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Sep. 29th, 2008

Whiskers

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Back from Atlanta. Lots of good food, good drinks and good company. I have been in a cooking frenzy this past weekend. Had to use my brand new Shun knives! Woot. I made bruschetta and some yummy panini sandwiches for lunch on Saturday. On Sunday, I created a Gen Original Recipe (TM) - Smoked Mac N' Cheese. :) I used shell pasta with smoke gouda and extra sharp cheddar. It was heavenly. Added a little parmesan and bread crumbs to brown the top. Nummy. And for dinner...

Oregano grilled chicken breast with grilled vidalia onions. French greenbeans with toasted prosuitto crumbles and roasted red potatoes with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano. :D




Sep. 9th, 2008

Whiskers

Tonight's Special...

Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, and spicy bread crumbs - the green flecks are basil. Sounds simple but it was super yummy. The spicyness is from red pepper flakes. Something I learned with this is that when you add olive oil to freshly drained hot pasta, it smells really nutty. I mean, I knew olive oil smells nutty when its hot - but the mixture of buttery toasted bread crumbs and the oil was very fragrant...



Also, I was asked to make dinner for a friend and his mom on Saturday. I'm making herb rubbed grilled rack of lamb with butternut squash risotto and brushetta for an appetizer.

Sep. 8th, 2008

Whiskers

Food from a while ago...

This is just a dish I threw together at my aunt's house. Its New York Strip Steak with vegetable pad thai. :)






And just for grins, this is the sushi boat I had the other night at my favorite sushi place.
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Sep. 6th, 2008

Whiskers

Tonight's Dinner...

Seared rare Ahi Tuna with cilantro ponzu sauce over white rice and vegetables (green beans, garlic, ginger, bean sprouts, mushrooms and red onion).



(more pictures to come later)

Things I would change: I used Montreal Steak seasoning to season the fish, next time I will use sesame seeds, or just sear it with no seasoning. I would add baby corn, water chesnuts and bok choy to the veggies and leave out the onion. Also, less cilantro in the sauce.

Oh...and welcome to my newly revived journal. My food. :D Definately more to come!

Jun. 14th, 2008

Whiskers

And now...for Gilda's enjoyment....

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Jun. 12th, 2008

Whiskers

Pictures.

As some of you know, my girls were banished from my house by my mother and until I get my own place, they're staying with a friend. Said friend lives almost 300 miles away...but I visit once in a while. This time, I was a little too late to say goodbye to one of my babies who was diagnosed with an endometrial tumor and she was too old to be spayed. She was put to sleep the day before I got to Gilda's house...

Things happen, though. Everything happens for a reason, I suppose.

Without further ado, here are some pictures of my girls and Gilda's girls...

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Aug. 21st, 2007

Whiskers

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Thing to do today:
- empty and reload dishwasher</strike>
- clean kitchen
- make banana muffins and mini muffins
- clean kitchen again after baking
- vacuum the whole house
- wipe down the bathroom counters (I can't find the fucking windex!)
- find something to make for dinner
- give the dog a bath
- brush the dog
- clip dog's nails
- clean dog's ears
- do all my laundry
- wash towels
- wash sheets
- clean my room
- clean the shower

On a side note:

I went to pick up my sister from her second day of highschool today since I'm a deadbeat and don't start my job until September 10th. Blah. I sat in line for a half hour simply because I didn't want to be at the end of the two mile line at 2:40. After the bell rang the deluge of student came out, and the sight of them absolutely sickened me. I watched girls dressed in things girls that age, or any age for that matter, should be dressed in (...well, except hookers). They carried Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Coach backpacks, for christ sake. I hate this neighborhood. Shortly after the walking students came students driving from the senior parking lot - on the cell phone, hanging a cigarette out the window of their Audi, Mercedes or Lexus. This neighborhood makes me sick. What are those kids going to end up doing with their lives? Everything had been handed to them their ENTIRE lives, how will they know what to do with themselves when they leave home for good?

UGH.

Its not just now, either, in highschool. It all starts when they're kids. I was talking with my parents about this last night. All three of us were amazed at what we see on a day to day basis. Parkland and Boca moms with the most ill behaved children I have ever seen. How can those women, as ADULTS, let a child speak to them that way? scream because they want something? hit them? SERIOUSLY. YOU are the mother, your CHILD should listen to you. Ugh. Again, with this neighborhood.

Aug. 13th, 2007

Serenity

I Think Everyone on the Planet Should Know About PostSecret.

This past Sunday, Frank posted this on the website.



Made me cry.

Feb. 14th, 2007

Spork

Oh...late evening fun...



The naked shrimp...someone needs to watch Good Eats. ;)

Nov. 28th, 2006

Poke

Moneymoney!

Money! Why the fuck is everything ALWAYS about money?

On Saturday, I'm going to be taking what is know is Oral and Practicals, its (you guessed it) and oral and hands-on exam for my FAA government-issued aircraft mechanic's certificate.

I have to find $200 by Saturday. Considering its the holiday season, I don't think I'll find many people to borrow from. In addition to that, I need a new tire - which is $95. Add gas, birth control, water and small amounts of food to that...its a lot more.

Now, later in December I have to take more tests, only these are writtens. There's two of them, a practice test called the "Comps" which are mandated by Lewis and you have to pass with 80% or greater to be able to take the "FAAs" which are the government tests, of which there are two subjects "Airframe" and "General". So...that's two more tests.

Those are $90...each.

Right now, there's $75 in my checking account. I get paid next friday...and it'll be about $150.

I'm so stressed, I'm physically ill.

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