Thursday, March 29, 2012

16 yr old wine

I guess the closet in the master bedroom made a pretty good wine cellar after all!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Another waste of money

If these companies what to relocate to here so badly because it's such a great place to live and work then we shouldn't need to offer them any incentives.  I'd maybe be OK with giving incentives that are ONLY paid out AFTER being located here for 10 years and only if they actually hire the amount of workers that they promise; but these ones that give them tax breaks straight off are ridiculous!

Council votes to entice Apple with $8.6 million - YNN - Your News Now

These new hires usually come from out of town and they cause the housing costs to increase when they over pay for houses.  And the property taxes for homeowners just goes up to offset the tax breaks given to the companies.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Crawfish - It's What's For Dinner Tonight

Aunt Nita's Crawfish Etoufee

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Poached Eggs

So, for Christmas I got myself a pair of those silicone egg poachers because the kids like poached eggs and I've never gotten the hang of doing them in a pot of boiling water. We've been using them for 2 months now and I'm just not impressed with the end product and it's actually hard to use them, especially for the kids. Although they do make cute fake breasts for when the kids are playing dress-up!
Growing up we had a cute little aluminum single-egg poacher that I used every Sunday and I wanted one of my own for the kids to use too. With yet another failure of the silicone ones, I purchased one of these RSVP Endurance� 1-Egg Poacher Set: Home & Kitchen  this evening. Based on the reviews on Food Network (same price there as on Amazon BTW but without the free Super Saver Shipping) I think I made the right choice. We'll let you know in a few weeks!

The follow-up blog post can be found here

The Truth About Bullying

A new documentary is being released at the end of this month that is all about school bullying, the consequences and the reluctance of many adults to see this as a problem. The following is an article about the movie. The movie will be rated R because of the language in it, language used by the kids themselves. The words could have been bleeped out, I wonder if the MPAA even offered that up as a solution. More should have been done to make sure that as many people as possible see this movie.

One R-rated movie you might want your child to see


Monday, March 05, 2012

Everything's big in Texas!

A non-GMO, beyond-organically grown turnip as big as Paul's head.