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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A busy day

Yesterday was quite productive. Craig vacuumed and did laundry. I scrubbed the kitchen cabinets (they're white and show everything!) and the floor and did the dishes. (well, I put them in the dishwasher)
In the afternoon, Bill, (the husband of a customer of mine) came over to "tweak" my computer.
He installed Opera, which is a browser like Internet Explorer. Well, he says it's better. It's a lot
Opera 9 - Your Web, Your Choice
easier to control how you accept or decline cookies, which are little codes websites put on your computer to store your surfing preferences. Most cookies don't do anything, but a lot of them, especially third party cookies, can.
I can see this is becoming way to technical, so let's just say we downloaded it and installed it and Bill took me for a test drive in it. The best part of Opera is it is a safer browser than IE. Especially if you like to surf "questionable" sites. (I didn't ask, but I think I know what he meant)
Not that a healthy male like myself would ever go to those kind of sites!

He saw that I had an Antivirus program and
also have Spybot and Ad-Aware.
So he also wanted me to have CCleaner.
Another free little program.(I always like free!)
This program is much more thorough than the
disk cleanup utility found in system tools.
It found 648mb of trash on my computer!
Even after I ran the disk cleanup utility!

After Bill left. Craig fixed another Delicious meal.

One of his specialties. String Pie.
Of course, here's the recipe, cause I know you'll want it!.

  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 med onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (14 oz) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Cook pasta, drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F
  3. Cook beef, onion, green pepper in large skillet over medium heat until meat is brown, stirring to separate meat. Drain drippings.
  4. Stir in spaghetti sauce
  5. In a large bowl, combine cooked spaghetti, Parmesan cheese, eggs, and butter; mix well.
  6. Place in bottom of 13x9 inch baking pan.
  7. Spread cottage cheese over top
  8. Pour meat sauce mixture over cottage cheese.
  9. Bake 20 min or until hot
  10. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of casserole and heat until melted.

Serves 6-8 ( The picture above is a piece that was left over that I'll eat for dinner Wed.)

And of course Craig never follows recipes to the letter. He always improvises somewhat.

Here he added chopped tomatoes and green onions when ready to serve.


  1. Ok this was weird...I was reading your post just as you commented on mine!!! Freaky!
    You know the internet is for porn right? lol
    You sound like you are becoming a computer nerd! I like nerds! Being one helps...
    I will try your recipe...I may change it a little to low fat by low fat cheese and no eggs and margarine, but it look delicious!!! When I do I will take a pic and send it to you and Craig.

  2. albert said
    "I will try your recipe...I may change it a little"

    Craig changes everthing he makes!

  3. Hmmmm. That sounds good! Never heard of "string pie" but we may just have to try this one!

    I'm really liking your banner and template background -- a nice outer spacey theme, very tastefully done.

  4. mogen said
    "nice outer spacey theme, very tastefully done."

    Why thanks, Morgen. I thought it fit well with the wayne's world title.

  5. The recipe sounds great. I'm gonna give it a go.

    I love your blogpage by the way. Really cool.

    Kevin in New Zealand.

  6. kevin said,
    "The recipe sounds great. I'm gonna give it a go"

    you'll like it!

  7. Your String Pie sounds like a variation my my baked spaghetti... need to incprporate the best of both!

  8. I know you saw my post on the lasagne yesterday....and that I concur precisely with Craig on NEVER using a recipe. Sounds like it was Italian night at your house and ours. Delicious all of the way around. I rarely have the volume on my PC turned up...but today I did...and hear the's hot!

  9. spider said,
    "Your String Pie sounds like a variation my my baked spaghetti"

    It could be. send me your version please.

  10. lewis said,
    "I know you saw my post on the lasagne yesterday."

    oh, are you stalking me?

    lewis said
    'I rarely have the volume on my PC turned up...but today I did...and hear the's hot!"

    you didn't see the Sonific panel on the side bar?

  11. What are these questionable sites you speak of? Is there more to the internet than news and string pie? Hmmm, I may have search a little more :) BTW, I like your site. I'm a former Michigander myself.

  12. brent said,
    "I'm a former Michigander myself."

    Where in Michigan were you from, and where are you now?