The Old Man Car (TOMC)
2006 was a traumatic year. I was terminated from an executive level job on July 24 2006 and my income went from six figures down to zero. I was rendered car-less because I had to give up my company car. Car sharing for several months until our financial situation improved was the plan. But after a few months my consulting work started getting pretty steady and I felt comfortable enough to consider buying a car for myself. On January 23, 2007 I bought a 2006 Ford Taurus. It was used and a former fleet car per the salesperson. The odometer read 15,366. My former company car was also a Ford Taurus. I told the guy I’d take it. With an extended warranty the car cost $15,262.95. I figured the extended warranty was worth the cost since this was a used car.
2019 is coming up and I’m still driving The Old Man Car (TOMC). No debate. This is the BEST car I’ve ever owned. In January I will have driven TOMC for 12 years.
Nice. For all of you foodies out there sorry, but this post has Nothing to Do With Food.
What do you do when you want to surprise your friends with a new dish? You think of something that they probably never had, never thought they would like, and make it. You sneak it in as a side dish. Serve it with something familiar like Maple Soy Roasted Salmon. You make…
Hipster food. And if you’re thinking to yourself that cauliflower can’t possibly be hip and trendy I actually found a restaurant that has whole head roasted on their menu for seven bucks.
Here’s what I made:
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
One head cauliflower
Extra virgin olive oil
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Salt and black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Remove the green outer leaves and stalks from the cauliflower head. Tear and cut the cauliflower into florets, removing any hard tiny stalks. Each piece should be about a US quarter in width. Golf ball size is too big.
- Place the florets into a baking/roasting pan with sides.
- Drizzle the cauliflower with olive oil. Toss with a wooden spoon. You want a nice thin coating of oil on each piece.
- Lightly salt and pepper and sprinkle with a hint of thyme.
- Generously sprinkle granulated garlic over all.
- Place in the oven and roast for approximately 35-40 minutes. Shake the pan every 10 minutes or so to ensure most of the surfaces of each floret get browned (this is why you want a pan with sides).
- When nicely browned add a handful of shredded Parmesan cheese over the cauliflower. Roast for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Transfer the cauliflower to a serving bowl and add more Parmesan.
Unfortunately this dish is Not Tiny Taste Tester Approved. She was not present at the dinner.
“What is a Collie Flower?”
Smells good. I’m going for it.
Another day. Another new food to try. Hideaway, a Stillwater OK original.
Tiny Taste Tester Approved.
I stumbled upon this article in Men’s Health on 10 High Protein Vegan Foods.
Tofu was number one on the list.
If you don’t believe me check out the article.