Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Roughage is good...

After a diet of mostly meat products for the last few days, time to get things moving again! Mind you, I love my meat products, especially the Ribeye but too much of a good thing is, well, too much of a good thing.

Last night I made a big salad with a balsamic vinaigrette. But here's the best part, we had our first Kasa Kecky power outage last night. Lucky for us it was salad night. Although, I can still use the stove and since it has about 50 pilot lights, we'd never freeze.

Now, remember back in the old days when there was no electricity and all there was to do at night was read a book by the light of the kerosene lantern (I guess there was baby-making too, but whatever)? I know, I don't remember either, but Pioneer Poppy sure does. Them days is gone for sure! Now we have batteries that will run our laptops for at least the duration of Little Miss Sunshine!

So, Aunt Katie gave me a cookbook, The Best of Country Cooking 2002. One dish I've been wanting to try to make over the years is Beef Wellington. I'm a little scared cause I hear it's difficult. But I found a recipe in this cookbook that I think might be a good training recipe for the real deal. This recipe comes courtesy of Wanda Orton, Emporia Kansas:

I don't know why, but that just cracks me up!

Here's something else that cracks me up in a scary-minkey-kind-of-way:

This came from Friend-Jeannie. She's mean and knows I despise the minkey. The box it came in is hysterical!

"With the Wine Monkey, I went from party zero to party hero!"

I will leave you with this...

Have a great day!

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