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Sunday, February 16. 2014
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We respect and value - with a deep sensitivity to cereal differences - hot breakfast cereals from strange, exotic, far-away cultures like Montana, etc. Here's what we like (besides English muffins):
Being Yankees, we are also partial to Apple Pie for breakfast (that's what it used to be made for), but you must not buy that at the store - there are some things in life you would never buy. Also great for breakfast - leftover cold pizza.
Readers know that we also love Chipped Beef on toast, but a quarter of an Apple Pie (a multicultural tarte tatin will work, too), two coffees and a couple of smokes will get anyone ready for a cold, rugged day of work in the drafty old office.
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slice ye' off a piece or two of the ham, fry it up in a cast iron skillet. set aside. add some black coffee to the frying pan, stir it up. get a couple of biscuits ( I say get because Yankee women lack the genetic ability to actually make biscuits. purchase the Pillsbury pre-made in the bag.) pour the gravy over the biscuits and eat with the ham. trust me, it beats cream of wheat.
hey blackdog - I've had that in Kentucky...but what they really like down there is hot-dog gravy on biscuits...whoa.
Thanks for the gourmet reminder. Will do it.
Quaker Quick Oats, straight up. Am enjoying a steaming bowl right now.
Recipe... one cup of boiling water, 3/4 cup of oats, cover and let sit 3-5 minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey.
Grits with butter, a side of bacon/fatback (depending on if watching calories), pot of coffee, lard biscuit or two with sorghum syrup, now thats breakfast.
Coca Cola and a moonpie ...good to go...make sure to crush can on forehead.
The advantage of this meal is portability . You can take it right inside the revival tent, just be courteous enough to have unwrapped the moonpie before entering.
Allow the baby to suck on the twisted up moonpie wrapper. Give the wife the Coke tab for her art project necklace.
Deposit empty can in back up pick up.
No Southerner worth his salt would eschew the Atlanta Coke for the late to the game lame Pepsi.
Anyway it really is an RC Cola and a moonpie.
O/T ( no other suitable spot yet)
Five civil rights initiatives that might be on the ballots in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri.
If the initiatives qualify for those states' ballots, all probably will pass. But the initiatives must surmount ferocious opposition from defenders of racial preferences, such as the politicians who administer and benefit from Missouri's racial spoils system. The crux of the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative (MoCRI) would amend that state's Constitution to say: "The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education or public contracting."
Cream of the West products have supplanted all of my choices for hot breakfast cereals. Being raised near Harlowton.... well 90 miles away, which in Montana terms is considered being just down the block, I support them by giving their products to friends and family across the nation. They are just plain good.
Kroger's Oat Bran. Add raisins and aspertame, eat with a small side dish of walnuts for temperature and crunchiness contrast (doesn't work with walnuts mixed in.)
In the USA there are probably more Grits consumed than any other hot breakfast cereal.
Ok, a moonpie smothered in white gravy, Coke, and a side of grits. Finish with another coke a slice of pecan pie.
Proceed to local interstate and let the hosses run, scaring the hell out of snowbirds towing trailers.
I am now having a midmorning sourdough English muffin with butter and raspberry jam. yum
Mr. B re: cigars..couldn't get system to take my reponse on that link.
Well today buspar has replaced the traditional cigar
Does the Military Send Sick Soldiers to War
"The DOD admits they are sending mentally unfit soldiers into combat in Iraq," said Steve Robinson of Veterans for America. "This is not supposed to happen; the military should not have deployed this veteran to the war; what were they thinking and what does it say about the overstretched military?"
Habu comment: Since Kosovo and the first Gulf War the grunts get a handful of buspar to lower their anxiety ..it's replaced the cigar. Better living and dying through chemistry.
BUSPAR... is an anti-anxiety medicine that affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. It is used to treat symptoms of anxiety, such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms
Instant oats, (Quaker or store brand) & whatever flavor appeals, w/oat bran mixed 2/1, craisens, dried blueberries, a lot of boiling water. A little flax seed meal when I remember to grind it. Stir well for 2 minutes or so, it'll thicken up nicely. I make my coffee with boiling water poured thru a small Melitta cone/filter, so oats and coffee are a breeze, even before my brain is really functioning.
That sounds healthy enough to keep you alive for the second coming of the Leisure Suit. Good luck.
McCann's Irish Oats are great, the texture make you feel like you're eating happy little elves.
Secret to great sweet oatmeal: a splash of vanilla extract.
The old Vermont farmers I would have breakfast with as a youth preferred salt pork and potatoes in milk gravy over biscuits, followed by apple pie for dessert which in winter was kept partially frozen in the unheated pantry. Breakfast was served around 6:30 or 7, following milking and barn chores which began at 4:30. Now, this was a breakfast that would "stick to your ribs", as the old Yankees would say.
We have enjoyed all three over the years.
Red Rive holds great memories. When my son was 9 I took him on a Canadian Fishing trip. I wanted to do a fly in but his mother said for this first trip I needed to do a drive in. So we loaded up and headed off to fish for big smallmouth bass in Ontario.
The lodge we went to was over the top on food and service but for a kids first time, well you just shell out the bucks right? Hawk Lake Lodge is great. http://www.hawk-lake.com/
He and I both loved Red River and had to stop at a grocery going home so he could get some for Mom.
I have been to the home of Creme of the West and can endorse all of their products as well.
Scrambled eggs in butter...old fashioned Oatmeal with brown sugar,cinnamon,yogurt and banana(fruit) mixed in...favorite beverage.
Sausage and Pancakes with maple syrup are also tasty in TN.
Darkly toast a couple slices of locally-made 7-grain sourdough bread, generously top with stir-it-yourself peanut butter, add a big mug of hot black coffee - uuuummm! If you really want to go crazy, add a few strips of crispy bacon atop the peanut butter - not low-cal, but who cares?
We eat spam and rice for breakfast here. You can just eat spam on top of regular rice, or mix them together with green onions and shoyu and cook them up for spam fried rice. Or you can then put the spam fried rice in the middle of an omelet. Yum!
Putting seaweed around them both for a spam musubi is optional.
You should try the stoneground oats from Anson Mills in South Carolina, who are also the source of the best grits and cornmeal you will find. Unfortunately they are expensive when shipped.
That sure looks like Nigella Lawson behind those muffins. Her hands on approach and the way she samples her own creations are positively erotic and mouth-watering. Watch her on the Food Channel and see if you don't agree.
Way back in my services days a good breakfast was two advil, a cup of day old coffee, and a marlboro!
Fajitas and eggs in Corn tortillas with pica de gallo and a double shot of Patron tequila.
That'll get yer motor runnin' fer sure.