Random thoughts about Gardening, Creating, Nature and of course Scottish Terriers!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Gussy Dog!

Is it possible that you are 11 years old today?

Conceived on December 28,1998, on The Feast Of The Holy Innocents ~ (not a planned pregnancy, but certainly a memorable one)

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...we saw the sonogram 
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One sweet lad & three sweet lassies born to Bonnie Bluebelle 
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Sweet Bonnie pushed you into my hands, as if to say,"this one is for you ma"Posted by Picasa
You grew into the sweetest Scottie Dug 
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We love you so very much... 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET ANGUS ~ you are the happiest scottie that ever lived!
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Friday, February 26, 2010

"I TOLD you we we gonna get more snow!"


"But does anyone listen to me?" 

"nooooooo....of course not!" 

"Gee where did everyone go all of a sudden?"
"Awfully quiet here.....almost too quiet!"

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"I just have the feeling that I'm being watched"Posted by Picasa


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"Pardon me...but do you have any grey poupon?"

"ANOTHER STORM....you gotta be kiddin' me!"

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"Well that's what I heard....heard it on the radio earlier!" 
"hmmm...gettin' windy out" 

"sure hope we have enough grub to last" 
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"HA! Ya call this wind? Wait til later!" 

"I heard we're gettin' gusts up to 50 mph! 

"You sure that you heard right...wind may be affecting your hearing " 
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"My hearing is just fine, thank you!" 

"Nah...just some flurries" 
"Look all I'm tryin' to say is...." 

"If you two are done yakking can we just call it a day? My wings are startin' to freeze up here!""Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Too Many Veggies? Tired of Soup????

Well a vote was taken in this house...the results are in....NO MORE SOUP.
I don't know what I was thinking. I went on a binge....some people go on drinking binges, some shopping.......I cook when I am stressed. When I get my hands on extra vegetables, clear the runway for takeoff...I am ready to create in the kitchen.

This time it was pasta sauce and plenty of it ~

I swear I don't remember there being this many in the veggie bin. I thought there were only a few mushrooms left, maybe a stray squash or two.  

Three types of onions in the bin ~ yup, THREE!! 

More tomatoes than any sane person should be allowed to have stored ~ 
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So into the pan they go!

Now for the recipe, just in case there are any non_Italians reading my latest ramblings~ PLEASE NOTE: I COOK LIKE MY GRANDMOTHER AND MY FATHER ~ i.e. I guess amounts.
1 Quart bowl of veggies ~ any and all....broccoli, mushrooms, squash, onions, carrots, LOTS OF GARLIC to keep the vampires away ( or is it the flu...I forget)

Olive oil, enough to saute them, but not drench them...you want these babies to be crisp.

White wine.........ahhhhhhhhhh....mother's milk in the kitchen, at least to the veggies.

Red Pepper Flakes ~ seasoned to your taste, along with fresh ground pepper.if you can find fresh basil and parsley, even better ( whatever we have left is buried under the snow ;o(

Now this is optional ~ cream..it can be heavy, light, half and half, fat free, but remember...you are going for a REALLY nice consistency of suace so if I were you ( hint hint), I would go with the heavy.....splurge..if you are like me, you will be working it off shoveling snow the next two days.

Oh gee, I almost forgot........this is my favorite...........it has all the vitamins and healthy protein you want, plus the fiber:

Let me know how you like this combo and if you have any suggestions on how to liven it up ~ Happy cooking!