Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I am terrified....

Well, if you read yesterday's post. You know that I made chicken curry, for the first time.

Well, since I only cook for me....

I finagled with the recipe and made a crock pot full.

I don't know, what's that, 40, 50 gallons?

So, this morning I awoke to the scent of chicken curry still permeating the entire house.

I have 5 or 6 of those wax warming things around the house and that mixed with the chicken curry...

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Well, it's legendary.

Now, here's my dilemma...

The chicken curry is currently residing in the crockpot with the lid tightly on, in the refrigerator.

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The chicken curry is very tasty.

But, I don't dare heat it up.

And I'M TERRIFIED TO OPEN THE LID.


I am seriously considering calling a hazmat team.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello? Spring?

So after our beautiful day here in Colorado. I'm talkin' mid70's here, folks.

It's,

Well,

not my snow
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Umm, snowing.

And snowing and snowing.

not my snow
Did I mention the snow?

Anyhoo...with this reverse in the weather, I want something hot and yummy to eat.

I was going to go with some cardamom cookies. But instead ended up making chicken curry.

FOR THE FIRST TIME!!

Now, I want you to picture this...

Me, roasting the spices...

Me, turning on the stove fan....

Monkeys having sneezing fits...

Me, having to open all the doors to get the aroma

OUT, OUT, OUT!!!!!!!

Now, the lesson learned here folks, is........

NEVER EVER EVER 
MAKE CHICKEN CURRY IN THE WINTER!!

You can get the recipe here

It tastes pretty dang good. However, I didn't follow the recipe, mostly. Yes, I'm one of those people.

Oh, and don't forget....

NEVER EVER EVER 
MAKE CHICKEN CURRY IN THE WINTER!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Eye of Sauron


So....I took four days off from work. A much needed break, seriously. When you are thinking of stabbing random strangers, I think that's a really good time to take a break.

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Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day. So beautiful in fact, that I was motivated to fix the fence.
So, me, a monkey and a beer went to work.

When the fence project was far enough done, I let out two more monkeys to join us.

These monkeys could not have been happier!!

not my monkeys
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I took a seat on the weathered wooden bench and looked out over the fields towards the mountains.
I never get tired of looking at them.

I noticed smoke in the fields and watched as the farmer lit the ditches on fire. It clears the weeds from the path of the water to come. Actually, the big water is already in the big ditch. I guess he has to tap into it some how.

not my field, or my mountain
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Anyhoo....I love watching fire flames. Every now and then I give Puggies a sip of my beer. Because, I am not a lush and Puggies would love to be a drunk monkey.


As I watch the flames rise over the ditch, I was reminded of something that happened here a couple months back.

It was night time and I like to go outside and look at the stars. When I stepped outside I looked to the north and it looked like the fields were on fire!
So, I  call up a coworker that lives ten minutes away in that general direction and ask, "Hey, is the prairie on fire near you?"
His answer was, "Nope." He's a talker, I tell ya!

Well, this was one mystery I couldn't just rest. Besides, really what if a fire was heading my way?
So, I load up Sampson, the eldest monkey and way we go. I have to see what is on fire! Well, we drive and drive about ten miles until I see that the prairie is not on fire but....


The Eye of Sauron!

Okay, so it really wasn't the Eye of Sauron, but I swear I could have been.
Until, I googled what I had seen.
Natural Gas Flare Stack
and at night it was spectacular!

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Things I Saw This Week 4.10.14

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Forsythia via
Oriental Cockroach via
Great Dane via
A booted car!
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Orange Is The New Black

Ummm...No, it's not.

I cannot stand fads. Like Bacon.

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NOT THAT BACON!!! GEEZ!!!!
Besides, he'sa married man.

Anyhoo, I mean this.....

Really?!

NOT NOW, KEVIN!


Seriously?!
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KEVIN, STOP IT!
Shades of New Coke

I now shun bacon, because of the hubbub!


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

How To Eat A Chick


First, grab the offending chick by his cute little tail.

Then, bite off his eyes. One by one, so he doesn't see ya coming.

Next, bite off  his little beak. You don't want him alarming all the other chicks.

Then you must bite off his head  and roll that morsel around in your mouth and savor it.

Next you will want to bite off any defects you find.
Bonus! Mine had a bump on his chest. No more!

Then take your headless chick and chew off his little toes.

Next, chomp his body from his tail. Be careful of your fingers.

Lastly, eat his oh so lonely tail.

And that my friends,
I'm the blonde one in the middle!
is how to eat a Peep!


 

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