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Show Notes #333: The Weekender XLIV

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This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)

  • Contests
  • State QSO Party Challenge
    • Virginia
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • Special Events
  • Announcements
    • Hamvention 2020 Campaign - all funds moved to 2021
    • Coffee Give-a-way and Store Purchases
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
    • Maintain your sanity while the world goes to shit around you.

This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)

  • Distros to Try
  • Events
    • We'll assume all events are canceled for at least the next fortnight.
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
    • Maintain your sanity while the world goes to shit around you.

This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)

  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • Shepherd's Pie
  • Description
    • On Pi Day, we had our annual St. Pats/Pi Day party.  SO, we had all Irish/Pie related items (Pasties, Shepherds Pie, mini caramel apple pies, mini apple pies, mini Irish Cream pies, etc).  Because we serve food all night, buffet style, I had to modify the Shepherd's pie to work in a slow cooker.  Russ, and several others, gave it 2 thumbs up!
  • Ingredients
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1 12-16oz package of frozen pea/carrots
    • 1 can sliced mushrooms
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon Worchestershire Sauce
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Sprinkle of dried thyme
    • Sprinkle of dried Rosemary
    • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
    • Mashed potatoes to cover top
    • Shredded cheddar (optional)
  • Directions
    • Brown ground beef, adding onion to soften; drain.  Place all ingredients in slow cooker, stir well.  Cook on low for 3-4 hours.  In the last hour, add the mashed potatoes to the top (as a crust), and place cheese on top of the potatoes (if you like).
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Aberlour 12 Speyside Single Malt
  • Description
    • All our single malts are made with the best local ingredients of barley and soft water from nearby mountain, Ben Rinnes. Our expertly crafted new spirit is usually matured for a minimum of 12 years both in the finest hand-picked Oloroso Sherry butts and American Oak barrels. It’s this double cask maturation which subtly brings together the characteristics of each cask to create a truly rich and rewardingly complex range of single malts. The 12 year-old expression is a fine example of how the distinctively crisp, citrus character of Aberlour's new distillate is deftly softened by double cask maturation, as the mellowed spirits within are combined to deliver a subtly balanced flavour.
  • Details
    • Mashbill: 100% malted barley
    • ABV: 40% (80 Proof)
    • Region: Aberlour, Strathspey, Scotland 
    • Color: Golden amber with a hint of mahogany
    • Nose: Walnut, red apple, butter, raisin, toasted oak
    • Taste: Citrus fruit, sherry, cinnamon, butter, maple, raisins, dried banana, chocolate, char
    • Finish: Warm and slightly bitter with a hint of raisins, sherry, honey, chocolate and clove
    • Price: $45 (750ml)
    • Rating: 86
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • Bulleit Bourbon
  • Details
    • Medium amber in color, with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas. Mid-palate is smooth, with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg. Finish is long, dry and satiny with a light toffee flavor. 90 proof (45% ABV). Mashbill: 68% corn, 28% rye, 4% malted barley.

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