How I Taught My Brother To Cook

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Patrick's Blog – March 2009 Archive (4)

Nude Food OH MY!!

Johnny and I were talking about vegetables yesterday and I thought about it for awhile afterward, we just can't leave food at its purest state in order to consume it. Now we have the purists out there who love raw, steamed or however plainly cooked vegetables and whatever else without ANY additions. No spices, no herbs, no sauces, no nothing. The food is just sitting there completely nude, unclothed like an uninhibited exhibitionist. The most "adorned" food in my non-research are vegetables… Continue

Added by Patrick on March 23, 2009 at 5:40am — 3 Comments

I Like Sweet Potato Pie But.......(An Improv Lesson)

This is what I will call a sweet potato & squash torte.

Doesn't look bad, right?

Well, first I will say that I am not a big fan of sweet potatoes, at least heated anyway. I do enjoy sweet potato pie (cold) like I enjoy pumpkin pie (cold), but I don't like warm pumpkin, even as a soup. I am also not a huge vegetable eater. A bit screwed up, eh?

Anyway, we had some leftover mashed sweet potatoes that Debbie made. I had a couple… Continue

Added by Patrick on March 16, 2009 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

A Brief Look Into The Window of the World

We don't watch TV around here anymore. Haven't for years. Not only has the quality tanked like the economy but it robs you of valuable time to be productive with ones OWN life instead of watching other people. We have cable coming into the house and the "kid" watches TV so we decided to find some old time shows we used to enjoy. We found old black & white Andy Griffith shows. It was indeed enjoyable to watch these old shows as simple as they were that carried so much humor and meaning (at… Continue

Added by Patrick on March 10, 2009 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

It Ain't A Real Kitchen If Its Pretty

As far as I'm concerned there is only one kind of kitchen, the one meant for business. It isn't designed by an interior decorator, but by necessity over time. They don't have color schemes and they aren't candidates for "kitchen Beautiful" magazine. There is probably grease build up in areas of the walls and ceiling that you just can't reach to clean and maybe can't be bothered to. The counter probably has cuts in it and well as dings and the floor may have cracked tile or worn linoleum.… Continue

Added by Patrick on March 2, 2009 at 1:53pm — 3 Comments

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