Thursday, November 02, 2006

This and That -- Times six

1. This. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Remember Cheech and Chong?
If you do you might want to read the Cheech and Chong News (link)
Just released:
$15.99 (order now)
The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint (hardcover)• book written by Tommy Chong while in prison discusses his childhood, growing up, his views on life, as well as his experiences in prison• 224 pages• RELEASED: AUGUST 8, 2006
2. That -- The talking mule talks again
The current Leon Hale column in the Houston Chronicle tells how this favorite mule, relagated to silence since July has begun to talk again (link) in The mule ends his silence.
Per the mule, ""The word comes from the Latin noun mulus, which means a four-legged animal of exceptional intelligence and rare beauty. In ancient times, primitive tribes in distant parts of the world worshipped mules . . ."

Back home I looked in my big office Webster and located the Latin noun mulus. This word did give us our name for mule . . .This was not the first time I've caught that mule stretching the truth. Most mules are creative that way." (ibid)
3. That -- A new game show on Fox this fall

Hosted by Eamonn Holmes, The Rich List is the latest of many game shows. (Houston Chronicle link) The first showing, November 1, had the winners getting $150,000. I much prefer Millionaire and Jeopardy.
Jim's rating: 6.3 of 10
4. This -- Halloween last night in the Woodlands Market Street Center

Here come the trick and treater kids and their parents! A few thousand of them? Yesterday's blog, "our Woodlands Market Street Center Halloween Trick or Treat" mentioned this [my comment also--here]."

My old man's bench where I was sitting was on the sidewalk before the Corvette.

5. That -- Big motorcycle days coming for Galveston

This will be the third largest gathering in the U.S. behind Daytona and Sturgis, S.D. An estimated 120,00 bikes going up and down the streets, 300,000 expected to show up. (Island revs up for a two-wheeler party, Houston Chronicle link; Biker Fashions link [I'll take Irena Shyshkina]; Celebrity bikers link includes Lyle Lovett, Lauren Hutton, and Jay Leno; and The best of motorcycle movies link)
6. This -- My specialty sandwich last night
It was a mustard sardine with no fat cheese and pickles on whole wheat sandwich.

1 three to four oz can of sardines in oil
1 slice no fat American cheese cut in two
2 slices bread to suit, whole grain wheat recommended
~ mustard to suit (no fat Mayo could be substituted)
~ hamburger dill slices

Drain sardines and wash excess oil away with hot water.
Toast the bread.
Put mustard on both slices to suit.
Place pickles on one side, followed by cheese halves.
Clean insides of sardines. Place on top of cheese.
Heat in microwave on high for 25 seconds or until cheese starts to melt. This will warm the sardines also.

Approximately 320 calories, 6 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 45 mg Cholesterol.

1. Britmum, this recipe is proprietary, but you have permission to put it on your recipe blog, Britmums Fave Recipes. I'll even e-mail the HTML. Credit must be given to Jim at "JIM'S LITTLE BLOG"
2. Others, request permission at Cookbooks for sale may require royalties unless sale procedes are for charity. Credit must be given to Jim at "JIM'S LITTLE BLOG"

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O.k.I thought old Holmsie would have had his day by now and double ewwww to your sandwhich. Are you sure you don't have a bit of English in you?

Take care xx
Some of this post brought my mind back to many years ago.

The sandwich is not very pleasing to the eyes. : )
Thanks, JoJo -- yes, 'old Holmsie' is a Brit.

That sandwich: my alternative was to drive 30 minutes to church for fried catfish, hush puppies, French fries, cold slaw, and pie for dessert.
I would have had to get dressed better from doing my yard work. Besides there would be the 30 minute drive home.
So, being hungry now for fish, this was what we--no, I-had in the house.
With some creative planning I came up with this delicious sandwich. Better and a fifth the calories of fish & chips.
Yes, I have English. 1/4 Fletcher and Cram (England) mixture, 1/4 Corkill [Manx (Isle of Mann)],1/8 Osborne (Kent, England), and another 1/16 Smith (British). The other 5/16 or so is mostly German.

Sister, Lois, knows these better than I do, especially the 5/16 part. 1/4, family name from Dad, I know is pure German.
My mother's side 1/16 gets a little lurky beyond the Manx and English because of a 'Mary Jane Smith' person [sounds English but we think really German].
Grandma Corkill who might have known died of the flu [epidemic, 1918] when Mom was very young. We can't find any records of Mary Jane but letters indicate a strange and mysterious background. Could be Prussian.
Lori -- Some lettuce would have made it prettier. With Mayo I use lettuce and skip the dill slices, sometimes I then leave the cheese off too.

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