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Old 01-31-2012, 04:14 PM   #46
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Well - back for a while!
(Please, keep the applause and/or "cat-calls" down!)

Food - a wonderful subject!
(Most of us like that stuff!)

1st things - first.

"Dr. Jimbub"
"I was born and raised waaay back in the woods but I never ate grits until I joined the Navy, I kinda like them. When I went in the Navy I was just a young country boy, I didn't like cheese, olives, pizza or anything that wasn't just plain country. Man have my tastes changed."

I was born and raised in the Western, suburbs of Chicago, Ill.
So was my mother.
Her family had a cook/nanny when she was growing up.
Not only that - this person, became my mother's friend.
So, my mother got to spent a lot of time with this person -
a lot of time in the kitchen.
(I hate that, when that happens!!!)
She was from Louisiana - eclectic, mix of cooking - Southern, Cajun,
Spanish, French.
Don't know of ANY vegetable I don't like - if it's done right/left/close-to-
perfect!
Actually, I don't know of ANY food I don't like!

Time's up - scan complete - back to "computer" crap!

Later!
(I would say - "don't eat anything I wouldn't" - problem with that is
you all might be out eating - grass, dirt, drywall compound, caulk, leaves,
twigs, tree-bark!)

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:30 PM   #47
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"gma2rjc"

I found my cook book!
Before I go into this recipe for corn bread -
An esteemed, culinary expert - (Mr. Chef Michael) has given us a very good
alternate - "Jiffy"!! (Bacon, lard, shortening - cream corn!! - Yeah!!).
("Jiffy" - decent frosting, brownies, cake-mixes too!)
Back in a few -
this recipe this is going to take some, typing! -"Notepad"!

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(If I would have known that my stupid, thread - was going to produce
some very, interesting recipes -IF ONLY!!)
Yum!
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Good deal, Ross is back, we were just before sending out a posse lookin for you. That puter must really have some bad stuff on it. I was out most of the day installing some new programs on a friend's computer. I like fooling with computers but sometimes they can really give ya fits.

Thanks for the link to the computer forum, Ross, I have it bookmarked now. Here is one I have used quite a bit and it is pretty good also.
http://forums.techguy.org/

There have been some great recipes posted here since you have been busy on the PC. I can't wait to see some of your recipes, I love Cajan food also. One of my sisters lived down in Lake Charles LA and while we were down there a friend of her's, who was Cajan, brought her a big roast but it looked like it was burned to a crisp, but it wasn't burned at all. Man talk about good, I jumped in on that thing and it sounded like a hog in a slop trough.

I got broke in on that Cajan coffee also, man that stuff will make your hair stand up and cross your eyes. After the first swallow and your mouth was numb, it was actually real good.
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I finally unearthed the old recipes---I need to go through them and see what sounds good---Mike---
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This may take a while---Most start out with things like-Boil 25# red potatoes

Or saute 4# of red onions---
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I remember years ago trying my hand at blackened something..probably chicken..little did I know those cajun spices will literally close the airways when seared at high heat. Even the paramedics thought it delish... I joke
I did learn the hard way that some dishes are best prepared outdoors
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I remember years ago trying my hand at blackened something..probably chicken..little did I know those cajun spices will literally close the airways when seared at high heat. Even the paramedics thought it delish... I joke
I did learn the hard way that some dishes are best prepared outdoors
I learned the hard way about cooking with some spices especially Cajan spices also, I love hot foods and have in the past cooked with very hot spices and peppers, the smell and steam coming off it was so strong it ran everyone out of the house and all I could do is cry and cough.
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Hi!
"gma2rjc" - here it is -

Corn Bread

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil or shortening, melted (bacon grease)

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9X9X2 inch baking pan - set aside.

Remember - ONLY, a 1/2 inch up the sides! <- <- <-!

In a bowl - stir together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Make a "well" in the center of the dry mixture - set aside.

In a bowl - combine the eggs, milk, and oil - shortening.
Add the egg mixture "all at once" to the dry mixture.
Stir until just moistened.

Spoon batter into pan.
425 degrees for 20 to 25 mins. - toothpick in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.

The only thing you should "beat" is the eggs - the rest is "stirred"!

As far as the amount of sugar goes - your call!
(Careful, if you use artificial, sweeteners!)
Done this with honey, brown-sugar, maple syrup, chocolate-chips!
Crumpled bacon, green onions - all kinds of things!

I haven't used this recipe in a while - so I don't really, remember any
other "tricks".
It turns out very, good results!

rossfingal

(By the way -
Welcome to "Dr. Jimbub's" and "Mr. Chef Michael's" -
"Virtual, Cooking Show"!!)
He, he, he!
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Yeah - Computer H*ll is fun!!
(Sometimes, Yes - sometimes: maybe not, so much - "Yes"!)
Arggh!!!
Study Hall was a lot easier!
(Wake up, Rossi!!)

At least my friend gets a new, clean computer!
(How long that will last, is anyone's guess!!)

Recipes -
I wish I had my mother's recipes!
Things, that she was nice enough to write down.
I did have them.
Unfortunately, they were in my storage space - in the Fox Valley area.
I think "oh'mike" might remember the rain-storm that hit that area,
back in the 1990's.
17 to 18 inches, overnight.
A "Deluge"!!!!

The week after that happened - I put in 132 hours.
I had my hands full!!
(Why does Rossi have "smoke" coming out of his ears?!?)
The weeks, following that, were not much better!
(They payed me, though!!!!!!!!!)
The last thing on my mind was my "Storage Space"!
I saw a lot of people who had their basement and 1st floor -
destroyed!
Even to the point of "structural problems"!

Break time!

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That was some storm---I was on a job in White Eagle (Big cornfield mansions)

I had opened the floor in the basement and added bath room drains---
Contractor said to call it a day--raining to hard to pick up any bags of concrete---

I packed my tools out to my truck----he tucked his under the stairs---

Four feet of water filled the place by morning----He had a mountain of wet tools---

He figured they were all a loss and headed to the store for supplies---I took all his tools outside
soaked them in W-d 40 ---every one worked fine----

And he bawled me out for wasting time on junk when I should have been working--(**%###)
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That was some storm---I was on a job in White Eagle (Big cornfield mansions)

I had opened the floor in the basement and added bath room drains---
Contractor said to call it a day--raining to hard to pick up any bags of concrete---

I packed my tools out to my truck----he tucked his under the stairs---

Four feet of water filled the place by morning----He had a mountain of wet tools---

He figured they were all a loss and headed to the store for supplies---I took all his tools outside
soaked them in W-d 40 ---every one worked fine----

And he bawled me out for wasting time on junk when I should have been working--(**%###)
Duhhhhh!
Go figure!?!
"What fools, these mortals be"
Sometimes - I just don't understand!
Speaking of WD-40 -
know what that stands for?

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Thank you Ross! That looks like a good one. If I can get the popcorn ground up today I'm going to try this recipe.

Mike, I can't wait to see your recipes. Red potatoes.....

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"gma2rjc"
Ground popcorn might work.
Corn meal does.
(Good - "Bug", "Chef Mr. Michael" - maybe he'll "break-loose" with some more
recipes!)
We've found that, that one doesn't respond to "Prodding" - as "thick-skinned"
as he is - "cattle-prods"/"Tasers", seem to have no effect!!)

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(The last time we tried that - for "Stories" - all his response was -
"A little over to the left"!!)

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"jiju1943"

Yeah - Computer H*ll is fun!!
(Sometimes, Yes - sometimes: maybe not, so much - "Yes"!)
Arggh!!!
Study Hall was a lot easier!
(Wake up, Rossi!!)

At least my friend gets a new, clean computer!
(How long that will last, is anyone's guess!!)

Recipes -
I wish I had my mother's recipes!
Things, that she was nice enough to write down.
I did have them.
Unfortunately, they were in my storage space - in the Fox Valley area.
I think "oh'mike" might remember the rain-storm that hit that area,
back in the 1990's.
17 to 18 inches, overnight.
A "Deluge"!!!!

The week after that happened - I put in 132 hours.
I had my hands full!!
(Why does Rossi have "smoke" coming out of his ears?!?)
The weeks, following that, were not much better!
(They payed me, though!!!!!!!!!)
The last thing on my mind was my "Storage Space"!
I saw a lot of people who had their basement and 1st floor -
destroyed!
Even to the point of "structural problems"!

Break time!

rossfingal
I know what you mean about cleaning someone's computer. I have some friends who never clean their computers at all. There was one I tried to defrag and it ran for two days and still never completed. I have told and showed and everything else how to keep a computer running smooth but for some reason people just don't want to take the time to do a little clean up every once in a while, then can't understand why their computer froze up. OK OK, I am through with that.

I am like you Ross, I wish I had my mom's recipes. I do remember watching her make thickening gravy though, so I figured I could do that. I was 19 at the time. I got the grease good and hot then put my two cups of flour in the skillet, (mama used two tablespoons full of flour, as I found out) I poured the water in and stirred then I dipped out and added more water, then dipped out and added more water, then I dipped out and gave up. I set that aside and went on to something else. After breakfast I dumped the skillet in the garbage sack and it also most knocked the bottom out. It was just one great big biscuit blob.
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That was some storm---I was on a job in White Eagle (Big cornfield mansions)

I had opened the floor in the basement and added bath room drains---
Contractor said to call it a day--raining to hard to pick up any bags of concrete---

I packed my tools out to my truck----he tucked his under the stairs---

Four feet of water filled the place by morning----He had a mountain of wet tools---

He figured they were all a loss and headed to the store for supplies---I took all his tools outside
soaked them in W-d 40 ---every one worked fine----

And he bawled me out for wasting time on junk when I should have been working--(**%###)
You should have just tossed his tools back in the water and told him to dock your time. I can't stand ingrates like that. Got to get another cup of coffee, dun got ticked off.

Okey dokey, I am back now. Water and tools reminded me of a time I was working with my dad back in the 60s and his old saw took out so he went and bought a brand new one. It had been raining and water was standing where I was cutting rafters. Dad told me to be easy on his new saw. The first thing when I pulled that trigger with wet feet, it knocked the pee walling devil out of me, I threw that saw as far as I could right into a mud hole, dad was not kind to me that day.

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