Chicken cordon bleu

Chicken cordon bleu (free clip art)
Chicken cordon bleu (free clip art)

Tonight I decided to cook something special for dinner I’d never tried before. I cooked chicken cordon bleu, rice, peas, gravy, and dinner rolls. We had company for dinner, so it was really nice to have something special like that turn out so good! I’m getting to be a pretty good cook, if I say so myself! I think cooking is actually quite a bit of fun, if you can get people to eat what you cook without acting like you’re trying to kill them!

The extreme stupidity of people just bothers me so much!

I was reading an article on msnbc’s website about a woman who planted a dead laboratory rat in her meal at an upscale restaurant in Grand Chute MI and then claimed that it came in her meal. She demanded that the restaurant pay her $500,000 to “keep quiet.” She said if she wasn’t paid, she would alert the media.

Well, this woman was pretty stupid because the rat she planted in her food was a white rat. And it had been microwaved. A SMART person would know that if you were to “find” a rat in a restaurant meal it would be the “found in the wild” color of rats – a brownish gray/black. And the restaurant doesn’t cook with microwaves, so it was obviously dead when it was added to the plate.

So, the woman has been arrested and charged with extortion, disorderly conduct, and resisting an officer. What a LOSER!

Overpopulation is troublesome

population (free clip art)
population (free clip art)

I was reading an article on the Time website about how overpopulation is one of the largest issues that the world needs to address if we want to curb some of the environmental problems.  The supply and demand imbalance is largely contributing to the skyrocketing food and energy prices.

One of the things that I found interesting about this article was the proposition that the most successful way to control overpopulation is to put women in control of their own procreation.  In countries where women have access to birth control, the birth rate drops.  I imagine that’s very true, common sense would dictate that most women would not want to have a lot of children – children are a lot of work, and are expensive to care for!

Saucy chicken

My mother asked me to cook supper tonight, she wasn’t feeling very well. I asked her what she wanted me to cook and she said “whatever.”  o I know she REALLY wasn’t feeling well. So I scrounged around the kitchen to see what I could come up with. Something a little bit different than what we eat. I felt like experimenting. So I found some skinless chicken breasts in the refrigerator that had a “use by” date of tomorrow, so I decided to pull them out and use them.

Then I went to the pantry and was looking around. I found a can of Healthy Request Cream of Chicken soup, and a can of Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom soup. I pulled them out. I rinsed off the chicken and cut it into strips and put them in a covered casserole dish. Then I opened the cans of soup and poured them over the chicken, put the lid on and cooked it at 350 for a half hour. While that was cooking I cooked up some minute rice, some dinner rolls and some veggies and we had a great meal! I’ll have to cook that again sometime! Definitely put that in my recipe box!

Did you know that there are dozens of different kinds of sugar?

Did you know that there are dozens of different Sugar Types? My friend Bobbie was telling me that there are dozens of different sugar types. She explained that a lot of the sugar that we use in the USA comes from Brazil. Brazil is the world’s largest sugar producing nation in the world! Since our conversation I went on the Internet to do a little research about the subject (yeah, I research almost everything!) and found out that not only is sugar used for human oral consumption (food products) but that sugar is also used to make ethanol, which is used in gasoline! I found that fascinating!