El's Kitchen

“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20604 Dec 29, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm going to have to show my ignorance here Boomer,
potatoes with sour cream? How so?
One of the sides I serve is boiled parsnips mashed with
double cream (Elmlea) so I am guessing potatoes mashed
with sour cream? More tart than with cream or butter?
Sounds good to me....
And as Quincy says, bits of bacon added...even better.
No El these are baked not mashed. Served with butter sour cream cheese chives bacon bits and I like mine with chopped BBQ

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20605 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
My bad, I thought you preferred the lighthearted discussions not the knock down drag outs between me & Denny -- highly opinionated as we are.
Since he likes things with a bang, put Denny on fireworks detail. I've already committed to clean up!
Oh Darlin. I have never felt we have had a knock down drag out on any topic. Very seldom do I get mad about issues. I am sorry if you felt my comments were too sharp to you. I just love debate. I had a full debate scholarship to University of Colorado in Boulder. Thank God I went and joined the Navy so I was not poisoned by that liberal bastion :)In High school we were in state finals and the team that barely be us went on to win Nationals

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20606 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
You're absolutely right El. To just pick up and leave what you've known. I don't think I could move half way across the US, let alone half way across the world!
Now one thing you have in large cities in the North that you don't see much in the south and the German areas or the Italian or the Russian or what ever. Now we have Black areas and Spanish but we don't have all the other groupings

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#20608 Dec 29, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Tony there is change without a doubt but it is just a cycle. I just hate all the Al Gore hype with out right lies and exagerations. They had to stop calling it Global warming and call it climate change. One of your big universities was caught cooking the the books. NASA was caught cooking the books. There is politics not science behind much of this. England has changed and it has changed for the better. The sheep on the hill side have been a big element but you wouldn't want to go back to an England covered in forest. A few degrees warmer temps wouldn't hurt England. A better growing season. My first trip to England I was struck by how green it is in the winter. Our winters are brown because our climate is warmer and we have summer grasses where you have winter grasses.
"NASA was caught cooking the books."
Would you care to enlighten us about that ? How ?

"There is politics not science behind much of this."

boy howdy! There sure is! Ahem ....

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#20609 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
.....don't forget the butter, shredded cheese, and bacon bits......
oh for sure! all that Boomer and you added. It's makes a baked potato dangerous to eat, but ...

OH, so good!{nod to Mr. Food -- RIP)

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#20610 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
My grandmother was 1st generation American. She was German and a practicing Lutheran when she married my Irish Catholic grandfather. Their families settled in Chicago so I don't know where the tradition/custom started. It could have been brought over from Germany by my ancestors.
well, there you are ... herring from the German side, cabbage from the Irish side, I'm thinking.

Corned beef and cabbage I mentioned the other day probably is Irish, or Scots-Irish, tradition??

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#20611 Dec 29, 2012
Denny, what is interesting about the school feeding program is beyond what most people think.
Back in the mid 60's the Black Panther Party started free breakfast programs in major metropolitan areas. It's design was simple: stop in, eat a breakfast prepared by volunteers,( I was a server ) and be walked to school by other volunteers. The Party also started free health clinics for inner city residents but was open to anyone! Preventative health care, pre-natal, STD testing, etc.
Once these folks were termed radicals by the government, these programs became their wards with the exception of health care!

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#20612 Dec 29, 2012
Wildbluerose wrote:
Good Morning Lady Eleanor...
WE HAVE SNOW!!! Real Snow.. not that slushy yucky stuff but instead that beautiful white dusting in the trees and covering the land in a glistening blanket of pure white... Winter Wonderland Pretty... till I had to go and shovel a path for those short legged critters of mine.. The snow is about 5 inches deep and Chico's legs are about 4 inches long..hahahahaha
This is the first real snow of winter as far as my location is concerned... Up north towards Cousin Lukes and Paisleys they really got hit with some snow...
I hope that all is well with Your and Yours and that you are safe and warm.. Sending you all of my warmest wishes... and I hope that no matter what you do today you will enjoy yourself...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---
Hello, WBRose!

Well, since you mentioned ... yeah, another 5-6 inches of snow came overnight and early morning here in my part of Hoosierdom to add to the 11-12 inches previous (some which diminished by melting down). Had to do more shoveling and brushing snow off the car late morning. A hot bowl of soup warmed the soul after that!

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#20613 Dec 29, 2012
Now Denny, there is one thing that remains since the repeal of Prohibition.
Can you name it?
My point, there is some good that comes out of stuff whether it has an impact personally or not.
Now, the answer to the above question is...

Wait....

One more...

NASCAR!

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#20614 Dec 29, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>oh for sure! all that Boomer and you added. It's makes a baked potato dangerous to eat, but ...

OH, so good!{nod to Mr. Food -- RIP)
A potatoe can be a whole food dressed up! Yummy!
Lady El, please pass the vinegar for my chips, please.

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#20615 Dec 29, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Now one thing you have in large cities in the North that you don't see much in the south and the German areas or the Italian or the Russian or what ever. Now we have Black areas and Spanish but we don't have all the other groupings
Don't know about Italians, Russians, or other ethnicities, but German immigrants populated various segments of Texas and helped make that big state what it is; as did the natives, the Mexicans, the settlers from the southern and Appalachian states (the latter two regions is where you all get "y'all" and stuff).

There are/were German settlements and hence, your state's German festivals.

http://www.google.com/search...

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#20616 Dec 29, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Hate is a very strong word. Some of my best friends on topix are so very liberal. I can disagree with someones position with out taking it personally. I do hate those in a position of power who can and will do my country great harm. I believe in helping people who can't help themselves. I don't believe it takes a village to raise a child. It take a parent. We now feed kids in school 2 meals a day from the federal government. We have what 42 million on food stamps? We have government advertizing of how easy it is to get food stamps. Work gives you are more than just money. It gives you honor and self respect without dependency. You know the National parks tell you to not feed the animals. It makes them dependent. They sure want more voters to be dependent. I know such a big deal was made over Romney saying 47% pay no federal income tax. That is just true and it is also people who don't pay federal income tax are less likely to car what level the taxes are on the people who do pay income tax. Why does Obama want to increase the taxes of the top 1 or 2%? Because they only are 2% of the vote :) France just tried to tax at a 75% rate. At a certain point people vote with their feet. California is bankrupt and people are moving out to states with no state income tax like Texas.
But Denny, by Romney's definition, I and my husband fell into to 47% group because of multiple layoffs, collecting unemployment and presumably getting the benefit of a COBRA insurance 65% reduction in premiums that Humana never complied with.

It's great you work in R/E and presumably were not impacted. We cannot say the same. Do you think either of us liked being out of work & relying on unemployment, the Catholic Charities (which gets gov money), or the kindness of some friends? We were thisclose to losing our home and health insurance. I have multiple health conditions and cannot not have insurance.

Not all of the "47%" want to be there and it's a gross generalization to suggest we/they do. After 2 years of being told I have no recent paralegal experience, I am incredibly fortunate that the recruiter found me & the manager where I work gave me a chance. I would otherwise still be part of the 47% you hold in such great disdain.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20617 Dec 29, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>No El these are baked not mashed. Served with butter sour cream cheese chives bacon bits and I like mine with chopped BBQ
Chopped BBQ what??

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#20619 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
But Denny, by Romney's definition, I and my husband fell into to 47% group because of multiple layoffs, collecting unemployment and presumably getting the benefit of a COBRA insurance 65% reduction in premiums that Humana never complied with.
It's great you work in R/E and presumably were not impacted. We cannot say the same. Do you think either of us liked being out of work & relying on unemployment, the Catholic Charities (which gets gov money), or the kindness of some friends? We were thisclose to losing our home and health insurance. I have multiple health conditions and cannot not have insurance.
Not all of the "47%" want to be there and it's a gross generalization to suggest we/they do. After 2 years of being told I have no recent paralegal experience, I am incredibly fortunate that the recruiter found me & the manager where I work gave me a chance. I would otherwise still be part of the 47% you hold in such great disdain.
That 47% also included veterans' benefits and social security which is earned....EARNED!!

And real estate since the economic crash of '08 was generally in the toilet for a good while, unless one was in a "boom area"; i.e. oil drilling and/or production.

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Since: Jun 06

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#20620 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Chopped BBQ what??
LOL!

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Since: Jun 06

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#20621 Dec 29, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
A potatoe can be a whole food dressed up! Yummy!
Lady El, please pass the vinegar for my chips, please.
I am out of vinegar Boomer...I mean REALLY....had to have Tomato Sauce
on my chicken and chips this evening.

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Since: Jun 06

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#20622 Dec 29, 2012
Wildbluerose wrote:
Good Morning Lady Eleanor...
WE HAVE SNOW!!! Real Snow.. not that slushy yucky stuff but instead that beautiful white dusting in the trees and covering the land in a glistening blanket of pure white... Winter Wonderland Pretty... till I had to go and shovel a path for those short legged critters of mine.. The snow is about 5 inches deep and Chico's legs are about 4 inches long..hahahahaha
This is the first real snow of winter as far as my location is concerned... Up north towards Cousin Lukes and Paisleys they really got hit with some snow...
I hope that all is well with Your and Yours and that you are safe and warm.. Sending you all of my warmest wishes... and I hope that no matter what you do today you will enjoy yourself...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---
Hello Dear Rose....that's an awful lot of snow but you paint a
beautiful picture...hope it stays at that and no more fall.
I saw the atrocious weather y'all are having on our news channel,
pretty but treachorous...do be careful out there.(just had a flash of Hill St. Blues saying that, remember that?)
I am near the coast so it rarely snows here, the last 'decent' fall
I saw was back home just before leaving for here, my little grandaughter and I were cut off from the rest of the world, nobody could get through, it was fabulous.
Cute name you called your little pooch..Chico...short and sweet just like
him!
Take good care my friend...and have a lovely evening.xoxoxox

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#20623 Dec 29, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't know about Italians, Russians, or other ethnicities, but German immigrants populated various segments of Texas and helped make that big state what it is; as did the natives, the Mexicans, the settlers from the southern and Appalachian states (the latter two regions is where you all get "y'all" and stuff).
There are/were German settlements and hence, your state's German festivals.
http://www.google.com/search...
Interesting. Surprising how much we learn between us.

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#20624 Dec 29, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
You're absolutely right El. To just pick up and leave what you've known. I don't think I could move half way across the US, let alone half way across the world!
You could if you had to Quincy...that was the difference between them and us, we do it from choice, sometimes they had none....

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20625 Dec 29, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
"NASA was caught cooking the books."
Would you care to enlighten us about that ? How ?
"There is politics not science behind much of this."
boy howdy! There sure is! Ahem ....
It has been a few years ago. They were giving data from satellite weather reports. Basically they said something like it is the warmest March temp when the data was not for the month they stated but two months closer to summer. Naturally it was warmer

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