Friday, July 23, 2010

Stormy skies

Stormy skies:
"In the past several months, powerful storms have wreaked havoc in many places, torrential rains in central Europe and parts of China, tornadoes in Australia, Montana and the American Midwest, and strong thunderstorms across the northeast. Now, as Tropical Storm Bonnie makes landfall in Florida and heads into the Gulf of Mexico, oil cleanup is being suspended, and the final 'kill' operation is delayed for at least one more week. These storms have been destructive and deadly, but beautiful and awe-inspiring at the same time. Collected here are a handful of photographs of stormy skies, lightning strikes and storm damage from the past several months. (37 photos total)

A large storm cell moves over farmland between the towns of Ross and Stanley, North Dakota on Monday July 12, 2010. A tornado was reported to have touched down for a few minutes from the cell. (AP Photo/ The Forum, Dave Samson)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Make-Ahead Muffin Melts

Make-Ahead Muffin Melts:
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This is another recipe from my mother’s recipe binder—the one she inadvertently left here one beautiful day back in 2008. Okay, so it wasn’t all that beautiful for her, considering I didn’t give it back for weeks and weeks. And okay, it was months.
Ingredients
  • 12 whole Hard-boiled Eggs, Peeled And Chopped
  • 2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup (real) Mayonnaise
  • 12 slices Bacon, Fried And Crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon (heaping) Dijon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 6 whole English Muffins Split
Preparation Instructions
Combine eggs with all other ingredients. Fold together gently. Cover and store in the fridge overnight.
Spread on English muffin halves, then broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until hot and bubbly. (Don’t set them too close to the heating element.)
Serve immediately!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Alton Brown Parsley and Sesame Salad

Ingredients
4 ounces (about 2 quarts) Italian parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons lemon zest
6 tablespoons walnut oil
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Directions

Wash and dry the parsley. Pick the leaves, and set aside. Discard the stems.

In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, zest, walnut oil, sesame oil, honey, and salt and pepper, to taste. Add the parsley and sesame seeds and toss to combine. Allow the salad to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving so that flavors meld.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Magic House

More Magic House mayhem.

Magic House

We were at the Magic House in Dt. Louis most of the day. Highly recommended.

Busch Stadium

Here is a shot from our room in St. Louis. Great game last night. What a fantastic venue for a game. Beats the pants off the K.