One more different note…

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-Educating the masses on blogging.-

Some call it ‘cooperation.’ Some call it ‘synergy.’ Whatever you call it, (my vote is for ‘mutual stupenditude’) the beautiful minds behind both this blog and plain maintain teamed up and occupied a corner of the local Barnes & Noble in an effort to spread the great, gooey gospel of blogging to the masses. It was a mission of love. An unstoppable desire to share. The bold first step in motivating the greater public to share information freely, publicly, and to help fulfill a requirement for our final project.

We got kicked out.

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On a bit different note…

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It's true! Look at him carry stuff!

While this blog is undeniably about cooking, and food in general, that doesn’t mean that we can’t take a post or two out of our day to broach other topics.

One topic that directly affects this blog, as well as the entire internet is of a political, acronym…ical nature. I’m referring, of course, to SOPA.

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T-Day Preparation – Cranberry Sauce

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Looks harder than it is.

So. You’re tasked with helping prepare the Thanksgiving meal for your family/dorm/prison block. What dish do you immediately volunteer to make?

Answer: Cranberry sauce. Why? Because it’s pathetically easy, and looks awesome. In other words, it’s your perfect contribution piece to a large meal.

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A Day Off.

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No cooking was involved in this meal.

The dinosaur meat was delicious.

You know the times when you just don’t feel like cooking? The times when you’ve got a headache, you need to wake up early the next morning, or you just don’t feel ‘up for it’ right now.

Odd implied metaphors aside, tonight was one of those nights for me. I had a lot of other work to do, my mind was elsewhere, and I just flat-out-didn’t-want-to-spend-my-evening-cooking.

Thank heavens for dinosaur nuggets.

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Keith McHenry ‘Food Not Bombs’ DC Occupy Protest Interview

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A little over a month ago, a ‘LWaMP’ staff member (that’s right-we’re using the acronym, deal with it) got the chance to visit the ‘Occupation Protests’ in Washington DC, and came away with an interview with a very interesting individual whose job directly related to the mission of ‘Life Without a Meal Plan;’ that is, eating cheaply and healthy.

The audio quality is a little poor, but serves as a nice reminder that you’re watching a video post on a blog. Not ’60 Minutes.’

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Quickly, Dear Reader! Answer This!

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The plane is on fire, and the pilot has taken the last parachute! You’ve got a splitting headache, and you’re not sure how you got here, but your high-school geography tells you that judging by the distant mountains, you’re near the Alps.

A guttural rumble shudders the crippled passenger jet, and you glance back to examine the noise. From out of the dark, a toothy, scaly face lumbers toward you-there is a T-Rex aboard!

Your phone buzzes in your pocket. The ID says ‘G. Keillor.’  It all rushes back to you-he’s calling you about the job you applied for with a popular NPR weekly program! The T-Rex walks forward, curious at the buzzing item in your pocket.

…wouldn’t this be a good time to fill out a poll?

Saturday Supper for 8 Pt III: Potatoes, Mashed.

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Potatoes.

Brown, round vegetables.

Throughout this supper preparation, I’ve had ups (the ribs) and I’ve had definite downs (the cheese strata). However, I’m happy to report that the last dish ended the evening on a fairly high note, as it is impossible to screw up.* I’m talking, of course, about mashed potatoes.

*If you follow the directions given, and don’t set fire to your kitchen.

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