Archive for July, 2006

Big family dinner

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

We never eat at the kitchen table.  Dad and I tend to take our meals in front of the TV.  Or sometimes just one of us will eat at the table while the other watches TV.  I’m thinking that we may have eaten dinner at the table together once this year. Last night, Sparks came […]


Friday, July 21st, 2006

I will admit to living my life in a quite ostrichlike fashion most of the time. I’m completely out of touch with world events, politics, and most trends. So, I have to ask this: What exactly is a “trans fat” and why should I care? Is it the new “carb”, to be shunned until fads […]

Twice in one day!

Monday, July 17th, 2006

A lovely creation, if I do say so myself… Ever since I stumbled across this cake, I’ve known that I just had to make it. Add to that the fact that we’ve had a basket of hazelnuts sitting on the table for ages. Sadly, they taste a little old, and this bothers me, but I’m […]

Alton’s Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Monday, July 17th, 2006

This morning my back hurt and I stayed home. Luckily, some aleve kicked that pain’s ass by late this afternoon. I had some cinnamon rolls to bake and they couldn’t wait, they were put together last night. Soooooooooooo, tasty. They’re a bit of a pain since they have to be put together the day before […]

Here fishy fishy

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

In the past, I have always turned my nose up at fish.  Except for the wiley stick fish, very rare in the wild.  Yup, I’m an uncultured cretin when it comes to fish.  Sometime in the last year or so, I’ve been trying to change that.  I was always afraid to cook fish before, but […]

fun with leftovers

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Tonight’s food experiment: tiramisu! I can’t wait to try it, it is currently setting up. On saturday, I made a pound cake to eat with my yummy fresh blackberries. As of last night, the berries were gone but half the cake remained, and it was quickly getting a bit dry. So, I started thinking about […]

Beef Blahrek

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Tonight was the night that I finally attempted beef burek, after talking about it for the past week or so. None of the recipes really looked like the thing that I saw on $40 a day that looked so tasty, so I improvised. I fried up a pound of lean hamburger with a diced onion […]

Pizza done right

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

As a general rule, I don’t like tomatoes.  I like salsa, ketchup, spaghetti sauces, but not raw tomatoes.  I’ve tried to make myself endure them, and occasionally I can endure, but I really don’t like them.  There is, of course, an exception to this.  Margherita pizza sauce. A couple of years ago, I was watching […]

Coffee? Me? I’m a soda girl!

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

I am trying to find a coffee that I like. Even if I sugar a cup of coffee to the max, it won’t have near the calories of a pepsi, but all of the caffeine kick which I need in the morning. I’d been eyeballing a bodum travel coffee press at kroger for a couple […]