Dec
25
2019
1

Standing rib roast!

Watched that sumbitch like a hawk, I did.

Ate up pretty good, too: the center roast hit just the right spot of rare for my father-in-law and the remains promise many, many wonderful things later. Also, I may or may not have had a couple of glasses of wine with dinner (standing rib roast, roast potatoes/sweet potatoes, parboiled string beans in sesame oil*) and am now nursing a rum-and-coke while my wife loads the dishwasher. All in all, a good dinner.

Moe Lane

*Oh! And my wife’s mushroom gravy from last night.

Dec
24
2019
8

Just realized I can’t use garlic or onion for tomorrow’s standing rib roast. What do I do?

To answer your unspoken question: my wife is allergic to garlic and onion and related foods (yes, she’s not happy about it either). So I can’t use them for a rub. Salt and pepper are both fine, thank God. Anything else I should consider?

Dec
23
2019
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Christmas seed-cakes!

The neighbor gets the seed-cake that doesn’t have a scorched bottom.

Not that I burned the other one, thankfully. It just has a slightly darker bottom than the other. But you give the better seed-cake to the neighbor.

Moe Lane

PS: This is the poppy-seed and orange seed-cake, not the caraway and lemon one.

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Dec
22
2019
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Snippet from this month’s short story “Bearding the Invader” (Patreon, paywall).

Patreon!

Link here. You know how it is: trying to juggle writing stuff during the holidays, and all that. Especially since we thought that the tree was on fire at one point. Turned out that our neighbor’s boyfriend was just making barbecue ribs in the back yard next door.

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Dec
14
2019
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Brown Sugar Beer Cookies!

The barony is having a dinner/populace meeting/cookie swap tomorrow. I’m not going to win ‘most evocative of a mead hall’ — my wife is making an actual sweet pastry in the form of a drinking horn, because my wife is awesome that way — but Brown Sugar Beer Cookies has its own appeal. Like the fact that I’ve made these and still had plenty of beer left.

Always have a plan, folks. Always have a plan.

Dec
03
2019
8

Are non-meat burgers healthier than meat burgers? Does it matter?

I suggest that it does not matter, and that the below will not really work.

A public-relations firm backed by meat producers has unleashed a savage marketing campaign that claims plant-based meat alternatives are unhealthy, “ultra-processed imitations” similar to dog food.

The campaign rolled out in recent weeks from the industry-funded firm Center for Consumer Freedom, according to The New York Times. So far, it has included full-page ads and opinion pieces in mainstream newspapers, including The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. All the marketing material raises health concerns about trendy meat alternatives, such as the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger.

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Oct
07
2019
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Ah, the first McRib of the season.

Had to scarf it down on the way to the supermarket; hence, no photo. But it was everything that I remembered it to be, and more. ‘More’ being the BBQ sauce, which threatened to dye my beard.

Worth it? Absolutely worth it. At my age I probably shouldn’t eat one every day, though. And alas.

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Oct
01
2019
1

Gluten-free Chocolate Cake/Instagram posting test (hey I have a Patreon!).

This is kind of a test. …Which works! It’s also a gluten-free fudge chocolate cake. Which is something that I made today for my wife. Although it turns out that my kids have likewise decided that, actually yes, chocolate cake with fudge icing (not seen here) is nice, too. And, hey: it was.

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Sep
13
2019
6

Tweet of the Day, I Was Interested Up Until The Unitasker edition.

I don’t have a pineapple corer. Which is almost a shame. There’s something about these that’s legit spooky.

Aug
27
2019
3

Tweet-thread of the Day, The Deep Fried BBQ Pizza Chicken Quesadilla Hero We Deserve edition.

I salute you, sir. Some roads, I won’t walk down. But this guy walked a dark path, indeed, and for all of us.

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