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Phillip Allen
08-15-2009, 04:51 PM
keeping onions longer and potato(e)s longer and such...?

Phillip Allen
08-15-2009, 05:01 PM
that's a different thread...

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
08-15-2009, 05:08 PM
keeping onions longer and potato(e)s longer and such...?


Don't buy more than you need just because it's on sale.

Canoeyawl
08-15-2009, 05:42 PM
Put 'em in the fridge...

SMARTINSEN
08-15-2009, 05:44 PM
Put 'em in the fridge...


..........or dig a root cellar.

Phillip Allen
08-15-2009, 05:50 PM
okay, okay...get back to your usual grousing...

Phillip Allen
08-15-2009, 06:47 PM
nope...I like cats...tell Milo (and I'll peek)

bluedog225
08-15-2009, 07:15 PM
Making one may be legal (depends on state-in Texas it is a firearm). Selling it may get the BATF involved.....leave the poor kitty alone.....:D

bluedog225
08-15-2009, 07:20 PM
keeping onions longer and potato(e)s longer and such...?

Potatoes in fridge or root cellar 40's F.). Can last 6 months in think. The cold converts starch to sugar and they will turn brown when cooked at high enough temp(carmalized sugar). If left out, they may convert back to starch. Varies by type of spud. Don't freeze. Keep in dark. Don't eat green parts or sprouts. The goal is to eat them before they sprout or develop green on the skin.

University of Iowa or Indiana or some such place has lots of research on storing potatoes (by the silo) so they take it pretty seriously.

seanz
08-15-2009, 07:24 PM
University of Iowa or Indiana or sume such place has lots of research on storing potatoes (by the silo) so they take it pretty seriously.

Idaho, p'raps?
:)

Phil Heffernan
08-15-2009, 07:26 PM
Best suggestion I could make is, Go find a woman! ;o)

PH

Captain Blight
08-15-2009, 07:28 PM
Use cold water to soak out bloodstains.

Try to learn to cook a meal without opening a can or a box.

Mop at least once a week.

Scrub the toilet every time you stand up and buckle your belt.

A splash of cologne is not a substitute for a shower.

Shang
08-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Don't buy more potatoes than you can use in a week or two.

Or if you happen to buy a few extras and the leftover ones begin to sprout,
plant the sprouted ones in the garden (or around the edges of your compost pile) and harvest them as new potatoes later.

However PhilHeff's advice has merit for a lot of reasons.

Captain Blight
08-15-2009, 07:40 PM
Oh, yeah.




Wipe until the paper's clean. Very important tip.

Shang
08-15-2009, 07:41 PM
Use cold water to soak out bloodstains.

Try to learn to cook a meal without opening a can or a box.

Mop at least once a week.

Scrub the toilet every time you stand up and buckle your belt.

A splash of cologne is not a substitute for a shower.


Do your shopping around the edges of the supermarket where there are healthy things, not the center aisles where the cans and boxes are kept.

Consider becoming vegetarian (No! Wait! I can explain!). It's less expensive than making your meals meat-centered, and you'll be healthier for it. Oh, and the food tastes good too.

Don't eat Milo's cat no matter what Mike is hinting about.

bluedog225
08-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Idaho, p'raps?
:)

That's it. I don't get out much....:o

Phillip Allen
08-15-2009, 07:46 PM
Best suggestion I could make is, Go find a woman! ;o)

PH

ever have a favorite food so often that you "burn out" on it? Perhaps after consuming a truckload of green beans in a year you get to where you don't have any interest in that particular favorite food anymore

I kind of had a similar experience with crazy women...too many crazy women and, like a good looking "dish" of green beans, I can still think "that looks good" but looking is as close as I want to get any more...I've et way too many green beans to ever need to do that again!

Captain Blight
08-15-2009, 07:50 PM
You get the best sex fromn crazy women, Philip. Sad but true.

OOoh, I watched Shoot 'Em Up last night. Paul giamatti has a great line: "Ya know why a pistol's better than a wife? You can put a silencer on a pistol."

Shang
08-15-2009, 07:51 PM
Read The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection by Michael Ruhlman… it won’t turn you into a master chef but it’s good reading and an inspiration.

…Then for further inspiration read Ruhlman‘s Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard. (I notice that Amazon is listing a used copy for a dollar ninety-eight.)

Phil Heffernan
08-15-2009, 07:54 PM
.I've et way too many green beans to ever need to do that again!

Come on Phillip, don't never give up on love...:cool: It comes in cycles, I'll admit, but looking for fine women is one of the best past times for a man! ;)

PH

Shang
08-15-2009, 07:56 PM
By the way, I am baking tonight.
My Lady assures me that she would still love me if I wasn't making fresh bread and chocolate chip cookies,
but I'm not taking any chances.

Shang
08-15-2009, 11:23 PM
My wife dont clean or cook but the way she looks she dont have to!!!!:D

The old Pennsylvania Dutch saying says: "Kissin' don't last, cookin' does."
But don't you believe it... you can have both for the rest of your lives.

Larks
08-16-2009, 01:14 AM
When your spuds go off get a length of pipe, capped at one end with small hole in it, shove the spud down the pipe, fill cavity behind spud through hole with aerosol, take a match, line up cat....................or noisy neighbour upstairs .......

But, if you don't have a length of pipe, keep your spuds in a hessian bag in the dark rather than in the fridge.

skuthorp
08-16-2009, 04:23 AM
I have a handy dandy tip on how to get rid of feral cats in the city limits without firing a shot.

Warm milk and asprin. Any suggestions for stopping the wallabies eating the new growth on the fruit trees? (And don't forget they can jump)

LeeG
08-16-2009, 04:49 AM
don't accumulate multiple empty containers. If you haven't seen the bottom of the sink in a few weeks it's time to do the dishes. If the fruit flies have a regular flight pattern it's time to mop the floor. If you can't see the floor it's time to call the kids and ask for help getting stuff to the recycling center.

LeeG
08-16-2009, 04:51 AM
if in doubt,,ask Ish

PeterSibley
08-16-2009, 05:37 AM
Warm milk and asprin. Any suggestions for stopping the wallabies eating the new growth on the fruit trees? (And don't forget they can jump)

Warm milk and asprin ?? ....a cat poison ?

Fruit trees ...1/2 " bird mesh wrapped around ,a few layers ,lightly tied in place around the trunk .....if they're eating the bark ?.

skuthorp
08-16-2009, 08:16 AM
Cats and aspirin don't mix, or so I've heard. Wrecks their liver.
As a kid in the country we often shot feral cats. They got rather big, and two of us shot 60 in a fortnight one year.

Eating the new leaves Peter, or will as ours are new in the ground mostly. Rabbits eat the bark, but a chilli spray generally fixes that.

Tom Montgomery
08-16-2009, 08:44 AM
Old bachelor home ec? Keep the pantry stocked with ramen and bananas and the fridge stocked with beer. Always keep a clean change of underwear on hand. Keep up-to-date on the utilities, cable, and IP payments. Join netflix. Check the oil level in the pickup truck at every fuel fill-up. Regularly trim the nose hair.

Mrleft8
08-16-2009, 09:09 AM
Don't leave tools out at night! ;)

Pirate-at-heart
08-16-2009, 09:24 AM
Become a vegetarian!
Sing loudly as you peel potatoes.
Walk with a funny limp in the market to attract sympathy.
Dont eat Fava beans - they are cursed by redheaded French witches.
Always sniff your milk before consumption begins.
Acknowledge to all your neighbors the superiority of Celtic music.
Make your own water-ice when it gets hot outside. Lemon only, please.
Cookies for dinner is a good thing.
Underwear only improves with age.
Make awkward passes at pretty 20-year-old women just for the halibut.
Learn how to spell words like "Bachelors."
Stop eating ice cream. Veal is cruel.
Laugh longer and louder than anyone else in the asylum.
Spend exactly one hour a day staring at pretty leaves and flowers.
Sleep when you wanna, wake when you wanna, and fart when you wanna. The hell and be damned with the idiocy of marriage.

Phillip Allen
08-16-2009, 11:25 AM
Become a vegetarian!
Sing loudly as you peel potatoes.
Walk with a funny limp in the market to attract sympathy.
Dont eat Fava beans - they are cursed by redheaded French witches.
Always sniff your milk before consumption begins.
Acknowledge to all your neighbors the superiority of Celtic music.
Make your own water-ice when it gets hot outside. Lemon only, please.
Cookies for dinner is a good thing.
Underwear only improves with age.
Make awkward passes at pretty 20-year-old women just for the halibut.
Learn how to spell words like "Bachelors."
Stop eating ice cream. Veal is cruel.
Laugh longer and louder than anyone else in the asylum.
Spend exactly one hour a day staring at pretty leaves and flowers.
Sleep when you wanna, wake when you wanna, and fart when you wanna. The hell and be damned with the idiocy of marriage.

Ya know...that pirate guy may not be so bad after all :)

Glen Longino
08-16-2009, 11:38 AM
Don't buy any white food, i.e. potatoes, onions, rice, cauliflower, wheat flour etc.
Substitute corn, chili peppers, corn meal, pinto beans.
Nobody ever became a lardass eating cornbread, beans, and chili peppers.
And you won't have to worry about women hanging around you.

Nanoose
08-16-2009, 01:18 PM
My first advice would be for them to stop living in the bilge...:rolleyes:

Phillip Allen
08-16-2009, 02:12 PM
My first advice would be for them to stop living in the bilge...:rolleyes:

and just WHICH gender is this advice coming from...? :) (do I get credit for not spelling which...witch?)

:) (note the smiley....please)

Shang
08-16-2009, 04:30 PM
"...Acknowledge to all your neighbors the superiority of Celtic music..."

...by turning the volume up to Nine and not answering the phone.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
08-16-2009, 10:05 PM
This thread needs more photos.


http://www.hahakiri.com/wp-content/uploads/_FartPropellant.jpg

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
08-16-2009, 11:06 PM
The young bachelors eat pizza and fast food.
The old bachelors have learned it's cheaper and more healthy to cook big meals and use the microwave to heat it up for a few days.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
08-17-2009, 02:09 AM
I'm sure you'd be biting the bubbles bobbys.
Probably tastes like this...


http://www.sweatnspice.com/prodimages/Hooter_Hot_Wing_Sauce.jpg

Phillip Allen
08-17-2009, 03:10 AM
for supper last night I had two cheeze and onion sandwitches

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
08-17-2009, 03:28 AM
taters for breakfast?

Old Sailor
08-17-2009, 07:33 AM
Put the bacon and sausage links in the freezer.
Old Sailor

Nanoose
08-17-2009, 10:45 AM
Cheese and onion?!? :eek: Well, there...that's the problem. Onions on your breath.

May I suggest cheese and tomato instead. ;)....maybe on a bit of bacon. Yum :)

Paul Pless
08-17-2009, 10:47 AM
for supper last night I had two cheeze and onion sandwitchesno braunschweiger?

Phillip Allen
08-17-2009, 12:08 PM
Mike...you and bobby are either gonna get sore or have an "accident"