Friday, July 29, 2016

Clueless GOP Douchebag and VP Nominee Mike Pence Burps Up More Hypocrisy

Perhaps he just forgot his boss Drumpf has spent the last 3 months calling Hillary "Crooked". What an asshole


Pence, speaking to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday morning, chafed at President Barack Obama's prime-time convention speech in which he labeled Trump a homegrown demogogue — and then delivered an eyebrow-raising statement.

“I don’t think name calling has any place in public life, and I thought that was unfortunate that the president of the United States would use a term like that, let alone laced into a sentence like that," Pence said.

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Ridiculous Cape Cod Traffic

I know that we are a vacation spot but this is ridiculous! At the least sign of rain on the Cape everyone piles into their cars and goes out to sit in traffic. No sense in going to the beach so folks go to the malls, shopping or to movie theaters, etc. For the rest of us it means a 20 minute drive to work or home again is a 45 minute nightmare of aggressive drivers, impossible left turns and a serious case of gay nerves. Take a look at our current traffic map...

Sir, Yes Sir!

John R. Allen, AO (born December 15, 1953) is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star General, and past Deputy Commander of U.S. Central Command, prior to serving as Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). Allen has never been in combat. On 13 September 2014, President Barack Obama appointed General Allen as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Today's recipe: Lasagna Rolls

Lasagna is one of those meals that you occasionally want to enjoy but the process of making lasagna on a weeknight is arduous after a long day at work. What I do is to make lasagna rolls and freeze them to make a quick and easy dinner later. Just pop a couple of these into a casserole, top with some of your marinara (that you have made previously and keep in the freezer too) and bake for an hour. Here's how I do it and the recipe follows...

Simmer your lasagna noodles in salted water with 2 tablespoons of oil. Cook for 7 minutes or so until they are rollable. Do not overcook as they will cook more in the oven. Fish them out of the water and into a cold water bath to cool. Lay them out on greased sheet pans. Prepare your fillings. Mise en place...
Put a schmear of your ricotta filling onto the lasagna noodles almost to the end
Then divide your sausage filling on top of the cheese
Roll up the noodles finishing with the "un-topped" end and place seam down on a sheet pan lined with parchment that has been sprayed with vegetable oil spray. Don't let them touch or when they freeze they will stick together. You may also spray the rolls lightly with vegetable oil spray to keep them from sticking together. As you can see I decided to put some together with sauce for this evening's meal. Cover the sheet pan tightly with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil and pop into the freezer until they are solidly frozen. 
This is what they look like when they come out of the freezer the next day. 
Pop them into a freezer bag, label and return to the freezer for later
To finish, take a casserole dish, spray with vegetable oil spray and spoon some of your sauce into the bottom of the casserole. Put your lasagna rolls into the casserole and top with more sauce. I cover them with parchment (to keep the tomato sauce from touching the aluminum and getting a metallic taste) and then wrap tightly with foil before I pop them into a 375f oven for 45 minutes. 
Take them out of the oven, uncover and sprinkle some grated cheese on top and return to the oven for another 15 minutes or so until the cheese is melted and bubbly 

Spoon some of the sauce from the casserole on top and enjoy! 
Here is the recipe, as promised. Before I left for work today I took some of these out of the freezer and prepared them with sauce and wrapped them up, ready to go into the oven. they will thaw a little in the fridge and will be ready to go when I get home. MMM-mmm!