Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Morning

I love Sundays. It is a time to reflect on the Savior and have personal growth. After church, I put conference on via my laptop and made some food. I love brunch and usually dont have time to eat it. I got the idea for this meal from my new Food Network cook book- unfortunately I didn't have all the ingredients they asked for so I made up my own with what I had. I really only stole the egg idea.

I cooked up some spicy sausage and added an onion and some bell pepper.

I took it off the heat and started to cook up the cubed potatoes. I then added a heaping helping of cilantro.

After the potatoes became tender, I added the sausage mixture back in and made three indentations in the mixture. I added 3 eggs in the wells and put it in the oven for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

My skillet was accompanied with sliced pears with a dash of lemon juice (to prevent browning and have an extra kick) and with orange madelines that were prepared last night.

It is amazing! I love food.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

An Addiction

I need to stop buying stuff... but I just bought some amazing stuff. I also made a new discovery- Williams and Sonoma! If you ever want to buy me something- get it from Williams-Sonoma Gourmet Cuisine.

My additions for the day:

Madeline Pan

Black Apron
French Rolling Pin

As you can see I'm ready to flatten out some tough dough.

All will be used in about 5 minutes.

Friday, December 26, 2008

One Whole Week

Hands Down- this Christmas was amazing. I absolutely love getting together with all my siblings. The only complaint I have is that it seemed too short- we really need like a week retreat in some remote cabin (hmm someday perhaps). The cabin would have to be decked out with amazing food (smoked salmon was definitely the high light of the season), awesome games (N64 Bond, Guitar Hero World Tour- so freaking fun, apples to apples... and ping pong- not my favorite), and of course random memories and laughs.

Updates on my AMAZING gifts this year- A food processor! it's all I wanted and the sibs were awesome to get it. Not only that but it was Hamilton Beach! ok for those who don't know... it's just amazing. Also a Food Network cook book- and my parents got me money for skiis! yes- excellent for sure. Clothes as usual. Oh and of course expensive, foreign, extremely dark chocolate- this year's winner is Lindt's Dark Chili Chocolate- it has an amazing aroma with an earthly taste. the chili gave it immense depth and there was a slight tingle as an after flavor. Christmas = Amazing

I had to come back to work today. But I got a CHRISTMAS BONUS!!! a really big one too! I definitely couldn't complain. Basically, it paid for all my Christmas presents- amazingly enough.

I came back to my condo after one week to find the place a complete mess! I counted the dishes- 21 plates, 16 bowls, an array of utensils and a million cups. The family room was a mess, and the only remotely clean place was my desk- which I cleaned right before I left. After work, I bought groceries for the semester... not an exaggeration. Tonight I have made two pizzas and a meatloaf is in the oven as we speak. I will soon by making mashed potatoes and starting to marinate chicken breast, salmon, and tilapia filets. I'm preparing meals for myself- i've decided i need to make my health a priority.

I will be alone for a week. So far I love it. I cleaned everything. I am making food. I've thoroughly enjoyed the TV and my music. Right now, I honestly want to get my own place. We will see in a week.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I know I'm dumb

Ok I had to post this picture because it's house and the characters... well they speak for themselves.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Food... Tests... and Christmas!!

I have started literally like 4 blogs without finishing any of them. Sad- yes. But I am finishing this one (I hope).

It is finals week- and as of yet, I haven't done as well as I would have liked. I'm basically just barely cutting the limit to getting an A in my classes, when I should have done a lot better. I'm just not a good final taker. You have so much studying to do, so many projects and papers at the last minute, and no time to do any of it (it's funny because I'm blogging instead of studying right now). And you might be thinking I should have studied a week previous... tried it, it was impossible. The week before finals, I had 4 finals and 2 tests! Can you say ridiculous? I can... and I did.

My finals habits have been 1) think about waking up at 6:30 and never making it 2) studying all day until I take a test 3) Go home because I finished my final earlier than I thought 4) Create food 5) Service (for some reason I like signed up for tons of service projects this week... crazy) 5) Come home and think about studying but realize I'm way too cold and tired- Eat food instead 6) fall asleep watching a movie (last night was Prince Caspian). Through this process, I've had some AMAZING dinners that took less than 30 minutes. I basically have random things in my fridge, and I don't want to buy food if I'm leaving in a few days. But the meals were amazing! I always cook more than needed and I ate like all of it.... so I have come to the conclusion that I subconsciously am hungry for good food. If people want to fatten me up- make good food. Simple as that :D.

Christmas list:
Food processor
Skiis- I really want skiis but I'll probably end up buying them for myself
Cooking Lessons

Pre-New Year's Resolutions:
Make Christmas candies
Organize a New Year's Eve party- i'll be in provo and I don't know of any parties... so I'm throwing a really low key party- all are invited
Finish Lawyer project- don't ask
Apply for a gajillion Hispanic Scholarships
Get a Presidential Service Scholarship award
Post New Year's Resolutions:
Work out 3 times a week- this isn't a resolution, I have to do it... or I will DIE!!!! ps that was not an exaggeration
Study for the MCAT at least twice a month- I don't take it until 2010 so not to worry
FIND A GIRLFRIEND- last semester I dated a lot and broke some things off because I had no time for a relationship- not to worry I scheduled more time to work out and date. ps I am hard core flirting with someone right now... we'll see where it goes...

Merry Christmas!!!


PS i just texted my dad, and I think he may have gotten me skiis!!! ha ha wouldn't that be a Christmas miracle.