Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Stuff on the Way to Other Stuff: What's Cookin', Good-Lookin'?

Dry, tan ground. Or mud. Warmth. Fog and cooler temps, with rain turning to ice. Snow, lots of it. 
When the music -- or the weather -- changes, twirl and repeat..

We've been through the "Weather Waltz" several times now. Thankfully, it's a lot more moisture than Colorado (at least us on the 'flatlands') normally get this time of year. How can you keep warm or stay cool, with all this going on? Ah well, the flu, and its accompanying fever, have skipped back so often, with hot flashes filling in the mix, that I don't even know what temp it is anymore, bodywise.

     For some reason, 'Monday Stuff' this week is heavy on recipes. I've been trying to use up leftovers, and clean out the cupboards some -- shades of the annual Pantry Challenge. Maybe that's why. So far, it's succeeding, with the exception of eggs. But who would gripe about the chickies laying extra! Weather changes don't seem to bother them that much right now -- they just go in the coop. 

No, I am not going to talk about the Broncos being knocked out of the playoffs. I can't hear a thing about the Broncos and the Colts...what'd you say?

Had to start with this, of course.

An interactive version of the Aurora Borealis. I've only seen this was amazing and a little scary, all at the same time.  Both times.

How to make a Viking tent. (And get yourself into a Viking festival, too.) Actually, they look a fair amount like Indian tepees... from Chicken Blog.

Want to live in a castle? Bleckinsopp Castle's up for sale, in England. You can move there, for only 325,000 pounds.  (That's about $493,000 and change.) It's even got 14th century ruins, and a reputed ghost.

Breakfast eggrolls? Why not -- they look delicious. (From Betty Crocker)

24 photos that don't seem to have gotten the point. 

Slow cooker buffalo chicken soup. (From Who Needs A Cape) Like buffalo chicken wings? You'll enjoy this.

A time capsule, from the 1790s, is rediscovered and opened.

A set of 1870s baseball cards. Value, according to Antiques Roadshow -- more than a million dollars. (Note the big grin on the owner's face when you click through on the link.)

Weird bits of family history...from

A platform bed with storage? Yes, six different DIY ways, using IKEA. We have got to do this... (From Apartment Therapy)

Skillet beef stroganoff. She says for 89 cents a serving...I'd say a little more. But it looks good. (From Pennies & Pancakes)She's got some five-minute fudge worth checking out, too.

Real paella, step by step, as made by Adoracion in Spain. (From Tomatoes on the Vine)

Thumbtack pumpkins. Sounds weird, right? Look at these beauties... (from MomAdvice)

She's got another interesting post about making money by organizing your closet. Hmmm...

An easy way to help you meet those New Year's resolutions. (Also from Money Saving Mom. What a girl.)

I am a big fan of Al Sharpton to begin with. But to read this report on how he (and his organization) conveniently 'forget' to attack organizations who pay him (or his organization)...I feel a little sick. (And it's not the flu, either.) Someday this man will pay for the misjustice he's done, in the name of justice.

There are a million weird ways to die -- and New York City's medical examiner has seen them all. My favorite quote -- “Your faithful golden retriever might sit next to your dead body for days, starving, but the tabby won’t,” she writes. “Your pet cat will eat you right away, with no qualms at all. I’ve seen the result.”

Confessions of a former TSA official. And they're not nice...

Have a great week.

Let's go play in the mud/ice/snow, Mom!

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