Make French Potato Fritters! Very good! A nice send off for Mike & Greg who both are now in their respective cities where they will do City Mouse things. (Mike loves that story.) Life is Big, isn’t it? Oh. Speaking of Big… . Remember American Grouch? The guy whose blog I read who lives in Minnesota,
Let’s make suet! If you’ve never made suet for the birds, you’re missing out on a fun winter activity. You can find suet recipes on the World Wide Web, or you can wing it. These are the items I gathered up this morning. Note: I opted to not use the baking mix– I thought there
Put a feather in her cap! Thanks to my lovely mother, the dinner table is always set with panache. –Miss M She ended the dramatic reading with such panache that I’ll remember it forever. –Marica One of my colleagues frequently digresses to teach with great panache. –Mike Some folks are short on panache and long
I didn’t even look at that crappy old Thanksgiving today. And I took very few pictures. Around 11:30 Miss M called our attention to the tree with the buzzards. There were a lot of them. You may recall Nick got a deer last evening.Meanwhile, there’s some cooking and baking going on. The two pies were
Thanksgiving: Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse. Robert Haven Schauffler, ed. Dodd, Mead and Company, New York. 1953. I’m on page 23– after a lengthy 12 1/2 page Introduction– and I’m disappointed. But I’ll keep reading and see what I can find to share. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, I’ve been thinking
I will make it a point to talk about guns. What with neither Mr. Big Food nor Miss M having to go to Starkvegas today, and our having finished up all of our shopping for tomorrow’s feast, our Thanksgiving weekend has begun. So let me take a few minutes to get some things on &
“Marica?” “Yes, Missy?” “Are you busy?” “Why, no. Not really. I’m just diddling around the World Wide Web. What’s up?” “I’m sensing a bit of excitement in the air. It portends of the unusual. Pray, is something different about to happen here at the Farm.” “Ruff?” “How perceptive of you, Missy!” “Ruff ruff! Ruff?” “You,
I gotta figure out how to write in columns. H/T Miss M
Creamed spinach. PopEye! We enjoyed the last of the fresh spinach– for a little while. I picked it hard the other day, and what with the cold weather, growth has slowed considerably. A. Leland tried out the beta version of his Winter Tea. He’ll make a big batch for Thanksgiving and serve it in the
from Starkvegas, Mississippi to Oxford, not-Mississippi via Poland, Berlin and South Africa We begin our little journey with the recent announcement that Donald “Field” Brown, a Mississippi State student double majoring in English and Philosophy, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship! The Rhodes Scholarship was established at the behest of Cecil Rhodes.That name sounds familiar.
Really, really good! This is the regular version, not the party variation. It would make an excellent breakfast for the coming busy weekend. Make it in the evening, refrigerate overnight. “Scrumptious. Be creative with the bread and meat you use.” BEST BREAKFAST CASSEROLE AND PARTY VARIATION 12 slices bread (“may substitute French bread for
Broiled version TEXAS STYLE BARBECUED CHICKEN Serves 6 1 C catsup or chili sauce (preferably homemade—see recipes in Basics section) 1/3 C lemon juice, strained 1 Tbsp onion, grated or chopped very fine 1/3 C butter, melted ½ C Worcestershire sauce ½ tsp black pepper 2 3 ½ lb frying chickens, cut up Blend together all ingredients except chicken pieces, brush
Add this to your barbeque sandwich. Very Carolina! CAROLINA SLAW Serves 8 to 10 1 head of cabbage, shredded fine 1 medium bell pepper, chopped fine 1 medium sweet onion, chopped fine 2 carrots, peeled and cut in 1 inch strips 1 C sugar (or less, to taste) 1 tsp salt 2/3 C vegetable oil 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp celery seed 1
Huh? One can only hope the various weather predicting organizations are as accurate as they typically are.
A lack of eptitude resulted in an inept character. –Mr. Big Food I left it inept to the other fella to put the shine on the barn. –A. Leland Excessive drinking and crack usage do not alone make one an inept city official. –Daughter C It was the most inept performance by a professor– in
to amuse us. These are mockernuts. Mockernuts are a species of hickory: Carya tomentosa. I got that from the infallible source, Wikipedia. It confirms what my Plant Book  and several tree identification books  say.Mockernuts are A. Leland’s gig. He’s been collecting, removing the husks, and shelling them. He reports the nut meat is
WHAT does history mean to me? That’s an excellent question.
The plain and obvious Meaning of the Words Freedom and Liberty, in common Speech, is Power, Opportunity, or Advantage, that any one has, to do as he pleases. Or in other Words, his being free from Hindrance or Impediment to the Way of doing, or conducting in any Respect, as he wills. And the contrary
I’m gaining an appreciation for Hume. But I’m not going to talk about Hume in the hallway. But I might think about talking about Hume later in the day. I have a “Hume” tag. Is that pathetic or what?
Foolish recondite puffery is the real “hobgoblin.” –Mr. Big Food Metaphysicians seem to be incapable of offering anything but the worst recondite theses. –A. Leland According to contemporary scholars, “No genuine scientific understanding is possible.” “How recondite,” said Hume. –Marica re ∙ con ∙ dite