Tuesday, August 28, 2007
He slowly looked around the room, shook his head, and walked out. I know what he’s thinking; another harebrained scheme that’s going to take money out of his retirement account. The last time it was a landscaping business and it cost him the price of a pickup truck. I ended up gardening for people out of pity so it also cost him for several trips to Home Depot. This is absolutely, positively the last time I try to make money. I’m going to stick to what I’m good at…. spending it.
With 12 hours left on my most promising auction, Ebay abruptly canceled it because I had used the words "Like New" in the title. Boy oh boy...did they catch me. I thought I could get away with it but they caught me red-handed. I guess I just can't get away with such dishonest business practices. How are the 15,000 other people who have that in their title's sneaking by? I'm now so disgusted by the whole thing that I'm taking bids on the whole lot. Any takers?
Sunday, August 26, 2007
For a delicious Pot Roast choose a rump roast that weighs between three and four pounds. This should be plenty for a family of six. If your family is smaller, you'll have leftovers. Put about 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a dutch oven. Heat on high; just as it starts to smoke put your roast in and brown it on all sides. Turn down the heat if the oil starts to burn. Pour one cup dry red wine into the pot(can substitute beef broth), 1/2 cup water, one can diced tomatoes, two handfuls of baby carrots, one package onion soup mix, one tablespoon peppercorns, 2 bay leaves, and a teaspoon of salt. Stir and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes per pound. It can cook longer. When the meat is done-remove and cover with foil on a cutting board. Bring the liquid to a boil and reduce by half. Strain the liquid into a gravy boat. Slice the roast against the grain and arrange with the carrots on a platter. Serve with brown rice, fresh green beans that have been parboiled and sauteed, and apple salad.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
This is a bad time to have a starter hurt- last year it was Chipper. He's okay now but the Braves have got some pitchers ailing and Andruw Jones has elbow troubles. It's all giving me that unsettled feeling that they're not going to turn it around. Maybe when the weather starts to change in Atlanta it will perk up the Braves.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
On a family vacation to Florida many many moons ago, before cars had air-conditioning, we kept seeing road signs proclaiming, "See the Fountain Of Youth in St Augustine". It explained that this was a 16th century discovery of Ponce De Leon. I immediately envisioned a Spanish Conquistador standing next to an ornate fountain selling samples of his discovery to road weary twentieth century travelers.