Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ah Zabenya Game Baby

My cousin and I caught a half-price mid-week Brewer's game yesterday (6-3 Cardinals) and one of the highlights of the game was the Ay Zabenya baby raise from The Lion King.

My last visit to Miller Park was a playoff game which the Dodgers lost (although they continued on to another miserable World Series) and I don't remember any flying babies

Ahhh Zabenya!

Young Paul here is my cousin's husband's cousin (got that?) and is doing quite well in the majors

Linking up with Dragonstar's The Weekend in Black and White and Brian's Thankful Thursday.
Taken with my little pocket Lumix.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Say Cheese! Bird (Photo and Recipe Link Up)

Cheese bird?

Anyone home?

Talk to the tail


Cheesy what now?

Cheesy Bird Recipe (no offense)

3 chicken breasts cut in cubes
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
5  mushrooms, mixed, brushed and thickly sliced
2 tomatoes, peeled and cut in cubes
1 red bell pepper (cubanelle preferred), cut in cubes
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (or Kasar Cheese)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper (Turkish, powder or to taste)

Saute onion with butter and olive oil in a medium saucepan
Add garlic
Add chicken when you can smell the garlic
Cook the chicken until the color changes
Add mushrooms, tomatoes, cubanelle pepper (or red bell), salt and pepper.
Simmer for about 15 minutes, covered
Preheat oven to 400 (200 C) 
Turn the heat off and sprinkle with oregano
Transfer to an oven proof dish and sprinkle shredded cheese and red pepper on top
Bake until cheese melts, serve with Turkish Pilaf (or rice or pasta)

🧀I'm going to use less butter and cheese which I believe is a crime or at least a misdemeanor in WI

Disclaimer: No birds were harmed, sauteed or baked in the posting of this recipe

Hey Kids, do you know what time it is? That's right, it's time to

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April Tenth

Of course there's no such thing as global warming because this is completely normal (stay tuned for pictures of major flooding).



Monday, April 8, 2019

The Say Cheese! Dog Photo and Recipe Link Up

Considering there's still snow on the South Shore I'm guessing these two are chili cheese dogs.

Obie and Rexie enjoying the first 70˚ day since October (remember how nice it was until The Vortex dropped)

I shake my ears out the same way in the pool

Enjoy it boys, it's going to snow on Wednesday

Chili Cheese Dogs
from myrecipes

2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Small Onion
1 Clove Garlic
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 8 oz Can Tomato Sauce
1 15 oz Can Red Kidney Beans (Pinto Beans work too)
8 Uncured Turkey or Chicken Hot Dogs (or a veggie dog perhaps?)
Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns
1/2 Cup Shredded Low Fat Cheddar

Warm oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, add onion and cook stirring until softened, about three minutes.
Stir in garlic and chili powder and sauté for 30 seconds.
Stir in tomato sauce and beans and bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
Season with a pinch of salt (or not, check the Sodium content on the dogs and buns).
Make your favorite healthier dogs with lower fat hot dog buns (some listed on the previous link) and top with chili and low-fat cheese.

This Daily Meal link talks about some healthier (and unhealthy) store-bought hot dogs.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Cool Shoes

Osiris, god of the underworld, was torn into 14 pieces by the worst brother ever and scattered across Egypt. All 14 bits of Osiris were recovered by the goddess Isis although only 13 were buried.

That last phallic bit was brought to life somehow, perhaps gently wrapped in MaxStretch briefs and lovingly placed behind the wheel of a brilliant yellow multi-coat Tesla Roadster. But anyway, cool shoes.

Some of this was taken from the online Encyclopedia Britannica

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Say Low Fat Cheese! Photo And Recipe Link Up

I haven't included guidelines for the Say Cheese! Photo and Recipe Link Up for a while and my only request is to have at least one photo. I love candid shots of humans and critters (or a cheesy pose) and recipes with cheese.

You've gotta watch those Dempsey kids, especially in a bar on St. Paddy's (I'm pretty sure that's a Manhattan)

Bonus points for the cook with a healthy, low cal recipe, because after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two and a half weeks ago, I'm looking at food and cheese in a whole new light. (I look at cheese from both sides now, from up and down, and still, somehow, it's cheese illusions I recall, I really don't know cheeeeesssse aaa at all.)

"R" is for real sure this Tex Tubb's bartender is possessed by the devil. Farewell, delicious, calorie-packed tacos

I've been using my tough camera lately so apologies for the poor quality photos.

A group "Say Cheese!" on wheels. Taken last summer just before the floods

Friday, March 29, 2019

It's Not A Dead End If You Drive Into The Lake

These are from Wednesday's mid-week romp to Devil's Lake with my mother. We were delighted to see the herons nesting and making a racket in the CCC parking lot. Keep in mind I only had my pocket camera.

I didn't know this was a popular Blue Heron Rookery when I stumbled across it

Wants to know how many more times I'm going to get out of the car to take a photo and please close the windows

We were surprised to see all this snow in the outer South Shore Parking Lot

Although scant on snakes, this is still one of my favorite places for photos and walkies

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The I Told You I Had A Lot More Photos Say Cheese! Link Up

And you thought St. Patrick's Day was over a week ago.

Even if you got through all those photos know that I almost posted more, so, restraint. And Go Steelers. Yeah, you heard me.
But forget football because March is mad and baseball's on deck and whether or not your bracket is busted and you forgot your live draft ending up with three catchers and five middle relievers, it's time to

Friday, March 22, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

The So Many Photos Say Cheese! Post St. Paddy's Day Pre Spring Link Up

Yesterday was the St. Paddy's Day Parade and tomorrow is the last full day of winter. Let us all put cheese to cracker and sing (but not with our mouths full).

Guess who did and who did not get parade candy

Life is a Cabaret ol' chum

At last, everyone is looking the same way—no, looking to the left, looking to the right, on your phone. Nanci

I have way too many St. Paddy's Day photos to post and haven't even gone through half of them. One way or another I'm starting this spring with plenty o' green (no, not that kind of green or that kind either). I'll be sneaking in photos from yesterday for the next few weeks.

Is it me or is that pillar crooked and that leprechaun pure evil?

But for now, Let's Say Cheese! Sorry kids, no candy for you.