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...)