We were out in the overgrown pasture just now. I was wandering around thinking about freedom and the dogs were doing what dogs do. All of a sudden, I looked up, and there was Bambi— heading straight toward me! He changed course when he saw me. I hollered, “Missy!” She came a-runnin’ and headed off
Saturday’s breakfast: flat pancakes. Daughter C tapped on the door last evening after we had retired to The Den. “Mom?” she asked, “Did you know the truck has a flat tire?” “Yeah. That tire is loosing air for some reason.” “No. I mean you have a flat tire.” Sure enough. Flat as a pancake. You
Garden fresh sage, scallion tops & fennel seeds, waiting to be chopped fine Cooking apples and scallion whites, heated Combine all ingredients This is the one I’m most anxious to try. He have six pounds.I should note that in addition to the Wolf Boar, Currywurst and this, we also made four pounds of Maple sausage
No photo of this one. It was one of the most bizarrely colored sausages Mr. Big Food has made. It looked like hotdog meat. Except, of course, for the fact that we all know what’s in it! I believe Mr. Big Food doubled this recipe, based on the amount of pig shoulder we had. We
This is what homemade sausage looks like before it’s shaped into logs, cured, frozen, and later cooked and eaten: A big gooey mess. But we know what’s in it! We made six pounds of Wolf Boar Sausage. Mr. Big Food got this recipe from Mr. Big Food’s Uncle. WOLF BOAR SAUSAGE 5 lbs lean hog
The filial bond between a mother and daughter are unbreakable. –Miss M Only the filial nature of our relationship could explain the fact that I did not strangle him, unless, of course, I were a ruthless reductionist, in which case I I would blame it in the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for producing and
The dogs will be cooped up in the den all day. SEC football will be on and the kitchen will be a mess, but smell really good– that’s 1 cup of freshly picked sage + other things. You will come upon scenes like this. That’s Apple, Fennel, Sage Sausage. I’m anxious to try that. More on
♩ ♫ ♬ Friday was a very busy day for everyone so we carried Friday’s word over into Saturday and read or Word of the Day Sentences sentences last evening. Normally a clement soul, when the old woman awoke to find the peddler cutting up her petticoat, she reached into her bag of eggs, pulled
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Beet thinnings, or if you prefer, micro-Swiss chard Broccoli raab thinnings Lettuce thinnings Radishes The makings of a fine salad.
One of the 48 new crappy old book I’ve acquired recently is the New American Encyclopedia of Social and Commercial Information: A Practical and Educational Compendium Suited to the Needs of Everyday Life (James E. Homans, ed. P.F. Collier & Son, New York. 1908). This book is amazing! It begins A practical education is the
You may recall I thought last evening was a good one for a little game. And so, we played a matching game. Match the sentence with its author. SENTENCES in alphabetical order according to first word 1. “¡Adios, Pebbles!” she said to the little girls in a sardonic tone.2. Her sardonic laughter in response to
Below are four sentences, numbered 1-4, and five names, labeled A-E. Please match the sentence with its author. You may leave your answers/guesses in the comments, or email me.SENTENCES in alphabetical order according to first word 1. “¡Adios, Pebbles!” she said to the little girls in a sardonic tone.2. Her sardonic laughter in response to
The conversation just now: “Rocky! Did you see Aggie blogged about you?”“Ruff.”“How thoughtful of her!”“Ruff.” “Lots and lots of people read Aggie’s blog. You’re famous!” “Ruff!” “I see I am mentioned only as ‘his cohort’.”“Now, now Missy. You’re missing the point. If Aggie had named a raccoon after you, Rocky would have been ‘her cohort’.
The dogs and I had a wonderful run. They were relatively well-behaved, doing what I asked them to do this foggy morning. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for my elected officials.We came back in, got our iced coffee, and checked our email. Okay. The dogs didn’t get any email, but one of mine caught
Via Instapundit: GUN RIGHTS: Kerry to sign UN arms treaty. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign an arms trade treaty opposed by the Senate and the gun lobby as early as Wednesday, and Republicans aren’t happy about it.Kerry’s plan to sign the treaty on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly in
The absence of Danger Bird on the power line in the morning may portend the start of a bad day. –Miss M This one may need some ‘splainin’. Danger Bird, a.k.a. Mordikay (sp), is a hawk who sat all summer long on the power line above the corn field next to the mini-storage place that’s
It has been 40 days since I’ve posted about a purchase— not to be confused with a gift— of crappy old books. During those 40 days, I have acquired 48 crappy old books. Check out those two Robert’s Rules books! In all my years of scouring crappy old book and junk stores, I had never
That’s right. IV. OVEN FRIED CHICKEN IV Chicken breasts and thighs, or 1 whole chicken, cut up ½ C milk 1 ½ C prepared bread crumbs 1 stick melted butter Seasonings to taste (black pepper, Creole seasoning, whatever) Preheat oven to 350o. Dip chicken pieces in milk, then in bread crumbs. Place pieces on a
BROCCOLI WITH FRIED ONION RINGS Serves 4-6 20 oz broccoli, cooked and drained (can use frozen) 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can French-fried onion rings Preheat oven to 350o. Place drained broccoli in a lightly greased 2 quart casserole, cover with soup, and top with onion rings. Bake covered for 20 minutes.