Thursday, May 22, 2014

Got My Boogie Back

I'm suckin' on a homemade vanilla iced coffee and happy to report, my boogie is back (see last post).  Yeppers.  I put my Magic Sneakers on and I don't know why, they just work. Something about them, makes me get the chores done.

That, and we're headed into staycation.

Meanwhile, I've got onions caramelizing for onion dip.  Not sure about you, but in my kitchen, there's a zero tolerance for boxed onion dip.  Can't stand the stuff.

And now, I'm nearly out of iced coffee and it's time to do more dishes.  My gosh, but I cook and bake a lot.

You Boogerbutts have an oogie boogie day.  Cheers.


26 comments:

  1. Please share your secret of the magic sneakers...

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    1. I dunno the secret, but it's a trick that I learned from my husband. I put on sneaker, and next thing I know, I'm cleaning.

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  2. I need to get me a pair of Magic Sneakers! Enjoy your staycation!

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    1. Thanks. One more day. Woohoo!

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  3. Glad you got your boogie back. How hard is it to make homemade onion dip? At the Biltmore, they had this incredible dip mix at the winery. I was going to order some, but they charge a ridiculous amount to ship those little packets.

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    1. It is very easy to make homemade onion dip. I had a longer answer here, but removed it. Instead, I'll do a proper how-to post. But if you want to email me before that, my email is located on the sidebar.

      Thanks for asking. You've just given me a new blog to write about, and today I took pictures off all the steps I did to make the dip.

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  4. I could use some magic sneakers. I need a bit of boogie and that might do the trick. Then I shall go for a dip in some onions.

    Gary :)

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    1. That's weird. You went into my junk mail for some reason. But I dug it out and there you are.

      Both onion dip and magic sneakers are great things to have. How goes the move?

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  5. Good to hear you've got your boogie back. I could do with some magic sneakers - but at least we've got a long weekend to look forward to (of course, all weekends are long for me - but I get Rachel for an extra day with 'proper' long weekends!)

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    1. A proper long weekend is in order, for sure. That is wonderful news. Please tell Lady Rachel that I say HELLO.

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  6. Yum. I love onion dip.

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    1. This is so easy and really yummy. I am going to do a how-to post on it. Tonight I took pictures of all the steps, and the finished product. Hope you come back and give it a go.

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  7. Oh, the boogie is back! Good stuff! Those are something, those magic sneakers :)

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    1. Thanks, Martha. So glad to read that you're kicking butt and taking names on your house projects. Very cool beans.

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  8. Now of course you need the chips!

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    1. I just so happen to snag four bags for FREE at the market. How 'bout them apples?

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  9. I don't think I've ever ate any dip... but I do adore onions... especially red onions

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    1. Can't go wrong with an onion.

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    2. yes, I often think about how eating would be sad if it didn't have onions, garlic, chives.... Can you imagine it?
      I sometimes like to explore the history of eating and food, and it is so shocking what a poor diet people had in the world before Americas were discovered. Corn, potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, and so many different veggies come from Americas and before that people had only turnips, wheat and some beans to eat.... with cabbage :) Horrible....

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    3. A kitchen without garlic, onions and chives? Oh my goodness. I cannot imagine. Or for me, without paprika. Just seems wrong.

      Mamam taught me to make her palascintas and would tell me, "When we no have milk, we use water."

      Amazing to me, such a good treat as a palascinta was made at time when food needed to be stretched. So many of the foods she taught me were designed to make stretch and feed many with so little.

      I love that.

      Have you see THE GREAT BRITISH BAKEOFF? They have food history lessons and I love watching them.

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  10. that is how we in Europe do it, we don't waste food, we stretch everything we have. I don't think I've ever thrown anything from food.... ever. I will use up everything from stale bread to leftover mash.
    It's fun how our palascinta or palacinka in Serbian :) are not like American pancakes, but thin like crepes. We usually fill them with dio and lekvart...

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    1. That is how I am too. No waste. Use all that I can and be thankful to have what I do.

      I didn't know it was palacinka in Serbian. Very nice. We use lekvar as well. Such good stuff. And also dio, which is lovely.

      I have posted pictures of my palascintas and will do again. I am to make them during staycation, if all is well with my spine, as a batch requires me to stand with no rest, for the entire time.

      Love leftover mash. We have some in our fridge now. But on my stove top are big fat onions, caramelizing, happily.

      PS: Stale bread, yes. It is a shame to waste.

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  11. Might have to steal your magic sneaker's trick and use it on both Paul and myself. We've only got the our little room half painted and that half still needs some touch ups. That onion dip looks delicious and I need a recipe for both it and that yummy vanilla coffee you mentioned! Are you going to publish a cook book?

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    1. What shade did you go with?

      I'm working on a dog bake book right now to sell. The human one, I dance around but haven't fully committed to the project, yet.

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