Thursday, September 28, 2006
Actually, I guess I can call you "Janet," since I don't really blame you for this monstrosity. I mean, you didn't style the shoot. And I'm sure you didn't arrive on set, all, "I KNOW! I've lost a lot of weight in the last nine months. Let's do it AEROBICS STYLE, like an homage to Olivia Newton John's 'Let's Get Physical' video! Except with a BIG OLD BELT! And fingerless gloves, like the kind I wore in Fame! Come on! Put away those gowns! We're going to listen to my body talk!"
And lovelovelove their photo conversation captions.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Arroz con Pollo y Frijoles
3-6 pieces of chicken breast
long-grain rice (not instant)
2 cans diced tomatoes & chilies
1 can chicken broth
1 can refried beans
1/2 shredded cheese, monterey jack or cheddar
Season chicken with pepper and garlic salt. Spray large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken into pan, and cook 7 minutes on each side (or until they're golden brown). Remove chicken from pan, and pour in rice. Brown in pan over medium heat for 2 minutes (I added in a little bit of water, to keep the rice from sticking.) Add in tomatoes and chicken broth; blend well. Place chicken on top of rice mixture, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. It'll look soupy...no worries. Then remove chicken (yes, again) and keep warm (placing it in the microwave is good for keeping it warm). Spoon beans into rice mixture, and sprinkle with cheese. Heat an additional 5 minutes, or until beans are hot and cheese in melted. Serve with chicken.
This meal is delicious, even though it doesn't necessarily look it. Give it a try...you won't be sorry. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
There was an advanced showing on base Saturday night; unfortunately I wasn't able to see it (Joe and I had to attend a Kodiak Thank-You dinner for the Coast Guard. We did win an official "Guardian" baseball hat among other, various door prizes). Hopefully though, it's a good film. I can't wait to see what they made Kodiak look like, since they only shot 4 days worth of footage up here...oh well. Movie magic!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
4 cups diced rhubarb
1 cup sugar (brown or white)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter
Preheat oven to 375*. Lightly grease 9x13 inch baking pan (I used 8x8...the smaller the pan, the thicker the bars). In a large mixing bowl combine rhubarb, sugar, egg, and 3 tablespoons flour. Stir well and spread evenly into baking dish. Set aside. In another bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, and 1 1/2 cups flour. Stir well, and then cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over rhubarb layer. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the edges get bubbly.
A dessert that's made from vegetables? Sweet!
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Home goods and decorations...
and the dresses...ooh, the dresses...
Thursday, September 07, 2006
But - that might not be saying much seeing as how the radio stations here are unbearably lame. All three of them. I can't even tell you the last time I heard a decent song from this decade. Oh well.
You have my heart David Dye...I'm yours forever.
Here's my non-winning entry:
1 can chicken noodle soup
1 package of ramen noodles (any flavor works)
Heat chicken noodle soup over stove. Add 1/2 can water (in addition to the can of water the directions call for...because you're using instant condensed soup, right? Right, because it's the cheapest.) When it boils, add in the instant noodles. No need to add the flavor packet. Stir occasionally for 3 minutes, until done.
Now you have enough chicken noodle soup to go around.
Delicious with saltine crackers, but even better with a grilled cheese, turkey, and tomato sandwich.
Good for a quick lunch, or unbelievably inexpensive dinner. Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
If that's what you think, you've got another thing coming.
If that's what you think, you've got another think coming.
I claim thing. Joe says it's think.
I get the 'clever' play on words with think, but thing just sounds better, and still makes sense. We looked it up online (because who doesn't use to the internet to settle disputes nowadays?), and found out there's quite the cyber-debate. It's a pretty even split. So neither of us could claim an official victory.
Joe did tell me he used to say "for all intensive purposes" instead of "for all intents and purposes," so I'm declaring victory on the word-expression front.