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2022-02-18 6:22:22 PM  
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2022-02-18 6:23:48 PM  
So I happened upon a good deal for some beef roasts (cheaper than chicken breast somehow) and was wondering what to do with it, and I though of last year when I made corned beef and cabbage on St. Patty's Day and how good the leftovers were as Reuben sandwiches. None of my local grocery stores stock curing salt, so I hit up Amazon to get some Prague Powder on Sunday, thinking I could start curing by Wednesday at the latest. When I checked my order the next day, I found that there was a huge delay in much of the things I ordered, as stuff like Prague powder and Tahitian vanilla bean isn't really kept in stock in their local warehouses in Tennessee, and I wouldn't be getting it until next Tuesday.

So, assuming I get it then, I get to defrost my beef roast, then boil and cool my cure liquid, then start curing on Wednesday. Ten days later will be the following Saturday, when I can slow-cook the roast. Finally, after letting it rest overnight, I'll be able to actually cook up my Reuben sandwich - three weeks after I first envisioned the idea.

I'm the kind of guy that might buy a turkey a week before Thanksgiving, and then decide what else to make the day before. I've never before planned a meal three weeks ahead of time, let alone something as mundane as a sandwich. This had better be one fine sandwich. Come to think of it, I've probably got enough time to pickle the sauerkraut as well. And maybe age the cheese. And learn how to bake my own rye bread.

Anyway, take the Quiz and come back and tell us what's taking so long for you to get since you ordered it.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.
 
2022-02-18 6:25:19 PM  
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2022-02-18 6:41:10 PM  
Staues?
 
2022-02-18 6:51:45 PM  

fat boy: Staues?


Don't judge. Mine bends to the left.
 
2022-02-18 6:51:54 PM  

ox45tallboy: [c.tenor.com image 498x498]


Meanwhile, its Friday night, my wife and daughter decided to start binging Chuck from the beginning, for the second time, i don't feel like cooking, but i got a nice griddle pan for Christmas. I can make 4 grilled cheese at a time. Warming up tomato soup from a can.

After reading that, this feels... lame.  But, they both love my grilled cheese, even thiugh i dont do anything besides bread and 2 slices of cheddar and/or swiss.

/real cheese. American slices are disgusting.
 
2022-02-18 6:55:01 PM  
You may have better shipping times (and certainly better quality) buying from Penzeys.
 
2022-02-18 7:05:14 PM  

fat boy: Staues?

Weird

staues.
 
2022-02-18 7:06:23 PM  
Welp, that didn't work out...
 
2022-02-18 7:06:31 PM  
staues is French for something
 
2022-02-18 7:06:38 PM  
Issues? How about clicking the wrong answer by mistake? We need an 'undo' feature like Gmail has for absent-minded folks like myself.
 
2022-02-18 7:14:37 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: staues is French for something


Yeah, French for "I need a new keyboard".
 
2022-02-18 7:19:36 PM  
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2022-02-18 7:22:26 PM  

Petey4335: ox45tallboy: [c.tenor.com image 498x498]

Meanwhile, its Friday night, my wife and daughter decided to start binging Chuck from the beginning, for the second time, i don't feel like cooking, but i got a nice griddle pan for Christmas. I can make 4 grilled cheese at a time. Warming up tomato soup from a can.

After reading that, this feels... lame.  But, they both love my grilled cheese, even thiugh i dont do anything besides bread and 2 slices of cheddar and/or swiss.

/real cheese. American slices are disgusting.


That's not lame at all. I think preparing food for others gives you awesome feels, no matter what it is. Your daughter will cherish nights like this as she gets older.
 
2022-02-18 7:25:29 PM  
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2022-02-18 7:29:30 PM  
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2022-02-18 7:35:17 PM  

Captain Orr: You may have better shipping times (and certainly better quality) buying from Penzeys.


Hmmm... they don't carry any curing salts. They do have vanilla bean, but 3 beans are $25. While I'm sure it's a high quality, there's no way I can afford that.
 
2022-02-18 7:59:53 PM  

ox45tallboy: Captain Orr: You may have better shipping times (and certainly better quality) buying from Penzeys.

Hmmm... they don't carry any curing salts. They do have vanilla bean, but 3 beans are $25. While I'm sure it's a high quality, there's no way I can afford that.


My mother has bought all her spices there for years, ever since one opened locally. Their strategy seems to be going a few steps above what you'd find in the supermarket spice racks - though it still doesn't beat homegrown, when it comes to various herbs like oregano.

That kind of markup on vanilla beans doesn't make much sense compared to what you'd find elsewhere. I think it's just a matter of knowing whether your customers are willing to pay more for less-frequently purchased items.
 
2022-02-18 8:31:44 PM  

ox45tallboy: I think preparing food for others gives you awesome feels, no matter what it is.


Yeah.  When I became a parent and watched my son enjoy something I cooked, I finally understood what motivated my Nonna to constantly feed us.

/"mangia!  mangia!"
//why, yes, I was a fat kid, how'd you guess?
 
2022-02-18 10:08:13 PM  

cyberspacedout: ox45tallboy: Captain Orr: You may have better shipping times (and certainly better quality) buying from Penzeys.

Hmmm... they don't carry any curing salts. They do have vanilla bean, but 3 beans are $25. While I'm sure it's a high quality, there's no way I can afford that.

My mother has bought all her spices there for years, ever since one opened locally. Their strategy seems to be going a few steps above what you'd find in the supermarket spice racks - though it still doesn't beat homegrown, when it comes to various herbs like oregano.

That kind of markup on vanilla beans doesn't make much sense compared to what you'd find elsewhere. I think it's just a matter of knowing whether your customers are willing to pay more for less-frequently purchased items.


The weirdest thing is that it seems their Mexican vanilla beans are the same price as the Madagascar ones.

The Tahitian ones I got from Amazon are $6 for a pack of five, which is what I would expect to pay at Kroger for Mexican ones.
 
2022-02-18 11:45:39 PM  
Woo, first time cracking 1000 without extra questions.
 
2022-02-19 12:13:21 AM  

Denjiro: Woo, first time cracking 1000 without extra questions.


I'm not bringing my corned beef to the 1000 club. And it won't be ready for another two weeks anyhow.
 
2022-02-19 1:09:55 AM  
I can't remember exactly what happened, but just as I was about to answer the very first question I was pulled away from my computer. I read the question but none of the answer choices. I just now went back to do the quiz and I can't get beyond the first question. Am I doomed to get a zero on the quiz?
 
2022-02-19 1:16:36 AM  

HammerHeadSnark: I can't remember exactly what happened, but just as I was about to answer the very first question I was pulled away from my computer. I read the question but none of the answer choices. I just now went back to do the quiz and I can't get beyond the first question. Am I doomed to get a zero on the quiz?


I'm not sure what's going on there. The Quiz is timed, so it could be that your time completely ran out.

Try doing a Ctrl-refresh on the page.
 
2022-02-19 1:26:44 AM  

ox45tallboy: HammerHeadSnark: I can't remember exactly what happened, but just as I was about to answer the very first question I was pulled away from my computer. I read the question but none of the answer choices. I just now went back to do the quiz and I can't get beyond the first question. Am I doomed to get a zero on the quiz?

I'm not sure what's going on there. The Quiz is timed, so it could be that your time completely ran out.

Try doing a Ctrl-refresh on the page.


I'll give that a try. Do I just hold down ctrl and the click the 'circly roundy thing?
 
2022-02-19 1:31:08 AM  

HammerHeadSnark: ox45tallboy: HammerHeadSnark: I can't remember exactly what happened, but just as I was about to answer the very first question I was pulled away from my computer. I read the question but none of the answer choices. I just now went back to do the quiz and I can't get beyond the first question. Am I doomed to get a zero on the quiz?

I'm not sure what's going on there. The Quiz is timed, so it could be that your time completely ran out.

Try doing a Ctrl-refresh on the page.

I'll give that a try. Do I just hold down ctrl and the click the 'circly roundy thing?


Well, that didn't work. I still get the msg saying I've already answered this ques. and no advancement to ques. two. I'll try to see if I can get to the easy quiz.
 
2022-02-19 2:26:06 AM  

HammerHeadSnark: HammerHeadSnark: ox45tallboy: HammerHeadSnark: I can't remember exactly what happened, but just as I was about to answer the very first question I was pulled away from my computer. I read the question but none of the answer choices. I just now went back to do the quiz and I can't get beyond the first question. Am I doomed to get a zero on the quiz?

I'm not sure what's going on there. The Quiz is timed, so it could be that your time completely ran out.

Try doing a Ctrl-refresh on the page.

I'll give that a try. Do I just hold down ctrl and the click the 'circly roundy thing?

Well, that didn't work. I still get the msg saying I've already answered this ques. and no advancement to ques. two. I'll try to see if I can get to the easy quiz.


I've emailed the dev team about this. I can't promise a fix, but they like to be kept abreast of any technical issues encountered.
 
2022-02-19 2:51:24 AM  
Thank you for your efforts on my behalf. I look forward to the quizzes even though it's been years since I've scored in the top ten.
 
2022-02-19 2:44:34 PM  

HammerHeadSnark: Thank you for your efforts on my behalf. I look forward to the quizzes even though it's been years since I've scored in the top ten.


Okay, the dev team has reset you. You should be able to take it now.
 
2022-02-19 2:52:29 PM  
4 out of 11. i am dumb
 
2022-02-19 2:59:45 PM  
The quiz gods are fixing the universe. 5/11 to make up for two weeks where I got 10/11
 
2022-02-19 3:03:16 PM  
2/11. lol. worst ever. I am beaming with pride right now
 
2022-02-19 3:12:21 PM  

ox45tallboy: HammerHeadSnark: Thank you for your efforts on my behalf. I look forward to the quizzes even though it's been years since I've scored in the top ten.

Okay, the dev team has reset you. You should be able to take it now.


Yay! I got to take both quizzes. Boo: I got 7 right on each. Best part? I got to read the blurbs and questions (and answers) and be part of the community of quiz takers thanks to the efforts of ox45tallboy and the dev team. My thanks to everyone who fixed things for me. I will never click "start the quiz" if there is (or think there is) a household fire pending -- I promise. There was no fire.
 
2022-02-19 3:30:58 PM  

berylman: 2/11. lol. worst ever. I am beaming with pride right now


Bet you can't top this.

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2022-02-19 3:35:57 PM  

ox45tallboy: berylman: 2/11. lol. worst ever. I am beaming with pride right now

Bet you can't top this.

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I don't see how that's possible. I got 10/11 and I wasn't trying to pay attention to the news at all this past week.  I might have a too-much-nose-to-the-news problem that needs to be addressed.
 
2022-02-19 9:49:58 PM  
Hey, do I get anything for winning the easy quiz three weeks in a row?
 
2022-02-19 10:22:17 PM  

LizardOnAStick: Hey, do I get anything for winning the easy quiz three weeks in a row?


I'd offer some corned beef, but, well...
 
2022-02-20 12:33:41 AM  

LizardOnAStick: Hey, do I get anything for winning the easy quiz three weeks in a row?


Why yes!  Here ya go:

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/congratulations!
 
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