December 29, 2013

So How Was Your Christmas Dinner? [OregonMuse]
— Open Blogger


hitler xmas photo.jpg

I hope it was better than this guy's.

I hereby declare this thread to be open. For all non-book fol-de-rol & misc. stuff.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 05:36 AM | Comments (51)
Post contains 35 words, total size 1 kb.

1 Last!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2013 05:36 AM (QFxY5)

2 Second.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 05:36 AM (sdi6R)

3 Nope, I got nothing.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 05:37 AM (sdi6R)

4 Hitler was a socialist. Obama is too. Do the math.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at December 29, 2013 05:37 AM (zZ+Bs)

5 No Christmas dinner. We had a Christmas brunch.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 29, 2013 05:38 AM (teFlO)

6 Still working on the last of the Wheel of Time series.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 29, 2013 05:38 AM (T2V/1)

7 Merry Friggin' Christmas already...  it's time to start thinking about how you are gonna shed those extra pounds, you morons.. I think I will ponder that over a stack of french toast!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 29, 2013 05:39 AM (b/lt+)

8 Oops wrong thread

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 29, 2013 05:39 AM (T2V/1)

9 I had leftovers. But at least, no Hitler....

Posted by: backhoe at December 29, 2013 05:39 AM (ULH4o)

10
Speaking of misc stuff, I found this snippet from Dave Barry's year in review column snicker-worthy:


As the president’s popularity slides in the polls, House Speaker John Boehner, sensing a tactical opening for the Republicans, calls a press conference to point out that he is exactly the same color as a Creamsicle.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at December 29, 2013 05:40 AM (0IhFx)

11 Tenth? We had spaghetti and meatballs - my "famous" recipe, and a TiFW family favorite.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at December 29, 2013 05:42 AM (WoJhS)

12 Christmas was kind of meh with my family this year. Grandma was in the hospital for pnuemonia, one cousin was sick w ith a stomach bug and wasn't able to come down to dinner without being sick, his poor girlfriend (whom none of us had met before) was stuck with a bunch of strangers, I hope she thought we were nice.

Posted by: nnptcgrad at December 29, 2013 05:44 AM (Opyrm)

13 Food was good though.

Posted by: nnptcgrad at December 29, 2013 05:44 AM (Opyrm)

14 Well, I would have been tenth, if Vic had posted in the "right" thread......

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at December 29, 2013 05:44 AM (WoJhS)

15 Roast pork with peppers and Artichoke+Goat Cheese casserole.  Yay for youngest sister.

Also - cousins daughter tearing paper off box in alternating handfuls and throwing it straight back overhead for entertainment.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at December 29, 2013 05:54 AM (DL2i+)

16 That photo is chilling. I still cannot comprehend how seemingly normal people could commit the atrocities, murders, gassing, etc. then go home to their families at night and have dinner, see a play, etc.

Posted by: Jen at December 29, 2013 05:55 AM (D5cum)

17 Artichoke and goat cheese casserole sounds interesting, DaveA. On Christmas Day we wound up having a very good homemade pizza, using up some great sauce I'd made and some really nice salamis we'd gotten for Christmas. We had roast goose the next day. Served it with a gingerbread dressing and a confit of pears & shallots in balsamic vinegar. The goose was a lot of work, but at least I didn't burn down the kitchen! I would do it again, because it is an unusual enough type of meat to want on occasion. But it's a pretty messy enterprise because of all the fat.

Posted by: Y-not (@MoxieMom) at December 29, 2013 06:00 AM (zDsvJ)

18 Food aside this Xmas was kind of subdued. The "twice a widower" aside the Monday before I had to return my rescue dog- Sasha, the Rhodesian Ridgeback- to local animal control.

She kept tunneling under my fence and running away- and the last 2 times she would not come when found and called.

Besides living on a truck route, there is a guy 2 or 3 blocks away known for trapping and killing cats. Suspected of dogs, too. Rumor has it at least one or more vanloads of Mexicans cruise the county and steal dogs for dogfighting. It was just too much for me. Miss the Hell out of her- she kept the late Miss Emily's Border Collie safe when I was away. But the anxiety was killing me.

Posted by: backhoe at December 29, 2013 06:01 AM (ULH4o)

19 I was just about to comment in the gun thread but it went poof.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 06:02 AM (sdi6R)

20 Still in Cambodia. Where millions turned on their teachers, neighbors, parents and 2 million died in 3 years 8 months. They executed teachers, doctors, artists, musicians, any one who wore glasses, the disabled and ethnic minorities. There were a handful of show trials 30 years later. But Pol Pot was never tried.

Posted by: Thunderb at December 29, 2013 06:03 AM (u/7CQ)

21 Sorry to hear about your dog, backhoe. I knew someone who raised Rhodesian Ridgebacks and they are a whole lotta dog. I hope an RR rescue group picks her up and finds a good home for her.

Posted by: Y-not (@MoxieMom) at December 29, 2013 06:03 AM (zDsvJ)

22 Hey! I left mein napkin on the chair & everythink!

Posted by: Guy Who Didn't Make It to the End of the War at December 29, 2013 06:05 AM (crLRi)

23 Posted by: Y-not (@MoxieMom) at December 29, 2013 11:00 AM (zDsvJ)

I once made a duck using a recipe that called for parboiling it for a minute, then using a hair dryer on it to "open the pores" so that when I finally put the thing in the oven the fat would render perfectly.

It worked, and I'll bet it would work on a goose, but....way too much trouble.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2013 06:11 AM (QFxY5)

24 For weeks now, I have quietly and smilingly commiserated with several morons' accounts of their dread of the upcoming enforced joviality with commanists, especially poor Jane. At least, I told myself, That won't Happen Here. Over the years I have efficiently (sometimes dramatically) divorced myself from "my friends," dyke sister has become a rock-ribbed repub (I think her wife did it), my dad and Her Mom are largely beyond politics, and generally agree on the large things anyway.

So what to my wondering eyes, after getting through Christmas quietly enough, but a surprise visit from LIV BIL and his born-yet-again-this-morning central casting LibWife! What a gift. What an opportunity to practice my long-moldering diplomatic skills. What a chance to observe, magisterially and with remove, the follies of the smallminded as they wend their way through their little problems. What.A.Pain.In.The.Ass.

Takeaway quote: after I fended off O-icide small talk with onesie jokes not once but several times, LIV SIL gr-r-r-randly announced, "We all have to agree that something has to change...in this country." It's the "in this country" that marks you as the eternal college freshman. Somehow one refrained from listing the many changes I might institute tout-de-suite.

I have a high ceiling in the main room (so to speak). Wife almost had to fetch the big ladder to unroll my eyeballs back down off that ceiling. And the best part? They're coming back for another dinner today! I'll just bet the cackling bitch sat up most of the night, checking over her notes to make sure she leaves no moment unblessed by her newly-acquired wisdom. Can't.Fuckin.Wait.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 29, 2013 06:13 AM (xq1UY)

25 21? Y-not? Thank you. She's a wonderful dog but would have eventually met a bad fate running away all the time. Her owner left her here a few months while recovering from cancer surgery. Came back last January, asked "can I leave her a couple of days?" and never heard from her again. None of her contact info worked.

We are too small a community to have a RR rescue group in a hundred miles or more. Most people adopting want a cute puppy and she's 3 years old and homely as an old shoe. Animal control did agree to giving her back before destroying her if they can't place her.

Posted by: backhoe at December 29, 2013 06:14 AM (ULH4o)

26 I once made a duck using a recipe that called for parboiling it for a minute, then using a hair dryer on it to "open the pores" so that when I finally put the thing in the oven the fat would render perfectly. ---------- Yeah, the recipe I followed was from the Red Lion Inn (in the Berkshires, for you non-NE types). Started breast side up on the stove - "steaming" covered in the roasting pan with broth. Then drain the liquid, add fresh broth, flip bird upside down and roast covered for an hour. Then flip bird right side up and roast at high heat uncovered. So very messy. But if you like organ meats, goose is a nice bird. To me it tasted like gizzard. I'd do it again, but never try to do it for company.

Posted by: Y-not (@MoxieMom) at December 29, 2013 06:15 AM (zDsvJ)

27 24 LIV SIL gr-r-r-randly announced, "We all have to agree that something has to change...in this country." Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 29, 2013 11:13 AM (xq1UY) I'd be inclined to reply, "What happens to those who don't agree?"

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 06:19 AM (sdi6R)

28 Christmas dinner good. Ham at sister's house.

Posted by: eman at December 29, 2013 06:21 AM (EWsrI)

29 That sounds so annoying, Stringer.

Posted by: Y-not (@MoxieMom) at December 29, 2013 06:24 AM (zDsvJ)

30 Are you in Cambodia right now, Thunderb?

Posted by: Y-not (@MoxieMom) at December 29, 2013 06:25 AM (zDsvJ)

31 On MSNBC’s Now Friday, king race-baiter Michael Eric Dyson said,

“Phil Robertson and the DuckDynasty is part of a majority white supremacist culture that either consciously or unconsciously incubates hatred toward those who are different”

Posted by: NSA at December 29, 2013 06:26 AM (QFxY5)

32 Here's a question for the Horde- Have any of you every heard of or participated in an organization known as Great Decisions? Some type of national "discussion" group on foreign affairs.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 29, 2013 06:26 AM (g4TxM)

33 To me it tasted like gizzard.

Posted by: Y-not (@MoxieMom) at December 29, 2013 11:15 AM (zDsvJ)

Yum.....

My default duck recipe now is simply a very low temp roast to render as much fat as possible, then some time at a higher temp to crisp the skin.

The advantage of the low temp part is that the rendered fat is not browned, so  I can just pour it into a container for later. And it's really easy.

Potatoes cooked in duck fat may be the highest and most noble expression of the cooking arts.

Posted by: NSA at December 29, 2013 06:29 AM (QFxY5)

34 I love you Minx 0.7 alpha

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2013 06:30 AM (QFxY5)

35 31 On MSNBC’s Now Friday, king race-baiter Michael Eric Dyson said,

“Phil Robertson and the DuckDynasty is part of a majority white supremacist culture that either consciously or unconsciously incubates hatred toward those who are different” Posted by: NSA


Bigot We Much?

Posted by: backhoe at December 29, 2013 06:30 AM (ULH4o)

36 Backhoe, that's a shame. I spent Thanksgiving with a Rhodesian, and he was a magnificent beast. Lucky boy, he has a strong on-site mistress, master's a trail wrangler, and he's friends with the horses, so not tempted to roam off.

Y-not, I'm excited about your goose (heh). Around here, we use scrapper stuffings to regulate the grease. Tubular xylem and phloem, like lettuce shreds, orange, and onion, absorb about a gallon of grease from the inside, and then you throw that dressing away (or use it to make chest-plasters and soap). With wild duck (which tends to dryness) or pheasant, you work it the other way, and use juicy stuffing to keep the meat moist. Sometimes those remain edible. Hell, once in a while they're really good.

Presume that was a "domestic" goose? I've managed Canada a few times, but most hunters swear they're only good for jerky. They do make great jerky.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 29, 2013 06:30 AM (xq1UY)

37 Hey, I think those NSA guys like us. They're even offering cooking tips now.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2013 06:31 AM (sdi6R)

38 Culinary secrets of the NSA. It's all hot lights and grilling. And the spatchcock.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 29, 2013 06:33 AM (xq1UY)

39 The gun thread is back now

Posted by: Vic[/i] at December 29, 2013 06:34 AM (T2V/1)

40 36? Stringer?

She's a wonderful animal- stronger than most men and very protective. Very loving and affectionate to anyone she regarded as "family." But the way it was going she'd have gotten killed or kidnapped. 30 years ago I provided bodyguard service when the Humane Society's Director was investigating dogfighting rings. It was "good ole boy" rednecks then. Now it's Mexicans- but still awful. Vile "sport."

I really don't know what got into her. The first time she tunneled and ran a 30 foot tree top had fallen into the yard- she panicked. After that? Who knows? I hope they can place her.

Posted by: backhoe at December 29, 2013 06:38 AM (ULH4o)

41 We have a new Christmas dinner tradition here at Casa de Muse. Started last year and it was even better this year: BBQ steak and shrimp, grilled to perfection by my vegetarian(!) daughter. Very tasty.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 29, 2013 06:44 AM (fd0Pp)

42 Posted this the other day, but I thought it was funny, and seems topical: My son and his family were visiting over Christmas. He was sick as a dog, with croup and bronchitis. Missus Muldoon was being a good mom and was nursing him. Providing medications, pushing broths and Gatorade for hydration, etc. He roused from his feverish stupor long enough to tell her, "Thanks for the O-mama care!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 29, 2013 06:48 AM (g4TxM)

43 Posted by: OregonMuse at December 29, 2013 11:44 AM (fd0Pp)

The perfect cook....she won't be stealing any steak!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2013 06:49 AM (QFxY5)

44 Our Christmas will be celebrated in January. So on Christmas night we had home made pizza. Pepperoni, Canadian bacon, red onion, fresh mushrooms. It rocked.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 29, 2013 06:53 AM (HVff2)

45 32 Great Decisions is a program run locally, kind of like a book club where there's background reading and a topic for the week. You can't say it's content neutral, because there is some editorial selection for the background reading, but generally how it's going to run week to week depends on who is in the group.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 29, 2013 07:16 AM (HubSo)

46 Funniest Christmas dinner joke ever!

Posted by: PJ at December 29, 2013 07:28 AM (ZWaLo)

47 #27

"What happens to those who don't agree?"  I think we all know the answer to that question.  Off to the gas chambers for you!!

Posted by: Lurk u longtime at December 29, 2013 08:31 AM (mdg8n)

48 Atlantic Mag linked at Hot Air says it would be great if women were SEALs. Not that it would benefit readiness, just make some hypothetical "grunt" respect his female superior more, in alternate universe land. Far less than 1% of fit men can hack that training. But hey, I'm sure the standards will not be relaxed for another ill-considered social experiment which gets people killed in droves. See, stupid COIN ROE.

Posted by: Beagle at December 29, 2013 08:45 AM (sOtz/)

49 That photo is chilling. I still cannot comprehend how seemingly normal people could commit the atrocities, murders, gassing, etc. then go home to their families at night and have dinner, see a play, etc.
Meh. You get used to it.

Posted by: obamacare navigator at December 29, 2013 10:15 AM (8AHeV)

50 >>Presume that was a "domestic" goose? I think so. Mr Moxie ordered it via the magical internet!

Posted by: Y-not (@MoxieMom) at December 29, 2013 10:41 AM (zDsvJ)

51 "o-mama care" - lololol! I also enjoyed the writing of the poster who talked about his encounter wuth the young thing that left his eyeballs stuck to the tall ceiling, almost.

Posted by: Alana at December 29, 2013 12:35 PM (86vMN)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

Comments are disabled. Post is locked.
93kb generated in CPU 6.89, elapsed 5.9712 seconds.
62 queries taking 5.2926 seconds, 287 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.