Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Picture That Made Me Happy.

(Special thanks to the Sex Polizei)

Domo Little Tokyo!

Today I ventured downtown to Tokyo town! Well, Little Tokyo and the Japanese Village. I met up with the ladies and had a lovely morning and lunch. We went to the Hello Kitty store and I got some stickers and pens! (I am a 12 year old, I'm fully aware) Then we went to the Little Tokyo Market Place and picked up some adorable crab snacks!!!
I can't wait to try them. I've been told they are best with beer. I'll be giving that a whirl this weekend! My boyfriend will not be partaking in the crabby fun snacks. He's had enough crabby fun this week. (I love him)
I also came across the cutest little Thomas The Train cookies. While I was checking out I found my favorite Ritter Sport chocolate bars that I can't find anywhere. One of my good friends is from Germany and on one of her trips home she brought back this delicious Ritter Sport with CORNFLAKES!! It is as good as it sounds.

Thank you ladies for a super fun Thursday morning!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Three Dozen Reasons Why I Hate Myself

Yesterday was beautiful wasn't it? Sunny, not so busy and not so stressful at work. It was so easy going and work was so out of touch that yesterday that I had time to flip through the March issue of Martha Stewart's Living. I love her, and don't care what other people think. She's fabulous. Anyway, It was at the very last page that I saw it with my private eyes. A recipe for oatmeal cookies with dried apricots and white chocolate.
And to think I almost missed it hiding on the very last page. (Click on image to view recipe)
I looked at the ingredients list and I just happened to have had everything needed at home to make these lovely cookies. There was a little kiss on my list.
Here are the butter and sugars mixed and I did it in a minute

Hall and oates... I mean flour and oates

Apricots and white chocolate chips

Mmmmmm apricots you make my dreams


This recipe makes 3 dozen yummy perfect cookies. Karla Cucio said these are my best cookie yet. But I can't go for that (no can do). I still think the coconut cookies are my best. The coconut cookies are a maneater and will take on these oates cookies one on one.

Ok.. it's late. I can't think of any more Hall & Oates songs to jam into this post. hehehe

Today's Special: Chicken Noodle Casserole (Old School)

Today's lunch was brought to me courtesy of yesterday's lunch. Yesterday I baked two big breasts of chicken with brown rice and broccoli. Healthy? Yes. Yummy? You bet.

However, I only ate the one chicken boobie and the other one was cubed and baked into this tasty delight I took this Tuna Noodle Casserole (for real) recipe and modified it (Click on picture to view recipe) First of all, I halved the recipe. I only had one can of cream of mushroom soup and seriously, how much chicken noodle casserole can you eat? I didn't have peas, so I used corn and green beans. I threw in the left-over chicken tata, tiny bit of melted butter and some egg noodles. Mixed it all together and baked it. (Ah, you can see my cute napkin holder that my PaPa made and painted for me.)

I topped it with a little shredded cheese instead of bread crumbs. (I didn't have those either.) Oops. Forgot to add the milk. Oh well. It was still really good without it, but the extra creaminess would have been nice. This yummy comfort dish was so much better than the burger and fries I may have gotten in lieu of. Sometimes it sucks being a girl if you know what I mean, but then it's ok when I remember I can cook up something wicked awesome to eat!!!