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The Houston Press' Robb Walsh discovered what he calls the best hamburger in Texas in Washington, just west of Navasota.
After lunch today, I am pleased to agree with him.

Read Walsh's review... it sums the place up better than I can.

It's a bit far from me to make it a regular trek, but you can be sure when I'm in the area, I'll drop in.
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The IT department at work went to lunch at Fogo de Chão today. Oh My God. I am so full of beef.

I have eaten at a Brazilian-style churrascaria once before: when Texas do Brasil had its grand opening in Dallas and advertised with our traffic service, they served us lunch one day.

It's enough to make me want to give up food for several days.
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Grr... The pot of soup I had on slow-cooking today ran dry, so the beans and ham are now blackened (and not in a delicious way).

At least I have my Twitch City DVDs to watch after Jericho.

And my vacation has been approved for the end of this month. I'm strongly leaning toward a road trip to Illinois/Indiana/Michigan to fill in some counties.
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I could sure use a back and shoulder rub right now.

My mysterious height-changing chair can never stay adjusted to the height I'd like it to stay at. So my posture changes throughout the day, and it occasionally gets uncomfortable to type.

At one time at Metro Dallas, we had a reporter who was also a licensed massage therapist. And she was good. Her hands cut through my stiff shoulder muscles like butter. I wonder whatever happened to her. Edit: Found her on MySpace.

Free pizza day at work! Yes, the CIO is in town again. I joked with my boss that as often as CIO was here from New York, he should probably look at moving here. I got a well-deserved glare for that one. :)

And with the pizza, there goes the one pound I lost last year. (At this rate, I'll be at a normal weight by 2100.)

Soup's on!

May. 20th, 2006 11:13 pm
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Had a great time at the Houston Browncoats cookoff today!

Since people asked, here is the recipe for Simon's 14-Bean Soup:

1½ cups mixed beans*
1½ tsp. salt

Rinse beans, add salt. Add water to cover.
Soak several hours or overnight. Drain.

Put beans in 3-qt. pot.

Add:

2 qt. water
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 ham bone
1 lb. ham pieces
1 can tomatoes
Juice of one lemon

Optional spices:

2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tsp. dried minced (or chopped) onion
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper

Simmer 4 hours or longer Add salt and pepper to taste.
May be refrigerated covered. Flavor improves with age.

*The Bean Mix:

Equal amounts by volume of:
Black beans
Baby lima beans
Black-eyed peas
Garbanzo beans
Great Northern beans
Green split peas
Lentils
Navy beans
Pearl Barley
Pinto beans
Flower of May beans
Red kidney beans
Cranberry beans
Soy beans

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