Monday, May 22, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Every successful enterprise requires three men...a dreamer, a businessman, and a son-of-a-bitch." - Peter McArthur

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie

When it comes to defending your mind, from the government or aliens, you can never have TOO much information.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

tomatoes are evil

tomatoes are evil

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Thought For The Day

"It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool." - Harold Macmillan

How do you find an elf? - By Juliet Lapidos - Slate Magazine

How do you find an elf? - By Juliet Lapidos - Slate Magazine


Perfect for a Weird Friday.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke." - Will Rogers

Howstuffworks "How Swearing Works"

Howstuffworks "How Swearing Works"

What you damned well always wanted to know. Now sod off.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Thought For The Day

"Laughter doesn't require teeth." - Wil Newton

Teach the Controversy - Intelligently designed t-shirts urging you to show both sides of every story - by Jeremy Kalgreen

Teach the Controversy - Intelligently designed t-shirts urging you to show both sides of every story - by Jeremy Kalgreen



"'Big Science' is always suppressing The Truth with their blatant pro-evolution anti-wacko agenda: from the fact that UFOs built the pyramids to the reality of creationism and fact the universe is "Turtles All The Way Down". It is time to fight back and urge schools to Teach The Controversy with these intelligently designed t-shirts. All designs by Jeremy Kalgreen and are available in a variety of colors and styles, or feel free to create your own with our custom designer."

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Thought For Today

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana... - Groucho Marx

Rec: Road Kill Stew

8 cups water
1 package onion soup
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pounds venison, cubed
1 medium onion, quartered
4 large potatoes, cubed
6 carrots, cut up


Put all ingredients in crockpot and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
Switch crockpot to HIGH for last 1/2 hour or so. When it
starts to bubble, use a tablespoon to drop in your favorite
dumpling or biscuit mix. Cover for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Serves 6
Refrigerate remainder
Reheates in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Garlic Top Sirloin Pot Roast

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 lb top sirloin roast
3 cloves garlic, slivered
3 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup beef broth
1 1/2 cubes beef bouillon
1/2 bay leaf
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces



Rub salt, pepper and paprika into the meat. With a
small knife, make slits in the roast. Press the garlic
slivers into the roast. Place the potatoes, carrots,
and onions in a large crockpot. Place meat on top of
the vegetables. Pour in water and beef broth, and
add bouillon cubes and bay leaf. Place lid on crockpot
and cook for 6 hours on HIGH, or 8 hours on LOW.
During the last half hour of cooking, add the green
peppers. Can be served over noodles or rice.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Hungarian Goulash

2 lb Round steaks, cut in 1/2″ cubes
1 cup Onion; chopped
1 Garlic clove; minced
2 tablespoons Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper1
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Thyme, dried; crushed
14 1/2 oz Tomatoes
1 cup Sour cream
Noodles



Put steak cubes, onion, garlic in crockpot.
Stir in flour and mix to coat steak cubes.
Add all remaining ingredients except sour
cream. Stir well. Cover and cook on LOW
8 to 10 hours Add sour cream 30 minutes
before serving, and stir in thoroughly.
(HIGH: 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally.)
Serve over hot buttered noodles.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Swiss Steak

1 Round steak; cut to serving size
1 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
15 oz Tomato sauce
1 Onion, sliced


Flour meat, blend remaining ingredients,
except onion. Put meat in crockpot, top
with sliced onion, pour on sauce. Cover,
cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

1 lb cubed beef stew meat
1 (10.75 oz) can condensed golden mushroom soup
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water
5 ozs sour cream


In a crockpot, combine the meat, soup, onion, garlic,
Worcestershire sauce and water. Cook on LOW setting
for 8 hours, or on HIGH setting for about 5 hours. Stir
in sour cream just before serving. Serve over egg noodles.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Thought For Today

"In elementary school, in case of fire you had to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?" - Warren Hutcherson

Smashing Magazine | Blog Archive » Online Generators

mashing Magazine Blog Archive » Online Generators

Another generator Site for those with more mundane needs.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Magical Marmite Tells Your Mood

What is mood Marmite? It's Marmite that you wack with a spoon until it changes into some strange color it's not supposed to be. Perhaps we should be running this post on Tuesdays, with the recipes, since I expect you could still eat the Marmite, if you really wanted to. Let me know how your experiments turn out. (In the unlikely event you don't know what Marmite is, you can check out this link.)

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Thought For Today

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you." - Will Rogers

Enchanted Works - Unique and Magical Things

Enchanted Works - Unique and Magical Things

And it's another Weird Friday. It's a little hard to sum up this Site in a sentence or two, so I suggest that you visit it yourself.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Thought For Today

"I've been recalling Cary Grant's response to Jack Warner's offer to play Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" - that not only did he not want the part, but that if Rex Harrison didn't play it, he didn't even want to see the movie." - Katharine Hepburn

Madhatter Magic Shop

Great toys at low prices. You too can shoot fireballs from your hands. A lot higher quality than those el cheapo tricks that you used to see on the backs of comic books.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Thought For Today

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”  ― Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Thought For Today

"The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television." - Dave Barry

TOD HOLTON SUPER GREEN BERET (1967)

TOD HOLTON SUPER GREEN BERET (1967)

And for something a little different. "Tod Holton was a school student from the 60s who fought the Vietnamese through use of a magic beret. Presented here is every Tod Holton story ever produced." A comic Online.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Saturday, May 06, 2017

IT'S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

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

Thursday, May 04, 2017

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).

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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!)

 











Friday, April 21, 2017

The Thought For Today

"The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age." - Lucille Ball

Out of Context Science

"Good science, badly quoted. Removing knowledge from context and leaving something that's sometimes hilarious, sometimes strange, and, hopefully, completely absurd." And just plain fun.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Thought For Today

“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” - Terry Pratchett

Complaints Choir of Birmingham

I think this is in imitation of the Helsinki Choir, if I understand the credits correctly. I don't like it quite as much as the Helsinki one, but it's still worth a view. This is from Birmingham, England, not Alabama, just in case you were wondering.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Thought For Today

"If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror, because I bet that's what really throws you into a panic." — Jack Handey

Helsinki Complaints Choir

This is a very funny but also sweet YouTube video that I found. I used to live near one of the biggest Finnish communities in the United States and yes, they were a lot like this.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Thought For Today

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”  ― Hélder Câmara

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

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

How to Scare Away a Telemarketer

I've heard of many ways to deal with telemarketers. Me, I just say, "No, thank you," and hang up immediately before than can get a word in edgewise. But some of you rapscallions out there are more creative, like Tom Mabe.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Generator Blog

The Generator Blog

WOW! This guy has collected hundreds (no, I didn't actually count them) of generator Sites on his Blog. He has Links to generators for just about anything that you can think of. So start scrolling down the page and enjoy.

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Thought For Today

"If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years." - Bertrand Russell

BloodyFingerMail.com : A Happy Email Alternative

BloodyFingerMail.com : A Happy Email Alternative


Nick sent me this and I'm pretty sure that it qualifies as a Weird Friday item. You draw the letters using your mouse. Have a bloody great time.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Thought For Today

"I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays." - Henny Youngman

Passover

It begins at sunset tonight. It ends sunset 18 April.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Big Wheels

No, they're not tricycles, they're Syrian waterwheels built in the Byzantine era. Granted they don't function anymore -- technology has improved everywhere -- but they're still pretty amazing, and there are some nice photos of them in this link.

Friday, April 07, 2017

The Thought For Today

"You know why they call it "Aerobics"? For what you pay for the classes, they couldn't call it "Jumping Around." - Rita Rudner

miket

miket


Okay, this is definately strange. VERY strange.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis." - Jack Handey

Clock Link

Welcome to ClockLink - Get your free world clock

ClockLink.com provides the most widely used Web clock in the world with over 30 million views around the world. In addition, clocks can be set to display any time zone in the world online, so they are not only decorative but very practical as well. You can use our world clock to see all timezones of the world, and it's free to use. Use it to show what time it is in your area. There is no charge to use any of the clocks or for the world clock on your website or blog.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story." - Mark Twain

On Tap - Liquid Beer Enhancer

To quote them:
"OnTap is a revolutionary new way to enjoy beer. Add our liquid flavor enhancer to a domestic light lager and enjoy a craft brew taste at a fraction of the cost. One bottle of OnTap holds enough to improve the flavor of a full 18-pack of standard 12oz. beers, depending on how much you use.
Just squeeze a few drops of one of OnTap's great flavors in to a glass of beer and you'll get a unique and great tasting beverage. Make each bottle or glass the same, or make each one different. Its up to you how each one tastes. The time has come to enjoy Your Beer, Your Way!" Personally I'm not sold on it. You CAN find good beer at low prices if you look around.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The Thought For Today

“I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter's evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream... I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people's tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.” ― Mark Twain

Rec: Chinese Crockpot Beef Pie

1 to 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
3/4 cup diced bell pepper (green AND red if possible)
3/4 cup diced onion
1 package (dry) brown gravy
4 to 6 medium red or round white potatoes, diced (about 4 cups)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained (or 2 cups frozen)
1 (15 oz) can creamed corn
salt and pepper to taste



Brown ground beef with diced peppers and onion. Drain well.
Place ground beef mixture in crock pot. Toss diced potato
with melted butter to coat and add to crockpot; add whole
kernel corn and creamed corn. Salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours. Taste and adjust
seasonings.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Beef Roast Cuban Style

6 lb. eye of round roast
3 chorizo sausages chopped
1/2 lb. chopped ham
2 bacon slices chopped
1/2 Cup orange juice
juice of 2 limes
2 large onions sliced
4 garlic cloves minced
6 Tablespoons oil
1/2 Cup dry sherry
2 large green peppers sliced
2 parsley sprigs chopped
6 bay leaves
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper





Cut a pocket lengthwise in center of beef, leaving opposite
ends closed. Mix chorizo, ham and bacon and stuff the pocket
with it. Tie meat to close. Mix orange juice, lime juice, garlic,
pepper, onion, bay leaves, parsley and peppers. Pour over
roast and marinate at least 2 hours or overnight. After
marinating, brown roast on all sides, in a heavy pan. Add
roast to crockpot. Add sherry and marinating liquid.Cook
over LOW heat 8 hours. Strain the sauce and serve with
the roast.



Feeds 10 to 12
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot No Peek Beef

2 lbs. beef stew in 1 inch pieces
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1/2 Cup dry red wine or beef broth
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1/2 lb. sliced mushrooms



Combine all ingredients in the crockpot. Stir well to mix.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Serve over
noodles or rice.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Easy Crockpot Chuck Roast

1 pkg Knorr's onion soup mix
1 can beef broth
1 can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup
1 medium sized chuck roast
salt and pepper to taste


In the morning, before leaving for work, or at night
before going to bed, put all ingredients into the crockpot
and cook on LOW for approximately 6 to 8 hours. The
beef will fall apart when finished. Serve over cooked
and buttered egg noodles or rice.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Chili

1 lb chopped beef (turkey can be substituted)
1 (16 oz) can chopped tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
2 teaspoons of flour
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon wasabi powder
2 small chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon thyme
salt pepper


Brown beef and onions in microwaveable bowl. Add tomatoes with juice, beans with juice, chili powder, wasabi, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper. Microwave on MEDIUM for 9 minutes. Stir, cover and microwave on HIGH for 7 minutes.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, April 03, 2017

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

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

I especially love number 8... 

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

ComputerPranks.com: Downloadable Pranks

ComputerPranks.com: Downloadable Pranks

You never got this from me. Nope, nope, nope, I've never seen it before.

The Top Ten College Pranks of All Time

The Top Ten College Pranks of All Time

It's just what it says that it is. My favorite is number seven.

Amazon.com: shocking pranks: Toys & Games

Amazon.com: shocking pranks: Toys & Games


More toys!

April Fools Day On The Web


Enjoy!

APRIL FOOLS DAY!

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

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

The Death Clock - When Am I Going To Die?

The Death Clock - When Am I Going To Die?

It's Weird Friday and tick, tick, tick, your life is just ticking away. You'ld better check and see how much longer you have. WHOOPS - TOO LATE!
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

The Worst Things For Sale

Most of which seem to be for sale at Amazon. And these are VERY bad.


http://theworstthingsforsale.com/

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Thought For Today

"I love cats... they taste just like chicken." - Anon

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Because Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Concerning one of the most important things in America, via Gizmodo.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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.

Friday, March 24, 2017

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

Superheroes Anonymous

And for Weird Friday - read it and weep, evil-doers everywhere. Or laugh.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

GOES-R merchandise

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

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

And loads of learning fun too...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

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

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

Rec: Frankie's Cuban Sandwich

1 loaf French bread
Yellow mustard
Thinly sliced baked ham
Thinly sliced roast pork or beef
Dill pickle slices
Swiss Cheese slices

Slice bread to open. Thin layer of mustard on top and bottom halves of bread. Layer ham, roast, pickle and cheese evenly over the bread. Put on the top half of the bread. Cut into individual sandwiches not longer than six inches each.

Grill sandwiches on a hot buttered pan with a heavy skillet on top of the sandwich to flatten the sandwich to about ¼ of its original size. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

You can use a George Forman Grill or Waffle Iron, too.

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.

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

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

GIANTmicrobes

GIANTmicrobes

And the perfect presents for any occasion...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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.

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Thought For Today

Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet." - Dave Barry

Swallowing the Camel

Swallowing the Camel And for Weird Friday we have: "The World's Weirdest/Stupidest Conspiracy Theories" They're either very funny or very scary. Maybe even a little of both.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

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.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair." - George Burns

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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fishburger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner." - Lynda Montgomery

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

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

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

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

Rec: Bouillabaisse

For those of you who want to try the Bouillabaisse recipe, but think that 6 servings are too many/few, I say HA! You'll be surprised how fast it'll disappear. But if you use this Link, it'll take you to a Site with the same basic recipe where you can adjust the number of servings up or down. Enjoy!
 http://crockpot.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recipetemplate.php?scale=6&mid=28404

Monday, March 13, 2017

Deano Sez: From the "You Have Too Much Money On Your Hands" Department...

Actually, a small form factor PC with a decent video card would make a great HDTV, paired with decent size monitor and a USB digital TV decoder.....

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat

Important: Print and post on your fridge.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Day Without A Woman

"A Day Without a Woman is a general strike planned for March 8, 2017—International Women's Day—by the organizers of the 2017 Women's March. The strike asks women to not work that day to protest Trump administration policy."

See also:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women's_Day

Monday, March 06, 2017

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

Agnoistrology

Not A Licensed Psychic, But A Reasonable Facsimile Thereof. Astrology for those who don't believe in it. Amusing.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Saturday, March 04, 2017

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.

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Call on God, but row away from the rocks." - Hunter S. Thompson

VERY WEIRD FRIDAY

Weird and very, very, very, very NSFW!
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Thought For Today

"No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master." - Hunter S. Thompson

DeltaPress.com

DeltaPress.com


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

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The Thought For Today

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." - Hunter S. Thompson

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...)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Rec: Easy Oyster Microwave Casserole

1 quart oysters
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper to taste
chili powder to taste (optional)
1 cup finely crushed crackers
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk, cream or half and half


Drain liquor from oysters and save. Place half of
oysters in casserole dish. Mix seasonings and
sprinkle half over oysters. Cover with half of the
crumbs and dot with 2 tablespoons of the butter.
Add remaining oysters and repeat with seasonings,
crumbs and butter. In a small bowl, mix oyster
liquor and milk. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes.
Pour over casserole mixture. Cover and microwave
on HIGH for 8 minutes. Let stand covered for 5
minutes then serve.

Serves 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated next day in microwave

Rec: Oyster Stew

1/2 cup butter
1 cup minced celery
3 tablespoons minced shallots
1 quart half-and-half cream
2 (12 oz) containers fresh shucked oysters, undrained
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste


Melt the butter in a large skillet over MEDIUM heat, and
cook the celery and shallots until shallots are tender.
Pour half-and-half into a large pot over MEDIUM HIGH
heat. Mix in the butter, celery, and shallot mixture. Stir
continuously. When the mixture is almost boiling, pour the
oysters and their liquid into the pot. Season with salt,
pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir continuously until the
oysters curl at the ends. When the oysters curl the stew
is finished cooking; turn off the heat and serve.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Clam Chowder

4 (6 1/2 oz.) cans clams with juice or 3 lbs. fresh/frozen
1/2 lb. salt pork or bacon, diced
1 large onion, chopped
6 to 8 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 cups water
3 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups half and half cream
3 to 4 tablespoons cornstarch



If the clams are frozen, thaw and cut into bite sized
pieces. In skillet, saute salt pork or bacon and onion
until golden brown and drain. Put into crockpot with
clams. Add all remaining ingredients, except milk.
Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours or until potatoes
are tender. During the last hour of cooking, combine
1 or 2 cups of milk with the cornstarch. Add to the
crockpot with rest of milk and stir well. Serve in large
bowls with crusty French bread or some microwave
cornbread.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Wasabi Oyster Po’Boy Sandwiches

Wasabi Tartar Sauce:

1 cup wasabi mayonnaise
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
2 tablespoons minced shallot or onion
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
1 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce

Sandwich Filling:

vegetable oil
2 loaves French bread
butter or margarine
cornmeal, seasoned with black pepper and cayenne
24 shucked oysters, drained
sliced tomatoes
shredded lettuce


Heat oil to 375 degrees F. (190 degrees C.) in a deep fryer
or heavy skillet. Meanwhile, prepare the wasabi tartar
sauce by stirring l the ingredients together in a small
bowl and set aside. Slice the loaves of bread into half
horizontally or vertically. Spread inside surfaces of
bread with butter. Place the bread on a baking sheet,
cut sides up. Heat the bread under broiler for 2 or 3
minutes, or until lightly browned; set aside. Place
cornmeal mixture in a plastic bag. Drop in six oysters
at a time and shake until well coated with cornmeal,
knocking off excess. Fry the oysters in batches of six
or less, turning occasionally, until they’re just cooked
through and are golden brown, about 1½ minutes.
Drain on paper towels. Spread each piece of bread with
2 tablespoons of wasabi tartar sauce. Arrange the oysters,
tomatoes, and lettuce on the bottom slices of bread. Top
with the remaining bread and gently press together. Enjoy.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Will not reheat well

Rec: Packet Cooking

Packet cooking is easy, which I think is the best sort of cooking. This is tastiest cooked over a grill, but it works beautifully in the oven as well. It's simple, low calorie and fast. This recipe serves four, but it can be halved for two, or quartered for one. I don't recommend making this for one, because it could just as easily be made for two or four, with the remaining servings frozen as is in the packet, then popped into the microwave for dinner on busy days. The best accompaniment to this is rice. A box rice is easiest, however, I'm posting a Spanish Rice recipe separately for those who are more ambitious. I've filched this recipe from The Change One Diet by the Reader's Digest people.

Snapper and Sugar Snap Peas in a Packet

3 cups sugar snap peas (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
2 teaspoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4 red snapper filets, 6 ounces each (or other delicate fish, such as flounder or sole)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, or prepare the grill.

Toss the sugar snap peas, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper together in a bowl.

Coat four 15-inch lengths of cooking parchment paper or aluminum foil with cooking spray. Place one filet on one-half of each paper then top with about 3/4 of the sugar snap peas. Fold the paper over the fish and peas and fold the edges all around to seal.

Put the packets on a baking sheet to go into the oven, or directly on the grill and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Thought For Today

"I would love to speak a foreign language but I can't. So I grew hair under my arms instead." - Sue Kolinsky

SurvivalBlog.com

Something a little different - a survivalist Blog. You heard about them, now read what they're saying.


http://www.survivalblog.com/

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

IT'S CAROLINE REED DAY!

My favorite Academy grad. Hey, grab a bottle of mescal and come for a visit.














Friday, February 24, 2017

The Thought For Today

"There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all." - Robert Orben

Pushin Daisies: a mortuary novelty shop

Pushin Daisies: a mortuary novelty shop

Yup, it's Weird Friday again and I think that this will qualify. One of my favorites? The T-shirt: "Friends help you move...REAL friends help you move bodies!"
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Thought For Today

"A new study shows that monkeys can look at photos and recognize other monkeys they know. However, the study also shows that monkeys are terrible with names." - Conan O'Brien

Lunar Property from the Lunar Embassy - World Headquarters

Lunar Property from the Lunar Embassy - World Headquarters

And speaking of...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Tired of Your Name? Try This Name Generator

Now that you have your Elf name, your Hobbit name, your Orc name, your stripper name and a host of other names, how about variations on your own name. This random name generator at the BabyNames site is a handy tool to find out who you might have been. After all, your name is quite a random and capricious event, as is occasionally made evident by parents who actually name their kids things like Ima Hogg. Well, if you're female you have an easy way out of that one in many cultures. It would be bad luck, though, if Ima ended up married to say a Mann or a Butler -- or worse. If I were Ima I probably would go by my middle name, even if it were, say, Gertrude. (In real life I don't have that option, since my parents didn't give me a middle name.) This is Blair Dakota signing off...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Thought For Today

“Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!” ― Roald Dahl

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian." - Dennis Wholey

The Kilted Nation

And now the kilts are invading America.


http://www.kiltednation.com/

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Chuck Norris Facts

Chuck Norris Facts

Read and learn true wisdom about The Master. And have a couple of laughs. Even 'he' loves this Site.

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

Shatner's Toupee

Shatner's Toupee


Funny stuff...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

The UberPage of the First Church of Shatnerology!

The UberPage of the First Church of Shatnerology!

Oh, what evil people to treat our hero like this! Actually, Shatner loves it and you might too. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Rec: Microwave Meatloaf

Meatloaf

1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef or ground turkey
8 ozs tomatoe sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup minced onions
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Sauce

1/3 cup catsup
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar


Combine meatloaf ingredients in a bowl and mix with
(clean) hands until well mixed. Pat into a 9 x 5 microwave
loaf pan. Cook in microwave on HIGH 6 minutes. While
cooking, combine sauce elements into small bowl and
whisk until mixed. At the end of the 6 minutes pour
sauce over the loaf and continue cooking on HIGH for an
additional 5 to 7 minutes. (For a firmer loaf, decrease
tomato sauce to 6 ozs).

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

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

Cruzin Cooler

Cruzin Cooler

I don't know what to say. Only in America would someone come up with a cooler that you can sit on and drive (up to 13mph), and attach trailers to. And then have it made in China. Over 40K sold so far folks. And check out the Ellen Cooler. Funny.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARWIN!

Yeah, yeah I know. Some of your relatives STILL live in trees.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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...

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Thought For Today

"If you live to the age of a hundred you have it made because very few people die past the age of a hundred." - George Burns

The Klingon Sex Manual by Spiletta42

The Klingon Sex Manual by Spiletta42

Is nothing sacred?
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed." - Mel Brooks

Holy Sheep Dip!

No need to be sheepish about it, have some more sheep fun!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." - George Burns

Disposable Temporary E-Mail Address

Disposable Temporary E-Mail Address

"Why do you need Temporary Email? Maybe you need to register at a website and don't want to give out your personal email address. Or, Perhaps you are working at a Trade Show and want to create a Custom Temporary Email address for a week. The uses are endless." And these are just some of the legal ones. Have fun, and when questioned by the cops, I have no idea who you are.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Thought For Today

Someone asked Fields: How do you like children?

"Parboiled!" - W.C.Fields

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Cocaine is God's way of telling someone that they're too rich." - Robin Williams

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.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Friday, February 03, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Foamy

Ok, this has to be here. http://www.illwillpress.com/
It's Weird Friday! Foamy is the best. I admit, I am a Foamy cult member. This little squirrel beats the pants off of Dennis Miller, Bill Mahr, and maybe even Dennis Leary as far as rants go.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Get Off My Lawn!

FREE of course. "The neighborhood kids are on your lawn again, and it's time to take action. And that action is murder." Rated 4.3 out of 5. And did I remember to say FREE?

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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

WTF?!

WTF?!

"Welcome! You've stumbled into WTF?! - a WoW inspired side-scrolling Flash-based RPG." Looks like fun.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Thought For Today

“When the food runs out, the family reunion is over. It’s cool that out of all my relatives, I’m the only cannibal. 
”  -    Jarod Kintz

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

Rec: Reuben Sandwich

8 Slices Rye Bread
½ Pound Sliced Corned Beef
8 Ounces Sauerkraut
4 Tablespoons Thousand Island Dressing
4 Slices Swiss Or American Cheese



Take your rye bread and butter both sides of all 8 pieces. In a large skillet brown one side of the rye bread. Now on the toasted side add the corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. Top with slices of Swiss cheese. Top with the bread toasted side down. Place back into the skillet, pan fry till cheese is melted or heated thru. Enjoy.

Rec: Tomatoe Garlic Sandwich

6 to 8 Slices Bread
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
3 Green Chilies
1 Large Tomato, Sliced
10 Slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
Table Salt
Fresh Cracked Black Pepper



The first step is to toast your bread if you like a crunch
with your sandwich. Now spread on the fine minced garlic
on one side of the bread. Now place the slices of tomato on,
top with a drizzle of olive oil and slices of green chilies. Add
the fresh lemon juice and slices of sharp cheddar. Close the
sandwich and slice, and enjoy.

Rec: Cucumber Sandwich

4 to 6 Slices Rye Bread
8 Ounces Soft Cream Cheese
3 Large Shredded Cucumbers
1 Package Blue Cheese Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
Table Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper


Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl minus the
shredded cucumbers. Once well blended fold in the cucumbers.
Place a small amount of the mixture on a slice of bread and
top with an additional slice of bread. This sandwich is also
great with toasted bread.

Rec: Meatloaf Sandwich For One

      1 slice meatloaf, cut 3/4-inch thick (your favorite recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 slices sourdough bread or 2 slices white bread
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup, to taste
  • 1 slice monterey jack cheese

  •  
     
    1. Spread 1 slice of bread with mustard.
    2. Spread the other slice of bread with ketchup.
    3. Brown meat loaf slice on both sides in 1 teaspoon of olive oil in skillet or on griddle until heated through.
    4. Put browned meatloaf slice on the mustard-smeared bread.
    5. Put a slice of cheese on top of the meat loaf.
    6. Cover with the ketchup-smeared bread.
    7. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in skillet or on griddle.
    8. Grill the sandwich over medium heat on both sides, until golden.

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    The Thought For Today

    "One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you." - Larry Gelbart

    Common foods that are toxic for pets

    Own a dog or cat? This is important stuff to know, print and post on your fridge.

    Sunday, January 29, 2017

    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Funny and Extreme Videos, Flash Games, Funny Pictures, Funny Jokes, Funny Flash Humor - KillSomeTime.com

    Funny and Extreme Videos, Flash Games, Funny Pictures, Funny Jokes, Funny Flash Humor - KillSomeTime.com As the name says, it's a great place to kill some time. You especially need to check out the video shorts - page after page of them. All of the classics are there including Janet Jackson's little mishap. I especially love "Got Milk?".

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    The Thought For Today

    "Any kid'll run an errand for you if you ask at bedtime." - Red Skelton

    EATR: The Vegetarian Robot that Kills : TreeHugger

    EATR: The Vegetarian Robot that Kills : TreeHugger


    Now, this is a bit weird.

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    The Thought For Today

    "The reason the golf pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing." - Phyllis Diller

    10 Ways to Freak Out Your Date

    "Here’s my pick for 10 ways to turn off your date, with some choice marketing language from their vendors. If you wear one of these and your date does not quickly disappear, I suggest you hurry and take out a restraining order and change your telephone number, cuz you got yourself a big problem." My favorite - #8 of course! 

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    The Thought For Today

    “I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food” ― Erma Bombeck

    Rec: Haggis, Tatties and Neeps

    Sunday night is Burns Night so why not celebrate it like every good Scot with Haggis accompanied with Tatties and Neeps (mashed potatoes with a little nutmeg and Mashed Swede also known as turnip with a little ginger). In this recipe I have combined the two, sprinkled a little Scottish cheddar cheese over the top to make Orkney Clapshot but you can keep the two separate if you prefer.
    (NOTE: The dictionary says that the Swedish turnip is actually the rutabaga. Plan accordingly.)


    Haggis
    1.2-1.5kg haggis (look for the best quality you can find, it is now found in many butchers and supermarkets around the world or order it in if you have to).


    Tatties
    600g mashing potato, peeled and roughly chopped
    60ml milk
    4 tbsp butter
    a generous pinch of grated nutmeg
    maldon salt


    Neeps
    600g Swede (turnip), peeled and roughly chopped
    4 tbsp butter
    3cm ginger, peeled and chopped or ground ginger
    maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper


    Orkney Clapshot
    Tatties and Neeps
    150g cheddar cheese, grated


    To Serve
    cooked kale, cabbage or spinach tossed in a little butter and season with a little salt and pepper
    30ml whisky.



    Haggis: Place the haggis in a large saucepan and cover it with cold water. Bring the water to a strong simmer then reduce the heat to a gentle steady simmer and cover the pan. Leave the haggis to cook for 40 minutes per 500g.


    Tatties: Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover them with cold water, bring the water to the boil then reduce it to a strong simmer. Leave the potatoes to cook for 20-30 minutes until they are tender. Drain the potatoes well and return them to the pan. Return the pan to the low heat and dry the potatoes for a couple of minutes. Add the butter and milk to the pan and mash the potatoes with a fork or potato masher. Add the nutmeg and a little salt to the potatoes and beat them to a smooth mash.


    Neeps: Place the Swede (turnip) in a saucepan and cover them with cold water. Place the pan over a high heat and bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat to a strong simmer and leave the Swede to cook for 20-30 minutes until they are tender. Drain Swede and return them to the pan. Place the saucepan over a low heat and cook the Swede to dry it out for a couple of minutes. Add the butter and ginger to the pan and cook them with the Swede for a minute. Mash the mixture with a fork or potato masher. Season the Neeps with a little salt and pepper and beat it until smooth.


    Orkney Clapshot: Preheat a grill to high. Mix together "Tatties and Neeps" until they are well combined. Place the mixture in an oven proof container and cover it with the grated cheese. Place the container under the hot grill and cook it until golden brown. Serve



    To Serve Haggis: Remove the haggis from the pan and cut it open with scissors or a knife. Serve the Haggis accompanied with Tatties and Neeps or Orkney Clapshot and your choice of greens. Drizzle a little of whisky over each serving of haggis (optional). Serve



    Serves 6
    I have no idea what to do with leftovers

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Address to a Haggis by Robert Burns

    Address to a Haggis by Robert Burns

    Remember, Wednesday night (the 25th) is Burns Night. Address to a Haggis is normally recited over the supper. I've ordered MY Haggis, have you?

    Sunday, January 22, 2017

    Saturday, January 21, 2017

    My New Living Will

    I, __________________________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means. Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead partisan politicians who couldn't pass ninth-grade biology if their lives depended on it or lawyers/doctors/hospitals interested in simply running up the bills. If a reasonable amount of time passes (a day or two) and I fail to ask for at least ONE of the following…Martini ____ Margarita ____ Scotch and Water____ Bloody Mary ____Vodka & Tonic ____
    Glass of Chardonnay or ____ Merlot ____Steak ____ Lobster or Crab Legs ____
    The Remote Control ____Bowl of Ice Cream ____ The Sports Page ____ Chocolate ____
    Or Sex ____…it should be presumed that I will never get any better. When such a determination is reached, I here by instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes and call it a day. At this point, it is time for all of my friends to raise their glasses to toast the good times we have had. Signature: ___________________________ Date: ___/___/___


    Via Frankie

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    The Thought For Today

    "My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso." - Pablo Picasso

    Your Breasts Are Trying To Kill You

    From Slate: A smart new history takes boobs seriously. NOT just for women.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The Thought For Today

    "Be true to your teeth and they won't be false to you." - Milton Supman...'Soupy Sales'

    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.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The Thought For Today

    "A man who carries a cat by the tail will learn something he can learn in no other way." - Mark Twain

    What on Earth - A Collection Of Fun Wear & Delightful Diversions

    What on Earth - A Collection Of Fun Wear & Delightful Diversions

    Another fun place to shop - I get a lot of my T-shirts here. "Some days it's not even worth chewing through the restraints." What more can you say?

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The Thought For Today

    “Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures with fins and gills are called. 
”  ― Jarod Kintz

    Rec: Crockpot Bouillabaisse

    1 onion, chopped
    1/2 cup dry white wine
    3 celery stalks with leaves, chopped
    1 pinch saffron
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 dash Tabasco sauce
    1/2 cup olive oil
    3 lbs mixed fish, cut into 1" squares
    2 cups clam juice
    1 lb lobster/tails (optional)
    1/4 cup parsley, chopped
    1 lb crabmeat (optional)
    3 tomatoes, diced
    1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined
    2 teaspoons salt
    2 dozen clams, mussels or scallops
    1/2 teaspoon thyme
    1 tablespoon paprika


    Put all ingredients, except seafood, in crockpot. Cover and
    cook on HIGH for 2 to 4 hours. Add seafood. Cover and cook on
    HIGH for 1 to 3 hours. Serve in heated large bowls garnished
    with fresh parsley with crusty bread on the side.

    Serves 4 to 6
    Refrigerate remainder
    Can be reheated in microwave though it's also good chilled