Back to the grind today. YAY. It’s an absolutely gorgeous day. Why can’t I have days like this when I’m OFF of work? Not the day I go BACK to work? Hmm? Anyway … it’s about 50 degrees, sunny, and minimally breezy. I can hardly wait for spring. This next payday, I’m going to get myself a package for some light therapy. Yeah baby … that’s called tanning!!! I’m gonna look HAWT this spring and summer. WOOT! Take that creepy disappearing guy!!!
Lot’s of TV watching to do tonight. I’m out of vino. Which is sad, but I’ve realized I have a gift card to Target, so perhaps I’ll be able to get my fix that way. I’m such a WINO!!!
I’ve just started recording Glen Beck’s show on Fox. I listen to him on the radio on my way to work, he’s one of my very FAVE talk radio show hosts. I can’t wait to see his format on Fox.
I’m rambling about nothingness now. On with the rest.
ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
E. E. Cummings
ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ
Which of the seven deadly sins—sloth, greed, lust, gluttony, anger, envy, and pride—are you most likely to commit?
ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ
1. Cheerfully optimistic or confident.
2. Having a healthy reddish color.
From Old French sanguin, from Latin sanguineus (bloody), from sanguis (blood).
“Still, let us not be over-sanguine of a speedy final triumph. Let us be quite sober.”
ஜ~§What I’m Reading§~ஜ
I just got a bunch of books back from my SIL. So I’ll be picking through them to read something. Also … I have a Vonnegut book I haven’t cracked open yet. Hmmm … I might have money hidden in that one too. Sheesh … I’d better check that out!!!
ஜ~§What I’m Watching§~ஜ
Tonight is: Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, Smallville, Supernatural, Hell’s Kitchen, Private Practice and ER. BIG HUGE TV night!!! YAY!!! Let’s just cross our fingers that everything records properly.
ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ
that drunken dance
spring too much for you?
the only time that matches up
to your colours
this party, such a colourful spread
i would too be drunken
every colourful cup
a drink from heaven
at the big sake cup…
john tiong chunghoo
ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Hot Dogs (Cardiac arrest on a bun!!!)
1 teaspoon ketchup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 large hot dogs, knockwurst, or kielbasa
1/2 ounce cheddar cheese, cut into long sticks
2 Tbsp chopped onion
1 cup refrigerated sauerkraut, drained, roughly chopped
4 slices bacon
4 long hot dog buns
1 Prepare your grill for direct medium high heat.
2 Mix together the ketchup and mustard in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the sauerkraut with the chopped onion, set aside. Slice open the hot dogs, down the center, lengthwise, forming a deep pocket in each, but not cutting all the way through. Coat the inside of each hot dog with the mustard ketchup mixture.
3 Place a strip of cheese deep within the pocket of each hot dog. Top with sauerkraut and onions. Encapsulate the cheese at the ends with the sauerkraut mixture as well, so that no cheese is exposed (otherwise it will drip out when cooking).
4 Wrap a strip of bacon around each stuffed hot dog, securing with toothpicks at each end. Make sure you wrap tight enough so that the stuffing stays in, but not so tight so that when the hot dog expands will cooking the bacon would tear.
5 Coat your grill surface with vegetable oil so that the hot dogs don’t stick. If you have a grill screen (a screen with smaller holes so that small pieces of whatever you’re cooking don’t fall through the grill), you can use it, just coat it with vegetable oil first and pre-heat for a couple of minutes. Place the stuffed hot dogs on the grill, stuffing side down. Grill for 2 minutes, until the bacon on that side is cooked, turn the hot dogs a quarter turn and grill for a couple more minutes. Continue to grill for a few minutes each on all sides until the bacon is cooked. Cover the grill in between turnings to help with the cooking.
6 During the last minute of cooking, open up the hot dog buns and place them open-side down on the grill to lightly toast.
7 Remove the hot dogs and buns from the grill. Remove the toothpicks fro the hot dogs, place them in the buns and serve.
Makes 4 stuffed hot dogs.