Friday, May 20, 2011

Saddest thing

One of the saddest things ever...
Followed by one of the best things:

David's famous (ok, they should be) cookies in their dough form.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stupid raindrops

Things that are difficult to do on days when the sun forgets to make the sky not be gray:

  1. get up
  2. get ready for a day you don't even want to have happen
  3. sit through class
  4. walk in general
  5. make decisions (especially regarding food. It all sounds good but not quite good enough to have to go through the effort of making it) Example: Lunch today (so far) is a giant bowl of popcorn. Thankfully dinner is in the slowcooker contemplating life (okay, I hope it isn't contemplating ANYTHING at this point, but whatever.) 
  6. resist the urge to stand in the middle of campus screaming at the sky "WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?!?!!?!?
Hope your day is full of more sunshine than ours is.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The baffle clouds the agony.

I seriously think that the high point of my day was walking into my 4:30 class and seeing that the teacher had made name tags for us all. A little yellow piece of cardstock with my name on it was the best thing that happened today. Either I have low standards for a good thing or it was just a lousy day. Both I guess.

P.S. one of the reasons I never post on here is because I hate having to think of a title. So maybe I won't make them make sense at all. For today's title, I went here and hit 'new sentence'. Wow, I can be lazy sometimes.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mashtini/Mocktail Party

Jamie turned 21 last week so we decided that we needed to let loose and have a mashtini party. However, after running errands all day long we realized that we had one hour to prepare all of this stuff. That meant chopping peppers, green onions, chives; cooking chicken; and cooking, mashing, and warming nearly 10 pounds of potatoes. It was a feat to say the least.

It would not have been possible without Delilah, our apple peeler, corer, slicer. She was wonderful in so many ways. I'll even forgive her for the small cuts that she gave me all over the back of my hand. Added bonus, we got to discover what Potato Slinkies look like. :) After boiling the taters (they cook quickly when sliced that thin) we threw them in the Kitchen-Aid, mashed them, and threw in our Darth Vader-esque Crock-Pot. (Our rice cooker also looks like a Storm Trooper, in case you were wondering). 

We did it! About the time that everyone started to show up we filled the last bowl with bacon and the party began. However, then we realized that we used all of our spoons in the serving dishes and didn't have any left for the mashtinis. (After shuffling the utensils around we were able to scrounge up enough spoons for everyone.) 

Now the moment you've been waiting for. The answer to the age old question, what the heck is a mashtini?

Tada! Look at how beautiful that is. It's a perfect mix of mashed potatoes, cheese, bacon, ham, chives, green onions, and a bunch of other stuff that I can't quite remember what it was, but it was good. Really good. I mean, really really good. Trust me. So good that even though I had three mashtinis I'm craving another one right now. Yum. Too bad we didn't have any leftovers.