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Shelby

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  1. Maybe if I start this topic the air conditioner people will install our new system this week. We've hung in here for about a month with no AC on the main floor. Well, none is not the right term. At night the AC used to be able to catch up and get down to 70F. Then around 10:30 a.m. it would begin to creep up. By 5 -6 p.m. it was at least 81F in the kitchen. I like it cold. 68F is about right for me. Anyway, long story short, the AC people are completely overwhelmed and to tide us over the sent a person out on Saturday to refill our AC with whatever the coolant is called. While doing that another part broke and now no AC at all on the main floor. The upstairs is still limping along. I'm sweaty. I've searched here to no avail--I swear there was a topic about cooking in hot weather. I found the Cold Noodles Cook-Off which will hopefully give me some ideas. I know that some like to grill or cook outdoors but when it's this hot outside, that is not for me. I'm looking for ideas for things I can prep in the morning and then serve for the evening meal. I don't mind using our CSO, the IP or the SV machine but I'm out of ideas and need some EG inspiration.
  2. 😂 They back waaaaay up and stare --they don't know quite what to think about it. Especially when the lid opens up on it's own after the process is done. It boggles their minds. Yes! I didn't do that this time. I forgot. Too excited to vac pac something lol.
  3. I'd stick to the 300 or maybe a bit lower and keep a close eye on it. CSO's are speedy and hot lol.
  4. Having such a good time with this machine. Hoping to get some watermelon from the garden in a few weeks. Must try to compress some. In the mean time, Ronnie found some good t-bone steaks on sale
  5. I promise that with no poking you won't have any dents
  6. My tiny 2 cents--in my experience the CSO cooks/bakes things faster than my oven. I'd leave the temp at the 300....but what do I know lol.
  7. This. And I've also made it with just white vinegar.
  8. Shelby

    Question about dried bean varieties

    Oooooh spelt!
  9. Shelby

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Ribs, fried okra, 'maters, 'taters.
  10. Grammy often had celery stuffed with pimento cheese. Good stuff. Especially when I licked the cheese out and threw the celery away.
  11. Shelby

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    😂 Ah, yes, Kim. Another member of the no GBP club.
  12. Shelby

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    A while back we got into a discussion about Rice-A-Roni and I said that I had never had the Spanish rice version. A few days later I got a package in the mail--Spanish Rice-A-Roni from @suzilightning . Made my day . I've saved it until our tomatoes from the garden started coming in (it tells you to add a can of tomatoes to the mix). We really liked it! Homemade salsa The famous Rice-A-Roni Cheese stuffed banana peppers WARNING: Dangerous picture about to be shown. All GBP dislikers please look away. This means you @rotuts and @kayb Stuffed venison bell peppers from the garden.
  13. Shelby

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Kim, two of my faves---Mtn. Dew and Funyuns! (I fear you're burning the candle at both ends--get some sleep young lady (((hugs))) )
  14. I've never poked holes. Maybe try it once with the non-poking?
  15. Totally fine. Well within the "rules".
  16. Yep, it's in an even easier spot than it was on the counter. On the counter it was right next to the little sink, which wasn't great. Now, It's right across from the counter--with another table right next to it if I need to lay things down etc.
  17. All I know is that I've done pork loin--but maybe it's not that thick...but I'm sure it's close--at the time and temp I listed above many many times. Never had any problems.
  18. VM's new permanent home. This stand was very easy to put together and very sturdy. Now I don't have to worry when I need to change the oil. I can do it alllll by myself Potatoes will go in the bin in the middle. Other kitchen toys on the bottom shelf. Or maybe some big bowls.......
  19. The Vacmaster 215 fairy, of course You have room. You make room. You can do it.
  20. Shelby

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Turkey sandwiches. Again. I had also made tater tots in the CSO. I took them out and promptly dumped them all on the floor.
  21. Shelby

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I'd pitch a tent the night before like people do on Black Friday.
  22. It's an amazing machine. Absolutely amazing. I'm not kidding when I say I'm vac packing everything lol. Yes, someone really knows me well and I am very very blessed and lucky. It's very heavy. I ordered a sturdy cart that holds 300 lbs and I Ronnie will transfer it on to that. It has wheels so I can easily move it and change the oil etc.
  23. I was gifted a most wonderful thing yesterday: Watch out, if you come over, I'm vac packing everything in sight. And that might include you.
  24. It might if I hadn't banished it into the cabinet after a horrible onion ring debacle. I need to get back on that horse and try again.
  25. Shelby

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Sv'd and then smoked chicken last night
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