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Well, I am off in search of a twirl and dance little people princess castle, and a littlest pet shop tree house with walking pets...then home to pack for a very early flight.
Be safe, have fun, and have a wonderful CHRISTMAS!
You too my dear. Travel safely!
Oo,oo,oo, I want a princess house! Pretty please with sugar and sprinkles and chocolate and marshmallows on top? You can charge to Richard or Truth. Either one, doesn't matter to me.
Crack kills, yo.
That made the local channel as well. Not sure that I can really understand it, but hey, that's just me.
Any why is there a charge on my AMEX for a gross of waffle irons? What gives?
Would that be a black AMEX card by any chance?
As a matter of fact, yes. Yes it is.
You don't happen to know anything about this, now do you?
And FWIW, Phoenix and I drove right past the CNN building in Manhattan on Saturday. Nice area. Found a place that does a killer lunch in the neighborhood. Tried baked eggs with cheese that were unbelievable.
Yes, yes, baked eggs, very nice but did you happen to buy me an Eatocray cutting board and apron with your black AMEX card? Oh, and I only ordered one waffle iron not one gross so you should probably see about getting the rest sent back.
This just in: My gorgeous BF just made cranberry, banana pancakes using some cake (CAKE!) batter we have (had). Decadently delicious! Crunchy around the edges, and he added some Triple Sec for a kind of orange/citrus dash. BOY, is it good!!!!!
That sounds yummy except the banana part...not too keen on that flavor.
Trust me on this that the bananas did NOT diminish the flavor or texture. It was SOOOOOO gooooood......!
Thought I would share a funny...my daughter just emails and said "I was telling my kids to make and be helpful because we can't wear out grandma and Brenden says I hope grandma will still be able to make chicken cordon bleu" Gotta love that boy, it's all about the food!
Haha! That's a boy thinking with his stomach, alright.
Afternoon chums. I've been super busy lately, so sorry for not checking in.
I can't believe the season for pumpkin is already over. When I take over the world, it will be pumpkin season all year long.
You will make a fine Evil Overlord, indeed.
Did you see my Minion Pinguin Army guarding the evil igloo? I think it posted on Sunday...
Incredible! That is quite the evil penguin minion army. Well done.
Is that... cream cheese, olives and carrots?
Yep! And inside the evil igloo is grandma's pecan blue cheese ball recipe...
I'll need one of those ready for minion pick-up directly. ;)
Top of the afternoon! All-season Pumpkins? Great idea! Sounds like hydroponix are in order for the Evil Lair. Just watch out for the surveillance cameras. The cops may nab your elves, I mean minions, just for buying that kind of equipment.
I assure you, I am not the man in red, even though he's often nightmare fuel.
Although not, I suppose, as creepy as the christmas witch from Italy, or the hideous monster-thing from (I want to say) Sweden. It's probably not Sweden. I'll have to look it up. But trust me, it's a deformed man-monster-creature that terrifies children in the name of the holiday.
Ooookaaaaay. I thought I was on something for a sec. (I meant to do that).
Suddenly Jack Skellington comes to mind. I'm going to have to do a little research into these creepy Santa's. I hadn't heard about these.
His name is Krampus--he comes from Germany, so drink alot of beer to ward him off.
Here's the Italian, Le Befana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befana
The Swedish Tomte (which is not exactly what I was thinking of, but still creepy enough): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomten
Found it. It's Austria. Austria's mythos is straight-up scary. Krampus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus
And Perchta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perchta
RichHead knew it before I did! I'd read about the folklore briefly, but couldn't remember it exactly without looking it up again.
I think it was SyFY network made a 2 part movie last year about this guy. Tho, I must say he has nothing on my Ex-wife when it comes to scaring the crap out of Santa or Lil' Kids.
That was cool. It's fun to read that kind of folklore. Makes you wonder what is the fact of the story and what is fiction. Thank you both.
AleeD, I should hope it's pretty much all fiction. Otherwise there's a horrifying man-beast or two running around kidnapping playground bullies and slicing them open or eating them.
RichHead, I hadn't seen that. Do you remember the name of it? I'd like to look it up.
It probably started out as the neighborhood grouch was seen slaughtering an animal for food and things got blown out of proportion. You know, just like stories on Fox news.
Are you carrying any knives, sharp objects or cutting
instruments of any kind onto the airplane? Yes No
Do you have any compressed gas, flammable liquids or
explosive items? Yes No
You mean I can't take my Ginsu Knives or brulee torch with me!??
Compressed gas? Everyone carries that with them!
Answer to question #1--I haven't trimmed my toe nails in 2 years. Does that count?
2.I just ate a BIG bowl of Texas Chili so it may not be Compressed GAS.
This only applies if you are under the age of five.
Hello I'm actually around.
I've been sick (office plague) for a couple of days so either haven't been in the office, or just trying to focus on staying awake.
I've also been doing a lot of crochet/knitting for the holidays.
What do you crochet?
Working on a rectangular granny square scarf right now... just finished a hat (the wrap with it is knit).
Hope you get well soon! I like hot ramen noodles when I have the office crud.
I tend to hot and sour soup. :)
Banana Hammocks? Hope you are feeling better and Merry Christmas to you and your Family.
Thank you... and Happy (appropriate) Holiday for you. :)
with great diffidence to Mildred.....MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Sounds miserable. What you need is a really good book on audio. That way you don't have to stay awake and can still be entertained. I recommend some sci-fi or fantasy.
That is a logical and very unevil suggestion.
I listen to podcast audio fiction all the time. ;) Primarily sci-fi/fantasy with a bit of horror here and there.
Mildred, do you listen to podiobooks? I've listened to a few of their books. (They are free) I've liked a couple, but with anything some are very good, and some not so much.
Good late morning to you all! I keep waking up at 2:30 a.m., but managed to fall back to sleep this morning, then overslept!! Hubs was on my case all morning to get a move on, but I'm allowed to oversleep at least once a year, sheesh.
I feel so unprepared for the trip this year...usually have the whole menu planned, whisks packed, etc. Speaking of menues:
What do you make for CHRISTMAS (nod to MicheleG) dinner?? We are having turkey with all the trimmings and that has always been tradition in our family. As much as I love the pig (just ask RH), ham is for Easter!
We usually do turkey but we are so turkeyed out from THANKSGIVING that me and pops are going unconventional and doing fried cube steak.
We call that Chicken Fried Steak in Texas. Merry Christmas to you and POP's. Hope it is a Great one.
Pops actually calls it that sometimes as well. I think that's what the Obamas call it too.
"What do you make for CHRISTMAS ... ?" Reservations .... of either car rental or flight persuasions. ;D We flip-flop each year between hubby's & my families. This year T-day was with his; Christmas with mine.
I always look for a FAT turkey that eats like a PIG. :)))
Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding!
This just in. "Justin Bieber never believed in Santa." That is all.
To each their own. Personally, I don't believe in Justin Bieber!
Zing! Nice shot!
Justin Bieber is a liberal stooge. Just sayin.
LOL! I was wondering when was the last time you called someone that!
Merry CHRISTMAS everyone! Brilliant, sunny AM here on the Left Coast.
After we celebrate CHRISTMAS we off to Las Vegas to ring in the New Year!
I'm envious but have a ton of fun!
What kind of fun are you planning to have in Lost Wages?
Haha! Good one. I never heard that before.
well, we will stay at the RIO All Suites and intend to be clinking champaigne glasses at the stroke of midnight. Among other things........ I hear the RIO knows how to throw a party at the VooDoo Lounge......
That looks like one wild party. Don't let them corrupt you too much. ;)))))))))))
Well....what if I WANT them to sort of "corrupt" me...? At my age, it's about time!
Not tooooooo much. ;)
Where to draw the "corrupt me" line.......decisions, decisions!
Maybe our resident Evil Overlord can help you with that. It seems he does, at times, have a soft, chewy center.
How is everything going on the hill these days?
My neighborhood The Hill is great and I'm off this week and doing Christmas shopping and last minute stuff. Enjoying the leisurely days I have to admit. Capitol Hill as in Congress is a whole different story as they truly are a bunch of stooges – both liberal and conservatives. Glad I don't work there, just live near it. How goes it for you in the Reston (?) area?
Work in Herndon, live in Chantilly, used to party in Reston :)
Everything is good on my end! I see congress left for the holidays. I wish we could just fire those f-ers and start over again. Let's get some people in there that actually want to work and give a flying frick about the people that elected them.
Couldn't agree with you more. I wouldn't trust any politician as far as I could throw them.
I wouldn't even trust them that far since they must be easy to throw since they are all full of hot air.
Have you ever just sat back and pictured yourself actually throwing a politician as far as you could? It's cathartic.
Speaking of politicians....I saw a clip of Ron Paul this morning. Jeeze, looks like he can barely walk.
G'mornin'! How YOU doin'?
I'm DOIN' great. Off this week and enjoying the "no schedule" days. Have a few X-mas gifts to get and then I am done, done, and done. How goes it for you?
What's better than peachy? :D Sounds like you're enjoying yourself – just ridin' the tide thru the crowds. 'Cept for that little train incident yesterday.
For us, gifts are wrapped and ready to load into the car Friday morning. All I have left is Thurs nite to do laundry and pack. We're staying in my sister's neck of the woods in N. Fl. for 2 days. Thank God the temps will be in the low 80's during the day and 50's at nite. I'm packin' shorts!
Top of the morning! Is everyone ready for the holidays?
Hi! Ready and waiting at mi casa. Gotta crank out two more days at the sale mines then I'm done 'til next Wed. How 'bout you?
I have a couple more "work" days and then I have two nice long weekends which will be spent in the car driving back and forth to see the family. Aside from that, just need to finish up my shopping tomorrow for the GF and mother dearest. Looking forward to at least a few days of relaxation :)
Been ready since last year.
How did you manage that? Type slowly 'cuz I'm taking notes.
Well, I actually don't celebrate Christmas anymore. The gift giving aspect of it, that is. The whole "keeping up with the Jonses in giving presents" in my family ruins it.
Seriously.I.am.riveted. How do you get around ... not buying gi... what do you .... I wish I could talk to you face-to-face about this. I would love to not do the gift-giving part of Christmas or even just pare it down to a Secret Santa kinda thing. I hate how the gifts have become central to the celebration in my family. Thank Goodness we don't do the one-upmanship cr@p.
Did you just stop buying gifts? Did you talk to the rest of your family? Did your habits evolve over time or did you go cold turkey?
It was cold turkey about 7 years ago. No one is going to tell me how to spend my money or how to volunteer my time. Just had enough and stopped giving presents. Interesting thing is, some of my siblings have started doing the same thing and they can't believe how stress free Christmas is now that they concentrate on "what's around the tree instead of what is under it." Stever Harvey quote.
GoodONya and your like-minded sibs. I'm going to give this some serious thought. Thank you for sharing.
Good morning everyone! I have some yummy Death by Chocolate Cupcakes for the group so please enjoy :-) Finally got confirmation on my final holiday present, didn't arrive in time for the first night but should be here before the final candle is lit!
Thank you :-)
"Death by Chocolate Cupcakes " Wow, sounds soooo good.
Do you have a recipe you can share?
Good morning all!
Got back to DEN last night around nine or so. Was GREAT to see the family and spend an early Christmas with them. Makes me truly appreciate the time we have here.
What is going on lately? I feel like I am catching up on things.
Welcome back! Met your sister Phoenix yesterday. She seems like a very sweet lady. Yesterday morning was kinda slow. I guess the insomniacs finally got all the sugarplums counted. If you're feeling like stirring up a pot, you could light up a fire on the gluten-free cookie thread. I just finished polishing the pole. There's a rumor floating around that you're handy around the dungeon ... I mean the house. Would you mind lending me a hand with the bolts on the barber chair?
Welcome Home Bro--run into any snow on the return trip?
Sure, count me in. Like Red Green likes to say, "If you can't be handsome, then at least be handy."...:)
You are right, though, I am blessed with a great family. Was VERY nice to see them. Glad to be home though.
HA! Thanks for that memory! Red Green is one of hubby's favorites!
The Man Prayer: "I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."
Love the Red Green Show! A crack up!
If Santa's elves are minions in seasonal outfits, then is Evil Grin really Santa?
Oh. My. God!!! Evil Grin is Santa! It all makes sense now.
I know, right? I was thinking the same thing. No wonder he didn't want us to know where he lives.
LOL. From being on the naughty list to Santa himself? That's a quick turnaround.
Good Morning ALL-Why do I have the feeling that I am being Watched? Coffee,Tea and Hot chocolate are ready.
Good morning and thanks for the joe, Bro. Watchoo & WD have planned for today?
Gooooood Morning Sista'. Your Welcome. WD and I are twiddeling our paws and thumbs,waiting on the Great Orange Juice King to get it together.
Hombre, I'm all warmed up. Get your caca together and load up Señor Chaser! WsssssssPOP!
I just want to remind you Kidz,there are only 4 days left before my Big Trip and I have been checking my Naughty List....
1.RichardHead–Well of course,he was at the top of the list last year as well..Will he never learn?
2,Jerv–He and his sidekick PeeWee are always getting into trouble.
3.SirBiddle–I'm having trouble as to which list he belongs on...The Boys or the Girls.
4. The Witty One–He has been doing better just before Christmas,I'll put a red check by his name to Double check on him before Saturday night.
5. Evil Grin and his minions–I KNOW where you live,straighten up Young Man.
Now for the Girls....
The Queen of Everything is #1 again–same as last year. I may have to pull a second sleigh filled with Coal for this Little girl.
2. AleeD-A close second to the Queen-along with her evil sister MalaDee.
3. JBJingles--Naked Wii bowling,the haircut on poor Odie-Need I go on?
To All of you whose names do not appear on this list.....I will be receiving an UPDATE on Saturday morning and throughout the day.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL !!!!
Yay! I made the naughty list! Time to shine up the pole and tighten up the bolts on the barber chair! Why not put Sir Biddle on both lists, Santa? He's been bad enough this year for 2 lists. ~_~
OK, OK, so the Wii Bowling certainly counts as 'naughty', but Odie's haircut?? No way man, I want to appeal.
I 2nd the appeal process! I have been a very nice girl this year and I want my waffle iron, d@mnit!! I mean, please and thank you.
You will get no arguement from me. Merry Christmas Santa! AleeD "Why not put Sir Biddle on both lists, Santa?" LMAO!
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