Thursday, October 25, 2007

Something new.....

Tonight I did something I had never tried before. First of all, I did this to my pork chops. (Repeat offender) and J had some potatoes out for the baking. (we microwave potatoes and call them "baked". does anyone else find that odd?) Then in need for something else that we thought we might get the kids to eat. HMMMMMMMMM, what do we have?

In the veggie drawer, there is a bag of butternut squash. ("I can't eat 'squash', it sounds like it's been sat on", George Carlin...pardon the language) I dusted it with a little bit of salt, some sugar and some cinnamon...oh...and a bit of olive oil. Then I put it in the toaster/convection oven at 425 Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes until it was pretty tender. Next, I dropped all that in the blender w/1 Tbspn of butter, maybe 1/4-1/3 Cup of milk, more sugar and cinnamon and pureed it.

It was good. Since I didn't make that much and it went on all the plates, I figured I would show a Carlin video. I love this one.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Thanks Kevin......this Friday was the best

I have quite a few blogs to which I subscribe, but none more anticipated than Fantastic Fridays at Massive Truth (Kevin Leggett). Well, today (Friday, October 19, 2007) may be his best one yet. All the links are fun and make you either say "wow" or laugh quite a bit. Check it out here!

Thanks Kevin....I especially was wowed by the Gruv site. My daughter will be so bummed that Boys Like Girls is playing and she's not going.

Everyone, enjoy your Fantastic Friday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mr. Bobby Que

He was before Bobby Flay and even offers an "activator" for your food once it's been cooked.

My favorite thing is the sound effects when the food is on the grill.

Anyone else get hungry watching this?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Birthday Dinner!

My wife left me this weekend. She came back, but left me all alone to go on a church retreat with her mom. It was also my mother-in-law's birthday this weekend and my wife asked if I could get a box of cake mix and maybe dinner. I got excited! Since I started my new job, I have not really been able to cook like I enjoy.

After church, I went to the Stater Brothers to pick up a few things. I found London Broil on sale....mmmmmmmmmmm, bought a couple of zucchinis, a box of cake mix, bag o' salad, a cucumber and tomatoes (for the salad), a tube of pizza dough, and 7 ears of corn. (I think that's all I bought)

grilled pesto pizza

London Broil w/roasted garlic dry rub (salt, sugar, pepper, roasted garlic, a tad bit of orange juice)
Julienned Veggies (carrots/zucchini)
Grilled Corn on the Cob

Yellow cake w/chocolate frosting

I don't have any pictures, but the meat came out a little on the salty I figured if I just sliced it as thin as possible, you wouldn't get that salt crust and I was right. Maybe a little too much salt. It was really fun to create in the kitchen and the kids were really good while I was getting things ready. It was wonderful to have my wife home! I would never want to be a single parent and my hats go off to those who are....especially with more than one child.

Since I don't have any photos, I'll just post some Bobby Flay.

Doesn't he look like he's ready to be kicked in the crotch when the lady answers the door?