Posted by starwoodgal on December 17, 2009
Welcome to Starwood Gals’ Favorite Foto Friday where she uses pictures shared by family and friends to entertain the three people who read this blog. Today’s photo – little brother Rusty. Photo provided on FB by my beautiful sister-in-law, Julie – aka Rusty’s Trophy Wife. (it is okay to call her that – she calls herself that). Today I’m demonstrating my skills at matching ‘Celebrity Look-alike’ photos. Tell me if I got this all wrong.
Nope. I think that’s pretty spot-on. ‘Merry Christmas, Sh*’r was full!’
Oh – that’s Rusty on the left.
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Posted by starwoodgal on October 14, 2009
Before I became a blogger, I was a lurker. Reader. Comment leaving BLOG visitor. And, I made some really nice friends ‘out there’. But, the BLOG / Web site I’ve been visiting the longest is Colorado Guy.
If you want to read some very entertaining stories, see some beautiful Colorado scenery, and get to know a little bit more about Steve – you must visit his website. You won’t regret it. Lots of fun. Kind of crazy. And, some of the nicest folks you’ll run into ‘out there’. Or follow Steve on Twitter or Facebook. Colorado Guy. Can’t miss it. He even has a fan club on Facebook.
Now – here’s scoop. Steve is coming to Arkansas to watch the Razorbacks play South Carolina. And, I’m going with him! I’m so thrilled. Steve is coming for a visit! He plans on doing some hiking (duh!), ball game craziness, and then hiking (again) up Mt. Magazine – the highest point in Arkansas. I’m sure we’ll be able to read about it over at Colorado Guy or Altitude Snobs. I’ve met other friends from Colorado Guy.com in person, but I’ve never met Steve. Oh – we’ve e-mailed and talked on the phone, but now – I get to meet Steve in person. Steve – the New Jersey native transplanted in Coloardo. Steve – the Bike Across America guy. Steve – from all his crazy stories/adventures. Which Steve?
See you in a few weeks, my friend. And, bring a red shirt for the Arkansas game. Go Hogs!
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Posted by starwoodgal on December 17, 2008
This is my Nanaw’s recipe for Shrimp Gumbo. It is one of the things I usually make during the holidays to offset the traditional holiday food burnout syndrome.
3 lbs. shrimp, washed, peeled and deveined
1 lb. okra, cut in slices
2 Tablespoons shortening
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup shortening
1 large onion, chopped
5 cups water
1 can Rotel tomatoes
Salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce to taste
Heat the 2 Tablespoons of shortening and vinegar in skillet. Add cut up okra and cook over medium heat, stirring until not ropey. Heat the 1/3 cup shortening in a dutch oven; add flour and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until dark brown. Add chopped onion, okra, water and tomatoes.
Season to taste. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 15 minutes longer. Serve in bowls with a scoop of cooked rice.
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