Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Ok, I have to brag on my wife for a minute. Last night I came home from another exciting 12 hour day at the office and this is what the LOML had waiting for me!!
She was pretty proud of herself and even took pictures to document her tasty meal! (I’m usually the one geeking out over what we cook and want to post the photos on-line for the ones of individuals reading this blog)
The Potato/Carrot Pancakes are from this month’s issue of Real Simple (her subscription, not mine). I spent a couple minutes looking for the recipe on-line but couldn’t find it anywhere? I think you basically shred some carrots and potatoes, mix em up, and fry them in the skillet. They were really good!
PS - Did you know today (2/24/09) is National Pancake Day?? From 7 am to 10 pm you can get a free stack of pancakes at your local IHOP.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Yeah . . . today the Thermals announced they’re coming back to Birmingham!!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I like Music Blogs. I like reading original thought/content and hearing about new music that's coming out. I don't like reading "breaking news" about Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams getting engaged over . . . and over . . . and over . . . There's nothing fresh or insightful . . . and it will get picked up by FoxNews or CNN a few hours later anyway.
But yeah, this has been an exciting week for Music Lovers here in Birmingham. In only the first three days of this week, WILCO, TV ON THE RADIO, and the AVETT BROTHERS have all announced dates in BIRMINGHAM!!! Hellz yeah!!!!
Please tell me tomorrow T-Pain (with Lonely Island??) is coming back to Workplay!!! (fingers crossed)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I thought I'd class up this recipe by substituting Pancetta for the Bacon. Doesn't saying "Pancetta" just make you feel classier?
"Ohhhhhh, I had Pancetta-wrapped ____ at the Country Club. It was so luxurious and foodie-riffic. Much healthier than the Bacon Explosion."
Sunday was my first time to cook Risotto and I was impressed with the results (although you literally have to baby sit the rice for 20-25 minutes, adding a little more liquid every couple of minute, stirring, repeat). The finished product was a rich, semi-quick meal, and one we'll definitely try again.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Now, I'm sure you're thinking to yourself, WOW, there is probably A LOT going on in Elba!!! The options for Dining Out and Nightlife must be endless, right???
The first thing we did last week, was create a Meal Grid. That's right, when 3 or more accountants gather together, there Excel will be also. We finalized Week 2 of the grid this morning, so if you want to follow along with us this week, refer to the grid below:
Excel: Making Life more Efficient since 1985
Remind me to tell you about our experience at Rawl's last week. I'm pretty sure, its the only time I've ever been served Tiramisu warm (freshly thawed out the microwave, per our waitress) . . .
And there you have it folks, Reason # 404 why it's good to be a CPA!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The Lemmy!!!! Ace of Spades!!!!!
The CPA (pocket protector not included)
Happy Valentine’s Day, my love!!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
For instance, today in Google Reader, I read three (I guess this makes four) different articles about the Thermals new single "Now We Can See" (last week it was Eddie Vedder singing U2 at an Arizona Best Western). Does anyone else think that's annoying?
And I really like the Thermals (well, I like their catchy melodies, not so much their post-apocalyptic lyrics)
But thats why I like Food and Photography blogs better . . . you may have similar topics (ingredients, subject matter, lighting tips), but you're not going to read the same thing twice . . .
Well, I'm back in Elba, AL for the week and enjoying all the familiar sites and sounds of this booming, southern metropolis (we just got back from the Creekside Grille aka Ronnie Gilley's restaurant) . . .
BUT, you know what has made the trip totally worth it . . . Sikes & Kohn's February Sale (an EXTRA 20% off their already low prices!!)
I got some Cole Haans that ended up being 56% less than the MSRP:
AND, I got me a "western-style" shirt ($13) that I already know will only be approved by the Mrs. for concerts and/or Bachelor Party/Man-weekends . . .
(not appropriate for grown-up Dinner Parties)
Monday, February 9, 2009
The star(s) of this marinade are the Chipotles in Adobo, which I had never used until maybe 6 months ago (Isn't Bobby Flay always going on and on about these?). Well, I finally tried them, and they definitely add the Smoky/Spicy kick you've come to love in your Tex-Mex dishes. We ended up tripling the recipe (since it was for about 8 lbs of meat) and used store bought O.J. as opposed to the fresh squeezed.
(combine all ingredients in Blender)
The best part about grilling 8 lbs of FAJITA meat??
After another long night at the office last Thursday (and the wife home sick that day), this is what we had for dinner. I don't really measure everything out since all of these ingredients are tasty and more or less of one doesn't take away from the finished product!
1/2 C OJ
1/2 C Milk
1/3 C Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 C frozen Strawberries
1/2 C frozen Blueberries
1 Tbs Peanut Butter
1 Tbs Flaxseed Meal
We usually keep a bag of Baby Spinach in our fridge and throw a generous handful in the blender (you can't taste or see it) for the added vitamins, etc. Unfortunately, we didn't have any on hand last week, but don't be scared! It's "deceptively delicious"!!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I bought it in high school, b/c I liked the hidden Nirvana track (initially coined “Verse Chorus Verse," later dubbed “Sappy”). Ironically, there is a really crappy CCR cover by Uncle Tupelo that I always skip over.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
So when I started working at (insert name of firm I currently work for) they gave me an Office Plant to welcome me to the fam. Sounds pretty lame, right?? Actually you’d be surprised how much “life” a small plant brings to a painfully fluorescently-lit, four-walled office (that’s right, no cubes here!). I liked my plant and took pride in the fact I had kept it alive the past 17 months . . . until this week :(