Well, after all of this music talk, I thought it was about time that I actually put some Christmas music on my space. But by now, you know me. Not just ordinary Christmas music but obscure caroles from little-known artists!!
Tonight is a familiar song performed by a Country singer that you or may not remember, or have never heard of. John Berry has one of those voices that most male vocalists would kill to have! I’m sure that he could have chosen whatever genre of music that he wanted too. Unfortunately he injured his vocal cords permanently and has retired….. at 40! My favorite non-country-sounding Country singer.
Mrs Serious and I finally got the tree put up and I would send you a photo, except she is embarassed because it’s a fake one and only about 4ft tall!! But what do you expect from two people with no kids and hating the thought of a dead tree sitting in our living room, although I’m sure that the dogs would just love it! I’ll take a photo when she’s asleep or not looking, which means pretty much anytime!
Dinner tonight was awesome!! Actually , the whole thing started yesterday when I roasted a whole chicken-in-a-pot for dinner!! With mashed potatoes, peas and gravy, it was VERY tasty on a cold night. But my secret plan was to save the chicken carcass and make stock out of it. Nothing like homemade chicken stock as a starter to another meal. And that other meal tonight was Chicken and Dumplings!!! My favorite!! And SOOOO easy!! I simply simmered the carcass in water with chunks of carrot, celery, onion and whatever herbs you like. Strain out the broth and add new veggies along with chunks of the leftover chicken and you have a party in your mouth!! When everything is cooked and tender, make up your dumpling mix (I use Bisquick) and simply drop spoonfuls into the pot! Cook them for 10 minutes uncovered and the cover the pot for another 10 minutes and it’s DONE!!!! It’s a great winter, one pot, meal! You can add a little canned chicken broth too. As an aside, Bisquick to me is like Duct tape and WD-40!! Always there in a emergency, makes things easier and has so many uses!!
I guess I’ve rambled on enough, plus I have blog walking to do, so I’ll leave you all with one last thought:
"Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals … except the weasel."
On that note….