numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Default)

1 pound Leftover Brisket
1 bell pepper
1 onion
1 celery stalk
1 can corn (drain liquid)
1 can diced tomatoes (don't drain liquid)
1 cup white wine of your choice
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili power
2 tablespoons garlic power
2 bay leaves

Dice raw vegetables, sautee. Add canned vegetables and brisket, breaking the larger pieces of brisket up with the spatuala until it's all crumbled up. Add wine, spices, and bay leaves. Bring to boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve.

I made this with stuff in my fridge. I'm also going to try a beer variant, possibly with Guiness or Harp.
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Morden RLY.)
You guys don't have to vote for Morden just because he happens to be a museI'm partial to the man. >:) Vote for whoever *you* favor to win teh face-off, whether it's Morden or not even though I am rooting for him, heheh.

...and now, for lunch.

* 2 strips thick-cut bacon
* 1 lb ground beef
* 1 can pinto beans
* 1 can diced tomatoes
* 1 small onion, diced (omg, almost forgot)
* 1 package chili seasonings

INSTRUCTIONS: Chop bacon and fry. Add beef, onion. Fry. Drain grease, add beans, seasonings, and tomatoes (and minute rice if you got it...not a usual addition to chili, but *I* like it.) Simmer for 45 minutes. Serve with Cheddar-Bacon potatoes au gratin (prepared according to package directions.) Yum.
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Elric)
Went to traffic court today. Woo. The Judge was kinda hot though. *embarrased to be thinking carnal thoughts about a representative of Texas's Judicial System.* Yay, Deferred Adjudication! Yay, that ticket not staying on my record! ^^;;

Oh, and I'm up at work, because someone called in sick. Yay, Skeleton Crews! YAY, me getting Sunday OFF because I worked today and they're not giving us any overtime this week! Actually, BOO, because I'd love the overtime. Even if it meant having to work on Sunday.

I cleaned out a lot of my UHAUL storage bin yesterday. I love books, but when they're sitting in a place that's costing me $25.00 a month, and I haven't read most of them in two years, I think that means that there are probably other people out there who will be able to benefit more from them than I currently am. So good bye, books. I still have plenty of them taking up space in my apartment, but those are the ones I plan to keep. I'll finish the rest of the emptying-out next Sunday.

I've also re-budgeted myself. No more miscalculations, which has been a big problem over the last few months. Now I know exactly how much to take out for bills and the rent, and exactly how much "mad money" I have. I'll just go back to giving money orders to the landlady, which is what I used to do when I lived in Plano. No more writing checks when the cash that I think is there may not actually be there. If I take it out of the bank and go buy a money order with it, I'll know exactly where it is, and exactly how much I have left. And bills that can be paid online will be, the moment that check hits my bank account via direct deposit at Midnight AM every other Friday morning. No more procrastinating about that.

My Mom kicks it oldschool - she actually carries her checkbook around everywhere, and every time she makes any sort of purchase, she deducts it by hand on the little ledger booklet inside. I think that's what a lot of people use their PDAs for now, actually.

And I have actually gotten sick of eating out so much. Even Chipotle no longer holds the appeal that it once did. Maybe it's because I'm seeing what is happening to friends of mine who subsist mostly on a diet of take-out food. (Even the Token Eternally Thin Guy in my peer group is having to buy larger-sized pants.) Still, I'm going to budget for one "treat" a week. (Probably Chipotle or El Fenix, or the Chinese place up here near where I work.) Maybe it's hearing the plight of a friend who got an intestinal infection similar to the one I had back in 1998, when I couldn't even stand the thought of food and lived on sportsdrinks for a week instead. ("Drink more...drink more...drink more...") I tried eating Mexican fast food the other day, and I just felt nauseous. And I normally love Taco Bueno.

So I'm doing sandwiches, microwave veggies, and minute rice up here at work. And I like it. HOWEVER, I did get paid today. FINALLY. AND I have enough to get Sol Invictus/Yule/Christmas/Winter Solstice Holiday shopping out of the way. ^_^ Yay.

EDIT: Another thing...we live in times in which the "Real" media news (like the FOX News Network) has become so fake that the self-proclaimed "fake" media news (the Daily Show) is considered to be more of a reflection of reality. The Simulation is more real than than the medium that it attempts to lampoon.


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