Mmmmm…. cooked up some seafood paella. Shrimp, clams, scallops, chorizo and chicken. So good! Who wants the recipe? @sherijk @jessapril @arainert @superkb @ericfriedman @cili007 (thx @marybyrnski) (at Island of Catan)
portobello mushrooms stuffed with spinach and goat cheese
I got a little funky tonight with random stuff in the fridge. This recipe is super easy and is very very tasty.
Time: 25 mins (10 min prep, 15 min cook)
2 portobello mushrooms
2 oz soft goat cheese (i used plain)
4 TB chopped spinach, cooked (i used the frozen kind)
1 garlic clove - crushed
1 TB butter
salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Clean mushrooms by wiping with wet paper towel. Don’t rinse under sink ‘cause you don’t want excess liquid.
3. Remove stems by wiggling back and forth. Scrape out gills with a spoon, but be careful not to break the edges. Those are the walls that will keep all the goodness inside.
4. In a bowl, combine the goat cheese, melted butter, crushed garlic. Blend until smooth. Then add spinach. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. Brush bottoms of mushrooms with olive oil. Place in baking pan.
6. Spread spinach mixture evenly over mushrooms.
7. Bake for 10-15 mins at 350 degrees.
The mushrooms expel a lot of liquid when cooked, and end up sitting in the liquid. To prevent them from being “water-logged” try to put mushrooms on something elevated in the baking pan - like a cooling rack.
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such an awesome tradition.
The front of today’s New York Times Sports section.
The NYT is just throwing negative space and reverse boxes all over the place these days. Also, this tiny paper already beat them to this trick.
Let’s face it, with Game of Thrones, Homeland, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire all on hiatus, you’re gonna need a reason to mindlessly stare at your TV. And that reason should be Fantasy Bachelor.
It’s arguably the most enjoyable TV experiences I have all year. And it’s simple, because I do all the work. Here’s what you do:
1. Get a group of friends together. Five teams are ideal but not necessary. Read my Fantasy Bachelor Rules so you know how points are earned and lost. In general, the longer your contestants stay on the show, the more points you earn. Plus there’s a ton of fun bonus points and penalties along the way. You want to draft ladies who are going the distance. Stack your team with those who collect roses and kisses, but don’t cause (too much) drama.
2. Watch the Season Premier on ABC.com before Monday January 14. That’s technically the second episode, but the start of the Fantasy Season.
3. Take copious notes on who’s crazy and who’s bat shit crazy.
4. Hold your draft before Jan 14. I prefer Google Hangouts but email works fine. Then download GroupMe and set up a group to live chat with friends while watching. The jokes are endless - and this season looks like a real doozy.
5. Copy the previous Rules and Scoring Sheet as your own - so you can draft your teams and copy over my scores each week. I’ll post scores typically by Wednesday night. Feel free to modify any of the rules. But if you do, you’re on your own for scoring.
That’s it. Have any feedback? Please drop it in the comments section below. Or find me on Twitter @jonathancrowley #FantasyBachelor
Happy Rose Collecting!
When normality starts to return, consider taking a trip to a restaurant in a neighborhood deeply impacted by the storm. Likely they’ve received damage, and will be in dire need of business to stay afloat. — Email update to BriskletLab fans from Daniel Delaney (via dpstyles)
(Source: mail.google.com, via dpstyles)
When I step into the voting booth, I think about the world I want to leave my two daughters, and the values that are required to guide us there. The two parties’ nominees for president offer different visions of where they want to lead America.
One believes a woman’s right to choose should be protected for future generations; one does not. That difference, given the likelihood of Supreme Court vacancies, weighs heavily on my decision.
One recognizes marriage equality as consistent with America’s march of freedom; one does not. I want our president to be on the right side of history.
One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet; one does not. I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics. —
A Vote for a President to Lead on Climate Change - Bloomberg
Apparently climate change is finally a real issue in this election. I hope this endorsement, and the magazine cover that goes with it, will be viewed by history as a turning point. If, you know, there ever is history.