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She’s almost more entertaining than watching paint dry. But she does have some good points.

It Came From The Freezer! …a #FoodPorn Mystery

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“What are we having for dinner?”

It was a simple question, really. But I honestly had no idea. It was a busy day in the middle of a busy week. Neither of us had put much thought into food.

“Isn’t there some chili left in the freezer?”

Well, yes. It is quite possible that one of the unmarked containers in the freezer is the last of the chili. So I took what I thought was a quart of chili from the freezer and set it in the sink to start defrosting while I went about the rest of my afternoon.

We spent much of our free time last week taking stock of what needs to be done around the house before winter settles in. Beyond the usual furnace check-up and window insulation, our kitchen needs painting and the bathtub faucet needs adjusting. So we’ve set aside a few days next week for the anticipated multiple trips to the home improvement store. As usual, I spent the day playing “catch-up”.

When Love got home, he inspected the container that was defrosting in the sink.

“Honey. Are you sure this is chili?

Well, no. I wasn’t entirely sure what was in the container. There are six other quart containers just like it in the freezer. Three of them are chicken stock, two are chicken noodle soup, and one is potato leek soup. All of them are a pale yellow. The one defrosting in the sink was a beef stock brown. So it was either chili or stew. — I told you guys I like to cook.

As I entered the kitchen, Love was holding the container an inch from his nose. His eyes squinted as he turned the mysterious concoction in his hand, trying to identify it’s contents. He pointed at some small shapes visible through the plastic.

“I think these are mushrooms.”

There’s only one way to find out. Let’s heat it up and give it a taste. So I emptied the slushy mixture into a sauce pan and set the heat to low while I finished up the project I was working on. Ten minutes later, Love called from the kitchen.

“I don’t think this is stew, either.”

Now I was really confused! I got to the kitchen and took a look. In the pot was a brown stock with mushrooms floating around and very little else. I could identify some chopped onions. Maybe. But nothing else. We stared at each other for a…

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lion:

when you open the fridge after your mom went grocery shopping

I have news for you. You don’t stop doing that dance when you grow up and it’s YOU who have been grocery shopping. In fact… because it was you who went shopping, you probably bought everything that YOU like, so you dance a little harder and a little longer. :P

…sorry. I’ve probably said too much. ;P

#FoodPorn: Shrimp Stir Fry
With baby bok choy, mushrooms, onions, carrots, edamame, etc…
This is one of my favorite go-to recipes. It’s simple and can be adapted easily. Seriously, if you’ve got leftover veggies from last night’s dinner, (string beans, broccoli, etc.) toss them in.
Serve over rice or noodles. …or use up the leftover rice from last night.
Get the full recipe here

#FoodPorn: Shrimp Stir Fry

With baby bok choy, mushrooms, onions, carrots, edamame, etc…

  • This is one of my favorite go-to recipes. It’s simple and can be adapted easily. Seriously, if you’ve got leftover veggies from last night’s dinner, (string beans, broccoli, etc.) toss them in.
  • Serve over rice or noodles. …or use up the leftover rice from last night.

Get the full recipe here

pbs-food:

Clafoutis is a French dessert of fruit, but this variation features a brunch twist. This cherry tomato clafoutis is similar to a quiche.

Cherry Tomato Clafoutis recipe | PBS Food

Not gonna lie. This looks too good not to try. :P

A Texas Man Had The Perfect Response When Obama Asked If He Was Gay

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Daniel Webb, a comedian and sometime drag queen based in Austin, Texas, got a hearty laugh out of President Barack Obama with a joke about his sex life.

According to the Austin Chronicle, the exchange occurred after the president asked Webb if he was gay while visiting a restaurant Thursday. When Obama went up to pay at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue, the Chronicle reported Webb, who was working the cash register, “threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically.”

"Equal rights for gay people!" Webb declared.

"Are you gay?" asked Obama.

"Only when I have sex," Webb quipped.

Webb told the Chronicle the joke got Obama to laugh. He said the president told him to “bump me.” The pair subsequently exchanged a fist bump that was captured on camera.

Obama faced some criticism for cutting the long line at Franklin Barbecue. However, when he arrived at the front, he tried to treat some of the people he bypassed to their meals. According to the White House press pool report Obama “produced a wad of 20s for an order that came to exceed $300” Obama then asked an aide if his credit card was good. When he confirmed his card would work, Obama put the hefty barbecue tab on his “JPMorgan card.”

Webb told the Chronicle he believed the anger over Obama’s line-cutting was misplaced and argued security concerns necessitated the move.

"Logistically, that’s a really lazy complaint. I don’t think you can safely have a world leader hanging around in a line," explained Webb.

However, Webb said there was at least one politician he’d be upset to see in the line at Franklin – Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

"If Rick Perry would’ve walked in, I would have lost my job. I would’ve taken that old queen to town," Webb said.

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I find it interesting that the “liberal media” failed to include the exchange between Webb and the President when they reported that Obama cut in line at the Texas restaurant. I’m proud that our President feels comfortable around regular everyday people. It makes me feel that maybe he’s trying his best to keep in touch with what’s going on in our lives.

And kudos to the quick witted Webb. I’d have been all star struck. :)

*Food Porn: The Sweet Days of Summer.
As summer approaches, I prepare simple syrup for iced coffee in the morning. This seems like a good vessel for something sweet. :P

Basic Recipemakes approximately 1 1/2 cups
1 cup sugar1 cup water
Simple, right?
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow mixture to cool, then decant into a clean container (preferably glass) with a tight-fitting lid. — or cork, like the sexy male torso bottle pictured. ;)
Keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks.


If you’ve got some vanilla ice cream in the freezer, float a small scoopful on top of your iced coffee. 
Iced Coffee Float anybody? Put a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass then top with cold black coffee. It’s not exactly “diet” friendly but a little indulgence every once in a while doesn’t hurt.
Simple syrup is also great for fresh brewed iced tea and any mixed drink that calls for sugar.
Sorry. Every joke and pun I can think of regarding that “man” bottle and the sticky sweetness of simple syrup is a bit too lewd for mixed company.

*Originally published as Food Porn: The Sweet Days of Summer on ADignorantium.WordPress (11 June 2014)

*Food Porn: The Sweet Days of Summer.

As summer approaches, I prepare simple syrup for iced coffee in the morning. This seems like a good vessel for something sweet. :P

Basic Recipe
makes approximately 1 1/2 cups

1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Simple, right?


Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow mixture to cool, then decant into a clean container (preferably glass) with a tight-fitting lid. — or cork, like the sexy male torso bottle pictured. ;)

Keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks.

  • If you’ve got some vanilla ice cream in the freezer, float a small scoopful on top of your iced coffee.
  • Iced Coffee Float anybody? Put a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass then top with cold black coffee. It’s not exactly “diet” friendly but a little indulgence every once in a while doesn’t hurt.

Simple syrup is also great for fresh brewed iced tea and any mixed drink that calls for sugar.

  • Sorry. Every joke and pun I can think of regarding that “man” bottle and the sticky sweetness of simple syrup is a bit too lewd for mixed company.

*Originally published as Food Porn: The Sweet Days of Summer on ADignorantium.WordPress (11 June 2014)

I’m suddenly in the mood for Jell-O.

But, like a baked potato, you have to plan for Jell-O.

Now I’m thinking of Mitch Hedberg.

theoppositeofsane:

youngblackandvegan:

kyleehenke:

I cannot be stopped

this is the most important video i’ve ever seen

This is a spiritual experience.

Don’t try to pretend we don’t all secretly wanna sing when there’s pizza. 😀