"Baby Cakes loves chicken more than anything," avers Tuck. Here the pussycat applies the Think System to Tuck's magical plate of Chicken Suzette with leftover steamed cabbage, leeks and garlic, sweet potato with marshmallows and Corny Cornbread Mini Muffins.
Some blogs we love are being touted as the best of the best, and we're intrigued with one of our favorites -- The Anchoress's -- being toe to toe with the master of the blogosphere, the ineffable Instapundit. 'Reminds us of our own blog's being placed vis a vis a bunch of big-time bloggers a year ago today when we found ourselves nominated as one of the top 250. In the last year, we've watched our standing in the Truth Laid Bear's stats tumble and tumble unaccountably from under 250 to 758, with never so much as a note of explanation as to what was up. So be it. A bad taste left in our mouth, so what else is new?
Many small things on a plate make it seem like so much more. Harvest Meatballs made from our Harvest Meatloaf recipe -- shaped into eight balls and baked, turning once, 15 to 20 minutes at 350o -- served on a bed of pasta with tomato sauce topped with grated parmesan and steamed brussels sprouts with garlic on the side . . . That's Italian!
Now we're wishing we'd nominated ourselves for the "Best of the Top 501 to 1000 Blogs" instead of what we DID nominate ourselves for, the Best Pets and Best Food and Best Photo blogs. The finalists in those categories are on another planet. Like all competitions, from the Nobel on up, it's all about promoting the interests of the award givers. Wizbang is wicked smart. Even so, we recommend you vote for The Anchoress daily and also for our favorite in our own category, the Best of the Top 501 to 1000, Betsy's Page and Fausta of Fausta's Blog in BOTT 251-500.
Corny Cornbread Mini Muffins (just under 2" across) made with frozen corn thawed and coarsely pureed, together with a totally awesome omelet with Havarti, leftover Potato Meltdown and bacon made a breakfast that stuck to the ribs this morning.
It's always painful to be left out, but who's counting? Onward and upward.