Thursday, June 21, 2012

I want some more....

Cream of Cauliflower with bacon

Don't forget to add the cheddar cheese to bottom of the bowl first

I made this last week and really have to make some more, i've been thinking of nothing but since

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I love loyalty points.

Today I needed coffee and butter. So after my doc appt'mnt to get some annoying moles removed...(too much information) I drove to Shoppers Drugs just to check on my points....and low and behold....I had $$$$ on my card. yayyy

So true to my budget minding boredom this week, I walked up to the checkout with coffee, butter (both on sale) and some chips and snacks and ....voila....only paid $.25 (still can't get the stupid cents things to work grrrr)

...AAAAnd I found some (4 cans) of wine coolers in the back of the fridge, so I don't need to restock my wine supply just yet.....

SO it's leftover pie for dinner with ceasar salad and making a big pot of spaghetti for tomorrow for the grandkids, because that's the only thing they will eat these days ( i will hide some shredded, skinned zuccini in it - learned the hard way about "what are those green things, baba")

Cause everybody KNOWS ---day old spaghetti is the BOMB....

Monday, June 18, 2012

Making do

Today on the menu for dinner is - leftover pie
I have some chicken leftover from some rotisserie i bought on friday and then yesterday from the pork (wow was that ever goooood)

I had to head on down to the grocery story for some celery (lately I`ve been snacking on celery - everything from leftover egg salad, tuna salad, chopped up tomato, basically anything that will fit in the cavity)

I first place I typically head in this store is the veg reduction basket. Last week I scored a large head of cauliflower for $.50 (where is that stupic cents thing and why won`t it work on this keyboard), and i made a wonderful cream of soup with half of it and roasted the other half for dinner.  So I wanted another one for the pie, but alas none was on the table.

But I did get two bags of two different kinds of potatoes for $1.50 and $.60, and a large bag of carrots for $.68.  So that got me to thinking------I should see how many meals I can get out of the day old veg going to the store more often. It`s only a couple blocks away and I usually have to go right on by it whenever I have anywhere to go.   So that`s what I`m going to do......bored am I

Sunday, June 17, 2012


So it's his day....big woa
So now the competition starts - which kid, from which set of offspring (3) is going to phone first.
I have three kids, he has 7.

So the middle of the last set (mine) phoned first. I'd like to think that ultimately "I won" cause I'm the better mom, therefore myyyyyyy kid called first. So there....

I've been reading Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries and have come to a conclusion that all men suck when it comes to fiction. 

It's been awhile that I even read fiction written by men, cause they always write about sex, stupid ass sex, ....what I like to refer to as "a wet dream" for me to have to suffer through.

What is it about them.  This series has been interesting as in the story line is good, the dialogue has been good, the constant googling of food refered to in the story has been annoyingly satisfying. But the "beautiful women that are constantly throwing themselves at this 50+ (judging by the amount of food he eats should be very overweight) boozing overweight, sicilian man".  Its never the run of the mill women, it's aways the beautiful women that appear to all have a hard on to screw this inspector.  Beautiful women in the series are all sluts( not to mention usually 20 to 30 yrs younger), of giant proportion - they all without fail spend their day screwing.  Poor Inspector Montalbano has to beat them off with a stick, the poor man.  I have learned that to enjoy the book, I have to skip this crap cause otherwise the book would be thrown across the room.  The only women in this book are either on the make to get laid, or old women 60+ that cook, that's it.
The author has made the women in the series behave as though they were men.  That women are the ones with bad behavior and only see men as sex objects. Talk about the pot calling the kettle - you know what, I just want to slap this idiot.  Judging from the picture of what he actually looks's no wonder that he portrays women in such a negative light.  He's a douce bag of giant proportion.

I've only got 2 books left to read of the series, and I need a break from the stupid women constantly throwing themselves at this creep.  I think I continue to read the series because of the character development of the other players other than the poor sex starved inspector and his tribe of oversexed blondes.

I wonder how blondes 25-35 feel around this oversexed Camilleri should they ever be in the unfortunate position of being oggled by him in public. Sic. Reminds me of a dirty old man. 

I was digging around in the freezer the other day and uncovered a bunch (3) pork tenderloin and pork ribs and pork shoulder and 3 pkgs of bacon, all I didn't know I even had.

So today pork tenderloin is for dinner.  The only thing I changed is I added a small bowl (prob about 1/3 cup of honey, and whole grain mustard) of honey mustard I had laying around from my eggroll dip last night.

The marinade smelled so good I was tempted to dap some behind my ear...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

'mpanata di maiali

I have no idea what the translation to this is.

I googled it and something about breaded pork.

I'm only doing this so that some time in the future I can attempt to try to duplicate this as it's written in a mystery that I have just finished.

The Wings of the Sphinx - Andrea Camilleri There is usually so much food throughout the novels, it is driving me crazy.

I spend more time on google to figure out what the food is. So far google hasn't helped me in the translation of this particular recipe but luckily the author was kind enough to add the procedure.

"Poach a head of cauliflower in salted water, remove it when still slightly firm, and chop it into large chunks. Then season it in a skillet after you hjave sauteed a small onion, thinly sliced in olive oil in the same pan. In another pan, fry up a piece of fresh sausage, and the moment it turns golden cut it into small disks, no more than an inch wide, removing the skin.
 Add the cauliflower to the pan with the sausage bits and oil adding a few potatoes sliced into thin, transparent disks, some chopped black olives, salt and spices. Stir this assortment well. Knead some leavened bread dough into a broad, flat disk and mold thiks into a cake tin with a tall rim. Fill this with the mixture and cover with another round sheet of dough, kneading the edges together. Spread lard over the upper parts and put the tin into a very hot oven for about half an hour or so, remove it as soon as it turns golden brown"

I have been thinking of nothing else since I read this.....


I found it yay yay yay

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I've been reading a new series i've discovered. Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano Mystery series. I am forever thankful that I have such a great library. I can't remember how many books are in this series ....may 16 or so. My library has them all, and they are sitting on my stairs - waiting to be selected. Every book is better than the last. You really notice the growth of the author with each book. I love that.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Coffee maker

My birthday was 6 weeks ago, and mentioned this thing a couple times to my children. Didn't get one. Mothers day, came and went..... Didn't get one. So I finally bought one for myself. I might be a little....pissed, angry, disappointed? Yes to all of the above