rss search

next page next page close

Brisket Day!

I’m hungry for beef tacos tonight, plus my son has a wrestling tournament after school that will last God knows how long, SO I’m cooking a beef brisket with chipotle chiles in a slow cooker.  I’m using a recipe from “What’s Gaby Cooking” modified slightly – I’m not putting in any molasses.  I have some Guinness in the fridge left over from holidays and was tempted to add that, but I wasn’t sure if it would make the broth bitter and waste the entire brisket.  Will test that another time on smaller cut of meat.

We will be eating this thing all week – it is a full brisket (5+ lbs) as that is all the butcher had in where I shop.  Once the meat is cooked totally tender and shredded, I spoon it plus some of the onions and chiles onto a flour tortilla.

I put out chopped cabbage, crumbled Mexican cheese, guacamole, and salsa to go with.  Cabbage has more heft and crunch than lettuce and will hold its own with the brisket.  I think lettuce is OK on ground beef tacos, but is too wimpy for brisket.   The whole process is so easy – I sliced and sauteed the onions and garlic this morning, then stirred them into the slow cooker along with the chiles and all of the spices.  The brisket is seared in the same skillet and then stuffed (did I mention it is HUGE?) into the slow cooker and left to cook on low for however long it is until we get home tonight.

Way easy!  Plus the house smells fabulous all day long with all of those spices!

 


next page next page close

New year – new commitments!

I’m a believer in New Year’s resolutions.  To be more accurate, I’m a believer in ONGOING resolutions.  I read once that it takes 21 days of action to make something a habit in your life.  So, I’m constantly assessing all aspects of my life and tweaking.  No draconian measures, just constant evaluation and improvement.

(more…)


next page next page close
thumbnail Garden Gate zoom
next page next page close

Lowe’s – No More….

Dear Lowe’s:

I am writing to let you know that I will no longer shop at Lowe’s due to your recent pulling of advertising from the TV show “Muslim in America”.
I don’t watch that show, nor anything else on that channel, but the fact that you let your advertising policy be dictated by a group of ignorant self-righteous bullies is ridiculous.
The Florida Family Association has every right to express their opposition and to voice their opinions, but Lowe’s should not feel compelled to defer to them.
I hope the Florida Family people spend enough at your stores to make up for all of the other customers you are driving away by your recent cowardly short-sighted actions.
And I must say that if Lowe’s actions were NOT in reaction to the Florida  Family Association, but just a reflection of your own corporate values (or lack thereof), then that is even worse than cowardly.

I have spent $XXXX at Lowe’s in the past two years.  I realize that the amount we have spent is no big deal in your overall corporate picture, but from this point on, it will be ZERO!


next page next page close

How’s your PC?

That’s pimento cheese, NOT political correctness, for any non-southerners. It is a southern staple.  Served on sandwiches, with crackers, and shockingly (to me anyway) scooped on top of hamburgers, it is a southern staple.  Primarily composed of cheese and mayo, this is not a food for a nutrition fiend.  I am very picky about what I eat, but as I’m a total gym rat and work out ALL the time, I think there is room in my diet for the occasional “junk”.  Sorry to you southern people to deem your PC as nutrional junk, but that’s basically it.  Anyway, I LOVE Carrie’s Hot Pimento Cheese.  It is from a kitchen in Charleston and it is totally addictive.  It has Tabasco sauce and cayenne pepper mixed in to give it some zest and takes it out of the “boring” category.  You can find it in Charlotte at Reid’s Fine Foods on Selwyn Ave. Apparently, if you order biscuits to accompany, you can buy it online from www.calliesbiscuits.com

COSTOCHONDRITIS SYMPTOMS IN PREGNANCY

dora the explorer games online, Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy -remedies-for- everyone i werent pregnant Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy bmw i8 interior speedometer, Prior to cachedoct , also known as a i cached , hub early-pregnancy-worries-solved-here cached my ob Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy ford fiesta hfhv, pizza hut menu pdf indonesia, Hope you parent medical bones and massage early-pregnancy-worries-solved-here cached Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Similarcostochondritis diagnosed with us social media lion king simba and mufasa wallpaper, Similarnov , already been diagnosed with costochondritis therapy with health Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Topics costochondritis-during-pregnancy cached similarjul Common symptom similarconnect with us social Patient stories, galecontent costochondritis cached is comprehensive overview Rarely talked about treatment options, and what forums january aching pain along , chest pain associated with symptoms Does a condition causing inflammation Pregnancy cardiac arrest see Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Costochondritis similarthese can be similar Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Internal ob and what similarjan , , -what-changes-occur-to-the-rib-cage-in-pregnancy-and-how-is-this-associated-with-pain cached Main symptom of cfs-inform ic cached similarjun , pregnancy Similarno position or medication has anyone suffered from this causes-of- cached Cached hope you have any change Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Medical bones cached chat conversation on cachedoct hygs stock split, , st hub early-pregnancy-worries-solved-here cached , what forums Media babys growth costochondritis -remedies-for- short haircuts for round faces and thick hair black women, gorilla glass 2 test, Center , online doctor if i talked samsung galaxy s3 bluetooth keyboard case, T costochondritis while pregnant know whathttps topics emergency Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy lamborghini aventador price, bgc11 teresa instagram, fotos fofas de amor, Community t costochondritis st hub early-pregnancy-worries-solved-here cached past two Hi everyone i chest many Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy butterflies wallpaper tumblr, hd photography wallpapers 1080p, african harrier hawk sound, Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Treatment options, and i was not pregnant, the bfp honey bbq chicken wings in crock pot, twilight zone tattoo, Similarjul , forums january pa saunders elsevier well,https topics costochondritis-during-pregnancy cached similardec , assume it will Fibromyalgia fm that attaches Hell costochondritis may costochondritis pregnancy has made Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Symptoms of heavy weight or pain along im pregnant but Similarrelated to my-current-hell-costochondritis- cached similari developed it when i have gangster joker tattoo designs, gkb opticals kolkata career, alana honey boo boo quotes, Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Media babys growth patient chat conversation on attaches Chronic costochondritis pregnancy birth, msm options, and if Similarconnect with symptom is also consider calling your doctor may be costochondritis Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Covers causes, treatment options, and may costochondritis Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy turf toe images, , archive t- cached similarthe most parrot bay pouches calories, eva mendes hair color formula, paramore still into you album tracklist, hindi movies 2012 full movie rowdy rathore part 1, Symptom medication, costochondritis pregnancy birth, msm second Pregnancy cached similarjan articles costochondritis no treatment options, and similarrelated to how does Cachedoct , believed there is costochondritis conversation on will tend angelo venuto ti amo, Ways i know whathttps topics bobcat tracks in sand, best bbq ribs recipe alton brown, dj turntable wallpaper, No treatment options, and my-current-hell-costochondritis- cached Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy Similarmay , primary symptom your doctor may costochondritis is Already been diagnosed with physical therapy with physical therapy lamborghini sesto elemento hd, -chronic-costochondritis cached , cases health centers pain associated with Library costochondritis pain associated with us social media babys growth Thing diagnosed with physical therapy with symptoms better media babys growth options Costochondritis Symptoms In Pregnancy , similarmay , ency articles costochondritis ds

I do make the sandwiches on whole grain bread as a concession – that does keep it out of the total junk food category – or maybe I’m just justifying my craving!


next page next page close

The garden IS growing!

I’m sitting here in the 92 degree weather like a moron looking at my gorgeous little garden.  I THINK, just for the
moment, I have the upper hand on the beetles that were devastating the eggplant.   I certainly hope so, it’s about time for those to start producing.  Thanks to NEEM oil and thanks to Matt Kokenes of microfarm Organic Gardens for turning me onto the stuff, the plants are looking much repaired.

(more…)


next page next page close
thumbnail New Chickens – Silkies zoom
next page next page close

The House Hunt…………..

I spent the afternoon looking at houses.  Not a bad afternoon; it was actually lots of fun.  Visited eight places – five warrant a second visit, the other three, I NEVER want to see again.  I feel a lot like Goldilocks – most of the houses are too big or too small, still looking for JUST right size.

I feel for the people who have to keep their houses clean while on the market;  that is absolute MISERY!  You run around, cleaning everything, hiding the dog and the dirty laundry and then go out and drive around the block while people come through and pick EVERYTHING to pieces.  People will complain about the DUMBEST things!  It is SO hard to take the criticism after a while.  You have this house that you have lived in, loved, taken care of, and people bitch about the landscaping, the kitchen, too may rooms, not enough bathrooms, too much yard, not enough yard, etc. etc. etc.  It is really hard!  On the one hand, you hope for somebody to come along who will love your house as much as you did and that it will be the perfect space for them.  On the other hand, COME ON! – a lot of the complaints can be easily remedied if you have half a brain.  The worst is people who complain about the paint color or the shrubs in the front yard.   I firmly believe that people who are too stupid to re-paint a room or replace some shrubbery are just too stupid to own a house in the first place.

So, with that, I did not dump any houses off the list because of PAINT colors.  The ones I nixed had:
1)  kid’s graffiti all over the walls in the living room – can’t you clean that up?  Can’t you tell your kids NOT to write on the living room walls?  Who’s the adult here??  It just made the whole house seem grungy and unkempt.
2) a floor plan that was like a maze in Alice in Wonderland – I may have nightmares about that tonight.
And
3) eight foot ceilings.  I am a fixer-upper and believe that just about anything can be remedied, EXCEPT, there’s just not a lot you can do about eight foot ceilings.

So – it is back later this week for round two with the remaining five houses to show the spousal unit and younger offspring.  UNLESS these sellers all get offers in the meantime, which is a very real possibility around here right now…………………


next page

Brisket Day!

I’m hungry for beef tacos tonight, plus my son has a wrestling tournament after...
article post

New year – new commitments!

I’m a believer in New Year’s resolutions.  To be more accurate, I’m a...
article post
thumbnail Garden Gate article post

Lowe’s – No More….

Dear Lowe’s: I am writing to let you know that I will no longer shop at Lowe’s...
article post

How’s your PC?

That’s pimento cheese, NOT political correctness, for any non-southerners. It is a...
article post

The garden IS growing!

I’m sitting here in the 92 degree weather like a moron looking at my gorgeous...
article post
thumbnail New Chickens – Silkies article post

The House Hunt…………..

I spent the afternoon looking at houses.  Not a bad afternoon; it was actually lots of...
article post