Friday, January 29, 2010

Who is my Hyacinth?

Are you my Hyacinth? A Hyacinth is an inspiration. Someone who challenges and makes you think. Someone who sparks your creativity and teaches you. Someone with whom you could not live without and still be the fabulous person you are.


No, no, this is the wrong Hyacinth. She may inspire the British but she is not my queen of fabulosity.
Nope, still not the right Hyacinth. Looks pretty, but not my garden goddess.

OH, heavens no, everybody knows that is the Pioneer Woman's Hyacinth.


Ah yes, you guessed it. This is the one! My one true Hyacinth. She is a phenomenal woman. Lead on my Hyacinth.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Comfort Food


Tonight's dinner was Tenderized Pork Cutlets, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and Green Salad. It is easy to make and always satisfying.

Take the pork cutlets and dredge through flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.

Serve on fiesta!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Holy Moly, Guacamole!

The secret is...lime!


Ingredients:
2 avocadoes, pit removed and chunked
1 tablespoon of cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon of onion, small diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced finely
Juice of half of one lime
1-2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
Salt

Directions:
Place onions, cilantro, jalapeno, and a bit of salt in a mortar and pestle and grind into a liquidy paste. Use back of spoon and a bowl if you do not have mortar and pestle. Stir mixture into chunked avocado. Add lime juice and tomatoes and stir. Serve with tortilla chips.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My New Favorite Song

This is a song I wish I had written, as I have seen so much of this. When will this fashion trend pass?

This is by General Larry Platt who performed it on American Idol 9.

PANTS ON THE GROUND LYRICS

Pants on the ground


Pants on the ground


Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground

With the gold in your mouth


Hat turned sideways


Pants hit the ground


Call yourself a cool cat


Lookin’ like a fool


Walkin’ downtown with your pants on the ground

Get it up, hey!


Get your pants off the ground


Lookin’ like a fool


Walkin’ talkin’ with your pants on the ground.

Get it up, hey!


Get your pants off the ground


Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground

Now you know

Okay, so before you think I have gone all Deliverance with this post, that is not the case. I post this for the story, but first a picture.

This is Sasaginnigak Lake, Manitoba, Canada, pronounced "sassy guinea gak" according to my lunch buddy Shelly. She told us about how her dad went ice fishing in Sasaginnigak. Now, ice fishing may be for me. She said her dad had a little shack set up with all the amenities you would need, including a television. Of course there is the cold part, so maybe not!



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Chilly Day Makes For a Chili Night

Chili




Ingredients:
2 lbs. ground beef
1 can RO*TEL Chili Fixins'
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Brooks Mild Chili Beans
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon chili powder
1 small can of tomato sauce (optional: I only add this if the chili seems too thick.)

Brown ground beef. Add RO*TEL, tomatoes, and beans. Add chili powder depending on desired spice level. Add tomato sauce if it seems too thick. Simmer 30 mins. to an hour.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter is a time for soup!

Beef Stew
Ingredients:
2 lbs. beef stew meat
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups tomato juice
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
5 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 can green beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can peas
1 teaspoon dried thyme
salt
pepper
2 cups water

Directions:
Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Dredge meat in flour. Brown meat. Add water and tomato juice. Add carrots, salt, pepper, and thyme. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 1-2 hours. Add potatoes and cook for another 45 min. Add corn, peas, and green beans. Simmer for 10 min. Serve with crackers or cornbread.

All Quiet