Saturday, January 02, 2016

Why am I fat?

"Tot-chos": Tater Tots covered in ground beef, jalapeño peppers, cheese, salsa and sour cream.

"Corn Dog Casserole": Layers composed of hash brown patties, crumbled bacon, baked beans, corn, french fries topped by corn dog slices with mustard icing.

The "Bacone": A bacon cone filled with scrambled eggs and country gravy topped with a biscuit.

"Bacon Cream Cheese Rolls"

"In-n-Out Animal-style French Fries": French fried covered in american cheese, sauteed onions, and thousand island dressing.

Making Stuffies (Stuffed Quahogs)

I've made Stuffies for my sister-in-law this weekend. I had brought some down to her before Christmas and they were a big hit so I decided to make a batch of them for her freezer. It's an easy recipe, not expensive, if you buy your clams at a fish market rather than a supermarket, and a nice afternoon project. I took a few photos but I don't think I've covered the whole process. However, I am including my recipe below as well. Make them... they're pretty tasty.

Note: you can top them with a small piece of uncooked bacon rather than butter before they go into the oven to cook. (Yum!)

Chop and sauté the veggies and add the cooked chorizo that you have chopped in the food processor

Give the quahogs a good scrub and steam with the wine and veggie trimmings until opened. Strain the steaming liquid through a cheesecloth-lined strainer and reserve for the stuffing. 

Take the meat out of the shells, separate the shells into two pieces. Lay out on sheet pans for stuffing.

Mix the stuffing ingredients with the crumbs. Add strained steaming juices to the stuffing.

Give the clams a good chop with a sharp knife and toss into the stuffing. Make sure you add any juices that accumulated in the bowl holding the clams. Watch out for sand or grit though... 

And there you go. Ready for the oven or the freezer. Do not spoil your work by dumping a lot of paprika on them like you see in the supermarket. 

Another year of pointless time-wasting posturing by GOP ahead...

What we should really be angered about is that the Republicans plan to do nothing, NOTHING, about any of the problems facing the US except these pointless bills that they know the President will veto, yet on the hard stuff like an Authorization to Use Military Force in the fight against Daesh, or an overhaul of the tax code, or updating the Affordable Care Act they do nothing. All of these things the Republicans refuse to (not can't, mind you, refuse to) do. Congress has become nothing more than a re-election machine to keep lazy, stupid whores in a powerful job. That’s what we should really be angered about.

From HuffPost: Yet Another Health Care Repeal Vote To Open Congressional Year
 WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been like a long-delayed New Year's resolution for Republicans. But 2016 will finally be the year when they put legislation on President Barack Obama's desk repealing his health care law.
The bill undoing the president's prized overhaul will be the first order of business when the House reconvenes this coming week, marking a sharply partisan start on Capitol Hill to a congressional year in which legislating may take a back seat to politics.
There are few areas of potential compromise between Obama and the GOP majority in the House and Senate in this election year, but plenty of opportunities for political haymaking during the presidential campaign season.
Obama will veto the health law repeal bill, which also would cut money for Planned Parenthood. The measure already has passed the Senate under special rules protecting it from Democratic obstruction. But that's the point for Republicans, who intend to schedule a veto override vote for Jan. 22, when anti-abortion activists hold their annual march in Washington to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Giant Talking Douchebag Makes Attempts At Humor

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Douchebag attempts 'humor' by telling a lame joke about the end of President Obama's presidency. Moans ensue...

RIP Natalie Cole

We here at Frenchy's House Party are particularly sorry to hear that singer Natalie Cole died yesterday of a long illness. I first fell in love with her singing on a track called 'Mr. Melody'. In addition to pop vocals she earned a reputation for singing the classics on her album Unforgettable... with love.

Here's Natalie singing a 'duet' with her father Nat 'King' Cole; Unforgettable (because that's what you are). Rest in peace gurl.

Happy New Year!!


Posted by The Kitsch Bitsch on Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christianist Scam Artists Reveal Why Your Donations Should Pay For Their Private Planes

And these grifters are 'main-streamers'; high-end on TV everywhere crooks, with names like Kenneth Copeland and DuPlantis. Just listen to the bullshit. It's amazing anyone believes these guys enough to send them their hard earned money.

Happy New Year from Frenchy's House Party!

Happy New Year from Frenchy & Mr. B!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Statistics are in! Number of confirmed deaths from marijuana overdoses in the last two years...

Read more here...

Alabama Governor Uses BP Spill Money To Fix Up A Second Mansion For Himself

Because that's what Republican 'conservative' one percenter douchebags do. From ThinkProgress:

As storms once again battered the state of Alabama over Christmas, Republican Gov. Robert Bentley moved to divert funding from the 2010 BP oil spill recovery effort to finance the renovation of a second Governor’s mansion on the Gulf Coast.
Yet that beachside mansion, which Alabama governors beginning with famed segregationist George Wallace have enjoyed, was not damaged by the BP oil spill. It was damaged more than two decades earlier by Hurricane Danny, and has sat empty ever since.
While Alabama’s oyster industry and coastal communities continue to suffer from the effects of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout, the repairs to the governors’ mansion are estimated to cost between $1.5 million and $1.8 million. Though Bentley says he will stay there only “on occasion,” the administration said the property would be “primarily” used to wine and dine corporate executives considering the state for investment. (emphasis mine)