Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Let's keep it between the two of us...

But is it wrong that I want to eat the entire box?

A processed delight.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A list

Don't tell anyone but I don't hate this weather. I actually like it when the sky is grey and it's cold out. It makes me feel like listening to Norah Jones, cuddling up in my sweats, and baking something yummy.

I love this dress so much. Sometimes I refuse to take it off, I feel like I need to sleep, shower and clean in it.

I just got one of these, I am so excited to make homemade Lasagna noodles I can hardly stand it.

(Thanks Grandpa Anderson)

Thanks to my friend Erica, I am currently eating one of these:

(lion house rolls)

In one month I will be here:

The heat in my apartment is currently not opperating, making my love for these two things intensify:

Dont judge but until yesterday I had never tasted this:

Dont judge but yesterday this became my favorite:

(seriously where have i been?)

I am attempting to make this, this weekend:

Her Beef Bourguignon:

You should try too:

I'll let you know how it goes.

Oook well that got a little long, sorry I just couldn't stop. Sue me. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010


Humor me and do the following:

Go to www.google.com/maps

click Get Directions

In box A type: China

In box B type: Japan

Now scroll down to step #42 of the directions


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lite Brite

Oh my goodness this made me cry a little. People are so creative.


From the yahoo music blog:

"Using stop-motion animation (with absolutely no computer graphics or effects), more than 700,000 vintage Lite-Brite pegs, and the help of 83 friends who'll probably never want to look at another Lite-Brite peg for the rest of their lives, the David Crowder Band created the video over the course of 2,150 hours and 148 pizzas. They literally made things with light, and the result--a 2D tale of true love--is electric indeed."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cheesy Potato Soup

You need to stop whatever you are doing and make this soup. Seriously like now. It is probably the best soup ever. This past Halloween weekend I made it twice for two different parties, on both occasions the pot was licked clean and people were begging for the recipe. The bacon grease is what makes the flavor of this soup pop in your mouth. Too often potato soup can be runny and bland, not this soup. It's so good, bacony, cheesy, chunky with potatoes. Serve it in bread bowls with a big green salad and you're sure to knock the socks off of those you're feeding. You really need to try this.

Baked Potato Soup
6 medium sized baking potatos
1 pound of bacon, cooked till crispy and crumbled
1/4 cup bacon grease
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp Tabasco sauce or 1/2 tsp of cayanne pepper 
6 cups chicken broth
3 cups half and half
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Chopped Green Onion
Crumbled Bacon
(More) Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Start by washing, chopping to medum sized pieces and boiling your potato's till they're slightly undercooked, they shouldn't fall apart and should still have a bite to them. While they boil, cook the bacon and reserve the grease. Set the bacon aside and in a large saucepan saute the onion and garlic in bacon grease, until fragrant and tender. Mix together the flour, salt, basil, and pepper in a small bowl. Turn the heat down and stir in flour mixture. Allow it to absorb all of the grease and stir constantly for about a minute, this will make the roux that will thicken the soup. When the mixture is clumppy and dry gradually add chicken broth whisking to break up flour clumps. Bring mixture to a boil and stir occasionaly for 2 minutes making sure the clumbs on the bottom of the pan aren't sticking, the mixture will thicken slightly. Turn down the heat to medium low and add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce, stir to incorperate completely. Finally turn stove down to low and finish with adding three cups of shreded cheese and half of the crumbled bacon; heat through but do not allow to boil. Thicken the soup on the stove at low heat for about 15 minutes (or as long as you need, if you keep the heat on low the soup will stay yummy on the stove for a couple hours).  Garnish with bacon, cheese and green onions.

*this is the recipe doubled, but if you're making it for a smaller crowd 1/2 everything, it will still turn out great!

*also I've noticed that at times its not as thick as I'd like it to be, if this is the case for you mix a couple of tablespoons (like 2-4) of cornstarch or flour with some water or milk to make a runny pudding like consistency. This concoction will thicken the soup right up, if you just stir it in.

*on that same note if the soup is too thick add a splash or two of cream or broth that should thin it out to the consistancy of your liking.

*if i'm taking this soup to a party or an event I always stick it in my crock pot after I've cooked it. That way it stays nice and hot.

True Love

This is what supporting each others interests looks like.

Give and take that's what its all about.

Hi my name is...WHAT?!

Waaaay to many of my convorstaions lately have gone painfully simalar to the following:

Me: "Hi, can I help you find someone?"

Mumbler: "yeahhhimmalookinforsummuntoooummmuhhhhtiemuhshoo...?"

Me: "I'm sorry, could you repete that?"

Mumbler: (In a highly annoyed, rolling eyes, I've-already-said-it-once, type voice)


Me: (In an equally annoyed, rolling eyes, kill-em-with-kindness, type voice)

"Oh ok sir did you say that you are LOOKING for SOMEONE to TIE YOUR SHOES?"

Mumbler: "uhhuh"

Me: "Great one moment please."

Mumbler: "meuhh"

Please, please don't be a mumbler. It's not nice, or friendly, or fun. If you or someone you know is a mumbler, please call 1-800-MumblersAnnoymous
This is a serious problem people.