Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Waffle Party

I had a dream I was late for work. Today we are having a Belgian waffle party @ 9:30 (wtf?), so in my dream it was already past 9:30 and I started freakin out, I couldn't find a whole outfit, I was running around in sweat pants and I lived in this apartment building type thing that was huge and with my whole family and then I finally called into work crying telling them I'm going to be late and they sent this strange man in a mustang to come and pick me up and he had to wait an hour. I was a mess in this dream, I finally get to work, then there's an earthquake and then the Belgian waffle party is over. I don't even eat that type of food, I like eggs and sausage and bacon...or a croissant with ham or something..of course I WILL eat it...I suppose if i put strawberries and whipped fave is strawberry banana pancakes from Sugar Shack on main street in Huntington Beach...but that's neither here nor there. The Belgian waffle party is not from the dream, it's very real and starting in an hour and a half...

Today is going to be a great day, waffles, C got Wednesday off again so he'll be home when I get home, we're getting a treadmill today and hitting up TJ's. I have two movies I want to watch, Where the Wild Things Are and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. And I'm making flounder stuffed with crab and baked potatoes for dinner. But most of all I'm excited to have a treadmill, this urban lifestyle is different, I love being able to walk to work but I don't like running in the city, to be perfectly honest it scares me hermit, I cant wait to scratch that itch without having to leave the house! Yay! Happy Day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Young Victoria

Love this movie.
So much.

You should watch it.

That's why I didn't answer when you called last night...and I had company.
I like Emily Blunt so much more now, and Rupert Friend is so handsome and sweet.

Vegetable Cheese Soup

I made vegetable cheese soup. I got the idea from a lady at work, whenever she heats up her broccoli soup it smells AMAZING. So I finally tasted some, and decided to make some soup of my own. Sorry lady, my soup kicks your soups ass...and I didn't add any flour (who puts flour in a soup?)

32 oz. chicken broth
32 oz. milk

16 oz. velveeta - cubed

16 oz. mushrooms
- sliced
1 large white onion - chopped (I like big chops)

2 small broccoli heads (?) cut down to tree tops (I'm still 5 yrs. old)

1 large red pepper
- chopped
1 large green pepper
- chopped
2 cups baby carrots - sliced

salt & pepper

Bring chicken broth to a boil, add mushrooms - cook 5 minutes, add onion - cook 5 minutes, add milk - heat, add all of the vegetables - cook 20 minutes, if you want your veggies cooked more fully then cook longer, I like my veggies crunchy a bit still, so I try not to cook them too long. Add the cheese when the soup is done, it will slightly thicken the soup and stick to the bottom if left heating, so add the cheese, stir till dissolved, and serve. I literally had to to stir it 3 times and it was completely dissolved. Salt and pepper to taste.

Oh my yummy, it turned out exactly how I dreamed it would, I could have eaten more but my boyfriend said don't be a pig. Jerk.
Wonderful night, I like hanging out with V, she's chill and we do randomness and it's nice :) We watched The Young Victoria and this was the wine (see below) I grabbed it from the grocer because I liked the label, I liked it, especially the label, notice the label, isn't the label pretty? I did like the wine too...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Something fishie is going on...

Ive been eating a lot of fish, the more I eat, the more I want.

Last weekend for breakfast it was over easy eggs on top of raw spinach with salmon. The weekend before Lunch was albacore steaks with sliced Roma tomatoes and avocado. A dinner I made recently I lightly steamed carrots, celery, and spinach with Mahi Mahi. I slivered the carrots really thin, I sliced my celery very angular, the spinach was just pretty raw and very fresh. I served in a bowl with the Mahi on top. It was delicious, and really light, and so flavorful. Yesterday I made Mahi, by itself, in the middle of the day, and ate all of it...

I always cook my fish the same way. Stove top with olive oil, salt, pepper and maybe some basil or garlic depending on my tummy. I didn't take this picture, but it looks about right.

Fish Tacos, Sushi, Shrimp Burrito...
I want fish almost everyday, maybe its my addictive personality. I do not understand how some people do not like fish, or can anyone feel that way? I will never understand, I was meant to live on the ocean...and eat out of it...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mushroom Soup

I am making mushroom soup, I have never made it before and I am not following a recipe. Inspiration took root while I was boiling mushrooms a few weeks ago for mushroom ravioli and tasted the mushroom water...

I started with boiling a package of whole mushrooms, in lots of water (I made a lot of soup), I then added salt and two large packages of sliced mushrooms. I let the whole mushrooms boil for about 45 minutes, The sliced for about another 15. I threw in the heart of a red onion...not much (I'm not making onion soup) I let that boil for 10 more minutes.
I then added some more of the onion, more salt and lots of cracked pepper and then it cook for about 20 minutes.

This soup is really simple and it's good! the mushroom flavor is amazing.
I added raw spinach to the hot broth and sprinkled some Parmesan and Padono on top. I am very pleased with my mushroom soup. It would also be good with Asparagus, or steak or as a mushroom gravy.