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You should be “cooking with LSP” or something like that. Most of the food here revolves around cow meat as a central theme. The beef hot dog below tastes better when prepared with the Chicago fixings, which thankfully can be procured without traveling there.

Are the ramakin of catsup and fried potatoes necessary to enjoy the hot dog?  No, not necessary in the absolute sense, but without them, there would have to be another hot dog.  —  and it doesn’t work without the pickle spear.

If I was visiting Jules’ Marmalade Cottage, it would be fish and chips and Guinness for lunch, and if visiting Old NFO and BRM in Iowa Park, maybe chicken fried steak and Budweiser, but I’m in AZ, so it’s a dog and Diet DP.


Bullet Points:

** A cautionary note from BRM.

** Quotes lifted from Old NFO’s blog:

“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” – Sigmund Freud

“A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.” – Larry Elder

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.” – James Madison

** The New Navy – While the Biden regime’s new budget request shrinks the size of the fleet the Secretary of the Navy says climate change is one of the Navy’s “top” priorities in 2023. It’s about time that the US Navy stops those hurricanes and typhoons…

** The “Newer” New World Order – I guess.

** Pedo Joe invokes the “evil twin defense”. It does play better than the “Twinkie defense”.

** New guidelines issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over maintaining the safety of drinking water could force local municipalities to spend billions in order to remain in compliance.

As Just The News reports, the new regulations will force municipalities to install new filtration systems in order to reduce the amount of the chemicals known as PFAS and PFOS, a class of 14,000 chemicals that can contaminate drinking water for as many as 200 million Americans. Such chemicals are often used in household products such as non-stick pans, stain-resistant treatments, semiconductor coatings, and firefighting foam.


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41 thoughts on “This is Not a Food Blog

  1. And how many billions will it cost to protect local municipalities against their own bladdy-fackin’ gubmint nuking their A.O. by torching off a derailed HAZMAT train, mmmm?

    1. That’s not a very woke response. Everyone knows that the entire area is infested with Trump voters and patriots. If derailing a HAZMAT train and torching depopulates the area so that one day it can be repopulated by a more politically appropriate crowd, it’s a small price to pay.

      1. Well, cockroaches ARE the only thing left to inhabit a Hazmat SuperFund Site “accident”.

      2. Sorry. In atonement, I shall report to the nearest reeducation camp forthwith.

        1. Take WSF and Banner with you. WSF is supposed to report in as the camp commandant and he keeps putting it off.

    2. Whatever it costs to get rid of PFAS and PFOS, it’s worth it. These chemicals are known to interfere with the endokrine hormones, which determine sexuality. The plastic additive BHA was banned years ago for this reason.

      Plastic – completely unknown to the human species for millions of years but since the last two or three generations, present in our environment and drinking water, and present in detectable amounts in most people.

      This is what really causes trans people, in my opinion. Cause it ain’t hereditary.

      1. There’s no actual good science showing PFAs are dangerous.

        Tress are made of plastic – lignin and cellulose are both polymers.

        Marketing causes Trans people, for the most part.


  2. I like hot dogs with sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard, Dijon mustard and dill pickle relish, chili-cheese w/any mustard, or Coleman’s English mustard and Cole slaw. I also prefer kosher beef hot dogs. I never put ketchup on a hot dog. I also like mixing ketchup and yellow mustard as a fry dip.

    Hot dogs are a once or twice a year meal usually the second day after a pot of chili.

    1. x2…That Hondo line in SWAT, “I can’t work with someone who can’t eat a good old American hotdog.”

        1. Used ta do that as a kid.
          If you came to Michigan, I’d treat you to true Coney Dog.
          But it would be inferior to the dog you posted.

          I saw a cartoon years ago where a guy is leaving the house to shop and the wife calls out to remember to get beef, not pork hot dogs.
          His thought balloon was “Pig’s nose, cow’s nose, what’s the difference?”

  3. The hot dog looks absolutely delicious. More bread than I allow myself in a week though so I will just enjoy it vicariously.

    BMI. Maybe a start but still a lot of faults. How accurate is it really? Having said that I wonder what the BMIs are now after a couple of years of COVID lockdowns?

    1. Lots of pitfalls with BMI, but it does have the positive attributes of: being an objective measure; being reproducible (separate measurements by different people give you pretty much the same answer). But BMI can’t tell between muscle and fat weight (mass, actually), so a fit and jacked dude can (will) be misclassified as obese. That said, for most Americans increased BMI is because of excess fat mass and not muscle mass.

      The really dubious measure is body surface area (BSA). It’s calculated using various formulas involving height and weight, and IMNSHO it’s rather bullshit. But BSA is widely used for things such as drug dosing, as well as trying to figure out if e.g. heart size is appropriate or pathologically enlarged. As it happens, I’m working with a bright young fellow from the UK on novel methods to determine appropriate heart size across sexes and ethnic groups. (Okay, he’s really doing the work, I’m mostly hanging around – remotely – essentially watching him work and making the odd suggestion every once in awhile to which he says something polite and then does whatever the hell he was gonna do anyway 😛.)

    1. By all accounts, Pepys was quite a cocksman in his time. “He flirted with, fondled, or slept with Mrs. Lane, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Tooker, Mrs. Burrows, Mrs. Pennington, Betty Michell, and Elizabeth Knepp in their homes, the backrooms of taverns, in carriages, in theatre stalls and even church pews.” In that not unlike King Charles II, who would have seemed to have left more bastards in his wake than Pepys did. A competition?

  4. I had a hot dog at a Loves truck stop yesterday, it was a big sucker, put mustard & jalapeños on it. It was really good!

    1. I usually top off at Love’s truck stops. You have to make sure that the dogs haven’t been rolling on those warmers for days.

  5. If it was a food blog you would be writing cookbooks, not adventure semi-fiction! There’s a lot of storytelling in cookbooks, so I would think you’re safe to talk about food as long as there’s more total BTUs in the vehicle fuel tanks pictured than the serving suggestions.

  6. We could also do BBQ… And the folks on USS Fort McHenry should be embarrassed by how bad that ship looks. You wouldn’t have seen one looking like that 20 years ago.

    1. They have an appetite.

      There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter. – Hemingway

      1. It’s different when your adversary can shoot back.

        As for BRM’s serious admonition (plus the commenter’s), it’s as if we are living in Medieval times but with hair-trigger street thugs instead of muddy track bandits…best be prepared and on high yellow alert at all times when out there among the English.

        1. Think tactically and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

          MRSLL mentioned the other day, “You actually do have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”

          Yes, but it’s not intent, and it’s not a “darkness in my soul”. It’s simply a tactical plan that flows with me 24/7/365. As PaulM says, it’s ‘high yellow alert’. It’s not a threat unless somebody makes it that. MRSLL has been around me a few times when I had to move in response to a threat. The daughters have as well. It’s proportional.

          1. If I ever go into a major city again (unlikely) I’m flying you in 1st Class to run point.

  7. This may not be a food blog, but retired military guys seem to be quite interested in tucker.
    One scifi book series written by a point-of-the-spear guy and an intel guy had a section in each book about how to make something – your own BBQ stock, Eggs Benedict, etc.

    1. Red Sparrow

      There is a CIA cookbook contributed to by ops types who work overseas called “Spies, Black Ties, and Mango Pies. I know that another one is in the works because the editorial staff has been sending out e-mails soliciting recipes and I’m an addressee. I think that the Employee Activity Association (EAA) puts the book out. Proceeds go to buy flowers for funerals, and things like that.

      1. The Green Beret Gormet is back in print, $6.99 Kindle edition only as far as I can tell.

  8. That hot dog looks amazing.

    So, what are Chicago fixings? And why is it Chicago fixings? When I went there deep pan pizza was their thing.

    1. There is also the Chicago Dog.

      An all-beef hot dog, with mustard, pickle relish, celery salt, freshly chopped onions, sliced tomatoes, kosher pickle spear, sport peppers on a steamed poppy seed bun.

  9. I like a good hotdog with mustard, maybe saurkraut and some onions.

    Or mustard and a good chili (with beans, of course, and not that slop that comes in cans, homemade, rich, meaty and beany and good.)

    My wife refers to fries as ketchup-delivery devices. Corndog nuggets (cut up a hotdog into small segments, dip into cornmeal slurry, and fry away) as mustard-delivery devices. I agree with her.

    I used to be a horrible person and have my dogs with ketchup only, but then I grew out of childish things and fell in love with mustard as a dog condiment.

    1. At least you repented from the ‘ketchup’ dark side and came into the mustard light…go, and sin no more. (heh)

      1. When eating a corndog, I dip it into mustard, then ketchup, and then bite. I never viewed that as sinful. It’s not like dipping it into ranch dressing (a definite sin).

        1. Since one can eat hush puppies (same cornmeal batter as on corndogs, for the most part) with ketchup, then one could eat ketchup on corndogs. If that’s the way you float your boat.

        2. Enny fule no that ranch dressing is what you dip your Ho-Hos ™ into.

          H/T Larry Correia

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