Why couldn't you be dealing drugs like normal people?

Snyder ,'Empty Places'


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.


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.


msbelle - Oct 16, 2010 7:16:07 am PDT #33 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.

I just paid off a credit card. Balances still left on 2. progress, slow and steady.


Ouise - Oct 16, 2010 7:18:35 am PDT #34 of 30001
Socks are a running theme throughout the series. They are used as symbols of freedom, redemption and love.

Fridges fitting is important. When my landlord replaced my fridge, he picked one that cannot be opened all the way (the counter island blocks the door). One of the many things I hate about my kitchen.


§ ita § - Oct 16, 2010 7:22:43 am PDT #35 of 30001
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

OMG, massive fail on the sleep meds yesterday. Just, fail.


Sue - Oct 16, 2010 7:23:31 am PDT #36 of 30001
hip deep in pie

oh how much do I wish I could be there for space arranging.

You wish? I wish!

The complication now is that the date to pick up old fridge is two weeks after the new one is delivered. I may go back to Sears and see if delivery date can change. I'll probably have to put the old one in the living room until its picked up.


sarameg - Oct 16, 2010 7:29:02 am PDT #37 of 30001

So after the market, I did the TJs and Target run, got home in time to head over to the marathon and cheer on the runners. Saw my friends who were running the half and got to cheer for random strangers. Note: at mile 22, runners REALLY are grateful for cheering. And this mile 22 is particularly brutal because it is a hill, probably one of the worst hills in the race. A favorite cheer was "You HATE this HILL! There's the top!" A lot of people start walking/stopping right after it. And, of course, collapsing. As I was leaving, a woman was being loaded onto stretcher.

At one point, I was standing next to a woman with a very popular sign. It got a lot of smiles. It read "Who needs toenails anyway?" A lot of bantering went on.