Okay, okay. Give me a break, it was 2 am.
Just so I can deflate my ego a little I decided I would think of some culinary failures Ive had - I can only remember a few but there are tons!
*This Christmas I cooked the entire meal - appetizers to dessert. I forgot the sugar in both apple pies, talk about tart!!
*I was making a soup recipe of Sis Dransfields but adding some other stuff in there as well. I put a can of corn in it and left it over night which made it taste... weird. I eventually fixed it but not without turning my potato chunks into potato bits.
*I cant count how many times I have burned pancakes
*I made macaroni and cheese recently and somehow it ended up way too salty :(
*I attempted some pasta, Parmesan cheese and tuna dish - fail. It was gross.
Im a cook,
and a dang good one.
Tomorrow is one of my housemates birthdays. I just so happened to have been wanting to make scones since I thawed a jar of my homemade lemon curd during the week. Tomorrow morning we are having a B.Y.O.C. party on the main floor of the house.
B.Y.O.C. = Bring Your Own Cereal
Just so we can keep it simple :)
I told everyone I would make scones though,
and it is 1:47am (why am I up?!)
and I have finished two batches of scones...
and tried one,
Im giving you the recipe so you can make them and then tell me how good they are.
Also - if Lemon Curd seems daunting, its totally not. Look up a recipe on foodgawker and try it out. It was pretty fun and i made three jars of it from one batch. Finished one in DC with my roomates and just thawed one of the remaining two for the scones.
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
4 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 egg slightly beaten
1 tsp. of vanilla
2 Tbl. of sugar for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and butter in a food processor. Pulsate everything in 3-second intervals until everything resembles course meal. If doing this by hand, use 2 knives, a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles course meal.
Transfer everything to a large bowl. Stir in heavy cream, egg, and vanilla mixing the dough by hand until it forms into a uniformed and slightly moistened dough. *You can also use your Kitchenaid with the dough hook on the slowest speed for a few minutes.
On a floured surface, grab enough dough to fit into your hand about the size of a baseball and gently roll it in a ball.
Flatten the ball and until your disk is approx. 3/4″ in height. Press down the outside of the dough circle so the center is slightly taller. Evenly sprinkle sugar on top of each circle.
Cut each circle in quarters. You should have enough dough to make 4 circles and 16 scones.
Bake on a ungreased cookie sheet, or line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown. Remove scones from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.
(I added a little more vanilla, but thats just me)
Its fun to follow blogs of really adorable, young lds wives.
Unsure about that? - Read this
I am a not-so-closet follower of these blogs. Check the side bar, I read NieNie.
Well Amanda (1/2 of these young people in love) is doing a really fun giveaway.
Her and her husband were robbed, while at church, and she needs a little "happy" and by giving away a print, I think thats lots of "happy" vibes being sent her way!
(I speak about these people like I know them, I hope that doesnt come off creepy... back to the point)
So for my 4th entry in to the giveaway I need to blog about it.
I love art.
See my header? Thats my painting.
I love prints!
Look at Amanda's Etsy Shop
And I could totally live with getting one of these and calling it a nice early graduation present just for me :)
So - Cross your fingers and visit her blog!
Currently: Drinking this juice while doing oodles of Spanish 4 homework,
A mi me gusta :)
Prior to juice-age and tarea-doing...
I ordered my new sneaks for Body Attack. During the plyo track of attack on Friday I landed and quickly felt what no support left in my shoes meant. Ouch. Being that Luna (my car) is acting up I figured I would try out Zappo's and order them online. We have Gel-Kanbarra by Asics and the Ryka Revives. Cross your fingers that A - they come before launch this coming Friday and B- that one pair fits and that I actually like said pair.
What lead me up to the juice drinking, homework doing, shoe ordering night I've had?
I scared my FHE group leaders in to e-mailing me their lists of plans for the next two weeks. By scared I mean I texted them saying we would have to meet before church today and then I received emails with plans so no meeting!
I went to church. Megs and I were discussing what to do for Bones night because there is not a new episode this week and I said "How about we finally watch The Importance of being Earnest?" to which she replied "Ooh! Tonight?!?".
Looking back, especially at this photo, Im not suprised we broke up two weeks later
Celebrating National Creeper Day (take 2) with some of my FHE "Kids"
See this map?
The red heart is where I am currently located.
The green stars are my destinations.
The orange stars are my trip back.
The red star is to represent my many "favorites" in that location.
I bought my plane ticket on Monday night and have been semi-freaking out ever since.
Round trip it was close to $500,
but so worth it.
I leave March 3rd from VA, change planes in PA and then its a straight shot to Las Vegas, NV.
Ill be in Vegas for 3 days and then its up to Provo, Utah.
Ill get to see my (yes, note the possession) Sam, Boomer, Tommy, Brandon, Diana, Amber, Geoff, Jordan, Bekah, and more!
**These people are enough of a reason to get me to move out west**
Ill be in Provo for a full week, and leave from Salt Lake on March 14th.
Ill stop in Denver and Chicago to change planes and then be back in Roanoke.
Cross your fingers and I might get lucky enough to see Kenny in Denver.
This is going to be EPIC!
My first trip out West. Serious.
Unless you count Ohio as being in the West.
Nope? Didn't think so.
So far on my checklist of things to do are:
The Old Strip (Freemont Street)
Water Show at the Bellagio
In N Out
Las Vegas Temple
As many Temples as possible!! (Definitely Mount Timp and Salt Lake)
Hang out on BYU Campus
Go to class with Sam
If its not too cold, Hike to the Y
See a local show (band)
Question: What else do I need to see and do while I am here? My layover in Chicago is 3hrs long, any ideas for that one? How about some good books to read on all of these planes I'm taking?