Saturday Yardening

Sep. 23rd, 2017 04:41 pm
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Today is hot, muggy, and sunny as I discovered when I went outdoors to plant bulbs.  I wound up watering plants, and only planting the fist-sized purple frittilaria bulb in the purple-and-white garden.

Many of the flowers are drying up, although a few are still blooming.  Sedum and goldenrods are flowering vigorously.

Still not much activity at the birdfeeders, but we saw a squirrel doing acrobatics on the hopper feeder and another bird near the fly-through feeder that may have been a phoebe or a flycatcher.  It was dark with a white belly, but seemed to have more of a crest than a dark-eyed junco.
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Batman isn’t a stranger to clown problems. If you want anyone on your side when the inevitable clown apocalypse rains down from the heavens in garish rainbows, it’s ol’ Bruce Wayne.

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Green Chile Migas

Sep. 23rd, 2017 08:58 pm
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Posted by Beth M

Y’all know I love eggs. And a while back I discovered that I really like green chiles with eggs. So today I made this Green Chile Migas, which is basically a scrambled egg dish with crispy tortillas, cheese, and some other goodies mixed in. It’s like scrambled eggs on steroids. 

I did things a little differently than traditional migas, most notably my tortillas were baked, not fried (I have a great fear of deep frying). But since the chips are lightly coated in oil before they go into the oven, they almost get a fry-lite action going. They come out beautifully crispy and crunchy without any oil splatter. I also ended up popping the entire skillet into the oven for a few minutes at the end, but if you don’t have an oven safe skillet or just don’t want to do that extra step, you can keep it all on the stove top if you prefer. I’ll put directions for both in the recipe below!

Get ready for your new favorite way to eat scrambled eggs.

Green Chile Migas

Green Chile Migas is a fast and inexpensive egg dish that is flavorful and filling any time of day, not just for breakfast! BudgetBytes.com

Green Chile Migas

Green Chile Migas is a fast and inexpensive egg dish that is flavorful and filling any time of day, not just for breakfast! 

  • 6 corn tortillas ($0.35)
  • 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.01)
  • 2 Tbsp butter ($0.26)
  • 8 large eggs ($2.16)
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles ($0.69)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream ($0.37)
  • 2 oz. queso fresco or Monterey jack ($0.57)
  • 2 green onions ($0.25)
  • Pinch salt & pepper ($0.05)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Stack the tortillas and then cut them into six equal sized wedges. Place the tortilla wedges in a bowl and drizzle the cooking oil over top. Gently toss the tortillas until they are well coated in oil.

  2. Spread the oil coated tortilla triangles out over a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake the tortillas for 8-10 minutes, stirring once half way through, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Leave the oven turned on.

  3. While the tortillas are baking, prepare the other ingredients. Lightly whisk the eggs, drain the can of green chiles, measure the sour cream, and slice the green onions. Also gather 2 Tbsp butter and 2 oz. queso fresco or shredded Monterey jack cheese.

  4. Add the butter to a large skillet and heat over medium, or just below medium. Allow the butter to melt, then swirl the skillet to coat the bottom and around the edges. Pour the eggs into the hot skillet and gently scramble the eggs until they are about 60% solid (if you want to skip the oven and cook it all on the stove top, cook the eggs until they are about 85-90% solid). Season the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  5. Take the eggs off the heat and spoon the green chiles over the surface. Add the sour cream in dollops all over the eggs. Add the baked tortilla chips and then gently fold them into the eggs so they are half covered beneath the eggs. Finally, crumble the queso fresco or sprinkle shredded Monterey jack over top.

  6. Transfer the skillet to the oven (still set to 400ºF) and bake for 5-8 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted. If cooking entirely on the stove top, place a lid on the skillet and place it over medium heat until the egg are fully set and the cheese is melted.

  7. Sprinkle sliced green onions over top just before serving.

Green Chile Migas is a fast and inexpensive egg dish that is flavorful and filling any time of day, not just for breakfast! BudgetBytes.com

Green Chile Migas is a fast and inexpensive egg dish that is flavorful and filling any time of day, not just for breakfast! BudgetBytes.com

Step by Step Photos

Cut Tortillas for Green Chile Migas

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Stack six small corn tortillas and then cut them into six equal sized wedges. Place the wedges in a bowl and drizzle 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil over top. Gently toss the triangles until they’re all coated in oil. Spread them out over a baking sheet in a single layer.

Baked Tortilla Chips for Green Chile Migas

Bake the chips for 8-10 minutes, stirring once about half way through, until they are golden brown and crispy. If you want to bake the eggs at the end, leave the oven on. If you want to cook this all on the stove top, you can turn the oven off.

Green Chile Migas Ingredients

While the chips are baking, get the rest of the ingredients ready. You’ll need 2 Tbsp butter, 8 larg eggs lightly whisked, one 4oz. can of diced green chiles (drained if there is a lot of liquid in the can), 2 oz. queso fresco or shredded Monterey jack cheese, 1/4 cup sour cream, and 2 green onions (sliced).

Scrambled Eggs for Migas

Add 2 Tbsp butter to a large skillet and place it over medium heat (or just below medium). Allow the butter to melt, then tilt the skillet to swirl the butter over the surface and around the sides of the skillet. Pour the eggs into the skillet and gently scramble the eggs until they are about 60% set (if you want to do this all on the stove top, cook until 85-90% set). Remove the eggs from the heat and season the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Green Chiles and Sour Cream

Spoon the green chiles over the eggs and drop the sour cream in small dollops all over the surface.

Queso Fresco on Green Chile Migas

Add the baked tortilla chips to the skillet and fold them into the eggs so they are about half covered. Crumble the queso fresco over top, or sprinkle shredded Monterey jack cheese on top. Place the skillet back into the hot oven for 5-8 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted. OR place a lid on the skillet and place it back over medium heat and let it cook until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted.

Baked Green Chile Migas

Once fully cooked, sprinkle sliced green onions over the Green Chile Migas and serve!

Green Chile Migas is a fast and inexpensive egg dish that is flavorful and filling any time of day, not just for breakfast! BudgetBytes.com

So delicious! ❤️🍳

Green Chile Migas is a fast and inexpensive egg dish that is flavorful and filling any time of day, not just for breakfast! BudgetBytes.com

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Second bingo card of the round!

Sep. 23rd, 2017 10:12 pm
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I got a new [community profile] hc_bingo card!

secret allies
sensory deprivation
robots / androids / AIs
restrained poisoning
experiments by evil scientists
unexpected consequences of planned soulbonding
arena bites betrayal
head trauma dystopia WILD CARD
corporal punishment strapped to a moving vehicle
forced to rely on enemy / rival
hypoglycemia / low blood sugar
falling culture shock bullet wounds
cages abandonment issues major illness or injury resurrection imprisonment


I HAVE THE "UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES OF PLANNED SOULBONDING" SQUARE AGAIN

THIS IS A CURSE

Top of the Lake

Sep. 23rd, 2017 04:40 pm
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So if you read Captain Awkward there's this semi-meme in the comments where people are like "omg if I/we had a TARDIS we could travel through time and save people from terrible relationships."

And I have been watching Top of the Lake (literally all the trigger warnings you can think of related to sexual assault ever), but for me that is basically what that show is except there is no TARDIS.

TW rape culture and sexual assault, no spoilers )

Habit tracker help needed!

Sep. 23rd, 2017 03:21 pm
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I started a bullet journal in January of this year, and though I don't use all of the possible pages I've found it has helped me become more organized. However. I have a problem with the habit tracker grid, in that I have never been able to go more than two weeks in keeping it updated--there is a month that I think I have about three days tracked. This pains me because I love the idea of the habit tracker and I have several habits I want to establish in my life.

Does anyone have ideas about how I could have more diligence in sticking to the habit tracker? Or bullet journal alternatives to the habit tracker grid? I feel like a failure for not being able to make the grid work for me.

Happy Music is Happy

Sep. 23rd, 2017 04:10 pm
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Can't follow the lyrics, but I do so love and enjoy a lot of Bollywood music. Hopefully ya'll will, too!!


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Posted by Clayton Purdom on The A.V. Club, shared by Julie Muncy to io9

Rick And Morty may just be the perfect sci-fi show. It is certainly, with apologies to Westworld, currently TV’s most ambitious, taking a handful of long-running conceits (the infinite-universe theory) and extrapolating a set of narrative forces from them (the Citadel Of Ricks, the Galactic Federation). It…

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Posting challenge 10/17: Adult-y meme

Sep. 23rd, 2017 03:13 pm
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Taking this from [personal profile] ayebydan. Will put a text box below for those of you who'd like to do it yourself.

1.What bill do you hate the most? Uh, Graham-Cassidy? Currently. I'm sure it'll have competition shortly.

2.Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner? At home. Don't usually go out unless it's a non-romantic (social, multi-person) event.

3.What do you really want to be doing right now? Sitting on my couch with a cup of coffee. Which I'm doing. (It's Saturday; this question is easy.)

4.How many colleges did you attend? Just the one for undergrad.

5.Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now? It was on sale.

6.What are your thoughts on petrol prices right now? Don't drive. That said, recently Metro has increased prices by about 15% and cut my stations's service by about 40% during key commute times, so I'm not happy about the transportation situation generally.

7.First thought when the alarm goes off in the morning? "I've got to get to bed earlier."

8.Last thought before going to sleep last night? "I've got to get to bed earlier."

9.Do you miss being a child? No, not generally. But there are things I miss from my childhood--living in greater LA, swimming in an outdoor pool, having enough time to read until I got bored.

10.What errand/chore do you despise the most? I am embarrassed to say this, but the chores I really hate (i.e., scrubbing the shower, washing the heavy pots and pans) I don't do very often.

11.Get up early or sleep in? Sleep in.

12.Have you found love yet? All kinds. A partner, various family members, friends, and now children of friends. I have been lucky.

13.Favourite lunch meat? Peanut butter.

14.What do you get every time you go to Wal-Mart? Mmmm. No Walmart, but I do go to the grocery store almost daily (see "Don't drive" above). Frequent purchases: soy milk, greens for making a green drink, cereal, iced coffee.

15.Ocean or Lake? Not near either. :) Would I like to visit one? The ocean. Would I like to sail one? A lake.

16.Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual? Mine is new-fangled--only legal since 2009 in the US state I was living in at the time.

17.What famous person (past or present) would you like to have dinner with? Hm. This one is always hard. Lately I'm less interested in famous people than the actual folks in my life. Let's say you, the flist-er I've never met but always want to talk to, or the one I haven't seen recently enough.

18. Have you ever crashed your vehicle? Once myself (a fender-bender while I was learning to drive); several times as the passenger when other people were driving.

19. Ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose? No. Thank goodness.

20. Strangest place you ever brushed your teeth? Not sure I've ever brushed them in a place other than the bathroom. Is the question more geographical? Siem Reap, Cambodia. Never thought I'd get to visit.

21. Somewhere you have never been but want to go? Many, but just to pick one: Brasilia.

22. At this point in your life, would you rather start a new career or a new relationship? Gah! Restarting either would be devastating. I hope I don't need to do either.

23. How old are you? The age my parents were when I first realized they were looking older. Also older than the author of this meme, bless them.

24. Do you have a go-to person? Ah, how I wish I had a PA. Administrative work has never been my forte.

25. Are you where you want to be in life? On the couch on a lazy Saturday? Yes. Though I may go swimming at the gym shortly.

26. Growing up, what were your favourite cartoons? Scooby Doo. The Flintstones. The Jetsons.

27. What about you do you think has changed? My weight. My memory. My ability to stay quiet when Someone on the Internet is Wrong.

28. Looking back at high school, were they the best years of your life? No. Gah! I hope the best years of my life are still ahead of me, don't you?

29. Are there times you still feel like a kid? Always. (My two cents: you never stop feeling like a kid, even when the kids these days start driving you crazy.)

30. Did you have a pager? No.

31. Where was the hang out spot when you were a teenager? I studied as a teenager, as did almost everyone I knew. The teenagers I saw on tv were foreign creatures.

32. Were you the type of kid you would want your children to hang out with? Not sure. That said, I *was* the kid my friends parents loved them to spend time with. I remember more than once a friend or acquaintance saying to me, "My mom is so glad we're getting to know each other!" At the time I took it as a compliment.

33. Was there a teacher or authority figure that stands out to you? I had several teachers in high school who coached various academic competitions (what my friends and I did for extracurriculars) who had a flattering level of faith in me. I still remember their confidence in my abilities; it meant a lot.

34. Do you tell stories that start with "when I was your age?" Embarrassingly, yes! Kids today *are* different--so much so I need to talk about it with them.

I would love to hear answers from all of you, especially if you haven't posted for a while. I miss chatting!

Working Around Microphones

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:36 pm
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Recently I came across a couple of discussions about technology, public speaking, and accessibility. One of them is in [community profile] access_fandom and links to the other which is a Unitarian-Universalist post. The crux of the matter is that people with hearing impairment often need amplification in order to hear, but not everyone is willing or able to use a microphone. And those groups don't always know about each other's concerns, which causes friction.

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fiiiiiiiiiiggs omg

Sep. 23rd, 2017 11:40 am
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I rarely buy fruit other than the apples I take hiking but today, the display of perfectly ripe farmers' market figs forced me to buy a basket. Oh, my gosh. Will I manage not to eat them all this afternoon? Wouldn't bet on it.
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“I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me,” he intones. And then he beats up everyone. Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen) makes a heck of an impression when he gets his first action sequence in Rogue One. Despite being blind and only wielding a staff, he’s one of the toughest characters in the whole movie, wrecking…

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The third and last individual home of round 2! for my Medieval Challenge/BACC mash up!
Now, these families are already established

(Have married and had kids)

So! Read these first to catch up!

The First Challenge - Who will be King (Finished)
Intro & Days 1-3|Days 4-7|Days 8-11|Days 12-18|Finale
Second Challenge - Expansion
(In progress)
Round One

Noble Family Ulrik|Noble Family Kerbasi|Royal Family Akahata
Round Two
Noble Family Ulrik|Noble Family Kerbasi

Let's finally finish up round 2!
[These shots were before I installed the post-effects mod.]


29 More Pictures Behind the Cut! )

One-Card Draw

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:01 pm
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 [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon is doing a one-card draw.  Tipping gets you an extra card, or you can buy a 5-card reading.
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Posted by Brian Ashcraft on Kotaku, shared by Julie Muncy to io9

While Sega says it’s created guidelines for Sonic, the assumption would be that promoting-Sonic-with-Hooters falls under them. I guess? Today at the Tokyo Game Show, Sega announced that it will be collaborating for a Sonic Forces promotion.

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  1. LONG WEEKEND FTW! \o/ \o/ \o/

  2. Today's turning out to be a 3 Hours of 90s Alt/Rock Hits kinda day. ^___^

  3. Website

    Lately I've been enjoying tinkering with my website: igoss.net/archive. I barely know anything about php and css, but like playing around until, through trial and error or happy accident, I get the result I want. I'm really glad that I finally fixed the menu. It's now on a separate (and easily updatable) page, hence the having to teach myself php thing. That meant going back and manually changing the code and extension in what felt like billions of files, but at least from here on out, updating the menu will only mean changes to a single page. :b

    It's been about 4 years since I've done a proper update, so it's slow going. I've uploaded some 2017 fanart to the site, but still have to deal with all 2013-2016. Plus I now gotta give MCU fanart a whole page for itself. Eh. Keeps me occupied when I need to take my mind off RL stresses.

  4. The Defenders

    I spend this week *finally* watching The Defenders. Just finished episode 6 - just 2 more to go. Surprisingly, I'm really enjoying it? I don't even find Rand that utterly annoying (except for his hair). I'm sort of liking how every character has clear flaws, and the push-pull of having to work with each other. I particularly get a kick out of Jessica Jones being 100% done with everyone, especially Matt.

    I haven't even gotten to the end as yet, but I'm already looking forward to more in this 'verse. I mean, I'm not gonna subject myself to watching S1 Iron Fist - let's not get crazy - but I'm definitely gonna go check out more of Jessica Jones (I'd only seen the first 2-3 eps).

  5. Inktober

    I'm psyching myself to try Inktober, since it's definitely gonna be integrated into [community profile] drawesome's challenge activities for the entire month of October. I want to attempt to create something daily for the first week. And maybe stick to weekends for the rest. We'll see how it goes. At least I have the official list of Prompts to get my creativity going: 2017 Inktober Prompt List )

    I'm thinking of trying brushwork with ink, not just using a pen or marker. Will be interesting experimenting with an ink pot, and painting in monochrome as well. I tend to lean heavily on colour blending to create visual impact in my art, so it will be a good opportunity to play around with positive/negative space etc. instead, to get that sense of drama.
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