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Making Chunky Thick Clam Chowder... Every time I see a cooking show and the Chef is chopping up something small enough to drink through a straw, I just know I could never do that. It doesn't make any sense to me. I want big Chunks!...

"Here's a stalk of Celery, Chef... I want 1 Million pieces... Your time begins now... Not 779,000 pieces... 1 Million.... Choppy Choppy Dice Dice"!!!
 

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I work for the American Red Cross. Hurricane season generally starts September 1st, and ends mid November. I was asked to pre-stage in Orlando with 200 others, but bowed out due to hip issues. I may go out in the next wave in 2 weeks, since our deployments last 14 days. Here is a pic of my niece's house. She lives 40 minutes north of Orlando, between Daytona and Ocala. The pics were after the water dropped a foot. All 3 cars were under water, and their house has floating furniture. IMG_2318(1).jpg
 

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Here is a pic of my niece's house. She lives 40 minutes north of Orlando, between Daytona and Ocala. The pics were after the water dropped a foot. All 3 cars were under water, and their house has floating furniture
Guess nobody will be bragging about living in Florida for a while... I emailed by buddy in Ft. Meyers before and after it hit but haven't heard from him...
 

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Good Morning folks... Well up pretty early this morning, have to leave at 6 to be in Ottawa for my lung test and see the specialist starting at 8 this morning... So I am up... going to have some breakfast, check here, and another forum... Have a round of golf on my cell,, and out the door, we go... Got a few things to do in the big city today... want to go to a cement supplier, The wife wants to go to the outlet mall... and then drop in mother in law... and be on our way home at about 2 this afternoon... So, a pretty busy day...

Yesterday, got some things done, but no way near as much as I wanted to do... Got the styrofoam around the shop door which is 10' x 9'... and then I was going to spray foam... But we decided to move all the wood,, and spray from the inside... won't look as bad... But first I gotta find what died, and where it is... phuck does it stink... it's a disgusting smell...

Well, I hope YOU all have a GREAT Friday...
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Guess nobody will be bragging about living in Florida for a while... I emailed by buddy in Ft. Meyers before and after it hit but haven't heard from him...
Tried calling him... no answer on his cell phone... landline number for his Michigan apartment is disconnected now...
 

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Caught, I goofed and posted on the wrong thread!

Made another cobbler. I had a 15 oz can of fried apples and a handful of blueberries so I cut recipe in half and baked in a glass loaf pan. It turned out well but could have been better. I was using XXX sugar because I have too much on hand. Turns out that XXX sugar has calcium carbonate added to prevent caking. The calcium carbonate was reacting with the SR flour before I poured the batter into the pan. Next time I will use granulated per the recipe but will continue to half the recipe so I can use a loaf pan.
 

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Well, it turns out that my Clam Chowder recipe with big Chunks of Potatoes ended up being big Chunks of barely cooked Potatoes... My Mueller pressure cooker is about to go to the scrap heap, but I'm wondering if people have had a pressure cooker that lasted more than 2 years like the Instant Pot?

I didn't buy the Instant Pot to begin with because they over promote it, but maybe somebody can validate it works?

I might have killed my Mueller with 7 Weeks worth of Lentils for that Detox I did...
 

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Good Evening folks...
Just watching the Toronto Vrs Ottawa game... Sens are losing 4 - 2... But it's only a pregame... Trying out mostly the young players out...There's 8:20 left... Also got very high sugar on the go, which is trying to put me to sleep... 12.8

So after seeing the specialist in Ottawa today, decided to go and see a distributor for cement products... So I bought 40 bricks that are pretty close to the colour of the house, and the black powder to match the mortar on the house... and a bag or mortar... Was pretty cheap... Cost me $98 with tax in... So Sunday, going to be doing some brick word...

So, that s the day for today... the newer truck to us is great on a major highway... Took it for the run today... Tomorrow is scrap day, got some to pick up tomorrow, so that will take the majority of the day...

So, that's about everything... for today...
Hope YOU all have a GREAT evening...
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Another peach cobbler recipe:
3 cans of peaches and juice at the bottom of a baking dish. Add a box of yellow cake mix, the one that has everything except the water. Toss in the powder over the peaches. Add 6 pats of butter on top, then bake at 350 for 40 minutes until slightly brown. Suppose to be excellent.
 

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Went to Ronald Reagan Library today...
 

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I forgot to mention, last weekend my wife made a cobbler from the mulberries I picked off my mulberry tree this summer. The mulberries were badly freezerburned, but I covered that up with vanilla ice cream. Aside from the freezerburn the taste/texture was amazing. Next year I'll make sure the cobbler gets made sooner, or else that I put the berries in a vacuum-sealed bag and then double or triple-wrap that.

Tonight I made a fire in our fire pit and sat there watching it, an extraordinarily beautiful sunset, and my two younger kids running around in the back yard. It was a magical evening.
 

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I forgot to mention, last weekend my wife made a cobbler from the mulberries I picked off my mulberry tree this summer. The mulberries were badly freezerburned, but I covered that up with vanilla ice cream. Aside from the freezerburn the taste/texture was amazing. Next year I'll make sure the cobbler gets made sooner, or else that I put the berries in a vacuum-sealed bag and then double or triple-wrap that.

Tonight I made a fire in our fire pit and sat there watching it, an extraordinarily beautiful sunset, and my two younger kids running around in the back yard. It was a magical evening.
Does sound like a wonderful time there Flyover, I always love it when the kids and grandkids come over, it's always a magical time...
 

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@Spicoli43, I've never gone for the automatic stuff. I hardly ever use it but a stovetop Mirro Matic has been our go to forever.

Oh, that's my bad... I don't use it as a pressure cooker, I use it for it's crockpot functions, and for Yogurt. I have a couple of regular pressure cookers, but I can't think of anything I would use them for... Maybe Bone Broth, but the botulism risk keeps me away from that.
 

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Still haven't gotten a response from my high school buddy in Ft. Myers, Florida... maybe no power for his computer or to charge his phone... since he's dependent on a cell phone down there, he should have a car charger... maybe no local cell towers working... hope he's not in a shelter or trapped in a traffic jam... much of Ft. Myers looks like it was hit by an atomic bomb...
Even SuperBirds weren't spared:
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Had a taste for some real beef... not chopped, formed, glued back together or ground stuff... picked up a beef butt roast and fast and slow cooked it wrapped in foil and BBQ sauce in oven... it's delicious and tender... didn't realize just how much I was craving some...
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Went to cruise night across the Maumee River in Perrysburg Ohio last night... about 250 cars there... cool in 60's but OK with flannel shirt on... expecting 68... maybe 70 today...
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Currently watching Fox Big Noon College Football KickOff Saturday from Iowa (vs TTUN)...
My Ohio State Buckeyes at home play Rutgers at 3:30...
 

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I took the kids to the library, then performed an overdue cleaning of the inside of my car. Tonight I'm grilling that second rack of ribs.
 

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Ribs turned out amazing. As good as any I've ever had, better than most I've ever had. Here's the basic recipe:

Start with a full rack of ribs. I used baby back but St. Louis style are probably even better (more meat). Instead of removing the membrane, poke a lot of tiny little holes in it, and slash it diagonally a bunch, both directions.

Rub your spice mixture onto both sides of the ribs. Then wrap in foil and roast at 250˚ for 3-4 hours.

Drain fat (I saved all of mine for other uses) and refrigerate.

Once cool, cut ribs apart evenly, coat in BBQ sauce. I used a store-bought "Carolina" (i.e. sweet & tangy) sauce.

Grill over coals, turning every 4-5 minutes. Apply a coat of sauce with each turn. Continue this until the ribs are charred to taste (I like the edges charred and maybe a whole facet of some of them).
 

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I watched my Football game, then looked down under the table and realized my weekly cleaning of all the cords that hang down on the floor and get covered in Animal hair needed to be done. Then I figured I wouldn't be doing that again, so took a Hole Saw to the 2x4 on my table and created a way to hang my Power strip on the other side as well as my Powerline adapter that controls the Roku / Internet.

I used J hooks to suspend the Roku at a good location to hook the cables in and more J hooks for routing the cords. I need to clean it up and get some double sided tape or something to attach to the Power strip, but I'll take it.

The extension cord going in the other side looks as hokey as you think it looks, but again, no cleaning the cords again for the most part.
 

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