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No power, no phone, no commercial radio. The only reason we have a cell signal is due to the tower being a straight shot about 10 miles away... and my magic signal booster on the roof. (FU Verizon) Word of the (2nd) day: GENERAC Smile

This is about 2000' lower than us. Snow up here - measured in feet.



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Love your resolve!!!!!

We just got hit with an ice storm. The tow trucks are finally getting the last of the idiots pulled out.




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While recovering from my surgery I have been recently having fun cooking. Spending all day slowly making dishes for my wonderful wife. Today is chicken with rice soup. Good cold weather comfort food. I've got about 4 hours into it so far while laughing my ass off watching CNN trash the "State of the Onion" address. And yes....the onion is still strong. At least in my soup. First I chopped up a big batch of the "trinity". You know.....carrots, onions and celery. Then I fired up the rice maker and made some almost done rice. That is now on standby and will be added at the last moment. I used my Julie Ann cutter to make those cute little slices of all that stuff. Added a few red and green peppers for a little color. Then charcoal grilled some big ass chikun breasts pre covered with peanut oil and some chikun spice stuff. Previously I took all the left over chunks of carrots, onions and whatever was left over on the cutting board and have had it simmering for hours in preparation for the final product. The chikun is sizzling on the grill. Slightly blackened with a bit of maple smoke. Soon to be removed and then cut into the proper sized pieces. My wife's office is 35 miles from our remote wilderness lake retreat so I asked her to call when she is on her way home. She is a CPA (bean counter) and kinda busy right now. My job now is to have a nice fire going in the fireplace, the house at least sorta clean, laundry(well sorta) done and dinner on the table when she gets home. Once she calls me, I will strain the stock, add in all the fine cut trinity stuff and the cut up chikun chunks and lastly rice. That way it will all have the proper time to "marry" and be ZEN when she arrives. Sorry for the food porn, but I am bored while recovering and felt like wasting some electrons on the interwebbie.




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Originally posted by Charlie:
While recovering from my surgery I have been recently having fun cooking. Spending all day slowly making dishes for my wonderful wife. Today is chicken with rice soup. Good cold weather comfort food. I've got about 4 hours into it so far while laughing my ass off watching CNN trash the "State of the Onion" address. And yes....the onion is still strong. At least in my soup. First I chopped up a big batch of the "trinity". You know.....carrots, onions and celery. Then I fired up the rice maker and made some almost done rice. That is now on standby and will be added at the last moment. I used my Julie Ann cutter to make those cute little slices of all that stuff. Added a few red and green peppers for a little color. Then charcoal grilled some big ass chikun breasts pre covered with peanut oil and some chikun spice stuff. Previously I took all the left over chunks of carrots, onions and whatever was left over on the cutting board and have had it simmering for hours in preparation for the final product. The chikun is sizzling on the grill. Slightly blackened with a bit of maple smoke. Soon to be removed and then cut into the proper sized pieces. My wife's office is 35 miles from our remote wilderness lake retreat so I asked her to call when she is on her way home. She is a CPA (bean counter) and kinda busy right now. My job now is to have a nice fire going in the fireplace, the house at least sorta clean, laundry(well sorta) done and dinner on the table when she gets home. Once she calls me, I will strain the stock, add in all the fine cut trinity stuff and the cut up chikun chunks and lastly rice. That way it will all have the proper time to "marry" and be ZEN when she arrives. Sorry for the food porn, but I am bored while recovering and felt like wasting some electrons on the interwebbie.


Will there be cornbread? White cornbread! Slathered w/butter! /drool


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Cornbread was my dad's favorite. The kind you make in a iron fry pan. He loved dipping it in buttermilk. Have not made it in many years. Will consider trying again in the future.




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Here's my nice drive in the country yesterday...

 
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I am so happy that I moved away from snow. It may get cold here for a day or two, but frozen precipitation is rare.

Charlie, why do you strain out the boiled veggie mash? That's my favorite part of the bottom of the pot.


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Charlie, why do you strain out the boiled veggie mash? That's my favorite part of the bottom of the pot.


I leave it in for thick soups like Chix and Dumplings. I like the rice variety thinner.




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Thanks. I love chicken and dumpling soup. One of my favorite childhood memories are of my grandma's chicken and dumpling soup.


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Originally posted by Shinmen Takezo:
Here's my nice drive in the country yesterday...



And here it is a couple months ago when everyone was crying. Crisp air keeps the riff raff out. Yourself, for example.



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We had a sunny break and quite a bit of snow melted today. More on the way though. cookies



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"LIVE! Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death. LIVE! LIVE! LIVE!" Auntie Mame

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I enjoy seeing snow in photos and videos. But that's as close as I want to get to it. Very nice pic though. Stay warm.


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That is some pretty!


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