Ramblings of Silver Blue


09 Jul

After Hours with Silver Blue™

Monday’s over. I’ve done a “mountain hike” on the treadmill, managed a healthy dinner, and just finished my nightly snack. The day is finally shedding from my shoulders and I’m unwinding.

PR’s mother ended up in the emergency room after taking a tumble today. Her sister (his aunt) was in the next room over in the emergency room, after taking a tumble herself at her home. It’s one of those things where I feel for the family, but I just can’t reach them. Heartless? Maybe. But when you go from one trauma to the next, it’s hard to put your heart into every catastrophe.

What on earth is happening to the hosts of Food Network? Maybe wedding bands have gone out of vogue; maybe divorces are coming back into vogue. I’ve noticed that Jim O’Connor, Marc Summers and a few others are no longer sporting the “eternal circle.” So goes life.

I received a package from France today which included some great BWO singles (Living In A Fantasy, Conquering America, Chariots of Fire (The Club Mixes), and the all-new Save My Pride), most importantly the HOLY GRAIL of the Bosson discography, an ultra-rare CD single for New Millennium, was has never appeared on one of his albums. Thank you so much, Christophe!

(What he may not know is that I just purchased the Nouveau Riche special digi-pack album “Pink Trash” — which I can’t wait to hear in it’s entirety.)

If you’re familiar with the songs I play (and that’s a BIG if), you may notice that the version of Heartache by Pepsi & Shirlie is unique. I’ve taken the single version and put the “cold” ending that only appears in the original extended version to make the version that I think should have been released. It’s half a beat off at the merge point, and I didn’t have time to edit it better. Still, I like what I hear, so… it works for now.

Watching Food Network’s show “Dine-Ins, Diners & Dives” just showed off a grilled sandwich filled with liverwurst, bacon and grilled onions. I’m sure it would be tasty, but also… right up there with the Chicken Fried Bacon Strips, or the Deep Fried Cheesecake that I’ve seen today.

I found my computerized cookbook from years past with some recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, or from sampler to sampler. I’ll be posting them from time to time, simply because I feel that good food should be shared, like this:

Spinach Beef Bake

1 pound ground beef
1 jar sliced mushrooms (4 1/2 ounces) drained
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 packages frozen chopped spinach (10 ounces each) thawed and squeezed dry
1 can condensed cream of celery soup (10 3/4 ounces) undiluted
1 cup sour cream (8 ounces)
1 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)

In a skillet, brown beef, drain. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Add spinach, soup, sour cream and rice; mix well. Transfer to a greased 2 ½ quart baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes are until the rice is tender.

Not the healthiest thing, but it’s extra tasty.

Kind of like a special thing my grandma used to fix for me on weekends…. a special treat called Chocolate Gravy.

1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix all the dry ingredients in a heavy saucepan, add in the milk, stirring to combine. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly. Remove the pot when the mixture thickens. Add the butter. Stir in until completely melted.

This rivals most cook and serve puddings I’ve had in my life. Besides the fact there’s so much love put into it.

So, since I’ve managed to give you music news, and two recipes, and talk about the rest of my day, so let me take you back 20 years to a photo of me when I was too thin, but …

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So, thanks to you, be you a regular or some time reader, a friend, or a potential friend.

Have a good evening.

2 Responses to “After Hours with Silver Blue™”

  1. 1
    revog Says:

    NOOOOOOO!!!!!! not the plaid shirt phase!!! anything but that………. 🙂

  2. 2
    Silver Blue Says:

    Hey, that was Pier Connection. I thought I was hot sh&t.

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