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Gravy. Just wanted to share.

Made this ďmake-aheadĒ gravy yesterday in between candy making and organizing my Tupperware drawer 😂 Took forever but was yummy.

Saved half for Turkey day and used half with roasted chicken quarters at dinner. Really good gravy. Probably the best Iíve ever made.

Weíre smoking our turkey so I added a dash of liquid smoke. And I put a quarter cup of powdered cream in with my flour to make it richer - but Iím not sure I needed it!

Posted by Blue_playwright | Sun Nov 22, 2020, 07:16 AM (4 replies)

Andrea Mitchell...

I seldom listen to her (TuneIn), but when she isnít on a script and has to be on her feet she sounds just lost.

Is she ill?
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:38 AM (11 replies)

ISO-Electoral College creation, purpose, consequences...

I am looking for recommendations for a good article or journal piece that looks at the electoral shitshow/ I mean college and breaks it down. I want to really understand why it was implemented, how it was pro/slave owning, why we still have it, etc.

Yes, I know how to work Google Scholar. Iím looking for recommendations of writings you guys have liked, bookmarked, saved.

Posted by Blue_playwright | Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:12 PM (2 replies)

Alive is good.

Alive and living through a crushing defeat is good.
Alive and forced to deal with multiple investigations and indictments is good.
Alive and forced to spend what money is left (because heís burned Duetche Bank and lost his usefulness to Putin) is good.
Alive and on TV daily, but now broken and forced to sit behind the defendantís table, with no adoring crowds or adulation.
Alive and sitting in jail is good.
Posted by Blue_playwright | Sun Oct 11, 2020, 06:31 AM (7 replies)

The ladies on MSNBC...

... should be allowed wine if the next debate is such a shit show.
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Sep 29, 2020, 09:53 PM (10 replies)

Why our minds can't make sense of COVID-19's enormous death toll



When the COVID-19 pandemic started nine months ago, the current reported death tolls were unthinkable. Yet this week, the fatality count will reach 200,000 people in the United States, and global deaths are approaching one million.
Although health officials say the real toll is likely much higher, due to a percentage of coronavirus deaths not being officially classified, the 200,000 statistic is a heartbreaking milestone. Itís a symbolic grim number thatís seared into the publicís consciousness and marks another alarming level of escalation in the pandemic.
The tally means a U.S. death has happened every 1.5 minutes, on average, since the first official fatality in late February. Itís also the equivalent of wiping out a small cityósuch as Salt Lake City, Utah or Akron, Ohioóor a quarter of Washington D.C. It means we have lost 1,450 plane loads full of people. (Here's where cases are growing and declining in the U.S.)
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Sep 22, 2020, 06:45 AM (1 replies)

Anyone have a salmon recipe they love?

I just grill it and Iíd like to try something different tonight!
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Aug 25, 2020, 07:24 AM (16 replies)

ISO good bean recipes ...

... trying to eat meat rarely but itís tough during the pandemic. Iím trying to stockpile for when things get worse in the fall and cook for fun with my kids. And I have a picky eater that refuses 98% of all veggies and healthy foods. 🙄 I was vegetarian before the plague but it seemed silly to make two meals each night and wasteful to do so. Anyway, I frequently just eat the sides and let them at the meat but I need more protein sides.

So talk to me about beans. I love Lima beans and chickpeas, split peas are ok and red kidney beans are a favorite too. What are some recipes you guys love?
Posted by Blue_playwright | Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:45 PM (24 replies)

Cooking show on Netflix I found/love

Nadiya Hussain's Time to Eat is focused on shortcuts for moms but has some interesting desserts, breakfasts and flavor combinations.

Worth checking out!
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Jun 23, 2020, 08:27 AM (6 replies)


Costco had gorgeous packages of clear-eyed trout this week so I bought some. I had never scaled and cooked whole fish before.

I planned to grill it but it was too rainy so I just baked it with some lemon and this great blueberry/lemon salt. It was really good. We will definitely have it again but the family said I have to cut off the Heads next time. 🤣
Posted by Blue_playwright | Sat Jun 20, 2020, 07:34 AM (9 replies)
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