Tuesday, August 19, 2014

News from the Front: APIII% Team on the American Border, Assisting Law Enforcement

This is Matthew Leber, Public Relations Officer for the American Patriots III% in the video, interviewing the US Border Patrol officer.  Mr Leber is a retired Special Forces veteran, a friend of our son Ethan, and on the up-and-up. The APIII% team is working directly with official border agencies and law enforcement to assist them in any way they need. They are a law abiding, responsible organization with an effective purpose. These guys are still protecting us, on their own time now, and they need our support.

There is a good profile of the American Patriot the 3% organization on the SHTF Journal. Founder Scot Seddon had this to say about their current mission protecting America's southern border:

SHTF Journal: "What do you see as your mission at the border and do you think you can complete it with the resources you have?"
Scot: "Our mission at the border is outreaching to border agencies and work together with them. Being we cannot detain people at the border so we use comms to call in grid coordinates to assist the border Patrol. Funding has been made possible through the APIII Paypal account. The mission cannot be completed without the financial help of our APIII Patriots. Without that, the mission goes belly up as we do not have any fed funding. We do need more resources."
Scot:  "APIII is not a Militia. We are in the security business with combat veterans that work hand in hand with border patrol. We have close affiliations with Arizona Border Recon as well in the effort to secure the border. Everything is done legally, and with the consent of local LEO agencies. "
Be sure to go over and read the whole interview.

May God bless and keep them and all those they work with. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

How To Make Fried Green Tomatoes, Served With Cream Gravy

We had fried green tomatoes and fried chicken livers for supper the other evening. Oh and cream gravy. I make livers fairly often but had never made fried green tomatoes (my family made chow chow out of the green ones). Paul told me how to do it and they turned out great, I am a fan!!!! 

Green Tomatoes are available early in the season when the vines have put on fruit but it hasn't ripened, sometimes throughout the summer, but especially in the Fall. Tomato plants and fruit will not survive a frost, so as temperatures drop, we have to remove the still-green fruit from the vines. These can be stored to ripen slowly over the winter (I have written before about how to do that), but that is also a perfect time to fry them up and enjoy them like this. 

Start with Green Tomatoes. They are very tart, but you can also use "Not Quite Ripe" - turning but still very firm - tomatoes for a sweeter taste. The cream gravy counters the acidic taste very nicely too. It you have had them in past, and they were too sour for you. try them with gravy and see if it doesn't make all the difference! :-)

 Slice them thickly, about 1/3 of an inch thick.

Dip tomato slices in flour, then into an egg wash (one egg beaten with 1/4 cup milk), then into bread crumbs. Let sit in a single layer on a cookie sheet  for a few minutes so the coatings will stick, then fry slowly until nice and brown. 

I used bacon grease to fry them in. About 1/4 inch deep grease in a skillet, get it hot and add the tomato slices in a single layer. Turn the stove down so that they sizzle but not very quickly, you want to fry these slowly. When brown on one side, turn them over and brown the other side. 

Drain on brown paper or even a wire rack, or paper towels. Serve warm. We especially like them smothered with cream gravy. Yummmmmm!!!!

Does everyone know how to make cream gravy or would it help if I added instructions?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

"No Comment" From Me If a Site Uses Discus or Facebook For Blog Comments

Do you like having comments from genuine human people who actually read your blog often?

I'm no longer even going to try to comment on any blog that uses Discus or Facebook to manage their commenting function. My comments on  one site do not need to be viewed by the other participants at some other, unrelated website I might visit a year from now. And my Facebook friends are already overwhelmed with alerts from my posts, they don't need all this too.

And frankly, me and the NSA are the only people who need to have a Collected Works of my comments around the interwebs. 

So I'll still read, and maybe even share, posts on such blogs. But that is why you don't hear a peep from me.

And thank you to those folks that use a commenting software that lets me be myself without pooling my information with every other site I visit.


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