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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-27-02

Posted on 11/26/2002 9:54:22 PM PST by Billie

A Few of FR's Finest.....
......Every Day

FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves.

Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars who posted, and now there are over 60,000 who have registered for posting privileges. The forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.

A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I can no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I've been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.

Still that doesn't seem to be enough. I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why, in addition to seeing FR's Finest Military Personnel every day, I thought it might be fun to feature a different FReeper (or FReepers) each day. If you would like to be pictured, or know someone who would, please FReepmail me and we'll turn the spotlight - on YOU - for the day!

And do let me know if you'd like your picture added to the groups of Veterans/Active Military below. I will keep this page updated, and continue to add them to the comment section of the original Veteran's Day thread as well.

TOP: Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog.
MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son.
BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.

TOP: dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7, AlasBabylon.
BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad, Aomagrat.

TOP: ladtx #2 son; DiverDave's twin Don; petuniasevan and husband
poorman; Mustard; ladtx #1 son;
BOTTOM: AlamoGirl's brother Floyd; AG's dad; AG's brother Jim (inset);
WVNan's husband; ladtx Aunt Eva.

We now have eleven groups of veterans/active military; we will post each group of three or four twice a week, with thumbnail/links of the remaining seven or eight groups on each thread. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the group full-size.


GROUP 1A: TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1
GROUP 2A: TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc
GROUP 3A: TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf
GROUP 4A: TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, OneidaM, rdb3, jwTexian BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma

GROUP 5A: TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68. MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797. BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack.
GROUP 6A: TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett. MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick, Leroy S Mort, Mark17. BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau.
GROUP 7A: TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam, dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony.BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang.
GROUP 8A: TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx. MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law. BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.



Dad  /  Chef  /  Author

Freeper since January 7, 2000
Houston Area, The Lone Star State

As the father of five and grandfather of five more, Carlo knows how important it is to raise a family and places that task above all else, including helping budding young chefs navigate their way around the kitchen. The Chef has earned respect and a sterling reputation in every aspect of the food industry.
He is an accomplished Dad, Chef, Author, Restaurateur, Designer, and Entrepreneur Extraordinaire.
Carlo’s career started at a very tender age. At 11 years old, after winning a citywide art festival, Carlo won an art scholarship. At 16, he became the youngest artist on staff in the headquarters of Sears Roebuck and Company.
At the age of 23, he held a much acclaimed International Debut of Fashion and quickly launched The House of Carlo fashions. He soon was recognized as an accomplished Couturier and Costume Designer. His fashion career led him to Hollywood where he was a wardrobe and costume designer on productions such as The Dean Martin Show, The Perry Como Show, Red Skeleton, Bonanza, and Hogan’s Heroes; and feature films such as The Son’s of Katie Elder, War Lord, and Harlow!
Later he landed a great job designing uniforms for the Century Plaza Hotel in Beverly Hills, sparking his interest in the hospitality industry. As Director of Food and Beverage, he opened luxurious hotels in cities from coast to coast.
In the early 1970s, Carlo was appointed The Chief of Protocol for The State of Texas. He insured that every major state function came off with flare and panache. He was responsible for the United States Southern Governor’s Conference, the first ever held in The State of Texas.
Entrepreneur Extraordinaire!

Over the years, Carlo has owned or managed over 56 restaurants and hotels, many of them having multiple locations. In 1974, he bought Houston’s Le Pavillon, an offshoot of New York’s acclaimed restaurant, and quickly turned it into the area’s first Four Star French restaurant. He has owned or operated Élan, the award-winning chain of 14 private clubs with nationwide locations; the Cowboy Club, the Rice Rittenhouse Hotel, and the Cadillac Bar.
At age 38, he retired and soon tackled his most important challenge of all, as a stay-at-home dad with his young sons. As a popular homeroom dad, he has shown children how to make funny faces on pizzas and taught students how to make muffins. "I’ve never had so much fun as cooking with kids,"” says Carlo.
Carlo is in constant demand for cooking demonstrations, motivational speeches, radio and TV appearances. Schools, charity organizations, cruise lines, and restaurants call on him when they want an extra special draw for their events. His appearance as the Featured Chef on a recent Royal Olympic Cruise, for example, enticed hundreds of people away from a ship’s-worth of other fun activities.
His books are more than a collection of recipes. They also provide the shopping, preparation, and cleanup know-how kids need to become self-sufficient cooks. It’s about mixing good times with good eats. And it’s about the bond formed when youngsters and their parents share the process of meal preparation.
Carlo was also a dear friend of FReeper Angelique, who passed away this summer. Two beautiful and touching threads -- one bidding her farewell and one celebrating her life -- were authored by him. The links to those threads are here:
au revoir mon cher Angelique

Remembering Angelique


I asked Carlo to share a few of his own Thanksgiving recipes with us, and he was happy to do so. Most of you know his involvement with the "Clinton Legacy Cookbook" ... recipes and humor collected from many FReepers for many months and on many fun threads, links of which can be found on his profile page. The Baked Apple Dumplings are from that cookbook; the other recipes are taken from some of his other cookbooks.


Old Fashion New England Roasted Turkey
Orange-Maple Marinated

This wonderful, old northeastern method of marinating the turkey overnight in maple-orange produces a remarkably moist and flavorful bird. Combine the reserved marinade with the pan drippings and reduce to a scrumptious tangy gravy.

2 cups orange juice
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup bourbon


One 12-pound fresh or frozen whole turkey, thawed
3 oranges, peeled and quartered
3 small bay leaves, plus more for garnish (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
Citrus garnish (such as oranges,
orange wedges, and kumquats; optional)
Fresh thyme leaves (optional)
1) Prepare marinade: In a large bowl, combine orange juice, broth, maple syrup, and bourbon.
2) Remove giblets and neck from turkey. Rinse turkey thoroughly with cold water; pat dry.
3) Place turkey in a 2 gallon heavy-duty plastic food storage bag. Carefully pour in marinade. Seal; place in large roasting pan. Refrigerate overnight, turning bag occasionally. Prepare Turkey: Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
4) Remove turkey from plastic bag and reserve marinade. Insert orange quarters and bay leaves into cavity. Sprinkle salt in cavity. Skewer neck skin to back or tuck wing tips under shoulder joints, holding skin in place. Tie drumstick ends together with string. Place turkey on a wire rack set in a large roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into thigh, making sure it doesn't rest on the bone.
5) Roast turkey until thermometer registers 180 degrees F -- about 3 hours. (Cover turkey loosely with foil if it gets too brown before reaching required temperature.)
6) Remove turkey from oven; transfer to serving platter. Remove and discard oranges and bay leaves. Let turkey stand at least 20 minutes before carving.
7) Pour reserved marinade into a 2 quart saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Skim and discard any foam from mixture with a slotted spoon. Reduce heat to medium; cook until reduced to 3 1/2 cups -- about 15 minutes.

Preparing Gravy.

8) When turkey has been transferred to platter, skim off all but 1/4 cup fat from drippings in roasting pan; stir in the flour until well mixed. Gradually stir in the reduced marinade and cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

Presenting the masterepiece.

Garnish turkey with whole oranges, orange wedges, bay leaves, and fresh thyme, if desired, and serve with gravy.

Carving the Turkey:

9) Holding a drumstick securely with one hand, use a carving knife to cut through the skin between the thigh and body of the turkey. Gently pull out and back on drumstick, cutting through remaining meat and skin; disjoint and remove drumstick. Repeat with other drumstick. Slice downward along breastbone and rib cage to remove meat on one half of the turkey breast. Cut through turkey, removing the wing. Repeat process, removing remaining breast meat and wing.
10) Place two turkey breast halves on cutting board. Holding breast steady with carving fork, cut slices of breast meat against grain. Transfer slices, wings, and drumsticks to serving platter.
Serving: 12


Turkey Stuffing a la Crockpot
When preparing a specialty Turkey as in a fancy marinated, it helps to fix your dressing apart from the bird, and healthier as well. Preparing your dressing in a crockpot allows you to beat the rush on a holiday morning. Making the stuffing in the slow cooker is one less thing to worry about and it takes up less of that valuable oven space.

1 cup butter
2 cup chopped onion
2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup parsley sprigs
1 lb fresh button mushrooms, sliced,
or 2 x 8 ounce cans mushrooms
12 cups bread cubes, day old dried
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 1/2 cup chicken or turkey broth
2 eggs, well beaten
1) Melt butter in a skillet and sauté onion, celery, parsley, and mushrooms.
2) Pour over bread cubes in a very large mixing bowl.
3) Add all seasonings and toss well. Pour in enough broth to moisten. Add eggs and mix well.
4) Pack lightly into slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low and cook for 6-8 hours.
Serves 12.


Holiday Golden Apples and Yams
"This was so delicious. The three flavors of apples, raisins, and yams combine perfectly and the syrup added just enough sweetness."

2 large or 3 medium yams or sweet potatoes
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored,
and sliced crosswise into rings
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon cloves or apple pie spice mix
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup Raisins
2 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup miniature marshmallows (Optional)
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
1) Bake yams 50 minutes or until soft but still hold their shape. Can also be done in the microwave. Let yams cool enough to handle.
2) Reduce oven to 350 degrees. Peel and slice yams crosswise.
3) In 1 1/2 quart baking dish, alternate apple rings, and yam slices, overlapping edges slightly.
4) In small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and spice; stir in orange juice and raisins, and mix well.
5) Heat orange juice mixture over medium heat, stirring until thickened. Pour over apples and yams. Sprinkle with nuts and bake for 10 minutes, add the marshmallows* and bake for additional 10 minutes or until apples and yams are tender.

* (Optional) You may top with miniature marshmallows, it encourages the kids to taste this. Once they do, it becomes their favorite.


Baked Apple Dumplings


1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup red hots
1/4 cup butter or margarine

Dumpling Crust:

2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk

Apple filling:

4 small Granny Smith apples,
peeled, cored, and cut into small pieces
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1) Mix syrup ingredients together, except butter.
2) Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the butter and set aside.
3) Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the shortening. Add the milk all at once. Stir just until moistened.
4) Form into a ball. Roll out into an 18 x 12-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 6-inch squares.
5) Mix apples with the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place 1/6 of the apples on center of each square. Moisten edges of dough and fold corners to center top and pinch edges together. Place in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.
6) Pour the syrup over the dumplings. Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes or until the apples are tender.
Serves 6

Thank you, Carlo3b!
Finest Freeper  /  Finest Chef!


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1 posted on 11/26/2002 9:54:23 PM PST by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dansangel; dutchess; Aquamarine; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
I wanted to get an early start on this Thanksgiving Eve thread. Please come and say hello to a great FReeper and Chef!

I'll be back later this morning. Thanks for coming!

2 posted on 11/26/2002 9:57:31 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie


3 posted on 11/26/2002 10:06:50 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Billie; xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ...

4 posted on 11/26/2002 10:07:12 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Billie
Good Evening, Billie.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. This is a special time to remember our loved ones and be thankful for all our blessings.

5 posted on 11/26/2002 10:14:22 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: carlo3b
Good Evening, Finest Chef!!

Congratulations on being one of FR's Finest!

I'm going to try that crock pot dressing.

6 posted on 11/26/2002 10:22:52 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: JohnHuang2
Good Evening, John!
It's still early on the west coast but I think I'll say goodnight. I'll try to stop by earlier tomorrow.
7 posted on 11/26/2002 10:25:31 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: Billie
Billie! It's past your bedtime, girlfriend!

Great write-up on Carlo3b. I never knew when I was submitting recipes I was sending them to a pro. Probably a good thing -- I would have been too intimidated!
8 posted on 11/26/2002 10:29:50 PM PST by ru4liberty
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To: carlo3b
Congratulations on your day in the spotlight. I hope you enjoy it!

We may have crossed paths a time or two as I did my part toward your financial advancement by frequenting Élan -- if that was the one over off of Yorktown (St. James??) -- and Cowboy. ;-)

Enjoy your day!

P.S. Were you affiliated with Milieu as well or were you in LA at that time?

9 posted on 11/26/2002 10:46:32 PM PST by ru4liberty
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To: Billie; JustAmy
Thank you Billie, thank you Amy, thank you all........Sheeeesh what a deal, I am truly humbled!
10 posted on 11/26/2002 11:08:58 PM PST by carlo3b
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To: ru4liberty
Yes indeed, I am sure we met at our Club Élan on Yorktown and St. James, or Cowboy's on Alabama. The Milieu wasn't ours it was a great gathering spot on Westheimer owned by Paul my Matre'd.
Where you a member? Thanks for your patronage, my ex, and my kids schools really enjoyed it.... LOLOL
11 posted on 11/26/2002 11:31:11 PM PST by carlo3b
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To: Billie; JohnHuang2
Wow! What a great surprise to see you posting a thread at this hour. Atta Girl, Billie!

Great looking bunch of cooks you've assembled there too. Looks like John gets to taste all the food.

12 posted on 11/26/2002 11:32:54 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Diver Dave
Morning, my friend
13 posted on 11/26/2002 11:36:09 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Billie; carlo3b
Congratulations Carlo. What a terrific bio and Thanksgiving feast you've provided.

Thanks once again for the moving tributes to Angelique.

Uhh, it's a good thing you retired when you did. With all those professions and restuarants, it appears you can't seem to hold a job. :)

I do believe your recipes will be used quite frequently by the FR's Finest... crowd. I know I will. Thanks.

Well Done, Carlo! Take a bow!

Atta Boy, Carlo!!!

14 posted on 11/26/2002 11:45:11 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: JohnHuang2
Evenin'/mornin' John. I'm just fixing to go check out all the news that you've seen fit to post.
15 posted on 11/26/2002 11:47:57 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: carlo3b
Congratulations on being one of FR's Finest, Carlo's

and have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Everyone!

16 posted on 11/26/2002 11:59:23 PM PST by SheLion
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie.

17 posted on 11/27/2002 1:37:46 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: JohnHuang2
Good morning John.
18 posted on 11/27/2002 1:38:28 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: Billie; All
Good morning everyone
19 posted on 11/27/2002 2:47:12 AM PST by firewalk
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To: Billie
Good morning all.. And thank you very much, Now I am really starved.....
20 posted on 11/27/2002 3:48:23 AM PST by .45MAN
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To: .45MAN; Billie; carlo3b
Warmest congratulations to FReeper and Chef Carlo! What a delightful way to start the morning! Your recipes made me gain 10 lbs just reading them...LOL!

I love the fact that you, Carlo, have stressed how important it is for families to get together in the kitchen. I have such fond memories of all of us gathered in Grandma's kitchen having a hand in preparing some glorious Italian meals.

Thanks to Billie for a beautiful presentation on a very gifted man!

Hey .45MAN - that recipe for crock pot stuffing sounds good - would free up some space in the oven, too.

.45MAN is in charge of "the bird" on Thanksgiving and he does such a wonderful job on both it and the stuffing.

{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} to all of you!
{{{{{{{{{{smoochies}}}}}}}}}}} to .45MAN!

I'll check back in later!

21 posted on 11/27/2002 4:31:28 AM PST by dansangel
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To: carlo3b
Congratulations, Carlo!
I've always enjoyed the Sunday brunch at the Cadillac Bar..

It's that Saturday night Jagermeister that causes trouble!

22 posted on 11/27/2002 4:57:44 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Billie; carlo3b
Oooooo, with today being a day of hard work in the kitchen, what could be finah than to begin it with looking at the pic of a handsome Italiano chef and reading the story of his interesting career. Add the warmth, wit, family devotion and freeperhood of Carlo to this mix and it's a recipe for the start of a good day.

Congratulation, Carlo, and a delightful Thanksgiving to you and your family.

I'm going to make your second recipe, I yam, I yam!


23 posted on 11/27/2002 5:01:24 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Billie; All
In memory of my fellow Vietnam helicopter pilots who were killed in that war the following were lost on NOV 27. God bless them all.

1967 WO1 David A. Lape (USAR) -- 336 AHC, Age 23, Cordova, Alaska
1968 LTC Roger J. Bartholomew (USA) -- HHB/4/77 ARA 101 ABN, Age 36, Portland, Oregon
1968 WO1 John W. Brinkmeyer (USAR) -- HHB/4/77 ARA 101 ABN, Age 22, New England, North Dakota
1968 WO1 Nicholas R. Alexander (USAR) -- 118 AHC, Age 21, Wesley, Iowa
1968 WO1 Leslie H. Larocque (USAR) -- 118 AHC, Age 24, Hayward, California
1968 WO1 Allen E. Duneman (USAR) -- 187 AHC, Age 25, Magnolia, Iowa
1968 1LT August K. Ritzau (USAR) -- 187 AHC, Age 23, Clackamas, Oregon

Tribute to LTC Roger J. Bartholomew: KIA, Thua Thien, South Vietnam.
I never really knew my dad, I was only 6 when he was killed in action. I remember helping him pack to go to vietnam and I remember the day they came and told us he was MIA. It was Thanksgiving morning and my sister and brother and I were watching the parades. Later I remember them returning those things I watched him pack. I'd like to learn more about him from those who knew him. To me he's a hero-one in a million. Wish I could tell him that today.
Lisa Bartholomew-Hanson -- daughter

For the story of the 187th's WO1 Duneman and 1LT Ritzau click here: Trial By Fire.



24 posted on 11/27/2002 5:14:57 AM PST by ladtx
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To: carlo3b; ru4liberty
I feel the same way ru4liberty, had now idea I was sending my recipes to a pro. Thank goodness I sent you two of my best recipes Carlo!
I remember that you were a warm and fun person on your recipe threads and I've enjoyed getting to know you better this morning. You sure have been a busy man! :)

Click on the pic

25 posted on 11/27/2002 5:17:39 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Billie; carlo3b
I continue to be impressed with the members of this forum. We truly are a diverse and interesting lot. Too bad we are continually portrayed as wild-eyed, gun-toting, racist rednecks. Carlo you are a real asset to this place, and Billie you and your bunch are to be commended for what you do. I salute you all.
26 posted on 11/27/2002 5:39:25 AM PST by ladtx
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To: ladtx
Thank you for this daily post, ladtx.
God bless and comfort the friends and families of these 7 young heros.
God Bless you; God Bless our Military, past and present and God Bless America.
27 posted on 11/27/2002 5:39:49 AM PST by JustAmy
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To: Billie; JohnHuang2
Howdy Howdy....

"FWIW...The Righteous Shall Triumph!!"
(To be sung to Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth")

There's somethin' happenin' ain't Right...Vile Left RATS Rule by Fear!!
ATF men in a tank over there, slaughterin' kids whilst they knelt in prayer!!
It's high time we INDICT T-Mac...PUNK Dem's Clown!!
DNC Chairman...who killed Ron Brown?!!

There's bad men doin' Wrong...They'll win The Fight, unless the Right is Strong!!
Bold people must speak OUR minds...we're gettin' too much resistance from OUR side!!
It's time we ROUT Lib'rals, TRASH DemClowns!!
Right time fer Justice to make a Rebound!!

Clinton feels he can't be beat...Med'yuh Poltroons, they're Effete!!
Forgivin' wrongs, Press parrots Slick's LIES!! Mosta DemRATS say, "Slick Willie's OUR GUY!!"
It's time we STOP DemRATS...Stop DemClowns!!
Big Guv'ment's shakin' OUR Country down!!

Rev-o-lutions start slow...but Limbaugh's Legions shall grow!!
Evil Wins when the Good are afraid!! Step outta line...the time's come fer Truth to hold sway!!
We shall INDICT T-Mac...Stop Left's Clown!!
All ya good FReepers, come help us out!!
We gotta STOP Clinton...Crush Slick's Crown!!
Ev'rybody help what's goin' down!!
We're gonna STOP Lib'rals...STOP DemClowns!!
Destroy Lib'ralism...let's do it NOW!!

(12/29/2001...Happy Birthday, MamaMUD!!)

Terrance P.(unk) McAuliffe is Complicit with ALL the EX-Traitor-in-Chief's Campaign Finance Abuse Felonies and TREASON!!! Here's how we mnake the slimey bastard pay...

It's High Time the Right INDICTED DNC Chairman Terry "Punk" McAuliffe, IMHO, of course!!

Slick Willie is a Liar/Felon/Rapist/Mass-Murderer/WarCriminal/Traitor/Tyrant...but he had a whole lotta help from the Left. The Vast LeftWing Medyuh Whore'd will Defend the Indefensible--again--at their own peril!!

When we INDICT DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe, the BrainDead Lib'ral Dem'RAT Masses won't have a clue that we are actually beginning The Discovery Stage for Slick Willie's INDICTMENT...but the well-informed RightWing shall know, because we'll make it happen!!

FReepers, it's time to flex our muscles and show the Left who controls the GOP!! And it ain't McStain's RINOs!!!

Let's ROCK...MUD

1 posted on 12/29/2001 4:35 AM EST by Mudboy Slim

28 posted on 11/27/2002 5:48:58 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Diver Dave; christie; jellybean; TwoStep; stanz; piasa; Howie; Exit148
"..... it appears you can't seem to hold a job. :)"

Alas, I have been exposed to speak... gulp  Wearing various hats didn't let up even with retirement either, I changed the chef hat, for a cowboy stetson, and bowed out of the boardroom, and became a homeroom dad.
Fighting Hotel tycoons and titans was a piece of cake (recipe below) compared to the vious scrapes with the damned schoolboard, and PTA ...LOL

I love my Chocolate, with Chocolate and More Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 350deg.
1) Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl add eggs and mix well, add the chocolate syrup, flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla mix well.
2) Pour into 2 cake pans (cut into 4-layers) bake for 25-30-min or until done. Remove and cool for 15-min then remove the cakes from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
3) Make the filling by melting one pound of the chips slowly over low heat until mixture is smooth. Then set out to Cool
4) Combine the sour cream and one of the cream cheese beat until smooth. Add the chocolate and mix well. Spread this mixture between the layers and set each layer on top of one another.
5) Prepare raspberry filling : thaw raspberry and smash till smooth add the cornstarch and water together on heat, heat till thick set aside; till it becomes thicken.
6) To Make icing: melt the remaining 12-oz of chips in a saucepan over med low heat.
7) Add the powdered sugar, orange flavored liqueur (opt) milk, instant coffee, and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool until mixture is good spreading consistency.
8) Beat cream cheese and cover the layers. assemble the layers until you have 4-layers putting filling and raspberry on top. (I put the filling on first let set and then add raspberry on top.)
9) Add brandy to cooled raspberry mixture.) continue to fill rest of layers.
10) Finish with the Icing this makes a wonderful cake....Yummmmmm  Enjoy!
29 posted on 11/27/2002 6:03:59 AM PST by carlo3b
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To: SheLion
Thank you so much SheLion... and have a wonderful Thanksgiving yourself. Kids with grandkids, will start arriving in an hour or so to start the baking for tomorrow....the house will began to fill with laughter and fussin, and the aroma of bread and cakes for the feast to come tomorrow....sigh
30 posted on 11/27/2002 6:09:41 AM PST by carlo3b
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To: Billie; carlo3b
Wow!! This is a great pre-Thanksgiving thread. Carlo3b, I must thank you, because every Thanksgiving I try one new dish. And I was waiting for the right recipe to present itself to me. Your golden apples recipe looks just right! I will try it and let you know!!
31 posted on 11/27/2002 6:12:12 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: carlo3b
Howdy Carlo, howzit goin', buddy?! You wouldn't happen to have a good recipe fer either creamed spinach or broccoli or something like that fer a hot side dish fer Thanksgiving, would you? Fer some reason I offered to make it, and I don't want to ask MamaMUD fer her recipe or it'll be like cheatin'...Mud

"Behind Left's Lies!!"
(To be sung to The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes")

No one knows what it's like...
To be Left's be Slick'sStag, man...Behind Left's Spies!!
No one knows what it's like...
To be hated, Lib'rally-jaded, believin' all Dem LIES!!

Folks, MUD dreams...Git "T." McAuliffe...
Help my Prescience come to be!!
RightWing Power...not HolyRollers, Right's Goal is JUSTICE...fer Tyranny!!

No one knows what it's like...
To feel these I do...and I Blame YOU!!
No one bites back this hard on his anger...
None of my pain and woe...shall show through!!

Folks, MUD's dreams...they aren't that risky...
Heed MUD's Prescience...sing with me!!
Po' McAuliffe, he's MUD's buttboy...
Right's GOAL is JUSTICE...fer Tyranny!!

When Limbaugh signals...ACT Fer Justice!!
Before we lose it from lack of use!!
Fight Left's Bile...IGNORE the Networks!!
Right Shall Attack and Make Slick the Fool!!
And if you've swallow'd the Med'yuh's EVIL...Slap yerself fer wastin' yer VOTE!!
Whjen the Lib'rals squeeeeal, give Dems yer backhand...
Right Shall Swarm...RATS Shall Be No MO'!!

No one knows what it's be the bad man...
To be the mad man, behind brown eyes.

Before and........MUD

Heh heh heh...T-Maxx the route to Slick Willie...everything Terry McAuliffe did vis a vis the FunnyMoney, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton did the same!! We take down McAuliffe "under-the-radar" of the Ignorant Masses and the EX-Traitor-in-Chief goes to Prison NEXT!!!

FReepers, Let's ROCK!!!!


1 posted on 11/13/2001 11:08 PM EST by Mudboy Slim

Heh heh heh...MUD

32 posted on 11/27/2002 6:30:16 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: dansangel
...gathering in Grandma's kitchen having a hand in preparing some glorious Italian meals....

Some things and places never change, but some have had to, ... sadly, grandma kitchen is gone now, we had to find another gathering place, ....but a new breed of grandparent has emerged.... taking a
However, what hasn't changed is the Italian food. I will have the pleasure of the company of my ex wife...yikes ,who will be here to prepare her wonderful pasta dish for tomorrow.    ....shush not a word, I stole her recipe...ha!

Gnocchi alla Italiana

1) Place potatoes, eggs, and salt in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
2) Add 1 1/2 c. flour. Place dough on floured board and add rest of flour.
3) Knead dough for 3 to 4 minutes until all flour is mixed in. If dough is too sticky, as it sometime is, sprinkle with more flour.
4) Cut dough into 6 pieces. Roll dough into long sausage like strips and cut into pieces 2/3 to 1 inch long. Sprinkle dumplings lightly with flour. *You can roll each dumpling across the back of a floured dinner fork to make the rolling dents if desired.
5) Be prepared with a large pan with 4 qts of boiling water to which 1 T. salt has been added. Place gnocchi in water and remove with a strainer when they come to the top.
6) Place in a hot serving bowl. Add sauce to gnocchi and 2/3 of cheese, mixing well. Sprinkle rest of cheese on top.
Serves 4 to 6.
Variation sauce: Heat 1 stick of butter to browning stage and add 1/2 cup of cream. Pour over gnocchi and add Parmesan cheese.
33 posted on 11/27/2002 6:35:50 AM PST by carlo3b
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To: FreeTheHostages
Vince Hatfield's "Song fer Dubyuh (not sure of the title)"

It sure will be nice in the years to come to turn on the TV each day,
And see someone who we all respect in each and every way.
Someone who believes in GOD, and isn't ashamed to say.
The kind of man that makes you proud, you were born in the USA.
Our kids go to school, like when we were kids, and have the right to pray.
When we go to work we'll know deep in our hearts that they are gonna be OK
And were gonna have the chance, to keep a little more from our hard work everyday.
The kind of man that makes us proud, we were born in the USA.

George Bush, Lead On, let's help him or get out of his way,
George Bush, Lead On and make a new start today,
And make the world proud of us once again, of this good ole USA.
So we can stand up tall and tell our kids this is gonna be yours someday.

America the beautiful, He'll keep it the land of the free.
Where liberty, equality, and peace reach from sea to shining sea.
Where the family is number 1, and we respect the red, white, and blue.
He'll bring the country together and make it better for me and you.

George Bush, Lead On, let's help him or get out of his way,
George Bush, Lead On and make a new start today,
And make the world proud of us once again, of this good ole USA.
So we can stand up tall and tell our kids this is gonna be yours someday.

George Bush, Lead On, let's help him or get out of his way,
George Bush, Lead On and make a new start today,
And make the world proud of us once again, of this good ole USA.
So we can stand up tall and tell our kids this is gonna be yours someday.
So we can stand up tall and tell our kids we're proud of the USA,
"George Bush for Our USA"

© Vince Hatfield

Very nice, Billie, thanks fer sharing.


34 posted on 11/27/2002 6:39:22 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; dansangel; carlo3b
Good morning Billie, Daisyscarlett, Mama_Bear, Dansangel and an especially good morning to Carlo3b, one of the great chefs of FreeRepublicland. Thank you for the recipes. I am going to plead with Maggie to make the golden apples and yams.
35 posted on 11/27/2002 6:44:53 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: carlo3b; Mudboy Slim; FreeTheHostages; Billie; LadyX; ofMagog; Diver Dave; wirestripper; ...
Another picture of our GREAT President taken this week.

36 posted on 11/27/2002 6:46:33 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; dansangel; Mama_Bear; LadyX; Pippin; lodwick
Mornin', everybody !!

Have a cup while you FReep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

37 posted on 11/27/2002 6:48:49 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: carlo3b; Billie

38 posted on 11/27/2002 6:49:04 AM PST by lodwick
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To: humblegunner
I've always enjoyed the Sunday brunch at the Cadillac Bar..

I thank you so very much. I still do go back occasionally, but a try not to enjoy the margaritas as much as ^$&% years ago...LOLOL   Shush again; for your eyes only;

Cadillac Bar Margarita
Cocktail or house specialty glass, chilled
1¼ ounces Cuervo 1800 Tequila
¾ ounce Grand Marnier
1 fresh lime, squeezed
1 ounce sweet-and-sour mix
Shake and strain

39 posted on 11/27/2002 6:52:16 AM PST by carlo3b
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To: ladtx
You did not break formation. You just sucked it up and flew into the bowels of the Grim Reaper.

Salute them all!
40 posted on 11/27/2002 6:55:11 AM PST by lodwick
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To: carlo3b
Oh my goodness! My mouth is watering! LOL!

Your recipe for brings back so many memories. Thank-you SO much for sharing (even if it IS your ex-'s...LOL!)

I can smell the sauce simmering in Grandma's kitchen. I will send this recipe to my Mom. We're going home for Christmas. Maybe she and I can put this together while I'm there.

41 posted on 11/27/2002 6:57:06 AM PST by dansangel
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To: Temple Owl
Good Morning, Temple Owl!

We are so blessd to have a chef among us this morning!

Hope you and Maggie are able to partake of the golden apples and yams (yum!)

Have a wonderful day! {{{{{{{{{Temple Owl}}}}}}}}}}}
42 posted on 11/27/2002 7:01:27 AM PST by dansangel
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To: MeeknMing
Mornin' M&M!

Between your M&Ms and Carlo's recipes...I'm going to blow up to ***blimp-size*** today!!!

{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}} to you, your Dad and family!
43 posted on 11/27/2002 7:03:18 AM PST by dansangel
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To: Aquamarine
"The Sky Above and Ol' MUD Below"
(To be sung to Tom Russell's "The Sky Above and the Mud Below")

Two Libs strolled in from the rainy Autumn night...
The sky above...and the mud below...
They walked into Ol' Mudboy's Bar...they were DemonRATS by site...
Big Guy's above...but there's MUD below...
They flashed their Guv'ment Credit Card...
"You'll pay, Slim!!" Slick Willie charged!
Ol' Mudboy slams their liquor down...
Dem Lib'rals start to drinkin'...

RATS' souls are Void and Black...they FEED on Voter's FEARS!!
The Sky above...and Ol' MUD below...
Two Lib'rals oh-so-Powerful...rumor wuz Dem boyz were queer...
Their LIES disturbed Good Ol' Mudboy so!!
Then JimRob FReeped in, "That beats all...
Slick's "WANTED" poster's on Slim's wall...
Slick Willie and MACster, y'all...
TRAITORS from the White House!!"

Now DemLib'rals they were Chi-Com Whores...National Security they attacked!!
"They're LYIN' SCUM!! Tell 'em MUD said so!!"
They prance amongst their Media Bores..."Gravitas" them Leftists lack...
Good Lord's Ol' MUD below!!
At Mount Carmel near WacoTown...thuggish Slick BLITZKRIEGED that Compound...
Two dozen children's deathly howls...
One FACT...the Left's avoided!!

Now Ol' Mudboy was a FReeper...whose known Slick's a DISGRACE!!
"Slick's LYIN' SCUM!!...tell'im MUD said so!!"
He owned that Bar and a memory...MedyuhWhore'd could not erase!!
Lord's high Ol' MUD below!!
Yeah, Mudboy he could FReep in verse...
The Culture War Right SHALL reverse...
MUD's a Patriot, folks, the Left he'd CURSE...
One man you did not anger!!!

Lord's high MUD below...
Remove Slick's stain...RE-IMPEACH Left's 'HO!!
Two Lib'rals who did not know...
How much Slim loves this Nation!!

Slick Willie, he's the bold one...MUD inquired about his "quirks"...
"You'll FRY," said Bill, "'cuz I run this show!!"
T-Mac said, "PUD-boy, we RAPE Sheeple...'cuz they're helpless twirps...
We're LYIN' SCUM...but OUR Base don't know!!
Slim, that Internet Gore did make...
Yer FreeRepublic, Left's Laws shall break!!
Boy, read the polls, Ol' Dubyuh's tanked...
Big Guv'ment's on a roll!!!"

Well, these DemonRATS they wuz IGNORANT...they didn't know who Mudboy wuz...
Good Lord's Ol' MUD below.
That FReeper's face grew darker...folks, MUD measured every word...
The sky above...and the mud below...
"You Commie-Pinko sons of bitches...
Fear MUD's Wrath, you TREAS'NOUS Wretches...
Yer Free Days are a dwindlin'!!!"

Slick Willie ABUSED the I.R.S. ...Left's tryin' to take OUR Guns...
Slick's spies were called....they attacked Mudboy!!
Too late 'cuz MUD had a groooovy sound...and a flamin' writin' pen...
Lord's high above...we got MUD below!!
Slick called his Leftist Minions near...
MUD's just grinnin' EAR-TO-EAR!!! )8^D!!
Said, "Court's in Session...hear ye, hear...
Yers Truly is...Presidin'!!!"

Well, Slick's Trial commenced and folks did sing...Bill's denials were a JOKE!!
You LIE with forfeit yer soul!!
MUD said, "We'll Cut Big Guv'ment, boys...we'll CUTR TAXES fer ALL good folks!!
Slick's LYIN' SCUM...and the Left MUST know!!
The Constitution it says somewhere...Crimes are Crimes...Justice Don't Care...
Covet not thy Neighbor's Share...
That's why we fought the Revolution!!"

Now that ol' Times-Dispatch headline...hangs framed on Mudboy's Wall...
"Slick Whines From Jail...Bill's the PrisonWhore!!"
Next to MUD's "Reagan Portrait"...Dutch points Rightward from a horse...
Blue skies above...sure do miss him so.
Folks, the twisted Lib'rals must be smacked...
Our Country's SOUL, Left has attacked...
Slick's TYRANNY Right SHALL retract...
Bill shouldda stuck to Guv'nin'!!

Blue skies above...clear stream below...
The Lib'rals' damnear o'er!!
The Clinton Curse has been DETHRONED!!
We celebrate Truth's New Mornin'!!!

MUD (9/25/00)

BTW,'s time to Make Yer Stand!! Please join your fellow Patriots in Washington, DeeCee on the 30th of OJanuary 2003 fer CPAC!! It promises to be a weekend none of us will ever forget!!


44 posted on 11/27/2002 7:06:25 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: dansangel; Temple Owl; Mudboy Slim; humblegunner; grannie9

grannie9 says Good Morning
from her FL home.

Picture perfect morning there.

45 posted on 11/27/2002 7:06:40 AM PST by lodwick
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To: Mudboy Slim
MUD bump!
46 posted on 11/27/2002 7:07:45 AM PST by lodwick
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To: carlo3b; Billie
Here in the NEtherlands we don't have Thanksgiving, but it sure looks yummie to me!

I'll have to stick with the usual dinner.
47 posted on 11/27/2002 7:08:35 AM PST by knighthawk
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To: Mudboy Slim
You wouldn't happen to have a good recipe fer either creamed spinach or broccoli or something like that fer a hot side dish fer Thanksgiving, would you? .....

Youbetcha Big boy, anything fir a friend...LOL

Scrumptious Creamed Spinach

1) In a sauté pan, melt butter and add fresh spinach.
2) Sauté until wilted.
3) Add béchamel sauce and Gruyere cheese.
Season with salt and pepper.
*Bechamel Sauce

For a variation on a classic Sauce Bechamel, try chicken broth and half-and-half together with a roux of butter and flour flavored with grated onion. White pepper, thyme and cayenne give an earthy bite to the sauce.

48 posted on 11/27/2002 7:10:04 AM PST by carlo3b
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To: carlo3b
Wow, that sounds good!
49 posted on 11/27/2002 7:10:52 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: lodwick; grannie9
Good morning to y'all, too...MUD
50 posted on 11/27/2002 7:11:21 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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