So Proud of our Nephew

Someone got a texted pic of our nephew’s report card. He’s in the 3rd grade and his highest scores were in Music, Math and Science in that order too.

I think us shipping him the books that we do, the Amazon Fire tablet all helped. Hopefully he can maintain interest in those fields as they will serve him well throughout his life.

 

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Another Series I’m digging

So it came out a while ago but it’s from BBC America and it’s called Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Now it’s funny¬† – it’s the third to last book that Douglas Adams ever wrote. And I’m now into Episode 3 on Hulu. It’s weird – tried to watch it on BBC America but because I don’t have a cable TV subscription I couldn’t. But good thing come to those who wait – indeed I finished watching Future Man and the next epsiode to pop up on Hulu was the above.

I see elements too of DGHDA (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) plus The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul where the gods are in fact walking the earth.

So if you have a hulu account – go watch. It’s uproariously funny.

 

A Series I’m Binging on

It’s called Future Man – the whole series thus far has been one laugh fest. Stuff you never see coming.

Short post because I don’t want to destroy it for anyone. Let’s just say lots of time travel and the hijinks that go along with it. It’s a Hulu exclusive – they produced it.

Something else I made today

Macaroni and Cheese. Let me explain, it used 2 cups of shredded Kerry Gold Reserve Cheddar, 2 cups of shredded Le Gruyere cheese, some Kerry Gold unsalted butter, Goats Milk, three Lobster tails, chopped up and sauteed in that same butter with some salt and pepper, then some crab meat. And I used just 12oz. of pasta – that’s the key with Mac and Cheese, if you want a creamier version use less pasta.

It was fucking awesome. It started with a simple 4tbsp butter to 4tbsp flour roux. Add in salt, pepper, paprika, dijon, worcestershire, and freshly grated nutmeg. Then pout in a cup of cold goats milk, then 3 more cups. Run up the temp to about 150F. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese. And add in previously prepared lobster and crab.

Then that goes over cooked pasta. I did mine in an 8×8 buttered non stick pan. Here’s what it looks like:
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Definitely looks good.

What to do with overripe bananas

So I had three overripe and one ripe banana – that along with some sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, flour and some chopped walnuts into a greased loaf pan at 350F (180C) for 55 minutes in my convector.

Here are the results – the loaf is cooling in pan on the rack right now.

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Looks pretty damned good. Can’t wait to cut a piece off.

 

 

The cheese stands alone

Dear non existent deity! We’ve long been using Kerry Gold Butter in it’s various guises, unsalted, salted and garlic herb. All of it awesome – it’s like the butter we’ve been getting in the past pales in experience of flavor.

The butter in particular – we brought some to a friends house and she thought it was cheese – yeah that tasty. Damnation who knew Irish butter was so good.

So not long ago we were at BJ’s club in Coventry, RI – and yes I know there’s one in Johnston, RI and in South Attleboro, MA that are closer. But in any case someone spotted Kerry Gold product in the refrigerated case. We looked and it’s their Reserve Cheddar.

For a cheddar it’s marvelous. You know how a lot of cheddar cheese has a grainy texture – not so the Kerry Gold – it’s creamy as all hell. And it’s got a nice sharpness but a sweet finish that’s really tasty.

And I hear tell Kerry Gold makes an Irish Cream liquor – we definitely want to try that too because if the Irish can do butter like this, imagine the booze. And I know for a fact that there are more drunks in Ireland than any other country so there’s that too.