Monday, January 31, 2011

That Other Guy

put some pattern on your pants.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Split Pea (oh gee)

1 large yellow or sweet onion
8 oz or so of split pea
4-6 cups of chicken or veggie broth
Salt and Pepper
Dash of cayenne or other chili powder

Okay. Very simple here. Sweat the onion in the bottom of the pot with some butter and a touch of olive oil . Once they are translucent add your carrots, celery, and garlic. Add a dash of salt and pepper along with the spices. Keep in mind you can add more spices at any time. Pour in your Chicken stock after everything begins looking soft and cooked. Then add your split peas and bring this concoction to a boil. Once it boils, set your burner at med-low and cover for about half an hour (or until the split peas are soft). Stir occasionally. You can always add more water or stock if you think your soup is to thick or thin. You can also take a blender to your peas break them up to create a creamy soup. This soup goes great with a fried egg on top or, simply a quesadilla or grilled cheese. YUM YUM YUM

Monday, January 17, 2011

Your Apartment Stinks

Always in different houses, always wishing we were in the same house.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

On Her Third Birthday

My sister's third birthday. Don't you remember the age when you could only recognize people by their feet and legs?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Coloring Time

My mom bought me an enormous zip-lock baggie full of colored pencils from a thrift store. I have never seen such a collection in my life. and now it is mine.


pickled red onions

I love everything to do with pickles. so does Simone. So I thought I would try pickling some red onions, and of course, they were fantastic. Go great on anything, especially tacos and sandwiches, maybe salads or soups as well.

1 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup lime juice (freshly squeezed tasted miles better than from the bottle)
3 tbs sugar
1 tbs salt

Bring these ingredients to a boil while you are thinly slicing your medium- sized red onion. Pop the sliced onion in a bowl and pour the boiling liquid over them. Cover this concoction with some plastic wrapped and pop those suckers into the fridge for a couple hours. They will become a lovely redish pink (begin to look like candy) and cool completely, and thats when you know they are ready to eat.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Domesticated Laday

What can I say? The cold makes me want to cook, and now, with my new sewing machine, there is no reason to leave the house. All I want to do is cook, sew, and homemake. I'm just your everyday natural domesticated lady.