What To Look Forward To

“Any predictions for 2015?” Spence says.

“Aliens will come from Andromeda,” says Admin, “and induce mass amnesia. We’ll wake up the next day knowing nothin’ ’bout nothin’. Other than that, an uneventful year.”



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103 Responses to “What To Look Forward To”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:07 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! Uneventful might be nice. Love seeing OFA with Rio in Golinka and the Storyteller’s booth. DianeC. hope you realize your alpha state.
    And as she said this a.m. lets do a Super Saturday.

  2. O'Howlers
    9:08 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Well, would you look at that?!, OFA and our Rio, side by side. And thanks to the amnesia, we are betting that neither of them remember posing for this photo. Heh!

    Good morning, all!

  3. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:29 am on January 3rd, 2015

    I feel that I often know nothin’ about nothin’. Good morning all.

    This morning we are getting a wintery mix of snow and rain. More snow tomorrow and by mid week we are going to see -10 real temperature. Brrr!

  4. B.Stover
    9:36 am on January 3rd, 2015

    I love the way Admin always looks on the bright side.

    It’s icing here so I’m not going outside let alone driving anywhere.

    Good morning all.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:55 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Can you say Brrrrrr? B&M&L and HRH B and Staff, stay warm! Oh, and Barb, mom frequently doesn’t know what day it is, so don’t feel lonesome.
    If someone said Admin is a glass half full kind of guy, we think we need to know what happened to the other half of the glsss.

  6. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:09 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Weather is bad but I am heading out anyway. Many errands to run. BBL

  7. Wose-the small and meek
    10:14 am on January 3rd, 2015


    HEH! Well, look who is the Friend of the Day! My good pal, Rio! Chuffle!

    We here in Westchester are expecting an icy mix that will change to rain. Tomorrow it is expected to be 60 degrees, and then we will head back to the deep freeze.

    Grizz’s birthday is 2 weeks away, so I think we might do some mall walking today.

    I hope dearest Nana is feeling tip-top soon, and that the rest of youse under the quilt feel better soon.

  8. Diane C.
    10:53 am on January 3rd, 2015

    HOH,O’H,B,M and L,B. Stover, Tall Wose and those checking in later–OK, I think it’s cold here, too, but you’ll probably laugh, so I’ll just wish you a happy day keeping warm (also echoing speedy recovery wishes for Nana).
    HOH–Alpha state? Wha’? Does this mean the aliens have been and gone already? I don’t remember a thing…

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    10:58 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Ice and snow are predicted for this afternoon into tomorrow. So everyone here has gone off in different directions to accomplish necessary errands beforehand.

    Personally, we think it is all silly. Why not curl up next to a warm heater like we do and only get up for meals.

    Mama is off to the post office where the last of the Shake Your Bootie prizes will be mailed to their respective winners.

    Then she is coming home to make lasagna for dinner. Green chili may or may not be involved.

  10. Billy's Buddy
    10:59 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Freezing rain and cold here in Wisconsin. This is delightful compared to the predicted weather through Thursday. Wind chills of -40 degrees.

    Feel better, Nana!

    Good morning all.

  11. Staff
    11:12 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Just checked the forecast for the weekend. Looks like the cold will be continuing into the first of the week. It might be time to put out some luminaries to freeze up. It is supposed to be up to 30 degrees today and then cold and snowy for a while. If I could send this weather up to Anchorage I would.

    The kittens have discovered the waste paper baskets and think they are fine places to hide out. I have given up trying to stop them. They are relentless. I am relenting. sheesh. I guess I will have to think of an name other than Staff. Maybe something like patsy or wimp or…well you get the idea.

    This is what happens to the tablecloth…

  12. Staff
    11:15 am on January 3rd, 2015

    And this…

  13. Staff
    11:16 am on January 3rd, 2015

    By the way Rose, that is your god-child, Henry doing all that messing.

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    11:22 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Dear Staff – think of it as being a pacifist. Sounds much better than patsy.

  15. B.Stover
    11:34 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Diane’s comment reminds me of a funny weather comparison between Florida and Michigan: When it is 50 degrees in Florida, people wear sweaters, long pants, socks. When it is 50 degrees in Michigan, people wear light shirts, shorts and flip-flops.

    Henry is so cute.

    I loved Tupper’s Mama’s story about the kitten and dog swaggering side by side.

  16. B.Stover
    11:47 am on January 3rd, 2015

    Happy Birthday Mary Lou.

  17. Mama Meash
    12:02 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    The kids are outside playing in the snow, as if this teensy bit of white counts as snow. It is supposed to continue all day and into the evening, then turn to rain tonight and all day tomorrow. After that, vaca will be over, so I didn’t bother to check. Thank Dog all of the outdoor stuff got done yesterday. As for the indoors, it looks like chaos. That big tree is gone, as is the little one. Where to? Heaven only knows.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    12:04 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    MTMP: Please tell your Mama Happy B-Day for us.

    Rio: Where’s that Green Chili Recipe? We are Waiting Patiently to see steam coming out of Nana’s ears.

  19. T.C.
    12:08 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Appy Birthday yo our favorite minpin’s favorite mama!

    And this, for Hobbit.

  20. T.C.
    12:09 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Umm. That would be HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    12:13 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    we had to yell – Texas is a long way away

  22. Siber-H
    12:44 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Nice picture of Spence and Rio.
    I have no predictions for 2015 except to say the Rockies will win more games than they lose.

    Happy Birthday MaryLou! Husky Birthday hugs from your neighbor to the West.
    I just learned that the History Channel is going to show a series about Texas in 2015. We will watch it.

  23. dawson
    1:17 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Spence and Rio looking good!

    Prediction: SiberH’s prediction will come to pass.

    Sending birthday greetings to Mary Lou. I hope cake will be involved.

    TC: Lol, everyone was looking pretty comfortable until that last cat stuffed himself into the box.

  24. Herd of Hounds
    1:23 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    ML, have a good one, ya know we love ya! Kats i a kardboard box? Nevef a good sign.

  25. Staff
    1:29 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    It said on Facebookie that it was ML’s Birthday. Hugs and kitten kisses from Keiko and Henry. (They are finally resting on the blanket on top of the radiator)

  26. Herd of Hounds
    1:39 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Guess who? Have we grown or what?

  27. Staff
    2:23 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    3 luminaries are outside waiting for the cold night. Laundry is in the machine. Lunch has been eaten. The kittens woke up and I am going to try to do a little quilting. If I am left alone long enough.

    Dad is napping in his chair with his headphones on. It is a quiet and waitful day. Waiting for the cold to “come upon us.”

  28. O'Howlers
    2:33 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Our house is emptied of anything Holiday. We are all laying around in the living room with Mom, while Pop is boxing up the last of the window candles upstairs. Tonight we go “gently into the abyss” as Mom likes to refer to this time of year. She loves it.

  29. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    2:36 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Staff, The promised book is winging its way to you.

    Errands done, lunch over, staying in the rest of the day. It was not fun driving in all the soup. Snow predicted for tonight.

    Happy, Happy Day to you Mary Lou. Try to get out and do something fun. Pamper yourself!

  30. Herd of Hounds
    2:39 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Movies and books not withstanding, looking out the windows here IS 50 shades of grey!

  31. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    2:43 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    I have not read that book, nor do I want to see the movie. And no I am not a prude.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    2:54 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    B&M&L only a comparison of grey. Not a comentary.

  33. Billy's Buddy
    3:06 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Happy Birthday ML!

  34. O'Howlers
    3:15 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    HOH, whose kittens are you posting????

  35. c.hobbit
    3:20 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Good day to everyone and especially ML.

    Staff: when my kittens first arrived, I immediately got an empty trash container and laid it on its side knowing that they would play hide-and-go seek with it.

    I have been talked into delivering a kitten to Fairbanks at the end of next week. I wanted to visit friends anyway. All I can say is that it better not meow for 7 hours. Family had pre-adopted it based on a photo and visited for 3 days this week but since kitten is on medicine, they could not take it home with them.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    3:49 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    OH, Henry and Keiko a few weeks ago (when they wore ribbons). Haven’t they grown?

  37. O'Howlers
    3:54 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    I thought so, but why were you posting them? Did you steal them from Staff?

  38. Herd of Hounds
    3:56 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    OH check 1:31 PM

  39. Herd of Hounds
    3:57 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Just showing Staffs little ones.

  40. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:33 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Pals!…Hey! It’s me and my pal The Charming Mr. Abrahams….snorkel!…I remember being on my best behavior because his paws are really big!…chuffle!

  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:35 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Recipe!….Someone will be working on the recipe never fear!..snort!…Right now we are both bummed out because there is a blizzard happening outside…grump!

  42. Herd of Hounds
    4:47 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Rio, you have a blizzard? We just have a pea soup fog. Go figgure!

  43. Siber-H
    5:12 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Rio, I had a moment of spending madness on Amazon and ordered the entire DVD set of Breaking Bad.

  44. O'Howlers
    5:19 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    We are recording The Equalizer to watch later this evening. Danzel <3

  45. Mollypop's Mom
    5:28 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Siber-H, you didn’t “borrow” your Mom’s credit card again, did you?

  46. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:37 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    SIBERH!…..WHOOOOOO HOOOOO!…Who is my best pal ever? Who will be loaning me the entire DVD set of Breaking Bad?…snort!snort!…Did I tell you my friend just replace our broken one this weekend?…heh!heh!….Just in the nick of time, I tell ya!….WOOOOOOO!

  47. Siber-H
    5:38 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Mollypop’s Mom, I did. I was looking at something else on Amazon and Breaking Bad just popped up for me. Well, you know how it is…one click, and it is on its way. I am not at fault. Mom says Amazon has my number.

  48. Wose-the small and meek
    5:43 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    While Grizz and I were mall walking, it started to snow very hard. Now that snow has turned into drizzle…

    Staff: Hehhehheh! My godkitty Henry is all the things I am not…a real hurricane that one! He is a cutie, too!

    RIO! I love that picture of you and our favorite author!

  49. Wose-the small and meek
    5:45 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    ML: Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and big birthday hugs!! Hope an ice cream cake is involved….

  50. O'Howlers
    5:47 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    It is a chilly, wet, icy, slushy, slippery mess here. We are roasting all kinds of veggies and will be enjoying a warm, cozy night indoors with the ‘rents and T.C. The horses and the chickies are on their own. It feels like forever since we all stayed home together all day and night. They are sad that the holidays are over, but we are not.
    They did tell us that Unbroken was excellent, though of course unsettling. If you read the book, you will not be disappointed.

  51. Siber-H
    5:53 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Rio, I will loan it to you. In fact, I will give you the extras that come with it, like a matchbook cover, apron, coin, and I don’t know what all else. I don’t know how long it will take me to watch all of it, and it will be a couple of weeks or so until it arrive at my house.

    I believe the DVD set comes in a barrel. Mom is gonna kill me.

  52. Mollypop's Mom
    5:54 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    ML, happy birthday. A new year starts and then one for you too.

  53. Herd of Hounds
    6:20 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Wowser! Can y’all believe it is 2015??? Where has time gone and what is happening? We are flummoxed. (is that a good word?)

  54. Tupper's Mama
    6:24 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    We are shaking our heads over the irony of life.
    While watching tv, a commercial came on urging support for Wounded Warriors, the vets who are coming home with devastating injuries. The commercial talked about how these men and women struggle to overcome their injuries and get better
    The next commercial was for an upcoming WWF Wrestling event where the competitors will “battle” until one is hurt badly enough to need an ambulance

    Is it just us, or is there something inherently wrong with this?

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:26 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    SiberH!….You ordered BIG!…WOW!…You will know what the barrel symbolizes soon into the story…gasp!…This is great! WoOOOoooOOOOOoo!

    Recipe!…My friend is almost done with the chili recipe. She is complaining about it being harder than it first seemed and I should have kept my big pug mouth shut about sharing it…gurle!

  56. O'Howlers
    6:33 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Tupper’s Maw: Mom’s high school friend is very involved with the Wounded Warrier Project. She runs River House PA. They get vets suffering from PTSD and other wounds out in nature, doing hikes and such. This woman is famous in her own right, having written many books and lecturing about her experiences long-distance hiking. She and her husband spent long periods with their kids in the wilds, when those kids were but babes. Anyways, Mom and Pop purchased tickets for a Valentines dinner dance to benefit River House.

  57. Herd of Hounds
    6:34 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Tupper’s Mama: share a prawrayer for peace. Maybe only some of us get it!

  58. O'Howlers
    6:36 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    And yes, we see the irony, and we agree those WWF people are warped in that thinking. If they want to experience battle, they should sign up for real.

  59. Tupper's Mama
    6:38 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Howlers – exactly!!!
    And the Storyteller and I both thank you for supporting Wounded Warriors.

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:41 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Wrestling!…We here believe it is all faked…sniff!…Those guys are drama-queens…heh!…Back to the recipe!…yeeep!

  61. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:57 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    My Friend’s Hot Green Chili

    Shopping List:

    1 – 2 lbs Pork Country Style Boneless Ribs
    1 – 2 White Onions
    5 – 6 Cloves of Garlic
    14.5 oz Chicken Broth
    10 oz Rotel Diced Tomatoes w/Habaneros (hot)
    7 oz Regular Diced Tomatoes (about ½ of a can)
    10 oz Water
    24 oz Chilies Hot (Select – New Mexico – frozen. Can be found at Walmart or King Soopers grocery)
    1 teaspoon Cumin (estimate)
    1 teaspoon Garlic Salt (estimate)
    ½ teaspoon of Chicken Bouillon (optional and an estimate)
    1 Fire Extinguisher

    What to do:

    Layer thick sliced white onion and diced garlic in a crock pot with the Port Ribs. Pour in the chicken broth, you may need to add more to cover the ribs, and cook on high for 4 hours.

    Once the ribs are cooked remove them from the crock pot. Drain the liquid from the crock pot into a bowl through a colander. Mash the onion and garlic in the colander to get as much liquid flavor out of them as you can. Store the ribs and the broth in the fridge over-night in separate containers.

    The next day remove the grease from the top of the broth. Cut the ribs into chunks removing as much fat as possible. Defrost the chiles.

    Into a large pot add the following: The ribs, broth, diced tomatoes w/habaneros, regular diced tomatoes, green chiles (even if they are still frozen).

    At this point let the mixture heat up. It will be very very HOT tasting. This is where I add extra water (to tame it down). Add more water as needed. Add the garlic salt and cumin to taste. If you desire add the chicken bouillon to season the extra water. I add a little seasoning at a time and let the mixture slow boil for a while before re-tasting and re-seasoning it.

    The chilies and the tomatoes need to slow boil/simmer together for at least 4 – 5 hours. The chilies and tomatoes will combine together to make a semi-thick sauce. You can thicken it even more with flour or cornstarch if you desire.

    The key is to keep tasting and add seasoning along the way. I know – It is not a scientific recipe…heh!….If you are not a fan of HOT substitute the Hot Habanero tomatoes with Tomatoes w/Green Chilies. And buy the Mild frozen chopped green chilies instead of Hot!

    This green chili is best served over a beef and bean burrito w/cheese and a bit of sour cream on the side…burp!

  62. Tupper's Mama
    7:01 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Rio – we just want a bowl of it with some Frito’s on the side.

  63. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:03 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Golinka!…Gourmet cook that you are, you will find this recipe very simple indeed…snort!…Otherwise you will need to purchase an aeroplane ticket to my back yard to get some of this before it is put in the freezer…heh!heh!

  64. Staff
    7:05 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Oh Rio, That is the kind of recipe we use here at the Drew household. When I lost my sense of smell and taste back in 2003 I couldn’t cook for several years because I cooked by taste. Luckily I was old enough that I had some recipes I had made many times and could count on them tasting OK. But any new recipe was a crap shoot.

    Speaking of recipes I hear clinking from the kitchen and a kitten (Henry) is missing. I had better go investigate before copying and pasting this great looking recipe.

    I will be using the mild green chilies.

  65. Siber-H
    7:08 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Rio, That recipe looks delish. It is different than green chili stew.
    I like the idea of serving it over a burrito.

    Yes, I ordered big, but it was an accident.
    I didn’t realize the DVD set came with all those extras in a barrel until after I one-clicked the order.

  66. Staff
    7:09 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    When I looked in the kitchen Henry was turning away from the sink and he was licking his lips. The bowl that had held Dad’s Mediteranian Salad was licked clean. Really, these kats are part Dog. Raised by wolves I bet. I had emptied the bowl and rinsed it lightly but nothing else. I am not the dishwasher. Mr.Staff is busy watching sports on TV. I left the kitchen and now there is more klinking going on. Maybe if I took the fork out of the bowl I could ignore it more easily.

  67. O'Howlers
    7:18 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    We are howling with laughter over Staff’s soft heart with those devils. Staffie, can we please come live with you?
    Rio! Thanks for the delicious sounding recipe. We will be trying this. Only one problemo Amigo: we have no idea how to make a burrito.

  68. Tupper's Mama
    7:33 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Howlers. Take a few spoonfuls of tasty beef, chicken or pork shreds mixed with beans, shredded cheese, cooked tomatoes, onions and peppers etc. Plop it in the middle of a big flour tortilla. Start rolling from one side, take the two end flaps and fold them in, continue to roll up until you have a neat little tortilla package.
    Top with Rio’s chili. Yum

  69. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:53 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    You guys are making me so hungry! We would have to tone it down a bit, since Barb doesn’t do really hot stuff. But we love tacos and burritos. Yum!

    Staff, do you have your sense of taste back?

  70. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Howlers!…Cook hamburger – dice up into small bits as cooking – and add refried beans and some garlic salt…snort!…Get some tortillas and put the bean and beef mixture down the middle…sneeze!…Then roll up the tortilla around the beef and bean mixture and completely cover with the green chili …yeeep!…Good Eats!

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:02 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Howlers!..Be sure to heat the tortillas also…snuffle!…Cold tortillas are hard to roll and unpleasant to eat…grunt!

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    SiberH!…Whatever happened was meant to be….snort!…The Breaking Bad Dvd angles were sitting on your Siber shoulders when you ordered…heh!heh!cough!

  73. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:16 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Oh!…And Howlers, be sure to drain as much hamburger grease off as you can before adding the refried beans…snort!…You do not want a greasy burrito, no you do not!…wheeze!

  74. O'Howlers
    8:19 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Thanks, Rio and Tupper’s Maw. Copied and pasted.

  75. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:28 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Thieves!…Do youse guys have an update on the Monster Cookie Mission?…snort!snort!…I’m waiting to hear if those tins have been recovered….yeeep!

  76. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Tracking!…Is useless…sniff!…Says the cookies left here on Dec. 26th – no further updates…grump!

  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:57 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Play-offs!…Is anyone else except Beau and Mr.Staff and us…sniff!….watching the football play-offs?…whuffle!…Beau made it clear he had remote control tonight so that is that…grunt!

    Seattle!…Nana and Maskers have to feel very good about their Seahawks this year…snort!…It is Beau’s opinion the Patriots and the Seahawks will battle it out for a spot in the Supper Bowl…heh!heh!

  78. Billy's Buddy
    9:33 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Rio: We here are watching the football playoffs. Fans here want the Green Bay Packers to winnit!

  79. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:38 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    It is probably safe to say that Bee, T & G and members of this household are NOT watching any football tonight.

  80. Tupper's Mama
    9:42 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Nope. We are binge watching a series on Netflix – “Haven”. Loving it so far.

  81. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Lurker!…I knew you guys would be watching the Cheese Heads…snort! …We are watching the Ravens vs Steelers. Been a long time for the ole Steelers….chuffle!

  82. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Footballs!…I should let ole Beau post about the football stuff as I get confused between the AFC and the NFC and then there is the NFL…grunt!…I seem to do better at baseball. Probably because I love baseball and only mildly enjoy football unless our team is in the Supper Bowl…snort!…Even then it can be a seriously difficult thing to watch and swallow…grump!

  83. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:15 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Rio – is foot of balls more interesting than base of balls? Is rules the same? Vould seem much easier to be hitting big skin of pig vith skinny stick
    But vould be hard to catch skin of pig vith silly gloves. Vhat good is glove vith no fingers?

  84. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    In One Piece

    Reward Offered
    (if all tins are recovered and all cookies are in one piece…sniff!)

  85. Thieves!
    10:23 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Commander Rio: The monster cookies and the MGs that have them remain elusive, but we are getting closer. We tracked them last night under the moon. We are harnessing up to resume our mission. We had to return for more supplies. On a related note, the Giant is a natural. We had suspected as much for quite some time. We are in deliberations which arm to have “Field Tested 2015” tattooed.

  86. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Natasha!…If the Broncos make it to the Supper Bowl you and I can go to the Sports Bar outside the stadium in style via the Red Porche…snort!snort!

  87. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on January 3rd, 2015


  88. Staff
    10:36 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    I sure hope those cookies are found in one piece. I bet if we sent the kittens on the trip they would find them immediately. I have never seen animals so able to find food as those two.

    Mr.Staff just told me that boneless pork ribs are on sale this week.

    There is a storm raging outside. The wind is howling and the snow is going sideways. I am sure glad I am inside and decided to go grocery shopping this afternoon when it was mild and 30 degrees. I didn’t even have to wear my winter coat. I just wore my fleece lined flannel shirt over a turtleneck. (with a hat, a scarf and mittens) and I was fine. We are all ready for some weather!

  89. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:45 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    We are ready for the weather, too. Bring it on!

    Night noodles.

  90. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Staff!….I do believe you need to make a hot batch for that Mr. FireSlippers!…snort!…Mild just wouldn’t do.

  91. Staff
    10:54 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Mr.Fireslippers would probably stomp on it and burn his slippers again. He is not a fiery person. He likes him some mild food.
    My Dad and brother would probably suck it up though. They are the type who brag about how much heat they can take.

  92. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Staff!…Sounds like you might have to make a Hot batch and a Mild batch…heh!heh!…It freezes well mind you…snorkel!

  93. dawson
    11:07 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Rio’s friend’s chili: 24 ounces of hot chilies!
    Maybe I don’t like it that hot! I think I would try the milder version first and see if I could handle it.

  94. Staff
    11:22 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Mr.Staff just showed me the boneless country style pork ribs he paid big bucks for. They are spare ribs. I swear that man just walks into a store and goes blind. I can’t tell you how many times he has bought low fat ice cream which he then refuses to eat. Many many times. If I had to guess I would say six times. Really. It just makes you wonder doesn’t it?

    He says he was sure they were right because there is no such thing as boneless spare ribs. He is sitting there with the package in his hands.

  95. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:28 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Snort!….My friend and I are laughing out loud right now…chorkel!…Staff, I am not sure what “spare” ribs are, but if they have pork on them and are not all fat you can still cook them up and cut off the lean pork meat for the chili…chuffle!…I am wondering if cooking the bones would make the chili thicker…snort! …Don’t have a clue.

  96. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:30 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Mr.FireSlippers!…You are the best!…snorkel!

  97. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Boneless!…Spare ribs!..snort!

  98. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:40 pm on January 3rd, 2015

    Chilies!…YES! 24 ounces is A Lot of chilies….heh!….But as they cook they become a sauce…sniff!….Hot sauce! You will start out with a Pot Full but it will cook down to delish!…snort!…Please use the whole 24 ounces, if you can find them…grunt!

  99. Thieves!
    12:06 am on January 4th, 2015

    Fireslippers! We can’t wait to meet that guy.

  100. Staff
    12:15 am on January 4th, 2015

    Slurp for Rio!

  101. Staff
    12:16 am on January 4th, 2015

    Slurp for Rio! One more time….heh heh heh. Henry is waiting!

  102. Staff
    12:22 am on January 4th, 2015

    Spare Ribs are very tasty and cook up crispy and wonderful when salted. I still remember Dawson cooking spare ribs once in her house in Whitefish Montana. Oh those were the days.

    They are bones with a tiny bit of skin covering one side and a very little bit of meat on the other side and they just bake into crispy fatty delishousness when put in the oven at a decent heat setting which I forget right now. There is really very little meat on them but it is pork.

    Now country ribs have much tenderer meat. I have no idea how the spare ribs taste when they don’t have the bones inside them to carry the heat and fat to the tiny bit of meat. However I expect I will find out.

    I am hungry for spare ribs RIGHT NOW!

  103. Staff
    12:24 am on January 4th, 2015

    I think I will have a little something, not ribs, right now and then off to bed.

    Henry is waiting for his slurp. Don’t forget his ears and nose. They need cleaning still and he won’t let me touch them unless he is asleep.

    Nighty noodle

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