Saturday, September 16, 2006

A subtle change of!

Well Sir....if'n y'all look t'the right side of this here blog...Y'all might notice the change in my profile photygraph......yupper...that there be a photygraph of Tim Allen in one his Santa Claus movies. So why am I doin a post about this here pix in September....well now...I'll tell y'all.......

Several weeks back I decided that I was in need of a somewhat "radical" change in lookin in a mirror at my gray beard...and somewhat drab brown hair...I decided that the best color fer this here Cookie was....WHITE!

So now Sir....I contacted one a my daughters that's a Cosmotologist...and you guessed it....I am now completely white....that thar be right...old Cookie now looks like either Santa Claus...or Moses....takes yur pick. Now...since I live on a lake, and I tried to part it and nuthin happened...I guess I must be closer to good old Saint Nicholas......and I TRULY do look very much like the attached photygraph.....really.

So....after tryin to change my profile pic...and havin BAD results...I finally conceded to the fact that I might need just a touch a help...just a touch mind I contacted mi amiga Liz over at White Trash Republican...and she sent me the directions on how to change the profile pic....Thanks Liz.

So Sir.....until such time as I decide t'let me old hair color re-appear...Cookie will now look very very much like my profile photygraph......HO HO HOoooo.....ya better not shout...ya better not cry...ya better not pout...I'm tellin ya why..... HO HO HO....come on over and sit on old Santa's lap young women....

Y'all take care now.....Cookie....

The BEST DAMN Lemon Roast Chicken recipe I've ever seen...w/ photygraph..

Well Sir....Sue Gertson down Texas way has just sent me what I consider t'be the best damn Lemon Roast of Chicken recipe' I've ever seen....yupper...I cain't say I've ever seen a Roasted Chicken come out lookin as suculent and mouth waterin as this the photygraph will show...

ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST RECIPE too good not to pass on.
I thought I would share it with others who are forced into the kitchen
several times a week. Anyway, here it is:


1 whole chicken

1 large lemon, cut into halves
sprig of rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer
Heat oven to 350 degrees

Rub butter or oil over the skin of the chicken until it is completely coated.
Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat; slide lemon
halves under the skin with the peel side up.
This way the juice from the lemon will coat the breast.
Season skin of chicken to your preference; place sprig of rosemary into the chicken.
Cover and place in oven for 30-45 minutes. Remove cover and continue to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes, depending on size of the bird.

If you've followed these steps correctly,
your chicken should look like the one in the picture.
Bon Appetit!


Friday, September 15, 2006

In the "Now I've seen it all Department"... A real Die Hard Steelers fan...

DEAD in his favorite chair (reclined), remote (in hand) AND the football game is ON! Oh yeah, don't miss the new silky pjs, slippers and beer! And are those a pack of Newports in his ashtray??? Just when you thought you've seen everything...and yes, this is a regular commercial funeral home.

Ya cain't see it in this picture...but the TV is on a Steelers football game as well....

When ya think about it may really be quite appropriate...oh each his own.......

Hat-Tip to Sue in good old Eagle Lake,Texas fer sendin me this......

Guess this Cookie had too much time on his hands t'day.......

Yupper...I can relate t'that... and some good ol Southern Fried Chicken...

Marital bliss?

While I was watching the ball game a few weeks ago, my wife and I got into a conversation about life and death, and the need for living wills.

During the course of the conversation I told her that I never wanted to exist in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and taking fluids from a bottle.

She got up, unplugged the TV and threw out all my beer.

Man, sometimes it's tough being married to a smart-ass.

Now Sir...when she ain't bustin yur balls...and ya wanna cook her up somethin that tastes real good....try this...


What makes this recipe and technique so appealing and tasty is its simplicity. A good friend of mine from Logan, West (By God) Virginia, showed me this while I was a visitin n Boar huntin with him.

Simply take a little salt (very small palm-full), and a very large palm-full o pepper (ya cain’t never use too much) n mix em both in with a few cups a flour n put it all in a large baggie or old bread wrapper. Now, put yur chicken pieces inta the baggie, close n shake till all pieces are thoroughly coated with the flour mixture.

Heat about ½ inch of vegetable or Peanut oil in your Cast Iron skillet or Outside Deep Fryer along with about ¼ cup of Bacon grease “if’n ya got

When the oil is hot (Medium-High), add the chicken pieces and fry until one side is a deep golden brown. Turn the chicken pieces over, LOWER HEAT TO A SIMMER, and fry that side to a deep golden brown. Takes 30 to 35 minutes to completely cook. “If’n y’all see blood, turn it agin.”

** If you fried in a skillet, here’s a gravy technique**

Leave enough grease in the skillet after you’ve fried and removed your chicken and add 3 or 4 heaping tablespoons of flour to the grease. While on medium high heat, stir constantly (use a fork if possible) until dark golden brown. Add water (start with a little and increase to desired texture) and while continuing to stir, cook until the gravy will just easily run off the spoon. Salt & Pepper to taste. Use your gravy for the chicken (if you want) or over any potatoes or rice you might also be cooking.


1) Combine your flour, salt & pepper in a large “zip-lock” baggie.
Leaving enough room to add & shake chicken in.
2) Bring your chicken & Bacon grease along in a cooler to prevent spoilage.
3) Bring along your cooking oil & utensils, Cast Iron skillet and
fresh water (for Gravy).

...and here's anuther place y'all can have yur "Shore Lunch"....that is if'n yur a Redneck.....

Y'all take care now hear....Cookie...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I applaud the Military decision.....

Well the US Military....I applaud you! AOL is presently running a story that one our Drones over Afghanistan spotted a large gathering of Taliban fighter (approximately 100 or so)...but upon due consideration...decided not to bomb them......and this Cookie agrees with that decision.....

Prior to commanders making this was learned that the gathering they were viewing via the drone was in fact...a Funeral....and because of that...deferred from what would have been an extremely easy and succulent target. It must have been very tempting for the Command Officers...and the decision not to bomb this wide open vulnerable target must have been a difficult one to make indeed....but it was the correct decision......

Now Sir....any a ya that knows this here Cookie knows that I hate these people with a purple passion....and there are very few things that would stop me frum takin em out were I in a position to do so....but I ain't willin to become like them.

No Sir....I ain't willin to become them...or like them. Now I know that many folks out there readin this will remind me of 9/11, the Cole and all the other terrible things done to us without provocation by these Islamic Fundamentalists and Jihadists....but I stand firm. To have bombed them in that solemn time would have been wrong....just plain wrong...and it would have shown a real tear in our ethical and moral's...if'n ya disagree with me...go ahead...take yur shots by maikin yur case...if'n ya can justify it somehow...and yes...I know if the tables were turned they would do it to us.......the Cookieman......

Lend a hand if'n ya can.....

Well Sir.....I recently received an E-mail frum a good friend who needed some help and suggestions frum this old Cookie......

Now seems my friend had come to someone's assistance when no one else would help and because of his intervention....he was attacked and suffered bodily harm by the asshole that was attacking another person.... providence would have it...I had recently been sent a good story by Sue Gertson in Eagle Lake, Texas regarding how someone who helped a person out of difficulty was later rewarded...and in fact...that reward would prove out the theory that "What goes around...Comes around" is the story....

I thought this was most appropriate to my friend's situation....he is still recovering frum the injuries of his assault.....maybe y'all could wish him well...his name is Eitan......

Something To Think About

If I can aid one in distress,
If I can make a burden less,
If I can spread more happiness,
Lord, show me how.
- Grenville Kleiser

Think about it!

Lift Up Your Eyes
Clyde E. Nichols
“Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream! —
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.”

His name was Fleming, a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. Dropping his tools, he ran to render aid.

There before him, mired up to his waist in the black muck, was a terrified boy screaming and struggling to free himself. Throwing caution to the wind, Farmer Fleming waded in and saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled by four thoroughbred horses drove up in front of the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the lad that Farmer Fleming had saved.

"I want to repay you for your courage and daring," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life." The Scottish farmer waved off the offer. “No, I can’t accept payment for something that was my duty to do.”

At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly.” The nobleman went on, "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of."

And that he did. Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools, in time graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time? Penicillin! The name of the nobleman was Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name was Sir Winston Churchill.

Longfellow was right

“Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.”

Now Sir....ain't Kharma great.....Recover quickly Eitan...your good actions will come back t'ya someday....Good on ya mate........the Cookieman......

Monday, September 11, 2006

Ah yes....the good old days... *Sigh*..... I miss em...

Well buddy Missy Sue frum down Eagle Lake, Texas way sent me this here nostalgic look see regardin some a the things that cops have said to people they were issuing tickets to or arrestin....

...I remember one time when I was arresting an Arsonist fer a series of house fires that he had started, he was quite vocal over the fact that he had been caught and was bein arrested...he was understandably very pissed off at I placed him into the unmarked Police cruiser I stated.... "Yupper...I can see that yur really all burned up about this..." onto the various one liners said by other members of the Law Enforcement community....

Your Finest at Their Finest: 15 Best Arresting Police Comments!

The following 15 Police Comments were taken off actual police car videos around the country.

#15 "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while."

# 14 "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."

#13 "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

#12 "Can you run faster than 1,200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you."

#11 "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?"

#10 "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?"

#9 "Warning! You want a warning? O. K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

#8 "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

#7 "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy and corn dogs, and step in monkey poop."

#6 "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."

#5 "In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."

#4 "How big were those 'Just two beers' you say you had?"

#3 "No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we can."

#2 "I'm glad to hear that Chief (of Police) Hawker is a personal friend of yours. So you know someone who can post your bail."

The envelope please...


#1 "You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't. Sign here."

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Some International flavor......

Well Sir....don't know bout the rest a the country but up here upstate New York we've had some might chilly weather....and that always puts me in the mood fer some nice hot tasty here's a good traditional Irish "tater" soup I like....simple t'make....and tastes great.....

Irish Potato Soup

3-4 large Baking Potato’s..peeled & cut into thin slices
½ Cup salted Butter
3-4 Leeks…sliced
1 Onion…thinly sliced
3 cans of a good chicken broth
1 pinch of Salt
½ teaspoon Pepper

Toppin’s: either cooked & crumbled bacon, chopped fresh chives or shredded cheese (the kind you like)…or all of these.

In the melted Butter, Saute’ the sliced Onions and the Leek in a large saucepan over LOW heat…cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or so. Stir in the sliced Potatos, and cover and cook for another 15 minutes. Now…add the broth, salt & pepper and bring to a boil…then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes (or until potato’s are tender). Remove from heat and let cool.

Pour into a blender and blend until nice and smooth. Return to saucepan and re-heat and serve…with any or all of the toppings. fer some good old Italian favorite.....

One a the meals I and my family enjoy is Linguini with a White Clam sauce.....

....and its so simple to make...but folks will think ya wurked yur butt off makin it....

Linguini W/ White clam (or crab) sauce

1 stick of Butter or Margarine
½ cup salad Oil
6 Gloves of Garlic (use less if desired)…Finely chopped
2 cans minced clams, or 1 Pkg of Imitation Crab
¼ Cup finely chopped parsley
¼ tsp chopped or dried Basil
¼ tsp dried Oregano
½ tsp Kosher Salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 pound linguini or thin spaghetti

Melt butter in large skillet, add oil. Saute’ Garlic and clams(crab) in oil over medium heat…2-3 minutes. Stir in parsley, Basil, Oregano, Salt/Pepper. Simmer 4-5 minutes. Cook Linguini as per directions, drain well, add to sauce and toss to coat all the linguini. Serve with Parmesan Cheese and Good fresh Italian Bread.

Well folks...there ya go fer t'day....enjoy the rest a yur Sunday mate's....Cookie...