Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sunflower Seed Bread

wheat flour, sunflower seeds, barley flakes, soy granules.

I was just guessing as I threw items into the bowl and forgot to write them down. I will remember someday. I used to watch Rachael Ray and she never used anything to measure. So I forgot. But the bread was good!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

What Kind of Shoes Am I?

You Are Bare Feet

You are a true free spirit, and you can't be tied down.

Even wearing shoes can be a little too constraining for you at times!

You are very comfortable in your own skin.

You are one of the most real people around. You don't have anything to hide.

Open and accepting, you are willing to discuss or entertain almost any topic.

You are a very tolerant person. You are accepting and not judgmental.

You should live: Somewhere warm

You should work: At your own business, where you can set the rules

Marinated Mozzie Salad with Sprouted Beans

Isn't this pretty? Hubby was so late last night and I just wanted to make him something quick. He is a cheese man. So I marinated the mozzie in tomatoes, onions ands spices overnight. I then made thin slices.
The main salad is spring mix topped with misc. sprouted legumes including lentils, then the mozzie was placed on top. I drizzled rosemary/garlic infused olive oil over the top with a tad of vinegar. Then the whole thing was topped with grilled colored peppers, onion slices and garlic (simmered in half olive oil/half Earth Balance.

For once, he ate his greens!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mambo Sprouts-Organic Coupons and More!

I got this wonderful coupon booklet at Whole Foods with bunches of quality coupons in it. You can get this via email, snail mail or Reader. Check it out! And save some dollars for other stuff-like gas :(.

Monday, April 21, 2008

My American Idol!

Sun Dried Tomato Polenta

Oh my gosh this was soooooooooooooo yummy! I made the basic polenta recipe (on the package) but added sautéed garlic and sun dried tomatoes towards the end. I made so much I was giving it away and still froze some too! One night I fried up a couple slices and served it over steamed spinach with lemon juice. Light and summery dish with a salad and sliced fruit.

These tapa pans I got at Costco are just the right size for one or two people to share. Nice that I can use them on the stove, in the oven and on the small gas grill we have. I sometimes eat right out of them!
So here is the polenta over spinach. Pretty yum
Now this is even more interesting as I used all the bits and pieces of "stuff" from the fridge one night and made what I call a potatotomatillo melange. Whatever was getting long in the tooth, went into the grill pan with plenty of olive oil and garlic.
I used onion, poblano chilis, red potatoes (leave the skins on) tomato slices and a tomatillo. Just toss it all together and season it with fresh herbs to your liking. Top the polenta with it. And add a dash of lime Tabasco for some extra zip.

I have been cooking like crazy recently-maybe I will actually get some photos up soon. Food is so much more interesting than politics, ya think? Happy Earth Dad a day early-Monday is Boston Marathon Day for my friend Mark. Have a safe run everyone.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries, then
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin ,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
upon his tomb,
" Taxes drove me to my doom..."

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
It’s time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
(Feel free to add any that have been overlooked.)

Can you spell "POLITICIAN!!!!"

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Two Things

2 Names I go by:

1. Mom
2. Just Jan

2 Things I am wearing right now:

1. Chico Jeans
2.Running Shoes at 2AM

2. 2 of my favorite things to do:

1. Rubber Stamping
2. Cooking Vegetarian yums

2 things I want very badly at this moment:

1. Marley to get better
2. Hubby to stop snoring

2 of my favorite pets ever:

1. Clancy-king of the backyard
2. Willie-my very first cat back in 1962

2 people I'm tagging :

1. Courtney (so she will update her blog more)
2. Allison as she gets hit with all of these thingies.

2 Things I did last night:

1. Finished the taxes (and mailed them one day early-refund!)
2. Watched hockey, basketball and baseball while putzing in the kitchen-multi tasking or crazy?

2 things I've eaten today:

1. Black olive and green pepper pizza
2. half a cantaloupe

2 People I last talked to:

1. Courtney
2. the sofa slug

2 Things I plan on doing tomorrow:

1. Take Marley back to the vet if he isn't any better
2. Make roasted taro root masala with brown rice for dinner

2 Longest Car Rides:

1. Houston Texas 1976-I got preggers with Ben on that trip!
2. Orlando Florida 1985 the last long one and never again!!

2 Favorite Holidays

1. Halloween
2.Crim weekend (local celebration)

2 Favorite Vacations

1. San Fransisco forever ago
2. Mackinac Island-just me and my kids (can we say fudge for breakfast?)

2 Dream Vacations

1. Run a marathon on Antarctica-only 7 grand without transportation!
2. A week in NYC-with no budget, and a daily run thru Central Park

2 Favorite Beverages

1. English Breakfast tea
2. Volvic water

Predict Your Baby's Face

upload photos and be ready to be amazed!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Top Political Slogans of 2007

(On an infant's shirt): Already smarter than Bush

1/20/09: End of an Error

That's OK, I Wasn't Using My Civil Liberties Anyway

Let's Fix Democracy in THIS Country First

If You Want a Nation Ruled By Religion, Move to Iran

Bush Like a Rock. Only Dumber.

You Can't Be Pro-War And Pro-Life At The Same Time

If You Can Read This, You're Not Our President

Of Course It Hurts: You're Getting Screwed by an Elephant

Hey, Bush Supporters: Embarrassed Yet?

George Bush: Creating the Terrorists Our Kids Will Have to Fight

Impeachment: It's Not Just for Blowjobs Anymore

America: One Nation, Under Surveillance

They Call Him "W" So He Can Spell It

Which God Do You Kill For?

Cheney/Satan '08

Jail to the Chief

Who Would Jesus Torture?

No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade

Bush: God's Way of Proving Intelligent Design is Full Of Crap

Bad president! No Banana.

We Need a President Who's Fluent In At Least One Language

We're Making Enemies Faster Than We Can Kill Them

Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Blood

Is It Vietnam Yet?

Bush Doesn't Care About White People, Either

Where Are We Going? And Why Are We In This Hand Basket?

You Elected Him. You Deserve Him.

Frodo Failed. Bush Has the Ring.

Impeach Cheney First

Dubya, Your Dad Shoulda Pulled Out, Too

When Bush Took Office, Gas Was $1.46

The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century
"Apparently I am someone whose mind resembles nothing so much as a bunch of clowns in a pie fight."

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Great American Meatout!

Today is the day!

If you cannot attend, participate wherever you be! For more info, click here.

Monday, April 07, 2008

An Acrobatic Ballet

I defy anyone who says ballet dancers are not also athletes.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Not An April Fooler-Better!

For anyone who "You Tubed" on April Fool's Day, you saw that all the links on the home page linked to a Rick Astley video. In other works, you were Rick Rolled.

Well, this is so much better as a Roll.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Dear Abby

Dear Abby:

My husband is a liar and a cheat. He has cheated on me from the beginning, and, when I confront him, he denies everything. What's worse, everyone knows that he cheats on me. It is so humiliating.

Also, since he lost his job six years ago, he hasn't even looked for a new one. All he does all day is smoke cigars, cruise around and shoot the breeze with his buddies while I have to work to pay the bills.

Since our daughter went away to college he doesn't even pretend to like me and hints that I may be a lesbian.

What should I do?
Signed: Clueless

Dear Clueless:

Grow up and dump him. Good grief, woman. You don't need him anymore! You're a United States Senator from New York running for President of the United States. Act like one!