Saturday Morning Cartoons for September 26, 2015- featuring Hasselback Chicken, Bloom County, Starbucks at Starbucks, Sikh Humor and Homemade Enchilada Sauce

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Serves 8
A quick and easy homemade enchilada sauce that is perfect for your favorite enchiladas or tacos for your next Mexican themed dinner
Prep Time – 5 min
Cook Time – 20 min
Total Time – 30 min
Ingredients
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried cilantro
15 oz can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
Instructions
In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat
Add in chopped onion and cook until it is softened, about 3-4 minutes
Stir in minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and cilantro and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring often to keep garlic from burning and let the spices develop some their flavor even more
Stir in tomato sauce and chicken stock until well combined
Bring mixture to a boil and reduce heat to allow sauce simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until thickened and reduced a little, stirring occasionally
Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
ENJOY!
Each serving (about 1/4 cup) is 1 WW+ point
Nutritional Info
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 13 Total Fat 1.4g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 695mg Potassium 275mg Total Carbohydrates 6.8g Dietary Fiber 2.2g Sugars 3.2g Protein 1.5g
Vitamin A 21% – Vitamin C 12% – Calcium 3% – Iron 9%

Hasselback Chicken ~ Cajun with Pepper Jack & Spinach

Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 1 1/2 lb
4 oz pepper jack cheese, sliced into thin 1/4 inch slices
1/2 c cooked spinach (frozen and thawed or sauteed fresh)
1 tbsp seasoned bread crumb
1/2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a sharp knife, make slits in the chicken breasts widthwise that are about 3/4 inches apart, making sure not to cut all the way down through the bottom of the chicken breast. You will have about 7 or 8 slits per chicken breast, depending on how large your chicken breasts are. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Stuff the spinach and pepper jack slices in the slits of the chicken. I’ve found that it’s easier to place the cheese in before the spinach.

Combine the bread crumb and Cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the chicken.

Place each chicken breast on its own lightly greased sheet of tin foil and make a “bowl” loosely surrounding each chicken breast. This keeps the juices contained.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove each chicken breast from its tin foil “bowl” and place on a serving dish.

Saturday Morning Cartoons for Sept 12, 2015

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I hope you finished breakfast before watching this one.

Speaking of breakfast, here’s how to bring a creative twist to the same old, courtesy of Foodbeast: the Egg Cloud.

How to make a Mosaic Sushi Roll in 28 seconds (ok, it’s time lapsed, but you get the point)

Canada finally one-ups the rest of the world by opening a Harry Potter-themed bar.

Wish I knew about these last weekend: Fireball Whiskey Cheesecake Shots.

Have a great day!

Saturday Morning Cartoons for Aug 15, 2015- featuring Frozen Soap Bubble Photography, Beatbox Battles, Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, DIY 3D Holographic Smartphones and Disney/Star Wars Mashups

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This one’s chock full of good stuff.  Pour out your cereal and let’s get started.

Foodbeast brings us an alternative, healthier dish: Cauiflower Fried Rice

They’ve also got Nacho Cheese Stuffed Fries.  This is now on my bucket list- probably because I’ll have a coronary after I eat them, but whatever.

Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You…  Or They May Even Be Here Already.

A nice little lifehack from BoredPanda shows us how to turn your smartphone into a 3D Holographic Device.

From DNA11 art comes an amazing portfolio of Frozen Soap Bubbles taken by a mother and son.

Tommy Lee is famous for his Cruecifly live drum solos.  As Motley Crue embarks on their farewell tour, here’s a look at how he’s doing it now.  This was amazing to see in concert.

Dorkly brings us a collection of some pretty cool Disney/Star Wars Mashups.

There’s more Disney to ponder with 7 Scenes That REALLY Should’ve Happened.

7 Tweaks to Disney Films That Would Change Everything We Know About Them

Lastly- and by no means least- baby girl here completely DESTROYS her friend in what can’t even be called a beatbox battle.  Even if this isn’t you’re kinda thing, just sit back and enjoy the show.

Saturday Morning Cartoons for Aug 8, 2015- featuring Old Folks at Cosplay, Cats Encountering a Ball of Ice, Honest Disney Movie Posters and Why the Dinosaurs Couldn’t Masturbate.

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(Meant to post this yesterday, but had to go to work early.  Enjoy)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Fan Art Mashups.  Good stuff, and I’m not even a TMNT fan.

Tweepins brings truth to advertising with 25 Honest Disney Movie Posters.

Currently sitting on US 52 in Ohio just across from Ashland KY. Witnesses state a coyote and a roadrunner were near the scene moments before this huge boulder fell to the road.

Ten cats encounter a frozen ball of ice.  Note to pet owners: apparently they like their drinks cold.

When old folks start getting this good at cosplay, it’s time to get out of the game.

See ya next time.  🙂

Saturday Morning Cartoons for July 25, 2015- featuring Golden Age Hollywood Superheroes, Grilled Cheese Stuffed Pizza and Marve Comics Album Covers.

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Another great creative mind at work: Joe Phillips gives us our favorite classic movie stars reimagined as Golden Age superheroes.

Foodbeast introduces us to a Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza.  Yeah, baby!

A delicious BLT dip recipe that takes almost no time and is pretty tasty.

Ingredients:
1-1/2 pound bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled, and divided
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded) or to taste
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
1 tablespoons mustard
2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
1-1/2 cup shredded Iceberg lettuce
pepper an salt to taste

Toasted bread rounds, crackers, or pita chips.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350˚. Spray a 11⁄2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Set aside 3/4 cup crumbled bacon.

In a large bowl, combine remaining bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheeses, sour cream, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and mustard. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle chopped tomatoes, remaining 3/4 cup crumbled bacon, and Iceberg lettuce over hot dip. Serve immediately with toasted bread rounds, crackers, or pita chips.

Enough of that healty shit!  Howzabout an Onion Ring stuffed with Hamburger.  Is it the Apocalypse, or just a damn good way to die?

Another artist imagines Marvel Superheroes doing famous album covers.  The Spiderman, Magneto and Daredevil versions are clever, but I’m partial to the Spiderwoman one, myself.

This one’s worth it for the Internet Explorer cartoon alone: Five Browsers and the Modes of Transportation They Resemble.

Saturday Morning Cartoons for July 18, 2015- featuring Bacon flavored Seaweed, Batman vs Superman, Naked Baristas and Deep Fried Lasagna.

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Let’s get this party started with some really important news: BACON FLAVORED SEAWEED!!!  Now Vegans can finally get their groove on!

Shit just got real!

Now back to our regularly scheduled amusements.

It’ll take you a few seconds, and then… BAM!!!

You up for some Deep Fried Lasanga Rolls?  I know I am.

To promote their new au naturel coffee creamer, Nestle set up shop with naked baristas- and some customers- covered only in body paint.

So… you’ll have what she’s having?

This is pretty smooth: the Piano Guys performing 50 years of Batman Music.

Speaking of Batman, Dorkly shows us the progression of grittiness in DC comics movies.

The new Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer that premiered at ComicCon.

And finally, Marvel Comics’ daring recreation of some classic Hip-Hop album covers.  Scroll through to see the comparisons to the originals.

See ya next time.

Saturday Morning Cartoons for June 26, 2015- Rainbow Connection Edition

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I’ve always found it curious that the USA, and Western Culture as a whole, was always so proud of and quick to trumpet its Greco-Roman origins yet made such tremendous efforts to studiously avoid one of the standards, if not pillars, of those aesthetics: homosexuality and how many of the great thinkers and shapers of their philosophy and way of life were openly gay.  Slavery, too; they just didn’t have too many problems with that part.  But I digress.   As I told a gay co-worker just the other night when we were discussing gay marriage, social progress and change are always inevitable.  The only question is will they occur in our lifetimes.

Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal in United States.  Judgments like this, so historic yet fundamental, can always be summed up in the simplest of terms: respect, dignity and honor.  And the SCOTUS wrapped this one up a rainbow colored ribbon with one paragraph.

In related news, this little gem almost goes unnoticed: Defense of Marriage Act rule Unconstitutional.

This Texas preacher’s reaction comes as no great suprise, or loss, if he actually follows through with it.

As this post from Vox reminds us, gays and lesbians have always been here, pledging their love to their partners.  And they always will be.  Deal with it.

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