Thursday, May 14, 2009

Some Where That's Green...

I'm a fan of Mandy Patinkin since his performance in Princess Bride.. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die..." Anyway I love this album and the funny song from Little Shop of Horror, which I have never seen by the way and don't really want to because I have built my own little ideas about this funny song that has become kind of tender to me...

A matchbox of our own

A fence of real chain link,

A grill out on the patio

Disposal in the sink

A washer and a dryer and an ironing machine

In a tract house that we share

Somewhere that's green.

He rakes and trims the grass

He loves to mow and weed

I cook like Betty Crocker

And I look like Donna Reed

There's plastic on the furniture

To keep it neat and clean

In the Pine-Sol scented air

Somewhere that's green

Between our frozen dinner

And our bedtime, nine-fifteen

We snuggle watchin' Lucy

On our big, enormous twelve-inch screen

I'm his December Bride

He's Father, he Knows Best

Our kids watch Howdy Doody

As the sun sets in the west

A picture out of Better Homes and Gardens magazine

Far from Skid Row

I dream we'll go

somewhere that's green.

Pear Salad...

This is my new favorite salad!
1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces.
3 pears cored and chopped
5 ounces Feta Cheese crumbled up
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
3-4 strips of very crisp bacon crumbled
1/3 cups white sugar
3/4 cup pecans
2-3 tablespoons of water
1/3 cup olive oil
6 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 Tablespoons white sugar
2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
a smidge of black pepper to taste
In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/3 cup sugar, 3/4 cup pecans and 2-3 T water continually until sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Transfer nuts to waxed paper and allow to cool. Break into pieces.
Dressing: Blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 tsp. white sugar, garlic, salt and pepper
In large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, cheese, bacon, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad and sprinkle with pecans. Serve.