Thursday, June 19, 2008

Yummy Veggie Corn Pie Recipe...

For all those that have wanted this since the Wild West Relay...

Salsa: 2 1/2 cups chopped tomato
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeƱo pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Pie: 1 1/4 cups crushed fat-free saltine crackers (about 35 crackers)
3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg white, lightly beaten Cooking spray
1 1/4 cups fat-free milk, divided
2 3/4 cups fresh corn kernels (about 5 ears)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
3 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten 1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Preheat oven to 400°.
To prepare the salsa, combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl.
To prepare the pie, combine crackers, cheese, butter, and 1 egg white in a medium bowl. Toss with a fork until moist; reserve 2 tablespoons. Press the remaining cracker mixture into bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes; cool on a wire rack.
Combine 1 cup milk, corn, sugar, and onion salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Combine 1/4 cup milk and flour in a small bowl; gradually add to corn mixture. Cook until thick (about 1 minute); remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup onions and olives. Combine 2 egg whites and the egg in a small bowl; gradually add to corn mixture. Pour into prepared crust, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cracker mixture and paprika.
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until the center is set.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

South Africa Planned...

Finally we have our trip to South Africa figured least until we get there.

20 June - Leave on Plane out of DEN
21 June - Arrive in J'Burg and Drive to Jan's Cabin
22 June - AM Jan's Cabin; 13:00 Check in for Rhino hiking/camping in Kruger
23 June - Rhino Walking Tour
24 June - Rhino Walking Tour
25 June - Rhino Walking Tour until 11:00; Back to Jan's
26 June - Toodling around Kruger and Jan's
27 June - Leave Jan's and drive through Swaziland to Santa Lucia
28 June - Santa Lucia
29 June - Drive to Durban and toodle around; Fly to Cape Town
30 June - Joel Golfing; Melody Working in Port Elizabeth
1 July - Cape Town
2 July - Cape Town and Wine Country
3 July - Wine Country
4 July - Fly to J'burg for touring
5 July - Touring J'burg...Fly back to USA @ 18:00

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Presidential Fitness Test

For all you out there that remember the presidential fitness test in grade school...

Now you can get your adult version.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Nail Gun...

My new Nail Gun, made by Dewalt.
It can drive a 6-D nail thru a 2 X 4 at 200 yards.
This makes construction a real breeze…you can sit in your lawn chair and build a fence.
Just get the neighbor kids to hold the fence boards in place while you sit back, relax with a cold beer, when they have the board in the right place just fire away.
With the hundred round magazine, you can build a fence with a minimum of reloading.
After a day of fence building with the new Dewalt Rapid fire nail gun, the neighbor's will not ask you fix or build anything else.
Available for a little more is the "band-aid magazine" for those near missing when fence building.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Manual Labor...

So what started out as a quick trip back to OK for some camping and fun...turned into camping, shooting, four-wheeling, beer drinking...then the manual labor began at my parents. So instead of coming home on Tuesday eveing...I stayed another four nights to help out around the ranch.

I will get some pictures posted of the fun.

Some of the chores...
Building raised flowerbeds out of cinder blocks around a celler
Building a firewood stand
Cleaning the crazy garage (my father is a packrat...and a full long-bed pickup bed full of trash later)...we still had not even touched most of it.
Correcting my father's tomato garden made out of feed buckets
Feeding general livestock animals (horses and cattle)
Watching the little rat dog run the fence line "playing" with the bull and feeder steer.

Oh...we did have a 50 cal. gun for destroying a tree!!!