Friday, June 13, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gulliver's

Every year, we get a coupon from Gulliver's http://www.gulliversrestaurant.com/   in Irvine, CA. for prime rib dinner. Usually, "buy one, get one" or "buy one, get one half off". Something fanatastic. If we go to lunch, the meal is just as good, smaller portion and less money. We went for my birthday this year. It was awesome as usual. The decor is Old English and the food is meat and potatoes cooked to perfection. They serve delicious creamed corn, too. Sourdough bread. MMMMM.
If you are ever arounf the John Wayne Airport in Irvine, stop in at Gulliver's. Great bathrooms, too.




Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bruschetta humor.

another giggly sentence in an otherwise regular recipe for Bruschetta. Read and find the giggly sentence:

Ingredients:

Servings:

4

Units: US | Metric

6 roma tomatoes, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
8 slices Italian bread, cut about 1 inch thick
2 tablespoons grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese

Directions:

1
Whisk together chopped garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and basil.
2
When combined slowly drizzle in oil.
3
Add tomatoes and let sit for 20 minutes at room temp.
4
Meanwhile back at the bat cave, toast the bread.
5
This can be done either in the toaster (if it's got really wide slots) or under the broiler (if using this method watch closely so it doesn't become a brickette).
6
When the bread is toasted rub each piece, on one side, with the whole garlic pieces.
7
Place the bread on a cookie sheet and top with tomato mixture.
8
Sprinkle on a little cheese and broil till the cheese melts (you can skip that last broiling bit and it's equally as wonderful).
9
Serve immediately.
10
The tomato mixture also makes a wonderful vinegrette for an antipasto salad.
11
Enjoy!

Friday, May 16, 2014

goody cookies

I do have to update the potty blog but in the meantime I found another recipe for cookies and have to share:

Tequila Cookies



Ingredients:
1 cup of dark brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups of dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or raisins
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila (silver or gold, as desired)
Mixing Instructions:
- Sample the Cuervo to check quality.

Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer...Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.

Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again.

At this point it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup .... just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit,

Pick the frigging fruit off floor... Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver.

- Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something.

Check the Jose Cuervo.

Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.

Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl out the window,

FINISH the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

re-visiting Rainbow Sandals

I know we were there just a few months ago, but sandals wear out fast when you wear them everyday. Since husband has been off work, he wears his sandals everyday and they are wearing faster. So down to Rainbow Sandals we went. I got a new pair of flip flops and so did he. Took a few pictures. I already covered the potty there. So this is just something extra.

 The chosen ones on the counter ready to be paid for. Mine on the left and his on the right. He likes the fishy ones. Mine are very comfy. Not quite as luxe as the pink sheepskin ones, but pretty good anyway.

 The mural behind the cash register area. Now if that doesn't make you feel beachy, what does.

 Blurry store interior. Hey, that's how it looks to me without my glasses, so there.

 Exterior. Nice kind of summery facade, flowers, tiki things, etc

 The fountain at the building next door to the store- either the offices or the manufacturing area. Very atmospheric, eh? I tried all angles to cut the mailbox out of the photo, but its in a tight corner, I wasn't able to do it
And last but not least below is the Easter Bunny at Baby Beach. Love it.

Monday, April 7, 2014

One (1) or two (2) ?

Old Fashioneds, that is. I've had one. I decided my next big treat after work was going to be Old Fashioneds- but, really- one or two???  My traditional after work treat has been a cup of fresh brewed (with tea leaves) tea, but dang, I need alcohol after my job. (My job is doling out Obamacare to the hordes of California) So, OK, I like Old Fashioneds. I have the ingredients. But, one or two. I can still function after one, but after two? Hmmmm, coma time.
And I have sort of researched the interwebs and found that the blogs that feature recipes get a lot of visits. So, to pump up my numbahs, here is my favorite all time recipe:

 TEQUILA CHRISTMAS CAKE RECEIPE
 
Once again this year, I've had requests for my Tequila Christmas Cake recipe so here goes: Please keep in your files as I am beginning to get tired of typing this up every year!

1 cup sugar
... 1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
Lemon juice
4 large eggs
Nuts
1 bottle tequila
2 cups dried fruit

Sample the tequila to check quality.

Take a large bowl; check the tequila again to be sure it is of the highest quality. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer.

Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.

Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.

At this point, it is best to make sure the tequila is still OK.

Try another cup just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy.

Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck iin the cup of dried fruit.

Pick the fruit up off the floor. Mix on the turner.

If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the tequila to test for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something.

Check the tequila. Now shift the lemon ice strain your nuts.

Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink.

Whatever you can find. Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 s and try not to fall over.

Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window.

Finish the tequila and wipe the counter with the cat.

Cherry Mristmas

One of the few recipes that needs to be passed on!
 
Granted, its not bourbon based, but I bet bourbon would wrok just as well. Who would know?