk passed through, did you smell him?' Bob just smiled and said 'yeah they have rabies.' Can't wait til next year.

Posted by: Eromero at October 24, 2021 05:39 PM (0OP+5)

412 Bitter Clinger, the NoVaMoMes are never in October, you know. And we are just one state over. Just sayin'.

.....

Yes, I had those intentions this year as well.

I've never visited Washington D.C., nor has Little.

I thought it might make a decent combined trip, but I pretty much figured D.C. was under some kind of mask mandate this year and as documented, I'm certifiably maskaphobic and figured we wouldn't be able to visit the museums and such.

By next year they will probably make me show the vaccine card I don't have.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 24, 2021 05:40 PM (7F9te)

413 CBD, when will you grace us with another of your cooking videos?? Need more bribery? :-)

Posted by: fly gal at October 24, 2021 05:40 PM (Y2Ojz)

414
Weekly scotch time

Posted by: Skip at October 24, 2021 05:34 PM


It's currently 11:36 pm in Scotland, so you have some catching up to do. I only recently came to terms with my Scottish/Welsh/Irish ancestry, but it explains so much.

Like my Irish exit... *no carrier*

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 05:40 PM (dQvv7)

415 Ben Had was one of the first person to greet me when I arrived. She immediately gave me a hug even though we'd never met. Texas hospitality personified.

Rancher Bob and Jennifer were also the most gracious hosts.

Kudos to everyone who planned this event, carried it out, and attended.

I'm convinced that there is NOTHING the Horde cannot do once we set our minds to it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 24, 2021 05:40 PM (K5n5d)

416 That would be great! Has to be a wood fire. A large piece of metal and the burlap the oysters come in are all that is necessary. We're hosting our annual roast here again in January.

Jane D'Oh,

If you have a recipe or link with more detail, that would be awesome.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 05:41 PM (5NkmN)

417 Inspector Cussword, as CBD said he doesn't false praise food. As I can take constructive criticism, I took his "it needs more salt" when he tried my quajillo dip as gospel.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:41 PM (L0p0o)

418 Retief, let's push for a trebuchet at next year's TMM

Ha! I'm saving that one for the gun thread!
Posted by: Retief at October 24, 2021 05:37 PM (hgd+7)

Given the right materials I'm sure I can build it. Get me some help from Jim new dawn and AOP and we'll be able to build and drive it.lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 24, 2021 05:41 PM (f2FY8)

419 411 The food was great, particularly the corn dish and eggplant dish. And the pig was p-p-p-perfect! Years ago at the MudMoMe they gave away kittens as door prizes, and we shot air rifles. Now look how big it is. I sat next to Bob last night and mentioned 'a skunk passed through, did you smell him?' Bob just smiled and said 'yeah they have rabies.' Can't wait til next year.
Posted by: Eromero at October 24, 2021 05:39 PM (0OP+5

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Wait... you shot kittens with air rifles??? What fresh Hunter Biden hell is this?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:42 PM (ptqGC)

420 Jane, that's all good news! I'm glad you are on the mend and that your hubby's biz is thriving. And sounds like there will be a wedding in the family? Whoever she is, she is lucky to get your awesome son.

We are all doing well, just praying like mad that the vaccine mandates fall through. That the big thing for us right now - affects a little of family.

Would love to see you too! Maybe you all could come up if Weasel plans another NoVaMoMe next year.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:42 PM (wyw4S)

421 CBD, when will you grace us with another of your cooking videos?? Need some bribery? :-)

Posted by: fly gal at October 24, 2021 05:42 PM (Y2Ojz)

422 The storm has hit the south end.
Lights flickering.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 05:36 PM (axyOa)

If you lose power and you need sniper overwatch, call nurse ratched. She shot my rifle better than I did!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:42 PM (Q9lwr)

423 Meant affects a LOT of family.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:43 PM (wyw4S)

424 I sat next to Bob last night and mentioned 'a skunk passed through, did you smell him?' Bob just smiled and said 'yeah they have rabies.' Can't wait til next year.
Posted by: Eromero at October 24, 2021 05:39 PM (0OP+5)
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I wonder if that was the same skunk that was flattened on the road just south of the ranch. I missed the turn off on Saturday, but made a U-turn at the dead skunk...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 24, 2021 05:43 PM (K5n5d)

425 Need some bribery? :-)

Posted by: fly gal at October 24, 2021 05:42 PM (Y2Ojz)

I am always amenable to bribery.

But...I can't think of anything that would be both interesting and something that I can do well enough to give people good ideas....

Maybe panda hash....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:44 PM (Q9lwr)

426 Tonight is chicken breast in a blueberry balsamic reduction and stir fry broccoli with oil and garlic.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 24, 2021 05:44 PM (EZebt)

427 CBD - saw the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks on your shelf. Excellent source of recipes for a variety of tastes. Her crab cake recipe is to be avoided.

Posted by: Parametric at October 24, 2021 05:44 PM (eOSuW)

428 Tonight is chicken breast in a blueberry balsamic reduction and stir fry broccoli with oil and garlic.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 24, 2021 05:44 PM (EZebt)

Wow!

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 05:44 PM (cSyAR)

429 Me, I'm working on a double smoked bacon sandwich.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 05:45 PM (cSyAR)

430 Food related...what was that additive folks claimed help clean dishes better in the dishwasher? I found some pool cleaner, HTH, is that the stuff?

Posted by: Farmer at October 24, 2021 05:46 PM (55Qr6)

431 Target near me has X-Mas shit already.

FFS.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 24, 2021 05:46 PM (1t5dY)

432 If you lose power and you need sniper overwatch, call nurse ratched. She shot my rifle better than I did!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:42 PM (Q9lwr)

Heh heh heh. I've seen her shoot. I am not surprised.
And there no truth to the rumor that I received an email shortly after she landed bragging about that very thing!
Nope. No truth at all.

Mostly.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 05:46 PM (axyOa)

433 Excellent source of recipes for a variety of tastes. Her crab cake recipe is to be avoided.

Posted by: Parametric at October 24, 2021 05:44 PM (eOSuW)

Hah! Yes, while Ina Garten is an excellent cook, sometimes she has duds. I have made a few of her chicken dishes that were underwhelming.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:47 PM (Q9lwr)

434 I wonder if that was the same skunk that was flattened on the road just south of the ranch. I missed the turn off on Saturday, but made a U-turn at the dead skunk...
Posted by: "Perfes

Who sang Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 24, 2021 05:47 PM (cSyAR)

435 Farmer: Jet-Dry.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 05:47 PM (L2ZTs)

436 Jane, wood fire is no problem. Rancher bob has just the right thing to cook them on also.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:47 PM (L0p0o)

437 Loudon Wainwright IV,

Posted by: Eromero at October 24, 2021 05:48 PM (0OP+5)

438 And there no truth to the rumor that I received an email shortly after she landed bragging about that very thing!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 05:46 PM (axyOa)

She can shoot a pistol too! I let her try the adult version of her Walther PPQ, and she didn't run away crying. That impressed me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:48 PM (Q9lwr)

439 CBD,
Beginners luck and I was watching you to mimic proper technique. Also, your spotting was perfect!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:48 PM (U2p+3)

440 BC, I get it. I haven't been to DC since Biden became Resident and i don't intend to.

But, there's lots of great stuff in Virginia, particularly along your way up on 81. Even though most people mask up here, there's no requirement in stores or restaurants and no one says a word to my maskless self. Down in the southern part of VA, you don't see many masks at all.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:48 PM (wyw4S)

441 CBD- The sentiment is mutual, and thank you for the tip on sous-vide-ing tri-tip longer and the ice bath. I am looking forward to trying that out.

Posted by: ycrt at October 24, 2021 05:48 PM (49nYE)

442 416 That would be great! Has to be a wood fire. A large piece of metal and the burlap the oysters come in are all that is necessary. We're hosting our annual roast here again in January.

Jane D'Oh,

If you have a recipe or link with more detail, that would be awesome.
Posted by: naturalfake at October 24, 2021 05:41 PM (5NkmN)

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We have a spot on the Wilmington River (off the Savannah River) here. Husband and a couple of buddies start in the early afternoon building a hot fire (sometimes with pecan wood), and the washed oysters go on a large piece of metal on top of the hot fire, are covered with wet burlap until they "know" the oysters are done. We have lots of tables set up with condiments and buckets for the oyster shells. The shells are carried to a local place that cleans them and puts them back on the oyster beds. A good roast with lots of people lasts for hours. Glorious. We also set up a full bar and there are lots of things for the non-oyster lovers to enjoy. Last year we had about eighty people.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:49 PM (ptqGC)

443 Didn't run away crying?


Dude.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:49 PM (U2p+3)

444 Given the right materials I'm sure I can build it. Get me some help from Jim new dawn and AOP and we'll be able to build and drive it.lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 24, 2021 05:41 PM (f2FY
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And Bers will be strapped to it playing his axe just like that guy in the Mad Max movie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

445 Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:47 PM (L0p0o)

I am going to make your chili and crema sauce and use it as a marinade.

Although I tried it as a sauce on the pork loin on Friday night and it worked great!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:50 PM (Q9lwr)

446 430 Food related...what was that additive folks claimed help clean dishes better in the dishwasher? I found some pool cleaner, HTH, is that the stuff?

Posted by: Farmer at October 24, 2021 05:46 PM
1. Put plate on floor.
2. Call dog.
2b. Call cat.

Posted by: Eromero at October 24, 2021 05:50 PM (0OP+5)

447 Farmer:

I think you mean trisodium phosphate (TSP)

Posted by: IrishEi at October 24, 2021 05:50 PM (+ZGEx)

448 My mac 'n' cheese came out of the oven all bubbly and hissing like a cheesy Vesuvius.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:51 PM (Dc2NZ)

449 436 Jane, wood fire is no problem. Rancher bob has just the right thing to cook them on also.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 24, 2021 05:47 PM (L0p0o)

That's great! I'll convey to D''oh and we'll plan to come next year.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:51 PM (ptqGC)

450 314 "Nueske's is worth seeking out."

Not at $115.00 for 5 lbs. it's not......

It's $11.00/lb in my local store. Gone up $2.00/lb in past year. But yeah, at $23 per pound that is any easy pass.

Posted by: D. Schauer at October 24, 2021 05:51 PM (5uAPp)

451 >>> 440 BC, I get it. I haven't been to DC since Biden became Resident and i don't intend to.

But, there's lots of great stuff in Virginia, particularly along your way up on 81. Even though most people mask up here, there's no requirement in stores or restaurants and no one says a word to my maskless self. Down in the southern part of VA, you don't see many masks at all.
Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:48 PM (wyw4S)

While I have no idea what things will be like next year, I can tell you that I did not wear a mask at all during my trip to this year's NoVA MoMee (in fact I'd forgotten to take any, oops). I didn't do any sightseeing though.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:51 PM (ACi07)

452 Didn't run away crying?


Dude.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:49 PM (U2p+3)


Snort.
Gets brave with a whole continent between ya.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 05:51 PM (axyOa)

453 And Bers will be strapped to it playing his axe just like that guy in the Mad Max movie.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:49 PM (Dc2NZ)


I can picture that perfectly.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 05:52 PM (h02fy)

454 Sup, y'all?!

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:52 PM (5WP7x)

455 Ben Had, please give Bob and Jennifer hugs for me!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:53 PM (ptqGC)

456 But...I can't think of anything that would be both interesting and something that I can do well enough to give people good ideas....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:44 PM (Q9lwr)
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How about a real-time video of you sous-viding something? Oh wait, you said interesting.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:53 PM (wyw4S)

457 Posted by: ycrt at October 24, 2021 05:48 PM (49nYE)

It was a pleasure meeting you and chatting.

I think you are going to be pleased with the results, but please keep us posted.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:53 PM (Q9lwr)

458 >>> 454 Sup, y'all?!
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:52 PM (5WP7x)

Heh, look at Weasel being all casual...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:53 PM (ACi07)

459 Weasel!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

460 I picked up some choice boneless rib-eyes at Costco today for $14.99 / lb.

They had some Prime for $19.99

Posted by: Been Lurking at October 24, 2021 05:53 PM (rDgjh)

461 I started some balloon wine this morning from a Wylie, Texas (Abilene) cookbook, put together by a senior citizen group in Brooke County, West Virginia, I picked up a week ago at the New Braunfels library book sale. Just went downstairs and saw the balloon inflated very nicely.

Not exactly a complicated recipe: put sugar, grape juice, yeast and water in a jug, cover it with a balloon, and wait.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 24, 2021 05:53 PM (CX3cf)

462 My mac 'n' cheese came out of the oven all bubbly and hissing like a cheesy Vesuvius.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:51 PM (Dc2NZ)


I've been craving Mac n cheese lately.
Mmmmm

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 05:53 PM (axyOa)

463 Hey, Weasel. Nothin' much. Just dodging incoming from Alec Baldwin.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 24, 2021 05:54 PM (ptqGC)

464 While I have no idea what things will be like next year, I can tell you that I did not wear a mask at all during my trip to this year's NoVA MoMee (in fact I'd forgotten to take any, oops). I didn't do any sightseeing though.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:51 PM (ACi07)
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Atta girl, Helena. We were all the sights you needed to see anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:55 PM (wyw4S)

465 How about a real-time video of you sous-viding something? Oh wait, you said interesting.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:53 PM (wyw4S)

You have no sense of adventure!

By the way, I was surprised by how many people at the Texas MoMe cook using Sous Vide.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:55 PM (Q9lwr)

466 >>> 444 Given the right materials I'm sure I can build it. Get me some help from Jim new dawn and AOP and we'll be able to build and drive it.lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 24, 2021 05:41 PM (f2FY
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And Bers will be strapped to it playing his axe just like that guy in the Mad Max movie.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

I would think this had better include the "flamethrower" portion of that setup for Berserker.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:55 PM (ACi07)

467 I love you, bluebell.

Weasel is here! Hi Weasel!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:55 PM (U2p+3)

468 Sup, y'all?!
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:52 PM (5WP7x)


Yo Mr Weas!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 24, 2021 05:55 PM (axyOa)

469
Helena - Hope I didn't make too much racket vacating the premises this morning.

Eris - howdy!!

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:55 PM (5WP7x)

470 Been Lurking: mmmm.

I don't have any steak to go with it yet but went ahead and ordered some Melinda's ghost pepper steak sauce recently. Hope it's good.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 24, 2021 05:55 PM (L2ZTs)

471 Weasel is pooped and happy to be out of the WeaselMobile.

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:56 PM (5WP7x)

472 My mac 'n' cheese came out of the oven all bubbly and hissing like a cheesy Vesuvius.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

Do you have a recipe?

Posted by: Infidel at October 24, 2021 05:56 PM (QC3yT)

473 >>> 469
Helena - Hope I didn't make too much racket vacating the premises this morning.
.....
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:55 PM (5WP7x)

You were in stealth mode. I hope I wasn't snoring.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:56 PM (ACi07)

474 Weasel, my man! How did the driving go today?

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:57 PM (wyw4S)

475 Helena,
I hope
Your momma is feeling better.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:57 PM (U2p+3)

476 >>> 475 Helena,
I hope
Your momma is feeling better.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:57 PM (U2p+3)

She is much better, thanks.

Kitty is happy to see us!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 24, 2021 05:58 PM (ACi07)

477 Eris

I have a book I want
To send you. Can I get
Your addy from weasel
Or CBD please?

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 24, 2021 05:58 PM (U2p+3)

478 What up weasel! Can't thank you enough for all your help this weekend! Great to meet you!

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 24, 2021 05:58 PM (p40Pc)

479 Weasel is pooped and happy to be out of the WeaselMobile.
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:56 PM (5WP7x)


I shannot believe it. The WeaselMobile is a sweet ride.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 05:58 PM (h02fy)

480 430 Food related...what was that additive folks claimed help clean dishes better in the dishwasher? I found some pool cleaner, HTH, is that the stuff?

Posted by: Farmer at October 24, 2021 05:46 PM

TSP - trisodium phosphate... Basically they took phosphate out of dishwasher soap and now it takes forever to clean dishes.

Great food thread also. And great to meet all the horde this weekend.

Posted by: Redchief at October 24, 2021 05:59 PM (bVGsy)

481 Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 05:57 PM (wyw4S)
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All good. Looooong drive, but I made it to Nashville.

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:59 PM (5WP7x)

482 Do you have a recipe?
Posted by: Infidel at October 24, 2021 05:56 PM (QC3yT)
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1. Cook pasta; drain
2. Dump in a bowl with a jar of Kroger's truffle cheddar mac 'n' cheese sauce and mix
3. Add in shredded truffle gouda and cheddar because hey
4. Bake at 400 for an hour

The secret to this recipe is that the cheese sauce is a year past its "best if by" date, so it has that extra tang.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 06:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

483
By the way, I was surprised by how many people at the Texas MoMe cook using Sous Vide.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 05:55 PM


I'm the (male) chef in the family and I love to lament to the wife how much time and effort it causes me in the minute and a half it takes me to take some frozen protein from the freezer, click some buttons, then walk away, wiping my brow.

I think she's on to me though.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 06:00 PM (dQvv7)

484 Nurse, Hogmartin has my new address.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 06:01 PM (Dc2NZ)

485 If any morons are interested in attending, let me know. It's yuge and luxurious. Bigly.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

Molluscs for Miklos?

Posted by: Miklos, having oysters this evening as it happens at October 24, 2021 06:01 PM (QzkSJ)

486 WEASEL GUN SHOW

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at October 24, 2021 06:01 PM (2JoB8)

487 Bers will be strapped to it playing his axe just like that guy in the Mad Max movie.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 24, 2021 05:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

As long as I don't have to wear the silly costume. Although, a grim reaper get up might be cool. Lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 24, 2021 06:02 PM (f2FY8)

488 All good. Looooong drive, but I made it to Nashville.
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:59 PM (5WP7x)
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Good. Wave to my boy on your way out of town tomorrow.

Posted by: bluebell at October 24, 2021 06:02 PM (wyw4S)

489 I think she's on to me though.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at October 24, 2021 06:00 PM (dQvv7)

Hah!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 24, 2021 06:03 PM (Q9lwr)

490 Thanks Eris, sounds divine.

Posted by: Infidel at October 24, 2021 06:03 PM (QC3yT)

491 Well I'm not going to bitch about my 7:00am flight now. Son just called and said SeaTac is shut down.
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 24, 2021 05:07 PM (h02fy)


That is odd, the weather is not that bad. It is stormy here further south but it doesn't look too terrible for the next 6 hours.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 24, 2021 06:05 PM (KbLYZ)

492 All good. Looooong drive, but I made it to Nashville.
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 24, 2021 05:59 PM (5WP7x)

I'm not too far behind you. Mrs B got a frigging Frankenstein boot on the loud pedal.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 24, 2021 06:07 PM (f2FY8)

493 I missed Mrs Berserker? Curse you Covid!

One of the nice things about the MoMe that I really enjoy is meeting the fellow denizens and then seeing their comments and actually knowing who they are. When I met Mr. B and his brother last year, I was like "who the heck are YOU?" But now I know and every time I see a comment from Mr. B or Ladyl or Tom Servo or Jewells or any one of the other people that I only really became aware of when I met them face to face, it's like I really am part of this community. Sort of.

As far as food goes, I'm enjoying some linquine with sauce from a jar (yeah, I know) and some ice cream I made myself in my new ice cream maker, that I got because I was inspired by the folks here. Imagine that.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at October 24, 2021 06:18 PM (ezpv1)

494 what was that additive folks claimed help clean dishes better in the dishwasher? I found some pool cleaner, HTH, is that the stuff?

Posted by: Farmer
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TSP

Posted by: lin-duh at October 24, 2021 06:25 PM (UUBmN)

495 Is Pillage Idiot here? Need to ask him a question.

Loved seeing/meeting for the first time everyone at the TxMoMe, and hope to see all of you - and more! - at next year's shindig!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at October 24, 2021 06:30 PM (SRRAx)

496 This is something I've done all my life but comes as a surprise to so many people. Sorry if you already know about this. When you carve your jack o'lantern douse the top with cinnamon. The candle will make it smell so fantastic.

Posted by: Ben Sears at October 24, 2021 06:40 PM (AQEgU)

497 If you don't want to go to TSP, Oxiclean is a decent booster for dishwasher and laundry IMO.

Posted by: PaleRider, vaccine resister at October 24, 2021 06:43 PM (pxVvf)

498 Kosher Bacon!!! I want.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 24, 2021 07:53 PM (flINI)

499 Only thing better than 10 pounds of bacon is 10 pounds of pork belly.

Posted by: FatAlbert at October 24, 2021 09:09 PM (/LM9B)

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