Pecan Chicken Strips

Pecan Chicken Strips Ingredients: 1 lb chicken strips 1/2 C parsley 1 C chopped pecans 1.5 C bread crumbs 1.5 C flour 2 eggs slightly beaten 1/8 tsp salt cooking oil as needed Preparation: Dry chicken strips. Beat eggs and set aside. Put flour on a plate and set aside. Combine and set aside parsley, … Read more

Winter Snow

After a late fall and early winter that felt more like spring with many days reaching 50 degrees or more, we’ve recently had signs of winter with a couple of snow storms. Last Saturday we received a bit over 6 inches of snow, the most since we moved here! Sunday there was a hint of … Read more

Wild Rice Soup

Wild Rice Soup 6 Tbs butter 1 Tbs Onion, minced 1 C Cooked Ham, minced 1/2 C Carrots, grated 1/4 C Almonds, slivered, toasted 1 rib celery, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 C Flour 3 C Chicken Broth 2 C Wild Rice, cooked 1/2 tsp Salt 1 C Half And Half 2 Tbs Dry … Read more

Maxwell Scenes

Here are a few images taken at and around Maxwell Lake right before sunset. Maxwell Lake dock :: Maxwell Lake :: Twin Mounds :: Elk at Maxwell Park :: Maxwell Sunset :: More photos of Maxwell Scenes are available at Flickr.

I’m Melting!

Happy 101st birthday to Dr. Albert Hofmann. I took this picture today and it brought to mind the reported visual effects caused by ingesting the good doctor’s accidental creation. Update: An interview with Dr. Hoffman on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

A Letter to the President

President George W. Bush The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: The start of the new Congress brings us opportunities to work together on the critical issues confronting our country. No issue is more important than finding an end to the war in Iraq. December was the deadliest month of the war in … Read more

Potato Soup

Potato Soup Ingredients 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 2 celery stalks, sliced 2-6 bacon strips, chopped 5-8 medium russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 3/4 inch cubes pinch of thyme and marjoram 6-8 C milk or half and half 1 C chicken broth Preparation Sauté the onion, carrot, celery and bacon until onions … Read more

Colorful Winter Birds

We rang in the new year with with snow on the ground, something rarely seen here the past couple of years. With the snow came our usual flock of hungry birds and I ended up getting a few decent pictures as a result. Happy New Year! :: Many more colorful winter bird photos on my … Read more