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January 05, 2008


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Shoot! Throw in some onions, celery, shrimp, okra, some more hot sauce and a can of tomato sauce and call it gumbo!

Our kitties are in love with these little fabric mice that are stuffed with catnip! I had to move the sofa the other day and found over a dozen underneath! LOL! They've been very happy lately!

Rico Suave, Local 459, International Brotherhood of Felines

On behalf of Local 459, we strenuously protest the introduction of drugs into our living environment. Catnip is a known feline stimulant, no doubt intended to further management's obsession with higher productivity. We have seen first-hand what havoc drugs can wreak, as seen in the aberrant behaviour of certain un-named canines who attack and destroy perfectly good cat toys.

Management seems surprised that we are not fooled by this tactic aimed at making us more dependent upon them. Pandering to our weakness for catnip is a despicable act, akin to peddling drugs in schoolyards. We are steadfast in our resolve not to succumb to the temptation. Well, except for Percy, who we are sure would agree with us if we could get him off that damn mouse for just one minute.


Um... I'll take the ribs, ya'll can keep the chowder! ;)

I wondered if Rico would have anything to say about the importation of drugs into his domain... Heh...

The Management

Rico is finally right about one thing, the said management's "obsession with productivity," of which, lately, there is none. NONE!

The litter box needs to be cleaned again, ditto the cat dishes as well.
And much to our horror, Rico tried to spray the Rubbermaid boxes that hold the Christmas decorations. He was caught just before his tail began to shiver and shake.
I should have put a cork in it but I put him outside instead.

Productivity? Bah. Useless felines such as these could use a good jolt of the aforementioned herb to make themselves gainful members of our working family.

At least Percy continues to do well in his job as a feline alarm clock, waking me up 7 days a week at 6 a.m. sharp.
If they want to get on my good side, have them get together to sweep up Buddy's hair off the floor.
I'm looking for a good deal on the Roomba, and if I find one, their lives will CHANGE FOREVER when I train it to attack on sight.... bwhahahaha!


Seamus, I'd try that,but there is already a milky - cream base. Can that be turned into gumbo? I'm not so sure at this point. I might add some crab meat if I can find some that isn't overpriced.

Pam, the rib mixture smells good, but I don't think it will all fit into the crock pot. I might do a slow oven roast instead, we'll see.


I am not fond of chowder, for some reason. I made a recipe of sausage and white bean soup this week. I found the recipe in a magazine for stroke victims, and it was surprisingly good. Maybe I'll post the recipe, if anyone is interested.


Corn and potato chowder? Isn't that Yankee food?

I just finished a bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo ...Southern Living 1994 recipe.
Don't you find that most crockpots are too small? We are anxiously awaiting the rib report.
And keylime pie is always a good idea.


The ribs came out good! You're right, FC. The crock pot was too small. The recipe must have been written for someone with an oversized crock pot.

I decided to just let them marinate longer, and slow roasted them in the oven instead. The meat was tender and falling off the bone.

I'll post the recipe later this week if anyone is interested. It's not the best recipe ever, but it was good. I think it needed a little more spice, but the recipe did state that it was more on the sweet side than spicy.

Kenju, coming from a magazine like that, I'll bet it was a healthy recipe as well. Good to hear it was delicious! White beans and sausage do sound good.

For the record, after dinner, I decided to drain all the sauce into the gravy strainer that I mentioned earlier. Then I let the strainer it sit in the fridge for a few hours. Ended up removing about 1/4 cup of thick fat, which I threw out, and poured the remaining sauce back over the ribs again. ;)

Jim Reese

I love corn chowder but I have diverticulitis and corn is against the rules for me maybe the potato with clams and call it new england


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