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24 minutes ago, Texas Tillie said:

 

I can't get to the top shelf in my kitchen cabinets, even with a stool. I can see glasses up there that are greasy looking with dust on top of that!! 

 

Sadly, I relate, Patty. 🙄

 

I could elaborate, but that’s the short version......

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7 hours ago, Roland4 said:

 

We got a set of those crockery bowls, complete with little weaved straw "coasters", as a wedding shower present 'lo those almost 40 years ago!! Still use them to this day, but mostly for serving chili!! 🙂

 

Chili, you say? Chili?

 

Well, prepare to step into the arena:

 

Protein: ground or chunks? (And get that veggie chili stuff right outta here)

 

And the biggie: beans or no?

 

(And if Patty doesn't chime in on this, well, I shall fear for her well being.)  

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45 minutes ago, KenzSailing said:

 (And get that veggie chili stuff right outta here)

 

9.9999 out of every 10 Californians polled don't like you no more. 

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8 hours ago, KenzSailing said:

 

Chili, you say? Chili?

 

Well, prepare to step into the arena:

 

Protein: ground or chunks? (And get that veggie chili stuff right outta here)

 

And the biggie: beans or no?

 

(And if Patty doesn't chime in on this, well, I shall fear for her well being.)  

 

I think you mentioned me because Texans are "supposed" to be opposed to beans in chili, but I have no real opposition to beans in chili!! I can trace my Texas roots back to about 1850, too. 😲

 

Patty

 

P.S. Just looked in my pantry, I have 2 cans of Wolf Brand Chili, turkey chili, no beans. The brand is now owned by Con Agra, but the address on the label is still Fort Worth, Texas!

 

 

 

 

 

Patty

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14 hours ago, KenzSailing said:

 

Chili, you say? Chili?

 

Well, prepare to step into the arena:

 

Protein: ground or chunks? (And get that veggie chili stuff right outta here)

 

And the biggie: beans or no?

 

(And if Patty doesn't chime in on this, well, I shall fear for her well being.)  

 

I may have been born at night, but it wasn't last night!!! I know better than to get into the middle of an American discussion (AKA-dogfight) over what is or is not "chili""!!😁😁

 

For the record, and not open to discussion, our "family" recipe is an amalgamation of styles, including ground beef, peppers and beans plus three variants of chili powder. 

 

Many, many years ago my father-in-law and half a dozen friends would go moose hunting in far northern Ontario and mom-in-law would make "moose camp" chili (no beans) that was so intensely spicy I swear it would strip paint at 100 yards. She would freeze it in large bags for easy transport, but to this day I have no idea how it froze as it generated its own internal heat from the chili powder she put in it!!!! 

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Serenity’s arrival into the Hawaiian Islands on December 27, 2018 dovetails  nicely with the present day chili debacle. The typical well-traveled Crystal cruiser will already be familiar with Hawaii’s love affair with Spam. And, yes, the island delicacy does indeed make its way into a bowl of chili. 

 

https://pinkyspantry.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/chili-con-spam/

 

Now whether or not Spam makes it into chili at the chic Maryland Chez Kenz is a mystery I can only hope will be solved before we close out the year 2020. Just add it to a growing list of things I wish not to carry over into 2021. 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, BEAV said:

Serenity’s arrival into the Hawaiian Islands on December 27, 2018 dovetails  nicely with the present day chili debacle. The typical well-traveled Crystal cruiser will already be familiar with Hawaii’s love affair with Spam. And, yes, the island delicacy does indeed make its way into a bowl of chili. 

 

https://pinkyspantry.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/chili-con-spam/

 

Now whether or not Spam makes it into chili at the chic Maryland Chez Kenz is a mystery I can only hope will be solved before we close out the year 2020. Just add it to a growing list of things I wish not to carry over into 2021. 

 

 

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I always held Hawaii as the king of Spam, but McDonalds introduction of the Span and Oreo (!) burger in the China market really had me thinking there might be some growing competition.

 

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/mcdonalds-china-oreo-spam-burger-intl-hnk/index.html

 

I'm guessing that generous squirt of mayo really pulls it all together.  

 

With that, does that make an Oreo crumble the appropriate topping of Spam chili?  🤔🐷

 

Vince

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1 hour ago, BWIVince said:

 

I always held Hawaii as the king of Spam, but McDonalds introduction of the Span and Oreo (!) burger in the China market really had me thinking there might be some growing competition.

 

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/mcdonalds-china-oreo-spam-burger-intl-hnk/index.html

 

I'm guessing that generous squirt of mayo really pulls it all together.  

 

With that, does that make an Oreo crumble the appropriate topping of Spam chili?  🤔🐷

 

Vince

 

And I thought moose chili sounded outrageous (no offense to our friendly neighbors to the North). 

 

When/if Crystal gets back to sailing, I can easily see Spam/Oreo burgers being featured once a week as “Burger of the Day” at Trident. After all, the Oreo crumbles at the ice cream counter are mere steps away from the grill. 

Easy peasy.

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14 minutes ago, BEAV said:

 

And I thought moose chili sounded outrageous (no offense to our friendly neighbors to the North). 

 

When/if Crystal gets back to sailing, I can easily see Spam/Oreo burgers being featured once a week as “Burger of the Day” at Trident. After all, the Oreo crumbles at the ice cream counter are mere steps away from the grill. 

Easy peasy.

 

...That just makes you wonder how many other toppings off the ice cream bar work (-ish?) on a Spam burger?  lol

 

I posted the last message on my iPad and autocorrect changed Spam to Span -- even autocorrect was like, "uh, no -- that can't possibly be what he meant to go with Oreo."

 

Vince

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51 minutes ago, BEAV said:

 

And I thought moose chili sounded outrageous (no offense to our friendly neighbors to the North). 

 

When/if Crystal gets back to sailing, I can easily see Spam/Oreo burgers being featured once a week as “Burger of the Day” at Trident. After all, the Oreo crumbles at the ice cream counter are mere steps away from the grill. 

Easy peasy.

 

That was "moose camp" chili, as in chili made at home to take to moose camp! Moose actually tastes pretty good, although I only had it twice that I know of. Very lean compared to beef, you actually have to "lard" a moose roast to get any kind of gravy, but not as heavy a game taste as the venison that I have had in restaurants on occasion.

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Larry,

 

Three kinds of chili powder in your chili?  That's impressive.  Pray tell, what are they?

 

Patty, Texans are obligated to have an opinion about chili.  It's in the state constitution.

 

As to the rest of youze, don't make me turn this car around...

 

(PS: made a lovely spinach dip this afternoon.  I just realized, to my eternal shame, it's vegetarian?!

Oh well, at least it has dairy.)

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43 minutes ago, KenzSailing said:

Larry,

 

Three kinds of chili powder in your chili?  That's impressive.  Pray tell, what are they?

 

Patty, Texans are obligated to have an opinion about chili.  It's in the state constitution.

 

As to the rest of youze, don't make me turn this car around...

 

(PS: made a lovely spinach dip this afternoon.  I just realized, to my eternal shame, it's vegetarian?!

Oh well, at least it has dairy.)

 Your garden variety chili powder, ancho chili powder and chipotle chili powder. Keep in mind these are probably not the "authentic" powders one finds in various parts of the US of A, but up here in the Frozen North we use what we have.😁 We do have the actual chilies at certain times of year too. Our maintenance guy grows his own scotch bonnet peppers and gave us a bottle of his pickled carrots with a slice of scotch bonnet. We have not had the courage to open it yet!!!🙃

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4 hours ago, BEAV said:

 

And I thought moose chili sounded outrageous (no offense to our friendly neighbors to the North). 

 

When/if Crystal gets back to sailing, I can easily see Spam/Oreo burgers being featured once a week as “Burger of the Day” at Trident. After all, the Oreo crumbles at the ice cream counter are mere steps away from the grill. 

Easy peasy.

We had 3 moose in the yard today.  One named Strawberry, another Chocolate, and the baby this summer is named Mickey.    Unfortunately Minnie hasn't been seen since August, so I assume didn't survive.  (Dinner for our cougar, I'm sure.)  I am an avid gardener, and they have hooves the size of dinner plates, so not my favourite garden guests.

 

Great idea for next year's calves - Spam and Oreo!

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For several years after my mother's death (2001) my brother set up a family get-together somewhere in a more or less warm weather beach setting.  In 2002 it was in Sullivan's Island, SC (across the harbor from Ft. Sumter).  I was out for this sunrise in 2002:

 

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Roy

 

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Early morning December 28, 2018 found Serenity approaching Honolulu. We were lucky to snag an outdoor table on the aft of Marketplace to enjoy breakfast, as well as soak up the views and delicious warm, tropical weather. A thrill to be in shorts and T-shirt weather in December! 

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4 hours ago, ChatKat in Ca. said:

Well, I am happy to be in the minority 0.0001

If you Google Chasen's Chili, you'd see that 9.9999 is probably fake news

 

Ya busted me. 

 

On the other hand, I’ve got to admit the Chasen’s does sound pretty good! 

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My last 2 2020 sunrises are almost a reflection of the way 2020 has been, not the greatest.  A fitting closing to a year I wish I could forget.  This one is from my one and only New Years cruise, the last season of MS Ryndam in 2014-2015.

 

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Roy

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December 30, 2018 found Serenity anchored off Kona on the Big Island. Joe and Dee Alban, passengers on the Holiday cruise, invited a bus load of fellow sailors and crew to their coffee farm. A fun day roaming around their farm as well as getting the rare chance to rub elbows with favorite crew members on their off hours. 

 

 

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