Ever go to your local Mexican restaurant and order that small bowl of liquid white cheese... ah Queso dip... pretty good stuff even if it is a $2 rip off... Ever wish you could have some at home to go with your tortilla chips? Ever waste you money on all those so called "queso dips" by tostitos or some Mexican sounding brand in your local grocer's deli? I've spend years melting cheeses, trying dips, and NOTHING could even come close to replicating what you can find at the restaurant. It was like
Well, I just had to make this one... I've tried a lot of different beers, and the experience has been rewarding and punishing at the same time. There are some beers out there that just make me question some peoples taste buds... as nasty as they are, I don't know how they make sales... and to be fair, I'm leaving out cheap beers... you wont find PBR, Milwaukee's Best, or Keystone on this list.
5. Miller Light
I really don't know how this beer became so popular. Granted its one of the two mos
Bourbon is a magical liquid. It's a true cure for the common cold, it cures tooth aches, and it helps prevent terminal aliments such as heart disease and stroke. It marinades ribs and steaks and can create various desserts. It also tastes good straight and can be enjoyed mixed in several ways.
I recently came across this bourbon in the past couple months. It's very woody and dry. Its a little harsher to drink straight than other bourbons, but its distinct taste puts it at 5, knocking of
I've found that Dark Beer is only for a few people. Amongst the majority of American beer consumers, a lot of them do not like the harsher taste of Porters and Black Lagers. I guess the best way to put it is: If you like you're coffee black, then you might like dark beer. Anyways here are my top five personal favorites.
Sierra Nevada Porter is probably the most bitter out of my top five. It will definitely put some hair on your chest. Its very thick and creamy.
Sam Adams Honey Port
I just thought I'd make my personal favorite Top 5 beer lists, that excludes the specialty types.
Amber Beer Top 5
Its a great tasting wheat ale that oddly enough, goes well with a slice of orange. Its very smooth and not too strong for those that stay away from the more potent type. I recommend all of its seasonal brews as well. (especially the pumpkin ale)
Sierra Nevada is a little stronger than other beers that are not dark, but it has a very pleasant taste that is rich with
So the State of Alabama finally repealed one of the most stupid laws in history. For the longest time there has been a ban on beer that contains more than 6% alcohol by content. There was no real point to this law as anyone could go to the liquor store and pick up some 100 proof products. Now that Alabama has freed the hops we have access to specialty beers we never could have before. I've been trying as many as I could the past few weeks and I've found a few worth mentioning.
I came across this gem at a gas station last week. I thought it was some kind of special can celebration at first, but realized if that would have been the case, it would have been that classic bland white can I remembered as a child during the 80s.
Pepsi-Cola Throwback actually refers to the recipe. The original version before the times of High Fructose Corn Syrup. This one is made with sugar, like it was meant to be.
Pepsi has had some complete debacles over the past decade. Pepsi Twist whi
Here is a bourbon marinade thats good for just about anything. It works great on pork baby back ribs.
1/2 cup bourbon
1/4 cup soy Sauce
1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 small onion, chopped fine
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
A splash of Worcestershire Sauce
Again, measurements are only suggested as a guide to go by. Even this one is a modified version of one I found. I always up the dosage of alcohol. You always have to take into account how much meat yo
This is a recipe I found online, with a few personal modifications. Whether you like Guinness Beer or not really isn't the issue. This makes some good tasting Ribeyes.
For this you will need:
1 USDA Choice/Prime Ribeye steak
2 garlic cloves
1 ounce soy sauce
1 tablespoon Vidalia onion
1 teaspoon shallots
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon fresh tarragon
1/4 teaspoon parsley
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Wearing a mask with glasses sucks. I've been using neck gaiters, but when you were anything that has to go around your ears it makes your glasses lose grip. I'm going to get a new Rx on contacts Monday. I stopped wearing them about 2 years ago becasue I couldn't wear them a whole day without my eyes getting irritated. I just need them for 8-10 hours tho, just to get through work.
Watched Parasyte on Netflix. Overall an entertaining watch. Pretty violent, but the story and the ending fell a little short for me. Some of the characters got killed off too quickly. Feels like one of those series that could have been 2-3 seasons but they were worried they wouldn't get renewed and tried to shove it all into one.
Got my pool setup last night. All thats left to do is hook up the filter and order a water delivery. This same time last year we were digging out that pool spot for all of June. I'll always remember that back breaking digging. This year we put a light layer of sand down since the level is good and we wont have to worry about the pool shifting at all. I'd like to get a permanent pool at some point. It looks like buying a new ground tarp and water delivery every year will be roughly $200 a year for expenses. And these intex pools are only meant to last roughly 2-4 years, but the pool was roughly $280 on sale I think. Even then its still cheaper than a $2-$5k pool. I might stick with using these cheap pools for years.
My Mobile game spending habits have been pretty tame. I'll drop a few dollars on Arknights banners now and then. Azur Lane, I have it to a science to generally go into events with 100+ cubes to get everything. But lets face it. Azur Lane makes it's money off skins... and the best way to get skins is to make it easy to get the ships. Arknight's skins are mad expensive, and I only found out last week that the Siege one I really want is gonna be free with Contingency Contract coming up! Other than that, they don't do much for me as the E2 art looks amazing as is... and I'm the only one that gets to see them so I can't flex.
Azur Lane tho I can flex with my defense fleet in PvP. Plus you can have multiple secretaries grace your home page at random. Being a man of culture, I can appreciate all the fan service bikini skins they throw out there... but it ain't for me. The in game chibis have to look just as good as the secretary full art to get my money. That being said... they just had to bring out a bunch of black dress skins.... and FINALLY Enterprise gets a skin that's not prudishly modest. INSTAPURCHASE! I went to town on the Qipao skins a few months ago. I'll probably buy most of these as well. I'll buy skins for characters I don't have yet if the art is good and the in game model looks cool. (I'm so glad I bought that Taihou L2D qipao now that I have her )
It was snowing just 2 weeks ago and now it's practically a heat wave with multiple days in the 80s. I got my window air conditioners in, but the outdoor support for my big one broke when I was testing it. The window I need this AC unit in is extra wide and can't support the weight of the unit so last year I used an umbrella stand with a metal fence post with a welded pipe on the top. It worked great, but the umbrella stand just not have been good for the weight and it snapped during my test.
So I spent today making a new support brace out of wood. I used a 4x4 and some scrap 1x6s I had from deck work I did last weekend. It's working good, I just need to fill dirt under the bottom of the base boards and then place some of my huge ass rocks all over the base for extra stability. It's all pressure treated wood so it should last for years.
Probably hard to tell from the pics but that's like 40-50 pounds of wood.