Just in case I didn't comment on your blog already with my... "Sorry my computer's down" message ...nor are you one of my blog's Facebook fans who had the pleasure of seeing the cryptic messages I posted on my wall last night... I'll say it here too...
My computer (that I've owned for just over two years now) has died.
I swear the computer companies place chips on their machines that register the exact second a computer's warranty expires. Such chips instruct the computers to do the following:
"Begin acting temperamental. Start with minor annoyances like sticky keys...fade to blue fuzzy screens ...and last...turn on and off whenever you damn well please. Such actions will ensure the owner frustrated to the point where a new computer/upgrade is necessary. Once you have successfully accomplished your mission - may you rest in peace - you have served us well."
So yes...I need a new computer.
I just assume walk into a Best Buy, find the geekiest looking kid I can and tell him what I want...nothing too pricey yet not a piece of junk... perhaps a model that can handle a bit of splattered food and some wine from time to time? Easy, right?
Well...I would be home from Best Buy with new computer in hand - if it weren't for my meddling husband! I love the man - but he seems to think such a purchase warrants, "a bit of research."
Words like, "price comparing, gigobites, technobites and blah, blah, blah...!" Words that (besides their already annoying meanings) push off the purchase of a new machine to - gulp - this weekend!
So...what's a self diagnosed Food Blogger Addict/Twitter Aholic/Facebook Junkie to do without a computer?
I'll tell you...sneak onto her husband's work computer while he's attending a sales call where his good old BlackBerry was all he needed! (Turns out there IS room in my heart for that CrackBerry afterall!)
He just called to say he's on his way back (I told him not to rush) but I guess it's time I wrap this post up...
Remember those fries I posted yesterday...here's the fish we ate with them thus, Fish n' Chips! Replace the beer in the picture with a Guinness ...and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Fish 'n' Chips
Here are the fries
1 lb. Cod, try to find a thick fillet
cornmeal (about 1 cup, add more if necessary)
1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Cumin powder
1/2 tsp. Parsley Flakes
Salt and Pepper
AP Flour (about 1 cup)
1 egg lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Cut the cod into 2-3 inch chunks. Lightly salt and pepper both sides of the fish.
Take 3 bowls. Place some flour in one. The beaten egg in the second. Cornmeal and spices in the third.
Place cod in the flour, coat and shake of excess flour. Dip into the egg bath, then coat with the cornmeal mixture.
When ready, deep fry in 360 degree oil about 3-4 minutes or until the outside is crispy.
Keep fish warm (and ensure it's cooked through) by placing the fish on a pan in the oven - 300 degrees until ready to eat (not too long though as you do not want to dry it out!)
Serve with chips, fresh lemon, tarter sauce and ketchup!