Everybody plays each other. That's all anybody ever does. We play parts.

Saffron ,'Our Mrs. Reynolds'


Natter 67: Overriding Vetoes  

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, nail polish, duct tape, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


Frankenbuddha - Oct 16, 2010 6:29:57 am PDT #23 of 30001
"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town...Beep! Beep!" - David Bowie, "Fashion"

Top 25?

eta Woo!


Sue - Oct 16, 2010 6:37:05 am PDT #24 of 30001
hip deep in pie

yay new fridge, yay energy savings.

You would not believe the energy savings! My fridge, which is at least 20 years old says it runs on 104 KwH per MONTH, and that was when it was new and running well. The new fridge's Energuide rating is 383 KwH per YEAR. The PowerCo's energy Calculator says I'll save approx. $125 a year on power bills.


msbelle - Oct 16, 2010 6:43:31 am PDT #25 of 30001
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

That's what I try to explain to people when they ask why I do not use the vintage pink fridge as my fridge. Dude, it is close to 50 years old with no upgraded parts.


SuziQ - Oct 16, 2010 6:44:04 am PDT #26 of 30001
Back tattoos of the mother is that you are absolutely right - Ame

Very nice Sue.

Don't have much else to offer other than NICE THREAD!!


Kathy A - Oct 16, 2010 6:46:49 am PDT #27 of 30001
We're very stretchy. - Connie Neil

Yay for new fridge (will it fit into your existing space?)!!

Yay for sleeping in!!!

When I get home after class and getting my hair cut and picking up some stuff at either Walmart (if I want to venture there) or more likely Walgreens (can't get everything on my list, but most of them, and can get in and out faster), I think I'm going to hang up my clothes that I washed at 6:00 am this morning and then lay down for a nap. I'm reallllly tired right now, and the large cup of coffee from McD's is only doing enough to keep me awake for a few hours. I'll be ready to snooze by 2:00.


DavidS - Oct 16, 2010 6:55:01 am PDT #28 of 30001
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Does anyone have the CI/ATK chicken stock recipe where you brown chicken pieces and bones and an onion first?

Here you go, bon:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, cut into medium dice
4 pounds chicken backs and wingtips or whole lags, hacked with a meat clever into 2 inch pieces
2 quarts boiling water
2 teaspoons salt
2 bay leaves

Heat oil in stockpot, add onion, saute. Transfer onion to a large bowl.

And half chicken pieces to the pot; saute until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer cooked chicken to bowl with onion.

Saute remaining chicken pieces.

Return already cooked onion and chicken pieces to pot.

Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until chicken releases is juices, about 20 mins.

Increase heat to high; add boiling water, salt and bay leaves. Return to simmer then cover and barely simmer until the stock is rich and flavorful. about 20 mins.

Strain stock into container and discard solids. Skim fat and reserve for use later.


Seska (the Watcher-in-Training) - Oct 16, 2010 6:59:23 am PDT #29 of 30001
"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you."

Maybe I will attempt to be less scared of Natter now that there are fewer posts in it.

Until there are spontaneously a thousand more in about five minutes, that is.


Sue - Oct 16, 2010 7:05:37 am PDT #30 of 30001
hip deep in pie

Yay for new fridge (will it fit into your existing space?)!!

I only have about 6ft of built in counter space, the rest is free-stanidng shelves. Everything can be shifted...though I may try to rethink the whole arrangement.


msbelle - Oct 16, 2010 7:08:55 am PDT #31 of 30001
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

oh how much do I wish I could be there for space arranging. OH maybe if I can finish my knitting project today, maybe I will do some initial swapping out of seasonal clothes.


Sparky1 - Oct 16, 2010 7:14:28 am PDT #32 of 30001
Librarian Warlord

msbelle, my DH had much the same thoughts about the baseball game.

ION, the floor is finally finished! Two weeks for what should have taken two days! Twice as much money as we wanted to spend!

It looks great, fortunately, so I don't have to kill anyone.