Sunday, September 13, 2009

Roast WUT!

I did it! I made a perfect roast, with perfect gravy, perfect potatoes and perfect carrots!! And let me not forget the yorkies!! I LOVE yorkies!! They weren't perfect but still mighty tasty! I did one of those Club House package kinds which I think is why it wasn't perfect but like I said.. it was still tasty!!

Cooking use to be the equivalent of doing laundry for me.. don't like doing it.. but it's a necessity. Now a days cooking is enjoyable.. often times fun and every time rewarding!!

I'm not sure if I'm enjoying my cooking more than my diva dog or if she enjoys it more.. not that she's getting a lot of what I make but she normally gets a taste.. makes me feel like I'm cooking for more than one that way! Yes.. my hot date companion is my diva dog.. the dog whose hair stylist costs three times as much as mine! But lets face it.. she keeps the bed warm at night.. doesn't make much of a mess and NEVER argues with me! Who could ask for more!
And the big question.. what's for dinner tonight?

Monday, September 07, 2009

Bon Appetite!

When I was in the hospital I started to watch The Food Network.. seriously folks.. if you aren't watching it.. tune in! Almost every show is great! Namely.. Iron Chef America, 30 minute Meals, Guys Big Bite, Dinners Drive-In's and Dives, Smack Down with Bobby Flay and the list goes on! I couldn't eat without throwing up so I just dreamed of what I would eat when I could stomach food and what I would make when I got home.. my grocery list grew and grew!

Considering I haven't cooked since before my mom passed away (two years ago!) I was in heaven once I did get home and started to experiment.. I've tried things that I've never tried before.. nothing too elaborate yet but I'm having fun and getting so many ideas from.. The Food Network!!

Another source I owe my new found inspiration from is "Julie and Julia".. awesome movie.. I went home and ordered Julia Child's "Mastering the art of French Cooking".. which I am still waiting for from Amazon. Who knew drying meat could help it brown so much better! I can't wait to make some Beef Bourguignon!! It looks so good!! But something I can wait to make, for the colder weather... maybe.. but doesn't it look scrumptious!!
My diet before the hospital.. McDonald's, Pizza, KFC, White Spot, Red Robin, Earl's.. and I weighed over 175lbs. My diet after the hospital.. Ribs, Steak, Chicken, carrots, potatoes, asparagus, corn, tuna melts, anything home made and now I'm under 130lbs!

Me, before the hospital

Me, after the hospital!

Who knew food could make such a positive impact! I'm happier, healthier and hotter! LOL Bon Appetite mon amies!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Update on the TV/DVD

I must be the worst blogger alive! Okay, so I ran out the same day my bedroom TV died and bought a beautiful Toshiba! I LOVE IT! The one I was going to get was an Insignia.. NEVER HEARD OF IT! But it came with a DVD player built in and well.. anyone who knows me knows I am a marketers wet dream and wanted the pretty one with the DVD built in.. I went to Future Shop.. the land of the of the missing sales persons... that is until you pick up the item and start to walk towards the cashier... can anyone say COMMISSION! Three guys came running after me.. only in my dreams and in Future Shop.. and wanted to ring up my purchase.. then one guy said "excuse me ma'am (do I really look that old!), can I ask why you aren't buying the Toshiba for the same price?" I explained how I wanted the one with the DVD player and he said that he would give me a deal.. ran away (as they all do), and came back with a DVD player.. he said he'd give it to me for $20.. so with the $15 4 year warranty.. I got a great DVD player that I know I'll have for at least 4 years.. the TV, as I said, is beautiful.. it's bigger than the Insignia was and was on clearance for the same price of the Insignia! So in the end.. I got a mighty fine deal.. now.. a digital box for my bedroom and I'll be all set!!