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Blue Cultist

“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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  • 13 weeks
    My birthday once again

    Its that time again. Spent it at the BMV renewing my license, came home, made myself a cake and that's it. My sister tried to make me a cake but her 9 year old kid decided to smack the top of it with his hand after he came in from playing with their hens. He left a brown hand print in the frosting.

    I appreciated the gesture, but I declined a slice of her cake.

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  • 16 weeks
    8 years...

    Hard to believe, but I've been writing Lord Barleycorn for a little over 8 years.

    Doing this I feel I have improved my writing chops, but damn. Does that number feel like forever to toil on one story. the past 2 years have not been kind to me, and I feel if I had knuckled under and really hammered my keyboard I could have finished it sooner.

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  • 20 weeks
    May have a short chapter sooner than I expected

    I have about 3 pages of Applejack talking to one other character. I didn't intend on it to run so long but this one's been pretty entertaining. Been listening to audio books again and its influencing how I'm writing. Considering the amount of bullet points I have to touch I may have to break up the chapter I intended to write into two or three anyway. its quite a list of things. Honestly, can't

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  • 23 weeks
    Next chapter entering editing phase

    Proof I'm not being lazy.

    Lord Barleycorn chapter 44: "Paisley, stripes, and polka dots…" is now in the editing phase, so expect a chapter soon.

    3 comments · 126 views
  • 23 weeks
    Had a story idea

    I can't exactly write this at the moment since I have Lord Barleycorn to work on, but I thought I'd put this down. Maybe someone else could pick it up.

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Happy Thanksgiving! · 3:51pm Nov 28th, 2019

Just throwing this out: wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for 6 whole years on this site and getting a chance to meet a lot of great people. :pinkiehappy:

Report Blue Cultist · 110 views · #Thanksgiving
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Happy turkey day, you strange colonial heretic! :pinkiecrazy:

:pinkiecrazy: Thank you, you limey tea-drinker.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm going to introduce thanksgiving to my fellow german co-worker while I work here in Germany, apparently, they don't celebrate thanksgiving in Germany.

Blasphemy. :pinkiegasp:
I can share some of my family's recipes here if you wish. My grandmother's cranberry salad and her sweet potato casserole are amazing.

((I cooked both of those plus pecan pie, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole for our dinner))

Merry turkey ascension day, hope you and every one are doing OK.
Im thankful for the creativity of people that have brought happiness and smiles to this world.

May your hearths be warm and your bellies full.

May the same come to you, dear friend =3

Limey? Tea?! I throw my lutefisk in your general direction, sir! (Because god knows I don't want to eat it.)

Lutefisk? one of the few Nord foods I would try. Just keep that salty candy away from me. (swede friend sent me a bunch of it once. Gave it away on halloween. :trollestia: )

Oh yes, please! Because of work schedule, I am going to have another thanksgiving for the people that missed the first one, this Tuesday. So it would be perfect to try out some new recipes too.

Cranberry Salad
- 1 package of lemon Jello
- 1 cup of pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 cup sugar
Stir and set this aside.
Grind in a food processor until all ingredients are pencil eraser size:
- 1/2 of a 12 oz bag of cranberries. (frozen or fresh)
- 1 can of crushed pineapple (drained)
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup crushed Pecans
Mix together and let set.
Corn casserole
1 can cream corn
1 can whole kernel corn
4 Tbs sugar
4 Tbs flour
4 Tbs butter
4 eggs
1 cup cheddar cheese
stir and cook 1 hour at 325 degrees
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 1/2 to 4 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 Tablespoons buttermilk or milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
For the topping:
1/3 cup flour
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, packed
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a casserole dish (about 2½ quart size)
Combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, 2 tablespoons of buttermilk or milk and melted butter in a medium bowl using an electric mixer or by hand. Add additional buttermilk if needed (you will use between 2-4 tablespoons)
Pour into your casserole dish.
Bake at for 25-30 minutes. (Or if you want to make this dish ahead of time, cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Take it out and bake uncovered.)
While it is baking, make the topping. Combine the flour, pecans, butter and brown sugar in a small bowl. When the casserole is done baking remove from oven and sprinkle topping over the top. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. You want a lightly browned, crunchy top.
All courtesy of my late grandma.

Thank you so much, I will definitely try some out of these out. I will probably take some picture too for you :pinkiehappy:

Your grandmother was a champion. Those recipes look delightful.

My grandmother would feed anyone who came to her door. Thanksgiving looked like she had invited half the people on our street, and one year despite all our protesting she cooked the entire meal on a broken leg at the age of 88. Doctors said she had the body of a 40 year old. She's where I learned to cook.

Ah, that'd be nice. I just hope you like them.

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