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41 minutes ago, Serenity said:

 

Not sure what sulfured chicken is.  I've heard of preserving dried fruit, wine, etc. with sufur dioxide.  Is that what this is?

 

Usually a sign it has gone bad. 

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13 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

I screwed up the rest of dinner tonight, but I managed to make pita breads correctly. 

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I've been trying to do a turkish bread with this recipe and others  http://pekarpekarica.com/bazlama-turkish-flatbread/

Mine haven't been turning out. They don't puff up like in the videos. They taste ok but are heavy. Very filling but not the fluffy pockets I'm wanting. I think I might be adding too much flour even though I am going by the recipe. Waiting for a bit too have a break from middle eastern cuisine and then going to try it again. This quest all started because the wife ordered from HelloFresh which is a meal delivery company. A bit more expensive than local groceries but interesting. She makes an order every couple of months. The one meal had excellent naan which supposedly was baked near us. We can't find that company's products anywhere even though they claim to be in all the major stores. This was before all the virus disruptions. We've saved all the recipes we got from HelloFresh and have been relatively successful making our own versions of the ones we liked best except no luck finding or making a flat bread as good.

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

We really DO need a drool emoji!

Looks yummie!

Oh, it was goooooood.  Followed the recipe for shephard's pie that's from Alton Brown, posted on Food Network's website.  A few things were changed due to more ingredients, and a few other things were changed due to lacking the 'proper' ingredients (didn't have tomato paste or chicken stock, so just used tomato sauce plus a bit of ketchup...), but yeah.  Was definitely a tasty meal last night, and we still have over half of it left ^_^

 

This morning it's waking up to enjoy a sirloin roast for breakfast - no pictures though, at least not yet.  It has to come out of the slow cooker first! ^_^

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23 minutes ago, Zink said:

 

I've been trying to do a turkish bread with this recipe and others  http://pekarpekarica.com/bazlama-turkish-flatbread/

Mine haven't been turning out. They don't puff up like in the videos. They taste ok but are heavy. Very filling but not the fluffy pockets I'm wanting. I think I might be adding too much flour even though I am going by the recipe. Waiting for a bit too have a break from middle eastern cuisine and then going to try it again. This quest all started because the wife ordered from HelloFresh which is a meal delivery company. A bit more expensive than local groceries but interesting. She makes an order every couple of months. The one meal had excellent naan which supposedly was baked near us. We can't find that company's products anywhere even though they claim to be in all the major stores. This was before all the virus disruptions. We've saved all the recipes we got from HelloFresh and have been relatively successful making our own versions of the ones we liked best except no luck finding or making a flat bread as good.

looking at the video he seems to have left out 2 or 3 steps in the written recipe. make a ball, let it rise, make a disk, let it rise, roll it out to almost tortilla thinness, let it rise, then pan then oven

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Anther fun night at work. It didn't help I helped my father in law & my wife dig a trench. We are installing chicken wire in the ground & on the fence to stop the bunny's burrowing. I worked the previous night before so yah,  I didn't get to bed till around 5ish pm (woke up at 1130 pm for work) yesterday. I get to work & look at the schedule expecting me to only have some hours due to vacation & it's typed up like a normal week.  So I was basically lied to by my manager. All it does is just push my vacation hours or what I have left into the time my co-worker needs to take his & he has 3 weeks to take before July 11th. Yes, he could take his time a bit more spaced out in the year but he's old, cranky & traditional, then again it's his hours to take he SHOULD be able to take them when he wants, not take them when the company want you to. It also has me skeptical of asking for time off in the future. So I highly doubt I'll be getting time off for RCon this year. Hell, I'm just glad I didn't have important plans for this vacation!! :grr:

 

Debating on calling my union rep over this one. To tell me "oh yah, your good" when I ask if the manager had seen my request(s) & then to not say "hey we can't give it to you" vs ehh, screw him. Just sucks hardcore as I was wanting a few days. Unlike my co-worker, I've working since this hoarding/pandemic started & I worked the week it really was crazy (he was on vacation that week). Now, I'm debating on whether or not to take a day off for my bday (it's paid) or slap the hours onto this check & take it as a day off (which what it would be). Ah, screw them - I'll just take a day off later & get paid for it.

 

Load didn't help either I broke down maybe 5 or 6 boards, co-worker broke 6 paper product boards (WT*!!). Damn, groc mgr is obsessed with those Dude Wipe products. Only reason they sold out was there was no other wipes or TP products. They don't sell, but yet we've got them for like 5 loads in the row. The shelf is packed!!  Thou, a new store director starts Monday next week so "Dillweed" gotta make the store/dept look good for him...........<_<. Guy is just a major PitA as far as I'm concerned.

 

At least tonight is night off, thou  the last few days here with the neighbor & bunny have been a bit much for me. Currently the bunny is in a pet carrier in the dining room facing the open screen door. My father in law (more on him in bit!) cut a line while we were digging the trench. So now we are waiting on the cable/phone company to come out & ID it as one of theirs. I overheard some guy in the yard (as I was falling asleep upstairs at this time) saying something & my wife said it wasn't a important line like power, etc. So we won't get that person till tomorrow, so the bunny has to stay in there due to there are multiple holes along the fence line near the cut wire. I think it's a old coxial cable. It black, flexes like one & has the innards like one. We'll know for sure tomorrow. For now thou, the bunny has to suffer, which I hate seeing as she has always been a free spirit & we wanted to keep her that way. Damn that neighbor "Oh she gets into my strawberries....." Ummm, I've seen where here precious strawberries are & they are in a cargo rooftop carrier, the guy she was seeing re-purposed for that....I hate that woman.

 

Ok, now the FiL. I go to feed the squirrels & notice a pile of wood near the house. I look & he's chopped off a bunch of branches, one I had kept for the squirrels to sit & eat their nuts I give them. I'm pissed about that. The guy chopped off a couple off the back of this tree last year for no reason & now he takes off more. I mean wth? The guy is obsessed with cutting his own damn trees down, now he's coming after mine???? Yah we are gonna have a talk about this one.

 

I'm off to bed for a few hours. Hopefully things will be better when I wake up.

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According to Jon Overton, RTB Pro Tips will be delayed today.  I found out by watching the Reaper channel on Twitch.  Someone in the chat said Jon had posted this on FB and Discord.  I had checked Twitter, but there was nothing about it there.  

 

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Today’s RTB on our twitch channel will be going live 12:30 central time this afternoon-instead of its normal time frame. Get your brushes ready and come hang out with Anne!

 

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That works better for me @Serenity

 

@haldir not following the vacation time thing. Can’t understand what your PTO has to do with the co-worker’s PTO.  But right there with you about having people cut branches off trees without clearing it first. 

 

2 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Our local supermarket just started selling ground beef in heat sealed plastic trays containing exactly one pound of burger in a perfect  rectangle. :huh:

The miracles The Great Pocketa-Pockketa Machine is capable of are without Number. 

 

Square Meat for a Square Meal

 

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As of now I am sitting in the center of a storm system gently spinning counter clockwise and will be sticking around until sometime tomorrow. Possible wind gusts of up to 40 mph, so I may get up on the garage roof this evening and bellow "WINDS!" Gary Oldman style to further revenge myself upon the Neighbors of the Constant Revving of the Buzzing Cars. 

 It seems my new methods of rain summoning have paid off, and there will be further experimentation next week. 

In honor of Walpulgisnacht, tomorrow evening I shall proceed with the burning of the forsythia stump. Perhaps if do so as a sacrificial offering to the Great Pumpkin, it will be less likely to grow back...as to the wet conditions, I have the ingredients to simulate napalm. Odd as it may sound, the return of dreary weather has had something of a revitalizing effect on me, gotten me out of the demotivated state I've been slipping into for the last couple weeks. Might even get something painted later. 

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3 hours ago, Serenity said:

 

Not sure what sulfured chicken is.  I've heard of preserving dried fruit, wine, etc. with sufur dioxide.  Is that what this is?

 

When chicken rots it reeks of hydrogen sulfide. Not a good thing. The opposite of 'preserved' :zombie:

 

2 hours ago, Inarah said:

 

Usually a sign it has gone bad. 

 

This.

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@haldir I worked retail for a number of years with a manager that always "forgot" my vacation time.  I just reminded him again and took my days. His problem if he can't get the schedule right.  Where are they going to get someone to work nights at a BS job like that if they fire you?  They'll keep 'forgetting' and screwing you out of vacation as long as you put up with it. 

 

Lazy day here. I'm sore from working in the garden yesterday and my chemo drugs are wearing off.  Doc wants to give up on that and try something new so it's steroids until the pills get here.  Sorting through boxes of books and game stuff in the basement. 

 

Going to build a fire and cook a steak for dinner tonight. Potato casserole in the oven.  Yesterday I made these almond flour and pecan crescents:

 

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I just saw the ReaperCon announcement in Discord.  :down:

 

I don't disagree, and they're doing a lot of awesome things to compensate, but I know a lot of people will be disappointed.  

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Never mind, announcement posted by Siri.
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Kudos to everyone at Reaper for putting as much as possible online though. Times like these really show people's(and companies!) true colours. 

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