Archive for December 2011

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #4 Steak Rub

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #4 Steak Rub
On the 4th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…Steak Rub   This is going to sound crazy but … do it anyway. 2 Tbl fresh ground coffee (decaf if you’re sensitive) 1 Tbl cocoa 1 Tbl brown sugar 1 Tbl Kosher salt 1/2 Tbl pepper 4 New York Strips   Mix together... Read more »

Train - Shake Up Christmas

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It cannot be almost 30 years since I remember seeing Jimmy Stafford on his journey to pursue a dream of being in a full fledged rock and roll band.  It seemed that watching Royal Star at TJ’s/Club 47 in our little hometown of Morris, IL was as close as any teenager could get to being... Read more »

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #3 Homemade Tortilla Soup

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #3 Homemade Tortilla Soup
Here is a really super easy recipe for soup.  Your friends and family will say, “We didn’t know you knew how to make homemade soup!”  and you can say, “Heck ya…there are lot’s of things you don’t know about me.” On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…Tortilla Soup!   In a... Read more »
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12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #2 Hot Corn Dip

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #2 Hot Corn Dip
The free and easy gifts keep coming… This one is so good you will want to drive to the country, find a corn field, drive up the lane, and thank a farmer.    On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…Hot Corn Dip ‎1 can of Mexicali corn  – drained  ... Read more »

The Historic Pullman Neighborhood

Last weekend, the Historic Pullman Foundation held its’ Candlelight Housewalk.  It is an area I had never been to.  I had heard about it and unknowingly, had even seen it in movies.   A movie watchin’ friend of mine suggested that we go see the very same buildings seen in the movies A League of their Own, Road... Read more »

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #1 Pecan Pie Muffins

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #1 Pecan Pie Muffins
Cue Announcer:  (The following has been written by our legal team.)   This is for fun. This is only for fun, and we cannot be held responsible for failed attempts, gained pounds, or burned tongues.  You’re on your own folks. Ok, so we don’t have a legal team. Cue Announcer:  (The following has been written by... Read more »
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Sting: I Saw Three Ships ~ Live from Durham Cathedral

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This should put a little spring in your step today…

Tour the Chicago Theater

Just a short walk a few blocks east of the Ogilvie Metra Station is the theater district. Our destination yesterday was The Chicago Theater.    We were going to see Straight No Chaser, so we planned ahead to do a tour of the theater earlier in the day.  The tour lasts over an hour and visitors get... Read more »

Augie March - One Crowded Hour

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My nephew and his lovely new wife just got their slideshow back from their wedding and it was set to this.  Put this in your headphones on the train today.  You should probably put it on repeat.
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