What the Boss Likes – Random things that have recently made me happy

palm-treeFor a very much needed vacation from the idiocy of the world, here are a few things that have made me happy

Nadia G’s bacon chocolate –  Didn’t use maple cured bacon, or a mold (just scoops on a parchment paper) and only had coarse kosher salt to sprinkle on them.  But they turned out fabulous. We tried the Vosges bar but it wasn’t nearly as full of bacony goodness as this. While I’m on the topic of chocolate, the Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Crushed Coffee is also a very tasty bar as are the bars and mixes from Dagoba (Yoda not included).    

NASA Johnson Style – yet another Gangam parody, but hey, it’s NASA!

Beautiful photos – just a compilation of photos that allow me to remember things can be lovely in this world.

Catfish grabbing pigeons – because the world is weird.  Adaptation at it’s finest.

Villains and Heroes – my youtube playlist with a loose theme of the title. Why yes, I did grow up in the late 70s – 80s. 🙂 

Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter – a good porter with vanilla, not too sweet.  I like most of Leinenkugel’s beers.  This is great for a cold winter night.

Kraken Rum – a dark spiced rum that has a very steampunk label.  I once released the Kraken far too enthusiastically  one evening and oh did I regret it and regret it and regret it.   Drink with caution.  My favorite way?  Add to hot cider, mix in a tablespoon or two of hot buttered rum “batter” – which is nothing more than soft butter mixed with brown sugar, and your choice of sweet spices, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, etc.  The salt in the butter is what makes this extra tasty.  Other good dark rums: Whaler’s Original Dark and Cruzan Blackstrap.

Please feel free to share your happy things.