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Monday, April 29, 2024

Cavalcade of Food: German Chocolate Cake

For our Sunday dinner yesterday, M.P. made some down-home favorites:  breaded steak fingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, fried okra, ranch beans flavored with a little bbq sauce, and garlic toast.  Mmm-mmm good!  Dessert was M.P.'s famous Tres Leches Cake from last week, still sweet and cold and luscious.  Unfortunately, we have no pics to show you all because . . . well, the Pork Boys are just too old keep up with all the technology.  Maybe we'll take pics next time.

Meanwhile, from Cavalcade of Food, Kevin shows how to make a scrumptious German chocolate cake - and along the way, explains why it has nothing to do with Germany.  (It got started right here in Texas - who knew?)


Friday, April 26, 2024

Waitin' for the Weekend


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

When We Were Young and Gay

Old pics of young men remind us: there are only so many summers, and so many springs. 

Enjoy what you have while you have it - and be grateful.


Sunday, April 21, 2024

Sunday Drive: I Got Rhythm

The amazing Peter Nero performs the Gershwin standard at lightning speed on the Ed Sullivan Show in November of 1965.


Friday, April 19, 2024

Waitin' for the Weekend

Got spring fever yet?


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Cavalcade of Food: Green Onion Dip

Spring is here and Ralph is back!  He's behind the camera as Kevin shows how to make a tasty Green Onion Dip with cream cheese and lemon juice, using a vintage Sunbeam food processor.  Looks yummy - think I will see if I can get M.P. to try this recipe.

P.S. - In case you missed it, you can catch a glimpse of the elusive Ralph in the video I posted last week, beginning in the Diner Museum here.  I don't know these fellows personally, but they seem like great guys.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sunday Drive: Words

As performed by the Bee Gees on the Ed Sullivan Show in March of 1968, with Barry rockin' that Prince Charming smile.  Who could resist?


Friday, April 12, 2024

Waitin' for the Weekend

You doing anything tonight?


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

What We're Watching: The Wrecking Crew

It might be old news to the rest of the world, but we just discovered this 2008 documentary about the Los Angeles studio musicians who created the sounds we all loved in the 1960s.  As Dick Clark says in here, "They played for so many people in so many styles. . . .  They had the magic touch."  Though rarely credited for their work back then, this show honors their contributions to the "West Coast Sound" that was heard 'round the world on radio, records, TV themes, and movie soundtracks.  Fascinating.

An extra interview with delightful Carol Kaye, the only woman in the group, and a fabulous bassist:


Sunday, April 7, 2024

Sunday Drive: Age of Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In

Your Head Trucker remembers listening to this upbeat medley on the radio in the spring of 1969 - 55 years ago.  My God, where does the time go?

BTW, I saw them in concert in 1976.  They put on a great show.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Cavalcade of Food # 428 - Walkthrough

In anticipation of a visit by a class of 2nd-graders, Kevin takes us on a walkthrough of the fabulous Cavalcade collection, including the typewriter section.  Ah, sweet memories of life B. C. (before computers)!


BTW, I agree with everything Kevin says at the start about cursive writing.

Bonus: From a few years ago, Kevin and Ralph cook up some yankee fried chicken on the back porch:


Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Pilgrimage to Chimayo

My truckbuddy Frank had a post on his blog the other day on this shrine I'd never heard about.  Some people call it the "Lourdes of America."  I'm neither Catholic nor athletic, and the idea of a 40-mile hike uphill is rather uninspiring, to say the least. However, I can appreciate the spiritual impetus, and I'm sure many people do get a blessing of some kind thereby.  The impious may jeer and laugh at such simplicities; but there are many worse ways to spend a weekend.

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