Thought for the day 6/23/08

June 23, 2008

‘Life is like a jar of jalapeños. What you do today, might burn your
ass tomorrow.’

Spicy meatloaf

June 13, 2008

Tired of ho-hum meatloaf?  Here’s a great recipe my son and I conjured up in the kitchen tonight:

1.5 pounds ground beef (I used angus chuck)

a dozen individual wheat crackers – crushed

1 diced onion

1 diced jalapeno – yep the hot ones 😀

1/2 red or yellow bell pepper

1 egg

1 8 oz can tomato sauce

1/4 t. Cajun Spice

1/4 t black pepper

dash of garlic powder

1/2 t. salt (or to taste)

Mix together and cook in loaf pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees.  Top with additional tomato sauce or tomato catsup ( I used catsup) cook for another 15 minutes.


The difference between men and women

June 13, 2008

Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

Pumpkin coconut bread

June 3, 2008
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (3 1/2oz) instant coconut cream pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin, canned or fresh cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Combine eggs, sugar, and oil in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer hand-held until well blended.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, pudding mix, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon; add to sugar mixture alternately with the mashed pumpkin, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in pecans or walnuts.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove loaf to wire rack to cool completely.

I have used this recipe for years and love it.  You can’t taste to coconut and I’ve left it out when I would have had to make a trip to the store.

This one is for Mr. Angry and his over grown garden with volunteer pumpkins.