Monday, January 28, 2013

Give ‘em the Finger

OK, admit it, sometimes people drive you nuts. Telemarketers who call your house every 3 minutes, Customer Service reps who won’t help you, drivers who can’t drive, blog comment spammers, your kids.

No one can make me crazier than my kids. I mean gone-blind want to kill ‘em nuts. They are experts at pushing me to my limit and beyond. I’m the first to say, the best spur-of-the-moment release of all that anger and frustration is a good stream of every swear word I can think of (and I can think of a lot). Preferably at the top of my lungs. Second best option, the dreaded finger. The more forceful the better. Accompanied with a “HEY” so they know to look. But is that usually an option? No, sigh, sadly not.

Or is it? Yes, actually, it is. Well, sorta. With a little ingenuity. You see, folks, what I learned is that we have other fingers. And it actually feels kinda good to unleash ‘em every now and then. Yup, I have started generously giving out the old Ring Finger.

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Now the first time I gave it to my kids, forcefully and loud “HEY” included, I think they were stunned. I’m sure they thought I had actually given them THE finger. No kids, count again. That’s the dreaded (OK, not so dreaded) Ring Finger. Stunned silence. I gave then the death-glare (don’t pretend you don’t know the one) and walked off with my head held high. Was it a victory? A failure? I don’t know. The good news: they don’t either.

Hey, Telemarketers, talk to my voicemail. And Ring Finger you!

Customer Service rep, I called ‘cause I need assistance. You don’t want to help me? Well Ring Finger you!

Driver in front of me, that thing to the right of that brake you’re riding is the gas pedal, use it. Oh, and Ring Finger you!

Comment Spammers, got something for you. Ring Finger you!

What, you’re teenagers and you’re still whining about dinner? Ring Finger you!



White Chili | www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe

White Chili (with Cornbread)
 

Oh, and Facebook, always screwing with my news feed. Do you really think I’m going to pay you $5 per post so the people who’ve liked my page can see what I have to say? Well I’ve got a whole other finger for you (OK same finger, just another hand), but Ring Finger you!


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White Chili
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Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 lb. boneless chicken breasts cut into bite sized chunks
garlic powder for sprinkling
1 chopped onion (I use frozen chopped onion in this recipe)
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cans (I like medium heat) green chilis
2 tsp garlic powder
2 1/4 tsp cumin
chopped fresh cilantro (amount depends on your tastes)
2 cans white beans, undrained (I like Great Northern)
1 can corn, drained 
 
 Directions:
* Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder, then saute in a large pot until cooked. If making this in a crock pot (see below) just saute in a fry pan.
*Add the chicken broth, the chilis, the garlic powder, cumin and cilantro.
*Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
*Add the beans and corn.
*Simmer another 20 minutes.

NOTE: I will often saute the chicken, then finish making it in the crock pot.

NOTE: This recipe was adapted from Southwestern White Chili by Ellie Deaner

52 comments:

  1. I love it!
    Now I have MY Ring Finger prepared!!
    Why?? Because today is MONDAY!!

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    1. Looks like I may have unleashed a monster, but I say give that Ring Finger and enjoy it!

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  2. Spam bots are the DEVIL!!! And seriously, I am enraged that anyone would complain about that gorgeous white chili. One of my all time favorites. Pinning it. xoxo

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    1. They are. 21 Spam comments today on one post. Ridiculous. Not sure about the sanity involved in giving the (Ring) Finger to a bot, but I feel better.

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  3. We could just start calling Mondays "Ring Finger Day". That would work for me. Great post! :-D

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    1. YES. You are a genius. That would work for me too!

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  4. lol, ya KNOW.... when I was on my blog page - the ring finger caught my eye, but the a birdie flew past the window and I got totally side tracked!! I love how you throw your humor together with a fabulous recipe ;) I'd never give you the ring finger, but I totally get you telling FB they're #1... I choose to use the "Other" finger when telling they're number one. Shhhh.. .Great fake out with the kids :) xxoo Thank you for the laugh on my cranky Monday!

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    1. Everyone needs a laugh on a Monday morning, especially if FB is playing with your "like" numbers. Glad I could provide a laugh!

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  5. Freaking love it! New follower here
    http://badwordmama.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. My post seems to go with the theme of your blog (the name anyway).

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  6. That's hysterical! You have some MEAN ring fingers! LOL...I honestly saw "the finger" when I first looked at the photos!

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Wondering how many people are seeing that ring finger and are too offended to realize it's a different finger!

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  7. Where they complaining about the white bean chili and cornbread dinner??? Ingrates. Ring finger to all of 'em.

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  8. LOVE this post!! You have just made my day. Happy Monday!!!

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    1. I made someone's day? How great is that?

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  9. It's official. You just made Mondays the Ring Finger Day. Teenagers, beware!

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    1. Now that it's official, I'm expecting world wide Mom participation!

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  10. Hey yo: I am with you on the Customer Service Rep that I can NEVER understand, because he is working in another COUNTRY and has trouble speaking MY language... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr: Ring Finger!!! Slu

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    1. Oh, I think most people are with me on that one!

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  11. Hilarious... I never thought about giving someone the ring finger. Not as offensive, but highly effective as well. Thanks for the tip.
    Jae Mac, I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

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    1. Yes, a great way to relieve frustration. Seeing the look on their face is kinda fun too!

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  12. I love this! You are a spunky gal.... And that plate LOVE IT

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    1. Here's a deal for you: I'll tell you about the plate if you come back to blogging regularly!

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  13. I like the nail polish. At least you can give the finger in style. Facebook...don't get me started. Every other day I contemplate giving it up all together.

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    1. I think we're ALL ready to give the actual (middle) finger to Facebook.

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  14. LOL I love you!! Thanks for sharing this story and recipe on Manic Monday!! Pinned and Tweeted :)

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    1. Right back at ya. Happy to still be allowed to join in after you read this one!

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  15. totally giggling at this piece!! And envying you your rings, bracelet and impeccable manicure!! :D

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    1. So glad you giggled, but do you dare to give someone the Ring Finger?

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  16. Lmao! You crack me up! That's so funny I didn't know others did that too! I always did my ring finger in fun/seriousness but hahaha! Thanks for the white chili ...might have to try it...it's just I love my chili's to be super red/hot hahaa...

    Thanks so much for all your support/encouragement/love these past few months xoxo

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    1. I agree with you, I do a Red Chili too, usually at the same time and then everyone gets to pick what they feel like having.
      Whenever you're ready to talk about what's going on with you . . .

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  17. You know how I feel about telemarketers... I have to admit that I used to be one! Don't give me the ring finger! By the way, your nails are gorgeous. My hands look like a 78 year old man's.

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    1. I won't hold it against you since you've seen the error of your ways . . .

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  18. Ring finger! Love it..... but how do you make your brain use it in the spur of the moment... I still default to the middle....

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    1. Believe me, I "accidentally" default to that finger too!

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  19. Douchebags that hit on me even though I am married. Give them the finger ;) That chili looks yummy.

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    1. OOh, that's a good one. Should I amend my first sentence to include them?

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  20. Is it wrong that I love the color of your nail polish?
    Man I want some chili.
    THe only thing good about winter? I totally can flip everyone off with my mittens. You know you love me.

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    1. Ha ha, never thought of that,flipping everyone off with my mittens. But won't they think it's strange when the kids anger me if I then run and put my mittens on?

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  21. I will be giving my kids the ring finger this afternoon if their chores aren't done when I get home from work. :)

    That chili looks yummy! Love the nail polish color also!

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    1. Just don't tell those kids that finger came from me!

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  22. Karen! The ring finger is brilliant!!! My husband has a cousin who just yells "turkey lurkey" when she needs too unleash f-bombs around her kids. And of course the chili looks delish. xx -Monica

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    1. Turkey-lurkey, not sure where that comes from but it's hysterical. I think I'll try it. WITH the Ring Finger, of course!

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  23. I agree! Ring finger to FB! I'm lucky if 10% of my fans see my stuff! Anyway.... Thanks so much for sharing at Pint Sized Baker for Two Cup Tuesday!

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    1. I think all bloggers agree with the FB thing!

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  24. Love this post! I think you just started a new finger trend!

    You hit it in so many points - spam bots, telemarketers, bad customer service, and that FB charge for post promotions that I can't stand!

    I'm sure when I was a kid my mom would have given me that ring finger at times!


    Phil
    www.blog.theregularguynyc.com



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    1. I think this Ring Finger thing might just catch on!

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  25. Great post!! So funny!! And a delicious looking recipe too. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Thursdays. Nichi

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    1. Thanks for your hospitality, Nichi!

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  26. You make your food look so pretty!

    My guys are 21 & 17, now that they are older I may or may not have actually flipped them the bird on occasion....Okay, I totally have done it but usually at their backs as they're slamming off into their rooms.

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    1. I'm with you, my boys are older too and boy do they push me to the limit.

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