Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cleveland holiday

Dig the attitude on this chick

Santa's wranglin' Cat equipment this year. HELL YEAH

Happy little bastids, ain't they?

Dude ...

... your sevens are backwards, or am I just on the wrong side?

The rare red xmas rhino ... caught on film!

Got any pancreas-shaped cookie cutters?

Abominable hardware? Cool.

And lastly a message from ....

... humble hostess and Lil' OB!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Goat's Butter Roasted Pecans

A handful of the Goat's Butter Roasted Pecans will make you swoon, but I usually pair them with a piece of fine dark chocolate or a plump medjool date. I love them so much that I have issued an edict: The Pecan Bowl Shall Never Become Empty--and the Goat thankfully abides. 

In lieu of sending each of you a package of these heavenly beauties, here is the Goat's own recipe.

Goat and friends

The Goat's Butter Roasted Pecans

8 ounces raw pecan halves

3 T unsalted butter, melted

Freshly ground sea salt


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Toss pecans in melted butter in a small bowl with a generous amount of salt. How much salt you ask?

"I usually do about 10 twists," says the Goat of our salt grinder, "somewhere in that neighborhood."

Spread pecans evenly on a large cookie sheet and salt again. Bake for six or seven minutes.

With a large spatula, turn pecans and salt again. Bake for another six or seven minutes until they are a deep gold/brown.

The aroma that fills the house as these roast will make you crazy. The warm nuts are delicious and irresistible, but these are actually best after they've cooled for several hours. They last for at least a week or two without refrigeration.

If a goat can do it, so can you. What are you waiting for?

Merry merry, happy happy.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Because ... Dan Rowan

Dear everyone in the world:

Please stop what you're doing and watch this seven minutes of completely irrelevant footage:

Several points:

--Notice how Rowan loosens up during the course of the interview. He's not that likable in the beginning, but by the end he is completely engaging.

--The pregnancy joke and what television censorship used to look like--talk about a point of reference.

--The Chautauqua Circuit story and the Gypsy reference slay me. Paging Hal Perry ...

--Who is the chick?

--Rowan is just smokin' hot.

--Can anyone tell me why in the hell I'm not doing a long form interview show? I should be doing a long form interview show. Miserable bastards.

--That's Groucho Marx, right? WOW.

--Rowan doesn't have a goddamn ashtray! As a former smoker, this dove me nuts--and I died laughing at the end of the vid.

This post is done. 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Life of Erin

What my life looks like with more arms and at a much faster rate.

Except (of course) for the very end, when there may or may not be one piece missing because said puzzle is likely to come from Unique Thrift, where a puzzle may or may not be what a person thinks it is when a person pays 50 cents for said puzzle.

Puzzle currently under construction by humble hostess (Unique Thrift, 50¢)

The reader is not to assume the reader's humble hostess is spending all of her pre-holiday time doing puzzles. The reader is not to assume anything, ever.


Humble Hostess

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