Monday, February 28, 2011
Thanks to everyone who commented. It was really REALLY good to hear from all of you. Even though I am mostly writing this for Daphne, I'm glad to know that there are a few other people out there who enjoy something or other about this blog.
I have a lot of catching up to do, but I won't be able to get to it now. Duty calls. But I'll be back soon. Happy Monday!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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Monday, February 14, 2011
Anyway, it was a good weekend of cooking with Kev, again without arguing, so I was happy with our Valentine's weekend.
Today, the kids had their class Valentine's Day party. And just like always, there was craft, snack, songs. In that order. It was cute, as usual. Daphne had fun singing with her class.
(Note: Daphne's Valentine cards at the top were inspired by these. What a great idea. I wish I could take credit. )
Monday, February 07, 2011
Above is a Wongee. The little circles are bubbles. The big black circle is his hole, and the bump is the dirt pile from digging the hole. Wongees are purple sea creatures (or sometimes blue) with six tentacles. Most of them live in the Pacific Ocean, but there are a few Atlantic Wongees. They eat seaweed and rocks. They do not chew the rocks, they swallow them whole. They are about the same size as a tricycle. They don't bite. The purple ones are very friendly. The blue ones are very shy. When they play, they flap their two top arms. Wongees get big muscles from eating seaweed. Seaweed is a lot like Swiss chard for Wongees. They turn black when they are afraid or angry. From Daphne.
OK...time to do something productive before I have to pick up the Peanut from school. Hope you all had a good weekend.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Pictured above are creamy cheddar and bacon grits in a cast iron skillet. Serve with some spicy shrimp and a green vegetable of your choice, and there you go.
If you are on the fence about grits, here are some places to go get good ones. Locally, try the shrimp and grits at Tuskies. Delicious. Or come to my house and I'll make you some. If you know anywhere else, please let me know. In Dallas, you can get awesome grits at Hattie's in Bishop Arts, or at the Dream Cafe. House of Blues has good ones too, on their Sunday Gospel Brunch, which is really fun.
Today I found out about a place in Dallas called Good 2 Go Tacos. They have sausage biscuits and gravy tacos. That's right. As well as other very inventive tacos which are less evil, all made with fresh local ingredients, I think. Plus, inside is a coffee bar. I must go there as soon as possible. If anyone goes, please report.
OK, as promised, a new poll on the right. Please vote. And give grits a chance. You won't be sorry.