To: Discombobulated Housewife, I couldn’t leave this comment on your blog, for some reason it doesn’t recognize my account.
I really like Swampwitch Sticks better than Bayou Sticks … it’s got a nice illiteration to it.
(There was more, but it had a bit of a personal bent that I didn’t think you’d necessarily want advertised)
Here’s a bit of a funny for you folks!
A man had just finished reading his book “Man Of The House” while making his commute home from work. By the time he reached home, he stormed into the house and walked directly up to his wife, pointing his finger in her face, he said: “From now on I want you to know that I am the man of the house and my word is law! You are to prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I’m finished eating my meal, I expect a scrumptious dessert afterward. Then, after dinner, you’re going to draw my bath so I can relax. When I’m finished with my bath, guess who’s going to dress me and comb my hair?”
“The Funeral Director would be my guess,” said his wife.
ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ
Yesterday in 1893 U.S. President Benjamin Harrison declared full amnesty for Mormon polygamists. Is it the government’s place to define which marriages are valid and which are not?
ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ
adverb: One after another; in a series.
From Latin seriatim, from Latin series, from serere (to join). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ser- (to line up) that is also the source of words such as insert, assert, desert (to abandon), desert (a dry sandy region), sort, consort, and sorcerer.
“I do not have to itemize seriatim the positive transformatory effects of steady and reliable electricity supply on all aspects of our national life.”
ஜ~§What I’m Reading§~ஜ
The History of Western Philosophy
ஜ~§What I’m Watching§~ஜ
Tonight is: Re-runs, there are a few shows starting this week though. I’m really looking forward to LOST!!!
ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ
COME, I will make the continent indissoluble;
I will make the most splendid race the sun ever yet shone upon;
I will make divine magnetic lands,
With the love of comrades,
With the life-long love of comrades.
I will plant companionship thick as trees along all the rivers of
America, and along the shores of the great lakes, and all over
I will make inseparable cities, with their arms about each other’s
By the love of comrades,
By the manly love of comrades.
For you these, from me, O Democracy, to serve you, ma femme! 10
For you! for you, I am trilling these songs,
In the love of comrades,
In the high-towering love of comrades.
ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ
Smoked Fish Platter w/ Mustard-Caper Sauce
1/2 cup spicy brown mustard (such as Goulden’s)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 tablespoons drained capers
1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallot
2 fennel bulbs, trimmed (fronds reserved), quartered, cored, thinly sliced crosswise (about 2 cups)
4 medium Persian or Japanese cucumbers, thinly sliced on diagonal (about 2 cups)
1 pound assorted smoked fish (such as salmon, trout, whitefish, sturgeon, and black cod)
Hard-boiled eggs, peeled, sliced (optional)
Mix first 3 ingredients in 2-cup glass measuring cup; gradually whisk in oil. Season with pepper. Pour half of mixture into small bowl; mix in 3 tablespoons sugar, capers, and shallot for sauce. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar into remaining mixture. Reserve for dressing salad.
Mix sliced fennel and cucumbers in large bowl. Mince enough fennel fronds to measure 3 tablespoons; add to bowl. Season to taste with dressing in measuring cup. Season with salt and pepper.
Cover large platter with lettuce leaves. Arrange smoked fish and salad atop lettuce. Garnish with caper berries, lemon wedges, and eggs (if desired). Serve with bread, butter, and Mustard-Caper Sauce.