Southern Man

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Southern Man can not even begin to list the many, many things he is thankful for this year. So much has happened in the last eighteen months - and so much of it has been so good. Here's hoping that you have much to be thankful for as well. Lord, I thank you for the countless blessings that you have heaped on me and my loved ones and I pray that you would continue to bless us as we seek Your will in our lives. Amen.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Return of the Ferret

Yes, blogging continues to be light...and again, not because nothing is happening. You would not believe all the stuff that is happening. Today, for instance...never mind.

But Southern Man was in his kitchen this evening fixing his dinner and recovering from the trauma of the day and around the corner came a familiar intruder. Yes, the ferret is back!

The camera batteries were dead so Southern Man didn't get a pic, but when he returned the wandering critter to the neighbors they revealed that they were moving at the end of December and did Southern Man's daughter want a ferret complete with all the trimmings? So Southern Man is eagerly awaiting his daughter's answer. Although he does suspect that his ex will have something to say about it as well.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Recipe - Southern Man's Bean Soup

After eighteen months of experimentation, Southern Man has finally achieved bean soup perfection.

  • Beans. Lots of beans. Lots of varieties of beans.
  • One jar of salsa.
  • One pound of hamburger meat.
  • One package of taco seasoning.
  • One beer.
  • Prepare the beans. Southern Man uses lots of dried beans, so this is slightly more involved than just opening cans. Pinto beans, red beans, ranch style beans, kidney beans, black beans...a can of pinto beans with jalepeno peppers is a nice touch as well.

  • Brown the hamburger meat and season to taste with the taco seasoning.

  • Drain the meat and add to the beans.

  • Dump the jar of salsa into the mix and pour in the beer. Simmer for about half an hour to cook out the alcohol and blend the flavors. Your kitchen will smell like a frat house for the rest of the day but it's worth it.
Now open another beer, break out some saltines or cornbread, and enjoy some delicious Southern Man Bean Soup!

Happy Birthday Sister!

Feliz cumpleaƱos to Southern Man's sister (who chided Southern Man for forgetting, and who should also update her blog more often...)