Thursday, January 31, 2013

Morning Drive to Work

Other than defrosting and scraping your windows, did anyone have this problem on their way to work this morning?


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Goat Cheese Bacon Balls - WTF and WOW Recipe Wednesday

Obviously...everyone needs a Hannibal Lecter purse...
The only thing that eases the pain of walking your goat in the snow are matching pink accessories.
 Earl and Sylvia felt certain they had created the perfect martini for their party on Saturday.
Hard to really find words...

Since we have sort of a goat theme already going here…

Goat Cheese Bacon Balls


6 slices bacon
4 ounces goat cheese
4 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons chopped thyme or basil, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup pecanns


Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Pat the slices to remove excess grease.

While the bacon is cooking, whiz the goat cheese, cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of herbs, and black pepper in the food processor. Whiz until creamy and well-mixed, then form small balls, about the size of the tip of your thumb.

Place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Put in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm up a little more.

Clean out the food processor. Crumble in the cooled bacon, the remaining tablespoon of herbs, and the pecans. Whiz until very fine and crumbly; it should be as fine as your food processor will make it.

Take the cheese balls out of the freezer and roll them in the bacon mixture, pressing it in with your fingers if it doesn't immediately stick.

Place the balls in a container on their sides and refrigerate until serving. Serve on toothpicks or with crackers.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Recently, I started a few craft projects.  I need to repair some water damage under the back door.  I also had a fairly plain chalkboard in the kitchen and, for some strange reason; I had lots of beer caps just sitting around doing nothing.  Here’s the craftgasm I came up with to solve both problems.

I removed all the rotten wood from the water damaged area.

I replaced the bad patches with new wood.

I looked around the house and found some tiles and old coffee mugs and smashed them into pieces.

I then tiled with area to make a mosaic tile design.

After it dries, I will grout and be finished.  It is a little different, but will certainly keep the water  out and seal the patch under the door.  

Not so exciting chalkboard...

I had lots of beer caps and a hot glue gun.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jane Russell's Boobs - "True" History Tuesday

Secret missions and secret weapons have been a part of every war.  A little known fact about the Korean War was that the United States had a secret tactical weapon.  That weapon was voluptuous sex symbol actress Jane Russell.  Russell, star of The Outlaw, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, The Paleface and many other movies, was in fact a U.S. Air Force Douglas B-26C Invader light bomber.  She was assigned to the 3rd Bomb Wing of the 5th Air Force.  In battle, Jane Russell with sprout massive wings and high explosives missiles would launch from her boobs.  When in this form, Russell would fly day and night combat missions.  Her targets were normally Communist military targets like communication centers, battle supply line vehicles, bridges, etc.  For obvious reasons, Russell is not normally credited with her military success because she wouldn’t really be a very good secret weapon if people knew her true role.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Easiest Chicken Parmesan Dinner You'll Ever Make

After five straight days of rain and then snow, it was amazing to see sunshine.  The most amazing thing about the sunshine was that I could finally take the dogs for a long walk.  When it rains, they refuse to go out longer than it takes to pee and quickly poop.  They literally become Ninjaish.  Normally, it takes them forever to find just the right spot to relieve themselves...that all changes with the rain. So after so many days of being trapped inside, their energy turns into crazy town.  They were driving me BAT SHIT CRAZY.  The fluffy white dog was expending her energy by running around the other dogs and barking and breathing heavily.  Another dog was stealing paper out of the trash and ripping it up in every room of the house.  It was like American Horror Story only without Jessica Lange.  Things are finally back to normal…well as normal as it gets with four dogs.

If you want a quick, easy and cheap dinner that is actually delicious, you should try this recipe.  I’ve done this for years and haven’t made it in awhile.  I made it the other night and was reminded about how utterly simple it is to make this meal.

The Easiest Chicken Parmesan Dinner You’ll Ever Make

4 boneless chicken breasts
Italian flavor Shake’N Bake
Prego Roasted Garlic and Herb spaghetti Sauce
Shredded parmesan cheese
Romaine lettuce
Caesar salad dressing

Use Shake’N Bake on chicken and cook in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.  While chicken bakes, make a Caesar salad. Take chicken out and put some spaghetti sauce on top.  Bake another 5 to 10 minutes.  Take chicken out and put a handful of cheese on top of each chicken breast.  Broil on high until cheese is melted.  Open a bottle of red wine, plate your meal and enjoy!