November 04, 2002 - Msg 10188:
any ideas - you know I'm the homemaker for a reason. . .I aim to please!. . . . .
Asa - you and Floyd mind your manners too!
November 04, 2002 - Msg 10189:
Oh another favorite, is the bed jacket episode where Andy is willing to trade old eagle eye Annie if the Mayor will give him the bed jacket for Aunt Bee. Kindly reminds you of the Gift of the Magi.
Well I am off to watch the Cosbys on nick at night with the boy.
Sleep tight all!
November 04, 2002 - Msg 10190:
Sounds delicious Homemaker! I'll surely be there! And no one gets to eat til they've voted like Frankie's reminding us.... got to do our civic duty.
When a man votes, it's just him and his conscience in that booth.........
November 04, 2002 - Msg 10191:
Hey, Fun Girl! How are you? Been thinking about you. ~Clara~
November 04, 2002 - Msg 10192:
I will add you my dear possum I got your address from my guestbook, gotta update alot of things there, so bear with me ya'll. Off to do the updating, I am trying to remember how to do the link thingy without breaking the porch, been a while, hope it comes back to me.
November 04, 2002 - Msg 10193:
ok ya'll I fixed a few things on the Cutlass, so you can have updated emails & screennames for those that I know of. Any porchsters not on there that want to be, email me with your email address, birthday & screen names & I'll be glad to add them.
November 04, 2002 - Msg 10194:
Barney: "What man would vote for a woman?"
Foley: "The same weak kneed, chicken livered, turn coat that would sign a petition!"
Barney: "I'm just waitin' for you to go too far."
Barney: "Losing to a woman... Jiminy, it's the end of an era."
Voting quotes brought to you by Hazel
November 04, 2002 - Msg 10195:
You mean to stand there on your two skinny feet and tell me you signed that petition?
Nice qoutes Hazel.
Nice to see some of our posters coming back, N.N., Salty. Been missing you guys. Prayers for both of you.
I got a nice e-mail from our sweet Romeena today who is home from the hospital and recovering nicely. Praise God! She said she will come sit with us when she gets some strength back. I am so happy she is ok.
There is another porchter who is my prayers tonight. Facing some problems and could use uplifting. So my prayers go with them also.
That breakfast sounds super homemaker, count me in. I'll be there with bells on.
Tomorrow being election day, who is your choice for Mayor? I have to go with Mayor Pike. I always liked our fat little mayor. How about you?
Thanks Mavis for all your work on the Cutlass. Yer the cats.
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10196:
I am asking the Father to bless ya all and to answer each individual situation as he sees fit, as we all know he knows the begining to the end and so he can make the best decisions for us anyway.
Thinks are going a little better. Went to seek some legal advice in Mt. Pilot yesterday regarding the renter situation. He is a good lawyer and a christian man, so between him and The Lord, I just ain'ta gonna worry bout it no more.
I just thought of another favorite episode...Oh how are we ever to choose??? When Opie steals Thelma Lou from Barney.
Opie:Thelma Lou, Barney wants to know if you want to go down to the duck pond this evenin'. Barney, why do you want to go down to the duck pond this evenin' you can't see the ducks when it's dark.
Barney:WILL YOU JUST ASK HER!
Thelma Lou: Ask him again why he wants to go down to the duck pond. LOL
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10197:
Trying to get details/information on the episode about the 2 sisters with the still in their greenhouse-the brew they made was for medicinal and celebatory use only. What was their names?
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10198:
That was the Morrison sisters.
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10199:
Hello all! I went bright and early Saturday morning and got a flu shot. I have never seen so many old people in one spot, in my life. I thought I was in the middle of a Geritol Convention. Lol! I like old people, I hope to be one myself, someday. "Boy, you already there." Please go out an vote, if you aint already.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
"How I vote brother, is my business."
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10200:
Some of my favorite TAGS episodes:
1. Mountain Wedding
2. Car In Couthouse
3. Darling's Come To Town
4. Gomer The Houseguest
5. Any fun girl episode. There are just so many great ones to name off the top of my head.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10201:
Good morning, everybody!! Yep, it's me, up and at 'em! Well, up anyway, for a little while. I'm feeling remarkably well, considering the surgery and my age. Doesn't surprise me, though. I've read and caught up on things, and with all those prayers you kind, sweet people were lifting up on my behalf, how could I do anything but feel better? I have had so little pain that I almost feel guilty. Advil during the day, and a Darvocet at bedtime, and I'm pretty comfortable. I do run out of steam quickly, though - my bed and my big chair pretty much define the boundaries of my life right now. My granddaughter is here when she's not working, and runs any errands that need to be done. Sugarplum has been my little nurse and lap/foot warmer. Remarkably talented, that puppy.
I missed all the fun at Possum's surprise party. Wish I could have been there. Sugarplum said she tried to go, and was planning to bring carrots, but she wasn't sure just where Possum's rock is, and was afraid she'd get lost, so she went back home and just ate the carrots herself.
Good to see some of the old-timers visit, however briefly, and welcome to the newcomers. It was so pleasant to read and catch up - sounds like you all have had fun - wish I could have joined in, but reading is the next best thing.
Please know that I am praying for each of you, for your individual needs if they are known, and for God's wisdom and intervention when only you and He know the circumstances. Fortunately, He doesn't require that we spell it out for Him!
Well, my bed calls, think I'll answer for a little while. God made naps just for me, I think. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10202:
Good afternoon everyone. . .it is raining cats and dogs here. . .but there are the promises of a nice weekend. . .
Glad to see everyone at breakfast - I did a good job if I do say so myself.
Talk to you all later!
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10203:
Afternoon Y'all! Romeena,it's so good to see you back on the porch! You take care of yourself,you hear? Oh,I wanted you to know that I believe Sugarplum was nearby my rock over the weekend,but I wasn't able to be hospitable due to the fact that I had a "file cabinet mishap" and couldn't get out from under it or my rock till Hazel showed up.Still can't figure out why Hazel showed up when she did-hmmmm... Anyway,they'll be party's a plenty in the future,so you get well so's you can be there!
Briscoe,ya got me laughing with your comment about all them old folks! I had a similiar situation myself Friday. Try going to the bank in my town on a Friday that also happens to be the first of the month! Talk about old people! All cashing in those checks from Uncle Sam! Maybe one day I'll be in line for that reason-getting money instead of giving it away! Ha Ha
Hope everyone's having a fine Election Day and don't forget to vote! It was strange voting for someone to take Strom Thurmond's place as senator from South Carolina. That man is an institution! God bless him!
Well,I've rambled enough-y'all have a great evening!
possum under a rock
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10204:
Romeena - so glad you are feeling better. I bet plum is happy with all the extra attention! My bandito just loves it when we are home and he gets all the extra lovin he can handle. (He's from Boston you know - Mavis, how is your Boston?)
The hot election around here is for school board - we don't have a contract yet.. . .so we are looking to the poles for help.
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10205:
homemaker my little Boston, Blarney, is doing good, she is on Anipryl now once a day, that is the doggie version of Alzheimer's meds & as long as she has that she is great! She is 14 1/2 now & still will get down & play once in a while. Romeena glad yer home, want me to bring you anything?
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10206:
Mavis, I think "Blarney" is a great name for a Boston Terrier. Is that really her name or is that a misprint and she is really named "Barney"? I'll bet she is really cute. I love any kind of terriers, although I have weinie dogs. they are sweet and very brave! My dogs are Mindy and Ginger.
So good to hear from you, Romeena. I always love your posts.
Gotta go take care of my baby girl, she just came in from the back porch and has a huge smear of mud across her forehead (no tellin what is on the bottom of her little sneakers!). I wish you could all see her. She is the most precious little thing with her pretty blue eyes!
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10207:
Romeena....We are so glad to see ya here back on the porch. Everything here is going great 'cept the weather is colder that a well-digger's hiney.
BDJ--That was mighty neighborly of ya to vote for my eps as some of your favorites. I am kinda enjoyable ain't I? I don't know what is funnier. The way I act, or the reactions that I get.
Have a good evenin' all.
Oh also, BDJ let me know when they start adding just a drop of mulberry squeezin's to the flu shots. I reckon that would give ya a real warm feelin' all over.
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10208:
Nurse Mary: Doesn't the hospital seem lonely without Romeena here?
Andy: Yea, but don't the porch seem nice and full.
Welcome back Romeena. We missed ya bunches. God is good.
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10209:
Ro, I'm so glad to see you posting again, we're praying for a quick recovery for you. :) Hey Mavis that cutlass is looking goooood , my B'day was Aug 23rd my anniversary is Feb. 14th I enjoy all the mayberry site I have gone to, you all do such a great job. Thank you all.
Miss Ellen Brown
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10210:
Hey Boo no that is not a typo, her name really is Blarney. Tigin's Lil Bit O' BLarney to be exact. I have 2 mini dachs too Dumplin' & Tink they are the demons of the house & also have the Boxer, Buster. He is the clown of the house. That is not including the birds, the fish, Jake & the b/f. No wonder I am turning gray! LOL
November 05, 2002 - Msg 10211:
Miss Ellen Brown I don't know what the deal is but I have your birthday listed as Feb 8th, is that another Miss Ellen? Email me so's we can figure this one out will ya?
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10212:
Morning Porch. Anyone cooking this morning? If not your welcome over to my place for a bowl of raisin nut bran. I'll even throw in some slightly burned toast if ya like. Johnny Paul says eating burned toast will ward off evil companions.
Hope your all doing well today. Who loves ya best?
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10213:
I like burned toast. Thanks, I'll stop by, Asa.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10214:
Hello porch people, I'm talking to you from my new(used) computer. Yep, I finally got one! It won't win any speed records, but hopefully it will last longer than the last one we had, and that one we bought new!
It looks like I have a lot of archives to go through. See you in about a week.
Asa, about the only thing I like burnt is marshmallows, but heck, I'll take some toast if you're offering, I can just scrape off the burnt part, thank you kindly.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10215:
Good to see you Sterling! Glad to hear you got a new/used computer. Now we can expect to hear from you regular-like!
MAVIS, how many pets do you have? You sound like one of my friends who lives in northern Michigan. She always has a zoo at her place! Me, I have no pets. I wouldn't mind owning a Sheltie, (I think that is a toy collie), but the family has allergies! Oh well, less work for me I guess.
Asa, Thank you kindly for the Raisin Nut Bran and burnt toast. There ain't nothing like a "home-cooked" meal!
Hey to Romeena, I sure hope you are feeling lots better and continue to mend right quick-like!
Have a great day!
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10216:
Or in my case irregular-like, Mary:).
Just got back from the archives, trying to see where I left off. Enjoyed all the hoo-ha with the font's. Had me laughing out loud! I'm going to have to try that later myself and mess up the porch again. And I liked the ghost stories, just sorry I missed them. I am curious about the messages that were deleted back there around 10083 and there-abouts. What was that all about?
Romeena, get well soon!
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10217:
Hi everybody. Uh oh,...I gotta go. The baby girl just emptied the trash can and turned over the ironing board all in about two seconds. Just wanted to check in and say hey.
Wish I could come for toast, Asa, but my hands are full. Too bad cause I have have some real good homemade strawberry preserves. Later...
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10218:
Oh, BTW, I watched an episode of TAGS yesterday about this pretty young girl who used to date Andy and came back to town. Of course Helen was her usual immature, jealous self. What I am wondering is if the blond was ever on the show before. I don't remember her but I sure liked her better than Helen. Andy seems to have let all the good ones get away! (Just my opinion, of course)
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10219:
I have a prayer request. Not for me but for Kwas over on Helen Crump's Blackboard. I don't think I've seen him over at the porch so I thought I'd tell anyone here who doesn't go over to Mrs. Crump's much to say a prayer for him and his family. He sounds pretty stressed out by his post and I thought if anyone could help it would be you nice people. I didn't have anything to say to him that wasn't already said over there so I guess the only thing left is prayer.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10220:
Hi, I just watched a movie on HBO with Andy in it and John Ritter. It was the first time I have seen Andy play the bad guy - the film was made in Wilmington but I didn't get the name of the film.
Anyone know of it?
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10221:
To 10219: As the song says, "When Jesus is all that you have, he's all that you need." You can substitute "Prayer" in there, too. Be assured that your friend from Helen's blackboard will be prayed for by the people of the porch. Believe me, there's no reason in the world why a gray-haired old gal like me should be able to bounce back from a total hysterectomy and go home within 36 hours, feeling pretty near normal. No reason but the prayers of family and friends. You're so right, Asa. God is good!
You folks are the cats! Thanks so much for the sweet words of welcome, makes me so glad to be back on the porch.
Mary Wiggins, I'm so sorry to hear that your family has allergies, and therefore no pets. I can't imagine what I'd do without my dear little Plum. May I suggest that you find someone who has a Maltese, and "borrow" it for a day or two? It's entirely possible that it will not trigger your family's allergies. Unlike most dog breeds, a Maltese has no fuzzy, downy "undercoat". They are single-coated, possessing only long, silky, very human-like hair. Very few breeds can make this claim. There are many who are long-haired, such as the ShihTzu and Lhasa Apso, but almost all are double-coated. In addition to the long hair, they have the short, downy undercoat. That's where the dander resides, where the "doggie" odor arises, and where most of the matting originates. Maltese do not have this. Therefore, they don't develop an odor, carry little or no dander to irritate allergies, and they don't mat. Their hair will tangle, like a child's will tangle if not combed regularly, but it can be combed out readily. They're friendly, playful, healthy as a breed, and all in all make just delightful little companions, literally becoming a member of the family.
Well, have been up long enough. Time for a snooze. That's what I love about surgical recovery. One can nap frequently, and remain totally guilt-free! In fact, I have instructions from my doctor to take frequent naps. Is that not just a dream come true? (teehee)
Have a lovely day, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10222:
Good afternoon porch, who is post 10219 ? You can rest asure to know that folks here at the porch will pray for the man at Helen's black board. Olive and Aunt Bee says hey, I saw Aunt Bee yesterday and she is getting along pretty well now, she was so busy tending to ailing family that she wore her self out, but is feeling better now. Olive is at work and plans to come up this evenin a nd give a yell at ya. LOL I'm through with my clients for today, tomorrow is another day, LOL. I'm getting ready to have my lunch, chicken and noodles, black eyed peas, corn, orange dream puddin and ice tea, y'all's welcome to come on over I have plenty. ;) I have a little something to share with y'all a freind sent me today, it's called the christian alphabet.
A lthough things are not perfect
B ecause of trail or pain
C ontinue in thanksgiving
D o not begin to blame
E ven when the times are hard
F ierce winds are boud to blow
G od is forever able
H old on to what you know
I magine life without His love
J oy would cease to be
K eep thanking Him for all the things
L ove imparts to thee
M ove out of camp complaining
N o weapon that is known
O n earth can yield the power
P raise can do alone
Q uit looking at the firture
R edeem the time at hand
S tart every day with worship
T o thank is a command
U ntil we see Him coming
V ictorious in the sky
W e'll run the race with gartitude
X alting God most high
Y es, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but..
Z ion waits in glory..where none are ever sad !
Have a great afternoon. Miss Ellen Brown
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10223:
Hello all! Hey Fun Girl, I like the fun girls they are full of energy and seem, to be free spirits. I like that in a female human bein'. As far as the flu shot goes, I did feel a little light headed after the shot. That aint new to me though, I'm light on my loafers anyway. Lol! So, they should put some, Junior's Jungle Juice in the shot. It wouldn't hurt none.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
Miss Ellen Brown
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10224:
That's the kind of dog my wife wants, a Maltese. I hear they're pretty pricey. Must be because of that human-like hair. So, since they have human-like hair, does that mean that the males get male pattern baldness? That would be funny to see on a dog wouldn't it?
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10225:
Actually I don't think that would be funny after all. I think on a dog they would call that the mange.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10226:
Sterling - you have a dog-gone sense of humor:)
So - how is everyone? I think we all need a big chili supper complete with ants on a log (peanut butter on celery sticks with raisins on top! for those you uncultured types!). WE could have midwest chili and texas chili and cincinnati chili and Asa's chili. . .etc and sit around the fireplace swapping Ang stories and singing songs while he played the guitar. Doesn't that sound like fun?
Okay - who is bringing what?
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10227:
Oh and Romeena - you don't have to bring a thing cause you are sickly like and we'll make sure that plum has carrots and not celery!
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10228:
Sounds great homemaker. I'll bring the beanzo stuff!
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10229:
I'll bring frizzleworts! That is melted chocolate and butterscotch bits drizzled over chow mein noodles! Doesn't that sound wonderful! Actually, my kids all loved these because they were the only cookies I would let them "cook" when they were little. I could also bring some corn bread to go with that chili!
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10230:
Oh and by the way, thanks for the info on the malteze type dog. If I could talk my husband into it, it might be fun to dog-sit for a day or two! You know one other kind of dog I always liked were those little Scottish Terriers, especially black ones.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10231:
Chili sounds gooooood! You know what would taste good with chili? Dill pickle chips! I love those! I'll bring a few bags.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10232:
P.S. Old Dutch pickle chips!! Not those California Dill ones I think Lays came out with. They don't have enough pickle flavor.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10233:
Ooooohhh! A chili supper! That sounds wonderful, and it's cool enough here in North Texas to get away with it. Chili in hot weather isn't very appealing, but when that first norther blows in and the temperature drops, most Texas cooks start thinking about chili. I appreciate your kind offer, homemaker, but I'm mending nicely and will be happy to contribute to the meal. It's true, I might not be up to spending an afternoon at the stove making chili (though I do make some really mean stuff), but maybe I could bring a big bowl of guacamole. I love it, and the Plum does, too. She likes a carrot dipped in it now and then. Where and when is this chili supper? Can somebody pick us up, since I can't drive yet? Sugarplum has her little car seat to ride in.
Sterling Holobyte, you're correct - Maltese puppies do sell for quite a sum. My husband paid $425 for the Plum, and that's considered reasonable, but she would have been a bargain at ten times the price. You might find a backyard breeder offering them for less, but I'd be very, very careful. Remember, registration papers are only as good as the word of the person who sends in the litter registration request. Not that "breed purity" matters if the pup becomes your friend, but if you're getting a certain breed for a reason, then you want to be sure the pup will be true to its breed. For example, if Mary Wiggins gets a Maltese, she will want to be certain that it won't have any undercoat to produce and hold allergens. One option is to contact one of the breed "rescue" groups. You probably wouldn't be able to get a puppy, but you might find a lovely little dog that for whatever reason has become homeless. Not every little furkid has an extended family that would step in if needed, such as the Plum has. Check with your local vets, they could probably put you in touch with a Maltese rescue group, or check out the internet.
Mary Wiggins, I think the little black Scotties are cute, too. However, I do believe they have a lot of undercoat beneath the more wiry exterior coat. Might not work too well with your family's allergies.
OK, back to my chair. Will check in again later. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10234:
Mary we call those Chinese Noodle Cookies or Haystacks - they are really good with chunky peanut butter mixed in to the chocolate. Talk about delish. . . .
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10235:
I'll brin the salt and vinegar chips with some ice tea, got to have my ice tea, and cheese I love cheese in my chili. What time do we meet girl?
Miss Ellen Brown
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10236:
Romeena - we was posting at the same time - good to see you up!
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10237:
oh yes, I once had a Malteze, his name was Mr Bojangles, white in color and what a wonder he was, he is sorely missed, I love Pollyanna my lil Toy Poodle but a Malteze is my all time favorite dog. I love you Bo , he is in doggie heaven.
Miss Ellen Brown
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10238:
Mary we call those Chinese Noodle Cookies or Haystacks - they are really good with chunky peanut butter mixed in to the chocolate. Talk about delish. . . .
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10239:
oops it seemed I repeated myself unexpectedly - BDJ. . .did you put some squeezins in my DEW?
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10240:
I wonder what causes that?
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10241:
Ok, for the doggie breed questions, go to www.akc.org they have a list of all the breeds standards which tells what the 'ideal' is for that breed. Then for finding a rescue dog, go to www.petfinders.com they have a ton of them. As for the breeds that seem to be best with allergies, Romeenais right, the Maltese, the Poodle, & also the Chinese Crested, for those of you that could stand looking at a dog with no hair, I used to raise & show those & they are WONDERFUL little family dogs! Scotties, do tend to have skin problems themselves so that wouldn't help with a family that has allergies. The akc site also has lots of links to help you. If any of ya'll have anymore questions just holler & I'll do my best to answer them, I'll put my 25 years in the pet business to work. LOL
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10242:
Found another one for you guys.
looks to be a good one too.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10243:
Hey to everybody! Did ya'll miss me? I left home at 5:30 yesterday morning and didn't get back until 10:30 last night. Worked as an election judge for the first time. It was kinda fun, but a long day. Glad you got a 'puter there, Sterling. Hope to see more of you. And Romeena, I didn't even know about your surgery! I have been gone a few days! Glad you're on the mend. Prayers for the feller over at Miss Crump's. I love chili. Chili supper sounds good. I'll bring the peanut butter sandwiches. So let's discuss chili. You Texans have a different idea of chili I believe than I do. I like chili SOUP but the southern chili is thick stuff, is it not? I put hamburger and beans and tomato juice, onions, and lots of spice in mine--lots of juice. Somebody else share a chili recipe.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10244:
Didn't want my post to be too long so I'm postin' again. Briscoe, I like to talk about favorite eps. Here's my top 5:
1. Man in a Hurry
2. Aunt Bee the Warden
3. "Ellie the Desperate Female Hunter"
4. Big Maude Tyler (Convicts at Large?)
5. Fun Girls with Goober and Gomer
...and a host of others!
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10245:
Oh, P.S., it's me, Charlotte, again. Mavis, it's my birthday that's Feb. 8 not Ellen Brown's.
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10246:
Thats cool Charlotte. Did you get to wear one of them long robes? Hope no one insulted the dignity of your robe. You know what the fine is for robe undignifying?
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10247:
Wish this web site had the time people posted on it.
Passing by Mayberry
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10248:
Charlotte Tucker, I am a tried and true Texan and my chili is not thick. It has plenty of meat and beans but lots of juice, too and I like mine with tomatoes (diced and tomato sauce). I use lots of chili powder so mine is not for cowards. I made a batch of chili this week, in fact.
Well, I like ritz crackers all mixed up in my chili so I'll bring those along with the chili.
What does a maltese look like? Is it small like a Yorkshire Terrier? Please describe...
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10249:
OH Sooo beautiful, Mr Bojangles hair was snow white and it looked like I parted it down the middle of his back and his hair hung to the floor, he was a dream, they are not big dogs and not smalla just right size, they are. He had BIG brown eyes that just twinkled, I miss him so as will as my dog Daisy, she was a water spaniel I belive thats what the vet said, she was coal black and so beautiful and smarter than any person on earth. That is another good dog.
Miss Ellen Brown
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10250:
Mavis, I should have suggested that Mary Wiggins consult you. I imagine there's no one on the whole porch who would know more about the subject of doggie breeds and characteristics than you would. I started to mention poodles myself, but wasn't completely sure about them where allergies are concerned. The Chinese Crested came to my mind also, but I figured only those who watch the dog shows would even know what they are! They're not a breed you see every day. I think they're adorable, but you're right, not everyone is gonna want a dog with (almost) no hair. Have you seen that picture entitled "Yes, Dear"? It made the email rounds and is absolutely hilarious. I have it, and will send it to you if you'd like. I'd post it here, but don't know how. Wish I did. Someone out there who is especially "ept" and knows how, email me with instructions and I'll try to do it. The picture is priceless.
Charlotte Tucker, it's good to see you. Yes, we Texans make our chili pretty thick and hearty. There are probably as many chili recipes around here as there are Texans who make it, and they're all good. We don't generally use hamburger, we use what the butchers refer to as "chili grind", or just "chili meat". It's the same beef that would be made into regular hamburger but is put through a very coarse grinder instead, yielding meat that is in sort of marble-sized chunks. Sometimes we throw in a little regular hamburger too, for "body". Lots of people put a little or a lot of venison in as well, though I don't. I like venison okay, but have no source for it, and that's fine with me. We're not a hunting family. A bit of ground pork doesn't hurt the chili any, but don't even think about putting ground turkey in it. I've eaten "turkey chili", and it's - well, it's er, um, well - it's turkey. Turkey should be roasted, and chili shouldn't taste like feathers. So there! 'Nuff said.
As for the rest of the chili makings, you need fresh garlic, lots of onions, chili powder (I use Gebhardt's), comino, a handful of chopped fresh cilantro, tomato sauce, maybe a can of Ranch Style Beans (yes, that's a brand), a couple of blobs of peanut butter, and a few shaves of cooking chocolate, preferably Mexican chocolate. Now you Northerners don't try to die off when you read this - don't knock it 'til you've tried it. No, it's not sweet, and you don't taste the peanut butter, but the chili surely is rich. Sorry I can't give specific amounts, but I cook by sight, smell and taste, and just throw stuff in until it looks, smells and tastes right. Drives my poor daughter-in-law crazy, as she tries to learn to make my son's favorite dishes. I'd tell her if I knew, but I don't. Never did. That's how I was taught, watching my mother, grandmother and two aunts as they cooked, and never had any written recipes. Nobody ever went away from my table hungry, though.
Well, my bed calls. Still having almost no pain from the surgery, but don't have much stamina. Up a couple of hours, rest an hour, up again, etc. I'm thankful for my insurance plan with the hospital, I'll have six weeks off, all paid time. Can't beat that.
Have a great Mayberry day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
November 06, 2002 - Msg 10251:
After that long post, you'd think I'd have it all said, but I just have to respond to Boo. I'll bet your chili is delicious, Boo. I have eaten the soupier variety myself, and have made it on occasion, just depends on my mood. I, too, add diced tomatoes, sometimes fresh, usually the canned variety. As you said, my chili is not for the faint-hearted or those with a delicate constitution. My husband used to say that a fire-breathing dragon would slink away in fear, but it sure is good!
Miss Ellen Brown's description of Mr. Bojangles is right on for a Maltese. They're all snowy white, with big dark eyes, black noses and little black patent-leather lips. The breed standard describes them as 5-7 lbs, and that probably is held true in the show ring, though pet stock is often a bit bigger. The Plum weighs about 8 pounds. Her hair is about eight inches long, would go to the floor if I let it, but I keep it trimmed just a bit. She wears a topknot, like a little fountain, on top of her head, which I keep secured with the crocheted ponytailers like little girls wear. They usually have a little straw flower or ribbon or some such attached. Very perky and cute. As Mavis said, check out the breed websites. You'll find some marvelous pictures. One place to look is: www.angelmaltese.com. These dogs are the cream of the show circuit, and would start at about $1500, but they may have pet stock as well. I know if the awful day ever comes that I lose my little Plum, Bonnie's Angels is one place I'll look for a new friend.
Well, off I go. Sugarplum would say hey, but she's already gone to bed, the lazy little lout. --Romeena
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10252:
hi has Tom come back.
I hope thing is all right what him?
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10253:
Mornin' Dears & Honeys! Too sleepy to say much more than that,although I will jump in on the "chili chat"- I like it made similiar to Wendy's chili. Can't eat that kind that makes fire come outta ya!
Speaking of eating,here's some poptarts for y'all!
Have a great day y'all!
possum under a rock
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10254:
Morning Porch. Sounds like we got some chili making ladies here. I like egg whites in mine. LOL. Glad you all can take a joke. I have heard of peanut butter in chili before Ro. But never the chocolate shavings. When you get all healed I'm coming over to try some. Sounds delicious. I do love lots of chopped fresh onion on top and shredded cheese melted into it.
Hope everyone has a great day today.((((porch)))))
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10255:
Guten Morgen. Baby daughter woke me up, and then she went back to sleep, but I can't get back to sleep once I'm up so I guess it's as good a time as any to see what's happening on the porch.
So, what's happening on the porch?
All this talk of chili is making me hungry. But I'm with you Possum, I don't like the blazing hot stuff. I like my food to go down easy and not require a call to the fire dept in order to eat it. I don't know where you people are from but I've never heard of peanut butter or chocolate in chili. It just sounds weird to me. I guess I'm just a traditionalist. The weirdest I get when it comes to chili ingredients is crushing up too many crackers in mine.
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10256:
My favorite chili receipe is from my Aunt Bees Mayberry Cookbook. It's called "Howards Scalp Level Chili". And it's good. I don't have time to post the receipe now, but if anyone wants it I can give it to you later. Or I think you can get to that cookbook someplace in Mayberry.com, but I can't remember where. Maybe Floyd can help.
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10257:
Romeena, I am going to have to try chocolate and peanut butter in my next batch of chili. I never et anything with those two ingredients that I didn't like! When I serve chili next, I'll say,"This is a new recipe called, Romeena's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chili!". And then I'll say, "Even fire-breathing dragons slink away in fear when confronted with this great chili.".
Well, time to do some lessons with my boy.
I think I'll make sausage and pinto beans today. Ya'll are welcome to partake. Pinto beans is another thing Texans make alot of. I would love to here of any special ingredients ya'll use in your pintos. Later, friends.
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10258:
Mormin porch ~ form Miss Ellen Brown and lil sis Olive, Olive is new here and already she said she feels at home. I'm glad since I'm the one that insisted that she should set on the porch for awhile and forget all her troubles and just rock them away with dear friends such as y'all here on the porch.
God Bless y'all and have a Sonshine filled day
Ellen Brown ( i hope I did thid bold thing right, here goes. LOL
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10259:
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10260:
Hello all! Hey homemaker, I'll bring the refreshments. A few jugs of my famous liquid. And my special holiday fruitcake. I'll bring Cokes too, for those who have to drive home.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
homemaker-I just about put sqeezins in everything.
Prayers for all
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10261:
11:38. There, that was for the person who wished we had a time listed on our postings!
I have a question. What is ept? As a woman who is on the twilight end of her child bearing years it always meant "early pregnancy test" to me! LOL
Thanks for all the info about dogs. The malteze sure sounds like a winner. Do they look a little like a yorkie? My neighbor used to raise and show yorkies and they sure are cute little dust mops!
Can't wait for the chili dinner, although I don't like beans so chili is a little bit hard to eat when you have to pick out all the beans! Everything else in your recipes sure sounds delicious!
Have a great day all!
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10262:
Well - here near Cincinnat we have Cincinnati chili. Spaghetti is the bottom layer, chili with meat and a dash of cinnamon (special recipe), then grated cheese. That's a three way. A four way you add a layer of beans and a five way you add a layer of onions. Then it is served with oyster crackers and hot sauce for those who like it. The right hot sauce melts the cheese and your stomach lining. The most famous is Skyline and then GoldStar chili. Syline coneys are the cats meow. Steamed dogs topped off with a dash of mustard and chili sauce with cheese on top. Nothing better than an inverted three way - bottom layer cheese, spaghetti, chili, and then cheese again. Heaven...
That's Cincinnati chili!
At my house it is basic kidney beans, burger, tomato juice , macaroni, and spices. . .my husband doesn't care for Cincinnati chili.
It's lunch time. . .
Chow for now!!
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10263:
Hi Mary - didn't mean to ignore you -
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10264:
Wow, that Cincinnati chili sounds good to me! I love cheese in my chili. sometimes I like to make my chili without beans and make frito pies with LOTS of shredded cheddar cheese. I even add ketchup to my frito pies (hard to believe, I know). Man, all this talk about food is getting difficult. My beans won't be ready for awhile, yet. Has anybody ever heard of adding a can of beer to their chili? They do that around here for the chili cook-offs. Never tried it cause I'm too embarrassed to buy beer. Everytime I buy a bottle of wine for cooking, I run into a church deacon or something. Small towns do have their setbacks.
Oh, I wanted to tell ya'll that I made chocolate chip zucchini bread the other day and it was fantastic!! I urge you to try it. Just use your favorite zucchini bread recipe and add a half a bag of choc. chips. MMMMMMMM Trust me on this one!
Gotta go eat some leftover chili!
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10265:
I'm getting ready to make some homemade cream of mushroom soup. Anybody want me to fax you some? LOL!
Hey to everyone! Great to cya, Briscoe Jr.!
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10266:
P.S. That Cincinnati chili sounds great!!
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10267:
Hey homemaker, I used to watch the Reds at Riverfront Stadium and get a sack full of Skyline chili dogs. I would get heartburn that would kill a mule, but, I loved them. I still do.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10268:
Well, howdy ~Des~! I didn't see you a sittin' there.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10269:
Good afternoon: 1:14pm ~ Hi Briscoe Darling Jr.
how are you today and hey to the rest. just got home from work, it was a short day, it sure is beautiful here today, I believe I'll take Pollyanna for a walk, then set out on the gazebo and read or crochet. Chili is sounding better everyday LOL ~ Later
Miss Ellen Brown Bye for now
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10270:
Boo, the only time I heard of someone putting beer in their chili was on an episode of Mama's Family. They were having a chili cook-off and Naomi put beer in hers. ...Along with beef jerky and fritos.
But why are you embarrassed? What do you think Deacon's do with all that sacrificial wine? How do you think they get through all those weddings and funerals they have to officiate at?
If you're still uncomfortable with it and you happen to run in to your deacon or other man of the cloth while you're buying a little nipper, you can just say, "I like to take a little sip every now and then. It reminds me of church."
That's if your denomination uses wine in mass. If not, I wouldn't use that one, then he'd think you're drunk in church.
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10271:
Now Sterling we use nothing but Welch's grape juice at our church. I think the elders think Jesus turned water into Welch's at the Wedding in Cana of Galillee (I think that's the right wedding!)- I am sorry to say I'm a little rusty on my Bible facts.
BDJ - don't come see the REDS now - they are whiners not winners. Between them and the Bengals - sorry state for pro sports in Cincinnati. Now - Indy - how bout them Colts! (Well they are at least 4-4 , not 1- 100 or however many games the Bengals lost!) And alas no more Riverfront. . .:( Now I'm crying in my Welch's!
I think we could do a bean soup supper too along with the chili - with the energy crisis I'm sure we could really help "gas" the place up. Sorry for the pun - it's been a long and I do mean LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGG day!
Well - take care you all!
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10272:
BY the way - I htink chocolate chips taste good in any desset (banana bread, double choco chip brownies, etc. )
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10273:
Tom - is that you peeking from around those bushes . . .now you need to come up on the porch and let yourself be seen by everyone! We are missing your poetry something terrible!
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10274:
Howdy, all! Yes, I do believe I saw Tom out there a while back. Wish that boy would get himself up here on the porch where he belongs. We're waaaaay short on poetry around here.
That Cincinnati chili sounds good to me, too. Doesn't sound much like what I know as chili, but it doesn't matter what a dish is called, if it's good, and that sounds good. Besides, I think "chili" is one of those generic words. You know, like "sandwich". A peanut butter sandwich is a long way from a roast beef sandwich, or a BLT, but we call them all "sandwiches". Same with the Mexican "taco". When we hear "taco", we gringoes think of a folded-over and crisply fried tortilla, filled with spicy meat and lettuce and tomatoes, right? Well, to the Mexicans, a taco is like a sandwich. It's simply a word that describes a tortilla, (usually soft), folded and filled with whatever happens to be available. Many Mexican homes keep a "caldo" slowly simmering on the back of the stove, a sort of thick stew that just keeps being replenished with leftovers, seldom gets all used up. When folks come home, they grab a tortilla, spoon in a blob of the caldo, fold it up so it doesn't drip, and walk away munching. See? Generic term.
Boo, you're probably familiar with the "mole" sauce, pronounced mo-lay, that is so good with chicken. Dež, I'd bet that you know about it, too. Mole, too, contains peanut butter and chocolate, as well as finely pulverized almonds sometimes. It starts with a chili powder base, and the other stuff is added according to the family's own "secret recipe". I think I've mentioned this on the porch before. Anyway, it's delicious, and you can buy prepared mole roux in your local grocery store. It's usually put up in little glass jars - you just thin it down with chicken broth, stir in very coarsely shredded boiled chicken, and serve with rice. Marvelous!
Boo, you probably already put fresh cilantro in your pinto beans, but do you ever put in a large pinch of sugar? That was my mom's secret, and no one could cook beans like she could.
Mary Wiggins, a Maltese could be said to look a little like a Yorkie, I guess, in that they're both small, moppy little dogs, with topknots. Yorkies are always in colors, though, and a Maltese will always be snow white. If he's any other color, then there was an unexpected visitor somewhere along the line, who wasn't a Maltese! A Yorkie has picked-up ears and a short tail, and a Maltese has drop ears and a spectacular plumed tail which he carries very proudly over his back, and waves it almost constantly. I've had several Kocker spaniels, (take that, censor) a Manchester terrier, a Kockerpoo who was the result of an indiscretion on the part of one of my Kockers with the ambitious little poodle next door, and I've had a Yorkie. I loved them all dearly. However, when my dear husband got Sugarplum for me, I knew I had found my breed, forever. She has been a delight, and everyone I know who has one says the same thing. On the other hand, my daughter has a precious little scruffy mixed breed who is so smart, so kind, so intuitive, that I wish I could declare her a breed and reproduce her a million times. Fancy breeds, mixed breeds, whatever. When you find a friend, you don't care what their background is. I'm only pushing the Maltese for Mary Wiggins because of her family's allergies.
My, how I have run on! Sorry, I'll relinquish the floor now. Have a great day tomorrow, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10275:
Hey Romeena,if you make up some of that mole sauce for our weekend feast,could ya rename it for me? Let's call it Possum Sauce! Nah,on second thought we'd best not. Suddenly recalled all that previous talk about "possum pie"! Forget it,just forget it! I still hope you make some of that sauce though-sounds de-lish!
Forgot to put the time on my post(for the person who was requesting the time) but I just looked at the clock and it's 9:40pm. That's Eastern time,FYI!
Y'all have a good evening-crawling under my rock now.Might have frost on the ground in the morning!
possum under a rock
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10276:
Good night possum, stay warm, good night to all the rest of the porch.((((((((((porch))))))))))
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10277:
Mary Wiggins, I don't know if anyone answered your question yet about what is "ept". That is from the episode where Newton Monroe comes to town. He's an inept peddler (played by Don Rickles). He turns out to be "ept"! Well, I'm off to make me some chili for supper. Guess I'll throw a couple reeses peanut butter cups in it. And drink a beer whilst I'm stirring it.
I seen temptation coming, but it seen me coming too.
November 07, 2002 - Msg 10278:
Hazel you're a hoot!! That might just work. try put some beer in the chili, though.
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10279:
Morning Porch pals. It's Friday! And just in the nick of time. Really looking forward to this chili party. So many different recipes and styles. I had a bowl of Hazels chili last year. Found an empty beer can in it. Boy, when the recipe calls to add a can of beer to it, she goes all out.
Well I better go get ready. Anyone need a lift? Where we having it at anyway?
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10280:
Good morning porch, hey Asa, I ask the same question my self when it for come up but haven't heard yet. LOL (hint hint) I need to get out of here work calleth.LOL TGIF~~~
Y'all have a Sonshine filled day
Ellen Brown :)
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10281:
Hi, folks. I haven't been around much lately (I went to Detroit...) but I did want to stop by and say "hey" to everyone. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a good weekend.
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10282:
Hey to Chuck and the Porch.
"Daddy, you are sooooo right..."
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10283:
Good morning ya'll - been kind of a stressfilled morning - could use a few prayers this way. . .
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10284:
Hey to O'Malley. Notice I didn't call him Chuck, like Jelsik. (You can't call a rich man by his first name) I'll get right on that request, Homemaker. You guys want to have the chili party at my place? With all that beer I put in mine, I don't know if I ought to drive anywhere.
"Lotta bad feet in this country"
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10285:
Ok, we can have it at your place as far as I'm concerned, Hazel. I always thought that when you put alcohol in food it cooked out but I was watching the food channel the other day and this so-called expert said all the alcohol doesn't cook out so watch out, Hazel, don't eat and drive!!haha
I would like a recipe for that Mole. I have heard of it but I don't think I have ever tasted it.
I had to turn on the heater last night her in South Texas. Hell has frozen over! It'll warm up today, though.
I gotta go tend to my chores. Mother's work is never done! See ya'll at the chili wing-ding.
Hazel, should I bring some "Gas X"?
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10286:
Yes Hazel, along the lines of what Boo said, remember to eat in moderation, don't mix foods, and don't eat if you're pregnant.
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10287:
Homemaker, why are you stressing? It's Friday!
Well, I hope you de-stress soon. And I think that chili party might be just what you need. Can you stand another chili recipe? Well, this isn't really a recipe, more like a style of chili. It's kind of like the Cincinnati chili, except instead of spaghetti you put rice on the bottom and then put the chili over it and top it with cheese. It is delicious!
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10288:
11:50 A.M-Hello all! Hey homemaker, I hope the Colts can get it together. Peyton Manning is from my side of the world. Have a Mayberry Day.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
Miss Ellen Brown-You put a glow in a mans' day!
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10289:
Afternoon Porch, stopped in real fast to let you know I am on my way out the door to go to DC this afternoon, please ask for a safe journey for me Jake & my muuther! (teehee couldn't resist that) We will be back Sun night sometime, I will try to check in from there, but not making any promises.
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10290:
Sterling, I just gotta ask, are you a woman? Whatever you are, you certainly have a good sense of humor! I think I will try the chili with rice thing. Does it have beans in it or plain chili over rice then cheese? Does it contain Reese's peanut butter cups?hehe Do you wash it down with beer?
Can't wait for tonight. Nothing bothers my stomach. i take Nexium!
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10291:
Oh, I forgot to tell ya'll something my little boy said. the other day Matlock was on tv (we never watch it but it was just on) my son was doing something in another room and shouted, "Hey, that sounds like Andy!". I told him it was Andy when he was older. It made me realize that I am watching the right amount of TAGS if my kids recognize Andy's voice! I must be doin' something right as a parent.(sniff)
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10292:
"Hail to thee, Miss Mayberry. Hail to thee, all hailll....."
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10293:
Be careful Mavis. My prayers go with you. We'll save you some chili. Sounds like you won't need to reheat it even. LOL
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10294:
Good afternoon, folks! I'm really behind on my magazine and should be writing just now but had to do some research on the Net so thought I'd check in. I am pleased with all the chili talk I got started. So we're eatin' at Hazel's. What night and what time? I'll bring a cheese ball and crackers. Have a safe trip, Mavis. Good to see Tom if even just for a moment. Hey to everyone--Asa, Boo, homemaker, Steling Holobyte, Briscoe, Dež, O'Malley, Ellen Brown, Mavis, Romeena, Olive, Mary Wiggins, and whoever I missed. Hope Salty and Dixie Belle check in sometime. Where's Clara?
November 08, 2002 - Msg 10295:
Thank you for the compliment, Boo. About the sense of humor, not about being a woman, which I am not. I think someone asked me that before, you guy's(girl's) are giving me a complex.
About the chili with/without beans, it's whatever you prefer. I have to clarify something about that though, the rice is only as good as the chili. I first had this concoction over in this little restaurant in Hawaii, and they really had a good chili, so the mixture was just perfect. And they know how to do rice over there because of all the Japanese who live over there. I have a theory about why so many Japanese settle in Hawaii, like to hearitheregoes... I think it's because they burn out over in Japan because those workers over there work like bees and don't know how to say "slow down, what's your hurry", and then their doctors make them move to Hawaii to calm down before they have a massive coronary.
So anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, chili and rice. I know when I made some with my own chili, it wasn't as good. I think I was spoiled over there.
But try it anyway, your chili is probably better than mine.