Posts Categorized: Food/Cooking

Planning to spend a year in Asia

I’m a weird guy. I know, shocker, right? I set up plans and goals for myself and then add in all these oddball restrictions. Well, done with that. At least as far as my cooking challenge goes, I’m planning to spend a year in Asia. Planning to reinvent the cooking challenge This is the fourth… Read more »

How unhealthy food made me healthier

Probably since the day you were first able to understand words, you’ve likely heard the expression, “Eat that, it’s good for you.” Well, I’m here to tell you the tale of how unhealthy food made me healthier. Where’s the beef? Right here in my freezer. I thoroughly enjoy meat. Most every type of meat. Yes,… Read more »

Hit the road mac and please come back

Many of you have probably heard the expression “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Well, I’m here to put a stop to that sexist nonsense with this aptly named post, hit the road mac and please come back. Hit the road for the holidays As I mention in many posts on… Read more »

Gimme some skin

My friend and I were heading to the beach for a walk and she asked me if I had been to The Boys recently. That’s my favorite farmer’s market. I mentioned that I now also use them for chicken wings and she said she didn’t like wings because they were mostly skin. My response? Gimme… Read more »

Living on fast food slowly

As we talked about yesterday, the Halloween BBQ party is over. What is left over from that is packed away in my freezer. For the next several weeks, I’ll be living on fast food slowly. Rarely living on fast food It’s not something I do often, eat from fast food places. I wouldn’t say it’s… Read more »

Halloween party wrap up – dead tired

Uff. Beat. Bushed. Worn out. Achy. Pick your term. This isn’t going to take long. Just a short ditty that can be summed up simply as the Halloween party wrap up – dead tired. Halloween party success Guests arrive, eat food, talk with each other, leave. Simple, no? That is what makes a BBQ party… Read more »

A meal fit for a Khan

It’s back, baby! The Cooking Challenge is here again and boy is my tummy happy! After a visit to Pei Wei with the elder nieceling, this idea comes to fruition. It’s a meal fit for a Khan! A meal fit for a different name So, as with many other dishes from foreign lands, this one… Read more »

I’m parched more frequently these days

Wandering across the internet, searching for my next Cooking Challenge recipe, a stray thought hit me. Yes, I am the King of Stray Thoughts (hence the blog name). The thought is that I’m parched more frequently these days. I cook more frequently these days Sure, retirement means I don’t come home mentally and/or physically tired… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui, part 2

This is about how I look when losing my never-ending battle with ennui

Welcome to the second half of my overly long return to blogging…and active life in general. This is my never-ending battle with ennui, part 2. I’m forcing you to go through these “introductory” blog posts before we get to the good stuff. Admittedly, that’s a relative qualitative statement, but, hey, you’re here reading this. As… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui

my never-ending battle with ennui

Nah, I’m not gonna make you look it up. Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. It’s a far greater threat than simple procrastination. Let me walk you through my never-ending battle with ennui. But first, a word from our sponsors… Before I get started, know… Read more »