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Add me if you want... and I'll probably add you back. [Oct. 31st, 2020|11:11 pm]
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(no subject) [Oct. 25th, 2014|11:48 pm]
Free Oreo McFlurry, FTW. :)
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(no subject) [Oct. 25th, 2014|11:56 am]
When a spider is so big that I can see the ceiling light reflecting back at me in it's eyes... that motherfucker has to die.
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(no subject) [Oct. 24th, 2014|09:55 am]
And yesterday... another wasp stung me... right on the ass.

o_O

Where the heck are they all coming from? Geez. It's like as soon as it got warm again, all these little critters have been showing themselves... everywhere I go.

Invasion! :P
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(no subject) [Oct. 22nd, 2014|10:35 pm]
Came home tonight... and I'm stripping down within 30 seconds. Took my shoes off and was like "omg, it feels sooo good to take these off..." Another 30 seconds pass, and I stepped on a goddamned red wasp. It stung me. I cursed it out. It died. My foot is puffy. Meh. But I have Chicken Alfredo Lasagna from the golf course. Free food is always nice. The end. :)
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(no subject) [Oct. 22nd, 2014|11:25 am]
So there's this sandwich at the restaurant at the golf course here that I have LOVED for years. Most of their food is great. They give me freebies a lot of the time, haha, but when I actually PAY for something, I tend to order this sandwich. They call it a Turkey Thai Reuben. A home version was created recently. It is damn similar. Their gouda tastes better than what I bought this time, otherwise, it likely would have been identical. Not the classiest recipe, but here ya go! :)


TURKEY THAI REUBENS


Ingredients:

Texas Toast bread slices
Fresh-cooked turkey slices or a 7.5oz pkg of Oscar Mayer 'Carving Board' Turkey (enough for 2 sammies!)
Gouda Cheese
Cabbage shreds
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
Dijon Mustard
butter

griddle


Directions:

- Blend a handful of cabbage shreds with some Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. The amounts are up to you. But you only need enough for a few sandwiches. Let stand for 2+ hours.
- Heat your griddle.
- Melt some butter on the griddle.
- Lightly grill/toast your Texas Toast bread slices in the butter.
- On other part of griddle, heat the turkey up.
- Melt the gouda cheese atop the turkey.
- You can heat up the cabbage blend for a moment if you desire, but it's not required.
- Assemble your sandwiches as desired. Add a little dijon mustard if desired.
- Enjoy!

:)
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2014|08:42 am]
For dinner lastnight, it was an Asian-inspired evening. I made fried rice with peas, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, onion, eggs, and so on, and then added some half-cooked ramen and broke that up to bits. Yummy. I also made a few basic egg rolls, that I filled with cabbage, carrots, broccoli, and spices. I have been craving crab rangoon lately but I decided to make something different instead of that... instead of crabmeat, I used jalapenos. SO GOOD! :D


JALAPENO RANGOON/WONTONS/EGG ROLLS

Ingredients:

Filling:

1 8oz. pkg room-temp cream cheese
4 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1-2 large jalapenos
dash of onion powder
dash of garlic powder
pinch of chipotle powder
pinch of salt

Extra:

wonton/egg roll wrappers
oil for frying

Directions:

- Remove seeds from jalapeno(s). Mince.
- Blend all filling ingredients very well.
- Place some filling in center of wrappers. Fold or roll up as desired.
- Heat oil.
- Fry each piece until golden, about 15-20 seconds.
- Drain excess oil from each piece.
- If you want to keep them hot for awhile, place in an oven set to WARM.
- Enjoy.


NOTE: I decided to shape mine into the traditional eggroll style. This recipe made 8 full-size eggrolls.
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(no subject) [Sep. 21st, 2014|08:25 am]
To those of you on here that may have been friends with Kelly, aka survival, it is unfortunate and heartbreaking to inform you, that she has passed away due to respiratory and cardiac arrest. It really does seem that life is sometimes just so unfair. She truly was an amazing person. She had been through so much physically and emotionally, and was strong for so long. And unfortunately, she has been taken from us way too early. :(
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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2014|09:15 am]
Wanted some homemade potato soup yesterday. Planned to make a lighter version (no cheese, no cream, no butter) but then I decided to add some other veggies and such too. Pretty darn good. XY agrees. I would make it again. I used about 6 1/2 cups potatoes, but next time I think I will try 8 cups, just because I love potatoes. :)

SOUP

6-8 cups diced russet potatoes: steamed, and gently mashed (leave some chunks)
64 ounces of broth/stock (vegetable, chicken, beef, whatever floats your boat)
2/3 cup powdered milk, optional
favorite spices
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup thinly sliced carrots: steamed
1 cup frozen sweet peas
1 cup frozen sweet corn
8-10 oz pkg. frozen chopped broccoli (or use green beans)
1 15-ounce can white beans.

- Place all ingredients into large pot. Mix well. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stir often.
- Enjoy!

:)
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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2014|09:35 am]
Lastnight for dinner I made homemade spanish rice and I tried my hand at taquitos. I am very pleased with the outcome. All vegetarian. Even XY really liked it. I'm not big on fried food, but I did fry these and they turned out perfect. Baked might be good. I used an entire short package of corn tortillas. I made two fillings. One was pretty simple with just refried beans and spices, and a little hot sauce. The other was basically just homemade mashed potatoes with cheese. Both were excellent... but my favorite is definitely the potato one, hands down. I was planning to dip them in things like salsa, sour cream, and guacamole... and I'm still sure all of that would be great... but these were just so good all by themselves! Yum! Good the next day too! :P The only two issues I had were... on a few of them, I put some of the filling too close to the edge, so it cooked out a little, and I had to skim it out of the oil. Also... since I did make so many of these (like 3 dozen), near the end batches, some of them cracked open a little bit before cooking. So if you make a lot of these, maybe try rolling half of them, cooking those, and while cooking them, roll the others so none end up cracked. It doesn't take long. I rolled all 3 dozen or so by myself in about 5-6 minutes. You can shape the potatoes into little logs and then roll to make it easier and faster. I used a fork to put a glob of the refried beans on, and then just spread it to log-shape. Easy peasy.

So good!

HOMEMADE TAQUITOS

1 pkg. corn tortillas
filling
oil for frying

Directions:

Depending on how thick you want your taquitos, place 2 or 3 tablespoons of filling, in a log shape, about 1/3 way from one of the corn tortilla edges. Do not place any filling directly at edges. Roll up. Fry until golden. Drain on wire rack with baking sheet (or similar) below. Enjoy! :)

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FILLING # 1

2 1/2 cups steamed red potatoes, mashed
1/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese
spices

FILLING # 2

2 cups refried beans
spices (chipotle powder, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, etc)
hot sauce, optional
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