Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Silly Post

I know, with all that's going on in the world, this may seem like a silly post.  However, I have a question.  Why, in all of the big state of Colorado, can we not find linguica? **I suppose I should have added exactly what linguica is.  It's a Portuguese sausage. There are German brats, Mexican chorizo,  and Polish sausage.  They are all good, but we like love linguica the best. We have only eaten it fried and eaten on french rolls as a sandwich or added to my baked beans.  I'm sure there are many other recipes for it.

Good, homemade, butcher shop linguica?

It's been a staple at our house for years.  It's the "secret" ingredient in my famous baked beans.


I know I can get it mail order but I want to run down to the local grocery store and get some.  I have until next year's bbq season to find it. Otherwise I'll be forced to mail order it and pay higher prices.

While I'm at it, why don't they serve Chili Colorado in Mexican restaurants here in Colorado but they do in California?

Inquiring minds need to know!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


***Well, I didn't win.  That's alright.  At least I found out what the post was.  Elizabeth told me it was from The Lettered Cottage.  Although I didn't win the beautiful-to-die-for velvet pumpkins, I'm so happy for those who did.

I love to enter blog give-aways.  I've been fortunate to have been able to win a few and that's always fun.  Well, I have got to do a better job with my record keeping.  I entered a blog give-away and left myself a note that says, "Love Fest Oct. 7".  Can I find it now?  Oh, no!  For some reason Yahoo has changed the history to only show the last two days.

Does anyone out there know what this blog drawing might be?  Thanks.

*I am still using the Hub's computer and I have found where the History is set up to only keep for two days. I've changed it to one year. With that said, I still don't know where that contest is!  I know that I don't need to win every contest I enter but this is driving me crazy.  

Friday, October 5, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Well, it's not winter, but it's a wonderland outside.  I woke up early this morning (5:00 a.m.) knowing it was going to freeze.  I was greeted by snow!!!!!!  It's now 7:30 a.m., 28 degrees outside,  and the snow is still on the ground, although it's melting off the streets.  That's good for the commuters.  For us retired folks, doesn't matter!

We are supposed to be clear until around dinner time when we might get some more flurries.  Tomorrow is supposed to be just as cold and a tad warmer on Sunday.  Monday?  In the 70's!  The saying around here is, "If you don't like the weather, wait a day!"

I was raised in Michigan so you would think that this would be old hat for me.  It's been a long time, though, and I'm sure I didn't appreciate it back then.  The great thing about Colorado snow, in particular the area we live in, is that it doesn't hang around long.  Not like the midwest and east where you can get snowed in for days and days.  That said, I plan on stocking up on batteries, granola bars, other food staples and some good books.  I've heard that the power rarely goes out here but if it does, we have a gas fireplace.  I wonder if Starbucks delivers?

My very own Little House on the Prairie!