October 30, 2016

Food Thread: Where Does That Beer Can Go Again? [CBD]
— Open Blogger

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Courtesy of commenter redc1c4 we have a beer can turkey that looks pretty damned good. He used a conventional upright smoker, and as an elegant touch used Foster's!

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Looks good and juicy, and the skin has a nice golden color. But what really intrigues me is the Log 'O Meat that Red calls "fatties," which:

can be something as simple, in this case, as Jimmy Dean (or equivalent) sausage rolls, rolled in BBQ rub/spices, then smoked, or, it you're high maintenance, you can make an interior mix of whatever, then surround it with another mixture, then smoke it. the sky is the limit.

what they do when I'm cooking a bird is baste it all the way through the cook, with the left over drippings being caught in the pan, should you wish to make gravy with them.

after all, you ain't cookin' if yer lookin.

That explains the juicy look of that bird!

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MisHum sent me this link, and while the food pictured is all pretty disgusting, See The 21 Best Junk Food Recipes (With Pics) there are only three out of the 21 that I wouldn't try and probably enjoy. Anything with bananas is off my list, because they are vile. And raw apples? No thanks, I prefer them cooked in a tarte tatin. Mint-chocolate-chip....anything...bores me. The mint overwhelms my palate and it's just silly.

But this is spectacular:

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Artisanal'ette sent me a photo of a broth she made from, among other things, kale. I think she mentioned it in the comments, but it is deserving of a closer look. My first thought when she told me about it was, "Oh God! She's a hipster freak and I was just too dense to see it!" But on further inspection and pondering I realized that there are many delightful soups and broths made from kale and spinach and escarole, etc.

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Looks pretty damned good.

It was really delicious. Acorn Squash, thick-cut bacon, white onion, garlic, 1 bunch of kale, allspice+nutmeg+cinnamon spices that were not overly done. Chicken broth. Depending on how much kale you actually have in "one" bunch, you might need to add more broth (I did, about a cup more). Very simple recipe. No immersion blender or stationary jar blender needed.

Roast squash cubes covered in olive oil and salt/pepper
Crisp the bacon, put aside to drain
Saute onion & garlic with the spices in bacon grease + olive oil
Add the kale and roasted cubes of squash, cook a few then add and simmer in broth
Stir in bacon bits, season with salt/pepper.

Very nice. Soothing recipe.

Only pain was cutting away the kale ribs off of each leaf, and of course, cutting, scooping and peeling the acorn squash (I cut in half and scoop out the seeds, then I cut directly at the ribs which makes it pretty easy to peel - this one I had was pretty deeply ribbed). Always something to consume the time when cooking though. Otherwise, it was a pretty fast recipe all in all.

I had a bowl for breakfast directly after making it this morning.


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The Bramble Jello Shot
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What's that? Yup! You're damned straight I'm going to make this. Maybe for Thanksgiving. You snooty yuppies should climb down off your high horses and try real food for a change.
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It seems busy, but I might give this a shot, simply because the chef is very, very good. One quibble: why use breakfast sausage and then add fennel seeds? Why not just use sweet Italian sausage, which has fennel seeds in it?

Sausage Stuffing With Caramelized Onions

Adapted from Tom Colicchio of Gramercy Tavern and Craft

  • 2 10-ounce packages breakfast sausage
  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and in 1/2-inch dice (1 cup)
  • 1 carrot in 1/4-inch dice ( 1/2 cup)
  • 1 celery stalk in 1/4-inch dice ( 1/2 cup)
  • 1 leek, white part only, washed and finely chopped ( 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small onion, minced ( 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 teaspoons)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 pounds crusty French bread, cubed and dried overnight
  • 1 cup golden raisins, soaked in hot water and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sage.

1. Place sausage in a large skillet over medium heat and cook until browned, turning frequently, 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat and transfer sausage to paper-towel-lined plate. Reserve fat in pan. Cool sausage, then chop. Return pan to stove. Add fennel, carrot, celery, leek, onion and garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté over medium heat, stirring frequently, until vegetables are lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place fennel seeds in a small skillet and toast over medium heat, tossing frequently, until fragrant and lightly colored, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs and 2 cups chicken broth together. Add bread and stir until coated evenly. Add sausage, sautéed vegetables, raisins, thyme, sage and fennel seeds. If bread cubes seem dry, add additional chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Turn into a 3-quart gratin dish and cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake until stuffing is brown, about 10 minutes more.


Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM | Comments (287)
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1 Now I am hungry....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 30, 2016 10:59 AM (ej1L0)

2 The bacon dish looks yummy!

Posted by: Sixkiller at October 30, 2016 11:00 AM (mFA3Z)

3 just no

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at October 30, 2016 11:04 AM (U0lQa)

4 The blackberry jello shot looks like a work of art

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 11:05 AM (wxBiU)

5 That looks like a plate of turds. Is that the turkey?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2016 11:07 AM (4ErVI)

6 Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2016 04:07 PM (4ErVI)

Breakfast sausage.

Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 11:09 AM (9RGU3)

7 Oh, yeah - you posted one of the jelly shots!
Love that site...

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 30, 2016 11:11 AM (NOIQH)

8 I like kale in soups. In salads, not so much. BTW, a few months back, I mentioned a book which OregonMuse featured in a Sunday Book thread: On Becoming American by Ted Morgan, a French aristocracy who changed his name and nationality because he liked it better over here. In one chapter, Morgan lists "Ten Matchless American Things to Eat and Drink, " with Virginia ham topping his list. (He says it is superior to jambon de Bayonne.) Bear in mind that the dude was an aristocrat and so I suspect he wasn't eating at greasy spoons in France. I've wanted to post the list because I would be interested in the horde's feedback, but I haven't because I don't want to pull either the Book Thread or the Food thread away from whatever the cob wants to discuss. I'll email it if you're interested.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 11:11 AM (P8951)

9 I find the Fatties fascinating. I'm going to have to try this.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 30, 2016 11:13 AM (0F67M)

10 Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 04:11 PM (P8951)

Sounds like a fun topic....

I can post it as part of the next Food Thread if you like.

nynjmeet at optimum dot net

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 11:14 AM (Zu3d9)

11 Oh, and I'm having a bunch of people over next Sunday for a birthday party. I was going to make a pot of chili but I'm sick of doing that for crowds. Does anybody have a really good beef stew recipe? I'm thinking beef stew, baguettes and salad....

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 11:14 AM (P8951)

12 How long to smoke the fatties?

Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 11:16 AM (9RGU3)

13 I was going to make a pot of chili but I'm sick of doing that for crowds out of carrots.

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 30, 2016 11:17 AM (KCxzN)

14 Justwant to repost what I wrote yesterday, had a T-bone steak to grill out and turned the gas on, smelled gas but wouldn't lite. Found ny gas hose had been chewed in two. Could have been a disaster.

Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2016 11:18 AM (sWbjH)

15 I sent that bacon lattice top to my ex a few months ago, but this one looks like it has mac and cheese in it? Which sounds fabulous (the one I saw had potatoes).

Posted by: Lea at October 30, 2016 11:19 AM (vmMMi)

16 The corn dog dressing recipe has got my interest.
I think that one is worth a try

Posted by: Bruce at October 30, 2016 11:20 AM (8ikIW)

17 Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 04:14 PM (P8951)

Tyler Florence is always a good place to start for the classics. His recipes are at least good, although they can be a bit ingredient-heavy.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 11:23 AM (Zu3d9)

18 Oof, I'm in a fat/carb/beer coma. And I like it! I cubed up some leftover pork roast, pureed the pumpkin and broth from roasting the pork, added cream, parmesan, and parsley, and made a sauce served over pumpkin spice pasta. Delicious! And now I'm having a pumpkin ale.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 11:24 AM (EnKk6)

19 Those Bear Turds look delicious.

Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 11:25 AM (f735k)

20 I'm missing something here. Did red use the sausage drippings to baste the turkey? Were they both smoking at the same time?

Posted by: Random lurker at October 30, 2016 11:27 AM (WF5ei)

21 How long to smoke the fatties? Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 04:16 PM (9RGU3) --------------- So I'm not the only one. I was just musing that the three most recent threads here are about 1) chimpanzees smoking cigarettes; 2) guns (with the promise of more guns); and 3) a turkey with not only a beer can shoved up its bum but cooked with "fatties" that you smoke first. This place makes me laugh. In a good way.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 11:27 AM (uHcnA)

22 I decorated some sugar cookies and some peanut butter cut-outs today. Peanut butter is on the bottom. http://tinypic.com/r/2r3w551/9

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 11:27 AM (JNDQi)

23 CBD, you are really earning your dental plan today! I was thinking maybe we wouldn't get a food thread since you had so much else on your plate today (ha). Thank you!

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 11:28 AM (uHcnA)

24 Ok I feel bad about calling someone's vittles turds, but you've gotta admit that aesthetic needs some work.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2016 11:28 AM (4ErVI)

25 Buzzfeed is cr@p, however, you can find some amazing dessert recipes there. And recipes for things that will eventually kill you.

/plus, they have cute animal stories.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at October 30, 2016 11:29 AM (hqqM5)

26 Lindafell, those are gorgeous!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 11:29 AM (EnKk6)

27 lindafell, those look wonderful! My goodness. Are those for something special, or is this just Sunday at lindafell's house?

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 11:30 AM (uHcnA)

28 I honestly don't know what this says about me, but on that list of 21 foods, the only ones I think I could stomach would be the margarita popsicles and the bourbon peaches and cream pops. And I would definitely like those blackberry jello shots. And I barely even drink! But when I do, it's always girly stuff. Preferably with umbrellas.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 11:32 AM (uHcnA)

29 I decorated some sugar cookies and some peanut butter cut-outs today. Peanut butter is on the bottom.
http://tinypic.com/r/2r3w551/9 Posted by: @lindafelldespair


Those look to nice to eat.


But I would!!

Posted by: Bruce at October 30, 2016 11:32 AM (8ikIW)

30 Save some cookies for us! Moron-meet-up at Lindafell's..STAT!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at October 30, 2016 11:32 AM (oQQwD)

31 Just Sunday at lindafell's house. I was in a fallish mood.

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 11:33 AM (JNDQi)

32 >>Does anybody have a really good beef stew recipe?

Try Ina Garten @ foodnetwork.com.


Lindafell - gorgeous cookiees1

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 30, 2016 11:33 AM (NOIQH)

33 And I barely even drink! But when I do, it's always girly stuff. Preferably with umbrellas.

Posted by: bluebell

In the drink? Or do you only drink outside when it's raining?

Posted by: Bruce at October 30, 2016 11:33 AM (8ikIW)

34 Thanks guys. I meant to make some AoSHQ cookies for the Texas momee but I didn't have time so I just baked a cake instead. http://tinypic.com/r/6xrltu/9

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 11:36 AM (JNDQi)

35 The 21 Best Junk food link has the one for the corn dog dressing. I looked at a few of the others from that site. The site is Craving Comfort. There is one in there for a Perogi Lasagna that looks like a winner for a winter Sunday dinner.

Posted by: Bruce at October 30, 2016 11:36 AM (8ikIW)

36 artisanal 'ette, that soup looks delicious. I make Italian wedding soup with kale in it. I think by rights one is supposed to use swiss chard, but I usually have kale around because my kids like it made into kale chips.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 11:36 AM (uHcnA)

37 I'm going to post another soup recipe, to keep my theme going. This soup is a little fussy to make, as there are a few steps. But the good news is that it can be made two or three days ahead of time and reheated. Great for family/friends holiday dinners. An elegant, tasty soup. Pretty in the bowl, too. This is a great soup for using those large woody, out-of-season asparagus spears. You will need two stock/soup pots, though. Asparagus Soup Ingredients 3 pounds fresh asparagus, rinsed 8 cups chicken stock (I use College Inn's Fat Free/Lower Sodium Chicken Broth) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup minced shallots 1 cup minced leeks, whites only, well rinsed 1 tablespoon crushed garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt * I added no salt as the cheese was salty enough; salt is very bad for me but use it if you need/like it 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional) 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano as a garnish 1 small Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese rind (I always save hard grating cheese rinds in the freezer) Zest of 1 lemon Directions Trim the bottoms and discard, then cut the attractive top tips from the asparagus, about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length and reserve. Cut the woody stem ends from each spear and reserve (break one to get the measurement). Cut the remaining tender stalks into 1/2-inch pieces and reserve. In a medium pot, bring the stock to a boil. Add the tough woody stems and the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese rind, lower the heat and simmer to infuse with asparagus flavor for 30 minutes. Remove the asparagus with a slotted spoon, squeezing out the liquid, as well as the cheese rind, and discard, reserving the stock. Add the decorative tips to the stock and blanch 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove with a strainer and refresh in an ice water bath. Drain on paper towels and reserve for the garnish. Reserve the stock. In a medium stockpot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. When foamy, add the shallots and leeks and cook until tender, but do not color, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chopped asparagus stalks, salt, and pepper, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Strain and add the reserved broth and simmer until the asparagus are very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the zest of 1 lemon. With a hand-immersion blender or in batches in a food processor, puree the soup until smooth. Adjust the seasoning, to taste. If serving right away, you can return to medium heat and add the cream. Turn off heat and stir, until the soup is warmed through, about 3 minutes. Alternatively, if serving the soup later, do not add the cream and let cool at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate. Before serving, warm the soup gently over medium heat, stirring occasionally. If adding cream, lower heat, add the cream, stir to warm through. To serve, divide the asparagus tips evenly according to your serving bowl number. Place the tips into each bowl. Ladle the soup into the bowl and sprinkle with cheese, then dig in.

Posted by: RickZ at October 30, 2016 11:38 AM (z1o2c)

38 Son-in-law makes beer can chicken a lot, so when we were in Galena last week, we went into the little spice shop there on Main Street, and got him something in a bag labeled Beer Can Chicken Rub.  I hope it's not an illegal substance.  We also go him some kind of hot sauce guaranteed to light your eyeballs on fire.  He likes that.


On the cooking front, I'm gonna say I half-cooked once this week.  Daughter sent me home with two mason jars of homemade spaghetti sauce from her garden.  So I heated it up in a pan and boiled some noodles.  Rev bought a pie and a box of wine and Presto!  Almost home-cooked dinner!


The other days we ate out or scrounged off my mom.  One half-cooked meal a week is a good goal, I think.


Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 11:38 AM (dFi94)

39 lindafell, what icing recipe do you use for the cookies? They look fabulous!

Posted by: Jen Westin at October 30, 2016 11:39 AM (gAn7d)

40 You should read the scolding comments on the junk food recipe blog. "Shame on you!!" How can you not appreciate the inyerface genius of a double grilled cheese sammich cheeseburger? People have no sense of whimsy anymore.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 11:39 AM (EnKk6)

41 busy day here, but here's a recipe I wanted to drop into the thread today... it was discussed online, so the upfront/preface notes are from the person who posted the recipe. The image in the book itself is stunning. Apple Kuchen from 'The Vatican Cookbook' Pope John Paul II Served as a favorite to Pope John Paul II, this classic apple cake has a cushion of meringue-like sweetness that makes it stand out. It's also got more butter and eggs than most cakes. The original recipe called for Boskop or Belle de Boskoop apples, an old Dutch variety known for sweet-tart flavor and a tendency to plump in cooking. It's hard to find, and the authors recommend Golden Delicious as a stand-in. We suspect Gold Rush would be even better, if you can find it. At the risk of sounding heretical, we found this recipe problematic. The result was still delicious and guest-worthy, but there was no indication of what size or type of cake pan to use. We used a 9-inch, but it would have been impossible to remove it whole, and wouldn't show off the rich layers of fruit, pudding and crust. If we did it again, a 10-inch springform (removable sided) pan would be the best, with a sheet pan underneath to catch any drips. A rectangular 11-inch by 17-inch would also work, especially glass. The bottom crust should be rolled out a half-inch beyond the bottom of the pan, since it shrinks in the first baking. Egg whites should be whipped to soft peaks before adding the pudding. APPLE KUCHEN Makes 8-12 servings (cookbook says serves 6- Dough: 3 1/ 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/ 2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 sticks cold butter, diced 6 egg yolks 2 Tablespoons sour cream Filling: 10 Boskop or Golden Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced 1/ 4 cup water 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 tablespoons potato starch 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup raw (Sugar in the Raw) cane sugar Foam: 6 egg whites 1/ 2 cup raw cane sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding mix 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs Butter for the greasing Powdered sugar for dusting Make dough: Place flour, powdered sugar and baking powder into a large bowl and mix to combine. Using a pastry cutter, incorporate the diced butter until it is a coarse mix. Then, add the egg yolks and the sour cream to the dough, and mix until incorporated. Divide the dough into two parts, large and small (1/ 3 and 2/ 3 ). Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to rest. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare apple filling: Peel and core the apples and cut them into thin slices. Place the apples and the water in a pot, and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Then add the cinnamon, potato starch, lemon juice and sugar. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the apples carefully and strain any extra liquid. Set aside to cool. (Save the strained liquid for your morning oatmeal.) Bake bottom layer: Grease a 10-inch round springform cake pan with butter. Spread 2/ 3 of the dough on the bottom. Bake the dough for about 8 minutes, being careful not to scorch the bottom. Remove the pan and set it aside to cool. Prepare egg foam: Beat the egg whites to a soft peak, either by hand or using mixer, slowly adding the sugar. Then sprinkle in the pudding mix and whisk until foam is stiff. Finish: To build the kuchen: Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the pre-baked and cooled layer of dough. Top with the egg white foam, and then the apple mixture, spreading evenly. Top with the second piece of uncooked dough. Bake the apple cake for about 1 hour at 350 degrees until surface is nicely browned. Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. Source: "The Vatican Cookbook," Sophia Institute Press, 2016. Note: this recipe was changed from the original; I have updated to reflect the cookbook exactly in ingredients and amounts.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 11:40 AM (qCMvj)

42 You were home when it was cooked, Grammie. Ergo, home-cooked meal!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 11:40 AM (EnKk6)

43 grammie, I'm so glad you're keeping your streak going. Way to go. I did think we'd convinced you to abandon the Cardboardeaux, though. lindafell, that AoSHQ cake is awesome! I hope ace sees that!

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 11:41 AM (uHcnA)

44 Anything with bananas is off my list, because they are vile. eh? a good breakfast food, fills you up

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 11:42 AM (qCMvj)

45 If I was drinking a scotch in the rain I might use a umbrella too.

Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2016 11:42 AM (sWbjH)

46 That Ace o' Spades cake is a work of art. Was it made with Valu-Rite?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 11:43 AM (EnKk6)

47 I did think we'd convinced you to abandon the Cardboardeaux, though.
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We are abysmally low-brow. 

Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 11:44 AM (dFi94)

48 That Tom Colicchio recipe looks absolutely awesome, but I bet he adds cream or butter when he makes it at his restaurants. At a glance, that recipe is screaming for a lttile rich creamy something.

Posted by: MTF at October 30, 2016 11:44 AM (/m8T6)

49 Royal icing 3 tbsp. Meringue powder 1 tsp cream of tartar 14 oz confectioners sugar 3 oz warm water 1 tsp vanilla(use clear for white/light colors) Mix all the dry ingredients in a stand mixer for a few seconds then add all the water and vanilla. Turn the mixer to med-high and mix until stiff peaks form. Divide then add colors and water to desired piping consistency.

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 11:46 AM (JNDQi)

50 Horde, what is the stuff I need to add to my dishwasher soap to make the dishes come clean? If I recall, I can get it on Amazon.

Posted by: F.N.G. at October 30, 2016 11:46 AM (kiSdp)

51 The Bramble Jello Shot I wonder if I could get drunk off of these?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 11:47 AM (qCMvj)

52 I've been cheating by buying packages of cut up butternut squash at TJ so I don't have to deal with the pain in the butt that cutting up squash and scooping out the seeds entails. Another time saver and one that I especially like, since I love beets but just hate the mess they make is the vacuum sealed baby beets always sold at TJ. I always pick up 2 or 3 boxes when I'm there.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 11:47 AM (P8951)

53 If I was drinking a scotch in the rain I might use a umbrella too.
Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2016 04:42 PM (sWbjH)


Good idea.  A rain shower might dampen your spirits

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 11:48 AM (wxBiU)

54 Alas, the cake was made with buttercream frosting. Next time it will be a rum cake though! Arrrgghhhh!

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 11:48 AM (JNDQi)

55 a good breakfast food, fills you up

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 04:42 PM (qCMvj)

So is Purina Monkey Chow or chopped wharf rat, but I don't eat those either.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 11:48 AM (Zu3d9)

56 I like the idea of food that you can light on fire. Bananas Foster is the one you can light on fire, yes? Flambe?? Means food you light on fire? I'd eat a Sterno if it tasted good.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2016 11:49 AM (fZ1P+)

57 Donna you can just poke a hole in the whole squash and cook it by 5 minute increments in the microwave.

It might take longer to cool than it does to cook

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 11:49 AM (wxBiU)

58 If I recall, I can get it on Amazon.

Posted by: F.N.G. at October 30, 2016 04:46 PM (kiSdp)

TSP: trisodium phosphate.

[careful of the fake ones]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 11:50 AM (Zu3d9)

59 Horde, what is the stuff I need to add to my dishwasher soap to make the dishes come clean? If I recall, I can get it on Amazon.

Posted by: F.N.G. at October 30, 2016 04:46 PM (kiSdp)

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TSP I think?  Although there supposedly are dishwasher detergents on Amazon that have the phosphates in them already.  I can't recall the brand names.

Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 11:50 AM (dFi94)

60 Horde, what is the stuff I need to add to my dishwasher soap to make the dishes come clean? If I recall, I can get it on Amazon. Posted by: F.N.G. at October 30, 2016 04:46 PM (kiSdp) A midget Mexican. Don't know about getting them on Amazon, though.

Posted by: RickZ at October 30, 2016 11:50 AM (z1o2c)

61 Sausage Stuffing With Caramelized Onions wow, a lot of sausage, a lot of eggs, and I wonder how many loaves 2 pounds of bread are? I always make sausage dressing. Not quite like this one. I bet it's fluffy.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 11:51 AM (qCMvj)

62 Cascade fryer boil out from Amazon. It has real phosphorus in it. Use about a tablespoon in the soap compartment. Also, jet-dri in the rinse cycle helps with spots. Also try checking to see if there are any food filters in the bottom that need to be cleaned out periodically, I know my dishwasher has one and if I see food particles on my dishes it's time to clean it out.

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 11:51 AM (JNDQi)

63 FNG if you were to put TSP that you bought at the paint aisle at the hardware store in your dishwasher you would probably be committing some sort of federal felony or violating and EPA MOU or "dear comrade" letter.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 11:52 AM (wxBiU)

64 TSP I think? Although there supposedly are dishwasher detergents on Amazon that have the phosphates in them already. I can't recall the brand names. Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 04:50 PM (dFi94) wow, that is what we clean off our deck mold with

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 11:52 AM (qCMvj)

65 When I become the modern-day Caligulette, at my coronation orgy I'm serving the bacon-wrapped fries: http://www.classybro.com/best-kind-adult-content-food-porn-21-photos/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 11:53 AM (EnKk6)

66 So is Purina Monkey Chow or chopped wharf rat, but I don't eat those either. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 04:48 PM (Zu3d9) not even with peanut butter on it?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 11:53 AM (qCMvj)

67 FNG, be careful of the TSP though, as if you use too much, it can cause etching. What I've found to be the absolute best, although pricey, are the Miele dishwasher tabs. I get them through Amazon. I cut them in half and just use the half tab each time. I have a Miele dishwasher that holds 16 place settings and it gets everything sparkling clean. My neighbor uses them too, and they work well for him too. His dishwasher is another brand but the tabs still work great.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 11:54 AM (uHcnA)

68 Eris, was that notice RSVP?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 11:55 AM (wxBiU)

69 fatties should get cooked to (iirc) 165* F internal, just as you would any pork product.


Posted by: redc1c4 at October 30, 2016 11:55 AM (KWUK6)

70 The other days we ate out or scrounged off my mom. One half-cooked meal a week is a good goal, I think. Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 04:38 PM (dFi94) You had more pressing issues this week.

Posted by: tbodie at October 30, 2016 11:55 AM (ql3m8)

71 artisanal 'ette, that soup looks delicious. I make Italian wedding soup with kale in it. I think by rights one is supposed to use swiss chard, but I usually have kale around because my kids like it made into kale chips. Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 04:36 PM (uHcnA) It was a nice change of pace. This week we finished off a Tomato with Rice and basil soup. Basil is simply garnish. Heartwarming soup.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 11:57 AM (qCMvj)

72 Eris, was that notice RSVP? Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 04:55 PM (wxBiU) --- Just drop a couple spintriae through the slot in the door and your thrall will lead you to your couch.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 11:57 AM (EnKk6)

73 Eris, I'm showing up, whether I'm invited or not. Those look awesome. I'll bring the liverwurst pineapple.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 11:57 AM (uHcnA)

74 Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 04:51 PM (JNDQi) Linda, that's the stuff. Thanks

Posted by: F.N.G. at October 30, 2016 11:57 AM (kiSdp)

75 that Mac and Cheese Bacon pie thing. omg We have no plans for dinner tonight. We were so busy today. But we do have a lot of bacon, and cheese and macaroni...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 11:58 AM (qCMvj)

76 I'll bring the liverwurst pineapple. Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 04:57 PM (uHcnA) --- You keep promising!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 11:58 AM (EnKk6)

77 I use LemiShine in my dishwasher. I've heard lemonade powdered drink mix works also, though.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at October 30, 2016 11:58 AM (FQKBL)

78 The chicken scared me when I first saw it. Thought it was some type of Halloween thing. hehe

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 11:59 AM (qCMvj)

79 I always have wanted to do a smoked turkey but thought it'd come out dry. If that's not the case I'd give it a try.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at October 30, 2016 11:59 AM (TV2hK)

80 not even with peanut butter on it?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 04:53 PM (qCMvj)

Not even with peanut butter!

The last time I ate a banana was winter 1982, on a road trip to Utah for skiing.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 12:00 PM (Zu3d9)

81 The Cascade Fryer Boil Out is the same as the old Cascade Commercial. Buy a case. It will last you 5 years.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 30, 2016 12:00 PM (0F67M)

82 margarita popsicles If they'll actually freeze you didn't put enough tequila in them.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at October 30, 2016 12:00 PM (8J/Te)

83 CBD, what about banana daquiris?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 12:01 PM (EnKk6)

84 Rickz, that asparagus soup looks amaaaaaaaazing. I would eat every drop of it myself. And the heavy cream would not be optional, it would be mandatory.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:01 PM (uHcnA)

85 somewhat food related scam alert:

My Walgreens has an ad for Halloween bag candy for $1.99 today only, up to 22 oz. When I went to Walgreens, none of the candy was marked, although they had a paper up that said, among other things, "Select Hershey's up to 22 oz." No specific candies were mentioned just brands and the word "select."

So if you grab something you want and think it's going to be $1.99, think again.

Might be different at your local Walgreens,  but at mine it was a total scam.

Have no idea if any of it was $1.99, sine none was marked. Once again, just brands and "select bags" with none marked select.  And the staff basically said "you can't expect to get $6.99 candy for $1.99" even though that's what the coupon says. 

I decided not to argue with them, since that's all I do lately.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at October 30, 2016 12:01 PM (hqqM5)

86 I pressed and canned juice this year, and then canned it in a boiling water bath, which sets the pectin and makes it cloudy.

Per the books I need to pasteurize at around 190, but I don't have equipment to guarantee that regular temperature, so I am thinking of building a pasteurizer out of an RV water heater, or some sort of sink-sized heat-on-demand rig.

Once I got that far in my planning, I realized that I will also have a prime sous vide rig as well. 

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 12:01 PM (wxBiU)

87 i don't dig raw kale but i have had a kale, potato and italian sausage soup that's divine. ...and i just finished cutting up two beautiful t-bone chuck roasts for stew. i eyeballed everything, but did use beef consomme instead of broth. plus bay leaf. i love my wusthof knives. bon appetit everyone!

Posted by: concrete girl at October 30, 2016 12:03 PM (5SK/d)

88 what about banana daquiris?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 05:01 PM (EnKk6)

What about 'em? They sound disgusting, and should be illegal.

Bananas are a culinary nightmare. The world would be a better place without them.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 12:03 PM (Zu3d9)

89 I'm with CBD on the banana thing. I just can't get around the texture. No can do. The only thing I will eat them in is banana bread. But there must be butter on top to compensate for the bananas.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:03 PM (uHcnA)

90 You had more pressing issues this week.

Posted by: tbodie at October 30, 2016 04:55 PM (ql3m

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I know!  Tell me about it.  I'm ticked that they didn't clinch this thing by now, because the games go so late, and on Mondays I have to get up at 4 in the morning to babysit my grandkids.   I'll be running on fumes tomorrow, and the three year old has swimming lessons.  I hope I don't fall asleep in the pool and let him sink.


Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 12:05 PM (dFi94)

91 84 Rickz, that asparagus soup looks amaaaaaaaazing. Yes, it really does. I love aspargus.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 12:05 PM (P8951)

92 I always have wanted to do a smoked turkey but thought it'd come out dry. If that's not the case I'd give it a try.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at October 30, 2016 04:59 PM (TV2hK)


You can brine it to prevent it from drying out. I place a clean garbage bag in a 5 gal. bucket, place a 10/12lb turkey in it and add the brine. Seal the bag and place in the garage overnight.

Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 12:05 PM (9RGU3)

93 The only thing I will eat them in is banana bread. But there must be butter on top to compensate for the bananas.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 05:03 PM (uHcnA)

From my old and barely used food blog.....

http://iamnotachef.com/2007/10/01/banana-bread/

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 12:05 PM (Zu3d9)

94 We finally got some fall like weather, well fall for socal, so I made a pot of split pea soup. I usually use ham but decided to mix it up and used smoked sausage and threw in a couple of jalapenos, got a loaf of sourdough baking too. Tasting seems to say it will be a success. And yes I threw in a diced carrot, it's one of the few foods that are acceptable with it as an ingredient.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 30, 2016 12:06 PM (6Ll1u)

95 I am making a second batch of sauerkraut today.  The cabbage shreds are wilting right now.

I'll be putting Jalapenos and garlic into one of them

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 12:06 PM (wxBiU)

96 Geez Eris, banana daiquiris sounds like a waste of a good umbrella.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:06 PM (uHcnA)

97 In one chapter, Morgan lists "Ten Matchless American Things to Eat and Drink, " with Virginia ham topping his list. (He says it is superior to jambon de Bayonne.) I've read this too. That the VA ham is better. This is tough as all hams really are regional and different. We did try the famous Spanish "ham" and it's delicious. I can't compare it to anything. It is graded and goes up very much in price as the grade is raised. The finest is called jamon iberico de bellota ( acorn ). This ham is from free-range pigs that roam oak forests ( called dehesas ) along the border between Spain and Portugal, and eat only acorns during this last period. It is also known as jamon iberico de Montanera. The Bayonne Ham we buy is more like a prosciutto and we buy it finely sliced to wrap around pates and terrines when I make them. I don't usually buy it whole, although I do see it that way. I don't think anything compares to a Virginia Ham. It is by itself it's own taste.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:06 PM (qCMvj)

98 My tried and true slow cooker died on me after over a decade of faithful service. I've been using my Le Creuset Dutch oven in its place, but I never feel confident leaving it unattended even on low heat. Well, I never really felt at ease leaving the house with the crock pot on, but I'm paranoid like that. Is it okay to leave the oven on with something on? My mom used to go out when the turkey was roasting in the oven, and we never returned to a smoking crater...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 12:06 PM (EnKk6)

99 I still like the old-fashioned method of softening an envelope of Knox gelatin in 1/4 cup of cold water before adding the remaining liquid hot. Saves stirring time. I think it preserves a little gelling power, too.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at October 30, 2016 12:06 PM (qahv/)

100 I've wanted to post the list because I would be interested in the horde's feedback, but I haven't because I don't want to pull either the Book Thread or the Food thread away from whatever the cob wants to discuss. I'll email it if you're interested. Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&∧ so there at October 30, 2016 04:11 PM (P8951) I would love to see this list!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:07 PM (qCMvj)

101 CBD!!! You have/had a food blog? I had no idea!!

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:09 PM (uHcnA)

102 Touchdown Packers !!

Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 12:09 PM (dFi94)

103 Bananas are a culinary nightmare. The world would be a better place without them. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 05:03 PM (Zu3d9) --- I feel like there's a traumatic banana story here. What happened, CBD? Where did the banana touch you?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 12:09 PM (EnKk6)

104 Oops.  I don't get banned for mentioning football, do I?  I know it's a touchy subject.


I'll go eat a banana

Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 12:10 PM (dFi94)

105 I won freezer roulette last night. Corn frozen in the husks who knows how long ago and fish that the freezer bag zip had partially opened and had some frost on it. Wrapped the corn in saran wrap and into the microwave still frozen. Fried the fish in a little bacon fat. Both turned out fine. Leaving the husks on really helps. Need to get the chest freezer close to cleaned out and defrost it by mid Dec. I set my dad up to shoot a buffalo cow at a ranch in Neb that sells the hunt type experience + meat package that way.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 30, 2016 12:10 PM (Jen0I)

106 Is it okay to leave the oven on with something on? My mom used to go out when the turkey was roasting in the oven, and we never returned to a smoking crater... Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 05:06 PM (EnKk6) ------------------ If I never left the house with the oven on, we'd never have anything to eat! I would say it's fine unless your oven is really unreliable. The only thing that MIGHT give me pause would be if it's a gas oven. Maybe someone else could tell you about that. But mine are electric and give me no trouble at all.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:10 PM (uHcnA)

107 Someone upthread mentioned Cardbardeaux wine. The wife likes to buy local wines when she goes out and about traveling. She was in Arkansas a couple weeks ago and bought some Cranberry wine. She just brought out a glass of it. One sip and she says,"Not gonna buy that again! Tastes like cardboard."

Posted by: tbodie at October 30, 2016 12:11 PM (ql3m8)

108 I decorated some sugar cookies and some peanut butter cut-outs today. Peanut butter is on the bottom. http://tinypic.com/r/2r3w551/9 Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 04:27 PM (JNDQi) Beautiful!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:11 PM (qCMvj)

109 I feel like there's a traumatic banana story here. What happened, CBD? Where did the banana touch you? Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 05:09 PM (EnKk6) ------------ (psssst - Eris - ixnay on the estionsquay. Have you SEEN this guy's nic here????)

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:12 PM (uHcnA)

110 I hate bananas too. The last time I ate one I was 6 years old. My mom said I threw up for three days. Makes me nauseous just thinking about them.

Posted by: Peggy at October 30, 2016 12:12 PM (HBU7W)

111 That turkey looks rather uncomfortable.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:13 PM (lHWU9)

112 She just brought out a glass of it. One sip and she says,"Not gonna buy that again! Tastes like cardboard." Posted by: tbodie at October 30, 2016 05:11 PM (ql3m --------------- But the important question is, did it have a nice picture on the front of it?

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:14 PM (uHcnA)

113 Aaaahhhh. Yes. How insensitive of me.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 12:14 PM (EnKk6)

114 110 I hate bananas too. The last time I ate one I was 6 years old. My mom said I threw up for three days. Makes me nauseous just thinking about them. Posted by: Peggy at October 30, 2016 05:12 PM (HBU7W) Same here. They're disgusting. Funny thing is I like banana bread, but bananas themselves or things with pieces of banana in them make me want to hurl.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:15 PM (lHWU9)

115 But the important question is, did it have a nice picture on the front of it?

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 05:14 PM (uHcnA)


I had some awful rum once...I think there was a dead tree on the label.

Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 12:16 PM (9RGU3)

116 We've got "crack chicken" in our slow cooker: 8 boneless chicken breasts, ranch seasoning, then dump 2 boxes of creme cheese in, + as much cooked bacon as you want. Shred the chicken w/ forks and serve on rye buns. Served w/Boulevard Farmhouse Ale. Our kitchen smells amazing. I can't wait to eat.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at October 30, 2016 12:16 PM (SeD0w)

117 *But the important question is, did it have a nice picture on the front of it? Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 05:14 PM (uHcnA)* Once i realized there was no crown on the label i quit llooking

Posted by: tbodie at October 30, 2016 12:16 PM (ql3m8)

118 Well, I'm glad to see there are other banana haters here. For a while I thought it was just CBD and me alone on the island and you know what that would lead to - Red Sox vs. Yankees and the inevitable banning.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:16 PM (uHcnA)

119 I have a friend who has a great Banana Story from his trip to Amsterdam. It's ONT material, though.

Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 12:17 PM (f735k)

120 That bird with a beer can stuffed up its butt looks absolutely delicious.

Also, those 3 turds-on-a-plate things, I thought they were some sort of chocolate dessert roll. I'd eat 'em.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at October 30, 2016 12:17 PM (LzMzD)

121 118 Well, I'm glad to see there are other banana haters here. For a while I thought it was just CBD and me alone on the island and you know what that would lead to - Red Sox vs. Yankees and the inevitable banning. Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 05:16 PM (uHcnA) Heh. Well, I couldn't care less about baseball so that's one less bit of trouble I can get into.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:17 PM (lHWU9)

122 Wah wah waaaaaah~!

Bud Light Pulls Plug on Amy Schumer-Seth Rogen Ad Campaign As Sales Drop

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 30, 2016 12:18 PM (v4Dtx)

123 Your hatred of bananas is how I feel about raisins. Big Raisin is always sticking them where they ain't oughta be. Is there anything worse than biting into a "chocolate chip cookie" and it's raisins? And don't get me started on those joyless scolds who hand out raisins on Halloween. "They're nature's candy!" No, they're grape mummies.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 12:18 PM (EnKk6)

124 I'm with CBD on the banana thing. I just can't get around the texture. No can do. The only thing I will eat them in is banana bread. But there must be butter on top to compensate for the bananas. Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 05:03 PM (uHcnA) this is pretty much the only time I "make" something with banana's too. Otherwise, we eat them a lot, but just as a piece of fruit. Good for when you work out, or for breakfast on the run.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:18 PM (qCMvj)

125 Yeah, Insomniac, but knowing you, you'd find some way of making trouble anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:19 PM (uHcnA)

126 122 Wah wah waaaaaah~! Bud Light Pulls Plug on Amy Schumer-Seth Rogen Ad Campaign As Sales Drop Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 30, 2016 05:18 PM (v4Dtx) Neener neener neener! Serves 'em right. Those commercials are asinine.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:19 PM (lHWU9)

127 No, they're grape mummies.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 05:18 PM (EnKk6)


dead flies

Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 12:19 PM (9RGU3)

128 I have an unnatural aversion to Golden Raisins. Regular raisins, I am fine with.

Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 12:20 PM (f735k)

129 Damn!!!! Everything looks delicious

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 30, 2016 12:20 PM (voOPb)

130 125 Yeah, Insomniac, but knowing you, you'd find some way of making trouble anyway. Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 05:19 PM (uHcnA) Hey! I would never...actually, yeah, I would.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:20 PM (lHWU9)

131 Just got finished carving a cat in the pumpkin.  seeds in the oven.

I've wanted to post the list because I would be interested in the horde's feedback, but I haven't because I don't want to pull either the Book Thread or the Food thread away from whatever the cob wants to discuss. I'll email it if you're interested.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 04:11 PM (P8951)



Oh, please?


r f j j u l i e at the y thingy.


Posted by: Infidel at October 30, 2016 12:20 PM (cXZZD)

132 I would love to see this list! Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 05:07 PM (qCMvj) I've emailed it to CBD.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 12:21 PM (P8951)

133 Yep. Will be trying the Jello shot.

Posted by: Golfman at October 30, 2016 12:21 PM (48QDY)

134 BANANAS AND BLOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gd87JmkAkE

Posted by: WEEN at October 30, 2016 12:21 PM (f735k)

135 I went to make a beer butt chicken the other night for dinner and I could not find my beer/chicken holder thingy.


I hate when that happens....

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 30, 2016 12:21 PM (Enq6K)

136 i love my wusthof knives ----------- Me too!

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 12:22 PM (JNDQi)

137 dead flies Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 05:19 PM (9RGU3) --- Ha! I attended Dracula held at an abandoned ladies' sanatorium a few Halloweens ago, and at intermission "Renfield" handed out flies (raisins) as snacks.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 12:22 PM (EnKk6)

138 I hate bananas too. I typically don't eat bananas, but when I do, I eat them when there's more black than yellow on the skin. They are far sweeter that way. Also, candying them in a sauce pan, (just heat and cover them in sugar.) and serving over vanilla ice cream is pretty good.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at October 30, 2016 12:22 PM (SeD0w)

139 You probably don't know how to eat a banana. You probably ate some of the peel.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2016 12:23 PM (fZ1P+)

140 Ever dip your banana in Skippy and then chocolate pudding? It's surprisingly good.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 30, 2016 12:23 PM (6Ll1u)

141 Otherwise, we eat them a lot, but just as a piece of fruit. Good for when you work out, or for breakfast on the run.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 05:18 PM (qCMvj)


peel 'em, halve 'em, halve 'em again and freeze 'em. throw a couple in the blender w/a cup of milk....quik smoothie.

Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 12:24 PM (9RGU3)

142 128 I have an unnatural aversion to Golden Raisins.

Regular raisins, I am fine with.

Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 05:20 PM (f735k)


I don't like raisins in things that are warm...or in breads.  Oatmeal raisins cookies, however, I love.  I'm an enigma.

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 30, 2016 12:24 PM (Enq6K)

143 140 Ever dip your banana in Skippy and then chocolate pudding? It's surprisingly good. Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 30, 2016 05:23 PM (6Ll1u) *types* *deletes*

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:24 PM (lHWU9)

144 Ever dip your banana in Skippy and then chocolate pudding? It's surprisingly good.
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There's something not quite right about that sentence....

Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 12:25 PM (dFi94)

145 For every bunch-of-bananas I bring home, 2-3 fruit flies appear the next day.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2016 12:25 PM (fZ1P+)

146 *types* *deletes* Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 05:24 PM (lHWU9) --- Right? They keep teeing them up and I've refrained. I hope everybody's noted that.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 12:25 PM (EnKk6)

147 Ok, I've got that asparagus soup recipe copied......

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 12:25 PM (JNDQi)

148 I don't like raisins in things that are warm...or in breads. Oatmeal raisins cookies, however, I love. I'm an enigma. Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable at October 30, 2016 05:24 PM (Enq6K) Blasphemy! Raisins ruin cookies! BTW I tried reaching out to that law group you told me about but never heard back from them. I'll give it another go this week.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:25 PM (lHWU9)

149 dead flies Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 05:19 PM (9RGU3) I've eaten live flies, that was interesting. Yes, I was a mouth breather as a kid.

Posted by: tbodie at October 30, 2016 12:25 PM (ql3m8)

150 Bananas have their own packaging. And bananas are really cheap, too. It's a good fruit.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2016 12:26 PM (fZ1P+)

151 I like raisins in pretty much anything except rice pudding.  Some people put them in there but they get too ... soggy or something.  They are however good in glogg, along with the slivered almonds.  And the Everclear.

Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 12:26 PM (dFi94)

152 Is there anything worse than biting into a "chocolate chip cookie" and it's raisins? No

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 30, 2016 12:26 PM (IqV8l)

153 I have an unnatural aversion to Golden Raisins. Regular raisins, I am fine with. Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 05:20 PM (f735k) here are certain Russian and East European pastries and breads I use the golden raisins in - they wouldn't be the same without them for me it depends on the recipe. but, then I love all raisins. Always put them in my hot oatmeal when I have it. Oatmeal raisin cookies...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:27 PM (qCMvj)

154 >>Blasphemy! Raisins ruin cookies! Oatmeal Cookies without raisins suck. The trick is to soak them in bourbon or rum for a few hours before you toss them in there, though.

Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 12:27 PM (f735k)

155 I think I've posted before that a friend of mine patented the beer can chicken stand after seeing my buddies trying to balance the can on a grill at the duck camp. Spent a good amount getting the patent and was trying just to break even when Walmart made a large order. Lot more to the story as it also includes a subsequent lawsuit on patent infringement that my friend won against a couple of large retailers. Exclusive Patent has since expired.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at October 30, 2016 12:27 PM (AetST)

156 There's something not quite right about that sentence....

Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 05:25 PM (dFi94)


Contains the words "pudding" and "dip".

Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 12:27 PM (9RGU3)

157 I like raisins in pretty much anything except rice pudding. Some people put them in there but they get too ... soggy or something. They are however good in glogg, along with the slivered almonds. And the Everclear. Posted by: grammie winger -The Cubs are starting to suck again at October 30, 2016 05:26 PM (dFi94) ha my mom always put them in rice pudding

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:28 PM (qCMvj)

158 The trick is to soak them in bourbon or rum for a few hours before you toss them in there, though. Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 05:27 PM (f735k) plumping raisins in hot water is a trick for many recipes laden with raisins, btw you're on to something there!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:28 PM (qCMvj)

159 158 The trick is to soak them in bourbon or rum for a few hours before you toss them in there, though. Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 05:27 PM (f735k) plumping raisins in hot water is a trick for many recipes laden with raisins, btw you're on to something there! Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 05:28 PM (qCMvj) Yay. Then they go from desiccated roach eggs to nice, plump, shiny roach eggs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:29 PM (lHWU9)

160 peel 'em, halve 'em, halve 'em again and freeze 'em. throw a couple in the blender w/a cup of milk....quik smoothie. Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 05:24 PM (9RGU3) oh yeah they are good in smoothies!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:29 PM (qCMvj)

161 Is there anything worse than biting into a "chocolate chip cookie" and it's raisins? Banana raisin cookies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 30, 2016 12:30 PM (IqV8l)

162 No, they're grape mummies. LOL

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at October 30, 2016 12:30 PM (8J/Te)

163 160 peel 'em, halve 'em, halve 'em again and freeze 'em. throw a couple in the blender w/a cup of milk....quik smoothie. Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 05:24 PM (9RGU3) Mash 'em, boil 'em, stick 'em in a stew.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:30 PM (lHWU9)

164 I do like raisins in some things, but it tends to be things like chutney and curry. Although I like oatmeal raisin cookies. But I would never, ever commit the mortal sin of putting raisins in chocolate chip cookies. That's immoral. Homemade cinnamon raisin bread though - mmmmm.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:30 PM (uHcnA)

165 >>But I would never, ever commit the mortal sin of putting raisins in chocolate chip cookies. That's immoral. No. Also, no chocolate chips in Oatmeal Cookies. You can add Coconut to either, though. I won't complain.

Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 12:32 PM (f735k)

166 Okay, I'm not a complete raisinphobe, I did once make a curried lamb rice timbale with golden raisins.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 12:33 PM (EnKk6)

167 Mash 'em, boil 'em, stick 'em in a stew. Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 05:30 PM (lHWU9) plantains

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:33 PM (qCMvj)

168 Blasphemy! Raisins ruin cookies!

BTW I tried reaching out to that law group you told me about but never heard back from them. I'll give it another go this week.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 05:25 PM (lHWU9)


That's the ONLY cookie I like raisins in.  Other than that, yeah I'm with you.


What geographical region are you in?  Maybe hubby could rattle someone's cage in that particular office.

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 30, 2016 12:34 PM (Enq6K)

169 167 Mash 'em, boil 'em, stick 'em in a stew. Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 05:30 PM (lHWU9) plantains Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 05:33 PM (qCMvj) Those you fry and have with a Cuban sandwich and black beans and rice.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:34 PM (lHWU9)

170 Time for another brewskie. Raspberry ale this time.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 12:34 PM (EnKk6)

171 Okay, I'm not a complete raisinphobe, I did once make a curried lamb rice timbale with golden raisins. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 05:33 PM (EnKk6) there really are some good recipes with raisins in them they sweeten up the dish I have a spaghetti squash dish that has the same type of spices as curried dishes, and the raisins are a delight.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:35 PM (qCMvj)

172 Those you fry and have with a Cuban sandwich and black beans and rice. Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 05:34 PM (lHWU9) I want a cuban sandwich. Need to go figure out what to make for dinner tonight. I really do not want to order a pizza.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:36 PM (qCMvj)

173 Bud Light Pulls Plug on Amy Schumer-Seth Rogen Ad Campaign As Sales Drop

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 30, 2016 05:18 PM (v4Dtx)


What, you mean having Amy Schumer associated with your product makes people not want to buy it? The deuce you say!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at October 30, 2016 12:36 PM (LzMzD)

174 Whatever happened to The California Raisins? That was a good ad campaign, raisin farmers continue to be screwed by the feds. But that's a conversation for another day.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 30, 2016 12:37 PM (6Ll1u)

175 That's the ONLY cookie I like raisins in. Other than that, yeah I'm with you. What geographical region are you in? Maybe hubby could rattle someone's cage in that particular office. Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable at October 30, 2016 05:34 PM (Enq6K) I'm in Florida. I didn't see much on their website for my state.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:37 PM (lHWU9)

176 That's the ONLY cookie I like raisins in. Other than that, yeah I'm with you. What geographical region are you in? Maybe hubby could rattle someone's cage in that particular office. Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable at October 30, 2016 05:34 PM (Enq6K) currants are used in a lot of baked goods too more delicate like Shrewsbury Biscuits for instance I've made these with currants, very good

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:37 PM (qCMvj)

177 I have a friend who has a great Banana Story from his trip to Amsterdam.

It's ONT material, though.
--

Um... yes. I do believe I know exactly how that story goes.

/um... I guess I have not always been a very good girl...

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at October 30, 2016 12:38 PM (hqqM5)

178 enjoy your evening bon appetit!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:38 PM (qCMvj)

179 Thanks, as always CBD

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 12:38 PM (qCMvj)

180 172 Those you fry and have with a Cuban sandwich and black beans and rice. Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 05:34 PM (lHWU9) I want a cuban sandwich. Need to go figure out what to make for dinner tonight. I really do not want to order a pizza. Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 05:36 PM (qCMvj) I can eat Cuban food all day long. One of my favorite cuisines.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:38 PM (lHWU9)

181 Oh! I wanted to pass this along here too. Earlier this week I was at Marshall's with my daughter, and I saw they had a fair amount of All-Clad stainless stuff for really good (for All-Clad) prices. I finally got the 3-qt. pot I had been wanting. It's probably the "old" stainless line that they are discontinuing in favor of the new D5 line. But the prices were better than I'd ever seen there. I paid $60 and a similar one is on sale right now at Macy's for $185.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:38 PM (uHcnA)

182 Rickz, that asparagus soup looks amaaaaaaaazing. I would eat every drop of it myself. And the heavy cream would not be optional, it would be mandatory. Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 05:01 PM (uHcnA) Trust me, it tastes better than it reads. But truthfully, the cream really is optional. The soup is so asparagus-y good that cream can overwhelm it. But, like I said, it's a bit fussy, but can be made ahead of time and, if you don't add the cream, it freezes well. Have fun making it.

Posted by: RickZ at October 30, 2016 12:39 PM (z1o2c)

183 Haven't had it in years but I have had beer can turkey/chicken many times.

Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2016 12:39 PM (sWbjH)

184 I have a friend who has a great Banana Story from his trip to Amsterdam. They call him mellow yellow.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 30, 2016 12:39 PM (IqV8l)

185 All-Clad rules.

Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 12:39 PM (f735k)

186 Whatever happened to The California Raisins? That was a good ad campaign, raisin farmers continue to be screwed by the feds. But that's a conversation for another day.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 30, 2016 05:37 PM (6Ll1u)


All good ad campaigns must come to and end.

I have a California Raisin action figure on my desk here.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at October 30, 2016 12:40 PM (LzMzD)

187 I'm in Florida. I didn't see much on their website for my state.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 05:37 PM (lHWU9)


I think Florida is handled by their Atlanta office but I'll double check.

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 30, 2016 12:40 PM (Enq6K)

188 187 I'm in Florida. I didn't see much on their website for my state. Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 05:37 PM (lHWU9) I think Florida is handled by their Atlanta office but I'll double check. Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable at October 30, 2016 05:40 PM (Enq6K) That'd be great, thank you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:41 PM (lHWU9)

189 You want a kick-ass escarole recipe, do a search for Utica Greens. A central NY specialty, Utica Greens are hot, peppery, garlicky, breadcrumby kick-ass greens that even people who don't like greens will like. Blanch the 'scrole in two waters and you'll have no worries of any bitterness.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at October 30, 2016 12:41 PM (WlGX+)

190 What time does marshall's open again???? I need a 5 at pot to complete my collection......almost, maybe...... I love me some all-clad! I've never paid full price for a piece.

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 12:43 PM (JNDQi)

191 Yeah, that beer can chicken? Skip the beer: http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_technique/debunking_beer_can_chicken.html

Posted by: ibguy at October 30, 2016 12:44 PM (vUcdz)

192 I saw this Halloween drink recipe online and it actually sounded good, so I tried it. And it was! Therefore: Redrum Cocktail 1 1/2 oz dark rum 1/2 oz cherry liqueur 1/2 oz Campari 1/4 oz Cointreau or triple sec 1/4 tsp finely grated lime peel Shake with Ice. Double strain to get rid of lime peel. Pour into cocktail glass. Admire the color of Redrum. Drink!

Posted by: naturalfake at October 30, 2016 12:44 PM (9q7Dl)

193 currants are used in a lot of baked goods too

more delicate

like Shrewsbury Biscuits for instance

I've made these with currants, very good

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2016 05:37 PM (qCMvj)


Yeah, wouldn't like those either in baked goods.  I don't know what it is....they just hit my palette wrong in certain things.

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 30, 2016 12:44 PM (Enq6K)

194 Time for another brewskie. Raspberry ale this time. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 05:34 PM Or a Johnny Walker........ All those bulletin boards around the track aren't there for nothing.

Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2016 12:46 PM (sWbjH)

195 I like raisins and bananas. (I don't have any raisins or bananas in the house right now which is too bad as I suddenly have a weird craving for oatmeal with raisins and a sliced banana on top.) I do know a few banana-haters though - it's the texture they object to.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 12:46 PM (P8951)

196 Tami, I'm also not 100% sure what their model is, even after reading through their website.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 12:46 PM (lHWU9)

197

Drudge has got the siren blaring 650,000 new e-mails

Caution: He's also got a disturbing pic of Cankles up as well

Posted by: jrg at October 30, 2016 12:47 PM (PIPMd)

198 Only 1 glass left in the bottle

Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2016 12:47 PM (sWbjH)

199 Last batch of oatmeal cookies I made I used crasins, they were pretty good. Anybody else use them?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 30, 2016 12:47 PM (6Ll1u)

200 142 Tami Oh my gosh - me, too!! I don't get *why* I can like them in oatmeal raisin cookies, but there it is. Drives wife unit nuts (heh) when she makes a kugel or holiday challah.

Posted by: ibguy at October 30, 2016 12:48 PM (vUcdz)

201 I see a lot of people here have crock pots. Well, I don't. But I do have an immersion/stick blender. I cannot live without that tool. Even comes with a little container that turns it into a mini-food processor. I highly recommend an immersion blender for home use. It's really the only way to make that asparagus soup. I also recommend a coffee grinder dedicated only to spices. Buying whole spices and grinding you own as needed is not only cheaper, but the flavor is better, too. Thus endeth my cooking soap box.

Posted by: RickZ at October 30, 2016 12:48 PM (z1o2c)

202 The Donald was in Las Vegas today. The guys from Pawn Stars spoke at his huge rally, endorsing him. They seem like okay people, but their show is fake as shit, like all the "reality" shows on Discovery.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2016 12:48 PM (fZ1P+)

203 140 Ever dip your banana in Skippy and then chocolate pudding? It's surprisingly good.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 30, 2016 05:23 PM (6Ll1u)


How many phrasing problems can you find in this sentence?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at October 30, 2016 12:48 PM (LzMzD)

204 I have been twisting my empty head on my neck like a rooster for ten minutes.

Those Jello shots. How to eat them?

Knife and fork?

Shot glass?

Straw?

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable [/i][/b] at October 30, 2016 12:49 PM (zu88C)

205 And remember when you could eat for next to nothing in Vegas? And the girls were cheap, too?

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2016 12:49 PM (fZ1P+)

206 The roast monkey head on top of the turkey is an interesting , if slightly terrifying garnish.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable [/i][/b] at October 30, 2016 12:51 PM (zu88C)

207 Those Jello shots. How to eat them?

Knife and fork?

Shot glass?

Straw?
Posted by: Mortimer


Um, you pick it up with your fingers and deposit it into your mouf.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 30, 2016 12:51 PM (v4Dtx)

208 Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 30, 2016 05:47 PM (6Ll1u)

I keep a bag around....put 'em in my cereal.

Posted by: BignJames at October 30, 2016 12:52 PM (9RGU3)

209 196 Tami, I'm also not 100% sure what their model is, even after reading through their website.

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 05:46 PM (lHWU9)


I only have a general knowledge of what they do.  I'll ask my husband to answer that more indepth for me and I'll pass it on to you.


But at the moment he's outside working on a wood working shop he's building.  


I'll catch you later with the explanation or I'll e-mail it to you if that's ok?

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 30, 2016 12:52 PM (Enq6K)

210 with your FANGERS?

Mama's not gonna like this....

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable [/i][/b] at October 30, 2016 12:52 PM (zu88C)

211 Ever dip your banana in Skippy and then chocolate pudding? It's surprisingly good. Excuse me?

Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2016 12:52 PM (sWbjH)

212 Bud Light Pulls Plug on Amy Schumer-Seth Rogen Ad Campaign As Sales Drop Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 30, 2016 05:18 PM (v4Dtx) What, you mean having Amy Schumer associated with your product makes people not want to buy it? The deuce you say! Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at October 30, 2016 05:36 PM (LzMzD) Whoever thought up that ad should've lost their job. Beer commercial with hawt chicks and hot dudes being hot together while drinking Bud Light? Unconscious thoughts - Hey! Hot people drink Bud Light. I'll drink it and people will think I'm hot too. Yay! Beer commercial with Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen? Conscious thoughts - These guys are fat. so they have to drink light beer. so they won't be fat. But, they probably drink too much anyway. so they're fat anyway. Amy Schumer has weird buried in fat piggy eyes and a gut. Probably from drinking beer. Yuck! And that is how you kill your brand.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 30, 2016 12:52 PM (9q7Dl)

213 My sister made jello shots for the family reunion and forgot to bring them.

Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2016 12:54 PM (sWbjH)

214 lindafell, I've never paid full price for it either, and I have a lot of pieces now. About six or seven years ago I decided I wanted to start a collection, and I've gotten it all piecemeal at places like Marshall's and TJ Maxx, oftentimes on clearance. Funny story: my eldest daughter went to college about three hours south of us. We had been down there for something in the spring and for some reason we went into the Marshall's there. In the clearance aisle, they had a big, gorgeous All-Clad copper stock pot. It was still pretty expensive, and I decided against getting it. But I didn't forget it. A couple weeks later my son and I went down to move her home for the semester. Before we went, on a whim I called the Marshall's to see if the pot was still there. It was, and the manager said she would hold it for me in the back room, even though it was against their rules. As we got into town, I told my son that we needed to stop at the Marshall's because the manager was holding a pot for me in the back room, even though she wasn't supposed to do it. You should have seen the priceless look on his face. He didn't hear the "a" before the word pot.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:54 PM (uHcnA)

215 201 RickZ 2nded on the dedicated spice grinder. Makes all the difference in the world.

Posted by: ibguy at October 30, 2016 12:54 PM (vUcdz)

216 I have a kitchen aid grinder with removable containers so I can grind coffee with one and use the smaller ones for spices. I'm on my second immersion blender after I finally burned the last one out. Don't know how I would live without it now.

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 12:54 PM (JNDQi)

217 211 Ever dip your banana in Skippy and then chocolate pudding? It's surprisingly good. The dog likes it, anyway.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 30, 2016 12:54 PM (dnWSK)

218 200 142 Tami

Oh my gosh - me, too!!

I don't get *why* I can like them in oatmeal raisin cookies, but there it is. Drives wife unit nuts (heh) when she makes a kugel or holiday challah.

Posted by: ibguy at October 30, 2016 05:48 PM (vUcdz)


Seeeee.....I'm not the only one!


And don't get me started on nuts in baked goods.  Blech.

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 30, 2016 12:54 PM (Enq6K)

219 chocolate is not good for dogs

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at October 30, 2016 12:55 PM (oAY8z)

220 All good ad campaigns must come to and end. And it's the same with the wildwood weed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 30, 2016 12:55 PM (IqV8l)

221 216 My sister made jello shots for the family reunion and forgot to bring them.

===

Likely story.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable [/i][/b] at October 30, 2016 12:56 PM (zu88C)

222 Um, you pick it up with your fingers and deposit it into your mouf. You shore gots a purdy mouf.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 30, 2016 12:56 PM (dnWSK)

223 Speaking of the Bramble, it's a great cocktail by it's own self. Very popular with the ladies. And one of the few good things to come out of Once-Great Britain recently. Good job, limeys! Good job.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 30, 2016 12:57 PM (9q7Dl)

224 222 chocolate is not good for dogs Missed it by >||< that much.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 30, 2016 12:58 PM (dnWSK)

225 As we got into town, I told my son that we needed to stop at the Marshall's because the manager was holding a pot for me in the back room, even though she wasn't supposed to do it. You should have seen the priceless look on his face. He didn't hear the "a" before the word pot.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 05:54 PM (uHcnA)


That's funny!!!


I love, love, love TJ, Marshall's and Homegoods.  I spend hours in there when I go. 


If you have their credit card, don't forget to check the back pages of your bill.  That's where they hide your $10/$20 off coupons when you spend over a certain amount.  And they're good for 2 years.

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 30, 2016 12:58 PM (Enq6K)

226 >>>Campari i need to try this to see if i like it. on the rocks.

Posted by: concrete girl at October 30, 2016 12:59 PM (5SK/d)

227 Tami, I've resisted getting their credit card, because I don't need any more reasons to go there, lol. But coupons, you say?

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 12:59 PM (uHcnA)

228 Hey, I just carved a pumpkin while drinking beer and I didn't cut myself!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 01:00 PM (EnKk6)

229 My father used to insist that we share a raisin pudding from his childhood. (His family were Brits.) Official name: spotted dick. Seriously.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at October 30, 2016 01:00 PM (pZEKq)

230 122 Wah wah waaaaaah~! Bud Light Pulls Plug on Amy Schumer-Seth Rogen Ad Campaign As Sales Drop Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 30, 2016 05:18 Last wknd I saw a Miller Lite ad that said something like "we don't want to talk about politics. we just want you to know Miller Lite tastes great and is less filling." Or something to that effect.

Posted by: olddog in mo [/i] [/s] [/b] [/u] at October 30, 2016 01:01 PM (Dhht7)

231 My father used to insist that we share a raisin pudding from his childhood. (His family were Brits.) Official name: spotted dick. Seriously. Posted by: Wenda (sic) ] http://tinyurl.com/o88o9ya

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 30, 2016 01:02 PM (IqV8l)

232 >> Wusthoff knives I like mine, too, but recently participated in Kickstarter for Misen. Just received the 8" chef's, like it even better than my Wusthoff, at 1/2 the price. Hoping they come out with 6"' soon. (And yeah, I know)

Posted by: ibguy at October 30, 2016 01:02 PM (vUcdz)

233 Bluebell, You're my kind of moron. I love Homegoods. Are you on the All Clad VIP email list? They have factory seconds sales about 4 times a years. Ive picked up several pieces that way.

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 01:02 PM (JNDQi)

234 That jello shot is gorgeous, but I don't see any Everclear in the recipe

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 30, 2016 01:03 PM (n3MnG)

235
But coupons, you say?

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 05:59 PM (uHcnA)


Yeah, after you've spent a certain amount and at the moment I can't remember how much but they send you a coupon with your bill.


Sometimes I forget to look for it so the other day I was sorting bills and decided to check the last page of all my TJ bills.  I found $150 in coupons!

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable[/i][/b][/s][/u] at October 30, 2016 01:03 PM (Enq6K)

236 Shoot'em up is back.

Posted by: tbodie at October 30, 2016 01:04 PM (ql3m8)

237 My son's scout troop does the bacon weave for Saturday breakfasts on camp outs quite often. Some of the leaders don't like it because it takes a long time to cook and then with other breakfast items can make cooking, eating, and cleanup take too long in the morning. I say if a scout is enjoying what he's cooking then it makes for a better camp out.

Posted by: Rihar at October 30, 2016 01:04 PM (+ao6J)

238 Where did the banana touch you?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 05:09 PM (EnKk6)

That made my day.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 01:04 PM (Zu3d9)

239 I'll catch you later with the explanation or I'll e-mail it to you if that's ok? Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a depolorable at October 30, 2016 05:52 PM (Enq6K) That's more than fine. Thanks for your help!

Posted by: Insomniac - Broken, No Refunds at October 30, 2016 01:05 PM (lHWU9)

240 That made my day..... Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 06:04 PM (Zu3d9) --- If fond memories, why the hate?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 01:06 PM (EnKk6)

241 No, they're grape mummies.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 05:18 PM (EnKk6)

Oh shit....I can't breathe!

Hah!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 01:06 PM (Zu3d9)

242 lindafell, I'm not on their list. At this point, it's probably better that I'm not, as I have about all I can justify. I might just take a leeeeeetle peek over there, though . . . . But really, if you have the patience, waiting for it not just to get to Marshall's but also to get to their clearance aisle, can save a ton. That's where I got several of my frying pans, my cookie sheet, my roasting pan, and a bunch of other things including my illicit pot. I have gotten a few things from the regular aisle too. There is a W-S outlet about half an hour from me and they have decent sales sometimes too.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 01:07 PM (uHcnA)

243 I'm reheating some of the bolognase sauce I made yesterday, adding cooked macaroni, some cream, and a little grated cheese.....tada......dinner. The kids will be hungry since they're across the street swimming.

Posted by: @lindafelldespair(gab.ai) irredeemable, deplorable, uneducated redneck at October 30, 2016 01:07 PM (JNDQi)

244 You probably ate some of the peel.

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2016 05:23 PM (fZ1P+)

Probably...based on my mental state at the time....if you know what I mean.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2016 01:08 PM (Zu3d9)

245 if bluebell brings the liverwurst pineapple, SOMEONE will need to make the shrimp-stuffed apples.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable [/i][/b] at October 30, 2016 01:13 PM (zu88C)

246 John Lester is on the mound tonight for the Cups? Hahahaha, good luck with that!

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2016 01:13 PM (fZ1P+)

247 OK. I need to go prep dinner so it will be ready for the game, tonight. Antelope Cheesesteaks (with Mushroom, Shallot, and Havarti).

Posted by: garrett at October 30, 2016 01:14 PM (f735k)

248 246 Sooth Guy who moderated that debate. Jack of all trades, hunh?

Posted by: ibguy at October 30, 2016 01:15 PM (vUcdz)

249 that was Lester Holt, John Lester's brother

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 30, 2016 01:18 PM (fZ1P+)

250 Oh, I forgot. Liverwurst is just Braunschweiger's redheaded step sister, no offense to redheads implied.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 30, 2016 01:19 PM (6Ll1u)

251 249 Sooth

Posted by: ibguy at October 30, 2016 01:19 PM (vUcdz)

252 Mmmm, food thread. We have an office party coming up next week at a local restaurant. Jagerschnitzel was my entree pick.

Posted by: Country Singer (gab @BertG) at October 30, 2016 01:21 PM (GUBah)

253 My pumpkin is so cute! One big glowing eyeball and a crooked smile.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 01:27 PM (EnKk6)

254 I'm picturing Mike Wasowski's mom.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 01:29 PM (uHcnA)

255 I say if a scout is enjoying what he's cooking then it makes for a better camp out.
Posted by: Rihar at October 30, 2016 06:04 PM (+ao6J)


Clearly need to invest in a bacon loom. 

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 01:29 PM (wxBiU)

256 I was too lazy to carve two eyes. But this turned out even better. One day I'll get a YUGE pumpkin and invest in a Mikita or something and do the Sistine Pumpkin.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 01:32 PM (EnKk6)

257 My pumpkin is so cute! One big glowing eyeball and a crooked smile.
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Beer goggles!

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable [/i][/b] at October 30, 2016 01:32 PM (zu88C)

258 257 My pumpkin is so cute! One big glowing eyeball and a crooked smile. ===== Beer goggles! Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at October 30, 2016 06:32 PM (zu88C) --- I need to make a unigoggle for him! Thanks for the idea.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 01:33 PM (EnKk6)

259 I need to make a unigoggle for him! Thanks for the idea. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage

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He's a 9 now.

Tomorrow he will be a 4 .

I have been there.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable [/i][/b] at October 30, 2016 01:35 PM (zu88C)

260 Eris, that sounds like the Nisrani character.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 01:37 PM (wxBiU)

261 CBD, I have an odd request. If you have the power, and the time, could you please delete my comment #116 on the first postal match thread? Thanks.

Posted by: stace...SMOD/Creepy Clown 2016 at October 30, 2016 01:37 PM (ozZau)

262 He's a 9 now. Tomorrow he will be a 4 . I have been there. Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable at October 30, 2016 06:35 PM (zu88C) --- No, no, I really feel like we're connecting on a spiritual level! *hic*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 01:39 PM (EnKk6)

263 Stace, try emailing him at that email he left earlier in the comments on this thread.

Posted by: bluebell at October 30, 2016 01:40 PM (uHcnA)

264 Eris, that sounds like the Nisrani character. Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 06:37 PM (wxBiU) --- Que?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 01:42 PM (EnKk6)

265 The only thing I like about Miller is their Park, but I am glad they are making a point to keep politics out of their commercials. For ages now, companies understood that that was only smart business - but virtue signaling trumps basis common sense now.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at October 30, 2016 01:44 PM (P8951)

266 Bananas aren't really my thing, but recently someone made this smoothie for me and I'm converted now. I throw all these ingredients in the blender and make this several times a week. Yummy and decently healthy. 1/2 Banana 1.5 cups frozen blueberries 1 pitted date 2 TBSP Almond Butter 1 TBSP Ground Flax Seed 1 TSP Lemon Juice 2 Cups Water

Posted by: cricket at October 30, 2016 01:45 PM (PLSbe)

267 I am so making those jello shots. Fruit=healthy. The nurses can stuff it.

Posted by: SMFH at my deplorable self... at October 30, 2016 01:47 PM (eaeIS)

268
No, no, I really feel like we're connecting on a spiritual level! *hic*
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Yes, yes. "He makes you laugh" , right?

Punkins are all the same.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable [/i][/b] at October 30, 2016 01:54 PM (zu88C)

269 Thanks bluebell.

Posted by: stace...SMOD/Creepy Clown 2016 at October 30, 2016 01:56 PM (ozZau)

270 Speaking of junk food, Jules made this tasty dip for watching the WS. Don't know the real name, we just call it Heart Attack on a Plate. 1 lb Velveeta 1 lb Mexican Velveeta 1 jar of salsa 1 stick of butter 1 lb of hamburger, browned w/ onion We've been eating that w/ Fritos and then Doritos. Tasty and healthy (not).

Posted by: Farmer at October 30, 2016 01:57 PM (o/90i)

271 >>Oatmeal Cookies without raisins suck.


Oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries = divine!

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/oatmeal-cranberry-cookies.aspx

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 30, 2016 02:04 PM (NOIQH)

272 Oatmeal cookies with chocolate or butterscotch chips FTW.

Posted by: SMFH at my deplorable self... at October 30, 2016 02:08 PM (eaeIS)

273 The Arabic letter N that looks like a smiling cyclops

Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 02:08 PM (wxBiU)

274 Oatmeal with butterscotch chips sounds wonderful

Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2016 02:11 PM (sWbjH)

275 when i do turkey this way, i inject the bird with juice, spices, and such a day or three ahead of time...helps make it nice and juicy, but the smoker temp and the auto basting help keep it from getting dry, as does blocking the neck with fruit (i used a pear on that particular bird.

the smoker runs at about 250*, with guava or kiawe wood chunks, from Greg.

https://www.hawaiiguava.com/

cooking time is ~2.5-3 hours for a 12-14# bird.  i just put a temp probe in the breast, run the wire out the top, and plug it into a electronic thermometer.  when i get the right temp, i pull the bird, foil it up and let it rest for a bit while finishing up everything else.

the fatties can be used for snacks, or crumbled up into the dressing.  you can also dice them up for an omelette, etc...


Posted by: redc1c4 at October 30, 2016 02:12 PM (KWUK6)

276 Chocolate chip cookies with carrots For The W--, oh who the hell am I kidding?

Posted by: RickZ at October 30, 2016 02:13 PM (z1o2c)

277 273 The Arabic letter N that looks like a smiling cyclops Posted by: Kindltot at October 30, 2016 07:08 PM (wxBiU) --- Ah, okay, found it. Uh...I have this glowing symbol in my window. Am I in danger now?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 02:13 PM (EnKk6)

278 I think I read about this pumpkin idea here, but I'm not artistic or motivated enough to try:carve a Donald Trump pumpkin, and use all the strings from inside to shape an orange toupee!

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at October 30, 2016 02:14 PM (pZEKq)

279 There's a fatty called the Tulsa Torpedo. Maybe it's called that because you'll be launching it the next morning. http://barbecuebible.com/recipe/tulsa-torpedo-bacon-weave-sausage-roll/

Posted by: stace...SMOD/Creepy Clown 2016 at October 30, 2016 02:15 PM (ozZau)

280 Some of these Trumpkins are hilarious: http://abc7.com/society/trumpkins-are-the-hottest-political-pumpkin-trend-of-2016/1553373/ or: http://tinyurl.com/hce2tkt

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 02:16 PM (EnKk6)

281 Truly, these hilarious pumpkins will make Halloween great again.

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These ARE great , Eris!


May we suffer through 4-8 more years of them.

Posted by: Mortimer, deplorable [/i][/b] at October 30, 2016 02:18 PM (zu88C)

282 O/T - Apologies for doing this, but....check out Drudge. That pic would make a scary pumpkin, and the headline may make Hills stroke out.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at October 30, 2016 02:27 PM (NOIQH)

283 Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2016 07:27 PM (NOIQH) --- Sweet merciful SMOD! That's like 1984 meets John Carpenter's The Thing!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at October 30, 2016 02:28 PM (EnKk6)

284 Oatmeal cookies with chocolate or butterscotch chips FTW. Posted by: SMFH at my deplorable self... at October 30, 2016 07:08 True dat. J makes some great Oatmeal Scotchies.

Posted by: Farmer at October 30, 2016 02:28 PM (o/90i)

285 turkey does look good, but cooking with aluminum may cause dementia. on the other hand it's probably just once a year so what the fuck.

Posted by: uglykidmoe at October 30, 2016 08:34 PM (kIm0a)

286 Blergh! Fosters! It's a triumph of overseas marketing because Aussies do NOT drink Fosters. In fact, Fosters is difficult to find in Australia because it's not popular and not that good.

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