Ah, what the heck! Let's have one more -- the "Always Happy" polka:
The accordion player sure does look "happy," doesn't he?
And now, one for the youngsters in the crowd:
Cholesterol specials from the Princess Mom's recipe box, just in time for the Super Bowl:
1 Cup flour
2 Cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 Stick butter or margerine, softened
50 Small pimento-stuffed green olives, drained
Blend the butter and shredded cheese, then blend in flour just enough to form a dough. Take about 1 teaspoonful of dough and flatten in the palm of one hand. Place an olive in the center, then roll the whole thing into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze, then throw 'em in a freezer bag to store. Make a double batch if you're doing this for a Super Bowl party. You'll run out fast.
Bake frozen in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve hot!
Warning: These are as addictive as crack cocaine and you'll be popping them like potato chips.
Beef 'n Cheese Ball
1 8-Oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 Jar or 1 pkg. Armour Star Sliced Dried Beef
1-2 Tbsp. green onion, minced
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Julienne the beef, then mix all ingredients together. Shape into a ball and refrigerate.
Simple, but really yummy.
Little Pizzas (a/k/a Heart Attack Waiting to Happen)
1/2 Lb. Bacon
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese (sharp)
4 Green onions, finely chopped
Mayonnaise (Use the real thing, not that fat-free junk)
1 Loaf cocktail rye bread
Fry the bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then crumble. Mix bacon, cheese onions and enough mayo to make a spreadable paste. Spackle onto slices of cocktail rye, arrange on a cookie sheet and stick under the broiler until bubbly. (Or do as my sister does and stick 'em in the oven at the same time you do the Olive Balls and take 'em out when the cheese bubbles.)
Makes about 20. Again, if you're doing these for the Super Bowl, you may want to double that recipe!
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Giggle of the Day:
Charlie Delta's cats strike again!
It looks like research may have turned a corner in treating Multiple Sclerosis. That's wonderful news!
You remember that laughable quote about the Chicago Olympics being 100% privately funded?
While for selfish reasons I'd love to see the summer games, I fear the cost to this city would be far too high. Second City Cop agrees:
We can't even name a City Contract that was delivered on-time, on-budget in the past twenty years of Daley's rule - and neither can you because they don't exist.Too right.
We are so doomed.
One more thing...
Ex-Governor Blago? I've got your theme song right here: