General Discussion, Sunday, November 12, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Gonna enjoy this cool weather while it’s here…roast butternut and andouille soup today, can’t make up my mind if we’ll have cornbread or garlic bread with it.

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    • Col(R)Ken says:

      Cornbread!!!!!!!!

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    • joshua says:

      God invented cornbread
      Some Italian slopped garlic on some butter and put in onto white bread
      no choice really…..cornbread is the American Stuff.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Disagree, well made garlic bread has its place in the hierarchy of food. The commercial stuff you get in many restaurants is frequently an afterthought but well made garlic bread can be a meal of its own.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          ‘specially when you melt stuff on it under the Salamander.

          Our new oven is a gigantic Salamander. Flames from above, instead of below. It’s a beast of a broiler. We have daily flatbreads on our new happy hour menu. You proof the dough balls a bit, then stretch them into ovals, and cook them in this thing. Then you save them for later. Later, when you get an order for flatbread special, you put all sorts of stuff on it — chicken, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese, for instance — and put it into this thing for 20 seconds, and everything is melty and good.

          πŸ˜€

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          • czarowniczy says:

            We had a huge Viking that has a 35,000 BTU burner smack in the middle for a wok. It works super heating up big pots, cast iron pans/pots and flatirons for breads. That sorta ate up the space for the salamander we were considering putting in for all sorts of stuff, big seared steaks as a beginning. Salamanders are fun.
            So the BBQ grill gets the nod for seared stuff as the Viking became the center of the kitchen.

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            • Wooly Covfefe says:

              A normal salamander you can just mount to the wall behind the flat or the multi-burner stove. This thing we got is something else. It’s what Ruth’s Chrisβ„’ uses. The boss and Chef went up to the Amway Grand Hotel in GR to look at this thing, and decided, yep.

              It’s a giant salamander, with a roll-out drawer, with a flat on top. 1500 degrees.

              Chef hated it at first. He was used to a standard broiler, with flames from below.

              He absolutely loves it now. It’s a tool.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Yup, seen them many a time at Ruth’s, hence my slab of meat quote. Problem was that the Viking and associated thru-the-wall range hood ate up the available space, only other kitchen wall that had an ‘outside’ has windows, sink and sideboard. I’m thinking of putting a big propane burner in a welded steel box and seeing if I can’t jury-rig my own.

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          • Lucille says:

            Mmmm, Wooly…sounds soooo good.

            Mom used to make what she called “Johnny cake” which is sugar sweetened cornbread. Otherwise, she called it “Cracklin’ bread” made with cooked crumbled fatty bacon, chopped pimento, green and yellow bell peppers. Serve it with chili. Yum!

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            • Menagerie says:

              True cracklin cornbread southern style. My mama used to make and eat it. Not one of the rest of us would touch it. Got to wonder how czar weighs in on this one.

              https://www.louisianacookin.com/cracklin-cornbread/

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Czxarina’s taste in corn bread goes to extra sweetened…probably a callback to her Okie/Sooner roots. Cornbread’s like an empty box that tastes good – you can put just about anything into it. Ain’t no wrong if you like it.

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              • michellc says:

                See I’ve never really known whether sweet cornbread came from Oklahoma or Arkansas. My mom always added sugar to cornbread as well as brown beans. I’ve always done it like my mama and my DH thought I had gone nuts the first time he saw me putting sugar in the beans. We had been married probably 10 years before he realized it. I told him he said my beans were the best he ever ate, so maybe that was why. lol

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Can’t help you there, Czarina’s relatives are from both Arkansas and Oklahoma. I’ve put sugar in beans as well as strong black coffee in my chili and beef stew.

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                  • michellc says:

                    I grew up in Oklahoma but my family roots are mainly Arkansas.
                    My DH grew up in Oklahoma but his family roots are Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama. He never heard of sugar in beans or cornbread. Although all of his knowledge of cooking came from his Dad and Grandmothers, his mother couldn’t boil water.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I remember some of my Southern friends adding molasses or sorghum to beans…then I think about baked beans. I can see adding sugar as in olden days out in the sticks you wouldn’t have all those fancy city spices so…why not?

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                  • michellc says:

                    Mustard, brown sugar, onions and bacon for baked beans.

                    I laugh sometimes when I look in my spice cabinet, because growing up we didn’t have a spice cabinet. We had salt and pepper and sugar.

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          • lovely says:

            Sounds delicious Wooly!

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      I made Andouille with red lentils and root veggies yesterday! Leftovers today! There’s nothing like hot homemade soup in this weather! We had cheesy yeast rolls with ours.

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  2. Morning, Stellars!

    Fascinating…

    If you wanted to watch all the over 700 hours of film and video called Star Trek, it would take you over four months, if you watched six hours of it a day.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/372462.php

    The movie thread is on AoSHQ is hit or miss, for me, but I grew up on Star Trek. I agree with this review, in that The Motion Picture was a masterpiece of science fiction.

    This is one of the two dozen or so movies we had on VHS when I was a kid.

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Beautiful photo above, stella. TY!

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Just curious…

    Anyone notice hillary and john mccain
    sporting a foot brace on their right foot
    on November 7, 2017? Yes, right foot.

    What are the odds?
    Both injured their right foot
    and wearing a brace on 11/7?

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  5. Lucille says:

    These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. stella says:

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  8. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  9. patternpuzzler says:

    Morning, Nyet!! Since I’m here early, I’ll take a chair close to the lemon scones!

    Morning, Stellars!! May you all have a peaceful and productive (as you wish) Sunday!

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Awwwwwww!

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  11. Sharon says:

    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2017/11/12/happy-holidays-california-city-demands-church-stop-feeding-the-homeless/

    Just to document that municipalities, etc. are pursuing those who feed the homeless and telling them to stop it.

    Last Saturday, I made my annual purchase of lefe (Norwegian flatbread) at the fall bake sale put on by some of the stalwart Lutheran ladies here in this little Oregon town. Funny – Lutheran ladies here are fully as stalwart as the Lutheran ladies in the Red River Valley. I have concluded that the Lutheranism is not what makes it so, but the Scandinavianism/

    Anyway – at the bake sale in the church basement they had the obligatory, very official-looking, sign:

    The items being sold today were not made in a licensed kitchen.

    We all grew up in unlicensed kitchens.

    I did some things with dough and cinnamon in my kitchen yesterday that, I can assure you, either are completely unlicensed or ought to be. [one of those days when I cling [past tense clang??] to my “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” award, received in 1961 or thereabouts. It says TOMORROW – always TOMORROW. And that takes the pressure off when unlicensed stuff happens.

    In my experience, unlicensed kitchens are a particular provision from the Sovereign God.

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    • Sharon says:

      Whoaaa – just saw that I typed “lefe” – argh and grr. It’s LEFSE. LEFSE!

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      • litenmaus says:

        My mother’s granddaughter took up the title of ‘lefse master’ in our family. Unfortunately, neither my sister nor I had any inclination to peel and mash hundreds of pounds of potatoes during the holiday seasons, so in my family, it has fallen on the next generation to carry on the tradition.

        I just heard from our families ‘unlicensed kitchen’ that a dozen lefse will be waiting for me on Thanksgiving…..and I am thrilled that the tradition continues.

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        • Sharon says:

          Hey, as long as we have a source/provider/resource – we are good to go. I gave up making lefse years ago.

          In my youth, my Danish aunts (I’m 100% Danish) questioned me closely!! when they found out that I liked lefse. Danes do not specialize in lefse. It’s a Norwegian thing. My husband’s heritage is Norwegian-Swedish. I thought lefse was good. Anything that can serve as a delivery system for sugar and butter is a fine thing in my opinion. My aunts were troubled, I tell you, and sort of said, “We don’t eat that. I don’t know why you think that’s good to eat.” [noses just slightly in the air]

          So I eventually realized that, in their perspective, I had entered into a mixed marriage……. πŸ™‚

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        • Sharon says:

          My brother who is 75 STILL makes amazing lefse! His wife was full Norwegian, and he likes butter and sugar, too!

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      • joshua says:

        drunk drill Sergent time again…

        lefse rightse lefse rightse lefse rightsee
        cadence count toose free fo
        juan toose free fo…

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    • lovely says:

      My two dogs make my kitchen very unlicensed πŸ™‚ .

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      “We all grew up in unlicensed kitchens.” — Sharon

      Added to my notepad-o-goodness. Just after “Sorrow looks back…”

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    • Menagerie says:

      I meant to make the cinnamon star bread I posted the recipe for today, and give you a report on it, since you said you were going to make it. I discovered that I had forgotten to buy one of the ingredients, so on the fly I made the maple nut cinnamon twists that were posted, I think it was John Denney who gave us the link. Sharon, easy, even though I can never get dough into perfectly round forms. It wound up looking exactly like the picture, quite beautiful, and was one of the easiest treats I have ever made. It was so delicious. I mean, one of those things I can’t believe I pulled off, yet it was so easy.

      We had the obligatory biscuit and gravy breakfast for my son’s birthday midmorning, and I meant to have this to snack on while we waited on the biscuits. It took a little longer to rise than I had anticipated by the recipe (cabin was kind of cool this morning) so I wound up not cooking it until the biscuits came out. Anyhow, my family, who normally consider just about anything else on a plate except pork and a narrow pile of eggs as taking up unnecessary biscuit and gravy room, actually loved it right along with the main fare.

      I just had another plate of it, now cold of course, and it’s better than it was hot. If you want the recipe and didn’t save it let me know. Takes about an hour and a half, according to the recipe, and well worth it. It will go right up there in the recipe favorites. And it was a whim that I made it because I normally do not like cinnamon rolls. I only picked out the star recipe because it was so pretty that I thought I might practice before the holidays and have for Christmas morning.

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      • Sharon says:

        I “made” the star recipe yesterday.

        Not ready to talk about it yet.

        I have mental blocks where anything vaguely related to “homemaking” is concerned. I’ve learned that I CAN “DO IT” if I just persist.

        But, often, it’s just not a very pretty process and it’s surely better that I don’t have an audience when I’m learning.

        Oh, dear.

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        • Menagerie says:

          Sometimes I keep going until I get a reasonable facsimile of the food looking like the picture. Most of the time I have to settle for “tastes good.” Once in awhile I could provide the photograph for the Facebook “Nailed It” memes. Like you, I prefer no audience on those, but I usually have a lurking husband nearby who witnesses the abject failures. Wise and hungry man that he is, they don’t usually get much comment from him.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            A few rusty synapses just fired. A few years back a friend wanted to cook a pig on an open spit for a family party and asked for my help. He’d cut down an oak tree a year before so we had plenty of wood, we started building the coal bed at about 6 PM and while the wood was burning in we prepared the marinade to mop on and made dozens of slits in the pig and stuffed garlic cloves in. We had enough coals by about 11 PM so we mounted the spitted pig and began cooking it. We drank beer, took turns putting logs on the fire, turning the spit and sleeping. Right on schedule at about 11 AM the pig was done…now how do we serve it?????

            We looked around in the barn and there were three saw horses and a old door.We quick cleaned the door off, covered it in plastic and wrapping paper and put it on the saw horses. Diners were armed with knives and forks and we rough-cut the pig with scimitar knives and let everyone go…here it comes…hog wild. That was our presentation…final presentation was a pile of sucked-clean hog bones on the table.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          In my world you have food that tastes good and presentation with ‘tastes good’ in the one, two and three slots with ‘presentation’ somewhere around eight or nine…not sure what’s in-between. I like to serve in big table containers and the eaters get to load their plates, bowls, whatever with what they want in quantities they want…they want ‘presentation they can present. Presentation to me is satisfied diners spraddled on the couch, top buttons undone and groaning.

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      • Sharon says:

        I would like that recipe – only saved the star one – thanks, M.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Get bigger plates.

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        • Menagerie says:

          Good grief no. I can barely cook enough to serve them anyhow. I fill the whole oven rack with biscuit pans now. They don’t need the ability to have more.

          Years ago I found this monster sized skillet that I make gravy in when they are all here. I used to get my husband to pick it up and pour the gravy in a bowl because it was too heavy for me to control carefully. Finally I just quit putting it in a bowl. They get it right out of the skillet now. No one complains.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            That’s the way to do kit, Czarina always accuses me of cooking for an army. Others have accused me of equating food with love…but I DO love food.
            Big pots are good. No one I trust makes recipes for small pots; for most recipes the stuff gets too close to the top; that leaves the big pots and you don’t want to waste space so fill ’em up! Mangia, mangia!

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            • stella says:

              I love leftovers. If I cook a big batch, I don’t have to cook as often. How else would I enjoy a roast or a ham?

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Eating leftover pizza as I read this. There’s also the proven fact that a lotta stuff tastes better the day after when all the flavors get a chance to develop and meld, an experience enhanced by not having to prepare, just heat-and-eat.

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  12. Just found this band, on my “Nathanial Ratcliffe and the Night Sweats” Pandora channel.

    Sweet, sweet rock and roll. Lyrically and musically.

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  13. Same band. This is Hollywood’s epitaph, and prescient as hell. Astoundingly.

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    • joshua says:

      ….”houndmouth”……hmmmmm…….reminds me of doggie breath…..it that actually a legit sales brand that would make someone buy something? and why?

      like “stinktoes” or “sourbutt” or ………

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  14. joshua says:

    belated Caterday posting….off to the vet

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  15. Lucille says:

    Stanford hosted son and supporter of β€œPalestinian” jihad murderer and supporter of 9/11 jihad attacks, with no uproar
    November 12, 2017 9:34 AM By Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/11/stanford-hosted-son-and-supporter-of-palestinian-jihad-murderer-and-supporter-of-911-jihad-attacks-with-no-uproar

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    • Lucille says:

      Leland Stanford and his wife would be more than appalled, they’d be outraged to know that freedom of speech is nearly a lost right at Stanford. The university was named for their son who died when a teen.

      Stanford’s Board of Trustees are responsible for this mess, likely because they think just like the students and certainly the faculty. When infections are allowed to spread, the disease takes over to the point where beating it back becomes immensely difficult. It takes tremendous will to do battle.

      Thank God for the men and women who ceaselessly work on behalf of freedom.

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  16. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Oh, SNAP!

    H/T, AoSHQ.

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=372479

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  17. Lucille says:

    Autumn quote from John Burroughs

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  18. Wooly Covfefe says:

    I have a new girlfriend!

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  19. Lucille says:

    “That Was Yesterday” by Foreigner

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  20. Howie says:

    OMG I just found out the way to trigger a leftist SJW beyond recovery. Tell them slavery was a hoax. Never happened. Fake news. Then stand clear.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      😯 I love it. What a great idea. πŸ˜€

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    • nyetneetot says:

      The serfs and peasants of Europe have their origins in the last part of the Western Roman Empire. Taxes became so high, that family farms couldn’t pay them. People sold their farms and stock to the large land owners and left, or they became slaves and stayed in the homes and worked the land since slaves didn’t pay taxes.
      It reminds me of the recent articles about college students joining websites looking for a sugardaddy or sugarmama to pay their debts and buy the stuff in exchange for…whatever their new owner demands I suppose. Funny that there is no outcry of human rights violations.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      I will, after subscribing to your newsletter, tell you the results of this course of action.

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  21. auscitizenmom says:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    And, Lord, we pray for all the people who have been affected by the earthquakes and hurricanes.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  22. auscitizenmom says:

    I just finished watching Objectified on FOX NEWS. It was about Arnold Schwarzenegger, his life and how he got where he did. I am not necessarily a fan of his, but this was very interesting. It is on again at 11:00 PM, I think.

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  23. We are in a music renaissance. This is actually old, now.

    Good old rock and roll is returning, with a vengeance.

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  24. Wooly Covfefe says:

    I’m now getting ads for Cirque de Soleil, at, of all places Mandalay Bay Casino.

    The whole thing is Michael Jackson themed. I hate this cult. But I want to see it.

    MJ was a work of genius, though flawed as heck.

    I wonder how many sexual harassment suits could be filed in the Cirque crowd?

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  25. Wooly Covfefe says:

    My mentor:

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      More than 20 years he’s been my unwitting mentor and demigod.

      I’d be devastated if he were an abuser of women or children.

      I hate that I have to think this way now. Thanks, Leftists.

      Who is next?

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  26. michellc says:

    I have several family members that are teachers, so I see a lot of whining about their lack of pay from those that haven’t blocked me. I usually try to ignore their stuff on my newsfeed until I get fed up and comment, which is why some have blocked me.

    I’m about to the point of ticking off another one because for a month now I keep seeing stuff about a school bond and how anyone who doesn’t vote in favor don’t care about the kids. Her and her teacher friends are really getting on my nerves. I made sure I wasn’t following her to cut back on seeing stuff, but some of it still gets through. On one of her posts I saw today about how this bond needs to pass because her kids have books that are 10 years old. She just wanted everyone to know if they cared more about paying a few extra dollars in property taxes then they don’t care about their kids or grandkids getting an education. Anyway, her and her teacher friends got into a pity party about how bad it is they’re paid so little, but you’d think they’d care about their kids. Then their pity party became about how stupid their students are, always asking how to do something they’ve already told them how to do.
    If I had children in their school I’d be just a little ticked that teachers were calling kids stupid.

    Now get this several of their complaints about stupid kids was them asking how to do a problem and them having to tell them numerous of times to get online and go to Google Mathmatics(this is how 3 of them spelled it, maybe that’s why kids can’t find it if they don’t know it is spelled MATHEMATICS.)

    I went to Google and searched for Google Mathematics and it appears to be an app. Those talking are 5th and 6th grade teachers, do all 5th and 6th graders have a phone or tablet to download an app? I’m debating asking if they want apps to teach children then why do we need teachers?

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    • Menagerie says:

      That would have sent me into the stratosphere. Their answer to a child asking questions is an app?

      I got an excellent foundation to my education, especially in junior high school, and I lived in one of the poorer sections of town. I’ll state the reason one more time. I was fortunate enough to have had some of the best teachers.

      Especially in math and English, reading, geography (which is mostly all useless now, the world has changed so) and composition, my kids never got anywhere near as good an education as I did, and we sent them to private schools.

      I worked and worked with them. Some of it took. One of them writes very well, but he still isn’t as good at it as I am.

      In high school they would have papers they wrote graded, and have no comments. I would find errors and be so mad. Mostly I tried to catch their work ahead of time and make them do it correctly.

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      • michellc says:

        I was blessed to have good teachers as well. My teachers expected you to write and speak well. They would be appalled at how teachers today speak and write. My kids went to a small country school that only went up to 8th grade, they also got a good foundation. Now there were some bad teachers in each grade, the good thing though was because it was small each grade had two teachers and I made sure they got the best teacher each year.
        Those teachers loved their job and they didn’t do it for the money. A favorite teacher of mine in HS I kept in contact with for years. She taught well into her 70’s because she was disgusted with what colleges were putting out and wanted to educate as many kids as possible for as long as she could. If she was still alive she’d really be disgusted today.

        Today they care more about running off to protest for more pay, make go fund me accounts for supplies and whine on Social Media about how tough their jobs are and how disrespected they are. Of course in their world respect is salary. If your idea of teaching is to send kids to an app then imho you deserve no respect and you’re being paid too much.

        My daughter tells me all the time reading how they write and spell on Facebook and how they call kids stupid makes her more determined to homeschool. She says she knows she can do a better job of educating her kids, her only fear is lack of her kids being socialized and them missing out on that day to day basis of them making friends.

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        • Her fears are unfounded, and frankly, complete horsesh*t. I know quite a few home schooled people, in their twenties, now. Every single one is more socially well-adjusted than most people I know, and on track to be a real man or woman. And they have lots of friends, old and young. That argument is and always has been complete garbage.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Yes, almost all the young people I have met that were homeschooled grow up to be well adjusted. My son made a very good choice of a wife and treats her very well. They have a lot of friends. Her family adores him. And, all I heard all those years was how much he needed “socialization”.

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          • michellc says:

            Her fears come from this family we knew and they all were socially awkward.
            I try to tell her all the time it was due to this family belonged to a religion where their kids are only allowed to socialize with family and Church family.
            The men could mingle with others, but not the children or wives. Girls could never have their hair cut, even trims were taboo.
            She met them though when she was little and it kind of stuck with her.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I had a friend who felt that homeschooling was just a scam. Funny, she knew my son and thought he was special. But, her problem was she was a social worker. Guess what kind of people she dealt with all day long? So, most of the home schoolers she met were ner do wells who just didn’t want to bother getting up to send their kids to school. I couldn’t convince her there was a whole world of conscientious parents out there.

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              • michellc says:

                She said the women she’s talked to told her the hardest part was those who tell you how stupid you are and how you’re going to put your kids at a disadvantage. Both of them said in their case it was family who ragged on them all the time telling them what a horrible decision they made.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  I got some of that, but mostly from people I barely knew. Most asked, “What about his socialization?” The really hilarious part was, my son was much more prepared to deal with adults in an adult world than most of their children. And, no jail time, no drugs, no pregnant girlfriend, etc.

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        • stella says:

          Most areas have home schooling co-ops now, where families can pool their resources, and which serve as social centers too. Community sports and church functions help as well. Anyway, public school is just about the only organization that divides people into same-age groups. Seems to me that kids do better when they are exposed to people of varying ages and interests.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I wish I could tell you all the stories about kids in school who refused to play with a child a year younger and the home schooled kids who accepted any age.

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          • michellc says:

            She’s been searching in our area for something like that. She’s been talking to a few women who homeschool their children, but one is in Texas and the other is in Arkansas.
            There are several sports leagues around here where the kids will be able to play sports. Our little man really wants to play baseball. For 2 years old he’s already pretty good. His mommy was always athletic like her Daddy and it appears he inherited that ability.

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            • stella says:

              My younger grandson was like that with baseball. He had great hand-eye coordination and could hit a ball better than his brother when he was 3!

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              • michellc says:

                He can hit it almost every time when pitching to him. I bought him a tee because he will have to play tee ball first. He had already been hitting for awhile before I bought it.
                He told me that was too easy. lol

                He’s a mess. His mom and dad went hunting because his dad was off today. They left about 4 this morning so I put the kids in my bed. When he woke up, he asked me how he got there, so I told him and he said, “well then we better get up and start the day. What do you want to do first, feed the animals or feed me and sister?”
                I asked him earlier if he could watch his sister while I went to the bathroom and not let her get his cars because she tries to chew the wheels off.
                When I came back in the room he said, “I’m really tired now, sister is a lot of work.”

                When the morning news shows were on, he flipped through the tv and turned it off saying, “nothin’ on but stupid people saying stupid stuff.” I laughed and told him he pretty much summed up talking heads.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  LOL He’s a hoot.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  My son and DIL take their daughter with them when they go hunting. I about fell out of my chair when I first saw the pictures. She has her own little ear protection and seems to like it. SMH My son has her in a carrier on his back. I think my DIL went hunting with her father from the time she was little.

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                  • michellc says:

                    He doesn’t do well with hunting because he doesn’t like to sit still and be quiet for that long.
                    I’m not sure how Gracie would do. I’m sure though they’d both be worn out lugging her around in the woods as she’s still a fatty.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    I don’t know how they managed her when they were out hunting. I doubt they stayed very long. She loves to be with them and do what they do, but she was very young at the time, somewhere around a year, but she was a big’un.She was already wearing 2 yr clothes and the sleeves were too tight. But, my son is very strong and lifts weights. He didn’t seem to have a problem with her.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Gracie is 9 months and wearing 18 to 24 months and can actually wear some 2T. She’s just big, fat and long. She has the fattest butt I’ve ever seen on a baby.
                    I do believe though she’s going to walk before she crawls. She rolls everywhere, but in the past week has started trying to pull up. She works so hard and about the time she gets up she falls down.
                    I was helping her today just by keeping her steady so she wouldn’t fall over and she started working her way around the table.

                    Her two new favorite games are waving at you and clapping her hands. She claps for everything and tries to do pat a cake, she tries to say it but she just says “pa pa pa” over and over.
                    It’s funny how different she is from her brother. He’s always been a tough boy who rarely cries when he’s hurt. She on the other hand is a drama queen and barely hurts herself and screams bloody murder.
                    When he was younger there were only certain kinds of meat he would eat, he preferred veggies. She will eat any kind of meat and you have to force her to eat veggies, about the only thing she will eat without a fight are carrots. He still hates bread, she loves any kind of bread.
                    He’s always been content playing for hours, when he was her age you could put him in his bouncer or walker and he would play forever. Her on the other hand stays about 5 minutes and wants out.
                    My kids were all different, but I don’t think were as different as these two are.
                    I told my daughter though when she was pregnant with her she was going to be a handful and she is.

                    Her Daddy is a big, strong boy but she’s a mama’s girl and will cry for her Mommy to carry her.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    I believe I echoed you before she was born, saying she would be a handful. LOL My granddaughter adores her daddy, but she is her mommy’s shadow. I have a feeling she will be to her mommy like her mommy is to her mother. They are very close. I really envy that. She is a miniature of her mother in looks, too.

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                  • michellc says:

                    She did things her way in the womb and she hasn’t changed much. lol
                    Her looks change so much, for about two months she looked identical to her mommy when she was a baby.
                    Then she went through a phase that my brothers and sister said she looked just like me when I was a baby.
                    Now she’s going through a phase where her eyes are like looking at her mommy’s eyes, but other features are looking like her Daddy except her chin. She has always had my Granny’s chin, that has been the one constant.

                    I was so glad my daughter had a little girl. Boys are great, I love little boys, but there is something about having a daughter.

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                • stella says:

                  My GS was the same with the t-ball. He hit with one hand every time.

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    • “…books that are 10 years old…”

      Not old enough. They’d be better served with books that are 50 years old.

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      • michellc says:

        I don’t when it became expected they should have new books every year.
        Why do they need books anyway if they’re just going to have an app teach them?

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Because it financially supports the book publishers. πŸ™„ We used Abeka and they are a very good publisher. But, I finally realized that they would update their books every year or two so people would buy the new ones. The home schoolers liked, and needed, to buy used books because they were much cheaper. So, the problem was to get the teacher’s edition, the workbook, and the study book all from the same edition. The updates didn’t amount to much IMO.

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      • czarina33 says:

        I recall all the founding fathers & pretty much everybody before the 1900’s learned to read & got their education from the Bible, & ancient Greek & Roman literature.

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