This is a general post for fans to spout off and vent. Feel free to fannyjack, and make fun of the Falcons.
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This is a thread dedicated to all off topic conversations. If there’s something that you want to talk about that isn’t really relevant to Saints football, it can be discussed here. Think about this as a bar/hangout place for people who just want to have some fun with other Saints/football fans.
There are some rules/constraints we have to put on some conversations in order to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience.
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As well, no politics or religion talk. Nothing good can come from it.
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No trolling. We don’t want it, no need for it.
On that same vein as the previous rule, you may see some inside jokes. Don’t assume you know what’s what, make sure to find out what’s going on before getting upset. For example, most of you know my name isn’t really Clayton. It’s an inside joke when they call me that.
Man what an amazing season so far. Every team in the NFCS lost last week again except the Saints. We control our own destiny and it starts with the next game. The Falcons are basically an after thought who can only hope to be the spoiler. Sorry overgrown Blackbirds, just isn’t going to happen.
Thanksgiving is the national holiday known for roasting some turkey. Well on Thursday we are going to roast some Falcons too.
I’m going to drop a couple of dessert recipes here for you to enjoy.
Coconut Custard Pie.
Now I just buy a flour pie crust from the store. If you want to make your on be my guest.
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs Tip: break the egg yokes with a fork before mixing
1 cup milk
1 cup flaked coconut
1 tsp. vanilla
1 TBS. butter, softened
Combine all ingredients and pour into pie crust in a 9 inch pie pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until custard sets. Stick a butter knife in the center and if it comes out clean it’s done. My own oven usually runs about 35 minutes.
Tip: I mix the other ingredients with my mixer and then stir in the coconut flakes with a fork.
Next is my version of Pineapple upside down cake. Now if you have a cake recipe you like, use it. I just buy a yellow cake mix and use it.
Tip: To make any cake extra moist, add 4 tablespoons of mayo to the mix in addition to the eggs called for.
Now for what makes my upside down cake different.
Preheat your oven to the cake mix instructions.
I bake mine in a 12 inch cast iron skillet. On the stove top melt 3⁄4 to 1 stick of butter. Roast some chopped pecans in the butter. Then add a cup of brown sugar to it and heat until fully melted.
I use a large can of chopped pineapple. You can do the traditional pineapple circles. Spread the pineapple evenly across the butter/brown sugar/pecan mixture then pour the cake mix. Place in oven and bake.
Now if you are using a traditional cake pan just bake according to cake mix directions. If using a cast iron skillet like I do, add about 15 minutes to the bake time. The cast iron will need to heat up.
The cake is done when you stick a toothpick in it and it comes out clean.
Tip: since the cast iron skillet makes a wider, thinner cake, I turn mine over on a large pizza pan.
Tip # 2. Instead of adding the mayo, I pour the juice from the canned pineapple to the mix to make it moist. (Buy the ones canned in juice not syrup)