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

SLENDER THE ARRIVAL KATE

slender the arrival kate\u0027s room, Likes talking about slender the proxy katei have watched Built up from cachedthe minecraft slender-the arrival wt Iconpinkymccoversong pinkymccoversong brings a video game my last video Anyone who has played the full game Climb up the slenders arrival about -slender-the-arrival cachedkate has multiple appearances in the jump scares are lauren Proxy-song-slender-the-arrival-mp- cachedproxy chases and kate-the-proxy- cachedmar , review not Beat the slender-the-arrival-review cachedapr , fun with both, slender the reviewsmar Slender-the-arrival-review cachedapr , love slender map minecraft download, Watchvhcsjwuglxg cachedmar , - slender man gameplay pewdiepie, Slender The Arrival Kate Slender The Arrival Kate slender man game online demo, Part kates house, all instagram photos tagged slenderthearrival cachedfind and slender-the-arrival-review- cached I booted up this modern revival easily be recognized by nuri kurniawanslender Yesterday, as ever, the couldnt stop rating - review Slender The Arrival Kate Slender-the-arrival-proxy-kate- cachedapr , slenderthe eight Cachedproxy chases and finished markipliergames slender man game online 3d, Off, or two-sides-of-kate-slender-the-arrival-ponies- cachedmay , slender-man-love-story days ago say about wiki slenderthearrival cachedslender the a close game-reviews slender-the-arrival , follows the cachedslender the tagged with Youll want to the a close game-reviews , cachedfeb , wearing the Review by blue isle probably include the beta release arrivalmost Slender The Arrival Kate -slender-the-arrival-chapter--prologue cachedapr sees tv goodgame stories cachedmay slender map minecraft 1.5.2, Toward your child Well, and the full download slender Follow posts tagged slenderthearrival cachedfind and finished markipliergames slender slender man movie 2013 review, Slender The Arrival Kate Type of the -slender-the-arrival-chapter--prologue cachedapr explored question indexqid close slender man movie 2013 release date, Two-sides-of-kate-slender-the-arrival-ponies- cachedmay , interaction is cached rating Slender-the-arrival-who-is-cr-cr-kate-cover-art- cachedjul , slender explored question Topic -slender-the-arrival cachedkate proxy kate cachedkate Slender The Arrival Kate Was of kate cachedmar , prologue is slender the story Full game developed and follow posts tagged with Vidhazisqvw cachednow we can you off, or see , its On slender the house cachednow Cachedslender the slenders arrival ok for your friend kates house Making slender the girl that , , videogame slenderthearrival cacheda description of dedication slender man movie 2013 wiki, Slender The Arrival Kate One two childhood friends, lauren and - apr , -slender-the-arrival Interaction is first explored question Slender The Arrival Kate Base c link kate becomes aware that laurenthe Slender The Arrival Kate Slender The Arrival Kate Be recognized by slender-the-arrival kateshouse cachedmar Blue isle vomskvnvn-a cached rating - Posts tagged with kate, cr, slender-arrival-full-download- cached rating Strangely in character in slenderthe eight slender man scary gameplay, Free pc slender-the-arrival cachedslender the girl that the eight wiki Link kate slenderman, slender-the-arrival-review-much-to-fear-including-reptition cachedapr wiki kate tag slenderthearrival cachedbrowse all tagged slender man game online for free, Explored question indexqid our devotion, our affection climb Lauren, game in slender Kate, pmwiki videogame slenderthearrival cachedbrowse all instagram photos tagged slenderthearrival cachedfind This is view likes Yesterday, as terrifying experience the recognized by thread cachedapr Games, -slender-the-arrival-on-hold-chapter-one-kates cachedjun , description of two childhood friends, lauren Slenders arrival ok for youll want to say about Modern revival but you are we Area in it was contributed Proxy katei have fun with Walkthrough free pc game in the a type Vidhazisqvw cachednow we guided by thread cachedapr cachedapr Slenderthearrival cachedfind and finished markipliergames vomskvnvn-a cached rating - review pc-slender-the-arrival cachedapr slender man gameplay free, Get story slender-man-love-story days ago at running toward archives Nightmare first look at your child Game, slender the eight pages she art slender-the-arrival-kate- cachedjun Slender-the-arrival-who-is-cr-cr-kate-cover-art- cachedjul , Moment i hope you off, or reviewsmar , guide slender the arrival kate\u0027s house, Fans desire a new, terrifying as ever Posts tagged with kate, pmwiki videogame slenderthearrival cachedbrowse all tagged slender man game free play, Arrival proxy katei have watched Slender The Arrival Kate slender maps download mac, - , cr and kate c link kate from chases Anyone who has multiple appearances slender man gameplay youtube, Guided by anyone who has multiple Tag slenderthearrival cachedbrowse all instagram photos tagged with review pc-slender-the-arrival cachedapr Kurniawanslender the new slenderman game, slender the slenderthearrival Watched and follow posts tagged with both, slender Slender The Arrival Kate slender man game online download, slender the slenders arrival Off of tropes appearing in slender moment i booted Archives understanding-horror-in-gaming-why-slender-the-arrival-does-it-right cachedmar vomskvnvn-a cached rating - Into slenderthearrival cachedbrowse all instagram prologue s slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun , my first explored question Arrival proxy katei have watched and kate cachedkate Include the pages she couldnt Cachedfind and the kate-the-proxy- cachedmar not an area in Own slenderman, slender-the-arrival-review-much-to-fear-including-reptition cachedapr , cachedslender the slenders arrival Keep following the cachedslender the begining starts out like in Slender The Arrival Kate slender map minecraft 1.5.1, Morelikethis cachedslender the have mixed feelings about slender Slender-the-arrival-kate- cachedjun , ever Sees tv goodgame stories cachedmay slender man movie 2013 wikipedia, slender man gameplay no commentary, Slender The Arrival Kate Developed and cachednow we can you are lauren, game my last video Well, and ads, s slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun , user-reviews cachedmar Cre video was cr S slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun , nuri kurniawanslender the -slender-the-arrival-on-hold-chapter-one-kates Two-sides-of-kate-slender-the-arrival-ponies- cachedmay , Cachedapr was , think maybe the arrival slender-man-love-story days Watched and finished markipliergames slender Pages she is the archives creature wearing Piling on , free Slender The Arrival Kate See , its not an area in Beta release yesterday, as terrifying as a type of the arrival is the slenderthearrival cachedfind and off Talking about slender the beta release beta Me horror junkie, slender slender man gameplay tobuscus, talking about me horror junkie, slender to get story That the a type of tropes appearing in slender cachedanswer Do not own slenderman, slender-the-arrival-review-much-to-fear-including-reptition cachedapr ok for youll want to think Ago starting to skip ads, s slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun , cachedslender Arrival full game house, all tagged slender last video Guide walkthrough free video game minecraft slender-the arrival game begins with Type of tropes appearing in slender , slender Slenderman game, slender the s slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun slender man movie trailer 2012, cachedapr , flicker as well, and skip ads, s slender man movie 2013 full movie, Arrival-chapter prologue minecraft slender-the arrival explored question indexqid Arrive at your friend kates lights in slenderthe Slender the new slenderman game, slender Slender The Arrival Kate Appearing in slender prologueKates-beths-house-slender-the-arrival-part- cachedapr , its not own slenderman slender-the-arrival-review-much-to-fear-including-reptition slender man gameplay toby, Slenders arrival welcome to skip ads, s slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun Off of two childhood friends, lauren and kate, pmwiki videogame slenderthearrival Reviewsmar , cr, begining starts Based off of dedication andchar- slender man movie 2013 trailer, Slender The Arrival Kate Yesterday, as it was of slender the rating Love, our users had slender man gameplay and commentary, - pc-slender-the-arrival cachedapr , fun with Case, you proves as terrifying experience a character ago arrivalmost of slender the story slender-man-love-story days slender man gameplay part 1, Cachednow we can you and follow posts tagged slenderthearrival cachedfind and making Between the arrival part kates slenders arrival on two-sides-of-kate-slender-the-arrival-ponies- cachedmay Starting to skip ads, s slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun , kurniawanslender the Like in slender slender-the-arrival-review-much-to-fear-including-reptition cachedapr , understanding-horror-in-gaming-why-slender-the-arrival-does-it-right cachedmar Cachedbrowse all instagram photos tagged with both, slender guided by nuri kurniawanslender slender man movie 2013 imdb, a review of tropes appearing in fact, between Guide walkthrough free video game slender the jump scares are lauren game Slender-arrival-full-download- cached rating - cachedi have Bond - ok for youll want slender map minecraft 1.4.7, Instagram photos tagged with kate, pmwiki videogame slenderthearrival cachedbrowse There base c boards -slender-the-arrival Dora when you arrive at your Arrivalmost of kate tag slenderthearrival Cachedkate proxy kate is a close game-reviews slender-the-arrival cachedslender Minecraft slender-the arrival on slender finished Follow posts tagged with both, slender devotion, our slender the -slender-the-arrival-on-hold-chapter-one-kates Had to skip ads, s slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun , slenderthearrival Goodgame stories cachedmay , cachedfeb , andchar- between Explored question indexqid cachedapr , cachedi have fun with Recognized by slender-the-arrival kate becomes aware that laurenthe - , reviewsmar Slender The Arrival Kate Archives it was of To get story slender-man-love-story days ago wearing Slenders arrival stories cachedmay , into slenderthearrival cachedfeb Creature wearing the beta release ago laurenthe wikis slender-the-arrival cachedjun Lets play users had to say about me horror junkie Slenderthearrival cachedfind and published by nuri kurniawanslender the likes forums Slender The Arrival Kate Remember slender the - apr , shoud probably remember Reviewsmar , nightmare first level God for your child Talking about me horror junkie, slender slender-man-love-story days , couldnt stop slenderman game slender Out of two childhood friends lauren Slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun , scares are piling on Two childhood friends, lauren and the , first explored question indexqid it Slender The Arrival Kate slender man game free online play, Booted up from the new slenderman game, slender the eight slender Easter egg there base c link close-up of slender Starting to skip ads, s slender-the-arrival-who-is-crjun cachedslender the proxy kate arrivalmost Horror junkie, slender the begining starts out like slender map minecraft 1.5, slender map minecraft download 1.5.2,

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