Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Tattoo & Recipes

It's coming up on the 13yr anniversary of my dad's death. I mourned for my dad for 10yrs, in my own way and on the 10yr anniversary of his death I went with my friend Mike to get a tattoo, a little sunflower on the small of my back, my way of ending the mourning, accepting his death and hopefully moving on. It was warm that day, the shop was crazy busy, random people, some bikers, one in particular who I think I hugged after a short crying jag. I don't know if my little plan worked I still miss him like crazy, although, it now comes in spurts.

This is not that good of a story but I have nothing else, so it's staying. :p To make it up to you and because I am missing him like crazy today, here is my daddy's corn chowder recipe more or less (am winging it here as there is no "offical" recipe):

1 lg or 2 sm cans corn niblets (drained)
1 lg can cream style corn
4 slices of bacon or a chunk of pork fat cut into small strips (i usually cut it directly into the pan)
1 onion chopped
1 pint of cream
1/2 gallon of milk(won't use it all) can use 2% or even 1% , although I don't recommend skim
2 lg potatoes or 1/2 bag of baby potatoes cut into good size chunks (use as many as you I like potatoes so I use allot)
1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes if you want, although i've never tried it, but it's good in the haddock chowder so...

get a heavy bottom pan, cook the bacon, remove the cooked bacon, leave the fat, add the onions and a pince of salt and cook until soft and kinda see through. Add the potatoes, corn niblets and cream corn along with the cream and milk start off with about 1/2 of the 1/2 gallon see how it looks if you want to add more, add more. cook about 20 minutes or untill potatoes are done. season with salt and pepper to taste and serve and enjoy.

I like to eat mine from a bread bowl. My sweetie likes his in a regular bowl with oyster crackers.

and what's dinner without dessert?

Dead Day Cake
(growing up, it was only served at funerals on my dads side of the family, hence the name)

1 box white cake mix
maple extract
1 bag chopped walnuts (about 1 cup for the cake and some for decoration)
1 lg can vanilla frosting

preheat oven to whatever the box says. your basically making the cake according to the directions, just add 1 capfull of maple extract and add the nuts to the mix.

while that's cooking add a capfull of maple extract to the frosting and give it a good stir. i find it easier to dump it into a bowl and mix in the maple that way, but by all means if you want one less dish, mix it in the container. taste it, if you want it to taste more mapley, add more extract.

frost your cooled cake, decorate with nuts and enjoy.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Are You There Fall? It's Me...

Oh when Fall arrives there will be much rejoicing.

For one thing, I can sleep in the bed again, as opposed to the couch, as the living room is the only room with A/C. I love bed, I miss bed.

I want to make a pork roast in the worst way, and homemade applesauce, on the stovetop so the house smells of apple-cinnamonnie goodness and bake a cake, in the oven.

Am going to start on a pair of plain jane socks for myself. Methinks am going to use some knitpicks yarn. Also have to frog my toe up sock, is too tight at the top. I am ok with it, this go round, it'll have some ribbing.

Still working on that friggin sleeve. I swear that sweater will be the death of me.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I Don't Wanna Work

I don't wanna bang on any drums either. I want to nap and maybe knit, as long as it's nothing to complex or involve a pattern with many words.

also want to drink. however, that would result with instant nap. not good.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

So y’all have something to read today…

i stole this from purling dervish

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:42am, i have a relentless kitty alarm.
2. How do you like your steak? still moo-ign
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Star Trek
4. What is/are your favorite TV show(s)? hawthorne, drop dead diva, bridezilla (i hate admiting that one), LA Ink, and Cake Boss
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Italy
6. What did you have for breakfast?coffee
7. What is your favorite cuisine? anything i don't have to cook...other than that i'd go with Italian
8. What foods do you dislike? Eggs with runny, slimy whites, any vegetable that is overcooked.
9. Favorite Place to Eat? Marino's
10. Favorite dressing? depends on the lettuce...
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? My Kermie. (Honda Civic 1997, whom i love)
12. What are your favorite clothes? any that doesn't make me look like i have a big ass.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Italy
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? depends, did someone drink from it or was it poured half way?
15. Where would you want to retire? give ya 3 guesses and the first 2 don't count...
16. Favorite time of day? bedtime...i love my bed
17. Where were you born? in a hospital.
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? if i must, it's a toss up between football & baseball
19. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Spud...
22. Bird watcher? no.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? i'm a between 10 and 11am person, then i need a nap
24. Pets? Si & Lila
25. Any new and exciting news that you’d like to share? no
26. What did you want to be when you were little?
27. What is your first childhood memory? i don't know, sad isn't it?
28. Are you a cat or dog person? cat
29. Are you married? the judge gave me a full pardon
30. Always wear your seat belt? yes
31. Been in a car accident? Yes,
32. Any pet peeves? There is not enough space on this blog.
33. Favorite pizza topping? not a big pizza person
34. Favorite flower? daisy
35. Favorite ice cream? strawberry
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? risotto
37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? surprisingly i passes on the first try
38. From whom did you get your last email? aaron
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Macy's
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? not really
41. Like your job? sure
42. Broccoli? covered in cheese
43. What was your favorite vacation? Florida
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? it's been a while
45. What are you listening to right now? Al Green, I'm still in love with you
46. What is your favorite color? black
47. How many tattoos do you have? 1
48.How many are you tagging for this quiz? None.
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 2pm
50. Coffee Drinker? Half and half or milk, no sugar, i'm sweet enough thank you. :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

10 on Tuesday

I stole this from Shut Up and Knit. Hope she doesn't mind.

10 Favorite Characters from Television

1. Sydney Bristow - Alias
2. Hugo "Hurley" Reyes - Lost
3. Chloe - 24
4. John Locke - Lost
5. Gordon Ramsey - Hell's Kitchen/Kitchen Nightmare's
6. Jean-Philip - Hell's Kitchen
7. Kevin James - King of Queens
8. Dr. Bailey - Grey's Anatomy
9. Luke Danes - Gilmore Girls (i know, i know)
10. Jane Vasco - Painkiller Jane