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Episode 041 – Merry

December 26, 2011 Leave a comment

I did it!

The @Valentine Podcast Show Notes
[audio http://atvalentine.podbean.com/mf/web/igh5n2/Episode041.mp3|titles=Episode 41 – Merry]

Intro

Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the @Valentine Podcast with your merry couple, J and Renee Valentine.Intro Music –

Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/homeToday is Monday, December 26, 2011 and this is Episode 41!

Weekend Wrap-up

  • Christmas – How tradition has changed
  • Christmas Haul
  • Call from Strumpet
  • Gift from Alachia
  • Loud Talking
  • Dance Central 2 – Not for kids (not really)
  • After Christmas Sale

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • Spider Shock Mounts
  • People impressed with our setup.  We’re an inspiration.

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music)

  • Movies By Chance: Result: 107; The Color Of Freedom
  • Nevik and Jeff help
    • I’ll give you an example.  you are rolling 2 6 sided dice.  are the chances of rolling a total of 2 the same as rolling a total of 7?  no.  since there is only one combination that will lead to a result of 2 (a 1 on each die) and there are 6 combinations that will lead to a total of 7 (1,6 2,5 3,4 4,3 5,2 6,1).  so in the end on a single throw of 2 6 siders you have a 3% chance of rolling 2 but a 17% of rolling a 7.  what this means for you guys is that your distribution will be a bell curve centred in the upper end of the middle of the distribution.  its shifted since you make all your rolls then add a number, this shifts the peak of the bell curve
  • Movie for Next Week: 184: GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Fable III (bought)
  • Beat Tiny Tower
  • Comic Books
  • Anthony Hamilton’s New Album – Back To Love

Food – Music (Notturno Op.54 No.4 – Jenö jando)

  • Showed Deidre Chuy’s
  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Baked Apples
  • Mom is done in five years
  • Christmas Food
  • Yams
  • Too much rice? Maybe

Odds and Ends

  • Beckham is fat

Podcast of the Week (Until we run out of Podcasts)


Contact Information
You can reach us by email at atvalentineblog@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at atvalentine.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is atvalentineblog.  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow

Outro Music:  (Never Let Go (feat. Keri Hilson) by  Anthony Hamilton)

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Episode 040 – Wrapping

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment
The @Valentine Podcast Show Notes
[audio http://atvalentine.podbean.com/mf/web/uz3zit/Episode040.mp3|titles=Episode 40 – Wrapping]

Intro

Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the @Valentine Podcast with your  wrapping couple, J and Renee Valentine.Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/home

Today is Monday, December 19, 2011 and this is Episode 40! (we’re over the hill )Weekend Wrap-up

  • Gift Wrapping
  • Cookie baking
  • Gift Shopping

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • Apple TV Woes
  • GoPhone

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music)

  • Movies By Chance: Result: 96; The Fighter
  • Movie for Next Week: 107; The Color Of Freedom
  • Law-Abiding Citizen
  • SWTOR
  • Mary Poppins Motion Picture Soundtrack

Food – Music (O Tannenbaum -Vince Guardldi Trio)

  • Chinese Sticky Chicken
  • Forgetting Apples and Chicken
  • Comeback of the Chicken Tortilla Soup

Odds and Ends

  • Pur
  • Lock N Lock, USA – revisited
  • Christmas Cards for next year

Podcast of the Week (Until we run out of Podcasts)

  • WTF Podcast with Marcon (specifically these episodes:     )

Feedback

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at atvalentineblog@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at atvalentine.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is atvalentineblog.  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow   

Outro Music:  (Santa Stole My Lady by  Fitz and the Tantrums)

Episode 039 – Alacrity

December 12, 2011 Leave a comment

The @Valentine Podcast Show Notes

[audio http://atvalentine.podbean.com/mf/web/hnwt9/Episode039.mp3|titles=Episode 39 – Alacrity]

Intro
Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the @Valentine Podcast with your alacrity having couple, J and Renee Valentine.

Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/home

Today is Monday, December 12, 2011 and this is Episode 39!

Weekend Wrap-up

  • WoW and Skyrim
  • Laziness
  • Dinner with the Crockers

Media(Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music)

  • Movies By Chance: Result: 97; Blindsight
  • Movie for Next Week: 96; The Fighter, Slingblade, Law Abiding Citizen
  • Dead Like Me – Finished!
  • Played Diablo III Beta with Ralff and Buxley
  • WoW back in our lives – LFR, Darkmoon Faire, Dailies
  • SWTOR early access starts tomorrow
  • Realm assignments announced
  • Skyrim Fix for Wired Xbox Controller Bug
  • Hunger Games Complete, Catching Fire started

Food– Music (Dumaine St. – Trombone Shorty)

  • Chuy Gooey
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Odds and Ends

  • Lock N Lock, USA

Feedback

  • Strumpet’s Pasta Salad

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at atvalentineblog@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at atvalentine.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is atvalentineblog.  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow

  I Remember – The Roots

Shepherd Pie

December 12, 2011 Leave a comment
Name:  Shepherd Pie
By: Renee (adapted from allrecipes.com)

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp of oil (for sauteing)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
  • 10 oz of mixed vegetables(14.5 ounce)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • 4 oz sour cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat the oil and saute the garlic and onions in a medium saucepan until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook over medium-high heat until beef is browned, about 10 minutes. Drain fat.
  4. Add salt and pepper.  Optional: Add in the cayenne pepper to taste.
  5. Mix in mixed vegetables and cream of mushroom soup.
  6. Pour beef mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish and top with 2 cups of cheddar cheese.
  7. Add sour cream and one cup of cheddar cheese to mashed potatoes.  Add whatever spices to mashed potatoes you would like (garlic powder, cayenne pepper, butter, salt, pepper, etc.)
  8. Spread mashed potatoes on top.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven until the pie is hot, and the mashed potatoes are golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Notes:

Only add the cayenne pepper if you want a little bit of spice.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

December 12, 2011 1 comment
Name:  Slowcooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
By: J (via Buzz Recipe Swap)

Prep Time:  15 min
Cook Time: 6-8 hours on low, 3-4 hours on high

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

• 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken
• 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
• 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 cups water
• 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 bay leaf
• 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
• 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
• 7 corn tortillas (optional)
• Vegetable oil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic into a slow cooker.
  2. Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro.
  3. (Can skip the following steps if using premade strips or tortilla chips)
  4. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  6. Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes. To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup.

Notes:

You can sub out the tortilla strips for regular tortilla chips.

Episode 038 – Ornery

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment
The @Valentine Podcast Show Notes
Intro
Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the @Valentine Podcast with your Ornery couple, J and Renee Valentine.Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/homeToday is Monday, December 5, 2011 and this is Episode 38!

Weekend Wrap-up

  • Won’t stop raining
  • Amazon shopping spree, without money
  • Got dogs registered for the dog park and Toby is dumb
  • The Great Christmas Debacle of 2011
  • Dad the Cookie Stealer

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music)

  • Movies By Chance: Result: 139; American Violet
  • Movie for Next Week: 97; Blindsight
  • Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale
  • Last SWTOR Beta Weekend
  • Wow 4.3 is here!  Have we returned?
  • Skyrim pissed Renee off
  • Portal 2
  • DCUO on PS3
  • Star Wars (Empire Strike Back, Return of Jedi)
  • Plugging away on Sookie Stackhouse novels.  Loving them.
  • J’s ahead of me in Hunger Games
  • Trombone Shorty – Thanks Gradja!!

Food – Music (Unc – Trombone Shorty )

  • Shrimp Etoufee (Thanks Brewdog!)
  • Chicken Parmiagiana
  • Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Recipe Share on Google Docs
  • Papa Maddio’s
  • Frustration with McDonald’s. Here and there.

Feedback

  • Email from Jeff:

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at atvalentineblog@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at atvalentine.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is atvalentineblog.  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow

Outro Music:  Roses (featuring Lenny Kravitz ¬ bass) by Trombone Shorty

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