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Phelix_Dacat » Today, 6:56 pm » wrote: I like ham for the leftovers with which I make split pea and ham soup. Recently when I crave it, I'll just buy some ham hocks for the bone broth flavor it adds and a ham steak which I cut up and add about a hour or two before it's time to eat. One of those "put in the crock pot and set to low for 9 to 18 hours" dishes.

Most of the work is in the prep (diced onions, carrots, garlic, spices, rinse and soak peas overnight, etc) and fishing the ham hock bones and fat out of the pot before adding the diced ham. Using a huge ham bone makes that step a lot easier. I should ask the butcher if I can just purchase a ham bone. He'll probably think I'm crazy.

Serve with crusty french bread.
Another of my all time faves - that and navy bean made the same way.

When I was pregnant I wanted a healthy go to lunch that could be ready in minutes (from the freezer), so I would make huge pots of pea and/or navy bean.
I love them both, and they both provide protein, fiber, folic acid, iron and promote stable blood sugar.  Ideal for my purpose.

For navy bean you have to cook much longer, and use plain water no ham - the salt toughens the bean skin and I like them broken down to a puree.
Start cooking the beans. One hour in, add a few chopped onions -they melt into the soup.
Another hour, add fresh minced garlic.
When soft, use an immersion blender, then add a ton of chiffonade kale (and whatever else you want), simmer till tender.

I LIVED on that. It's probably part of the reason that I didn't gain a pound - I mean that four days after having my son, I was back to the same weight I got pregnant at.
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Atomicblonde » Today, 6:55 pm » wrote: Meh. I make it for other people. Not my favorite
Well, it DOES make an impression.  LOL.

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simplejack » Today, 12:53 pm » wrote: https://news.yahoo.com/legal-challenges ... 46070.html

Thank god that traitors sadistic *** is out of our White House.
Yep - and now the dismemberment can commence.

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IkeBana » Today, 6:30 pm » wrote: Just reported on MSNBC.  Its **** over for christ's sake.
Good riddance to that fat, traitorous whore.

I'm quite sure it was communicated to her that if she kept violating her oath of office, she would be held legally responsible for the consequences of her corrupt, partisan stonewalling.

As in - civil and perhaps CRIMINAL PENALTIES.

And she folded like a big, obese lawn chair.
LOLOL.

 
 

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Atomicblonde » Today, 4:28 pm » wrote:
 It was like this. Red velvet
I never got the red velvet thing.
I know it's popular, and I'm sure it was delicious, but red velvet is just a yellow cake (and a smidge of cocoa) with a bottle of red food coloring in it.


 
 

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I hope Trump has a **** aneurism about it.

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Pengwin » Today, 3:31 pm » wrote: That's a good thing in my book as we do the same, but revise recipes our tastes and a frozen pizza shows up from time to time.

Still, our 'don't feel like cooking tonight' is probably more steps than the average American household is when they do.

Do you bake as well?  I'm not a good baker, too restricted in methods and measurements for my taste.  I need to work on that...
That's one of the things I miss most about moving to the burbs from NYC - had a pretty large apartment, and I used to entertain all the time - **** parties with 70-80 people with appetizers all over the place, or formal dinner parties for twelve.
I was usually cooking and prepping for days in advance.

As for baking, my family is Scottish, so it's a requirement - along with eating oatmeal, drinking single malt and being tight with a buck.


 
 

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Pengwin » Today, 3:05 pm » wrote: Find a way to cheat Trump in for another four years and "madness" won't even begin to describe the madness.

And we know what both sides are capable of, we call it the Civil War.
And racist redneck morons lost.
They've been bitterly weeping about it ever since.

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I love ham, but lots of leftovers get old quick.
Definition of eternity - one ham and two people.

I soak them for a day or two to remove most of the salt, then I cook them crispy with honey.
Important, too to get a really good quality ham like a dry-cured, smoked country ham, not the pink supermarket stuff.
 
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Pengwin » Today, 3:00 pm » wrote: My kind of bird!!! Gonna need a gallon of gravy for that bad boy.

The poor little thing this year looks like a chicken with a Netflix subscription...
ROTFL.
 

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My comments in parentheses. 
I took advantage of my local store's holiday special of 25 cents a pound, and bought a THIRTY POUND TURKEY.
No, I wasn't drunk shopping and no, I don't have twelve children.
I was drunk with power because of my new super fancy, wi-fi enabled, self-cleaning, large capacity convection oven.
Somebody HELP ME!
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DennisTheMenace » Today, 6:48 am » wrote: Truss your bird and tuck the wing tips underneath.  No one likes burnt wing tips.

(I cut them off and add them to the giblets in the pan.  I also stuff the cavity with chopped onion, oranges, garlic, s+p and fresh thyme.)

Don't bast your bird,  opening the oven door makes the oven lose heat.  Turkeys like a constant baking temp.
Use herb infused butter with some oil (under the skin) and on the outside. You won't "need" to bast.


(I use softened butter mixed with S+P, thyme, paprika and brown sugar to help with browning.. Make sure the turkey skin is dry or the butter won't stick.   
Then I loosely tent to top breast area with aluminum foil. Protects the breast, and moisture collets on the underside and drips on the bird.)

GRAVY!
The gravy is almost as important as the Turkey it's self.  


(Almost?  )

\All of the fixins love to be smothered in rich golden Turkey gravy.
Put in a cup or two of chicken stock with mirepoix and the giblets (minus the liver) in the bottom of the pan and let the Turkey drippings do their work.

325F, shut the oven door and pretty much ignore it for however long the roasting chart dictates for the size of your bird.

(This.  With my foil tent, I remove it right at the end and let the breast brown. You can even just put on the broiler for a few minutes.)

While your bird is "resting"  after it comes out of the oven, you'll have plenty of time to make the all important gravy from the drippings with a basic flour and butter roux base.
 Happy Thanksgiving to all. 


(Same to you and yours!  Stay safe, everyone.)
 
 

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Neo » Today, 2:33 pm » wrote: Internet inventor and head AGW cult leader Al Gore never conceded. Well he did on election night but then took it back. He didn't concede until the Supreme Court have the race to Bush. If Trump ultimately succeeds in getting another 4 years I don't know that the population will be manageable.
Made up nonsnese.
 

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Neo » Today, 2:29 pm » wrote: I agree with that synopsis. I agree there was a coup attempt against President Trump but we have only one person indicted. All that alleged criminal activity and the result is one lackey charged with a criminal act of altering a document. I am sure there was fraud in the election. Perhaps at levels that altered the election outcome,  wouldn't be surprised. Unfortunately I am equally sure that there will be no compelling evidence of this fraud.
Fake claim.
 

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Buffalo » Today, 12:32 pm » wrote: Trump did NOT say he liked her because "she was willing to lie and spew conspiracy theories in his honor" you lying sack of moonbat ****! If IT
stated that then IT (whatever IT is) is LYING!!!
Are you still groaning and slurping that she is AN AMERICAN LEGAL GIANT!?

Or have you been ordered by your pimps to pretend she doesn't exist now?

 

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Neo » Today, 9:58 am » wrote: It's put up or shut up time.
It's been that time for three weeks.

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Buffalo » Today, 7:32 am » wrote:
She’s not crazy and she’s not stupid.
She is a QAnon lunatic, opportunist and shameless liar.
 
I notice you have suddenly stopped sucking her *** and moaning that she is an "American legal giant".
         
 

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Neo » Today, 7:32 am » wrote: Either she is bluffing or she has the evidence.
What evidence?

Oh, you mean that evidence that no one in the entire world has ever seen.
 

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Just LOOK at those skid marks!
They couldn't run away from her fast enough.

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Powell appeared alongside Giuliani and other members of the campaign's legal squad in press conferences over the past month - including one on Thursday - detailing the campaign's so far unsuccessful efforts to halt or overturn the certification of election results in several key battleground states that were called by media outlets for President-elect Joe Biden.

Trump himself also referred to Powell as a member of his legal team in tweets as recently as Nov. 14.
"I look forward to Mayor Giuliani spearheading the legal effort to defend OUR RIGHT to FREE and FAIR ELECTIONS! Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis, a truly great team, added to our other wonderful lawyers and representatives!"

A request for comment from the Trump campaign regarding when Powell's relationship with the campaign ended or what prompted her exit was not immediately returned.
 

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Buffalo » Yesterday, 8:32 am » wrote: SHE is a lawyer on Trump's legal team, ****!!!Sidney Powell Is an American Legal Giant
"Ooh hoo hoo!  Power is a legal GIANT!! Oh, she's so AMAZING!    slurp, slurp, slurp.........."

Where'd she go, little whore?

         

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thelion » Yesterday, 6:52 pm » wrote: “Kids are safe in schools” ignores the fact that schools are going online because they can’t keep enough healthy staff to run in person.
One positive outcome of this terrible situation is that it will eliminate the resistance to online learning as somehow inferior.
Universities will not be able to charge the same rates, secondary education will no longer price lower income people out, or make it difficult for a working adult to fit classes into their schedule.

Brave New World.



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