May 29, 2007
When Sheehan first took on Bush and his war in Iraq in 2005, she was a darling of the liberal left. "However, when I started to hold the Democratic party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the 'left' started labelling me with the same slurs that the right used," she wrote in the diary.
What a sad day. This woman only asked the question"What noble cause did my son die for" To which she never received an answer.
Read her "letter of resignation" here
May 24, 2007
May 22, 2007
This is so cool, just figured out how to embed a video on my blog.
Anyway....this video is how I learned to crochet last winter. I played it over and over and over until I got the correct stitches. A great learning tool if you want to learn crocheting, knitting, etc.
Frikandels are basically fried sausage-like things. I just found a recipe so we'll have to try to make this soon as Raine hasn't had a frik in about two years. We'd eat ours with dutch ketchup (curry-ketsup) onions and frietsaus (mayo).
- 1 lb ground pork, beef, chicken (any combo, really)
- 1/2 c minced onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 mashed potatoes
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp pepper 2tsp. salt 1 tsp. nutmeg
Preparation: Chop up the onion, put it together with the mashed potato, beaten egg and garlic in the ground meat. Add to your own taste salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Make sausage-like rolls. Deep fry in oil or you can fry in a pan.
Note: You can make a "Frikandel Speciaal" as follows: cut the roll in the middle (like a hotdog), add raw chopped onion, mayonnaise and ketchup.
Here's the Wiki - description of a Frikandel
May 18, 2007
- To indianapolis for the Formula 1 US Grand Prix
- A few long weekends up to Beatons
- Probably backpacking on Isle Royal
May 17, 2007
...Gotta love me some of dat puppy gumbo...Teiko
Puppy Gumbo is what I call cleaning out the refridgerator of left-overs. My dogs love the "real" food and I like that I know what my pups are eating. Puppy Gumbo contains any of the following items and is different everytime, depending on what I have available.
- Bones: from what ever you have handy (chicken, duck, beef, deer)
- Meat: I use fish, venison, beef, bison, pork, turkey, chicken and even shrimp skins. Really, it's whatever's sitting in the refridge.
- Vegetables: potatoes, pumpkin, squash, carrots, garlic, celery, brocoli, mushrooms - whatever you want to clean out of the drawer.
- Grains: rice, barley, couscou, pasta, again whatever is sitting around.
Directions: Assemble any or all of the above ingredients, depending on what your pups like and what's laying around. Start the gumbo by cooking the bones and hearty vegetables with a 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for a two hours. When the stock is rich in color, add the soft veggies and grains and simmer until veggies are soft. Discard the bones. I will keep one container in the fridge while the others go to the freezer or to my family. To serve: add 1 or 2 tablespoons of gumbo to each cup of dry kibble for extra deliciousness.