"I'm going to turn dining back into eating / I like food / Food tastes good"--Descendents

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Keepin' it real.


Thank you, Razorcake.

C is for Cookie

So I'm back at college, (almost) all moved into the on-campus apartment I share with 3 of my friends. (One of whom loves to cook--even more than I do! Last night we made a fabulous egg drop soup. So easy. Easy as pie, which is the dumbest expression ever because pie is super time consuming, so not that easy. Easy as egg drop soup. And one of whom loves hair metal as much as me.)

Classes start on Monday. (Eep! I'm not ready! Not all my textbooks have gotten here yet!)

Anyways, on to the foodstuffs. Last night I was watching Glee (which I am mad about--if you haven't seen it yet, what are you waiting for?) when the cooking roommate (Katie) popped out & asked if I'd like a beer. Please, is that even a question? 2 1/2 Newcastles later, I was pretty tipsy (I'm such a lightweight. I don't drink very often, and I'm not a particularly large girl. Height-wise, I'm kind of a beast, but I don't weigh all that much.) We wanted cake, but we didn't have the ingredients for it, or a cheater-cheater-pumpkin-eater cake mix, so we decided on chocolate chip cookies, which we didn't have the ingredients for either. A quick Google search later, I'd found this recipe. They turned out great. However, a warning--they don't give you a baking time! The timing is very vague & it varies. Ours were slightly burned on the bottom (but we were slightly intoxicated so it's okay). But they're still delicious!

Check out that perfectly round shape. These are some gaaaw-geous cookies.

And our stove, which is way nicer than my stove at home.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cupcakes!

Today I was gifted with my greatest baking wish--a Wilton cupcake pan! And, as an added bonus, a cookie sheet! The reason these are superior to all other pans are that they feature an extended handle-type thing, which is perfect as I am always putting my big sausage fingers into everything. (Note: I do not actually have big sausage fingers. My fingers are very delicate.) I'm in looooooove. If these pans were a boy I would propose a speedy elopement.

Perhaps I could bake some dancing cupcakes?

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P.S. It has come to my attention (via Facebook updates of all things) that Mr. Patrick Swayze has died. I am saddened to hear this, as I adore Dirty Dancing. Nobody puts Baby in the corner.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Obsessed With You

Obviously, I really really really really like food (or else why would I carve out a place on the internet just to talk about it?) and these are some of the foods I really really really really like.

1. Trader Joe's Yellow Curry Sauce.



















I want to drink this stuff straight out of the bottle. It's so delicious. I like to fry a little tofu, cook some rice, and smother everything in curry sauce. So easy & soooooo yummy.

2. Nutritional Yeast/Brewer's Yeast/"Nootch"











I had never even heard of this stuff until I moved to Olympia. I'm a volunteer concessionaire at the Capitol Theatre, and instead of putting butter on the popcorn, customers are presented with an array of things to put on their popcorn. At first, I balked at brewer's yeast, but I quickly grew to love it/be obsessed with it. I'm kind of a yeast evangelist at this point--if someone isn't sure what to put on their popcorn, I push for tamari & yeast! Oh God, I miss that popcorn soooo much.

3. PIE (a.k.a. "pah")



















'Nuff said. I like all kinds except savory pies, apple pie, coconut pie (I just hate coconut on all fronts), and rhubarb pie.

4. Cupcakes.
I often wax poetic on the subject of cupcakes--cuter than a regular cake. You get to be greedy & have one all to yourself! They are little islands of cakedom!

5. Cheese










I love cheese in all its forms--macaroni & cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheesecake (YUM), but most of all I just like to eat it straight up. Not even with crackers.

Honorable mentions go to:
Natural peanut butter (I can't stand Skippy!)
French fries
Tacos
Coffee
Iced tea
Ice cream