many years after odin was born and was given his nickname ( which really should be his real name, i suspect someday he’ll legally change it ) his grandmother found a long lost empty box that held his great grandfather’s coincidentally favorite cigar. odin keeps an assortment of Important Things in it. it’s one of his favorite boxes, though his Magnificently Metaphorical Birthday Box is still his favoritest.
i don’t know much about the Odin Cigar Company – if anyone has any info, i’d love to see it.
some might recall when i was pondering the ethics of five finger discounting the gnome salt and pepper shaker holder. not long after that i learned that the salt and pepper shaker holders were available for sale right across the street at dregne’s scandinavian gifts! no five finger discount required ( not that i’d ever really do that ).
so i actually managed to think far enough ahead to get one before christmas and get it wrapped and under the tree ( much to the surprise of kris and odin ). makes a great gift!
and now it’s on our kitchen table. makes me smile every time i reach for salt and pepper.
passing time waiting for food by playing hangman. i couldn’t begin to tally how many rounds of the game we’ve played over the years. odin *almost* stumped us with “OJ”?! must have been glucose deprived.
no thanks butterfinger. i experimented once in college. not for me. not that there’s anything wrong with that!
i don’t know what’s crazier, that we have a caricature of our dog on our fridge, or the fact that we paid $20 for it at a party for the dogs at doggie day care.
i deadpan when odin has friends over that it’s not a good caricature because it doesn’t really look like him. lulz.
i have no idea how it’s possible that i’ve never posted this recipe for eggnog pie. clearly a great use for our the last carton of eggnog. it’s simple and delicious. i will admit that i sometimes have trouble getting it to set properly and it turns out more like eggnog pudding in a pie shell but it’s still great, just eat in a bowl! this time it set well and has a consistency akin to banana cream pie.
3C organic valley eggnog
6 organic valley egg yolks
1/4 C sugar
1 8″ graham cracker cracker pie shell
– place first 3 ingredients in a 3QT heavy sauce pan and whisk together.
– whisk egg yolks with 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl.
– add 1 3/4 eggnog mixture to dry ingredients in the sauce pan and whisk together.
– cook at medium heat until thickens, stirring constantly.
– remove from heat, add vanilla and remaining eggnog. whisk well.
– pour in shell. refrigerate for 24 hours to set.
pairs well with whipped cream.
and after you eat a slice you can enjoy the view of the eggnog pie chart, clearly showing the percentage of the pie chart that resembles pac-man
fresh eggs from The Girls are piling up. so eggnog pie for us ( uses egg yolks ) and macaroons ( uses egg whites ) for odin’s hockey team.
at one of odin’s two hockey games today. it offers a great view of the game, but having to calculate game time versus clock time and saves in real time for official score sheet is a little stressy.
after winning 15 games and only losing one, odin’s coaches thought the team needed a more challenge so the rest of the season has been rescheduled to have them play tougher teams outside their regular league. they played oregon ( part of madison metro region ) and dodgeville and lost both games by a wide margin. i think, 8-2 and 9-2 respectively. in both games they held on to keep the score close through first two periods and ran out of steam in the third. while it’s fun to win every game by a blowout, i think it’s great for them to play tougher teams to see if they can take it the next level.
the non-league games don’t count against their stellar league record and i believe the challenge will get them better prepared for state championships.
after the fire at organic valley hq, i made this sign. even though the internet meme is all played out, it still makes me smile. good words to remember after the fire and several other challenges.
the award for book I’ve owned the longest, and most repeatedly attempted to read but never finished without a doubt goes to “Gödel, Escher, Bach”. i think I’ve had in for 30 years. attempts to finish, maybe a dozen.
i could possibly convince myself to read it while watching the MIT opencourseware lectures videos that accompany the course “Gödel, Escher, Bach: A Mental Space Odyssey”.