You are not signed in (Login or Join Free)   |   Help
Sploofus Trivia
Trivia GamesCommunityLeaderboardsTournaments
MySploofus
You are here:  Home  >>  Chat Forums  >>  The Salty Dog  >>  View Chat Message

View Chat Message



Pages:  1    


geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1521)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 11:53 AM

IT'S BEEN TOO MUCH FUN!




Sploofus just told me my gold membership will expire in a week. Just wanted to let you all know how much fun it has been playing Sploofus over the past year. However, I have three businesses that are demanding my attention. I'm just too addicted to Sploofus to stop sneaking in WR's and taking quizzes and, before you know it, a couple of hours has passed! You know these compulsive types - it's all or nothing. This isn't to say that I won't be back at a future date. But for now, my partner (husband!) would like to see me put the same effort into our businesses as I do Sploofus. My Sploofus friends are very special people and Justin - you are fantastic! Arrrgh.....now I must go through Sploofus withdrawal....it will be worse than quitting smoking, I'm sure!

Happy Holidays to all!
Claire

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3301)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 11:54 AM

Claire - We will miss you! Come back soon - Alice

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1521)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 11:55 AM

Thanks, Alice. I will miss your wonderful quizzes!

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 12:24 PM

Bye for now, Geo! Really gonna miss you! Best of luck to you and your partner (husband) in all your enterprises. I'll be sure to give you a Shout when I see you on the board!

May you enjoy ever success.

Cheers
Donna

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 1:25 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!



Lodi

luvnmexsun
Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 1:33 PM

Geo,

You are a special asset to Sploofus and a wonderful person. I will miss you. Come back soon!

Consuelo

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6055)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 1:56 PM

We will miss you Claire! Hope you're not gone too long!

Marilyn...

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 3:04 PM

Come back to us real soon
~Bev

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 3:43 PM

Claire you will be missed...don't stay gone too long ok? Merry Christmas!
Vickie

alaskan420
Alaskan420  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 191)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 3:45 PM

Claire,here's wishing you and yours the very best.GO Chargers!!

rev66
Rev66  (Level: 86.4 - Posts: 85)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 4:21 PM

You will be missed. Even giving three businesses attention seems like a fairly heavy load. I do hope you find self care for yourself even if it is not sploofus. As my retail sales friend says, You can't sell from an empty wagon." That not only applies to stocking shelves but also to your own energy. Blessings and Peace.

vettage
Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 4:28 PM

Claire,
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, at least your priorities are in the right place. Pop in when you can. Hope everything goes well business-wise.
Happy Holidays to you and yours,
Tim

vettage
Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 4:31 PM

Oh, and Claire, you never did ask for that banana nut bread recipe. I'm tellin' ya,...people will hate you for bringing a loaf over,...and then it's gone! The loaves are like bricks, they're so rich. And not cardiac-friendly by any means.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 5:07 PM

Don't hold back, Vet, share that recipe with all of us!

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3777)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 5:50 PM

Shane! I mean Geo!!! Come back!

cypressriver
Cypressriver  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 160)
Sun, 17th Dec '06 10:27 PM

And I just met you . . . hope to see you back before long.

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1521)
Mon, 18th Dec '06 12:20 AM

Thank you guys! You are all sooo special. I went into major Sploofus withdrawal today...then came home and read all these wonderful messages. You are all so supportive!

I have decided to renew my membership to help Justin maintain the best trivia site out there, even if I can't play as many WR's and quizzes, or write as many quizzes as I would like! I don't want to lose touch with any of the fantastic players I've met over the past year either.

I hadn't realized what a wonderful hold Sploofus has on folks, especially me! Hey, we could be out at bars, at the casinos, whatever, in our free time...this is certainly a lot more fun and a heck of a lot cheaper, too. My new motto is "business first, Sploofus later."

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a properous and healthy New Year for us all!

Claire



smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 18th Dec '06 4:26 AM

HOORAYYYYYY!!! We loved her back in!


bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3301)
Mon, 18th Dec '06 5:32 AM

Woops! Hope we didn't do the business in! LOL Great to have you "not gone"!!

Alice

rev66
Rev66  (Level: 86.4 - Posts: 85)
Mon, 18th Dec '06 9:15 AM

YEA. Glad you didn't leave. Best wishes for your new year.

vettage
Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Mon, 18th Dec '06 5:11 PM

Ok, Smoke,
You asked for it,...the recipe for 'Extreme Banana Nut Bread'.

*Note* This is not a cardiac friendly bread. Anybody with any kind of circulatory illness should stay away. And this is not a light fluffy 'cake-like' bread. This is dense, dark, and extremely rich. More for wrapped in a quilt by the fireplace with coffee after dinner, than over afternoon tea. If you threw a loaf of this bread at a window it would shatter it!

This makes four 9x5 in. loaves. (easily reducible)
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups butter or margarine (I use the real deal,..'Land o' Lakes', all four sticks)
4 cups white sugar
4 cups mashed overripe bananas
8 eggs, beaten
2 cups chopped walnuts (I've used Cashews and Pecans, and even mixed them,...makes no real difference.

To that I add;
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 bag, well most of the bag,...my daughter grabs her share,... of Sun-Maid Raisins,..the JUMBO 3-Colored kind with the red and white grapes. If you use raisins,...go Jumbo as the regular size ones stay kind of hard.

*Note* This ia a very versitile recpie, and you can even mix Brown Sugar in with it if you choose. Just be sure to subtract an equal amount of White Sugar. It may take a few batches to get it 'how you want it'. (As far as adding a bit more flour, possibly some banana extract, etc.)

1)Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour four 9x5 inch loaf pans. (I use store brand 'lite' butter flavored spray, and flour generously, knocking the excess flour out of the pan before adding batter.)

2)Sift the flour, salt and baking soda into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter or margarine and sugar until smooth. Stir in the bananas, eggs, and walnuts until well blended. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, and stir (use a mixer,...save your wrist) just until blended. Then add the raisins, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, etc to taste. I don't even measure them to tell ya the truth. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans.

3)Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. (I bake all four loaves at once, they look like 2 'V's on the oven rack,...and halfway through the baking time, I have to pull the rack and turn and rearrange them so as all parts of the loaves spend equal time in the center of the oven,...over the burner,...to avoid burning half of each loaf. You can also bake just two at a time if you choose.) You may have to 'play' with this to get it how you want it.

***Extremely Important***
Let the loaves cool in the pans for at least 7 minutes. It makes the loaves shrink and condense. If you don't, and turn it out early, the loaf will split in half length-wise with the top half on the rack and the bottom still in the pan. (And you will say things you can't say in church) Then turn out onto a cooling rack, and cool completely. (Right here is where I liberally sprinkle the tops of them with a Cinnamon/Sugar mix such as you would use on toast. As soon as I get them all out of the pan.) Wrap tightly in aluminum foil to keep in the moisture. Ideally, refrigerate the loaves for 2 hours or more before serving.

Will freeze for a month plus,..longest it's lasted around here. Will Fridge safely for 2 weeks. The bread will be a very dark brown color, with the ends and crust almost appearing 'burnt'. And the top may be tacky to the touch,...if so,...ya done it right. Slice it thick and toast it,...dab of butter and some apple butter,..mmmmmm! Great with some Hazelnut Coffee.

Tips)

1) Do not taste this in advance of serving.

2) Do not cut loaves prior to serving.

3) Hide it from yourself, your spouse, kids, neighbors and contractors who may be downwind until ready to serve.

4) Cut at the last possible moment, and finally,

5) pre-print 8 or 10 small recipe sheets and leave them wherever you put the EBNB (seriously) otherwise you'll have lots of people bugging you for the recipe.


If ya try it, hope ya like it. I can't keep the stuff in the house.

Piece of Cake,..no pun intended, Happy holidays!
Tim

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 478)
Mon, 18th Dec '06 9:54 PM

Umm ... Apple butter? Whatsis, please?

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3777)
Mon, 18th Dec '06 10:56 PM

Apple butter is essentially a thicker, usually a bit spicier cousin of apple sauce. There are a zillion recipes, or you can usually buy it at the grocery store, at least you can in the U.S. It is thick enough that you can spread in like jam on a bread or biscuit.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 18th Dec '06 11:06 PM

Apple butter is the taste of my childhood, and of when my kids were little. I rarely buy in anymore, but I think I'll have to pick some up. Lemon curd sounds good too. So does cream cheese. Hubba hubba! Thanks so much, Vet, I absolutely will make a batch and share them around. I'll give them in nice Pyrex loaf pans wrapped in colored Saran with a sprig of holly and a bit of ribbon to tie the recipe. It's a good thing!

Happy Holidays!

jjnoel
Jjnoel  (Level: 60.5 - Posts: 9)
Tue, 19th Dec '06 8:17 PM

Tim's not kidding on his Banana Nut Bread! I've had it (the few times he's decided to share) and it is DELICIOUS!!! I personally like it warmed up with just butter on it - never tried it toasted with apple butter - but that sounds pretty good too. Tim, it's been awhile...I'm ready for some more....hint, hint! Happy Holidays Sploofville!!

Julie


Pages:  1    



Copyright © 2003-2016 Sploofus Holdings LLC.  All rights reserved.
Legal Notice & Privacy Statement  |  Link to Sploofus