Archive for November, 2010

Tuna Casserole

Now, this recipe I remember. I mean, come on, it’s Tuna Casserole. I’m a big fan of the tuna casserole, for the record. I always try it at potlucks. I especially like ones with crunchy bits on top. My only question for this recipe is…exactly how boiled are the eggs? I’m guessing Hard Boiled, otherwise it might get a bit gooey. Bleh.

This recipe was found in a book called Galley Finale: A Collection of Mariner Soups, Sloops, and Other Incredible Edibles which was put out by The Presbyterian Church of Fair Oaks, Ca in 1978.

Tuna Casserole by Mildred Catlin

1 can mushroom soup
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen peas, thawed
2 (7 oz.) cans tuna, drained
2 c. thinly sliced celery
1/2 c. ripe olives, sliced
2 tsp. oregano
2 boiled eggs, sliced

1/2 c. crumbled corn flakes
2 Tbsp. melted butter or margarine
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. minced parsley

Mix soup, milk and mayonnaise. Break tuna into pieces and fold into soup mixture along with peas, celery, olives and oregano. Turn into a two quart shallow baking dish. Blend topping mixture on top. Sprinkle with minced parsley. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes until heated through. Serves 6.

Posted on 29th November 2010
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Sherlock iPhone Ad Parody

So…I warned you all about the Sherlock stuff, right? Well, this time I bring you an iPhone parody…that really works quite well. Enjoy!

Posted on 28th November 2010
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Saturday Confession: I Like Dogs

Isn’t she a cutie? She belongs to my Aunt & Uncle (or…do they belong to her?)

Which brings me to today’s Saturday Confession: I like dogs. Quite a bit actually. Do I like cats? Yep. (I’d better, or Frisbee is going to get me with that tooth of his.) But, honestly? I really want a dog, too. So, I’ve made myself a deal. If there is no movement on the fertility front by the time I’m 40, I’ll get myself a classic Mustang (’67 for preference) and a dog. And then? Well, I expect I’ll go on a road trip.

As Plan Bs go, I don’t think it’s too bad.

Posted on 27th November 2010
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Chicken Stuffing Scallop

Once again I have unearthed a recipe from my grandmother. Fair warning…she was mighty fond of pimentos. Also, point of clarification, there are no scallops in this recipe. I think she means: “bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top,” but in this instance there are no breadcrumbs. This is another one of those recipes that I don’t remember. I also don’t think that I could make it myself (supposing that I liked pimentos) as there seems to be a bunch of shorthand here that a certain not-really-a-cook (me) doesn’t understand. For example, how long do you heat the sauce? How much do you cook the chicken before you cube it? etc. Ah well. I hope that those of you who do cook enjoy the recipe. (Oh. And Happy Thanksgiving for those of you in The States.)

This recipe was found in a book called Galley Finale: A Collection of Mariner Soups, Sloops, and Other Incredible Edibles that was put out by The Presbyterian Church of Fair Oaks, Ca in 1978.

Chicken Stuffing Scallop by Mrs. Leon Catlin

1 (8oz.) pkg. (3 1/2 c.) herb seasoned stuffing
3c. cubed chicken
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. flour
4 c. chicken broth
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
6 slightly beaten eggs
1 recipe pimento-mushroom sauce
1 c. cooked peas (optional)

Prepare dressing according to directions. Spread in a 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Top with a layer of chicken. Melt butter and add flour and seasonings and cool broth. Stir hot mixture carefully into eggs. Pour over chicken. Bake in a slow oven at 325° for 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand to set. Cut in squares and serve with mushroom sauce. Serves 12.


1 can mushroom soup
1/4 c. milk
1 c. sour cream
1/4 c. chopped pimento


Posted on 25th November 2010
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Saturday Confessions: The Little Things part deux

Last week I complained about the little things that annoyed me, this week’s confession is the other side of the coin.

Saturday Confession: Those little things that can be forgotten in day-to-day life are what it’s all about. Sometimes they can be terribly distracting, though.

For example, I saw the most amazing sunset the other day. The sky was on fire. It was amazing, and there was no way I could pull over. Also? I only had my phone with me. So, the photos above are the best I could do. By the time I got to the one place I could stop, this was all that remained:

So, what little things do you tend to notice?

And because I really do love sunsets, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite sunset photos, taken in that place I would have stopped.

Posted on 20th November 2010
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Sherlock Fan Video: Anomie

Now that all of the folks who read this blog have had a chance to watch Sherlock, I am going to begin sharing some of my favorite fan-made videos. Here is the first one, and may I just say that it is very very well done. (Music is a remix of People Are Strange.)

Posted on 17th November 2010
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Poem: Melancholy

Another poem, but this time with notes after the cut. I finished it about an hour ago. (As usual, please don’t steal, etc.) Hoping it works for you.


I once stood
In a river of song,
Notes blending
Pure and rushing and right
A mighty torrent
A wild thing
Challenging its banks
Roaring a vision
A day of wrath to come
Touching the divine.

One flawless moment
In a hall of strangers.
An incandescent memory
Casting long shadows.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 17th November 2010
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Reference Post: T-shirt Tuesday

This is the reference post for the T-shirts that have appeared here so far. I will continue to add to this post periodically as more t-shirts appear on T-Shirt Tuesday posts on the blog.

The Shirts So Far:
* Jedi Academy
* Edinburgh Castle
* The Fairy
* Gasp!
* Open Body – Close Body
* Due South
* Oh Yeah
* Al-Team
* Renegade
* Can’t Draw…Cats
* Jethro Tull
* Certicom
* Rebel with Applause
* She Knows
* Hogwarts
* Gale Fact Farm
* Today is a good day…

Posted on 16th November 2010
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Saturday Confessions: The Little Things

So…you know how they say “don’t sweat the small stuff”?

Well, this week I have this to say:

Saturday Confession: There are many “little things” that annoy me.

Yes, I try to let them go, and sometimes it works, but one thing that makes me crazy is when people ignore signs. Hello? Does that sign not say No Strollers on the Escalator? Or, that one over there which says No Flash Photography. Or perhaps the one that says No Food or Drink in the Store. I know. I shouldn’t let it bother me. I shouldn’t get riled up. But…I do. And I can forgive a terribly distracted one time offender. Accidents happen. But…read the signs!

Okay. I’ll go be calm and not face product at the store or make sure that all of the silverware on the table goes fork, knife, spoon. I’ll try not to sweat the small stuff. And maybe, someday I’ll even get there.

Posted on 13th November 2010
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Sidereal Redux

Well, you can now listen to yesterday’s poem here. This would have been up last night, but my computer decided to have one of its cascade failures. This morning I woke up to the sound of the heater being on (which, for the record none of us could figure out, as we hadn’t turned it on. Cats, maybe?) and that explained why I felt terrible. This did not do justice to my snazzy new PJs.

Oh, and the picture above is from EPCOT. That was one darn unusual bird.

Posted on 11th November 2010
Under: NaWriAnMo, Photo, Podcast | 2 Comments »