Today is National Croissant Day. If I wasn't trying to lose weight, I'd celebrate with these Chocolate Croissants from Trader Joes. I've heard they are really good.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
“Home School Musical” After rebellious teenager Zack Teﬂon gets kicked out of every high school he attends, his parents only have one option left--home school. Now a psychotic congressman is out to abolish the home school programand this...
because there is not enough emphasis on the arts. Zack and his newfound friends, Palmyra Kirtland and Linoleum Dynamite, only have one hope of stopping him--and that’s to put on a show!
Did anyone see American Idol tonight? Got to love those nice Utahans.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
It’s been a year of change for us.
-Pepe changed jobs
-We changed addresses
-We changed family size (Welcome Baby O)
-We changed vehicles (that happens every year, cause we drive junkers)
Both Pepe and I love being parents, it really is the best kept secret. We are so grateful for all our family, friends and especially our Savior this time of year. Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2009. We love you all!
Pepe, tvmom and Baby O
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Jason and Mackie came by to visit today. They have a cute little bald baby that is just a few weeks older than Baby O. I'm sure they'll be great friends. They already played together today; which consisted of Baby O stealing C's toys.
Oh no, I gotta teach that boy.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
2 July's ago, when I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina for work, my boss bought me a prune bag (see above) from Prune. If you ever go to Argentina, you should absolutely check Prune out, and then when you're runny low on money, head over to Murillo street, to get all the really good deals on leather goods.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
My Aunt Heather made the best sandwich for me last April when I was in Utah visiting. It was a grilled turkey with parmesan grilled onto the outside of the bread. I decided to try to replicate it yesterday and it was actually pretty good. Here's the ingredients for my sandwich:
- two slices of flax seed, whole grain bread
- one wedge of Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese spread out onto both sides of the bread (keeps the sandwich moist, adds a cheesy flavor and it only has 35 calories.)
- thin layer of pesto
- slices of turkey
- tomato slices
- parmesan (stuff in the can) grilled onto the outside
Make the sandwich like you'd make a grilled cheese, but when you spread butter onto the outside of the bread, sprinkle a layer of parmesan cheese onto it (I sort of pushed it into the bread too because I didn't want to use too much butter to hold it on.)
Grill on both sides and enjoy! This tastes so good!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I have two free one-way Southwest airline tickets that need to be used today 1/12/09 or 1/13/09 (all travel has to be done by then.) Seriously, if you were thinking of taking a flight . . . now is the time.
I was a space case and forgot to use these tickets, I'd rather someone use them than no one. Even if you don't know me, (I really don't think many people read this blog), please leave a comment and I'll contact you if I haven't found someone to use them.
Pass along to anyone you know or don't know for that matter.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Pepe's grandpa passed away New Years Day (1/1/09). He was the young age of 96 and from the two times I met him, I thought he was such an amazing person.
Baby O was named (a variation of his name) after him because we thought he was such a loving, hilarious, thoughtful, righteous man.
- Sense of Humor - he always had a joke to tell or something to say to bring a smile or laugh to everyone near (who wouldn't want that quality?)
- Grateful - very thankful for everything in his life and always giving praise to God.
- Positive - always had something positive to say.
- Knew people's names - I'm not that old and I have a hard time remebering names, I've got to work on this.
- Selfless - top thing I would like to work on this year. Wouldn't this world be so much better if we were all just a little less selfish?
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Speaking for fortunes, about 4 years ago I was obsessed with making fortune cookies. I worked on a show and one of the contestants worked here. I couldn't afford buying them, so I tried making them. They turned out pretty good once I learned how to fold them. I highly recommend making these. Here's a recipe I found and have fun making fortunes.
1 cup flour
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
3 egg whites
1/2 tsp. vanilla or 2 to 3 drops of almond extract
3 tbsp. water
butter for cookie sheet
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. add liquid ingredients and stir until the batter is smooth.
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil; butter foil, or spray with non-stick vegetable coating. Drop level teaspoons ( no more) of batter onto the cooke sheet, no more than6 to a sheet. Spread evenly to 4-inch diameter.
Set cookie sheet in the oven; bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cookies begin to brown lightly. Remove from the oven and immediately remove 1 cookie with a broad spatula. Place a fortune in the center, fold in half and press back against ledge of counter or muffin pan to form fortune cookie shape. Set cookies in muffin tin to keep their shape until cool.
Continue with the rest of the cookies without delay, as they harden fairly rapidly. If the cookies become too brittle to fold, return to oven for 2 or 3 minutes and try again. Repeat process with remaining batter.
Note: You can change the color of the cookies by adding a drop of food coloring with the liquid ingredients. also, it is easier to handle hot cookies if you wear white cotton gloves.
To make fortunes: Print or type fortunes on large sheet of paper, then cut them into 3/4 inch strips no more than 3 1/2 inches wide. Use ink that won't run if the paper gets a little oily.