Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday nite feed

Brown 3 lbs of hamburger and drain off excess liquid.

Dice up 6 chicken thighs, fry in EVOO with Emeril's Essence.

Add 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 can of diced green chiles (I spose you could replace with 1 can of ROTEL), 2 cans of V-8 juice, 1 bell pepper diced, one-half large red onion diced, and one can of water chestnuts diced to the browned hamburger.

After the chicken browns, add that to the mixture also.

Then run 1 lb of Andoullie sausage and two good sized Italian sausage links with 2 table spoons of Rosemary through food processor; then fry completely.

When the sausage mixture is browned, add to the hamburger/chicken mixture.

Stir well, and allow to simmer.

While mixture is simmering, place four cups of elbow macaroni in water laced with EVOO and salt.

When macaroni is done, drain and mix into the hamburger/chicken/sausage mixture.

Then spoon it out onto a plate or bowl, and enjoy.

I am surprised at how good it tastes.

Yeah, it is quite a bit for one person, but I also get to freeze part of it to heat and enjoy later.

I don't think this is anybody's recipe, but then, I don't know alot about recipes, and generally try to cook what I think I am hungry for. Yet, in all honesty, I do love southern cooking and look forward to Katherine's Smoky Mountain Cafe.

Cognitive Dissonance to the Maxx

Music Videos by VideoCure

Last night I was watching a Garth Brooks DVD and once again viewed this video.

I was immediately reminded of the brouhaha currently being expressed over Governor Palin's Down Syndrome son.

To my military mind, I sure would appreciate these "hate" pundits, having at least the respect, or consideration, or even the mental appitude of any one of the Down Syndrome individuals alive today.

Then again, I would not be adverse to place all the "hate" pundits in an asylum somewhere, so they can yell at the walls, and commiserate over all the things going wrong in our world.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

No BO; no BS! none of the time

Two elitist voices hover above the crowd...voices that demand attention, but are devoid of any real meaning.

How cognitively dissonant are the words of B Hussein O, that as president he will increase taxes on the wealthy.

Is not Barbara Streisand wealthy? Or am I missing something here? Does it not seem axiomatic that if Babs had the least little inkling that someone in the government was going to go after her wealth, she would find some way to avoid them?

Did not Babs make the statement some time ago that if Bush was elected she would leave the country? How come she hasn't left yet?

No, B Hussein is not going to tax the wealthy, as least not the ones who share his socialistic ideology.

I find it truly sad that there are people in this country, who consider themselves to be above any common denominator.

Is it too much to believe that the ones who are supporting the socialist agenda rapidly taking over this great capitalistic country have dreams of being part of the ruling class?

If we were to go back in history and look at each and every socialist takeover of a country, what would we find happened to the wealthy?

We know that when socialism, communism, dictatorship takes over a country, one of their first priorities is to remove anyone who presents a possibility of undermining the ruling class.

One of the very first things that happens is to confiscate, or make null any and all wealth. Yeah, you got mega bucks stored away, just change the medium of wealth.

Since socialism, and probably all "isms" require the governing body to have all assets, so they may be more equitably doled out to the masses, there can be no personal property ownership.

One of the early events in any "ism" taking over a country is to silence the "media". That means only the official newspaper, radio or tv stations will be available.

Sadly, Rush is correct in his estimation that the most expensive commodity we have in this country is ignorance. I would simply state that closely aligned in perhaps second place would stupidity. But, stupidity cannot be fixed. So, how do we rectify the ignorance running rampant in this country?

Education has been woefully dumbed down to encourage ignorance, the media has been enlisted to reinforce the need for an ignorant population.

A free people, make daily decisions as to how they will live..."isms" take away the right to decide for yourself.

No, no BO and no BS will be my song of lament.

This country has been blessed by God Almighty, to be a shining city on the hill; far too many people want to crush and dissolve this great country, just because they think they have a better idea.

In the Marine Corps, we had a saying that really is appropriate here: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

Ah, now that brings up another thought.

Iatrogenic identifies a, mostly fatal, disease that was introduced by the doctor or health facility.

Universal health care, to my military mind, is iatrogenic, since, many people will not have any health care because of their status.

Socialism, whenever and wherever it has been tried has always been a failure...why are we now even considering implementing it in this country?

God help us!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Meat loaf, anyone? UPDATED

Perhaps I will hear from Katherine whether this is a common recipe, or if it is really a figment of my imagination...anyway, in a few hours I will know how it turns out.

In a large bowl place about a pound of hamburger, toss in two xl eggs, about 4 ounces of Italian bread crumbs, coupla dashes of hot sauce, half a red onion, one yellow (don't really know if the color makes a diff or not) bell pepper, and half a pound of Andoullie sausage (ground up).

Next, mix it all up by hand, so everything sticks together.

Place about half of the mixture in a crock pot, or slow cooker, {whatever!} and place turkey bacon across the meat, with each slice overlapping.

On top of the bacon, place a couple of slices of pepper jack cheese.

Then top off the loaf with the rest of the meat mixture.

Cover, and turn on the crock pot, and wait...

Unfortunately, I cook to please myself, making items I think will be good...I never claimed to be a chef or a nutritionist...just plain ole me.

And, one of the best things I have ever come across is Andoullie sausage...of course, in all honesty, when in Hawaii, you can't beat Portugese sausage.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that I also added a 4oz can of diced green chiles to the mixture.

I think in hindsight, I would place pepper jack cheese on both sides of the bacon.

Anyway, the meatloaf turned out is even good in a sandwich the day after.

In some ways I am a purist with food, I don't care to have ketchup or sauce on my meatloaf, cuz, I wanna taste the ingredients; so there you have it.

Piggin out on pig candy

Definitely deviously delicious... I just wonder if it would work with turkey bacon... Guess I will need to give it a try and see what happens.