Well so far this new year 2008 sucks ass. After having my car breakdown in a snow storm of the first day of the year, I find out that my car which I've only owned for 14 months and which I didn't buy the extended warranty on needs a new engine to the tune of 7,000 dollars. Please FORD, tell me how a 2005 car, less than three years old and with less than 45,000 miles on it needs a new engine. Please tell me how this is acceptable. I've always owned Ford cars and have always thought they were well built. Not so much with the 2005 Ford Escape I guess considering you need to buy it a whole new engine when it's three years old. Truth be told, I don't have the money to fix the car, so I'm not sure what's going to happen - it may sit and rot in the mechanics shop for years while I try and save up the money to fix it. THANKS FORD!
On a lighter note, I made this dip/spread the other night when we had friends over, and I was almost too greedy to serve it because I wanted it all for myself. It was that good.
Muhammara ATK Best Light Recipes
1/4 cup walnuts
1 2/3 cups jarred roasted red peppers, drained, rinsed, and thoroughly patted dry with paper towels
2 slices wheat or white sandwich bread, torn into quarters
3 tbsp juice from one lemon
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp mild molasses
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper.
1. Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until they are fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer the nuts to a plate to cool.
2. Process the toasted walnuts with the remaining ingredients in a food processor until smooth, about 10 pulses. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the flavors meld, about 1 hour. (The dip, covered, can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Season with additional lemon juice, salt and cayenne as needed before serving.) Serve the dip either cold or at room temperature.
Rating = So God Damn Good