Spam and Eggs

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SPAM

Spam? Yes Spam! Here we go again, one of The Dudes all-time favorites from childhood. His Mom always had some in the cupboard where she would pull some out and serve it up with Scrambled or Fried Eggs if she was all out of fresh Polish Kielbasa, which the Lebowski’s liked best, but they always had a good old can of Spam on hand just in case they needed it. Little Jeffrey really loved the taste and still does till this very day. And like his Mom, The Dude always has a can or two on hand right next to the Tuna in the cupboard. It’s there if he has to make something good and tasty in a pinch. The Dude also always has eggs in the frig, so if he doesn’t have anything else, The Dude always has of course the Tuna, a can or two of Spam, and Eggs, so he can always have a plate of tasty Fried Eggs & Spam. Yumm!!! It’s a good thing to do, so make sure you do as the Dude and always have a can on hand too, along with; butter, canned Tuna, Eggs, and Spam, Ramen, Mustard, and Mayo and you’ll never go hungry. Oh, yes, and you just know that along with Potato Chips and canned Tuna, The Dude subsisted on Spam as one of his main staple-foods during his illustrious college days of yore. The Dude’s Mom was always very kind and considerate during the Dudes college years, sending many Care Packages to her son Jeffrey. The care packages always filled with cans of Tuna, Spam, packages ofSpaghetti, Jars of Tomato Sauce, Twinkies, and Ring Dings. What a nice Mom that Mrs. Lebowski was, and still is to this day.

Yes “SPAM?” Spam is somewhat of a social food phenomenon of the U.S., especially in the great state of Hawaii where it is it is as Hawaiian as Apple Pie is American.

Spam is a pork based Ham-Type product that was developed during World War II to help to feed both Soldiers and civilians during the Second World War. Spam the brand is not all that economical compared to other meats or meat product. However, used in the proper manner with other ingredient and compared to going out to eat a Breakfast or Lunch out, the use of Spam or other similar product can prove to be quite inexpensive and a great saver of Money, something the Dude always keeps in mind when shopping and cooking his meals. The price per pound of Spam does make it a bit expensive compared to buying a larger piece of real ham or a fresh piece of pork. The latest price we’ve seen was $3.59 for a 12 oz. can.

There are other products that are almost the same as Spam and cost far less, and The Dude usually buys a brand from Holland that you can get in most markets in Chinatown in LA or New York for $1.59 for the same 12 oz. can. A savings of $2.00, that’s quite good.

One of the best meals to make from Spam and one of the Dudes personal favorites, is to slice and fry two pieces of Spam and serve with either dry-seasoned Ramen Noodles and or two Fried or 









Scrambled Eggs. Nuff said.

 

 

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SPAM RECIPES INSIDE

 
SPAM DISHES

So as the Dude has already pointed out, simply frying up some Spam and a couple eggs is one of his favorite of all his Spam-Dishes. Fried Eggs or Scramble depending on The Dudes mood, these are all good for The Dude in whatever mood. Also pretty much the same thing but on a roll is a Spam and Egg Sandwich. You get yourself a nice Hard Roll (or Bread), fry up a couple slices of Spam and fry or scramble 1 or 2 eggs, plop them on your roll or between two slices of bread and “Voila” you’ve got yourself a tasty Duder Spam & Egg Sandwich. And yes if you want to Guild the Lilly as they say, yes you can throw on a slice of cheese.

 

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This one on an English Muffin

Supposedly there are tons of ways to cook and utilize Spam. There are books written on the subject. Booklets anyways. Dude knows this, but he likes to keep it simple and the few Spam preparations he makes are so tasty and satisfying, the Dude doesn’t see any reason to mess with a whole bunch of others. So the Dude eats the Spam in two different ways, either as is in the just mentioned sandwich, simply 2 slices of Fried Spam with 2 eggs, or he throws Ramen into the mix, in which he’ll have on a plate, a portion of Ramen seasoned with salt, pepper, and Sesame Oil, 1 Fried Egg, and a slice or two of fried Spam. That’s it, nice, simply, and easy, and of course, tasty as can be. Walter likes em too, as the Spam in the can reminds Walter of his days in “Nam,” (Vietnam) and the K-Rations the soldiers were given to eat in the field.

 

 

SPAM & RAMEN alla DUDERINO

 

Dude invented this tasty little dish one day when he was hungry for mid-afternoon lunch. He made it with some favorites that he always has on hand; Eggs, Spam, Peas, and Ramen Noodles of course. It’s right quick (12 minutes) to make and tasty as can be, and you know The Dude just wouldn’t have it any other way.

INGREDIENTS :

1 package Ramen Noodles

1 Extra Large Egg

2 slices Spam

¼ cup frozen Peas

3 tablespoons Olive Oil, Salt & Black Pepper

¼ teaspoon Maggi’s Sauce, 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil

Hot Sauce, optional

Cook Spam in olive in a frying pan, 2 minutes on each side until nicely browned over medium heat.

Remove Spam from pan and set aside. Beat an egg in a small bowl with a pinch of salt & pepper and cook in the pan the spam cooked in until eggs are cooked through.

Cook Ramen in boiling water according directions on pack-age. Cut Spam into small squares and add to pan. Add peas to pan and cook 1 minute. Turn heat off.

Drain Ramen from water and add to pan. Add Maggi’s Sauce and Sesame Oil to pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste, mix all ingredients and serve.

 

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DUDE’S   “RAMEN & SPAM”
One of The MANY VARIATIONS on The THEME
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Rocket Man Kim Jong-Un

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She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero Hour 9 AM
And I’m gonna be High as a Kite by then
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
 
 
 
“Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” Mr Trump said. He said of the US: “If it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
 
Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote the song “Rocket Man” almost 50 years ago.
But the song, which tells of the melancholy and loneliness experienced by an astronaut “on such a timeless flight”, has been getting plenty of publicity in recent days courtesy of Donald Trump, who has chosen it as his nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
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ROCKET MAN
 
Original Recording
ROCKET MAN
 
 
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KIM JONG-UN
 
ROCKET MAN
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“Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,”

 
 
 
 
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The Rolling Stones Fashion

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On May 4, 1963, the Rolling Stones, then a scrappy quintet known mostly for banging out Chuck Berry covers, gathered for their first official photo shoot on the streets of London’s Chelsea district.
Five bad boys in the making, some still sporting adolescent pimples, they slouched in ratty sweaters, rumpled jackets and ill-fitting trousers, looking like students stumbling through a three-day bender after getting expelled.
“Word got out that the results of the session were disgusting,” Andrew Loog Oldham, the Stones’ manager, later said. And he could barely contain his glee. That just-got-out-of-bed, to-hell-with-you look, Mr. Oldham added (he used considerably saltier language) “would define them and divine them.”
But it would hardly limit them. Over the next five decades, the Stones would turn the stage into the world’s largest runway, transforming their look constantly and radically, even as they stayed true to their filthy, blues-based sound.
The band’s vast fashion legacy is on full display at a show opening Saturday in New York, “Exhibitionism — The Rolling Stones,” billed as the largest collection of the Stones’ stage outfits, musical instruments and memorabilia ever assembled. The show takes place at Industria, a sprawling studio and event space in the West Village, after a five-month run at the Saatchi Gallery in London that drew more than 350,000 visitors.
 
Mick and Ronnie
 
“TENNIS ANYONE” ???
 
 
The techy, multimedia exhibition contains old diaries, notebooks filled with lyrics, original cover art and historically significant guitars in glass cases. Video screens flicker with historical concert footage, and recorded audio of the band talking about songwriting wafts overhead.
The exhibition also features meticulous re-creations of a Stones recording studio and the infamous hovel at 102 Edith Grove in London that Mr. Jagger shared with Keith Richards and Brian Jones in 1962 and ’63, complete with peeling wallpaper, discarded Playboy magazines and an artificial odor that suggests stale beer and old socks. (“I kept saying, ‘C’mon guys, there are too many beer bottles, too many dishes in the sink,” recalled Mick Jagger, in a telephone interview from Los Angeles last week.) Think of “Exhibitionism” as the King Tut exhibition for the dad-jeans set.
But it is the floors filled with period Stones outfits, many not seen in public for decades, that serve to underscore the band’s incalculable influence on rock style.
Although David Bowie generally got credit for being rock’s ultimate chameleon, the Stones went one further: They invented the very image of the modern rock star.
With a fashion sensibility that was one part Vogue magazine and one part skin magazine, the Stones laid the groundwork for punk, dandified Mod, pushed psychedelia to its cartoon extreme and basically invented glam rock. And that was just the ’60s.
“You want to be new, you want to be eye-catching and yet elegant, but yet crazy, because you’re onstage,” said Mr. Jagger, explaining his sartorial philosophy in the interview. “It’s not just five blokes in bluejeans going on with a lot of amps, you know what I mean?”
The collection starts at the beginning, with Mr. Jones’s houndstooth-check jacket from 1963, a relic of that blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment where the Stones attempted to be G-rated teen idols in matching uniforms, à la Herman’s Hermits.
“In the early ’60s, one of the big fashion things was the Beatles’ jackets,” Mr. Jagger said. “That was something different. Clothes were immediately talked about on men, as well as on women performers.”
Even so, he added, the band was always mystified why their manager, who curated its bad-boy image as the anti-Beatles, wanted to experiment with uniforms. “It was a really weird thing, the matching jackets,” Mr. Jagger said, because Mr. Oldham’s “whole thing was to be not like that. He was the one who wanted to be different.”
And very quickly, they were. By the time the Stones were starting to cross over in America in 1964 and 1965, they already looked vaguely dangerous, at least to teen-pop audiences weaned on Neil Sedaka.
“You saw the scruffiness, the down-dressing that really didn’t exist in the American vocabulary: the mismatched look, the leather jackets, adopting some of the traditional rhythm-and-blues style,” said the designer Anna Sui, a lifelong Stones fan. “And then, throwing in a pair of white shoes. It was just like, ‘Wow, what is this?’ That’s how guys reacted. And to this day, you see guys dressing exactly that way.”
Soon, the Stones were serving as global ambassadors of a very different style, the Swinging London dandy look coming out of Carnaby Street and King’s Road. That is exemplified in the exhibition by Mr. Watts’s blue-and-green tartan suit by Granny Takes a Trip, the seminal King’s Road boutique of the era, and Mr. Jagger’s red Grenadier military guardsman drummer’s jacket, which he wore while performing “Paint It Black” on the TV show “Ready Steady Go!” on May 27, 1966.
 
 
Check Out BRIAN’S HAT !!!
 
 
 
Victorian cravats and Regency-era ruffled shirts were the order of the day. “It was really the ‘anything goes’ period,” Mr. Jagger said. “There was a lot of antique clothing being sold, and a lot of it was revived Romantic stuff in velvets and things like that.”
The style cues did not only come from the streets, but also from the fashion establishment. “I was seeing fashion a lot. I was great friends with David Bailey,” Mr. Jagger said, referring to the fashion photographer, “so I’d be hanging out with people from like Vogue and that sort of thing.”
While some outfits in the exhibition still look cover-worthy (Mr. Jagger’s Beau Brummel-esque black velvet frock coat from 1965 comes to mind), the Stones were not simply recycling swinging London in the prepackaged manner of the fashion glossies.
“I loved the fact that they looked like Romantic poets with lace trim sleeves and brooches and brocaded jackets,” Ms. Sui said. “Everything was askew, and it became another way of looking really cool.”
That mid-’60s dandy look may have borrowed from the gender-blurring Oscar Wilde style vernacular. But it was scarcely a hint of what was to come.
 
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On July 5, 1969, during a memorial concert in London’s Hyde Park for Brian Jones (the band’s founder who drowned shortly after being fired from the band), Mr. Jagger strode onstage in white voile Michael Fish man-dress with ruffled bishop’s sleeves and a bow-laced front. A re-creation of the dress is on display in “Exhibitionism.”
The Stones had essentially created “glam rock,” said Simon Reynolds, the author of “Shock and Awe,” a new book on that ’70s music movement. “Bowie is often regarded as the pioneer when it comes to gender-bending and extreme fashion statements in rock,” Mr. Reynolds said. “But many of the things he’s been celebrated for had actually already been done by the Rolling Stones.”
Keith Richards, for example, was rifling through his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg’s closet for his groundbreaking ensembles. “It really pissed off Charlie Watts, with his walk-in cupboards of impeccable Savile Row suits, that I started to become a fashion icon for wearing my old lady’s clothes,” Mr. Richards wrote in his 2010 autobiography, “Life.”
By the landmark 1972 tour, it was simply expected that Mr. Jagger would take the stage in eye-shadow and skintight velvet jumpsuits by Ossie Clark, three of which are on display.
“These kinds of jumpsuits, they were really easy, you didn’t have to make any decisions,” Mr. Jagger said. “You were just like, ‘Is it going to be this color or this color,’ then put a scarf over it and you’re ready. They were very  comfortable to wear. They were, like, sexy, and you could move in them.”
For his part, Mr. Jagger thinks the androgyny thing was overblown. “I mean, do you think the jumpsuits are androgynous?” he said. “I suppose the colors are. I mean, I never saw any women wearing them.”
“The innocence of it was, you weren’t really consciously thinking about the androgynous part of it,” he said. “You were hoping other people would notice it, or journalists would write about it, and you’d go, ‘First I’m going to look up what ‘androgynous’ really means, and then I’m going to analyze it.’”
If the band had burned out at that point, like so many of their contemporaries, the clothes in “Exhibitionism” would still make for a watershed retrospective. The Stones of the ’60s and ’70s had an impact on men’s style that is inestimable.
“I’ve lost count of how many mood boards I’ve seen with photos of Mick and Keith, and Brian Jones and Charlie Watts, too,” said Will Welch, the editor in chief of GQ Style. “Fashion designer inspiration boards, collages on the walls at cool men’s stores, corporate-branding PowerPoint presentations, the pages of men’s magazines including GQ and GQ Style: The list goes on.”
“But that hasn’t watered down the power of the band or their legacy a bit,” he said. “What blows me away is that there always seem to be more photos we haven’t seen. It’s like, how many lives did these guys live?”
The Rolling Stones, in fact, had another 40 years of head-turning looks.
 
SOME GIRLS
The ROLLING STONES
 
 
As disco became a punch line in the late ’70s, the Stones seemed to salvage a degree of cultural credibility for it by reaching for the white suits and skinny ties and cranking out slick dance-pop numbers like “Miss You.”
In the early ’80s, the Day-Glo explosion of MTV videos seemed like kid’s stuff except when Mr. Jagger would show up onstage in tangerine-orange, blue and gold athletic pants by Antony Price (also in the exhibition), turning a 50,000-seat football stadium into his personal Jazzercise class.
By the ’90s, the Stones were a Fortune 500-level touring behemoth, and their clothes reflected their status as the new establishment.
Mr. Richards turned his status as rock’s ur-rebel into a brand, performing in a swashbuckling assemblage of animal-print coats, headbands and sash belts that synergized with his role as Captain Teague in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.
 
Mr. Jagger, meanwhile, went couture, working with the leading fashion designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen and Hedi Slimane, for stage outfits that would pop even for fans squinting from the bleachers.
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“I just think they were the people who were going to do the best job,” Mr. Jagger said. “It’s just a natural progression to work with the best fashion designers available.”
As “Exhibitionism” proves, corporate need not equal bland. Take, for example, a spectacular knee-length sequined coat by Alexander McQueen, superimposed with haunting images of the children of Czar Nicholas II, that the singer wore during the “Bridges to Babylon” tour of the late ’90s.
After 54 years and seemingly 54,000 fashion experiments, the only remaining question seems to be whether Mr. Jagger regretted any particular outfit. “Ah, that’s a horrible question!” he said with a laugh. “You’re bound to make mistakes.”
“There are so many ghastly awful ones,” he added, “but at the time, everyone loved them, you know what I mean?”
 
 
 
“You always have to go further and go to more to the defense of the ridiculous in fashion,” he said. “You have to go and take chances, and people are going to laugh, and maybe it’s not going to be a success.
“But there is no success without risk.”
 
 
MICK
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jerry Lewis Tribute RIP

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JERRY
 
R.I.P.
Jerry was the last of the Great Era of a Group of Iconic Entertainers like FRANK SINATRA,
DEAN MARTIN , SANMMY DAVIS Jr. and of Course JERRY LEWIS  … There has never been 
group quite like these Guys and in all likelihood, will ner be again. God Bless them
All and keep their Memories Alive !
MARTIN & LEWIS
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With DINO & SINATRA
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His TELETHON
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The NUTTY PROFESSOR
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The KING of COMEDY
 
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OJ Simpson is FREE

 

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OJ SIMPSON Reaction after NEVADA PAROLE BOARD Grants Him PAROLE

 

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OJ SIMPSON Smiles as he hears the GOOD NEWS He wanted to Hear

He will be FREE and released from PRISON Shortly

and will be on PAROLE

 

 

 

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OJ SIMPSON Fist Pumps in Triumph

as he is acquitted of MURDER CHARGES in a LOS ANGELOS COURT

 

 

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OJ SIMPSON at His PAROLE HEARING in NEVADA

 

 

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OJ SIMPSON in Better Days

as a star NFL RUNNING BACK for the BUFFALO BILLS

 

 

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OJ Simpson as Pitchman for HERTZ Rent a Car

 

 

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The INFAMOUS OJ SIMPSON FORD BRONCO

California Highway Chase Incident

 

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OJ SIMPSON and part of his DREAM TEAM

with the late JOHNNY COCHRAN and ROBERT SCHAPIRO

 

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OJ Gets Choked Up

at his PAROLE HEARING at LOVELOCK CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

 

 

 

 

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Casablanca

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HUMPHREY BOGART
 
 
 
 


 
CASABLANCA
Original MOVIE POSTER
STARRING HUMPHREY BOGART
INGRID BERGMAN
PAUL HENREID
PETER LORREE
SIDNEY GREENSTREET
CLAUDE RAINES

 
 
CASABLANCA ORIGINAL MOVIE TRAILER
 
 
 
 
“Here’s Looking at you KID”
Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman
FINAL SCENE
 
 
 
 

 
“PLAY IT AGAIN SAM”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RICK & SAM at RICK’S CAFE CASABLANCA
 
 
HUMPHREY BOGART with DOOLEY WILSON
 
 
“AS TIME GOES BY”
 
 
 
 
RICK & ELSA in PARIS
 
 
BOGART & PTER LORRE
 
 
Sidney Greenstreet with Humphrey Bogart
“Louey, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful Friendship?”
Claude Rains & Humphrey Bogart
 
 
 
 
 

 
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SUNDAY SAUCE
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Worlds Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

 

RECIPE:  WORLDS BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour 
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 4 ounces (1 Stick Butter)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 8 ounces Best Quality Dark Chocolate Chips
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  • PREPARATION:
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  • 1.  Sift together flour and baking soda and set aside. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until lemony yellow, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl and paddle. Add sugar, brown sugar and salt. Continue creaming mixture on medium speed until it is smooth and lump free, about 1 minute. Stop mixer and scrape down sides of bowl and paddle.
  • 2.  Add egg and vanilla and beat on low speed for 15 seconds, or until they are fully incorporated. Do not over-beat. Scrape down sides of bowl and paddle.
  • 3.  On low speed, add sifted flour mixture. Beat slowly until all of the flour is incorporated. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add chocolate chunks and mix in.
  • 3.  Heat oven to 350 degrees with the rack positioned in the lower third of the oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Spoon heaping teaspoons of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. If not baking right away, remove small handfuls or spoonfuls of dough from mixer and plop them down on the middle of a sheet of parchment or wax paper, creating a log about 1 1/2 inches wide and 12 inches long. Fold parchment over, creating a sausage. Chill for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight. Using a serrated knife, slice chilled dough into 1/3-inch-thick rounds and place them 2 inches apart, in staggered rows, on parchment-lined sheets and proceed. (Dough will keep nicely, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator for 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw frozen dough at room temperature for 30 minutes before slicing.)
  • 4.  Bake one sheet at a time for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned, rotating the baking sheet front to back halfway through. Remove from heat and slide parchment off baking sheet and onto a work surface. Allow cookies to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving, or for at least 20 minutes before storing in an airtight container. They will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature.
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[BLUTO & POPEYE

BLUTO & POPEYE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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