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Sunday, December 20, 2009

For The Holidays

Having company? Need to feed them something yummy? How about my Outstanding Blueberry Muffins! They really are outstanding. And if for some reason you don't like blueberries, use chocolate chips. Or cranberries. Or bake them plain and break them in half and spread jelly on them. Or just eat them plain. I'm telling you, people are going to love them and you'll be a muffin star :)

Outstanding Blueberry Muffins

4 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sour cream
2 cups blueberries (thawed frozen blueberries are fine)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

In large bowl beat eggs, gradually add sugar while beating. Continue beating on low speed while slowly pouring in oil, sour cream and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking soda.

Stir dry ingredients into wet mixture.

Gently fold in blueberries.

Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Makes 25-30 muffins.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Why do pro athletes get paid so much money? It's not like their jobs are vital to....anything. I just started wondering why they get so much money and how that whole thing started? I have no idea why I started thinking about it....I just did.

Here is something else I wonder about. Chefs are always taste testing things. Do they keep getting a new spoon? And when they dip their finger in and taste something, do they wash it before they dip it again? And when it's hot in the kitchen, does the sweat running down the bridge of their nose dip into what they are cooking? I know, I should just not wonder about this stuff too much or I will never go out to eat again.

I also wonder about wireless internet access. I work in an IT department and deal with this crap all day and I still have no idea how it is possible that I sit at my laptop in bed....it's connected to nothing and here I am typing on Blogger connected to the Internet. If I wonder about it too much I will get a headache. Computers baffle me with all their magic.

I could go on for pages and pages about things I wonder about. The wondering never stops. I wonder if I will wonder myself right into the crazy house? iCaramba.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

One Word Answer

The idea is to answer the questions below with only one word. So I thought I'd give it a try.

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your hair? Medusa
3. Your mother? grumpy
4. Your father? grumpier
5. Your fave food? asian
6. Your dream last night? dancing
7. Your fave drink? soda
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? cubical
10. Your hobby? papercrafting
11. Your fear? oecan
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? retired
13. Where you were last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? singer
15. Muffins? Yum
16. Wish List Item? iMac
17. Where did you grow up? Cali
18. Last thing you did? email
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your Pets? lots
21. Your Life? good
22. Your Mood? content
23. Vehicle? Buffy
24. Something your not wearing? socks
25. Your fave store? craft
26. Last time you laughed? earlier
27. Last time you cried? forget
28. One place that I go to over and over? work
29. Fave place to eat? Panda
30. Facebook? Nope

Monday, December 07, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS COOKIES

1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
lemon juice
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila

Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.

Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup ... just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit, Pick the frigging fruit off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Umm, oh, check the Jose Cuervo! Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees for equally tonsisticity. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.

CHERRY MISTMAS
HOW YOU DOIN?