Greetings from the formerly sunny island of Oahu! I haven’t needed my uva and uvb lenses much so far this year, as the little black cloud seems to be following us; the rain I mean.
And now I hear that Congress is releasing a report today that reveals our ex-IRS top official Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party groups and misled the public about its secret political targeting program:
The Daily Caller has obtained an advance copy of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report set to be released Tuesday morning that definitively proves malicious intent by the IRS to improperly block conservative groups that an IRS adviser deemed “icky.” (That’s right. “Icky.”)
No, silly. Not that “Ickey”
I suppose, if you’re going to let the truth leak out, the day before Christmas Eve is a good time to do it. Butt why couldn’t the North Koreans have blocked these emails that we thought had been deep-sixed for-EVER, rather than a silly movie that would have bombed on its own? We just don’t seem to be able to cut a break around here lately.
So yikes! Let’s get back to talking about the injustice of the police assassinating innocent black men as soon as possible. Cue up the Rev and let’s just get this march a Movin’On.Org!
And with that I’m officially implementing my holiday rules: cute animals, music and recipes only.
Here’s my contribution on the cute animal and music front: if you have a short-hair, you may want to train him to do this:
And in the recipe department, I probably posted this before, butt it’s worth repeating – until I get that recipe E-book pulled together (special thanks to Janice the Elder and Mr. the Elder for the e-book templates). It’s everything you need this time of year: simple, cheap and universally loved. Although they apparently go by many different names around the country – “Hanky Pankies,” “Pitty Pats,” “Polish Mistakes,” I’ve always known them simply as “Susie’s Rye Toasts.” They are perfect for any holiday gathering (well, maybe not Hanukkah as they violate multiple kosher rules) be it the tree trimmers, the carolers, the post Midnight Mass revelers or just the hungry elves who are exhausted after all that decorating:
Susie’s Rye Toasts, aka Hanky Pankies and Polish Mistakes
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. sausage (Bob Evans, mild or hot)
1 lb. Velveeta cheese-cubed
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 loaf cocktail rye (or pumpernickel) bread
Brown ground beef and sausage and drain. Add cheese, Worcestershire, oregano and garlic salt and heat until cheese is melted.
Spoon meat on to bread and spread to cover entire square.
Freeze for future hoards, or just pop under a broiler for 2-4 minutes. If you don’t feel like watching them like a hawk, bake at 350 degrees till hot – about 15 minutes. You can cut them in half on the diagonal to create the illusion of having more servings, butt if you do people will eat twice as many.
Now get out there and start cooking and counting your blessings!