Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween !

Here sweeetie, I'll loan you mine .

Happy Halloween everybody, be safe !


Aunty Pol

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Bless her heart, Evil Shenanigans had this lovely post on her bloggy know the drill...slap Mr. Linky for the full post.

Our weather is changing again and it's the time of year that I drool over and obsess about finding the perfect beef stew recipe...yeah.

It was such a hot year that there wasn't a lot of actual oven use, but SU found a recipe for a sausage and egg cassarole using ready to use crescent dough that was quite tasty.

I know..big whoop..except for the fact that up until his dental surgery 2 1/2 years ago, SU refused and ran even from the idea of eggs.

Now he makes this on a regular basis and I still need to get Jere Lee to show me how to make the Carbonnara like her father does.

It is to die for and again , SU slurpped it all gone.

Check our Evil Shenanigans bloggy, ...she rocks , she really does.

Can yhou tell I am ready for El Luncho ?


Aunty Pol

A Zesty Bite: Sausage Crescent Rolls

A Zesty Bite: Sausage Crescent Rolls: I had the pleasure of entertaining my parents for the whole weekend. We were able to cook for them and then go to the beach one day. ...

Hit Mr. Linky above for a variation of Chicken Kisses, which by the way were outstanding.

I read this recipe and it is easy peasy , but there is something in the back of my mind that seems missing..roasted sweet red bell peppers maybe..?

I don't know, it just seems to scream out for some crunchy veggie type thingy to give some texture to the dish.

Or it could be my nightmare memory of Moms Chicken ala Bleech aka king.

It's another one of those things that won't ever be served at the Swamp like liver and if SU desired it, I'd give him gas money and directions to anywhere else..

I am gonna do it anyway..she had me a Crescent Roll.


Aunty Pol

Go Ahead And Grin, You Know You Want To.

Just sayin.

Ciao ,

Aunty Pol

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Because That's The Kind Of Friend That I Am !


Cause I love you all so very much.


Aunty Pol

Words To Live By

I found this today and it is so true.

And in full disclosure, it also applies to yours truly.


Aunty Pol

LMAO ~ Modern Life As We Know It !

I laughed at work till I had to pee, swear to God !

Have a great day !


Aunty Pol

Monday, October 24, 2011

Guess Who Does Not Watch "NCIS " ?

Lindsay Lohan’s Cupcake Quest Thwarted by Morgue: Lindsay Lohan‘s sweet gesture turned into one hot mess. According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, after successfully arriving this morning to complete the first of the 32 hours of community service she’s required to do before Nov. 2, Lohan ordered cupcakes for her fellow laborers...

Lindsay, Lindsay , Lindsay.

You need to start watching " NCIS " .

No one has ever in the history of the show brought Ducky cupcakes, tea cakes or any other sort of cakeage.

There is a reason for this.

Trust me.


Aunty Pol

If It's Monday, It's John Barrowman TIme ~ But Wait, There's More !!!!

I just adore this picture .

Don't get me wrong, I love Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, heart and soul I fan girl her....


Alex Kingston as Dr, River Song aka Melody Pond would kick Gwen Cooper's ass then drag her off shopping .


It was an interesting weekend at Casa de Swamp.

The pc imploded for the final time so it was all gnashing of teeth for a while until SU comes home with a new pc .

I know, even after all these years , that man can surprise me.

Love the new pc, but re-loading all of the bookmarks is a pain in the ass.

I have found the easiest way is to mail the link home and then open it and book mark it.

On the other hand..

I have found myself increasingly unable to accept or tolerate poor behavior and or manners as I've gotten older.

This applies especially to family.

Family does not mean you get a free pass to be rude.

For the fourth time, I have spoken to the youngest brother and at the end of the conversation ( 4 x's now) he has indicated that he will be coming by the next Sunday to visit.
Since his birthday was last month, I had been promising him that I would make him dinner ( beef) and red velvet cupcakes, his favorites.

I know that this may not sound like a big deal and the first few times I blew it off because I know him , he does work 6 days a week and lives for football and beer.

In that order.

I texted him Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to confirm and get a time frame.

No replies at all.

Now, he may tell me that his cell phone was low on money and so it is difficult to text reply.

Bullshit !

I know that he could have called from work.

Blowing me off again was disrespectful to both my husband and myself and just plain rude.

If you can 'at make it, had one ( or 6 or 12) too many beers, or just don 't feel like venturing out, hey that's problem.

But let me know , okay ?

I will make it clear, don't think of it or about it , come by or not !

Rude is rude .

You missed a fine steak dinner by the way Southside, you really did.


Aunty Pol

Friday, October 21, 2011

Texas Politics

The first picture is of the late and beloved journalist , Molly Ivins.

Her sharp eye and biting wit made her a virtual icon here in Texas and across the nation.

Never one to use a five dollar word when a quarters worth would do , her razor sharp observations elevated her to the Algonquin table , at least to me .

She gave the gentleman here in this post the nickname " Governor Good Hair".

She was practicing more self restraint that I would have in her place.

The second lady is the late and also beloved Miss Ann.

Miss Anne Richards.

Our former governor.

It never seemed to sound right when I would hear people correctly refer to her as " Governor Richards."

I always called her Miss Ann and I always will.

I happen to love this picture of her.
It shows her wide open sense of humor , especially at her own expense.

Yes, she is on top on a rather large motor cycle.

I don't know for a fact that she actually rode it , but I like to think she did.

At least she had the good sense to have a brain bucket ( helmet) with her.

And then there is the last picture.

Our current Governor and presidential hopeful in the 2012 election.

I could spend the next few hours writing about this shining son of the Lone Star State.

I will say simply this:

The two ladies knew enough to realize that you do not fire off a gun in the air like that while paying no attention to where the law of gravity might take effect.

I did not vote for the last Governor from this state who ran for the presidency, and as far as I am concerned his Momma should have beaten the crap out of him when matter his age at the time.

Most of us at this point are embarrassed at the thought of another Governor from this state running , much less being elected to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Trust me here was bad enough.

Have a great weekend.


Aunty Pol

Dying for Chocolate: Chocolate Caramel Apples

Dying for Chocolate: Chocolate Caramel Apples: Today is Caramel Apple Day , and if you've never had a caramel apple, you're really missing something. Add a layer of Chocolate and you have...

Among other things, today is Caramel Apple Day.

I love apples..but ONLY the green Granny Smith kind.

The others , the reds all seem mushy and grainy to me.

Perhaps I've never had a good , red apple.

If this is the case , I apologize to all the red apple loving folk out there for my apparent short sightedness.

I also love any form.

Sugar Daddy's, Sugar Babies, Brachs caramels, Midnight Milky Ways, cream topping straight from the jar with a spoon...yes I use a spoon...I was raised right y'all.

It's been a crappy week and a crappy month so far so rather than dwell on the crapidness of it all , I thought I'd share what Miss Janet posted today.

I really miss caramel and Caramel apples, I really do.

And I will answer the question that I can hear in your lil noggins.

" Why on earth did you have to forsake the all the yummy goodness that is both caramel and Caramel apples Aunty Pol ?"

Answer: Dentures.

Yes, I have a full set and they fit.

Don't believe all of the commercials .

Adhesives can and will only do so much.

Yes I can do and have done corn on the cob..but a big fat juicy double dipped Caramel apple with chocolate on it..nope.

There is no adhesive , save super bondo gorilla glue or some such , that is made for dentures and Caramel apples.

Trust me, I've looked


Aunty Pol

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This Has Made Me Snicker All Day !

What can I say ?

I have a twisted mind.

The weather has turned a bit colder so I am obsessed with finding a good beef stew recipe in a crockpot..sigh.


Aunty Pol

A Better Way

One of the things I truly believe in is the concept of " Trade, Not Aid ".

Helping those in need is something that should be second habit to every human being, regardless of creed, color, capacity or nationality.

It's what we learned in kindergarten..sharing.

I'm not talking about handouts or subsidies.

I'm talking about ways to help people improve their lives through effort, commitment and generosity, for both the donor and the recipient.

When you give aid, every intention is good and heartfelt.

This is or should be a selfless act.

More often than not, those in power steal or deny the aid through the very offices and actions that created and sustain the need in the first place.

The effort is wasted and people who can help often find themselves in the very human position of giving up on further efforts , because they feel that it does no good , so why bother?

Fair enough.

I prefer to go through the organization in the above link.

I have done this the past few years in memory of my late mother and I haven't ever told anyone, including my husband .

Yes dear, I CAN keep a secret.

For Christmas this year I am going to donate again in the memory of my late father and mother in law.

It doesn't have to be a lot , you see.

You can donate a portion of a gift.

I'm thinking about bees.

Have a good day and check out the link above if you feel so inclined.


Aunty Pol

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Prediction

The weather has changed on us again, imagine that !

We have gone from balmy mid 80's and 90's to a breezy 63 this afternoon.

The operative words as my father used to say are balmy and breezy.

We set records here in Texas this year for the worst drought in recorded state history..and if you know the state of Texas to any degree, you know that they are a record keeping bunch of folks.

I've lost count of the days with over 100 degree weather, much less the ones that were over 105 degrees.

All over the usual parts of the country , the weather is turning colder and the leaves are changing.

That is how it should be.

Down here we have leaves changing too, but being Texas and all, we have to take it one step further.

The entire tree has changed ...from green to brown.

Alive to dead.

All over the state.

It's very windy now, all day in fact...blow you out of your shoes windy.

On the news this morning, they had pictures of modern day dust storms up in the panhandle area.

Dried up, dessicated earth so opaque you couldn't see through it like a modern day "Grapes of Wrath".

Check local news feeds for the last 24 hours, I kid you not.

And they talk about removing the dead trees because of the continued fire danger.

And they talk about our weather being the same next year due to La Nina.

I wonder if all the talking heads have considered what removing all of the trees, dead or otherwise will have on the effect of erosion.

Then I wonder if that is what my city has to look forward to next year .

Yeah, I wonder about this sort of thing.


Aunty Pol

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's ALIVE !!!!!

I felt like the guy in the red shirt.

For the first time in a week, I feel like living might just work itself out for me.

For lack of a better description, I had bronchial flu, and let me tell ya, there is no bouncing back when you are middle aged .

I'm still tired , but I did manage to get the joint squared away and thankfully SU likes the new clothes washer and is quite adept at using it.

Which brings me to the other point.

Long time readers and Sistah may recall when he gave up golf for a year or so . This is a pretty serious position to take when you have played as long as he has , yada yada yada.

Anyhoo, his golf league had their end of the year two day thing this weekend so off he and the moron went.

He comes home last night, in rare form..and proceeds to tell me that he is quitting for good.






I say nothing.

We'll see.

I have made him promise not to give all of his gear away because if he does and then at some later date4 changes his mind and has to replace it all....I WILL BE PISSED OFF !

Like we have that kind of money to blow.

We'll see,

Have a great week.


Aunty Pol

Thursday, October 06, 2011

'Puss in Boots' movie trailer

I am dying to so see this.

The animation reminds me of Andy.

Which reminds me, SU and I have to go and see if we can find his collar tonight. He slipped it loose in teh back yard last night.

Ah suburbgatory...what fun.


Aunty Pol

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Salted Caramel Apple Pound Cake (And a Giveaway!)

Besides loving Miss Janet's blog in the previous post, one of my other daily reads is " Evil Shenanigans - Baking and Cooking Blog."

How can you not love anyone who uses the combination of Evil and Shenanigans ?

I can't help it.

Yes Sistah, you know how much I miss the autumn.
I think perhaps tho, I miss the idea of autumn.
Most people clean house full battle rattle in the spring.
Not me.
I am driven to do it in the fall when there is the first cool morning on a weekend .
Considering the fact that we have set records this year in Texas for the heat and the drought, cooler is closer to the mid 80's than not.
But that is normal for us.
I'll be happy to be able to wear the cute shawls and break out the crock pot again.
I love to watch the leaves turn color as much as they will down here but for the present we have one color change.
Green to brown.
Alive to dead.
Really dead.
Really , really , really dead.
Kindling dead.

Oh well.

Check out the above link and tell me you aren't going to break out the bundt pan ( yes dear..there's that pesky word again) anytime soon.'
Aunty Pol

Dying for Chocolate: Black Russian Truffles: National Vodka Day

Dying for Chocolate: Black Russian Truffles: National Vodka Day: Today is National Vodka Day , and there are some wonderful Chocolate Vodkas on the Market. You can always make yourself a Chocolate Vodka M...

Oh Sweet baby Jesus, Help Me Rhonda .

I love chocolate.

I love Black Russians.

I love truffles.

I want to make these and watch my movie again.


I can remember as a very young bride the first time around ( age 19...there really ought to be a law people, really..W T F age 19 ..shudder ), and feeling so very Sadie Sadie, married lady when I was served my first Black Russian at the Army Navy Country Club.

Now before all y'all freak out on me, the drinking age back in Virginia at that time was 18.

And if your father in law was of sufficient rank..well..mine was and no one denied anyone sitting on the JAG bench ..just sayin.

Then much like the Dude, I discovered White Russians.

Holy Crap !

Damn near nutritional with the dairy products in them .

Screw the fat content, no one cared in 1974 about fat content.

Eff Low Fat..who cared, that crap tasted awful anyway.

The irony here is that two of my favorite drinks are now the ones that I shouldn't have because of digestive issues.****

Black Russians and Brandy Alexanders.


" Truffles for the win Alex."

Guess the liquor store list just got a bit longer, it's coming up on the holiday after all and I am a very "merry" gal after all....snerk.

I think I have become addicted to Miss Janet's blog..


Aunty Pol.

**** ( When the stars are aligned, I have been known to mutter " Screw that , Imodium was created for a reason , and as a good American , I must keep Big Pharma in Bidness.) *****