Sunday, May 26, 2013

At least I'm funny!

I took a personality survey to determine my top 5 strengths... well at least I'm funny...

Saturday, May 4, 2013

In Between Nerd Wars Fun Times

Tournament 7 just ended for NerdWars, and Tournament 8 won't start until June 1.  Different teams are doing different things to pass the off month.  Team Fraggle - true to it's Sesame Street heritage - are doing a stitch a day through the alphabet.  My plan is to attempt a hexi-flat for as many of the stitches as I can ( I'll be done with my quilt by the time I'm 100 at the rate I'm going)

Today was our first one.  A is for Argyle!


Friday, May 3, 2013

Didn't do traffic

My mom wanted me to meet her after work today, and since receiving was jammed, I didn't get out until after 2. By time I was done with her it was after 5 and Curt called saying he was leaving work late. Since there was going to be horrible traffic on the ride home at that time, he detoured around and met me at work so we could have dinner while traffic dissipated. (my mom said he spoiled me... And I really can't argue)

We went to Bahama Breeze. Had never been there before. We sat out on the deck.  They actually had Smithwicks! Sure an island themed restaurant carries my default Irish beer.  We split an appetizer of empanadas, I had mahi mahi tacos, he had jerk chicken and we split coconut bread pudding.

There was a guy on the deck playing steel drums, so I sent the Angie a 15 sec clip to make her nuts. ( she decided at 5 she wanted steel drums at her wedding and says she still does:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Just for Benne

Yes, for my friend Benne I am now stalking birds at the lake. This geese couple is apparently the first to hatch their eggs, the rest of the geese don't have whatever baby geese are called.

I really hope the swan's matter is sitting on eggs some where. Last summer they had 5 whatever baby swans are called, but this spring I've only been seeing one swan on the water, I'd hate to think something bad happened over the winter.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spaghetti Squash


Since Curt was away at his computer Geek conference, I decided to experiment with Spaaghetti Squash yesterday.  Since I have a bad habit of not measuring - it's usually tough for me to share my recipes. Also it means if you like something I cook, you better savor every bite as I probably can never reproduce it.  I'm going to try to appease my friends a little and blog photo recipes once in the while - so here's the first:

I took one small spaghetti squash - not much bigger than what fits in my cupped hands, cut it in half, sprayed some olive oil on the cut half and put it cut side down in the oven at 375 for a half hour.  I like my veggies and my pasta to have some bite - so if you want it really soft  you may want to give it 5 more minutes.


While this was baking - I chopped up a link and a half (had them leftover) and started browning them on medium heat in olive oil with added omega3.


I cut up some baby bellas (always have - buy 3-4 packs at a time 2 or 3 times a week) and asparagus (looked good at the farm store) to add once the sausage started browning.


I also sliced half of a smallish green squash.


Once these started to soften I added about 2 or 2 1/2 cups of baby kale I chopped.


I then took the squash halves and pulled a fork lengthwise - the strands almost fell out of the squash - I really didn't have to invest much scraping action.


I tossed the strands with olive oil and basil - oh my god yum.. next time I may just do this and add some parm.


I added a bit of stock, savory, marjoram and thyme to the veggies and let the stock simmer down.


I put some of the squash at the bottom of the bowl, and topped with veggies, then added some grated parmesan and asiago cheeses.  The small squash I got is a good full two servings.  The carbs in spaghetti squash have a nice low glycemic index of 41 - so 2 hour post prandial blood glucose was nice and stable!