First, cooking. It has been, to quote my moms, colder than a witch's titties in a brass bra here in the G-of-A, but that's fine with me because that means soups, stews and chilis weather. Saturday night, I made a big 'ol pot of my favorite Publix chili however, I used some coarse ground beef I bought at the Publix Friday:
This grind is sorta cool and sorta gross at the same time. It looks like baby fingers, or maybe cat intestines, but it does make a nice texture difference in the chili.
I know I have said this a million times, but this chili is SO easy-peasy and cracktastically delicious. I added an extra can of beans and tomatoes and we had plenty to eat plus three days of leftover lunches. Woo-hoo. Publix also needs to put me on the payroll for all the blog time I devote to them. Word.
One night recently (Friday??) I made my famous Shrimp Creole. Okay, okay! It's Southern Living's famous Shrimp Creole, but it is also super easy and, believe it or not, quite healthy. Those peppers? Frozen from my garden. Delish.
I don't think big onions are supposed to sprout green things, right?? Oh, well, moving on.
Anyhoodle, on the close up, seems this fellow's "daddy" passed away and is now flying with "dem" angels. Really? You are going to eulogize your father on your truck? And using poor, poor grammar? That's just wrong. I totally do not understand this type of thing. Or those "roadside" memorials of white crosses and fake flowers. Maybe I am just a callous, cold bitch, but it all just seems a little conspicuous to me (and by "conspicuous" I mean "tacky").
On another note, I would love to stay holed up until next Monday....I STUPIDLY went to Kohl's today and it was a zoo. Luckily, no one was too rude, but traffic and lines and general holiday mayhem are at code orange level. My mom and I are venturing out in the morning to Sam's to buy some vittles for Christmas Eve dinner. No, I don't know what the
Hell we were/are thinking. Wait, I remember now! Cheap. Jugs. of. Wine.
Oh, for the Hump Day Holla this week, I think I am going to do a 2009 "Best Of" post and I am considering a little giveaway. So tune in Wednesday! Later! B.