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I'm a Great Northwesterner that is now loving life in the Midwest. I am a world class napper. I'm very bossy. I clearly love a good glass of Scotch. I wear aprons every chance I get.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Could I pull this off?

I've seen these and in my head I think that I could pull these off...but I just don't know. Only one way to find out, right?

Which do you like? Head over here to see more!

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I said it...

I love Tom Jones.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Just in case....

Now - in the event you can't be having a Monte Cristo at the Blue Bayou on Friday...and you can't convince Josh to make you one...here's how you can make it your ownself:

Disneyland's Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich via Mouseplanet.com

4 sandwiches


2/3 cup water
1 small egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

8 slices white bread
4 slices roasted cooked turkey (1 ounce each sandwich)
4 slices Tillamook swiss cheese (1 ounce each sandwich)
4 slices smoked ham (1 ounce each sandwich)
vegetable oil, for frying

confectioners' sugar, for dusting
fruit, compote
currant jelly, sauce

BATTER: Place water, egg, salt, and pepper in a bowl and using an electric mixer, mix well at low speed. Add flour and baking powder and mix until batter is smooth. Chill.

SANDWICHES: Make 4 sandwiches, putting cheese between ham and turkey. Cut into fourths and put a toothpick through each quarter.

Heat about 6" of oil to 340 degrees in a fryer. Dip sandwiches in batter to cover all surfaces. Deep fry sandwiches until golden brown, turning as needed. An alternate way of frying it to put approximately 1/4" oil in a large pan and fry the sandwiches on both sides until crispy and brown.

Remove from oil and take out toothpicks. Drain on paper towel to remove excess oil. Sprinkle sandwiches with confectioners' sugar. Serve with fruit compote and currant jelly sauce.
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Fun...and educational!

So here's a fun book that I'm really wanting - it's found over at Jayson Home & Garden.

This would be such a great thing to have for your house guests, or family and friends or all the other folks you have stopping by that you'd want to get to know a little better...and have more interesting conversations than: "How's work going?" "Fine."

Don't forget to turn out the lights!

So - tonight is Earth Hour - so don't forget to turn off your lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., local time. Of course, if you're not in my time zone - you may have missed it - but still - you could turn your lights off for an hour tonight!

I desire:

So - these are Whoopie Pies. And don't they just look so good? Creamy insides - doughy chocholate sandwiches. HOLD ME. Also - they have a mix people! Just head on over and order yourself (or meself) a mix: http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/prdsell.aspx?L0=Chocolate+Whoopie+Pie+Mix

Friday, March 27, 2009

Next Week...

Just in case you need me next week - I'll be in Southern California...working on a project with my Aunt and her production team. Here's last year's project...
You might also find me here...maybe...eating a Monte Cristo sandwich.


Am going to ride the Max downtown to see this this afternoon...

Spring Break...

Clearly - life here in the Parlor has been slow - and quiet. But in case you were wondering, here's what I've been up to for Spring Break 2009:

I was asked by some dear friends to house/dog sit for them while they're in Flordia. Their dog, Ginger, and I have been having a great time. She's very mellow and affectionate and we get along great. The house is huge and gorgeous and quite peaceful...

I have been reading a lot! It's so quiet here - that I've finished three books and still have quite a pile of books to enjoy!

On Tuesday afternoon, I joined my friend Dana in leading a music workshop for our senior Primary kids. I taught two "sessions" - Introduction to Conducting and Get to know the Songbook. Dana taught Theory and an Introduction to the Organ. We had some very sweet kids join us and we had a lot of fun. Then we had Cherry Floats for the treats...and that ain't bad!

I had a delicious dinner at Five Guys - and yes, it really IS that good. Should you be coming to visit sometime soon - this would be part of the culinary tour. Assuming, of course, that you like meat and deep fried things. And aren't allergic to peanuts...

I spent a little time at the Beaverton City Library- where I totally forgot to update my account, but was able to replenish my pile of books. I really don't like the feeling of not having a book to
Please consider this blog updated.
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