El's Kitchen

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20102 Dec 20, 2012
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>sos was depression food , trust me , when I hit PI [always in the am when you arrive] sos was up for mess , well sir being poor it was good to me .. and you know what still good , add some peas, or carrots just a form of stew over toast/bisqucit
Anything tastes good if you doctor it up a little!

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20103 Dec 20, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>Pretty accurate statistics there. I did notice she we upgraded and got more channels it was the duplicates.
* when we upgraded

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#20104 Dec 20, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>I did indeed know that. It was the success of the song that caused the Studio to make "White Christmas", substituting Danny Kaye for Fred Astaire, who starred alongside Bing in the first movie. The first was released in 1942, the second in 1954. Although Irving Berlin wrote the music for both, I have to say I much prefer the first movie.

Did you know Frank Capra got the story from "The Greatest Gift", by Philip Vam Doren Stern, who wrote it in 1939 and then published it privately in 1943 with 200 copies to send out to friends at Xmas? I've read it - it's far darker than Capra's movie. Ironically, the movie flopped in 1946 when it opened and was panned by the critics, bankrupting Capra's new studio who had financed its $3.7 million budget. Jimmy Stewart only took the role because Lionel Barrymore (who plays Potter), persuaded him to do it.

Uselss movie facts, edition 1!!
It never surprises that the movies that flop at opening often become Million Dollar cult favorites decades later.

I haven't seen Holiday Inn run on television in a long time. Love Fred & Ginger (was she in Holiday Inn?), but Vera Ellen and Danny Kaye were amazing together. White Christmas a slightly more lively musical than Holiday Inn.

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#20105 Dec 20, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>Ugh, no, anything but grits!!! Ate them once - that was more than enough! Loved alligator though.
Goat. Loved it. And contrary to popular opinion, not everything 'tastes like chicken'!

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20106 Dec 20, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>The furthest I got was San Francisco,
never tasted it there...

tho' the food there was very VERY good.

I must admit tho' I missed the old
'spud'[El will know what I mean lol.]
they seemed to do a lot of dishes
not incl the potato.

The potato is a huge part of our Irish fare
here.

I'm still delighted for you,
genuinely, re your New Year job news..
I think they spotted what we have spotted here!!>

imagining 'em saying at a round table conference'>

'You know folks, that RM Quinn, is a clever
lady, let's keep her on-

all in favour say AYE!'

followed by a resounding...

'AYE'!

Happy Christmas to you.
Why thank you so much Grace. I appreciate the kind words.

We have heartier food here in the Midwest -- no meal is complete without a spud - usually baked. I am Half Irish myself as the name implies -- don't drink, but I used to have quite a temper and never met a potato I didn't want to eat.

My you & your family have a lovely Christmas and blessings in the new year!

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20107 Dec 20, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think it was that sort of sickness....otherwise P WOULD
have caught it...caught cold working outside. Fine now, and t/y
Must say, would have loved to join you in the theatre you spoke
of, where patrons joined in the carol singing.....
It was quite fun and I don't know if you've seen The Sound if Music, they do sing a long with that movie as well.

“....VETS”

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Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#20108 Dec 21, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Anything tastes good if you doctor it up a little!
no anything you were raise on taste good to you and maybe just you

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#20109 Dec 21, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
It never surprises that the movies that flop at opening often become Million Dollar cult favorites decades later.
I haven't seen Holiday Inn run on television in a long time. Love Fred & Ginger (was she in Holiday Inn?), but Vera Ellen and Danny Kaye were amazing together. White Christmas a slightly more lively musical than Holiday Inn.
no she wasn't

“Ignore the trolls”

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Since: Oct 08

Saint Neots, UK

#20110 Dec 21, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely. It isn't the gun which kills, it's the man behind it,
so, in the right hands, a deterrant.
The problem is ensuring it's in the "right" hands. For me, that's law enforcement agancies and the military. I have to say, I like the system in the UK - 1 gun homicide per 1,000,000 per year is pretty good. Unfortunately there are enough other means of killing one's fellow man to take the total rate up 10 times to 1 per 100,000. Guess there is violence in our nature as humans. For me, that is even more reason to have the gun controls we do.

Morning ER btw.

“Ignore the trolls”

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#20111 Dec 21, 2012
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
the gun serves one purpose .. to drop your foe in their tracks ..
period , never have you seen a trained officer/soldier fire a warning shot NEVER
Quite so Tally - it only happens in the movies. Yet I get questions from sailors planning a round the world trip about should they take a gun. My reaction is to ask whether they are prepared to kill someone. If their answer is no, point proven. Shoot to kill is the only way if a weapon is drawn. And that relies on constant practice to ensure accuracy and the target is the one you mean to hit.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20112 Dec 21, 2012
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>no anything you were raise on taste good to you and maybe just you
Point taken

“Towards Spring”

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#20114 Dec 21, 2012
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
no anything you were raise on taste good to you and maybe just you
Very interesting point..

“Towards Spring”

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#20115 Dec 21, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why thank you so much Grace. I appreciate the kind words.
We have heartier food here in the Midwest -- no meal is complete without a spud - usually baked. I am Half Irish myself as the name implies -- don't drink, but I used to have quite a temper and never met a potato I didn't want to eat.
My you & your family have a lovely Christmas and blessings in the new year!
LOL

LOVE the comment "never met a potato I
didn't want to eat' LOL!!!

Thanks for kind wishes,
and 'the same' to you & yours.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#20116 Dec 21, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>Very interesting point..
Nothing is better than mom's or grand ma's cooking & baking!

“Towards Spring”

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#20117 Dec 21, 2012
Thanks El,
I read you post re *allowing* me put my poem here..
tho' must be said you put it far nicer than *allowing*(:

This is all taken from what I 'saw' and stored in memory from my youth;
memories which have retained the same freshness
and timeless magic...

CHRISTMAS TIMES PAST ..

[GN]

****

I remember nights and coloured lights
of Christmas times long ago -
Fairytale steeples - Church-bells peeling
And, hinterlands all aglow.

I remember the snows of yester year
A drifting, glittering sight;
As children, we played with snowmen made,
In greyed December light.

I could dream up more of those days of yore,
Such as>

Santa's laughing face
In the corner store with the red hall door
.. And windows like frozen lace.

And Oh! the pretty Christmas Cards
With silver bells and holly.
Their verses told of wishes old >

' May your Christmas be merry and jolly.'

In a starlit place, my heart went a pace
As I walked to midnight mass.
While frosts through the night
turned rooftops white

And
pathways shone like glass.

I recall a crib with a tiny Babe,
The Christ-child of God above.
... animals there offered gentle care

'mid Joseph and Mary's love.

These scenes keep flooding back to me!

[I know they always will.]

And,

though such times are set in the past

I sense their wonder still" ..

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#20118 Dec 21, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is ensuring it's in the "right" hands. For me, that's law enforcement agancies and the military. I have to say, I like the system in the UK - 1 gun homicide per 1,000,000 per year is pretty good. Unfortunately there are enough other means of killing one's fellow man to take the total rate up 10 times to 1 per 100,000. Guess there is violence in our nature as humans. For me, that is even more reason to have the gun controls we do.
Morning ER btw.
Afternoon Tony. I have to agree with you, can only hope and pray
that it is never necessary to even consider legalising guns here
in the UK. Can only commiserate with our American cousins that
sadly, it is such an issue there.

Well guess what. We are having some respite from the rain. That's the
good news. The bad news is, we are in the process of taking this wretched off, and replacing it with marine ply. Shoulda been done in the first place!
Keeps me out of mischief anyway.

“Cool huh?”

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#20119 Dec 21, 2012
wretched chalet roof....love the chalet really,
it's worth saving. Nice to sit in in the Summer
months.

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#20120 Dec 21, 2012
Happy Solstice Everyone.

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#20121 Dec 21, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing is better than mom's or grand ma's cooking & baking!
'Morning Quincy...you brought back lovely memories there....

growing up in my grandma's house, there was a huge range which
included the fire, and an oven at one side, my morning porridge
was cooked in the oven, there was a little trivet I believe it was
called, on which sat the kettle, and although I can't remember it,
there would be a stove in the kitchen, where my Nana cooked her
'Tater Hash....which we had with a thick slice of home made bread
and butter, and lashings of Daddy's Sauce....
To this day I make this dish, exactly as my Nana made it, trying
to recreate a special time.

“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20122 Dec 21, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Afternoon Tony. I have to agree with you, can only hope and pray
that it is never necessary to even consider legalising guns here
in the UK. Can only commiserate with our American cousins that
sadly, it is such an issue there.
Well guess what. We are having some respite from the rain. That's the
good news. The bad news is, we are in the process of taking this wretched off, and replacing it with marine ply. Shoulda been done in the first place!
Keeps me out of mischief anyway.
Good morning El. Even in America our cultures are so different. People who live in big cities are liberals and anti gun while people who live in smaller towns are conservatives. People who live in the north are more apt to be anti gun while the south is strongly pro gun. A large part of our military come from the south. I was raised around hunting and guns and I am strongly pro gun and very conservative :) I hate government even when we run it :)

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