Hey everyone, a few things for you to peruse …
A little bit of humor for the day!!
PHILOSOPHY OF HOUSECLEANING!
I don’t do windows because … I love birds and don’t want one to run into a clean window and get hurt.
I don’t wax floors because … I am terrified a guest will slip and get hurt then I’ll feel terrible ( plus they may sue me.)
I don’t mind the dust bunnies because … They are very good company, I have named most of them, and they agree with everything I say.
I don’t disturb cobwebs because … I want every creature to have a home of their own. I don’t Spring Clean because … I love all the seasons and don’t want the others to get jealous
I don’t pull weeds in the garden because … I don’t want to get in God’s way, HE is an excellent designer! I don’t put things away because … My husband will never be able to find them again.
I don’t do gourmet meals when I entertain because … I don’t want my guests to stress out over what to make when they invite me over for dinner.
I don’t iron because … I choose to believe them when they say “Permament Press”.
I don’t stress much on anything because … “A Type” personalities die young and I want to stick around and become a wrinkled up crusty ol’ woman!!!!
REMEMBER . . . A clean house is a sign of a broken computer.
Quote of the Day:
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
The ‘Blog This!’ Of The Day:
The Twilight movie came out a few days ago. A lot of people are really excited about seeing Bella and Edward on the big screen. Others couldn’t care less. Where do you fall on the issue?
The Word Of The Day:
MEANING: noun: A basic theme of a myth, for example, revenge, honor, betrayal, etc.
ETYMOLOGY: From Greek mythologema (mythical narrative), from mythologein (to tell mythical tales), from mythos (myth) + -logos (word or speech).
USAGE: “Another way to see the whole picture is through the symbol and mythologem of land and its specific manifestation in place.”
What I’m Reading:
Nora Roberts, Captivated ~ Synopsis: His interest in her was purely professional…or so he told himself.
Nash Kirkland had sought out Morgana Donovan, self-proclaimed witch, to help him research his latest screenplay. The hardheaded skeptic didn’t believe for a minute she was what she professed to be, but Nash somehow found himself falling under her bewitching spell. Nash had never trusted his feelings. How could he be sure the irresistible passion he felt was real and not just some conjurer’s trick?
What I’m Watching:
Tonight is: Family Guy, American Dad, and True Blood.
Poem Of The Day:
We live in deeds . . .
WE live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
And he whose heart beats quickest lives the longest:
Lives in one hour more than in years do some
Whose fat blood sleeps as it slips along their veins.
Life’s but a means unto an end; that end,
Beginning, mean, and end to all things — God.
The dead have all the glory of the world.
Philip James Bailey
Recipe of the Day:
Chicken and Veggies with Herbs
8 ounces mushrooms, halved
1 cup frozen pearl onions
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
4 small chicken legs (drumstick-thigh portion; skinned) (2 to 2-1/2 pounds total)
1/4 cup chicken broth (optional)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Hot cooked mashed potatoes (optional)
Fresh parsley sprigs (optional)
1. In a 5-1/2- or 6-quart slow cooker, combine mushrooms and pearl onions. Stir in the 1/2 cup broth, the wine, tomato paste, garlic salt, rosemary, thyme, pepper, and bay leaf. Add chicken legs to cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken and vegetables to a serving platter. Discard bay leaf. Cover chicken and vegetables and keep warm.
4. For sauce: Skim fat from cooking liquid. Measure 2 cups of the cooking liquid, adding additional chicken broth, if necessary, to equal 2 cups total liquid. Transfer liquid to a medium saucepan. In a small bowl, stir the 1/4 cup broth into the flour; stir into liquid in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Spoon some of the sauce over chicken. Pass remaining sauce. If desired, serve with mashed potatoes and garnish with parsley.