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I'm happily married, mom to four boys and four girls at home, with one in the presence of God. We are slowly working on raising our own food and making much of what we need. I knit, cook, read, pray, think, write, crochet, and I'm trying to sew, too.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Never Eat Onion Rings at 10:30 pm

Heed my warning.

When I was 19, I could eat onion rings, fried zucchini, french fries, milkshakes and other various things at times like 1:00 am. Not so at 28 (almost 29!).

The day before yesterday, we had the brilliant idea of making onion rings at 10:00 pm. It seemed like a good idea at the time. We ate our fill and suffered. Much.

The onion rings were great, though.

I made a batter out of flour and corn starch, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and beer. Sliced the onions, dusted them with flour and dipped in the batter, deep fried in the machine. Very nice, crisp, tasty and the onions were just soft enough.


Blogger Charlotte said...

It's a great way to deal with ham bones and leftovers, too. As much as I seek out vegetarian bean recipes, there is something elemental about ham and beans.

One of the days we did our "soup kitchen" gig (scare quotes because we provide entree, salad, garlic bread, and dessert, but not usually soup), we lucked out and got bone-in ham from the food bank. Someone froze the bones and used it as part of the flavoring for savory beans and rice the next time (we also had ham hocks and sausage that we had either got at the food bank or bought at Costco).

Friday, June 10, 2005 5:19:00 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Mercy, I meant to put this on the last post. My error!

Friday, June 10, 2005 8:10:00 PM  
Blogger cascademiles said...

Somehow, I still can get away with such behavior at age 27. Well -- not onion rings, since wheat flour makes me sick, but.. hmm.. maybe your point is starting to sink in after all...

Sorry that I've been out of touch for so long! It's been ages since we've seen each other, and I've wanted to meet Rich for years... and it shouldn't be so hard, since I own an airplane and you folks presumably do likewise. I would be most entirely thrilled to serve you dinner at my new place on Capitol Hill, if you ever have time for Seattle adventures, or I'd be equally thrilled to visit in Tacoma.



Wednesday, June 15, 2005 11:18:00 PM  

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