Friday, November 6, 2009

This Week's Funky Flowers


This is a very pretty flower arrangement...
...and it's PINK.. my favorite color
but...

it's FALL,

and this just isn't a very fall-ish arrangement..


Turkey Countdown - 20 Days


You too can have this hat, click here to order.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Test Kitchen - Homemade Gourmet Tortilla Soup with Three Cheese Garlic Biscuits


The Tortilla Soup was very easy to make.  Just add a 15oz can of diced tomatoes, 5 cups of water, and the seasoning pack to a pan - bring to boil - then let simmer for 20 minutes.
I used a 10oz can of Rotel Diced Tomatoes and a 4oz can of chopped Green Chilis.
I placed a handful of shredded colby-jack cheese in the bowl - the pour the soup over it.
It was very tasty.

The biscuits were easy as well.  Just add water and cheese and stir.  They bake in 15 minutes.
Overall, a pretty quick and easy meal.
I will make both of these again.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

pescado con corteza de tortilla (tortilla crusted fish)


con arroz, pimientos, poblanos y maiz en salsa de crema acida
(with rice, poblano peppers & corn in a sour cream sauce)

This was my lunch today.
Not too bad for Lean Cuisine - like a spicy fish stick.
BTW, the fish is alaska pollack - ever heard of it ?
Me neither!

In the Pink

I am not lying when I say that I just love the color pink.
I especially love pink and black together.
It makes my heart sing for some reason.
Yes, that IS a real wine bottle from Luna di Luna - their new pink merlot.
I found it at Jimmy's - a small italian market close to my office downtown.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Black Friday Ad Sites

Can you believe that it's November 2009? OMG!
Time is going by too fast especially from this point on
It will be 2010 in the blink of an eye.
Start planning your Friday after Thanksgiving shopping.

Check out the below websites!


http://bfads.net/

Test Kitchen - Homemade Gourmet - Season n Steam Sloppy Joe Mix


Sloppy Joes, Sloppy Sloppy Joes (Adam Sandler singing the Lunch Lady song- I think of this song EVERYTIME I think about Sloppy Joes)
Ok...
This was a bit weird for me.
First you cook 2lbs of ground beef in a ziploc bag in the microwave.
The ziploc bag is provided with the mix from Homemade Gourmet.
You drain the grease.. this wasn't as easy as the directions made it sound.
The liquid is supposed to drain out through the vent holes, but it took too long for me.
I ended up dumping the meat in a colander
Putting the meat back in the ziploc bag wasn't very easy, so I do not recommend taking it out of the ziploc like I did
Then you add tomato sauce and the provided seasonings.
Once this is mixed in ( I used my Pampered Chef Mixing Tool)  with the ground beef in the ziploc
You microwave it some more.

My son ate it because he was STARVING, but the flavor was a little bland for me.
I am used to making sloppy joes with tomato paste.. so I think it wasn't "rich" tasting enough for me.
It wasn't awful, but I will not be making this one again.
I did have success with the 3 Cheese Garlic Biscuits and the Tortilla Soup..so stay tuned for that update.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Guilty Pleasure

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE "Castle" on ABC.  Click here to go to the website


Sight Seeing in Canton aka First Monday


There were several groups of women wearing personalized matching t-shirts.
I promise if you ever go with me, I will not make you wear a matching t-shirt.

Large metal grasshopper?

Being Halloween, of course people would be dressed up.
 I love the pink wig.


I think her hair turned pink from being under this flowery pink hair dryer.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What's That Smell?


A sweet bouquet of Mandarin, Bergamot and Orange enhanced by hints of Peach and Berries!
Yes, that is a toliet seat on the display.
Isn't this Hilarious???
"Just Spritz the bowl before you go and no one will ever have to know"
Click here to check out their website.

Blackened Shrimp

    Blackened Shrimp At Central Market yesterday, I was given a sample plate with steak, shrimp, and a salad. The shrimp ...