Alabama Red

Okay, I’m not a fried foods guy, I promise – but something about this last week has got me in retro mode and I can’t shake it. 

Feeling Good

Based on the forecast provided by Accuweather, the next two weeks will reach the mid-80sF here, but feel like they’re in the mid-90s.  Granted, I have to take that with a grain of salt because . . .

I Could Do That

Okay, before you read any further, please watch this video.  It’s an important part of what happens next – trust me:

Bite Me

Do you know what I love? Boston Baked Beans.  The candy, not actual beans – although, those are good, too.

Here’s a Tip

Something happened and I’m curious as to whether my take on things is the correct one. To wit:  I took the Little Woman out to eat at a sports bar/restaurant.  Nothing big or fancy; it’s actually one of our favorite places to hang out, when either of us has a few extra bucks.  The waitress…

Butter Chicken on the Cheap

I keep saying that I’m going to get back into the kitchen, but with the summer’s heat, that’s just not possible.  I’ve mentioned this every year – my home absorbs heat, making it impractical to cook or do anything that involves the kitchen.  Usually, we either eat out or eat simple – cold-cut sandwiches, for…

A Quarter-Pound, Please

There used to be a chain of grocery stores in town, whose only saving grace – for me, anyway – could be found in two dishes sold by their delicatessen:  Ham salad and cold, breaded chicken wings. The wings were good because of the breading – and honestly, because they were cold; I doubt that…

Venting

Having a day off means doing a lot of work. I have grading that has been accumulating – mainly because I scheduled three major exams in quick succession – and there were things around the house that could no longer be ignored.  I thought I’d be able to just sit back and relax a bit,…

Through the Looking Glass, pt. 2

Where did I leave off? Oh yeah . . . that pie . . . Well, my sister and I have a habit of sending each other recipes.  A few years ago, we were in the midst of a conversation and I mentioned that I have two African-American cookbooks, but neither were modern.  In fact,…

Through the Looking Glass

A month.  That’s how long I’ve been gone from here. A month. At one point, I was writing at least three times a week, but no more.  Gone are the days of me thinking that such a thing is even possible – why is that?  I have ideas, but I don’t have the energy or…