I have been hanging out at the cooler and at T-Paul Perry's Tavern lately and if you want to catch-up you can catch me there..
Amish, with 10 kids that would have been quite a job. I bet you had your own chores each day as well. I know I did. Thanks for your comment.
I rarely visit here, but, whenever Adam posts something in the cooler, I know it is worth a look. Finding ways to make a product consistently and in volume is always a challenge. I knew a Senator from Florida that supplied Disney world with salt-water taffy packed in film-reel tins. He used old rebuilt machines. it was a pretty cool operation. I am sure the machines today are much more practical, yet his did the job. I am diabetic so I do not eat candy all that much and I do believe white sugar and high fructose syrup is not good for you. My question to Dave is are you exploring/experimenting with alternatives like stevia? I realize that they are far more costly. In the third world, candy is sold by the piece. In places like Haiti they are called Bon-Bons, Every street merchant/vendor sells them and they are the cheapest "energy" the average poor Haitian can afford. Thanks for sharing.
dmc, when you do, let me know. I would like to duplicate it as well. my concern is that it might have to be done at the cheese factory because it is a combo processed cheese. My first thought was to cold smoke the three types and simply blend but I doubt if that would taste the same..Certainly the melting point would be different, and I imagine the processed cheese would have a milder taste. Still, a distinct flavor that is memorable, is always worth investigating.
Some good suggestions, I like a little zing and a bit of hot. Thanks for participating. I am sober now :-)
Not much different from alligator. They are eaten most everywhere in South and Central Americas. Boil, skin, then fry. I had a friend that had a "pet" iguana who use to ride around in her car with it on her shoulder, one day the iguana decided that her cheek looked tasty and took a large bite out of it. I really dislike pet stores selling these invasive reptiles. People let them go when they move and do not seem to care what happens next.
got me back already Tup!
and forgive me for my poor spelling of poisson...I know I do not want to be eating poison..
Looks pretty even. For sure you are going to get more bang for your benjamin by eating at home. I rarely go out as I have a family of seven. Pav, would that be enough? Tupper, I know the answer, you go to the store and I come to your house.
Traveller, your money. the hard earned kind to be exact!
I agree 1%, I just had "poison gross sel "(haitian red snapper whole from the grill), then rice with shrimp, and now lambi also known as conch, with hot sauce. all in all, over a franklin, but worth every penny.
If you do choose to actually go fishing, remember that Florida Law requires a salt-water license. The last thing you want in florida is a very expensive ticket.
There are also a lot of "charters", these are local retired persons who charge a gas fee of 100.00 bucks for the day to take you out fishing. They do so illegally as that also requires a license. Still it is done everyday but you find these guys by word of mouth. The real chartered boats are usually way more expensive. There are, as others have said, group boats and those can be fun.
CJ McD, That covers most of my gripe bases. Excellent! What is amusing is that your letter could have been written from someone in this household as well.
Adam you are right, how long does it take bacteria to invade standing water? The "someone" sounds a lot like the lovely lady you married...lol
Mr. Nick, now that is an option and a solution too. Has Vinny seen the movie about his cousin?
dhorst, that is very organized and efficient. mlplouff and smallblondemom, have offered great ideas as well.
RJ, sounds like you need to start hiding a personal stash?
POM, Goodwill will thank you!
Dashofginger, I forgot about the empty ice cream boxes. I like that you owned up to my version of "not-me". Perhaps some part of the brands container ad campaign is so captivating that it is hard to toss?
Thank you all for both solutions and for allowing me to vent. I had forgotten how much fun it is to bring my questions to SE. Great group of people here.
I agree with one%, the clear containers make sense. The last of the milk does not go into a glass.. I chug it, it helps me maintain my crude bad-boy image. I do throw it out though so maybe I am missing out on some fun.
Chisai, I too load up with things like the peanut butter, which I rarely use for myself and I eat cereal about once every two months so what happens is I do not know we are low on something until after the shopping trip.
Ifyoucookit, I have 7 people here and since cereal is about the easiest breakfast there is I do not mind that they have their favorites. What bothers me are the deceptive empty boxes "not me" fails to toss in the garbage
ok well it has been 3 decades since I was in Kansas City but I see these guys are still around if you're looking for steak... have a great holiday Adam!
I agree with Pavllov, and the others here sometimes it just feels right to say what you want to say..
Adam I think she is a non-native speaker of English. her primary idioma is most likely espanol. Really i think she is having a bit of a break-down. She was to suppose to have her book out on the 16th of December. It appears to me she had no editing done so I imagine it is one of those self-published books. She teaches people how to cook for carnivores so my guess is she does not realize that the only humans that might make a case for temporary title to being tigers (carnivores) would all be on the atkins diet. How you could make that into a vegan dish I really have no clue.
hsryan, Great insight. Science is important and we are gaining a clearer picture everyday on how everything is related.
Sharona, makes a great point too in that it was not her parenting skills.
I spend a lot of time with my three children and almost daily we talk about issues I feel are important. I drive them to their three schools which with the waiting times allows me to spend a good 30 minutes just sitting in the car and talking with my youngest daughter Halle(4th grade) she is very kind and just last month a high schooler was killed in an accident she made up a card of sympathy and gathered all of her coins and put them in a sack for her big sister to give to the school fund for the family that lost their child. and my son Timmy (7th grade) straight A's and makes his Mother crazy proud, his school is only a minute away from hers and the wait there is another 55 minutes. We usually play a game of words. (he has me beat in math already) We talk a lot and I constantly bring up examples and situations just to hear what he thinks and how would he handle something.
My adopted daughter (Charmie, 9th grade) from Haiti, (she was there during the earthquake) is the type of young person any parent would be delighted to have.. the other day she told me how there was this one orphan (in Haiti) that did not have any shoes and came to school everyday with no money and a dirty uniform dress and spent most of the day crying and even though she (Charmie) only had a few sets she gave one of her uniforms and shared her meager lunch daily and got her a pair of shoes to boot. My kids teach me something everyday if only to better see the world through their eyes.
Meat Guy... Really? "Wait, I have a great idea! if your kids are too aggressive, we had that problem with my dogs, neutering them worked wonders."........... tell me what you ate yesterday?
meatntaters, do you believe what you are saying? A great man that argued against a lot of things held as true(but may have not been) died today. I believe there is some truth here. I wanted to explore the concept. I like exploring things and I would not post it if I was not interested in the answers
"Some studies say that diets and denial can spark aggressive and angry behaviors."
This makes sense to me a bit, have you ever been around someone who is on a diet they hate? How about someone who just started to quit smoking?
for more beer!
jedd63 thank you for the laugh. Chicken wings make me want to shout too!
philandlauren, While I agree that too much sugar was a simple example I am not quite ready to dismiss the idea as BS and here is an example from Wisconsin "Indeed, the study proves what every parent already knows. Serve soda and candy at a children’s birthday party and you’ll get loud, hyperactive behaviour followed by tears and tantrums.
It works like this: Blood-sugar levels jump suddenly after you eat sugar, which initially gives you a burst of fresh energy. But then your blood sugar falls, and you become lethargic and sleepy. In an attempt to prevent blood-sugar levels from falling too low, your body produces adrenalin, which makes you irritable and explosive.
But sugar can’t be the only problem. After all, high blood-sugar levels mainly have a short-term effect on behaviour, while the research of Schoenthaler and Gesch indicates changes over a longer period. They suggest it is much more important that you get the right amount of vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fatty acids because these substances directly influence the brain, and therefore behaviour." This is a quote from this link... http://www.odemagazine.com/doc/26/you_do_what_you_eat/
I agree that a lot of behavior stems from the parenting or lack thereof. Still it is an interesting concept (at least to me). The link I just noted was about a school that changed the menu and changed the school. I do believe you are probably correct about these studies being funded from somebody. Thank you for your comments.
Here is a link to a few of the studies being done.
Teachertalk, Hi there! While I worked NY Harbor for a lot of years. I really did not have much experience with the local restaurants in the city. Still this thread reminded me that our tastes evolve. When I was a child my stepfather was well known for his Spaghetti sauce, when our cousins visited we would get excited about having this really special meal.
Fast forward to 1973-1975 I was living in Naples Italy and for many months had to eat at the USO as our ship was in dry-dock and almost every night I ate spaghetti.
Fast forward to 1977 I am out of the navy and spent a few weeks at my step-fathers house and he cooked his famous recipe for me and I was very excited until I took my first bite. Horrible. Bland, and he did not even understand the concept of al dente.
Sometimes it is not our memories that have changed but our tastes have. Our memory recalls how a food made us feel at that time in our life. We just have to keep seeking as our tastes change.