A very cold nothing day

By , January 20, 2008 7:23 pm

Sitting, browsing and reloading the wood stove has taken up way too much of the day. Did get up and string a rope from the doorframe by my chair as I type this to the beam in the middle of the room and put up a blanket to keep some of the coldest air from the qhut from wafting past me. Not enough to be a breeze but more than enough cold air moving by my feet and legs to chill me to the bone in short order. Am MUCH better now! 😎

Cooked up some deer steaks for lunch. Had been run through a tenderizer so I soaked them in milk for a while and then dredged them in bisqik, salt and pepper. Put oil in a frying pan and cooked them on one side till blood was running out the other, then turned them over and cooked till the juices were clear. Moved them to a dutch oven with gravy, onions and bell peppers cooking in it and simmered while I put the next batch in the pan. Took out the two tenderest, via fork anyway, and served on rice with a potato, onion, carrot, celery bake on the side. What we ate was tough, so put the rest in the dutch oven with the gravy and cooked it (lid on) on low for 3-3.5 hours, stirring and turning often. Was falling apart when we were ready for supper. Again served over rice this time with a side of lima beans. I got seconds and wanted thirds but restrained myself. 😯 πŸ™„ Good stuff!

As the rest of the day seems to have had a food theme guess I can recount the breakfast dish this am too. Was in the mood for a stick to the ribs and warm me up kind of meal so decide on oatmeal. I don’t do the wimpy instant oatmeal but rather a off brand cook 20 minutes rolled oat meal.

Cut up an apple after peeling and coring into chunks half an inch or smaller in any direction. Added it to the 1 3/4 cups of water heating on the stove. Put in a bit of salt and brought to a boil with lid on. Cooked that way for 5 minutes or so, just till the apples were about half translucent then added the cup of oats. Brought back to a boil and cooked till the apples were almost all translucent then turned to a simmer. Added a bit of cinnamon and a couple of heaping spoonfuls of brown sugar and cooked on low for about 20 minutes.

Good stuff and good for you… πŸ˜‰

20.8 °F here at 7:11 pm cdt. That temp is taken on the north side of the building under the canopy over the new front door. Probe is duct taped to one of the conduit roof supports. 20 inches or so from anything but the conduit.
Angel community is currently reporting 27.3 °F and Weaver is reporting 25.3 °F so we are much colder than other places within a few miles both north and south.

20.5 °F at 7:19 pm so it’s dropping quite fast and I am typing and thinking slow… πŸ™„ πŸ˜‰

Think I am gonna check the feeds and email and reload and poke the fire and read a bit so will close this disjointed missive for the nonce… 😎

Cornbread by Mr. Boo

By , January 20, 2008 6:41 pm

This is a cornbread recipe taken from a post on a private forum that I frequent. For my reference.

1 cup of flour
1 cup yellow corn grits
5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 and 3/4 cup chopped onion
1/8 cup of diced garlic
Optional: Chopped ham; grated cheese; grated jalapeño cheese

In a bowl: 1 egg, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup of corn oil

Mix dry ingredients together, beat the stuff in the bowl. Add the stuff in the bowl to the dry ingredients, stir. When it’s mixed up, put it in a #5 cast iron skillet (he says it’s about 5″ at the bottom and 6″ at the top) that has been sprayed with nonstick stuff. Put in oven, bake for about 25 minutes at 425°F.

Passover Ten Plagues in a Pyramid Box

By , January 20, 2008 3:52 pm

Passover Ten Plagues in a Pyramid Box


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FreeNAS: The Free NAS Server – Home

By , January 20, 2008 2:21 pm

FreeNAS: The Free NAS Server – Home

And from the comments from the previous post we have another server that may be more what I am looking for.

Building a Home File Server | Linux Journal

By , January 20, 2008 2:09 pm

Building a Home File Server | Linux Journal

Good article on setting up a basic file sharing server for home or small business use. Been meaning to do something along these lines for years. Guess it’s that time… 😎

takasugi-an, terunobu fujimori at materialicious

By , January 20, 2008 10:55 am

takasugi-an, terunobu fujimori at materialicious

Way cool Tea/Tree house! Check out the links at the end of the article and in the comments too. Good stuff!

Tea house on stilts

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