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November 22, 2023

Any old timers remember The 700 Club?

Many, MANY moons ago, when we were mostly newbies we had The 700 Club.

When you posts hit 700, you posted your ass off to get OUT of The 700 Club ASAP!

For the youngsters, The 700 Club was Pat Roberts' show on the Christian Broadcast Network.

November 22, 2023

The Deconstructed Turkey

If you roast a whole turkey until the thighs and drumsticks are done, you run the risk of dried breast meat.

This year our turkey has one whole breast, two thighs, three legs, and four wings. I bought all the parts instead of the whole intact bird.

I'll smoke the breast to 155F.
Roast the rest in the air fryer (in shifts) top 175F.
Dry brining all parts.

BTW, I didn't come up with this. Watched "That Dude Can Cook" on YouTube.

November 1, 2023

Best YouTube food porn?

I nominate Web Spoon.
Best staging and camera work and some really good recipes.

October 30, 2023

Do we still have Happy Hour in the Lounge?

AKA "The Attitude Adjustment Hour".

We used to, back in the olden days.
There was a jukebox.
And a long mahogany bar with really comfortable bar stools.
I think there were snacks, like pretzels and peanuts?
(Just throw the shells on the floor.)
I dunno...it was a long time ago.

October 27, 2023

Hoe do you like the new DU format?

Like most of us geezers, I don't like change.
It's hard for me to get used to and use the new format.
If it ain't broken, don't fix it?"

October 12, 2023

Wanna talk about your grandkids?

Grandson is 21 and a senior at William and Mary. Right now he thinks he'd like to go back to France and teach English for a bit. He's an English major. He spent some time there as a junior and also later with his family. He's a Francophile.

Granddaughter is 16 and a sophomore in high school. We thought grandson was 'the smart one', but she may eclipse him.
She's a dedicated dancer and on the 'dance team'. (I'm not exactly sure just what that is, but I think it's good.)

Also a cheerleader. Just started driving and we're all holding our breath. She's in a Boston suburb and driving can be brutal there. Almost a contact s[port.

That's it for me.
And yes, I'm bragging.

September 29, 2023

Who is the oldest here?

I'm 82, 08/22/1941.
About three months prior to the Pearl Harbor attack, but I don't remeber much about that.


September 4, 2023


Ever had haggis?

Haggis (Scottish Gaelic: taigeis) is a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver, and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and cooked while traditionally encased in the animal's stomach[1] though now an artificial casing is often used instead.

I got a can of haggis from The Caledonian Kitchen on Amazon.
It ain't cheap, but I've always been curious about what it would taste like.
I plan to fry up some and have it with a couple of fried eggs.

BTW, just found that the air fryer make great bacon and fried eggs.

August 29, 2023

Who has afib?

I was just diagnosed about 3 months ago.

August 28, 2023

Anybody watch Cowboy Kent Rollins cooking videos?

I'm hooked.
Just as much to hear his quirky way of speech and Oklahoma accent as for his recipes.

He's the 'official' Chuck Wagon Chef of the state.
I went to USAF pilot training at Vance AFB in Enid, OK for a bit over a year, so it's kind of a nostalgia trip for me also.



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