Follies of the Madmen #330

This wife has a problem bigger than an inconsiderate husband--he's a clinical alcoholic!

From THE ELKS MAGAZINE for November 1950.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 17, 2017
     Category: Addictions | Alcohol | Business | Advertising | Products | Domestic | Appliances | 1950s

The only redeeming thing about Schlitz was the "Tall Boy" - 24 ounces in a single can. More than a pint, less than a quart, two cans were enough to take one through the evening. Unfortunately these are no longer for sale, at least as far as I can tell.
Posted by KDP on 10/17/17 at 08:07 AM
You know those 7.5 ounce cans of soft drinks which are now becoming popular? I wish beer came in that size! The only time I have it around is when I make a roast. All I need is about half a cup, so 2/3 of the can goes to waste. (Before anyone suggests I drink it: no, thank you, sir or madam! It doesn't matter what type/style/whatever, to me, it all tastes like moldy bread.)

Posted by Phideaux on 10/17/17 at 09:52 AM
I've heard it described as liquid bread in the past. I get your point, Phideaux.
Posted by KDP on 10/17/17 at 11:53 AM
All beer tastes like crud in a can. The bottle makes a big difference.

My father was in Elks, and I met a lot of them. I think every one would have fridge's stocked like that, except for their pesky wives.
Posted by Virtual on 10/17/17 at 05:35 PM
Phideaux: The simple (?) solution is to bake some bread.
The (?)~~~ I have never baked bread. If you can bake it with the roast, great. Before or after, it still means heating the oven once.
Posted by BMN on 10/18/17 at 02:35 AM
@BMN -- Thanks. I'd have to make a 2/3 batch (most recipes call for a standard 12 oz. can/bottle of beer). Can't do them both together -- breads are generally 350 degrees or higher. Roasts are best done at 200-250 degrees.

You should make bread! Hot out of the oven and the butter melting all the way through the slice is one of life's simple pleasures that's absolutely fantastic! There are no-knead recipes which break it down into sessions of a few minutes each over the course of a day or two.

Consider it part of the "try anything once" dictum or as aspect of ". . . cook a tasty meal . . ." for Heinlein's 'Competent Man /Specialization is for Insects ' statement.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/18/17 at 10:56 AM
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