All this was so frustrating, that when I started bowling, I was somewhat agitated and ended up bowling a high scoring game. Only time I did today though. Today was the travel league but we didn’t go for several reasons, my knee being one, and as our friend pointed out, just as well, it could have happened on the highway miles from nowhere which would not have been funny. Turns out it was a fluid line to the brakes which had gone – minor I thought, $271 I was told. I guess it would have happened sooner or later, but sooner because of this other driver.
I see the Italian court has has upheld Amanda Knox’s conviction. Many over this side seem to think she isn’t guilty. What now I wonder. Apparently they have an extradition treaty with the US.
The best Hushpuppies I ever ate were at a barbecue where Matt was cooking a pig and someone else was cooking the Hushpuppies and they were being handed out immediately. They are something of a staple in North Carolina, or at least, where we lived. So here is a twist on them from Cooking.com
Jalapeno and Bacon Hush Puppies with Chipotle DipContributed By: julie, NY
Jalapenos and bacon spice up these cheesy, zesty hush puppies.
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 jalapenos, seeded and finely minced
1 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1/2 small onion, grated
1/4 cup chives, chopped
2 cups sour cream, divided
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup Chipotle Tabasco
1 lime, juice and zest
Peanut oil, for frying
Preheat oil in a deep-fryer or Dutch oven to 350 degrees F.
In bowl, combine bacon, jalapeno, cornmeal, flour, cayenne, paprika, onion, chives, 1 cup sour cream, egg and cheese. Mix well to combine. Drop heaping tablespoon-sized amounts of the mixture into the hot oil. Fry in batches for 2 to 3 minutes each. Remove from the oil to paper towels to drain and season immediately with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl and serve with the dip.
For the dip: Combine remaining cup of sour cream, Chipotle Tabasco, and lime juice and zest. Mix well to combine.
Have a great day