Friday, July 25, 2008

Good Grub From the Backyard

Something very comforting about walking out the back door and grabing your veggies for dinner. I picked the first sweet corn last night and it was delicious. Peaches and Cream tends to be the perennial favorite around the Tool Shed.

Browned up some chicken, sauteed the veggies and herbs with garlic, olive oil, white wine and little butter for a sauce. Eat Time.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Eddie.....Is That You?

This gives a whole new meaning to "Mobile" Home. Funny thing is....I know there's some ol' boy in Toadholler or down in the Ozarks working on something very similiar right now.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

County Mounty

Believe this should be titled.... "Why Grown Men Love Action Heros"

This picture couldn't have hit the GSB inbox at a better time. The varmit relocation program is in full effect across the 83rd St corridor. In the last two weeks, the little dog lays claim to 2 rabbits, 1 mouse and almost her first bushytail

I know things are fixin to gear up with the hot weather as well but I've no doubt my fellow brethern across Mission Road are taking care of things. Rumor has it....someone spotted a dude with short hair running down the street wearing Ecco golf spikes carrying a loaded pellet gun in one hand and a Ping G10 driver in the other. Said he was screaming something about "3 Jacks and Tree Rats"

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Check out the link from FNC.
Everyone needs time to disengage and hit the reset button. For some....that's a race weekend in Bristol, TN.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

USA Football meets Nodaway County

Maryville GSB Chapter member Adam Dorrel "AD" is helping introduce the game of football to kids in far away places. AD was asked by John Mackovic to join the coaching staff the US National Football team last year which had their World Championship in Kawasaki, Japan. The US team blew thru 3-0 to win the Worlds.

His experience with Mackovic and the US team along with participation in International Federation of American Football (IFAF) has allowed him the opportunity to head back overseas for a 3-week trip this summer. AD will join 300 other coaches to lead clinics for approx. 6500 kids in Denmark, Sweeden, France and Great Britain.

AD's always had a passion for teaching the game. Glad to see he's able to reach even more kids through the IFAF and USA Footaball.

Adam will begin his 5th full-time season at Northwest Missouri State. This will be his 2nd year as Offensive Coordinator.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Guac On !!

Avocados are a great source of vitamins and one of a very few fruits to contain monounsaturated fat which helps lower LDL cholesterol. Use them as simple garnishes, sandwhich toppings or the crowd favorite guacamole. 1 tbsp = 1 block
"Rock the Guac"
2 Medium Ripe Haas Avocados
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
2 Roma Tomatos (diced)
1 Lime
1 Fresh Jalepeno (minced)
1/8 Cup Red Onion (diced)
Salt and Pepper
I've witnessed some futile attempts at preparing avocados which is amazing because it's a fairly simple process. With avocado laying on it's side, use a sharp knife working parallel to your cutting board and cut into the fruit until you reach the pit. Rotate the knife around the pit until you've cut all the way around and have 2 perfect halves (see pic). Slap the pit with the blade of your knife so it "sticks" in the pit and simply twist. The pit will come out on the knife blade. Spoon the goodies into your bowl and you're well on your way.
Using the back of a fork or potato masher, work over the avocado until it reaches a consistancy you desire. Add garlic, onion, jalepeno, tomatos and squeeze lime juice over the top. Season to taste with salt and pepper and that's it. Settting covered in fridge for 10-15 mins will help mix the flavors.