What is everyone having to enjoy this evening? I'm still rolling through my Molson Canadians.
What are you watching?
BIG question: Kraft Mac and Cheese or Velveeta?
Kraft guy, here.
Newcastle Blonde Bombshell
Anderson Cooper's Missing Children Special
Touching my tooter
You should add the velveeta to the Kraft after mixing.
The girlfriend pitched her team to a conference tournament championship and will be pitching in the NCAA Division 1 Softball Tournament at a location TBD. Unbelievably happy for her (and the other girls, most of whom are friends), and am running out to get enough champagne for whoever is stopping by tonight. I am going to drink until the last bottle is gone, and it will all taste sweet.
Also, Velveeta, but I do love me some Kraft spirals.
I'd expect that with Velveeta or Spongebob or something, but spirals?
I've only seen a video of them all jumping in the hotel pool and them posting pictures with individual medals, and a lot of all caps stuff has edged out the other messages on my phone, but I'll see what I can do.
Selection Sunday is tomorrow, so we're waiting to see where they're placed. Ann Arbor would be great because it's close and I can stay with family instead of getting a hotel, but it'd be a strange feeling come game time.
with no makeup (unless you count eye black) would do its toll on even Jennie Finch, but here's a picture with the banner and trophy.
And yeah, I met her when a high school friend went there to play and now I'm here taking graduate classes and training/rehabbing my knee, living the dream with her. Great group of young ladies and she's the greatest among them.
Congratulations to the Mastodons of IPFW. I come home from work and we have a new DL commit and a great new recording of The Rite Of Spring - for saxophones and percussion - available for FREE online!
And for the drinking part of the drinking thread: Corona 24oz cans. Hecho en Mexico.
Wife is at a bachelorette party, which means scotch and FIFA all night for me!
and coke. And Kraft spirals.
my promotion, which I start on Monday.
Atwater Brewery Vanilla Java Porter, Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, and an assortment of Dog Fish Head Brews
That left hand nitro is impressive.
I am drinking some Angry Orchard hard cider at the moment - it is pretty good actually. It has a taste reminiscent of Mott's cider, so perhaps this is what it should have been. Downing this while watching the Tigers.
When it comes to macaroni and cheese, I am definitely a Kraft person, although I will admit to adding a pinch of basil and a teaspoon of olive oil for flair.
My last few bottles of Oberon, followed by some Southern Tier double IPA.
Velveeta for me.
Wife bought some premixed Long Islands. Better than I expected. Gets ya feeling pretty nice quickly
Must have been extremely low to start...
I've never tried the premixed variety before so I wasn't sure what to expect. I know how they are when you order them at a bar. Thought they might be a little less lethal. Boy I was wrong!
Then? I'm thinking maybe Ardmore, A we dram, yeah. Or perhaps I will try to mix a gin flip. No cream, but I can make a passable one with some condensed milk.
I have a bottle of Founders Doom and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace in the fridge, but no one wants to join me and it hasnt been rough enough for me to drink an entire bomber, so I think I am going to either drink some Double Trouble or Nugget Nectar.
Edit: Kraft for sure, but I think stouffers is still my favorite non made from scratch.
Doom is great from a bottle but let it warm to around 45 before you drink it. If you don't let it warm its a little overwhelming with the vanilla and you miss the hopiness of the double trouble. Its also far better on tap. I've had 3 bottles, have a few I'm storing and have had it on tap once.
is a terrible thing. It should not be celebrated.
Did someone say celebrate?
Belvedere & a couple Red Stripes. Classy combo
Drinking a homebrew: the White House Honey Porter recipe brewed for the innauguration
Kraft mac and cheese, but I prefer a traditional southern baked mac and cheese.
Went out for Italian for dinner so started with a glass of chianti, had some port with dessert, and continuing with some port at home. Good times.
Chilling with my father in-law and others to some loud ass (migraine inducing) Nicaraguan music. food is incredible though. Cheap beer and liquor is plentiful. Feeling good. Would kill for some craft beer but meh...Family. What ya going to do?!?!
Nothing wrong with a good Canadian beer. Moosehead for me tonight
Short's Huma Lupa Licious
I wish short's distributed down south.
20/20 for me
Whoa... Good luck
Hate to say it, but I am with your kids on this one. Which is why I have deemed myself at least 5 years away from being ready for parenthood.
The one review of that recipe is well worth the read
""I've eat quite a bit of coon in my life, but this here recipe on this innernet hickey is real good. I spotlighted me a extry big coon and it took some doing to git it out of the dang tree even with three beagles but one beagle can't see out of his left eye too good cause of chasin a possum in a briar patch and didn't mind me when I kept hollerin at him to get back here. So I guess he got what he had comin but I still hate it for him. The coon was bigger than most and a old one so I let him soak in salt water overnight then boiled him to soften him up and didn't have no sweet taters so I used white taters and a few extry like I say cause he was so big and all. I put him on the barby like they say down there in Australier and let him cook real slow and damn he was tasty. He was so tender and good one of them PETER folks would set aside their veginarian ways for a minute and enjoy theirselves real good. Well the youngun wants her webtv back so I better git off here. God bless the CSA. Or USA. Hell, God bless em both.
Brinking some nice bourbon my brother got me. Might drink a Crooked Tree IPA after.
Nink Drelly beer!
I'm sitting in my hotel room in Vermont waiting for my cousin to come pick me up. So I don't know what I'll be drinking and I don't know where, but I'll be enjoying it regardless.
Since Vermont and all, it might just end up being a Magic Hat. I'll be disappointed if that shit's not on tap everywhere.
I spent a long weekend at a B'n'B in Vermont a couple summers back. It was amazing. That trip left me with a lasting love of Vermont that I feel for very few places. It's beautiful country, in which the only thing that doesn't come in maple flavor is cheese.
New Hampshire, on the other hand, can go fuck itself.
Live free or die! What an odd state motto.
With a little work the cheese thing could probably happen too.
And I'm out. Cousin knocking at the door. Updates on Vermont perhaps in tomorrow's drinkin' thread.
P.S. On my drive in here from Burlington you can really see why they call these the Green Mountains. Lovely.
At dinner one night, we had maple-infused butter (not maple butter, that's different). It was the most amazing thing I've ever had.
The lesson here: anything can be made to taste like maple, and it will always be an improvement.
especially with orange juice.
Crown + OJ + maple, you say? Welp, I guess tomorrow's breakfast has been planned.
They bottle sugar water? Really?
Especially stupid because it was for making Old Fashioned's, where you really can just use a small sugar cube and a few drops of water. That was just after my 21st though; I bought a whole bunch of weird shit I wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
They bottle water.
I'm hoping Alchemist Heady Topper or perhaps some Hill Farmstead
Pouilly Fumé and Beaujolais with grilled lamb chops. It's finally wam enough to be outdoors in the evening in Colorado high country!
Just finished a Beam and Coke Zero, watching Futurama. Probably about to watch John Dies At The End and drink another Beam and Coke Zero.
And I'd go with Annie's mac'n'cheese, personally.
Update: I went with Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior, instead.
Update 2: I've been watching this movie for almost a full 20 minutes, and no one has gotten kicked yet! Face, chest, even ass, doesn't matter. Someone better get kicked soon.
Just cracked my first beer then moving to some cape cods
Update 3: Nevermind, the very next scene was the main character following someone to some kind of underground fighting club. I think someone's about to get kicked real good!
Update 4: Ting totally just knocked Ali out with a single kick. This movie kind of just makes me want to watch Bloodsport.
Update 5: Bloodsport isn't available on Netlix Instant; thankfully Netflix automatically recommends a selection of other "Van Damme in secret international fighting tournament" movies that are available.
Update 6: Ting just did a crazy flying knee-kick to some guy's face, propelling them both through a second story window! This movie is all knees and elbows to heads.
"...is all knees and elbows to heads."
Kinda like the Bulls' strategy against the Heat.
I haven't seen any of the NBA playoffs, but I have gathered that the Bulls seem to be utilizing a very Probertian style of play.
For the past week, I've had to work in midtown Manhattan, and have had to use the Penn Station subway station to get home (it's located below Madison Square Garden). Between the Knicks and the Rangers, I have had to fight through some unpleasant crowds to get home, and consequently have developed a healthy hatred for most New York sports fans.
Update 7: Ting just got beat up by some guy at some Muay Thai tournament. All I could think about was how cool that scene in Kickboxer is, when the guy dips his hands in hot glue and broken glass. I had no idea that I liked Van Damme this much.
Drinking update: I have switched from Beam and Coke Zero to Narragansett beer.
Update 8: After kicking someone in the face with (literally) flaming legs, Ting did another flying knee-kick right into some dudes head, knocking him off his motorcycle. Side note, Thailand looks really sweaty.
Update 9: Two guys riding one motorcycle looks really silly.
Update 10: Ting, in stoic manly fashion, just used his forearms to stop a man from cutting off his head with one of those big old-timey, two-person saws they used to use to cut down trees. Again, it just reminded me of that Van Damme scene when he kicks the tree down with his shins. I think that was in Kickboxer. (As I was typing this, Ting appeared to severe a man's leg using his groin.)
Update 11: Ting's doughy screw-up of a partner just triumphantly knocked an old man out of a wheelchair with a 2x4. Followed by Ting double knee dropping a guy through the floor.
Update 12: Last comment about Ong Bak. Apparently, Steven Seagal was so impressed by the movie, that he wanted his company to distribute it stateside. Of course, he wanted to film extra scenes featuring himself as the man who teaches Ting martial arts to include in the American release. For better or worse, that plan did not appear to pan out.
Watching the Tigers game. Drinking some Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and some Bell's Oberon.
Kraft Mac and Cheese for me. Especially if it's in the little microwavable cups.
Drinking nice cold bottle of water. It's humid as hell down here today in SW Florida. I'm not a drinker. Prefer glass of unsweetened tea.
Oberon, watching the tigers and Big Bang theory during commercials, and velveeta for sure
Had a crown and diet pepsi while watching guilt trip. Now watching the tigers game.
Cigar City Maduro Brown for me.
Kraft big time
Drinking some Sweet Water Lowryeder IPA. It's not too bad and I go for the Velveeta shells and cheese for sure.
Sipping some bourbon and relaxing after finally getting our 10 week old down for bed. Our 2 and a half year old is fighting sleep as well.
I vote homemade Mac n cheese. There really is no comparison. If I had to choose one I'd say velveeta. If I'm backpacking I'd go with easy Mac,
I'm heading to Tawas Bay for Memorial Day weekend. Staying at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort. Other than Bikinis, anything we "have" to do while there? I'm deathly allergic to shellfish and we both like to drink.
Go to the state park. Awesome beach, although the water will still be too cold to swim in.
Well, after that deflating ending-inning double play, I decided to make a mint julep with the leftover fresh mint from last weekend. Turn it up!
A big hat?
Bud Light Lime...don't judge me.
Drinking some Carlsberg beer. Its my favorite beer of all time. Eating some cold shrimp with it makes it a bonus.
Shrimp only goes with white wine.
My shrimp levels are low.
Watching some NBA and NHL playoffs (so close NYI!) while drinking some ice cold water. And for my first time watching the NBA in a loooooong time, I can say that Trey Burke will fit in just fine in this league. Yeah he'll need to work on his defensive effort (especially if he is in the playoffs), but everything else about his game should translate into the NBA just fine.
Pride 2010 merlot. A little young, I think, but it's the wife's favorite, and this being Mother's Day weekend...
Annie's Mac & cheese for me- it's the kids' favorite.
Until the Red Wings or last Canadian team gets knocked out of the playoffs, this is my nightly drink.
It's the best "cheap" beer at the class six. Just revamped my budget and realized killing bottle upon bottle of Rouge wasn't in it.
I had some of that the other day. I was pretty impressed for "cheap" beer.
Best "lite" beer. IMHO
And Captain and diet. Ole stand bye.
Separately. Lol. Of course
Cuervo reserve neat. Its no Herradura, but its doing just fine for me tonight.
Just ran out of red bull. Just mixed Vodka, the last splash of Red Bull, and Lemon-Lime Gatorade. I've had worse...
I'm obsessing about how RCMB is going to react to my consuming all of their beer.
Sadly I'm at work and drinking a cup of coffee.
Also, I vote Kraft. Though really, I'd much rather make my own mac.
Anchor steam, watching red dawn (remake) for the first time. WOLVERINE!!!!!!!!
Who the hell downvotes a drinking thread???
Moms disappointed in our behavior?
What if I learned mine from her?
A Negative Nancy ! That's Who !
First time seeing this on the shelves, so what the hell. A beer and a half in, and my verdict is still out...not sure what I think just yet. Anyone else had this one?
I almost got the Hopology variety 6 pack but I can't remember if it was in it. I'll have to look for it next time.
I'd definitely have picked up the Hopology mixer, had I seen it.
This ain't bad. It uses apricot -- maybe a tad of grapefruit & orange, too -- to give the IPA a nice bite at the end.
Dortmunder Gold, and some league of legends.
Me and my Girlfriend had some Mojitos at this great Cuban joint !!!!!
Modelo and Elks blood bombs for this guy
Dont know if its been discussed, but I bought Captain's new Black. Its actually extremely tasty for those who care.
Kraft if those are the options, and it's not even a decision process
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and a Padro 1964 Anniversary Series Cigar with my friend who's moving to Northern Michigan for the Summer...
Was a nice night, but truly felt like the end of my childhood... fuggg
I've always wanted to smoke a cigar but have been to chicken to do it. I've been married and had two kids and no cigar. I don't smoke cigarettes so that may have something to do with it but I would try one given the chance. Maybe when Michigan wins the National Title!
If I must choose between the two, I'll take Kraft, just because the amount of cheesiness with Velveeta can really start getting annoying after a bit. However, I prefer my own homemade baked mac n cheese: Egg noodles mixed with heavy cream and shredded fontina, poured in a casserole dish with a layer of sliced havarti in the middle, topped with parmesan cheese (the real stuff) and italian breadcrumbs, then baked til melty and golden brown on top. Nothing beats it.
I'm drunk as hell and that sounds tasty. Can you come to my house and cook it for me?
Random Saturday night tidbit:
Shane Morris will wear number 7 at Michigan. Following in the footsteps of Rick Leach, Drew Henson, and Chad Henne, among others.