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  • Merry Christmas 2019!!! and a ‘Bread Making’ Open Post

    by coldwarrior ( 52 Comments › )
    Filed under Food and Drink, Open thread at December 25th, 2019 - 6:00 am

    I’m trying to get the crust on my bread just right and it is infuriating. This isnt a hard task! Man has been at this for thousands of years!

    I am using a large Lodge Dutch Oven and doing this with fire outside on the grill. That said, this website is a great primer for this method. I haven’t pre-heated the Dutch Oven in the past but will try it now.

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    52 Responses to “Merry Christmas 2019!!! and a ‘Bread Making’ Open Post”
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    1. rain of lead
      1 | December 25, 2019 6:47 am

      Merry Christmas!

      I hope all my internet friends here have a great day


    2. 4_Sticks
      2 | December 25, 2019 9:20 am

      Merry Christmas Rain, Merry Christmas yinz !!


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | December 25, 2019 9:33 am

      Merry Merry Christmas, ya motley lot!


    4. Deplorable Bumr50
      4 | December 25, 2019 9:50 am

      Merry Christmas, everyone!


    5. AZfederalist
      5 | December 25, 2019 10:48 am

      Merry Christmas to all.


    6. Bordm
      6 | December 25, 2019 12:16 pm

      Merry Christmas y’all…..
      …..
      And Happy Birthday Lobo….


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | December 25, 2019 12:59 pm

      Bordm wrote:

      And Happy Birthday Lobo….

      wut?

      Lobo is a christmas baby?


    8. lobo91
      8 | December 25, 2019 1:15 pm

      @ Bordm:
      @ eaglesoars:

      Thanks!

      And yes. That’s why my military retirement goes into effect today. it normally would have been my 60th birthday, but I get a 1-year “drop” on mine due to contingency deployments.


    9. 4_Sticks
      9 | December 25, 2019 2:20 pm

      And Happy Birthday to you too Lobo !!


    10. coldwarrior
      10 | December 25, 2019 2:33 pm

      Merry Christmas yinz!

      happy b’day Lobo!


    11. yenta-fada
      12 | December 25, 2019 5:02 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      Merry Christmas!

      I hope all my internet friends here have a great day

      Checka yer email. Hope the girl is having a good time.


    12. yenta-fada
      13 | December 25, 2019 5:04 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Merry Christmas, everyone!

      {{Bumr}} Merry Christmas to you and yours.


    13. yenta-fada
      14 | December 25, 2019 5:05 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Happy Birthday and many more of them. 🙂


    14. 15 | December 25, 2019 5:24 pm

      I knew it would be slow today, but damn. 7 calls in 6 hours.


    15. Aussie Infidel
      16 | December 25, 2019 6:21 pm

      Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone

      🙂

      From Boxing Day!

      🙂


    16. eaglesoars
      17 | December 25, 2019 6:43 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      I knew it would be slow today, but damn. 7 calls in 6 hours.

      how many were wrong numbers?

      here is a great collection of Christmas memes/cartoons

      https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/12/christmas-day-in-pictures-special-edition.php


    17. AZfederalist
      18 | December 25, 2019 6:53 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      here is a great collection of Christmas memes/cartoons

      https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/12/christmas-day-in-pictures-special-edition.php

      Thanks. Those were good. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


    18. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      19 | December 25, 2019 7:05 pm

      Merry Christmas
      And Happy Birthday Lobo


    19. coldwarrior
      20 | December 25, 2019 7:14 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone

      From Boxing Day!

      MCG looks in great shape. Nice early wicket for NZ


    20. eaglesoars
      21 | December 25, 2019 7:42 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      and you!

      what happened to all the elves? I thought they were going to clean my kitchen…..


    21. Aussie Infidel
      22 | December 25, 2019 7:45 pm

      The Boxing Day Test is underway and I assume that you are watching. Oz won the toss and decided to bat first. Good early wicket from the Black Caps.

      WE’re still presentless here. Daughter arrives on the ‘red-eye’ from Melbourne tonight so we are awaiting her arrival for presents time.

      Weather is sunny and 24C here. Flat surf with no wind and just two souls paddling along the beach. I still have to wrap presents and cur a path down to the beach. The path is somewhat overgrown with the odd ‘wait-a-minute vine just waiting to trip you up. A weed eater should set things right once it cools down a little later in the afternoon.

      Hope you hand yinz had a great Christmas


    22. 23 | December 25, 2019 10:39 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      No wrong numbers, all very simple customer service issues. Ended the day with 9 calls- 4 of them before my first break.


    23. eaglesoars
      24 | December 25, 2019 11:48 pm

      I shall bid yinz goodnite w/another excellent article about our tyrannical gov’t – soon to be dead or in exile, their choice.

      Democrat Delegate Lee Carter of Manassas sponsored HB 67, which would apply to any law enforcement official, noting that those who “willfully refuses to perform the duties of his employment,” will be terminated and ineligible for future law enforcement employment for another year.
      .
      .
      This push for gun control in the Old Dominion isn’t about making the Commonwealth safer. The anti-gun rhetoric and attack on Constitutionally protected American rights are pushing Virginians to an untenable choice. Virginians are being forced to choose between exercising their rights and protecting themselves and their families or surrendering their freedoms at the end of a gun. It’s ironic, for a state that has the motto of “Sic Semper Tyrannus,” or thus always to tyrants.

      https://www.nssf.org/thats-not-safety-va-gun-banners-threaten-police-punishment-national-guard-enforcement/


    24. rain of lead
      25 | December 26, 2019 4:36 am

      aannnddd it’s done
      morning y’all

      well this christmas was extra special
      our niece and her two yr old were over here with her mom (momcats sister)

      she pulled out a t-shirt for the toddler that read

      “santa promoted me to big sister”

      took a minute for everybody to catch on


    25. 26 | December 26, 2019 1:12 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      Awesome!


    26. lobo91
      27 | December 26, 2019 7:28 pm

      Looks like Megan and Rebecca dusted off the mandolin and dobro for their latest “Tip o’ the Hat” cover video:


    27. eaglesoars
      28 | December 26, 2019 8:53 pm

      Finished up all the healthcare insurance for 2020. Me, just for me, not Hubby, it’s over $8k a year. I forget what my husband pays for Medicare, but I know women pay more than men because we live longer. So, ballpark, say he pays $6k.
      $14k out of pocket for the household.

      *thud*

      On the other hand, back in 2017 when he needed heart (valve) surgery, it was over a quarter mil and I think we paid about $1700. So there’s that.


    28. eaglesoars
      29 | December 26, 2019 9:40 pm

      DOJ is requesting a one week delay for briefs needed for the sentencing hearing in the Flynn case. Too many people need to review, holidays, etc. I haven’t seen a response from Sidney Powell, altho I don’t see why she would have one.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/12/26/doj-requests-one-week-delay-for-second-flynn-sentencing-brief/


    29. AZfederalist
      30 | December 27, 2019 12:25 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Is that Medicare plus or are you still below that age?

      /Asking out of curiosity as I plan retirement spending — Lord willing, I will be retiring before I am eligible for Medicare, so these costs are of tremendous interest in that planning.


    30. 31 | December 27, 2019 1:48 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      Looks like Megan and Rebecca dusted off the mandolin and dobro for their latest “Tip o’ the Hat” cover video:

      https://youtu.be/OHfD-HBBtZU


    31. rain of lead
      32 | December 27, 2019 6:46 am

      morning y’all


    32. eaglesoars
      33 | December 27, 2019 7:58 am

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Is that Medicare plus or are you still below that age?

      That’s Medicare AND Medicare plus. What people don’t think about – you pay for Medicare. And the amount you pay is means-tested. Because we aren’t retired and still have ‘work’ income…for me, it’s over $500/month. Medicare supplemental insurance is in addition to that. If you’ve started taking your Social Security, they deduct it from that, otherwise you get a bill every month (or you can set up auto-deduct).

      When we formally retire in about a year, our income will decline considerably so those costs will also. In the meantime…


    33. eaglesoars
      34 | December 27, 2019 8:09 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      morning y’all

      Good morning rain! Hey, did you see this?

      Exclusive: Tennessee Counties Consider Rebuking Gov. Bill Lee’s Approval of More Refugee Resettlement

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/26/exclusive-tennessee-counties-consider-rebuking-gov-bill-lees-approval-of-more-refugee-resettlement/

      People seem to be wising up. Trump was just the beginning.


    34. eaglesoars
      35 | December 27, 2019 8:59 am

      I have no idea what this means, but it’s probably important

      University of Bristol experts created chips to generate the quantum information
      They used ‘quantum entanglement’ to teleport the particles between two chips
      The team say this could lead to the creation of a new secure ‘quantum internet’
      The research is a ‘vital step’ in the process of creating more advanced circuits

      Information has been TELEPORTED simultaneously between two chips for the first time which could help ‘protect the world’s data’ on superfast quantum computers

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7830043/Information-TELEPORTED-two-chips-time.html


    35. 36 | December 27, 2019 9:19 am

      Merry Christmas to everyone! So sorry to be late to the party.
      My house looks like the Toys R Us aisles at closing time. How can one tiny baby girl have SO MUCH STUFF!?

      Football Savant Offspring gave her a child’s piano. Could have been worse….he could have given her a drum set….


    36. 37 | December 27, 2019 9:22 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’m still using our office’s regular medical insurance and re-signed during open enrollment, but was told that in fact, I should investigate moving to Medicare next year and getting a supplemental plan. Would be nice if the firm offered such a plan to employees over the age of 65. Or maybe they’re prohibited from offering it. Right now I’m still looking at a $5000 deductible.


    37. eaglesoars
      38 | December 27, 2019 9:43 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      My house looks like the Toys R Us aisles at closing time. How can one tiny baby girl have SO MUCH STUFF!?

      one of my favorite family pictures is of my sister’s oldest on her 2nd Christmas when she’d just turned 1.You could barely SEE this child for all the STUFF. First grandchild, we all went a bit overboard.

      Navigating medicare supplemental plans is complicated. The first thing you have to do is make sure all your doctors take Medicare patients. Most of them will if you have been a patient previously. However, if you are a NEW patient, good luck. I’m having to do this for docs in Tenn and it ain’t fun. Then for the supplemental plans, make sure they cover all the meds you take. That can change from year to year, and you may find your doc has to re-write a prescription because your plan no longer covers it.

      We had help. Our financial guys found us a health care ‘broker’ who knew all the plans available in Virginia and what their scope is. Tim saved my sanity, as my health issues are complicated and I probably could not have done it myself. Oh, and NONE of them cover hormone replacement therapy unless your doctor jumps up and down screaming like a banshee. They all, however, cover viagra. Go figure.

      Well, THIS is an exciting subject for a Friday morning. jeez.


    38. 39 | December 27, 2019 1:02 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      It’ll keep for me until open enrollment next year – I’ll pick your brain then. In the meantime, I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! Meanwhile next Tuesday I’ll sit at home, watch the ball drop in New York, declare it 2020 in the U.S. and go to bed.


    39. Aussie Infidel
      40 | December 27, 2019 4:01 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I have no idea what this means, but it’s probably important

      University of Bristol experts created chips to generate the quantum information
      They used ‘quantum entanglement’ to teleport the particles between two chips
      The team say this could lead to the creation of a new secure ‘quantum internet’
      The research is a ‘vital step’ in the process of creating more advanced circuits

      Information has been TELEPORTED simultaneously between two chips for the first time which could help ‘protect the world’s data’ on superfast quantum computers

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7830043/Information-TELEPORTED-two-chips-time.html

      Quantum Entangled QBITS.

      Coming to your super computer near you!

      🙂


    40. Aussie Infidel
      41 | December 27, 2019 4:50 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Black Caps up against it on Day #3 of the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne. The Aussie batting was a tour ‘d’ force example of grit and patience in getting into a ‘can’t lose position. I’m afraid that the Black Caps are playing for a draw at best and at worst an Innings defeat. No weather in the mix either to use up those hours on the pitch in a desperate attempt to run the clock out.

      🙂


    41. 42 | December 27, 2019 6:26 pm

      Don Imus has died. RIP to the original Shock Jock.


    42. eaglesoars
      43 | December 27, 2019 6:35 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Don Imus has died. RIP to the original Shock Jock.

      First victim of cancel culture. Nappy headed hos.


    43. 44 | December 27, 2019 6:58 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I used to LOVE watching MSNBC broadcast his radio show in studio. I was never really a big fan of Imus, but I DID love how he made Clinton squirm at the White House Correspodents’ Dinner. And he got raked over the coals for it. Now, of course, if the headliner insults Donald Trump, they har-dee-har over it and think it’s simply GRAND.


    44. eaglesoars
      45 | December 27, 2019 7:23 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      I liked it too but I found his wife BEYOND tedious. She’d call in and tell people what to eat or something. Bossy, shrill and usually wrong.


    45. AZfederalist
      46 | December 27, 2019 7:58 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I liked it too but I found his wife BEYOND tedious. She’d call in and tell people what to eat or something. Bossy, shrill and usually wrong.

      Deirdre? Is that still the one? Haven’t listened to Imus for over 15 years. First heard him when we moved to Tucson 20 years ago.


    46. eaglesoars
      47 | December 27, 2019 8:13 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Deirdre?

      yes. seemed like a nice enough person, just an irritating personality.


    47. RIX
      48 | December 27, 2019 9:30 pm

      @ The Barbarian:
      @ AZfederalist:
      @ eaglesoars:
      Imus has his moments as a jerk. But in general I found him really entertaining and a good guy.
      Sorry to hear of his passing.


    48. coldwarrior
      49 | December 27, 2019 9:45 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      the aussies are in great form.


    49. lobo91
      50 | December 27, 2019 9:58 pm

      I just finished the trial run of the new Camp Chef pellet grill/smoker. Smoked an 8lb turkey breast.

      Worked like a charm, even in 34 degree weather.


    50. coldwarrior
      51 | December 27, 2019 10:27 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      I just finished the trial run of the new Camp Chef pellet grill/smoker. Smoked an 8lb turkey breast.

      Worked like a charm, even in 34 degree weather.

      pellet smokers are pure genius. i love mine.


    51. coldwarrior
      52 | December 27, 2019 10:34 pm

      new one is up as this one is gonna go bad shortly.


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