@wesleyrayne I have several used ones since they don't make them anymore, but I love my Foley kitchen fork. You can find them on Ebay quite frequently. Tried the Granny Fork, but the tines are not even, they are on an arc and I find it catches when I use a plastic bowl. I don't think I even have it anymore.
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RE: Best kitchen utensil
No Boil Macaroni and Cheese
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
8 oz Velveeta or similar, sliced into 1 oz slices
8 pats of butter
4 cups whole milk, 2% might work
1 1/2 cups grated cheese of your choice
Seasoning - pepper, dry mustard, garlic powder, bits of cream cheese or sour cream
Put macaroni evenly in lightly greased 9 x 13 pan. Put Velveeta, 4 slices and 4 slices on the long way. Put a pat of butter on each slice of Velveeta. Pour on milk. Season as desired. I always use garlic powder and pepper. Cover and bake until most of the milk is absorbed, about 50 minutes at 350F. Uncover, evenly sprinkle grated cheese on top. Continue to bake until melted and browned as desired. I find Aldi So Cheezy better and cheaper, but either way, this dish does not taste like velveeta, just rich and creamy. Saves a boiling pan and colander at clean up time.
Very delicious Pork Chop Bake
6 medium pork chops
Potatoes peeled and cut 1/4 inch thick
2 lbs fresh green beans
Seasonings of your choice - salt, pepper, garlic powder
1/2 cup good parmesan cheese or other white Italian cheese, grated
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Lightly grease 9 x 13 pan. Add 2 or 3 layers potatoes. Next add green beans, then pork chops. Peel and slice onions in half, then into several wedges. In a bowl, stir onions, cheese and mayonnaise. Place on pork chops. Cover and bake 350-400F about 90 minutes. Remove cover to brown onions. The cooking time will vary, depending on how thick everything is and how much moisture is in each item. Check after about an hour or so. I have made this several times now and it is delicious. For those who aren't crazy about mayonnaise, there is no mayo taste.
So the hunky jock gets to class early. The manly professor is sitting at the desk, preparing his lecture. The jock saunters up besides him and purrs "Dr. Jones, I would just do anything to get an "A" in your class…." "Really?" replies the prof..."Anything? Okay, STUDY."
RE: Kirk Cameron tells everyone how to 'witness to gays'
I have read more than a little about Kirk Cameron, and I have written to his website, in very general terms questioning their stance on homosexuality (surprise! no response.) It is sad and hateful etc. But he speaks about a lot of other things, and he is not a closet case just because he concurs with his brand of fundamental Christianity's view of homosexuality.
RE: Is the internet killing religion?
I suppose one could make this very simple and say sometimes good people do bad things and bad people do good things. Since we have never known world without religion and will not for many centuries, if ever, it impossible to objectively measure its presence or absence.
However, with regard to babies or very young children, they will poke out a sibling's eye or push anything off the table and break it. Not intentionally in every case, but in many cases. The point being children are interested in self to the exclusion of everything else. So it follows, I think, that while religion won't guarantee everyone to be good all the time, it asks people to try. I can't imagine how the mass of people would behave without this foundation of even trying.
Another good example - I went to Unity for a while. They almost always talked about light and love, higher consciousness etc. and seldom about sin and "wrong." They never spoke with denigration about any other religion but strongly implied one did not need a list of sins as most of Christianity has. Many many younger adults took this to mean "do whatever you personally feel is right" where the older people raised in "traditional" Christianity had a very different interpretation.
Ultimately, I don't know what the answer is. I have said this in other philosophy/religion posts - often it seems we exchange one set of problems for another. People of earlier times were taught sex after marriage, especially women (purity/virginity etc.) Now people live together (when I was kid it was called "living in sin".) and reproduce, moving from partner to partner. Still a great many are unhappy, personally and sexually. I think looser moral codes benefit the attractive more, they may flit from flower to flower without nearly as much social disapproval…..And while not directly related to the subject at hand, money and attractiveness argue against polygamy since if a few men had all the women, many men would have none, causing social unrest........the much larger point being philosophy and religion at its best seeks to understand human behavior and hopefully modify it for a larger societal goal.
RE: Lentil Stew – seems too easy but it is delicious!
Lentils only take about an hour to cook so you're not saving much time and pressure cookers need constant monitoring. I tried one several times -it was such a pain to clean, one has to be so careful with the safety valve (legumes foam a lot etc) and I didn't like the constant hissing. And since you can't take the lid off like with a regular pot, it is easy to get too much or too little water. There are other downsides too. So I say 'no thanks' to pressure cookers. (it is easy to make extra lentils or beans and freeze them - they thaw very quickly in the microwave)