Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

That darn Gene Pool Diva tricked me when I wandered away from my laptop and snuck an award under the doormat. That little sneak gave me the Versatile Blogger honor. I’m afraid to not pass it on, like those f*cking chain letters. I apologize in advance to those of you who have successfully dodged the bullet until now. Welcome to the dark side of blogging. 

You have to cough up seven interesting facts about yourself to share with the masses.  Since those of you who have been trolling this site know I share just about everything, including last week’s post where I confessed to using a maxipad to blot up coffee, who knows what ugly confessions might arise.

  • I was a vegetarian during high school and the first few years of marriage. It’s not because I’m anti beef eating, it’s a texture thing.  One little grisly beef makes me gag. That’s why ground beef is okay because it’s pre-chewed.  
  • I discovered at age 15 when I was on the horse show circuit that if you drink beer through a straw it makes you drunk faster.   Nothing worse than a bunch of teens and free range alcohol.
  • My mom once woke me up while driving on Rout 287 because we were skidding on black ice and just wanted to tell me goodbye in case she didn’t gain control of the car in time.  Explaining why I now live in a climate where it never ever snows.
  • I grew two inches taller after I got married, raising me to the attractive height of eleventy feet tall. This of course is because I was eight when I got married.  
  • I will not ever use the phrase “New Boyfriend Syndrome”.  I notice this is the term du jour at ASU the semester.  If I hear one more girl say her BFF is neglecting her for a new boy toy I will absolutely scream. Man up so to speak and find your own damn amusement.
  • Vietnamese food will never pass my lips again . Several years ago, Sheldon and I got the worst case of food poisoning EVER. I was so puny I lay on the bathroom floor praying  for the Big Tuna to drive back 3 hours from the dunes just to bring me a glass of water. Bad cat or something I’m sure.
  • Final confession, this is a recipe blog. No, really, it is. Just read between the lines.  In honor of Charlie Sheen this week is a celebration of all things chicken.

Mexican Chicken Salad
2 cups diced cooked chicken
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup mayo
½ cup  onion finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped carrots
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Juice of ½ lime
2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons  pimento chopped
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon oregano
Lettuce leaves
2 avocados cut in wedges
2 hard boiled eggs quartered

Toss all ingredients except lettuce, avocado, eggs and paprika. Sever salad on lettuce, garnish with avocado and egg. Sprinkle with paprika.

And here are my top 15 Team Tuna  members. Oh, and don’t sulk if you weren’t picked, maybe I picked you before and maybe I love you too much.

Meg at the Members Lounge

I was tricked last year too; you can read all about my true confessions here if you want more random Tuna facts.   Stop by and visit some of my favorite secret reading pleasures. Hopefully they are not composing their secret hate mail letters to me as we speak.  Shhhhhh….I’m hiding. 


Kristina P. said...

I am cooking short ribs right now. With all the chewy gristle attached. Nom, nom.

oceangirl said...


Val said...

You can hide, but GPS and Big Brother can find you. I, however, am not composing secret hate mail. Because I received a Versatile Blogger award within the last 8 months, I declare myself immune to the honor. My salacious facts can be found here:

Ami said...

I really do love you. Seems like I stop by here when I really need the diversion of a smile/laugh or other good thing.

The Defiant Marshmallow said...

Awww, Mrs. Tuna, you know that the only gift I need is to be able to continue to read your spectabulous blog!
Or cash.
But I'll take the generous award.
Grazi! (that's Italian for "I'll get you for this!")

Laoch of Chicago said...


dbs said...

This is indeed a recipe blog, it just happens to have recipes for life too. (And that's another reason to love it.)

Red Nomad OZ said...

Hahaha! You make this award sound SO appealing, I'm not sure whether receiving it from you is an accolade or a punishment!!

So thanx - I think!!

My next Australian Scenic Public Toilet post will be just for you!!

Janie Junebug said...

Thank you very much for not choosing me. I have enough "awards."

Janie J

Darlene said...

Congratulations(?) on your award. I never thought of hamburger as being "already chewed". yum. The Mexican chicken salad sounds delicious.

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

I got that award last week. This week it's Leibster. I'm thinking it's awards season and Rachel Zoe needs to come pick out my outfits for me. Unflrtunately, any clothing I have is a size followed by a "W" which does NOT stand for "winsome", despite popular belief.

Kim said...

Congrats! But "bad cat or something....." Bahahahaha

Mary said...

I love how you "throw in" the recipes! where do you get them all? :)

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

Go Team Tuna! Thanks for making this January craptastic day a whole lot better. :)

MOV said...

Thank you, Tuna, for choosing me! I am honored!!! (Uh, are there cash prices involved? Because I prefer my cash to be in the denominations of hundreds, and of course have all the presidents-- wasn't Benjamin Franklin president? -- facing the same direction because I am ├╝ber-Virgo.)


momto8 said...

well, were not having Vitenemese tonight after that ringing endorsement.
Congrats ( I guess) on your award..

Lisa said...

Another fabulous sounding recipe - yay! Congratulations on the award - you deserve it!

Many, many, many years ago I was a flight attendant. And we always used maxi-pads for spills. They're super absorbent! Also, on long trans-continental and international flights sometimes the lav gets a bit stinky. We put coffee packs all over - coffee absorbs (and masks) odors.

The Zadge said...

From one recovering vegetarian to another - THANKS! And yes, it's the texture: I can only do meatballs and sausage now since they are pre-chewed.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

You ARE epic! I LOVE eleventy AND the fact that your mom woke you up ;) I also adore the recipes you share.

Thanks for the award. ;)

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

The one about your mom just put me on the floor : )

Vapid Vixen said...

I honestly can't say why, but I find it hilarious that your Mom woke you up to say goodbye. I'm sure it wasn't even remotely funny at the time. Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it along...I think? The dark side of blogging. You are SO correct.

Kerry said...

Funny funny funny. AND you give out recipes, I love it.

Mark said...

How in the Holy Heck did my blog make your list? I'm not complaining! Just wondering.
Thank you so much for including me. I take it by this that I entertain you? Hopefully it's by making you laugh. Because when I'm down, I'm a real Debbie Downer. Sorry about that!
Thanks again for this. And sorry that you can't handle a little beef. You should work on that!
Your Friend, m.

Kim said...

You're wicked funny, *snort*.
I have to admit, I'm not a huge cook, so with some of these recipe blogs, I don't wander around as much as I should, but you've got me hooked. You had me at ground beef being pre-chewed. Anywho, I am a new follower from the Sunday Blog Hop and I will be back!

CanadianMama said...

You didn't pick me!!!!?! This is worse than New Boyfriend Syndrome because you are choosing all these other asshole blogs over me!

CanadianMama said...

ps. that salad looks wicked!

Julie said...

Did you just recently get a facebook fanpage or am I just that oblivious?

(You don't need to answer if it's the second option. I'm aware.)

I'm so glad, though.
Since you don't have an option for email subscriptions, I can keep up with you on facebook.

(Unless you have an option for email subscriptions. Yes. I can be that oblivious.)

Kimberly said...

So if I drank wine through a straw...will it have the same effect?
And have I mentioned that I love you?
Cause I do.
Thank you so much for the award. Is his face like a scratch and sniff? Could you'd be snorting coke.

Stephanie said...

I love your confessions....and all your cooking secrects!

Nicki said...

Por moi? THANK YOU! I feel SO FULL OF WIN right now! YEAH! HEAR ME ROAR!

Kernut the Blond said...

ZOMG! I'm truly honored! Thank you! (and my apologies for the delayed reply... not much internet here in the middle of NOWHERE).

I think I'll be heading towards Casa Grande later this week, not sure just yet. I really need to stop camping in the middle of NOWHERE and get electrical hookups!! Especially in time for the superbowl! :)

Monica said...

I am a new GFC follower. I found you on a blog hop. I would love for you to stop by my site and follow me back please. Thank you so much!

huda said...

new follower of your blog
now follow my blog

Mommy Bags said...

Congrats on your award mama

Kara said...

"Winner winner chicken dinner"! You gotta love Charlie. Or not...

Anonymous said...

I'm dying here. Wheezing, snorting, crying. Hubby's concerned, but I wave him back to his chair and read aloud. You just gave voice to opinions I was too chicken to share. Yep, send me a winner, winner, chicken dinner.
BTW, got a new award ...
NO, I'd never, but maybe you could set that damn Dawn girl straight. She's over at dropping bloggy F-bombs

Kristy said...

I love your facts! Versatile indeed! That was hilarious about your mom!

Anonymous said...

A salad recp and Charlie Sheen and an award winner ... what a combo you put together today ;)

Hilary said...

you beyond crack me up!

robyn said...

Hey, congrats (I think...)!

I was cruising the Weekend Warrior blog hop and clicked on your linky, partly because I just published a post on my blog last week called "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" so I was naturally curious. As another coincidence, my post was about how much I abhor complicated recipes (and why), and then here you are with exactly the kind of blog I'm looking for! I also once wrote a whole post about how much I love the word "eleventy," so needless to say it was obviously destined that I would become your newest follower. Please feel free to stop by my blog, - you sound like you know what you're doing, and I surely don't, so I might need you to whip me into shape from time to time. :)

Jennie said...

Yummy! So making this!