Saturday, December 31, 2016

Rec: Rock Shrimp On Toast For New Years Morning

1/4 lb butter
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
dash of pepper
1 lb of rock shrimp, peeled and deveined (you can
use kitchen scissors to cut open the back of the shell and
remove the meat)
4 to 6 slices of toast


Put butter, lemon juice, garlic salt and pepper in casserole
dish and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir well. Add
shrimp and microwave on HIGH 3 to 4 minutes, stirring
once. Serve shrimp on toast, pour sauce over shrimp.

Serves 2 to 3
Does not reheat well. Shrimp will become rubbery, so eat it
all today!

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

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

New Years Eve Drink Recipes

Well, grab your noise makers and put on your funny hats - here's a couple of dozen recipes to get you started. And remember, a couple of coated (enteric) aspirin and a glass of water before you go to bed will save you a major headache in the morning. Or you could just not drink, but where's the fun in that? 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Without computers, the government would be unable to function at the level of effectiveness and efficiency that we have come to expect. This is because the primary function of the government is -- and here I am quoting directly from the U.S. Constitution -- 'to spew out paper.'" - Dave Barry

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded: dead."  -  Woody Allen

Rec: Hearty Tuna Chowder

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup each, chopped celery, onion and green pepper
2 medium potatoes, cut in small cubes
1 can or package tuna in water (7 oz), undrained
3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup evaporated milk or half and half
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Melt butter or margarine in a non-stick saucepan over
medium low heat. Saute celery, onion, green pepper and
potatoes for about 10 minutes. Stir flour into the mixture
and cook another 3 minutes; add tuna, bacon and broth. Stir
until smooth and thickened. Add corn and transfer mixture
to crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours. Add milk,
cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on HIGH for another
20 to 30 minutes.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Catfish In Ginger Sauce

1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 (6 oz) catfish fillets



In a 2 cup microwave bowl, combine the onions, oil and
ginger. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes
or until onions are tender. In small bowl, combine the
cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the broth,
soy sauce, vinegar and cayenne. Stir into onion mixture.
Microwave, uncovered, at MEDIUM HIGH for 2 to 3
minutes, stirring after each minute, until sauce comes to
a boil. Place catfish in a microwave 3 qt. dish and pour
sauce over the fish. Cover and microwave on HIGH for
5 to 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Scallops Poulette

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon minced onion
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound bay scallops
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup milk, light cream, or evaporated milk
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley



Combine butter and onion in a 2-quart, microwave-safe
casserole. Cover, and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
Stir in flour until well blended, then stir in mushrooms,
wine, salt, pepper, scallops, bay leaf, and lemon juice.
Recover, and microwave on HIGH for 6 minutes, or until
the scallops turn opaque. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
In a small bowl, stir together the milk and egg yolk until
combined. Stir the hot liquid from the scallops, about 1
tablespoon at a time into the milk mixture. When
combined, stir the sauce back into the scallops. Cover,
and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, then stir, and
microwave for another 3 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley
before serving.



Serves 4

Rec: Saucy Lemon Shrimp

1 1/2 lbs uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, thinly sliced
juice and zest of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley


Put the shrimp in a single layer in a microwave baking
dish. Season with the pepper then top with the butter,
lemon zest and parsley. Pour the lemon juice into the
baking dish. Cook on MEDIUM HIGH for 3 1/2 minutes or
until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated next day in microwave
Do not over heat or shrimp will become rubbery

Rec: Crab Mornay

2 cups basic white sauce
2 cups cooked crab meat
1/2 lb Swiss cheese, grated

Basic White Sauce
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk


Microwave butter 30 seconds on HIGH. Blend in flour and salt,
gradually stir in milk. Microwave 4 1/2 minutes total on HIGH
or until mixture boils and thickens, stirring twice during
last half of cooking time.

Layer 1/2 of the crab meat, white sauce and cheese into an
8" by 8" baking dish. Repeat with a second layer. Microwave
8-10 minutes on MEDIUM-HIGH.

Can be prepared a day ahead of time, stored in refrigerator
and heated later
Serves 5 to 6
Refrigerate remainder, not that there's going to be any
Can be reheated in microwave - see above

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain" - Mark Twain

The Fable of Stone Soup

One of my all-time favorite stories.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Ho, Ho, Ho - The Thought For Today

"Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live." - Dennis Miller

Norad Tracks Santa



Norad Tracks Santa

If you're still up at about midnight, when I Post this, you can visit the NORAD tracking Site and follow Santa around the world. Maybe you'll even see when he gets to YOUR house.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hanukkah


Gmar chatimah tovah. A time of celebration with family and friends. It runs from sunset on 24DEC to sunset on 1JAN. Time to dig out your dreidels and Hanukkah Gelt.


I have a little dreidel. I made it out of clay.
When it's dry and ready, with dreidel I shall play.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play …
My dreidel's always playful. It loves to dance and spin.
A happy game of dreidel, come play now let's begin.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, it loves to dance and spin.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel. Come play now let's begin.

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The one positive outcome of the suffering economy is seven million fewer people than last year will be subjected to an office Christmas party." - Jimmy Kimmel

YouTube - ADAM SANDLER - CHANUKAH (HANUKKAH) SONG [PART 3]

YouTube - ADAM SANDLER - CHANUKAH (HANUKKAH) SONG [PART 3]


And time to celebrate!

YouTube - Adam Sandler: The Chanukah Song Part 2

YouTube - Adam Sandler: The Chanukah Song Part 2


And part two with a few more laughs.

YouTube - Adam Sandler original Chanukah (Hanukkah) Song

YouTube - Adam Sandler original Chanukah (Hanukkah) Song


And because it's Hanukkah...
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If Jesus had been killed 20 years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little Electric Chairs around their necks instead of crosses." - Lenny Bruce

Santa Claus' Christmas Blog!

Santa Claus' Christmas Blog!

Find out what the Big Guy and his Xmas Crew are up to.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, "My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!"" - Dave Barry

YouTube - Baarmy sheep Xmas.wmv

YouTube - Baarmy sheep Xmas.wmv


A classic bit of holiday cheer.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”  ― Erma Bombeck

Rec: Sweet Potatoe Pie

2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 pound butter, softened
2 eggs, separated
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup white sugar
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust



Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine
the sweet potatoes, butter, egg yolks, brown sugar, salt,
ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and evaporated milk. Mix
together well. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form;
add 1/4 cup sugar and fold into sweet potato mixture.
Pour into pie shell and bake at 400 degrees F for 10
minutes. Reduce heat and bake at 350 degrees F for
30 minutes or until firm. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


Serves 8
Refrigerate remainder
Good cold or reheated

Rec: Steamed Asparagus

1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter


Place asparagus in a microwave dish. Pour in water, and
dot with pieces of butter. Cover loosely, and cook in the
microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes, or until bright green
and tender. Allow the dish to stand 5 minutes before
serving.


Serves 4

Rec: Simple Blender Hollandaise Sauce

1 cup butter or margarine
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
hot water to thin


Melt butter in microwave. Rinse blender with HOT water.
Put remaining ingredients in blender. Cover and switch on
and off to blend. With blender on high, slowly add melted
butter through hole in lid in a steady stream until all the
butter has been added. Thin if needed. Turn blender off and
serve immediately.


Serves 4

Rec: Southern Cornbread Oyster Dressing

1/4 cup butter
1 red onion, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cups crumbled cornbread
3 cups soft bread cubes
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 eggs, beaten
1 pint shucked oysters, drained with liquid reserved
salt and pepper to taste



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter one 4 qt casserole
dish. Chop the oysters. Saute red onion, green onion, celery
and oysters in 2 tablespoons of the butter until soft. In a
large bowl, combine cooked onion and oyster mixture with
cornbread, bread cubes, parsley, eggs and 1/2 cup
reserved oyster liquid. Gently toss to mix, add salt and
pepper to taste. Place dressing in casserole dish and dot
with remaining butter. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes
or until top is golden brown.


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Simple Roast Duck

2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 (5 lb) whole duck
1/2 cup melted butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Rub salt, pepper, and
paprika into the skin of the duck. Place in a roasting pan.
Roast duck in preheated oven for 1 hour. Spoon 1/4 cup
melted butter over bird, and continue cooking for 45 more
minutes. Spoon remaining 1/4 cup melted butter over
duck, and cook for 15 more minutes, or until golden brown.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Let me see if I've got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn't laundering illegal drug money?" - Tom Armstrong

Write & Email Santa Claus a Christmas Letter

This is it, you'ld better get those requests in and don't worry, he WILL answer. Don't forget to leave some cookies and milk or even a slice of pie. He doesn't mind diet cookies but soy milk gives him heartburn. So if you don't want reindeer poop in your stockings (or under the tree), I'ld go with the real thing.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Deck Us All With Boston Charlie

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash., an' Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!

Don't we know archaic barrel
Lullaby Lilla Boy, Louisville Lou?
Trolley Molly don't love Harold,
Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Polly wolly cracker 'n' too-da-loo!
Donkey Bonny brays a carol,
Antelope Cantaloupe, 'lope with you!

Hunky Dory's pop is lolly gaggin' on the wagon,
Willy, folly go through!
Chollie's collie barks at Barrow,
Harum scarum five alarm bung-a-loo!

Dunk us all in bowls of barley,
Hinky dinky dink an' polly voo!
Chilly Filly's name is Chollie,
Chollie Filly's jolly chilly view halloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Double-bubble, toyland trouble!
Woof, woof, woof!Tizzy seas on melon collie!
Dibble-dabble, scribble-scrabble! Goof, goof, goof!

- The Late, Great Walt Kelly

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three." - Elayne Boosler

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree with Blanket

With this and a DVD of A Charlie Brown Christmas from Amazon/eBay, you can celebrate the TRUE meaning of Christmas.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." — Jack Handey

YouTube - Adam Sandler santa song FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!



YouTube - Adam Sandler santa song FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!


And back to Xmas...  (picture's a bit shaky, sorry)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it." — Jack Handey

YouTube - ding fries are done

YouTube - ding fries are done


And now that holiday favorite, Carol of the Bells. Updated of course.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The reason gas stations sell food, of course, is that the supermarkets are busy cashing checks. The supermarkets have to cash checks because the banks are busy mailing unsolicited credit cards to everybody in the Western Hemisphere. The result is that very few people fix cars." - Dave Barry

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it "Christmas" and went to church; the Jews called it "Hanukkah" and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say "Merry Christmas!" or "Happy Hanukkah!" or (to the atheists) "Look out for the wall!"" - Dave Barry

Write & Email Santa Claus a Christmas Letter

Last chance! This is it, you'ld better get those requests in and don't worry, he WILL answer. Don't forget to leave some cookies and milk or even a slice of pie. He doesn't mind diet cookies but soy milk gives him heartburn. So if you don't want reindeer poop in your stockings (or under the tree), I'ld go with the real thing.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker." - Anon

RoadkillToys.com Designer Plush Toys - shop

RoadkillToys.com Designer Plush Toys - shop

For Weird Friday, we have examples of typical Haggis ingredients. And the perfect toys for birthdays/Xmas. You might want to add this Site to your Favorites list. Don't forget to check the Home page for all their obits and other free stuff.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Guys are like dogs. They keep coming back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time...they're gone." - Lenny Bruce

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

And, of course, we have the true Xmas classic...

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I don't know if the presidential candidates are running for the White House or Animal House." - Bob Hope

Crazy Frog Christmas

Heeeeeeeeeee's back for Christmas...

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Thought For Today

"It's important to watch what you eat. Otherwise, how are you going to get it into your mouth ?" - Matt Diamond

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.

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

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

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

Monday, December 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"More Americans can name the three stooges than the three branches of government. Well, that's because the three stooges are more likely to get something done." - David Letterman

Write & Email Santa Claus a Christmas Letter

This is it, you'ld better get those requests in and don't worry, he WILL answer. Don't forget to leave some cookies and milk or even a slice of pie. He doesn't mind diet cookies but soy milk gives him heartburn. So if you don't want reindeer poop in your stockings (or under the tree), I'ld go with the real thing.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sloganize your name

Put your name, or any other word, into an Ad slogan.

Friday, December 02, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Never sit on the toilet, while the plunger is still in it." - Steve Dilla

PRONQUEST

NSFW  NSFW  I don't think that ANY of the D+D manuals covered this. Enjoy.  NSFW  NSFW

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Talk about getting old. I was getting dressed and a peeping tom looked in the window, took a look and pulled down the shade!" - Joan Rivers

Home

Home


Robots, remote controlled vehicles and more. Soon you can have butterflies and fairies flying around your house.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive." - Bruce Friedman

Perfect Petzzz

The name says it all...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rec: Split-Second Shrimp

2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
5 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined


In a 9 in. microwave pie plate, combine the butter,
garlic and cayenne. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1
minute or until butter is melted. Stir in the wine or
broth, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Add shrimp;
toss to coat. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2
to 3 1/2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, rotating
once. Stir before serving.


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: St. Joseph Seafood

2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 lb cooked shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 6 1/2 oz can crab meat (tuna in water can be
substituted)
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1 dash salt
3/4 cup bread crumbs


Melt butter and microwave vegetables 4 minutes
on HIGH. Stir once while cooking. Combine
remaining ingredients, except bread crumbs,
with cooked vegetables. Top with bread crumbs.
Cover with wax paper. Cook 5 minutes on HIGH
or until bubbly.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
30-35 large fresh mushrooms, stems removed
2 cups cooked crab
1 4 oz package cream cheese
2 finely chopped green onions
3/4 teaspoon crab boil seasoning
salt and pepper to taste


Melt the butter in a pan and saute the garlic. Add
the mushrooms and fry until lightly browned.
Remove pan from heat and mushrooms from pan
allowing both to cool. Place crab, cream cheese,
green onion and seasoning into pan and mix well.
Fill each mushroom with mixture and place on a
lightly greased (Pam'ed) cookie sheet and bake in
a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to15 minutes
or until browned.

Serves 4 to 6
IF there's any leftovers, refrigerate

Rec: Lemon-Garlic Roast Salmon on New Potatoes

---The Marinade:
1/2 cup good-tasting extra-virgin olive oil
5 large cloves garlic
Juice of 1 large lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
---The Fish:
4 (1-in.)-thick salmon steaks , or Pacific cod or halibut
2 to 3 medium-size, unpeeled redskin potatoes
2 generous teaspoon pickled capers, rinsed, divided
Leaves from 2 to 3 branches parsley


About a half hour before cooking, preheat oven to
400 degrees. In a food processor purée together the
olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt and pepper to
taste. Pour over the salmon steaks and refrigerate
20 to 30 minutes. Have a shallow baking dish that
can hold the salmon steaks, with some room to
spare. Boil potatoes until barely tender. Peel and
thinly slice the potatoes, then overlap slices to
cover the bottom of the dish. Moisten the potatoes
with a little marinade and sprinkle with half the
capers. Top with the steaks and the rest of the
marinade and capers. Bake the steaks 8 to 10
minutes, or until the center of a steak is no
longer raw-looking. Serve hot, sprinkled with the
leaves of parsley.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Shrimp Enchiladas Verde

1/2 lb peeled cooked shrimp (21-25 per pound;
thawed if frozen), tails removed, diced
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chiles, undrained
1 cup canned green enchilada sauce or green salsa, divided
6 corn tortillas
1/2 (15 oz) can nonfat refried beans
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese, such as
Mexican-style, Monterey Jack or Cheddar
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, cut into wedges



Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a 6 by 9 inch glass
baking dish with cooking spray. Combine shrimp, corn,
chiles and 1/4 cup enchilada sauce (or salsa) in a microwave
medium bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH until heated
through, 1 1/2 minutes. Spread 1/8 cup enchilada sauce
(or salsa) in the prepared baking dish. Top with an
overlapping layer of 3 tortillas. Spread refried beans evenly
over the tortillas. Top the beans with the shrimp mixture,
followed by the remaining 2 tortillas. Pour the remaining
sauce (or salsa) over the tortillas. Cover with foil. Bake the
enchiladas until they begin to bubble on the sides, about 15
minutes. Remove the foil; sprinkle cheese on top. Continue
baking until heated through and the cheese is melted, about
5 minutes more. Top with cilantro and serve with lime
wedges.



Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"This is little strange. A couple in England named their new daughter Kia because she was delivered in the back seat of a Kia. No one was happier than her older brother — Hospital Bed." - Jimmy Fallon

Primula Teas










This is kind of cool. They make coffee and tea makers/ware, but the coolest thing is their flowering teas. Thats right, no tea bags for them - instead you get a tea ball that when dropped into water, not only makes tea, but also makes different flowers. The prices aren't bad and they should make great gifts.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

"What Shall We Do With The Leftover Turkey?"

"What shall we do with the leftover turkey,
What shall we do with the leftover turkey,
What shall we do with the leftover turkey,
Early In The Evenin'?"              (To The Tune Of "Drunken Sailor")


Well, here's a Link to 56 ideas. And if you STILL have more leftovers, you cooked WAAAAAY too much.

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I ad lib most of my dialogue. If I did remember my lines, it would be too bad for me." - W.C.Fields

Lizard-ville > Home

Lizard-ville > Home

Welcome to another Weird Friday and beautiful Lizard-Ville. Come see the world of a 19 year old girl who can talk lizards into letting her dress them and pose them for photographs.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day." - Robert Caspar Lintner

Thanksgiving Myth: Turkey Makes You Sleepy


Sorry, you've got one less excuse for falling asleep in front of the telly after you pig-out.

Thanksgiving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thanksgiving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


You might note where and when the first Thanksgiving REALLY was.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Thought For Today

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

IT'S DARCEL DREW DAY!

Yes Darcel, YOU know why it's your day!
(Don't worry, I'm pretty sure that the statute of limitations has run out.)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Rec: Deep Fried Turkey

But if you must...

One 20 lb turkey
2 cups of salt
2 cups of sugar
2 gallons of water
1 cup of pickling spices
2 gallons vegetable oil (or follow recommendations of
deep fryer manufacturer.)


Combine water, sugar and salt in a large pot and submerge
thawed turkey. Refrigerate overnight allowing the turkey to
brine. When ready to cook the turkey, place 2 gallons of
vegetable oil in a turkey fryer and heat to 400 degrees.
Pull turkey out of brine and allow to completely dry on a
rack. Slowly submerge turkey in fryer. Cook for one hour
or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.Remove
turkey carefully and put it on a platter. Allow to rest for
10 to 15 minutes before carving. If serving later that day,
cover with aluminum foil and allow to sit on top of the
stove. When ready to serve, heat in a 350 degree oven
for a half an hour.

Serves 8 to 10 so be prepared for lots of leftovers
Refrigerate remainder
Good cold or reheated in microwave

Rec: Cranberry Sauce

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries


In a medium saucepan over medium heat,
dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in
the cranberries, and cook until they start to pop
(about 6 to 8 minutes). Remove from heat, and
transfer to a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken
as it cools.


Serves 6

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Don't assume you're always going to be understood. I wrote in a column that one should put a cup of liquid in the cavity of a turkey when roasting it. Someone wrote me that: 'The turkey tasted great, but the plastic cup melted." - Heloise

Welcome to Cattle of the Sea!

Welcome to Cattle of the Sea!

For a traditional Florida Thanksgiving dinner, though some of the REAL old time Florida crackers still swear Long Pig is the best. Hopefully it shouldn't take you more than 5 seconds to figure out that this is a humor Site, though the recipes can be used for beef. Or nosey neighbors.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Top 10 Ways to Have a Great Thanksgiving

When you REALLY want to show your guests how much you LOVE them. Number 9 is my favorite.

World Toilet Day

Yes it's real. Read all about it at Wikipedia.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Thought For Today

Secretary: "It must be hard to lose your mother-in-law."
WC: "Yes it is, very hard. It's almost impossible." - W.C.Fields

War on Terror, the board game TM - a satirical board game from TerrorBull Games

War on Terror, the board game TM - a satirical board game from TerrorBull Games

Welcome to another Weird Friday. To quote from their homepage: "It's got suicide bombers, political kidnaps and intercontinental war. It's got filthy propaganda, rampant paranoia and secret treaties..." Now, you too can prepare yourself for a government job.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The reason most people play golf is to wear clothes they would not be caught dead in otherwise." - Roger Simon

Hamster Powered Walker

More cool stuff from Crabfu. With a hamster, even. And, no, he's NOT steam-powered.

http://crabfuartworks.blogspot.com/2011/02/hamster-powered-walker.html

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Just think how stupid the average person is,and then realize that half of them are even stupider!" - George Carlin

Crabfu Steam Toys

crabfu steam toys

Steam powered radio controlled vehicles. Why steam powered? Because he could. Weird but cool, click on the photos for more info and videos. Love the R2S2, which is a steam powered you-know-who. The crab was giving me flashbacks to the movie Runaway. Little known fact - Gene Simmons of KISS, without his make up, starred as the villain in it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star. " - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I would like to deny all allegations by Bob Hope that during my last game of golf, I hit an eagle, a birdie, an elk, and a moose." - Gerald Ford

Where To Get The Best Free Education Online

"While most online resources won't grant you a college degree, there's a lot more to the internet than Wikipedia when it comes to learning. Whether you learn best through video or text, want to take a year-long course or just to touch up on a few topics, there are more than a few places online that can give you the full experience. In fact, there are enough that it can get quite overwhelming, so we've rounded up the best resources to make it all a bit more manageable. Here are some of the best places to get an education without ever leaving your computer." Good stuff.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Meg Cabot's Blog -- Simply the Best

There are only a few blogs I follow (who has time?!), but one of my favorites of the few is that of YA writer Meg Cabot, she of The Princess Diaries. I know, you're saying, Princess Diaries? You gotta be kidding. No, I'm not, although Meg kids around a lot herself, which is what makes the blog so great. She spends more blog time entertaining than complaining. While you're there, be sure to check out her VidLit, which is also funny.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"There is no such thing as a good war and there is no such thing as a bad peace." - Benjamin Franklin

Veterans Day

"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."

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Thought For Today

"There's nothing wrong with a woman welcoming all men's advances, darling, as long as they are in cash ." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

Internet Slang & Acronym Dictionary

Internet Slang & Acronym Dictionary

For people, like me, who don't know what's going on.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The Thought For Today

"My wife doesn't care what I do when I'm away. As long as I don't enjoy myself." - Lee Trevino

The VOCO Clock

The VOCO Clock

Not cheap. Reproduces the subtle wit employed by P. G. Wodehouse's most famous character--the valet Reginald Jeeves politely affirms the beginning of the day. 126 different wake-up messages in the reserved voice of Stephen Fry When the alarm sounds, Jeeves speaks softly as he assuages your displeasure that the morning has indeed come: "Excuse me sir, I'm so sorry to disturb you, but it appears to be morning... Very inconvenient, I agree... I believe it is the rotation of the Earth that is to blame" or greets you with "Good morning, sir... I feel sure you have slept soundly, feel thoroughly refreshed, and await the day with the anticipation of an energetic gazelle. If you are not roused sufficiently, a series of beeps will ensue A press of the rosette at bed time initiates a three-minute relaxation message with ambient music. Made of wood and handpainted in a subdued lacquer. A button on the back illuminates the clock's face.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The Thought For Today

"It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat." - Robert Fuoss

Monday, November 07, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I've been on a calendar, but never on time." - Marilyn Monroe

SIGN BUILDER 2.0 - INDUSTRIAL SIGNAGE

SIGN BUILDER 2.0 - INDUSTRIAL SIGNAGE

For making various Danger/Hazmat signs on your computer. Now you can put something interesting on your bathroom door.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

POOR DEANO!

Thanks Rob DenBleyker

Saturday, November 05, 2016

IT'S BONFIRE NIGHT!

AHHH, BUT WHAT IF THEY HAD SUCCEEDED?

Friday, November 04, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I have no respect for gangs today. None. They just drive by and shoot people. At least in the old days, like in West Side Story, the gangs used to dance with each other." - Robert G. Lee

Gothic Industrial Culture

Welcome to another Weird Friday and I'm at a loss for words about this Site. I'm not going to make fun of it just because I don't understand it. I'll leave it up to YOU to decide.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Thought For Today

"There are many silly superstitions about lightning, and as a result many people - maybe even you - are terrified of it. You shouldn't worry. Thanks to modern science we now know that lightning is nothing more than huge chunks of electricity that can come out of the sky, anytime, anywhere, and kill you." - Dave Barry

BEN KENOBI: PRIVATE JEDEYE

Watch. Laugh. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The largest cruise ship ever built set sail for the first time — from Finland to Miami. The ship has a park, golf courses, a shopping mall...all the things you can do on land with the added excitement of possibly sinking." - Craig Ferguson

Let's start Shopping...only 53 Days Til...

Halloween is over, lets skip Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas. Here's a few good places for us geeks to start shopping:

http://www.computergear.com/

http://www.x-tremegeek.com/

and if you really HAVE to leave the house and go out on "Black Friday," get an early check on the sales:

http://www.bfads.net/

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The Thought For Today

"You define a good flight by negatives: you didnt get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you are grateful." - Paul Theroux

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Thought For Today






"Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night." - Steve Almond

IT'S HALLOWEEN!

TIME TO PIG-OUT ON CANDY!

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Holidays (Halloween Legends)

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Holidays (Halloween Legends)

Just in time for Halloween. What's the truth about Halloween candy being poisoned by crazy people? Or pins and razor blades being put in treats? Well, start reading and find out the facts.

Halloween - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Halloween - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Halloween - everything that you ever wanted to know but were AFRAID to ask. You might even find a few surprises here.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ten Spooky Short Shorts

What's a short short? It's a very short story that still supposed to have the classic short story elements of protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution. Short shorts are also known as flash fiction, sudden fiction, microfiction, micro-story and postcard fiction. Here at NPR are ten seasonal tales by various radio types and writers, including Stardust's Neil Gaiman. (And who is more appropriate to showcase for Halloween than Gaiman?)

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Thought For Today







"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson

YouTube - Happy Tree Friends - Remains To Be Seen

YouTube - Happy Tree Friends - Remains To Be Seen


With Halloween almost here, let's go trick or treat with the Happy Tree Friends. Or not!
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"No problem is too big to run away from." - Charles M. Schulz

Halloween Online

Halloween Online

The official magazine of Halloween.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A lady came up to me on the street and pointed at my suede jacket. "You know a cow was murdered for that jacket?" she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, "I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too." - Jake Johansen

Death and Dementia

Keeping with the Halloween motif......the name of the site says it all. Lots of links to keep busy for a while.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If it screams, it's not food... yet." - Anon

Halloween Drink and Cocktail Recipes

Halloween Drink and Cocktail Recipes

And for you older ghosts and ghoulies out there...

FamilyFun: Halloween Recipes - Cakes and Treats - and More Family Fun

FamilyFun: Halloween Recipes - Cakes and Treats - and More Family Fun

Instead of just giving you two or three Halloween recipes, here's a full page of them. Enjoy!

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy ... in a jar on my desk." - Steven King

Frightbytes Virtual Haunted House Halloween Ghost Stories

Frightbytes Virtual Haunted House Halloween Ghost Stories

IT'S ALMOST TIME!

P.S. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a couple of fun(?) interactive novels.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Only Way To Guarantee Your Spot In Hell

Includes a Link to go the other direction if you can't take the heat.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." - Doug Larson

Welcome to Vampire.com

Welcome to Vampire.com


Well it's red and comes in bottles. I THINK that it's wine. For those truely UNEXPECTED Halloween guests. Good luck.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

"My husband and I had our best sex during our divorce. It was like cheating on our lawyers." - Priscilla Lopez

Light Up Talking Eyeball Doorbell

This will be the biggest hit this Halloween (yes I've ordered one).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." - Dorothy Parker

SHARK! Jammies

Not cheap but they'll double as a Halloween costume.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Rec: Rock Shrimp Casserole

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


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


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Fish Creole

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


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


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Tamra's Microwave Tilapia

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


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


 Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Red Snapper

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


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


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Costumes, Costume Accessories & Costume Ideas!

Look Ma! Plenty more costumes, in plenty of time for Halloween. So start your buying.

Friday, October 14, 2016

MYPETZOMBIES.COM

MYPETZOMBIES.COM

I'm at a loss for words. Feel free to share this with friends and loved ones. And before you ask, I have NO idea how I'm going to top this. Frankie loved this Site. Birthday presents for the hard to buy for. And Halloween is almost here. Better hurry and order.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloween Decorations, Props, Costumes, Masks, - Frightcatalog.com!

Halloween Decorations, Props, Costumes, Masks, - Frightcatalog.com!

It's almost time. Better order now. Good prices. Now, let's see - who or what do I want to be this year?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"For years, my husband and I had advocated separate vacations. But the kids kept finding us." - Erma Bombeck

You Too Can Be A Flaming Carrot!

"Nothing would make a parent prouder than to hear their child proclaim, "Mommy! Daddy! When I grow up, I want to be a Flaming Carrot!" Now, I'm sure some of you are all grown-up now, but still have yet to accomplish those dreams. Well it's time to take said dreams off the backburner and make them a reality!" You still have plenty of time until halloween, so get started!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said, "I'd like some fries."The girl at the counter said, "Would you like some fries with that ?"" - Jay Leno

Rec: Jambalaya Pasta

2 oz. olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
3 tablespoons Cajun Spice Blend
4 oz. red, yellow, green peppers, cut into thin strips
4 oz. red onions, cut into thin strips
6 oz. Shrimp (shells, tails, and veins removed)
1 tablespoon blanched garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
4 oz. Roma Tomatoes, diced 1" pieces
1 1/2 cups Spicy Chicken-Seafood Broth
1 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 lb. Linguini Pasta (fresh)



Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Place the chicken
into a clean mixing bowl. Sprinkle the 2/3 of the Cajun
Spice over the chicken and into the bowl. Gently toss
the chicken until each piece is evenly coated with the
spice.· Add the chicken into the sauté pan and cook until
it is about half done. Add the peppers, onions and shrimp
into the pan. Cook until the shrimp are about half done.
Add the garlic into the pan. Season all of the ingredients
with kosher salt, ground black pepper, and a little more
Cajun Spice. Add the diced tomatoes and chicken-seafood
broth into the sauté pan. Gently stir the ingredients
together. Continue to cook until the chicken and shrimp
are done, and the vegetables are tender.· Drop the pasta
into boiling salted water, and cook until “al dente.” Place
the pasta into serving bowls. Spoon the jambalaya over
the pasta. Garnish with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley.



Serves 2
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Chicken Livers Supreme

1/2 lb sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 lb chicken livers, halved
2 to 3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme


In a 2 1/2 quart casserole, combine mushrooms, onion and
butter. Cover and microwave on HIGH 4 to 5 minutes, stirring
once, until onion and mushrooms are tender. Toss livers with
flour, salt, pepper and thyme and stir in. Cover and cook on
HIGH 3 minutes and on MEDIUM 6 to 8 minutes, stirring twice,
until livers are tender. Best served over rice.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Chicken And Okra Gumbo

1/2 chicken (about 1 lb)
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 sprigs thyme
1 bay leaf
2 cups chopped fresh okra
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
hot sauce to taste


In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the chicken
and cover with water. Add the onions, celery, bell pepper,
and garlic and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the
chicken from the pot and allow it to cool. When the
chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and
bones. Shred the meat and set aside. Add the tomatoes,
thyme, bay leaf, and okra to the broth in the pot.
Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken to the
pot. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of hot sauce.
Just before serving, remove the bay leaf.


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry." - Rita Rudner

Star Trek Costumes & Party Supplies - Buy Star Trek Halloween Costumes

Star Trek Costumes & Party Supplies - Buy Star Trek Halloween Costumes


One of the best places for Star Trek costumes.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

Haunted Memories Changing Portraits

Haunted Memories Changing Portraits

For Weird Friday I give you a very cool Site. Sadly, it's not cheap. But putting a 5x7 (available for some) on your desk wouldn't be TOO painful. Still, you can visit the Site and enjoy the portraits for free.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

I BE GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Evacuated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Thought For Today

"The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't have to clean." - Erma Bombeck

Haunted Paper Toys

Haunted Paper Toys


Beautiful! And just in time for Halloween. "Deck the halls with skulls of folly..."

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Buzz Aldrin will be on 'Dancing With the Stars.' He may be the only man to have walked on the moon and moonwalked in the same lifetime." - Jimmy Kimmel

DarkLinks 2016 Halloween Links

Almost Halloween. Sad, but the Christmas stuff is already in the stores. So, before it's over, check out the DarkLinks 2010 link page. Another thing that sucks, the marathon horror movies on the cable channels will soon end too. For some more B flicks check www.badmovies.org. And for other oddities, check: http://www.hauntedcuriosities.com/ and http://www.arkhambazaar.com/

Monday, October 03, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized." - Fred Allen

Horror Find

Another good one for the Halloween theme.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Rosh Hashanah

It begins at sunset tonight and runs until sunset on the 4th. Be sure to spend it with friends and family. (Remember to party like it's 5777!)


"May you immediately be inscribed and sealed for a Good Year and for a Good and Peaceful Life"

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Poppet Planet

Okay, so you don't need more Stuff To Buy. Nevertheless, Poppet Planet is just too brilliant to pass up, and this is Halloween month, after all. These are a bit like the little harlequin dolls that are sold all around New Orleans during Mardi Gras, except that these apparently live on the Dark Side. Artist Lisa Snellings Clark is also selling some glow in the dark poppets on eBay. Ah, Halloween ... it's going to be a good month!

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on." - Samuel Goldwyn

www.zombieportraits.com

http://www.zombieportraits.com/

This is definately one for Weird Friday. If you send Rob Sacchetto a picture of your head and shoulders (and money of course), he'll send back a custom portrait of you as a zombie. Sweet, but are they worth the money? It's up to you, but, personally I just need to look in a mirror in the morning. BRRRRRRR!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Behold, the tailgate party. The pinnacle of human achievement. Since the dawn of parking lots, man has sought to fill his gut with food and alcohol in anticipation of watching others exercise.” - Homer Simpson

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing." - Dave Barry

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." - Jacqueline Kennedy

Cattle Prods

It's Weird Friday annnnnnnd... They're perfect for training the 'significant other' in your life. I say, no more cookie crumbs in bed! And I wonder why I live alone?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I had, out of my sixty teachers, a scant half dozen who couldn't have been supplanted by phonographs." - Don Herold

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, any more than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table." - John F. Kennedy

Sea Monkey Worship Page

Sea Monkey Worship Page

A blast from the past. All hail the Sea Monkeys, the true rulers of the seas! Yup, those things that you ordered off the back pages of a comic book are still around. And STILL don't look anything like the pictures.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

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

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"There is not a man in America who has not had a secret ambition to boot an infant." - W.C.Fields

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Though For Today

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. They think there need be but little restraint upon themselves. The love of power may sink too deep in their own hearts." - Daniel Webster

HeroRAT

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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

I date this girl for two years -- and then the nagging starts: "I wanna know your name." - Mike Binder

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up." - Lenny Bruce

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Eat the rich — the poor are tough and stringy." - Anon

Rec: Overnight Tuna Casserole

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


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

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Garlic Shrimp

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


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


Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Rock Shrimp Chowder

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



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


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

Rec: Lobster Newburg

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


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

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

Rec: Tuna Noodle Casserole

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


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

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"It's not hard to tell we was poor -- when you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline." - George Lindsey

BBspot - RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix

BBspot - RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix

A little bit of humor about a very unfunny subject.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Paraprosdokians

PARAPROSDOKIANS are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. (Winston Churchill loved them)
1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.
3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left..
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
8. They begin the evening news with 'Good Evening,' then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
10. Buses stop in bus stations. Trains stop in train stations. On my desk is a work station.
11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks.
12. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.'
13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
17. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
18. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
19. There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.
20. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.
21. You're never too old to learn something stupid.
22. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
23. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
24. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
25. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
26. Where there's a will, there are relatives.

Friday, September 09, 2016

The Thought For Today

"When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car." — Jack Handey

52 Examples Why Florida Is Still The Craziest State

And proud of it!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

THE Perfect Daft Punk Helmet

DAMN!   (Via BoingBoing)

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Anytime I see something screech across a room and latch onto someone's neck, and the guy screams and tries to get it off, I have to laugh, because what IS that thing?!" - Jack Handey

Comics - The Oatmeal

Comics - The Oatmeal Funny stuff!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage."  –  Woody Allen

Monday, September 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A kindergarten teacher in Florida was arrested for trafficking Oxycodone. Other teachers became suspicious when she had the only class in school with a six-hour naptime." - Jimmy Fallon

Dude, Where's My Flying Car? The Popular Science Fantasy - Flying Cars - Jalopnik

Dude, Where's My Flying Car? The Popular Science Fantasy - Flying Cars - Jalopnik


Okay, I understand that, but where the hell is my jetpack?

Sunday, September 04, 2016

POOR DEANO!



WHY THE LAW SAYS THAT HE CAN'T HAVE KIDS.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

TOP TEN BEST EXCUSES IN CRIMINAL CASES

1. License case: “It wasn’t me, my brother did it, my brother did it” The defendant doesn’t have a brother.

2. Assault and Battery Case: “The guy walked into my fist. I tried to stop him, but he kept running into my fist!”

3. Shoplifting case: “I was going to return it if it didn’t fit, really I was.”

4. Conspiracy case: “it was entirely my wife’s idea, I will testify that way if I need to.”

5. Assault with Dangerous Weapon: “The cops must have planted my fingerprints on the weapon.”

6. Drug case: “I was only given $5,000 to drive this bag from one location to another, how was I supposed to know there was something illegal in the bag?”

7. Minor in possession of alcohol: “Yeah, we had the alcohol, but I wasn’t given my Miranda rights, so that means a dismissal right?” The police saw the person drinking in the car and there were no statements to be suppressed.

8. DUI case: “I drank a lot, but I wasn’t that drunk because I got to the car and I was driving.”

9. Drug case: An overweight person claimed that she didn’t use crack cocaine. While pointing at herself she stated, “look at me, does it look like I use crack!”

10. My favorite: A doctor gets arrested for trying to elicit sex from a prostitute. “I was doing research on STDs."

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I intend to live forever. So far, so good." - Steven Wright

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me." - Noel Coward

Mighty Kite Home

Home


And completing the lineup we have Mighty Kite. "Mighty Kite size can easily fit in a purse or in a glove box, and can be used as a book marker. Take it off the package & carry the Mighty Kite in your pocket!" These are inexpensive and cool. The perfect kite for young kids and the permanently young at heart.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones." - Oscar Wilde

Harbor Wind & Kite Co. - Your online source for discount kites, accessories, toys and more!

Harbor Wind & Kite Co. - Your online source for discount kites, accessories, toys and more!


It's the windy season so, hey, go fly a kite! A HUGE selection, all shapes and sizes. From one string to many. My favorite is R2D2. So become a kid again and enjoy! And watch out for those phone/power lines.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Figure this stuff is safe to drink? Huh? Actually I don't care if it's safe or not, I drink it anyway. You know why? Cause I'm an American and I expect a little cancer in my food and water." - George Carlin

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

"That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you." - A. Whitney Brown

About Pocket Kite

About Pocket Kite


To paraphrase Robin Williams: Oh look! It's just like a man's kite, but smaller. And now, according to an Email they just sent me, can be found at Toys "R" Us.

(Hint, hint - what to say to a Flasher.)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Now for a Little Walk on the Darkside

There are a few good links around for those of you who want to take a little walk on the darkside. For one, a lovely Cthulhu blog called Lolthulhu, offering up a lot of nuttiness and some terrific art.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl." - Charlie Chaplin

noadi on Etsy - Noadi's Art on Etsy, Polymer Clay Jewelry & Sculpture

noadi on Etsy - Noadi's Art on Etsy, Polymer Clay Jewelry & Sculpture


If you like earrings and necklaces of things with too many arms/legs, this is the Site for you.








Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five." - Steven Wright

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning :: Watch the Sci-Fi Parody film online : Download the Star Wreck Movie or get it on DVD!

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning :: Watch the Sci-Fi Parody film online : Download the Star Wreck Movie or get it on DVD!

"Star Wreck is a feature-length science fiction parody made in Finland. The film took seven years to make, but in the end we had a film with amazing special effects, action and lots of dark humor. Go and download the movie, it's free. If you like the film, you can also get it on DVD." It's been downloaded over 8 million times (including by me) and is kickass funny: WATCH IT! And don't forget to check out Iron Sky while you're there.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or PH.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B." - Fats Domino

Amazon.com: Absolutely MAD Magazine - 50+ Years: Software

Amazon.com: Absolutely MAD Magazine - 50+ Years: Software

Know any Mad Magazine fans? THIS is the gift to give them. Over 50 years (with extras) on DVD. We are talking HOURS of enjoyment here. And the price isn't too painful.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sad, Sweet "West Coast"

And now for something completely different -- from me, at any rate -- a music video! This is a little song that is apparently very popular in New York right now because of all the bi coastal relationships between the Big Apple and La La Land. I can't say I think the video is much but the song is nice. Are there any of us out there who haven't had a long distance relationship and can't relate this song?

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs." - Oscar Wilde

True Companion

Hmmmmmm, a sexbot. She won't lie to you, insult you, eat you out of house and home or max out your credit cards? And never a headache for only $995? What's not to love? I'll take two, please. And there's one for the ladies too. Not sure if he'll do the dishes, though.



http://truecompanion.com/

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Shiny Balls of Mud

Apparently kids in Japan have a strange past time. We made mud pies, they make ... mud art. You, too, can make hikaru dorodango by following these simple directions. Let me know how well you do, heh heh heh.

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. " - Abraham Lincoln

Welcome to Improbable Island

Welcome to Improbable Island


Well it's Weird Friday again and I have no idea what to say about this Post, so I'll quote them. "You've been drafted into a war against a machine called the Improbability Drive. It lives somewhere in the jungle, over there. Improbability is leaking out of this bloody thing like radiation, so we've got to blow it up. The whole war is being televised, you've noticed the cameras already, so try not to do anything stupid while the world watches. Your head hurts because the guys who burst into your living room with sticks and a great big sack probably hit you a bit too hard, and you might have landed badly when they tossed you out of the plane. You survived the fall without a parachute because of the Improbability Bubble surrounding the island, which makes the air notably denser about forty feet above sea level. You're naked and unarmed because everything that penetrates the Improbability Bubble gets changed in rather amusing ways, and we didn't want to take that risk. There's blood on my boots because I came across some monsters on the way over here - yes, monsters, stop gawping, you'll get used to them - and you'll either pick up the rest as you go along, or you'll die in a very entertaining fashion." She smiles. "Either way, it'll make for great television."

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Humor is just another defense against the universe." - Mel Brooks

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NASA!

For the Benefit of All

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back." - Lois McMaster Bujold

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Yet each man kills the thing he loves, from all let this be heard. Some does it with a bitter look, some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword." - Oscar Wilde

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain." - Edward De Bono

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage." - Marvin Kitman

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind." - E.B. White

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Thought For The Day

"Never try to make anyone like yourself. You know, and God knows, that one of you is enough." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes." — Jack Handey

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

Lady: "Are you really a man?"

WC: "Well, I've been called other things." - W.C.Fields

Make Your Own Cool Summertime Drinks

Make your own Frappuccino, Iced Mocha, Jamba Juice, Slurpee and Thai Iced Tea at home.

And here's a Link to a recipe for Harry Potter's Butterbeer. Enjoy.

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20100630/D9GLR9TG1.html

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Just between you and me, I think "everything" bagels are making a lot of promises they can’t keep." - Kevin Tor

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Washington etiquette was of little importance to Woodrow Wilson. According to tradition, a president...walked ahead of his companions...But Wilson refused to enter rooms before his wife, saying "a man who is a gentleman before becoming President should remain one afterwards.""