Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I hate Tuesdays...so here is a nice photo. Enjoy

Monday, February 27, 2006


The Yellow Dog is napping.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

It's The Pork Stupid

My Sunday Zen....

Brine* a pork shoulder roast overnight, then rub with a mixture of salt and spices (I used a Greek mixture from the grocery). Place roast into a slow cooker, add a little chicken broth, cook on high 4-5 hours. ENJOY!!!!!

*brine = water with added salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, bay leaves, juniper berries.

Great with some sort of potato dish along with something green.

Pork, my kind of leftover.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Yellow Dog Story Part I

My partner (Gumby) and I joined households three years ago. I brought to his house, cookware and two funny extra-large Labs. They are Scout, our current queen of the house, she has a black coat and will turn ten next month and Radley, who is “The Yellow Dog”, a huge six-year-old "Zen Dog". The three of us were "welcomed" by two beagles: Anna (The Princess), age [redacted], and Tyler (the insane one), age 1-15?, a cat (Newton) age 13+...and of course my Gumby, age [redacted]. And then there’s me… I’m 23, 6’3, black hair, blue eyes, swimmer’s build, you know the rest….

Friday, February 24, 2006

B-Dub's Friday

Friday night = no cooking.

Our Friday night routine is to head to a neighborhood establishment for wings* and Guinness. While there we also enjoy the view of the college crowd (boys). Next we head up to our favorite coffee shop for an espresso and some red wine (which we carry in and share with the owner NICE!). Tonight there was an art exhibit opening and the place was pack. Well the good news...it's Friday!

The Gumby has a head cold again. It must be the wacky winter weather we are having. Note to self buy more tissues.

*Boneless wings with hot BBQ sauce, potato wedges, & blue (it's Ohio) cheese sauce. This is always my favorite meal of the week.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

I guess this makes me a hero....I find "genius" a bit interesting.

Your results:
You are Iron Man

Iron Man
The Flash
Wonder Woman
Green Lantern
Inventor. Businessman. Genius.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

If I was a geek and understood this, I think I might actually be pretty damn cool.

Time to get started...

A late dinner tonight, Gumby had rehearsal until 8:00, so it was a simple eats night: Chipotle chicken breast sandwiches and butter-parsley potatoes.

Serves two with leftovers for lunch:

For the chicken…
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (frozen/defrosted via the nuker)
1 tbl olive oil
2 tbl of chipotle sauce (see below)

Pre-heat oven to 350 F
In an oven proof sauté pan brown chicken breast on one side, turn over and brush on 1 tbl spoon of chipotle sauce. Place in oven for 30 minutes.

For the chipotle sauce...
1 8oz can of chipotle in Adobo sauce
1/4 cup of Mayonnaise
6 cloves of garlic

Put all ingredients in to a food processor and swirl until blended. Freeze extra; it is glorious on grilled Salmon.

For the potatoes...
6 small red skin potatoes
1 tbl butter
1 tbl olive oil

Put potatoes in cold salted water and bring to a boil. Once you can pierce the potatoes with a knife drain potatoes. In still warm pan add butter, oil, salt and pepper to taste, then return potatoes to pan and add parsley.

For the sandwich…
1 Pepperidge Farm frozen sourdough loaf (no I do NOT follow the teachings of the Sandra Lee from the Food Network. She is the spawn on satan!) This bread really is good and very continent. Bake as directed…

Slice one chicken breast, cut bread in half length-wise top bread with chicken and a handful of arugula.

I was on my feet for only about 10 minutes. All in all painless and tasty.