klezman


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mother wrote:BTW I took one for the team and guinea pigged Pat LaFriedas prime rib cooking method.

It is torture having to smell it so long before you can eat it, but the results are really good- great browning/crust, and the temperature is very damned even.

(I didn't do the au jus, and I used garlic/dry mustard/thyme/oregano instead of herbs de P)



I've had pretty good results with my normal method (high heat to sear, then lower heat, plus a but of rest time). Not seeing why the extra time and effort would really be worth it.

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mother wrote:BTW I took one for the team and guinea pigged Pat LaFriedas prime rib cooking method.

It is torture having to smell it so long before you can eat it, but the results are really good- great browning/crust, and the temperature is very damned even.

(I didn't do the au jus, and I used garlic/dry mustard/thyme/oregano instead of herbs de P)



I may have to do this next week.

What is your mix ratio for your rub? Equal parts of all?

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mother


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otolith wrote:I may have to do this next week.

What is your mix ratio for your rub? Equal parts of all?



I like garlic so I used 1 smaller clove per rib, I used probably a teaspoon of dry mustard, the assigned amount of fresh (coarsely) cracked pepper, and then roughly equal amounts of the thyme/oregano to get me up to the proper herb/butter ratio.

klezman wrote:I've had pretty good results with my normal method (high heat to sear, then lower heat, plus a but of rest time). Not seeing why the extra time and effort would really be worth it.



I'm an enthusiastic carnivore and Pat LaFrieda has by far the best burger blends in the universe, and a large number of the the steakhouses get their meat from him in NYC. He posted this method, it seemed like a huge PITA, so of course I had to try it.

It comes out better than my previous method (room temp roast, 450 oven, turned down to 300 after 15 minutes) and I actually like the results of seasoning with the compound butter at least as well as my previous season/sear/smear with mustard/crust with fresh horseradish routine. The compound butter is a lot frigging easier, and I think I'm going to replace a bit of the herbs with fresh horseradish next time I try it...

InFrom


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klezman wrote:I've had pretty good results with my normal method (high heat to sear, then lower heat, plus a but of rest time). Not seeing why the extra time and effort would really be worth it.

For someone who basically never cooks beef at home, I spent an inordinate amount of time recently reading all about this guy's contrarian prime-rib method. Basically, he cooks it to rare at a low temp, takes it out to let it rest while cranking the oven to its highest heat, and then shortly before serving time, briefly (like 8 mins, IIRC) returning it to the oven to get a crust. Sounded good to me!

MarkDaSpark


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klezman wrote:I've had pretty good results with my normal method (high heat to sear, then lower heat, plus a but of rest time). Not seeing why the extra time and effort would really be worth it.



I sense a Prime Rib cook-off in the future ...


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InFrom wrote:For someone who basically never cooks beef at home, I spent an inordinate amount of time recently reading all about this guy's contrarian prime-rib method. Basically, he cooks it to rare at a low temp, takes it out to let it rest while cranking the oven to its highest heat, and then shortly before serving time, briefly (like 8 mins, IIRC) returning it to the oven to get a crust. Sounded good to me!



I have to tell you, a little more of my deckle was proper temp than his, there is no need for the pan, and his method will take at least as long...

Regardless, either method should produce a well cooked roast beef.

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You people are making me hungry.

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How on earth did I get 7 QPs?

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When I'm bored I like to spam people on Facebook. It entertains me greatly.

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InFrom


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bhodilee wrote:When I'm bored I like to spam people on Facebook. It entertains me greatly.

People you know, friends of friends, or complete strangers?

bhodilee


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InFrom wrote:People you know, friends of friends, or complete strangers?



You know me well enough to know it's all of the above.

I specifically like friends of friends though. I like to imagine what goes through their head when they read what I write. I've been from Batshit to drunk homeless Satan tonight. I particularly like to pick someone really straightlaced and just get weird.

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InFrom


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bhodilee wrote:You know me well enough to know it's all of the above.

It does sound most entertaining.

chemvictim


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InFrom wrote:It does sound most entertaining.



Indeed it is. My facebook experience is better because of him.

MarkDaSpark


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bhodilee wrote:You know me well enough to know it's all of the above.

I specifically like friends of friends though. I like to imagine what goes through their head when they read what I write. I've been from Batshit to drunk homeless Satan tonight. I particularly like to pick someone really straightlaced and just get weird.



Just get weird?


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Backpack of Crap is up on Sport Woot. And just got confirmation for my Victory order.

Servers are slow tonight. The elves must be pushing the hamsters too fast!



Edit: Every purchaser must place their hand upon their heart and repeat this solemn vow: "I just bought something online with 'crap' in the title. I will, therefore, endeavor to find joy in receiving several items that Woot couldn't manage to sell otherwise, and suppress my curmudgeonly urges."


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Backpack of Crap is up on Sport Woot. And just got confirmation for my Victory order.

Servers are slow tonight. The elves must be pushing the hamsters too fast!



Edit: Every purchaser must place their hand upon their heart and repeat this solemn vow: "I just bought something online with 'crap' in the title. I will, therefore, endeavor to find joy in receiving several items that Woot couldn't manage to sell otherwise, and suppress my curmudgeonly urges."



I was going to buy one, but I was afraid I couldn't fulfill my oath.

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InFrom


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Backpack of Crap is up on Sport Woot. And just got confirmation for my Victory order.

Servers are slow tonight. The elves must be pushing the hamsters too fast!



Edit: Every purchaser must place their hand upon their heart and repeat this solemn vow: "I just bought something online with 'crap' in the title. I will, therefore, endeavor to find joy in receiving several items that Woot couldn't manage to sell otherwise, and suppress my curmudgeonly urges."

That was a real thing? I saw it today at about 6:15 on the woot checker app on my iDevice, and in my groggy state just assumed it was just a clever woot name for today's Sport deal. Little did I know it was ephemeral -- I missed out on the experience of trying for it, and being abjectly disappointed when I'm shut out. Drat!

bhodilee


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InFrom wrote:That was a real thing? I saw it today at about 6:15 on the woot checker app on my iDevice, and in my groggy state just assumed it was just a clever woot name for today's Sport deal. Little did I know it was ephemeral -- I missed out on the experience of trying for it, and being abjectly disappointed when I'm shut out. Drat!



I feel that way about marriage

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InFrom


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bhodilee wrote:I feel that way about marriage

I see a Hallmark card in the making...

bhodilee


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InFrom wrote:I see a Hallmark card in the making...



Something along the lines of [outside] Some lovely serene scene and embossed Dear Spouse (in gold, always in gold) [Inside] "I thought marriage would be the most magical adventure of my life, then I woke up next to you"

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mother


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bhodilee wrote:Something along the lines of [outside] Some lovely serene scene and embossed Dear Spouse (in gold, always in gold) [Inside] "I thought marriage would be the most magical adventure of my life, then I woke up next to you"


It needs to be a musical card that plays Mme Thenardie's bit from "Master of the House".

Stupid Woot message boards- cut and past http://youtu.be/aTZYSzxZcvA?t=3m50s or skip to 3:50...

MarkDaSpark


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bhodilee wrote:I was going to buy one, but I was afraid I couldn't fulfill my oath.



Yes, I can see where suppressing your curmudgeonly urges would be difficult.


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InFrom wrote:That was a real thing? I saw it today at about 6:15 on the woot checker app on my iDevice, and in my groggy state just assumed it was just a clever woot name for today's Sport deal. Little did I know it was ephemeral -- I missed out on the experience of trying for it, and being abjectly disappointed when I'm shut out. Drat!



Yep. Although your checker was off by hours. It sold out by Midnight PST, so probably around 2 AM CST.


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bhodilee wrote:Something along the lines of
[outside] Some lovely serene scene and embossed "Dear Spouse," (in gold, always in gold), down a few lines and continues with "I thought marriage would be the most magical adventure of my life,"
[Inside] "But then I woke up next to you"



IFTFY.


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bhodilee wrote:Something along the lines of [outside] Some lovely serene scene and embossed Dear Spouse (in gold, always in gold) [Inside] "I thought marriage would be the most magical adventure of my life, then I woke up next to you"

Somehow I think the spouse who gives this card will forevermore wake up [outside].

InFrom


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Yep. Although your checker was off by hours. It sold out by Midnight PST, so probably around 2 AM CST.

Just as well.

bhodilee


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MarkDaSpark wrote:IFTFY.



done, I write em, you proof red em ;)

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Why Facebook is a bad idea for me:

Hate filled snowman

as an American i am offended by the foreigners who get offended by OUR customs YOU OFFEND ME BY BEING IN MY COUNTRY AND WANTING TO FORCE YOUR WAYS AND BELIEFS ON ME? not going to happen all you get out of me is MERRY CHRISTMAS and when you go back to where you belong take one of your fellow country men with you



Bowtie: You aren't by chance Native American are you?

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bhodilee wrote:Why Facebook is a bad idea for me:

Hate filled snowman

Bowtie: You aren't by chance Native American are you?

Perfect! Care to share any response you got from the appreciative OP?

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bhodilee wrote:Why Facebook is a bad idea for me:

Hate filled snowman

Bowtie: You aren't by chance Native American are you?


His MERRY CHRISTMAS sounds more like BAH HUMBUG. Nobody is asking us to give up our Christmas traditions, just to be cognizant and respectful of the fact that people of other religions/cultures who are still every bit as American as the rest of us may celebrate different holidays than we do.

It's the thought that counts, more than the words used to convey that thought. Although I mostly say "Happy Holidays" anymore, I occasionally let a "Merry Christmas" slip, like I just did on the phone while confirming a dental appointment. Hopefully my tone of voice was enough to project the sincerity of my words regardless of whether the girl I spoke with celebrates Christmas or not.

The way I have heard some people say "Merry Christmas" this year (and last) seems overly purposeful, like they are more concerned with emphasizing the fact that they are shoving the word "Christmas" down your throat than they are with actually wanting to wish something nice for you.

That's just sad and it certainly doesn't embody the spirit of the Holiday which they hold so dear.

Peace on Earth, good will towards man.

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chipgreen wrote:Peace on Earth, good will towards man.



Get the hell out of here, hippy. And take your yuppy music with you.

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"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

bhodilee


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kylemittskus wrote:Get the hell out of here, hippy. And take your yuppy music with you.



yuppie

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chemvictim


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bhodilee wrote:Why Facebook is a bad idea for me:



I was told something very similar by a family member on facebook last night. Almost the exact same thing, although it took him a few posts to get all the ideas expressed.

kylemittskus


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bhodilee wrote:yuppie



Thank you. Never knew that.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

kylemittskus


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In other news, CT mobile site is up for logged-in users. It's pretty awesome.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

chemvictim


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chipgreen wrote:It's the thought that counts, more than the words used to convey that thought. Although I mostly say "Happy Holidays" anymore, I occasionally let a "Merry Christmas" slip, like I just did on the phone while confirming a dental appointment. Hopefully my tone of voice was enough to project the sincerity of my words regardless of whether the girl I spoke with celebrates Christmas or not.



I met one of my future neighbors out walking a few nights ago and she said "Merry Christmas," and then she looked unsure and said "happy holidays?" and she said, "oh f it, merry f'in christmas!" I returned the greeting and we laughed.

bhodilee


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chemvictim wrote:I was told something very similar by a family member on facebook last night. Almost the exact same thing, although it took him a few posts to get all the ideas expressed.



was that the batshit guy?

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bhodilee


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kylemittskus wrote:Thank you. Never knew that.



well, I am a yuppie. A hick yuppie

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chipgreen


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kylemittskus wrote:Get the hell out of here, hippy. And take your yuppy music with you.


Yeah, sorry... that post was better suited for Poli"ticks".

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chipgreen wrote:Peace on Earth, good will towards man.

Thinking originally this was
peace to men of good will
that makes much more sense.

chipgreen wrote:Yeah, sorry... that post was better suited for Poli"ticks".

..and yes, likely better there for the both of us.

CT

chemvictim


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bhodilee wrote:was that the batshit guy?



Indeed it was. He is my meanest relative. His idea of a practical joke one year was to tell me my cat had bitten him (I was away visiting my mom and dad) and was going to be put down for fear of rabies.