LHS Episode #443: The Weekender LXXXIII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.

73 de The LHS Crew

LHS Episode #443: The Weekender LXXXIII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.

73 de The LHS Crew

Show Notes #443: The Weekender LXXXIII

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This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)

  • Contests Next Weekend
  • Special Events
  • Announcements
    • Year-end recording will happen on Dec 16, 2021. We will be inviting listeners to be on the show so if you have a microphone and headset, please plan on joining us as we wrap up 2021.
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
    • Mentor a new ham or find a question on a ham radio-related message board and answer it if you have the knowledge to do so.

This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)

  • Distros to Try
  • Events
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
    • Consider the gift of open source for someone on your friends and family list for the holiday season.

This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)

  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • White Christmas Pie
  • Description
    • 20 years ago Russ and I attended a cooking demonstration where a locally owned restaurant demonstrated one of their top selling pies around the Christmas season.  One bite and we were hooked.  Sadly, I completely forgot about this recipe until a few days ago... so I decided to pull it out and dust it off!
  • Ingredients
    • 2 baked (8”) pie shells (graham cracker crust also works well)
    • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/3 cup lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup coconut
    • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans are my personal favorite)
    • 1 can (15 oz) crushed pineapple, well drained
    • 1/2 teaspoon pineapple extract
    • 1 container (12 oz) whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
  • Directions
    • Combine milk, lemon juice, coconut, nuts, pineapple and pineapple flavoring. Stir in whipped topping and pour mixture into pie shells. Chill for 4 hours. 12-16 servings. Note: One 10” pie crust may be substituted for the two 8”. For Christmas, it's especially festive when you dollop some cherry pie filling on each piece.
  • Cheryl's Mixed Drink Corner
  • Hot Buttered Rum
  • Description
    • I've always been a Hot Buttered Rum fan, thanks to my dad.  While Russ and were vacationing in New England over the last 2 weeks, I decided to try the Hot Buttered Rum at Maine Craft Distilling in Portland, ME on a very cold day!  It was perfect!  I'm not sure if Russ liked it, though (he's not a huge fan of hot drinks)... but I was very happy!
  • Ingredients (4 Drinks)
    • 6 tablespoons salted butter, softened
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Ingredients (1 Drink)
    • 1-1/2 tablespoons spiced butter
    • 2 ounces rum
    • 6 ounces boiling water*
  • Directions (Cocktail)
    • Make the spiced butter: Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to your softened butter. Use a spatula to mix the butter together with the sugar and spices until everything is incorporated well. Use immediately or refrigerate until making the drinks. To make the drinks: Add 1-1/2 tablespoons of the spiced butter to each glass. Add rum and boiling water and stir until combined. If you like a sweeter drink, top with whipped cream. Note: *Some recipes use apple cider for a sweeter spin. We prefer drinks that are lightly sweet and boiling water is most traditional.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey (A Blend)
  • Description
    • The Breckenridge Distillery is the “World’s Highest Distillery”. Founded in 2008, the Breckenridge Distillery is most widely known for its blended bourbon whiskey, a high-rye mash American-style whiskey. Since coming online in 2008 and releasing its first vodka and bourbon three years later, Breckenridge Distillery has quickly become an award-winning producer of fine spirits, being designated one of the top three bourbons in the U.S. How it all came to be, however, stems from a mix of just the right ingredients, a hint of luck and a deep love for quality whiskey. Our award-winning, high-rye Bourbon Whiskey is aged for a minimum of three years, in charred, new American oak barrels, and blended to reveal the unique qualities of the Bourbon Whiskey. Deep, honey-amber hue with pronounced aromas of butterscotch, candied orange and apple; dry cacao and brown sugar envelop the tongue as the spirit lingers with notes of vanilla and white pepper.
  • Details
    • Mashbill: 56% corn, 38% rye, 6% barley
    • Proof: 86 (43% ABV)
    • Region: Breckenridge, Colorado
    • Color: Medium caramel
    • Nose: Raw corn, vanilla, corn, apple juice, butterscotch, oak, mustiness
    • Taste: Oak, oats, vanilla, various herbs, dried fruit, hazelnut, mineral water, acetone
    • Finish: Short finish with notes of acetone, flour, raw grain and copper
    • Price: $45 (750 ml)
    • Rating: 83

LHS Episode #443: The Weekender LXXXIII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.

73 de The LHS Crew