Happy to see you got her fixed JtC.
Balloon sculpture by Masayoshi Matsumoto
I do not attach any tradition to holidays. To me, they are days when I can close my office, travel, knowing I will not miss any court dockets.
Still, this calendar day is a nice opportunity to wish for others to be happy.
Thanks to you for the art, and the well wishes for the Master Blog Owner maintaining the site through thick and thin.
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981
I thought, "Look at all the different types of beans!"
Perceptions and all that....
@#We come from Texas, pal, where beans are a thing, a good pot of them being art.
Hope you and yours have a happy Thanksgiving.
We bugged out of Texas for 5 days. Mostly to shore up courage and fortitude to go back and deal with the locals.
Crime rate is way up so take care, ok?
@on the cusp
I really did think they were beans!
We're holding down the fort here in Harris county. Wife and I will be doing T-day sans others, so we're pretty much slumming ...not much cooked scratch except for stuffing/dressing. Often, we have over 20 folks here. So, we're getting a break too this year.
is a distant memory. What few family members we still have are scattered all over the country.
Our friends are also scattered. The ones that are close are with their families.
Glad you and your wife are going to have a low octane day.
Last week I prepared raw beans using a pressure cooker for the first time — guess I had “beans” on the brain.
I bet that speeds up the process. I bet it was a good batch!
Funny, but didn't see beans in the turkey, but knew they were balloons.
It's about 5 minutes to cook the beans (after soaking and getting the pot
hot). Saves on gas and time. Once cooked and rinsed, they are good to go
into a bean soup, refried beans, stews, salads, bean burgers or ??
Enjoy your trip friend!
I use them in traditional southern meals, and in Tex-Mex meals. Maybe I should invest in a pressure cooker! 5 minutes beats the hell out of an hour and a half!
Maybe I should invest in a pressure cooker!
If you do, be sure to get a stainless steel model. There are foods which are reactive and can cause problems in aluminum pots. Also, go big. You can always just use less food, but if the pot is small, you're stuck.
I have four pressure cookers, two are aluminum and two are stainless. One (huge) aluminum one is used only for canning, so being aluminum doesn't matter. The other aluminum one is one I got used 50 years ago. I hardly use it these days and it's relatively small. My two regularly used cookers are both stainless and can cook anything without regard to reactivity issues. One of these is a large old Revere Ware model that I picked up at a yard sale some years ago. Luckily, I found a source for seals for it. The other is a huge Swiss model, the largest they make. We use that one constantly.
Be aware that while the Europeans have some really nice pressure cookers, availability may be an issue ...not to mention that the prices have recently skyrocketed. Glad we picked up our big Swiss Duromatic Hotel model well before the prices became ridiculous.
#4.2 I use them in traditional southern meals, and in Tex-Mex meals. Maybe I should invest in a pressure cooker! 5 minutes beats the hell out of an hour and a half!
a look. While driving into the beach area, I noticed maybe 3 thrift shops right on the main hwy. It would be fun to do. I might score a small stainless or cast iron frying pan. I have every size except the smallest, and that, of course, is the one my Dear One really, really wants.
Mom had a medium size stainless steel pressure cooker from the 1940s. Over the decades, the top disappeared, only the bottom remained. I have it, use it to cook beans all the time. The Magic Pot. Never misses.
Thanks for the shopping tips.
Maybe I should invest in a pressure cooker!
in lots of places, I’m like, “What, $1200 and up for a charcoal BBQ?”
Anyone have experience with them and could tell me why they might perhaps be worth it?
Back in the Whole Earth Catalog days, for example, we had the philosophy that expensive is worth it if it lasts and lasts and lasts, and it makes you more independent of corrupted social and economic structures deleterious to health and environment, such as industrially processed foods.
eBay has one for $600 USD