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14 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

 Why did is the Grinch such a good gardener?

 

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Because he has a green thumb! 

 

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I grew up with a custard-based eggnog. The trick is to play temperature games. Put a little warm milk - poured from a high height - in the eggs, stir and equilibrate, then poor into the pot with the rest of the milk. Things like that.

 

This is also how you make chocolate cream pie filling or butterscotch pudding, fyi. :)

 

My family's version isn't boozy. What it DOES have is that after making the custard base, you fold in whipped cream to get something that is fluffy without being foamy. It's amazing.

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Back during the Cold War, a man would religiously watch the predictions of a Soviet Meteorologist named Rudolph. One sunny morning he grabbed an umbrella before leaving the house for work and his wife questioned as to why he had it.

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17 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Back during the Cold War, a man would religiously watch the predictions of a Soviet Meteorologist named Rudolph. One sunny morning he grabbed an umbrella before leaving the house for work and his wife questioned as to why he had it.

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He looked at her and said, "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear."

 

I think we  need to add a groan face to our emojji's.

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1 hour ago, Elastigirl said:

I think we  need to add a groan face to our emojji's.

 

Or a facepalm.

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If this is a bar and grill, can we get items from the grill?

 

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14 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

If this is a bar and grill, can we get items from the grill?

 

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Absolutely. We've always been able to get items from the grill. It's been that way forever (we are still determining how long it has been that way forever).

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2 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Back during the Cold War, a man would religiously watch the predictions of a Soviet Meteorologist named Rudolph. One sunny morning he grabbed an umbrella before leaving the house for work and his wife questioned as to why he had it.

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He looked at her and said, "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear."

 

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Oh, you have brought extra sunshine to my day!

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I 'll have a juicy  8 oz Ribeye, and  oh yeah, most people order drinks, so I'll take a cider too. I would have come here earlier if I'd known  about the grill.

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On 11/28/2023 at 2:09 PM, Everstorm said:

I also did this the first time I made ice cream 😂

 

On 11/28/2023 at 2:58 PM, sarakingdom said:

melted ice cream (which is, essentially, custard that's frozen).

 

I never knew, until today, that there were ice cream recipes that included eggs - it feels wrong to me somehow. I don't know why, maybe because I don't like custard?

 

On 11/29/2023 at 1:58 AM, Scaly Freak said:

Merry festive season everyone!

 

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Wow, I'm gonna need one of those too please. 🤘

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20 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Why do Christmas trees prefer the past?

 

14 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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Between the puns and the nog, the yolks are flying.

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8 minutes ago, Jarric said:

I never knew, until today, that there were ice cream recipes that included eggs - it feels wrong to me somehow. I don't know why, maybe because I don't like custard?

 

Ah, I see another descriptive translation issue - what's usually served as custard in the UK is not custard, but a cornstarch slurry pudding. Bird's is not custard.

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TimovieMan walks in, rotates his left shoulder and mumbles "Yeah, that's starting to feel better."

Then he shouts "Barkeep, Klatchian coffee, black! And a shot of vanilla genever!"

 

When the smell from the grill hits his nostrils, he adds "Oh, and a large rump steak, blue rare!"

 

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2 hours ago, cn3wton said:

Grilling Labor Day GIF by Sonny's BBQ

 

Oh we grilling?!?!?

 

See, yes. Cocktails are great, and I'm not saying I won't be lining up several, but what I really need to a good steak and some pork burnt ends and maybe an Italian sausage or two.

 

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2 minutes ago, TimovieMan said:

a shot of vanilla genever

 

You have my attention...

 

Actually, I've been considering infusing juniper into a brandy instead of vodka, to go back to the whole vibe of monastic medicinal infusions.

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2 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Happy Thursday!!

 

Why was the advent calendar afraid?

 

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See you tomorrow 🎁

 

Not going to lie, i came here just for this.

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11 hours ago, Jarric said:

Wow, I'm gonna need one of those too please. 🤘

 

It's a very malty ale with some hops and spice to it. Goes well with rich holiday food. :) 

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On 11/28/2023 at 10:26 AM, Heidi said:

Aw, snap. Admin is sick of our gate-rattlin' :) 

Thank you for the 2024 dates -- I was just putting my planner together this week. :) 

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

You have my attention...

 

Genever is similar to gin but uses a malt spirit base instead of a grain spirit base, which gives a rounder taste (and the juniper taste is far more subtle). This makes it perfect for citrus or fruit infusion (orange, lemon, apple, pear, etc.). Heck, there's even cactus genever that's actually quite good.

And around the holidays, vanilla and chocolate genever are popular as well. They're very sweet in taste, though, which makes the 40% alcohol deceptive. 😅

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