Thursday, April 30, 2009

I can't believe

I can't believe it's been over a year since I joined blogland. So in honor of my missed anniversary around these here parts, if you're here and you see your name over on the left hand side of this page: Go straight to your blog and update.

ne caveat - say something nice about me. :) <--you don't really have to do that! Really.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tour of Duty - OVER!

As Boo so eloquently put it: "She's outta there." Yay - and I couldn't be happier.

The following youtube made me laugh out loud when she sent it. She told me when they moved her from the small, yucky base to Prosperity this was the biggest thrill she'd had in months.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Chuck and Subway

I've never participated in a campaign to save a show, but I think I can handle doing this. So Monday night I'm buying 2 foot long chicken teriyaki Subway sandwiches and settling down to watch what I hope is just the season finale of Chuck and not the series finale. *whimper

I've posted on OT my Chucklove many times and was shocked to find that this show is on the verge of cancellation. *kicks NBC Hatefully bastards, how can they even think of taking my Casey away!

So if you love me you'll buy a Subway sandwich Monday night and watch Chuck :).

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Fine Art of Roasting Marshmallows

Or...How Not to Burn Your Freaking Tongue

This past weekend the weather did not cooperate - if one was expecting to come back with the beginnings of a tan. But for some odd reason rainy days at Little Sahara was just what I needed. There's something about camping in rainy weather that slows everything down. At least it did for me.

We made a big bonfire Saturday night after a day of slipping and sliding around the dunes. Grilled some steaks, omg these steaks were awesome. We brought a huge tenderloin and cut the steaks and grilled them with some onions. To die for. Anyway, much beer and wine was consumed that night and the bags of marshmallows were brought out. Along with the graham crackers and the Hershey bars - ick. I like my roasted marshmallows straight up. Thankyouverymuch.

Talk evolved to what constituted the perfectly roasted marshmallow. As I've stated elsewhere I'm a hick. Therefore I like mine burnt. Not a little burnt. I'm talking chared, blackened,blow the fire out, crispy on the outside, ooeygooey on the in. In fact I've been know to burn it, pull off the burnt, eat the burnt, burn what's left on the stick, rinse and repeat until there's nothing left.

For the snobs around the campfire, they liked to gently and timidly toast theirs to a golden orb and then delicately take it off the stick and nibble. Ha! I could eat 6 to everyone of theirs. :) Of course by the end of the night we were trying to knock each others 'mallows off the sticks and yelling "Burn in hell you yummy globs of goodness".

And for the snobs amongst you, a nice moscato goes very well with roasted marshmallows.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Yes, I am a Hick!

So, I'm a hick - I am an All-American, redneck, beer-loving Hick-a-billy.

And here is my proof - This coming weekend I am going 4-wheeling over at Little Sahara during Rattlesnake Roundup Week and I am looking forward to it with excitement.

And yes, I will be wearing a helmet while out hoping and sliding around the dunes.

I may have sand in places that should never see sand but I will be smiling while trying to wash it out.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Menu

I am obviously all about food lately! And not in a healthy way :) But ce la vie, or something like that.

I'm having Easter at my house, only I've changed the day from Easter Sunday to Easter Saturday as the weather is going to be beautiful on Saturday and Thunderstormy on Sunday. As croquet is an integral part of Easter than I need beautiful weather. And really, who's to say Jesus didn't rise on a Saturday!

So here's my menu for Easter Saturday:
proscuitto and basil pinwheels with mascarpone cheese - making these Friday
pear, gorganzola, walnut salad with red wine vinagrette
spiral ham with brown sugar mustard rub
purple potato salad - sil is making
cowboy beans - a friend is bringing - and really I don't know the difference between regular baked beans and cowboy beans
corn on the cob - Mom is bringing
hot rolls with honey basil butter - rolls I'm buying from the freezer section :), butter is easyschmeasy to make
Breezy's Zinger cake

Ok - I'm hungry. Have been hungry for days! And it's not like I'm not eating.

I love all things Easter - as a questioning Christian there's a feeling of renewal about Easter, and who doesn't love bunnies and colored eggs!

Happy Easter Saturday, everyone :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mondays Menu

Ok - so from the last post you know that I have a well stocked kitchen. I shouldn't have problems putting a menu for dinner together, right? The problem is that I have too much stuff :) I can't decide what to put with what.

So I'm going eclectic for tonight. I've got some teryaki chicken going in the crock, I think I'm going to make a BLT salad with Blue cheese dresssing and some sweet potato fries or maybe chips. I think the fries will be easier. I usually just cut them into "skinny" fries, zap them in the microwave so they crisp up a bit better in the oven, toss them in olive oil and bake them.

Here's a spice mix recipe that's yummy on them:1/4 tsp smoked Paprika, 1/4 tsp Chili Powder, 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes and 1/4 tsp SaltBlack Pepper. Put it on as soon as they come out of the oven.

Can you tell I'm hungry today :)