So, it is St. Patricks Day.
March 17 is my dear French-Canadian Honorary Italian mother's birthday.
That's what we celebrated. Still celebrate. On the Irish day.
Mom made us corned beef and cabbage on her birthday.
We miss you, Mom. Every day.
Taryn, Stinger, Maguire was Irish. Even had red hair.
On his birthday, September 26, about a month after his death, his caddie, Jimmy Griffin, cooked a corned beef and cabbage dinner for Bruce and Genny DelReno and Ben and Irene Samuel. Bruce remarked that he liked corned beef and cabbage a lot, and the best part was the carrots boiled in the broth. "Why was it only served once a year?"
I think Bruce took care of that problem.
Me, too. My Irish wife makes it more than one time per year.
-FREE! STINGER MAGUIRE eBook
THU-FRI, March 17-18 only.
Stinger Maguire is available at Amazon worldwide, though only in english.
It has sold in several non-english speaking countries. Must be the golf thing.
3-BASEBALL...yes, I'm ready.
RE: new 2B rule...when sliding into second base the runner must slide directly toward the base and not toward the player to 'take him out'. Also, the player with the ball must touch the base; no longer will the 'in the vicinity' interpretation be allowed.
I get that a sliding player's primary intent should be to get safely to the base, and, secondly, to try and prevent the other from tagging him, the base, or throwing to another base. The slider's first intention should not be the latter, especially if he is a dead duck (knows he cannot reach the base in time). Safety. I get that.
But, now the sliding player must slide directly to the base, and the defensive player must absolutely touch the base. To me, that is inviting more collisions, assuming the slider is still able to 'take out' the defender if both reach the base at the same time. Which is a good baseball play and has been since Abner. So, why not just say the runner must slide into the base, and keep the vicinity thing which is for safety (to prevent some collisions). If he runs the other player down instead of sliding directly to the base, kick him out of the game, Ump.
Trisha Yearwood's Chocolate Saltines. Who knew Mrs. Garth Brooks was a good cook?
Well , she has a Food Network show, and some of those cooks are good.
This looked easy, so I tried it. And, the salty-sweet thing.
Ate them all except the one I gave to my wife.
SALTINE CHOCOLATE TREATS
-Preheat oven to 350.
-Line a sided cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Cover entire sheet with SALTINES, one layer, touching each other.
-In a saucepan melt 1 cup BUTTER,
then add 1 cup + 2TBS BROWN SUGAR and simmer 3 minutes.
-pour over saltines and spread evenly.
-Bake for 5 minutes.
-Remove from oven and sprinkle 1 bag (12 oz) CHOCOLATE CHIPS evenly.
-Cover with foil and bake 3 minutes.
-Remove from oven and spread chocolate evenly with spatula.
-Sprinkle with 2/3 cup chopped toasted PECANS, or walnuts, or almonds.
-Cover with foil and freeze for 30 minutes.
-Break into pieces and store in airtight container.
I don't usually mention politics or religion or NBA or erotica here. Or there.
Especially here. Or, at the golf club.
I thought the GWBush years would be the end of his party. I thought 'how can anybody still be a Republican after that?'
'How could it get worse?'
(The remainder of this rant will remain unwritten for lack of space.)
Except for this.
I have some dear and intelligent friends.
People that I want keep as friends, people with whom I really do not want to talk politics.
Because I don't get it.
How and why do they want an insane egotistical showman and liar to be our president?
I hope it's because they know something I don't, or they are in on the ruse, and not because they're in any of those hateful -ist groups.
I hope it's not because it says (R) after his name, because he's not.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the last Republican.