Wednesday, May 23, 2007

If all 50 states got in a war....

...who would win?

This is seriously cracking me up...though I think they're overestimating the wussyness of Californian's and underestimating the amount of firearms in the state. Just because we have lots of gun-law restrictions doesn't mean we don't have a lot of guns...and if you have ever driven through certain parts of LA you will re-think the Californian wuss image real quick.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Texifornia Vulture Breath Chili

The following recipe was shared by Texifornian "Chili Bob" who has been making this chili for 20 years (guess I didn't coin the term "texifornia" after all--but I sort of suspected that). He was nice enough to share the recipe with us. I haven't tried it yet (as it takes a few hours prep and my kids rarely give me that time to cook) but I'm looking forward to when I get the chance!

Texifornia Vulture Breath Chili
(California State Champion 2003)

2-½ hours prior –
3½ lbs lean beef (mock tender, tri-tip) ground or cubed into
approx. ¼ inch cubes. “Brown” (actually gray) ½ at a time
(in a separate fry pan) using 1T of butter flavored Crisco per
½. Add 1t of NM (New Mexico) red chili powder per ½ while “browning”. Place “browned” meat into stockpot with;

1 can Swanson beef broth (14-½ oz)
1 can Swanson chicken broth (14-½ oz)
1 can Swanson Vegetable broth (14-½ oz) – optional
1T onion powder

Bring to a boil / simmer – keep covered (stir occasionally)

1-½ hours prior -
Add to stockpot;

1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1T onion powder
1T paprika (160)
1T chili powder (reg.)
1t cayenne
½t cumin

Take one fresh jalapeno (stem removed), score the skin 8-
10 times being careful not to slice deeply into the pepper.
Float the pepper in the stockpot until tender. Strain juice
(only) into the pot.

½ hour prior
- Add to the stockpot;

1T Lewisville Hot chili powder
1-½T Lewisville Mild chili powder
1T NM red chili powder
½T chili powder
1T cumin
1T garlic powder
¼t cayenne

Add one more fresh jalapeno as described above (optional)

10 minutes prior -
Mix in separate container (tomato sauce can works great);
1T+ Bisto (brown gravy making mix)
1T onion powder
½T chili powder

with a small amount of water to make a loose paste and add to pot.

At this point you can add to your liking (optional);

½t cumin or,
½t cayenne or,
more chili powder or,
onion powder or,
garlic powder or,
salt to taste
Do not over adjust, as it will still blend prior to judging.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Blind People Can Hunt in Texas

OH man...Texas is an interesting state. A Texas legislator has introduced a bill to allow blind people to hunt.

They would have to take a sighted friend, and they would be allowed to use a lazer pointer. Honestly, its probably safer than all those people out there already hunting dead-drunk! (Do they have a law againt hunting drunk? Don't think so, but they really should.)

Well, this will give me an interesting topic to talk about with my dad, who's an avid gun enthusiast (in the very anti-gun state of California).

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

In The News...

Anyone in Texas or California who sustained damage to a computer when attempting to remove the Sony BMG DRM software is eligible for a $175 payment.

Read More Here

Arnold's coming to get you Perry... least according to the hopes of blogger Lindsay Fincher. Really, once you get past the quotes from the Govenator's speech, this blog entry is hilarious:

California Über Alles, Über Alles, California! We're coming for you, Texas

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The California Nurses' Association comes to Texas

The California Nurses' Association has fought for lower nurse to patient ratios in California, resulting in safer patient care and less nursing staff turnover. Now the CNA is organizing support for similar legislation in Texas. Read more about it on the following article at the CNA website:

TEXAS: Nurses rally for patient protection legislation