Saturday, July 19, 2008

Alice the Cat

This is Alice with her friend Leilani, it was Leilani's 5th birthday and the theme was carnival fun- More info and pix to come, I've got an "appointment"

Friday, July 18, 2008

Kid Rock, Rocks

I added a new song of Kid Rocks to my music playlist. One of my friends was suprised that I like Kid Rock because he's sooo nutso. Well I have always liked him because his music is different and fun. I do however only listen to his edited songs- because well he can be inappropriate. So this new song, which is playing right now on your computer, is called All Summer Long. I just love that it starts out like Werewolves of London and goes into Sweet Home Alabama- It's fun and even though Robert just showed me the song on You Tube on Tuesday, I'm singing it now, "all summer long."
So my playlist shows my eclectic music taste. I like most genres, but frankly I'm not a fan of any of the "grunge" music or anything that derives from it. Like I never liked Nirvana, so consequently I'm not a fan of The Foo Fighters, which of course bugs Robert and Quentin who LOVE the FOO, I've tried to enjoy them, but I don't like it. It's hard for me to say what I like the best, but I lean towards Lyle Lovett when I am thinking about my life with Robert, from songs like "She's no Lady, She's my wife" and "You're not from Texas", he defines us- LOL- One time Robert took me to his concert, we were still crazy in love dating kids and this one song, "Who loves you better than I" made me burst out in tears- it was in the Backyard in Austin. A Real Romantic cool Austin hip joint. I just found out its in its final season and will be closing it's doors forever- That Makes me sad because Robert and I spent a lot of our dating time there and heard Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earle Keen jr. and The Great one Willie Nelson. And now it will be gone forever- Bummer man- I always wanted to take the kids there and tell them, this is where I knew I'd marry your dad and be happy for the rest of my life.
I hate Austin now all the cool places are gone, another cool wonderful place was SouthPark Meadows. It was this great open field, perfect for fun concerts. Sadly to quote my friend Carla, "They paved Paradise and put in a parking lot" or worse it's now a mega shopping center with every shop you can find and a Chick-fil-a. Robert and I had one of our worst dates there, it was the HORDE fest (horizons of rock developing everywhere--Dave Mathews, Blues Traveler, someone else and Lenny K.) he sent me to get drinks and we got seperated and I was sooo mad at him, but at least I had the money, it was crowded and finally after an hour or longer we found each other and to this day we don't know whose fault it really was. But the good news that was the first time to hear the great "let love rule" of Lenny Kravitz. After listening to the master we got over our anger at each other and we did in fact Let love rule- to this day--- In fact that was about 12 years ago, I think, I'm pretty sure it was in July, it was hot.
At least in Austin you can still eat at Hula Hut and you can still swim naked at Hippie Hollow, by some hemp art at the pecan street festival and enjoy an outing with your dog and celebrate the end of spring finals at Eeyores Birthday Party ---But if you want to get around you have to pay the tolls inflicted upon the state by the anti-Christ Governor, Rick Perry and the crazy traffic courtesy of the californication of Austin-

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Quentin and his Masterpiece

So last night Quentin roasted a chicken and baked some Mac N Cheese, He also made some biscuit rolls and a dessert called "almost oreos"-- All courtesy of Kelsey's Kitchen Recipes (link in previous post)
All the food was great, the Mac N Cheese didn't sound good, but since he really wanted to try it I thought, what the heck- it was yummy- Alice declared, "This is the best food ever"
David said (of the chicken) "Very Good Quentin"- he also liked the green beans and the biscuits, the green beans weren't from a recipe. I started Quentin on a little cookbook, we printed out the recipes and he's keeping them in a notebook- to use when he's on his food show!

Here are som pictures of the event

Cleaning the bird

David likes the biscuits- These tasted a lot like Red Lobster Biscuits, next time we are going to add some sharp cheese and some garlic

Sammi didn't get any love---

And finally the Almost Oreo

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

That was easy

I just added a new background, as you can see, from the cutest blog on the block- and it was easy! So if you are bored with your background, all of their backgrounds are free-

So keeping up with our obsession of Kelsey Nixon, Quentin and I found her website, it wasn't too hard- Click here to see it. Quentin was excited and is planning a menu, I'll take him shopping for ingredients tonight. He is even planning on making a salad for Alice.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Quentin and I are sad....

Last night on the Next Food Network Star, they eliminated cute Kelsey Nixon.I felt so bad for her and well for Quentin, he didn't understand why they destroyed her dream. It was kind of fun to talk to him about how happy she appeared at the end, It was a teaching moment and I told him that she was being a graceful loser and that is how we should be in any competitition, even on the video games. He was a little happier when he saw that she would be back on as a sous chef for next week. One of the contestants made a lobster macaroni and cheese with a panko crust that Paula Dean said was the best she ever had. Quentin wanted me to make it for him (at eleven at night) but I told him I'd make it today, however it calls for some cheeses I've never heard of and I highly doubt I'll find in my little Walmart- Can I just rant that I can't stand Bobby Flay? He always seem so pompous and frankly he's never cooked anything that I would even want to eat. He seemed to be the driving force behind Kelsey's elimination, siting her "inexperience" grrr grr grr--
Anyway enough on that, my personal chef Adrienne has tagged me in her blog to share a recipe, so I'm using a recipe of Rachel Ray's for a Greek Salad. I've never made it, but I could and I could have it on the table in 30 minutes. I think Alice and I would really enjoy this.
3 vine ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 European seedless cucumber, cut into bite-size chunks
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chunked 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chunked
1 cubanelle pepper, seeded and chunked
1 cup Kalamata black olives Several sprigs
fresh flat-leaf parsley, about 1/2 cup
2 (1/4 pound) slices imported Greek feta
1/4 cup (a couple of glugs) extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons (3 splashes) red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed in palm of your hand
Coarse salt and black pepper
Pita breads

Combine vegetables, olives, and parsley in a large bowl. Rest sliced feta on the top of salad. Combine oil, vinegar, and oregano in a small plastic container with a lid. Shake vigorously to combine oil and vinegar and pour over salad and cheese. Season with salt and pepper and let the salad marinate until ready to serve. Serve salad with pita bread blistered and warmed on a hot griddle or grill pan.

Thanks for the Tag Adrienne! I tag Hiedie and Jenny to share a recipe, either an old favorite or something new!

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