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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bird Band

Bird Band
If you ever find yourself on Highway 12 in North Freedom, Baraboo, near Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin, it’s worth to stop and take a look at Dr. Evermor’s Art Park.
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Articles: Dr. Evermor’s website, Wired, Folk Art, Roadside America, LuLu Fry. » More photos: Flickr photos tagged with Evermor, Forevertron. » Videos: Dr. Evermor of Wisconsin, The Birds of Evermor, Welcome to Forevertron [YouTube] Bird Band video – Thanks Cindy Laveck
Quote by~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.''

Dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
World's tallest snowman was created in Bethel, Maine in 2008. It measured in at
122 feet / 1 inch and weighed 13,000,000 lbs.
Japanese word for tall - "takai" is the same word they use for "expensive".
Most expensive wedding cost over £22 million and was held in a purpose built stadium in Dubai for a Sheikh’s son.

Before you clean out the fireplace, toss wet coffee grounds over the ashes to keep the ash dust under control.

Pot Roast with Coffee Gravy
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat, about 4 to 5 1/2 pounds
1/4 cup vegetable oil (canola or similar light-tasting oil)
1 large white onion, coarsely chopped
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup baby carrots
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups water
2 cups freshly brewed blend coffee
1 tablespoon flour (instant is best, but regular flour will do; cornstarch or arrowroot also works well 2 tablespoons butter, chilled
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 325°F.
On a large platter, stir together flour, salt, and pepper
Dust the roast with the seasoned flour, then shake excess off
In a heavy ovenproof skillet or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat until hot
Slowly and gently add the roast and brown about five minutes, then turn the roast and brown for five minutes, then turn again and brown the roast until all of it is browned
remove the roast from the pan and set aside
Add the chopped onions to the drippings in the pan and sauté them over medium heat until softened
Return the roast to the skillet and add bay leaves, thyme, water, and coffee
Bring to a simmer, stirring and turning to combine the seasonings with the roast
Cover and place the skillet in the oven
Bake for 2 1/2 hours, then add the mushrooms and carrots
Continue cooking another 1/2 hour to 1 hour or until the roast is fork tender and the carrots are soft
While vegetables are cooking along with the roast, cook any noodles or grains you'd like to serve with the roast
When roast is done, remove from the skillet and discard any bones or gristle
Set the roast aside, loosely covered with aluminum foil
Taking the same skillet used to cook the roast and place over medium heat
Skim off fat from skillet
Add water as necessary, so that you have about 21/2 cups of liquid
Sprinkle flour over the gravy and cook for about five minutes, stirring until smooth and thickened
Stir in butter, and season to taste with salt and pepper
Remove the foil and return the roast to the skillet to warm in the gravy
Serve immediately with buttered flat noodles, brown rice, potatoes or your favorite grains.

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