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  • We made our first batch of pasta sauce today.
    • 1 14 quart electric turkey roaster, filled to the brim with roma tomatoes, onions, garlic, and a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices. Set roaster to 350 degrees F and stir occasionally.  After about half of the liquid has boiled off, hit with stick blender until you get your desired consistency.  Can using your preferred method.
    • I had the brilliant idea of putting the roaster out on our porch, thereby putting its heat outside where I’m not paying for air conditioning, about three hours after the sauce had started simmering.
    • I guess I need to can this stuff tonight.  Otherwise, the raccoons are likely to spend the night on our porch doing bad Pacino imitations and singing “Atsa Matta For You?“.
  • Boo announced this evening that he wants to get better at dodgeball.
    • I immediately started trying to remember where all of my wrenches are.
    • I’m sure I won’t be allowed to give advice on shot placement for maximum damage.
  • I had to have a long conversation with Derby about personal space.  She just couldn’t understand that when I’m relaxing on the couch, I do not need a 35 pound dog laying on top of me.
  • Irish Woman bought alligator meat at our local grocery store for dinner tonight.
    • I wasn’t aware that we had come into so much money.
    • It occurs to me that at Boo’s age, I did not know what lobster, crab, alligator, fresh shrimp tasted like. My son has not only sampled all of these and more, but has been assured that he will be having them again.
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  1. John in Philly

     /  September 18, 2017

    Pasta sauce. Much the same except we use the large crock pot uncovered and simmer overnight. Good results.

    I remember eating shrimp growing up because of a family recipe going back to when my father’s parents lived in Louisiana. The other seafood I didn’t try until much later in life.


  2. Phssthpok

     /  September 18, 2017

    First time I tried Cow’s tongue (8-9ish yrs old) I rather enjoyed it. Fast forward 10 years or so and my reaction was nigh unto projectile vomiting the moment I took my first bite.


  3. Heh, first world problem on the food… And good luck with the pasta sauce. I gave up on that, since my kids thought it was just weak chili… sigh


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