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It is most definitely all about me!

The first highlight of my day was meeting up with my girlfriend Nancy. I met Nancy working at the BNSF Railway. She’s a technical writer with an extremely dry sense of humor. I miss working with Nancy. We became like sisters. I’ve never had an older sister. I think it could Nancy… after all she is older. To me, Nancy is one of the cool senior citizens. I know when she reads this she’ll probably shoot me. Isn’t that what sisters do? I always knew Nancy older than me, but she is so totally lucky because I think she is aging much more gracefully than I and as such, she looks at least 5 years younger than she really is. But, enough about Nancy. Today is all about me! Read the rest of this entry »

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It can be about my day job and food, too

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I work at a really cool corporation these days. I’m a contractor, and hope one day they’ll offer me a permanent position. They’re in a hiring freeze where headcount has to remain flat. It’s not that they can’t hire any new people, they just can’t alter the status quo. Personally I don’t care either way as long as I get to keep working there. Makes no difference to me who signs my paycheck. Of course, if they signed my paycheck, I would have benefits and that would be nice.

Now having said all this, it’s about food, too. And in this case, work and food because this recipe came from my work 😉 I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds yummy on a cold day. Here goes…

Tater Tot Casserole (from Terri G.)

1 lb [lean] ground beef

1 can of cream of chicken or mushroom soup (I think I would have to go with the mushroom soup, personally)

4-6 slices of cheddar or Velveeta cheese (you’ll need enough slices to cover the dish)

1 bag of Tater Tots

Pat down meat into an oven-proof dish. Layer cheese on top of beef. Pour soup over the cheese. Cover solid with tater tots. Bake for one hour at 350F.

Sounds pretty tasty to me (and since it’s all about me… well, you get my point)

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Christmas cookies

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This is another one of those timeless recipes (see my recipe page) that gets sent around the holidays. I know the holidays are over, but I just started this blog, so I’m adding this recipe while I can still find it (and it’s all about me, remember?). I don’t lay claim to it, and if the person who owns it can prove it is their original recipe, I’ll be more than happy to give them credit. In the meantime, enjoy!

Christmas Tequila Cookies

Christmas Tequila Cookies

1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup (two sticks) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups dried fruit (dried cranberries or raisins)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups all purpose flour
1 liter bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila
(silver or gold, as desired)

First, sample the Cuervo to check quality.
Take a large bowl.
Check the Cuervo to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour another 4 ounces into a measuring cup and drink.
Turn on the electric mixer.
Beat one cup of the butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one teaspoon sugar. Beat again.
At this point, it is best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK.
Try another 4 ounces, just in case.
Turn off the mixerer thingy.
Break two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit, picking the frigging fruit off the floor.
Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a screwdriver…
Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift 2 cups of salt or shomething.
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.
Greash 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 through the window, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.

Cherry Mistmas

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