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RTT: Knives and Alcohol

I’ve been slacking in my participation of Random Tuesday Thoughts lately.  My bad.  My very, very bad.  So, c’mon y’all – grab the hammy purple button and play along with Keely.

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Several years ago, Beloved bought me a set of very expensive kitchen knives.  Lo, these many years later, they’ve become a bit dull, and I have despaired (but not quite enough to ask for a new set of knives; I’m not stupid, despite popularly held belief in some quarters).

However, recent consultation with The G Man’s daddy (who is a culinary school graduate and kitchen manager for the most profitable Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Ohio) and Jason of Well Done Chef!, I’ve found that with the proper equipment I can sharpen and hone my expensive kitchen knives myself.

Now we’re talkin’.

So, with the addition of a new honing steel (who’d’ve thunk I’d need a new one seven years later?) and a whetstone purchased at the local hardware store, I’ve been obsessively sharpening and honing my knives.

There are people who know me that are disturbed by that thought.

GOOD.

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There are times I’m deeply disappointed I decided not to blog about religion, politics or our extended families.  There’s just so much material there.  *sigh*

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What about sex?

No, no – I only discuss that when I think the kids need to be traumatized.

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Poor Scooter has been a tad constipated the last few days.  Did you know you can give your dog an enema?

Yeah, I could have gone the rest of MY life without knowing that, too.

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Since I’m short on random this week, I thought I’d give you this:

More of Beloved’s Mixology Magic – we went to the liquor store and I picked out a melon-flavored vodka and some Midori, which is a melon liqueur.  This is what he came up with, and it is damn tasty.

(As for the picture, I may be a decent photographer but a lousy bartender – my lemon twist looks more like a lemon slab, but that’s okay.  I guess.)

The Melontini

serves me

½ part Midori or melon liqueur

1 part melon-flavored vodka

1 part vodka

1 part Fresca (yes, Fresca)

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice.  Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a slab twist of lemon.





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