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Food Thread: Spinalis Dorsi And The Other Fine Things In Life

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That's mighty fine eating. Of course every other part of beef cattle is pretty good too! I prefer the NY Strip, cut from just behind the ribs, but a grilled rib steak is a grand and glorious thing, especially if the outer muscle, called the deckle, is a big portion of the steak. It's also called the rib eye cap, or the spinalis dorsi. But whatever it's called, it's delicious. And until recently it wasn't very well known. But all you hipsters figured out that it was fantastic, and it is now an expensive and rare cut.

So why am I waxing poetic about it? I have no idea, except for the fact that the two rib steaks I grilled last night didn't have much of a deckle. And they were a bit of a disappointment overall.

Yeah...life sucks sometimes. Although oddly, this afternoon I tasted the leftovers and they were delicious!

No. I don't have an explanation.

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California lawmakers approve bills to ban grocery, retail stores from offering reusable plastic bags
California lawmakers in both houses recently approved two bills banning grocery and convenience stores statewide from offering customers reusable plastic bags.

California has already banned stores from offering thin, single-use plastic bags, but advocates of the two bills, formally known as AB2236 and SB1053, say that they haven't been enough to combat plastic pollution in the state.


"Plastic pollution?" You mean littering. Maybe tell the cops to arrest litterbugs and start handing out $1,000 tickets and the problem of "plastic pollution" will go away. And please don't bullsh*t me with the nonsense that our landfills are full. Plastic grocery bags are a trivial part of landfill.

This has nothing to do with pollution because there is no "plastic pollution." This has everything to do with two things. First...California has a Democrat super-majority in their legislature so every crackpot stupidity sees the light of day, and probably becomes law. Second, it is power. The pinch-faced scolds of the left cannot bear to see anyone, anywhere being free, so they must ruthlessly control our every action.

Read the entire article; there is even more stupidity than you might guess.

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I have never heard this term, but we recently ate some delicious chow at a good friend's house, and he used this cut. Which I will be trying very soon.

Airline Chicken Breast is simply the base of the wing left on the breast, then trimmed out to look good and be easy to eat.

Anyone familiar with it?

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That's my deep-frying pot, thus the baked-on oil polymers. In my defense, some of that is the remains of the anodizing that has been worn away from many years of heavy use. And why was it on my stove? Because I made twice-fried British-style chips last night, and they were pretty damned good. Definitely the best I have ever made, and I would stack them up against the best I have ever had in a restaurant!

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But that isn't chips you say! And you would be correct. That is a pound of bacon being rendered for baked beans. It sure does look like a lot, but the reality is that there is no such thing as too much bacon.

Oh, I reserve the crispy bacon and add it to the beans before serving. I like the textural contrast. And I like bacon.

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Photo: Kate Dearman

Eggs in biscuits? What is the world coming to?

Is this normal? I have no idea, but I figure it can't hurt to try them, because it is very difficult to screw up biscuits.

How to Bake the Perfect Cathead Biscuit

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I have no idea who Hayden Groves is, and I have no idea whether he is a real expert or a fake internet one. Most of what he says is good advice...except for the final fry. 350 degrees is nonsense. Go hotter. At least 375 degrees, and if you are freezing your chips before the final fry, go to 400 degrees. Hayden Groves' guide to making perfect chips is still a good place to start.

And no, I am not obsessing about chips. I can quit any time I want. I just choose not to.

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[Powerline Blog]

[Hat Tip: Misanthropic HUmanitarian]

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Good butter, and Flap Meat...whatever the hell that is...just send it, Broccolini that isn't $6/bunch, garlic...lots of garlic!, well-marbled hanger steaks and elk chops to: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com.

Who are those poor deluded souls who shake their Manhattans? These are the same people who drink fine bourbon with coke, and probably shake red wine with ice too.

However, I will give dispensation to those who use maple syrup on Brussels Sprouts! I tried that and it worked nicely. I still prefer Agave, but still...

And yes, I used to demand fancy bourbon, but let's face it, $1,200 for a bottle of bourbon is just stupid, insulting, and a ghastly affront to most people's palates and wallets. I think the sweet spot is $40-$60 for excellent and interesting bottles, and bumping that to $100 gets you an incremental improvement in quality, but nothing mind-blowing. More than that and I think you are paying for hype and rarity, which may look good in your liquor cabinet, but doesn't translate to more quality in the bottle.

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1 Food fight

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 04:00 PM (fwDg9)

2 Got a Rib Eye for grill tomorrow, grilling hot dogs with sauerkraut today

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 04:02 PM (fwDg9)

3 rookie; but, the content made me drool in my defense.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 04:03 PM (PdFQi)

4 Mmmmmmm

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 04:04 PM (6YJNM)

5 I reckon the bag scolds won't be happy until we're carrying groceries home by suspending a pole between two men, as they did in cave man days.

At a minimum, I predict a comeback of the Soviet-style rope bag.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 09, 2024 04:04 PM (xCA6C)

6 Hot dogs will go better with the local craft lager I have chilled

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 04:05 PM (fwDg9)

7 Re: Airline Chicken Breast

"Anyone familiar with it?"

My understanding of it, and I don't see it addressed in the video, is that it came about because it's a quick and dirty way to butcher the chicken breast while maximizing the meat and minimizing the prep cost.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at June 09, 2024 04:06 PM (/HDaX)

8 I'm recovering from Covid, so I don't really have a taste for much of anything. I think I'll make a Gin Rickey tonight and have done with it.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 09, 2024 04:06 PM (xCA6C)

9 Thank you CBD for showing those pitiful beef back ribs last week.
I remembered I had 2 4 blade packages from the last steer bought. 10 hours in the smoker with s and p. They were thick, moist, and delicious.
We're having the other 2 ribs today.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 04:06 PM (PdFQi)

10 I have become a Chuck Eye fan. Extension of the Rib-eye, but half the price. Having some tonight, in fact. "Grilled" in a cast iron skillet on the grill. S&P only, with olive oil to keep everything together.

Posted by: goatexchange at June 09, 2024 04:06 PM (6Bmuo)

11 Anyone looking for a good blanca tequila could do worse than El Tesoro. Excellent in Margs.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 09, 2024 04:08 PM (xCA6C)

12 Blanco

Posted by: Archimedes at June 09, 2024 04:08 PM (xCA6C)

13 I got some fermentation weights for kimchee.
Will try them out on a fresh batch of bog standard napa kimchee with green onion, daikon, and julian carrots soon.
But first need to get and pound or so of red pepper powder (korean kind) and a jar of those litte salt shrimp (love it when I can the little eyes looking back at me). Suppose I should get some garlic and ginger root too. And another bottle of fish sauce...
Pretty basic stuff.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at June 09, 2024 04:09 PM (cOq4q)

14 All the years I cut meat, always called the fatty part of the brisket the deckle.

Posted by: Bickle at June 09, 2024 04:10 PM (aA6YN)

15 oh, and to get the chef ready (me), i am having my nightly Kentucky Mule. I have found that the best Mule Fuel is Evan Williams White, which is a bottle in bond (100p), and sells very reasonably in the 1.75L bottle. cant beat the value and taste, in a Mule.

Posted by: goatexchange at June 09, 2024 04:10 PM (6Bmuo)

16 "The pinch-faced scolds of the left cannot bear to see anyone, anywhere being free, so they must ruthlessly control our every action."
---

I think I'll buy a box of 't-shirt' plastic bags before our next trip to visit family and supply them all with about 500 bags each.
It'll drive any scolds through the roof to see them carry their groceries out in those bags.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 04:10 PM (PdFQi)

17 Tonight is organic chicken spatchcocked in the cast iron pan, with potato spinach pie, kasha varnishkes, shiitake gravy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2024 04:12 PM (RIvkX)

18 Those biscuits look good, I need more craggy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2024 04:13 PM (RIvkX)

19 SanFran, good on ya. I introduced wifey to spatchcocked garlic chicken in cast iron (S&P, garlic, butter), and now she demands it about every other week. so simple and tasty and easy.

Posted by: goatexchange at June 09, 2024 04:14 PM (6Bmuo)

20 the reality is that there is no such thing as too much bacon

Despite his Maple Syrup Bigotry, CBD is a true American.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 09, 2024 04:14 PM (llON8)

21 Daughter made me a citrus olive oil semolina cake (in mini bread pans). Since she hates "wet" cake, she make a delicious orange sauce to go with it, but it was served separately.

It was a dang good cake, even knowing she probably went half whole wheat flour and the minimum on sweetener.

As for me, I made Yuling duck and egg fried rice today for lunch. Why Yuling? B/c I ordered Yuling Duck for the 1st time last night, and since it was takeout, it came with a bucket of sauce (along with all our fried riced). I diced the leftover duck, and fried 4 containers of rice with olive oil, 2/3 of a container of the sauce (it had a kick), the tiny hoisin from the mooshu veg, the leftover soy packets, and 2 eggs. Family destroyed it, and it made last night's meal way more cost effective when you can add 6 lunches for the cost of 2 eggs and some olive oil...

Posted by: Nova Local at June 09, 2024 04:15 PM (exHjb)

22 Wife is making beef ribs.

Got those from the holiday sale rib roasts at Christmas time.
I got a bunch (whenever I saw one with decent marbling) and sliced up some steaks after cutting off the ribs and fatty tale.
Bunch of ribeyes cheap. Plus ribs. Wish I knew what to do with the fatty tails... hindsite maybe some cheap lean chuck and make 80/20 burger, or render it down for frying...

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at June 09, 2024 04:15 PM (cOq4q)

23 At a minimum, I predict a comeback of the Soviet-style rope bag.
Posted by: Archimedes at June 09, 2024 04:04 PM (xCA6C)


Nothing wrong with a good, old-fashioned gunnysack.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at June 09, 2024 04:16 PM (/HDaX)

24 damn - look at that typo - I actually meant our leftover steamed Chinese white rice was what I used. Fried rice cost an extra $1 per entree, and with 6 entrees, we got white...

Posted by: Nova Local at June 09, 2024 04:17 PM (exHjb)

25 K keep meaning to try ribs on grill, I haven't done it in years and it's usually a disaster

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 04:17 PM (fwDg9)

26 Skip I gave been craving hot dogs and sauerkraut.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2024 04:17 PM (RIvkX)

27 render it down for frying...
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher

Or for pemmican, shelf stable beef.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 04:20 PM (PdFQi)

28 Did a totally bitchin' ribeye on the grill last night. Blasted thing cost $27 but the wife and I split it two ways, so, ok then. And it came out perfectly.

Tonight's keeping it simpler although not cheaper: salmon with kabocha squash and a green yet to be determined.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at June 09, 2024 04:20 PM (/HDaX)

29 They were thick, moist, and delicious.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 04:06 PM (PdFQi)


You are cruel and heartless and I hate you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:21 PM (d9fT1)

30 Skip - concur with SanFran. Hotdogs & Sauerkraut with brown/hot mustard.... unbeatable. You win.

Posted by: goatexchange at June 09, 2024 04:21 PM (6Bmuo)

31 All the years I cut meat, always called the fatty part of the brisket the deckle.

Posted by: Bickle at June 09, 2024 04:10 PM (aA6YN)

Where you at?

I think it may be regional!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:22 PM (d9fT1)

32 >>>But all you hipsters figured out that it was fantastic, and it is now an expensive and rare cut.

"You hipsters"? Um, are you reading your audience right?

Posted by: m at June 09, 2024 04:22 PM (NHMTR)

33 Good afternoon, horde!

I didn't read the article. What kind of bags does California want you to use? Everybody have to spend coin on canvas, or something?

Or perhaps you can only buy what you can carry in your hands.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 04:23 PM (stmUI)

34 Just back from Oxford and Cornwall. Favorite food from my England trip was Cornish pasties. I enjoyed them even more than the 35 quid lobster at Cadgwith Cove (which was excellent). The first pasty I had was at Kennack Sands after hiking about 6 miles (including sinking into ankle deep mud and my first encounter with stinging nettles) with several more miles to go that day. It was manna from heaven.

Also enjoyed some Indian food in Oxford, including dosas, which were new to me. Of course I had to try a gunpowder dosa.

And I have a new favorite beverage - cider with a shot of blackcurrant.

Posted by: screaming in digital at June 09, 2024 04:24 PM (iZbyp)

35 bottle in bond (100p)

Posted by: goatexchange at June 09, 2024 04:10 PM (6Bmuo)


You speak the truth.

I have droned on at great length about this...high alcohol booze is the way to go for cocktails!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:24 PM (d9fT1)

36 British foods that sound gross but are delightful:
clotted cream
digestive biscuits

British foods that sound gross and are gross:
mushy peas

Posted by: screaming in digital at June 09, 2024 04:26 PM (iZbyp)

37 Favorite food from my England trip was Cornish pasties.

And I have a new favorite beverage - cider with a shot of blackcurrant.

Posted by: screaming in digital at June 09, 2024 04:24 PM (iZbyp)

They are good! [And I will refrain from the coarse joke about where they get the pasties]

And if you like that, try a "Kir," which is just white wine with a bit of black current liquor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:27 PM (d9fT1)

38 Also enjoyed some Indian food in Oxford, including dosas, which were new to me. Of course I had to try a gunpowder dosa.

And I have a new favorite beverage - cider with a shot of blackcurrant.
Posted by: screaming in digital at June 09, 2024 04:24 PM (iZbyp)


I've had dosas but not the gunpowder variety. I looked that one up and it's a rather interesting spice mix.

On the menu it goes...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at June 09, 2024 04:29 PM (/HDaX)

39 Every once in awhile, CBD nails it; certainly more often than MisHum or bluebell are willing to assign him credit for. Examples being his assertion that The Beach Boys are the world's greatest band, and now today, that the rib eye cap, or the spinalis dorsi, is the finest eating on a steer.

It's worth buying the whole roast and dissecting it out yourself, to avoid overcooking it when doing th roast.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 09, 2024 04:32 PM (ZuMBR)

40 Mmmm... Cathead biscuits and chocolate gravy.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 09, 2024 04:32 PM (hoCmQ)

41 Other favorites were pork belly at the Trout Inn and sticky toffee pudding at the Paris Hotel in Coverack. Mmmmm....

Also very much enjoyed a meal and coffee at Queens Lane Coffee House, which claims to be the longest established coffee house in Europe. I believe there are others which claim to be older, but it lays claim to oldest continually established coffee house.

In spite of walking/hiking 5-10 miles per day most days, including lots of steep hills, I gained about 5 pounds because I ate All the Things.

Posted by: screaming in digital at June 09, 2024 04:34 PM (iZbyp)

42 "plastic pollution"

OK, now do an image search for "CA train looting". (No, really, do this if you don't already know exactly what I'm talking about)

I don't really care what the progs' problem is anymore. Into the helicopter they go.

Posted by: somedood at June 09, 2024 04:34 PM (sZ9zZ)

43 British foods that sound gross but are delightful:
clotted cream
digestive biscuits

British foods that sound gross and are gross:
mushy peas
Posted by: screaming in digital at June 09, 2024 04:26 PM


What are your views on Spotted Dick?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 09, 2024 04:34 PM (ZuMBR)

44 I think it may be regional!

It's not a Uttica expression.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 09, 2024 04:36 PM (CHHv1)

45 It's worth buying the whole roast and dissecting it out yourself, to avoid overcooking it when doing th roast.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 09, 2024 04:32 PM (ZuMBR)

That's why it flew under the radar for so long...it was often overcooked with the prime rib. It was still delicious, but not quite the revelation it can be when cooked correctly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:37 PM (d9fT1)

46 I like bacon in my baked beans.

However, I like bacon SO much, that it is preferrable to eat the bacon first, and then the beans.

The bacon can then be rendered ... in my belly!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 04:37 PM (HlyYF)

47 Ask yourself how do they come up with these local or global numbers? X billion tons of CO2, Y million pounds of plastic, etc. These figures are (a) bogus (b) the uppers of estimated ranges (c) repeated bogus numbers - knowing how the Left loves plagiarizing.

Posted by: Ciampino - Queer, all of them Dems at June 09, 2024 04:38 PM (qfLjt)

48 I like bacon SO much, that it is preferrable to eat the bacon first, and then the beans.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 04:37 PM (HlyYF)


You youngsters!

Make a double batch of bacon. Eat half, and put the rest into the beans!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:39 PM (d9fT1)

49 At a minimum, I predict a comeback of the Soviet-style rope bag.
Posted by: Archimedes at June 09, 2024 04:04 PM (xCA6C)[/i\

the "Avoska", the "maybe baq"

as in "maybe there will be something to buy at the store"

THANK YOU FOR COSMOPOLITIZING MY LIFE!!!

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 04:39 PM (D7oie)

50 California needs a law banning California.

Oh look! Martini Time! One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 09, 2024 04:40 PM (R/m4+)

51 Bacon, hamhocks and a bottle of guinness go in my beans

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 04:41 PM (Srw7t)

52 26 Skip I gave been craving hot dogs and sauerkraut.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2024 04:17 PM


And I have been craving a Ribeye.

Skip, please invite San Franpsycho over for dinner tonight, then invite me over for dinner TOMORROW night!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 04:41 PM (HlyYF)

53 43
You left out Black Pudding.

Posted by: Ciampino - Sun Update #02 at June 09, 2024 04:42 PM (qfLjt)

54 47 Ask yourself how do they come up with these local or global numbers? X billion tons of CO2, Y million pounds of plastic, etc. These figures are (a) bogus (b) the uppers of estimated ranges (c) repeated bogus numbers - knowing how the Left loves plagiarizing.
Posted by: Ciampino - Queer, all of them Dems at June 09, 2024 04:38 PM (qfLjt)


Estimating is an art.

Posted by: The Gaza Ministry of Health at June 09, 2024 04:42 PM (PiwSw)

55 What are your views on Spotted Dick?
Posted by: Duncanthrax
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I have never encountered any Spotted Dick in my travels or otherwise.

Posted by: screaming in digital at June 09, 2024 04:42 PM (iZbyp)

56 They were thick, moist, and delicious.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 04:06 PM (PdFQi)

You are cruel and heartless and I hate you.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

You're the one posting magnificent meals each Sunday. I'll take that as a compliment!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 04:42 PM (PdFQi)

57 I remember pizza in England was bad

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 04:42 PM (fwDg9)

58 This was the BEST Soviet accesory ever!
https://shorturl.at/9qI3U
"The USSR had many eco-friendly habits..."

*facepalm*

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 09, 2024 04:43 PM (llON8)

59 I think we live in a sweet spot for beef. Wife gets great coupons, and got a half dozen bone in ribeyes for less than 40 bucks. We share one for dinner. Still have three for upcoming dinners.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, My Two Cents at June 09, 2024 04:44 PM (hZc6Q)

60 CBD (and others),

I love the backstrap from the deer we harvest.

Is that the equivalent of the rib eye cap?

(Currently, we only field dress our deer and then let an expert butcher them.)

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 04:45 PM (HlyYF)

61
Where you at?

I think it may be regional!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:22 PM (d9fT1)

The BBQ place we went to in Texas called it the deckle. They included a sticker on the whole briskets that informed you "fat layer is left on for addition flavor."

Posted by: Moki at June 09, 2024 04:45 PM (wLjpr)

62 Pillage, if you process a young doe try smoking a hind quarter.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 04:47 PM (Srw7t)

63 I didn't read the article. What kind of bags does California want you to use? Everybody have to spend coin on canvas, or something?

Or perhaps you can only buy what you can carry in your hands.
Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 04:23 PM (stmUI)


I am >this

every solution is a fix to a problem caused by the previous fix. Because this is what government does. I am beginning to agree with Grover Nordquist in wishing for a government small enough to drown in a bathtub.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 04:47 PM (D7oie)

64 I love the backstrap from the deer we harvest.

Is that the equivalent of the rib eye cap?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 04:45 PM (HlyYF)

No.

Play around with this: https://bovine.unl.edu/cross-sections/7

Slide the layer over to rib "E."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:48 PM (d9fT1)

65 It occurs to me that haggis would be a fine candidate for the sous vide process.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 09, 2024 04:48 PM (ZuMBR)

66 All of your posts about ham and beans made me dig into the freeze this week. I found the ham hock I had stashed last Christmas and added it to a batch of pinto beans.
Wow, thank you for the suggestion.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 04:49 PM (PdFQi)

67 The BBQ place we went to in Texas called it the deckle.

Posted by: Moki at June 09, 2024 04:45 PM (wLjpr)


No argument from me. The word is also used to describe the Spinalis Dorsi, which is a crescent of deliciousness around the ribeye.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:50 PM (d9fT1)

68 Spotted Dick

6 ounces of flour
3 ounces of butter
4 ounces of sultanas or raisins
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Dick
Water
Chop the butter as you would suet, and mix into it the flour with the sultanas or raisins, and the baking powder. Add as much water as will make a paste thick enough to roll out, as for roly-poly pudding or jam roll. When rolled out, add dick, fold over, and put into a pudding cloth, and boil for about one hour.

Posted by: Spotty Recipes at June 09, 2024 04:50 PM (vFG9F)

69 I've been on a breakfast sammich kick.

Today was sweet Italian sausage, scrambled eggs and cheddar on a ciabatta roll. Add some Trader Joe's Green Dragon Sauce and it was splendid.

I put the roll with the already cooked sausage on half and the cheese o. The other half in the oven and preheat to 350. Scramble the eggs (not too dry, I hate dry scrambled eggs). When the preheat tomer goes off, turn off the oven and assemble the sammich.

Takes about ten minutes from walking in to the kitchen to eating at the table.

Yum!

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 04:51 PM (sW5jf)

70 I have no idea how part of my comment went away.

fortunately it was the boring part

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 04:51 PM (D7oie)

71 I have no idea how part of my comment went away.
Posted by: Kindltot

I'll add the small amount in the bathtub should be held under water until dead.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 04:55 PM (PdFQi)

72 Those biscuits are well on their way to making a dandy plate of SOS!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 09, 2024 04:55 PM (W/lyH)

73 The BBQ place we went to in Texas called it the deckle. They included a sticker on the whole briskets that informed you "fat layer is left on for addition flavor."
Posted by: Moki at June 09, 2024 04:45 PM


Most BBQers I know call that the point, with the larger muscle called the flat.

However, every TX BBQ joint I've tried calls the flat "lean" and the point "moist". If you ask for flat or point, you get a blank look.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 09, 2024 04:55 PM (ZuMBR)

74 Haggis is pretty much sous vide, as are so many boiled puddings made at the simmer. I suspect a black pudding or a morcilla would be wonderful too, but then again you probably don't want a plastic bag with it in it because it looks like something medical that went really wrong. \

I had been looking at getting an under-counter tankless water heater to heat the bath for when I can fruit juice and want it pasteurized instead of boiled in the quart jars. It is supposed to be better for the juice and prevent the pectin from gelling and making the juice hazy.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 04:57 PM (D7oie)

75 There are more non biodegradable surgical masks in the landfills, oceans and beaches than plastic bags.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 04:59 PM (sW5jf)

76 >>California lawmakers in both houses recently approved two bills banning grocery and convenience stores statewide from offering customers reusable plastic bags.


Named the Doubling-Down on Stupid bill?

I swear the progressives exist to throw sand in every gear of a functioning society simply to give them new problems to fix -- with even more sand!

Brawndo, it makes a body strong!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2024 05:00 PM (cCVOS)

77 "The USSR had many eco-friendly habits..."
*facepalm*
Posted by: Helena Handbasket


You can't get much more eco-friendly than using your extraneous peasants as fertilizer.

Posted by: zombie Joe Stalin at June 09, 2024 05:00 PM (DgGvY)

78 Biscuits and sausage gravy tonight. Gonna sleep like a log!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:00 PM (YRsIm)

79 I had an airline chicken breast last night for the first time
Delicious
My date had a rotisserie chicken was was jealous of mine
The attached video was very informative, I'll be trying this at home

Posted by: Trainnut at June 09, 2024 05:02 PM (YnwsC)

80 Make a double batch of bacon. Eat half, and put the rest into the beans!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:39 PM


"Eat half"?

Those look like words - in English. However, I cannot possibly grasp any possible meaning for those words placed together in that fashion.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 05:03 PM (HlyYF)

81 >>Ask yourself how do they come up with these local or global numbers? X billion tons of CO2, Y million pounds of plastic, etc.


Computer data models.
Very reliable, top-rate models developed with care by highly credentialed, award-winning Scientists!!





*Just don't ask for the source of the underlying data, science-denier!!

Posted by: Michael Mann at June 09, 2024 05:04 PM (cCVOS)

82 62 Pillage, if you process a young doe try smoking a hind quarter.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 04:47 PM


Howdy Ben!

My wife has already been doing fabulous things with the roasts.

However, smoked venison sounds awesome. I probably need to measure my brother's smoker to see what we can fit!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 05:07 PM (HlyYF)

83 Got a good skald on my German tater salad today. Secret is lots of vinegar.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 09, 2024 05:07 PM (hoCmQ)

84 Grilled chicken last night with and easy marinade: equal parts* mayo and dijon mustard + chopped, fresh rosemary. Keeps it moist and tasty!



*2-3 T each for 1 lb chicken breasts

Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2024 05:08 PM (cCVOS)

85 "Ask yourself how do they come up with these local or global numbers? X billion tons of CO2, Y million pounds of plastic, etc."

They just appear.

Posted by: Dr Fauxchi at June 09, 2024 05:08 PM (vFG9F)

86 70 I have no idea how part of my comment went away.

fortunately it was the boring part

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 04:51 PM


If you do figure it out, please let us know.

There are several OTHER websites that I read, where such tech skills would be very valuable to be applied to many people's comments!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 05:10 PM (HlyYF)

87 My cherry tree produced this year. I planted it two summers ago. Just had a handful last summer, which the birds got. It was pretty loaded this season, but it's only about a five-foot high bush. I picked it clean this afternoon and got about two quarts of cherries. Should be enough for about a half- pint of preserves. Ha.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 05:11 PM (OX9vb)

88 Beautiful biscuits, btw.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2024 05:11 PM (cCVOS)

89 Well, it does conjure up an image. . . I like it!

For those not in the know, “cathead” is a Southernism for a biscuit that’s as big as a cat’s head. One could ponder if a less evocative size comparison might have been found, but the name just kind of works (and is certainly preferable to “tuna can biscuits” or “ashtray biscuits”. For biscuit sticklers—try to say that three times fast—yes, catheads are often formed by hand. But because the Midtowner’s customers consume 1,500 of them a week with breakfast and blue-plate lunches, an oversized three-inch round cutter is deployed for the sake of efficiency.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2024 05:12 PM (cCVOS)

90 Abdallah Aljamal, the Al Jazeera photojournalist who reportedly held Noa Argamani captive in his home. (Twitter/X)Aljamal and his immediate family also attempted to block the twenty-six-year-old hostage’s rescue, and were shot and killed during the ensuing confrontation.

phototerrorism is a dangerous profession.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 09, 2024 05:13 PM (ENQN6)

91 Ms G took the skin and fat off some chicken bone-in thighs and I peppered them then gasgrilled them.

Cooling off now, they'll be the protein in our caesar salads.

But first a drink, some Dewars over a 2-inch clear ice cube. Out of rye, no more Bushmills, the scotch is gonna have to do.

The Sunday market up at the park had food trucks, one a pizza guy with a woodfired oven inside, selling breakfast pizza, sausage or bacon, eggs, mozzarella with a little shaved comte in it for interest. We'd eaten already.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at June 09, 2024 05:13 PM (ZtgZZ)

92 Good work on the cherry tree, Dash!

Did you cover it with netting this year, or just manage to beat the theavin' birds?

P.S. I did eat a ripe sandplum at our farm yesterday. Very tasty, but should be another two weeks before the great bulk ripen.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 05:14 PM (HlyYF)

93 Pillage idiot, I netted it this year. I learned.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 05:15 PM (OX9vb)

94 Saw a recipe for honey garlic parmesan biscuits. Contemplating giving this a try.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:16 PM (Srw7t)

95 a while back I canned a batch of "stew meat" that I seasoned with salt, vinegar, pepper, allspice and nutmeg. It is OK in a stew with potatoes, but as a sandwich spread it is downright awesome. It has more aspic than I would like, but that is what happens when I cold-pack meats for canning.

I think I was working off a Russian canned meat recipe, and I will do it again. I used to can meat with just salt and maybe a slice of onion in the bottom of the jar as a cold-pack but it is a bit bland that way. Searing the meat helps firm it up, and gives it better taste, though I have had some that tasted a bit burnt. Beef is always better fresh, but it can be decent when canned.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 05:16 PM (D7oie)

96 But first a drink, some Dewars over a 2-inch clear ice cube. Out of rye, no more Bushmills, the scotch is gonna have to do.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at June 09, 2024 05:13 PM (ZtgZZ)


Are you making your own cubes?

And what does this mean..."Out of rye?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 05:16 PM (d9fT1)

97 Saw a recipe for honey garlic parmesan biscuits. Contemplating giving this a try.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:16 PM (Srw7t)

Savory is the way to go with biscuits, but adding some honey sure does sound tasty!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 05:17 PM (d9fT1)

98 CBD, did you ever get your ice tray made?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:18 PM (Srw7t)

99 If you want to lure me into your sled, don't proffer Turkish Delight (blecch); tempt me with bacon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 09, 2024 05:20 PM (FkUwd)

100 Biscuits should have

butter
flour
milk
salt
baking powder
sugar

Nothing else

https://photos.app.goo.gl/A4BH5KGtUHYEVVqc9

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 09, 2024 05:20 PM (ENQN6)

101 lard, biscuits should have lard.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:22 PM (Srw7t)

102 93 Pillage idiot, I netted it this year. I learned.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 05:15 PM


Thanks. I think I need to net a few fruit trees in our backyard next year. (Only true idiots don't learn!)

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 05:22 PM (HlyYF)

103 Lard wars they have begun.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 05:22 PM (PdFQi)

104 I had leftover steak for dinner )yum!) but tomorrow I will try this recipe for smash burgers with hatch chiles:

https://tinyurl.com/49x46kru

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 09, 2024 05:23 PM (FkUwd)

105
I gotta grow more potatoes. I can make chips, mashed, even vodka. The rest of the vegetables I grow are pretty much pathetic compared to that.

Zucchini or cucumber wine? I don't think so.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 09, 2024 05:23 PM (RKVpM)

106 >> Lard wars they have begun.

Ghee, who saw that coming?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2024 05:23 PM (cCVOS)

107 >>My cherry tree produced this year.


Very cool!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2024 05:25 PM (cCVOS)

108 Lard wars they have begun.

Ghee, who saw that coming?

No blubbering, Fat!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 09, 2024 05:25 PM (FkUwd)

109 Ghee, who saw that coming?
Posted by: Lizzy at June 09, 2024 05:23 PM (cCVOS)


It may clarify it for me

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 05:26 PM (D7oie)

110 101 lard, biscuits should have lard.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:22 PM (Srw7t)

Lard is my second choice. I prefer butter.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 05:26 PM (OX9vb)

111 105
I gotta grow more potatoes. I can make chips, mashed, even vodka. The rest of the vegetables I grow are pretty much pathetic compared to that.

Zucchini or cucumber wine? I don't think so.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 09, 2024 05:23 PM (RKVpM)

Making excess crops into a alcohol is a safe way to make money in good and bad times.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 09, 2024 05:27 PM (ENQN6)

112 110 101 lard, biscuits should have lard.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:22 PM (Srw7t)

Lard is my second choice. I prefer butter.
Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 05:26 PM (OX9vb)

When Crisco had lard yes. But it is easier to get butter now.
cold hard chunky

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 09, 2024 05:28 PM (ENQN6)

113 In the book and movie it was very good about Gus making starter biscuits for the cowboys in his dutch oven.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 09, 2024 05:30 PM (ENQN6)

114 The fig tree got a few branches lopped off to make more room for sunlight over the water lilies, and man o man that thing is loaded with fruit! I don't know if I can find a net big enough for it so the birds are gonna have a field day in a month or so.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:30 PM (YRsIm)

115 Where you at?

I think it may be regional!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 04:22 PM (d9fT1)

The BBQ place we went to in Texas called it the deckle. They included a sticker on the whole briskets that informed you "fat layer is left on for addition flavor."

Oklahoma

Posted by: Miflin at June 09, 2024 05:30 PM (aA6YN)

116 Crotchety Old Jarhead, you have figs, you lucky fella. On the rare occasion the store has them they are about a buck a piece.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:32 PM (Srw7t)

117 114 The fig tree got a few branches lopped off to make more room for sunlight over the water lilies, and man o man that thing is loaded with fruit! I don't know if I can find a net big enough for it so the birds are gonna have a field day in a month or so.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

My German grandfather used to sit on his back deck with a six pack and a BB gun when his figs got ripe.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 05:33 PM (46DZf)

118 Fig walnut chutney is a delightful sammich spread with ham and a smoked provolone.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:34 PM (Srw7t)

119 Wow Ben Had, that sounds incredible.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 05:35 PM (aExPs)

120 Ben Had....I don't even know what kind of figs they are, it just some fig tree I bought a lowes one day. Took a couple of years to get goin but it's a reliable 'bush' now. About 12x10.

I'd be happy to throw some in a bag and bring 'em out to you later this summer.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:36 PM (YRsIm)

121 Had bacon for breakfast, then prepared to put a pot roast in the crock-pot. And since I was doing both at roughly the same time....I figured I would sear the pot roast in the leftover bacon grease! No idea if it will actually affect the taste any, but it sounds cool to try.

Posted by: Castle Guy at June 09, 2024 05:37 PM (Lhaco)

122 103 Lard wars they have begun.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 05:22 PM


I predict better entertainment value than the current Star Wars productions!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 05:37 PM (HlyYF)

123 What kind of bags does California want you to use?

From AB-2236, §42281 of the Public Resources Code:

(1) Cloth or woven textile or washable textile
(2) At least one strap. straps and seams sewn with thread.
(3) capable of carrying 22 pounds over 175' distance for minimum of 300 uses
(4) minimum fabric weight of 80g per m2
(5) Printed on the bag: name of mfr, country of mfr, statement of 300+ uses, statement does not contain lead, cadmium or flame-retardant chemicals.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at June 09, 2024 05:38 PM (KwHva)

124 The word is also used to describe the Spinalis Dorsi, which is a crescent of deliciousness around the ribeye.

Called that the cap. The muscles above the cap I call the lifters, very useful for cubes, stir fry and lots of other stuff.

Posted by: Miflin at June 09, 2024 05:39 PM (aA6YN)

125 (5) Printed on the bag: name of mfr, country of mfr, statement of 300+ uses, statement does not contain lead, cadmium or flame-retardant chemicals.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at June 09, 2024 05:38 PM


Yes state bureaucrats, I always used to carry my fresh produce in my lead and cadmium-lined bag.

Good thing you were there to save me!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 05:41 PM (HlyYF)

126 Approved grocery bags in Cali are gonna cost a fortune!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:41 PM (YRsIm)

127 Wife made chicken foot soup with scotch bonnet. Great way to clear out the allergens.

Posted by: Jamaica at June 09, 2024 05:42 PM (IG7T0)

128 I had leftover steak for dinner )

Never heard of it...

Posted by: Miflin at June 09, 2024 05:44 PM (aA6YN)

129 For the California bags, have they thought about the salmonella issues with them? Or the fact it’s recommended to use reusable plastic bags (like on the rolls by the meat dept and veggie dept) to avoid contamination/ cross contamination? Or they suggest not to put them on your counter, even if you wash them?

Never mind, of course not.

Posted by: Piper at June 09, 2024 05:44 PM (p4NUW)

130 Got hold of fresh caught Atlantic large shrimp yesterday. Retired Coast Guard guy I know with his own boat. Peeled and deveined some, cooked carefully in olive oil after shaking in flour and seasonings, didn't overcook or let them get mushy.

But they seemed to have no taste! Anyone have advice? Or have my over-29 taste buds become unable to pick up the delicate shrimp flavor?

Posted by: skywch at June 09, 2024 05:45 PM (uqhmb)

131 Crotchety Old Jarhead, that's an offer I will gladly take you up on.

A delightful summer pizza is proscuitto, fig,asiago cheese with a white truffle drizzle. I use a thin spread of alfredo sause on the dough.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:45 PM (Srw7t)

132 I tried to make biscuits once, with the instructions on the back of the Bisquick box. Didn't work. Nothing bakes right up here. I just buy the Pillsbury tube o' biscuits now.

Posted by: Don Black at June 09, 2024 05:46 PM (/7KEl)

133 Get Amazon or the delivery peeps to bring you your stuff.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:48 PM (YRsIm)

134 There was an item at the Discount Store, said, Mfg in: _ _.
Right, it was blank in order for whomever to fill it in.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 09, 2024 05:48 PM (gMabG)

135 126 Approved grocery bags in Cali are gonna cost a fortune!
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:41 PM (YRsIm)

Totally not poor-people friendly.

They'll probably get free cloth bags mailed to them or some such.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 05:48 PM (OX9vb)

136
If you're making shrimp without the mere mention of Old Bay they're gonna be pretty flavorless.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 09, 2024 05:49 PM (RKVpM)

137 Well, Divide, I kind of wondered about that. Will get some at the store and try, along with lemons and cocktail sauce. I bought five pounds and froze, so I have a lot to experiment on.

Posted by: skywch at June 09, 2024 05:51 PM (uqhmb)

138 I'll bring figs and cigars. That's all that'll fit in the swing arm bag.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:51 PM (YRsIm)

139 I bought an electric ice cream maker. I don't really need treats. But the idea of knowing exactly what is in it, using this tasty raw milk and cream to make it was just irrestible. Waiting for the milk to chill enough.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 09, 2024 05:51 PM (xjTDL)

140 CrotchetyOldJarhead, I'll supply the Balvenie.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:52 PM (Srw7t)

141 From AB-2236, §42281 of the Public Resources Code:
(1) Cloth or woven textile or washable textile
(2) At least one strap. straps and seams sewn with thread.
(3) capable of carrying 22 pounds over 175' distance for minimum of 300 uses
(4) minimum fabric weight of 80g per m2
(5) Printed on the bag: name of mfr, country of mfr, statement of 300+ uses, statement does not contain lead, cadmium or flame-retardant chemicals.
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure


Weak! Useless!!!

"A 2018 report by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency found that a cloth bag or tote must be used 7,100 times to offset its production emissions."

Posted by: The Science Times at June 09, 2024 05:52 PM (DgGvY)

142 Posted a food (container) related rant in the FWP thread.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2024 05:53 PM (JrPVg)

143 There's an outside chance that our meat prices and choice cuts are going to improve in the not too distant future. If we get someone into the White House with half a functioning brain, they will take full advantage of Argentina's change in government and leaning towards the dollar. Trade has a significant chance to increase with Argentina. Currently, the socialists in the White House are purposefully ignoring Argentina's potential since the leadership doesn't hold the proper "credentials."

However, should someone enter the Oval Office with a mentality of increasing the economic relationship with Argentina, meat will be one of the products focused upon.

Posted by: Orson at June 09, 2024 05:56 PM (dIske)

144 CBD, did you ever get your ice tray made?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 05:18 PM (Srw7t)

I found a coated rack for a few bucks. Maybe not perfect, but it makes a lot more sense than having it custom made for lots of money!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 05:57 PM (d9fT1)

145 My recipe for spatch-cocked cast iron skillet garlic chicken:

Heat skillet on grill
Spatch-cock chicken
Add butter and olive oil to hot skillet
Add chicken
Add all the garlic in pantry, plus butter.
Cook until chicken is cooked.

Tip: eating chicken in the skillet will burn your tongue. But you'll likely do it anyway.

Serve it.

Posted by: goatexchange at June 09, 2024 05:58 PM (6Bmuo)

146 Oh, it's the little man's birthday....did I mention theres fresh carrot cake with coconut cream frosting!?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:59 PM (YRsIm)

147 Jamaicans make pepper shrimp which is whole shrimp simmered with as much hot pepper as you can stand and some other vegetables or what not. Wife makes it with Scotch bonnet puree

Posted by: Jamaica at June 09, 2024 05:59 PM (IG7T0)

148 Here's a new (to me) cocktail that instantly made the rotation. It lives in the Manhattan neighborhood.

Fall Back

1 oz rye whiskey
1 oz Applejack or Calvados (I used calvados)
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino Quintessentia
2 dash Peychaud bitters

Shake shake shake with ice. Strain. Pour into cocktail glass.

Garnish with Orange Peel twist.

Drink!

Very delicious. Lots of flavors whizzing around in this one. Makes a regular Manhattan seem boring.

Don't worry about purchasing the Amaro if you have to-It's also used in the very popular Paper Plane cocktail and just plain delicious by itself as an after-dinner drink.

Go for it!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 09, 2024 06:00 PM (eDfFs)

149 Approved grocery bags in Cali are gonna cost a fortune!
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:41 PM (YRsIm)


It will be a felony to remove the official guv'mint tag from any approved bag.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 09, 2024 06:00 PM (W/lyH)

150 My German grandfather used to sit on his back deck with a six pack and a BB gun when his figs got ripe.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 05:33 PM (46DZf)

Should have used a .45ACP!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:01 PM (d9fT1)

151 136 If you're making shrimp without the mere mention of Old Bay they're gonna be pretty flavorless.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at June 09, 2024 05:49 PM

My wife has loved the little goldfish crackers since her morning sickness days long ago.

She just found actual Old Bay goldfish crackers.

(I hope she doesn't have any "news" for me at dinner tonight!)

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 06:02 PM (HlyYF)

152 150 My German grandfather used to sit on his back deck with a six pack and a BB gun when his figs got ripe.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 05:33 PM (46DZf)

Should have used a .45ACP!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:01 PM


You don't actually want the squirrels and birds to splatter on your tasty figs!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at June 09, 2024 06:04 PM (HlyYF)

153 Approved grocery bags in Cali are gonna cost a fortune!
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 09, 2024 05:41 PM (YRsIm)


Yo!
We need Xmas bonuses too!

Posted by: Grocery Bag Manufacturers of America at June 09, 2024 06:05 PM (W/lyH)

154 No reason to worry about approved bags. Just buy your own plastic bags and bring them to the store. The rules bind the store, not you.

I had bought a bunch, but I left California before I had a chance to use them much, and they were pretty lousy. So I threw them away. It felt good.

Posted by: Splunge at June 09, 2024 06:07 PM (hmKaK)

155 My German grandfather used to sit on his back deck with a six pack and a BB gun when his figs got ripe.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 05:33 PM (46DZf)

Should have used a .45ACP!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:01 PM


I'm thinking Luger.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 09, 2024 06:07 PM (W/lyH)

156 CA is working to become a smuggler's paradise.

Pretty soon, CA will be checking for plastic bags at the border crossing.

Infected fruit will get a pass but someone with a plastic bag: straight to jail.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at June 09, 2024 06:07 PM (QFADP)

157 Should have used a .45ACP!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June

The city of Seattle would not look fondly on that.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 06:07 PM (UlRld)

158 From AB-2236, §42281 of the Public Resources Code:

(1) Cloth or woven textile or washable textile
(2) At least one strap. straps and seams sewn with thread.
(3) capable of carrying 22 pounds over 175' distance for minimum of 300 uses
(4) minimum fabric weight of 80g per m2
(5) Printed on the bag: name of mfr, country of mfr, statement of 300+ uses, statement does not contain lead, cadmium or flame-retardant chemicals.
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at June 09, 2024 05:38 PM (KwHva)

And most of those "textile" bags they sell for a dollar at the store? Made of woven or felted polypropylene fiber. Plastic! Fucking retards, evil retards.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2024 06:08 PM (JrPVg)

159 Thanks Jamaica- hadn't thought about hot pepper!

Posted by: skywch at June 09, 2024 06:08 PM (uqhmb)

160 We have room for more cows in Kansas. No need to import them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 09, 2024 06:10 PM (xjTDL)

161 CA will not only have "approved" bag manufacturers they'll add personnel to test the bags. Probably do random checks, too.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at June 09, 2024 06:13 PM (QFADP)

162 I await the day when our glorious CA legislature will require Party-approved slogans on all legal grocery bags.

The day isn't far off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 09, 2024 06:14 PM (bo7UB)

163 1/2 oz Amaro Nonino Quintessentia

Posted by: naturalfake at June 09, 2024 06:00 PM (eDfFs)


Awful. Just awful!

I will never understand using Amaro AND bitters!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:15 PM (d9fT1)

164 I'll start it off: OBEDIENCE IS FREEDOM

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 09, 2024 06:15 PM (bo7UB)

165 Since the Food Thread will be over soon, here is the trained culinary genius the Swedish Chef making popcorn:

https://youtu.be/B7UmUX68KtE?si=zrFasB1jMIE-LmJX

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at June 09, 2024 06:17 PM (BpYfr)

166 CA will not only have "approved" bag manufacturers they'll add personnel to test the bags. Probably do random checks, too.

That too is codified into the law that the bags must be from a "registered" provider.

Got to keep the rent-seeking and the graft machine working.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at June 09, 2024 06:17 PM (KwHva)

167 Even as I roll my eyes at the bag nonsense, I will admit that I like reusable bags. We can get more than two items in a bag, they're strong, and we can get groceries from truck to house in one trip.

I have some canvas that I got at the thrift store, going to make some more to replace the plastic ones as they wear through. And they'll be easier to wash.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 06:18 PM (OX9vb)

168 A simple chicken and sausage grill with a basil/tomato/mozzarella cheese salad.

Over stock on basil.

YMMV

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 09, 2024 06:19 PM (Q4IgG)

169 I wonder how long it will be before CA legislature discovers the snack food aisle and is mortified into action against FritoLay requiring salty snack foods to be sold only in Peruvian Cruelty Free Fair Trade recycled hemp containers.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at June 09, 2024 06:20 PM (KwHva)

170 I will admit that I like reusable bags.

In plastic bag banning communities, the very same government that outlawed plastic convenience bags for stores promptly erected and stocked plastic dog dung bag stations along greenbelts.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at June 09, 2024 06:23 PM (KwHva)

171 I have some canvas that I got at the thrift store, going to make some more to replace the plastic ones as they wear through. And they'll be easier to wash.
Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 06:18 PM (OX9vb)


Damn Dash!!!
OPSEC!!!
You're talking black market bags here.
We could all go to jail.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 09, 2024 06:24 PM (W/lyH)

172 Dash, burlap sacks can be found at most any feed store. A little sewing and they make great reusable bags. If you want some I will send you some.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 06:25 PM (Srw7t)

173 ...plastic dog dung bag stations along greenbelts.

Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at June 09, 2024 06:23 PM (KwHva)


The irrationality of most government action makes me nuts.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:25 PM (d9fT1)

174 1/2 oz Amaro Nonino Quintessentia

Posted by: naturalfake at June 09, 2024 06:00 PM (eDfFs)

Awful. Just awful!

I will never understand using Amaro AND bitters!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:15 PM (d9fT1)


You misspelled delicious.

Buuuuuut, if your taste buds are too ghey to handle the idea of Amaro and bitters-

ANQ is one of the milder Amaros it's not like slugging down a glass of Fernet Bianca or Amaro Sibilla. Mild stuff almost like Kool-Aid.
And Peychaud? Pffft. Weak sauce.

You need to belly up to the bar on this one, CBD.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 09, 2024 06:25 PM (eDfFs)

175 promptly erected and stocked plastic dog dung bag stations along greenbelts.
Posted by: Unknown Drip Under Pressure at June 09, 2024 06:23 PM (KwHva)

Ha! Naturally. And no doubt, people dutifully bag up the poop and drop it trailside because they don't want to carry it on their walk.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 06:25 PM (OX9vb)

176 I use to have enough reusable bags for all groceries except made sure meat and chemicals were in disposable bags. Still have them but Covid rules wouldn't let me use them.
So broke me of that practice.

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 06:27 PM (fwDg9)

177 Damn Dash!!!
OPSEC!!!
You're talking black market bags here.
We could all go to jail.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 09, 2024 06:24 PM (W/lyH)

I'm loud and proud. Going to appliqué MAGA all over them bishes.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 06:27 PM (OX9vb)

178 Ugh.

Bianca = Branca

Thx, AC!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 09, 2024 06:27 PM (eDfFs)

179 I'm loud and proud. Going to appliqué MAGA all over them bishes.
Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at June 09, 2024 06:27 PM (OX9vb)

Ha!!!
Excellent!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 09, 2024 06:28 PM (W/lyH)

180 You need to belly up to the bar on this one, CBD.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 09, 2024 06:25 PM (eDfFs)

This...coming from a man who has to drink his Manhattans all frothy and icy because it reminds him of a child's drink?

"...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:28 PM (d9fT1)

181 I think your bourbon advice is spot on. Scotch is always a bit more, but again, there is a sweet spot.

Posted by: OnPoint at June 09, 2024 06:28 PM (/PyMa)

182 I await the day when our glorious CA legislature will require Party-approved slogans on all legal grocery bags.

The day isn't far off.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 09, 2024 06:14 PM (bo7UB)

===

EAT LESS.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2024 06:29 PM (RIvkX)

183 The ice cream was tasty! I have treats for later this week.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 09, 2024 06:30 PM (xjTDL)

184 In a pinch, Spur Tree Scotch Bonnet sauce is very good, hot with citrus

Posted by: Jamaica at June 09, 2024 06:30 PM (IG7T0)

185 Glad it turned out well, Notso. Nothin beats homemade ice cream

Posted by: skywch at June 09, 2024 06:32 PM (uqhmb)

186 Scotch is always a bit more, but again, there is a sweet spot.

Posted by: OnPoint at June 09, 2024 06:28 PM (/PyMa)

Yeah...that sort of sucks, but it is the reality. I have tried down-market Scotches, and...um...they are crap.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:34 PM (d9fT1)

187 I have approximately 17,000 reusable bags because I can never remember to take them back into the store on subsequent trips.

Posted by: Weasel at June 09, 2024 06:42 PM (JwHpX)

188 I have approximately 17,000 reusable bags because I can never remember to take them back into the store on subsequent trips.

You're gonna need a bigger truck, amigo.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 09, 2024 06:44 PM (mH6SG)

189 Me of no discerning taste drank a cheap scotch for the longest 16 bucks for a half gallon. Then that guy known as I used to have a different nic showed me the error of my ways by inrtoducing me to Balvenie.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 06:46 PM (Srw7t)

190 PSA for mason jar users:
MASONTOPS-dot-com offers a variety of lids for regular- and wide-mouth mason jars ... I recently discovered them while looking for supplies for making home-made pickles and salad dressings ... Other items include:
... Bean Sprouting Lids
... Chalk Top Blackboard Disc Lids
... Cocktail Shaker Lids
... Flip Top Pitcher Lids w/Handles
... Fruit Fly Catching Lids
... Mason Jar Insulating Sleeves
... Pickle Pipe Fermentation Airlocks
... Rust-Proof Screw Bands

Posted by: Kathy at June 09, 2024 06:46 PM (p69D5)

191 Posted by: Weasel at June 09, 2024 06:42 PM (JwHpX)

My long lost brother!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2024 06:46 PM (XkYcA)

192
"...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:28 PM (d9fT1)


Oops.

CBD fell into Cocktail Hell.

Too bad. Looks like it's Zimas and Appletinis for all eternity for him. Sad.

Another Shaken Manhattan for You, Jesus?

Coming right up, Sir!

Posted by: naturalfake, Heaven's Bartender at June 09, 2024 06:47 PM (eDfFs)

193 My long lost brother!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2024 06:46 PM (XkYcA)
-----
We should form a support group.

Posted by: Weasel at June 09, 2024 06:47 PM (JwHpX)

194 I'm gonna have french fries tonight in honor of Macron getting his butt handed to him by Le Pen today.. On the other food side We're actually having pizza made in Our pizza oven...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 09, 2024 06:49 PM (Akjoo)

195 "And yes, I used to demand fancy bourbon, but let's face it, $1,200 for a bottle of bourbon is just stupid, insulting, and a ghastly affront to most people's palates and wallets. I think the sweet spot is $40-$60 for excellent and interesting bottles, and bumping that to $100 gets you an incremental improvement in quality, but nothing mind-blowing."


CBD and everyone else - I'm asking for a recommendation for a good-good bourbon to take to a big family reunion next weekend. Sub-$100, please. Thanks!

Posted by: Gref at June 09, 2024 06:50 PM (5fDan)

196 It's me donna, sounds delicious.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 06:51 PM (Srw7t)

197 Gref, Balcones

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 06:52 PM (Srw7t)

198 Late to the party, but airline chicken? Yeah.

https://youtu.be/5fA8K4moXdI?si=HOwsibnyPvdvpz09

As only Chef John can do it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 09, 2024 06:53 PM (Pa5Jp)

199 90 Abdallah Aljamal, the Al Jazeera photojournalist who reportedly held Noa Argamani captive in his home. (Twitter/X)Aljamal and his immediate family also attempted to block the twenty-six-year-old hostage’s rescue, and were shot and killed during the ensuing confrontation.

phototerrorism is a dangerous profession.
Posted by: rhennigantx
------------------

applause, applause ...... standing ovation

Posted by: Braenyard at June 09, 2024 06:53 PM (gMabG)

200 We're actually having pizza made in Our pizza oven...
Posted by: It's me donna

Cool!
Did you build or have built an outdoor oven?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 06:53 PM (PdFQi)

201 Cool!
Did you build or have built an outdoor oven?
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 06:53 PM (PdFQi)

Husband built it.. he was a masonry Contractor

Posted by: It's me donna at June 09, 2024 06:53 PM (Akjoo)

202 We should form a support group.
Posted by: Weasel at June 09, 2024 06:47 PM (JwHpX)

LOL.I try not to get new recyclable bags unless I actually have to, so I just pile things in a cart with the receipt. I have a friend who puts me to shame by always having bags in her car. "I am Fenelon and I always forget my grocery bags."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2024 06:54 PM (XkYcA)

203 Congrats!

We were lucky and this house had one already built. It wasn't the main reason we bought the place either!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 06:55 PM (PdFQi)

204 Then that guy known as I used to have a different nic showed me the error of my ways by inrtoducing me to Balvenie.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 06:46 PM (Srw7t)

First Rule of Cheapskate Drinking: Never taste expensive Scotch!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 06:56 PM (d9fT1)

205 197 Gref, Balcones

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 06:52 PM (Srw7t)


Thanks. I'll get it. A Texas bourbon is perfect for me to take to a family reunion in South Dakota!

Posted by: Gref at June 09, 2024 06:56 PM (5fDan)

206 Betterhalf is currently smelling up the house cooking chicken breasts in 50/50 mayo/Dijon with chopped fresh rosemary.
And this place smells delicious!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 06:57 PM (PdFQi)

207 CBD and everyone else - I'm asking for a recommendation for a good-good bourbon to take to a big family reunion next weekend. Sub-$100, please. Thanks!
Posted by: Gref at June 09, 2024 06:50 PM (5fDan)


It's hard to beat "Legent" at around $40. Most expensive bourbon can't beat it.

"Maker's Mark Bourbon Private Barrel Select" at about $75 a bottle is also good

"Balcones True Blue Cask Strength" around $70 is an bit of an oddball but a tasty one.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 09, 2024 06:58 PM (eDfFs)

208 CBD, thank you for the food thread. Makes my Sunday.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 09, 2024 06:59 PM (Srw7t)

209 I'm recovering from Covid, so I don't really have a taste for much of anything. I think I'll make a Gin Rickey tonight and have done with it.
Posted by: Archimedes
====
Isn't this just a gin and tonic with a twist of lime. Or does lime syrup or something make it different.

Posted by: From about that Time at June 09, 2024 06:59 PM (4780s)

210 Posted by: rhennigantx at June 09, 2024 05:13 PM (ENQN6)

That's sidebar worthy!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 07:00 PM (d9fT1)

211 Thanks for reading and commenting folks. There is a bottle of bubbly awaiting my cork-pulling skills!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 07:00 PM (d9fT1)

212 Posted by: naturalfake at June 09, 2024 06:58 PM (eDfFs)


Thanks!

Posted by: Gref at June 09, 2024 07:01 PM (5fDan)

213 Gun NOOD

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 07:02 PM (PdFQi)

214 CBD and everyone else - I'm asking for a recommendation for a good-good bourbon to take to a big family reunion next weekend. Sub-$100, please. Thanks!

Posted by: Gref at June 09, 2024 06:50 PM (5fDan)


If you have time, chat with commenter "doof." He has a good palate and tastes a lot of bourbons.

Otherwise, I would go with "Penelope Barrel Strength 117 proof Private Select."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 07:02 PM (d9fT1)

215 Grilled chicken last night with and easy marinade: equal parts* mayo and dijon mustard + chopped, fresh rosemary. Keeps it moist and tasty!
*2-3 T each for 1 lb chicken breasts
Posted by: Lizzy

Sampled a bite, wow!
Thank you!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 07:13 PM (PdFQi)

216 Otherwise, I would go with "Penelope Barrel Strength 117 proof Private Select."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 07:02 PM (d9fT1)

Thank you, sir.

Posted by: Gref at June 09, 2024 07:13 PM (5fDan)

217 Sous vide sirloin steaks beat NY strips on taste, texture, and price.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 09, 2024 07:16 PM (qJ5VR)

218 Made Chicken Fricassee in the crock pot.

So good make you slap your grandma.

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