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Food and Cooking / Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Last post by madmax on Today at 03:34:13 PM »
Great Thanksgiving story Moe!
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Food and Cooking / Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 12:50:21 PM »

  Sounds good PW,  Does Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe call for Velveeta "cheese" as part of the ingredients ??? ?

  I'm just asking for Wolfy and Stan.  (grin)

I am eating a grilled ham and Velveeta sandwich at the moment Moe......... in your honor.  You don't know what you are missing.   :stir:

  LOL, If only I had my smiley's back !
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Food and Cooking / Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Last post by wolfy on Today at 11:40:38 AM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :hail:
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Food and Cooking / Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 11:38:07 AM »

  Sounds good PW,  Does Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe call for Velveeta "cheese" as part of the ingredients ??? ?

  I'm just asking for Wolfy and Stan.  (grin)

I am eating a grilled ham and Velveeta sandwich at the moment Moe......... in your honor.  You don't know what you are missing.   :stir:
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Test Section / Re: Flickr Testing
« Last post by wolfy on Today at 10:21:04 AM »
Are any of you guys with iPads successfully using Flickr to copy & paste photos here?  I have tried several different ways, but so far without success.  I have copied & pasted the URL between the image tags and I tried just copying & pasting the URL, but get nothing but the link to show up......NO PICTURE. :-\   I am becoming sorely vexed! >:(
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General Discussion / Re: custom knife making and being famous
« Last post by hayshaker on Today at 08:33:32 AM »
Moe,  thank you cause i really wonder about that.
as much as i love this new field i've entered into.
the rub is i don't have the time as i would have say ten years ago.
and again thank you.
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Bushlore and Outdoor Skills / Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 07:46:22 AM »
I feel the same way, but judging from what I hear about falling numbers and overall participation I think the organization, as a whole, is grabbing for straws these days. :'(

  For what it's worth I agree with you and Orbean,  but just to make it clear that I'm not a sexist,  not long after I became a ranking officer on the police force my Chief decided to open our ranks to women officers, most of the patrol officers objected, I on the other hand welcomed the change, there are many places for women in law enforcement especially when it comes to handling cases of domestic complaints, child abuse, and rape cases, and I'm all for equality in the work place.
  That said, I'm more than a bit traditional when it comes to mixing the roles of men and women in our society,  in my opinion there is a definite role for each in the greater scheme of things and screwing with the natural order of life has never worked out the way the more progressive thinkers of this world plan that it would.
  I was in the Boy Scouts, my boys were in Cub Scouts and then Boy Scouts, and I served as a Scout leader for the time that they were active in the organization,  it's Called the Boy Scouts of America for a reason,  the Girl Scouts likewise,  I can see some good out of getting the two organizations together at some Scouting events such as local Scout camps and Jamborees, but I see no benefit for the kids, the troops, or the organization for mingling genders.
  I don't visit this thread very often, the BSA was a great experience in my life,  so when the organization began caving to the whims of certain segments of our society on issues of Political Correctness when it comes to Scouting activities, and on some of the gear that they were restricting it turned me off the organization,  I still believe in Scouting and the plan that the founders of that great organization had envisioned,  but when they started to turn the focus away from building character, respect for right and wrong, through wilderness skills and self reliance, and yes even faith in a higher being, they lost my respect as an organization and joined the ranks of that segment of our society who are hell bent on destroying our traditions and culture, and turning our kids and our country into a one size fits all unisex utopia.
  A lot of negative messaging has been given to certain traditional groups that oppose some forms of change in this country,  one that stands out in my mind is the NRA,  IMHO if the BSA would have adopted the same kind of mindset and policy of carrying on the original intent of it's founders and stood up to those of the PC crowd that would see it changed into something it was never intended to be it would have a lot more support than it does now.

  That my view, and I'm sticking to it.
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Food and Cooking / Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 06:49:04 AM »
 Like most big families I'm guessing,  Mom & Dad usually host Holiday meals, Thanksgiving for sure, and eventually that mantle gets passed down to which ever one of the kids is willing to take on the responsibility, work, and expense of taking it over.
 A few years after we were married the Wife and I began hosting the holiday family get to gethers, after the kids were all out and on their own we sold our "big" house and down sized,  as the family grew with grandkids and now great grandkids, it just became too much.
 So the kids stepped up and now share the responsibility,  at first 'P' and I were a bit reluctant to let go, but it's actually been a blessing of sorts,  this Thanksgiving was an off year, some of the kids were away, other were spending the day with "the inlaws", so we were kind of on our own to "wing it".
 What to do,    'P' and I were tossing around options,  neither one of us was up to a big turkey and all the fixings dinner for just the two of us, and I've never tried a store bought pre made meal that tasted like anything else but bland cardboard,  'P' suggested a ham steak and a pot of baked beans with a side of coleslaw or potato salad, I on the hand voted for Chinese take out (delivered of course).
 Well to make a long story more complicated our grandson call the night before and asked if we could babysit our great grand daughter (18 months old) for the morning, seems his inlaws have a family tradition of going to a local tavern in their town at 8:00am every Thanksgiving morning for Bloody Mary's to start off the day's celebrations, trust me, I looked it up, the pilgrims and Indians never included that in their Thanksgiving day agenda.
 But we agreed and took good care of the little "Disruptor" from 7:00AM until close to noon,  and we still hadn't decided what we were going to eat for our celebratory turkey day meal,  the Kids left abut 1:00 and we needed a little time to recover as anyone our age who's experienced babysitting a eighteen month old holy terror for five hours will tell you.
 At 2:00 sharp there's a knock at the front door, the door opens and it's our youngest son, followed by his wife, and their two kids aged 17 and 23,  and they are carrying a huge Maple Glazed Ham, mashed potatoes, mashed summer squash, home made bread stuffing, a bowl of cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, a pumpkin pie, apple pie, and home made holiday cookies.
 God bless them, 'cause we were tired and more than a bit hungry, so, a long way around an answer to the OP, but as everyone here knows, the older I get the longer my posts seem to get.  (grin)
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Bushlore and Outdoor Skills / Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Last post by justbill on Today at 06:05:00 AM »
When I was a cub scout I wanted activities without girls, they were always around in school and church. Until I was 14 I relished having opportunities girls didn't have. Then I wondered why they were treated so much like they were fragile. They're not any more fragile than boys unless we let or make them be.

No, girls don't typically have the same physique (thankfully) but girls scouts and boy scouts have totally different programs at the national level. Some girls won't want to be in the program boy scouts has. Some boys don't want to. 

If both programs were available as co-ed,  segregated only to the extent necessary,  and operating under a unified national system, the benefits for everyone would far outweigh any drawbacks. If a troop/pack  wants to be co-ed, fine. If a troop/pack wants to be totally one sex, fine. Just offer the same opportunities to everyone.

I think we would all benefit from allowing our youth the chance to be the people they are meant to be, not force them to be what society has always said they 'should ' be.
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Food and Cooking / Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 05:55:49 AM »
Well, we hosted this year. The in-laws brought several pies, a roast turkey and a deep fried turkey, plus mashed potatoes, real giblet gravy and stuffing. I made a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin, the ubiquitous green bean casserole, Alton Brown's mac and cheese recipe, and a chipotle-ranch jalapeno cheese ball for snacking on.

  Sounds good PW,  Does Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe call for Velveeta "cheese" as part of the ingredients ??? ?

  I'm just asking for Wolfy and Stan.  (grin)
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