Thursday, July 13, 2006

I love TBS! The station is a great way to relive the memories of days gone bye, and the web site is full of humor for home or the office...

Office Space...great!!!

Dazed & Confused.......was it really that long ago,,60974,00.html,,61329,00.html

Monday, July 10, 2006

A day of Discovery at JSC Houston

It was an awesome experience to watch Discovery launch on the 4th of July, but visiting Johnson Space Center on Sunday was an added treat.

We took the tours that went onsite to the historic Mission Control, which was only a short distance from the current Mission Control white and blue rooms that are handling the current shuttle mission, and also the ISS mission. It has been thirty-years since I last visited, and things have changed alot. From walking around to the various building, to a guided tour and a Six-Flags type playscape and exhibits for the kids, it was agreat day to visit. My children will remember this trip for a long time.

Even better, you can follow the mission online:

Carrot Souffle...the recipe

This is the purported official recipe that has been acclaimed and widely sought after for years! In Baton Rouge, LA the local newspaper was apparently able to get a scaled-down version of the recipe for a feature it was doing.

as posted on the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate online edition a few years ago...

Piccadilly's carrot souffle' is one of the most often requested recipes, so here it is from The Advocate Online. Enjoy your holidays.

  • 3 1/2 lbs. peeled carrots
  • 1 1/2 lbs. sugar
  • 1 tbl. baking powder
  • 1 tbl. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 lb. Margarine
  • Powdered sugar
1. Steam or boil carrots until extra soft. Drain well.
2. While carrots are warm, add sugar, baking powder and vanilla.
3. Whip with mixer until smooth.
4. Add flour and mix well.
5. Whip eggs and add to flour mixture, blend well.
6. Add softened margarine to mixture and blend well.
7. Pour mixture into baking dish about half full as the souffle will rise.
8. Bake in 350-degree oven about 1 hour or until top is a light golden brown.
9. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar over top before serving.

Serves 10.

- Michael D. D'Amico
Piccadilly Technical Services

Make it tonight, and see what all the fuss has been about...

Sunday, July 09, 2006

As featured in the 1999 issue of Food & Wine Magazine, Arli's Catering is quoted as the "secret weapon" for providing incredible food for one of Hollywood's influential hostesses.
"you can never run out of food, and you can never run out of service"

Carrot Souffle

A CLASSIC COMFORT FOOD, KIDS LIKE IT TOO! of Arli's signature items available...

I am always amazed at how the "six degrees of separation" could have played in the way a billionaire from CA bought Piccadilly. Could it all have started with a love for Carrot Souffle?

Perhaps for Ron Burkel, it happened this way... "I loved the carrot souffle soo much...I bought the company!"

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Carrot Souffle

Jeff Albert Quartet Picadilly Carrot Souffle (LFD-2-004)

"Folks like Steve Turre and Ray Anderson aside, it ain't easy to conquer the jazz world leading a band on trombone. You have to give it to guys like New Orleans' Jeff Albert who undauntedly take up the task."
"humorously titled and invigoratingly performed."
"Picadilly Carrot Souffle succeeds as a calling card for Albert's talents."
-Geraldine Wyckoff, OffBeat Magazine
Its amazing that with over 169,000 hits on the words , "carrot souffle", on Google and still the story has not been fully told about how they came into being such a common term on any website, or conversation about food and recipes. The above mentioned cd project is a classic example how widespread and far-reaching carrot souffle has come. It crosses all genres!

In this day of intellectual property rights and corporations utilizing discoveries made by their rank and file without commendation and/or compensation, we should all look to the one person that has the ability to dispel all myths about "carrot souffle", the person that created, and the company that made millions off of it. It would be the Piccadilly unit manager and vice-president known on the world wide web as "Vietnamcatfish", or one could learn more about the man behind the mystique on his blog,

Sometimes in the paths of our daily routine, which we call life, we find people that add meaning to the day through hard work, goodwill, and a sense of humor and parody that helps us all realize the importance of certain things that are near and dear to us.


Saturday, July 01, 2006

"Who Moved My Cheese?"

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In years past, the above question was asked by the "chef' on Wednesday morning, in reference to the 40 lb. block of Wisconsin Cheddar, aged 6-9 months, that she had shredded the afternoon before on a buffalo chopper (shown below), in preparation for today's menu.

Now, the question is made in reference to my life....

GOLDEN POND: "Phase One In Which Doris Gets Her Oats"

GOLDEN POND: "Phase One In Which Doris Gets Her Oats"

a Comment to the Cat

"Well it's like, "Deja au jus" , I left the Picc 61 months ago, and would have a five-year pin at the gig I joined on 07/09/2001, had I not disembarked the golden spork in April. Even though I had found a similar job to the picc, but with nine holidays a year off, along with nights and weekends, I felt I needed a jolt of something big to bring me into my fifties.

So I jumped right back into the foray with what could have been a moray eel...very shocking! I was on the fast-track...the fast-track to endless days and nights and weekends of dealing with teens, coffee beans, schedules with holes as big as the ones in their jeans.

After years of hosting the rodeo, its hard to be just a clown. Luckily, I'm still set for a bit, but what is next? It seems we all want quality rather than quanity at this point, but can one find happiness in a trailer park unless you're a tornado? (thanks Tow Mater!) "


am I thru?

Mr. Tambourine Man

Mr. Tambourine Man
The Byrds
(Words and music by Bob Dylan)
Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm goin' to
Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning, I'll come followin' you
Take me for a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship
All my senses have been stripped
And my hands can't feel to grip
And my toes too numb to step
Wait only for my boot heels to be wanderin'
I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade
On to my own parade cast your dancin' spell my way
I promise to go under it
Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm goin' to
Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning, I'll come followin' you
or denny crane aka bill shatner...
It was a bit cheesy, but the soundtrack and the star made the Clickr resist the urge to move on...