39 thoughts on “September 21, 2019: Scotch”

    1. I like the idea of bullpen/Smeltzer/Dobnak in game 2 in Yankee Stadium. Save Odo and his flyballs for Target Field.

      1. West is umpiring at third today, and just kicked Aaron Boone out of the game for arguing balls and strikes. Well, for arguing a called strike that he thought was a ball.

        1. I was thinking--Joe West reminds me of a judge I had to deal with in my former life. He had been a judge for a long time and had figured out that he could do pretty much whatever he wanted. He could make arbitrary rulings based on his own sense of "justice", rulings that could cost people large amounts of money, or in some cases their freedom, with no consequences for himself. The chances were he wouldn't get appealed, and even if he was overturned on appeal there were no consequences to him for that other than perhaps a little criticism. He could just go on as if nothing had happened, because for him, nothing had.

        1. Joe West is going to continue to do Joe West things until someone makes him stop. And it doesn't look like anyone's going to make him stop.

  1. Trying to work more vegetarian/vegan into the daily routine (alltag). So today I made Beyond Burgers on pretzel buns. NBBW had hummus/tzatziki on hers, I tried mine with Dijon mustard/ketchup. Two 4oz. patties were $5.99 at Whole Foods, in the frozen section.

    Ingredients: water, pea protein isolate, expeller-pressed Canola oil, refined coconut oil, rice protein, natural flavors, cocoa butter, mung bean protein, methylcellulose, potato starch, apple extract, salt, potassium chloride, vinegar, lemon juice concentrate, sunflower lecithin, pomegranate fruit powder, beet juice extract (for color).
    Each patty:
    calories 250 (w/out bun, toppings)
    total fat 28%
    cholesterol 0%
    sodium 16%
    potassium 6%
    tot carbs 1%
    protein 40%

    Overall, very delicious. Good texture, good colors - was like a regular burger. The low cholesterol compared to ground beef is cool. The fact that it's processed food, well there's that.

    Cost-wise, not that different from ground beef. No draining hassle. No red meat factor. A win.

    Next I'm going to get the Impossible Burger and will compare.

    1. Not to be argumentative, but how much are you paying for ground beef? Those prices don't seem comparable to me.

      1. You're right - the <90%, non-grass fed ground beef is much less expensive. And a lb. is not 8 oz. This is more of a life-style, non-economics thread.

    2. The Boy just did The Impossible today, on his grill. Says Beyond is better, both good, but both still a notch behind dead cow.

    3. Yeah, I have samples of both the Beyond and Impossible products. Burger King featuring one pretty much stops many if us restaurateurs from using them. I think both are ok, but I am working on a black bean based burger that we would make in house.

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