This month’s box included hand-picked products selected from around the world like Italy, New York and Georgia, leading me to the most adventurous culinary experience.
Jason and I try to penny pinch whenever we can. He’s a starving grad student and I’m working 2 jobs (which includes blog work because let’s face it - blogging is a full-time job!) to pay off sky high credit card bills and to ultimately save up for a house. That’s when budgeting for groceries becomes incredibly important.
You know how they say an average person swallows about 8 spiders per year? Well I think I ate a spider last night.
I brushed my teeth before going to bed but when I woke up, there were some questionable things stuck in my teeth. I was too scared to see what it was so I just spit it out without looking but I’m convinced it was a spider. Ugh.
Ever since I could remember, I always wanted to bake cookies at home. I wanted to do it so badly that it actually became a dream of mine that never really came true until I moved out of the house and got my own apartment in college.
Despite the fact that I feel like I’m 18 and look way under the legal drinking age, I’m actually celebrating my 25th birthday today. I’m still in a bit of disbelief to think that I’m 25. Growing up, I thought that 25 was “old people age” but now that I’m there, I clearly had no idea what I was talking about.
Do you have a 2013 culinary bucket list? I haven’t actually written one out yet but I have a couple of things that I’m thinking I definitely have to make this year, like yeast breads, cinnamon rolls, dumplings and of course, dulce de leche. But lucky enough, I get to finally cross that off the list.
Sorry, I have another salad recipe for this week. See, I’m trying REALLY HARD to continue practicing clean eating in honor of the new year so I decided to make a cobb salad. I’ve actually been meaning to make it for months now, mainly because my coworker orders a cobb salad from the cafeteria in our building and it always looks so good. But it’s not like I was ever gong to spend $10 on it when I know I could make it better myself right at home (not because I’m some master chef but because the cafeteria food is just god-awful and way overpriced).
You know how I’ve been attempting to do some major clean eating lately? Well, that hasn’t worked out too well for me. I’m still doing the clean eating and all but I’m also eating leftover Costco churros at midnight.
You know how you get really excited about something and all you can do is think about it and look forward to it until it actually happens? Well I’ve been doing that all week, which has been making the work week excruciatingly long!
Confession time: I just recently found out what a Rolo is.
I had only heard about it an episode of Friends when Monica and Chandler go on a getaway trip because they were so tired of sneaking around. They end up at the hotel and switch rooms at least 5 times because, well, Monica is a crazy clean freak. Anyway, when Monica and Chandler first get to the hotel, Monica says, “Ooh, chocolates on the pillows! I love that!” Chandler responds, “Oh, you should live with Joey, Rolos everywhere.”
It was definitely a bit on the heavy side so I had no choice but to bring something a bit more healthier to the table today.
Jason and I have been together for 4 years, and we’ve only celebrated one Valentine’s Day together, which was the first year we started dating. I’m really not the biggest fan of this “Hallmark holiday”, mainly because I feel like you don’t need a reason or a particular day to go out and celebrate your love for one another.
Between my full-time day job and my full-time blog job, it can be a bit exhausting. That’s why I’m always on the lookout to simplify my time spent in the kitchen during the insane mornings where I’m struggling to get out the door before 7:30AM or when I’m too tired to cook after a 10-hr work day.
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Can you believe the finale of Top Chef Seattle is almost done for the season?! Ahhhhh, where did the time go?!
I really enjoyed this season, as heartbreaking as it was to see Josh eliminated one round shy of the finale. It seriously killed me that he was there, pursuing his dreams, missing the birth of his first child, and then getting eliminated so close to the end. I guess foie gras torchon really can’t be made in a couple of hours no matter how ambitious you are.