I started drinking a cup a day a few months ago, because of the antioxidant thing, but now I really like it. I'll drink black, green, white, red, whatever. I've tried a bunch of different ones, and this is the one I like right now.
My Wustof Chef's Knife
This knife was expensive, and trust me, I'm not a person with money to throw around, but if you are even the most casual cook (and I'm even less of a cook than that), this knife will change your life. I no longer have to saw celery, I don't crush tomatoes beyond recognition, my carrot slices don't fly off the countertop and under the stove as I'm chopping. I couldn't love an inanimate object more. I'm just really careful using it because I'm paranoid I'm going to chop off a finger. And this is the knife that would do it with the greatest of ease.
I tried to put the "Poker Face" video here, because it's my favorite, but I couldn't get a code for it. Anyway, love her. I can't dance but anytime I hear one of her songs, I want to. Good workout music, too (not that I do too much of that, either).
Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
and find 99% of the Easter eggs because I was taller and faster (especially without a giant, saggy diaper slowing me down - holy moly, what's going on there!?).
We fought and drove each other crazy, but now you're the first person I call when I have news or need to talk. You're my best friend.
Happy Birthday, T-Tay!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Maybe in another color?
I just don't think there's any help for her.
I love Kate Winslet, but no, no, no! I hate the blue/black combo (and there were more than a few of those) and the lace on the side.
And what was with all the stiff, shapeless dresses?
(I may have just thrown up a little)
You host a FASHION show, for God's sake...
Kinda wedding dress-y, but I love it.
I know a lot of people didn't love this one, including everyone I was watching the Oscars with, but it was my absolute favorite! So beautiful.
All photos via http://www.oscar.com
The little angel with his mommy.
Noah's daddy is an urban planner, so he had access to lots of goodies for the party. There were caution cones and street signs. They covered all of the tables in blueprints, with a dirt runner and little dump trucks and construction signs spread all over. How genius is this?!
And get a load of this cake! It's from the fabulous bakery deCroupet's, where they (and we) get all of our cakes. The cakes are super moist, the fillings are out of this world, and they can make the cakes look like anything.
This cake was a little front-heavy, and didn't quite make it all the way to the cutting. Am I the only one that wants to dive in there?
Noah's adorable big sis, Sadie, really got a kick out of this...
A few more details - there were games, like a beanbag toss and pin the hardhat on the construction worker, with the prizes also wrapped in blueprints.
All the food was labeled with "street signs."
The favors were plastic hardhats filled with goodies, like snacks and stickers and inflatable tools.
This was Noah's very own personal cake...
And this is what he and it looked like after a few minutes...
It was such a fun and thoughtful birthday party for a little guy. We had so much fun. Great job, Kim!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
For anyone who wonders why my arms are covered in scratches, mystery solved. Would you look at those nails!?! And he doesn't make it easy to cut them.
His rainy day TV.
Do not let Mark fool you. He may say he wants to put Bean in the dryer with a bunch of hammers, but they're buds.
And one of him as a baby because I can't help myself.
Ok, I'm done. Thank you for indulging me.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I had this...
The chicken was fantastic, but the star of the show was that green thing up there at the top of the plate - a pasilla chili stuffed with cotija cheese. Heaven on a plate. Seriously. I knew it had to be a regular part of my life so I was going to have to try to recreate it. So, last night, I attempted.
Then I put them in a dry pan on high heat to blister them. After a few minutes I added a little water to soften the chilis, flipping them a few times.
I don't know how they did it at the restaurant, and there's probably a way better way to do it. I don't even know exactly how long I cooked them. It was just until they felt soft and the cheese was melted - about 10 minutes. Anyway, it was super easy and they tasted EXACTLY the same as at the restaurant, and I did my happy dance.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Then we watched four episodes of Gilmore Girls from the series DVD he gave me at Christmas. I'm totally biased, but I think I have the best husband ever.