It’s been a while since we’ve had an official “steak night”(nudge nudge, brian, poke poke) and I’ve been wanting to try this trick, so I broke down and cooked up to London Broil tonight. I can say without a doubt the “trick” works and the Broil was some of the best I’ve had.

Having unusual headaches? Use Splenda™? They might be related.I never get headaches, but recently started getting a dull ache that seemed to get worse. I thought it might be the time of year or something I was eating. About the only thing artificial that I consumed was Splenda, so I switched to Equal(yeah I know…) and they disappeared. A fluke I thought, so I tried added some to my morning coffee and the ache reappeared.

No more Splenda for me I guess.

Mustard Seed isn’t really know for their desserts, at least not in my mind, but last week Shannon and I ate one of the best desserts there we’ve had anywhere, in a long time. It was a two layer cake. The top layer was a dark rich chocolate cake. The bottom was what tasted like a dark flour-less chocolate brownie. A layer of chocolate mousse separated the two. The outside was covered in a light soft chocolate icing, drizzled with a dark chocolate syrup.

Great prose to lament a horrible textarea.

Tried out a new place for lunch today, Momma Browns BBQ. Highlights on the buffet were some really good rutabagas and couldn’t believe this, vinegar based BBQ in Charleston.

We also happen to be eating lunch with…

Starsky and Hutch

I think I’ll post more of my favorite recipes. Should beat the usual crap I post. Everyone should post their favorites.
Hmm…, maybe we should develop a FOAF for recipes. Call it ROAF.

  • 1lb. ground beef
  • 1c chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1(15oz) can no-salt kidney beens, undrained
  • 1(14.5oz) can no-salt stewed tomatoes
  • 2(8oz) cans no-salt tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbls. dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Enough Sour Cream and Green Onion for garnish.

Coat large saucepan w/cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot.


  • Meat
  • Onion
  • Garlic

Cook until meat is browned, stirring to a crumble. Drain well and return mixture to pan.


  • Beans
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Oregano
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Pepper

Stir well, cover and reduce heat.  Simmer for 20 mins.
Serve w/Sour Cream.  Garnish w/sliced green onions.

Makes 7 servings.

My supply of “the stuff” aka coffee finally ran out at home. I decided to help out the Mozilla foundation a little. So for my next buy, I looked up a good local dealer in “the stuff” and purchased some “Worldly Lizard“.

Also I think I broke my toe this morning. Kicked the crap out of our clothes hamper.

Braved Kitchen Fresh Chicken(aka KFC, aka Kentucky Fried Chicken) for lunch today. They had no wings, no chicken fingers, no biscuits and no ice.