Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Subway Night

Tonight was a Subway night.

What exactly does that mean? Well, it was supposed to be Chicken Lo Mein night, buuut let's just say that didn't turn out the way I wanted. Ryan liked it (please refer to #6 on the previous post). I guess I shouldn't be too bummed though. It was really bland, so I tried to add different things to perk it up, and it got too heavy tasting. Needless to say, I am going to trash the recipe.

Adios Chicken lo mein!
Hello Subway!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Love My Husband...

And here are some reasons why:

1. He makes cute faces like this--

He gets especially excited when his rootbeer almost explodes. That's what you get when you forget about it in the freezer. Here is the aftermath.


2. He buys me pretty things like this--

And this--

3. He gets his cholesterol tested with me. The phlebotomist thinks he has good veins. Lucky him. She thinks mine stink. Oh well.

4. He's good with kids. I remember one time at church, he made this scary face at this little girl, and she LAUGHED! If I were to have done the same thing, she would have cried. Mean glares from the parents would have also resulted.

5. He makes funny faces with me.

This was at Temple Square.

6. He is a good eater. Every time I make something new, he declares, "This is the best _________ (fill in the blank) I have ever eaten!!" And then I giggle. Even though it's not true.

7. He got me my kitty. And we are the best of friends.

8. He is a competitive basketball player. He is okay with pushing people half his height around. Like me.

9. He buys me flowers for my birthday...even if it's not my birthday.

Like my new hippie look?

10. My husband is my Prince Charming. And I love him.

The end.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Much Needed Letter

Dear Head Cold,

This is very hard for me to say, but it needs to be said. I know you like me. And I think I have been very tolerable. However, you have overstayed your welcome. You have made a terrible mess in my nose, you make my eyes water, and I am afraid to kiss my husband with you around.

Now, I know what you are thinking. What about our friendship? What about all we've been through? Well, I have something to say to you. This relationship has been very one-sided. You demand so much and I get so little in return. I feel so crowded, and every part of my body is tired of you.

So, the bottom line is this.

You need to move on.

I know it's hard, but it needs to be done. Just think, by doing this, we can both have a fresh, new outlook on life. We can breath a little easier!

I hope you understand.

Your friend,
Your acquaintance,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday highlights

Yesterday was a good day...I got a new dress, fed a homeless man, and went to the movies with my hubby.   

Too bad BYU lost.

...Oh well.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I am...the Crazy Scientist

My new project as of late is to make this.

Being newlyweds, what greater time is there to experiment on new recipes than now, when we still have googly eyes and see fireworks every time we say hi to each other. I mean, Ryan will love me no matter what I cook him (even after the chile con queso dip recipe!) So my new goal is to finish my lovely cookbook after I have tested enough amazing recipes to fill the dang thing up!

In the meanwhile, poor Ryan has to deal with me saying, "What the heck is a stock pot?" and "I thought I put more toothpicks in this chicken than this..."

Oh boy.

So, what has been on the menu as of late?

Tasty Chicken Cordon Bleu
...With a few stray toothpicks

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

And most recently,
Homemade Vanilla Crepes!
...with a sprinkle of our friend, cinnamon sugar.
And when things don't turn out right, there is always pizza rolls in the freezer.

So go ahead and call me the Crazy Scientist.
And wish me luck on my cooking experiments! (I'll need it!)
Bon appetit!

(If any of you have great recipes you want to share, send them  my way!)

Ham and Potato Soup


• 7 cups peeled and diced potatoes
• 2/3 cup diced celery
• 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
• 1 1/2 cup diced cooked ham
• 6 1/2 cups water
• 4 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
• 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
• 2 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
• 10 tablespoons butter
• 10 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 4 cups milk

1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.

2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

On step three, I took about a cup of the soup and blended it up in a blender. I then mixed it back in the soup for more flavor and a thicker consistency.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gone fishin...

Yesterday I went my kitty's water. What did I catch? This:

Yes ladies and gentlemen, my cellphone took the ultimate plunge. Into my cat's water cup. Ryan and I are still investigating why my phone has turned suicidal in the last day or so causing it to jump out of my pocket into the deathly waters. Maybe it felt old and used. Tired of working all day. Too much burden and stress. Or maybe because her boyfriend, Ryan's Razor, will soon be replaced.

In desperate efforts, we have confined this pink Venus to a ziploc bag of rice in hopes of drying it out and preventing any other suicidal attempts. Hopefully soon, I will be able to talk some sense into it.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ryan asked me...

if I wanted to go get a treat.
And he bought me this.

He must really love me.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Cheese Monster!

So a lot has happened recently! Some good things, some...not so good (like being flooded out of our house, geez). But that's life! Tonight I tried to make some chile con queso dip that I found in this recipe book, and it was...drum roll please...soooo GROSS! Now before you say anything, I know what you're thinking. I really am a good cook. I promise! It was the recipe's fault (maybe). It was way too sweet and had that velveeta cheese taste times 2,945,809,476,026. Ryan, who is a sweet husband and will normally eat whatever I cook (even if it's gross), couldn't even handle this one. Now that is scary. So what did I do? I tossed the recipe...and the cheese monster. I think I'm going to have nightmares about it now. But on a more positive note, at least it looked good! See!

Work is going well. I work at the ER as a registrar and secretary. In fact, last night I actually did a graveyard. It was an exciting way to spend the last hour of my Labor Day. The most exciting part of the night was around 2:30 in the morning when we had a patient leave without permission that most of the nurses, techs, and even security guards had to chase after in the parking lot because he was legally not allowed to leave. I bet the people in the parking lot were afraid to get treated after that.

Mom: "Man, that security guard just tackled that poor guy! I wonder what he did!"
Sister: "I don't know, maybe he, like, asked to go to the bathroom."
Sick Girl: "....I think I'm feeling better now."

That's probably why we weren't too busy that night. Word got around that we have weird forms of treatment. Poor guy.

Overall, working at the hospital has been pretty educational and not boring at all.

Anyways, I better go do something productive now, like clean up the kitchen or find better queso dip recipes. Wish me luck.