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Found at Nick’s Dude Foods modified with Lusty Monk

Ingredients:
1 lb elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons Lusty Monk Original Sin mustard
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk, warmed
1 -2 lb sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

1 Boil and drain macaroni per box instructions.
2 Melt the butter in a skillet.
3 Sprinkle in flour and stir until pasty.
4 Whisk in warmed milk and let cook until thickened.
5 Add cheese and Lusty Monk to sauce
6 Add sauce to pasta.

MacAndCheeseBaconWeaveTaco3-150x150Weave bacon into shell shape, bake until desired crispiness

Add lettuce, tomato and mac and cheese to bacon shell

 

Man Sought in Bathroom Beer Heist

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beer-in-the-bathroom-stall-1Beer-guzzling suspect sought in theft

By Austin L. Miller
Staff writer
Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.
OCALA – Police are looking for a man accused of putting three cans of beer in his pants and going into a store bathroom and consuming the beverages without paying for them.

An officer with the Ocala Police Department viewed surveillance video taken Thursday at the Stop and Shop at 470 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala. The video shows a man taking two Schlitz 16-ounce malt liquor beverages and one Becks 16-ounce beer from a cooler and placing them down the front of his pants.

The beverages were priced at $3 each.

A clerk said that when the man came out of the bathroom he tried to stop him but the man pushed him out of the way and walked out of the store. The clerk said the three beer cans were empty in the bathroom trash bin.

The suspect is described as a white male who was wearing a black and white striped shirt, dark blue jeans and a black baseball cap with sunglasses sitting on top. He has long sideburns and a goatee.

Anyone with information can call the Ocala Police Department at 369-7000, Crime Line at 369-7061 or Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP.

Look up in the sky it’s a beer delivery drone!

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Drone beer delivery hopes rise – then crash
By Joseph Lindberg
jlindberg@pioneerpress.com

For a brief moment Friday, the skies over the United States appeared to be clear for online retailers, beer makers and journalists to fly drones.

Then they weren’t.

On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration’s only fine against a commercial drone user was dismissed, a move that undermined the agency’s ability to keep commercially operated drones from the sky.

By midday Friday, the FAA issued a notice that it was appealing the decision to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The move, “which has the effect of staying the decision until the Board rules,” was made because the FAA “is concerned that this decision could impact the safe operation of the national airspace system and the safety of people and property on the ground,” the agency said in a statement.

Couch By Couchwest Online Music Festival #CXCW14

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Yes indeedy it is that time of year, If it’s SXSW it’s CXCW  March 9th through March 15th

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Let’s face it, we’re all too broke to go to Austin, and even if we had the money, we couldn’t get out of work anyway. There’s this pesky thing called “life” that keeps getting in the way. Allow us to introduce you to Couch by Couchwest.

960X960CXCW is an annual online music festival that is for everyone. No badges, lanyards, bracelets, parking fees, ticket lines, exclusive parties, VIP tents, porta-potties, babysitters, dogsitters, expensive beer prices, or crappy hotel rooms…just the sweet comfort of your own couch. Here’s how it works, artists and bands from all over the globe record a video performance for us from their living rooms, kitchens, porches, bathrooms, you name it…pretty much anywhere but a stage…and we post them during the week of the festival (March 9 – 15, 2014).

Listen, you’re not the only person out there stuck in an office or a classroom or at home while all the supposed “cool kids” are trudging through the crowds of Austin. We are here for you, friends! So crack open a beer and a laptop, crank up the volume, and enjoy the couch!

Musicians: Please upload your unique to CXCW 2014 video (i.e. for the CXCW festival) to YouTube or Vimeo and send the link to us via the below form or to cxcwest at gmail dot com. (Think of this video as your performance for the Couch by Couchwest audience.)

  • Videos do not have to be recorded on a couch, but they should be recorded essentially anywhere but a stage (we strongly encourage creativity). See these videos from CXCW 2012 for examples.
  • Submitted videos should be unique (i.e. for the CXCW audience). Please do not send us promos, EPK’s, live concert footage, music videos, slideshows, etc…
  • Low-budget iPhone videos are absolutely acceptable, in fact, they are encouraged.
  • For the love of god, no lip syncing.
  • You may do more than one video, but if we run out of time we may post both videos at the same time, or post only one. Your best bet is to do one kick-ass video that knocks our socks off!
  • Please tag your video with “CXCW2014″ so that we may keep track of it on our YouTube channel (if you use Vimeo or some other service, please do the same).
  • Also please include where you are from and any links you wish us to use (website, facebook, twitter, etc…) so that we may point our readers to you.
  • If you are uploading your video prior to the start of the festival, please set it to “Unlisted”. This can be changed once the festival starts. Setting it to “Private” means we won’t be able to see it.
  • We will be your new best friends if you submit your video link in this format – Youtube: Share: Embed: Video Size: 640 x 360/480, copy/paste
  • We love all types of music and will try to post everything (unless overly offensive of course…i.e. Nickleback covers). Only Darius Rucker* is allowed to send in a video of “Wagon Wheel.”

*The Darius Rucker “Wagon Wheel” provision was enacted in 2012 well before his version was even recorded, and quite frankly, we are amazed and sickened at the power we wield. Proof. This provision still stands and is henceforth known as the Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel Provision of 2012.

Those in the crowd: we want to see how you spend the CXCW festival! Send us pics of your CXCW festivities, recipes, haikus, pet photos, avant garde performance art, kegerator, moonshine still, etc… viacxcwest at gmail dot com.

We are currently accepting submissions, but we will not begin posting them until March 9. Receiving videos ahead of time makes life a lot easier on this end, and allows us more time to watch videos and drink beer during the week (hint hint).  The last day to submit photos/videos is at 12:00pm Noon Eastern/9:00am Pacific time March 15th!

Remember, we do hand out dubious awards at the end of the festival so be creative and get your rock on!

Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.

Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.

CXCW2014 Beardliest Beard & Mustachliest Mustache Contest
The fine folks at The Mod Cabin have graciously offered some of their premium beard and mustache care products to us, so what to do…HAVE A BEARD AND MUSTACHE CONTEST OF COURSE! Winner for each category will win a Mod Cabin prize pack which will consist of Beard Balm + Beard Oil set and Mustache Wax + Mustache Comb respectively. To enter simply tweet or email us a photo of your glorious face fur tagged with #CXCWbeard or #CXCWmustache

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CXCW2014 Taco Tuesday Contest
Here at CXCW, Taco Tuesday runs from Tuesday to Saturday. Send us photos and/or recipes to be entered. Please tag with #CXCWtacos

CXCW2014 Waffle Taco Wednesday Contest
We want to see your best examples of the infamous Waffle Taco. Send us photos and/or recipes to be entered. Please tag with #CXCWwaffletaco

CXCW2014 Haiku Contest
It’s a CXCW tradition, tweet us or send us your CXCW Haiku to be entered. Please tag with #CXCWhaiku

CXCW2014 “Roll-Your-Own” Poster Contest
Budgetary cuts have forced CXCW to slash budgets and gut departments, and of course the lowly art department is the first thing to go. This is where you all come in friends. We know there are some talented people out there who can create MUCH better posters than we ever dreamed of, plus we enjoy seeing what you guys come up with. So this year we are announcing our CXCW Poster contest. Send us your best CXCW poster via twitter or email to be entered. All entries will be entered in the final CXCW2014 Raffle to win prizes from our prize pool. Please tag your tweet/email with #CXCWposter to be entered. To view the posters we have received, please visit our Downloads page.

CXCW2014 Poster Posting Contest
What good is having a bunch of awesome posters if they never get posted anywhere? Here’s how it works, choose from the posters on our downloads page and send us a photo of one posted somewhere. Around your town, at your favorite bar, on your own walls, in your Grandma’s bathroom, hell we don’t care and we LOVE creativity. Send us a photo via twitter or email to be entered. Make sure to use the tag #CXCWposter to be entered.

The CXCW2014 Prize Pool
Participants from all contests (except beard & mustache) will be entered into one big CXCW raffle at the end where we will draw names at random for each of the prizes listed below. Please note: you may participate as much as you like in each contest, but you will only be counted once per contest entered (example: You send in an entry for 3 contests, your name will go into the raffle 3 times. You send in 3 entries to one contest, you will go into the raffle once).

 

 

Visit the CXCW Archives for a list of past performers, and highlights from previous year’s CXCW festivals.

Contact us at cxcwest@gmail.com

For video and photo submissions, please see the Submissions page.

Visit our Youtube channel for videos from past CXCW fests.

Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Text us: 240-CXCWEST (240-292-9378)

 

Mardi Gras Dyed Decadent @Lustymonk Deviled Eggs

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Coloring instructions and photo from Happier Than A pig in Mud

“1 tsp vinegar, 1/2 C warm water and about 20 drops of food coloring for each color.
Dip them until you get the desired color. After each dipping I turned them upside down on a paper towel to drain.
I’ll be honest and say purple isn’t an easy color folks. For every 10 drops of red add 2-3 of blue. Mine kinda looked brown so I read to add a pinch of baking soda and did… figured it couldn’t hurt.
For the best coloring, these eggs should be eaten the day they’re made.”

mardi gras eggs

 

6 large eggs

12 small romaine lettuce leaves

2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 teaspoons Lusty Monk Alter Boy mustard

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, optional

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 anchovy fillet, minced

1 small clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese or more, to taste

Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once water begins to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer eggs for exactly 10 minutes. Drain eggs and cover with cold water. This will help the eggs chill more quickly.

Arrange 12 small lettuce leaves on a serving platter. Carefully peel eggs and cut in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and place them in a small bowl. Arrange egg whites on lettuce. Mash yolks with mayonnaise, LustyMonk mustard, Worcestershire (if using), lemon juice and 1 tablespoon parsley until smooth. Season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set filling aside.

In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add anchovy and garlic, and cook, stirring until anchovy begins to dissolve into oil, about 1 minute. Add lemon zest and bread crumbs, and sauté them until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in Parmesan , then aside.

When you’re ready to serve eggs, spoon yolk mixture into cavities of egg whites, mounding it slightly in the center. Sprinkle each egg with some of the crumb mixture (about 1 teaspoon), allowing some to spill onto the lettuce cups. Garnish with remaining chopped parsley and serve.

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