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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Thought For Today

"A new study says that in America rich people are ruder than poor people. I didn't think anyone hadn't figured that out." - Craig Ferguson

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What Are Some Simple Ways I Can Protect My Home And Family From Zombies?

Some very good answers that you might not have thought of, from Huffington Post.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch." — Orson Welles

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Rec: Microwave Chinese Beef With Brocoli

11 oz. of sliced beef
11 oz. of brocoli
4 tablespoons of oil
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of corn flour
1 teaspoon of wine
1/2 teaspoon of salt


Cut the brocoli into bite-size pieces and mix them
with 2 tablespoons of oil. Cover with cling-wrap.
Marinate the beef with soy sauce, wine and corn
flour for a 1/2 hour. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and mix.
Cover with cling-wrap and cook on HIGH for 3 minutes.
Add brocoli and salt. Cover with cling wrap and cook
for 2 minutes on HIGH.

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Rec: Microwave Beef Sukiyaki Donburi-Bowl

4 cups warm steamed rice
1 lb sirloin beef steak, sliced into 1 x 2-inch pieces
1 pound tofu, cut into 1 x 2 inch cubes
2 cups leek, cut into 2-inch lengths
1 cup zucchini, cut into 1/3-inch slices
1 cup carrots, cut Julienne
1 cup chives or green onions, cut into 1-inch length and cut length wise
1/4 teaspoon red pepper, chopped

Sauce
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup white wine




Place the ingredients in a microwave-safe
bowl (4 liter or 4 quart) and stir until sugar dissolves. Layer
in order, the tofu and the vegetables. Then the beef,
leaving a space in a center of the casserole. Pour the
Sukiyaki Sauce over the ingredients. Cover with a vented
microwave lid and cook on HIGH (1200W) for 12 to 14
minutes. When the beef is done, take out the casserole
and sprinkle with chives. Spoon steamed rice in serving
bowls and top with the Sukiyaki Sauce. Sprinkle with a
small amount of red pepper and serve.



Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Chinese Shredded Beef With Chives

14 oz. of shredded beef
7 oz. of chives (cut into 1 inch length)
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of wine
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of corn flour
1 red chilli, sliced



Marinate the shredded beef with soy sauce, wine and
corn flour for 20 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of oil
and cover with cling-wrap. Cook on HIGH for 3 minutes.
Add in the cut chives and sliced red chilli. Cook on HIGH
for another 2 minutes.

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Rec: Kei's Beef And Bell Peppers

1 lb sirloin beef, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups red bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 1/2 cups yellow bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch strips

Sauce

3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Toban Jyan sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water


Garnish

4 sprigs cilantro


Cut the beef into 3 inch wide blocks. Then cut the blocks
into 1/2-inch strips. Mix the teriyaki sauce ingredients
in bowl. Place the bell peppers in a microwave-safe bowl
(3 quart.) Place the beef on top around the perimeter.
Remember: microwaves do not cook well at the center.
Pour Teriyaki sauce over all. Cover with a microwave lid.
Cook on HIGH (1200W) for 5 to 6 minutes. 4. Stir the
ingredients together and serve. Garnish plates with
cilantro sprigs.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Chinese Beef And Pea Pods

1 lb family steak - (to 1 1/2 lbs) thinly sliced
(works well to freeze it and then cut while partially thawed)
1 can beef consomme soup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 bunch green onions - (abt 8)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 can sliced water chestnuts drained
1 sm can bamboo shoots drained
1 sm can bean sprouts drained




Combine steak in crock pot with consomme, soy sauce,
ginger and onion. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 7 hours.
Turn control to HIGH. Stir in cornstarch that has been
dissolved in the 2 tablespoons cold water. Cook on high for
15 minutes or until thickened.During last 5 minutes of
cooking, add water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts
and pea pods. Serve over hot rice.



Serves 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Thought For Today

"I've been lucky enough to stand onstage next to Jack Benny while he stared at the audience and said absolutely nothing better than any comedian who ever lived., He was my closest friend. And of all the great qualities he had, one set him apart: he really thought I was funny." - George Burns

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The Hard Truth From Orlando

     THE POLICE OFFICER FROM THE FERGUSON SHOOTING SHOULD BE ARRESTED

   Sorry. Don’t agree. We don’t have enough facts. Every time a black man shoots another black man, it’s BFD, business as usual in the black neighborhood. Even their families don’t care enough to come forward and protest if the other guy isn’t prosecuted or if he’s allowed to plead to something ridiculously lenient. If the criminal is African American, anything can be excused in an African American community because somehow “the system” failed him and his.



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Deano Sez: Dysfunctional Family Circus

The old DFC site, when active and accepting submissions, was just about the funniest, sickest, site out there. Many a lunch hour at IBM was spent composing captions, hoping that one of ours would be chosen for that week's posting. Of course, just as with everything else good for the soul and funny as all get-out, lawyers got involved and fucked it up for everyone. This is the best known archive without having to get messily involved with the Wayback Machine...

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Friday, August 22, 2014

The Thought For Today

"My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia." - Dame Edna Everage

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Happy Tree Friends

Happy Tree Friends

Welcome to Weird Friday and the Happy Tree Friends. They just want to play with each other and have fun. And then something goes horribly wrong! Always! Enjoy the bloodshed - I do.

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Thought For Today

"The sign said: "Eight items or less". So I changed my name to Les." - Steven Wright

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GOES-R merchandise

Next.....a bake sale to support NORAD.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Thought For Today

"If God had really intended men to fly, he'd have made it easier to get to the airport." - George Winters



((Or through...))

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Deano Sez: Best...sim...ever

And loads of learning fun too...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Just because something's toxic doesn't mean it's not tasty." — Matthew J. Siske

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Rec: Crock Pot Vegetarian Goulash

8 ozs mushroom, sliced
5 1/3 ozs tempeh, in 3/4 inch dice
2/3 cup carrot, in 1/2 inch dice
1 1/3 medium onion, chopped
2/3 large tomato, peeled, seeded & chopped
2/3 small bell pepper, chopped
1 1/3 garlic clove, minced
7/8 cup vegetable broth
4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 1/3 teaspoons dill
1/3 teaspoon caraway seed, lightly crushed
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 (10 1/2 ozs) package silken tofu
2/3 cup frozen peas, thawed





Put the mushrooms, tempeh and carrots into a crock pot
(no need to steam the tempeh first). Combine onions,
tomato, bell pepper, garlic and broth in a blender container
and puree. Add the puree to the crock pot and mix well.
Add the paprika, parsley, dill, caraway seed, salt and
pepper to the crock pot and stir well. Cover and cook on
LOW heat 8 to 10 hours. Shortly before serving, puree
the silken tofu in a blender with a little liquid from the
crock pot until very smooth. Stir it into the crock pot, add
the peas and heat through. Serve over cooked noodles,
potatoes, rice or other grains.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Vegetable Quesadillas

2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 small sweet red pepper, julienned
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 (6 inch) flour tortillas
3/4 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend



In a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the first
nine ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 minutes
or until vegetables are tender. Divide vegetable mixture
evenly over 3 tortillas; sprinkle with cheese. Top each
with remaining tortilla. Place each filled tortilla on a
microwave-safe plate; cover with a piece of waxed paper.
Microwave on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds or until cheese
is melted. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut each
quesadilla into wedges.


Serves 2 to 3
Refrigerate remainder
Can be carefully reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crock Pot Vegetarian Lasagna

4 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/3 onion, diced
2 garlic clove, crushed
1 1/3 (6 ozs) cans tomato paste
1 1/3 (2 7/8 cup) cans tomato sauce
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons pepper
1 cup mushroom, sliced
2/3 teaspoon dried oregano
2/3 (26 1/2 ozs) container ricotta cheese
2 2/3 cups fresh spinach, rinsed
1/3 cup parmesan cheese or asiago cheese, grated
1 1/3 (13 1/4 ozs) boxes no-boil lasagna noodles, uncooked
10 2/3 ozs mozzarella cheese, shredded





In large saucepan over medium heat, heat olive oil and add
onions and garlic. Cook over MEDIUM heat until tender,
about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, oregano, salt and pepper
to taste and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring often. Add
tomato paste and stir mixing thoroughly. Add tomato sauce,
stir and cook sauce stirring occasionally for another 6 to 8
minutes or until heated through. Remove sauce from heat
and set aside. In crock pot, cover bottom with enough sauce
to just cover. Add two layers of lasagna noodles, breaking
them where needed. Spread noodles with one tub of the
ricotta cheese and salt and pepper. Add two layers of lasagna
noodles. Cover noodles with half of the sauce, sprinkle with
1/2 of the mozzarella cheese. Add two layers of lasagna
noodles. Spread noodles with 1/2 tub of the ricotta cheese.
Shake excess water from spinach leaves and cover cheese
with spinach and salt and pepper. Add two layers of lasagna
noodles. Cover noodles with remaining sauce and cover
sauce with remaining mozzarella and parmesan or asiago
cheese. Put lid on crock pot and turn on HIGH. Leave to
cook for 5 hours. When done, let lasagna sit for 8 minutes
to set before cutting.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Rice-Crust Spinach Quiche

3/4 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, divided
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons egg substitute, divided
1/8 teaspoon curry powder
1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and
squeezed dry
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons fat free evaporated milk
1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper



Combine rice, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/4 cup egg substitute and
curry powder. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of
microwave-safe 6 in. pie plate. Microwave on HIGH for
2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Combine the spinach, milk,
mushrooms, onion, garlic powder, pepper and remaining
cheese and egg substitute; pour into crust. Microwave
on MEDIUM power for 10 minutes, rotating a quarter
turn every 5 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the
center comes out clean.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Bean Tortilla Casserole

12 corn tortillas (5" diameter) torn in pieces
1 large onion, diced fine
1 (30 oz.) can Rosarita refried beans-vegetarian
1 zucchini, sliced thin
2 stalks chopped Celery
diced Pickles
diced Olives
meatless Spaghetti sauce, Ragu, Prego
Cheese, grated, low fat



Spray glass dish (8 x 12 x 2 inch or larger) with Pam.
Sprinkle a little water on the bottom of dish. Add diced
onion and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. Remove
onions from dish, leave liquid and layer in the following
order: Torn tortillas, onions, zucchini, celery, pickles, olives
and beans. Top with spaghetti sauce, any amount you wish,
cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 15 minutes on
MEDIUM. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 to 10
minutes with plastic wrap in place. Remove plastic and
sprinkle with grated cheese.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Thought For Today

"I can't complain, but sometimes I still do." - Joe Walsh

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AE4RV.com :: Original Flash Games and More

AE4RV.com :: Original Flash Games and More

Look Ma, even more brain damage!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

What Classic Movie Are You?

I suspect this is skewed to the darkside, but maybe that's just me. Anyway, answer the quiz to see which classic movie represents your true nature.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

The Thought For The Day

"The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position." - Leo Buscaglia

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Seven Signs That You're In A Cult (Via BoingBoing)

Evangelical leader Mike Bickle proposed the following indicators of a cult.
1. Opposing critical thinking.
2. Isolating members and penalizing them for leaving.
3. Emphasizing special doctrines outside scripture.
4. Seeking inappropriate loyalty to their leaders.
5. Dishonoring the family unit.
6. Crossing Biblical boundaries of behavior (versus sexual purity and personal ownership).
7. Separation from the Church.
Reasonable, and doubtless critical knowledge for those eager to differentiate their fiery brand of religion from, well, that. The grim irony, today, is that they're cited in Boze Herrington's story about a prayer group's journey from dormroom club to deadly, sexually-abusive abusive cult under "Tyler", a creep working under Bickle's International House of Prayer. "Tyler was not an isolated individual," writes Herrington, "but the product of a phenomenally twisted system."

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Thought For Today

"No matter how absurd I make the "Dilbert" comic strip, I can't stay ahead of the real world.A company purchased laptop computers for use while traveling. Fearing they might be stolen, the managers came up with a clever solution: permanently attach the laptops to the employees' desks....!" - Scott Adams

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DeltaPress.com

DeltaPress.com


Always a fun place to go shopping. Most of this stuff is illegal to own in the UK.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Thought For Today

"The Postal Service is facing a $7 billion budget short all. So in addition to closing the post offices, they're also raising the price of a first-class stamp. It will now be $4,000." - Jimmy Kimmel

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mcphee.com/

http://www.mcphee.com/


Every American home should have at least one rubber chicken and Archie McPhee is THE place to find them. Along with a lot of other weird stuff. I just got my What Would An Angry Scotsman Do spinner, so now I no longer have to make up my mind for myself. Just spin that sucker and there's the answer.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Thought For Today

"By the time they had diminished from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began to suspect 'Hungry'..." — Gary Larson, The Far Side

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Rec: Chicken Thighs With Crispy Prosciutto And Foie Gras Pate

5 ounces foie gras pate
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
5 ounces thinly sliced Italian prosciutto
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons corn oil



Cut pate into 12 rectangles, and place onto a plate lined
with plastic wrap. Place into the freezer. Combine chicken
thighs and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Seal with
plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator to marinate for
1 hour. Gently fry the prosciutto in a large, nonstick
skillet over medium heat until crispy. Drain, cool and
crumble into a bowl. Season with garlic powder to taste
and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175
degrees C). Remove chicken thighs from the marinade
and pat dry with paper towels. Discard marinade. Lay
the chicken thighs out flat on a clean work surface.
Season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle crumbled
prosciutto in the center. Place a cube of pate on top of
the prosciutto, then wrap the thigh around the filling
and secure with toothpicks. Heat corn oil in a large
skillet over high heat. Place thighs into oil, and cook
until browned all over, about 5 minutes. When browned,
place thighs seam side down into a glass baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven until the chicken is no longer
pink, and the juices run clear, 25 to 30 minutes,
depending on size.



Serves 4
Will not reheat well

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Rec: Chicken Breasts in A Creamy Foie Gras Pate Sauce

2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup cream
4 ozs foie gras
1/4 lb capellini



Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a sauté pan and cook
the chicken breasts until they are tender, but not brown.
Lightly salt the chicken, remove from the heat and keep
warm. Add the cream to the same pan and bring it to a
simmer. Rub a tablespoon of foie gras pate together with
a tablespoon of the warm cream, add into the sauce.
Meanwhile cook the capellini in boiling, salted water.
Drain the capellini and toss with 1 tablespoon of butter.
Add some small cubes of foie gras pate to the pasta.
Make a bed of the pasta on a hot platter and arrange
the chicken on top. Pour the sauce over all and serve.



Serves 2
Will not reheat well

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Rec: Microwave Mushroom Gizzards

2 lbs chicken gizzards
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 10.75 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 10.75 oz can water


Clean and rinse gizzards trimming off any green material.
Placed cleaned gizzards in a large bowl. Mix flour, paprika,
salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Pour mixture onto
gizzards and toss well to coat. Heat oil in a large skillet
over MEDIUM HIGH heat. Brown coated gizzards in oil, drain
and place in microwave container. Mix together soup and
water in a medium bowl. Pour over gizzards, cover and
microwave on HIGH for 15 minutes. Stir, replace cover and
cook on HIGH for another 10 minutes. Check for tenderness.
If still too firm, recover and cook on HIGH for another 5
minutes. Let rest and set for 5 minutes after cooking before
serving.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Chicken Naranja

Naranja is Spanish for orange, so this is simply Chicken with Oranges. But Chicken Naranja sounds better because the recipe calls for orange juice, and somehow Chicken with Orange Juice just doesn't sound as tasty. This is quick to prepare and is tasty. I found it in a magazine twenty years ago, credited to Laura Alvarez of San Francisco. This recipe serves two, but can easily be doubled. Any sort of rice makes a nice side dish for this, and looks especially good placed on a bed of white rice. Add a green salad for a complete dinner.

Any preferred pieces of chicken may be used to make this. I prefer the lower calorie option of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Any type of orange juice may be used, but I like it best with freshly squeezed orange juice. Some ingredients can be substituted if you don't have the called for ones on hand, such as crystallized ginger for fresh ginger, frozen orange juice instead of fresh, celery seed instead of fresh celery, and of course the garnish can be dropped. Also, you can add
a couple of drops each of red and yellow food coloring to get a more orangey color.



Chicken Naranja



Two chicken breasts
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/6 cup packed brown sugar
10 slices fresh ginger root
1 cup sliced celery
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water
Orange slices and fresh parsley for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the chicken in a baking dish, skin side up if using chicken with skin. Mix the orange juice, soy sauce and brown sugar and pour over the chicken. Sprinkle the ginger root and celery on and around the chicken. Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove the chicken from the baking dish and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Replace the chicken breasts and bake about 10 minutes longer until the chicken is tender and the sauce has thickened. Garnish with the orange slices and parsley to serve.


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Rec: Golden Chicken Breasts with Coleslaw

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (7 oz. each)
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 whole beaten egg
1 cup Panko (fine bread/cracker crumbs)
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 teaspoons parsley, finely chopped
4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

Coleslaw

2 cups shredded cabbage
1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
1/4 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Garnish

1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
1/4 cup parsley cut into 1 inch lengths




Salt and pepper chicken breasts and coat with flour. Dip
them in the egg and then the Panko or fine breadcrumbs.
Place parchment paper or wax paper (coated side up) on
a microwave-safe plate (12 inches in diameter). Place the
chicken breasts on it and sprinkle with mozzarella and
Parmesan cheese. Place a microwave bacon rack in the
microwave oven. Cover the chicken plate with a vented
microwave lid and center it on the bacon rack. (Turning
over the chicken is unnecessary, because placing bacon
rack allows the microwaves to cook from the bottom.)
Cook on HIGH (1200W) for 8 minutes or until chicken
breasts are tender. Take the chicken breasts out and
place them on a baking sheet. Cook them in a toaster
oven until the surface turns golden brown. To make the
Coleslaw, combine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in
a bowl. Stir until the salt dissolves. Add the coleslaw
vegetables and mix well. Sprinkle finely chopped
parsley on the chicken and garnish with parsleys
sprigs. Add coleslaw on the side and serve.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, August 11, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast." - Woody Allen

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Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! - Instructables - DIY, How To, offbeat, tech

Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! - Instructables - DIY, How To, offbeat, tech

What can I say besides COOL! (Yes I know that it should be red...)

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, August 09, 2014

The Bendito Machine

Here is an odd little site, not exactly a video but clearly entertainment.

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Friday, August 08, 2014

The Thought For Today

"According to a new study, women in satisfying marriages are less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases than unmarried women. So don't worry lonely women, you'll be dead soon." - Tina Fey

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The ORIGINAL Illustrated Catalog Of ACME Products

http://home.roadrunner.com/~tuco/looney/acme.html
For Weird Friday we have: The ORIGINAL Illustrated Catalog Of ACME Products. All of them from 1935 to 1964. COOL!

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Thought For Today

"A recent study has found that more senior citizens than ever are entering college. College faculty says that the seniors are like any other students...except they take Jell-O shots just for the Jell-O." - Conan O'Brien

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Encyclopedia Astronautica

Encyclopedia Astronautica

THE source for space information, past, present and future.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Thought For Today

"The only time most women give their orating husbands undivided attention is when the old boys mumble in their sleep." - Wilson Mizner

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Space Toys NASA Store from Apollo to the Space Shuttle. NASA Space Toys for all ages.

Space Toys NASA Store from Apollo to the Space Shuttle. NASA Space Toys for all ages.

Another very cool Site. Where else can you buy a space suit and rent or buy a full sized Space Shuttle? Perfect for the front yard. Just remember - if you have to ask "how much", you CAN'T afford it.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Thought For Today

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” ― Jonathan Swift

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Rec: Australian Shrimp on the Barbie

1/2 cup butter,melted
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup minced fresh herbs (parsley, thyme and cilantro)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon minced shallot
salt and pepper, freshly ground
1 1/2 pound medium large shrimp, unpeeled
spinach leaves


Combine marinade ingredients in large bowl. Mix in
shrimp. Marinate at room temperature 1 hour or in the
refrigerator 5 hours, stirring occasionally. Prepare
barbaque with medium hot coals. Thread shrimp on
narrow skewers. Grill until just opaque, about 2
minutes per side. Line platter with spinach. Arrange
skewers on platter. Garnish with lemon and serve.


Serves 4

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Rec: Rock Shrimp Casserole

1 lb. cooked, peeled, deveined rock shrimp
1 (2 1/4 oz.) jar mushroom stems and pieces, drained
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons cooking oil or melted butter
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon melted butter


Cut large shrimp in half. Cook mushrooms, green pepper
and onion in oil until tender. Stir in soup, cheese, and
pepper. Heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts. Stir
in rock shrimp. Pour into well-greased 1 quart casserole
dish. Combine bread crumbs and butter. Sprinkle over
top. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until
thoroughly heated and crumbs are brown.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Fish Creole

1 lb. sole or haddock fillets, defrosted
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (2 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 green pepper, diced
1 stalk celery, diagonally sliced
3 tbsp. water
1 1/2 tbsp. instant minced onion
1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules


 Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. In 12x8x2 inch dish arrange fish with thickest pieces to outside edges of dish. In 1 quart glass measure stir together tomato sauce, mushrooms, green pepper, celery, water, minced onion and bouillon. Pour evenly over fish. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, turning back one corner to vent. Microwave at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes, rotating dish 1/2 turn after 4 minutes until fish flakes easily with fork. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving, to blend flavors.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Tamra's Microwave Tilapia

1 lb Tilapia fillets
1 tablespoon butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


Arrange Tilapia fillets in a single layer in a microwave baking dish. Dot with pieces of butter and minced garlic. Sprinkle with fresh tarragon. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Turn fillets over, recover and continue to microwave on HIGH for 2 more minutes. Remove immediately, sprinkle with apple cider vinegar and serve.


 Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Red Snapper

2-3/4 (6 oz) fillets red snapper or haddock
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons mayonnaise (Reduced-fat or fat-free
 mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.)
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon dill weed
Hot cooked rice


Cut fish into serving-size pieces; place in an ungreased shallow microwave dish. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. Drain liquid. Combine the sour cream, mayo, milk, mustard and dill; drizzle 1/2 cup over the fish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve over rice with remaining sauce.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, August 04, 2014

The Thought For Today

"I'm the only man who has a marriage license made out To Whom It May Concern." - Mickey Rooney

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Ugobe / Pleo

Here's what happened when he disappeared for a while: http://www.robotsrule.com/pleo/2009/10/inside-story-behind-pleos-rise-fall-and.htmlUgobe / Pleo

He's back! Forget those robotic dogs - now you can have your very own robotic dinosaur. Much smarter than the dogs are. He's even trainable. Hmmmmmm - those noisy neighbors. I wonder how big he'll get. Plenty of videos at YouTube.

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Why Superman Can't Save Your Fall

Superman makes it looks easy, but unless you're Supergirl you'll just turn into mush in his arms. And I don't mean that in a good way. Tess again, from the ooey gooey bits of her website on ways to die. Also, the real reason why Lois and Supes will never Become One.

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Friday, August 01, 2014

The Thought For Today

"I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be. But I think there's one other thing that separates us from animals. We aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners." - Jeff Stilson

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HeroRAT

"A fully-trained HeroRAT can identify landmines quickly and efficiently, or can sniff out deadly pulmonary tuberculosis faster than traditional laboratory microscopy." Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. They save HUMAN lives. And they need your support. Go, read, give.

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." - Ernest Hemingway

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Bacon Infused Vodka

Perfect with that cheese, onion and mushroom omelet in the morning. DELISH!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk." - Jack Handey

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How To Turn Cheap Vodka Into the Good Stuff

This, and the next Post, go together like vodka and bacon.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Thought For Today

"If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?" - Homer Simpson

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Rec: Crockpot Hobo Dinner

In a large frying pan, combine:
5 - 6 bratwurst, kielbasa, or Italian sausage
1/2 C. water

Cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, until
partially done, turning frequently. Add additional water
if needed. Remove sausage from pan and set aside.

In the same pan, cook until slightly soft:
1 small head cabbage, sliced into bite-size pieces
1 lg. sweet onion, sliced
1 lg. clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

Put prepared sausage in bottom of large (5 -6 qt.)
crockpot. Add cabbage mixture.

Then top with:
6 ears of corn, cut in half

Cook on LOW setting for 4 to 5 hours.


Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Beef Bourguignon

1 lb sirloin tip roast, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 cup water
1 (10 1/2 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 (2 1/2 oz) package dry onion soup mix
1/4 lb mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup green peppers, chopped
1/4 lb white pearl onions
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
chopped fresh parsley


Put beef in crockpot. Mix other ingredients, excluding
parsley, together well in a bowl. Pour over beef and cook
in crockpot for 6 to 8 hours on LOW. Best served over
rice or noodles with parsley as a garnish.

Serves 2
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Belgian Roast

3-4 lb. boneless rump roast
1 1/2 Teaspoons oil
2 Teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Cups peeled sliced onion
4 garlic cloves minced
2 Teaspoons light brown sugar
2 sprigs of parsley
2 Teaspoons white vinegar
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon pepper
12 oz. beer

Saute the roast in oil and brown on all sides. Add
to crockpot. Saute onions with the butter in the
same pan you used for the roast and cook onions
until medium brown. Stir in garlic and cook 1
minute more, add to crockpot. Add the beer to
the skillet with the brown sugar, parsley,
vinegar, bay leaf and pepper. Warm and pour over
roast.

Cook on LOW for 8 hours. Remove juices to a
saucepan and thicken juices with:

3 Teaspoons cornstarch
3 Teaspoons water
Serve on side with the roast.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Winter Harvest Beef Stew

1(3 to 4 lbs.) chuck roast, cut into cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 small rutabaga, peeled and cut into small cubes
2 large potatoes, cut into cubes
1 large onion, sliced
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 (10 1/2 oz.) can stewed tomatoes
1 (0.75 oz.) packet Cajun brown gravy mix
1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen mixed vegetables


Put roast cubes into slow cooker and add all other
ingredients in the order listed. Cook on LOW for
6 to 8 hours and spoon into large soup bowls.
Serve with hot croissants or French bread.

Serves 4 to six
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Hungarian Goulash

2 lbs. round steak cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) tomatoes
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry thyme
1 minced garlic clove
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream


Put steak cubes, onion and garlic in Crockpot.
Add flour and stir to coat steak cubes. Add salt,
pepper, paprika, thyme and tomatoes. Stir well.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Add sour
cream 30 minutes before serving. Stir in thoroughly.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Thought For Today

"A friend of mine once sent me a post card with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from space. On the back it said, 'Wish you were here.'" - Steven Wright

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NASA!

For the Benefit of All

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sacrificing without Digesting

And now, on a related note for yesterday's posts, this is Tess Gerritsen again on human sacrifice. It still exists today, only now it isn't sanctioned by any government or society. In this regard I suppose it's similar to slavery -- witness the recent brouhaha over the forced servitude (i.e., slavery) of children and adolescents in China. Well, at least I haven't heard of anything similar regarding human sacrifice lately, but it's early days in the new century.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Thought For Today

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you." - Rita Mae Brown

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Toys With Mental Illnesses

It;s Weird Friday and: "Oh, what gift to offer the bipolar six-year-old nephew his birthday... I know! These German toys with mental illnesses would please the little tyke. Would he like the depressive turtle Dub, Kroko the water-phobic crocodile, or the personality disorder-affected sheep Dolly? Of course, there's also Sly the snake, who happens to suffer from hallucinations..."

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Thought For Today

"A man in the house is worth two in the street." - Mae West

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Flood Maps

Flood Maps

Use these maps to see what the world will look like as the ice caps melt. Just put how much of a rise in sea level you expect in the upper left corner and it'll tell you how soon you'll be treading water.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Thought For Today

"There's a sucker born every minute" - P.T. Barnum

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Molds On Food: Are They Dangerous?

Molds On Food: Are They Dangerous?


Hmmmmmmm? There's a chart at the bottom.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Thought For Today

"I went on a diet, swore off heavy eating and in fourteen days I lost two weeks." -  Joe E. Lewis

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Rec: Chicken Merlot With Mushrooms

2 1/2 to 3 lbs. meaty chicken pieces, skinned
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1/4 cup dry red wine (such as Merlot) or chicken broth
2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups hot cooked noodles
2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese



Rinse chicken, set aside. In a 3 1/2 to 4 or 5 quart
crockpot place mushrooms, onion, and garlic. Place
chicken pieces on top of the vegetables. In a bowl
combine broth, tomato paste, wine or chicken broth,
tapioca, dried basil , sugar, salt, and pepper. Pour
over all. Cover; cook on LOW setting for 7 to 8 hours
or on HIGH setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. To serve,
spoon chicken, mushroom mixture, and sauce over
hot cooked noodles Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Honey Orange Chicken

8 chicken thighs, frozen
1/2 cup honey
1 cup orange juice
2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 to 2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 10 oz. package frozen broccoli flowerets, optional thawed
2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water
Cooked rice



Put the frozen chicken in the crockpot right out of the
freezer. Whisk all other ingredients (except cooked rice,
broccoli, cornstarch and water) together and pour over
the chicken. Turn the crockpot on LOW and cook for 4 to
5 hours. If you desire, you may top with frozen broccoli
flowerets about one hour before the chicken is finished.
Before serving, remove the chicken and broccoli and stir
in the cornstarch mixture. Put crockpot on HIGH until the
broth bubbles and thickens.


Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Chicken Parisienne

6 medium chicken breasts
1/2 cup white wine (or water)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 4 oz can mushrooms, drained
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup flour
salt, pepper and paprika - to taste



Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Place in
crockpot. Mix wine, soup and mushrooms until well
combined. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with more paprika.
Cover and cook on LOW 7 to 9 hours or HIGH for 3 to 4
hours. Remove chicken after cooking time. Mix sour cream
and flour together. Stir into crockpot and cook for 30
minutes. Serve sauce (gravy) over potatoes, rice or noodles.



Serves 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Lemon Garlic Chicken

2 lbs. chicken breasts boneless and skinless
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano leaves crushed
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper freshly ground
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup water
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
2 teaspoons fresh chopped parsley



Wash chicken and dry on paper towels. Combine oregano,
salt and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle on the chicken
and pat it in. Fry the chicken breasts until browned in the
butter. Transfer chicken to the crockpot. Add the water,
lemon juice, bouillon, garlic and parsley to the pan. Scrape
any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring mixture
to a boil and pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on HIGH
for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on LOW for 5 to 6 hours. Add parsley
and baste chicken. Cover and cook another 15 to 30 minutes.
Serve with Rice Pilaf.



Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Chicken And Sausage Gumbo

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
3/4 to 1 lb boneless chicken thighs, cut in bite-size pieces
1 1/2 to 2 cups frozen cut okra
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup frozen medium shrimp, cleaned and cooked
1 1/2 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice


(You can skip this if you have premade roux.) In a small
saucepan, combine flour and oil; mix well. Cook, stirring
constantly, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce
heat to medium-low; cook, stirring constantly, about 8 to 12
minutes or until mixture turns a light red-brown. Place
flour and oil mixture in 3 1/2 to 4 quart crockpot. Stir in
all remaining ingredients except shrimp and rice. Cover
and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours. Add cooked shrimp to
the gumbo; mix well. Cover and continue to cook on LOW
for 20 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook rice according to
package directions. Serve gumbo over hot cooked rice.

Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Search crews in Montana are looking for two bags of mail in the wilderness that fell out of a plane last week. Meanwhile, a bunch of squirrels were excited to learn they'd been pre- approved for a Discover Card." - Jimmy Fallon

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Angry Alien Productions: 30-Second Bunnies Theatre and other cartoons.

Angry Alien Productions: 30-Second Bunnies Theatre and other cartoons.

"... in which a troupe of bunnies parodies a collection of movies by re-enacting them in 30 seconds, more or less." And they said that it couldn't be done. A big collection of funny stuff. Be sure to check out Rocky Horror.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bowling with a Pug

Hmmm. I don't think I would let these morons dogsit for me. I have to admit this MySpaceTV video is funny, though, and the music is great! Hooray to Samson! Nor were any guitarists harmed.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination." - Robert Fulghum

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Superheroes Anonymous

And for Weird Friday - read it and weep, evil-doers everywhere. Or laugh.

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TO HELL WITH IT!



TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY AND I'M TAKING IT OFF. Thanks for all the presents folks. No, wait - there weren't any! Now excuse me while I go get drunk.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Thought For Today

"In Massachusetts, Republicans are upset over a new tax hike on dogs. It was slipped into a bill at the last minute by Democrats. Democrats claim they're only going to be taxing dogs that make over $250,000 a year, though." - Jay Leno

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Good Experience Games - good games, fun games

Good Experience Games - good games, fun games

"These are online games that, in my opinion, offer a "good experience" - good game design with an overall attention to quality. Unless otherwise noted, they're all free, online, and available right now." And about 3/4 of the way down the page, you'll find The Hitchhiker's Guide. You'ld better get started before the Earth is destroyed.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman ... or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle." - George Burns

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Rec: Crockpot Scotch Broth Soup

2 lbs lamb, diced
1/2 cup pearl barley
1 large onion, chopped
4 celery ribs, sliced
4 carrots, chopped
1 cup diced rutabaga
8 cups water
4 beef bouillon cubes
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a crockpot. Cover and cook on
LOW 8 to 10 hours or cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Redcurrant And Honey Glazed Lamb

4 to 5 lbs leg of lamb
4 to 5 tablespoons red currant jelly
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 to 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed or 3 teaspoons garlic powder
salt
black pepper


If the leg of lamb is too big for your crock-pot, cut through
the joint between the main leg and shank. Put 2 tablespoons
water into the crockpot and place the lamb inside. Spoon
the honey, Dijon mustard and redcurrant jelly over the top
of the lamb. Sprinkle the crushed garlic/powdered garlic,
salt and black pepper over the top of the lamb. Cook on
HIGH for at least 6 hours and up to 8 hours. If it is a 4lb
to 5 lb leg of lamb, these are the perfect timings - it falls
off the bone and is moist and tender. About 30 minutes
before serving, carefully ladle most of the juices out of the
crockpot and into a large mixing jug. Allow the juices to
cool and skim the fat that rises to the surface. Place the
juices into a saucepan and bring to the boil, boil vigorously
until it has reduced by about a half - you now have the
most wonderful gravy or sauce to serve alongside the lamb.
Take the lamb out and allow to "rest" for about 10 to 15
minutes before carving.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Indian Lamb And Spinach Curry

11/3 cup canola oil
3 yellow onions , chopped
4 cloves garlic , peeled and minced
1 (2 inch) piece of ginger , peeled and grated
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
2 cups beef broth , preferably high quality
3 pounds boneless leg of lamb , cut into 1 inch cubes
Salt
6 cups baby spinach
2 cups plain full-fat yogurt


Note: For an easy mint pilaf to serve with the curry, steam
2 cups basmati rice; just before serving, add about 3
tablespoons minced fresh mint. Fluff mint and rice
together with a pair of forks.

In a large frying pan over MEDIUM-HIGH heat, warm oil.
Add onions and garlic, and sauté until golden, about 5
minutes. Stir in ginger, cumin, cayenne, and turmeric and
sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour in broth, raise
heat to high, and deglaze the pan, stirring to scrape up the
browned bits on the bottom. When broth comes to a boil,
remove pan from heat.Put lamb in a crockpot, and
sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt. Add contents of frying
pan. Cover and cook on HIGH setting for 4 hours or LOW
setting for 8 hours.Add baby spinach to pot and cook,
stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted, about 5
minutes. Just before serving, stir in 1 1/3 cups yogurt.
Season to taste with salt. Spoon into shallow bowls and
serve, passing remaining yogurt to add as a garnish.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Persian Stew

2 pounds lamb
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 leeks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
½ cup dry split peas
4 teaspoons minced garlic
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon oregano
1½ teaspoons cumin
½ teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
½ cup raisins
2 tablespoons lemon juice


In a skillet, brown meat in the oil. Add to crockpot with all
other ingredients. Cover; cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or
HIGH 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaves before serving.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Curried Lamb And Swiss Chard Soup

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups Swiss chard, trimmed, cleaned and chopped
2 cups green cabbage, cored, cleaned and chopped
2 cups cannellini beans, sorted and rinsed
2 lamb shanks
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
fresh parsley for garnish


In a medium skillet placed on stovetop set to MEDIUM heat,
add oil. When heated, add onion and garlic. Cook the onions
and garlic about 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Transfer
onions and garlic to crockpot. Add the Swiss chard, green
cabbage, beans, lamb shanks, salt, curry powder and pepper.
Stir well to combine ingredients. Add 2 quarts of water.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Add the lemon
juice. Transfer the lamb shanks to a cutting board and
remove the meat from the bones. Dice the meat and
return the lamb to the stoneware and mix again. Garnish
the soup with the lemon zest and parsley to serve.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, July 14, 2014

The Thought For Today

"A surgeon in Florida was fined $5,000 for removing the kidney of a patient instead of the gallbladder. The surgeon said, 'I am so sorry for the mistake, and I mean that from the bottom of the red, pumpy thingy in my chest.'" - Jimmy Fallon

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Things You Never Knew Existed : Gag gifts, novelties and toys : Welcome!

Things You Never Knew Existed : Gag gifts, novelties and toys : Welcome!

Okay, you knew that SOME of them existed. Still, there's a lot of fun stuff here and Xmas is getting closer.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Roswell Revisited

So was this guy nuts or what? Deathbed affidavits are thought to be true because what do you have to lose? I'm not sure that's accurate, because one's family can lose. The living still have something to lose in a lot of cases. But I have to admit, what did this guy have to lose by telling the truth? That still doesn't mean he saw a flying saucer, of course. But maybe he saw something he wasn't supposed to see...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

The Thought For Today

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed a desire to become a "great" writer.When asked to define "great", he said: "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, wail, howl in pain, desperation and anger!" He now works for Microsoft writing error messages...

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WASP Injection Systems, Inc. - WASP Injection Knife

WASP Injection Systems, Inc. - WASP Injection Knife





In case you're ever attacked by a mad watermelon (watch the video).

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Thought For Today

"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." - Thomas Edison

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Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Thought For Today

"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!" - Daniel Webster

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Brass Pocket Sundial Compasses

The ultimate pocket watch. Solar powered and never needs batteries.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Thought For The Day

"The first time you see something that you have never seen before, you almost always know right away if you should eat it or run away from it."   —  Scott Adams

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Rec: Overnight Tuna Casserole

1 (10.75 oz) can cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 cup milk
1 (6 oz) can tuna, drained
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided


In a bowl, combine soup and milk until smooth. Add the tuna, macaroni, peas, onions and 3/4 cup cheese; mix well. Pour into a greased (Pam'd) 2 quart microwave dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Microwave, covered, on HIGH for 15 to 17 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Garlic Shrimp

4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 head garlic, minced
1 lb shrimp, frozen, precooked, peeled and devined
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper/regular pepper
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon sweetened lime juice
1 tablespoon butter
rice or pasta
desired vegetables


Preheat oil in MEDIUM hot skillet. Throw in garlic. Let cook
for 2 minutes. Add shrimp to skillet. Cover with pepper.
Let cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Insert milk, cheese, butter
and lime juice. Stir constantly for 5 to 6 minutes. Make
sure cheese and butter are melted, and sauce is well
mixed together. Serve with rice or pasta and steamed
vegetables.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Rock Shrimp Chowder

1lb rock shrimp
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/8 lb butter or margarine
1/8 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon Thyme
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tomato, diced medium
3/4 potatoe, diced medium
1/2 green pepper, diced medium
chopped parsley for garnish



Peel the shrimp and boil the shells in 1 gallon water with
the scraps from chopping the onion and celery and 1
teaspoons salt. Reduce the liquid to 1/4 or about 1/2
quart of stock and strain. Blanch the shrimp in the
stock. Do not overcook. Strain and reserve shrimp
and stock for soup. Saute the celery, carrots and
onion. Add black pepper, curry powder, chili powder,
thyme and chopped garlic. Add flour and mix well.
Gradually add 1/2 quart of hot shrimp and stock and
simmer for about 15 minutes on low heat. Add diced
tomato, green pepper and potatoes to stock mixture
and continue to simmer until potatoes are tender. Add
salt to taste and rock shrimp just before serving.Serve
topped with oyster crackers and fresh chopped parsley.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Do not overheat in microwave or shrimp will become rubbery

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Rec: Lobster Newburg

2 cups cooked lobster meat, about 2 small lobsters worth
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash of cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons dry sherry
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half
buttered toast or pastry shells


In a medium saucepan over LOW heat, heat lobster in the butter
for 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt, cayenne pepper, and sherry. Mix
beaten egg yolks with the half-and-half and add to lobster. Cook,
stirring constantly, until Lobster Newburg is thickened and
heated through, but do not bring to a boil. Serve Lobster
Newburg over buttered toast or pastry shells.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Gently reheat in microwave or lobster will become rubbery

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Rec: Tuna Noodle Casserole

1/4 cup dry sherry
2/3 cup milk
1 can cream of celery soup
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
10 oz frozen peas and carrots (1 1/2 to 2 cups)
2 cans tuna, drained
1/4 teaspoon curry powder (to taste)
10 oz egg noodles
2 tablespoons butter


In a large mixing bowl, combine soup, sherry, milk, parsley flakes,
vegetables, curry powder and tuna. Stir well and fold in noodles.
Blend again. Pour into well greased (Pam'd) crockpot and dot
with butter. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours or until
vegetables and noodles are done.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, July 07, 2014

The Thought For Today

"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will; he will be sure to repent it." - Socrates

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THIS IS A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY!

Yup, it's my wedding anniversary - the THREE years that I was married, were the worst TEN years of my life. Without going into great detail, this is NOT a day to celebrate - it's a day to get VERY, VERY drunk. On that note...

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Mother Goose Goes Hollywood

This is a sweet, funny cartoon that uses Golden Era Hollywood stars as Mother Goose characters. Great stuff! And with German subtitles, no less.

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Friday, July 04, 2014

The Thought For Today

"The flames kindled on the Fourth of July, 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them." - Thomas Jeferson

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HAPPY FOURTH!!!


HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE FOURTH!



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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Why do Jewish divorces cost so much? They're worth it." - Henny Youngman

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I-Mockery.com - Mocking pop culture and whatever else we can get our grubby hands on.

I-Mockery.com - Mocking pop culture and whatever else we can get our grubby hands on.

Another fun Site to waste your life at on a lazy weekend. Worth it especially for the Pickleman Comics, with the Xmas Special the best of the lot.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Thought For Today

"It was this time in 1929 that the stock market crashed. It crashed because of Wall Street greed. Good thing they fixed that." - David Letterman

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JibJab

JibJab

JibJab - you know and love their animated movies. Well, here's their Site. The mother lode of animation with plenty that you've never seen before. Don't miss Big Box Mart! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Hana: What on Earth is a 'barbeque'?

Hel: A primitive tribal ritual featuring paper plates, elbows, flying insects, encrusted meat, hush puppies, and beer.

Hana: I daren't ask what a 'hush puppy' is.

Hel: Don't" - Trevanian from the novel "Shibumi"

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Rec: Barbecued Shrimp

2 lbs. large shrimp in shell
3/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon thyme or oregano
1/4 cup parsley, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt


Shell shrimp, leaving tails on. Make marinade by
combining all remaining ingredients. Pour over
shrimp and refrigerate for 1to 4 hours. Place
shrimp on skewers. Grill over white hot coals,
turning once. Cook until brightly pink.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be carefully reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Sausage Stuffed Peppers

4 green, red or yellow bell peppers
2 cups cooked white rice
1 cup corn kernels, frozen or canned
1/4 cup carrot, shredded
1 cup chicken or pork sausage
2 tablespoons green onion, diced
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese,
divided
1/2 cup KC Masterpiece® Original Barbecue Sauce


Cut tops of peppers off just below the stem and remove
seeds. Place peppers upright in a microwaveable 8x8 inch
baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on
HIGH 5 minutes. Set aside, covered, while preparing
filling. In a large bowl, stir together rice, corn, carrot,
sausage, green onion and 1/4 cup of the cheese with the
KC Masterpiece® Original Barbecue Sauce. Spoon 1/4
of the rice mixture into each pepper. Top with remaining
cheese. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 7 minutes or until
peppers are softened and cheese is melted.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Peppers will not reheat well in microwave

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Rec: New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

2 pounds large fresh shrimp in the shell (20-24 count size)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup olive oil
l tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon sweet basil (dried will do, but fresh is best)
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
5 tablespoons black pepper
toasty French Bread



Melt butter in olive oil. Add all other ingredients except shrimp.
Let sauce stand for at least 15 minutes. An hour or two won't
hurt. When ready to cook, add shrimp to skillet and cook for
10 to 15 minutes or until they are pink all over. Stiring often.
Divide shrimp into individual bowls. Pour sauce over shrimp
and serve with French bread for dipping.



Serves 4 to 6

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Rec: Barbecue Sauce For Ribs, Steak Or Chicken

4 to 5 lbs. ribs, steak or chicken
3 cups water
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons garlic, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
3 tablespoons sesame oil
2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 to 2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce



Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well.
Arrange ribs, steak or chicken in a shallow glass or
ceramic pan. Do not use a metal pan. Pour the sauce
over the meat. Cover and refrigerate 24 to 48 hours.
Lift the meat from the sauce and place on hot grill.
Use sauce to baste the meat while it is cooking. Always
discard remainder of sauce.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

The Thought For Today

"They aren't making mirrors the way they used to. The ones I buy now are full of wrinkles." - Phillis Diller

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The Lighter Side : Collectibles, t-shirts, and other inexpensive gifts ideas : Welcome!

The Lighter Side : Collectibles, t-shirts, and other inexpensive gifts ideas : Welcome!



And on the same note...

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Challenger, A Science Fiction Fanzine

If you like reading works by Mike Resnick, Greg Benford and other science fiction notables, then you will enjoy Challenger. Contributors write about such diverse topics as science fiction as an art form to real science (especially that involving space) to horse racing to movies to insurance law to getting stuck in jail...Well, let's just say there's a lot on offer there. Bookmark it so you can take your time; there are achived issues in addition to the current issue.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

The Thought For Today

'You scratch my back, and I'll suck blood out of yours' - that is the insect motto." - Dave Barry

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Stop Alien Abductions

Stop Alien Abductions

Welcome to another Weird Friday. Very, very seldom am I at a loss for words. This is one of those times.

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Thought For Today

"We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops." - Henny Youngman

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Beam Me Up - Science & Science Fiction news: Isaac Asimov interview on Youtube

Beam Me Up - Science & Science Fiction news: Isaac Asimov interview on Youtube


About an hour, but well worth the time.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beam Me Up - Science & Science Fiction news: Ten Things You Didn't Know About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Beam Me Up - Science & Science Fiction news: Ten Things You Didn't Know About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing


Interesting stuff...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Thought For Today

"The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it." - Andy Rooney

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Rec: Microwave Chicken Curry

2 tablespoons Indian curry paste
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/2 bunch basil leaves, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
2 (13.5 oz) cans coconut milk
2 tablespoons soy sauce
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
3-4 cups steamed rice, to serve on
paprika, for garnish
1 scallion, thinly sliced for garnish


In a large microwave pot with a lid, mix together the curry
paste and oil. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. Add the
chicken and stir. Cover and microwave on MEDIUM for 8
minutes. Add the basil, cilantro, coconut milk and soy
sauce and season with salt and pepper. Give it a good stir,
cover and microwave on MEDIUM for 4 minutes. Stir again,
cover and let rest for 3 or 4 minutes. Serve over steamed
rice and garnish with paprika and scallions.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in small chunks
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
2 cups of water
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks of celery, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 10 oz pkg refrigerated biscuits
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup heavy cream



Combine all ingredients, except biscuits, flour and cream
into crockpot. Cook on LOW 5 to 7 hours. 30 minutes
before serving, mix flour and cream together and add
to crockpot. Tear biscuit dough into 1 inch pieces (or cut
into fourths) and add to crockpot. Stir gently, cook on
HIGH for another 30 minutes or until biscuits are
fluffed up and cooked through.


Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wing Soup

6 cups milk
3 cans condensed cream of chicken soup (10 3/4 oz.) undiluted
3 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 1 lb.)
1 cup sour cream (8 oz.)
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce (1/4 to 1/2)


Put ingredients in crockpot, cover and cook on LOW
4 to 5 hours.


Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Dijon Chicken

4 chicken breast halves
1 heaping tablespoon honey Dijon mustard
salt and coarsely ground black pepper or seasoned pepper
2 (8 oz) packages baby spinach or 1 pound washed and
dried fresh spinach leaves
2 tablespoons butter, cut in small pieces


Grease crockpot or spray with Pam. Wash chicken and pat dry.
Rub chicken with Dijon mustard and sprinkle with salt and
pepper. Place chicken breasts in crock pot. Top with spinach.
Spinach can be packed in, or add spinach in parts as spinach
wilts as it cooks. Dot spinach with butter and sprinkle with
more salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Creamy Homemade Crockpot Chicken Stew

1 cup lowfat evaporated milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 lbs chicken leg meat
3/4 lb small fresh button mushrooms
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups pearl onions
2 large carrots, coarsely chopped
2 1/4 cups frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


In a small bowl, stir together evaporated milk and flour
until smooth. Place chicken, mushrooms, potatoes, onions,
carrots and peas in crockpot. Pour in milk mixture and broth.
Season with salt, pepper, marjoram and rosemary. Cook on LOW
for 6 hours. Stir in parsley and serve.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, June 23, 2014

The Thought For Today

"Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs." - Christopher Hampton

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Which Science-Fiction Writer Are You?

Which Science-Fiction Writer Are You?


You KNOW you want to know. And in case you were wondering, Arthur C. Clarke. I WISH.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Bruce! (22JUN)

Four labels from the Bruce Campbell's Soup Company.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Custom Sign Generator Page, Over 1,000 Image Generators (Personalized Flash Ecards & JPG Pictures) To Play With

Custom Sign Generator Page, Over 1,000 Image Generators (Personalized Flash Ecards & JPG Pictures) To Play With

They're not kidding about the numbers. You can make signs, posters, stickers and banners on or about just about any subject that you can think of. And even a few that you haven't. Have fun and make sure that you have plenty of ink and paper handy.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

The Thought For Today

"I believe in loyalty. When a woman reaches an age she likes, she should stick to it." - Eva Gabor

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Death Star Costs $15.6 Septillion, 1.4 Trillion Times the US Debt - Death Star price - Gizmodo

Death Star Costs $15.6 Septillion, 1.4 Trillion Times the US Debt - Death Star price - Gizmodo


And on this Weird Friday we answer a question that's been on EVERYONE'S mind.

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Thought For Today

"The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion." - Germaine Greer

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StarShipSofa -

http://www.starshipsofa.com/

From their Home Page: "Take a voyage on the Science Fiction podcast StarShipSofa if you dare? Travel into the deepest realms of the classic Sci-fi and science fiction world. Calling at such science fiction destinations as Philip K Dick, Alfred Bester, John Brunner and all the other great Sci Fi writers out there. Then, from science fiction and Sci Fi we travel anywhere our imagination and our podcast take us. All wrapped up and inspired by the great Ronnie Corbett. Intrigued? Want to find out more about our science fiction podcast?. Then travel on the greatest science fiction and Sci Fi ride of your life, the StarShipSofa podcast.... If it's classic science fiction... or sci fi trivia listen no further - science fiction never listened so good!"

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Thought For The Day

"The trouble with class reunions is that old flames have become even older." - Doug Larson

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SF Signal - A Science Fiction Blog

SF Signal - A Science Fiction Blog

An interesting Blog concerning all Science Fiction and Fantasy news.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Thought For Today

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” ― Charles de Gaulle

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Rec: Fiesta Beef Kabobs

1/2 envelope (1/4 cup) dry onion soup mix
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup catsup
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup salad oil
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash bottled hot pepper sauce (Tabasco)
1 1/2 lb. beef chuck roast, cut into 1" cubes
instant unseasoned meat tenderizer
1 green pepper, cut in pieces
1 sweet red pepper, cut in pieces


In saucepan combine first 8 ingredients and 1/2 cup
water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer 20
minutes. Cool. Add meat; toss to coat. Refrigerate
overnight; drain meat, reserving the marinade.
Use tenderizer on meat according to label directions.
Thread meat and peppers on skewers. Cook 20 to 25
minutes turning and brushing with marinade.

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Rec: Original Homemade Italian Beef

2 pounds beef chuck roast
2 (1 oz) packages dry Italian salad dressing mix
2/3 cup water
2/3 (16 oz) jar pepperoncini peppers
5 hamburger buns



Place the roast into crockpot and season with Italian
dressing mix. Pour in the water. Cover, and cook on
HIGH for 5 to 6 hours. During the last hour, shred the
meat with two forks - if it does not shred easily, cook
longer. Add the peppers, and as much of the juice as
you like for additional flavor. Serve on buns.


Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Jenny's Crockpot Venison Stew

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 lb venison roast cut into 1 inch cubes, trimmed
seasoned salt and pepper
1 can beefy mushroom soup
1 can beef noodle soup
8 ounces fresh or canned mushroom pieces
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder, optional
2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce


Sprinkle venison with salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in
a skillet over high heat and sear venison on all sides.
Combine venison with soups and mushrooms in crockpot.
Season with garlic powder, onion powder and Worchestershire
sauce. Cover and cook on LOW for 9 to 11 hours, or on HIGH
for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours. Excellent served over rice.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Reheat in microwave the next day

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Rec: Basic Crockpot Meatloaf

2 lbs lean hamburger (or turkey)
2 eggs
2 slices bread, cut in small cubes
milk
catsup
salt and pepper
1 small onion, chopped



Beat eggs and add bread cubes. Add enough milk to moisten.
Add hamburger and onion and squish all together with your,
well washed, hands. Season to taste and place in crockpot.
Shape to fit and flatten. Cover completely with catsup and
cook on LOW for 8 to 12 hours. Always wash your hands before
and after handling raw meat.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Guinness® Corned Beef

1 pound corned beef brisket
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Irish stout beer (e.g. Guinness®)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Rinse the beef completely
and pat dry. Place the brisket on rack in a roasting pan or
Dutch oven. Rub the brown sugar on the corned beef to
coat entire beef, including the bottom. Pour the bottle of
stout beer around, and gently over the beef to wet the sugar.
Cover, and place in preheated oven. Bake for about 2 hours.
Allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing. During the last hour,
you may put vegetables in the roasting pan as well. Try a
wedge of cabbage, new potatoes, onion, carrots, etc. You
may need to add a little more beer with your vegetables.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, June 16, 2014

The Thought For Today

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest. - A kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Albert Einstein

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Happy Captain Picard Day!

So, who knew?

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, June 14, 2014

It's Crystal Conder Day!

It's time to see how much fun that you can fit into just one day! (If you're like Crystal, I'm betting that it'll be at least a year's worth!)

 









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Friday, June 13, 2014

The Thought For Today

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” – Plato

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MindGuard Home Page

MindGuard Home Page

Yup, it's Weird Friday again and today we have THE source for anti-mind-control sofware. Unfortunately it's only for computers runing Amiga and Linux. The rest of us are DOOMED!

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"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."