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Supper tonight Chez trof

Miz t. gets the night off.
I used part of a pork loin (incredibly cheap at Sam's) with Wick Fowler's 2 Alarm Chili Mix (all the spices) to make an instant pot batch of chili.

Used dried pintos soaked for a few hours.
Sauteed some chopped onions and tomatillos (2) threw in a small can of green chilis.

Dumped everything into the instant pot. 30 minutes on high pressure with long (15 minute) release.

The beans were creamy and the pork very tender.
Also with some locally made tamales.

buen provecho

A Southern Ploughman's Lunch:

An RC* and a Moon Pie.

*Royal Crown Cola

Oy$ter$ in gumbo

Miz t. made a gumbo.
(She's 100% Cajun.)
She doesn't like oysters in gumbo.
Or anywhere.
I do.

I said "While you're out, please get me a pint of oysters. I'll put a few in MY gumbo."

Later on...
"How much were the oysters?"
"13 bucks"

I can do without oysters.


Just wanted to wake y'all up.
What's happening with you?
Lets talk.

Quitting smoking: Tapering off

7 Years ago Alabama raised tobacco taxes...again.
That pissed me off.
I was already paying about $65/carton.
(And that was just stupid, I know.)
The tax increase (on something people were ADDICTED to) was just wrong.
So I said "Fuck it, I'm not paying."

First I decided not to let the tobacco company dictate my dose.
I realized that I didn't have to smoke a whole cig to get satisfaction.
A half a cig would do.
So I had just cut my consumption in half.
I continued to whittle it down.
I found that maybe half a dozen leisurely puffs was plenty with a cup of coffee or a drink of Scotch.

Eventually I got to the point where ONE (1) cig would last all day.
Take a puff or two, put it out.
Relight the next time I felt the need.

Finally I got down to a butt with a couple of puffs left, then put it out, and QUIT.

I'll be honest. I had a few (very few) pangs, but they were easily overcome.
It worked for me, maybe it will work for you.
PS: Not buying cigs gave me about a $280/mo. pay raise.

Poll: What do you like on your pancakes?

Or waffles?
Or biscuits?

I prefer cane syrup. Have a friend who makes it.

Bolognese fritatta

Had some leftover Bolognese sauce and I'm going to make a frittata for supper.
That and a salad ought to do it.

Four score and one


81 years ago in St. Margaret's Hospital, in Montgomery, Alabama, I became a being on this planet.
And a citizen of the United States of America.
Which seemed to be a pretty good deal at the time, but...

This happened to me about 3 months before the infamous Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor ("A day that will live in INFAMY!"
I don't really remember much about that, but I later learned that it did piss off a BUNCH of folks.

It's ironic that about 50 years later I came to fly for a Japanese cargo outfit.
Nippon Cargo Airlines.
The tales I could tell.
It's a funny old world.

What are you going to do with your pay raise?

We're either buying a Tesla or going on a round-the-world cruise.

For a kick watch "That Dude Can Cook" on youtube.

Great recipes and he is hilarious.
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