Remember, remember the Fifth of November; mostly because it’s the anniversary of Glory Mole’s first haring… 😂

Today I intended to compare and contrast the vegetarian Toad in the Hole that I made last night to the carnivorous one I made nearly thirteen years ago. However, given that I failed to use the same recipe, save the sausages of course, and, I was too embarrassed by the appearance of the one I created last night, no comparison will be made. Both versions have their merits, and I will continue to work on a vegetarian variety.

I have also started to investigate how to create my own vegetarian sausages. Though, I have to admit that some of the commercially-available sausages are pretty damn good.

And finally, I made a powerfully-flavorable red wine reduction sauce with mushrooms that would be suitable to cover any sort of steak or fake steak.

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15 Responses to 2019-11-05

  1. Steve says:

    Vegetarian sausage? Inconceivable.

    I told Debbie last night I was going to die from gout. “Things to avoid- beer, vodka and grain whisky, red meat and pork, shrimp and shellfish”. So long, cruel world.

    A half hour on the trainer spent watching Outlander. I’m working my way up to being able to stand riding for a full episode.


    • I hear you my friend, but keep fighting the good fight. I have to admit, watching (mostly) YouTube channels create vegetarian/vegan versions of the foods I have eaten my whole life has been interesting, and sparking my creativity.

      I need to start exercising daily now that my ankle is a little closer to “right”.

    • Bonnie says:


  2. Bonnie says:

    I can’t believe that was a year ago! 😮

  3. HamWithCam says:


    Beer by…the end of the year.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

  4. Bonnie says:

    I also can’t believe that we’ve been friends for 2 years, Paulie! We’ve crammed in a lot of fun during that time. 😁

  5. barb says:

    How you remember what you cooked 13 years ago is amazing, I can’t remember what I had for dinner last night sometimes.

    Steve – I am with you on the gout thing, the limits it puts on food (& drinks) is depressing. Is it for sure you have it?

    • I was taking Instagram-quality photos long before Instagram, and posting them to Flickr. 😂 I remembered making Toad in the Hole once in the last twenty years and found my photo which told me the day I made it. 🙄

    • Steve says:

      The blood test for uric acid has a range from 3 something to 8.7- I’m at 8.1!! The podiatrist hasn’t responded yet, but I think it’s a given. The night before the test, we had sushi, so maybe I was a little higher than normal, but still.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Thanks for asking Paulie that question, Barb. I know his brain works in mysterious ways, but still… 😂😂😂😉😉😉

      • I don’t like to brag but some people have called me half of an idiot savant… 😉

        I don’t know if the site is slow for everyone else, but if so, I’m sorry since there is nothing I can do about it at this time.

        • ITP Lurker says:

          More than just your site has been behaving odd today, my conspiracy theory is the Russians are using up our bandwidth trying to affect today’s elections.

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