Posts tagged ‘food’

April 30th, 2010

Don't call me Chicken!

So recently I have been cultivating my taste for spicy foods. Growing up in a household of five kids, we did not eat a lot of spicy or exotic food. Trying to please and nourish every one can be a tough job with out trying to get creative.

When I married B-man I was in for a whole new culinary adventure and I tried to make foods that both he and I could enjoy. It can’t be too spicy, or I can’t eat it, and I hate giving him boring food (even though he never complains). Last year I learned the secret to making homemade Chicken nuggets, or “boneless wings”. Really it’s just cut up chicken, but call it what you will.

For this recipe you need:

  • two boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cups of flour
  • Frying oil. I use peanut oil because Alton Brown told me I’m less likely to burn things in peanut oil. So there ya go, but what ever kind you have is fine, and you just need enough to cover the bottom of your pan with a small (1/4 inch or less) layer of oil. If you don’t care about calories, then pour more in and have a ball.
  • Buffalo sauce. I bought a bottlle at Wal*mart, but you could also try to make your own.

There’s only two of us, so this was more than enough chicken.

Cut the chicken into two-bite size pieces. As in, you would look silly popping the whole thing in your mouth, but it doesn’t require three bites. Put them in a large mixing bowl.

Add the 1/3 cup of flour. Shake it like there is no tomorrow. I just tossed and tossed, then serperated, then tossed some more.

When you’re finished tossing, they should look like this. If they don’t, add some more flour and shake those hips!

Next: Heat up your Peanut Oil (or… oil of choice, I tend to listen to Alton Brown just because I think he is so cool!).

I usually put it on high heat for a few minutes, then turn it down to medium heat. You don’t want it too hot, but if it’s not hot enough all of the flour will come off in the oil. If you drop a little droplet of water into the oil… it should sizzle. That’s how I check. And I’m serious… LITTLE DROPLET.

While you wait for your oil to heat up, grab a plate, and put down some paper towels. When you remove your chicken from the pan, you’ll want a place to put it, and paper towels soak up the extra oil.

Okay, add the chicken. Then don’t touch it. This could mean for 3 -4 minutes. I let me chicken sit until the white line around the chicken (white = cooked) is atleast half way up the chicken, if not more.

Then I flip them over and let them cook for another 2 -3 minutes.

Once they have cooked completely (I usually cut one of the big once to check for doneness, I figure if the big one is cooked, then the little ones must be!), remove them from the oil with tongs, and let them chill out on that nice bed of paper towels that you prepared earlier.

I bought this Buffalo Wing sauce at Wal*mart. It is SUPER delicious, not TOO spicy, and only 15 calories per tablespoon (which goes a long way). You could also cover these in any number of other sauces, but then they wouldn’t b Buffalo flavored. Hmmm… tough luck.

Wash the bowl you used for the flour. Easy, saves time later when your husband is doing the dishes for you. Dry the bowl. Put your cooked check in the bowl. Now, the important part: Pour in one tablespoon of sauce for every chicken breast you cooked. I cooked 2 chicken┬ábreasts, I used 2 tablespoons of sauce. Some times to evil thing about sauce is that it has a ton of calories, but this one doesn’t, and this much sauce covers the wings perfectly, with out making them soggy.

Now pull out your dancing shoes again, because it is time to shake some more. Toss the chicken in the bowl, with the sauce until it looks like this:

Then eat them. Please. They will taste delicious. A tiny bit of crunch, a little bit of spicy, and a whole lot of YUM!

B-man keeps asking for these. I think that’s a good thing. :)

April 20th, 2010

Veggie Burgers & my favorite fruit.

I’m not a vegetarian. I have an aversion to red meat, or anything that has pink in it, but I eat chicken… and pork, and a good ham, or lunch meat. I eat a ton of eggs too. Definitely not Vegan.

So why am I talking about veggie burgers? Duuuude… do you know how many calories are in a burger? Me either, but I know there were only 60 calories in this burger patty.

So, we pulled out the George Foreman. Let me tell you, if I have more than 2 square feet of counter space, I would use this thing EVERY DAY! But… I don’t, in fact, I might have less than two feet of counter space. Regardless… I forgot to spray the thing before putting my veggie patties down, so I got this:

But they turned out okay.

I say okay because I may have cooked them too long, and they were a little bit tough, but now I know how to cook them. So, it should be better in the future. And now, onto what I REALLY wanted to share with you. I was so excited when I accidentally did this the first time, but now I think it’s awesome.

You will need: A cold beverage (I like to do this in Mountain Dew, but if you have something against caffine it can be done in water or sprite or what ever liquid you want to use (probably not pulpy orange juice though. Just warning you). You will also need frozen, no sugar added, whole strawberries.

Poor your drink, and add the strawberries. I tend to drink my whole drink before I head in on the strawberries because I like to use a fork on them.

And there are two options really, let it sit for a while until your drink it strawberry flavored, or drink up the liquid and get these beauties! Yup, mountain dew covered strawberries. (Oh… I drink Diet Mountain Dew… the caffine keeps me awake for my homework, and it’s no calores!).

Any way, I think they are just so pretty. Have the little shell on them some how softens the frozen berries really quickly too. They are ready for consumption!

So, I know, it’s not a real recipe, but I think it is pretty cool… or at least it looks cool! (PS: The class this is in, with the pretty red sticker on them… we only have four left – because B-man has managed to break a few of them. So… it may be time to buy new cups.)

And tastes good.

ALSO!!!! B-man said it’s ok for me to start my eclectic dishes collection, and buy some appetizer plates (since he’s broken a bunch of ours). Any suggestions?

April 17th, 2010

Rise and Shine!

I’ve had an odd realization recently.

Normally, I would say I am not a breakfast person. This is probably because, if I had my way every day, I would sleep until noon. I am definitely a lunch person.

But then I realized, breakfast food is like my favorite things in the world. While most people are trying and enjoying cuisine from around the world, I would rather eat pancakes, or an omlette, or French toast. Yogurt, fresh fruits, ORANGE JUICE, cereal even! I could talk about breakfast food all day. I could also eat it all day.

So, I am a breakfast @ lunch time kind of person. I mean – who really wants to wake up super early and actually prepare food?

Recently I have been having this every morning. Sometimes with some strawberries, or with yogurt. I don’t always have the orange juice (crazy full of calories!) – but everything on that plate is just 170 calories. I’ve never been a big fan of English Muffins, but I have been singing a different tune recently.

Tell me, what’s your favorite type of food (in general) and your favorite breakfast food, I’m always looking for new things to try.

April 5th, 2010

Back Tracking: Game Night!

I was a crazy woman last Thursday. No joke. Some how, between classes and homework I managed to make some really good lasagna.
It’s my Mom’s recipe… with a a few replacements or additions. I got rave reviews so I’ll have to try and remember what I did! Along with the lasagna I made mashed potatoes and garlic bread. JH brought salad. Yummmm.
Mr & Mrs H enjoying game night.
Then we played Life. BH won. I lost. I think I usually lose. lol.
I also made mini peach pies. I used this recipe for the crust (I used butter and not the shortening), and then I boiled down a can of peaches, drained, a cup of water, 1/2 cup sugar, a bunch of cinnamon, and a few spoon fulls of honey. Delicious.
I was so exhausted! We only played one game, because the next day we were heading out to Nashville to visit family for Easter!
March 30th, 2010

Pictures!

I will be the first to admit that lately, I’ve been kind of a bad blogger. Moody, grumpy, spastic, and a tad bit crazy. Oh well, I’m feeling much better now.
A week ago B-man and I took our first trip to the American Aldi but I was sorely disappointed. We purchased a bag of pasta, and a waffle maker. It was cheap. Why not? So on Saturday I decided to make waffles. The wells are really small, so the waffles turned out a bit… weird, and the recipe had no sugar in it, and it was kind of bland. But it looked good. Maybe I’m just a sucker for warm breakfast foods. I love the steam in the picture though!
Or at least, Zuko thought it looked good!
Oh well, the recipe was VERY close to the Ebelskiver recipe, but just not as good.
Another recent food adventure involved making pizza. But this was fast pizza. At our local grocery store they make tons of different kinds of breads, and recently I had bought some Naan, but we had not eaten it yet, and I was worried it would start molding soon… so I made Bar-B-Q chicken pizza. It was…. in a word… delicious.


I think that is all I have for tonight. This week is going to be crazy, what with all of my homework, a bake sale, and a few other activities. Then I’m planning on driving out to Nashville for the weekend. We will be leaving the puppies home for the weekend. We’ve hired a pet sitter, but I’m still kind of nervous. I would feel better if some one I knew was looking after them, but with two dogs I feel bad asking any one! They can be a handful sometimes. After this week, and weekend are over… I’ll be a hop, skip, and jump away from GRADUATING!!!!


And now I will stop playing with my food.

March 26th, 2010

A more successful baking endeavor.

Because of my recent failed attempts at baking, I decided to do something a little more tried a true, so that I could feel successful. The answer? Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! Yep! Now, my cookies don’t usually make it to cookie form, usually the dough just gets stuck in the fridge and eaten… but b-man wanted actual cookies… so I did end up baking them.
Step 1: You’ll need 2 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 2 sticks of butter (softened), 1 tsp vanilla, and about a cup of chocolate chips!
Step 2: Mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.
Step 3: In a larger bowl, mix the sugars, and butter.
Step 4: Keep mixing…
Step 5: Until it looks like this!
Step 6: Then add two eggs!
Step 7: After the eggs are fully incorporated, start adding the dry ingredients a little bit at a time.

Step 8: Once you’ve added in all of the flour mixture, be sure not to break your favorite spatula drying to stir in the chocolate chips!
Step 9: Thoroughly incorporate the chocolate chips. I tend to add less than most people, because I prefer the dough over the chips. Adjust to preference.
Step 10: Bake for 8 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve with milk.
This was a much more successful baking spree. Yeah!!!!
March 24th, 2010

Fail…

Yesterday was a rough day. But thankfully I have some good friends to see me through. Plus, I got to go on a lunch date with Amy! She is the sweetest gal I ever met, and so positive. A good person to be around if you would rather be sulking and seething.
We went to McAllister’s. Good stuff.
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Today I wanted to cross something off of my list of 23 things to do. Here is my adventure:
Step 1: Find Clay Pot that your mother-in-law gifted you for your wedding. Check.
Step 2: Find Recipe. Check
Step 3: Collect Ingredients. Check.
Step 4: Soak clay pot. Check!
Step 5: Stop working because husband fed dog, and there’s no room. Check.
Step 9: Line pot with parchment paper.
Step 6: Mix flour, salt, and tiny bit o’ lard until crumbly. Check!
Step 7: Heat milk, then add sugar. Check.
Step 8: Add yeast. Wait 15 minutes.
Step 10: Cry when yeast refuses to work. FOUR TIMES…
Step 11: Give Up.
Step 12: Make Cinnamon Rolls.
Now, to be honest… the cinnamon rolls weren’t very good either. I didn’t really cry. I just got really upset. I may or may not try again next week.
March 24th, 2010

Oops…

There are two options:

a) I can’t use yeast, like, I am physically incapable of making it work right.
b) my yeast was dead.
I just went through two packages trying to make bread. So now, before I can continue my bread making endeavorer, I must go buy more yeast. Gah!
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February 27th, 2010

Recipe: Ebelskiver

Now, before I get your hopes up of eating delicious filled pancake balls… note that you really can’t make them with out the special pan. I received this “special pan” from a relative at Christmas time. You can buy one for about $35 at Bed Bath & Beyond, mine came from William & Sonoma, but I think you could probably find one for less buy just searching amazon. (I found one for only $20.).
Also note, this is kind of time consuming. It took me over an hour to make about 40 of them. That’s what the recipe makes, is 40 of these delicious morsels. Now, don’t let that discourage you. It is perfect for a special breakfast (Valentine’s day?) or for just a beautiful Saturday morning when your husband and the neighbor are out digging the back yard into oblivion. You don’t really need an occasion.
First things first, post up the recipe. I think I read it twelve times because honestly… I’ve never whipped up egg whites before. I clearly didn’t read the directions well enough though, because I forgot to add the butter… shhhh. I added it in at the end and it didn’t seem to make a difference. We’ll just pretend that never happened.
As for ingredients, you will need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tblsp sugar
4 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
4 tblsp butter, melted (plus some for greasing the pan)
fillings: I used nutella, and Reese’s chips…
A note on fillings: you can use what ever you want. Jams, fruit, and (supposedly) cheese. But, my husband and I each picked one filling, and ran with it. Do what ever sounds good to you. You’ll see by the amount of sugar, that it’s not a sweet batter (1 tablespoon of sugar!?) but it can go either way.
First: Add your dry ingredients together. The flour, baking powder, salt and sugar…. mix it up. We’re all friends here!
Separate your eggs. A note of egg separating: I usually use my hands. Yup. I think it’s the easiest way to do it. Sadly that does not bode well for taking a picture. If you do get yolk in your whites… just take a spoon and kind of pick it out. It’ll be fine.
You’ll want two bowls, since you will need both the whites and the yolks. Make sure your bowls are big enough to accommodate future ingredients.
Add the two cups of milk and four tablespoons melted butter to your eggs yolks and WHISK!
Pour yolk/milk mixture into your dry ingredients a bit at a time, then stirring until you’ve added all of it. The batter is going to be kind of lumpy (my least favorite thing ever). Just go with it. You’re not done yet!
Whisk them egg whites. The instructions say “Use an electric mixer with a whisk attachment.” I happen to have one of those… so I did just that. For 3 minutes. If you don’t have one of these handy dandy things… just use what ever you would regularly use to whisk egg whites.
Whisk until they are stiff, but stop before they start to form peaks.
Add the whisked up egg-whites in two parts, gently mixing it into the batter. I take “in two parts” to mean add half of it, mix, add the second half, mix. Then the batter should look kind of frothy, but still a bit lumpy. Sad.
Lumpy, frothy batter.
Now, to the cooking portion. The pan needs to be on the stove, on medium heat. Mine is measured in simple numbers, 1 -9 and I had it set on 4. After your pan has been heated, you will want to put a little bit of butter in each “well” of the pan. That way your ebelskivers won’t stick.
Add about one tablespoon of batter to each well. Then let it sit for a minute. If you add the filling too soon then it will just sink to the bottom and burn and you’ll have to clean the pan before your next attempt and it’ll be a big pain. So just wait.
Add your filling. About a teaspoon, if it is something measurable. I didn’t measure my filling. I just scooped up a bunch, and then used another spoon to section the chunks into the little pancakes. Very technical, I know.
Also, don’t get the filling on the pan. Messy. I know, my pan looks awful, I have a hard time keeping batter where it is supposed to be. You should’ve seen the stove top when I was finished. There is no picture of that mess.
I love Nutella. A lot. More than any grown woman should ever love Nutella. Nutella does not love me. It’s a one way street.
I had some Reese’s chips from a previous baking endeavor, so this was B-man’s choice of filling. I did make some with both Nutella, and the peanut butter chips, but none to show of.
And then add another tablespoon of batter to the top. (umm… I didn’t do this either. I just added enough to cover the filling, and fill the well. If you add too much, and it is above the well, it will be a pain in the buttocks to flip over. You are forewarned.
This next step is the bane of my existence, and may or may not have made me cry.
After your ebelskivers have been cooking for 3-5 minutes you will see little bubbles come up. I watched a video on this, and the lady made it look easy. LIES! She used two wooden skewers. I used a chopstick and a spoon. Pretty much you just have to flip them over. I pushed the little bowl of batter down on one side, then scooped it over with the spoon. Really… you just kind of have to figure it out. But don’t pick it up with the spoon and try to flip it (that’s how my pan got so messy), and don’t do it too early (another reason it was messy.) Any way, you should end up with the beautiful little Danish breakfast treats.
After you flip them, let them cook for another minute or two so that the other side can brown a little as well.
After trying to flip my ebelskivers… this was how I felt. It was not my best moment. Thankfully I had the joy of knowing I had gotten flour on my husband’s sweatshirt instead of mine. I’m trying to think positive.
Thankfully these little buggers are delicious, and make up for a messy stove, a messy pan, a floured sweatshirt, lots of dishes and a deflated ego.
And look! It’s snowing in Ebelskiver-land!
February 26th, 2010

Recipe: Orange Bread


My roommate from last year asked me for this recipe. Sadly, I do not usually write down… or use… a recipe, so I went and got the stuff to make this yummy dish… just for Amanda!

First you will need 2 cans of cinnamon rolls… or sweet rolls. I used the orange flavored ones. You will also need 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 tsp orange rind.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then Spray your 9×13 pan with no-stick cooking spray.
Separate your rolls, and then cut them into quarters.
Then squish all of them into the pan. Do not let them over lap so much, just push them over, and add more.
Measure out your 1/2 cup of orange juice.
And 1/4 cup of sugar.
Add the sugar to the orange juice. At this point you also want to add 1/2 tsp of orange rind.
Whisk.
Promptly pour the mixture over and around the bread bits. Once it’s all in there, pick up the pan and tilt it around until all of bits have the juice mixture on/around them.

It should looking like this.
Put it in your preheated oven and let it cook for 15 minutes. This was the perfect amount of time for mine, but it might be different for you. Just watch them, they should be golden brown and bubbly on the sides.
Here is the overall view of the deliciousness. Just looks… like cut up cinnamon rolls.
You should be able to just pull out one piece, leaving a pretty little hole. :)
Scoop it out onto your plate, but put it upside down. Then you will see the orange sticky goodness.
Get yourself a glass of orange juice. Remember, everything tastes better in a pretty glass.
Hopefully, if you’ve done it right, the end result will look like this!

Also, I know it comes with icing. If you’re in for a real sugar rush, go ahead and put it on top of the bread, as the directions say. I may or may not have done this after finishing my pictures. lol. Regardless, these are delicious with out the extra frosting.

February 24th, 2010

Good Morning…


On Wednesdays and Fridays I do not have classes. So, my hubby lets me sleep in. I have been so exhausted lately that even when I go to bed at a decent hour… I sleep forever. Well… today, at 1:17 I rolled over and looked at the clock. Then my heart skipped a beat and I panicked. I threw little Zuko off of the bed, and ran into the office in a frenzy. Then what? Nothing. lol. I didn’t have anything to do. I had some snooping to do (Brandan has purchased my birthday presents and I must know now!). I have some reading to do. But nothing urgent. I am just disappointed that I woke up so late.

I was ready for classes yesterday, but I really didn’t want to go. I’m glad I did, I do enjoy my classes, but sometimes I just really struggle in the staying awake department. After my classes we went to iHop. lol. I know it’s not spelled like that. I was just in a mood… so we went. Sadly, yesterday was free pancake day. So every one else had also decided to go to IHOP on what should be a quiet Tuesday evening. Bummer. Our waitress was pretty intense. I guess you have to be if you’re going to work on free pancake day. Regardless, we left a large tip (because who really wants to work on free pancake day?) and we decided to go grocery shopping. We needed a new air filter, and we were out of food. lol. So, in honor of the groceries we bought yesterday… I made lunch today.
Fresh bread with cheese and pepperoni rolled into it, and spaghetti-o’s. Yup, we’re classy people. I personally love canned pasta. lol. The whole meal was only 450 calories too… and delicious. haha. I’m letting my inner five year old speak. So, what do I need to get done in the few hours of the day that I have left? Let’s see…
  1. Dinner. I should probably make real food for dinner. Something other than chicken and rice… since I make that a lot. I like rice… and chicken… what can I say?
  2. I need to read a book. It’s call “Prince Among Slaves” and though it sounds like a very interesting book, I don’t really feel like reading.
  3. I need to write a Universally Designed Lesson Plan. That should be interesting.
  4. Write paper about the book I don’t want to read.
  5. Watch “Life is Beautiful” and write about that. It’s an Italian movie about a Jewish family during the Holocaust. B-man has seen it and says it is pretty good. I need to do this because it is holding up our netflix line. lol.
  6. Study for my world religions test.
  7. Study for my Western Civilization exam. This one is going to be ridiculous. Apparently it’s like 150 questions long, and we won’t be able to answer all of the questions… and the grading process will reflect that… but it seems kind of ridiculous to me.
  8. I have some kind of project I need to do for my Language Development class. But I’m not sure what it is. I guess I should get on to that.
So that is my to do list. The majority of this will be finished by next Tuesday… my birthday!
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February 16th, 2010

Oh dear…

Puppy Love…

We let the puppies sleep in our room, since we have the heat turned way down low and we’re just using the space heater, but I kicked them out in the morning.

Good morning Sunshine, I want to take your picture!
B-man did not approve of this picture. I love snuggling. I did not know I loved snuggling until I met him, but he is the best snuggler I have ever met.
B-man got up to go potty, and I laid out a towel (to protect the sheets from B-man’s amazing ability to get syrup any where) and then brought in the breakfast. It was nice to just enjoy the space heater and talk about the puppies we had kicked out of the room.
Then I gave him my gift. We hadn’t really talked about exchanging gifts, and I didn’t expect him to get me anything, but I wanted to give him a little something to show how much I appreciate him. A small gift, weighing in at $6 and a home made card. He likes it when I’m crafty.
We finished out breakfast, and I decided to be nice and humor his choice in netflix (Transformers…) so I was clearing off the couch to settle in for a two and a half hour snuggle, when I found my present from him!
We had been in the car listening to the soundtrack when I said that it was probably my favorite movie of all time, but that I didn’t have a copy of it. So thoughtful. He told me that we could watch it “sing-a-long” style, with the subtitles. Hmm. My favorite! (those peanut butter cups where part of my gift to him… they’re the wal*mart brand. A million times better than Reese’s cups. Reese’s where his favorite, then I told him these were better. He was willing to give it a try, and he whole-heartedly agreed. So I bought him his own bag… that he shared. Hm, love!
So, first we watched transformers, which was… interesting. Then we stopped for dinner.
I made fancy, heart shaped pizza. There was no pre-shredded cheese, or store bought crust. It was much better than I expected. We made it together. Well, I made the dough, and baked the crust, and did most of it… but he put on the Italian pepperoni, and some of the fancy sliced mozzerella cheese. He helped. Then we made dessert:
Strawberries aren’t in season, so the tops were almost all greenish… but they were good none the less. I also made chocolate dipped banana… but those weren’t as pretty.
We sat down to watch the Phantom of the Opera, ah! Love! It was perfect, sitting on our uncomfy sofa, with our deca from the bed, and the dogs at our feet. I know, it doesn’t sound picturesque, but I love my beautiful life with my fabulous husband.
Today we went to the grocery store, because after all of the cooking I did this weekend, we were out of a bunch of things. I also wanted to start in on our food storage. So, we bought some canned fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, and evaporated milk. I need to buy another can opener. We also bought a little camp stove to keep with all of this, and the gas to go with it. It’s not a lot, but it’s a start.
Then we passed the flowers. Marked half off. I couldn’t resist. I picked some out. Then B-man told me that he had looked into ordering some to be delivered (since we have but one car, and I use it to drive to school, since he works from home), but it was too expensive. I’m so glad he didn’t. I do love flowers, but I loved them more when they cost $7.50.
All in all it was a wonderful Valentine’s day. Last year Brandan put together a bunch of elaborate plans to treat and surprise me, and this year I kind of got to dote on him. He was worried about “living up to” those plans, but this year was perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. We spent the whole day together, just watching movies and enjoying each others’ company.
And he did all the dishes.
December 7th, 2009

Welcome Home, motivation!

I really like blogging. But blogging takes time, and lately all I’ve wanted to do was sleep. Thankfully, and a little adjusting of my body chemistry, I’m awake. I even do dishes and laundry now!

Recently I spoke with a nutritionist, after a trip to the doctors of course. I was told that I’m too pale, anemic, and having kidney/liver problems. So… a few days later, I’m working on this “whole foods” things. Going “organic”… lol. It seems more like a fad, but I think I will manage. Brandan doesn’t mind so much, since it means I put time and thought into the meals and we don’t go to prepare dinner and have no food in the pantry. One day I will be one of those super prepared people who plans out menus and what not, but for now I just buy the “organic” version of whatever I was buying before + more green food. We tried edemame (spelling?) tonight. I added it to my fried rice. So… it was soy bean, broccolli, corn fried rice. I don’t think I cooked the beans the right way (despite following the directions to a T…) so I will have to give it another shot. But Brandan was a good sport and told me it tasted good (I’m sure he would’ve preffered chicken to the soy beans, but in the middle of finals I can’t do the two meals thing… plus… I would probably want the chicken too and then my calorie count would be blown and then poof! I’d probably gain twelve pounds just for thinking about the delicious ice cream I got to consume thanks to the low-cal version of dinner we had. So… take that!).

School is almost over. I have three take home exams, and a filmed test on Tuesday. Tomorrow will be test day. Tuesday I am meeting up with my Botswana-friend to do another take-home exam, and then I am taking my filmed-test… and then I will be free to gallivant around my house in pajamas and a leopard print apron making bread a cookies! I got this… clay baking pot thing from Brandan’s mom for Christmas, so I am going to christen it by making bread in it. I have all of the ingredients, so now I just have to do it!

So… now I am going to go swiffer the kitchen because yesterday it snowed and Gretel tracked in mud. Despite the cuteness of her pay prints around my house, I don’t think Brandan likes it very much!

Picture Time: