Miraculously, I have found TWO new network tv shows that I like...
- Awake - When last I raved about sexy, brooding, Brit actor Jason Isaacs, I was watching the BBC mystery show Case Histories, and marveling that he was the same actor who played the evil Lucius Malfoy. Well now he's on NBC's Awake, and he's equally sexy and brooding, only now he's rocking an excellent American accent. I'm really enjoying the show so far, it's of the Lost/what-the-hell's-going-on-here vein. Too complicated for me to try to explain here. So you should watch it yourselves because it's fun. You can catch up on the first episodes at the NBC website here.
- Missing - Ashley Judd as a middle-aged woman who KICKS SOME BUTT! I am loving this show because a) She's a middle-aged woman who actually looks like a middle-aged woman. and b) She kicks some butt, and looks good doing it. She's a widowed ex-CIA agent whose son is kidnapped. She's searching the world to find her boy so she can serve up a big load of whoop-ass on whoever took him. I'd do the same, wouldn't you? If you missed the first episode you can catch it on the ABC website here. ALL MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN MUST WATCH THIS SHOW OUT OF SOLIDARITY. Plus, Ashley Judd has the same haircut that I do!
Well now, this is simply brilliant, and an excellent idea for a party...According to this article, the wine director of Auberge du Soleil Hotel in Napa, CA has put together a list of Girl Scout Cookie wine pairings. I know it's a question you've all been worrying about, and now we have the answers! What to serve with a box of Do-Si-Dos? They suggest a 2009 Schloss Gobelsburg Gobelsburger Zweigelt. "The light-bodied and fruity Zweigelt paired with the Do-Si-Dos brings home the flavors of peanut butter & jelly." Bought one too many boxes of Savannah Smiles? Try serving it with a 2010 Dr. Loosen “Bernkasteler Lay” Riesling-Kabinett. “The lemon notes and powdered sugar create an amazing match with this off-dry, high- acid white wine.” And of course, both of the chocolaty faves, Thin Mints and Samoas, are best paired with a nice Tawny Port.
Don't say I've never taught you anything.
Oh dear God, it was tasty! Yesterday morning I took the leftover St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Potatoes, fried it up, and poached an egg on top. I should have taken a picture because it was so GORGEOUS, but I gobbled it up before the thought occurred to me. And I should give you a recipe, but I just stuck it all in a skillet and fried it up so... no recipe. You'll just have to trust me that it was outrageously good. Mmmmm. Next year, I must remember to make more corned beef just for the LEFTOVERS!
So stinking cute...
I fear that this is true...
The other day on the radio I heard a study that said that 51% of men say they are the primary grocery shoppers in their families. PRIMARY. Could that be true?!! Do 51% of y'all let your men do the majority of the shopping?! Really?! I mean, can 51% of people's husbands actually cook? Jimmy's abilities are limited to what I describe as "weird eggs". Or is it that 51% of you trust your husband to actually buy the right stuff? Because I'd say that Jimmy shops for about 1% of our groceries, and out of that I'd say he gets about 10% of the purchased items right. So...well you can do the math yourself, but it's pretty damned pathetic. Please, PLEASE tell me that I am not the only one whose husband is this useless in this area.
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