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cschaaf last won the day on July 23 2017

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  1. cschaaf

    Hurricane Michael

    We had a vacation already planed for this week. We decided to leave a day early to get out of town before the storm. We're still on vacation, but got some pictures from our neighbor. Our house looks undamaged but my car took a hit. Could have been much worse. There are about 5 or 6 trees down across our road, effectively blocking ingress or egress. @ckreef @skreef how did you guys fair? Anyone else in the path?
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    Everdure 4K

    Those are both ugly and gorgeous at the same time.
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    Cant load photos

    Same OS, same difference. Open the photo, tap Edit, tap the magic wand, tap Save.
  4. That's what I was worried about. I stopped reading the books when they switched to being ghost written. I have a few flights coming up next week, so I loaded the Jack Ryan series on my ipad. I'll give it a shot. I liked season 1. I watched the first episode of season 2 and it 'felt' different. I don't know what it was, but it didn't hold my interest at all. I'll keep going, but it didn't make me excited to watch.
  5. I use the Serious Eats method. 2 oz balls, smash them super thin. Sometimes I use parchment, sometimes not. Hit them with S&P and give them 1 minute or less on the first side. I use a bench scraper to make sure I don't leave the crust behind. Flip, put cheese on one and stack the other on top then right to the bun. As they say in the recipe, have the buns ready to go. You go from raw meat to done in about 1:15 or so. If you aren't ready and have to leave them sit, they cool off extremely fast and aren't nearly as good. Technically, it's only seared on one side, but since there are 2 patties per serving, you get two seared sides. https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/03/ultra-smashed-cheeseburger-recipe-food-lab.html
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    .:: OMG!!! ::.

    Buying that thing might put you on several different 'watch lists'.
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    Edmonton Armageddon: City is Cold Smoking

    That first picture looks like the swing set scene from Terminator.
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    The random pictures thread...

    Millennials. Amirite?
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    South East Asia Inspired Meal

    I've seen your skills - you could do it with your eyes closed. In fact, that's the next Challenge One of these days, I'll try to make some pork belly. I've eaten it three times and didn't like it - a texture thing. Maybe if I make it myself, I can get it to a texture that is palatable.
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    South East Asia Inspired Meal

    I knew I felt my pain was amplified when the baguette bin was empty at Walmart. I heard 1000 voices cry out. My Walmart usually has tons of torta bread, but they didn't have any of those either. I didn't find any daikon. I'd have to go to an Asian grocery for that and the closest one is an hour away. I used regular old radishes - and it wasn't really worth it. They have a bit of a funky taste when quick pickled. I will skip them next time. The baguettes were remarkably easy to make. I used this recipe: https://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/2007/05/vietnamese_bagu.html The dough is very wet and sticky, so it's a little hard to make the initial shape, but once you fold it over, it's easy to work with. The hard part after that was trying to transfer the dough on the parchment to the grill. That step would have been easier with a baguette pan, but I managed to do it without losing one, or both, of them. Which version of the pork belly did you like better?
  11. My wife and I recently booked a trip to SE Asia - we'll be going next summer. We decided to do a a meal in anticipation of the trip.Some Banh Mi and a Mock Green Papaya Salad. For the banh mi, I started by making some baguettes. Well, that was after I realize Walmart was out of baguettes. Outside of a bread machine, this is my first attempt at baking bread. I don't have a baguette pan, so I had to improvise with some wadded up foil. The bread was crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. I sliced up a pork tenderloin and pounded the pieces thin, then marinated in fish sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Then grilled them. Served up with some pickled vegetables - carrots, radish, and onions - as well as thin sliced jalapeno and Thai basil, both from the garden. For the Green Papaya Salad, I had to substitute jicama for the green papaya. I combined jicama and carrot matchsticks and dressed them with lime juice, brown sugar, fish sauce and ginger. I also added a few slivers of the jalapeno. The salad gets topped with chopped peanuts. Really pleased with how this all came out.
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    Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia trip

    @daninpdThanks! We're trying to figure out how much time we can add to the trip, but we're probably looking at one full day at a stopover location. We'd have a day to travel, one day at the location, then leave the next day. Depending on flights, we might be able to squeeze an activity into the travel days, but we won't count on that. I might be able to talk my wife into 2 full days, but it also depends on the time it takes to get home. We're still a little too far out to figure out flight details, but we'll have to start figuring that out in the next few weeks. We're also likely flying out of the rinky-dink Tallahassee airport, so that complicates things. Still scoping out locations, but I think the places making the short list right now are, in no particular order: Ha Long Bay, Chengdu, and Chiang Mai. They look like a good combination of the easiest to get in and out of and have some things that we'd love to do, and seems like we wouldn't feel too bad not spending more time there.
  13. It's hard to tell. He looks barely taller than the grill - and it's about 4.5' tall. So that could be a small brisket. If I remember right, on the last season of this show, there were times when even sponsor logos were taped over. They'd show it a few times in an episode, and it would be taped over in other points in the same episode. I thought it was a PBS thing.
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    Grilled Lemonade

    Almost all of my cooks recently have been 350 - 400 degrees and >20 minutes or so. I haven't done a high heat in a long time. Done a few quick sears, but I don't get it hot enough for long enough to clean the walls. I spent a lot of time building up that 'seasoning', why burn it off? lol
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    Grilled Lemonade

    I almost said in my post that it would probably make a good mixer but I don't drink so I had no idea A. what you would mix it with or B. if it actually would make a good mixer. lol Thanks for filling in the gaps. The mangoes were super ripe and were 30 cents a piece. Halved, grilled, then scooped out in a bowl. Top with a little homemade vanilla whipped cream and I don't think you can have a better dessert for less.