cooking

20 Jul

I have been using a few seasonal deserts from this cookbook

Yeah just tip your screen or computer sideways oops. Sorry about that. Not sure what happened to it.

This is what I made last week.

It was supposed to be the blueberry bundt cake from the book featured above. A bit of forewarning this particular author really likes her deserts sweet. I followed this one to a T and it was too sweet even for me. I did not have a bundt pan like I thought I did hence the need for two of the pie pans.

I made the blueberry biscotti and unfortunately they ended up flat instead of more cookie like but, still really tasty and I used half the sugar this time.

Next up not sure but, it depends on what seasonal fruits I can find.

Hope you are enjoying the seasons bounty while it lasts.

Summer break

6 Jul

Summer break has been AWESOME! I am RELAXED. I went for a week in June to visit my dad we had a lot of fun doing stuff like seeing museums, we went to a farm sanctuary got to see some really awesome animals including super cute angora bunnies (if I could have brought one home with me on the plane I would have done it) and hung out. My birthday this year was a 10 unlike last year when it was a -10. I took my daughter to her science camp where she had a lot of fun and I got to get caught up on balancing my check book something that has not happened for 5 months argh. I always say I wont let it get that bad again but, I always manage to not do it.

I will (un)fortunately be going back as a substitute teacher. I have learned a lot as a sub and my goal this year is to only sub 3 days a week and no Fridays are right out, not get called on the carpet for stupid aka petty, crazy things.

I will now be driving the HK mobile or the Hello Kitty mobile. I put a few hello kitty decals on my car. I figure if the school district is going to complain about one bumper sticker lets see if they will complain about Hello Kitty. I really dont care if the kids complain. Heck I even went so far as to get a hello kitty lunch box, a backpack and purse. Yeah I might have gone over board but, not really caring in the least. Yes I am a grown woman but, lets face it Hello Kitty has been pretty much timeless. Started in the early 70’s and is still going strong.

Offensive?

3 May

Pepsi tried to air a commercial but, for whatever reason it was pulled as offensive.

Here is the link and a chance to view the offensive video and see for yourself if you think it is actually offensive. https://www.resourcesforlife.com/docs/item15281

My personal opinion is that it is NOT offensive in fact I actually find it more empowering than anything else. I am not a corporate slut and do not flaunt my coach bag, my whatever etc by whatever big corporation. If you must know my preferred drink is water, coffee, and chai tea in no particular order and if I get it from a huge corporation then so be it but, I do not flaunt. I will honorably mention hipsters for sisters etc.

So is this offensive to you? Do you think this add should have been pulled? Let me know what your thoughts are.

Break

12 Apr

Last week was my daughters spring break and her birthday. Her birthday was I guess ok. I tried to plan a party for her but, only 2 kids showed up. It was a bummer mainly due to the weather. It was really cold and of course due to my husbands issue we had to have it outside. Then later that day we got together with his parents so they could see their granddaughter and give her, her gifts. I was told that it smelled after his parents left and that he believes that they “do this on purpose”. Give me a break! Sorry I know I should have more sympathy but, enoughs enough. I had a really bad sinus infection but, did you see me complaining? I did not except maybe to stat that I was having trouble breathing. Despite the weather we still managed to have a good break.

Been crazy

26 Mar

It has been crazy lately. I have been working a lot which is a good thing. My husband has at least to me been pickng on me for every little thing. I work and so I am around other people and I occasionally pick up any scents that they leave behind on my clothes. So most of the time he wants me to wash my clothes almost every day after I get home. Sorry Charlie but, for one I hate doing laundry let alone every day so I have not complied to this request/demand. I perhaps should feel bad but, really feel that it is almost to the point of ridiculous. Does anyone else out there suffering from my husbands VMR or the stuff feel the same way or those of you living with someone with this lovely condition?

On to the food….

The above has been my lunch for this past week. I made the “Buffalo Wings” from Thug Kitchen. Boy has it been spicy with just using Siracha for my hot sauce and a few extra added bits. It has been good so no complaints. Great for any sinus trouble you may have.

These are the breakfast bars I made as well just to have something for those days I have to dash out the door because I am running late or just called in to work. I used some Maple Almond butter, hemp and chia seeds along with chopped pecans. This recipe from Thug Kitchen can be used with whatever you have on hand or just mix it up. I even have enough left over of this for next week so win win. They are also pretty filling too.

Just a quick one

21 Mar

Here is a link that for ANYONE who has tried to bully someone into being “perfect” or even thinks they are perfect this ones for you. Seriously if you are interested I encourage you to read this post it is really good and great. Just my humble opinion.

http://www.becomingminimalist.com/perfection/

Enjoy.

Driving me crazy and yummy

28 Feb

Due to the hubby’s VMR or the stuff as I affectionately call it. I had bought some mini vegan chocolate chips for baking and pancakes. Well last night he found the open bag and put both bags in a bigger plastic bag and put it on top of the counter. No big deal right even though I have done this before and he has NEVER had a problem with the chips before and to top it all off MR. Picky forgot or did not find the other open bag of chocolate chips. Again just grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Really annoying and picky if you ask me. Just my personal opinion.

The yummy is these chocolate chip cookies from Thug Kitchen pg. 195 and except for having to put in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight. They were really easy to put together and tasty. They are not very sweet either. I used the mini chocolate chips. Who knew you could have a reasonably healthy chocolate chip cookie? Enjoy!

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