Friday, April 22, 2011

Simply Friday...

The weather around here has taken a roller coaster ride lately.


Windy least it ain't Winter anymore. I'm trying to get some things done around the house from my To-Do List, and I have added a few things to my Done-List.

But, it's a never ending deal when you own a home. That's one reason I liked living in the apartment. No work, all play...

Well, you do have to keep the inside clean. But the only work I did outside was lay by the pool and drink a few cold libations. Oh the life of a working man.

But having a home is a lot of work. Cutting the grass, landscaping, doing something all the time. No rest for the working man...

I did some yard work yesterday and I'm sore as hell today, but I have to push through it and cut the grass again before Sister Rain comes to the party again.

No rest for the working man...

Happy Easter!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

This & That...and a few other things.

A quick update before I get into the body of this post.

New AC & Heating split unit is installed and running. That's good...that weekend it was 90 degrees. Today, it's mid 40's. Only in Tennessee...

New replacement Vinyl Windows are measured and on order and should be here in a few weeks.

Yes...I spent some mega bucks for these two home improvement updates. But, it was a necessary evil that had to be done. So...these two upgrades should save me some mega bucks on heating and cooling.

Put it this way, I spent more money on these two items than I have spent in a lifetime on beer and grills. And I've gone thru some beers and grills in my lifetime.

So...these upgrades were not cheap. And I've always said, you get what you pay for. I bought the top of the line equipment...and...they are made in the USA!

Can't beat that... I spent a lot of my hard earned money I thought, I need to find a classic beer budget recipe and put a champagne twist to it. To celebrate my short lived growing bank account...I found the perfect one.

Caviar Deviled Eggs


6 hard cooked eggs

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

1/2 teaspoon dill weed

1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

1/8 teaspoon salt

dash pepper

1 dash Paprika

6 teaspoons caviar

Preparation method

1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks; set whites aside.

2. In a bowl, mash the yolks. Add mayonnaise, horseradish, dill, mustard, salt and pepper; mix well.

3. Pipe or spoon into egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika. Refrigerate until serving.

4. Right before seving, top with 1/2 teaspoon of caviar on each egg half.

There you go...


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Weekend Report...

Here it is April 10th and the weather is geared for summer already.

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. South southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

90? ...In April?

Ah...yep. 90...

These South winds just bitch slapped Old Man Winter and told the old boy to take a hike. That would fine with me but can we start with some 70's please?

90? ...In April?