Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cooking Up the Thursday Trio

Time flies when you're having fun, or so they say. I'm "working" at my part-time job every day so I almost feel like I'm back in the daily grind.

Alas, poor ReformingGeek.

I know that I'm not getting much sympathy from you guys...

It's Thursday again and I'm ready to "cook up" something.

Uh....I mean ROAST!

Before I get started on that, we had our first hailstorm of the season Monday evening. Although the hailstones weren't much larger than golf balls, they made a "Gosh Dern" awful noise hitting our windows and siding.

Gosh Dern, ReformingGeek?

Yeah. That's mild cursing here in Texas.

Fortunately, the storm didn't do much more than leave tree poop all over the driveway and yard.

As soon as you guys get over here with your brooms and sweep up, I'll finish this post.




OK. FINE! (That's more mild cursing.) I waited. You didn't show and I had beer.

Cleanup can wait. I've got a post to write.

So it's on with the roasting business:

Jacki from Moving at the Speed of Life cooks up a storm and her concoctions always look so yummy! She is now the owner of a new Money Pit home so I'm wishing her the best on getting her house and household ready for the big move. So in honor of Jacki, here's a nice batch of homemade Spanish Rice. I wish you and yours could have been her to enjoy it. It was delicious!

Tracy from Rambling Thoughts of the Neverending Mind is next on the stove. Notice the "rambling" part of her blog name? Well, she does write long posts and leaves long comments although I'm not sure I would really call it rambling. Not knowing what Tracy really looks like (I've looked on all the porn sites and couldn't find her), I'm thinking she has long hair, like Rapunzel:

Be careful. Do not forget to send her a question for her Tuesday special "Ask Tracy" or else she may wrap you in her golden threads and strangle the last little bit of life out of you! Also, DO NOT offer her any unwanted pets. She may serve them back to you on a platter.

Last in the roasting pan today is Dizzblnd from Soggy Doggy Bloggy. Obey her commands and do the Sunday special, folks. She's a funny lady with great stories from her family's adventures (like loading trash cans into a small car) and from long days answering the phone and talking with idiots intelligent people planning to dig and avoid utility lines. I found this picture of her letting her boss have it one day:

Or maybe that guy is one of her dumbass callers!

That was three. No extra roast today but I'm planning on having roasted cat tonight!

Just kidding.

It would be too messy and it probably doesn't taste like chicken.

Photo credits: ReformingGeek's driveway quickly snapped by ReformingGeek Tuesday afternoon. No rights reserved. Spanish Rice quickly snapped by ReformingGeek while distracting Perspective Cat and Hubby. No rights reserved. Rapunzel: Wikipedia. Dizzblnd: Who knows? It arrived via email.


Unknown said...

Okay now I am starving!
I was going to make a roast for dinner but seeing that spanish rice....

Bee (the one who muses) said...

"She's a funny lately"? ;o)

I love Jacki's helpful tips in the kitchen! I file them away for when I decide to be a proper wifey. I'm sure the day will come. :o)

ReformingGeek said...

@georgie - Go for it!

@Bee - Thanks for pointing that out. I missed that last night while I was half asleep reading thru the post.

Marissa said...

Man, that's a LONG driveway. You run some miles and then you still have to finish off with that driveway to get in the house? I'd need someone to hand me a water cup just making my way out to the street.

United Studies said...

Oh man....Spanish Rice is one of my favorite dishes! Yummm...

Thanks for being kind to me on my first roast!

ReformingGeek said...

@Marissa - At least it's downhill coming down the drive.

@Jacki - It's good stuff. One of these days, I'll find some dirt on you. ;-)

Jean Knee said...

I didn't know someone as old as you could still cook.

looks tasty

Anonymous said...

I used to buy already prepared veggie food, but lately I've been dabbling in the baking & cooking thing. Scary. No roasts though. They sorta remind me of a baby someone's high bf stuck in the oven. Yeah, can't eat them.

ReformingGeek said...

@Jean - I may be old but I can turn on the stove. ;-)

@Mary - I can take beef in small doses.

Anonymous said...

What an entertaining and fun post! I see you all the time over at Quirky Loon's blog - she's like one of my favorite blogger buddy colleagues so thought I'd drop in. I'll be back, fo sho!

Dang I'm hungry now - gonna go rustle up some grub :)


Machinist said...

The "unexplainable" picture makes sense if you realize the sewing machine is a Singer!

The siren song of the Singer lured the hapless driver onto the shoals of the road. Call him Odysseus.

SplitRock Dozer said...

That rice looks great! How about an invite next time?

Tree poop? While I get some of that myself I've never heard that term before. I like it! Ever forget to shake mustard before you put it on your sandwhich? The stuff that comes out is mustard pee. ;-)

Great blog, gald I found it.

ReformingGeek said...

@Marvin - Thank you. Come on back anytime. Hope you had a good snack.

@Machinist - Awesome connection, Machinist!

@SplitRock - Thanks. Mustard pee can ruin any good sandwich! Welcome to the madness.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the love! THAT was a pic of me and one of the idiot callers. I like my job too much to cuss my boss out. Your spanish rice looks delish!

Tracy Rambles On And On said...

Hey! I've never been roasted before!
I liked, more like I didn't like it, I LOVED it!
Of course, I love anything that has to do with me.
The "Rambling" is because I sometimes sit down with my laptop, post subject all lined up, but then my fingers start flying and one word reminds me of something else so I have to tell that story before I forget to and then that story takes me on to a different subject so I have to talk about that while it's in my addled brain because if I don't, it could be gone forever. Thus, I tend to ramble.
But for some reason, I have people who read it and I love you all for it so I will, in the great, wise words of Led Zeplin "Ramble On".

Also, that's why I never post pictures of myself. If you're looking on porn sites for me, then the "mystery shroud" is doing it's job!

Thanks for thinkin of me!

ReformingGeek said...

@Dizzblnd - You're welcome.

@Tracy - I'm glad you liked being cooked.

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"