Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Musings

Heap o' Greens

I was gifted some fresh garden greens the other day. Here they are, a mixed heap of turnip and mustard greens, awaiting their fate.

It's a good thing I have a stock pot. I was able to subdue and blanch those green little buggers in only 3 batches.

My 3 batches gave me 3 quarts of ready to use greens.

I used one baggy for our dinner Friday evening, a remake of my Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas, substituting the greens for the spinach. It worked beautifully!

A Little Bit of Lovely

My new friend Kys, over at Stir Fry Awesomeness, gifted me with the following award:

I had seen this lovely award around the blogosphere since the day I first began blogging. Never did I ever imagine that someone would find my blog worthy enough of this honor. Thank you, Kys! Oh, and if anyone of you haven't had the opportunity, please jump over to visit her HERE. I think you'll find her quite amusing.

I'd like to pass this on to a couple of blogs I recently discovered and to a dear bloggy friend.

First the new:

Julie at My Good Babushka
Julie is an artist and I find her works in progress quite intriguing, especially her "Early Americana" series. If you have a love for the art, please check out her work.

Heather has such a beautiful grace and style in her writings. Her posts are touching and thought provoking. She's well worth the visit.

And the old:

I cannot rave enough about my friend Michelle's website, The Domestic Mama  This link will direct you to the website she just developed. I'm sure you'll agree that her food photography is absolutely stunning! Presently, however, commentary is closed. You can always jump over to her blogspot to post any comments you might have.

Have You Heard of Tim Hawkins?

I, only recently, discovered his comedic talent. He's a riot! I'd like to share with you 2 of his videos that had me actually LOL'ing. Enjoy.

Have a wonderful Monday, dear friends!


5thsister said...

Sorry about that...finally fixed the video posts to where they now fit on the post.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Congrats on your award and on getting those suckers to fit in three baggies!!

Tracy said...

I was hungry, now I am starving. I love fresh greens!

Lissaloo said...

I have never thought of sub-ing other greens for the spinach, what a great idea :)

Kimberly said...

Congrats! You do have a great blog! I enjoy the daily visit!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Congrats, I've always enjoyed your blog and I'm glad to see follower-ship (is that a word?) growing!

Charisse and Holly said...

Love Extra. Ordinary. Just went there for a visit. Thanks for the tip. I'm jealous you have the foggiest idea what to do with greens. I would be totally lost. But I can give you a million ideas of things to do with tofu...that's what you get if you live in California:) Have a great day. Holly at

kys said...

I love fresh greens. I have actually gotten my youngest to start eating fresh spinach. If I can just get the oldest convinced...., I'll be checking out the blogs you mentioned.

Heather of the EO said...

Thank you so much for the award. It means a lot that I came to mind. Really. Thank you, lady!

Anonymous said...

I love that you substituted the greens for the spinach in your enchiladas...that is so cool and something I would probably try (or at least my husband would...I don't really cook all that often).

Congrats on your award, too!

Ms Bibi said...

Congratulation on your so deserve it

I love the videos...very funny

I don't think I ever heard of mustard and turnip greens. I do love it a similar taste?

5thsister said...

Yes, Bibi, quite similar.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Congrats on your Award! And I love subbing spinach for greens - too funny that you switched them.

Stopping by from SITS

Rook No. 17 said...

Tim Hawkins is new to me. Thanks for sharing! LOL! I've never had mustard or turnip greens, but they sound mighty delicious in those enchiladas! Congrats on your award! And thanks for stopping by Rook No. 17 and contributing those very clever captions!


Willoughby said...

Fresh greens sound wonderful! Lucky you!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I have an award for you :)

Julie Schuler said...

Thank you for the mention. And those greens look yummy. We are all out of garden goodies up here :(

Holly said...

Congrats on your awards.

Those greens look yummy...although I never know what to do with them....still working on being a better cook.

I LOVE that Tim Hawkins "Government Can" video. Ran across him one night playing around on Facebook...My hubby and I laughed forever at his videos.

the domestic mama said...

YAY! Thank you! I need to figure how to get these gems on my new site! You are so sweet- made my day! BTW- I think the comments are working- come chat!


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