Food Thread: It's A UFO! Quick...Eat It!

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I remember those from my youth, lo so many years ago (I'm 29!). As a summer dessert they were hard to beat, although the airy ice cream that Carvel used was not the greatest.

Fast forward a bunch of years, and my small regional supermarket makes them fresh, and their ice cream is pretty damned good! The huge issue is which flavor to choose: vanilla or chocolate!

I think that the chocolate is a bit discordant because the cookie is also chocolate, but the ice cream itself is excellent, so it really is an intractable problem, solved only by eating one of each.

Solomon would be proud!

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From longtime commenter and cocktail aficionado "Naturalfake" comes a gentle correction of my total screwup from last week. I touted the "Corpse Reviver #2" as a wonderful cocktail...and it is! But I had lost my version of it in a PC crash several months ago and just grabbed one off the internet because I was lazy and stupid. I made the obviously idiotic assumption that the recipes would be the same, and didn't bother to check it against my printed copy in my personal cook book.

Dumb.

Here's a good recipe.

Corpse Reviver #2

3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz Kina Lillet (substitute with Cocchi Americano or Tempus Fugit Kina L'Aero d'Or)
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz triple sec/Cointreau

Shake with ice. Pour into glass rinsed with absinthe or just add a dash or two of absinthe to the mix (the lazy man's way).
Garnish with lemon twist.

Like most of these classic cocktails. It's super easy, barely an inconvenience.

Cheers!


In addition to exposing my stupidity, it also highlights one of the problems with the explosion of cooking websites. Everyone wants to churn out lots of new recipes, but there is a reason why old recipes are still around...many cooks have perfected them over many years. So a new riff on an old standard may be the best thing in the whole world, but it usually is a silly change that does nothing to improve the original, and usually makes it weird.

That's why classic cookbooks are in demand.

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[Hat Tip: Misanthropic Humanitarian]

That's the sort of place that rarely disappoints. At least before it went out of business! Simple food, the coffee is hot, expectations are low, and sometimes that slice of pie or the grilled cheese is great! And the best part is that there are no gluten-free options, and if you order an egg-white omelet with turkey bacon you will be asked to leave.

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Does anyone think about coleslaw? It's usually an afterthought that comes in those ridiculous tiny paper cups that soak through halfway through the meal because it is drenched in dressing. And because it was made a week ago the cabbage no longer crunches, so it is an insipid and mostly ignored part of a meal.

But at home? You can make great coleslaw in about 10 minutes that beats anything from your local diner or casual restaurant. There are tons of recipes for the dressing, so choose one that pleases your palate. I use one from "The Thrill Of The Grill," which is a solid cookbook and a good source for basic stuff. Their recipe uses too much sugar and celery seed and no hot sauce (damned commies!), but that is easily fixed.

But the vegetables are a big deal too! I use half green and half red cabbage, add a whole lot of grated carrots, some thin-sliced red onion, and if I have a jalapeno or other spicy chile I'll mince that for some extra pop. Green onion too if I have it.

I use a big butcher knife (12" curved blade) to quarter and slice the cabbage nice and thin. I think the longish slices add to the texture.

Mix it all up, add the dressing (not too much! You can always add more) and let it sit for a couple of hours to soften the cabbage a bit. And use your hands to mix it. I put on a pair of gloves and just go to town...it is by far the easiest and best way, and sort of fun too.

One last thing; taste it just before you serve. It will change, and might need a splash of hot sauce or some fresh cracked pepper or a pinch of salt, or even some more celery seed (shudder).

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Why yes! I do want one of those! That's an 8.5" "Fait Tout," which is simply a do-everything pot. It's a great design that has fallen out of favor for reasons that I cannot fathom. Although the solid silver version that you see above is a bit pricey. $6,800 for a pot seems extravagant, but in the interests of cooking scholarship I would be happy to be given one so I can try it out.

Solid Silver Cookware makes perfect sense, because silver is a marvelous conductor of heat, and it is almost completely non-reactive. But that's for metals...the best conductor of any compound is diamond, although I am unsure how one would make a sauté pan out of grandma's engagement ring.

[Hat Tip: the guy who doesn't want attribution]

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The secret Jewish history of Montreal bagels and where to eat them

Yup...they are good. I have only had them once so I can't speak authoritatively about them, but I think I prefer NY bagels. I also had Montreal Smoked Meat, which is their version of pastrami, and it was excellent...really impressive, although not as fatty as the best of the New York style pastrami, and therefore not as good. Because as we all know: Fat Is Flavor!

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Just send me oysters. Lots of oysters, and I will provide special dispensation for those without taste who insist upon maple syrup with their French Toast. And 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 the rest of you are off the hook with maple syrup and French Toast: I'm still watching you! And I am watching you perverts who shake Manhattans and keeping a list for the Burning Times.

Posted by: CBD at 04:00 PM




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1 That's not food

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 04:00 PM (k8B25)

2 No Pic of the Choco Taco?

Sad.

Posted by: Boswell at July 31, 2022 04:02 PM (+Cgut)

3 Harvested some anaheims from my garden yesterday. Making chicken enchiladas and chile rejeno tonight.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 04:03 PM (u73oe)

4 Also, nothing was more horrifying than hearing Frank Carvel pronounce CookiePuss or FudgytheWhale...trust me.

Posted by: Boswell at July 31, 2022 04:04 PM (+Cgut)

5 Dutifully called

Steak on grill soon and red wine, and bag of whole pecans wife wanted was more than cost of steak ( ribeye)

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 04:04 PM (k8B25)

6 Skip I agree. Its bagels.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 31, 2022 04:05 PM (Jzz++)

7 Cole slaw... mmmmm! I know what I'm having as a side tonight.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:05 PM (/+bwe)

8 White peach milkshakes made with homemade vanilla ice cream have been on the menu.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:05 PM (5kRSY)

9 Greetings:

Back in the Bronx of my youth ('50s and '60s), there was an unusual ice cream treat known as a Melo-roll. It was a paper-wrapped cylinder of ice cream that fit into an equally unusual cone with a cylinder fitting space across the top of the cone.

Posted by: 11B40 at July 31, 2022 04:05 PM (uuklp)

10 I have had a number of Anaheim peppers none even beginning to ripen. But have had a few sweet/hot and ripe they can be sweet/hot or yesterday's just hot in my salad.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 04:06 PM (k8B25)

11 After much research. (I'm smart, not dumb] I'm seriously thinking of going keto, which means i might be enjoying my last beer.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 31, 2022 04:06 PM (VdGjU)

12 Burgers and sausages over the fire for the neighborhood cookout. Corn on the cob, potato and green been salad. It will be good.

And over early I hope.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 31, 2022 04:06 PM (Jzz++)

13 Our family did the Carvel birthday cakes. Hated them.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 31, 2022 04:08 PM (m7R0k)

14 Hey Ben Had,

Are those fresh local peaches?

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 31, 2022 04:08 PM (Jzz++)

15 Ah, food! I alread had some of that stuff twice today and I'm hungry again dadgummit.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 04:08 PM (0OP+5)

16 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 31, 2022 04:09 PM (T4tVD)

17 Good afternoon, horde. You may have all of my oysters.

My cooking today: I canned six pints of green beans, four pints of sweet corn, and 12 quarter pints of salsa. It's a start.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 04:09 PM (OX9vb)

18 I used to love those little diners for the blue plate special or an old fashioned cheeseburger, fries and a chocolate shake. I imagine you have to get out to little towns in the country to find one these days.

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 04:09 PM (+ya+t)

19 I did taco meet in the Traeger as part of my commitment doing whatever willy nilly without rhyme or reason. It was really good.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 31, 2022 04:10 PM (VdGjU)

20 The best soft ice cream was from the Mr. Softee truck. Fight me.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 31, 2022 04:10 PM (m7R0k)

21 8 White peach milkshakes made with homemade vanilla ice cream have been on the menu.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:05 PM (5kRSY)
Hate-shakes the way, and Chic-fil-A, is closed today.
Dang, that rhymed.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 04:10 PM (0OP+5)

22 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 31, 2022 04:09 PM (T4tVD)

Well?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 04:10 PM (XIJ/X)

23 Pete Bog, I'd tell ya to burn the burgers and add some vinegar to the salad but I know you couldn't do it.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:11 PM (5kRSY)

24 the best conductor of any compound is diamond, although I am unsure how one would make a sauté pan out of grandma's engagement ring.

Close, oh so close.
Diamond WAS the record holder for thermal conductivity, especially isotopically pure diamond (e.g. with 13C only) but graphene is the new champ, at least within the graphite plane.

As to how to make it, there are ways of making diamond now that result in thin films. Specifically, this is done by a process called chemical vapor deposition. One would assemble pieces of these thin films into something approximating the shape of a pan, then grow the pieces together by overgrowing a thin film atop them by homoepitaxy. The pan would be fragile, but could be thickened by prolonged growth.

It occurs to me, though, that your question was rhetorical. Never mind.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 31, 2022 04:11 PM (/NCI4)

25 The Choc Taco:

https://tinyurl.com/366st8kr

Something to behold...

Posted by: Boswell at July 31, 2022 04:11 PM (+Cgut)

26 So, one of my farm box serrano peppers and a full head of carrot tops when into my "it's not a pesto" pasta salad dressing today, and it's so good (declared the spouse on his taste before it went in the fridge). The carrot tops were more bitter than normal probably b/c the carrots probably grew longer, so to my food processor, I added a tsp of honey and a TB of nutritional yeast (good funk and sweet to cover bitter) with my normal glop of garlic, 2 green onions, 1 lemon (juice and zest), a huge handful of basil (to make it 2 parts carrot top, 1 part basil), salt, and glugs of olive oil til it blended. I used a pint's worth of my garden's cherry tomatoes and a whole lb of pasta and voila - a great and original pasta salad.

That's one food that folks always just leave as "suck" just like colelsaw. It can be so good if you let it!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:11 PM (exHjb)

27 I stopped by the grocery today to get corn and buns for the cookout.

As I wandered around the produce section I thought it odd that in late July, damn near August there were no watermelons in the store. Small green melons but normally this time of year wouldn't you expect to see 12 to 15 pound beauties all over the grocery?

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 31, 2022 04:12 PM (Jzz++)

28 Pete Bog, yes they are. I'm getting ready to buy a big bunch before they go out of season and make peachello.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:13 PM (5kRSY)

29 It occurs to me, though, that your question was rhetorical. Never mind.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 31, 2022 04:11 PM (/NCI4)

I wonder whether it makes sense to deposit a very thing layer of diamond on an aluminum pan for the conductivity just on the surface.

Probably not.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 04:14 PM (XIJ/X)

30 Apple cider vinegar, mayo, horseradish and cayenne pepper. Add to shredded green and red cabbage, a little red onion. NO FUCKING CARROTS.

Let rest for a day.

You're welcome.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:14 PM (U2p+3)

31 8 White peach milkshakes made with homemade vanilla ice cream have been on the menu.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:05 PM (5kRSY)

That's a good idea for my kids! I've been getting white peaches weekly in my farm box, and occasionally they start to get to the "don't eat them whole for lunch" stage, and my kids would love this (although since I'm not eating it, I think they'd get Aldi's vanilla ice cream b/c well, if I'm not eating it, my desire for enormous extra work goes down!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:14 PM (exHjb)

32 Lots of watermelons at my grocery store, Pete.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 04:14 PM (OX9vb)

33 Made Asian slaw the other night to accompany tempura shrimp. I use the Cuisinart slicer disc for the cabbage and shredder disc for the carrots.

A small cabbage yielded about 10 cups sliced. Recipe called for 5 cups, so I doubled all the other ingredients.

Good thing Hub likes slaw because we had it with everything for 3 or 4 days! Maybe this should have been posted to FWP.

Posted by: jix at July 31, 2022 04:15 PM (DU7iZ)

34 Today is National Avocado Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 31, 2022 04:16 PM (NpAcC)

35 I'm not much of a cook but I have a whatever, why not, what's the worst that can happen approach. Sometimes it works out okay

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 31, 2022 04:16 PM (VdGjU)

36 Pete Bog, I'd tell ya to burn the burgers and add some vinegar to the salad but I know you couldn't do it.
Posted by: Ben Had

HA! Potato and Green Bean salad has a mustard vinaigrette made right here in our little corner of the swamp.

Oh I could burn the burgers but I will not have had enough to drink prior to cooking time.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 31, 2022 04:16 PM (Jzz++)

37 Watermelons here too, but sadly, no cantaloupe.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 31, 2022 04:16 PM (BFigT)

38 The series Food that Built America had an episode on Carvel along with the other big ice cream guys.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at July 31, 2022 04:17 PM (HlgoT)

39 Found it:

https://tinyurl.com/2mr7s7jr

Only 1800 KARS for Kids is creepier than Frank selling his Carvel's CookiePuss to your "fweeinds!"

Posted by: Boswell at July 31, 2022 04:17 PM (+Cgut)

40 Have made chile twice mostly with ripe little chile peppers, there hot enough.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 04:18 PM (k8B25)

41 Bought a pkg. of celery hearts yesterday that was so tough and bitter that I threw out all but a couple stalks. Sliced as thin as I could cut them they were still stringy in the soup. Crap that should not be sold.

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 04:18 PM (+ya+t)

42 NO FUCKING CARROTS.

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Says the person who puts fish sauce in her chili.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 04:18 PM (u73oe)

43 37 Watermelons here too, but sadly, no cantaloupe.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 31, 2022 04:16 PM (BFigT)

Aldi's had a sale here, so I have cut canteloupe in my fridge. It's one fruit I've grown to really love as an adult, and I have 3 folks who have now also decided they like it, so I can buy a whole one and not have it go bad.

For me, I always go sweet or savory with it - I drizzle raw honey or balsamic glaze (not the vinegar, but the cooked down version) on it, depending what my mood is. I rarely eat it plain. No proscuitto with the balsamic glaze b/c proscuitto tends to always be dairy prepped...

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:19 PM (exHjb)

44 Says the person who puts fish sauce in her chili.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

And dark cocoa. Don't knock it till you tried it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:19 PM (U2p+3)

45 Carvel ice cream, that takes me back. There aren't many around any more, maybe one or two I've seen, they used to be everywhere. Particularly nice to stop in after a day at the beach at Smith Point, parched and sunburnt, ready for something ice cold and creamy. I think some items get sold in grocery stores now, I assume the flying saucers would be good for that.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2022 04:20 PM (aWgmB)

46 And dark cocoa. Don't knock it till you tried it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:19 PM (U2p+3)

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I do! Tequila too.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 04:20 PM (u73oe)

47
NO FUCKING CARROTS.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:14 PM


This is the Way.

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2022 04:21 PM (ENBF0)

48 And don't think that the rest of you are off the hook with maple syrup and French Toast: I'm still watching you!

Well, heck, if I'm going to have an audience I might as well partake of this forbidden food.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at July 31, 2022 04:21 PM (Bd6X8)

49 My brother roasted and peeled three boxes of green chiles from Hatch the other day and put them in my freezer because he does not have one. I'm set for chiles, although I may roast a few pounds myself because the smell is just so enticing.

Posted by: huerfano at July 31, 2022 04:21 PM (dTFZY)

50 Wart Ghost, he meant to say.

The best cole slaw recipe is from my old standby, the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. Cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, onion (a bit), mixed with mayo, vinegar, a bit of sugar, celery seed, salt and pepper. Basic and delicious. I actually prefer it with a vinaigrette dressing, but both are good.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 04:21 PM (aeePL)

51
I do! Tequila too.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

Now you're taunting me. Don't taunt me.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:22 PM (U2p+3)

52 Flying Saucers! Yum!
But is it food?

Posted by: m at July 31, 2022 04:23 PM (QPyqx)

53 I love."everything" bagels.

Never had to take a drug test, but have been told that eating a poppyseed bagel before a drug test can give you a positive result.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 31, 2022 04:23 PM (NpAcC)

54 "Tom Carvel here."

Posted by: Fox 2! at July 31, 2022 04:23 PM (qyH+l)

55 NO FUCKING CARROTS.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:14 PM (U2p+3)

I only use virginal carrots in my coleslaw.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 04:24 PM (XIJ/X)

56 Cantaloupe and watermelons stacked to the ceiling in stores around here. I have found a melon called dewlicious. A cross of honeydew and cantaloupe. It is a better melon than either of the others.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:24 PM (5kRSY)

57 I finally got a chance to try a dry aged steak, one of those things I've read about but never tasted. It was denser, more meaty (if that makes sense). It was good but not so much better than a regular steak that it is worth the extra cost. We got some on a manager's special at half off.

I did fry it in cast iron, naturally, in a mix of mostly butter and some olive oil. After turning it the first time, I put in some crushed garlic and rosemary sprigs. When they flavored the fat, I ladled it on top of the meat. Good move and one I will keep in mind for other recipes. About two minutes on all sides left the interior rare with a crusty surface, just as I like it.

Posted by: JTB at July 31, 2022 04:24 PM (7EjX1)

58 I sometimes get Publix shredded coleslaw (they have a sweet version that I assume is the vinegar type which I haven't tried.) It's actually pretty good, although doesn't come up to homemade.

Posted by: skywch at July 31, 2022 04:25 PM (uqhmb)

59 Red slaw (or Carolina slaw) is the side to go with.
Vinegar-based. Lasts longer and doesn't get that 'drenched in mayo' tendency.

Or another regional variation: Pepper Hash, if people even make that stuff anymore.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 31, 2022 04:25 PM (vuisn)

60 5 Dutifully called

Steak on grill soon and red wine, and bag of whole pecans wife wanted was more than cost of steak ( ribeye)
Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 04:04 PM (k8B25)

Ribeye must have been on sale b/c I can't imagine a bag of pecans costing the $13-18/lb ribeye currently does...

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:25 PM (exHjb)

61 Cocoa is one of those things you don't really taste, but you'd miss it if it wasn't there.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 04:25 PM (u73oe)

62 I wonder whether it makes sense to deposit a very thing layer of diamond on an aluminum pan for the conductivity just on the surface.

Probably not.


When chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of diamond was first developed, that particular use was one of the first thoughts. The problem is that the process is very slow, so it's not economical for anything other than very high value-adds like a heat spreader on computer chips. A related process can be used to make diamond-like carbon (DLC) which is not as good as diamond thermally but much easier to grow. In the end, though, it too simply wasn't economical for pans.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 31, 2022 04:25 PM (/NCI4)

63 And dark cocoa. Don't knock it till you tried it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:19 PM (U2p+3)

I almost always put chocolate in my chili!

You're learning...good for you!

Soon you will be sous viding with the best of us!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 04:26 PM (XIJ/X)

64 Cantaloupe and watermelons stacked to the ceiling in stores around here. I have found a melon called dewlicious. A cross of honeydew and cantaloupe. It is a better melon than either of the others.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:24 PM (5kRSY)
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That sounds really good. A good honeydew melon is a thing of beauty.

Our Costco sells a type of cantaloupe called Tuscan melon, and it's sweeter and therefore more delicious than the regular kind.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 04:26 PM (aeePL)

65 Never had to take a drug test, but have been told that eating a poppyseed bagel before a drug test can give you a positive result.
Posted by: redridinghood at July 31, 2022 04:23 PM (NpAcC)

Had that happen to me. Fortunately, it was in New York. The doctor asked if I'd had a poppy seed bagel in past few days. Must have been a low trace amount, because he seemed happy with my answer.

Posted by: Fox 2! at July 31, 2022 04:26 PM (qyH+l)

66 Huerfano, I can't wait for Hatch season here. Grocer tells me mid August.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:27 PM (5kRSY)

67 So, for dinner, I'm letting it be kids' night again (thus the pasta salad above). Because they don't care about how flavors go together, we're having Thai Peanut Glazed baked chicken tenders and strawberries and blueberries with the pasta salad.

I like to call this dinner a "buffet" b/c it doesn't really fit together, but then neither do buffets, but everything tends to taste really good anyway!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:28 PM (exHjb)

68 Bluebell, I think I'll try vinaigrette on my coleslaw. I don't like coleslaw very often, as I usually find it too sweet. I'm not one to sugar my veggies.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 04:29 PM (OX9vb)

69 Regarding store absent watermelons. It is Wyoming. The wagon train probably just hasn't arrived.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 31, 2022 04:29 PM (Jzz++)

70 I've got a question that one of you Morons will be able to answer: What's a good substitute for clam chowder?

Friday night, there was no clam chowder at a favorite restaurant. The price for a case of clams went from less than $100 to more than $200.

That means that clam chowder will be off my personal menu, too.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:29 PM (/+bwe)

71 Soon you will be sous viding with the best of us!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Putting meat in a plastic bag and then in a jacuzzi for a day sounds like an STD.

just. No. Learn to cook.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:30 PM (U2p+3)

72 I like all kinds of slaw. I even like the KFC version.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 04:30 PM (u73oe)

73 And for dessert - Duncan Hines fudgy brownies (prepared per the box) with 2 Aldi's dark chocolate sea salt single serve bars chopped and sprinkled on top before baking. One kid couldn't wait for dessert and cut into the center of the brownies b/c that was where he saw the most candy. Sigh. They were declared awesome and then more kids stole some, so there's about 60% of the family size pan left. At least they'll be gone by the time I do dishes tonight!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:30 PM (exHjb)

74 We are finishing off the pork loin I smoked last week. Mrs928 froze some and it is still very good today.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 31, 2022 04:30 PM (yQpMk)

75 That means that clam chowder will be off my personal menu, too.

Posted by: NaughtyPine

A good clam chowder can be made with canned clams.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:31 PM (U2p+3)

76 Carvel ice cream, that takes me back. There aren't many around any more, maybe one or two I've seen, they used to be everywhere. Particularly nice to stop in after a day at the beach at Smith Point, parched and sunburnt, ready for something ice cold and creamy. I think some items get sold in grocery stores now, I assume the flying saucers would be good for that.
Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2022 04:20 PM (aWgmB)

I make a habit of stopping at a Carvel, and getting a Black & White cookie at a local bakery whenever i'm in the Eight Boroughs (NYC, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk). Haven't been there since before Covid.

Posted by: Fox 2! at July 31, 2022 04:31 PM (qyH+l)

77 67 So, for dinner, I'm letting it be kids' night again (thus the pasta salad above). Because they don't care about how flavors go together, we're having Thai Peanut Glazed baked chicken tenders and strawberries and blueberries with the pasta salad.

I like to call this dinner a "buffet" b/c it doesn't really fit together, but then neither do buffets, but everything tends to taste really good anyway!
Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:28 PM (exHjb)

Sounds sort of like a potluck.

Posted by: m at July 31, 2022 04:31 PM (QPyqx)

78 just. No. Learn to cook.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:30 PM (U2p+3

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Nurse off the top rope!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 04:31 PM (u73oe)

79 >>> 71 Soon you will be sous viding with the best of us!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Putting meat in a plastic bag and then in a jacuzzi for a day sounds like an STD.

just. No. Learn to cook.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:30 PM (U2p+3)

#learntocodeok

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 31, 2022 04:32 PM (llON8)

80 I like to call this dinner a "buffet" b/c it doesn't really fit together, but then neither do buffets, but everything tends to taste really good anyway!
Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:28 PM (exHjb)

Sounds sort of like a potluck.
Posted by: m at July 31, 2022 04:31 PM (QPyqx)

Yeah, see then, a potluck means I would have had help!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:32 PM (exHjb)

81 The local Albertsons has been roasting Hatch chilies for almost two weeks now, although they're just really picking up the pace this week.

Veering a bit off topic, that photo of the old diner looks like the location where the NCIS show did the final shootout and death scene of NCIS Director Jenny Shepard (Lauren Holly).

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 31, 2022 04:33 PM (ZSK0i)

82 Out of the Smoke & Spice bible, Miss Whites Delights.
2 cups cabbage
2 tbsp onion
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp mayo
2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
pepper to taste

mix it up, my favorite.

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 04:33 PM (+ya+t)

83 Bluebell, I think I'll try vinaigrette on my coleslaw. I don't like coleslaw very often, as I usually find it too sweet. I'm not one to sugar my veggies.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 04:29 PM (OX9vb)
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Yes, the vinaigrette is really delicious on it! I find ALL store-bought or restaurant cole slaws too sweet. The recipe I use for the creamy dressing calls for, I think, a couple teaspoons of sugar (to about 5 cups of veggies). I just use a teaspoon and frankly if it weren't for my husband I wouldn't even bother putting it in. But it gives just a touch of sweetness.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 04:33 PM (aeePL)

84 I have been having lettuce roll ups for dinner off and on, they are a Korean thing. Leaf lettuce with cold cooked rice, chili paste, various pickles and whatever else you think you want rolled into it.
Very quick and cool for a hot day.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 04:34 PM (xhaym)

85 That does it. Sous Vide is back on the MoMe Menu. No monkey pox please.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 31, 2022 04:34 PM (Jzz++)

86 A good clam chowder can be made with canned clams.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:31 PM (U2p+3)
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Yes. The Bumble Bee recipe is very good.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 04:34 PM (aeePL)

87 Never had to take a drug test, but have been told that eating a poppyseed bagel before a drug test can give you a positive result.
Posted by: redridinghood

Remember this from when I was a corpsman...
An entire of bus of recruits failed their drug test. One (yes ONE) guy said this doesn't make sense and did some checking. The bus stopped at a food place that was famous for their poppy seed buns.


Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 04:34 PM (StBu4)

88 75 That means that clam chowder will be off my personal menu, too.

Posted by: NaughtyPine

A good clam chowder can be made with canned clams.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:31 PM (U2p+3)

You can also look for frozen clams - they should be around at Asian grocers (like Hmart) and let you control the amount used b/c they are individually flash frozen.

And if all else fails, make a bacon veg chowder, but add 1 bottle of clam juice (drop either milk or broth to keep the liquid the same), so you still get lots of clam flavor...and if you already use clam juice bottles, double it and drop other liquids...

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:35 PM (exHjb)

89 A potluck means you'd have dishes from neighbors who let their cats walk on the counters and whose sense of cleanliness, hygiene, and food safety is deficient, to put it mildly. My potluck days are long over. Potluck. More like potsuck.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 31, 2022 04:35 PM (KFhLj)

90 Shaved ham, smoked Havarti and thin sliced pear with cranberry/walnut chutney Panini sammiches today.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:36 PM (5kRSY)

91 Got brats to grill this week, hope weather cooperates

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 04:36 PM (k8B25)

92 My cooking today: I canned six pints of green beans, four pints of sweet corn, and 12 quarter pints of salsa. It's a start.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 04:09 PM (OX9vb)


I canned 20 lbs of cherries yesterday, the pole beans are just flowering and my tomatoes and peppers are still green.

What is your recipe for salsa?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 04:37 PM (xhaym)

93 84 I have been having lettuce roll ups for dinner off and on, they are a Korean thing. Leaf lettuce with cold cooked rice, chili paste, various pickles and whatever else you think you want rolled into it.
Very quick and cool for a hot day.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 04:34 PM (xhaym)

I'm stealing this idea for lunch b/c I have all the stuff and this sounds great!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:37 PM (exHjb)

94 Pete Bog, let's not get hasty here.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:37 PM (5kRSY)

95 You can also look for frozen clams - they should be around at Asian grocers (like Hmart) and let you control the amount used b/c they are individually flash frozen.

I've seen them at H-Mart but haven't tried them. How do flavor and texture compare to canned?

Posted by: Archimedes at July 31, 2022 04:37 PM (/NCI4)

96 >>> 92 My cooking today: I canned six pints of green beans, four pints of sweet corn, and 12 quarter pints of salsa. It's a start.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 04:09 PM (OX9vb)

I canned 20 lbs of cherries yesterday, the pole beans are just flowering and my tomatoes and peppers are still green.

What is your recipe for salsa?
Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 04:37 PM (xhaym)

How many jars does it take to contain 20 pounds of cherries??

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 31, 2022 04:38 PM (llON8)

97 70 ... "I've got a question that one of you Morons will be able to answer: What's a good substitute for clam chowder?"

Just a guess that small pieces of squid might be used. Of course, you have to be careful not to overcook it or it turns into a rubber band, a tough one. Another possibility would be to use a firm white fish, perhaps pieces of cod.

Or just say to hell with the seafood and make a corn chowder with crispy bacon bits on top.

Posted by: JTB at July 31, 2022 04:38 PM (7EjX1)

98 I have been having lettuce roll ups for dinner off and on, they are a Korean thing. Leaf lettuce with cold cooked rice, chili paste, various pickles and whatever else you think you want rolled into it.
Very quick and cool for a hot day.
Posted by: Kindltot

This meets Weasel's 1 minute meal prep requirement too!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 04:39 PM (StBu4)

99 If you, like me, like to print off recipes from the internet, don't assume that they will always be there. I've occasionally found when I've gone back to find a certain recipe to send a link to a friend or print another copy for myself, sometimes the recipes or the websites themselves have vanished.

So my recommendation is that if you find one you like, print it, try it, make notes on it, then put it in a page protector and a binder, and don't assume you can always find it again!

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 04:39 PM (aeePL)

100 Second the Bumble Bee canned clams.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:39 PM (5kRSY)

101 95 You can also look for frozen clams - they should be around at Asian grocers (like Hmart) and let you control the amount used b/c they are individually flash frozen.

I've seen them at H-Mart but haven't tried them. How do flavor and texture compare to canned?
Posted by: Archimedes at July 31, 2022 04:37 PM (/NCI4)

I like them better, but I haven't used them in chowder, but in fish pasta dishes (so I cook them for very little time). There are tons of different types - the bigger ones will tend to be chewier...

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:39 PM (exHjb)

102 81 The local Albertsons has been roasting Hatch chilies for almost two weeks now, although they're just really picking up the pace this week.

Veering a bit off topic, that photo of the old diner looks like the location where the NCIS show did the final shootout and death scene of NCIS Director Jenny Shepard (Lauren Holly).
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 31, 2022 04:33 PM (ZSK0i)
I think you're right about the NCIS diner scene, ABA. Although it's probably one of the few NCIS I saw in it's later years.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 04:41 PM (0OP+5)

103 Hey, I've got a food comment. Seeds may spoil in Summer heat. That's the short form.

We dropped peanuts from our diet, mostly, long ago. We tried things like "almond butter," but dang it's expensive. Eventually, we started making our own sunflower seed butter. Dump a bag of roasted unsalted seeds and some oil into the Cuisinart and puree. Simple. Except for cleaning the Cuisinart - the designer of which should spend eternity in cleaning-the-blender hell.

Oh, uh, anyway, after Milady Jo had mixed up two batches of sunflowerseedbutter, I tried some. Slightly rancid? Did weeks and weeks of really hot weather spoil the seeds right in the bag? Or maybe my taste buds were off?

She made another batch with fresher seeds and I tried that. Oohhh, yeah, good stuff - how could I have ever thought the rancid stuff might be okay!?!!

My 1st breakfast is usually yogurt, sunbutter, honey, with some blueberries and sometimes banana. And cinnamon. Regular habits are a good thing - it's a breakfast I can prepare half-asleep before the coffee fully kicks in.

Excuse me... I need to go get a toothpick.

Posted by: mindful webworker - burger in the bicuspids at July 31, 2022 04:41 PM (50XzL)

104 A good clam chowder can be made with canned clams.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:31 PM

That's what I use. But cans push the boundaries of my budget now. And my attempts at French onion are awful.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:41 PM (/+bwe)

105 Pete Bog, let's not get hasty here.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:37 PM (5kRSY)


If he's doing a sous vide, he certainly isn't. >8^>

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 31, 2022 04:42 PM (ZSK0i)

106 89 A potluck means you'd have dishes from neighbors who let their cats walk on the counters and whose sense of cleanliness, hygiene, and food safety is deficient, to put it mildly. My potluck days are long over. Potluck. More like potsuck.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

This is how immune systems develop. Eat everything. Play in the dirt. Kiss your kids.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:42 PM (81wK+)

107 I just realized that I've been using the trademarked term "flying saucer" my entire life without paying a license fee to Carvel even once.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 31, 2022 04:42 PM (XG2Fi)

108 Never had to take a drug test, but have been told that eating a poppyseed bagel before a drug test can give you a positive result.
Posted by: redridinghood

Remember this from when I was a corpsman...
An entire of bus of recruits failed their drug test. One (yes ONE) guy said this doesn't make sense and did some checking. The bus stopped at a food place that was famous for their poppy seed buns.


Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 04:34 PM


When I was stationed at RTC Great Lakes we did the pee tests for all incoming recruits the minute they stepped off the buses. We got some random intakes that had a whole bunch of positive test results for heroin. So the Captain at the drug lab over on the NTC side tried an experiment and ate a poppy seed bagel. He tested positive later that day and then he upped the lower hit limit on the test for opium/heroin. We literally kicked out recruits that should not have been discharged.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 31, 2022 04:42 PM (bVYXr)

109 Additional Blond. Was just going to post the same comment. It is where Jenny ended her NCIS role.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at July 31, 2022 04:42 PM (2NHgQ)

110 I will say, the conveniece of deshelled and cleaned frozen clams (and mussels - this is my fam favorite) can't be beat.

I had Hmart's frozen eel yesterday in my eel roll bowls, and that was fantastic...they had a sale for 12 oz for $9 (which is about 1/2 off and makes 4 bowls) last week and I really wish they had that sale all the time!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:43 PM (exHjb)

111 Get the LaMonica clams, not that crap from China. You won't be disappointed.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2022 04:43 PM (NIYQF)

112 Fooooood!

Last night I made pan seared scallops over fried green tomatoes with a crawfish sauce. Bam!

My date appreciated it a lot. Bam!

Follow me for more dating tips. Bam!

Posted by: Squid at July 31, 2022 04:43 PM (8taLo)

113
When chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of diamond was first developed, that particular use was one of the first thoughts. The problem is that the process is very slow, so it's not economical for anything other than very high value-adds like a heat spreader on computer chips.


One other point: there is a difference between a thermal spreader and a heat sink. A thermal spreader moves the heat around, but it ultimately has to have somewhere to go, e.g. a radiator. A heat sink has to be large in terms of heat capacity in comparison to the source output so that it can sequester the heat. This wouldn't work for a thin layer of diamond on a pan unless it can move the heat elsewhere, say to other pan layers or the sidewalls. That's why I have real doubts about the efficacy of pans with a few microns of copper on them. It looks pretty, but it doesn't really work in terms of heat dissipation unless the copper layer is thick enough to move the heat to relatively cool metal.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 31, 2022 04:44 PM (/NCI4)

114 AZ deplorable, I don't think Weasel is big on the lettuce deal.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:45 PM (5kRSY)

115 Pete Bog, let's not get hasty here.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:37 PM (5kRSY)

I'll order a few whole salmon from Seattle and I can Sous Vide them!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 04:45 PM (XIJ/X)

116 He tested positive later that day and then he upped the lower hit limit on the test for opium/heroin. We literally kicked out recruits that should not have been discharged.
Posted by: Mister Scott

Glad he figured it out.
I wonder if draftees in the '60s figured this out...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 04:45 PM (StBu4)

117 AZ deplorable, I don't think Weasel is big on the lettuce deal.
Posted by: Ben Had

Tell him it's organic tree leaves.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 04:46 PM (StBu4)

118 $6,800 for a pot seems extravagant
😬
That elicited a rare UOL (urk! out loud).

Posted by: mindful webworker - tin pot cheap at July 31, 2022 04:46 PM (50XzL)

119 If you use canned clams, the secret is to use evaporated milk. That way you don't have to cook the clams again, which turns them into rubber.

Start with bacon. Sautéed and add onion, celery and some cubed potatoes. Add the evaporated milk and boil for a little bit. Add the clams and herbs if you want.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:47 PM (U2p+3)

120 104 A good clam chowder can be made with canned clams.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:31 PM

That's what I use. But cans push the boundaries of my budget now. And my attempts at French onion are awful.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:41 PM (/+bwe)

The onions don't work or burn?

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:47 PM (exHjb)

121 Back having a favorite summer sandwich for lunch-bacon, lettuce and tomato. FenSpouse is
making dinner-ground sausage with homemade sauce and fresh basil over pasta which is modification of a recipe he found in my Women's World magazine,





Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2022 04:47 PM (fu3s0)

122 Kindle tot, I had five lbs of Roma tomatoes (roasted under the broiler), one big onion, chopped, one bell pepper, about six jalapeño peppers, a squeeze of lime juice, Tablespoon of vinegar, salt and cilantro to taste.

I pressure canned so I didn't have to put so much vinegar in. I tried a recipe last week that was so sour and vinegary that I scrapped it all.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 04:48 PM (OX9vb)

123 Although those ice cream sandwiches and the point you make about the ice cream quality is something that can be applied broadly to the genre. Usually the ice cream in any of these sandwich/cone/klondike/whatever is not particularly good. I have found that the emphasis is usually on a chocolate (if it is the exterior covering) or the cookie (where applicable.) This seems counter intuitive. After all, you did not buy a cookie or solid chocolate, the ice cream is why you bought the thing. Strange.

Note: this originally started out as an OT comment on the Terminal List until I got off on a tangent.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 04:48 PM (dNqv+)

124 I never thought of using fish instead of clams. If I upped the clam juice, that would probably work. Thanks!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:48 PM (/+bwe)

125 Uh OH, everybody duck.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:48 PM (5kRSY)

126 I'll order a few whole salmon from Seattle and I can Sous Vide them!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

If you put my salmon in plastic, I will shoot you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:49 PM (U2p+3)

127 Portsmouth fish chowder made with haddock is mighty fine!

Posted by: Kathy at July 31, 2022 04:49 PM (W/Bpk)

128 Hey...isn't that the diner where they had the big shootout on NCIS and the Director, Jenny Shepard, got smoked?
(Smoked. See how I worked that into the food thread?)

Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2022 04:50 PM (anj39)

129 125 Uh OH, everybody duck.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 04:48 PM (5kRSY)

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Not falling for that canard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 31, 2022 04:50 PM (XG2Fi)

130 119 If you use canned clams, the secret is to use evaporated milk. That way you don't have to cook the clams again, which turns them into rubber.

Start with bacon. Sautéed and add onion, celery and some cubed potatoes. Add the evaporated milk and boil for a little bit. Add the clams and herbs if you want.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:47 PM

Thanks!

I have just copied and pasted your entire comment into a file called "Nurse Ratched's Clam Chowder" for future reference.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:50 PM (/+bwe)

131 How many jars does it take to contain 20 pounds of cherries??
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 31, 2022 04:38 PM (llON


30 pints and 2 quarts. (I plan to share some around with family so it is not as heroic as it sounds)

Did I mention it got to 100 yesterday? It got to 100 yesterday.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 04:50 PM (xhaym)

132 'Sup Morons! Love you all!

Posted by: Maple Syrup on French Toast at July 31, 2022 04:50 PM (sKIIv)

133 If you put my salmon in plastic, I will shoot you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:49 PM (U2p+3)

Aw...with your cute little kiddy 9mm?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 04:51 PM (XIJ/X)

134 The cole slaw recipe I've always used came from my dad. Just cabbage, grated carrots, mayo, and plenty of sugar. I love the taste but have to be aware of the sugar/carbs these days. We tried a simple salad dressing of olive oil and a bourbon flavored balsamic vinegar. The balsamic provided a bit of sweetness on the tomatoes, cukes and onions. I'm going to try it as dressing on slaw. Might use a little mayo to lend some creaminess.

Posted by: JTB at July 31, 2022 04:51 PM (7EjX1)

135 I remember those Carvel Flying Saucers. I never tried the chocolate ice cream ones-only the vanilla ones. They were good!
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Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2022 04:52 PM (fu3s0)

136 133 If you put my salmon in plastic, I will shoot you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:49 PM (U2p+3)

Aw...with your cute little kiddy 9mm?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 04:51 PM (XIJ/X)

Let him who does not own a 1911, sell his cloak and buy one.

Posted by: Reading from the Book of John Moses Browning at July 31, 2022 04:53 PM (dNqv+)

137 133 If you put my salmon in plastic, I will shoot you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:49 PM (U2p+3)

Aw...with your cute little kiddy 9mm?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Laugh while you can, monkey boy.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:53 PM (U2p+3)

138
So my recommendation is that if you find one you like, print it, try it, make notes on it, then put it in a page protector and a binder, and don't assume you can always find it again!
Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 04:39 PM (aeePL)


I handwrite recipes down from the interweb and from my hard copy cook books, and work from the notes. If they work out I put them in my own notebook with notes on how to make them better.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 04:53 PM (xhaym)

139 I'll order a few whole salmon from Seattle and I can Sous Vide them!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

If you put my salmon in plastic, I will shoot you.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:49 PM (U2p+3)

There will be a line behind her.
I'm heading out in a couple of weeks for some salmon fishing on the coast. Gonna be great!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2022 04:53 PM (anj39)

140 Our local hardware store, which also has a restaurant and serves beer, has a yearly coleslaw festival featuring all kinds of slaw and foods served with slaw.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at July 31, 2022 04:53 PM (Vf4Y7)

141 Double chocolate anything never works right, imo. The interplay between vanilla and the right amount of chocolate is greater than the sum of the parts (which I guess is true of all cooking.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 04:54 PM (dNqv+)

142 Laugh while you can, monkey boy.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:53 PM (U2p+3)
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CBD, I'm going to start writing your biolography right now.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 04:54 PM (aeePL)

143 If you want finely sliced cabbage, go for a mandoline. But make sure to also get some nice kevlar gloves so your new nic isn't "Stumpy". They make some very nice knit kevlar gloves, and I tested mine. No sliced finger!

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at July 31, 2022 04:55 PM (P+D9B)

144 >
CBD, I'm going to start writing your biolography right now.
Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 04:54 PM (aeePL)


Who gets his multi-tool?

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 31, 2022 04:56 PM (sKIIv)

145 Oh, a funny story, last year I asked a neighbor if I could pick plums off his yellow plum tree on his parking strip, because they were delish and almost tasted like peaches.
He just shrugged and said "whatever"

I made plum conserve out of them that was fantastic and gave him a half dozen half-pints of it to say thank you

This year, all the plums reachable from a short ladder have been picked. I feel as if my job to encourage people to can has been successful, at least on that block

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 04:56 PM (xhaym)

146 But make sure to also get some nice kevlar gloves so your new nic isn't "Stumpy". They make some very nice knit kevlar gloves, and I tested mine. No sliced finger!
Posted by: Sabrina Chase

The boys bought one of those gloves for their mom. She actually remembers to use it sometimes, (usually right after the blood flows)!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 04:56 PM (StBu4)

147 Sup Morons! Love you all!
Posted by: Maple Syrup on French Toast at July 31, 2022 04:50 PM (sKIIv)
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{{{{{MSoFT}}}}}

Posted by: redridinghood at July 31, 2022 04:57 PM (NpAcC)

148 141 Double chocolate anything never works right, imo. The interplay between vanilla and the right amount of chocolate is greater than the sum of the parts (which I guess is true of all cooking.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 04:54 PM (dNqv+)

I kinda disagree - chocolate cake should never have vanilla icing (while the reverse - vanilla cake with chocolate icing is one of my favorite combos)...something about vanilla icing on chocolate cake doesn't work. PB is good, chocolate is good - PB and chocolate is the bomb...and if you have some salt, that about takes it to nirvana...(vegan) salted caramel and chocolate icing on chocolate cake also approaches that nirvanna!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:57 PM (exHjb)

149 The other thing about potlucks is the casseroles. The word casserole comes from Old Church Slavonic for "shit even Jesus won't forgive you for."

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 31, 2022 04:57 PM (KFhLj)

150 Damn, people have some really strong opinions on salmon prep.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 04:57 PM (u73oe)

151 That's what I use. But cans push the boundaries of my budget now. And my attempts at French onion are awful.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:41 PM (/+bwe)

The onions don't work or burn?
Posted by: Nova local

I burn the onions and the broth is blah.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:58 PM (/+bwe)

152 No sliced finger!

That’s cheating!

Proud member AoS Sliced Finger Club in good standing.

Posted by: Squid at July 31, 2022 04:59 PM (8taLo)

153 (vegan) salted caramel and chocolate icing on chocolate cake also approaches that nirvanna!
Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 04:57 PM (exHjb)

What about caramel wouldn't be vegan anyway?

*goes to look up caramel*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 04:59 PM (dNqv+)

154 Who gets his multi-tool?
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 31, 2022 04:56 PM (sKIIv)

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You're the first to ask, so you do!

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 05:00 PM (aeePL)

155 I have a pepper plant growing in the back. No idea what kind of peppers since the tag somehow disappeared. No idea when to harvest. Guess I'll wing it.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 31, 2022 05:00 PM (nxdel)

156 152 No sliced finger!

That’s cheating!

Proud member AoS Sliced Finger Club in good standing.
Posted by: Squid at July 31, 2022 04:59 PM (8taLo)

Hear! Hear!

*shakes fist with multiple scars*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 05:00 PM (dNqv+)

157 Munching on some Kroger $1.79 a pound choice angus brisket right now. They had an unannounced sale and I happened to walk by the meat counter after they put them out. Meat candy form the pellet grill. Pinto beans on the side.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 31, 2022 05:01 PM (bVYXr)

158 What about caramel wouldn't be vegan anyway?

*goes to look up caramel*
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 04:59 PM (dNqv+)

The stuff that normally stays liquid (aka spreadable) has either butter or cream in it. So, coconut milk does that job in vegan caramel sauce...

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 05:01 PM (exHjb)

159 155 I have a pepper plant growing in the back. No idea what kind of peppers since the tag somehow disappeared. No idea when to harvest. Guess I'll wing it.
Posted by: jewells45 at July 31, 2022 05:00 PM (nxdel)

How do you know it's peppers? You may have just planted a grand sequoia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 05:01 PM (dNqv+)

160
I pressure canned so I didn't have to put so much vinegar in. I tried a recipe last week that was so sour and vinegary that I scrapped it all.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 04:48 PM (OX9vb)


I will try that, my wife is not fond of vinegary hotsauce.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 05:01 PM (xhaym)

161 Tonight we're having Giambotta (Italian summer stew ... Braised beef cubes and whatever "bumper crop" vegetables you want to get rid of ... Tomatoes, bell peppers (all colors), eggplant, zucchini, onions ... Add your favorite Italian herbs ... Round out with carrots and celery if you wish ... We don't add any flour to thicken the "sauce" created by the cooked veggies -- just soak it up with crusty bread!

Posted by: Kathy at July 31, 2022 05:02 PM (W/Bpk)

162 Veering a bit off topic, that photo of the old diner looks like the location where the NCIS show did the final shootout and death scene of NCIS Director Jenny Shepard (Lauren Holly).
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 31, 2022 04:33 PM (ZSK0i)


I should have read the thread first. Well spotted.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2022 05:02 PM (anj39)

163 151 That's what I use. But cans push the boundaries of my budget now. And my attempts at French onion are awful.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:41 PM (/+bwe)

The onions don't work or burn?
Posted by: Nova local

I burn the onions and the broth is blah.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 04:58 PM (/+bwe)

Do you salt the onions when you start? That should keep them from burning if the heat's okay. And a touch of sugar (like 1/4 tsp) after 20-30 minutes if you don't notice carmelizing should help that along...

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 05:02 PM (exHjb)

164 How do you know it's peppers? You may have just planted a grand sequoia.

Lol.. the peppers sort of look like bell but a little too long. They are maybe 2 inches long right now.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 31, 2022 05:03 PM (nxdel)

165 Aw...with your cute little kiddy 9mm?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 04:51 PM (XIJ/X)


Watch out, she's been observing the Pike Street Fish Market and she can throw a mean fish, too.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 05:04 PM (xhaym)

166 Lol.. the peppers sort of look like bell but a little too long. They are maybe 2 inches long right now.
Posted by: jewells45 at July 31, 2022 05:03 PM (nxdel)

Naga Jolokia? You may wish for the sequoia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 05:04 PM (dNqv+)

167 Lol.. the peppers sort of look like bell but a little too long. They are maybe 2 inches long right now.
Posted by: jewells45 at July 31, 2022 05:03 PM (nxdel

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What color?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 05:05 PM (u73oe)

168 Y'all are going to laugh.

I found my new favorite thing. Baba ghanoush. Omg. I have to learn to make it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:05 PM (U2p+3)

169 I was turned onto smoked Salmon when I lived in California. Before that about the only way I'd had it was baked.

Grilled ain't bad either, but I really liked it smoked.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 31, 2022 05:05 PM (BFigT)

170 143 If you want finely sliced cabbage, go for a mandoline. But make sure to also get some nice kevlar gloves so your new nic isn't "Stumpy". They make some very nice knit kevlar gloves, and I tested mine. No sliced finger!
Posted by: Sabrina Chase at July 31, 2022 04:55 PM (P+D9B)
Those things scare me, don't even want to see it taken apart in the dish drain.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:06 PM (0OP+5)

171 A good slaw should never be overlooked. It's often my favorite part of a good barbecue, and makes an excellent topping on a pulled pork sandwich (especially Carolina style).

Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 31, 2022 05:06 PM (FIhx5)

172 Duke Lowell, they are a bright green right now.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 31, 2022 05:06 PM (nxdel)

173 Maud'dib, 2weeks till Hatch season, get ready.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:06 PM (5kRSY)

174 I would get my Carvel in a Met or Steelers helmet. Lots of melons, tomatoes and corn on the Delmarva. Chincoteague Fireman's Carnival was packed last night for the finale. Oysters, crabs and clams were in abundance. Back today in the Dump.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at July 31, 2022 05:07 PM (b+v9B)

175 I burn the onions and the broth is blah.
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Onions for French onion take a long time to cook down imho. A little salt, and cover to get the water out. Then slow cook them uncovered until they just start getting brown.

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 05:08 PM (+ya+t)

176 111 ... "Get the LaMonica clams, not that crap from China. You won't be disappointed."

We try to avoid anything food related from China, food or cookware. I would rather spend a bit more and get something local. Even enameled Lodge cast iron pots use Chinese enamel on the USA cast iron so we go elsewhere for enameled pots.

Thanks for mentioning the Lamonica clams.

Posted by: JTB at July 31, 2022 05:09 PM (7EjX1)

177 Cote du Rhone ( left over from a multiple choice on Bastille Day) grilled rib eye, Mico potato with fresh chives and butter, asparagus and cheese.
Excellent pairing

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 05:09 PM (k8B25)

178 Tonight is lasagna with a meat sauce.
The pot is interesting, but pricey!

Posted by: gourmand du jour, 60 and foggy at July 31, 2022 05:09 PM (jTmQV)

179

My husband's favorite cake is chocolate with vanilla icing. It works.

Posted by: four seasons at July 31, 2022 05:09 PM (PisyI)

180 This one was from before I was born, but it gave me one of my first boners. This "Ebony" cover with Nichelle Nichols, the video of "Express Yourself" by Madonna, and some old Playboy centerfolds my uncle gave me so I wouldn't turn gay. I'm not sure which. But the Nichelle Nichols one definitely made an impact on my trouser area at a critical time.

https://tinyurl.com/mrx9bh3s

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 31, 2022 05:10 PM (IXpV7)

181 Jewels, I have different peppers in my garden. Jalapenos are dark green. Banana peppers are yellow. The Anaheims are bright green.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 05:10 PM (u73oe)

182 You may have just planted a grand sequoia.

She’ll find out in a few hundred years!

Posted by: Squid at July 31, 2022 05:10 PM (8taLo)

183 Wow, way late to the food thread this week, but COLESLAW!!!!!

I remember vaguely a recipe that my grandmother used that was just vinegar, sugar, and celery seed (no mayo!) that was really good.

These days my go-to is vinegar, sugar, honey, mayo, brown mustard, and either horseradish or wasabi (need the kick).

On the veggie side, I've found this goes great with either the standard cabbage or with shredded broccoli.

-SLV

Posted by: Shy Lurking Voter at July 31, 2022 05:11 PM (SEa82)

184 Work at a supermarket. It will put you off food, in general, forever. Much more than food specific jobs. It's disgusting. What people eat.
Honestly Ziploc bags of bugs would be an improvement over what most Americans eat.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:11 PM (U11/V)

185 Maybe these are Anaheims then.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 31, 2022 05:11 PM (nxdel)

186 That's an 8.5" "Fait Tout,"

That’s what she said!

I’ll see myself out.

Posted by: Squid at July 31, 2022 05:12 PM (8taLo)

187 168 Y'all are going to laugh.

I found my new favorite thing. Baba ghanoush. Omg. I have to learn to make it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:05 PM (U2p+3)

You have joined the "has great taste" club!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (exHjb)

188 I found my new favorite thing. Baba ghanoush. Omg. I have to learn to make it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:05 PM (U2p+3)


Traditionally you roast the eggplant for babaganoush, but it always burned and stayed raw in the middle for me and was Not Fun to make

I think I tried steaming them one year and they turned out better.
My problem is the tahini, it is hard to find locally.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (xhaym)

189 dartist, that works for me but I leave out the salt and throw in a couple of beef neckbones.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (5kRSY)

190 Ramen and Kool aid, hit dogs and chips, Mountain Dew because 'water tastes weird'.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (U11/V)

191 Oh, and babganoush is hummus made from eggplants.

fight me

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (xhaym)

192 CBD, I adapt an old Food Network recipe for slaw that had fennel and cabbage in it...and BACON. Can't believe you haven't explored that dimension of the cole slaw world.

Also had raw oysters this week for the first time in whenever. When we have to go to Austin to see our doctor, our reward is our favorite seafood dive.

So there. On the flip side, it's been over 100 degrees almost every day this summer and we are in a drought. Oh well.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (fTtFy)

193 Late add...TASTE your coleslaw dressing BEFORE you add it to the cabbage!!!!!

You may want to adjust the flavor, and its easier BEFORE rather than AFTER....

-SLV

Posted by: Shy Lurking Voter at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (SEa82)

194 Hi, I'm Tom Carmel

Be sure to buy a chocolate Yulelog at the Carmel Ice Cream store in King of Prussia PA

Posted by: Tom Carvel at July 31, 2022 05:14 PM (X5CsJ)

195 Coleslaw should not have sugar in it.
None.

Use apple cider vinegar. It has a sweet tartness that isn't sugary. Please. Grow up. Everything doesn't have to have white sugar.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:14 PM (U2p+3)

196 Baba ghanoush. Omg. I have to learn to make it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:05 PM (U2p+3)

It's hummus, except you swap roasted eggplant for the chick peas. It's easy.

Well...for people who know how to cook.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 05:15 PM (XIJ/X)

197 Don't mind me, I have to go firehouse Gatorade to obese Midwesterners.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:15 PM (U11/V)

198 artist, that works for me but I leave out the salt and throw in a couple of beef neckbones.
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You Italians just HAVE to put neck bones in everything, lol

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 05:16 PM (+ya+t)

199 188 I found my new favorite thing. Baba ghanoush. Omg. I have to learn to make it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:05 PM (U2p+3)

Traditionally you roast the eggplant for babaganoush, but it always burned and stayed raw in the middle for me and was Not Fun to make

I think I tried steaming them one year and they turned out better.
My problem is the tahini, it is hard to find locally.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (xhaym)

It never burns if you chop it in circles and roast it with olive oil and salt at 350 for 30 minutes...

As for tahini, that's at HMart in multiple forms. I'm pretty sure it's probably at Wegman's/Whole Foods/Amazon, too, but HMart has the "real deal" and probably at the cheapest price...

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 05:16 PM (exHjb)

200 CBD, I'm going to start writing your biolography right now.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2022 04:54 PM (aeePL)

Okay...I laughed!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 05:17 PM (XIJ/X)

201 Do you salt the onions when you start? That should keep them from burning if the heat's okay. And a touch of sugar (like 1/4 tsp) after 20-30 minutes if you don't notice carmelizing should help that along...
Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 05:02 PM

I will have to try that. I was thinking of using cornbeef liquid for the broth.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 05:17 PM (/+bwe)

202 Anaheim while Green are barely lighter than a leaf , 6 to 8 inches long, tapered and only straight sometimes

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 05:17 PM (k8B25)

203 191 Oh, and babganoush is hummus made from eggplants.

fight me
Posted by: Kindltot

Oooo. Flounder will freak!
Honestly. It has an awesome velvet mouth feel and the eggplant flavor is sublime. Very good.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:17 PM (U2p+3)

204
This meets Weasel's 1 minute meal prep requirement too!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 04:39 PM (StBu4)
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2 minutes. The rule is 2 minutes from hunger to eating.

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2022 05:17 PM (0IeYL)

205 180 This one was from before I was born, but it gave me one of my first boners. This "Ebony" cover with Nichelle Nichols, the video of "Express Yourself" by Madonna, and some old Playboy centerfolds my uncle gave me so I wouldn't turn gay. I'm not sure which. But the Nichelle Nichols one definitely made an impact on my trouser area at a critical time.

https://tinyurl.com/mrx9bh3s
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 31, 2022 05:10 PM (IXpV7)

Big part of my adolescence as well. Nichols and Bill Russell gone the same day; wow.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 31, 2022 05:18 PM (Ayh4D)

206 191 Oh, and babganoush is hummus made from eggplants.

fight me
Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (xhaym)

It pretty much is, except for the herb swaps and flavor swaps folks like to try in both.

PS - I leave the eggplant peel on b/c I roast it...it's so good that way!

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 05:18 PM (exHjb)

207 Our handicap carts, the electrics? They have a weight limit of 600 pounds. Well, when they're run at 400+ 24/7/365, they don't last that long. Two years maybe.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:18 PM (U11/V)

208 Babaganoush is pretty easy. Just roast the eggplants before you mash them. Then olive oil and lime, cumin, turmeric and sauteed garlic, mix it through, sprinkle liberally with paprika.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 31, 2022 05:19 PM (IXpV7)

209 Onions for French onion take a long time to cook down imho. A little salt, and cover to get the water out. Then slow cook them uncovered until they just start getting brown.
Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 05:08 PM

Do you add sugar to carmelize, or no?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 05:19 PM (/+bwe)

210 2 minutes. The rule is 2 minutes from hunger to eating.
Posted by: Weasel

So less than 2 minutes is 'right out'?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:19 PM (StBu4)

211 I can just imagine Ash standing in the middle of H-Mart announcing, Shop Smart, Shop H-Mart, and then dealing with zombies.

Korean Zombie movies are scary.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 05:19 PM (xhaym)

212 A good slaw should never be overlooked. It's often my favorite part of a good barbecue, and makes an excellent topping on a pulled pork sandwich (especially Carolina style).

Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 31, 2022 05:06 PM (FIhx5)

He speaks the truth!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 05:19 PM (XIJ/X)

213 Carvel was always good for those ice cream cakes.

Thanks for the Corpse Reviver update....I'm gonna try one this week. Maybe try a few of them.

Oh look, martini time! One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 31, 2022 05:20 PM (R/m4+)

214 Nurse, Here is a version of Baba Ghannouj from Middle Eastern Cooking by Rose Dosti.

1 large eggplant, 1/2 cup tahini paste, 2 Tbs vegetable oil, juice of 2 lemons or 6 Tbs, 2 garlic cloves, salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use a fork to pierce eggplant in several places. Place pierced eggplant in oven and bake 1 hour or until soft. Cool. Peel. Dice pulp into a blender or food processor. Add tahini, oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Process until smooth. If you use microwave instead of oven, bake pierced eggplant at full power (high) for 5 minutes or until soft.

Posted by: Mrs JTB at July 31, 2022 05:21 PM (7EjX1)

215 CBD, your coleslaw would make a very worthy side to the finest of Texas BBQ, which is, of course, the finest on the planet, and with at least a 99.6746999% probability, the finest in the galaxy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 31, 2022 05:21 PM (a3Q+t)

216 YD!
Thank you. I will try.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:21 PM (U2p+3)

217 Naughty Pine , zip not nada on the sugar. Onion soup is a half day project.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:22 PM (5kRSY)

218 Mrs JTB,
Screenshot as well.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:22 PM (U2p+3)

219 I forgot tahini. Mix that through, too.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 31, 2022 05:23 PM (IXpV7)

220 My problem is the tahini, it is hard to find locally.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 05:13 PM (xhaym)

Amazon has it, but it isn't cheap.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 05:23 PM (XIJ/X)

221 I am reduced to eating a PBJ sammich for supper.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:24 PM (0OP+5)

222 209 Onions for French onion take a long time to cook down imho. A little salt, and cover to get the water out. Then slow cook them uncovered until they just start getting brown.
Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 05:08 PM

Do you add sugar to carmelize, or no?
Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 05:19 PM (/+bwe)

Sugar is the cheat if it's not working...it should work without it, but if you're at 30 minutes and it's not starting to tan, you might need it. So, it's good to go in knowing the fix, since I wasn't sure if you already salted the onions at the start and still weren't getting anywhere...

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

223 217 Naughty Pine , zip not nada on the sugar. Onion soup is a half day project.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:22 PM

I've never made it with sugar. I should try lower heat, probably.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 05:25 PM (/+bwe)

224 215 CBD, your coleslaw would make a very worthy side to the finest of Texas BBQ, which is, of course, the finest on the planet, and with at least a 99.6746999% probability, the finest in the galaxy.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 31, 2022 05:21 PM (a3Q+t)
As a world traveler I rate this statement factual.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:26 PM (0OP+5)

225 Do you add sugar to carmelize, or no?
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Not me, the onions get real sweet on their own as they cook down. Low heat, taste them.

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 05:26 PM (+ya+t)

226 Naughty Pine, it sounds like you are trying to cook them too fast. Lower heat and longer time. Try using a good beef broth as your liquid.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:28 PM (5kRSY)

227
So less than 2 minutes is 'right out'?
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:19 PM (StBu4)
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No, no 1 minute is under 2 min (1<2) and therefore is allowable, it's just not the rule. The rule is 2 minutes.

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2022 05:28 PM (0IeYL)

228 I am reduced to eating a PBJ sammich for supper.
Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:24 PM


If some smoked marinated beef ribs, with TBD sides and cornbread tickle your fancy, saddle up and ride on over to the Hill Country.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 31, 2022 05:30 PM (a3Q+t)

229 We went out to dinner recently (a rare event here, usually it's lunch out) and the waiter had this credit card reader (called "Toast"). You slap your card on it, and the first thing you see is for a tip, starting at 25%, then 22%, then 20%, then "custom". But, wait it gets better. Then it wants you to fill out a survey of some kind, which I sort of wanted to do because the place was noisy as hell and the Cole slaw was soggy.
To heck with it, I paid w/ cash.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, 60 and foggy at July 31, 2022 05:30 PM (jTmQV)

230 BREAKING: Pioneering Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols Passes Away At 89

Bill Russell, Celtics and NBA legend, dead at 88

Posted by: Tom Carvel at July 31, 2022 05:31 PM (X5CsJ)

231 I make a spicy coleslaw with half mayo, half greek yogurt, fresh lime juice, habanero sauce and salt. Thinly sliced cabbage, shredded carrots, scallions if you got them, and peppers if you need to get rid of them. I do this a lot and love to put it on pulled pork bbq sandwiches. Amazing.

Posted by: WeeKreekFarmGirl at July 31, 2022 05:32 PM (iplQb)

232 Dr. Mrs. T. made pesto with basil from the garden, but I'm too wiped out from lawn mowing to make fresh pasta to go with it. Ah, well.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 31, 2022 05:32 PM (QZxDR)

233 A request: if you are a HOT sauce fan and are coming to TX in Oct, please bring a bottle of your favorite with you.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:32 PM (5kRSY)

234 230 BREAKING: Pioneering Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols Passes Away At 89

Bill Russell, Celtics and NBA legend, dead at 88
Posted by: Tom Carvel at July 31, 2022 05:31 PM (X5CsJ)
Were they together?

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:32 PM (0OP+5)

235 The Biden Junta took another victim today, as Bill Russell passed away.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 31, 2022 05:33 PM (wsJPE)

236 https://tinyurl.com/2p9ff49h

'HUSH' in a brawling Spanish version!

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:33 PM (U11/V)

237 232 Dr. Mrs. T. made pesto with basil from the garden, but I'm too wiped out from lawn mowing to make fresh pasta to go with it. Ah, well.
Posted by: Trimegistus at July 31, 2022 05:32 PM (QZxDR)

Make some roasted veg and douse those, instead.

Posted by: Nova local at July 31, 2022 05:34 PM (exHjb)

238 I loved everything about Carvel. The TV ads most of all.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2022 05:34 PM (EZebt)

239 Wife use to get Tahiti a lot, but think it's at grocery store as much as I know

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 05:35 PM (k8B25)

240 Wife decided to make a small batch of mac 'n cheese "for a snack." That was at 3PM. A bowl of that and I'm not sure I need dinner.

Bourbon, yes.

Dinner, no.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 31, 2022 05:35 PM (BFigT)

241 You slap your card on it,
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I got sent one of those with the same expiration dates as the one I use with instructions to cut it up. Fuck them I use it anyway and it works. They're really selling that tap, no touch bullshit. I wonder what's behind it.

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 05:35 PM (+ya+t)

242 Tom Carvel, in being able to announce deaths from his own grave, is really so much greater than just the popularizer of soft ice cream.

Though that was also pretty great stuff.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 31, 2022 05:36 PM (wsJPE)

243 Bourbon, yes.

Dinner, no.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 31, 2022 05:35 PM (BFigT)

Mac & Cheese is one of God's gifts to Man.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 05:36 PM (XIJ/X)

244 nurse, you might want to try Stephen Price Blair's eggplant dish also. Out of this world good.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:37 PM (5kRSY)

245 241 You slap your card on it,
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I got sent one of those with the same expiration dates as the one I use with instructions to cut it up. Fuck them I use it anyway and it works. They're really selling that tap, no touch bullshit. I wonder what's behind it.
Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 05:35 PM (+ya+t)
The Beast.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:37 PM (0OP+5)

246 Montreal vs NY bagels were always at issue in my family because Montreal bagels suck.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2022 05:37 PM (EZebt)

247 No, no 1 minute is under 2 min (1
Posted by: Weasel

Very well qualified...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:37 PM (StBu4)

248 Naughty Pine, it sounds like you are trying to cook them too fast. Lower heat and longer time. Try using a good beef broth as your liquid.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:28 PM

Thanks.

It's hotter than heck this week, but it won't be long before the soup bowls come out.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 31, 2022 05:37 PM (/+bwe)

249 Somebody upthread mentioned a mandoline. Very expensive though. I was thinking of getting a food slicer, it's plebian cousin. The cost is $20-40.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2022 05:38 PM (tM5h4)

250 A request: if you are a HOT sauce fan and are coming to TX in Oct, please bring a bottle of your favorite with you.
Posted by: Ben Had

BH are you looking for HOT or hot/flavorful?
I have access to both and if you'd like both you got them...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:40 PM (StBu4)

251 OK brisket ate, leftovers made and the dogs got a bunch of brisket for dinner. Not giving them the left over pinto beans for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 31, 2022 05:43 PM (bVYXr)

252 Tonight is Chicken Coconut Curry with jasmine rice

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2022 05:44 PM (EZebt)

253 My daughter makes a mac and cheese that is tremendous, based on a NY Times recipe amazingly enough. She always says her secret is to cook the macaroni very al dente (hardly at all), since it continnues cooking in the oven. She says Panko is critical. All of this adds up to a meal all by itself. Yum.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 31, 2022 05:45 PM (wsJPE)

254 AZ deplorable, I think the operative word is HOT. something , something, challenge.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:45 PM (5kRSY)

255 You can substitute peanut butter for tahini in hummus. Might work in baba ganoush.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2022 05:46 PM (9WSy4)

256 Oh and just in time for JJS to appear, Dean shut down a milk processor resulting in a milk shortage... in WISCONSIN. WE were down to a single provider combined with increased gas costs, resulting in a 1/2 gallon of milk at $2.29.
The local Walmart brought in (there is no sales tax on food in WI so they emptied IL to stock their coolers) 1/2 gallons at $1.59. Until it ran out, which it did.
Now where this gets funny, is EBT/Foodshare/SNAP/WIC.
Cont'd

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:47 PM (U11/V)

257 AZ deplorable, I think the operative word is HOT. something , something, challenge.
Posted by: Ben Had

Understood.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:47 PM (StBu4)

258 250 A request: if you are a HOT sauce fan and are coming to TX in Oct, please bring a bottle of your favorite with you.
Posted by: Ben Had

BH are you looking for HOT or hot/flavorful?
I have access to both and if you'd like both you got them...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:40 PM (StBu4)
TSA goon- 'What's in the bottle?'
AZ deplorable moron- 'Hot sauce.'
TSA goon- 'Is it dangerous?'
AZ deplorable moron- 'I like it.'

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:47 PM (0OP+5)

259 Recently got this slicer/ mandolins from Amazon. So far we like it and build quality is very good... Mueller Multi Blade Adjustable Mandoline Cheese/Vegetable Slicer, Cutter, Shredder with Precise Maximum Adjustability

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 31, 2022 05:47 PM (SeyZ7)

260 Coleslaw. Needs celery seeds. Celery salt of you prefer.

Posted by: Javems at July 31, 2022 05:48 PM (AmoqO)

261 I need to travel more.

Anyone want to sponsor me so I can just travel and eat and explore and go to museums and beaches and climb mountains and sail the seas?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:50 PM (U2p+3)

262 I don't drink a lot of milk so I get 1/2 gallon at a time, and at nearing $2.50, I just paid $3.00 for a local farm, Yoder or whoever, in a glass jug. BUT! There is a deposit on the glass jug! So instantly there were outraged people being told, 'You can't buy that, as the deposit is in CASH'. It's $5.00, but you get the $2.00 deposit back in the same cash.
Hardly anybody could do it.
Aid doesn't cover the deposit on the container!
Nobody has the money.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:51 PM (U11/V)

263 TSA goon- 'What's in the bottle?'
AZ deplorable moron- 'Hot sauce.'
TSA goon- 'Is it dangerous?'
AZ deplorable moron- 'I like it.'
Posted by: Eromero

Unless TSA starts checking roads from N.M. to TX we'll be fine.
(We were going to fly due to being requested to be in Ferndale WA the weekend before for a wedding; but, the air delays put us back in wheels and a camper in Corsicana).

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:51 PM (StBu4)

264 261 I need to travel more.

Anyone want to sponsor me so I can just travel and eat and explore and go to museums and beaches and climb mountains and sail the seas?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:50 PM (U2p+3)
Did a moron win the magamillion?

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:51 PM (0OP+5)

265 Mom's coleslaw:

Shred cabbage add 1/4C sugar, lots of vinegar depending on desired sharpness. Push to side of bowl and add 4-5 slices of cooked diced bacon with hot drippings to side of bowl. Toss and enjoy.

(Same with sour lettuce.)

Posted by: olddog in mo, No Cheetos allowed on the 'toon at July 31, 2022 05:51 PM (nb5Ym)

266 There is a video of Bill Russell driving for the net and he actually leaped (lept?) completely over an opponent trying to block him.
Never touched the guy, just boom, airborne and made the dunk.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, 60 and foggy at July 31, 2022 05:52 PM (jTmQV)

267 and sail the seas?

Posted by: nurse ratched

Cruise ship RN?
When I checked they wanted RNs that spoke Mandarin for some reason...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:54 PM (StBu4)

268 We were waiting for our order at Braum's (see the food thread tie-in?) a couple of days ago. Their muzak™ is usually instrumentals of very familiar songs, maybe Beatles, maybe Frank, maybe later - but we make a game of figuring out what the song is. Usually not hard. "Penny Lane, there is a fireman with an hourglass" is hard to miss.

Well, there was one very familiar tune that we just wracked our brains trying to remember - just a stray word or two. I remembered it had the word "extraordinary." Search on Lyrics.com for "extraordinary" turns up seventy-six PAGES of results.

Earworm supreme. MiladyJo finally called daughter this evening and "dah dah doo doo" conveyed the tune. Daughter called back shortly after with the answer.

https://youtu.be/gZYtes1RO_w
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E

Posted by: mindful webworker - very very extra-ordinary at July 31, 2022 05:55 PM (50XzL)

269 I bought a mandolin at a garage sale for $1. Hardly use it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2022 05:55 PM (89T5c)

270 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 31, 2022 04:09 PM (T4tVD)

Well?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Deep subject......

Posted by: JT at July 31, 2022 05:55 PM (T4tVD)

271 nurse I'm good for a bus ticket to the Cowgirl Museum in OK city and lunch at the nearest Mickey D's.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 05:56 PM (5kRSY)

272 Mrs. Gourmand once bought a bottle of hot sauce while we were in Barbados.
Customs confiscated it.
She was very angry about it and was making a scene and I had a difficult time explaining to her to please be nice and cooperative to the nice men with the badges and guns.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, 60 and foggy at July 31, 2022 05:56 PM (jTmQV)

273 Ferndale WA


Damn, there is a blast from the past.

Posted by: Infidel at July 31, 2022 05:56 PM (mn1Pi)

274 I'm seeing a lot more of what I call 'needs-based' theft, where old people whose income is outstripped by 40%+ inflation, with pets, are stealing like motherfuckers to feed their animals.
They open bags and take a PART. Not all of it, just 'enough'.
It's not normal theft. That's how I know it's very serious.
Dude, old people, whose children don't care about them, man their animals are their life, and they are already stealing.
It's embarrassment, needs-based stealing. What are we going to do, bust some 80-year-old lady for pursing 5 ounces of Kit'N'Kaboodle?

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:56 PM (U11/V)

275 Ferndale WA
Damn, there is a blast from the past.
Posted by: Infidel

Brother built his house about 100yds from the Sound.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:57 PM (StBu4)

276 Some jackass in Illinois won the magamillion 1.28 something billion with a B.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:58 PM (0OP+5)

277 An addendum to Mrs. JTB's baba recipe. She almost doubles the lemon for me. But I'm a lemon junkie.

Posted by: JTB at July 31, 2022 05:59 PM (7EjX1)

278 It's embarrassment, needs-based stealing. What are we going to do, bust some 80-year-old lady for pursing 5 ounces of Kit'N'Kaboodle?
Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:56 PM (U11/V)

Breaking my heart, here.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 06:00 PM (OX9vb)

279 Bill Russell had a great laugh.

https://tinyurl.com/3nsk6tyf

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2022 06:00 PM (+ya+t)

280 Tonight i got out some pork loin to thaw but I'm just too lazy to cook. BLTs I think instead.
Or maybe just singlemalt?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2022 06:01 PM (anj39)

281 182 You may have just planted a grand sequoia.

She’ll find out in a few hundred years!
Posted by: Squid at July 31, 2022 05:10 PM (8taLo)

Actually sooner than that. Dad planted one in the back yard. It grew to about the height of the (two story) house in about 5 years. It did not make it though. They evidently are pretty fragile outside of the particular environment of where they are found.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 06:01 PM (dNqv+)

282 It's embarrassment, needs-based stealing. What are we going to do, bust some 80-year-old lady for pursing 5 ounces of Kit'N'Kaboodle?
Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 05:56 PM (U11/V)

Ask them who the voted for and base your actions on their decision because actions have consequences.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 06:02 PM (StBu4)

283 280 Tonight i got out some pork loin to thaw but I'm just too lazy to cook. BLTs I think instead.
Or maybe just singlemalt?
Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2022 06:01 PM (anj39)
It's five o'clock somewhere.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:02 PM (0OP+5)

284 Or maybe just singlemalt?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2022 06:01 PM (anj39)

Solid choice.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:03 PM (XIJ/X)

285 For coleslaw, nothing beats adding some Habenero peppers to it. Makes what we used to call...Go To Hell Slaw.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 31, 2022 06:03 PM (R5lpX)

286 266 There is a video of Bill Russell driving for the net and he actually leaped (lept?) completely over an opponent trying to block him.
Never touched the guy, just boom, airborne and made the dunk.
Posted by: gourmand du jour, 60 and foggy at July 31, 2022 05:52 PM (jTmQV)

Bill Russell owned Wilt Chamberlain, when they played against each other.

I know that people say that Jordan was the greatest, but I always stuck with Russell. Won more rings as a player, and also won it all as a coach.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 31, 2022 06:03 PM (4FZkz)

287 269 I bought a mandolin at a garage sale for $1. Hardly use it.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2022 05:55 PM (89T5c)

I know this is the food thread, but I thought you got a musical instrument mandolin at a garage sale for $1 and I was about to congratulate on a tremendous bargain and wonder why you hadn't started lessons.

Then it hit me.

Posted by: Moki at July 31, 2022 06:03 PM (JrN/x)

288 Some jackass in Illinois won the magamillion 1.28 something billion with a B.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:58 PM


And the state of illinois is going to scrape off a cool $477,000 in state taxes on top of the fed 20% rate before that person sees a dime of that money.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 31, 2022 06:04 PM (bVYXr)

289 bought a mandolin at a garage sale for $1. Hardly use it.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2022 05:55 PM (89T5c)

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You lyre!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 06:04 PM (u73oe)

290 nurse I'm good for a bus ticket to the Cowgirl Museum in OK city and lunch at the nearest Mickey D's.
Posted by: Ben Had


Wait, is that separate from the Cowboy Museum, or just a ladies' auxiliary?

Western Heritage - Prairie Privilege

There's a lot to admire about a straight-shooting cowboy. There's a lot to appreciate about a serious cowgirl. We are all uplifted when they raise good kids.

My ranching neighbors' children, grandchildren, and great-grans are salt of the earth.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at July 31, 2022 06:06 PM (50XzL)

291 bought a mandolin at a garage sale for $1. Hardly use it.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2022 05:55 PM (89T5c)

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You lyre!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2022 06:04 PM (u73oe)
***

String 'em up!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2022 06:06 PM (anj39)

292 Actually sooner than that. Dad planted one in the back yard. It grew to about the height of the (two story) house in about 5 years. It did not make it though. They evidently are pretty fragile outside of the particular environment of where they are found.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2022 06:01 PM (dNqv+)

**.

Same thing with Fraser Fir Trees. They won't grow in the flat lands. I know a few people who planted one thinking they'd have a Christmas tree in a few years, only to watch it die. They only grow above a certain altitude.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 31, 2022 06:06 PM (R5lpX)

293 288 Some jackass in Illinois won the magamillion 1.28 something billion with a B.
Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 05:58 PM


And the state of illinois is going to scrape off a cool $477,000 in state taxes on top of the fed 20% rate before that person sees a dime of that money.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 31, 2022 06:04 PM (bVYXr)
I was all fixed to celebrate my win with an ice cold Svedka too.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:07 PM (0OP+5)

294 Ask them who the voted for and base your actions on their decision because actions have consequences.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 06:02 PM (StBu4)

Ha! I might not feel so bad for them once I knew.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 06:07 PM (OX9vb)

295 It's five o'clock somewhere.
Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:02 PM (0OP+5)

284 Or maybe just singlemalt?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2022 06:01 PM (anj39)

Solid choice.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:03 PM (XIJ/X)
***

That makes it unanimous!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2022 06:07 PM (anj39)

296 Unless TSA starts checking roads from N.M. to TX we'll be fine.
(We were going to fly due to being requested to be in Ferndale WA the weekend before for a wedding; but, the air delays put us back in wheels and a camper in Corsicana).
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 05:51 PM (StBu4)


If you're entering New Mexico from Texas by way of US 62/180, there's a border security checkpoint several miles east of the turnoff to the Hueco Tanks.

Just FYI.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 31, 2022 06:09 PM (ZSK0i)

297 I was in the kitchen all day, don't feel like making dinner. Just Cabernet for me.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 06:09 PM (OX9vb)

298 OT: some Slavic language soldiers clearing land mines

https://www.itemfix.com/v?t=e5l2lk

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 06:10 PM (xhaym)

299 We did BLT's last night. Home grown tomatoes, thick cut bacon and lettuce with mayo. The bread's the key. Not too thick or thin. Artisan white, toasted. Awesome.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 31, 2022 06:10 PM (BFigT)

300 It is too hot to raise bread dough right, this week.
The yeast works too fast and the dough goes sour on me.
I swore to go to batter breads and cornbread until this heat wave breaks

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 06:12 PM (xhaym)

301 *opens a bottle of Rodney Strong Cab for April* Soon

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:14 PM (5kRSY)

302 In Delaware County in Pa at a arboretum there is a Sequoia, not up to California standard but seen it and it has to be 100 feet at least.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 06:14 PM (k8B25)

303 The yeast works too fast and the dough goes sour on me.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 06:12 PM (xhaym)

Refrigerate the dough for a long cold fermentation.

It will work.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:14 PM (XIJ/X)

304 I was able to see Bill Russell in a couple of Celtic playoff games and met him at a basketball clinic. Nicest guy on the planet. Russell and some other Celtics made an appearance in my hometown. Sixty years later I still remember my 4' 10" mom and her perfect view of his belt buckle. It was a playful family joke for the rest of her life.

Posted by: JTB at July 31, 2022 06:15 PM (7EjX1)

305 My BLT has morphed into a piece of garlic toast, thin sliced tomato, provolone cheese, bacon and an over easy egg on top.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:17 PM (5kRSY)

306 Hot weather food?
Try watermelon and mint and feta. A little red onion. Some olive oil and red wine vinegar.

Mmmm

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 06:18 PM (U2p+3)

307 Refrigerate the dough for a long cold fermentation.
It will work.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:14 PM (XIJ/X)


I am told that I can make bread with Floristor, since the yeast is only active above 90-95 F

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2022 06:21 PM (xhaym)

308 >>I was able to see Bill Russell in a couple of Celtic playoff games and met him at a basketball clinic. Nicest guy on the planet.

I met Deacon Jones at a college BBQ in Louisiana - no joke. That guy was huge beyond belief - his feet alone seemed to measure between my feet and knees. Of course, I was a 5' 11'' 140 college kid, but still...I never forgot how big people could really be. Meantime, he was the nicest guy in the world, just a happy person. I thought he would be this star with an attitude - nope...just a genuine dude.

Posted by: Boswell at July 31, 2022 06:22 PM (+Cgut)

309 Ice cold Svedka. Brisk.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:22 PM (0OP+5)

310 305 My BLT has morphed into a piece of garlic toast, thin sliced tomato, provolone cheese, bacon and an over easy egg on top.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:17 PM


My wife thought we had tomatoes, but alas we had none.

My BLT turned into a bacon only appetizer. (I was not upset by this turn of events.)

I had to eat a turkey and swiss sandwich for my actual lunch.

P.S. Howdy, Ben Had!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at July 31, 2022 06:23 PM (tkyK5)

311 Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:07 PM (0OP+5)

Illinois has flat tax of 4.95%. On $1 billion the tax would be $50 million, not $500 thousand.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at July 31, 2022 06:23 PM (Spr0s)

312 Nurse I'm with ya! Double your money double your fun!

Posted by: jewells45 at July 31, 2022 06:23 PM (nxdel)

313 Almost every honor system roadside stand around here has perfect watermelons waiting for somebody to put $5 in the can and find the table salt.

I've eaten at least one a week for the last month. Between them and tomatoes, I'm pretty much exactly where I want to be.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 31, 2022 06:23 PM (sxAED)

314 302. Giant Sequoia in the John J. Tyler Arboretum, Media, PA

Posted by: Lola at July 31, 2022 06:24 PM (NIYa7)

315 311 Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:07 PM (0OP+5)

Illinois has flat tax of 4.95%. On $1 billion the tax would be $50 million, not $500 thousand.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at July 31, 2022 06:23 PM (Spr0s)
See, that right there is why you never have a big winner in Texas.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:26 PM (0OP+5)

316 Pillage Idiot, that is an acceptable substitute. want some green chili in Oct?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:26 PM (5kRSY)

317 International travel is not expensive. I'm baffled why Murricans think that. Last trip was SWISS USD$515 round trip to Balkan Country. I would have gotten a nicer room at my Hotel Moskva but the staff knows me. And said NOPE, and seriously put me in the craziest isolated room.
"Holy shit, he's back!"
Nah, do Eastern Europe or Balkans or Miklos Hungary. It's awesome.
If you want to piss away your money in France or Germany then Fuck You.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 06:27 PM (U11/V)

318 Anyone want to sponsor me so I can just travel and eat and explore and go to museums and beaches and climb mountains and sail the seas?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 05:50 PM


Do your make-up like a 14 y.o. girl.

Remove all intellectual content from your speech, and use only the most vapid and trite phrases possible.

Become a youtube influencer.

Step 4: Profit and travel.

(My 16 y.o. daughter says that there is an incredibly large number of brain-dead people making unbelievable amounts of money on the internet as influencers.)

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at July 31, 2022 06:27 PM (tkyK5)

319 Seriously I consider Western Europe nothing more than a theme park.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 06:28 PM (U11/V)

320
Hate watermelon, mint and feta. The rest sounds good though, lol.

Posted by: four seasons at July 31, 2022 06:28 PM (PisyI)

321 Not giving them the left over pinto beans for obvious reasons.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 31, 2022 05:43 PM


Mongo concur.

Posted by: Mongo at July 31, 2022 06:28 PM (a3Q+t)

322 316 Pillage Idiot, that is an acceptable substitute. want some green chili in Oct?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:26 PM


Yes please!

I can't shoot for sh*t, and I can't eat flaming hot sauce. I am just glad that REAL Texans still invite me down for the MoMe!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at July 31, 2022 06:30 PM (tkyK5)

323 310 305 My BLT has morphed into a piece of garlic toast, thin sliced tomato, provolone cheese, bacon and an over easy egg on top.
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Dammit now I'm making a BLT. Mine is toasted Keto bread (GAINNNZ!), thick sliced peppered bacon on the flattop, fresh tomato, iceberg and sliced provolone. Seasoned with S&P and ranch dressing.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 31, 2022 06:30 PM (SeyZ7)

324 Lola that's one I am talking about

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 06:31 PM (k8B25)

325 Try a BLAT.
(bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato)

Posted by: gourmand du jour, 60 and foggy at July 31, 2022 06:31 PM (jTmQV)

326 Soon you will be sous viding with the best of us!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

===

Putting meat in a plastic bag and then in a jacuzzi for a day sounds like an STD.

just. No. Learn to cook.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 31, 2022 04:30 PM


There was a time when the puny, girly-man 9mm seemed like the cat's meow. But then you were introduced to the 1911 and the .45 ACP.

As growth is possible in one thing, it is possible in another.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 31, 2022 06:32 PM (a3Q+t)

327 Allright, ok, I have thawed out a pack of thick cut bacon and will fry the whole bunch in the morning, have enough for the whole week.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:33 PM (0OP+5)

328 I did look into clearing land mines in Bosnia, my contacts told me not to do it. Everything was fluid and people would set and forget, no maps. It's worse than WWII Desert, and much ground is tectonic. Plates will shift, mines will rotate, and go off in rock contact.
I was advised to just show up, and donate to our Orthodox Church.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 06:34 PM (U11/V)

329 Ice cream time
And Bad Blue
https://tinyurl.com/2hmys2wy

18 Kevin Sorbo - If you have private security shut up about your thoughts on gun control

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2022 06:34 PM (k8B25)

330 I lost my pesto recipe. Does anyone have a good one? I have tons of basil I need to do something with.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 31, 2022 06:36 PM (nxdel)

331 You know if you stick a couple slices of bacon in a bloody mary that's almost complete meal right there.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:36 PM (0OP+5)

332 Posted by: Pillage Idiot at July 31, 2022 06:30 PM (tkyK5)
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Your twin will be there this year!

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2022 06:36 PM (0IeYL)

333 Just when you thought it was safe to get sloshed...

Beware the "Margarita Burn"!!!

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/margarita-burn-

phytophotodermatitis

(remove extra space)

This sounds kinda fake and silly to me, but hey, who'da thought people would actually be allergic to peanuts? That one still feels like an Andy Kaufmanesque joke being played on the rest of us.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2022 06:36 PM (5NkmN)

334 You know if you stick a couple slices of bacon in a bloody mary that's almost complete meal right there.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:36 PM (0OP+5)

You can make candied bacon in a twisty shape that is perfect for Bloody Marys.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:37 PM (XIJ/X)

335
Oh, and I saw Phytophotodermatitis open for Emerson, Lake, and Palmer at the Super Drum in '75.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2022 06:38 PM (5NkmN)

336 334 You know if you stick a couple slices of bacon in a bloody mary that's almost complete meal right there.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:36 PM (0OP+5)

You can make candied bacon in a twisty shape that is perfect for Bloody Marys.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:37 PM (XIJ/X)
Every Christmas a guy's wife sends him to work with baggies of chocolate covered bacon.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:39 PM (0OP+5)

337 I have thawed out a pack of thick cut bacon and will fry the whole bunch in the morning, have enough for the whole week.
Posted by: Eromero

This sentence does not make sense.
Pack of Bacon can not be enough for a whole week.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 06:39 PM (StBu4)

338 Bloody Mary's made with gazpacho that has roasted jalapeno in it will be in the bar.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:41 PM (5kRSY)

339 301 *opens a bottle of Rodney Strong Cab for April* Soon
Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:14 PM (5kRSY)

Yes!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 31, 2022 06:41 PM (OX9vb)

340 337 I have thawed out a pack of thick cut bacon and will fry the whole bunch in the morning, have enough for the whole week.
Posted by: Eromero

This sentence does not make sense.
Pack of Bacon can not be enough for a whole week.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 06:39 PM (StBu4)
3 slices per tortilla.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:41 PM (0OP+5)

341 This sentence does not make sense.
Pack of Bacon can not be enough for a whole week.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 06:39 PM (StBu4)

It's Texas...maybe the packs are three pounds?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:41 PM (XIJ/X)

342 At Baskin-Robbins, back in the day, you could order the ice cream sandwiches, a six pack, in any flavor they had.

Chocolate Mint is the bomb.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 31, 2022 06:43 PM (C1rbv)

343 I met Deacon Jones at a college BBQ in Louisiana - no joke. That guy was huge beyond belief - his feet alone seemed to measure between my feet and knees. Of course, I was a 5' 11'' 140 college kid, but still...I never forgot how big people could really be. Meantime, he was the nicest guy in the world, just a happy person. I thought he would be this star with an attitude - nope...just a genuine dude.
Posted by: Boswell at July 31, 2022 06:22 PM (+Cgut)

I enjoyed his turn as the big boss in Good vs Evil (2000). Speaking of which, Nichelle Nichols showed up in the 2nd episode, "Renunciation" as Henry McNeil's mother.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 31, 2022 06:43 PM (ZSK0i)

344 Just had the worst watermelon I've ever bought. It was still green and barely pink inside. They just don't grow tasty watermelons any more. At least the local canteloupe I bought looks good.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2022 06:45 PM (9WSy4)

345 332 Posted by: Pillage Idiot at July 31, 2022 06:30 PM
----
Your twin will be there this year!
Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2022 06:36 PM


I am not surprised.

At least once a day on AOS there is a story about Idiots proliferating across the U.S.!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at July 31, 2022 06:45 PM (tkyK5)

346 During Mask Madness, when we were tasked with enforcement of that, well, before I exploded and got County Detectives sent to my job, I attempted to explain to a White Scarf Woman:
"We can't get our customers to reliability wear PANTS. Explain to me how any of these barely dressed motherfuckers are going to wear a FUCKING MASK "

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 06:45 PM (U11/V)

347
It's Texas...maybe the packs are three pounds?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

That makes sense... everything is big in Texas.

Punch line only: Don't flush it!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 06:47 PM (StBu4)

348 346 During Mask Madness, when we were tasked with enforcement of that, well, before I exploded and got County Detectives sent to my job, I attempted to explain to a White Scarf Woman:
"We can't get our customers to reliability wear PANTS. Explain to me how any of these barely dressed motherfuckers are going to wear a FUCKING MASK "
Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 06:45 PM (U11/V)
Dazzling word usage. Newsletter?

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2022 06:47 PM (0OP+5)

349 Ben Had- is there camping on-site or nearby at the MOME? Not sure if we will be able to afford the gas, but we'd likely bring the rv if we make it.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 31, 2022 06:50 PM (SeyZ7)

350 Thanks for all the comments folks!

Even you people who shoot 9mm and don't Sous Vide!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:51 PM (XIJ/X)

351 "At Baskin-Robbins, back in the day, you could order the ice cream sandwiches, a six pack, in any flavor they had. "

Does anyone remember Baskin-Robbins Mandarin Chocolate Sherbet?

Posted by: Tuna at July 31, 2022 06:51 PM (gLRfa)

352 Posted by: Pillage Idiot at July 31, 2022 06:45 PM (tkyK5)
----
True!

Posted by: Weasel at July 31, 2022 06:52 PM (0IeYL)

353 My favorite and put our Black employees into conniptions was all of us fighting with Black customers calling us Racists while our State was saying we had to make them wear masks.
"You a RACIST!"
The worst was the impact on Black employees, having that thrown at them.
You have no idea how damaging that was.
And no, if I caught some old lady boosting cat food, I'm not asking who she voted for. I am BUSTING her for stealing period.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 06:52 PM (U11/V)

354 I don't give a fuck who you voted for. You're stealing.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 06:54 PM (U11/V)

355 BunkerintheBurbs, plenty of RV/Camper parking on the ranch. Email me at the address in the left sidebar.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:54 PM (5kRSY)

356 Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 06:52 PM (U11/V)


WTF?

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 31, 2022 06:55 PM (bVYXr)

357 I don't give a fuck who you voted for. You're stealing.
Posted by: LenNeal at July 31, 2022 06:54 PM


That's not true for *all* 81 million of us.

Posted by: Actual Brandon Voters at July 31, 2022 06:56 PM (a3Q+t)

358 CBD, Thank you for the always enjoyable food thread.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:56 PM (5kRSY)

359 Ditto Ben Had.
Thanks CBD.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 06:56 PM (StBu4)

360 CBD, Thank you for the always enjoyable food thread.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2022 06:56 PM (5kRSY)

It was my pleasure young lady!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:57 PM (XIJ/X)

361 Thanks CBD.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 06:56 PM (StBu4)

Always a pleasure!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2022 06:57 PM (XIJ/X)

362 Un Great Barrington MA, there used to be a breakfast place and 6 miles south, a diner

they are both defunct but we got a bagel place that is woke and terrible and a DD

However, they got 7 pot shops and a stand in line and eat outside that serves a 15 buck burger

Life is good

Posted by: REDACTED at July 31, 2022 06:58 PM (us2H3)

363 Nood Gun Thread is nie!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 07:01 PM (StBu4)

364
That restaurant photo looks remarkably like a place that existed on US 301 in eastern MD in the stretch of road between LaPlata and Waldorf. It, too, was closed twenty-five plus years ago when I drove by it, but I often wondered what stories were associated with it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 31, 2022 07:01 PM (ZvxPV)

365 Nood Gun Thread is nie!
Posted by: AZ deplorable

Nie=nigh.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 31, 2022 07:02 PM (StBu4)

366 I buy a 3 lb package of thick pepper bacon. I think I have two in the freezer

Posted by: Infidel at July 31, 2022 07:03 PM (mn1Pi)

367 The song why dont we get drunk and screw became a family fav during the EARLY 70'S WHEN THIS WAS A POPULAR COCKTAIL..

SLOW COMFORTABLE SCREW
1 oz. (30ml) Sloe Gin
1 oz. (30ml) Southern Comfort
1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
Top with Orange Juice

PREPARATION
1. Fill a collins glass with ice and pour over slow gin, southern comfort, and vodka.
2. Top with orange juice.
DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

Posted by: Commenter What Got a Shirt at July 31, 2022 07:11 PM (CJAql)

368 "I use a big butcher knife (12" curved blade) to quarter and slice the cabbage nice and thin. I think the longish slices add to the texture."

For my family, we use a potato peeler. Quarter the cabbage (simple green), then 'peel' along the top edges, slowly whittling it down in long strands. More importantly, don't go too much to the core of the cabbage.

While it seems a bit of a waste to not use the whole thing, the central core tends to be bitter, which takes away from the slaw. Or so I hear. I have an aversion to mayo, sour cream, and similar, so I don't eat coleslaw, but I help make it.

The half-shaven quarters of cabbage are saved for some other use, like ham-and-cabbage or the like when possible.

Posted by: Another Anon at July 31, 2022 10:00 PM (x8Ov3)

369 I get paid over $85 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless.
Here's what I've been doing... http://www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at August 01, 2022 04:08 AM (+BoQS)

370 Trader Joes. Mini Ice Cream Cones, chocolate chip and vanilla flavor. They are tiny, have a chocolate cone and are chocolate dipped. Dear Lord they are good, but a bit expensive by weight.

Just a recommendation to my fellow morons.

Posted by: ZilWerks at August 01, 2022 02:08 PM (0MpOC)

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