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Old 05-22-2011, 11:59 AM   #11
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I am not sure what to have. I looked here for ideas. I wish I could dine with Bolas. The pork butt sounds great! I might have to go get one myself!
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:07 PM   #12
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Chicken...................... Fried
Potatoes.....................Mashed
Asparagus Casserole.....Baked
Purple Hull Peas...........Boiled
Cornbread.................. .Baked
Vidalia Onions.............Sliced
Lemon Meringue Pie......Baked
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:16 PM   #13
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Sounds good Uncle Bob. What's in your asparagus casserole?
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:16 PM   #14
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I just finished making some Chicken & Rice Soup... although it's not your traditional soup.

I had purchased a large pack of chicken thighs and baked them. After cooling and quickly and simply stripping the meat off down the length of the bone with a chef's knife, I ate the meat-laden bones like a chicken wing, but the meaty portion I diced.

To make this quick soup, to about a quart of water I added a large chicken bouillon cube (or two regular square cubes will work), a corn starch slurry to thicken, not quite as thick as a gravy, but not watery either. After it's thickened by boiling the broth, I added a couple of cups of cheap, no-name-brand frozen mixed vegetables and the diced chicken (2-3 cups.) To this I added the spices; celery salt, freshly ground pepper and...gumbo file.

I thought, "Why not use my gumbo seasoning for something other than gumbo... just for fun," so I added about 2 or maybe 3 teaspoons of file (pronounced "fee-lay"), and that is what really set this soup apart as something unusual and very tasty!

Served on a bed of rice in a bowl after it's thoroughly warmed through, it has made my day (lunch first), but this evening, when I go to warm it up for dinner, I think I'll add a small can of "Mushroom Stems and Pieces" and a splash of Louisiana Hot Sauce. Thai Sriracha Sauce would also work.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:20 PM   #15
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Good Sunday morning everyone!! It's May 22nd!!

I had planned nothing after doomsday, so I guess I need to go grocery shopping.

Be back later.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:26 PM   #16
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Sounds good Uncle Bob. What's in your asparagus casserole?
Obviously fresh asparagus blanched.....4 boiled eggs sliced....1 Cup(?) Cheese...4 oz(?) sliced mushrooms sauteed...bechamel sauce...Make two layers...top with crushed potato chips....20 minutes in a 350* oven.

Or sumpin like dat
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:42 PM   #17
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I put some bone-in pork chops to marinate yesterday, so we'll grill those, along with some grilled Idaho potatoes, green tomato pickles, steamed artichokes, iced tea and more of the black forest cake for dessert.

We need to eat later today. Breakfast was quite filling and, in Glenn's words, were as "full as a tick."
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:25 PM   #18
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I thought doomsday was sometime in december 2012. Honest, this is the first I've heard of it. I guess it wasn't doomsday after all.
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I thought doomsday was sometime in december 2012. Honest, this is the first I've heard of it. I guess it wasn't doomsday after all.
Yesterday was supposed to be the rapture.

2012 is the end of one cycle of the Mayan Calendar. The people who use that calendar don't consider it doomsday, they consider it time to start the cycle over.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #20
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The rapture didn't happen? You mean this isn't heaven? Better go shopping.

Actually, the pork tenderloin that replaced the sword fish and in turn got replaced by take out Chinese yesterday, will be tonight's dinner. Really.
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