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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by GatorLurker, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Bazza

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    Yah - another fantastic day with LOTS of suffering! :)

    GT gained about 27 seconds but no time bonus so he's still got a bit to make up.

    Like you said - those Alps stages at the end of the week are going to be a fantastic way to end this year's event - a lot can happen - and it usually does.

    Agree on TP - he was amazing today - happy for him - and for the French!
     
  2. NitroSmoke

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    I think everyone here can appreciate this. Ive been on a strict ballpark diet for the last 10 days and have enjoyed every second of it. It has become blatantly clear to me from this thread that my cooking game is lacking. LOL. But there is no place on Earth Id rather be.
     
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  3. 74nole

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    Before Ms. Jan, Kayla, and Magnolia Grace head back to N. Ga., Tuesday they have requested BBQ chicken halves, fresh zipper peas, and fresh stewed yellow squash and vidalia onions and—of course jalapeño cornbread—

    Back porch afternoon ice cold longnecks always make the grilling more enjoyable—
     
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  4. 74nole

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    Afternoon and into the evening thunderstorms make the supper decision this evening easy—it’s time for a do-over on spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread—

    Ice cold longnecks while listening to the rain on the tin roof of the house and back porch are quite relaxing.....
     
  5. GatorLurker

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    Today my dad would have turn 100. He died just over ten years ago. He loved going to interior Mexico and loved the local cuisine so today I am making tingas de pollo y papas to be used as a soft corn taco filling with diced avocado and queso fresco in his honor. Tingas de pollo is shredded chicken with chipotle and a roasted tomato and onion sauce (with some other things) and "y papas" is with potatoes. Tingas de pollo is mostly from the middle of Mexico, but it has spread all over. The potatoes are made like a hash brown and added to the sauce. It adds a lovely texture.

    And my dad loved beer so cold Sam Adams Boston Lagers.
     
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  6. 74nole

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    Tip of the cap Lurk for cherishing the memories of your Dad!
     
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  7. Bazza

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    Very nice, Lurk...much respect to you for your post and for the tribute.

    Today my step-father would have been 102. He passed away 11 years ago.

    He and my Mom did a heap of traveling after he retired from the postal service but I don't believe they ever made it to Mexico. I will check and report back.

    Mom just gave me a bag with a bunch of maps they had collected from some of their trips.

    She's trying to reduce how much stuff she has so it won't be a burden to her family when she passes away.

    How did we win the lottery with such wonderful parents?
     
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  8. 74nole

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    Well, I knew this day was coming it just got here quicker than I thought it would—found out Kayla and Alan had “borrowed” some of my Pat’s Homade BBQ sauce and I used my last on the chicken halves I did a couple of nights ago.

    Tonight it will be 1” thick bone-in pork chops on the grill seasoned with coarse black pepper and Everglades seasoning. Fresh Bi-color cob corn will join the chops at a point and there’s a pot of fresh green beans and new potatoes on the stove. I’ll be using Everglades Gourmet BBQ Mopping Sauce on my last two turns....I’m sure it’s good, just at a different price point as we have discussed here before.

    And Oh yes, the ice cold longnecks will do their part to make the evening meal a success.....
     
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  9. Bazza

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    Oh my.....sincerest condolences. You may have to fly your flag at half mast...... :(
     
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  10. Bazza

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    More sad news...today I ate the last hoagie roll on hand. Sacrificed for a turkey breast sub.

    Almost out of milk too.

    Things are getting desperate around here!

    :confused:
     
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  11. GatorLurker

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    My wife found some somewhere and I now have four bottles.
     
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  12. GatorStu1

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    AWESOME recovery Bill............ When you don't have your "fastball" out of the pen, you have to rely on your secondary "pitches"............:ninja3::ninja3::ninja3:
     
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  13. GatorLurker

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    Grilling freshly ground chuck burgers tonight. Grinding your own always tastes better. I always add a little sea salt and Worcestershire sauce to the chuck that I cut into 1" cubes and put in the freezer for 30 minutes before I grind with an antique grinder. I also freeze the plate and the screw.
     
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  14. GatorLurker

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    Alaphillipe won't have a technical descent to make up time Friday or Saturday at the end like he did today as they both end at the top of a climb, but he should be OK tomorrow as the final climb is not that long or steep. If he loses time I don't think it will be very much. I think he keeps yellow after tomorrow. Saturday's final climb is also not that steep, but it is LONG! If Mas gets dropped early on the last climb isolating Alaphillipe Ineos will attack Alaphillipe over and over again until he cracks or becomes a legend.
     
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  15. GatorLurker

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    Pat's Ho Made is a really good sauce that was super cheap. It is not the GOAT of sauces. It was just the greatest value of all time.

    I will miss it as well as my pocketbook.
     
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  16. defensewinschampionships

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    Marinated chicken breasts in Italian salad dressing, then grilled it. Put some asparagus in the air fryer with some olive oil and black pepper. Sautéed squash and onions in garlic and butter.
     
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  17. 74nole

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    Have you tried your asparagus, same seasonings, on the grill? Use a Teflon coated tray with holes to lay on your grill grates.
    Good stuff....
     
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  18. defensewinschampionships

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    Yes, but I always manage to burn them. Easier to control with the air fryer, plus my wife can keep an eye on them while I man the grill
     
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  19. Bazza

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    Good to see NQ get the stage win today. Would really love to see JA get the overall win though - just for the French people. That would be pretty epic! These next 2 days though....whoa....
     
  20. Bazza

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    This afternoon I brought some take out over to my Mom's for us. From Boston Fish House. Haddock, onion rings, and broc. salad.

    As always it was incredibly good. Check out the Haddock portions....the owner and I are friends and he always "hooks me up" - his words - even though I never talk to him when I place my order - somehow he knows it's from me when he sees the name Bazza. [​IMG]

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    Needless to say I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow and Mom has leftovers for lunch AND dinner - because she doesn't eat as much as I do...of course. :)
     
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