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Your weekend went how?
OK, so my fingers are still burning a bit after touching all those chiles yesterday, but I must Hatch on...Making a Hatch green chile sauce this morning to go with my chicken tacos later but I may tone it down a bit by adding some canned, mild, Hatch to the mix. I prepped about 5 of the chiles for rellenos, but I've never made them before and not sure about those. I will mix up some Hatch green chile turkey patties for cooking up later. Oh and the Hatch green chile, sausage, and jack cheese quiche was great, even hubs liked it. It had a bit of heat towards the end, but still yummy. Happy Sunday!
Back from my Hatch Chile Roasting, the most fun I've had on a Saturday morning in a while! The folks at Melissa's produce are awesome and so friendly and helpful! I resisted buying a whole case (thank gawd) and 'just' picked up 6 lbs freshly roasted...the aroma of the chiles in my car on the way home was amazing!! Now for the peeling, seeding, de-veining.
http://www.melissas.com has a list of roastings all over the country if you are interested! Hatch ON!
Soooo,You were Butt sliding and Peeing on the 101? Amazing-:)))).
The 405/101 interchange is insane (and scary), even at 9 am on a Saturday! I peeled chiles for about 4 hours today and thought they might not be so hot so ignored the warning to wear gloves...the fingertips on my left hand (the holding hand) burned for about 2 hours after. More updates later and my iReport. :)
OK, I can't resist...What Day IS IT?? What daaay IS IT?? It's National Bacon Day!! Whoop.
Oh and I heard RH may be sleeping with the fishes tonight...in Seattle! ;)
I see you reposted the Duke Mayo sandwich story, complete with the elusive Eatocracy cutting board...*sigh* Are you just trying to tease me or torture me?? :(
In other news, I am in search of Hatch chili's this weekend and all things made with them! Tequila/lime marinated chicken tacos with Hatch chili verde salsa, Hatch chili cheese cornbread, Hatch chili quiche. Hatch ON!!
Eatocracy cutting board no?? :) How do you do an iReport on this?
Here is where you start: http://ireport.cnn.com/
I love the hot peppers, wish I could stand the heat. In New Mexico, to the natives I know, a bowl of chilli means a bowl of hatch chillies and smoked pork stewed together for at least 10 hours. The result is a medium thick stew of green with flavorful bits of meat in it. Good grief, I've seen people eat this fiery stuff waiting for their first pot of coffee to finish brewing, a prebreakfast! I have to ask, does this stuff really put hair on your chest?
I had some last week in Austin and they were mild, liken to Poblano or Anaheim chili's as they have here in CA. But they tasted completely different, in a better way...more tang maybe? I think you may be talking about those small fiery ones, maybe from Hatch, NM also?? I hope to do a report before the weekend is over, thanks!
Please read the camera instruction manual Before producing the iReport and hitting the Hatch Margaritas. :)))))
Instructions? Ha! I promise not to consume any margarita until said Hatch's are safely home, after that all bets are off.
Ok folks, I am off like the proverbial promdress. Enjoy the weekend!
Have a lovely weekend!
Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica? Where do they go? Wonder no more!
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried.
The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:
"Freeze a jolly good fellow."
"Freeze a jolly good fellow…"
[You really didn't believe I knew anything about penguins, did you?]
So what you are Really saying is that you don't like short men dressed in Tuxedos ????
Happy Friday, everyone, and also, a happy long weekend to those who have Monday off. Have a safe and happy Labor Day!
Back atcha nice lady! Got hubby's sister coming in tonite and we'll have 'em 'til Tuesday morning. Wee.
What are your plans for the long weekend? Do you get of on Monday? ~_~
Let the domino effect begin.
May truth and science overcome fear and superstition
modbotted? talk about fear...
It's going to be an uphill battle to fight the almost 100 years the Federal government has been spending hundreds of millions of dollars demonizing a plant based on early 1900s racial bias and fear. The first step is for the Federal Government to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule 1 drugs. Legalization of marijuana is stemming from its medicinal uses. The big drug companies are loosing this battle...
And one day, just maybe, I can buy a pair of real pair of blue jeans, like the originals made from hemp instead of cotton. Canvas was originally made of hemp.
Funny thing. I just learned this.
Marinol is a Schedule 3 drug. It is a pure isomer of THC.
The active ingredient in marijuana, which is a Schedule 1 drug, is THC.
Schedule 3 drugs "has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States."
In 2002 DEA accepted a petition to make marijuana a Schedule 3 drug. Apparently it needs approval from a political branch for this change to be accepted.
Here's an interesting food related story, and an interesting means of losing one's job:
Minimum wage definitely needs to be changed, but give me a MF break. They're asking for more than I make and I can guarantee you what I do is far more important than flipping burgers.
Supersize my paycheck. HA!! What a joke!
F-ing ridiculous! $15 an hour!? Guess where that raise would come from. Welcome to the $10 Big Mac.
Can sumone hear help me with my Inglish sooes I can fill out my unemployedament paper?
I've long believed that minimum wage jobs aren't intended to be enough to support a family. Remember the days when you took minimum wage jobs as an entry level position, and then you strove to do better, educate yourself and advance in your career? If we take away the need to improve and the associated compensation benefit of same, where is the incentive to better yourself?
"The average annual income for a fast-food cook in Denver County is $9.10, or an annual income of $18,930, according to May 2012 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology living-wage calculator, an adult with one child would need to make $20.95 in Denver County to meet the standards of a livable income."
Check how your area fares here: http://livingwage.mit.edu/ It might be an eye opener
Simple solution. Fire them all. Grab a couple of teenagers off the street. You'll have them replaced within the day.
I scheduled a meeting early today with several AVP's, SVP's, and a EVP...gave out the conference number last week on the invite (I have had this number for years (forgetting that it was replaced several months ago))....so I dial in from my boss' office (on speaker) and guess what? The number now belongs to a "get a hot date" dial up! "Ladies press 1, Men, meet singles press 2, for redheads, press 3) Soooooooo embara$$ing!
"... press two redheads?!" Really? ~_~ Interesting.
Yaaaaawn. *stre-e-e-e-tches* Oh my. Coffee's on and there's some humble pie on the counter for the visiting Hannah Montana fan club. ~_~ Good try for a firstie, M.C. Honey. Call me for an appointment for some lessons.
Twerk It--Twerk It Good.
Someone posted this on the 49ers forums. It's hilarious. (not a Rick Roll)
I'll see your chicken and raise you a Hank Hill.
What??? Does yours taste like the cream went bad as well????
Good photo caption.
Quiet day at the office here...time to get things kicked off on the subst!tutions thread...
In a fierce attempt to beat Dad's record, on Day 6 of his new school, Little Biddle was sent to the principles office. Ugggghh, its only just begun.
And do tell what offense Lil' Biddle was sent to the office for, enquiring minds want to know...
And what did SirB do as a child to get sent there?
He pinched another student and then kicked the teacher. The transition to school is a tough one with a more structured schedule. Taking it serious, but not going to worry about it just yet.
Can't remember what I was sent to the office for multiple times but I am sure I earned it.
Well,at least he wasn't " Smokin' in the Boys Room."
Like father, like son...
I was usually pretty good about staying under the radar, though I did go MIA for four days on the senior trip to Daytona...And nobody really noticed.
I can feel my parents looking down at me from above and enjoying the show. Sit back M&D, its going to be a long one.
Pinching & kicking, eh? There's a position open in the dungeon for that sort of behavior – but you must be over 18 to apply. I never got sent to the principal's office. His paddle was much bigger than mine. ~_~
Little Biddle battle
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree? I spent more time in the principles office than the classroom! Brings back fond memories...
If anyone needs me Saturday, I will be here for a one day only Hatch Chile Roasting!! I had the pleasure of having my first taste of Hatch (they're in season now) last week in Austin at Lupe Tortilla's, sooo good. I love love love green chiles and these are the best ever.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Gelson's Sherman Oaks
4520 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
lol. This reminds me of AleeD for some reason.
Thank you Jdizz. That WAS right up my Alee alley! ;)
If I could bi**h slap someone through the phone I would have done so a minute ago.
And, can someone post some "My Sharona" for RH?? I think he may be missing his favorite bartender a little. :))
While I love you both to the tip of my wh!p, I'd rather be rick-rolled that ever hear that song again.
No problem, I can't see/hear the vid's from work anywho and it looks like MR. Head is MIA. Did you see the pic of my pretty Pwickly Pear Margarita?? I don't think we can say Plick on here?
Had ye ole fantasy foosball draft party on Saturday at Milwaukee Burger. Nachos, cheese curds (a Wisconsin thing, which I gave to someone else), a slider, 34 oz beer, and wings.
Then a coupon for another burger and a beer for sometime later in the NFL season. We spent 3 hours there and I spent $20 with tip and got a coupon for free stuff. Nice.
Long live Wisconsin! *burp*
We're all alright!
WCOD (windy comb-over day)
Good morning, everyone. I went back to last week and read the restaurant and entertainment review (all in two, very nice), and it sounds like you guys had a great time. Who'd have thunk that a friendship would grow from these posts...pretty neat.
Another good note for today, keep your fingers and toes crossed that Dad gets the OK to head to physical rehab today. He's beyond ready to leave the hospital, today is two weeks in.
Finger,toes and eyes crossed for Dad. Hospitals make people sicker. An Update on my Matt's Review........JBJ found the recipe while surfing the Internets and The Googles--and they have the recipe for The Bob Dip too......Wooooooo-Hoooo.
Mary, I read those, too. Very nice meeting minutes & restaurant review. Everything's crossed smothered in positive thoughts.
Doobie Bro & JBJ, watch out for those on-line recipes from restaurants. I've often heard they change things up a bit so as not to threaten their bidness. But have fun figgerin' it out you two!
Unbeknownst to yours truly--Matt Martinez had written 3 Cook Books and lists all his recipes. I've gotz the secret ingredients for the rice. MOOOOOOOOOY Fantastico!!!!!!
First to Mary Shannon, fingers and toes crossed, and best thoughts heading your way (and dad's).
AD – Agree on the online recipes...sometimes you can find a cook, spilling the beans so to speak, and get close.
RH – I read a couple of reviews on the books and mostly very positive, but one person (in the know) said they might have left something out of the recipe. AND spill on the secret ingrediant please?
Got a dead link over on the cocktail post. Barmini – Washington, D.C.
The Thread Dom always comes first. ~_~
What????? No Coffee???
That's the house rules!
Rich, my bad. First ... after coffee.
VPB: Yes ... ~_~ ... yes it is.
Djall have a good weekend? I worked like a rover, then got up at 3:30am to get the hub-meister to TPA. Ironically, the Dom is beat.
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