By: Revanche

Sharing is caring: links to amuse

January 30, 2013

@ShaiUnfiltered is the best Pinterest dealer ever. I’ve refused to start another Social Media thingie, but she pins all kinds of recipes and shares them so I can still exult in the amazing Must Tries.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, PiC refuses to be in the presence of these amazing creations though.

Lemon Chicken and Red Quinoa Soup, I have got to expand our spice drawer a little more. Also, I wonder whether red quinoa is strictly necessary.

Grilled Shrimp With Avocado-Mango Salsa, I haven’t made salsa in a while but this looks delicious. Any excuse for mangos, really.

Amish Cinnamon Bread Alternative, it’s not often you hear me object to ingredients on the basis of their identity but in this case: 1 cup of butter and 2 cups of sugar??  I probably shouldn’t make a habit of something like this with that much of both. Because I totally would.

Roasted Cauliflower and Aged White Cheddar Dip, thanks to a long-time favorite – Kevin from Closet Cooking.

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via Nicole and Maggie, People who hate perfection are exhausting. N&M are so much better at being neutral. I’m pretty sure my response would have become “Oh SHUT. UP.” right about the third comment. I’m being fed delicious pastries and my kid’s being entertained? Thank the entertaining gods there’s someone with the energy to do that. I love people who are awesome. They give me something to strive for (in my area of interest or not) or remind me that there is always something better out there which is neat.

Which is why I said unto Below Her Means, people need to be reminded that they’re projecting sometimes.

I freely admit that I’m a little envious that MochiMac can try this experiment with secondhand and thrifted clothing. I think that’s so neat and hope to see her finds. Between my hate of shopping for new clothes that never fit (petite clothing’s hardly ever carried in stores), and hate of taking long shopping trips, I suspect I’m just not cut out for an attempt at this. But it would be cool.

Meet Sam the cat. He has ‘brows.

I wasn’t an ardent follower of Regretsy but when and where an amazing post popped up, I appreciated it. Sadly, the site will be shutting down soon.

Shetland ponies in sweaters (promotional stunt): Reaction 1 = HUG THEM. Reaction 2 = if the fully furred ponies are wearing sweaters, how cold is it??  Or are they really sweating under there?

The answer to finding oneself? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s not a bad idea.



Questions I am or was pondering:

What does FPO (of the military shipping addresses) stand for? My first guess was stupid. Apparently it’s Fleet Postal Office. Two thirds right is still wrong.

Did you get a flu shot? I didn’t and was doing well with my new hermiting ways. Until, thanks carrier monkey, the germs rode their way into the household.

Should we get Doggle a dog friend? He’s so indifferent.

Should we get ME a dog friend? Doggle’s so indifferent. To me. (I still love him.)

I think we all know the answer to the last two questions is yes, don’t we?

If it was imperative to persuade USA stop playing Law&Order marathons instead of NCIS and ruining my day, how would I go about doing this? Just … you know … asking. For me.


Downton Abbey – Spoilers Below if you haven’t seen Season Three

I’ve only seen a few episodes that happen to be freely available but so far it’s pretty dramatic.  There were a few favorite moment as the dramas added up in Season Three:

“Edith dear, you’re a woman with a brain and reasonability. Stop whining and find something to do.”  I’m tickled. It’s a useful principle.

“Other people have normal families!”  I feel ya, dude. The sentiment, not necessarily the belief that anyone’s normal.

“You’re not wearing white tie, what did you dress up as?”  HORROR. Absolute HORROR.

I’m not sure that I’m in love with the show but I think it’s remarkably well done anyway.

15 Responses to “Sharing is caring: links to amuse”

  1. I want to get a dog friend for Pod SO BADLY. However, I’m pretty sure 2 greyhounds won’t fit in the back of our Civic. I’m not sure how Pod would feel about a smaller dog, and quite honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about a small dog.

    (Ryan thinks 2 greyhounds would fit in the back of the car if we got one to lay down first, then let the other in. He also says absolutely no way we’re dealing with all the separation anxiety again right now, though I think having Pod around would help)

    So… yes, I think you should get another dog friend, because I can’t 😛

    • Revanche says:

      Transportation is always a problem, isn’t it? Are you willing to consider a medium sized dog? Or maybe a whippet? (the unPC ‘mini-greyhounds’)
      Ryan’s probably right about the logistics though!
      I think the +1 remains a matter of timing 😛 Though PiC started looking!

      • I think a whippet + Pod would even be a bit of a squeeze in the car. Pod pretttttty much takes up the whole length of the back seat! (He could probably be trained to angle himself to only take up half, though) I think this is not the time for us, I just need to stop looking at the greyhound group’s website…

  2. Linda says:

    Here’s another vote for getting another dog if you’re able to do so. I find myself wishing I could get a second dog quite a bit, however my current dog has fear aggression towards strange dogs which complicates things immensely. I know I could get her to accept another dog since she was dog #2 at one point (my other dog tragically died very suddenly and was only 9), but the shelters see things a little bit differently. She scares them quite a bit with her blustering and lunging towards the potential adoptee during the introduction appointment.

    That quinoa soup looks delicious. I’m not sure why I haven’t thought of putting quinoa in soup before. Yum!

    • Revanche says:

      Oh I’m so sorry your current pup is having trouble with fear aggression. That’s tough to work with. FWIW, one of my dogs had bluster-aggression for a couple few years but after we rescued an abandoned dog, he just had to learn to deal, and he did. He actually became much better with other dogs in general after that, even if he wasn’t wonderful. Maybe you could work with a foster to do a few introduction periods so she gets used to the possible addition?

      I know – we’ve never done quinoa in soup either!

  3. Thanks for the link! I finally did get a flu shot. 🙂

  4. Michael Martin says:

    I love Pinterest, but cooking is becoming a big hobby of mine, so I am always looking for new ideas. And my second biggest hobby is making things, so it feeds that one as well.

    As for a friend for Doggle (and you), I say go with what feels right. That usually is best in these cases. 🙂

    • Revanche says:

      I do want new ideas but I just don’t feel like learning and maintaining a new thing. [crochety old geezer that I am]

      New doggle, yes, just a matter of when.

  5. Karen says:

    I second a second dog. 🙂

  6. SP says:

    I looked through your recipes, and of course the only one i bookmarked was the “2 cups of sugar, one cup of butter” one. haha. i’m at least going to halve it – who needs TWO loaves of that deliciousness?

  7. You told me that friend of mine was projecting when I desperately needed to hear it! Thank you again.

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