Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The hell you say?

It's April 26.  There should not be global warming accumulating on the back porch.



Friday, April 22, 2011

In atonement

I'm sorry I haven't posted much recently, I know I've been a bad blogger, but between moving and trying to find a job, I've been a bit occupied.  But in an attempt to atone for my sins, I give you FOOD!

So, I have this recipe that has pretty much become a staple at family events involving food.  And now, I'm gonna share it with you.  Be advised, though, unless we're baking, around here, recipes are kinda like the Pirate Code (more of a guideline, so to speak.)

16-24 oz uncooked bowtie pasta
6 oz black olives, drained and sliced
3-4 roma tomatoes, seeded and cubed
4-6 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
4 T olive oil
4 T (and change) Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 t black pepper
2 t salt
1 T dried basil
1 c crumbled feta cheese

Boil your pasta according to the directions on the bag.  (Me, I add a bit of olive oil and some salt to any pasta I make, but that's up to your discretion.)

While that's boiling, prep your tomatoes and olives.  Whisk your vinegar, olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, and garlic in a medium bowl, then add your tomatoes.

When your pasta is done, remove it to a large bowl, preferably one suitable for serving (metal bowls are not advised).  Add your wet ingredients mixture and your olives, and fold in.  Then add the feta, and fold that in as well.  Add any balsamic, salt, pepper, or basil to taste. (Remember how recipes are more of a guideline?)

You can serve this immediately if you want, but we've achieved far better results by covering the bowl with plastic wrap and putting it in the fridge for 24-48 hours.  The flavors kinda mellow together, and it's happiness on a fork.



Thursday, April 14, 2011

This is why you don't screw with old people

They have a tendency to kick asses.

Jacksonville burglar gets hit 'upside the head’ by 81-year-old victim’s frying pan
The man told Smith to "gimme what you got" before shoving him to the ground and taking his wallet, according to the police report. That didn't stop Smith, who said he "went back after him." He grabbed the nearest weapon, while Sones grabbed for something else to give him.
"I grabbed the frying pan and hit him upside the head. I knocked his teeth out ... and he went to the floor," Smith said. "There was a pitchfork about six feet away. ... I stuck him."
And the burglar was actually lucky.

"I was angry; I was upset; and I was as mad as all outdoors," Smith said Wednesday. "If I'd had my gun, like I normally would have, I would have shot him because he was in my home. I don't like people hurting my family or my home."
 As the man has been known to say...  "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes."