Top 5 artists that sound better now then when they first started out
1. David Bowie: I'm not saying his early stuff wasn't stellar, but I am saying that at his age he's still a force to be reckoned with. Listen to his new album The Next Day, and you'll hear Bowie rocking just as hard as he did in the 70s.
2. Nick Lowe: This man is like a fine wine, he gets better with age. He may not be doing power pop anymore, but his music is still better than just about anything else out there and it has a maturity it lacked in his Cruel To Be Kind days.
3. Elvis Costello: He's not angry anymore. Pun intended. EC is an artist that proves that he can do just about anything at any age. Sadly no one pays much attention and he's one of the most brilliant songwriters of the last 30 years.
4. Erasure: As a whole, Erasure's sound hasn't changed much since they started out in the mid-80s. What has changed is the caliber of the songwriting
5. Blake Shelton: In this case, couldn't stand his earlier stuff...love everything he's done recently
This is one of my favorite recipes. Mini Meatloaves.
Great comfort food, and even better when accompanied by roasted potatoes and cauliflower
The recipe comes from a 1973 Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.
I cut the meatloaf recipe in half to make it for 4, but kept the gravy and added a jar of mushrooms
List of Ingredients
2 cups packaged herb-seasoned stuffing mix (Stove Top Stuffing)
1-3/4 lb. ground round or ground sirloin
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup quick-cook oats
2 12-oz. jars Kroger Home Style beef gravy
Prepare stuffing according to package directions.
In a separate bowl combine meat, milk, egg and oats. Mix well. Divide into 8 patties on wax paper; pat into a 4-6 inch circle. Put 1/8 to 1/4 cup prepared stuffing in center of each meat patty. Draw meat over stuffing and seal. Place beef bundles into greased 4-quart baking dish.
Pour gravy over meat. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 90 minutes (1 1/2 hours).
~ Finally listened to Justin Hayward's new album and I have to say I enjoyed it. Read my review here
~ This is one of my favorite country songs right now
~ Been reading a lot lately and this week I've really read some great books back to back. That seldom happens to me. Oh and if any of you like Cozy Mysteries, you want to check out a book called What's A Witch to Do. It is fab!
~ My favorite show right now is The Neighbors. I hope they don't do anything to ruin it for me. I used to love Mike and Molly but since they started trying for a baby, the funny has disappeared.
~ Snyder's Chocolate Dipped York Pretzel sandwiches are too freaking good. It is no wonder why I'm fat!
~ Our internet hates me.
~ Had to buy cheap cat food for my heathens. Not looking forward to litter box duty for the next few days. (Yeah TMI, I know)
~ Plan to review the new David Bowie CD in the coming days. I've heard good things, and I hope it lives up to my expectations
As many of you know, and my waistline can attest to, I love to cook and bake.
I like to take pictures of my creations when I'm done so I can share my joy with my friends, but my kitchen just isn't photogenic.
These are the Pecan Divines I made last night. The recipe came from the cozy mystery Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke, which I'll be reviewing on my book blog in the next day or so.
I have so many recipe sites book marked and saved that I could probably be baking from now til the end of time. (And I'd be bigger than a house). I only wish my camera could capture my creations as well as the other food bloggers out there.
I really love making cookies. I find the process very relaxing, except when my father is parading around the kitchen. Then I lose what's left of my mind.
Next up Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies! Those will have to be pretty, right?
Top 5 songs you wished everyone loved as much as you 1. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Turn To Stone 2. Elvis Costello - Man Out Of Time 3. Nick Lowe - Let's Stay In And Make Love 4. Gordon Lightfoot - Inspiration Lady 5. Duran Duran - Box Full O Honey (the only good song on Red Carpet Massacre)
I've churned out 2 reviews in the last few days and I still have one more to go before tomorrow is over.
I've had the new Justin Hayward CD since Wednesday and I haven't taken it out of the shrink wrap.
Oh and I'm cold.
Our house is so freaking cold I can see my breath as I'm typing this. I have fingerless gloves on to keep my hands warm.
All I want to do is curl up somewhere and be warm.
Oh and I see in our weather forecast we just may be getting some snow on Tuesday night.
Just what we need.
However, I wish if we were going to get snow, we'd actually get some, as opposed to this flurry crap that's been happening every day this past week.
Where's that groundhog? I want to hit him with a stick!
1989/? - Nov 2, 2006
Sleep well sweet prince.
1993 - Dec 16, 2006
Sleep well baby girl
199? - July 21, 2008
Sleep well baby, Itch.
1995 - August 27, 2009
Purrbee was a nice little dog. Sleep well sweet prince
1993 - Sept 20, 2009
Mutchka: The Great Mutchcoweeo, he was always looking for food for his piehole.
May 17, 2012 - June 9, 2013
Blinky Mucker: My sweet sweet binky mucker, I love the Blinky Mucker
April 2, 2006 - Aug 29, 2013
Bootsie: Bootsietardalopasaurus, the invisi-cat