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OK Third Post and then back to work. It’s actually a locally owned (mid Georgia) company. It’s amazing what the internet knows.
It was morning when I started catching up.
Deanie At one time I had that link but I couldn’t find it either.
It was so nice to see all the play last night. Reminded me of old times. Lol
Lady Hawke I still can’t get over Lost last night. I need to go see what others are saying this morning.
PB With your coloring, you would look just fine in pink. Lol Seems like you had a pink tie once.
I’m watching last year’s All Star Race. The Pit Crew Challenge is tonight at 9:00 pm on Speed.
I’m not much for BBQ but if I have to have it I want either beef ribs or chicken. My ex took me to a resturant here that has fab BBQ, I’ll love it (sound familiar?) it stunk… I have no idea which style I like – I prefer a not too sweet tomato based BBQ. I mostly prefer the meat to be almost totally cooked then the sauce put on it and be slightly burnt as the meat finishes cooking.
off to whurk
Here it is. Twin 1 & her DS’s BBQ. you can order their sauces from here. They are very, very good!!
Let the drooling commence! ;)
Hi, JRae, I haven’t said welcome yet! Good to have you here!
Sirius, sounds like Texas BBQ to me.
CoolG, PB wore a pink tie and vest to his prom. Good memory!
What was with the eye at the end? Did anyone record it and could you decide whose eye it was?
Sirius It is remarkable how INFREQUENTLY I have ever LOVED someone else’s favorite restaurant. I suppose that is why there are so many restaurants that are so different serving the “same” food.
Right, Lady Hawke! So when we come through your neck of the woods in late August, we can just go to a national chain or a not-your-favorite-but-quite-adequate restaurant?
Just teasing. ;)
Deanie That is actually probably safest. That way I don’t have to be responsible for touting a restaurant you hate and I end up being responsible for.
Down where you guys are staying the only options ARE national chains and the not-your-favorite- but-quite-adequate restaurants. The one where we ate before falls into the latter category. It is actually probably toward the top end of privately owned restaurants that have turned into a local chain. We have such a high Hispanic population here now we have at least 4 locally owned Mexican chains, that restaurant being an example of one of them.
There is quite a decent catfish place in Olive Branch but I hesitate to suggest that either. People have very specific preferences on Fried Catfish as well. They have a buffet with fried fillets, whole fried catfish and chicken planks. The sides include hush puppies, fries, home made onion rings, white beans, green beans, slaw and usually some pickled veggies. In order to go there you really have to be a committed Catfish eater. There is not much else on the menu. They might have shrimp on the menu.
Okay, the soup is in the refrigerator. The laundry is still laundrying. The vacuuming happened. The kitchen is sort of wiped down. Now I think I’ll go clean myself up.
Tomorrow is Field Day at school. I will, no doubt, be expected to attend and bring my little captive home instead of leaving her imprisoned until the end of the day.
Just got out of my meeting – another glorious waste of time (especially because the first 40 min were spent trying to get the demo screen to work). So, now I’m about an hour behind on my other work. sigh I’ll be back at some point later tonight. :(
Lady Hawke sounds like I need to get me a ticket to Olive Branch that Catfish place sounds perfect to me, Where is the field trip to?
HELLO ALL When I was growing up the BBQ sauce we used was a simple mix
of ketchup,honey and a little lemon juice for bite. It is brushed on while the meat
is grilled or baked.
Hello everyone… LH, when it comes to pork shoulders I do them Memphis style. I dry rub them, then put them in the smoker for 8 hours. Then I pull the meat with 2 big forks and mix it with my “special sauce”… I have tried to emulate my FAVORITE BBQ joint in the world, “Germantown Commissary” I have gotten fairly close… But there is no getting around it they are the POO!!! lol lol…
LADY HAWKE I am a huge fan of catfish/bass. I fillet it in a mixture
of cornmeal,milk,egg and beer. I then pan fry it in deep lard. An I wonder
why I now have the health issues that I do. When I was growing up lard
was one of my four basic food groups.
Sirius Field day is a day where the kids run races and stuff. My child is next Fridays. I haven’t decided whether I will spring him early or go do something by myself.
WON Germantown Commissary is one of our LOCAL joints. We can walk to it from my friend’s condo. So, how did you come to find it? The parking lot is sort of minimalistic. I like their BBQ Nachos. We lived in Germantown until 3 years ago. It is still only an half hour drive away. If you decide to have dinner there sometime let me know. I can be there but quick.
Ironsos I have never tried to fry catfish myself. My mother set herself a kitchen fire while frying chicken while simultaneously making meatloaf. I was in Grad School at the time. She burned her arms, hands and face up and lost her eyelashes, eyebrows, and the first few inches of hair in the front. The doctor told her she could have had fried chicken bought at restaurants for the rest of her life for what the treatment and therapy were going to cost her. I only fry when I HAVE to, to make potato pancakes and to fry the chicken to make chicken and sausage gumbo because I need the brown bits in the pan and I don’t get that when buying chicken. I use my electric skillet and keep the lid handy. Otherwise I buy my fried food. I eat less of it that way anyway.
Sirius The Field Day is just a day of games at school. They were supposed to go to the Memphis Zoo at the end of April but the zoo had some sort of conflict that day. I can’t imagine a zoo having a conflict that would cause them to cancel 280 2nd graders. It is not as if the place isn’t enormous. Maybe the school actually had transportation problems.
8 wonderful pages to catch up on!
Thankyou, it was great fun, though poor PB! (I’m sending hugs, and a selection of pink things I have “borrowed” from my daughter to complement your new outfit, lol!)
Honestly, that catch up was just what I needed, it was so much fun. I’ve had a really bad week at work, so much stress, I am exhausted. And very glad I now have three days off. MM, you have my sympathy. I hope work calms down for you soon.
It was interesting to read the “penny” discussion. In 1970, the UK changed it’s currency from shillings and other things, (sorry, to be ignorant, I’ll have to refer you to Graymayne for further details,) to pounds and pence, the decimal system we still use now. (Despite a LOT of pressure from Europe to adopt the Euro.) “Penelope,” shortened to “Penny” was a very popular name then. My childhood cat was called Tuppence.
Love and hugs and big waves to all my Leaky friends! xx
Ironsos that sounds like righteous catfish to me… As far as lard goes, I remember Julia Child once saying that you can’t do French cooking without butter, and you cant do southern fried chicken without lard!
Lady Hawke, Don’t set your heart on the catfish place, I’m allergic to all forms of fish and seafood. Most fish places that offer other things like chicken tend to cook them in the same oil or on the same inadequatly cleaned grill as the fish. I dare not take the risk, especially when I will be trapped in the car the entire next day.
I guess it is Casa Mexicana, Chilis or Applebees for us then, There is a pretty decent suburban shopping center Chinese place in that parking lot too. You can order from the menu or eat at the buffet but I would venture to say they have fish and seafood as well. How can you be certain any restaurant with a wide variety of items on the menu does not cook your chicken where fish has been?
My mother is allergic to shellfish but she has never seemed to have problem eating in a seafood restaurant as long as she does not actually order shellfish. We don’t go to Japanese steakhouses because they do prepare all the food on the same surface as the shrimp which comes with almost any meal.
We have a BBQ place here that almost won’t serve sauce. They specialize in rubbed and slow smoked pit BBQ and you practically have to hold the waitstaff hostage to get them to bring any sauce. Well they do have ketchup and yellow mustard on the table, but they seem to hide the smoky, vinegar or sweet stuff. They have all three types, they just act like they will have their pay docked if they get any for you. ;)
I prefer to drown their BBQ in sauce, I’m not a big fan of the flavor of their rub. ;)
We do not go there unless we are dragged by my SIL and the Weasel. ;)
Good to see you and sorry you have had a hard week. Three days off is indeed something to look forward to as long as you don’t work yourself even harder at home. How is the leg holding up?
Wow! Asti it’s almost 9:00 pm on this bird camera and the momma bird just tucked in all the babies and has put her head under her wing.
It is fascinating. Thank you so much! ;)
LH every time I visited the Air Force National Guard base at Memphis International, my friend there drove us off to Germantown for the Ribs… I ended up worshipping the pulled pork sandwiches… The JUMBO for me please! lol lol… BTW have you ever tried their coconut custard pie? It is to die for! lol
LADY HAWKE I pretty much grew up on food cooked in cast iron.
Deep frying was how it was done. Chicken and fish where almost always
fried in deep lard. only rarely was it baked. Stock pots and bacon fat were
normal. Lots of thick homemade egg noodles, things cooked in white sauce
and tomato gravy. Mouth is watering and I just gained 5lbs.
Usually restaurants that do not specialize in a very specific type of food (fish or steak or even chicken) do a bit better job of cleaning off the grill or use actual pans that are washed between meals. It seems that the narrower the selections, the less they worry about cross contamination.
Well, she’s up and fussing about the nest and cleanng up after the little ones. I have it on my second screen, so I can be here and watch her. ;)
When I was growing up most of the BBQ places in Memphis were not even joints. They were little strip mall places with glass fronts and counters where you ordered your BBQ. Then they handed it to you on plastic trays, wrapped in waxed paper. The sauce was on the tables in plastic squit containers, next to the ketchup. I think there was one place you could go in and sit down and order, Leonard’s Pit BBQ. Coleman’s and Loeb’s were just shop window front places. You could have a soft drink, iced tea, or coffee.
Now, most of the restaurants you hear a lot about are “sit down” places where a waiter comes to your table and takes the order. You can order wine or beer now. Most of our BBQ places now have carefully staged “atmosphere”. It used to be metal tables, or no tables at all, just a chair or two to wait for your order, and you were lucky to get a little plastic basket to contain your sandwich and fries if you happened to be “dining in”.
The funny thing is that the sandwiches that come from the window front joints are just as expensive as the ones that come from the “restaurants”.
Lady Hawke Just to be awkward, I have never called the 1p a penny, that is reserved for the coin I grew up with. I actually hate the stupid thing because it is so small that it gets stuck in the corners of my purse. These days I rarely handle coins, I use plastic at the supermarket, the restaurant and when buying shoes or clothing. It would be interesting to see what Asti and Wolfie call it.
I never knew that catfish was edible.
Off to watch the one programme worth watching tonight on TV.