Thursday, May 26, 2011

Still in Kansas

I love color.

As soon as we have a house, you can bet your bottom's dollar (yeah, that's a phrase we've somehow managed to ruin in our home) that most walls will have paint on them. Or wallpaper. I didn't think I would do wallpaper until I saw the picture on the top right. However, I hear it's a pain in the bottom... So maybe not.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

For your enjoyment....


video

Yeah. I am never bored.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lost and Found

So about three weeks ago, the strangest thing happened to me. Something that rarely ever happens to me. I lost..... my appetite. And it stayed lost for quite a few days. I blame it on that little thing we call PMS. Which was strange because usually during this time my little hormones cause me to eat every edible thing in our home. Anyway, one Saturday about a week later, I found my appetite! However, the appetite that I found was changed. It only wanted one thing:

Mac and Cheese.

I could not get this craving out of my mind!! But we didn't have any Kraft at our apartment and it was one of those Saturdays where, after cleaning up around the apartment, I never bothered to shower... or put on make-up... or change out of my pajamas. So I did not want to go out and burn the eyes of all the innocent shoppers at Smith's Marketplace. So I thought I would attempt to make my own. I remembered that some of the best mac and cheese I had ever had was at:

So I got online and searched for a recipe that would be similar and this is what I found:

1 lb. elbow noodles
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups half and half
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups Monterrey Jack (or Colby Jack)

Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large sauce pan, melt butter. Stir in flour making a roux. Gradually stir in half and half whisking until thickened. Stir in salt. Remove from heat. Add cheese, stir in until cheese melts. Top with shredded mild cheddar cheese.

*All I had was skim milk so I just used that in place of the half and half. So if you want to do a bit healthier version, it tasted great with milk.

*Also, all I had was sharp cheddar cheese and that worked just fine too.

This definitely satisfied my craving and my hormones! It was very good. And SOOOO much better than Kraft would have been. That's for sure. It is possible that I had this meal for lunch AND dinner for about four to five more days after this. Tyler was starting to become a little concerned about me. Even today I wanted some... but I decided I need to overcome this strange new addiction. I thought maybe I could just blog about it and get all of you addicted to it instead.

You know you totally want some now...

Don't you....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dear Eighth Grader...

1. You think this movie is boring? This is the SEVENTH time I have had to watch it. Don't bother complaining to me.
2. It takes three minutes to go to the bathroom (I know it's just around the corner). So either you need to get your bowels checked out or you better get your sluffing little bum back here.
3. I'm not the new student. I'm not eighteen. I am married. And no, I will not accept your "friend request" on Facebook.

4. If you walk into class and the first thing you do is ask me if I will be writing down names of kids that are bad, chances are I will be writing down your name before the end of class.
5. Justin Bieber-- You talk about how much you hate him, but you all dress like him and have the exact same haircut as him. Go figure...
6. Just because it's your three week mark of "going out" with the boy, does not mean you have to kiss him.
7. The more respectful you are, the more freedom you're going to get. If you want to know why I let 4th hour sit wherever they want, it's because they showed me they could handle it.
8. I understand you're in the most awkward stage of you life so I will cut you come slack. Life is all uphill from here. I promise.

Sincerely,
Your Substitute