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Sunday, November 28, 2010


On a cold night, this brew is great.... its made with cinnamon, ginger, and a hint of citrus.  Just bought a 12 pack at Brownsboro Kroger. 

No bad advice here, just excellent brew.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010


As we all gear up for the turkey........ I thought for this post, I would share some interesting facts so that you can steal the show for your celebration.  Happy turkeying to all............

DID YOU KNOW.........
1.Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.

2.Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.

3 A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the     reason they continue to elude some hunters.

4.Turkeys spend the night in trees. They fly to their roosts around sunset.

5.Minnesota led the United States in turkey production in 2001. Forty-three million turkeys were produced

6.Turkey eggs hatch in 28 days

7.The fleshy growth under a turkey’s throat is called a wattle

8.Turkeys have a long, red, fleshy area called a snood that grows from the forehead over the bill

9.Israelis eat the most turkeys.....28 pounds per person

10.The costume that "Big Bird" wears on Sesame Street is rumored to be made of turkey feathers

11. They are so freaking tasty...................FACT


Monday, November 22, 2010


No crock potting this week.........but still some goodness..............

1 (16oz) whole wheat uncooked lasagna noodles
1 1/2 jars of spaghetti sauce or marinara
1 1/2 container cottage cheese
2 (8oz) pkg shredded mozzarella cheese
2 (8oz) pkg cheddar
1 1/2 cups of Parmesan cheese
2 lbs chicken or turkey

1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Brown meat in skillet
3. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boil.  Add noodles, cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain water.
4. Using a blender, add sauce, cottage cheese. Blend til smooth.  Spoon mixture into cooking pan
5. Place layer of cooked noodles over sauce and sprinkle a portion of cheeses over noodles.
6. Add layer of cooked meat
7. Repeat layers but last layer should be finished with noodles and cheese.
8. Bake in the oven for 45-60mins or until cheese is bubbly and golden.
9. Eat entire portion in one setting.

Hope you enjoy.  We eat like Kings over here.  Recipe courtesy of N.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


The STRONGEST frozen margaritas in town are at Sol Aztecas at 2350 Frankfort Ave.  Most of the time, I will bypass the frozen stuff and have a fresh margarita on the rocks.  Don't do that here.   For those of you who know me personally, I like to drink....sometimes A LOT.   Two of these bad boys and I'm straight up tipsy.   Lots of these places around town so not sure if they are stronger here than any other faux Mexican joint so do some research and get back to me.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Drinking EVERDAY

Why Almond Milk?

Its the cats knees, man.  Check our their website to discover all of the healthy benefits.  Its a great alternative to cow milk, soy milk, or any other milk you crazy kids drink.

...........and no, I am not a spokesman for this product.  Just sharing some goodness with the WORLD!!!!



Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Looking for a good, HEALTHY BREAKFAST?  I know you are.....

Try this....

1 small orange
1 whole wheat English muffin, toasted w/ honey or Almond Butter
Hot Tea or Coffee

Ass Kicking.............

- CM


If you like champagne, try this.  A sparkling shiraz made by Mollydooker.  Its kinda hard to find around here but you can if you look hard enough. 

Please check out their website.

Lots of great wine on there, but this one is my favorite.

- cm

Sunday, November 14, 2010


John Maze  7/5/1940 - 11/14/2010

John passed away today at 4:05pm.  He was loved by many and touched many lives.  A good man is gone.

John loved food, loved to eat, and always enjoyed a good meal.  If he doesn't belong on this blog then nothing does.  May he rest in heavenly peace.  He will be missed.............


This recipe is easy.  Go get the ingredients and make a large pot.

2lbs ground chicken (or beef, turkey, bison)
2 pkgs Chili Seasoning
4 cans of beans ( I do an assortment, black, kidney, chili hot, etc)
1 onion
2 cans diced green chiles (jalapenos if you like it hot)
1 tbsp garlic powder
3 cans tomato sauce
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp sea salt
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese

1. Chop onion and place in skillet.  Add chicken.  Season with a teaspoon of chili powder.  Brown chicken.
2. While chicken is browning, take beans, diced chiles, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and add to slow cooker or pot.
3. Add cinnamon, cumin, sea salt, and chili seasoning.
4. Put cooked chicken and onions in cooker.
5. Set on high, cook for 4 hours.
6. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and shredded cheese.
7. Don't forget the hot sauce.

A good brew to enjoy with your chili is tafelbier from the New Albanian Brewing company.  Get a growler and go fill it up. If you don't have one, they have them there.

Everyone can send a Thank you to  :)

Have a great Sunday!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Drinking NOW


GET SOME..........

Happy Veteran's Day to all.  Find a veteran and say THANK YOU.

That is all............

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Amazing Onion

The Onion has amazing healthy benefits.  They are packed full of natural antioxidants and some studies show they help to fight cancer.  Also, if you are interested in fiber,  the onion has that too.

Additional benefits:  Looking to appear a tad more tender?  Have problems showing your softer side?  Just chop an onion and watch the tears flow.  Your better half will think you have finally found that inner peace and tenderness he/she has been wanting.  CHA-CHING!!!

We put onions in most meals we make at home, and they seem to only make it better.


Monday, November 8, 2010


Most of my friends know that I like to seek out and find the cheapest, best wine. In fact, if you ever let me come to your party, I will not be ashamed to brag about how little I spent on the wine I bring over. Now, I have no experience in wine tasting, I can't tell the difference between a pinot noir and a cabernet but I know what I like. The wine above is a good buy, its very cheap and tasty. Please check out their website.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dinner on Quincy

In our house, we really like our crockpot. We normally make a meal on Sunday that lasts us for most of the week. Its easy, throw in and go. If you don't have a crockpot, you should buy one, but for now you can use a conventional stove pot. This is whats for dinner on Quincy.


2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken or ground chicken
4 (15oz) Great Northern Beans or Navy Beans (for the sailors out there)
2 (15oz) Hominy or white corn (I like the hominy)
2 cans chopped Green Chiles
2 Taco Seasoning
2 (10.75oz) cans cream of Chicken Soup
2(14oz) can chicken broth
1 cup Sour Cream
chopped green onion
monterey jack cheese

1. Place chicken in a slow cooker or pot
2. Top with beans and corn
3. Add Chiles, condensed soup, chicken broth, taco seasoning
4. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. On high it will cut time in half. Walk away

Go to wine store, buy a bottle(s) of wine, come home, open wine, drink wine.

5. Before serving, if you use chicken breasts, break up chicken.
6. Stir in sour cream
7. Serve topped with green onions and jack cheese.

Hope you enjoy this recipe. It's easy and delicious.

- CM