Archive for April, 2012
This post is in honor of the letter “V” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more victorious “V” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
My little grandson is staying with me for a few days. He came running in the house to tell me that we had a chicken in the front yard. Some of my neighbors have chickens, so it isn’t a big deal to see one in the yard now and again. I said something along the lines of “That’s nice, sweetie”, but he wouldn’t let me alone until I went out to see the chicken. Well, it wasn’t a chicken, it was a beautiful, sweet Sage Grouse. She didn’t move a muscle when I snuck back in the house to get my camera and let me take a few shots of her
Have you ever seen Sage Grouse featured in a nature show? The males are very showy and strut and puff up their chests (kind of like men), and the females are just plain janes, but pretty in their own way.
She would not move even when I tried to flush her because I was afraid my grandson would try to pick her up. Then I started looking around and over in the bushes, there was a little tiny baby sage grouse. When I tried to take his picture, she went nuts and I figured we had stressed her out enough, so I talked my grandson into going back in the house with me until she could figure out how to get her baby safe. When we went out a few hours later they were both gone…Posted in She Loves, She Shoots | 25 Comments »
If you happen to be a history junkie like me and if you also actually happen to be a Russian history junkie (like me also), this book is for you….
It’s a long book, over 800 pages, but it is definitely worth the time if history is your thing. I bought it because I’ve always been fascinated with Catherine the Great and the legend of her ability with horses. I was definitely disappointed that her horsemanship skills were only mentioned in passing, but the book is so full of information and so well written, that it more than made up for the lack of all things horsey…
There were times when it was somewhat dry and read like a history book, and I did have a little trouble keeping all of the characters straight sometimes. It was especially hard to keep up with the revolving door that went in and out of Catherine’s private apartments…whew, she sure had some libido!
And if you read this far just to find out how she REALLY died, I’m not going to tell you, you’ll just have to read the book!
Good read, highly recommended if you love history, still recommended if you just like good books!
RMWPosted in She Loves | 6 Comments »
4 pork cutlets
1 cup flour
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 T anchovy paste
1 T capers
1/4 cup butter
I cut these from a pork roast, but I think the next time I make it I will cut them from the loin (they were just a tad tough)
Pour some flour in a bowl
and dredge the pork thoroughly, set aside
heat a coating of olive oil in a large skillet until it is sizzling, then add the pork
cook until it browns up nicely and then turn it over and let it cook until it’s done all the way through – five to ten minutes, depending on the thickness of the meat. Remove from the skillet, set aside and turn the heat down to low. Add the butter to the pan and let it melt, add the garlic and parsley to the pan and stir for a minute
squeeze the lemon in the pan and scrape it thoroughly to get all the crunchies off the bottom, add the capers & anchovy paste
let it bubble for a minute, then pour over the cutlets
I served this with a nice crisp Chardonnay…perfecto!Print This Recipe Tags: Main Dishes
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