Powered by TypePad

« One Drug To Rule Them All | Main | Traditional Christmas Eve Open Thread »

December 23, 2012



RichatUF, I'm so glad. You deserve every bit of your new chance. Thanks for letting us know. I hope you'll keep us posted as to how it goes.

Merriest of Christmas Eves and Christmases to my wonderful friends in a box here at JOM. I truly look forward to conversations with you every day.


Yeah, Jane. The Martini's on the beach sounds quite divine!!


And this case, is Zombie Graham Chapman, silly;


Dang it typepad! I wrote and off it went into space:

Yeah, Jane, the Martini's on the beach sound quite divine!


okay, now I have a double post and I'm drinking only coffee. Hhmm, maybe Martini's for breakfast would be a good idea after all.


Ext & CC-

Did Cioppino last year. One of the family favorites. Red wanted the Bolognese as it is one of her brother's favorites and he is not with us.

This year I remembered to get the ground veal last week as it always disappears before Christmas and no fresh supplies until after. Got the ground pork and chuck yesterday.

I do it where you cook out the milk and then you cook out the white wine liquid and then you add the tomatoes after blending them.

This is when I use that 13.5 Le Creuset pot. Very large surface. Bigger than any skillet. Of course when full I need hubby or son to lift it. Boy unavailable.

Ext-would love your feast of the 7 fishes recipes. We spent a month in Italy when kids were 5, 7, and just before 10. All my Italian cooking reminds them of that trip. We even had an apartment on the Tiber for a week just down from Castel San Angelo. Hubby would make boy omelettes with prosciutto and great cheeses and those eggs they keep on counter top. We were also only about 2 blocks from the Campo dei Fiore market where Red and I would go in morning and first saw artichokes with their long stems.


Clearly either too much nog, or not enough;


I do it where you cook out the milk and then you cook out the white wine liquid and then you add the tomatoes after blending them.

Me, too. Do you use pancetta and chicken livers before the meat-loaf mix?


Porchlight--Thank you for that Larry Correia link--It says it all. I have bookmarked it to send to anyone who brings the subject up.
I do not own and have never owned a gun. I have on occasion shot BB guns (poorly) and in my one effort at skeet shooting I was humiliated by my daughter, sons, nephews, and sister-in-law. I have no interest in guns as tools or toys or equipment. I am the last person in America who would be directly inconvenienced by strict(er) gun control.
And yet virtually everything Larry Correia points out is and was glaringly obvious to me as basic common sense. It seems to me that one must be deliberately and wilfully obtuse to scream "gun control" as the appropriate response to the Sandy Hook horror. The willingness of so many to remain obstinately and willingly ignorant about this (and so much more) makes me despair (only for a moment!) for the future of this great nation.


New thread.

I need prime rib roasting tips. I have a 5 lb standing rib roast.

Tonight I'm recreating my family's ersatz smorgasbord. Pickled herring is the one thing that can't be left out.


Going with Ada Boni mostly, rse, like my mom did. I don't remember paying $582 for it, though. I did write out one recipe for my sister-in-law, which I can paste here:

Stuffed Squid

8 small squid
1/2 clove garlic chopped
1/4 lb mushrooms chopped
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 slices white bread crumbled
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1 lemon cut into wedges

Skin squid, remove insides and separate tentacles and heads from bodies. Remove eyes and chop tentacles and heads very fine. Mix together with garlic, mushrooms, oregano, parsley, bread, salt, pepper and half the olive oil. Stuff bodies with mixture and sew tops closed. Place in oiled casserole. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and the remaining oil. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges. Serves 4.

Melinda Romanoff


Ah, no. Serves one.


The others can call out for pizza.


Remarkably this doesn't touch on any of the 'facts on the ground' in the film, imagine my surprise;


And let us not leave out the carnage in Laos or what happened to the Hmong either.

But then the major issue the Left had with that war was that we were killing their fellow Communists. That anyone ever thought otherwise is more a testament to the effectiveness of their propagandists, and a failure to draw the necessary conclusions, than it is hypocrisy on their part.

Outside of Islam there is no bloodier force in history that modern Oligarchical Collectivism.

Just wait until they disarm us.

The comments to this entry are closed.