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B.C.

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 1 year ago

    Well, I really didn’t mean to start all that yesterday. Really!!! I didn’t!!!!


    To those who addressed me directly (after my rant), JPuzzleWhiz ,dzw3030, AStarofDestiny, Jeff081, and Bruno Zeigerts , thank you for your good wishes.

    JPuzzleWhiz: I think your assessment of Prof danglais is correct. I rarely comment at “Andy Capp” but I’ve definitely read many of her comments, in the same vein as yesterday, there.

    dzw3030 : I wish I did have a recipe for cheerfulness, but barring that, I did settle for a cup of tea.

    AStarofDestiny : Thank you, for both your statements. (I never went back, did you see the spider gif I posted for you? I can’t remember where.)

    Jeff0811: Thanks for your good wishes too.

    Bruno Zeigerts : I’m really glad you liked the “Fractured Fairy Tale link.

    On re-reading your replies, I realized you had twice complimented my “ARRRR-GOOO’s” Doppler effect. Thank you. It was simply a coding of font size and colour using HTML.

    Here is a link to the Home Page of the site where I learned to do it. It takes time and experimenting, and I’m still not anywhere near even “almost skilled amateur” yet.

    To the others who addressed “Prof danglais,” hollie2009ad, Redkaycei Repoc, nazzofoggenmach, and NyukNyuk2000, I say again that JPuzzleWhiz’s reply to me is probably accurate, but you tried. Who knows, it may just work this time.

    If you’re at all interested, my morning ended on a high note (I modified a chicken recipe for lunch and it worked), and my afternoon went really well. I went to the library, and there was the latest “Bones” book by Kathy Reichs in what amounts to the “first come first served” section (copies of books in this section can be borrowed, but not reserved) and I got to avoid a 100’s long waiting list! Then, I went to my favourite pub and read for 2 hours supping a cold beer.

    And now, I wonder if the “Prof” is going to jump on me again. (And maybe you, too.)


    With regard to today’s comic….

    it’s not all that good.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    Re Yesterday. Yikes, the way Prof Danglais reacts, you’d think two non topical comments would signal the end of civilisation.
    By the way, know any good, simple recipes for rice?

  3. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, about 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    Your such an IT expert Alex, you show me how to insert an apostrophe into my ID and I’ll correct it.
    So you’re suggesting that the comments relating to the cartoon are boring and your private gossiping is not?
    You can spoil everyone else’s day but are surprised when we jump (you should be so lucky) on you and spoil yours.
    Thin edge of the wedge Bruno, thin edge of the wedge. I want to read the sometimes witty comments about the cartoons, not have to wade through private gossip, that’s of no interest to anyone other than fewer than half a dozen selfish individuals. Look at what they’ve done to Andy Capp, this is how that started.

  4. whitecarabao

    whitecarabao said, about 1 year ago

    Fall has fallen.
    When I lived in New England, I could count on the second round of hayfever about now.

  5. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    That troll doesn’t understand social interaction!

  6. mdcdjg2008

    mdcdjg2008 said, about 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    I’m sorry but seriously get over yourself this is a community board. If the comment is not of an offensive nature and your not interested read past it. I like many of the links Alexikakos posts and hope they continue.

  7. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    This has been a family favourite for years. I recommend it. It really isn’t difficult to make, I promise.
    From: “Miss Fluffy’s Rice Cook Book”

    Published By: Rice Council for Market Development

    (early to mid 60’s?)(It’s actually more of a pamphlet than book and there is no further publishing data listed.)

    Received: Compliments of DELTA RICE

    “Spanish Rice Au Gratin”

    This is the complete recipe as it appears in the book. But see my notes at the bottom.

    1/2 cup uncooked rice
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup chopped onions
    1/3 cup chopped green peppers
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1 cup tomatoes (stewed or canned)

    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 cup grated cheddar cheese (I use “old” cheddar)

    Combine rice, water, and salt. Bring to boil. Stir; cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 14 minutes.

    Meanwhile, cook onions, green pepper, and celery in butter. Add tomatoes, salt, monosodium glutamate, sugar, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce.

    Add cooked rice and simmer until thick. Pour into a buttered casserole and top with cheese. Place under broiler and melt. Serves 6.

    Notes from me:

    The monosodium glutamate is strictly optional.
    My mother always distrusted it, and so we never had it.
    The dish is tasty enough without it.

    Use the mildest chili powder you can find, or you’ll destroy the subtle flavours because your tongue is burned.(or cut it down to 1/2 teaspoon or less even)

    From experience:
    1) Cook the rice at a simmer for 20 minutes in at least 3 cups of water. Drain the excess water off before adding the rice to the other ingredients.
    2) Cook the onions, celery, and green pepper until soft so their flavours spread throughout the dish when they’re mixed with the rice.

  8. Nigel Callaghan

    Nigel Callaghan said, about 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Hear, hear!

  9. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 1 year ago

    More fun and insults!!!!

    I Think this might have happened to dear old “Prof.” But she can’t live the last verse because nobody wants her.

    It’s a surprise link.

    2 Minutes 23 Seconds

  10. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 1 year ago

    All right, all right, I’ll just ignore her from now on.

    But some things are too good to resist.

  11. sottwell

    sottwell said, about 1 year ago

    Excellent recipe, I’ve used one much like it for more than 40 years. I think mine came from my mother’s original Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, the red plaid binder that was really cloth-bound. Nowadays, chili powder and cheddar cheese being hard to find where I live, I’ve adapted it into an Indian recipe with tandoori spices and a smaller amount of whatever cheese comes to hand. To make it a bit healthier I use brown rice, with olive oil instead of butter. Seems to taste even better when baked for a few minutes in my old cast iron pot.

  12. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Have more than twice as much water as you are going to use rice.
    put in pot, pot on stove eye.
    turn on heat
    Bring to boil
    boil 18 minutes, add salt to taste
    Drain excess water with arsenic through collander
    add margarine or butter and black pepper to taste
    Eat
    .
    alternative involves eating eating with gravy, but that’s too complicated for a Monday.

  13. kea

    kea said, about 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    get a blog

  14. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 1 year ago

    Sorry, kid. I stepped on it…twice

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Your such an IT expert Alex, you show me how to insert an apostrophe into my ID and I’ll correct it.
    So you’re suggesting that the comments relating to the cartoon are boring and your private gossiping is not?
    You can spoil everyone else’s day but are surprised when we jump (you should be so lucky) on you and spoil yours.
    Thin edge of the wedge Bruno, thin edge of the wedge. I want to read the sometimes witty comments about the cartoons, not have to wade through private gossip, that’s of no interest to anyone other than fewer than half a dozen selfish individuals. Look at what they’ve done to Andy Capp, this is how that started


    Please go back to yesterday’s B.C. board and read my reply to Alex regarding you. You really need to read it, and stop being so narrow-minded.

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