Monthly Archives: January 2009

On The Menu

Super Bowl Stew

Serves 4


  • 1 lb. cubed beef
  • 16 oz. mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, chopped
  • 3 cups burgundy
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 5 – 10 red new potatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sautee bacon until crisp in large pot. Set aside.
Brown beef, then set aside.
Sweat vegetables (except potatoes) until onions are translucent.
Deglaze pan with wine and stock.
Return cooked items and add potatoes.
Simmer over low heat until potatoes are done.

Go Stillers!



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Airbus to Offer New Option in ’09


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“Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

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Made from a railroad spike with a Hickory handle.

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Feel Like a Chump?

Just remember, those members of Congress who vote to tax you and spend your money on “bailouts” and phony “stimulus” may be calling you a “chump” behind your back.


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A Little Tomahawk

Here’s a little tomahawk I made out of a railroad spike.

I’ve got a bigger one in the works.  Stay tuned.

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Fear Not, Earthlings


I’m here to save you!

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