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« Reply #3550 on: January 25, 2017, 01:17:20 PM »
Do people still hold mortgage burning parties?

DW and I want to have one when the day comes but we fear it will be in bad taste b/c so few of the people we know will be mortgage (or car payment) free...

Don't want to brag too loudly.

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« Reply #3551 on: January 25, 2017, 03:13:53 PM »
Do people still hold mortgage burning parties?

DW and I want to have one when the day comes but we fear it will be in bad taste b/c so few of the people we know will be mortgage (or car payment) free...

Don't want to brag too loudly.

We didn't because we think we're too young for that to be in good taste. However, I'm seriously considering framing the mortgage discharge notice so we can hang it on the wall. May have to put it somewhere guests won't see it . . .

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« Reply #3552 on: January 25, 2017, 03:30:41 PM »
Do people still hold mortgage burning parties?

DW and I want to have one when the day comes but we fear it will be in bad taste b/c so few of the people we know will be mortgage (or car payment) free...

Don't want to brag too loudly.

We didn't because we think we're too young for that to be in good taste. However, I'm seriously considering framing the mortgage discharge notice so we can hang it on the wall. May have to put it somewhere guests won't see it . . .

I'm still kicking myself for not having a "zero net worth" party and inviting friends who would appreciate such a thing, after my student loans and retirement savings averaged to zero. (I've heard people serve Coke Zero, Cheerios, donuts, etc.) I think that's easier for people to celebrate than paying off something like a mortgage, which seems unattainable to so many people. If that fits your scenario, maybe you could consider doing that instead of a mortgage payoff party?

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« Reply #3553 on: January 25, 2017, 04:53:24 PM »
...I'm still kicking myself for not having a "zero net worth" party and inviting friends who would appreciate such a thing, after my student loans and retirement savings averaged to zero. (I've heard people serve Coke Zero, Cheerios, donuts, etc.) ....

My MPP is that Coke Zero wasn't invented when I got to zero net worth, (~1992?).

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« Reply #3554 on: January 25, 2017, 06:45:36 PM »
  Surely no reasonable person would give half a shit.

As long as it's dishwasher safe, I wouldn't give half a shit that it once held dog urine.  If you own a dog, you probably have a decent amount of dog urine around your house (or you will once your dog gets older)

True, but I do try to avoid storing food for extended periods of time on the sections of floor that have been used regularly for a toilet. I'm pretty prissy.

Yeah, no offense to those willing to eat and drink out of containers that formerly held a sick dog's piss, but this kind of thing is why years ago I stopped eating or drinking anything from other people's homes.
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« Reply #3555 on: January 25, 2017, 07:02:13 PM »
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« Reply #3556 on: January 25, 2017, 07:02:37 PM »
Got the official notice from the mortgage company and land title office yesterday that our mortgage is officially discharged. Yay!

Immediately called the property insurance company to ask for the "no mortgage" discount. It will apply, but they won't drop our premiums until the policy renews, in August. Drat, 8 more months of paying inflated premiums.

I'm seriously annoyed that whenever we owe them money, we're expected to pay right away, but when they owe us money it has to wait 8 months.

I'm also annoyed that I can't complain about being overcharged to anyone in real life. The fact we've paid off the mortgage isn't something I like to advertise.

My auto insurance dropped when I retired, but there was no rate reduction when I paid off my mortgage. I did a quick google, and the only result I found for a paid off mortgage insurance discount was for Canadian insurers.

So I am wondering if that discount is just a Canadian thing, or does it apply to the USA too?
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« Reply #3557 on: January 25, 2017, 07:23:16 PM »
Do people still hold mortgage burning parties?

DW and I want to have one when the day comes but we fear it will be in bad taste b/c so few of the people we know will be mortgage (or car payment) free...

Don't want to brag too loudly.

Just go the Scottish route and paint the front door red.

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« Reply #3558 on: January 25, 2017, 08:02:10 PM »
  Surely no reasonable person would give half a shit.

As long as it's dishwasher safe, I wouldn't give half a shit that it once held dog urine.  If you own a dog, you probably have a decent amount of dog urine around your house (or you will once your dog gets older)

True, but I do try to avoid storing food for extended periods of time on the sections of floor that have been used regularly for a toilet. I'm pretty prissy.

Yeah, no offense to those willing to eat and drink out of containers that formerly held a sick dog's piss, but this kind of thing is why years ago I stopped eating or drinking anything from other people's homes.

Do you actually believe there's a chance of harm?  Because I'm a certified germaphobe, but I'm rational.  I'll eat off a toilet bowl if it's been through the autoclave.

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« Reply #3559 on: January 25, 2017, 10:27:34 PM »
...I'm still kicking myself for not having a "zero net worth" party and inviting friends who would appreciate such a thing, after my student loans and retirement savings averaged to zero. (I've heard people serve Coke Zero, Cheerios, donuts, etc.) ....

My MPP is that Coke Zero wasn't invented when I got to zero net worth, (~1992?).

My MPP is that I've had a positive net worth since I was a toddler, so I never got to have a zero net worth party. (And hopefully I never will since I'd be approaching it from the wrong side...)
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« Reply #3560 on: January 26, 2017, 04:27:32 AM »
  Surely no reasonable person would give half a shit.

As long as it's dishwasher safe, I wouldn't give half a shit that it once held dog urine.  If you own a dog, you probably have a decent amount of dog urine around your house (or you will once your dog gets older)

True, but I do try to avoid storing food for extended periods of time on the sections of floor that have been used regularly for a toilet. I'm pretty prissy.

Yeah, no offense to those willing to eat and drink out of containers that formerly held a sick dog's piss, but this kind of thing is why years ago I stopped eating or drinking anything from other people's homes.

Do you actually believe there's a chance of harm?  Because I'm a certified germaphobe, but I'm rational.  I'll eat off a toilet bowl if it's been through the autoclave.

Yeah, that sounds like a disproportionate assessment of risk that has negative consequence for your life ie. being unable to share a meal with friends when they made it. I'm honestly not being snarky and mean this in a genuine and friendly way, but I think that makes you an excellent candidate for therapy and your quality of life would be improved by overcoming this. Obviously you are free to tell me to F Off. 

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« Reply #3561 on: January 26, 2017, 04:41:34 AM »
I was taking Microbiology in college. One of the projects was to go around the school and take samples of different areas, grow them out, and identify the colonies using a Bergey's manual.

I took samples of toilet seats, handle to the bathroom, cafeteria tables, cafeteria tray, different floor areas, all kinds of places.

I was shocked that the most harmful and highest quantity of bacteria were on the cafeteria trays and secondly the bathroom door handle. The toilet seat had almost none.


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« Reply #3562 on: January 26, 2017, 05:51:47 AM »
I was taking Microbiology in college. One of the projects was to go around the school and take samples of different areas, grow them out, and identify the colonies using a Bergey's manual.

I took samples of toilet seats, handle to the bathroom, cafeteria tables, cafeteria tray, different floor areas, all kinds of places.

I was shocked that the most harmful and highest quantity of bacteria were on the cafeteria trays and secondly the bathroom door handle. The toilet seat had almost none.

When I was teaching Computer Science in High School, this was an annual experiment for the MicroBio students. They would often come by and ask to swab the keyboards. They often found nasty stuff. No real surprise to me.

Just curious, what is the connection between your story and the MPP topic of this thread?

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« Reply #3563 on: January 26, 2017, 06:50:42 AM »
I can no longer see a giant house with a huge truck, giant boat, and ridiculous-sized camper out front without wondering how much the people who 'own' them owe.
For me it's this one. I can't help but think or assume how unhealthy people are when I see all these things. I typically immediately stop myself from being judgemental and think there must be some reasonable explanation. My rational mind says most likely there isn't one and the folks either have lots of debt or low net worth.

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« Reply #3564 on: January 26, 2017, 08:17:50 AM »
My auto insurance dropped when I retired, but there was no rate reduction when I paid off my mortgage. I did a quick google, and the only result I found for a paid off mortgage insurance discount was for Canadian insurers.

So I am wondering if that discount is just a Canadian thing, or does it apply to the USA too?

Some carriers offer it in the form of a rating factor related to the number of lienholders.  Most don't.  You can also usually get a full-pay discount, but only at the time of purchase or renewal.

Even if they don't offer a discount, make sure you get them to remove the lienholder right away because if you have a loss, the payment would be made out to both of you, and it could delay the time until you had access to any settlements.  Also, you can shop your policy anytime, so if you are feeling like your rate is not that great, call up a few carriers and ask for quotes.

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« Reply #3565 on: January 26, 2017, 07:58:49 PM »
  Surely no reasonable person would give half a shit.

As long as it's dishwasher safe, I wouldn't give half a shit that it once held dog urine.  If you own a dog, you probably have a decent amount of dog urine around your house (or you will once your dog gets older)

True, but I do try to avoid storing food for extended periods of time on the sections of floor that have been used regularly for a toilet. I'm pretty prissy.

Yeah, no offense to those willing to eat and drink out of containers that formerly held a sick dog's piss, but this kind of thing is why years ago I stopped eating or drinking anything from other people's homes.

Do you actually believe there's a chance of harm?  Because I'm a certified germaphobe, but I'm rational.  I'll eat off a toilet bowl if it's been through the autoclave.

Yes I do. A dishwasher sanitizes, not sterilizes. It will also spread the residue to every other object in the dishwasher, and to the interior of the dishwasher itself.

About the autoclave, you are right. You could sterilize a toilet or even a turd. But I still wouldn't want to eat it.
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« Reply #3566 on: January 26, 2017, 08:18:56 PM »
  Surely no reasonable person would give half a shit.

As long as it's dishwasher safe, I wouldn't give half a shit that it once held dog urine.  If you own a dog, you probably have a decent amount of dog urine around your house (or you will once your dog gets older)

True, but I do try to avoid storing food for extended periods of time on the sections of floor that have been used regularly for a toilet. I'm pretty prissy.

Yeah, no offense to those willing to eat and drink out of containers that formerly held a sick dog's piss, but this kind of thing is why years ago I stopped eating or drinking anything from other people's homes.

Do you actually believe there's a chance of harm?  Because I'm a certified germaphobe, but I'm rational.  I'll eat off a toilet bowl if it's been through the autoclave.

Yeah, that sounds like a disproportionate assessment of risk that has negative consequence for your life ie. being unable to share a meal with friends when they made it. I'm honestly not being snarky and mean this in a genuine and friendly way, but I think that makes you an excellent candidate for therapy and your quality of life would be improved by overcoming this. Obviously you are free to tell me to F Off.

I realize that I am the one that is odd, and your intentions are good. So although I have no intention of doing so, I am not at all offended by your advice to seek therapy.

It's not the risk. It's the unappetizing grossness.

I'm an introvert anyway, so it affects me a lot less that you might guess.
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« Reply #3567 on: January 26, 2017, 08:36:41 PM »
Don't worry, all my best psychological diagnoses come from the Internet.  Last I checked I have asshole syndrome and need to take an FU pill twice daily

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« Reply #3568 on: January 27, 2017, 04:51:30 AM »

I realize that I am the one that is odd, and your intentions are good. So although I have no intention of doing so, I am not at all offended by your advice to seek therapy.

It's not the risk. It's the unappetizing grossness.

I'm an introvert anyway, so it affects me a lot less that you might guess.

Thanks for taking it in the spirit intended. And if you don't enjoy eating with others anyway, I guess it's not really impacting your life at all.

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« Reply #3569 on: January 27, 2017, 07:50:04 AM »
My MPP is that I've improved my diet so much (eating mostly fresh legumes, fruit, veggies, nuts, & seeds) that when my husband asked me if I want to go to our favorite restaurant I had to reply "I'm not sure if I like that place any more." To which he responded: "Oh, no, not another one!" The places I will pay for pre-made food are quickly diminishing.

I may just grin and bear it on my anniversary next month by forking over the $50+ for the place we (or more so 'he', nowadays) love to go.

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« Reply #3570 on: January 27, 2017, 08:38:50 AM »
My MPP is that I've improved my diet so much (eating mostly fresh legumes, fruit, veggies, nuts, & seeds) that when my husband asked me if I want to go to our favorite restaurant I had to reply "I'm not sure if I like that place any more." To which he responded: "Oh, no, not another one!" The places I will pay for pre-made food are quickly diminishing.

I may just grin and bear it on my anniversary next month by forking over the $50+ for the place we (or more so 'he', nowadays) love to go.

Same, my cooking skills are getting quite good (sorry for the big head, I've always really enjoyed it and been concentrating on trying new things the last few years). We got a Chinese takeaway a few weeks ago as a big treat... and it was disgusting. So gelatinous. I couldn't eat it.

Tonight, I'm doing the stirfry and I have just asked my DH to pick up some prawn crackers! Yum.

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« Reply #3571 on: January 27, 2017, 08:44:46 AM »
My MPP is that I've improved my diet so much (eating mostly fresh legumes, fruit, veggies, nuts, & seeds) that when my husband asked me if I want to go to our favorite restaurant I had to reply "I'm not sure if I like that place any more." To which he responded: "Oh, no, not another one!" The places I will pay for pre-made food are quickly diminishing.

I may just grin and bear it on my anniversary next month by forking over the $50+ for the place we (or more so 'he', nowadays) love to go.

The biggest downside to getting good at DIY! We certainly run into this, but at least DH is on board. We went to lunch at a random cafe type place with his parents. Afterwards, he said, "it's crazy, now wherever we go I just see Cisco products. It makes me not want to eat anywhere- it's all the same crap in different combinations". The only stuff we eat out anymore are ethnic foods we can't manage (ie, I'm not up to restaurant level for thai cooking- I can do damn good mexican though, so we will go out for thai, but not mexican). And sometimes pizza, because a real handmade pizza done in a wood fired oven? I can't replicate that flavor.

But yeah. Can't stand to go for burgers or steak anymore. Seems like such a waste.
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« Reply #3572 on: January 27, 2017, 08:53:30 AM »
My MPP is that I've improved my diet so much (eating mostly fresh legumes, fruit, veggies, nuts, & seeds) that when my husband asked me if I want to go to our favorite restaurant I had to reply "I'm not sure if I like that place any more." To which he responded: "Oh, no, not another one!" The places I will pay for pre-made food are quickly diminishing.

I may just grin and bear it on my anniversary next month by forking over the $50+ for the place we (or more so 'he', nowadays) love to go.

The biggest downside to getting good at DIY! We certainly run into this, but at least DH is on board. We went to lunch at a random cafe type place with his parents. Afterwards, he said, "it's crazy, now wherever we go I just see Cisco products. It makes me not want to eat anywhere- it's all the same crap in different combinations". The only stuff we eat out anymore are ethnic foods we can't manage (ie, I'm not up to restaurant level for thai cooking- I can do damn good mexican though, so we will go out for thai, but not mexican). And sometimes pizza, because a real handmade pizza done in a wood fired oven? I can't replicate that flavor.

But yeah. Can't stand to go for burgers or steak anymore. Seems like such a waste.

I was confused at first, but then realized you probably meant Sysco. Cisco is a network equipment vendor that gets way too much of my institution's infrastructure money.

I really know the change in tastes. Back in the old days (pre MMM, BC) we'd go out to eat several times a week. We really enjoyed it then, but now whenever I've gone out to eat, I leave disappointed. Most restaurant food is meh, and so expensive compared to home cooking!

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« Reply #3573 on: January 27, 2017, 09:34:53 AM »
My MPP is that I've improved my diet so much (eating mostly fresh legumes, fruit, veggies, nuts, & seeds) that when my husband asked me if I want to go to our favorite restaurant I had to reply "I'm not sure if I like that place any more." To which he responded: "Oh, no, not another one!" The places I will pay for pre-made food are quickly diminishing.

I may just grin and bear it on my anniversary next month by forking over the $50+ for the place we (or more so 'he', nowadays) love to go.

The biggest downside to getting good at DIY! We certainly run into this, but at least DH is on board. We went to lunch at a random cafe type place with his parents. Afterwards, he said, "it's crazy, now wherever we go I just see Cisco products. It makes me not want to eat anywhere- it's all the same crap in different combinations". The only stuff we eat out anymore are ethnic foods we can't manage (ie, I'm not up to restaurant level for thai cooking- I can do damn good mexican though, so we will go out for thai, but not mexican). And sometimes pizza, because a real handmade pizza done in a wood fired oven? I can't replicate that flavor.

But yeah. Can't stand to go for burgers or steak anymore. Seems like such a waste.

I was confused at first, but then realized you probably meant Sysco. Cisco is a network equipment vendor that gets way too much of my institution's infrastructure money.

I really know the change in tastes. Back in the old days (pre MMM, BC) we'd go out to eat several times a week. We really enjoyed it then, but now whenever I've gone out to eat, I leave disappointed. Most restaurant food is meh, and so expensive compared to home cooking!

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« Reply #3574 on: January 27, 2017, 09:45:22 AM »
My MPP is that I've improved my diet so much (eating mostly legumes, fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, & seeds) that when my husband asked me if I want to go to our favorite restaurant I had to reply "I'm not sure if I like that place any more." To which he responded: "Oh, no, not another one!" The places I will pay for pre-made food are quickly diminishing.

I may just grin and bear it on my anniversary next month by forking over the $50+ for the place we (or more so 'he', nowadays) love to go.

Same, my cooking skills are getting quite good (sorry for the big head, I've always really enjoyed it and been concentrating on trying new things the last few years). We got a Chinese takeaway a few weeks ago as a big treat... and it was disgusting. So gelatinous. I couldn't eat it.

Tonight, I'm doing the stirfry and I have just asked my DH to pick up some prawn crackers! Yum.

Yeah, American-Chinese is even more greasy than the Chinese I grew up with in New Zealand. I was playing a video game last night (World of Warcraft for my fellow nerds out there) with the husband and he plays a panda. I felt for a moment that I wanted Panda Express but then I remembered that it's too heavy/greasy/gelantinous and I don't actually enjoy it. This is even considering I always ordered the mixed veggies with teriyaki grilled chicken (the lightest thing on their menu).

Homemade stir-fry does sound tempting, though...It must almost be lunch time.

The biggest downside to getting good at DIY! We certainly run into this, but at least DH is on board. We went to lunch at a random cafe type place with his parents. Afterwards, he said, "it's crazy, now wherever we go I just see Cisco products. It makes me not want to eat anywhere- it's all the same crap in different combinations". The only stuff we eat out anymore are ethnic foods we can't manage (ie, I'm not up to restaurant level for thai cooking- I can do damn good mexican though, so we will go out for thai, but not mexican). And sometimes pizza, because a real handmade pizza done in a wood fired oven? I can't replicate that flavor.

But yeah. Can't stand to go for burgers or steak anymore. Seems like such a waste.

I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.

Thai seems like it would be easy (says the person who always had a knack for cooking...) to replicate but maybe I've just had lackluster Thai food all my life!

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« Reply #3575 on: January 27, 2017, 09:52:37 AM »
My MPP is that I've improved my diet so much (eating mostly fresh legumes, fruit, veggies, nuts, & seeds) that when my husband asked me if I want to go to our favorite restaurant I had to reply "I'm not sure if I like that place any more." To which he responded: "Oh, no, not another one!" The places I will pay for pre-made food are quickly diminishing.

I may just grin and bear it on my anniversary next month by forking over the $50+ for the place we (or more so 'he', nowadays) love to go.

The biggest downside to getting good at DIY! We certainly run into this, but at least DH is on board. We went to lunch at a random cafe type place with his parents. Afterwards, he said, "it's crazy, now wherever we go I just see Cisco products. It makes me not want to eat anywhere- it's all the same crap in different combinations". The only stuff we eat out anymore are ethnic foods we can't manage (ie, I'm not up to restaurant level for thai cooking- I can do damn good mexican though, so we will go out for thai, but not mexican). And sometimes pizza, because a real handmade pizza done in a wood fired oven? I can't replicate that flavor.

But yeah. Can't stand to go for burgers or steak anymore. Seems like such a waste.

Ya know I never thought I needed a wood fired pizza oven until I bought house with one.  Now I don't know how I lived without one for so long.

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« Reply #3576 on: January 27, 2017, 09:58:18 AM »
I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.

You can make great pizza on an outdoor grill!
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« Reply #3577 on: January 27, 2017, 10:19:59 AM »
I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.

You can make great pizza on an outdoor grill!

Do you use charcoal? Because I've done them over a gas grill, and it really doesn't taste the same as the smokey wood fired flavors.
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« Reply #3578 on: January 27, 2017, 10:25:33 AM »
I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.

You can make great pizza on an outdoor grill!

Thanks for the idea. Same problem, though, I do not own a grill.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3579 on: January 27, 2017, 10:40:54 AM »
I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.

You can make great pizza on an outdoor grill!

Do you use charcoal? Because I've done them over a gas grill, and it really doesn't taste the same as the smokey wood fired flavors.

Have you tried a pan with wood chips on the gas grill to provide some smoke?  I have a wood grill, so I've never tried it, but there are some youtubes on doing it. 
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3580 on: January 27, 2017, 11:06:42 AM »
I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.

You can make great pizza on an outdoor grill!

Do you use charcoal? Because I've done them over a gas grill, and it really doesn't taste the same as the smokey wood fired flavors.

Have you tried a pan with wood chips on the gas grill to provide some smoke?  I have a wood grill, so I've never tried it, but there are some youtubes on doing it.

Hmm, that's an idea! I'll have to give that a try. Thanks!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3581 on: January 27, 2017, 11:32:09 AM »


I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.


Have you tried this: http://www.thepauperedchef.com/2010/02/how-to-make-a-3-dollar-pizza-stone.html

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3582 on: January 27, 2017, 11:55:48 AM »
I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.

You can make great pizza on an outdoor grill!

Do you use charcoal? Because I've done them over a gas grill, and it really doesn't taste the same as the smokey wood fired flavors.

Have you tried a pan with wood chips on the gas grill to provide some smoke?  I have a wood grill, so I've never tried it, but there are some youtubes on doing it.

Hmm, that's an idea! I'll have to give that a try. Thanks!

I don't even use a pan. I soak wood slices(1 inch thick chainsaw cut branches of apple wood) in water, then place them directly on the gas grill grate. I let them start on fire, then blow them out and let them smoke. Great rotisserie chicken!

The grill does get ash inside, but no worries for me. Cheap grill :)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3583 on: January 27, 2017, 12:16:21 PM »
My paycheck deposit today was short so I took a look at my paystub... oops

The mustachian part of my brain is like "...should I even have payroll fix it?"

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3584 on: January 27, 2017, 12:17:31 PM »
My paycheck deposit today was short so I took a look at my paystub... oops


The mustachian part of my brain is like "...should I even have payroll fix it?"

That's pretty awesome.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3585 on: January 27, 2017, 12:39:28 PM »


I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.


Have you tried this: http://www.thepauperedchef.com/2010/02/how-to-make-a-3-dollar-pizza-stone.html

I have not even thought of that! Thanks for the link. I will have to surprise the husband with amazing homemade pizza (and back myself into further into a corner of having to habitually cook everything because we prefer my cooking over take out).

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3586 on: January 27, 2017, 12:49:13 PM »
Do you use charcoal? Because I've done them over a gas grill, and it really doesn't taste the same as the smokey wood fired flavors.

Yes, charcoal. I don't really count gas as "grilling." ;-)

I can't say I've noticed smoke flavoring in wood-oven pizza, though. You might be mistaking char from high heat for smoke flavors from the wood. Unless they do things differently in the PNW...
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3587 on: January 27, 2017, 01:50:34 PM »
Do you use charcoal? Because I've done them over a gas grill, and it really doesn't taste the same as the smokey wood fired flavors.

Yes, charcoal. I don't really count gas as "grilling." ;-)

I can't say I've noticed smoke flavoring in wood-oven pizza, though. You might be mistaking char from high heat for smoke flavors from the wood. Unless they do things differently in the PNW...

I mean, I ain't gonna argue pizza with a New Yorker. I know better than that ;)

Maybe I'll do some controlled experiments. High heat, with and without wood chips, med heat with and without, and oven. Do a side by side ;) Woe is me. I will have to eat SO much pizza. =D
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3588 on: January 27, 2017, 02:06:46 PM »
Do people still hold mortgage burning parties?

DW and I want to have one when the day comes but we fear it will be in bad taste b/c so few of the people we know will be mortgage (or car payment) free...

Don't want to brag too loudly.
We didn't because we think we're too young for that to be in good taste. However, I'm seriously considering framing the mortgage discharge notice so we can hang it on the wall. May have to put it somewhere guests won't see it . . .

I also reeeeeally wanted to do this (it was the end of a stressful time), and could have been combined with a house warming (/is now habitable and warm) party so as not to be braggy. I floated the idea to a couple of people but the consensus was that it was unBritish and would lead to questions about lottery wins.  In the end the SO and I had a private burning with a huge fire and bottle of fizz. It was excellent.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3589 on: January 27, 2017, 02:08:43 PM »
I mean, I ain't gonna argue pizza with a New Yorker. I know better than that ;)

Maybe I'll do some controlled experiments. High heat, with and without wood chips, med heat with and without, and oven. Do a side by side ;) Woe is me. I will have to eat SO much pizza. =D

I'm not saying "Pizza" is my middle name, at least not legally, but it IS sort of an alias at this point, so... ;-)

I look forward to your research results!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3590 on: January 27, 2017, 02:15:29 PM »
I have been considering trying to make pizza, since husband craves it a lot, but I don't have a pizza stone. Maybe one will show up second hand somewhere - but I'd have to actually be looking for it since I don't browse stores. He's not so fussy on the wood fired oven - places like that around here are extortionately priced.

Unless you must have that exact crust texture, you don't need a pizza stone to cook a pizza in the oven.  I have a perforated metal pizza pan, but I've even used baking sheets/cookie sheets in the past.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3591 on: January 27, 2017, 02:29:19 PM »
I don't have a refined pizza palate like some of you, but I've made pizza in my cast iron skillet.  It can reach and hold high heat similar to a pizza stone.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3592 on: January 27, 2017, 02:46:48 PM »
Seconding PMG. Heat the cast iron with a little oil on the stove while running the broiler. Roll out your dough, place in the pan, and then top while cooking the crust. Put it under the broiler for 2-4 minutes. If the crust isn't sufficiently crusty, put back on the stovetop to cook the bottom more.

Extra points if you make your pizza dough a few days ahead of time and keep it in the fridge so it gets a chance to get a little sourdough-y.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3593 on: January 27, 2017, 02:47:39 PM »
Seconding PMG. Heat the cast iron with a little oil on the stove while running the broiler. Roll out your dough, place in the pan, and then top while cooking the crust. Put it under the broiler for 2-4 minutes. If the crust isn't sufficiently crusty, put back on the stovetop to cook the bottom more.

Extra points if you make your pizza dough a few days ahead of time and keep it in the fridge so it gets a chance to get a little sourdough-y.

Do you add any sort of starter? Or just let it 'wild ferment'?
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3594 on: January 27, 2017, 02:55:03 PM »
Seconding PMG. Heat the cast iron with a little oil on the stove while running the broiler. Roll out your dough, place in the pan, and then top while cooking the crust. Put it under the broiler for 2-4 minutes. If the crust isn't sufficiently crusty, put back on the stovetop to cook the bottom more.

Extra points if you make your pizza dough a few days ahead of time and keep it in the fridge so it gets a chance to get a little sourdough-y.

Do you add any sort of starter? Or just let it 'wild ferment'?

We typically make the dough with regular yeast* (it's actually a foccacia dough from some cookbook), and use half of it to make pizza the same day, and then the other half of the dough sits in the fridge for a few days until we make pizza again. It doesn't really ferment, it just gets kinda funky, and the second pizzas are better than the first. We've been trying to plan ahead, but it doesn't always happen.

*My husband keeps trying to make true homemade sourdough happen. It hasn't worked yet, despite dozens of attempts, and I'm tried of eating poorly-leavened bread.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3595 on: January 27, 2017, 03:03:47 PM »
Seconding PMG. Heat the cast iron with a little oil on the stove while running the broiler. Roll out your dough, place in the pan, and then top while cooking the crust. Put it under the broiler for 2-4 minutes. If the crust isn't sufficiently crusty, put back on the stovetop to cook the bottom more.

Extra points if you make your pizza dough a few days ahead of time and keep it in the fridge so it gets a chance to get a little sourdough-y.



Do you add any sort of starter? Or just let it 'wild ferment'?

We typically make the dough with regular yeast* (it's actually a foccacia dough from some cookbook), and use half of it to make pizza the same day, and then the other half of the dough sits in the fridge for a few days until we make pizza again. It doesn't really ferment, it just gets kinda funky, and the second pizzas are better than the first. We've been trying to plan ahead, but it doesn't always happen.

*My husband keeps trying to make true homemade sourdough happen. It hasn't worked yet, despite dozens of attempts, and I'm tried of eating poorly-leavened bread.

I think I need that recipe if you're willing to share.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3596 on: January 27, 2017, 04:18:56 PM »
Do people still hold mortgage burning parties?

DW and I want to have one when the day comes but we fear it will be in bad taste b/c so few of the people we know will be mortgage (or car payment) free...

Don't want to brag too loudly.
We didn't because we think we're too young for that to be in good taste. However, I'm seriously considering framing the mortgage discharge notice so we can hang it on the wall. May have to put it somewhere guests won't see it . . .

I also reeeeeally wanted to do this (it was the end of a stressful time), and could have been combined with a house warming (/is now habitable and warm) party so as not to be braggy. I floated the idea to a couple of people but the consensus was that it was unBritish and would lead to questions about lottery wins.  In the end the SO and I had a private burning with a huge fire and bottle of fizz. It was excellent.

I think I've come to the conclusion that I'm too cheap to actually buy the frame.

Is this what the American expression "Mo' money, 'mo problems" is referring to?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3597 on: January 27, 2017, 04:28:25 PM »
I dreamt that my husband bought wrapping paper for a wedding present, and I was annoyed that he spent $5 on paper when I have a stockpile here bought on sale.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3598 on: January 27, 2017, 05:45:44 PM »
My paycheck deposit today was short so I took a look at my paystub... oops


The mustachian part of my brain is like "...should I even have payroll fix it?"

That's pretty awesome.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3599 on: January 27, 2017, 07:14:30 PM »
I remember when some friends told me that they had paid off their mortgage.   I was happy for them but really sad for my recently divorced self; figuring that that was just not in my cards.  Together they made 4 times as much as I did.
Then along came MMM and I got my act together.  I paid off my mortgage and retired.  That couple is still working...

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