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Sunday, April 10, 2011

This Ends Today

I work a lot and every now and then I get a Thursday off. Just a lonely Thursday, I have to go back to work on Friday (stupid, huh?) Anywho. I woke up at 7:30 and my auto pilot was freaking out thinking I was late to work, but my body was like F you...we're off today. So I let the dogs out and we lounged in bed until about 10. I dragged myself out of bed, took a shower, and went to meet my friend for lunch. My hubs calls while I'm on my way to meet her and tells me to go check out a rug sale in the parking lot of the mall, kinda weird, but ok. No go on the rugs so I stammer inside the mall. Pick up a CD and a few t-shirts and then it hits. I want to buy something really cool, something cooking like...something at Bed Bath and Beyond! I still have $100 and some change in gift cards left from my wedding. (I know, how? just happened) They haunt me. They taunt me. They rule an entire pocket of my purse. I can't decide. I walk in there and just can't decide what to get. Do I buy the entire wall of gadgets? Save it and get that really expensive Dyson? I just don't know. Well the bug hits me at the mall and I B-line to my car to head off to BB&B. This Ends Today I say to ChiChi! (Side note: ChiChi is my car, she's bad ass) We blast the new rockin' CD we bought and zip on over. I will spend all the gift cards and get just stuff I want/need/whatever. I'm hopeful, excited, giddy, if you will. I walk thru the whole store. Hmm, kitchen mats, cheesecloths, gadets, plates, napkins,'s like Disney World for foodies! So I just puruse and see what's on sale and what I want. So then I'm thru....done w/ the whole store and I have nothing, nothing. So I walk back thru the store and pick up things here and there and it's not $100, but it's something. I walk to the front to pay and put my basket down and walk out. I buy nothing. I don't understand what the hold is these cards have on me? Why can't I spend them?! Seriously, is there a store in the world that you walk in and can't find ANYTHING you want? Unless it's like Baby Gap I pretty much have a want for everything! Therefore, I still have the gift cards and this is not over. I will overcome you BB&B Gift Cards.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Grocery Store

Have you ever noticed you plan out a party, weeks meals, etc etc and you have this mental shopping list you've been preparing for days or even weeks, you go over it again in your head while driving in the car to the store...Chicken, sour cream, cheese, rice, etc etc. Then you grab your buggy, cross the threshold into said store and boom.......your mind is blank. What am I here for again? Do I have eggs? God those green beans look good. Did I need eggs? Is that my neighbor? What am I making Tuesday? Seriously! What happens in your noggin? Is it an over load of your brain when it sees all the stuff you could buy or is it some special grocery store conspiracy so you'll buy more? Whatever it is, you promise yourself that next time you will bring a list. But it's too late for that so you have to go isle by isle scanning everything to make sure you don't miss anything and end up buying three times as much as you needed. Your list was short! It had maybe 20 items on it and now you need another buggy and an assistant (my friend hates it when I call a shopping cart a buggy, I'm gonna see if I can type buggy like 15 more times before I'm done....buggy buggy buggy buggy buggy!) Anywho, back to what I was saying. You now have enough stuff to feed a 3rd world country and make dinner for the next week. So you walk to the front to pick an line, damn it! I need crackers, which is like 15 isles back, but you're here and you need them so you trot back to the back and get the stupid crackers. Well by this time everyone else in the store has decided to check out now. You don't know how or why, but it just happened you spent 2 hours at the store and spent a billion dollars. Now, load all this mess into your car. You're exhausted by this point because it's Florida, it's hot and you just loaded 1/4 of the store in your car. You plop down in the front seat and.......Shit! I forgot the rice!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mega Breakfast II

Prepare yourself....Mega Breakfast is baaaaaack! This Saturday, maybe Sunday. Not sure yet, but I've been planning the menu for a week. Be prepared pics, posts, and stories to come this weekend!!

Oh, and here's me making a funny face during the ceremony at my wedding. Christopher and I have several pictures where we are making some crazy faces.

Grilled Chix Teriyaki and Fried Rice

So I kinda made something similar to this w/ the previous pork chop post, however, I did not have enough soy sauce and so I improvised! You like that?!? Just on a Wim? :)

1 Bottle of cheap Teriyaki Marinade
1 Tiny can of Crushed Pineapple
2-4 TBS of Brown Sugar
Chicken (of course!)

Fried Rice
3 Cups of Cooked Jasmine Rice
Soy Sauce
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
3 Eggs
A lil Veg Oil

Combine pineapple, teriyaki, and brown sugar. Heat on low until bubbles. Grill chicken, however you grill it, about 10 minutes before it's done start basting w/ new and improved teriyaki sauce. Take off grill and pour the remaining sauce on top of the chicken. Make the Rice yo!

Heat butter and scramble eggs, set aside.
Heat a few TBS of veg oil and then dump in the rice, movin around a big to brown. Add spices, soy sauce and sesame seeds (yeah, I forgot sesame seeds and I'm not scrolling back up to add them.) Shimmy shake it all around until brown.

Shuck corn and smear w/ butter. Shake some Creole or Cajun seasoning . Roll up in Tin Foil and throw it on the grill.

Husband rated the Chicken 5, Rice 4....dinner overall 4. (altho, I feel the average should have been 4.5. Ya know, but whatever.) Everything I dropped the dogs ate up like they hadn't eaten in days. I guess thats not really a compliment seeing how they eat their own poop. Whatever, stop bursting my bubble!!