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rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,16:24   

Quote (Shirley Knott @ Jan. 29 2009,10:36)
I always follow my mother's advice:
Rule 1>never drink before noon
Rule 2>never specify the time zone

hugs,
Shirley Knott

there are only two times when i drink.

daytime and nighttime.

  
khan



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,16:29   

Quote (Kristine @ Jan. 29 2009,13:36)
Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 29 2009,00:05)
I watched Burn After Reading again, after seeing it yesterday, and I liked it a lot more the second time. And at some point, Malkovich is waiting as the clock ticks 4:55. I wonder where this 5 o'clock rule came from. The weekend days where I still drink, I like to wait til 10 or so. That way I can compress all the drinks together. That pairs the intense experience with a small absolute number of drinks, so, drunk + no hangover.

What 5 o'clock rule? Evolution demands more Facebook drunkfail.

Ain't evo-pop psych/rationalizations wonderful? :p

P.S. Never go to 8 AM jazz dance class with a hangover. (Okay, okay, but that was a long time ago!)

An 8AM calculus class with a hangover is interesting.

Why am I still alive?

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,17:20   

Because it wasn't a jazz dance class.

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deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,09:45   

So what are people eating/drinking for the Super Bowl ™ Big Game?  

I'm headed here to pick up meat for some chicken and andouille jambalaya.  According to Wikipedia, I make it the inauthentic way by cooking the rice separately in chicken stock and adding it to the pot afterwards, rather than by cooking the rice in the pot with all the meat juices and added stock.  It's still good by me, and I'll be pressed for time on Sunday.  

We've got some Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA and Guinness Draught on hand, plus I can whip up some margaritas with fresh squeezed lime juice.  

I'm fine withy my inauthentic jambalaya, but I'm more militant with my margaritas.  It's supposed to be a 3:2:1 ratio of tequila : triple sec : lime juice, or apparently 7:4:3 according to the IBA.  Either way, it's half tequila and no sugar.  Go to a bar and order a margarita, and it will be half sour mix, which is of course sweeter than soda.  That's good for disguising some cheap booze, but right now I'm using Patron silver and Cointreau.  I also make them with 1800 Reposado and Grand Marnier, but I prefer the former.  I'm looking to finish off that bottle of 1800 and pick up something else if anyone has any suggestions.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,10:38   



Regrettably, my wife will not allow the selfless, caring Hooters Girls to make house calls, but she will allow us to partake of this on our wings.

I would love a nice warm room temperature Guinness to go with them, but it's just not as good in the bottles.

Party on dudes, and dudettes.

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Tracy P. Hamilton



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,12:00   

Quote (deejay @ Jan. 30 2009,09:45)
So what are people eating/drinking for the Super Bowl ™ Big Game?  

I'm headed here to pick up meat for some chicken and andouille jambalaya.  According to Wikipedia, I make it the inauthentic way by cooking the rice separately in chicken stock and adding it to the pot afterwards, rather than by cooking the rice in the pot with all the meat juices and added stock.  It's still good by me, and I'll be pressed for time on Sunday.  

We've got some Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA and Guinness Draught on hand, plus I can whip up some margaritas with fresh squeezed lime juice.  

I'm fine withy my inauthentic jambalaya, but I'm more militant with my margaritas.  It's supposed to be a 3:2:1 ratio of tequila : triple sec : lime juice, or apparently 7:4:3 according to the IBA.  Either way, it's half tequila and no sugar.  Go to a bar and order a margarita, and it will be half sour mix, which is of course sweeter than soda.  That's good for disguising some cheap booze, but right now I'm using Patron silver and Cointreau.  I also make them with 1800 Reposado and Grand Marnier, but I prefer the former.  I'm looking to finish off that bottle of 1800 and pick up something else if anyone has any suggestions.

Pulled pork BBQ
Chili (chipotles in adobo sauce included)
black bean salsa
Homebrew: Oatmeal Stout and India Pale Amber

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deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,12:32   

Quote (Tracy P. Hamilton @ Jan. 30 2009,13:00)
Pulled pork BBQ
Chili (chipotles in adobo sauce included)
black bean salsa
Homebrew: Oatmeal Stout and India Pale Amber

Awesome!  Are you making the pulled pork yourself?  I picked up Steven Raichlen's "How to Grill" a few years back as an entry level text, and of course as long as I'm living in this apartment, I'll be stuck on entry level.  He's got a recipe in there for pulled pork, and he talks about regional variations.  I'm not much of a pork fan, but I just love a good pulled pork sandwich.

  
deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,12:36   

Quote (J-Dog @ Jan. 30 2009,11:38)
Regrettably, my wife will not allow the selfless, caring Hooters Girls to make house calls, but she will allow us to partake of this on our wings.

I would love a nice warm room temperature Guinness to go with them, but it's just not as good in the bottles.

Party on dudes, and dudettes.

Nice!  I'd make some wings myself, but the jambalaya is probably about all the spice I need.  What's your technique?  I like to bake them first, and then fry them.  If you're not frying, you're not trying.  The nice thing about baking them first is that you don't need to worry about fully cooking them in the fryer; you can just get them to your desired level of crispiness.

Maybe you could convince your wife to don the tight white shirt and orange shorts.

  
Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,12:45   

Quote (deejay @ Jan. 30 2009,08:45)
That's good for disguising some cheap booze, but right now I'm using Patron silver and Cointreau.  I also make them with 1800 Reposado and Grand Marnier, but I prefer the former.  I'm looking to finish off that bottle of 1800 and pick up something else if anyone has any suggestions.

...mmmmmm... tequila...

A few years back, a group of friends gathered at my house for the weekend for a field study of commercially available tequilas, orange liqueurs, margaritas and a subjective evaluation of taste versus cost. Between all of us, we had over 20 different bottles of tequila and 5 orange liqueurs and set up endless blind taste tests. All in the name of science, you understand.

For straight shots, Patron Silver was 3rd behind Gran Centenario Añejo and Milagro Añejo. It was interesting that a silver placed this high, even above the other Patron types.

In the margarita tests, we used the same homemade "mix" (2.5x fresh squeezed lime, 1x fresh squeezed white grapefruit, .5x Agave nectar) and varied the combinations of tequila and orange. It took the entire weekend, but, like Sisyphus, we drudgingly persevered. The Gran Centenario again topped the list with Cointreau and Patron Citronge leading the orange category.

Coming in at 3rd in their respective idioms on the margarita tests, and dominating the value/taste test, were El Jimador Reposado tequila and Gran Gala orange liqueur (above Grand Marnier!). The El Jimador was 1/2 the cost of the Patron and in a direct margarita face-off actually came out ahead. The Gran Gala costs less than than the elite liqueurs and may even bring a bit more orange to the palate. The El Jimador is made by Herradura.

I enjoy margaritas immensely, but at some point it seems a waste to mix really expensive tequila when you can enjoy it's smoothness straight instead. I just received a bottle a bottle of Don Julio Reposado as a gift this morning...perhaps we'll crack it on Sunday.

More than likely, I'll be drinking Pilsner Urquell for the Super Bowl.

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deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,13:32   

Thanks for the reply, Tony M, and all the wisdom imparted.  I hear you on the whole straight vs. mixed in a margarita issue on quality tequila.  I'm going to have to try the mix you used with the agave nectar.  I'm not too surprised that Grand Marnier was outdone in the orange category; I think it's the weak link in the 1800 margarita I make.  I just might pick up that El Jimador if I don't splurge on something fancier when the 1800 is gone.  Your experiments were indeed heroic.

I'm headed off to NH for the weekend, and then back Sunday at 4 Eastern, with just enough time to cook before kickoff.  I really look forward to reading more replies when i get back.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,14:04   

Quote (deejay @ Jan. 30 2009,12:36)
Maybe you could convince your wife to don the tight white shirt and orange shorts.

I'd rather convince her to doff the tight white shirt and orange shorts.

Ba Dum BUMP!

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UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,16:24   

Quote (J-Dog @ Jan. 30 2009,10:38)
I would love a nice warm room temperature Guinness to go with them, but it's just not as good in the bottles.

Depends on which bottle.  The Draught bottles (and cans) are pretty close to the draft Guinness.  The bottled Guinness with the tan label - different recipe!

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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2009,16:47   

Quote (deejay @ Jan. 30 2009,12:32)
Thanks for the reply, Tony M, and all the wisdom imparted.  I hear you on the whole straight vs. mixed in a margarita issue on quality tequila.  I'm going to have to try the mix you used with the agave nectar.  I'm not too surprised that Grand Marnier was outdone in the orange category; I think it's the weak link in the 1800 margarita I make.  I just might pick up that El Jimador if I don't splurge on something fancier when the 1800 is gone.  Your experiments were indeed heroic.

I'm headed off to NH for the weekend, and then back Sunday at 4 Eastern, with just enough time to cook before kickoff.  I really look forward to reading more replies when i get back.

I typed up that response just before leaving to a lunch meeting...which ended up at a Mexican restaurant...with clients who don't partake of the spiritual world (at least the fermented kind).

Because of the prelude, for the entire lunch, my thoughts were dominated by how good a margarita would taste right NOW! DAMN IT!

So, on the way home I stopped to pick up some limes and voilà:



BTW: My favorite marg is with Patron Silver and Gran Gala.

Son of BTW: The mix I described previously goes with 6x tequila and 3x orange, doesn't conform to "standards" but sure is good.

Bride of BTW: It's hard to take a steady picture with a hand-held laptop

Louis‘s Mother BTW: I'm off to the mountains to schuss the steep and fluffy

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deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 01 2009,15:21   

Hi Tony M-

Happy Birthday!!!! It looks like if you try to match your age in shots, you won't make it to the next one.  Happy tipping of the wrists, and enjoy the game or whatever you're doing!!!

Time to start chopping the peppers!

  
deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 01 2009,15:22   

Quote (J-Dog @ Jan. 30 2009,15:04)
Quote (deejay @ Jan. 30 2009,12:36)
Maybe you could convince your wife to don the tight white shirt and orange shorts.

I'd rather convince her to doff the tight white shirt and orange shorts.

Ba Dum BUMP!

I like the proper emphasis on the bumping ;)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 01 2009,22:30   

Quote (J-Dog @ Jan. 30 2009,11:38)


Regrettably, my wife will not allow the selfless, caring Hooters Girls to make house calls, but she will allow us to partake of this on our wings.

Huh. My girlfriend adores Hooters's wings, but I've never had them. If you like them too, I'm going to have to try them.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 01 2009,22:34   

as an experiment, i cooked up 3 batches of ribs in the oven. One batch drenched in Worstecheichiecheire sauce, one in Valentina hot sauce, and one in in a dry rub of creole seasonings plus thyme.

results.

Wo...uh Wooster-sure sauce, mediocre.
Valentina hot sauce, inedible.
Creole plus lots of thyme--holy crap that was good.

   
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 02 2009,03:40   

Quote (stevestory @ Feb. 02 2009,04:30)
Quote (J-Dog @ Jan. 30 2009,11:38)


Regrettably, my wife will not allow the selfless, caring Hooters Girls to make house calls, but she will allow us to partake of this on our wings.

Huh. My girlfriend adores Hooters's wings, but I've never had them. If you like them too, I'm going to have to try them.

I like Hooters wings too, they're not bad. There's even a Hooters here in the UK where you can get them. However, Hooters as a concept really doesn't work here. It's a cultural thing.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 02 2009,05:08   

Quote (Louis @ Feb. 02 2009,03:40)
I like Hooters wings too, they're not bad. There's even a Hooters here in the UK where you can get them. However, Hooters as a concept really doesn't work here. It's a cultural thing.

I see what you mean.



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 02 2009,06:43   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 02 2009,11:08)
Quote (Louis @ Feb. 02 2009,03:40)
I like Hooters wings too, they're not bad. There's even a Hooters here in the UK where you can get them. However, Hooters as a concept really doesn't work here. It's a cultural thing.

I see what you mean.


That's bad enough, but being asked "If you want fries with that" in a really thick Brummie* accent totally ruins a) the delightfully tacky nature of Hooters, b) the nice boobies partially on display, and c) the flavour of the hot sauce and wings. Thereby ruining the whole experience.

Louis

* See here for an example. I think this is, at least, an authentic Brummie accent (think Ozzy Osbourne) as opposed to the millions of poor imitations out there. No disrespect to the residents of Birmingham, wonderful city, I have frequented many of your bars and drinking establishments over the years. It's just that cheesy, mildly sexy, tacky waitressing in a pseudo titty bar with decent wings is best done in an American accent (preferably Californian and perky) IMO.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 02 2009,08:42   

Quote (Louis @ Feb. 02 2009,06:43)
It's just that cheesy, mildly sexy, tacky waitressing in a pseudo titty bar with decent wings is best done in an American accent (preferably Californian and perky) IMO.

Perky in both respects is good!

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 02 2009,08:51   

Hard to beat a wing sauce that has butter as it's first ingredient.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 02 2009,23:28   

Tilting at Windmill (Cookies): Trans Fat Math

When is zero not really zero? When it is said of trans fat in food.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 03 2009,07:04   

Go Vols Orange and pantyhose makes me lose my appetite.  

the rare occasions I have been forced into a Hooters i have been saddened by the wives who probably swallow a lump and say "I love Hooters" to go along.  they look bored.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 03 2009,07:07   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Feb. 02 2009,23:28)
Tilting at Windmill (Cookies): Trans Fat Math

When is zero not really zero? When it is said of trans fat in food.

You know, the last time I made fried chicken I was surprised to see that Crisco had zero trans fat.  Now I guess I know why.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 03 2009,07:11   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Feb. 03 2009,13:04)
Go Vols Orange and pantyhose makes me lose my appetite.  

the rare occasions I have been forced into a Hooters i have been saddened by the wives who probably swallow a lump and say "I love Hooters" to go along.  they look bored.

I'd agree with you that Hooters isn't exactly an establishment of enlightened values, the problem is the wings are actually quite good.

It's like the Nazis. You don't have to agree with their policy on racial purity and genocide to enjoy their lovely, lovely gold. Just look at Switzerland.

Hmmmm.

I'll get me coat.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 03 2009,07:13   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Feb. 03 2009,07:04)
Go Vols Orange and pantyhose makes me lose my appetite.  

So, I guess you aren't a Pat Summitt fan?

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 05 2009,00:13   

Big freeze in Fla tonight. Glad I'm not planting my Heirloom 'maters for another month.

NOM NOM NOM.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 07 2009,18:32   

I was reminded of s.story while grilling a snack today.

Thin sliced black forest ham layered with 2 types of gruyère and baby swiss on homemade pumpernickel. No onions.



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 07 2009,19:07   

Tried something interesting yesterday.

I have lamented not finding good bread; found some decent rye at the grocery store.

Ate some sliced with raw ground beef and a bit of salt.

Heated up the cast iron skillet, dropped in some ghee, dropped in hollowed out slice of rye, cracked in an egg, covered for 2 minutes, turned and sprinkled on teeny bit of cheese, covered for 1 minute.

Sprinkled on some garlic powder.

Not bad at all.

(Don't have a toaster)

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