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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If Will E. Coyote had enough money for all that Acme crap, why didn't he just buy dinner ?" - Anon

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Rec: Ultimate Cheeseburger

2 pounds cold freshly ground beef chuck, 80 percent lean
1/3 cup ice-cold water
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 to 5 ounces cold Cheddar, Swiss, jack, or blue cheese, shredded or crumbled
Butter for the rolls (optional)
6 crusty yet soft rolls, such as kaiser, split


Light a grill for direct medium-high heat, about 425 degrees F. Using your hands and a light touch, mix together the beef, water, salt, pepper, and cheese. Gently shape into 6 patties no more than 1 inch thick. Refrigerate the burgers until the grill is ready. Brush the grill grate and coat with oil. Put the burgers directly over the heat, cover, and grill for 7 minutes, flipping after about 4 minutes for medium-done (150 degrees F, slightly pink). Add a minute per side for well-done. Avoid pressing down on the burgers, which squeezes out moisture and makes them dry. If you like, butter the rolls before grilling. Grill the rolls, cut sides down, directly over the heat until toasted, about 1 minute. If serving the burgers directly from the grill, serve on the buns. If the burgers will sit, even for a few minutes, keep the rolls and burgers separate until just before eating.

Serves 6

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Rec: Meatball Subs

1 clove garlic
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
4 ozs Parmesan cheese, cut into chunks
1 medium onion, halved
1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 cups tomato sauce or bottled spaghetti sauce
4 sub rolls



With a food processor running, put the garlic, parsley,
and Parmesan through the feed tube. When they are
finely chopped, add the onion and process until grated.
Transfer to a large bowl. Add the beef, bread crumbs,
egg, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into 12
meatballs. In a large saucepan, bring the tomato
sauce to a boil. Add the meatballs and let the sauce
return to a boil. Simmer gently for 30 minutes,
turning the meatballs in the pan, or until they are
cooked through. Halve the sub rolls, though not all
the way through. Toast them until golden. Spoon
the meatballs into the rolls, add sauce, and serve
at once.


Serves 4
If not serving all at once, refrigerate meatballs and sauce
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Elvis Presley's Grilled Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwich

2 slices of white bread
2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
1 small ripe banana mashed
2 tablespoons butter



Spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread and the
mashed banana on the other. Press the slices gently
together. Melt the butter (or to be truly Elvis-like,
melt bacon fat!), over low heat in a small frying pan.
Place the sandwich in the pan and fry until golden
brown on both sides. Eat it with a glass of buttermilk.


Please note: Elvis tended to eat 12-15 sandwiches a sitting! So belly up!

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Rec: Submarine Sandwich

1 Cup Creamy Coleslaw
2 Tablespoons Prepared Horseradish
4 Hoagie Buns, Halved
8 Ounces Deli Style Roast Beef
8 Ounces American Cheese
1 Large Tomato Sliced
4 Fresh Lettuce Leaves



In a large mixing bowl stir together coleslaw and horseradish. Spread about ¼ mixture on the bottom half of each hoagie bun. Layer on ¼ sliced roast beef, 2 slices American cheese, 2 slices tomato, and 1 lettuce leaf. Top with bun and enjoy.

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Rec: Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 small onion, chopped
1 egg
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground beef
6 slices bacon
6 hamburger buns, split



Preheat a grill for high heat. In a large bowl, mix together the Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble in the ground beef, and mix together by hand. Form into 6 patties, and wrap a slice of bacon around each one. Secure bacon with toothpicks. Place patties on the grill, and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Remove toothpicks before serving on hamburger buns.


Serves 6

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Monday, May 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." - John Wayne

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It's Memorial Day!



In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


This day is called the Feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day and comes safe home
Will stand a-tiptoe when this day is named
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall see this day and live t' old age
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours
And say, "Tomorrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars
And say, "These wounds I had on Crispin's day."
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words —
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester —
Be in their flowing cups freshly remembered.
This story shall the good man teach his son,
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered,
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition.
And gentlemen in England now abed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, May 28, 2016

iPod Accessory for Desperate Housewives

Let it never be said that we have seen it all...

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Friday, May 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A new study shows that large doses of Vitamin E do not protect against heart attacks and cancer, and might actually raise the risk of heart failure. The study was published in this month's Journal of Things that Scientists Told You to Do Last Month That Turned Out to Be Harmful This Month." - Dennis Miller

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Strange New Products

Strange New Products

And for Weird Friday we have... It's pretty much self-explanatory. It's where you go to view the weird and the wacky as they are released into the world.

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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"'Tis more blessed to give than to receive; for example, wedding presents." - H.L. Mencken

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKIE MCDONALD!

Yes, it's that time again.
It must be nice to finally be 30.

TIME TO CELEBRATE!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash." - Jerry Seinfeld

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Happy Towel Day!

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

Happy Towel Day everyone and Don't Panic!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A bum came up to me saying "I haven't eaten in two days!" I said, "You should force yourself!" - Henny Youngman

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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, May 23, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The elderly don't drive that badly; they're just the only ones with time to do the speed limit." - Jason Love

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style-your-garage.com - Home

style-your-garage.com - Home


Now, this isn't cheap but it's soooooooooooooo cool!

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Canstruction

Now why don't they do this down at my local grocery store? It sure would put a little zip into boring food shopping.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." - Winston Churchill

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tomatoes are evil

tomatoes are evil

Don't ask. Don't tell. Just view.

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

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DealExtreme: Cool Gadgets at the Right Price - Site-Wide Free Shipping

DealExtreme: Cool Gadgets at the Right Price - Site-Wide Free Shipping

Great toys at low prices. Especially the lasers.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The way to become famous fast is to throw a brick at someone who is famous." - Walter Winchell

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Which Wes Anderson Character Are You?

From Flavorwire...  (Pagoda if you're interested.)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The devil came to me last night and asked what I wanted in exchange for my soul. I still can't believe I said pizza. Friggin' cravings." — Marc Ostroff

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Rec: Curried Crab Pizza

3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 (10 ounce size) prebaked Italian bread shell crust
2 cans (6 ounce size) cans lump crabmeat, drained
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and curry. Spread
over crust. Sprinkle with crab and cheeses. Place on a pizza
pan or baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes or
until cheese is melted.


Serves 2
Refrigerate remainder

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Rec: Refugee Shrimp Tortilla Pizza For One Or Two Recipe

Prepare marinade as directed, stirring well to blend thoroughly.
1 10 inch flour tortilla
Bean Layer:
1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
rice Layer:
1/3 cup leftover white rice
2 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons finely chopped Spanish Olives
1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro



Marinade:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon lime juice
A pinch of kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro
6 medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup sliced red onion
Several slices red pepper
1/4 cup finely diced mango



Prepare marinade as directed, stirring well to blend
thoroughly. Toss shrimp and red onion into marinade and
set aside. Meanwhile, process ingredients for black bean
spread in food processer or blender until smooth. Spread
bean mixture on the flour tortilla. Gently mix all of the
ingredients for the cheesy rice and spread over the top of
the black bean mixture. Arrange shrimp and red onion on
top of rice layer. Add red pepper slices and mango. Drizzle
with any leftover marinade. Bake in a 425 oven for
approximately 10 minutes. Switch oven to broil and cook
for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.


Refrigerate remainder

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Rec: Shrimp Scampi Pizza With Alouette

1 pkg.(6.5 oz.) Alouette® garlic & herbs spreadable cheese
1 10”-12” ready-to-use pizza crust
20 medium shrimp, cooked and peeled
3 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce
1 ½ teaspoons toasted pine nuts



Pre-heat oven to 450°F. Spread Alouette® Garlic & Herbs
spreadable Cheese on pizza crust to within 1” of edge. Drain
shrimp on a paper towel to remove excess moisture and
arrange shrimp on pizza. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove
from oven and dot with pesto sauce (a squeeze bottle works
well). Sprinkle with pine nuts. Slice and serve immediately.
Note:
Two 4 oz. pkgs. of Alouette® Garlic & Herbs spreadable
Cheese may be used in place of one 6.5 oz. pkg.


Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be eaten cold or gently reheated in microwave

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Rec: Shrimp and Spinach Pizza Recipe For Two

1 Cup to1 1/2 Cup thawed small shrimp (100-150 per pound)
1 Cup fresh chopped spinach
1 Cup alfredo sauce (I use Ragu light Parmesan Alfredo)
1 Package pizza dough (boxed, refrigerated, or make your own)
¼ white or red onion thinly sliced
1 cup mozzarella cheese



Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the pizza dough as
directed. Grease pizza pan (I use olive oil). Spread the
pizza dough on your pizza pan. Top the dough with the
1 Cup Alfredo sauce (or less depending on your taste).
Scatter the shrimp over the Alfredo sauce. Add chopped
spinach and sliced onion. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake
according to the directions on your pizza dough recipe.
I bake for 10 to 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven using the
lowest rack. Keep an eye on it and when the pizza crust
turns golden brown remove from the oven.


Refrigerate any remainder

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Rec: Shrimp And Feta Pizza For One

1 personal-size pre-baked pizza shell (about 7 inches)
1 ½ Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of a knife, skins removed
4 medium raw shrimp (31-40 count) peeled and deveined
1 green onion, sliced (the solid part – white and green)
2 Tablespoons feta cheese
¼ to ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese



Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drizzle olive oil into a small,
cold skillet and add smashed garlic cloves. Cook over low heat
10 to 15 minutes to soften garlic and infuse the oil with garlicky
goodness. Do not brown garlic. Remove garlic from oil to cutting
board and turn oil up to MEDIUM. Add shrimp to oil and cook
3 to 4 minutes on each side or until shrimp is opaque. Remove
to cutting board, but do not discard oil. Finely chop the cooked
garlic and coarsely chop the shrimp. Place pizza shell on a
cookie sheet or pizza pan. Using a pastry brush, paint the
pizza shell with the garlic infused oil. Sprinkle on chopped
garlic, green onions, and shrimp. Crumble the feta on top and
top with mozzarella cheese. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, until
cheese is melted and just starting to brown. Cut into slices
and enjoy!


Refrigerate remainder.
Best eaten cold or gently microwaved.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

The Thought For Today

Hangman: "Have you any last wish?"
WC: "Yes, I'd like to see Paris before I die."(pause)
"Philadelphia will do." - W.C.Fields

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Asimov's 30 Laws of Robotics

Asimov's 30 Laws of Robotics


Who knew?

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ahhhh! Run! They Will Return!

Just when you thought Christmas was over and you were safe from carols until December. No, no, we are not safe! They will return. Ruunnn!!!!!!!

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Friday, May 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Apparently the recession ended last June. So for those of you that are still broke and without a job, it's all in your head." - Jay Leno

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NSFW Welcome To The Land Of NSFW Comics

NSFW I don't even know how to begin to describe this one. Enjoy. NSFW

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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Your faith is what you believe, not what you know." - Mark Twain

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Nutty News Today

Nutty News Today


A mug of coffee in one hand and a bagel with everything on it in the other. A great way to spend any  morning. "NuttyNewsToday.com - Latest weird, bizarre, odd and nutty news articles and videos worldwide."

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her." - Ellen DeGeneres

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Weekly World News | The World’s Only Reliable News!

Weekly World News The World’s Only Reliable News!


Yup, they're still around. Read. Marvel. Laugh.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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 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, May 09, 2016

The Thought For Today

"When I was a baby, my father used to throw me up in the air and then...answer the phone." - Rita Rudner

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52 Examples Why Florida Is Still The Craziest State

And proud of it!

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, May 07, 2016

IT'S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Yup, and it only comes once a year - ENJOY!

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Friday, May 06, 2016

The Thought For Today

"We exponents of horror do much better than those method actors. We make the unbelievable believable. More often than not, they make the believable unbelievable." - Vincent Price

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Tokyoflash : Unique Japanese Watches

Tokyoflash : Unique Japanese Watches

Welcome to another Weird Friday. This isn't the weirdest Site that I've found, but as they say, it's pretty unique. If you like watches or have a friend who does, this is the place to get a one of a kind watch. I haven't seen these offered anywhere else.

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

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I do not have a single white note on my piano; my elephant smoked too much." - Victor Borge

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Zippy the Pinhead

Zippy the Pinhead


Very similar to reality, but with a chocolate/raspberry taste.





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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The Thought For Today

"How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven." - Spike Milligan

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IT'S STAR WARS DAY!

It's that time of year again, so break out your light sabers and robes and celebrate the light side (unless you're with the dark side, then to Niflheim with you).

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Thought For Today

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

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Rec: Cajun Crab Soup

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup clam juice
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 (10 oz) package frozen white corn
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 lb lump crabmeat, drained
2 green onions, chopped



Melt butter in a large saucepan over MEDIUM heat. Saute
onion and garlic until onion is tender. Whisk in flour, and
cook 2 minutes. Stir in clam juice and chicken broth, and
bring to a boil. Mix in corn, and season with salt, white
pepper, thyme, and cayenne. Reduce heat, and simmer
15 minutes. Stir in cream, crab meat, and green onions.
Heat through, but do not boil once the cream has been added.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Shrimp Soup

1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled, deveined & cut into pieces
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced potatoes
1 tablespoon powdered chicken base
cornstarch
1 quart water
salt and pepper to taste



Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add chicken base,
celery, onions, and potatoes and continue cooking until
vegetables are done. Add shrimp pieces and bring to a
boil again. Thicken as desired with a paste of water and
cornstarch. Add salt (very little) and pepper to taste.


Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Octopus in Wine and Tomatoe Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 lb Octopus tentacles
1 cup dry red wine
4 very ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup tomatoe sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
1 cup water
salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste


Wash the Octopus tentacles and slice into 1/2 inch pieces. Put oil and garlic into a pan and saute for a few minutes. Add the onions and cook until transparent. Place in crockpot and add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours or until Octopus is tender. Salt and pepper to taste. Generally this is served over rice.
Serves 4 to 5
Refrigerate remainder
When reheating in microwave do not overheat or Octopus will become rubbery

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Rec: Microwave Sausage And Clam Soup

3/4 lb hot Italian sausage
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch snipped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 (6.5 oz) cans minced clams, drained with juice reserved
1/2 teaspoon salt



In a large microwave-safe dish, microwave sausage 3
minutes on high, until no longer pink. Remove sausage
from dish. Stir garlic and olive oil into sausage drippings
and microwave 1 minute. Stir in onion, bell pepper, parsley
and basil and microwave 3 minutes, until just tender.
Stir in the mushrooms and cook 2 minutes. Then stir in
the tomatoes, wine and reserved clam juice. Cover and
cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once. Stir in the sausage
and cook 4 minutes more. Let stand 5 minutes before
stirring in the clams and salt. Serve hot.


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

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Rec: Alaska Octopus Gumbo

1/2 cup diced bacon
2 cups water
1 pint fresh Octopus, steamed until tender
2 cups slightly undercooked steamed rice
1 lb canned tomatoes
1 can okra
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup diced onions
1 diced green pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup diced celery
salt and pepper to taste


Saute onions, celery, cayenne and green pepper in oil until
tender. Boil bacon in water for 15 minutes then add the rest
of the ingredients. Simmer together for 10 to 20 minutes.
Best served together with warm cornbread.

Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be carefully reheated in microwave, the Octopus will
become rubbery if overdone

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Monday, May 02, 2016

The Thought For Today

"You should never pick up a newspaper when you're feeling good, because every newspaper has a special department, called the Bummer Desk, which is responsible for digging up depressing front-page stories with headlines like DOORBELL USE LINKED TO LEUKEMIA and OZONE LAYER COMPLETELY GONE DIRECTLY OVER YOUR HOUSE." - Dave Barry

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Fold-Ins, Past and Present - The New York Times

Fold-Ins, Past and Present - The New York Times

Everyone remembers these. Enjoy.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, April 30, 2016

We're All Stars Now

7Introducing...Soccer Mom Jeannie Tate and her traveling talk show! Completely off topic here, I don't know about you guys, but I haven't yet figured out how children's team sports is supposed to improve society. Do we really get as much benefit out of all the effort put into it as we should? Are team sports going to save the universe, or what?

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Friday, April 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em." - Harry S. Truman

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Zombiewalk.com - Your source for all Zombie Walk and Zombie Flash Mob planning!

Zombiewalk.com - Your source for all Zombie Walk and Zombie Flash Mob planning!


Yup, you're right - it's another Weird Friday.

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." - Groucho Marx

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Zombie Lawn Gnomes Gnaw On Flamingo And 13 Other Crazy Lawn Ornaments

I especially love number 8... 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"You got to look on the bright side, even if there ain't one." - Dashiell Hammett

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Happy Tree Friends

Happy Tree Friends

Welcome to 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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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”  ― Anthony Bourdain

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Rec: Microwaved Potatoes Lyonnaise

2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 small onions, sliced
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon margarine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika



In a 3 quart casserole dish, combine potatoes, onions,
margarine, garlic, salt, oregano, pepper and paprika.
Heat in microwave on HIGH until margarine melts,
about 1 minute; stir. Cook 10 minutes more, stirring
occasionally.


Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Rice Picanté

2 cups white rice
4 cups water
1 cup mayonnaise - low-fat okay
1 sm. red onion - chopped
1/2 red bell pepper - seeded, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper - seeded, chopped
3/4 cup picanté sauce OR salsa
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese - low-fat okay


In a microwave steamer, cook white rice with water
for 12 minutes on 100% power.-In a bowl, combine
the mayonnaise, onion, peppers, picanté sauce and
cheddar cheese. When rice has cooked for 12 minutes,
remove from microwave and add the mayonnaise
mixture. Return to the microwave for 8 minutes on
100% power. Serve with fajitas.


Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Wasabi Peas

2 cups dried whole peas
2 tablespoons olive oil

Wasabi Coating
4 teaspoons Wasabi powder
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


Soak the peas in water to cover overnight. Preheat the
oven to 200°. Drain the peas, then cook them according
to instructions on the package. Mix the olive oil with the
cooked peas until well coated. Oil a baking sheet and
spread the peas evenly across it. Place in the oven and
bake for 5 hours, until the peas appear dry and are crisp
when bitten into. Combine the Wasabi powder, tahini,
rice vinegar and mustard in a mixing bowl. Combine
the wasabi mixture with the hot peas making sure that
all the peas are evenly coated. Using a rubber spatula,
spread the peas on the baking sheet, separating as many
as you can. Increase the oven temperature to 250°.
Bake the peas for 10 to 15 minutes, until the coating is dry.

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Rec: Red Lobster's Garlic Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

2 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix
¾ cup cold whole milk
4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese

To Brush On Top
2 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon garlic powder
pinch salt


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine Bisquick with
cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a
large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There
should be small chunks of butter in there that are about
the size of peas. Add Cheddar cheese, milk, and ¼ teaspoon
garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.
Drop approximately ¼-cup portions of the dough onto an
ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop. Bake for
15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to
turn light brown. When you take the biscuits out of the
oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter is a small bowl in your
microwave. Stir in ½ teaspoon garlic powder and the dried
parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over
the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter. Makes
one dozen biscuits.

Serves 4 to 6

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Recipe: Microwave Basic Steamed Rice

2 cups long grain white rice, washed and drained
2 1/2 cups boiling water


Pour the rice in a 3 quart casserole and add boiling
water. Cover with a vented microwave lid. Cook on HIGH
(1200W) for 5 minutes or until the liquid boils. Switch to
LOW(30%) and cook for 14 minutes. Remove from the
oven and let it sit for 5 minutes with the cover on. Fluff
rice lightly with a fork.


Makes 4 cups

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Monday, April 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Starting in January, couples can actually get married at McDonald's in Hong Kong. I'm not saying those marriages won't work, but when have you been to a McDonald's and not regretted it one hour later?" - Jimmy Fallon

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Zombie Brains Emporium of Shiny Things: Home: Zazzle.com Store

Zombie Brains Emporium of Shiny Things: Home: Zazzle.com Store


And lots more zombie stuff for this week.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, April 23, 2016

IT'S ARLYNE RZEPECKI DAY!

HERE'S A TIP OF THE HAT FROM ME TO
YOU, ARLYNE, AND BE SURE TO DROP
IN IF YOU GET DOWN THIS WAY.








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Friday, April 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other." - John Adams

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Passover

It begins at sunset tonight. It ends sunset 30 April.

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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Gardening requires lots of water...most of it in the form of perspiration." - Lou Erickson

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ToonDoo - The Cartoon Strip Creator - Create, Publish, Share, Discuss!

ToonDoo - The Cartoon Strip Creator - Create, Publish, Share, Discuss!

Well, well, well. Finally a Site for the artistically inept, like me, where you can make your own comic strip and publish, share and discuss it. And it's free. You can even put it on a Blog. Hmmm.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I wish I had a kryptonite cross, because then you could keep both Dracula AND Superman away." - Jack Handey

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Portals - WSJ.com

Portals - WSJ.com

Damn! The Internet IS addictive.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”  ― Mark Twain

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Rec: Kosher Salmon Pancakes

1 large can red or pink salmon, drained
3 eggs
1/2 cup matzo meal
3 medium onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons light sour cream
3 to 4 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
dash of salt and pepper


Combine and mix the salmon, eggs, matzo meal, 1 chopped
onion, sour cream, and salt & pepper in large bowl. Form
small to medium pancakes. Heat oil in frying pan, place
pancakes in pan. Cook uncovered over MEDIUM heat
until crisp, flipping often. Fry the 2 remaining chopped
onions separately in pan then spoon over pancakes.


Serves 2

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Rec: Kosher Sweet & Sour Braised Brisket

1 small beef brisket
2 1/2 dates, pitted(such as Medjool)
1 cup chicken broth
1 5/8 large garlic cloves, Peeled
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
12 7/8 ozs sweet onions
8 large shallots
7 1/4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/2 cup orange juice



Brown the brisket in a large frying pan coated with 2
tablespoons of the olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes per side.
Place the brisket fat side up into a deep roasting pan.
Slice the onions thinly and sauté them in the same
frying pan with 2 more tablespoons of olive oil until
golden brown. Cover the brisket with the sautéed onions.
Sauté the shallots in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive
oil then set aside until later. Deglaze the frying pan with
the chicken stock, then pour the stock over the brisket.
Mix the dates, garlic, cloves, orange juice and tomato
puree in a blender or food processor until liquefied. Pour
this mixture over the brisket, cover tightly with aluminum
foil and bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 2 1/2
hours. Uncover, add the shallots, re-cover and bake an
additional 1 1/2 hours or until done, removing the cover
for the last 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the brisket from
the pan, reserving the juices, onions and shallots in the pan.
For a little added flavor, you can place just the brisket on
a grill, with wood smoking chips, for 10 to 15 minutes if
desired. Let the brisket stand for 15 to 30 minutes so
that its juices can re-distribute. Slice thinly. Use the
reserved braising liquid along with the shallots and
onions for a serving sauce. Great with Kasha and veggies!


Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Kosher Perfect Matzo Balls

For soft matzo balls
1 cup matzo meal
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons oil or melted schmaltz(chicken fat)
2 teaspoons baking powder


For firm matzo balls the above plus
4 tablespoons water or broth
baking powder(delete for firm matzo balls)


Optional Ingredients --- all, some or none
1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
1 tablespoon dried parsley (optional)
1 teaspoon dill weed (optional)
1/2 teaspoon pepper (optional



Follow these instructions carefully.
Measure and mix dry ingredients into a bowl.
Individually break the eggs into a clear glass,
discarding any with blood spots, and then pour into
a second bowl. Add oil or schmaltz (and water or
broth for firm matzo balls) to the eggs and stir gently
with a fork until the yolks are broken and the oil just
mixed. Pour egg mixture into the dry mixture and
gently mix with the fork. DO NOT OVER MIX.
Treat it like a muffin mixture; if you over mix they
will be tough. Place in the fridge for 1 hour. Bring a
large pot of water to a rolling boil on the stove. After
matzo ball mix has set, gently remove teaspoon fulls
of the batter and roll into 1 to 2" balls and drop into the
water. When all the balls are in the water leave it to boil
until all the balls float to the top, then lower the
temperature to a rolling simmer for 40 minutes and
your matzo balls will be ready. DO NOT STIR AT ANY
TIME. The matzo balls may be removed from the water
with a slotted spoon and served in soup, with a stew,
as a side dish with gravy or placed on a cookie sheet
and frozen covered for a later use.


Makes 18 to 24 Matzo Balls

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Rec: Kosher Chicken Creole

3 boned and skinned chicken breasts
pinches of salt, pepper, and paprika
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 to 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes, or Pomi tomatoes
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon parva horseradish
1/2 to 1 cup diced roasted red bell peppers or pimiento




Wash and dry chicken breasts and arrange on a
microwave plate. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and
paprika. Cover loosely with waxed paper. Microwave
on MEDIUM HIGH 2 minutes. Turn pieces, cover,
and microwave another 1 to 3 minutes or until done.
Set aside. When cool enough to handle, tear or cut into
pieces. In meantime, heat oil in skillet or saute pan.
Saute onion, green pepper, and garlic several minutes.
Whisk in flour, salt, and paprika and stir until flour is
smooth. Add tomatoes and broth and blend well. Add
remaining ingredients and cook until thickened and
flavors have blended. Add chicken. Adjust seasonings
and serve with rice.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Mom's Authentic Kosher Cholent Recipe

2 onions, quartered
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 lbs chuck roast, cut into large chunks
1/2 cup dry kidney beans
1/2 cup dried pinto beans
1/2 cup pearl barley
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into thirds
boiling water to cover
1 (1 oz) package dry onion and mushroom soup mix
1 tablespoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste


In a large oven safe pot or roasting pan, saute onions in oil over MEDIUM heat. Add meat, and brown well on all sides. Mix in beans; stir continuously until the beans start to shrivel. Stir in the barley. Add potatoes, and add just enough boiling water to cover the meat and potatoes. Mix in dry soup mix and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer partially covered for 20 minutes on stove top. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Cover pot tightly, and place in preheated oven. Allow to cook overnight for at least 10 to 15 hours. Check periodically to make sure you have enough liquid to cover; add small amounts of water if needed. Do not stir; stirring will break up the chunks of potatoes.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, April 18, 2016

The Thought For Today

Russia has announced it's holding its annual beauty pageant for nuclear power plant workers. Apparently last year's winner had the most beautiful three eyes they've ever seen." - Conan O'Brien

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KI4U Nuke Prep Expertise & Solutions!

Be prepared. Dosimeters (especially Russian) are cheaper on eBay and potassium iodide is cheaper at Amazon, but buyer beware.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

POOR DEANO!



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Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Shape of Things that Never Came

Paleo-Future: A Look into the Future that Never Was, is a great little blog site that showcases those things we dreamed of that never came to be. In most cases they probably never will come to be but it seems likely that at least some of these things will become reality some day, although probably not in the exact form shown. From Smithsonian magazine.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

"My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." - Adlai Stevenson

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YouTube - George Washington

YouTube - George Washington


It's funny. It's weird. And it's NSFW. Even if you've seen it before, enjoy it all over again.

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

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Although many of her Republican colleagues were elected to the House, Christine O'Donnell ended up underneath it, with her feet curled up." - Jimmy Kimmel

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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, April 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it." — Jack Handey

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Donald Duck's Family Tree

Definately answers one of the burning questions of our time - where the hell did he come from?

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it probably needs a little more time in the microwave." —  Lori Dowdy

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Rec: Crockpot Lamb Stew

2 pounds lamb, cubed
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup flour
2 cups water
3/4 cup red cooking wine
1/4 teaspoon powdered garlic
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
6 medium carrots, sliced
4 small onions, quartered
4 ribs celery, sliced
3 medium potatoes, unpeeled, diced


Sprinkle lamb with sugar. Brown in oil in skillet.
Remove lamb and place in a crockpot (4 quart size),
reserving drippings. Stir salt, pepper, and flour into
drippings until smooth. Stir in water and wine until
smooth, stirring until broth simmers and thickens.
Pour into crockpot. Add remaining ingredients and
stir until well mixed. Cover. Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Indian Lamb Korma

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon hot chili powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 green cardamoms, crushed
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
1lb 9oz boneless lamb shoulder, roughly diced, most fat removed
4fl oz boiling water
1 chicken stock cube
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-2 teaspoons cornstarch, optional
6 tablespoons double cream
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped



Preheat the heating base to Low. Place the stoneware on the
stove, add the oil and warm gently. Add the dried spices and
cook gently for 2 to 3 minutes, to release their flavour but
do not allow to burn. Add the garlic, onions, and ginger and
cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes, coating well in the spices
and oil. Next add the lamb, water and stock cube, season
well with salt and pepper, then place into the crockpot.
Cover with the lid and cook for 5 to 6 hours on LOW, or
3 to 4 hours on HIGH or until the meat is tender. Once
cooked, stir well. If the sauce is a little thin, mix the
cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water; stir into the korma
and cook for a few minutes on HIGH to thicken. Add the
cream, tomatoes and coriander. Check the seasoning and
serve.Serve Poppadums, Basmati rice and Raita.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Irish Stew

2 pounds lamb stew meat
6 potatoes, sliced
4 onions, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon thyme
1 14½ oz can beef broth


Layer potatoes and lamb in crockpot. Add remaining
ingredients. Cover; cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or
HIGH 3 to 5 hours.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Crockpot Lamb Dijon

½ cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds lamb stew meat
6 new potatoes, cubed
¼ cup Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon rosemary
2 teaspoons minced garlic
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 14½ oz can beef broth
1 10 oz pkg frozen green peas, thawed



Mix flour, salt, red pepper and pepper. Toss lamb in
mixture, then brown in skillet. Add lamb and remaining
ingredients, except for peas, to the crockpot. Cover; cook
on LOW 8 to 10 hours. Add peas during last 15 minutes of
cooking.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Easy Lamb Hot Pot

2 small onions, finely chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 inch thick lamb neck chops
4 oz black pudding, cut into 4 pieces (optional)
2 oz pearl barley, soaked
3 tablespoons flour
6 tablespoons cold water
3 large baking potatoes peeled and sliced
1 organic lamb or chicken stock cube
½ pint boiling water
4 tablespoons melted butter
salt
freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the heating base on LOW. Place half the chopped
onions, carrots and garlic into the bottom of the crockpot.
Add the lamb neck chops, then top with the black pudding,
the rest of the onions, carrots and garlic and finally the pearl
barley. Mix the flour and cold water together to form a soft
batter, then pour over the onions and carrots. Place
overlapping potato slices on top. Dissolve the stock cube in
the boiling water and pour into the center of the potatoes.
Pour the melted butter over the potatoes and season well.
Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours, or 2 to 3 hours on
HIGH, until the lamb is tender.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Monday, April 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"In some versions of my original contest column I had proposed, in a lighthearted manner, that we reduce the deficit by 'selling unnecessary states such as Oklahoma to the Japanese.' This caused a number of Oklahomans to send in letters containing many correctly spelled words and making the central lighthearted point that I am a jerk. They also sent me official literature stating that Oklahoma has enormous quantities of culture in the form of ballet, Oral Roberts, etc., and that the Official State Reptile -- I am not making this up -- is something called the 'Mountain Boomer.' So I apologize to Oklahoma, and as a token of my sincerity I'm willing to sell my state, Florida, to the Japanese, assuming nobody objects to the fact that Japan would suddenly become the most heavily armed nation on Earth." - Dave Barry

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The Hard Truth From Orlando

You know what bothered me about that article on the four social workers facing criminal charges over the death of a child whose safety they were responsible for monitoring? That the two supervisors were written up as being big in their churches. It's been my very bad experience that the very religious, church-types turn a blind eye to behaviors that tell you something bad is happening because they believe that God made families, families need to be together, blah-blah-blah. It's the same kind of blind idiocy that lets them allow and even defend child molesters and killers in their own organizations, but insists that every pregnancy be carried to term while you punish the mother for getting pregnant.

The other thing that bothers me, is this social worker organization a contracted private organization or is it really a state organization, manned by state employees? The difference is, we have so many church or faith-based private organizations vying for government dollars -- promoted by former President G.W. Bush as being "more economical" than government-run agencies. So minimal standards are set and the money is paid with little government oversight. These private companies have their own agenda and it's not necessarily about protecting the children or families; it's about getting as many cases as they can so they can pull in the money and submit the paperwork that meets the minimum criteria.

We've had some truly hideous cases come through our court here. The eight-year-old who was removed from his insanely abusive mother and siblings, placed (per state-legislated criteria that you have to look for placement within a dysfunctional family rather than finding someone sane first) with another relative, who then promptly stuck the kid back with the mother he'd been removed from because the relative couldn't be bothered to find a babysitter while she worked. The 13-year-old abusive sibling strangled the eight-year-old over an old cupcake the kid ate because he was hungry. The 13-year-old killed his younger half-brother because the cupcake was his mom's "treat" to herself and she'd beat the 13-year-old if it was gone. Yep. Right here in Orlando. And the relative was NEVER charged. The 13-year-old was, but not the mom and not the relative who violated the protection order by putting the child back in harm's way.

And that's just one instance of the craziness. I'm still a strong proponent of the government handing out all available contraceptive means, providing free abortions and totally chopping out welfare payments after two years to non-working parents and repossessing any children for adoption by non-relatives if the parent can't get it together. When every child is planned, it will be a wanted and provided for child. We won't see children used as two-legged paychecks for freaks who breed and pass the kids around like a coupon for free government money. A box of condoms or a $300 to $500 abortion is a damned sight more economical to society and our government than 18 years of counseling, welfare, food stamps, subsidized housing, legal assistance, foster care, Medicaid or independent living expenses if the kids age out of foster care.

If our government leaders were serious about reducing crime, poverty, government spending, child abuse, they'd hand over the medical provisions and acknowledge that being a parent is either totally the individual's choice and therefore an individual's responsibility and will automatically result in criminal charges against parents who expose their offspring to abuse, or they'd say being a parent is not a choice and the government is picking up the tab for all the unwanted, unprovided for children the current paternalistic legislation promotes. Instead, we have these half-measures. On the one hand, access to contraceptives and abortion are being made inaccessible to the neediest people among us. But on the other hand, the government is handing out money hand-over-fist for children with little hope of ever being productive, contributing, taxpaying citizens.

I say, pick one. Either end the mindless production of children for a social work and prison industry, or admit and accept it's okay that the taxpayer foots the bill for religious-based irrational policies and pays for it with the blood of unplanned, unwelcome children.

   Florida Cracker

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, April 09, 2016

How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

Find out with this quiz! I'm a mere 17 percent addicted myself, but I think all the rest of you will be much more addicted. Think of all the money you could be making while you're wasting time on blogging. You could probably have a second job, be packing money into the bank and investments ... But no, you have to BLOG! I'm so far ahead of all you guys.

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Friday, April 08, 2016

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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WASP Injection Systems, Inc. - WASP Injection Knife

WASP Injection Systems, Inc. - WASP Injection Knife





For that next Sharknado...

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

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The Thought For Today

"They never got me for the right offense." - W.C.Fields

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GIANTmicrobes

GIANTmicrobes

And the perfect presents for any occasion...

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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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Why Working From Home Is Both Awesome And Horrible

In case you missed this on Gizmodo. Wait - you're NOT reading Gizmodo? Now I'm REALLY worried about you.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." — Orson Welles

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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, April 04, 2016

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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Bad Sex Ed

“Someone should start a site where adults share the worst advice they ever got in sex-ed classes as a teen.” - Matt Haughey And here it is. Have a good laugh.

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Sunday, April 03, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, April 02, 2016

With Luck, They All Fall Down

Okay, it's a British TV commercial, but if you haven't seen it, it's worth a look. (I can't believe they got this on the first take. And what's that swimming froggie thing in the water?...)

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Friday, April 01, 2016

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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Amazon.com: shocking pranks: Toys & Games

Amazon.com: shocking pranks: Toys & Games


More toys!

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Museum of Hoaxes

Museum of Hoaxes

HEY! IT'S APRIL FIRST! APRIL'S FOOL DAY! And, yes it's real, sorta.

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April Fools Day On The Web


Enjoy!

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APRIL FOOLS DAY!

Everything that you ever wanted to know about the day - and more.

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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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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adoption centre - bunnyhero labs

adoption centre - bunnyhero labs

Where you too can adopt a free virtual pet. They're a lot less expensive and messy than the flesh and blood kind. And they poop a lot less too.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

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

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Bunny Suicide Cartoons

It's weird stuff time and the Sarah Conner one is my favorite. Enjoy, and remember - the bunnies are professionals so don't try these at home.



P.S. And you can get the book at Amazon.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

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

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Rec: Erma Bombeck's Taco Salad

1 head lettuce
1/2 pound ground beef or ground sirloin
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated
3/4 cup dressing (your favorite)
sour cream
tortilla triangles


Wash and chop the lettuce. Drain and refrigerate. Put ground
beef in large glass bowl and microwave on HIGH for 3-4
minutes. Drain. Add lettuce, tomatoes and 1/2 the cheese to
bowl. Toss with salad dressing. Divide salad onto 6 plates.
Sprinkle remainder of cheese on top of each serving. Put
1 1/2 teaspoons of sour cream on top of each salad. Serve
with tortilla triangles.

Serves 6

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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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Monday, March 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

Man (to WC): "You're drunk!

"WC: "Yeah, and you're crazy. And I'll be sober tomorrow and you'll be crazy for the rest of your life." - W.C.Fields

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How to Spot Your Evil Twin

"Are you the good twin or evil twin? Sometimes just looking for the goatee isn't enough (especially for the ladies). Luckily, Everything Explained Through Flowcharts has you covered! Determine your evilness in this week's excerpt." Via Gizmodo.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Free the Nipple Day

YUP - YOU JUST HAD TO LOOK.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

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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Edible

Edible

It's Weird Friday and here's even more strange things to eat. For YOU to eat.

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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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SPLITREASON.COM - Gear for Geeks and Gamers

SPLITREASON.COM - Gear for Geeks and Gamers


Some fun stuff at good prices. My favorite T-shirt? Zombie Day At The Mall. Though Skynet Development Team is a close second.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Thought For Today

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

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Purim

Celebrate, one and all, sunset tonight is when it all begins!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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: Kosher Sweet And Sour Chicken

1 chicken, washed, dried and seasoned
1 bottle low-cal Russian dressing
1/4 cup sherry
1/4 cup honey
1 onion, thinly slice


Place seasoned chicken in baking dish skin side up. Mix together other ingredients with the exception of the onion. Put 2/3 of mixture over the chicken. Put sliced onion on chicken and cover with remaining sauce. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Baked Fish In Kosher Salt

3 to 4 lb whole fish with scales but cleaned inside
4 lb kosher salt
Juice of 1 lemon

SAUCE:
1/2 cup butter or olive oil
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
Juice of 1 lemon
Capers, optional
Salt and pepper to taste


Wash fish with with lemon. Place half the salt in a baking dish, just big enough to hold the fish. Place fish on top. Cover fish completely with the rest of the salt. Bake in pre-heated 400 degrees oven for 45 minutes. The salt will harden and make a crust. Once cooked remove the crust and the skin should come off.

SAUCE:
Melt butter. Add rest of ingredients.

Serves 4

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Rec: Kosher Fried Chicken

1 frying chicken, cut into 4 pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Juice of lemon
Olive oil
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs - slightly beaten
1 lemon - cut in 6 wedges


Sprinkle pieces evenly with salt, pepper, nutmeg and garlic salt. Place in a bowl with lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil - set aside in refrigerator to marinate for several hours or overnight. Toss once in a while to ensure evenness of seasonings.Heat 1 cup of oil in a large skillet. Roll the chicken pieces in flour, dip in egg, & fry in hot oil over HIGH heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Lower heat and fry for 15 minutes longer or until pieces are golden, but not brown, on all sides. Serve with lemon wedges and riso coll'uvetta (rice and raisins).

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Miriam's Kosher Cabbage Rolls

Filling:
2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
garlic salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons raw washed rice
dash Worcestershire sauce
1 large head green cabbage (not too solid)

Sauce:
14 ounces catsup
7 ounces water
3/4 cup grape jelly melted in microwave
Note: For more sauce either double recipe or make 1 1/2 the shown amounts.

For pan:
1/2 green pepper
1 onion sliced
1 bay leaf

Cut as much core out of cabbage as you can and place in a large pot. Bring water to cover to a boil. As cabbage cooks a little. you can remove more of core so the large cabbage leaves will separate. It takes time until all of the leaves will separate and are pliable.Combine ingredients for filling. Place about 1/3 cup of filling in each cabbage leave and fold like an envelope securing with wood toothpick. With the small cabbage leaves, use two. In bottom of large roasting pan, place the slice onion and bay leaf. Combine ingredients for sauce. Place a little in bottom of pan. Use about half of the left over cabbage leaves and place in pan. Place filled cabbage rolls seam side down in pan.cover with green pepper, remaining cabbage leaves and rest of sauce.Bake at 325 degrees for 3 hours uncovered; basting often. They should get a little brown. If they are getting too brown and there is still cooking time left, then cover. Can be prepared ahead of time and frozen.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Roast

1 1/3 cups coarse kosher salt
2 3/4 lbs prime rib roast
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons seasoning salt

Preheat oven to 210 degrees F (100 degrees C). Cover the bottom of a roasting pan with a layer of kosher salt. Place the roast, bone side down, on the salt. Season the meat with the ground black pepper and seasoning salt, then cover completely with kosher salt. Roast in preheated oven for 4 to 5 hours, or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove from oven and let rest for 30 minutes. This sets the juices and makes the roast easier to carve. (Note: Be sure to remove all the salt from the roast before serving.)

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!

Happy 85th and many happy returns...

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Monday, March 21, 2016

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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YouTube - The Firm - Star Trekkin'

YouTube - The Firm - Star Trekkin'


I've loved this song since I heard it on Dr. Demento. And when you add claymation? BLAM!

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

POOR DEANO!


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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Is this fairytale castle the inspiration for Hogwarts?

If it wasn't, it might as well have been. I think it might have been the inspiration for the movies' set designers, if not for J.K. Rowling. At any rate, it's the 125th anniversary of the death of artistic but oddball King Ludwig II, who built Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps. Check out the great photos in this piece from The Altantic. (No, this is not a paid endorsement, and no, I don't have stock in the company, in case you're wondering.)

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Friday, March 18, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Women put a lot of thought into what their butts look like. Men aren't even aware of the fact that they have a butt until it starts itching." - Jeff Foxworthy

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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, March 17, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Johnny Depp surprised some grade school kids when he showed up unannounced at their school dressed as a pirate. Let me tell you something, try showing up at a grade school unannounced dressed as a pirate and see what happens to you." - Jay Leno

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Saint Patrick's Day

Enjoy yourselves - just not TOO much. And say hi to the purple elephants for me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I'm such a bad housekeeper, people wipe their feet before they leave, and when I cook, I serve Tums for after-dinner mints." - Joan Rivers

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The Mustache Rangers

The Mustache Rangers
"The Mustache Rangers explore space and beyond in this weekly serial comedy adventure sci-fi old time radio program." Very, very funny stuff.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Paris Hilton was arrested for cocaine possession, which is like arresting Bill Cosby for eating Jell-O." - Jimmy Kimmel

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Rec: Smoked Salmon And Cole Slaw Donburi

4 cups brown rice, steaming hot
1/2 pound smoked salmon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups cabbage, sliced 1 1/2 inches long
1 cup red onion, sliced 1/8 inch thick
1/3 cup carrot, shredded

Simple Dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper


Mix the Simple Dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
Combine the cabbage, onions and carrots in a separate
bowl. Season with the dressing and toss in the salmon.
Put 1/2 cup of the rice in each serving bowl. Top with
the salmon and vegetables.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Shrimp Jambalaya

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes, with liquid
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 1/2 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined




In a crock pot, mix chicken, celery, green bell pepper,
onion, garlic, tomatoes with liquid, sugar, salt, Italian
seasoning, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf. Cover, and
cook on LOW 7 to 9 hours. Remove bay leaf from the
chicken mixture, and stir in orzo. Increase heat to HIGH.
Cook 15 minutes, until orzo is tender. Stir in shrimp, and
cook 2 minutes, until shrimp are heated through.



Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Fried Rice Donburi With Shrimp, Tomatoes, And Corned Beef

4 cups steamed rice
1 can (12 oz.) corned beef, cut into 8 pieces (1/2 inch wide)
16 shrimp, shelled and de-veined
2 cups tomatoes, cored and coarsely diced
1/2 cup green peas, canned
1 cup leek, cut 1/3 inches long

Fried Rice Sauce

1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon water


Combine the Fried Rice Sauce ingredients and mix
with the steamed rice. Divide the rice equally into 4,
1 pint casseroles or small bowls. Place the corned beef,
shrimp, tomatoes, green peas, and leek on top. Place
the bowls on the turn table, leaving the middle empty
and cover with a vented microwave lid. Cook on HIGH
(1200W) for 10 to 12 minutes.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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Rec: Microwave Cod And Broccoli Donburi With Teriyaki Sauce

Sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 cup white wine
1 tablespoon salad oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch

4 cups steamed rice
1 lb cod fillets, cut 1/2 by 3 inches
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup red bell pepper, cut 1/2 by 1 inch
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted



Mix the teriyaki sauce ingredients in a microwave-safe
cup and stir until the sugar dissolves. Cover with a
microwave lid. Cook on High (1200W) for 1 minute.
In a partitioned microwave-safe dish, place the cod
and half the sauce in one side (1 1/2 quart.) Place the
broccoli and red bell peppers in the other half of the
partitioned dish. Cover with a microwave lid. Cook on
HIGH (1200W) for 8 – 10 minutes. Place cooked rice
in four individual bowls. Spoon the fish and vegetables
over the top of the rice. Add the sauce the fish was
cooked in, to the remaining sauce and pour over fish
and vegetables. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top
and serve.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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