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Ben- I'm impressed you came back after the grief I and others laid on you.  Follow what flipflopgirl  said and man up, especially about your kid.   You got some work to do.  I would love to hear how things go with you in a few months - or years, which it will probably take. Let us know- we would love to celebrate with you.   Best, and God bless   Mike
Ben, I'm going to be a little rough on you...   You're a high-school dropout, an unmarried, teen-age parent, and you imagine that your uninformed enthusiasm will allow you to enter a demanding field- on your own terms.   This is not going to get you anywhere.  You have no concept of how big a hole you have dug for yourself.   You will be lucky to get a job as a dishwasher, and if you do your employer will tell you how many hours you will work; if you don't want to do...
What kind of advice is this, Goodcook...   1.  Eat ribeye steaks wrapped in bacon      2.  Drink lots of beer      3.  Stay away from most vegetables.      4.  Take Ben and Jerrys with every meal.   You want to live forever?   Mike
Well before we became foodies, my wife and I used to contemplate with horror the recipe on the back of the Ritz Cracker package for Mock Apple Pie.    You made a pie crust, then mooshed up some Ritz crackers with lemon juice and filled the "pie" with that, and then baked the thing just like it was really food. I still sometimes have a bad dream about it.   Mike
There was a post to the effect that replacement heater strips could be purchased and you could install them. You'll have to search for it.   Mike
I don't really understand the enthusiasm for some kind of a computer system. We did an $80K remodel of our condo about 12 years ago (spent half of it in the 8' x 13' kitchen)  and I put everything in a metal letter-size file box about 8" deep. The shipping papers,  invoices, manuals, repair part invoices if any, and any other relevant papers have gone into their own folder by item. I was very careful to make sure I had every piece of paper I might ever need, and the little...
"I use to be part of restoration teams on classic wooden boats in new england, florida and the caribbean..."   Joey -   You probably know the books of Michael Ruhlmann, a marvelous writer who has lately concentrated on food topics ("The Making of a Chef",  "The Reach of a Chef", "Charcuterie", and several others.)    If you haven't read some of his stuff, you should proceed immediately to the nearest library and pick up a couple.   He wrote the "Making..." by taking...
Speaking of going according to plan, or not...   I ordered a country ham for Christmas as I have for the last thirty-odd years. It was UPS'ed from a western Kentucky smokehouse around Dec. 11 and arrived... today.  Today is two days after Christmas.   Fortunately, we went to Plan B as described above a couple days before the big one. The upside is- the guests have all gone home, and now I have this 18-pound country ham all for myself.   It's gonna be a really tasty...
Well, it turned out not merely great but sensational!  Seasoned rub, lightly smoked for about 4 hours at 225*, rested 30 minutes, then blasted a few minutes in a 500* oven and served with a roasted bones and oxtail jus.  It was a wonderful meal, a perfect medium rare throughout; have some of leftovers.         Thank you all for your advice and suggestions.   Merry Christmas!   Mike
one of our veterinarian's favorite meals he had with us before his passing."   Teamfat...       you saying you used this recipe to kill him?   Not sure that's exactly what I'm looking for.   But, thanks anyway.   Mike
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