Weird and Wacky News Stories…

Good Wednesday Afternoon Everyone!  Did ANY of you go to the new Neighborhood Market on Wesley today?

Here is a compilation of some of the goofiest things I’ve seen while trolling through Facebook today.

They shouldn’t give Fido a license…

So, in a feeble attempt to protect his Yorkshire Terrier from a big, gigantic German Shepherd, a man from Ellsworth, Maine, decided to put his beloved pooch in his nice, 2010 GMC Sierra Pickup Truck.  Unfortunately, the Yorkie threw the truck in neutral; and what happened next had the markings of a bad comedy.  The pooch ended up driving the truck in an adjacent lake.

Thanks to the quick action of a nearby neighbor, though, the pooch was rescued and remained unscathed.  As for the truck, however, that’s another story.

Ana Maria Polo shouts, “He Dicho!  Caso Cerrado!” while Reba McEntire explains, “You Moron!”

In one very memorable moment from a 2010 episode of Judge Judy – which has suddenly been making the rounds on social media – the plaintiff is suing the defendant because he stole her purse.  When the plaintiff gave her testimony, she went through the entire contents of her purse from a list.  Whereupon the defendant had to open his big, fat mouth and said that the earpiece, which she said was among the contents of the purse, wasn’t there at all.  Judge Judy immediately ruled in favor of the plaintiff.

Most Bizarre Family Feud Answer Yet!

This vid speaks for itself.

I will check in again soon.

Good News, Bad News, and A Quest For Ideas…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have good news and bad news…

First the bad news.  There has been a lot of stuff happening in the last few weeks.  Not only are all my electronic devices falling apart at the seams, but everyone in my family is getting sick and injured.  To make things worse, I am running out of resources to gather news.  So, unfortunately, I will no longer be able to devote this blog to news-related items.

Fortunately for me – and for you – it has been said that great minds think alike.  I happen to think some great minds picked up my idea and, fortunately, had more capital and more know-how to make things work.  Thus, Hunt County News was born.  I welcome all of you to visit their website and check it out.  Oh, and if you have a news tip, please let them know!

I do want to continue this blog; however, since news is out of the realm of possibilities, I’m looking for other ideas in moving forward.  Sheila says I should do trivia; however, I don’t think it would work out very well or last very long.  I want to do a lifestyle and entertainment blog; but the truth of the matter is that life in Hunt County is neither entertaining nor makes for a picture-perfect lifestyle.  Or, does it?

Either way, I would like for you to give me YOUR ideas as to what I should do in order to continue this blog.  I want to continue at some capacity or another; and I do want to make this one of the most visited websites in Hunt County, Texas.

If you have any ideas, feel free to shoot them out via e-mail or Facebook comment/message.

Thank you and good night!

Spencer Henderson, Jr.
shenderson1981@gmail.com

Easy Homemade Apple Fritters

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped apple

Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk

Instructions:

  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon.
  2. Stir in milk and egg until just combined.
  3. Fold apple into dough.
  4. Pour oil into skillet so that it is approximately 1 1/2 deep.
  5. Heat oil on high.
  6. Oil is ready when a little dough thrown in floats to top.
  7. Carefully add dough to oil in heaping teaspoons.
  8. Cook until brown, about 2 minutes, then flip.
  9. Cook another 1-2 minutes, until both sides are browned.
  10. Transfer briefly to paper towels to absorb excess oil, then transfer to cooling rack.
  11. Make glaze by stirring milk and powdered sugar together in a small bowl.
  12. Drizzle over apple fritters.
  13. Wait approximately 3 minutes for glaze to harden, then flip fritters and drizzle glaze over the other side.
  14. Best served warm.

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour, divided
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 4 Very Ripe Bananas, Slightly Mashed
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil or Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Cups, or Chopped Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1 (3 to 3.5 oz) Bar Premium Dark Chocolate, Chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray two 9×5″ loaf pans with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 3/4 cups of flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Fit a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Beat bananas, peanut butter, sour cream, eggs, oil, brown sugar, and vanilla extract for approximately 2 minutes or until well blended
  5. Spoon the flour mixture into the banana mixture and beat on low speed until blended
  6. Toss the Peanut Butter cups into the remaining 1/4 cup of flour (to help prevent from sinking) and stir into the batter along with the chopped dark chocolate.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans.
  8. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
  10. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

BLT Stuffed Avocados




Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield:4

Ingredients:

  • 2 large avocados
  • fresh lemon juice
  • 1roma tomato, seeded and cubed
  • 1 cup cubed french bread
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut avocados in half, remove the pits, and carefully remove the peel. Rub the outsides of each half with some fresh lemon juice. This will help maintain their nice color. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Stuff the avocados with as much of the filling as you can fit, allowing the filling to come up over the sides a bit.
  5. Place avocados on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for about 120-12 minutes, or until the filling has turned a light golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately.