Most of my cooking is just combining red, yellow, and green foods. Tonight, okra and tomatoes.

Some okra
A tomato
A small yellow onion
Some olive oil
Some parsley
Salt and pepper

Chop up the onion and fry it in the olive oil. Peel the tomato and chop it up, cut the tops off the okra. Toss them in the pan with the parsley and some salt and pepper. Cover, stir a few times, and wait a while. When the reds greens and yellows look grayish, it’s time to eat.

(All amounts and times are approximate measurements at sea level)


Reading the fine print.

I found a great deal last week, or so I first thought. Best Buy had a 52″ LCD HDTV on their website for $9.99. I clicked “add to cart” and proceeded to the checkout screen. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the shipping & handling costs were more then 7 times the cost of this so called bargain. Of course, I said “No thank you, sir!” So be carefully when shopping online and watch those shipping costs.


Today is Tuesday

If not for Twitter and Facebook, I would have no idea what day of the week it is. Almost every day I get a reminder. Monday always gets the most attention. All those messages of hate, it’s like I’m reading Garfield. Friday comes in second with TGIF. Wednesday gets a few “hump day” joke. The weekends get “Finally Saturday!” and “I can believe it’s already Sunday.” And once a month or so someone will even through Thursday a little love with “Ugh, is it Friday yet?” The only one left out in the cold is today, Tuesday.

Nasty Breakfast Surprise (warning, it’s gross)

I was fixing my usual morning meal, yogurt with pineapple and granola, and a side of bacon.

 When I pulled the three strips of precooked bacon out, one had a nasty spot. No big deal. Sometimes there’s a charred spot or two, I just pick them off and eat the good stuff. But this was different, something had been added and even discolored the greasy paper.

 I’m not saying it’s mouse poo, but just to be safe, I tossed out the remaining 2 and 7/8th strips, along with the rest of the box, and this pictured bit.

 From now on, I thing I’ll skip the precooked bacon.