Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
These 3 pups are my little friends (and constant shadows) for the weekend.... toy poodles. except for the one on the far right. I keep flip flopping talking to them in German accent and British accent...it just seems to come out like that whenever they are nearby.... we have become great friends I am quite sure...they have claimed my bed as their bed too...and as I type one is on my lap and the other on the top of the couch behind me...ha ha. I'm a poodle lady folks!
well be prepared for my updates from me at my pretend little home, I must go and study more ahhh I will NOT procrastinate no no missy.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
1 head garlic
1 medium eggplant, ends removed, peeled and cut into small chunks
2 to 3 medium zucchini, ends removed, quartered and into small chunks
2 red bell peppers, cored, seeds removed and cut into small chunks
1 large onion, cut into small chunks
4 sprigs thyme, leaves removed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
1 pound whole wheat penne
1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
1/2 cup (a large handful) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more to pass at the table
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil.
Cut a sliver off the top of the garlic head just large enough to expose the cloves. Tear off a large square of aluminum foil and place the garlic in the center. Drizzle a small amount of EVOO over the head and wrap the foil up around it. Place in the oven and roast until golden brown and tender, about 45 minutes. While the garlic is roasting, cut up the veggies and place everything except the tomatoes on one or two large baking sheets, along with the thyme leaves.
Once the garlic has been roasting for about 15 minutes, drizzle the veggies with EVOO and season them with some salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast them in the oven until tender and caramelized, about 30 minutes.
Once the veggies have been in the oven about 10 minutes, place the tomatoes onto another baking sheet, drizzle them with EVOO and hit them with some salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss them into the oven with the other veggies and roast until they've burst and shriveled up slightly, 15-20 minutes.
Once the veggies have about 10 minutes left to go, drop the pasta into the boiling water and cook to al dente according to package directions. Before draining the pasta, ladle about 3/4 cup or so of the pasta cooking liquid into a large serving bowl. Drain the pasta and reserve. Once the garlic is done roasting, allow it to cool enough to handle, then hold the head in your hand over the bowl with the pasta water and squeeze out all of the roasted cloves into the bowl. Add the tomatoes and mash everything together.Add the roasted veggies, drained pasta, parsley and grated Parmigiano to the bowl and toss it all to combine.
Pass some additional Parmigiano-Reggiano at the table along with the bowl of pasta.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
to quote a brilliant red-head " If my feet ever find out it was my idea... they'll kill me!"
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Roll Tide, Roll.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The Group Known as Train- and their Beautiful song called Hey Soul Sister
Greg Laswell. LOVE HIM! and his song How The Day Sounds ...I also like And Then You, and Comes and Goes, Ingrid Michaelson and her song Be Ok Rogue Wave and their very groovy song Lake Michigan
A Fine Frenzy ( LOVE the hair!) and their song Blow Away
Broadcast 2000 and their somewhat quirky but very cool song Get Up And Go
The band Matt & Kim and their song Daylight
ok.... I am seriously getting really carried away here!!! gaaaahhhh and I'm only halfway through. All these artist so far are fabulous and even though i only listed one song for each artist, all their songs are pretty amazing! Basically this is what I have been listening to this past week, so you get to see my wide range of music choices. It changes every week, like say, next week it could be Oldies and the Classics with some Folk music thrown in.... I LOVE oldies.... goodness, can't even go down that road or this post would last forever! I listen to all kinds of music. it's amazing. I hope you enjoyed a small taste of my ipod. I think it's Terrific!!! Any fav songs of yours you would like to add?
Monday, January 4, 2010
Today, January 4th.
I'm one year older, from 18 to 19.
It's crazy! I never imagined myself as a "19 year old"
those were considered "boring college people" when I was younger.
now I am in their shoes. and I have to say... it's not boring, horrible, sad, depressing, or anything like that. Who says 19 is old? I mean, REALLY. I'm certainly not throwing myself into the "got to act all grownup and serious and complain constantly about how OLD I am.." group. no way. nope, not gonna happen. Sorry folks, it would be absolute torture and completely unprofitable.
heh heh. besides, I highly doubt I'm going to be able to act like an adult when I see a birthday cake and presents. I have to say I owe another good year of life to God. Where would I be without His guidance? He really impacted my life last year as an 18 year old... and I have to admit it was haaard. I doubt this year will be any easier... choosing the right path isn't always rainbows and butterflies. but it is every penny worth the effort. The results are beyond amazing. God? Thank you, for loving someone like myself who makes new mistakes everyday and who is constantly falling back to the wayside. I pray my faith in you will only grow stronger!
and to all my lovely friends and family, thank you!
I love birthdays!