A United States Senator who worked hard for many years to serve his constituents dies while in office.
When he gets to heaven, God tells him that he has done a good job and that he wants to reward him.
"Senator, your reward that you can ask me one question. Is there anything you would like to ask?"
The Senator thinks for a moment and then says, "Well, yes, there is. One thing I always wanted to do while I was in office was to ensure health care for everyone. Will the people of the United States ever get universal health care?"
"Yes," God says. "But not in my lifetime."
I have a small kitchen and don't have much specialized cooking equipment or dinnerware. But one thing I always look forward to getting down from the high shelf is the asparagus platter, for that means that spring is here!
The plate is designed for steamed asparagus. The little impressions of asparagus on the plate allow any clinging water to channel away from the spears. And the pocket on the side is for delicious sauce.
My favorite way of making asparagus is to roast it under the broiler or in a hot oven. Coat the spears with a little olive oil, put them under the broiler and turn them as they start to get brown and spotty. Take them out when they have a few brown spots all over. I like the big fat juicy ones.
For sauce I have recently become addicted to mayo with a little Smoked Spanish Paprika mixed in. Ok, a lot of Smoked Spanish Paprika (I use about 1/2 tsp to every 2 tbsp of mayo). It tasted better if you make the sauce a few hours before so the paprika can meld with the mayo. It is also a pretty pink red color. Cross-posted at Snackish
The new washer? It is large. It is quiet. It has 5 speeds. It will pre-soak and do 2 rinses. I am having a passionate affair with the new washer. Something that feels so right just can't be wrong, can it?
I put the old one out on the curb on Weds. and called the trash company to pick it up, which I thought would be on trash day (Friday). Nope, pick-up day is Tuesday.
If I lived in a normal neighborhood, I would worry about neighbors flipping over looking at an old washer for a week. But I live here in Dead Shopping Cartville, so no worries.
Actually, my main concern was that some needy person would go to the trouble of hauling it home and hooking it up, only to find out about all its "issues."
So I put a sign on it in english and spanish - "Works but leaks and makes A LOT of noise." (Sirve pero se sale agua y hace mucho ruido - feel free to correct my Spanish).
No matter. It was gone within 24 hours. God bless the scavengers of this world.