Food Thread: For All Sad Words Of Tongue And Pan, The Saddest Are These, "It Might Have Been."

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Ah...food that doesn't exist (or shouldn't!). The first one that came to me was "Lembas," from Lord Of The Rings, but there are others. Snozzberries, Roast Beast, Subtraction Stew, Shmoo, Roast Porg, and of course the most famous...Ambrosia!

I am confident that I have missed a bunch, although I will bet that an outsized number of them come from Sci-Fi and fantasy, which certainly aren't in my wheelhouse.

So have at it...what is your favorite imaginary food?

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The muse has deserted me this week, so I am left with what struck me as important about what I cooked the last several days. Not that my food is important to anyone other than the diners at Chez Dildo, but I made a few dishes that were elevated by fresh herbs, and I cannot emphasize enough how important they can be to certain dishes.

Sous Vide double-cut pork rib chops (from the front of the loin where those luscious shoulder muscles and fat intrude upon the plain and lean loin) with fresh garlic, Rosemary and Thyme. Wow. The combination of fresh herbs and some particularly nice chops conspired to expand my waistline!

That is not to say that dried herbs do not have a function. I made Matzoh Brei this past week because it is a Passover tradition, and because I am not a savage I eat it as a savory dish, with a bit of powdered onion and garlic as a boost to the simple flavor of egg and matzoh. And because I cannot leave well enough alone, I tried it with fresh garlic and fresh onion. Once. The onion was okay, but the garlic was discordant and faintly unpleasant.

But in the main I do not understand why some chefs call for dried herbs rather than their fresh equivalents.

Anyone care to enlighten me and the rest of the class?

Bueller?

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Mescal cocktails? I have never thought much about them, although I have had a few pleasant and interesting ones in bars?

Here are three!

Naked And Famous

Oaxacaon Old Fashioned

So Long

I used to bring back mescal from Mexico, where I would buy it in a corner store in used 2-liter water bottles. Then when I got home I would filter it, usually finding ants or something gritty.

Yeah...I was young and stupid. That mescal was probably distilled in old car radiators and was full of lead, which might explain some things...

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That is a rather delicious brisket sandwich with...you guessed it...collard greens and bacon made by MoMe attendee and reader "Mr. Bingley." He smoked it, which is always fraught with dangerous unknowns. But it sure looks good!
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Cauliflower Gratin a la Bluebell

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That gratin might have had too much cheese. Yes, I know, just writing those words violates about 15 rules in the AoSHQ style guide, and will probably get me a stern talking-to from several commenters, but I used so much cheese that I lost the wonderful firm texture of the cauliflower. I'm not complaining; the damned thing tasted great.

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Baking biscuits is not a complicated, multi-step process. But cutting the shortening or butter into them does take a bit of time and can be messy, especially if done by hand, which I prefer to do. So I guess this is an alternative, and while I am going to give it a try, I have never used self-rising flour, and in fact I have no idea why it even exists!

The Easiest Biscuits You'll Ever Make

I do love the tang of the buttermilk, so I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that these are pretty good.

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Romaine lettuce that is green, instead of the white crap they sell that has never seen a photon, pork rib roasts from the front end of the pig where all the good and fatty meat lives, 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 Food fight

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 04:00 PM (2JoB8)

2 ( holds up a cream pie)

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 04:01 PM (2JoB8)

3 That lickable wallpaper scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory always made me mentally taste Fruity Pebbles as a child.

Still does, when I think about it.

Posted by: Another Anon at April 24, 2022 04:02 PM (bW28E)

4 I just pulled a Screamin' Sicilian pepperoni pizza out of the oven. I did add more cheese, so it counts as "artisanal".

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 24, 2022 04:02 PM (zWOPO)

5 I'm only here for the sous vide.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 24, 2022 04:03 PM (SfY1i)

6 Bought Kobe Ground beef for grilling a hamburger

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 04:03 PM (2JoB8)

7 Breen

Posted by: Kaiju66 at April 24, 2022 04:03 PM (OuFlM)

8 I've eaten many a roast beast. Sometimes beef, times deer or elk but all of em were from a beast. I'm not related to cannibal Bob.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 24, 2022 04:05 PM (3cGpq)

9 But in the main I do not understand why some chefs call for dried herbs rather than their fresh equivalents.

Anyone care to enlighten me and the rest of the class?

Bueller?

I'm gonna channel Julia Child here and say the 3 biggest reasons are price, availability, and avoidance of waste. Dried herbs last way longer, cost less per need, and are available to everyone nationwide.

So, especially when you're pitching a recipe to "Regular Mom/Dad America", if you can use it, you'd want to call for dried.

That said, some dishes require one or the other to work best, but 95% of the time you can probably go either way, as long as you sub at the right amounts...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:05 PM (exHjb)

10 Bought Kobe Ground beef for grilling a hamburger
Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 04:03 PM (2JoB

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Wait. Some pampered Jap cow gave it's life so you could make a damn BURGER?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 24, 2022 04:05 PM (SfY1i)

11 Doing on gas grill, tomorrow have NY Strip maybe try charcoal,
Ham Stromboli Wednesday if dough is still good.
Eating large this week.

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 04:05 PM (2JoB8)

12
Vis a vis "Chill in the fridge":

"Separate two eggs."


*shot of Curly putting two eggs together, pulling them apart, looking at Moe and Moe smacking him in the head.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:06 PM (s2VJv)

13 I like to use dried herbs when I'm making a rub for various meats. They grind much easier than fresh and I can make extra rub to save in jars for the next experiment.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 04:06 PM (U2p+3)

14

New recipe: Kobe Bryant - Kobe beef braised in orange juice . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:06 PM (s2VJv)

15 I'm gonna channel Julia Child here and say the 3 biggest reasons are price, availability, and avoidance of waste. Dried herbs last way longer, cost less per need, and are available to everyone nationwide.
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This^

Not everyone is wealthy enough to have fresh herbs on hand 24/7.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at April 24, 2022 04:07 PM (bHvPK)

16 Caught a handfull of asparagus trying to sneak up without my looking yesterday and roasted them for lunch today. First of the year, sweet as sugar.

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 04:07 PM (+ya+t)

17 I just pulled a Screamin' Sicilian pepperoni pizza out of the oven. I did add more cheese, so it counts as "artisanal".
Posted by: All Hail Eris

jeepers....if it was screaming, it wasn't dead yet....

Posted by: JT at April 24, 2022 04:07 PM (arJlL)

18 New recipe: Kobe Bryant - Kobe beef braised in orange juice . . .

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Ground chuck isn't just for breakfast anymore!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 24, 2022 04:07 PM (SfY1i)

19 New recipe: Kobe Bryant - Kobe beef braised in orange juice . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:06 PM (s2VJv)


Make sure you use the chopper.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 24, 2022 04:08 PM (wgJpD)

20 Shrimp and grits tonight!
Cole slaw or arugula?
Decisions, decisions...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 24, 2022 04:08 PM (jTmQV)

21 15
Not everyone is wealthy enough to have fresh herbs on hand 24/7.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at April 24, 2022 04:07 PM (bHvPK)


Fresh herbs grow like weeds in Italy, Greece and southern France because they're literally just that. Not really that difficult to grow indoors.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:09 PM (s2VJv)

22 19 New recipe: Kobe Bryant - Kobe beef braised in orange juice . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:06 PM (s2VJv)


Make sure you use the chopper.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 24, 2022 04:08 PM (wgJpD)


Schwarzenegger and Vic Morrow groan . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:09 PM (s2VJv)

23 Just make pizza dough for Tuesday Pizza Oven night.
Water, yeast, salt, and "00" ground flour (flour is from Italy, I haven't found reasonably priced "00" made in the USA yet).

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 24, 2022 04:09 PM (Jqvra)

24 Schwarzenegger and Vic Morrow groan . . .
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

John Landis says, don't lose you head over it.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 24, 2022 04:10 PM (Msys3)

25 20 Shrimp and grits tonight!
Cole slaw or arugula?
Decisions, decisions...
Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 24, 2022 04:08 PM (jTmQV)
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Lucky!

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:10 PM (0IeYL)

26 20 Shrimp and grits tonight!
Cole slaw or arugula?
Decisions, decisions...
Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 24, 2022 04:08 PM (jTmQV)


Slaw. If it were shrimp scamp or a seafood pasta, the the arugula would be appropriate to my way of thinkingi.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:10 PM (s2VJv)

27 Thanks to more wild prices increases at the grocery store and one stellar sale, I have my dinner plan.

Since my vegan pesto jar has not had its price raised at my store, and since HMart has a wild sale on Swai filets today (which my kids don't love, but they do love what I put on it...and that's the pesto - and at $2.99/lb for the swai, which was cheaper than the chicken, we're eating fish), I'm making baked Swai filet with vegan pesto.

To have with it, I'm having a chopped iceberg/cucumber/shredded carrot salad (why, yes, those were the cheap veg), the last of my Aldi's strawberries and blueberries, and a loaf of fresh French bread.

Swai is the "grits" of white fish - it's cheap, it's easy, and it's only as good as the flavor you impart to it...every once in a while, the sale and personal health is worth the meal.

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:10 PM (exHjb)

28 Not everyone is wealthy enough to have fresh herbs on hand 24/7.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at April 24, 2022 04:07 PM (bHvPK)

You can grow enough thyme, rosemary and basil for several armies with about $3 worth of seeds, so wealth has nothing to do with it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:11 PM (XIJ/X)

29 Shrimp and grits is food of the gods.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 24, 2022 04:11 PM (wgJpD)

30 Happy Food Thread!!

Self-rising flour, preferably White Lily, is a key ingredient in fluffy biscuits. I think by mixing the leavening agent in with the flour at the mill it is more evenly distributed, and results in a better rise. Or, it's just what my grandma used and insisted we use as well. She did own a chain of cafes in Oklahoma and Texas and was known for her biscuits and pies, so I trusted her on that.

Literary food - Babette's feast comes to mind. I would love to try a 10,000 franc dinner sometime!

And for Nova Local: I made carrot cake for Easter, and since I can't have cream cheese frosting, I experimented with a vegan butter cream by adding pineapple juice in place of the milk as the liquid. It gave the sweet frosting a nice tang, similar to that from the cream cheese, so I didn't feel I was missing out (as much!)

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:12 PM (JrN/x)

31 Make sure you use the chopper.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 24, 2022 04:08 PM (wgJpD)

Get to the chopper.

Posted by: ... at April 24, 2022 04:12 PM (dscaa)

32 >>>So have at it...what is your favorite imaginary food?

Stone soup.

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 04:12 PM (nIvvp)

33 I remember an old Archie comic where Archies sees Big Moose standing idle in the kitchen.

Archie: Why are you just standing there?

Moose: Recipe said "do not stir for 20 minutes."

*lame rim-shot*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 24, 2022 04:12 PM (x8Wzq)

34 23 Just make pizza dough for Tuesday Pizza Oven night.
Water, yeast, salt, and "00" ground flour (flour is from Italy, I haven't found reasonably priced "00" made in the USA yet).
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 24, 2022 04:09 PM (Jqvra)


I'm not a purist in this regard. I think if you can get the best possible domestic ingredients, you can make a pretty damn good product.

That is the rationale behind the recent $1.00 pizza movement here in NYC. It started with a genuine Neapolitan "pizzaiolo" who figured he could do that and just make his money on volume. Of course, with Biden, it's now $2.00 a slice but still it's damn good.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:13 PM (s2VJv)

35 Top pic.

Looks like maple syrup.

French toast chop?

Posted by: Golfman at April 24, 2022 04:13 PM (q/6W0)

36 For Easter my SIL made a Grits Bar. Two different grits and about a dozen toppings, I ate about 7 pounds.

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:13 PM (0IeYL)

37 32 >>>So have at it...what is your favorite imaginary food?

Stone soup.
Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 04:12 PM (nIvvp)


"Hot water soup like Mrs. Douglas makes!'

- - Ebb Dawson

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:13 PM (s2VJv)

38 Self-rising flour, preferably White Lily, is a key ingredient in fluffy biscuits. I think by mixing the leavening agent in with the flour at the mill it is more evenly distributed, and results in a better rise. Or, it's just what my grandma used and insisted we use as well.

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:12 PM (JrN/x)

Thank you young lady! Either explanation works!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:13 PM (XIJ/X)

39 That brisket sandwich with collard greens and bacon looks so wonderful it's just to die for. Way to go, "Mr. Bingley."

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 04:14 PM (nIvvp)

40 20 Shrimp and grits tonight!
Cole slaw or arugula?
Decisions, decisions...
Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 24, 2022 04:08 PM (jTmQV)

Yum! Can I vote "not quite either" - I'd actually do something vinegary and possibly warm with the cabbage...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:14 PM (exHjb)

41 Imaginary food

Cup o pizza.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 04:14 PM (U2p+3)

42 Archie: Why are you just standing there?

Moose: Recipe said "do not stir for 20 minutes."

*lame rim-shot*
Posted by: Pug Mahon

My grandkids race each other to read to me the recipes that direct somewhere in there: "Shake well".

Why yes, I'm that Papa.

They'll remember it when I'm gone.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 24, 2022 04:14 PM (Msys3)

43 You can grow enough thyme, rosemary and basil for several armies with about $3 worth of seeds, so wealth has nothing to do with it.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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You're right. Wealth may not be a factor.
How about some people prefer the convenience of buying it at the store, and don't have such a picky palate?

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at April 24, 2022 04:15 PM (bHvPK)

44 Take one hasty retreat, beat well.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 24, 2022 04:15 PM (Msys3)

45 Python steak, usually mis-labeled as pork loin.

Posted by: Ries Gorthanes at April 24, 2022 04:16 PM (Ium52)

46 29 Shrimp and grits is food of the gods.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 24, 2022 04:11 PM (wgJpD)


"Say, what?"

- - Marjoe Gortner

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:16 PM (s2VJv)

47 28 Not everyone is wealthy enough to have fresh herbs on hand 24/7.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at April 24, 2022 04:07 PM (bHvPK)

You can grow enough thyme, rosemary and basil for several armies with about $3 worth of seeds, so wealth has nothing to do with it.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:11 PM (XIJ/X)

I see we are ignoring all those inner city and apartment/condo dwelling viewers with no land...and probably no experience growing anything ever...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:16 PM (exHjb)

48 42 My grandkids race each other to read to me the recipes that direct somewhere in there: "Shake well".

Why yes, I'm that Papa.

They'll remember it when I'm gone.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 24, 2022 04:14 PM (Msys3)

Yeah, they will!

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 04:16 PM (nIvvp)

49 And for Nova Local: I made carrot cake for Easter, and since I can't have cream cheese frosting, I experimented with a vegan butter cream by adding pineapple juice in place of the milk as the liquid. It gave the sweet frosting a nice tang, similar to that from the cream cheese, so I didn't feel I was missing out (as much!)
Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:12 PM (JrN/x)

I'm totally gonna try that - thanks for the idea!

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:16 PM (exHjb)

50 Oregano, garlic chives and onions come up every year and spread like weeds. Basil and rosemary need light and indoor temps for me. Looking at a kitchen window box to grow them in. Grow lights are too pricey.

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 04:17 PM (+ya+t)

51 Posted by: Tonypete at April 24, 2022 04:14 PM (Msys3)

"Two twists" is my favorite.

Just think Chubby Checkers singing "Peppermint Twist" and you will have a good image of me in the kitchen when my wife asks me to help with the cocktails.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:17 PM (XIJ/X)

52 Hiya Moki !

Posted by: JT at April 24, 2022 04:18 PM (arJlL)

53 All tequilas are Mezcal, but not all Mezcals are tequila... A quote from some brand.

Something I've wondered about. And the worm in mezcal? The worms are added to the cask for aging, and several brands include a worm in the bottle.

Supposedly, this enhances the flavor. I dunno, because I had a bad experience with tequila once. I have tried a few anejo tequilas; pretty good booze.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 24, 2022 04:18 PM (F0YaR)

54 Ummmm, pepperoni!

Posted by: Zeera at April 24, 2022 04:18 PM (UG31v)

55 23 Just make pizza dough for Tuesday Pizza Oven night.
Water, yeast, salt, and "00" ground flour (flour is from Italy, I haven't found reasonably priced "00" made in the USA yet). Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

And don't forget to roast some green chiles for the pizza. Pizza is not pizza without green chiles. Of course, that can be said about any food here in New Mexico.

Posted by: Lost in Space at April 24, 2022 04:18 PM (9I3i5)

56 With just the ever-indulgent wife and I we didn't have the space or need for a fancy wood pellet grill. Then last fall we found the Traeger Ranger - one about the size of a large suitcase. Add a portable table, clean up a small storage shed and now we have a nice grill in about 10 minutes that's plenty big enough for the two of us. Half hour after we're done there's no trace of it.

So now we can pick up things like the bulk pack of chicken quarters we bought on sale and tomorrow I'll slap a few in and hang out for a couple of hours, then have some good eating.

Posted by: KCSteve at April 24, 2022 04:18 PM (bxAlI)

57
Thank you young lady! Either explanation works!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:13 PM (XIJ/X)

Most welcome! Also, freeze your shortening or butter before making the biscuits. Granny had a grater that she fed giant lumps of lard/shortening/butter through when she made pastry or pie crusts, but I just cut the frozen fat into pea-sized pieces and crumbled it into the flour with my fingers.

Try Angel Biscuits sometime, which are yeasted biscuits. My dad made those and I prefer them to baking powder biscuits.

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:19 PM (JrN/x)

58 The only thing I use self-rising flour for is the dumplings for chicken and dumplings (which I'm making tomorrow since it's supposed to rain hard all day). Since I use it so infrequently, I just make my own each time: 3 cups of flour, 4 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt.

Probably would be better mixed during milling, but this works fine for my purpose.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 24, 2022 04:19 PM (fTtFy)

59 I'm here to save Rhyme and Reason ...

Posted by: Milo at April 24, 2022 04:19 PM (wODFs)

60 I bought oregano once easily 10 years ago, comes up every year, dill should be soon, chives are a foot tall from last year.

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 04:19 PM (2JoB8)

61 Three course dinner chewing gum.

When I was younger I always wished there was a full meal in a pill that would nourish and satiate you. Having to take time to eat when I was young seemed a waste and an interruption of my fun.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 24, 2022 04:20 PM (rWvc2)

62 Python steak, usually mis-labeled as pork loin.
Posted by: Ries Gorthanes at April 24, 2022 04:16 PM (Ium52)

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It tastes like chicken.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 24, 2022 04:20 PM (SfY1i)

63 56 we found the Traeger Ranger - one about the size of a large suitcase. Add a portable table, clean up a small storage shed and now we have a nice grill in about 10 minutes that's plenty big enough for the two of us. Half hour after we're done there's no trace of it.
Posted by: KCSteve at April 24, 2022 04:18 PM (bxAlI)

You pull it out of the shed and then wheel it back in?

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 04:20 PM (nIvvp)

64 "Two twists" is my favorite.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Most likely, our wives would commiserate over these types of things at length.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 24, 2022 04:20 PM (Msys3)

65 Hiya JT!!! Hope you and yours are well!!

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:21 PM (JrN/x)

66 Speaking of the pics above - I see someone makes collard greens with the proper amounts of onion and bacon - aka, if you can't see it, you don't have enough yet!

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:21 PM (exHjb)

67 So, earlier this week, someone, don't remember who, mentioned Kielbasa, which got the wheels turning at Che Blake.

We wound up with a meal of grilled Kielbasa, au gratin potatoes and asparagus yesterday.

And life was good.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:21 PM (5pTK/)

68 I have some parsley, chives, thyme and oregano in pots. Down here they grow almost all year. Really don't use them all that often. I buy dried herbs in the small containers, with a few exceptions, as they often go bad before I use them otherwise.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 04:22 PM (AmoqO)

69 Fictional food: Dagwood Sandwich

Yes that ages me, and I know there are probably recipes. But the real thing is probably impossible. Some internet chef made a real version of that crazy SNL taco chalupa gyro pizza thing a while back. It didn't look bad.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 04:22 PM (0fVbu)

70 I've been making martinis using Martini and Rossi dry vermouth
I recently bought a bottle Cinzano extra dry vermouth. It definitely brings a different flavor. I think I like it better.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh. at April 24, 2022 04:22 PM (eGTCV)

71 Grits are a genuine exception to the Weasel 2 minute rule.

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:22 PM (0IeYL)

72 Urg, Nova Local. I meant to say vegan buttercream frosting, but obviously missed a word. Earth Balance non soy sticks, vanilla, pineapple juice, powdered sugar.

Your swai recipe sounds good too! We will have to try that. Is the pesto from HMart as well?

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:23 PM (JrN/x)

73 I'm not a purist in this regard. I think if you can get the best possible domestic ingredients, you can make a pretty damn good product.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton

I'm willing to do a half batch of each and have independent (read other family members) let me know which is preferred.
Would you use high protein (bread flour) or another type?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 24, 2022 04:23 PM (Jqvra)

74 Hiya JT!!! Hope you and yours are well!!
Posted by: Moki

Its just me !

Posted by: JT at April 24, 2022 04:24 PM (arJlL)

75 Also boiled peanuts.

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:24 PM (0IeYL)

76 Hmm, guy in the refrigerator looks like a Yankee fan.

Oh, wait, scratch that, obviously not, because not moving lips while reading.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:24 PM (5pTK/)

77 I got hooked on shrimp and grits in New Orleans.
Trying to get my technique down half of good as those chefs, I'd be happy.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 24, 2022 04:24 PM (jTmQV)

78 You can make those biscuits with heavy cream also if you can't find full fat buttermilk. That's how I learned to make biscuits.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 24, 2022 04:25 PM (UUBmN)

79 71 Grits are a genuine exception to the Weasel 2 minute rule.
Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:22 PM (0IeYL)

Grits are underappreciated. I know I never really ate them til adulthood, and then I couldn't understand why so many places (hi Cracker Barrel) make them so tasteless on delivery. It's a vehicle to be so creative.

Earlier this week, I mentioned my new "grit of the week" was using skimmed corned beef stock (that I'd made a little "extra" with some veg and beef broth/water) - those grits were to die for, no butter or cream needed.

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:25 PM (exHjb)

80
And life was good.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:21 PM (5pTK/)

Grilled kielbasy is very very good. We brush a little memphis bbq sauce on it just before taking it off the grill, but that's just gilding the lily.

I also love it for breakfast, sliced thin and sauteed in a skillet. Beautiful with fried eggs and toast!

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:25 PM (JrN/x)

81 Rubber biscuit

Posted by: JackStraw at April 24, 2022 04:25 PM (ZLI7S)

82 Jay Guevara, if you've migrated here to the food thread, you've got mail inbound.

Posted by: Baron Munchausen at April 24, 2022 04:25 PM (C1NyB)

83 BBQ chicken thighs and legs on the pellet grill. Magic seasoning blend 4 hours ahead, chill in the refer and then cook at 400 degrees till done and desired crispiness. It comes out great. You do have to watch and turn it frequently though. Sweet Baby Ray's sauce.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 24, 2022 04:25 PM (bVYXr)

84 Favorite imaginary food: Chocolate Covered Sugar Bombs.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:26 PM (5pTK/)

85 Then I hope you are well, happy and having an amazing Sunday, JT!!!

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:26 PM (JrN/x)

86 I've read many a book where the characters drank hot buttered rum on a cold, blustery evening. Always sounded delicious. Wasn't.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 04:26 PM (AmoqO)

87 Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:25 PM (exHjb)
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*fistbump!*

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:26 PM (0IeYL)

88 Imaginary food

Dino burgers

Posted by: TC at April 24, 2022 04:26 PM (vEj4+)

89
* peeks in *
* French Toast WITH maple syrup as the lede photo? *
* content concerns imaginary foods ??? *

WHERE IS CBD, AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH HIM???

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2022 04:27 PM (a3Q+t)

90 Woodman left me eight spears of gorgeous deep purple asparagus. I was excited to taste purple asparagus.

Purple asparagus turns green when you cook it. *sigh*

Posted by: creeper at April 24, 2022 04:27 PM (cTCuP)

91 Did some checking:
"Water absorption: A pizza dough or bread dough recipe calls for a specific type of flour partly due to the protein content and partly due to how much water the flour can absorb. Double zero flour is less absorbent than bread flour, meaning you need to use less water with double zero than with bread flour."

I'll have to find a bread flour pizza dough recipe as a starting place...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 24, 2022 04:27 PM (Jqvra)

92 Your swai recipe sounds good too! We will have to try that. Is the pesto from HMart as well?
Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:23 PM (JrN/x)

Nope, Safeway - it calls itself pesto but it's more a cross between pesto and Italian chimichurri, b/c it does have no nuts, no cheese, and no "weird chemical" ingredients...which is as important to me as the no nuts and cheese b/c I seem to react to the crazy chemical subs that can be made, too...I think my system just says "nope, that's not food - move on"...

I use Melt for my vegan sticks, just b/c Safeway has it (and that's where I "allergy shop")...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:27 PM (exHjb)

93 >>> Grits are a genuine exception to the Weasel 2 minute rule.
Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:22 PM (0IeYL)


I first read that as "girls" and was trying to think it through: intriguing ... [scratches chin]

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 04:28 PM (0fVbu)

94 Try Angel Biscuits sometime, which are yeasted biscuits. My dad made those and I prefer them to baking powder biscuits.

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:19 PM (JrN/x)

I will!

And yes, I grate the butter sometimes, but I have found that just chopping up frozen butter and then mixing with my hands (cold from the faucet) works pretty well, and protects my knuckles from the inevitable scrapes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:28 PM (XIJ/X)

95 If you search Coconut and Oranges, the first recipe that pops up is named::::::: Ambrosia.

Posted by: JackWayne at April 24, 2022 04:29 PM (gJOl+)

96 Nope, Safeway - it calls itself pesto but it's more a cross between pesto and Italian chimichurri, b/c it does have no nuts, no cheese, and no "weird chemical" ingredients...which is as important to me as the no nuts and cheese b/c I seem to react to the crazy chemical subs that can be made, too...I think my system just says "nope, that's not food - move on"...


That is AWESOME!!! I have similar issues, so I will look for that pesto this week. Thanks!!

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:29 PM (JrN/x)

97 Please do not sully my name by using it anywhere in close proximity to the word "cauliflower." Thank you.

And French toast with maple syrup isn't imaginary - it's real, and it's spectacular.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:30 PM (wyw4S)

98 {{{bluebell}}}!!!

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:31 PM (JrN/x)

99 I'll have to find a bread flour pizza dough recipe as a starting place...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 24, 2022 04:27 PM (Jqvra)
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I used this recipe and substitute in bread flour.

https://tinyurl.com/yckmm8m8

Seems to work quite well.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:31 PM (5pTK/)

100 I am confident that I have missed a bunch


Sligs

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 24, 2022 04:31 PM (wODFs)

101 96 Nope, Safeway - it calls itself pesto but it's more a cross between pesto and Italian chimichurri, b/c it does have no nuts, no cheese, and no "weird chemical" ingredients...which is as important to me as the no nuts and cheese b/c I seem to react to the crazy chemical subs that can be made, too...I think my system just says "nope, that's not food - move on"...


That is AWESOME!!! I have similar issues, so I will look for that pesto this week. Thanks!!
Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:29 PM (JrN/x)

It's Cucina and Amore Basil Pesto Vegan and Nut Free - it's basil, sunflower oil, water, potato starch, garlic, salt, yeast extract, citric acid, and asorbic acid (vitamin C) - that's the whole ingredient list...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:31 PM (exHjb)

102 Collard greens "Mr. Bingley" is really Poke Salad Annie.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at April 24, 2022 04:32 PM (AiZBA)

103 Rubber biscuit
Posted by: JackStraw at April 24, 2022 04:25 PM (ZLI7S)
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You can prevent that by handling the dough very gently.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:32 PM (wyw4S)

104 Don't see many phantom tollbooth fans ...

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 24, 2022 04:32 PM (wODFs)

105 Oysters On The Halfshell a la Bluebell is next week's featured recipe!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (XIJ/X)

106 Baking bread again. Two nice boules in a row. Might try baguettes next. Hankering for some macaroons as well. They are tricky to make. Wife usually leaves the house when I try.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (AmoqO)

107 >>>Cauliflower Gratin a la Bluebell

This was a LIE?

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (nIvvp)

108 95 If you search Coconut and Oranges, the first recipe that pops up is named::::::: Ambrosia.
Posted by: JackWayne at April 24, 2022 04:29 PM (gJOl+)

But no god would eat that recipe...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (exHjb)

109 Grew some rosemary one year outside and had it die over the winter. Also got a good basel plant this year, only to have a frost last week kill it. Think some herbs are best indoors in window planters.

Oh, and going to pick up another basel to shepherd INDOORS on my next run to the nursery.

-SLV

Posted by: Shy Lurking Voter at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (DkHo+)

110 Cauliflower Gratin a la Bluebell

Well, whoever is taking over for CBD in his name, I have another cauliflower recipe you may gift bluebell with, if you're interested.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (a3Q+t)

111 And CBD doubles down!

I'm guessing CBD has decided to skip the NoVaMoMe.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (5pTK/)

112 "Netflix's Heartstopper is your next favorite wholesome, queer teen rom-com" has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Apparently, absolutely nothing was learned from Disney in Florida and Netflix's stock implosion.

Favorite Netflix appropriate fictional food: Three Way Sandwich.

Posted by: Now we're cooking at April 24, 2022 04:34 PM (9I3i5)

113 Wow, not only does CBD double down, he uses his awesome COB powers to go boldly Italicans!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:34 PM (5pTK/)

114 I have another cauliflower recipe you may gift bluebell with, if you're interested.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (a3Q+t)

Clearly you are a man of fine and discerning taste!

Yes please!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:35 PM (XIJ/X)

115 I'm guessing CBD has decided to skip the NoVaMoMe.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (5pTK/)
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I can almost hear the shiv being sharpened on concrete.

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:35 PM (0IeYL)

116 Sci-fi food? Tossup between spoo and plomeek soup.

Posted by: Captain Ned at April 24, 2022 04:35 PM (XIfux)

117 Maybe a god wouldn’t eat it but a lot of Southerners do at Christmas.

Posted by: JackWayne at April 24, 2022 04:35 PM (gJOl+)

118 I'm guessing CBD has decided to skip the NoVaMoMe.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (5pTK/)

Nope, and I will swing by the Chesapeake and bring Bluebell a bushel of their finest oysters as a gift for all of her hard work.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:36 PM (XIJ/X)

119 Oysters On The Halfshell a la Bluebell is next week's featured recipe!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (XIJ/X)
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NOT FUNNY

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:37 PM (wyw4S)

120 Favorite Netflix appropriate fictional food: Three Way Sandwich.
Posted by: Now we're cooking

Tube steak?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 24, 2022 04:37 PM (Msys3)

121 "what is your favorite imaginary food?"

Tranya! No, Gagh!

Posted by: Guy who relates everything to Star Trek at April 24, 2022 04:37 PM (vrz2I)

122 120 Favorite Netflix appropriate fictional food: Three Way Sandwich.
Posted by: Now we're cooking

Tube steak?
Posted by: Tonypete

Genius and exactly why I love AOS HQ

Posted by: Now we're cooking at April 24, 2022 04:38 PM (9I3i5)

123 118 I'm guessing CBD has decided to skip the NoVaMoMe.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (5pTK/)

Nope, and I will swing by the Chesapeake and bring Bluebell a bushel of their finest oysters as a gift for all of her hard work.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:36 PM (XIJ/X)

AND MAYBE SOME JEWELRY.

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 04:38 PM (nIvvp)

124 My wife cracks me up about grits. She doesn't like them. But she'll go out with friends to some fancy shmancy restaurant here and come back, "so and so had grits, let me try and they were great! You've got to go and try them!" Because I actually like grits. So we'll go and it will be some crazy "grit inspired" food that is most certainly not grits. The worst was grits mixed with alfredo sauce. I want to break into their kitchen and free all the grits as a part of a grits-rights protest.

Be FREE! MY HOMINYS!

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 04:39 PM (0fVbu)

125 Fantasy food: Atomic Chicken eggs. Oh, wait those are real.
I guess I strike out.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (AU8g4)

126 Favorite fictional food (that I'd never touch) - gagh.

Star Trek had the craziest food stuff on screen...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (exHjb)

127 Anyone need leftover Easter candy? I bought about a million pounds, give or take, because we were having a lot of people over (mostly kids, which I consider anyone under 30) and I rather overbought. It's looking at me and winking as I type this.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (wyw4S)

128 I used this recipe and substitute in bread flour.

https://tinyurl.com/yckmm8m8

Seems to work quite well.
Posted by: blake

Thank you.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (AU8g4)

129
Be FREE! MY HOMINYS!
Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 04:39 PM (0fVbu)
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Golf clap.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (5pTK/)

130 Baking bread again. Two nice boules in a row. Might try baguettes next.
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Me too, starting with dough from the grocer to practice. I have a 2 French loaf metal thing with holes in it that I let it rise and cook in. Works great if you're not so dumb not to spray it so the dough won't stick. Mistakes are tasty too!

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (+ya+t)

131 Anyone need leftover Easter candy? I bought about a million pounds, give or take, because we were having a lot of people over (mostly kids, which I consider anyone under 30) and I rather overbought. It's looking at me and winking as I type this.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (wyw4S)
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Maybe swap some of the candy for oysters from CBD?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:41 PM (5pTK/)

132 127 Anyone need leftover Easter candy? I bought about a million pounds, give or take, because we were having a lot of people over (mostly kids, which I consider anyone under 30) and I rather overbought. It's looking at me and winking as I type this.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (wyw4S)

No spring bake sale at the Church for Mother's Day (ours is next weekend)?

I'd bury different candies in brownies and cookies and use others as cupcake decoration and burn through a ton of it...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:42 PM (exHjb)

133 Maybe swap some of the candy for oysters from CBD?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:41 PM (5pTK/)
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No, but I could pelt him with the candy if he tries to bring oysters anywhere near me. The sour watermelon and hot tamale peeps should be good and hard by then.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:42 PM (wyw4S)

134 Best imaginary food ever was served at Pankot Palace. Eat up, my lovelies, before dinner squirms away.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 24, 2022 04:42 PM (KFhLj)

135 Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (wyw4S)
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Ha! You too? I had Easter candy for dinner a few nights ago.

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:42 PM (0IeYL)

136 It is a beautiful 80 degrees here in SE Michigan, so the CEO is grilling chicken leg quarters ($.49 a pound last week at Aldi!). I made coleslaw and will steam a bag of corn.

The herbs - well I don't use enough of some herbs to justify the price of a whole bunch/clamshell/. They end up going bad. Also too far to go to the store that carries a decent selection. Less expensive for me to buy dried and replace them if they lose their zip.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 24, 2022 04:43 PM (Q8bDL)

137 Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books are a rich source of food descriptions to covet.

I used to have a lot of curiosity about shad roe, which is spoken of repeatedly in glowing terms. Then I looked up a picture of the stuff and...yeah, you can have mine.

So instead I'll cite this as a description of a dish I would like to try, from Plot It Yourself.

Squab marinated in light cream, rolled in flour seasoned with salt, pepper, nutmeg, clove, thyme, and crushed juniper berries, sauteed in olive oil, and served on toast spread with red currant jelly, with Madeira cream sauce poured over.

Posted by: Splunge at April 24, 2022 04:43 PM (71xoW)

138 "hot tamale peeps "

Three words I never thought I would see placed together.

They sound like they should be one of those fictional sci-fi foods...

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:43 PM (JrN/x)

139 My dad did not cook much (bcuz paterfamilias ), but he did Sunday breakfast very well. Fried eggs, taters and cornmeal mush. The mush he would fry in patties. I like grits, but mush was my favorite.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 24, 2022 04:43 PM (x8Wzq)

140 Why are butchers so hilarious? They always ham it up.

Which condiment adds the most kick? Horseradish.

How do you ask a foodie out to dinner? Say: "Lettuce meat for a date."

Rim Shot. Bada Bing

Posted by: Lost In Space at April 24, 2022 04:43 PM (9I3i5)

141 Mrs. JTB and I were discussing getting away from artificial sweeteners, specifically Splenda. We used it to lower the amount of carbs in our diet. But we are increasingly concerned about synthetic and/or very processed stuff in our food so figured we could go with small amounts of honey or maple syrup. We were still talking when a mouse confirmed our thoughts.

We had (note the tense) bags of nuts and nut flours on a shelf. Hadn't used them for a while. We took them out a few days ago and found them empty with some tell-tale mouse droppings where it had chewed through the plastic bags. Cashews, pecans, coconut flour, buckwheat, all gone. But the bag of Splenda was untouched. Did the mouse know something we didn't?

I'm taking this as a sign, delivered through a rodent, to stay with real food.

Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 04:44 PM (7EjX1)

142 Off -Topic, but unique enough to beg an indulgence. . .

RefugeeDaughter, who plays cello at a state university in Ohio, is currently performing Mendelssohn's "Elijah" Oratorio.

No trigger warning, no nothing . . . just an unapologetic performance of a biblically inspired piece.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 24, 2022 04:44 PM (8AONa)

143 >>No, but I could pelt him with the candy if he tries to bring oysters anywhere near me. The sour watermelon and hot tamale peeps should be good and hard by then.

So when you come and visit a trip to the oyster bar is a no-no?

Pity

Posted by: JackStraw at April 24, 2022 04:45 PM (ZLI7S)

144 That critter at the restaurant at the end of the Universe that wanted to be eaten. He pointed out his best parts.

Posted by: fd at April 24, 2022 04:45 PM (vrz2I)

145 They sound like they should be one of those fictional sci-fi foods...
Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:43 PM (JrN/x)
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I only bought them because I thought they were funny. I had never seen flavored peeps before (of course, I had never really looked - peeps are disgusting). A few got tried by the brave but the rest are sitting in ziploc baggies awaiting the arrival of a friend in May who actually loves the things. She's weird but I like her anyway.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:45 PM (wyw4S)

146
RefugeeDaughter, who plays cello at a state university in Ohio, is currently performing Mendelssohn's "Elijah" Oratorio.


His Psalm 42 is one of my favorite pieces.

Posted by: Moki at April 24, 2022 04:46 PM (JrN/x)

147
Favorite Imaginary Food

I think that I'm a reasonable guy
Yet it seems no matter how hard I try
Just as sure as yer shootin'
I'll get too high-falutin'
And eat another slice of humble pie


(P.S. My grandma served up the best humble pie west of the Mississippi)

Posted by: Muldoon at April 24, 2022 04:46 PM (kXYt5)

148 So when you come and visit a trip to the oyster bar is a no-no?

Pity
Posted by: JackStraw at April 24, 2022 04:45 PM (ZLI7S)
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That means more for you! I'm sure I'll find something else. I can bring my candy just in case.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:46 PM (wyw4S)

149 Me too, starting with dough from the grocer to practice. I have a 2 French loaf metal thing with holes in it that I let it rise and cook in. Works great if you're not so dumb not to spray it so the dough won't stick. Mistakes are tasty too!

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (+ya+t)

It's somehow very satisfying. Can be fattening as well. I slice my loaves and put them in a freezer. Take out one slice a day for toast in the morning.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 04:46 PM (AmoqO)

150 Romulan ale, anyone?

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 04:46 PM (U2p+3)

151
So instead I'll cite this as a description of a dish I would like to try, from Plot It Yourself.

Squab marinated in light cream, rolled in flour seasoned with salt, pepper, nutmeg, clove, thyme, and crushed juniper berries, sauteed in olive oil, and served on toast spread with red currant jelly, with Madeira cream sauce poured over.
Posted by: Splunge at April 24, 2022 04:43 PM (71xoW)

An example of an author who doesn't cook? Since he didn't debone the squab, you just stuck a bone in bird on a piece of now soggy toast (after your poured the cream sauce on it), and you're supposed to eat this without ending up with cream everywhere as you try to keep the squab on the slick plate with soggy bread sticking to it?

Not trying to ruin the fantasy or anything, but then again romance novels just don't work in real life, either...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:47 PM (exHjb)

152 Romulan ale, anyone?
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 04:46 PM (U2p+3)
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No thanks, but I'd love to try a butterbeer.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:47 PM (wyw4S)

153 Gonna make cilantro pecan pesto this evening so it'll be ready for proscuitto stuffed chicken later this week. Cilantro, pecans, garlic, feta cheese and some quality EVOO.

But tonight, pork ribs with grilled corn and black bean salsa.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (+I4ai)

154 Funny herb story. A few years back, hubby was into buying different herbs mail order. He heard me saying I needed to get some cilantro, so he thought he would order some.

He was clueless about how much it weighed, so he bought me a pound. Dear lord, it looked like a giant bag of weed.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (Q8bDL)

155 Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 24, 2022 04:44 PM (8AONa)

It's a wonderful thing to see your kids do wonderful things.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (x8Wzq)

156 Romulan ale, anyone?
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 04:46 PM (U2p+3)
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Plomik soup?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (5pTK/)

157 Are your grits, MAGIC grits?

Posted by: Vinny Gambini at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (SfY1i)

158 That biscuit recipe sounds like a breeze to make, but it doesn't tell how thick the dough slab should be for cutting the biscuits.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (6RgRK)

159 From Tim Powers' The Drawing of the Dark, I'd love to try both the wine in Bacchus' tavern, and the Dark itself.

Posted by: Splunge at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (71xoW)

160 >>> 141 Mrs. JTB and I were discussing getting away from artificial sweeteners, specifically Splenda. We used it to lower the amount of carbs in our diet. But we are increasingly concerned about synthetic and/or very processed stuff in our food so figured we could go with small amounts of honey or maple syrup. We were still talking when a mouse confirmed our thoughts.

We had (note the tense) bags of nuts and nut flours on a shelf. Hadn't used them for a while. We took them out a few days ago and found them empty with some tell-tale mouse droppings where it had chewed through the plastic bags. Cashews, pecans, coconut flour, buckwheat, all gone. But the bag of Splenda was untouched. Did the mouse know something we didn't?

I'm taking this as a sign, delivered through a rodent, to stay with real food.
Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 04:44 PM (7EjX1)

JTB, I have several large glass jars from the Container Store or some place like that with the flip-top lids. They keep all sorts of unwelcome critters out. You can get replacement seals from Amazon.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (llON8)

161 He was clueless about how much it weighed, so he bought me a pound. Dear lord, it looked like a giant bag of weed.
Posted by: cfo mom at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (Q8bDL)
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Hah!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:49 PM (5pTK/)

162 158 Maybe if I were from the south I would know this already.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 04:49 PM (6RgRK)

163 141 Mrs. JTB and I were discussing getting away from artificial sweeteners, specifically Splenda. We used it to lower the amount of carbs in our diet. But we are increasingly concerned about synthetic and/or very processed stuff in our food so figured we could go with small amounts of honey or maple syrup. We were still talking when a mouse confirmed our thoughts.

We had (note the tense) bags of nuts and nut flours on a shelf. Hadn't used them for a while. We took them out a few days ago and found them empty with some tell-tale mouse droppings where it had chewed through the plastic bags. Cashews, pecans, coconut flour, buckwheat, all gone. But the bag of Splenda was untouched. Did the mouse know something we didn't?

I'm taking this as a sign, delivered through a rodent, to stay with real food.
Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 04:44 PM (7EjX1)

Good for you. I think you'll like the change!

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:50 PM (exHjb)

164 >>> RefugeeDaughter, who plays cello at a state university in Ohio, is currently performing Mendelssohn's "Elijah" Oratorio.

No trigger warning, no nothing . . . just an unapologetic performance of a biblically inspired piece.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 24, 2022 04:44 PM (8AONa)


It can be pretty tough at first when they're young and learning but later having family musicians fill homes with wonderful inspiring sounds is aways a blessing. I'm happy for you!

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 04:50 PM (0fVbu)

165 My wife bought me some Mescal. I drink it straight. Pretty mean stuff.

Posted by: Ronster at April 24, 2022 04:50 PM (z72n2)

166 The mush he would fry in patties. I like grits, but mush was my favorite.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 24, 2022 04:43 PM (x8Wzq)

Staple at my house growing up. Dang hard to find in a restaurant. Found one up in PA one time, many years ago.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 04:51 PM (AmoqO)

167 JTB,
Have you tried monkfruit or agave as sweeteners?

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 04:51 PM (U2p+3)

168 Emmie, you want the biscuit dough to be pretty thick, about half an inch. And cut with a sharp-edged cutter so the layers don't stick together in the oven, otherwise they won't puff as much as they should.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (wyw4S)

169 You can grow enough thyme, rosemary and basil...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


******

Herb's Garden

Rosemary led a life so sublime
And she heard this advice in her prime
"Wisdom comes in small stages
Bit by bit, as one ages
You'll be partially sage, Rosemary...in time."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (kXYt5)

170 I had Easter candy for dinner a few nights ago.
Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 04:42 PM


I'm assuming you ate it raw, since sous videing would take more than two minutes.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (a3Q+t)

171 just put a ribeye marinated in teryaki sauce overnight onto the grill.

nom noms eminent.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (UgAdJ)

172 The mush he would fry in patties. I like grits, but mush was my favorite.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

How do you dress the mush?

Syrup? Butter? Something else?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (Msys3)

173 (of course, I had never really looked - peeps are disgusting).

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:45 PM (wyw4S)

Sigh, and here I thought we were friends. A peep with a glass of ginger vanilla tea. Priceless.

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (exHjb)

174 Okay, I'll quit now

Posted by: Muldoon at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (kXYt5)

175 Be FREE! MY HOMINYS!
Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 04:39 PM (0fVbu)
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Golf clap.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:40 PM (5pTK/

Just checking in.

Still free BTW.

Posted by: Golfman at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (q/6W0)

176 Shit. Feels like it's bedtime, but it's not even 1500.

I am old.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (x8Wzq)

177 Getting ready to smoke chicken thighs and a B-29 Superfortress just flew over our place.

Birds in the air, birds on the grill. Bourbon in my glass. Wilderness Trail BIB.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (BFigT)

178 Herb's Garden

Rosemary led a life so sublime
And she heard this advice in her prime
"Wisdom comes in small stages
Bit by bit, as one ages
You'll be partially sage, Rosemary...in time."
Posted by: Muldoon at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM


Outstanding!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 24, 2022 04:53 PM (a3Q+t)

179 I suppose as far as imaginary foods, I'd have to go with Klingon cuisine. I've tried from time to time to make reasonable facsimiles thereof, using information from K'Tesh's Klingon Recipe Pages.

https://tinyurl.com/mrysm6rb

Some of the beverages look really good there, too.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at April 24, 2022 04:53 PM (lNHqD)

180 I'm a lousy southerner because I hate hominy and all its works including grits. Posole is right out as is menudo--more because of the hominy than the tripas but either one is enough to turn me off.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 24, 2022 04:53 PM (fTtFy)

181 More appropriate.

Posted by: Golfman at April 24, 2022 04:53 PM (hOMhY)

182 I bought a hot dog cooker from Amazon, because why not. Since it arrived, I have eaten a number of hot dogs.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 24, 2022 04:53 PM (m0zqP)

183 A peep with a glass of ginger vanilla tea. Priceless.
Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (exHjb)
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Eek. I'll have a glass of water, thanks.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:53 PM (wyw4S)

184 How do you dress the mush?

******

I leave that up to Dr. Jill...

Posted by: Muldoon at April 24, 2022 04:53 PM (kXYt5)

185 But tonight, pork ribs with grilled corn and black bean salsa.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (+I4ai)

Double yum!

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 04:54 PM (exHjb)

186 I went to a catered tequila party once upon a time.
Everything was gratis, but before we were allowed to drink the host made us watch a video presentation about how the tequila was made.
Sure enough, a huge stone vat was revealed. All the ingredients were combined in the vat, mostly water.
And then, the guy doing the catering/presentation showed how they stir up all the ingredients.
Turns out a meskin wearing a speedo jumps in the huge vat and does a dog paddle for a bit. But, the interesting part is the meskin claims that only his family has the proper bacteria to start the fermentation process. Him and his descendants.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 24, 2022 04:54 PM (jTmQV)

187 Muldoon with his fastball popping, and his curve buckling the batters' knees.

Outstanding!

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 24, 2022 04:54 PM (8AONa)

188 160 ... "JTB, I have several large glass jars from the Container Store or some place like that with the flip-top lids. They keep all sorts of unwelcome critters out. You can get replacement seals from Amazon."

Helena,
Thanks. We thought of that and will get some glass containers before replacing the mouse food. I see a trip to Ollies in our future. We also put out traps to destroy these voracious consumers.

Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 04:55 PM (7EjX1)

189 All right, it's a glorious day here and all my kids are still in town since Easter because we had a wedding yesterday (close friends). So I am off to grill steaks and veggies and then eat the leftover bourbon chocolate cake with browned butter icing that I had put in the freezer for when they were all here. And I think I need to throw a towel over that bowl of candy. I swear it's scooching closer to me as I type.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:56 PM (wyw4S)

190 158 That biscuit recipe sounds like a breeze to make, but it doesn't tell how thick the dough slab should be for cutting the biscuits.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 04:48 PM (6RgRK)

Concur. Magic number is usually 1/2 inch as I recall.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 04:57 PM (AmoqO)

191 Read something where if you have bread over a week or two that hasn't molded it's not real food. I had buns in the fridge 6 months. Time to make real bread.

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 04:57 PM (+ya+t)

192 All right, it's a glorious day here and all my kids are still in town since Easter because we had a wedding yesterday (close friends). So I am off to grill steaks and veggies and then eat the leftover bourbon chocolate cake with browned butter icing that I had put in the freezer for when they were all here. And I think I need to throw a towel over that bowl of candy. I swear it's scooching closer to me as I type.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:56 PM (wyw4S)
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Dinner at bluebell's!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:58 PM (5pTK/)

193 Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 24, 2022 04:44 PM (8AONa)

Cello!

Du Pres doing the Haydn and Boccherini cello concertos gets a lot of playing time in Chez Dildo.

email me at cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com and I'll send you the mp3s....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 04:58 PM (XIJ/X)

194 Purple asparagus turns green when you cook it. *sigh*
Posted by: creeper at April 24, 2022 04:27 PM (cTCuP)


That's how you know when it's done.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 04:58 PM (6RgRK)

195 Dinner at bluebell's!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 04:58 PM (5pTK/)
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If you hurry up and hop on a plane you might get here before the candy is gone!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:59 PM (wyw4S)

196 bought a hot dog cooker from Amazon, because why not. Since it arrived, I have eaten a number of hot dogs.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 24, 2022 04:53 PM (m0zqP)

What dogs are you cooking?

Posted by: TC at April 24, 2022 04:59 PM (vEj4+)

197 Well, I am getting caught up on sleep at least.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 04:59 PM (dNqv+)

198 Good one Muldoon! Will get repeated.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 24, 2022 05:00 PM (Q8bDL)

199 Concur. Magic number is usually 1/2 inch as I recall.
Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 04:57 PM (AmoqO)


Thanks for the info. I figured thickness should be less than the height of your biscuit cutter.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 05:00 PM (6RgRK)

200 177 Getting ready to smoke chicken thighs and a B-29 Superfortress just flew over our place.

Birds in the air, birds on the grill. Bourbon in my glass. Wilderness Trail BIB.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 24, 2022 04:52 PM (BFigT)

Commemorative Air Force (was Confederate Air Force) in town?

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 05:01 PM (AmoqO)

201 Bone Aperteet,ya'll

Foods that don't exist--filet mignon in North Korea.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:02 PM (3j0JU)

202
If you hurry up and hop on a plane you might get here before the candy is gone!
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022! at April 24, 2022 04:59 PM (wyw4S)
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I'm not sure it's possible to travel faster than the speed of candy.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 05:02 PM (5pTK/)

203 Video on utube: 'Why JFK's casket stayed closed!'

I'd assume because he sustained a massive headwound.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 05:02 PM (dNqv+)

204 I have some roasted asparagus and this smoked pork leftover over from yesterday.
I think I'll turn into a salady thing
I have no idea how it will be.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh. at April 24, 2022 05:03 PM (eGTCV)

205 Okay, I'll quit now
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No! You're awesome Muldoon.

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 05:03 PM (+ya+t)

206 The Everlasting Gobstopper. Which might be a sweet that you can enjoy sucking on forever, or might be the tart that will glue your enemy's mouth shut permanently.

Posted by: jdgalt1 at April 24, 2022 05:03 PM (3SFo/)

207 176 Shit. Feels like it's bedtime, but it's not even 1500. I am old. Posted by: Pug Mahon

Pug, they year is 2022, not 1500.

Posted by: Lost In Space at April 24, 2022 05:04 PM (9I3i5)

208 Turns out a meskin wearing a speedo jumps in the huge vat and does a dog paddle for a bit. But, the interesting part is the meskin claims that only his family has the proper bacteria to start the fermentation process. Him and his descendants.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 24, 2022 04:54 PM (jTmQV)
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Eh, still better than that story about some Allied soldiers in WWII wondering why the wine they were drinking had a somewhat funny color, so, they checked the vat and found a dead German soldier in it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 05:04 PM (5pTK/)

209 167 ... "Have you tried monkfruit or agave as sweeteners?"

Hi nurse,
Thanks. I'll look those up for availability and carbs. The maple syrup and local honey are known items. It helps that we don't over sweeten our cooking, so portion control works for us.

Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 05:04 PM (7EjX1)

210 I've heard of Free Masons. Are there Reasonably Priced Masons?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh. at April 24, 2022 05:04 PM (eGTCV)

211 Best dogs commercially available

Nathan's
Hebrew National

Worst

Oscar Meyer
Ballpark

Posted by: TC at April 24, 2022 05:05 PM (vEj4+)

212 email me at cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com and I'll send you the mp3s....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Done, thank you sir

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 24, 2022 05:06 PM (8AONa)

213 sidebar - I see Macron won in France, not really a surprise. The only real question was which way the hard core socialists would go (owning about 21% of the electorate) and looks like, even though they despise Macron, the socialists decided LePen was worse for them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 24, 2022 05:07 PM (r46W7)

214 197 Well, I am getting caught up on sleep at least.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 04:59 PM (dNqv+)

Did you figure out what laid you low?

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:07 PM (nIvvp)

215 MASON JAR LIDS ... Ball offers one-piece leak-proof screw-on plastic storage lids for both regular and wide-mouth mason jars. I prefer these over the 2-piece metal lids for storing large batches of slaw and/or salad dressings. In my area, they're available at Target and Walmart.

Posted by: Kathy at April 24, 2022 05:07 PM (h3RRP)

216 So, I mentioned earlier this week I'm back to subscribing to a produce box. I'm hoping to only have to shop once a week, with the midweek produce getting me to the weekend with fresh stuff.

It's funny. I belonged to this box about 5 years ago, and quit b/c it started an annual membership fee in the winter season, and VA produce gets sucky and repetitive in the winter season. They offered me a free year to come back (and an extra $15), so I'm trying them again.

In the interim, I'd tried a different group and quit them for crappy produce.

That group went national. This one is the same size it was 5 years ago - here's hoping that "sticking to localness and small size" helps...and if not, I'll probably quit in winter and not put out the annual fee...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 05:07 PM (exHjb)

217 "I see we are ignoring all those inner city and apartment/condo dwelling viewers with no land...and probably no experience growing anything ever..."

It's a truly impoverished person who can't afford a couple of plastic food containers, some dirt, and a window sill. I grow herbs through a Wisconsin winter with nothing more than those.

Posted by: Nemo at April 24, 2022 05:08 PM (S6ArX)

218 203 Video on utube: 'Why JFK's casket stayed closed!'

I'd assume because he sustained a massive headwound.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 05:02 PM (dNqv+) \

He was assassinated in 1963, when I was a freshman in collage, and they are still spinning tales about it.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 05:08 PM (AmoqO)

219 JTB, the Sourwood honey from the Savanah Bee Company is definitely a treat. It is not as sweet as regular honey.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:08 PM (3j0JU)

220 Shit. Feels like it's bedtime, but it's not even 1500. I am old. Posted by: Pug Mahon

******

Do you have a storm moving in? Our outlook down here in the mtns calls for 3-7" of snow tonight. That always makes me drowsy.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 24, 2022 05:08 PM (kXYt5)

221 Not sure what the dish is called, but if there's a light on at the Frankenstein place, just stay in your car and wait for AAA.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 24, 2022 05:08 PM (8AONa)

222 Is it OK to put maple syrup on pain perdu?

Posted by: fluffy at April 24, 2022 05:08 PM (UnQlg)

223 163 ... "Good for you. I think you'll like the change!"

Hi Nova,
Yes! We are keeping the medication for diabetes to a minimum through diet. Takes some discipline but works.

Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 05:10 PM (7EjX1)

224 211
Best dogs commercially available
Nathan's Hebrew National

Worst Oscar Meyer Ballpark
Posted by: TC

Best: Labradors
Worst: Chihuahuas

Posted by: Lost In Space at April 24, 2022 05:10 PM (9I3i5)

225 My local microbrewery is planning a maple flavored beer
I'll try anything once.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh. at April 24, 2022 05:11 PM (eGTCV)

226 > Commemorative Air Force (was Confederate Air Force) in town?
Posted by: Javems
________________

Today was the last day of "Thunder Over Louisville." The B-29 was “FiFi,” Commemorative Air Force, Ft. Worth, TX.

(I had to look it up.)

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 24, 2022 05:11 PM (BFigT)

227 My local microbrewery is planning a maple flavored beer

My experience with maple-flavored alcohol is that it's always too much. A little maple goes a long way.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 24, 2022 05:13 PM (KFhLj)

228 Still have no working ovens so tonight it is smothered pork chops in the crockpot along with some Lyonnaise potatoes in the skillet and a tossed salad. The chops smell delicious on a grey and drizzly day.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 24, 2022 05:13 PM (a4EWo)

229 college not collage.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 05:13 PM (AmoqO)

230 I want to experiment with Mulsam. I guess you can't just throw some honey in wine.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:13 PM (3j0JU)

231 I made a very easy side dish not long ago. Slice carrots diagonally (fancy!), coat a pyrex dish with some oil, put the carrots in and season with Spice House's Back of the Yards (salt pepper shallot etc), then stir a little to get the oil all over the carrots. Roast at 400F covered for about 20 minutes or until done. I tried corn oil the first time but have decided I like peanut oil better.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 24, 2022 05:14 PM (llON8)

232 gotta sous vide that shit

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 24, 2022 05:15 PM (sJHOI)

233 DDS, This is me holding my plate out.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:15 PM (3j0JU)

234 Today was the last day of "Thunder Over Louisville." The B-29 was “FiFi,” Commemorative Air Force, Ft. Worth, TX.

(I had to look it up.)

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 24, 2022 05:11 PM (BFigT)

I always wanted to see that. Grew up about 30 miles down river from Louisville. Didn't have it back then.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 05:16 PM (AmoqO)

235 Ball offers one-piece leak-proof screw-on plastic storage lids for both regular and wide-mouth mason jars. I prefer these over the 2-piece metal lids for storing large batches of slaw and/or salad dressings. In my area, they're available at Target and Walmart.
____

I prefer the two-piece lids, especially with the food sealer.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at April 24, 2022 05:16 PM (bHvPK)

236 Did you figure out what laid you low?
Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:07 PM (nIvvp)

Well, other than running micro on the various food stuffs in the fridge, I probably won't know. The peanut butter and grape jam are all I have been able to stomach the past couple of days and the bread seems fine as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 05:16 PM (dNqv+)

237 Mom used to cook Veal Grillades and Cheese Grits.

Which was just a sublime dinner.

She picked up the recipe when we lived in New Orleans.

Unfortunately, that recipe seems lost to the mists of time.

Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 05:16 PM (5NkmN)

238 >>> "I see we are ignoring all those inner city and apartment/condo dwelling viewers with no land...and probably no experience growing anything ever..."

It's a truly impoverished person who can't afford a couple of plastic food containers, some dirt, and a window sill. I grow herbs through a Wisconsin winter with nothing more than those.
Posted by: Nemo at April 24, 2022 05:08 PM (S6ArX)


There is a whole cottage industry forming up now around self contained indoor herb and small veg growing kits complete with auto watering, uv lamps, soil testing electronics, everthing. All very high tech and for city dwellers. I have a feeling that this industry may have learned from and borrowed a lot of tech from another indoor growing hobby that people are very passionate about.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 05:16 PM (0fVbu)

239 218 Video on youtube: "Why JFK's casket stayed closed!" I'd assume because he sustained a massive headwound. Posted by: Aetius451AD

He was assassinated in 1963, when I was a freshman in collage, and they are still spinning tales about it.
Posted by: Javems

I watched that video this morning. How the casket holding Kennedy's body was tipped, plopped and jerked around I found rather horrific. If didn't already have a massive head wound, he would have sustained one after that trip.

Posted by: Lost In Space at April 24, 2022 05:16 PM (9I3i5)

240 Helena Handbasket, you need some pecan oil. I'll have some for you soon.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:17 PM (3j0JU)

241 >>> 240 Helena Handbasket, you need some pecan oil. I'll have some for you soon.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:17 PM (3j0JU)

I need to bring you some eggs! Will send you an email in a bit.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 24, 2022 05:18 PM (llON8)

242 There is a whole cottage industry forming up now around self contained indoor herb and small veg growing kits complete with auto watering, uv lamps, soil testing electronics, everthing. All very high tech and for city dwellers. I have a feeling that this industry may have learned from and borrowed a lot of tech from another indoor growing hobby that people are very passionate about. Posted by: banana Dream

"Another indoor growing hobby" that is now legal in New Mexico.

Posted by: Lost In Space at April 24, 2022 05:18 PM (9I3i5)

243 Always a plate for you, Ben Had. Hey Helena, How did your Mom's surgery go the other day?

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 24, 2022 05:19 PM (a4EWo)

244 Kobe was a pretty good hamburger, a bit underdone but I will survive

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 05:19 PM (2JoB8)

245 I have a feeling that this industry may have learned from and borrowed a lot of tech from another indoor growing hobby that people are very passionate about. Posted by: banana Dream

"Another indoor growing hobby" that is now legal in New Mexico.
Posted by: Lost In Space at April 24, 2022 05:18 PM (9I3i5)

I like the phrasing. Well done.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 05:19 PM (dNqv+)

246 >>> 243 Always a plate for you, Ben Had. Hey Helena, How did your Mom's surgery go the other day?
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 24, 2022 05:19 PM (a4EWo)

She is doing quite well, thanks! It seems this round was less "work" than last time so hopefully no more for a while.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 24, 2022 05:20 PM (llON8)

247 Well, this would be the first time I wouldn't need to worry about insane traffic end of July (if I weren't moving) as the Gilroy Garlic Festival is no mas.

They're siting covid and spiraling litigation insurance as the main issues, plus the whole shuttle people in thing. It was sane back in the 80's but got totally out of hand in the 2000's. Talking with friends who actually put on the event, there's also the concern of insane food costs as well as availability. Can't have a food festival if there's no food! Of course, the papers aren't going to mention that. Too bad, but TBH it was from a different era. California isn't what it was, and Gilroy is San Jose South now.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 05:20 PM (wAnMi)

248 self contained indoor herb, banana Dream? You know what we used to call that?

Posted by: Eromero at April 24, 2022 05:21 PM (0OP+5)

249 236 Did you figure out what laid you low?
Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:07 PM (nIvvp)

Well, other than running micro on the various food stuffs in the fridge, I probably won't know. The peanut butter and grape jam are all I have been able to stomach the past couple of days and the bread seems fine as well.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 05:16 PM (dNqv+)

I have some week-old deli shrimp in the fridge and thought, I could use that; but rethought: not worth the risk! It's good to be reminded.

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:21 PM (nIvvp)

250 It's a truly impoverished person who can't afford a couple of plastic food containers, some dirt, and a window sill. I grow herbs through a Wisconsin winter with nothing more than those.
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Chicago area here, no way enough light where I'm at. I'm light impoverished, lol.

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 05:22 PM (+ya+t)

251 I have some week-old deli shrimp in the fridge and thought, I could use that; but rethought: not worth the risk! It's good to be reminded.
Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:21 PM (nIvvp)

Shellfish and mayo are very good growth mediums. The point someone made about deli meat yesterday is also well taken.

Eh, it is all kind of russian roulette to an extent. Hell, it could have been the mcdonald's as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 05:23 PM (dNqv+)

252 Thought we were eating left-overs tonight but they magically disappeared. Scrambling for a plan B.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 24, 2022 05:23 PM (ju2Fy)

253 have some week-old deli shrimp in the fridge and thought, I could use that; but rethought: not worth the risk! It's good to be reminded.

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:21 PM (nIvvp)

If you don't use it in three days freeze it or throw it out.

Posted by: TC at April 24, 2022 05:24 PM (vEj4+)

254 253 have some week-old deli shrimp in the fridge and thought, I could use that; but rethought: not worth the risk! It's good to be reminded.

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:21 PM (nIvvp)

If you don't use it in three days freeze it or throw it out.
Posted by: TC at April 24, 2022 05:24 PM (vEj4+)

Thanks.

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:25 PM (nIvvp)

255 Read something where if you have bread over a week or two that hasn't molded it's not real food. I had buns in the fridge 6 months. Time to make real bread.
********
concur. Thomas' Bagels last weeks in the bread drawer. Bagels from Costco last a day unless refrigerated or frozen. Total mold. So I try to buy the Costco ones, keep em stocked for the constantly eating teen boys.

Posted by: sassy at April 24, 2022 05:26 PM (xSICi)

256 California isn't what it was, and Gilroy is San Jose South now.
Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 05:20 PM (wAnMi)

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My daughter was stationed as NAS Lemoore back when. Garlic used to be grown in abundance just south of where she was living. It was interesting to drive through the area just after a field of garlic had been harvested. On a warm summer evening, the smell of garlic was unmistakable.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 05:26 PM (5pTK/)

257 the Gilroy Garlic Festival is no mas.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 05:20 PM (wAnMi)

What the fvck?

I had garlic ice cream at the festival.

A long, long time ago, but still, it was great! Not the ice cream...the festival. The ice cream was just weird.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (XIJ/X)

258 252 Thought we were eating left-overs tonight but they magically disappeared. Scrambling for a plan B.
Posted by: olddog in mo at April 24, 2022 05:23 PM (ju2Fy)

I hate when that happens - as the kids have aged, it happens more and more, and they don't mention it ever, so I find out about 30-60 minutes before dinner. It's why I always started having a "prep" item at about 2 in the afternoon b/c it makes me look in the fridge after lunch so the odds the food disappears after that are low...

My plan B would probably be a scratch "alfredo" over a box of pasta with whatever I had on hand - some sautéed greens, carmelized onions, frozen shrimp, frozen chicken, microwave bacon, steak, bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, herbs, etc...pick what you have...

It "seems" Sunday dinner impressive, but can be pulled off in 30 as a complete meal...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (exHjb)

259 Have the chicken marinating in a green sauce for tomorrow's chicken enchiladas. Chicken, pepperjack cheese and sliced poblanos in the tortillas and coveredd with a green sauce and topped with more cheese.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (3j0JU)

260 Yesterday, I was planning on making scallops for dinner if I could find the required U-10 scallops, but I couldn't. So, as I was leaving the store I saw some nice looking duck breasts, and realized that I've never cooked those before. So, duck breasts it was.

Was going to use a very snazzy somewhat complicated recipe, until I saw a Gordon Ramsay video for his Honey and Soy Glazed Duck Breast.

I thought, "That looks stupidly easy.", which is right in my wheelhouse, and it was very very easy.

And came out perfect! Lots of compliments around the table, which is always nice. Don't be afraid of duck! Give it a try.

BONUS! Duck isn't super-cheap but it is such a rich meat that roughly half a pound per person works out perfectly and that makes it functionally a bargain meat. Duck breast will definitely be making further appearances at our meals.

Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (5NkmN)

261 Bluebell, I see you answered my question as well. Thank you!

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (6RgRK)

262 250+ posts and no one's mentioned Soylent Green yet?

Posted by: Average Guy at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (IishG)

263 219 ... "the Sourwood honey from the Savanah Bee Company is definitely a treat. It is not as sweet as regular honey."

Hi Ben Had,
I have a bottle of their tupelo honey on the table and it is great. Haven't tried their sourwood but it sounds interesting. Jane D'Oh turned us on to the place.

I feel lucky that we have a couple of sources for locally produced honey where we know it is organic and pure. We also use it to help reduce spring allergy symptoms.

Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 05:28 PM (7EjX1)

264 Help. I want to cook steaks in my Ninja foodie but both recipe books call for frozen. These are about 3/4 inch thick. How long should I cook them? They aren't a great cut, just sirloins. All I could afford lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 24, 2022 05:28 PM (nxdel)

265 262 250+ posts and no one's mentioned Soylent Green yet?
Posted by: Average Guy at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (IishG)

People, man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (dNqv+)

266 have some week-old deli shrimp in the fridge and thought, I could use that; but rethought: not worth the risk! It's good to be reminded.
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Bought some on sale awhile back and woke up with my tongue so swollen I could hardly talk and I wasn't allergic to anything. Round file it.

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (+ya+t)

267 Little scratched her new Bronco Sport rubbing against a metal pole in a drive-thru.

Appropriate parental reaction:

1. Be understanding as it is minor cosmetic damage and she is an otherwise good kid and kids make mistakes

2. Pilloried and publicly shamed, followed by a period of 30 days of self-flagellation with a cat of nine tails

3. Pay for the repairs herself from earnings from tasks assigned by her father along with repeated reminders of the value of being careful and the consequences of failing to do so

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (rqOkr)

268 251 I have some week-old deli shrimp in the fridge and thought, I could use that; but rethought: not worth the risk! It's good to be reminded.
Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:21 PM (nIvvp)
Shellfish and mayo are very good growth mediums. The point someone made about deli meat yesterday is also well taken.
Eh, it is all kind of russian roulette to an extent. Hell, it could have been the mcdonald's as well.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 24, 2022 05:23 PM (dNqv+)
Day before yesterday I ate some ham and turkey with brie in a tortilla. The ham and turkey was bought 3 weeks ago in the DISCOUNT meat section, the brie was over three weeks old. But I safed the whole shebang with a good dose of spicy brown mustard. No backfires or blowouts noted. Old irongut.

Posted by: Eromero at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (0OP+5)

269 262 250+ posts and no one's mentioned Soylent Green yet?
Posted by: Average Guy at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (IishG)

Oh, good one!

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (nIvvp)

270 Can't have a food festival if there's no food! Of course, the papers aren't going to mention that. Too bad, but TBH it was from a different era. California isn't what it was, and Gilroy is San Jose South now. Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V

Not to mention the shooting in 2019. I so do not miss the West Coast urban areas. Here in Las Cruces, NM we have a Saturday Market year-round that is lovely. This time of year it ramps up to its full potential with fresh from the farm foods, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, music, and more. And one of the best parts it takes me 10 minutes to drive to it and park.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (9I3i5)

271 >>> 263 219 ... "the Sourwood honey from the Savanah Bee Company is definitely a treat. It is not as sweet as regular honey."

Hi Ben Had,
I have a bottle of their tupelo honey on the table and it is great. Haven't tried their sourwood but it sounds interesting. Jane D'Oh turned us on to the place.

I feel lucky that we have a couple of sources for locally produced honey where we know it is organic and pure. We also use it to help reduce spring allergy symptoms.
Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 05:28 PM (7EjX1)

I did not know that.

I should have been making lots of biscuits these past few weeks, to soak up butter and honey...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (llON8)

272 267 Little scratched her new Bronco Sport rubbing against a metal pole in a drive-thru.

Appropriate parental reaction:

1. Be understanding as it is minor cosmetic damage and she is an otherwise good kid and kids make mistakes

2. Pilloried and publicly shamed, followed by a period of 30 days of self-flagellation with a cat of nine tails

3. Pay for the repairs herself from earnings from tasks assigned by her father along with repeated reminders of the value of being careful and the consequences of failing to do so
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (rqOkr)

I'd go with #1 since my spouse did this to my almostbrand new car in a parking garage. Although you can tell her #3 is the next time it happens and do all that last line stuff...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 05:31 PM (exHjb)

273 "Snozzberry" was Roald Dahl's nickname for a pecker.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 24, 2022 05:31 PM (vuisn)

274 My daughter was stationed as NAS Lemoore back when. Garlic used to be grown in abundance just south of where she was living. It was interesting to drive through the area just after a field of garlic had been harvested. On a warm summer evening, the smell of garlic was unmistakable.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 05:26 PM


Farmers leased the land next to the runways at NAS Lemoore when I was briefly stationed there. IIRC they were growing asparagus when we were there switching out A-7's for F/A18's. Tons and tons of almond trees up towards Fresno.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 24, 2022 05:31 PM (bVYXr)

275 2.

Posted by: TC at April 24, 2022 05:32 PM (vEj4+)

276 Little scratched her new Bronco Sport rubbing against a metal pole in a drive-thru.

Appropriate parental reaction:

...

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (rqOkr)

Some questions:

Does she vote conservative?
Does she shake or stir her Manhattans?
Does she put maple syrup on French Toast?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 05:32 PM (XIJ/X)

277 BONUS! Duck isn't super-cheap but it is such a rich meat that roughly half a pound per person works out perfectly and that makes it functionally a bargain meat. Duck breast will definitely be making further appearances at our meals.
Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (5NkmN)

I love duck. I have some Aldi's duck breast in my freezer I've been meaning to make. That may go on my defrost list for this week!

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 05:32 PM (exHjb)

278 Thanks for mentioning duck, naturalfake. I bought a frozen whole duck this week. Now what? It's frozen so there is no particular hurry, but I have never cooked a whole duck. Not interested in sweet sauces, but other than that any ideas?

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 24, 2022 05:32 PM (fTtFy)

279 JTB, Jane introduced me to them as well. In the am I throw some fruit, milk and spoonful of the sourwood honey in the blender and it starts my day. You might check into pecan oil also. Kinloch plantation.

Jane, Dear, I owe you so much.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:32 PM (3j0JU)

280 We have a few more months until we are being fed soylant green, July or August

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 05:33 PM (2JoB8)

281 267 Little scratched her new Bronco Sport rubbing against a metal pole in a drive-thru.

Appropriate parental reaction:

1. Be understanding as it is minor cosmetic damage and she is an otherwise good kid and kids make mistakes

2. Pilloried and publicly shamed, followed by a period of 30 days of self-flagellation with a cat of nine tails

3. Pay for the repairs herself from earnings from tasks assigned by her father along with repeated reminders of the value of being careful and the consequences of failing to do so
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (rqOkr)

3. It's not a punishment; it's ownership.

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:33 PM (nIvvp)

282 Somehow it hasn't dawned on folks running these small local events that taking two years off is a bad thing. Volunteers go on with their lives. People that would attend have forgotten about it. Depoe Bay Wooden Boat show decided they can't do the outdoor crab feast because Covid is still too dangerous. This is the third year it's been down. I doubt they will ever fo another

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at April 24, 2022 05:33 PM (YynYJ)

283 Bitter Clinger, I suspect having damaged the *gasp* brand new car is almost as painful as anything your parental self could devise. Especially as you mentioned she is an otherwise good kid.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 24, 2022 05:34 PM (llON8)

284 Nova local, whip up a blackberry/sage sauce for the duck.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:34 PM (3j0JU)

285 250+ posts and no one's mentioned Soylent Green yet?

Posted by: Average Guy at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (IishG)

great one, but I am a little embarrassed that I didn't think of that one first, or at least second!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 05:34 PM (XIJ/X)

286 267 Little scratched her new Bronco Sport rubbing against a metal pole in a drive-thru. Appropriate parental reaction: 1,2,3. Posted by: Bitter Clinger

1 and 3 are pretty good. 2 is child abuse. You missed giving her the choice of Army or Marines. Two pluses: it would grow hair on her chest, metaphorically speaking, and your Bronco would be safe for the next two year.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 05:35 PM (9I3i5)

287 Then I hope you are well, happy and having an amazing Sunday, JT!!!
Posted by: Moki

Thanks Moki !

Backatcha !

Posted by: JT at April 24, 2022 05:36 PM (arJlL)

288 I had planned to pair scallops with this crazy salad recipe I found that uses a dressing made from canned tuna fish as the main ingredient.

Again stupidly easy. You just throw everything into the Vitamix and let it go to town for several seconds and bingo-bango instant gourmet sauce. The interesting this it that you wind up with this totally rich silky salad dressing that no one can tell exactly what it is or is made from.

The recipe called for also called for crispy chickpeas, which I made. Not sure they were with the effort, but they added a nice crunch and protein bump.

Another dish complimented by everyone, so yay me!

Cocktails?, you ask. Yes. Aviations, but of course.

Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 05:36 PM (5NkmN)

289 Is there a fake dessert in the Willie Wonka book?

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:36 PM (nIvvp)

290 273 "Snozzberry" was Roald Dahl's nickname for a pecker.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 24, 2022 05:31 PM (vuisn)

So you're saying not an imaginary food?

Posted by: Barry O at April 24, 2022 05:37 PM (IishG)

291 Well, not only was the Gilroy Garlic Festival famous for garlic ice cream, it was a huge art and wine fest with bands, artisans, really cool stuff. A friend of mine was there, when IT happened. :O

Posted by: sassy at April 24, 2022 05:37 PM (xSICi)

292 3. Pay for the repairs herself from earnings from tasks assigned by her father along with repeated reminders of the value of being careful and the consequences of failing to do so
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 24, 2022 05:29 PM (rqOkr)

As long as the car is still safe: don't fix it, make her drive it.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 24, 2022 05:37 PM (GFc02)

293 Option 4: have it compressed into one of those little metal cubes that used to be an automobile, delivered to the driveway, while yelling, "This is why we can't have nice things."

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 24, 2022 05:38 PM (KFhLj)

294 Some questions:

Does she vote conservative?
Does she shake or stir her Manhattans?
Does she put maple syrup on French Toast?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 05:32 PM (XIJ/X)


She's 17. Puts "I Did That" stickers up at gas stations. She has only made Stoplight shooters using a 3-tin accordion pour method at my instruction. She uses powdered sugar and pancake syrup.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 24, 2022 05:38 PM (rqOkr)

295 284 Nova local, whip up a blackberry/sage sauce for the duck.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:34 PM (3j0JU)

Okay, that's definitely in the running! That's a great idea (especially if Aldi's puts blackberries on sale this week!).

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 05:39 PM (exHjb)

296 Rubber biscuit
Posted by: JackStraw at April 24, 2022 04:25 PM (ZLI7S)
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You can prevent that by handling the dough very gently.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe 2022!

Do ya hafta sneak up on it ?

Posted by: JT at April 24, 2022 05:40 PM (arJlL)

297 >>> 295 284 Nova local, whip up a blackberry/sage sauce for the duck.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:34 PM (3j0JU)

Okay, that's definitely in the running! That's a great idea (especially if Aldi's puts blackberries on sale this week!).
Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 05:39 PM (exHjb)

There's a recipe in "the" cookbook.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 24, 2022 05:40 PM (llON8)

298 Today's actor of the day, The Quiznos Sandwiches

Kyle MacLauchlan was in Dune with Brad Dourif, who was in Murder in the First with Kevin Bacon.

Kyle MacLauchlan was in Dune with Brad Dourif, who was in The Lord of the Rings with Christopher Lee.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 24, 2022 05:41 PM (ybIRR)

299 293 Option 4: have it compressed into one of those little metal cubes that used to be an automobile, delivered to the driveway, while yelling, "This is why we can't have nice things." Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

The options posted did not allow for a fourth option. Like you I promptly ignored and that had to, and I do mean, had to, come up with my own unasked for option. This is why we can't have nice things at AOS HQ and are happy about that.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 05:41 PM (9I3i5)

300 293 Option 4: have it compressed into one of those little metal cubes that used to be an automobile, delivered to the driveway, while yelling, "This is why we can't have nice things."
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 24, 2022 05:38 PM (KFhLj)
'Oddjob, separate my gold from Mrs. Solo.'

-pats the fender of the overloaded Falcon Ranchero

Posted by: Eromero at April 24, 2022 05:41 PM (0OP+5)

301 In other news, Coast Guard le Pencil defeated Marine le Pen.....

Posted by: JT at April 24, 2022 05:41 PM (arJlL)

302 Nova local, I cook the blackberries down in Merlot and then sage and continue to heat. It is not a sweet sauce. I serve this over wild rice with mushrooms and pine nuts in it.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:41 PM (3j0JU)

303 I meant Mr. Solo, dangit.

Posted by: Eromero at April 24, 2022 05:42 PM (0OP+5)

304 A long, long time ago, but still, it was great! Not the ice cream...the festival. The ice cream was just weird.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 05:27 PM (XIJ/X)


Yes, we've all had the garlic ice cream. Once. I do have a couple of killer recipes from the festival in the early 80's I actually just found again when packing. I forgot how amazing the garlic soup is.

As far as the smell - you can definitely smell when Christopher Ranch is harvesting, especially in early fall driving on the 101.

The festival at least for me just got too big and too dirty and too many weirdos (as evidenced by the shooting). I know some people who stopped volunteering for booths because it got a bit too overwhelming.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 05:42 PM (wAnMi)

305 my oldest banged into a parking pole the first time I took her out driving after her first behind-the-wheel lesson. It cracked the corner of the bumper and almost took out the light, so it wasn't insignificant. Luckily the van was 14 years old. I think every kid should have a tiny moment like that to scare them to death about driving.

Posted by: sassy at April 24, 2022 05:42 PM (xSICi)

306 302 Nova local, I cook the blackberries down in Merlot and then sage and continue to heat. It is not a sweet sauce. I serve this over wild rice with mushrooms and pine nuts in it.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:41 PM (3j0JU)

Yum!

Posted by: m at April 24, 2022 05:42 PM (nIvvp)

307 Hey, all,

Imaginary food? Well, there was a drink mentioned in one of Larry Niven's Known Space stories, "vodka with droobleberry juice." And another called Verguuz that one character describes as like "hand grenade with a mint sugar casing."

Poul Anderson used to step around it by sometimes having the proteins of a given planet's animal and plant life either useless or actively poisonous to humans.

In one of my fantasy stories, I had a character from a different realm extol the virtues of "mudcastle bugs." These were modeled on crawfish, which many of you know build little mud castles atop their holes or nests. Mine, however, were blue instead of blackish red. (Another character privately thinks they are the ugliest food she's ever seen. Which is pretty much my view of the little insectoids.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 24, 2022 05:43 PM (c6xtn)

308 There's a lot of derision directed to the "reformed dope growing" hydroponic industry....

.... not that I'd know anything about that.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 24, 2022 05:43 PM (BFigT)

309 My favorite food that some claim imaginary is shmoo. Everybody claims content cows offer the best milk and beef. I say witness the look of pure joy the shmoo has when making a banzai leap into your frying pan.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 24, 2022 05:44 PM (lz5hY)

310 Kyle MacLauchlan was in Dune with Brad Dourif, who was in Murder in the First with Kevin Bacon.

Kyle MacLauchlan was in Dune with Brad Dourif, who was in The Lord of the Rings with Christopher Lee.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 24, 2022 05:41 PM (ybIRR)

Wormtongue.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 05:44 PM (AmoqO)

311 Clutch Cargo, are you leaving CA soon? I feel like we are probably neighbors. I have had so many friends move out in just this last year. I have to stay for a while longer. All this is just breaking my heart.

Posted by: sassy at April 24, 2022 05:45 PM (xSICi)

312 Honey is very good for helping to control seasonal allergies. It is also used to help keep wounds from getting infected.

Look up medicinal honey and it's uses. You will be amazed.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 05:45 PM (U2p+3)

313 Currently attempting to make jambalaya in an Instant Pot.

At the point I am browning the chicken. I might have made a slight mistake in the amount of ingredients I prepared in regards to the celery, onion & pepper.

Might be to much for the appliance.

Will let you know how it comes out

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at April 24, 2022 05:46 PM (mcfjc)

314 The recipe called for also called for crispy chickpeas, which I made. Not sure they were with the effort, but they added a nice crunch and protein bump.

Another dish complimented by everyone, so yay me!

Cocktails?, you ask. Yes. Aviations, but of course.
Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 05:36 PM (5NkmN)

Excellent on the compliments! And crispy chickpeas make a great protein item for a "make your own pasta salad" bar. I did that for a Catholic Lenten pot luck, and it was very popular!

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 05:46 PM (exHjb)

315 Thanks for mentioning duck, naturalfake. I bought a frozen whole duck this week. Now what? It's frozen so there is no particular hurry, but I have never cooked a whole duck. Not interested in sweet sauces, but other than that any ideas?
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 24, 2022 05:32 PM (fTtFy)


Hi Art,

I'm far from a duck expert, but just off the top of my head. Cooking duck should be very similar to cooking goose Gordon Ramsay (again!) has this great citrus peel and five spice rub online for his Christmas Goose.

I'd use that for a non-sweet duck. Part of the recipe for the Honey and soy Glazed duck breast also used Chinese 5 Spice and it worked out great.

Best of luck!

Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 05:46 PM (5NkmN)

316 The USFL plays credible football games. Somehow they manage to do that without being Maoist struggle sessions. I give this 5 years, if the USFL lasts that long, before that changes.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 05:46 PM (9I3i5)

317 Thanks for another great food thread, CBD!

Yes, I have made the "two ingredient" biscuits with either buttermilk or heavy cream. And I make my own self rising flour because that is not something I keep on hand in the pantry. The biscuits are great!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, HONK! Believing in America at April 24, 2022 05:47 PM (xT18z)

318 I've read many a book where the characters drank hot buttered rum on a cold, blustery evening. Always sounded delicious. Wasn't.
Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022


***
I expect that after the first few swallows or half a glass, the taste went unnoticed.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 24, 2022 05:47 PM (c6xtn)

319 Well, not only was the Gilroy Garlic Festival famous for garlic ice cream, it was a huge art and wine fest with bands, artisans, really cool stuff. A friend of mine was there, when IT happened. :O
Posted by: sassy at April 24, 2022 05:37 PM (xSICi)


Yeah, I know quite a few folks that were there in 2019 on that day. The best day to go was Thursday, nobody knew it was open and you'd avoid the traffic and 70% of the crowds. The whole shuttle thing was a clusterfuck though, really the festival just outgrew the venue. They might do well to consider splitting it up, sort of like how the Concourse D'Elegance split up. My town does the Mushroom Mardi Gras, and it's turning into the same sort of thing - but the advantage is it's all across the town, not just a central location.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 05:47 PM (wAnMi)

320 Always wanted to go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Lived less than an hour away pretty much all my life. But my desire was never great enough to outweigh the traffic (that less-than-an-hour drive becomes 2 hours+ on festival days), crowds (yuck), sweltering heat (and dust), and jacked-up prices.

Posted by: Average Guy at April 24, 2022 05:48 PM (7Gz1L)

321 >>>I'm only here for the sous vide.

>Great when can we eat?

*looks at tomorrow's schedule*

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 24, 2022 05:48 PM (LkM8p)

322 nurse, it is indeed amazing. I cured a sarcoma on one of the dog's legs with honey and crushed aspirin.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:49 PM (3j0JU)

323 >>>[235] I prefer the two-piece (Ball) lids, especially with the food sealer. Posted by: SMH at God's grace at April 24, 2022 05:16 PM (bHvPK)
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Greetings, SMH ... I also use the two-piece lids, these days mostly when shredding cabbage for large quantities of slaw ... Place it in half-gallon mason jars, vacuum out the air with the Foodsaver wide-mouth jar attachment, and store it in the fridge as much as 5 days ahead of food events ... Then all I need to do is add the pre-made dressing before serving ... Great time-saver when so many unexpecteds are apt to pop up on actual "event" days.

Posted by: Kathy at April 24, 2022 05:50 PM (h3RRP)

324 Emmis makes the best hot buttered rum ever!!!!

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:50 PM (3j0JU)

325 Thanks, naturalfake! I'll check it out.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 24, 2022 05:50 PM (fTtFy)

326
She's 17. Puts "I Did That" stickers up at gas stations. She has only made Stoplight shooters using a 3-tin accordion pour method at my instruction. She uses powdered sugar and pancake syrup.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 24, 2022 05:38 PM (rqOkr)
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Caliber preference?

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 05:51 PM (0IeYL)

327 Emmie- fat fingered that.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:52 PM (3j0JU)

328 302 Nova local, I cook the blackberries down in Merlot and then sage and continue to heat. It is not a sweet sauce. I serve this over wild rice with mushrooms and pine nuts in it.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:41 PM (3j0JU)

Thanks! I may stop at the sauce b/c only peanuts and I are "nut friends"...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 05:52 PM (exHjb)

329 Clutch Cargo, are you leaving CA soon? I feel like we are probably neighbors. I have had so many friends move out in just this last year. I have to stay for a while longer. All this is just breaking my heart.
Posted by: sassy at April 24, 2022 05:45 PM (xSICi)


Not leaving CA (yet). I'm liquidating my properties, so I need to live in each one for 2 years to reduce the capital gains tax. I'm moving to Carmel, my house goes on the market in about a week. It's going to be quite the change of pace! I need to work hard to not balloon up to 300lbs. Too bad I've already decided to try (or retry) every eggs Benedict in town. Tomorrow is #3.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 05:52 PM (wAnMi)

330 Baking bread again. Two nice boules in a row. Might try baguettes next. Hankering for some macaroons as well. They are tricky to make. Wife usually leaves the house when I try.
Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 04:33 PM (AmoqO)


I made an error a couple of weeks ago when I baked, I baked my loaf at 275F instead of 375F, for 40 minutes, and when it came out yellow, I baked it for another 15 minutes at 375 to brown it up.
It turned out much more moist and soft crusted than what I usually get.

I have done it twice so far and I can't tell if it is good, or if I have just been lucky

Posted by: Kindltot at April 24, 2022 05:52 PM (xhaym)

331 318 I've read many a book where the characters drank hot buttered rum on a cold, blustery evening. Always sounded delicious. Wasn't.
Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022

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I expect that after the first few swallows or half a glass, the taste went unnoticed.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 24, 2022 05:47 PM (c6xtn)
I've had hot buttered rum twice. First time in a Colorado ski lodge no I didn't ski. And the second was the deepfreeze TxMoMe 2 years ago.

Posted by: Eromero at April 24, 2022 05:54 PM (0OP+5)

332 324 Emmis makes the best hot buttered rum ever!!!!
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:50 PM (3j0JU)


And you're the sweetest hostess ever! I'm looking forward to October! Of course, I'll likely bring a supply of HBR makings.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 05:55 PM (6RgRK)

333 Nova local, sorry, I should have remembered that. Plain wild/brown rice goes OK.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:55 PM (3j0JU)

334 ok, time to start on dinner.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 24, 2022 05:55 PM (llON8)

335 Emmie, just to see you both again would fill my heart.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:57 PM (3j0JU)

336 Garlic is what they used in the days before antibiotics. Make a poultice to draw out infection.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at April 24, 2022 05:57 PM (YynYJ)

337 So Average Wife and Average Daughter go me a Brod & Taylor folding proofing box. Not only is it excellent for proofing, it can also be used for culturing yogurt, slow cooking, and even (pseudo) sous vide. I've confirmed the proofing and yogurt making functionality, but I haven't tried the slow cooking or sous vide yet. Anyone here have one of these? Any tips for succes?

Posted by: Average Guy at April 24, 2022 05:57 PM (1sEJf)

338 Earlier this week, there was a discussion about cheesesteaks. So I tried something a little different. I purchased some thinly sliced eye of round steaks, cut them into even finer strips, marinated them for a couple of hours in a steak marinade, then grilled them on the stove. After that, I put the meat onto some pretzel-bread rolls topped them with provolone cheese, and broiled them for a few minutes to melt the cheese.

Turned out pretty tasty! Maybe not the best in the world, but quite palatable...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 24, 2022 05:57 PM (K5n5d)

339 335 Emmie, just to see you both again would fill my heart.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:57 PM (3j0JU)


So sorry to miss last year, but we were short on time and energy due to an unscheduled bout with WuFlu.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 05:58 PM (6RgRK)

340 That's sad about the Gilroy Garlic Festival. We used to live down in Monterey and went every year while we were there. The garlic fries were superb. The grounds left a lot to be desired tho'.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 24, 2022 05:59 PM (BFigT)

341 I expect that after the first few swallows or half a glass, the taste went unnoticed.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 24, 2022 05:47 PM (c6xtn)

I had a friend who fixed me a flaming drink of some kind on time. I didn't see the flame and inhaled as I brought the drink up toward my mouth ( I was supposed to blow it out). Almost coughed my left lung out.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 05:59 PM (AmoqO)

342 Caliber preference?
Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 05:51 PM (0IeYL)
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The correct answer is: "Yes!"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 05:59 PM (5pTK/)

343 Caliber preference?

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 05:51 PM (0IeYL)



Only ever fired .22lr.

Blame her father on that one.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 24, 2022 06:00 PM (rqOkr)

344 I had a friend who fixed me a flaming drink of some kind on time. I didn't see the flame and inhaled as I brought the drink up toward my mouth ( I was supposed to blow it out). Almost coughed my left lung out.
Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 05:59 PM (AmoqO)
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I once watched a hooker set set a piece of her clothing on fire with a flaming drink. One of those magical evenings one rarely, if ever, forgets.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 06:00 PM (5pTK/)

345 311 Clutch Cargo, are you leaving CA soon? I feel like we are probably neighbors. I have had so many friends move out in just this last year. I have to stay for a while longer. All this is just breaking my heart. Posted by: sassy at April

I left the Puget Sound region, a place that was delightfully livable, because it had devolved into an overpriced Marxist hellhole. Sadly, it has devolved even further. California is killing off methodically, and one might even say intentionally, the middle class. Soon it is going to be no different than a lawless third world nation with a wealthy ruling class and poverty stricken underclass of which 50% will not be US citizens (this is also by design). It is no mystery why people that made California a functional state are leaving in greater numbers than are moving to the state. I strongly suspect the newly arrived CA residents are swelling the underclass population. The reality is CA never had a monopoly on being a great place to live; this nation has an abundance of delightfully livable places to live and people are increasingly discovering that to be the case. I am so grateful I moved to New Mexico in general and Las Cruces in particular.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:00 PM (9I3i5)

346 >>>Garlic is what they used in the days before antibiotics. Make a poultice to draw out infection.

>Garlic is what we use to season Italian food.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 24, 2022 06:01 PM (LkM8p)

347 333 Nova local, sorry, I should have remembered that. Plain wild/brown rice goes OK.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 05:55 PM (3j0JU)

No worries - my own family doesn't remember them!

And you are one better b/c they don't give me good meal ideas, either!

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 06:01 PM (exHjb)

348 Javems, I do a queso flamedo that you have to let burn down before you eat it. The flavor that the burnt triple sec adds makes the dish

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:01 PM (3j0JU)

349 Clutch-

Congratulations on moving to Carmel! We have a little cabin midway between Carmel and Big Sur. Thinking about eventually retiring down there (not in the cabin--too small). Trying to work out the long-term plans...

Posted by: Average Guy at April 24, 2022 06:01 PM (PbQsA)

350 Garlic is what they used in the days before antibiotics. Make a poultice to draw out infection.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at April 24, 2022 05:57 PM (YynYJ)
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I believe the Russians, during WWII, used garlic and a plaster cast for serious leg wounds.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 06:02 PM (5pTK/)

351 They'll be starting the ren-fest back up in North GA at least. I'll head there for a day or so. Weird freaky people. If you're a fan of people watching, at a nearly comfortable distance, they're fun. Watching people walk into dragoncon in ATL was also good for a modern day freakshow. Maybe the ambient level of freakishness in cities makes that moot now. Anyway I'll be happy to go to a ren-fest they are fun.

Also, I'll note that explaining Renaissance Fairs to foreigners especially Europeans is an exercise in futility. Blank far off frightened looks. Then pissed off and personally insulted. What are you DOING!!! STOP IT!!! [grabs turkey leg to pummel some poor guy wearing a court jester hat, tights, and a Metallica t-shirt]

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 06:02 PM (0fVbu)

352 No worries - my own family doesn't remember them!

And you are one better b/c they don't give me good meal ideas, either!
Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 06:01 PM (exHjb)

I should say "extended family" - I don't think my kids and spouse could forget that at this point! But all my siblings do (except for the one who has now developed both of the same allergies)...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 06:02 PM (exHjb)

353 Not to throw a wet blanket on everything, but if you thought there were too many "incidents" involving the destruction of domestic food processing and storage facilities for it all to be happenstance, you would be correct. Not even the FBI can ignore it anymore. I could paste a list of about 50 here, with dates, since 2022.
But you know what happens when you copy-paste lengthy texts...
Weasel says "buy ammo". Gourmand says "buy food".

Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 24, 2022 06:03 PM (jTmQV)

354 I've never had hot buttered rum except what I've made, so I don't know if I like it in general. I like the spices in it -- stuff I would put in a delicious cookie.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 06:03 PM (6RgRK)

355 I made an error a couple of weeks ago when I baked, I baked my loaf at 275F instead of 375F, for 40 minutes, and when it came out yellow, I baked it for another 15 minutes at 375 to brown it up.
It turned out much more moist and soft crusted than what I usually get.

I have done it twice so far and I can't tell if it is good, or if I have just been lucky

Posted by: Kindltot at April 24, 2022 05:52 PM (xhaym)

I might try something like that. My oven takes forever to heat up though.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 06:03 PM (AmoqO)

356 343 Caliber preference? Posted by: Weasel

Only ever fired .22lr. Blame her father on that one. Posted by: Bitter Clinger

.380 Auto. You can carry a smaller weapon, have reasonable recoil, and its big enough.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:04 PM (9I3i5)

357 >>> I once watched a hooker set set a piece of her clothing on fire with a flaming drink. One of those magical evenings one rarely, if ever, forgets.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 06:00 PM (5pTK/)


Flaming jello shots were a big thing in college.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 06:04 PM (0fVbu)

358 I had a friend who fixed me a flaming drink of some kind on time. I didn't see the flame and inhaled as I brought the drink up toward my mouth ( I was supposed to blow it out). Almost coughed my left lung out.
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Initiation in our squad in the Army was flamer shots. In the days of porno mustaches you had to throw it down or the stash burned. So much fun.

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 06:05 PM (+ya+t)

359 I once watched a hooker set set a piece of her clothing on fire with a flaming drink. One of those magical evenings one rarely, if ever, forgets.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 06:00 PM


I have seen many a Sailor light body parts on fire messing around with flaming drinks. Hilarity and a visit to sick bay usually resulted.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 24, 2022 06:06 PM (bVYXr)

360 Emmie, trust me. Yours is the very best

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:06 PM (3j0JU)

361 336 Garlic is what they used in the days before antibiotics. Make a poultice to draw out infection.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at April 24, 2022 05:57 PM (YynYJ)


I have pretty good success using it for ear or sinus infections. I take a gel capsule with garlic and parsley oil. I don't know what the parsley does. Maybe mitigates garlic breath.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 06:07 PM (6RgRK)

362 Tonight, the lovely and delightful Mrs naturalfake will be making fried catfish.

I love the fact that this has evolved overtime to where she makes several kinds of catfish nuggets with various type of seasoning or marinade. Always a treat!

BONUS! Lately, she's been added a fried version of a Japanese root vegetable called "gobo" to our fry-ups.

We had it at a restaurant, and we both loved it. So, like she almost always does, if we like something at a restaurant, she duplicates the recipe at home.

Fried gobo is really a nice change from the usual french fries, healthier too.

You dip it in mayo with some seasoning.

Give it a whirl! Don't be afraid of the gobo!

Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 06:07 PM (5NkmN)

363 Only ever fired .22lr.

Blame her father on that one.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 24, 2022 06:00 PM (rqOkr)
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The judges say we'll allow it!

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 06:07 PM (0IeYL)

364 {{{Ben Had}}}

You are such an encourager!

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 06:08 PM (6RgRK)

365 348 Javems, I do a queso flamedo that you have to let burn down before you eat it. The flavor that the burnt triple sec adds makes the dish

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:01 PM (3j0JU)

I've had banana's Foster before, and often flame mushrooms with brandy when cooking them.

I always read you meal plans. I'm just not as adventurous as you. Plus I've gotten lazy in my old age.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 06:09 PM (AmoqO)

366 Weasel, there you are!

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:09 PM (3j0JU)

367 I've never had hot buttered rum except what I've made, so I don't know if I like it in general. I like the spices in it -- stuff I would put in a delicious cookie.
Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 06:03 PM (6RgRK)


That's how I've had it. It's delish.

Also, you need the right kind of rum. A nice dark or Jamaican rum works best IMO.

Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 06:10 PM (5NkmN)

368 Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 24, 2022 05:59 PM (BFigT)

I went once in the 80s. It was a hoot!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 06:10 PM (XIJ/X)

369 >Garlic is what we use to season Italian food.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

And many times so ubiquitous, it isn't even mentioned in the recipe. LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at April 24, 2022 06:10 PM (Msys3)

370 Also, I'll note that explaining Renaissance Fairs to foreigners especially Europeans is an exercise in futility. Blank far off frightened looks. Then pissed off and personally insulted. What are you DOING!!! STOP IT!!! [grabs turkey leg to pummel some poor guy wearing a court jester hat, tights, and a Metallica t-shirt]
Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 06:02 PM (0fVbu)


"It is a medieval themed Mardis Gras taken to eleven. This is not living history. Try the mead."

Posted by: Kindltot at April 24, 2022 06:11 PM (xhaym)

371 I think I would like to meet Mr. Bingley. Not only because his (?) sandwich looks delicious, but also because I enjoy the book, "Pride and Prejudice."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 24, 2022 06:11 PM (fF2aM)

372 Javems, Thank You- I love to eat and I prefer to cook it.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:12 PM (3j0JU)

373 354 I've never had hot buttered rum except what I've made, so I don't know if I like it in general. I like the spices in it -- stuff I would put in a delicious cookie.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 06:03 PM (6RgRK)

I'm willing to try it, should we meet up at a meet up someday.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 06:12 PM (AmoqO)

374 Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 24, 2022 04:44 PM (8AONa)

That's wonderful!. Our son played cello in jr, high and high school. Unfortunately he didn't keep up with it. That's a beautiful peace of music.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 24, 2022 06:14 PM (fF2aM)

375 Perfessor Squirrel- just to see how usually a cheesesteak is done, shaved steak, fry onions a bit, add steak scrambling them, when just done line up on griddle coat s few spoons of tomato sauce, cheese on top, cover until melted place long roll on top and scoop up while flipping roll over in hand.

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 06:14 PM (2JoB8)

376 Jambalaya is now in pressure cooking mode.

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Posted by: Scuba_Dude at April 24, 2022 06:14 PM (mcfjc)

377 Also, you need the right kind of rum. A nice dark or Jamaican rum works best IMO.
Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 06:10 PM (5NkmN)


I don't recall what I used offhand, but I've tried it with two types of rum. The clear rum was bleagh. The amber rum was much richer and better.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 06:14 PM (6RgRK)

378 Weasel, there you are!
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:09 PM (3j0JU)
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Right here! At your service!

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 06:14 PM (0IeYL)

379 Chill in the fridge. LOL. I have so many things in there right now I wouldn't fit.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 24, 2022 06:14 PM (fF2aM)

380 I'm willing to try it, should we meet up at a meet up someday.
Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 06:12 PM (AmoqO)


I would be honored to serve you.

Posted by: Emmie at April 24, 2022 06:15 PM (6RgRK)

381 When I was bartending, a popular flaming shot for a while was the-

Flaming Faggot
1 oz creme de menthe
1 oz Southern Comfort
Big float of Bacardi 151

Ignite. Blow out. Drink!

Honestly awful stuff, but popular.

BONUS! You were definitely gonna be puking out your intestines for the rest of the night if you drank enough of those.

Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 06:15 PM (5NkmN)

382 "Separate two eggs."

*shot of Curly putting two eggs together, pulling them apart, looking at Moe and Moe smacking him in the head.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 24, 2022 04:06 PM (s2VJv)


Or, "one loaf of bread, well soaked" and Curly beats it with his fists.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 24, 2022 06:15 PM (2JVJo)

383 That French Toast looks perfect.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 24, 2022 06:16 PM (WUSNl)

384 Just pulled some chicken thighs out of the air fryer. I marinated them overnight in Korean bbq sauce with extra chili garlic paste.

Smells quite good.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 06:19 PM (U2p+3)

385 Oh, sorry the dip for the Fried Gobo is mayonnaise mixed with karashi.

Yum yum.

Posted by: naturalfake - Thought Lemming at April 24, 2022 06:19 PM (5NkmN)

386 I love this thread because the menu ideas are incredible and it gives me time to make my shopping list.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:19 PM (3j0JU)

387 L&T makes a delicious cauliflower mash. With cream and goat cheese.

I bet Bluebell would like it.

Posted by: Pete Bog at April 24, 2022 06:20 PM (Jzz++)

388 >>> "It is a medieval themed Mardis Gras taken to eleven. This is not living history. Try the mead."
Posted by: Kindltot at April 24, 2022 06:11 PM (xhaym)


I try. "Me:It's just a fair, a party man, just chill out and have fun. Them: No one ever dressed this way, it was a time of cruelty and deprivation. Me: And funnelcakes!"

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 06:21 PM (0fVbu)

389 nurse, I just can't make myself do thighs. I looked at some for enchiladas and I just couldn't pull the trigger.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:21 PM (3j0JU)

390 https://tinyurl.com/muvatkxu
20 Tweets from Bad Blue
Climate change is a possibility scheme edition

#18 is to be seen

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 06:22 PM (2JoB8)

391 Pete Bog, contemplate, halved yellow peppers stuffed with Spanish rice and cheese.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:22 PM (3j0JU)

392 I never have done jello shots before. Have done Reverse Margaritas though. That is where you turn your back to the bar, lean backward and present your mouth. The bartender then mixes the drink in your mouth.

Got to doing those late one night. Had a golf tourney to play in the next morning. I made the tee time after they pulled me out of the bar. First hole I drove the green on a 300 yard par 4.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 06:22 PM (AmoqO)

393 337 ... Average Guy,

We have one of those proofing boxes from King Arthur flour. It is great for proofing bread and making yogurt, as you noted. It's a big help during cold weather as we keep the house pretty cool. Haven't tried it as a slow cooker. The King Arthur site has a bunch of info about what it can do.

Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 06:22 PM (7EjX1)

394 Figured out my plan B. Pesto shrimp pasta with sautéed snap peas, peppers and onions on the side.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 24, 2022 06:23 PM (ju2Fy)

395 It's not an imaginary food, but I loved to read the old Robin Hood tales where Robin and his men, after an adventure, would have some bread and nut brown ale.

Then I grew up and realized 'nut brown ale' is a variable product that more likely than not is lousy. Though I suppose you could drink it during a Tucker Testicle Tanning session.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 24, 2022 06:23 PM (2JVJo)

396 sidebar - I see Macron won in France, not really a surprise. The only real question was which way the hard core socialists would go (owning about 21% of the electorate) and looks like, even though they despise Macron, the socialists decided LePen was worse for them.

Contrary to what Ace says in the sidebar, Macron's strongest support is among voters over 60, and it's not close. That's not positive for his political future.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 24, 2022 06:23 PM (haMNq)

397 Pete Bog, that's roasted yellow peppers.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:23 PM (3j0JU)

398 My GAINZZZ diet change has been to eat the outside of the grocery store only. A month later I eat pretty much nothing be vegetables and protein. Celery and hummus are my favorite snack food now.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:25 PM (9I3i5)

399 olddog, that'll work!

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:25 PM (3j0JU)

400 >>> Then I grew up and realized 'nut brown ale' is a variable product that more likely than not is lousy. Though I suppose you could drink it during a Tucker Testicle Tanning session.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 24, 2022 06:23 PM (2JVJo)


Sam Smith makes Nut Brown Ale. Not as good as their Cream Ale Stout. Not by a large margin.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 06:26 PM (0fVbu)

401 Ramps... a combination between garlic and onion. Suitable for wild game and not much else. Very strong.

Although... I've been known to use them while doing pork chops on the grill. My wife hates ramps.

So I get 2 chops.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 24, 2022 06:27 PM (BFigT)

402 Chicken thighs are under appreciated. Great for chicken soup, chicken tacos. Chicken stock. Mmm.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 24, 2022 06:27 PM (LkM8p)

403 I am using a George Forman "Lean , mean grilling machine" (which used to be a thing a number of years ago) to grill some steak because we don't have a grill. I haven't tried it on steak before, but it really works well on burgers. It is fast and you drain the grease unto a plate that sits under the grill

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 24, 2022 06:27 PM (fF2aM)

404 I am using a George Forman "Lean , mean grilling machine" (which used to be a thing a number of years ago) to grill some steak because we don't have a grill. I haven't tried it on steak before, but it really works well on burgers. It is fast and you drain the grease unto a plate that sits under the grill
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 24, 2022 06:27 PM (fF2aM)


Funny story - the inventors of the Forman grill originally asked Hulk Hogan to be their spokesman, but he refused.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 24, 2022 06:29 PM (2JVJo)

405 Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:21 PM (3j0JU)

Boneless chicken thighs are $3/lb here..freakin wings are $4/lb. $4...per pound...for wings...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 24, 2022 06:30 PM (+I4ai)

406 279 ... "You might check into pecan oil also. Kinloch plantation."

Ben Had,
Again, thanks. Mrs. JTB had learned about the health benefits to us of pecan oil but didn't have a reliably pure source. That Kinloch Plantation looks like the real deal.

Posted by: JTB at April 24, 2022 06:30 PM (7EjX1)

407 Dr Bone, I keep hearing that so I guess I just need to try some.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:30 PM (3j0JU)

408 Use the GF for making grilled cheese sammiches.

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 06:30 PM (0IeYL)

409 6.30pm. I think I will take the pups for a walk before the rain starts.

It's been an unsettled day, both weatherwise and emotionally. Time for bed, as well.

Hope you all have a lovely night.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 24, 2022 06:30 PM (2JVJo)

410 Contrary to what Ace says in the sidebar, Macron's strongest support is among voters over 60, and it's not close. That's not positive for his political future.
Posted by: Ian S.

So, all of Macaroon's wife's friends voted for him. In spite of trying to understand the leftist worldview that has them voting over and over and over for people like Macaroon or Obama I have given up on that line of inquiry. Voting for this ilk is voting against one's own interest unless you happen to be an oligarch.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:31 PM (9I3i5)

411 JTB, indeed it is. I have two oil sources- Sedona Divine and Kinloch.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:32 PM (3j0JU)

412 Marked large lemons which are scrawny little things $1 per. No thanks.

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 06:33 PM (+ya+t)

413 Chicken thighs a must for kebab, or yakitori. And pulled chicken in the slow cooker - just did some last week. I typically wait until I see processed (boneless, skinless) thighs on sale, and buy a c**p-ton, half of which I freeze, half of which goes to kebabs or yakitori or pulled. Also, for apricot chicken, stove-top item.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 24, 2022 06:33 PM (OTzUX)

414 Ohhh yeahhh, brother, put your meat on hereeee.

Posted by: Alternate Universe Hulk Hogan or This Universe's Shep Smith at April 24, 2022 06:34 PM (KFhLj)

415 L&T makes a delicious cauliflower mash. With cream and goat cheese.

I bet Bluebell would like it.

Posted by: Pete Bog at April 24, 2022 06:20 PM (Jzz++)

She actually loves cauliflower!

I use whatever cheese I have at hand for the cheese sauce, but I have never used goat cheese. I think I will try that next.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 06:34 PM (XIJ/X)

416 402 Chicken thighs are under appreciated. Great for chicken soup, chicken tacos. Chicken stock. Mmm.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 24, 2022 06:27 PM (LkM8p)

Not to mention Gumbo.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 06:35 PM (AmoqO)

417 >>I try. "Me:It's just a fair, a party man, just chill out and have fun. Them: No one ever dressed this way, it was a time of cruelty and deprivation. Me: And funnelcakes!"

There is or was a medieval fair down in southeastern MA. They always allowed you to bring your dog as long as they were leashed. So we took my Golden to the fair only to find out they had changed the rules and no dogs allowed other than service dogs.

So I put on my sunglasses and shortened up my hold on the leash and in we went. My service dog being exceptionally friendly ever for a Golden had to say hello to every single person in the place so we zigzagged across the fair banging into people at every turn. I even had people make room for me at the jousting event so I could get a front row view. With my service dog.

People are weird.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 24, 2022 06:35 PM (ZLI7S)

418 I use whatever cheese I have at hand for the cheese sauce, but I have never used goat cheese. I think I will try that next.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24,

Goat cheese melts weird.
I'd do a smoked Gouda. Because. Reasons.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 06:35 PM (U2p+3)

419 Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at April 24, 2022 06:35 PM (arJlL)

420 But for enchiladas etc I prefer white meat for chicken, including tacos (pollo asado).

Just picked up some mole paste, two varieties, poblano and oaxaqueno, at the Grand Central Market in LA 2 weeks ago, need to figure out what I'm going to do with those, most likely chicken enchiladas. And also bought chiles (the trinity - ancho, mulato, pasilla) to make my own poblano, which I haven't done in years but if I remember my recipe was best thing I've ever made.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 24, 2022 06:36 PM (OTzUX)

421 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 24, 2022 06:29 PM (2JVJo)

That's funny. I think George Forman did pretty well with it and the steak look yummy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 24, 2022 06:37 PM (fF2aM)

422 CBD, find a soft asiago and give that a try.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:37 PM (3j0JU)

423 I like chicken thighs. I think they're the most flavorful part of the bird. But my family doesn't like it.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 06:37 PM (0fVbu)

424 olddog, that'll work!
Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:25
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Yep, plus I'm cleaning out the frig. Garbage truck runs tomorrow.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 24, 2022 06:39 PM (ju2Fy)

425 CBD, find a soft asiago and give that a try.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:37 PM (3j0JU)

I just use what I have. Little bits of cheese, maybe three or four different kinds. It always tastes good, so I am not too picky about what I use!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 06:39 PM (XIJ/X)

426 Jambalaya almost done. Not as dry a dish as I was hoping for. Maybe increase the amount of rice the next time.

Shrimp has been put in, now waiting for that to cook before I dig in.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at April 24, 2022 06:39 PM (mcfjc)

427 So I put on my sunglasses and shortened up my hold on the leash and in we went. My service dog being exceptionally friendly ever for a Golden had to say hello to every single person in the place so we zigzagged across the fair banging into people at every turn. I even had people make room for me at the jousting event so I could get a front row view. With my service dog.

People are weird.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 24, 2022 06:35 PM


You can get an "official" service dog vest and certificate on the internet for $75.00. No one will ever say a word about your dog after she/he has her/his vest on.


It's total crap but it works. The VA here has been fighting fake service dogs for years and they have lost every case where they tired to bar an obvious fake service dog.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 24, 2022 06:40 PM (bVYXr)

428 Foie gras > mole paste

Posted by: Y5 at April 24, 2022 06:40 PM (ofGzH)

429 I like chicken thighs. I think they're the most flavorful part of the bird. But my family doesn't like it.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 24, 2022 06:37 PM


I just finished two of them from the pellet smoker. Very tasty and no matter where I go I always ask for thighs, best part of the bird IMO.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 24, 2022 06:41 PM (bVYXr)

430 I have a combination food note and prayer request. People kindly asked how they could help me during my difficulties and I appreciate that. If the pray-ers could pray that our church would grow so that God would be glorified and so there are enough people to eat up the goodies on Sunday, Our family does not to be eating all the stuff they make-and they do make it themselves-and they send it home with me. Very good cooks and bakers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 24, 2022 06:41 PM (fF2aM)

431 I am so grateful I moved to New Mexico in general and Las Cruces in particular.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:00 PM (9I3i5)


I'd mentioned a couple of things that might make good threads, and states/counties/cities to flee marxist hell holes to was one of them. I did a tour for some people who recently fled to NM, and TBH that was never on my radar. They had created their retirement home in nearby Aromas, but miscalculated the amount of time that it would take Silicon Valley to encroach on them. With going to the office no longer being necessary, San Jose and surrounding areas are fleeing to points south to get larger homes, more property etc. than they can find in Mountain View. Zillions of Tesla driving Latte sipping socialists with the gang bangers and homeless in tow.

Hell, there's an open house next to me today, and I thought I'd make a game of counting Tesla S's. I gave up after 30 minutes.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 06:41 PM (wAnMi)

432 rhomboid, if you can find some canned, sliced poblanos add them to your enchiladas.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:41 PM (3j0JU)

433 I think my sister is some kind of service dog trainer.

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 06:41 PM (0IeYL)

434 @211 - thank you, turns out the local supermarket has both brands so I bought one of each.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 24, 2022 06:41 PM (m0zqP)

435 Favorite imaginary food: the tomacco from The Simpsons. It's a cross between a tomato and tobacco. No I wouldn't want to eat it but it was a funny episode.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 24, 2022 06:42 PM (mNhhD)

436 I think my sister is some kind of service dog trainer.
Posted by: W


Maid?

Posted by: Y5 at April 24, 2022 06:42 PM (ofGzH)

437 Jambalaya, hmmm. Or should I say jambalaya, me oh my, me oh my oh ....

Speaking of "trinity", that for mole poblano is three particular chiles, but for cajun cooking is onion, bell pepper, and celery. Been a long time since I've done jambalaya, should remedy that.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 24, 2022 06:42 PM (OTzUX)

438 I think my sister is some kind of service dog trainer.
Posted by: Weasel

Did a moose once bite her ?

Posted by: JT at April 24, 2022 06:43 PM (arJlL)

439 I'm just chiming in to say that Hamburger Helper's Cheesy Enchilada is surprisingly good, especially if you add black beans and a can of sweet corn. Get some chips and some flour tortillas and put out taco fixings, and even picky kids will eat it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - nothing's built, nothing's back, nothing's better at April 24, 2022 06:43 PM (4lxb3)

440 >>It's total crap but it works. The VA here has been fighting fake service dogs for years and they have lost every case where they tired to bar an obvious fake service dog.

I felt a bit guilty even trying it but I honestly never thought they'd let us in. But we had driven about an hour just to get there and as I mentioned this Golden was the furthest thing from a service dog so we tried it mostly as a laugh. He wanted to meet everyone and beg for snacks but nobody said a word.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 24, 2022 06:44 PM (ZLI7S)

441 CBD, I'm going to deep fry you some cauliflower that has been dipped in tempura batter. You'll never go back.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:44 PM (3j0JU)

442 Thanks Ben Had, somehow blanking on whether I've seen those. Obviously ample Mexican food sources here. I usually go to Northgate, a Mexican grocery chain, instead of small mom/pop shops, as those are mostly further away.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 24, 2022 06:45 PM (OTzUX)

443 Apparently I was not supposed to eat the cherry cheesecake I found in the frig earlier.

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 06:45 PM (0IeYL)

444 If it was a slice of cheese cake it's a toss up. If it was a whole cheese cake I can see where you'd get a talking to.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - nothing's built, nothing's back, nothing's better at April 24, 2022 06:47 PM (4lxb3)

445 rhomboid, I just found them myself. They take those enchiladas up a notch.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:48 PM (3j0JU)

446 snizz >> Snozzberries

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 24, 2022 06:48 PM (C9esc)

447 Weasel, what would be your cigar pairing for cherry cheese cake?

For some Easter thing we needed to buy some cheesecake, ended up getting one at a Japanese grocery store. It was fantastic. Very light and airy. I like all kinds, but one sees the light version much less often it seems. Now I'll be checking that section of that store every time we go. Rarely indulge in dessert items, but that cheesecake reminded me of Japan, where I have patisserie items every day, it's like being in France or Italy for such stuff, especially in Kobe.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 24, 2022 06:49 PM (OTzUX)

448 394 Figured out my plan B. Pesto shrimp pasta with sautéed snap peas, peppers and onions on the side.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 24, 2022 06:23 PM (ju2Fy)

That sounds awesome!

Just finished dinner here - it was a hit! Now, kids singing the praises of swai...b/c they loved the pesto on it.

There's nothing left. But that will make for an easier clean up in a minute...after I read the thread!

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 06:49 PM (exHjb)

449 A fun place for recipes mixed with humor is the U-Toob channel called: "You Suck At Cooking".

Just a set of hands and a voice who is very fun and funny as well as creative in his cooking:

https://www.youtube.com/c/yousuckatcooking

Enjoy.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 24, 2022 06:49 PM (N8WbB)

450 Weasel, UH OH, your in it now.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:49 PM (3j0JU)

451 Apparently I was not supposed to eat the cherry cheesecake I found in the frig earlier.
Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 06:45 PM (0IeYL)

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I can see why. Cherries are of the devil!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at April 24, 2022 06:50 PM (5pTK/)

452 Clutch-
Congratulations on moving to Carmel! We have a little cabin midway between Carmel and Big Sur. Thinking about eventually retiring down there (not in the cabin--too small). Trying to work out the long-term plans...
Posted by: Average Guy at April 24, 2022 06:01 PM (PbQsA)


Thanks!
This was going to be my retirement home - I didn't think I'd get old so fast! Or that a crazy sick bastard would threaten to start WWIII. So, I'm taking advantage of this crazy real estate bubble and shell game going on right now. It simply cannot last.

It's going to be very strange at first, and a huge change of scenery. I'll be fixing the place up. What I find attractive about the area is they've seriously clung onto keeping it the same, and even the socialist hippies fight change with a zeal. I'm not sure what I'll be doing, but I need to find something. New. I think I'll venture outside my comfort zone and have some ideas just to keep me active. Above and beyond my photography, which I'm pretty excited about, and excited about the move in general. I'm down there tomorrow to let the pest guys in - and probably go visit some stone/tile places.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 06:50 PM (wAnMi)

453 I'm almost afraid to ask what that is in the top picture. Looks suspiciously like a piece of [French?] toast covered with syrup.

*runs away serpentine*

Hmmmmm.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 24, 2022 06:50 PM (N8WbB)

454 398 My GAINZZZ diet change has been to eat the outside of the grocery store only. A month later I eat pretty much nothing be vegetables and protein. Celery and hummus are my favorite snack food now.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:25 PM (9I3i5)

I love hummus - of course, I cheat and have it on Aldi's pita crackers when I can get them (and on carrots and cucumber when I can't).

PS - This is how I shop HMart...I only dive in an aisle when I run out of a sauce I like...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 06:50 PM (exHjb)

455 Jambalaya is done. The time it took to cook the shrimp also saw the rice absorb more water.

Taste wise, it is goooood. A little heat from the cayenne pepper I put in there that lingers at the back of the throat. Need some beer to clean up that. :-)

Yeah, I should have made this ages ago during the winter.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at April 24, 2022 06:51 PM (mcfjc)

456 433 I think my sister is some kind of service dog trainer.

Posted by: Weasel at April 24, 2022 06:41 PM (0IeYL)

One of my nieces is a trainer. She and her son, who is autistic, both have one. We see them fairly often at family events. The dogs are serious about their work. Inspiring.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 06:51 PM (AmoqO)

457 almost afraid to ask what that is in the top picture. Looks suspiciously like a piece of [French?] toast covered with syrup.

*

I think it's a large scallop.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - nothing's built, nothing's back, nothing's better at April 24, 2022 06:51 PM (4lxb3)

458 Lembas was a cheat -- the grain was first grown in the West, under the light of the Two Trees. It's basically Heaven's Own Grain, at least as far as elves were concerned.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at April 24, 2022 06:52 PM (naEeR)

459 -looks at miniature longhair daachshund-
'Mr., what is it, Eromero. Is that a real service dog?'
-me 'Yes'
-'What does she do?'
-me 'she whines to remind me it's time to eat.'
-" you need a service dog to remind you to eat?'
-me 'No, she reminds me it's time for her to eat.'

Posted by: Eromero at April 24, 2022 06:53 PM (0OP+5)

460 I have ice cream, vanilla with pretzels

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 06:53 PM (2JoB8)

461 I did a tour for some people who recently fled to NM, and TBH that was never on my radar. clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V

The extreme NM real estate price advantage compared to west coast is shrinking rapidly but it still exists. NM has been off the radar because it gets a lot of negative press for having poor schools, high crime, and poverty. To some degree this is true and to a greater degree is wildly overblown. Compared to west coast hellholes this place is a slice of heaven. The culture here is profoundly gracious and rich in ways that take some time to appreciate. I am 5 years into having NM my home and I would find it difficult to ever leave here now because it is a perfect blend of profound beauty, culture, and affordability. It is a thing. My only regret is I didn't make this move 15 years ago.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:53 PM (9I3i5)

462 So lembas is manna.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at April 24, 2022 06:54 PM (YynYJ)

463 I love hummus - of course, I cheat and have it on Aldi's pita crackers when I can get them (and on carrots and cucumber when I can't).

PS - This is how I shop HMart...I only dive in an aisle when I run out of a sauce I like...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 06:50 PM (exHjb)

Had some yesterday with yellow and red bell peppers The juiciness of the peppers adds a whole new dimension.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 06:54 PM (AmoqO)

464 Have been in Carmel only once since I was a kid. A couple springs ago. Boss had never been, so we stopped in on return from a Bay Area graduation.

I didn't know it was the US Open weekend, or that it was being held at Pebble Beach. Bottom of the hill, at the beach, look over to the right, and there are TV lights and some stadium-style bleacher seating around a green (don't know which hole that is). Walking back up the hill, a scalper comes up offering Open tickets.

It's Sunday, about 1:30PM. I didn't really consider it, but later was thinking: I needed to ask him how likely it was, Sunday afternoon, that we'd be able to be anywhere but a fairway spot. Sundays at the Open pretty sure the final 4 or 5 greens are mobbed and nobody moves, at least til the final pairs come through.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 24, 2022 06:54 PM (OTzUX)

465 413 Chicken thighs a must for kebab, or yakitori. And pulled chicken in the slow cooker - just did some last week. I typically wait until I see processed (boneless, skinless) thighs on sale, and buy a c**p-ton, half of which I freeze, half of which goes to kebabs or yakitori or pulled. Also, for apricot chicken, stove-top item.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 24, 2022 06:33 PM (OTzUX)

That's what I prefer, too...but if thighs are 99 cents with the skin and bones this year, I'm making do. Price is driving my purchases a little more b/c they have to...

Posted by: Nova local at April 24, 2022 06:55 PM (exHjb)

466 Lembas is up there, but Pavenders... I always wanted t catch and fry up a pavender.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 24, 2022 06:56 PM (mZOHK)

467 Javems, give some green olives a try in your hummus.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:56 PM (3j0JU)

468 Just finished 2022's Easter dinner. I am now in a meat and cocktail coma. It is good.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 24, 2022 06:56 PM (IWG3W)

469 Thanks everybody!

I have a Manhattan with my name on it that I am being quite rude to!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 24, 2022 06:58 PM (XIJ/X)

470 454 398 My GAINZZZ diet change has been to eat the outside of the grocery store only. A month later I eat pretty much nothing be vegetables and protein. Celery and hummus are my favorite snack food now.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:25 PM (9I3i5)

I love hummus - of course, I cheat and have it on Aldi's pita crackers when I can get them (and on carrots and cucumber when I can't).

PS - This is how I shop HMart...I only dive in an aisle when I run out of a sauce I like...
Posted by: Nova

The other challenge point of shopping the outside of the store grocery is the beer/wine/liquor section is on the outside of the store and right at the end of my loop around the place before I check out. Saying "Satan be gone" is known to fail on occasion, where occasion is also known as frequently.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:58 PM (9I3i5)

471 Funny, I just watched a video about how manna is really blue-green algae, made in a manna machine.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 24, 2022 06:58 PM (jTmQV)

472 CBD, Cheers!

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:59 PM (3j0JU)

473 I slashed the tip of my right index finger off the other day and it's slowly and painfully growing back in. It's very odd, it's like my entire right hand is completely useless when I approach my laptop to type, so commenting has been a bit of a chore lately.

Bandaids, liquid bandaid, whatever, it's like I have to just leave this arm hanging for ten days whilst this very small spot on my finger pad heals before I can use it.

Guess I shoulda slapped hot iron to it.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 24, 2022 07:00 PM (N8WbB)

474 But in the main I do not understand why some chefs call for dried herbs rather than their fresh equivalents.

If you're talking about recipes - there's no way you could really say use "X" amount of fresh oregano and have it be consistent. Growing conditions, age of plant, and type of oregano (Greek? Italian?) all make a huge difference. It's far safer to call out a dried herb. As far as flavor, in some cases the dried stuff can have advantages, but not often. IMO, dried oregano is more pungent than the fresh stuff, and just a pinch goes a long way compared to fresh. But marjoram IMO seems to be SO much better fresh, as does sage. Just lots of different and nuanced flavors. And Basil - dried basil is an abomination.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 07:00 PM (wAnMi)

475 GUN NOOD

Posted by: Skip at April 24, 2022 07:01 PM (2JoB8)

476 467 Javems, give some green olives a try in your hummus.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 24, 2022 06:56 PM (3j0JU)

I'll give them a try. Will need help though, being color blind.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 07:01 PM (AmoqO)

477 Posted by: Sharkman at April 24, 2022 07:00 PM (N8WbB)

I'm sorry to hear of your accident. That must make doing things very difficult. I will pray for your healing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 24, 2022 07:02 PM (fF2aM)

478 I felt a bit guilty even trying it but I honestly never thought they'd let us in. But we had driven about an hour just to get there and as I mentioned this Golden was the furthest thing from a service dog so we tried it mostly as a laugh. He wanted to meet everyone and beg for snacks but nobody said a word.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 24, 2022 06:44 PM (ZLI7S)

JackStraw, I love you and respect your perspective.

But that a total bullshit move.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 24, 2022 07:03 PM (U2p+3)

479 slashed the tip of my right index finger off the other day and it's slowly and painfully growing back in. It's very odd, it's like my entire right hand is completely useless when I approach my laptop to type, so commenting has been a bit of a chore lately

*

I hope you are around to see this.

Put vicks or a similar menthol rub on the wound. It will take the pain away. Test it out first, of course, and make sure you aren't someone who reacts poorly. But that's a great tip shown to me by an old man a long time ago.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - nothing's built, nothing's back, nothing's better at April 24, 2022 07:04 PM (4lxb3)

480 Hummus Summary:
Celery and hummus.
Green olives and hummus.
Yellow and red bell peppers and hummus.
Feta Cheese and hummus
Kalamata olives and hummus.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 07:04 PM (9I3i5)

481 Everyone try's for FIRST. I am the LAST King.

Posted by: Javems at April 24, 2022 07:04 PM (AmoqO)

482 Bought some kimchi from the grocer. Stinking up my whole house they use such cheap jars. Good thing I live alone, love this stuff.

Posted by: dartist at April 24, 2022 07:05 PM (+ya+t)

483 I am 5 years into having NM my home and I would find it difficult to ever leave here now because it is a perfect blend of profound beauty, culture, and affordability. It is a thing. My only regret is I didn't make this move 15 years ago.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now fortified with Green Chilis at April 24, 2022 06:53 PM (9I3i5)


Good to hear, I'll definitely have that on my list of places to visit. After 2 years, I can flee. As long as CA real estate doesn't go entirely into the dumper!

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at April 24, 2022 07:07 PM (wAnMi)

484 Lembas is just good ol' British Navy hardtack.

You can live off it for months, plug a small hole in the hull, or sharpen it into a shiv to cut your way out of whatever piracy you've happened to get caught up in.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 24, 2022 07:08 PM (lA5kl)

485 Thanks Fen and Moron Robbie.

It's a small thing, but it really is in such a key spot. A few more days and I'll be back to typing 37 words a minute!

Posted by: Sharkman at April 24, 2022 07:10 PM (lA5kl)

486 Thanks everyone for the kind words. The brisket was done to a turn, took about 12 hours on the smoker. Now my Bride and I will be having brisket-themed meals for a while, as it was 9 1/2 lb lol. The collards were yum too

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at April 24, 2022 07:32 PM (FXT2u)

487 Beff? Loobster?

Posted by: bob in houston at April 24, 2022 07:35 PM (IC7R4)

488 favorite imaginary food?
"Soylant Green"

Posted by: birddog at April 24, 2022 07:47 PM (uAI4S)

489 That gratin might have had too much cheese.
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No.

Posted by: Wallace & Gromit at April 24, 2022 07:56 PM (dx9uU)

490 It's total crap but it works. The VA here has been fighting fake service dogs for years and they have lost every case where they tired to bar an obvious fake service dog.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 24, 2022 06:40 PM (bVYXr)

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Faking a disability really diminishes a person's character imho. It's low. And an offense to people with disabilities like my son.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 24, 2022 08:03 PM (KYQaT)

491 Schnitzelgruben from Blazing Saddles.

Posted by: Ray at April 24, 2022 10:13 PM (sw3xv)

492 How does Chez Dildo make pickle bread - With a Dildo.

Posted by: Ray at April 24, 2022 10:17 PM (sw3xv)

493 There was a GMO "Slig" in Dune books that was a cross between a a slug and pig. Word had it was as rich as snail but the size of a hog.

Posted by: polimath at April 24, 2022 10:36 PM (LjX+p)

494 Dried herbs are much easier to use.

Posted by: Emily Nelson at April 24, 2022 11:22 PM (o6RxL)

495 No one mentioned razzleberry dressing? But it looked so yummy....

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol if you want to look it up.

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The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat