“We found a bottle of Trump wine in the library,” Professor Plum said as he walked into the mail room, “but we’re afraid to open it.”

He read the mail…. (More)

Chef shrugged. “Our supplier gave us a bottle with our last order, coz no one was buying it.”

“I was gonna use it to christen the new toilet in the lobby restroom,” the Professor of Astrology Janitor suggested.

Professor Plum chuckled and left with Ms. Scarlet to join the resident faculty in the wine cellar library, where they’ll spend the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”).

The staff canceled this morning’s poker game, because we forgot the clock change. So Chef went to the kitchen to finish her Wine and Cheese Omelet Casserole, leaving your lowly mail room clerk to review the week’s correspondence….


Dear Ms. Crissie,

Did you see that Donald Trump displayed his wine and steaks beside the podium at his press conference Tuesday night? Has anybody bought that wine? I want to know what that wine tastes like. I mean, come on. You know that’s like some $5 wine. They slap a label on it. They charge you $50 and say it’s the greatest wine ever. Oh, boy. Selling wine. That’s not what we’re for. Couldn’t make it up.

Barack in D.C.

Dear Mr. President,

We agree that Trump is already making a mockery of the office he claims to seek. And he peddled another whine yesterday:

This from a candidate who says he will change libel laws so he can punish his critics, and said he would pay the legal fees if his supporters beat up protesters. We can only conclude that he must believe the First Amendment was written exclusively for him.


Dear Ms. Crissie,

Please tell me Chef won’t use Trump’s wine in her Wine and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. Also, how does she make that?

Whining for Breakfast in Blogistan

Dear Whining for Breakfast,

Chef likes the Professor of Astrology Janitor’s plan for that bottle of Trump’s wine. So no, she won’t use it in the kitchen. Instead she’ll use Kendall Jackson Chardonnay.

To make her Wine and Cheese Breakfast Casserole, first break 1 loaf of day-old French bread into small chunks and spread them in the bottom of 2 lightly-greased 9×13″ casserole dishes. Drizzle with 6 Tablespoons of melted butter and sprinkle with ¾ pound of shredded Swiss cheese, ½ pound of shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Next julienne-cut 9 thin slices of Genoa salami, and sprinkle them over the bread and cheese. Then beat together 16 eggs, 3¼ cups of milk, ½ cup of dry white wine, 4 minced green onions, 1 Tablespoon of grainy mustard, and ¼ teaspoon each of ground black and red pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, cheese, and meat, cover with foil, and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, remove from the refrigerator and let stand for 30 minutes, then bake covered at 325º for one hour. Stir together 1½ cups of sour cream and 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, spread the sour cream mixture over each casserole, and bake uncovered until lightly browned, about another 10 minutes. Bon appétit!


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Barack in D.C.; Trump whines about free speech; change libel laws so he can punish his critics; said he would pay the legal fees if his supporters beat up protesters.

Wine and Cheese Omelet Casserole.


Happy Sunday!