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- May 10, 1949
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18 May 2013 - 08:22 PMMine came with the letters AJ on it, not the Logo E.
18 May 2013 - 07:01 PMI grew up fishing fresh water in the rivers, lakes and streams of Kentucky. I really miss that. Here in Miami, fresh water amounts to dropping a line in a canal and catching Brim or Catfish. None are good to eat, so you just throw everything back.
I have neighbors and relatives here who are into deep sea fishing. They have boats and massive investments in rods and tackle. It's expensive as all get out and way too much like work to prepare and clean up after.
15 May 2013 - 02:40 PMI don't know why I like my dentist so much. Maybe it's because she's a beautiful little peanut of a Columbian girl who is the gentlest dentist I've ever been to. I have had my last 17 teeth pulled, 10 in one day when we started, and I am going through the process to get used to false teeth. I've had some problems because my mouth seems to be changing shape so quickly as it settles into whatever it's going to be in the end. I'm on my 3rd set of temporary dentures and we aren't sure yet, after 6 months, when we'll make the permanent set.
With the difficulty of them not totally fitting right, talking is OK, but eating is difficult with them. The biggest downside of eating soft foods that work with or without the dentures is that they are mostly carbs. Where I had gone from 310 lns down to 270 a couple years ago and then recently went from 270 down to 255 before this started, I've gained that weight back. At 272 this morning, the Vietnam Veterans will be disappointed to know some of the pants I was about to donate to them have gone back in my closet.
My dentist's family are also members of my synagogue. I guess she thought it was funny when she asked me to dance at a recent wedding our families attended. I'm 6'7" tall and she is just under 5'... I felt like I did when my daughter was about 6 years old and we would dance with her standing on my feet. Someone took a picture of the two of us and she has it on the wall in her office. Her partner is her sister, all 5'4" of her. She teases me that she is jealous. I told her she's too tall for me. My wife is 5'7" so that got a really funny response when she questioned why we've been married for over 40 years. I said it's because when we met, she was standing downhill from me.
14 May 2013 - 06:19 AM@Dennis That sounds great, & I particularly like using my Crock Pot, but do you think you could substitute fresh onion & garlic into that recipe successfully?
I'm sure you could. Any time you use fresh food instead of something in a bottle or a can, you have to be better off. It's less easily measurable, but it would certainly work.
Having said that, let me explain... My son has a farm in Jamaica and grows strictly organic fruits and vegetables that he supplies to households and hotels all over the island. While Jamaica might be looked upon as a 3rd world country, the younger generation there is much more attuned to healthy eating habits than they are here in the U.S.
His education is in dairy science, (Degrees in Agriculture, specialty in Dairy Science and Bovine Genetics from Louisiana State University), and he ran our family's 4000 acre dairy farm for many years, but when we sold the dairy in Jamaica, we went to work running a farm for Chris Blackwell, the same Chris Blackwell who is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He and Chris recognized the market potential and got into the organic vegetables. Adam, (our son), now has his own farm. Simply tasting what he grows is an experience. There is a tangible taste difference I couldn't believe the first time I sat down with Adam and his wife during a visit.
Like I said, using fresh or organic foods means you have to experiment to get certain tastes right due to the differences they cause in measurement, not to mention, organic foods are more expensive than the genetically modified food regularly on the shelves, but if you can afford it, it's certainly healhier and worth it.
14 May 2013 - 05:03 AMWhile on the subject of recipes, a friend put this one up on Facebook yesterday. Since my wife is out of town, there are no calories in junk foor, so something like this that I would make myself must actually take weight right off me, correct?
Believe me when I tell you that sesame chicken is our favorite dish at our favorite Chinese restaurant. We've been going there for 30 years and unless the grandkids are here, in which case we get honey chicken, this has to be part of the meal
This is meant to be made in a slow cooker like a Crock Pot. .
1 1/2 pound boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons dried onion
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 3 Tablespoons water
Put chicken into crock pot.
Combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, and garlic. Pour over chicken.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through.
Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce.
Dissolve 2 teaspoons of cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.
Cut chicken into bite size pieces and return to crock pot - can leave chicken in and simmer on low or serve.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice.