Jan 31

Like a record, baby. Right round, round, round.

Happiness is getting a new knitting tool and being successful at it right away. Yay for my round knitting loom! Yay!

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Jan 31

It’s SMURFadelic!

Posted by Nanc

When you live with a collector, there comes a point in your relationship when they start to wonder how is it that you don’t have any collections of your own. (Fabric and yarn don’t count, I’m told.) Like there might be something wrong with your mentality.

What? You haven’t checked out his PEZ collection yet?!

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Jan 29

The General

Posted by Matty

After an another tour of duty, The General has returned to toysaregoodfood.com with new advice for you, and he has brought some friends.

Not exactly a stupida item, but the general has been an important member of our household for a while, and it’s time that he receives his due.

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Jan 28

Simple Stir-Fry

Posted by Nanc

I never used to like stir-fry, or Chinese food for that matter. The brown sauces reminded me of gravy – yucky and thick, coating anything tasty in sludge. Thanks to Bonez, I’ve been shown the light. Good things can come from the wok, and there are more seasonings for stir-fry than just soy sauce. I’ve also learned that there are plenty of non-gravy/sauce dishes on a Chinese menu.

Last night, I made a simple and tasty stir-fry based on a Cooking Light&reg recipe, but changed for my tastes. So simple, anyone could enjoy it. I served it with steamed rice (thank g*d for the rice cooker) and a tasty ambrosia. (Pineapple chunks, honey tangelos and clementines, some coconut flakes and 2 Tbls of powdered sugar. Yum, yum.)

So get your wok out and make some Pork and Broccoli Stir-Fry.

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Jan 22

Big Xmas PEZ wrapup

Posted by Matty

I’ll be honest. There was a whole lotta PEZ this year during Christmas, and in the post-Christmas time.

Wanna see ‘em? Umm, hrmm…okay.

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Jan 22

Gung Hey Fat Choy

Posted by Nanc

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Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing you prosperity and wealth (gung hey fat choy).

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Jan 21

Motivation

Posted by Nanc

I don’t know why I skipped past the washcloths in my knitting journey. I mean, I made the requisite coasters and bookmarks. Washcloths were the next stop before scarves. (And I’m still there, it seems.) For whatever reason, I did and now I find myself backtracking.

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Jan 19

This stuffed pork loin dish is much fancier than I’m used to serving for just Matty and I. But it was good, real good.

I don’t know why people are afraid of prunes, but this irrational fear has encouraged marketing goobers to retitle them “dried plums.” Like that’s gonna fool anyone. Ha!

Try the Pork Loin with Dried Plum Stuffing and accept that they’re really prunes. I served it with leftover Smashed Potatoes and a bottle of Il Bastardo Sangivese opened for the recipe.

I’d definitely make this again for company, and it’s not as much work as you’d think. Enjoy.

Jan 16

The Great Slipper Battle

Posted by Matty

Come on, with a title like “The Great Slipper Battle” you think I am gonna give you any hints? Don’t be a lazy, click on the read more link.

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Jan 16

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I like birds.

I mean, sure, I do like birds (but not for pets) and their little chirping ways, and such. But what I really like are when my cats are stalking the birds!

Oh, everyone is safe and good. The cats watch the bird antics from the balcony and there’s no fear of them jumping down. (The only cat that would fit is too damned scared to do anything so dangerous.) So the happily stare and anticipate for when they capture the birdies (or at least that’s what it seems like when their butts twitch – anticipation).

Ah, an indoor cat’s life must be grand.

I tried capturing a pic of the cat-bird relationship, but neither party was willing to participate. So here’s a pic of Dil and Mrs. Slocombe waiting for their turns.