From Bad Horse’s Filly:
Had a little trouble deciding what to post tonight. We’ve been pretty busy at work and we are all a bit tired, when I asked the guys what I should post, ordering pizza instead of cooking won out. I pulled three different menus before I decided on a little taste of Sanibel Island. I like the fresh flavors in this menu and I really enjoy tuna and swordfish. The Butter Pecan Turtle Bars are as decadent as they sound, and a breeze to make. You’ll see the Chunky Vegetable Soup recipe later this week and next Thursday I’ll post the other menu I pulled (you’ll just have to wait and see what that is). We had the most amazing rain shower last night; it was like the skies just opened up and poured water from a bucket for about ½ hour. The rest of the night was a steady rain with thunder and lightning, great sleeping weather. Spring has definitely arrived and recipes will begin to reflect that. JeffreyW is further south than I am, so his photos have made me long for warm weather and green things. If you haven’t seen his wonderful slideshows, check them out when you have time.
On the board tonight:
1. Fish Tacos
2. Black Bean Tropical Salad
3. Butter Pecan Turtle Bars
As ever, recipes and shopping list at the link.
Oh, good God, this all looks too awesome for words.
Hitting PRINT nao.
The picture of the carmel turtle bars made me want to lick my monitor.
There are good fish tacos and bad fish tacos (mostly deep fried fish sticks dumped into a tortilla).
These sound like delicious very good fish tacos.
On to our new chicken-based economy: we need a lot of chicken recipes and we need them quick, because only people in the healthcare industry will be able to eat them soon.
We need to eat some chicken while we still can.
Talkingpointsmemo does the math.
Short conclusion: average person needs about fifteen hundred chickens a year, and there is a national 400 million chicken shortage.
This why I like the Lowden spokeperson’s suggestion of goats, instead of chickens.
Each goat is worth more. It’s easier to walk the goat to the doctor’s office. Goats are less picky eaters. I want to emphasize that I know nothing about other advantages of dealing with goats.
Fowl Math For A Chicken-Based Health Care Economy
Eric Kleefeld April 22, 2010, 6:58PM
For people wondering a little bit about the Evony ads, here is an epic thread on them.
Good, eat, because I think we’ll need the energy tomorrow after todays epistemic epidemic. Looks to be some grand economic / Wall Street / Rating Agency stuff coming out of the Senate panel. Nice quotable stuff. December 15, 2006, S&P e mail: “Rating agencies continue to create an even bigger monster — the CDO market. Let’s hope we are all wealthy and retired by the time this house of cards falters.” Check out Documents Show Internal Qualms at Rating Agencies (NYT) or link to more via CR post Senate Panel: Rating Agencies Traded Fees for Ratings. 500 pages to be released and chomped on if you like that kind of thing. Simply brilliant what with the Senate Wall Street reform vote being possibly held up over the weekend.
By the by, first time I posted the above a bloody UNDERSCORE turned the italics on (which I seem to have managed to fix) so FYWP and typer beware.
Holly shit, Tim Tebow was just drafted in the 1st round!
What an upset.
This sounds very very delicious! If I was not soaking the basmati to go under my palak paneer, I’d be tempted to go out and try it! As it is, I’ve tucked the fish taco salsa recipe away for later :-)
One suggestion… if you are in a Sanibel location as well as state of mind… is pompano. I love that fish! I love tuna and halibut as well, but pompano is so buttery and flavorful! and it cuts into strips that fit perfectly into the taco. Unfortunately, I’ve only ever seen it fresh on the SE coast and in the gulf. Up here in the colder northeast, it’s rare to see it.
@Mike Kay: Seems the best place to put this too: Sorry BHF, but Tebow’s a Bronco.
For the love of magical-unity-ponies, Ticketmaster is worse than BofA???!? I think there are some shill-TM votes out there from BofA, someone mentioned freepers are in on it. http://consumerist.com/2010/04/worst-company-in-america-final-four-bank-of-america-vs-ticketmaster.html. Poll is only open until midnight, CST.
Damn they’re stupid.
So was today another slow news day?
They traded UP to get him. Fookin stupid mofo’s. Who the fuck else was going to take this barrel of questions?
So, what’s the over / under on how many years before Tebow’s hustling cars at the local Jacksonville Toyota?
@jl: Sheep are a better bet. The fleece of some breeds is quite valuable, and mutton is OK if heavily spiced, and I mean mega-curry. They will also graze your grass to the roots and would even solve John’s dandelion problem.
Those of you without acreage will just be shit out of luck in our glorious post-industrial economy.
theses days, it’s hard to find a quarterback who does rape or torture dogs.
@Max: Hey if he plays his cards right he can go shill at one of Elway’s. Plus I just noticed this as he was interviewing, but tell me he doesn’t sound like Matthew McConaughey with less Texas drawl.
Gruden won a SB championship? Really??
This guy is looking to get back in the league as a coach, and is tonguing everybody in the most positive way possible.
N0pe. He’ll wash out of the league after a year or so and run for political office in Florida. He’ll be Governor by the time he’s 30.
I was going to comment on the dandelion/bird feeder thread, but that thread blew up and there’s no comment box anymore.
Just wanted to echo SIA’s comments about making sure you use decent bird food in your new feeders. If you buy a cheap mix with tons of millet, you’ll wind up with a yard full of House Sparrows, which are the dandelion of the bird world. They’re a non-native species that kills baby native birds to take over their nests.
The Safflower that SIA suggested is a good choice with the benefit that Squirrels don’t like it. If you use a mix, make sure it’s Black Oil Sunflower based. If you find that you’re attracting hordes of House Sparrows, take down the feeders for a week and then switch foods. Having a flock of House Sparrows around is the bird equivalent of living next to a crack house.
Cole wants to be paying close attention tomorrow when the Senate questions rating agency executives. This is going to be the cherry on top of Goldman Sachs’ SEC sundae.
@Max: Nope. He’ll be overseas selling God Juice for some damn proselytizing outfit.
He’s such an NFL failure writ out in stone.
With all of you as my witnesses, if I ever see Josh McDaniels I am going to punch him right in the nuts.
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@Yutsano: I know, I was looking at that. Another QB? Somebody’s time is limited if you ask me. This city lives and breathes Broncos.
@madmommy: If you’re right, I’ve never been happier to not live in Florida anymore.
I like my Bills pick. I hope Skinner moves in with Thurman Thomas asap and does a Mr. Myagi / Karate Kid thing with him.
Anyone else picking up “EVONY” big tit ads on this page?
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@Corner Stone: I think it was you, wasn’t it, that I made a wager with about Tebow? I said he’d go by the third round, you said, no way.
@Bad Horse’s Filly: Crazy like a fox only gets you so far. If it becomes too consistent a pattern, soon the bosses think you’re not anywhere near fox-like. Josh may have some serious splainin to do after Tebow washes out.
Shhhh! NO bitching about ads tonight!
Basing my classification on brain power, I consider sheep to be a high protein, high fat vegetable.
Nutritionally kind of a cross between soy beans and hydrogenated vegatable oil.
But other than that you are right. Cooking mutton at is smelly whether you spice it or not.
@freelancer: I’m perfectly content to ignore the agent provocateur and listen to my brother bitch about how the Broncos are total idiots. In other words, DNFTT.
@You Don’t Say: YES!! IT WAS ME!! AND CAPS LOCK JESUS AS MY WITNESS THIS IS THE CRAZIEST FUCKING PICK I’VE SEEN IN YEARS!!
Denver already has 2 QB’s in the stable. WTF??
@Mike Kay: Fine by me. Bring the Evony ads on. I can man up and take them.
They love him there, and he’d have the godbothering vote wrapped up and served to him on a silver platter. Goes without saying he’d run as GOP.
Still waiting for the Saints 1st pick, I think they’re going 32nd.
I mean, really. Beyond Detroit taking WR’s like 3 years in a row, who the fuck has seen a more stupid pick than this??
@freelancer: I’m not bitching. I think they’re … um… cool.
@Corner Stone: Unfortunately, that is not even the craziest pick that Josh McDaniels has made in his first 16 months with the Broncos. Not even in the top two.
@Max: I love the Bills pick there.
Good luck to you and I’m soooo glad Jim Kelly didn’t somehow make the Bills take Little Timmy Tebow.
@MattR: I am so fucking with you we may tag team that stupid motherfucker.
You punch him in the neck and I will tase anyone who tries to stop you.
Agent provocateur has a great lingerie … ah… line.
Really? cause I think they’re kind of tired. Personally, I dig the blonde in the bikini top in the “Draw yourself” ad.
@You Don’t Say: For FSM’s sake, tell me what charity you want me to donate to and I will do so happily. I would’ve lost my house if someone would’ve bet me it on this issue.
This is one of the great travesties of our times (WRT NFL draft).
@Corner Stone: Okay okay the Tebow pick was teh dumb, now y’all pay attention cause the Vikes are up and I need to pay attention to what kind of mood wifey will be in tonight.
@gbear: I mentioned to my brother that this all could be a massive publicity stunt, and he couldn’t really argue against that. It’s also entirely possible he could end up a permanent special teams guy, which sounds even more delicious than abject failure honestly.
Yea, but this one is a real christian.
Do you suppose someone’s already bought him a house in Colorado Springs?
@Corner Stone: Were you watching on ESPN? Did you see Tom Jackson’s face?
Right next door to the Dobsons.
This pick makes no sense at all, especially with Clausen and McCoy still on the board. Either one of them is worth 10 of Tebow.
I feel ya. But it CAN NOT be overemphasized HOW BAD the Tebow pick was.
This is like Hawking publicly admitting the Earth is at the center of the universe.
@MattR: I am watching ESPN, but no – didn’t see that.
Mel Kiper did everything but whip his dick out and start peeing.
@Corner Stone: Never mind the Lions just traded and picked pretty damn good. In fact it wouldn’t shock me if there were quite a few more trades now simply because of the massive talent left around up there.
@Corner Stone: win
@Corner Stone: Do you remember the looks of Jets fans as they selected Jeff Logeman and Kyle Brady? Now imagine that on a person who has to appear on TV. I can’t really describe it. He was completely tight lipped, silent and still while he looked like he wanted to cry and kill at the same time
@Yutsano: Are you arguing with me or making some separate point?
@Corner Stone: Separate point. But just out of curiosity why do you ask?
Oh and does the draft really need to be spread out over three damn days?
I’ve already started busting the balls of my Jewish Broncos fan friend about how he is required to accept Jesus as his savior if he wants to continue to be a fan.
And what’s with the Jets getting Kyle Wilson. Jeez, I miss the days of when the Jets picking in the draft was high comedy.
@MattR: Jeff Lageman ! what a great memory. that’s when Kiper lost it and started berating the Jets and the Jets went on tee vee and started dumping on kiper. Only in fucking new york.
@New Yorker: Those were the days.
Fuck, fuck, fuck.
Year 2 of I can’t stand to cheer for my own team.
This video Never. Gets. Old.
Watch Pete Rozelle try to keep a straight face. Watch the Ron Jeremy look-alike talk about O’Brien over Marino. Watch the little guy with the mustache flip out after the Johnny Mitchell pick. “Oh no!”, “We want Sapp!”, etc. etc.
So the Lions got Suh, huh?
Kinda feel bad for my boy, as it’s not really where I see him shining.
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@Max: I love the Bills pick. Very excited about this. Like the Buccs pick too.
@IndyLib: So when do we start the countdown clock for when Josh loses his job? I can’t imagine Wonder Boy has done much for his reputation with this move. Either that or he’s counting on the fan base in Colorado Springs to save his hide. Denver just got very very interesting.
Tell me somebody else is watching the now triple overtime game between the Sens and Pens…
@Yutsano: After thinking about it, drafting Tebow was a pretty good job security move on McDaniels part. As long as ownership thinks that McDaniels has a chance to develop Tebow they will keep him even if the current team is not performing. Instead of being fired after his 6-10 finish this year he might make it all the way to the end of 2012.
Thank God for the Bronco’s Tebonehead move. It takes some of the spotlight off the Chargers giving up the farm for a player (Ryan Matthews) that was probably going to be available if they did nothing at all.
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@Corner Stone: You’re a man of honor, sir.
I don’t think we decided on a wager, but if you insist: Refugees International, International Rescue Committee, In Defense of Animals or American Lung Association. Take your pick … or pick one of your favorites.
It was an odd draft choice. Wonder what Brady Quinn is thinking: “I can’t catch a fucking break.”
Most vegetables aren’t as determined to commit suicide-by-stupidity as your average sheep. If I had a backyard bigger than your average living room, I’d definitely choose goats for our new livestock-based economy.
@Anne Laurie: My friend in Wyoming has neighbors who are sheep ranchers. He cannot stop swearing about how amazingly stupid those creatures are. They get stuck in his fences and wander onto his pasture land all the time, and he says the sheepherders do little to nothing to control or stop it. I just like the tasty babies anyway. Oh and goats improve the health of horses FYI.
They should do one of those for the Clippers. They’ve had a few stinkers in their day, too.
@You Don’t Say: Done. Just donated $100 to IRC.
I may be an asshole but I back my business up.
Because I enjoy arguing, natch. And the NFL is one area I can argue to the death with any Dumass on this FSM-forsaken site.
As a country boy who grew up on a farm, I can tell you that sheep are the most stupid creatures on the planet, and vindictive fuckers to boot. In fact they are quite similar to teabaggers.
I fucking hate sheep, except as meat.
ETA – Turkeys come second. My mother once lost thirty turkeys because they all climbed into a 44 gallon drum to shelter from the rain, when then filled up and drowned them all. I also once saw a turkey have a heart attack because a leaf fell off a tree. Fuckers.
I am so speechless about this asshat move that I can’t imagine what it means for Joshy. I beginning to wonder if Bowlen is slipping into senility.
edit – Not to mention the Broncos are being made fun of at Tbogg’s and that’s just painful cuz I can’t even blame him.
Damn it. WTF are my Vikes doing? Tebow in the first round? Ugh. As for the Evony ads, I appreciate a healthy bosom as much as anyone, but they skeeve me out. Shudder.
Oh, fuck me. The Vikes are playing the Brett Favre off-season waiting game. Fuuuuuuuuck meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Hi, FH #1 and #2. How y’all tonight? Please put me out of my Favre-misery. kthxbai.
I love seeing the Grainger ads on this site. Such a great company.
@Tattoosydney: Turkeys are amazingly stupid birds. Although if it makes you feel better it’s only the domestic birds that are like that. Wild turkeys are both very very clever and much tastier than their domesticated cousins. I shudder to think of what would happen if my mom’s border collie got around a flock of turkeys. That could be tragic.
@IndyLib: Like I said, you can only sell crazy like a fox so far before you start looking amazingly foolish. I think there will be repercussions.
@Yutsano: Hey, where’s my sugar? I’m tweaking over Favre drama, and you can’t even give me a hey? Harumph.
Two little things to make you happy:
Christopher Walken and The Jackson 5
Pink covers Bohemian Rhapsody
@Comrade Mary: I like Pink just fine for what she does.
But no one can pull off a little freddie mercury.
Dude just did it, end of story.
@asiangrrlMN: Oops. Should I submit myself to flogging now? Oh BTW I have a week off from work so I shall have time to make up some cookies and get them shipped off.
@Yutsano: Oh man. Wild turkeys (no reference to the alky), are some sneaky, clever lil bitches.
Of course, they still seem to succumb to a nicely placed 12 gauge, but they do try quite a bit more than their cousins.
Sneaky lil mofos, no doubt. But tasty.
@Tattoosydney: Tell us more.
@Corner Stone: When they don’t feel threatened though they are some bold shits. (I almost said little there but since they’re pretty damn big birds that doesn’t fit.) I was in northern Georgia with a friend (the whole trip is a long story) and we were driving around in the hills when we saw a turkey standing in the middle of the highway. We slowed down to give the tom time to cross, but he just lazily strolled across the way. Nothing we could do would get that bird to move, not even touching the bumper on his beak or honking the horn. Finally he got out of the way. As we drove past we saw there were others in the brush next to the road. It was definitely one of my neater experiences down there.
@Corner Stone: Well, I’m not a huge Pink fan (although from time to time, someone sends me a YT link to something or other she’s done and I’m all, “Damn!“) but of all the non-Freddie covers out there, I think she’s made one of the best.
I dare not, for fear of sounding like Brick Oven Bill.
Speaking of which, I am pleased to see that his banning appears to be continuing.
@Tattoosydney: There are some parts of our past that are best off staying there. Although I’m not all that shy, I’d just as soon let it come up naturally and enjoy the various reactions of surprise and/or disgust. Plus you never know when a good zinger from your childhood will come in handy.
I feel like he’s Beetlejuice and he’ll come back if we keep saying his name. I’m actually more happy the disrespecter of aimai’s grandfather is gone. That was definitely a banning I could get behind.
@Tattoosydney: Did that blessed event include Jon Stewart’s Comedy Central chorus?
You mean his sin binning?
No, I think it came about due to his “work will make you free” moment…
@Tattoosydney: Apparently I’m really bad at ignoring advice while I’m on pain drugs. I just applied for two jobs in the last half an hour, both of which I have a decent shot of even being considered for. It would definitely be bizarre if I got a call back for either one of them, especially since my voice hasn’t shown any signs of returning yet. It was still kinda fun.
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@Corner Stone: Upstanding.
Josh Green on Tebow pick: “Horrible, horrible pick. He’ll flame out in three years, get elected to Congress.”
Which is more depressing, huh? Tebow in Denver or Tebow in House?!