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Old 11-15-2014, 06:29 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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BJW, sorry to hear the sad news. Remember the joy.

HiW, you, too, remember them with a smile. You're right, I can appreciate the snow knowing there is an end.

I have a chicken liver question, do you use mayo or schmaltz only? I think this mat be what I was missing, using the mayo.

Yay Zug, a good dog night AND a night out! Yum!


We had another dusting of snow last night, it's a brisk 26 and I'm slacking today, waiting for the sun to come up over the ridge before I go to let the horses out and clean stalls.

 
Old 11-15-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Florida
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BJW, sorry to hear the sad news. Remember the joy.

HiW, you, too, remember them with a smile. You're right, I can appreciate the snow knowing there is an end.

I have a chicken liver question, do you use mayo or schmaltz only? I think this mat be what I was missing, using the mayo.

Yay Zug, a good dog night AND a night out! Yum!


We had another dusting of snow last night, it's a brisk 26 and I'm slacking today, waiting for the sun to come up over the ridge before I go to let the horses out and clean stalls.
You didn't ask me but when I make pate (spread) I never use mayo.......usually butter is the substitute for the 'better' stuff
 
Old 11-15-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Thanks o_c!!!!!! Any advice from all here is appreciated!

I'm cooking up a heap of bacon, waffles for DH and a big ole BLT for me
 
Old 11-15-2014, 11:01 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I have a chicken liver question, do you use mayo or schmaltz only? I think this mat be what I was missing, using the mayo.
I use schmaltz (chicken fat) which is almost always skimmed from stock rather than rendered in a pan. I think it has better taste, possibly because I make stock with carrots and celery added. I like it with mayo. However, I love a chopped chicken liver and egg salad sandwich on pumpernickle. I don't use mayo with this since the egg salad has plenty. Fat from unsmoked or desmoked bacon is also excellent. I use the Julia Child method to desmoke: simmering in water for fifteen minutes.

I'll use butter to fry livers, but I prefer bacon fat.

If you ever have a chance to buy turkey livers, you'll have something richer and finer. With fat skimmed from the turkey neck stock it's positively ambrosial.

***

My favorite Jewish sandwich is pastrami, Muenster cheese, and belly lox on dark rye. I thought of this one myself when I was about nineteen or twenty. A pound of pastrami, a half pound each of cheese and lox is the ratio.
 
Old 11-16-2014, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Yes, I'm coming up in the world. Got a letter from Social Security yesterday stating that my monthly retirement benefit went up by three dollars, retroactive to January, 2014, due to some small earnings I had in 2013. This has nothing to do with the COLA, which should give me another two or three dollars, for a total gross Social Security benefit of about $162 or $163. I'll be laying awake nights thinking how to spend it.
 
Old 11-16-2014, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Escort, sometimes your responses just make me laugh.
 
Old 11-16-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: SW US
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My older dog who was 11 died yesterday. From first symptom of a problem until his death took 48 hours. Before the first symptom, not eating, he played a vigorous game of ball with me and my other dog. My 93 old Mom in declining heath thought he was really lucky to be healthy right up to the end and then go quickly.
He would have died on his own, but I took him to the ER and had him put to sleep because he was in such torment, not being able to get enough oxygen.

Fast or slow, it's never easy to lose them.
 
Old 11-16-2014, 12:50 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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My older dog who was 11 died yesterday. From first symptom of a problem until his death took 48 hours. Before the first symptom, not eating, he played a vigorous game of ball with me and my other dog. My 93 old Mom in declining heath thought he was really lucky to be healthy right up to the end and then go quickly.
He would have died on his own, but I took him to the ER and had him put to sleep because he was in such torment, not being able to get enough oxygen.

Fast or slow, it's never easy to lose them.
It's the hardest thing there is; I had to do it seven months ago. Be thankful that he was good until the end and remember that all dogs go to Heaven. You'll be with him again.
 
Old 11-16-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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It is so hard to lose a dog. I lost mine 2 years ago & it took a long time to get over it. I feel for you.
 
Old 11-16-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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My heart hurts for you, Windwalker, as this is the most painful part of losing our beloved pets, the first few weeks. I am happy to read you did not let him suffer just so you could have a few more moments with him. Quality of life is how I judge when to put my beloved pets down. I have a Boston Terrier that is 15 and deaf. He is in excellent health, though. He is the first pet in a very long line of dogs and cats to live past the age of 13. But, in all the others' passings, I had my husband there, and my daughter at times, as well as having a "back up" pet to help ease the pain of loss. Now, I will be going through Gizmo's passing pretty much by myself, and he is the only pet I have. I am definitely NOT looking forward to it.

Happy in Wyoming and meo92953, you both have my sympathies as well. I don't wish this pain on anyone.
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