Barbecued Chicken Thighs, II; the pool and a mystery

Can one ever have too many barbecued chicken recipes?

The barbecue sauce is simple. I heat it only because it helps meld the flavors of the spices.

Use half as a basting sauce and half as a dipping sauce.

The barbecue sauce works on chicken breasts, pork chops, or whatever you have on the grill. (Not steak…. Please,)

Barbecued Chicken Thighs, II

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt, pepper
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Barbecued Chicken Thighs

Instructions:

  • Sauce:  In a small saucepan gently heat all ingredients for barbecue sauce, except oil.
  • When warm, remove half of the sauce to a bowl.
  • Add oil to the bowl to make the basting sauce.
  • Chicken: Rub thighs with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cook thighs on barbecue grill for 25 minutes, turning once or twice.
  • Start basting after 10 minutes and baste 2 – 3 times. They’ll be done when they are nicely browned and the juices run clear when pierced with a knife.
  • Serve with remaining barbecue sauce on the side.

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Here is my mystery – any tech  people out there with a possible answer?

12 years ago I had an email address with the French telephone company.

The address ended in @wanadoo.fr

They changed it to @orange.fr and all of us users were given the option to change to ‘orange’ or keep ‘wanadoo’.

For obvious reasons (spelling, ease of understanding, etc.) I changed to @orange’fr.

For 12 years I have used @orange.fr.

Recently I started getting spam addressed to @wanadoo.fr. It was French spam so I ignored it. Apparently Orange is still forwarding Wanadoo emails..

Then I started getting hardcore, right wing, MAGA, we worship 45, political letters from the US. I was thanked for subscribing (I hadn’t) and prevented from unsubscribing. (I tried.)

Since it’s a non-existent email address I was stymied.

Then, this morning I got a notice from Google saying that the password for my gmail account, ‘wanadoo.fr’ had been changed.

Does that look like a gmail account to anyone?

When I tried to access it I was told it didn’t exist. 

Of course it doesn’t exist… I know it doesn’t exist… But you just told me it did and now you’re telling me it doesn’t !?!

It gets better….

I received another email from Google saying that I had successfully linked my @wanadoo.fr account to my gmail account ‘IJustStoleYourIdentity@gmail….

Does that mean whoever stole my non-existent address will now be getting the Evangelical propaganda emails?

Does that mean there is poetic justice in this world?

I can’t decide if I should be worried or grateful.

As to the pool – we know we are pleased with the progress this week:

Of course he’s already turned part of it into a work area…..

Last update on August 31, 2018

8 thoughts on “Barbecued Chicken Thighs, II; the pool and a mystery”

  1. I’m guessing that someone hacked into the old wanadoo email and, since most of the passwords were probably simple, took over as many emails as possible not realizing it’s no longer an active service. Since the emails were being forwarded to you, one of two things are probably going to happen. Either you will no longer see any spam from the old wanadoo address, or the worst case scenario, the hacker will now increase the spam exponentially. However, you can usually set up a filter to exclude certain things such as adding *.wanadoo.fr to your block or delete list. That way, they’ll get stopped at the server and you won’t even see them.

    • Well, the spam has stopped, but I started getting ‘mail undeliverable’ notices so they are using it to spam others. They are tapering off, tho,. I had that happen with another account a few years ago I had 900 notices one day – and it was an account I was using. It happened for 2 or 3 days, then stopped and never again, This time I had 6, then 2 and today none What a waste of time

  2. The BBQ chicken, I’m with you all the way. Never have too much.
    Likewise the pool, looks grand! I’ll bring my suit.
    But wow oh wow that’s a convoluted mess with the emails … don’t think I want a part of that one.

  3. Wow! The pool looks fantastic! I particularly like the deck that will ensure way less grass from going into the pool to clog the filters.

    Of course there can never be too much barbecued chicken or too many recipes for barbecue sauce!

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