Claycord – Talk About Whatever

November 20, 2020 19:05 pm · 77 comments


Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

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wave November 20, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Wave First ???

Cowellian November 20, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Cowellian’s first

Dr. Jellyfinger November 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Cure for Covid 19!

Well, maybe not a cure…. but forget about it for awhile anyway.

Ricardoh November 20, 2020 at 10:41 PM

Nice try.

Gittyup November 21, 2020 at 5:54 AM

Seriously? What are they 12?

anon November 20, 2020 at 8:27 PM

Concord Police, Fire Department and a Hazmat team are on scene at a drug lab on Encima Dr. in Concord. The drug lab has highly flammable material that is used in making the illegal drug.

Fuma November 21, 2020 at 4:51 AM

No it doesn’t.
It only has baking soda and chopped up carrots.

Ranchgirl November 22, 2020 at 6:34 PM

Thanks. We’re in the area and wondered WTH was going on.

Roz November 20, 2020 at 8:37 PM

Just want to say hope all of you have a nice Thanksgiving next week.
It well be different, and wish blessings of health to everyone..

Dawg November 20, 2020 at 10:09 PM

Thank you Roz, here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Cyn November 21, 2020 at 5:29 PM

That’s nice, Roz; and the same to you. 🙂

Mary Fouts November 20, 2020 at 8:55 PM

Thanksgiving – What is everyone making for Thanksgiving dinner? Our dinner will be same as always for us. Me, Jim, and dogs Sid and Lexi. Easy making. We’ll eat about 6:30 pm. A slow roast turkey (14-16 lb); mashed potatoes with generous butter, cream, and some rosemary and green onion; a simple vegetable; sourdough pumpernickel bread. Wine not yet chosen. Apple Crisp and vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. Neither of us likes stuffing or cranberry sauce.

Turkey makes great leftovers and food for dogs’ meals. So easy to debone and freeze Making extra mashed potatoes to make my double cheese mashed potato casserole on Friday.

Stay safe and healthy everyone! And enjoy the day. Mary

Hanne Jeppesen November 20, 2020 at 11:11 PM

Sounds nice, I like stuffing, always do stove top. I make my own cranberry sauce, same simple recipe from a 1976 Gourmet Magazine, just cranberry’s cooked with a little sugar, orange just and orange rind.
What is left over I like on a turkey sandwich, with a little mayo and horseradish. I don’t like pumpkin pie, or pumpkin anything. When I was married, or later single and invited other singles over, I made an eggnog mousse pie for dessert, from same 1976 Gourmet magazine, it is sinful, pecan crust, topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Have also at made a cranberry upside down cake, served with either whipped cream or ice cream.
Since I don’t get enough time off to drive down to Pasadena where my daughter lives, I will be spending Thanksgiving day alone, which is fine. Will make a simple dessert, but will enjoy a nice meal.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Roz November 21, 2020 at 5:36 AM

Since it will be just the 2 of us this year, we are keeping it simple.
Hubby wants a ham, green beans and potato casserole.

Jeff November 21, 2020 at 7:24 AM

Turkey, mashed taters, sweet potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce, cranberry muffins, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, coma on the couch.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hanne, maybe alone in person, but crowded with well wishes in thought.

Antler November 21, 2020 at 10:39 AM

Jeff, that sounds delicious, but you really do need a green vegetable! Want me to bring THE green bean casserole? 😉

Simonpure November 21, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Us too this year Roz…no grand kids either. We are keeping it even more simple. We are packing it up and heading to Harris Ranch for a couple days and will have dinner brought to our room. No cooking, no mess, no problem. This will be the first time ever:)

Roz November 21, 2020 at 1:32 PM

@ Simonpure~
What a treat that will be!
Happy eats for you & Missy Thanksgiving.
Stay Health You Two,… 🙂

Lambie November 21, 2020 at 1:52 PM

We are having our family thanksgiving dinner on Saturday this year.
Planned so far:
Spice-cured turkey & gravy, grand mariner apricot stuffing, Thanksgiving mashed potatoes, orange cranberry sauce, sour cream & chive dinner rolls, burnt shallot dip, wine & whipped cream for pie.
Not yet planned:
Green veggies, turnips & pie 🥧

MorganPirate November 21, 2020 at 5:31 PM

Whatever we have and where ever we have there is always a bowl of Spanish rice in the table. We are Latino immigrants and while we are also all Naturalized, those who needed to be, we are from here now. So we get into these traditions all the way!

Mary Fouts November 21, 2020 at 8:25 PM

@MorganPirate – Keeping historical culture alive within the family unit is so very important, in my opinion. Sometimes we do so without even knowing we are doing so.

I love cheese. I have always gravitated toward Danish style cheeses when I need a Blue for salads, or a semi firm cheese for cooking and baking such as a Havarti.

Some years ago while doing genealogy research, I learned that my maternal Danish Grandfather Hans was a lover of cheese. Go figure, apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. He died a decade before I was born. So wish I could have met him. We apparently are very much alike in behavior and personality. For better or worse. 😊

Dorothy November 20, 2020 at 8:59 PM

Not finished with the next books but at least one will be done by next week.

In the meantime it was nice to get some rain. Not ready to turn off the outdoor water yet through.

Next week will be Thanksgiving and I want to wish everyone here a really good one however you celebrate it. I will be going to my brother’s place. My sis-in-law called to say one of the cousins is going to set up a zoom meeting with as many of the extended family she can. It will be, sort of, the replacement of the extended family reunion we were suppose to go to in Texas.

KAD November 20, 2020 at 9:49 PM

For S
Pick One:

A) Baby Back
B) Country
C) Spare
D) St. Louis

addlepate November 21, 2020 at 12:36 AM

Good. No one replied. The A, B, C, D list is an ancient approach and done. Get some youthful energy in this blog or it’s dead in five years.

Lambie November 21, 2020 at 5:19 AM


Antler November 21, 2020 at 5:51 AM

C. Spare
(though I will at least “taste” any ribs being served)

Justifiable Languor November 21, 2020 at 7:05 AM

Thank you KAD for posting The S question.
Baby Back ribs from Carlos Murphy’s. Tony Romas had a nice spicy sweet version too. Is that Kansas City style? I tried the Hickory Pit ribs once. Never again!

S, I hope you are safe and well!

The Wizard November 21, 2020 at 7:50 AM

E) Yum

Well Folks November 21, 2020 at 9:36 AM

D & C in that order

chuckie the troll November 21, 2020 at 9:37 AM

St. Louis BBQ ribs are the best. This is a section of ribs where they are an even thickness, unlike the baby back section. They used to be cheaper than baby back ribs, and then rib tips became all the rage. If you are ever in Nashville, try Fat Boy’s BBQ and you will be amazed.

Cowellian November 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM

I’m in the “I love any kind of barbecue” category. I love my baby back ribs, but they do take a lot of effort. My family prefers country ribs, and they are a lot easier to do. So, I usually smoke the country ribs and buy the baby back ribs from a local barbecue joint. But I’m getting really amazing results with smoked pulled-pork using a Boston Butt. Just sayin’

Dorothy November 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Can’t pick one. All of them ribs are tasty!

Gittyup November 21, 2020 at 1:33 PM

B/C Mine are called Finger-Lickin’ Spareribs, ironically, but I use Country Style Pork Ribs. They are browned first and baked in a great-tasting homemade sauce. From Sunset Cook Book of Favorite Recipes, probably out of print at this time. My copy is tattered and dogeared and some of the pages are unreadable from all the spills.

Lambie November 21, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Guess what I’m cooking for dinner tonight?

S November 23, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Thanks, KAD & Sliva for making the post. Took a nice little road trip.

“C” is my first choice, but honestly it comes down to whichever is on sale. Smoked to perfection, you can’t go wrong with any of the cuts. But, “C” just the same.

Factionator mentioned beef ribs… Beef ribs are my favorite, but Factionator is correct. They are difficult to find. You either gotta make nice with a butcher or just keep your eyes out. If I’m not making them; a drive out to a Q-Joint in Sacramento is worth the time.

Ps: any of you that par-boil, use an oven, or a crockpot have just ruined the ribs…

KAD November 20, 2020 at 10:05 PM

Cowellian beat me for the Last.

Aunt Barbara November 20, 2020 at 10:12 PM

Hello fellow Claycordians,

I watched Gavin;s apology for the first time and am utterly appalled:
Definition of what’s” good for the goose is good for the gander.” —used to say that one person or situation should be treated the same way that another person or situation is treated. If he can go out with his friends at night, then we should be able to, too.

His new curfew is total insanity. People are coming out in hoards way earlier in the stores, hoarding items and getting too close to everyone else.
I had to fight off a few X large women with even larger derirrere’s who infringed on my 6 foot distance, making it impossible to escape in a timely matter,. trying to grab the last toilet papers without masks, laughing loudly the whole time.
What was this pansy ass newsolini thinking? People with gather more in the daytime now!
His brain is the size of a pea and he needs to be recalled before greater harm,loss of businesses and suicides are the norm.
Sorry had to vent my feelings before I explode!

Gittyup November 21, 2020 at 5:48 AM

If they’re going to drop these restriction on us here right before Thanksgiving, I loathe to think what’s coming for Christmas. Pretty sure, however, one day they will find that Newsom’s cocaine use significantly damaged his brain … permanently.

chuckie the troll November 21, 2020 at 9:40 AM

What’s good for the goose is to ring his neck, pluck him, remove the innards, and slow cook until he reaches the FDA safe temp.

Silva November 20, 2020 at 10:15 PM

I’m posting this on behalf of S, who is away from the internet this evening;

Pick One:

A) Baby Back
B) Country
C) Spare
D) St. Louis

Roz November 21, 2020 at 5:33 AM

A,… like everything pork anyway and would not pass on the others if cooked perfect,… 🙂

Justifiable Languor November 21, 2020 at 7:11 AM

Haha Silva. I figured some one had already posted it. 🙂

The Fractionator November 21, 2020 at 8:07 AM

Baby Back all the way, more meat and better flavor. In fact I’m going to a local Rib Joint today and having Baby Back’s and with sides of Green Beans w Bacon and an order of Cole Slaw.

You didn’t mention Beef Ribs, the meatiest of all Ribs. Very hard to find at restaurants and or Butcher Shops.

Silva November 21, 2020 at 10:27 AM

Lol! KAD wins again!!😍

I don’t know whether or not I’ve had St. Louis ribs or anything St. Louis. I had A) Baby Back this week, and they sure were great, but I’d have to say E) All of the above. If there were any beef ribs up there they’d win hands down for me. In fact, I think I’ll get some out of the freezer. Oh wait, I have a rib roast in there for our Thanksgiving meal. We’d have made awful pilgrims. I have to be extremely hungry to want turkey.

S November 23, 2020 at 3:46 PM

Thanks, KAD & Sliva for making the post. Took a nice little road trip.

“C” is my first choice, but honestly it comes down to whichever is on sale. Smoked to perfection, you can’t go wrong with any of the cuts. But, “C” just the same.

Factionator mentioned beef ribs… Beef ribs are my favorite, but Factionator is correct. They are difficult to find. You either gotta make nice with a butcher or just keep your eyes out. If I’m not making them; a drive out to a Q-Joint in Sacramento is worth the time.

Ps: any of you that par-boil, use an oven, or a crockpot have just ruined the ribs…

Original G November 20, 2020 at 11:57 PM

First time I saw this video was very surprised by how it ends,
don’t want to ruin it for you by making further description.

Roz November 21, 2020 at 5:29 AM

@ OG~
Thanks for sharing,….made me giggle.

Sheri5505 November 20, 2020 at 11:58 PM

💥GARAGE SALE💥Sat & Sun 9am-4pm
5450 KIRKWOOD DRIVE (near Concord Pavilion)

Furniture, Clothes (new & used), Shoes, Belts, Purses, Jewelry, Dishes, Electronics, Betty Boop stuff, Asian Decos, Video Games, Kirby vacuum, AM/FM Kenwood stereo, etc…

lazy k November 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM

I am loving the new curfew.
Churches and CrossFit gyms being closed will stop the spread.
While many will lose their jobs we can increase our taxes and cover them.
I do find it funny that Contra Costa County can mandate that the private ambulance company hold training for up to 20 people for a few hours but we should not get together with loved ones.

Antler November 21, 2020 at 10:58 AM

The children and grandchildren adults in our extended family are 11 strong (plus their spouses), but only three of us still live on the Far Left Coast.
However, we have an active Marco Polo group and are in video contact with one another several times a day…. at will. It’s GREAT!

This year, one grandson-in-law is planning on coaching me in the fine art of ZOOM communication (good luck, Trey!). They all live in four separate Eastern Seaboard states. Although none live more than a 4-5 hour drive from one another, their normal “pods” are NOT with one another, so all of us will be celebrating each in our own homes.

Not sure about my menu yet…. but it will be eaten with thanksgiving and love for our family.

Happy Thanksgiving, Claycordians!

Antler November 21, 2020 at 10:59 AM

*** none lives…

Silva November 23, 2020 at 10:35 PM

Antler, that sounds pretty fun. My grandson walked me through a couple of Zoom get togethers, and I had no problem. It was nice and easy and lots of fun. Since then our ancient Campfire Girls Camp alumni have had a few Zoom reunions since we had to cancel our in person Council Fire, and it was very good to see everyone, it gave us a little chance to see the girls in their own habitats which was a first in some cases. We even had cocktails “together” once. I sure do wish we could’ve had that around when I was growing up on the opposite coast from my grandparents and the rest of my relatives! Enjoy, and have a Happy Thanksgiving, Antler.

Simonpure November 21, 2020 at 11:06 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Roz…I saw a gal riding a three wheeled bike with a basket on the back yesterday and thought of you. Did you ever buy a helmet and start riding? I remember you picked up a three wheeler.

Roz November 21, 2020 at 1:27 PM

Hey Simonpure ~
The tri-cycle was not a good fit for me,…just couldn’t get use to stepping off and catching the back tire with my foot. We sold it to a gal, recovering from knee surgery, and it made her day. But about 3 months later someone cut the lock off her bike and stole it,….%#%$%^!!

Simonpure November 21, 2020 at 3:08 PM

Damn I hate thieves.

Mimi (original) November 23, 2020 at 11:07 AM

I purchased an adult trike from Camping World about 5 years ago, and though I haven’t ridden it in some time I thoroughly love it because I like to look around while biking. Looking around while riding a two-wheeler was dangerous for me, I had a tendency to fall over!! I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s trike being stolen!! People are AWFUL!!

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving despite the pandemic restrictions (which I may violate!).

Bob November 21, 2020 at 5:56 PM

Just got an email from the Cache Creek Casino–and it said you must wear masks except while eating or smoking–can understand the eating one, but I guess you can go mask free all day as long if you are smoking–no wonder the covid 19 is getting worse–don’t think I’ll be visiting CC for a while–

Mary Fouts November 21, 2020 at 8:57 PM

Love my Lafayette Walgreens and the Lafayette Walgreens Pharmacy! So today I went to Walgreens Lafayette to shop and pick up a ‘take everyday prescription’ for my dog Sid. It’s a medication that our primary vet doesn’t keep in stock.

Well, a new pharmacist spoke with me. Wanted to be sure Sid was okay with the tablet form for swallowing, otherwise she would order a capsule form to keep on hand for Sid.

Brought years to my eyes. Such thoughtfulness and kindness is indeed present in the world today, even for a dog’s prescription. This is why I will always be an optimistic person. There is truly so much good in the world, if you give yourself a chance to experience it.

Dawg November 22, 2020 at 2:03 AM

There’s more good than bad in the world, and Americans are the best. We help more countries when they are in need than any other country in the world. The American people give to more charitable organizations than anywhere else. Heck, before this COVID thing,I even did some volunteer work at Oakland’s Children’s Hospital, entertaining some really sick children. The best way to experience the good is to turn off the news. The news today will poison your mind.

FPN November 22, 2020 at 10:42 AM

Went to Cash Creek Casino two months back. Every other machine shut down for social distancing and everyone had their temputures taken upon entering casino.

Dr. Jellyfinger November 23, 2020 at 7:54 AM

I’m posting this on behalf of S, who never asked me to & has no idea I’m doing this:

Best Destry:

(A) Jimmy Stewart
(B) Audie Murphy
(C) Impossible to decide

S November 23, 2020 at 3:49 PM

Deep respect for A M’s military record. For acting “A” Jimmy !

Dr. J, If it is ok with you, let’s have this ride as the Mid-Week Pick One….

Antler November 23, 2020 at 5:32 PM

A. I especially liked Jimmy Stewart in “Rear View Window”.

Original G November 24, 2020 at 9:08 PM

Came across this and thought it should be shared, to show what is possible using uploads by individuals from smartphone and social media. Forensic reconstruction of Beirut Explosion from 04 August 2020. Rather impressive.

Silva November 25, 2020 at 6:03 PM

Regarding a question a couple weeks ago (?) asked by Jojo Potato I think, about whether California Bay Laurel can be used for seasoning food, I didn’t remember this detail then, but I just noticed the jar where I store my bay leaves is an old Spice Islands jar with the original label that says “California Bay Laurel”.

Jojo Potato November 26, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Interesting Silva. I suggest you do a double blind scientific test to decide. Just kidding, I hope you had a very nice holiday.

Silva November 26, 2020 at 10:27 PM

Jojo Potato, Haha! I plan to do a taste test in the future, I bought a tiny baby Laurus nobilis, the Mediterranean Laurel variety! I guess it won’t be very scientific though. I can already see/smell a good bit of similarity. Perhaps with some time I won’t need to go harvesting bay leaves so far from home. Thank you, and I hope you had a very nice holiday too.

Dr. Jellyfinger November 25, 2020 at 9:18 PM

Did you ever notice in the chase scene in “Bullitt” the Charger loses 5 hubcaps?

nytemuvr November 25, 2020 at 10:42 PM

@Dr. Jellyfinger… Actually it was 6 or 7, it’s been a long time since I watched it and counted but it was more than 5.

Dr. Jellyfinger November 26, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Watch it again… in one scene you can see the same hubcap come off in 2 different shots and right before the crash at the end you can see 2 hubcaps magically back on the car again and those come off when the car flies off the road into the gas pumps.

That’s nothing tho compared to the movie “Open Range” where cowboy Kevin Costner fires twelve or fourteen consecutive shots from his 6 shot revolver. Start it at exactly 59 seconds & count ’em.

Jojo Potato November 26, 2020 at 1:37 PM

Jelly, I would expect that at your age you would understand that movies are not reality. They are all about emotion not details. Please stop playing these stupid games and let me enjoy the show. Thanks.

nytemuvr November 26, 2020 at 2:29 PM

@Dr. Jellyfinger…I don’t need to watch it again, I know it was more than your stated 5. Here’s an interesting fact…the Charger driver was James Dean’s passenger in the Porsche Spyder when it wrecked, he pulled Dean from the wreckage. Being a Mopar enthusiast I’ve “studied” that chase scene many times in my younger years.

Dr. Jellyfinger November 26, 2020 at 7:20 PM

OK nytemuvr….. but it’s 5.

Jojo… not reality but they’re supposed to be “realistic” unlike yourself.

Why you feel compelled to ask me to stop posting something which you have no obligation to read, much less respond to is a mystery…. Please don’t read anything I post and do enjoy the show.

Remember … ignorance is bliss !

Jojo Potato November 27, 2020 at 2:46 PM

Realistic? Like Mickey Mouse or what? The point that I was trying to make is that too many people (you) don’t think in the real world but instead try to relate to fantasy movies and it just doesn’t mean anything But thanks for the opportunity to clarify my thinking. .

Cowellian November 26, 2020 at 5:02 PM

As God is my witness, . . .

S November 27, 2020 at 5:51 PM

Where is everyone? It’s time !

Cowellian November 27, 2020 at 7:02 PM


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