Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

It's Crystal Conder Day!

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

 











Friday, April 21, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Out of Context Science

"Good science, badly quoted. Removing knowledge from context and leaving something that's sometimes hilarious, sometimes strange, and, hopefully, completely absurd." And just plain fun.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Complaints Choir of Birmingham

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Helsinki Complaints Choir

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Rec: Kosher Sweet And Sour Chicken

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


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

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Baked Fish In Kosher Salt

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

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


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

SAUCE:
Melt butter. Add rest of ingredients.

Serves 4

Rec: Kosher Fried Chicken

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


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

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Miriam's Kosher Cabbage Rolls

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

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

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

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

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Roast

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

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

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

How to Scare Away a Telemarketer

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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

BloodyFingerMail.com : A Happy Email Alternative

BloodyFingerMail.com : A Happy Email Alternative


Nick sent me this and I'm pretty sure that it qualifies as a Weird Friday item. You draw the letters using your mouse. Have a bloody great time.

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Passover

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

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Big Wheels

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

Friday, April 07, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

miket

miket


Okay, this is definately strange. VERY strange.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Clock Link

Welcome to ClockLink - Get your free world clock

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

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

Rec: Chinese Crockpot Beef Pie

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



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


Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Beef Roast Cuban Style

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





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



Feeds 10 to 12
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot No Peek Beef

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



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


Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Easy Crockpot Chuck Roast

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


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

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Chili

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


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

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, April 03, 2017

The Thought For Today

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

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

I especially love number 8... 

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

ComputerPranks.com: Downloadable Pranks

ComputerPranks.com: Downloadable Pranks

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

The Top Ten College Pranks of All Time

The Top Ten College Pranks of All Time

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

Amazon.com: shocking pranks: Toys & Games

Amazon.com: shocking pranks: Toys & Games


More toys!

April Fools Day On The Web


Enjoy!

APRIL FOOLS DAY!

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