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Oven Dogs

Contrary to popular belief, I do cook on occasion…just to give Paul a break.

Here, I made up my own recipe:

  • Spread pineapple chunks and little smokies on a cookie sheet.
  • Drizzle barbecue sauce over everything.
  • Bake in the oven 15-20 minutes or until the barbecue sauce begins to caramelize.
  • Then, enjoy!


Mmm, Sushi.

Another food picture today. Paul made sushi this weekend and we’ve been enjoying the leftovers. Don’t worry: we make only vegetarian. These are filled with various combinations of cucumber, carrots, avocado, cream cheese, and red pepper.



One of Paul’s & my favorite dishes to make are tomato-cucumber sandwiches/salads. We have many variations of this dish, but it is always drizzled with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This version, pictured below, has mozzarella cheese and is what we ate for lunch today.


Donut Making

I know I haven’t updated this blog in a long time, but I’m going to try to do it more regularly again!  I’ve discovered that I can add posts and photos right from my iPod touch, which is really cool.

So here’s today’s update: Paul made 4 dozen donuts today.  Is your mouth watering yet?


The Birthday of Paul

Paul’s birthday took place on August 14, just like it does every year.

Since Paul always cooks the meals for us, I decided that on his birthday I would make lunch for him to give him a break.

So, once again I consulted Google in order to find The Best Summer-y Recipes In The World.

But first, I made some delicious homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

They took a long time to make, but they were worth it.

These are Paul’s presents, which got opened after we ate all the cinnamon rolls.  This is the lovely little frame I bought him to put in his new GA office in the English building on campus.  (check this out: the English building is called “Anspach.”  You pronounce it “ann-spa.”  Crazy, huh?)  I printed a lovely wedding photo of us to put in the frame, but alas: I accidentally left the print at my mother’s house last time we were there.  And so, I drew my own artwork to put inside the frame as a temporary placeholder.  Yes, those are stick people.  We are pretty skinny after all, you know.

These are Paul’s new chopsticks.  They are metal, just like regular silverware.  They are supposed to be way more sanitary than bamboo chopsticks cuz they clean much easier.  Plus, now we will look dignified whenever we have Paul’s Famous Sushi for dinner.

This is Paul’s new T-shirt.  It is green, unlike 80% of Paul’s other T-shirts which are all either grey or white.  Conveniently, green also happens to be my favorite color.  He looks so happy to be in my favorite color.

I also bought him grey shorts, but I bought the wrong size.  Luckily, Kohl’s has this new kiosk thing in their stores where you can order any size you need online and get free shipping.  So he has a new pair on the way.

This is the veggie / bean salad I made for lunch.  This one turned out to be a bit of a dud.  Yes, that’s right: Google let me down.  Oh well.

This is the Watermelon Cooler I made.  It is basically like a smoothie but without the ice.  I did not follow the recipe’s measurements exactly.  I pureed 1 seedless watermelon in the blender (required two batches), and then added 1 can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate.  Then I refrigerated it overnight with some freshly picked mint leaves (from our jungle-ous balcony) to give it a little zing.  My adjusted recipe yielded about 3/4 gallon.  It was absolutely fantastic!  We will definitely be making this again.

This is the Cheddar Bruschetta I made.  It was also a fabulous hit (thank you Google).  The tomatos are freshly picked romas from our jungle-ous balcony of course.  I’ve never tasted better bruschetta.

I also made some Avocado Ham Sandwiches, but I forgot to take pictures of them.  But it’s okay: you’ve seen one ham sandwich, you’ve seen ’em all.  But I did manage to find some absolutely charming braided-looking bread to make the sandwiches with, by the way.

Thus is the story of the birthday of Paul.

The Most Amazing-est Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

The other day, I baked The Most Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World.

Oddly enough, being in this new beautiful kitchen in our new beautiful apartment caused me to get a hankering to do some baking.  But I knew I couldn’t make just ANY chocolate chip cookies.  I had to make The Best In The World.

So, I did a Google search for “the best chocolate chip cookies in the world” and Google gave me this recipe.  And sure enough — when I made these cookies, they turned out to be The Best In The World.

I tried one when it was yet warm and gooey from the oven, and I agreed with Google that they were The Best In The World.  Hubby came home and tried one, and he also agreed with Google.  He brought some in to work to share, and they also agreed with Google.  Now all Hubby’s coworkers think I am an amazing cook.  Thank you, Google!

Lessons Learned:

#1:  If you want to be popular, bake The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies In The World.

#2:  Google is always right.

Trip to Cali PART 4: Squeezing Oranges

A STORY:  Squeezing Oranges

One day, my hubby decided to make freshly squeezed orange juice.  I decided to help — mostly by taking pictures.  

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

We picked lots of oranges and tangerines.  

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

We brought them inside.  

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali


From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

We did it the old-fashioned way — by hand. 

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

After lots of hard work….look how much we made!   

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

And look how much of a mess we made!

From 2008 03/14-19 Trip to Cali

It was lots of hard work, but let me tell you, it was sooooooo delicious.  :]