Comments on: Sunday Round-Up: Endless Summer edition http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:29:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Shelley http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-882207 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:55:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-882207 Christie’s fat is no joke: the public seems to subconsciously discount meanness from overweight people (like Rush) as being simply funny, rather than seeing the viciousness underneath.

As someone whose writing is about the era of the greatest Democratic President, I have to say that the Republican lineup, standing there in perfect silence as the debate audience booed a young serviceman, strikes me as moral midgets. (With apologies to Litte People.)

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-881810 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:14:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-881810 Heh. High horses, indeed!

I cheated last night, faute de mieux, with half-n-half, and I’m betting that no one could tell the difference with all of that cheese and bacon in there, anyway. I bet even a good local & creamy whole milk could substitute just fine–just make sure your bread is plenty stale.

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By: Roxie http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-881788 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 21:14:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-881788 I would like to vote for Pumpkin Stuffed With Everything Good for president, please. Assuming the running mate is a nice Oregon pinot noir. And that the heavy cream has zero calories. The official Recently Overweight Person of Roxie’s World is pretty carful about that kind of thing these days. Alas.

Thanks for the links, cowgirl. I’m thinking this is going to be about the most depressing election season ever. Glad we’ll be spending it together, up here on our high horses, as per usual.

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-881768 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 20:35:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-881768 The name leaves something to be desired but “sweet meat” is the best winter squash ever. 10 to 15 pounds, great keeper. I roast them in halves and freeze what I can’t use right away.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-881743 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 19:32:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-881743 @Notorious, I think I didn’t get a kabocha, but something even bigger (I ended up with about 8 cups that I used in the stew, and 14 cups that I froze for later recipes.) It took me 45 minutes and a bruised finger. The stew I made will probably make 8 or 9 meals (I’ve given one container to my mother, so I won’t have to eat all 9 meals!)

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By: quixote http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-881621 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:34:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-881621 Who’ll be the Republican candidate? I keep thinking the primary will be a good test case for whether their insiders have as much control over the process as I think they do.

If, as the general election comes closer, it looks like they could win it, they’ll bend heaven and earth to make sure that someone who could actually win is the nominee.

If it looks like Obama is a good bet to win (could happen if the economy unexpectedly improves), they’ll let the process throw up whichever candidate it wants.

I have my easy chair all set up to watch the show, and a large bag of popcorn just waiting to be popped.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-881612 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:41:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-881612 Why is working with winter squash such a pain in the butt? Srsly. I’ve had those kabochas before, and you pretty much have to stew them or use them in soups because they’re quite dry otherwise.

Will make a note of the Notorious Kabocha recipe, though.

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By: Notorious Ph.D. http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-881509 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 06:28:19 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-881509 @ Susan: Glad to hear it worked out! How long did it take you to break into the kabocha?

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-881468 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 04:19:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-881468 Every presidential election year I think the republicans can’t get worse, and then the next one they surprise me, so….
While I think the establishment will try to pick Romney, I wouldn’t count out Herman Cain. He had the decency to admit he *should* have called out the boos on the gay soldier. And that’s probably the nicest thing I can say about any of them.

I loved that pumpkin recipe when I heard it on the radio last year, but tonight I made Notorious’ kabocha stew, which was yummy and will feed me for another week….

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2011/10/02/sunday-round-up-endless-summer-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-881457 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 03:30:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16772#comment-881457 We haven’t got any pumpkins.

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