Sunday, March 31, 2013

3/31/13 Easter Dinner



It's not your typical Easter ham, but homemade Moo Goo Gai Pan is pretty hard to beat.

Moo-Goo Gai Pan

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 pound snow peas and baby carrots
1/2 sweet Red Pepper sliced (which I forgot this round!)
salt and black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon oliveoil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon ginger root
2 Chicken breasts, thinly cubed
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

DIRECTIONS:
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Stir in the vegetales; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the wok and wipe the wok clean.
 (I use two skillets to save the cleaning for later)

2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the wok. Stir in the garlic and ginger; cook a few seconds until the garlic begins to turn golden brown. Stir in the chicken and cook until the chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the sugar, and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and stir into the simmering sauce. Once the sauce returns to a simmer, stir until thick and clear, about 30 seconds. Return the vegetables to the wok and toss until hot and coated with the sauce.



3/31/13 Easter (1976)

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I am just as graceful on the catwalk today.

It seems yellow was an Easter tradition:










Saturday, March 30, 2013

3/30/13 Send Me the Moon

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I was reviewing the past year's moon pictures and "narrowed" it down to the ones I like the best. They aren't technically proficient, and my poor little lens requires a lost of post production zoom/crop that does their resolution no favors, but they still make me smile. Now if I could only figure out why Blogger uploads videos the size of a postage stamp...
Friday, March 29, 2013

3/29/13 Cooper and the Door Stop

There is no cuter dog on the planet than a Corgi.

Except maybe this:



I need insulin just looking at these.






3/29/13 Naptainment

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3/28/13

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

3/28/13 The Morning Set

 Looks like the Death Star from this shot


































Wednesday, March 27, 2013

3/27/13 March Mornings

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3/37/13 That's Not Food


Just saw this today.

Actually, you'd be better off eating the table, the tray, or the fern. 
It's closer to food than what's in the smiley box, kids!

That's NOT food; it's engineered food product to cue your brain to want more salt, fat, and fake flavor.

"Junk food elicits addictive behavior in rats similar to the behaviors of rats addicted to heroin, a new study finds. Pleasure centers in the brains of rats addicted to high-fat, high-calorie diets became less responsive as the binging wore on, making the rats consume more and more food."


3/27/13 Drought Declared


Looks like Saturday and Wednesday watering for us, and a whole lot more dead yard. If it keeps the entire state from internally combusting this summer, it'll be worth it.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

3/26/13 Nostalgia stuff

A mishmash of pictures for the Nostalgia board.