General Discussion, Wednesday, June 12, 2019

This week is National Men’s Health week, leading up to Father’s Day. Today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, which I have a feeling is in conflict with the Men’s Health thing.

Nevertheless, I love a good peanut butter cookie, preferably homemade.

I can’t say that I have a favorite recipe, but I would probably turn to Betty Crocker:

Ingredients

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps

Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar.

Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

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114 Responses to General Discussion, Wednesday, June 12, 2019

  1. czarowniczy says:

    No conflict, you take your manly health drugs and then eat a peanut butter? Where’s the problem?

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Peanut butter cookie, but then you had me at peanut butter.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Czar, remember the peanut butter/jelly in C-rats? MRE’s?

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        • They really had those? Morning Col. Ken!

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          • czarowniczy says:

            The jelly was in the B-1 unit, jam in the B-3. The B-2 had a strange pecan cake that wasn’t bad if you put the jelly or the PB on it, you just had to save or trade around.

            Hey Col, you remember the John Wayne chocolate?

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            • Sounds pretty good! Not at all like I’ve imagined.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Unless you’ve actually eaten it you can’t imagine. Lima beans and ham that went by a name I can’t print here, scrambled eggs in a tin, all sorts of…stuff. Then again it wasn’t meant to be tested by the Beard Foundation, it was meant to fill your stomach while you were out trying not to get killed.

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            • Col.(R) Ken says:

              Yes I do!!!!!!!!! At 0300hrs with a John Wayne circle chocolate , hot cup of canteen coffee, Life was good, and the Sun was stirring……unless it was monsoon time. Then I had water to wash

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Chocolate that goes ‘SNAP’ and ‘CRUNCH’, break a tooth on that stuff. I used to put part of the chocolate patty kin the coffee and warm it until it melted – extra sugar too. If you were warming the coffee over a pinch of burning C-4 you also got the ‘wake up’ benefits of the C-4 fumes as well as the caffeine .

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        • czarowniczy says:

          That’s what they said it was. The PB was….well, it didn’t remind me of any PB I’d ever eaten though it did have roughly the same color and the grape jelly screamed GRAPE!

          I do remember the 1/4-inch thick cracker and the bread-in-a-can (that never came out of the can in one piece).

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          • stella says:

            I follow a YouTube channel that occasionally samples MRE’s, old and new, from various countries. Very interesting. The bread (in all of them) looks disgusting.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Best thing in them was the cigarettes but then they removed them in the early 70s. The magic was gone.

              We also had a creature in VN called the LRRP, Long Range Ration-Patrol. It was HEAVILY carbed, it consisted of packets of dried stuff that you could reconstitute or just choke down dry if you were an early Rambo. It was designed to feed a young troop who’d be out in the field working hard, maybe for a week or more at a time. They also had the almost mythical ability to…bind you up…to a degree that required medical intervention. They were so card heavy that even when properly reconstituted, if you forgot or couldn’t drink enough water while you were out sweating heavily, the body pulled water from your intestines and you ended up walking around with a plug in your internals. They didn’t taste all that good either.

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  2. Lucille says:

    My Mom made the best peanut butter cookies. Never used a recipe. She merely threw stuff together and they always came out wonderfully…not too sweet, crisp not chewy, just right.

    I do remember one time, though, when she was making some type of cookie. Don’t know what ingredient she left out. But we all had a great laugh because you could’ve bounced them off the floor they were that rubbery. I’m guffawing up a storm just typing this. Hahahahahahaha! But the taste was fine and we consumed them all.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      My mom would bake oatmeal cookies……..blueberry pies, homemade bread and jelly…..
      Stella how about a dozen or so of those cookies? I will compensate you for your expense……..

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    • Those look delicious!

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    • JTR says:

      In my family, we’ve always made what we called “Boiled Cookies”. We used cocoa, butter and sugar. boiled it and then added oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Dropped them on wax paper, and usually ate half of them before they were cool! My daughter now makes them.

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    • michellc says:

      When I was a kid I had a friend whose Mom made the best no bake peanut butter cookies. She finally gave me the recipe and I made them all the time. Grew up and forgot the recipe and have never been able to find a no bake peanut butter cookie like it.

      Peanut butter cookies is my favorite cookie and one I make all the time. Now I make them with my grandkids. My grandson says whatever pops in his head and is honest to a fault. His other grandpa and his girlfriend came to a dinner one night and she brought peanut butter cookies. He took a bite of cookie and threw it away. She asked him if he didn’t like the cookies and he started telling her how to make a peanut butter cookie and that he and Nanny could show her how to make a cookie that tasted good and wasn’t hard as a rock.

      You should never ask a 4 year old a question you don’t want an honest answer too.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        LOL So true.

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        • michellc says:

          What’s really funny these days is that his sister does everything he does. So she’s saying, “cookies no good, Nanny, Bubba and Sissy make good cookies.”
          I was about to die hearing their mom try to shut them up.

          I remember those days. My son infuriated my mother-in-law one time by telling her that her food tasted nasty. She made the same mistake by asking him why he wasn’t eating. I tried the same tactic to explain to him that you just be polite and say you’re not hungry or don’t like certain foods to only be told the same thing she was told, “that would be a lie.”

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            A friend’s son, who by the way hardly ever spoke because he was so shy, when he was about 4 went with his mom to pick up her Avon from a new lady. The woman was hugely fat and as soon as she opened the door, he said, “Boy, you’re fat.” His mother told him to hush, but he just repeat, “But Mom, she is fat.” Everything she said just made him repeat it. The lady was not amused. 🙄

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            • stella says:

              When my daughter was about 3, we were in line to check out at the supermarket. Out of the blue she said, in a very loud voice, “Mom, remember when daddy hit you?” This was long after her dad and I were separated, and he did slap me during an argument, but it wasn’t as if he beat me up (and I hit him back). Where kids come up with things sometimes, I do not know, but it was very embarrassing.

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                😀

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              • michellc says:

                Kids will say anything and everything. My daughter told my mom once that it took us a long time to get there because Mom and Dad took a shower together and took forever. We did not take a shower together, he jumped in the shower as I was getting out and she walked into the bathroom at that exact time.
                The way she told the story though made it sound like we had to play in the shower before we could leave the house.

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            • michellc says:

              One of my most embarrassing moments was in a Dr’s office when one of my sons was around 4. This woman was huge and had the largest butt I had ever seen. He started yelling, “that woman has a big butt, look at that big butt.” No matter how hard I or his Dad tried to get him to be quiet all he could keep repeating was, “but she has a huge butt.”

              Half the people in the waiting room were trying to cover up their laughter, the other half looked like they felt for us. The woman with the world’s largest butt was glaring and I was afraid was about to sit on us when she went to walk by us and he said, “look out Dad she’s going to hit you with her big butt!”

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                Oh, no……….:shock:

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              • stella says:

                My mother said that when I was little we were on the bus going to downtown Detroit, and I pointed at a black lady and said, “Look mom. Her hair is really curly!” At least I didn’t anything about her butt.

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                • JTR says:

                  Oh Lord, I said a lot worse stepping off of a bus in Cincinnati with my Mom when I was 4! My Mom got taught a lesson.

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                • 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.

                  In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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      • Morning Michelle! I always love your grandson stories! Cracks me up every time!

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    • czarina33 says:

      One time in the 1950’s we messed up making Toll House cookies, they wouldn’t bake right, so we just ate the dough raw. That was before you had to worry about salmonella from raw eggs….

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  3. lovely says:

    Have a beautiful day folks, I’m headed out of town until evening 🙂 .

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    LOVE peanut butter cookies. Those look delish. 🙂 Mornin’ everybody. 🙂

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 7 people

  6. auscitizenmom says:

    On my way home yesterday, I was flying down the hwy at about 70 mph and saw an alligator in the grass just off the road. He raised his head as I went by. I think he was probably about 10′ long because I don’t think I would have seen him in the tall grass if he hadn’t been. Then, on just a little ways further there was a large cat on the side of the road. Not large like a bobcat, but bigger. I figure a puma. It had a long tail. It started across the road and then turned and ran back in the grass when he saw my car. No kidding. I am not lying.

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  7. michellc says:

    Because FB are doing their best to run off everyone and there are people who are so willing to help them by reporting Farm groups, we started asking questions before we approve people. The animal rights nuts brag about getting groups removed, so one of the questions is, “Do you support animal rights, ie HSUS, PETA, etc.?”

    Either in Oklahoma we have a lot of people who support animal rights or are stupid and think the correct answer is yes.

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

    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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  9. litenmaus says:

    Good Morning…Yesterday morning the garage build began in earnest. Amazing what two men and a 10 year old boy can achieve in one day.

    Liked by 7 people

  10. stella says:

    Donald J. Trump
    1 hr ·

    President Donald J. Trump’s schedule for Wednesday, June 12th:
    -Participate in a 2:2 bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Kornhauser-Duda, along with the First Lady
    -Participate in an expanded working lunch with the President of the Republic of Poland
    -Participate in a joint signing ceremony with the President of the Republic of Poland
    -Participate in a joint press conference with the President of the Republic of Poland
    -Attend the Polish-American reception

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  11. jeans2nd says:

    G’afternoon all.
    A story and a warning for we naive people.

    A week or two ago a couple stopped by and asked to mow my yard. I agreed and offered to pay them for some more yard work, which they were to return and accomplish on Monday. Two days later she calls me and asks to borrow $300 as their truck battery died and they needed to truck to haul their mower, etc.

    For the first time ever in my naive life, I trusted a stranger. Yup, gave them the $300 (stupid stupid stupid…). Five days later she shows up w/a sob story about a UTI, blah, blah, blah, and insisted they were good people.
    I told her I knew what she was, a thief and a liar, and told her to get off my property.
    I had already decided this would be a test to see if God wanted me to financially help more people.
    Thanks, Lord, learned my lesson. Will be mowing my own yard again.

    The Lord did send me an angel, though. Two older guys showed up last night & offered to mow my yard for free. i asked why, & explained I was no longer a trusting fool. It was part of his tithe for his church.
    They were finished, including hedge trimming and cleanup, in half hour. They beeped as they drove away. No names, nothing. Just another angel in my life. Jesus took care of me again, absolutely NO idea why, as I of all people do NOT deserve it. smh

    Have a Great Afternoon

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  12. stella says:

    Random post. Remember this video? It has 96,000,000 views!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Lucille says:

    Immigrant Remittances: A Cozy Rip-Off! Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. czarowniczy says:

    Oh yes indeed, ending the day by putting Dahktuh Jahn on da STER-e-o an’ cookin’ Dahktuh Prudhomme’s meat loaf – widdout da hot.

    Prudhomme Meatloaf, glassa cheap red an’ da sun goin’ down. Dat one’s alwayz at duh toppa da list. An’ mo tuhmarruh fo’ cold meatloaf sammiches.

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  16. 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.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Lucille says:

    Well done, Bishop Paprocki
    By Silvio Canto, Jr. – June 12, 2019

    The Illinois legislature voted to make abortion a right without any restrictions — sort of like what they did in New York. Quickly, Bishop Paprocki reacted…

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/well_done_bishop_paprocki.html

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  18. Lucille says:


    Good night! God bless!

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