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A mini-rant, an AHHH!, and a recipe

First, because of things happening to a very good friend of mine (this has crossover with our flists, I know) who, and I'd swear this over the life of my children, is one of the most thoughtful and considerate people on LJ, I want to say this: if you ever share anything I put in a locked post with anyone outside of that locked post, you are dead to me. Now. I don't go off on people under a lock (I have, though, but it's rare) and I don't post under a lock often. When I do it's with people whom I feel safe sharing my personal thoughts. Or it's writing that I'm uncertain about. Or it's personal information about my kids, maybe pictures. NONE OF THAT IS MEANT FOR THE WORLD. I will hunt you down and shame you, should you do something like that.

But none of you would do that, right? :) And if you think it's ever okay to do so, this is where you go ahead and take me off your flist and we just call it a day, fair and square.

Having said that, I would like to direct your attention to this Murphy bed made out of a PIANO. Guys, I won't lie, this hurts me. Background info: I grew up the daughter of a piano tuner/repair man. My father is a member of a dying breed of artisans, no lie. We always had a few pianos in the house as he worked on varying stages of their rebuilding, and I spent countless hours in the summer (or after school) helping my dad rebuild the actions. (When you hit a key, a series of levers and hammers activate to hit the string. I had the glorious job of using an ancient steam iron and nasty old rag that held decades of old glue within its fibers to loosen the glue that held the felt that cushioned the hammers that sat in the butt that housed the dampers that lived in the house that Jack built.)

My sister, Dampersnspoons (hey, there's where the name is from! *g*) actually helps him tuneDO EVERYTHING ELSE with pianos as well. I'm getting off track, but I want to say yes, the idea is cool, but I think, OH, THAT GLORIOUS UPRIGHT! It could have been in my home, and the wood is so beautiful! Sigh. I realize I'm mostly alone on this one. *solo C note, drop an octave, back up and tighten* <-- for my sister.

LASTLY! Holy sheep dung, I made a "faux mashed potato" last night that I was sure no one would like, but I had to try. And guess what? It was CRAZY DELICIOUS. Also, my son didn't realize it wasn't potatoes. The secret? Actual human brains. Just kidding, it was cauliflower. Quit scrolling, this was delicious! OKAY, OKAY, IT HAS BUTTER, ARE YOU GOING TO CLICK NOW?Collapse )

I have to go to Sam's and buy apocalypse portions of toilet paper today. Why? Because I'm an American, that's why. (Lol, I have space and a teen boy with friends that evidently eat a lot of cheese. Gross.) <-- I never said I was classy. It was SASSY. They rhyme, I get why you'd be confused.


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Jan. 13th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Flock breakers. BAH.

Mmm. CAULIFLOWER. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It's so freaking good mashed.
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
It's almost scandalous, how delicious it is.
Jan. 13th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, interesting. I shall save this. :)

And yes, the bed is very pretty. I guess if i, personally, knew it was beyond saving, i'd feel better about it being turned into a bed than being broken up and burned or whatever. Poor old thing.

We had a player piano that my dad totally redid with IV tubing from the hospital. We played the hell out of the rolls - such fun!
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
I'm making it again tonight, that's how much of a hit in the house it was. YUM.
Jan. 13th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)

yeah, wtf.

I would immediately know the difference between your faketatos and real mashy taters, dude. IMMEDIATELY.
Jan. 13th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD ARE YOU CALLING MY KIDS RETARDED. I am totally making a locked post about your ass.
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Jan. 13th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
I can't believe someone would be that unthinking to repost something that was locked.

That cauliflower recipe sounds extra yummy. Sadly, no way would my other half eat it (he hates cauliflower, cheese and sour cream. I think that leaves the butter.)
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
Scott hates cauliflower too. I DON'T CARE. They're diabetes-menu friendly. LOVE IT.
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
I think I recall this from when I had gestational diabetes. I pretty much had a separate meal plan. The husband is very, very fussy food wise.
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Jan. 14th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, but they can be that unthinking. Isn't that just... amazing? The nerve of some people.
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
Ive been doing the mashed cauliflower thing since: 1) I was allowed to eat veggies again and 2) found out how many carbs were in potatos and therefore almost verboten on the die-a-betes thang.

They're also REALLY good w/ cheddar cheese. (supermarket cheddar, even lowfat). Or a grinding of Italian herbs. Or a lil olive oil. I'M USING THEM A LOT. I use my stick blender, and, because I like to have my veggies on hand, I'm using bags of frozen cauliflower. DELISH.

BTW? If you like Pecorino Romano, try & find some Locatelli. YUM.
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
I like them roasted, too, but I usually just ate them steamed. The addition of the yogurt and Parm made it redonk.

Locatelli, CHECK. And for the record, I like all the cheeses. Mmmm, Stilton.
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Jan. 14th, 2011 08:22 am (UTC)
So I need to try some cauliflower? Never had it before, and need to get the Evil Overlord in Training to eat more veggies....

so yeah, I would never do that, so you know.
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Feed your babies all the veggies from day one (it takes 5 - 10 exposures before they'll accept it, but they WILL eat it) and they'll eat anything you give them as they age.

I'm not joking when I say I put food in front of my kids and they eat it. They eat DURIAN. Bok Choy is their all time fave veggie, and they'll eat it raw. You just have to stick with it. [/mom of 3]
Jan. 15th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
Just made the brains faux potatoes. Tres yum!
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I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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