Archive for ‘Six Word Saturday’

October 8, 2011

Six Word Saturday: Mmm!

by Janie Jones

***Updated with Meatloaf Recipe Link***

Made a monstrously mouthwatering meatloaf recipe:

Four pounds of ground beef baby! Was a busy day, and now I have meatloaf coma, so I’ll post the recipe laters….

***If your mouth is now watering for meatloaf, here’s a link to my recipe!***

Six Word Saturday Challenge is courtesy of Show My Face, Six Word Saturday

October 1, 2011

Six Word Saturday Template: Grocery Day

by Janie Jones

Jones family marathon grocery shopping today.

At the very least the next 4 hours of my Saturday will be devoted to coupon clipping, store hopping and checkbook hemorrhaging.  In my neighborhood of the Great White North our food store selections are even more limited than our budget, so we make sure we get the best prices possible by watching for sales and store hopping for the best deals.  When something goes on sale, we buy in bulk.  Bulk, baby, bulk.  See, canned fruit, veg and soup is on sale at one store this week for half price.  We’ll be buying at least a dozen cans of each.  When that’s done there’s the unpacking of the shopping sacks, the amazing feat of shelf and ice box stuffing, and finally collapsing to our reward for good behavior:  fried chicken (which happens to be on special with a coupon).

May your Six Word Saturday be bountiful.

Six Word Saturday Challenge is courtesy of Show My Face, Six Word Saturday

September 24, 2011

Six Word Saturday Template: You’ve got poop on your shoe

by Janie Jones

No shit. This is how I’m spending my Saturday afternoon.  And not because I have a horse.

“What’s the scoop on poop?”  You my dear readers may ask…

Well. The family is about to drive about 45 minutes each way for the honor of scooping Hawthorne the Horse’s poop.  It’s a tradition now.  In the fall we drive to a friends ranch, scoop a trailer full of poop and compost it for next year’s garden.  We get the best produce.  So, I guess you could say, that’s some good shit. The proof is in the poop. Excellent excrement lends to an effusion of edibles.

I’ll stop now.

And, hands down it beats doing homework!

Happy Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday Challenge is courtesy of Show My Face, Six Word Saturday

September 3, 2011

Six Word Saturday – Asbestos Mouth Needed

by Janie Jones

Janie has been craving homemade salsa. Last year’s tomato harvest was so prolific that we made a couple huge batches and they rocked. After that, shelf stable Old El Paso just doesn’t cut it.

However, this year the Jalapenos and Serranos were extra hot. I used the same amount as usual, but whoo-doggies! That’s hot! Even ol’ asbestos mouth Leif had to admit, “That’s got some bite.”

If you are interested in creating edible toxic waste, here’s my recipe:

Janie’s Homemade Salsa

Roughly chop your favorite tomatoes. I prefer Beefsteak and Cherry tomatoes, but I also have used Romas and plain slicing tomatoes. Make sure they are at peak ripeness for best flavor, ideally, grow your own.

Put tomatoes in a blender and puree just a few seconds until you have about 2 cups of a wateryish pulpy mixture. You can easily add more or less tomatoes depending on how much you consume. Generally I find we can easily eat any amount I make faster than I’d expect because it is so yummy.

Then add approximately 1 Jalapeno and 1 Serrano pepper to the blender and puree a few more seconds. Note: The heat factor of peppers really varies! If you want mild salsa just add a few slices at a time until you reach desired heat. For even milder salsa be sure to remove all pepper seeds. Because size of peppers and heat factor varies so much, I usually buy a few extra peppers so if I end up with very mild peppers I can add more than one of each. There’s no way to know before chopping and mixing what you’re going to get, so you’ll have to torture yourself with frequent tasting (you might want to consider buying an extra bag of chips just for taste testing…). Luckily, the peppers tend to only cost a few cents so even a cheapskate like me has no qualms about buying more than I might need.

If you don’t like watery salsa you can add some tomato paste to thicken to taste. Generally no more than a small can (6 oz). Puree a few seconds to mix in if desired.

Transfer salsa to a mixing bowl. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of lime juice, some chopped cilantro, and minced garlic, coarse sea salt and coarse ground pepper to taste. The lime juice is important. You can use fresh limes or “Realime” juice in the bottles. You will notice you have added enough when you get a fresh tang to the salsa. You shouldn’t actually taste the lime independently, unless you like lime salsa…. I like about two Tablespoons of minced garlic, and probably about 1 Tablespoon of salt but I’ve never measured, I just add until it tastes good. I use a pepper grinder, so it’s hard to say how much I use. Maybe half of a Tablespoon. I buy cilantro in a bunch from the grocery store, I use about half the bundle, but they may not be standard size. Cilantro has a citrusy-soapy sort of smell some people do not like as well as others; we argue about how much in the Jones household because I love it, and Leif not so much.

Next finely dice an Anaheim pepper and 1 large bell pepper and stir into mixture. Any sweet variety of bell pepper will work, but I like to use half a yellow and half an orange to give the salsa an aesthetically pleasing mix of color.

Last finely slice about 2-3 green onion bottoms and stir into mixture. You can use the tops (leaves) as well if you like.

Optional extra step: I like to chop a few (say, 8-12 or so) cherry tomatoes into small bite size pieces to give the salsa a little more texture and body.

When starting with approximately 2 cups of pureed tomatoes you should end up with around 1 quart of salsa. If kept properly refrigerated, it will keep for a few weeks. To maintain freshness longer, do not dip chips out of main container, scoop only what you want to use into a separate dish and discard unused portion when finished or save separately so as not to contaminate your main batch.

Best when chilled thoroughly before enjoying. Serve with your favorite chips (definitely blue corn tortilla chips), sour cream &/or guacamole. We also like it as a topping on our favorite Mexican style foods.

Happy Six Word Saturday!

Six Word Saturday Challenge is courtesy of Show My Face, Six Word Saturday

August 29, 2011

And, I nearly gagged on the end woof.

by Janie Jones

I was having some trouble thinking of what to blog this morning. Fortuitously I happened to comment on a blogspot blog which required those security word entries. I kid you not, there I typed: ENDWOOF.

Which made me giggle. Then I thought it ties in nicely to my 6WS offering.

The end woof is the smelly dog breath that permeates your breathing space after a dog barks.

Ooh that smell.

August 27, 2011

Six word Saturday

by Janie Jones

“The smelly dog breath surrounds you.”

You too can sing along with this Saturday’s six word offering using the tune of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s That Smell

Ooh, ooh that smell
Can’t you smell that smell?
Ooh, ooh that smell
The smelly dog breath surrounds you.

Yeah.
Dog of rankness is upon you.
Cover up your sleepy face (you, dog, you)
He’ll take another lick, stick his tongue up your nose,
Dodge it quick, dog breath astounds you. (smell, yeah)

Enjoy your Saturday and all it’s smells.

Six Word Saturday Challenge is courtesy of Show My Face, Six Word Saturday

August 21, 2011

The six word Saturday that ate my Sunday

by Janie Jones

So I woke up this morning at 8:30 and made myself tea.

Then I checked my email.  Ooh!  Ooh!  I have comments on my blog.

What’s this?  My blog friend  Tinman (at Worth Doing Badly) says to actually join Six Word Saturday and play with the big blogs?  Well, if you insist.

Suddenly I’m feeling quite sick to my stomach.  That’s odd.  I wonder why.

Holy crap!  It’s 3 in the afternoon.  My tea is cold.  I have a stomach ache because I haven’t eaten anything yet today because I’ve been playing with my blog and reading other blogs for 6 and a half hours.

I should shower and let the dog out.  And get some food.  A fresh cup of tea.

Seriously, where did the day go?!?

Ooh!  Ooh!  I have another comment!