Monday, July 10, 2017

The rebate from the black lagoon

Hahaha... a long time ago, I wrote out one of those satisfaction equations.

Finish story for work: 10 satisfaction points.
Finish book on Leonard Pennario: 50 satisfaction points.
Send away for liquor rebate: 10,000 satisfaction points.

Still true, that!

Today I came home from work and I was going to get a jump on tomorrow's work. But the computer had other ideas. It kept bouncing me in and out of WiFi and I could not get anything done. And so ...

I did my rebates!

They had been collecting and one had actually expired. But watch it, if you see that a rebate has expired! Odds are you can still send it in. The receipt has to be before the expiration date. But the postmark does not.

Read the fine print! And it is fine.

And so I sent away for that rebate and for five others. Here is the winner in the sharply contested field of Rebate Addresses.

BBX Rebate Offer
NTH-BBX 18005
PO Box 752885
El Paso, TX 88575-2885


What computer barfed that up?

Another funny thing was, one of the bottles purchased today was the same one that I was talking about that other time. It is the Evan Williams Honey Reserve!

The Cherry kind is no good. It tastes like cough syrup. But that Honey Reserve! Mmmmm.

That is it pictured above. That is it!!

A deliciousness topped only by when you send away for the rebate. I mean actually get it stamped and into the mailbox.

How sweet it is!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A lotta ricotta

You know me, I cannot resist a bargain, which is how I wound up with a gigantic tub of ricotta cheese. We are talking five pounds! That is it up above. That is it! And it was just as large as it looks.

The five pounds were $5.99 which is pretty good, I think. Plus, it is fun to do something like this. You have a huge amount of something and then you get the adventure and challenge of using it up.

One morning this week I made a ricotta omelet. You mix eggs and ricotta and cook it on the stove in a skillet until it is set and then broil it until it is brown.

Yum! That came from Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone" and it was so good I made it another morning, too.

I also did a pasta with broccoli and ricotta. That was good, too!

Then it was time for church coffee hour.

I made a ricotta zucchini tart I found on Pinterest.

That is it to the left, pictured on one of the prized funky vintage tablecloths our church coffee hour boasts. It was supposed to be a galette but I fit it into a pie tin and called it a tart. That was a hit at coffee hour! Gone in 60 seconds. Next time I will make two because it really is easy to make.

May I interest you in my fine Church Coffee Hour Pinterest board? The recipe is there in case you want it.

Finally I made Lemon Ricotta Muffins, from a recipe I found I forget where. They were a success! And they have olive oil in them and not a ton of sugar so they are healthy.

Oh wait! That was not finally. I still had some ricotta left. I made Ricotta Bread. It is a yeast bread with ricotta in it. It is good!

And may I say that Msgr. Sicari at St. Anthony's ...

... complimented me most kindly on my ricotta dishes. That made my day! Coming from an Italian that meant something.

This is Leonard Pennario's birthday. If he were alive he would be 93. He also would not mind me writing about ricotta cheese on his birthday, I will tell you that. Pennario loved his food and he loved his Italian food in particular, God love him.

I will be the Leonard Pennario of ricotta.

Where can I find another tub?