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Episode 051 – Furnished

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The @Valentine Podcast Show Notes

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

Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights –

Today is Monday, March 12, 2012 and this is Episode 51!

Weekend Wrap-up

  • Birthday Meal
  • Sister in Town
  • Sunday Grillin’

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • “The new iPad”
    • Confusing Name
    • Same Price Points
    • iPad2 price drop
  • New Apple TV
    • 1080p capable with new chip.
  • Gateway 23” HD LCD-LED Monitors

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

  • Movies By Chance: Result: 186 – Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Movie for Next Week: 96 – Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity, Choose
  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
  • Tera Beta
  • Finished Way of Kings
  • Finished 2nd book of Hunger Games – Chasing Fire
  • Started on 3rd and final book of hunger games


Odds and Ends (Bumper provided by Johnny Feisty)

  • New Furniture (Rearranging)

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at You can also see our blog at  The podcast Twitter feed is ValentineCast. You can also call us at (415) 758-2278 Video can be seen at  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow

Outro Music:  Pretty Lights – Double Love

Recipe Exploration: Strumpet’s Super Simple Pasta Salad

March 12, 2012 1 comment


Name: Strumpet’s Super Simple Pasta Salad
By: Renee (based on Strumpet’s Recipe)

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min

Servings: 6


  • 1 package pasta (bowtie was used)
  • 1 lb. spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, diced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 lemon (or lemon juice equivalent)
  • 1 package baby mixed greens – whichever kind you like best
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (can use flavored if you like)
  • ½ cup to a cup parmesan (shaved or grated)
  • ½ cup feta cheese


  1. Boil the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. While waiting for the pasta water to boil, brown the sausage.  Add in the mushrooms and peppers and saute until mushrooms are tender.
  3. Toss sausage mixture in with the salad.
  4. Squeeze the juice of the lemon out of the lemon
  5. Chop (mince) garlic and mix with the lemon juice and oil.
  6. Drain pasta and toss in salad.  Add lemon dressing and toss again.
  7. Add parmesan toss a final time.  Sprinkle with feta.


  • If all of it isn’t gone that night, this will serve as a cold salad the next day.
  • It’s good with fresh cracked black pepper.

Recipe Exploration: Mexican Chicken Casserole

March 12, 2012 2 comments

Name: Mexican Chicken Casserole
By: Renee Valentine

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: 8


  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 4 oz can of chopped green chiles
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 15 oz can of black beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 8 ounces boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and diced


  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Saute mushrooms until soft.
  2. Combine mushrooms, sour cream, 1 cup of cheese, green chiles, taco seasoning, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, black beans, salsa, rice, and chicken. Place in a greased 9X13 casserole dish.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of casserole and bake until melted.


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