Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Eggs In Toast

I've been looking at some of the recipes for Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, as well as perusing their website, and when I saw this recipe, I got excited. These look so tasty, and simple, and if you've already got the dough and eggs onhand, you're in luck. These Eggs in Toast looked so tasty I knew I had to try them.

I started out with my dough. Being that it's a wetter dough than most yeast breads, it can be a little tricky to work with. I covered my counter in waxed paper (I hate cleaning dough off my counter), floured it, and rolled out the dough. It rolled out nicely, but when I tried to pick up some of the squares I had cut for the recipe, they were a little sticky. I managed to get them up thanks to the waxed paper, and then put them into the prepared muffin cups. By the time I finished all the squares (I made more than 6, I just used what was left of my last batch of dough), the first ones were puffing up a bit already. I just pushed them down again, tossed cheese in the bottoms of each cup, and then came the eggs. Some of the eggs had a little more volume than I had room for in my cups, so hopefully the mess won't be too much... I topped them off with cheese and now I'm waiting for them to come out of the oven. So far, they smell really good. 4 minutes left....

Mmmm.... Tasty :) These turned out great, and the kids love them too. I wish I had some bacon though. That would make these even better.

I think next time though, to avoid overspill, I will make them with scrambled eggs. Maybe I'll even add in some frozen shredded potatoes with onions and peppers. The kids would go nuts over that :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Little Strawberry Goodness

I recently acquired a little MP3 player, which has been very nice. But, I felt it needed a little case, so I went in search of a pattern to make one. I found this cute little pattern for a Happy Star, but the pattern needed a little tweaking, and I wanted a slightly different shape. So, I made a strawberry shape, and cut down the size of the batting pieces by 1/8", making it much easier to sew and assemble. I also altered the size to fit my player, and turned it upside down so that I wouldn't have to make an extra hole for my earphones. Much less work that way.

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Company Demands Murdered Man's Rent

Here is the full story: Company Demands Murdered Man's Rent

This is an interesting story. On the one hand, you have a man who is dead, and obviously unable to pay his rent. On the other hand, you have a lease that has been broken. Where does the law come down on this sort of thing? Does the landlord have a right to that money, regardless of whether the man is dead or alive?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

I recently acquired a book titled Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. It is amazing! I made up my first batch of the master dough in only a few minutes, and after some rising time, made a beautiful loaf of dough the next day that tasted like a beautifully aged sourdough. The concept of the breads in the book are so easy that anyone can make these, even without experience. I am planning on teaching my 8 year old daughter how to make this dough, and possibly even my son, if he's interested. I will try to take pictures of the next loaf I bake, but it disappears so quickly it's hard to catch it!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Do Not Buy From Hot Book Sale

I recently bought a book from While the book did arrive in a reasonable amount of time, and the price was decent, you are automatically signed up for a program that takes out $12.00/month whether you want it or not. According to the person I spoke with, you cannot complete your order without signing up for this "trial". I read the terms, and there was no mention of any charges that would be made to me for this "membership". So I call, and the person of course barely speaks English and is very difficult to understand. When I say I want the charges removed, she tells me it will take up to a week, and she will email me the cancellation number "later". After about 5 minutes of insisting that I get the cancellation number immediately (at which point she keeps trying to explain that she can't give me the number until she cancels it, and I keep trying to explain that I'm happy to wait until she can give me the number), she finally puts me on hold for all of a minute and comes back with the cancellation number. Oi. Such a headache over buying one little book. Don't buy from this company. It's not worth it. Thankfully the email arrived pretty quickly, with the same confirmation number that she told me, so at least they're keeping their word about cancelling it. Hopefully it will be done though. I will definitely be doing a lot more research next time I try buying from one of these supposed discount book places though. Lesson Learned.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hello Propaganda!

Donald Duck and Taxes You Pay to International Bankers

While this lovely little piece of propaganda is from 1943, it's idiotic to believe they don't do this sort of thing to us now. They've just learned to be more subtle.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Taxation Is Extortion

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

This Looks Like It Could Be Interesting

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Is This Really All That Weird?

Newborn Breast-fed By Wrong Mom In Mixup

The father of the baby in the mix-up asked that he only be identified as "Mark." He said his daughter is now being tested for viruses and other illnesses.

"It's a sick feeling," he said. "I don't know the word other than it physically makes you sick."

"I think I am almost borderline obsessed about it -- what could have happened and what still could happen," said Mark.

Now, I understand getting a little weirded out about it, but really, to feel physically ill? Mothers used to have wet-nurses, even Selma Hayek breastfed a starving baby in Africa, and no one was "physically sick". I can understand the question of communicable diseases, but even that is pretty low.

Now, I'm a bit surprised that the hospital had this sort of mixup in the first place, considering they've made those baby wards into veritable fortresses, but still, there are humans involved and there will be error. At least this was caught before the baby went home with the other family.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Who'd Have Thought?

Peta Kills Animals

Really, none of this is surprising though.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I've updated my Etsy site with all sorts of goodies, so go check it out!!!

Maybe Some Day....