General Discussion, Thursday, November 23, 2017

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  1. Lucille says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Day 2017 – May the Lord bless your day with joy!

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  2. ZurichMike says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from Switzerland! It’s a regular work day here — have an extra helping of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie for me! (as you’ll need any encouragement!).

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Fine.

    Now I can’t get the image of pugs out of my head when I look at the Rockwell painting above.

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  4. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope your day is filled with family, good food, and great joy. God bless!

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  5. Lburg says:

    Dear Stellars,

    Happy Thanksgiving to one and All.

    With love and sincere appreciation,
    Lburg

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

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  7. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Prayers and a Happy Thanksgiving
    to all, especially Col Ken… πŸ˜‰

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  8. auscitizenmom says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. πŸ™‚

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  9. 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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Lol!!

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  11. lovely says:

    Have a beautiful day folks, love you all!

    Dig in!

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  12. BigMamaTEA says:

    To everyone over here, especially those that I miss, who don’t come next door enough, (or never!)
    {You know who you are!!! Come say hi. I’m usually on the Daily Open thread. Stay off the political thread, whew!)

    Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

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    • nyetneetot says:

      If I can figure out the hotel microwave, I’ll have my turkey dinner too….

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Yuk! Are you traveling or tired of cooking? Come on over here to my house. We eat in about 2 hours.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        No bars? Look above for that bourbon condiment comment.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Hey Col, Ken, wanna share some yummy field ration Thanksgiving meals of the past to make Nyet feel a bit less put out? Yummmm…LRP rations on turkey day…a meal that stayed with you. For days. Canned C-ration chicken that some caring and inventive cook had crossed out ‘chicken’ on the can and lettered ‘turkey’ with a Magic Market…gently warmed in the same trash can full of water heated by an immersion heater that reeked of unburned fuel…the same can you, and 50 other people,would bring their mess gear over to when you were done eating.
        Ah yes, Turkey Day in uniform….

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  13. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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  14. Lucille says:

    If I Don’t Love Myself Because of What I Know About Me, How Can God Love Me When He Knows Everything?
    By Susanne Maynes November 22, 2017 | 7:01PM WASHINGTON, DC
    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/11/22/if-i-dont-love-myself-because-of-what-i-know-about-me-how-can-god-love-me-when-he-knows-everything/

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    • Not to be pedantic, but, β€œIf I don’t love myself because of the stuff I know about myself, how can God love me if He knows everything about me?” needs an edit.

      “If I don’t love myself DESPITE the stuff I know about myself…”

      Regardless… heard, and seconded.

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  15. Former bossman called me an hour ago, invited me over to his yearly dinner, at either his or his dad’s house. I said, “hold on a second, I’ll be down”, because they were at the restaurant, making turkey stuffing, he and his dad.

    I was there in about a minute, and talked with them for a while, as they worked.

    I declined, said I had other plans with other people. I don’t.

    I knew he would call me today, and I told him that. He smiled bigly. So thankful for this man.

    Many of you know he was not the model bossman, nor was I the model employee, but he is blessed, and a blessing, still. I had to leave his employ after 9 years, but I love the guy greatly. Most days, when he pulls up, we chat about business and life, and I help him unload his truck. Now he doesn’t even have to pay me.

    I’ve spent 8 of the last ten Thanksgiving dinners at his house, or his dad’s, or his brother’s.

    Today I’m looking at an empty parking lot, and thankful for all these years I’ve been given, and all these people. So many blessings, all these people.

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  16. Why, oh why. The spam filter is a nightmare.

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  17. joshua says:

    Joshua prepares special breakfast for everyone for Friday Morning the 24th.

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  18. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    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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  19. michellc says:

    Did everyone survive?

    The bad thing about Thanksgiving is I have no willpower and always think there is room for that slice of pie. Then I spend the next several hours wishing I had not eaten that slice of pie and then at dinner time I do it all over again. πŸ™‚

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    • There is always room for chef’s Chocolate Kahlua Pecan Pie. A la mode.

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    • joshua says:

      before I ate, I took my weight on the scales, and had reached my absolute weight loss goal. Then dinner happened.
      I am so stuffed….three helpings of triffle, two slices of pie with whipped cream…wonderful food all around, everyone had a great dinner, and then we played games with stuff like “Say Anything” followed by Chicken foot with dominoes….and everyone had a great time and laughed and ate like crazy….my kids are finally adults….and my wife and I are more like kids. Tomorrow is my 76 Birthday…so every Thanksgiving and Christmas spent with family is precious. Before dinner and after the blessing, I had the video of Dennis Prager presentation to the “Key to Unhappiness”….and everyone agreed that “Gratitude as the source of happiness was a new perspective and it did not get shot down as all preachy…

      No discussion of politics, and no deep philosophy or religious discussion…but lots of living and thriving together talk…and deep gratitude that our nation seems headed to a better place now.

      It was a great Thanksgiving….and I am so glad to have met and been part of Stella’s Place with all the wonderful friends and “family” that share together here.

      Bless you all.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Walking wounded here.

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      • michellc says:

        I woke up still stuffed this morning.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I got up, went to the fridge for milk and gagged at the amount of leftovers. I shrugged my shoulders, sat down and had a slice of sweet potato pie.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I went with a friend and a friend of hers to Bob Evans Rest. yesterday. The plate was piled so high that I ate about a third of it and brought the rest home. The big styrofoam container was almost completely full. I think it will make at least 2 more meals. I had the pie for dinner last night……..just pie.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              My fav was the fresh orange-cranberry sauce I made, came out perfect. Will be great for a topping on my turkey and stuffing poboy.
              What amazed me was my blood sugar was great when I got up, probably a Turkey Day ‘pass’.

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              • stella says:

                I made mine this year with cider instead of water, cinnamon and orange zest. Really good and a crowd pleaser.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  I used a valencia orange for juice, raw sugar and a whole zested orange peel for a 12-ounce bag-o-berries. I may still use the stuff in a can for certain things that require a milder taste but that homemade just can’t be be beat – and it’s so easy.

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                  • stella says:

                    I always make homemade, and usually use orange juice, although I have also used pomegranate juice. I reduced the sugar from a cup to 3/4 cup, about.

                    The homemade is always better, and accounts for the fact that my grandsons love it.

                    I made the fennel/radish/apple/orange salad with a creamy dressing (sour cream, mayo and honey). It was a hit as well.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Speaking of fennel, I was supposed to put the Italian sausage in the dressing but forgot to…that’s about Czarina’s limit on liquorice taste.
                    I just love juice orange juice, fresh. Those bland California navels that are fast becoming the red delicious apple of the orange world just don’t cut it. Gonna try it with satsumas for Christmas.

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                  • stella says:

                    The Florida navels are much better tasting – juicier and sweeter – but they don’t look as nice, which is fine with me. Grapefruit too.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I sneakily pinch the skin to get a smell of the oil…the inside should taste like the outside as far as strength goes. I just find juice oranges have a better flavor than navels but I work with what I got.

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                  • stella says:

                    I just got a nice ripe fresh pineapple, so I’ll make a tropical fruit salad today – pineapple, orange, grapefruit and banana. Maybe add a bit of apple cut fine.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Dressing? I found a satsuma rum that I’m thinking of using but I gotta stop hitting the stuff each time I grab it.
                    I like to do a tilapia poached in OJ with a fresh tropical fruit mix added just at the end and tossed. I like it as it’s tasteless (if it’s raised correctly) and works great with different preps.

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                  • stella says:

                    Usually I don’t dress a fruit salad at all, because the fruit is delicious by itself.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I just try to add another layer of flavor. Czarina’s called me a ‘fruit bat’ for years due to my love of it. Although I did call her an old bat and soft fruit was all I could eat for days…

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    BTW, the satsuma rum is still great.

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          • stella says:

            I just sent half of my leftovers with my child’s family over to the other grandma’s house. She didn’t cook yesterday. Still lots left.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Well, Lucky just got up on the counter and ate the rest of the sweet potato pie so that’s one less thing to worry about eating and we’re ready to transmogrify the turkey into gumbo so, technically that removes it from the ‘leftover’ category…

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                LOL That reminds me, last year my son and DIL’s dog ate part of the pecan pie that she had made especially for me with rum or something in it. We cut off the edges where the dog ate and ate it anyway. She had put a whole pound of pecans in it. 😯

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Lucky’s now lying on his back up against the wall and happily snoring.

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                  • stella says:

                    Tucker had a great time with all the company – daughter, son-in-law, two teen boys and an extra dog (terrier mix). He is happily napping now that everybody left.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Just GGS and us, relatives are all 1400-ish miles away and most don’t speak with each other. Dogs are great dinner guests, they always clean their plates and never complain about the prep.

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                • BigMamaTEA says:

                  Yum! That’s how I make them. But I drink my Rum on the side!

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Cook with it, drink it, I’d probably bathe wit it if it weren’t so expensive – and there are so many flavors now. Our old bar in NOLA used to make a drink aptly titled: ‘where the **** am I?’. It was a 32oz cup with some ice, a whooooole lotta rums and enough fruit juice concentrate to make it taste less like aviation gas. One of those and there was no question in your mind why there was underwear stapled all over the bar’s ceiling.

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          • michellc says:

            I didn’t eat until lunch and then ate leftovers. Third meal of turkey and all the fixins, so I was burned out this evening and ate Mexican.

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  20. czarowniczy says:

    Five hours of cooking, 30 minutes of scarfing down, hour and a half clean up. Things to be thankful for: the new sweet potato muffins I made (turned out great) and it’s gonna be 364 before we do this again.

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  21. joshua says:

    all this talk of food is making me Hungary. Iran over as soon as I smelled your cooking. Jamaica nuff for me? Why, yes, I would like some coffee. Just one Cuba sugar, though. You’re out of cream? Why don’t you just milk Macao to get Samoa? Bring me some booze instead. Lots of it, because I really want to Taiwan on. This is what you call food? It’s nothing but Greece. Waiter, Czech please!

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