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Subject: Baked Potato Martini
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: kevnbro 
Date: 11 Dec 2005 13:35:44 -0800
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 Bake large Idaho potato.
 When cool- pureeŽ with butter, sour cream, chedder cheese, bacon bits
& salt/pepper to taste.
Spoon into a warmed martini glass and garnish with fresh chives

 Enjoy!!  ;)

  Kev

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From: jake 
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:36:57 +0100
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But what about the olive?

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From: kevnbro 
Date: 11 Dec 2005 13:40:12 -0800
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jake wrote:
>But what about the olive?

Of course you can garnish with an olive! Also good- pickled onion,
pickled okra or a personal favorite that I thought was too "out there",
those little pickled corncobs.

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From: jake 
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:43:13 +0100
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kevnbro wrote:
> Of course you can garnish with an olive! Also good- pickled onion,
> pickled okra or a personal favorite that I thought was too "out there",
> those little pickled corncobs.
 
How about corncobs with one of those toothpick umbrellas to stick it 
into the glass?

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From: kevnbro 
Date: 11 Dec 2005 13:49:44 -0800
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jake wrote:
> How about corncobs with one of those toothpick umbrellas to stick it
> into the glass?

 A toothpick umbrella is a welcome addition as are those little yellow,
plastic corn cob holders to stab your garnish with.

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From: The Bubbo 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 02:07:59 GMT
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kevnbro wrote:
> Spoon into a warmed martini glass and garnish with fresh chives

Get it right, dude, this is a MASHED potato martini!!
god, what the hell is wrong with you?

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From: pennyaline 
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 19:51:35 -0700
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The Bubbo wrote:
> Get it right, dude, this is a MASHED potato martini!!
> god, what the hell is wrong with you?

It's only a mashed potato martini if you pour it into a glass. Leave it 
in its skin and it remains a bakedtini.

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From: Wayne Boatwright 
Date: 12 Dec 2005 04:06:36 +0100
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Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it kevnbro?
> Spoon into a warmed martini glass and garnish with fresh chives

What a totally STUPID idea!

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From: Bronwyn 
Date: 11 Dec 2005 21:49:21 -0800
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:
> What a totally STUPID idea!

good on you Wayne! I wasn't game to stick my neck out 

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From: aem 
Date: 11 Dec 2005 22:40:40 -0800
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Bronwyn wrote:
> good on you Wayne! I wasn't game to stick my neck out 

Okay, if you guys weren't paying attention originally, and if your
sense of humor was temporarily numbed by the loss of a pet, maybe you
might have missed that it was a joke.  But after the responses and the
riposte, it still doesn't strike you as funny?   Sheesh.    -aem

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From: King's Crown 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 07:44:43 GMT
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aem wrote:
>Okay, if you guys weren't paying attention originally, and if your
>sense of humor was temporarily numbed by the loss of a pet, maybe you
>might have missed that it was a joke.  But after the responses and the
>riposte, it still doesn't strike you as funny?   Sheesh.    -aem

I thought it had to be a joke after all the other martini alterations I've 
seen posted.  Someone decided to just go that one step further and really 
make one sound ridicules. :P

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 07:56:44 -0500
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aem wrote:
>Okay, if you guys weren't paying attention originally, and if your
>sense of humor was temporarily numbed by the loss of a pet, maybe you
>might have missed that it was a joke.  But after the responses and the
>riposte, it still doesn't strike you as funny?   Sheesh.    -aem

**(laugh)  I thought is was funny.  Guy knows how to take a beating
**with a sense of humor, doesn't he.

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From: Wayne Boatwright 
Date: 12 Dec 2005 14:20:06 +0100
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Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Nancy Young?
> **(laugh)  I thought is was funny.  Guy knows how to take a beating
> **with a sense of humor, doesn't he.

Joke or not, I didn't think it was least bit funny.  Considering the source, 
I'm not at all surprised.

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 08:45:56 -0500
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:
> Joke or not, I didn't think it was least bit funny.  Considering the source,
> I'm not at all surprised.

I guess I missed something.  nancy 

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From: Bob Myers 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 18:32:24 GMT
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:
> Joke or not, I didn't think it was least bit funny.  Considering the source,
> I'm not at all surprised.

For Wayne's next trick, he will attempt to have his sense
of humor surgically RE-installed, live and on this very stage...

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From: Wayne Boatwright 
Date: 12 Dec 2005 19:17:29 +0100
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Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Bob Myers?
> For Wayne's next trick, he will attempt to have his sense
> of humor surgically RE-installed, live and on this very stage...

Sorry, I still think it was stupid.

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From: Dan Abel 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:24:20 -0800
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:
> Joke or not, I didn't think it was least bit funny.  Considering the source, 
> I'm not at all surprised.

Some people take their martinis *way* too seriously.  He posts a 
"recipe" for a pineapple martini, and *you* know that isn't a martini, 
and *I* know it isn't either.  We post our alternative opinions.  I'm 
done with it.  He still wants to call it a martini, I have no problem.  
He wants to call it "meatloaf"?  I'll call him on it.  After that, not 
my problem.  

So say I go to this guy's house.  He wants to serve me a meatloaf. 
What's in the meatloaf?  Fresh pineapple, vanilla beans and booze.  
Aged, so the vanilla beans and pineapple release their flavors.  I'll 
take two, thanks.  Extra pineapple please.  I just *love* fresh 
pineapple.

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From: Julia Altshuler 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:27:53 -0500
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Nancy Young wrote:
> **(laugh)  I thought he was funny.  Guy knows how to take a beating
> **with a sense of humor, doesn't he.

This is twice now that, if we were taking a vote, I'd have to go with 
funny.  Please, please, don't make people start putting LOL at the end 
of every sentence to indicate humor.  I hate it when the obvious has to 
be made more obvious, and jokes aren't worth much when you have to laugh 
at them yourself to make sure everyone knows they've heard the punch line.

--Lia

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From: zxcvbob 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 10:42:14 -0600
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Julia Altshuler wrote:
> This is twice now that, if we were taking a vote, I'd have to go with 
> funny.  Please, please, don't make people start putting LOL at the end 
> of every sentence to indicate humor.  I hate it when the obvious has to 
> be made more obvious, and jokes aren't worth much when you have to laugh 
> at them yourself to make sure everyone knows they've heard the punch line.

I thought the potato martini thing was amusing.  Not every joke is 
"laugh out loud" funny, nor should they be.

Best regards,
Bob

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From: Jim[at]TTA.com
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 05:40:52 -0700
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:
>What a totally STUPID idea!

I'm with Wayne on this one. What's next Mac&Cheese?

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From: sarah bennett 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:12:54 GMT
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:
> What a totally STUPID idea!

this actually sounds like a cute idea to me. I'd put "martini" in 
quotes, though.

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From: kevnbro 
Date: 12 Dec 2005 08:36:02 -0800
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 I think i'm better now!
  It was my therapist's idea to post the baked potato martini recipe.
She said that the best way for me to get over the week-long anxiety
brought on by the "pineapple martini" fiasco was to poke fun at myself
by confronting my fears and exposing myself to even more criticism
through this rediculous post.
 She says I should be back to, "pre-pineapple martini post drink mixing
for my friends" by New Years!!

 Thanks Doc Lynn!! Kev

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From: Wayne Boatwright 
Date: 12 Dec 2005 19:17:02 +0100
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Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it kevnbro?
>  I think i'm better now!
>   It was my therapist's idea to post the baked potato martini recipe.
> She said that the best way for me to get over the week-long anxiety
> brought on by the "pineapple martini" fiasco was to poke fun at myself

Perhaps what would make you feel even better is a properly made Gin Martini!

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From: kevnbro 
Date: 12 Dec 2005 10:27:17 -0800
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Wayne wrote:
>Perhaps what would make you feel even better is a properly made Gin Martini!

 I make "properly made Gin Martini's" quite frequently actually, but my
newbie education has taught me that it would be foolish of me to say
what one is.

 It's kinda' like UFO's, Bigfoot or the Lochness Monster- the idea that
they exist is fascinating but you're in for a world of ridicule if you
say they do.  Kev

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From: Dan Abel 
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:44:24 -0800
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kevnbro wrote:
>  I think i'm better now!
>   It was my therapist's idea to post the baked potato martini recipe.

Thanks for posting this.  I just loved it!

I'm not going to do it, though.  If I did, it would be a little 
different.

I'm sorry that your feelings were hurt.  I really am.  Sometimes you 
need a little bit of a thick skin when you post to newsgroups.  I just 
had a little different concept than you did.  I expressed what I thought.

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From: The Bubbo 
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 02:39:13 GMT
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kevnbro wrote:
>  I think i'm better now!
>   It was my therapist's idea to post the baked potato martini recipe.

i thought it as just a goofy joke, hence the response about it being a MASHED
POTATO martini

(which it is, dammit)

.:Heather:.


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