I guess if you already have everything. Why ask for more.
When I heard that Paul McCartney was only paid one Britsh pound for his performance at the Olympics, it obviously seemed like a tax thing. They had to pay him something, so they just make it a $1.57 transaction to keep everything legal on the books.
That's fine. I'm sure he would have done it for free if lawyers were not involved.
The harsh thing is, I'm planning a trip to London in late August. $1.57 = $1 pound?!?!?! What kind of worthless exchange rate is that?
Hello London! Here's my wallet, take what you like!!!
Need to please a crowd? This delicious dish will make 8 people very, very happy!
1 package (16 oz) ziti or small tube pasta
1 can (10-3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup chopped pepperoni
1/2 cup each chopped onion, mushrooms, green pepper and tomato
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 tsp each salt, garlic powder and pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, soup, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, onion, mushrooms, green pepper, tomato, cream, broth and seasonings.
Transfer to a greased 13-in. by 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
4 tsp butter, divided
2 large bananas, cut into 1/4-in. slices
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp Amaretto
1 tsp lemon juice
4 slices pound cake (about 1 inch thick)
Sweetened whipped cream and toasted almond slices
Melt 2 tsp butter; drizzle over a double-thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 10 in. square). Place bananas on foil; top with brown sugar, amaretto and lemon juice. Dot with remaining butter. Fold foil around mixture and seal tightly.
Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Grill pound cake for 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Open foil packet carefully, allowing steam to escape. Spoon bananas over pound cake; top with whipped cream and almonds.
I got out to Smoky's on University Avenue, right next to Bagel's Forever last night. Smokys is my favorite steakhouse in Madison, mostly because they never fail to impress. Last night was no exception.
Smoky's menu is on the right.
Smokys - 3005 University Ave• Madison • 53705 • 608.233.2120 • Hours: Mon-Sat 5-9p • Website
16 oz. Ribeye Steak
5 oz. Tenderloin with 2 Shrimp
Five Broiled Jumbo Scallops
Dessert Size Grasshopper
Bailey's Delight Ice Cream Drinks
I went for the 5 oz Tenderloin (medium) with two shrimp, salad and the Grasshopper desert. My girlfriend had the Ribeye, Tomato Bisque soup and the Baileys Delight. We did the sharing thing with our steaks for variety. The nice touch was that both meals also came with a side of hash browns.
Both were delicious and both left us completely satisfied, but not in a meat-induced coma.
I love Smoky's for the supper club like atmosphere and because my girlfriend and I get to debate why Smoky's doesn't have another "E" in it's name. Honestly, I don'ty care how they spell it, as long as they're still open for my next steak craving. Check them out.
Restaurant week is a semi-annual event is the perfect opportunity for food lovers to sample some of Madison's finest local offerings. For $25 participating restaurants offer a prix-fixed menu with 3 courses and 3 options of each course. Some restaurants offer a reduced menu for $15 for lunch. Diners may simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special menus. Diners are strongly recommended to make reservations in advance.
Best of all, Winter Restaurant week is coming up soon.
What’s your policy about swearing in the workplace?
According to a recent CareerBuilder survey Most (81 percent) believe that the use of curse words brings the employee's professionalism into question. Others are concerned with the lack of maturity (68 percent) demonstrated by swearing at work, while 54 percent said swearing at work makes an employee appear less intelligent.
Then again there was this: a different survey found that swearing at work can be beneficial by boosting morale.
Personally, I don't mind it.
I had friends when I was growing up, who let thier kids swear at home. THAT seemed very awkward to me.