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Tips From my Parents’ Kitchen II

1a. Leftovers can make a meal. Cold baked beans, for instance, are perfectly acceptable to eat the next day without any reheating necessary. I’ve never actually had the desire to try it, but I’ve seen it done more times than I can count. Give it a shot.

1b. This leftovers technique is especially true after a party, usually a birthday party. Breakfast the next morning should always consist of leftover pizza, birthday cake, or both.

2. When frying greasy things, use metal tongs to grip a folded paper towel and mop up the grease as you cook. It seems like more work perhaps, but apparently it keeps grease from splattering all over your stove. If you’re not the individual that has to clean up after the meal, disregard what I just said.

3. When baking frozen cookies (we always used these Tollhouse cookies) preheat the oven to the temperature given in the package’s instructions. Next, eat the little frozen cubes of dough. If you haven’t eaten them all, put whatever’s left in the oven for the recommended time; otherwise, don’t forget to turn the oven off.

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A Taste of the Midwest

Why Have Mustaches Fallen Out of Style?

I’m certainly not claiming to be an expert on style here, as those who know me will surely attest, but this is a trend I’ve noticed over the last several years. That trend being a decrease in the number of mustaches I see every day. This chart indicates the frequency of mustache-spottings-per-day over the last 10 years:

Now clearly, I just made this chart up.  However, I think it’s probably relatively accurate, though a bit hyperbolic.  For the sake of clarity, I’m talking about mustaches-only — frankly I think a mustache is just part of a beard unless it’s riding solo.  So why is this downward spiral occurring?

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How to Make a Fantastic Mixed Drink

1. Fill a tumbler 3/4 of the way with ice cubes.  Not crushed, cubed.

2. Add some Jameson until about half full.

There are other options for this step, but this is my preference.  If you’re feeling thrifty, go for some Seagrams 7.  If you want to step it up because your money is burning a hole in your pocket but don’t really care if there is a noticeable upgrade despite the extra cost, you might consider springing for some Bushmills.  Regardless, Step 2 remains the same.

3.  Mix it up.  Drink it.