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Polenta and Egg Breakfast

Polenta and Egg Breakfast

I was talking with photographer friend Jeff Spirer the other day. He usually comes up with interesting food ideas, often dishes I have never tried before. He mentioned that he made a spin off of shrimp and grits that night. Basically he married Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Shrimp Diane recipe with good old fashioned creamy grits and Parmesan cheese. I’m going to have to give this a try.

Somewhere along the way polenta was mentioned which led to me looking it up and then picking up a bag from the grocery. That night I made a cup of the polenta to just get the feel for it. I liked it and got the feeling that I would be able to make good use of it in future meals.

Having grown up in the South this was the first time polenta ever hit my plate but it was not an altogether unfamiliar taste or texture to me since we had grits growing up and for me grits are breakfast food. Continue reading

How to Lose Four Hours on a Rainy Day and Gear Up for the Zombie Apocalpse at the Same Time

I only had one errand to run this past Saturday, a simple one and it shouldn’t have taken thirty minutes or so to accomplish. What I needed was a pair of utilitarian pants, you know the type, rugged cloth, earth tone colors and most importantly – pockets … lots of pockets.

This type of pant is ideal for photography excursions and I had about worn out my last pair so it was off to the local Army Surplus store for me.

The Army Store, Inc.

The Army Store, Inc.

If you are weak in the discipline department you may want to bring somebody along who can break your trance and drag you back home after you have wandered the isles for several hours. Zombies Click Here for More