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Re: First signs of season

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:50 am
by Pumpkin_Head
Heatwaves not withstanding, I ordered "The Car" on DVD, "Trick R Treat" the 1986 version on DVD, and the original Universal Monster "Dracula" Legacy Collection on Blue Ray, and they should be arriving no later then Tuesday of next week. I also bought some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups at Aldi's yesterday. They weren't Halloween specific, but the packaging color is orang, black and yellow, and I was in the mood. And I originally said I was going to cook out on the grill for Halloween, but if I can swing it, I just might slow cook a brisket roast in the crock pot instead. I'll roast it with onions, garlic, corn and potatoes.

Mike


Re: First signs of season

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:03 am
by Murfreesboro
That sounds so good!

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:14 am
by Murfreesboro
My husband went to Kroger yesterday and brought home two ceramic jack-o-lanterns, one orange and one white!

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:35 am
by Andybev01
Sounds like he's a keeper. :)

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:26 pm
by Pumpkin_Head
I just got in the 1986 version of "Trick or Treat" on DVD, and just a note, that Friday September 13th if 'Little Halloween.' There's a sign of the upcoming season.

Mike

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:47 am
by Murfreesboro
Andybev01 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:35 am
Sounds like he's a keeper. :)
Lol, yes, I will have kept him for 38 years this October.

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:27 pm
by Pumpkin_Head
the mail dude handed my "The Car" DVD just as I finished mowing the lawn today. Another first sign of the season.

Mike

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:44 am
by Murfreesboro
I used my new Instapot to make butternut squash soup last night. Yum!

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:24 pm
by Andybev01
We have an Instapot, but after watching some demonstrations I'm terrified to go near it.

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:47 pm
by Pumpkin_Head
What is an instapot?

Mike


Re: First signs of season

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:30 am
by Murfreesboro
It's a new-fangled pressure cooker. It can do many different things, saute, steam, slow cook, cook rice, etc, but mainly it's for cooking stuff fast.

Lol, Andy. I have probably owned this one for six mos and just now got brave enough to use it. I have never cooked with a pressure cooker before. It is a different beast, for sure.

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:06 pm
by Pumpkin_Head
My sister in law has one of those old fashioned stove top pressure cookers and it still works. She made stew in it once and it came out quite good. I wonder how good those new age pressure cookers do with brisket, pot-roast or Swiss Steak. I'm still pretty much a fan of the barbecue and my crock pot.

Mike


Re: First signs of season

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:23 pm
by Murfreesboro
I think they come in different sizes, but mine would be too small for brisket or a large pot roast. It is, however, perfect for soups, stews, and beans. They say you don't even have to pre-soak dried beans or peas.

Re: First signs of season

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:49 pm
by Pumpkin_Head
I like that idea, because I LOVE good baked beans with salt pork, but it takes two days, literally, to make. The beans usually have to soak for 24 hours before you can even begin to mix in the other ingredients and then they have to bake for ever. My mom made the absolute best I ever had in my life.

Mike


Re: First signs of season

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:56 pm
by Nostalgiascape
My teeth are growing sharp.