Monday, October 26, 2009

Up or Down?

Oh wow, look at the great view from the bottom! Who said you don't have to ride a squeaky elevator (i prefer stairs) to find the great view? Well, I don't know, but I'm absolutely FINE with staying down here.

My book is going very well, I have about 6 pages, as this is my third day, I think. Last night I transformed a meaty sub to a nice vegetarian one. I took off the chicken of the half sub, and put greek olives, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and cucumber on it instead. (also light mayonnaise)
Enjoy the recipe while I prepare to cook cookies!!!
(would you go to the top for a great view, or the bottom for the best?)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Recipe #4 - Sunday's Special

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You're in for a treat! Not edible this time! This is Sunday's Special, and it will happen every week.
This skin recipe is from my own personal experience...

Caring for your skin. Water isn't enough, people! Here's a fun mask:


Ingredients  Needed:
-Real Mayonnaise (with the fat)
-Sand (clean sand from a craft store)
-Medium sized bowl

Okay--First, get a medium sized bowl, depending on how many people and mayonnaise you plan to serve. Then for each person pour about 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise, and about 3 tbsp. of sand.
Next, you'll want to mix the two ingredients thoroughly together to make a nice, smooth, scrub. Either use your hands or a spoon, it doesn't matter. Spread it around, keeping away from the eyes, and if you don't like mayonnaise, mouth, too.

Fact: The mayonnaise is full of fat that hydrates your skin. Mixing it with the sand creates a fatty scrub that gets the dead skin and hydrates the new skin! Enjoy!



I admit to it. I was super bored. So I took this. And I shall put it up on the wall of shame...
If you know the book: The Outsiders - S.E. HINTON, then you will know where my sudden inspiration came from to start typing away at the computer. I've decided to type 2 pages each day, for 12 weeks. That's 168 pages total. Twelve possible chapters, each 14 pages long. That's what I'm aiming for. And look for the recipe of the day!!!

Love lots,


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Recipe #3

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This weeks recipe comes from the magazine bon appetit eat well/savor life Enjoy!

Earl Grey Chocolate Truffles (Makes about 24. Serve chilled)
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1/2 cup heavey whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
3 Earl Grey tea bags
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (54% to 60% cacao), chopped
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons brandy
1/8 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
Unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

Bring cream and sugar just to boil in heavy small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Empty tea from bags into cream. Cover and steep 20 minutes.
     Meanwhile, stir chocolate and butter in small saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Transfer to medium bowl.
     Strain cream mixture through finemesh strainer (or through several layers of cheese cloth) into chocolate mixture; stir to blend. Stir in brandy and salt. Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Cover and chill until firm, about 4 hours.
     Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture between palms to form balls. Place on prepared sheet. Chill until firm, about 1 hour. Roll truffles between palms again. Place cocoa powder in small bowl. Rolly truffles in cocoa powder; return to same sheet. Cover and chill.
All credit goes to bon appetit magazine.

bon appetit!

This is the November 2009 issue of bon appetit magazine. I give credit for this photo to Recipe #3 can be found on pg. 22 of the November 2009 magazine issue. It's the readers favorite restauraunt recipes!! Enjoy this recipe!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Recipe #2

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Frog Sandwich
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Ingredients you will need:

A jar of smooth peanut butter. (Jiff is what I like most)
Original Sun Chips
Potato or any other type of bread

Okay, follow these steps:

1) Spread the smooth peanut butter on BOTH slices of the bread.

2) Take out about 4 or 5 Sun chips and press them down on ONE slice of the bread.

3) This is optional. If you like sweetness, then spread about 2 or 3 pickles on the other slice of the bread.

Now smack the two slices of bread together!!! Bon appetit!

Mona Lisa

So I look at this picture and think. Leonardo da Vinci did Mona Lisa as a portrait of himself. Interesting huh? I've had toast and peanut butter today and these giant crispy grapes! OH THEY WERE SO GOOD!! I'm gonna show you the most delicious and weirdest sandwich ever!!

Check out the next post for today for the recipe!!