Monday, October 31, 2011

Oh, pinterest.

For a while, I ignored the pinterest fad.
My sister kept telling me how addicting it was, & I knew I didn't have time to get addicted to something else.
But then I caved.
& She wasn't lying.
I think I spent several hours the first day just looking at pins & repinning.
I got so excited, I mean really...I was SO inspired.
Almost 3 weeks later & I'm still enjoying it.
I'm not as addicted as I was [I don't have time to be!], but I love getting new recipes, new home ideas, craft ideas, etc.

So here are some of the things I've tried:

This stuff was awesome [if you like spicy + seafood]. You could definitely tone down the heat [just don't add as much Sriracha] and I'm pretty sure this stuff would be just as good with chicken!

I love love love lo mein, & this was it's spicy cousin. Instead of angel hair pasta, I actually used chow mein noodles. Also, instead of red pepper flakes, I used ground red pepper. SUPER SPICY, just the way I like it. If you don't like real spicy food, stick w. pepper flakes & use less than 1tbls.

I've made crab rangoon so many times I can't count. It's always so delicious. The only way I've ever cooked it was by frying it. So, my inner wanna be health nut jumped at the chance to try it baked. DISASTER. Seriously. I know the filling was good. The wrappers just don't taste good to me baked. Maybe it's a texture thing, but it's most definitely a taste thing & it was NOT right. Try at your own risk.

It took me 3 different times to get this to work for me. Regardless, I now have cute nails. Even if they will only last a few days.

What are some things that you've seen on pinterest & actually tried? Did it turn out how you expected?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

4 months

Time is flying.
Can you believe it?
Adelei is 4 months old.

She totally knows her name now & will look at you when you say it.
She is starting to teethe, and get highly irritated when she can't stick something in her mouth. She grabs everything & holds on with a death grip.
She has learned how to fake cough for attention [which is quite possibly the most annoying thing ever], and also how to gag herself with her fingers [scary!].
She is only waking up once [most nights].

Oh yea, & she LOVES to kick her fur sister, Kami!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You Don't Know Me

Favorite song this week

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Monday, October 17, 2011

The Best Turkey Burgers, Ever.

Until recently, I wasn't a huge fan of turkey.
Mostly because every time I've had it,
it has been bland and dry.
But since I've decided I wanted to start eating healthier,
I've been using turkey in the place of ground beef.
Not only is it healthier, but also cheaper.

Once I had my mind made up that I was going to start eating turkey more,
I had to find ways to make it appealing.
So I tried, and succeeded.

French Onion Turkey Burgers
[aka the most moist & delicious turkey burgers in the whole world]

1 lb of ground turkey
1 pkg french onion soup mix
1/4 cup of water

Mix all ingredients together in a medium size bowl [I like to use my hands and squeeze it all together to make sure that the seasoning gets thoroughly soaked into the meat]. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and allow to set in fridge for at least an hour. DON'T skip this step! This allows the meat to soak up the seasoning and the water, allowing for super moist yummy burgers. If you skip this, you are setting yourself up for burgers that will crumble apart. After all the flavors are married ;) form your patties. I like to use a George Foreman grill, but a skillet works fine, too. Cook to desired doneness. [Usually 6-7 minutes]. I like to put them on kaiser rolls topped with a little mayo, lettuce, & mozzarella cheese.

{Yields 4 burgers--recipe can be easily doubled}

Try them out and send me feedback!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Better Run

My new favorite song..this week at least.

P.S. Don't forget to enter the give away!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Want to Win?

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