Recognizing my own bias or prejudice .....
I know I am very guilty of classifying people in general, and regarding weight in particular. Living in the bible/heart attack/ diabetes belt, it simply blows my mind how many obese people I see every single day when out and about. Granted, fewer of those at Dillard’s than Walmart. Still, in addition to being concerned, I am also judging those people. I know I should not, but how in the world can someone get that fat? It would take years of dedicated overeating to reach that. No, I really don’t think that all of them have a medical issue, seeing what’s in their grocery carts. Someone help me get a less judgmental attitude when I’ve been semi-denying myself all those chips and cookies and fries for decades?? I live and eat well, but treats should be treats, not daily food.
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I would have liked to taste that wine. I cooked my one chop (after a brief sear on both sides):for one and a half hours on top of the stove in a bone broth on a low simmer. The meat was falling off the bone. So that’s an option for you and you would be reminded it’s cooking because it is visible. Put enough broth in the pan and cover with a tight lid and it won’t evaporate.
Was very good and you could save the bone broth or thicken with Wondra for a gravy. The broth gets a nice flavor from the seasoned pork. You could use the broth to simmer a hamburger patty next time, sort of like a Salisbury steak. I did add dried shallots to the broth.
67% I think the killer was the mint.
@imallears That sounds wonderful and easy as well! I also use Wondra to thicken the broth and make it more like a gravy.
Mint is not to my taste either…it overwhelms the chocolate….I think you would like raspberry, orange or Carmel…..it’s inside the chocolate on many brands like Lindt's. Sea salt and coconut are
great. You wouldn’t think salt in chocolate would be good but it is .
@ihtak46 : I am so very sorry about the death of your daughter. You have my sympathy – it must be terribly hard to deal with that.
I like your idea about a “bitch session”……. it may fry the circuits, perhaps? I usually keep my mouth shut when facing irritating situations or people, but it’s hard. Sometimes I try to find a humorous aspect (as in when a young man’s pants crotch is almost at his knees = making it harder to run from trouble, when someone has his/her grocery cart parked in the middle of the shopping lane, meditating about the products displayed = a chance for me to get a really good stretch or deep knee bend, or walk an extra round (exercise) to get at what I want, or somebody pretty much driving inches from my rear bumper = making sure I absolutely drive the speed limit in retaliation (does not happen often, I’m afraid to say), etc.
Generally, I find my level of irritation and intolerance are in direct relationship to general feeling of well-being, especially sleep. Between TKR and assorted related issues, and the recent extensive heat/humidity period in SC that really limited my beloved outdoor activities, both resulting in pretty permanent sleep deprivation, I’m at the slightly grumpy stage many days. Looking forward to cooler weather, glorious fall colors, pre-holiday scents like burning leaves (yes, I like that), cool and gloomy days (ditto! after non-stop sunshine), cinnamon steeped in apple cider – those things put me in a more happy and tolerant and gracious mood. (Until the Christmas carols start in the department stores around October 15!!!!!)
@jakedduck1 m-m-m-m Hershey’s kisses. Right after we were married, we lived in Hershey, PA., just two blocks from the chocolate factory! The smells were unbelievable! I could gain weight just by breathing!
@becsbuddy: Mixed blessing, I think, to live in chocolate factory town. Grew up in western Austria, famous for well known “Milka” chocolate brand sold throughout Europe, and made mostly in a little town called Bludenz, Austria. Situated in a valley leading to ski areas. I took a break from skiing to do some specialty shopping, etc. in that small town. Hit what they call “inversion” of atmosphere. Off the train, EVERYTHING smelled like chocolate. The people, the pizza place, the parfumerie,the coffee shop, the hot dog stands. NO, THANK YOU. Even if you love chocolate, this was too much.
Hahaha, that’s hilarious, we should put that in the joke thread. I needed a laugh. There use to be a Hershey plant 15 miles from me but it closed some years ago. I don’t understand it since California produces 80% of the worlds almonds. I really enjoyed going through it and shopping in the their store. The free candy bar on the tour wasn’t quite enough. Did they have a store and tours in Pennsylvania.
@jakedduck Hi Leonard . We toured Hershey factory when we where on vacation. Yes the smells are delicious of course we bought some also . I lived in the Pittsburg area but vacationed there .
General comment: I found that my taste to candy/truffles etc. runs more to Godiva than Hershey – or, forbid, Whitman's – so I am severely limited how many I get to enjoy. $$$ But, once I get them I truly enjoy. Roughly 3 times a year, but well worth the wait