The Looky-Loos

Slide down my rainbow.

Friday, January 9, 2009


Okay ... so I'm pretty 'Psyched' some of my favorite shows are starting back up now that the holidays are behind us!! Last night was Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, and Private Practice. All three which were brilliant!! Woot Woot!!

I'm getting ready to head back to training in Denver, 1 week, 8am to 5pm, and they usually don't let us out early for anything. But it's for the betterment of my job, so it's all worth it!!!

ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Albert Camus

ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

When times are tough or you're feeling down, what's the one food you can count on to make you feel better?

ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ


(ek-yoo-MEN-i-kuhl, ee-kyoo-)

1. Having a mix of diverse elements.
2. Universal; general.
3. Pertaining to the whole Christian church; concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions.

From Latin oecumenicus (general, universal), from Greek oikoumenikos, from oikein (to inhabit), from oikos (house). Ultimately from the Indo-European root weik- (clan) that is also the forebear of vicinity, village, villa, and villain (originally, a villain was a farm servant, one who lived in a villa or a country house).

"An ecumenical group of Cincinnati area leaders called for an end Wednesday to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the Gaza Strip."

ஜ~§What I'm Reading§~ஜ

Janet Evanovich, Plum Lucky and The History of Western Philosophy.

ஜ~§What I'm Watching§~ஜ

Tonight is: Ghost Whisperer, Flashpoint, Numb3rs, Sanctuary and Flashpoint. (I told you guys I was a TV Junkie)

ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ

This is not so much a poem as one of those clapping songs I used to sing when I was in gradeschool.

See see my playmate
come out and play with me
and bring your dollies three
climb up my apple tree
slide down my rainbow
into my cellar door
and we'll be best of friends
forever more more more

ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ

Five-Vegetable Stir-Fry w/ Lentils

1/2 cup lentils
3 1/3 cups water
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
4 scallions including green tops, chopped
2 turnips, peeled, quartered, and sliced thin
3 carrots, sliced thin
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced
1 (10 ounce) package frozen cut green beans

In a medium saucepan, combine the lentils, 2 cups of the water, and 3/4 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils are just tender but not falling apart, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain if necessary, cover, and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan or a wok, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Add half of the ginger and scallions and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the turnips and carrots and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of the water, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, and the vinegar. Boil until the vegetables are tender and no liquid remains in the pan, about 10 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl.

In the same pan, melt the butter with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over moderately high heat. Add the remaining ginger and scallions and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the green beans and the remaining 1/3 cup of water and 1 teaspoon salt. Reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the carrot mixture and the drained lentils and toss gently to combine.

Yield: 4 servings

Brightest Blessings,

9 Things people say ...:

KMcJoseph said...

Since you like Grey's Anatomy so much:


KMcJoseph said...

Also, that children's poem sounds kind of dirty now that I know all the words.

SweetPeaSurry said...

It might have originated in the 60's KM, so it may have some naughty connotations.

I'm off to read ya Grey's blog!!!

SparkleFarkle said...

I simply loved your Clap! Clap! song! Little treasures like that are like.. like... COMFORT FOOD!-- Mine being: my mom's chili. It can help even if it's eaten cold! Puppet and I share cruellers dunked in milk when our daubers are low, too.

Braja said...

I don't agree with Albert Camus, which, since he's dead, possibly won't be too much of a problem for him; searching for the meaning of life doesn't preclude living it in the meantime. Narrow minded little man he was sometimes, our Albert :))

Vodka Mom said...

I just love your stuff!

I'm anxiously waiting for LOST.

Irish Gumbo said...

I find that very often, a simple bologna sandwich will pick me right up. Oh, and with a beer :)

And a brave lass you are: Brussel Sprouts? The mystery that is you gets deeper...

Braja said...

And btw? The cows raise their hooves and salute your vegetarian recipe!! lol...

Vodka Mom said...

Plus, I was hoping someone could come over HERE and cook the food. pretty please????