Friday, September 08, 2006

Word Play and Recipe

Antagonyms (a word to describe words that have contradictory meanings) full list on this site -

Anxious: Full of mental distress because of apprehension of danger or misfortune [in effect, seeking to avoid] (We were anxious about the nearby gunshots.) vs. Eager or looking forward to (Until you returned, I was anxious to see you.)
Apparent: Not clear or certain (For now, he is the apparent winner of the contest.) vs. Obvious (The solution to the problem was apparent to all.)
Assume: To actually have (To assume office) vs. To hope to have ("He assumed he would be elected.")
Cite, Citation: For doing good (such as military gallantry) vs. for doing bad (such as from a traffic policeman)
Cleave: To adhere tightly vs. To cut apart
Clip: to attach vs. to cut off
More here...

Booklogged expressed an interest in the recipes from yesterday's favorite foods. Here is one that did real service when my kids were young.

Leslie's Chicken (version of King Ranch Chicken Casserole)

4-6 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can golden mushroom soup
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes
1 jar sliced mushrooms (or sliced fresh mushrooms)
1 pkg. grated cheese
1 large package of Doritoes
1 T. butter
1/2 onion chopped

  • Boil chicken until tender; let cool; bone, cut into bite sizes
  • Mix soups and Ro-tel tomatoes; heat 10-15 minutes
  • Saute onion in butter (and if using fresh mushrooms, add them)
  • Mix onion and mushrooms with soups
  • Stir boned chicken into soups

Layer: crushed Doritoes and chicken mixture; top with crushed Doritoes and cheese

Bake at 350 until bubbly...

One-dish meal, hot and tasty, and makes wonderful left overs. A bazillion calories...

Fee got Photoshop CS2 Photoshop for me (we had one version that came on a computer several years ago, and I loved it). This version is so much more complicated! The main thing I wanted was a way to repair old photographs; that was pretty slow work on the old version, but worth it. At any rate, there is a lot to learn, and here resides a resistant learner of technology, not because I don't want to learn, but because it is difficult and time-consuming.


  1. That's the first time I'd heard the term "antagonyms" - interesting!

  2. This is my first time too. I hadn't thought of those words as having opposite meanings, but you are so right, they do! No wonder I'm so confused!

  3. That is because the fellow whose site it is created the word! I should have mentioned that in my post... But it is a great word, isn't it? Perfectly descriptive. The man is a neologist!


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