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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6000 on: November 05, 2012, 10:38:39 PM »
But doesn't everyone eat unbaked cake batter? Mind you, I only eat the leftovers, I wouldn't just dig into a bowl of batter with a spoon.

Eating leftover cake batter is a perfectly acceptable activity if that's what you enjoy. Eating cake batter before the person who has mixed it is finished using it for its intended purpose is highly inconsiderate and punishable by the Icy Look Of Death, and withdrawal of cake privileges.
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« Reply #6001 on: November 05, 2012, 11:17:28 PM »
My mom used to do this with brownie batter.  You would think it was safe once it was in the oven but noooooo.  She would take a spoon to the baking brownies.

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« Reply #6002 on: November 06, 2012, 07:46:01 AM »
There would have been an Epic Icy Glare of Doom then!

I bake all of our special occasion cakes and bake for friends and other events. I take my baking very seriously!
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« Reply #6003 on: November 06, 2012, 01:23:56 PM »
If you live outside of the US but are a registered US voter which state does your vote count in?

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« Reply #6004 on: November 06, 2012, 01:42:02 PM »
If you live outside of the US but are a registered US voter which state does your vote count in?

Whatever state you were registered in immediately before you left the country.



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« Reply #6005 on: November 06, 2012, 01:42:28 PM »
If you live outside of the US but are a registered US voter which state does your vote count in?

The state in which you were last registered, I believe. You have to contact the locality in which you last registered to request an absentee ballot, so your ballot ought to count toward that state.
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« Reply #6006 on: November 06, 2012, 05:00:23 PM »
If you live outside of the US but are a registered US voter which state does your vote count in?

The state you last lived in, but only for offices that are voted on statewide.

My mother lives in England, and her last U.S. address was in New York. She votes for president, vice president, senator, and the state governor and comptroller. She doesn't get to vote for Congress, state legislature, or anything else that is divided up by districts or counties.

Disclaimer: I don't know, if the person last lived in a state with only one member of Congress, whether their vote would count for that.

This year, New Yorkers displaced by Sandy can vote at any polling place in the state, with a similar restriction: the vote counts for president and senate, and for anything else, it only counts if the person lives in the district they are handed a ballot for. (Someone's vote might thus count for congress but not the state legislature, or vice versa, or for neither.) It's not perfect, but probably the best they can manage under the circumstances.
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« Reply #6007 on: November 07, 2012, 09:01:52 AM »
Why is there so much disparity between cooking time for Chili con carne?

Different people have different interpretations of what "cooked" is when it comes to chili. ;)

Some people consider "heated through" to be cooked. Others believe that a longer cooking time is important for the flavors to meld. My brother in law considers chili cooked for less than four hours to be "raw". I prefer to cook mine for several hours in a crock pot, but I also don't object to cooking it for thirty minutes on the stovetop. So as long as your chili gets hot all the way through, halving your cooking time should be adequate.

I made a recipe from Pioneer Woman's cookbook last weekend, her Burgundy Mushrooms recipe.  It is supposed to be simmered gently for NINE HOURS.  yes, that's right, 9 hours.
I tried it at the 6 hour mark, and it was good.  After 9 hours, it was truly spectacular.   Definitely worth the wait. 

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« Reply #6008 on: November 07, 2012, 10:53:02 AM »
I've never been able to get it straight: is it "pour over" or "pore over"? As in "pore over the photos".

I made a recipe from Pioneer Woman's cookbook last weekend, her Burgundy Mushrooms recipe.  It is supposed to be simmered gently for NINE HOURS.  yes, that's right, 9 hours.
I tried it at the 6 hour mark, and it was good.  After 9 hours, it was truly spectacular.   Definitely worth the wait. 

Oh dear sweet saints in heaven above. I am making that. As soon as possible. And again for Thanksgiving. That looks divine.
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« Reply #6009 on: November 07, 2012, 11:00:37 AM »
If you live outside of the US but are a registered US voter which state does your vote count in?

The state you last lived in, but only for offices that are voted on statewide.

My mother lives in England, and her last U.S. address was in New York. She votes for president, vice president, senator, and the state governor and comptroller. She doesn't get to vote for Congress, state legislature, or anything else that is divided up by districts or counties.

Disclaimer: I don't know, if the person last lived in a state with only one member of Congress, whether their vote would count for that.

This year, New Yorkers displaced by Sandy can vote at any polling place in the state, with a similar restriction: the vote counts for president and senate, and for anything else, it only counts if the person lives in the district they are handed a ballot for. (Someone's vote might thus count for congress but not the state legislature, or vice versa, or for neither.) It's not perfect, but probably the best they can manage under the circumstances.

New York allows overseas "Federal" voters to vote for Federal elections only: President/Vice-President, Senator and the house representative from your last district of residence. NY does not allow overseas voters to vote for state-level elections.

This is in great contrast to Washington State, where overseas voters can vote the whole ballot for their last district of residence -- Federal, state, local, referendums, etc.

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« Reply #6010 on: November 07, 2012, 11:52:43 AM »
I've never been able to get it straight: is it "pour over" or "pore over"? As in "pore over the photos".

If you are looking over something - it is "pore".

If you are serving a liquid - you would pour it.


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« Reply #6011 on: November 07, 2012, 01:09:48 PM »
I'm happy to report that the chili turned pretty good :)
it cooked/simmered for about 2 hours and some in the end, and I made do with the spices I had taken with me (didn't cook it in my home) so I'm not actually sure what I put in it or how much, good thing it's a good "wing-it" recipe!

Now my question, why is it so hard to come up with meal ideas? I don't even have to plan it for 4 peoples and a week, it's just two/three meals for two!

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« Reply #6012 on: November 07, 2012, 01:13:28 PM »
If you live outside of the US but are a registered US voter which state does your vote count in?

The state you last lived in, but only for offices that are voted on statewide.

My mother lives in England, and her last U.S. address was in New York. She votes for president, vice president, senator, and the state governor and comptroller. She doesn't get to vote for Congress, state legislature, or anything else that is divided up by districts or counties.

Disclaimer: I don't know, if the person last lived in a state with only one member of Congress, whether their vote would count for that.

This year, New Yorkers displaced by Sandy can vote at any polling place in the state, with a similar restriction: the vote counts for president and senate, and for anything else, it only counts if the person lives in the district they are handed a ballot for. (Someone's vote might thus count for congress but not the state legislature, or vice versa, or for neither.) It's not perfect, but probably the best they can manage under the circumstances.

New York allows overseas "Federal" voters to vote for Federal elections only: President/Vice-President, Senator and the house representative from your last district of residence. NY does not allow overseas voters to vote for state-level elections.

This is in great contrast to Washington State, where overseas voters can vote the whole ballot for their last district of residence -- Federal, state, local, referendums, etc.

My very first time to vote was absentee. I turned 18 while I was living in the UK. My "permanent address" was my grandmother's house in Texas, so that's where I was registered to vote. I got an absentee ballot that included all the same races as the regular ballots and mailed it back in.

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« Reply #6013 on: November 07, 2012, 02:07:29 PM »
I'm happy to report that the chili turned pretty good :)
it cooked/simmered for about 2 hours and some in the end, and I made do with the spices I had taken with me (didn't cook it in my home) so I'm not actually sure what I put in it or how much, good thing it's a good "wing-it" recipe!

Now my question, why is it so hard to come up with meal ideas? I don't even have to plan it for 4 peoples and a week, it's just two/three meals for two!

www.Allrecipes.com is your friend  ;D  Hit "ingredient" under the search box at the top, then put in what you want to cook with on the left and what you want to avoid on the right.  It's really useful for when you know you have ground beef and you're thinking something tomato-based but don't have any cheese, or you want something with curry and fruit in it but don't really care what.  I like looking at whatever's on sale at the grocery store each week and planning based on that - I never have to scramble at dinner time, and it's cheaper this way!

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6014 on: November 07, 2012, 02:22:43 PM »
I'm happy to report that the chili turned pretty good :)
it cooked/simmered for about 2 hours and some in the end, and I made do with the spices I had taken with me (didn't cook it in my home) so I'm not actually sure what I put in it or how much, good thing it's a good "wing-it" recipe!

Now my question, why is it so hard to come up with meal ideas? I don't even have to plan it for 4 peoples and a week, it's just two/three meals for two!

Yay for the chili turning out well!

I just look at my local grocery's circular and plan around what proteins are on sale.
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