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  1. There was a very interesting show on the History Channel some time ago called. "How the states for their shapes" It was based on a book of the same name by Mark Stein. It is full of little known and often quirky facts. The story behind the Missouri bootlheel is one......Last time I checked it was available from Netflix.. Okay, sorry to derail this
  2. Used for pulling claws out of misbehaving sloths? Bet it involves seafood though
  3. Chocdoc Does Dallas

    Iowa has come a long ways. When we moved here there were no Sunday sales plus the State ran all the booze stores. There was a list with prices posted on the wall and you had to fill out an order blank. A clerk went into the back the got you selection. The first time I went, there was a guy that owed the local furniture store. He really thought he was a big frog in a little pond. His order had several bottles of champagne on it. He made sure we all knew it was Christmas gifts for "All the little people who work for me". Guess where I never shopped!
  4. Breakfast! 2017 (Part 2)

    Nah. hold out for over easy!
  5. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2017)

    Looks delicious but just reading the rim of your plate makes me hungry! One order of each please.
  6. Home Grocery Delivery....

    We shop at a midwest chain called HyVee. It is employee owned and has wonderful service. They offer home delivery too. I always see at least one "shopper" when we are there. I notice how very, very carefully they examine each item before adding it to the cart. They are at least as picky about fruits and veggies as I am. Each apple, potato and onion get the picky housewife check. I suspect it is the same way with meat selection. We don't have a lot of different grocery store to pick from, HyVee, Aldies and Fareway, but they are all good. Only Hyvee offers home delivery. One day a week, they run a bus to pick up people who have no way to get to the store. At a set time, they take them home again and carry in their groceries. No charge for this service. I don't know the details other than that, but what a great service it is. I should add that these three stores are 25+miles from our house. The only really local store will shop for you and have it bagged and ready to pick up. But the quality leaves much to be desired and most of the meat looks downright scary. We have an amazing butcher's shop here that more than makes up for that.
  7. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Beautiful tomato and I love the owl picture in the background!
  8. Weekend trip to Napa Valley

    I keep thinking there should be a slot to drop your money in. Maybe like a car wash has? And I suppose they could offer a finishing wax like the car wash does! Pass thanks. "Come for the food, stay for the toilet" Some catchy motto huh?
  9. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Shelby....Wow, that photo of your peppers is beautiful. It belongs in a cookbook as a centerfold.
  10. Hatch Chili Peppers (Merged Topic)

    It very possible that the Hatch chilies I've had are not the real thing. They are all from an Iowa based grocery chain. By the time they get here, they are a bit wilted and flaccid.....that sounds like an ad for Viagra doesn't it? I've seen poblano plants for sale and a large garden center so next year I shall experiment with a couple of them
  11. Hatch Chili Peppers (Merged Topic)

    I used to grow Anaheim chiles. To my taste they are the closet ones to Hatch. Picked some at the green stage but they were so much better if left to ripen to that rich, red shade. Just like the difference between green bells and red ones. Now that I buy all my peppers, I usually grab poblanos. Makes me want to plant one next year and let some chilies vine ripen. I know ripe ones are dried and become anchos but I want to taste them before they are dried. Anyone done that?
  12. Trader Joe's Products (2017–)

    I heard a rumor that the green flavor you like so well is really derived from green bells!
  13. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    My goodness, Shelby, I know you can't unhinge your jaw but it looks like the only way to bite that wonderful creation!
  14. Your Home Appliances are Junk

    Damn, wish I hadn't been such a goody-goody gal. At least the replacement loot is still being used all the time.
  15. Your Home Appliances are Junk

    I remember the recall and how sad it made me. You had to return the lid, not the entire pot. You got a coupon good for quite a bit of credit towards other Corning products. I "bought a cornflower casserole, square baking dish, pie pan I think, two grabit sets. All in all, I'd give them all back to have a working percolator again. Maybe Corning is like Sears used to be. It was almost a joke that you could return about anything, anytime for any reason.