Culinary no-no #678

Culinary no-no began on Father’s Day 2007, a beautiful summer day, when I wrote about grilling brats. And eating brats. And topping those brats. I was inspired by my wife, Jennifer who, in my admittedly unscientific opinion, ruins brats by squirting ketchup on them. Other dining taboos quickly came to mind. The original idea was to take this concept only a few months, till the end of summer and then pull the plug. Then the unexpected happened. People started reading Culinary no-no. Lots of folks. So we keep doing the no-no.

Frozen Turkey Dinner — Stock Photo

Culinary no-no on a Wednesday? When it normally gets published on a Sunday?

Had to be. These couldn’t wait till the weekend. Thanksgiving you understand.

How can I cut back on food waste during Thanksgiving? Skip the bird? get bent.

13 MUST-HAVES FOR HOSTING THANKSGIVING OUTSIDE. How about #14. Skip the 13 and just go inside.

Today’s highly interesting read (11/25/20): Could Trump Have Been Our First 100 Million-Vote President?

A large crowd sits around Air Force One as President Trump speaks.

Today’s read is from Wayne Allyn Root, a nationally syndicated conservative TV and radio host.

Here’s an excerpt:

Trump won the biggest upset in U.S. presidential history in 2016. And in 2020, he added over 10 million votes!

Did you know that? I’m guessing not, because the lying, “fake news,” mainstream media never mentions it. But Trump got over 10 million more votes than last time — when he won. That’s definitely the definition of a remarkable winner.

But that’s not the really amazing part.

What is? Read the entire column here.

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The Grammy Award nominees were announced today.

For Song of the Year, one of the nominees:

Performed by H.E.R.
Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters

I’d bet my house it wins.

Ponder this. How much Grammy TV time do you think will be given to Dolly Parton, nominated for “There Was Jesus” in the category of Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song?

Today’s highly interesting read (11/24/20): Closing down schools is not the solution during pandemic

Schools choose between bad online learning and unsafe classrooms - Business  Insider

Today’s read is from attorney Christine Flowers. Here’s an excerpt:

We are watching as young boys and girls are not only missing out on the benefits of proximity and kinship, of interaction and reaction, but are becoming fearful little vessels of apprehension.

This is wrong.  And the fact that it is being done under the guise of “protecting children” and reducing the spread is as dishonest as it is reprehensible.

Read the entire column here.

My Most Popular Blogs (11/23/20)

Here are my most popular blogs from last week, Sunday – Saturday:

1) Yes there was a bully at Franklin City Hall Tuesday night, and it wasn’t an elected official

2) The most critical issue in Franklin very few care about

3) Today’s highly interesting read (11/17/20): Teachers Unions Flex COVID Muscle

4) Best Cartoons of the Week (11/21/20)

5) The tax rate is meaningless

6) Ridiculous juxtaposition of Journal Sentinel headlines

7) The 10 Commandments for Hunters

8) Culinary no-no #676

9) Goodnight everyone, and have an angelic weekend!

10) Photos of the Week (11/15/20)

The latest pro-life news (11/23/20)


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Oh no! The Valdes-Scantling turnover

A lot of Packer fans this morning are irate with wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Valdes-Scantling’s fumble in overtime Sunday set up sudden death, and the Indianapolis Colts’ Rodrigo Blankenship kicked a 39-yard field goal to seal a 34-31 comeback win against the Packers. Green Bay’s collapse sent their record to 7-3, knocking them out of the top spot in the NFC playoffs seeding behind New Orleans (8-2). 

Cut Valdes-Scantling right now howled angry Packer faithful. He’s got hands of stone.

Is it too early to get down on the speedster that announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were praising all day before the fateful drop? I recall this player from the Packer glory years.

As dynamic and flashy as Williams was he had an issue.

“Travis had a little problem with fumble-itis, something Vince Lombardi did not have much patience for,” longtime Packer PR Director Lee Remmel said. “During training camp, after he fumbled in a pre-season game, Lombardi made him carry the ball everywhere, from the bathroom to the dining hall to bed. He learned how to hang onto the football.”

In his book, “Instant Replay,” Jerry Kramer wrote about how backup quarterback Zeke Bratkowski taped a handle on the football to help The Roadrunner.

“I think Vince is just about running out of patience with Travis,” wrote Kramer. “His speed is so impressive that a lot of us are hoping he’ll learn to hold the ball and make the club. Zeke gave Travis a football with a handle made of tape. The kid accepted the needling good-naturedly, but you can tell from looking at him how scared he is. He’s got a wife and two kids, and a third on the way, and while we’re in training camp he’s earning only $70 a week. That’s what everybody gets, and it doesn’t go very far.”

Lombardi never lost faith in Williams. He got his big break on that kickoff return against the St. Louis Cardinals and then caught on fire.

As for Valdes-Scanting during his brief NFL career he has now fumbled three times. All three were lost. Time for him to start carrying a football everywhere he goes? Premature to give up on him, that’s for sure.