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by Peanut
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Anyone make their own yogurt?
Replies: 40
Views: 3213

Re: Anyone make their own yogurt?

Strainer aside, you can get a more custardy texture with scalding. See my note to @Polp Anyway, if tl;dw: think of acidity as a companion to savory flavors, not necessarily as a counterpoint to sugar. Nosrat has a buttermilk fried chicken recipe that's supposedly great. I'd use sour yogurt the same...
by Peanut
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?
Replies: 20
Views: 918

Re: The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?

Apparently you're not allowed to be unhappy or have any problems if you live in a 1st world country. Yes, and this attitude is terrible. I liked this article about how the phrase "first world problems" can be arrogant and condescending. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/02/why-phrase-first...
by Peanut
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Anyone make their own yogurt?
Replies: 40
Views: 3213

Re: Anyone make their own yogurt?

So I actually had a successful trial? That new is more disappointing that the results I got. :D Does store-bought plain yogurt have added sugars? I would have had to add so much sugar to make it edible, I felt. I don't have a strainer so the runniness was avoidable. My husband has been eating it bc ...
by Peanut
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Time to Move Investments to Safety? Implications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: Time to Move Investments to Safety? Implications?

I would sell 50% and re-buy when funds drop, whether you think that'll be another 20 or 40 percent down from where we are now. That's what I did with my stock portfolio because I'm over 50% persuaded there will be a big leg down still coming in 2020.
by Peanut
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Anyone make their own yogurt?
Replies: 40
Views: 3213

Re: Anyone make their own yogurt?

We finally got around to trying to make the yogurt last week, but unfortunately it was runny and didn't taste right to me either (very sour). I could only find 5% Fage at the store so that was the base. I used 2 Tbsp to four cups 2% milk. I thought it was whole milk at the time but realize now it wa...
by Peanut
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Most economic boosting way to use stimulus $
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: Most economic boosting way to use stimulus $

If I'm understanding the proposal correctly, we should get $3400 of stimulus money. Initially I suggested we donate it, but since I got roped into delivering groceries to an elderly woman at my church who now texts me regularly, I decided I don't need to be that magnanimous with it. So I'll probably...
by Peanut
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you doing during the confinement ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2723

Re: What are you doing during the confinement ?

Our family of four is also home together all day. DH is wfh amidst constant activity. Our kids are actually loving being at home. It's inevitably going to break down but it has been better than I expected so far. They play, have lessons, and help me cook. I cook a lot generally, but it is more pleas...
by Peanut
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID grocery/shopping procedures
Replies: 44
Views: 2703

Re: COVID grocery/shopping procedures

@EK: Mirepoix comes in a frozen bag and is pre-chopped onion, celery, carrot. Expensive per ounce but so easy.

What are you all doing for stuff that comes in as far as decontaminating? I was never one for rinsing strawberries with bleach but...
by Peanut
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Holding Cash Until Coronavirus is Settled
Replies: 34
Views: 5429

Re: Holding Cash Until Coronavirus is Settled

@Guy: CV has started to affect the markets. Perversely, CV presents a great opportunity to time the market. But JMO I think it's early still to buy. I'm waiting for the second or third drop of more than 5%. We've now hit the fourth, or maybe even fifth drop. Can't keep track. I spent 3.5% of the ca...
by Peanut
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 225
Views: 19865

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

Thank you for the warnings. I only take some Airborne when I get sick which may not even qualify as true megadose, so I think there is little risk for me anyway. DH is anti-medicine but I tend to give in when I get to feeling really miserable. Part of my problem whether real or perceived is I’m a li...
by Peanut
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1679
Views: 114184

Re: COVID-19

@Thrifty: You’ve been yammering about this for a while. We get it, you blame China and the Chinese. Take a seat next to Trump. On a more practical note, Osterholm described the close proximity of exotic wildlife in the wet markets as an experiment nobody would ever be allowed to run. I don’t see why...
by Peanut
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 225
Views: 19865

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

Does anyone have a medical checklist for if they get sick with CV? Like, treatment of symptoms, chosen hospital, etc? Or DIY home treatment for the duration? I'm particularly scared of the pneumonia stage of this thing but I have also realized I don't follow any specific protocol when I get the flu....
by Peanut
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 225
Views: 19865

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

@SClass: Holy moley, glad you're on the mend! Quite a DIY doctoring feat
by Peanut
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1679
Views: 114184

Re: COVID-19

steveo73 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:18 am
She is still getting paid but her boss is putting pressure on her to come into work. She has no problems refusing. It's work from home or sick leave. If they aren't cool with that she will quit.
She should stand firm and dare them to fire her, which they won't.
by Peanut
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1679
Views: 114184

Re: COVID-19

chenda wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Can US states close their borders to each other ?
Not yet...
by Peanut
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1679
Views: 114184

Re: COVID-19

I thought it was too late to contain the virus in the U.S. and Europe weeks ago already. The lack of testing in the beginning was a huge part of that. Mitigation is the only strategy left. @Bankai: I was thinking about the rising unemployment -->rising deaths connection today. The Big Short movie cl...
by Peanut
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 225
Views: 19865

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

@peanut - my wife is a teacher and she’s been asked to post lesson plans & then teach online coming back from spring break. she came home with the work laptop this weekend. schools will also continue to serve lunches to low income kids. so hang in there—schools will find a way to provide... what th...
by Peanut
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1679
Views: 114184

Re: COVID-19

Guardian reporting that 15% of C-19 deaths in Iran are under 40s. Of course their general numbers have also looked suspect to observers.
by Peanut
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 225
Views: 19865

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

I went to Blick to get some art supplies for the kids which I then rubbed down with alcohol at home. I wore disposable gloves for the first time in public. There's definitely a learning curve to figuring out how to limit contact and contamination. Practice will make perfect. Need to develop a longer...
by Peanut
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Holding Cash Until Coronavirus is Settled
Replies: 34
Views: 5429

Re: Holding Cash Until Coronavirus is Settled

@Guy: CV has started to affect the markets. Perversely, CV presents a great opportunity to time the market. But JMO I think it's early still to buy. I'm waiting for the second or third drop of more than 5%.