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Thursday, March 26, 2009

He-Man and She-Ra PSA

I think I feel dirtier after watching this classic PSA from the '80s...



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Church FAIL

I would almost consider going to this church... almost.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Maybe there's hope after all...

Check out this story on CNN.com...
Bus driver delivers free home-cooked meals

Very inspiring. If this gu is doing all of this and taking care of his family on $700 a week, what the hell are the rest of us complaining about?

Check out their website...
AnAngelInQueens.org

Obsess much?

I think "Kick-My-Ass-and-Take-My-Lunch-Money" would have been better...

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Hard Drive FAIL!

Guess what I'm doing today... grrrrr

Another One Squarely in the WTF column...

I saw this in the paper the other night...

I'm just not sure what to think. Gospel illusionist? Seriously? There are so many jokes there... I just don't know where to begin.

What does he do... make Jesus reappear?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Petting Zoo

Easy (and Healthy) Enchiladas

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons canola oil
1 pound hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed (I used mild Italian pork sausage)
2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
2 onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 14.5oz can tomato sauce
1 14.5oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14.5oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
16 (6-inch) flour tortillas (I used whole wheat)
1 small jar of enchilada sauce
Shredded Colby Jack cheese (eyeball it... use as much or as little as you like... cheddar or a taco cheese blend would be great as well!)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with non-stick spray.

In a large skillet, heat the oil. Cook the sausage, bell pepper and onion, stirring frequently to break up the sausage. Cook until browned, about 6-8 minutes. Add the chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, both beans, and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Place the tortillas on a work surface. Spoon the mixture down the center of the tortilla, then roll the tortilla up. Place it, seamside down, in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Pour the enchilada sauce down the centers of the enchiladas. Sprinkle the rolled enchiladas with the cheese. Bake until heated through.

Makes 8 servings... 2 enchiladas = 1 serving

No doubt that this makes a ton of food... You can cut easily cut this recipe in half, but I say make it in two batches and call friends over... or make 8 and freeze the left over filling... another use for the left over filling would be to serve it over rice.

It's awesome!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spanish Chicken Casserole FTW!

It's been almost 4 hours since we ate dinner and I'll still thinking about this recipe!

I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a new way to prepare chicken.

Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (I only used 2, but I had to cut mine in half because they were huge!)
2 tablespoons of canola oil (I used vegetable oil without a problem)
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green pepper (I just chopped up one whole green pepper... probably ended up being almost a 1/2 cup)
1 garlic clove, minced (I used 1/4 teaspoon of dried minced garlic)
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice (Uncle Ben's Converted Rice is the friggin' bomb!)
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1 - 3 teaspoons of chili powder (I used about 2.5 teaspoons and that was plenty)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup of picante sauce (you can seriously just eyeball it)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (again, just eyeball it)
1 small can sliced black olives, drained

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat brown the chicken breasts in oil for 2 -3 minutes on each side. Remove the breasts and set them aside. In the same skillet, saute the onion, green pepper, and garlic until tender (about 5-7 minutes). Stir in the tomatoes, water, rice, bouillon, and seasonings (chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and black pepper). Bring to a boil.

Step 2:
Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 11x7x2in. baking dish and place the chicken on top of the mixture (I wiggled the chicken down a little and turned it once to make sure it was coated with the juices from the mixture). Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 35 - 40 minutes. Top the chicken with the picante sauce and the cheese and bake for 5 more minutes (until the cheese is melted). Garnish it with the olives and serve.



Seriously, this recipe is one of the best that we've tried recently. All told it took about an hour and 15 minutes to put together and cook. It was so savory and it had just enough spice to satisfy a heat hound like me without overpowering anyone else in the family.

Bonus... the house still smells like this dish even several hours later. I LOVE that! It just makes our townhouse feel just that much more like "home".

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Good Deeds

Shopping on Sunday nights is usually a spectacularly uneventful activity. Tonight was different. When I arrived at Wegmans I found that the parking space that I wanted was occupied by a shopping cart. It was at the top of the space so I figured I might have enough room. I was mistaken and was just about to stop, get out and move it when a woman walking by stopped and pulled the cart out of the spot saving me the trouble. I waved thank you, parked, and went in to do my shopping.

When I was finished and leaving the store I heard someone calling after me. I turned to find a young woman, probably 17 or 18 years old, running up to me holding out a package of tortillas that had fallen out of my cart on the way out. Again I thanked her and continued on to my car to leave.

As I was unpacking my cart into my trunk I thought more and more about these two simple gestures. Simple acts of kindness. You might be sitting there thinking that doing things like these are just common sense and common courtesy... but is it really? More often than not I've witnessed people forgoing chances like these to lend a hand. I sounds corny, but moments like these give me hope that I'm not raising my kids in an increasingly uncaring world. It's moments like these that prove that there are still people out there willing to step up and be an active participant in the human race.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Just Another Saturday

This diminutive cheerleader was perched atop the card reader when I came into work... and there she sat all day...


















$30.30?? I bet I couldn't do that again if I tried!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Please Watch This Video...

This is important... especially if you have children. I know this video is from last October, but it's still relevant as this is still going on and the FDA has done NOTHING!



Sunday, March 1, 2009

Little Johnny Strikes Again!

A Sunday school teacher is concerned that his students might be a little confused about Jesus, so he asks his class, "Where is Jesus today?"

Steven raises his hand and says, "He's in Heaven."

Mary answers, "He's in my heart."

Little Johnny waves his hand furiously and blurts out, "He's in our bathroom!"

The surprised teacher asks Little Johnny how he knows this.

"Well," Little Johnny says, "every morning, my father gets up, bangs on the bathroom door and yells 'Jesus Christ, are you still in there?!'"