Monday, May 5, 2014

Today I Need a Little Inspiration

What's in a name?

Today I need a little inspiration. Yes, as sad as really I am. I am no longer the Oh So Unusual Housewife and haven't been for such a long while now. I just haven't had... well anyhow... Friday would have been our sixth year anniversary and dammit... I so thought I 'd be happier to be divorced although cannot say that I am. Anyhow, looking for a little guidance. I thought to look to Julia Child, a guidance that escaped me quite sometime ago.

I've always had a thing for sauces and dressings.

The basic sauce takes only a few minutes to make.

2 TBSP butter

3 TBSP flour

2 Cups milk

1/4 TSP salt

Salt and pepper to taste

In a saucepan melt butter on low heat. Blend flour and cook slowly stirring until the butter and flour froth together for 2 minutes without coloring. While blending butter and flour have milk with salt heating in a separate saucepan.
Remove the butter flour mixture from heat. As soon as the bubbles disappear, pour the hot milk into the saucepan. Immediately use a wire wisk to combine the milk, butter, and flour completely over moderately high heat. Boil for about a minute, while stirring. Remove from heat add additional salt and pepper.

Shockingly one of my most favorite attempts of a variation for the sauce was when I added a bay leaf and two whole cloves setting the oven on low heat and placing the sauce in a cast iron skillet allowing the flavors to set in for about half an hour: adding in extra butter as necessary, I'm sure.

From Mastering the Art of French cooking

Only a little something to brighten my day.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Apple Dumplings

I'm gonna have to say I haven't been paying too much attention lately to the Food Network. Last night I caught an episode of Trisha Yearwood's show. I couldn't help but try a recipe for apple dumplings. Let me just say they were so good! I'm looking forward to trying more of her stuff. She might just be my new favorite food celeberty chef right next to Rachel Ray, Paula Deen, The barefoot Contessa, Chef Ann Burrell and of course Ina Garten. Oh, and I almost forgot Sandra Lee. My very first Food Network Cookbook was a Sandra Lee semi-homemade cookbook. I'm so going to be watching more of the Food Network. Please keep the good food coming! Next, I might try Trisha's blueberry pancakes! Yum!

Monday, January 28, 2013

McDonald's vs Burger King the Snack Wrap Decision

I know. I know. I have a problem with McDonald's. I really shouldn't be eating out. I just can't stop myself. The new Chipotle Barbeque grilled chicken snack wrap is irresistible, under three hundred calories, and a perfect snack for on the go.

I have to admit the dollar menu catches my eye every time. I'm a sucker for a chicken sandwich, although I'm sure the personnel at McDonald's cringe when they see me because I almost always special order mine with mustard and pickles which is exceptional if I do say so myself. Now, speaking of mustard there is also a Honey Mustard chicken wrap that is also pretty nice and of course when ordered grilled this little snack is also under the three hundred calories.

Although, I have a bit of truth to confess. McDonald's has been taking a backseat to Burger King in the dollar menu arena. Now, everybody has got to know by now I'm a fan of the McDonalds's McDouble because the buns are never under par.

However, the charcoal broiled sandwich at Burger King has an undeniable flavor. I'm hungry right now just thinking about a burger. The angus snack wrap isn't too bad either I just cannot decide who makes the best snack wraps... McDonald's... Burger King... mmm... which has the least  calories?

I'm hungry... I think I might need to check the nutritional information. Did I mention the local McDonald's recently hired new people. Awesome, they're all so friendly and amazing. I just love love the golden Arches.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Hidden beyond country
A wonder of delicate delight
Something I've found
Now known renowned
A hidden of nothingness to me
To wonder forbidden
To know not of without
Consumed in presents
Consumed with doubt
For unknown unfound
What I've given frowned
A frown once was
Once was without
Once given doubt
A doubt did do
An untamed shrew
Unknown known true
Thus do suppose
What once shown
An orchid knows no self-doubt

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Forgiveness intended the unintended
When attended the attendee
Of neediness be?
Of neediness
Or needy wander
The needed to wander
A rome and to squander
Of what of a lie
A sweet
A sweet
Oh how could this be sweet
The attended need not to be forgiven
Forewarned maybe concerned
A friend to be friended
However attended?
I think not
I think the forgiveness sought
Is the attendance
Really to cover remembrance
To feed the forlorn
The tarnished concern
For wouldn't the attendee
Find the needy
The real need be
In who she did see
Then of course wept
Known not the decept
The deceit really be
The attended or the attendee
However who went to wander
Oh who wander to went
Then however who was
Who wouldn't commit
Forgiveness unfounded
Confound confined
What answers should be told
With attendance denied

A Memory Without A Memory

If I write a few words will they have any meaning
If meaning of meaning unlike nothingness screaming
Should I write not a word not meaning unmeant
Should I worry upon wonder with seamless intent
Although could I let go, without despair
Without without what is unchosen unfair
To know the unknown and nothing sincere
Forgiveness is a blessing known not perhaps
For nothing is endured without unfilled in gaps
Relinquish from requests words to find answers
Confused and confound a memory of standards