Discussion in 'Main Message Board' started by Dusty Stevens, Dec 23, 2019.
Lots of socks!
A Rock’em Sock’em Robots game. Always wanted one when I was a kid.
putting together a gun for me + another for a friend. I have a lot of extra parts building an AR on Christmas day. is that weird ?
With expectations of dinners from my kitchen:
1 case mid level Bordeaux red
1 bottle Rebel Yell BouRbon
1 bottle of black label George Dickel BouRbon
10 lbs. of assorted beef steaks
2 lbs. of Maytag blue cheese
2 six lb. beef rib roasts
1 tiny bottle of some kind of cognac
Not at all...fun times!
37"! Gots to be a fitty!
OK, so I got a Trumpy Bear. Un-like Trump, it is soft and cuddly.
My chick still knows how to surprise me.. GO TRUMP!! jd
It will be screwed into a BAT model EX, and yes, it's a fiddy
Well I was pretty happy when I opened a little box and this was in it from my old man:
I want to come over.....LoL.... enjoy
Bought myself the SAC bbl vise I've been wanting ever since I first saw it online. Now if I could just manage to get the heavy walled 4" square tubing mount for it welded together and anchored to the concrete shop floor, I could try it out...
Got my Christmas jigsaw puzzle all together!
SBR or pistol? NFA? that was fast.
For the most part the Christmas dinner went off good. The blind bourbon test by volunteers affirmed a preference for Rebel Yell over George Dickel.
A six pound rib roast was cooked at 350* until it read 135* (slightly less than medium rare) using my digital thermometer. The roast was placed on top of a big thin sliced up garlic clove then roasted. The attempt to make Yorkshire pudding was almost a disaster. I first tried to make it using some kind of muffin tray with individual cups but after seeing the edges turning deep brown I abandoned using the muffin tray and instead used two of Grandma's big stainless brownie pans with a doubled up mix of flour, milk & eggs. The stuff in the muffin cup pan looked sort of like brown hockey pucks. The Yorkshire in the brownie pans was great. After it collapsed I cut it up into 4"X4" squares. There was enough drippings from the 6 lb. roast to make more. Making this was sort of a balancing act as the temp of the oven needed to be boosted to 450* and I needed more time for the Yorkshire in the brownie pans to catch up without over-cooking the beef.
Slices of prime rib were served with crumbles of Maytag blue cheese. A cracker spread was made from a 50-50 mixture of Maytag, cream cheese and some extra dry sherry.
I also cooked up a big pan of boiled, then steamed browned russets. The russets were first sliced into 1/8 thick 1 inch square pieces, boiled until sort of barely translucent, then placed into a hot frying pan (15 inch diameter, non stick Walmart) with a small amount of light olive oil, covered then heated until the steam almost quit, uncovered, browned then flipped over into a big round serving dish, lightly salted, then cut up into wedges like a pie - nice and brown crispy on the outside but steamy white and non-greasy inside.
The case of Bordeaux took a modest hit. Non-descript vegetables. Red-leaf lettuce salad with home made salad dressing (red wine vinegar, extra light olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt & pepper) Maytag crumbles on top of salad. High grade cherry tomatoes.
Prime rib is not my favorite - too much fat & waste. I salvaged much of the fat/suet and will tie it to tree branches in back yard for the little winter birds to eat. The magpies will probably get most of it.
Edit: Just the right amount of garlic is important - not too little or too much. For example, the salad dressing had one small clove (1/2 X 1/2) inch shaved paper thin then crushed and rubbed in the salad bowl with salt & pepper. For the roast double the amount used for the salad but sliced about 1/16 inch thick and placed under the roast. Garlic can really be over done.
I learned some of this stuff from a family member who was a chef at this 4 star hotel in Boston.
Thanks for the "likes"!
Per my post in another thread, I could have brought dessert (Death by Chocolate), and maybe one of KY's finest exports for a comparative taste test against the TN sippin' whiskeys.
Now that's a chocolate cake!
My invitation must have been lost in the mail...
Covenant7 in 2nd focal plane, 5-35 X 56 MM objective lens. Wife is unfamiliar with Milrad vs MOA reticle, but her heart was in the right place.
It's a pretty nice scope.
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