| Food and Drink Board|| Crock pot recipes? - FredSecunda on 7/28/13 at 2:13 pm|
We made some good crock pot carnitas last week. Does anyone else have any good recipes for the crock pot other than the usual pot roast? Any help would be appreciated. ...
| More Sports Board|| Upcoming Braves roster decisions - FredSecunda on 5/7/13 at 7:45 am|
With McCann's return, we have already seen one interesting roster move take place with the decision to carry three catchers. There are several Braves on the DL right now, including four pitchers (Martinez, Ayala, Venters, Beachy), as well as Jason Heyward. Heyward is due back in about ten days, Beac...
| Food and Drink Board|| Ideas for a Kentucky Derby party? - FredSecunda on 4/30/13 at 8:03 am|
The wife and I are hosting a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday and I am looking for a few suggestions. I will be making mint juleps in silver cups as well as Pimm's cups for people who want something lighter.
Since it is in the afternoon, we don't want to serve a meal, but we would like some light...
| Money Talk|| Question about wife's student loans - FredSecunda on 4/10/13 at 5:36 am|
My wife is a medical resident in year two of a four year program. In medical school she took out roughly $60,000 in student loans which are currently in forbearance (interest is rolling at 6.8%) but payments aren't due until she gets out of residency and starts making real money. We chose to go this...
| Food and Drink Board|| Looking for a French Quarter Restaurant Recommendation - FredSecunda on 4/8/13 at 1:20 pm|
My wife and I decided to take an impromptu trip to New Orleans this weekend. We will be staying in the French Quarter. I understand it is French Quarter fest this weekend so this will be taken into consideration.
We're looking for a restaurant recommendation for Friday night. Some place where we...
| Food and Drink Board|| My Little Village Review - FredSecunda on 3/24/13 at 6:17 pm|
I went to The Little Village this weekend for the first time in over a year. My wife and I used to love this place at the old location with the slanted floor, but we've only been once to the new location. I was shocked at how much this place had gone downhill.
Drinks - we went at 7:30 on Friday ...
| Tiger Rant|| A Lesson in Football Player Pronunciation - FredSecunda on 3/18/13 at 10:01 am|
When discussing LSU football, it is fundamentally important that one knows how to properly pronounce player names. Would someone with knowledge of the situation please educate me on proper pronunciation of the following names:
| Tiger Rant|| How long until Ryan Clark joins the LSU staff? - FredSecunda on 3/4/13 at 7:53 am|
I'll set the over/under at 2.5 years. I say under. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cooking a pork roast - FredSecunda on 3/4/13 at 5:34 am|
I usually always go for the pork tenderloin at the store, but the small pork roasts were on sale so I bought one. What is the best way to cook this thing? Should I grill it? Or should I sear it on all sides in my Le Creuset and roast it in the oven with some veggies?
Any help would be appreciate...
| Food and Drink Board|| Anniversary dinner suggestions - FredSecunda on 2/18/13 at 11:00 am|
My wife and I are celebrating our anniversary tomorrow night and I would like to cook her something special. I think red meat is a necessity. One idea I had is filet Oscar style (crab meat, asparagus and Bearnaise).
Any other ideas on what to cook? Thanks in advance!...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Any chance LSU signs a surprise running back? - FredSecunda on 2/3/13 at 10:38 am|
I could see this happening in light of our decreased depth at running back with Ware and Ford gone, and with Magee making the switch to WR. We all know LSU planned to not take a RB is the hopes of going all in for Leonard Fournette. This was a good plan if we had a stable of running backs returning....
| Food and Drink Board|| Frying some oysters today - FredSecunda on 2/3/13 at 9:15 am|
Buttermilk and cornmeal dredge, fried in peanut oil, with fresh French bread for po boys. How do I post pics?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Almost Famous is on HBO - FredSecunda on 2/3/13 at 9:13 am|
In my opinion, this movie has not held up well over time. I guess it came out when I was younger and at the time, I loved it. Now it just seems pretentious and none of the characters are very likable, except for the main character kid. Though maybe that is the point and they are not supposed to be l...
| Food and Drink Board|| Is this chili safe to eat? - FredSecunda on 1/15/13 at 12:49 pm|
Made a huge pot of chili last night. Wife worked the night shift and got home at 7:30. For the chili out of the fridge and fixed herself a bowl. I got home for lunch at around 11 and the chili was sitting in the pot on the counter. It's been out for almost four hours......is it safe to eat, or is th...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cooking Chinese food - FredSecunda on 1/13/13 at 5:30 pm|
What types of Chinese/Asian food do younlike to cook? I never mess with chicken such as General Tso's because it seems like too much trouble. I typically stick with beef bulgogi or cashew chicken, and fried rice. What are some other good Chinese foods to cook that aren't difficult?...
| Tiger Rant|| Who will wear #18 next year? - FredSecunda on 1/13/13 at 3:57 pm|
Has LSU determined which player will wear #18 next year? My money is on Alfred Blue or Craig Loston. Any chance Mettenberger gets it?...
| More Sports Board|| Alex Smith and Matt Flynn - FredSecunda on 1/13/13 at 3:36 pm|
Is it safe to assume both of these guys will be traded in the offseason? If so, where will these guys end up? I can see the Chiefs trading for Smith and the Jaguars trading for Flynn. The Jets also make sense for both, but they will take a huge cap hit by cutting Sanchez....
| Tiger Rant|| Breakout freshman? - FredSecunda on 1/13/13 at 9:01 am|
Jeremy Hill was obviously our best freshman to see the field last year. Of the incoming crop, who do you think will have the greatest impact? My vote goes to DeSean Smith. I think he will be a top red zone target because of his size and athleticism.
On the defensive side of the ball, I think Tre...
| Food and Drink Board|| Tipping a friend who is a bartender - FredSecunda on 1/12/13 at 11:06 am|
I have a friend who is a bartender at a very nice restaurant. The wife and I went to dinner and ate at the bar, as it is more low key there and we can visit with our friend and people watch. When the bill came, my friend basically comped us all our drinks and only charged us for food. All the drinks...
| O-T Lounge|| Fat Lady on Welfare Buys BCS Ticket - FredSecunda on 1/8/13 at 8:17 am|
My wife works at a hospital in Birmingham that offers free care to those who cant afford it and don't have insurance. One of her patients came in yesterday for a procedure and she was bragging about how she bought her husband BCS tickets, even though she can't afford health insurance. Just in case y...