Wednesday, July 30, 2008
... so live in the present. Randy Pausch did this, and he accomplished many of his childhood dreams. I urge anyone who happens to stumble on to my blog to watch this clip of his Last Lecture, which spawned the book "The Last Lecture". It's about an hour long, but it's well worth it.
Appreciate the people you have and have had in your life. Without them and the experiences you have, life is nothing more than a mere existence.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Not a very tasty sounding combination but that's what this post is all about! lol While I have been cooking and baking, I haven't really done any "new" recipes that I got too excited about... so I'll share some of my tried-and-true favorites. Anytime I make these, they vanish pretty fast. :-D I didn't think to take any process pictures but maybe next time.
2 tbsp. butter
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
The zucchini were a bit troublesome. I love zucchini and I always tend to do the same thing with them (zucchini, tomato and curry powder), so I thought I'd try a different approach this time. I softened up 1/2 a HUGE white onion, chopped pretty roughly, in some olive oil over super high heat. Cut the zucchini into 1 in. medallions, then cut the circles in 1/2. Tossed those in with the onion and let those cook a bit- I look for at least one side of most of the pieces to turn brown. Then I open ALL the windows and turn on the fan, and add 1 & 1/2 whole chopped fresh tomatoes. Yep, whole fresh tomatoes. NOM NOM NOM. After those cook together for about 2 minutes, I added salt, pepper, and tons of fresh lemon juice (instead of curry powder this time!).
This is what the whole spread looked like- the copious amount of bread was for the Hubs. He is physically incapable of eating food without bread. He doesn't even need a fork most of the time. lol
This morning, I decided it was time to make my favorite banana chocolate chip muffins, which is actually a rip-off of Barefoot Contessa's Banana Crunch muffins. These disappear almost as quickly as chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes in this house.Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 c. sugar (I do 1 c. white granulated sugar, 1 c. demerara sugar- my love)
3/4 c. milk
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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I turn to solitude for help
For he and I, we talk for hours
Of love, life and loneliness
Some may say I'm crazy
But solitude doesn't judge
Instead he will sit and listen
To all my thoughts and dreams
Though solitude can only stay a while
I make the best of our time
When solitude does leave me
Then it is time to meet reality
--© By Gianluca F. Ortwerth
There are several other poems that capture my mood as well, but this one seemed to sum it up the best.