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Old 02-07-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Birthday Party

I'm planning a birthday party for my husband's 65th. I'm making My Cousin's New Mexico Green Chili Stew and a Jell-o cake. His choice. Asking friends to bring 50s and 60s era snacks.

But it is the weirdest invitation because I had to say, don't bring beer, whatever you do! Why? Because everyone brought beer to a Christmas party, and my husband bought beer, and my guest room now looks like a brewery storage house.

I'm going to post this elsewhere, but what in the heck do you do with gallons of beer? About half of it is either Miller or Coors lite (don't remember, don't feel like climbing the stairs to find out), half Tecate, with some other sixpack or two thrown in. After his birthday, I'll start another line and find out what to do with a couple of cases of beer.

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Old 02-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #2
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Oh, by the way, I know beer is good for the garden. If it isn't gone by the spring thaw, it's all going into the garden.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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First !! I'll "sleep" in the guest room !!
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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Beer makes a great poaching medium for things like brats. Many times you can use it in recipes where wine is called for. And, of course, there's beer batter for breading & frying stuff.

If you google "beer bread" you'll find a number of recipes for that.

Beer & cheese and ale and cheese soups go back at least to the middle ages. I recently had one made with stilton, for instance, that was incredible.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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Raffle it off and donate the money to a good cause or you could wash your hair with it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #6
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Beer Batter Fish is the best! We used to have it a school as staff meal almost once a week!

I also use a beer with my pot roast in the slow cooker. That's all. One beer and the roast. It is incredible, and the liquid makes a great sauce for the roast and vegetables!

Oh, you could send the Coors Light to my Dad
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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People use it to make Beer Soap.
It's supposed to be pretty good stuff..

Swatch that..* HICK* path it awound.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #8
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I use a few cans a year to make brats. That still leaves one heck of a lot of beer. I don't deep fry -- if I want something fried I go to a restaurant and let someone else deal with it. So much for fish & chips. It seems to me when I was a teen, beer was used to rinse your hair. Helped to make it straighter. My drinking rep in this town is bad enough without me walking around smelling like the one form of alcohol I DON'T like!
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Carbonnade a la Flamande Carbonnade: Beef and Beer Stew Recipe | Simply Recipes
Trust me, you will love it. Beer creates a very mellow, deep flavor...
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:33 AM   #10
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Esquire magazine had a recent article on vinegar made from beer.
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