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Self-Made Knives / Re: Finished Today
« Last post by wolfy on November 30, 2022, 04:12:30 PM »
Nice work! :thumbsup:    Where in the world did you find that dolphin stamp? :shrug:   It's cool! 8)
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Food and Cooking / Re: It's That Time Of The Year
« Last post by Moe M. on November 30, 2022, 02:59:45 PM »
Thanks Moe, I will give that a try a bit later on.

 I hope you do Stan, I made two deep dish 10" meat pies for our Thanks Giving day feast an it went pretty quick, so I'll be making more for Christmas and for New Years day, I've been told.   ;)
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General Discussion / Re: A dry spot in the river
« Last post by Moe M. on November 30, 2022, 02:50:21 PM »
Crossed the mighty Mississippi at Memphis heading west after turkey day gathering in GA and NC. About 1/2 of the river bed was dry at crossing. No water traffic at all in the wet.  Not my usual country but the entire area is list as in drought conditions.

If this isn't a wake up call to climate change deniers and human contribution to the problem I don't know what will be. Sometimes science is inconvenient but it is still based in fact.

 Sorry about the drought my friend, you have to accept that it's only Mother Nature doing what She's good at, but if believing that it's everybody's fault that went before you just for living gives you some kind of comfort then by all means keep the lie alive in your mind, it didn't work when it was peddled as Global Warming, it isn't any more believable as Climate Change, I don't think most people deny that the climate is changing just like they don't deny that the world tips on it's axis occasionally, but they don't believe that it's caused by the weight of people migrating from one pole to another, or that the weather is changing because people hold BBQ's, drive fossil fuel powered vehicles, burn coal to generate energy, or because cows have allot of gas issues.
 I know that it's difficult to think that man is not in full control of his environment, but being a western man you should know by now that you can't buck nature, the land, or your environment, you only get by and do well when you learn to adapt to what nature gives you and the environment the Creator provides you with.   
 Just to show you my hearts in the right place Boomer, I thought of sending you a case of Cool Aid mix, but it looks like your a bit short of water to mix it with.   :shrug:   

 Hoping you have a Merry Christmas bud.   :choptree: :cheers:
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Self-Made Knives / Re: Finished Today
« Last post by Moe M. on November 30, 2022, 02:21:05 PM »

 A true work of art.   :thumbsup:
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Self-Made Knives / Finished Today
« Last post by crashdive123 on November 30, 2022, 01:54:22 PM »
Made this for an old Shipmate of mine.

















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General Discussion / A dry spot in the river
« Last post by boomer on November 30, 2022, 05:34:57 AM »
Crossed the mighty Mississippi at Memphis heading west after turkey day gathering in GA and NC. About 1/2 of the river bed was dry at crossing. No water traffic at all in the wet.  Not my usual country but the entire area is list as in drought conditions.

If this isn't a wake up call to climate change deniers and human contribution to the problem I don't know what will be. Sometimes science is inconvenient but it is still based in fact.
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Food and Cooking / Re: It's That Time Of The Year
« Last post by wsdstan on November 29, 2022, 10:07:32 AM »
Thanks Moe, I will give that a try a bit later on. 

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Food and Cooking / Re: It's That Time Of The Year
« Last post by Moe M. on November 28, 2022, 06:54:01 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Moe that mash sounds great and the Tourtiere would be interesting.

 Thanks Stan, the Turnip mash is a compromise, before my youngest daughter picked up the mantle a couple of years ago the wife and I had always usually hosted all of the family holidays since we've been together (just short of fifty years) and we have followed the same meal plan that our parents and grandparents before them for Thanksgiving, basically it's the "traditional" turkey dinner with all the fixings that most folks serve across the country and especially up here in New England.
 I think that more than the good food, following in the tradition that our folks that went before us triggers memories of those people who have passed and are missed from the table, we (folks my age) were used to eating home grown food of which included most of the root veggies, most younger people today don't have that experience and are prone to push away from certain foods such as green peas, home made cranberry sauce, and turnips all of which have tart tastes.
 So to try to appease everyone I've taken to sweetening the turnips by adding carrots and sweet potatoes to the pot, I cook them in equal volume together in the same pot until fork tender then drain them well and let them sit in the strainer for a few minutes to let most of the moisture evaporate, then I mash them with a hand masher so that they still have some texture, I add some salt, butter, a bit of maple syrup, a pinch of cinnamon, and some freshly grated nutmeg to taste, those of us who have acquired a taste for turnips can still pick out the tase in the mix, and those who haven't can still enjoy the sweetness of the carrots, sweet potatoes, and warm seasonings.
 As far as the French Canadian meat pie goes, it's a holiday staple in our family, the tradition was to serve Tourtiere at  Christmas, served after Midnight Mass on Christmas eve in most French Canadian homes, every family had it's own  recipe handed down from generation to generation and is still alive today.
 I'm not going to post my family recipe, but I will suggest that you do a search online for French Canadian Meat Pie or French Canadian Tourtiere, you'll get allot of recipes from easy to complicated, All Recipies has a couple of good ones and Chef John has a great video recipe for Tourti'ere on U-tube.
 Another deviation from the norm in our family is the stuffing (dressing), stuffing is usually made with some sort of bread, broth, and different seasonings and stuffed into the bird before cooking, we no longer stuff the bird with stuffing, instead we stuff the bird with ruff cut celery, onions, and oranges to add moisture and subtle flavor, and our dressing is made in a skillet on the stove top and served as a side, it has basically the same ingredients as the meat pie (ground pork, ground beef, and mashed potatoes, and meat pie seasonings,  but with the addition of Bells Poultry Seasoning, Tourti'ere is usually served topped with a tomato ketchup or beef flavored gravy, either way is delicious.           
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General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Last post by crashdive123 on November 26, 2022, 04:26:31 AM »
We had a GREAT Thanksgiving!  We were invited to a traditional meal with friends of ours since Heather & I are now considered 'elderly.' :shrug:

The real unexpected surprise for me was seeing a knife & sheath that I made back in 1980 for the father of a 30 year-old 'kid' that was also in attendance.  He put a small mark on the back of the saddle-stitched sheath for each of the 20 deer that HE has field dressed with it.....no telling how many his daddy, who passed from cancer, dressed-out before that. :shrug: 

He kept praising the knife/sheath combination to the point of embarrassment, but I couldn't stop him, no matter how hard I tried. :coffee: :rofl: :rofl:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Last post by boomer on November 25, 2022, 08:41:43 PM »
We're spread out and it's hard to coordinate getting together but we manage it somehow for thanksgivings regardless. This year was great and the week went by too quickly but we all had a great time.

Hoping others did as well
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