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11 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

A big suggestion for a crockpot.

 

I avoided cooking for YEARS, but Grump has inducted me into the church of the crockpot and the cult of the casserole. ::):

 

I have a meatloaf in the crockpot right now, cooking away, and am nowhere near home. Meeting up with Grump for mini painting and fast food for lunch.

 

Trying to steal his complicated method for bronze gone green, I need it for my bog skellies.

 

I think it's a blue green, followed by metallic green, followed by bronze colors and a brown wash, but not remembering the specific colors. Hell, he may make them up as he goes, but I like the look and want to copy it.

 

So I am bringing all the approximate colors and some naked statues that will look good in bronze, so he has something big he can show me on.

She is right about my making it up every time....

 

I start with a green - anywhere from Christmas Wreath green to Kelly green to Turquoise.

 

Next is a layer of metallic green - I use the cheap craft store stuff for this. I would say drybrush, but it really isn't more a damp brush, using a flat brush. Leaving the non-metallic green showing through in the deepest parts.

 

Then I add a drop of the metallic green to Tin Bitz, or Scorched Metal, with anywhere between a third to an equal amount of water to thin it down.

 

Using a flat brush I kind of damp/drybrush it over the metallic green.

 

Next, straight Tin Bitz/Scorched metal, about half as much water as before.

 

Then mix in a lighter bronze. (Not adding any more water, this time.)

 

Then a layer of the straight lighter bronze.

 

I generally don't wait for each layer to dry before applying the next layer, wet on wet, like happy little trees.

 

Finally a glaze of brown ink, to blend it all together. (For this I do let the previous layers dry.)

 

I use a similar method for rusty iron - starting with an orange or orange/brown, followed with Scorched Metal or Tin Bitz, then building up to a steel color.

 

I suspect that there are better methods on YouTube - I have been using this method since before there was a YouTube. (Or an internet, aside from FIDO and E-Mail.)

 

I kind of want to try it on the Bronze Golem coming out in Bones V.

 

The Auld grump

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11 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Probably. Oven heating elements have a pretty limited number of connector designs (since they're just simple resistors). I don't think they've changed much over the years.

 

A quick look put a new element in the $20 range (so to say :rolleyes: ).

 

ETA: Just in case you didn't know, "Kenmore" was (is?) used by Sears to rebadge appliances from various different manufacturers. It's likely that your oven is exactly the same as some other manufacturer's differently named oven.

Very much this - and repairing a faulty element is generally within the range of competence for most people.

 

Also, for what it is worth - you can cook an omelette in an oven - you can even use an oven omelette in place of the crust for a pizza, for folks that are gluten allergic.

 

It's not the same as a fried and folded omelette, but is still pretty tasty. ::): It poofs up a bit, and can be a bit dry if you leave it too long.

 

The Auld Grump

And my group of kids rescued a native shaman from the guards in town, gaining a friend and making an enemy. :devil:

 

The Auld Grump

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6 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

Curiously enough, I do own a high end rice cooker, and they also have more versatility than one would expect (pancakes, mac and cheese, oatmeal, etc.).

 

I use a steamer with a rice basket for making my rice. It's worked wonders, and even though I never use it as an actual steamer it saw use as one when I still had a roommate. He used it to steam broccoli all the time.

 

But I can't say I haven't been tempted by one of those Zojirushi rice cookers. If they weren't so expensive, I would have bought one instead of my steamer. But it was a choice between $30 for the newer model of what I'd been using my whole life, or $100 for the fancy rice cooker. I went with the cheaper option.

 

5 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

When I was in college living on couches I found I could heat up cans in the electric kettle. Fill kettle halfway with water. Open can. Put can upright in kettle. Leave lid of kettle off. Turn kettle on. Occasionally stir can. Turn kettle off once can is warmed through. Eat contents of can directly from can.

 

The kettle remains clean and I could give it a courtesy-rinse and put it away before the couch's owner realized I was using their stuff for odd purposes.

 

You gotta be careful with that. We used to do that with a pot of boiling water when camping and it eventually led to residue from the label adhesive building up on the pot.

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I mostly got the kids I wanted, Iain, Marc, Carl, and Becca.

 

Dion wanted to stay in Grump's group, but Iain was glad to get away from his younger brother.

 

A minor miracle happened, we managed to geneeate cjaracters AND have our first adventure!

 

Iain has a haf orc urban ranger, Becca has a human witch, Marc has a dwarf rogue, and Carl has a human cleric.

 

Carl and Marc are football players, and one thing they have learned from Grump's game is there is never enough healing, and there are never, ever enough skill points. ::P: And, wow, they are good at making sure that Marc's rogue gets his flanking bonus. Marc, Iain, and Carl all stayed close enough that a 5' step would give Marc his sneak attack from one or the other.

 

The ranger will be taking cure light wounds as soon as he can, and Becca's witch already took it, along with brew potion.

 

So, of course the first mission they took was the first rats in the cellar, the one without wererats. Filth fever is a bigger problem than the wounds themselves.

 

They just realized that the crack the rats are gettin in through leads to a bigger space, but they will need sledgehammers to get through. There is a second cellar right next to the one theyre in.

 

At least they THINK it's a cellar. ::P:

 

TINY dungeon, only three rooms.

 

Grump pointed out that my worrying about the XP would be silly, since the players are picking their own missions. So, let the XP fall where they may.

 

 

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A busy but satisfying day yesterday.

Collected our first crop of windfall apples and sugar-packed them:

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Finished drying out a batch of choritzos:

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Finished maturing the cheeses we started last time I was home;

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...and finally made a big batch of sausage rolls:

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These are cooking apples, which are pretty sharp tasting. The apples have been cored, peeled and sliced and then vacuum-packed with sugar. Next we shall freeze them until wanted for cooking. The sugar will gradually work into the apple pieces and both sweeten and preserve them, ready to be put straight into pies or whatever else we decide to cook.

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I just found! my decommissioned appliance:

 

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It is one of the three enamel ^ white models on that catalog page from 1976. Either the one in the top right corner or else the two bottom Center column examples. 

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On 9/18/2019 at 8:18 AM, OneBoot said:
On 9/13/2019 at 10:01 AM, sumbloke said:

SWMBO and I made Whole Mandarin and Dark Chocolate Cake cupcakes last night. They are delicious.

 

Please to be sharing the recipe with the rest of us? :ik_oops:

 

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

I just found! my decommissioned appliance:

 

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It is one of the three enamel ^ white models on that catalog page from 1976. Either the one in the top right corner or else the two bottom Center column examples. 

 

Mid column, top, has a griddle in the middle. 

 

Mid column, bottom has six knobs.

 

Top right has eight knobs.

 

Should be easy from there but doesn’t seem to be. Those model numbers don’t appear in Google at all. Probably have to get the part number directly.

 

Related, there’s an Abercrombie & Fitch pdf catalog from the 1930s or about floating around on the internet that I downloaded. Its back when they were an outdoorsman company, so lots of camping gear, tools, etc. Cool to poke through. 

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12 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

When I was in college living on couches I found I could heat up cans in the electric kettle. Fill kettle halfway with water. Open can. Put can upright in kettle. Leave lid of kettle off. Turn kettle on. Occasionally stir can. Turn kettle off once can is warmed through. Eat contents of can directly from can.

 

The kettle remains clean and I could give it a courtesy-rinse and put it away before the couch's owner realized I was using their stuff for odd purposes.

 

But....but....I don't have words for this ::o:

 

I usually identify myself as Scottish, not British, but such abuse of a poor innocent kettle makes me feel quite faint.

 

 I'm going to have to make myself a cup of tea to make me feel better.

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2 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Mid column, top, has a griddle in the middle. 

 

Mid column, bottom has six knobs.

 

Top right has eight knobs.

 

Should be easy from there but doesn’t seem to be. Those model numbers don’t appear in Google at all. Probably have to get the part number directly.

 

I think the one I have has: 8 knobs, the griddle feature, but the small door only opens to storage instead of a small size oven. So mine could be a follow-on model from the next model year. 

 

But it is a look alike to those. 

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18 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Had to skip a few pages, too busy to keep up here. But...

 

I got the job!! I have to pass a licensing test and background check, but I’m hecking boring, that should be fine. I’m so excited right now!

 

Go Red!  When do we get more general details?

 

All you have said is 1) it’s a better job than previous. 2) it’s at night, so you won’t need expensive daycare. 3) and hubster could go for a dayjob. 

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