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Irritable1 last won the day on December 4 2014

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  1. This is undoubtedly the best risotto anyone has ever made.

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    2. Irritable1


      Browned onions. Sauteed garlic. Lots and lots and lots of chicken broth. Roast chicken. Chicken gravy. Asparagus. Carrots. Italian parsley. Browned mushrooms. A glass of random white wine.

      One child stood by the stove and begged for tastes. The other just barely managed to eat the chicken out of his bowl before fleeing the table. Husband says it's "Hearty. With meat and rice. My kind of food." So it's not entirely unanimous...

    3. Sasha Distan

      Sasha Distan

      mine had pheasant, mushrooms and duck stock in

    4. Ron


      They both sound good. I don't make a risotto using meat generally, unless it's some type of seafood.

      The cheese, mushroom, or vegetable (love asparagus) versions of risotto are what I usually make.

  2. Feeling proud to be associated as editor with TWO great stories onsite: David_ABs Home and Ron's Max Cauler! Thanks for the opportunity to work with you, guys. Updated 16 Mar · 0 comments

    1. Ron


      You're very kind to say so. Thank you.

  3. Roasting chicken in cast iron pans is definitely the way to go.

    1. Bucket1
    2. Irritable1



      Nothing to stop you adding tarragon and lemon and paprika and thyme, of course.

    3. dughlas


      i always roast chicken in my xast iron

  4. Irritable1


    Well, if it was Piers Anthony he probably liked it.
  5. Irritable1


    So, wait. Look. Look. This isn't fair. It's like you're accusing the author of being insincere and mercenary-minded because he would not say that he either loves or hates rutabaga. But some vegetables just ARE like that for some people. I myself am quite lukewarm about broccoli, even though I loathe zucchini with an obsessional hatred. I can't pretend to hate broccoli the same way I hate zucchini, or with the same intensity with which I love cauliflower. That would be wrong, you know?
  6. Attn all cooks: 2014 movie "Chef" is fantastic...

    1. Irritable1


      Mmm, actually it's just fun. Plot took a sudden turn from Cheery into Wildly Improbable...

  7. New poetry prompt in 10.. 9... 8....

  8. Irritable1

    That Guy

    I've never wondered, because I agree--someone needs to do it and it seems to me you do a good job. Maybe you should talk to someone about fostering
  9. My hands smell of chicken and I'm not ashamed.

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    2. MarcW


      finger licking good

    3. WestcliffWriter


      Been a while since I had my hands on one of those. lol

    4. Irritable1


      I'm really not sure what we're talking about anymore....

  10. There should be overexcited parrots at EVERY child's birthday party. AWK!

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    2. Bucket1


      Lol I can only imagine

    3. Irritable1


      I don't know what was more hilarious: the parrot that completely lost it; the mom who walked in, saw the parrots, and fled, saying, "I'm scared," abandoning both sons; the moment when my mom lost it and started shouting, "I CAN'T SEE, I CAN'T SEE," completely taking over the audience; or when the handler started responding to my mom on FaceTime to try and calm things down. I can't believe we were worried about the expense. It was worth every penny, and more.

    4. Bucket1


      This makes pirates all over the world smile. Love the chaos

  11. Hollandaise is a WIN!

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    2. Cole Matthews

      Cole Matthews

      Hahaha! I love the reference to Porcupines Irri! Makes me smile.

    3. Bleu


      How did he/she react to that definition?

    4. Irritable1


      He was unenthused, Bleu, because he doesn't like lemon juice, but he finished the bacon.

  12. I think I am just a terrible driver.

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    2. dughlas


      Or a moving violation involving fines, etc. ... feeling any better?

    3. Irritable1


      Yes thank you! And I'm making Hollandaise for breakfast today... I'm all excited. What did you have??

    4. dughlas


      Bloodwork this morning so brekkie had to wait, went to market after than took pup for a walk ... finally home and I'm eating spicy Thai noodles with beef that I picked up at market ... oh just bit into a bird pepper ...

  13. Help. This sneer's stuck to my face.

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    2. Irritable1


      Oooo. Sounds like someone's all set for pain perdu!


    3. Ron


      French toast is exactly it!

    4. Irritable1


      Ron. This is french bread. Come on now.

  14. My toothbrush missing this morning, found it tucked into one of the slats in the blind. This is getting a bit beyond me now.

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    2. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      If he does this in March, I wonder what will happen on April First !

    3. Ron


      It's like Elf on the shelf but with a toothbrush. How exciting! LOL

    4. Irritable1


      The odd thing is, we were too tired to joke around either last night or this morning. But I'm a bit distempered right now so maybe I'm projecting, who knows.

  15. Eh, as a casual reader with nothing invested I don't mind reading a bit and moving on if I don't like what I find at an amateur site. A Master of Fine Arts program is supposed to be the real deal, heck I got turned down from one myself in my youth It's this guy's job to turn his students into serious writers. If I were even just getting paid to teach writing to adults in any program and my students refused to read or write, I'd fail 'em. That's what I don't get. Why is he wasting time getting upset? Kick them out of class and move on.
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