Thursday, March 28, 2013

Great Irish Proverbs

"Laughter is brightest in the place where food is."
(found on Jo and Sue cooking blog)

"All happy endings are beginnings as well."
p.s. Happy Endings is an awesome tv show.  Check it out if you haven't already discovered it.

"A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig."

"A ring on a good woman's finger is no good without a blouse on her back."
(= Hey, don't be a skank!)

"Be kind to those that meet you as you rise, you may pass them again as you fall."

"Handfuls make a load."
(Haha- I know what the proverb is referring to, but I'm also referring to something else, if you know what I'm sayin....)

"A nod is as good as a wink to a blind donkey."
-What does this mean??

And, since it is almost April- a new spin on April showers bring May flowers......
"A soft dropping April brings milk to cows and sheep."

--Most of these were found at  There are a TON more, some that are very profound and a lot of really strange ones that take a bit of deciphering.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday T: Tasty Homebrew ;)

Another Tuesday, unprepared.  In case you hadn't noticed, I have been skimping on my posting.  Because I'm lazy.  Sorry about that.

This week, I'd like to talk about my very first homebrewing experience.  I kind of cheated for my first go around with a post-Christmas Bed Bath & Beyond clearance Mr. Beer kit, just to see what it was all about.  To sum it up- it turned out pretty good!

I used the "American Lager Light" malt and hops extract and straight up sugar in recycled plastic pop bottles to carbonate. 

We cracked open a few last weekend and one (which was conditioned in the fridge.... I'm guessing that is what caused it) wasn't carbonated.  The other 2 were, though, and they had a pretty rich flavor and a good amount of carbonation. 


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday recipe!

I woke up this morning a little groggy and angry due to daylight savings.  In an effort to combat this cranky mood, and also to feed myself, I got up and made a fritatta.  I had lots of eggs on hand, and I have also been watching The League, so fritatta was on my mind.
Here's my version of the recipe:
Whisk 11 eggs + 1 Tbs water or milk, salt and pepper, cilantro, oregano, and a dash of hot sauce.  Mix in 1/4 cup sour cream. Set aside.
Saute chopped veggies in olive oil. (I used a frozen mix of peppers and onions) add 1 Tbs minced garlic. I steamed broccoli then added it to the pan. Saute until most of the water has cooked off.
Lightly grease 9 by 13" pan. Evenly spread veggies in pan.  Add 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar to egg mixture and whisk to fluff.  Pour egg over veggies and put pan in 350 degree oven for 30-45 minutes.
Delish!  Happy Sunday :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Timeline: this week's T

It was difficult to switch to it, it completely disregards any notion of "privacy".... Facebook's Timeline.  I hated it when it first changed over- I still kind of hate it.  Sometimes it sneakily allows random facts to be shown publicly that you thought you had set on "private" or, even worse, something you deleted ages ago because you never wanted it to be seen or read again.  I'm pretty sure my mom found out I have a tattoo thanks to Timeline (although she has yet to say anything out of common family values of NOT talking about anything and I think she doesn't want to confirm her suspicions) 

But there is another aspect that we really don't take advantage of: looking at the past.  I just spent 30 minutes wandering through my photos since joining in 2006 and remembered so many fun times.  So, since I don't have anything meaningful on my mind tonight, I'm going to throw down some random mems I uncovered:

-At high school graduation, all of the graduates tuck money in their caps and donate it to a charity of choice in a big jar right after we get our diploma.

-Hiking in the sunny spring weather, covering up our cute tank tops with fleece coats because there was snow up in the mountains still!  Later that night, we went back to the dorm room and played Grand Theft Auto: Vice City while drinking Mikes (in the dorm room... you do the age math.... )

-Procrastinator Theater Spring Porno- with prizes!

-U-Dash bus rides to football games- usually after a few drinks at 11 am.  The first game we went to there, it was very sunny and the bus was super full, so we tried to race it with our bikes, then realized we were losing our buzz, so we took the bus at the next stop.

-Phi Sig basement parties... so disgusting, so why did we always end up there every weekend?  (P.S. one of my best friends ended up getting married to one of them!)

-The amazing pineapple that is with me forever ;)

-Marlee's 18th birthday- we smoked Swisher Sweet cigarillos, there were 6 of us girls up above the garage and we went through 4 packs of Swisher Sweets and had to run into town for a 5th.....  considering none of us smoked, I think that's a pretty impressive accomplishment.

-Matching Whale Shirt party:  2 of my best friends and I got matching blue shirts with little whales on them at Old Navy and wore them to a house party.  There are a rediculous amount of photos from that one night because I swear, everyone had a camera.  So we look especially rediculous in our matching shirts in so many photo albums.  Also, we ended up very drunk.

-1, 2, 3 of my best friend's weddings in Billings, Seattle, and Kalispell... and another one in Glacier Park on the way!

So as you can see, I really enjoy Facebook's Timeline every now and then, when I want to reminisce.  I will say that when I look at these old pictures, I get a little upset because there are so many cute outfits that I either gave away, lost, don't fit, or wore out/got spilled on/ripped/etc.  It really pisses me off to see so many cute shirts that will never be mine again.  They were so damn cute!  Where did they all go???