So, at ECCC last weekend, a guy came up to the autograph table and said his friends would give him $500 bucks to tattoo my signature to his shoulder, and he asked me to sign him so he could do just that. Um, ok?
I resisted SO MUCH, but finally, he was so determined, I did it. He just left this note on my blog:
My friends bet me $500 bucks to get your autograph tattooed and bailed on me. Lame friends, awesome tattoo!
I don’t trust a food critique that won’t eat bacon.
Stephanie (the wife)
An empty belly is the best cook.
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
Shoe as Art
Did you know you left four pair of shoes in the middle of the dining room floor?
It's performance art.
I et your fud, now I iz drinkin yur wine.
When we were kids my older brother Steve really liked pea soup. He wouldn’t make the pea soup but he would ask my mom to make it and it was always wonderful. A few years ago for Christmas I used this pea soup in a jar recipe as a gift for him.
This would also make for a great mix to take on a camping or hiking trip, if you had the time to sit around a camp fire while it cooked.
Creamy Pea Soup (gift-in-a-jar version)
- 1 package country gravy mix
- 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
- 2 teaspoons imitation bacon bits
- 2 teaspoons celery flakes
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1 1/4 cups dried split green peas
- 1 bay leaf
Put everything into a 3 quart saucepan.
Add 6 cups water; heat to boiling, stirring often.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until peas are tender,
stirring frequently to prevent peas from sticking.
Remove bay leaf.
Serve soup with dollop of sour cream and bacon bits, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
To make as a gift add in layers to a one pint, wide mouth mason jar:
Country gravy mix
Mix to gather chicken bouillon granules, bacon bits, celery flakes, minced onion and parsley flakes. Add to the Jar.
Add Bay Leaf.
Add dried peas.
I’ve finally been a non-smoker long enough to be a snob about it.
Life imitates art (or does art imitate life?)