g Good night.
At least They said “please.”
How did this happen? How could I possibly have written over one thousand posts with no category? Here’s how. First, I wrote a post and forgot to categorize it. Then I did the same thing with another. After seven years of doing this, they start to add up! I don’t so much mind that I
To say that Mississippi is a conservative state– by which I mean things do not change, or if they do, it’s at the flow rate of sorghum (misspelled at first; why doesn’t autocorrect recognize misspelled sorghum?) molasses– is a bit of an understatement. Recall that the state is dry by default. We live in a
BROCCOLI CASSEROLE WITH BLUE CHEESE Serves 8-10 2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp flour 3 oz package cream cheese, softened ¼ C crumbled blue cheese 1 C milk 20 oz broccoli, cooked, drained, and chopped (can use frozen) 1/3 C round butter crackers, crushed (about 10 Ritz-sized crackers) Preheat oven to 350o. Melt butter in a
This is a Big Food Favorite. In fact, I posted the recipe four years ago– almost to the day! Here it is.
“The cream will be reduced to a rich clotted sauce, needing no further thickening. Serve with rice mixed with peas.” —The New York Times Cook Book by Craig Claiborne (1961) CHICKEN BAKED IN CREAM 6 servings 6 Tbsp butter or bacon fat 2 2½-lb frying chickens, cut into serving pieces 3 C light cream 2/3
Clockwise from top: Creative Cooking Green Rice, Chicken Baked in Cream, Broccoli Casserole with Bleu Cheese It used to be Marica Cooks Monday but due to a deviation from Mr. Big Food’s normal teaching schedule, occasional Monday this semester will be Fancy. Mind you, that’s fancy food, not necessarily fancy dishes and such. That would
When was it– two years ago? The J-man & Daughter C put in two muscadine grape vines. And then last year, another two. Last year we each had a handful. This year we’ll have enough to make jelly, or maybe wine! This is just the first picking. They are delicious. (Yes, yes. I know not
Monday August 27, 2018, 7:22am Then fresh out of the oven buttermilk biscuits topped with homemade sausage & gravy. To clarify– both the sausage and the gravy were homemade. Final cup of coffee while wandering around the World Wide Web looking for something particular I read the other day about County Mice. Came up short.
The distain that some ever so very smart folks have for you & me is stunning. The best advice I can give to anyone who does weeding of a library collection is to take your time. Go as slowly as is practical and put some thought into the process. Not only will you make better,
I was thinking of you just the other day! In my little experiment to discover if I wanted to become more dedicated to posting, I randomly looked through the “Big Dawgs Jawing” category and came upon this from five years ago. It’s that post of yours that made Rocky famous, remember? So today when I
Yesterday was the J-Man’s birthday, so after I toured the hardware store for gifts, I stopped at our local cupcake shop and picked up a half dozen– one of each. Daughter C made her famous red beans & rice for dinner, meaning that I reserved my cupcake for second breakfast. It was fabulous. But I
I was wandering around the junk store this morning and came upon an open wooded box with about a dozen or so small– about two & a quarter by three & an eighth inches– photographs. I looked at a few. I looked at the tag on the box and determined that I could
Check this out: Social media encourage James S. Robbins in USA Today; and Social media have Roger L. Simon at PJMedia. Two counts of correct grammar in one day! The data are overwhelming!
A few days ago, Mr. Big Food came across a dead sheep in the Pond Pasture. It was not the first. A while ago, I saw buzzards going back & forth between the ground and the almost dead gum tree in the pond pasture. Upon further investigation, I discovered a dead sheep corpse lying between
A publisher sent Mr. Big Food page proofs for a paper he has coming out in a respected academic journal. The first four pages are instructions on how to make corrections, and a list of corrections that need to be made. I was standing beside him when he began scrolling through the suggested corrections which
Anna Mussmann has a piece up at The Federalist titled, “The Book World Is Getting Way Too Politicized. Here’s What To Do About That.” (Heh. Link says “trashier.” That’s funny.) It’s primarily about publishers and libraries and such, though she does emphasize the value of old books. Frankly, I did not find it all that
From the play “Money” in Bulwer’s Works Volume IX: Dramatic Works, Peter Fenelon Collier, Publisher, 1892 (p.232) Please sit down. There is a used bookstore in Starkvegas that I did not know about until recently. I was excited to learn this because my rate of crappy old book acquisition has fallen precipitously since Danny resigned
Civilization is a stream with banks, … . The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what