Friday, August 18, 2006

...Not so fast pardner......

When I worked as a Homicide Investigator....I used to have a sign on my desk that read.....

HOMICIDE DIVISION ...Our day begins..when yours ends.

Well Sir...regardin this here JonBenet murder arrest....Not so fast! I'm not convinced yet. I can distinctly remember 3 cases I had in particular where all the evidence (excluding DNA) pointed to one suspect...and it woulda been real easy to arrest those suspects, close out the case... and let a jury sort it out...but early on in my Police career I had a very good mentor who taught me to always take a step or two back from a case and give it a real good OBJECTIVE look see before committing to close the case.

Now all 3 above mentioned's a damn good thing I heeded my mentor's suggestions because in all three cases...the main suspect was the wrong person. By taking a closer look at ALL the evidence...especially the evidence that tended to exclude that suspect...further investigation revealed that there was a yet...unknown suspect in the case. Now...the good news is that the real perpetrator(s) were eventually arrested...and the original target of the investigation was cleared. I truly don't think I could have slept well at night knowing I had not done my job correctly and thoroughly......

Fer some reason...this here Cookie is sensing a "Fifteen minutes of Fame" scenario regardin this Ramsey homicide suspect. He wouldn't be the first psycho to confess to a high profile crime just to get the attention ...and until such time as I'm presented with hard DNA or other such absolutely conclusive evidence...I think the press should steer clear of potentially convicting this "suspect" in the Court of Public Opinion and contaminating the jury pool...... closing...."Here's lookin at you kid...." Cookie.....

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Hey Hey Heyyy... Some Bread Puddin... and some Soup a the Day...

Well Sir....I really gotta thank Missy Susan Gertson frum Eagle Lake, Texas fer sendin in a bunch of her fine recipe's t'this here Cookie...

Now Sir...I don't know bout y'all...but I just love a real good bread puddin...specially around the holidays...but if'n ya twist my arm...I'll eat it most any time...and here be one real great soundin recipe' fer it....

Susan’s Coconut Pecan Bread Pudding

4 C. hot milk 1 can flaked coconut
2 ½ C. coarse bread crumbs* 1 C. finely chopped pecans
1 ½ C. sugar 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs, well beaten 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2/3 C. melted butter 1/2 tsp. Mexican vanilla
½ can Eagle Brand milk 1/2 Tbl. almond extract

Mix hot milk, bread crumbs, and 1/2 cup sugar and set aside to soak.

In a separate bowl mix eggs, melted butter, Eagle Brand milk, remaining sugar, and seasonings until well blended, then fold in coconut and pecans.

Combine the two mixtures and pour into a buttered 9¡± x 13¡± baking pan. Bake for approximately 1 hour at 325˚ or until a knife inserted in middle comes out clean. Mixture will still move when jiggled, but will firm up when cooled.

*I used torn-up pieces of French bread to develop this recipe and it was very good. This recipe produces a wet bread pudding that might be good with a drizzle of chocolate sauce but is sweet enough and wet enough not to need any additional sauce.

Alternates to the coconut and pecans could include chocolate chips, any kind of berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or in a combination), raisins, bits of peaches, pineapple, apples and/or any other type of nuts you might prefer. (When adjusting the kind of fruit added, consider the sweetness of the fruit and adjust the sugar accordingly.)

Well Sir...if'n that don't sound good t'ya...then yur dead! Ok...movin on...Susans next recipe is fer Mexican Chicken Soup...and a few years back while out in Winnamucca, Nevada...I had some a this and loved it...see if'n y'all don't also......

Susan’s Mexican Chicken Soup

1 Chicken cooked and boned
Reserve broth

1 onion chopped
1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
4 tsp minced garlic
2 carrots diced
6 ribs celery diced
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes
2 cans Campbell’s Healthy Choice creamy chicken soup
1 tsp each of ground cumin, chili powder, salt and lemon pepper
1 cup noodles
Heat broth and add all veggies, noodles and spices – cook until almost done, then add soups and chicken (more water if needed). Heat until warm.
Serve with tortilla chips.

OK...Y'all take care now and God Bless.......Cookie

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

My Solution to the Mid-East situation.. and a great soundin recipe' frum the West Coast.

Well Sir...bein an old Bubblehead (Submariner)...I've come up with what I consider a quick and expedient end to what's happenin to our friend Israel......

Now Sir...all experts agree that Iran is supplyin the money and weaponry to them thar Hezzie's....and good old Syria is knowingly actin as a conduit fer all a the supplies....So (I ain't never been accused a bein a "Dove")'s what this here Cookie see's as the most common sense approach to solvin the problem......ya gotta cut off the head a the snake......

...AMF (don't ask)... Iran & Syria......

Now buddy Stevin over at IONETIC sent this next recipe' in response to my recent SOS fer new recipe's.... Thanks Amigo....mucho appreciated.....

Angel Hair Pasta with Roasted Pepper Salsa and Chicken

# 1 pound Angel Hair or Capellini, uncooked
# 2 red bell peppers or 1 red bell pepper and 1 yellow bell pepper
# 3 tbsp. finely shredded fresh basil
# 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar or 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
# 1 clove garlic, minced
# 1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste
# Pepper to taste
# 1 tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
# 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
# 1/2 cup chicken broth

Roast and peel the peppers as follows: Place the peppers directly over a gas jet of the range (or under a pre-heated broiler), turning them often with a pair of tongs, until blackened on all sides. Transfer them to a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let them stand until cool. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and remove the stems and seeds. Scrape off the blackened skin of the pepper. Cut the peppers into 1/4-inch pieces.

Toss the diced roasted peppers with the basil, balsamic vinegar or lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. (This salsa may be prepared and refrigerated up to one day in advance.)

Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and stir until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add the roasted pepper salsa and stir 30 seconds, scraping up the brown bits that stick to the pan. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water. Add the water and the chicken broth to the skillet with the chicken mixture. Return the pasta to the pot. When the chicken is cooked through, transfer the contents of the skillet to the pot and heat over high heat until the sauce is boiling and reduced enough to lightly coat the pasta. Season to taste. Serve hot.

Stevin frum the West Coast.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Navy Releases Top Al-Qaeda Terrorist... and Susan's Cheesy Sausage Quiche...

Well Sir...I just couldn't believe they did it and let this guy go scott-free...but here be the proof......

" United States Navy Releases Al-Qaeda Terrorist!!! –I can't believe it!!!

The US Navy today announced that it has released a senior Al Qaeda terrorist after questioning him extensively for 27 days while being held prisoner aboard a US aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. In a humanitarian gesture, the terrorist was given $50 US and a white 1962 Ford Fairlane automobile upon being released from custody. The attached photo shows the terrorist on his way home just after being released by the Navy...."

God Bless the U.S. Navy......The Greatest Navy in the Wurld....

..A few posts back...this here Cookie sent out an SOS regardin folks sendin me some a their best recipe's so's I wouldn't run out a my recipe's....

So...Missy Susan Gertson frum Eagle Lake, Texas was nice enuff to send me a good collection of her fine recipe's...and Stevin frum IONETIC was also considerate and sent me one a his recipe's...which I'll post at another time....a big Cookshack THANKS to y'all fer yur cooperation and comin t'the Cookie's rescue....

Now Sir...any a ya out there that cooks on a regular basis knows that you can get a feel fer how good a recipe' is gonna taste just by readin the ingredients and the process. Well Sir...without any further's a Quiche recipe' that any man would eat......

Cheesy Sausage Quiche

1 9in pie shell

¾ lb pork sausage

½ c chopped onions

1/3 c chopped bell pepper

1 ½ c velveeta or cheddar

2 eggs

1 tbs flour

1 tbs parsley

½ tsp seasoned salt

¼ tsp garlic salt

¼ tsp pepper

1 c milk

Heat oven to 425

Bake pie shell 7 min.

Reduce temp to 350

Brown sausage and drain

In 2 tbs oil cook onions and pepper until tender. Add sausage and spoon into pie shell. Sprinkle with cheese.

In a bowl, mix eggs and remainder of ingredients, pour over cheese.

Bake @350 for 30-35 min.

Thanks Agin Missy Susan....y'all Take Care and God Bless.....Cookie....

Sad News.....

Well Sir...this'll be somewhat short and sweet. My wifes mother is terminally ill and is expected to pass in the next few days...therefore...I'm somewhat distracted frum my bloggin assignments.

I will probably not be postin fer a day or so due to other duties...and if'n I do post...they will be sporadic. I would like to thank all those who have left comments and compliments on my last two posts....I always look forward to readin the comments...many times they are funnier than the post THANK'S EVERYONE!!!....and a very special thanks to all those who came to my SOS and sent me recipe's to publish...Susan Gertson of Eagle Lake, Texas...and Stevin frum the West Coast.....

I would especially like to thank the person who nominated me as Grand Admiral of the Pirate Armada...the scurviest bunch of conservative cut-throats, groin kickin, eye-gougin fleet of Pirates that sail the Moonbat Sea's and the Liberal Lee's lookin fer ACLUers, Liberals, Left-Wing Dem's...and any other Lib-idiots out there in the ya can see mates...I've kinda got me hands full at the time. In my stead...I have nominated Sig94 to run fer Grand Admiral of the Fleet...he'll be runnin against the dreaded MISHA over at the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.....

Yarrrr...OK laddies...come out fightin and no holds bared...keep it dirty and unfair...and may the nastiest Fleet Pirate win.......

Be seein y'all in a few.....the Cookie......

Sunday, August 13, 2006

An All American Post..... 2 GREAT slide shows...

Well Sir...gonna make this short and sweet! I've been sent a couple a real GREAT power-point slide shows that are absolutely SUPER!!!

There seemed to be no way I could get them inta my blog fer all a ya to enjoy...but Eric over at (bein a feller bubblehead and all) was nice enough to upload these two links to his server so's I could share these here slide shows with y'all...and believe me...they are well worth the time.

This here first link (Slide Show) is fer EVERYONE and there ain't no doubt that it will bring both smiles...and tears to all yur face...but y'all will be thankful ya saw it....TURN YUR SOUND ON!!

...and the second link will truly inspire all you old Navy well everyone else who can appreciate the majesty and beauty of THE UNITED STATES NAVY...the Greatest Navy in the Wurld......

I gotta thank both The Doubting Thomas fer sendin me the first below link....and John over at John's Place fer sendin me these never before been seen Navy pictures.....THANKS GUYS!!! be the links..... Turn Yur Sound On! and (no sound needed)