Hey Junkies! It’s been another interesting week on the pod. We started off talking about Jen’s tummy ache & the need to “get your money’s worth” when going out to eat whether in a sit-down restaurant or a buffet.
We also discussed a recent ordinance proposal in our area that would allow only a percentage of homes in a neighborhood to be rentals.
Matty watch a documentary series on Netflix called, “Forgotten Planet“, that focused in on abandoned towns around the world and in the United States. Even though some of the places aren’t truly “abandoned” (Gary, IN & Detroit, MI for example), it was interesting to see that towns that sprung up around one industry were doomed to be abandoned when the industry left or dried up. Jen brought up the story of Love Canal, NY which seemed to have a similar fate as Picher, OK as far as the town being condemned due to toxicity.
We also talked about corporate sponsorships and the changing of venue & event names. Matty said it reminded him of the movie, “Idiocracy“. We are getting closer to that reality every day…
Dan goes off on a rant with the “forced” name change of the Washington Redskins due to its political incorrectness. He wonders where it will stop. Matty shared the story of Virginia Tech’s Hokie Bird mascot, despite what Dan says…
Yes, a former employee is suing Benjamin Moore Paints for racist paint names…
This week’s segment of “Does This Taste Funny” found a thumbs up from Jen & Matty, Dan was a bit disgusted. Kale is considered a “super food” because of all its benefits. Here is Matty’s recipe for kale chips you can make at home:
1lb Scots kale (also known as “curly-leaf”)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash & dry kale leaves. Cut stems off leaves and tear leaves into chip-sized pieces. Arrange pieces in a single layer on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with EVOO & sea salt. Other flavors can be added like red pepper flake to spice up the chips. Place in oven for 10 minutes or until the edges of the pieces are slightly browned. Remove from cooking sheet and allow to cool. Store in zip plastic bags (although they are so good that you won’t need to store them!).
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Until next week, Junkies!