Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Somedays, the world just doesn't make sense. This is one of those stupid things that makes me want to tear my hair out and run screaming to....well...anywhere else. CIPSA is stupid enough for a whole boatload of politicians, but apparently, NAIS is keeping a whole 'nother boatload of ignorant lawmakers busy.

*very deep sigh*

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Monday, February 16, 2009

This is fascinating! Pics of folks from around the world - families - with an average week's worth of their food.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I made some pretty darn good twice-baked potatoes last night. Here's the recipe:

Bake 10-12 potatoes in the oven. Remove them, slice in half lengthwise, let cool. Meanwhile:

Sautee 1 chopped onion and 6 or 8 garlic cloves in some olive oil, until they are translucent.

Add 1 box mushrooms (your choice),sliced, and sautee until they are starting to get soft.

Add 1 bag chopped fresh spinach (I bet frozen would work in a pinch).

Add some seasonings: I added fresh black pepper, sea salt, about 2 tsp. each dried thyme and parsley.

When spinach is wilted and mushrooms are cooked, turn heat to low and add 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup sour cream. I added about 2 oz. brie and 1-2 oz. limburger cheese, because that is what I had in the fridge. (Feel free to experiment with cheeses here.)

While that is warming/melting, scoop out the insides of the potatoes, and add them to the pot. Then use a stick blender or beaters, and cream the potato/spinach/mushroom/cheesey mixture to your liking - adjust seasoning to taste, add more milk, etc if necessary. Fill potato boats with the stuffing, top with a bit of shredded cheese, and bake at 400 degrees until hot, bubbly, and brown on top.


Served this super-easy-yet-delicious chocolate fondue for dessert, with fresh fruit and pretzel sticks.

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