Sunday, May 22, 2011

quick thoughts.

here are a few quick thoughts from my recently very busy lifestyle:

-bridesmaids. hilarious. see it. you won't regret it.

-never attempt to make a running partner out of a very hyper puggle. it doesn't work out. even with the best of intentions.

-don't get chicks when they are bigger than a few days old. as they get older, they get freaky. i'm terrified of one we have. pictures to come.

-end of the school year = intensely crazy lifestyle. lots of dinners with families, meetings with parents, scheduling summer, and attempting to get everything done in the few days left.

man alive. summer, come soon!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

homemade ravioli.

i have always wanted to do this.
so i just decided to make it happen.

homemade ravioli.
i saw a recipe that used wonton wrappers.

so, i made my own filling: ground beef, ricotta, mozzarella, spinach, parmesan... and i made it happen! check it out.


Saturday, May 7, 2011


back in the US.
where i can cook to my heart's content.

stop 1:
grilled pineapple pork chops.
SO tasty and easy.
mix 8 oz. crushed pineapple, about a cup of bbq sauce, and a pinch of cinnamon.  grill (i broiled) pork chops a little, then scoop some of the sauce on and keep cooking until done.

grill pineapple rings (we didn't have the grill out, so i george foreman-ed those suckers. worked like a charm. ish.

SO tasty. we loved them!

stop 2: mother's day creation.
i've recently gotten obsessed with the show cupcake wars.
so, i wanted to create a recipe from sprinkles cupcake bakery.
i decided on sprinkles strawberry cupcakes.

problem instantly encountered: it calls for a food processor to get the appropriate consistency of fresh strawberries.
solution: cuisinart food chopper. i mean why not.

here is the finished product!

so much fun!

side note: my class just put on a puppet show.
it was crazy cute.
i had to add a picture.

 that is all. enjoy your weekend!

no seat belts and open windows.

well, it's about time to play catch up.
i went to another country for 10 days.
absolutely beautiful.

so, when we got there, we drove up a mountain to a small village called Pinalito.
for the drive up, we were told,
"keep your seatbelts off and windows open, in case we roll down the cliff and you need to jump out."
just what i wanted, a death drive.

but we didn't die, and spent the bulk of our time in Pinalito.  i spent a lot of time in the school (i remembered my spanish, hallelujah!).

then, we spent the last day or so in Antigua. it used to be the capital of all of Central America... it's gorgeous.

so, there you have it! i have a trillion stories... but it'd be difficult to put into words on here. all in all, it was a great trip!

i wasn't able to sneak a baby back in my luggage though. sad. but i did get a machete back... :)