Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Living Life Backwards

Now this would be a fun way to go through life lol. It would certainly be different!! :)
This definitely made me laugh.

"In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!"
— Woody Allen

Friday, February 18, 2011


My dream backyard.
End of story.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Single's Awareness Day

So I'm posting again, mostly because I just had to share with you what I made for my Single Valentine's Day dinner! They're not that fast but let me just tell you, they are soooo yummy. Homemade chicken enchiladas with sauted red peppers and onions.

So for the complete recipe and for where I got this picture go here. She also shows how to make it step by step which is really cool: A Sweet Pea Chef

What I did differently though, is after the chicken cooked, I set it aside and sliced up some red peppers and onions in thin slices then sauted them in a pan with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Once they were done, when I was assembling the enchiladas, I put them in with the meat and the cheese in the tortillas. SOOO GOOD!

These with a glass of wine, a movie and the funfetti cupcakes I'll be making later as well, make Valentine's Day a little more bearable.

Oh but just a little tip for all you singles out there, NEVER go to Albertsons or any shopping establishment on Valentine's Day unless you want to see all the men buying flowers for their ladies. Totally depressing...I made that mistake, thus the reason for the funfetti cupcakes to come later tonight.

Darn you Cupid...

For my Valentines Day post, I'm going to simply refer you to my dear friend Jesse's blog. He basically said it all way better than I could :)

Valentines Day Survival Tips

Friday, February 11, 2011

A New Kind of Baked Potato

I just made the most delicious potato today. It's a new spin on the baked potato. You put butter, garlic, some olive oil, salt and pepper and then put it in the oven until it's crispy and soft. It also looks really cool so if you're trying to impress people at a dinner party make these. They're fast and super easy to make annnd don't require too many ingredients.

Two tips that aren't in the recipe are to avoid the potato rolling around while you're cutting it or while cooking, cut a flat piece off the bottom to make it sit flat on the baking sheet.
Also, I'm thinking about putting bacon in it next time, and I bet cheese would be good with it too!

So enjoy! Because I certainly did. To see the site where I got the recipe and to see the whole recipe, click here: Hasselback Potatoes
Otherwise, I've copied it below the picture. :) (The picture is also from that site.)


Clove of Garlic, thinly sliced
Olive Oil
Black Pepper


Preheat the oven to 425˚F. Put the potato on a chopping board, flat side down. Start from one end of the potato, cut almost all the way through, at about 3 to 4 mm intervals.

Arrange the potato on a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Scatter some butter on top of each potato. Then drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Note to God

Check out this video! The singer is 7 year old Rhema Marvenne and she has such an amazing voice! This song will give you goosebumps :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just "Stumbling" along...

So I have recently become addicted to the site, It is genius! For those of you who don't know, you sign up and it will ask for you to check some boxes with your interests (things like, art, history, media, cooking, music, humor...etc. there are a TON of things to choose from). Then you hit "Stumble" and it sends you to a random website. It can be anything from a simple picture, to a blog, to a funny youtube just depends on the interests you checked. When you're done with the site it took you too, there's a bar at the top and you hit "Stumble" again and it'll send you to another page and you repeat that process until before you know it you've will have just spent 4 hours (at least) "Stumbling" around the internet.

I have learned so many things I never thought I'd learn on my own by browsing the net. But anyways, I was taken to this site that was talking about Ancient Mysteries and there is this document that has unknown language and pictures on it and no one is able to figure out what they mean. This made me wonder what people thousands of years from now will think about us. What if that unknown parchment was just someone's random sketching and drawing or what if it was even a joke? That's totally something someone today would do; write some random gibberish and draw some random pictures and "preserve" it for people to find and ponder over and write in history books about. It made me laugh thinking about what that person would think to know that their random piece of paper was causing people now so much stress and speculation.

Just something to think about! And I highly recommend I spend more time doing that then Facebook now a days and it's WAY more educational. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

B is for Banana

Well, the Superbowl is over and my beloved Steelers lost. :( I'm not gonna give a rant about the game, I'm going to be a good sport and just say good job Green Bay. It's just a game, there's always next season, and we didn't play that well so we didn't really deserve to win. Green Bay pretty much got a free pass to a SB ring. But that's all I'm sayin!

However, I will comment on the half time show and let me just say it was AWFUL. Seriously awful. Fergie just needs to go away in my opinion. Usher made it slightly better but for the most part it was an epic fail.

I went home for the Superbowl and had a party with my neighbors, The Court. It was awesome, they are like my extended family and I love hanging out with them. So much better than any party I would have gone to if I had stayed down at school.

But I thought I'd share a recipe I made while I was home. Banana Pancakes!! Soooo yummy.

What you need:
Pancake mix (the stuff where you just add water is perfect)
2 Bananas (preferably pretty ripe ones with a few brown speckles on makes them easier to mash and when you cook them they get sweeter)

1. Heat up skillet
2. Mix pancake mix with water to desired consistency
-More water = thinner pancakes
-Less water = thicker pancakes
-I like thick pancakes so I only add water until it is gooey but yet it still will slide off the spoon easily when you put it in the skillet. I recommend making them thicker to hold the bananas.
3. Next, mash up 1 whole banana
4. Add to pancake batter and mix it together
5. Add butter to skillet so that pancakes don't stick
6. Add batter to skillet into desired size
7. Take the other banana and cut slices of banana and put them on top of the pancake in the skillet
8. Wait until bubbles form on the top of the pancakes and then flip.
9. Finish cooking and enjoy!!

The bananas will glaze up nicely and be really sugary and sweet. Top with your favorite syrup or powdered sugar or even more bananas!

Also, another yummy addition to this are pecans if you like nuts or chocolate chips would be amazing. I've also topped these with peanut butter too.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sealed with a Kiss

So I recently started another blog called "Sealed with a Kiss" and it was a blog about my opinions on relationships, dating, love and men. My mom saw it and she wanted to respond to one of my posts so I got to thinking...we have always wanted to start a mother/daughter blog so why not turn "Sealed with a Kiss" into just that!

We might not always stick to relationship topics but I hope that everyone who follows me here will go check it out. I hope that it is an insightful blog filled with advice and two generations worth of interesting discussions on relationships, love, dating, men and more.

Also, we want input on what we should blog about so we've opened up an email address for people to email us questions. If you're not comfortable emailing us, you can comment anonymously on our topic posts.

Anyways, check it out!! I hope you enjoy it. :)

Mother/Daughter Blog: Sealed with a Kiss