Friday, July 27, 2007
This week, I attempted two new recipes. Thursday, I made whole wheat crepes for dinner. I love breakfast for dinner! I've made crepes before, but this was a new recipe, including using ricotta cheese as filling. Needless to say, the crepes themselves were a disaster. They didn't flip well (I need to learn to flip things without a spatula like I see all the t.v. chefs do!). By the time I was finished, I had about a million crepe pieces piled on the plate. We made do. Another brilliant meal by me!
Then, last night, I made a Chocolate Covered Mango and Vanilla Ice Cream Bombe. Boy was that an adventure! It included pureeing mango to blend with ice cream, five hours of freezer time (running up and down stairs to get to the deep freezer in between layering ingredients), and one frantic call to a dear friend (Em C.) asking how to fix my clumpy, separated ganache (put it in the blender!). Coincidentally, Em was making the SAME dessert last night! Bet hers wasn't such an adventure! =/ And here were my final and exhausting results:
The second picture doesn't quite capture the layers. My knife was no longer clean during cutting, so the layers ran together. But, if you click on the above link, you'll see what it should look like ala Take Home Chef.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Has anyone found a great knock-off product??
Friday, July 13, 2007
The biopsy procedure last less than half an hour, I got three stitches and nearly passed out. The doctor bandaged me up well, and told me to let the band aids fall off naturally. So I had no idea what was under the bandage. He said to come back on Tuesday to discuss the results of the biopsy and have the stitches taken out. Today, the edges of the band aids were coming loose, so I pulled them off. To my surprise, my mole is GONE! I had to go find Miguel. "Look, it's GONE!! He didn't just biopsy it, he whacked it off!" Miguel replied, "Well, sue him for malpractice!" What a go-getter husband =)
I do have the three stitches, but the mole, at least from my perspective, is definitely gone. Shocking.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
1. I LOVE working out at the gym.
2. I am cheap and freak out when we spend money while on vacation.
3. I am supervising the building of our new deck (translation: I am watching while Miguel works!).
4. I love to take baths with Coconut Lime Verbena bubble bath.
5. I really hate my job.
6. I would love to go to law school for child/family law.
7. I would love to live in Lancaster County on lots of land and have a pig.
8. I stopped sleeping with my stuffed animal raccoon the day before I got married.
Friends: Repost on your blog, please!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Lettuce (I used a combination of green leaf and spinach, but you can use whatever you'd like)
2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
1/4 C. pine nuts
1/8 C. craisins
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
Feta (I used reduced fat)
Wash and chop/tear lettuce. Add chicken, apple, craisins, pine nuts, and feta.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup raspberry basalmic vinegar
- 1/4 cup Splenda
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pour dressing over salad, and toss gently to coat.
Serves 6+ I added more lettuce and was able to get another meal out of it.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Today, as I shared the story with my sister, she relayed a similar story she'd heard on the radio. A man felt called to reach a desperately poor neighborhood in Philly. He knocked on a woman's door and was greeted by a cigarette and a naked baby. He quickly defended his visit by saying he wanted to share Jesus. She shut the door on him. Convicted by the Holy Spirit, he went back with a carton of cigarettes and some diapers. Nothing earth-shattering or super-spiritual. But he was able to meet the woman's physical needs and ended up meeting her spiritual needs as well. Incredible.
Needless to say, I often view people from a merely human standpoint. I do not think of their spiritual needs. Yesterday, I could have served that woman, and perhaps been given a divine opportunity to serve her spiritually as well. My point-of-view drastically needs to be altered. What opportunities is God providing for you to meet the practical (and spiritual) needs of others?