Blogger horrified to realize that Burger King’s new bacon sundae is lookin’ pretty good to him

posted at 9:00 pm on April 13, 2012 by Allahpundit

I know what you’re thinking. “If you were jazzed about the bacon milkshake, why wouldn’t you be double jazzed for a big gloppy mess of ice cream and fudge and … pork?” Well, go back and look at the milkshake. No real bacon there, just bacon syrup, fully incorporated and thus perfectly texturally consistent with the rest of the drink. Now go look at this nightmare. It’s a lumpy sea of sickening sweetness — and right there, jutting ominously into the sky like a savory iceberg, is an honest to goodness piece of crispy pig flesh. Nothing goes better with milk and sugar than salted animal fat, right? C’mon. Can’t be good.

Or can it?

I decided to first tackle the large piece of bacon that was stuck in as a counterpoint to the peak of gleaming white soft-serve goodness; this seemed like the best way to get a good feel for the bacon and then slowly dip my toe into the rest of it. The bacon was at room temperature, but was crispy and thick. Fast food bacon generally disappoints me, but this version was definitely not bad: crunchy, smoky, and salty. So sturdy was this piece of bacon that I was easily able to dip the end of it into the cup as I ate it, scooping up the vanilla soft serve and the chocolate and caramel toppings…

All in all, the BK Bacon Sundae was everything that I had hoped it would be, and nothing that I had feared: the bacon stayed crispy throughout, and its smokiness and saltiness powered through even when there was a lot of chocolate and caramel on the spoon. It had the crispy-crunchiness and the ever-so-slight burned flavor that bacon gets as soon as it crosses the border into well-done – but in this application, I believe that is exactly where it needed to be. Even on a few of the pieces that looked fattier than some of the others, there was no awkward chewiness or off-tasting flavor of un-rendered pork fat. I am pleasantly surprised to get to say that it is definitely something I would order again…

Food rating: 8.5 out of 10. And if you follow the last link, you’ll see that it looks much better in the new photos. Nothing lumpy or runny this time. Just cool, creamy dairy deliciousness generously garnished with swine. For freak-show food, it seems downright wholesome, quite unlike this monstrosity cooked up by the sick minds at Pizza Hut UK. Good lord. I know British food is supposed to be terrible but have some dignity, please.

The sundae’s only available in Nashville right now so one of the HA faithful will have to swing by to sample it for the rest of us. Who’s my volunteer?


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Bacon bits sprinkles?

profitsbeard on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

canned spaghetti O’s, excellent for sea sickness.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

I’ll take mine with a couple shots of bourbon…

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I kid you not……..Maple Bacon Donut frozen yogurt.

Bacon baby!!!!

PappyD61 on April 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

PappyD61:Did you say,yogurt….I`m in!:)

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Bacon bits sprinkles?

profitsbeard on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

profitsbeard:Now yur cook`n!:)

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

TXUS on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Cool, thanks, good to know. I like em with coffee.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I’ll take mine with a couple shots of bourbon…

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Clink!

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

canned spaghetti O’s, excellent for sea sickness.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Raviolis…not good for your spouse…that was drunk…
and you both are cruzin’ the drag….

Good times….we laugh about it today :)

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I’ll take mine with a couple shots of bourbon…

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Seven Percent Solution:A Bacon-Bourbon/Icrecream Float,awesome!:)

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

melle1228 on April 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

There you go, AP. melle1228 and spouse are going to be Hot Air’s guinea pigs.

Should we send an observer?

jaime on April 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

canned spaghetti O’s, excellent for sea sickness.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Green apples work better.

JPeterman on April 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Then why is it forbidden to eat by the three major religions?

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

At the time these religions were founded, there was no refrigeration, and cooking was primitive with poor control of temperature. In those days, it was quite sensible to avoid pork.

But now….

landlines on April 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Electrongod on April 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

LOL!

Green apples work better.

JPeterman on April 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Do they now. Good ole Granny greens. I’ll have to remember that.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Ugh,(Icrecream),thats Icecream!

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Well crap, I guess I’m the only one who likes cheddar in his coffee. You guys are missing out.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I decided to first tackle the large piece of bacon that was stuck in as a counterpoint to the peak of gleaming white soft-serve goodness

Okay stop! We are talking about a bacon milkshake with a hunk of pork stuck in as a “counterpoint.” This is why Michelle Obama, a professional angry black woman, thinks she can lecture us all on nutrition.

Happy Nomad on April 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

FLOTUS will be on a Crusade no doubt!!

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

FLOTUS will be shoving these into her face, while she and her husband will tell us to eat our peas.

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

The end of civilization as we know it.

lol

gerrym51 on April 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Well crap, I guess I’m the only one who likes cheddar in his coffee. You guys are missing out.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

We kid a lot around here Bmore, but are you serious? That just doesn’t seem like it would work. I put coffee and ancho peppers in my brownies/cakes but cheddar is a whole different flavor—re coffee.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Isn’t that the secret to Mickey D’s french fries, the sugar and salt combination?

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I don’t know. I looked it up but couldn’t find anything, though it makes sense. I do know from watching various cooking shows that they have started adding sweets/chocolate to certain spicy dishes. The sweet or spice complement the flavor, like in Mole sauce. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/tequila-marinated-chicken-with-mexican-mole-sauce-recipe/index.html

If you brine a turkey or chicken, they always use salt plus a sweetener like honey or brown sugar.

I am no chef, but it does make sense.

Kind of like doing a shot of tequila with salt/sugar/lime. Marguerites!

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM
FLOTUS will be shoving these into her face, while she and her husband will tell us to eat our peas.

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Gladtobehere:Exactly!!

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Bacon. The other aphrodisiac.

TXUS on April 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

My oldest son went out to a restaurant a couple of weeks ago and told me there was a “Dirty Sanchez” on the menu.
He didn’t eat there.

OkieDoc on April 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

arnold, the tradition stems out of lack of fresh milk and cows and refrigeration. The occurrence of this is a very small area of the country from which my Mother hails. Hint, oystermen.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

We kid a lot around here Bmore, but are you serious? That just doesn’t seem like it would work. I put coffee and ancho peppers in my brownies/cakes but cheddar is a whole different flavor—re coffee.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Why not cheddar in your coffee. Isn’t cheese a dairy product, coming from milk? Although, Velveeta might work better since it’s softer.
;-)

TXUS on April 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Do you ever use sharp cheddar cheese in your coffee. That’s good too.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

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YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR… unless your coffee tastes like onion soup.

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

TXUS explained it at the end of the last page.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR… unless your coffee tastes like onion soup.

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Nope, its good, see my reply to arnold. White cheddar as sharp as you like.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

It would not taste right until BK adds lettuce and tomato into it.

galtani on April 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Switchback on PBS in the backroom.
Bacon is served. (On topic)

OkieDoc on April 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Bacon. The other aphrodisiac.

TXUS on April 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Is that what you use to seduce all those progressive women you told us about a few weeks ago? (it was you, right?)

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:11 PM

This has the feeling of a QOTD thread… did it start early?

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

White cheddar as sharp as you like.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

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Well, I do like my cheddah…

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

TXUS explained it at the end of the last page.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Thank you. Took me a while to research the fries. BTW, I really enjoy your posts and you musical repertoire.

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Green apples work better.

JPeterman on April 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Now that’s one I never heard. Of course we didn’t have much fresh fruit when we were at sea. I must admit I have never suffered one minute of sea sickness but I’ve seen a lot of folks with it. My last cruise we put to sea with a 75% green crew. That’s 75% of our crew had never been to sea before. We hit rough water right out of San Francisco and I’ve never seen that much puke in my life. Green apples probably wouldn’t have helped :-)

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

arnold, the tradition stems out of lack of fresh milk and cows and refrigeration. The occurrence of this is a very small area of the country from which my Mother hails. Hint, oystermen.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

I’ll try it. Maryland for mom?

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Then why is it forbidden to eat by the three major religions?

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

At the time these religions were founded, there was no refrigeration, and cooking was primitive with poor control of temperature. In those days, it was quite sensible to avoid pork.

But now….

landlines on April 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Coffeeman, I’m not up to writing a long post, but Christianity doesn’t forbid you to eat pork.

Landlines, your argument would work to forbid the eating of any meat in the M.E. I think the real explanation is that pigs are scavengers, and if raised naturally, are likely to acquire parasites. Also, I’m not sure that eating fatty bacon is all that good for you anyway.

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Well thanks, I try to enjoy everything. Life is short. I know Allah probably gets mad at me for the whole QOTD music thingy. It has been a great way for me to get to know people here. Plus I get burned out on doing nothing but arguing the same old political points. I sit in the bleachers a lot more lately. Thats why these odd threads get me going. You learn so much more about your fellow posters and it help re-pore when you are talking politics with one another. The other thing for me is I have terrible spelling and grammar so this place helps me to improve. Come over to QOTD and drop a tune in on us. Its fun!

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM

help=helps the

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM

My oldest son went out to a restaurant a couple of weeks ago and told me there was a “Dirty Sanchez” on the menu.
He didn’t eat there.

OkieDoc on April 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

You guys are something. I kid a lot too but sometimes I don’t know what to believe.

Now, Uppereastside or DBear would consider that a delicacy.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

The Lower Shore. Very Lower.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

LOL! I get it every time I’m out for more then one day. End of the first twenty or so hours. Can of spaghetti O’s and it helps be big time. ; )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

If you brine a turkey or chicken, they always use salt plus a sweetener like honey or brown sugar.

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I made some pickled eggs over Easter that called for two tablespoons of white sugar in addition to the pickling salt, vinegar and other spices. They came out pretty tasty and I didn’t notice any sweetness. Of course, I like tangy and spicy, so for the next batch, I put in a few good shakes of Sriracha chile sauce, and those turned out even better.

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

… and it help re-pore when you are talking politics …

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM

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Huh….? oh, I get it!

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I think the real explanation is that pigs are scavengers, and if raised naturally, are likely to acquire parasites. Also, I’m not sure that eating fatty bacon is all that good for you anyway.

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Well explain why carp can be eaten but not catfish? Both are scavengers, carp more so than catfish. Do you really think that fat content being good for you was considered when these dietary laws were laid down back in the BC?

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Well explain why carp can be eaten but not catfish? Both are scavengers, carp more so than catfish. Do you really think that fat content being good for you was considered when these dietary laws were laid down back in the BC?

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

If you believe, as I do, that God wrote them, then there’s no problem.

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I made some pickled eggs over Easter that called for two tablespoons of white sugar in addition to the pickling salt, vinegar and other spices. They came out pretty tasty and I didn’t notice any sweetness. Of course, I like tangy and spicy, so for the next batch, I put in a few good shakes of Sriracha chile sauce, and those turned out even better.

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I love them things and Sricacha—the kind with the rooster on the bottle. How was the afternoon/evening at your house? A nice toasty 2012 warm gas?

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Huh….? oh, I get it!

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Sorry, I’m very bad at spelling. I looked it up instead of relying on spell check. I should do that more often.

The spelling is rapport (bond, affinity) as in, “The teacher established a close rapport with his students.”

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Where does Sriracha chili sauce come from?

OkieDoc on April 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Of course, I like tangy and spicy, so for the next batch, I put in a few good shakes of Sriracha chile sauce, and those turned out even better.

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

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We had a headlines post here a few days ago a Chinese custom involving boiled eggs and Chinese boys urine… ever heard of that one?

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Yum.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

The spelling is rapport (bond, affinity) as in, “The teacher established a close rapport with his students.”

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

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Very good! You have made it to Hot Gas Spelling Bee, Round 2!

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM

We had a headlines post here a few days ago a Chinese custom involving boiled eggs and Chinese boys urine… ever heard of that one?

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

lol, you jamoke, that was Huffington Post or Obama re-elect–can’t remember which. :)

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I love them things and Sricacha—the kind with the rooster on the bottle. How was the afternoon/evening at your house? A nice toasty 2012 warm gas?

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

LOL! I had to turn on the A/C. :)

Where does Sriracha chili sauce come from?

OkieDoc on April 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

I’m pretty sure it’s Asian/Thai. I found it, not in a specialty Asian grocery, but in the Asian foods section of my local Walmart. :)

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Sriracha chili sauce = Korean?

I think I found it, and a recipe for it’s makin

OkieDoc on April 13, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Clink!

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Seven Percent Solution:A Bacon-Bourbon/Icrecream Float,awesome!:)

canopfor on April 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Heaven on Earth…

(Homer Simpson drewwwwlll…)

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Where does Sriracha chili sauce come from?

OkieDoc on April 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Two brands—

Lee Kum Kee or Huy Fong Foods, the latter probably more west coast.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Well thanks, I try to enjoy everything. Life is short. I know Allah probably gets mad at me for the whole QOTD music thingy. It has been a great way for me to get to know people here. Plus I get burned out on doing nothing but arguing the same old political points. I sit in the bleachers a lot more lately. Thats why these odd threads get me going. You learn so much more about your fellow posters and it help re-pore when you are talking politics with one another. The other thing for me is I have terrible spelling and grammar so this place helps me to improve. Come over to QOTD and drop a tune in on us. Its fun!

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I think most posters try to post quickly so they don’t miss the thread which of course leads to grammar errors. I look more at the spirit of the post than the grammar and spelling. My feeling is that if you are are posting in the first place, and make sense, then the rest is not important.

I do read the Q’s and have occasionally posted there. The music lightens it up and as always, music and food, will usually bridge the gap in politics, and bring people closer together, sorely needed in my oppinion. You are an asset to HA.

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

We had a headlines post here a few days ago a Chinese custom involving boiled eggs and Chinese boys urine… ever heard of that one?

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Yes, I did. I’m not sure I’d be that adventurous. :)

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

LOL! I get it every time I’m out for more then one day. End of the first twenty or so hours. Can of spaghetti O’s and it helps be big time. ; )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I hear you, it’s a miserable condition and I’m glad I never suffered from it. Traditional first day meal underway was greasy pork chops. Tended to get it over and done with early. Love me some pork chops :-) even on the first day at sea.

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I happened to find this as I was looking up the spelling of Sriracha.

I’m definitely going to try a few of these. :)

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:40 PM

lol, you jamoke, that was Huffington Post or Obama re-elect–can’t remember which. :)

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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Just a minute – don’t go anywhere… I think it was a “Dude” entry. I’ll be right back

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM

If you believe, as I do, that God wrote them, then there’s no problem.

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM

So do you adhere to the dietary restrictions laid out in the Old Testament?

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I hear you, it’s a miserable condition and I’m glad I never suffered from it. Traditional first day meal underway was greasy pork chops. Tended to get it over and done with early. Love me some pork chops :-) even on the first day at sea.

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I love the sea, history and anything nautical. I joined the Army because I get seasick. If new guys on the ship, say esp back in the old days 1800s-1900s got sick, do you just finally get over it? The rooks probably would be of no real use for at least two or three days. My understanding is some are plagued pretty much always.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I started with these recipes for pickled eggs.

But I’ve always been the type of cook who can’t resist improvising, so it didn’t take long before I was scrounging through my spices assortment and the refrigerator to see what else I could add to the brine mix.

BTW, McCormick sells a container of garlic with pepper flakes in it, along with the usual garlic powder and garlic salt. I’ve only ever seen the garlic pepper at our Walmart, but from the first time I tried it, I started using it (judiciously) in everything.

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

So do you adhere to the dietary restrictions laid out in the Old Testament?

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I’m a Christian. Christians are not required to obey the dietary restrictions in the Old Testament. That doesn’t the restrictions weren’t healthy at the time they were given.

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Yeah… here’s the Reuters feed entry for “Chinese Urine-soaked Eggs” from Dongyang, China where it is a springtime “delicacy” and one of our sly commenters typed something like “No wonder it’s a delicacy from a place named Dongyang…”
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Don’t you remember now?

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Sorry, should have read:

That doesn’t mean the restrictions weren’t healthy at the time they were given.

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM

You are an asset to HA.

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I will try to continue in that direction. I kinda gave up on troll hunting , so I shouldn’t be getting in too much trouble. I stay off threads I know will be trouble for me. I have an ill temper sometimes. Like I said, I’m trying everyday to improve. Thanks for having me on here. ;)

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

You and me both, just not that first day for me. When I was long lining in my younger years, we ate really well on ship. Beef, Beef , Beef, only rarely fish. Of course you I’m sure are familiar with ship showers. Short and not often for us. Twenty hour days and hard work. Glad I did it young. ; )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:49 PM

“Chinese Urine-soaked Eggs” from Dongyang, China
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Forgot the link

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I made some pickled eggs over Easter that called for two tablespoons of white sugar in addition to the pickling salt, vinegar and other spices. They came out pretty tasty and I didn’t notice any sweetness. Of course, I like tangy and spicy, so for the next batch, I put in a few good shakes of Sriracha chile sauce, and those turned out even better.

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

No. Generally the salt and sugar will offset and just create a better flavor. Especially in a brine or marinade.

But as far as Sriracha, here is an example of the sweet/spicy thing. You also need to add acidity to the mix, like with the vinegar. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/honey-sriracha-chicken-wings-recipe/index.html

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:50 PM

QOTD, thats where I’ll be. My favorite place at HA. ; )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:51 PM

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

My wife will hate me. I may have to try it. ; )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:57 PM

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Yep, you’re right about the sugar. It’s been ages since I tried pickling anything, and I was mildly interested to see that the recipe I was working with called for sugar. I didn’t wonder why — I just threw it in. But you’re right — it does give a richness to the flavor.

I think I’m going to try the Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings recipe. It’s bookmarked and ready to go. Thanks!

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:57 PM

If it’s any consolation, my hubby, The Pickiest Eater Ever™, doesn’t notice that I put it in my meatloaf mix or meat rubs, spaghetti sauce, etc. Then again, he generally stays away from the kitchen because he acknowledges his total lack of cooking ability. :)

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Of course you I’m sure are familiar with ship showers. Short and not often for us. Twenty hour days and hard work. Glad I did it young. ; )

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Yep, don’t be “Hollywooding” the shower. Bad things will happen to you :-) Normal workday for us at sea was 12 to 16 hours depending on watch rotation. If something broke, which it often did, then it was 4 on and carry on. That means work till it’s fixed.

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM

You are welcome. I subscribe to an online magazine called Cooks illustrated and it is filled with recipes, vids and the chemistry of cooking. You should take a look.

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Don’t you remember now?

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM

No I don’t. Probably a good thing as I’m sure I would have gotten spanked or banned.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM

No I don’t. Probably a good thing as I’m sure I would have gotten spanked or banned.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM

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Oh well, it was really disgusting… I hope I never confront those awful things.

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 11:09 PM

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM

You are welcome. I subscribe to an online magazine called Cooks illustrated and it is filled with recipes, vids and the chemistry of cooking. You should take a look.

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

A++. Most excellent magazine and books series. Cooking, History and Politics, and drinking and womenz–my favorites.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Thanks! I definitely will. I’m always up for new recipes to try. I am beyond bored with the assortment of meals I have in my rotation because of my hubby’s aforementioned pickiness, so it’ll be great to find something that’s both different and that he’ll enjoy, too.

You may have already seen this site: The Pioneer Woman. I’ve found several good recipes here as well. No margarine for this gal! :)

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I love the sea, history and anything nautical. I joined the Army because I get seasick. If new guys on the ship, say esp back in the old days 1800s-1900s got sick, do you just finally get over it? The rooks probably would be of no real use for at least two or three days. My understanding is some are plagued pretty much always.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Most people get over it in a couple of days. Once you get your sea legs it fades. While most of us were pretty sympathetic we didn’t really coddle the guys afflicted. It was best to keep them busy and keep their minds off of it. I’ve seen guys standing watch with a puke bucket between their legs. A few guys were incapacitated by it for a while but that was fairly rare. More of a nuisance than anything else. That said it was a miserable experience and I’d never make light of anyone who experienced it.

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Have to sign off for the night, but I’ll be back over the weekend.

Have a great evening, everyone!

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Sorry if this has already been mentioned, I haven’t read through all of the comments. Many Bible scholars believe that trichinosis (or more specifically the prevention thereof) was the reason for the Old Testament prohibition against pork.

Trichinosis would have been most commonly transmitted by pigs in the O.T. era Middle East, bears and other wild game not being too often found in the region! While undercooked meat of all varieties can carry parasitic organisms, trichinosis infection is particularly destructive to humans.

My high school biology teacher loved to gross out his students with parasite horror stories, and as a result I’m obsessive about making sure all meat, but especially pork, is cooked thoroughly.

mcc4 on April 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

While I can’t try the BK sundae, I still suspect it will be forced to kneel in worship before the Flying Pig.

TexasDan on April 13, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Have to sign off for the night, but I’ll be back over the weekend.

Have a great evening, everyone!

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Bye, it’s been fun.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I mentioned this in another thread about bacon the other day. My daughter just made a bacon cake and it was great. White cake with maple butter cream icing and bacon. Don’t have the recipe or I’d post it.

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM

My high school biology teacher loved to gross out his students with parasite horror stories, and as a result I’m obsessive about making sure all meat, but especially pork, is cooked thoroughly.

mcc4 on April 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Pork in the US is very safe. Trichinosis is almost unheard of now. You can have your pork pink and it be very good. :)

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Pork in the US is very safe. Trichinosis is almost unheard of now. You can have your pork pink and it be very good. :)

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I’m an old country boy. My pork’s going to be well done! Beef now, that’s another story :-) I like my steak to be bleeding a little when I cut into it.

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Too funny! But yes, it is truly a go to guide for almost anything. I actually bought the top named coffee make, despite the price, and it was everything they said.

You may have already seen this site: The Pioneer Woman. I’ve found several good recipes here as well. No margarine for this gal! :)

PatriotGal2257 on April 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I’ll look at it. I use butter and/or olive oil for almost everything I cook. It’s what’s for dinner

FLconservative on April 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

It’s no wonder why most of you lazy pigs are so fat. It’s because you stuff your piggy faces with that sort of junk.

Your Mamma loves me on April 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

New rule: Bacon Posts require commenters current BMI.
Wheeeeeeeeee…….

Tru2my2 on April 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Bacon is disgusting. The thought of mixing it with ice cream makes me want to barf.

CoffeeMan on April 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM


Duly noted.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on April 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Your Mamma loves me on April 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Cowardly punk. Worthless coward.

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

It’s no wonder why most of you lazy pigs are so fat. It’s because you stuff your piggy faces with that sort of junk.

Your Mamma loves me on April 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

6’2″, 180, and I Lorien taught your momma some naughty tricks. See if she will show them to ya.

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I mentioned this in another thread about bacon the other day. My daughter just made a bacon cake and it was great. White cake with maple butter cream icing and bacon. Don’t have the recipe or I’d post it.

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM</blockquote

If Obama loses, maybe Obamateurism of the Day will be replaced by Baconism of the Day.

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

This actually sounds disgusting. Seriously, bacon and ice cream? But, since it seems like the kind of thing that would annoy a liberal, I will try it. And learn to enjoy it.

WarEagle01 on April 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

arnold ziffel on April 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Coward that one. Best part of him went down his …………………..

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I knew it was there! The Ultimate Chinese Delicacy! A Bacon Chocolate Fudge Caramel Sundae is delectable compared to those Chinese eggs! YUCK!

ExpressoBold on April 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Gladtobehere on April 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Sounds good to me. I like food threads in general because I like to cook. Just bought the stuff today to make lasagna that’s on for this weekend and to top it off I think I’ll whip up a batch of pecan sticky buns.

Oldnuke on April 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

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