March 30, 2006

Yay Spring!

Time to get rid of some old bread and give the kitties some lovely birds to stalk and chase.

March 29, 2006

Domestic Bling!

So finally after over ten years of faithful service we had to retire our trusty and oh so crusty Kenmore gas BBQ. I'm suprised it lasted as long as it did considering how much I used it.
A good little grill it was, although lately it was getting a little run down...the starter was broken, the top grill was almost falling apart and it just looked bad in a 'I hope you've had your shots' kind of way.
So loving family ( knowing how much I love to cook outside) all kicked in and bought me the smack-daddiest BBQ I have ever had the joy to grill on. At first I thought it was a little too big and shiny for my humble backyard patio but now after using it a couple of times ...I Love It.
My favorite culinary challenge is seeing if I can cook an entire meal on the grill, especially in the summertime with all the fresh veggies from our garden...heaven. Well that is no longer going to be a challenge with 5 burners and a side burner with a griddle.....dude, I could cook breakfast....blueberry pancakes and grilled sausage yum.
I think I'll get used to how big and shiny it is...someday.

March 28, 2006


Prepackaged snackcakes are never very high on my treat list.......'cept for the occasional 25cent Little Debbie from the local Plaza Super Jet I can't remember the last time I bought a Hostess anything.
I may have to make an exception for the banana Twinkies. I must find them, buy them and then eat them 'til my teeth are coated with their delicious lard based cream filled banana goodness.

March 27, 2006

lemon bars

The absolute easiest lemon bars EVER!

1 lemon cake mix
1 egg
1 stick of soft butter
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice

Heat oven to 350'. Mix butter, egg and cake mix together until crumbly. Press mixture evenly in the bottom of a 13x9 baking pan or lg. springform pan. Set aside.
Mix condensed milk and lemon then pour over cake mixture. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool completely before cutting.
Delicious and so easy. I can see using grapefruit juice or some other citrus juice and them being even more yummy.