When it's hot in Texas (like NOW), Bob and I love having main dish salads for dinner. They let us load up on veggies without filling our kitchen with heat.
This simple Mexican mixture is one of our go-tos. It needs only nine ingredients, makes a super easy supper and you can have it on the table in no time. Plus, this chicken taco-like concoction gets a nice kick from Catalina dressing and Tabasco (optional but we gotta have it) while Fritos give it an addictive crunch. We prefer using grilled chicken but you can opt for baked, boiled, deli or any cooked chicken you have on hand.
Dallas has been in the news a lot recently. I gotta be honest with you internets, it's been a real s**t storm down here. The entire city has been walking around like its waking up from a bad dream, only to realize it wasn't dreaming.
You know, kinda like the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE except the zombies are REAL.
So there's that.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown. There's a bright spot. Lemme 'splain.
When the politicians descended on Big D a couple of weeks ago it was Déjà vu all over again. Air Force One at Love Field. An American president headed to a big event. The similarities ended there, THANK YOU BABY JESUS.
The memorial service for the fallen officers was a somber affair, exactly as it should have been. I listened to it on KRLD News Radio as I drove to Granbury. That's when the pimento cheese sandwich in my belly mixed with the Ummmm sound of Michelin's on hot asphalt. It sent me into a stupor.
How do you properly thank the person responsible for putting food on your table? With the gift of brownies, of course. A batch of luscious Rafael's Righteous Cream Cheese Brownies will put even the grumpiest of bosses in a good mood with its creamy, slightly tangy cream-cheese center and perfectly rich dark-chocolate swirl.
Charlotte got me hooked on Downton Abbey a few years ago.
Love it or hate it (I've been on both sides of this argument) one thing has always been the same. Viking River Cruises has been a sponsor of the series from the beginning.
You've seen the commercials. A ship serenely sails down some idyllic European waterway towards fun and adventure while its guests enjoy unparalleled luxury. You know, stuff the uppity Downton folks would like. Around here, we're more like Cowtown Abbey, but we decided to go anyway.
About 18 months ago we booked a Viking cruise with our friends David and Catherine. The itinerary took us from Paris down the Seine all the way to Normandy. We'd cruise. We'd dine. We'd party like it was 1899. You know, Downton style.
If you're interested in cruising with Viking, there are some things you can do to make the most of your vacation. So, I'm offering the following tips as a public service.