Friday, November 25, 2011

Mint 54

Dixie, Karna Page and I went to "Mint 54"
We started off with MOZZARELLA di BUFALA con PROSCIUTTO di PARMA-prosciutto and water buffalo mozzarella appetizer. I am in love with  buffalo mozzarella! OMGosh,  It was the very best appetizer I have ever had. It was delicious on the sour dough bread. 
Viva il rè!
Page and I had  RAVIOLI BURRO &; SALVIA-Home made ravioli with squash, amaretti cookie, nutmeg, served with butter and sage sauce. The ravioli pasta was fresh.  I was looking forward to tasting the amaretti cookie, but I could only taste it in one ravioli. The other raviolis tasted like unflavored squash. It was very bland. Sensazione di Sonnolenza!
Dixie had LASAGNA con RAGU’ di CARNE -Home made Lasagna with meat ragu. 
Dixie LOVED her lasagna. Dixie ate every last bite of it. None of us have ever seen Dixie eat everything on her plate.  That's Amore! 
Karna had  CANNELLONI di POLLO e SPINACI con RICOTTA e MOZZARELLA AFFUMICATA .  Home‐made cannelloni filled with chicken breast, ricotta & smoked mozzarella. Karna said it was very good. Sapido

For dessert I had the flourless chocolate cake YUCK, it tasted like it had prunes in it. It was dry.  Dalle Stelle alle Stalle
Karna had Tiramisu, she said it was the best she ever had. Capo d’opera Capo d’opera 
Page had the strawberry rhubarb "pie." My first thought was strawberries and rhubarb are both out of season.  It was more like strawberry rhubarb ginger bread. It seemed to be the shining star of desserts on our table. Bravissimo
I had a great time with good company! 
I want to give Mint 45 another try someday. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christians Stuck- Political Quandary

I hear many of my Christian friends say things like "I don't know what to do, Mitt Romney is a Mormon and a Republican, how can I vote for a Mormon"

Jesus was NOT a republican. He was NOT a Democrat either. 

You can vote for Mitt Romey if you want to.  You don't HAVE to. You can choose not to vote at all . You can vote for someone from the Green party or the Rock and Roll party. You are even allowed to vote Democrat.  You can write someone's name in. You can vote for me, the Dyslexic Reckless Quilter. That is why America is great! 

Jesus came to heal the sick, out political corruption, help women, show people it is wrong to steal from the poor or anyone else and feed the hungry. He came to save us from ourselves, despite ourselves. Jesus says "do you want to be healed?" He does not say You HAVE TO be healed.  He would not force you. I believe being a Christian is all about free choice.

To Many Christians -Have you forgotten about "Free Choice." If we don't follow God's plan won't we pay the natural consequences? I don't need you telling me, what I can and cannot think, say, do or vote for. I vote for who ever I think is best at the time, not along party lines.

I don't have to be the same as you and I can still be a Christian. I don't know how it is in other states, but in my part of California if you claim to be anything other than a republican, many Christians will tell you you are NOT a Christian. Many of my non- Republican friends are afraid to come out of the closet so to speak. They fear retribution from their church. That is ridiculous. 

I don't think the preacher should be preaching on who to vote for. That is an abuse of power. I don't follow the League of Women Voters or what the Chronicle says to vote for. I am a grown up and I can make my own educated choice.

It will be interesting to see that the die hard Christian republics will do next November if Mitt Romney is their only choice.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Crack Season

Thats right, fall and winter is crack season! At least the kind of crack I like. It comes from cows, sheep, goats and water buffalo. You guessed it, I am talking about cheeses. Cheese is good all year, but it is especially good during the fall and winter. Today I bought two cheeses I have never tried before.

1. Rogue River Blue Cheese - from Oregon 
         1. (a) I have to say is I loved, loved, loved the Rogue River blue cheese. Did I say I loved it? Oh yes. It is made out of raw cow's milk. It is creamy, pungent, goodness. This cheese is not for the faint of heart. This cheese is for the crack/cheese head like me.  I had to pretend like I wanted to share the experience with my gig a low. Oh would you like some blue cheese honey, here is ONE bite. I really hope you enjoyed it. NOW STAY AWAY! I had my cheese knife in hand just in case someone tried to sneak another bite. I started dreaming of putting large amounts of Rogue Blue Cheese in the bathtub and just rolling, and swimming in it. I made dinner but skipped it and just ate the blue cheese. The cheese maker says the cheese has a sweet woodsy pine, wild ripped berries hazelnuts, morels and pears" taste. I say it has a yummy, rich, sharp, can't stop eating it taste. Sorry no left overs on this one. 
         2.(a) I have to say this one is a good conversation piece. Another cows milk cheese. It is rubbed in ground coffee and lavender than aged. To me it was like eating purple. Lavender taste like it smells.  The strong taste of lavender reminded me of someone's grandmother out in the garden on a spring day.. I think it would be fun to take to a party because of it novelty. The cheese maker says it has "hints of butterscotch and carmel." I missed those tastes together. It kind of has the texture of swiss. I told my gig a low he could have all he wanted of this one. I was busy eating the last of the blue cheese.

I think my next crack hit will be of a French nature. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

UltraSond Photos - Baby Update 7:45 pm

I think its really a miracle that medical imaging can take 3d ultrasound photos of your unborn baby. Technology it is truly amazing. People post the yellowish black photos on facebook all the time. The simple fact is I don't want to look at them. The photos give me the heebie geebies. They remind me of those ugly wrinkled apple dolls, but in the creepyist kind of way. You may feel your baby is the center of the universe, but it is not. Other people do not feel the same connection to your baby as you do. Given the choice, I would prefer to look at your baby after it is born.

Update 7:45 PM
This was just on my facebook.

Soon to be Mommy Club Member "Last Monday I was < 1 cm dilated...I go back in for another check tomorrow...what's your guess on how far I've progressed? The closest person get the placenta! (EW...ok, that was even crossing the line for ME!) PAHAAHAH!" 

Ok , you are right. That is crossing the line. 

Dear Soon to be Mommy Club Member, I am sorry I am going to have to hide your facebook post from now on. Your a great person. But I can't take it anymore. I hope you can go on and talk for endless hours about the birthing process from conception until birth with all your mommy club friends.
Take care,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Now What Did I Say? PG 13

I was talking to some of my Christian friends this afternoon about the boom of jobs in North Dakota. We were discussing different ways we could go to North Dakota and make bundles of money, so we could come back to California and live a better life. One suggestion was a restaurant, or a food truck, how about a whore house. A whore house? would it be a Christian whore house? Well If I was a madam it might work. I would be a Christian Madam who has Christian Whores. No we decided that the Christian Whore house is not the right way to go and cash in, in North Dakota. 

So this evening we had bible study at church. Normally, we have the study at a group members home. At the church the acoustics are quite a bit different compared to the home we usually meet in. Bill said pastor, I thought he said BASTARD. So I repeated what I thought I heard Bill say - Bastard. (Because I have echolalia- just kidding)  I have never seen so many jaws drop all at once. What, I said seeing everyone shocked. The Pastor said are you calling me a Bastard? What? Why would I call you that? He said Bill said Pastor, Oh I See. OOPS. I heard lots of mumbles like I have never said that word in my whole life. So I commented on the mumbling. Is bastard a bad word I said, or is it a statement, like calling a female dog a bitch. More gasps. I guess is time to close my mouth. Our Pastor has a good sense of humor. I am glad. I managed to stay out of trouble for the rest of our study. I guess it was good that I did not ask for prayer for business opportunities in North Dakota. People might of fainted.