Tuesday, May 14, 2013


  • Recipes from the Internet that I tried last week, with great results: 
  1. Smitten Kitchen's Favorite Brownies. These are fudgy and not too sweet. Love 'em with a little vanilla ice cream.
  2. Ina Garten's Mexican Chicken Soup. So tasty. Suggestions: Use fewer tortillas than the recipe calls for. I'd say 4. Or even omit the tortillas and just fry a few up all nice and crispy as a topping. Secondly, definitely half the batch. I didn't even have a pot large enough for this recipe and ended up splitting it between two pots. But it is a delicious soup.
  3. Eat Live Run's Spaghetti With Meat Sauce. She claims this is the best sauce on the planet. I find it to be pretty yummy -- it reminds me of something you'd get in a good restaurant. My husband loved it because the sauce was nice and thick and coated the noodles well, plus it was simply tasty! I love all the veggies (bell peppers and mushrooms) and wine in the sauce. (And this is another recipe you'll want to half unless you want an ass-ton of spaghetti sauce to feed an army or something.)
  • Have you seen Small Town Security? What, exactly, are you waiting for? Pull the first season up on Netflix, watch it, and then catch up on season 2, which just started last week. Reality television gold, people. GOLD. 
  • Blog posts that have interested me lately: 
  1. Ginger's post about lipstick. Please, someone, help me find the right lipstick for my dumb face!
  2. Katie's breakup posts. Start here, then go here, then here, and then finally here. Katie, if you're reading, I don't want to exploit your breakup; it's just this is some of the best, most honest, raw writing I've seen on a blog in far too long.
  • I am a terrible person because I like Angelina Jolie just a little bit since she revealed she had a double mastectomy. 
  • Please, someone, recommend a waffle iron. A really great one. I need to make these waffles.


  1. Sweet jesus. Katie's blog killed me. I don't care what she says though - that guys a dick. And how do they afford to eat out so much?! I shall immediately begin at the beginning and read everything she's ever written to understand. I think she's adorable and love the way her brain works - the last bus ride...waiting for the dramatic goodbyes - that's exactly what I would do.

    Ditto on Angelina.

    Now I want brownies. And Mexican chicken soup. IN ONE SITTING. And a ban mai because I've never had one and everyone's eating one and I need...no MUST ...have one RIGHT NOW.

    1. I know. I think most of us are in the "Katie's ex is a dick" boat. I think he makes a lot of money so was mostly treating for those crazy meals.

      I don't think I know what ban mai is! But I want one.

  2. I went to the store to buy ingredients for the spaghetti sauce, which is amazing because I have the best sauce EVER, already. We shall see!

  3. Exploit away! This made my day. Week. Year. Thank you.

    Saving the Lindsay Lohan article for this afternoon when I'm bored. I have very little tolerance for celebrities, but she interests me just enough to want to see her sideboob whenever it's posted to Reddit, you know?

    Not that a color that works for me would necessarily work for anyone ever, but I use L'Oreal Colour Riche Blushing Berry only and always. A little of it is perfect for day, and a lot of it is perfect for being slutty.

    1. Hmm... blushing berry might be worth a try. But I've been duped before!