What's for Dinner (or supper depending on where you live)

By:  kavika  •  5 days ago  •  287 comments

What's for Dinner (or supper depending on where you live)

I dropped my wife off at the airport a couple of hours ago. She'll be visiting friends for the next 8 days...I'll be fixing all meals in the Kavika household or the Big Tipi. 

For this evening Wiki and me will be enjoying by scrumptious venison and wild rice with all my secret ingredients in it. For desert we'll be having  "Miin-aan baash kimini-sij-i-gan bitooyin sij-i-gan-i bukwayszhiigan". For those of you who didn't pass Ojibwe 101 it translates to ''Blueberry pie''....

Now let's hear what you are having and who is preparing it. No cheating or lying about the cook/chef of the dinner...I know that most great chefs are men (I'll be ducking after that comment ladies)...

And now I'm going to reveal a secret that I've maintained for decades. 

Yes folks, I am Chief Chef Boiling Water Goldstein of the world famous eatery, Jay's Diner. 

As a side dish we'll be having ''Kosher Winnebagals''...Enoch, my blood brother, and an original member of the ''Lost Tribe'' will be taking reservations (the perfect pun).

Nona, my blood sister will be standing by with our latest version of Ojibwe/Italian..Frizza.

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The handsome Indian in the avatar is yours truly. It was taken just as I was ready to sign my latest deal for a Native Chef TV series.

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Kavika
1  author  Kavika     5 days ago

Ok, let's smell it...

NO FRICKIN' POLITICS

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
2  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη    5 days ago

I'd be going full Indigenous commando until the wife returns.

 
 
Ender
2.1  Ender  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @2    5 days ago

Stop leaving the blinds open.

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
2.1.1  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  Ender @2.1    5 days ago

Kavika needs to answer the door like that with a tomahawk in his hand when the two Mormon kids knock on the door.

They'd Lance Armstrong it out of there quickly on those bikes.....

 
 
Kavika
2.2  author  Kavika   replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @2    5 days ago

I'm covering my eyes, BF.

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
3  Galen Marvin Ross    5 days ago

I be fixing Spaghetti tonight, no salad, I ain't inviting no bunny's to dinner.

 
 
Kavika
3.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @3    5 days ago

The Easter Bunny is very disappointed, Galen....jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
3.1.1  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Kavika @3.1    5 days ago

He shouldn't be, he'd end up on the menu, I like Hasenpfeffer.

 
 
Kavika
3.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @3.1.1    5 days ago

LOL, OK.

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @3    3 days ago

I add a little cajun spice to my sauce.

 
 
Ender
4  Ender    5 days ago

Last night cooked a pork tenderloin. Don't feel like cooking today, so whatever is left over.

 
 
Kavika
4.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Ender @4    5 days ago

I love left overs, Ender...Well done, no wait, medium rare. Oh hell just cooked.

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
5  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη    5 days ago

I cooked Kalbi last night with white rice. That's Korean BBQ crosscut flaken ribs marinated and grilled for you world travelers.

 
 
Kavika
5.1  author  Kavika   replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @5    5 days ago

Thank you so much for that eloquent delivery and description of your dinner last night. Actually it's Korean BBQ for those of us in the know...LOLOLOL 

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
5.1.1  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  Kavika @5.1    5 days ago

I think the Vietnamese lady at my favorite Pho restaurant is messing with me. I order the beef round eye pho To go and every time i walk in to pick it up she says in broken English, "You Round eye?" and I say yes and pay.

 
 
Kavika
5.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @5.1.1    5 days ago

LMAO, at least she isn't calling you, ''Big Nose''...

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
5.1.3  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  Kavika @5.1.2    5 days ago

I haven't seen that on the menu. Is it good?

 
 
Kavika
5.1.4  author  Kavika   replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @5.1.3    5 days ago

Well since your Caucasian some in the Asian world refer to people of no color as ''big nose''... 

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @5.1.4    5 days ago

That happens to be true.  The Chinese word, pronounced "low-eye" means "foreigner" and also means "big nose" and even "foreign devil".  My mother-in-law for ten years still does not call me by my name, she still calls me "low-eye".  LOL

 
 
Raven Wing
6  Raven Wing    5 days ago

Tonight I'll be having Cherokee Corn Pie, with black olives and lots of corn. And of course, Fry Bread to go with. I prefer using venison for the Cherokee corn pie, as it gives it the original taste and texture.

For dessert I am making my own version of Pineapple Upside Down cake, with lots of pineapple rings, cherries and fresh chopped walnuts. To go with the cake, there will be homemade ice cube tray ice cream, made with lots of chopped fresh peaches.

I'll be sharing the above with a couple of Friends who will be joining me for dinner tonight. Here is a picture of my Pineapple Upside Down cake.

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Kavika
6.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @6    5 days ago

Wait, hold the tipi...That's doesn't look upside down to me RW...jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

Hold it, ''black olives'' are they related to the ''Black Eyed Pea's".

 
 
Raven Wing
6.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @6.1    5 days ago
Wait, hold the tipi...That's doesn't look upside down to me RW.

Yeppers......made and baked with all the good stuff on the bottom of the pan and the cake batter on top of that. Then when the cake is done, you take it out of the oven and quickly flip the pan upside down and the toppings are all on the top of the cake then. That is where it gets the name upside down cake. I've made it with peaches instead of pineapple and it's really good too. It works well with peaches when some people are not able to eat pineapple, but, all the rest of the toppings are the same. 

 Hold it, ''black olives'' are they related to the ''Black Eyed Pea's

Nah....Black Eyed Peas don't go well with Cherokee Corn Pie. They go better with Corn Bread. (grin)

 
 
TTGA
6.1.2  TTGA  replied to  Raven Wing @6.1.1    5 days ago
Then when the cake is done, you take it out of the oven and quickly flip the pan upside down and the toppings are all on the top of the cake then.

The operative word is "quickly".  I've flipped them a bit too slowly and the results were messy.  Also, liberally greasing the pan helps.  At our house, on your birthday, you get to choose the kind of cake you want.  This has been my choice for about thirty years now.  We just found something new.  The rings are great and make the cake look beautiful but crushed or chunk pineapple adds moisture.....so we use both those and the rings.  I've also convinced my wife that more brown sugar is always better.  She's diabetic and has a thing about too much sugar of any kind but, once a year, she takes an extra dose of insulin.

Tonight, we went over to Muskegon to pick up my son's replacement truck.  The old one gave up its life to produce venison and so had to be replaced.  We stopped at a Mexican restaurant in Grand Rapids on the way back.  Chile Relleno plus enchilada for me. 

He really likes the new truck.  Club cab so he can fit himself, his wife and all four kids in it (see avatar for kids).

 
 
Raven Wing
6.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  TTGA @6.1.2    4 days ago
but crushed or chunk pineapple adds moisture.....

I tried using the crushed pineapple instead of the rings just to see how it would taste and look. However, even after I drained it to lose much of the juice, it still made the cake soggy and it didn't raise very well and looked rather flat. So I just stuck with the rings. I leave some of the juice in them, as it helps the brown sugar form the glaze that makes the cake taste for great. 

And indeed, the main word in turning the cake pan is 'quickly',. If you leave the cake sit in the pan even for a short few minutes, it will not turn out all in one piece, and much of the topping will stick to the pan. A lesson well learned the first time I made that kind of cake.(grin)

 
 
TTGA
6.1.4  TTGA  replied to  Raven Wing @6.1.3    4 days ago
A lesson well learned the first time I made that kind of cake.(grin)

You learned fast.  It took me at least three cakes before I figured it out.  Then, Barb showed me the real trick; put a plate over the pan and flip them both.  The cake ends up on the plate, right side up and ready to cool.  With the extra moisture, she leaves them in the oven for 5-10 minutes extra to firm it up.

Here's the truck my son got.  Old and high mileage but well cared for.

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Raven Wing
6.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  TTGA @6.1.4    2 days ago
Then, Barb showed me the real trick; put a plate over the pan and flip them both.  The cake ends up on the plate, right side up and ready to cool.  With the extra moisture, she leaves them in the oven for 5-10 minutes extra to firm it up.

Yes....that is how I l was taught by my Grandmother. Depending on the size of the cake I want, which is usually a big one, I put foil paper over a baking tray. Then when the cake is ready to flip, I put the tray over the top of the cake pan and then use a quick flick of the wrists and then let the cake pan stay over the cake for a few minutes to make sure all the toppings and glaze sauce all come out on the cake as they should. As mentioned before, the real trick is in flipping the cake as soon as it comes out of the over. Waiting even a couple of minutes will cause the toppings and glaze to stick to the pan and the cake will look very messy. There really is a knack to flipping the cake to make sure that everything comes out even on top of the cake. It's all in the wrists and timing.

When I drain the juice off the pineapple rings I save it and use it for the glaze sauce on my Virginia Baked Hams. Ain't nuttin sweller feller! jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 

 
 
PJ
6.2  PJ  replied to  Raven Wing @6    5 days ago

That looks deeeeeee-licious.  I love upside down pineapple cake.  Never thought to put walnuts on it but it makes perfect sense.  I'm definitely going to try it.  

 
 
Raven Wing
6.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  PJ @6.2    5 days ago
Never thought to put walnuts on it but it makes perfect sense. 

I also use pecans as well, and sometimes sliced almonds. The almonds really give it a nice flavor as well.

 
 
sandy-2021492
6.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  Raven Wing @6    5 days ago

Ice cube tray ice cream?

 
 
Raven Wing
6.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.3    5 days ago

Yes....I use the old metal ice cube trays without the dividers. I make the ice cream the old fashion way and then pout it in the metal trays after it has cooled a bit. Then put the trays in the freezer to freeze the ice cream. My Grandmother always made it for me and my Brother when we would visit, and we would have the ice cream with fresh strawberries or blackberries from her garden with it. When I was old enough she taught me how to make it using the ice cream recipe she learned from her Mother. It tastes better than any store bought ice cream of any kind.

Here is the kind of metal ice cube trays that I use to make the ice cream.

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dave-2693993
6.4  dave-2693993  replied to  Raven Wing @6    5 days ago

mmmmm delicious. Do you cater?

 
 
Raven Wing
6.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @6.4    4 days ago
Do you cater?

Glad do....but, there is a delivery fee. (grin)

 
 
dave-2693993
6.4.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Raven Wing @6.4.1    4 days ago

That cake looks well worth the fee.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @6    5 days ago

Oh! Looking at that cake sure as hell made my mouth water.

 
 
Raven Wing
6.5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.5    4 days ago
Looking at that cake sure as hell made my mouth water.

I made one of the pineapple upside down cakes for our first department pot lucks at work, and the cake went before anything else on the table! So the next year I made two, thinking that the folks would know there was plenty and start with the other dishes first. However, everyone got their piece of cake first, then went for the other dishes. After that, I made 3 of them, and even the President of the company would come down and sneak a piece of cake to take back to his office. (chuckle)

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.5.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @6.5.1    4 days ago

jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gifObviously I know when I see something really good.

 
 
Raven Wing
6.5.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.5.2    4 days ago

If you lived closer I'd send you one. But, It might not be any good, or even be any left, if I sent it to you that far away. jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.5.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @6.5.3    4 days ago

Thank you RW - It would have to be shipped by air for it to remain somewhat fresh, but delivery from the airport to my home might take too long, and besides you're right about any being left, because I doubt it would remain whole from going through customs inspection if not delivery. 

 
 
Kathleen
6.6  Kathleen  replied to  Raven Wing @6    4 days ago

That is one of my favorite cakes... that looks so good : )

 
 
lennylynx
6.6.1  lennylynx  replied to  Kathleen @6.6    4 days ago

That cake is gay! jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png Morning Bfies...

 
 
Kathleen
6.6.2  Kathleen  replied to  lennylynx @6.6.1    4 days ago

Hello Lenny....

 
 
MUVA
7  MUVA    5 days ago

Fried oysters if they make it to the fryer.

 
 
Kavika
7.1  author  Kavika   replied to  MUVA @7    5 days ago

Never, ever have fried oysters. There is only one way to eat oysters, RAW.

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
7.1.1  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Kavika @7.1    5 days ago
There is only one way to eat oysters, RAW.

Only if you like the texture of snot.

 
 
Kavika
7.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @7.1.1    5 days ago

Galen, Galen, Galen...That was not nice, the French will be pounding on your door soon...jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
7.1.3  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Kavika @7.1.2    5 days ago
Galen, Galen, Galen...That was not nice, the French will be pounding on your door soon.

 
 
MUVA
7.1.4  MUVA  replied to  Kavika @7.1    5 days ago

Only some will make it to the fryer usually.

 
 
MrFrost
7.1.5  MrFrost  replied to  Kavika @7.1    5 days ago
There is only one way to eat oysters, RAW.

Love oysters and eat them all the time. Raw? Nope. Like trying to swallow a booger. Pass. 

I usually make an oyster stew. Oysters, (duh), milk, butter, chives, onions, salt and pepper. I'll add bacon and taters sometimes. Corn starch to thicken it up. Yummy. 

 
 
epistte
7.1.6  epistte  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @7.1.1    5 days ago
Only if you like the texture of snot.

I'm glad to discover that another person feels the same way about raw oysters. I refer to them as snot on the half shell. 

I made potato soup.

 
 
Raven Wing
7.1.7  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @7.1    4 days ago
Never, ever have fried oysters. There is only one way to eat oysters, RAW.

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Raven Wing
7.1.8  Raven Wing  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @7.1.1    4 days ago
Only if you like the texture of snot.

Hmmm....odd....I have never eaten a raw oyste that hat that was gooey. 

 
 
Trout Giggles
7.1.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Raven Wing @7.1.8    4 days ago

Mr Giggles has this way of grilling oysters that my daughter swears makes them taste like loaded baked potatoes. He puts bacon bits, melted butter, parmesan and romano cheese on them as he grills them on the half-shell.

I still won't eat them

 
 
Raven Wing
7.1.10  Raven Wing  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1.9    4 days ago

That does sound good, Giggles. I like mine raw with a bit of lemon or lime and Tabasco sauce. But, the best raw oysters I have had is at an oyster bar on Canal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. You can pick out your own oyster and if you find a pearl in it you can keep it or the bar will buy it from you. I found a gray pearl and the guy at the bar wanted to buy it from me, but, I kept it and made a pendent for my Mother with it. I have never seen a gray one before that wasn't a fake.  So I wanted to give it to my Mother for Mother's Day.

 
 
epistte
7.1.11  epistte  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1.9    4 days ago
Mr Giggles has this way of grilling oysters that my daughter swears makes them taste like loaded baked potatoes. He puts bacon bits, melted butter, parmesan and romano cheese on them as he grills them on the half-shell. I still won't eat them

That sounds like a variation of Oysters Rockefeller. 

 
 
charger 383
7.1.12  charger 383  replied to  epistte @7.1.11    4 days ago
Oysters Rockefeller.

they are good

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1.13  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @7.1.8    4 days ago

Nor I, and I've had lots of them at Rodney's Oyster House in Toronto. 

 
 
Trout Giggles
7.1.14  Trout Giggles  replied to  Raven Wing @7.1.10    3 days ago

I think we might have been there last year.

Mr Giggles and his best girl friend used to buy oysters then steam them and eat them on the deck back when she was going thru a messy divorce. Mr G opened an oyster and found a pearl. J wanted to see it so he handed it to her and she dropped it down between the cracks in the deck. She felt so bad. I just laughed

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1.15  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kavika @7.1    3 days ago

The only way to eat oysters is not to eat the slimy little suckers.

 
 
MUVA
7.1.16  MUVA  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1.15    3 days ago

Put the oyster in a beer the oyster shooter is VA beach favoritehttps://youtu.be/XfOC0XZXJLE

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1.17  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MUVA @7.1.16    2 days ago

A snot chaser?

 
 
Raven Wing
7.1.18  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1.13    2 days ago
Nor I, and I've had lots of them at Rodney's Oyster House in Toronto. 

I don't know how oysters would get gooey or slimy unless they were too old or not well kept before serving or eating. I've tried some fresh oysters at the local fish houses in San Diego and here at San Pedro in LA, but, they just don't have the same flavor as the ones I used to get in the oyster bar on Canal Street in the French Quarter. Different waters and environments. 

 
 
Raven Wing
7.1.19  Raven Wing  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1.14    2 days ago
She felt so bad. I just laughed

I hung on to that gray pearl for dear life all the way home for fear of losing it. The place where I had the pendent for my Mother made wanted to buy it from me, but, the smile and delight on my Mother's face when she opened the box and saw it was worth more than any money could buy. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Raven Wing
7.1.20  Raven Wing  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1.17    2 days ago
A snot chaser?

After a few of those in the beer, who would notice a little slime. (big grin)

 
 
Sparty On
8  Sparty On    5 days ago

Leftover Venison chili i made and the better half's famous cornbread.   

Shhhhhh it comes out of a box ..... the cornbread that is.

 
 
Raven Wing
8.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Sparty On @8    4 days ago

My Mother used to make corn fritters when I was young. They were my favorite food item. She used to make them for supper, spread a bit of butter on them while they are still warm and chow down.  My Grandmother made fried cornbread patties. Nothing like them. Yummm!!

 
 
Sparty On
8.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1    3 days ago

Mmmmmm .... you're making me hungry!

 
 
Raven Wing
8.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Sparty On @8.1.1    2 days ago
Mmmmmm .... you're making me hungry!

I have managed to recreate most all of my Mother and Grandmother's recipes over the years, but, I still can't make the corn fritter like they did. They just don't taste the same, no matter what I do. 

My Mother got creative one time much to her chagrin. We didn't have any canned corn for the corn fritters, so my Mother decided to use a can of cream corn that we had on hand. Blechk! jrSmiley_85_smiley_image.gif jrSmiley_50_smiley_image.gif

Even the dog wouldn't eat them. We both learned a good lesson that day. (grin) 

 
 
Kavika
9  author  Kavika     5 days ago
Shhhhhh it comes out of a box ..... the cornbread that is.

That's very distressing, cornbread from a box...What is the world coming to...LOLOL

I'll be sending your wife my latest cook book...Corn Bread and Fry Bread, from Scratch.

 
 
Ender
9.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @9    5 days ago

My Grandmother use to make cornbread in a cast iron skillet. Haven't had it that way since she passed.

 
 
Kavika
9.1.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Ender @9.1    5 days ago

That, IMO, the the very best way to make cornbread.

 
 
sandy-2021492
9.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @9.1.1    5 days ago

That's how I do it.

I put a little bacon grease in the skillet and heat it on the stovetop to fry the batter a bit before I put it in the oven.

 
 
Trout Giggles
9.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.1.2    4 days ago

That sounds really good. I bet I could do that with the Jiffy box

 
 
Kavika
9.1.4  author  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @9.1.3    4 days ago
I bet I could do that with the Jiffy box

Yes, I'm sure that you could...LOL

 
 
1stwarrior
9.2  1stwarrior  replied to  Kavika @9    5 days ago

It's with "Scotch" - scratch is awfully damn hard to chew or swallow.  With Scotch, who gives a shyte?????

 
 
Kavika
9.2.1  author  Kavika   replied to  1stwarrior @9.2    5 days ago

Scotch and cornbread...Hmmmm, might be worth trying.

 
 
MrFrost
9.2.2  MrFrost  replied to  Kavika @9.2.1    5 days ago
Scotch and cornbread...Hmmmm, might be worth trying.

Add some chili for an explosive combination. 

 
 
Sparty On
9.3  Sparty On  replied to  Kavika @9    5 days ago

Shhhhhh i told you not to tell her i knew ..... she wants me to believe its famous .... and happy wife, happy life!

 
 
Kavika
9.3.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Sparty On @9.3    5 days ago
and happy wife, happy life!

I stopped the mail man from picking up the package...Your safe.

 
 
Sparty On
9.3.2  Sparty On  replied to  Kavika @9.3.1    5 days ago

Thx, i get in enough trouble by myself ..... i don't need help ..... jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Trout Giggles
9.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @9    4 days ago

Yankees don't make cornbread unless it comes out of a blue box with "Jiffy" in large letters across it.

I tried making cornbread from scratch once and was told to stick with the box

 
 
Kavika
9.4.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @9.4    4 days ago
I tried making cornbread from scratch once and was told to stick with the box

LOL, well at least you gave it a go, Trout.

 
 
sandy-2021492
9.4.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.4    4 days ago
I tried making cornbread from scratch once and was told to stick with the box

My poor brother only gets Jiffy cornbread at home.  Not because his wife can't cook, but because she hates buttermilk to the point that she won't allow it in her kitchen.  And you can't make good cornbread without buttermilk.

 
 
Trout Giggles
9.4.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.4.2    4 days ago

I won't drink buttermilk but it does have lots of uses for cooking and baking.

Holy crap! That's why my scratch cornbread sucks....no buttermilk!

 
 
sandy-2021492
9.4.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.4.3    4 days ago

I don't even know how to go about making it without buttermilk.

Sometimes, if they're at my parents' house, where there's always buttermilk in the fridge, he'll drink it in front of her just to mess with her.

 
 
epistte
9.4.5  epistte  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.4.2    4 days ago
My poor brother only gets Jiffy cornbread at home.  Not because his wife can't cook, but because she hates buttermilk to the point that she won't allow it in her kitchen.  And you can't make good cornbread without buttermilk.

I use so little buttermilk except for holiday baking that I make my own when I need it for biscuits and such. 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice per cup of whole or 2% milk. Whisk it and let it set for a minute before using. 

 
 
Trout Giggles
9.4.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  epistte @9.4.5    3 days ago

We used to make gobs when I grew up and that's part of making the filling....vinegar in milk

 
 
Studiusbagus
9.4.7  Studiusbagus  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.4.3    3 days ago
I won't drink buttermilk but it does have lots of uses for cooking and baking.

Gawd I hate the taste of that straight out of a jug!

Baking with it or frying with it is great though.

I got told years ago to stick with mixes too. Two souther grandmas jumped my shit in fun and said "Yankees white folks need to stick to jiffy...they jus' doesn't have the touch needed"

They were absolutely correct. Those two could whip up cornbread 5 different ways and heaven in every one of them.

But the rest of the meal? Grandpa pushed back from the table and said "Damn boy, you know how to burn some grub!"

I earned my way in to their kitchen...

 
 
KDMichigan
10  KDMichigan    5 days ago

Seeing my better half is working I'm reheating some Eggplant shrimp bake.....mmmmmm delicious. 

And yes I am the cook of the family, the wife does the baking. Although she doesn't make me sweets much anymore because she says I'm overweight.

 
 
Kavika
10.1  author  Kavika   replied to  KDMichigan @10    5 days ago

Eggplant shrimp bake, now that sound good. 

No sweets, that is a crime of the highest order...Demand your sweets. Then of course ducking would probably be a good idea.

 
 
KDMichigan
10.1.1  KDMichigan  replied to  Kavika @10.1    5 days ago

It is a Emeril Lagasse recipe. I had it at a casino when I was working in Mississippi. It was love at 1st bite. Never had anything like it before that. 

 
 
Kavika
10.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  KDMichigan @10.1.1    5 days ago

It sounds great....I'll have to look it up and give it a go.

 
 
Kavika
10.1.4  author  Kavika   replied to  KDMichigan @10.1.3    5 days ago

Thanks

 
 
Ender
10.2  Ender  replied to  KDMichigan @10    5 days ago
Eggplant shrimp bake

That does sound intriguing.

I use to work with a guy that refused to eat shrimp. He called them the cockroaches of the ocean.

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
10.2.1  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  Ender @10.2    5 days ago

I call that bait, you use it to catch a fish worth eating.

 
 
Sparty On
10.2.2  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @10.2    5 days ago
cockroaches of the ocean.

If you saw what shrimp/crab/lobster eat ..... you might feel the same way.

Why does the stuff. that eats the nastiest stuff, end up tasting so good?

One of the worlds great mysteries.

 
 
KDMichigan
10.2.3  KDMichigan  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @10.2.1    5 days ago
you use it to catch a fish worth eating.

That's why they keep throwing you back.

 
 
Kavika
10.2.4  author  Kavika   replied to  Sparty On @10.2.2    5 days ago

In Australia ''Balmain Bugs'' are quite famous and good eating. 

cooked-balmain-bugs-for-sale-at-sydney-f

 
 
KDMichigan
10.2.5  KDMichigan  replied to  Ender @10.2    5 days ago
that refused to eat shrimp

I can't claim that. 

When the woman drags me to Red Lobster, that I don't care for. We sometimes go during the all you can eat shrimpfest. I put a hurting on the scampi.

 
 
Kavika
10.2.6  author  Kavika   replied to  KDMichigan @10.2.3    5 days ago
That's why they keep throwing you back.

LMAO, ooppss, sorry BF.

 
 
Ender
10.2.7  Ender  replied to  KDMichigan @10.2.5    5 days ago

I like them, just don't eat em very often. That and crawfish (crayfish?). Every once in a while someone will throw a crawfish boil. I just refuse to suck the heads.  : ) 

 
 
shona1
10.2.8  shona1  replied to  Kavika @10.2.4    5 days ago

Ohhh...yum....seafood....

 
 
TTGA
10.2.9  TTGA  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @10.2.1    5 days ago
I call that bait, you use it to catch a fish worth eating.

Back in 1971 that's exactly what we did.  Officer's stewards got some shrimp from the Wardroom Mess.  We used them to catch about 20 sharks in San Diego harbor.  The Chief Steward knew how to cook shark really well.

  We mostly got sharks about 3' long; stuck a knife in the back or their neck and hung them on the stern anchor.  The dripping blood drew in more sharks.  That worked really well until their big brother came along.  He was about 6' long.  Nobody wanted to get close enough to use the knife (gee, I wonder why).  Luckily, the Petty Officer of the Watch carried a .45.  The sharks were really good; big one was tough, though.

 
 
Kavika
10.2.10  author  Kavika   replied to  TTGA @10.2.9    4 days ago

Damn TTGA, all the time I believed that old Navy story about putting a knife between your teeth and jumping into a school of sharks and getting the one your wanted....

Now the truth comes out...jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
Trout Giggles
10.2.11  Trout Giggles  replied to  TTGA @10.2.9    4 days ago

Did anybody holler that you needed a bigger boat?

 
 
MrFrost
10.3  MrFrost  replied to  KDMichigan @10    5 days ago
Eggplant

Ever since I saw the original Alien movie, I can't eat it. 

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
10.3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MrFrost @10.3    3 days ago

I don't get it.  How does Alien remind you of eggplant?

 
 
mocowgirl
11  mocowgirl    5 days ago

I made homemade biscuits and potato soup with ham last night.  Tonight is leftovers.

Dessert may be ice cream, popcorn, graham crackers with Nutella, French toast, yogurt with fruit or biscuits with jelly.  

I am expecting a UPS delivery sometime before 7:30 pm.  I will have a pot of hot coffee waiting for my UPS delivery person if they want it.  My location is usually among the last stops of the day so I always try to have coffee and a snack for the delivery person.

When I lived in Hawaii, I often met my mail carrier at the door with a glass of ice water.  

I know what it is like to work outside in weather extremes.  I appreciate the efforts of the people who still do.

 
 
Kavika
11.1  author  Kavika   replied to  mocowgirl @11    5 days ago

Sounds excellent mocogirl. 

I'm sure that the UPS guy appriciates the coffee and snacks as did the mail carrier in Hawaii love the ice water.

 
 
mocowgirl
11.1.1  mocowgirl  replied to  Kavika @11.1    5 days ago

I try to treat people like I want to be treated.  It makes life easier all the way around.  Besides, I really do like most people so it is not that much of an effort on my part.

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
11.2  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  mocowgirl @11    5 days ago
I made homemade biscuits and potato soup with ham last night.  Tonight is leftovers. Dessert may be ice cream, popcorn, graham crackers with Nutella, French toast, yogurt with fruit or biscuits with jelly.  

Where did you say you lived??

 
 
mocowgirl
11.2.1  mocowgirl  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.2    5 days ago
Where did you say you lived??

In SW Missouri farm country. 

I was raised on home cooked food back in the Dark Ages before TV dinners and fast food restaurants became the norm.  The nearest McDonalds was in Fayetteville, AR.  Sometimes the Pep Club bus would stop there when it was on the return route from high school football or basketball games.

In the last decade, I changed many things about our diet to avoid health issues - cutting out unnecessary fats and sugars.  However, that does not have to mean cutting out good food in reasonable quantities.  In fact, our diets should center around good food in reasonable quantities.  

I rarely make things like sugar cookies because I find it difficult to limit my daily intake to a reasonable quantity.   LOL!

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
11.2.2  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  mocowgirl @11.2.1    5 days ago

Well, I plan on being there in about ten minutes, I'm in Michigan right now and, what I'm having is good but, I likes me some home cooking leftovers.

 
 
mocowgirl
11.2.3  mocowgirl  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.2.2    5 days ago
I plan on being there in about ten minutes,

You'd be welcome to join us.  I'd even bake some cornbread in a cast iron skillet and cook the last of this year's sweet corn crop.  jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
11.2.4  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  mocowgirl @11.2.3    5 days ago

LOL, I'll keep that in mind when I'm coming through again.

 
 
mocowgirl
11.2.5  mocowgirl  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @11.2.4    5 days ago
I'll keep that in mind when I'm coming through again.

Please do.  Keep in mind that I don't have air conditioning and rarely bake much in the summertime. 

Summer menu is sloppy joes, salmon cakes, gumbo after garden produces tomatoes & okra,  potato salad, macaroni salad, even salad salad and seasonal fruit.

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
11.2.6  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  mocowgirl @11.2.5    5 days ago

Girl, I grew up in Miami and, went to high school in North Carolina, heat ain't no thing and, I'm as country as you can get without being a redneck.

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
12  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη    5 days ago

I'm cheating tonight, off to the Mexican meat market in the hood to buy something marinaded to grill!

I'll be praying to the Aztec gods later!

 
 
Kavika
12.1  author  Kavika   replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @12    5 days ago

The Mexican market near me has marinated lamb. Oh damn is it good.

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
12.2  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @12    5 days ago

Make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand when you "pray".

 
 
Kavika
13  author  Kavika     5 days ago

Wiki Warrior Wonder Wiener has been reading along and is overjoyed with the response and the foods listed. She is waiting with baited breath for invitations to dinner from all of our fine/wonderful folks on NT. 

512

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
13.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @13    5 days ago

Wiki is just too cute!

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
13.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @13    5 days ago

There are some Chinese people for whom inviting Wiki for dinner would mean something different than what you and she would normally expect.

 
 
A. Macarthur
13.3  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @13    5 days ago

A companion for Wiki …

original

Gracie … She's My Dawg.

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
13.3.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @13.3    5 days ago

She's adogable! 

 
 
KDMichigan
13.4  KDMichigan  replied to  Kavika @13    3 days ago

My butt shadow. If I'm cooking she is helping. She does a cute little cheese dance when I bust out the shredded cheese.

original 

 
 
321steve
13.4.1  321steve  replied to  KDMichigan @13.4    3 days ago
She does a cute little cheese dance when I bust out the shredded cheese.

Yep they sure do seem know when to put on the show.  LOL 

 
 
Kavika
13.4.2  author  Kavika   replied to  KDMichigan @13.4    3 days ago

LOL, too cute....

Wiki wants you to let us know when there is no snow there and the temp is in the 80's....She is a sun dog for sure, KD.

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
13.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kavika @13    2 days ago

with baited breath

That is why you don't feed a dog sardines.jrSmiley_95_smiley_image.png

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14  Perrie Halpern R.A.    5 days ago

OK, I must have knocked at the wrong door! I'm on the diet from hell and reading all this good food is making me want to cry

3 ozs of protein twice a day along with 10-12 of specific greens, no oils, fats, milk, or tastes. 

Shoot me! 

btw, for the next 33 days I will be a shrew, so stay away. LOL! 

 
 
Kavika
14.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14    5 days ago
btw, for the next 33 days I will be a shrew, so stay away. LOL! 

No comment...LMAO

 
 
Ender
14.2  Ender  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14    5 days ago

Bad time of the year for a diet. : )

 
 
Studiusbagus
14.2.1  Studiusbagus  replied to  Ender @14.2    5 days ago

Everyone send Perrie your most decadent recipes!!  YAY!

 
 
epistte
14.2.2  epistte  replied to  Studiusbagus @14.2.1    5 days ago

I'm making scratch pizza tomorrow night. 

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
14.2.3  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  epistte @14.2.2    5 days ago

How do you scratch a pizza??jrSmiley_25_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Kavika
14.2.4  author  Kavika   replied to  epistte @14.2.2    5 days ago

epistte, my blood sister, Nona and I got together a little more than a year ago and combined her Italian cooking expertise and my Ojibwe cooking expertise and came up with a whole new food. After my sucess with Enoch and the ''Kosher Winnebagal'' we mixed Fry Bread and Pizza and came up with ''Frizza'' it's been patented and will be in markets for Christmas....

 
 
1stwarrior
14.2.5  1stwarrior  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @14.2.3    5 days ago

Behind its ears - purrs really nice.

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.6  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @14.2.3    5 days ago
How do you scratch a pizza??

LMAO... good one Galen!

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.7  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Studiusbagus @14.2.1    5 days ago

Don't make me come over there. You could feathery family member in a pot when I am done with this damn diet. 

 
 
epistte
14.2.8  epistte  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.2.7    5 days ago
Don't make me come over there. You could feathery family member in a pot when I am done with this damn diet. 

I'm baking Christmas cookies this weekend if you want are interested. I'm 2 weeks late baking my fruitcake. 

 
 
Kathleen
14.2.9  Kathleen  replied to  Ender @14.2    4 days ago

Yep, It's tough around the holidays...

 
 
Trout Giggles
14.2.10  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.2.7    4 days ago

Perrie, I think there are some folks here that want to be suspended until your diet is done....

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
14.2.11  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Trout Giggles @14.2.10    4 days ago
Perrie, I think there are some folks here that want to be suspended until your diet is done....

That is such a bad thing to say, of course there are some of us who just like to tempt people,

320320

 
 
Trout Giggles
14.2.12  Trout Giggles  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @14.2.11    4 days ago

You are a bad, bad, man. But that plate on the right looks very tasty. I'm not gonna ask what it is, let me have my pleasure

 
 
Nona62
14.2.13  Nona62  replied to  Kavika @14.2.4    4 days ago

A little over a year ago ???   Try maybe 5 or 6 years ago. (I think ),... (time flies when you're having fun)       Ciao Chief !!!   jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
14.2.14  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Trout Giggles @14.2.12    4 days ago
I'm not gonna ask what it is, let me have my pleasure

Ok, but, if you change your mind let me know, I'll tell ya. It's one of my favorites.

 
 
dave-2693993
14.2.15  dave-2693993  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @14.2.14    4 days ago

What's up Doc?

 
 
Trout Giggles
14.2.16  Trout Giggles  replied to  dave-2693993 @14.2.15    4 days ago

not Bugs.....

 
 
Kavika
14.2.17  author  Kavika   replied to  Nona62 @14.2.13    4 days ago

Boozhoo Nona...5 or 6 years ago, OMG I musta skipped those years...LOL

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
14.2.18  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Trout Giggles @14.2.16    4 days ago

 
 
Nona62
14.2.19  Nona62  replied to  Kavika @14.2.17    3 days ago

LOL   Like I said Chief, time flies when you're having fun!!!  ( or Vino )  ;-)

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
14.2.20  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  epistte @14.2.8    2 days ago

I don't consider fruitcake food.  They do make good paperweights and doorstops though.  I think I still have one in my closet from 1972.

 
 
epistte
14.2.21  epistte  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14.2.20    2 days ago
I don't consider fruitcake food.  They do make good paperweights and doorstops though.  I think I still have one in my closet from 1972.

95% of purchased fruitcakes are only useful as paperweights and doorstops. It's a very rare bakery that makes a good fruitcake and even then they are never soaked in rum as they should be. Strangely, Aldi makes a decent marzipan Stollen which is a German variation on fruitcake.

Alton Brown's frutcake is one of the very best.   It's actually quite easy to make.

 

 
 
arkpdx
14.2.22  arkpdx  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14.2.20    2 days ago

I have heard of a couple of families that sent the same fruitcake back and forth to each other for something like 30 years. 

 
 
dave-2693993
14.2.23  dave-2693993  replied to  epistte @14.2.21    2 days ago
95% of purchased fruitcakes are only useful as paperweights and doorstops.

What do they do to the fruit in those things?

 
 
epistte
14.2.24  epistte  replied to  dave-2693993 @14.2.23    2 days ago

Most of the fruit is candied when it should be dried. I have an aunt and uncle that sends me one of these doorstops every year. 

https://www.collinstreet.com/online_bakery_gift/deluxe_fruitcake?previous_url_id=0

This is the link that I forgot to put in my previous reply. Oops, sorry.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/free-range-fruitcake-recipe-1926833

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
14.2.25  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  epistte @14.2.21    2 days ago
95% of purchased fruitcakes are only useful as paperweights and doorstops.

The last fruitcake I got, I used it to weigh down a body I put in a lake.....somewhere...….I.....uh......wellll, never mind.

 
 
dave-2693993
14.2.26  dave-2693993  replied to  epistte @14.2.24    2 days ago
Most of the fruit is candied when it should be dried.

Interesting. Except for pineapple and papaya I am not a fan of candied fruits. Which brings me to your first link.

The description of that cake with the pecans, pineapple and papaya is a winner for me, candied or not. I would drop the cherries and raisins though. That is probably some kind sacrilege for fruitcake aficionados.

There is a major problem with the recipe at the second link. Probably a good chance the candied ginger would not last long enough to make it into the cake mix. Otherwise it looks good.

 
 
epistte
14.2.27  epistte  replied to  dave-2693993 @14.2.26    2 days ago
Interesting. Except for pineapple and papaya I am not a fan of candied fruits. Which brings me to your first link. The description of that cake with the pecans, pineapple and papaya is a winner for me, candied or not. I would drop the cherries and raisins though. That is probably some kind sacrilege for fruitcake aficionados.

Put the fruit in it that you like. I use yellow raisins, cranberries, dried apples, dates, pineapple, papaya, and cherries. I know it's a sacrilege but I use walnuts, pecans, and almonds.

There is a major problem with the recipe at the second link. Probably a good chance the candied ginger would not last long enough to make it into the cake mix. Otherwise it looks good.

Candied ginger is too strong for me to eat raw. 

 
 
dave-2693993
14.2.28  dave-2693993  replied to  epistte @14.2.27    2 days ago
Candied ginger is too strong for me to eat raw. 

In a way they are like black olives to me. Once I start with them, they are gone in short order.

 
 
epistte
14.2.29  epistte  replied to  dave-2693993 @14.2.28    2 days ago

I snack on dates and dried cherries and pineapple.  I bought a pound of dried cherries for fruitcake, and I had to go buy another pound because I ate the first pound. 

I also eat baking chocolate.  https://www.ghirardelli.com/dark-chocolate/bittersweet-chocolate-70-cacao-baking-bar-%284-oz%29-62453

 
 
dave-2693993
14.2.30  dave-2693993  replied to  epistte @14.2.29    2 days ago

Chocolate. Yep, that's another one with a short life span.

Funny, I have an empty box of ginger right here. Didn't notice it earlier.

 
 
Raven Wing
14.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14    5 days ago
btw, for the next 33 days I will be a shrew, so stay away. LOL! 

jrSmiley_85_smiley_image.gif........jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.3.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Raven Wing @14.3    5 days ago

Awwww. Raven... I love you! 

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
14.4  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14    5 days ago

Watch out everyone,

 
 
dave-2693993
14.4.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @14.4    5 days ago

Love it

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.4.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @14.4    5 days ago

hahahahhahahaa

 
 
MrFrost
14.5  MrFrost  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14    5 days ago
btw, for the next 33 days I will be a shrew, so stay away. LOL! 

 Shrews need to consume 200 to 300% of their body weight in food each day in order to survive. A shrew must eat every 2 to 3 hours to achieve this goal.

Might want to add a lot of fiber. 

 
 
Kavika
14.5.1  author  Kavika   replied to  MrFrost @14.5    5 days ago

Hummingbirds are the same. They have to eat every couple of hours or they will die.

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.5.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MrFrost @14.5    5 days ago

Thanks for the advice MrFrost, but if I get anymore fiber from the ton of veggies I am eating, I might never leave the house... if you know what I mean.

 
 
MrFrost
14.5.3  MrFrost  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.5.2    5 days ago

I eat so much fiber I've decided to open a wicker chair business. 

 
 
Studiusbagus
14.5.4  Studiusbagus  replied to  MrFrost @14.5.3    4 days ago

OMG I'm dyin' here!

That's hilarious.

 
 
Freefaller
14.6  Freefaller  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14    5 days ago

Lol you have my sympathies, I have a doc appt tomorrow that I have to fast for so no supper tonight or breakfast, lunch tomorrow.  I will however be pigging out on whatever is too slow to get away around 2:00 in the afternoon tomorrow.

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.6.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Freefaller @14.6    5 days ago

Sounds like the dreaded colonoscopy. If that's it.. my condolences. 

 
 
A. Macarthur
14.6.2  A. Macarthur  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.6.1    4 days ago

Are colonoscopies getting so expensive that to have one, someone ends up in arrears?

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Can me for it if you must but it was just tongue in cheek ... A quip about being in the hole.

Backing away now.

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
14.6.3  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  A. Macarthur @14.6.2    4 days ago

I tried being a proctologist apprentice, they said I had to work my way up from the bottom but there was too much shit.

 
 
r.t..b...
14.6.4  r.t..b...  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @14.6.3    4 days ago
I tried being a proctologist apprentice, they said I had to work my way up from the bottom but there was too much shit.

Not to mention you're always up to your elbows in work.

 
 
A. Macarthur
14.6.5  A. Macarthur  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @14.6.3    4 days ago

So, the, you BUTTED out?

By the way, an apprentice was subsequently hired for the position, I think her name was Ana Litch … say it fast …

Some people use Preparation H for chapped lips …

… no problem if they use a new tube.

I have an ENDless supply of these … including a suppository story regarding (the name of anyone I care to ridicule at the time I tell it).

It takes place in New York …

… in Flushing.

Well. I'm wiped, so … later.

 
 
Freefaller
14.6.6  Freefaller  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.6.1    3 days ago

Lol thank god no, just some diabetic blood work/testing.

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
14.6.7  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  A. Macarthur @14.6.2    2 days ago

My husband's proctologist had a weird sense of humor.  He told me that everything was fine in there, but he did find Jimmy Hoffa.

 
 
Trout Giggles
14.7  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14    4 days ago

Thanks for the warning

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
14.8  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14    3 days ago

That diet sure beats the one I was on for the first 60 lbs.  It was the contaminated Dodger Dog Diet.   The last 40 were low carb.

 
 
PJ
15  PJ    5 days ago

I have been busy busy busy today and just got home from driving for hours.  I am not cooking anything for dinner tonight.  I'm deciding on oatmeal or cold cereal. 

But - 

Last night I cooked a creamy cilantro lime chicken.  The rub sounded amazing:  chili powder, cumin, paprika, pepper.  Cooked in chicken broth with heavy whipping cream, lime juice and fresh cilantro.

I cooked it in my dutch oven low and slow and paired it with rice.  

It was the blandest chicken I've ever tasted.  Completely disappointed with the recipe. 

 
 
sandy-2021492
15.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  PJ @15    5 days ago
It was the blandest chicken I've ever tasted.

I'm glad I read this far.  I was about to go shopping for the ingredients, because it sounded like it should have been amazing.

 
 
PJ
15.1.1  PJ  replied to  sandy-2021492 @15.1    5 days ago

I know, right.  I followed the recipe to a tee but it was totally tasteless.  Even my cat balked.  hahahahaha

 
 
Kavika
15.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  PJ @15.1.1    5 days ago

I spotted the problem right away. It wasn't road kill chicken...

 
 
Kavika
15.1.3  author  Kavika   replied to  Kavika @15.1.2    5 days ago

9369e58133d607ba014c0bf1a2f222d7--foghor

 
 
dave-2693993
15.2  dave-2693993  replied to  PJ @15    5 days ago
It was the blandest chicken I've ever tasted.  Completely disappointed with the recipe. 

That's terrible.

 
 
PJ
15.2.1  PJ  replied to  dave-2693993 @15.2    5 days ago

Yeah - well be happy you didn't have to eat it.  blah.....jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
sandy-2021492
15.2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  PJ @15.2.1    5 days ago

It sucks you went to all that work, though.

 
 
dave-2693993
15.2.3  dave-2693993  replied to  PJ @15.2.1    5 days ago
Yeah - well be happy you didn't have to eat it.  blah.....jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

LOL.

That reminds me of my late aunt, bless her heart. She lived in some fancy, shmancy section of Manhattan when I was young (1st - 3rd or 4th grade).

She loved the old world style of buying fresh daily and cooking fresh daily.

She was also a strict health food nut. Which, when translatted means, if it tastes good, it most assuredly must be bad for you. But I loved her and would visit for a week, every summer.

She surprised me one day with a health shake. I watched her make in with all these fresh fruits, special ice cream and various powders. One of these powders gave it the appearance of a chocolate milkshake. She added a lot of that.

OMG, did it taste BAD.

Later I found out that brown powder was brewers yeast.

Not the best tasting stuff in that form.

 
 
Kathleen
16  Kathleen    5 days ago

We are having hot roast beef sandwiches with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn and a salad. 

Blueberry pie for dessert.

Nothing fancy...

 
 
Kavika
16.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Kathleen @16    5 days ago

Sounds good Kathleen. 

 
 
shona1
16.2  shona1  replied to  Kathleen @16    5 days ago

A/noon..I will be right over...to free load...

 
 
Kathleen
16.2.1  Kathleen  replied to  shona1 @16.2    4 days ago

That's okay.... : )

 
 
charger 383
16.3  charger 383  replied to  Kathleen @16    5 days ago

I love a good hot roast beef sandwich and gravy 

 
 
MrFrost
17  MrFrost    5 days ago

T-bone steak, sliced and fried red taters and asparagus cooked in butter, garlic and seasoning salt. 

 
 
Kavika
17.1  author  Kavika   replied to  MrFrost @17    5 days ago

All sounds good except the asparagus...

 
 
sandy-2021492
17.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @17.1    5 days ago

I'll have your share.

 
 
Kavika
17.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  sandy-2021492 @17.1.1    5 days ago

LOL, OK Sandy it's all your's.

 
 
MrFrost
17.1.3  MrFrost  replied to  Kavika @17.1    5 days ago
All sounds good except the asparagus...

I eat it to make my pee smell funny. (Kidding, I actually love the stuff. My neighbor pickles it...it's fantastic.)

 
 
KDMichigan
17.1.4  KDMichigan  replied to  MrFrost @17.1.3    3 days ago
(Kidding, I actually love the stuff.

Here in Michigan you can find a lot of asparagus growing wild along side the road in the rural farmlands of course. I have been hitting roadside asparagus for over 30 years. It is kind of like morel hunting, you have to hit it at the right time. Definitely my favorite side with a steak.

 
 
Sparty On
17.1.5  Sparty On  replied to  KDMichigan @17.1.4    3 days ago

Yes, i agree.   Nothing better than Morel mushrooms with a steak ..... jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
MrFrost
17.1.6  MrFrost  replied to  Sparty On @17.1.5    2 days ago
Nothing better than Morel mushrooms with a steak

Gross.... LOL 

Liver and mushrooms, and eggplant...I won't eat it...no way.. 

 
 
sandy-2021492
17.1.7  sandy-2021492  replied to  MrFrost @17.1.6    2 days ago

No mushrooms?!

I agree on the liver. It's the body's detox center. Blech.

 
 
Freefaller
17.1.8  Freefaller  replied to  MrFrost @17.1.6    yesterday
Liver and mushrooms, and eggplant...I won't eat it...no way..

Lol not a fan of eggplant myself but liver and mushrooms mmmmm mmmmm good.

 
 
Sparty On
17.1.9  Sparty On  replied to  MrFrost @17.1.6    23 hours ago

Oh man, morel mushrooms.    The king of fungus.    Nothing better but I never ruin a good morel on liver.    Now that stuff is nasty.

 
 
KDMichigan
17.1.10  KDMichigan  replied to  Sparty On @17.1.5    19 hours ago
than Morel mushrooms

I'm pretty sure I said Asparagus.

Where do Sparty fans look for Morels? I'm north of Mesick.....way north. You can score up here.

 
 
JBB
17.2  JBB  replied to  MrFrost @17    5 days ago

Fancy...

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
18  Buzz of the Orient    5 days ago

For me, a well-timed article.  Today is our tenth anniversary, and to celebrate we're going out for dinner.  We intend to go to a Peking Duck restaurant. The duck is prepared and cooked in a very special way, and then sliced by the chef and eaten in a special way as well.  I will describe the process and our dinner tomorrow, with photos.  It is a saying here that you do not know China unless you have done these three things: climbed The Great Wall, watched the Peking Opera, and eaten Peking Duck. I did all three within my first 6 months here, and I've seen and come to know a lot more of China ever since (including marrying a Chinese woman - LOL)

 
 
dave-2693993
18.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18    5 days ago

Congratulations Buzz.

 
 
Kavika
18.2  author  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18    5 days ago

Congratulations to you and Mrs. Buzz.

 
 
Raven Wing
18.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18    4 days ago

384

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
18.3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @18.3    4 days ago

Fen and I thank you all (thumb uppers included).  I will be posting a short photo essay of our 10th anniversary dinner at the Peking Duck restaurant later today. 

 
 
dave-2693993
19  dave-2693993    5 days ago

Good timing on this for me as well. Looks like some other bachelors this week/month.

The girls just had to return to their home country for teir periodic visits to satisfy requirements of an already declared out of bounds topic here. At least Julia also gets to satisfy her annual visit to the home office for her job.

This will keep Mr Grouch at bay.

So, bachelor meals that last for 3 days, breakfast, lunch and dinner. I can see them shaking their heads in disapproval now. I think they secretly like my recipes.

I will start off with a box of rice. Tonight a box of arroz amarillo. I prefer Goya, but to save my lone remaining box of that I went with Iberia.

Since tonights meal was chicken themed I added some fancy jasmine rice too.  Add some butter, water, frozen vegetables (there are good ones these days), additional herbs and spices stir and nuke for 10 minutes.

Add a can of Healthy Choice chicken noodle soup, a can or large pitted black olives, and sliced poor mans andouille sausages, otherwise known as Purdue Butterball Polska Kielbasa Nuke for 10 more minutes.

Yes, I actually said that.

Topped with a 16 oz jar of chunky HOT (for real, believe it or no) salsa. Nuke for 10 more minutes.

Tasty. At least think so.

I know it's not real cooking, but I like it, I get the sense of cooking and I'm good for 3 more days. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I still can picture their heads shaking in disapproval...

 
 
Kavika
19.1  author  Kavika   replied to  dave-2693993 @19    5 days ago

LMAO, I'm sure that they are shaking their heads in disbelieve...

 
 
dave-2693993
19.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Kavika @19.1    5 days ago

LOL, as unbelievable as it may sound, I left an ingredient off the list.

Add a pouch of fajita seasoned sliced chicken breasts.

What A meal!

Edited to remove some an errant quote from another post.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
19.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @19.1.1    4 days ago

LOL. Well, the chicken soup meant you weren't a vegetarian, but otherwise....

 
 
dave-2693993
19.1.3  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1.2    3 days ago

That's right, otherwise I am hungry again 5 minutes later.

I left out the fajita chicken strips too. That and the "andouille sausages" really makes it.

 
 
JBB
20  JBB    5 days ago

I baked a brisket and a loaf of breard today. So, I had a slice of cheddar, a slice of bread, some decent beef and a glass of red. Times Are Tough. /S...

 
 
MrFrost
20.1  MrFrost  replied to  JBB @20    5 days ago

Dayum, that sounds good. I don't drink anymore but could follow it up with a little stink weed. 

 
 
Kavika
21  author  Kavika     5 days ago

 A glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away. Or a couple of glasses of red wine will definetly make you happier.

 
 
JohnRussell
22  JohnRussell    5 days ago

I had some leftover turkey and ham so I cut some of into little pieces, and warmed it up with some chopped broccoli. Then I prepared some ramen noodles with seasoning, mixed with the meat and broccoli, and splashed the bowl with paprika, habenero sauce, and soy sauce.  Ate with warm French bread and sliced tomatoes.

No pictures tonight.

It was good though.

 
 
Kavika
22.1  author  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @22    5 days ago

Sounds good JR.

 
 
shona1
22.1.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @22.1    5 days ago

A/noon Kavika...For tea it is a home made hamburger with the lot....Toast the bun spread mayo on it..top with lettuce, cheese, tomato, bacon, egg, beetroot, pineapple and pattie..Might chuck on some tomato sauce if I feel really daring....Not a Macca's pickle insight thank goodness...

 
 
Kavika
22.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @22.1.1    4 days ago

The perfect Aussie tea, Shona...

 
 
A. Macarthur
23  A. Macarthur    5 days ago

Getting on the plane and heading south with a stimulated apatite, some fishing gear and a GPS … 

… leftovers are my favorite meal.

 
 
Kavika
23.1  author  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @23    4 days ago

Where south?

 
 
A. Macarthur
23.1.1  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @23.1    4 days ago

Your place.

(Someday hopefully).

 
 
Kavika
23.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @23.1.1    4 days ago

That's a go for sure.

 
 
charger 383
24  charger 383    5 days ago

I was at meeting out of town and had a Brisket Sandwich from Mission BBQ, big, good and filling

 
 
Enoch
25  Enoch    4 days ago

Dear Brother Kavika: We are into the week of Channukah, The Festival of Lights here.

Most of us celebrate the miracle of one nights worth of oil in a lamp lasting for eight nights.

The local utility company does not consider the loss of 7/8ths of a billing a miracle. They sit on the sidelines for this one.

It is customary to eat things fried in oil, as the oil in the Menorah (8 branched candle holder) was filled with oil for illumination and warmth.

Mrs. E. an Israeli by birth (Tzabarit) makes Sufganiot  (Israelil donuts).

Our daughter and daughter-in-law make Latkes (Potato Pancakes).

They are delicious with sour cream, apple sauce and cinnamon as toppings. 

Jay's Diner Chef Boiling Water Goldstein wishes you and yours "Season's Gratings"!

(Buzz gets that joke).

Peace, Abundant Blessings, Gelt (gift money) and Dreidle's spinning. 

Enoch. 

 

 
 
Kavika
25.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Enoch @25    4 days ago

LOL, a wonderful review of lights/food/fun, niijii. 

But I didn't see the ''kosher winnebagel'' mixed in there.jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
Enoch
25.1.1  Enoch  replied to  Kavika @25.1    4 days ago

Dear Brother Kavika: The kosher Winnebagel is always everywhere. 

Chef B. W. Goldstein went partners with Amiel J. Keg, the pickled pigs feet baron.

"Where ever you feet, you find Keg's feet"!

The Winnebagel is the only breakfast bread vehicle in which service stations when you bring it in for an oil lube and filter grease the joints with creamed cheese.

Peace, Abundant Blessings and a Shmear.

Enoch.  

 
 
Kavika
25.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  Enoch @25.1.1    4 days ago

The multiple uses of the Winnebagel. Truly a wonder food. 

 
 
A. Macarthur
25.1.3  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @25.1    4 days ago

FYI: "Kosher Winnebagels"

They were invented by a mohel named … wait for it …

DICK CUTLER.

That's the short version … the whole CLIP comes later.

Some days I just hate myself for the craziness that crosses my mind.*

* This would be such a day.

 
 
Kavika
25.1.4  author  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @25.1.3    4 days ago

The Ho-Chunk nation isn't laughing....jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
dave-2693993
25.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Enoch @25    4 days ago
Mrs. E. an Israeli by birth (Tzabarit) makes Sufganiot  (Israelil donuts). Our daughter and daughter-in-law make Latkes (Potato Pancakes).

I am ready.

Where do I place my order?

Welcome back Enoch.

 
 
Enoch
25.2.1  Enoch  replied to  dave-2693993 @25.2    4 days ago

Dear Friend Dave: Hello.

Sincere best wishes for a joyous and meaningful holiday season to you and yours.

Orders are placed at Jay's Diner by shouting form the parking lot, "Dish it out. We are here"!

Peace and Abundant Blessings.

Enoch. 

 
 
dave-2693993
25.2.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Enoch @25.2.1    3 days ago

Thank you Enoch.

I wish the same for you and your family as well during this holiday season.

I'll have to find my way to Jay's Diner.

Peace and Abundant Blessings.

Dave

 
 
A. Macarthur
25.3  A. Macarthur  replied to  Enoch @25    4 days ago

Enoch,

How do you get those little photos in the potato lockets …

OHHHHHHHHH! … Latkes!

My bad.

 
 
Enoch
25.3.1  Enoch  replied to  A. Macarthur @25.3    4 days ago

Dear Friend AMac: You know you can do no bad in my eyes.

Chag Hannukah Sameach.

Enoch.

 
 
A. Macarthur
25.3.2  A. Macarthur  replied to  Enoch @25.3.1    4 days ago

The very same to you and your family.

 
 
Studiusbagus
26  Studiusbagus    4 days ago

I go nuts at this time of year.

From about August we start living out of the freezer. 

Last night when I was reading this was roast pork with mashed taters frozen cauliflower and green beans.

Tonight will be shrimp and sea bass sautee'd with fresh herbs from the garden and served with the pan sautee' over Basmati rice.

I lower the level of the freezer because I bake and bake and bake. First, the stuff that freezes well.

At the same time I am a holiday meeat buying maniac. Before I'm done, I'll have 5 or 6 smoked butt hams, and 3 or 4 Turkeys in the freezer. When else do you get a deal like $1.19 lb. for ham? Or Butterball Turkey for $.99 lb. ?

And I get to use my "big boy" kitchen tools.

Mmmmmmm. Bannndsaw.

 
 
Kavika
26.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Studiusbagus @26    4 days ago

LOL, too funny a Bannndsaw.

 
 
Trout Giggles
26.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @26.1    4 days ago

I could see where a band saw would come in handy in the kitchen. My mom used my dad's brand new handsaw on a roast once

hey....he used her pinking shears for cutting  up paper.....

 
 
Studiusbagus
26.1.2  Studiusbagus  replied to  Trout Giggles @26.1.1    4 days ago

 I use it when I'm cutting steaks most of the thyme.  Ah! I made a funny!. But I'll take a ham and get 5 or 6 ham steaks from each...then I have plenty left to make boiled dinner (ham, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes)

I'll split the Turkeys because there's only two of us.

When I go beef crazy I saw NY Strips, short ribs, etc.

 
 
It Is ME
27  It Is ME    4 days ago

"Refrigerator Soup" is the bestest in the world It's like stone soup with a perk. You don't have to request someone else find an ingredient.  Chuck anything you find in the fridge, or the cabinet, in the boiling pot...…..stir for awhile..... enjoy !

It's like a "Progresso Soup" on steroids !

 
 
321steve
27.1  321steve  replied to  It Is ME @27    4 days ago

Chuck anything you find in the fridge, or the cabinet, in the boiling pot...…..stir for awhile..... enjoy !

It's like a "Progresso Soup" on steroids !

LOL.. With my Pack of dogs the pickins are pretty slim and I doubt if the medal shelves in my fridge would cook up into anything tasty. I better just open a real can of progresso soup instead or I might starve. 

 
 
It Is ME
27.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  321steve @27.1    4 days ago

I got's two big furry ones myself. They can wait just like I do. But when I share that refrig. soup with them, they luvs me more than usual, for a day or two anyway. jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
321steve
27.1.2  321steve  replied to  It Is ME @27.1.1    4 days ago

I got's two big furry ones myself. They can wait just like I do.

Mine can't : Or won't !  I don't argue about it though...lol 

512

512

 
 
It Is ME
27.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  321steve @27.1.2    4 days ago

Holy that is all Crap...….You has you a bunch !

What's up with you. jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

you into punishment ?

 
 
321steve
27.1.4  321steve  replied to  It Is ME @27.1.3    4 days ago
Holy that is all Crap...….You has you a bunch !

What's up with you. 

you into punishment ?

LOL. Well you've heard of the cat lady ? 

Well I'm the dog man. 

LOL People come from miles around to see and buy my dogs. (some come hundreds of miles)

All AKC registered full blood Chow Chows with papers.  

My Monsters, 250 lbs  210 teeth 90 claws and that's when we have No puppies... MONSTERS

I live in a house full of monsters... and love it !! lol 

Everyone of my babies is special and a great dog !! 

O and I'm single, go figure eh ? 

lol

 
 
It Is ME
27.1.5  It Is ME  replied to  321steve @27.1.4    4 days ago

God bless YOU for sure. jrSmiley_81_smiley_image.gif

 
 
321steve
27.1.6  321steve  replied to  It Is ME @27.1.5    4 days ago

Thanks, It has. 

Back at ya ! 

 
 
321steve
27.1.7  321steve  replied to  321steve @27.1.6    4 days ago

LOL... Your internet is faster.......

 
 
It Is ME
27.1.8  It Is ME  replied to  321steve @27.1.6    4 days ago

jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
27.1.9  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  321steve @27.1.4    4 days ago
LOL. Well you've heard of the cat lady ? 

Yeah, I think she lives close to me,

 
 
Studiusbagus
27.1.10  Studiusbagus  replied to  Galen Marvin Ross @27.1.9    3 days ago

I'm the "chicken man" lol

I have a Noah's ark of different breeds and I'm raising monsters too...but they're chickens.

My baby rooster monster is Victor von Frankenchicken. He's standing next to a 1 year old hen, he's just turned 6 months.

320320

 
 
Kavika
27.1.11  author  Kavika   replied to  Studiusbagus @27.1.10    3 days ago

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Sparty On
27.1.12  Sparty On  replied to  Studiusbagus @27.1.10    3 days ago
I'm the "chicken man"

Goo goo ga joob ...... oops sorry ...... thats the eggman

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
27.1.13  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  Studiusbagus @27.1.10    3 days ago

A real baby Huey,

 
 
Studiusbagus
27.1.14  Studiusbagus  replied to  321steve @27.1.4    3 days ago
O and I'm single, go figure eh ? 

Oh jeeze...I always feel sorry for you guys. I have a friend that has been single for most of the 30 years I've known him. My wife makes me cook and freeze for him when we visit...like every two weeks!. 

So anyway, hears a quick easy cheat that freezes great and is delicious.

Shrimp and Spinach lasagna.

You'll need:

Baking pan 8"x10" will work

1 package small frozen small shrimp peeled and deveined.  $5 at walmart.

1 pkg. Oven ready lasagna

At least 2 lbs fresh spinach. About $4

Italian seasoning

1tub fresh shredded Parm. Cheese.

2 jars of vodka sauce..I'll use Aldi's but any will do.

HERE WE GO:

Start a big pot of water on the stove.

Take the stems off the spinach, throw it all into the boiling water for 2 minutes tops and drain...boy does it shrink!

Set it aside. Add a touch of oil or butter to tje empty pot and start low heat...add anout 1 teaspoon of the seasoning and then add the shrimp --ready when they change color

Start the oven at 375.

In the dish put some sauce and then a layer of the noodles

Add the sauteed shrimp and spread them out evenly. Sprikle a little parm

Add another layer of noodles and more sauce generously.

Add the spinach and a handfull of parm 

Another layer of noodles, sauce and top generously with parm.

Bake for about 45 minutes.

Viola!  About 10 servings you can wrap, freeze and microwave.

 
 
Studiusbagus
27.1.15  Studiusbagus  replied to  Sparty On @27.1.12    3 days ago
thats the eggman

Oh dear lord I'm that too!

I collect about 1 - 1 1/2 dozen every day!

 
 
Studiusbagus
27.1.16  Studiusbagus  replied to  Kavika @27.1.11    3 days ago

This is his cousin in Eastern Europe.

 
 
Kavika
27.1.17  author  Kavika   replied to  Studiusbagus @27.1.16    3 days ago

LMAO

 
 
321steve
27.1.18  321steve  replied to  Studiusbagus @27.1.14    3 days ago

LOL.. You got to be kidding. You dont know many single guys do ya ? 

I know NO single guy that would go to that much work to fix themselves a meal. I know I sure as Hell dont and won't. Stouffers make a pretty good lasagna ! That's my solution.

 Oh jeeze...I always feel sorry for you guys.

It's kinda a mutual feeling I feel sorry for people who are stuck waking up with and dealing with the same person day after day. Sometimes I see couples fighting like dogs and say Gee look what I' m missing ... LOL

I feel for people that everyday for their entire life everyday needing to consider what another persons needs, wants and their moods are. Adapting to the others changes, dealing with their problems, their mistakes and their idiosyncrasies.   

For me just living and dealing with my own problems, wants, needs and desires and idiosyncrasies is quite enough of a challenge. 

As a single person you do tend to develop responsibility for yourself, I see many married people who rely on their spouse way too much, when something happens to that person for years the one left is a mess and some never recover to become a fully functioning human on their own.

Yep marriage can be great, biut first both people need to be mature enough they could do life on their own. 

PS: So I say feel sorry for the people who are dependant on others, IMO:  they need it more. 

LOL That s my take on single verse marriage. 

Marriage can be wonderful But IMO: Most are a crutch. 

My crutch walked out on me long ago, now I no longer need or want one. 

My wife makes me cook and freeze for him when we visit.

Sorry to hear that, There is one word that puts an end to that.. It is the word .. NO. I learned that word soon after she walked and wanted more.  Now I answer to no one but me !

I call it Freedom !!! And it is beautiful !!!  

To each their own !

Smile 

 
 
Studiusbagus
27.1.19  Studiusbagus  replied to  321steve @27.1.18    3 days ago
It's kinda a mutual feeling I feel sorry for people who are stuck waking up with and dealing with the same person day after day.

HA!  I thought of that and started hitting on women in the psych ward at the hospital and I scored a beauty!

I bought 5 wigs and screw a different personality every day!

 
 
Sparty On
27.1.20  Sparty On  replied to  Studiusbagus @27.1.19    3 days ago

Lol ..... speaking as a child of the 60's and 70's ...... there is nothing "free" about free love .......

 
 
Studiusbagus
27.1.21  Studiusbagus  replied to  321steve @27.1.18    3 days ago
I know NO single guy that would go to that much work to fix themselves a meal.

LOL...wow! And I shortened that from the really long version I actually do from scratch.

I've neen divorced too...I've been lucky or planned well though, I ended up with really good partners in crime. 

 
 
321steve
27.1.22  321steve  replied to  Studiusbagus @27.1.19    3 days ago

HA!  I thought of that and started hitting on women in the psych ward at the hospital and I scored a beauty!

I bought 5 wigs and screw a different personality every day!

All kneel before you !!!  It seems you have come up with the perfer solution. Congratulations !!! 

LOL

Crazy in the head, crazy in the bed !!!! 

I like it !!!  Now to find that psych ward.  

 
 
321steve
27.1.23  321steve  replied to  Studiusbagus @27.1.21    3 days ago
I've neen divorced too...I've been lucky or planned well though,

Good for you , I Was not so fortunate I guess,

My divorce and end of my marriage screwed me up. After 25 years of knowing this person and 13 years of marriage to her, after she returned to college to take a few classes then she decided running  with her single college girlfriends was more important and fun,

Coming home to a empty house after a day of work is quite the shock I'll tell you and one I never really got over.

Although my knowledge of what low life crap a human being is capable of sure was expanded. 

 
 
Studiusbagus
27.1.24  Studiusbagus  replied to  321steve @27.1.23    3 days ago

Well, for the record

..#1 was an experimrntation in my youth.

#2 was 23 years, no kids by my choice made before we got married. She got kinda bummed once and I told her to look around her office. Everyone was pregnant (which started the bumming) I told her that her career would advance because of this. 5 years later she was VP of financials and clearing 150 a year.

Menopause hit her really, really hard. She was unrecognizable even to our friends. Denial was almost violent in her head. 

She came back a few years later trying to recapture but I had already moved on.

8 years later and I'm remarried to a fun nutcase. Came with no kids, no menopause, and we got the baggage out of the way in 18 months

 

 

 
 
Freefaller
27.1.25  Freefaller  replied to  321steve @27.1.18    3 days ago
Stouffers make a pretty good lasagna !

Lol no, no they don't at least compared to homemade

I know NO single guy that would go to that much work to fix themselves a meal.

Now you know at least one, although I don't eat pasta anymore.  Really what he described is not that much work.

 
 
321steve
27.1.26  321steve  replied to  Freefaller @27.1.25    3 days ago

Maybe not, I used to fix nice meals, I actually was a fairly good cook. But after cooking most of my life.. Well I've had my fill. 

maybe I am settling thinking Stoffers is OK or even good, But compared to what extra it takes to do it from scratch these days I'll suffer.

Luckily my appetite along with my desire to cook diminished together...LOL 

 
 
Studiusbagus
27.1.27  Studiusbagus  replied to  321steve @27.1.26    3 days ago

Did I mention that dish and a small salad would probably get you laid?

LOL

 
 
321steve
27.1.28  321steve  replied to  Studiusbagus @27.1.27    3 days ago
Did I mention that dish and a small salad would probably get you laid? LOL

Did I mention unluckily that desire also diminished together along with my desire to cook and my appetite ?

lol... 

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Maybe that's why Stouffers seems OK.  lol

 
 
Freefaller
27.1.29  Freefaller  replied to  321steve @27.1.26    2 days ago
But after cooking most of my life.. Well I've had my fill. 

Lol memories, I went through that stage for a year or so after the daughter moved out on her own but my sugar levels skyrocketed (my doc was not happy) so I went back to cooking fresh (mostly)

Luckily my appetite along with my desire to cook diminished together...LOL 

Good point forgot about that one, seriously since when did a bowl of soup become a good supper:)

 
 
Spikegary
28  Spikegary    3 days ago

Last night was a homemade pizza, mixed the crust myself, plus canned pizza sauce, mahgarita pepperoni, ground sausage and sauteed mushrooms with some fresh mozarella, and some Parm and ROmano cheese, a liberal dose of garlic powder.  It was good, Rain, the dog and I enjoyed it.

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
29  Paula Bartholomew    3 days ago

Tonight is one of my super omelets.....3 cheese/3 meat/a few crushed tots.

 
 
MUVA
29.1  MUVA  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @29    3 days ago

Breakfast for dinner a favorite I like potatoes in a omelet I never though about tots I have some. I know what I'm make Saturday morning.

 
 
Paula Bartholomew
29.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MUVA @29.1    2 days ago

The tots add a little crunch.  I also add a little cajun spice.

 
 
charger 383
30  charger 383    3 days ago

My father worked shift work, when he was on night shift we ate late and had breakfast for supper a couple of times that week.  

 
 
MUVA
30.1  MUVA  replied to  charger 383 @30    3 days ago

When I wrestled in my younger days I would make pancakes for dinner after making wait.

 
 
Split Personality
31  Split Personality    3 days ago

Girls night out tonight. I am on my own, lol.

I found Kaiser rolls, Boars Head Roast Beef, Swiss Cheese, Butter Lettuce, Roma tomato and Hellman's Mayonnaise.  Instant dinner,

add a slice of home made pecan pie with whipped cream.

Snacking on a bag of Fritos Scoops, Thursday Night Football

and I'm ready for my second nap.

I mean, what the hell happened to the Jaguars ?

 
 
1stwarrior
32  1stwarrior    yesterday

256

 
 
Kavika
32.1  author  Kavika   replied to  1stwarrior @32    yesterday

LMAO....Tubby Bear.

 
 
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