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Old 02-05-2012, 08:24 AM   #151
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Did you have to wash your own clothes Mike? I'm picturing a top-load washing machine with 2 or 3 chocolate covered work uniforms swishing around in hot water. It would look and smell like a mug of hot cocoa!

Jim, are you talking about the kind of bread that's kind of heavy and the crust is a little harder to chew? Not like the air filled loaves made in factories? If you have a real bakery nearby, stop in and ask if they have any ciabatta bread. Depending on how they make it, it can be very good. One store near here makes it perfect, but the loaves from a different store are lighter and the bread isn't as heavy - not as good.

If you like it, there are recipes online for it. I printed one out and I'm going to try making it this week.
Barb we really do like ciabatta bread but I was talking about the kind that is mass produced in factories that is on the shelves at the store. This bread we buy today is not fit to eat. Wal-Mart has run all the regular grocery stores out of business here in the valley and all we can get now is junk from Wal-Mart. All Wal-Mart is now days is a big dollar store, Judy and I have seen Dollar Store trucks at the loading docks of Wal-Mart here. We can't get fresh bread at Wal-Mart, I didn't think of the bakery, we will give that a try.

Judy and I have a computer virus so I will be busy for a while. Back later

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:45 AM   #152
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"JIM"
Sorry to hear about a computer virus!
Remember -"bleepingcomputer"
Although, the web-site you posted is a good place.
Sure hope you don't have anything as bad as my friend had!!
Good luck!

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"It's my thread and, I'll "Hijack" it, if I want to!"
Wow! -
Things on the "real", sub-forums; sure can get "rambunctious"!!!
Maybe, that's why I like it here -
What's the worst, that's going to happen? -
My recipe is better than yours! - no, it's not! - yes, it is!
(I'm just happy to get new recipes!!!)

oh'mike
Tried your recipe for "Rumaki"
Oooh Yeah!!
Good stuff!!
(Sure hope that doesn't start some "flaming", controversy!)
I have to admit it - I think I prefer yours - less ingredients -
less, "jumping through, "hoops"!

Hope "jiju1943" is having success with his computer problem!

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Jim, does your Wal-Mart sell Earthgrains brand bread? It's usually pretty good and seems to go on sale fairly often around here.

We have a bakery that makes fresh bread that is out-of-this-world good. It's too far to drive just to buy bread, but they have a booth at the nearby farmers market in the summer. It used to be around $3.50 a loaf, so I'd buy it once in a while. Of course it went up in price a little bit at a time. But last August I was buying a loaf and asked how much it was...... $6 a loaf! No way will I pay that much for a loaf of bread.
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Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Crackers ~

In a medium-sized bowl, stir together with a whisk:

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 teaspoons dill weed
2 packets Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix (not Buttermilk)

In a large bowl pour:

2 bags of oyster crackers

Pour the oil/dill/ranch mixture over the crackers and stir with a large spoon. Be careful not to break the crackers. Slide the spoon down the inside wall of the bowl to the bottom and lift the spoon, pulling the bottom crackers to the top.

Continue doing this until all of the crackers are coated and most of the liquid at the bottom is absorbed. Then stir about every 5 minutes or so until everything is absorbed.

Wait at least 30 minutes to eat them. They'll have a dry appearance.

Store in a tightly sealed bowl or a ziploc bag.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #156
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Well, that was interesting, we jumped in to getting rid of the virus this morning after we got back from worship and finally got both computers back up. That thing took both of our Google Chrome out. I don't like Google Chrome but Judy does, so we had to reinstall everything on it for her. I like Firefox because I can have the toolbars I want or don't want. I'm not going to fool with reinstalling it on mine. Strange that we both got a virus at the same time, but we are networking, maybe that is why.

Thanks Ross, I appreciate that. I like it here among good friends also but I do get out there on the open board a lot. On another woodworking forum I got stressed so I need to back off that, and I have been reading too much news lately so I am taking a break from that negative stuff also. I am tuning all political stuff out, too many lies and empty promises. Ahhh now for desert, talking about food and fun. Hi Jack, man if y'all started slappin me around everytime I hi jacked the thread I would be black and blue by now.

What time is the Super Bowl today, it is today isn't it. Can you tell I am reallllly interested in it this year. (see what I mean about hi jackin)

Barb, I will go down to the bakery tomorrow and see what they have. Wal-Mart does have the Earthgrain bread, we will give that a try, we like the whole grain breads also, I know they are a lot better for a person. I have never had just baked, whole grain bread, I wonder how that would be compaired to regular fresh baked white bread?

That oyster cracker recipe sounds good Barb, thanks.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #157
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Not knowing how your computers are networked -
should have a "firewall", anti-virus", "anti-malware" running on each one.
Don't rely on having them on the computer that "faces" the "Internet" -
ONLY!
Don't run your computer as an "Administrator", or a member of that group,
when you go onto the Internet!

Political stuff!?!
We're going to be exposed to that, until November!
Lot's of fun!
Oh Boy!!!

Super Bowl -
I think it's "5 - ish" (Central Time)

How about a "gentleman's" bet?!
No "points" - Giants win.
The bet - all the known, wealth in our Galaxy!

I lose -
My Bank, is over in the "Andromeda", Galaxy (right, next door!)
With all the known, "wealth" in our Galaxy - you should have no problem getting there!

"gma2rjc"
Nice recipe!
Do you think it would work with some other types of crackers?
"Triscuits", for instance?
(I do like "Oyster crackers", though!)

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"jiju1943"
Not knowing how your computers are networked -
should have a "firewall", anti-virus", "anti-malware" running on each one.
Don't rely on having them on the computer that "faces" the "Internet" -
ONLY!
Don't run your computer as an "Administrator", or a member of that group,
when you go onto the Internet!

Political stuff!?!
We're going to be exposed to that, until November!
Lot's of fun!
Oh Boy!!!

Super Bowl -
I think it's "5 - ish" (Central Time)

How about a "gentleman's" bet?!
No "points" - Giants win.
The bet - all the known, wealth in our Galaxy!

I lose -
My Bank, is over in the "Andromeda", Galaxy (right, next door!)
With all the known, "wealth" in our Galaxy - you should have no problem getting there!

"gma2rjc"
Nice recipe!
Do you think it would work with some other types of crackers?
"Triscuits", for instance?
(I do like "Oyster crackers", though!)

rossfingal
Ross we do have a firewall and virus protection on each PC and maybe networking isn't the correct word, we can send files between each computer through a program called Network Magic. Both of the computers are hooked to the router by cables.

We have the fiber optics here in Chattanooga. I think I need to unplug the cable each night and most times I do, I just forgot last night. We can do a cleanup on our computers before we turn them off at night and if we leave them plugged to the services they will need cleaning again in the morning so there has to be something going on at night after we shut off our PCs so I will just unplug them.

I don't really understand this as I don't know if I am logged in as admin or not.
"Don't run your computer as an "Administrator", or a member of that group,
when you go onto the Internet!"


Buddy we will have to find someone else to bet with, the Giants are the ones I would bet on. As matter fact anyone playing the Patriots would be the ones I would want to win but I do like the Giants. Now if the Patriots are playing the Cowboys I want them both to lose.
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I got the vanilla wafers for Judys pie, but we ate them right out of the box

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Barb do the crackers stay crunchy?
What about using rice crackers?
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Anyone have a good chilli recipe? I was just watching the public TV channel and they are showing different places who have chilli but no one is telling how they make it. I use to make it but I can't remember how now.
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Creeper, I never thought about it before, but it seems like the crackers would be soggy, but they're not. They have the same crunchiness once they absorb the oil as they do right out of the bag. Just keep stirring them once in a while until everything has been absorbed. Yum!

If you try the rice crackers, let us know how they come out.

Ross, I've never tried using another kind of cracker for this recipe. I don't really like plain oyster crackers, even in soup. But I like them with this recipe. I wonder if the mini Club crackers or mini saltines would be good. Although, the oyster crackers out of the bag are very dry and have no salt or other seasoning on them, so maybe that's why they work (?).

Jim, when I make chili I just throw a bunch of stuff together. Usually 3 lbs. of hamburger and 3 packets of chili seasoning. Then a few big cans of Brooks Chili Beans and an onion or two. Sometimes I add a pound or two of sausage. Also a few cans of mushrooms or fresh mushrooms. You could throw some pepperoni in it too. Oh, and some chopped up fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes - I add these about 20 minutes before it's done cooking or sometimes they disintegrate. If you have some cooked bacon strips left over, break them up and toss them in too - if you like bacon. I don't put all of these ingredients into one batch, but any combination of them is good.

I had a bowl of chili at my mom's house this weekend and she had added Progresso Hearty Tomato soup to it instead of tomatoes or tomato paste. Gosh that was good!

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Thanks Barb, I appreciate the chilli recipe, that does sound good with the tomato soup.
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If I was going to use 3 lbs. of hamburger I'd probably use 2 cans of the soup. Sorry there aren't any measurements, but once you start adding stuff, you'll know how much. I just make sure to use 1 packet of seasoning for every pound of hamburger.

It would be nice to know what ingredients to use in place of the packets.

Has the price of ground beef skyrocketed everywhere, or just here in Michigan? Sheesh, it's almost up to the same price roast beef was a year or two ago. It's on sale this week for $3.99 lb. - regularly $4.49.

Monster cookie recipe to follow....

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