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Since this was a particularly rough morning due to the time change, rainy weather and it just being Monday I needed a little chuckle.
Enter weird news- gets me every time!
What caught my eye was the headline:
Ummm, exxxcuse me??
Did you say dino dung?
I must read more!
GENEVA – A Swiss watchmaker is hoping to raise a stink with an expensive timepiece that eschews the trade’s standard gold, diamond or titanium fittings for a more earthy substance — dinosaur dung.
Vesenaz, Switzerland-based company Artya says the watch set in fossilized feces will sell for $11,290 and comes with a strap made with skin from an American cane toad.
Designer Yvan Arpa said Monday the coprolite came from a plant-eater that died about 100 million years ago in what is now the U.S.
What I really wanted to find out was how exactly this company acquired the dino defecation.
Sadly, the article did not divulge that information, but something that did peak my interest was the fact that the origin of the dung was none other than the USA.
I will be taking a closer look at rocks now, since they may be dinosaur shit.
I will however, be wearing gloves while examining potential “watch material”
What really shocked me was the people are going to be paying out the ass (pun intended) for this chronometer,
$11,290 to be exact!!!
Earlier this week I stumbled upon this test, it intrigued me because all you have to do is click on colors from your favorite to least favorite.
My kind of test!
(Why couldn’t physics tests have been like this??)
After doing a few sets of color selections it gives you results on what type of career you are suited for.
You don’t have to put in any info prior to starting the test!
I was shocked to find that the test was completely right!
The results suggested that I would be best suited for conducting reseasrch which is
EXACTLY what I do for a living!!
Give it a try, its super easy.
Let me know what your results are, I’m very curious to see if this is right for others.
Spinach Dip Stuffed Chicken
I knew that I was making chicken breasts for dinner but I didn’t exactly know what to make, then I took a gander in the fridge and saw a container of spinach dip and found inspiration!
Really easy and really good too!
All you need to do is gather your desired amount of chicken breasts and butterfly them open lengthwise.
(Butterflying is also great if you want to stretch your chicken buck)
Put 1-2 tablespoons of the dip on one side of the butterfly and fold the other flap on top.
Put on a baking sheet and top each piece with about a tablespoon more dip.
Bake @ 350 for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.
I will not tell a lie, I did not come up with this recipe but it is SO DELICIOUS I had to share!
One day I was perusing the packaged meat section and this cute green bag of potatos caught my eye and the rest is history.
On the back of the bag was a recipe that sounded quite intriguing which included potatoes (DUH), sausage and cheese. You can’t go wrong with that trifecta!
- 12 ounces ground chorizo or Italian sausage
- 1 package Simply Potatoes® Southwest Style Hash Browns
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped
How To Make It:
1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 and spray a 8 inch casserole with cooking spray
2. In a skillet cook sausage until it is browned and cooked through
3. Put half the potatoes in the bottom of the casserole dish, top with half the sausage and 3/4 cup of cheese. Repeat.
4. Combine milk + eggs (beaten) and pour over mixture.
5. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes
6. Uncover, top with diced tomato and 1/2 cup of cheese
7. Bake 10-15 more minutes
**Let it sit once you remove it from the over for 10ish minutes to make it easier to serve**
I hope you love this as much as I do!!!
So, after making 5 pounds of mashed potatoes this weekend I was faced with a decision…
A. Eat the remaining 3-4ish pounds of potatoes at every meal until they are used up. (Definite possibility)
B. Freeze some. (I was a bit worried about consistency after re-heating)
C. Conjure up a recipe that use the yummy yukon’s to their highest potential (winner!)
I set out to make a Shepard’s pie that probably should have been named kitchen sink pie I used this as a “use up” meal.
Fortunatly, I had a lot of odds and ends that turned out quite well together with a blanket of mashed taters on top!
Healthified Shepard’s Pie
(It’s healthified because I used shredded chicken rather than the normal ground beef, though if you were using a ground turkey or chicken it could probably be equally as healthy, plus its just chicken and veggies!)
- Shredded Chicken (2+ cups – a normal shepard’s pie recipe calls for about a pound of meat)
- Chicken Stock
- Veggies of your choice I used Carrots, Corn, Green beans and tomatoes
- Mashed Potatoes (I didn’t measure, but I’d say 3ish cups
- Parmesan Cheese (optional)
1. Put shredded chicken in a saute pan over medium heat, pour about a half cup of chicken stock in with it (Just enough to keep it moist while your heating it through)
2. Cut up carrots into small bite size slices and put in saute pan, use chicken stock to let them soften, once their soft toss a few tablespoons of parsley in the pan. Love the carrot+parsley combo!
3. Once the carrots are soft put in your desired amount of corn (mine was frozen) and let it warm up for a minute or so
4. Add green beans and tomatoes (these were a leftover side item from a previous dinner about half a can of each were used)
5. Get out a deep casserole dish, so you can maximize the potato content 😉 and put the chicken mixture evenly in the dish
6. Pour the veggie mixture over the chicken
7. Last but not least, layer potatoes (if your not making them fresh, nuke ’em for a minute or two since everything else in the dish is warm)
(make sure the potatoes are not in a smooth layer so the peaks can get extra brown and delicious!)