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Wine Pairing Conundrum

BBQ hotdogs

BBQ hotdogs

I have four hotdogs in the fridge for lunch.

How do I cook them, and what wine do you serve with hotdogs and ketchup?

Or is that being too much of a peasant?

I am thinking of BBQing them to add an air of respectability, made even more respectable by wrapping them in bacon. Ah, bacon… the duct tape of cuisine.

But there still remains the question of what wine do I open?

The taxing decisions one must make on a Sunday…

So much for a day of rest.

Door knockers

Door knockers

Bloody pedlars of religion! Yes, on a Sunday, shouldn’t they be in church and not knocking on my gate ruining my inspiration?

Now, where was I?

I hate door knockers!

My 1,002 Twitter followers was short lived, and getting shorter… 998/997/998/996.

I have noticed recently when visiting new blogs that some are so complicated.

Really, you need a GPS to navigate some.

I just click and get out of there, can’t be bothered, even if some of the content appears good; the complications detract.

I try to keep my blogs simple, classy but simple to navigate, just a couple of pages and the main blog with a side column.  Some blogs have a plethora of pages with titles so long they could be a book in their own right; why?

600px-Firefox_logo.svgI hate this new FireFox! Ever since they moved the navigation and favourites bars it has become a nightmare.

Another complication issue.

If it’s working okay, don’t freakin’ well fix it.

Headline news: Some boxing celeb, Malone,  has changed sex; he’s now a she. I hope he/she is happy now.

But do we really need to know this?

I feel a Nap-fu coming on…

My Nap-unfued…

And I am no further ahead with something to write.

I had hoped that there would be a BBQ at the botequim, which would have made it not necessary to light my own for lunch. As the sky has clouded over during my Nap-fu, I am debating the issue in my head. Forget about lunch and just have the wine…

It’s Sunday, after all, who cares?

Before I go, I’ll leave you with this thought. As an English teacher I was amused, it tickled my fancy; I do like my fancy tickled occasionally.

longestsentence

Later.

 

 

Needs Ketchup

ItaliansTasteAwfulReported that now Suarez is complaining that Italian  players should be sent on to the pitch with ketchup sachets to improve their flavour.

The whole world is clamouring about the Suarez bite, except Uruguay.

Lugano, the captain commented, “What incident?” Even José Mujica, Uruguay’s president, came out in support.

He should have a colar fitted by the vet

He should have a collar fitted by the vet

Uruguay is in denial. But then they would have to be.

If Suarez is banned, the team will be on the bus home after their next game, he’s the only real footballer they’ve got.

If Suarez ever gets to play football again, he should be taken to the vets and have a collar fitted.

Update:

I have just read the news that he is banned for four months, that’s good, but it also shows how pathetic and toothless FIFA is. He shouldn’t be allowed near a football stadium for life; he might develop a taste for fans.

Sunny still day out there, coolish; ideal for watching football.

I’m not actually a football fanatic, but once every four years, I become an enthusiast and make the right noises at the botequim during games. As for being a hooligan, I manage to demolish two bottles of beer per game, I’m told that this level of hooliganism is acceptable.

I have posted, I have napped, the shelf under the kitchen sink is still a vague thought somewhere in the back of my mind. My next plan is to put on my shorts and water the plants; I have to put on my shorts because five of them are outside the gate and I don’t want to startle shock the natives neighbours.

Lunch was simple egg and parsley and tomato and parsley sandwiches.

I should be thinking about the supermarket, once again my fridge is almost devoid of food. I could survive until tomorrow though.

WHO is getting concerned about Ebola, so far 600 infections with 400 deaths. At the moment it is isolated in West Africa with little international travel involved, but how long before it shows up in a major travel hub, then it’s a world problem.

Renaming the UK in the event of Scotland’s independence, some have suggested “Former UK”  Snappier perhaps, but as writers have pointed out, the abbreviation – fUK – is somewhat unfortunate.  – BBCNews

fUKed is more like it.

Five minutes to kick off, Germany vs USA, I’m rooting for Germany. The supermarket idea is now officially on hold.

Later.

Pinky Promise

Pinky Promise

Pinky Promise

Never, ever, make a pinky promise with your cat!

It hurts.

Clorinha loves the shelves in my new old laptop table.

She sits on the top shelf and watches TV or wants to make pinky promises.

But mostly she just sits there looking… pretty.

Cold day today after a cold night. It was 2am that I woke freezing and pulled the cover over. Clorinha got under the cover too purring away under my chin.

I just had lunch. Not as glamorous as yesterday’s, left over fries reheated in the oven and left over cottage pie from a couple of days ago. I managed to hide the hardness of the fries with ketchup. I’m not a ketchup fan, but there are times when it’s the most appropriate thing in the fridge.

Furthering Clorinha’s meteoric rise to stardom, here is her latest film.

Clorinha and the Twig

One of the many things that find their way on to the living room floor.

There’s not much to do on a cold day. I have been waiting for a sign that I should have a nap, but the best sign I’ve seen so far is this…

 

wine-looking-for-a-sig

I should obey the sign!

That’ll take care of the rest of the day!

Later.

How to Cook Lunch

Should look like this… Mine doesn’t! image: Deelish recipes

Step 1 :: Open a bottle of wine, preferably a good Riesling. Allow it to breathe, if the wine is not breathing, give the bottle mouth-to-mouth.

Step 2 :: Sample the wine to check the quality. If you aren’t sure, have a second glass to confirm.

Step 3 :: Chop half a big onion and some garlic into the pan with some dripping. Don’t be a wuss and use butter like a housewife, dripping preferably used because it has a myriad of flavours. Besides, it saves chucking it out.

Step 4 :: Check that the wine is still breathing.

Step 5 :: Grab the cat food out of the fridge. It was far too much for him to eat anyway. Leave enough cat food to appease him after lunch, he won’t feel so bad, and it’s less painful. Add mincemeat to the onions and garlic in the pan.

Step 6 :: Chuck in some parsley, thyme and a stock cube.

Step 7 :: Change wine glass for beer mug, wine glass was too small.

Step 8 :: If there is enough wine left, add a healthy splash, then splash in some more. Add sliced mushrooms. Add soy sauce, otherwise the end product looks insipid, needs the colour. Simmer until the wine is nearly gone.

Step 9 :: Add a box of fresh cream…. Hahahaha LOL, fresh cream in a box…

Stir in the cream, serve on hot buttered toast, wash down with remaining wine. If you were stupid enough to drink and cook with ALL the wine, open another bloody bottle – Like I’m doing.

Warning to American readers – Don’t, I repeat don’t be a total dork and put ketchup on it!

You can get the real recipe (mine was modified for expediency) from Deelish Recipes

You will note that the above recipe doesn’t deal with quanities. A real cook doesn’t need them. If you need them, I would respectfully suggest that you get out of the kitchen.

The time frame for this lunch… as long as it took me to write this!

No cats were hurt in the process.

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