The PieDiva/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour

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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 10:49:55 (permalink)
Either your camera suddenly developed water spots for only one photo, or MFL & Co. are haunted...I see at least 13 orbs in that pic. 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 10:55:01 (permalink)
It wouldn't be a RoadFood Eat & Greet without a surprise stop.  Out proximity to Gilles Frozen Custard Stand made it an obvious last stop of the day.

 
Spiral bacon?

 
Those Things?

 
Those things!!!

 
I hope Buddy Roadhouse enjoyed those quarts of frozen custard his family bought for him.  Mmmmmmmmmmmm, Smores!!!

 
That's a wrap.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 11:44:01 (permalink)
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"Pop"?!

I grew up West of the Subcontinental Divide.
" /> Sheriff Joe will be the first to tell you that ignorance of our laws is no excuse.
"Pop" is someone you ask to borrow the family car.
 
What a fun time.
My 87 year old mom (yes, 87!!!) loved it and the company.

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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 14:08:26 (permalink)
Yeah, that custard was fant--wait, what?  Custard?  Quarts? Family?
 
Hey, it was enough that you all had a good time while I was slaving away at work.  Plus, those pastries from LaReve did make it home and they were a fine pre-lunch treat.
 
Nice pix.  Glad you all enjoyed yourselves.  See you at Ilija's!  Really--31 people?
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 14:20:29 (permalink)
Nope.  32 is the latest count for the 12th of December.
 
Did the blood sausage make it to Buddy?
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 14:31:29 (permalink)
"My 87 year old mom (yes, 87!!!)" 
You mean that wasn't your younger sister?
 
"Either your camera suddenly developed water spots for only one photo, or MFL & Co. are haunted...I see at least 13 orbs in that pic."
More likely it was camera flash from the paparazzi.
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 14:46:46 (permalink)
Didn't nuthin' make it to BuddyRoadhouse except those two pastries from LaReve!
 
And if you thought you were going to scare me with "blood sausage", I got bad news for you buckaroo--we ate that stuff every freakin' morning for two weeks at various B&Bs up and down the west coast of Ireland.  Also, white sausages which were similar to miniature haggis.  Actually not bad, not bad at all.
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 18:58:31 (permalink)
BR - No thought of scaring you with the sausage, I was pretty sure that you ain't afraid of no wurst.  I couldn't pass it up at $1 apiece.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/08 08:49:39 (permalink)
JRPfeff
 
The wood-fired pizza oven at Piccola.


 
You sure this isn't a photo of a Pizza Hut kitchen?
 
I would've loved to have participated but unfortunately circumstances dictated otherwise.  I'm definitely going to try to work in a visit to Pizzeria Piccola after a ballgame next summer.
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/08 14:12:27 (permalink)
Everything looks awesome, and it looked like evyone had a great time.
So sorry we (I) couldn't make it.
We will look forward to being 2/32 of the crown at Ilija's
I have a special "bon Voyage" gift for you...
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/10 07:09:25 (permalink)
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Well first Jim, it was worth every penny you paid for it.
Like Buddy, I've had black puddin' at many an Irish breakfast.
I've also sampled many variations of Czarnina, the Polish duck's blood soup.
I also know why kids don't beg their mom for bloodwurst sandwiches for their school lunch and why Campbells doesn't sell blood soup.
It's a texture mouth feel  thing. That and the extreme riichness of the product, coupled with not having grown up with it as a kid. The Usingers Thueringer blood summer also has somewhat unusual, at least to me, seasonings.
I'm eating and I'll finish it but I've got my sandwichs slathered with pickled hot peppers to cut that richness.
Thanks Jim. I'm going to miss your wicked sense of humor.
(I'm not a suelze or headcheese fancier either; texture again)
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/10 22:53:49 (permalink)
irisarbor

Everything looks awesome, and it looked like evyone had a great time.
So sorry we (I) couldn't make it.
We will look forward to being 2/32 of the crown at Ilija's
I have a special "bon Voyage" gift for you...


If the gift does not include blood sausage we will not be disappointed.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/10 23:51:12 (permalink)
I wish I could've joined you all on the Milwaukee tour, but was occupied in that large metropolis to the south. However, yesterday I made it to Piccolo for dinner and enjoyed their pizza with chicken sausage, shaved celery, gorgonzola, provolone, and pine nuts. Such delicious, fresh flavors: thanks for the recommendation.  And afterwards I couldn't resist--I walked over to Le Reve for a few macarons. No individual pumpkin macarons were available, but I enjoyed one each of pistachio, peanut, and raspberry.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/14 12:39:37 (permalink)
Well, apparently there was some kind of mis-communication, which I am still not clear on, and yes, JRPfeff did indeed send down a hunk of Blood Sausage which has magically made its way into my home this Sunday morning during a brief visit from abe_froeman and Mr. Maki.
 
So, a big thank you to JRP and the Pie Diva for their thoughtful gift.  I'll get around to digging into it ASAP.
 
Thanks again,
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/15 00:01:07 (permalink)
I didn't know we had the blood sausage; Mr. Maki didn't know that I didn't know and he put the sausage away last weekend.  I went into the fridge drawer last night to make a summer sausage sandwich and found the blood sausage. 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/01/31 19:14:43 (permalink)
So what and when is the next stop on the tour?
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/01 18:16:26 (permalink)
At this point it looks like we'll have to wait until after the thaw...
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/01 22:44:42 (permalink)
I dunno, I did get an email from Kopp's saying two of my favorite flavors will be up tomorrow...how bad could it be?
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/01 23:24:54 (permalink)
I just tried to drive to work at 9p.m, almost ended up in the ditch twice, and literally couldnt see the road.Turned around and called in-they were prepared for that possibility. It is BAD out there, folks.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 01:46:14 (permalink)
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I dunno, I did get an email from Kopp's saying two of my favorite flavors will be up tomorrow...how bad could it be?

How about your worst driving nightmare times twelve.  
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 10:02:17 (permalink)
We closed my business for the first time ever!  Been over there twice, 9 foot drifts, getting bobcats and an end loader in this afternoon.  While roads were pretty good at 6am, they have re-drifted and are now virtually impassable except in 4-wheel drive.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 20:08:00 (permalink)
The local news interviewed a woman on the street from Siberia, and she said no storm she saw there was as bad as this. 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 21:12:25 (permalink)
It was brutal today, only 34 on the way to work.  Darn glad I didn't miss my flight yesterday.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 21:43:50 (permalink)
I was going to check my house for scorpions but then remembered we don't have any in Wisconsin.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 22:36:36 (permalink)
I just bought a scorpion alarm for the house...are you saying I wasted my money?
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 22:56:37 (permalink)
They sell scorpion lights here.  No kidding.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 23:57:29 (permalink)
I had a hard time believing you until I Googled it and came up with this:
http://scorpionblacklight.com/
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/03 01:46:25 (permalink)
I've lived out here for 11 years now and haven't seen any Scorpions but know people who have had them. The Pest Control people usually spray for them during their monthly visits. Most areas that have them are the newer subdivisions as the housing expands outward and the soil gets stirred up.
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/03 09:21:39 (permalink)
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I was going to check my house for scorpions but then remembered we don't have any in Wisconsin.

 
Sure we do, but you're more likely to find them in the garage.
 
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Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/03 11:46:02 (permalink)
From the black light website:  "Since one scorpion can have over 100 babies it is important to actively detect them at night regularly."
 
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