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Good Sunday morning everyone! I have just received my text message from my wife saying that she has arrived at work safely.  Hopefully work is not very busy and they send her home earlier than usual today.  I would rather have her company than the money.  Unfortunately, even though she works only the one shift each week, it is money that we would not get by without.  

Not to worry, I am still not at a loss for good company.  My Petunia and my Boogie Man as well as the three fur butts are all running around creating mayhem, laughs, love, and good times.  It would just be even better if my best friend and wife was here too.

Speaking of little people creating mayhem, last Tuesday morning I woke up and walked out of my bedroom to discover my chest freezer standing wide open and its contents thawing.  The kids had been up in the middle of the night!   The result was that I had to smoke 3 racks of baby back ribs and a pound of sweet italian sausage, and make a pan of lasagna.  My wife is pushing for a second pan of lasagna today or tomorrow since the first is gone and we still have some ricotta left. (She will take any excuse to eat my lasagna.  She's like Garfield with the stuff.)

She may get her lasagna, but I want to also cook something that I have never made before.  I have no more specific idea than that,  but I know that I feel like something new to my cooking experience and to my family's menu.  You see, I installed a shelf in the kitchen last weekend just above the aforementioned chest freezer. Then I reclaimed a chunk of counter space by moving all of my cooking magazines and cook books to the shelf.  Doing this made me feel like thumbing through a few issues in search of a new recipe.  Maybe I will try and find something that I can then pack for lunches at work this week.  Having something savory that can make me excited about my lunch break would probably be a pleasant treat to ease the work day doldrums.  So, if anyone has any suggestions with regard to this weekend's cooking fun, please feel free to say so in the comments.

Alright, enough with the pre-jam blabbering out of me!  Let's get to makin' with the tunes!!

When I opened up youtube this morning, I noticed that this one had a new comment.  That was enough to earn it the opening spot in today's jam session.

String Cheese Incident performs 'Dudley's Kitchen' set to pics from this year's family trip to Charleston, S.C.

Here is a special request from my Boogie Man.  He saw it on the 'my videos' page of my youtube account and had to hear it.  He loves this song and the picture is of him, so here we go.

Of course now Lila (daddy's Petunia) now wants to listen to a favorite of hers as well:

Alright, enough of the reruns from the videos that I have posted to youtube.  Here's something that I haven't posted before.

The sax is hitting the spot for me this morning so...



Ok, ok, so we're back to videos from my personal stash.  It's my diary series anyway, right?

Here's a more recent addition (hidden track after the long pause):

Hey, how'd this get in here!  Someone around here is a foodie or something:

Back to the jams already, jeez!

Here's something with some swing to go out on.  Duke Robillard sings: They Raided the Joint:

As usual we invite you to come by the comments section to share a video or just to share the company. We thank you for the time that you spend with us and hope that the shared time has enhanced your Sunday as much as it has ours.

Remember, Todd and Lila love you.




Alright one bonus video....

Did they say 'joint' in that last one?

Originally posted to lockewasright on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 08:14 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Picture a bright blue ball just spinnin' spinnin' free. It's dizzy with possibility.

    by lockewasright on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 08:14:19 AM PDT

  •  Your musical taste is on par with mine. I am (4+ / 0-)

    sure you're hip to Solomon Burke, unfortunately he died earlier today. One of the great unknowns of our time, IMO

    If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. Adlai E. Stevenson

    by teabaggerssuckbalz on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 08:42:30 AM PDT

  •  Louis Armstrong --Struttin with some barbecue (4+ / 0-)
  •  Sweet collage of pics with Dudley's Kitchen (2+ / 0-)
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    lockewasright, belinda ridgewood

    I need to get the flip out and put together some more vids...but here's one of Banjo & Fozzie going to Half Moon Bay with a Phil & Friends jam as music.

    And, as Game 3 is today, here's a video I made from a ballgame I went to with my sister-in-law from wife makes an appearance with her too...My favorite part of night games is the seagulls who swoop in after the last out, so I put them at the start of the video.

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 09:14:22 AM PDT

    •  Oh wow! Great looking fur butts! (1+ / 0-)
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      I am not even a baseball fan, but an afternoon in the stadium is a good time.  Wow the ladies sure are sisters!  There is a pretty strong genetic connection for sure.

      Picture a bright blue ball just spinnin' spinnin' free. It's dizzy with possibility.

      by lockewasright on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 09:21:36 AM PDT

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  •  Lasagna! I knew I liked you! (2+ / 0-)

    I'm hampered in making cooking suggestions by not knowing what else has thawed from your freezer (lol, I always wondered why people put padlocks on freezers), but I make a fiercely complicated vegetable lasagna with three different sets of vegetables in the three layers, which I can endorse as a tasty and painless way to get servings of worthwhile veggies into lasagna fans. (I will trade some lasagna for a rack of smoked ribs any time, though!)

    I know John Lennon music has been done to, um, death, but I loved him so much that I have to post a couple more, hopefully a bit out of the mainstream.

    Here's what Herbie Hancock and friends do with "Imagine". (It gets good for kid dancing after the slow opening verse!)

    And here's John with Clapton on lead guitar, Keith Richards on bass, and Mitch Mitchell (of Jimi Hendrix's band) on drums.

    What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot

    by belinda ridgewood on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 09:20:48 AM PDT

    •  There is absolutely no such thing as too much (2+ / 0-)

      Lennon music.  On that I am pretty insistent.

      My lasagna is far from vegetarian.  In fact, it should be served with a defibrillator on the side.  I use sage sausage instead of beef and cover the top with pepperoni before cooking it.  There are 5 different cheeses too.

      As for 'the great thaw' it is now called in our home.  Everything that could be salvaged and cooked has been and is now either eaten or frozen in meal sized portions.

      Picture a bright blue ball just spinnin' spinnin' free. It's dizzy with possibility.

      by lockewasright on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 09:26:28 AM PDT

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      •  No such thing as too much lasagna either (2+ / 0-)

        I definitely agree with you and jojothecat -- single men are really missing the boat if they don't cook. It's fun and not that hard, and many women do find it smokin' hot, whether or not we cook ourselves.

        Your lasagna sounds magnificent. I'm afraid I'm just not vegetarian material, although I enjoy many vegetarian dishes. The big pile o' meat is just super-alluring. This is my pre-birthday weekend (it'll be Tuesday), so on Friday night I was carted "down the shore" and treated to a tasty "garbage pie", pizza with meatballs, sausage, and pepperoni, as well as onions and mushrooms. I was dubious that it was necessary to go all the way over there, but I had to agree that it was a great pie, with nice thin crispy crust, well-seasoned meatballs, and good sausage.

        Move to SC, and then we can meet halfway and cook up a giant feast and invite all your followers. I would agree to be in charge of vegetables as long as I get plenty of your meat lasagna and ribs!

        Okay, then I will toss in a couple more Lennon songs, even though they're not very dance-y.

        What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot

        by belinda ridgewood on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 10:07:42 AM PDT

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        •  The goal is to be moved within the (2+ / 0-)

          next 4 years.  It's a year until the Boog starts school and another year after that.  We need time to cross our fingers that property value on our current home comes up just a smidge while we take advantage of being at the 9 year mark on the amortization schedule of our 30 year fixed.  Also, Intel pays me for an 8 week sabbatical every 7 years.  I am currently in my 10th year.  So, that's the time frame unless I discover a hoard of cash or something in the interim.

          Check your gmail inbox for that lasagna recipe.  A few things about it:

          Yes, it's absolutely necessary to use the Newman's Own italian sausage and peppers sauce.  The flavor mixes with the sage sausage in a way that no other sauce does.  The recipe calls for 2 jars, but it work fine with one or just a little over one jar.

          Also, I have been using the grate parm/romano combo.  It's better than just parmesan.

          Once we get out east, I would love to host a people who are orange, but aren't Boehner blues and eats event!

          Btw, that recipe minder software that I used to send the recipe is fantastic and free to mac users at It keeps and organizes recipes with user defined categories.  It emails and even scales recipes.  It is called Yum.

          Picture a bright blue ball just spinnin' spinnin' free. It's dizzy with possibility.

          by lockewasright on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 10:22:49 AM PDT

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          •  OMG, thank you! (1+ / 0-)
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            I am so excited, because I have never before gotten anything in that mailbox except bulk mail from Markos and his minions. It's like getting a real birthday card mixed in with the bills and fundraising letters.

            Yum software looks great -- don't suppose there's a PC version? I guess Mac users suffer through enough "only for PCs" pain to make them deserve Mac-only recipe software.

            About to send back the veg lasagna recipe, in case you ever already have enough meat on the menu ;)  I will note that, for most things you can do with lasagna, not only does the "no-boil" lasagna work great, the only difference between it and regular lasagna is that they print on the box that you don't need to boil it. If you are heaping on sauce and cheese and baking it in the oven for 45 minutes or so, any dry noodles will cook perfectly well without bothering to boil them first. No idea why any noodle manufacturer attempts to conceal this.

            Yes, totally up for the lockewasright Blue-Orange banquet! Make sure you get moved before I am too old to cook!

            What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot

            by belinda ridgewood on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 11:00:34 AM PDT

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  •  For every child (2+ / 0-)
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    When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? Eleanor Roosevelt

    by IndyRobin on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 09:25:13 AM PDT

  •  Hey, hey, hey..Happy Sunday ALL (2+ / 0-)
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    Back from my Sack-a-tomato (Sacramento) trip.  No pictures, I forgot my camera.  It was smokin' hot at 100 plus almost all week.  My B-day was fun, we went to dinner downtown.  On the way back we took a leisurely drive and stopped in Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara befoe we headed home.  Glad to be back and able to connect with you on Sunday mornings.  Hope you had a nice B-day too.   How funny (and cool)that your B-day is the next day (kindred spirits I suppose).  I am not much of a cook although I have been buying Pampered Chef stuff and cook books.  My specialties are soups and scallops.  I was watching the Food channel yester and they featured Kansas City, MO, Memphis and Texas bbq.  I had a taste for bbq and will be having that for dinner tonight too.  Have a wonderful, relaxing, fun Sunday and week.  See you next Sunday!

    •  I am glad that everything went well. I am also (2+ / 0-)

      happy to see you back.  I could go broke with a Pampered Chef catalogue!  My wife literally grabs me by the ear and drags me past the cooking stuff whenever we go to the store.  If we ever see each other in person, you won't need to cook.  Just bring your appetite.

      Have you ever seen a copy of 'The Ultimate Soup Bible'?  I have a copy.  It's a HUGE collection of soup recipes.  If you don't already have it, I certainly recommend it.  I usually consider recipes to be a starting point and then tweak them to my liking after making them once as they were written.  Some of the recipes in 'The Ultimate Soup Bible' don't even need tweaking!

      Picture a bright blue ball just spinnin' spinnin' free. It's dizzy with possibility.

      by lockewasright on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 09:39:54 AM PDT

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